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the bombardment of syria's last rebel held province intensifies as russia and china blocking un bid to deliver. this is al jazeera life and also telling us. to roaring in several states of emergency workers confront what is being called catastrophic conditions. protest against a citizenship law spread across india several people are killed as crowds defy police back. to one and lift off. new problems for boeing is set back minutes after launch for its venture into space
. thousands of people are fleeing syria is it live province to the turkish border after an increase in bombings by the government and russia un observers 100000 people have been displaced in just 24 hours 7 people were killed on friday morning after at least 19 civilians died on thursday as well. russian bucked the government forces of intensified the bombing campaign which includes al strikes dropping bottled bombs and shelling the town of the new man in south london and syrians living there say the talks at the school with hospitals market some homes target here rescue workers are struggling to save a young girl stuck under the rubble of all in moderate to norman.
that tal in northwest syria is seeing some of the heaviest of talks in the almost 9 . public and go against the offensive spilled onto the streets on friday hundreds in italy protested what they called the neglect of their plight by the international community they also called for a swift hole to the bomb but. we are the people of south of the countryside where i was in a protest an ellipse city condemning the bombardment and the targeting of the evacuees as they tried to flee their homes. on the protesters won't the march of the friday prayers in the small town of soma just a few kilometers from the border with turkey the town is a hub for aid going into city fighters from the opposition hired to his shop said the body has to stop the protesters from walking towards the border but they failed turkish security forces say they were forced to send reinforcements to ensure the protesters didn't cross the border with intensified bombing campaign forcing
thousands to flee their homes in the many face a cold and hungry winter. official comps on the syria turkey border of food forcing many of the displaced to live in flooded makeshift camps where aid delivery is a few and far between an animal or woman abusing these pieces of cloth this family consists of 16 people nobody helped us we use all kinds of materials including shoes in the stove to warm up our children fuel prices have more than doubled in the past 2 months and charities on hospitals say they're struggling to respond to the crisis how about the well just stumble russia and china have vetoed a u.n. resolution that would allow cross border deliveries turkey and iraq to millions of syrian civilians for another year is that the un. the establishment of the 4 crossing points has been renewed each year the 1st time that russia backed by china
has cast a veto the drafters of the resolution had initially wanted 5 crossing points to be established but then they reduce this to 3 in the bill to avoid the russian and chinese veto but even this watered down resolution failed to pass raising once again the question of the credibility of the security council just as i was sitting . in the seat in a state of shock i am continuing to stand here in a state of shock and as many of you know when i started the presidency in the month of december i talked about credibility in the council and today we took a huge step backwards in credibility where it really matters russia in turn introduced its own resolutions suggesting to crossing points be open for a period of 6 months both on the turkish border this was rejected by 6 members of the council who labeled it as a cynical political move the united kingdom voted against aggression text because
we will not negotiate with a gun held to our heads over a cynical offer that would say fewer lives than we know is needed and that the un very clearly set out was necessary the one year term for the 4 crossing points expires on the 10th of january and unless the security council can come up with a compromise resolution by that date it will be millions of syrians with no humanitarian aid. joshua landis is the director of the center for middle east studies at the university of oklahoma and he says the international community is a likely to intervene in italy. this is a humanitarian disaster waiting to happen there are many militants in this region syria is using nat as a pretext or as an excuse to destroy them and we know that the united states just you know a little while ago bombed in libya province itself in order to kill kill of baghdad
he who had taken refuge there with some of his men many isis people had fled into the region so. world opinion maybe less. maybe divided over this region and this you know the world is really not looking turkey has closed the border and even though it is waving its arms at this in asking to international community to do something about it it's very unlikely that there will be anything done. the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court is pushing for an investigation into alleged war crimes in the palestinian territory she wants it to happen once the i.c.c. establishes its jurisdiction both israelis and palestinians could have charges filed against the u.s. opposes an inquiry that it says unfairly targets israel leader ibrahim reports from ramallah. it's one of the alleged war crimes the international criminal court to me investigate the targeted killing of unarmed protesters along gaza's border fence
with israel chief prosecutor fattah been through this says she's satisfied war crimes have been or are being committed in the gaza strip and the west bank including occupied east jerusalem she says because of the complexity of the situation she will ask the i.c.c. to rule on the territories on which it has jurisdiction palestinians welcome what they call a long overdue investigation. will hoping that the i.c.c. will hold those who are committing crimes against our people against our learned. the crimes that are climbing the. countable crimes that normal crimes being committed on the palestinian land which will basically set the stage for ending occupation and thus opening. the scope but israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the court has no jurisdiction to investigate in
the palestinian territories this is a dark day for truth and justice. the i.c.c. prosecutor has apparently decided not to dismiss outright the palestinian claim against the state of israel this is a baseless and i re just decision the court has no jurisdiction in this case the i.c.c. only has jurisdiction over petitions submitted by sovereign states but there's never been a palestinian state the court based in the netherlands will only investigate alleged crimes committed after june 2014 when palestine became part of the i.c.c. jurisdiction. in the past 5 years thousands of new legal settlement units were developed along with the confiscation of palestinian lands and demolition of their homes israel's response isn't unexpected it says. over the israeli palestinian conflict since israel is not a member of the courts and palestine is not a state even though the united nation granted palestine the status of nonmember
state 7 years ago palestinian leaders say any crimes committed in palestinian territory must fall under the court's jurisdiction and. firefighters in australia facing catastrophic conditions with high temperatures and strong winds fuelling bush was more than 100 of burning in yourself whiles more than half of them are out of control 10000 to burgeon 2 personal joining what's expected to be the largest operation. just go washington is in the blue mountains that's west of sydney just give us a sense of what's happening where you are hell things might be fearing elsewhere in the country as well. sand this is not just a crisis for the state of new south wales which is a strangely its most populous state this is a crisis that's being felt also in the neighboring states of south australia and
victoria but here on the ground in the blue mountains this has been one of the key areas of focus for authorities there are a number of fires burning here and this is an incredibly fast moving situation if you take a look at where we are just in this surrounding area the area is blanketed in smoke the heat is so intense here that it's actually creating its own weather systems you see those clouds there that's the result of the fires here we have been speaking with residents on the ground and they have been telling us that these conditions while of course bushfires are a normal part of the summer what we are facing at this moment in time is unprecedented. and how are things going to look from here as well because you do have extreme temperatures of more than a 100 far as burning tell us about what people are signing with already deciding about what may happen next. the advice to locals in this area of lucky where we are is changing you can feed at
dorothy's all right now using water bomb is trying to combat these flames but the situation is changing we're monitoring fires around australia around new south wales in particular and the updates are changing where receiving checks from authorities here just as locals are and the advice is of course that that things can change at a moment's notice the advice that is current for residents here in blackheath is that they should try and get out of this area but of course things are changing very quickly stan and that could that advise could quickly be out of date thanks for that update jessica jessica watson joining us from the blue mountains in new south wales in australia the u.s. president has signed into law sanctions which could affect the construction of a russian gas pipeline to europe donald trump ratified the defense policy bill wall visiting troops in maryland it includes legislation targeting companies involved in building the nord stream to pipeline the project would allow russia to bypass
ukraine and deliver guests to germany under the baltic sea tribes says the poplog would give russia too much influence in europe. and the us president has hit out at a christian magazine which called for his removal from office of christianity today opinion piece called trump very lost and confused and says he isn't morally fit to be president president responded in a series of tweets accusing the magazine of being very lift. still ahead on. the. deal. the bill.
hello we've got a couple of days of pretty fine settled weather now of more or less from afghanistan westwards towards the mediterranean coast the temperature is particularly low bar and i told by day but they could be better that cloud developing that you see into western iran might throw a couple of showers on its way through i think it's 2 to develop some a story for the south the shamali is easing so temperatures in doha as an example will feel a little higher than they actually are still low twenty's he's 30 in mecca you might see a bit of a cloud on the coast of them on the show but the real action of course is for the size of the sun in the south we see some pretty big showers in southern africa and particularly in namibia and you know how they had a big thunderstorm this sort of thing these pictures are coming from southern the maybe a of what is effectively is a gust front head of a thunderstorm so if you see thunderstorms building on shot you can imagine that
there are still a few around in botswana and in southern the maybe or the half of the rain is still in tanzania back through d.r. congo and i'm going to but you do get developments for the science and we think for crossing the tower from the city there's a good chance a big showers big thunderstorms all sunday and the trial back about cats just the same in the baby but the most it's still big open sunny skies. after years of over grazing the damage caused to the precious grasslands of chile is being reversed with one of the world's biggest ever comes the basin project. they're pretty emblematic of the patagonia 7 if they're plentiful and they're like this one is when you know that the system is going back and that they feel no threat. and that's right here on our green wilding patagonia on al-jazeera.
you're watching al-jazeera his reminder of our top stories thousands of civilians are fleeing syria's province to the turkish border after an increase in bombings by the government and russia you and observe 800000 people have been displaced in just 24 hours. as a bracing for catastrophic conditions with soaring temperatures and strong winds expected to find flames more than 100 bush fires are burning across new south wales and more than half of them are out of control. the international criminal court wants to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in palestinian territories
palestinians welcomed the decision but israel's prime minister says the i.c.c. has no jurisdiction to investigate that. protests over a new citizenship law or are expected to continue across india on saturday despite restrictions on large gatherings it follows violence overnight in new delhi adults where as police fired tear gas and water cannon the demonstrators the on wrist began last week after the law favoring citizenship to some known muslim immigrants was introduced more than 4000 people have been detained across the country so i thought let's go to sabinus reston now live in the capital new delhi what is this day likely to bring 7. so in new delhi and around there are more protests planned today in the eastern city of course there is a big march that's been planned and in the northern state of bihar there is a statewide. strike
a closure now because yesterday yesterday that there was a violent crackdown in the state of that in the north and there were more deaths that was reported at least 6 died yesterday and because of this violence more protests are expected even old early yesterday there were. strikes turned violent by the end of the evening where police ended up using batons and water cannons on protesters so it is expected that more people he'll keep coming out to protest across the country today and sabina just looking at those protests and how they're growing and looking at how the government's responding there's been this this crackdown on them there's a ban on protests but as they continue to grow in the momentum is there is that going to have an impact on the government in its thinking on this law.
he has to within the b j p that the ruling party led coalition some people have been coming out. that this still is ill timed and per a probably not even necessary now within the party again some people are trying to make it to stick tarion hindu muslim thing but. what is interesting is that he did and for 6 years since the b j p came to power that muslims have not been protesting and what is this the 1st time such large numbers of people are coming out to protest what we've seen it's not only the muslims who are protesting it's about students and activists and civilians who are coming of old religion race and color is so and what we've also seen is the message that people have is not communal but constitutional they are talking most of them are now talking about the secular constitution which is in
crisis. so it is for us to joining us live there from new delhi. thousands of people have been rallying in lebanon's capital against the nomination of the next prime minister. troops fired tear gas to demonstrators retaliated by throwing fireworks and rocks protesters have blocked the main highway linking beirut with southern lebanon prime minister designate it has and is promising to form a technocratic government of experts within 6 weeks to solve an economic crisis tony bertie has more from beirut. less than 24 hours after lebanon's do prime minister designate was announced this was the reaction from people in one beirut suburb. they launched angry street protests a confronted lebanese soldiers and riot police rocks were thrown with casualties on both sides. this
is a sunny area of beirut and these people are supporters of saud herrera the outgoing prime minister. he's calling for people to remain calm he wants them to reduce the tension and he wants them to work with a new prime minister to help solve the problem but obviously that message is not being heard by these people. even though the prime minister designate has sunday as a sunni muslim he was nominated by the predominately shia alliance of hizbollah and the mouth and its christian allies many in the sunny community expected hariri to be nominated and said i felt burned there is anger on the street because sunnis feel like we are being excluded no one will accept this people are hungry they don't have jobs and now they want to silence others. but as your measurement other mass market we need a person like her i can save the country from sectarian strife and a man who knows about the country and who can save the economy and the days that
how do you get the latest protests following weeks of anger demanding political reforms were confined to largely sunny populated areas in beirut and tripoli lebanon's 2nd largest city. d.m. says he understands the problems but has asked the people to give him a chance he says he will begin talking to all political groups on saturday and says he hopes to form a government within 6 weeks. as an independent technocrat i'm looking for a technocrat government that consists of independent ministers in order to serve our country in sort out our problems that we all know about diablo's a university professor and former education minister but many especially within the civil protest groups associate him with the corruption and nepotism has played lebanese politics for decades i convincing all sides of the sectarian divide that he can solve the country's deepening crisis is not going to be easy but it is a new challenge. of the air with. that.
the interests of the established parties. warning creasing number of lebanese the time for protest is over shops and businesses are closing the economy is on the verge of collapse youth unemployment is at an all time high inflation is soaring and many people are desperate for a solution. we are targeted situation even. and we need a solution to emigrate and leave the country to the politicians. has a limited time to overcome political divisions and form a government to solve the crisis and quell the anger if he fails further chaos and instability seems certain. al-jazeera beirut. twitter has removed nearly 6000 accounts which it says were part of coordinated efforts by saudi arabia to advance its geopolitical interests the social media giant says the. message is favorable to
riyadh by aggressively liking retreating and replying to tweets targeted discussions about sanctions in iran and appearances by saudi officials in western media iraq's top shia muslim leader is calling for elections as soon as possible grand ayatollah ali al sistani says forming a new government is the only way out of the crisis protesters rallied again as iraq's political leaders to meet their deadline for nominating a new prime minister corruption high unemployment and poor public services sparked the latest round of government and 2 months ago. protesters have returned to the streets of chile's capital angry about delays in negotiating a new constitution police used. to disperse demonstrators in santiago it's the latest in the months long demonstrations of the social inequality on thursday congress approved a referendum on changing the constitution which dates back to the country's
military dictatorship like america even as being the protesters. masses of demonstrators are trying to gather near centavos main protest area. but in a change of strategy the riot police have cordoned off the whole area and are using large amounts of your gas and water cannons to kill the spurstow crowd. all day they've been breaking up even small on authorized demonstrations but the protesters keep coming back. and now the police is chasing after the protesters on motorcycles and on foot to arrest them. there is a lot of anger here 1st because the senate approved an agreement to allow a referendum on whether or not to rewrite the constitution which has been a key demand but it did not include a constitutional assembly that guarantees gender parity quotas to chile's indigenous groups that may change but most people here say they don't trust their
politicians it's been more than 2 months since a massive protest of structural changes to redress the social and economic inequalities here began and while the government has offered some concessions including a raise in salaries and pensions the protesters and people elsewhere say these don't go nearly far enough. britain is on course to finally leave the e.u. by the end of next month m.p.'s voted overwhelmingly in favor of the prime minister's breaks a deal that puts boris johnson's provoked opposition protests by removing workers' rides from the legislation for brennan has more from london. minister to move 2nd leading prime minister to move 2nd reading. there is a new mood in the u.k. house of commons the knife edge directed votes of the autumn are now ancient history the tension replaced by political inevitability and in front of the newly expanded ranks of conservative m.p.'s boris johnson was enjoying the moment his
free will recall that the 1st act of this new parliament in its earliest days was to break the ice floes and find a new way through a new passage through the unsuspected oceans of opportunity his parliamentary majority means that prime minister boris johnson can now press ahead with his vision of bracks it the new law will prohibit any trade talks extension beyond december 2020 and it weakens parliamentary scrutiny of the executive clause on protecting workers' rights has been removed and a previous commitment to receive unaccompanied child refugees has also been watered down. critics and opponents say the changes showed the prime minister can't be trusted for all the promises over the past few weeks that they are all the party to protect rights at work at the very 1st opportunity they removed the basic provisions they said would be part of this bill that does not bode well
fresh from an emphatic election victory the prime minister has little need to contemplate the critics or placate his opponents but he will have to consider the voters especially those who switched from labor and in his words lent the conservatives their support in the election the simple fact though is that johnson has the numbers with him the eyes of the right 358 the nose to the left 234. the bill his bill will become law in january paul brennan al-jazeera westminster. another setback for boeing this time in space its new astronauts shuffle called the stalin a blast at all for the 1st time but the unmanned test flight failed to dock with the international space station victoria gate b. has more to whine and lift off the rides of starlight the atlas
rocket carrying the on man star line a capsule survived one of its biggest challenges only to run into problems minutes after liftoff it appears as though the mission elapsed timing system had an error in it and that anomaly resulted in the vehicle believing that the time was different than it actually was now so would it contracts to both boeing and space x. the company owned by billionaire mosque to develop cheap reusable methods of going to space nasa astronauts have been writing russian soyuz rockets since retiring the space shuttle fleet 8 years ago space x. a. excessively launched its on man dragon capsule into space for the 1st time 3 months ago and boeing is hoping to send astronauts into orbit next year triggering a slightly as a result of this to slip at least a month or 2 i don't think it will be. a huge huge delay these things happen in space flight you get delays all the time but it does it raises the probability that
america will have to go to the russians cut in hand and buy some more seats on the russian soyuz this latest hitches more bad news for boeing it's already paid a high price this year for 2737 max crashes within 5 months killing $346.00 passengers and crew in indonesia and ethiopia. that caused the grounding of the max fleet worldwide to the removal of bank's chief executive and multibillion dollar losses to boeing share price and income and production of the latest version of the world's best selling adeline it was stopped earlier this week. the difficulties of the american aerospace industry giant are a reminder that there's plenty of training and learning ahead for the ng before nasa succeeds in the new space race getting private companies to launch astronauts into orbit in any type of space taxi victoria gate and be al jazeera.
and there is more on our website the address for that is w w w dot al-jazeera dot com. this is al-jazeera and these are the top stories thousands of civilians a fling syria's in the province to the turkish border after an increase in bombings by their government and russia un observers 100000 people have been displaced in just 24 hours 7 people were killed on friday morning after at least 9. civilians were killed on thursday meanwhile russia and china have vetoed a u.n. resolution that would allow a deliveries to millions of syrians for another year. they were bombing us we couldn't sleep there are no types of weapons they have used. it yesterday they launched $200.00 rockets we took the children out from under the
shelling before we had a vote because there's a lot of traffic. so. i 1st took my children and family and neighbors out then when i saw the difficult situation in town i couldn't sit and leap people under bombardment so i went and i started taking families away firefighters in australia are facing catastrophic conditions with high temperatures and strong winds fueling bushfires more than 100 burning in new south wales and more than half of those are out of control nearly 10000 emergency personnel were joining what's expected to be the largest operation ever seen. the us president has signed into law sanctions which could affect the construction of the russian gas pipeline to europe the legislation targets companies involved in building the nord stream to donald trump says the pipeline would give russia too much influence in europe the international criminal court wants to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in
palestinian territory palestinians have welcomed the decision israel's prime minister says the i.c.c. has no jurisdiction to investigate the u.s. says an unjustified inquiry that unfairly targets israel. protests over new citizenship law are expected to continue across india on saturday despite restrictions on large gatherings and follows violence of the night in new delhi and elsewhere as police fired tear gas and water cannon the demonstrators the unrest began last week after the law favoring citizenship for some non muslim immigrants was introduced those are the headlines of news continues here on al-jazeera after earthrise. a bombarded city. ringback can be repaired. its buildings restored. but can shattered lives the mandate. scars randy and traumas shaped
minds children and survivors of mosul share their stories. i sail to morrow a witness documentary on al-jazeera. 3 quarters of all the land on earth are now significantly affected by human activity the few remaining pockets of wilderness left are themselves at risk of becoming ecological this that agriculture industry or when a face in a climate change and hunting all these they see made it go systems and destroyed by a labor city. 60 percent of the world sunny miles book relation have been wiped out soon.