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a passenger plane flying from dubai crashes after trying to land in russia. every on board was killed. welcome. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. the other top stories. extradition proceedings begin after belgian police arrest a suspect over the paris attacks last year. an agreement to send turkeys back to turkey. as filipinos begin to elect a
new president, fisherman hope it will rebuild their industry. a fly dubai passenger plane has crashed killing everyone on board. it was scheduled to fly four and a half hours. the second amounted landing went wrong. a local official saying the aircraft burst into flames after it crashed. jew as far as we know, the aeropla aeroplane erupted into flames after that second landing. >> reporter: yes. this is as far as we know. there are several versions of events that are floating around at the moment where all parties seem to confirm is that the plane initially tried to land at
around 1.40 russia time that ask 11.40 g.m. t where it aborted that attempt and then it went into a holding pattern, circled over the area for about two hours after trying that second attempt. that's when we have the different version of events. earlier it was said that the plane crash landed in the sense that it went down in altitude but was off the runway but the tail clipd the ground and the kraen crashed. a second version confidely quoted according to the control tower, is that actually during the second attempt the plane went down from an altitude of 9,000 metres to 4,000 metres and after that went into a freefall and nose-dived and crashed.
again, not on the runway, but 50 to 100 metres off the runway. at this stage investigators will look into the black box to know exactly what is happening. all of this is speculation at this stage. we do know that they found the voice recorder. they're looking for the data recorder how the flight crew decided to react to the weather is probably the most likely cause here. >> reporter: that is what experts are saying. that's also what they're saying the investigator committee said. he said that they're looking into two options. a technical nail ur due to bad weather or a pilot error due also to bad weather. what no-one understands really is why the pilot decided to sir kem and to stay on top of there.
there were other planes scheduled to land during that time. they were diverted to other airports. the light flight that landed was at 1.28 russia time. that is 12 minutes before the flight dubai was scheduled to land. since then no flights have landed. all of them have been diverted or simply did not take off from the departing point the french authorities will start the process of extraditing salah abdeslam who was wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in brussels after four months on the run where do we think he might be? >> reporter: we think he is currently with police here in brussels, although belgian media
are reporting that he is expected to be held in a prison pending that extradition. proceedings are expected to begin shortly. they will begin by tomorrow at the latest according to the timetable set out for these things. the process of removing him from belgian territory to french territory when you bear in mind all the form alits, by whatever lawyer. it can take up to weeks they will be asking him questions, who were your back up people, where were you living and where did you get your intel from >> reporter: there will be a lot of questions, what was his role on the night of friday 13 november, was it intended that she should survive. after all, the other attackers who were killed, who were the backers, what was the connection
with syria, how did they choose their targets, where were salah abdeslam radicalized. many, many questions that they will want to know the answers to in order to continue this procession of track itting other people who may have been involved either in providing practical, logistical supports or providing the motivation or ideology to which many young people have become aattached there have been a lot of speculation immediately after the attacks on november 13 at friday evening when so many people on lost their lives in paris which tried to get out of europe. on the face of it, it looks as if it's supposed to be he didn't want to do. >> reporter: exactly. there were so many rumors and so much speculation. at one stage it thought he escaped to syria. a couple of months ago i recall that the moroccan authorities had announced they apprehended
someone. when we start looking at the map of brussels in particular this neighborhood in molembek, it would appear over the last four months salah abdeslam after taking that over night journey probably only moved within a radius of maybe a kilometer or so. we know that he was holidayed up in that-- holed up in that flat. it would appear that he was one of the two people who took flight after that intensive shoot out outside that apartment in the forest district of brussels on tuesday. police noticed that the kel communications monitoring of the police noticed the sell phone linked to salah abdeslam in the past and had been dormant for a long time time. the other key piece of evidence that fingerprint found in the
flat. both the electronic evidence and that forensic evidence was able to give the police the indication that they really had finally narrowed down an area in which salah abdeslam was and, obviously, in that moment of panic he could only turn to people who he knew well, a family who were very close to his own family in the neighborhood where he grew up. of course, once you start hiding with people who are closely linked to you, it becomes easier for the police to track you down thanks very much. a judge in brazil has blocked the appointment of the former president lula da silva. hundreds of thousand supporters held rally in the city. it was in response to anti-government protests which took place in brazil earlier this wreek >> reporter: this is the heart land of the governing workers party. if they weren't heard here, they risk being drounld by the
opposition rallies. they criticized large sections of the media and judiciary which they accused of conducting a coup against the president. >> translation: here we have people who don't believe with dilma rousseff is doing but we don't want to see an end to democracy. >> reporter: many were here hoping to stee lieu address the crowd >> translation: this movement is more organized and we got more people than we expected. >> translation: we are ready to die if that is necessary. they will not take away from us the best presidents that brazil has ever have. >> reporter: there were similar scenes across brazil. this is to counter act the huge opposition rally last sunday. there have been 3 million people demonstrating across brazil.
a low turn out here would have been a catastrophe for the government. a large showing has polarized brazilian society. the opposition says it will respond repeating these protests, the biggest in recent history. indicating business ladders and major politicians. lieu is the man that this crowd, the government supporters, came to hear. >> translation: i'm not going into the government to fight. i'm going at the my colleague dilma rousseff to do what she needs to do for the country >> reporter: as he spoke the supreme court was blocking his aappointment to the cabinet day 6 of the latest round of syrian talks in geneva and the
focus shifts to a top level meeting between russia and the u.s. later this week. invoice stroi has had a meeting between john kerry and lavrov which could be crucial in reaching a meaningful deal. >> reporter: at the end of the first week of these talks a meeting between u.n. special ininvoice and the head of syrian government delegation ambassador. staffan de mistura has said he wants to get down to the key issue of political transition. when he spoke to reporters, at ambassador says r said he focused on principles that should govern the process. he did not take any questions. the main opposition block, the high negotiations committee, were holding an event to
commemorate the anniversary of the start of the war. they feel the government delegation led by the ambassador is not even empowered to discuss these issues. they believe he is just here to delay and disrupt things. >> he is not a decision there. we need a higher rank team that negotiate with us, a team that can make a decision right here in geneva because we can make a decision on behalf of all people. >> reporter: special envoy staffan de mistura says the fact that the caucus have not collapseed and there were no walk-outs was a progress in itself. the government's declaration of principles may lead somewhere. >> the principles are not just principles. they're the basis for then getting in too deeply into what we consider a common ground for what is the multiple issues, which is the mandate for the political transition. no question on that.
>> reporter: in those public comments, staffan de mistura was, perhaps, not as tough as he has been in recent days. i am told behind closed doors in their meeting, he had stern words for the ambassador, telling him it was time to stop the delay and get down to the real issues a 17-year-old palestinian male has been shot dead by israeli forces in the west bank. the victim was killed near the mosque in reb ron. it is said he tried to stab an israeli soldier. there has been continuing violence in the region since october 204 palestinians and 29 israelis have been killed. still to come here, tunisia remembers the victims of last years' museum attack. can rapid deforestation in pakistan be turned around by simply planting more trees. lanting more trees.
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on al jazeera. to recap the top stories. a plane flying from dubai to russia has crashed on its second attempted landing. all people were killed. bad weather, technical failure and human error all under investigation. belgian media reporting that the main suspect in the paris attacks in november is in police custody. salah abdeslam was wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid after four months on the run. the authorities in france will start the process now of his extradition. a judge in brazil has blocked the appointment of former president lula da silva to the cabinet of the current leader dilma rousseff. thousands of pro and anti-government has taken to the streets over her leadership style and the economic problems of the country what we know about what happened to the flight in
southern russian. there are conflicting reports about the last minutes of the flight. the pilots had to circle the airport ten times over a period of two hours. >> reporter: grainy picture from a security camera at the airport captured the last seconds of the flight f zchlt981. it was making a second attempt to land in bad weather. the bowing 72780 took off from dubai on friday evening bound for southern russia. it circled the airport for more than two hours. investigators say there were strong gusting winds at the airport. it came down 250 metres short of the start of the runway. as relatives and friends gathered at the airport, they learned that all 55 passengers and 7 crew on board were killed. it is a low-cost carrier based in the gulf. it has a strong safety record.
the airline says its staff are in shock. >> at this moment our thoughts and prayers are for those on board and their loved once ones and family. we're doing everything we can to happy those who have been affected. >> reporter: the russian committee ask looking into pilot area or technical failure as the most likely causes for the crash a dark day for humanitarian. that's how amnesty international has described the e.u.-turkey deal over the ongoing migrant refugee crisis. the e.u. will accept one refugee for each migrant returned to greek. they will receive thousands of dollars to finance the plan. >> reporter: it is a deal that will affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of stranded refugees and migrants. a game changer in the crisis
that has shaken the very foundations of the european union. turkey has agreed to play a crucial part in stemming the flow of refugees into europe >> turkey will be getting all those who are crossing to islands illegally, but meanwhile they will receive the same number of legal migrants from turkey. this is a very fair and encouraging steps for refugees as well as those who are looking for their future. >> i think this is a silver bullet. it is just one thing of the strategy and can work only if the two are also implemented. >> reporter: in return turkey has asked for the e.u. to double the amount of aid for refugees in the country to 6.7 billion dollars. turkey also wants a visa-free
travel for its citizen in the e.u. this could happen as early as june. the agreement will come into force at midnight on sunday. all my grant and refugees arriving in the e.u. after that will be processed and returned to turkey. >> under the agreement as many as 72,000 refugees could be eligible for resettlement here in the e.u. but there are now concerns that there could be a sudden surge of people trying to reach the e.u. before the sunday deadline. there is worry about the legality of the deal. there is some discomfort among e.u. state which are worried about returning refugees back to a country which they say has a questionable attitude to civil libts and human rights. >> this decision will violate european human rights. you cannot exchange money with people. to control the refugee flows
without providing proper training and access for refugees, the labor market. it will be nothing. >> reporter: when it comes to reducing the number of people arriving in europe, the e.u. needs turkey on side. turkey knows it has a powerful role to play tunisia marking a somber anniversary. it has been a year since the attack on the museum. 22 people were killed, mostly foreign tourists. >> reporter: this man says he is no hero, but his quick reaction last year helped save lives. when gunmen entered the museum, he helped lead a group of tourists through safety through a back exit >> i was in one room and it is a lib rinth inside the museum. shooting was outside the building. i was trying to calm the people
to be informed about what's happened outside. a few minutes later on, the shooting and with the you can cos became inside the hue seem. my people, let's escape and run. >> reporter: the attack on the famous museum was unprecedented. the two men responsible were tunisians who had received weapons training in libya. a few months later it happened again. this time a gunman killed 38 tourists at a beach hotel in the coastal towns of soux. dozens were targeted two weeks ago near the border. the government who carried out the attack got through these gates without being searched. since then those armed security at the museum and other historic sites. tunisia's government promises
tourists they will be kept safe. >> reporter: many tour operators have already cancelled bookings for the rest of the year. tourism used to generate two billion dollars a year. now it makes half of that. this wap p woman says the attacks electric no different than those in paris last year. she also admits the industry here must adapt. >> there are tremendous opportunities that are underestimated, i think, in the culture and heritage sector, which have not been the focus for investment and job creation. >> reporter: this mosaic commemorats the victims of attack. their faces and names will never be forgotten. it has been a traumatic year. people have shown resilience. they say their biggest enemy is
fear and they won't let it change their way of life the philippines is among one of the most exposed to natural disasters in the world. three years ago a typhoon killed thousands of people and displaced just as many. as the country prepares for presidential elections this may, they focus on climate change. a report from our correspondent. >> reporter: fishing villages like this one are slowly recovering. it has been tough. four generations of his family have earned a living from the sea. he catches very little now. two and a half years ago the typhoon devastated marine life here. he and his community continue to build their fishing industry. >> translation: for nearly two and a half years the authorities wasted time. politicians and national agencies are fighting over who is to blame for the lack of
action. i want to hear what they're going to do about the situation >> reporter: the effects were catastrophic. the category 3 storm destroyed anything in its path. as many as 7,500 were killed p and thousands more with displaced. a thousand were killed here and 900 of them fishermen. last year french president francois hollande came to see the effects climate change has had on the philippines. at the time french was proposing to host the summit on climate change. many of the schools and churches destroyed by the typhoon were used as shelters. reconstruction continues and houses are being built to potentially withstand any future nature disasters. the government has allocated 3.6 billion dollars to all storm-affected areas. aid workers say this is a step in the right direction.
>> more needs to be done to ensure that people's livelihoods are also protected. that needs investment. people need to be supported to change how they're actually earning an income and then there needs to be the necessary infrastructure around farming and around open centers to make sure that the current jobs that people have are not put further at risk when typhoons come. >> reporter: as filipinos prepare to go to the polls to elect a new leader, many like this man who live in coastal communities hope the new president will do more to help them pakistan is one of the world's most vulnerable countries to climate change. rapid deforestation is adding to that risk and to tackle the problem has government has pledged to plant a hundred million trees. >> reporter: the mountain slopes in the distance show how quickly forests in pakistan are disappearing. thousands of trees are being shopped down and transported by
illegal loggers. the timber markets is one of the factors causing deforestation. pakistan has already mitched an internationally agreed target for increasing forest cover by 2015. >> reporter: it is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. rapid defor esstation increases the vulnerability. they want the government to plant more trees which will help mitigate disasters and also help the soil retain more rainwater. conservationists say there is a link between forest destruction and land erosion and flooding. it is also tied to heat waves in many parts of pakistan. an initiative to plant a hundred million trees over the next five years. this nursery is in northern pakistan where saplings will be planted by local community that
rely on wood for their fires. >> about one million plants and by 6 million plants have been shifted to the plantation sites forestation. >> reporter: many have welcomed the planting effort but saying the government is destroying tree cover in cities. >> if you see islamabad, we are having a lot of defor estation. >> reporter: many are encouraged by the campaigns and achieving results by previous campaigns >> translation: we have many benefits such as financial, environmental and fuel that we get by trimming the branches of new trees. >> reporter: the most immediate advantage of planting these is we have cleaner air >> reporter: unless the program