stories of life. and inspiration. and series of short documentaries from around the wilds. that celebrate the human spirit against the odds coming from a focal. al-jazeera selects changemaker as at this time. this is al-jazeera. hello and welcome i'm peter w. watching the news hour live from our headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes what's next for the u.k.
after the kremlin ignores a london deadline and the deepening russian spy poisoning scandal. sacked on twitter by president trump what will the hasty departure of the u.s. secretary of state's rex tillerson mean for washington's foreign policy. also this was sold into slavery the result for some people seeking sanctuary in europe after an e.u. libya deal plus. i'm not quite reporting on the increase in krill fishing and all that water in a bid to try and restrict it. going the u.k.'s next move that's our top story after the kremlin ignored a midnight deadline in the russian spy poisoning scandal the u.k. prime minister to resign may is to tell m.p.'s about her government's response to the poisoning of the former double agents and his daughter yulia by a soviet era. small school says it has nothing to do with the poisoning of the
phillips is our correspondent joining us live from outside westminster the house of commons barnaby what can mrs may do. well she has a range of options we'll find out at twelve forty five g.m.t. which is due to stand up in the house of commons she's meeting this morning with security chiefs and top ministers and presumably finalizing her decision expulsion of russian diplomats will that seems likely targeted sanctions against certain russian individuals who are high up in the timea putin's government using legislation here in the united kingdom what's called unexplained well thought has to look at property investments money that is held in british banks and targeting individuals that way those are the kinds of options and other things that
have been discussed not sending english dignitaries to the football world cup. possible action against the russian government broadcaster r t which broadcasts internationally but i think the point to make peter is that whatever is announced today from the british government's point of view is probably just the first stage they will be hoping for multilateral support in the coming days anyway my report looks back at the events of the past twenty four hours here in london. is this the lol before the storm the british government says it's looking at ways of responding to what it believes is now rageous act by russia to this is part of a pack of behavior by that putin and his regime and you'll seeing this reckless support for the use of chemical weapons all the way from syria to the streets of. in our country. i've been encouraged by the
determination of our friends to stand with us except that friends aren't so predictable these days the american president shortly after sacking a secretary of state who was highly regarded by the british government says it sounds to him as if russia was involved in the nerve agent attack but in moscow the russian foreign minister said britain was being obstructive refusing to give russia samples of the nerve agent so that it could carry out its own investigation. its russia is not guilty but russia is ready to cooperate in the framework of the chemical weapons convention only the united kingdom takes pains to fulfill their legal obligations or cling to the same document such as the london's luxury properties luxury shops could britain target russians who spend money here an anti corruption group estimates more than a billion dollars of suspicious russian wealth is invested in u.k.
property well it's certainly the case that some of the individuals that we've identified in this research are well known to the kremlin so if they were to find themselves subjected to police investigations by unexplained well for days for example then that would send a very clear message to the kremlin the corrupt individuals and their illicit cash no longer welcome here british politicians want to send a message to russia that they won't tolerate what they see as a brazen attack on british soil but they also hope to cooperate with russia on issues like containing iran and north korea's nuclear ambitions in other words russia's international significance presents britain with a diplomatic dilemma britain says it's ready to act but if this crisis escalates western unity could come under great strain. but barnaby the initial u.s. reaction was perceived as being slightly opaque to the french and the germans are not happy so how much international support does missy's may have here.
but i think that this is going to be a really interesting test peter of britain's continuing clout and weight on the international scene in the era of rex it and of course in the era of donald trump rhetorically in terms of what the british heard yesterday they would have been satisfied the comments coming out of nato out of paris out of berlin and eventually out of washington were undoubtedly supportive but of course words are one thing action quite another and if you look for example at the e.u. sanctions against russia in the wake of the occupation of crimea in twenty fourteen well frankly it's been quite a struggle to keep the e.u. to stick to those sanctions over the years the british and darkly have been very much at the hawkish end of the spectrum but other countries like greece like hungry but also frankly more important countries like italy like some people in france and
germany have had their misgivings whether it's for commercial reasons whether it's out of sincere political belief that those sanctions are counterproductive and not helping dialogue with russia in other words it's been difficult to maintain the status quo it will be a big challenge for britain if they are seeking concerted further international action against the kremlin and presumably the kremlin reaction to whatever mrs may's going to say at twelve forty five your time will be colored by where the she comes up with definitive hard evidence which the russians would then have to react to or it's nothing more than a very strong supposition on her part. well we'll have to see how specific the evidence is that she presents but it seems a reasonable assumption that whatever britain announces the will be retaliation from the russians and the rhetoric coming out of the kremlin has been indignant
sarcastic angry you take your pick and so yes if russian diplomats are expelled from london i think there's every reason to assume that british diplomats are going to be expelled from russia likewise there has been some very tough rhetoric if r.t. the russian international broadcasters talk about if its license to operate here in the u.k. is taken away will there were russian officials in moscow last night who are saying that not a single british journalist would be allowed to carry on reporting from moscow i think the b.b.c. moscow office for example will be watching these developments with some concern right now barnaby will talk to later i'm sure in the meantime thanks very much. the turkish president richard typer one says he hopes the kurdish led syrian city of three in will fall to turkish troops in the next few hours thousands of civilians are under siege after turkish troops and free syrian army fighters encircled the
town the u.n. is warning of a humanitarian crisis as the water supply is being cut so he launched the military assault in january to clear syrian kurdish forces that controlled the region let's get more now from our correspondent alan fischer who's on the turkey syria border just walk us through what else mr erdogan has been saying today allan. speaking in ankara just in the last hour and he said that he expects to see turkish troops in the center of aspirin probably by the end of whedon's the and that would fit in with the time scale that he was talking about at the weekend remember he said then that if turkey didn't care for humanitarian issues then it could be just three days before their troops were in the center of our friend but he said they were going to make sure that the plight of the people in the city were among his top concerns and what we're hearing now is that the turks have actually established a humanitarian corridor at the south of the city to let people leave and some people have already taken advantage of that they started to do so late on tuesday
in a number of other people have moved on wednesday now the offensive in african continues and certainly we had that in the early hours of this morning turkish air strikes hit a number of checkpoints that have been established by the weepy is why p.g. the cutlash militia supported by government forces as well and according to locals in our friend eight people were killed in those airstrikes we also know that the water has been out in the city for a number of days the united nations are saying it's actually been a week the internet has been down and certainly on tuesday we're hearing reports of straits in the city itself you'll remember that the y. p.g. said they were going to call on volunteers to create a human shield between themselves and the advancing forces and they also called seven hundred fighters from other parts of syria to join in the defense of our friend well president the one no believes that the assault on our friend which has been quite fast over the last few days particularly over the last five days all
this part of operation all of branch where he believes it's no going so well but he expects to see turkish troops in africa itself in the next few hours thank you. the u.n. says more than three hundred civilians have managed to leave rebel held eastern culture in syria despite the ongoing airstrikes there series the. in civil defense as russian planes dropped cluster bombs on residential areas in the city of kufa about air raids and shelling by government allied forces also targeted neighboring towns at least thirteen civilians were killed dozens wounded is going to continue to be very you know navajo going up and following airstrikes in rescuers worked to free a woman from a collapsed building for twelve hours at least five civilians were killed and another five missing from the same attack. the police in paris of use tear gas to clear kurds protesting outside the u.s. embassy there they want the u.s. to stop turkey's targeting of kurdish held areas in northern syria including after
and several demonstrators were injured in scuffles with the police the u.s. banks some kurdish groups fighting isis in syria. the taliban says it was behind an attack that killed at least ten security personnel in western afghanistan around two hundred taliban fighters targeted a security checkpoint in the province of fata provincial leaders say five of the dead were police and the other five were from the intelligence services and a taliban suicide bomb blast has killed at least six policemen in the southern province of helmand the bomber rammed a truck full of explosives into a border police space. plenty more still to come here on the news hour for you including the likelihood of the t.v. cameras are you not trapped for twelve hours a woman is pulled out alive from the rubble after relentless shelling in syria plus . the philippines president has turned his back on the international criminal court . and in the sports news tennis world number two this is a chance to reclaim the top spots in the world right.
now the outgoing u.s. secretary of state's rex tillerson is being a smooth transition after president trump sacked him on twitter was there to listen doesn't have a twitter account of the two men eventually spoke on the phone three hours after mr trump's initial tweet want to listen to top aides released a statement saying to listen didn't know why he was forced out the official was later fired as well democrats say it is another sign of chaos in the white house mr trump blamed policy differences the two had disagreed over a number of issues including the iran nuclear deal and the blockade of cattle to listen will be replaced by the cia director mike pompeo he advocates a more aggressive stance on north korea and iran and his job now goes to gina has spoke who set to become the first woman leader of the cia and looks back at the
friction between to listen and trump. it's not every day you lose your job the social media but an emotional rex tillerson deliberately ignored that detail when he addressed reporters on tuesday or received a call today from the frozen united states at low afternoon time from air force warn my commission as secretary of state will terminate at midnight march thirty first tillerson served as u.s. secretary of state for a little more than a year he spent much of that time pushing back against reports that the president donald trump wanted to fire him on tuesday morning on twitter trump did just that. my pump ale will become our new secretary of state thank you to rex tillerson for his service trump then told reporters this we disagreed on things when you look at the iran deal i think it's terrible i guess it was ok i wanted he's a regular to something he felt
a little bit differently so we were not really thinking the same looking back it's clear trump and tillerson disagreed on the big problems of the day whether or not to engage directly with north korea how far to hold russia accountable brits meddling in u.s. political and civic affairs something tillerson made a point of stressing the u.s. must do ultimately former u.s. diplomats say taylor since firing is no surprise and neither is the choice of his replacement the cia director mike pompei oh he's well known for his support of trumps policy trump is impulsive and trump is temperamental trump wants. once a neighbor isn't validators more than he wants advisors tillerson didn't have many fans at state because of his plans to cut staffing by nearly thirty percent some senior diplomats quit in protest but the firings at state didn't end there at
lunchtime the white house dismissed under secretary of state steve goldstein after he released this statement suggesting tillerson thought his job was safe the secretary did not speak to the president this morning and is unaware of the reason for his dismissal in any case tillerson said he had no regrets rex tillerson didn't lose his job because he didn't agree with the president analysts say he lost his job because he refused to pretend that he agreed if confirmed my pump ale will face a very high standard of agreeing with the president all the time especially because the president believes he already does rosalyn jordan al-jazeera the state department let's get more on that for you for what is obvious a professor of will study specializing in the u.s. iran relationship with the university of tehran joining us live here on the news from the iranian capital fought izadi where does the sacking of rex tillerson leave the iran nuclear deal. in
a dangerous place telephone once one of the eye dogs in the room when it came to the iran nuclear agreement the other person that was in favor of the argument was general mcmasters we're hearing that he is also on his way out so if these two people are replaced i think. action that once the us to leave the nuclear agreement is going to be much stronger in the white house and i think president trump belongs to that faction so i think the iran nuclear agreement is in serious jeopardy as you know there are basically two lines of thinking and the agreement tillerson. think that the nuclear agreement is working and they want to keep it maybe they want to improve it but they want to keep the agreement as is the other side people like bill people like tom think that they can get
a better deal they think that they can get more concessions out of iran and the news that they have from tehran is that the second category trump category is dead wrong politicians here have difficulty justifying the need to the agreement was not able to give more concessions to the united states so i think the agreement is in serious danger and i think war is a serious possibility because if you don't talk if you don't have diplomatic solutions generally war replaces those options hang on stop wall between. united states and iran and we have a number of people in washington that are interested in the military confrontation against iran and the reason we don't have a military confrontation is because we have a nuclear agreement if there is not in the room and the washington hogs are going
to be interested in confronting iran in putting more pressure on iran you don't then government can not do whatever washington once so it's one of the latest let me answer up to you for a solution there please mr people in washington that's the logic at the highest level in the administration in iran surely that's a hawkish approach wrapped up in a dove ish approach by the tehran government because everyone was agreed when mr trump said he was going to pull the plug anyway on the iran nuclear deal everyone else said it is not a unilateral agreement it is a multilateral agreement and he simply cannot destroy it should. that's what the iranian government official said that's what the europeans are saying russia and china are saying the same thing the only problem we have is that the u.s. government is not listening to those top administration is not listening to the
people inside the united states firing people like tellers and so we have a situation where what you just said is very true it is it is it is what it is it is and in this statement but we have tried as u.s. president so he is not following logic he is following his thinking and he is under the influence of neoconservatives in the united states is there a sense in which perhaps however this could be good news as much as partly because of this abrasive relationship that we understand now existed to the best part of a year between donald trump and rex tillerson mr tillotson has now been got rid of that means that mr trump will be less unpredictable than he was before because his new secretary of state occupies exactly the same foreign policy positions that mr trump occupies so when it comes to the leadership in tehran predicting what mr
trump may or may not do next that's easy i guess work. yes it is easier to predict and heading towards a cliff. basically going to destroy you then you can in agreement as as as they have talked about it mr campaign that about telling a part in a moment so we can predict that heading towards the cliff falling off the cliff this is easier to predict but the prediction is not really something that we want to do we want to make sure that the united states stays in the name because us getting out of them in connection with is going to be. difficult for want peace and for vision and the civility and this was of the ok we will leave it there for it as are the many thanks for joining us here on the news hour. well i say with
a change at the top of the u.s. administration to tell us i'm being replaced by mike pompeo as we've been hearing the woman who takes over from him at the cia running the cia is a veteran of more than thirty years of intelligence experience she is gina housefull still needs to be confirmed by the senate however the tough questions are expected over allegations that she oversaw the torture of detainees particle a no from washington. has spent most of her career at the cia undercover so there isn't much video of her but if she prepares to try and take the top job we're going to see a lot more of her and hear much more about her past she was in charge of the facility in thailand codenamed detention site green the senate has detailed what happened to captors there like abu zubaida he was water boarded eighty three times beaten by having his head slammed into a wall deprived of sleep for days he was kept in a coffin sized box possibly with insects for more than eleven days and held in
a small box less than a meter tall for twenty nine hours the report also says that. he was held and tortured at. same site according to reports she was clearly in charge according to one cia cable quote only the detention site green chief of base would be allowed to interrupt or stop an interrogation in process and that the chief of base would be the final decision making authority as to whether the cia's interrogation techniques applied to zubeida would be discontinued. zubaida had to be revived once after waterboarding torture didn't stop human rights groups are outraged by her nomination the idea that she would be put in charge of the cia should send. shimmers terrorists are most people who care about international law this is a woman who was complicit directly in the torture of two detainees in thailand and then the chief of staff of the counterterrorism center back lushington as they
rendered dozens and dozens of other detainees some of them merely innocent people who were swept up should have to answer for more than that there were videos of some of that torture has reportedly signed the directive to have them destroyed all of this will be a big debate when she comes before the senate to try and get confirms democrats will be under pressure not to vote for her and if that's the case you can only afford to lose one republican vote and still get the job still president donald trump is sending a message with this nomination just like he said on the campaign trail he's fine with torture and also apparently fine with promoting those involved with it. al jazeera washington will stay in the states let's go to pennsylvania where the democratic candidate is claiming victory in a special election despite his republican rival not yet conceding defeat khana lemma leads rick's a county by around six hundred votes with several hundred absentee and provisional ballots still to be counted john hendren has more now from washington. it was
a race that shouldn't have been close to it all and that makes connor lamb the new hope for the democratic party it's a little longer than we thought but we did it was. huge did it you did it. in a nail biter the young charismatic former marine and republican state legislator ric's a cone finished in a near dead heat in a special election for a u.s. congressional seat in pennsylvania that traditionally leans republican and we're going to keep fighting and don't give up and we'll keep it up right away. that has democrats believing they can retake congress with an eighty trump does. trump won the district by about twenty percentage points in two thousand and sixteen analysts say this election could be a sign of things to come this really will be seen as a referendum on donald trump and democrats are going to take. are going to take
that as an indication an early indication that the november results could be very good for them and they're going to believe that they have a real chance of taking a majority in the house of representatives late in the campaign sic own reach out to his party's president for health since he had shotguns raised. it with the president hoping to keep congress republican reached back go out and vote on tuesday for rick succumb the president even dispatched his son donald trump jr hoping to push the cone ahead he's going to support things the most to get a real conservative is going to fight for american help us push through this agenda but here in steel and coal country lamb appealed to many of the union workers and blue collar democrats who supported trump two years ago many are now disillusioned despite the protective steel tariffs trump hoped would keep them voting republican it's heartbreaking because i voted for trump we all had hopes that he would change
everything but. i guess we were wrong or maybe we're wrong right now i don't know democrats hope to make more gains like they have in pennsylvania but that will depend on whether they can run electorally appealing get it it's like lamb and whether they continue to face an unpopular president john hendren al-jazeera washington. to germany now where the chancellor angela merkel has been reelected to a fourth term the parliament voted by three hundred sixty four to three hundred fifteen in favor the new government will be sworn in nearly six months after the national elections earlier this week merkel's christian democrats party a very in party and the center left social democrats signed the official agreement to form a grand coalition. the un special rapporteur on human rights in cambodia is urging the government to lift its ban on more than one hundred opposition politicians cambodia's highest court has again denied bail for an opposition leader seeking medical treatment abroad cam saka is charged with treason which led to his party
being dissolved last november now the prime minister who in cent is accused of trying to stifle opposition ahead of the elections in july james gomes is the regional director for southeast asia and the pacific at amnesty international he joins us live from bangkok what is this visit by the rapporteurs told us what have we learned here. well i think the situation here in cambodia is pretty dire we have seen. authoritarianism this is been happening over the last several months in particular the closing down of. civil society organizations media houses and finally the political party in law that effectively seen the closing down of the largest opposition party this year. the visit of the special report of course it's welcome. she's taken
a call constructive approach and senior officials and and spoke up on the concerns around. the moved was a one party state but still there are some challenges with the visit because consistently over several visits she's been denied access to human rights defenders and this time. who are in prison and this sort of deprives her visit from being really effective and speaking to the relevant you know human rights victim to get the side of the story but what is more concerning here really is how . can body has been allowed to go down this dodgy part of consolidating a one party rule with the elimination of the largest opposition from the political landscape. elections that are seen now bound to go on middle of this. is really one single party you know reminds us very much of china and. china has to
be brought into the center of this road district road down authoritarianism that. is said to take cambodia on. not just cambodia getting in economics a part to investment in contest and. cambodia it is also getting political because every time you have these kinds of moves against the opposition and you get china coming up in the political ra and in the security state sen and now the e.u. has you know the way with. the ways open for china to support the electoral process and also with russia and seeing that it is going to election observers so in a nutshell i think. the special report to visit is timely put the spotlight
but the spotlight is one that is of great concern and more of us should be speaking up in this dodgy road of what orotate in. cambodia down on mr gomes the clock has beaten us will have to leave our conversation there many thanks to the philippines is withdrawing from the treaty that funded the international criminal court the president will go to turkey says it follows what he calls quote baseless unprecedented and courageous attacks from un officials the i.c.c. is investigating his campaign against of the drugs which has left thousands dead to tertius accusing the courts of violating gene process by trying to have jurisdiction over him. one of the world's greatest scientists stephen hawking has died at the age of seventy six in a statement his children paid tribute to their father as an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years and he would look back at his life and his achievements. this was
a life of applause and accolades stephen hawking was often treated like a rock star scientist millions revered him for his gift of communicating complex matters to the masses the common man's genius i we are alive we are intelligent decoded some of the most enigmatic mysteries of the universe its origins structure and end from big bang to black hole his life was also an enigma nine hundred sixty three hawking was always twenty one and a student at cambridge university when he was diagnosed with a degenerative motor neuron condition he was given just two and a half years but went on to live for more than half a century. because. like me work. one of. which. serious.
as the disease progressed talking last mobility and had to rely on a wheelchair his speech then began to slur and an emergency operation robbed him of his voice but not for long space hero come turn to a speech synthesizer which allowed him to select words by moving the muscles of his cheek he was a tedious process but one that gave him the ability to express his pining airing ideas it also gave the british cosmologist his trademark american accent there have been a few setbacks. like dark hawking was respected early on in scientific circles but helping proved the big bang theory when the universe burst into existence fourteen billion years ago global acclaim came in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight with the release of his book a brief history of time the introduction to
cosmology was a runaway hit standing more than ten million copies and eventually translated into dozens of languages hawking's only magnified with time a pop culture figure he gets styled on shows such as the simpsons and star trek you are blocking again. the freshness and watching what is called the public pass a nation with hawking culminated in the blockbuster hollywood film of his remarkable life the theory of everything the universe is expanding if you have us talking and the universe gets more stephen hawking devoted his life to seeking answers to the questions of our existence and in doing so he helped us to pay deeper into how our universe was. still to come in a few moments we'll also have the world weather for us richard but also still ahead here on the al-jazeera news out in the sports news manchester united suffered a shock defeat in the european champions league and is here with that story when we come back.
from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. the big rains have arrived in kenya the way it works is that you get the rains moving north with the sun through the country during the month of march into april and then they come back down during the month of november coming up from the size of a sea with less in the way of land mass the tend to produce most of the rain from this direction when they come back across the great landmass self they don't produce quite as much but we certainly see some exceptional rains over the last twenty four hours or so the current has had ninety two millimeters of rain which compares the monthly average but hundred twenty five millimeters so that was one big dollop of rain and certainly on the roads between korea and my robey we had quite of an effect as you can see from these pictures when they come up so we're
likely to see further issues around the country in the highlands with more large rainfall totals likely to occur over the next twenty four to forty eight hours so look at the forecast rain around also across parts of towns near racine heavy rain we've also got this tropical cycle or developing tropical cyclone which is going to be affecting madagascar slow moving once again and it's going to work its way very slowly down all that east coast nothing could be quite a bit of flooding here and so if we kenya more flooding is possible. the weather sponsored by cateye piece. in the past seven years is over three million homes destroyed. and eleven million people displaced. syrians made homeless by war share their stories.
in the ruins of a dream and this time on al-jazeera. and monday put it well on i g z the u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed to make a case one five years on the syrians still feel battered even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war.
welcome back you're watching the al-jazeera live from doha with our news our program our top stories russia has rejected british claims that was involved in the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter it says it does not accept baseless allegations and will respond to any actions by the u.k. against russian interests the u.k. prime minister series a may as demanded to know why he salviati or a nerve agent was used to poison surrogate scripts and his daughter. the former u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson who was fired on twitter by donald trump is warning of course he's calling russia's quote troubling behavior and actions and he's urging a smooth transition for his replacement cia chief mike. stephen hawking has died at the age of seventy six his children paid tribute to their father as an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years to come. he may write scripts have criticized the deal between italy and libya aimed at curbing
migration they say it's led to even more appalling conditions for people hoping to cross the mediterranean one refugee from asia has told al-jazeera he was captured bought and sold whilst in libya before seeking safety in tunisia is my major i'm jim. life may still be hard but at the very least mohammed feel safe here in tunisia. today he's picked up a job cleaning a beachside villa work that helps keep his mind off the horrors he experienced in libya so how do you always welcome it's enough if you run away from diminishes they feel free to shoot you because well it's a cheap mohammad left his home in the air because the people of his town were being terrorized by boko haram he had hoped to cross the mediterranean and settle in europe but after reaching libya he found himself stuck in a vicious cycle of violence repeatedly captured and beaten by militias who would always demand payment for his release. at one point he couldn't afford to buy his
freedom from one of the armed groups that had imprisoned him so the fighters found another way to get the money. like it they sold me i was sold i'm. forced to work for the man who bought him mohammed was in slave for months before being freed why the inside exam is if i am a human just like him to get it and only difference between me and him is that god created me with that skin and he was white it is not my fault god created me like this i was very upset because i didn't hold any value to any of them i wasn't worth anything to them as if i'm not even a human being. like many others in his position mohammed eventually made it onto a smuggler's boat but it never reached italy. instead he ended up in southeastern tunisia humanitarian workers hearings are aziz expect the migration crisis to
continue that's why they're asking the tunisian government to do more to protect the rights of migrants and refugees now mohammed lives at a center in nearby made mean run by the tunisian red crescent dr manji slim who heads the southern tunisian branch of the aid organization says that as long as human traffickers continue to exploit the chaos and conflict in neighboring libya things won't improve their lot with. them the chin is an authority as have many other issues that the focusing on so we hope that the international community will remember these migrants and help them to achieve a solution either with a voluntary return to their countries or with integration or by helping them seek asylum even though he's barely making ends meet mohammed still feels lucky. to have escaped the kind of trauma most people could never imagine to be in a place where despite the difficulties he says he's being treated like a person. is
a disease tunisia as go back to our top story the political fallout of the international diplomatic fallout after the poisoning in the u.k. of a former russian double agent and his daughter james nixey is the head of the russia and eurasia program at the u.k. based foreign affairs think tank chatham house james nixey there is a school of thought that says very strongly when they did for alexander litvinenko the london government didn't go far enough then does that color what tourism may may say at twelve forty five your time. i think that's exactly right when alexander litvinenko was assassinated there were some harsh words six expulsions some asset freezes and the cutting of a couple of security links and that was literally it there was also over the initial denial of a public inquiry which was only given by tourism incidentally when she was home secretary when crimea was annexed by russia so quite clearly whatever we did then
was not enough to deter what has happened now assuming for a second that mrs may says it was this all part of the nazi chalk family therefore whoever did it correct me if i'm wrong it is russian and doesn't care or and they're not russian and they do care and they're trying to frame russia. you're right first time and wrong second time. not russian and trying to frame russia or is a conspiracy theory of of the worst order really you would how it would have to involve the vast numbers of people in the u.k. and that simply doesn't happen the reason we know the moon landings were real is because if the word gets out you have to the end of a dave of the police were called in the nerve agent has been found that has been verified it has been traced back to russia russia poison is russian it is a state property under state control it's russian now do i think president putin
signed off on it i haven't got a clue nobody you but the fact is is that the providence of it is russian either it was signed off on by the kremlin or they've lost control of their chemical weapons ok when it comes to unilateral or multi lateral action in brics it london because the london government has understandably they would say been obsessed with bricks it for the past eighteen months or so who does she talk to and who can she go into those conversations with knowing she's going to get a guaranteed response that she can use. you're right it's awkward isn't it unfortunately we have not exactly made ourselves any friends in europe in the past eighteen or so months nonetheless she's just going to have to try it's not as if she doesn't have any sympathy after all president mark karr powerful figure in europe these days he's elections were affected by russia he's in the opposition party before nasional in france was funded by russia he's aware of all this his service were attacked etc. perhaps most important and powerful person in europe she
is she is under no illusions about president putin and she is can we are convinced that hussein has been lying to her time and again over ukraine so there are allies in principle it's just whether that can resolve itself in practice and therefore the europeans are willing to up to the ante in terms of sound sions and punishment action against russia and effectively consider this an attack against or that's still unclear very briefly because the satellites about to go down almost if donald trump doesn't accept what you can intelligence is told mrs may and which is me is about to tell the world where does that leave the axis between london and washington where the axis is pretty tenuous right now anyway donald trump is is unreliable at best and and has just sacked his secretary of state who who was just calling out to russia so i think we may have to wait for a while before we can rely on america in a more consistent fashion again james nixey many thanks and officials from football's world governing body meeting in greece after the president of one of the
best known teams marched on to the pitch armed with a gun. even and seventy six was enraged when a late goal was disallowed for power. against the league leaders in cape athens after a pitch invasion and when the game had ended the referee allowed the go to stand john psaropoulos joins us live now from athens will concede to do next john. wealthy face here in greece to monitor to observe and to advise the government and the football clubs and the governing body of the football league here in greece and the super league the two separate tournaments which have both been suspended since since sunday's incident what fifo saying is that greek football is going to the edge their words and the grex it is not impossible in other words greece may get kicked out of fee for at least temporarily pfieffer will try to save the greek football family but the government has to take the necessary measures is what fifo
is saying and they're calling on the clubs as well to make a common declaration to cure violence to withdraw their hooligans from football matches to lay down arms as they said because these sorts of weapons are carried to football fields in greece include moments of cocktails. banners knuckle dusters clubs there are all sorts of mind a violent phenomena that don't usually make it into international news but it is a regular phenomenon for the tournament for the football league here to be suspended because of acts of violence it's happened five or six times in the last ten years alone so people are saying enough is enough to the level of violence in greek football's they have said here today it is unacceptable and it has to and the greek government apparently is also preparing its measures under advisement from people which are going to be unveiled in the coming days and which will
probably involve stricter monitoring of football fields there's been a lot of talk. among commentators in the last forty eight hours of doing a satchel like system of video surveillance in football fields so that individuals who are leaders of violent acts can be singled out and buy from matches for example that's one of the ideas being bandied about and the police have been roundly criticized for failing to arrest events of the this the gun toting owner on the field on sunday evening but police have said if we had done that with forty five thousand fans in the field there would probably have been an eruption of violence and that would have made have made matters much worse so this is a root and branch reform of greek football that people is now demanding and we're expecting to see what the government will propose in terms of specifics john thank you. it's the favorite food of whales as well as penguins and seals and talk to a crew of the tiny crustaceans on which much of the sea life depends on to survive
but troll accrues on muscling in an conservationists a warning that the industrial fishing of krill is threatening the future of the ecosystem joined a greenpeace ship to see the fight for the food unfold they arctic sunrise sails down the west coast of the antarctic peninsula in the hope of observing krill fishing boats in action their main focus of the call fishery across the entire area is in this peninsula and into the region the expedition helicopter takes off and the rare view of krill boats with their nets out spotted fishing close to sure they are operating within their rights feeding the growing demand for krill based health products like a really good three fish oil and they want to expand their fishery. the krill obviously densely packed into this area up against the island is a basin just circling round and round the bring them out and in the months that all
the whales are feeding we see them growing in whale tails disappearing flippers showing as we hear about the grill companies say they're tapping into a resource that is sustainable but if you hear on board is that that is what they said about other species like the bison in north america called stop so if you found for both with decimated the areas closest to the shore almost always where penguin foraging grounds are while feeding grounds. westsail foraging grounds are exactly where these plants are choosing to come in and put their nets or take the crown that they're directly competing with these animals with by radio the campaign team suggests that company bosses should consider fishing in less ecologically sensitive areas and with that the arctic sunrise moves on. for the team this is just the beginning of the battle against krill fishing. time to batten down the
hatches the ship is returning to port in chile there's still a major obstacle in the way the drake passage between the antarctic continent and cape pull in and the weather quickly to tear. the cool the arctic sunrise the washing machine you can see why. i think with the wind it'll be probably around three in the morning it's a living crease so if it gets too bad what we'll do is put the nose of the ship into it and slow down and then just run this well. next morning as predicted it's blowing hone. way. to five days of stormy seas. into the magellan strait.
time winners manchester united are out after a nil nil draw in the first leg in spain united were beaten to want to hang by severe severe into the quarter finals of the first time in their history and with some yet double securing a famous win for them you know it's it's only realistic trophy chance now is in the english f.a. cup. i don't want to make a drama of it we don't have time for that we have a match. on saturday we have no time to be. too busy for more than twenty four hours of us alone have the slights advantage going into the second leg of their last sixteen side with chelsea boss of grabbing a crucial away goal in the first like in london courtesy of little messy but chelsea on bates and in their last eight matches against barcelona. i expect a similar rival to the one we faced during the first leg with all of their virtues and with all the danger attached to them they are
a rival capable of scoring at any moment the master of the game we've great concentration to stay with. on the beach in every moment of the game to know that. there are moments that we have to suffer because i was not only for charity but the for every team i did play against barcelona you must be prepared to suffer. a very different situation in wednesday's of a champions league game panamanian could need a disastrous outing against tariffs to prevent them from making the quarterfinals that's because they already late fall evening of from the first like germany. australian open champion curling version yaquis has gone out of the indian wells masters the california event is one of the biggest tournaments outside of the four majors was not here based invite twenty of seed the area that k. now. it's the russians second win over the world number two this season. six four
seven five to move through to the last eight. at the feet of those iraqi good news for some who's now guaranteed to hold on to her world number one ranking at the end of this event to remain in a straight sets win against quine wang the twenty fifteen champion will now play the unseeded petra martin in the quarter finals. the surprise run of sixteen year old american teenager amanda and the same over is over she was beaten by well number five carolina prescribe six one seven six prior to this event and some over had never won a main draw match at the w.c. i told him it's a men's draw still at the third round stage and second seed marin chill it was a high profile loser at the croatian beaten in straight sets saved by germany's philipp kohlschreiber he's broken his thirteen game losing streak against top ten lives. and thirty six year old spaniard luciana lopez has beaten jack sock of the united states a semifinalist at last year's eight the finals used to grouse in three sets.
that's it seems he looks set for the playoffs in basketball's top pro league faced off on shoes to the indiana pacers just edging this game against the philadelphia seventy six is scored twenty five points and i want to once a ninety eight when the place is a third in the n.b.a. eastern conference the seventy six are in six the top eight teams go into the postseason. and the upswing in saga woods's golfing fortunes has continued he has been named as captain for the u.s. team at the twenty nineteen presidents cup event says the u.s. team taking on an international lineup which includes players from the rest of the world before that woods will be continuing his playing comeback at the palmer invitational in florida. for me to go from not knowing whether i will ever be able to play the game again to you know i my bill played maybe at the tour level. in my building make a couple cuts my builder you know possibly get myself into the mix hoe i'm in the
part. of. the sam's in archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in babylon 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 news is forward to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life here a part of life is culture. the scene for us where there are on line what is
american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist who's close to the story joined the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. what next for the u.k. after the kremlin ignores london's deadline and the deepening russian spy poisoning scandal.