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on al-jazeera. europe faces many challenges but migration could become the make or break one for the e.u. the immigration crisis threatens to divide the european union. hello i'm adrian finighan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up a gunman opens fire killing five people at a newspaper office in the u.s. . the uncovered e-mails show that donald trump's aides were willing to exchange inside information with the u.a.e.
as ambassador during the presidential campaign plus. a new assured is i will leave you lives for just the last. britain's prince william and this is the first official royal visit to israel and the occupied west bank. the immigration crisis appears to be coming to a head within the european union with italy applying pressure on the group to reach common ground on how to deal with the influx of refugees in a dramatic escalation of tension between member states the newly elected populist italian prime minister just epic conti has blocked a joint e.u. statement and threatened to veto the entire agenda if no solution is found lawrence lee reports from brussels. the european union is in trouble and they although it's the italians are now siding with the hungary and austrians in a front against migration the greeks are trying to keep up
a spirit of unity with the spanish and the french and the country trying to keep it all from falling apart is germany that chancellor had already spelt out the danger to the entire block in a speech before she arrived but. europe faces many challenges but migration could become the make or break one for the e.u. i that we manage it so others in africa believe that we're guided by values and believe in multilateralism not unilateral ism or nobody will believe any longer in the system of values that has made a strong 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 back 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 a 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 and 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 rift became clear as italy 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 or italy as one of the countries that refused to last in a rescue ship carrying more than two hundred migrants the lifeline eventually docked in malta after being stranded at sea for six days and it's now being investigated with police questioning whether it was assisting smugglers john psaropoulos reports from alaska. the lifelines belong to the crew
spent the day washing down the boat taking out rubbish accumulated during its six days at sea mission lifeline which owns the vessel has a more complicated cleanup of its reputation it's interactive accused of colluding to smuggle people to europe after it refused to hand over two hundred thirty three rescued refugees to libyan authorities we picked up them on the twenty first of two in. about eighteen and twenty two miles. from the libyan coast so in international waters. you can coast guard boat approached us and told us to hand out the migrants to them they wanted to bring back some migrants to libya where they put to jail so we said well there's no way for us to hand outs of migrants. refused to the lifeline safe port in italy preferring to send refugees to camps in libya what to do is illegal so we think
that italian is breaking international law because libya is not safe and people are crowded in in such prisons and. face. the tristen and torture and rape so we are sure that this is not a solution and should stop very very soon the plight of the lifeline embodies the broader european debate about whether to rescue refugees at sea and bring them to save ports in the european union or ship them to camps in so-called safe countries stablished humanitarian practice is that of bringing them to europe but there is disagreement on put in sharing and a growing chorus of hardliners supports outsourcing humanitarianism to others. the lifelines refugees at this processing center in walesa lucky to have their asylum interviews in europe from their balconies they can see the freedom little weights
them unemployment television and dominoes in this ship break because it is safe but not a life and some european attitudes are hardening against free lance search and rescuers who would help bring others here malta's prime minister a liberal compared to some e.u. leaders holds this against them the captain of the said who went against international rules and ignored directions being given by the italian authorities who were coordinating the rescue it appears that european search and rescue has become a political not a humanitarian act jumps. five people have been killed in a shooting at a newspaper building in the u.s. state of maryland the gunman targeted the offices of the capitol paper in annapolis one of the oldest newspapers in the u.s. several people were injured police say they found what they believe to be an explosive device in the building i can confirm that we have the suspect in custody
currently interviewing him right now the only other information that i haven't gotten that was asked earlier we don't have an identification on him yet we do know he's a white male adult male and the gun that was used is described as a long gun so i don't have the specifics on that live when i place i was there as heidi joe castro is there what's the latest heidi. police are actually at this moment giving yet another briefing on the shooting the latest although they have not released the name of the suspect police believe they do know who he is we're told he has not been cooperating with authorities has not been giving them information in fact there are even reports that he mutilated his finger tips in order to not have a fingerprint to be traced however police apparently have discovered who they believe this lone shooter is and in fact the latest information is they are securing search warrants at this moment to now look through his home now what we do
have confirmed is that there are at least five people who are fatally shot during this attack on the newspaper offices of the capital because that happened just a few hours ago several more are gravely injured and we do have that one lone gunman a white man who is an adult besides that identity not shared by authorities who is still currently being questioned adrian do authorities have any idea what the lawyers have been. let's try we are all awaiting that information we've been told that they are seeking that now the fact that the suspect is not cooperating with investigators though obviously makes that more difficult however there are many witnesses police say who were inside this building some one hundred seventy people were evacuated and they have been giving their statements to police so at this point we're still left with guesses was this
workplace violence which in two thousand and fifteen was was what accounted for the last slaying of american journalists who were on the job that was a newspaper reporter and camera man who were shot by an ex coworker or as some have ventured to speculate is this something evident of the growing aggression toward. the news media in the us that her has perhaps been fueled by some of the rhetoric coming from the white house it was just earlier this month that president donald trump tweeted that the u.s. news media was in his words the country's worst enemy echoing a very similar statement he made very soon after his inauguration but the white house press secretary sanders has tweeted today saying that this was a tragedy that an attack on working journalists is an attack on all americans trump himself also tweeting his condolences to the victims and to their family members
adrian many thanks indeed how did your plaster their lives. we're going to weather update thanks to i was zero then. was the increasingly desperate for those for a football team stuck inside a flooded cave in thailand. the unimaginable could happen to football fans in the u.k. a big shortage during the world cup. oh you. mean the weather sponsored by qatar. hello and welcome back you know across southern china and taiwan we've got quite a weather at the moment most of the brain activity is up through the yangtze river valley giving some wet weather for shanghai but when she comes through food into
hong kong across the taipei weather conditions are looking generally quite good we've still got some showers affecting parts of indochina vietnam through laos and particularly again through miramar does look a little bit dry here at the moment there's a move the forecasts are again some showers but not as bad as it has been so let's move down into southeastern parts of asia and here across the philippines scattered showers particular across luzon but further south cheery looking a bit drier and brighter some heavy rain across parts of borneo i think the java and bali will see some dry conditions and then up through them they are we've got to show singapore in kuala lumpur bangkok is expected to be largely dry with most of the heavy rain confined to areas further towards the north so then as we move across into south asia here we're seeing some very heavy rain across the western ghats and indeed rain across many parts of india extending up very close to delhi in the way of rain here just in the case things are beginning to change but still
some heavy rain across as eastern states of indians and heavy showers are likely in the pool so whether it's. an estimated one hundred thousand lives cruelly ended over a century ago. a distant past not to the descendants of the slaughtered. a tale of colonialism and racial supremacy unravels in the quest for justice and recognition of the sacrifices of tribal people to maybe. skulls of my people i witnessed documentaries on.
again the top stories this hour on al-jazeera italy is putting pressure on its e.u. partners to reach common ground on how to deal with the influx of refugees and migrants to europe the new populist italian prime minister just epic conti has blocked a joint e.u. statement and threatened to veto the entire agenda if no solution is found. police are investigating the operators of a rescue ship that was at sea for six days with more than two hundred migrants on board a lifeline docked in malta on wednesday after being refused entry by italy and spain police are looking into whether it was helping smugglers. five people have been killed in a shooting at a newspaper building in the us state of maryland the gunman targeted the offices of the capitol gazette in annapolis one of the oldest newspapers in the country a man's in custody being questioned by police. some of donald trump's assistants had closer ties to the united arab emirates than previously thought according to
a new report the middle east ice says it has e-mails revealing that aides were willing to exchange inside information with the ever r.t. ambassador to the u.s. during the twenty sixteen election campaign helen fisher reports donald trump. a key figure in all of this according to the e-mails the website middle east i says it a pain is tom brock a prominent and influential businessman he's an old friend of donald trump 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 least 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 dalton surprise election victory in november twenty sixth in its alleged ambassador
a tie but 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 zayed. but then he also apparently offered his own suggestions middle east ice says in one e-mail he wrote to tom barac about george w. bush's former homeland security adviser fran townsend i saw her last night and immediately thought she would be a 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 komi was fired up 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 power and he started with russia but is now continuing with united emirates and saudi arabia whether any foreign government actively contributed financially to trump selection campaign and that would be illegal under u.s. law it's claimed crime prince been ziad canceled a planned trip to washington last month in case he was caught up in the inquiry the crown prince did meet donald trump at the white house in may last year and tomorrow at eleven thirty was interviewed by the miller investigation in december he actually recommended pomona for a strums campaign manager one of four no faces several charges arising out of that miller investigation. alan fischer al-jazeera washington. the united arab emirates has told the international court of justice that claims made against it by qatar are without merit and should be dismissed ledges the u.a.e.
violated human rights through its ongoing blockade but lawyers acting for the u.a.e. say that doha has misled the court the blockade on cattle by the u.a.e. is saudi arabia bahrain and egypt began nearly thirteen months ago. britain's prince william has ended his middle east for with a visit to the holy sites in occupied east jerusalem it's the first official visit by a member of the british royal family since nine hundred forty eight his day began by paying respects at the grave of his great grandmother princess alice who sheltered jews during the holocaust harry force reports. appeal of prince william to the most personal part of this first official visit to israel in the occupied palestinian territories by a british royal at the church of st mary magdalene on the slopes of the mount of olives he paid tribute to his great grandmother princess alice
a devout christian who sheltered jews during the holocaust she asked to be buried in jerusalem but present day politics will close at hand the royal itinerary turned this last day in east jerusalem part of the prince's visit to the occupied palestinian territories attracting some criticism from right wing israeli politicians israel's culture minister called him impolite for not meeting jerusalem's israeli man. at the al aqsa mosque compound the site no deduces the temple mount he met islamic clerics and viewing up close the golden dome of the rock just at the western wall he met the chief rabbi of the holiest site where jews can pray leaving his own print between the stones. it reflected a balance he's had to strike throughout the trip choosing israel seventieth anniversary year one in which the united states has moved its embassy to jerusalem for a first official royal visit and the politics had to be played carefully i know i'm sure it is i with all of you for your lives just days on wednesday prince william
was in the occupied west bank addressing the palestinian president as the head of a country. britain does not recognize the state of palestine but language like that ensured a warm reception his final speech of a visit at the consulate in east jerusalem was in. vein my message tonight's is that you have not been forgotten. it's been a very powerful experience to meet you and other palestinians living in the west bank and to hear your stories. back in the old city on his final day prince william's final stop the man who one day become head of the church of england spending time inside one of christianity's holiest places the church of the holy sepulcher the site where jesus christ is said to have been tuned and resurrected so prince william has now completed his final official engagement of this trip it's a trip that kensington palace has been careful to describe as nonpolitical but it was at the request of the british government and of course in this environment at
this time the issue of jerusalem is intensely political and he's had to walk the political fault lines very delicately are forceful al-jazeera authorities to. a military offensive in southwestern syria may have ended at least for twelve hours russian led talks in jordan have resulted in a temporary truce with the free syrian army the break in fighting in delta follows one of the deadliest days since the government offensive to retake the rebel stronghold began nine days ago paul challenged reports of. a bloodbath in the southwestern syrian rebel stronghold of daraa russian and syrian government judd's and helicopters hit an estimated one hundred targets on thursday dozens of civilians were killed in the twenty four hour barrage of barrel bombs and rocket fire. the u.n. says tens of thousands of newly displaced people have fled to syria's borders with the israeli occupied golan heights and jordan peele goes to jordan one of the most
generous recipients of refugees on earth that they keep border open for people fleeing south there is no rule there is no other place to go. but jordan says its border with syria will remain closed the kingdom already has six hundred fifty thousand registered syrian refugees. the u.n. says the fighting has also cut off vital cross border relief and aid supply routes it's asking the warring parties to stop fighting immediately the un the u.s. u.k. and france have condemned russia's role in the offensive for you but a year ago the us russia and regional powers had agreed that i was one of the so-called deescalation zones of humanitarian access this done agreement designated dead and three other regions as places that would be free of hostilities between
rebel groups and forces fighting on behalf of bashar al assad's government the day it then mean the day that this unprecedented air campaign by the russian jets adopting the scorched earth strategy is in gross violation of a deescalation agreement. but russia's ambassador to the united nations says moscow will no longer uphold the deescalation zone saying it was among the last strongholds of al-qaeda syrian branch and i sold we urge the again the russians the americans and to get to damien's were able to to to do it last july they can do it again today. they have only influence in this in this area there is nothing inevitable about. this escalation of fighting for us saad taking the rebel stronghold of down especially important after all this is where the uprisings against his rule began seven years ago. al jazeera at
least nine people died when an oil tanker court file in 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 police say the tanker crashed on a motorway because its brakes failed at least four people were taken to hospital. at least fifteen people have died in a fire in kenya's largest open air market in the capital nairobi and up to seventy others were taken to hospital many of them with serious burns the fire broke out early on thursday morning at the combo market which is famous for selling secondhand clothes the families of a missing football team in northern thailand are becoming increasingly desperate as the twelve boys and a coach have been missing since saturday in a flooded cave scott hyder reports from chiang rai. yelling into the hills for their missing boys forefathers in the jungle above long 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 with. 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. because that means scan they can see through layers of ten meters and can show a graphic of the cave if we dropped 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. we're 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 some like these from the park service are doing it 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 it's got harder al-jazeera chiang rai at least eleven thousand people including children as young as five have been arrested in the philippines for loitering in the streets the crackdown all that by president rodrigo to say has caused overcrowding in jail cells meant to hold six people now contain as many as eighty. dogon reports from manila.
the last time said you are good seal your soul genesys 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 the people prize we dislike. release after all possible for an innocent man a man who has committed no crime. and killed only dogs are killed in the street. president to go to their 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 third to 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 in me 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 the rights groups say the situation is similar across the culture and deter to policy this isn't in their 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 in 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 parents the force is like. or anything in public or drinking in public space places such as industries so what we want to deliver east must be a 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 gangs. in the u.k. pubs trying to reassure thirsty football fans that there would be
a beer shortage during the world cup carbon dioxide gas used to provide the fizz is in short supply the problem is also affecting producers of soft drinks prepackaged foods dutch brewer heineken has warned pub goers that its supplies could be disrupted. i saw something that so far fetched you know not made up to have been. i think it's pretty awful i think about it quite right now i would deal. with. the rise in the streets the be a nightmare especially if you're going to is coming home the book will really be a way to foil. it is good to have you with us hello adrian for the get here into how the headlines and i was here a italy is putting pressure on its partners to reach common ground on how to deal with the influx of refugees and migrants to your of the new populist italian prime
minister just a picante has blocked a joint e.u. statement and threaten to veto the entire agenda if no solution is found. for the e.u. summit could decide the fate of germany's chancellor the german chancellor is government a coalition partner has given her until sunday to come up with an e.u. wide solution to migration. oh but europe faces many challenges but migration could become the make or break one for the e.u. i that we manage it so others in africa believe that we're guided by valleys and believe in multilateralism not. when nobody will believe any longer in the system of values that has made a strong police are investigating whether a rescue ship in the mediterranean was helping people smugglers the lifeline docked in malta on wednesday after being refused entry by italy and spain it had been drifting at sea for six days with more than two hundred migrants on board. five people have been killed in a shooting at a newspaper building in the u.s.
state of maryland the police say the gunman targeted the office of the capitol gazette in annapolis which is earlier received threats on social media a white man in his thirty's is in custody some of donald trump's aides had closer ties to the united arab emirates than previously thought according to a new report the middle east i new site says that it has even ells revealing those who are willing to exchange inside information with the amorality ambassador to the u.s. during the twenty sixteen election campaign britain's prince william has added his middle east tour with a visit to the holy sites in occupied east jerusalem it was the first official visit by a member of the world family since nineteen forty eight those are the headlines these continues here on al-jazeera after inside story next.
make time for europe first the german chancellor angela merkel on the migrant crisis which is polarizing the ease some countries are threatening to seal the borders so could that sealed the fate of the european union itself this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm peter it is an issue that has split the european union and as the german chancellor angela merkel is warning it's make or break time for the future of the twenty eight nation bloc e.u. leaders are in brussels to discuss the migration crisis with deep divisions over