this is zero. watching the news hour live from our headquarters in doha and daddy navigator coming up in the next sixty minutes russia responds in kind to nations who have expelled the diplomats over the poisoning of a former spy. will become another syria like very soon let the other people take care of it but the u.s. president declares a looming syria withdrawal catching washington off guard low voter turnout casts a shadow over a gypsum president i've been five hundred ccs landslide election victory after he ran virtually unchallenged into. the. sandy this year full homecoming for the australian cricketers caught cheating during a match in south africa.
fellow russia is kicking out sixty u.s. diplomats and dozens more from other countries in response to the expulsion of its own diplomats this is the latest development in a worsening diplomatic dispute over who is responsible for poisoning a former russian spy in britain mike hanna reports from washington d.c. . the u.s. consulate in st petersburg shut down some sixty diplomats ordered to leave the country by the middle of next week sweeping russian retaliation zeneca limmy. there will be mirrored measures but not only stopping events the u.s. ambassador is invited to our ministry where my deputy would deliver him the content of these retaliation re measures against the united states they include the explosion of a similar number of diplomats and they include our decision to withdraw our consent to the operation of the united states consulate general in some petersburg as for
the rest of the countries everything that concerns the number of people who would leave the russian federation from diplomatic missions is also mirrored signal at the root of the dispute the alleged poisoning of a former russian double agent on british soil with a russian designed nerve agent russia vehemently denied any involvement but in a coordinated move more than one hundred fifty russian diplomats have been expelled from some twenty seven western nations a sanction including sixty from the united states and twenty three from the united kingdom and the u.s. state department has reacted angrily to the russian action insisting that russia does not have the right to play the victim there is no justification for the russian response our actions were motivated purely by the attack on the united kingdom the attack on a british citizen and his daughter remember this is the first time that
a weapons grade nerve agent no overt shock has been used outside of war on allied soil the russian consulate in seattle now stands empty but importantly the u.s. has made clear it reserves the right to further response the diplomatic dispute is far from over mike hanna al-jazeera washington. well you'll use scrip all the daughter of the former russian spy who was also poisoned in that attack is getting better russia has demanded access to her doctors say she is recovering in the hospital although it's unclear if she will be well enough to speak to investigators her father surrogate scruple remains in a critical condition well the us president donald trump has told supporters that american troops will be leaving syria very soon if he was speaking at an infrastructure event in the state of hawaii ohio when he began complaining about how much the u.s. spends on rebuilding other countries and by the way we're not going the hell out of
isis will become another syria like very soon let the other people take care of it now very soon very soon we're coming now we're going to have a hundred percent of the caliphate as they call it sometimes you for it to his land take it all back quickly quickly like some previous trump announcements this one caught many in washington off guard including the state department i can't comment on what the president supposedly said i haven't seen and i have to refer you back to the white house. i have not seen it myself and said it i have not seen that myself ok you know you don't you don't necessarily comment or report on things that have been heard secondhand and i'm not going to do that that's ok that's fine so you're not aware of any. determination to point to pull the u.s. out of sight and not know ok so the president is just speaking off the cuff and i don't know i don't know what if you were already back in the white house i'm not and i'm not aware it's not just the. well the us during the syria war during barack
obama's presidency one mission was to support groups fighting against eisel pentagon says about two thousand u.s. troops are still there to prevent a resurgence by the armed group and help maintain stability in december the defense secretary james mattis said he expected to send more diplomats and civilian personnel to syria more than a billion dollars of u.s. money has been directed towards syria related humanitarian assistance and congress has set aside billions more to help with security operation inherent resolve which aims to eliminate i saw from syria iraq and the wider international community has cost more than eighteen billion dollars what was a senior syria advisor to samantha power who was america's u.n. ambassador under barack obama he says it's unlikely trump's comments represented an actual policy change i was literally just speaking with some colleagues of mine former colleagues of mine at the state department who are getting ready to deploy to syria to to do their work out there in the northern part of the syria where the
u.s. military station so i really think this caught everyone off guard and i don't think it's particularly connected to any real policy the united states continues to pursue in the region the policy in the past has been to intervene in as little of a way as possible to try to. address the humanitarian situation without getting in broiled in a broader conflict in the middle east that's kind of been the policy but really clearly has not worked with this administration there's clearly a disconnect between what the president is saying what his military and political advisors are telling him which is the united states should remain in the areas it is in to use it as leverage against the syrian regime the iranians and russians and to keep an eye on potentially eisel returning that's really kind of the consensus on what the policy should be but again just like. review statements the president shooting from the hip and and now everybody is getting all worked up
a boy's saying but i really would pay attention to what the united states actually does in the coming days and weeks which i think will be more likely to remain in the areas it's in meanwhile reports have emerged that france plans to send troops to support kurdish forces that man vision northern syria and that's where most of america's troops are deployed french president the money one might call a mattress representatives from northern syria and paris they included members of the kurdish y p g which turkey has been fighting against has been fighting near its border kurdish officials say my call promised to send troops to mendis to help defeat i still and deter a turkey from advancing into the town hundreds of people in the usa of california have attended the funeral of a black man who was shot dead by police officers said they thought stefan clarke and the gun at them but it was his mobile phone his death has sparked protests in his hometown of sacramento and beyond gabriel he's on to reports. friends and
family of stefan clarke were here to grieve and console each other civil rights activist al sharpton gave the eulogy reminded people why they were there we came to have a family we came because there's no i should. be clark was a twenty two year old father of two kids he was shot and killed by two police officers who mistakenly thought he was a burglar body cameras on the two officers captured the moment on the evening of march eighteenth when officers confronted clark they fired their weapons twenty times clark was killed instantly he was unarmed only holding his cellphone he was standing in the backyard of his grandmother's home both officers aren't administrative leave pending an investigation at first the shooting mostly went unnoticed outside of sacramento but as more details emerged so too do the coals for justice street protests growing louder by the day and spreading as far away as new
york white house press secretary sarah huckabee sanders said that stefan clark's killing was terrible but that the white house won't have much more to say about it because in her words it's a local matter at clark's funeral in sacramento this was the response to that no this is not a local man. they didn't killing young black men. and we are here to say we are going to stand with stand firm and the leaders of this family emotions are still high and people have promised to not rest until the officers are held to account the city of sacramento is on edge more protests are planned the family lawyer is appealing the call we must do now is to make sure that we protest first amendment rights in the most put.
way possible but people here know this funeral should never have been needed but stefan clark was killed for no reason. washington. the united nations says it's appalled at the death of sixty eight people in venezuela after a riot and fire in the holding cells of a police station services have been held in milan for some of the victims' rights groups have been quick to blame president think of us my dear old for not dealing with overcrowding and rising violence in the country's prisons so far there has been no official response from the government. he has more from bogota in neighboring colombia. otoh it is a menace well or facing national and international outrage for their slow response to one of the worst disasters to happen in the country's detention facilities more than twenty four hours after the incident that left sixty eight people dead there
still hasn't been an official statement by the government of president nicolas maduro the only official statement came via twitter from the office of the attorney general he did confirm the dead talk and said he was appointing for prosecutors to investigate exactly what happened inside the prison and for a second day relatives of the victim spent a day in front of the police station trying to find out what happened to their loved ones if they were still alive or how to recovered the body a temporary morgue was set up inside the police station to try and speed up that process unfortunately this has been just the last in a long serious deadly riots in venezuela as detention facilities in the country struggle with over crying crowding and the lack of basic supplies in main things.
the ever worsening social and economic crisis in the country. hundreds of women have rallied in guinea to demand justice for people who died in recent office and protests they carried pictures of young men who they say were killed by police disputed local elections last month a few old anti-government sentiment among opposition groups in the west african country. the. preliminary results from egypt election have delivered what everyone expected a landslide victory for the president but it appears most voters either stayed at home actively boycotted the election or spoiled their ballots and reports the wrong ones with most votes already counted in egypt's presidential election abdel fattah el-sisi appears to have won a second term by a landslide state media says he secured ninety percent of the vote while sisi
described the election as a source of pride critics described it as a sham millions of eligible voters stayed home over the three days of the election rather than vote for him or his only rival who said mustafa mussa leads a party that supported sisi he announced he was running at the last minute after all other potential challengers pulled out some were arrested some were pressured to drop out a new national has a little girl i voted to improve the country's current situation it doesn't matter who you support most of my friends didn't vote for. seven political parties and one hundred fifty opposition figures told voters to stay home rather than grant sisi the electoral agenda mysie he wanted the national elections authority warned egyptians to vote or pay a fine other threats and incentives were used to encourage voters but participation was lower in this election than in the previous two more than one point five
million votes were rejected after some voters submitted blank ballots or wrote in their own candidates that may. the term invalid votes trend on twitter the most popular posts saying the true winners of the vote were egyptians who boycotted the election altogether we all know that it has no constitutional or political legitimacy a sense of there is not much of participation safiya fair and so on but he wants to say at least that there was a significant turnout. to give him another mandate for another four years especially that most of his promises in front of fourteen were not fulfilled security for egypt prosperous economic situation the ending of the crises whether security or political. with a new mandate of sorts and with his reelection secured his strongest supporters are considering the possibility of amending the constitution to allow sisi to run for thirty or perhaps even longer. al-jazeera plenty more ahead in the
news hour including the deal that could give the vatican more influence over the china catholic church but not everyone has faith and a mountain to climb how cyprus is trying to hike up tourists numbers. but first tens of thousands of palestinians are expected to gather in just a few hours time for demonstrations marking the land day its annual they've done and it's an act of collective resistance to the israeli occupation the biggest protests are planned in gaza that's where israeli forces are warning they will open fire on anyone attempting to breach the border fence. reports from the occupied west bank it's a day that's been marked since one nine hundred seventy six then like now
palestinians are protesting to confiscation of their land. it's also they weighted demonstrate their attachment to that learned. a bit hen if we want to impose a presence a plant that lends a hard to take over israel always says that it's only taking a barren land that's why we need to play it everywhere. so his property shrink by four hector's and has received notice that another fourteen could be taken away soon much of the land goes towards building illegal jewish settlements and the exploitation of natural resources or in the case of an officer meant for the construction of a bypass road that now goes over part of his land he can only reach it via this underpass but axes isn't always guaranteed. if the gate is closed we're stuck for hours everyone wants freedom of movement i want to be able to come home here and i build a shack to store my equipment but the israelis won't allow me i can't even install
a light to sit here in the summer do road was integrated by israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu also pledged two hundred twenty eight million dollars from this year's budget was the building of more roads across the occupied west bank. another project underway is that up the road there to the left now that's the extension of the eastern ring road and it has its own separation wall in the middle now trafficked on one side will be reserved only to israelis on the other side traffic will be reserved to palestinians but they can only travel between their towns and villages without bypasses are designed to circumvent palestinian population centers settlers say it's for their own safety but the plan was initially put in place in one nine hundred eighty three and was only implemented after the oslo accords were signed years later when there because the water the roads could through the west
bank in circling palestinian communities and dividing the west bank into continents they connect jewish settlements to each other and directly to israel in case of an exaggeration there's already a system in place. israel says the bypass roads as vital for the development of settlements they expanded by seventeen percent last year or as many palestinians say ever since donald trump became you as president with every dig of the shovel palestinians see more land lost and the dream of a futurist state. in the occupied west bank coffee outlets in california may soon have to caution their customers about a potential cancer risk a court has ruled that coffee sold there must be labeled with a cancer warning it said starbucks and other coffee companies had failed to show that a chemical compound produced during the roasting process isn't dangerous the industry insists that levels of that compound in coffee are harmless but here's the official
response from the u.s. national coffee association coffee has been shown over and over again to be a healthy beverage this lawsuit has confused consumers and does nothing to improve public health. the leaders of north and south korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade on april the twenty seventh the announcement was made following high level talks between seoul in pyongyang the north korean leader kim jong un will meet south korea's president inside the demilitarized zone that divides the two countries it comes just days after kim's surprise visit to china where he met president xi jinping as millions of catholics around the world celebrate easter signs are emerging of improving relations between the vatican and china's governments the two sides cut ties almost seventy years ago following the communist revolution christian organizations have faced here as
a state repression including the removal of rooftop crosses church demolitions and the imprisonment of priests off china sixty seven million christians more than ten million are catholic and they're split between underground churches that recognize the pope and state approved churches that don't but as adrian brown reports change is in the air. in china catholics have a choice pray in a state sanctioned church like this one in secret but this easter many worshippers will be considering a new scenario a deal between the vatican and the chinese government that may be imminent the agreement could decide the future of the estimated ten million catholics in china who've long hope for normalization in vatican china relations what i always hope the pope and the vatican can establish diplomatic relations with china i'm so
excited. the pope is the symbol of catholics if you catholic you would definitely want to see him that's why i'd be so happy if he came to china. surprising views because those worshippers belong to the official catholic church which is not recognize the authority of the pope since the vatican and china sever diplomatic ties in one nine hundred fifty one but that could be about to change according to francisco c.c. an attorney an academic invited to interview the pope two years ago he says there are even discussions about the vatican establishing a representative office in beijing and this could happen. within the zia i would say that sue i think it is a possibility we don't know there are of course many things up in the air but there is law. and the song would say. before that happens
though another deal is expected on the thorny issue of who gets to appoint bishops for the first time that would give the vatican a say in the selection process but some of the underground churches that operate without government approval are fearful about this growing reproach mo and they have a senior catholic official on their side who's accused the pope of betrayal cardinal joseph zen is the former bishop of hong kong where religious freedoms are still protected many people in that union less a church may get a scandalized inmate who is their faith in the pope and the poor pope has so many critics so. we decide one i'm a very saudi. such criticism of the pope even by
a retired cardinal is rare neither the vatican or china's religious affairs bureau responded to our requests for comment but a report in the state controlled newspaper on thursday citing several official sources said the announcement could be made as soon as saturday a day before easter. the china represents the last frontier for the catholic church it's been that way for centuries never more so than now adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. well the asia pacific region is the most vulnerable in the world when it comes to access to water and alice says from the asian water development outlook finds population growth and urbanisation have drastically increased demands the region's home to sixty percent of the world's population and fifty percent of the poorest people agriculture it takes up eighty percent of water resources and that will only grow as by twenty thirty the asia pacific is expected
to have twenty two cities of ten million people or more and in thirty years or so three point four billion people are expected to be living in areas where water is scarce for the next story in our thirst series we travel to indonesia that's where one of the world's dirtiest rivers is being cleaned up thousands of soldiers are being deployed in an ambitious project to make the water of the drinkable in the next seven years but a step fossil reports from west java some factories are still using it as a dump for chemical weights. a thick soup of rubbish clogging one of indonesia's main waterways after previous failed attempts to clean up the river in west java the government has called in the army to do the dirty work it's not an easy battle to win as the soldiers remove garbage from the three hundred kilometer long river more arrives ways from households markets and shops simply dumped into the water
not only is it the easiest way to get rid of rubbish but for many living along the river it's the only way that they got. up for more than a month we've been talking to villagers about how to be more hygienic turns out most of them don't want to dump their garbage in the river but they don't know what else to do with their household waste there is no garbage dump in their village there are no garbage collectors it's a huge problem at the park but what i'm some people in the village of my july used the river for washing and cleaning that many villages including yes watty and her son are suffering from a skin disease doctors blame on the contaminated water. the same rules of. the water used to be clean but since the factories have been operating it has become like this it used to be totally clear. thousands of factories dumped tons of chemical waste in the river every day and via mental groups took
legal action against one of the main textile producers kohath tax but this by the supreme court order in november betting the dumping of waste this is what we found a black colored slick coming from god tax after repeated requests for an explanation the company eventually said the color does not prove the water is contaminated so. as long as there is no law enforcement and as long as they don't have regular inspections in these factories the river will never be clean this clean up has been happening for nearly two months and they have been inspections but this is the evidence we find. samples have shown dangerous levels of lead and other matters in the water which is also used by thousands of farmers for irrigation turning this into drinking water within the next seven years sounds like a promise impossible to keep despite another attempt to clean up what's known as one of the world's dirtiest river us she thought it was still being used as
a dump for all kinds of waste and fire mantilla say that if polluters are not being punished this cleanup is just another waste of time and money the government says action will be taken against polluters as soon as a presidential decree is issued oh we're going to focus on promises because we told them are. you going to kill the next generation or don't play around anymore because before i heard about this story you know and i said no what is this the creek coming we going to we're going to create we're going to execute some parts of the river are looking quite clean now but taking out the rubbish has not exactly solved the waste issue with most landfills full soldiers have no choice but to dump garbage next to the river in the middle of a residential area creating new problems step fasten al-jazeera a cheetah river still had in the program we'll explain why the former french president nicolas sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial plus
a year before britain is due to leave the e.u. the prime minister goes on to four trying to unite her divided nation and last year's women's u.s. open champion makes her first final since september peter will tell you how she did it a little later in sports. from . winds to an enchanting breeze. welcome back still looking good across much of eastern china and taiwan with temperatures there well into the twenty's but we have got an area of rain which is likely develop across more western parts of china during the course of saturday said could see some rain nervously once again into the himalayas then it's snow fall further says some showers across indochina but hanoi should be largely dry
with temperatures in the upper twenty's hot and humid there for young on and me amar so down into southeastern parts of asia and here we've got fine conditions always through the mail a plain just a slight chance they'll share in the gulf of time but i think for bangkok it should be drawn fine the same goes for much of cambodia and southern parts of vietnam in there are thirty four and then we got a few showers affecting borneo for java and bali weather conditions generally not looking too bad philippines also looking at largely dry weather conditions but i think we'll see a few more showers developing as they head on into saturday across into south asia and it's looking pretty hot here and it obviously is going to be that way for quite some time because the monsoon rains are a long way off yet so night pours every chance of getting to forty two degrees as we head through friday delis also pretty hot at thirty eight degrees moving on through into saturday look up at forty three elsewhere should be fine in colombo in flanker highs of thirty two. the weather sponsored by qatar peace.
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hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour the white house says russia's expulsion of sixty u.s. diplomats marks a further deterioration in its relationship with moscow it's the latest move in a diplomatic dispute over the poisoning of a former russian spy in the u.k. the u.s. president says american troops will be leaving syria very soon speaking to supporters trump said it's time to let others take care of i sold their. hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a black man who was killed while on by police in the u.s. state of california stefan clark's death has caused widespread public anger.
the former french president nicolas sarkozy will face trial accused of corruption and influence peddling his lawyers say he will appeal the decision and the case centers on phone calls and what's a cozy allegedly tried to sway judges. has more from paris. well this case all dates back to two thousand and fourteen at the time french police were investigating the former french president nicolas sarkozy over alleged illegal campaign funding of his two thousand and seven presidential campaign and as part of the investigation the police put a wiretap on both nicolas sarkozy's mobile phone and that of his lawyer and they stumbled across a conversational one point in which sarkozy and his lawyer were discussing a giving a top french judge a very comfortable position in monaco in return for some inside information on the investigation well sarkozy was later placed under formal investigation on alleged
corruption charges but he and his lawyer always denied those charges they have appealed in the past saying that those wiretaps were in fact illegal but now we have a case in which france's highest court has decided to press ahead with those charges and it's very likely indeed that nicolas sarkozy will now face trial in this investigation it has to be said though the past few weeks have not been good for the former president his legal woes are really piling up he was placed under formal investigation just last week for other corruption charges again linked to illegal campaign funding this time of his two thousand and seven campaign allegedly he misused libyan money in that campaign and he's already very likely to face trial over another case also involving illegal campaign funding this time of his two thousand and twelve presidential bid. well britain's prime minister has been
touring the country selling the benefits of bricks at a year before the u.k. is due to depart the european union to resume says she's committed to making bricks at a success many though are unconvinced those born to be phillips are ports. she didn't vote for breck's it to put on a rapid tour of britain starting in a scottish textile factory the prime minister urged the country to embrace the idea of leaving the e.u. i believe that we can negotiate a good agreement which is terrorist free in this friction is trade as possible so we maintain those markets in the e.u. but also that we open up markets around the rest of the world breaks it provides us with opportunities. but who's this campaigning against breck's it outside downing street boris johnson or maybe don't put his impersonator on these protesters believe bret's it has to be stopped with a second referendum on the final deal because she ations between britain and the
e.u. is will a student just speaking for a generation that voted overwhelmingly to stay in business one direction for a few. in five to mobilize and try to persuade parents and grandparents many of the like minded back to back to back just not sure anymore and it's not the right deal i'm not sure i'd direction from here but all the older generation persuadable i travelled from london to the english market town of spalding west seventy percent voted to leave the e.u. the challenge for those trying to stop bricks it is to change people's minds in towns like spalding and that still feels like an uphill struggle so there's a measure of ensuring. that i don't think you can you said not go into this get on with it but back in london not much sign of rallying round another and groups that soften up. little bus tour around supported by some big names in british politics
all right except that whatever happens in terms of any effort. to stop it which is take it to a different course and the one that he was in the voice roy said that's very difficult but i think millions of people believe the country's made its or was. this just come on. this isn't sustainable meanwhile the prime minister travelling all through dalton ireland wales and england in one hectic day says there's no turning back but if the bricks at referendum of twenty sixth seed was meant to settle the issue of britain and europe for want some for roll well it doesn't yet feel that it has to be phillips al-jazeera london students and britain's oxford university has taken to social media to try to encourage more people from ethnic backgrounds to apply for places in elite universities. started a you tube channel to document her own experiences the nineteen year old who is
originally from zimbabwe says while most of the responses to her post are positive she has received some racist comments. it started pretty recently when i decided to discuss diversity and race issues on my title because i said it's nice it's all well and good for me to take videos of myself playing with the law and is enjoying myself but there are things that we discuss such as race so i discover it's nice to me to talk about it and when i did i guess some people didn't like the fact that i was occupying the space a bit and i don't know who these comments are coming from it could be from anyone anywhere in the world but they were saying i should be lynched i don't deserve a space that i didn't qualified to be oxygen which i do i should have the k.k.k. come on to me i should just not be there because of the color of my skin if you are an ethnic minority student out there you're sitting at home and you think you know what i want to fight because i deserve it i believe apply we need you also doesn't
want you we need your talents are needed and you deserve a space. malays are soft in the proposed penalty for people found guilty of creating spreading fake news the government had wanted to impose ten year jail terms but has reduced that to six in response to criticism from rights groups the government's also changed the wording of the bill making it a crime to maliciously create spread or publish fake news instead of knowingly opponents say the legislation is designed to shut down discussion on the prime minister's allegedly to a financial scandal as he is accused of stealing more than four billion dollars from a state funds the proposed legislation covers all media even outlets based outside of malaysia the pion goes is a fellow in public interest technology at the think tank new america he says imposing restrictions on the media will not stop fake news from spreading.
this is a very difficult situation because. what these governments are trying to do is really shape the news in a way that supports their story and in this particular case i think what we're seeing is that that the government doesn't doesn't like the situation that is happening with with reporters and journalists and researchers discussing openly what is what is happening with the prime minister and this financial situation and want to try to try to temper down on the ability for open and free speech i think the the situation right now is really difficult for companies it's difficult for governments to. but i don't think necessarily the solution that's being proposed in malaysia's bill is necessarily the right way forward i think we need the public we need consumer advocates and companies and governments and policy
experts all coming together to really try to develop a stronger solution here and these unilateral moves to try to legislate in a very strict way against the industry or in a way that can impinge on the right to free speech or the right to political expression these types of approaches should should really be thrown away in nobel peace laureates malala yousafzai has vowed to continue her fight for girls' education during an emotional homecoming she's in pockets on for the first time since she was shot in the head by the taliban had a hoax to report. an emotional return for pakistan's most recognizable figures malawi use of say is back on home soil six years after being targeted by pakistan taliban for her determination to go to school. while i still cannot believe that this is true that this is actually happening for the last five years i've dreamed
that i could set foot in my country today i'm very happy. security was tight for her arrival in islamabad a government source described the lack of as necessary for what is a sensitive visit use of say rose to international prominence when she was attacked by masked gunman on her way home from school in two thousand and twelve that then fifteen year old was shot in the head punishment for her defying the pakistan taliban ban on girls' education in her home district of the swat she was airlifted to britain for lifesaving treatment and has been living there since she continued her schooling united kingdom getting top grades and enrolling in oxford university she also continued campaigning for education and shovelled the world supporting local advocacy groups in two thousand and fourteen she won the nobel peace prize the youngest ever to do so age seventeen let us pick up now does become our books
and. they are our last bar for weapons one child and one teacher one book. and one thing. changed the was. despite how well why declaim many don't regard her as well me back in pakistan some say she portrays how country and negative light and is seeking fame but it was a lot of you know kind of a mixed opinion about milan and it does criticise. an agent of the west that was a lot of people want to read a. news of her return was welcomed on the streets the capital but also highlighted the need for further development. before she has brought pride to pakistan she's got a noble award the attack on her was very unjust but my law is not the only girl from pakistan there are also other girls of the same like we should take care of our women like we are taken care of her the timing of her visit is important skeptics
point out this is election year in pakistan and the law is homecoming could be seen as good publicist how to help. all small farms are disappearing from the u.s. landscape because they can't compete with bigger operations during the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign many voters and agricultural regions embraced donald trump who picked a farm state governor mike pence as his running mates but as john hendren reports from pence's home state of indiana many now regret their choice. in a word great says american foreign policy is found when i was young there were family farms all around one hundred sixty four hundred acres and largely all disappeared. fifty to ninety percent of them are gone here in the indiana plains home of vice
president mike pence farmers in their rural neighbors voted heavily for donald trump. there's a late comer. now many farmers especially smaller scale producers are suffering buyer's remorse the chump administration had an awful lot of support from rural america and my expectations was that trump was going to support all classes of farmers there some rules that would would give small farmers family scale agriculture a chance and he hasn't made any of those kind of deals for us trump is focused on slashing regulations we think we can cut regulations by seventy five percent maybe more but big farmers complain that trump the deal maker has been a deal breaker when it comes to trade pacts that boost their exports and immigration policies that supply them with cheap labor kathleen merrigan a former obama administration deputy secretary of agriculture says small farmers
have it worse largely ignored by government farm aid it favors massive corporate farms that don't need it though administration has said. if you're hearing from farmers in the field that. i wholeheartedly agree we see the big guys doing. some of the new entrants small guys are doing ok but it's the middle that function where most of your income is coming from farming. but you're not giant those are the ones that are really feeling great gunther of the biggest client he should congo celebrity chef rick bayless who owns this restaurant here the upscale clientele has come to expect the free range organic pork and poultry that gun for delivers that's how we differentiate himself but the trumpet ministration has declined to sign the strict guidelines on organic food that many farmers have asked for things like requiring that animals have access to outdoors so gung thorpe says no one can really know just how different his product
is and that is his main selling point. that is this farmer wondering how many more of his neighbors will stop contributing to the world's food supply in simply let their fields grow fallow john hendren al jazeera le grange indiana tourism is booming in cypress is the island works to recover from a damaging financial crisis five years ago not all areas though are reaping the rewards explains how the government is trying to change that it's hard to fit into a postcard just how nice it is to be away from the subzero temperatures back home we come to cyprus because i know you in the ukraine is snow and cold and we wanted to go to spring to see father and son and maybe it's a seaman see. it's a familiar story the abundance of beaches and sunshine has attracted steadily increasing numbers of tourists to cyprus. that is seen the economies of coastal
towns boosted as the number of visitors reached three point six million last year officials expect the number of tourists to reach a record level in two thousand and eighteen many head for seaside towns of course leaving places in the mountains like cattle five three are here not as frequent as they could be a fact the government says it now wants to change. is ready for change her souvenir shop in got about three a gets its first visitors of the afternoon. the town is one of several in the trudeau's mountains facing declining numbers of tourists. government talk of reviving tourist towns like hers is raising her hopes i think it's a very good idea because high living in the mountains and will be about a hippie to have more tourists because we're living you know all of us what it's done jobs here. the government is unveiling a plan to increase visits to tourist spots left out of the boom sixteen million
euros are being set aside to upgrade infrastructure and another million to improve hotels. ice to give a new brand of cyprus in a lot of areas the mountains for example and to find out their way of life but it's not only on the beaches but on the mountains as work. that way of life is struggling in those mountains as visitors doing will so does business and people end up migrating to cities a newspaper can pass the time when you hardly have a customer in your restaurant but it won't reveal a new chapter for your town for that many are hoping the government's initiative will rescue them from a sticky situation sami's a down al-jazeera cup or three or cyprus. sports news is about a minute away including the chicago cubs made history on the opening day of the major league baseball season peter has the details coming out. in san francisco.
peter. thank you very much cricket's ball tampering scandal has claimed its latest scalp on a day of high emotion the disgraced trio of steve smith david warner and cameron bancroft all arrived back in australia on thursday just a day after stating he would remain as coach derren lehman resigned saying it was the right thing for stray cricket now the scandal has cost cricket australia one of
its major sponsors and the players have had personal deals scrapped as well emotions were high as the players made tearful apologies and pleas for forgiveness . has more from sydney. the world's best test match batsman fronted the astray the media and the combination of what has been the hardest week of his career i made a serious error of judgment and i now understand the consequences it was a failure of leadership a violation to say the way. it. thanks everybody and moan it's. it hurts. former captain steve smith and vice captain david warner a banned from playing for the next twelve months and batsman cameron bancroft is banned for nine months or three conspired to use sandpaper to manipulate the ball
during saturday's test match against south africa and you can understand spin a top emotional tone for what the kids. at this present on you'll hear from in a public. bancroft also face the media when he landed in perth not a second has gone by since last saturday when i haven't wished to turn back home and do the right thing during the launch bright. it is something overgrowth. at just twenty eight years old smith has become one of the strangest sporting stars all right to get to your debut and he became the country's third youngest captain in two thousand and fifteen and twice won a strategy is most prestigious cricket prize. true story now a spectacular fall from grace this has been a wonderful notion of the press conference the greatest rally and the players involved may her marks the end of this saga but they have already
ramifications conses starting to pull out smith is no longer brand ambassador for one of the strangest best known banks or breakfast cereals both want to and bancroft have lost contracts with a sports clothing company and a wealth management company has cancelled its estimated fifteen million dollars sponsorship deal with the game's administrators cricket australia and smith and warner a banned from playing in the indian premier league costing them close to two million dollars each smith may still have a bright future in the years to come but the former captain may never be able to repair the damage from the ball tampering scandal which has shocked the sporting world. al-jazeera sydney the tearful news conferences prompted coach terry lehman to also announce his resignation the fourth test against south africa starting on friday in johannesburg will be his last.
despoiling may be the not resigning after viewing statement cameron's. its only three year make this decision. this will increase your own included in a call for the him to implement changes to regain the trust of this firm public this iraq thing for strong cricket south africa's captain faf duplicity says he feels sorry for steve smith any hopes he will be given a second chance by both cricket selectors and fans i did send him a text as i said i from a really deep. feel for the guy you don't want to see guys going through that stuff . and it's going to be incredibly hard from the next. so i just sent a message of support saying that. you'll get through this you should be strong. and he was really really appreciate the message the apologies have come too late
for cricket australia's bank balance as you heard from our reporter in sydney one of their major sponsors has pulled out already at seven months into a three year multi-million dollar deal fund manager magellan financial group who were the title sponsors for january's ashes series against england has dropped of the team the deal was reported to have been worth more than fifteen million dollars now the players have also been hit in the pocket steve smith has been dumped while strangers biggest lender that would be a commonwealth bank and also breakfast cereal company senator ian who make weet bix . electronics company l.g. they cut ties with david warner days ago already and sportswear brand assets also canceled deals with both warner and bancroft moral clauses are common in sports sponsorship deals meaning one side can walk away if the conduct of the other has a negative effect ok let's go to some tennis now and over in miami u.s.
open champion sloane stephens is on the verge of winning her first title since claiming her maiden grand slam crown last september on thursday she was in action against former world number one victoria as a rain coat of bella ruth's in the miami open samy finals as a rink it took the first set six three. but the american would come storming back to the second state six to prove decisive in taking the deciding set six one that would book her place in the finals. the major league baseball season is underway with the miami marlins hosting the chicago cubs in the opening game. yet half getting the season off to the perfect start for the cubs with a home run
a few opening pitch it's the first time in more than thirty years that the first pitch of the season has been hit for a home run the cubs getting two more homers in the eight for victory. the president of football club power has been banned from all football stadiums in greece for three years of the storming onto the pitch with a gun earlier this month even seventy's charged onto the field with the gun on his belt after the scene had a goal disallowed in a match against fellow title challenges a ek athens the greek league was suspended following the incident but matches will resume on saturday after all sixteen clubs agreed to antiviolence measures the club has also been stripped of three points and that's all the sport for me for now we'll have another update for you again later on and that's it for the news hour thanks very much for watching daryn jordan's with you in just a moment with more news right here on al-jazeera.
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