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heavy security in beijing with the poles a senior north korean official is in china but there's no confirmation about the identity of the visitor. logs at all rob if you're watching all jazeera life my headquarters here in the are coming up in the next thirty minutes the russian president visits liberia where a fire at a shopping center killed sixty four people angry protesters demanding justice. also day two of egypt's presidential elections millions are voting in a contest the incumbent president is certain to win and going the distance the small rural village in africa that's producing some of the world's best long distance runners.
welcome to the program a train reportedly carrying seen the north korean officials left beijing with still no word as to who exactly was visiting the chinese capital and a large convoy with heavy security was seen on the streets with speculation it could be north korean leader kim jong un china's foreign ministry has denied any knowledge of the visit well it's a story with many moving parts and adrian brown hopefully will clear some of those up from our beijing bureau i mean we've been waiting for the chinese to speak adrian have they said anything. yes we attended the main foreign ministry press briefing on tuesday afternoon the foreign ministry spokeswoman watching young said she had an important announcement to make and so we all sat bolt upright i'm all ears and then she told us that the president of zimbabwe would be here in
a few weeks time and that the crown princess of thailand would also be her in early april what she didn't want to take questions on was whether kim jong un really was here in beijing she was asked the question four times and four times she batted that question away and in fact this news conference was happening at the very time we believe that the train carrying this mystery delegation was actually leaving beijing and returning to north korea well after the news conference ended so i tried once again to ask the foreign ministry spokeswoman exactly what was happening and this is what she had to say you wouldn't know if you drive on this here. every one. of the really chill it's you it's you you know. it's. seems to me you have. to be in the house is possible places wasn't possible was. out. there.
well she certainly could hear about it adrian but it sort of still poses a question of sort of china's role in the current diplomacy that we're seeing across the korean peninsula. yeah look that's right china doesn't want to be left out of the limelight because of course president trump and kim jong un are due to meet some time before may and she jingping of course doesn't want to be a world leader who somehow excluded from that big event he doesn't want to be on the sidelines so has china in a sense tried to steal the thunder from president from by perhaps inviting kim jong un here if indeed that was kim jong un who came to beijing on that train on monday evening look and these are questions that of course we aren't really going to know the answer to for many many hours i suspect the what will happen is that some time
tonight beijing time the foreign ministry will confirm who this mystery guest was and pictures will be released showing president xi shaking hands with whoever he or she was well which is the what does happen or what it does will come back to thank you so much. the russian president vladimir putin is blaming what he calls criminal negligence for the shopping center fire that killed sixty four people on sunday forty one of those who died were children putin visited the site of the fire in the eastern city of committee of zero in siberia on tuesday people there are angry and calling for justice for the victims investigators say a smoke alarm system in the mail wasn't working and exit doors were blocked four people have been detained including the head of the company operating the shopping center. produce what happening here is not a military action it's not an unexpected release of missing at a mine people and the children came here to get some rest we're talking about demographic decline and losing so many people to what do to criminal negligence due
to carelessness or rule chalons our correspondent more from moscow. but ima putin often stays away from domestic tragedies like this but clearly the kremlin has spotted that this is a delicate and sensitive situation this week there are two crises unfolding in russia this one fire and also the expulsion of so many russian diplomats from embassies around the world it's interesting the volume of putin has decided that it's the fire that needs immediate presidential attention he's talked about this being the results of criminal negligence and and carelessness but let me put it in as being at the top of the political tree in russia for eighteen years now so when. children are burning to death in their cinema seats when an eleven year old boy is having to jump out of a four story shopping mall window to escape the fires just kills his parents and
his younger sister well some of that has to impact on the president's or at least the president needs to give some serious attention to the issue if he is not to be tarnished by this tragedy people in caramel are very angry at the moment they believe they're being lied to that the author of these are suppressing the true death count here and that there are things that went on in that shopping mall like the exits being blocks like the sprinkler system being turned off they're basically mean this is an issue of criminal culpability and they want justice. a second day of voting is underway in egypt's presidential election which the incumbent of those for the c.c. is certain to win opponents have called for a boycott of the many candidates with through saying that it's intimidation the president's only rival is. who is known as a supporter of sisi egypt's president is hoping a large turnout will give him
a strong mandate for a second term. a crucial moment for the band seeking reelection president. wants a comfortable win and a huge turnout among the nearly sixty million eligible voters his supporters see him as the only man capable of leading egypt at a time when the nation faces many challenges and i'm an impish. i couldn't sleep from all the joy just to come here and say yes to my motherland egypt i came here to say yes to stability and yes to development i came here to say yes to all military and. i will vote for sisi for the sake of the coming phase and i have a bachelor's degree in business administration and i feel like i have not given what i deserve and i feel that this coming phase of
a great things but the election has been widely seen as a false potential rivals to c.c. have either been jailed or dropped out of the race after a campaign of intimidation the only candidate allowed to run is a staunch supporter of president sisi. whose leader of the centrist a lot party told the media he doesn't want to challenge the authority of c.c. for critics who say the more that a candidate whose role is to give the impression of a legitimate election i don't think there's any question that it's a sham i'm not aware of any serious difference of opinion among you know political scientists or human rights groups or analysts i think the point of the election is to demonstrate cc's power and his popularity this is why the government is pushing so hard for a high turnout if there's a low turnout it will be bad optics for the regime. president sisi will likely
secure a second term but the general turned politician faces mounting discontent over the economy and armed groups operating in the sinai peninsula the vote will last for two war days a strong turnout could indicate a growing trust in cc's leadership has about al-jazeera. that iran's revolutionary guard has denied saudi accusations that armed who three rebels in yemen with missiles on sunday that he's fired several rockets across the border targeting saudi arabia's capital riyadh iran has been accused of arming the who peace in the past but a report by the iranian news agency that's needed quote the revolutionary guard saying gammoning is not capable of producing their own weapons. the largest convoy of evacuees yet has left syria's eastern according to state media about seven thousand people left the battered rebel pocket overnight thousands are leaving the area daily as part of
a deal struck between rebels and the syrian government's ally russia many are heading to the only other rebel held territory in it led. to reports. bus after bus arrived in the rebel controlled province of idlib in northwest syria thousands of people transported across a divided country rebel factions surrendered their strongholds in eastern huta after what was one of the fiercest offensives launched by the pro-government alliance fighters their families and members of the opposition deported as part of a negotiated with. everything even the bunkers we were hiding in if we left the bunkers we would get killed by air strikes i can describe the situation we were in it was over. almost two thousand syrians were killed and thousands were wounded in the attacks appeals for medical supplies for those trapped in a war zone went unheeded already there was a shortage of aid and medications because of
a government imposed siege on the opposition area lesser from the. unfortunately the cases we received are very critical we also have cases of malnutrition as well as extremely sick people who couldn't receive proper treatment because of the lack of medications as a result of the siege more than ten thousand people have been displaced and not all are fighters some didn't want to risk arrest or be forced to join the army they left with whatever they could carry. we left our homes behind everything has been destroyed we left our history. we left behind because the. eastern huta has been under the control of the opposition since two thousand and thirteen not long after the government besieged the enclave. it wasn't only under siege came under fire for years it was always an important military objective for the government being so close to the capital but the pro-government alliance was
busy fighting on many fronts and it was always just a question of time when it would turn its attention to the rebel stronghold. it has been one tragedy after. conflict. our lives were in danger we left after the international community let us down. as a dumping ground over the years. to the government here and there. just like those who have been recently displaced well. still ahead here on al-jazeera a united front. after the poisoning by. civil rights campaigners of linda brown who helped bring.
in us schools to stay with us here on alt. hello and welcome back now across southeastern parts of asia we've got a fair few showers affecting the island sumatra at the moment see some big rainfall totals being reported over last twenty four hours forecasts suggest it will remain quite weight here but for the a potential we should see road to dry conditions for singapore and kuala lumpur and that dry weather extends further north into southern parts of thailand across cambodia and southern parts of vietnam quite warm and humid there in the city elsewhere we've got showers for borneo but the philippines generally not looking too bad about circulation see just on the edge of the screen that is going to remain at well away towards the east little may pick up wanted to share is during the course of thursday highs of thirty one down into
a stray or being pretty interesting here across more northern areas over the last few days the remnants of our tropical cyclone which is given some vast amounts of rain that continue to give heavy rain last twenty four hours and see from some of these rainfall totals some of the rainfall totals not associated with that low pressure system but you see is the typical rainfall amount still coming down across parts of queensland now as we look at the forecast we're going to be seeing further showers here at least during the course of wednesday i think by thursday we should see a dry weather across more northern areas for sydney should turn out to be a nice day with highs here of twenty seven. and new year new lessons and new rules this is the time when you get to choose your english teacher is for the next two years meet the teachers empowering their students my take and my course are all about reading we're going to look at perspective i want you to develop the skill with which you speak by letting them
choose the lessons they learned revelent acacia and democratic schooling united kingdom at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera arms the whole rob a reminder of our top news stories a train reportedly carrying senior north korean officials has left beijing and still no word as to who exactly was visiting the chinese capital a large convoy with heavy security was seen in the chinese capital and there are reports arbitrating has rolled into town. a second day of voting is underway in egypt's presidential election the incumbent of them for the c.c.'s certain to win
opponents have called for a boycott after almost all challengers to sisi withdrew saying they faced intimidation. of the russian president vladimir putin says criminal negligence is to blame for a fire that killed sixty four people in a shopping center that he's visited the site of the fire in the eastern city of kind of over in siberia people there are angry and calling for the resignation of politicians investigate assess smoke alarm system have been turned off and exits were blocked. twenty four countries have joined britain in expelling dozens of russian diplomats over the poisoning of former spies sergei scruple and his daughter in the u.k. it's thought to be the largest collective expulsion of russian intelligence officers in history in the us the russian consulate in seattle washington has been closed and sixty russians across the country have been ordered to leave including twelve diplomats attached to the united nations in new york more than fifty or be
expelled by other countries most of them in europe ukraine which is embroiled in its own conflict with moscow expelling thirteen russians russia denies the allegations and describes the expulsions as that provocative gesture she had returned to reports from washington. the trumpet ministration had said it would expel russian diplomats if its allies also did so in a coordinated action and on monday that coordination was revealed countries across western and eastern europe and canada joined the u.s. in the expulsions the british prime minister expressed hope gratitude international solidarity following what the u.k. alleges was a russian nerve agent attack on a former russian double agent and his daughter in an english town this is the largest collective expulsion of russian intelligence officers in history. i have found great solidarity from our friends and partners in the e.u. north america and nato and beyond over the past three weeks as we have confronted
the aftermath of the soulsby incident the russian ambassador to the u.s. expressed his concern the deal would she would never say union leaders that they meet again what the united states of america is doing today they are destroying what little remained of us russian ties and i would add that all the responsibility for ruining russian american relations is on the united states of america. sloma however a different tone was struck on twitter the russian embassy asking the public for suggestions on which u.s. consulate to now close in russia u.s. officials said there expulsions weren't just about standing with the u.k. but about curtailing russia's covert operations against u.s. national security they presented all of those being expelled from the russian embassy the seattle consulate and the u.n. as part of a pool of some one hundred agents moscow currently has in the country administration officials here said that with these expulsions some forty russian spies would remain in the u.s. but that russia's covert operations would be severely curtailed in all three
statements from the white house the state department and the u.s. is u.n. mission there was unequivocal agreement with the u.k. that russia was behind the chemical weapon attack something that donald trump or sounded less convinced of in his statement so far she ever times the washington. the ship mentioned some of the diplomats being sent home from the u.s. or from russia's mission of the united nations here's what the u.s. and russian u.n. ambassadors have to say i think you're seeing an increasingly. move of bad judgment by russia and when we see these espionage tactics that are taking place right here at the heart of the u.n. we can't have that and this is really not just us but multiple countries saying all of these actions have to stop this is not what we do. in any other place and it can't be acceptable for you to do this unfortunately russia is now being held accountable for a lot of things and they have
a decision. that's very unfortunate and very unfriendly wolf we would have diplomats. expelled from here at their local leave by the second by the second of a. well speaking of the us the real estate company owned by donald trump son in law cushion was a drug investigation for falsifying documents with the new york buildings department and local tenants rights groups a cushion of companies attempted to evade procedures meant to protect low income housing christensen he reports from new york long room the home area and see where it has lived in her tiny one bedroom apartment for more than thirty five years she says living conditions became unbearable in two thousand and thirteen after the building was sought and the new landlord began to renovate this is where the ceiling caved in but even when she was offered ten thousand dollars to leave she refused to give up her rent stabilized lease which limits how much landlords can charge her for rent i really didn't have
a lot of money to fund other parmeno look for someplace else you know this is my home so where was i going to go she didn't know her landlord was jerad cushion or until she hired a lawyer to sue and won a year's worth of free rent a new appliances cushion or has since stepped down as c.e.o. of the family business to work in his father in law's administration but now the manhattan based cushion or companies is accused of lying about the presence of rent regulated tenants on more than eighty work permits at thirty four buildings over a four year period tenants advocates say doing so allowed them to avoid greater oversight including surprise inspections of construction projects it appears that cushion or companies you deliberately used invasive and destructive construction practices to harass tenants out of their apartments and to hide what it was doing from the government it had falsified not one not two not three permit applications
but eighty permit applications lying on permit applications is a crime punishable by a fine or imprisonment questionnaire companies bought this building in queens in two thousand and fifteen renovated it and sold it just two years later for six. a million dollars in profit of nearly fifty percent during that time the number of rent stabilized tenants dropped from ninety four to twenty five question or companies didn't respond to our request for an interview but told the associated press who first reported the story that the mistakes were unintentional clerical errors are companies city council member richard torres who launched an investigation said the actual number of rent controlled units could be found in other city documents also buying building permits is not simply about bureaucratic paper shuffling it is a profound threat to the affordability around regulating units which are the greatest source of affordable housing we have sewage says she's just one of a handful of tenants who didn't leave during the renovations and the new ones are
paying three times what she does in rent kristen salumi al-jazeera new york now the whistleblower at the center of facebook's data previously scandal is expected to face questions from members of the british parliament shortly is expected to face questions from members of the british parliament shortly but christopher wiley worked for the united kingdom consulting firm cambridge and a little and he claimed that the data of fifty million facebook users was used to introduce the twenty sixteen presidential election in the united states but also that the information helps the come paid for britain to leave the european unity of the as books it. linda brown who was at the center of a landmark u.s. civil rights cases died at the age of seventy six she was nine years old when she was barred from attending an all white school in the state of kansas in one nine hundred fifty one four years later the supreme court unanimously ruled that racial segregation was unconstitutional linda brown's case is seen us
a critical point for black rights in the u.s. there it is a story and an author of heroes and share as full the civil rights movement he says despite progress made since the one nine hundred fifty s. racial inequality remains a major issue throughout most of the u.s. in a lot of ways we're still very far behind i have an example i serve as a member of the board of an inner city afterschool program a mile from the headquarters the international headquarters of the coca-cola company and these children in this community their school has been closed down. they do not get to take books home and yet just a few miles away there are other schools where all the resources are there all the facilities are there so it's they have higher probably the teachers and some of these schools are failing and this is in
a city that is known as one of the elite african-american run cities in this country so if it's that way here you can imagine how it is in some rural. and smaller cities. a senior u.n. official is visited one of australia's offshore detention centers for silence seekers describing the conditions there a shocking it follows nationwide marches on sunday calling on the government to bring refugees on menace island and the route to australia under the government's hard line immigration policies anyone who attempts to reach australia illegally by boat is automatically sent to offshore processing and told they will never settle in australia i have witnessed for example a child of fourteen who was with her father in the in the tensions center her mother and sibling had been transferred to australia for medical
treatment this child was pretty much catatonic had not gotten out of bed in a month and was basically not living her room and this is just symptomatic of some of the dire conditions that children face in terms of the long term stay there forty children have basically being born there have never seen anything outside this place and fifty children have actually spent most of their time there so i must say the situation there particularly for children was extremely dire we encourage that the australian government and the u.s. government has come to an agreement by which refugees are being resettled in the united states but still over a thousand people will need solutions and pending an outcome will thing in the region the coach of australia's cricket team is reportedly set to resign as the fallout from a cheating scandal escalates the sport's governing body cricket australia has sent investigators to south africa to look into the incident which is shocks the world
are not straining the player was caught on camera tampering with the ball during a match in cape town. tough to ethiopia a small rural village that's producing some of the world's best long distance runners because lies in central and at least eight olympic medalists world title and world record holders come from birth it's inspiring a new generation to do the same to leave rural village life and make it on to the world sporting stage stephanie decker went to meet them. it's barely seven o'clock in the morning but these two are already late but world class athletes are born and bred here. in the inner circle from the to the securities their determination and their how to book and all sorts of weather for instance if you bring them out late from somewhere else it will be difficult for them to breeze at least for the first few weeks once you get used to you would be
fine and then once you get back to the ground level it will be much easier there's been a lot of debate and research as to why this rural villages produce so many world class long distance runners now one thing is certain the dedication and determination of these young men and women to make it and it's very possible that you'll be seeing one or more of them at future world sporting events. according to coach untie you seventeen year old messer taffeta is one to watch and we ask her about her dreams you can muster up and can live my dream like other successful athletes from my village like turn ash and kids and others i want to run in the olympics and i want to break the records and i can see that in my dreams. for many running offers the only way out of this village life can be difficult children tend to cattle and help take care of the family from an early age there is
incredible pride in those who went from here to international sporting fame. and that can be seen at the local government office proudly displayed on the wall posters of local heroes limbic medalist and world record holders. coach intaglio shows us his training log book at home to wish you well and half of the entries for terry and us to baba from when she was thirteen years old she's now the five thousand meter world record holder and remains the youngest ever female world champion winning gold at just eighteen. this these role models are inspiring this new generation all the determined but not all will make it the coach says it's essentially down to hard work and that's something many of these teenagers are already used to further inspired by the fact that dreaming big in this small village the olympic gold in world records really can come true stephanie decker. in central ethiopia.
you what your job is there are so robin these are all top news stories a train reporter be carrying senior north korean officials has left beijing there's still no word as to who exactly was visiting the chinese capital a large convoy with heavy security was seen in the chinese. russian president vladimir putin is blaming what he calls criminal negligence for the shopping center fire that killed sixty four people on monday it's been confirmed that forty one of those that died were children putin has been to the site of the find the eastern city of kota mover in siberia people are angry and calling for justice for the victims investigators say a smoke alarm system had been switched off in the shopping center and exits blocked four people have been detained including the head of the company operating the center. produce what happening here is not a military action it's not an unexpected release of missing at a mine people and the children came here to get some rest we're talking about
demographic decline and losing so many people to what do to criminal negligence due to carelessness. the second day of voting has begun in egypt's presidential election which the incumbent president the fact that sisi is certain to win opponents have called for a boycott after all the serious challenges to sisi withdrew saying they faced intimidation iran's revolutionary guard has denied saudi accusations that armed who the rebels in yemen with missiles on sunday that he's fired several rockets across the border targeting the saudi arabia's capital riyadh iran has been accused of arming the who these in the past but a report by the iranian news agency this name quotes the revolutionary guard saying yemenis are capable of producing their own weapons the revolutionary guard also says all possible routes to send arms to yemen are blocked. also twenty four
countries including the united states canada and australia have expelled russian diplomats it's a coordinated response to a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy in britain which the west blames on moscow russia denies the allegation and describes the expulsion expulsions as a provocative gesture those were the headlines more news and harfleur in the news our next hour out of there it's a double education stay with us. in twenty sixteen when he's revealed that girls from some as young as fifteen or were trafficked to singapore to work is means it's illegal and cost the lives so why does a still continue in law abiding singapore want to an east and how does era education matter the universal rights to expand the rise.