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syria's government is closing in on eastern near the capital damascus rebels and are been and have surrendered are withdrawing to northern province one hundred fifty kilometers away thousands of civilians and fighters are being moved out of the own clave the group said it wanted to put an end to the human suffering after more than a month of intense government bombardment but it's the second rebel group surrender in recent days this leaves duma as the last rebel stronghold in the area fighters and i guess using a surrender deal with russia and could soon hand over the territory to government forces let's get the latest now from a serious cena hotter who's following developments from beirut in neighboring lebanon so what's the latest we have been on these evacuations and it. well there's going to be
a new round of evacuations today twenty five buses are now parked just outside the town of this is in the pockets of the now divided eastern enclave this will be the second batch of fighters and their family members as well as civilians who want to leave who do not want to remain and live under government control they will be bussed to the north western province of yesterday approximately one thousand people that is according to the russian defense ministry were bussed from irby and some out region to the day before that to five thousand people from the town of harassed so the united nations really criticizing saying this is nothing but force the displacement but the rebels really didn't have much of a choice there was more than a month of relentless bombardment and they were under siege. they are being sent into exile the forced transfer to the rebel held province of idlib in the northwest of syria as the second deal of its kind in eastern huta. 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 we will return thousands more were bussed out of another rebel pocket in eastern huta the town of harassed which surrendered on wednesday they are syria's newly displaced but. they used every kind of weapon against us in an eastern water in general families who were hiding in underground shelters were killed in the bombardment the civil defense was not able to retrieve their bodies from under
the rubble down there saying. it was a very bad situation the children were hungry because of the siege 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 on. 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 factions 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 what do we know about the negotiations between this rebel group from the russians and duma. yes racialist in the russian military they are engaged in negotiations and what we understand is that they are close to
a deal now this deal of course will involve handing over to my back to the government but it is going to be a little bit different because what we understand is not everybody wants to leave that some want to reconcile with the government now those who do want to leave they're not going to be going to that's in the northwest of syria because there's not have any good relations with the rebel groups dominant in that region they will be sent to the eastern region which is close to the lebanese border in in the west of syria so what we're understanding is that some may say that they're ready to reconcile with the government and that russian military police will be deployed in tomorrow so this is what we're hearing it's still unconfirmed but we also understand this that there's going to be a prisoner exchange. releasing up to three thousand prisoners to the government in return three thousand medical cases can leave. so many thanks david out of there reporting live from beirut turkey says that it has control of all areas in the
extreme region of northern syria that's military and allied rebels captured the main town last week they launched a ground offensive against kurdish fighters in late january around two hundred thousand people have been displaced. in the united states hundreds of thousands of people have taken place taking part rather in protest marches calling for tougher gun laws the march for our lives rallies were inspired by calls for action from teenage survivors of last month's school shooting in florida where seventeen people were killed and a gallagher reports from washington i on the streets of washington d.c. the crowd swelled and voices rose in unison thank you the march for our lives protest was led by the students of marjorie stoneman douglas high school in florida with seventeen lives were lost and the gonzales survived the shooting in face the crowd in tearful silence for six minutes the time it took the gunman to
take so many lives you know i didn't comprehend the devastating aftermath or how far this would reach our where this would go. for those who still can't comprehend because they refused to i'll tell you where i went right into the ground six feet deep. that. protesters came from across the country to show their support many here have been touched by the plague of gun violence and of long campaigned for change i just think it would be great if they enacted certain gun regulation that kept weapons of war off of our streets i have a young son who's about to be in can their guardian and so making sure that the places that he goes actually safe and secure is among the speakers eleven year old niamh wilder has pledged to take political action at such a young age resonated with many my things and i might still be eleven and we might still be in elementary school but we know we know life is needful for everyone and
we know what is right and my. wife. we also know that we stand in the shadow of the capitol and we know that we have seven short years until we do have the right to the five the students of marjorie stoneman douglas high school may have started this protest alone but the voices of far from solitary here in washington d.c. hundreds of thousands joined the coals for gun reform and around the world eight hundred other events made this a truly global affair the refrain never again from this new generation has never been loud my name's cardioids ali i'm marching from my best friend meadow paula back in parklane florida the students of marjorie stoneman douglas simply read out the names of classmates and teachers that were killed last month this was as much a remembrance for those lost as it was a cool to action on the calico al-jazeera washington. well as andy said around the world tens of thousands of people joined the demands for stricter gun laws that
been more than eight hundred nazis in thirty seven countries in solidarity with the students in the u.s. in hong kong there were calls for action to prevent gun violence in the u.k. there was a minute's silence and a lion outside the new u.s. embassy in london and in paris families gathered near the eiffel tower to urge u.s. politicians to protect children and not guns well earlier we spoke to two guests with opposing views on gun control stephen raja's is a member of the donald j. trump the president advisory board and was a longtime f.b.i. agent he says that americans have the constitutional right to own guns but the problem we face here is that this is a massive effort to eliminate guns from law abiding citizens it might thirty eight years as a police officer who investigated violent crimes i've always heard from the who would always tell me if i had a weapon to protect myself i would have not had so it's
a fish losing my very life so there should be reasonable regulations but i think there's enough on the books now for us to follow we have a constitutional right to bear arms now i would say reasonable regulations have background checks to make sure people who are deemed as mentally ill don't get those you know their hands on those weapons the bump stocks be eliminated that's fine but took time out right a constitutional amendment but steve perry who's a us educator and founder of capital prep schools in new york's harlem neighborhood wants more gun control he says the many arguments surrounding the second amendment are outdated. the second amendment was passed in seventeen ninety one at that time the military was only sixteen years old and as a nation things were very very different i have been a slave so simply referring to a time in which we had a second amendment without the context of today what we know is that what we have
what we have in terms of regulations are not helping us in fact we have a generation of children who have grown up fearful of everything from gathering places for from churches to schools to concert venues we have to push harder there is no reason to have weapons of war in a time of peace in the united states of america so just because we would have done background checks that witness stopped it wouldn't stopped parksville it wouldn't stopped quite a few places where children and adults have been murdered in the thousands of people have rallied calling for better treatment of asylum seekers australia sends people who arrived by boat to offshore prisons in papua new guinea or nauru to. the united nations and human rights groups have criticised the policy as inhumane as it was andrew thomas was at the march in sydney. there are protests rallies happening in towns and cities right across australia on sunday but the one about three
thousand people so far in sydney and in melbourne are likely to be the biggest people here say that the refugees who've been sent by australia from outside in the proper new guinea and snow route many of whom have now been there for almost five years have suffered enough and should be brought to australia they also think that australia is refugee policies with racism earlier this week peter dutton the immigration minister suggested that one south african farmers who are being kicked off their farms could perhaps be given refugee status here in australia this for a man who has spent his career it seems to people here keeping other refugees in other places out this is what from the refugee action coalition said to me earlier i think the role of the demonstrations we're seeing around the nation today is precisely to say pete adopting is not legitimate he's not legitimate in saying that you know white south africans who haven't asked us for help a more deserving of australian asylum than the countless numbers of people fleeing
war zones who have there are thousands of people here and thousands more in melbourne and in other places across australia but in the great scheme of things these are still relatively small protests australia's media rarely reports more than a tiny bit on the souls of ants and in terms of politics by the governing liberal party and the opposition labor party broadly agree on the tough policies and that's why not much looks likely to change let's take a look at the numbers so strongly it took in more than twenty four thousand refugees last year including a special one off intake from syria and iraq newcomers accounted for ten percent of its population growth last year with more than two hundred twenty five thousand permanent arrivals rights groups are still urging astray or to accept more people in twenty sixteen it ranks twenty fifth in the world for recognizing and resettling refugees. this is the news after a month as there are still to come on the program
a community in southern france struggles to understand what prompted a multiple shooting of hostage taking. its two hundred fifty years since the founding of the mountains i mean the city of. would say. it is sport sebastian vettel takes an early lead in the race for the formula one world title. the divide between north and south yemen is worsening as the war that enters its fourth year the south was a separate country until nine hundred ninety calls for the session and once again gaining strength for some of the jobs reports. jimmie's have been trying to free central times and northern provinces where the saudi led coalition is battling hutu 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 i was working and i didn't at a restaurant i was kicked out i was harassed in the end i urge them to fear god they confiscated all stalls which belong to northerners this is my mother they took all our money and 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 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 with its own 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 which is ironically supported by uys coalition allies saudi arabia and if the old cracks reappear in war torn yemen its people find themselves stranded between competing interests it's not a big job it is there. on sunday here on al-jazeera and the next part of the
special series on yemen we'll take a look at who's behind the new armed groups that are adding to the chaos in the middle east poorest come country speak that a suzanne big and who's a protection country speak out a suzanne big and who's a protection an advocacy adviser on the weekend refugee council she joins us now from via skype from djibouti good to have you with us again. rights groups a calling for a full investigation into human rights abuses of war crimes in yemen but but who would it for to to do that sort of investigation given the chaos that continues in the country. when we like to see somebody taking responsibility for what's happening in yemen and rape and abuse is happening across the country and all of these are emboldened that many international governments also have responsibility for what's going on. we really like to see the investigation
currently being up to taken by the human rights un human rights twenty supported by different areas in yemen it has to be independent and it has to take it can't the myriad of abuses happening across the country with so many people in need of food assistance the any parts of the country at the moment that international aid groups can get into. we dare not i and your audience and u.n. agencies currently work in yemen where reaching as many people as we can but it is never easy to do so when i see deliberate obstructions to our efforts to break into the country and also talk to move around the country and that's leaving billions of people at greater risk because they can't access they can't afford food in the market and we can't get enough of them they need you talk about this deliberate obstruction with with various groups in control of different parts of the country
as as as well as the government controlled areas what sort of reception do you get from from whoever is in control of which part of the country to try to work it i would say that humanitarian act. mixed reception from authorities in yemen these contrasts with the very welcome reception we get from communities in need of eight we are increasingly being approached by absolutely desperate for any means by which to survive and my colleagues told me a story of a man came to our office recently and collapsed on the rubble he had five days and he just looked fifty kong is from the place a big name. in samarra he said he had to go our way because it was such an undignified thing to do that he didn't want anyone to recognize him as we see more and more people in this situation it really begs the question of what is being done to end this conflict and return to some sense of normalcy but as you say
you want someone to step up and take responsibility for the situation is there any reason you see to be optimistic could we have we turned a corner we about to turn a corner or are you pessimistic are things going to get even was. when you have and it's very hard to see any hope from outside and we don't see a whole lot of interest of progress from the international community last week by the american. not me sounds to saudi arabia. we don't get into conflict it's not a natural disaster there are people making decisions but actually i hold my hands so i am trying to be optimistic but when we see things like this happening it's very difficult so it's good to talk to you many thanks indeed susan begin there in djibouti france paid tribute to a policeman who died in
a supermarket siege on friday the church in the town of crabbe held a service to honor the town of colonel on nobel tom and three others who died police killed the gunman after he shot at them and the taken people hostage a second person linked to the suspect has been detained more now from tasha butler . 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 it 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 you then drove to the nearby town of ted 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. 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 locked in a french national who was born in morocco rather one like him grew up on this housing estate in calcutta thought 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 now questioning how the security agencies could have got it so wrong natasha al-jazeera caucus on france. now former president federal public has been barred from leaving the country while under investigation for corruption prosecutors have searched his home in the capital lima ski resigned on wednesday rather than face an impeachment vote he's accused of money laundering linked to a bribery scandal involving the brazilian construction giant other black krasinski denies any wrongdoing. a cheating controversy has cost us dearly as cricket captain and his deputy their jobs at least for the moment we could keep a team payne is taking charge for the rest of the test against south africa in cape town the decision was made after study and player cameron bancroft was caught ball tampering on camera he was shown placing
a small object down his trousers when i questioned him he pulled out a sunglasses cloth from his pocket bancroft later admitted using a piece of tape to rub dirt on to the ball he faces suspension after being charged by the international cricket council and we'll have much more on that story later in sport including an explanation of how bankrupts action can affect a cricket ball and therefore the match a few moments whether staff will be here with the weather down in australia but still to come on the news out. egypt holding a presidential election on monday but covering the campaign as well fight has been a pretty simple affair for the local media. and it's the first nonstop flight from australia to london touches down we'll take a look at the growth of ultra long routes worldwide. from the lights of asia. to the city that never
sleeps. hello there we've got tropical cyclone nora disintegrating over parts of australia you can see it on the satellite picture it's a small swirl of cloud but quite a significant one nonetheless certainly has given us a very heavy rain and some very strong winds to parts of the cape york peninsula mostly on the western side where we've got the worst of the weather some places that are reporting on hundred twenty eight millimeters of rain in the last twenty four hours and also gusts of wind that have been around one hundred kilometers per hour and that storm hasn't quite finished with us yet here's what it looks like at the moment though this is what it looks like in the western part of the cape york peninsula you can see lots of trees down there we've had lots of power lines down as well so many people there without power and the rain will continue as we head through the next day or so if we take a look at the charts then for so monday you can see plenty of what weather over many northern parts of queens and their heavy rains and the wettest weather well
some of it has been in the western part of also we're seeing a lot of rain drawn into the east coast as well so around townsville and ken's as well very very wet there at the moment and that rain if you look at the chance just continues there for the next twenty four to forty eight hours so not only are we seeing flooding maybe in the western parts but also in the more populated eastern parts and that could cause quite a bit of problems in the next few days. there with sponsored by qatar. nicole get a feeling you get a little bit less in the club guy in a simple song. per se forty dollars that. i. showed documentaries from around the world about those who won't give up their fight for justice. al jazeera selects justice.
al-jazeera our top stories this hour syria's government is close to taking control of the eastern ghouta to rebel groups have surrendered in recent days and fighters in duma are in talks with russia to go shoot a deal. others of thousands of people have joined protests around the world calling for tougher gun laws the rallies were inspired by students from a florida high school where seventeen people were killed in the shooting have been more than eight hundred marches in thirty seven countries and thousands of people have been marching in australia calling for better treatment of asylum seekers australia resettles nineteen thousand refugees a year but the un has criticised some of its hard line policies. egyptians head to the polls on monday in a presidential race that pits the incumbent abdul fattah el-sisi against party chairman some of stuff a mussa the vote comes seventy is after the revolution that ended the three decades long presidency of hosni mubarak and his era as media review show the listening
post has been analyzing egyptian news coverage in the run up to the vote reporting this election campaign hasn't been a particularly complex operation for the egyptian news media the decks were largely cleared early on of potential challengers to president abdullah thought to l.c.c. one by one those would be candidates dropped out of the race for egyptians tuning in to broadcasters both state owned as well as private there have been plenty of media outlets to watch but much less available in terms of information opinions and perspectives. over the past few weeks egypt's state owned broadcaster and private channels like d.m.c. . and on t.v. have all done their part in scripting a fed accompli contributing on the airwaves to the cult of personality surrounding president sisi as one how humans out of low alamos out of low alamosa may be the golden boy he might help to sydney and. maybe he can fade a bit but the chemicals had a machete die
a shadow and it's not just the news turn to a sports program or a soap opera and you'll see football and film star among those who have been added to the nonstop chorus of proces the voices you will hear and see on the egyptian airwaves egypt's media routinely glorify a military strongman and have played a key role in manufacturing a national security narrative that warns against impending chaos domestic terrorism and external threats from iran turkey and qatar and telling me not. to cut them with. iran that they will have thought of robin most of the sources. they are iran. and then at the. thought that i will start a course of stories about foreign threats are not just being reported by the egyptian media the egyptian government has also accused some foreign news outlets of being threats to national security themselves earlier this month egypt accused the b.b.c.
of lies and false allegations of human rights abuses this network al-jazeera has long been considered persona non-grata accused by the c.c. government of having a pro muslim brotherhood agenda. wow lost in all of that then we had a up that's going to think the egyptian state has gained control of the media landscape channels the authorities don't like have been banned journalists and politicians who refused to fall silent have been arrested that's how the egyptian news media are covering this presidential campaign and election with just one candidate one vision and only one possible outcome the listening posts richard gere's but now u.s. forces say that an airstrike near the southern libyan city of will body has killed two people that it referred to as terrorists the strike was reportedly carried out in coordination with the internationally recognized government of national accord in tripoli the u.s. says that no civilians were killed more now from mahmoud who's in tripoli.
it's been confirmed by both the us african command and libya's national accord government that this airstrike that was carried out by the us air force and targeted a house near the city in the south of libya according to the two eyewitnesses in our body they say that they heard the blast at around noon time libya local time and when they rushed there they found two libyan men were killed but according to the u.s. air force. the air strike killed two terrorists we understand that over the past two years. u.s. air force has been carrying out hundreds of air strikes that targeted locations and operatives affiliated with both eisel and al qaida and according to the libyan national accord the government these air strikes are included nation between libya's government of national accord and the united states air force afghanistan's
water crisis is one of the most acute in asia fewer than a third of the population has access to clean drinking water and thousands of children die each year due to contamination and poor sanitation tony berkeley reports from kabul the hindu kush mountain range a wonder of nature and the giver of life it has the highest concentration of snow in places outside the polar region and is afghanistan's main source of water but it's under threat there has been a rapid retreat and melting in place use of the current rate they will disappear by twenty fifty. water water. sources if there is no was a live. so with something happen something unfortunate happen of course does the loss of human. melting glaciers are not the only problem forty years of conflict and the gleg to taking a toll on an antiquated water and sanitation system just twenty seven percent of
the population has access to clean water only twenty percent in rural areas this is the way most of kabul's poor get their water stand pipes open for a few hours every day the water system was designed in the one nine hundred eighty s. to cope with a population of a few hundred thousand today nearly six million people live in the capital muscle that says i like them and i go to school at six o'clock in the morning and when i return i have to carry water buckets to my home up the hillside and for that reason i'm too tired to do my homework. lack of education has led to poor hygiene people deaf acadian rivers and few boil the water they drink most rivers are contaminated every day rule so each flows into the kabul river from six thousand channels and is having serious health consequences twenty five percent of the deaths of children under the age of five are due to work to contamination and bad sanitation ten thousand children die every year because of die rule and water borne infection and
disease account for more deaths in afghanistan the bombs and bullets forty years ago the population was thirteen million today it is around thirty six million causing a huge thirst but a shortage of reservoirs and pumping stations means just thirty percent of water is retained. improvements are being made in kabul this pumping station is part of an eighty million dollars german project to increase the number of connected homes from ten thousand to one hundred thousand more but we still need technical and financial support from the international community and the sectors such as improving water management and for greasing capacity we also need support for exit queuing technical issues you can only supply water if you have it and because of the melting glaciers afghanistan has just over thirty years to come up with a solution to his predicted water loss before nature turns off the tap tony berkeley al-jazeera kabul. aviation fans are hailing what they call
a historic day for air travel the first nonstop flight between australia and the u.k. has landed at london's heathrow airport the quantas airlines plane is the first to complete the fourteen and a half thousand kilometer journey from perth without a break it took just over seventeen hours currently most flights from australia to europe require at least a stopover in asia or the middle east but the quarters flight is not the longest nonstop service in the world that belongs to the kathak airways service from doha to auckland in new zealand the fourteen thousand five hundred thirty five kilometer journey takes seventeen and a half hours several airlines are competing to take the title in twenty sixteen air india started to fly nonstop from new delhi to san francisco the distance more than fifteen thousand kilometers but the flight time is only around sixteen hours due to tail winds the airline wants to launch even longer services from india to los angeles later this year but emirates has promised to fly nonstop from dubai to
panama which would take a similar length of time singapore airlines held the title there for nearly ten years with its eighteen hour nonstop flight from singapore to new york the all business class service ended though in twenty thirteen because it wasn't economically viable but the airline wants to resume the service at this time with new planes that comply further on less fuel. alex machado is an aviation analyst he joins us now here in the studio for a conversation about these ultra long haul routes and whether they're commercially viable alex good to have you with us once again i get the significance here that this is the first direct flight to to london but it isn't as we were saying the longest flight in the world at the moment so what's the fuss it isn't the fasces this is the first nonstop flight between the u.k. and australia which is the cancun route as it's known this is a route that used to take around seven days you know many many years ago and now
you're able to do it in seventeen hours you know between london and perth so that's why it's being you know that's what all the fanfare is for but as you say there are flights that exist there are longer qatar airways have it between different and what sort of aircraft a being used on these these long haul flights of the but it's not the big a three eighty one is the double decker ones or is it it's not because they would simply be too heavy actually to operate and they don't have the adequate range it's kind of wide body aircraft triple seven two hundred and the air bus are now working on the a three fifty you which is the ultra long range variant of the latest aircraft to give airlines like singapore airlines the chance to resume the world's longest flight which they previously held between singapore and new york ok so they're using less fuel by using these aircraft i mean are these routes going to be commercially viable because if i'm frank with you the last thing in the world i'd want to do is sit on an airplane for seventeen hours i quite like the fact that they're at there a stopover is involved i can choose to stay overnight if i want to or just a couple of hours just to stretch my legs exactly and there are many passengers who
actually although they now have the option to not stop they say we want to because you know we joined that break so in terms of being commercially viable airlines and contest say that for them is better economics than stopping in dubai for example they pulled out of the u.a.e. and of the singapore but in terms of from a passengers point of view nonstop flights between australia in the u.k. for example are actually twenty percent higher in fare averages compared. two you know stopping off once which actually is driving the fares now it's becoming cheaper to stop once if not twice and actually sometimes it's more ok you've got these fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen hour flights it's about but rather in new york to get a plane to fly much longer than eighteen hours are you never say never they're working on right here i know but but but i mean apart from new generations of the aircraft that are currently in service there's no innovation as far as aircraft design is concerned in the future is that i mean these journeys are going to get much shorter than they are at the moment really well you've got startup companies
like boom in the u.s. who are saying ok we've done the first class thing we know you can have suites an aircraft we know you've got on board bars but the time it takes to actually get from a to b. has not changed so they are working on reviving a modern day concorde where they're saying we can go supersonic and that is where i see aviation going kind of the next era it's getting us there faster now that airplane fly alex really good story many thanks indeed for being with us. thousands of people have protested in tel aviv against israel's planned mass deportation of eritrean and sudanese refugees the israeli government has ordered more than forty thousand undocumented migrants to leave in exchange for money and a plane ticket but the supreme court suspended the deportations demanding more information on the plan before it can go ahead. sport is seen as a chance to skill in south sudan in the hope of achieving a better life but there are still a number of hurdles to overcome for would be stars as zeros here bogan reports from juba. david. he's not part of thousand national
basketball team but would love to be which is why he's practicing three times a week with dozens of other young players. my dream is to be chosen for a scholarship outside south sudan so i can be internationally recognised and get well paid for playing that way i can support my family and maybe eventually take them out of south sudan. the fifteen year old is one of more than three hundred teenagers who come for training with the hopes of being chosen for an international scholarship but more than four years of war in south sudan has damaged sports development and many other parts of society there are less than a dozen sports facilities in a country roughly the size of france and nearly all lack of proper equipment making it hard for young people to develop their talents and as challenging as it is for teenage boys it's even harder for the girls. if i know today is training day i have to wake up early and finish all household chores like cooking cleaning going to the
market and to school then i come to treatment. but despite the challenges on and off court some continue to play their favorite sports striving for worldwide recognition they may not be many sports facilities here in south sudan but for those who come to this basketball court it's an opportunity for them to skate the life they're living and because of a program that provides high school scholarship to the best players it's also a chance for them to hope for a better future many children have been separated from their families during the civil war which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions named after a south sudanese american basketball player in america's n.b.a. the maneuverable program hopes to improve opportunities for young basketball players a lot of these kids are. having challenges in terms of having three meals a day that affects their performance on the court some of them families have economic challenges we believe is going to be the number one sport in south roughly we have about
a thousand plus. registered close and we have so far have certain. just about over one hundred. david says he knows his training is limited but one day hopes to be one of those chosen few to leave for a scholarship and be good enough to play for teams elsewhere in the world people morgan al-jazeera juba sort of make you aware of some news that's breaking news. as as we speak reports coming in that the former cattle and president carlos push to bond has been detained in germany was crossing the border between denmark and germany according to his lawyer spaded issued a europe wide into paul warrant for his arrest he had been in finland. several european countries feeling quite uneasy about whether to implement to take action on this this interpol warrant finland failed to arrest him and kind of pushed him on left after the spanish issued that arrest warrant but now we being reported
that the former catalan regional president president has been detained crossing the border from denmark into germany more on that as and when we have it here on al-jazeera now at least seven people have been killed in a shootout with police in rio de janeiro in brazil security forces say they were searching for suspects involved in the recent police killing with their patrol came under attack but families of the victims dispute the police account brazil's military took command of parts of the city last month of attempts to curb rising violence. a new generation of performers is striving to keep the circus relevant it's two hundred fifty years since the modern circus was founded which is being celebrated in cities in the u.k. but it's been forced to adapt to foreign audiences as a result of increasing costs and animal welfare concerns reports. these
are tomorrow's circus stars the students are developing dead devil acts and pushing their bodies to the extreme. it's fascinating to watch something that looks so effortless but you know you can't they made it just. every day which we do we do it every day or with you anyway you can really hear it a skirt i came across. the board and circus was born in britain in seventeen sixty eight when a showman called philip astley set up a tent in london and filled it with x. this is a nineteenth century circus rolling into town an explosion of noise and color in a black and white world they would evolve into massive moneymaking spectacles. today the circus like ballet theatre all the opera is seen as an art form in its own right people are seeing extraordinary feats and that's always been repeated of
circus this year the physicality of the the things that seem to be almost impossible in some people just in this room that they're able to do those things but i think it's also a change there's been a massive shift in more audiences it's from entertainment from performance and from our tastes have certainly changed over the years. along with health and safety standards. an increasing number of countries have banned the use of animals over welfare concerns the u.k. will follow suit in two years' time. this is one traditional circus's of a volved in two big budgets moving. production values zip. now in theaters as well as temps. really very very new experiences like this like saying well you're right. about. the same. thing.
there are. two hundred fifty years on the circus still captivates audience is a place where beer and fun collide barca al-jazeera. blimey i hope we had a shorts for that still to come on the program in sport roger federer is set to lose his position as the world's top tennis player andy here with all the details next. april on al-jazeera. from the stories beyond the headlines faultlines examines the u.s. is role in the wild fifty years since the death of martin luther king we examine the impact of his assassination and the state of race relations in the u.s. today the award winning show earthrise returns for another season with stories
about solutions to some of the greatest manmade environmental problems as the first meeting since the friends it vote is set to take place in the u.k. we examine how relevant the commonwealth is today between corporate and public interests up to the last drop unveils the longstanding rule for water in europe april on al-jazeera. lost and abandoned. found and saved. one of the nice reveals how one charity is giving pakistan's lost children a new chance and luck on how does it. get
type support his acting thank you so much agent australia caps in steve smith has stepped down from his job follows a bold timeframe controversy that australian prime minister malcolm turnbull says has left him shocked and disappointed australia's cameron bancroft cool song camera placing here a small jets down his trousers after working on the ball during an ongoing test match in south africa he later admitted it was a piece of tape that was being used to illegally rub dirt on the ball and that it was part of a backed by captain smith smith has quit his role for the remainder of the match. we all woke up this morning. shocked and bitterly disappointed by the news from south africa it seemed completely beyond belief that the us rylan cricket team had been involved in trade after all.
cricketers are role models and cricket is synonymous with the applied a strain create fans want to be praed. big cricket time they want to be proud of the destroying cricket. and i think this morning i have every reason to wipe it up and not be proud of the time it's a very set for a strike in cricket. well roughing up one side of the ball can result in it swinging unpredictably through the air when it's bowled at a batsman attempting to change the ball's condition with an artificial substance is illegal but not new to the game in nine hundred ninety four england captain mike atherton was fined for using dirt in his pockets to keep the ball dry in twenty ten pakistans shot afridi was banned for two games after being caught on camera biting the ball and sue years ago south africa's fifty plus see was found guilty of using a sweet to get
a show on the ball well joining us now from sydney is andrew mansell host of the cricket unfiltered podcast andrew great to have you on just give us an idea how big a story this is in australia and what sort of reaction is being sought for this is an absolutely massive story it is taking over the country everybody is gripped with a lot of shame and disappointment at the way our national team has carried on and this is really the one of the most infamous and darkest days in australian cricket history and no one is really unaffected by it today does the fact that senior players have admits it's a planning this make it particularly damaging. it is exactly right the fact that it was a premeditated planned to go about this bold and purring and then when i was saving the court they tried everything to hide it on the field you know sticking bits of
typed down and smith but by blatantly lied to the umpires on the field then they tried to show the umpire. and said that was the offending item this is just such a terrible look for a strain in cricket and steve smith steve smith reputation is absolutely in tatters i mean you're talking about these trailing cricket captain an i.p.o. captain one of the people that is supposed to laid the cricket world and he's done something so shocking that it will it's hard to say how he will ever recover from this. he's going as a role models cricket is the national sport how damaging could it be in the long term for australian cricket do you think well there's some really wide ranging ramifications that is going on at the moment the cricket cricket australia is involved with intense t.v. rights negotiations for the the right to broadcast cricket in this country and you
know the brand has been damaged so heavily by what's happened overnight that those negotiations must must be compromised and then there is the actual practical element of who's going to stay in the taman who's going to go the coach the captain the vice captain the management everybody involved in this shocking decision to tamper with the ball will have to pay a price if will have wide ranging ramifications to the financial health of the health of the game and of course all the people within the same that might be sacked or suspended just to play devil's advocate is pulled some prng of some description something that most teams are up to and one of the issues here is that australia just got coles. you know i don't think that is the issue i think that you know when you bring a foreign substance to the ball to try and alter its condition then you go one step too far you know as you say people have been caught trying to put
a bit of saliva run the ball or a little bit of dirt but when you bring a pace of type on to the field to to rough up one side of the ball they need taking the ball tampering too far and you know this you know it's an art trying to get the ball to reverse swing but that doesn't and shouldn't involve cheating. and human so host of the cricket unfiltered podcast joining us from sydney thanks so much free time that hundred or pakistan's biggest city will host a high profile cricket match for the first time in nine years later on this sunday the final of the pakistan super league will be played in karate more than eight thousand security staff have been deployed for the twenty twenty concerts between islamabad united and push our zomi major cricket games weren't played in pakistan for several years after the sri lankan team bus was attacked by gunmen in two thousand and nine you know we. all the hard work being
in going on behind the scenes and you know we excited about more. ferrari's sebastian vettel has won the season opening grown pray in australia defending champion lewis hamilton looked set to victory in melbourne and was leading in so speed restrictions were briefly enforced on another car broke down on the track vettel saw his chance to make a pit stop and was able to rejoin the race ahead of his miss avies rival. vettel and hamilton aiming for a fifth world title this season. i think somebody is that was asked i think in exeter turned through and then when i saw it obviously you know it was really full of adrenalin even though you know the race is frozen but still to come into the pits everything on the limit trying to get back out because they told me is really close with lewis and when we got out ahead i knew that it's difficult to pass but you kept some pressure on especially at the beginning of the last in defending champion roger federer has gone out of the miami open he's also set to lose his
world number one ranking federer exiting this events in round see we're after a three set loss to world number one hundred and seventy five and i see kokkinakis is federer's second defeat in just six days after his seventeen match unbeaten run ended against funny martin del potro in indian wells the thirty six year old says he now skip the upcoming clay court season as he prepares to defend his wimbledon title in july. look it's disappointing i don't know why i didn't i could never get to any level that i was happy with today but sometimes you have these matches and some's you find the way through and just couldn't get it done today ok throughout the day but that is fair now everybody thinks they're just about to for this music has a seeker back next here on our spirit up to each of those top stories so you.
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 so i'm going to be up at the gallop and 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 will fail. the consequence of war not ventures and russia will be served in the marine corps for one shooting two hundred ninety five the just doesn't go away. a little knot of trophyless go when your. home was zero follows a group of us veterans traumatized by war. as they struggle to get their lives back. at this time zero.