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hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up three people have been killed after a gunman hijacks a car and takes hostages in a supermarket in southern france. bombed into submission the second largest rebel group strikes a deal to leave the syrian enclave of eastern ghouta. zimbabwe's former first lady grace mugabe is implicated in an illegal ivory smuggling ring. china responds to president trump stars by threatening to impose three billion dollars worth of their own u.s. imports is the trade war escalates. in sport afghanistan are all my whites was second straight cricket world cup they beat all and in a win it's like all qualifier to claim their place at next year's tournament in england. at least three people have been killed and sixteen others injured in
a series of attacks in southern france the suspect hijacked a car and shot at police officers before taking hostages in a supermarket in the town of trent. says the gunman who's been identified as twenty six year old red wine light camera was acting on its behalf a woman has been arrested that's the reports. as police investigated the scene in the town of type in southwest france a clearer picture began to emerge of the man who'd killed three people and wounded more than a dozen others in a shooting rampage in three locations before he was killed by police the paris prosecutors said twenty six year old rader one luck to him was born in morocco but lived locally and had become radicalized you're meant to do to look dog the moment to the super. market by shouting allah akbar and stated he was a soldier i sew and ready to die for syria he was asking for the brothers before shooting a customer
a member of staff they both died instantly in two thousand and seventeen he was under surveillance but there's no signs of indicating he would carry out a terrorist attack the attack took place in three stages first encounter on the gunman carjacked a white opel car wounding the driver and killing his passenger then stealing caucus on the gunman shot and wounded one of a group of four police officers who were out jogging in the street it was only then that the gunman drove eight kilometers to the town of type where he attacked a supermarket took hostages and killed two more victims the violence has shaken people across the community it was you know. i took cover because he saw me and then he followed me with a knife perhaps he had no more bullets left so i did what anyone else would do i managed to get out through an emergency exit french president emmanuel makkal had been in brussels at a european summit as news of the attack came through after returning to paris he
said france continue to be under threat. of the knee for some years we have paid the price in blood in order to discover the cost of the terrorist threat our soldiers abroad are risking their lives to reduce the threat from iraq and syria our forces of law and order do everything in their power to identify threats and neutralize them. now that it's clear the red one lacked in was known to the french intelligence services and had spent time in prison many people in france will be wondering how a man with such a profile could have slipped under the radar obtained weapons and caused so much carnage it's actually butler al jazeera treb. well david joins us live from tribe now and david difficult and how are we in day for the community there what's the mood the atmosphere been like. but i am like in all these situations i think the main question here in this small town is why are those and that's
a very good question it seems to be that he was on a a shooting spree but why on earth did he choose that is the main question everybody's asking here when i arrived and there were lots of people in the street all holding each other having very quiet conversations with each other highly distressed because there are three schools in this area on the outskirts of trade where the supermarket is behind me and you can imagine what it was like when the shooting started the police arrived the hostages were taken everybody is asking why ours are our family involved are our friends involved it's a small community so this has had a real impact it is quite extraordinary though the heroism shown by the a colonel in the gendarmes who managed to persuade the gunman to swap hostages so he went in with his phone on his mobile phone on so the swat teams outside could
listen to what was happening and that was a hugely courageous thing for him to do and he's now fighting for his life in hospital he was shot several times by the gunman and the shooting started the swat team going in to try and rescue him so i imagine that tonight this whole community is wondering you know why this happened why the police didn't find him why there were no warnings where are the security forces and french intelligence failing and that's. a reasonable question to our specialty because there's so much trauma going on in the town behind me and that's the question the security forces and french intelligence will have to answer thank you very much david chaytor france on the latest from chad. another rebel group has agreed to pull out just outside syria's capital damascus they like long controls territory in the southern part of the enclave which has been under intense government attack for
more than a month earlier this week fighters from the group agreed to an evacuation deal the government is now targeting duma where a third rebel group is still holding out and harder reports from beirut. there is no ceasefire here the pro-government alliance is bombing into submission the densely populated town of the northern pocket of the now divided eastern who to and claim is controlled by the rebel faction. the russian military and the syrian government want the rebels to surrender negotiations have stalled i. do not in particular demonstrate that there is still ongoing very active and violent as deliveries and people continue to be disgraced there's really no safe place in a lot of these areas as well as report that they've been sheltering in underground shelters in basements that even have not been able to be limited from the violence
syrians who aren't afraid to go to government controlled territory have been streaming out of dubai for days numbers vary but syrian state media so they are leaving the besieged town in their thousands passing through the government checkpoint that. hundreds remain trapped in particularly those who fear arrest or even execution because of their role in the opposition they are demanding an internationally monitored safe passage to other rebel held areas. those people are wanted by the state for opposition related activities they include medical activists civil defense volunteers and medics the united nations says there are one thousand humanitarian and medical workers who are trapped in eastern with their families who fear for their future the government calls them terrorists accusing them of hiding behind humanitarian work the syrian army and its allies have recaptured most of the rebel controlled enclave in what has been one of the fiercest bombing campaigns in the past seven years the remaining towns in the
southern part of the enclave are controlled by filing. that rebel faction agreed to what amounts to a surrender deal with the russian military it says it wants to end the suffering of the people at whatever cost that cost involved leaving their lives and homes behind . several thousand are being bussed from a town once controlled by a a sham fighters who are now along with their families on their way to the rebel held province of idlib in the northwest it has become a place where rebels who agreed to hand over territory to the government are sent and more often than not civilians accompany them but it isn't safe it too is a target for the government's armed forces which are vowing to recapture the whole country. beirut when out of afghanistan where at least sixteen people have been killed after a suicide bombing in the south of the country and now the force has been injured after a car exploded outside a sports stadium in the city of lashkar gah in helmand province the blast happened
as people were leaving a wrestling gang that was taking place in the stadium. has more from kabul. president danny. put out a statement condemning this attack and he said that this attack is horrific and it has been carried out by the enemies of afghanistan now we also spoke to our number of officers in helmand province the deputy governor of helmand province is soon to was at the hospital to check on the wounded people there has been clear orders from the from up of to how the wounded people now among the casualties we heard reports of provincial officers being wounded or killed but so far no information on that but most of the severe and most of the casualties in this attack remains to be civilians. human rights groups and the king's u.a.e. banks militias have kept napping and torturing people in yemen some have suggested
as many as fifteen thousand could have been affected al jazeera has spoken to the relatives of the missing who are calling for their safe return as our bench of a reports. many in southern yemen are demanding to know where their missing relatives are and human rights groups are accusing militias which are backed by the united arab emirates of making arbitrary arrests in aden and large they say some detainees have been tortured and others are banned from contacting their families testimonies given to al-jazeera provide new insight into how young men are disappearing. i'm from thais i'm the sister of junior's abdul hamid nasser he was studying a college and we don't know his whereabouts for more than a year no one can find him money and her mother photocopied them less than i he was arrested by a morality backed forces at a checkpoint in aden my son is seventeen years old he was the sole breadwinner after my husband died he went to eighty one to support me and his five sisters
after more than a year and a half of his arrest someone from the prison called me and said i'm doing you a favor talk to. her son when i talk to him he said mother help me get out of here i'm going to die. you a military which is part of the saudi led coalition fighting hooty even yemen has repeatedly denied running secret prisons but for months detainees have been describing how they were abducted and tortured and often have to cut my brother ahmed wali he was in the second year at the university of aden one day he came to visit us in thai is when he was returning home he was arrested we found out that he was in prison that there achmet and prison and you had a lot of god my brother. was working at a restaurant in the agency shake off money area one day his friends called us and told us that iraqi forces brutally attacked him and arrested him we've been looking
for him for a year and a half we urge the international community to help us look for them. the advocacy group called the mothers of a big d's association says more than fifteen thousand yemenis have either been arrested or disappeared and there has been an uptick in the matter in our arbitrary detentions but also in force disappearances across the country and by all sides to the conflict in the south the security bill of courses which are about by the u.a.e. there have been very credible investigations into a vast number of secret detention centers where hundreds of men and boys are being arbitrarily detained and for months at a time without having any contact with the outside world the three year war in yemen has caused a complete breakdown of law and order especially in the south where militias operate beyond the control of the courts and the internationally recognized government in addition to disappearances and torture militia backed by the us are
accused of executions and assassinations as well great groups the journalists clerics and high profile politicians have all been targeted at civilians are increasingly at the mercy of powerful on groups. some of the job either of those are you watching the news hour still ahead peru has a new president after his predecessor resigns amid allegations of corruption. is writing secular attacks against palestinians in the occupied west bank are rising we talk to people is jobs have become a daily gamble and then later in sport the same bowl continues as unlikely as to make it as a professional footballer. zimbabwe's former first lady grace mugabe is being investigated for alleged involvement in a massive illegal ivory smuggling operation as follows a three month investigation by an undercover journalist and the seizure of
a two hundred kilogram package of any legal ivory at harare airport. there is malcolm lab reports from johannesburg in neighboring south africa recently granted this group do not know when adrian stern went undercover as an ivory buyer in zimbabwe he says he received more death threats than he can count he's a wildlife photographer who began investigating the illegal ivory trade in december speaking exclusively to our zira he says young covered a poaching and smuggling syndicate which he believes is led by the former first lady grace mugabe ivory which is being sourced either from the national parks vote bank the food or from live elephants being killed by poaching syndicates the syndicate within sale to grace my god he's quite ill she would then be able to pack that and send it out through the airport anything through that airport that was the property of the first lady was not searched or scanned in any way stern got the
documents undercover videos and testimonies which she showed to al jazeera as investigative unit he says they expose the syndicate and the former first lady's involvement this is the vote from where he says tens of millions of dollars of ivory and rhino horn was stolen when he presented evidence to zimbabwe's wildlife authority they allowed him in to allege smugglers have since been charged with possession of ivory and the investigations been opened a special advisor to president emerson. confirmed to al-jazeera in a written statement that the government of zimbabwe will seek answers from all parties implicated in this matter including former first lady grace mugabe about their knowledge of the illegal export of prohibited items from our country. al-jazeera contacted grace mcgarvie staff lawyers and relatives for comment he didn't respond during the presidency of a husband robert she was a controversial figure earning the nickname gucci great for her extravagant
shopping sprees. hopes of succeeding him were dashed when the army forced him from power in november and mango took over three weeks later this shipment of two hundred kilograms of ivory was seized harare's airport stern says his investigations on covered evidence which appears to connect it to grace mcgarvie and the smuggling syndicate the new government keen to clean up its international image after decades of mugabe rule since the change of power the poaching in the smuggling investigation is the first major challenge to the gobby family dynasty malcolm web al-jazeera johannesburg south africa. also discuss this and more i'm joined via skype by a well travers is president of the u.k. based conservation charity born free foundation thank you very much for speaking to us a little surprised by his alleged involvement in this ivory slugging operation. well that the allegations are perhaps not surprising but they are still shocking. at the
situation in zimbabwe has been extremely volatile for a very long time and you know we're talking about stockpiles of ivory in the country around one hundred tons one hundred thousand kilos of ivory and according to the daily news which is a zimbabwean meijer operation grateful gobby was able to go raid that stockpile at will in order to so ivory and raise funds it's shocking but it's not entirely surprising significant evidence that's been uncovered in this al jazeera investigation do you have confidence that their government will act that there will be a crackdown on the activities of the syndicate. well i think that the president the new president is very keen to as it were rehabilitate the country back into the international community to demonstrate that he and his new government are willing to take the measures necessary to crack down on illegal wildlife trade amongst many
other things and to stamp out corruption and i think he's making all the right noises i wish him well i hope it's a success because zimbabwe has a fantastic natural heritage that it deserves protection deserves looking after and it has been pillaged in recent years and it's very important that if he demonstrates the right actions that the international community swings behind him and gives him and his government the support that's necessary and it's also quite a slave operation you have a thriving of ivory it sell to clients and then a connection within the government that sees it as a. get through the other end where else is this happening on the continent where it has been happening in multiple locations and of course once you start to get to near the top and i'm very impressed by adrian stearns investigation once you get to
near the top you run a very significant risk one of the ivy investigators in kenya has been badly martin was killed murdered i believe only a few weeks ago and then last year there was another top investigator in tanzania who was also assassinated so it just shows how dangerous this trade is and how you know when big money is involved terrible things can happen but i really feel that zimbabwe has an amazing opportunity to rehabilitate itself to bring itself back into the initial international community of nations and one way that it can do that is to hold people to account without fear or favor whoever they are and make sure that they're brought to book. well thank you very much will travis for sharing your thoughts on this story with us from the born free foundation global stock markets have been suffering declines as a result of fears over an escalating trade war between the world's two biggest economies china is urging the u.s. to pull back from the brink of anxious that three billion dollars tariffs on u.s.
imports when it comes after president trying to impose a sixty billion dollars worth of tax on chinese goods on thursday scott high has more from shanghai firing back china responded within hours to president donald trump's announcement of the tariffs beijing said it's planning to impose three billion dollars in tariffs of its own targeting one hundred twenty eight u.s. goods bound for china focusing on agriculture wine fruit nuts and pork products but also recycled aluminum and steel pipes this is china vowed it will not back down from a trade war while insisting the friction should be resolved through negotiations. if the dispute continues china says it could damage the broader picture of cooperation between the world's two largest economies it's telling the us to pull back from the brink. it's a destructive move china and the us so will trade lead i think it's going to
escalate gradually it will damage the economic relationship between the two countries and that will have a negative impact on the global economy both nations have said they're going to start legal action through the world trade organization here in china's commercial capital shanghai there's growing concern over a trade war with the u.s. they're worried about jobs in their worried about chinese businesses. that may affect employment in china since export is a big part of china's economy there's a lot of low an industry for the many people whose jobs are dependent on exports. so i watch a lot of news of course china will fight back but the point of doing business is that we both we are it doesn't work if america is the only leader china has to protect is. the increased trade tension could prove to be a challenge for chinese president xi jinping who by a measure passed during the national people's congress earlier this month can remain as leader indefinitely a big trade war with the u.s.
could slow china's rapid growth critical to his long term vision it's got harder al-jazeera shanghai. u.s. president to sign a one point three trillion dollars spending bill to avoid another government shutdown this is a time around from his position. when he threatened to veto the bill because of a lack of funding has proposed orderable with mexico congress has passed a measure to avert what would have been the third shutdown of the u.s. government. well. until now the vice president has been sworn in as president this is after the congress accepted the resignation of president. who quit to avoid impeachment of a corruption allegations. here in congress but just a few weeks ago an opinion poll eighty one percent of. a
taste of this congress. removed him from transport minister now. president. said in his speech. to turn the page and to work in favor of reconstruction. and to work for education in the country but it will be difficult to see. where the feet get the strength to counter the very. adverse lead by popular majority the majority party. who has. lost the election to govern. from this congress and that's what she's been doing all along. has been an increase in illegal israeli attacks against palestinians in
the occupied west bank since the start of the year this is according to the united nations. has been speaking to palestinian victims there about the daily struggle to protect themselves. taking the sheep to pastor has become a daily gamble for federer a young his village i know booze is surrounded by several illegal jewish settlements up there on the hills and more and more often settlers come down. in one week he came twice the first time i was alone and there were eighteen of them i told one of them that i had called the police but they didn't go away my main worry was the sheep and six more attacked me and the others headed towards the sheep he stole some of i couldn't do anything alone. zaf it was wounded in the head and says he lost a third of his life stuck this video shot by the organization rabbis for human rights shows the second attack a few days later about twenty settlers many must seem throwing stones at
palestinians with israeli soldiers standing by the un says the weekly average of settler attacks has increased by fifty percent since the beginning of the year these are not isolated incidents such as attacks happen a bit all over the occupied west bank and there's very little people can do simply because israel is in charge of the security in about eighty percent of the palestinian territory and palestinian security forces are not allowed to operate in those areas the village of the fed is in the so-called area which means that palestinians have only civilian control security matters are indeed hands of the occupying forces by. the army itself attacks palestinians with tear gas and rubber coated bullets even when it's the settlers who are provoking and the palestinians are trying to protect the villages no settler is ever detained only
palestinians. legal proceedings rarely reach a conclusion only eight percent of all complaints filed have led to an indictment less than half to a conviction it's wide the families say they never filed a complaint at a time when they come under attack by the neighbors settlers on a nearly weekly basis they have reinforced all their windows with metal netting and bars and the string to quickly pulled the shutters in case of trouble. it's been a long time since we had them wide open we don't feel like we're in a prison that we will stand our house it's our harmony the israeli army told them that it takes such incidents very seriously and will operate to bring the suspects to justice but in his latest report israel's state controller criticized israeli police in the west bank for failing to investigate crimes against palestinians
which violate international put up that hamid al-jazeera in the occupied west bank said i have for you on the program the diplomatic route of the poisoning of a russian spy deepens as the e.u. recalls its ambassador in moscow going to be in chile where private ownership of water is taking its toll on the country's poorest communities and the formula one season is officially under way find out how the defending world champion fad on day one. how i work at moderate now pushing into much of europe so it will turn somewhat warmer as we go on through the next few days it says every cloud pushing in from the south there so we always dragging out the other the higher temperatures and
with the southerly breeze actually just swirling around these areas of low pressure we saw a fair amount of the dust coming in across greece this is the same in athens on thursday red reading skies as the past moved in across the city will see that's a moderate continue to push its way further north which of these are just be going through the next few days the temperatures will gradually nudge the way up sixteen celsius in essence thirteen degrees in rome at the same time a dragon in moderate from the atlantic a thirteen there in paris double figures for london that's some really wet weather pushing across spain and portugal to that western side of the middle of the sarabia so the valley erik's seeing some rather stormy weather over the next day or two that will remain the case as we go through sunday twelve to gratian that is up towards the northwest and colder central areas looking fine a drive into double figures there for berlin and also for war so that wet weather around the western med that will push into italy easing back over towards grace but it should be somewhat dry and brighter to the east.
the truck the nation to its core and exposed hundreds of cool to fishing. in brides just to show you the most dangerous cool movie t one and sometimes take a spot or an edifice to go up a custom of fine things judicial corruption as. i have. come out of my town in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera and examine the man extraordinary battle for justice in donna. and monday put it world 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 the days looking forward to full dry riverbeds like this one five years on the syrians
still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. welcome back a quick recap of the top stories now three people have been killed in southwestern france when a gunman hijacked a car and took hostages in a supermarket the twenty six year old suspect has been shot dead by police the second largest rebel group in the syrian enclave of east and has agreed to surrender it follows a deal that was agreed that earlier this week for rebel fighters to be evacuated from the town of harasta in the northern city of idlib and in afghanistan at least
sixteen people have been killed after an explosion in lashkar in helmand province forty others have been injured the bomb went off as people were leaving a wrestling match. now the european union has approved a twenty one month transition period after the u.k. leaves the block and launch twenty nineteen the british prime minister to resign may has welcomed this move which is intended to help businesses deal with breaks it she was in brussels for an e.u. summit on a b phillips has been following developments. brock's it was another issue at the top of the agenda and for once things seem to have gone very smoothly the e.u. has adopted its negotiating guidelines for its future relationship with the u.k. very quickly to the head of the european commission said it took less than half a minute to reach agreement on this those guidelines in visage a free trade agreement with the united kingdom but the e.u. believes that the u.k.'s red lines its insistence on leaving the customs union and
the single market will inevitably bring friction into trade and will bring bad economic consequences the e.u. says particularly for the u.k. well we'll have to see how the actual talks unfold and remember with the brics negotiations one very important caveat nothing is agreed until everything is agreed in other words no matter how much incremental progress in till there is agreement on the entire package presumably later this year it does not actually mean it's signed sealed and delivered. well and all the developments the e.u. has recalled its ambassador in moscow as the diplomatic rally over the poisoning of a former russian spy deepens indeed as a backing britain's view that moscow is likely to blame for the nerve agent attack on sergei and his daughter junia earlier this month but russia denies the allegations from moscow challenge reports. first applauded by their colleagues
staying behind them driven out of the british embassy in moscow perhaps never to return for many rounds to the british diplomatic star from their families to cash their flights home they were required to leave by midnight moscow time for tips for taps response to the british government's expulsion of russian diplomats the u.k. says we're working a secret spies the departure of the british diplomats from the embassy here in moscow to drop the ten. sure even if in this new and particularly frosty phase in the u.k. russia relationship a long game is proving successful in persuading for additional allies to back it up perhaps where some in moscow might have doubted its ability to do so the poisoning of a gay and yulia script all in the southern english city of souls brief featured high on the agenda at the e.u. spring summit in brussels british prime minister to resign may has been lobbying european leaders to blame russia for the strike that russia poses respects no
borders and as he says it is a threat to our values and she's right that here in the e.u. council we are standing together while poles there's fondues it appears the intelligence on the attack she says she's shared with european colleagues has convinced them that the british assessment is correct beyond is along a disputed we had a long discussion but reached a broad consensus that all evidence points to russia big link to this attack and there's really no other explanation all member states agreed with this point of view and we will monitor the situation to see what happens next the british have shared their information with the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and we will await their that. the e.u. has recalled its ambassador to moscow for consultations in brussels over the script . russia's foreign ministry which is trying to convince the world's the russia is the injured party here is protesting at the way things are going since really. the
way you have to think we'd be great to that instead of referring to international law the european union has preferred to go on the path of another on t.v. russian campaign instigated by london police transoceanic allies with an obvious goal to put another hurdle in the way of normalization of the situation on the european continent. it's not yet clear water happens next but various leaders of e.u. countries have confirms they're considering expanding russian diplomats to these the scenes we may see repeated in the days to come rory chalons how to zero bhaskar . investigators from the u.k. data watchdog have entered the offices of cambridge analytic a week after revelations the company misuse data from facebook is comes after a high court judge granted a search warrant for that building in central london last week a whistleblower revealed the company harvested the private information of millions of facebook users to support donald trump's twenty sixteen u.s. campaign now five cats and politicians have been charged with rebellion and sent to
jail by a spanish supreme court the officials include the for my cattle and parliamentary speaker carm a folk adele and x. catalan minister jordi tural spain's top prosecutor called for the sentence because he said there was a high risk of them repeating their crimes. an estimated fifty five thousand people in poland demonstrated against proposals to make it harder to have an abortion poland already has one of the strictest abortion laws in europe illegal terminations a commonplace and many women go abroad and the highwood has more. marching towards poland's parliament signs of defiance was thousands of women and men coming together to fight plans to make it harder top of the bullshit in poland where the norse already some of the most restrictive in the european union. told me i have two values that's why i'm here it's compassion and respect for women
and respect for laws they want and limits human rights and it's only human rights we cannot show about human rights when we exclude fifty percent of population the current law allows women to have an abortion if there's a risk to their life or their health or their pregnancy is the result of rape or incest and if there's irreversible damage to the fetus the new law would ban all abortions in cases of fetal abnormality it's about being pregnant and knowing that the child that you're carrying is going to die actually and die in pain and that's what the church wants from us and that's what the government wants from us and they have no idea what they are talking about. in twenty sixteen an attempt by the government to restrict abortion was dropped off to large scale protests this new bill put forward by civic group is backed by the catholic church and m.p.'s from poland's ruling party. this latest considered another example of the
battle between hard line conservatives the more liberal elements in poder society anti abortion campaigners say a change to the current law would save lives i am deeply shocked that. anyone could . go out. to the streets and promotes the right to kill the weak and most harmless people you can imagine so the disabled children in the arms of her of their mothers un human rights experts are calling on the polish government to reject the bill campaigners on both sides for having to pike tom and the heywood al jazeera. zimbabwe's junior doctors are continuing to strike for better wages and nationwide walkout is also trying to pressure the government to do more to fix a struggling health care system with many hospitals lacking basic equipment and access to many essential drugs. was at
a rally and harare junior doctors in zimbabwe have been on a strike for nearly a month they demanding better pay and working conditions they say their basic salary is three hundred and twenty nine dollars a month they do get some allowances but they insist it's not enough they feel the government is ignoring them they feel the government isn't taking them seriously is an angry and the frustration the. frustrated every day you see patients but there's no equipment there no gloves these visually not the your patients going to have access to blood so it's is though is the experience of then on top of that a doctor in the hundred doctors a dangerous to. the minister himself to the house of straw the teaching assistant to think that there's going to be engaged in it from the procedure to fix these issues because clearly it has now gone beyond the capabilities of the minister and his officers zimbabwe's government is broke it's
a shortage of foreign currency the ministry of health has made some striking doctors trying to convince them to go back to what was offered every offer the city put on the table has been rejected it seems the patients who are suffering the most in many public hospitals there aren't even essential drugs some of the doctors who are on strike i've been complaining say that there are days when they don't even have gloves to do their work right now there's no indication when the strike is going to end and a lot of people are watching the situation very very closely as a health situation in zimbabwe continues to deteriorate. going shopping or eating out and somalia has become more expensive and many customers don't like it around great the government imposing a five percent sales tax for the first time. yes but the government says the tax is crucial to economic recovery from one condition hunted at our ports. mogadishu's lido beach is a sign of somalia's growing sense of optimism at its coffers with shaded table sit
clients mainly middle mogadishu's welfare elite sipping expensive coffee but these days they're having to pay more for their food and drinks the government has just introduced a five percent sales tax for the first time in almost thirty years many are unhappy . i just paid three dollars of tax yet i don't trust the government they have missed my needs revenue from other sources including don't know if child this tax will not be different than the reaction of somali traders to the tax has been more dramatic. shops and stores in mogadishu spalling but car market which is a lifeline for the city and surrounding areas remain closed for days the traders were particularly and get by the governments and sisters that they pay the value added tax up front for the mother said we had meetings with the prime minister in his finance minister to voice our complaints the meetings was inconclusive we've been decided to shut our businesses in protests. businesses have since we opened
signalling a fast round of victory for the government of the last we explained that there was no going back on the stacks and that it must be paid for the sake of the nation of somalia people relented and now more and more people are stepping forward to register for taxation government officials say revenue from taxes will be distributed across the regions of the country to fund health care education infrastructure and security tax collection is also a key condition for that relief for somalia from the international monetary fund and the world bank somalia also around four billion dollars mostly with interest and penalties on nearly three decade old lawrence made to the former military government whose overthrow in one thousand nine to one and plunged the country into years of lawlessness. that makes it almost impossible for mogadishu to access money from international organizations like the i.m.f.
forcing it to rely almost entirely on aid for its budget with some some loss of to please the optimism that somalia might up a marked down the road to solve reliance but in taxing a mission that us in little more lives in almost three decades officials admit they're placing a daunting task mamadou alters you know we're going to. now as the world water forum in brazil comes to an end we look at latin america with its rich water resources from which not everyone benefits almost a third of the world's fresh water is found in latin america but droughts a comment in some countries including mexico and chile around thirty million million latin americans in rural areas don't have safe drinking water. sewage disposal in these areas is also a problem affecting one hundred million people and just twenty percent of waste water a street in even rivers and coastal areas polluted and exposing the population to disease when in chile water and land rights are considered separate under
a unique law dating back to the country's military dictatorship but the country's free market system is increasingly coming under fire as water supplies become more on reliable as possible first series our latin america is have you seen anyone reports from the town of buying. a seventy year old piece is the last farmer left on what was at one time a lush agricultural area just an hour from chile's capital but now there's no water not even for his horses. that for more than a century provided water for residents and agriculture has all but dried up and as elsewhere in the country it's brought on by drought the over use of local aquifers and according to many a privatized water supply system you'll be able to get. i think the government should intervene and make a lot to bring water from that and goes into a river here but there are people who divert the water because they own it and they
prefer it ends up in the ocean in order to create scarcity and then sell it to. chile's current water supply laws were introduced within thirty five years ago by former military leader. it's a system governed by free markets rules with reduced state oversight too often at the expense of poor communities. that separation of water and land rights has brought some problems for traditional farmers and has benefited audacious businessman and some speculators which is what we're trying to combat. chile's government has increased fines to prevent hoarding a comprehensive reform bill to better protect the eco system and people's human right to potable water is now before congress. but officials say the source of the problem is not just who owns the water but also be increasing demands of agriculture and industry ten years ago people used to come right here where i'm standing to go sailing and the extreme reduction of the water levels of the lagoon
is caused not just by an over exploitation of a vital resort but by climate change and this will soon have a dramatic impact on water supplies to the capitals on. a recent study suggests that by two thousand and seventy cents will have forty two percent less water experts say relying on nature to solve this looming crisis is not enough we need to get another supply we depend largely on coal much rain or snow we have in a given year or water from all the bases ocean navy water. in the meantime those who depended on the. will have to look elsewhere for water if they are to save their way of life to sea and human just sida by nick chile. coming up very shortly also. to stay away from a beach filled with stranded. because of the great white sharks. and then
business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together. looking back more than one hundred whales have died after a mass be changed in western australia rescuers have been trying to help the one hundred fifty pilot whales to get back out to sea but all that fifteen have now died the group came ashore in hamelin bay at the southwestern tip of australia under thomas reports. a fisherman found the pilot whales in
distress early on friday morning. volunteers ran to the beach but couldn't save many. back in the water they actually come back. again i watch one of them happens three times and still he wouldn't see local government workers brought trucks on to the beach to remove the carcasses. there. but i think. it will. help. the whales beached themselves in exactly the same place as a group of eighty did on exactly the same day in two thousand and nine no one knows for sure why beached themselves these did in new zealand last year some think it group tried to rescue
a single whale and get stuck themselves others speculate they get confused by submarine sonar rough weather is another possibility scientists will carry out autopsies on the carcasses to look for clues an opportunity like this is one that vets and other marine experts will definitely take on board so they can learn more about what these animals eighty you as well as the different sizes it was a family say on a lot of females males young calves this provides really good interesting information that scientists will benefit in the long run the priority now is clearing the carcasses before they float away dead whales in the sea attract great white sharks close to shore and people police are warning them not to go swimming now to thomas al-jazeera sydney. with. thank you so much myron well afghanistan of claim the tenth and final place in next year's cricket world cup in england they beat island by five wickets at the
qualifying event being hosted by zimbabwe this win for afghanistan that eliminated ireland was the culmination of the toughest world cup qualification process in twenty five years arland restricted heads with score of two hundred nine to seven in their fifty overs it was paul's world governing body the i.c.c. has been criticised for reducing the size of the game's highest profile events it means teams like zimbabwe nepal scotland and the united arab emirates of all this doubts that afghanistan made sure of their prize winning in harare with five balls to spare the country into the world cup for the second time. for the fifty over world cup has become the incredible shrinking tournament next year's event in england will include just ten teams that is the smallest number since the nine hundred ninety two edition where nine countries took part in twenty fifteen fourteen countries were in action ireland afghanistan scotland and the u.a.e.
all included the biggest ever world cup was hosted by the west indies in two thousand and seven sixteen countries were there including canada but muta kenya the netherlands well earlier on i spoke to the cricket writer at the late premier chandra he explained how the decision to reduce the number of competing teams came a bounce. pressure from the leading cricket boards namely england australia and india the broadcasters want small indie games to current format they want to be used but interesting nineteen in the england and twenty twenty in india guaranteed to broadcast in at least nine indian matches and that's what they want unfortunately the world cup the world has been taken out of it sooner you know causes that there. of course it will damage the game because we won't see incentive the young players in these developing countries still to work on that talent whereas for drew i started watching for ninety minutes to the world cup there was
twenty four teams just one through asia that was to wait to dramatically get cameroon algeria this year you have five asian teams from africa that's how sports grow they don't shrink they don't you know build walls around themselves. never joke of it has lost three consecutive matches on the men's tennis circuit for the first time since two thousand and seven the twelve time grand slam champion beaten six three six four by ben was in the second round of the miami young and wasn't the only one having a bad day on courts. you have several hours ago emergency thought about five minutes you're alone you say you then you need less than you don't think so you think god would get. you all i know medvedev of russia unhappy despite winning his match against a nineteen year old stuff unless it's a mid match toilet break taken by his opponents had particularly annoyed medvedev at last year's wimbledon he was hit with a big fine after arguing with and then throwing money at an umpire. i only saw
a match winning run has been brought to an end up the same sort of in the twenty year old from japan won her maiden top title indian wells and backs that up by beating serena williams in the opening round in miami but alina won this match in straight sets. the l.a. galaxy have confirmed the signing of former manchester united striker as lathan abraham of which a full page ad was taken out in the l.a. times to confirm the swedes move to major league soccer their los angeles you're welcome it read along with signature and he's also appeared in a typically low key video. sunday's welcome to.
she lizzy have beaten asia's top ranked team iran in one of many friendly international cycling places around the globe both teams heading to the world cup and were beaten in their respective horrifying campaigns own goal was enough to end iran's eleven game unbeaten run iran agreed with portugal spain and morocco in the finals will choose you will be tied in with belgium. nation russia were beaten three male barbara zille in moscow germany and spain drew one one argentina beat italy to no in manchester just feeling god the difference is england beat the netherlands well marsala put egypt on course for an upset against portugal only for christiane elder to score twice in injury time and clinch but see one victory f one world champion lewis hamilton looking good ahead of the first race of the new season the must say the driver was fastest in both sessions ahead of sunday's australian grand prix. the same fifth world title.
and you saying bolt has been upping his efforts to improve his skills as a football player the eight time sprint champion at the olympics trained with german but mostly did seem brush it all and bolt on that same coincidentally enough sponsored by the same sports where company. for me oh it's playing as a top level my dream is to play for manchester united because it's my favorite club or for me my biggest goal is to work or to play in one of the biggest in the top of the in and the conscious everton playing the boom as the leader i personally would be great. ok looking for now let's get back to mary in london thanks very much and a while now the owners of a dinosaur theme park in the united states are in the market for a new trying to source rex and this is why they had to endure the pain of watching their existing model burn to the ground seven meter tall life size animatronic t.-rex apparently small that a ten minutes. before bursting into flames in
mark. morales was just ten years old when a devastating earthquake struck mexico city in one thousand nine hundred five the quake damaged her family's apartment and the government moved them to distant shack around seventy families who lost their homes in that earthquake still live in this camp say i'm going to get up at the government raised our hopes and then abandon us politicians have promised that they won't allow a repeat of what happened after the earthquake in one thousand eight hundred five but the cost and complexity of housing hundreds of people living in camps is a major task and one that many people here think the government failed.
in syria citizens are collecting evidence to get off the field as shock of crimes committed against civilians youth moves out of syria six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the assad regime to justice it puts a she will face on the charges it's a dead she will face but it's a human tricks syria witnesses for the prosecution at this time on al-jazeera. three people have been killed as a gunman hijacks a car and takes hostages in a supermarket in southern france.