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he of course 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 maybe ups and downs but it's not a moment's barbeau business. has become a more united. beyond the blockade at this time on al-jazeera. value. some of it i like. i have therefore. to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect. south africa's scandal playing president jacob zuma steps down after the ruling a.n.c. party tell him to go.
along so rahman you want your deserved life my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next thirty minutes at least seventeen killed after a former student opens fire at a u.s. high school. russia can push the regime to commit to seeking a real peace in syria the u.s. and russia are again trade blame the u.n. in response to a chilling report from the special envoy for syria plus. a currency under pressure why iran is cracking down on unlicensed money traders. could have you with us welcome to the program jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president reluctantly heeding orders from his ruling party the a.n.c. will go with immediate effect bringing to an end almost nine scandal plagued years
in power the a.n.c. told him to quit on choose stay there when he had to go by wednesday the party and . back moves in parliament to force him out for me to miller has more from johannesburg. a reluctant announcement from an embattled president i have therefore come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect even though i disagree with the decision of my of the leadership of my of going to zation. i have always been a disciplined member of the. it came just hours before parliament was due to vote in a motion of no confidence against jacob zuma president's hand may have been forced but zuma says his party did not give reasons why he should resign that's despite
being in broiled in scandal after scandal throughout his presidency including accusations of corruption and a court ruling that he had broken his oath of office when he ignored the public protectors recommendation that he paid back some of the state money used to refurbish his private residence despite all the criticism against zuma the a.n.c. says the decision to recall him was a difficult one to make following zoomers resignation the ruling party saluted what it called his outstanding contribution and thanked him for the role he played in the a n c for many decades earlier in the day the home of zimmer's associates a family known as the gupta's was raided. five people have been arrested after an investigation revealed that millions of dollars of state funds was siphoned from a dairy farm project into business is linked to the group does. next week the
national prosecuting authority will decide if a corruption charges against zuma that were dropped in two thousand and nine will be reinstated and an inquiry into the extent of external influence in seumas administration known as state capture is due to begin his removal as president may just be the beginning of zoomers troubles for media millar al jazeera johannesburg the base of the kudo's research or the old if there isn't a for studies or he says zuma is departure shelters the a.n.c. from the fallout of the corruption scandals that he's embroiled in. i think some of them oppose of the current leader of the sea. insistence of removing jacob zuma was clearly to try and have a smoother electoral period because jacob zuma would have indeed impacted on the a.p.c. winning the next elections in twenty nineteen because he sat on did and suddenly fall of these people who are brainwaves his reputation down and again the
corruption charges that are hanging over his head so it was an agent issue for the a.n.c. to get rid of jacob zuma and if that i mean if this is the only hope actually they had to replace him with sort of oppose it because if zuma was going to take a seat to the to the election next year many people argue that the a.n.c. might have is in the last elections at least seventeen people have been killed in the u.s. after a gunman opened fire at a high school in florida that happened in parkland which is north of miami the suspect has been identified as a former student we have seventeen confirmed victims. well victims were in the building. and chew chew victims are outside just outside the building one. on the street at the corner of pine island. and two people.
lost their lives at the hospital. let's go straight out on the galahad parkland four is another horrendous crime. will be lots of questions really asked about what seems to have happened and how that. gunman was able to get into that school facility. what's worth remembering at a school like this as in many schools across the united states is they regularly run what they call code words here read here which is a practice scenario where the students are taught what to do in a situation like this but clearly what happened here today. was completely tragic we know that the police say that that former student who was expelled walked into the school with an a r fifteen assault rifle you heard the sheriff or i had the share of talking about the number of magazines that he had with them and we saw unfolding after the shooting the kind of organized chaos that is typical in these
scenes but clearly this is very tragic seventeen deaths you heard the sheriff there saying twelve people died inside the school three more on the street outside and two in a nearby hospital but what's not clear is who those people are whether they are students or whether they are teachers i've been hearing horrific stories from those that survived the shooting talking about teachers running around covered in blood talking about of the students hiding in closets but we do now have a clearer picture of who the shooter was let's listen to that sheriff again this is scott israel. nicholas i think oprah's caused a man i k o las cruces was the killer is in custody and we've already begin to begin to dissect his websites and things that social media that he was on in some of the things that come to mind are very very disturbing. and for a developed country like the u.s. is becoming all too familiar picture of these attacks all its educational establishments we've heard about so many in the past and unfortunately i'm sure
we're going to hear about more in the future. yeah the inevitable question of i always get asked and i've covered shootings for the past fifteen years in this country is what will change will there be tighter controls on guns and the simple answer is that it's highly unlikely remember during the sandy hook shooting in connecticut twenty young children younger than the ones at the school here were killed by someone who walked into that school with exactly the same weapon and nothing changed the only thing they were talking about changing was bumper stocks after the las vegas shooting which i also covered that has still not happened there is a lot of frustration with congress in this country when these shootings happen nothing changes the national rifle association remains a very powerful body that make sure the second amendment goes unchanged but there is growing anger these things keep happening time and time again this is the largest shooting in broward county's history seventeen people have lost their lives
we can only assume that many of those people will be young in their teens and perhaps younger but the inevitable question will once again be asked will gun control change i can tell you from my experience of covering more shootings than i care to remember the simple answer tragically is probably nothing for the moment i do believe in that of course follow developments with you through the night thank you. at least thirty billion dollars have been pledged to help rebuild iraq after the defeat of ice alone more than seventy six countries promised donations at a summit in kuwait but mainly in the form of loans which will need to be paid back the money falls well short of what iraq's government says that it needs. the urns envoy for syria has warned the violence in the water on country is the worst he's seen since taking the job four years ago staffan de mistura briefing at the security council prompted more finger pointing between the u.s. and russia who accuse each other blocking paths to peace from the un our diplomatic
editor james bays reports. the deteriorating military situation dominated a security council meeting that was both grim i've been now for years special envoy this as violent and worrying and dangerous a moment as any that i've seen in my time he mentioned all the nations now fighting in syria the turkish operation around and the assad government has continued bombardment of an eastern ghouta civilians are being killed on a horrific scale and reports suggest more than one thousand civilians in the first week of february alone he went on to describe developments in recent days the u.s. attack on assad forces near dera zoar and israeli air strikes in syria including on iranian targets but both these operations were later defended by the us ambassador
to the united states will always reserve the right to act in self-defense the assad regime has become a front for iran hezbollah and their allies to advance the irresponsible and dangerous agenda for the middle east outside the council chamber the french ambassador warn the situation in syria risks spiraling out of control all the ingredients are present. if we do nothing about it urgently for major. regional and international confrontation the un's latest modest peace effort based on the outcome of a conference in the russian city of sochi seems now to be in doubt mr de mistura wants to select members of a new committee to come up with a new constitution for syria but president assad's ambassador at the u.n. rejected that when i'm not emotionally coffin madama i disciplines of this
conference did not grant any authority for mr de mistura to set up this community. afterwards i asked him for further clarification don't get lost into the little details there was not me or what we've constantly seen is the syrian government not being prepared to fully engage with your plans isn't it now time as yet again they seem to be not engaging peter call them out on their obstruction i am a diplomat and. my job is not to call out anyway it's actually do make sure that we move forward in the hours before the security council meeting the first convoy with good livered since november can go to every bit of help is obviously welcomed by a starving community but diplomats pointed to a familiar and somewhat cynical pattern by the syrian government it's only when it's in the international spotlight with a meeting like this with
a small amount of aid is finally delivered james barry's out of his era at the united nations the defense secretary says he doesn't want to british eisel fighters captured in syria to be sent back to the u.k. and xander coty and shafi as shake are wanted for involvement in the torture and execution of hostages including the american journalist james foley they had previously had their british citizenship revoked. and they turned their back on britain and when they left brits and cause destruction and their commit their hateful cripes we believe that just as should be done locally and they're no longer part of britain the british people do not want to see them returned egyptian police have arrested a prominent opposition figure for alleged contact with the outboard muslim brotherhood. a bill for dar was a presidential candidate in the twenty twelve elections he's a staunch critic of president of the federal c.c.m.
called for a boycott of next month's presidential election a number of others who denounce their intention to run against sisi have either been arrested or forced to withdraw including a former army chief only a little known politician is left in the race to challenge sisi still ahead here on al-jazeera key allies of the israeli prime minister throw their support behind him but will it be enough for him to weather corruption allegations and. i'm andrew thomas in sydney where artists have responded to the warmer incidents recorded at australia's offshore refugee proceedings. from a fresh coast to breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. however the weather remains slightly set fabric cross the southeast corner of china twenty
three celsius in hong kong ten celsius a little further north there into shanghai could see some rain in shanghai cooler weather coming in as we go through friday system just brings the temperatures down in the process was still twenty four there for hong kong with more cloud just pushing over towards indonesia we will see some rather wet weather coming across indonesia live as sadducees showers two still larry into the philippines this massive cloud here that's what remains this is tropical depression sound that's going to bring some model wet weather over towards southern parts of vietnam as we go on into friday much relation not too bad but into indonesia still seeing some lovely cells there to java to casa right around twenty nine celsius fon and dry their course of the late peninsula and into thailand and that dry weather stretches across a good part of south asia a little more cloud just spilling into weapons to start as we go on through the next day or two but it should stay dry twenty four celsius in new delhi thirty celsius there for karate over the next couple of days fair amount of cloud down
towards southern parts of india maybe want to see showers creeping in here but for the most part these days fine dry and sunny. the weather sponsored by cats are always. on different sides of the civil war they never wanted to fight and i joined a party just because it was the closest one to my house you might even die for without understand nothing but united now on the roads of lebannon see from on a motorcycle we see things without the train the world is open. i love it love it love it so much fighters two bikers on al-jazeera world at this time.
both about two hours there are still raw but these are all top news stories jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president reluctantly heeding orders from his ruling party the a.n.c. where he'll go with immediate effect bringing to an end almost nine scandal plagued years in power. also a story that we're following at least seventeen people have been killed in the u.s. where a former student has opened fire at a high school in florida it happened in parkland which is lot of miami and the u.n. special envoy to syria has wall that violence in the water old country is the worst he's seen since taking the job four years ago and stuff and i'm a store is that he's received reports of up to one thousand civilians being killed a day in recent weeks. zimbabwe's political opposition has lost a towering figure with the death of morgan chang where he founded the movement for
democratic change and became a symbol of resistance against former president robert mugabe with whom we briefly shared power. was being treated for colon cancer in neighboring south africa harriman tassel looks back at his life. to his supporters more goodrich's tongan i was a man who challenge zimbabwe's longtime leader robert mugabe at a time when few people day to do so but it was a long and sometimes painful journey in one thousand nine hundred nineteen get i've been a trade union leader for the opposition party the movement for democratic change in the years that followed he organized protests to try and force mugabe out of office he was beaten while in police custody charged with treason jailed several times and labeled a traitor by mugabe supporters. in the two thousand and eight presidential election he won the most votes but not enough to win outright. before a second round took place his supporters were targeted in
a campaign of violence the opposition leader put out of the presidential race in protest regional leaders and the international community intervened after months of negotiations i was sworn in as prime minister in two thousand and nine it was a temporary power sharing government but mugabe was still the president. remembered fundamentally in the sense that he broke. into god this will include those in it when we got before the first of this did lost. the first president. in almost the majority. of the diligence in that is not been done since then to doing. so for dogs. four years later another election took place this time m.d.c. party lost by a huge margin his critics say that he had ignored the plight of the poor and got caught up in the trappings of wealth and power allegations of party infighting and
corruption also tarnished his image some of his closest allies left accusing him of being a dictator. but in twenty seventeen the m.d.c. alliance was formed those who had less hunger returned for me a coalition to challenge and grab at the polls. they were occasional anti-government protests economy was on its knees there was a shortage of foreign currency and the government couldn't pay salaries on time and the military intervened in a van by twenty seventeen and put mugabe and house arrest and zimbabweans from all political parties marched together in solidarity saying mcgovern must stick down eventually mcgarvey resigned and emerson when i was sworn in as president. despite having cancer tank i supporters insisted he was a. candidates for the twenty eight thousand elections they were confident he could defeat at the polls but he never got that chance opposition supporters say that i
will be remembered as a brave man a charismatic public speaker and a symbol of resistance. burkey allies of the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu have been offering a supporter of the police recommended he be indicted on corruption charges that in your who is accused of accepting the three hundred thousand dollars in gifts and is suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper in return for favorable coverage he denies the allegations and backers say they'll stand by him pending a decision on whether he'll be indicted harry force it has more from west jerusalem . well as you might expect the day after the allegations in the police recommendation letter became public the israeli media is all over this story and a lot of the commentary is focusing on the idea that this was unnecessarily petty corruption allegedly by the prime minister of the country that's a point taken up by ben caspian in the newspaper a leading commentator in israel under the headline the horror of hama bull which
connotes an idea of fleeing raging floodwaters and self-preservation he really says two things he attacks netanyahu for trying to undermine the police what effect that might have in terms of public trust going forward and he really could assizes them on the basis that this is a very savvy political operator here in israel he knows the consequences or should know the consequences of his actions politically so why risk so much for trying to get free cigars and champagne as is alleged in these documents there is also a lot of commentary about the other case case two thousand which is tied to his alleged alleged attempts to get favorable media coverage by influencing the proprietor of one newspaper by saying that if he got better coverage then he would curtail the operations of another newspaper that's the allegation at least one which netanyahu also denies but this piece in haaretz the left leaning newspaper
and show pfeffer says media obsession has brought about his downfall saying that this is somebody who knows how to play the media is very good at getting favorable coverage without going to these sorts of lengths and his hubris really in trying to do this is what has brought about this consequence for him and inherits his world and its editorial page and this is something that's reflected across a lot of the media today it says mandelbrot don't delay this is an opinion piece saying that the attorney general of a high mental bit has all the evidence at the supposed all that he needs his prosecutors are going to summarize it and make their recommendations. to them that they've been across this investigation throughout and the police have laid it out in extremely explicit terms or there's no need for what could be a months long delay and has been in the past in these sorts of instances so really that is the kind of commentary that we're saying seeing in the israeli media this is of course the big story in israel today now the head of northern ireland's largest pro british unionist party says there's no prospect of restoring devolved
government instead democratic unionist party leader forced to call for london to take back financial control from the belfast administration now the region which is part of the united kingdom has been without a devolved government for over a year the irish republican party shin fein withdrew from a power sharing government with the d u p over financial scandal talks have since floundered over plans by vain to give official status to the irish language or staying in the u.k. a court in london has rejected an appeal by two nigerian communities who want to sue royal dutch shell over oil spills in the niger delta it a polder a ruling last year that the company can't be held responsible in the english courts for actions of its nigerian subsidiary the lawyers for the billionaire garley communities say they're hoping to appeal again this time to the u.k.'s supreme
court's. police in iran have arrested dozens of unlicensed money traders are concerned grows about the falling value of the iranian reale the president is under pressure to stop the currency slide against the dollar which business people say is doing serious harm to the economy as amos ravi reports from the capital tehran. every morning iranians wake up to find the money in their pockets is worth less than when they went to bed that's because the iranian ryall has been on a downward spiral for years. iranian see the u.s. exchange rate as an indicator of the country's economic climate for many small businesses the forecast is not good. the price of a dollar directly impacts our business it's been thirty percent more expensive over the past two months so everything we buy cost is thirty percent more. for early telephony higher costs equal higher prices that means fewer customers for his handbag business she became much else to give up your quote your definition what's
clear even by previous presidents is that they could do nothing with suffering from bankruptcy economic enterprises our banks are bankrupt it we cannot do anything and soon the exchange rate will go up even more. iranian leaders say the problem is temporary but people remain unconvinced president hassan rouhani said ministration is under pressure to be seen doing something about the falling value of the iranian riyadh on wednesday police arrested dozens of black market currency traders in downtown tehran. these men make up an informal currency trading floor that operates on to her own streets normally the police ignore them but recent rate hikes prompted this crackdown on irregular money trade while the power move like this may be a good way to respond to public criticism experts say it isn't enough to stabilize the value of iran's money. as an economist and says the most recent volatility is down to one person u.s.
president donald trump. and i'm predictable event happened that was shocking even for america when the trumpet ministration took office all the equations changed trumps threat to pull out of the nuclear deal and oppose new sanctions on iran has put off many investors especially in the united states the world's biggest economy . if we assume that there are no sanctions and iran enjoyed normal relations with other countries and banks could operate normally the government could easily stabilize the foreign exchange market while trump won't be president forever iranians are losing patience with their own president and the ever declining value of their own currency. the australian artists have re-imagined tiring stories that were written by refugees in the countries offshore prison camps and altec submission in sydney called all we can see hopes to highlight the treatment of refugees in australia as andrew thomas reports. she had been asking
for a four minute shower as opposed to two minutes her request to be accepted on condition of sexual favor he had also tied the rope around his neck and attempted to weigh down the right he then said do i have to kill myself to go to australia the words of from trauma incident reports written by people working with refugees the pictures and still choose about artists imagining or interpretive what's described god stated do not sit in front of me i don't want to see you and keep the chair. at the sydney gallery to stick a license is applied to a world deliberately hidden from view we want to make the invisible visible this policy has been so successful because it's been out of sight out of mind and face so we hope that by bringing him in trade with a stories people might be able to forget so easily they will have to start to pay attention to the policy in question is australia's towards refugees since twenty
thirty in the government has been deporting refugees who try to reach its shores by boat to two tiny pacific islands an hour and menace a really big stock black holes where it's very difficult to get information about conditions it's very hard to independently know what has gone on hundreds of refugees have been held on the roof for almost five years told they'll never leave many suffer mental health issues others have been abused by guards local school reach other in twenty sixteen a cache of documents detailing such incidents was leaked by a former worker the curators here asked artists to choose one file each to illustrate one of the case workers on a bus in the morning and noticed that one of the children had signed a hot into his hand with a medal and thread she asked him why done that he said i don't know. i just found out it was a very simple incident but very graphic very confronting some pieces on. littoral
a picture of exactly what's described other works are much more abstract there are thirty three worked on show this sydney gallery but overall the so-called in the roof aisles describe what went through thousand incidents what's on display here then is just the start of a much more ambitious project the curators have posted online the text of all the more than two thousand reports they're encouraging people to read them and submit their own work the ultimate aim is for every incident to be illustrated not necessarily by professionals like those who did please but biomass artistic movement andrew thomas al jazeera sydney. is there i'm still raman these are all top news stories jacob zuma has resigned as south africa's president reluctantly heating orders from his party the a n c he'll
go with immediate effect ending almost nine years in power marked by scandal the ruling a.n.c. told him to quit all face moves in parliament to force him out at least seventeen people have been killed in the u.s. after a gunman opened fire at a high school in florida it happened in parkland which is north of miami the suspect has been identified as a former student. nicholas i think that response a man i k well yes cruz was the killer is in custody and we've already begin to begin to dissect his websites and the things that social media that he was on in some of these come to mind are very very disturbing. at least thirty billion dollars have been pledged to help rebuild iraq after the defeat of i sold more than seventy six countries promised donations at a summit in kuwait but mainly in the form of loans which will need to be paid back the money falls well short of what iraq's government says it needs the u.n.
special envoy to syria has warned that violence in the water own country is the worst he's seen since taking the job four years ago stephan de mistura said he's received reports of up to one thousand civilians being killed a day in recent weeks he was briefing the un security council of escalating violence in the country kjell eyes of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu have been offering their support after police recommended he be indicted on corruption charges netanyahu is accused of accepting nearly three hundred thousand dollars in gifts and is suspected of backroom deals with the publisher of an israeli newspaper in return for favorable coverage and he denies the allegations and backers say they'll stand by him pending a decision on whether he'll be indicted or not and zimbabwe's political opposition has lost a towering figure with the death of more than chang arroyo the founder of the movement for democratic change was being treated for colon cancer in neighboring south africa he was aged sixty five those were the headlines are back with more
news in thirty minutes next on al-jazeera its people and power to stay with us. backus found on city streets around the world. sometimes helped frequently moved on but always hoping for the charity of others so how did different cultures respond to the police out a correspondent out of the phillips went to find out.