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hello i'm adrian finnegan this is that he is out live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes aid workers begin to move syrians desperate for medical care from a rebel held area of the capital damascus. the government of the philippines reaches out to help people displaced by storms and political violence. vote counting underway in liberia's runoff presidential election. and the legacy of pakistan's first female prime minister benazir bhutto ten years after the nation. aid workers have begun to evacuate critical patients from eastern guta in syria's capital damascus sixteen people have died while waiting he sent goods is one of the last remaining rebel strongholds it's been under
a tight government siege since twenty thirteen of the target of hundreds of airstrikes and artillery attacks that's caused severe food and medical shortages for around four hundred thousand syrians trapped last month the u.n. calls for five hundred people in need of urgent medical care to be allowed to leave but it was only after long negotiations that twenty nine of the most critical cases were approved for medical evacuation the syrian medical syrian american medical association says that four of those patients have now been taken to hospitals in damascus and those remaining are expected to be moved over the coming days let's go live to what beirut to al-jazeera says anahata is monitoring developments. from syria she's with us now so for those patients have now been moved to a hospital in damascus what about but the remaining twenty five. well undoubtedly this is a welcome move but it's not enough really just
a small fraction of those who need urgent medical care now the deal that has been reached between the syrian government and the main rebel groups racialist in eastern involves the evacuation of twenty nine critically ill patients in return for the psalmist to release twenty nine prisoners in its jails so four people have now reached hospitals in damascus the rest of the twenty two others are going to be you know evacuated over the coming days the majority of the twenty nine people are women and children people who suffer from chronic diseases people who suffer from cancer kidney failure these diseases really cannot be treated in eastern because there's a lack of medical equipment there is a lack of medical supplies you did mention that this area has been under siege for four years and in the past few months that siege really has been tightened so a welcome move but there are still hundreds who need urgent care according to the
united nations four hundred ninety four names that is the list that they have a priority list with the u.n. humanitarian chief saying the number is only decreasing not because we're evacuating them but because they are. one of the four hundred thousand people who live in the east and the water conditions like for them. well very difficult like we mentioned a four year siege there used to be smuggling routes they were able to get good. routes but the prices really are very expensive. the government has closed those smuggling routes whatever food is available the prices of course very expensive in some areas they're able to grow some food but it's just not enough aid agencies the united nations they have been appealing for the last time. was in september but it was only enough food for forty thousand people there are four hundred thousand people in eastern now this has been a government policy the so-called starve and surrender. they put so much pressure
on the people that they say that the rebels have no other choice but to lay down their arms and accept to be evacuated to the northern province which is controlled by the rebels been talking to activists on the ground in the people and they don't want to leave our homes but the pressure keeps growing. it is the only way those routes that will allow aid to come in and out will open and i think steve's at the heart of their life in beirut the government of the philippines is setting up more than six hundred temporary shelters for some of the thousands of people displaced by conflict in the city of the army read to the area from separatist eisel linked fighters in october after a five month siege. mcbride reports now the plight of displaced people has been made even worse by flooding as a result of tropical storm tembin. for people displaced by the more we fighting
life in a muddy camp with open drains was already miserable then came the floods. some tents were washed away and all of them were strong and that the bureau family's possessions are still a wet pile and they go to sleep in the dam. their neighbor for an hour and her family lost their home and business in the fighting now her daily battle is with the water and mud to keep it out. you have to constantly think about where to put your things in made out he had money and could eat properly and i could go to school in the city bears the scars of the months of conflict between government troops and fighters linked to eisele for now which is quiet but there's still a threat of renewed hostilities and martial law in mindanao has been extended for another year but on the edge of the city signs of hope new permanent homes are being built for displaced people president rod rigo deterred who's from mindanao
has promised to find a lasting solution to the conflict for him this project is an important step on the road to peace it's an ongoing dialogue fomented out the conflict holds up development the lack of money and jobs then fuels the underlying discontent and none of this is helped by being battered by storms from her tent home for an ample one can see the new houses being built on the opposite hillside but doesn't know if she will get close to moving into one i hope one day we can make a new start and living in one of the new houses would help. for now the new houses are far outnumbered by the thousands of tents. look bright al-jazeera city southern philippines vote counting is underway in liberia's presidential runoff between former footballer george weah and the current vice president joseph block i despise a low turnout election officials have praised the process that is expected to
produce the first democratic transition of power in more than seven decades al-jazeera as mohammed atta reports now from monrovia. thousands lined up to vote in more than five thousand polling stations across liberia arriving long before the stations opened the tunnels however nowhere near the heart of the foss town held in october that had been delayed twice after being contested in court amid claims of a declared it is in the foster round officials say the reduction of candidates from twenty two just to may have cost the among voters a can go for. the person to score small this morning and i hope. this morning the qantas's between a former international football star george where and why is president just what guy the we know would replace africa's first female head of state ellen johnson
sirleaf who came to power after the country's lost civil war twelve years ago i'm not as they were losing him to do this there's virtually no they said to me and i'm going to win. now we know george seventy two year old walker has served as layby as vice president since two thousand and six he too wanted in the capital and red deer because of the curse of democracy we went in one way during your work and i would use it to. we have today we're going through a difficult process isn't working to the president or do we are willing to live with the. promising peace in liberia and also want to corruption in sport as countries if the results hold it will be the first time in generations that led billions will witness the transfer of power from one elected leader to another international observers also praising what they call
a violence free pool sis and finally in liberia the ballot box replaced ballots but this is a big election for everyone who's following democracy west africa the trend has certainly been you know more towards the democratic shift and really rooting that was firmly and i think that is what we will see here in liberia today the liberian people are determined to do it they're ready to do it. and i'm i'm very confident they will. commission has two weeks within which to declare the results it's official so how about confident that we'll have them ready in four days mohamed atta will just. be. managing director at africa intel investment which is a consultancy that focuses on research and investment in the region he says that weeding out corruption will be the biggest challenge for the women. the turnout is the result of time it's going to festive period build. understandably.
quite difficult but some let me turn now to what's left ignites on christmas. day for allies is not a choice it's in the very popular candidate and an incumbent citizens are familiar with a dog very much that's the result will be any difference from what you saw in the first shot in reality what the us when is who is succeeding the economy then you know the points if your points. and you give them the political but they need to make bold. policy actions. to succeed if they do otherwise not talk it and so experience as they were. told it will it will depend on how. well it's got. whoever wins to ensure that this is the
on corruption on the left gun country is a tickler attorneys usually much marco political convenience. if you wish to do those benefits and if it. was. let me go look what you let. well all delete. although i use a large boats on those rolls. only. the u.s. has imposed sanctions on two north korean scientists that it says a senior figures in pyongyang's missile program the us is that kim jong sick and repeal. have led the development of nuclear missiles it's the latest move by the u.s. to pressure pyongyang to abandon its weapons program. the air of south korea's electronics giant samsung is appealing against his conviction and sentence in a corruption case. was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in
a bribery scandal that also saw the impeachment of the country's former president park geun hate prosecutors have argued that lee j. young should serve a twelve year prison term the high court is expected to rule on his appeal next month south korea says that a deal with japan to settle the decades long comfort women dispute fails to meet the victims needs in twenty fifteen japan agreed to pay more than eight million dollars to projects helping korean women who were forced to work in japanese military brothels during the second world war but survivors say they want direct compensation south korea stopped short of saying that it will scrap if it will scrap the deal. the detention of two reuters journalists and mann ma has been extended for a further fourteen days we loan and cure so who were arrested earlier this month after meeting police officials on the outskirts of yangon myanmar accuses the pair of planning to share illegally acquired information with foreign media reporters
were covering the crisis affecting rohingya muslims in rakhine state they've been allowed to meet families and lawyers outside the hearing. we were just carrying out our jobs as journalists we have been detained at the criminal investigation department we never violated our journalism ethics. i want my husband to be free soon and i trust him that he would never violate the rule of law he has good morals so he should be free soon. which is chief operating officer reginald spoke to al jazeera about the arrests he said that information from me and mouth or a tease had been hard to come by. we don't believe they've done anything wrong we think they're completely innocent of all wrongdoing you know they're reporters they report they go out they gather facts. there you know i'd rather not talk about what they were working on but certainly everything that that they were doing you know was the gentleman journalism and to accuse the you know of having secrets of some
kind seems to be a stretch what they're working on you know is good important stories but nothing that would that would rise to the level of you know. challenging national security that's what the law is about and that's such a broad law in any case right it's an official secrets act that's from colonial days that's very broad you know pretty much anything that the government. is of official or deems of you know national security can be can fall into law which means pretty much anyone can fall afoul of it in any given time so again until we have some access to them and we don't have any access to them we don't know what questions they've been asked we don't know what the government is looking for and frankly they won't tell us either here or the news are from al jazeera still to come on the program a remote road linking a man to yemen has become a path for refugees coming out of aid headed in plus. i'm going to be in london with some of the t.v.
reporters to carry out the most delicate operation but could robots be taught to fear for women all around them. and in sport defending gulf cup champions cata or risk of making an early exit from this year's tournament the details coming up a little later but. it's five months now since i saw fighters were driven out of mosul in northern iraq the city was devastated on the ice was ruling during the iraqi government's fight to retake it but some citizens celebrate christmas. for the first time in years there are signs that mosul's businesses are beginning to recover but of the phillips reports. in parts of mosul it seems a city is coming back to life the people relieved the economy reviving. mahmoud a tailor saw all his equipment destroyed during the shelling somehow he must start
again. i cannot resume work simply because i'm short of materials i need textiles and other equipment businesses and tradesmen must join hands to bring back life to decision the state and the people must come together and this has not happened yet. mosul famous for its markets selig projects from the surrounding countryside now the crowds have returned the people hope the city has left its darkest days behind and how to think. how to get there more you're making swift progress at all levels industry commerce the movement of people we had not expected things to go so fast we are confident the residents of know and most will want to help the federal and local governments. but all the streets west of the tigris the tangled deborah of war has barely been moved this all that remains of
the old commercial center the reconstruction of mosul's buildings and its people's confidence will take many years but to be phillips al jazeera. it's been ten years since pakistan's first and only female prime minister was assassinated benazir bhutto was at a campaign rally when she was shot and then killed after a suicide bomber detonated explosives reports. tens of thousands of people are coming from across pakistan and from the religious gadkari to cross the province of st it had always been the stronghold of the bordeaux family get on people's party the provincial government and today of course they will be commemorating the tenth anniversary of been a good board over the very large gathering we have seen tens of thousands of people coming. out. also the party leaders will be a great thing
a large rally just months before general election are due to take place it will also be a show of strength by the party but it will be important to be aware that the party is still very popular across the country there is no denying the fact that been a good boy. by the people although she is no longer alive but how body is going to get the watch because of benazir bhutto son bilawal bhutto the chairman of the party will also be a great thing that large gathering here and it will of course be a shawl. by the pocket on people's party speak that as a as a professor of politics and international relations quite quite as m. university he joins us now live from istanbul good to have you with us as far as you're concerned what is benazir bhutto's legacy ten years old.
i'm sorry i think we're having a few problems with the line too is all about that we'll try and restore that get back to that interview a little later in the program in the meantime we will move on russia's president vladimir putin has been nominated for reelection he's running as an independent candidate but he's backed by the pro kremlin united russia party he's expected to win his fourth term in march putin is so far refrained from campaigning but has praised his government's management of the economy russia has rebounded from its worst recession in two decades. the. solution of course these would be difficult years for both the country and for those who had to ensure stable development and overcome the difficulties that stemmed from the world economy i can say that the russian government not only did everything that it could but in my opinion even more than that you have essentially solved all the economic tasks at hand but the electoral commission has allowed t.v. personality casein the subject to run against putin in next year's election subject
is nominated by the group civil initiative and is the daughter of putin's former mentor anatoly sobchak the first elected mayor of st petersburg but critics say her decision to run plays into the hands of the kremlin by creating an artificial contest. the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics is changing health care more operations are now carried out by surgeons using robots laurence leaf finds out if we should let machines look after us. guys hospital in central london and a man is about to have his life chances vastly improved with the help of the robles . he has prostate cancer the surgeon and his team would in the past have cut him open and felt around with their hands. but now they insert choose.
and then we let the robot. soon the surgeon is at a console moving the robot remotely it's fine tools stitch up the man's colon before moving in to perform the operation. in principle you could have the surgery carried out or part steps of the surgery did a very clearly defined carried out by a surgical instrument that was basically set up until today i had laser eye surgery only ten years ago and i know for fat that the op thousand did my eyes a he met devon think he set a machine hit a button and there was a machine that did the surgery wasn't. all kinds of surgeries are done like this welcomed by those lucky enough in the rich world to have an operation made quicker and less painful than in the past. but the new frontier is not in medicine but in care the robot succumbing to help the aged to consider the role that robots can
have in caring for those we love is surely at the sharp end of the debate around automation in the human world after all robots home to modes that don't have the human touch and so how do we as human beings feel about outsourcing the duty of care to machine in the coming weeks these dimensions sufferers as a care home in north london will have robots for company the owners run dozens of places like this across the u.k. they want to roll the machines out everywhere because what we're dealing with is a dimension residents people who forget who have a memory lapses and if robots could remember. things about them or their cultural needs aboard that have it's about the back end of living and if they could relate this to a nuclear or even an agency staff was coming in it could be a lot of emotional things that it is these people experience because when you
forget things you get agitated and you cannot recollect what you really forgotten how are you very and you robots like this it is dark you could help organize delivery of medicines or relatives could skype their loved ones through it screen but cannot love but it is argued they could help dispenses the agonizing question is whether we want them to i think ethically it's undesirable. robots take the place of carers for these specific issues of being reassured you know being helped to death and so on i think very few people would say that we should staff our hospice with robots i mean at the end of life that's really where you want a completely human type of interaction in parts of the world robotic care assistance has already been viewed by people as socially acceptable. in japan a nation of technology lovers with an ageing population is becoming common but will
carers ever be replaced by machines it would surely to questions about how much we value our own humanity lawrence lee al jazeera london and throughout the day on thursday you can see the final part of our series on our special intelligence a future with robots and ai is coming and it's going to affect us all over the we like it or not in the final part of our series al-jazeera talks of seeking to reduce the fallout. about what the steps goal to here with a weather update for us on the news hour but still to come on the program as tension rises on the korean peninsula hopes for a north south family reunions fade. at its course an english resurgence of the ashes cricket board that fire up in about twenty minutes.
through a tranquil rave you can you. can feel it seems and it's in the shade going to like. hello there it's certainly feeling very very wintry for some of us in the northern part of asia at the moment and it's japan that we're focusing on today because that's where we've seen some of the largest amounts of snow these pictures from hokkaido they're showing just how much snow that they've been seeing very deep snow falling i've seen around one hundred seventy seven centimeters on the ground but that's most likely on the top of mountains of poor itself had twenty four centimeters so certainly a lot of snow around and there's more still to come now the reason for all the recent snow is the swirling area of low pressure there you can see all the wind spiraling around it and as the winds make it over the sea of japan we see the snow cloud just off the coast of russia and the eastern parts of china there but then the clouds begin to pop up and that's because the winds pick up all the moisture from the sea of japan and then that moisture they've been deposited along the
western coast of japan as snow so that's why we've seen quite so much snow here and it's not only wintery weather that we've been seeing has been brought on some very very strong winds as well one hundred forty two kilometers per hour that was the strongest gust of wind that i saw and there's more wintry weather still to come most of it as we head through the day on thursday will be in the northern parts of honshu there certainly cold though further north minus three in sapporo and that snow doesn't really go anywhere over the next twenty four hours. the weather sponsored by the time race. under the it sounds like an agreement between a criminal boss just like trading in stolen goods that have been taken by the place if anyone ever comes to ask the question is for throw their hands up in the air and say i don't know i was just nominee director we're doing a investigation in syria. ukraine did you a bribes you've been corrupt i don't know i've been not corrupt i did just the
president say al jazeera investigations the only gods coming soon. an underground fire has been burning for over a century beneath india's largest cofield. now open cast mining has put the flames to the surface with devastating consequences for the local population. as communities are destroyed and thousand suffer from toxic fumes what lies behind this human and environmental disaster people in power the burning city at this time on al jazeera.
and i get good to have you with us adrian for the good here in doha but the news out about zero top stories this hour aid workers have begun evacuating about c. medical cases for the besieged area of east and go to in syria's capital damascus many have been waiting for months during that time the u.n. says that at least sixteen people have died the area has been surrounded by government forces since twenty thirteen. the government of the philippines is setting up more than six hundred temporary shelters some of the thousands of people displaced by the conflict in the city of morale we called the army retort the area from ice a link. separatist fighters in october following a five month siege robbie's also battered by tropical storm temple last week. pakistan is marking ten years since its first female and only prime minister was assassinated that is here bhutto was at a campaign rally when she was shot at and then killed after a suicide bomber detonated explosives she served two terms as prime minister.
turkey reportedly wants to use a military base in the rebel held syrian province and it libbers an observation post turkish troops are already deployed in some areas of it live as part of a deescalation agreement but the region has recently come under heavy attack by president bashar al assad's forces of his era say the honda has more now from beirut. those who were killed in this airstrike were internally displaced syrians a woman and her two children their new home a tent has been destroyed whatever belongings they had now rubble they moved to tell it to convolute in the southern edges of the rebel controlled province of idlib and search for safety but in recent weeks the region has been the target of heavy airstrikes. the displaced from came here the planes came and hit them they're targeting civilians there are no unfortunates here where do you want us to go or i it's not clear if the bombing raids are being carried out by syrian
government planes or those of its ally russia but what is clear is that the strikes are only increasing. they are putting pressure on the civilians the civilians will pressure the rebels not to fight because the regime has made major advances on the ground. they want people to hazed arrivals and the regime is trying to pressure the rebels to agree to a political settlement. the stepped up airstrikes coincide with a ground offensive by pro-government forces who have been advancing from the northern countryside of hama and the southern countryside of aleppo towards. they entered small parts of the province advancing into the administrative borders for the first time since the rebels forced them out of and two thousand and fifteen an all out assault on. many of whom were other areas by pro-government forces it's still not clear whether the government. the whole
province or whether it's just. control of some areas in the countryside. what is clear is that the government wants the air base back it is one of the largest military airports in the north turkey reportedly wants to use that base as an observation post already its military is deployed in some areas of as part of a deescalation deal. it is supposed to be a safe area. the opposition now fears the presence of al qaeda linked fighters and it will be used by the government as an excuse to step up the bombing campaign they also fear that pro-government forces are no longer busy on other fronts and are now turning their attention to adlib. beirut the saudi led coalition is being blamed for an ass strike on a crowded market in yemen that killed at least twenty five people including several children more than thirty others were wounded in the western. rights groups of
accused the coalition of bombing civilian gatherings across yemen since the start of its campaign against the rebels in march twenty fifth well since the war in yemen began one escape route from the fighting has been by road across the border into amman some of money is a driving in the opposite direction taking truckloads of aid towards the battlegrounds matheson reports from moscow. for over forty days mohammed has been waiting he has on call his brothers and their seventy year old father have traveled over two and a half thousand kilometers to muscat from their home in the yemeni port city of aden lyon a lot of the services in aden are very bad there is no electricity water or food we have to buy it from the black market and it costs too much life is very difficult. father has spent those six weeks inside the muscat apartment they all share he has cancer he has
a visa for treatment in germany mohammed is his father's official companion but his visa hasn't come through him and the health system in yemen has almost collapsed they can only do simple first aid and basic operations but for serious illnesses there is no treatment and people can't afford it much of yemen has been ripped apart by fighting between hooty rebels and saudi led forces backing the internationally recognized government months old friday and many hospitals have been destroyed the government of a man doesn't issue official statistics to show of the number of yemenis there are in the country people who've been injured in the fighting or people who've escaped here and need medical treatment have been treated by the hospitals here but amman is very concerned that the fighting in yemen is going to spill over the border and because of that it's tightening its border controls and that's going to make it more difficult for people like muhammad and his uncle to come to amman so some
omanis are taking aid to yemen not at all just climbing has been three times already. in october he took three trucks filled with food clothes and blankets over time when i'm going there is given hope to go again ok not because i didn't go for fighting my truck is not for fighting is to helping people. on the last journey seventeen year old sultan of reality you finally persuaded nasser to take him to more concerned with the safety of those people there and the problems which we visited now and i wish and he made you questioned comes and remove this problem. mohamed says he has no intention of staying away from yemen it is not. he and his family who work in construction and when the fighting stops they say they will have to rebuild their country rock matheson al jazeera at.
egypt has appealed to the world bank to help resolve a dispute with ethiopia over a dam on the river nile foreign ministers from both countries have been missing in ethiopia as capital as of about the government says the hydroelectric dam is a much needed project for a country that regularly suffers blackouts what egypt fears that it could reduce the flow of the nile. we usually work and cooperate to avoid any kind of tension and there are some issues that should be taken away and separated from others and i think the water issue of egypt sudan and ethiopia should bring us together in the union because it's the issue related to the future and the interest of the three countries. this will not bring any significant harm upon the egyptian side and we are working at the state of this we are trying to be very transparent the important thing here is that if there are any concerns that come from the egyptians we are working very closely to solve. as twenty seventeen draws
to a close we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families around the world in our final report today we focus on the crisis between north and south korea and its impact on families florence louis spoke to a man who's been separated from his father for nearly five decades. this is one of kong and charles' treasured possessions it's the only photo he has of him with his father he was two years old when he last saw his dad nearly fifty years ago it wasn't until he was nine that he found out the truth and. i asked my mother when he was coming home she told me he was on a business trip to the united states and will be home for christmas i believed her and waited and waited his father. had been traveling on a domestic flight in south korea but it was hijacked and flown to north korea the incident sparked an international outcry north korea eventually returned most of
those on board the flight that refused to allow eleven of us to leave including kwan's father. there was a time i hated my father so much because i was told by my family that he stood out too much during ideologist sessions in the north he would argue with the of dorothy's and that's why he wasn't sent back to hong has spent much of his adult life campaigning for his father's release setting up a group to the south korean government and international community to pressure north korea to release the remaining crew and passengers. when there were tensions around the korean peninsula intensified my father's case was pushed aside whenever there were any issues between the core yes and our story became the least priority it's a tragedy my family has to carry look inward. and security concerns on the peninsula have deepened this year in september north korea tested
a hydrogen bomb weapons experts also say north korean scientists appear to have made rapid progress with each missile test and could possibly combine nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities by next year. one realizes these developments will make a reunion more unlikely but he's certain his dad still yearn for hope and he tried to defect in two dozen thirteen i heard that the rest of the people in his group who made the same attempt were all executed the one who then in march two thousand and sixteen i heard he was living in punk song but was told last december you know that those surveillance was too strong for anyone to approach him or took on that idea. but one is not giving up determined to be reunited with his father no matter what it takes florence lee so police in mexico have arrested a suspect in the murder of a crime journalists the man is accused of planning the killing of miroslav
a breach in march the journalist was shot several times as she drove out of a gal raj mexico's one of the world's worst dangerous most dangerous countries for reporters according to the committee to protect journalists at least ten have been killed this year alone. the search and location works continue to achieve the arrest of the other people responsible for the homicide and want the public prosecutor's office the state's general prosecutor's office processed the suspect will present the main elements of the investigation and its methodology this past year has seen numerous process in mexico denouncing violence against journalists activists accuse the government of not doing enough to protect reporters or to bring their killers to justice mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as we said at least sixteen were killed in the last three years. scientists finding vast amounts of plastic in the world's oceans as the junk degrades it turns into microscopic pieces that end to the food chain through fish
the people of seattle in the u.s. a found a unique way to reduce a little the waste and to recycle it well brunell's reports. the streets around seattle's famous pike place market are full of cafes and restaurants the coffee is delicious but single use cups utensils and straws generate q.j. amounts of paper and plastic waste in this environmentally conscious city an activist group called lonely whale is urging people to think twice about throw away items leaders called the campaign strongest in seattle so we really wanted to start with something simple that every single one of us every single day and that item is just the other great thing about. don't you worldwide people use one billion plastic straws a day in the united states mia five hundred million. every day there are.
those that find their way into the breakdown into micro profit and when a marine animal is that they have a fifty percent mortality rate so it's a significant. part of their unfortunately the strongest in seattle campaign began in september twenty seventh teen and resulted in two point three million straws being permanently removed in that month alone lonely whale has launched what it calls a global viral media challenge called stop sucking and it plans to take the strongest campaign to twenty cities worldwide in twenty eighteen the campaign is not only meant to reduce plastics in the environment it also aims to get people thinking about art. throwaway culture every time we talk about fingers positrons everybody's mind bang goes to hell what about bob hopped over there's another boss
to go over there and are we talking to her about i don't know as well seattle began restricting plastic waste a decade ago starting with a ban on styrofoam takeaway food containers and disposable plastic bags officials want to help mold a major shift in public attitudes really the bigger thing is getting people to stop and to think do i really need this i have this single use thing is this something that i really need to use right now i'm going to use it for five to ten minutes and then i'm going to throw it away and it's going to go to a landfill so that's really the bigger issue is having people kind of raise and in their consciousness a pushback against the culture of easy come easy go disposables that offers hope for the health of our planet's oceans and the creatures who live in them rob reynolds al-jazeera seattle. and exhibits in new york is highlighting works by eight unlikely assists that will form a occurrence inmates at guantanamo bay the paintings off a glimpse into life inside one of the world's most secretive prisons was
a serious cable is under reports. it's an exhibit where the artists were also inmates in fact some still are all these works painted by eight inmates at guantanamo bay detention center half of them currently being held the other half subsequently released after years in detention and one day i got a call from a lawyer he said would you be interested in displaying my client had made a kuantan in a bag and i said what do you mean those are from guantanamo bay and we went from there the theme of some of the paintings is dark not surprisingly for inmates who have spent years imprisoned or were interrogated some tortured sharks in an ocean is the work of them a yemeni inmate who's been held without charge for the past fifteen years he signs all of his art work with his prison number two for two piece work are fairly skilled there is darkness but as the curator told me there is also some light i was
surprised to see how calm and peaceful many of the paintings were i was expecting more more pain more anger but the detainee i interviewed told me we paint to distract ourselves from our condition like a pair of hands clutching prison bars and flowers created by another yemeni inmate who has spent fifteen years in guantanamo some of the work sorry labrat like this would model ship made with cardboard and bottle caps as powerful as this art is to fully understand its impact is to know where it came from guantanamo bay prison was opened in the aftermath of the september eleventh attacks to hold terror suspects at its peak it housed six hundred eighty four inmates today the prison remains open holding forty one prisoners some without charge us president donald trump has
but again for centuries hand-crafted knives have been status symbols in the middle east they're still carried by men during important ceremonies at on family occasions in amman the traditional dak and honestly is a source of national pride as shall stratfor the ports. omanis often say that is a symbol of the national identity. similar knives are made in neighboring yemen and southern saudi arabia but the craftsmanship here in oman has been for centuries considered the finest in the region. silversmiths at this workshop in the historical town of from india. people they've been taught the altar of using
traditional omani designs to make a dagger which can take months to cross my grandfather me this is the best things you can do it all because this is the level of all my bebo everything and so that's if italy go take this walk for you and then the. government recently set regulations on how the omani should be made in order to preserve its specific characteristics the traditional say decongest favored by the royal family for example must have full seven rings depending on the status of the wearer handles that used to be made from black rhino horns are now called from buffalo who would be some of the oldest hunters in this shot but one of the holding is a site. it's least one hundred years old the cutoff for the sheet is made out of
snake skin the handle is made out of black rhino horn we're told that it's worse no less than around twelve thousand dollars and tradition dictates that if i remove the blade from the sheath then i have to use it to god mohamad el cough shows us how the conjurers warmed by helping his son dress as he would for weddings and special occasions with on jerry's either worn on a specially crafted belt or tucked behind a waistband. a wooden sword but i feel proud to be wearing my arab omani clothes my patriotism runs in my blood and he had them with the represents the in money post manatee is our pride in our nation and it also exults the sultan the country and our ancestor has been. what was once used as a weapon now crafted as a work of omani. stuff at al-jazeera and his work. time now in the news
of the sports his foreign agent thank you so much we start with football we're defending gulf cup champions caps are facing an early exit from this year's tournament after losing to rock in the group stages capped our had been beaten yemen for a nail in their opening match they look set to repeat that victory at the kuwait state and as gave them a one millett in the seventeenth minutes but only phase a ts squared things up for rocker later in the first half. before husseini phrasal put iraq to one had its iraq's first win of the competition after they drew with bahrain in their opener. and the win puts the top of group b. barring a level on points with them following their win over yemen counter now must beat bahrain in the final group game in order to be able to progress to the semi finals in the english premier league taught them striker harry kane has a briton himself into the record books the twenty four year old netted his sixth
trip of the year and his side's five two win over southampton on choose day it means he finishes twenty seventeen with thirty nine league olds breaking a twenty two year record for most scored in a calendar year in the premier league set by alan shearer came also moves ahead of barcelona as lino messi is europe's top goal scorer of twenty seventeen with fifty six in fifty two appearances for tottenham. with a set of. legal system. and then. game. elsewhere liverpool thrashed swanzy five nil chelsea also secured three points they be brightened to no majesty united only picked up one point for the second story
game and injury time goal from jesting lingered helping them to a two two draw against burnley i knew my players to accept to accept the risk the not to be afraid to lose. so your for not to be afraid of. a possible the didn't happen but could have been a possible negative reaction. from. the supporters. so manchester city currently sit twelve points ahead of second place a man united with a game in hand chelsea are third with liverpool and tottenham completing the top five with less than half the season left to play so he will have a chance to win a record breaking eighteenth league match in a row when they travel to newcastle later on wednesday but mr wheeler game
goes we win a lot of games and that's why we were happy in our lives it's better when we win. it's simple they don't. but it's not them thinking about them going to sleep thinking about it i'm going to break a record by a mini game so nothing is special you cross. manchester city midfielder yeah yeah toure a has announced his intention to return to international football he got one hundred caps for the ivory coast and won the twenty fifteen africa cup of nations before retiring in september last year the thirty four year olds confirmed his decision on twitter saying i love my country and i am available for a national team selection i want to help the next generation and use my experience to make all ivorians proud. a former senior official with peru's national football federation has been acquitted of conspiracy by a court in the united states the man while burgo was charged with taking bribes in exchange for being awarded marketing and media rights to international football
matches berger walked free just days after two other south american officials were convicted of similar charges the case has been linked to corruption at the heart of fisa international football's governing body. we are very happy we waited for this day for a long drive and about the woods to get to the point. they had over thirty million pages of documents in this case and hundreds and hundreds of witnesses and thousands of files that we had to go through. to see it was a herculean task. really to understand it. we want. and it was the right thing for the jury. to cricket wearing when have made a resurgence on day two of the fourth ashes test against australia in melbourne and it was led by former captain alastair cook who made his first ashes century in
nearly seven years and his one hundred and fifty first has matched that came after australia were bowled out for three hundred and twenty seven it means in one have a deficit of one hundred and thirty five runs going into day three australia have already retained the ashes with an unassailable three no lead in the series. now with the winter olympics just weeks away ice hockey teams are still trying to figure out their rosters after the n.h.l. declined to release their players for the games canada is using the ninety first edition of the international ice hockey tournaments these spangler cup to help decide their team for pyong chang the two time defending champions open the tournaments with the victory against czech a side mountfield five three. of our faces hopes of davros. it was another drama filled my to me n.b.a. as the phoenix suns beat the memphis grizzlies with less than a second left in the game take
a look at this general martin the shot for the grizzlies tied the game up at ninety seven with zero point six seconds left in the game but with just point four seconds to go tyson chandler made this. to clinch victory for phoenix ninety nine to ninety seven the final score in the sky on the suns have now won four of their last six games. and that's all your sport for now back to you for many thanks dude that is it for the news a peaceable be good to actually good sorceress just go which the suitor.
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