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to a shim is under control manager to say my average burns are down over the last few years and are going back to normal down. through the boat has more from nova band their entourage in the state of matter for us so we're here right in front of the usual way now a river in my pocket also this is one of the states that has mostly affected by the fires affecting the amazonia region and we know that the government has just announced that they're deploying 2 are acutely military planes to the state of them though new however several states are requesting the presence of the armed forces in order to be able to control the fires on our way here where we're able to see several fires right next to the road from cleared land mostly farmers are clearing the land in order to be able to have tackle or grow crops among other things but this fire can get out of control and that's part of the problem presidentially evoke and i was trying to show some type of action after being heavily criticised
worldwide for what is happening here with the european union threatening to call off such a free trade agreement between america through trade bloc and the european union among other things because of the situation here on the ground in spite of this fire is affecting the region this is just the latest problem that the region like this one is facing the say the biggest one is deforestation brazil is that the top 10 list of countries that have lost tropical rain forests because of deforestation and as i said before the fires are just the few are a thing that situation even further. plenty more still ahead on the news hour including hong kong's police deploy a water cannon for the 1st time since anti-government protests began. thousands of rangar refugees gather in bangladesh on the 2nd anniversary of what the u.n. to describes as a suspected genocide. is
condemning israel for sending drones over beirut he described it as a dangerous escalation lebanon's army says 2 drones entered its air space one crashed and another exploded in the air as damaged a building housing its media office and. enough is enough we will never allow israeli aircraft to attack lebanon or a target in lebanon in the israeli side will never feel safe the israeli drones that are coming to lebanon are not coming here to collect information they are suicidal drones that aim at killing us from now on we will face the israeli drones when they arrive in lebanon we will crush them we will drop them. hours earlier these are the military said it has iranian backed targets in syria activists say 2 members of hezbollah were killed in a rare admission of responsibility prime minister binyamin netanyahu threatened
further attacks. if someone rises up to kill you kill him 1st in a complicated operation reveal that iran dispatched a special unit off to syria to kill israelis on the golan heights with explosive drones i'd like to emphasize this was an initiative of iran and we prevented serious attacks that we will expose any attempt by iran to attack us and any iranian effort to hide behind excuses we will not tolerate a aggressions against israel from any country in the region any country that allows its territory to be used for aggression against israel. the consequences and i repeat the country will face the consequences. of rama hoary is a senior fellow and the middle east initiative at harvard kennedy school joins us by skype from boston good to have you with us so i'm sure you've heard the statement there we ran a short while ago has in the style of the leader of hezbollah are saying israeli aircraft not be allowed to violate as he put it to. space i mean what does that
mean will his boss start trying to target and shoot down israeli aircraft and drone . the 1st thing that we should understand is that hezbollah whether you like it or not has always been rather credible in that statement so it doesn't make a promise or a threat that it doesn't keep and it almost never says anything that's not accurate and true so when hezbollah's leader nostromo says that they are now going to prevent or shoot down israeli drones unlike before that's a pretty serious step ahead and the escalating tensions that have been asked to and between israel and hezbollah for for pro many years actually and he made a couple other statements saying that hezbollah would not retaliate like before in the farm's area which is that area between syria lebanon and israel where they both do tit for tat attacks and let it go at that now as well let's say what we're going
to attack something inside israel and that's likely to happen that may attack. a small unit or something or a house or but they're almost certainly going to do something somewhere in israel and this is a serious escalation that was essentially started by the israelis because the israelis had never before really hit targets like that in in beirut directly that assassinated people here and there but this is a there's been a kind of a standoff between them in the last what since the 2006 war they haven't had major attacks inside each other's territories they've done it in syria or in should our farms so this is a serious step ahead and we should all be a little concerned so from drones crashing in beirut to israeli officials admitting yes we struck inside syria to the claims and reports of israeli air strikes even
in iraq target thing iranian bank the issues that are we seeing an undoubted increase in israeli aerial activity over the middle east. oh for sure and this is not new this has been going on for decades since the 1000 late 19 sixties or 1730 throttle even a time when the perhaps as the as said regime takes more ground as the iranian presence in the middle east strengthens is that the sort of dynamic that we're seeing now. yes what's happened is that the different parties that are antagonistic to israel hezbollah syrians popular forces in syria that are iranian backed groups in iraq groups and yemen how masson palestine and gaza the number of parties that israel is in conflict with are at war with has vastly increased and
most of them are supported or assisted by iran in some way and israel is trying now to fight back against all these different groups and it's pretty much a losing battle because it can't really hit them all at the same time so the the antidote to all this of course is a peace agreement one day where palestinians and israelis live in peace and to sovereign states next to each other there's no chance of that happening right now but that's the obvious and to go because the trend the going back 152030 years has been more escalation higher capabilities among israel's adversities if you look at how mass has below the o.t.'s others there are far more technically technologically advanced now in communications and satellites and other things and missiles so the trend is not really in israel's favor and all it does is keep attacking people and the number of people that keep fighting back keeps increasing all around the whole of that from boston. iraq's share paramilitary forces say
2 of their fighters have been killed by airstrikes the iranian backed group says it was targeted in alarm bar province near the border with syria it follows multiple reports last week blaming israel for an airstrike targeting an alleged iranian weapons death toll in iraq activists say there's been an airstrike on a village in the northwest of syria regime fighters jets have attacked in market in march shortly in the province areas mostly used by those recently displaced stuff the government forces claimed several towns one person was killed during the strike dozens of others 4 wounded. thousands of refugees are marking what they called genocide remembrance day. it's 2 years since more than 700000 people were forced to leave their homes in our live in densely crowded camps in bangladesh thousands of people were killed u.n.
investigators say mean miles military leaders should be prosecuted on charges of genocide war crimes and crimes against humanity 70 deca has more from long camp in the southeast of the country. today's quiet calm betrays the scenes of panic 2 years ago when hundreds of thousands of ranger crossed the river now in a desperate attempt to seek safety they are safe now but nothing has been resolved nor has 6 children who was part of the exodus in august of 2017 literally rather. they are asked if you want to go back to burma said no you asked me why i told them the houses were burnt our family members were raped and killed this is why we suffered so much and came here how can we go back without knowing that we will be safe. there's been a renewed effort to get some of the refugees to go back to me in march but with no
guarantee of what will happen when they get there no one has so far agree to return the scale of this camp is like nothing you've ever seen it is the biggest refugee camp in the world around a 1000000 rangar living in these camps across southeastern bangladesh but what does that number really mean well it's more or less the population of islamabad or oslo it is a city of refugees without the infrastructure needed to cope many aid agencies work here in that sense it is a global effort but it's bangladesh that's hosting the rangar and it's made it very clear this is a temporary solution and it's a population that keeps expanding this is a really dynamic population. the border 102. that makes the world cup a 3000 police report of people being murdered him to you so. the young won't remember much about what happened but the older ones know that the killings the
rate the burning of homes in august of 2017 was only the latest chapter in what's been decades of persecution against their people as you hussein is a camp leader this is his 3rd time as a refugee in bangladesh. our grandmother no boardroom i don't bother my gratitude i'm 65 years old i came here as a refugee in 1978 then again in 1902 then i went back now i'm a refugee again i'm 2017 i've spent 30 years of my life as a refugee i want to go home if the burmese accept our demands will go back right away. what they want is to be efficiently recognize israel as citizens of me and mar with rights freedom of movement and security what they want is to go back home but the reality is they are not wanted there most of their homes no longer exist bangladesh is categoric it can't use them forever it's not clear what or where
their future will be stephanie decker al-jazeera could depend on camp cox's bazaar southeast bangladesh. is the un special rapporteur for me and she says the conditions in the country are not fit for the regime good to return they do not feel safe to go back and by saying they do not feel safe to go back as those perpetrators who are responsible of the torture the rape and the killings and the burnings and those who are responsible of course for forcibly deporting people out of ramallah they're still there and if you have those security forces police and military still there how would you feel safe 2nd they did will not have any freedom of movement that is not any condition anybody would want to return to that is not a dignified return and there is. no citizenship
or rights that they can enjoy that other people in myanmar enjoy and we have to remember that many of the people in cox's had in the past enjoyed scissors and ship but it was all taken away from them. the u.s. is marking the arrival of the 1st in slave to africans to the english colony of virginia 400 years ago the transatlantic slave trade down to base says there were 400000 people were sent to north america over more than 2 centuries around 10000000 ended up in south america and the caribbean commemoration comes at a time when the us president is accused of creating a culture where white nationalism and racism can flourish alan fischer joins us now live from hampton in the state of virginia so alan how they marking
this event there. well there's been a number of events over the last few days and you can see the very large tent behind me which will hold this ceremony on sunday here in hampton that will start in the next 30 minutes or so there will be a ceremonial bell ringing which will last for 4 minutes to cover the 4 centuries since those 4 slaves arrived you can only imagine how they must've felt they were brought from what is no modern day angola in the river here and dropped to the u.k. colony the british colony that existed here. at jamestown they were sold for food and that meant for the rest of their lives they would be in servitude they probably couldn't speak a word of english they would speak portuguese in the local language and they came some of them from fairly advanced cultures into what was a very primitive set up but they changed history those would have been the very 1st african americans and we know that that lasted for 200 years that they were in
slavery before the emancipation proclamation and many people are still concerned that african-americans and that is where the phrase came from from these people who came from africa and landed here 400 years ago that african-americans still don't really enjoy equality in the united states and we're going to thank you very much for bringing us what's going on in hampton there we're going to continue this discussion though now with douglas sloan is the senior principal consultant national capital strategy group he's also 1st vice president of the washington d.c. chapter of the national association for the advancement of colored people he joins us live from washington d.c. good to have you with us so how important is this day on the calendar of average americans. well in the calendar of average americans i can't imagine that it would be something that is marked that people would be
looking forward to but on the calendar of black americans this is a very important date 400 years ago the 1st slaves came from angola to this country and that practice persisted for another 240 years into i believe the last slave ship i believe it was the quote tilda came through even though congress had outlawed importation of slaves some 60 or 50 some odd years earlier so it is a very important date regarding be importance of slavery in africans in distance of africans have made to this country. ok it was for a long time ago this been the civil rights movement liberation from slavery but it is the the rise or the resurgency i should say of white nationalism once again is it reviving the old wounds of the past and everything that's going on right now the
polarization in the trump era. that's a very astute observation i believe that it is i believe that in the the trump era that we see this rise of white nationalism and bigotry that has served to reopen some of the old wounds of slavery of jim crow of the reconstruction era of racism in this country and it is brought to our attention that racism even though we elected the nation's 1st african-american president over 10 years ago that racism in this country is not dead but it is a lot of unwell and we sometimes see our current president a current occupant of the white house taking different steps and doing different things that seems to encourage racism in that he parrots some of the language of white nationalists and it really is damaging to the very social fabric and culture
of this country. you know i used to have this discussion with my african-american friends years ago there were those who would say you know we need to let go we need to let go of the pasta of this sort of baggage and allow african-americans to be integrated and to play a nonracial and have a nonracial sort of political era in america are we going backwards though do you expect that we're going to have race politics play a bigger role is that the trajectory of our own. i imagine that race politics will play a bigger role and regarding the idea that black americans and the same end of african slaves should just try to let this go and move forward well it's impossible to do because we see racism in our everyday life racism is an intrinsic part of american culture we see it in our economic institutions with
redlining of housing in the country with a limited access to wealth blacks are denied bank loans at a much higher rate than whites in this country regarding. treatment disparate treatment at the hands of police and law enforcement were guarding sentencing disparities we see intrinsic in institutionalized racism within our criminal justice system so it's very hard as an african-american to let go and move forward when we are confronted with racism on a daily basis all right with announces that thank you so much for your thoughts douglas. and still ahead on al-jazeera there are reports of a hunger strike inside a prison in east plus. on the border between pakistan and india and the impact of the border fence on.
hello again it's good to have you back on the last few days we have seen a lot of storms and thunderstorms across the northern coast and northeastern coast of turkey those storms are pushing over here towards the caspian causing a few a lightning strikes as well as some gust as well down towards the south of baghdad we do expect to see a high on monday of 48 degrees maybe making its way to 49 as we go towards tuesday kuwait city though it is going to be a humid day particular on the coast with a temperature of $42.00 degrees david it is also continuing here across much of the gulf when you notice the temperatures here in doha below 40 that means humidity is quite high across the region we don't expect to see much of a change as we go from monday as well as into tuesday we're also experiencing the very heavy humid as well over here towards upper darby with the time to there of
about 40 degrees and maybe some clouds across the lower with attempt a few of $27.00 and then across the southern part of africa we are going to be seeing mostly clear conditions for many locations maybe some fog in the morning there but for durban temperatures are coming down few where you were seeing into the low thirty's earlier down to about 22 degrees here johannesburg at $24.00 and as we go towards tuesday we're going to start to pick up some clouds across cape town at 14 degrees there and durban temperatures about level for you with temperatures at 21. talk to al-jazeera. what guarantees ready it will be given to the people who will be attending the minimal workshop we listen i'm supposed to explain apologize for someone it's also terrorizing we meet with global newsmakers and talk about the stories that matter how does their own. driven by outrage and spanning
generations the rohinton demonstrators gather on the very day a widely criticized repatriation agreement between the governments of bangladesh and me and more was to begin the anger was all too apparent and the fear. was power like we're so afraid that if they send one of us back to myanmar today tomorrow they'll send back 10 and the day after tomorrow they'll send back 2030 years if we were given citizenship in myanmar then there would be no need to take us back there we would go back on our own we must remember. among the most persecuted minorities in the world.
you're watching our time to recap our headlines now iran's foreign minister has left the g. 7 summit in france after a brief expected visit he held talks with president emanuel to try and salvage the iran nuclear deal was no meeting with the u.s. delegation the. g 7 leaders have agreed to help countries affected by fires in the amazon as fast as possible tens of thousands of brazilian soldiers are heading into the rainforest to help fight the blazes president james fox says things are returning to normal. as well. as warned israel and the drones entering lebanese airspace will be shut down this comes after lebanon's army confirmed to drones entered its airspace one crashed on another exploded in the capital beirut. skep more now on the g. 7 summit leaders have been urged to do more to achieve gender equality a new report was presented to the members by the head of the un's organization for
gender equality as well as 2 nobel prize winners the report says that legislative reform is the best way for g 7 leaders to make the biggest difference. so as more than 2 and a half 1000000000 girls and women around the world suffer through discriminatory laws one in 3 women will be the target of physical and sexual violence in their lives 2 thirds of people who cannot read or write off email globally the gender wage gap is still on average 20 percent and in terms of political representation just 5 percent of the world's heads of governments are women. is on the g 7 gender equality advisory council she says leaders need to start by getting rid of an equal legislation. the gender discriminatory laws they already have on the books because everybody has them on the books and then push progress
and laws invest in the implementation because it's not just about getting laws on the pook's it's also about getting them implemented and finance women organization that are the ones on the forefront of this and then of course can keep their promises hold themselves accountable as we'll also look to them to do that so we have proposed an accountability framework that will then follow the promises made but also in in last year 7 where we also have the gender equality council and then we'll kalib we'll look at it we'll measure it and because the president mccraw next year is open his you know country and on to the big plus $25.00 the 25th anniversary of the conference with a big push called generation equality that would be a good moment to take stock and that was also what the leaders discussed today what are they going to go home and do and how will they look at it next year and hold
each other accountable that it's done. venezuelans are racing to the border with ecuador before new visa rules take effect it's the latest south american nation to tighten regulations at least 4000000 venezuelans have left the country in the last few years to escape the political and economic crisis now on latin america and it's a lucien human joins us from to look out on the venezuelan ecuadorian border so what's the situation looking like there were you are. hello sanny just to give you an idea in the last 5 days more than 30000 venezuelans have passed where i am right now this is the entrance to the immigration department in ecuador it will get them from colombia into the country and at the moment they can just go in with their id card or went with an identification card of some sort and in about 10 hours' time that will no longer be possible and that's why they have
been racing to get here some people want to stay here in ecuador others want to go on from ecuador has as has been the case now over the last few years to neighboring peru and or to chile argentina and other countries in the very very south america in all in fact the united nations believes that as many as 8000000 women swellings will and left the country before the end of this year and could not have been working here i've seen people with crutches many people took 25 days to get here they have no money no well it's a dire situation a real humanitarian crisis but it's going to get clearly watch much worse after midnight local time when this goes into effect obviously i guess the point of this is to try and limit the number of people who are rushing across the border but what happens to the many who have already entered without a visa. well i spoke just a short run ago to the governor and he told me that being that they have the
government really give a certain period of time an hour or 2 for your view the immigrants as they call them or people when are and documented to normalize their situation and after that anybody who is from another country and they really mean it is leyland's who are inside ecuador and they don't have the right immigration papers will have to leave and the interesting thing is that in ecuador it's illegal before taishan is not legal but they're breaking i learned when i was as shall we say you also supposed to have open borders but they say that they simply cannot cope with the number on immigrants to took a leave from venezuela their social services are collapsing unemployment here is already on the rise this is a country with an economic crisis and so and also a lot of crime is on the rise and many people blame the venezuelans so the government has taken this measure like as you mentioned before the governments of chile and peru to limit or at least slow down the number of people and those who are caught if they are indeed found without documents if need be deported. thanks
so much lucy in human there. the u.s. president don trump will be facing a 2nd challenger in the republican primaries for the 2020 white house nomination but it's hard to joke castro revolts won't be an easy task so one see the president with massive approval ratings in his own party. in the united states no one has successfully challenged an incumbent president for his own party's nomination in more than a century and a half and president trump with his approval rating among republicans that 80 to 90 percent has laughed off any suggestion his nomination is in jeopardy but on sunday former congressman joe walsh became the 2nd republican to announce a longshot bid to unseat trump in the primaries i'm running because he's unfair somebody needs to step out and there needs to be an alternative the country is sick of this guy's tantrums he's he's a child intraparty challenges to
a sitting president are rare but have happened before ronald reagan strongly challenge president gerald ford in 1976 ted kennedy came close to winning the nomination against jimmy carter in 1980 and pat buchanan challenged the 1st president bush in 1992 each incumbent went on to lose the general election. while she and fellow republican presidential challenger william weld a former governor are both considered long shots against trump to call it suicide would be pretty close to accurate at this point but a lot can happen in 6 months especially with the potential economic downturn learned looming we know that the president's approval rating is very closely tied to the health of the economy and any continued problems with trade and such could really doubt the president. trump has weathered a rough week escalating the u.s.
china trade war labeling the chair of the u.s. federal reserve and enemy and ordering private businesses to not do business with china. but the republican national committee is right behind the president and he's raised a small fortune for his campaign which make it difficult for anyone to challenge him and when. castro al-jazeera washington. and hong kong police have used live ammunition and water cannon for the 1st time against demonstrators who staged a 3 month long protest the latest clashes happened after another large more peaceful march took place in another part of the city adrian brown reform. sunday afternoon in hong kong. police and protesters now well versed in each other's tactics this time the focus on a large residential area in calhoun 17 kilometers from the central business
district confusing and frightening for people trying to get home. this woman was wrestled to the ground after a violent confrontation with police. the protesters principle demand is for the government to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill that has now morphed into a wider campaign for political reform a campaign that has so far failed. the one thing that it's cheap it's got the officer in hong kong to respond us. you know but do you really believe that you can win at the end of the day because so far you haven't we should have a hope. yeah every hong kong people was we were at cheap disco tear gas was again used and police threw fire arms and fired warning shots. and in a new 1st for hong kong water cannon was used as the night wore on the protest to
split into smaller groups eventually dispersing but the violence later spread to other areas there were a number of arrests 3 months after this protest movement began the protesters don't seem to be flagging and neither does the police's determination to suppress the movement and if anything the police tactics now hardening. a tropical downpour didn't deter a protest by families of the police they say the protests are taking their toll at a peaceful gathering no some were also critical of the force urging restraint over the use of tear gas and rubber bullets that restraint is now being tested adrian brown al jazeera hong kong. yemen toothy rebels say they fired 10 ballistic missiles across the saudi border the group's spokesman says they targeted does.