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well kate clarke is director of the afghanistan analysts network she spoke to us earlier about the significance of the temporary ceasefire. it was unprecedented it was remarkable and i think it was better than anyone had hoped for though there was some worry that the ceasefire wouldn't hold it was a mutual cease fire for three days by both afghan and taliban and actually american forces for three days it held but i think this these scenes of of afghans both taleban and government soldiers and civilians embracing each other celebrating prayers to get better at playing cricket eating ice cream as you say the pictures of tell about giving government soldiers roses this was unprecedented and i think only wholly unexpected except that i think for many of us think we've felt that there there is a deep yearning for peace among afghans but civilians and foot soldiers and if this
could be harnessed you could see the beginning of a peace process night hopefully this is this is what we are seeing at the moment. stay with us here on al-jazeera there's more to come two years old and separated from her family at the border the page that tells the tale of the u.s. government's controversial zero tolerance immigration policy. and we visit a pop up art exhibit in washington where visitors are being asked to write a letter to the women of the future. welcome back we have some heavy rain to contend with across eastern parts of china and particular across taiwan i think some very heavy rain here of the next twenty four hours hong kong just on the edge of things can be cloudy the coby some rain at
times across parts of indochina still a lot of clouds some heavy showers annoyed looking pretty warm and humid that temperatures into the mid thirty's the rain continues as we head on through tuesday across taiwan again hong kong slightly greater risk of seeing some rain for northern areas also seeing some heavy rain at times all the way from chain do through will hand and towards the yangtze river valley north of shanghai across into south asia we still have some very heavy rain affecting parts of bank of desks the eastern states of india and also nepal so some flooding is still possible here also some very heavy rain down through the western ghats meanwhile wet them on by i'm respected for the rain to come of the next twenty four to forty eight hours more northern parts of the region so looking pretty hot but nothing particularly bad at the moment forty degrees in delhi there thirty five in caracas as we head across into the arabian peninsula weather conditions here all looking generally fine so pleasant day in doha if you don't mind the temperatures plenty of sunshine
and high sierra of forty two degrees celsius. from the tropics of southeast asia to the vero islands in the far north atlantic when i went east meets the women who crossed the world for love and stayed to change a community. and this is different not whether someone is going for someone's favorite. tree it's how you approach it and i think it is a certain way of doing conscious. out.
welcome back let's take a quick look at our top stories more than six hundred refugees and migrants have arrived in the spanish port of volunteer a week after it to the and well to turn them away their plight triggered an international outcry and calls for reform of e.u. policy on migration. colombians are voting in their first president presidential runoff since the twenty sixteenth peace deal with rebels voters are choosing between conservative candidate and he's a left wing rival gustava petro. and greece and macedonia have signed a deal to rename macedonia of the north the republic of north macedonia the agreement is supposed to end a decades long dispute that still needs to be ratified by both countries parliaments and faces a referendum vote in macedonia. now young children some barely of school age
of being paid a dollar a day to make cigarettes in bangladesh that's according to human rights groups have been urging the government to do more to enforce child labor laws but they admit the difficulties as children's families rely on the money they tell stratford reports this is a cigarette manufacturing factory in bangladesh but there are a few if any machines working. al-jazeera secretly filmed these pictures the reason the factory owner refused to spur a mission to film is because of the children working here. the bangladesh government says it's doing all it can to crack down on child labor but there is little evidence of that in this factory. some of the children making these cheap cigarettes non-locally as babies look barely ten years old. but the money they earn helps their families survive many children work at home making the paper choose
which is sent to the factory to be filled with tobacco they get around forty cents for every three thousand chooks the average wage is around a dollar a day fifteen year old most somebody sheets a cartoon who works with her younger brothers and sisters making babies four days a week. but unlike many others in the industry she also goes to school a guy's got a bar we work to help our family this is how we survive my parents taught me this line of work at a very young age i don't like doing it you have to sit in the same position and work long hours we don't even make that much money. according to the bangladesh label the minimum legal age for employment is fourteen united nations children's agency unicef says in foresman it is difficult because of where most of the children work in small factories workshops from home. will. people this should be a different choice of jobs for these people other than the tobacco industry they
are at least two million people working nationwide in this sector this should be alternative employment opportunities provided by government for these workers then we ourselves would be willing to shut down this sector. but in the dishes finance minister has repeatedly called for the beauty factories about one hundred twenty of them to be closed down. a recent study by the human rights organization praga focused on mine factories it found around fifteen thousand of the twenty one thousand workers with children some as young as four years old. stratford al-jazeera it's the final weekend of campaigning in turkey ahead of next sunday's parliamentary and presidential elections turkish president. and the opposition h d p have been holding separate rallies in istanbul sinan costello has this update from. listen check out the state see that's the stuff.
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prescription. which means the scam. john. timmer said plus. when the majority as a response to. the fate of migrants is at the center of a heated political debate in the united states as part of president donald trump's new zero tolerance policy thousands of children have been separated from their parents of the us mexico border and it's this image of a two year old honduran girl that has gone viral the little girl is crying as she watches her mother getting searched and detained at the texas border while attempting to claim asylum the white house says the crackdown will send a message to future asylum seekers to not bring their children to the border if they don't want to be separated from them well my comma has more from washington. looming in the background to the ongoing debate about immigration is the administration's zero tolerance policy as it puts it now that was introduced by
attorney general jeffrey sessions which leads to families being split up at the border children being put into detention centers while their parents go through a legal process now this is created much public concern much public debate and also debate and concern among politicians who are about to vote on immigration measures in the week ahead the house leader paul ryan has brought a compromise bill as he puts it that will deal with the issue of dreamers these are undocumented children who entered the country with their parents years ago now this bill will legalize this situation it will allow them eventually to get us citizenship but what it also does is imposes incredibly strict controls in family link immigration it also provides billions of dollars for president trumps wall now the situation that we have here is that conservative republicans describe this bill
as an amnesty they say they going to vote against it moderate republicans want to vote for it democrats say no they will not vote for this bill because it provides billions of dollars for a wall that they will not accept so you have legislation pending in congress that is being attacked from both sides as it were and compounding the situation is president trump on friday he said no i don't support this compromise bill subsequently his assistants walked that back and said no he would support that compromise bill as well as a conservative bill that may be voted on so a great degree of confusion while thousands of children are in detention centers in various parts of counties lining the mexican border. michelle obama is the director of migrant rights and justice at the women's refugee commission she spoke to us about the experiences of families and children at the border the focus here in the
united states by this administration has been to separate families and to separate as many families as they can and what i observed at the border on thursday and friday were families being processed they're separated immediately upon entering the border patrol station and then children are sent off to shelters but in the meantime they're held in a processing center which is entirely inappropriate for children they're literally being held in cages in a giant warehouse separate from their parents and in many cases their parents are shipped off to court while the children remain there with no care really i mean there's no supervision there is no toys there's no recreation they're just sitting alone crying or are talking to each other in a fenced in their areas within a warehouse it's trick pony there's no explanation given to parents or children about what is happening i was actually witnessed one separation while i was
interviewing a father and his nine year old daughter as we were completing the interview they knocked on the door and came and said that they had to take the girl and literally gave them no explanation for why or where she was going i managed to give them to get them a few moments together before the separation but then the guard came took the girl and she just walked away and that was it they were separated eight people have been killed in a shootout and house fire nicaragua's capital it's a shot of the short lived truce between president daniel ortega and the protesters who want him gone. among those killed in my not go with six members of one family pool reports. police in managua say a group of hooded men threw a fire bomb into this house. a family of six killed in the fire included two children medics failed to resuscitate. my two cousins survived one
was burned and the other was hit she fell onto the balcony she was thrown and glass toward my body my hands my head as we got out of here he got out by for his. neighbors assisted firefighters and dousing the blaze while helping survivors escape from the balcony they say police surrounded the house and burned it after the owner refused to let them place a sniper on the roof to guard a nearby checkpoint. has had nothing to do with this they were christian people in the policeman if the porch they want to debate in the house and they managed to burn it police say they will investigate the cause of the fire. protests began two months ago after a decision by president daniel ortega to cut pensions. ortega's critics say the former revolutionary leader is running a corrupt government protesters want him to step down and the government to implement democratic reforms the opposition really won't be happy with anything
less than a premature departure from the presidency of ortega human rights groups say at least one hundred seventy mostly young people have been killed since mid april and confrontations between heavily armed soldiers and demonstrators armed with rocks and slingshots. protesters are calling on ortega's government to end the violence which the president blames on foreign agitators and drug cartels the latest violence flared hours after troops have been signed between the government and civic groups right now there's no external institution and no internal. real leadership that can bring about a change here who does not make name in the president has yet to respond to demands by the catholic church for early elections ortigas third term as head of one of the poorest countries in the americas is set to end in two thousand and twenty one the
violence meanwhile has splintered the country between loyalists and protesters slowing down towards him investments and grinding the country's economy to a halt. on al-jazeera. in the united states women are being courage to take pen to paper and write about their hopes for the future. exhibits in washington follows the global women's march last year that advocated everything from reproductive rights to empowerment in the workplace needs to brook reports. women of the future i hope they have listened and i value. heather thompson is writing a letter to the daughters she may one day have describing a world she hopes will be different from her own made to like germany on a night how an office who are. thompson is among hundreds of visitors to washington's hirshhorn museum pending letters to the next generation of women to
future women is a six month pop up art installation inspired by the women's march of twenty seventeen visitors write letters then taped them to a window overlooking the mall where marchers met in washington last year when i was little use write letters make it yourself because i thought it. the project is the brainchild of artist georges saxelby who says her participation in the march inspired her to communicate to the young women of tomorrow i want future women to know that we were thinking of them and that we understood that the changes we want for them as a culture that we ignored our role today in creating. the letters here really run the gamut in this letter a woman writes to her daughters that she hopes in twenty years the glass ceiling is permanently shattered and in other letters women talk about hoping to live in a world where they don't have to live in fear men are encouraged to contribute
letters as well chris says his two daughters inspired him to write about a world with unlimited opportunities i don't ever want them to be held back i don't ever want them to feel like their last for any reason saxelby hopes to collect up to three thousand letters they'll be archived and opened in twenty thirty seven on the twentieth anniversary of the women's march saxelby thinks the time span is long enough for real change to happen and short enough for the next generation of women to appreciate the accomplishments of those who came before them die. and estabrook al jazeera washington. well before we go a quick look at our top stories again more than six hundred refugees and migrants arrived in the spanish port of violence here a week after italy and malta turned them away in their plight triggered an international outcry and calls for reform of e.u.
policy on migration. polling stations have opened in colombia for sunday's deeply divisive presidential runoff voters are choosing between conservative candidate do k. and he's left wing rival gustavo petro it's the first major vote since the government signed a peace deal with the fark rebels in two thousand and sixteen greece and macedonia have signed a deal to rename macedonia as north macedonia the agreement is intended to end a decades long dispute it still needs to be ratified by both countries' parliaments and faces a referendum vote in macedonia but greece's prime minister hailed it as a step forward for the region again and for the news from it this it this we're not here today to mourn the defeats of the past we are making a historic step in order from now on only to be winners to heal the wounds of the past to open the way to peace cooperation co-development not only for our countries but for all the balkan countries for all of europe at least thirty one people have
died in twin suicide blasts in northeast nigeria the bombs went off in the town of bor in borno state local officials suspect boko haram carried out the attack but no group has claimed responsibility. at least eighteen people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in eastern afghanistan the blast targeted crowds of taliban fighters security forces and civilians celebrating the holiday in the city of jalalabad. the taliban says its fighters will begin leaving government controlled areas of afghanistan on sunday rejecting a decision by the government to extend the ceasefire beyond the end of the security forces and taliban fighters have been celebrating the three day muslim festival of eat together in cities across the country but questions remain about what will happen when the ceasefire ends at midnight local time those are the headlines one o one east is up next.
the remote windswept feral islands are a world away from tropical southeast asia. but hundreds of asian women are moving to ease some park the islands between norway and iceland amid a shortage of local women. i'm steve cho on this episode a one on one east we meet those traveling to the far reaches of the earth to look for low.
at first sight the faroe islands make your heart skip a beat. secluded in the north atlantic ocean it's striking mountains a cloaked in fog there's not a tree or a person inside it hard to imagine for someone from the philippines and they're looking so oldish know who else. close the house this is just thinking. many have never heard about this tiny country at the door of the arctic circle especially in tropical thailand when i told my friend that i going to be unfair and they say why you call to keep it to your. home to only fifty thousand people and eighty thousand sheep. it's also cold and wet. and the strain. a lot. and in darkness for
more than half of the year. wind. blew me. everything it's like. because we come from one country and big country and then here is so small. but stay a while and something happens in a place that seems like it's on the edge of the earth women from afar of finding something they yearn for. i've come to find out what it is it's. hundreds of women from asia moving to the faroe islands and being from a warm climate myself i can understand how they survive one long dark winter let
alone the rest of their lives. they marry far always men often who they know little about but don't assume they aren't in charge of their destinies to find love you have to take a risk. just a local running stop the pride of the islands and of his parents mary joyce and dan thompson. mary joyce was one of the first filipinos to move to the faroe islands fifteen years ago. so. they married in. the philippines in two
thousand and two dad had written her love like his for two years after seeing a photo of mary joy babysitting her cousin's children because they had also married a far away is mad. yass my address and started. first it was an introduction of them. and single. and the is where they own the house then all the. trying to sell himself. one day decided to come to philippines and. yeah he proposed to me and he wants to get married and what did you think when if with him. it's into the same man as the peace chairman. ten days after arriving in the philippines they were husband and wife. right.
thanks so much. so thanks yes twenty. yeah but it's ok. thank. you for late. fee thank. you. from billy knowing each other to today they've come a long way i got in. there and everybody knew what i brought up this way a bison. along with their athletics on hand and they have two other children who's
twelve and eight. i'm tagging along on this excursion while the boys try to catch lunch. with one camera. can trace his ancestry in the fire. back to eighteen fifty. they fished in these waters and they were the last and. like most here he's a man of few words what made you want to go all the way. to primary.
despite our best efforts at fishing we returned home empty handed but luckily mary joy had defrosted the last catch just in case so what's in the sauce. you know it's not you also oh it's damn the thought that if it gets thought ok and that's not all they've been cooking up and you're pregnant you're expecting well oh . yeah in january. it's. going to help with anything. it's not so hard ok thank you. oh that's right. you can for long we're doing. that so it's. kind of a merry joy is clearly at home in the faroe islands. she speaks fluent fairways
went to university here and works as a supervisor at an afterschool program for children and teenagers how hard is the language it's very hard. to borrow the different language. from different languages. and it's not all the time that google translator or king at this i think are very persistent to do. and treat children where calls on how. and why do you work when they met work at sea on a fishing boat trip to the philippines to meet mary joy with us first to asia. oh it was like a. bunch of. it was amazing. now he works for the faroe islands electricity company so that he can be with the
family at home. because his very good oh thank you i'm very lucky to have him because he helped a lot of home so unless i be here. what's the main difference between filipino men and ferries men filipino. oh man they're my apart call their fathers the head of the family. and all but here it's more equality both this i'd be able to. marry joy also wanted more opportunities than the philippines could offer. is your life now what you imagined it would be or is it and that different. all us have. a. couple of.
women like mary joyful feel a big need on the faroe islands over the last decades young women have been leaving in droves. limited opportunities and a limited gene pool have meant that they have gone abroad preferring more choice in life and lot. there are now fifteen hundred fewer women than men between the ages of eighteen and sixty so how do the men feel about it. i. feel cold but is my guide to the fire always my own mind here's an opportunity to bring a group of here or you who support your fire with off we're going to help settle.
a journalist and a local rock star finn is one of the most eligible bachelors on the island. he says he's not worried about a shortage of women he's not looking for love but he wouldn't mind a female touch. i've got a perfect bachelor pad or. you know almost the same process this will really watch much more cos it's a bit better. than i did someone to know that correct with the correct i'll sweep sweep and. i'm not really that's ok.