the showers little feathery should stay at bay might just catch wanted to show i was in jamaica as we go on through thursday but nothing much to speak of and even across central america it was slushy fine dry and settled into the us got some alive the spring storms gathering across the deep south as big a lot of plow pushing right up towards the northeastern quarter will bring some heavy downpours over the next couple of days with the possibility of tornadoes. there with sponsored by cats on increase. in syria is a very important fourth of information for many people around the world when all the cameras have gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront.
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north korea's leader has met china's president on his first foreign trip since taking power seven years ago kim jong un's first secretive meeting was huge and ping was revealed after it happened chinese state media reports kim saying he is open to giving up his nuclear program china correspondent has more from beijing for xi jinping this was a diplomatic triumph he did not u.s. president donald trump now the first world leader to meet kim jong il a chinese state controlled media waited until kim was back home before confirming what officials to try to so hard to deny just today earlier. in the great hall of the people kim and his wife well welcome bleich old friends appearance is important at times like this. she opted for
a business suit where is kim stuck to the look favored by his father and grandfather the wives of both men were present during most of the photo opportunities. visits like this are all about symbolism for she it served as a reminder that china still holds sway over its neighbor and intends to be at the center of diplomatic efforts to achieve a nuclear free korean peninsula it's not clear what made him come to beijing or indeed what incentives he may have been offered to do so but china remains north korea's only real friend and ally so it's fair to assume the president xi jinping might want to know what kim's negotiating strategy will be during his upcoming summit with president trump. and kim's visit made it possible for china know what north korea will be talking about to south korea and the united states in his discussions on the nuclearization china has also learned what north korea's demands will be which will help china will because. it's
a visit that would have seemed unimaginable just a few months ago where north korea was ignoring chinese appeals for restraint at an exhibition showcasing some of china's technological achievements the message appeared to be we can help you with all of this if you behave. china's leaders are fond of metaphors that a lavish banquet she told his guest that in the beautiful season of spring everything comes to life kim replied i believe our meeting will yield abundant fruit that could mean making good on his commitment to give up nuclear weapons the fruits of spring were apparent in the garden of the state guesthouse where friendship also seemed to blossom she accepted an invitation to visit north korea and told him he was welcome to visit china again the visitors left happy adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. is another place that china north korea summit
having novak has the reaction from the south korean capital. the south korean government says it welcomes the visit by kim jong un to china and says that it hopes that the meeting between kim and she jinping will help contribute to the overall goal of denuclearization and peace on the korean peninsula the spokesperson for the presidential blue house though added that the situation is evolving beyond their expectations and that they will have to monitor things as they go forward with all possibilities in mind there is an acknowledgement there i think of the surprise that was involved with this visit by kim jong un the first that he has taken as leader out of the country indeed the surprise that many felt when donald trump accepted the invitation to hold a meeting with the leader of north korea kim jong un in fact chinese state media reported that kim said he was willing to have that summit with donald trump and it
was the first time that we had a direct confirmation from the north korean side of plans to go forward with that meeting there were indications that even the north koreans were surprised that trump accepted that invitation so there are a lot of moving parts here now on the korean peninsula for the south korean side they are moving ahead with plans for an intercom summit on thursday there will be a high level meeting at the d.m.z. at the border that separates the two koreas and we are expecting china's top diplomat to be in seoul to brief the south korean government on the meeting between xi jinping and kim jong un. donald trump to tell him about the meeting and joins us now live from washington d.c. what's trump's reaction been to this china visit. well like most things he turned to his favorite way of communicating and that is twitter and he's predicting that there's a in his words a good chance of kim jong un will do what's right by his people and humanity and he
went on to tweet about the meeting that we've been talking about it says received message last night from china that his meeting with kim jong un would very well and that kim again all caps look forward to his meeting with me in the meantime and unfortunately maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost exclamation mark so the president focusing in on what he often does which is himself and he said talking about how kim is looking forward to the meeting with him no there is concern here in the nation's capital about that meeting because we do know that the president is tends to when people fall on him when he compliment him he tends to give them favorable treatment that there's concern that he could be manipulated but the bigger concern that you're hearing in washington is if they do sit down and talk and nothing happens what next that means there's pretty much no road left as the secretary of defense likes to say and that could lead to a military confrontation so it's hard to underestimate understate just how critical
this meeting is going to be if in fact takes place and to watch that to that end he what you think is going on behind the scenes to ensure the best possible chance that this summit between the u.s. and north korea does actually take place. we have absolutely no idea what the president trump's announcement that he would meet with kim jong un seemed to take all of his staff by surprise they seem to be walking that back and then say no the meeting is going to take place but they won't talk about preparations and this is where president trump is sending very mixed messages he's just now said that he's going to appoint john bolton as his national security adviser john bolton is more than a hawk he is someone who has written that he thinks the u.s. has the legal authority to strike north korea first he's proponent of the bloody nose strategy as it's called which is a preemptive strike on north korea to send a message i can tell you is talking to many people the military who think that is
an absolutely disastrous idea that would be just absolutely horrific and uncontrollable if it was to happen and at the same time he doesn't have the secretary of state he's now been eating might pump aoe from the cia it's not at all clear that he's going to be confirmed because of some of his past controversial comments and if you look at the state department some of the most important positions that need to be filled to make this meeting happen or just even prepare for it well they're vacant still more than a year into his presidency so what is the u.s. doing to prepare well we absolutely have no idea ok thanks very much for that from washington d.c. of the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is blaming both the syrian government and russia for what she's called in the east and nikki haley says despite a cease fire the u.n. security council should be ashamed that the continued bombing of the rebel held enclave russia will stop that nothing to use its permanent seat on this council to
shield it south the charlotte side from even the faintest criticism and we cannot take these actions because instead of calling out how assad russia and iran made a mockery of our calls for a cease fire too many members of this council wanted to. this is a travesty. this should be a day of shame for every member of this council and it should be a lesson about what happens when we focus on fleeting displays of unity instead of on what's right for russia's u.n. ambassador accused security council members of wasting time instead of taking action against armed groups in eastern gusa but the city's kulas jamie leading new rules on the group some members of the security council prefer to squander time on letters and rhetoric with us now the claims against our country probably this is to conceal their own willingness to do something constructive in implementing the cease fire resolution aligned with the groups they sponsor. turkish troops are
close to taking another northern syrian town as part of their fence serve against kurdish y p g fighters closing in on taleb rifai snare a freeing his troops so control of a frame ten days ago following a two month operation his presence has set in forces will continue to move east as far as man binge to push out the y.p. chief isis who he says are terrorists. who has more now from istanbul. turkish officials have told me that white beaches withdrawing from tel rafah but they underline that there is no military operation as an offering on the other hand why p.g. has denied all these statements that they are withdrawing from tel rafah the town which they conquered from the syrian opposition groups in early two thousand and sixteen what we understand is that there is a deal between russia and turkey over the strategic town of northern aleppo but this time told her father is going to be more different compared to our friend
because often there were boots on the ground at the f.s.a. and the turkish military but in tell her father it is more about the blue magic and political talks between two sides both russia and turkey also turkish foreign ministry undersecretary who will be in washington d.c. on march thirty to talk about violet through the issues and also about the ongoing operations in northern syria so probably we are going to be hearing more detailed information within the coming days about the strategic town of northern alabama it is very strategic for all parties in syria because it is a strategic transition straight across syria so if you take tel referred under control you are controlling the east west route also the area between aleppo and bob. memorial service is being held in paris for the policemen killed in last week's supermarket siege and southwest france trial was hailed
a hero after trading places with a female hostage when police raided the premises and killed the gunman they fell with gunshot wounds he later died in hospital three others were killed in the attack french president delivered a eulogy posthumously awarded the legion of honor. has more from paris what we saw this morning was the coffin of our. draped with the french flag it was taken through the streets of paris and brought here to lead which is france's most famous military memorial and then we had a speech by the french president he paid tribute to our. very last career as a police officer and of course this last acts of bravery which for which he has been called a national hero presidents who from the past. had some legal troubles but of course
that pushed aside for this moment of national unity also from. the producer and the families over the victims who saw her and the mother and the wife. and members of the public also allowed to join in that's quite unusual for a ceremony of this sort but it was felt that this was a day for all french people to come together for those who wanted to to be able to be here and pay their respects. russian president vladimir putin has declared wednesday a national day of mourning for the sixty four people killed in the shopping center fire on sunday forty one of those who died in the in the mall in the siberian says here camera over the children the victims' relatives are demanding those responsible person described as criminal negligence to be held to account for alarm system was not working and exits were blocked. thank you more still ahead here on the news hour including troubled waters how india nepal's ongoing border disputes
could threaten thousands of rivers and streams. politicians confront madrid as the region's former leader remains in custody and germany. and there's revenge for brazil in germany as well preparations. well have all those details in school. as the third and final day of voting in egypt's presidential election incumbent. to win a second term he said he can pass has been a vocal supporter of the president all of the kansas withdrew after being arrested or pressured critics have called for a boycott of the vote ok let's take a look at the conversation online. social media producer and what he's saying. well the turnout in this election is being closely watched for an indication of egyptians trust in the president local media dominated by pro-government voices
have portrayed voting as an obligation and the only way to prevent foreign forces from sowing instability regardless of the choice of candidates many egyptians vote to carry out a basic civic duty. we have to cast your ballot we have to express our opinion and make a difference we've seen our neighbors suffering instability and turmoil but we have stability thank god the most important thing. forty seven point five percent of eligible voters participated four years ago handing c.c. his first election victory with nearly ninety seven percent of the vote fewer voters participated in the last election and twenty fourteen compared to twenty twelve when mohamed morsy became egypt's first democratically elected president egypt's election authority said sisi received ten million more votes in twenty fourteen than morsi did in two thousand and twelve so forty seven point five percent in twenty fourteen fifty two percent turnout in two thousand and twelve but check out this number from two thousand and five only twenty three percent of eligible voters cast ballots in that race when former president mubarak faced
a challenger from the gods party that's the same party as cc's only challenger. pop culture has played a big role in getting people to vote in egypt if you look at any of the prominent pro-government hashtags for the election you'll probably see videos like this of people dancing outside polling stations playing songs by popular artists encouraging people to participate in the election this song bush had or good old man was released for the twenty four team vote but it continues to be played outside many polling stations it's a massive kid that's racked up more than two hundred and eighty six million views now on you tube and it appears that american election observers became hooked by the catchy tunes as well several videos of u.s. officials dancing outside polling stations have gone viral on egyptian social media clips like those have irked some online observers a cairo based writer and filmmaker here calling it a celebration of the unopposed triumph of a military dictator while the u.s. embassy in cairo says that as americans they are very impressed by the a through z.
as i'm in the patriotism of egyptian voters you have commentators such as y.l. scanned our who say that western complicity and partnership in the crimes against egyptians are the most important story about the elections now the state news agency has reminded egyptians that failing to vote is an offense punishable by fines of up to twenty eight dollars other threats and enticements have featured prominently in foreign media coverage of the new york times says it's seen it's seen people being paid from three dollars to nine dollars to vote now keep in mind the international monetary fund says that nearly thirty percent of egyptians are living in poverty so three to nine dollars is a lot of money for anyone that's living on less than a dollar a day there are millions of egyptians in that category and government officials in several areas have promised voters improve services such as electricity and sanitation the wall street journal also adding how other regional governments have offered to build new playgrounds and nurseries and event halls and districts with the highest voter turnout these kinds of tactics were also used in the mubarak era
promising infrastructure for votes the washington post has also reported that street vendors the street vendors union in cairo. was threatened with raids and confiscation of goods if they didn't vote in high numbers also this video emerged on tuesday of an education ministry official warning staff of the consequences if they don't go out and vote saying if they refuse they'll bear the consequences he says these are not my regulations these are the regulations of the country for more information you can visit our spotlight page on al-jazeera dot com you can also share your thoughts with me on twitter at anderson back to you or. andrew thanks very much well mohamed el masry is the chair of journalism program for graduate studies he joins us now here in the good to have you back given that the outcome is so you know this is going to win just how seriously people they're taking this election. well his supporters are taking it seriously you're right all indications are that the voter turnout is going to be pretty low if you read the reports the
associated press the new york times the guardian foreign correspondents in cairo are saying that there's not a lot of traffic in and out of the voting voting precincts. so that's an indication that the majority of egyptians are not taking this very seriously that they view it as a sham election and i don't think that he's going to come out of this with the kind of popular mandate that that he wants no but the victory will allow him to tighten his grip on the presidency and in the society i don't think there's any question i mean it's not as though he needs you know any other help in that in that department and he's been able to successfully consolidate power for the most part using the institutions of egypt's deep deep state all of which are at his disposal so i expect that in the coming months and years he will continue to consolidate power to kind of weed out competitors from within the the security apparatus he does have some rivals inside inside the military inside of the police apparatus i think
you'll work to try to weed those those folks out and he will continue to try to consolidate power and we talked about this when we speculated on whether or not he's likely to extend his trial try to extend his time beyond the two time limit but now i'm wondering whether he's going to meet much resistance whether that's going to be a red line that people aren't going to be happy with whether it's tuesday in the establishment to out on the street or there are many egyptians who are not happy neither with the suggestion that he should run for the he should be allowed for it to run for a third term or with the social situation the economic situation the political situation the problem is what are these people able to do practically from a pragmatic standpoint not much people who have tried to oppose sisi have been either arrested on mass or they've been killed in the streets trying to trying to protest over. i've been arrested and sentenced to death are using these you know the all these draconian legislation so there aren't really many democratic
opportunities or openings in authoritarian government like cc's what does he need to do and the second time was they need to deliver to egyptians i think his biggest challenge i mean i think there are a number of challenges but i think the biggest one is the economic challenge unicef says that almost thirty percent of egyptians live in poverty and almost ten million egyptian children live in poverty so while the government's been able to improve on some of these macro economic indicators like g.d.p. and foreign reserves the average egyptian has kind of been lost in the shuffle with inflation and inflation reached thirty percent in two thousand and seventeen the price of goods has gone up and life has become actually much more difficult for the average egyptian how much does he need international support to achieve that. i think he's going to need he's going to need some international buy in and as i've said you know nancy i said a couple days ago when i was on with you he has a pretty good pocket of international support there hasn't been
a lot of resistance from western governments from the trumpet ministration or prior to the trumpet ministration the obama administration they've continued to aid the egyptian government diplomatically and also financially so i think he's probably ok in that department the challenge is how is he going to bring back to or ism how is he going to bring back foreign investment and how is he going to bring those inflation rates down big challenges ahead. thanks very much thanks. now it has a parliament has voted to demand jailed leaders of the successes movement be represented in parliament. present cause putin will is in custody in germany waiting for a court decides whether he'll be extradited to spain and faces charges of sedition and rebellion related to last year's referendum on secession from maine and present in spain they would chase her as in barcelona the vote has actually now passed the resolution has been passed essentially the system here is that whoever's standing
to be president and the majority of the here in the catalan parliament are processed protest has to be here in person now the last three candidates of course the first one which causes them all have not been able to get here because either in exile in prison or of course unable to reach the actual parliament itself so they want the spanish government in madrid to respect the rights of those those politicians to actually stand here in the parliament and be elected to the presidency so far three candidates have not been able to reach here and there's been a letter passed to the human un's human rights council from colors push more saying that spain should respect the rights under the declaration of human rights that the spanish government has signed up to to allow him freedom of association freedom of
freedom to stand for elections and freedom of expression so this is a very clear and critical issue here and the parliament as expected has passed this resolution but of course it can be easily ignored and will be ignored by the government in madrid. six thousand rivers and streams with india various treaties have been agreed to divide the water between the two but many in nepal say they're disproportionate with india getting far more than its fair share. more from the done who said district of nepal. cannot afford to live off his land he has half an acre and if he had enough water he says he would never have to buy food again but just fifty meters away there is water it is the come alive occasion project build for agriculture more than forty years ago and meant to serve both nepal and india. when the come along irrigation project was complete officials from
nepal and india had a grand ceremony use the water they said but how are we supposed to use the water it went straight to india the water flows past but there are no channels that feed the farmlands yet have has to use a diesel pump to access water at around four dollars an hour you have says the land here is for a time and could produce cash crops but without a ready supply of water it is impossible many people have to look outside nepal for work the other and both his sons work does labors in saudi arabia i'm standing here on the embankment off the river down there is the river and as you can see farmers from either side of the river in the pot have no access to that water the rim of those directly downstream towards the state of bihar in india that when the indian government built the same bank meant there was a larger plan a separate river was to be diverted towards the comma and finally towards irrigation channels for farmers over here in the past to use all year round but
almost half a century on no progress has been made and the farmers here say they feel cheated. downstream across the border in india is the common agenda going to rise an artificial barrier from there the river is diverted to an agricultural canal in the late one nine hundred fifty s. the first water sharing agreements were made between the palin india but many in the past say the treaties have always disproportionately benefited india and projects are not designed to help the body farm. unfortunately a certain perception has taken root in the bible that these treaties were unfair to enable the fact is that the location of these treaties is close to the only piled border and naturally the amount of. land that received irrigation benefits is larger on the him inside as compared to going to bali say nevertheless
there were a host of other benefits red for the created for me while at that time these are related to not just irrigation but also financial assistance these related to believe of roads building of real reliance and the fact that we've built the embankment all the way deep into nearby lake territory so as to protect me while you territory from inundation the farmers here are still facing the impact of those agreements john they show ya the shoot us is land it was dry and in desperate need of water some government bought it can you imagine how much we could grow if we could use these fields he asked the same question posed by many of his a poly neighbors. district in a part. ok to the weather now and his abs and posted news of a severe storm brewing up in the u.s. don't you think you know yet another dollar. and it's easter weekend of course i don't suppose we're here in the roads and we're looking at maybe twenty million people could be affected by this particular storm is the one in question then long
on a class stretching outs of texas just near dallas pushing right up into indiana right up into the ohio valley and this line of disturbances line of cloud here this weather system well it's pump and it's into this area of high pressure so it's a blocking high because a blocking high it's not allowing the rain to make that usual movement from west to a so that's a position of the heavy rain at the moment and by the time we come to work good friday for example some parts could see as much as maybe one hundred millimeters of rain coming down so flooding rain certainly a possibility flash flooding large hail maybe even the tornado mixed in as well so that's the position of the storm as we go on into where thursday is trying to make its way further east has been really struggling temperatures not struggling you notice for d.c. twenty five celsius quite a temperature contrast as you come on the other side of this right system seven celsius there for to run so i will say for chicago minus five in winnipeg that rain
is trying to put it to make its way further north which in the east was it does make a little bit of progress so we will find it clearing up brightening up warming up for a texas but lots of rain and snow up towards the northeast and that will continue to push towards the atlantic laura. thanks very much i had her on al-jazeera pileup victims of last year's monthlies in sierra leone say the government has failed them . fishing is still big business here in indonesia a population i declining and the government gave me its protection i'm fat reporting from a good option making some bucks. and yen and get their war torn country something to cheer about on the. and joe will have the details and support. the scene for us whether online what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost
possible but not what happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people the little choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an ounce of us and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. harvester.
there's a reminder of our top stories this hour state media in china says north korea's leader is open to giving up nuclear technology. but china's president xi jinping on his first foreign trip to the taking power seven years ago and secretive first meeting was only revealed after it happened. there's a united nations is blaming both the syrian government and russia for what she calls a slaughter. nikki haley says despite a cease fire the u.n. security council should be ashamed of the continued bombing of the rebel held play . a dual moral service has been held in paris for the policeman killed in last week's supermarket siege in southwest france on nobel died of gunshot wounds traded
places with a female hostage during. his actions have been described by politicians as heroic and he's been hailed as a national hero three others were killed by the attacker. who was shot dead by police. if he is ruling coalition has chosen the country's new leader. was selected chairperson of the coalition many automatically becomes prime minister his appointment comes after comes a month after former prime minister. resigned. as the first prime minister in nearly three decades. his get a move and political science at george college and joins us on skype good to have you with us so what do we know about. thank you for having me lar dr ali ahmed is additional product he's a young current market leader and he definitely is. giving some
optimism to pretty much if you're kind to have been longing for the announcement of the new prime minister's definitely what we know of him is the fact that he's one of the young and the cars might be a p.d. or leadership of one of the four political parties that make up their own equality in p.r. if they are very much knowledge about. it looking this if you look at a national audience which is not the case in the last twenty seven years or so of leadership under the incumbent. so they get back to the idea of creation and they say that what is in a cooperation in ethiopia it was just something that targeted pretty much everything the group not only the or. they somehow are showing some of this work of unity and bringing their guns together because if you're going to have been really ravaged by. unprecedented level it's an extension of. the status
of it and he paid a living in all that i did it specifically good for the. ethnic groups given that he was around that. definitely there maybe some who may think. it's going to be just you know dawn of the dawn of hope for for the oromo but i really don't believe that the king because i think of the day these poor political parties when they leave for each other the existence out of date really matters so much for each one of these political parties and he's definitely a young kind of mud leader but part of the establishment but however it's not just for the or i think his election will be very much with quality open mind you and the m. which is the un had an arsenal democratic movement actually they never had a candidate because they gave four support to dr obvious in that thinking that he
will be their leader too so this gives you some ultimately makes you hope for a better if it does mark the fact that he's mentioning the measure issues of problems like unemployment of the youth issues that are very much ravaging women. the failing you know very much sought lack of unity among the people which have been very much the case for increasing it's an extension what hobson along the borders of these you're going to more literally region in or only a region very much with astrophysics today we have a lot of one meeting or almost who are basically you just in their own countries that's not only the first case it's been very much again for us in the united states like pensions of the most region or going to be a lot of the region ok so this gave us that my can just jump in because i do want
to say that given the tensions that exist that is one of his priorities going to be the lifting of the state of emergency in ethiopia. that's absolutely important because in january all these leaders of these four political parties will not only quality you came out and say they are ready to broaden the political space and release political prisoners in songs of course of course they have done so with the release of political prisoners but mind you today there are they are arresting some of them back in fact they are ideally new once more so it's very very much problematic because this state of emergency has caused huge trauma against the people and the post is will be continuing regarded as of you know the state of emergency or not ok and i think the emergency has definitely worsen the situation you know has got i'm a very good speak to you thanks for joining us there from atlanta it's my pleasure
now survivors of the mudslide disaster in sierra leone seven months ago are still struggling to rebuild their lives temporary shelters for the homeless have closed and only a fraction of them are being cared for by relatives and neighbors when they're just reports from freetown for the first time since the disaster in august two thousand and seventeen percy for four and i must is enough courage to take me to where her mother and sister still lie and the rocks and debris. it's an emotional for stuff she couldn't complete and it's about i feel bad right now because i remember my mom my sister and people i know i still under that pile of rubble coming here is hard for me. healing is taking a long time for the twenty three year old she lives with neighbors along with her son just three hundred meters from her mother and sisters mother too. more than five hundred people were killed and hundreds more remain missing after part of the
sugarloaf mountain collapsed following torrential rain the tide of rubble swept over homes and anything else in its path just as people are waking up emergency workers have given up digging here they say the sheer size of the area is overwhelming however residents say many bodies still lie under the rubble and some i will say not enough has come their way most of them are broke and homeless. who lost his wife and three children as well as the house they moved into just before the disaster the house i've been. up to now i cannot get to where i built my house everyone living there including neighbors died we thought the end of the world had come. the civil union government took possession of fifty two rooms donated by some construction companies to help the victims but survivors say the government is demanding their pay for them government itself intro on you to do
something for us up to now the fifty two hours that we're talking about that we didn't get access to was the central union government said each family affected was given about six hundred dollars money the victims say is inadequate some of the victims of this disaster are buried alongside thousands of victims of another which recently shipped separately on their border crisis they have a resting place but survivors are struggling to build their lives how many trees how does the freetown sierra leone. united nations education agency unesco world refugee children are at risk of not getting an education with nearly two thirds unable to attend school that's more than three and a half million displaced children who are not in education the u.n. says compared to the global average refugee children of five times more likely to miss out on getting an education and when it comes to tertiary education the
situation is critical only one percent of refugee youth room rolled in universities and other institutions that's compared to thirty six percent across the world and all of this is being discussed as a unit u.n.h.c.r. summit in geneva. as an iraqi refugee and she is a u.n. a.c.r. youth delegate and she joins us now from geneva good to have you with us now you are in that one percent on to your unrolled in a university in geneva continuing your studies how difficult was your journey. thank you so much. of the law regionally i'm from iraq lived in iraq just for seven years and my life because i forced to flee the country to jordan and come back to iraq again and go to syria and from syria to turkey and from turkey to switzerland so i can say that the journey was really difficult and i didn't choose to be
a refugee and i was under a very difficult situation and i understand what does it mean to be a refugee so given your understanding and your personal experience what message do you have for other young refugees who may be struggling to find a place in the new world. well my message will be first of all i can feel you because i lived under this situation for a long time and i like lived it in very different countries but i want to just say that i am here today and i'm sure that there is a lot of young people like me who are fighting for you and for your basic rights because we were under the situation but we are here now we have a voice and we are talking with the important people with that with leaders and jewels i n.g.o.s and believe me it's going to take time but it's not impossible we
will achieve an easy life in the future one of the barriers to many refugees actually getting an education. there is there is there is many many difficulties there is many hardships from being in a new country new language a new system. let me say not enough money. but thanks to these programs were with child by unit c r e a c programs we can we can see that we are trying to achieve as much as possible i mean it's going to take us time but this is the beginning and we hope that it's going we are going to achieve more you said in the past that you'll so much more than a case number but how difficult is it for refugees to get that recognition.
actually i've been a case number from let me say when i was like seven or eight years old until now and i will be under the name off refugee for more twelve years. it's really it's really difficult to be treated as a case number because at the end i mean refugees are normal human beings with normal feelings and dreams and ambitions so throughly difficult to to see the case number not a person with with the whole human being thing it is often said that the current generation of refugees the many children who are leaving iraq leaving syria to a lost generational the risk of being a lost generation of what can be done to stop that from happening well it's completely true and when we are talking about like
a very huge number so we can understand that it could be really dangerous and we can really lose a generation so i think with more programs like this it's. with more sharing responsibilities with more commitments we can we can go to that result and we can do with better ok good luck with your work and many thanks for joining us here on al-jazeera no mammals parliament has elected a new president when it is loyal to a man must lead a unsung suchi his predecessor ten shore resigned a week ago blaming health problems his resignation follows international criticism for the government's handling of the hidden refugee crisis. the reelection campaign president. conviction for corruption. from the presidential election. and
scientists are calling first actions on shark fishing to prevent them being wiped out from the waters around indonesia the demand for shark fin soup in china is in danger in many species and reports from east end of asia. they are predators at sea but powerless against fishing lines shocks of all sizes float the fish market a number nearly every day their court for one reason the expensive fins mostly sold to china to end up in soup we filmed fifty five sharks being auctioned on a single day some still babies jack fish and is legal in malaysia except for whale sharks which have become an endangered species the government has also impose an export ban on hammerhead sharks to prevent more populations coming under threat conservationists are keeping track on the trade. but mainly the richest and it is
what we have found is a populations of shocks a declining and also that the saws of sharks are becoming smaller. sharks are at the top of the ocean's food chain scientists say they keep populations of fish stock healthy and protect the ecosystem. fat populations are easily threatened because of the slow reproduction rate some female shocks can only give birth at the thirty or even twenty years old that's why so i urge the government to oak creek perfect. shock fishing is big business in indonesia with export revenues of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. traders not only sell shark fins but also their skins and bones they say the export ban and other protection measures have hit them hard going to. since the government is banning all kinds of sharks the prices have dropped drastically we can now only sell locally and the prices we get for export
a much higher but marine scientists say law enforcement has been weak and more needs to be done to enforce the export ban and protect vulnerable shark species something the government wants to discuss at this week's symposium in jack after what it's right to do we will work together with minister of environment to put also tough measures on the business side because i think that's the easiest actually to start to make the fishermen understand it's going to take time. in order to protect fishing communities the government does not plan to impose a total ban on shark fishing but rather increase restrictions but with the month likely to remain high conservation is worried that it will be hard to prevent fins of protected species continuing to end up at markets step fasten al-jazeera. in east. and has jacked laura thank you australia's cricket captain and
vice captain have been given twelve months bans from the sport for their role in a cheating scandal they face varying accusations connected to ball tampering elise home and reports. australia's cricket captain steve smith being a school should out of south africa with his career in tatters the world's top ranked backed man in cricket want to claim for his country for the next year neither will vice captain david warner a third player cameron bancroft has also been banned for nine months for his role in a ball tampering scandal according to very disappointed and and remorseful for what has happened they want to use their own. words but cheating is certainly one of them that is probably appropriate in the circumstances so ban craft was caught on camera placing a small object on his trousers during a match in cape town on sunday he lied to empires on the failed and later claimed it was a piece of tape that he was using to change the bulls condition in breach of cricket's
rules cricket australia as investigators have now revealed it was sandpaper warner is being blamed as the instigator who instructed bancroft to do it smith being charged with knowing about a potential plan and failing to stop it. there had been calls for a strategy as card darren lehmann to also be punished but officials maintain he had no knowledge of the plan or do in daryn's defense i do want to just clarify that specific matter at all what a what a side that he sent a message to say what in the hell is going on i mean this this has been i shocking a front. to a strike. even the prime minister has had an opinion in a country where cricket is the national sport and the consequences may extend far beyond the three player is sponsors for cricket australia questioning the way they manage the brand in the brand of the striding cricket team add to that at the
moment cricket australia is negotiating the tavi rights for cricket in this country they will be severely compromised by what is happening in south africa so this could cost cricket in this country millions. the indian cricket board has also bob smith and warner from competing in the indian premier league a decision that will cost each player one point seven million dollars they will be committed to appeal their strelley and cricket bans but it's going to be a very long way back to the top if it all elites homan al-jazeera. on the football mound spain got ready for the upcoming world cup with a six one thrashing of two thousand and fourteen finalist argentina in a friendly in madrid on tuesday meanwhile brazil got revenge for their seven one defeat to germany in the semifinals of the two thousand and fourteen world cup it was the first time the sides had met since then manchester city for everyone has their school the only goal of the game to give brazil the win but then it was
a first defeat for germany in twenty two matches. meanwhile two thousand and eighteen world cup hosts russia suffered another setback in their preparations as they lost to francis in petersburg after kilian and bad plays opener manchester united's poor papa doubled the french lead from a free kick. a goal small in the car reduced the deficit for russia midway through the second half button backpay got his second late on to secure a three one win for dizzy it is shown side russia have now failed to win any of their last seven matches. the philippines north korea and yemen also killed the final three qualifying spots for next year's asian cup a win for the philippines meant that yemen qualified even before beating nepal two one in their match on tuesday is the first time in the history they'll be at the tournament which is taking place in the u.a.e.
in january yemenis have had to play all their home games in qatar because of the conflict in a country. iraq stubble bosses will be looking at how they can attract more big name teams to play in their country after successfully hosting a tournament on home soil for the first time in twenty eight years faithful lifted a ban early this month thanks to improve security in some parts of the country that allowed iraq to host games against catalan syria she says match against syria was a one of the drop boxes imran khan reports from the capsule this still room for improvement. it almost doesn't matter who won tonight iraqi football came out on top. the games were very well attended and the competition was very well run now that's going to be good news for the iraqi football federation while hoping that this tournament paves the way to international competitive games now this tournament was on the cards in full fee for lifted them so the iraqis are hoping that people will no doubt competitive games to take place in iraq quite soon how is that baghdad fans are disappointed the only cities that the ban was lifted on was
to be in the north and got a villa in the south of baghdad the capital city is still not allowed to hold competitive games from fee for because of the security situation here now speaking to football fans in the capital city they understand that there is problems with baghdad but they say if iraq is truly to be an international footballing nation then games need to take place in baghdad. from world number one of a tory as rancorous through to her first semifinal in two years the miami open the belorussian beat wild number five carol enough pliska seven five six three the last time as a ring collision a loss for the tournament was when she won the miami title for a third time in two thousand and sixteen before the sun. as a wrinkle face u.s. open champion sloane stephens for a place in the miami final stevens took just over an hour to defeat former world number one under the cover in straight sets with the way in the florida native will
move into the top ten in the rankings for the first time on monday. finally i have this waiting for a long time it was amazing so i'm super power and i want to beat her in the rankings first thing monday like clicking on it and see where i am so i'm super excited about that monte no poetry remains on course to achieve the tennis sunshine double the argentine won the indian wells title only this month and is now three wins away from claiming the miami title to del potro reached the last eight on cheese day with a six four six two win over number twenty two seed. philip crane of each of serbia it was his fourteenth consecutive victory and his twentieth this year the most of any player on the a.t.p. tour he plays the no so no niche in the quarterfinals. well number five alexander's fair of it's also through to the courses the twenty year old german beat australia's nick carey else in straight sets this variable face another youngster one of courage of croatia in the last. it's just
a day to go before the new baseball season gets underway but the l.a. dodgers groundsman will be working overtime to get things ready that's after a pipe burst on the ground during an exhibition game on tuesday and sitting nearby described it as so it the game was eventually called off but the judges are still scheduled to host the san francisco giants in thursday's opener gives a whole new meaning to the term foul ground. and that is the new sport for now more later laura thanks very much. and that is it's also from a lot of this news out but do say with us i'll be back and just a moment with another full of the day's news for you.
are doing this for the benefit of people. so bad they see the importance of these. witnesses documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera. and monday put it well on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking for the full dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. we call it is the end of the u.s. the longer us in the club going to send us home. for