when the winning the will of the people hinges on the mass media state p.r. machine is going to overdrive this but just who is influencing. we just don't know yet where the lines when drawn between what can be said and what comes after. some journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for outside polling the media opinion the listening post base time on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello again i'm peter w. watching the news live from our headquarters here in sixty minutes of news and comment today at least ten thousand civilians are reported to have left eastern
cooter in syria and just a few hours plus. but we will never tolerate a threat to the life of pleasure citizens and others on british soil from the russian government russia and the u.k. both diplomats packing up the controversy grows over the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter. the u.s. attorney general fires the f.b.i. his deputy director and potential witness in the russia investigation just days before he was eligible to retire. also this hour and i worry about african leaders club together to protect elephants from poaching. and in sports and want to highlight the and venus williams both suffer surprise their defeat in india wealth williams missing out on a place in the final after last for last a day yeah thats it.
thousands of civilians are fleeing besieged enclaves at opposite ends of syria today as two major battles intensify in eastern guta close to the capital damascus a new wave of ten thousand people have left areas held by rebels in the past few hours they're headed to syrian army positions after they were to leave and a state t.v. broadcast. the usual but what. the command of the syrian army urges all civilians to leave the areas under control of the extremist organizations through the safe corydon's we affirm that we will continue to fulfill our national and constitutional duty to defend the nation until the return of security and stability throughout the country meanwhile in the northern city of a free thousands are being evacuated from territory held by the kurdish why p.g. fighters as turkish forces and their syrian allies try to break into the city have been reports of more air and off to the rebound bartlett's in both of those places
dozens of people have been killed in the latest strikes on the town of the market in eastern guta under simmons is our correspondent covering that story for us he joins us live from killis on the turkey syria border andrew the figures are quite astonishing is this exodus still carrying on at the same rate that has been happening over the past what thirty six hours now. it would appear in all pizza reports we're getting that it's low down some was however it's impossible to fully verify the figures we've been given but yes there has been a steady stream of people escaping east and not surprisingly looking destitute desperate even after all this time under threat with the escalation of the bombardment from and from land so you now have a situation where by figures initially of seven thousand by the russians increasing
to around ten thousand also the syrian observatory for human rights backs this up as well the situation right there on the ground is not warm in which you could say there's a ceasefire there is a complicated picture emerging there have been a number of air attacks in various districts zamalka one of them also a kaffir about how asked the other all three areas and eastern ghouta now each of them a cordoned off from completely surrounded by regime forces and what's happening is that it would appear people on the ground activists on the ground say there's a set pattern to the war in syria and this sort of situation that civilians find themselves under attack in order to make them flee in a certain direction and it appears that has been the case in more than a warm instance and those people once they start this journey once they kind of
commit themselves to it do they have guaranteed safe passage. well they're running for their lives they're all assurances that have been given some through state media some through the also business of the united nations in the shape of the baskets of the u.n. but in terms of absolute guarantees very little in that direction as you see the images there of people going with very little in the way of possessions that are more or less making a media decisions that's a flea sometimes because of the intensity of the bombardment sometimes something like a degree of planning is involved but no they're all assured that they will go to reception centers which the syrian regime says was set up around a month ago when this whole offensive started in terms of where they go from that
it's unclear as some have relatives in the regime areas others not this is a population shift undoubtedly whether they're willing or not well and not particularly willing it has to be said but what old servants of do they have ok we'll leave it there andrew many thanks. russia's foreign ministry is expelling twenty three british diplomats in response to the similar action taken by the u.k. over the poisoning of a former spy so the script owl and his daughter yulia were found unconscious in the english city of salzburg almost two weeks ago you can bassett us as russia is planning to take further action we think from. russia. the. russian the. u.k.
police of contactees several russian exiles are over safety concerns after the killing of a prominent businessman his name is nicholas cough he was found dead in his home on monday police say he died from a compression to the neck a murder investigations underway to scarf was granted political asylum in twenty ten and the u.k. had blocked attempts by the russians to have him extradited john hall joins us from the bureau in moscow what the russians did today i mean it was what three days in the meeting in the waiting john i guess ten minutes in the conversation with the ambassador a little earlier today is this designed to escalate tensions or not. i think on balance peter probably not and here's why because the central plank of the russian response the twenty three diplomats being expelled well that is a tit for tat response which was largely expected this body of precedent for that sort of thing and so they'll be packing their bags now as we speak beyond that they
were a number of what the russians would describe as a c. a cement trickle measures designed to match to reason may's own promise is to begin looking a little more closely at perhaps the sources of lots of russian money in the u.k. those asymmetrical responses included the closure all the forced closure of the consulate the british consulate instant petersburg and the closure of the british council now the consequence of petersburg you know that's obviously going to complicate matters for the british it reduces further their diplomatic presence on russian soil it also makes it harder for russians frankly try to go to britain who want to get visas they'll have to travel in all likelihood to moscow to do that at the british council is an outreach arm of the government in terms of cultural and educational practices exchange programs that sort of thing it's long been the object of some suspicion by the kremlin of being involved in other nefarious government or political rate related activities and in fact it's been curtailed before in similar circumstances now it's got to shut its doors these are measures
designed to match the british measures not i think to escalate and then this line this line of warning if you like at the end of the foreign ministry statement that would have been delivered to the ambassador the british sign sides warning to the do further actions of an unfriendly nature of taken against russia the russian side reserves the right to take further retaliatory measures measures obviously to reason may the u.k. prime minister will hear from her just a little later in this program but the russians are saying look these are unproven allegations there is a sample of whatever did what it did to the script tells in salzburg on its way to the o.p.c. w in the hague if their scientists say actually this was not a check this is the handiwork of the russians how would the russians then on the one hand say we've done the right thing but even though the allegations are now proven to be true. well i've no idea how or where this may go in terms of the o.p.c. w.
investigation undoubtedly the o.p.c. w. will make some definitive findings on the basis of the sample it's been given there are inspectors due to visit the site insoles be as well and gather their own evidence there and their findings may well lead to gape that this is indeed novacek and that its original its place of origin was russia well the russians are quite adamant that they've never had a program producing novacek as far as the russian federation is concerned of course there was a program under the soviet union already all sorts of suggestions have been made about how in secure those massive stockpiles of chemical weapons were after the fall of the berlin wall in the end of the soviet union how many scientists there were looking to hawk there with for any price how many security guards and so on and so forth there is already i think a program to suggest a wide or vast array of possibilities beyond the simple fact the simple accusation that the british are standing by that is this is not the choke and if it was made
in russia it can only have been made by the russian state i think we're a long long way from anybody definitively being able to prove that to the satisfaction of both sides understood ok we'll leave it there gentlemen thanks well as we were discussing there the british prime minister series of me says the u.k. won't tolerate attacks on british soil in lives of their previous behavior we anticipated a response of this kind and we will consider our next steps in the coming days alongside our allies and partners but russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter the attempted assassination of two people on british soil for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable it is russia that is in flagrant breach of international more and the chemical weapons convention. i repeat today that we have no disagreement with the
russian people many russians have made this country their home and those who are by and by our laws and make a contribution to our society will always be welcome but we will never tolerate a threat to the life of british citizens and others on british soil from the russian government. barker has more from london police on friday launched a murder inquiry into the death of sixty eight year old nicholas glued cough is body was found at his house in south west london on monday and police say his body was found with compression wounds to the neck glues cough was given political asylum here in the u.k. in two thousand and ten he was a former businessman former deputy director of the airline air a flop but he was also a close associate of boris berezovsky the russian oligarch had settled here in the u.k. some years prior remained an outspoken critic of vladimir putin and off the kremlin there is oscar was found dead at his house in banks or west of london in two
thousand and thirteen whose body was found behind a locked door by his bodyguard and a look at your was found around his neck initially the assumption was that he committed suicide but later inquest came back with an open verdict and bush called his close friend henri's insisted that he had been murdered and my six and the british police are now looking into a string of deaths of russian oligarchs here in the u.k. and bush cough and barrows off ski are now on that list well that's too powerful felgenhauer he's a russian security and defense analyst he's also a columnist with the via gazeta he joins us from moscow puzzle felgenhauer why go after the british consul everyone is agreed that only damages russians because of the way that it it operates is a conduit of british business british culture and interest in the u.k. . well it's more culture and that's true the russian authorities
apparently didn't like that and there you were a cry of harassing it for some time accusing them that they were out of their charge there because they were running kind of english language courses and charging some fees for that and now russian officials say they've actually this council was a nest of spies i mean russian parliamentarians are saying that this was a cover up for british intelligence and it freshens one through or in english they can find russian course of more ok and so now they just simply close it down for good ok and they said that there are this is in ripper across the british in turn also then the our russian science and cultural center to be opened in london ok understood thanks for that answer what happens if to reason me that i was prime minister in effect gets what she wants if she gets from the u.p.c. w. at the hague definitive evidence and proof and she goes public with it that this was the russians who did this point number one point number two what happens if she
gets the multilateral reaction across europe and the united states that she's looking for and what happens point number three if she also gets some of the other countries within the multilateral reaction to stop pulling their diplomats or expelling diplomats either in russia or in the country that they live in. well again that since this kind of nerve agent was never registered as a combat nerve agent it's not clear why this international body can actually do because it's not listed its formula is not listed and so there that could be there then yes there is apparently britain may be seeking more support from allies for more nationalists to still be there for a second. the idea of it being a scientific dead end that's
a complete misnomer that's a nonstarter every scientist that spoken about this in the past eleven days twelve days is said the same thing it probably was not recheck the o.p.c. w. would be able to identify it as such label it as such and also point the finger of suspicion at russia b. be it russia in terms of the kremlin or a rogue element on the right wing that was in which mr putin's doesn't have any you cannot that's the key thing isn't it. well the thing is that the russian representation there says that you can't identify it if you don't have it in your base and they don't because the russians say there would never was such a program as novacek and maybe it would throw away their true because maybe it no it shark is that just a nickname and an official nickname and maybe it has other names most likely this is a whole family of different nerve agents and some kind of modified form of this or
another such things that exist the documentation of this of course in russia something was smuggled out after the collapse of the soviet union that's in the possession of most likely a brit in the united states what will they disclose what will go international now it's an open question and russia is ready to deny everything out of hand you can't seriously be saying well ms marvel is all going to. wait a minute wait a minute you cannot seriously be saying that somebody ten fifteen twenty years ago smuggled agent out of russia ended up with the british and the british did what happened in seoul street two weeks ago. oh actually most likely there was they clear on how to make it and most likely samples could have been made in the west. actually that's where the allow the british to promptly figure out what the nerve agent was use your argument makes no sense whatsoever your argument
this what so when i say not my argument no it's not ok to. think it's not my argument the argument makes it isn't my argument ok what they won't you show some diplomats are saying that the british did that on purpose then on the one hand you're saying that the one hand rather ridiculous on the one hand that you are saying that the data exists to identify this stuff and make it on the other hand you're saying russia doesn't have the data to identify it or to be identified as having had the ability to know and i think on both i'm not so i didn't say that sorry ok no i'm not i'm not i didn't say that i said i was saying that what the russian officials are saying they're saying that this attack and solsbury was performed by the british themselves to harm but right to harm russia ok that's a rather ridiculous argument but that's how what the official say ok one last final
point of this story right now more west boy over or not that's another question one last final point will there be further economic sanctions that's more important one last final point that's really what the point is why is the reaction i was standing back and waiting would there be why is the reaction from russia and the reaction right calmly luhansk just let me finish the point why is the russian reaction a confluence of yes being slightly dismissive and also denying at the same time an overarching overreaching all of that we've had complete silence from the russian president. while the russian president must laugh who believes that he should not barge into he has substitutes and proxies to do his bidding and he's talking as always. the russian state never acknowledges that sunder falutin the kind of thing that they always did that he did the same during
the cold war there was a short period during the fall of the soviet union when the new russia began to say yes we worked on chemical weapons in violation of conventions we worked on biological weapons and in violation of conventions but that period was long over right now russia's just going to be stone walling but the real problem is doesn't go further than gestate for tat expulsions do we move into this fear of the punitive fick anomic sanctions and then it could get really escalate and get worse apparently in moscow they hope that it's going to end up with a lot of rhetoric with the expulsion of diplomats and that will be more or less the end of the story from the russian point of view ok we have to leave it there pavel felgenhauer always great to talk to you thank you so much for joining us from moscow ok thank you. plenty more still to come here on the news for you including we turn to china as president xi jinping is for
a second term in office plus i've. had a p.w.d. saturday by protesters get louder and angrier in brazil over the killing of a popular politician. god bill forgave my skin's by unspoiled zimbabwe aims to attract a new generation of cricketers. ok top story out of the us today the deputy director of the f.b.i. has been fined less than two days before he could have retired with full pension benefits under mccabe had been a frequent target of public condemnation by president don't trump the us president took to twitter to cheer the sacking saying andrew mccabe follow it's a great day for the hardworking men and women of the f.b.i. a great day for democracy sanctimonious james komi was his boss and made mccabe
look like a quiet boy he knew all about the law is some corruption going on at the highest levels of the f.b.i. most children has more on the controversial tenure of andrew mccabe andrew mccabe was an f.b.i. agent for twenty two years rising to deputy director and then acting director after his boss james komi was fired by the trump white house in twenty seventeen but just before he planned to retire on march eighteenth mccabe too was dismissed in a statement released late on friday night the attorney general jeff sessions said that according to an internal agency investigation quote mr mccabe had made and an authorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor including under oath a multiple occasions i have terminated the employment of andrew mccabe effective immediately. right after this mckay told the news media his firing was payback for
doing his job investigating ties between russia and donald trump's two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign as well as overseeing the probe into hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state now president trump has accused mccabe of partisan bias mccabe's wife a democrat received campaign donations from one of hillary clinton's allies then mccabe added this quote the attack on my credibility is one part of a larger effort not to just slander me personally but to taint the f.b.i. law enforcement and intelligence professionals generally it is part of this administration's ongoing war on the f.b.i. and the efforts of the special counsel analysts say robert muller who is the special counsel will want to talk to mckay but now aides now will be testifying in front of mahler and he knows a lot now what happened. during the campaign and during the
investigation mr mccain can talk about the fact that when president drama fired your rector call me that was an attempt to call me from actually going ahead with the investigation and not could be considered a structure of justice being fired means andrew mccabe might lose his retirement and health care benefits but mccabe might also have much more to gain by telling robert muller everything he knows about any russian links to the trump presidential campaign and that could mean the trumpet ministration might now have a much bigger problem on its hands rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington. one of the chinese president's close political allies has been voted in as vice president xi jinping himself has been confirmed for a second term in office with unanimous support scott higher than up from beijing.
for the first time in history the president of china took an oath of office president xi jinping raising his fist pledging loyalty to country and constitution as he begins his second five year term and that's a constitution that was changed last week during the national people's congress here in beijing. one of the biggest differences lifting term limits on the offices of presidents and vice presidents meaning this is almost certainly not the last time we will see she take the oath. also took his oath on saturday his first five year term as vice president. only one vote was cast against him out of the nearly three thousand carefully selected delegates known as a firefighter taking on tough tasks one front at the president's anti-corruption crackdown it punished more than one and a half million officials the election of won't see so on was no surprise he's a close ally of season paying and term limits have been lifted on the vice
president's role but what will be different is that his power and influence will elevate the position that's traditionally been ceremonial get things done so see his loyalty and how he can follow his order to discipline chinese officials and he has been very successful in that and i'm looking forward to seeing you would want to make sure that his power i would be stabilized to for next decade or beyond that even before the curtains close on this year's national people's congress on tuesday wang will have his work cut out one of his responsibilities is to deal with u.s. trade friction something president trump has intensified over the past few days. it's got harder al-jazeera beijing. now one of india's busiest cities could soon run out of water bangalore is a hub of high technology but growth neglect and unpredictable rainfall of combining
to make the city dry lopez has the story. bangalore is the epi center of india's high tech industry it's even nicknamed silicon valley despite all its advances in cutting edge technology it's facing a major problem water or rather the lack of it in there if you tell a big bang a little bit of what this is this is the main point of this and then if anything this that is going to make it collapse it will be because of the war but it's the city's population has doubled over the last fifteen years to more than ten million as young i.t. workers arrive to take up high tech jobs but about half of them have to rely on tankers for their water supply i would say this is because of unplanned that been a nation that's happened in the band the landscape sold a senseless irresponsible ad but there is a ship bangalore's dry fields are replacing what was once fertile and profitable land farming is now on luxury and fewer crops mean higher prices at local markets.
it's also a challenge elsewhere in india thousands of farmers marched to mumbai recently demanding more access to land and financial help from the government india is not alone in adequate supplies of water have become an international problem cape town in south africa has its own crisis to deal with after a three year drought the city is predicted to reach a day zero in early july when its water supplying reservoir sink below thirteen percent of capacity in india the supreme court is now involved last month that allowed for a new river sharing arrangement for the indian state of karnataka of which bangalore is the capital and the prices on board the call as if not a. looming problem which is when and. that we that we love must force almost everyone audio video host to pick up measures naked in order harvesting and water conservation measures it's hoped the warnings are now being treated seriously
enough that action can be taken to preserve water thank you but flowing. carty a little blue so the young al-jazeera telling you whether his stuff it's not springtime yet in europe is it not course right we haven't had a winter in doha they've kept it all for themselves in europe let's have a look at what's going on there it certainly is very cold in the northern half of the moment about three days ago or something in warsaw the maximum temperature was fifteen degrees so you're thinking maybe it's spring but now it's looking like this temperatures today have stayed below minus two that was their maximum so incredibly cold also rather wintery and it's not just poland you can see all this wet weather on the satellite picture there's been pushing its way northward now to be in some very heavy rain but where is pushed northwards and hit that cold air we've seen a lot of snow so that's where many parts of europe at the moment i think a lot of wintery weather lots of snowy weather here over parts of moscow that stretches down across the alps there and eventually out into the western parts of
europe as well of course the u.k. isn't very well equipped to deal with all this snow so we're seeing a bit of disruption there and there's more snow still to come on sunday as the worst of the begins to head away towards the west also affecting us in ireland so plenty more in the way of snow to come here and all that snow there links back up to what's going on still over parts of russia so not much changes in the eastern parts of europe as we head through into sunday and then she as we head through monday that area of snow begins to move away but all of the snow hasn't cleared yet there's the yet more for the southeast corner it's staying cold in the north but winter just isn't budging. steph thank you still ahead here on the news for you afghanistan's battle to save thousands of men and women struggling with drug addiction. every band of leaders in africa are coming together to protect the elephant. in sports tiger woods it's awful that is after only one title that.
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always going places together. welcome back here with the al-jazeera news a reminder of our top stories today about ten thousand civilians have left east and bitter in the more than syrian city of a green on saturday these are pictures from russia's defense ministry that appear to show the evacuations from the area. the u.k. prime minister to resuming says attacks on british soil will not be tolerated after the poisoning of a former spy russia's expelled twenty three british diplomats from moscow in retaliation for similar action by the u.k. so your script file and his daughter were found unconscious in the interest of
salzburg almost two weeks ago russia denies any involvement. the u.s. attorney general has fired the f.b.i.'s deputy director less than two days before he was eligible for retirement under mackay put been a frequent target of criticism from president donald trump mr mccabe was involved in the investigation into possible collusion between russia and the from the campaign during the twenty sixteen presidential election. a suicide car bombing has killed at least four people in the afghan capital kabul it happened when many people were going to work in the morning there was no immediate claim of responsibility the attack comes as pressure increases on the taliban to take up the afghan government's offer of peace talks to end a sixteen year long conflict drug production in afghanistan has been on the rise since the us led invasion in two thousand and one last year there was an increase of eighty seven percent in the amount of opium produced about one thousand times tony but he reports now from kabul where record numbers of people are turning to
drugs in desperation. in afghanistan there is a level below rock bottom it's where these lifeless expressionist drug addicts exist men who lost dignity a long time ago they've been rounded up and herded into one of the country's biggest drug rehabilitation units in kabul. these are the other victims of this never ending war collateral damage if you like people who have lost loved ones lost jobs lost hope and their numbers are growing in afghanistan every day the forty five day program of this former military warehouse complex is basic and caters for nine hundred patients the treatment consists mainly of keeping the addicts away from drugs but it can't keep them away from the desire most relapse when they leave not they're not that we need international hill we are struggling drug addiction is everywhere in the world but unfortunately it's affecting us more we have double impact one is the war and the other is that people are jobless. no rules turn to
drugs eight years ago when he lost his job he abandoned all hope and his wife and six children. my from north dakota with no job or income you have no choice but to steal and rob to get drugs addicts who have money eventually spend it all on drugs and when the money is gone they join us poor under the bridge we are no use to family society or country the bridges police doctor in kabul where the addicts live in a desolate world the afghan government estimates that three million people ten percent of the population is addicted to heroin forty percent of those are women opium cultivation is a major source of funding for the taliban and a major target for the u.s. an air campaign to destroy crops and production has been intensified. the international community's sixteen year battle against drugs in afghanistan has cost billions of dollars but poppy growing is flourishing like never before last year
there was a sixty three percent growth in land use for cultivation and an eighty seven percent increase in opium production the most in afghan history varmus of turn to poppies because there's more money in them the conventional crops but the threats from the air always there. we are worried that foreigners are the afghan government are going to destroy our fields the farmers are the ones who face the entire hardship of cultivation but the smugglers and others are the ones who benefit the most that is beyond the concern of the addicks under the poly sakta bridge their only concern is how to get the next fix they are in direct victims of this war but their image will haunt afghanistan for many years to come tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul. to see rebels in yemen say they would be prepared to hold talks with saudi arabia to end the three year war there have been reports they've been meeting in secret but both sides deny that the wars led to the world's worst humanitarian
crisis with more than twenty two million people in need of food medicine and other aid. and. there was no direct meeting between us and saudi arabia in the scots but when there was a chance for honorable peace there is no problem in having a direct dialogue between us and the saudi government that we are in a war with saudi arabia and the u.a.e. and they are using all their military capabilities on yemen we need such dialogue between parties to stop the war. more than thirty african leaders have signed a petition aimed at protecting elephants from poaching the presidents of kenya uganda and botswana leading the cole for the e.u. to ban the sale of ivory more than half of africa's savannah elephants live in those four countries the president's a part of a group called the giants club focused on saving these giant animals next graham is the founder of space for giants that's an ngo working to promote the protection and conservation of african elephants he joins us on skype from cassani in botswana
have you on the on the news which country out of those countries i just listed them the worst offenders if you will well i mean i think in terms of it is it worse depends on what because countries are going to be credible political will to once conserving xenophon's and it's one of the holds the largest population. but i would say that the components the country currently just probably facing great it's crisis mongers it's not so there isn't great pressure because it offends but it's it's the pressure on the forest elephants which is perhaps the greatest so just of a cunt because a country has the biggest population of elephants doesn't necessarily mean it has the biggest problem with the poaching of the elephants here. no i mean i think i think what we're seeing is. elephant populations across africa being in you know in freefall we've had a real challenge with almost one hundred thirty thousand militants killed just in
a seven year period almost a third of africa's atoms wiped out and so what's happening is those populations that have done really well over that period are now under great pressure so it means that the ring of poaching fire and pressure is now it's in botswana and it's a great concern have they come up with or are they about to launch any new ways to protect the animals well what's been so fantastic coming out of this giant summit and we've got some really good news that's come out of the summit which is that you know its height intelligence led operations combined with capacity building on the criminal trial process especially with prosecutions means that these countries and it's specifically are getting better at catching those in the illegal while at trade and convicting and so those are key message to come out of this summit and we've got an additional five million dollars of new money come out of the summit which can help these four countries to scale up their efforts and keep the poachers
at bay continuous in play a role here max i mean i do know from personal experience of that that you can go to places like kenya you can go on a safari and the only thing you point at an elephant is a camera and everyone who does that is very happy just to only do that. you know there's no doubt about it i mean wildlife base tourism has played a huge role at generating value from our life which is felt by local people by national governments and generates real commitments and that's no coincidence that kenya and botswana have both been forefront of protecting that. in botswana we've seen such incredible commitment that elephants why they've got so many and i think it's scaling up but model allowing and supporting tourism operators to go further afield to places like the box. and that was another key out from this summer was the importance of wildlife thanks to him how to support tourism in these countries
so that those local support for what might conservation ticket for elephants ok we have to do them good to talk to max thanks very much for coming on it's talk to you thank you very much. prince president has faced eight hours of questioning on his ties to a brazilian construction giant petro publication scheme was interviewed the day after congress was to begin impeachment proceedings against him from his mariana sanchez. they waited seven months before the president agreed to meet them said politicians of the door so-called carwash corruption investigation took their time questioning president. he's accused of corruption over his links to brazilian construction giant all they would each and the role he played in contracts for a series of government infrastructure projects. the president has known for seven
months if we detail of the issues that bring us here today he has a government lawyer so he will have the right to defend himself. after eight hours of questioning members of the multi-party committee emerged from the presidential palace will hear more about everything winter kay the president has collaborated as part of his defense tragedy. the questioning happened one day after a majority in congress voted to start impeachment proceedings against the president for a second time analysts say this has turned into producing the worst political crisis in decades. never improves history has a president been through impeachment twice in three months and after eighteen months in office even if he survives there is no guarantee there won't be another process the scenarios of this political process of very dark to say the least the president's future may now be much more complicated on thursday the state's financial intelligence unit revealed that could just be received money from all
they voted when he was a finance minister more than a decade ago the thirty four page state intelligence report says all the rich and other business groups paid millions of dollars to companies and others linked to him for consultancy contracts press. he has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing but political opponents say he's lying an opinion poll says sixty three percent of peruvians agree one to precedent to the c.e.o. it's a horrible crisis so much instability we don't know what will happen and that is corruption everywhere we want to stable country. dealings have made him deeply unpopular that i'm so angry they are still politicians are in office to steal they so you beautiful ideas and then steal it almost makes you laugh unfortunately. he has said he has nothing to hide analysts say even if he survives a second impeachment move next week he's weak and his ability to govern has already
been hampered in a sentence i just see that he might be do. ok let's go back to main story here on the news for you the ongoing exodus from eastern go to eric that is the deputy country director for syria the norwegian refugee council he joins us on the line live from amman just give us some clarity here on how many people we think have now left eastern due to say in the past two or three days well it's a difficult question just before coming on air now i spoke to my team in the massacres they've been to one of these locations where people are fleeing to that was basically four schools and only those four schools there are more than five thousand people how many in total we don't really know and that's that's one of the challenges we're facing right now ok when they get to those schools or other transit centers processing centers in damascus what happens to them at that point.
well my team today what they told us stats some of the basics are taken care of but what they see also be overcrowding too many people there are more than thousand people in each of these schools that we were there were many medical cases many children but really too many people and too few toilets too little clean water so it's really the basics which is needed but what they also see is a lot of fear and probably fear for the people who are left behind and all the fear what lies ahead because what is very important now is that people the people who flee that they are protected first of all the bombs must stop but also the people fleeing from the bombs must have some sort of protection what sort of stories are they bringing out with them i mean what was life like for them in this city while the people my colleagues met today left literally today and yesterday and
it's human stories one of the most touching stories was this old woman maybe sixty years old and her glasses were broken and she approached one of my colleagues and asked do you think you could help me with a pair of new glasses because i can't see and my colleague just told me how emotional it was to imagine what this person must have gone through and really being here at this moment and just wanting to see so really it's basic human stories of unimaginable suffering behind them and uncertainty ahead of them we're watching pictures as you and i having this conversation and it's older women mothers children younger men some fathers saying goodbye to their families are we realistically saying that certain areas in east and. i guess empty of humanity and the only people that are left there are other people fighting. i think that it's too early to say. it's not empty of humanity if that there are people there.
our information is that there are still people civilians people who are maybe. who have fear or fleeing because they don't know what will happen to them so. i would say no i have not been there myself but to say that there are no humans left only fighters i think is wrong and really what is needed is a stop in the bombing falling in the fighting and that we can address the human needs inside of us and with on the people who are leaving state t.v. is telling people to leave why would they want to stay there seems to be very little there because of uncertainty and fear of what might happen when they leave their stories of all the places where people might have gone missing and this is why it's important that there is some sort of international presence in monitoring this so the u.n. or the international red cross that they can be there and protect people when they
they face this life crisis and uncertainty but saying that it's also important to really recognize the heroic efforts of local humanitarians inside east newton now outside who are really helping their neighbors so that is also the hope i have to see syrian neighbors helping their neighbors so. but yeah the people are not leaving some people are not leaving because of fear of what. certainty that lies ahead erica built in amman thank you for your time. angers mounting in brazil over the death of a popular politician city councilor marielle franco was shot on weapons day in what's being called an assassination she was an outspoken critic of police violence has rocked matheson. brazilian voices raised in i go for a second day after the shooting of mahdi allah franco who supporters say gave her voice to the poorest of rio's teaming for violence. but i'm not here and i'm here
not just for mariela but for many other women and people from the periphery we have the idea that it doesn't matter what color you are and it doesn't matter where you come from if you have an important cause you should be respected for that. idea franco was a gay black woman who regularly condemned police aggression in rio's poorest areas she was shot four times in the head as she sat in her car the police say she was targeted deliberately in the last year the number of killings of the generator was once two hundred people killed by the police in rio de janeiro and that was the highest number since the numbers of record so we have a huge problem that we have a problem but we are in the if well funded election we're going to have elections. in october. keating also sounds like a message for people who was the woes of politics just the name of the boys
brazil's president to michel tema has promised a full and transparent investigation in february tema put the army in charge of security in rio de janeiro a move condemned by mariella franco and some of those demonstrating in brazilian cities which would actually add to this i am here for black women who make it despite all the difficulties and for all of those who don't make it those who are down in the those who have been killed by the state which is killing us every day. a vocal critic of brazil secure. forces may have been silenced but her supporters are still determined to be her rock matheson. still to come here on al-jazeera the first ever goal for china at the winter paralympics on all of the details just ahead in the sports news when we come back.
train and equip the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists people in power investigates how the u.s. supplies soviet style weapons to its allies through private company to spend the u.s. government could wash their hands and say what we need to know where it was coming from so weapon that was supplied by the u.s. government may well end up being pointed at u.s. soldiers yes absolutely we pick it up less than two months off in the professional america's guns secret pipeline to syria and this time on al jazeera and monday put it well 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 full dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their countries haven't truly been able to escape the york.
times this was news hisa thank you very much peter well number one simona halep and seven time grand slam champion they miss williams and have both suffered salk defeats in the semifinals at the indian wells. it was beaten by the unseeded now me both sack of japan in straight sets well number forty four has also won against my sharp over carolina this week didn't win a single game in the second set moved in to for her first at the one of the most important events outside of the for me. and world number one thousand.
stand williams and the other semi the russian came back from a set down to beat the thirty seven year old. is closing in on what would be the biggest title when appropriate so far. in the men's draw juan martin del potro set up a semifinal around it should throw beating germany's philipp kohlschreiber to reach the last four or defender a face is a born a core each of croatia and the other seven. just a united will be looking to put the disappointment of the u.s. or champions league exit behind them late on saturday when they host brighton in the quarter finals of the english f.a. cup tottenham looked on course to book their place in the last four less than twenty minutes of their match it was left to play and maurice to push into the men lead three nil tiger woods a has hit trouble in his effort to win a title for the first time in five years woods has won the on the palm and the
taishan or a record eight times during his career but is seven shots off the lead to after a second round of seventy two in florida i think it's the fact that i've played under the gun so many times here and i've won so many terminals that i've experienced many different things so you're for me ways of winning and i think that's. and cautioning that it can come from being in a lot of different scenarios a lot of wins under so many different scenarios while the penultimate day of the winter paralympics and beyond tango has been a golden one for china they won their first ever winter paralympic gold medal in the mix carling norway in the final this is also just their first medal of these games and it's a big boost for the nation who will host the next paralympics in beijing in four years time well here's how the medal tables looking with just one day of
competition left is the usa were still in control with twelve gold medals in neutral the paralympic athletes and canada both have eight golds germany and the ukraine round out the top five zimbabwe's cricket team is looking good for a place at next is cup in england the team are top of the final qualifying group after went over island on friday years of economic and political turmoil in zimbabwe have affected participation levels in the sport but as how tough are reports the game is now making a comeback zimbabwe's national cricket team has surprised many local fans they've made it into the last sixteen years fighting it out for two final spots at next year's cricket world cup being held in england zimbabwe used to regularly play against a top national sides in the world. but the political and financial crises june robert mugabe's rule hurt the game some senior many white players left in protest
leaving behind a young inexperienced players who had the daunting task of picking up the pieces. he was forced to resign in november. what is now president some fans and players hope a new beginning for the country will also be a new beginning for cricket and we've had some challenges in the past and i think you know just what with the changes that have happened in the country i hope that we can play our little part and do well you know we're representing fifteen million people in our country and if we can if we can do well and fly the father flood car then yeah it'll be good for for cricket in this country in the for the future of cricket. in recent years the team has struggled against other international sides. but they say playing on home soil in the super sixes qualifying tournament gives them an advantage and gets more young people interested in the sport with all these games being played here at home that's a lot more younger people watching and i love more than the people interested in
the sport i mean that's always sort of coming our turn watching all your twelve year old troy. international teams are playing in zimbabwe inspires him encourages young people by seeing shards playing people playing and people playing. beautiful game nice. football remains more popular than cricket in zimbabwe some people here believe cricket is an elitist sport some schools are trying to change that perception it's a poor school the bats and balls are several years old they're really good players and i'm dreading cricket academy and maybe one day play for the national team it's been a bumpy road national side players know they still a lot of work to do the more matches they win could raise the profile of cricket and return zimbabwe's. national team to form a place competing with the world's elite. al-jazeera has. a less is full from
behind about peter son of thanks very much and when we come back in a couple of minutes we'll have the very latest on what's going on in and around eastern in syria plus we'll get reaction to those comments from theresa may about the ongoing russian spy scandal we will be back with you in a couple of minutes we'll see you then. a global economic superpower that's underperformed in the world of football when used explores how china is now spending billions in his quest to conquer the beautiful game. at this time an al-jazeera eight candidates but only one likely winner but he may bruton's tight grip on the kremlin as they see years now and when the russian people voice on march the eighth there is every indication that they will return him to is the fourth presidential term. follow the russian elections
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because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join a sunset 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 and just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. at least ten thousand civilians are reported to have left east and in syria a few hours ago.