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and our intake of this is al jazeera live from london also coming up trumps facts better background checks on firearm buyers as pressure for gun control mounts after the florida school shooting. at least seventeen people are being killed in mozambique after collapsing rubbish heap buried several houses. the campaign against sexual misconduct takes center stage at this year's bafta awards. and the turkey's foreign minister says turkish troops will fight forces loyal to syrian president bashar al assad if they enter the northern end of a freend to defend kurdish fighters the syrian state news agency reported that pro-government forces would enter freedom within hours to join what it called the resistance to turkish aggression you know it's meant follows what appears to be an agreement to help kurdish y p g fighters in a free and open fighting to repel
a turkish offensive there for a month. it's a move that further complicates the conflict turkey sees the y.p. g. as a terror group but elsewhere in northern syria it's been part of a u.s. backed alliance confronting i saw stephanie decker reports. syrian state television and now says that forces loyal to president bashar al assad will be deployed to africa in. turkey launch an operation against the people's protection units or y p g who are in control of the province almost a month ago ankara calls the y.p. g a terrorist organization the united states considers the group its most effective ally in fighting eisel. this new move by damascus in africa could mean its allied militia directly confronts turkish troops turkey's foreign minister was defiant yes in the name of the regime is in train their claims p.y.t.
and there are no problems however if i come in to defend the y.p. g.e. the nothing and nobody can stop us the supplies to efren as well as members and to the east of the euphrates river the developments when set behind the scenes negotiations the details of which are unclear if the kurds are going to accept the major conditions of the syrian regime will decide on that very heavy weapons. and shows will they be exiting the city because the syrian regime is also being syria democratic forces to exit the city and to move to the east of the euphrates the kurdish why p.g. holds the areas in yellow which include the region of africa in the green areas land controlled by the syrian opposition supported by turkey and they're advancing on africa and under the turkish operation olive branch president assad's government controls the area to the south and the i.p.g. territory to the east of the euphrates is where the u.s. has military bases and personnel on the ground syria's seven year war seems to have
entered a new phase with the foreign powers who have long backed different sides trying to solidify their spheres of influence stephanie decker al-jazeera. takis president and his russian counterpart have discussed the f.a.a. an operation in a phone call. to one warn fleda may pichon over the actions of the syrian government which is russia's ally some image of aid has more from istanbul the first batch of kurdish fighters has reached the city of our friend that's according to s.d.f. which is a u.s. backed force and these kurdish fighters have travelled from the city of aleppo this is a city which is under the control of the syrian government forces so syrian fighters have been saying that this group proves their point that kurdish fighters off the right people's protection units have been allied with the syrian government all along there is expectations that more convenience of pro-government militias not regular syrian government forces will enter the city of against this operation that
has been launched by the turkish forces called all of branch on the diplomatic front we've been hearing from presidential sources that the turkish president has been speaking to his russian counterpart and he's told them that there will be consequences if the syrian government continues on its path this is the part that the foreign minister had also alluded to saying that the turkish government has no problem the syrian government contains and controls its own territory and borders but it will have a problem and it will confront anyone who allies itself with the with these kurdish fighters that turkey sees as terrorists. at least seventy one people are being killed by as trikes and according to the monitoring group syrian observatory for human rights local observers believe the attacks are a prelude to a major offensive on the rebel held territory which has been under siege since twenty thirteen and a harder reports from beirut. rockets missiles air strikes activists fear the
renewed bombardment of the besieged opposition area of eastern huta could be the beginning of a large scale military operation. it seems russian broke at the gauche ations to bring about a gravel surrender have so far failed and a week of relative calm yet again civilians were the victims since the end of december a stepped up military campaign killed more than four hundred people at least one hundred of them were children the fear now is that the numbers will only rise if a wide scale attack begins. the syrian government and its allies are sending military reinforcements to the edges of the rebel enclave just outside the capital damascus pro-government media are promising victory and what they say will be a decisive battle it will be the first time they will try to storm. past ground offensives where we by rebels and people are defiant.
we have man who. they won't be able to capture one inch of land. this is what we have been steadfast for seven years they tried many times and used all kinds of weapons but they were in say able to take anything out. the syrian government and its allies haven't taken ground but over the years they have. residential neighborhood the syrian government. after securing ceasefire. other controlled areas. in the north west he says. are the people and. are refusing to. about
four hundred thousand people. without a child. he is a live civil defense volunteers say it's not usually the case it has to go to our club a lot rollo said of hooper of. the least twenty seven shia fighters have been killed in iraq when us or fighters ambushed their convoy the bodies of the victims arrived in baghdad on monday are still fighters were disguised in iraqi army uniforms and pretended to be on duty at a fake checkpoint when the attack happened on the outskirts of her region last week the governor of nearby kirkuk wall that i saw still poses a security threat in the area. the white house says u.s. president donald trump supports improved background checks on gun purchases it
comes in the wake of last wednesday's school shooting in florida seventeen students and staff members were killed by a teenager with an assault rifle trump is to speak to survivors on wednesday in what's being called a listening session while fishers outside the white house where supporters of gun control have been staging a protest so allan how big is that protest there. well that's probably somewhere in the region of about fifty children here along with their closest relatives their mothers and grandmothers they're here as well taking the courage to somewhere like seventy five seventy six people this all started from a very small idea on social media and in around the washington d.c. area on friday afternoon the intention was to gather here at noon and stage a die in what you're hearing at the moment and i'll stop just for a second to let the organizers rate them are the people that have been killed in schools in the united states with weapons since one thousand one thousand nine. hundred yards. and obviously you
include something like that the sandy hook massacre as well from columbine and there are as you can see from the banners that are here many many more incidents at schools that often don't go widely reported simply because there's only one or two people who have died but here the people that decided to come in front of the white house today and remember don't come here in florida is actually playing golf for the moment they're here because they say enough is enough and the know comes a point where children and schools have to be protected and if that means changing the gun laws then that's what's going to have to happen and is there any suggestion that this time around things are different for the republicans on this issue. while we're seeing social media being mobilized a lot more and of course what the difference this time is that in florida we have young people who are often after these tragedies told this isn't the time to talk
about gun control or changing the legislation or changing the law have said no this is the time and they have actually taken up that mantle and decided that they are the ones they are going to have that conversation and we saw that over the weekend and we're seeing it here is so they're not listening to those to see you can't talk about this it's too soon they've decided that they want to talk about it and they want politicians to. talk about it and they want there to be some sort of action there's also going to be protests nationwide on march the twenty fourth and a march on washington as well at some point in april they're talking about workouts from schools right across the country to make the point to legislators in state houses and also nationally that something has to be changed and wednesday the survivors of the school shooting in florida are going to tallahassee the state capital of florida and there they are going to see to legislators you have to start considering changing gun laws so there's a feeling that this time it may be slightly different everyone thought that after sandy hook twenty young children were killed that they were about five six years
old and six teachers were killed that time there would be a change particularly because many people thought the laws could be changed but in the end nothing happened the n.r.a. mobilized quick people who support the second amendment mobilized and nothing happened this time people are determined that this will be another sandy hook and just be forgotten until the next shooting this time they're determined that something is going to be done which explains why so many people are here on a whole day washington d.c. on a cool lunchtime out reading the names of those of died since one thousand nine hundred school shootings in the united states. thank you very much indeed. reports that. it is likely to plead guilty as part of the f.b.i.'s investigation into russian interference in a twenty sixteen presidential election according to a los angeles times chomps former deputy campaign manager richard gates who pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud in october is expected to change his plea gates
would become the third leading aide to plead guilty. still ahead on the program. thousands of people turned out to pay their respects to zimbabwe's deceased opposition leader morgan tsvangirai. threats bullying and intimidation and the latest scandal surrounding the british charity john oxfam. and i that we've got plenty of clown swirling around in the middle east of the moment here it is on the satellite picture around through parts of iraq and moving across into iran now the wettest weather out of that system as we had to choose day is going to be in the east so there's likely to be substantial were parts of afghanistan probably rain forest in kabul and also some wet weather fatah as well i must say for now in the dryer weather bot that will change and as we head into
wednesday we'll see that weather system work its way across us is likely to be turning to snow as it does say we want to once the west still staying quite unsettled to some of us a good deal of cloud around a few outbreaks of showery rain as well some of that cloud still with us every part of saudi arabia particularly in the northwestern parts on tuesday here in doha not a great deal of cloud a little bit dusty and certainly very windy and those winds will stay strong as we head through chews day at least with a strong wind it won't be too hot a maximum temperature around twenty six degrees the winds gradually ease off for us as we head through wednesday and that's as more cloud rolls its way across us and this just the outside chance that this could give us a shower i mean further towards the south and here's where most of the wet weather is stretching down into the eastern parts of south africa also across mozambique receives a very heavy rain here there's plenty more still to come. among
loyal to syrian president bashar assad if they enter the northern enclave of a free to defend kurdish fighters. the bodies of twenty seven the shia fighters killed in an eyesore ambush near the iraqi city of how we have arrived in the capital baghdad. and dr last week's school shooting in florida the white house says president donald trump now supports improved background checks on gun purchases. and the seventeen people have been killed after a garbage dump collapsed in mozambique rescue workers in the capital maputo believe more bodies could be buried a fifteen meter tall pile of garbage collapsed in the early hours of the morning in heavy rains burying several houses the media say dozens of families of fled their homes. as a journalist based in he says the garbage dump is located in one of the poorest areas of the capital. problems fixed in terms of garbage. daily or flowing the walls of the down right you need to solve the area we just hundreds
of people who live nearby and it is also the word press for the less fortunate people of those who are poor and to us preventing around the broken glass is toxic flames and decay is essential food in materials that could be sold lenny's also the result of decades of on call control does have an addition so you notice it would cause us to be working to pull out our bodies and as those are the people who are still contending that sea levels are i'm kind of washington this morning. sudan's foreign minister has told all political prisoners who were detained last month will be released more than eighty have already been freed including prominent opposition leaders sudan had faced international pressure to release the detainees who were arrested after anti-government protests about the rising cost of food as well. the move to release dozens of political prisoners from jails in the sudanese capital of khartoum came as a surprise. most were arrested last month after protests about soaring prices and
tough economic conditions turned violent turnout. we will work hard to get rid of the reasons that have led to demonstrations and detention we will be in contact with all parties concerned we will keep and maintain the human rights and we will put an end to political polarization in the country for the sake of our nation. families of those released from prison were delighted but concerned for the ones still detained that we are happy we need all the prisoners to be released we need our country to live in peace we need nothing but peace and security is that is all of the commitment of the government to political freedoms and that is primarily was very short. as it used to be in the past we are all very happy and all the sudanese people are happy can assure you that everybody would be
released this is that this is you know of the president. the rest will follow. the freed prisoners included leaders of the opposition who are calling for all political factions to unite in order to find a solution to sudan's problems and they are demanding the release of prisoners of opinion and while. we need a full and comprehensive dialogue such a dialogue is the only way to take our country away from this crisis the tension and prisons will never sort out our issues it is now the time to resort to the best methods to find peaceful solutions to the problems in our country. the presidential decree to release the prisoners came after the appointment of a new security chief and it followed korn's from representatives of several foreign embassies the arrests were made during a wave of protests in several cities against the rise in bread prices and other economies difficulties facing the sudanese people many know the government and opposition parties can get together for talks aimed at resolving the country's
persistent crises. are desire thousands of people in zimbabwe have paid tribute to morgan tsvangirai at a rally in the capital harare a former opposition leader died from cancer on wednesday position them to say they'll try to keep the party united despite divisions over the leadership of iran which has more from harare. when morgan tsvangirai body arrived at the place opposition parties called freedom square his supporters called him a hero for defending human rights and always calling for free and fair elections this is their last chance to say goodbye mania won't be able to attend the burial and choose the employer. home two hundred kilometers from the capital they say they'll continue his work and prepare for the election in a few months. this. president. hasn't brought the entire
leadership of the main opposition party showed up for monday's rally but there is speculation the movement for democratic change could split if some key officials decide to walk away from opposition. at the rally there were calls for the party to stick together. the months. months . this is a bit soon. for now opposition supporters say they are united and will deal with whatever problems lie ahead after morgan tsvangirai has been buried. algis or had any. talks have begun between togo's government and the opposition to try to end a six month political standoff for months thousands of people have been protesting
against president for nursing babies there demanding that he stand down and the government introduce presidential term limits acing bay has been in power since two thousand and five the ten day talks are being brokered by the presidents of ghana and guinea. radian media say rescue teams have found the wreckage of a passenger plane that disappeared in the zagros mountains emergency workers rushed through mountainous terrain in temperatures of minus sixteen degrees celsius to get to the site the ass man lines aircraft went down in forty weather on sunday killing all sixty five people on board iran's president hassan rouhani has ordered an investigation into the accident hungary's prime minister has kicked off his election campaign by calling for a global alliance against migration to all bonds nationalist party is pushing for a third consecutive victory in april's election the right wing politician has been increasingly at odds with the e.u. and united nations over letting refugees stay in his country during his campaign
speech obama said eastern and western europe were heading in different directions ways it was but overseen when you go through for the good and the situation is that the danger we face comes from the west from politicians in brussels bolin in paris they want us to adopt their policies which have made their countries of the immigration countries and open up the way for the decline of christianity and the spread of islam. police in israel investigating the drawing of swastikas and anti polish slogans on the gates of poland's embassy comes a day after the polish prime minister caused outrage by saying jews were among the perpetrators of the holocaust some of the graffiti compares polish people to nazis . legislators in iceland trying to make male circumcision illegal saying it falls under the umbrella of child abuse if the bill passes iceland will be the first european country to ban the practice male circumcision is carried out for religious social medical and cultural reasons and thirty percent of men around the
world are thought to be circumcised jews and muslims in other nordic countries say the move is an attack on religious freedom as it targets a traditional practice in their communities. and internal report released by oxfam has revealed that three of its workers threatened witnesses german investigation into sexual misconduct in haiti. the charity released the report after being criticized for a lack of transparency over allegations that its director in haiti used prostitutes during an aid mission the report says rowland can have a myron admitting the behavior though he previously denied the claims to be phillips is outside the haitian embassy in london with this update. the report has been presented to the haitian embassy here in london and to the haitian government with apologies from oxfam for what it says are its mistakes it's a revealing insight into a pretty dysfunctional operation of oxfam's in haiti in the immediate aftermath of
the terrible twenty ten earthquake bullying intimidation downloading or pornography it says it can't rule out the possibility of sex with under age girls it says that oxfam needs to deal with problem staff in a better way to ensure that they don't go on to work elsewhere in the aid sector a case in point the country director in oxfam the man at the center of allegations he went on to work for another aid organization in bangladesh of course this is a crisis that goes beyond oxfam itself remember that britain one of the very few countries which actually meets the un recommendations of spending point seven percent of gross national income on aids many people particularly on the right in british politics arguing that that is too much money and when aid organizations are seem to behave in such a morally reprehensible way well the case for spending that much money of course is
that much weaker and on tuesday the heads of oxfam save the children and the government's own department for international development summoned to the british parliament for urgent questioning. a former football coach has been jailed for thirty years for abusing eleven young players in the u.k. beribboned l. was found guilty at liverpool crown court of abusing boys aged between eight and fifteen on what prosecutors called an industrial scale a sixty four year old to be a talent spotter for manchester city and true alexandra during the one nine hundred eighty s. several victims told the court annul had sexually abused them on more than one hundred occasions and on tuesday on his errors investigative unit looks at the long term sexual abuse of young players in british football football's wall of silence showing it over six hundred g.m.t. on tuesday. the british academy of film and television or bafta awards in london ended with two films winning the top prizes three billboards outside eb in missouri
and the fantasy film the shape of water but beyond the spotlight social activism also took center stage the me too and times up campaigns against sexual harassment made their mark at the ceremony turning the red carpet black catherine stars on his wall three billboards. the story of a bereaved mother seeking justice for the rape and murder of her teenage daughter emerged the big winner at the bafta is on sunday night. i do anything to catch your daughter's killer i don't rebuild boards outside every one in five categories including outstanding british film and best actress for star frances mcdormand. when i was young actor in drama school i was told that i was not naturally gifted and i would have to work at it and so. i did was i gary oldman one past actor for his portrayal of winston churchill in the war
film darkest hour. so grateful for his incredible. and the shape of water which led the pack with twelve nominations one in three categories including best director for toro. but politics was also center stage at these awards as the film industry reels from an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations which began last year those attending the bafta as were all black to show solidarity for the times up movement in addition to that on sunday more than two hundred british actors there's no entertainers signed a letter calling for the end of sexual harassment and abuse against women in the workplace not just in hollywood in the media but across all industries we need to call it that's enough oh it's just i think that their their slogan is absolutely right time is up that's it over was actress joanna lumley host of the ceremony the
first woman to do so since two thousand and one but despite the time's up movement and the groundswell of support for gender equality in an industry heavily favoring men critics say women are still failing to make the mark at this year's bafta we can't help but look at the nominations in the categories this year through the lens of this campaign through the lens of this movement so obviously it becomes immediately apparent that you don't have any female directors despite gretta go wig . making the film. kind of illustrates how you can you would have these amazing films directed by women providing these incredible performances and characters which then enabled the the the actors to be nominated in those catch categories but the people making the whole thing happen the overarching creative director as it were is complete. ignored when it's female power to the people something supporters of time's up hope will change as more voices join the movement on
a global stage happenstance of al-jazeera london. a court of arbitration for sport has charged a russian curling medalist with doping was under question it's won bronze in mixed doubles curling at this year's winter olympics is said to have tested positive for the banned substance welldone and the russian curling federation says it's possible someone had spiked his food or drink. doping testing in sanctioning at the olympic winter games punching twenty eighteen is independent from the i.o.c. therefore the i.o.c. cannot communicate on individual cases while the procedure is ongoing on the one hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances may have been used but on the other hand it shows the effectiveness of the anti-doping system at the games which protects the rights of all the clean athletes.
top stories are not just here turkey says it will fight forces loyal to syrian president bashar al assad if they enter the syrian enclave of to defend kurdish fighters syria's state news agency has reported that pro-government forces would enter the area within hours to join what it called the resistance to turkish aggression and follows an agreement with kurdish why fiji fighters in a free have been battling to repel a turkish offensive there for a month. to his president has warned his russian counterpart that the syrian government will face consequences if it reaches a deal with kurdish fighters which have to have added ones words were echoed by turkey's foreign minister in amman you know certainly cheated him the question is why the regime forces are entering the area if the regime forces enter this area to get rid of terrorism yes that's good but if the regime forces enter this area to support or keep the other militias there the no we are against that the white house says u.s. president donald trump is supporting improved background checks on gun purchases it
comes in the wake of last wednesday's school shooting in florida seventeen students and staff members were killed by a teenager with an assault rifle trump is to speak to survive as a wednesday in what's being called a listening session. the bodies of twenty seven shia fighters killed in an eyesore ambush arrived in the iraqi capital baghdad they were killed when members of a disguised in iraqi army uniforms pretended to be on duty at a fake checkpoint on the outskirts of how egypt. at least seventeen people have been killed after a garbage dump collapsed in mozambique rescue workers in the capital maputo believe war bodies could be buried a fifteen meter tall pile of garbage collapsed in the early hours of the morning in heavy rains burying of several houses about here morgan tsvangirai is due to be flown to his home in rural is involved way ahead of his burial on tuesday the sixty
five year old died on wednesday after a long battle with cancer chandler i was a staunch critic of ousted president robert mugabe. there's a top stories inside stories next on the news hour for you after that. shifting alliances in syria kurdish fighters backed by the u.s. say the syrian army has to help them face turkish troops the border area now an increasingly dangerous jigsaw feels over by groups who want different outcomes as russia in all this and what's next for one syria this is inside story.