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what is a parent sending you meant that peace is possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people choosing between. eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who is an activist and has posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. defending the board a u.s. backed kurdish fighters in syria say government forces will join them to stop the turkish offensive enough for.
james up and this is al jazeera live from doha coming up search crews have finally reached the crash sites of an iranian passenger plane. the growing call for u.s. gun control following the florida school shooting prompts a student listening session with president donald trump plus. the red carpet of britain's top film awards turns black because movie stars send a message on sexual harassment and violence against women. the battlefield in northern syria appears to have become more complicated in the latest development u.s. backed kurdish fighters say they have reached a deal to allow syrian government troops to enter the african region to help propel a turkish offensive a kurdish spokesman told al-jazeera they calling on the syrian army to. protect
free from turkish attacks and that government forces could arrive within two days this could mean syrian forces directly confronting turkish troops in the city where they've been engaged in an operation against kurdish fighters since last month syria's kurdish y p g has been a key u.s. ally in the fight against arsenal but turkey is opposed to the group which it which it says views as a terrorist organization now that's not the only flashpoint there's also been syrian government strikes on the rebel held on klav of eastern guta near damascus at least fourteen people were killed when more than eighty rockets hit the area on sunday the government has sent in reinforcements local observers say the strikes are a prelude to a major offensive on eastern goods which has been under siege since twenty thirteen and some a binge of aid is following the story for us from istanbul let's talk first about turkey's response if there has been any to the possible joining up of forces with
the kurds and syrian troops. it seems to be a wait and see policy as far as we can tell from the turkish government because they haven't seen any movement on the ground and they haven't said anything about it as yet so far we haven't seen the details of what this agreement between these kurdish forces and the syrian government is there have been hiccups in the past few days about this agreement because apparently sources on the ground are telling us that the syrian government wanted these kurdish fighters to surrender their arms they wanted to give up their heavy weapons they also wanted these kurdish forces to surrender all of their military positions inside our friend to syrian government forces none of that is clear as one of which parts of this have been agreed upon in the last few minutes we've heard from the syrian state television that's the propaganda arm of the syrian government saying that popular forces not regular forces will be entering the area of our freedom and it could be imminent in
a matter of hours it says so it is a fast developing situation in these rebels who are backed by the united states as you just said have been asking for help from anyone possible they've been receiving some help from as the a fighters who are backed by the u.s. who also have u.s. forces present with them from the area of mamby age where they have in line of communication with these kurdish fighters on the other side but they have been asking for more help because they've been they've been fighting a very organized army which is the turkish military and the turkish military says it's been making steady gains on the border and pushing these fighters back to words are free and gaining more ground and it seems it's going to be more volatile too in eastern. absolutely jane there is there seems to be no end in sight for the suffering of the people of eastern nearly four hundred thousand of them have been besieged in the since two
thousand and thirteen there's been very limited supplies of food and medical aid and there has been the relentless bombardment campaign that we've seen the last couple of weeks that has been stepped up by syrian forces and its allies in the last twenty four hours developments have taken place from the sources on the ground say that forces which were deployed to areas in the. province in hama province have been called back to words the damascus including the forces of the anti terror forces which syrian government calls and the number of forces are heading towards the besieged eastern ghouta people are afraid that there is going to be an all out offensive very forces are going to enter in on the ground inside and they're afraid that they all of these people will be seen as terrorists the syrian government accuses them of siding with the rebels it has been chided by international agencies including the united nations of carrying out what they call a star and surrender tactic we're a whole population is cut off until it surrenders the syrian government will not
budge thank you. search and rescue teams have reached the size of a plane crash in iran according to local media bad weather hampered initial efforts to find the asam on a jet which crashed into a mountain range on sunday it's thought of gone down in heavy fog iran's president hassan rouhani has ordered an investigation into the accident which killed sixty five people. but d.c. reports. distraught family members still near habit street in toronto where fifty nine passengers and six crew members departed on their feet for flight. on the other side of the journey the halls of airport where the plane was set to arrive was full of people mourning so. i kept calling all morning but they wouldn't answer so i called my brother and he assured me they'll get here the plane is not behind schedule yet he said don't worry he called later it's had the plane had crashed.
the seaman airlines flight departed from about airport into iran but disappeared from radar fifteen minutes after leaving the plane was heading towards the city vs who's in southwestern iran it crashed into mt dean and near the town of semi room in the mountain range rescue teams have struggled to reach the crash site due to inclement weather and rugged terrain there's no question the roads here are impassable vehicles are here and lots of people too when we heard about it around eleven am or noon we began searching all the villages in the area but we didn't find anything investigators have yet to determine the cause of the crash but some aviation experts believe heavy fog could have hindered the pilot's navigation decades of international sanctions and diplomatic isolation have left iran's airlines with aging fleets of passenger planes which they've struggled to maintain and modernize you have fritz of aircraft in iraq and as
a man airlines flight only airline in the world that still flies commercially the boeing seven to seven try jet this is an aircraft which hasn't even been made for over thirty four years and so you've got effectively a block on components. new aircraft which is simply left iranian aviation pretty much as it was let's say round about nine hundred eighty iran suffered a number of aviation disasters most recently in two thousand and fourteen when a separate and airlines flight crashed just after takeoff killing thirty nine people. since to her on curb its nuclear program its ordered more than two hundred planes from airbus and boeing with forty four billion dollars in the hopes of modernizing its commercial aviation committed by d.c. al-jazeera. donald trump says he'll talk to students and teachers this week about gun control the u.s.
president will host what the white house calls a listening session in the wake of growing anger over the florida school shootings seventeen students and staff members died when on wednesday when the killers cruiser opened fire at a high school with an assault style semi automatic rifle survivors are planning a national march in washington d.c. to demand action on gun legislation nineteen year old cruz was declared low risk of harming others a florida social services agency eighteen months before the attack he was questioned after the agency was alerted to use violence social media posts the f.b.i. admitted on friday that it failed to investigate tipoff that crews had access to guns and quote a desire to kill people cruz faces seventeen charges of premeditated murder more funerals for the victims have been held among them fourteen year old jamie good and thousands packed a parkland hotel on sunday for his funeral. you think.
also closer is imperative she's only fourteen. concert grab. of a game is a bit time is also facing increasing calls to act after a group of russians was accused of meddling in the twenty six thousand presidential election the issue has dominated sunday morning political talk shows fired off several tweets rejecting accusations his campaign could lead to his moscow but his rosen jordan reports from washington his critics say he should be sending a different message. the u.s. president donald trump hasn't been seen in public since friday the day thirteen russian citizens and three companies were indicted for allegedly interfering in the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign and for allegedly trying to throw the election trumps way on sunday the president took to twitter to blame everyone from hillary clinton to the media for the suggestion that his campaign colluded
with the russian government to win the election something he has always denied i never said russia did not meddle in the election i said it may be russia or china or another country or group or maybe a four hundred pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer the russian hoax was that the trump campaign colluded with russia it never did the independent senator bernie sanders allegedly was also being supported by the russian operation but he said on sunday the bigger problem is how trump is reacting what the real issue right now is how do we have a president of the united states not saying what everybody knows to be true russia or into feed into sixteen they're going to interfere in two thousand and eighteen and we have got to do everything we can to make sure that they do not on the by an american democracy meanwhile a senior democratic senator says the indictment should alarm americans it's not yet clear whether the russian sick. didn't actually changing votes what's clear is that
they spent millions and millions of dollars and had hundreds of people working in a troll farm in st petersburg to intentionally undermine one candidate hillary clinton and support another donald trump on saturday night trump also criticized his national security adviser a george mcmaster for not backing his view of the situation mcmaster had told delegates at the munich security conference that the indictment was proof of russian interference in u.s. political affairs gen but master forgot to say that the results of the twenty six thousand election were not impacted or changed by the russians and that the only collusion was between russia and crooked h. the d.n.c. and the dems remember the dirty dossier you raney i'm speeches emails and the put dust a company that tweet now has the d.c. chattering class wondering whether mcmasters job is in jeopardy given the president's predilection for driving out those who don't parrot his view of the
world rosalynn jordan al-jazeera washington an internal report released by oxfam has revealed that three of its workers threatened witnesses during an investigation into sexual misconduct in haiti the charity released the report often being criticized for a lack of transparency over allegations its direct in haiti used prostitutes joining an aid mission the report says one unfun haven't made an admission of the behavior he's previously denied the claims the charity set to deliver the full report to haiti's government it's unveiled in the action plan to tackle sexual harassment and abuse. still ahead. we're fair ukraine's opposition demands on says over the deportation of raquel saakashvili. a bronze medal winning russian curlers charged with doping and the wood to us.
and we're seeing some rather ferocious showers over parts of indonesia at the moment the satellite picture is showing this bright white cluster of thunderstorms over and also making their way over the southeastern parts of borneo so we're seeing shop showers here at the moment but it does look a good deal brighter as we head through tuesday instead the wetter weather will be head making its way across the west impossible and even these will begin to fizzle out as we head into wednesday but fellow ac doesn't like that we more showers to come as we head down towards australia we've got the remains of a storm calvin with us so knots of cloud over many parts of western australia it is giving us some very heavy downpours at the moment more still to come as we head through into wednesday said the chance of seeing yet more flooding as a system heads down into the southern parts of the state meanwhile further towards the east it is generally
a lot of dry ahead but still very warm with melbourne at around thirty degrees on choose day out towards the east and here we've got all storm that is galloping its way towards new zealand already loss of cloud over us at the moment and the rain has already started to fall in some places that rain will turn heavier the winds will turn stronger but it's the amount of rain that's really going to cause us a few problems it does look incredibly wet for some of us that is likely to be some flooding. see. documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera.
is there a mind of our top stories this hour a u.s. backed kurdish fighters say they've reached a deal to allow syrian government troops to enter the african region to help propel a turkish offensive a kurdish spokesman told al jazeera that forces could arrive within two days the us president says he'll talk to students and teachers this week about gun control seventeen students and staff members died on wednesday when nicholas cruz opened fire at a high school with an ar fifteen style. victims and emergency workers on friday
and into a report released that three of its workers threatened witnesses during an investigation into sexual misconduct during an aid mission in haiti the charity released the report after being criticised for a lack of transparency. israel has carried out as strikes on gaza following what it says where rockets fired from the strip into its territory either caused any casualties or been days of tension and violence along the border as harry forces reports. if you don't need used to. by israeli fire near the gaza border on saturday night. salim abdulla who are both seventeen. israel says it fired warning shots towards a group acting suspiciously near the border fence witnesses talk to tank fire being used no palestinian armed group has claimed the boys as members they were laid to rest side by side sometimes father says his son was one of dozens who tried to escape the strip in recent years to look for undocumented work inside israel. or
youngsters in gaza live in tough conditions not just my son everyone suffers here and they get tired all the hardships. well the dust being marked here in rougher today as a result of just one israeli operation what israel itself is calling a large scale attack on hamas targets here in gaza it's the largest such attack that we've seen since the twenty fourteen war and israel did strike it says eighteen separate hamas linked targets from the air on saturday night. the israeli military says it targeted a tunnel being dug towards israel weapons making sites and military compounds one rocket was fired from gaza into israel striking a civilian house but injuring no one this latest round of violence the most serious in years began on saturday with the wounding of four israeli soldiers two seriously in an explosion near the border fence israel says that advice was planted during
this protest a day before reportedly hidden behind a flag which the israeli troops went to investigate israel's defense minister avigdor lieberman has vowed to eliminate the attackers adding israel views hamas as responsible for everything that happens in gaza hamas says it's israel it bears responsibility for the escalation. another fighting groups will not allow the israelis to impose new rules on the ground and we will keep practicing our rights to defend our people from israeli aggression. two things have seen the situation grow more fragile in recent months the reaction to donald trump's declaration calling jerusalem israel's capital and the continued deterioration the humanitarian situation which israel's army chief has reportedly warned could lead to further conflict but now the worst of the violence appears over but the conditions that created it remain in place. but more could follow are a force that al-jazeera gaza police in israel are investigating the drawing of
swastikas and anti polish slogans on the gates of poland's embassy it comes a day after poland's prime minister. skee caused outrage by saying jews were among the perpetrators of the holocaust some of the graffiti accuses polish people are being murderers and comparable to nazis. the court of arbitration for sport has charged a russian curling curling medalist with doping christian it's one bronze with his wife and mixed doubles curling at the kyung chang winter games he said to have tested positive for the banned substance mel donia the russian curling federation president says it's possible rival russian athletes or political enemies spiked christian yet skis food or drink as a composite test could prevent all russian athletes from marching under their national flag at the closing ceremony. doping testing in sanctioning the olympic winter games punching twenty eighteen is independent from the i.o.c.
therefore the i.o.c. cannot communicate on individual cases while the procedure is ongoing on the one hand it is extremely disappointing when prohibited substances may have been used but on the other hand it shows the effectiveness of the anti-doping system at the games which protects the rights of all the clean athletes police in south australia have revealed the biggest seizure of the drug methamphetamine in the state's history the three hundred thirty kilograms of drugs have a street value of more than two hundred million dollars they were found hidden in a container on a cargo ship last month it's thought they came from southeast asia three men have been arrested supporters of deported ukrainian opposition leader mikhail saakashvili have marched through kiev to demand his return seconds really was abducted from a restaurant last week he was thrown into a van and then put into a helicopter from a kid have to warsaw his supporters want him back to contest the presidency bellus
reports. by a movement that won't be stops by freezing temperatures and a deported leader trains opposition marches all the way to the preview how they did we came here to change his chin in our country to make our thirty's work for the people and to support the people that's why we are here today. they swarmed on to the streets to protest against president petro poroshenko and supporters deported opposition leader mikhail saakashvili they want publishing called peached and a new election. this was the scene one week ago when saakashvili was seized in a key of restaurant more than a dozen men in military uniforms grabs the politician and threw him in one of two white vans in seem to polo. the former president of georgia became cranium in twenty fourteen but soon to end on his friend president
poroshenko accusing him of corruption. and this was how it was received polishing co stripped him of his citizenship last year and deported him you know was mikhail will remain the leader says one opposition politician his support though is questions his party the movement of new forces polls at least and who perceives the ministry of internal fears is to measure three thousand people who were at the rally reporters say it was more like ten thousand polish inker publicly ignored the rally he spent the weekend at the munich security conference. and there you have the new video of people can't stand it anymore because there's no change the more time passes the worst we live poroshenko is dancing and having fun relaxing in the mall to eaves he is a disgrace to the country you'd saakashvili faces similar accusations in his native georgia his rivals have charged him with abuse of power he denies any wrongdoing
but relented his citizenship now he is stateless and so his will to a continues from georgia to ukraine to poland he's now seeking refuge in the netherlands the home of his wife. in kiev they say his message will be heard wherever he seeks a. shallop bellus allowed to zero. hungary's prime minister has launched his election campaign with calls for global alliance against migration beethoven's party is expected to win a third consecutive victory in the april vote the right wing politician as being increasingly at odds with the e.u. and united nations or once said eastern and western europe were heading in different directions or is it was your best scene when you go through for your job and the situation is that the danger we face comes from the west from politicians in brussels beilin and paris they want us to adopt their policies which have made
their countries into immigration countries and open up the way for the decline of christianity. in the spread of islam thousands of people are expected to turn out of a public farewell for zimbabwe's former opposition leader morgan tsvangirai he's lying in state in the capital before being buried at his rural home on tuesday chang reform the country's movement for democratic change but the party now has a new leader and there are fears infighting could cause divisions just a few months before elections as more from harare. zimbabwe is president in a similar pays his respects to morgan sunken eyes family for years the main opposition leader was assaulted at a rest by police for demanding free and fair elections the ruling zanu p.f. party then led by robert mugabe charged him with treason and called him a puppet of the west the new president says it's time to end old rivalries it is believed. that. the term in some ways the election in
them refusing all foreign partners in this country. here because they're relieved that this is the second believe in. free t.v. of reelection this year. when the election is held many believe the opposition must appear united it is to have any chance of winning the m.d.c. tea party has any leader nelson chamisa he will be accelerated. by the seamier party members to the line in many areas and to be honest about his appointments they say they will make a big announcement after saying it has e-mails this speculation the opposition could split if some key officials decide to walk away others hope that doesn't happen but i must admit.
i think our leadership. our leadership. good i died inside africa on wednesday some of his supporters say now his body is home reality is sinking in the man known as the face of zimbabwe's opposition live long enough to see robert mugabe's downfall but it seems to not a united opposition rally is expected on monday to honor his life but a spinal feel well is planned for tuesday when he will be buried at his rural ha. al-jazeera had the british film and television all bafta awards in london of wrapped up with two films winning top accolades three billboards outside ending in missouri and the fantasy film the shape of water it wasn't just movies in the spotlight the me too and times our campaigns against sexual harassment of women made their mark at the ceremony catherine stansell. three
of the the story of a bereaved mother seeking justice for the rape and murder of her teenage daughter emerged the big winner at the bafta is on sunday night. i do anything to catch your daughter's killer three billboards outside a big one in five categories including outstanding british film and best actress for star frances mcdormand. when i was young actor in drama school i was told that i was not naturally gifted and i would have to work at it and so. i did it was gary oldman one past actor for his portrayal of winston churchill in the war film darkest hour. so grateful for his incredible. and the shape of water which led the pack with twelve nominations one in three categories including best director for guillermo del toro. but politics was also
center stage at these awards as the film industry reels from an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations which began last year those attending the bafta as were all black to show solidarity for the times up movement in addition to that on sunday more than two hundred british actors there's no entertainers signed a letter calling for the end of sexual harassment and abuse against women in the workplace not just in hollywood in the media but across all industries we need to policy that's enough oh yes i think that their slogan is absolutely right time is up that's over. that's right actress joanna lumley host of the ceremony the first woman to do so since two thousand and one but despite the time's up movement and the groundswell of support for gender equality in an industry heavily favoring men critics say women are still failing to make the mark at this year's bafta we can't help but look at the nominations in the categories this year
through the lens of this campaign through the lens of this movement so obviously it becomes immediately apparent that you don't have any female directors despite gretta go wig. making the film. this kind of illustrates how you can you would have these amazing films directed by women providing these incredible performances and characters which then enabled the the the actors to be nominated in those catch categories but the people making the whole thing happen the overarching creative director as it were is complete. when it's female power to the people something supporters of time's up hope will change as more voices join the movement on a global stage stansell al jazeera london. top stories on al-jazeera syrian state television is reporting that pro-government
militias will join us backed kurdish fighters in africa and they'll work together to repel a turkish offensive state he says the forces will arrive within a matter of hours some of binge of aid has moved. the turks haven't responded to it they're still waiting to see the details of this deal with the mood there is yet conflicting reports from the kurds on the ground who say some of them are not aware of what are going to be the modalities of how the syrian troops are going to come in syrian media outlets as well as russian media outlets have been reporting this as a fact that a deal has been struck but we know that there were complications in the deal which had been going on for the last several rigs the u.s. president says he'll talk to students and teachers this week about gun control seventeen students and staff members died on wednesday when nicholas cruz opened fire at a high school with an a r fifteen style rifle donald trump made victims and emergency
workers on friday u.s. president donald trump's also facing increasing calls to act after a group of russians was accused of meddling in the twenty eight sixteen presidential election the fight of several tweets rejecting accusations his campaign colluded with moscow. an internal report released by oxfam has revealed that three of its workers threatened witnesses during an investigation into sexual misconduct during an aid mission in haiti the charity released the report of being criticized for a lack of transparency. search and rescue teams have reached the site of a plane crash in iran according to local media bad weather hampered initial efforts to find the last man airlines jet which crashed into a mountain range on sunday it's thought of going down in thick fog iran's president has on rouhani has ordered an investigation into the accident which killed sixty five people. the court of arbitration for sport has charged a russian curling medalist with doping at xander critical snit's one bronze with
his wife in mixed doubles curling at the pyung chang winter games those are the headlines witness is coming up next. once held in one of australia's toughest detention centers now a world renowned surgeon want to win his followers dr moon. as returns to his hometown baghdad to give their beauties the hope of walking at this time on al-jazeera.