talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour. i'm darren jordan. rockets hit theisern ukrainian town killing at least three people. ♪ pomp and circumstance in cairo, and egyptian president welcomes toe russian president, vladimir putin. conviction upheld, the convicted leader loses his
appeal against a sodomy accusation. the council of this illegal settlement is trying to impose taxes on their palestinian neighborhoods. ♪ welcome to the program, we begin with the crisis in eastern ukraine. at least three have been killed and several wounded in a rocket attack. the ukrainian government says rockets hit one of his military bases and some residential bases. ukraine is denying reports that they have surrounded a key town outside of donetsk. this comes despite repeated efforts to broker a peace deal.
talks are set to take place in the belarusian capitol on wednesday. it is hope the peace talks will result to the end of the fighting. let's goo to charles stratford who is live for us in donetsk. this is has been a flash point in the latest fighting. bring us up to date with what is happening there now. >> reporter: well we were earlier today in a town which is as the crow flies around 10 kilometers from thetown where the attack had occurred. they say their fighters had surrounded the town. if the separatists were to take control of the town from the ukrainian military then it would link their territory to russia. this rebel commander told us he has no communication with fighters close to that front. he did actually say he didn't
believe there were fighters in the city. but as you rightly say, the ukrainian government denying that separatists had surrounded the town. certainly here this morning there was a lot of shelling and outgoing and incoming shelling a town taken over by the separatists only a few days ago. we were across the front line in a town that has a single root that goes in and out, and that was used as a humanitarian corridor to get civilians out over the last few days. the ukrainian mill their were pulling tanks back and setting them up digging them in fields and basically the soldiers that we spoke to seemed very panicked by the situation, but as i say so far the ukrainian government denying that the separatists have in fact surrounded the
town. >> charles tell us what is going on in crematosk, we understand there has been fights there too. >> that's right. two separate attacks on the town. kiev now saying that the seven people were killed in those attacks. 26 civilians injured, including five children and 32 solders. an attack one rocket hitting the military base there. this is significant because it is the heard quarters of the ukrainian army's eastern command. and certainly an indication of just how extreme the fighting is and this escalation has become. kiev pointing the finger immediately at the separatists as being behind the attack saying the rockets had been
fires around 50 kilometers away and the separatists saying that according to the photographic evidence of these rockets, they were saying they lacked the capability or certainly didn't have those type of rockets to fire in the first place, so a lot of finger pointing but as i say an indication on two front of the education of the fighting. >> charles thank you. now let's talk to rory challands who joins us live from the russian capitol. let's talk about reports of russian forces carrying out military exercises in crimea. what is thinking behind this? what are you hearing? >> well it's elementary that if you want to go into bargaining situation you want to go in to that situation as strong as possible. so this is a tiny reminder of
its military capabilities. there are military exercises going on in crimea newly acquired crimea there are also exercises going on at the moment in the southern russian military districts, which borders ukraine. 2,000 intelligence personnel on exercise there. that's military theater, really but of course as charles was just telling us what is going on in ukraine is far far more deadly and there seems to be a kind of uncanny historical exco playing out at the moment. going into the minsk talks of early september 2014 the ukrainian army was surrounded and routed and now we have a similar situation where the ukrainian army seems to be surrounded. this is a boot really on the jag
jugular of these kiev government going into these talks. kiev is pushing back trying to push the separatists back towards the russian border east of mariupol. >> and rory, there are some doubts there, that these talks will happen at all. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: well yeah as the fighting accelerates and has done in the last two days there is a real risk that one or other of the parties are going to pull out, and we have heard various mentions over the last maybe three of four days from vladimir putin, but also from the german foreign minister basically saying that these talks aren't set in stone yet, because in order for them to happen there has to be a considerable amount of work done to bring everyone's
positions closer together. we had talks yesterday in berlin that we're going some of that work. we're having talks taking place in minsk this evening as well so try to complete that grunt work, so when the big cheeses get together they have something to talk about potentially some agreement to make. >> rory thank you for that. russia's president meanwhile has been holding talks with his egyptian counterpart. the two-day meeting has concluded with both countries agreeing to boost their economic and military ties and vow to work together in their fight against what they call terrorism as well as the ongoing conflict in syria. president sisi spoke about the importance of egypt's help.
>> translator: we have agreed to establish a free trade commercial zone. we have also agreed to boost nuclear cooperation and the peaceful use of nuclear power. it is important to our energy development plans. >> let's talk to the chair in contemporary middle eastern studies. how much is this being seen as a opportunity for vladimir putin to expand russian influence in the arab world when there are increasing contradictions in western policy towards the middle east? >> oh absolutely i think for the russians egypt is a very important country, the most populous state in the arab world in the heart of the middle east. it expands russian relations. and syria now is in a state of
all-out world. egypt would serve as a major economic base in terms of arms energy and economic ties as well -- i mean economic relations now more than $5 billion annually between russia and egypt. but also as a card to tell the western world that russia is not isolated? particular after the latest round of sanctions by the americans. >> that's an important point you make. presumably the russians ask take advantage at the expense of u.s. interests. >> yes, and no. yes, because i think also the egyptian president al-sisi is trying to cultivate relations with russia and china, in order
to use as a leverage against the americans. you are fight to say that american egyptian relations are chilly cold. the americans have been critical of the egyptian's administrations clamp down against the muslim brotherhood and civil liberties as a whole. but the egyptians need russia to tell the americans we have options. we have allies but i think the relationship between russia and china is very limited. there are limits to what russia can do on egypt. egypt relies heavily on the americans. they weren't military aid from russia, and also depends on the united states for intelligence and arms and financial assistance, so all in all i think this is a limited relationship that benefits both sides. >> just a brief final point from
you, if we can. mr. -- many experts point out this trip is important for putin. >> oh absolutely. and imagine the celebration. this particular warm welcome by the egyptians. he really received a red carpet welcome in egypt. and this plays i think a major role for how putin would like the world to see him and also the russians in particular. this message is not just for the americans and the european union, but the domestic audience in russia itself. russia has major allies egypt being the most important, and it plays a critical symbolic role vis-a-vis the audience in russia. >> thank you. let's give you some breaking news.
we understand the u.s. president, barack obama says he has learned that the u.s. hostage is dead. obama says they will find and bring responsible those who are responsible for her captivity and death. we'll more on that as we get it here on al jazeera. police in egypt have arrested 21 football fans a prosecutor has accused them of attacking policeman and damaging cars. >> reporter: this is the stadium in cairo, and these are supporters of the football team waiting to be allowed in. they have to pass through a narrow passoffway but as the crowd surges forward, the metal structure collapses. fans are trapped. people panic. with no barrier to stop fans getting in, the police have to
make a decision quickly. do they allow the crowd to enter or force them back. they decide to fire tear gas at the crowd, fans rush to escape, and it sets off a stampede. security experts say the police should have handled the situation differently. >> they need to manage the crowd, and pick out ringleaders that are causing trouble. you can show you have got force, but in an unaggressive matter. because the moment you start using a batons and rubber bullets you are adding flame to the fire. >> reporter: they accuse the police of a massacre but officials say the police officers were overwhelmed. this is not the first time tactics used by egyptian police have been questioned. last month, protests to mark the four-year an verszry of the
egyptian revolution were met with force. at least 25 people were killed. egypt's prime minister has called sunday's stampede a tragedy, but is also being used to damage egypt's reputation. al-sisi has offered his condolences and promised an investigation. after the deaths on sunday the public prosecutor ordered the arrest of the head of the supporters group, and the egyptian football federation has postponed all league matches indefinitely. the canadian government is calling for the immediate release of mohammed fahmy. he has been in prison in cairo. he tweeted:
canadian officials raised the case with egyptian officials 15 times in the last nine days. we understand this is an up setting time for the family we continue to call for mohammed fahmy's immediate release. they are accused of supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. charges they and al jazeera deny. a third al jazeera journalist peter has been released and is back home in australia. lots more still to come here on the al jazeera news hour. ♪ >> celebrations in deli as an anti corruption party wins elections. plus we meet the napoli villagers who have had their kidneys stolen to then be sold. and in sport extreme cold temperatures are causing
problems in the yukon race. that's also still to come. ♪ now u.s. commanders have carried out air strikes against isil fighters near the iraqi see of mosul. kurdish peshmerga forces have also reported by retaken some areas. the nearby mosul dam controls the water supply for several large towns. imran khan has more. >> reporter: what we have seen in the last 24 hours, is coalition air strikes help kurdish peshmerga forces take over three key bridge heads near the dam itself. we're seeing a big push now between -- from the kurdish peshmerga fighters and the isil fighters being put under pressure in mosul, and it feels like there is a preparation for ground offensive going on. now iraqi officials say they
expect a ground offensive to take place within the next three weeks. we have also heard in the last three days general john allen say the taking of mosul city will be a see more alboost. so there seems to be a real push now to take back mosul city which was taken over by isil in june. in syria we're seeing a lot of pressure being put on isil. the jordanians have mounted air strikes, and isil are coming under tremendous amount of pressure. however, there are critics saying the ire strikes simply aren't enough that there still needs to be a political solution. the sunni tripes in the west of iraq need to be brought much more into the political process
here. however, it does seem there is going to be a push towards mosul in the next few weeks and the ground is being prepared for that. the united arab emirates has resumed air strikes against isil. on sunday it redeployed to a base in jordan. it comes as the european union announced it will give jordan more than $100 million in loans to help it deal with wars. one policeman is dead of a tall ban attack. three more taliban fighters have been shot.
>> reporter: hundreds of people arrived at malaysia's top court on tuesday morning, chanting their sew -- slogans. the former prime minister arrived with his family friends and party officials. together they heard the five men court lead by the chief justice dismiss his app ward. the court ruled that there was overwhelming evidence that he sodomized his personal assist important in 2008. news of the verdict angered his supporters. >> i'm just disgusted by how they will do anything in their power to bring down one man. you know in the country, up to like raping the whole judiciary system. >> some say we need to have a
good argument good evidence but, yeah again, it is up to the judges. >> reporter: the government issued a statement: the authorities were taking no chances with security around the federal court. when we spoke to anwar on monday at his final support rally, he was upbeat. >> there is no basis for them to even consider the slightest possibility of a conviction. i'm innocent. and i expect to be freed. >> reporter: that is something human rights campaigners had also expected. the government has prosecuted someone on the basis of a crime that shouldn't be a crime, first. and second it is selective
prosecution, essentially going after someone because they are a thorn in the side of the government. >> reporter: and now the party and fragile opposition coalition are looking for a new leader and face an uncertain future. what is clear is the decision made here will be discussed and debated by malaysians for generations to come. india's common man party has swept the delly state elections. it was a blow to the ruling party. faiz jamil has more. ♪ >> reporter: the party is enjoying a second win in these state elections. last time around it formed a minority government but stepped down after only 49 days. it failed to keep its proisz to
pass legislation. the party was able to gain such an overwhelming majority by appealing to a brood range of voters. its leader thanked those supporters for put their faith in him and his party. >> translator: i cannot do anything alone. i am a very small man. [ cheers and applause ] >> translator: i believe together, we can make new delhi a city that both the rich and poor will be proud of. >> reporter: it was women here who were thanking him. that's because the party has promised to keep them safe in a city where women are attacked on a daily basis. >> we are feeling safe right
now. [ inaudible ] not even a single guy has tried to touch me and people [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: over at the bjp headquarters supporters were shocked. the bjp swept delly in last year's elections. but this defeat is the first serious election setback for the prime minister. voters say they still want development, but they expect better from their politicians. >> translator: this is the victory for the people of dehli. the thought of delhi is now with the honest people. such large win is more than most supporters could have hoped for, but now the real work begins. gaining votes is one thing, but it will be difficult keeping them all-- all happy.
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the russian president has been holding talks with his egyptian counterpart in cairo. they have agreed to build a nuclear power plant, increase trade. the palestinian leader is in sweden to try to grain international support for his cause. the swedish foreign minister has said they hope the visit will open doors for peace talks with israel. meanwhile an illegal israeli settle in the occupied west bank is attempting to collect attackses from the palestinian neighbors. >> reporter: in january this father of 13 received this
letter under his door. it's a tax bill for over $22,000. it was sent by the council of an illegal israeli settlement that neighbors his home. the charges are for a municipal tax which is only paid by israeli residents. >> translator: i don't even know what it is. we have never heard of such a tax here. i don't get any services from the israeli settlement. everything here the land the water, all of the services are provided by the municipality. >> reporter: his land is surrounded by israeli settlements, 12 years ago a group of settlers constructed this makeshift structure. a judge ruled the structure should be removed. setting a legal precedent that experts say will make it likely
that he will be able to pay anything. palestinians say the reasons behind the demand is simple. this is the governor of hebron, he tells me palestinians who live close to settlements are routinely threatened. >> translator: as well as a way to harass palestinians we see this as a dangerous precedent that constitutes another israeli occupation. something we can present as evidence to the international criminal court and other international organizations. >> reporter: council officials declined our request for an interview, but told us anyone who lives within sthet lment's boundaries are subject to tax. but it's unlikely he will have to pay the $22,000 bill. still he says his frequent
battles with the council have cost him something he values much more his peace of mind. all right. let's return to our breaking news on the confirmation from washington that the american hostage being held by isil is dead. let's go straight to tom akerman for more. it's the news that nobody wanted to hear. kayla is confirmed dead. what are we hearing from washington. >> reporter: president obama released a statement expressing grief and sympathy for her loved ones. saying she epitomized all that is good in our world. and then he added no matter how long it takes the united states will find and bring to justice
the terrorists responsible. kayla's parents and brother issued a statement confirming that she had died. there was no reference in the president's statement or the parents of the climb by isis that she had died as a result of a jordanian air strike and of course the jordanian government said they were highly skeptical that that was the case because they said they doubted she would have been kept in a weapon's warehouse. kayla's parents had been sent a letter last year from isis saying they would execute her unless the united states released a convicted pakistani neuroscientist otherwise she would be killed. so there are a lot of questions
still remaining as to the circumstances of kayla mueller's death. >> tom, thank you. a memorial service has been held in taiwan's capitol. the president was among those who attended. the trans-asia plane crashed into a shallow river last wednesday. 15 people survived. the greek parliament is expected to vote on a new economic policy. barnaby phillips has been finding out what greeks think. >> reporter: this family live in gloom. a single light connected to the neighbor's electricity supply. their own cut off when they didn't pay the bill. a businessman reduced to looking
for food in dust pans. if it wasn't for the children he says he would have killed himself. this is the kind of family alexis tsipras says he will help. >> translator: i believe in him. yes, i believe him. whatever he can do. >> reporter: also on the prime minister's side journalist it was closed down by the previous government, it said to save money. but some journalists carried on working anyway. and now syriza says they will pay them. >> we feel great. we are working for that for 20 months. we are here without money. we're working, you know,
democracy will come back to greece and us. >> reporter: but who is going to pay for all of this economists warn without help greece could run out of money within weeks. >> it seems the government have promised a lot of people. in my view i do not think that all of the fiscal costs of what the government has promised can be met with. >> reporter: the port one of the biggest in europe the previous government planned to privateize it. but syriza says the port will not be sold. this could have repercussions
with greece's relation with europe but also with investors around the world. >> reporter: the dockers are happy. but tsipras needs to balance the two sides. barnaby phillips al jazeera, athens. the former head of the international monetary fund has given his first testimony at his trial in france. he denied knowing that the women who had orgies with them were prostituted. it's not illegal to pay for sex for france but it's against the law to run a prostitution business. two families have won over $2 million in compensation after discovering their babies were
switched at birth in france. one of the families said it's a relief that the mistake has finally been acknowledged. >> translator: now each family is going about their lives. it is constantly painful. so in the interest of stability we'll just go about our lives. business is booming in nepal in human body part trafficking. >> reporter: people here say that 53-year-old does not have much longer to live. his one kidney has failed, and the other they say was stolen from him a decade ago. >> translator: my friend asked me to go to india with him. he said i would be fine. i went with him. and this is what happened to me. i found out only 24 hours later. now my entire body is swollen.
>> reporter: he was only asked to donate blood on his trip. but the traffickers took his kidney. more than 100 people from this village say they have been tricked by traffickers. >> translator: when the registered cases that we have came only after many people had their organs trafficked. there is a strong network of traffickers, and we can only crack the middle effort. >> reporter: people say some who sell their kidneys get plastic surgery to cover their scars. and many are vary of outsiders.
some healthy residents say media attention has brought embarrassment to the village, overs tell us it has made it difficult for traffickers to work here. the organ transplant laws of nepal only allows organ transfers to family members. this illegal trade might have destroyed many lives here but the demand for kidneys remains high. and as long as there is money to be made traffickers are never far away. food rationing in venezuela is making shoppers angry.
andy gallagher has more. >> reporter: in -- many here have dealt with severe food shortages for months. but angela says she has never seen things this bad before. >> translator: when i come during the week to shop they say no. shopping is by id card. what id card. i go over there and i see monday is my day to shop. how is it possible that the shop owners don't know if there is going to be a shipment. >> reporter: the government insists the chronic shortages are caused by private business owners. this man says it's a deliberate attempt to undermine the authorities. >> translator: this is yet another phase of the economic war aimed at toppling the president's government with groups of businessmen hoarding or boycotting to create anguish
and discontent. >> reporter: in recent weeks a handful of shops were taken over by government forces. several owners were jailed on charges of harming the economy. but the same businesses have little or nothing on the shelves. >> translator: i want them to explain how the measures will improve anything. everything they have [ inaudible ] has been ground into the ground. >> reporter: many in the business community blame shortages on years of price controls spiralling inflation, and thesis seizing of businesses. >> translator: the fact that we have a government that attacks private property and business owners and criminalizes their activity is bound to cause uncertainty and undermine investor confidence. >> reporter: some in the
business community are calling for krur sensy controls to be dropped. >> translator: the thing is shop owners want a 400% profit. if the government doesn't regulate the prices the people will go hungry. >> reporter: it's unclear whether the government will continue cracking down on businesses or if these measures will help get book back on the shelves, but venezuelians continue to stand in line. the united states envoy to syria is in damascus to talk to the syrian government. aleppo is at the heart of intense fighting between government forces and opposition groups. the war in syria has forced millions of people to leave
their homes. the u.n. office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs says more than 12 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. the u.n. is holding a pledging conference for syria in kuwait. valerie joins us live here on the set. by anyone's reckoning these figures are extraordinary, aren't they? what is your overall assessment of this disaster because one thing is clear, going into its fifth year it is getting worse. >> it is getting much worse. the numbers are going up rapidly month by month. four years ago we were talking about 1 million people in need. now it's 12. and actually the reality is much worse than that on the ground
because if you look at what has happened to infrastructure healthcare roads, the economy, it means the majority of syrians are impacted by this cry cry -- crisis. >> there are reports of isil in syria has stolen u.n. designated packages rebranded it and redistributed it indicating it came from them. >> it is true it is a terrible thing, but we recognize there are always risks attached to working in a war zone. we have checks and balances in place to make sure the aid we believe gets to the people that need it. we use things like photographs of deliveries and make sure that the people who are meant to get the aid report back that they have received it but there
are times when aid will go missing. we saw this in somalia with al-shabab, when aid went missing. we are very worried when there are reports that this is happening in syria. >> let's talk about the wider problem you have in terms of pledges not delivering. a quarter of all funds pledged of a second kuwait conference hadn't been committed. that's something like $593 million. how do you put pressure on donors to commit to those promises and pay up. >> first of all i think your figures are a little out of date. last year 90% of what was pledged at the kuwait conference in january 2014 had not only
been pledged but committed. so we have received the money. i think it's important to look at time. the pledges are made in january, last year. this year the conference is in march. so sometimes it takes donors time to go back and say this is how we would like the amount we pledged to be divided up. last year the top donors get together on a regular basis and put pressure on each other, and those who haven't paid to make sure the money comes. >> but that still caused a shortfall in funding, which then called the u.n. to announce it was starting to cut food aid it that it provides to 4.2 million syrians. how did you manage that? >> well, two different things. first of all, the kuwait funding
doesn't cover all of the funding we asked for. last year we raised about 55% of what we asked for, for syria and neighboring countries. so the shortfall was over all because there was a lack of funding. >> whatever the reason it still affects people on the ground. >> and then to come to your point which is that people are desperate. last year what the world food program did, was they did an appeal to the world, and said we desperately need your help. and people rallied to that call. and the u.n. did as well. >> no end in site to this war. it is sucking in all of its neighbors. donor fatigue is creeping in. do you see an -- end to this
thing? >> it feels pessimistic, but we have to have hope for the people of syria. my colleague is doing his best. we are doing our best to get to as many people as we can. and we have to continue to put pressure on the leaders to come to some kind of resolution of this. it's more than four years. without a resolution without peace, without stability, more people will suffer. >> thank you for talking to al jazeera. >> thank you very much. lots more still to come here on the news hour? sport some handiwork helped india get ready for their competition. more on that stay with us. ♪
♪ welcome back. time for sport. here is far are. >> thank you so much. the yukon arctic extreme race has been experiencing temperatures below minus [ inaudible ] degree. daniel lak reports. >> reporter: it ease been an extremely eventful first 24/36 hours in this race. 11 or more competitors have had to pull out because of the cold weather. and one of them was leading the field yesterday. he was taken to hospital in the
helicopter a first for this race. and to get an idea of just what this kind of cold and environment can do to the human body. we talked to a scientist and a doctor a man who specializes in extreme environments and what they do so people. >> these are the first signs so to speak, you lose your dexterity, and of course everything is becoming more difficult, and you -- probably you are no longer able to get yourself out of problematic situation, whereby the problems add up add up add up become worse. >> reporter: the colder weather is also causing equipment to malfunction. one mountain biker told us he pushed his fat-tired mountain bike 65 kilometers. but organizers say, look if
there are going to be problems then they should happen early in the race. it's easier to help people if need be. and also as you get into even more cold weather into the high country, it's better to be climateized for that. after this race there's a 300-mile race and after the end of ten or 12 days, the 690-kilometer race that's the event they are calling the longest, toughest and coldest athletic event in the world. the icc says they will have a zero tolerance policy on flejing. players that assault or intimidate players will be fined
and then banned after a second exchange. >> circumstances differ from time to time. for a first offense you will likely end up with a fine which i think no player likes handing back most of his match fee. but certainly a repeat offense, will be punished with a suspension. >> after three months touring in australia, india have finally enjoyed a win. they beat afghanistan. the raining champions posted 364-5. but in rely afghanistan could only muster 211-8 in their 50 overs. although india took the wicket of ghani. combining for the catch. india winning by 153 runs.
>> i would like to say so a big, big [ inaudible ] pretty much [ inaudible ] most of the boxes. the race for champion's league football continues on tuesday. arsenal hosts lester while liverpool take on tottenham. spurs last win came in the london darby against arsenal on saturday. harry kaine scoring twice in the 2-1 win. >> the young boy hurricane up front has shown all of his life that he is a finisher that -- as i said there are different types of finishers, and when you play a pressure game you need your striker to be able to run and impress, and he leads the league very very
well in that aspect. the spurs beat the pacers to give coach greg popovich his 1,000th-career victory. they tapped the spurs 95-93 win. popovich comes the ninth nba coach to achieve 1,000 wins. >> i have been here a long time and i have good players. you know that's the formula. getting the players is difficult, but i have been fortunate to have good ones. the new jersey devils were booed off of the ice after losing to the oilers in the nhl. they have the fewest wins this season. 2-1 the final score. it is only edmonton's 15th victory this season. and the gloves came off in
ohio. the fight went on for a few minutes before the officials stopped it the raining stanley cup champions eventually won the game 4-3. and now the unveiling of this player's only wax work. he took a selfie and posted it on facebook. there's much more sport on our website. for all of the latest check out aljazeera.com/sport. that's it for me for now. darren back to you for now. >> thank you very much. stay with us here on al jazeera. i'll be back at the top of the hour with another full bulletin of news.
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only on al jazeera america the white house confirms the death of u.s. aide worker kayla mueller held hostage by isil in syria. ♪ hello, i'm darren jordan in doha. also rockets hit the eastern ukrainian town killing at least three people. ♪ pomp and circumstance in cairo, as egyptian president, welcomes the russian president. and [ inaudible ] g