tv NEWSHOUR Al Jazeera March 13, 2018 2:00am-3:01am +03
this eighteen year old syrian was in a smugglers' boats with his younger sister. the police came up to us and but they told us you can't cross they made us turn around the police who previously given us access to their fence and border patrols gave us a statement denying to they turn any refugees around think claim their priority is human dignity. but human rights advocates say they know pushbacks happen all the time in the queues the greek government breaking international. this is al-jazeera. fully back to go this is the news hour live from the headquarters coming up in the next sixty minutes russia rejects british prime minister teresa mayes accusation
that moscow is likely responsible for the poisoning of a former spy in the u.k. . the u.s. calls for an immediate cease fire in syria's eastern ghouta and threatens the uni lateral action if the international community doesn't die also this hour at least fifty people are killed after a bang the daschle plane crashes that nepal's katmandu airport bus. i'm a truck reporting on the multiple threats to wildlife here in antarctica from climate change to terrorism. thank you for joining us russia has dismissed accusations that it was likely behind an attack on a former spy in the u.k. british prime minister theresa may earlier today said it's highly likely moscow is behind the poisoning of sega's scrape and his daughter with a nerve agent wannabe phillips reports from london. the british police and military
are still combing all over the town of salzburg but they and the government now believe they have some monsters that circus creep paul and his daughter yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent developed by russia and that leads the prime minister to one of two conclusions either this was a direct shot by the russian state against our country or the russian government lost control of its potentially catastrophic lee damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others she presented the russians with an ultimatum we must now stand ready to take much more extensive measures. mr speaker on wednesday we will consider in detail the response from the russian state should there be no credible response we will conclude that this action amounts to an unlawful use of force by the russian state against the united kingdom. but from russia so
far blanket denial vladimir putin's spokesman says surrogates group all work for british intelligence the incident happened in britain so it has nothing to do with russia it seems that anglo russian relations are bound to get significantly worse now and the british will be hoping for international support from european and nato allies as they seek to put pressure on moscow but what measures can britain take that will really be felt in the kremlin diplomatic expulsions sanctions against powerful individuals both seem likely but their impact may be limited a mash an economy is under such it has adapted to a hostile climate of international relations british national commercial ties. so. things of symbolic nature do not hurt russia anymore because they expect. for the investigators on the ground an unusual and unexpected
test of their expertise for britain itself a crisis that will test its continuing stature in the world to be phillips al jazeera london and here is al-jazeera as rory challenges now with the reaction from moscow. well considering that russian official dem has been relatively quiet in the the week since scripture when his daughter were poisoned we've had a flurry of responses in the short time since two reason may have made her statement in front of the british parliament now the russian foreign ministry says that what's the reason may said is basically a circus show that it's information political campaigning based on provocation the russian foreign ministry has calls to reason may's comments essentially tales we've also heard from the first deputy head of the federation council's foreign affairs committee the federation council is the russian version of the senate they say or
he says that script did not stand in russia's way didn't threaten russia in any way and therefore russia was not interested in eliminating him and this head of the federation council foreign affairs committee has also said that essentially what's going on in the u.k. is a provocation ahead of russia's presidential elections and the fee for world cup coming up in a in a couple of months we've also heard from a duma deputy a parliamentarian called on lugovoy. now lugovoy is actually one of the men wanted in the united kingdom for the murder of alexander litvinenko in two thousand and six poisoned with polonium two ten he was never extradited to the u.k. but was actually made a deal with deputy now he says that the u.k. prime minister's hasty statement that a substance used to poison scripture was developed in russia is irresponsible to
say the least considering the sensitivities there are of course in the u.k. about the living yanker case this i think amounts to basically fairly high level trolling from russia's duma to the u.k. parliament. so what exactly are novi chalke agents while nuvi chalk which means newcomer in russian is a soviet era group of nerve agents developed as a cold war weapon in the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's they were manufactured and tested in a top secret facility in what is not was back east on that was closed in one nine hundred ninety three it's widely believed novi chunk agents are dispersed in a powder form rather than gas or vapor like most nerve agents and are usually inhaled by victims they take effect quickly often within a minute and are designed to be resistant to conventional antidote and treatment victims suffer involuntary muscle contractions that can lead to cardiac arrest and respiratory failure or lead speak to adam airily now who is a former u.s.
state department spokesman he is live from washington thank you so much for being with us ambassador early to resubmit a says either this was a direct attack by the russian government or this nerve agent fell into the wrong hands do you think those are the only two possibilities here and what response should the british expect from the kremlin. well i think the british don't need do don't need to wait for the response they have it russia has denied any involvement and they have accused britain of. scaremongering and unfounded accusations. look i think you know if russia wanted to hide its role in this they wouldn't have used a nerve agent that is directly traceable to russia so you know the way to understand this story is there are two dimensions to it there's the dimension that's in public that we all see the trading of accusations and there's the
dimension behind the scenes that we don't see that people don't talk about. but it seems to me quite clear that russia wanted to send a very strong signal not just to britain and the west and also to its own people that if you betray us and the motherland we can get you and we will get you wherever whenever we want to. and so this poisoning was meant to be seen as by everybody the west and russians as a russian mounted operation to put the fear of god into anybody thinking of betraying russia so by saying that russia is probably behind this poisoning it seems that prime minister may has put herself under pressure to act here. how much room do you think she has to maneuver in terms of the british government's response to this she has raised the stakes here hasn't she they have to respond one way or
another. yes i mean this is this is in many ways the threesome is moment of truth. in which she is going to show herself to be a strong leader of the nation or. sort of a we we greed in the in the western in the western wall against russia and i think politics and political pressure have brought her to this point she has basically declared she had declared war on russia right and there's no there's no backing out for her now now if brain is going to have to send a message if she has to send a message now what message do you think it will be and to what extent can she rely on allies like the united states i mean can can maybe a unilateral british response to this do they have to rely on nato the u.s. and other allies well i think i think they're you know the there will be a unilateral response if there are supporters of britain all the better but britain
has to britain has to do something they have they can't they they will go it alone if they have to to resubmit will have to take action against russia what that action is you know we can only speculate the in the response of the united states has been mystifying to say the least. the sarah sanders the white house spokesman said you know. britain they didn't criticize russia didn't support britain right that is to me standing history on his head when are when we're were more supportive of our oldest adversary than we are of our oldest ally of president trump speaking of the u.s. reaction president trump has been more than willing to give me a put in the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the allegations of course of russian interference in the twenty thousand u.s. election do you think you'll do the same with this with this attack you really have leisure time he already has he already has. i mean i think if it were
any other person who was president of the united states do you think they wouldn't go to the go to. go to the support you know go to the side of of our oldest ally you think they wouldn't take advantage of the opportunity to put pressure on our. adversary of the last hundred years or so so you know i wouldn't expect i would expect much from trump and i would expect a lot from may thank you very much for speaking to us and sharing your views with as an american a former u.s. state department spokesman live there from washington now the world news united states is calling for an immediate ceasefire in syria's eastern ghouta and has threatened to act alone if the international community doesn't want in one thousand people have died since the syrian government intensified its offensive in the rebel held enclave last month al jazeera has christianson only has more from the united nations cities living inside and dogs two weeks after agreeing to
a cease fire the security council learned their words were having little effect for civilians on the ground in syria in eastern loan according to the u.n. more than one thousand have died in recent weeks amid continued shelling the united states said it was prepared to offer a second resolution calling for an immediate end to all military action in eastern guta and damascus city on the massacre nikki haley backed her words with a threat we support the united nations political process that seeks to end the war in syria. but we also warn any nation that is determined to impose its will through chemical attacks and end human suffering most especially the outlaw syrian regime the united states remains prepared to act if we must in the last year as haley reminded everyone the u.s. bombed an airfield in syria believed to be associated with a chemical attack syria's ally the russians question the u.n.
source of information saying syria continues to act within its rights going to do is teach the counterterrorism operation which has continued by the syrian military is not in contradiction with resolution twenty four zero one the government of syria has every right to try and remove the threat to the safety of its citizens the cease fire resolution proposed by the united states would take effect immediately with no exceptions for groups on the un's terrorist list it would require russian support to pass highlighting yet again the limits the border divided security council can do for the people of syria christian salumi al-jazeera the united nations and the u.s. has also called for an urgent meeting in jordan following reports of syrian government as strikes on divide the first in months to rise in southwestern syria near the jordanian border some of the provinces still under opposition control but it's also part of a so-called deescalation zone negotiated last year by the u.s.
russia and jordan that means there is meant to be no fighting so the reported strikes could be a violation of the agreement now russian media reports say seventy six people have been evacuated from syria's eastern go to through a humanitarian corridor russia the syrian government struck the evacuation deal with the rebel groups i shall islam it's a notch as of three groups in eastern well most four hundred thousand civilians have been deceased since twenty thirty. elsewhere in syria hundreds of civilians have been fleeing the northern city of our freeness turkish troops and their avalon lies close in on kurdish white b.g. fighters turkish forces destroyed water and power stations that supply a free making it difficult for people there to survive alan fischer reports from guys on the techie syria border they're escaping the turkish push on a free and grab what they can and leaving for somewhere they hope will be safe with the free syrian army back by the turkish military on the doorstep of
a through the city we see they were left with no choice and there's a number of us in that we cannot stay under bombardment we have to flee to a safe place we are farmers. we fled because of the turkish air strikes on the area we couldn't stay there so we carried our stuff and lift the last few days the turkish back defense of his sweat through towns and villages to this one of the looters to be taken over by the free syrian army the sign on the wall points to a free people have taken shelter during the fighting comite it's ok you're safe no you're taught i think a lot of lot of ali i'm going to as i said to thank god mam don't be afraid we're going to have to thank god we are happy they made us a phrase but now we are safe. turkey launched its offensive in a free region in january even to drive the kurdish fighters the white p.g. who it describes as terrorists away from its border. over the weekend the kurdish
militia the y p g said it would use civilian volunteers to form a human shield to help protect the city of a friend just last week it said it was pulling seventeen hundred fighters from other places in syria to go to the front lines it appears neither of these moves have deterred the continued push by the f.s.a. on the turkish military the free syrian army has posted this video which shows them within sight of a free in city with no wishing for the order for the final push on fischer al jazeera on the turkey syria border. plenty more ahead on the al-jazeera news hour including peace talks in colombia get a boost as the government announces it will sit down with rebels last week take a look at the military might on display at this year's international maritime defense exhibition and greece's top football league is suspended after the owner of a one of one team runs onto the page with a gun details in sports with joe. to
nepal now where investigators are trying to find out scuse me what why a bangladeshi airliner crashed killing at least fifty people a u.s. spangler airlines flight from dhaka repeatedly before missing the runway at kathmandu airport it burst into flames in a nearby field sabena shots are reports some katmandu seventy one passengers and crew were on the flight from takata cotman to witnesses report seeing the turbo prop flying extremely low aborted slanting and then turning to land again from the other end of the runway after narrowly missing other aircraft on the ground it crashed on a slope at the side of the runway and burst into flames. fire engines ambulances and security personnel rushed to the wreckage inside the airport paramita. some
passengers managed to break a window and scrambled out almost on skates others were pulled free and taken to hospital many of the dead were charred beyond recognition nepal's prime minister visited the scene. this is a terrible accident from what i understand from the airport officials the plane was in difficult position but the pilot did not ask for emergency landing and tries to land it into this fatality we offer our condolences to the government and the people. the airlines chief executive in bonn that they she is blaming air traffic controllers and elite recording of the conversation between the flight deck an air traffic control other pilots listening were concerned that the flight might crash. and investigation committee has been set up to find the cause behind me is that wreckage off the plane where the last of the bodies are being recovered and police
and army personnel are taking out personal belongings off the passengers and putting its aside as you can see the plane has been burned beyond recognition except for the tail and if you look at the area that's been saying the grass that has been singed on the ground it looks that there was a massive explosion. has a poor air safety record with more than seventy crashes since one thousand nine hundred forty nine but most fatalities have involved planes flying into the himalayas or trying to land at mountain airports the bombard dash eight involved in this latest disaster is built in canada and executives are expected to fly in to join the crash investigation. al-jazeera government do. to colombia now where the government says it will restart peace talks with the country's last remaining rebel group after a six week pause negotiations were suspended in january after the launch of bomb
attack following the expiration of a temporary ceasefire nineteen members of the armed forces and thirty four rebels have been killed in fighting since present one manuel santos says it's time for a new round of talks but the deal was done little the alternative is to continue killing ourselves to continue confronting one another for many more years or decades to come i firmly believe the country has no need to resign yourself to this for that reason think you have life in so you can lives in the truth in peace for colombia i've decided to resume peace talks with the e.l.o. and i was on the ramp he joins us now live from bogota alessandra was this announcement from president santos about restarting peace negotiations with the n n expected at all. well farley i think it came as a surprise for many colombians who really started these negotiations were doomed after the many attacks and fighting that we've seen during the six weeks of the
suspension of the talks that also came just one day after and a peace parties essentially won diligent elective elections here but the government had asked the lens for a signal that they were willing to continue lou at least searching for peace and that came in the form of a an election ceasefire and indeed that there were no attacks no incidents during the vote to here in colombia so president santos took that as a signal that he was trying to time to go back to the negotiating table and at least to try to restart the negotiations with the land but i also think that this is a political move and part of the president it's a way to keep keep the issue of peace and in particular these very difficult to negotiations with the land at the center of the political campaign here in
colombia in a way to push the candidates for president to take sides talk about it just try least until he years in power if you will remain president until august to push forward the stocks and try to end all civil conflicts in the country as you say alessandro and right wing parties who oppose the peace deal with the far end that the stance of the l.n. made big gains in the legislative elections what does this mean for the upcoming presidential election and also for the future of the peace agreement. that's obviously a big question yesterday the vote here in columbia was a test sensually to see where political parties that stand in their strength we now know what the new congress will look like and it seems like the majority of right wing parties will control congress they don't have an outright majority but
definitely their candidates even do care for a one year old lawyer chosen by former president al gore to lead by the staunchest opposer of the deal is the man to beat in these elections the first round of those elections will be a may twenty seventh there's a quite a while to go yes and we will seek the other candidates trying now to form coalitions and alliances to try and beat him thank you for that is sounded a lot it sounded amputee our correspondent in columbia's capital bogota in the united states the republican members of the house intelligence committee investigating russian meddling in the twenty sixteen you lection say they have found no evidence of collusion but the top house intelligence democrat has disputed the claim saying there is clear evidence russia tried to help trump in the twenty sixteen election that speak to john hendren in washington d.c. john so the investigation by the republicans of course is separate from the mole
investigation why does this committee first of all say it's ending its investigation. well foley this is the extraordinary document the conclusion of the house select committee on intelligence and it concludes that after seventy three witnesses more than three hundred thousand documents there was no evidence of collusion between members of the trump campaign and the government of russia that is they say that russia took active measures to interfere in the election but they say there is no evidence of the russian government was specifically trying to show a preference for donald trump so what exactly the aim of this russian campaign was according to this committee we don't know and we won't find out until tomorrow tomorrow u.s. time march thirteenth that's when the democrats will get a hold of this draft copy of the order report that won't come out in its completion until april they do say there was some bad judgment exercise on the part of members
of the trump campaign donald trump jr and jared cushion or both of whom met in june two thousand and sixteen with a russian official but they say that nothing was specifically done wrong there that's despite the fact that the president himself helped draft a misleading statement explaining that meeting saying it was all about russian adoption what has been the reaction of democrats john and out of critics of the trumpet ministration. well democrats are in a bad spot because they won't get the full draft report for several hours now but adam schiff the ranking room a democratic member of that committee has said there is plenty of evidence of kind of collusion they've said that this investigation seems to have been supremely an interested in getting at the bottom of the relationship between the campaign and the russians they say that people testified people like steve bannon a top aide to president trump gave very little information at the request of the
white house they say those people should have been subpoenaed that there should have been follow up to those questions so behead a vacuum miti says he's not going to wait any longer for this this is all happening as the mole investigation is ramping up it's finding new things it's finding out investigating about a meeting in this say shows in early two thousand and seventeen in january in which erik prince said to be a representative of the trump administration he is challenge that was meeting with a russian official in the seychelles a meeting organized by members of the united arab emirates so as miller is ramping up this committee is ramping down and it risks looking like there was a white house a whitewash rather if miller later finds out that there was something wrong john hendren in washington thank you for that the white house has confirmed president donald trump will host the saudi crown prince on march twentieth the announcement comes as every fourth in the new york times accuses of using coercion and abuse to
seize billions of dollars in november the saudi government knocked up hundreds of influential people in a luxury hotel in a so-called anti-corruption drive led by the conference nomic been found on the article says some of the detainees were subjected to beatings and torture the saudi government has rejected deallocation it's. billions of dollars in deals could be done in qatar over the next few days where the latest maritime and defense technology is on show defense ministers and business leaders from around the world are among those checking out the state of the art design strop matheson reports. next to gun barrels and racks of missiles billions of dollars are being spent this is the doha international maritime defense exhibition where the theme is to bring countries together nowadays that the doctrine of the concept of the military operation has been changed it's nobody can now works alone that's why they had they should we should have looked up the cooperation between the between the countries
that call for cooperation comes despite qatar ensuring a nine month blockade by gulf neighbors including saudi arabia and the united arab emirates qatar denies allegations of supporting terrorism the organizers say the number of exhibitors has increased despite the tensions we were to cross the region for over ten years and the key to building long term relationships is a senseless handling of each individual country and characteristics the cultures and the requirements that i have the biggest buyer is likely to be cut off itself since june it's signed air defense contracts worth twenty billion dollars it's also been developing it's only quote saudi arabia and the u.a.e. have also raised their defense spending creating concerns about a regional arms race some global tensions have been put aside for this exhibition the u.s. is here and so is china india and pakistan both have warships that are both at the
nearby port at the root of all of this is money lots of it it's estimated that in twenty sixteen at this exhibition alone deals were done that were worth a total of over thirty billion dollars exhibitors say they're cautiously optimistic we are growing together with their development of the defense in the also for the call me it's not sectarian the country. together they are supporting each other. the weaponry stand silent but the buzz of business goes on rob matheson al-jazeera . still ahead on al jazeera parts of indian administered kashmir remain under curfew as protesters spent their anger against the police and in sports could this be the start of tiger's return to the talk show have all the action from the gulf is back performance in five years. i.
see some really nasty weather across southern parts of the u.s. recently just around the deep south this cloud of rain that's moving out of the ways the things squatting down that's not the end of it because this area of storms this area of low pressure every state link and i'm afraid it will become the third nor'easter in the space of just ten days affecting that northeastern side of the united states and by the time we go through monday into tuesday there we go with the cloud of the rain the snow tucking in across the northeastern quarter anywhere from around new york north which really certainly across new england seeing some really nasty conditions and some pos could see as much as maybe thirty to forty centimeters of snow so this could really cause some problems clear skies to come back in behind only thing too bad there a little chance of some
a snowy weather over towards the west coast as well even it's california could see some wintry flurries san francisco struggling to get to twelve degrees celsius seattle with a high of around nine degrees in between is settling down is quieting down a little sunshine a little sunshine same across much of the caribbean it's fine dry warm and sunny gorgeous tropical weather coming through for the most part with more cloud into the greater antilles on tuesday and wednesday but last year dry for most. refugee problem is something which is a geopolitical issue that's for governments international institutions to manage under one thousand refugees don't have the right to more freely on the other hand gord's can move freely as far and as much as they want it's multinational colonialism this is a v another mint over the democratic process these companies they just want the money europe's forbidden colony episode one at this time on al-jazeera.
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there with the news hour on al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories now the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says the united states agrees with britain's assessment that russia was likely responsible for the poisoning in the u.k. of a former russian spy and his daughter the british prime minister theresa may area said it's highly unlikely moscow was behind the poisoning of sega scrape bob and his daughter but moscow has denied the allegations. investigators are trying to find out why it bangladeshi and i know crashed in the past capital killing at least fifty people the u.s. banga airlines flight from dhaka missed the runway at katmandu airport and burst into flames in a nearby field and the united states is calling for an immediate cease fire in syria's rebel held eastern ghouta some facet of the united nations has warned the u.s. will act alone if the international community doesn't do anything more than a thousand people have died since the syrian government intensified its offensive in eastern guta last month. now this week marks seven years since assad of syria is
war the conflict has displaced millions of people and led to one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history. and reports. my eleven year old honey is still learning how to read and write on it but already he's witnessed things no child should ever see his home was destroyed his teacher killed when air strikes hit a school a year i think the teacher was standing by the window she told us she was going to get pens and paper before she could even go she was hit in the head we also heard die these type of stories have become common over the last seven years the number of people killed in syria is rising despite the approval of deescalation zones which were meant to reduce the violence. fatima managed to leave the violence in eastern guta her daughter and six grandchildren are still there phone calls how to
keep them connected number when i talk with my daughter she tells her youngest boy to say hello to grandma but hunger has made him so weak he doesn't have enough energy to speak. no one really knows exactly how many civilians have died in the seven year war in syria the u.n. stopped counting some years back but its last report said around half a million people have been killed the number keeps rising especially with the latest assault on eastern guta. a ceasefire agreed to last year was meant to protect civilians but some argue fighters who support bashar al assad's government use a to gain ground to scale or should. they force the russians. to . use as much force as they try. these crowded basements provide some shelter for besieged syrians but getting aid and supplies to them isn't guaranteed they go through the trash bins children go looking for left overs in case someone
left a piece of brid. it's easy to spot destruction in syria's ruined cities yet some still manage to imagine a future the sad. my dream is to become a doctor that way i can help and cure people the world is full of bombing and shelling a seven year war with no end in sight and millions anxiously hoping for a peaceful days ahead katia locus of the young al-jazeera amnesty international has released satellite images said to show me on mars military building infrastructure in areas once home to a range of muslims as describing the construction as a land grab meanwhile the un has accused man mars government of using a policy of four starvation against a range of villages in test time reports. life continues to be a misery at this were hinge a refugee camp in eastern bangladesh many of those who live here say they just want
to go back to their homes in myanmar's rakhine state if you are certain if they ever will what's also unclear is whether they will ever see justice for the abuses they faced abuses the u.n. describes as bearing the hallmarks of genocide there appears to be a policy of forced starvation and place designed to make life in northern rock kind unsustainable for a hanjour who remain amnesty international is also questioning whether the more than seven hundred thousand written injured displaced in months of violence will ever be able to return to their homes be satellite images appear to show areas where rohingya houses mosques and businesses once stood and where since the sort of the year there has been a rapid increase in the construction of myanmar military infrastructure including three new army bases construction the rights group is describing as a land grab. around three hundred fifty ridge of villages have been destroyed since unrest and rakhine state began last august eyewitnesses say the myanmar military
directed the burning of the villages and accusation the government denies despite an agreement with neighboring bangladesh to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of rohinton who fled over the border to safety it's looking increasingly unlikely many will be able to return to where their homes once stood as well as the new military infrastructure rapid road construction and other building has been seen in the area and in one case for him to villagers who had remained in myanmar were forcibly evicted to make way for an army base we're witnessing a genocide in real time the mistreatment of the rich by me and my military and me and mas authorities surely meets the criteria to be considered a genocide then we actually need to see sanctions back on the table this should be visa bans for the pipa trite as of these atrocities and that should include not just the military but it should should should include the civilian authorities of me and the me and mark government doesn't deny bulldozing the remains of the
wreckage of villages in recent months but says it did so to make way for the new homes for returning refugees u.n. investigators say it's been difficult to ascertain what's happening in rakhine state because it has largely been sealed off from them rights groups and the media in al-jazeera just in wintle is an historian in southeast asian affairs he says the satellite images prove the military campaign was deliberate. well i think it it points for a long that this thing has been choreographed by the bobbies military me and my military if you go back to the end of august when some. rebels would even want to call them launch putting small scale attacks into stations the response from the. men military was massive to clear a portion but more than that it turns out that they had been a buildup of troops within wreckin state which is where all these things. from the
beginning of war because now we're faced with what's called them after all these working and they've been mass exodus as before but this is on a scale of one no and now it turns out that they are building on the land which has been deserted who things have been going out for and again it looks as if it's part of a premeditated picture of the deaths of three suspected rebel fighters in indian administered kashmir has provoked protests at the funerals police have imposed a curfew in some parts of the main city srinagar priyanka gupta has more on the latest on rest was mourners packed the streets of chicago. it's a familiar scene in indian and instead kashmir the people caught between a government crackdown and an armed rebellion which is lasted for nearly thirty years india accuses pakistan of provoking the uprising government leaders in
islamabad deny storing undressed against the intergroup. this time some are moving the killing of three suspected rebel fighters in a gun battle with indian troops. police say they retaliated after coming under fire during a raid on a village in an impound district two of the three men killed have been identified as engineering students who police say became rebel fighters the other hasn't been identified. and we protested poured into the streets on news of their deaths street battles were fought with stones. and tear gas. the government ordered schools and colleges to shot to prevent more violence really bad. india is committing atrocities on the us india is violating the chastity of our system which we condemn in strong words what we would welcome. parisian there they're both sitting there brining that we don't want anything from anyone who does
hollywood florida last week police killed four people and two suspected fighters at a military checkpoint soldiers were accused of indiscriminate shooting indian troops are protected from prosecution by a controversial law in india and missed it kashmir human rights activists are routinely accused them of misusing that power priyanka zero children in the occupied west bank have held demonstrations calling for donations to help keep their schools open they're facing closures after the u.s. reduce its funding to the un relief and works agency is hoping to raise five hundred million dollars at a donor conference this week imran khan has more. the message here is that dignity is priceless it's aimed at the united states of america filled with held one hundred ten million dollars in funding for the united nations relief works agency they're the ones that deal with palestinian refugees and they still just say in the
occupied west bank this similar things are taking place in syria in lebanon in jordan and in gaza and this is very simple this is about humanitarian aid now some countries have already stepped up to try and make up that shortfall they've issued money towards under one however that's no money that's new money that was money that's already been promised under law it's just been delivered. it's incredibly important that we understand that each of the students you see around us here every day shows so much courage in coming to school despite all the constraints and the risks and to invest in their education and i cannot conceive or imagine that we would not be able to keep these schools open because of the financial situation the donor conference in rome on thursday will be crucial for underwrote to try and raise the money needs that it's not just the u.s. withholding funding there's a shortfall of about five hundred million dollars say a new or five hundred million dollars that's needed to keep schools like this one
open and this is just one of about seven hundred schools on row on iran. the u.s. president is being accused of borrowing to pressure from the n.r.a. after backing away from measures which would raise the minimum age for buying guns it comes after the white house announced it's setting up a commission to deal with gun violence the commission will push to arm teachers in classrooms can really help it has more. after weeks of student protests across the country calling for restrictions on gun ownership the white house has responded it's setting up a federal commission on school safety rolling out proposals the trumpet really strace and says will reduce gun violence. among the ideas of providing firearms training for teachers a move that's been sharply criticized by national education groups missing is something president donald trump promise in the days following last month's florida
school shooting raising the age limit for buying assault rifles from eighteen to twenty one as is the case with handguns were going to work or getting the age up to twenty one instead of eighteen the president's critics accuse him of backing off the age limit proposal under pressure from the nation's largest gun lobby group the n.r.a. on friday it filed a federal lawsuit challenging age restrictions on gun purchases put in place last week by florida politicians in a tweet on monday trump acknowledged his policy shift explaining he was watching court cases and rulings before acting states are making this decision. and just a day before the school safety panel was announced the president appeared to mock the idea of commissions suggesting they look good but are a waste of time we care just keep setting up blue ribbon committees with your wife
and your wife and your husband. and they me and they have a meal and they talk or. still the white house is in dorset bipartisan legislation to improve background checks for gun sales it's also calling on individual states to pass legislation giving law enforcement the ability to take guns away from those deemed mentally unstable. the trunk administration has also announced it's taken the first step in the regulatory process to ban bump stocks devices that increase a semiautomatic rifles rate of fire and were used last year in the las vegas massacre the white house is framing its action as bold steps to reduce gun violence but gun control advocates argue the plan falls short of what the president and michelle rhee promised kimberly help get al-jazeera washington.
welcome back and talk to is the largest unspoiled wilderness on earth famous for its wildlife but it's facing multiple threats from climate change to a dramatic rise in tourism our environment editor nick clark is on a greenpeace expedition ship in the weddell sea looking at the animals that call the continent home. life of the islands fringing the antarctic peninsula is
abundant a place of seemingly endless variety the whole region is richly biodiverse a living example of how things are pretty much free from the influence of man. a place to breed feet and grow. its pristine oceans full of marine species including more than a dozen types of whales but getting to see the astonishing wildlife here is by no means straightforward. the weather makes everything a challenge bit of a threat on today it's gusting forty to forty five knots we may bury her progress in the night right now back in the antarctic that hoping to get her bag which is where there's an argentine research station three want to visit that is also a colony of about one hundred thousand. and then by radio the argentine base says the winds have become impossibly strong and it now they have no way
things to me yet their mission is aborted and we have to wait another twenty four hours before making landfall on penguin island near the reasonably accessible tip of the antarctic peninsula a colony of chinstrap penguins territory with a large group of seals one making the most of the comfortable feathers of the molten juveniles of course the environment where these magnificent animals as wild life is living is incredibly fragile incredibly delicate there's all sorts of threats that they're up against from climate change to cruel fishing and then of course there's this tourism and the tourists come here the audience close to king george in their masses. some are prepared to pay top dollar to have the end all to experience there are some pressures that come from tourism so in the background we have a two hundred person tours ship take the number of tourists coming down here say
the beginning of the two thousands was somewhere around four five thousand a year we're now over thirty thousand people a year. two days later we arrive at hang-up point on the southern edge of livingstone island here another colony of chinstrap penguins healthy and in good shape they will look a group of gentoo penguins there's the distinctive beak of the southern giant but showing its young. or elephant seals all different species side by side on a grand scale but across the continent the pressure is building its crazy pace of change and at the moment colonies like this one seem to be doing ok but all it takes is one tide here and we saw in the east antarctica last year a penguin colony collapse to teach exploring. and and sort of the pace of change so quick we don't want to add additional threats things like fishing which is gradually expanding and is still in pretty good shape but it's apparent this unique
landscape needs to be very carefully managed as multiple threats interludes on the horizon. al-jazeera antarctica. times force. thanks very much will grace's top football league has been suspended indefinitely after the president of one of its clubs stormed onto the pitch with a gun even sufi this the president of power. ran on to confront the referee after his side had a late goal ruled offside during a game against a athens on sunday his gun was holstered it is hip but it led to chaotic scenes as the match was called off our correspondent john psaropoulos has moved from. the incident in which the owner of the facility team stormed the playing field with his hand on his gun which was resting on his right hip has met with universal condemnation by football fans and commentators today one person told me that he
should go back to russia mr seve this is a russian national greek descent another said that he should be arrested the police have put out a call for his immediate arrest on site because of his use of that weapon in public he has however apparently not shown up yet but these sorts of behaviors are of a piece with the ownership of the major football clubs in greece all of the four major clubs which have made it out of greece into the european u.a.e. for sponsored tournaments and championships three of the club owners have at one point or another been brought up on criminal charges this is not a scene in which owners are let's say responsible stakeholders in society they are seen rather a self-styled strongman who use soccer teams if anything to bolster their image in
greek society and bring more influence and pressure to bear on the elected governments now man just city have restored their sixteen point lead at the top of the english premier league standings pep guardiola side would to no. whenas stoke on monday silva scoring both goals of the match either side of hof time well it seems like a lifetime ago doesn't it since tiger woods dominated golf but on sunday we got a glimpse of what it might be like for woods to be back on top the fourteen time major champion found himself in contention for a victory at a p.g.a. tour competition for the first time in five his pay to stomach reports. the build spots have been chipped coldly wondered if tiger woods would be its twenty eighteen champion the fourteen time major winner has not lifted a tournament trophy in five years oh god that could change in florida woods was playing in just his fourth to them and since back surgery last april was he has
looked better and better each week was and on sunday he would call it a one hundred seventy to finish nine under par for the two of them and. that was enough to time second place alongside patrick reed. was his grinding i was just trying to put myself in there i knew that. i felt like eleven maybe twelve might do it because there are so many i stacked up there i thought somebody might come out of the pack from five or six and shoot a low one. but no one really day think cept for paul. ferry he put it on us and he got it done. in the end victory at the bells. would go to england's paul casey. this is only the second to eliminate women on the p.g.a. tour will be englishman. was peter standing just you know. there's
a blockbuster clash to look forward to at indian wells later on monday with venus and serena williams going head to head in the third round of thirty seven and thirty six years old respectively this will be the sister's twenty ninth competitive career meeting but their first since the two thousand and seventeen australian open which serena won while in the early stages of pregnancy to claim her twenty third grand slam singles title this is also serenus first tournament back since her daughter was born in september or venus and serena as rivalry stretches back twenty years their third round clash in california will be the earliest they've met in a tournament since they first played each other on tour in the second round of the one thousand nine hundred eighty and open now elder sister venus won that one but its arena who leads the head to head seventeen to eleven she's also won eight of their last nine meetings this match is also significant as the sisters had been jews to play at indian wells in two thousand and one but venus withdrew from their
semifinal with an injury it led to serena being subjected to booze and alleged racial slurs throughout the final it took her fifteen years and venus sixteen to return to play at the tournament again the eastern astros have been celebrating their two thousand and seventeen world series championship with president donald trump but they were both out to their push rican stars call us korea and carlos beltran beltran has previously been critical of trump's governments relief efforts following hurricane rio korea has been active in sending supplies to puerto rico he said itself was hit by a hurricane last year months before the astros' big victory something the trump chose to focus on during their visit there after the devastating hurricane harvey. incredible that what with what you went through that you're the champions with what you went through with harvey it was a really be fitting tribute what was really
a show of world spirit and houston strong you were used and strong and that is all the sport for now more later joe thank you very much more on our web site al-jazeera dot com the very latest on all of our top stories at al-jazeera dot com from me funny back to both thank you for watching for this news hour back very shortly with more well.
arts. conservation is helping kick the stove to recover its snow leopard population to see the results i traveled up to the remote nature reserve of saudi chat at a touch camera traps have identified a healthy population of up to twenty snow leopards as the technology improves we're finding all these ways in which our guesses are are getting corrected the latest evidence suggests there are more cats than previously acknowledged but the snow leopard trust believes it's premature to downgrade the cats on the international list of threatened species in syria thousands have disappeared without
a trace. forcibly taken from their families when the most terrible things are just to be done this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship of the mother sometimes a call to good brother to god to continue to be surely to the new culture of. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera. russia every jack's pretty shy minister terry semi's accusation that moscow is like him a sponsor of the poisoning of a former spy in the u.k. . company back to the.
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