it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the trillions of dollars of debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to my real people. as poverty and desperation sweep across ruhi just settlements women and girls are being bought and sold and given away in refugee camps one on one east investigates yet another dark side of the crisis at this time on al jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is the al-jazeera news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. no break for syrians and rebel held east and
calls for an end to the fighting and their strides have gone unheeded. saudi arabia's crown prince gets a role treatment on his first official trip to britain but also a cool reception from protesters. a case of attempted murder british police believe a former russian spy on his doorstep with poison with a nerve agent. and ready for a fight the e.u. warns the u.s. that it may retaliate if washington imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum. welcome to the program eighty eight people were killed on wednesday in another day of aerial bombardment on syria's rebel held area of eastern ghouta that's one of the highest number of casualties in a twenty four hour period since pause in the fighting began ten days ago where government forces appear to have seized more territory with eastern due to a step closer to being split into two and
a warning you may find some images and said report disturbing. civil defense volunteers are appealing to the u.n. security council to make this stop they are calling what is happening in eastern huta a bloodbath. rescuers are responding to cries from underneath the rubble in this case from a child. your mother something that you get me out of here this boy says. he survived. oh. well. it was but at least eight hundred syrians many of them women and children have already been killed in almost three weeks of relentless airstrikes and both bartman throughout the besieged and claimed. shot but anyhow we are the free people of eastern little we want to freedom and the downfall of this murderous regimes which has committed crimes against the people there are no extremists and terrorists here
they are the ones who are killing children and god willing we will remain steadfast in the pro-government alliance is pushing ahead with its air and ground assault they have reportedly sent reinforcements hundreds of soldiers to join the battle rebels have lost territory but remain defiant. one of the main factions. says the people and the fighters in eastern will defend their land. the faction is also denying negotiating a withdrawal proposed by the russian military the russian defense ministry says some groups in eastern are ready to accept the amnesty offer and leave with their families the ministry did not name those groups and so far none have expressed readiness to leave even eastern civilians have not taken up the russian offer to evacuate many of them are afraid to cross into government controlled territory and many are afraid of permanent displacement western nations have criticized the
attacks on the densely populated opposition held territory but they have done little to stop them the united nations yet again using strong words against the syrian government and its backer russia this month. which is in the words of the sector general nurse. next month or the month after it will be somewhere else where people face an apocalypse an apocalypse intended planned and executed by individuals within the government apparently with the full backing of some of their foreign supporters it is urgent to reverse this catastrophic course and to refer syria to the international criminal court hundreds of thousands of syrians are trapped in a war zone many are on the move as pro-government units advance further into the enclave the central town of misrata is the next target government forces are approaching the town from the east and the west just
a few kilometers of territory is separating those forces capturing mr will cut the enclave in half making it more difficult for rebels to defend their territory. beirut syrian activists have released a video of what they say appears to be phosphorous bombs being dropped on the east and bhutto apparently happened in a residential area in the town of how maria syrian civil defense sources says there's been a gas attack on the town. turkey is calling on the u.s. to stop kurdish fighters from traveling to a freend in northern syria members of the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces are heading there to help fight off a turkish offensive against their fellow kurds ankara says the operation is necessary to tackle terrorism alan fischer reports and on the turkey syria border. it's not just in eastern guta we're fighting scars the syrian landscape north of a green the syrian free army backed by the turks continue operations the intention
to take the moment of near the city a strategic military target. all the villages and towns controlled by the kurdish people's protection units a very strategic for us we need to clean up this whole area of these terrorists who want syria to be divided syria must always be united and unified with the help of almighty and the heroes of the free syrian army the fighting in and around our friend provides a snapshot of how complicated the civil war in syria has become so why p.g. the kurdish militia enjoys american support when they're taking on i saw in other parts of the country they're now moving seven hundred fighters away from that battle to the front lines enough friend there they'll confront turkey's forces normally a u.s. ally the turkish government has told the u.s. it must use its influence to stop that troop movement the u.s. says the fighting in a friend is not its concern. that we expect the u.s.
to certainly step in and halt the shifting of why p.g.p. y.-t. forces from man bitch to affray forces under u.s. control this is almost natural rights whether they would do this or not is another matter but we took all measures necessary on the ground. in the border turn of jobless a car bomb killed several people it's still not clear who carried out the attack in an area which has been relatively peaceful for the past several months the turks are calling the operation after in all the brought him to pushing a group lead described as terror. the wipe. away from the border is salt enough and city itself may start in the coming days all the world's main focus remains on eastern ghouta and the fighting there. alan fischer al jazeera and the truck you syrian border. britain's prime minister has defended a red carpet welcome given to saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin sound money is on a three day trip aimed at developing economic ties between both countries but critics say to resume his government's turning
a blind eye to human rights abuses by saudi arabia tomorrow say on reports from london. mohamed bin some man started off as you can trip with a visit to the queen who hosted the young prince of buckingham palace a sign of just how eager the u.k. used to bolster its ties with the saudi kingdom children from the saudi king crab academy work busking to cheer on the palm prince a continuation of the massive p.r. campaign that included huge adverts across london announcing bin sandman's visits human rights groups however chose to focus on children by highlighting the killing of thousands in yemen by the saudi military an army under the direct command of m.p.'s as he's known but eleven million children in yemen who are dependent on humanitarian aid that's the entire population a belgian this is the world's worst humanitarian disaster so the trade deals for the niceties we have to remember that saudi arabia is a key player in this conflict the crown prince's visit is a very controversial one in parliament the leader of the main opposition party
question the prime minister what message she would become bringing to the americans and tomorrow is international women's day a chance to both celebrate how far we've come on equality for women but also to reflect on how far we have to go not just in this country but around the world later today mr speaker the prime minister is due to meet crown prince mohammed bin solomon as she makes her arms sales pitch will she also call on the crown prince to hold the shocking abuse of human rights in saudi arabia her response to the link that we have with saudi arabia is historic it is an important one and it's saved it has saved the lives of potential. hundreds of people. and i will be raising concerns about human rights with the crown prince when i meet him can i just say is the right honorable gentleman started on the issue of
international women's day i welcome the fact that the crown prince will be sitting down with as the guest of a female prime minister to build on that relationship the prime minister left parliament to meet with m.p.'s at downing street prince my mother when will you stop bombing innocent civilians in yemen when will you stop killing innocent civilians in yemen prince but i must. as you can see this trip is not just a high profile one but it's also a very controlled trip with the both the british government and the saudis not wanting to have clear access there is no press conference that took place this is the closest we've had to access to the crown prince and the big reason behind that is the widespread opposition and criticism that has been accompanying this trip. part of the opposition was demonstrated in this protest outside downing street organizers here say the u.k.
government should not be turning a blind eye to saudi human rights abuses no matter how much the crown prince pledges to invest they want their politicians to demand real change and reform in saudi arabia and not to cheer on what they consider to be propaganda aimed at punishing the image of a man who's knocked up many of his political opponents. al jazeera london the rocks on fallen farmy on is a lecturer in politics at the university of cambridge she says to reason may be having to cement the u.k. saudi relationship. this is a very important trip for both of them and it's highly controlled because saudi arabia itself is trying to promote a reformed face he is the image of this dynamic new view that they're taking in the wake of the fiasco of the moguls that were all seized in the ritz as an anti corruption move on his part there apparently has been quite a bit of capital flight outside of saudi arabia so that's very important for him to
be here and showing that he can command british investment and of course for post-breakfast britain he represents very much an opportunity to show that theresa may can truly make a deal or this amount of trade promising is emblematic of that so she is very much. invested in making the relationship cemented and seeing that it does provide a future but as a result of the very moral ambivalence that a great number of people and we see it in the newspapers here as well have shown about the human rights issues and the yemen war she must press somehow and has certainly. said that one can only do so if one is at the table and in the room nato has signed an agreement with count azza cooperate on military and security
issues constanza mia is in belgium for talks with the alliance on the european union shifts i mean been hammered out fanny was welcomed by e.u. foreign affairs chief federica macquarie me his visit to brussels follows continuing tensions in the gulf nine months ago saudi arabia the u.a.e. behind it egypt cut ties with accounts of. more from brussels. qatar officials say they are expanding their partnership with key international institutions like nato to and the you with the e.u. chief the qatari emir shift to me but how much of that he has been talking about the latest developments on the g.c.c. crisis but also about regional issues as you know qatar and the key players in the conflict of syria for example on the share similar views about how to move forward and what kind of well sure the opposite syrian opposition play in the future with nato the qataris have signed an agreement paving the way for nato
a personnel to. get into qatar used a qatari military base of date will for nato as operations in afghanistan but also in their. push against i self in the region and that's quite significant because as you remember back in june when saudi arabia these are lies started the embargo on. the accused qatar for sponsoring extremism accusations strongly denied by qatar had now this partnership with no don't have a target perspective is clear indication of the able not only to break the embargo but also to break any attempt by the saudis to put more isolation. or qatar now this comes against the back to warning crees tension in the region and rising rhetoric particular from saudi arabia with which suggest that we may not see any political way out of the crisis in the g.c.c.
and its aims so although president trump has been putting more pressure recently on all the g.c.c. leaders to try to meet him in in washington d.c. and find a way out of this crisis but i don't think the environment as we speak is conducive to any settlement and it's time soon. i'm catherine report a loss for this financial year as a result of the gulf crisis the chief executive. says the airline lost access to eighteen cities in saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain as a result of the ongoing dispute it's banned from these in the four countries in this space. lots more still to come here on the news hour including. i am lobbying that's the value announce our votes in civilian hands up turn out in huge numbers a president preparing to hand over power but it may be a while before his successor is announced. and school's out but even having class is
a bonus we examine the state of argentina's education system. and no name are no problem this forward reminds fans brazil's still has plenty to offer the world cup even without their star player that's also to come. british police say a nerve agent was used to try and murder a former russian double agent and his daughter sanjay and junia scrip are remain critically ill in hospital after they were found slumped on a bench in southern england on sunday some a gay guy reports from salisbury. a small city thrust into the global spotlight no one could have guessed that salt spray in southern england would be at the center of the attempted assassination of a former russian spy and his daughter anything unusual is treated with caution as investigators trace all known movements of the victims those probably at least forty people for him and stood outside of cordoned off the the front of the. doors
where the i believe has come out from the door to go in not sure they would get out but they were had all these like buckets they were over see those four goddesses dressed up in hazmat go inside retrieving stuff in these boxes and put them outside in the cold area. yeah that's all that they didn't tell us anything these images show the former russian military intelligence colonel just days ago buying sausages and lottery scratchcards from a shop close to his home investigators are also looking into the deaths of scrip ause family members his wife passed away in two thousand and twelve of cancer his son alexander. a died while on a trip in st petersburg last year a stent sibly of liver failure the fast moving investigation has indicated that by a set of a ski pole and his daughter you were attacked with a nerve agent no detail as to which one but they are highly toxic in separate bases
being treated as a major incidents involving attentively by administration of a nerve agents. as you know these three people remain critically ill in hospital. sadly in addition i police officer he was one of the first to attend the scene to respond to the incident he's now serving a serious condition in hospital investigators have for an open mind as to who was behind this attack in sold spree but already there have been murmuring accusations pointed towards more scope and if indeed it is proven that this was a state sponsored attack and that would have deep diplomatic consequences the russian government has denied any involvement with the incident bez striking similarities to the two thousand and six death of russian dissident alexander litvinenko who was poisoned by radioactive material police are refusing to reveal further details in this case but suspicions persist as to who's to blame sony vaio
go. through lanka has imposed a curfew on its central district after days of violence but its mobs have been sweeping through towns and villages burning muslim homes and businesses well that's prompted the government to declare a weeklong state of emergency but of smith has more from candy. the curfew here in county that's been running from wednesday into thursday seems to be being much more closely observed or more rigorously enforced certainly compared to that that run over from tuesday into wednesday then the word it was ignored by some groups because the police didn't seem to have the numbers to enforce it now there's a much heavier heavier police presence backed up by having a military presence certainly on the streets of candy that we've driven through this evening this is also a twenty four hour curfew that began at four o'clock local time and when four o'clock struck the streets emptied very quickly and people have been told to stay at home schools have also been closed indefinitely certainly perhaps of the
duration of the national state of emergency which is scheduled to last for about seven days of the government is essentially trying to keep a lid on this trouble a bit for the moment they've also cuttack settles severely slowed down won't stop and you can get into facebook and nationwide because they say inflammatory extremist in material inciting violence is being spread through those social media networks the challenge in sri lanka is that there is this been this long simmering resentment towards a minority muslim community a long simmering resentment a perception that they own too many businesses they're too powerful in business and there's been this rise in the last two three years in sri lanka of the sinhalese but is nationalism and they've they fed off that resentment to fuel this nationalism this anger towards the minority muslim community. u.s. president donald trump is refusing to back down on plans to impose tariffs on steel
and aluminum imports he is due to sign off on the measure on thursday several countries are threatened to retaliate warning the move could stop a global trade war his committee held that. the u.s. stock market did not respond well to news donald trump's top economic adviser is leaving it open rattled over fears of losing gary cones moderating influence in the white house cone with the chief architect of trump's business friendly tax cuts but investors are nervous about the president's protectionist tariffs plan for for an aluminum and steel at a meeting of the world trade organization america's trade partners expressed displeasure the european union has also announced plans to retaliate with tariffs on products like american tobacco and orange juice truck follows through with his threat if it does happen we would have to take measures to protect european jobs
and workers thank you very much at a white house press conference on tuesday with sweden's prime minister trump was undeterred and lashed back at the e.u. threat but the european union has been particularly tough on the united states. they make it almost impossible for us to do business with them and yet they send their cars and everything else back into the united states and they can do whatever they'd like but if they do that then we put a big tax of twenty five percent on their cars and believe me they won't be doing it very long the position of trump's commerce secretary who clashed with cone trade policies with the e.u. are out of date concessions made to rebuild the post-war europe don't make sense in the context of a strong modern european economy concessions that were perfectly reasonable to make to germany in nineteen forty five or trying to nineteen forty five. don't like
sense anymore those in the very mature big strong economies i mean when stand social media trump continued to deflect fears of a global trade war arguing the us has lost more than fifty five thousand factories six million manufacturing jobs and accumulated trade deficit of more than twelve trillion dollars the white house says donald trump will make his announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs official by the end of the week just in time for a planned visit this weekend to the u.s. state of pennsylvania it is a key steel manufacturing state trying one in two thousand and sixteen and the republicans need to win again this year's congressional elections kimberly help al-jazeera washington well the white house says some countries may be exempt from the new tariffs we expect of the president well signs of the by the end of the week and there are potential carve outs for mexico and canada based on national security
and possibly other countries as well based on that process so. i guess that would be a case by case and country by country basis but it would be determined whether or not there is a national security exemption. well let's talk to stun voyager he's a resident scholar at the american enterprise institute he joins us live from washington d.c. stand boy guess the president will sign those tariffs on thursday this of course was an election pledge he's clearly being tough on trade why now well i think there's there's a number of reasons first of all his tax plan was completed it's got big big republican priority always and once that was done i think he felt less constrained he didn't think that congressional republicans had much to directly offer him and then i think things were going poorly for a couple of weeks and i think in
a hissy fit in a meeting kind of unprepared he announced that he was going to impose these there of that he had been wanting to impose for forty years and now we're hearing that maybe slightly backpedaling with plans to exempt mexico and canada and other countries with these carve outs based on national security grounds but who do you think will be the winners and losers here. well so the nominal justification for these tariffs was well as a national security justification from the start now i think the pretty much the consensus is that that was not a nod to through justification that that was a way to give it a legitimate veneer and make it seem like this kind of policy measure fits into the sort of rules based international trade order. i think the kind of ads now are simply the result of political pressure on the administration from congress from businesses from allies and so i don't think we should read too much of
a national security reasoning in that he's gone bad so i think that's just the president walking back some of what he did in a meeting with steel city and all the experts tell us that protectionism ultimately reduces employment in increases prizes for us consumers many i only saw you that this one save american jobs in the long term no i think that's certainly true so there will be a few firms that benefit you know the firms that produce steel and aluminum but there are many more companies that use steel milliman as minimize impacts their face higher input prices consumers who buy their products employees of those firms will all be harmed by these measures is it going to end it's fairly straightforward if if if a transaction did domestic or international doesn't benefit both sides it doesn't take place and so yeah that's right ultimately these kind of measures will make us
all worse off let me get a final thought from him briefly if you can there are wide of fears of course of a global trade war with the europeans saying they retaliate how would the e.u. and countries like china react. well today u.s. announced a list of retaliatory measures some on. sort of symbolically american goods and i think that's the reasonable response big is you know you need to have the threat of retaliation to keep people in line with the rules based order that helps the u.s. and its allies so much over the last half century thank you for talking to al jazeera. still to come here on the program the range of refugees who fled their homes now. being accused of a cover up. on the shocking pictures of pollution that of an environmentalist at a summit in mexico. i don't suppose they want the full. story still to come.
well the north easterly which is beginning such unsettled weather across northeastern parts united states and canada is still showing some heavy snowfall during the course of thursday some strong winds so blizzard conditions here for a time the flow generally coming in from the north across more eastern parts united states the temperatures not great atlanta they're just nine head across the west we've got some snow in the rockies further south a chance of the odd shower for san francisco so in through friday we're likely to see showers continuing here los angeles largely dry so a bit of snow across these eastern areas but it is getting better stage where it should be bright down in dallas with a high of twenty degrees moving into central parts of america now for the caribbean islands we've seen some really massive swells and waves here as a result of a combination of some very strong winds coming for
a long way north and also spring high tide still plenty of showers around but i think the coastal situation should improve but still probably quite rough seas so caution required if you're visiting that area through the isthmus we got some showers across the rica and panama otherwise further north cherry not looking too bad some showers for parts of mexico with mexico city seeing a high of twenty three down into south america looking fine across much of paraguayan rio seeing one to two showers should be sunny in buenos aires highs twenty seven. bigger and potentially more dangerous that's the best way to describe what's happening with a smoking alternative known as favorite i enjoy the taste of it and not get the harmful effects of what smoking does between two thousand and thirteen in two thousand and fourteen alone we start tripling in use among us high school students and head to head comparison ysaye first this conventional cigarette which one do you think it's helped my opinion i think they're both dangerous take no at this
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welcome back a quick recap of the top stories here this hour syrian activists are various video of what they say appears to be phosphorous bombs being dropped on eastern ghouta apparently happen in the town of how maria eighty eight people were killed in the region on wednesday in another day of aerial bombardment. which is by minister to reason may has defended a red carpet welcome given to saudi arabia's crown prince. on a three day trip aimed at developing economic ties between both countries. and british police say a nerve agent was used to try to marry a former russian double agent and his daughter. were found slumped on a park bench in salzburg on sunday they're both critically ill in hospital. now the investigation into alleged collusion between donald trump's election campaign and russia has reportedly widened to include the united arab emirates u.s. media say an american businessman linked to trump and the u.a.e. is not cooperating with federal investigators article hanging has more. george
nader has ties with the trump campaign and leaders of the united arab emirates and now robert muller the special counsel investigating potential russian collusion with the trump campaign according to the new york times f.b.i. agents picked him up in january at dulles airport and since then he's been cooperating giving important details about a meeting at a fancy hotel in the seychelles where he allegedly met with this man karylle dimitri of who just after the election told the american media he was excited about trump's when they're very impressed with president elect prompts position and said he wants to have good cooperation with russia also at the meeting erik prince the founder of blackwater and big backer of the trim campaign prince dismissed the meeting in testimony to a congressional committee saying under oath that he was summoned to the seychelles to meet with iraqi leader mohammed bin zayed and they just happened to mention there was an interesting russian he should meet he testified that he met demitra at
a bar after he googled his picture testifying he didn't realize the fund he ran was under u.s. sanctions or that he was close to the russian president because he said that would have used a lot of data on his phone and that would have been expensive prince testified that quote there were no other u.s. officials there he said he and dmitri have just talked about general business things over beer and prince complained to congress saying quote if there's all this rightful concern if there was actual collusion between the campaign and the russian government this meeting didn't happen until almost two months more than two months after the election so if there was all this collusion why would there even need to be any other follow up meetings so i don't get that timeline wise attorney melanie sloan believes pence lied to congress a crime in the u.s. and she disputes his claim that the whole reason russians wanted to win because they wanted to get things it wasn't just to see trump installed so they could walk away and go on their merry way it was because they were a looking to. russia's relationship with the united states and probably probably
have very ambitious goals adam added so they would continue to make efforts to work with the trump folks to get what they want muller is also looking into a meeting after the election bin ziad apparently broke protocol by not informing the obama administration before heading to a meeting at trump tower the new york times says moeller has been asking witnesses about the possibility that through nader the u.a.e. funneled money from the to the president's campaign that would be a serious crime for those who give or receive it all involved have denied wrongdoing. al-jazeera washington the u.s. secretary of state is in ethiopia the first stop on his five nation diplomatic tour of africa rex tillerson is trying to bolster security alliances on the continent which has increasingly turned to china to trade and aid his visit comes just a few months after president trump was accused of making derogatory comments about some african countries. director at brookings africa growth initiative he joins us
live from washington d.c. i mean how significant is rex tillerson strip i mean this visit comes after president trump made those derogatory comments about some african countries so what's this trip all about. yes i think this trip is quite significant because if you look back to since the administration came into office you have at least one of the top three u.s. officials the president vice president and the secretary of state has visited other parts of the world except africa and terms of thing of the symbolism is important but also it comes on the heels of the alleged derogatory comments that were made about africa and haiti so this would basically be the beginning of a dialogue that would going to restore the kind of trust that is necessary to foster relationship between the u.s. and africa when you think of countries having influence in africa you think of
china i suppose i mean beijing has spent billions in africa has access to the continent's vast mineral and all resources so has china outflank the u.s. on the african continent. is the only appears that way at least in terms of how productive china has been compared to the u.s. but it is not be an either or because obviously the opportunity is on the continent and the needs enough that i can strike partnership of different. different countries to the benefit of the african people as well as their own partners just to give you an example on the infrastructure for example which is critical for africa development and estimates by the african development bank defining thing need a hundred and thirty two hundred seventy billion dollars and much of that is not funded yet so clearly there's room there for both china actually do it but also for
even u.s. companies with expertise in infrastructure to also contribute and what about russia's influence i mean the foreign minister sergey lavrov is also touring africa what is moscow hoping to achieve here. well i so i think what you're seeing increasingly and in addition to russia you also have the president of turkey you probably saw turkey was also toward the continent so what you are observing is really africa getting a lot of attention a lot of talk show and i think it's because of the potential that the continent does have to offer if you look at the. fastest growing economies would be on the continent two thirds of the countries would be growing i don't rate faster than the global economy the middle class is expanding rapidly and the continent is moving the direction to have a single market with its continental free trade agreements later this month so clearly it's showing that he has some potential that he's trying to exploit and i
think the african partners recognizing indeed the dynamism that is on the continent and looking to engage in order to crystallise their relationships. thank you very much for your time votes have been counted in sierra leone's hotly contested presidential election sixteen candidates are vying for the top job helping to lead the country out of its economic crisis the result won't be known for days but a runoff is widely expected but it is supports the capital freetown. president announced by. a polling station. after ten years in power he is quitting the political stage. like three million other city leoni and his chosen his successor i am happy. i am happy that's. done out in huge numbers and the process is this the end of the
day the best man will emerge and will continue supporting the new president there's been much enthusiasm for this election voters started queuing accent just before dawn to choose a new president legislators and municipal officials my region is ninety four years old and was among the early voters. many of my contemporaries onto lives i voted for everything to be as they used to paste in people to afford the basic things of life. vote organizers say the election was largely peaceful except for a few hitches in some constituencies by. many of your kind in the elections did not come here and we did not notice on the when all of the problems by. the election results are expected within the next week.
the election data center is ready for the outcome the results of the presidential election will be correlated and announced here there will be a runoff if no candidates win fifty five percent of the vote something many sort of loony and say it's looking increasingly likely if that happens it's not clear if voters will again come out in large numbers as a first time around committee greece al-jazeera frito. eight people have been arrested in connection with an attack that killed eight security agents in bikini fast so funerals for the victims were held in the capital ouagadougou two soldiers are among those who died in friday's assault on the french embassy an army headquarters a money base group linked to al qaeda said it carried out the attack. meanwhile the military's being accused of deliberately destroying evidence of possible crimes against humanity and humans human rights chief says he strongly suspects acts of genocide may have been committed against muslim or hinges in rakhine state interest
reports. life first on what a begum and her young children is a struggle to survive for months they have been sheltering in this refugee camp in a no man's land between the border with bangladesh and me and more the mother says she lost nearly everything when she escaped the military crackdown in her home state of. we were all running away from me on march trying to save our lives we had no chance to look back my son died along the way he died crying the only way for refugees in the camp to get access to aid is to cross this river into bangladesh. to get out of we don't want to stay here because we don't feel safe in myanmar army fire shots at us they have taken people from here day and night we can't sleep and were scared for our lives. nearly seven hundred thousand rows are seeking refuge in bangladesh many have
described killings rape and arson by me and mars security forces the united nations human rights commissions has issued several condemnations of myanmar's treatment of the road into it is warning the ethnic cleansing is continuing and says the tactics have changed from mass killings and rape to force starvation this council is aware that my office has strong suspicions that acts of genocide may have taken place in rakhine state since august i am therefore not surprised by reports that ruins of villages which were attacked in recent years and alleged mass graves of the victims are being bulldozed. at the same time the bangladesh government ministers accusing me of obstructing efforts to repatriate refugees finance minister and they moved in said despite a repatriation deal signed between myanmar and bangladesh in november it's unlikely that this place muslims would ever return to their homeland that repatriation plan
has been controversial from the outset rights groups and the un have warned that the conditions for real hinge are to return are nowhere near refugees living in camps in southeastern bangladesh are also resisting the idea fearing they won't be safe if they return to their homes and al-jazeera a prominent buddhist politician has been in court accused of provoking ethnic violence and may in mass rakhine state police say i'm all inspired protest is to seize a government office in january and hoist direct line state seven people were killed and dozens more were injured when police opened fire on the crowd in a parliamentary address he accused the government of treating people in rakhine a slayer's. now the fifth world ocean summit is underway in mexico the three day conference brings together scientists business leaders and policy makers with the aim of balancing the needs of human activity with the well being of our oceans well among the key issues will be how to prevent overfishing which threatens a will
a third of the world's fish stocks but delegates will also focus on plastic pollution and how a plan to reduce it might work eight billion tons of plastic dumped into the oceans every year climate change is also on the agenda and how business is can respond and adapt to rising sea levels what's shocking video about dive and bali shows just how serious a problem plastic pollution is step back in reports from jakarta. indonesia is the world's second largest going to be able to do marine plastic pollution after china that's why the country during last year's world oceans summit to reduce plastic waste with seventy percent by twenty twenty five but this is the reality today a british diver captured these images while swimming through a sea of plastic waste not very far from where the world ocean summit was held last year he went to a famous location where manta rays go to feed themselves with plankton it's also a famous tourist attraction where people go to watch these gigantic animals but
both manta rays and tourists now find this location too dirty to go to instead the dive for rich horner captured images of plastic bags plastic bottles plastic cups and all kinds of plastic waste it's a sad reminder that instead of cleaner the oceans only become dirtier not only threatening the country's rich marine life but also birds who have been found with plastic inside their stomachs and also fish meant for consumption are contaminated with plastic fish is an important source for protein in indonesia all in all a huge challenge for the delegates at this year's world ocean summit held in mexico more than three hundred delegates from governments companies and research institutes will gather to find a solution for this increasing environmental disaster while organizers have called two thousand and seventeen a year of promises they say two thousand and eighteen should be a year for decisions tough action is needed and not only awareness campaigns if not
in the nisha and world oceans summit last year will turn into a bad example of only empty promises and very little action. officials in papua new guinea's say at least eighteen people have been killed during a strong earthquake aftershock the six point seven magnitude quake struck the southern highlands on wednesday it's the most severe aftershock in an area that was badly damaged by a seven point five magnitude quake more than a week ago killing fifty five people thousands of flights have been canceled across the northeastern u.s. as the region of faces its second storm in less than a week strong winds and snow lashed new york and neighboring new jersey where state of emergency was declared in about one hundred thousand homes and businesses in the area are still without power of the last week's storm really a storm warning has been issued for most of new england with up to sixty centimeters of snow expected on thursday now some electric clocks across europe are
falling behind by about six minutes because of a political dispute between serbia and kosovo twenty five countries across europe and have been affected since january after kosovo failed to generate enough electricity for an interconnected grid legally serbia is obliged to step in to keep the european grid stable but it hasn't because of a long running dispute between the two countries alarm clocks auburn's and central heating timers have all been affected by the slowdown a teacher strike in argentina this week has revived the debate about the country's failing public school system it used to be one of the best in latin america but decades of under-investment have left many poor children struggling to get a basic education it was about reports. it is the first day of school in the area of one of. us it is one of the poorest areas in the province with a population of eighty thousand people. has been fighting for years for the government to open up
a school here now what seemed impossible has come true and that's why she has come to pick up her daughter after class. to go see we had nor school here and we had to send our kids very far away now at least we have the school but when it rains there's no class because the area is filled with mud the school is built out of containers which allows the children to attend class but is spite of efforts to get these children into a classroom many have lost years of study some have yet to learn how to read and write this is an example of how difficult access to education is in some of argentina's poorest areas there's over six hundred children studying in this containers and there is a very long waiting list of people here tell us that they're hoping the government will complete the project and build a proper school sword with enough a donor has been helping children in this community have an education. these are
areas with a lack of basic services that have poor schools with teachers on very low salaries who find it a challenge to reach them studying is an odyssey and we are talking of a basic right that every child deserves. education is at the center of the debate in argentina as teachers have gone on strike once again they are demanding an increase in their salaries because of inflation they have been taking to the streets in the last few days and when. we are here defending public schools it's not only our salaries we're worried about the government has lowered the education budget they're demanding things from us that they don't give us the government says the teachers' demands are orchestrated by. in the world. so the.
champions eventis have booked their place in the quarter finals of the champions league they've been taught them for three on aggregate tottenham were ahead in the second leg at wembley at half time a goals from when zollo going in and. secured the comeback win. here is confirmation of that result to manchester city have also booked their spot as expected they lost on the night against basel but go through five two on aggregate . brazilian star oscar show brazil fans there's plenty to be positive about ahead of this summer's world cup even with neymar far from certain to recover from injury on time oscar who's hoping to get picked for russia was in great form for china's shanghai ass i.p.g. as they faced south korea's also in the asian champions league group stages the former chelsea man scored two impressive goals helping his team comeback twice from a goal down as i.p.g.
took home a two two draw in the and remain top of the group with seven points and in seconds . there were four group games in the asian champions league on wednesday japan's kawasaki from tile and melbourne victory also during group after group h. leaders beat sydney f.c. while second place two one remained one point ahead of shanghai shun wah after both sides true. joseph parker says he's relishing being the underdog in his world heavyweight title unification fight against antony josh while later this month eighty thousand people are expected in cardiff for the bout which sees both champions but their undefeated streaks on the lighting the fuse that's going on is normal person there's a lot of pressure on him but he still pressure i'd. been able to show that he can come back from being grown or so. it's. always going to be a tough fight so to get back and forth you know it's going to be this way that works for this one. but i feel like it's. like it's
a good time to be part of the city with. the way. six north korean athletes have arrived in south korea as the country prepares to take part in the winter olympics for the first time last month north korea took part in the kyung chang winter games this latest move comes a day after north and south korea unveiled a landmark agreement to ease political tensions on the panel. and october twenty fourth teen australian shaun pollard was attacked by two great white sharks while out surfing the then twenty three year old lost his left arm and right hand in the incident within a year pollard had tried snowboarding for the first time and now he's getting ready
to rubbers that his country at the winter paralympics. you know i. i'm a professional athlete from. a little over three years ago i lost my left hand in a shark attack since then i have. the wives which i wanted to. i turn to snowboarding and i've got a guy. definitely snowboarding as kind of through that hole that surfing left i'll leave probably almost four thousand ties from the nearest scares or coming from bomber there's no it's not anywhere near a lot of i'm trying to go off to do down a lot of pot so i'll just go down there and caught lots. competing sports banks and snowboard cross on and we. had is pretty much the bottom of the hill wins by stacking whoever gets out quicker and gets across the lawn wins yeah if you stack it in the other god doesn't fall off and usually they're going to win. losing
a nominee and a lot of them trying he has to do with core strength and so on down the gym a lot strengthening that core in a car and get driven to push myself knowing that you know last sure and got about the best you can my diet i lost i get by using the process it took a while to learn and it took me a good couple of wasteland out a bout of ties and even just get dressed it took awhile to get use that bought. everything figured out when it's right usually try to keep relaxed in or around the contests it's chewed but as soon as you're in the stock i kind of switch to rice mode and it's game on never really crossed on representing my country when i was younger and kona since. enjoyed being challenged and it's been a big challenge to try and get to that top level my family's really exhausted it's rewarding for them and myself to say that i've got these amazing opportunities that
i have now. when. i'm just going to be happy to be represented on the big stage the biggest thing i've learned three more experience is you never know how things are going to turn out you have to just have a big challenges and you'll be surprised what you can actually achieve daniel ricardo broke a track record in barcelona add formula one pre-season testing the red bull driver set the best ever laps since the new track was introduced in two thousand and seven defending champion lewis hamilton of mercedes was less than a tenth of a second behind ricardo followed by ferrari sebastian vettel. more problems for mclaren and fernando alonso as he was forced to retire because of an oil leak didn't didn't think it would get done it was an optimistic plan but we got through it was good. they all sleep well tonight. yeah good bunch a lot of us got some quick laps in there as well so it's
the sam's in archaeology graduate from iraq is also a part time going to pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in bubble 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 a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasise 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 here and part of life is culture.
i am doing this for the benefit of people. so mad they see the importance of the outcry. witness documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. no break the syrians and rebel held eastern bhutto a cold front end to the fighting and asteroids have gone on a day. along down jordan this is al jazeera lived.