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on the move of. thousands of civilians are unable to escape flushing in north korea a health crisis indonesia's remote or province where measles outbreak is feared to have killed hundreds of people we have an exclusive report also and. families to return home to the democratic republic of congo bought the piece last. gunmen have stormed the office of the save the children aid agency and east of the attack began with a suicide bombing at the front of the compound and two gunman still inside we will be live in a moment off victoria report. the attack began with a bomb exploding near the entrance of aid organization save the children in
jalalabad security forces were quickly on the scene and gunfire was exchanged. afghan special forces have been called in to help so far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack jalalabad is the capital of nanga ha province on the border with pakistan the area has become a stronghold for islamic state of iraq and the levant. backed by u.s. as strikes afghan forces have successfully targeted eisel and taliban fighters bought attacks on civilians continue coups in heavy casualties the attack in jalalabad comes just days after taliban fighters killed eighteen people at the intercontinental hotel in the capital kabul the afghan intelligence service blamed the pakistan based taliban affiliated hakani network relations between the two countries are already tense and the u.s. has cut off nine hundred million dollars in aid to pakistan because of alleged support groups afghan security forces are on high alert attacks like this show
armed fighters remain capable of causing chaos across afghanistan victoria gates and be there. let's go to a correspondent jennifer glass now she is joining us live from the capital kabul what are you hearing about what's happening jennifer as the still an ongoing situation. it is elizabeth very much an ongoing situation we understand the attackers are on the top floor of that thirty three story building in jalalabad that is home to the ngo save the children special forces arrived on the scene very quickly after it happened just a little over an hour ago now but we know that twelve people so far have been injured and initially we know that there were people trapped inside they were sending text messages to friends and loved ones we're not exactly sure who is trapped inside how many people are there but we do know that it is an ongoing situation with afghan special forces exchanging fire with what they believe are
heavily armed attackers not only with guns but grenades as well and as you heard from the tour is reported as you said elizabeth it all started with an explosion at the gate of the office as i said more than an hour ago and this is happening and jalalabad but as victoria's report covered jennifer this attack is coming just days after that very long siege at the intercontinental hotel in the capital just on the weekend. that's correct the taliban claimed responsibility for that attack but i should tell you elizabeth just in the last few minutes the taliban have tweeted that they are not involved at all in this attack in jalalabad so it shows the kind of challenges the afghan government is facing here it is likely then that it could be the other big group that it will launch a big attacks here the islamic state or ice so which is present very much to the east of the country but as you said we're afghanistan is still reeling from the terrible attack on the intercontinental hotel on sunday that killed twenty two
people in a siege that lasted sixteen hours afghan special forces have been praised for their actions there and the government saying that you know more than one hundred sixty people were rescued and the death toll could have been very much worse but it was a very difficult siege as i said that went on from late saturday night until sunday afternoon with six attackers holding off afghan special forces as well as nato special forces as well supporting them but now of course another ongoing attack in jalalabad and there has been fighting across afghanistan the last few days the fighting in for a province has been very difficult there have been attacks on security forces and civilians have been killed by e.d.s. so very difficult time for afghanistan right now and as you can see by the latest attack that they do they just continue jennifer thank you very much for that for now that jennifer glass joining us with the very latest on the ongoing situation in jalalabad and we will of course be going back to afghanistan when we have more
information but for now thank you jennifer. and we are going to move on to other news for now at least thirty one people have been killed after two car bombs went off in the libyan city of benghazi the first exploded as worshipers left a mosque off the evening prayers on tuesday. the second bomb detonated injuring and killing emergency crews. the u.n. says about five thousand. people have been trying to get out of the free in region in northern syria since turkey began its offensive against kurdish fighters five days ago. while the air and ground operation in a free and has opened a new front in the nearly seven year war activists say at least twenty three civilians have been killed. in a surrounded by turkish and free syrian army forces to the north east and west and syrian government forces to the south most of those fleeing are traveling through
government held territory to an enclave inside aleppo city that's controlled by kurdish versus the syrian observatory for human rights is accusing government forces of blocking them let's get more on all of this now we're joined by our correspondent stephanie decker she is live for us from the turkish syrian border so what else is this u.n. report saying stephanie about the situation for civilians. yes it's corroborating what we've been hearing from our sources of the fact that most of these border villages up the mountain you see behind me there's been intensive shelling all not of the last couple of days we've heard some today but it is less than it has been in the last few days that they people have fled those border villages and as you mentioned around five thousand people are the u.n. estimates they haven't managed to get out of often province they are displaced inside the province in the u.n. report saying that the authorities. that is the id the political party in the white p.g.d. the armed wing are preventing them from leaving now we've heard this before from
sources we've been speaking to from often saying that the y.p. d's afraid that turkey will completely flatten the city if there are no civilians we've been speaking to some people inside there is concern growing of course they say they still have food and water but of course this is a military offensive at the moment still along its borders but it is coming closer it's incredibly cold i didn't know there was quite heavy shelling we've just heard but it's incredibly cold here elizabeth and these people it's also been raining and there is no sun trying to dry their clothes that are out in the open and of course they're surrounded as you mentioned the border with turkey to the west and north is closed is closed to any for any syrian refugee who wants to leave so it does look like it is an incredibly difficult situation a lot of shelling going on now that we can hear for the civilians and how long do we expect the situation to long stephanie it is day five of this operation on the.
it's very difficult to tell the y p g r a formidable fighting force you know we've been seeing over the last couple of days you have announcements at the f.s.a. those of the free syrian army fighters inside syria backed by turkey they've taken some villages in the next day they go back into y.p. jihad so it is a very fluid front line turkey is using a lot of heavy artillery shelling also of course they have the upper hand when it comes to that but i think also the big question elizabeth it will take time that's for sure but then you have turkey threatening to move further east to clear the y.p. g. from areas there and those are the areas of the more under u.s. influence so it's a big it's a bigger picture it's complicated and you know now just to bring you back to where we are the shelling has intensified i don't think the microphone could pick it up but it gives you an indication of sort of the good the strength and the you know the relentlessness of that bombarding happening along these border villages stephanie thank you very much for that that is stephanie deck of with the relations
joining us from the syrian border thank you well elsewhere in syria at least twenty one people have suffered breathing problems after a suspected chemical attack on a rebel held on clave near the capital damascus earlier this week the syrian observatory for human rights has accused the government of using chlorine gas on the neighborhood of the attack prompted warnings from the international community diplomats from twenty nine countries have met in paris to push for sanctions and criminal charges against those responsible for similar attacks. and the united nations security council has met to discuss the use of chemical weapons in syria as kristen suddenly reports from the u.n. in new york. russia called this last minute security council meeting on the issue of chemical weapons in syria to defend itself against attacks coming from the united states alleging that russia was ultimately responsible for ongoing chemical attacks in syria because it had failed. to authorize ongoing investigations by the
u.n. into those attacks the u.s. and russian ambassador were quite friendly on their way into the meeting but once the meeting took off into formal statements they went on the attack the russians said they are all for accountability in syria when it comes to chemical weapons but past investigations they said were unscientific and politically motivated those past investigations found evidence that syria and ice will both have used chemical weapons syria of course denies that they have used chemical weapons russia suggested that the recent attack being talked about and eastern ghouta was actually being manufactured or somehow exploited by the west start a new company this is not seem strange to anybody that this alleged episode the veracity of which is yet to be confirmed or perpetrators yet to be identified which for some reason these converges with the meeting in paris in the forthcoming syrian national dialogue in sochi when russia doesn't like the facts they try and distract
the conversation that's because the facts come back over and over again to the truth russia wants to hide that the assad regime continues to use chemical weapons against its own people russia also announced it's putting forward a new proposal to address chemical weapons used in syria but the united kingdom pointed out in its remarks that past proposals undermine the council's intend to hold the government of syria accountable and said focusing on non-state actors like i saw clearly this will be a problem going forward something that will have to be negotiated the united states for its part said that it would not accept any proposal that undermines its ability to get at the truth still ahead on the bulletin the looming court decision and brazil that could be a pivotal moment in a political future and when you look at how hong kong's famous and the skyline schools and. health problems for many of its residents.
welcome back now as we look at weather conditions across europe we've seen this area of snow across turkey gradually dying away some improving situation here we've got to quite conditions across southeastern areas generally fine around the central part of the mediterranean but across more western areas we've got a frontal system pushing in pretty mild conditions and also some fairly heavy rain that frontal system pushing through the u.k. and northern parts of france during the course of wednesday night through into thursday behind it slightly cooler brighter conditions likely for the rain eventually pushing down into the iberian peninsula has had a crossover side of the mediterranean weather conditions cherry not looking too bad across western areas further towards the east this circulation of low pressure is bring you want to showers on to the coast of more eastern parts of libya and also
for egypt too but cairo should be a largely dry temperatures dropping away as we head on through into thursday with just the chance of a shower turning up here now to head into central parts of africa weather conditions are generally looking pretty good seven loosen the showers across the pond still a few showers across congo and towards ugandan towns in the west africa are looking dry and find plenty of sunshine expected here acra sunny highs of thirty one and it should be a fine day in lagos nigeria with a maximum of thirty two. good
to have you with us on al jazeera these are all top stories gunmen have stormed the office of the save the children aid agency in the east end of the gonna stop the attack began with a suicide car bombing on the front of the compound in jalalabad two gunmen are still inside at least thirty one people have been killed off a two car bombs went off in the libyan city of benghazi the first exploded as worshipers left a mosque and the second bomb detonated hostname into targeting emergency rooms. the
u.n. says about five thousand people have fled the a three in region in northern syria since tookie began its offensive against kurdish fighters five days ago activists say at least twenty three civilians have been killed. let's get more from now on that breaking story we are joined by a journalist and he's joining us on the phone from jalalabad where the attack is taking place thank you for your time i believe that you are not fall from the save the children office in jalalabad what are you hearing where you are. incident in the. time. before i remember. the. public health. people. from.
baby and the dead body. or mr bobby thank you very much for your time on the set journalist hawaiian barber joining us on the phone from jalalabad where that ongoing attack is taking place at the office of the aid organization save the children we will bring you more information on that as it becomes available to us thank you. now a measles outbreak is feared to have killed hundreds of malnourished people in indonesia's eastern poplar province officials say sixty nine children have died but church leaders believe the death toll is much higher when our correspondent steps lawson and her team gained rare access to some of those forgotten villages in one of the world's most remote regions they took a commercial flight from the capital jakarta to get to tell a powerful province from timika the team took a small plane to get to gods they then travelled by boat through the river in the
sand into the jungle to get from the guards to. step wason is that she's in a church in a guards that is being used as an emergency clinic and she told us what she saw there. well we found heartbreaking scenes in the village at the top where many children had died it's one of the hardest hit villages twenty seven children were reported that because of malnutrition of course of their wheat products they were very vulnerable to disease like measles and chicken pox and likely found is that none of the children had actually had proper vaccinations and also no doctors had visited this area for over a year but people told us they are striking also was not only the among the skinny children and babies but also their mothers are in very bad condition so many of these babies are already born malnourished and they won't have a good chance to survive to the first try to arrest the people who are really
struggling that they will actually loan they were calling on the government especially the central government in charge taxes to help them they have no space in the regional government they think they don't care about after their natural places they are so it's a very very challenging situation and also very remote as you can see in our report . the land of the smart spreads across a vast jungle delta only reachable by boat a challenge in journey most outsiders prefer to avoid. in us at that settlement in the middle of dense forest we are welcomed by grieving parents dozens of topless died after their malnourished bodies didn't survive a measles outbreak a doctor has yet to visit the remote village. i mean by your having a lives have become so hard we need a doctor to come here the government in jakarta has to help us because the local government has never visited us a government health department spokesman has said stuff are working with very
limited resources and they're trying very hard to help the people are threatened by a lack of medical care and address to change in lifestyle to find food they used to spend months in the forest. they used to eat sad go from palm trees and drink natural water but since the government opened district offices here everything is changed instant food and energy drinks entered the area but the us most people don't know these things are bad for them. some are smart women go through the long process to put prius psagot we find children eating uncooked instant noodles and the baby drinking instant coffee while the children have been dying these are smart people are left on their own far away from any doctor or government officials who don't make the effort to make the long and difficult journey only a strong government commitment to reach out to these poor papa once can help to prevent another tragedy. to handle the health crisis
catholic church workers are handing out food to young children and give how the vice tomatoes many of them are malnourished as well but the us must can't continue to live on donations of food aid for rafa to survival depends on their ability to revive traditions and the willingness of the government to really help and guide them. well the government has declared this a medical emergency and what's happening now is that there's a task force consisting of police and military the military is here now go into the villages all together with how to work us from the how to carmen interact that they go through this village just trying to save a children's lives bring the workstations to this church basically and i got this is an emergency hospital right now because the rest of the hospital the clinics it's already over full so the children of the and taken care of right here and we got this very rare access and
a lot of people here the fast ones are very worried that journalists are gone that all to these medical emergency things are gong that the estimates will be left to themselves again so they will have to go back to their villages soon and who will take care of them that. now regional government in yemen says one point five billion dollars worth of aid from saudi arabia has not arrived at the border as promised the salvia led military coalition new humanitarian program on monday in response to mounting criticism about the humanitarian crisis the coalition is supporting yemen's government against rebels who control much of the country including the capital. we only heard announcements on t.v. that the humanitarian aid reached and was distributed that's not true nothing reached. yemen still faces oppression stemming from king solomon circle what is published about yemen is not true it was published it has come but it did not arrive. hundreds of thousands of people returning home in the democratic republic
of congo after months of hiding of fighting between the army and rebels from the castle region broke out in august two thousand and sixteen killing more than three thousand people since as catherine reports from. people worried a fragile peace could end at any time. these former child soldiers relaxer to rehabilitation center in central fighters supporters kooks of. a rebel group that has been fighting government forces since twenty sixteen mark is seventeen years old he joined the group to avoid the consequences of not joining in his friends get beaten up or even killed for insisting he was also afraid of government soldiers. i joined. my fist and was burning houses when we attacked then i was promoted money. i was fine they were arrested and spent six months in
jail before i was rescued by the un forces. fighting increased after police killed a traditional chief who was critical of president joseph kabila as government in the mineral rich region with a history of political and territorial tension the violence spread fast these house belongs to a police commander and when the rebels came to this area back in august they banned him alive inside the house people here also told us they terrorized them for three days before the military came. to some but she says her husband was killed by a government soldier son by militias who didn't about uniform and i blame them all i never imagined my home which has always been peaceful would become so violent so quickly and i pray never to see that happen again the violence has significantly reduced after an easy peace deal between the states and their grief a community of sample kingdom it was negotiated by this man the community spiritual
leader but he says the government has not or not their green meant and accuses its forces of widespread across cities. i ordered for peace to come back because it is the government and the president who are not ready for peace conditions set out in the peace talks have not been met whatever happens will not be on mine. the military and police deployed to this area remain on high alert guarding the airport and other facilities they've also been accused of human rights abuses in. the government and no reason to attack civilians who did not create the conflict or enemy shias. on the motive. many people in the countryside where the conflict was at its worst are farmers they've been unable to plant crops for three seasons and though they say it's time to rebuild their lives they still fear they may have to run again catherine sorry al-jazeera
a sigh central at the democratic republic of congo. the other soldiers have gone on trial and are trying to overthrow president mohammed though is hopeful they are tempted to order the end of two thousand and fifteen twelve soldiers three customs officers and a dozen civilians were arrested a verdict is expected by the end of the week. the court in brazil is due to decide on wednesday whether to uphold a corruption conviction against former president know that a silver. well thousands of his supporters rallied in southern brazil to hear him speak the day before the decision if he loses has a pill will be unable to run for presidency this year despite being the early favorite to win but he was defiant as he addressed the crowd. i don't know if it is the fear of losing return in twenty eighteen i don't know if it is for you if it is for you it's good because they're not afraid of the bad things we
did but of the good things we did. now finally this bulletin hong kong is famous for its bright neon skyline but now locals want authorities to have the off switch they're fed up with light pollution sarah clarke reports. when the sun sets in hong kong the city skyline comes alive. and neon lights aluminite the crowded streets the glow from the densely packed skyscrapers is one of the city's main attractions oh my god the lights were on. with it. but this appreciation is not shared by everyone in hong kong last year the government reported a record number of complaints the curtains may be drawn residents argue the glare outside is hard to a skype we receive some complaints about the light pollution. all they have. to stop us from outside. scientists at the
university of hong kong spent months studying levels of light pollution collecting more than five million measurements they found hong kong one of the world's worst offenders the lights pollution condition in hong kong was extremely severe. and the urban real. you know the lights night sky brightness which is what we measure is on average a few hundred times over the level off bats without light pollution in cities such as seoul london shanghai i'm sorry billboard lighting and signage is regulated and there are penalties. but in hong kong there are no laws of voluntary charging card just businesses to switch off between eleven pm and seven am the critics say it's not enough to make a difference the government says four thousand eight hundred properties have signed up to the charges so far and it's satisfied that it's working we are doing our
utmost to address this puppy concerned we are we attach importance to the voting to extend life and is taking. but not everyone is convinced and some residents a tightwad upon themselves to act so each outlet or campaign to have a commercial building switch off after midnight she won but she expects the lights to eventually turn back on i know that the building have her side the child is turning logic but just based on the life there is no one is it has fallen to. her for now it seems hong kong's broad lights will continue to shine. al-jazeera hong kong. hello again i'm elizabeth with the headlines on al-jazeera and the gunmen have stormed the office of the save the children aid agency in the east of ghana from
the attack began and with a suicide car bombing up the front of the compound in jalalabad to government a still inside. in other news at least thirty one people have been killed after two car bombs went off in the libyan city of benghazi the first exploded as worshipers left a mosque after evening prayers on tuesday half an hour later the second ball detonated injuring and killing emergency crews the u.n. says about five thousand people have been trying to get out of the a fleeing region in northern syria since turkey began its offensive against kurdish fighters five days ago the air and ground operation in a free and has opened a new front in the nearly seven year old more activists say at least twenty three civilians have been killed. elsewhere in syria at least twenty one people have suffered breathing problems after a suspected chemical attack on a rebel held on clay near the capital damascus earlier this week the syrian observatory for human rights has accused the government of using chlorine gas on
the neighborhood of boomer the attack prompted warnings from the international community diplomats from twenty nine countries have met in paris to push for sanctions and criminal charges against those responsible for similar attacks on a regional government in yemen says one point five billion dollars worth of aid from saudi arabia has not arrived at the border as promised the saudi led military coalition launched a new humanitarian program in yemen on monday in response to mounting criticism over the humanitarian crisis the coalition is supporting yemen's government against rebels because in brazil is due to decide on wednesday whether to up hold a corruption kind of conviction against former president the reason i do that a silver. or thousands of his supporters rallied in southern brazil to hear him speak a day before the decision if he loses his appeal he'll be unable to walk for the
presidency the see it despite being the early favorite to win. i'll have another news bulletin for you in just under thirty minutes coming up next inside story. there is a very important source of information for many people around the world. have gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. for us backing for israel and palestinian vice president mike pence says the u.s. embassy will be moved to jerusalem next year and washington will back a two state solution but only if both sides agree amid so much distrust and despair at u.s. policy is the so-called peace process still relevant this is inside story.
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