a former double agent. i. would have been a little before. the u.s. president goes off script at a tax event to launch another attack on immigration. brazil's former president lula is given twenty four hours to hand himself into police and start his jail sentence. and we look at allegations that zimbabwe's cash is making the workers from sick. you're playing with fire and you'll be sorry the warning to britain by russia's ambassador at the un in a heated security council meeting over the nerve agent attack in southern england that meeting came only hours after one of the victims junia screen paul spoke publicly for the first time since the poisoning our diplomatic editor james bays
reports now from the united nations. a greeting between the british and russian ambassadors but it was clear when the meeting started that is where the cold all relations ended russia called for the security council meeting to strongly reject u.k. allegations that russia carried out the nerve agent attack. this monday a dozen news no good agreement ladies and gentlemen i don't even know what to say about this it's some sort of theater of the absurd could you come up with a better fake story we all know what the worth of british intelligence information is based on the experience of tony blair we have told our british colleagues that you're playing with fire and you will be sorry diplomats tell me they see this council meeting as part of a pattern when russia has backed into the corner it goes on the diplomatic offensive we've seen fresh comments in recent hours on the salzburg case from foreign minister sergei lavrov and from russia's ambassador in london on wednesday
russia called a meeting of the international body that oversees chemical weapons the o.p.c. w and brazenly suggested a joint investigation by the u.k. and russia the idea was quickly voted down but the british ambassador at the u.n. again referred to it using a very british literary reference the villain in the sherlock holmes books allowing russian scientists into an investigation when they are the most likely happy traitors of the crime insoles be would be like scotland yard in fighting game professor moriarty so i don't think that's a tenable way forward instead i fear that the russian motive in calling for a security council meeting today is another step in the pattern of obfuscation and contempt for international institutions it was at the beginning of march in the
british city has sold spree that the former spy surrogate script and his daughter. well incapacitated but nerve agent known to have been developed by russia yulia is getting better and hours before the security council met british police released a statement from her it reads i woke up over a week ago now i'm glad to say my strength is growing daily i'm grateful for the interest in me and for the many messages of goodwill that i've received rusher in the u.k. of painting very different pictures of who was behind the attack or miss cripple and her father the investigations by the u.k. authorities and by the o.p.c. w a likely to be long and detailed but even when they report their final conclusions i think there's a strong chance russia will reject them james frey's al-jazeera at the united nations along is called is a former u.s. assistant secretary of defense who's now a senior fellow at the center for american progress he joins us now from washington
good to speak with you again so we had some very undiplomatic language there from british n and russian diplomats at the u.n. but i mean while this makes for some great political theater perhaps does it is there really a point to it does it does it does it get this anyway well not really because the russians are claiming science you know the british are you are not one hundred percent sure that it the russian did it even though it's a russian nerve agent that gave them the idea to say well it was all cooked up by the americans and the british and then at the united nations when the british said well let's let the u.n. investigators would know we want to you know be be part of it so basically it really doesn't get us and any place and it continues the russian narrative the poor narrative that they're you know coming up with all this stuff to plot against us.
and as far as the investigation itself. where does it move that forward a told in any way well it does i mean if the basic is going to be kind of hard go with the russian veto to let that you know to let that happen and as long as you don't have the international community or an unbiased organization definitively saying you know where it came from and what it was the russians can claim because of the mistake that you know the british foreign minister johnson made that say this thing was all cooked up and it it is far is that the broader issue of relations between russia and not just not just with the u.s. and with the u.k. but also with the west in general where do you see this going and
well basically i think we've gone what we've got we've hit a new low particularly when trump came in president trump came in wanting to have good relations with russia because the president has said this week nobody's been tougher on russia than me he's expelled the diplomats and finally implementing some of the sanctions that congress passed a while ago and if you heard general vic masters you know sort of farewell address you know the other night he was basically saying you know we've got to get tougher on russia because they're using all these non traditional forms of aggression to undermine western democracy could speak to the laws called joining us there from washington. now u.s. president donald trump has invoked lines from his presidential campaign as even off script julian event about tax cuts he was speaking in the u.s. state of virginia refer to a large group of migrants who've been traveling through mexico in what's being
described as a caravan from suggested the group is besieged with violence and sexual assault similar to what he said in two thousand and fifteen when he claimed that mexican immigrants are rapists i remember my opening remarks the trump tower when i opened everybody sort of he was so tired of him i use the word rape and years day it came out were this journey coming up women are raped at levels that though but is never seen before let's go now to john holeman who is in maine at it land in mexico's veracruz state so john president appears to be tying the caravan with an increase in rape still moving through mexico right now what have you seen and heard about that there. well you know it's hard to work out exactly what president trump wanted to say with those remarks they are unsubstantiated they seem to have been off the cuff there's no evidence that we've seen we've been following
the caravan of any of rate being perpetrated eva by the members of the caravan or against the members of the caravan when president trump comes out with this sort of thing as you talk about him sort of speaking to his base but these of course are real people in difficult situations that are moving through mexico right now i was speaking just a few hours ago with a lady who was saying that she'd been raped twice in her native from duress and that's why she was making this journey with her five year old daughter she feared that the same could happen to her so it's quite serious situations that these people face to be making those off the cuff remarks and president shop also plans to send the national guard to the border to stop the migration there from mexico has mexico responded to that. what president enrique pena nieto came out on on television and social media just
a little while ago he didn't say anything that he was going to do concrete in response to that but he did strike a more combative tone in response to president trump as you'll hear now. soon as he enters the cloud as soon as they do if your recent statements of the result of frustration due to domestic policy issues to your laws or to your congress it is to them that you should turn to not to make seconds we will not allow negative rhetoric to define our actions so we will only act in the best interest of mexicans it is a myth that. the president pena nieto also said in his speech paraphrasing. a former us president john f. kennedy he said will never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate he said but that's mexico's position not just on a migration but also in other things there's a big trade deal that's been the go shape to between renegotiated between the
united states mexico and canada right now it's all tied in together into this fractious relationship that the two countries are sharing at the moment mostly provoke provoked by president donald trump of the united states so again the mix can president coming out with a defiant tone he noted as well we've got elections coming up here quite shortly and he said that the candidates in those elections share my view on this that we've got to take care of our national interests and that this is really an offense to our national sovereignty but nothing concrete declared that he was willing to do in response to purdie the president trumps plan to send more national guardsmen to the border john harmon live in minute to plan mexico thanks john a stay in the u.s. a lebanese american businessman appears to be playing an increasingly important role in the russia election meddling investigation john hendren explains from washington. in the probe into russian meddling in the u.s.
election george nader appears to be the witness who keeps on giving the lebanese american business man's ties to the united arab emirates are well known but according to a new york times report nader also has previously undisclosed ties to russia meeting with russian oligarchs and negotiating an ill fated arms deal between russia and iraq in two thousand and twelve and i think that we will continue to get a wealth of information from mr nader and i think not only russia but it seems as though mr nader has almost a worldwide network of people at very high levels that he puts together collaborate in various and sundry schemes that are supposed to be under the radar screen if you will for special counsel robert mueller who's investigating possible collusion between russia and the campaign of donald trump that makes nader a potential gold mine he could conceivably give information on alleged money funneling from the u.a.e. to trump's campaign and its allies and on russia's efforts to to the u.s. election toward trump at american airports f.b.i.
agents at miller's command have detained high profile foreign visitors in cloak and dagger encounters among them an australian entrepreneur with ties to the united arab emirates to change in new york and a russian oligarch detained in washington his electronic devices were seen by miller's agents then there is the question of whether nader himself was involved in funneling money to pro trump campaigns it's illegal for foreign entities to and individuals to give money to. campaigns but of course they could use cutouts they could use american to forward the money miller has given nader it least partial immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony is miller examines the trump campaign's times to the persian gulf and russia that move suggests the special counsel is confident nature can help him tie those two strands of the probe together john hendren al-jazeera washington. plenty more ahead on this news hour
a german court rejects an extradition request for outside cats and the ousted catholic leader colace put him on but leaves the door open for spain to try again also. i'm also in jordan in washington the nation's capital exploded after the assassination of martin luther king jr some reflections from one man who tried to help keep the peaks and defending champion sergio garcia meets the water more times than he would like on the first day of the twenty eight hundred masa stretch and i will be here with that story later in sport. all are still ahead but first a judge in brazil has issued an arrest warrant for former president luis in the silver that follows a ruling by the country's top court that he must start a twelve year prison sentence for corruption last year as he is known was found
guilty of accepting bribes worth more than one million dollars the decision was a potentially fatal blow to his plans to run for a third term in october's presidential election latin america editor at lucy newman joins us now from brasilia so you see i will comply with this arrest warrant. hello how things are moving very very quickly i can tell you that this arrest warrant caught and his workers party completely off guard at this hour we know that lula has moved from his home in sao paulo to the headquarters of the metal workers union people are moving in and out of there they're trying we suppose to figure out what his next move will be we also know that the federal police has promised to give what they call a dignified place for him to serve out his sentence the judge said who issued the arrest warrant has said. that he will not take him away in handcuffs but
we are hearing now from ford of the sao paolo one of the brazil's most prestigious newspapers that would also be being discussed as a strategy now by lula and by the workers' party is that they resist that arrest. broke obama described. as the world's most popular president the left wing little worker rose to become a global example for others who dream of lifting tens of millions of people from poverty. to presidencies were haunted by corruption allegations they never stuck hence his reputation for having a teflon shield but with the supreme court's decision to send him to prison while he appeals a twelve year corruption sentence it's clear the shield has crumbled the messages you all are equal all. the law
so now we are talking about the former president to morrow we can be talking about the current president pamela or even the future president list legal team said it would request a series of injunctions to block his arrest warrant hoping to buy more time but judge said was quicker on the draw he said that out of respect for the former president he would allow him twenty four hours to present himself voluntarily to federal police in the city of where he is supposed to serve his sentence if he does not go then he says federal police will go out to arrest him given brazil's complex legal system anything could happen in that time remains the most popular would be candidates ahead of october's presidential elections. when he was the best president in brazil's recent history it's not fair to end things like this. apparently out of the race the new. frontrunner is an ultra right wing former
military officer. and admirer of chile's former dictator pinochet. but the senator from lula's workers' party insists luna remains a political force. this is on this very addict has amended leadership look at. he was twenty seven years in prison. did not immediately respond to the supreme court ruling but given his temperament it's safe to say he won't go down without a fight. so it's here where does this leave luna's candidacy then and will his party need to to line up a replacement if he does indeed have to go to jail. very much so but many people are saying that without the workers' party is just almost an empty shell and maybe that isn't completely true but what we do know is that there and there is no obvious replacement within the brazils left wing to replace someone
with the charisma and with the popularity even now of lula da silva so the race is now really wide open as i just said earlier now with the next front runner after him is this extreme right wing candidate but there are others of course who are interested in the position of the presidency including the until recently minister of finance of brazil so there's still six months to go anything can happen what does seem certain at least at this point is that lula will not be able to run the scene you know in life for us there in brazil. now a german court has rejected a spanish extradition request for cats alone is former leader colace put him on he's now being released on bail but could still be extradited on the lesser charge of misusing public funds whose human was arrested as he entered germany last month from belgium where he has been living in self-imposed exile since fleeing spain
dominic cain has more from berlin. this decision by the german court means that mr bush march will soon be able to walk free from the prison in norman to that he's been held in for more than a week now since being picked up by german law enforcement agencies on the twenty fifth of march he has to post a bail of seventy five thousand euros and he can't leave germany while the case is still active the point to make here is that this ruling states that the charge of sedition or rebellion is one that is not recognized in german law and therefore has been thrown out by the german court but the other charge that was proffered against mr push for more than a myth in beslan meant of the funds that we used public funds that were used to allow what the spanish government considers an unconstitutional referendum to be held although this court ruling in germany suggests well that is grounds those are grounds for him potentially to be extradited but they say they need more information the question now will be what mr push them or does next he will emerge
can emerge from the prison the earliest on friday but then the question is what will he do next the deadline under the european arrest warrant scheme for his case to reach combination is in late may the question will be what he does next accusations from the last opposition area of syria's eastern huta have stalled reportedly over internal divisions in the main rebel group there about four thousand fighters and their families have been evacuated from duma since monday as part of a russia brokered deal a convoy of twenty buses retreated to the outskirts of the town on thursday with reports a hardline faction of the fighters refused to leave families had gathered at the wesley dean checkpoint hoping to reunite with relatives. a turkey has condemned the deployment of french troops just across its border in northern syria on monday the kurds revealed a party of sixty french soldiers had arrived in man bids to begin patrols that's
about one hundred kilometers east of afrin which was seized by turkey from the kurds last month france's criticized turkey's operation in africa and turkey e.u. ministers says any french plan to train kurdish armed groups in man beach would be seen by turkey as helping terrorists. with a little bit of what's important here is that the french don't repeat the same mistakes the americans have made him on beijing with the same rhetoric an approach that if france is looking for a partner or an ally that every should be turkey the p y d n y p g can't be friends as partners otherwise what's the point of being nato allies. five smugglers have been captured. after as many as two hundred refugees sailing to the greek islands were intercepted off the coast of turkey and video released by the turkish coast guard shows women and children being taken off a small dinghy hundreds of thousands of refugees from syria and other countries across to greece and further into europe via turkey in recent news many have died
or make a journey. libya has been without a stable government since the fall of moammar gadhafi in two thousand and eleven but a new public dialogue conference backed by the u.n. house to reconcile the factions divisions and eventually bring about democratic elections beholden what has more from the western city of misrata. this is a libyan national conference was first suggested by the united nations alongside other river mission as steps including amending the libyan political agreement endorsing the newly drafted constitution and conducting parliamentary and presidential elections in libya at this conference which is cancelled by the center for humanitarian dialogue is a kind of wide range talks and consultations among all categories of libyan society including former rebels or those who supported him to gauge
a little sorry for have to have there's opponents islamists liberals minorities and even those who support the former regime of them and will get their feet and by the end of these consultations and meetings which are supposed to be held in civil or libyan cities from april until july by the end of the meetings the center for human turkey and a dialogue a supposed together all these consultations and talks and come out with a new project to be submitted to the united nations by the united nations special envoy to libya. well the head of the misrata elderly council says tribalism must be eradicated to achieve stability in libya. there are several obstacles derailing the reconciliation the stakeholders in this meeting should refrain from factionalism and tribalism everyone should understand that their tribe faction and party is part of libya not just their own cities the
reconciliation efforts will not succeed if politicized regional and international intervention in libyan domestic affairs is also one of the things preventing reconciliation in libya everyone is acting in their own interests and the un s m y l should be fair in dealing with the libyan crisis the un is appealing for calm ahead of what threatens to be another day of violence in gaza protests are expected on friday after a week that saw twenty palestinians killed by israeli forces during unrest near the border it's put the israeli's army's new rules of engagement under scrutiny stephanie decker reports from west jerusalem. these are unprecedented scenes along gaza's border with israel it's the biggest protest since a tiny strip was sealed off after her master power over ten years ago israeli army has been widely criticized for using excessive force to charge it rejects the olders were strict i mean nobody should cross. the fence but
i think there was restraint there high offices were on the ground all the time so it wasn't just the women of the effect of a private you know the u.n. and the e.u. have condemned israel's excessive use of force eighteen people were killed over eight hundred injured by life fire according to palestinian officials israel says it only targeted those trying to breach the border fence and it claims members of groups it deems terrorist organizations infiltrated the protests but cumin rights organizations say the evidence shows otherwise what we've seen is a great number of people standing at a distance from the fence inside the gaza strip and force live ammunition was used against them in such circumstances the use of lethal force is the last course of action only in circumstances when there's a risk for a life he's really human rights group that set him says live ammunition is being
used as a crowd control measure i invite everyone you know just watch the footage and that's yourself is this reasonable that the israeli army. which you know backed by a policy front of her minister down to use such force in such fashion and with such results the army claims it did use restraint last friday and says it will respond more forcefully to anyone trying to breach the separation fence again we're told the rules of engagement are not likely to change as you know there's a strong support for the military and also for the government at this point. outside pressure can play a role but it's not strong. enough israel is used to engaging in conflict with armed factions in gaza and its missile defense system the iron dome intercepting rocket fire but not a single rocket has been fired out of the strip since this protest began israel is
now dealing with the consequences of a decades old policy of blockading gaza where two million people are squeezed into a tiny strip of land palestinians say they're desperate for freedom military force may not be able to silence them stephanie decker al-jazeera west jerusalem all right we're going to take a quick break now but when we come back in the second half of this news hour south korea's disgraced former president has to learn her fate on live t.v. . why want to bollywood's biggest crowd puller is is now behind bars. and in sports little hall a call to answer for their fans behave here after matches the city's bus came under attack. halliwell spring is friday across europe winter is returning in the u.s.
and in canada now you may not see a surge from here but that sharp back edge of white lines a cold front goes down through here and this it'll tail here is in was effect of the cold air in the middle the u.s. makes the temperature the next birth thursday minus four in winnipeg that's ridiculous a minus sign calgary again you shouldn't see that in early april and for chicago is a bit of a disappointment this is the cold bit and if you feed into that moisture and that's exactly what we're doing from the pacific coast across the cascades that will turn into snow well ok in the mountains us farm but now this is coming down towards kansas even oklahoma don't look at that the course is a big contrast between the temperatures here and the warmth. in texas that means us who eventually turn into a storyline but if the immediate future we're thinking what's going on here snow pastas fossils as washington notes is twelve degrees with that doesn't mean there will be some snow at some time in the day won't stick really should it be there at all on the cold is digging right down so this is going to be stormy through the
southern states the green represents thunderstorms rain and yes quite possibly tornadoes the big contrast in the temperatures here. i really didn't bad thing. with i.b.m. or to forgive somebody like me a convicted war criminal seeks out the survivors of a prison camp to apologize for the crimes of his past i just can't get even better i showing. the unforgiven a weakness documentary on al-jazeera my old team ascap. did not. discover a wealth of award winning programming from a round the clock challenge your perception of what i was hearing sounded so far fetched that i thought there was lives but lo and behold it was true groundbreaking
documentary. fearless journalism better life let me add. see the world from a different perspective on al-jazeera. and again you're watching as a reminder of our top stories this hour russia has warned britain it's playing with fire heated exchange at the u.n. security council meeting was called to discuss the poisoning of a russian former double agent in england which the u.k. accuses russia of being responsible for. u.s.
president donald trump has described a large group of migrants from central america as being the scenes with violence and sexual assault invoking lines from his presidential campaign twenty fifteen said some mexican immigrants are rapists. a judge in brazil has issued an arrest warrant for former president. hours earlier brazil's top court ruled he must stop a twelve year prison sentence for corruption. outages in the u.s. state of oklahoma still haven't returned to their classrooms as they continue to demand more funding for public education hundreds of teachers parents and students are marching in the state capital for a fourth straight day over low pay and classroom spending oklahoma's governor signed legislation last week giving teaches a payroll of up to eighteen percent they say it's not enough he have a chance he has more from oklahoma. and on route sixty six in oklahoma with teachers who are making the trek hundreds of the seven kilometer trek from tulsa
oklahoma to oklahoma city the state capital they're going to join other striking teachers thousands of them have been gathering in oklahoma city every day of this week trying to get legislators to listen to them they say the days of corporate tax cuts particularly for oil and gas corporations in this state should be over especially because schools in the state are crumbling and they're taking as their model the teachers of west virginia they went on strike in february and they managed to get an across the board pay rise for public sector workers of five percent teaches in this state also in kentucky and in arizona all republican states have taken note and now there's talk about industrial action in these reliably trump supporting states. president donald trump says the u.s. and china must straighten out their trade issues after both sides announced plans to impose new tariffs against each other this week he says the trade fight between
the world to world's two largest economies should not affect relations in the long run on tuesday the u.s. proposed slapping duties on fifty billion dollars worth of chinese goods that prompted china to retaliate with similar tariffs on american imports in many respects i think we're going to have a fantastic relationship long term with china but we have to get this straight we have to have some balance and that goes for other countries it goes for other places if you look at the european union it's very solidly against us in terms of trade it's very good for a look at a younger shaking her head yes you know about the european union it's like it's almost we can't even do business they send their cars over here they send everything over here we don't want to take our product. so we can't let that happen a south korea's former president will be sentenced in the influence or influence peddling case that rocked the country's business and political elite prosecutors want a thirteen year jail term for park unit high for the first time the court session
will be broadcast live after it was ruled to be in the public interest kathy novak reports from seoul. judgment day for the woman who made history as south korea's first female president and then as the first leader of the country to be impeached and removed from office she was indicted on eighteen criminal charges relating to bribery and corruption the culmination of months of unprecedented protests in central sort of. public outrage had replaced the hope that many south koreans felt when in twenty thirteen they elected the daughter of a former president parked in heat he was a military general who came to power in a coup and who eventually met a violent and. had a traumatic past which affected her politics her mother was shot when park was twenty two and her father was assassinated by his closest aide. around that time in
the one nine hundred seventy s. park befriended chasen schill decades later they were at the center of the scandal that sparked the candlelight demonstrations as president park shared sensitive documents with chair and allowed her to dictate policy even though she had no official government role in february chair was sentenced to twenty years in prison for using her friendship with park to extort millions of dollars from major companies including samsung samsung error and group leader j. widely was tried separately and convicted of bribing park by making payments to foundations chick controlled he was sentenced in august to five years in prison then released on appeal park has continued to deny the charges against her saying she wasn't aware of cho's activities this is the country's biggest political scandal but it's far from the only one every former south korean president since the one nine hundred eighty s. has faced corruption allegations either personally or because of accusations
against their family members parks pre-disaster leme young buck is in jail awaiting a formal indictment on corruption allegations linked to his time in office and during or would have to south korea lacks a system to keep presidents in check go we are seeing a lot of discussion iraq constitutional reform to manage the so-called imperial presidency of your presidency president came to office on a liberal agenda promising to stamp out corruption he has proposed changes to the constitution including revised presidential term limits which need parliamentary approval before being put to a popular vote kathy novak al jazeera sole indian security forces have fired tear gas at demonstrators an indian administered kashmir. the violence started after police tried to stop students from marching in the capital srinagar they were protesting against the killing of thirteen rebel fighters and at least
four civilians in fighting with government troops on sunday three indian soldiers were also killed in the fighting i want to bollywood's biggest stars has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing an endangered animal salman khan was found guilty of shooting the protected indian antelope in a nature reserve almost twenty years ago and the barker has the story. com was surrounded by heavily armed police as he arrived at court in the city of job not the kind of entrance the bollywood stars used to the fifty two year old actor had denied shooting dead the d.a. with a northwestern state of rogers stand while filming a movie in the region in one nine hundred ninety eight but the judge disagreed monegan alone work in a tradition magistrate dave command cut three hunts on one can guilty under section one five one of the wire left protection act and sentenced him to five years in prison and fined him ten thousand rupees several other stars also accused in the case were acquitted this is the type of endangered black buck d.n.a.
comes being found guilty of killing juror in the hunt this isn't comes first brush with the law in two thousand and fifteen he was acquitted in a drink driving hit and run case in the city of mumbai in which a homeless man was killed four others injured the regional governments challenge the acquittal the court of india have forgiven him many times in the past people didn't think that. would be so marked if you saw the statement that his lawyer said we were not expecting such a harsh sentence the award winning actors appeared in more than one hundred films and has a huge fan base around the world can will now appeal the verdict and could still walk free but the career of the so-called bad boy of bollywood might struggle to recover. al-jazeera. of the philippine president rodriguez to terre tay has all of the tourist island of boracay to be close for six months he says it's beaches have
become a cesspool water k. is home to hundreds of tourist businesses in the shutdown could displace seventeen thousand workers in recent years the islands become overcrowded with war sewage dumped into the sea the government says current visitor numbers are unsustainable and the our environment must be cleaned up in vogue and has more now from manila. well it just may be a small island but boruc revenues make up twenty percent of the total tourism industry of the country at least fifteen thousand workers are affected by this decision there is still no clarity whether they will receive financial assistance in the six months that the island will be closed there is also no assurance that there will still be a job or a business to return to six months from now though several environmentalists though praise the character's actions they say with they want right now is to make sure that the issue of sustainability is at the forefront of the discussion when it
comes to environmental concerns of course tourism to it puts into question just how other islands are fairing other islands that are dependent on tourism for the people's livelihood island allowances for example all across the country now still the president and his government is the widely criticized not just for the closure of the island but for the position to only been able to a million dollar casino on the island according to several experts they see that would actually not mean sustainability first a multimillion dollar gambling casino has no place in a small island like boruc i so are many question though that in the intention of the president whether they his government is acting drastically and they would like to know what is really the long term plan of the government will not just when it comes to rehabilitation of these islands but also when it comes to the economic situation especially of a tourism industry that supports millions of filipinos ciro leone's new president
julia smart a borrower has called on his defeated rival in sunday's election to drop his legal challenge of the result while i was sworn in on wednesday winning with fifty two percent of the vote is opponent a similar come on up from the former ruling party says the election was fraudulent and i mean it really says more from the capital freetown. here at the party headquarters in freetown the mood is celebratory they've been doing this since last night when mother bill was declared winner of the presidential run of a subsequently sworn in by the chief justice of setting the on now the mood and color across most of us are your own is the color of the now ruling party but if you will is coming into office at a time when his party is minorities and minority infallible the ruling a.p.c. the former ruling party is in control of parliament with the majority it looks like might it be a would have to work with opposition figures involvement to get most of these bills
passed some people say this is good for democracy good for the development of democracy instead of the own people i want you to see my mother be old enough to get the watches and conveys the parliamentary members to come to his side when he wants to put some bills regarding development instead of your own now begun on this mood right now is a fund that the candidate of the a.p.c. but most in the presidential runoff is going to court to challenge the religious leader of the election results claiming that the vote was rigged and there were some of the registers in the balloting as early as the time to look like sooner noonan's will have to wait a little bit longer to be sure the more the bill is the next president is that you press the tobacco is big business in zimbabwe it makes up a third of its total exports but in europe for says it's coming at a terrible human cost human rights watch has reported abuse of workers child labor
and health has its head of a tussle reports from harare. tobacco is the biggest export earner last year the country produced and sold almost two hundred million kilograms worth nearly six hundred million dollars that's a third of zimbabwe's g.d.p. most of it ends up in china south africa and belgium but human rights watch says child labor and other human rights abuses on farms is tarnishing the country's tobacco industry many of the children all of the children and many of the adults that we interviewed reported symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning. being headaches dizziness. children shouldn't be doing work handling tobacco because it's so hazardous and this applies both to hired work and to work in family farming. the report from human rights watch says some farm workers are also overworked and underpaid a label for survey done in twenty fourteen by a statistical agency said about three hundred thousand children were engaged in
some form of child labor the main driver is. when you look at. having more poor people in the areas and. parents and children are forced to work. in the basics like food and health and education. the labor ministry like other government sectors doesn't have enough resources and people to inspect each and every farm. that is dedicated. to what is currently happening. by those who cases that really pointing to and in. return monies to take them to school after decades of government mismanagement and alleged corruption zimbabwe has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world but continuing cash prizes crippled zimbabwe's economy jobs are hard to come by and those in world worry if they complain about
health and working conditions they'll be fired. most families hear of inefficiencies of the government's atlanta redistribution program where land was seized from white commercial farmers and given to blacks and nearly twenty years ago growing even more tobacco is a priority for zimbabwe's government one way it plans to get out of debt and improve the economy human rights workers doubt conditions on tobacco farms are going to change. a racial segregation in public places in the u.s. legally ended with the civil rights act of one nine hundred sixty four but many african-americans were still forced to live and work in second class conditions and the simmering anger led to widespread riots often martin luther king jr was assassinated in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight rosalyn jordan met with a couple who witnessed the violence in washington.
when martin luther king had been sat considered. just like people running their street and things just exploded for five days in april one thousand nine hundred sixty eight the black neighborhoods of washington d.c. burned and milton douglas was in the middle of the turmoil and says of the mess it was a mess for work for to day milton douglas worked as a roving leader one of hundreds of community workers who provided guidance and support to underprivileged teens and young adults in the poorest sections of major u.s. cities u.s. soldiers were deployed to protect the white house in the capital the military wanted to go further by entering and taking control of black neighborhoods the pushback was immediate so. we're actually in the
district and they were ready you know to fix ban it. and really go out there to try to get to sit down and control but mayor washington was big and with the general of the night of the national guard and issue a were you hold a so just back we're going to get them under control. douglas and other local youth workers also called roving leaders dove in to stop the rioting and we knew who to talk to and who not talked to twelve people were killed during the d.c. riots the writer is also looted and burned businesses in this neighborhood dozens of black owned companies were ruined and the computing basically turned into a no man's land but fifty years on one would be hard pressed to find any signs of the remnants of the carnage from one nine hundred sixty eight because a considerable political wrangling and financial investment. but milton douglas and
his wife maryam say much more work is needed and young people must be ready for change you get education and you get trained and because certain work has to be done you can break through hope tempered by years of reality and a worry it could happen again roslyn jordan al-jazeera washington all of sports is coming up in just over a minute will meet the caribbean athletes who had to overcome a different type of hurdle just to make it to the commonwealth games in australia.
thank you very much the year's first gulf major the masters is teed off at all gusto with the performance of fourteen time major champion tiger woods a hot topic of interest after a recent run of good form however on thursday woods was not at his best at the course where he's a four time former champion he carded a one over par seventy three in the first round to leave him adrift of the leaders tiger's round included three birdies but tiger will be happier than defending champion sergio garcia who is even further away from the top of the leaderboard the twenty seventeen champion's round started well and off with a second hole but he was up and down before arriving at the fifteenth nightmare performance of the spaniard caught a thirteen yes you heard that correctly to compare team shots to complete the hole
after his ball landed in the water an incredible five times he's not at the bottom of the leaderboard though about places reserved for english amateur hari ls. europe's football or thora t. away for his open disciplinary proceedings against liverpool after the club's fans the tax man to city's team bus thousands of supporters lined the streets the city turned up for the champions league quarter final first leg of field hair other scenes and the view from inside the team bus some pounds three bottles smashing windows and city one able to use the bus for the return journey liveable apologize for the damage but will face a u. a fair hearing at the end of may after the champions league final. the italian referees association received a parcel of bullets as protests continue over the use of video assistant referees known as v a r this comes in the wake of huge fan protests against the use of the system which was introduced in the italians that it league of this season the police are investigating the incident. really suitable only. can you imagine there
are now or messi or any of the players ended up in the court after a week for having made a mistake or presumed error i believe this is one of the very serious things that are happening how can you send our referees to rb today when they know that for an era which could happen they could suffer these consequences australian cricketer david warner won to pale his twelve month ban for ball tampering has joined former captain steve smith and batsman cameron bancroft in accepting the punishment from australia's cricket board on twitter he said he's truly sorry for his actions and would do everything he can to be a better person teammate and role model. now wasn't the best of starts to the commonwealth games on day one on australia's gold coast the world champion hurdler sally pearson the thirty one year old who has been the event poster child as she grew up near the athletic stadium has to withdraw after suffering a flare up of
a long term killing is probably. not to be able to go out to the track and and run firstly there and it's gut wrenching it's it's heartbreaking and it's very unfortunate that i can't get out there i would love i went out there last night into the opening ceremony and heard the roar first day of the year and not being able to feel that for myself in my individual events is very disappointing meanwhile it was a great opening day of the games for the tiny island of bermuda they won their first gold medal as a two time world champion flora duffy won the women's triathlon. it's also the first female that's what a medal for bermuda commonwealth games so that's really special and i think the coolest part is that member me there's a tiny place we have seven athletes here but at this moment i think we're leading the medal tally because this is the first medal so that's actually really go on probably the body the funniest and most special moment from the games and the host
nation's men cycled their way to gold medal and world record four thousand meters team pursuit the how as you can i brian alex porter and sam wells had finished in a time of three minutes forty nine point nine there are four seconds for that new world record. as surely as women swimmers swam their way to a world record in the four by one hundred meter freestyle relay from say campbell cape campbell shana jack and emma mckay and helping themselves to the gold medal for some athletes just getting to the commonwealth games a victory in itself especially those from caribbean islands recently ravaged by hurricane andrew thomas explains. at the commonwealth games current master will race the four hundred metres hurdles but in the lead up to the games he and other caribbean athletes have faced other hurdles away from the sports track mcmaster filmed this video himself it shows some of the destruction caused by two
hurricanes which hit his country the british virgin islands last year among those killed was mcmasters coach at the games masters wearing a respond in his memory it wasn't his dream nearing his dream making it up step by step to get out to get it was how this has been he would be with me every step or two even if i win or lose he would be. masters new coach says it's been tough for the team to carry on as a father of soccer field and be so anything happens you know he would do this he was he was everything so with him going to. be very just took a little while but you're hoping it will bounce back up again perkins and maria hit most of the caribbean countries which have athletes competing at the commonwealth games across the island sports facilities were badly damaged car and mcmaster is one of many who since the hurricanes has had to move to the united states to train
the stadium lights came down billions of gyms or guard is that you know there right now is something the tree in a muddy area because if it remains. flooded with more mass to say that winning a medal is not his priority at the commonwealth games he simply wants to make his traumatised country proud andrew thomas al-jazeera on australia's gold coast australian surfing icon mick fanning has fallen at the final hurdle in his last event before retiring the three time world champion had been aiming for a fifth title itself each but there were to be no fairytale farewell as the thirty six year old was beaten by brazilian italo farah in the final. i'll add one to finish up the bell just because i felt calmer and just. but yeah it was a very special moment in the crowd and then you know there's friends here and yeah . and then i meant to be on the phone with the law and and just see how much it
meant to him you know i had sort of i feel better. and out of the with paul for now . and that's it for me has i'm sick of it stick around if you can i'll have more of the day's news in just a moment heated words between russian and u.k. diplomats at the u.n. what's more world news thanks for watching.
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