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watching for their lives hundreds of thousands demand gun control at rallies across the u.s. . one of them chilling with donald this is live from london also coming up the evacuation of continues as more rebels leave and syrian army forces close in on to. tributes to the french baseman who was killed by the car gunman after taking the place of a hostage i'm from sydney to hong kong and all around the world switching off the lights to raise awareness of climate change. it one welcome to the program good to have your company mass protests have been taking place across the united states and in thirty six more nations worldwide
calling for an end to gun violence and stricter gun laws the event sons of the ban on march for our lives were inspired by teenage survivors of last month's florida school shooting my camera has more. my name is not a singer and i'm marching for only. at the marjory stoneman douglas high school seventeen students recite their names my name's cardio zoe i'm marching for my best friend meadow paula a moving memorial for each of the seventeen victims of that that we shooting my name stephen are chad and i'm and i'm marching from my coach chris hicks and the scenes repeated in a number of us cities the ban is calling for gun reform and some critical of the politicians who appear unable or unwilling to respond to the demands for change we are marching for the thousands who have lost their lives to gun violence in this country and at the heart of the protests a new generation that one small from the country's leader has been given in the
past and the spirit has so many students not far from here in the atlanta university center who changed the world i know that we are watching the birth of a movement and the generation that will never be the thing. the protesters also flooded the streets of the nation's capital stretching for blocks along pennsylvania avenue and gravitating towards a temporary podium well when i step out of the ends of the swing to voices raised in prostration and and for decades my community lost engine this has become accustomed to this violence. it is normal to see candles it is normal to see paul says it is normal to see balloons it is normal to see flowers honoring the lives of black and brown knew that have lost their lives to
a bully. to protest to partner morial but also part celebration and. isis. rises up ringing in the spring skies. and hundreds of thousands of ordinary people throughout the us find their voice and find to be at this. my kind of al-jazeera washington. let's go down to gallagher who's at the event in washington hi there and they will use them following these students since the day that they lost their friends and of course their teachers at what was the atmosphere been my. well this has been an incredible day and a long day away from february fourteenth when we first got a call to go to marjorie stillman douglass high school and the events that followed unfolded very tragically these students may have started this protest alone but
today their voices were far from solitary here in washington d.c. their estimates of the crowd swelled to as much as half a million people we heard speaker after speaker from across the country some as young as eleven years old who'd lost siblings and parents to gun violence but this has been followed where and despite the fact the president from another politicians are no longer in washington d.c. it's spring break i think it will be hard for them to ignore the message that has resonated throughout washington d.c. today and of course it isn't just about what's happened here in d.c. there been other protests across the united states and indeed across the world around eight hundred other events making this a truly global of. andy do you think this march is expected of these marches of course because so many of the people are expected to change anything in terms of politicians paying attention. but i
think it's important to know the back in two thousand there was something called the million mom march that was also for gun reform people thought that was the beginning of a movement that didn't happen but i think the difference this time is public opinion is changing i want happened at marjorie stillman douglass high school is for many people the tipping point the students from the spear point of the new movement have spoken to lots of republicans over the last few weeks who are for sensible gun reform i remember in florida the students already achieved something that people thought wasn't possible they got a republican controlled house of congress to change the law upping the minimum age limits of buying assault rifle from eighteen to twenty one and those changes at state level perhaps more important anything that happens here in the nation's capital of course what they want more than anything else is a ban on assault rifles background checks without restraint from the students and never again has really never been louder from this new generation of again because they're live from washington d.c. and for the update thank you. well.
joining this march there's a good reason. more than any other major city in the united states is affected by gun violence six hundred fifty people were murdered. in this city thirty five hundred. that is a drop from the year. even though gun laws here are fairly strict that is because the gun laws in the surrounding states are not strict and people bring. many people here pictures of. everybody. who has been shot and i can tell you story.
just two weeks ago because of a threat of a shooter that thankfully did not. in any kind of shooting incident but it illustrates the fear that these children. that it is high school age children. in the past they have already. other states and now they are pushing congress which is. major change in the sixty's it is the children who are leading this change and they hope to push. legislatures to change the nation's gun laws. the weeks of heavy bombardment syria's army is close to fully capturing. damascus it has also suspended its airstrikes on duma which remains in web all hands shia
groups have already surrendered with thousands of people being bussed to rebel held areas in the north these fighters and their families are arriving in hama after traveling from harassed others are being taken to. what has more from beirut in neighboring lebanon. they're being sent into exile the force transferred to the rebel held province of idlib in the northwest of syria is the second deal of its kind in eastern. and one of three rebel factions that controlled the rebel enclave agreed to surrender what was left of its stronghold in the southern pocket up to seven thousand people fighters their family members and opposition activists who don't want to live under the government's rule or are afraid to are leaving. we will leave but one day we will return they have managed to silence the revolution but will never die we will return to liberate our land and the revolution will return to repeatedly asked the international community for help but they didn't do anything very difficult time for us but. thousands more were bussed out of another
rebel pocket in eastern the town of harassed which surrendered on wednesday they are syria's newly displaced. used every kind of weapon against us in an eastern water in general families who are hiding in underground shelters were killed in the bombardment the civil defense was not able to retrieve their bodies from under the rubble now although. it was a very bad situation the children were hungry because of the seach and scared because of the bombing they didn't have milk we pleaded with aid agencies but no one helped us they were sent to the rebel controlled. northwestern province of idlib which is already crowded according to the united nations one million displaced persons who left other opposition held areas after they were recaptured by government forces live there it's also not a safe place airstrikes are have increased in the past week killing dozens of people many of them children. unicef partners report that seventeen children were
killed yesterday in heavy violence near a unicef supported school for students to flee to an underground shelter in a nearby building which then came under attack around one million children live amid escalating violence and. it has been attacked from the air for years and a few months ago government forces have their allies launched a limited ground offensive for the first time in years if the pro-government alliance launches an all out offensive to recapture adlib many warn it could be an even worse humanitarian catastrophe it is a deescalation zone according to an agreement between russia and turkey to reduce the violence across the country but so was eastern hota violence continued in both areas despite the agreement the syrian government has now consolidating its control over eastern huta the third rebel faction jaish al islam will soon hand over the
main town of duma the pro-government alliance is declaring victory but it came after years of siege five weeks of relentless bombardment and almost two thousand civilian deaths so. beirut a car bomb has killed. five others in northern egypt it had killed a security convoy as it passed the police station in the center of alexandria the interior ministry says the city's security chief was the target the explosion comes two days monday's presidential election. still ahead on the program i am and moore is worsening regional tensions with hundreds of people being expelled from something city emissions about millions of seeds in brasilia how it could help the city that water was all that and more what may come back.
however still some stormy weather across central parts of the mediterranean it's all making its way further east clearer skies come back in behind but we have high pressure in charge than i would towards the west some very stormy weather just rolling in across the bay of biscay still some of these storms in place there around that western side of the med it's right and that's all making its way further temperatures not even up nicely but time starts on sunday twelve celsius in london temperatures about where they should be thirty degrees there for paris and for madrid which will see some right and of plenty of rain to into central parts of the matter at this stage that what's the weather edging back into greece further north there we go sunshine comes through seven celsius in vienna ten or eleven there for warsaw and for over the next couple of days so wintry weather still a possibility into remain ian or possibly mania on monday as model where pushes in from the south bumping into the cold air that we some snow it will gradually turn back to right further west generally dry bits and pieces of machinery right but it
is bring after all meanwhile we see some wet weather just brushing the fall north of africa algiers just eleven degrees celsius here very disappointing on sunday we'll see some wet weather still in place for north america but it clears through and warms up for monday. a key figure of the early twentieth century arab literary scene. and a feminist. of her time. so why do the story and in such tragedy. al-jazeera won't expose them life and why of maisie andrea at this time on al-jazeera.
a quick reminder not of our top stories here on al-jazeera hundreds of thousands of people have been demonstrating across the u.s. calling for an end to gun violence the march for our lives rallies are in response to last month's school shooting in florida which killed seventy nine people the syrian army is close to taking full control of east of quote thousands of rebel surrender and fleet opposition held its lead. car bombs killed two piece than and injure five of us in egypt in the city of alexandria just two days before monday's presidential election. the u.n. envoy to yemen has arrived in the capital fund which is under the control of hooty weapons the first visit by martin griffith to some us since he was appointed in
february he's there to meet who to lead this and tried to arrange a fourth round of talks three previous rounds of negotiations have come to nothing less yemen's war enters its fourth year regional divides between the north and south a worsening south was a separate country until one nine hundred ninety and calls for secession once again gaining strength following the outbreak of war osama bin book four pts. jimmie's have been trying to free central ties and northern provinces where the saudi led coalition is battling with the rebels but many have been denied entry into southern cities including aden and hundreds of northerners already in the south have been forcibly displaced in testimonies provided to al jazeera some business owners say they were told they'll be killed unless they pack up and leave . behind a shop but they stormed our places and kicked us out they even took my medication for money. she forgot i was working and i didn't at a restaurant i was kicked out i was harassed and i urge them to fear god they
confiscated all stalls which belong to northerners this is my mother they took all our money human rights watch says yemenis with more than backgrounds face difficulties and aid in the checkpoints sometimes help for hours questioned occasionally turn back or call derogatory names. always trying to travel to saudi arabia but was turned back i had visas papers everything but they refused to allow me to access the airport then let me go have calculus off the bus and kept a standing we asked an officer to have some mercy were old men but after he saw the id he said you're an old man and i don't want to put you in jail but i don't want you in aden i'd. when we showed them i.d.'s they said these won't be enough they took us to prison and left us without food to drink and care they said they would hold us for a little while and then they would deport us. forty years ago the elected government called in the saudi airlines to help defeat to the rebels but fighting continues in the north and no single party seems to be in control of the south. the
south of the old country into unification in one thousand nine hundred and now many there are again openly calling for secession divisions have also appeared in the saudi led coalition despite repeated denials in january secessionist backed by the united arab emirates took over most of aden they took it from the forces of the internationally recognized government but. is ironically supported by u.s. coalition allies saudi arabia and as the old cracks reappear in war torn yemen its people find themselves stranded between competing interests. of as their. french investigators have found three homemade explosives a handgun and knife inside the supermarket which was attacked in caracas on friday the gunman who went on a shooting spree and took several people hostage was killed and the second suspect been arrested resident a man well mark karr has praised the police response to the attack and in particular that of one officer about the has the latest from crack
a song. people in the french town of caucus on pay tribute to. the forty four year old french police officer had swapped himself for a hostage in a supermarket attack on friday shot by the gunman he later died of his injuries in this small town known in france for its medieval citadel people say he was a hero. he was a man who was passionate about his job i can only imagine that he knew that going into that supermarket he had little chance of getting out to give others a chance to leave because he got us on this you. caucus on it like a village it's a lovely place people are happy here i'm angry that there are bad people out there it was on friday morning that a gunman hijacked a car in caucus on killing its passenger he then shot and wounded one of a group of four police officers who were out jogging he then drove to the nearby town of tobe where he attacked a supermarket took hostages and killed two more people pledging allegiance to
myself. i saw the attack of firing two or three bullets and crying our akbar and so i went back up stairs quickly and told the girls in the office call the gendarme call the gendarme there is a terrorist in the store. police identified the killer as twenty five year old read to one lock in a french national who was born in morocco rather one like him grew up on this housing estate in calcutta so on he had spent some time in prison for petty crimes police said he had become radicalized and they put him under surveillance four years ago but last year french intelligence services decided lacked imposed no threat and was unlikely to carry out an attack so they ended their surveillance of him many people in france are now questioning how the security agencies could have got it so wrong the al-jazeera france thousands of far right
supporters in croatia have been rallying against european treaty which they say in their wake that gives rights to transgender people protest as marched in the capital so grab against the istanbul convention which they accuse of undermining traditional family values in the predominantly catholic country gracious parliaments in the process of ratifying that she see just designed to combat domestic violence but the opponents object to the conventions definition of gender saying it paves the way for transsexuals or transgender as a separate categories. government leaders in the democratic republic of congo are refusing to attend a donor conference in geneva next month and we think to raise one point seven billion dollars for its humanitarian crisis the government insists the u.n. is overreacting president joseph kabila is also failed to visit a refugee camp in northern it to re province where many of the victims have fled charlotte bellus reports. she tried to run but marie last child fell ill trying to escape her attackers. one of the london militia cut me with
a machete my brother helped me run away but i was also hit by two arrows on my side four of my kids were killed that same day launch of a new family are among the tens of thousands of congolese who have been injured and displaced during clashes between rival tribes the haman's and lenders who are based in atory province is salacious flare up and land disputes that date back to the early one nine hundred seventy s. villages have streamed into domestic displacement camps and over the border into uganda we have been living in a very difficult situation and we don't know what the president thinks about resolving the situation but if so we can go back home president joseph kabila promised to visit the displaced this week but he has battles of his own many congolese a furious with him for clinging to power after his term expired two years ago and for refusing to call elections critics argue he's doing little to reveal the it's mix violence. problem we had problems between the two communities even before two
thousand and three we controlled it's because the government was absent today all the legal and security forces are present so how can we justify then these level of atrocities this is why we're saying it was then willingly by the authorities. a leader with one of the tribes says both sides are being manipulated. we have form a militia members without jobs in our community and it's easy to manipulate them the enemy of. is profiting from the unemployed young boys in order to destabilize turi province where the un is warning of a worsening situation million people need humanitarian assistance four point six million children are acutely malnourished in this endeavor dimmick of cholera and secure violence if the troubles in a tory province just one crisis with the many for a country wrecked by conflicts bellus al-jazeera sierra leone's high court has
upheld the request of the spawn tuesday's presidential runoff amid claims of electoral fraud a member of the ruling all people's congress has filed an injunction demanding that allegations of irregularities should be investigated before the vote goes ahead with a similar kamar a from the all people's congress or opposition candidate julius mother secured and the majority in the first round earlier this month the court says it will hear the electoral commission's response on monday. peru's disgraced former president. has been barred from leaving the country whilst he's investigated for corruption which in skill resigned on wednesday rather than facing an impeachment bill he's accused of money laundering as part of a bribery scandal involving brazilian construction giant old brick prosecutors searched his home and the mom said today the former wall street banker denies any wrongdoing. thousands of people have been protesting in cross chile calling for the government to provide better hosing for the poor around five thousand demonstrators
marched through the capital some tiago in the national march for the right to high losing organize to save many chileans live in overcrowded accommodation or camps or real estate speculators drive house prices out of their reach. the eighth world water forum just wraps up in the brazilian capital with delegates emphasizing the importance of countries sharing water rather than fighting over it the whole city brasilia is itself facing water shortages now as residents of come up with a traditional solution to the modern problem daniel simon has the latest report in our first series. there's plenty of will to hear about three hundred kilometers north of in the ship out of national park brazil is a land of raging rivers and expansive lakes. it's outside the world will to form in brasilia residents demonstrated over water rationing. and several national human
rights organizations in a letter to the un pointed out that thirty four million brazilians don't have access to clean running water or more than one hundred million have an adequate sanitation the water level at this time of the year the end of the rainy season should be up to about here but we can see if we went down to the water level that it is now this simply not enough water in this reservoir to see this region through for the rest of the year forcing many to look for alternative methods to keep the water flowing. this. brasilia was created in the one nine hundred fifty is the city is still growing much of the hobbits out there was damaged in the rush to build is now being replenished by simple reply things. we faced a serious drought in brasilia and this dam was on the at four percent of its capacity today it's around sixty eight percent we know that the vegetation will help to produce water in the region we expect this project will help to recover the
water capacity in the basin and that serves brazil's capital the seeds grow to strengthen the soil. to retention where it's needed and preventing flooding. me with the idea of throwing seeds into the soil is a way of reproducing the vegetation instead of cultivating a plant in a greenhouse which is a controlled environment for transferring it to the land this plant will grow in this space and adapt more easily than a transplanted plant the seeds are collected by have been stored which will said provides much needed. when we started in two thousand and twelve we had one family which collected six hundred kilograms of seeds in twenty sixteen on the other hand we worked with more than fifty families who collected twelve tons of seeds the results have been positive and the project is growing with turning to pass methods to the very source of life itself for a solution to a very modern problem that. central brazil.
but scores of western australia are asking the public to keep a close eye out for five whales in case they become stranded on a beach for a second time the parks and wildlife service was only able to rescue five of more than one hundred fifty pilot whales that beached in holland being side of perth on friday and they're warning the will is often returned to dry land after mass stranding events. some of the world's most iconic landmark simply doing the eiffel tower sydney opera house and the empire state building are all going dark to mark earth hour the event organized by the world wildlife fund c cities and towns across the world switching off the lights for an hour to raise awareness of climate change or in india the lights were turned off at mumbai's iconic c.s.t. railway station india gate war memorial on the presidential palace also fell dark for earth hour astray in new zealand with the first countries to turn the lights
and i'm drew thomas has more from sydney. we're right at the tail end of our here in sydney any moment now you should see the landmarks of the city behind me including the harbor bridge lights back up but that doesn't mark the end of a overall this is obviously a global day and every hour somewhere else in the world at eight thirty goes dark and there is that bridge now just beginning to light back up but from here this movement will travel across asia you'll see the skyline of hong kong shanghai big cities like that going dark then into europe landmarks like the eiffel tower going black and then the americas times square for example should go dark at eight thirty pm new york time now the electricity saved in this hour is pretty minimal amount put it to the head of the w w f who runs this campaign here in australia whether this was anything more than mere symbolism what it is it's
a symbolic gesture to send a message to the whole world and we all need to come together and do something for our planet and we all realize we still have a long way to go and this is the moment he would like to well think about what we need to do turn major also told me that acts as a brand lots of local campaigns environmental campaigns attach their cause around the brand and that gets them a lot more traction so though it only last one hour on this day in mid march in fact the impact is felt around. well this is the live shot currently in paris you can see of course the eiffel tower illuminated as usual but for our a far as we were saying organized by the world wildlife fund to highlight climate change well in honor of that as andrew was explaining all across the world cities and large structures are turning their like so and we're expecting that to happen the eiffel tower in literally ten seconds time so let's see the
difference it makes to the power skyline when those lights go. a. little you know. we. don't know. yet but us timing for you maybe is different in france who knows but what i can assure you that the eiffel tower will go dark in or an hour or earth hour like buildings all around the world and there we go i promised you would have been in there we are. i think we're doing it bit by bit which is a little bit strange but definitely we should see it go completely dark making quite a difference to the power supply like. the top stories fully illuminated here on al-jazeera hundreds of thousands of people have been
marching across the u.s. demanding an end to gun violence and of course tougher gun laws the march for our lives rallies have taken place in several cities including parkland florida where a school shooting last month killed seventeen people the biggest event took place in washington d.c. within sight of the u.s. capitol for many student demonstrators hope politicians would be listening and the gallagher was at that rally. the students may have started this protest alone but today their voices were far from solitary here in washington d.c. there are estimates of the crowd swirls were. as much as half a million people we heard speaker after speaker from across the country some as young as eleven years old who'd lost siblings and parents to gun violence but this has been we all followed her and despite the fact that the resident and other politicians are no longer in washington d.c. it's spring break i think it will be hard for them to ignore the message that has resonated throughout washington d.c. today and of course it isn't just about what's happened here in d.c.
there been other protests across the united states and indeed across the world around eight hundred other events making this a truly global of. the syrian army is close to taking full control of east and the last opposition stronghold near the capital damascus two groups have already surrendered with thousands of fighters and their families departing for rebel held areas in the north only the suburb of duma remains in opposition hands with josh all islam or the army of islam so far refusing to give and you up to date those are your headlines the listening post this next. much data breach involving millions of years right.