program? the united nations is corn demg thecondemning the destruction of iraq's heritage. >> i think the destruction of artifacts as we're seeing in iraq today is reprehensible. it's in violation of the latest security council resolution we've just seen, resolution 2199. the director-general of unesco so the security council can address the destruction of artifacts. as you know when history is
destroyed, you also destroy is future of a country. you fuel sectorrism and even more violence. robbing the millenial culture of iraq puts its future at risk. seized bridge connects haditha with anbar at least 20 iraqi soldiers were killed in the battle. iraqi air strike has believed to have killed i.s.i.l. owner fighters and civilians. i.s.i.l. commanders are among the injured. now for many months videos showing a mast masked man threatening to behead westerners
in iraq and syria under the flag of i.s.i.l. have shocked the world. now he has been identified as a kuwaitykuwaiti, named mohamed 'em weighs. emwazi. >> you have proudly donated 100 million to kill our women and children to destroy the homes of the muslims. >> some weeks before american security services said their voice recognition software had helped identify what they call jihadi john. he became the narrator of an organization which tore through iraq and syria as much of the
world looked on in disbelief. inevitably, the question is already being raised as to what if anything the british foreign services already knew of emwazi. routinely hears complaints about muslims about their lives in britain, did know emwazi. told that he had been harassed by security services who blocked him from returning to kuwait where he was born. described as a beautiful person enraged by british authorities. >> we have created in the u.k. an environment in which the security agencies can act with impunity, can destroy the lives of young people, without any recourse, to be able to challenge them in an effective way. >> to add to it, cage linked him to people who had been angered
at experiences at the hand of british security. their efforts to maintain safety in the u.k. is always proportionate to the threat. whether or not the security services did try stop emwazi, they certainly knew who he was. the question was how dangerous he was because paf all this appears to be a successful young man, far removed from the stereotype of the isolated loser apparently at risk of radicalizing influence. >> at that time, in terms of the research we have done, looking at the people who go to syria overwhelmingly they are well educated not someone from deprived backgrounds. >> though until he takes the hood off it won't be known for certain, his parents don't
believe it's him but that's understandable. lawrence lee, al jazeera london. at least 197 people are now confirmed to have died in the afghanistan avalanche. homes, schools and mosques were buried in the northeastern province of pancha. nicole johnston reports. >> villages that they simply cannot contact at the moment there's estimates that some 200 families are unaccounted for at the moment. pafng authorities haveafghan security forces entering into pangier today 1,000 troops
in the area trying to clear the main road. there's there's only one road into pangea which is part of the problem. afghan security forces are hampered by the fact they don't have the necessary equipment or expertise. afghanistan's president ashraf ghani will be visiting the area, are getting supplies to people who desperately need it. pangea is where the political elite in kabul come from and that's putting additional pressure on to the government. many have sought refuge abroad but according to u.n. estimates there majority have been internally displaced more than 7.6 patrol. james bays has the latest from the united nations. >> reporter: almost exactly a year ago there was a rare
moment of unity in the council on the situation in syria. they voted unanimously for moor humanitarian access but since then situation has gotten much worse. the death toll declared by the u.n. then was 100,000. now it's agreed there are more than 250,000. they risk becoming a lost generation and inside syria the security council was told the international community is failing to help those living under siege. >> over 2 million people in aleppo and have been affected by willful denial of water and electricity by parties to the conflict this month. of the 200,000 people who are
besieged in conditions that deteriorate every day only 304 were reached with food in january. >> the barrel bombs are intensifying and increasingly, access to aid is being aused as aused as aweapon of war. u.s. ambassador samantha power says if this doesn't motivate, nothing will. al qaeda's early leaders has been convicted of conspiracy in new york. khalid. al bara, the saudi arabian was one of osama bashar al-assad's closest aids. a woman has been sentenced to six years for abusing her
maid. former employer was recently convicted of 18 charges ranging from assault to failure to pay wages. the high profile case has highlighted the plight of domestic workers abroad. rob mcbride reports. the judge amanda woodcock dismissed her claims by her defense attorneys that she was a good wife and mother and her obsessiveness of the clen linsiveness for the cleanliness of her apartment was only because of a skin allergy. law had been found quli guilty in a prevention hearing relating to not only this but another maid.
she kept her head bowed showing no reaction, in what was a packed courtroom. this is a case gaining international attention, rights advocates and oleana herself. came back to hong kong for the sentencing and gave her reaction to this case. she has said in the past that she might at some point be able to forgive mrs. law but in the meantime wanted to see the maximum sentence passed on her. further cases like this could possibly be avoided if domestic workers had greater legislative attention in hong kong. she has become a focal point for the rights of migrant workers here, a third of a million
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in new york have smashed statues that are thousands of years old. the film is genuine. the u.n. high commissioner for refugees, says syria's war puts the youth of their country a lost generation. and at least 197 people are now confirmed dead in an avalanche in afghanistan. more than a thousand soldiers are helping in the search and recovery operations. now thousands of university students in the philippines are protesting against a proposed increase in tuition fees. one of the items bringing the government of benino aquino
under fire. >> this is known as an area where thousands of protesters go to break into the presidential palace. now there are about 2,000 students who are protesting here. they come from different organizations all over the country and they are calling for the president's resignation. when he was sworn into office in 2010 that poverty and justice and really at the core of this issue is accountability. the protest is seen largely as an alleged abuse of those in government particularly those close to the president. there was a raid more than two weeks ago a raid that was led by a suspended police chief yet he managed to lead a very very crucial operation in mindanao,
for aquino to run this government is indeed a mistake for him. >> any response from the government? >> well, the president is saying basically that he intends to finish his term in 2016. that when when he was swarn into office in 2010 there was a very, very strong mandate for him that legacy of hope he was actually assigned to democratic icon. all that legacy of hope seems to have diminished at the moment. although they are expecting the series of protests will likely stop progress in the country. >> jamilla in manila. the indian government has released its most recent survey,
which will be it says over 8% this year. liddy dutt is in new delhi. what the indian is india's minister saying about it? >> not what indians can expect to see about their economy the year ahead the report card of how things have gone in the previous fiscal year. the biggest public program which is food eighth aide or the public distribution system the government has reported that it cost the government 20% more than it did the previous year and in terms of output there was more grain produced last year in the last fiscal year than produced in the lats lafsz last five.
farmers will be looking for answer he whether the budget was announced on saturday. we have been talking to some of them. >> for as long as he can remember joginza singh has sold most of the wheat he grows to the indian government. now his son won't follow him into the family business because politicians are talking about changing the state run system, if politicians decide to buy less grain, it will ruin him. >> translator: we are an agricultural country. if 70% are broken we become defaulters. how will the country operate? >> reporter: the government needs hundreds of millions of people by buying food at a set price like him. food is a sensitive situation in
india. makes political allies nervous. >> we have been given the government time, it will be dangerous for them and the country. >> reporter: india's food aid program is said to cost the state nearly $20 billion a year. while many benefit from it, it is considered as a huge burden on the economy. faced from opposition from disgrunddisgruntsdisgruntled farmer, they are looking creatively and moving on. it's been 15 years since he decided to invest in high tech farming methods. today he earns hundreds of thousands of dollars every year by selling high quality produce.
singh says farmers need to adapt if they want to survive. >> translator: our family farmer is notnot innovating. farmers will have to grow by innovation to remain profitable. it's one of the most highly anticipated budgets the of all times. will prime minister modi push through those economies that the
country really needs. >> liddy, thank you. liddy dutt there. wild elephants went on rampage, in search of food, caused severe damage to homes in the process. swam across the river to reach residential areas. a team of rangers have been led in to lead the ma'am malls back into the forest. recaptured from the army in boko haram in the northeast. his first stop was in adamawa state. from there he went to bagwa a ceakey town. >> translator: the government department will handle their position. that is good as a president for you to appreciate the exactly
what they are talking about. i'm very hopeful the journey to end boko haram is commenced very aggressively. first demonstration against the syriza party since it was formed last month. the unrest comes ahead of a german parliamentary vote on whether to extend a life line to grease. an aggressive campaign to tackle an outbreak of measles. from berlin, nick spicer reports. >> a public campaign to get children vaccinated against measles.
but not be everyone is complying. in alternative medicine she says what they went through ask better than the possible side effects of vaccinations, which she calls bad allergies an a bad immune system. >> for sure, i don't want to vaccinate my children. >> there has been a spike in cases over the last month 570 cases. several were asked to stay home because they hadn't been vaccinate. a day later an 18 month old child died of the disease. it is a goal members of the governing coalition still think
it's worth working towards. even though making vaccinations mandatory. >> my view as a doctor, if i take a strong position on science and reject modern day science and so on, so forth that's fine about it concerns my health. but it is not so fine if it concerns the health of children who may take away diseases from which they will never recover. >> reporter: the government says it wants most of all to reach parts of the public that may not have got the message yet before worrying about parents who don't trust conventional medicine. nick spicer, berlin. an arjenan argentineian judge says there's not enough evidence
against cristina kirchner. >> this is very, very good news for president cristina kirchner. had this case gone otrial, she would have faced the humiliating fact of having to defend herself. the timing could not have been better she steps down at the end of the year and likely ton defensive she will likely sound victorious. however, it is not over yet for the president. the prosecution can appeal and in the same week as judges and prosecutors accuse the governmental of pressuring the judicial system there may likely be charges founded or not that she tried to pressure the judge and may have had a hand in the ruling.
>> battling a wildfire that has been raging for days. large areas of forest have already been destroyed but authorities classified the fire as the worst in the region ever. a state of emergency has been declared. footbridge to the machu picchu ruins has collapsed. disrupting food supplies for the last nine days, demanding a cut in diesel prices. brazil's government has offered to extend a year for new vehicles. controlling download speeds,
john hendren reports. >> the u.s. federal communications commission has decided it will treat the internet like a utility and there will be no fast lane. >> with a shout out for 4 million americans who took their time to share with us their views. today history is being made by a majority of this commission. as we vote for a fast, fair and open internet. and with that, i will call for the yeas and nays. all in favor say aye opposed the ayes have it. >> tom wheeler had voted to do away with so-called net neutrality but the question was whether to let internet providers to charge a premium for what would be a second
internet, a farve faster more reliable internet. think of it this way speed makes or breaks the companies that use the internet. faster sites have the advantage. the idea of net neutral tralt is thatneutralitythat's what makes the internet such a revolutionary business tool. everyone reaches everyone else at the same speed. but for years the internet providers have argued that they should be able to charge more for a faster form of the internet, essentially creating a separate sprat lane for those lane for those who could afford it. that segregation would kill the often and free internet as we
know it. now the fc will regulate the internet the same way as he regulates telephones. the highways. john hendren, al jazeera washington. >> there's more on our website aljazeera.com. he famously declared himself a gay american and disappeared from politics, jim mcgreevey put the issue of sexual tolerance on the table. tonight - i ask the former governor if you can be openly gay and run for public office in america in 2015. power to the people not the pol tins. a look at the movement to let citizens decide directly how to spend the taxpayers money. i'm ali velshi this is "real money".