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jazeera. education is struggling to keep pace often failing to prepare children for today's world. but some schools are changing the rules that our kids have hope that they can and how the beginning. with but still mission results. if it bugged our. rebel education early learning mexico at this time on al jazeera. syria's war escalates on two fronts turkey shells the main hospital in affray while a russian as strike killed seventy people in an eastern market.
hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up south africa's former president jacob zuma to stand trial for fraud and corruption over an arms deal. and we think. that it was his this is. the kremlin denounces britain's claim that russia's president ordered the poisoning of a former spy is shocking and inexcusable. in sydney which this weekend posts a special as against some it's the australian part about the other group of southeast asian countries so why is the subject happening here. come to the program our top story as strikes in syria have killed more than one hundred people as civilians continue to stream out of two besieged enclaves a russian air raid killed seventy people in a market in the rebel held town of kufa eastern ghouta which has suffered relentless bombardment for almost
a month and then further north kodesh fighters say turkish military shelling has hit the main hospital in africa and killing fifteen civilians this in addition to at least twenty other civilians killed by turkish air strikes earlier on friday in the offensive against kurdish fighters. alan fischer reports from the turkey syria border. it's been a day of stark brutal contrasts. with the line between life and death has sharpened our victory this is a friend a city that's been shared by the free syrian army by the turks. with the number of dead rises by the day with a pall of smoke from another attack hangs in the year most surrounded by the f.s.a. and the turkish military the final assault to take the city is underway civilians on the ground have expressed serious worries to us regarding their safety including as a result of fighters placing rocket launchers in residential areas. we're deeply concerned
about the high risk of civilians who are effectively trapped being injured or killed besieged used as human shields or displaced as a result of the fighting people have been allowed to leave to clear roads to the surface humanitarian corridor to skip the fear of the expectation of what's to come . on and our friends in the cause of turkey we fled from a friend because of the heavy turkish bombardment there frightening people yesterday i couldn't sleep we suffer to get here. used to go to different actors but a similar situation cozens left part of the besieged on cleve on thursday thousands more have no joy to put it simple and straightforward children have been and continue living in hellish conditions in places like eastern good but also a friend it is good to see. at last
a few thousands of people have been able to leave these hellish conditions in any single day enough rain. a popular market. boardings piled up in the streets of the syrian civil war mobile center. alliances of the battle lines of changed but what is no different is that each day some people will live until to morrow how many innocent people will die. out is iraq on the turkey syria border. all tens of thousands of people have left streaming into towns surrounding the besieged areas creating huge logistical problems these are the scenes an address to the northeast of the enclave mayor is opening schools and clinics to offer shelter and medical help to the evacuees are expecting around fifty thousand walking out or to arrive in the coming days. meanwhile the foreign ministers of iran russia and turkey have been meeting in kazakhstan to try to resolve the conflict the three countries are on opposing sides of the seven year
war but have been working together for more than a year to try to reduce the violence and harder reports from a stana. syria brings them together stakeholders and power brokers in a country now divided into areas of influence turkey unlike iran and russia doesn't support the syrian government but the three countries have enough common interests to continue cooperating through the so-called us to now process the capital has hosted many rounds of talks on syria since the beginning of last year the astronaut process is meant to complement talks in geneva but the message from here was clear a disregard for the un led peace process and any western intervention in a final settlement but. the cease fire in the deescalation zones were important steps to end the war in syria a process is the successful international initiative to decrease tension in syria a sauna is where the political situation to the crisis will be found. for now
agreeing on the paramita years of post war syria is being decided on the ground turkey is leading a military operation against the white p.g.d. in the mainly kurdish populated northeastern town of africa and the russian and iranian government are supporting the syrian government's campaign to recapture the rebel held enclave of eastern. mass this the foreign ministers meeting will be followed by a summit in april that will be attended by the three countries presidents turkey said it will host the meeting and said it's will be to revive peace efforts the last time the three leaders met was in november at the time they were discussing post conflict syria and a peace conference that was held in sochi in late january since then there has only been military escalation. this week countries may have. there are differences but they share animosity towards the united states turkey's against the us this alliance with the syrian critics might e.g.
armed groups the russians and iranians believe the american military presence of the critics controlled north east and its spread against the government are about increasing leverage. which you're sure you don't know because of the it's an acceptable the us threats to strike damascus with false pretext like the use of chemical weapons we have told washington that we rejected streets to use force. russian and iranian support have changed the balance of power in the syrian government's favor but politically there is no credible prospect of a settlement there is an international power struggle and they go to are likely to continue on the battleground so to hold their astronaut. two israeli soldiers have been killed and two more are being treated for serious injuries after being rammed by a car in the occupied west bank israeli military says it considers it a deliberate palestinian attack the driver fled the scene but was detained shortly afterwards and taken to hospital unconfirmed reports say he's
a twenty six year old palestinian south africa's former president jacob zuma is set to face prosecution for sixteen charges of corruption is accused of fraud racketeering and money laundering over a two and a half billion dollars government arms deal signed in the one nine hundred ninety s. when he was deputy president zuma denies any wrongdoing now reports from pretoria. i think began with a two billion dollars deal between south africa and a french arms company in the one nine hundred ninety s. . these fighter jets were part of it. and prosecutors say this man jacob zuma was paid bribes to secure the deal. he was charged with corruption in two thousand and five but the charges were later dropped shortly before he became president zuma resigned in february and now south africa's prosecutor says the case is back on i am of of of the view that
a trial court would be the most appropriate forum for these issues to be ventilated and to be decided upon after consideration of the matter i am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution of mr zuma and the charges listed in the indictment. charges one of several scandals that hung over as soon as nine presidency. here he's seen leading one of his many court hearings press in opposition accused him of handing control of parts of the state to private interest is always denied charges and accusations the prosecutors who work in this office drops the arms deal corruption charges against zuma the that he became president they said they had recordings of conversations that showed that there had been political meddling in the case those recordings were never published the opposition fought hard ever since to get the charges reinstated karen morns
a journalist who first broke the story of the charges being dropped and covered the issue ever since and it's been a very long time in coming almost a decade it was in april two thousand and nine in the very same rematch on abrams has now just made his historic announcement that a former head of state for the first time in south african history is going to be prosecuted for corruption soon as controversial presidency is over prosecutors and the press say billions of dollars of public money was stolen before and during his tenure south africans are still waiting to see if zuma anyone from his government will be held to account malcolm webb al-jazeera pretoria south africa. russia is set to expel british diplomats in a tit for tat rao over the poisoning of a former double agent in the u.k. last week foreign minister sergei lavrov says the expulsions are in retaliation for the u.k. ordering out twenty three russian embassy staff at you to leave on march twentieth the kremlin says there's no clear proof that russia is linked to the chemical
attack but lavrov u.k. counterpart boris johnson has accused president putin of ordering it himself our quarrel is with putin's kremlin and with his decision and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision to direct the use of a nerve agent on the streets of of the u.k. on the streets of europe for the first time since the second world war that is that is why we are at odds with russia or pollution spokesman denounce that claim calling it shocking and inexcusable meanwhile british police have launched a murder investigation into the death of another russian in the u.k. earlier this week businessmen nicholas luzhkov was found dead in a west london suburb on monday elise of confirmed the cause of death was compression to the neck sixty eight was a close associate of prominent who's an opponent boris berezovsky who was found dead in the u.k. in two thousand and thirteen an iraqi teenager has been found guilty of attempted murder for planting a bomb on
a london train last september eighteen year old ahmed hassan will be sentenced next week thirty people were injured when his homemade bomb partially exploded apostles' green on the ground station in west london as on crime decide he smuggled himself into england on a truck in two thousand and fifteen. you without is there a it still ahead for you egypt demands on says over the death of this teenage student in the cafe. and the man who will not be president he's banned from standing in russia's election but alexina valmy is not sitting it out. how low will tropical cyclone marcus continue to bring some very heavy rain damaging winds across the far north of australia can see the circulation there much emplace here but that weather coming into darwin then further south it is lossy
draw i pretty strong winds into the southeastern corner leadings is rather high temperatures thirty three celsius there for adelaide for melbourne thirty one in sydney we have pushed our warnings in force for victoria's we go on through saturday sunday will be a little luck so it's a chance of some rain coming through well combine football notice that he still very much in place there for sydney thirty eight degrees celsius a sweltering one by the end of the weekend wet weather there very close to darwin more heavy downpours more damaging winds dry in five for perth with a good deal of sunshine for the next couple of days a fair amount of sunshine too with two new zealand bits and pieces of cloud drifting across the islands here we will see it getting up to around twenty one celsius in oakland's not too bad at all a little more cloud making its way towards south island for sunday getting up to around eighteen in christ they stay to hang on to that twenty one in all clear and see some dry weather making its way across japan as we go on through sas day but
increasing cloud for the korean peninsula by sunday. on counting the cost are russians getting all they bargain for economically as lemay putin heads for reelection plus saudi aramco keeps the financial world guessing the globe's largest i.p.o. on ice will be asking what's behind the delay counting the cost.
welcome back a recap of the top stories this hour a russian as strike on a market has killed at least seventy people in the besieged syrian enclave of eastern beach and in northern syria the turkish military has shelled the main hospital in the town of frame killing fifteen people. south africa's former president jacob zuma is set to face prosecution on sixteen corruption charges. prosecutors say they include counts of fraud racketeering and money laundering and russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov has confirmed british diplomats will be expelled from russia in response to terrorism a's decision to order twenty three russian embassy staff out of the u.k. after the poisoning of a former double agent. now the egyptian foreign ministry is demanding answers over the death of a teenage student who was attacked in the city of nasiriya mariam mostafa died on wednesday off to suffering severe head injuries in the attack last month and the
heywood reports from nottingham. well liked and bright stuff i had everything going for her a promising future she come to live in the u.k. from egypt and was studying engineering. last month mariam was attacked by a group of young people in the english city of nottingham marion was taken to hospital placed in an induced coma but never recovered it was about eight o'clock at night when merriam boarded a bus in the center of nottingham it's alleged she was attacked on the pavement by a group who then followed her on to the bus and continued to abuse her. family says she and her sister had been attacked by some of those in the group of poor and a struggling to comprehend what happened do you believe this was a hate crime. because right now i don't have any.
question why you haven't. merriam's story has been well documented in egypt and on social media with speculation running high about whether the attack was racially motivated police here say they're keeping an open mind and say there's nothing to suggest at the moment that this was a hate crime the local m.p. told lady justice. this is a very welcoming and diverse city and we are very proud to have people from all corners of the world here i'm not saying this is a very very unusual but clearly quite distressing situation and everybody from all backgrounds whatever their religion wants to see justice done and that is absolutely the feelings of everybody throughout our criminal justice system the egyptian authorities a calling for those involved to be swiftly brought to justice this is an ongoing investigation which has left a city in shock and a family broken and
a heywood al-jazeera. a second demonstrations been held in madrid after the death of an african street vendor senegalese migrant say the thirty five year old died after being chased through the streets by police as death prompted a night of angry riots as demonstrators burned plastic trash containers and threw stones at riot police budgets mayor has promised a thorough investigation. tens of thousands of have turned out to demand early elections the demonstrators are angry at the failure of their political leaders to address high level corruption so the back is prime minister robert feet so resigned on thursday following the killing of investigative journalist young could siac and his fiance could see aqua's investigating links between slovak politicians and an italian mafia group elaina blue shirts has more from bratislava. organizers of this protest say that the resignation of still the prime minister at all but speed so does not change essentially nothing guys spoke earlier today with one of the main
open eyes ears of the protests the journalist peter nods he said he's not going anywhere he stand clearly that message yesterday to the press and to the president he's caught himself so people who gathered here still had two demands they want independent investigation of mother of young kids jack and what kind of the state of all also they want government to be didn't you want a government with no connection with this organized crime and corruption and they want decent contrie and one of the protesters here for example is trying to shoot me close call former candidate for the president of slovakia and one of the main organizers of the protest the people against violence and i delayed tonight i feel underlined that that is the decent country not just about the seats of government but the ball and the government so according to the organizers they want new
election the citizens so slovakia as they say laws that just in their country and the elections are the only way to change that protester organized in thirty cities in the slovakia this place exactly in the brought this low voice symbolic in many ways this is the exact place where protests been eighty nine was held there was still a message here in one of the buildings it says all the men will fight for his freedom has the right to hold it also this is the only place in the broth this robber can boast for yon can but at the in a little boy still standing three weeks after their murder. russia's most high profile opposition figure alexina valley isn't standing in sunday's election after he was banned by the electoral commission in december but that doesn't mean he's completely says he's out of the guns corruption group is
challenging that just in a sea of victory and they say they've got fifteen thousand people waiting to help out or a challenge has been to meet some of them then so that these muscovites are learning how to be disruptors they volunteer to monitor voting in russia's presidential election and meetings like this have been happening all over the country. they're showing videos of what to look out for this one is from parliamentary elections two years ago and shows what looks like ballot stuffing the russia they want to minimize such fraud being repeated which they hope will keep sunday's election turnout from being artificially inflated simply much that they needed to go so much into what it needs mean everyone understands that this is not an election and there's no point in voting that's why our only game is the turnout because that's the kremlin's main focus in this election and they fight for high turnout with all their administrative resources if that's true just to get a man driving all this is alexina valmy russia's most high profile opposition
politician in december he was barred from the elections for an embezzlement conviction that he's always said it was politically motivated. choosing the president's choosing the future says the sign and it's an intriguing idea isn't it one of russians had been able to make that choice between vladimir putin and alexina valmy well polling over the last year suggests to me a period in is consistently on seventy percent whereas now valley is in low single digits the implication of that is clear but it's telling all of the kremlin's approach to things that they weren't prepared to even take that chance in the single bullet so in a valley's plan b. is to deal it just bloody mayor putin is expected reelection his tactics are polling. monitoring calling for an election boycott he's sure of the result but he needs people to come to the polling stations otherwise his spectacle the act is the
lighting man and the cloak room attendant all in place with the theater is empty the audience didn't turn up and that's what scares him for many of these supporters this is a generational struggle because that's a deal better ask when i went to my first rally a year ago my granny called me and said you study in a state funded university and the state pays for your education why are you going to rally you're being so bad but young through them the university especially in moscow supports and evolve me because everyone sees where the country is going the central election committee has already attempted to block accreditation for thousands of new volleys moments his campaign activists around the country face prosecutions and jail sentences like with all of alleys initiatives this one won't go smoothly reach allen's al-jazeera mosque or. an al the white house chief of staff john kelly has been reassuring aides to the u.s. president that donald trump isn't planning a major shake up their press secretary sarah huckabee sanders told reporters there
are no more staff changes planned and now. this actually spoke to a number of staff this morning reassuring that there were personnel changes no immediate personnel changes at this time and that people shouldn't be concerned we should do exactly what we do every day and that's come to work and do the very best job that we can and that's exactly what we're doing that's exactly what we're focused on. well this comes days after the firing of secretary of state rex tillerson and follows reports that trump has also decided to sack lost his second national security adviser. and the three star own army general is not the only person being open he talks about is facing x. as speculation john kerry himself is possibly on his way out and questions continue to linger over tony general jeff sessions it was the first leading republican to back trump's campaign they would join a growing list of people to leave the white house in the fourteen months and strong
came to power this includes the first national security adviser and chief of staff for communications directors and a number of obvious senior advices well joe watkins is a republican political strategist and former aide to president george bush sr he says many of trump's decisions are largely driven by his desire to manipulate and dominate headlines the president really has a keen understanding of media cycles and news cycles unlike other presidents he's very focused on this and so he's for the most part driving most of the breaking news and is his timing has been a very deliberate i think so far in terms of the the firings of have taken place in the past been very skillful in making sure that that when there is breaking news about perhaps the russian investigation that there's usually another breaking news story about something else whether it's the decision to talk to kim in north korea which nobody expected him to make or the decision to fire rex tillerson or
the decision by his chief economic adviser last week to resign after the president talked about without telling anybody imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports he's driving a new cycle. the families of people still missing after a pedestrian bridge collapsed in florida have been gathering on the highway waiting for news of their loved ones as the authorities searched through the rubble at least six people were killed on thursday when the bridge collapsed into several lanes of traffic at florida international university in miami the incident has cost the spotlight on a rapid construction technique widely used in the u.s. . there were just people just waiting to hear anything but. i know they get thirty six is doing everything that they can and they gave corbridge with those very words just so they get tedious process of just waiting at night wanting to know the good but. now security and trade will be top of the agenda as australia hosts southeast asia summit protests are also expected though
because some of the leaders attending a seann have overseen crackdowns on human rights in their own countries under thomas reports from sydney. organizers called this event held in sydney on thursday the phone teams of computer experts were given mock cyber security challenges with five hundred participants. internationally and domestically both from public and private enterprise trying to. fix six terrorism questions we've given them instead well as most participants were from association of southeast asian nations or as the end countries australia has put countering cyber crime and tackling money laundering and what it calls terrorism at the heart of the agenda for the as he and special summit australia itself isn't in as again as its acronym suggests its ten members are all in southeast asia australia though is too fast south and east to be
a member but australia has important trade and security relationships with the asean countries and wants to tighten connections with a group it sees as valuable to regional security we believe that as he is uniquely placed to continue to promote international rules based order within our region. as he and countries are nothing like as in twined politically or economically as countries in for example the european union but having a regional group in asia which excludes china is useful to australia hosting a summit is a sign of australia's commitment to it the benefit i think is establishing these relationships so that if there is a crisis probably one that will be that it will involve china in the future yes trying different has these relationships and it is able to call on them and rely on them the summits of as you and leaders is being kept low key in part because it's
controversial those attending include myanmar's understand despite her government's treatment of the hinge or the military leader of thailand will be coming to even though elections there were recently delayed. again so too is malaysia's prime minister despite many saying he's corrupt the only as yet leader choosing not to come as the philippines roderigo to test a even cambodia's prime minister hun sen is being welcomed by australia's government despite his crackdown on opposition figures and human rights activists home concern has threatened to beat up any protesters who burn effigies of him in sydney a horrible dictator who has no respect for human rights. he doesn't understand democracy so the way through to people is through. you know threats harassment. you know my only three people silence cambodians ranger and vietnamese people living in australia all planning to
protest under thomas al-jazeera sydney now at least eight skiers are being treated for minor injuries after a ski lift malfunctioned in the georgian resort of adare videos posted to social media show the left changing direction and then running at a dangerously high speed ski is already surprised to be travelling rapidly down the hill backwards were thrown meters through the air others decided to take a chance by jumping off the left early. quick recap of the top stories for you now at least seventy people have been killed in a russian air strike on a besieged syrian enclave the strike hit a market in the town of kfar but now within the rebel held east and area combined
air raids have left more than one hundred people dead on friday and then further north kodesh fighters say turkish military shelling has hit the main hospital in the town of affray and killing fifteen civilians the u.n. h.c.r. is saying that the situation in eastern guta continues to be desperate civilians on the ground have expressed serious worries to us regarding their safety including as a result of fighters placing rocket launchers in residential areas we're deeply concerned about the high risk of civilians who are effectively trapped being injured or killed besieged used as human shields or displaced as a result of the fighting in our other top stories south africa's former president jacob zuma is set to face prosecution for sixteen corruption charges prosecutors say the charges include counts of fraud racketeering and money laundering case relates to a two and a half billion dollar government arms deal which was signed in the one nine hundred ninety s.
zuma denies any wrongdoing russia is poised to expel british diplomats in a tit for tat hour over the poisoning of a form of double agent in england last week the foreign minister sergei lavrov says the explosions were in retaliation for the u.k. ordering out twenty three russian embassy staff moscow continues to deny any involvement in a chemical attack but lavrov counterpart boris johnson accuses president putin of ordering it himself. meanwhile a murder investigation is now underway into the death of another russian in the u.k. earlier this week business was found dead in london on monday police have confirmed the cause of death was compression to the neck was a close associate of prominent bhushan opponent boris berezovsky who was found dead in the u.k. in two thousand and thirteen tens of thousands of slovak ins have turned out in the capital bratislava to demand early elections they are angry at the failure of political leaders to address high level corruption slovakia's prime minister robert feet so resigned on thursday following the killing of journalist young could siac
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