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on al-jazeera. deadlock in brussels as european leaders try to thrash out a deal on migration an issue which threatens to split the e.u. and bring down angela merkel's government. hello i'm maryam namazie and london you're with al-jazeera also coming up five people have been shot dead as a local newspaper in an apple as mary land one suspect is in custody. a twelve hour ceasefire comes into force after syrian government as strikes kill another thirty people in dare our province and children as young as five are among thousands of rested in the philippines from loitering.
comes the program our top story a crunch e.u. summit seeking to reach common ground on how to deal with migrant arrivals could end with no agreement migration issue is cause deep divisions in the e.u. and even threatens to trigger the collapse of the german government chancellor angela merkel has gone as far as warning that it could split the bloc apart italy reportedly blocked the adoption of the joint statement to increase pressure on its european partners a mile appears to have reached a new agreement with france officials say it lacks support from all the e.u. states with a number of undocumented migrants reaching european shores actually dropped since its peak in two thousand and fifteen and the issue is no longer viewed as a crisis the e.u. says it stem the flow of migrants by ninety six percent but base a rouse of broken out in the last few months because some member states is simply refusing to let in rescue boats new right wing governments are demanding tighter border controls austria hungary italy slovakia the czech czech republic. and poland
all want a stricter approach so leaders are trying to work out a solution in the form of so-called disembarkation platforms areas outside of europe probably in north africa where migrants will be held out as there is laurence leamer reports now from the summit in brussels. the european union is in trouble and they although it's the italians are now siding with the hungarian austrians in the front against migration the greeks are trying to keep up a spirit of unity with the spanish and the french in the country trying to keep it all from falling apart is germany their chancellor had already spelt out the danger to the entire block in a speech before she arrived but feel the whole of europe faces many challenges but migration could become the make or break one for the e.u. either we manage it so others in africa believe that we're guided by values and believe in multilateralism not unilateralism or nobody will believe any longer in
the system of values that is may destroy. given that there's no possible way anymore that the bloc can find a united position on sharing refugees are now having to resort to arrangements between individual countries prepared to help so for example greece which has already failed to find accommodation for many who fled from turkey says it will take more from germany to ease the political pressure on merkel from inside her own coalition. others repeated their calls for a calm approach to diffuse internal tensions many are talking about crisis we're talking about numbers that at the moment are more or less eighty percent less than what it was last year so we're talking about numbers that are perfectly manageable we shouldn't get into a panic state of minds our policies in the last year or so have started to produce results now they need to be sustained and it is extremely important that we do this in cooperation and partnership with our friends in the countries of origin transit
in particular in africa we're investing a lot in africa now member states need to do the same but not only could they not make progress on issues like external holding centers in places like albania the size of the rest became clear as it's early vetoed a planned joint statement from the political bloc putting yet more pressure on chancellor merkel with one day left of the summit. it's worth remembering that the founding principle of the entire european project was and remains ever closer union and yet migration threatens to break that now because many countries either don't have the money or lack the political will to help anymore there is now a battle on for the heart and soul of the european union. this isn't a refugee crisis it's really a crisis about the rule of law and humanitarian standards in the part of the world which claims to be the most moral does it do its people want to be that anymore these are big questions with no satisfactory solutions the recently of zero in
brussels i or i spoke to john spring fed an economist and director of research at the center for european reform he expects a major agreement to come out of this summit with few details on a new migration policy that would be my guess is that at the end of the summit there's not going to be some big deal dealing with migration within europe of asylum seekers or burden sharing in inverted commas of asylum seekers. that the leaders will agree that there should be stronger external borders and possibly these sentences in places like tunis year which are going to be processing centers for asylum claims outside the block i'm very skeptical that those will work but i think that generally when europe can come together to come to a solution then it tends to focus on securing the external border because it's the only thing that everybody can agree on.
at least five people have been killed in a shooting at a newspaper building in the u.s. state of maryland the gunman appears to have targeted the offices of the capitol because that newspaper in the city of annapolis but he found a suspected explosive device in the building a suspect is in custody and offices say he is not cooperating with investigators i can confirm that we have the suspect in custody they're currently interviewing him right now the only other information that i have from questions i was asked earlier is that we don't have an identification on him yet we do know he's a white male adult male and of the gun that was used is described as a long gun so i don't have the specifics on that but we do know it was a long gun and as we continue to get information we'll make sure we have to put that out of our we have no information although we're we're still doing interviews and still doing that some of those adjuration other than he was taken into custody was taken into custody by officers there was no gunfire exchanged between officers and the suspect. castro has moved from washington. police have just wrapped up
their latest briefing and they said that five people are confirmed dead now they were hesitant to give that number concretely saying that they were still in the process of questioning the one lone suspect who they do have in custody at the moment we they did say that others were seriously injured and again they only believe there was one gunman involved and the building has now been secured with investigators just beginning to comb through president donald trump also recently reacted on twitter saying he was briefed about the shooting and that he sends his thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims and the victims themselves and he thinks the first responders who were present but again very little information at this point but we do have some insight into what was happening inside this news room one of the reporters for the capitol because that was inside the building when
this happened he tweeted that a gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees later he added there's nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload so these accounts from firsthand witnesses of mass shootings again it coming from the united states at this time coming from a news room of a newspaper at least nine people have died after an oil tanker court file on a busy road in nigeria's commercial capital more than fifty vehicles were burned when the truck burst into flames in the city of lagos officials say the tanker crashed on the motorway after its brakes failed at least four people have been taken to hospital. a temporary cease fire has gone into effect in one of syria's last rebel strongholds a truce in dare i was negotiated by f.s.a. rebels and the government's ally russia at last until noon on friday at least
thirty civilians were killed in government as strikes in the province on the day the syrian army has also captured the town of al hurra according to the government's lebanese ally hezbollah meanwhile the un says around sixty six thousand people displaced by the fighting of reached jordan's border but today mean government has been insisting that it can't take in more refugees though. is near syria's border with jordan we are a few hundred meters away from the border with jordan thousands of civilians have been seeking refuge in this area escaping the shelling that targeted this cities and towns in darrow's eastern countryside today there have been two massacres in the town of elm aside for and. the russian airstrikes targeted residential areas some civilians were sheltering in their basements when they were hit dozens were killed by the air strikes and they scared many people leading them to flee tens of thousands of also fled toward the border with the occupied golan heights or in
lebanon hundreds of syrian refugees that have started crossing the border to return to an uncertain future refugees cram their families and belongings into pick up trucks cars and tractors the lebanese government has told them to go back saying many areas in syria are now stable enough but the united nations is more cautious saying the country is not yet safe. and with al jazeera live from london much more still ahead for you at least fifteen people die in the latest fight you can see in the kenyan capital's largest open air market and relatives wait for a fifth day outside a cave in thailand by twelve schoolboys and their coach is still trapped. welcome back let's start by looking at weather conditions across australia for many
areas it's largely farm we have got this frontal system just pushing through the bite me some rain across more he sed in parts of south australia is going to push its way into victoria and new south wales so we can expect some rain to develop in melbourne for a time on stuff that should be dry in sydney highs there of twenty but some showers across northern parts of new south wales and into the far south of queensland trough extending further towards the north across western australia weather conditions generally looking pretty quiet at the moment sunshine there for perth across into news is looking pretty good across the whole of the country at the moment drawing conditions expected and expected to continue as we head on through into the start of the weekend there with open seen highs of thirteen degrees now up into northeastern parts of asia is looking pretty wet across much of japan certain the western side of the country well we're up towards four and then south but we're also going to see some dry weather on the eastern side of the country so tokyo you may see some rain at times but you also see some drawing weather conditions and he
does move the forecast through to software that doesn't really change the heaviest of rain is across southern areas dry conditions across much of the korean peninsula and it should be fine and pretty hot in beijing with a nice one temperature of thirty eight to greece. every year in pakistan hundreds of women are victims of so-called honor q one o one east searches for the truth in a case that exposes the growing clash between old beliefs and modern life on al-jazeera. zero. where ever you.
are just a quick reminder of the top stories this hour italy has ramped up the pressure on its european partners to reach common ground on how to deal with migrant arrivals its prime minister reportedly blocked the adoption of a joint a statement a tense summit in brussels. five people have been killed in a shooting at the offices of a newspaper in the us state of maryland police say they have secured the capitol building in annapolis and have one suspect in custody. and a twelve hour truce has gone into effect in one of syria's last opposition strongholds free syrian army rebels negotiated the cease fire with the government's ally russia the truce will last until noon on friday. well saudi an m.r.i. she led coalition in yemen is launched as strikes to retake a district south of the data seizing would help the coalition secure
a road that leads to her date as port yemen's who sees recently took control of parts of the district cutting off a major supply line for the coalition's forces most of the country's food and humanitarian shipments passed through a data. well you know the developments of trying to ministration plan to sell high tech arms to saudi and the u.a.e. could be darrelle by a top u.s. lawmaker who's holding back support the u.s. had agreed to sell one hundred twenty thousand precision guided munitions to its gulf allies but senator bob menendez says he has concerns about the war in yemen and whether u.s. policies are contributing to the country's humanitarian crisis he's asked for more information on whether the arms could be used to kill civilians well u.s. deputy attorney general is accused as being accused of withholding documents related to the f.b.i.'s investigation into donald trump's presidential campaign this rosenstein why are you keeping information from congress and i'm not keeping
any information from congress that it's approved a few minutes mr rosenstein think the house of representatives going to say something different i don't agree with you congressman i don't believe that's what they're going to say and if they do they'll that disagree but i think the my drums allies in congress had a heated exchange with rod rosenstein during a special hearing he's been criticized by trump supporters for appointing robert muller to lead a special investigation into links between trump and russia. it's been reported that close confidence of dollar trump had closer ties to the u.a.e. than previously thought when they were trying to get into office and middle east ice that has e-mails revealing a conference willing to exchange inside information with the an iraqi ambassador to washington and to keep the usa interested hasa if you feel change u.s. policy and fish has been looking at the report donald trump. the key figure in all of this according to the e-mails the website middle east i says it a pained is tom brock
a prominent and influential businessman he's an old friend of donald trump's and raised huge sums of money for his election campaign he was allegedly exchanging e-mails with us of the united arab emirates ambassador to washington. it's claimed the ambassador managed to change the republican party platform at its cleveland convention the first draft had a call to release twenty eight pages of classified documents from the nine eleven inquiry which were potentially embarrassing to saudi arabia a close ally that was removed. after daughter um surprise election victory in november twenty sixth in its alleged ambassador tiber pushed for insights on who would be moved into key diplomatic intelligence and defense positions in the new administration it was his intention to brief his bosses including the emma rattie crone prince mohammed bin ziad but then he also apparently offered his own suggestions middle east i says in one e-mail he wrote to
tom barac about george w. bush's former homeland security advisor fran townsend i saw her last night and immediately thought she would be huge asset to you she would make a perfect director of national intelligence or d h s secretary she would hit the ground running on every issue tones and in fact made the shortlist for a key intelligence position she was considered as a possible f.b.i. director when james comey was fired. middle east i suggest the e-mail exchange may be of interest to the ongoing milot inquiry into potential russian interference into the twenty sixteen presidential election and links to the trump campaign he's looking for not just contact but for flows of money because what he's basically investigating is whether any foreign policy started with russia but is now continuing with you know emirates and saudi arabia whether any foreign government actively contributed financially to trump's election campaign and that would be illegal under u.s.
law it's claimed crime prince been desired canceled a planned trip to washington last month because he was caught up in the quality of the crown prince did meet donald trump at the white house in may last year to morrow at eleven thirty barack was interviewed by the miller investigation in december he actually recommended paul matter for as trump's campaign manager one of four no faces several charges arising out of the real investigation of. alan fischer al-jazeera washington and it's now been announced that u.s. president donald trump well mate russian president vladimir putin in helsinki next month the summit on july sixteenth is that to be the first official meeting between the two leaders they've held informal talks on the sidelines of international gatherings twice before the white house says the two will discuss u.s. russia relations and a range of national security issues. an investigation into the u.k.'s involvement in rendition and torture after nine eleven as criticized inexcusable collusion with
the u.s. in the mistreatment of detainees the british parliament intelligence committee report said the security agency supplied questions for the interrogation of prisoners they knew or suspected was subjected to cruel inhumane and degrading treatment for brain and reports. the brutal methods of western intelligence agencies after nine eleven included waterboarding starvation sleep deprivation stress positions verbal threats and physical assaults on the u.k.'s intelligence and security committee set out to uncover the extent of british involvement after fifty hours of testimony and forty thousand documents the conclusion was clear in the view the united kingdom tolerated actions and took others that we regard as inexcusable the committee declared itself astonished that despite rendition being illegal in britain there is still no clear policy on the u.k.'s involvement in the practice by other countries via the u.k. and while there was no smoking gun showing british agents had physically abused
detainees there were hundreds of cases where agents had been involved in interrogations despite knowing or suspecting mistreatment but crucially the committee was prevented from talking to the agents involved we want to talk to the people who were in those posts back at that time and in addition to that we want to talk to people who were in the field at that time because without it you call fill in potential gaps campaigners say it's time for a judge led independent inquiry which has greater powers to demand disclosure and compel witnesses to attend this is something the government promised back in twenty ten it has stalled but the government has until now always maintained that this will be the position once the ira say has finished its inquiry and so we now look to theresa may to establish that inquiry without delay the response from the intelligence agencies has come from an interview with an unnamed agent here at m i six in which they said that the agencies were unprepared for the upsurge in
counterterrorism work which followed nine eleven that they had who had specific training in conducting detainee interviews but the tough important lessons had been learned and they did things very differently now. the abuses at abu ghraib bag graham kuantan him obey in the numerous so-called black sites around the world led to a global scandal and now even the united states prohibits its agents from using cruel or degrading interrogation methods but rendition and detentions are still going on in the oversight of them remains murky paul brennan al-jazeera london at least fifteen people have died in a fire in the kenyan capital's largest open air market up to seventy others have been taken to hospital with serious burns and suffocation including many children algis there is catherine so i has the latest from nairobi this is watch remains of a section of one of nairobi's largest markets more than two hundred traders shared
this space mostly selling t. funny and clothes the fire started early morning when the market was close to the people living nearby were asleep many including children were overcome by smoke and fumes and suffocated others were rushed to hospital someone who was at home when he had the market of fire he had a business here and he lost most of his stock because we are mortal so i was called at around two am and told there's a fire i rushed here a still of my pajamas on when i got here all my timber was on fire it was worth about ten thousand dollars. but afternoon investigators was still collecting evidence to find out what started the fire. and rescue aka's open shop doors to make sure no one had been trapped inside all the people who died of suffocation in this buildings many others are still in hospital some residents and traders we spoke to said that the fire was caused by an electrical fault but police
are still investigating. this maybe there was tragedy in the market a reason he is but it's certainly not the first to happen at least seven serious incidents in the last seven yes some are blamed on our son because of business rivalry but most a say to be accidental i can't say what the problem is but the market is too congested and narrow it makes it difficult to contain fires we also sell highly flammable goods like mattresses timber and clothes so far as spreads very quickly we need at least a water hydrant here it's a busy market where tens of thousands of people trade every day so was those who lost friends and family in the fire and property ponder their next move just a block away it's business as usual catherine sawyer al jazeera. rescuers in northern thailand are trying to find an alternative entrance to a flooded cave whitehall boys and their football coach have been trapped for five days as more time passes without any news their families are becoming increasingly
desperate scott i reports from chiang rai. yelling into the hills for their missing boys forefathers in the jungle above cave pleading for their son to come home but the only reply they got was the whirring of a black hawk helicopter after a night of heavy rain the skies cleared in the afternoon allowing helicopters to resume searching from the air. frustrated with the lack of information and progress after five days the fathers went out on their own checking in with the searchers and looking for answers. i want to ask the governor how my boy is and all the other kids where are they do they have food and water that's all i want to know the only thing i can do is just wait and wait till. a group of rescue volunteers from bangkok will use a high tech laser scanner in an attempt to locate the boys they plan to lower down
a recently located chimney that they hope lead to deep in the cave make a scan i can see through layers of ten meters and can share a graphic of the cave if we drop it in the cave we can see the shape of a human more than a thousand people are now involved in the search including american troops and british diving experts. but was so many bodies and organizations at the scene there are also serious logistical challenges were deep in the hills that housed this vast cave network while some groups are using high tech to assist in the search and rescue operation somewhat like these from the park service or doing the old fashioned way they're hiking through these woods to link up with some rescue officials deeper in the hills while the searching continues in the water in the air in the vast jungle families are focused on staying strong because at this stage that's one of few things they have control over scott had to al-jazeera chiang rai . at least eleven thousand people including children have been arrested in the
philippines fun oystering the crackdown on wanted by president one drink i detect has resulted in hugely other crowded jails west cells manifest six people now hold as many as eighteen there is jimmy allen duggan reports from manila. the last time sir you are good seal your sword genesis was a few years ago and he says his son promised he will come home but he never did. genesis died while under police detention after he was arrested for loitering right outside his home last week his family says he was taken in for simply not wearing a shirt in a public place and he paid the price with his life. release after all possible for an innocent man a man who has committed no crime. and killed. dogs or killed in the street. president of the good the third to says he wants to rid the country of street crime
and has ordered the police to launch an intensive anti loitering campaign but critics say this is another crackdown directed against the poor the church's so-called war on drugs continues with more than twenty two thousand people killed since it took office two years ago we visited one of the detention facilities in the capital manila the stench of human sweat and heat is overwhelming this cell only has a capacity of six but it currently houses at least eighty inmates it is so packed that there are three hour shifts so that others can sleep while the rest stand and the warden says this is an improvement. another sell for women when asked almost all of them say they have not seen a lawyer this fight being jailed for. rights groups say the situation is similar
across the country and deter to palestine this isn't and there more than ten thousand filipinos have already been arrested over the last two weeks but despite tremendous criticism president through the good data says there will be no letup in his anti loitering campaign and has even ordered the rounding up of minors hundred several ready been brought to police stations and this detachment alone at least fifty children are made to sign up as offenders every night some as young as spider years old. there are cases of abuse in these are perpetrated by authorities who are supposedly duty bound to protect the children the burns the force is like. or meeting him or drinking in public places such as industry so what we want to deliver he's most beer obscene but that is not a sentiment shared by many here rights groups see the country is steadily becoming
a police state and their dead and the justice of courts have now been replaced by the justice of guns. al-jazeera manila or james patterson is a professor of development studies at the london school of economics he told me earlier that present the territories crackdown on loitering is part of a divisive hardline policy of targeting the poll in this is really problematic like populous politicians elsewhere they place fast and loose with the law this is one of the biggest dangers of trump and it will be etc we see political leaders actually acting on a whim but also acting on appealing to people's fears lowest common denominators and playing loose with the law so we see most of most of the those who've been rounded up they're poor people poor people the homeless communities where i've visited in manila and other cities they live in the streets there it's like
arresting people in their living room they have no place to go so this is a logical follow up as well to what's been going on through the last two years since he came into office in his war on drugs which is really very much a war against the poor almost twenty thousand people have been killed. well now u.k. pubs are seeking to reassure football fans they won't run dry after low stocks of carbon dioxide sparked fears of a bear shortage during the world cup. gas is in short supply due to production shutdowns and chemical factories that produce it the shortage is also affecting producers of soft drinks meat and frozen foods dutch brewer heineken has warned pubs of potential supply issues. just a quick look at the top stories this hour now italy is ramping up pressure on its european partners to reach common ground on how to deal with migrant arrivals its
prime ministers reportedly blocked the adoption of a joint statement at a summit in brussels a german chancellor angela merkel says divisions over migration could make or break the european union a right wing bloc of countries is pushing for stricter policies on migrants as lawrence levy reports it just shows you the extent to which these countries which are now in open revolt against the european sense allayed by italy and austria and obviously with the express backing of the central european countries the extent to which they're prepared to say we're not listening to you any more at all never mind some so the european for this deal where you brush aside the differences and get on with things as if these bridges usual. at least five people have been killed in a shooting at a newspaper building in the u.s. state of maryland the gunman appears to have targeted the offices of the capitol newspaper in the city of annapolis police say they found a suspected explosive device in the building
a white male suspect is in custody. at least nine people have died after an oil tanker caught fire on a busy road in nigeria's commercial capital more than fifty vehicles were burned when the truck burst into flames in the city of lagos. a temporary ceasefire has gone into effect in one of syria's last rebel strongholds a truce in there was negotiated by free syrian army rebels and the government's ally russia it will last until noon on friday at least thirty civilians were killed in government as strikes on the province on thursday. over the top stories much more news coming out from doha in twenty five minutes time that's it for myself from the team here in london what i want east is next. al-jazeera is a very important fourth of information for many people around the world when all the cameras have gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bring that story to the forefront.
traditions run deep in the villages of northern pakistan for women especially it's a life of tight control. punishment is harsh if women bring shame upon their families but what constitutes shameful behavior and steve cho on this episode of one of one east we look at the mysterious disappearance of four young women were they killed because they clapped their hands. coast northern pakistan. a place where not much has changed for the locals in a long time.