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the nature news as it breaks it's estimated ten million children of school age are still roaming the streets of baghdad with details coverage children what i'm off base and number of serious problems from chronic child malnutrition to extreme poverty from around the world trade money is lost us lawsuit in two thousand and ten by then he'd spent more than twenty million dollars in legal fees. at least fifty civilians including children infants have been injured in a gas attack in syria. along down jordan this is. also coming up florida politicians approved new restrictions on a rifle sales in response to
a school shooting that left seventeen people dead. a case of attempted murder british police believe a former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned 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 imports. there's new video of what activists say appears to be phosphorous bombs being dropped on a rebel held on plate in syria the pictures emerged after eighty eight people were killed in another area assault on 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 with syrian activists to release the new video of the phosphorous bombs they said happened in a residential area in the town morea. meanwhile syrian civil defense says there's been a gas attack in a more and the town of suck at least fifty civilians including children infants
have been affected. well government forces appear to seize more territory with the east and go to step closer to being split into a warning you may find some images and send it hard his report disturbing. civil defense volunteers are appealing to the un 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. thank god but at least eight hundred syrians many of them women and children have already been killed in almost three weeks of relentless airstrikes and bartman throughout
the besieged enclave. 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. 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 from 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 criticised 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 it is used which is in the words of the sector general hell on earth next month so 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 for the backing of some of the 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 obama will cut the enclave in half making it more difficult for rebels to defend their territory senator beirut. politicians in the u.s. state of florida have passed laws raising the minimum age for buying rifles to twenty one comes up to seventeen people were killed in a high school shooting in the state last month and the gallagher has more from tallahassee. in florida state capitol building student staged a die in this was a last ditch effort to persuade florida's politicians to ban assault rifles and not school staff on the chamber floor emotions run high representative jared moskovitz is from parkland where seventeen people were killed you don't need to stand with me
i don't need you to stand with me. i need you to stand with the families push the green button the bill bans bump stocks raises the minimum age to buy rifle to twenty one and imposes a three day waiting period for all gun sales such measures were unthinkable in the republican controlled legislature before the park and school shooting controversially the bill proposes that some teachers and school staff who carry out the required training can now carry firearms the concept is to for those schools and those communities that opt to do this as they have in texas and have the as they haven't pulled county in other places around the country to have people who are expert in being able to defend and having lots and lots of training in order to do so in part when students return for their first full day since their classmates and teachers were killed the alleged shooter nicholas cruz was formally charged with seventeen murders but for many the proposals don't go far enough we wait to
see what happens and angie gallo is a legislative chair for florida's parents teachers association and says the bill potentially puts children's lives at risk if we lost you know seventeen and park one seventeen people wish never last we lost forty nine impulse that we shouldn't have lost and we didn't act after that we've had that nashua thing in las vegas where we've seen too much carnage and i think we'll continue to see unless we come up with some common sense gun laws the bill also provides almost four hundred million dollars in funding for increased security in schools mental health counseling and child welfare investigations the bill will now go to florida's governor rick scott if he signs it the proposals will become law within fifteen days for the survivors of the park one school shooting there's a grudging acceptance that this is a step in the right direction but ultimately they're disappointed that assault rifles weren't banned and some teachers will be armed and gallacher tele has a florida. the british prime minister tourism a has defended the red carpet welcome
given to saudi arabia's crown prince as the first day of mohammed bin salmond's three day trip to the u.k. and it developing economic ties between both countries but critics say the british government standing up blind eye to human rights abuses in saudi arabia reports in 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 been 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 of belgian this is the world's worst humanitarian disaster so the trade deals for the nice things 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 he 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 salman as she makes her arm 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 said. wave to the law it's of potentially hundreds of people.
and i will be raising concerns about human rights with the crown prince when i meet him can i just say there's a 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 muhammad when will you stop bombing innocent civilians in yemen when will you stop killing innocent civilians in yemen bridge i meant. 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. nato has signed an agreement with qatar to cooperate on military and security issues qatar's amir's in belgium for talks with the alliance and the european union the main been hammered out fanny was welcomed by e.u. foreign affairs chief frederica ma greeny his visit to brussels follows continuing tensions in the gulf nine months ago saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt cut ties with qatar. has more from brussels. qatar
officials say they are expanding their partnership with key international institutions like nato to and the e.u. 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 and the key players in the conflicts 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 tommies have signed an agreement paving the way for nato to pass nail to. get into qatar used a qatari military base of date will for nato operations enough god is said but also in their. push against i sell in the region and that's quite significant because as you remember back in june when sandy
a rabid lies start of the embargo on. the accused for. sponsoring extremism accusations strongly denied by qatar and now this partnership with no don't have a target perspective it's clear indication they are able not only to break the embargo but also to break any attempt by the saudis to put more isolation. or. lots more so to come here an al-jazeera including. i am lobbying that's you know you announce our votes in syria don't accept on our huge numbers the president preparing to hand over power but it may be some time before his successor is found . and school's out but even having costs a bonus we examine the state of argentina's education system more in the state.
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 had across the west we've got some snow in the rockies further south a chance of the 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 apparel quite rio seeing one to two showers should be sunny in buenos aires highs twenty seven. in a country beset by poverty and lack of infrastructure. sometimes we risk our lives in taking the throats miscarriage of saving lives is a dangerous job it's a vaccine so it's only good for twenty four hours there are patients waiting for his mother since we must be in pain lifestar threats and so we can go one of the gang stops some vehicles on the road at that point it would work for them risking it all guinea at this time on al jazeera.
welcome back a quick recap of the top stories this hour syrian activists have released video of what they say appears to be phosphorous bombs being dropped on eastern guta a crime that happened in the town of moriah eighty eight people were killed in the region on wednesday and another day of aerial bombardment. the minimum age for buying rifles to be raised to twenty one in the u.s. state of florida part of a package of gun safety reforms approved by politicians after seventeen people were killed last month in a school shooting. british prime minister to resign may as defending a red carpet welcome given to saudi arabia's crown prince. is on
a three day trip aimed at developing economic ties between both countries. china's foreign minister has called on the u.s. and north korea to hold talks as soon as possible while he made the comments during the annual meeting of china's palm and in beijing it follows weeks of diplomacy between north and south korea which has raised the possibility of talks between pyongyang and washington. make sure that we call on the parties particularly the u.s. and north korea to engage in dialogue sooner rather than later we encourage them to follow a jewel track approach of remaining committed to the goal of don't use in our lives nation and working actively to establish a peace mechanism on the potential or that is china's longstanding position and the vision will set forth by the u.n. security council resolutions donald trump is refusing to back down on plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is due to sign off on the measure on thursday let's have a conference of threatened to retaliate warning the move could start a global trade war is can be helped. the u.s.
stock market did not respond well to news donald trump's top economic adviser is leaving it opened rattled over fears of losing gary cohn's moderating influence in the white house cohn was 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 trying to follow 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 was 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 a 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 were trying to nineteen forty five. don't like sunset anymore those are now very mature big strong economies and 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 or the president will sign something 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. british police say a nerve agent was used to try and murder a former russian double agent and his daughter and you a script remain critically ill in hospital after they were found slumped on a bench in southern england on sunday some of the reports from salzburg. if it was 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 foreman stood outside of cordoned off the the front of the. doors where the i believe it's come out from on the door to go in not sure they would get out but they were and how do these light boxes they will see those four guards is dressed up in hazmat suit going 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 owl's family members his wife passed away in two thousand and twelve of cancer his son alexander died while on the trip in st petersburg last year a stent simply of liver failure the fast moving investigation has indicated that by a set of a ski pole and his daughter yulia were attacked with a nerve agent no detail as to which one but they are highly toxic in summary this is being treated as a major incident involving attempted murder 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 seoul spree but already there have been murmuring accusations pointed towards moscow and if indeed it is proven by. this was a state sponsored attack and that would have deep diplomatic consequences the russian government has denied any involvement but the incident bears 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 so neither you go. sri lanka has imposed a curfew on its central district after days of violence but it's mobs have been sweeping through towns and villages burning muslim homes and businesses and that's part of the government declared a week long state of emergency votes are being counted in sierra leone's hotly
contested presidential election sixteen candidates are vying for the top job hoping to lead the country out of its economic crisis well the result won't be known for days but a runoff is widely expected a contagious reports from the capital freetown. president and us by coral arrives a polling station to vote. after ten years in power is quitting the political stage like three million other city leoni and his troops and his successor i am happy to help. i am happy that. in huge numbers the process is this. and the best. new president there's been much enthusiasm for this election voters started curing accent just before dawn to choose
a new president legislators and municipal officials. my region is ninety four years old and i was among the early voters. many of my contemporaries aren't alive 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. elections did not come. and really not on the when all of the problem 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 civil unions 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. al-jazeera freetown eight people have been arrested in connection with an attack that killed eight security guards and became a fast so funerals of the victims were held in the capital ouagadougou two soldiers were among those who died in friday's assault on the french embassy and army headquarters a money based group linked to al qaeda said it carried out attacks. now a teachers' strike in argentina this week has turn the spotlight on the country's failing public school system that used to be one of the best in latin america but decades of under-investment of left many poor children struggling to get a basic education to raise about reports. it is the first day of school in the area of what if. it is one of the poorest areas in the province with a population of eighty thousand people. got
a hoe 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 ready 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 so 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 apple 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 teacher's demands are orchestrated by the opposition but in the middle by millions of children who are caught in the fight. argentina has the shortest school years in the world including holidays and strikes so the consequences are obvious middle class children are more knowledgeable than those in
poor areas that attend public schools the school system reproduces inequality from the very beginning and that's heavy dent in places like what i've been doing with our site is better schools are the only way these children have to find a better life. and. are sort of tax survivors in india have taken part in a fashion show the event in mumbai is part of a campaign aimed at stopping the sale of acid in the country between two hundred fifty and three hundred acid attacks are imported in india every year and more was introduced in twenty thirteen making it an offense to the prison sentence for up to ten years one indian known as a pioneer of low cost housing has won the world's most prestigious award for architecture about krishna da she's the first architect from india to be given the pritzker prize he's perhaps best known for designing they are running a low cost housing project in indoor which provided cheap homes for more than eighty thousand people. i am grateful for the beach go doing and the
organization for giving me this most memorable. and i am very touched. and i must say that really have a long in back to india in the education and in actual practice. all the news of course on our website there it is on your screen the address al jazeera dot com that's al-jazeera dot com. all right time for a quick recap of the top stories here syrian activists have released video of what they say appears to be phosphorous bombs being dropped on eastern ghouta it happened in a residential area in the town of moriah eighty eight people were killed in the region on wednesday in another day of aerial bombardment politicians in the u.s.
state of florida have passed laws raising the minimum age for buying rifles to twenty one comes after seventeen people were killed in a high school shooting in the state last month the legislation forces a three day waiting period for all gun sales and allows for the arming of some school staff and gallagher has more from tallahassee for those survivors of the parkland shooting of course seventeen people died three weeks ago there was a grudging acceptance that is this is a step forward and better than nothing of course what they wanted more than anything else was a complete ban on assault rifles that didn't happen this is a house controlled by the republicans but this bill will now go before the state's governor rick scott on friday he'll an aluminum imports the head of the european trade commission says it's repaired to take the case to the world trade organization but donald trump refusing to back down and is expected to sign off on the measure on thursday british prime minister to resign may has defended
a red carpet welcome given to saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin solomon is on a three day trip and developing economic ties but critics say the british government's turning a blind eye to human rights abuses in saudi arabia british police say a nerve agent was used to try to murder a former russian spy and his daughter so again you script out were found slumped on a park bench in salzburg on sunday they're both critically ill in hospital. china's foreign minister has called on the u.s. and north korea tell talks as soon as possible wang he made the comments during the annual meeting of china's parliament in beijing it follows weeks of diplomacy between north and south korea which has raised the possibility of talks between pyongyang and washington but those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after risking it all station that's a watch in the continental antarctica is facing multiple threats from climate change overfishing tourism but now