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has a summit and beijing laid the groundwork for an unprecedented meeting between the u.s. and north korean leaders. well there are more cars out there alive from doha also coming up in control of the northern syrian town of a free turkish forces prepared to move east towards. france pays tribute to the policeman who died after voluntarily replacing a hostage or in last week's supermarket attack. and why victims of last year's mudslides and sierra leone say the government has failed them. china's president on his first foreign trip since taking power seven years ago and first secretive meeting was paying was revealed after it happened chinese saying
media reports came saying he is open to giving up his nuclear program trying to correspondent agent brown has more from beijing for xi jinping this was a diplomatic triumph he 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 whereas 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 to 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. 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 are 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. asked donald trump to tell him about the meeting practical and joins us live now from washington d.c. he was trump in saying about this china visit. well you will be surprised by this he took to twitter to give his thoughts on the matter and again this just shows how
strange this is in the normal circles of diplomacy normally when you're about to go into these incredibly high stakes talks high stakes talks you downplay the possibility of success not the president he tweeted out that there's a good chance that kim jong un will do what's right by his people and for humanity and he tweeted again let's take a look at what he said there received a message last night from paying of china that is meeting with kim jong un one very well and that kim looks forward to his meeting with me in the meantime and unfortunately maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all costs so the president putting all of the leaders names in all caps there i did it with an exclamation mark basically said need out the message that he thinks that these negotiations between the u.s. and north korea are going to be very productive and trying to send a message that he's not at all concerned by the fact that. with the chinese leader first before meeting with president trump of course he might be concerned what preparations are being made for a potential trump
a kevin summit which were expecting to happen sometime around may. you know if they're doing anything at the highest branches of the government we have no idea the white house has really downplayed and really won't give any specifics as to exactly what's going on and just to give you a sense of where things are some of the key people are that will be needed for these talks to even happen are missing there is no secretary of state rex tillerson has officially left yet his replacement mike pompei of the current cia director hasn't even been slated yet for hearings and it's it's looking somewhat iffy that he might even be confirmed and something again another mixed message with his pick for national security advisor john bolton he is beyond a hawk he has said that they're the u.s. is legally entitled to strike north korea first without any provocation what it's called in washington a bloody nose strategy which pretty much every one of the friends department says could be absolutely disastrous so he's going to be giving the president the biggest advice when it comes to foreign policy and north korea and then if you look at the
state department it is emptied out all of the most important positions that would be responsible for having these negotiations propping the president well those jobs are vacant so it's not at all clear what the u.s. government is doing to prepare for this meeting although the president said in the message on twitter he's ready. thanks very much yes ambassador to united nations is blaming both the syrian government and russia for what she's called in east and nikki haley says despite a cease fire the u.n. security council should be ashamed of the continued bombing of the rebel held and. russia will stop that nothing to use its permanent seat on this council to shield it sound the charlotte sod 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 go. 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 rush says u.n. ambassador accused security council members of wasting time instead of taking action against all and groups in eastern. and thirty cities kulas jamie. some members of the security council prefer to squander time on letters and rhetoric with us now to claims against our country probably this is to conceal their own willingness to do something constructive in implementing the cease fire resolution and in line with the groups they sponsor. turkish troops are close to taking another northern syrian town as part of its of their offensive against kurdish why p.g. fighters are closing in on talor fastener affray turkish troops took control of a friend ten days ago following a two month operation turkish president. said his forces will continue to move east
as far as man beach to push out the y.p. g. fighters who he says are terrorists because the ugly 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 in our free on the other hand why p.g. has denied all these statements that they are withdrawing from tel rafah the town which they cured 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 in our friend there were boots on the ground at the f.s.a. and the turkish military but in tell her father it is more about diplomatic and political talks between two sides both russia and turkey also turkish foreign ministry undersecretary who will be in washington d.c.
or march thirty to talk about violator of 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. a memorial service is being held in paris for the policemen killed in last week's supermarket siege in southwest france. was hailed a hero after trading base with a female hostage and police raided the premises and killed the gunman they found beltran with gunshot wounds he later died in hospital three others were killed in the attack french president delivered a eulogy and possibly awarded the legion of honor without
a partner has more from paris what we saw this morning was the coffin of our more. draped with the french tricolor 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 risk career as a police officer and of course this last acts of bravery which for which he has been called a national hero there were presidents here from the past to nicolas sarkozy has had some legal troubles but of course that puts aside for this moment of national unity also. a pretty decisive and the families over the thick tim's who saw her and the mother and the wife of. a member 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. he gave his ruling coalition has chosen the country's new leader akhmed was elected chairperson of the coalition meeting he automatically becomes prime minister his appointment comes around a month after former prime minister. resigned. as the first or a mo prime minister in nearly three decades your highness get a move in a lecture in political science at georgia gwynneth college he says many theatres are hopeful the new leader will bring much needed unity to the country. doctor of the hermit is a taken across the young current market leader and he definitely. giving some optimism to pretty much if you're going to have been longing for the announcement of the new prime minister definitely what we know of him is the fact that he's one of the young and the cars might be a p.t.o.
leadership. one of the four political parties that make up their own in quality p.r. if and they are very much knowledge about. it walking this if your car nationality which is not the case in the last twenty seven years or so of leadership under the incumbent if you are dead so they did back in the operation and there isn't 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 the works of unity and bringing they're going to get there because if you're going to have been really ravaged by. unprecedented level it's an exemption is usually found. within a piddling in all that. still ahead head on al-jazeera catherine politicians confront madrid this the region's former nato remains in custody in germany. and troubled waters how internet pulls ongoing born in space could threaten thousands of privacy
and strange. we've got some lovely spring sunshine across southern parts of china a little further north the robbers a few showers in the forecast but by and large it doesn't look too bad but a bit of cloud up towards shanghai temperatures here at twenty five celsius on thursday a little cooler as we go on through friday on shore breeze picking those temperatures back to twenty one celsius which is still seventy in found high much catch one or two but for the most part it's five dry and sunny and that sunshine well it sustains its way across much of south asia and boy is it hot here that pre monsoon hate temperatures well above the seasonal average we're getting well up into the thirty's for many could touch forty one celsius in hyderabad also at around forty degrees possibility of wanted to showers into carol stay still
a little bit of cloud into southern parts as we go on into friday before many it will be dry just notice some wet weather up towards nepal some wintry weather further north over the himalayas meanwhile we've got a little bit of cloud just pushing towards northern parts of the arabian peninsula over the next day or so but for many again it's the heat here make a could touch forty celsius here in doha red around thirty three degrees possibility of a little bit of early morning mist and fog on friday and here's that comes that cloud for friday afternoon. the scene for us whether online what is a parent sending you meant that peace is possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there people the little choosing between buying medication eating this is
a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and she's close to the story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. again you're watching there has reminder of our top stories this hour state media in china says north korea's leader is open to giving up nuclear technology. that china's president xi jinping on his first foreign trip since taking power seven years ago a secretive first meeting was only revealed after it happens. there's a nice nations is blaming both the syrian government and russia for what she calls a slaughter in eastern thank you haley says despite a cease fire the u.n.
security council should be ashamed of the continued bombing of the rebel held. and more oil services being held in paris for the policeman killed in last week's supermarket siege in southwest france. died of gunshot wounds after he traded places with a female hostage during the siege his actions have been described by politicians as heroic he's been hailed a national hero. now as the first and final day of voting in egypt's presidential election incumbent up till fattah el-sisi is sussan to win a second term as any compasses has been a vocal supporter of the president of the kansas withdrew after being arrested or pressured prominent government critics have called for a boycott of the votes and we had earlier from juan cole visiting professor at the center for gulf studies at castle university it was about the issues at stake and
voter turnout in the egyptian election egyptians want stability there's been a lot of instability in egypt in recent years they want security but i think beyond that they want jobs and they want to economic a fluorescent they've been hit very badly badly by inflation of various sorts clue to devaluation of the egyptian pound. there have been some polling stations were initially the official said twenty five percent and then a policeman would come by and say no no it's been fifty a lot of working class districts seem to report low turnout there seems to be a high turnout among women rather than among men but if he gets less than the forty eight percent turnout that he got in the last election this will be a blow to his pristine age. survivors of the mudslide disaster in sierra leone seven months ago are 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 i gess 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 first step she couldn't complete and i feel bad i feel bad right now because i remember my mom my sister and people i know are 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 muddy tomb 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 or 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 so i will say not enough has come their way most of them are broke and homeless. lost his wife and three children as well as a house they will get into just before the disaster the house i've been a started up to now i cannot get to 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. the fifty two hours that we're talking about that we didn't get access to was the central
unit 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 shook solely on their border crisis they have a resting place but survivors are struggling to build their lives how many trees how does iraq freetown sierra leone the catalan parliament has voted to demand jailed leaders of the success of this movement are represented in parliament former president carter's peers in law is in custody in germany waiting for a court says side whether he'll be extradited to spain faces charges of sedition and rebellion related to last year's referendum on succession other leaders remain in prison in spain david chase her is 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 was karla's who 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 said to 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. parliament has let says a new president when loyal to manaus leader aung sang suu cheney his predecessor ten sure resigned a week ago blaming health problems his resignation international criticism for the government's handling of the refugee crisis. in the united states the announcement that two white policeman won't be charged for the shooting of a black man has outraged his family and have altered serling's death and louisiana two years ago cause national outrage and spurred the black lives matter movement the vision to clear the officers comes as another investigation gets underway into the killing of a black man in california mike hanna reports from washington. the death of alton
sterling was caught on mobile phone video he was shot by officer blaine salamone each year in a struggle. the other officer did not destroy his weapon but did wrestle sterling to the ground the state department of justice left the investigation to the louisiana attorney general who's now announced the two officers will not be charged as in his view they attempted to make a lawful arrest this decision was not taken lightly. we came to this conclusion after countless hours of reviewing the evidence gather it turned over to us by the u.s. department of justice the dead man's family is outraged by the decision he was murdered . he was murdered. and. yes those being protesting the similar shooting are stefan clark in sacramento last week will hope for a different outcome. the twenty three year old was shot by officers responding to
reports of a man smashing car windows they chased him cornered him in his grandmother's backyard and paul had twenty shots fired. no weapon was found on the dead man only a phone. and in an attempt to calm the community the second mento police chief says the investigation into the shooting will be supervised by the california department of justice not local law enforcement officials as our city's police chief who has lived in this community my entire life i'm dedicated to making sure that we gather all the facts conduct a thorough investigation and promise we will continue to be transparent about the process another major difference in approach the body camera footage in this case was released within days that in the sterling case has still not been made public it was definitely encouraging that the chief of police is. the attorney general to
take the lead here and all we can hope for is that this is this investigation is going to be conducted fairly and transparently the question is whether this is indeed a more transparent and proactive approach that could signal the beginning of the end to the ongoing cycle of police shootings and consequent protest with a funeral planned for thursday the answer could well lie in the reaction of the tens of thousands that continue to protest and were in the death of yet another african american at the hands of police. mike hanna washington now paul says six thousand rivers and streams with india various treaties have been agreed to divide the water between the two but many in the poll say that disproportionate with india getting far more than its fair share. reports from dunder said district in nepal john the issue others 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 common project to 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 and 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 yet of 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 worked as laborers 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 water the rim of
those directly downstream towards the state of bihar in india that when the indian government built this embankment 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 pile 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 nepal 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 been abolished 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 building a real reliance and the fact that we've built the embankment all the way deep into a nearby lake territory so as to protect me while you dream 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 part of 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 apology neighbors. district in
a part. the strain is teasing cricket has been banned from playing captain steve smith and vice captain david warner have both been suspended for twelve months for their part and the ball tampering scandal cameron bancroft will serve a nine month ban for being caught scratching the ball with sandpaper last week all three have been sent home from south africa in disgrace the strain is cricket administrators found that coach darren lehmann had no prior knowledge of the plan temp pain or take over as captain so clearly this is caused a huge amount of damage to the game of cricket as a whole and certainly australian cricket and that's compromised the fans confidence and faith in cricket and it's really our responsibility. as administrator coaches and others to re-install faith and confidence.
without zira these are our top stories state media in china says north korea's leader is open to giving up nuclear technology kim jong un has met china's president xi jinping on his first foreign trip since taking power seven years ago as secretive first meeting was only revealed after it happened u.s. ambassador to the united nations is blaming both the syrian government and russia for what she calls a slaughter in eastern guta nikki haley says despite a cease fire the u.n. security council should be ashamed at the continued bombing of the rebel held enclave. turkish troops are close to taking another northern syrian town as part of its offensive against kurdish y p g fighters they're closing in on towel rifat a free turkish troops could take a picture and troll about free in ten days ago following a two month operation president. has said his forces will continue to move east as
far as these to push out the y.p. g. fighters who he says are terrorists. moral service is being held in paris for the policeman killed in last week's market siege and southwest france but died of gunshot wounds after he traded places with a female hostage during the siege he's been hailed as a national hero three others were killed in the attack russian president vladimir putin has declared wednesday a national day of mourning for the sixty four people killed in a shopping center fire on sunday forty one of those who died in the mall in the siberian city of kemah over were children the victims' relatives were demanding those responsible for what putin described as criminal negligence be held to account for long system is not working and exits were blocked ethiopia's ruling coalition has chosen the country's new leader ahmed was elected chairperson of the coalition meaning he automatically becomes prime minister his appointment comes
about a month after former prime minister. resigned. as the first or most prime minister in nearly three decades it's the third and final day of voting in egypt's presidential election incumbent addle fattah el-sisi is certain to win a second term is there any can best has been a vocal supporter of the president or other causes withdrew after being arrested or pressured those are your headlines to stay with us the stream is next. facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were living in a special place a so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while it is activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on and talk to al-jazeera at this time.