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i'm adrian for the get this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up on the run a spike in violence forces thousands of people to flee the democratic republic of congo. a morning commute in italy turns into chaos leaving two people dead and dozens more injured. egypt marks seven years since the revolution the pled to hosni mubarak's downfall. government has received a big blow to the credibility of its handling of the hinge refugee crisis a former u.s. diplomat has quit an international advisory board aimed at resolving the turmoil in rakhine state bill richardson who was once considered a close friend of aung san suu kyi she accused the meum alida of lacking moral leadership on the issue he branded the panel set up by suchi a whitewash calling it a cheerleading operation for the government. i was very unhappy and distressed by
down sunset she reaction to my plea that this issue of the reuters journalists being treated fairly and rapidly and that brought almost an explosion on her part. saying there were issues relating to the official secrecies act that this was not my charter as a member of the advisory board and the very heated exchange that we had i don't want to be part of a whitewash and i felt it's best but then i resign immediately and this is bangladesh's prime minister has to appeal to the united nations general assembly for more help in dealing with the crisis meanwhile man mas military has been accused of using gang rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the range of rights groups say the attacks occurred during the recent crackdown in rakhine state in which as many as seven thousand people have
thoughts of been killed i was a serious child stratford reports now from the good of a long refugee camp in bangladesh. fifteen seventeen years old samia the soldiers tied them to trees and gang raped them the eldest says this is still so close useless as the second man began to prove to lie so. beyond me surrounded our house she says my sister and i were in the bathrooms the soldiers buzzed in and drank this outside seven main raped me. she says passers by found them unconscious and still tied to the trees. it was difficult to walk she says but they helped us it took us fifteen days to walk to the bangladesh border. rights groups say that the myanmar army used gang rape as part of its ethnic cleansing campaign that killed thousands of people and destroyed their homes in
rakhine state they also say that myanmar's case highlights massive floors in the international criminal justice system and there are questions being asked as to whether the interests of powerful countries like china could jeopardize myanmar ever fully being called to account. gathering evidence in myanmar is almost impossible at the moment the myanmar government has banned the un's top human rights investigator from entering the country me and my has made a very big mistake in banning myself and also a fact finding mission and other investigative teams to going in because this is exactly what the world needs to to see and hear from is the first hand reports from persons like myself and others rights groups say the un security council should refer me to the international criminal court in the hague but the i.c.c.
only has jurisdiction over crimes committed by states that have signed its founding treaty the rome statute and we is not a signatory getting myanmar an i.c.c. referral in the un security council would likely fail because of china's power of veto china's interests in myanmar a growing these include oil pipelines across rakhine and the construction of a deep water port. the girls now live with the woman that found them in the camp four months ago. they say they heard gunshots inside the house as they were drunk the way they say their mother father and three siblings were inside is the soldiers look at the front door behind them and set their home on fire. al-jazeera from the refugee camp run with the. a train derailment in italy has left at least two people dead and dozens injured as happened in be able to tell oh in the
province of the land the train which was full of commuters came off the tracks in the morning rush hour these are live pictures from the scene of the accident on the line now is being a sports reporter tancredi primary who is in milan what more do we know about what's happened here. the morning the. morning. before the. italian time the plane. came on our t.v. seventy five kilometers from. stopping at every station. commuter and really. of the. carriages in particular that had been in boulder to carry. part of the convoy. that are.
also on the side of the. of these two carriages in the operations over. as you mention to the people at the moment but critical conditions. alaska. saying that they. are exempt. because. being. involved especially to. the middle of the convoy many weaknesses. in the same thing that the. extremes. on the. suspicions are that over. a little.
point of. actually it is particularly difficult also. because of the police. because if you go to. was the perfect. by you but you have to be creature now by a plea. for the articulate helicopter. flying over to. your little seven people. in the two carriages very many thanks indeed been sports reporting there from. people fleeing the eastern democratic republic of congo reporting a surge in killings rapes and abductions by armed groups the u.n. says the violence has pushed more than ten thousand people into neighboring uganda since the beginning of december to serious malcolm webb reports from the uk
a band the refugee camp in uganda all of the people here have arrived in the last few days fleeing their villages in the east of the democratic republic of congo they say because of a spike in violence kidnappings killings and rapes by armed groups and now they're queuing up here to register so they can be relocated from this transit camp to long term refugee settlements further inside uganda we went up to the border met some of the new arrivals unaccompanied on their journey here let's take a look at that story now rebecca says many of her neighbors have been killed raped in recent weeks groups keep attacking her village in the democratic republic of congo that's why she's walked here to neighboring uganda with her family they met by ugandan soldiers near the border. when you go to pick your crops or go
to the forest or fire you if you're a man they kill you and if you're a woman they'll rape you that's why we came here. along with other new arrivals rebecca continues her journey in a u.n. truck the u.n. says more than ten thousand people it arrived here in the last month fleeing a spike in violence. everyone we spoke to says they don't know which armed groups are attacking them or why they say the fighters carry guns wear uniforms and speak languages from all over congo and neighboring rwanda since it's not safe at home this refugee transit camps the better option tired and covered with the new arrivals first have to line up here and get their feet frayed in fact and and everyone is made to come over here and wash their hands as well after the journey be tiresome to made to go through this but the camp managers say it's necessary then everyone has to queue up here for
a medical check in that sense at the end. rebecca's baby twins kelvin and carol they are identified as severely malnourished. she says she hasn't been able to harvest her crops for weeks and hasn't produced enough breastmilk u.n. officials say these kinds of problems a typical among those arriving at the transit camp before they can be assisted and taken to long term refugee settlements most of the reason he's always wind of it because when you talk to them to walk for a long distance we also have cases where women i can name the been actually i don't or they have this cold here especially at night blanket's will help keep the back as family warm until they can build a new home her husband in a small can still never go back up and we've heard that here is peaceful we're still on the way though we're optimistic that everything will be better and not like congo. a new life started spending the night on the floor of this shelter.
is safer here but it will be weeks before things get any easier. malcolm webb al-jazeera yacob on the transit camp uganda. a court in brazil has upheld a conviction against former president luis ignacio for corruption and money laundering it's a major setback for his plans to run again for the presidency but he insists he will contest october's selection. as a boat a port cell from the southern city of port. these people are standing by. they're convinced he will be presumed next precedent despite a court's ruling that makes it almost impossible for him to run. the risk distance will never die we lost the battle but not the war president twenty one thousand nine.
hundred. ninety eight. on wednesday an appeals court upheld his conviction for corruption and money laundering even increase the sentence to twelve years and one month one of the judges said there is no doubt that the former president was involved in a corruption scheme. i looked at these questions one by one reaffirming specifically that the issue of culpability is the largest vector for the sentence and i considered culpability to be extremely high in this case. it happened in the city of port city where extreme security measures were taken to prevent clashes between supporters and those who backed the court's decision. in sao paulo brazil's economic capital many celebrated. thinks he shouldn't
be investigated because he's god all his companions are behind bars and are incriminating him we want justice should be arrested he must be convicted. he's now seventy two he was prisons first working class president and is credited with lifting millions out of poverty. the court's judgment complicate his chances of making it to this year's presidential race. but you know remains defiant. if you vote for me this court ruling is an opportunity to travel through brazil and have a dialogue with the brazilian people now i can see that everything that they're doing is to close the door to my candidacy as provocation is so shameful but now i want to be candidate for the presidency of the republic brazilian law bans candidates who have been convicted from running for office there are truly go moves you like
and make to avoid prison and to fight to be allowed to run in october's election. but for many that will now be tougher than his supporters would like to what made. the case how will. the weather update next year i was zero then beijing's controversial plan to clean up the city is leaving thousands of people homeless plus. underage allan's in moscow and later in the program i'll be explaining why a british satirical film about this man is not going down well russia. we've got the usual rash of heavy showers across a good part of southeast asia six in particular a wet weather across malaysia some very heavy rain there is
a pang hundred ten millimeters of rain coming down in twenty four hours and the ship was never really too far away to see how they continue to drift in on the the north easterly winds so maybe show us to into the far south of the region so indonesia particularly wet as we go on through the next few days but notice some big downpours coming into the philippines as we go on into saturday and all the parts of australia see some very big down polls recently particular up around the the gothic. terria in sioux falls in territory was seen some violent storms rumbling away the two millimeters of rain here in the space of a twenty four hours and further heavy showers as we go through the next twenty four hours and indeed into the next forty eight hours further south is going to be the story going to be about the heat thirty four celsius there for adelaide on friday warmest as we go on into sas day in and sunday where we can be approaching the forty degree mark by this stage the heavy downpours further north they will continue but towards western parts of australia it was largely fine and dry largely
fought in try to ensure good parts of new zealand still on the warm side or clint twenty seven degrees. look the arrival of refugees is debated in european parliament's. but the journey itself is little understood. to syrians document the route that is claimed so many lives searching for sanctuary part two people in power at this time on al-jazeera.
hello again the top stories this hour on al-jazeera former u.s. diplomat bill richardson has resigned from an international advisory panel tackling the hinge a crisis calling it a whitewash at least seven hundred thousand fled kind region for bangladesh since the start of a military crackdown in august. a train derailment in italy has left at least two people dead dozens injured it happened in peel tello in the province of bil'in the train full of commuters came off the tracks in the morning rush hour. people fleeing the eastern democratic republic of congo reporting a surge in the number of killings rapes and abductions by armed groups the u.n. says the violence pushed more than ten thousand people into neighboring uganda since the beginning of december. officials in turkey are disputing the white house's version of a phone call about its offensive against kurdish y p g fighters in northern syria
the white house says that president donald trump urged his turkish counterpart to curtail ankara's campaign in africa which is now at its sixth day the turkey says the truck did not force concerns of escalating violence turkish officials also say that trouble sure that the u.s. would no longer supply syrian kurdish fighters with arms. january twenty fifth marks the seventh anniversary of the egyptian revolution of brought down president hosni mubarak downtown cairo is in lockdown with security forces sealing off all entrances to tahrir square the focal point of the uprising but it smith has been speaking to some of the people who were there seven years ago. i chants of down with mubarak and wanted been enough to earn a beating from egypt's feared security services that on january twenty fifth twenty eleven the police made only a half hearted attempts to stop hundreds of thousands of egyptians packing tahrir
square in cairo to demand the resignation of president hosni mubarak i will rahman ferrous and. join those protests seven years ago for what. we used to say that the revolution is coming that it was our drinking to change the regime through revolution we've been protesting for years but it was only ever a few dozen one hundred people so the regime considered us a bunch of children. for three weeks mubarak clung to power he fired cabinet ministers and promised reforms but he refused to meet the main demands of the now millions of protesters nationwide were not moving they have to move. democracy needs a change of these police. amnesty international says more than eight hundred forty people were killed during the revolution as once friendly governments from the u.s.
and europe abandon the barrack the eighty two year old autocrat was isolated. and finally on february eleventh twenty eleven mubarak resigned and handed over power to the military. and. you know what then after the would have feeling i lost my voice i kept saying the people have overthrown the regime that it was a dream that came true i felt we had something like a mini democracy. i felt competition between parties then ceasing came egypt's post revolution euphoria didn't last long its first democratically elected leader lasted just twelve months. the muslim brotherhoods mohammed morsi was overthrown in a military coup led by abdel fattah el-sisi. cc's now president and standing for reelection for a second term in march just like mubarak he's crackdown on dissent and silenced rivals and on the anniversary of that revolution tahrir square has been sealed off
just in case bernard smith al-jazeera the u.n. says that it's alarmed by reports of summary executions in libya it's demanding the arrest of a senior military commander allied to the renegade general khalifa haftar who's also wanted by the international criminal court it's in response to a recent picture on social media showing mahmoud darwish folly executing nine men outside a mosque in benghazi the u.n. says that it has documented at least five cases of our folly carrying out ordering executions in twenty seventeen. the only qualified cattery air force pilots say they're ready to take to the skies without the support of neighboring nations three of those nations the united arab emirates saudi arabia bahrain imposed a blockade on doha in june recent days or tense moments between the u.a.e. over alleged airspace violations in java reports.
these planes are on the frontline of a dispute between qatar and its neighbors. only days ago could have complained to the united nations that iraqi military jets had violated its airspace the u.s. plane without providing any proof that one of its passenger planes was intercepted but at the re jets which door denies. these are the first pilots to graduate as officers since cutters neighbors blockaded their country the u.s. military has been ordered to tone down tensions in many of these graduates want ties between the gulf countries to be restored but they know their country has learned an important lesson in self-reliance. enough that. they considered that the blockade will hurt us but on the contrary we benefited and now our pilots will be ready for the future but that readiness for the future has a cost since the blockade but there is spent tens of billions of dollars in military contracts and allies such as turkey have ratified agreements to sent
thousands of soldiers to be based in other. the air force is getting twenty four typhoons from the u.k. it's getting twelve disorder file fighters from france the us company buoying will be supplying thirty six f. fifteen. meat of other rules over the richest country in the world per capita and that massive wealth has brought influence there for us have the latest single greatest fighter airplanes in the old and that's why as you can see here the piece twenty one if you look inside you would see this is a new generation aircraft is the latest it has a glass cockpit and it has everything you need to train the pilots to become future fighter pilots. but there is building in its partnerships across the world to protect it against the accusations by its neighbors it's always denied sponsoring terror the excuse behind the seven month blockade. pressure intended to bring
closure to its knees is actually helping it stand on its own feet. some of the job of that there. beijing is to demolish thousands of what it calls illegal structures this here in an effort to spruce up the city the blitz was ordered after a fire in november but thousands of low paid migrant workers acetyl lose their homes in the process as adrian brown reports. well the owners of this business a pet shop packing up and moving out they have to close their business by friday there are fifty other businesses in this condemned neighborhood they also all have to close by friday the owner of one of the business we spoke to said that they've been offered no compensation they simply be told to leave this area by friday now of course last december we saw really the beginnings of this demolition campaign and this followed a fire in a warehouse which had been converted into
a legal apartments and that gave the government the excuse it needed to really intensify. this campaign of demolitions now on wednesday the mayor of beijing announced an ambitious plan to demolish some forty million square meters of illegal structures here in beijing that's almost thirty eight square kilometers now the government has a number of reasons for wanting to do this right now it wants to beautify beijing but it also wants to reduce the population of this city but the people who are being affected hundreds of thousands of them are migrant workers these are people from poor regions of china who come to the city to do the jobs that all beijing is don't want to do they work in shops they clean homes they act as deliveryman so there is going to be an economic price to pay for all of this but it appears to be an economic price that the government is prepared to pay in terms of higher wages
and of course the disruption that is going to calls in the weeks months and years ahead a former doctor for the u.s. gymnastics team has spent given a prison term of up to one hundred seventy five years for sexual assault larry nassar pleaded guilty after being accused by more than one hundred fifty women including several u.s. olympic gold medalists. british film the death of stalin was supposed to open in russian cinemas on thursday but the controversial black comedy about former soviet leader joseph stalin as effectively been banned from release across the country rory chalons explains why. the death of stalin is unsurprisingly considering its source material the blackest of black comedies the profane british satire mocks the panic of top soviet officials following the murderous tyrant stroke in one nine hundred fifty three. sure the show for you got us both killed it's been acclaimed by western critics but in russia the
film is no laughing matter though denies censorship this week the culture ministry revoked the film's distribution license citing extremist content. that got an early viewing as a member of the ministry's public council he wasn't impressed. with marshals of the great virtue logic war coverage in the middle seat when the entire least of the state's leaders get portrayed in pathetic and vulgar images at this point art turns in sick each a lesson cern's into insult and the line is crossed for the state and individual russians for sometime similar sometimes different reasons the stalin years are a highly sensitive subject at a moscow exhibition on the great terror of nine hundred thirty seven you can view execution quoters for thousands of people at a time many living russians lost parents or grandparents the wounds are still raw or for some to rauf a cinematic comedy others would like
a chance to see it. just everyone should decide for themselves to watch it or not it should be a personal choice. you can't loftus it you should think about it and correct your mistakes but it's not even slightly funny. i don't think you can laugh at it it's hard to story to laugh at it means to laugh at yourself. late last year a somber monument to soviet repressions was unveiled in the capital by vladimir putin but the careful language he used reveals how little he feels there is to be gained from investigating historical abuses of state power too closely no national. we and our descendants should remember the tragedy of repression about the causes which lead to it but it doesn't mean demanding that accounts be settled we must never again push society to the dangerous place a place of division now it is important for all of us to rely on values of trust
and stability. stalin may be the bloodiest of a long line of despots rulers but his brutal legacy also comes tightly bundled with the defeat of fascism the modern russian state totem of unity against hostile outsiders for russians off the receives the death of stalin is a foreign trespass on hallowed ground in a particularly vulgar one that in mocking the terrifying absurdities of stalin ism the film also threatens the country's carefully sanctified narrative of world war two glory and that has proven unacceptable rory talents al-jazeera moscow. good to have you with us a very unforgiving here in doha the headlines on al-jazeera former u.s. diplomat bill richardson has resigned from an international advisory panel tackling
the range of crisis calling it a whitewash at least seven hundred thousand fled their master kind region for bangladesh since the start of a military crackdown in august i was very unhappy and distressed by downtown for the reaction to my point that this issue of reuters journalists being treated fairly and rapidly. and that brought almost an explosion on her part. saying there were issues relating to be official secrecies act that this was not my charter as a member of the advisory board and the very heated exchange that we had i don't want to be part of a whitewash. and i felt as best that i resign immediately a train derailment in italy has left at least two people dead and dozens more injured it happened in the a tello in the province of the land the train which was
full of commuters is came off the tracks during the morning rush hour. people fleeing the eastern democratic republic of congo reporting a surge in killings rapes and abductions by armed groups the u.n. says the violence has pushed more than ten thousand people into neighboring uganda since the beginning of december a coach in brazil has upheld a conviction against former president luis ignacio allude to silva for corruption and money laundering it's a major setback for his plans to run again for the presidency bus he insists he will contest october's election. in turkish officials are disputing the white house's version of a phone call about its offensive against kurdish y p g fighters in the war in syria the white house says the president donald trump urged his turkish counterpart to could tail ankara's campaigning afrin which is now into its sixth date but turkey says the trump did not voice concerns of escalating violence took
a special sources say that trungpa should the u.s. would no longer supply syrian kodesh fighters with us is the headline news here on out of syria of the people in power next. head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed a satisfied for the state of their economy this is easily a study his biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. it's become one of the defining themes of all times a tidal wave of humanity in search of sanctuary from repression poverty in recent years millions have taken to the road in the hope that safety and a better life while sway some at.