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u.s. accuses syria and russia of tampering with evidence from an alleged chemical weapons attack in u.n. inspectors a still waiting to enter the town. hello and welcome to al-jazeera live from our headquarters and. also ahead violent protests in south africa's northwest province for president obama to cut short his trip abroad. passing the baton raul castro hands over cuba's presidency to has. come out and teaching a better life children never known peace in a divided part of the philippines. russia is denying u.s. accusations that it's trying to delay international inspectors get into the side of
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a suspected gas attack in syria the team is still waiting for access to the area almost a week after arrival. reports. access denied inspectors. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons are on standby waiting to enter the area duma a visit to the site of the alleged chemical attack has been delayed for days the investigation stalled the white house says russia and syria are trying to buy time to tamper with evidence we believe it is an effort to conduct their own staged investigations russian officials have worked with the syrian regime we believe to sanitize the locations of those suspected attacks and remove incriminating evidence of chemical weapons use security concerns delayed the inspection a u.n. risk assessment team says it came under fire as a try to clear away for the inspection days later inspectors are still waiting to
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go in the u.n. says discussions are taking place in damascus to ensure the o.p.c. w team can go in safely and as quickly as possible i think you could understand the ju-ju. the volatility of the situation the dangers involved we don't want to telegraph what will happen but the discussions and planning is ongoing thank you more than forty people were reportedly killed in the alleged attack almost two weeks ago syria and its strongest ally russia have denied the use of chemical weapons they also refute hindering the investigation was going to. its absolute rubbish a lie that russia prevents inspectors from entering duma we don't know what made them think that from the beginning we were sincerely interested in sending o.p.c. w. inspectors there we made public statements and that moreover we contacted the syrian side so that all documents including visas were provided to the inspectors as soon
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as possible. the u.s. u.k. and france retaliated by bombing several syrian government sites now it's not just western powers that are keeping a close eye on the pending inspection. all the parties have agreed to allow the o.p.c. w. teams access unfettered access immediate access to these sites you know we can't get around the fact that the syrian government and their russian allies control the territory we're talking about a race against time as concerns grow that possible evidence of the alleged attack may be tainted or even disappear before inspectors begin their investigation. of the young al-jazeera. elsewhere in syria rebels have left a port northeast of the capital evacuation it's believed all members of a group known as the army of islam have now left the area of the air and nearby rebels have agreed to nail down as expected. in the coming days saying
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a hold of reports now from neighboring lebanon. the syrian government and its allies regaining control of more territory from the opposition the town of demand is now back under state control after the rebels lay down their arms and agreed to be evacuated to the north of the country to other rebel controlled territories in the north of the country the remaining rebel factions in the eastern caliban enclave have also agreed to surrender without a fight there was the threat of military action and this is what the government has been doing it was using the strength of military action to bring about a surrender in this eastern caliban enclave being really strategic for the government because it lies along the main highway between to ask this and baghdad the government is using this tactic as well with the with the rebels in the countryside of homes in the northern countryside of homs telling them you can face what the rebels of eastern water faced if you don't agree to lay down your arms there is a ceasefire in place and negotiations are set to continue on sunday but i still but
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talks with i still have collapsed eisel of course controlling a pocket of territory in southern and southern to masochists i still refusing to evacuate and leave to the east of the country to the desert and so the army and its allies have begun a battle to recapture that that territory so the syrian government pushing ahead with the with its military option really the way it wants to solve this crisis by crushing the rebellion in recapturing territory from the rebels instead of engaging in any political process for the syrian conflict has been discussed at the first meeting of the u.s. president's new national security adviser with russia's ambassador costa has more from washington d.c. . with the appointment of john bolton as the new national security adviser a big looming question had been what impact that may have on the u.s. a stance toward russia and now two weeks into the job it appears that bolton may be
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pushing the administration in a more aggressive direction according to the white house bolton met with the russian ambassador to the u.s. today in the u.s. in the white house and listed several points that the russians would need to address in order for relations to improve between the two countries topping that list is the russian meddling the u.s. presidential elections of two thousand and sixteen also the russian attack on a former russian spy in the u.k. and the situations in ukraine and in syria now it is has not been uncommon for president trump to undercut the public statements of his advisors we saw that happen earlier this week with the ambassador to the u.n. however the fact that the now smith of bolton's meeting with the russian ambassador came straight from the white house itself is indication that bolton has the administration's backing. now russia's foreign minister says the u.s.
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strikes on syria last week did not cross what he called a red line. been speaking about the attacks to russia state media he says the kremlin told us which areas would be unacceptable to target her let's get more on this with a russia correspondent for each other he's live for us and moscow so what else has the foreign minister been saying rory. you know you get the impression i think that the technics of last week. that diplomatically russia now wants to keep things in a kind of holding pattern with the united states certainly not escalate things any further and that's what we get i think from sergei lavrov in an interview that he's given to a man called to be. who's the head. and the western leaders think of as russia's arch propagandist basically now told. the trump and putin would not allow the two countries to march into war with each
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other. russia has been very firm with the united states and how lining its red lines red lines the united states shouldn't cross with its attack on syrian targets last weekend and lavrov says that russia listens of course they're having to keep the idea of some sort of push back on the table but all we're really getting from russia at the moment is this talk about supplying syria with the s three hundred. defense system which is actually a system that's already in operation in syria because the russians have it and they you know what they are how they have it there they haven't used it yet. and the russians are also saying that they are going to prove that they did shoot down or the syrians shot down plenty of america france and the cruise missiles in the attack and we're just waiting for that proof to be shown meanwhile. probably
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talking to the un's on. what are we expecting from that. or perhaps more of the same really more of this holding pattern because you know as we were just hearing the military campaign on the ground is moving pretty swiftly now and it's moving swiftly in the direction that moscow and damascus wanted to so we're getting more of these these pushes essentially moorpark the remaining enclaves of rebel activity like we saw first in aleppo now we've seen moving on to other parts of the country where you know essentially you get a bombardment or the threat of a bombardments and then the russians offer a kind of humanitarian truce and the rebels can take their families and clear out so while that is actually proving so effective it's not in the russian's interest
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to really sue for peace so i would suspect that when a dem a story comes here later on today he will get some past two days from moscow but i can't see things moving back onto the diplomatic track at geneva until moscow thinks that it has got the best deal on the table that it can possibly get what roy thank you very much for that for now that's for a challenge live and moscow thank you. south african presidents have a poser has cut short his trip to the u.k. to deal with the violent protests at home one opposes office says he is due to meet the ruling a.n.c. party leaders in northwest province demonstrations there demanding the resignation of the regional leader accusing him of corruption catherine soy has more from johannesburg. the situation in the northwest is calm but very very tense indeed these protests started on wednesday people are frustrated they're angry about the
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state of the service delivery they are demanding for better housing the money for jobs and they're also angry about corruption allegations leveled against the leadership they won the premier of the province to step down because they say that he has failed to do his job and you know in the last two days of been seeing people . coming out to the streets stoning for you called a bass was burned down we've had incidents of looting as well police have been forced to use tear gas to disperse some of the protesters and this really was triggered we're being told by the death of two people who were taken to a clinic but they couldn't get help because health workers are also on strike they've been the street on strike there since since february so this has made people very angry this saying that it's not sustainable presidency or i'm a person who cut short his trip to the u.k. where he was for the commonwealth heads of state summit he's come back and he is
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calling for calm he's asking police to exercise restraint but also telling people there to use nonviolent ways to address their grievances. still ahead on the button. and i remember if we only see you. a german the u.s. is accused of treating two black men like criminals plus. i'm malcolm webb it's very province in the democratic republic of congo tens of thousands of people here fled their homes since the beginning of the militia attack their villages did things like this. from the waves of the sales. to the contours of the east. hello and welcome to international weather forecasts much of europe continues to
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enjoy really fine weather at the moment far east different story low pressure circling round there pulling in colder air from the north but really for many western areas the sunshine much welcome temperatures really impressive at the moment getting up into the mid to high twenty's paris enjoying fantastic weather conditions the case making the most of it because once we get through to the early part of next week temperatures will be dropping back by more than ten degrees so as we look at the forecast twenty nine in paris still up at twenty five in london one or two spots maybe a degree or so higher than not and then as we head on through into the start of the weekend then things start to change so the risk of storms begins to develop across the u.k. and that will extend into wards london the time we get through to the london marathon on sunday central areas still looking fine cooler air just pushing across germany in towards parts of poland are still looking fine but a pretty wet picture still for moscow as we head across the other side of the mediterranean weather conditions generally looking fine but a breeze coming off the mediterranean keeping temperatures in karo down at twenty
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nine degrees celsius then as we head across into central parts of africa plenty of showers showing up here and we'll likely see one or two showers affecting accra in ghana. the way sponsored by. where they're online. and in yemen that. number. or if you join us on sat. this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who. joined the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
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it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories russia us accusations of attempts to delay international inspectors get into the site of a suspected chemical attack in syria the table still waiting for access to the area and. after a viable. hundred members of. the government and. the moon have agreed to lay down their weapons and in other news south african president has cut short his trip to the u.k. to deal with the violent protests at home demonstrators a northwest province are demanding the resignation of the regional leader they accuse of corruption. the u.n. says more than a hundred thousand people have fled to a province in the democratic republic of congo this year their villages have been
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at the center of an ethnic conflict malcolm webb traveled to the area and spoil to some of the displaced. she will never know her two older sisters militia killed him with machetes before cutting her he met her family in this camp for displaced people in bosnia in the democratic republic of congo they fled their village when the militia were attacked ran into more fighters down the road they also cut off her other sisters. and father rasha told us how his wife was killed to know about him and i waisted i was running behind my wife and children they grabbed me and started cutting with machetes then they caught my wife and started cutting her too she was pregnant and so they cut the baby from my stomach. many of the people in the camps tell similar stories of attacks by men from the lendu ethnic group we went to some of the villages they fled these are the remains of one family's home they fled when the attackers came some of their possessions
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were left behind the attackers set the house on fire and they did the same in the house next door as well another family lived here and they ran a business they were repairing motorcycles and selling spare parts also completely destroyed. and it's a similar story of destruction if you go down the street. many of the homes on this side belong to people from the hammer ethnic group they weren't the only targets just across the road homes and businesses belonging to ethnic land with destroyed as well. as being conflict between the two ethnic groups in the past in the one nine hundred ninety s. in two thousand uganda and rwanda for the congolese government to control of eastern congo in a turi hamma and lendu militias were their proxies tens of thousands of civilians were killed but now look on a safari told us there is no conflict between the two groups he's a lendu he says he haiti's hamma neighbors here in his house when the militia are
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attacked like many he thinks politicians planned the violence to further postpone congo's over to elections and the world that we're waiting for elections so we can have new leadership this is our will that the killing started without reason this was already prepared for lin do with him or to start killing each other i consider this a deliberately planned conflict and. the government denies this since the attack began its sense all just to take control of the villages. you don't if you it's difficult to identify the enemy right now army intelligence working to identify who killed and burned houses and who was behind the massacre we've arrested some militia who are already facing justice. the army says the area is now secure and people should return some have. many more have not because they still don't feel safe because they have nothing left to return to malcolm webb al-jazeera it tory
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province in the democratic republic of congo. queen elizabeth has appealed to the commonwealth to appoint her son prince charles at the next head of the blog the u.k. is hosting more than fifteen leaders from mainly former colonies phillips reports from london. the british can still do pomp and circumstance at the opening of the commonwealth summit its leader who is now also the world's oldest head of state made an unusually personal plea it is my sincere wish that the commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations and we'll decide that one day the prince of wales should carry on the important work started by my father in one thousand nine hundred forty nine by continuing to treasure and reinvigorate our satiation and activities i believe we will secure a safer more prosperous and sustainable world those who follow us. there's
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nothing in the rule book that says prince charles should be the next head of the commonwealth but it's likely to be confirmed on friday although it leaves it open to the accusation that it is no more than a shadow of the british empire. but while the commonwealth is often derided as having no purpose the walls a coffee of passionate protest outside the range of course is testament to the organizations geographical spread. you want to test this with the commonest kind peace and burma solution what we have been meant specifically is the right of even to leave the effort without being killed by needed any government i have the freedom now to other people to love and to work i'm proud to say that i am and that's been from uganda so we are our dream to dimensional community to focus on bangladesh to distort democrats' you know him and rights and all of this one
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country that does consider the commonwealth increasingly important is britain itself since the brics many british politicians have talked of the need to reconnect with the former colonies and the economic benefits that could follow in reality britain's economic ties with the european union are far larger than it could be many years before britain can sign bilateral trade deals with countries like india or australia. in the meantime the prime minister said this meeting will address climate change and cyber security for a contemporary challenges for an organization that will always face the accusation that it's losing relevance. and bonnie is joining us live from ones and also one thing the responsibility to the queen endorsing his son as the next head of the commonwealth and what else are we expecting from the gathering today. well we haven't heard any opposition to the idea that prince charles should take
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over the commonwealth after queen elizabeth ideas had been floated in the past perhaps some sort of rotating presidency you know an idea of somehow separating the commonwealth from it seem period origins that's why some people talk about how for example kumble secretary it could move to a country like india but it does seem as if the queen is likely to get her way there has been support voiced by justin trudeau the prime minister of canada i think it's fair to say that the queen is voicing her opinion at a time out which she has great more thirty she is the hostess she's popular with many of the heads of state here and of course this is very likely to be her last commonwealth summit because she's indicated that she won't travel to any others and it will be many years before the summit return to the united kingdom and she is a woman in her early ninety's so that's what the leaders are talk about in windsor castle behind me later i think we'll get more of a sense i was talking in my report there of how to resume
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a the prime minister is trying to steer the commonwealth towards contemporary challenges girl education pollution of the oceans the threat of climate change a big concern remember that almost half the commonwealth nations are in fact small island states thank you very much for that of a now that's gonna be philips with the latest in london thank you. now a u.s. fitness company has fired three of its staff after two black men accuse them of racial profiling more videos of the men being kicked out of the gym have gone viral and it follows another incident at the coffee chain starbucks haven any zonday reports from new york. two black men going to their gym to work out but instead they find themselves treated like criminals in a series of videos that went viral. said he and a friend were asked to leave a fitness club in new jersey despite the fact they were members and checked in at the front desk to have multiple phones with this quote from
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a membership right here a standard scan in a gun for no reason i'm the only person in their skin again and i have been a member for at least eight years ago because. a man who appeared to be the gym manager called the police nobody was arrested but the two men say it was a clear case of racial profiling by the gym employees in a statement the company l.a. fitness it mid fault saying in part regrettably our staff unnecessarily escalated the situation and called the police rather than work through it clearly this is a long time member with a current ballad membership we are currently exploring potential training content and opportunities to better train our staff the incident comes amid controversy at a starbucks store in philadelphia after the store manager asked two black men to leave because they hadn't bought anything it emerged that they were waiting for someone to take part in
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a business meeting the incident led to several days of protests and a boycott starbucks hash tag on social media after an initial defending his officers philadelphia's police commissioner on thursday apologized to the arrested men and so messaging is important and i feel miserably in this regard. i implore lord like many of us but there is still no excuse starbucks has also apologized and said they would close nearly eight thousand stores next month for one day for racial bias training for their employees as for l.a. fitness three employees involved in that incident have reportedly been fired gabriels on al-jazeera new york. the first u.s. citizen detained and accused of joining eisel has had his transfer to saudi arabia blocked by a judge in washington d.c. the unnamed man who also has some of these citizenship was detained while allegedly working with ice and syria last year he's been held in iraq for seven months
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without charge the case is seen as a test of the trumpet ministrations pledge to get tough on americans who fight for armed groups. now south and north korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next week j n n kim jong un planned to meet on the southern side of the militarized zone next friday and that will pave the way for a much anticipated summit between kim and u.s. president donald trump that stew to take place next month or in early june moon says the north is committed to complete denuclearization. i mean marcotte is set to decide whether to charge to watch as journalists accused of disclosing state secrets while on and. rested in december while covering the military's crackdown on the hinge of muslim population a felon guilty the journalists could face up to fourteen years in prison the u.n. has called for their release saying the case is a grave concern for investigative journalism now for decades the philippine island
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of mindanao has been plagued by violence as ethnic groups fight from autonomy from the government now a museum has opened that goes back to the island's roots to explain its diversity and promotion message of peace from in the now jimmy fallon those reports. it is playtime the teacher says and her students are grateful it is not often the case for children of the men over tribe. for generations the tribes been fighting for its incest chill land the men are bused belong to the people the largest ethnic group in the country with more than fifteen million people belong to more than one hundred tribes the new meds are considered one of the poorest minorities in the world and most of them are in mindanao the philippine government claims more than seventy percent of the communist rebel group
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that you people's army are you mike and last year president of the good that there did threatened to bomb lumet schools saying they were responsible for spreading subversive ideas. tribal leaders have asked for schools to be declared peace sanctuaries there are no rebels here the safe place for children should never be a battle zone. it is so painful for us we witness the fighting we hear the gunshots from our classrooms but perhaps instead of this criminy thing us they should instead help us provide quality education so that at least this children can grow up to live a life of the committee the region of mindanao has long been held back by conflicts with armed groups from different tribes battling the government for greater autonomy. but this museum aims to promote unity and harmony it is the first in mindanao that they'll see the history
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from the perspective of the new meds that everyone here can trace their origins from the odds the matter who they fight for now. everyone wants a new one and that is what we want the got about the people to always remember the gone from one source so what we want to say is more going to be overcome this museum aims to be a repository of our region's history and its projected war that has divided tribes here for generations curators say they hope that this will start day when you path to kinship. among these children read about forests stars and fallen angels in areas where children have grown up with violence books are a luxury teachers encourage the children to aspire for more but that's a challenge when a peaceful life is one they've never really known. zero
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iraq and north. again as a problem and of the headlines on al-jazeera russia has denied accusations from the us that it's trying to delay international inspectors from getting to the side of a suspected gas attack in syria the o.p.c. w. are still waiting for access to the area of burma almost a week after they arrived. it's absolute rubbish a lie that russia prevents inspectors from entering duma we don't know what made them think that from the beginning we were sincerely interested in sending o.p.c. w. inspectors there we made public statements and that moreover we contacted the syrian side so that all documents including visas were provided to the inspectors as soon as possible. russia's foreign minister says the u.s. strikes on syria last week did not cross what he called
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a red line. says the president told us which areas will be on acceptable to target he also says donald trump has invited that in a person to visit washington. meanwhile fifteen hundred members of a rebel group have left the area near the syrian capital under an evacuation due and groups in nearby color moon have also agreed to lay down their weapons. south african president has cut short his trip to the u.k. to deal with a violent protests at home. office says he was due to meet the ruling a.n.c. party leaders and no problems demonstrations there demanding the resignation of the regional leader accusing him of corruption. north and south korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of this summit next week and kim jong un planned to meet on the southern side of the demilitarized zone next friday and that will pave the way for a much anticipated summit between him and u.s.
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president donald trump that studio to take place next month or early june. according to decide whether to charge two journalists accused of disclosing state secrets they were arrested in december while covering the military's crackdown on the hinge of muslim minority population. those are the headlines on al-jazeera but do stay with us the stream is coming up next thank you very much for watching. us president said he was slapped. for us by. the data transfer times faster than we bring you the stories. we live in. this time on al-jazeera. and you're in the stream live on al-jazeera and you tube.


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