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domestically built consensus that helped them win the election so hold al-jazeera. while prime minister narendra modi is calling for indians to unite he is also challenging those who are questioning his leadership amid the current crisis ragas the new summer. these are those people who listen to statements from pakistani generals pakistan right here and they are saying there is evidence against india they are against me against modi and now they are damaging the country india and tuning against the country i want to ask the people who do you believe us or not or do you believe those people who are sending to arrest and to country. as a retired colonel in the indian army he says prime minister modi is approached carries a clear political message. is playing that polarization game the recent strikes on pakistan for example on terror camps where india launched air strikes to destroy
them. as much domestic political game as they were a strategic sort of message to pakistan so the indian electorate is sharply polarized there are those who believe more these message of polarization they would constitute about thirty five percent of the electorate there is another thirty five percent of the electorate that is sharply opposed to prime minister more these message of polarization and there's this other thirty percent that both sides of the electorate will divide up playing for right now at this point in time so the message that modi is seeking to send to his voters is that he's a strong decisive leader that he's the one who's going to safeguard them against pakistan back terrorism and at the same time there is pressure from india international pressure being mounted to declare elements in pakistan his terrorist entity this terrorist supporting individuals so this is
a combination of international strategy and relations with pakistan as well as domestic political messaging. weather is next but still ahead on al-jazeera going home of business week chinese history and refugees who fled to neighboring lebanon to escape the war. and africa on show of the continent's top film festival draws the crowds and celebrates hoffa's century of local stories on the big screen. hello there our latest weather system is beginning to move away from the middle east now so we both have some heavy rain while it was with us and for some of us in pakistan and afghanistan where a fair amount of disruption as well the whole system is clearing away there it should be a lot quieter for us as we head through the next few days couple they're getting to
around seven degrees force the west though there is more in the way of wet weather that's working its way in here heaviest probably over parts of syria and as we head through monday that system edges its way eastwards and it may just turn a little bit wintery over some of the higher ground a little bit further towards the south and here in doha the winds are likely to stay from the northwest over the next couple of days so it won't feel too hot particularly if you're out in that winter a top temperature during the day of around twenty three or maybe twenty four degrees and during the night dropping down to around fourteen say feeling really quite chilly for us so all of a will be milder and still quite humid a top temperature here of around twenty nine down towards the southern parts of africa and we've got a few showers in the east to parts of our map here but most of the showers a further north from angola all the way across towards mozambique and quite a few of them over madagascar as well i think this cluster of thunderstorms over parts of mozambique is looking particularly lybia over the next few days are
expecting the heaviest rains here. the president's on donald trump jr was promised damaging information about the hillary clinton. investigation to see. with russia did you at any time former f.b.i. director james comey in any way shape or form get closer to the investigation into michael flynn and also as you know. next question bottle field washington.
hello again i'm just a reminder of the news this hour the u.s. and south korea ending their major joint military drills to support future talks with north korea on denuclearization the announcement comes just days after donald trump and kim jong un ended this summit in vietnam without a deal. all donald trump has been speaking to supporters at the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the u.s. the president attacks democrats over their plan to tackle climate change and dismissed their attempts to look into his personal finances there have been funerals for victims of the latest violence in the disputed kashmir region at least seven people were killed and cross border shelling between india and pakistan. the syrian democratic forces say they're closing in on the last remaining eisel feiss in the village of bug and while the group may soon suffer a territorial defeat analysts say it's still premature to declare victory and reports. exhausted hungry and sick thousands of women and children
have fled their resort in southeastern syria in the last week ahead of a us back to salt on the last piece of ice will so-called caliphate the town of. the mainly kurdish fighters of the syrian democratic forces the s.d.f. say only those they call terrorists remain there now as fifteen thousand troops advance on the town and incendiary munitions rained down from the sky. we do not know what the clashes will lead to but the military operation will continue to eliminate terrorists inside if we notice any civilians we will try to avoid them and evacuate them during the ongoing military operation as the s.d.f. advance on five fronts they face more than a thousand hardened fighters difficult terrain suicide bombers mines and a large tunnel network but even once bug falls and i saw suffers what some are calling a final territorial defeat the group and its members will remain
a serious threat this is not and of isis at all and we have seen. this and this kind of similar terrorist group autumn now thriving in africa and i won't be surprised if these same groups we're taught to get. to get civilian they would have military operation inside you would order the united states of america because all the grudges and. political crisis that open that led to the emergence of this group. there. is expected to end soon and commanders will declare the group defeated no one really knows for sure what happens after that and al jazeera while thousands of syrians who fled to neighboring lebanon when the war began are going back home the
new minister in charge of lebanon's millions of refugees is an outspoken supporter of syria's government has vowed to make the return of refugees a priority but human rights groups say those returning face arbitrary detention and torture by the regime say in a call to reports from beirut. a new group of syrians is returning home thousands have made this journey in recent months but the numbers are still small hosts over a million refugees from the war in syria authorities say it is time for them to go home now that much of the country is back under the syrian government's control but there are those who accuse bashar assad's government of reestablishing pressin rule they cite the southern province of daraa as an example there is a. in security. for. the record.
people supporting. the opposition had agreed to a negotiated surrender for an amnesty but some say the so-called reconciliation agreements are not being respected instead there have been arbitrary arrests. international organizations including the u.n. say the lack of security guarantees is why many refugees are afraid to go back. into the conflict and we haven't seen any form being done by the syrian government towards the security situation especially syrian security services that are responsible for crimes against humanity. torture and that. lebanon's politicians are divided on whether it is safe for syrian refugees to return home but the refugee affairs portfolio is now run by
a politician allied to the syrian government the newly appointed minister first act in office was to visit damascus it further politicized the issue there are some politicians who criticize. the government. intervening in the legs they believe returned to normalise direct contacts with damascus should not happen until an international political solution is reached. many in lebanon complain about the refugee populations impact on the country's economy and infrastructure those who hold power say they will push ahead with what they call voluntary and safe returns for many syrians that could mean more difficult conditions to discourage them from stay. so the. high level talks between the united states and the taliban are continuing and doha u.s. envoy zalmay khalilzad said an earlier round ended with unprecedented progress to
end the seventeen year war the taliban is refusing to directly negotiate with the afghan government and wants foreign forces to withdraw its delegation is led by the co-founder of the group. has more from. before has wrapped up here in doha without any specific agreement being reached between the taliban and the u.s. but the taliban spokesperson is optimistic that they're on the right path he said that the have made progress but they haven't finalized any kind of agreements and of course at stake here is the future of over thirty five million people in afghanistan something the taliban wants to make sure that they are involved in their future and their governments that is the issue here is the idea of u.s. withdrawal is there's a u.s. troop withdrawal that is there's over fourteen thousand u.s. troops in afghanistan and the taliban wants them to leave their country the other main issue is the taliban does not recognize the current government in office
ashraf ghani as legitimate they are not negotiating with him they're not being represented here and that is something the americans hope they can work on to bring the two sides together to have a dialogue that will discuss the future of their country with all parties involved up to two hundred thousand people have marched through the italian city of milan against government policies they say promote racism and discrimination there was a festive mood as the crowd snakes towards the door move cathedral seen an increase in racially motivated attacks since the fall riot five-star led government came to power last year. conservationists on the kenyan coast say poaching is first in turtle species at risk they're working with local fisherman to try to stop the endangered reptile being caught on purpose or in their nets but the turtles are also losing their breeding grounds to erosion and construction al-jazeera as katherine sawyer reports from what tommy
a green tart all carefully covers eggs she's just laid back stone we have to be careful distracting how with bright lights may force her to stop what she's doing this stretch of beach in what time on the kenyan coast is a nesting site for hundreds of green and all you've really tuttle's both endangered species. every time they come out of the ocean to nest there life is in danger hunting them is illegal but some people here do for meat and or oil which they say is maybe seen all and it's also an aphrodisiac this residence of what tom walker tuttle conservation group it's their job to guard the tuttles the biggest threat is poaching some people should be talking that's why we are patrolling to give the security for the nesting mothers they then target them to keep count of how many are out there up to four hours of hard labor she's done and has covered up eggs the best way she can to protect them from predators she's lucky that she's in
a protected area many tuttle's that come up to nest in other parts of the beach are in most danger of being hunted down for food by people another tart all lead her eggs in what is considered a danger zone this part of the beach is too exposed the title watchers have to move the eggs to a safer area it's a delicate process. they have to make sure the eggs are well protected from poachers and direct sunlight. during the nesting season they carry out by weekly surveys which they say are often green last week the last survey that we did we collected a total of eight. statistics we feel like we haven't done enough because we have done our outreach with awareness of the people but still not really ready to work with us many fisherman in what town will know that titles are protected thousand
muhamad several have been trapped in his fishing net he hands them over to government wildlife wardens or conservationists in the area for a fee it's a program that has helped but does not cover the entire nesting stretch the river. is protected i think it's very difficult to see a fisherman poaching and. after two months to. make their way into the ocean only one in a thousand will survive into adult food catherine saw al-jazeera on the kenyan coast. african cinema is being celebrated as a film festival and. the hundred sixteen movies on the show tell a range of the continent's political social and cultural stories nicholas haq has more on the pan african film and television festival of. comedy. for britain love. drama.
and even animation. the world's biggest african film festival is celebrating fifty years of the continent's cinema. beyond the pomp and ceremony in brooklyn and fosters capital an opportunity to discover and showcase some of the best storytellers on the continent. among them a director. with her film. set during the civil war it's a story of a father in search of his wife and son the unlikely hero the film is is twelve year old daughter hyla who saves her father from despair and self-destruction. kali could be making history this year as her film is shortlisted for the prestigious prize of the jury never has a woman when the award. when you're a minority there are only four women directors and especially there have been many
times when i've been the only woman and so we need to fight so that our peers finally recognize the roles we have and just like the character illustrated in the film. while there is the increased threat of attacks from rebel groups and we're trying to overthrow the government targeting public gatherings people came out in numbers to watch the one hundred sixty movies being played out across all nine cinemas in ouagadougou. cinema continues to be a weapon for freedom it's our way to defend what's most precious to us and. express our changing identity. love story between two women was temporarily banned in kenya but it received a warm welcome from critics at the festival and is also a favorite to win a prize. african is a growing market estimated to be worth two billion dollars a year and yet filmmakers struggle to find funding unfortunately once private institutions that come from let's say you're up for america finance our cinema we
are not able to voice what we need to voice we're not able to have the political activism and social activism so relieved to say in our. voice and now we miss. like any other cinema it's funny and gritty it offers a fresh social commentary on society well for some of these movies are of escaping discovery for others they're an expression of wrong unfiltered emotions depicting people too often ignored. nicholas hawke al-jazeera. and doha with the headlines on al-jazeera the u.s. and south korea are ending their major joint military drills to support future talks with north korea on denuclearization the announcement comes just days after donald trump ended their summit in vietnam without
a deal donald trump has been speaking to supporters at the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the u.s. the president attacked democrats over their plan to tackle climate change and dismissed their attempts to look into his personal finances. they fight so hard to lose which on this phony deal that they put together this phony thing that now looks like it's dying so they don't have anything with russia there's no collusion so now they go and morph into let's inspect their every deal he's ever done we're going to go into his finances we give you jake huge deals we're going to check these people. while making confident noises about challenging trump is bernie sanders in his second bid for the presidency launching his campaign in brooklyn seventy seven year old saunders told supporters he expected to win the democratic nomination he describes trump as the most dangerous president in modern
american history. there have been funerals for victims of the latest violence in the disputed kashmir region at least seven people were killed in cross border shelling between india and pakistan. algeria's president. is refusing to bow to protesters demands that he doesn't seek a fifth term instead the eighty two year old has sacked an unpopular campaign chief and named a replacement the next month's elections up to two hundred thousand people have months true the italian city of milan against government policies they say promote racism and discrimination it's lisi in an increase in racially motivated attacks since the far right five star led government came to power last year. and yellow vest protesters are keeping up their demands for french president emanuel to quit they've launched for a sixteenth weekend in a row the protests began over a proposal to increase fuel taxes which has since been scrapped but the movement's going into anti-government rallies. those are the headlines i'll be back with more
news here to people in power to stay with us. lost and abandoned found and saved one on one east reveals how one shower is giving pakistan's lost children a new chance at life on al-jazeera. iceland is one of only three nations in the world to hunt whales for some of the practice is akin to bring for murder for others it's a sustainable politics the country's cultural heritage for those on the frontline of this battle between industry and conservationists it's also become a personal struggle between right and wrong.
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station now on the end of this pier here this is where they oh by the old dog. these are vicious groups and every sheesh david kill you if you can kill them. are those two. the two males i think. we don't want to see any more fin whales being needlessly scolded that is absolutely barbaric. resource utilization for me. as these thoughts why shouldn't we utilize. we have an appointment with a man who many hate and despise christian matson is iceland's uncrowned will king he catches fin whales and endangered species it's been a family tradition to seventy is
a vision is the fact of the house floor of the processional village and he had been here in this location all the time she went in for the money stuff that we have a full of around one hundred ninety since the season started in june he's two ships have killed one hundred thirty whales here we mostly took upon that. so it made much of the selling summer here and i still haven't bothered to loft since operations are under constant surveillance to activists from marine conservation and juicy shouted a keeping a close eye on how many whales are being killed and i always have to think about why all this evidence of this about ten years ago just they've just fascinated me. oh. love it just. as. we think it's a question often. people like him think they can just get away with everything
absolutely everything you know you just does not. think that's him. in the coming days a crucial karen can mode and josh riley. in a few days since palm had to catch fin whales expires and the activists are trying to prevent him from renewing it. that would put an end to his wavelength he has a quote from the icelandic government. that he can go out and kill these endangered species you know they are an endangered species so why does he get to do it people need to know what's going on have you know a local would realize that the still goes on. in the past see shepherds campaigns have been controversial with some critics even labeling its tactics of direct action and sabotage as environmental terrorists and . these pictures are from two thousand and eight sea
shepherd is attacking japanese fishermen. smugglers the first time i've been here and i just think it is an amazing. and just breathtaking play and it's just this area that just spoils it for the whole of iceland where they. the man down there on the pier. they will be pulling you know. the fin whale is the second largest animal in the world. it can be up to twenty six meters long and weigh up to eighty tons. decades of overfishing have endangered it as a species. not some catches only fin whales making him particularly controversial. bill out there
is out the way you countries out of all x. ways they've always themselves. couldn't manage anything because there was too much thanks for the good. the vulcan delay only with this stuff on the site of the blood vessel you're trying to talk tomorrow. the international whaling commission considers the stocks around iceland healthy. this is why iceland allows wavelength. everyway stocks are healthy you have a sustainable harvest you harvest if you it's not sustainable you don't have a start it's as easy as a. there is put into the garden or they have close a grenade down and sell weirds and it penetrates through the into the animal in the cavity it explodes inside and kills the.
comp and weighs more than sixty kilos one shot kills most whales sometimes two or three shots a needed. japanese whale is a seen him shooting a fin whale in two thousand and eight. japan a new way of the only other countries to have commercial whaling. japan calls it research. these three countries defy the moratorium on commercial whaling that was issued in one thousand nine hundred six when several species when their extinction. iceland resumed whaling in two thousand and six this was the reaction when the first strip arrived back at the docks with its catch all the year scientific outlets off on our sites all over ideas only to harvest the waste on the basis of sustainability and. all of the precautionary approach.
oh i head off head off on any. and i've got a couple hours. ago when i had a wedding out with tony ferd auto johansson to see whales that are life we use in a scene make us backwards in a way to know where those white big dolphins for five years the young captain has made a living from taking tourists on will watching tourists. it has become a lucrative business in iceland even bigger than whaling. and blow itself or got the word out and you forget that last year three hundred seventy thousand tourists went on whale safari is in iceland there is again. one for the. real coach it was
their nature because they were going to work their rights it was quite surreal it's weird i'm a joy. icelanders were in favor of waiting for a long time but an increasing number and now against it like totally for being soft with our poor and drawn it says no. it's not my way and i don't like. a june two thousand and eighteen poll showed icelandic public opinion on whaling is now evenly split one third in favor one third against and undecided away what's in the industry gives way more jobs on the way more money for everyone it's just a no we can see all the you the same of them all four hundred dollars a year still didn't you notice anything. are you curious to try it and system now and. you were not in the ok wales are definitely like majestic animal and i think
it's cruel punishment oeuvre it's basically cruel and unusual punishment to hunt them and expressly if they're eating them always on momma's on and they deserve equal respect like us we are not listen they deserve the same respect as us and they maintain an ecosystem and i think we have to respect that ecosystem and nature so to me that's a complete no no that's long that says in in a small scale and they don't want to extinct the race then i don't mind do you see the boat over there. what is that that's the whaling boat that i figured it's going out. according to turn the third whaling is detrimental to whale tourism. would go get angry responses with council a solution well saying that. i thought this horrible i'm never going to go there. for me whaling is not a cultural thing. and eating with meat there's no culture. for
his. part christian lotzen doesn't believe that whaling damages tourism he says the number of tourists has risen from under five hundred thousand in two thousand and ten to over two million last year. what is to say i say is that due to the way. you think is due to release why not people are interested to come and see and taste with me they don't get it anywhere in the world and they are saying the whaling is affecting the tourist industry some of these people. can be. this is kind of an average says. the farmer likes to see you know you like the whales to go through of course i'm sure there would be some people who say that you don't yeah i mean i don't care less about that i've
been vaccinated for that for a long time go to this we call it japanese plate it's. so different from the. like this one here this is the only i guess it's best to use this for from the only one for a song i heard of a about to do that i learned from the governor i think i'll go over occupy. now i'll. just take it on the scale. sea shepherd.