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it is indeed lawrence lee making sense of that for us there in westminster lawrence thank you. it's going to nigeria now where the authorities say around fifty schoolchildren have been pulled from the rubble of a three story building which collapsed in lagos but dozens more are feared dead it was a primary school on the top for the building and as many as one hundred pupils were studying when the block came down well go live to lagos in just a moment first of all right chalons reports on the rescue effort. freed at least but not moving this is one of several children i believe from the rubble so far the collapse three storey building contained homes shops and a primary school for at least one hundred young students it's in the it's a foggy area of lagos highlands the original heart of nigeria's most populous city that would destroy you i don't know you know i would be out of the jaws i mean i pull out all my stuff i'd see my kids i want
everybody i got here two years to get this child looked in better shape you can hear the relief of the onlookers as she's carried through the crowds i was then another limp for minorities and as well as the injured there are those it's too late to save i these are the frantic efforts of people waiting for an organized professional response they use their bad hands trying to get the unknown number of victims trapped underneath rescue teams arrived with a crane and speak of successes but nobody caught in the number of casualties involved that was so far so good well for rescue buckley's that to fall out their rescue dogs mind the rescue mission is still oldboy nigerian television showed injured children and their lagos island general hospital such events are all too
frequent in nigeria in two thousand and sixteen three building collapses killed at least one hundred thirty people for each island's al-jazeera. this is live at the scene of the collapse in lagos ahmed obviously it's dark now but we can see behind you the rescue effort still going on what's the latest you can tell us on. well basically machinery appearing to get through the rubble. and rescue operations are still continuing emergency workers are telling us that it's still a rescue operation that will continue doing that until the last person has been pulled out of the rubble however what we. what a lot of people here fear you see the crowd is still as huge as it was in the morning or in the afternoon when the incident happened the fear is now that with each passing hour chances of survival is diminishing so. rescue officials here are
hopeful that there will still pull bodies or survivors out of the rubble and this will continue until they get to the very bottom of the building it's a three story building right now and as you can see heavy duty machinery still digging through the rubble trying to get to those still trapped under the debris and gradually moving the debris brick by brick and iron bob. and this operation we were told by officials will continue probably until the next day when probably the probably will get to the bottom of the. three story building and of course the next hour is still very crucial when it comes to finding people alive under the rubble but what do we know about the building itself the collapse another was a school on the top floor what else. absolutely the school was on the top floor and then you have shops and residential buildings.
like as we introduced in the early in the report more than fifty according to the state emergency management agency has been pulled out of the. and the good news about that is the majority of them are responding to treatment in various hospitals across a major state so basically apart from the school at the top level there are also residential houses on the lower levels. and that is exactly what we have to do to machinery's digging through right now to try to get to the people trapped. in lagos and thank you. well still to come in this news hour we're going to speak to relatives of the victims of sunday's ethiopian airlines crash some of whom lost entire families in the tragedy two young man opened fire at a school in brazil killing sixty units and two staff and don't cross here a rogue pedestrian causes chaos at
a cycle race in italy and he has all the details in support. u.s. president donald trump has issued an emergency order to ground all boeing seven three seven max eight and max nine planes that's the type involved in sunday's crash in ethiopia trump made the announcement at the white house saying any planes currently in the air would be ordered to land in their lines and pilots had been notified of the decision he says the move is based on new information about sunday's crash which killed one hundred fifty seven people. we. had a very very. good of people working on the seven thirty seven eight and the seven thirty seven. newark. we're going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the seven thirty seven.
max and the seven thirty seven max nine. but reynolds joins us live now from seattle so rob what reaction from boeing to the president's statement. will boeing is saying that number one their concern for safety is primary number two they're saying that they consulted with the federal aviation administration the national transportation safety board and other sort of shareholders in this whole process and that boeing itself the company recommended to the f.a.a. that the planes should be grounded there's more than three hundred planes in the three hundred seventy some planes in the global fleet and the company says that while it stands behind the safety of the seven three seven max they are
out of an abundance of caution recommending that it be grounded and that they're going to work and do everything they can they say to make sure that they get to the bottom of whatever the problem might be and make sure that it never happens again. and rob a lot of american airlines that were still using the boeing seven three seven max even when other airlines around the world and said that they're worn good going to use it and sometimes even allow it in it's in their airspace a lot of american airlines were using it because they said they hadn't seen anything that that they thought would affect them so what's changed has donald trump seen some new information that the airlines weren't aware that do we know that. we don't know that at this point barbara we can only point out a couple of things that that might lead to. some conclusions without speculating too much i would note that the president trumps announcement came just
a couple of hours after the aviation minister for canada said that he was issuing a safety. notice and in his statement he talked about satellite data. that had been received and compared from the crash in indonesia and the crash in ethiopia and so he said that that it crossed the threshold of his experts indicating that there might have been similarities and so on that basis. he decided that air canada west jet and other canadian airlines would no longer be flying the plane so whether that bore upon the american decision the us decision or not it's impossible to say but certainly. the u.s. was somewhat tardy let's say behind it so many other countries virtually the rest of the world in coming to this decision and it is unusual since the have
a normally is is very cautious and does act out of an abundance of caution when there is a suggestion that there might be some mechanical or system problem. of an old live in seattle outside of boeing headquarters rob thank you. now hundred fifty seven people from sochi five different nations were on board that ethiopian airlines flight but the highest number of fatalities were from kenya catherine soy spoke to some of the families of those who died. it's hard to imagine the pain john cwindows is going through relatives and friends have been coming to his home in the cool weather rift valley to console him since they had news that his wife. and three grandchildren had died in the few pin airlines crash on sunday his wife was always had school teacher who had gone to canada to visit there due to carole and had
children brian kelly and nine month old ruby they were coming back to kenya for a visit to civilian rule is a beacon. committee of industry. was to imagine. relatives of those who died and now waiting for information from the government and if you can add lines on when they'll be travelling to ethiopia their d.n.a. may be needed to identify the remains of windows and his family have started burial . but they'll have to wait for the remains of their loved ones to be brought if you can airlines officials say the identification process is delegates and will take time the plane went down just minutes after takeoff killing all a hundred fifty seven people on board most of those who died are kenyans. these mourners are grieving for yet another victim a priest. who was returning home from rome where he was working and i don't even
want to see his sister ruth logical did not even know he was coming he wanted to surprise her my brother was very social and he was a very close friend to me who was not only a brother but the for it we would talk so many things. as they moaned the little information they're getting is i did to their ordeal we talked to say they're patient but also want this whole process over quickly so they can bury their loved ones and then perhaps begin to heal. all jazeera kenya. transformer campaign chairman has been sentenced to even more time in prison for man a fourth was already facing just under four years for financial crimes is now being given another three and a half years after pleading guilty to two counts of conspiracy that ickle has more now from washington d.c. . i don't know seventy years old paul metaphor was wheeled into a washington d.c. courtroom to find out if he would likely die in prison the judge could have ordered
him to spend up to ten years in prison on top of the nearly four he was facing from another judge in the end he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison in all but in all likelihood will spend quite a bit less given credit for time served and good behavior still his lawyers tried to tell the media they were disappointed judge jackson. conceded that there was absolutely no evidence of any russian pollution in this case or that they just want to florence to court whatever will know every day it's one of the evolution of lot of russian oh let's not forget they are actually in this the protesters right and paul metaphors lawyer was not telling the truth the judge specifically said this has nothing to do with the collusion the case before her was not about that and we don't know yet what special counsel robert mueller is going to produce and she actually said when it comes to this no collusion refrain that it's not clear if
that's accurate because you can't say that there was nothing out of the investigation when you actually hurt the investigation by lying to those that were looking into it still u.s. president donald trump echoed the false claim no collusion there's no collusion there's no collusion and there hasn't been collusion the white house has hinted the president could pardon man a fort but trump tried to downplay that possibility. have not even given it a thought as of this moment it's not something that right now in my mind i do feel badly football metaphor the president could theoretically get metaphor out of prison by issuing a pardon but that only applies to federal crimes not state and shortly after the sentencing the manhattan district attorney announced this sixteen count indictment charging metaphor with mortgage fraud and other charges said in the message to the president he can try and get man afford out of prison but they'll move to put him right back in. al-jazeera washington. at least eight people six of them
children have been killed in a school shooting in brazil police say two unidentified gunmen entered the round brazil school in south and opened fire before turning the guns on themselves at least seventeen others were injured or has more now from one of this. resilience these were scenes normally only seen on news reports from the united states. government for the professor old school in a suburb of cell paolo and they opened fire with a revolver they were also reported to be armed with a bow and arrows and explosives you say you know they just came out shooting they didn't look at anyone they just asked to shooting anyone who was close by are you from it sounds like they said there were gunshots so we opened the kitchen door and started grabbing as many kids as we could. four children and two workers at the school were killed at the scene another two pupils died on the way to hospital more are being treated in the critical condition. before the end to the school they
fired at the put the go tickle coordinator they fired at another official they entered the school the students were on their break they went to the gym they fired on four more high school students at the time there were only high school students there they went to the language center the students of the language center lock themselves in the room with the teacher and then the shooters committed suicide in the hallway the authorities are still trying to establish any links the attackers may have had with the school they say they're providing all the assistance they can to families on the surviving students. first of all to the victims to the parents of those young people to the relatives of those two female employees of the school and also to the parents and relatives of the murderous our solidarity this was the saddest thing i have tended to in my whole life i am very sad to an event such as this one happened in our country and here in sao paolo i know crime rates in brazil are high however attacks such as this one on schools are relatively
rare the last one was in rio de janeiro in two thousand and eleven when twelve children were killed president has promised to tackle crime especially violence with this latest attack adding greater urgency to his efforts and i do see it up. on thursday it's a year since the murder of brazilian councilwoman maria franco and her driver in rio de janeiro just ahead of that anniversary two former police officers have been arrested in connection with the killings the double murder sparked protests in brazil and several countries but until now no one else had been arrested or charged in connection with the assassination of franco was a prominent activist for africa resilience and beattie writes. the activists of riyadh for the first time since they were arrested
a year ago nearly a ton of cocaine twenty five million dollars is. going to. be the year that he returns to the world. hello again and welcome back to international weather forecast where we've been seeing some very stormy conditions here across much of central europe extending all the way up toward skin and navya with this system right here behind that system were in store for some more wet and windy weather across the area you can see here on thursday a lot of that rain coming in across the region some of those rain showers will be heavy at times also piggy have snow down here across parts of the else now it's going to be in the higher elevations now that we are entering spring some more snow
in the overnight hours and then during the daytime it is going to be a combination of snow as well as rain for berlin actually day for you with the terms of the of nine degrees warsaw at seven kiev you will see some sun but a temperature of about nine degrees there well here across the mediterranean we are going to seen some windy conditions mostly along parts of tunisia down here across parts of libya as well as alexandria you'll be seeing some windy conditions as well as we go towards friday we're going to be seeing more winds across been gazi but it is going to be quite stormy out here across much of the east will be watching it very carefully out towards morocco though it is going to be a beautiful day for you we do expect to see plenty of sun in the forecast for the temperature of twenty four and algiers it is going to turn out to be a nice day as well with a temper of eighteen in tunis clouds in your forecast for the temps there at eighteen as well. trying to do and. i did not reassure chose to have boyfriends now.
charging a diverse lineups of the children of south africa the differences between. them and come to seem scant intentional that could see. through a complex history of dramatic social and political change except an op south africa on al-jazeera. one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be what it is you know is that it turns the body but the good because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people we live to tell the real stories are just mended is to deliver in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe.
welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera. to the right three hundred twenty why the. u.k. parliament has backed a government motion which rejects a no deal breaks it at any time and under any circumstances by three hundred twenty one votes to two hundred seventy eight a majority of forty three. rescuers in nigeria are searching for survivors after an apartment block and sing a primary school a top court collapsed in lagos thousands of children are feared dead and u.s. president donald trump is issued an emergency order to ground all boeing seven three seven max eight hundred seventy seven x.
nine planes the type involved in. kurdish fighters in syria say that they've repelled the two attacks by isola as they continue their offensive to push the armed group from the last territory that the group holds the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces say that thousands of fighters have surrendered or been captured thirty eight were killed in fighting on tuesday s.d.f. resumed fighting over the past few days following a pools to allow for civilians to evacuate many of those civilians are now in the whole camp which is struggling to shelter almost sixty five thousand. syrian government forces fighting rebels in a labor being accused of using incendiary phosphorus that's a banned substance in civilian areas under international law white helmet activists say that it was used in rocket propelled grenades which were bombarding rebel held town attacks and have escalated in recent days as the government seeks to increase
pressure on the last remaining rebel enclaves camps in a house more than one hundred ninety thousand people displaced by the fighting. school teachers and students have led renewed anti-government protests in the syrian capital algiers that's despite president of the lizzie's beautifully kept announcing that he would not seek a fifth term in power instead the upcoming presidential elections have been delayed and protesters fear that beautifully that will extend these two decade rule the government says it's ready for dialogue with the opposition that are no jury and the clematis lakhdar brahimi who's close to beautiful is expected to steer at transitions appearing if. the demand for immediate change that they all need to leave power now is dangerous it will create a vacuum a political constitutional and administrative vacuum it's not possible you have ministries and institutions that need to continue to function in education for
example we have hundreds of thousands of students that have exams soon the country needs to continue functioning a total change is a must and we all need to work to achieve it but it needs to be done responsibly wisely and by creating trust amongst each other. ten female saudi activists who campaigned to end the ban on women driving in the kingdom have appeared in court in riyadh they include the illusion who's been in detention since last may and says she's been kept in solitary confinement and tortured mohamed vaal has her story. as a younger activist who's been fighting for saudi women aside to the life among other demands she's a graduate of the university of british columbia in canada and was ranked by arabian business magazine as third on the list of top most powerful women in two thousand and fifteen in recognition of felicity. but there again and other female
campaigners paid a hefty price including constant house mint and even detention at the hands of saudi authorities. meeting in. the way last may she was arrested after releasing a video showing her behind the wheel on a highway between the united arab emirates and saudi arabia in defiance of the ban on women driving. and even though the ban was lifted a month later jane remained in detention without charge or access to a lawyer she only found out the accusations against her via social media she was moved from one jail to another and the times her family couldn't visit her in an article in the new york times her sister alia said jane told her family and rights groups that she was held in solitary confinement and tortured in the presence of saudi the tiny the former adviser to crown prince mohammed bin said. she said bonnie attend the torture sessions in person and threaten to rape her and throw her
body into the sewage system during a you and human rights council session in geneva last week nearly forty countries including member states condemn saudi arabia over the way in which a head lewd and her co activists are being treated not only because their basic rights have been violated but also because of the way in which they are purely humanitarian activism is being construed as terrorism saudi authorities also said had lou and others were active as foreign agents spying on their own country we joined the high commissioner on this question upper third on the call on this all to authorities to release all individuals including russia in our household the man i love you on our seas are yourself in a similar saga some are about r.v. abdullah says the tone of us it by at the. hobby and children are detained for exercising their fundamental freedoms. the saudi authorities deny the
allegations of torture and sexual harassment against that have you but live so far failed to agree to demands by the un to release any of the activists mohammed fired or dizzy or. the world health organization says at least three people are believed to have died from an outbreak of new monique plague on the border between uganda and the democratic republic of congo it's also investigating other deaths in congo pneumonic plague is the most fatal unless treated early and can travel from person to person through droplets in the air or feliks all children is a disease specialist for the w.h.o. in uganda he says everything is being done to contain the suspect that outbreak on the ugandan side of the border it's great concerning here in uganda. because as you. see. this additional outbreak of suspected.
bomber complicates. the situation the authorities and given the sal have seized a shipment of nearly eight hundred kilos of cocaine it's the biggest drug hold in the coastal west african nation which is known to be a staging post for illicit cargo from latin america from the capital besides how nicholas hock reports. it was a tip off from british intelligence officers that led security forces in guinea bissau to stop this refrigerated truck headed to mali. the driver said he was carrying fish but hidden between the cabin in the trailer nearly a ton of cocaine with a market value of twenty five million dollars the consignment is being kept in a secret vault a un peacekeeping force is tasked with keeping a close watch not just on the drugs but on be saudi security forces looking after the drugs and there's
a good reason for that suspicion among the six men arrested is a captain from the saudis army the special advisor of new shares national assembly and nationals from other west african countries. is a digital problem it's not exclusive to keep his silence and we're throwing up is through at least a drug problem but it's not easy we don't have the means to fuel it it's not the first time security forces have been implicated in drug deals six years ago the country's naval chief appeared in a new york federal court room for conspiracy to import cocaine into the united states in an f.b.i. sting operation he was lured off the coast to be so to a luxury yacht where he was hoping to seal a deal involving millions of dollars and tons of cocaine. the united states drug enforcement agency fears be sour has become a narco state for latin american drug traffickers. into the deserts of getting the saudis army closed off this road to allow colombian drug traffickers to that plane
packed with cocaine and it's on sunday on the same road that law enforcement agencies intercepted the truck filled with drugs all of it was destined to europe the twenty five million dollar value of this latest haul is more than the national budget for education health care and defense combined for this small fishing nation where most live on less than two dollars a day the figures involved in the illegal drugs trade are staggering them and imagine what we could do with all that money i would rebuild my country build schools for children hospitals and roads to help my fellow fisherman while foreign donors withhold millions of dollars in aid money to encourage the government to deal with the drug trafficking problem and engage in political dialogue drug traffickers continue to bribe politicians and caught in this multi-billion dollar scheme but the people of. nicholas hawk al-jazeera. the disgraced australian
cardinal george pell has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two choir boys pal is the most senior member of the catholic church to be found guilty of child sex offenses the seventy seven year old former vatican treasurer was convicted by an australian court in the center for offenses they sent back to the one nine hundred ninety s. under thomas reports from melbourne. for some outside court it was emotional listening as george pell sentence was broadcast from inside live and usually a single television camera was allowed in court but the judge ordered it to be focused on his comments alone not on the cardinal's reaction when the sentence came it was longer than most people had expected i sentence you to a total effective sentence of six years in prison and i set a non-problem period of three years and months at the back of the court room standing to hear his fate pelle did not react to that but outside court there were
hugs and cheers now at least it was a stranger in the sight. of the abuse by people the power like. a six year prison term is the combined sentence of the five crimes against two thirteen year old boys the just spent well over an hour giving the reasons behind the sentences he was about to impose before he actually revealed what they would be it's not about the gravity of the offenses but also about cardinal pell's age and his ill health and the unprecedented publicized see that this case has had while on trial pelle had been shouted at each time he'd gone in or out of court in jail he's likely to be kept alone to protect him from other prisoners held was a priest in rural australia who rose to become archbishop of first melbourne and late to sydney as australia's most senior catholic he oversaw the church's response to accusations of child abuse by others when it began choir he was held looking
into that he had to defend what many saw as a cover up but it didn't slow his career bell was made a cardinal at the vatican in charge of the church's spine and says and close to the pope that career ended though when pelle was personally accused of sexual abuse i am innocent of these charges. but the jury disagreed unanimously louise milligan has written a book about the called no no as one of his victims i would defy anyone to meet this person and not think that he is telling the truth but a significant number of people who do think pal has been wrongly convicted made a scapegoat for the widest sins of the church the truth doesn't sell papers but lawyers sell papers and this is a lawyer powell is appealing his conviction that appeal will be held in june but until then at least he'll remain in jail under thomas' al-jazeera.
not in new orleans public prosecution service will announce on thursday whether it will seek prosecutions over the so-called bloody sunday killings in one thousand nine hundred seventy two thirteen civilians died when british soldiers fired into a crowd of demonstrators in the city of london very sunny day ago spoke to relatives of some of the victims. who opened fire people looking for shelter the last moments of jim ray's life are marked in the memory of his brother liam jim was only twenty two years old when he was killed in the one nine hundred seventy two bloody sunday massacre. were nude. shoulders across the square on a very close range fired a second shot on the back. ranks like result they got to where they had proceeded to the park and opened fire warden and our corporate.