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we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost. to try to break up a seventh day of antigovernment protests and. the watching al-jazeera live from a headquarters and. also ahead it's. a flashpoints close to damascus missiles that serious as were fired by israel are shot down adding to the misery of a hard slog for coverage from tsunami while it bores with rain just
a day after in little girl's burrow another guatemalan child dies in u.s. border custody. hello police in sudan have responded with live fire on a seventh day of anti-government demonstrations president called the protesters traitors as they tried to march on the presidential palace in the capital hearts whom they were demanding his step down after twenty nine years in power. morgan is there. they started by protesting against french and rising inflation but seven days on the demand has completely changed they're now demanding the government and its twenty nine year rule and step down the government which is led by president omar al bashir has responded using tear gas and live ammunition.
president omar al bashir addressed his supporters on tuesday hickeys the protesters of being influenced by external agency i feel we should clear that as it is. thank you for hosting me thank you for your support and enthusiasm which is a response to every foreign agent trying to help lauren destructive person you are the ones responding to them right now from here you are responding to all the churches in foreign agents i support you and with your support i will be back here next year. thousands came out to protest in the capital anyway some opposition groups have voiced support to the protesters they say the people have legitimate reasons for turning an economic crisis into a political crisis for the government but the. we cannot at this moment lower our demands to economic ones only the protesters started demonstrating at the bridge fuel and financial instability however they are now demanding the toppling of the
regime and changing it the masses of realize that there is a strong relationship between the economy and politics the regime has promised several times to forward to correct its part of the crisis it's the nature of the regime which spends a lot of money on protecting itself and on buying loyalty and support president bashir has faced protests before but throughout his reign he's never had to face protests this big protests that those participating in seem to tame him to keep going till their demands are met peter morgan is there a lot of. questions a sudanese american journalist who is based their hearts on for years he says the lack of a strong opposition party has worked and president. for a long time the city's up as you know has been divided there were various. political parties rebel groups groups so a long time i think the government has been able to make use of that very fact that
the opposition had. quite divided but i think with what we're seeing now is that different opposition groups are. calling on the political base to take to the streets to join these protests why how that translates into actual political gain remains to be seen but yes there is a history of division within the political parties amongst the political opposition you know all comes all. regardless of the active in opposition politics or not really have felt the burden of of the economic will that have taken place this year syrian air defenses have opened fire on what state media are calling enemy targets near damascus blaming israel for the missile raids they quote a military source adding most of the missiles were down before they reached their targets and arms that was hit and three soldiers injured in the attack meanwhile
the israeli military says its air defense system intercepted an anti-aircraft missile fired from is from syria in the past israel has launched air strikes into syria against what it says are iranian or hezbollah targets. turkey's foreign minister says the u.s. is going to take back military equipment supplied to the kurdish led forces as follows president donald trump's sudden decision to pull u.s. troops out of syria they've been supporting kurdish forces in the fight against isis since twenty fourteen the kurdish led syrian democratic forces control about a third of syrian territory including the city of. and the city was at the center of an agreement reached between the u.s. and turkey in june under the deal the us guaranteed. kurdish fighters would withdraw from the east of the euphrates by the end of this year a new city council would also be established by arabs from the region who've been displaced in the fighting the road map was put in place to avoid a confrontation between the u.s.
and turkey washington has been training and arming kurdish wife fighters since twenty fourteen but turkey considers the group a terrorist organization so it's on but a director of the center for conflict and humanitarian studies at the doha institute he says kurdish fighters in syria are being deserted by the u.s. . they relied quite a lot on the united states as much as the united states relied on them to undertake much of the work on the ground and they have by doing so alienated a number of neighbors and other potential allies and i think they must feel very disappointed. and my personal view is that they don't think there's anything strategic about about this decision it seems that it was a term decision that has already cost him his defense secretary and where the story is still unfolding so maybe the united states will revisit some parts of this decision and maybe fine tune it a little bit so that there is no total desertion of the white beach or the only
option facing them today is really to go back to the government of syria and you have to remember that at the beginning of the war they were kind of allied with the government so they are they've never really severed their relationship with the state so maybe the best option would be to go back to to the to us and establish some kind of relationship they would probably require the russians to mediate a little bit but to. continue with their aspiration of total control of the areas particularly north of syria bordering turkey is very unrealistic i think they need also to revisit their own ambitions they probably have to withdraw their forces back to where the kurdish territories originally are because the country like turkey takes against them the fact that they have more or less ethnically cleansed many arab settlements in the north and i think that gives them a degree of legitimacy for for their intervention this is all part of turkish expanded influence in the region following the hardships of the affair and clearly
or divine has reached a deal with the trauma within the white house by withdrawing the finance and first withdrawing the forces is really dismantling the whole the whole plan so it's no longer a stabilization force it's no longer a stabilization engagement in the north and northeast of the country. tarantula ring false alarms about more huge ways bringing further anxieties of victims of the indonesian tsunami at least four hundred twenty nine people were killed when the wave struck at night without warning set off by a nearby volcano that's still erupting under thomas reports from one of the worst hit areas. the scenes in product line all the indonesians have seen lots of face this year the drudgery of a cleanup following a disaster this is what remains of the hotel look and all day and greeting guests when the tsunami hits on saturday boat was swept inland by the water and were
injured as they were tumbled it was terrifying but not completely unexpected. i saw what happened and i knew i just knew it would happen here i just didn't know when. carl lewis the city on indonesia's fourth largest audience struck by another tsunami and earthquake in september more than two thousand people don't like that and two major earthquakes killed more than five hundred people in the eastern island of lombok a few months ago so it's just an vulcanologists say the amounts of tectonic activity in indonesia in twenty eighteen hasn't been particularly unusual what is on usual is that the areas destroyed were heavily populated increasing the number of victims that's meant a very busy year for emergency services and aid organizations that help survivors pretty decisively to stamp and beyond our planning yeah so that say we don't read.
the rest of it it isn't to assist us. under not sort of a fight this. hundred land is now in the first stage of a disaster recovery process that is more advanced in other parts of indonesia it's almost as if this rain which is constant throughout the tsunami hit even mocking the people on the ground i think try to clear up and dry out their lives but it will clear and i care will improve that little comfort right now but the narrative in indonesia is a familiar one undertone of al-jazeera. a german n.g.o.s still looking for a port of call after rescuing thirty three migrants in the mediterranean sea the crew of sea watch three says it hopes germany will. allow it to being ignored by. the netherlands says most of the migrants on board are from nigeria. libya excuse
me and the ivory coast and staying in the mediterranean a spanish a group says it's rescued more than three hundred migrants from three boats on friday to open arms said two of the boats were in danger of sinking the group said it does not yet know where the migrants will be allowed to disembark a second central american child asylum seeker has died in u.s. government custody the eight year old boy would have been held in a center similar to this one immigration reform say the boy's showed signs of a potential illness on monday he was taken to hospital but died several hours after being diagnosed with a cold and fever earlier this month a seven year old girl also from guatemala died after being detained by border agents. from washington d.c. . there's still a great deal we do not know about this case we don't know the boy's name and we don't know exactly why he died what the cause of his death was the information that
we are getting comes from a u.s. government agency the customs and border protection service which is part of the department of homeland security it said that it is notified the inspector general for the department of homeland security and also notified the government of guatemala but the reaction has been coming in for example a democratic member of congress. paul who represents a district in the u.s. state of washington wrote on twitter this is deplorable two children have died under d h s is that's department of homeland security watch this month what happened to one death too many secretary nielson that's a reference to d.h. as secretary cures genea sins comment following the death of a young guatemalan girl earlier in december saying one death is too many and the american civil liberties union which is a frequent legal flow of the trumpet ministrations border policies and immigration
procedures tweeted this is a horrific tragedy c.p.b. must be held accountable and stopped from jailing children the a.c.l.u. also called upon the incoming democratic controlled house of representatives to launch an investigation of the department of homeland security as one of its first priorities u.s. president donald trump says parts of the governments will stay shut down until he gets five billion dollars for his wall on the mexico border trumps the match of the wall has been rejected by democratic party rivals and some members of his own republican party in retaliation trumps refusing to sign a wider spending bill temporarily stripping funding from swaths of the government's . i can't tell you when the government's going to be open i can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a wall a fence whatever they'd like to call it i'll call it whatever they want. but it's all the same thing it's a barrier from people pouring into our company into our country. he has more from
washington on the face of it it was a tough restatement of donald trump's position the twenty five percent of the federal government that's currently shut down wouldn't reopen until he got the money for his wall however you could interpret his statement as suggesting some wiggle room for negotiation he didn't just call it a wall he said the federal government isn't open he said until we have a wall a fence whatever they'd like to call it perhaps he thinks there's a way forward in negotiation if he if he relents on the idea off a concrete barrier which he's already been doing in the last few weeks talking about steel slabs artistic steel slabs perhaps he thinks there's a way for the last offer we heard from the white house was over the weekend which was not for a concrete barrier which wasn't for five billion dollars so perhaps the white house hopes there is a way forward but from what we're hearing from the democrats they're just as
confused as anyone else there was this tweet from chuck schumer who said different people from the same white house are saying different things about what the president would accept or not accept to end just from a shutdown making it impossible to know where they stand at any given moment some of those reconvene on thursday when they continue still have that al-jazeera why opposition groups need democratic republic of congo say they have reservations about every scheduled presidential election cataloguing the checkered past an entire continent how a new museum in senegal wants to right the wrongs of slavery. from sunsets if it's proving civil. rights to talk in metropolis. hello again welcome back to international weather forecast well not
looking too bad across much of china over the next few days there is going to be some patchy rain across some of those areas but as you can see down here towards the south hung kong no clouds really in your forecast and that is going to stay that way as we go towards wednesday up to it shanghai though it is going to be rain in your forecast on wednesday the rain's going to end on thursday but we are going to be seeing some cooler temperatures few with only reaching to about eight degrees there over towards taipei is going to be about twenty but it's going to be mostly cloudy day in your forecast speaking of rain the rain is on the increase for parts of the philippines we do have a tropical system out here in the pacific that is making its way towards the west and it is starting out to be a trouble depression here on wednesday but by the time we get to thursday that storm system is expected to be a tropical storm and we do expect to see more rain across the region by the time we get to friday those rain totals could exceed well over three hundred millimeters so flash flooding could be a problem there down toward the southern part of india as well as sri lanka over the next few days rain is going to continue so we watch net up here towards the
north though it's going to be a little chilly for parts of new delhi expect a big fog problem across the area new delhi at about ninety degrees there over here towards kolkata a better day for you with a temperature there of about twenty three. the with the sponsored by cats he's. a policy imposed decades ago. boards changing demographics across asia with far reaching consequences you're creating a pool of socially disadvantaged young men so you have the system where people at every level get being given money to agree distro zation money to get other people to be the. al-jazeera examines the politics of population control.
on the top stories on al-jazeera police have used live fire to disperse anti-government protesters in the capital hard to a seventh day of rallies against the cost of food and fuel president has dismissed the protesters as traitors syrian state television is reporting that government air defenses have intercepted an israeli missile raid near damascus it's as an arms that was hit and three soldiers injured in the attack. a second guatemalan child seeking asylum in the u.s. has died in government custody u.s. authorities say the eight year old showed signs of a potential illness on monday earlier this month a seven year old girl died after being detained by border agents. at least twenty seven people have died in a collision between a bus sounds and the worry in the democratic republic of congo the accident
happened in a town near the capital kinshasa seventeen people were injured in the incident which happened overnight police say excessive speed was to blame. with less than five days to go before the long awaited presidential election in the democratic republic of congo there's confusion and anger over the credibility of the vote the opposition fears the election could be rigged because many polling machines remain untested reports from the capital kinshasa. there's a lot of uncertainty here many rumors flying around speculation about what might happen in the coming days many people we've spoken to telling us that they're afraid that the electoral commission could postpone the election again some eight presidential candidates held a press conference and say they will not accept another delay and all this is being made even more difficult by the fact that the electoral commission is not giving regular dates on what exactly is going on in the fact that people here really don't
trust that organization at all. electoral commission technicians in kinshasa a dealing with a crisis they have to make sure thousands of electronic voting machines are called from other regions and four million new ballot papers will walk on voting day the materials replace those that are seems to have been destroyed bad fire in a warehouse crippling dipali in the city and leading to a postponement of the election a lot. of four million voters here that we needed some spares ballots so we ordered for five million people we know organizing them destroyed by working hard to make sure. of the year. old say out of one thousand materials already in regional headquarters across the country so this analyst believes getting them to polling stations during the rainy season in a country with bad infrastructure poor security in parts as well as an outbreak in
the east will not be. in terms of just ticks nobody is able to give. on the. credibility of the process is very very low robot. that are to be deployed to the province's he's already visited many parts of the country as the electoral process to this point has been a sham i don't. see it as the number. so he has been unable to publish them up of all the polling stations. to do so he might. just be a machine meant for those used to manipulate the outcome these are difficult and uncertain times in. people here who told him not to trust the commission they say they're afraid the election could be postponed again and even if it goes ahead on
sunday they're not confident it will be credible we don't trust the process but we must go vote one week is nothing but on election day we will take responsibility we either have a good election they resign or we force them to leave. the only thing we expected to do is a commission of president kabila so we find another solution and i think the electoral commission is just a puppet of the president and he is the real problem the commission is under pressure to deliver a reasonably credible election on sunday with just a few days to go many congolese and not so sure. we've also seen a very strongly worded christmas message from the catholic bishop in kinshasa the catholic church is an important and influential player in. politics and he's basically said that people here are living in exile in their own country he said that they're being held hostage they are walking in darkness but he's also told his congregation to keep the faith now
a lot of people we've been talking to us saying it's very difficult to keep the faith under this a constance's with everything that is going on. under immense pressure to make sure that they deliver an election that is. smooth a fairly credible so it's really going to be very interesting to see how things play out in the coming days. has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the foreign ministry in the capital tripoli at least six people including three suicide bombers were killed the attackers began their assault with a car bomb that opened fire on the ministry to manage to get inside the building and blow themselves up twenty one people have been injured. a hijacked bus has crashed into pedestrians in china killing at least five people video showed the attacker being wrestled to the ground and arrested in the eastern city of fallujah police say he took control of the bus armed with a knife more than twenty people were injured. a lack of food and other essential to
venezuela has forced hundreds of thousands to flee to neighboring colombia they include a growing number of indigenous people but the tribe complained of the less than warm welcome. the reports of the border city of. standard bellies in this in the gaze of children are telltale medical signs of hunger they're all members of the indigenous yuko tribe who left in search of food they now call home a makeshift camp just over the border in colombia. there was a huge crisis in venezuela no medicine no food for our children we had no options but to leave. chief the uneasier left his land in the mountainous. area have been hoping to find relief instead he says his tribe faced arrest mountain discrimination. in recent months some of the you have clashed with police
attempting to block their entry but. he now resort to illegally crossing the river dividing the two countries. the lens of the u.k. are divided by the border and their legal status has never been formalized traditionally they've been free to move across at will but that's more difficult to go back in two thousand. court ordered states to protect. internal conflict but the ones who have the rived here fleeing the crisis often don't have the documents to prove their ethnic identity. some of those who have made it across the recycling cans to help feed their families there's live on the streets of the border city of begging or braving baskets in hats. they don't have the refugee service says of the millions who have left venezuela it's the
indigenous people who are worst off it doesn't just cost them one and we are in a crisis and we need the government to provide timely responses three ukba kids died from mount attrition there are special needs these communities have that must be recognized to provide protection whether they are colombians or not. on the outskirts of members of another tribe or working to extend their shack twenty one new arrivals are sleeping in this small room. and i want to stay here i don't want to go back to venezuela and the same is true for my children and the rest of the tribe but we can all live here we need land housing health services the crisis in venezuela as many layers and well colombia has worked hard to help the fleeing menace where the indigenous communities feel their plight has so far been neglected and. police in the serb run part of bosnia have arrested
several opposition leaders and clashed with protesters after the detention of a man seeking answers about his son's death the police are trying to break up a vigil for a twenty one year old david drug of a child's body was found in a creek and march it was initially ruled a suicide but his father maintains there was foul play months of rallies over the death have expanded to include corruption and the struggling economy. a new museum has opened in senegal tracing millions of years of african history it's also provoking calls for the return of african artifacts stolen by slave traders nicolas has more from the capital dakar. it is under this tree that the story begins three million years ago in africa with the beginning of the human species it's a tale of a journey from which most never returned part of the slave trade there were sorrow
and destruction along the way but also color courage the spiritual and humor leaving those that want to learn more in our religion it's so overwhelming i don't really understand it some of it's familiar some of it's not but it definitely grabs you by the guard. the museum of black civilization has been fifty two years in the making it's the brainchild of first president nicknamed the poet president because he spent a third of the national budget on arts and culture it's a legacy president is carrying on. keeping our culture is what saved african people from attempts made up making them soulless people without a history and if culture does link people together it also stimulates progress. work on the museum only began in two thousand and fifteen after a thirty four million dollars donation from china the exterior was inspired by the
medieval city of great zimbabwe now a world heritage site while the inside is modeled on a senegalese hut fourteen thousand square meters in size when this museum the call from african countries to get their artifacts back can no longer be ignored because this space is a celebration of black artistic expression and so whether stalling or not much of it comes from outside the continent. the museum's director shows us the eighteenth century sward of. it was stolen from senegal and is in possession of the french who have now lent it to the museum if not for the for the people when they stole our belongings they weren't art they were just objects of daily life but then colonizers to find these objects african art the aim of this museum is to show that african art is in fact much bigger than that our focus is not just on the past but also on the future and the voice of the diaspora. a large part of the museum is
dedicated to contemporary art with many pieces from the caribbean the diversity of the collection that's been assembled so far is unique for many africans who come to visit it is a much more than a museum it's a mirror to see themselves in a new light hawk al-jazeera to car. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera police have used live fire to disperse anti-government protesters in the capital hard it was they sat there for hours against the cost of food and fuel president has dismissed the protesters as traitors. syrian state television is reporting that government air defenses have intercepted an israeli missile. it has an arms they pose hit and three soldiers injured in the attack. a german n.g.o.s says it's still looking for
a port of call after rescuing thirty three migrants in the mediterranean sea the crew of sea watch three says it hopes germany will accu mainly and allow it to dock after being ignored by italy spain and the netherlands c. watts says most of the migrants on board are from nigeria libya and the ivory coast . a second central american child asylum seeker has died in u.s. government custody immigration authorities say the eight year old boy showed signs of a potential illness on monday he was taken to hospital but died several hours after being diagnosed with a cold and fever earlier this month a seven year old girl also from guatemala died after being detained by border agents of the u.s. president donald trump says part of the government's will stay shut down until he gets five billion dollars for his wall on the mexico border trumps the man for the wall has been rejected by democratic party rivals and some members of his own republican party in retaliation trumps refusing to sign
a wider spending bill temporarily stripping funding from swaths of the government's . i can't tell you where the government is going to be open i can tell you it's not going to be open until we have a. sense whatever they'd like to call it whatever they want. but it's all the same thing it's a barrier for people pouring into our company into our country eisel has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on libya's foreign ministry in the capital tripoli at least six people including three suicide bombers were killed the attackers began their assault with a car bomb then opened fire on the ministry to manage to get inside the building and blow themselves up twenty one people have been injured. those are the latest headlines on al-jazeera inside story coming up next.
rebuilding syria seventy years of war has devastated much of the country donald trump says saudi arabia is ready to pay for reconstruction but who will get the money and how will it be spent this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program. syria seven year war has transformed ancient cities into ghost towns entire neighborhoods wiped from the map schools and hospitals reduced to rubble.