the nature is news as it breaks it's estimated ten million children of school age are still roaming the streets of baghdad with details coverage children what i'm off base and number of serious problems from chronic child malnutrition to extreme poverty from around the world trade money is lost us lawsuit in two thousand and ten by then he'd spent more than twenty million dollars in legal fees. this is al jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is the out zero news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. we're going to be tough on russia until they decide to change their behavior the u.s.
imposes new sanctions on russia for alleged meddling in the twenty sixteen election moscow says it will retaliate. an exodus from syria's eastern ghouta us thousands of fight to get the besieged on klav seven years after the war began. at least four people were killed in a bridge collapse at a university in florida many more feel trapped plus i'm wayne hay in central vietnam where people are marking fifty years since an american war crime that went unpunished. welcome to the program the u.s. has announced new sanctions against russia targeting more than a dozen people for trying to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election the trumpet ministrations threatening to keep tough policies in place until moscow changes its behavior but russia says it will retaliate a white house correspondent kimberly hellcat reports. last july the g twenty summit
when u.s. president donald trump met with vladimir putin he said it was an honor to meet the russian president days or ninety eight and in august when the u.s. congress passed legislation to sanction russia iran and north korea trunk grudgingly signed it into law but failed to sanction moscow for alleged meddling in the twenty sixteen u.s. election until now on thursday the us treasury sanctioned twenty four russian entities and individuals including two russian intelligence agents for interfering in the twenty sixteen presidential vote the announcement coming just as the white house issued a joint statement with the united kingdom germany and france blaming russia for the nerve agent attack in the u.k. leaving a former russian spy and his daughter comatose it's a very sad situation it certainly looks like the russians were behind it something that should never ever happen and would take an adverse seriously the u.s.
says thursday's sanctions are part of a broad effort target what it calls russia's malicious cyber activity and critical infrastructure clued in america's energy grid nuclear facilities water supply and aviation industry it also targets in the lead russian troll factory the u.s. justice department recently singled out for the reported interference in the twenty six thousand vote for months members of congress have been pressing the trump administration to act questioning why it has delayed responding to what it calls russian aggression and we're still waiting for the president president trump to order one word of public criticism for what putin is doing to the u.s. and democracies around the world or say to president trump your silence speaks on this issue. the white house disputes that accusation i think you can see from the
actions that we've taken up until this point we're going to be tough on russia until they decide to change their behavior this move by the trump administration will immediately freeze russian assets in the u.s. and block the sanctioned individuals from traveling to the united states only adding to the tension between the two countries kimberly healthy at al-jazeera washington well the investigation into whether russia meddled in the twenty sixteen election has moved a little closer to home for the u.s. president the company that oversees donald trump's business interests has reportedly been ordered to hand over documents relating to russia it's a first known time that u.s. special counsel robert muller a subpoena the trump organization article in reports from washington d.c. . robert miller once you know what business the trump administration has done in russia president donald trump often says none but the special counsel wants to see if that's true according to the new york times he has sent a subpoena to trump's business requesting all documents miller could have just
asked for them but a subpoena sends a message everything has to be turned over or else legal scholar bruce fein says this sends a message that the investigation won't end with the indictment of russians that he was building his case step by step yes now he's got one side of the equation with regard to the russians who he's indicted for attempting to influence now he's looking at the trump campaign to put the puzzle together well who was the recipient and beneficiary and what kind of orchestration or coordination that there was between trump officials and and the russians it's not clear if he's asked about businesses outside of russia but president donald trump has indicated that could force him to act this from a previous interview with the new york times. well it would be your money your family's finances right there. but that be a reach what is actual i would be you know i would say yes but there isn't much the
president can do about the investigation he could try to fire miller directly but that would likely end up in the courts or he could try to dismiss the people in charge of mahler but that would be politically risky. the last president to do that was richard nixon in the political backlash led to him quitting before he could be impeached trump is still reportedly thinking about taking some steps to stop the investigation with the hope history won't repeat itself al-jazeera washington. well as we mentioned down the other u.s. has joined britain france and germany and blaming russia for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the u.k. the country's released a joint statement saying there's no plausible alternative explanations. for the attack on wednesday britain expelled twenty three russian diplomats and suspended all high level contacts with moscow u.k. correspondent bonamy phillips reports. the prime minister visits saul's bring
a small english cathedral city not accustomed to this level of international attention we do hold russia culpable for this brazen brazen acts and despicable acts that's taking place on the streets of what is such a remarkable city and while she met the people of seoul spree her ministers continued to press home their argument that russian guilt is indisputable something by the way in the kind of smug sarcastic response that we've heard from the russians that to me betray that indicates their fundamental guilt they want to similar pain is lee to deny it and yet at the same time to glory in it and the reason they've chosen this this nerve agent is to show that it's russia and from the defense secretary words that may cause even more offensive moscow frankly russia should go away it should shut up
a joint statement with the americans french or german as described events and salt spray as an assault on british sovereignty and from nato this this is the first of fence sieve use of a nerve agent on alliance territory since nato's foundation all of us agree that attack was sick clear breach of international norms and agreements this is unacceptable it has no place in a civilized world. as for the russian reaction contemptuous of british accusations . the british prime minister has made several statements over the last few days in parliament they were completely insane accusations against the russian federation against our country against our nation so now it's london bracing itself for the retaliation that moscow has promised and with everyone in the british government
assuming that vladimir putin is about to be reelected the seams no prospect of anglo russian relations improving for years to come to be phillip's al-jazeera westminster. now you know what's believed to be the largest exodus and one day in syria's seventy year war tens of thousands of people have fled east and go to the most left the town of how maria was rebels say they've retaken the heavy fighting but after nearly four weeks of relentless bombardment syrian government forces are now inching closer to capturing the rest of the enclave almost twelve hundred fifty civilians have been killed many of them children as a.o.l. and fish as more natural gas and tep in the turkey syria border. we had a choice stay and face more bombardment or leave to an uncertain future they choose to leave it started with hundreds it grew to thousands grabbing what they could carry what they could stuff into vehicles and a mind of a home they may never see again my mind as it is there is no water no medicine that
could be provided to our children that even food situation is miserable. that we're so happy because we're safe right now in the hands of the army we were living in a jail not in the gates are we not. a mass exit bizarre procession on the seventh anniversary of the start of the syrian civil war was leaving came from how maria a city that's been under attack for three solid weeks and the area once controlled by anti assad forces are completely surrounded by their enemies something like this had been expected since the syrian government forces backed by the russians effectively cut guta in three they've used their military pressure to force people to leave i mean i'll be looking at a similar solution in other parts of the area the regime offensive against used to alter and which has been besieged for the last seven years i'm just finally you know falling bit into government start isn't about negotiation that is really where the regime is using exploiting the opportunity it has the other fronts are
moralists. but even as the civilian streamed out of the besieged enclave airstrikes and aerial bombardments reported elsewhere in good. and in the north of the area in a police controlled by josh powell islam a convoy of trucks into the turn of the twenty five more days carrying enough we need for twenty six thousand people for one month once more there were no medical supplies allowed in while i'm there i mean normally you are doing remember us whether we're sleeping in the corridor of this house it's too difficult to walk inside because of the huge number of displaced people who are here. people leaving will be identified and processed and offered some need this will be seen as a major victory for the syrian government for the people who managed to walk out it will be seen as survival alan fischer on the turkey syria border well dr ahmed taraji is the president of the syrian american medical society that's a relief organization operating in eastern guta he says people are doing anything
they can to escape the government assault. the number of civilians in that area about thirty thousand so as you can see about one third of them told that they'll be safer going to the government controlled area as opposed to third treated and get out of home morea and try to position themselves in central kuta i think they're both soft states the fact that you know at this is at this time despite the killing and the airstrikes people do not feel safe going to the government controlled areas despite the imminent death of this singleton we're not able to evacuate patients from the streets or basements to go to the hospitals to give birth to get treated from injuries for even regular injuries or disease that can happen right now sort of to make it to the hospital in the first place the only thing that we have is just to provide basic care so they can survive mess of some
injuries but a utica here would not be able to provide and said good at this time in the for pregnancy for kids with morning bronchitis and infection or so and we're not able to provide that cure at this time laughter sources for thousands of civilians are all suffering their homes in syria's northern are free in as turkey's military closes in people have been cramming into trucks and trying to draw on cars to get away those staying in the city are buying food to prepare for along scenes turkey is trying to retake the area from the kurdish y.p. gene which it considers a terrorist group and u.n. investigators accuse syrian government forces of raping thousands of men women and children during the war they say it was part of a campaign to punish opposition communities and amounts to crimes against humanity even though incidents actually in gender based violence throughout syria comprise the relations of the most fundamental human rights and humanitarian laws perpetrated by major parties on the ground nowhere has the phenomenon been brighter
than in instances perpetrated by government forces and affiliated militias. they school says that perpetrated rape string ground operations house raids at checkpoints and in detention the most severe cases were recorded in the early years of the conflict with your cases being recorded in two thousand and sixteen in two thousand and seventeen well the rates at checkpoints have been recorded this latest september two thousand and sixteen well in a surge of tars a syrian american writer who grew up in aleppo she says the fighting and destruction in syria is a loss for humanity. we were very lucky that we had a place to go. it was it's very painful to watch the destruction of your home city aleppo all one of the oldest cities in the world it's a loss for humanity it's a loss a collective loss for all of us and it's devastating to watch the loss of human life in syria that continues every single day for the past seven years and so we're
very very lucky there's nothing that separates me from being a refugee or being displaced or living right now in these extreme conditions except the fact that i was born in the united states and i have a passport that allowed me to move freely between two countries but every single refuge she deserves to be living in safety and security and every single civilian in syria deserves to be living in freedom dignity and in safety and most of all in peace. also to come here in the news hour including a bitter taste robert mugabe says he never believed zimbabwe's new president would turn against him. and mexico's accused of torture during the investigation into dozens of missing students. and in sport the baseball player known as the japanese babe ruth struggles to find his feet in the united states.
now a pedestrian bridge has collapsed onto a busy highway in the u.s. state of florida killing at least four people the bridge fell on to an eight lane highway at a major university in miami barbara global reports. mayhem on one of the busiest roads in miami minutes after the bridge collapsed emergency services and lifted some survivors to hospital but many more with thought to be trapped on that nine hundred fifty tons of concrete and metal i saw a young gentleman in a honda and he's. hard life in him and no he's not a squish and so he put his hand out and i fell to the side and i knew he he died at that time at least eight vehicles were crushed beneath the rubble i can assure you that our teams are still in rescue and search mode they're still working the debris pile we have search dogs in place we have technical listening devices
and fiber optics were great with drilling holes into the pile to try to locate any viable. the pedestrian bridge then you've been erected at florida international university on saturday it was due to be formally open next year now there are difficult days ahead our hearts are here extended out to those about the victims that were actually able to be transported away as well as those that may not be walking away from the scene. the bridge was installed using what's known as an accelerated construction method preassembled and installed piece by piece the design was supposed to reduce risk to our cars and pedestrians and limit traffic disruption instead questions of being asked about if there's a criminal case to be on said the main focus here by the fire department obviously is to rescue people and that is what we're assisting with by by controlling traffic assist you know he would traffic for now and then we're on standby because as soon as souls efforts are over our homicide bureau will take the lead in investigating
this tragedy that has occurred for now the rescue crews as such and for any signs of life preparing for the west barbara and. to sarah. robert mugabe spoken out for the first time since being ousted as zimbabwe's president mugabe gave an interview to foreign media from his home in harare he's called his removal from office last november saying he never thought gaga would turn against him ninety four year old described his ousting as a military takeover and says gaga assumed the presidency illegally. i. felt. we had. been brought into government. and who's life were. so easy to save. and was very to.
we've had. we would be demand. turned against. well still to cheap or dead deer a she's a visiting assistant professor of political science at hearst college and she joins us live from gainesville in florida cheaper so how serious then should we take what magog is saying or is this just the the rumblings from a deposed leader who is still very bitter at his ousting i think we can take his comments on the coup to taste seriously but i think you're absolutely right this is a very bitter man who shows no remorse for his thirty seven years of dictatorial rule in a thirty terry museum in the zimbabwean people and his conversation is very self it's all about himself he does not apologize to zimbabweans he does not recognize
any wrongdoing on his part and his rewrites focused on what he wants done for him instead of what he wants done for the country and it is extraordinary is that because he called on zimbabwe to undo his fall from grace i mean surely he doesn't think any president ever again. you know i'm not sure what he wants it sounds like he wants to be back in center p.f. and he wants an opportunity to negotiate with emma some way and the generals and say look can i place significant role instead of the of can i be some sort of advisor i think that's what he wants and for the first time he's realizing that life outside of center p.f. is very cold and he used to tell that to other people all the time i don't think he had quite recognized how cold it would be outside of son of p.f. so that's what he wants but what you hear is
a man who is very very unrepentant he does not recognize that he's done anything wrong on his part but if the same time i do think that it puts pressure on m.s. i'm not going to talk about the coup and perhaps it creates an opportunity for the opposition to say look we have a government that's in power right now but that's facing some legitimacy problems so the opposition may have an opening that they've been looking for to reorient themselves and restructure zimbabwean politics and that's an interesting point you make cheaper because we're still waiting to hear from president non-god when the country will hold elections this year so where does this leave the return to democracy and of course zimbabwe's opposition that you're talking about as we know that morgan chang or i died recently so who is larger than to challenge. so the opposition there are quite a number of parties or less they had we had at least one hundred seventy eight
parties but i think they're pleased for that you know pretty violent viable and m.d.c. being at the top the m.d.c. alliance led by the very. who's put his age in quenches to m.s.m. that godless age as effective as somebody wants to consider so him to see seems to be coming back together and finding the a stab you know pushback against senate p.f. president and then got well we have to announce the elections pretty soon and give a date so that zimbabweans are ready to go home and vote for those that are outside the country and for those that are inside the country he does have to make a promise that the elections will not be violent because what robert mugabe has done is to put him on the defense in terms of political legitimacy and ensuring that these peace so if you you know obviously you are listening to robert mugabe and part of what he kept sort of angling add is this idea that the coup was very
violent which stands in quenches to what a lot of zimbabweans had previously believed so he used words such as you know there were men that were bashed on the ground the way children whose lives were put at risk there were houses that were shorted so now it. really has to have a strong conversation with zimbabweans about peace in the after the elections she put under a good talk to you thank you very much indeed. dr strikers into its second week they're refusing to go back to work until the government meets their demands for higher pay and improve working conditions and now nurses say they may join the nationwide walkout to report from harare. harare central is one of the largest hospitals in zimbabwe doctors have been on strike for two weeks to demand more money and better working conditions patients say they don't know when things will return to normal. some of us pain if doctors don't help us
then our health will deteriorate think about what we are going through many state run hospitals across the country are struggling financially doctors say it's frustrating working in them with a lack of equipment and drugs the doctors are some of the worst paid in africa. ending three hundred twenty nine dollars in a month. that's. far too good. to be able to. afford the particular services that we offer as a junior doctor and not able to pay for my medication. or hospital. let alone the. health minister david needs more than one billion dollars to increase salaries and improve resources for the government's broke and there's a shortage of foreign currency nurses and doctors trying to keep things going after
some of the wards doctors strike is getting quite serious now into its second week in some public facilities across the country don't even have access to a single drugs. the main opposition leader nelson chamisa to zimbabwe's health sector has deteriorated since president in a similar robert mugabe in november you can't come in and say you are open for business things are happening when they're not happening there. that is an acceptable. and was there. every day that we've recorded and then god was the biggest challenge is fixing zimbabwe's economy ruined by decades of corruption and mismanagement government ministers are talking to leaders of the striking doctors trying to convince them to return to work overworked and underpaid nurses in public hospitals are also threatening to down tools if that happens the already dire situation could get much worse. slovakia's prime
minister has resigned after the murder of an investigative journalist leaving his deputy to form a new government. quit after weeks of demonstrations began after a young girlfriend was shot dead last month it was investigating links between politicians and the italian mafia al-jazeera correspondent. says demonstrators are unlikely to be satisfied with ficos resignation. the biggest question now is this going to be enough because when when the feet so he said i will resign but only if the next prime minister come from my political party so this is what's happening now we have. a greenie the mayor is so we have the same political party and the same politics is just too different in names and even the president. said i could step to this but i'm not
sure if public will. through this president is facing impeachment for a second time pedro public survived the first bid to remove him from office last december by just eight votes well now congress has voted in favor of reopening proceedings following a second bid by opposition m.p.'s the seventy nine year old leader is accused of lying about his ties to the brazilian construction giant or a brit which is at the center of a multi-million dollar bribery scandal the vote is planned for next week. lots more still to come here not just here including thirty years on from a chemical attack that killed thousands in the iraqi city of a larger survivor say the pain is never far away. and the opposition candidate dubbed russia's paris hilton says she's setting up a new party days ahead of the presidential election. and in support of a three time olympic champion lands on top once again florida give the most details coming up later more on the state.
by the springtime flowering of a mounting lead. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. welcome back across central and southern parts of china we've got some rain across eastern areas but you'll notice the winds coming from the east not direction from the south not direction and whether to come together we're going to get a coming together of their masses some ascent and therefore some rain forming so heavy rain is likely across this region certainly scope impacts and temperatures to change to just seventeen degrees further so still looking fine for vietnam where there are twenty six degrees just wanted to showers across the rest of indochina so let's move on down into the southeastern part of asia where for the philippines we've got fine conditions i think across much of luzon manila there looking bright with highs of thirty two some heavy showers across borneo and we've got some heavy showers across the southeastern portion of the southern indonesian archipelago but
for jakarta and java it looks that should be largely dry and fine having said that the showers will come back again as we head through into start the weekend for the north through the mill a potential up towards the gulf of thailand weather conditions generally looking fine bangkok should be dry and bright with highs of thirty three degrees heading across into south asia little circulation of low pressure just stuff the so west coast of india so for care of the risk of showers for the north fine in delhi heis here of thirty three. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. to train and equip the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists people in power investigates how the us supplies soviet style weapons to its allies through private company to spend the us government could wash their hands and say well we didn't know where it was coming from so weapon that was supplied by the us government may well end up being pointed at us soldiers yes absolutely pick it up less than two months off to look professional america's gun
secret pipeline to syria and this time on al jazeera and hundred forty twelve on. 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 river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the you're.
welcome back a quick recap our top stories here this hour the u.s. has impose new sanctions on russia targeting more than a dozen people trying to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election trump administration's threatening to keep tough policies in place until moscow changes its behavior russia has vowed to retaliate. tens of thousands of people have fled eastern boots and what's believed to be the largest exodus in one day in syria's seven year war most left the town of omonia which has been at the center of heavy fighting between rebels and government forces. and they protest in bridge just collapsed on top busy highway in the u.s. state of florida getting up these four people in the others are still in hospital i mean eight cars are trapped under the wreckage at florida international university in miami. now it's thirty years since the iraqi government of saddam hussein launched a chemical attack on the kurdish city of herat job killing thousands of people for survivors the pain is never far away but despite multiple treaties to ban on
chemical weapons around the world poison gas attacks on civilians have not stopped some of binge of aid reports. this symbolic graveyard is as close to closure as i can get to thirty years on the horrors of the chemical attack on her hometown in northern iraq still haunt her souls. on the sixteenth of march we were having a meal we had fighter jets they struck the area and then we were hit by a chemical attack in the afternoon we ran towards the hills we were so scared every one of us went on our separate way some of us went to neighboring iran others who couldn't make it died in the city it was like dreams day i lost four of my children in on that day there are still many cases of psychological disorder skin diseases and respond to problems for the survivors and fortunately no one is taking care of them thousands of kurds were killed when the iraqi army said it attacked iranian forces in the closing stage of the iran iraq war. a peace museum aims to keep alive
the memory of those who died and to raise awareness about the horrors of chemical weapons kurdish doctors say three decades later the effects of sarin mustard gas are still causing defects and ailments. we don't have enough medical centers or medicine to treat these people who are still affected we need more specialized doctors in these fields and further cooperation about the baghdad and erbil governments to treat them as. a chemical weapons convention was signed in one thousand nine hundred seven hitting the manufacture and use of chemical weapons the vast majority of countries signed up but despite that chemical attacks have not stopped there have been more incidents of men women and children being killed in large numbers dead from breathing in poisonous gas none of them had any wounds trauma or injury you see down here and i see in hootenanny of the syrian capital damascus president assad's forces killed more than fourteen hundred people in a chemical attack in two thousand and thirteen since then most of the syrian
chemical weapons stockpiles have been destroyed but the assad government has been accused of using concentrated chlorine gas on opposition held areas doctors say at least eight attacks have been reported in syria this year. and there are people like sabra say they can relate to what's happening in syria victims in both countries want the world to put words into action and stop more attacks some of the job aid is there. iran's foreign ministry spokesman has described the saudi crown prince as a delusional naive person who has no idea of politics he was reacting to mahmoud been sandman's first u.s. t.v. interview during the discussion on c.b.s. the conference said his country will develop nuclear weapons if iran does. you've been rivals for centuries at its heart what is this rift about is it a battle for islam they are and i said iran is not a rival to saudi arabia its army is not among the top five armies in the muslim
world the saudi economy is larger than the iranian economy and iran is far from being equal to saudi arabia but i've seen that you call the ayatollah khomeini the new hitler of the middle east we know shit absolutely why. you did it because he wants to expand it he wants to create his own project in the middle east very much like hitler who wanted to expand it at a time many countries around the world and in europe did not realize how dangerous hitler was until what happened happened i don't want to see the same events happening in the middle east does saudi arabia need nuclear weapons to counter iran assert directing them to saudi arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb but without a doubt if iran developed a nuclear bomb we will follow suit as soon as possible. thousands of brazilians have been mourning the death of a city councilor after what the president is calling an assassination frank on a drive that anderson was shot dead in their car on wednesday in rio de janeiro the
thirty eight year old was a popular public official and a critic of killings by the police and some of rio's for the districts the military took charge of policing in the city last month. the murder of council member mariano dr anderson gomes is unacceptable like other associations that happened in rio de janeiro it's an attack against the rule of law and against democracy the u.n. human rights office has accused mexican authorities of torturing dozens of people while investigating the disappearance of forty three students four years ago it says there's strong evidence some of those arrested were subjected to arbitrary tension and rights violations john holmes has more from mexico city. it was a case that horrified mexico forty three students pulled off of buses by corrupt mexican police working with a criminal gang they were never seen alive again for months after the capital's main avenue reverberated to describe. alive you took them alive we want them
back now authorities are accused not just of failing the students but the suspects in the case. a new u.n. report says there were strong indications that officials thirty pool of those the attorney general's office detained and. the detainees denounced in the detailed and consistent why the torture that they were exposed to beatings as fixation with plastic bags electric shocks waterboarding torture threats to rattle their wives and daughters. it puts more doubt on investigators findings mostly based on suspect confessions that the students were killed and burned in this rubbish dump many believe those conclusions were rushed out in. hope putting a full stop on the controversy but the case has continued to haunt of thirty's already accused of what in human rights abuses or many other occasions if those at
the attorney general's office want to remind you of the case it's further damage an already tarnished reputation they need look no further than the poem in a protest camp devoted to the disappeared students that's right on their doorstep it put out a statement casting doubt on the un's conclusions it said the ongoing investigation and the evidence recorded in our case files does not support the conclusions of the report. so many here simply won't wash especially after the un also revealed that the same attorney general's office had failed to hold any officials responsible and until now we have no knowledge that anyone's been held responsible for these acts of torture and other violations of human rights the officials who are responsible remain unpunished many will see that not as a surprise but another indication that authorities are more ready to protect them so when the public john home and i was dizzy to mexico city colombia's government
has revived peace talks with the last remaining rebel group the national liberation army or l.n. negotiations between the two sides ended in january when the group initiated attacks just after a temporary ceasefire expired president one manual center says he's resuming the talks to save lives ahead of may presidential vote. and colombia started to investigate and prepare cases of war crimes committed by the fark rebel group victims can now file complaints with a newly established special jurisdiction of the peace far has become a political party since the conflict lasting almost five decades investigated as part of its peace deal with the government is why. this is a historic moment which marks the healing of wounds through knowledge meant of truth and responsibility and from this exercise truth through can ology meant allows us not to repeat the history that has been so painful and so cruel for this country ask you give me and then you're out of it almost makes me want to cry from
the happiness i feel to see what the president has done what many should have done and about how many people were killed i lost my father my brothers my life has been tragic but hunger is right wing prime minister says western europe is under a migrant invasion that will soon native europeans into a minority that obama was addressing tens of thousands of supporters three weeks ahead of parliamentary elections he's openly hostile to refugees and asylum seekers and has made anti immigration policies the focus of his campaign for a third term now victory is almost inevitable for vladimir putin russia's presidential election on sunday but there are seven other challenges on the ballot paper one is the reality t.v. star sub chuck an opposition candidate widely considered a kremlin puppet she's held a rally in moscow and announced she'll create a new liberal party journal reports from moscow. previously at home on russia's reality t.v. screens the one time party girl can send your sob jack turned political party girl
challenging vladimir putin for the presidency now must have stopped i didn't think we need them to stop stealing our freedom and youth to stop stealing our common future nonsense and. bullets share their audience these days less impressed by bling jewelry and branded clothing more interested in what she can do for russian democracy i don't know whether there's something you are. going to separate out or only make or maybe a. definite good start for your walk for the future and about the russian opposition that will she won't win of course not of the seven kremlin approved candidates in this election have any chance of toppling me uprooted so what is this. politics all about it seems a long time since t.v. shows like blood and in chocolate featured sobchak as
a spoiled rich kid with dubious morals and of the racist spending habit to turn towards opposition politics in the street protests of two thousand and twelve was as sudden as it was unlikely yet she swapped sports cars for police vans seemingly with these telling al-jazeera that her mission was to save the underdog it's like you know when you see a fight with. a guy bowling. you go in and tried to to help the. normal person her name is political solid gold because ten years father anatoly sobchak was putin's mentor before he died in two thousand. jack protection from corruption charges already some believe the younger subject might one day succeed putin able to pay back an old family death by . keeping him safe from future prosecution it's an idea to send his mom herself
a senator in russia's upper house rejects was named we know the circle of putin's friends who are everything they have to him me and my family and not a part of his circle do you believe she has what it takes to be president of russia not now back in the future i'm sure. you know if so she'll need to prepare for more of this reduced to tears by a barrage of gender based insults in a televised election debate it remains to be seen whether it can send your subject has it in her to swap dirty dancing for the sometimes dirty world of russian politics show the whole al-jazeera moscow north korea's foreign minister has arrived in sweden for talks which could help set up a proposed summit between donald trump and kim jong un sweden has been suggested as a location for the two leaders to meet its embassy in pyongyang represents the us canada and australia all countries which don't have diplomats there. vietnam is
marking the fiftieth anniversary of the my lai massacre american soldiers killed five hundred four unarmed civilians mostly women and children during the vietnam war had been sent on a mission to confront the national liberation front or viet cong thought to be hiding in my village only one american soldiers prosecuted for the incident when he reports. it's normal to see grave sites scattered around the villages and rice fields of vietnam but in this area there's a common date etched on them the sixteenth of march one thousand nine hundred sixty eight that's when most people who lived in the village of me live with killed some of them raped and tortured first in a four hour assault by u.s. soldiers during the vietnam war. pantani kong was eleven at the time and among the few who survived when the soldiers opened fire on his family he was shielded by the bodies of his mother and four siblings. there the soldiers killed people in the
rice fields and on the roads first then they came to every house and killed everyone they killed every person and every animal they saw then they burnt the houses believing there were enemy soldiers and me lie the americans were told to kill everyone five hundred four unarmed men women and children were murdered the main site is now a parking museum where people come to learn about a massacre that was covered up by the u.s. for more than a year. people come here to remember them africa but it's not about holding on to bad feelings it's a reminder to the world that the war was bad and together we must maintain peace the just one u.s. soldier was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison but later had his sentence commuted. the message and other similar incidents helped galvanize the antiwar movement in the united states and turned more vietnamese against the
american soldiers today of course the vietnamese haven't forgotten the war but for most there is a sense of moving on. relations between the two countries have steadily improved to the point where they see strategic and economic benefits of being on the same side . last week saw the largest u.s. military presence in vietnam since the war as the navy visited the city of dumbing and took part in several community events. but moving on is not so easy for those who survived one of the most horrific acts of the war. vietnamese often giving the local people who will always retain some hatred for the american soldiers who had no humanity that day and committing a massacre the letters homeless and with a lonely life today the fields around me lie a peaceful just as they were before the u.s. helicopters landed fifty years ago but for survivors of that darkest of days the serenity will never be able to raise the memories wane hey al-jazeera me lie
vietnam. now the rise of online shopping is being blamed for the demise of one of the world's biggest toy companies toys r us well said will close its u.s. stores putting thirty thousand jobs at risk as also shutting down as one hundred stores in britain. reports. for generations of children in america and around the world it was a playground for picking out the latest toy everything from a new doll bike or toy race car toys r us like the name so aptly implies was synonymous with any and all toys for kids stores could be found all over america including in one of the most important intersections in the world times square in new york city as a business empire expanded it opened in more than thirty five other countries as well including babies r us stores and it clothing and supplies for infants but was
shoppers increasingly going online at sites such as amazon major high street stores are taking a hit to their profits toys r us managers finally gave up announcing that after seventy years in business they were shutting their doors for good and closing or selling off all of the nearly eight hundred stores in the u.s. and around the world i think were toys are struck the bowls and a few areas one is their online business while everybody is growing their own wine business toys r us was down twelve percent they perform extremely poorly online trouble had been brewing for the company for years and its chief executive complained last year about the challenges faced it's so competitive it's a twenty five billion dollar industry and every marketer out there wants to try to get their arms around those young families certainly be on line business has made it even more attractive for customers to price shop and look at various
alternatives so it's a very competitive business but toys r us has made. self-inflicted wounds primarily about five billion worth of debts which meant there wasn't much money to upgrade stores the company filed for bankruptcy last year toys arrests employees about sixty thousand people around the world now they're looking for new jobs gabriel is on to. new york. now the world health organization has launched an investigation after particles of plastic were found in some of the best selling brands of bottled water research as in new york tested one of the fifty bottles imported from nine different countries and found an average of ten plastic particles per liter each particle is about the width of a human hair and the w.h.o. is looking into whether that affects health tested samples included evian nestlé and aquafina sherry basin is the scientist behind the report and she says people should look at how much plastic they use in our daily lives to try and cut down. i
wasn't surprised that we found plastic because quite frankly you know my right work started in and the great lakes and i've looked it it's water i've looked at sediment i've looked at rivers i've looked at fish i've looked at sea salt they looked at beer everywhere we look we find plastic even in remote areas like a lake up and mongolia so i wasn't surprised to find plastic but i was surprised at the quantities that we found and the different types of plastics that we found but i really think that this really comes down to us reevaluating our relationship with this material right most of us have access to clean safe water that we can use and reusable containers instead of going out and buy bottled water similarly you know you don't need a plastic bag when you go to the grocery store you don't need straws to drink your beverages and so i really think we need to reexamine our relationship with this material because the reality is every piece of plastic we find in the environment
a five one win on aggregate this is arsenal's last chance to get some silverware this season when the competition is also their last realistic avenue to qualify for next season's champions league. spanish side at a comment period are three to the last eight determined favorites thrashed host lokomotiv moscow five one on the night brace from fernando torres help diego simeone east side advance eight one on aggregate athletico have won this competition in two thousand and ten twenty twelve all the big shock of the round is dortmund getting eliminated by salzburg sysco moscow are through on away goals lots more say leipzig and sporting lisbon are also through the quarter final draw well be held on friday. england rugby coach eddie jones has been forced to apologize for derogatory comments he made towards wales and ireland the remarks were said at a sponsor event last year but have only now been widely shared jones tried to focus
attention away from the comments and towards this weekend's six nations gain or england will try to stop ireland securing a grand slam so why. does anyone believe so as he lies. through me i'm great through. with twenty three. cases. i'm still dirty of that. but i will give it back to give it back then were going to next year i will get him back of paul enjoy. the remarks. i sincerely mean that. i really don't have anything else to say on the matter. some heavy. of the questions on the. test again that's coming up but i think the other matters that. it's been a day of surprises cricket's world cup qualifying tournaments in zimbabwe despite
not reaching the super six round the pole managed to secure one day international status by beating new guinea there was also a huge upset as afghanistan beat the rest indies by three wickets and the super six stage this was the first loss of the tournament for the windies the two time world cup champions now risk failing to qualify for next year's event they're currently third and only the top two teams go through. tiger woods is tied for second after the opening round of the arnold palmer invitational which sought six birdies and one double bogey for a four under sixty eight is one shot behind clubhouse leader jimmy walker woods says he's feeling good after returning from back surgery. i've been away from that for so long. when i first when i first came back is a matter of just getting my feel for term and off again. i think i think i feel
like i'm not really thinking as much around the golf course it's like going to see the ceiling go. and that's just because. daria katz akina has continued her impressive ride at indian wells having already knocked out caroline wozniak a she's now beaten another former world number one the russian absolutely destroying actually kerber in straight sets and just fifty eight minutes all seven time champion valentino rossi says he still hasn't decided when he'll retire the thirty nine year old has been competing in moto g.p. since two thousand but hasn't won the championship since two thousand and nine rossi's campaign for another title begins on sunday with the grand prix of cap tar . maybe because i. have said when i signed the last contact the. in the moment that they signed i think maybe maybe the last one or not. i would
decide to do it in these two season and. he might be my mind they'd be a was a very very he said i want to try to continue for. the challenges that he is very high three time olympic champion camille stall continues to dominate so on the ski jumping world cup tour fresh from his win in the leo hammer the foolish fear once again finish top of the leaderboard in triumph in norway the third stop already. thirty year olds a perfect three first jump beating out stuff and craft of germany and norway's robert your handsome star leave the overall world cup standings. the baseball player known as the japanese babe ruth is not having an easy time of it as he adjust to life as a major league star with the l.a. angels shohei otani was signed by the angels in december and is highly prized because in japan he excelled as both a pitcher and hitter but he took
a painful blow joining his latest warm up game for his new team and with a hit live and two at bat so far tony has injured seven strikeouts and three walks in nine games and that's all your sport for now more later for us thanks very much that's it for me dozens up next with more of the day's news. but. if you like everywhere connectivity. or infrastructure in the pen in some form corporation. now a politician activists are building a home grown. and secure the nation's technological sovereignty. the citizens network. al-jazeera is there when
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