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gas fired the palestinians as they begin an annual protest against his radio patient. adrian from again this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up a strong warning from turkey's president out of want to france to not get involved in the syrian conflict. syrian rebels holding on to the final pocket of peace goosen it i'm asking us tonight that they reached a deal to leave. russia summons ambassadors from several countries says the spy poisoning dispute deep the.
israeli forces have killed four palestinians during protests in gaza palestine's ministry of health says that at least nineteen people have been injured during confrontations with israeli security forces hundreds of people have been converging in different parts of palestinian territories as part of an annual day of protest against israel's illegal occupation that amount of the right of return for palestinian refugees to what is now israel al-jazeera is hot a abdulhamid joins us live from israel what's happening where you are. well nothing yet but we are expecting thousands of people to come here basically. israeli palestinians. live in these areas who are coming to commemorate land day as you said earlier does this happening a bit all over in the arab towns and villages in israel but also in the occupied west bank we noted there have been. told that they have had
it in bits that's one of the main friction points really near a number north of ramallah and usually when protesters arrive there it turns into violent clashes between the youth there and the israeli army and then as you mentioned the biggest show showing so far is in gas now in gaza you have two different situations that are unfolding you have tens of thousands of people who have gone to distance that have been erected about seven hundred meters away from the border fence of we understand that those tents have been put in place over the past two days and will stay there for did next six weeks until may fifteenth the palace the people there wanting to do for it to be a peaceful city and but they want their voices to be here and they are demanding the right of return for refugees you have to bear in mind the majority of the
population in gaza are refugees many of them were expelled from downs and villages here for example in northern israel and had to make their way all the way there and then you have those who are going towards the fence and that's where you have to violent confrontations from what we understand four people have died so far israel has been warning that it will have a zero tolerance. policy and has also beefed up its security presence all along that border fence part of many thanks indeed. turkey's president is rejecting france's offer to mediate between ankara kurdish groups in syria. says he is served by francis approach to the syrian conflict a delegation from the white p.g. met france's president of money on thursday and said that from sort of agreed to support the serious and of course the earlier reports from istanbul. turkey and
france seem to have very different approaches when it comes to the kurdish issue not only in northern syria but also in turkey ancora hasn't welcomed france being walang teared for maybe a thing between why p.g. and turkey because president are dons that turkey would never sit around the table with a terrorist organization because turkey sees y p g as an option though the out both criticise the workers' party which is recognized as a terror group by the turks but on the other hand france they swipe e g n p k k are totally different today present are gone has slammed. being willing to for this medication also has accused france for dealing with groups like p k k and being in solidarity with them also other turkish officials have been reacting against this called by france also they have accused president corona for having different attitudes while talking on the phone with president are gone but while acting on
diplomacy also ancora sees this effort by france as a cherished for creating an international public opinion to legit surmise a terror group so it seems both turkey and france will be discussing over this issue for a while especially when you know it took states is considering to with throw from syria also making a call for why p.g. two would throw from sin jar and other places in northern syria well it's about the french reaction to the ones comments to tasha buckaroos in paris. well what we have a are two sides to the story on one hand we have a delegation from the kurdish dominated syrian democratic forces or s.d.f. saying that they met the french president emanuel mark hall on thursday evening and he personally committed to sending more troops to northeastern syria to support the kurds on the other we have a statement from the police say saying that france is not planning any additional
military operations in syria outside of its role alongside the international coalition fighting i saw what the lease say has said is that the french president wants a role in trying to try and mediate between turkey and the s.d.f. it is a confused picture there is no doubt that the french president did indeed meet this delegation on thursday evening it was an on shared told me to get it was off that meeting that this delegation the u.s. you have to allegation decided to put across their side of the story but it is a confused picture and a surprise move u.s. president donald trump has told his supporters that american troops will be leaving syria very soon he was speaking at an event in ohio but he began complaining about how much the u.s. spends on rebuilding other countries the u.s. has more than two thousand military personnel in syria helping local groups to defeat eisel and by the way we're knocking the hell out of isis will become a serial like very soon let the other people take care of it now very soon very
soon become and we're going to have a hundred percent. of the caliphate as they call it sometimes referred to as the land take it all back quickly quickly the u.s. went into syria during barack obama's presidency to help in the fight against eisel the pentagon says that around two thousand troops are still there to prevent the group's resurgence many of them are now concentrated around man beach in the north close to the border with turkey that's part of the yellow area under the control of kurdish fighters some of which are backed by the u.s. turkish controlled territory of syria is marked green here to a key considers the kurdish y p g a terrorist organization and has vowed to push the group out of syria these pictures emerged recently showing american troops including the man in charge of the u.s. led coalition working with kurds in man beach the u.s.
mission has been to maintain stability but they've also ended up in the middle of a decade's old conflicts these pictures show where american troops have set up a line near between their allied kurdish fighters and turkish backed forces. syrian rebels are denying reports of a deal for them to leave the last area they hold in eastern goosen near the capital damascus syrian and russian media had suggested that there was an agreement for the town of duma opposition figure faces of surrender the rest of eastern guta in the past month as government forces tighten their grip on the on klav let's get more now from syria's mohammed jump jhoom who joins us live from beirut so have they agreed mohammed or not what do we know. well adriana really depends on who you're listening to right now and who you're speaking with because the russian military is saying that there has been an agreement and the which is the last rebel faction inside of the they are in control of duma they are the last rebel factions who have
not surrendered to pro-government forces that they have now agreed to do so and they have agreed to an evacuation this of course comes after news emerged yesterday that there was a deadline that was given by the syrian government and pro syrian government fighters in the russian government. inside duma that they would have to evacuate by tomorrow night by saturday evening otherwise there would be a push by syrian backed forces to go in and take that area now of course it is them as you mentioned just a few moments ago they are strenuously denying these reports from the russian military they are saying that any reports that any deal has been struck between them and the syrian government or russian forces are patently false we spoke with how it up that he's the spokesperson for them he said this our position is still clear and said fast the rejection of force displacement and the demographic change of the rest of eastern and now this is in line with what they've been saying all
along is now does not want to have their fighters evacuate the area even if they do surrender to syrian forces but it's very very complicated there is this deadline that is looming it is unclear how many civilians are trapped inside of duma how many people may want to leave the humanitarian situation is still very dire and on a day like today one news line emerges from russia saying that a deal has been struck another newsline emerges from inside syria from the fighters on the ground saying that there has been no deal so we'll be monitoring in the hours to come and we'll get you all the latest mohammed many thanks. russia's foreign ministry is summoning ambassadors from several countries who it accuses of taking unfriendly steps the move follows moscow's expulsion of over one hundred fifty diplomats including sixty americans it's part of the diplomatic dispute over the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in the u.k.
mike hanna reports from washington 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. there will be myriad 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 exposion 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 leave the russian federation from diplomatic missions is also mirrored said 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 and 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 this diplomatic dispute is far from over mike hanna al-jazeera washington. i weather update next here on to
syria then countdown to briggs it britain's prime minister visits all four countries in the u.k. to try to heal the wounds of the divorce this time next year. looks closer to a deal that could give the vatican more influence of the catholic church in china. however got plenty of spring more for japan over the next couple days as is the case to into the korean peninsula the cherry blossoms that blooming nicely now was the clear skies high pressure very much in charge a little area of low pressure that will make its way across china will ease a little further east which is because through the next. increase in the wet weather perhaps a little bit of snow heading towards about it will start and that will continue to
drive its way further east as we go on through the weekend south of that with the temperatures eighteen nineteen degrees will be twenty and rising come sunday get to twenty one in tokyo lovely weather coming through ten degrees warmer than that in beijing warm sun. in heaven temperatures at around thirty one degrees celsius light winds a little bit hazy at times but we are used to that now calls come from the south warmth in place here as well hong kong at about twenty six degrees at twenty three therefore shanghai we have got some cloud and rain just around the southwestern corner chengdu it eighteen degrees celsius with that right snow way over the high ground place for it warms up as we go wanted to sunday said temperatures picking up to around twenty three degrees for a drawing as you can see once again across the southeast in kona twenty seven in hong kong so looking good right through the weekend sunshine the showers into southeast asia more sunshine than she was from just.
least three hundred sixty five people have been injured in the confrontations thousands of palestinians taking part in an annual day of protest against israel's illegal occupation. turkey's president is rejecting france's offer to mediate between ankara and kurdish armed groups in syria the delegation from the white p.g. met france's president emanuel back wrong and said the france had agreed to support . russia's foreign ministry is something ambassadors from nine e.u. countries forbid accuses of taking unfriendly steps the move follows moscow's expulsion of over one hundred fifty diplomats including sixty americans it's part of the diplomatic dispute over the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in the u.k. . britain's prime minister has undertaken a quick tour of all four countries in the u.k. at the start of the countdown to leaving the e.u. this time next year to resume a says that she's committed to making bricks is
a success but many britons nationwide don't want to divorce from europe here's our u.k. correspondent bobby philips. 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 and it's friction is trade is possible so we maintain those. it's in the e.u. but also that we open up markets around the rest of the world rex it provides us with opportunities. but who's this campaigning against sit outside downing street boris johnson or maybe don't but his impersonator and these protesters believe bret's it can be stopped with a second referendum on the final deal from the because she ations between britain
and the e.u. is will a student just speaking for a generation that voted overwhelmingly to stay in your resume this is one direction but i feel so perfectly entitled to mobilize and try to persuade our parents and grandparents many of whom are like minded back to back to back just not sure anymore but 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 spaulding 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 to this image of ensuring. that i don't think you can lead to a bush said what we want to discuss only but back in london not much sign of rallying round another group sets off on a battle 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 in the one the peoples in the viceroy said so it'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 northern ireland wales and england in one hectic day says there's no turning back but if the brics that referendum of twenty sixth seed was meant to settle the issue of britain and europe for want some for all while it doesn't yet feel that it has to be phillips al-jazeera london. the united nations says that it's supported by the deaths of dozens of prisoners in a fire and riots in venezuela funerals have been held for some of the sixty eight victims at a police station in valencia rights groups are blaming president nicolas maduro for failing to deal with prison overcrowding and rising violence has been the
government response so far a fire on board a bus in thailand has killed at least twenty eight my twenty migrant workers for me and the police study it know what caused the blaze on the bus which was carrying forty seven people to an industrial zone near bangkok there are estimated three million migrant workers in thailand many of them from neighboring myanmar. new president has been sworn in you win yet was the law house speaker it is an ally of aung san suu cheap she maintains executive order as the head of the government while the president's role is largely ceremonial his predecessor to ensure he resigned last week citing health problems judges in china have handed down the death penalty to a murderer nicknamed jack the ripper chang young was found guilty of the rape and murder of eleven women and girls over fourteen years the fifty four year old was arrested two years ago after police found d.n.a.
evidence. stay in china which is home to ten million catholics there are signs of growing ties between the vatican and the communist government the two sides severed ties in one hundred fifty one following the communist revolution from beijing adrian brown reports. 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 a normalization in vatican china relations what i always hope the pope and the vatican case stablish diplomatic relations with china i'm so excited. the pope is the symbol of catholics if you're 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 lobbed in the air as 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 to scandalize in may who is their faith in the in the pope that the poor pope has so many critics already we dis one i'm a very sorry. such charges 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. asia pacific is the most vulnerable region in the world when it comes to water insecurity population growth and urbanization have drastically increased demand the region is home to sixty percent of the global population and fifty percent of the poorest people in the world live that agriculture takes up some eighty percent of all water resources and by twenty thirty the regions expected to have twenty two cities of ten million people or more by twenty fifty three point four billion people could be living in water scarce areas now to study
there are concerns over the expansion of a coal mine which could pollute the rivers which supply water to sydney environmentalists are outraged that the government has approved plans allowing the mine to expand as andrew thomas reports from lythgoe. these ponds of the source water for the coxes river ultimately it grows and flows into a reservoir which holds drinking water for the five million people of sydney here the water is clean insects are a good sign the salt content is low but just downstream groundwater pumped out of a nearby coal mine joins the source water it doesn't lose its purity ten kilometers from its source the coxes water has also jumped six degrees celsius in temperature just getting our salt rating here it's a bit over three hundred fifty mark our statements the centimeter so the salt level has increased about twenty five times with most of this flow today it's probably
ninety five percent perhaps more actually is pumped out of commons and is disturbed by the mourning process so scientists and environmentalists are worried by a plan to expand this that springvale coal mine and increase waste water flowing into the river last year judges in sydney after hearing expert evidence from scientists like wright blocked the plan on environmental grounds politicians have responded by passing a law which will retrospective lee changes the criteria by which levels of pollution should have been judged the expansion is back home it was a devastating decision for us a very worrying president that this was a decision that essentially signalled the government was willing to put the short term interests of a column on in front of the quality of the drinking water in sydney the most populous city in australia politicians say waste water will be better cleaned in future before it's released and say they have to balance environmental concerns
with economic priorities coal from the mine expansion here will get taken to a local power station ultimately politicians see cheap energy and local jobs as more important than meeting a particular environmental standard. the nearby power station undermines that supply of vital to the economy of the town of lift go where we're looking at six hundred potential permanent jobs lost in this community that would have been devastating centennial coal declined our request for an interview saying simply for over twenty years springvale has mind coal this is what we will continue to do but environmentalists are appalled that the rules could be changed retrospective late when the economy is prioritized under thomas al-jazeera politico virtual reality factories and autonomous robots are among the innovations on display at an industrial exhibition in seoul south korea's government is trying to boost the
manufacturing sector by encouraging the use of more smart technology kathy novak reports. i'm here at the smart factory and automation expo trying not to bump into robots but of course they are far too intelligent for the fact samsung is already using robots like bees in its production of semiconductors one of south korea's most significant exports this system lets the user completely design and test a prototype digitally aiming to cut costs and time and get the products to market more quickly the south korean government wants to encourage companies to keep their factories in south korea or move them back it has set a goal of twenty thousand smart factories by twenty twenty two and has offered subsidies to companies who want to set them up to q do you know known manufacturing is thirty percent of korean g.d.p. korea relies a manufacturing to be internationally competitive the sector must adopt digitalisation
to increase the competitiveness of the companies. korea must compete with markets in china and southeast asian countries such as vietnam in indonesia the cost of labor in korea is quite high in order to make up for rising labor costs we must adopt these smart factories to increase productivity and product quality robots aren't doing all the work here they're using virtual reality to check problems at a factory without having to physically step inside this robot is playing with a rubik's cube to demonstrate how it can distinguish different colors which would help for example with sorting goods on a conveyor belt but really i think it's just showing off because it definitely is going to finish this puzzle a lot more quickly than me. christians around the world are marking good friday as part of easter this was the scene in east jerusalem where people took part in a progression a procession rather through via it's believed to be the path that jesus took on
his way to his crucifixion good friday. remembered as the crucifixion every year by the world's christians. good to have you with us adrian for the get here in doha the top stories from al-jazeera israeli forces have killed at least three palestinian protesters during demonstrations in gaza the gaza ministry of health says the building three hundred people have been injured during confrontations thousands of palestinians taking process and you'll day of protest against israel's illegal occupation of the reports. the people there wanting to do for it to be a peaceful sit did but they want their voices to be there even and they are demanding the right of return for refugees you have to bear in mind the majority of
the population in gaza are refugees many of them way. down the villages here for example in northern israel and had to make their way all the way there turkey's president has rejected france's offer to mediate between ankara and kurdish armed groups in syria turkey's president. has said rejected that offer a delegation from the y.p. g. met with france's president. and said that france had agreed to support the. syrian rebels are denying reports of a deal for them to leave the town of duma it's the last patch of rebel controlled area in eastern gusa near the capital damascus which come under which is kind of a ferocious syrian government bombardment russia's foreign ministry is summoning ambassadors from ten countries who it accuses of taking quote unfriendly steps the move follows moscow's expulsion of over one hundred fifty diplomats including sixty
americans it's part of the diplomatic dispute over the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in the u.k. . a fire on board a bus in thailand has killed at least twenty migrant workers from a involved police don't yet know what caused the blaze on the bus which was carrying forty seven people to an industrial zone near bangkok we have a new president has been sworn in you when met was the last house speaker and is an ally of aung san suu kyi has previous as that ensure resigned last week sizing health problems there's the headlines the news continues here on out of syria after the inside story.