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though more traffic than me i mean the how to go zone. so i have to have to go to my destination. when i walk on the street to get to the. road will be the end. of the streets and the. whole can be a hole that really. blew. up that's what keeps me going. the united states joins britain in accusing russia of poisoning a former spy in the u.k. and says they'll be consequences.
as i'm sick of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up russian backed strikes kill more civilians in syria's eastern huta. a multi-billion dollar deal between the u.s. and a single port tech company is blocked donald trump says it's a threat to national security plus. our reporting from antarctica scientists build the case for the grid from the world's largest ocean front three by sending a submarine down to the group or. the. head of the u.s. has backed britain's assessment that russia is likely responsible for poisoning a former spy and his daughter in the u.k. secretary of state rex tillerson says those responsible must face serious consequences so i guess chris paul and his daughter remain in critical condition in hospital russia denies any involvement bonamy phillips reports. the british police
and military are still combing all over the town of salt but they and the government now believe they have some monsters that surrogates create paul and his daughter yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent developed by russia and that leads the prime minister to one of two conclusions either this was a direct shot by the russian state against our country or the russian government lost control of its potentially catastrophic lee damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others she presented the russians with an ultimatum we must now stand ready to take much more extensive measures. mr speaker on wednesday we will consider in detail the response from the russian state should there be no credible response we will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the russian state against the united kingdom. but from russia so
far blanket denial vladimir putin's spokesman says surrogates group i'll work for british intelligence the incident happened in britain so it has nothing to do with russia it seems that anglo russian relations are bound to get significantly worse now and the british will be hoping for international support from european and nato allies as they seek to put pressure on moscow but what measures can britain take that will really be felt in the kremlin diplomatic expulsions sanctions against powerful individuals both seem likely but their impact may be limited i'm actually going to me is under sanctions it has adapted to a hostile climate of international relations british national commercial ties. so. things of symbolic nature do not hurt russia any more because the expense. for the investigators on the ground an unusual and unexpected
test of their expertise for britain itself a crisis that will test its continuing stature in the world to be phillips al jazeera london russia's president vladimir putin is widely expected to win a fourth term in elections on sunday that's despite frequent protests against him in the country's largest cities and while he may be not so popular in the more liberal urban centers for many russians there is no one but putin challenge reports from the town of. real russia as you're often told here isn't found in the biggest cities for that you've got to turn up the car radio and hit the road leave moscow in st petersburg for smaller places where the mere putin support runs high and. so we've chosen the town of glitch four hours from the capital that's a day. which. is where you and alexander live the
couple in their eighties kind and hospitable and both staunch putin voters. but he is a very almost man he would never say anything he didn't mean and if a person is all honest speaks genuinely and his deeds to good you can say only positive things about such a man. they see putin as a strong leader and were particularly impressed by the recent state of the nation speech where he pulled back the veil on secret weapons development. of. lived through a tough history with his country we started our lives in a terrifying war there were starvation and losses and we understood this with our countries the ninety's undermined everything so much uncontrollable times but putin slowly went in the right direction and brought us to the moment where we can see ourselves as a state able to take on a man's tasks again. after talking and evening routine watching the
news unlike internet savvy youngsters older russians still get much of their information from t.v. most of it state controlled there's a good reason why the support of people like alexander miller is so important for vladimir putin and that's because when it comes to actually showing up on election day pensioners are the most reliable voters in russia. not everyone here is so enthusiastic go. out on the frozen river volga ice fisherman waits patiently for the bites but when it comes to the elections nicholai isn't impressed with the quality of the catch. whom to vote for there's no choice no candidates i think all vote for putin i'd like him to catch the thieves and mend our roads he's reinforcing the army at least something but there's no want to choose a soon as any candidate appears to slightly challenge him he gets drowned
immediately such disenchantments backs up the view that putin support may be brittle high only because of the lack of alternatives and worryingly for the kremlin state pollster just noted a twelve percent drop in putin's ratings in russia's big cities. but alexander miller's allegiance is steadfast in their long lifetime russia has marched to very different music. and they're happy with the man currently calling the. zero russia. however ghetto ports of a car bomb in the yemeni city of add in the reuters news agency reporting attackers detonated the bomb in a military kitchen used by forces backed by the u.a.e. these are the u.a.e. backed separatist forces in southern yemen and that city has been. the target
the location of previous clashes between a rival. government backed forces in that city more on that story as and when we get it now at the united nations the u.s. is calling for an immediate cease fire in syria's eastern huta situation inside the rebel enclave has been described as hell on earth following three weeks of heavy bombing by the governments and russia earlier rebels and russian forces struck an evacuation deal so far seventy six people have been able to leave kristen salumi has more serious bleeding inside and dogs two weeks after agreeing to a cease fire the security council learned their words were having little of facts for civilians on the ground in syria in eastern loan according to the u.n. more than one thousand have died in recent weeks amid continued shelling the united states said it was prepared to offer a second resolution calling for an immediate end to all military action in eastern
guta and damascus city massacre nikki haley backed her words with a threat we support the united nations political process that seeks to end the war in syria. but we also warn any nation that is determined to impose its will through chemical attacks and end human suffering most especially the outlaw syrian regime the united states remains prepared to act if we must in the last year as haley reminded everyone the u.s. bombed an airfield in syria believed to be associated with a chemical attack syria's ally the russians question the u.n. source of information saying syria continues to act within its rights going to do is teach the counterterrorism operation which has continued by the syrian military is not in contradiction with resolution twenty four i want the government of syria has every right to try and remove the threat to the safety of its citizens the
cease fire resolution proposed by the united states would take effect immediately with no exceptions for groups on the un's terrorist list it would require russian support to pass highlighting yet again the limits the border divided security council can do for the people of syria christian salumi al-jazeera the united nations are the u.s. has also called for an urgent meeting in jordan off the reports of syrian government asterix on that out of first in months but there are just a minute is in southwestern syria near the jordanian and israeli borders some of the province is still under opposition control it is also part of a so-called deescalation zone negotiated last year by the us russia and jordan so the reported strikes could be a violation of that agreement. now the somali government has banned a port company owned by the united arab emirates from working in the country that's after a deal signed earlier this month between d.p.
world ethiopia and the breakaway region of somaliland somalia doesn't recognize the deal and has accused the dubai based company of undermining its sovereignty and violating international law somaliland declared itself a republic in one thousand nine hundred one but it's not recognized by mogadishu or most foreign countries. u.s. president donald trump has blocked what would have been the largest tech merger in history singapore based chip maker broadcom was looking to buy american rival qualcomm for one hundred seventeen billion dollars trump says the deal is a threat to national security broadcom said those concerns were unfounded unfounded since it was about to complete its move to the u.s. in april let's bring in david vaile in sydney talk more about this he is the executive director of the cyberspace and policy center at the university of new south wales thanks thank you for being with us so first of all we've heard this national security argument before when when trump decided to put trade tariffs
steel tariffs on foreign competitors last week just what exactly is the national security concern here. well singapore is not exactly a state that threatens the u.s. it's of a close integrated ally in the global i.t. industry and so it's not a sort of a straight out concern there the story that i've been piecing together is that because we're just on the cusp of converting all of the telecommunications mobile systems to the next generation the five g. that requires a lot of extra investment and really the companies involved qualcomm and broadcom and why a way from china are really the only credible investor in this it's a message really expensive operation to reach the lead in the next generation of
mobile communications and the concern is that broadcom as an investor tends to sort of back off the investment and there's a concern that if they do their plate they take over qualcomm which is provides the chips in most of the phones most of the tablets that most of us use around the world. then it may be that the chinese firm way which has been the subject of continuing allegations from the us about national security questions they may leap ahead so in a sense this sort of jumbled together the sort of economic. security or the economic nationalism sorts of motives that you may have seen that many people say are really behind the steel and million tariffs with national security concerns and by no means directors by no means a slur on singapore as the existing. of the company it's more about whether
they will pull back and allow. a way from china to leap ahead and it's not the first time that a u.s. president has said no to too big merger like this but in this case president chavez stepped in before even a full investigation. by the relevant government panel was completed how how unusual is that about how and what message does that send. well look i think it is fairly unusual but we've become used to not knowing what to expect and not knowing what the limits of procedure are under the the new regime there the concern was that the company involved broadcom although there were based in singapore actually had most of this stuff most of their activities in the u.s. already and even last november they had said we're going to be based we're going to be an american company and i understand that trump even welcomed the head of the
company there on that basis saying it was a win for you know u.s. workers u.s. industry and for them to step in before there was a sort of a firm offer before there was in a sense anything to block and before they had a chance to what they were doing very quickly was it was moving to become an american firm that suggests that there's a much higher insensitivity in this area than there may have been in the past and what does this does any of this have anything to do with the advent of five g. which is kind of the next. generation of mobile technology companies wanting to be the best placed for the advent of that. well at first i didn't think so but i'm persuaded by some of the analysts and commentators suggesting that. because of the massive amounts of investment and research and development and continuing development to to make these technologies
work to jump from four g. which is the fastest technology that most of us would have enough phones now to five g. which is just in its infancy but promises to be you know quite significant change in the speed in the bandwidth available that that will really take a vast amount of of resources apparently qualcomm is charging full steam ahead there broadcom is in involved in that but the concerns were that the cost of doing the merger in the past history of broadcom i suggest that they may not have gone full speed ahead they may of digested the the cost of the merger rather than investing and waiting in the wings according to this scenario is way way from china who are the other obvious potential leader in this area and i think the story goes that the concern was that while broadcom was digesting qualcomm and perhaps pulling back on the investment a little bit that we may find that because this is such
a fast moving and intense area may have reached the lead i think that's the narrative i'm not very sure whether it's a credible narrative but it's certainly a lot at stake and that seems to have been the motive good to speak the david vaile joining us there from city. all right time for a quick break now but when we come back al-jazeera speaks to sri lanka's prime minister following last week's violence against muslims. and one man's quest to bring dignity and death to migrants who lost their lives trying to cross the mediterranean. however got spring temperatures across the good parts of europe as we go on through the next few days is looking well the wet and windy having said that fair amount of
class still spilling in the from the atlantic little spin of the just in the english channel some damn weather never really too far away but we are getting up into double figures london paris eleven to twelve celsius close enough there in spirit nine degrees but a woman there in madrid not too bad at a little more clout there into portugal into southern parts of spain plenty of cloud plenty of rain still in place across the the balkans if we look slightly fine and dry somewhat weather also pushing across ukraine pushing a little further north woods of moscow in a southerly breeze the laast getting above freezing two degrees celsius the top happen here on tuesday falls but willow freezing for moscow as we go on through wednesday bits and pieces of cloud and right i do want to wintry flowers as well for the west it's warming up nicely paris getting up to fifteen degrees celsius haven't seen those numbers for quite a while listen cloud and rain they want to get out of the atlantic that's will make his way towards western parts of hewitt of western parts of africa also seeing some
again you're watching al-jazeera reminder of our top stories the u.s. says those behind the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in the u.k. must face serious consequences secretary of state rex tillerson is back britain's assessment the russia is likely responsible. the u.s. is calling on u.n. security council members to immediately begin a cease fire in syria's eastern it follows three weeks of heavy bombing by the government and russian forces. u.s. president donald trump has singapore chip maker broadcom his bid to take over u.s. rival qualcomm he says the one hundred seventeen billion dollars deal is a security threat which broadcom has denied. lankan government is being accused of failing to act fast enough to contain a wave of anti muslim violence
a nationwide state of emergency was imposed more than a week ago after days of riots in which buddhist gangs attacked muslim owned homes and businesses when a smith reports from colombo. sri lanka's embattled prime minister is on a damage limitation exercise ronnell wickramasinghe a visit to the county to promise swift compensation for the loss of life and property in riots last week the united al-jazeera asked for his response to the communal violence we have learned that in the course of the country as a boy people do not want to violence and the american people don't view the big issue of the world really your view of the state but like any other country would be discussed in the media would lead and thereby. really emerged at the election day here. the last elections local ones last month delivered a major blow to the prime minister and president that coalition parties won control of just fifty two councils out of three hundred forty. three years ago may three
powers syria say no was elected president and wickramasinghe are became prime minister after both men joined forces to defeat then president mahinda rajapaksa the muslim and tamil minority groups that helped them win and now dissolution promises to bring the previous regime to account for corruption and yet to be honored and both leaders have been jockeying for influence that risks creating a power vacuum when the norm that the government is real and on one cannot decide to action and you know they also are not at the police will not act on the orders of the government that's one of the most troubling developments field during candidates numbers the police did not act immediately and partly because they were not sure whether they should because the government has been. you know contradictory signals. the opposition sense of an opportunity and a way back in the form of president rajapaksa really last. i think the
country. didn't expect this type of situation to live with. his leaving. so the collapse of the government has to seek for a more stable alternate to the government's imposition of a nationwide state of emergency to deal with an issue in just one part of the country following its initial slow response to the outbreak of violence and candy has been seized on by critics as an indication of weakness of the very top there are no presidential elections for almost two years and the opposition doesn't have the numbers to win a vote of no confidence leaving this administration to try to deliver on its thing . bernat al-jazeera. the u.s. national security adviser says he is optimistic about the planned meeting with between president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un the agreement to
meet came after talks between kim and a senior south korean envoy last week h.r. mcmaster briefed the u.n. security council promising to keep up the pressure on pyongyang until there's real progress towards denuclearization of the korean peninsula and one three thousand people died in the mediterranean sea last year as they try to reach europe by boat that's according to report from the international organization for migration mohammed jim june reports from the coastal town of czars this in southern tunisia where one man is giving refugees dignity in death in a graveyard for the unknown one volunteer works to one of the migrants and refugees he says the world has forgotten. i'm innocent. i feel like these people didn't have a family so i want to be a family for them because they were persecuted in their countries. tells us it was
their suffering that compelled so many desperate people to try and cross into europe from libya but the mediterranean didn't deliver them to safety when their bodies washed ashore here in tsar's east tunisia said dean trying to give them the peace he says they deserved all along. when we found a woman with a child i thought to myself maybe he has her son the medical report said he was five years old i wanted to provide them with dignity and death in a symbolic way because a mother is always with her children in life and i bury them head to head. a few small toys sit atop the grave of the boy shamsuddin placed them there for a child he says should never have experienced such horror. i have two sons who were legally migrated from tunisia to europe maybe the work i'm doing for the dead helped them in some way maybe the spirits of the dead prayed for
them to reach europe safely. dean a former fisherman and sometime taxi driver has been volunteering with the tunisian red crescent since well before the current migration crisis he says he's buried hundreds of people in the past decade last year alone he dug seventy six graves this small fishing town in southeastern tunisia sits only about eighty kilometers from the country's border with libya which is a major gateway for migrants and refugees from africa and the middle east who are trying to reach europe. of all the things that dean has witnessed on this beach nothing was as bad as what he encountered one day in two thousand and fourteen. i saw the body of a lady who was attached to her son with a rope and another who had attached her son to a piece of wood and the waves were playing with them men women children as young as nine and ten that scene is burned in my mind back in the cemetery shum said dean
keeps the site as clean as he can he and other volunteers are raising money to buy another plot of land that can be turned into a proper resting place but the economic problems in tunisia have made that very difficult in a place that continues to receive the dead they don't even have the money and equipment to collect d.n.a. which means that in a graveyard where the name of only one deceased migrant is known most of the graves will for the time being at least remain anonymous. as these tunisia scientists have been exploring one of the last pristine areas of the antarctic in an effort to bolster their case for creating a huge marine protected area they've been investigating the sea floor as well as trying to discover whether plastic pollution has reached the extremely remote waters and violent at ten o'clock is where the greenpeace expedition in antarctica . the tank the weddell sea spreads over
a vost area in winter seventy five percent of its surface is covered in ice it is the realm of the penguin myriad marine species but it is not the realm of man and many well to keep it that way so the more information the team can gather the better the chances of winning protection for these unique waters on board the expedition sub is antarctic specialist says on lockhart keen to find out what this little known zone holds and what she discovered was the stunning underwater realm composed of all manner of life it has one hundred percent coverage in the sea floor i'm going to assume it has a great three d. structure which allows other organisms to come in and if they and a really interesting species composition and all these factors make it really difficult for a community to become hotter it's debit such as bottom fishing we call these areas fundable marine ecosystem and hopefully we can get to this and other areas we come
across special protection. the team are also searching for evidence of the less visible so one of the big stories my recalls is plastics in the world's oceans and these are the remotest waters in the world on us to be very interesting for the crew it's established little rock any plastics and reaches far less than i will grant just about still here yeah that's right just seeing sent me into the sea surface with the. quest for this evidence is growing around the world studies that like the plastic before the sonic stream a prisoner releases and they'll be found the right remote location snows samples are also taken on shore throughout the expedition in different locations to see if they said he signed of my crew plastics that we'll have to see what we get out of. this. bigger day breathe even finds its way to these remote coasts here washed up fishing boys but it's p.f.c. as grant of the team are on the lookout for which into the world's oceans through
amongst other things washing everyday clothes a group of chemicals that are. the dominant textiles used for cortex finishes warfare poland's repellents phylum even then how so carpets these days and not just clothes all this new found knowledge will be studied and compiled once the expedition wraps up at the end of march to support the e.u. backed bid to turn a major part of the way will see it to an asian century nicholas al-jazeera and article and in part five of our series environment and to nick clark looks at the impact of cruel fishing in antarctica where there are fears overfishing could threaten the entire ecosystem. he says agency that's going around of our top stories the u.s.
says those behind the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in the u.k. must face serious consequences secretary of state rex tillerson has backed britain's assessment the russia is likely responsible but it denies any involvement as sergei scruple and his daughter remain in critical condition has been an attack on a military facility in the yemeni port city of add in the attackers detonated a car bomb near a kitchen used to prepare meals for yemeni forces backed by the united arab emirates the u.s. is calling on the u.n. security council to immediately begin a cease fire in syria's eastern huta it follows three weeks of heavy bombing by the government and russian forces earlier rebels and russian military struck an evacuation deal so far seventy six people have been able to leave. the somali government has banned a port company owned by the united arab emirates from working in the country that's after a deal signed earlier this month between d.p.
world ethiopia and the breakaway region of somaliland somalia doesn't recognize the deal and has accused the dubai based company of undermining its sovereignty and violating international law u.s. president donald trump has blocked singapore chip maker broadcom has bid to take over u.s. rival qualcomm he says the one hundred seventeen billion dollars deal is a security risk security threat of brawn broadcom denies this but u.s. national security adviser says he's optimistic about the planned meeting between donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un the agreement to meet came after talks between kim and a senior south korean and war last week early h.r. mcmaster briefed the secure and security council promising to keep up the pressure on pyongyang the un's world food program is warning colombia is facing a humanitarian catastrophe along its border with venezuela have you have p had david beasley visited the colombian town of kuta where up to fifty thousand
venezuelans cross the border every day looking for food and medicine. does the headlines you're up to date we're back with more in half an hour after inside story . u.s. president donald trump has said he will slap new charis on imports of steel an alum in your bra five jeans will mean the day's attracts about ten times hotter than fourteen we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost of this time on al-jazeera. the. old. age of. twenty is. wanted with gene change in one thousand nine hundred six to a coup and now why this is inside story.