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fully back to watching al jazeera live from doha also coming up china makes it official lifting the limit on how long she jinping can remain in power. plus a key my post on the path to be of peace columbians are electing a new congress and for the first time former fog rebels are on the ballots and. under it while reporting from dog a group during the fall for the weddell free. from the remotest wharton's all the. civilians in northern syria preparing to act as human shields to protect the city of a freeness turkish forces prepare to capture it from y p g kurdish fighters turkish shops and allied forces have surrounded a frame and warned they will enter it soon as there has heard the. she's calling on
volunteers to there's a human shield to protect the city turkey launch an offensive enough rain in january to clear the area of kurdish fighters elsewhere in syria state media say the army has completely surrounded the town of duma east of the capital damascus that cuts the rebel stronghold of eastern ghouta into weakening what is one of the last opposition strongholds government forces broke through the rebel lines to create a core door through the enclave meeting up in the town of madera monitors and activists say more than one thousand one hundred people have been killed since the government stepped up its offensive in eastern go to three weeks ago now this is what we're talking about eastern ghouta is rebels last stronghold near damascus the stripes here show how much of it they held on february eighteenth when the government stepped up its offensive three weeks of heavy bombardment later that area has dramatically shrunk and the surrounding of duma by government forces threatens to exacerbate an already dying humanitarian situation alan fisher has more from gaza
on tape on the turkey syria border. well what has happened in dumas happened elsewhere in syria we've seen it before where first of all the split the area as they did in eastern guta on saturday and there's no surrounded one time in the syrian government forces and backed by the russians then tend to use their military advantage to try again a political advantage by saying to the fighters maybe you should leave a move to another part of syria as a see that has happened before in this conflict meanwhile in our free and we are hearing that the wipe e.g. the kurdish militia are calling on civilians to help form a human shield to police themselves between the y. p.g. and the advancing free syrian army which of course are backed up by the turkish military no it's not just cards who have responded to this call and we hear that there are buses heading towards our friend but also groups here in turkey clued in women's groups and socialist groups although how they will get across the border
which is currently closed is another issue entirely in our friend city please see that there is no water no internet and up to three or four families are noshing each iced because families that move from the early stages of this assault on those seeking shelter with friends and relatives seeking shelter essentially where they can the leader of the council in a frame says the situation is dire and has called on the united nations not only to investigate but to intervene. why add million dina's in do my niece and go to he says the situation is dire. i don't see any. reason why i see the russian airplanes and militias of. known. army coming to is to. yesterday there was really and. i don't know anything about
them. unfortunately the situation here in eastern very very awful and miserable and russian and syrian government jets have been striking the other main rebel stronghold edley province in the north the largest chunk of syrian territory that is being held by the opposition. has more from beneath a town in a valley prominence. the open with reopened look at the fiber has a beam off of the cotton wall of a string of intense airstrikes by russia and the syrian government has targeted beneath. their targets with these troops then chael areas several people have been killed and wounded some children and women have been rescued and taken to makeshift clinics civil defense units are still working hard to get people out from underneath the rubble this is strikes come after months of calm it live is
considered a part of the discussions on it's home to many internally displaced people and many have flipped again to a nearby farm houses at the. syria. china's ruling communist party has paved the way for xi jinping to remain in office indefinitely he's voted to abolish term limits for the president and vice president brown has more from beijing. an army of chinese legislators came to the great hall of the people knowing what was expected of them a display of uniform loyalty to the man who could now be china's leader for life for the constitution is in accordance with our country's reality and the wishes of all the people. this is a big event a very memorable moment in our political life. and historic and controversial
moment as well the almost three thousand delegates had been told the amendments were needed because the challenges china faces require a strong leader and a united party. in china's version of legislative government new laws and constitutional changes are always passed unanimously. and so it proved to be the case again on sunday when delegates approved twenty one constitutional revisions including the scrapping of term limits for the president and vice president but there was perhaps token opposition to votes against and three abstentions congress officials insist this process was transparent thank. the chinese people have had no say in this historic moment critics accuse president xi jinping of building a personality cult indoctrinating the masses with his political philosophy just as chairman mao once did it was done shopping the other towering figure in recent
chinese history who'd insisted on two term limits for the president he wanted to avoid a repeat of the cultish devotion that had surrounded mao but analysts say one party rule is once more turning into one man rule the fact of the matter this seeming has hijacked the entire communist party in the country so we are back to just one person doing the talking one person making the decisions for the entitled party and the entire country we are back to the period of the so-called one wars echo chamber. the president's influence is now felt in many aspects of life here she thought is now required reading for party members study groups of spread to businesses and universities. parliament also voted to expand the president's campaign against corruption during a five year purge more than one and
a half million party officials have been punished analysts say the campaign is a guys for getting rid of potential rivals for now at least though she would appear to have none adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. colombia's civil registry says it's run out of ballots for the country's congressional elections prompting an outcry from voters it's the first time former fog rebels are able to run for office their political debut comes after signing a twenty sixteen peace deal to end fifty two years of fighting i listened around kitty has more from bogota. colombians voted in congressional elections on sunday and also two primaries one for right wing parties and one for left wing parties we're still waiting results on what the new congress will look like but we know that the former mayor of bogota who stumble past
a very popular but also controversial figure has won the primary on the left he will now run for president in upcoming the elections in may on the right evander look at the candidate of the democratic center party a former president. even the biggest poser of the peace deal in the country between the government then fired gravels as easily one of the primary on the right he's now the frontrunner in the upcoming presidential elections having won more than three point five million votes in the primary overall we're expecting a strong showing of right parties in congress and a loss of votes of many sentries center additional parties in the country but definitely these elections will remain in history because they've seen the
participation for the first time a legal party of former rebels feyerick day have guaranteed ten seats in congress regardless of their showing for the next two legislature however so far it seems like they have not received the many votes might be difficult for them to legitimize their presence in congress but it's definitely any story could day and a step forward for the implementation of a peace deal in colombia. hundreds of visitors to a pub in restaurants where a former russian spy was poisoned have been to wash their possessions british out officials believe there is a chance they may have been contaminated by the nerve agent that left leg a scrape on his donahue critically ill paul renne and reports from london
families enjoying a pizza drinkers socializing in the pub hundreds of people may have been unknowingly contaminated as a consequence of the u.k. spy poisoning the revelation the traces of toxic nerve agents have been found at both the z.z.z. and the mill pub in seoul very approach a startling message from the u.k. top health the driver i am confident that this is not home and the health of anyone who was in the middle pub or this is restaurant however some people are concerned that prolonged long term exposure to these substances may over weeks and particularly months give rise to health problems the advice is to machine wash clothes use baby wipes to clean any personal items such as phones and items which can't be washed should be securely bagged and sealed the authorities insist the risk is minimal but caution is essential the trail of nerve agent contamination is being followed backward from the park bench where sergei script l.
and his daughter yulia were found collapsed the former spy's house is also sealed off for forensic examination and specialist officers have even been examining the cemetery where is the script was wife is buried among several priorities for police or the questions of how and where the script and his daughter came into contact with the nerve agent had they already been contaminated by the time they visited z.z.z. in the mill or where the traces of toxin found at those locations left by whoever was trying to kill them. in two thousand and six when former k.g.b. dissident alexander litvinenko was murdered by russian agents using radioactive polonium the killer has left a trail of radioactivity at several locations in london unfortunately it happened again it means something was not done and a lesson what is saved after the murder of my husband was not turned. on his daughter remains critically ill in hospital twenty one other people have also been treated for possible exposure but the instruction for hundreds of people to cleanse
themselves of possible contamination is a worrying. brennan al jazeera. seen a head on al-jazeera. early changes how she lay voted out once billionaire conservative president sebastian pinera is back in office plus ten months after the sweet be election loss france's national front hopes and new name will convince voters the party has not changed. from the clear blue sky of the doha morning. to the fresh autumn breeze in the city of los. hello there it's now far warmer for many of us in the eastern parts of china the temperatures in shanghai are rocketing twenty two degrees will be our
temperature on monday and then as we head into chews day will be all the way up to twenty four twenty four i think much in the temperature we're expecting in hong kong for many of us here it should be fine and dry is just really the northern parts of it now where there's more in the way of cloud and we could just see the old shower for the southeastern parts of asia plenty of dry weather to be found here as well the showers a largely in the southern parts of developing for parts of borneo and across through java and into somalia and this region again is where we're going to see most of the showers as we head through monday and then to choose day so pretty wet tail but further north largely dry just one or two showers behind the times that we had across towards india largely fine and dry for most of us here is just in the far south we've seen a few showers and that's just really been brought to us courtesy of the showers that are over sri lanka some of these have been very heavy recently but they've just been clipping a little bit further northwards just in the fall southern parts of india too to the north of that fine and draw i've been getting pretty warm now for some of us new
delhi there up around thirty four degrees on monday and by choose day up at thirty six there is more snow that's mostly over parts of afghanistan. the with a sponsored boycott on greece. for a man has decided to break with tradition and train to sail competitively maybe not that we want to present a positive image and change the steering typical expectation of women for them it's about more than just racing yes you can still be a good i'm only woman and also a very talented sailor going off around the world showing everybody how strong omani people are al-jazeera world meets the first female sailing crew in the gulf oman's sailing stars at this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back a reminder of our top stories on al-jazeera kurdish fighters are reported to be modernizing civilians to form a human shield around the syrian city of a freeness turkish forces advance take a show of self surrounded a free man one they will enter soon turkey launch an offensive enough rain in january to clear the area off kurdish why peachey fight it's. china's ruling communist party has paved the way for xi jinping to remain in office indefinitely as voted to abolish term limits for the president and vice president leaders until now restricted to a maximum of two five year terms and colombia's civil registry says it's run out of ballots for the country's congressional elections prompting an outcry from voters it's the first time former fox rebels are able to run for office their political debut comes after signing a twenty sixteenth peace deal ending fifty two years of fighting with the colombian
government. in chile a conservative billionaire sebastian pinera has been so on in as president for the second time the businessman volved to revive an economy that has slumped under outgoing center left leader michel the see and eamon has more from santiago. this out one to socialist and in again came a billionaire his former conservative president sebastian pinera is having a second crack at the helm and his first challenge is to again generate economic growth while learning from his past mistakes the big perception of the first time around was the administration war only for wealthy chileans this time around it has to be for everyone. otherwise peña is almost sure to face the same discontent and street protests that marred his first presidency. a small group of supporters waited to bid farewell to outgoing president michelle bachelet as she arrived at
the senate to hand over her sash. i'm emotional because a great woman who represented all of us is leaving she did so much for women another thing that hasn't gone on notice is that with. the very last remnant presidency and latin america that leaves both north as south america as an only region in the world without a woman in the president's. opinion as an organization allowed visiting regional leaders to exchange views ahead of the upcoming summit of the americas despite mounting tensions over immigration and trade president donald trump says he'll attend but mexico's president may not. we haven't confirmed up to suppose in principle i'm going but i'll discuss it with president pinera over lunch. but pinion as main priority is domestic proving to chileans that he does care for the
have nots there is still that with poverty even though it has decreased a lot there are still some living very miserable. but without a legislative majority in an increasingly demanding society. will have his work cut out for him to see a newman i'll just santiago. hong kong's pro-democracy campaign is a failed to gain veto power in the legislature after a crucial by election for seats were up for grabs with the opposition and probe aging loyalists winning to reach the seats were vacated two years ago when pro-democracy candidates were ousted from office for using their oath to defy china a low turnout for the vote has raised alarm among the opposition. the job administration says there will be no added conditions for talks with north korea donald trump and kim jong un are set to meet with within the next two months in the first of a talks between the two nations leaders the u.s.
president does want to leave quickly if there is no progress has already promised not to resume nuclear or miss out testing during the talks the cia director michael imperioli says that's a first. this first meeting i think is between the president as the leader of north korea the two people who are the decision makers who will ultimately decide what arrangements are acceptable but make no mistake about it while these negotiations are going on there will be no concessions made the activity of this administration to disrupt the north korean economy to put pressure on north korea to galvanize the world in a way that you have countries from the middle east to europe and asia placing sanctions on the north korean regime and those will continue and wolf see how the talks a little gauche asians prosy to south korean officials meanwhile who met kim jong un last week a set to brief the leaders of china and japan one of the officials will meet china's xi jinping in the coming hours while the other will see the japanese prime
minister shinzo abi on to say that update the leaders on the progress of the nuclear talks the two envoys returned from the u.s. on sunday after meeting president trump. in france the main far right party the national front is being rebranded in a bid to revive its image. ben says it should not be called the national gathering but will a new game attract new voters. has more from me. read the pander wrapped up the rich branding of the party with a classic speech touching all the points you will get to choose from a crowd top form the european union tough most of all on the effects of immigration . leave us your leg it is legal and illegal immigration are no longer tenable. lockjaw are the french people's money must go back to the french people first.
we no longer have the means to welcome to house to careful or to feed the whole world. but the high point came at the end when she announced her suggestion to rename the party it was here in existence absolute you know it must signal an absolute demand to unite the country in the defense of its identity its prosperity and its security and freedom i therefore propose that the national front become a national gathering of one issue and then the viendo has some limit on the show not. so the national front is dead but not quite varied yet the members will have a chance to vote on the name change in the next few weeks for what is the most important thing for me was to keep the war national in a thing that the world got going its goal here and now the idea is no longer to be a france but to get a people together. demonstrators
took to the streets of lille to show what they called their contempt for the rebranding of the national front they said it was just another attempt to disguise fascism but back in paris a warning from an expert who knows the party at first and an opposition counsellor it one of the hotlines but let's not forget the national front got the highest score in its history last year the fact she made a fool of herself at the debate doesn't mean the party is finished but. the party's found very near penn has now been stripped of his position as on ri president of the national front but he can't be written out of history he's just published the first volume of his autobiography and it's turned into a bestseller he said changing the name was committing political suicide david chaytor al-jazeera live. it's seven years since an earthquake and tsunami killed more than eighteen thousand people and cause
a major nuclear disaster in japan prime minister shinzo abhi told a remembrance service in tokyo of reconstruction is making steady progress but tens of thousands of people are still not returned to their homes and cleaning up the still radioactive fukushima nuclear plant site may take up to forty is. a huge tsunami struck right after my husband and my uncle decided to evacuate our bodies were lifted for me to swim to the way and although i managed to hang on to a nearby pine tree my hand let go of my uncles and my husband also true further and further away. tens of thousands of farmers have reached india's financial capital mumbai after a five day march there demanding financial support from the government better crop prices and more access to land many of the farmers have fallen into debt due to drought and increasingly erratic weather patterns. india's prime minister narendra
modi and the french president emmanuel michel have officially launched the international solar alliance at a summit in new delhi they want to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels by expanding the availability of songer energy the idea was first proposed on the sidelines of the twenty fifteen paris agreement on climate change representatives from forty five nations attended the event and the summits goal is to promote greater investment in solar projects in member countries the alliance is seeking to add one thousand jigger watts of gigawatts of solid power by twenty thirty but that comes with a price tag of one trillion dollars today if they are one hundred twenty one prospective member states thirty of which have signed and ratified the framework agreement countries at least partly within tropical regions are eligible to join most of those involved are relatively poor states with high levels of sunshine president mccaughan took a subtle swipe at the us president donald trump for pulling out of the paris
comment agreement as he prays a group of female smaller engine is they didn't we didn't stalk because some decide to leave floor and leave the briefing room. because a side it was good for them for the children the grandchildren they decided to act . and keep back. and. while we're on here in order to act. the antarctic has been described as one of the most remote and treacherous places on earth but much of its reach biodiversity has yet to be fully documented in a second part of on tactics series we look at the european union's campaign to protect the desolate region nick clegg joined a greenpeace scientific expedition through the weddell sea. the
captain's eye view of all voyage south as the icebreaker optic sunrise pushes through into the remote waters of the weddell sea vost unknown territory few ships venture this fall. has already made an attempt this antarctic summer but was foiled by ice cap which right now we are way through. to get it down into the why don't you try and reach think before we get any of what would be protected looks like opening in here to be more. yes let me just make sure somebody. finally we break through into the isolated area of the proposed site tree at the moment i checked on the. satellite charts this morning and there's someone of a ship in this entire space as us that another ship about that and that's it and the whole whole area that's
a slightly scary terrifying. exciting but exciting kind of just makes a case that base is pristine this area is not developed his not call industry has never had industry. we take a chance and it's rare window of weather to take to the air and look down on the mesmerizing scene below. the western edge of the would be protected zone breathtaking the rule power of land and sea and ice constantly reshaping on the move this is nature on a planetary scale so what we're looking at here is melting yes sea ice a great iceberg to be the glass is sweeping up james ross island at the weddell sea extends way to a distance over that proposed area pretty much just touched by human activity almost no scientific research is taking place the back to base the arctic sunrise standing by for a return alongside had a giant type below i suspect perhaps
a kilometer long the next helicopter sortie is to the very top of it. the expedition team will make you a dramatic landing to spread the century message around the world this iceberg thousands of years in the making now a drift in a process that has been going on for hundreds of thousands of years a process that seems may be changing because of global warming i did a day you've seen it won the. day with a spectacular show above this apparently a reverse sunset from the wooden while simultaneously the clouds more in shape and color it's a fantastic unworldly painting across the evening sky at the ends of the. clock al-jazeera and told to go. hello again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera kurdish fighters
have called on civilians to form a human shield around the syrian city of a freeness turkish forces advance al-jazeera has had reports of women and social groups modernizing volunteers in response to the calls to send free syrian army fighters have surrounded a frame and warned they will enter soon elsewhere in syria state media say the army has completely surrounded the town of douma east of the capital damascus weakening what is one of the last opposition strongholds monitors and activists say more than one thousand one hundred people have been killed since the government stepped up its offensive in eastern go-to three weeks ago. the tramp administration says they'll be no added conditions for talks with north korea donald trump and kim jong un are set to meet within the next two months in the first ever talks between the two nations leaders of korea has a ready promise not to resume nuclear or missile testing during the talks as cia
director michael impale says that's the first. this first meeting i think is between the president is the leader of north korea the two people who are the decision makers who will ultimately decide what arrangements are acceptable but make no mistake about it while these negotiations are going on there will be no concessions made the activity of this administration to disrupt the north korean economy to put pressure on north korea to galvanize the world in a way that you have countries from the middle east to europe and asia placing sanctions on the north korean regime and those will continue and wolf see how the talks in the negotiations proceed colombia's civil registry says it's run out of ballots for the country's congressional elections prompting an outcry from voters it's a first sign former fox rivals are able to run for office their political debut comes after signing a peace deal in twenty sixteen i had a cop has gone down in new york city's east river and they are reports of people trapped inside the crash was caught on camera you can see the helicopter flying
close to the water and then tipping over those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next it's inside story. cuba has to get a new president and it won't be a cost or a royal stepping so he and brother fidel would for almost sixty is what is it the end of the cost well it's mean the change of politics for this island they show this is inside story.