tv Weekend News Al Jazeera August 1, 2015 4:00am-4:31am EDT
>> the u.s. launches strikes against al qaeda-linked rebels. also on this program international condemnation after a palestinian baby is killed in an arson attack. trade ministers fail to agree on a controversial deal that would free up markets for 40% of the world. plus -- >> what could be the kitchen of the future where these robotic arms are whipping up a crab bisque.
>> we begin in syria where fighter jets thought to be from the u.s. led alliance have bombed al qaeda-linked fighters. they had attacked the headquarters called division 30. they said they kidnapped eight division fighters accusing them of being agents of american interests. >> translator: the infantry commander went to syria to fight isil. coordination was agreed on and safe passage was granted to fight isil. so we are shocked by this attack against our fighters. rumors that we are american agents are not true. our fighters are syrians fighting isil and the syrian regime for the security of the syrian people. >> what is this fighting tell us
about the complex dynamics between syria's rebel groups? >> well, they have long been d they are not a united rebel movement. they do have a lot of differences, they may share the same goals to fight the syrian government. but some groups are more secular than others. others are more politically moderate than others. in this incident it involves division 30. little was made public about this group. this group is willing to fight isil and not the syrian government and this group is willing to cooperate and work with the united states. not many groups are ready to do that. and the front clearly sending a message both to the united states this group and others, who are even thinking about joining the u.s. in the fight against isil, warning them not to do so. targeting division 30 just a day after they entered to syria
they received training in turkey. we understand that they were with other groups to coordinate a possible offensive against isil when they attacked their base and abducted their commander as well as a number of fighters. so a message it's not the first time they have targeted groups who received some sort of support from the united states in the past, groups like the syrian revolutionary front. those groups have been forcedded todisband. >> what do you think it means for the the future to train syrian rebels? >> the u.s. has been facing a lot of difficult test. the program was launch in may. u.s. turkey agreement to build a force to train and equip a force to fight isil. the pentagon was hoping they would be able to train more than 5,000 fighters in a year. so far they trained 54. now we understand some of those
men are now abducted. the difficulty lies in finding recruits. first of all rebels are hesitant really, to join this force because they will be looked upon as mer senaries, this is what a lot of syrian opposition groups are calling them ready to work for the u.s. instead of fighting for the true cause, that's president assad and his government. the u.s. has imposed strict vetting requirements which make it hard. a lot of people who did try to participate were not allowed to do so. it calls into question about what is the united states going to do. it's a major setback for the united states. and the move right now really is a warning to other groups not to join washington. palestinian president said
he will ask the international court to investigate the killing of an 18-month-old baby. he was burned to death. thousands of people protested across the occupied west bank on friday. two palestinians have been killed by israeli forces in the last 24 hours after demonstrations. israel and the united states condemn the attack as an act of terrorism. and the u.n. security council called for calm in a statement that said members emphasize the importance of all statements condemning this attack and condemn all acts of violence and encourage all sides to lower tension, reject violence, avoid all provocations and seek a path toward peace. the palestinian ambassador to the u.n. blames the israeli government for allowing settler violence. >> let me share with you these two pictures of ali who was
murdered and then burned alive. and this is the second case in less than one year in which two palestinian children were torched to death. these terrorist crimes should not go unpunished and those who are responsible not only the terrorist settlers but also the responsible parties in the israeli government should be brought to justice and should face the punishment at the level of this hainous crime committed against this palestinian family. >> we do not believe the words of the israeli government. let their action speaks for itself. their action in previous occasions there was a similar incident in 2009 in which a family of palestinians in the area of bethlehem had molotov
cocktails thrown at the car and the family was burned. those responsible for that act they are not facing justice. so we need to see a different action by the israeli government in which they hold those terrorists responsible for stop giving them coverage and protection and to stop this illegal activities and this illegal policy of colonization and building settlements which is the environment that allows for the creation of such terrorists. >> the trans-pacific partnership talks have ended without agreements in hawai'i. the ministers were hoping to announce the biggest trade deal in history. some people are pleased negotiations at least for now have broken down. >> reporter: this was supposed to be the moment to announce the
biggest trade deal in history. the summit in hawai'i lasted four days. trans-pacific partnership negotiations have been going on for more than five years. the ministers claim of meaningful progress rang hollow. this was anticipated to be a make or break summit, disappoint disappointed that they didn't announce a deal in principle. >> there are, of course, at the end of the day a number of difficult issues that require additional attention to be resolved. i feel gratified about the progress that's been made. >> each country had its own priorities. for australia and new zealand it was access to markets for their agriculture. >> i'm sure you are aware that the auto industry in mexico is the 7th larger in the world and 4th largest exporter.
you can accuse me, it's putting myself to the front to really push the interest of my country. >> reporter: with a deal as complex as the tpp dead lon in one area prevents progress in others. they were in play along side general discussions on common regulations, not just the trade but also the production. and that's where critics were concerned. but ministers will concede on environmental standards if they got their way on tariff reductions. the big business would be given more power over consumers. the proposed lengthening of copyright periods for medicines concerned those who said the world's poorest couldn't pay higher costs. with no deal, campaigners are celebrating. >> for us this is a victory. what we have seen is several countries, australia comes to mind standing up and saying we are not going to trade away
health this week no matter how hard you lean on us. that makes a big difference for everyone. gad to see that outcome. >> january is an unofficial deadline for the tpp. any deal needs to be ratified by national governments by the u.s. congress before then. without president obama pushing it it could disappear. so no deal reached here in hawai'i. some disappointment on the stage with the ministers. there is no date set for further talks. but the ministers say they will go on. debris that investigators believe could be from missing flight mh 370 arrived in france for testing. the piece of a boeing 777 washed up on reunion island. the discoveries have baffled aviation experts for more than a year. >> reporter: this rocky beach is
where the wreckage was found. police walk its length. and watch from the sky perhaps there's more to find. the work discovered the debris while cleaning the beach. he thinks this bottle could be another clue. so he's taking it to the police. >> translator: i have 30 walkers and every morning before we start, we will check the sea. and if we find something we will call the police. >> reporter: the discovery of wreckage made the small island an important place in the search for the missing malaysian airlines flight mh 370 which disappeared while on route to beijing last year. experts say codes it's from the wing of a boeing 777 the same as mh 370. the man who found it is relieve relieved. >> translator: if it's from the plane, i'm happy for the
families. now they know for sure they perished. >> reporter: while the wreckage is wrapped for transportation to france, the deep-sea search continues. it may not reveal why the plane changed course or anything about exactly what happened on board, but it does concern they are looking in the right place thousands of kilometers to the east of reunion island. looking out at the vast indian ocean, it's something of a miracle any debris could have made it this far. if that piece of wreckage is proven to come from mh 370, it could be the only part of it ever found. now the beach is attracting curious locals. they watch and speculate. the wreckage may review some answers, but the mystery is far from solved. coming up on al jazeera it's been described as a game changer in the fight against the
30. palestinian president says he will ask the international criminal court to investigate the killing of an 18-month-old baby. he was burned to death in an arson attack. talks to secure a free trade deal ended with no agreement. they have been negotiating the trans-pacific partnership in hawai'i. the pact would cover 40% of the world's economy. britain's prime minister has drawn up plans to tackled migrant crisis. about 3,000 migrants are making persistent attempts to cross into britain through the channel tunnel. security teams are struggling to stop them. >> they got through. migrants cling to the top as it drives away from the tunnel on the english side of the tunnel. the disruptions in the tunnel are causing the roads to clog up
in south eastern england. bad news for the british economy and anyone hoping to cross to france in the holiday season. so the british prime minister is under pressure. >> we are going to take action right across the board. starting with helping the french on their side of the border, we are going to put in more fencing, more resources, more sniffer dog teams more assistance in any way we can in terms of resources. >> the situation is complicated by french ferry workers. they are on strike protesting over job cuts. they blocked roads into the port. meanwhile, more chaotic scenes at migrants succeeded in getting around security men. they dashed towards the terminal. it's these kinds of pictures that alarmed people in britain. the numbers of migrants trying to get into britain are relatively small given how many are going elsewhere in europe.
>> what we are seeing is a symptom of the fact that the world is in the worst rev tugay crisis since the second world war. thea small proportion are risking their lives crossing the mediterranean. and a tiny proportion are trying to reach the u.k. >> reporter: europe's politicians are in a quandary. it's shaping up to be a long, tense summer along the english channel. the european union is dealing with a my grant crisis on numerous fronts. hungary says its immigration problem has reached unprecedented levels, it's building a four meter high fence along syria. >> for the political block the
european union is looking good but closing itself off. this appears to be the most profound expression of europe, the shutting down access to the eu. almost none of the syrians or iraqis or afghans who might want to cross over this border have any intention of staying in hungary. but for the government, that doesn't seem to be the point. the european union member states were asked how many refugees they were willing to resettle. hungary was prepared to take no people. volunteers offer advice and coffee for those who have got through. in syria they heard of the fence and they thought it was an irrelevance. >> he want to find another way. if close this way, he will go
around to another way. he will not stop the people because they kill my mother or my wife, somebody kill her, i will not stay there in my country. my government kill these people, i will not stay there. i will go to any country. >> bus loads of others arrive. a large group of afghan children devoured small amounts of food. their hope is in this piece of paper which says they are asylum seekers. they are put on the next train to budapest. some are so young hungary's lack of interest is a total contrast to the fence. >> it's a substitution of government effort. the hungarian government is not willing to have these people.
they are lacking information. and they are trying to provide them what they need and trying to show a more human attitude towards them than the hungarian government does. >> does hungary believe the fence will keep people out? while on the ground, refugees are sent on their way into europe for another country to deal with. >> every culture or community has its own identity. we believe that europe's identity goes back to christianity as a religion or cultural identity. the flood of migrants, it's posing a major threat to that. >> every day the game of cat and mouse goes on. a family tried to hide in the ditch. when the police arrive they are forced to scatter. will they see each other again? it isn't clear.
all the while the trees come down as the ground is prepared for hungary's great fence. its message to refugees, go somewhere else. >> the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is on his way to cairo for talks with egyptians leaders. the relationship ended two years ago when the u.s. cut off military aid to protest against the overthrow of morsi. >> reporter: this is the symbol of power and prestige the egyptians have been seeking. new f-16s like these have been delivered by the u.s. two years ago the obama administration suspended defensively aid after the egyptian military after the president kicked morsi out of office. the u.s. decision was surprising. officials were angered by what
they considered a violation of political freedom. every year since 1987 washington has given cairo $1.3 billion in military aid. that money pays for american made fighter jets, helicopters tanks, ammunition and training. and every other year egyptian and u.s. forces will hold a training exercise called bright star. that hasn't happened since the arab spring erupt in 2011. when the president attended the general assembly last september he met with u.s. president barack obama who said they had reason to work together. >> everything from the palestinian israeli situation in gaza to libya to the issues of isil, iraq and syria. >> even so, it wasn't until the end of march that the white house decided to resume most of the aid for what it calls national security reasons. including egypts efforts to deal
with isil fighters who had been attacking its troops in the sinai peninsula. it comes with conditions. washington decides what cairo can have. analysts say this is how the u.s. will pressure cairo on political and human rights. >> if the egyptian government does not take concrete steps in addressing these political issues no amount of weapons no amount of recalibration can have a fundamental impact on fixing cairo's security problems. >> secretary of state john kerry met twice in the past year. their meetings will be dominated by the region's security challenges. but this will also be a public demonstration of how the obama administration is recalibrating its ties to a country that considers an essential ally. the saudi embassy in the u.k. confirmed that osama bin
laden half sister die in a plane crash in london. a private plane overshot the runway. the plane which was flying from milan crashed into a car auction sight next to the airport. the world health organization says an experimental ebola vaccine could be a game changer in the fight against the virus. the w.h.o. says the vaccine has been a hundred percent effective. ebola spread quickly by contact with blood or bodily fluids and kills between 19 and 50%. it spread quickly. more than 11,000 people have died since march of last year. the vaccine could possibly
eradicate the virus. >> reporter: it's a fantastic development. it's a game changer. having this tool as part of our toolkit to fight the epidemic, to bring it down to zero cases. the next step would be to roll this out make sure there is enough product for the trial to be extended into hotspots that are still ongoing where there is transmission. and to continue providing the support that's required to the healthcare workers on the front line who still face this. >> inquiry into the former kpg agent. his widow says russian president ordered his killing. he drank tea at a london hotel. moscow refused to extradite the two main suspects. firefighters in the u.s. state of california is trying to
contain a series of wildfires in lake county. the fires in the northern part of the state have spread across more than 7,000-hectares. hundreds of people have been evacuated and the governor declared a state of emergency. for many people cooking dinner is a chore. now a team of robotics experts have come up with a solution. the world's first robotic kitchen. >> it's time for dinner and they are hard at work. every movement of its arms comes from a real chef prerecorded as he made crab bisque. the way these arms move, the graceful way in which cooking dinner behind me here, seem to represent the way a normal chef would cook dinner. this is a prototype installation. it will go on the market in 2018 priced at $75,000.
the designers of this unit suggest that could come down substantially if the idea catches on. as futuristic as it may seem, all kitchens will come fitted with robotic arms. >> you have access to unlimit would library of recipes which is intellectual property of different chefs. in this case you can enjoy any kind of dish potentially today if you have the same ingredients they use. >> much of the skills come from its hands produced by a leading u.k. robotics company. >> we said let's replicate the capability in a machine. so where we need to copy the human hand down to the last detail, we have done. in other areas we have taken engineering compromises that give us the same performance but
without the complications of things like knuckles. >> they are looking at how they could be used for the preparation of meals. it could be put to other uses. >> it could have social impacts. we have a crisis of not having enough carers in this country. and having a system like this that could prefair fresh and high quality meals for people in their homes would be fantastic. >> the making of the crab bisque goes without a hitch. what the robot serves up is the same as the chef's real dish. years of development are still needed. but if wildly adopted the robot kitchen has the potential to change the way millions prepare their dinner. the proof of any dish is in the tasting.