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this is news coming to you live from. new summit partner promises positive efforts on the korean peninsula the north korean leader meets with russian president putin for the first time this just two months after kim's meeting with trial ended in failure also coming up. in the. horrific attacks new security measures are in place but. leaders of condolences and condemnation for the bombings that killed more than three hundred
fifty people but already businesses have been attacked. plus researchers just work to stem the. decline today is world malaria day we'll hear how one southern african country is. good to have you with us russian president vladimir putin has welcomed north korean leader kim jong un to a summit in the city of blood of all stock the meeting is the first between the two leaders and it's a chance for to seek support from moscow especially when it comes to ending international sanctions imposed over north korea's nuclear program just two months ago a summit with u.s.
president bill broke down over that very. well before kim and putin went into their private meeting they talked about what are the major points of discussion peace on the. well you first i'm sure that your visit to russia today will contribute to the development of russian move korean bilateral relations and help us to understand better how we can settle the situation on the korean peninsula what we can do together and what russia can do to support these positive processes that are happening now because there are three things. i also wanted to say that now the situation on the korean peninsula has great interest for global society and i hope that our talks will be important to assess the situation exchange opinions on the situation and together address these issues. of more or less bring in our very own emily sure way and in moscow the russian a north korean leaders have been talking as we saw we hurtle their initial
statements there how are they getting all. well they had their one on one meeting which went on for an hour and a half slightly longer than expected and they also made some remarks going into broader goshi asians both leaders seemed to come out of their one on one with a rather positive assessment of what had happened. in called the talks details came even called the meaningful both that mention that they had discussed the denuclearization process on the on the korean peninsula and they emphasized the historic ties between their countries and and the fact that they both hoped that talks could continue this is of course terry the first meeting that these two leaders are having there isn't expected to be a written declaration after this summit so we can't necessarily expect any breakthrough is this really these two leaders sizing each other up in this first
meeting so detailed and meaningful talks going on there north korea's open looking for sanctions relief here what about the russians saw what interest. in meeting. well absolutely for kim the economic factor is is rather important here but for the russian side that's not such a big issue north korea isn't such an attractive trade partner for them but they are trying to keep him closer putin is trying to keep him close because of course this meeting has a symbolic importance for russia russia can get again demonstrate that it is an important player on the world stage and that it is an important player on the korean peninsula as well going forward plus this has a practical side for russia as well let's not forget that russia shares a land border with north korea they don't want the situation there getting out of
hand they want stability in their neighboring country as one russian analyst that i spoke to told me we don't need another conflict on our border. only stay with us so we're going to take a look at how toys have developed over toys between the reclusive north korean government and the kremlin they do have a long tradition. because different north korean leader with his visit to russia kim jong un is following in his forefathers footsteps. his grandfather kim il sung went to the soviet union numerous times to secure moscow's support during the cold war. his father kim jong il also met with russian presidents the last time was with dimitri twenty eleven shortly before the korean leader's death. north korea has few friends in the world russia is one of them but they used to be closer the soviet union was once
a main trading partner taking over half of its exports today trade is just a trickle worth about two million dollars a year due to international sanctions against north korea's weapons programs taking steps towards each other moscow has called for the sanctions to be eased that would allow the restart of trade and joint infrastructure projects which would profit both countries. met twice with u.s. president donald trump who was seeking to secure north korea's denuclearization but that last talks in the vietnamese capital hanoi ended in a deadlock. putin the north korean leader is hoping to find a new friend and ally to keep his goals on track. of hope surrounding this do you see a potential here for breaking the deadlock. well
i think it's unlikely that there that we're going to see a breakthrough today as i mentioned this is the first meeting between the two leaders but when it comes to the question of whether russia could take on a mediator role in this conflict that's also a bit of a mixed bag on the one hand as we just saw russia and north korea have historic ties russia's rhetoric when it comes to denuclearization has been much more attractive to north korea russia has called for talks and for and has always talked about the negative impact of sanctions the negative effect of sanctions but it's hard to know whether russia could really take on a mediator role they don't really have any leverage over the u.s. in talks because of the bad relationships or the difficult relationship between russia and the u.s. and it seems also that russia is kind of deferring in this conflict on the korean
peninsula to china which of course is a very important the main trade partner indeed for north korea after this meeting putin is traveling to beijing for an economic forum and he'll be meeting with being there the chinese leader presumably north korea will also be on the cards there and it seems that they're kind of russia's kind of taking the chinese lead so it's hard to know whether russia will really take on a mediator role but certainly putin is trying to secure a seat at the table when it comes to talks on denuclearizing the korean peninsula. thank you very much for your insight really sure when they're in moscow. now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today flooding and mudslides have killed over sixty people along south africa's eastern coast and it's been caused by days of heavy rain more than a thousand people have fled their homes the worst affected areas lie around the
city of durban authorities are born more rain is expected. lawmakers in the democratic republic of congo have elected a female head of the national assembly for the first time janine is a former minister and advisor to president joseph kabila she was the only candidate running after her main opponent was disqualified the opposition boycotted the vote . authorities in the u.s. say cases of measles have climbs to their highest level since the year two thousand and early six hundred ninety five cases of the virus have been reported this year its resurgence is largely attributed to misinformation that's turning parents against back seems. now straight along is on high alert after a series of suicide bombings on easter sunday officials have now banned drones and
unmanned aircraft and have carried out more controlled detonation he's on suspicious vehicles and items more than three hundred fifty people died in the attacks which targeted churches and hotels as president has vowed to take action after intelligence units failed to pass on information about a possible terror attack. three all muslim leaders say. the easter sunday attacks the suicide bombings have been condemned by muslim groups but many in the community say they feel vulnerable. more. she. back home often. thought he's due to get to spend the night in his house in. another church sunday easter sunday a few hundred metres from where he lives a mass of the last. that the next day with his three young children
and why. not why not. if you'll feel more traits that you had to raise it so since we had being in the in the main draw so we thought off . and also being with that we the children we. that he's in what we what made us to be site believe how says he or. she is about the attacks and feels guilty that the other seemed religion that's him. he's christian not to think of him and his family. all along his street the homes and shops office a muslim neighborhood. several muslim one businesses were attacked after the bombings. in the city. bought christian i am muslim communities in sri lanka have been targeted by but this to
extremists in the past muslims and christians in the country have co-existed peacefully so far the easter sunday bombing set off tensions between the two minority communities for the first time. local muslims have tried to show their support. sending condolences and emphatically can be. but the tradition of fighting just around muslims may not be safe to. a small but vocal group of sri lankans are trying to help them. they're from different traditions. and i'm trying to find. the backlash muslims. religious leaders from both communities are meeting to express their concerns as well as. crackdowns against minorities on martin north. and a national emergency has been declared here again just as it was during the two
decades of civil war that civil liberties were after the. us national security and countering terrorism and we have an experience of civil liberties being curtailed dramatically during the course of the war and he went after the war in the name of fighting six terrorism so days of worry that the similar situation may arise probably again as. muslims and christians have always kept a respectful distance. now there is hope that the easter sunday. as a reason to build stronger bridges between the two communities. well joining me now . is journalist. is clearly. how worried are the country's people that there may be more violence to. at this moment of time straight i'm going to extremely worried and scared i didn't want to know what to expect in the coming days in fact security docs have been all
across columbus to d.m. police are checking all the new clothes and putting kumble for leaving on the enjoy a right to be shipped as close to our church just to be close as i am now and hearing that the muslims will also not get their property as a mosque tomorrow to try to defeating a backlash because all three main coolers and men you're not going to be welcome in indoor until the indictments come to a complete standstill let me test to see that then there's a paradise i don't do as being hit by terrorists so bad. the government has admitted a major lapse in security in connection with the attacks or sri lanka's leaders doing to restore confidence in their ability to protect the country. larry instead they're the president my people i don't hear it can all go to the resignation of the police chief and the defense secretary but that is not going down to a little bit of the public because the public is angry that despite having trying to make sure nothing was done by the authorities to prevent attacks the opposition
is calling for the government to step down offer them a sixteen to be isn't some go in my name some of them so those are criticizing the leadership in trying to dissent secretary who was asked to resign given almost as good a statement following sunday's expose but then some kind summation day of expecting an isolated incident and never expected that facts of this magnitude so right now days lost much confidence in the government or any of the police station for that matter on what people want to hear is that the view would be seen in the coming days of the so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility for the acts but aside from that plane and other really clear indications that the attacks were internationally. you know as well. not for the government you get to. come and spend that that was applauding. the iraqi thing. for you me that
makes more uncivil one night one of them is the fact that you have a link to a pair of days not hiding from me and i can give you on that i think the moment of time to really thank you very much for bringing us up to date that was journalist jamila not being there in the sri lankan capital colombo thank you it's world malaria day and malaria is a disease that was once on the decline but it's now making a tragic comeback the world health organization estimates that malaria killed four hundred thirty five thousand people in two thousand and seventeen alone this at a time when international research funding is declining our correspondent krege sent us this report from mozambique. here in the village of. the waiting room at the medical center is overcrowded fourteen year old musar mundo and his mother are among those who have been waiting here for hours.
my head always feel so hot in the night i lost my appetite my legs feel heavy as if there's hardly any blood flowing through them. as a village was destroyed when cyclonic died tore through the area for letting most buildings and destroying them and the subsequent flooding even the medical center was damaged by a falling tree. the force of nature and the destruction are still visible all over . but while the reconstruction is continuing there's a major concern right now diseases and in particular malaria. some parts of the region are still submerged providing ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes and his mother have had to sleep in the open with no protections against the insects since their home was destroyed. we didn't have any mosquito nets i was swept away in the floods along with our whole house no one has given us new nets.
finally turn to see the doctor the only one at this clinic and fears are confirmed he has malaria like so many others of the patients seen here by dr candy to add to in recent weeks. he. was following the cycle of the number of malaria diarrhea cases is increased compared to previous months and. i think some areas still waterlogged after the psycho and the floods that's where the mosquitoes breed. we need to launch a campaign to stop the mosquitoes from spreading. program which. mother receives the mets and he needs in exchange for a symbolic fee of one cents a good thing since that's just about all she can afford to pay now she can only hope that the drugs work and that she and moose will soon have
a roof as well as mosquito nets over their heads they're watching still to come an american uranium helps start a women's soccer. any of the countries under nineteen team is fast becoming one of the best in asia. in colombia five hundred social activists have been killed since two thousand and sixteen that's according to human rights organizations the government is said to be working to protect such activists but those on the frontline say the police often do not investigate properly when workers are threatened to correspondent javier get is has this story from the province of santa marta. finding the spot where maybe it's a cute ass was buried is easy everyone in her community knows the case of the sixty year old social activist shot dead in her own home. lived in the small town of
sunny see the road near the port of santa monica together with her colleagues she helped victims of colombia's decades long conflict. and support for displaced women and in her last two years she was very involved in the implementation of the national development plans which included reclaiming land for the displaced as part of the peace agreement. just like thousands of social activists in colombia work or volunteer for official entities nongovernmental organizations and independent associations. that each activist works with the specific topic there are those who help reclaim land local peasant leaders the indigenous the afros women who cover the topic of women's rights and so on. but their job is not without risk more than one hundred sixty social activists have been killed in colombia in the last year alone the region's municipal attorney at
knowledge is a significant rise in cases like money it's us. we can't deny that there has been a large number of similar cases in the country and of course this causes a lot in a state which has a duty to protect its citizens and its leaders to hear. it. in rural colombia social activists often have to challenge powerful landowners large companies and criminal organizations that have dominated the country for years there's now a growing suspicion that these groups are systematically killing the social activists to maintain their power. the orange conflict forest colombia's most vulnerable citizens to seek shelter in remote villages like see that with the signing of the peace agreement came the promise for more state presence and services that would cover their most basic needs social leaders were supposed to demand fulfillment of those promises their silence now puts these villages at the mercy of armed groups that can take control anytime. in the capital bogota the
severity of the situation has forced the government to take action. the colombian state has a special program to protect social activists the moment but right now four thousand six hundred social activists are covered by different protection plans. and we've implemented several protections against that including armored cars body guards or support for people to leave risk zones and relocate to other areas if you weaken one of these things but nongovernmental organizations like the peace and reconciliation foundation say the state has to find the culprits of the murders instead of just offering protection to the activists. as a community will continue until we determine who is paying for social activists to get killed for the colombian state is unwilling and unable to act on willing because many are local elites with a lot of influence nationwide and able because everything is corrupt immokalee
level so the central government never gets the information about what happened that's what's going on this. case has never been resolved but it has helped raise awareness of a problem that's putting colombia's fragile peace process at risk her family hopes that the growing awareness will mean that marriage as death was not in vain. sports now and forty years ago in iran leaders of the so-called islamic revolution banned women football fans from attending matches women are still allowed to enter the stadium as players however and now iran's national team of women under the age of nineteen is one of the best in asia the team is coached by an american iranian who believes her players are starting a revolution of the. letter. i wanted to make history in an islamic country where women who are so talented to be able to become you know top top football country and in the rankings. previously you know it was
considered taboo and eventually you know that whatever the officials and the and whatnot were saying you know women are taking such an interest in this they they were letting down a lot of their guards. so i just honestly i find a location on the run i mean i'm going there this week and i just end up with you know walking through the streets to the parks to the schools and i try to find my players that way so you know very very traditional but i have actually found one of my best players playing in a park with her uncles and her brothers you know she's being everybody up and i'm like you are coming back with me and you know the fathers fortunately they love the fact that their daughters are complacent now our football so for them and take my daughter and make her into the next you know superstar because they're football nation and they want their daughters to be involved and you know now we have forty players now we have over that four thousand football players and you want to say
good start. i was one the u.s. i'm american union but you know here they don't look at it that way they just say oh hey the the foreign girls but yet in day i'm i'm very iranian at the same time very american so i try to bring the best of my both worlds together. i'm young and you know i have a very strict system in place because i want the girls not just to come here to play football i want them to also have a future in whatever they like they wake up they train twice or even three times a day and they have to take care of themselves and this is something that if you can teach them they will teach their friends and their friends will teach and so on so i want that domino effect to happen throughout the entire country. just a few months ago we were able to enter the stadium because bolivia see the asian championships and whatnot i think this is a good step it's something that we can fight for but in general i think internationally we need to be recognized as not the country that doesn't allow
women to stadiums but as a country that you know they are ninjas and they're fighting and you know they're really improving and their football skills and you know they're hunting in every social and it's helped with the development of a country. so you know i want these girls to be the next minister hopefully the president to be the mayor governors of their side and to help not just with growth but to help you know women grow as a whole. what's shaking all of more gnashes in sight lander appears to have detected the first ever mars quake if confirmed it would mean scientists finally have proof that mars is still seismically active probes sensors picked up rumble on mars likely to be the first seismic event detected on a planetary body other than the earth on the moon. analyzing mars quakes researchers are hoping to learn more about how rocky planets including our own were
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