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says will make russia invincible but the u.s. wants moscow is crossing the line. no aid no evacuations and the bloodbath continues in syria's eastern quota seventy two hours after russia introduced a partial cease fire. a presidential vote in venezuela is pushed back as nicolas maduro seeks reelection in the middle of a deepening crisis. on the right not have been to school themselves but standing teachers are fighting to overcome an education crisis and water on the central african republic. united states has responded swiftly to the russian president's unveiling of its nuclear weapons arsenal the trumpet ministration has approved plans to sell more than two hundred anti-tank missiles to ukraine the mayor putting claims the new weapon systems will make russia invincible washington is accusing russia of
violating global arms treaties. i certainly did not enjoy watching we don't regard that as the behavior of a responsible international player president putin has confirmed what the united states government has known for a long time that russia has denied prior to this that russia has developed been developing destabilizing weapon systems for more than a decade in direct violation of its treaty obligations president trump understands the threats facing america and our allies in this in this century and is determined to protect our homeland and preserve peace through strength u.s. defense capabilities are and were main second to none or vladimir putin unveiled the new missiles during his annual state of the nations speech raising concerns about a new arms race with the west join a whole reports from moscow. isn't and the speech that it seemed relentlessly
domestic and suddenly took an explosive turn. no one expected led to me at putin's annual address to parliament to involve advanced missile systems and strategic weapons and maybe talk of job creation and better roads in the years ahead it was a response he said to years of unchecked advances by the united states in missile defense. russia has always been a big nuclear states you know want to speak constructively with us in the past and no one wants to listen well listen to us now one missile in development putin explained could travel the globe with unlimited range and entirely undetected by radar defense systems but there's three weeks before the presidential election it was all greeted with extatic applause by russia's political elite president putin made a strong message to. the russian audience which can be spelled out as the fall of
end of the situation the world this prevents reus surrounded by aggressors but you're. to be rest assured that deal the country is run by a person whose name is of like you're a poet and. you will have nothing to worry about as well as showcasing these extraordinary new defense capabilities let me a putin speech was full of inspiring promises of investment lifting people out of poverty improving their lives in what was expected to be his last major speech before the election this was putin presented to the russian people as a pillar of political stability economic stability and perhaps above all security its full impact may have been intended for a domestic audience but there was more than a hint of menace in putin's warning that any outside threat would be met with annihilation russia's current defense spending is only about one tenth of that of the united states obviously combined defense spending. is even much larger
than that of the u.s. the trumpet mistress announced plans to increase defense spending. and russia with its economic conditions is unlikely to be able to spend much more than it currently does. i don't think there will be a real arms race after eighteen years in power this was a mere putin reminding russians that their country is a world power once again the strength of its conventional military on full display in syria he said its nuclear capabilities now soon to be more than a match for us might join a home al jazeera moscow. so what are these new weapons systems president putin said is a rather in development or a ready to go well there's the intercontinental ballistic missile called saddam out of the r s twenty eight now it's already well known but the new system has
virtually no limits upon plea distance and cannot be intercepted putin says it can attack targets via both in the north and the south poles now there's also an intercontinental hypersonic missile that apartment would fly at twenty times the speed of sound it would carry a nuclear warhead and it would be powered by a mini nuclear reactor russia's also developed an unmanned underwater drone they can dive very deep and it travels between continents faster than a torpedo putin says the device can't be countered by any defense system in the world that finally putin has showcased the kings sell weapons system means dagger in russian hypersonic missile is carried by an aircraft that flies ten times the speed of sound it's already being developed and deployed in russia alone stay cold was a former u.s. assistant secretary of defense he's currently working as a senior fellow at the center for american progress he's joining us now from
washington d.c. thank you very much as always for joining us on the program lawrence how confident can we be do you think that what president putin is talking about actually exists. well i think it was talking to a domestic audience is no indication that all of these things he's talking about are coming to fruition or anywhere close to being ready to be deployed because he'd have to be doing testing which we would be able to monitor i think he was basically saying don't worry everything's under control nobody's going to push us around and here are some of the new things that we're talking about and i think it was also a response to president trump talking about rebuilding the american nuclear arsenal and talking about building two new types of nuclear weapons is the u.s. going to be expected to make more of a response to this over and above for example the two hundred missiles that it's being placed in ukraine. no i don't think so
i think what the u.s. if you want to mean you know we've been talking about you know providing lethal weapons to ukraine ever since the russians went went in there and i don't think you're going to see us really do much in terms of the treaty the new start interesting enough the state puts a limit on the long range missiles went into effect on february fifth and that limits the amount the ploy the nuclear weapons to fifteen hundred fifty on both sides there is a concern about the our i and therefore intermediate nuclear forces treaty but none of these weapons he was talking about today had anything potence all so obsessed with our missile defenses which he thinks are against him no we're putting more missile defenses in cos we're worried about north korea that's why we're you know beefing up our missile defense systems but he thinks that might negate his nuclear
weapons and then we could take advantage of them lawrence you know i've talked before about the fact that the u.s. military combine has been pitching for more money as it always does have in every bug budget and of course so does do a contract as well how do you think that it's going to react to this news is it going to use it as a leverage to try to get some more cash from the government. well yeah because if you look at this budget this year which is going to be seven hundred sixteen billion which even if you control for inflation is more than we spent at the height of the reagan buildup one of the reasons they said is ostrich egypt competitors russia and china all modernizing their weapons and i think they'll say see we told her that's why we need so much more money than we've had really since the end of the cold war given the fact that you've talked about the has been for a domestic audience and we've talked about how the u.s. is going to respond how do you think that russia's neighboring countries are going
to respond like china like north korea japan south korea and so on well i think basically they're not going to react because they don't see russia as threatening them or trying to to to contest contest them the chinese have their own nuclear weapons and they basically are modernizing theirs but there are only like three hundred of them compared to you know the fifteen hundred fifty we and the russians have obviously i think it's going to be hard for us now to get russia to put pressure on north korea because we would hope that they would help us you know deal with the north korean threat which is really more immediate because you have a very unstable person in charge of those nuclear weapons in north korea always interesting to get your point of view in this loans lou thank you very much in the loans car of me. there's been more bloodshed in
syria as eastern despite a russian inforced partial ceasefire and touring a fourth day at least nineteen civilians were killed in the rebel held on by russian and syrian government airstrikes on thursday it's unclear if there were killed a jury in the russian led five hour daily humanitarian pause but no civilians were evacuated during the partial truths of russia's military is also accused rebels of violating the cease fire the syrian observatory for human rights says more than six hundred people have now died since an upsurge of violence in the area nearly three weeks ago further north in a free in a truck convoy carrying aid for fifty thousand people has been allowed into the area and it's the first since a turkish offensive against kurdish y p g fighters began in january more on that shortly but first then a lot of reports on the fragile situation in eastern huta. eastern who does the last major rebel stronghold around the capital damascus un satellite assessment of
sixty two point five square kilometers of the enclave shows major damage in most areas the offensive is the latest in a series of attempts by the government to recapture eastern huta but it is being described as the deadliest the opposition controlled area has been under siege since two thousand and thirteen. this is a checkpoint through which civilians have been told to leave eastern it's day three of the five hours humanitarian pause no aid has entered no medical cases evacuated and no civilians have left the besieged enclave apart from an elderly pakistani couple and the residents say they don't trust the truce. we will never leave our homes i hope god will take revenge against them we will die. they open the crossings but you cannot trust them they open them and then they bomb them they want to displace us now russia is calling its daily humanitarian pause
a failure president vladimir putin is blaming the rebels for preventing civilians from leaving and the russian officer is warning the truce may not last if there are no results the russian government could be sending a message that the relentless bombardment on eastern during the first week of the military campaign could resume civilians are dying even with the pause in the fighting but before the temporary truce took effect dozens were killed on a daily basis doctors say the medical situation is desperate even before the latest bombing campaign began the un repeatedly requested permission from the government to evacuate hundreds of patients who needed medical care now the list includes one thousand names people who were wounded in the assault. on loved it in the past ten days there was a lot of pressure on medical care and we had large numbers of were injured and now seem to is there are thousands of wounded and more than five hundred matters there
is a shortage of medical supplies. eastern hooter's three main rebel factions are proposing kicking out fighters linked to the former al qaida affiliate al nasra front as a way to stop the government assault the pro-government alliance wants. to leave. we will be ready to discuss our repeat any options which will neutralize the terrorists stop their activity if they can be taken out somewhere we will not bad but this all must be discussed we will be ready to discuss any options which first of all help to save people's lives. there has been limited advances in ground fighting but the front lines are not just on the edges of the enclave residential neighborhoods are also under fire the syrian government and its allies don't seem willing to compromise for them this is the final battle for eastern. senator there as his leader beirut or some others haven't has more on the situation in syria from doesn't happen turkey southern border. more details of deaths despair and misery
out of eastern huta as this united nations security council resolution passed on saturday continues to go ignored by warring sides we've been hearing from the ground more reports of more attacks artillery shells an air strikes happening in residential areas people saying that everywhere is a frontline in eastern huta activists on the ground saying that the net now the death toll that has been climbing in the last few days has gone over the grim mark of six hundred people more than six hundred people have been killed in eastern the very people have been besieged since two thousand and thirteen food aid and medical supplies have been very limited and they've been waiting on these promises that have been reiterated by the syrian government today as well that aid will be allowed in but so far no aid has come in and none of the evacuations have happened in for the north of syria in the are free region we've been hearing that the
international committee of the red cross has been able to take aid inside africa this is an area which has been under attack by turkish military as well as turkish backed rebels who will be trying to take this area from kurdish rights in the fight is who they would call terrorists this aid that has been provided by the i.c.r.c. makes the first convoy this air that has gone into help about fifty thousand people in the rough area and it's surrounding people who've been displaced in the not just the last few months since turkey began its operation in january but also earlier where they have been displaced by the because of the fighting with ice and. another areas across the turkey syria border this aid will be provided to people predominantly to try and give them much needed help against the very bitter winter but they have been saying that they need more and they need this aid to continue. well the u.n. envoy to syria is urging all sides to implement a cease fire across syria that the un security council unanimously approved last
week we will continue asking and read in defeat blue in the face for both sides i see both sides because they have been on both sides shelling not comparable in terms of propulsion but have been both sides to stop shelling each of those areas and for convoys to be allowed to get to east including in particular because the other way become to be cut off a little. more ahead on the news hour including warnings of a potential trade war with china has the u.s. sharpens it stands on foreign steel imports by imposing heavy tariffs. the controversial video showing israeli soldiers beating a palestinian man just hours before he died in custody. and in sports more misery for arsenal has manchester city extend their lead there at the top of the premier
league. venezuela's that presidential elections been postponed by a month the decision to delay the votes the result of an agreement between the government and some parties of a divided opposition president nicolas maduro plans to run for a second six year term as the country struggles with international sanctions and widespread shortages of basic goods that isabeau has more. venezuela is expected to elect a new president this year but the date of when the elections are expected to take place has been changed once again. this year the government announced they would happen on april twenty second but now they're expected to happen in may. it is establishing the agreement for the election to be in the second half of the next month may of two thousand and eighteen there is no other alternative the only
option is an election critics accuse the authorities of shifting the vote forward to wrong foot the opposition in a bid to improve president. chances the leading opposition coalition is boycotting the poll describing it as a farce to legitimize a dictatorship however one presidential hopeful and gone has already launched his candidacy. that's the government that we want for venice who are a government of national unity that includes and doesn't exclude a government that can save us from this misery from this tragedy this debacle that the government has turned us into i repeat this incapable inept government that's what we want for venezuela and that's why we're here at the national liberal council and we demand all these conditions. on a fifty six year old former state governor believes he can win by taking advantage of widespread dissatisfaction with the ruling socialist over venice way less dire economic crisis that have millions struggling for food and medicines. two strongest
opposition rivals among them former presidential candidate and. i barred from standing in the united states a soul so considering imposing sanctions against modest government due to what it says are unfair conditions for the presidential vote. for venezuela it is and now there are attempts from the u.s. to interfere in the country and to vowing to hold the presidential vote in spite of the criticism from abroad because how will i just. here go out here is a form of venezuelan ambassador to the united nations he's joining us from new york via skype thank you very much for being with us do you think that this delay in the elections is going to encourage more opposition parties to take part may i say something before it conflicts with yours that we don't have an election we are doing has set up this sort of
a farce of an electoral process. regime that is a very political sense rejection they don't want to have elections all this they can draw like new to the whole process no problem to do the longer this farce is just trying to gain. more clearly believed in international but these are not. my. opinion the european union the united states canada europe to the american countries of war that there were no recognize any result of this electorate fars one of them they the countries who are attempting to try to change the process is of course the u.s. and its and attempting to bring in some sort of some form of sanctions particularly on oil and venezuela is that the right way to go because it always seems that sanctions affect the normal people in a country rather than the politicians who are causing the m. passmore causing the problems. you know sanctions are always
a problem i've been in the security council and i know what it means i know what it meant for iraq for example or it meant for me it was love it but this is a judge a minister of an asserted what's it's going to be it's only going to have worse humanitarian graces we know any president in their own region people are really i thought i don't like amazing foods. so. to weigh what ghetto sanctions they are intended and sometimes those are all the signs of there are signs on regarding buying people from the criminal regime to enter the united states for example or to enter europe is a combination is never a perfect solution to all signs but what is worse is really the situation that it is now. so if the sanctions won't work and the situation as you you say is what it is at the moment in venezuela what is the tipping point that will change things in
venezuela and move it towards a more democratic society you know we're in a sort of has more that's been written as such by the national community as an article stating it is very difficult of these great how and i can state behaves and given up power in that peaceful way no i didn't say that it's actually would not work there are a lot of intelligence signs of example the smiling people we don't get to literacy in trouble they get off the pot of money they have started that many always but the point that i tell you is that if we if you question that if this business really were perfectly does not go to your enemy which is really i mean late in your life for many people and actually maybe i'm in a sort of a basket case even though it is it was it's going through the region you go to thank you very much indeed for your time and thanks for joining all does it end.
u.s. president donald trump says he'll impose steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is announced a twenty five percent levy for steel imports and a ten percent tariff on imported oil you minium at a meeting with industry officials at the white house trump is promising to rebuild the american steel and aluminum industries saying other countries have treated them unfairly for decades christine salumi has more from new york. president trump's decision to raise tariffs was not unexpected and not without criticism this is an issue that he talked about on the campaign trail when he. promised to bring back business from china and rip up what he considered bad trade deals he met earlier on thursday with representatives of the steel industry who complained that imports in their business have flooded the market and lowered prices what was unexpected in this announcement however were the specific details that the president let slide as the meeting was coming to an and the twenty five percent
increase for steel tariffs and ten percent for aluminum this seemed to catch his staff off guard sarah huckabee sanders said she didn't have details in terms of whether or not those increases would apply to all steel imports or just chinese ones and canada for one and has expressed its concern saying that any increase would be unacceptable the european union also other trading partners worried about the impact this will have an even members of the president's own party have expressed their disapproval worrying that this move could spark a trade war but the president his own administration is still in battled with a a russia investigation and the departure of his communications director took this move to which has been promised to some of his strongest supporters and appears to be an attempt to appeal to some of the strongest supporters they've been very unfairly treated by bad policy by bad trade deals by other countries they've been
horribly treated by other countries. they have not been properly represented more importantly because of that our workers in our country have not been properly represented the president's announcement sent steelmakers stock prices soaring but was bad for the markets overall the dow jones industrial average closed down more than four hundred points and more than one point seven percent on the day the president said a formal announcement will be coming in a week presumably will get more details about the tariffs at that time as well. the u.s. ambassador to mexico has announced her resignation that made strained relations between the two countries that are about to jacobson told embassy staff should leave the post in the spring ties between the two neighbors have been tense with president trump pledging to build a border wall new footage has emerged over israeli soldiers beating and kicking a palestinian man just before he died in custody and israeli human rights group
says the man didn't receive proper medical attention for twenty five minutes his family is considering legal action out of false reports from jericho in the occupied west bank. yes seen our saudi runs at israeli soldiers carrying a large iron rod one fires at close range he's kicked and beaten he grabs a rifle barrel and is dragged off the street into an alleyway now another video released by the israeli human rights group at selham shows what happened next damningly they say it was essentially nothing no proper medical attention for twenty five minutes as he lay bleeding on the ground they are kicking him they are beating him with their rifles dragging him into the alley as though he wasn't a human being let alone a wounded person and for very long in crucial minutes they avoid providing him with any medical treatment a sorry he had been involved in confrontations before shot and wounded in two thousand and two thousand and four in this case he was eventually carried to an
army jeep and later pronounced dead and initial investigation said the probable cause was tear gas inhalation a further investigation into the shooting and the behavior of army medics is now under way israeli media citing sources close to the soldiers say they weren't aware of his injury and couldn't see in the dark that he was bleeding so this is the only way in question yassin are sarah who was shot at well and was beaten by israeli soldiers at the corner there before being dragged in here his family say he was aiming for that doorway the doorway to his uncle's house his uncle's family says soldiers searched the property demanding id papers as the group of local men began throwing rocks from the street nearby in a statement the israeli military said a military police investigation has been opened which includes investigating the circumstances of his death as well as performing an autopsy meanwhile the full operational de-briefing of the event is ongoing. in jericho yes you know saudi's
mother is still receiving mourners a week on from us on his death the israeli army has yet to hand over his body. they could have had him but not like that imprisoned him i wish they had but don't kill him and withhold his body they didn't rescue him my darling i keep thinking of that he called for me when they had this is a young mother of god knows what he said my beloved son. i sardi's family say they're considering legal action over his death before that their priority is to be able to bury him are a force at jericho in the occupied west bank still ahead and al jazeera months after the defeat of us all while they're still retrieving thousands of bodies from bombed out buildings in mosul plus. baltimore. all. taking a more treacherous time no warning more people will be killed and the beast of the east storm sweeping europe also. has got to either head bangkok or a new medical study found that young happy to say i'm not part of the box in the
face of running health problems that story coming out. hello there were two weather systems over parts of north america at the moment for take a look at the satellite picture we can see the first one here making its way through parts of canada and then all the way down into california giving us some very heavy rain and some snow here there of the system is this one over the eastern parts that's also giving us a lot of wet weather and it's stretching up towards the east there as we head into friday's booking background and it's giving a fair amount of snow on its back heads there plenty of wintery weather there it's saturday when it eventually clears out of the way and then many of us will see some drier weather still going to be a good deal of cloud following it though towards the west the still going to be
a good deal of cloud over the northern part of california as well on saturday that's also giving us a fair amount of snow and then stretching up towards calgary there where we're expecting some wintery weather to the central america's generally quite quiet weather wise at the moment looking at around twenty nine there in santa domingo towards the west there's just one or two showers about here most of them around parts of nicaragua could be a few in costa rica as well on saturday and a few perhaps around the northern parts of mexico i mean further towards the south and for many of us here there's a plenty of wet weather stretching from syrian army all the way down towards paraguayan plenty of heavy rain for friday and also for saturday to. the end. the way we communicate is what defines us. it always has been. as innovation in technology continues to shape our lives. pioneering content creation and distribution utilising cloud technology and artificial intelligence.
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you're watching all jazeera reminder of our top stories this hour president vladimir putin says russia has developed nuclear weapons but he says cannot be intercepted the u.s. is accusing moscow of violating global arms treaties and responded by approving plans to sell antitank missiles to ukraine. russian and syrian government air strikes have killed at least nineteen people in the rebel held on klav of eastern huta this u.n. footage shows some of the damage caused since december. venezuela's presidential elections been postponed by a month to make the decision follows an agreement between president more doable and some opposition parties to give candidates more time to campaign. ok let's get more reaction to our top story the russian president's speech showcasing his country's new improved weaponry beatrice finn is executive director of the international
campaign to ban nuclear weapons also known as icon which won last year's nobel peace prize she says putin is out of step with the rest of the world. we have over one hundred twenty countries that adopted a treaty that prohibits this weapons for a very long time the rest of the world has simply accepted that these men you know putin drum has held the power to end the entire world but right now we're working to make sure that people stand up and say no to that rally as money country it's possible to draw a line in the sand to create international law that says that possessing nuclear weapons threatening to use nuclear weapons developing them is unacceptable under international law and that's how we can start pressuring these countries to pull back and start engaging in nuclear disarmament recovery teams in the iraqi city of mosul are still searching through bombed out buildings seven months after the government declared victory over i saw in the city they found more than three
thousand bodies and there's still much work to do let me give you a warning you might find some of the images in this report by heart of the honeyed disturbing. it's a city in ruins with entire neighborhoods reduced to rubble the most damage is in the city that stood for centuries before. this is where i still fight is for to the bitter end. and as bulldozers sift through the grim reality of war emerges in the rubble of booby trapped and bombed out buildings shrapnel shell casings and dead bodies plenty of them and. we found many bodies including i saw once scattered all across these neighborhoods you can see the bodies all over the place in huge numbers we need support from the international community and organizations we have a limited capacities we need help to lift these bodies soonest you know weeks and diseases also to help people go back home in life back to mosul also that. hundreds
of bodies of i still fighters were found they will be buried in mass graves but it seems that it's the civilians who paid the highest price in this war so far more than three thousand bodies have been retrieved and still counting. uncovered in the trappings of war they will be delivered to forensic labs in order to be identified and ultimately returned to their families even if many are beyond recognition and will remain anonymous a group of volunteers is helping out young people who despite the stench in the air the emotional and security challenges say they want to bring mosul back to its glory i mean we come here each morning pull out the bodies and put them in bags there are many obstacles our capacities are limited the roads are blocked with rubble we can barely knew and we sift through it with our hands our only tools are rubber gloves and face masks. stuff is overwhelming he's just in
a day visit to his home town alone he doesn't want his family to see how mosul has become a city of the dead now isn't a vote for a jew we need more help to get rid of these bodies as soon as possible the smell is unbearable and disease is spreading people are reluctant to come back because of this many are afraid they could enter their houses and find a booby trapped body from a nice old guy. a fraction of all city has been cleared so far one estimate puts the number of civilian deaths at ten thousand it could be higher for people who wouldn't couldn't leave their homes during the war the devastation is a testament to what happened here but their voices will never be heard at the. colors pierce the more has abandoned his bid to return as leader of the spanish region of catalonia the processes politician will step aside to allow another candidate to take his place has been in exile in belgium since the spanish
government charged him with rebellion and sedition following last year's independence referendum vote. italians will head to the polls on sunday to vote in a hotly contested general election immigration the economy and social reform have polarized the nation in the first of three reports our correspondent lawrence lee travels to sicily where right wing parties are trying to capitalize on the refugee crisis. sicily loves fishing in the town of it in the perfect sports it's right in the southwest corner of the island across the mediterranean tunisia is just two hundred kilometers away the old town is a warren of narrow streets there's been a north african counts by here for twelve centuries the tunisian population grew about fifty years ago as a silly ins emigrated themselves. and as the mayor proudly points out that immigration has proved hugely valuable for the economy. we needed
sailors and they worked on our fishing boats we need to farmers and they worked in our fields for generations later their children is distinguishing themselves in our schools and the jobs market. but the africans making the journey to italy in the twenty first century of finding things far harder accuse a sicilian the vague a bit racist and you really won't like what they say back to you because this place prides itself on having an entire history of being welcoming and hospitable to everybody but the problem is that the european union has so badly mismanaged the refugee reception crisis and put so much pressure on sicily but even here attitudes are shifting. head north up the coast to palermo and you can see how sicily has suffered the economy bled dry by the math and ignored or insulted by political parties that regard southern italians as stupid peasants one of those very parties
used to be called the northern league now is taken northern out of its name and is actively campaigning in sicily having spent years being rude about sicilians being poor it's now trying to convince them that refugees are causing their poverty effectively and get out immediately but so if you let hundreds of thousands of people in you can't absorb them secondly who you really letting in criminals it could be anyone. there is no analysis the refugees are damaging this is silly an economy the math and political corruption did all that for those who try to offer opportunities to these new migrants the shifting of blame is a cynical attempt by national politicians to divert attention in sicily away from problems that they created oh gee. now days they were a political party to which are racist and they using fear and suggesting that someone might steal what we have they promise to protect us the bald fact is that
the total failure of the european union to share refugees across the continents has placed enormous strain on one of the poorest parts of italy and given the hard right swing a huge opportunity in this election mazhar a and it's happy to new zealand lave is now the exception largely al-jazeera says only. seven people have been arrested in slovakia in connection with the death of an investigative journalist police raided houses linked to alleged members of the italian mafia in two towns twenty seven year old young course shot dead on sunday. u.s. politicians are considering modest changes to gun laws following last month's school shooting in florida in which seventeen people died there's been talk of change before but this time the campaign seems to be making headway john hendren has the story. across the u.s. a crusade by the country's young is pushing for gun control the youth of our nation
are shaming the adult world into action in florida the teenage survivors of the parkland high school shooting are pressing state lawmakers devote on a new three day waiting period and raising the age limit to buy a gun in oregon the state legislature is barring stockers and domestic abusers from owning firearms and in illinois the state house is backing a new law to license all gun sellers restrict sales of assault weapons in ban bump stocks. which allow a semi automatic weapon to fire almost like an automatic this is a watershed moment in illinois history after a long long dry spell. without any comprehensive gun legislation the teams of parkland florida and their classmates across the country are doing what u.s. lawmakers and gun control advocates for decades have failed to do forcing the beginnings of change it shows that with really local strategic work on the part of our representatives and senators you can actually get something but you
have to be very deliberate about it the biggest fan of the second amendment even gun friendly president donald trump is proposing limiting access to guns for the mentally ill and raising the age limit for assault weapons so i'm just curious as to what you did in your bill you know if you didn't you didn't dress in the present what i think you want is your friend of the n.r.a. . that has put the powerful national rifle association on the defensive they want to sweep right under the carpet the failure at school security the failure of family. the failure of america's mental health system on capitol hill there is tentative talk of change there are things that we can do that have widespread bipartisan support that we can act on that we can get passed that will actually make a difference. but these student activists and other americans have heard talk of change after almost every school shooting without national action to follow it up
this time some young americans and says they are taking no chances pressing for a change in u.s. gun laws state by state john hendren al-jazeera chicago the un's children's agency says one of its workers and for teachers of being killed in the central african republic it says a third of children are missing out on education because of fighting between groups adults with little education themselves are stepping up to fill the lack of teachers catherine saw in reports from the eastern town of brega. children learn basic math and social sciences from teachers simply smugness and is one of only three teachers for the four hundred children who study here standard two and three pupils share one class because it is not enough space to land separately. and himself is lining up the job he's never been to high school and was
only trained for a month by a children's aid agency before starting to teach yes so. i decided to teach other literally and can have a bright future one day but if i make a difference in the life of one child that make a difference. he is one of the hundreds of community teachers here many with very little education themselves who've been hurriedly recruited and trained to fill the gap left by professional teachers who fled the war but at least this children have a classroom to come to every day many others in more remote areas in central african republic have no schools no teaches no way of getting an education in many parts schools have been destroyed lu ted or are occupied by armed groups many children have been displaced and others are forced to walk instead of going to class we may be losing generations of children in this country when they go to
school what they learn we're not sure it's something that will get them to where you know you would want any kid in this in this world to to go in terms of you know becoming a productive adults who can live peacefully in his or her community. is twelve years old and often who sounds kerosene for a leaving his not been to school for two years. if my business grows i can feed myself. but i don't walk i cannot even afford. anything. they can too badly needs about fourteen thousand teaches those stepping up like i did say they're doing the best they can in the most trying of times to ensure their pupils learn at least the basics catherine saw al-jazeera bria central african republic and in part three of our coverage of the conflicts in central african republic we'll look at the security challenges and why the country is turning to
the european union that's friday here on al-jazeera buzzards are causing widespread destruction across europe for the third day the u.k. has issued its most severe weather alerts at least forty people have died across europe the sun you're going to go reports. if the first day of march is supposed to him to the spring to come there's little evidence of it here after a visit from the beast from the east the worst storm to hit britain in seventeen years even chaos in its wake many train services ground to a halt in scotland more than three hundred people were stranded on this highway some for up to twenty hours in their cars up with your dog mark all conditions so bad that the first minister nicola sturgeon even urge people not to travel. schools in the worst affected areas have to close some make the most of it . others gave up fighting against the conditions i phoned in to work sarkar mike
i'm stuck in the draft. so. i really don't think we're going to be out. through the draft it's ready today because dave's got through and i write this thank you britain's meteorological office has issued red warnings throughout the country meaning a risk to life as the siberian storefront is set to collide with storm heading north from the atlantic snowstorms of this a varity are highly unusual in europe at this time of the year and it affected countries all the way from the far north down to the mediterranean it may look pretty but these storms have been highly disruptive and dangerous all over the continent flights were cancelled and airports closed from switzerland to island with thousands of homes were left without electricity and people were advised to
stay at home dozens of people mainly rough sleepers have been reported dead across europe even venice the city of canals didn't escape the big freeze its historic buildings and monuments blanketed and white the waterways still flowing just about . and in parts of croatia a road maintenance team even used explosives. to remove piles of snow with gales of blizzards expected over the next couple of days the worst may not be over yet. al-jazeera london and coming up in the sports the heavyweight champion who says he is ready to add to his collection title belt.
for the sport. thank you very much all manchester city have further extended their lead at the top of the english premier league a three nil went over arsenal putting them sixteen points clear of second in the table man united or city beat arsenal by the same scoreline and the league cup final on sunday the home team's misery was compounded by a missed penalty from pia america of them young. team are in sixth place at some points adrift of champions league qualification spot or the world's most expensive footballer is in a race against time or to be fit for june's world cup it's been. required surgery on his injured foot to brazil and probably sounds ominous striker fractured his
right foot during a game on sunday has been hopes that he could make a quick return and even play in next week's champions league game against real madrid but he's now due to have an operation on saturday and is set to miss the rest of the french league season. refreeze are coming from it's important to say that it was not a simple function over the foot as it has been reported it was a frank show of an important vote in the middle of the wood it is important to make that very clear the time to accomplish this sort of injury can be up to three months about the deadline we are working with. africa's most expensive footballer has signed in at his new club cedric become one has a draw in beijing one in a ninety million dollars deal or it's a fee that tops the seventy seven million dollars paid by arsenal of four pier. one of the democratic republic of congo striker is heading to the chinese super league
from spanish club velour e r. yes you know what i mean it's not been easy for me to make this decision because i was doing it very well and villareal so it was hard for me to leave spain but it's done and it was my choice to be here with my new team i hope i can make a good contribution and i'll give it everything. for us erasmus's the man charged with reviving the fortunes of south africa's national rugby team the former international player has signed a five year contract with the two time world champion erasmus has previously worked as an advisor for the springboks and will be aiming to improve the size results have ahead of the twenty one thousand world cup in japan while his first test ask coach will be a gas wells in june followed by three match series with england. the first i want to play on the world cup with nature i think i really believe we have a good job again because i've been on the other side and see of good our players are almost value added our players and so i think we were good shows american
football players and professional boxers have highlighted the long term effects of repeated head trauma but there's another vulnerable group of athletes suffering similar injuries talent's told kick boxes scott had the reports from bad cop. at thirteen pos what rotten a coach wants to be just like his dad a tie kick boxing champion he says it's in his blood. the pride of my thai skills the national sport here is instilled in ties at a very early age at this training gym just outside bangkok they start at nine and that has raised concerns about brain injuries. i was knocked out once a pasta hit when i hit the floor when i regained consciousness i thought of it does like. his father also started boxing at nine then became a champion at seventeen. and when i was
a boxer of course i was knocked out but i think it's about training it's like a shield to protect ourselves but that's not nearly enough protection according to a recent medical study brain scans are m.r.i.'s were taken of five hundred children under fifteen years old from similar social economic backgrounds it lasted five years included non boxes and incorporated psychological testing this is the first complete. traumatic brain injury in child boxer she says it's all about the damage of repeated minor brain trauma from blows to the head because of that damage stop the maturation the foot the mature ation of some function of the brain function the memory of the dutchman the higher brain function is not well developed yet and when it got them this is very difficult for them to develop and that includes memory loss and lower i.q.
this is where the young. hard working training me was doing the match venue like this one here at bangkok the arena. big bouts are exciting for boxers like pasta watch but with the increased intensity they are also more dangerous than sparring since my tie is part of thai culture an outright ban for young boxers is not realistic the government body that oversees boxing has read the medical study now. we're figuring out the way to solve the problem the law should be amended for maximum young bucks the safety of but the enforcement of the lore is a weakness. with an estimated one hundred thousand child boxes in thailand many of them on registered even once the laws changed protecting the boxers will be difficult and that could mean more head injuries as the study found out the longer they fight the more severe the damage scott harder al-jazeera banco the heavy weight boxes continue to risk their health in the ring w.b.c.
it will champion. wilder is getting ready to defend his title fights at lewis artis on saturday but the american is already taking talking about a bigger contest but since anthony just well holds two world title belts and wilder hopes the pair will soon meet any of the cation fights. this time around this give the people what they've finally been way known to see while we still in our brows while we still young and well we do know that anything can happen it is it is a given moment on entering you have been given a ring again now anything you happen today i'm going to ring you know this bite is big right now there's no more weight is no more time to lose let's make it happen right now and that's a simple for me we'll have more later on. in muslim majority pakistan celebrating the start of calling the festival of callers.
the ancient tradition signifies the victorio good over evil and urges people to forget and forgive and those make up only about three percent of pakistan's population only is mainly observed in india and nepal and surely that's it for me rob matheson for this is our i'm going to be back in a moment with more of the day's see by.
ourselves. an archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous. most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several billion museums taking part in the project called meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasize the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life is a part of life it's culture from satellite technology to three d.
printing and recycled waste to classrooms africa is transforming young innovators aap propelling change building communities creating employment and solving. their challenging systems and shaping new what. creative thinkers shaping their continent's future innovate africa at this time on al-jazeera. we don't regard that as the behavior of a responsible international player the animation of a nuclear attack on america that's triggering a new war of words with russia.