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it'll put a little clearer story to me is that we just don't tell you what the subject of the story wants you to know the government is not going to do go on playing the demonstrators want to apologize for down what al-jazeera does we ask the questions so that we can get closer to the truth. as ceasefire comes into effect in the many palter who date but reports on the ground say there is still sporadic fighting. this is al jazeera live from doha also ahead the u.s. says its will planes have killed more than sixty al shabaab figes in somalia a u.s. senate report says russia used social media to meddle in the u.s.
election in two thousand and sixteen and is still meddling today and more breaks it uncertainty in the u.k. as the opposition labor party calls for a no confidence vote on prime minister to resign me. i am. thank you for joining us a u.n. brokered cease fire has come into effect in the many city of ho data but reports say sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled port the fighting pits saudi backed government forces against hoofy rebels in the area the warring sides had agreed on a truce during political talks held in sweden last week international observers are expected to arrive to monitor the cease fire who data is critical for the supply of food and aid to millions of young menees who are on the brink of starvation and they are many challenges on the ground for international observers diplomatic editor james frey's explains now from the united nations. the u.n.
security council has started work drawing up a draft resolution that would indorse what was agreed in stockholm last week and give a mandate for a u.n. monitoring mission in yemen news that has been welcomed by the spokesman for the u.n. secretary general it will be. that it will send a strong signal from the international from the international community in support of the u.s. work of this where mr griffiths is done and what mr cameron. camera. will lead the dutch general patrick cameras who's leading the monitoring mission has been briefing the un secretary general antonio good terrorists on his plan i'm told the first members of the monitoring mission the assessment team will be on the ground in yemen on wednesday the watchwords i'm told of form follows function a look at the security situation see what functions they need to perform and then decide on the form the number of monitors they're going to need to come from member
states the united nations people with military experience but people who operate on the ground in an unarmed capacity one of the problems the un is facing here is that the talks in stockholm went much better than expected so the un is having to pull together this monitoring mission at very short notice. has covered the yemen conflict extensively he says the breakthrough reaching the un back talks in sweden may not work on the ground. few expected it to. assist them in a serious as the ceasefire to hold from the beginning that's why we've seen. clashes in the east and south on parts for the past four days since friday have been sporadic clashes and just moments after the suspect came into effect residents of the city say there was an exchange of gunfire missiles in the eastern part of the city of course this just shows the deep seated suspicion between the two groups
and how dicey the whole situation in today the ease of course the stakes are very high both sides aspic specter to withdraw from the militias from the city within twenty one days and as this deadline comes near we'll see more of these clashes but there are obstacles as well and i starting with how vaguely worded agreement that was signed in sweden was for example it doesn't talk about. the neutral forces that are supposed to take over once these militias from both sides leave the city who are they going to have an suggestions that the two groups will form joint units which is almost impossible and then there is that plan by the hutus for the hoof is still hung over a mop of the city showing landmines improvised explosive devices as well as booby trap compounds and where they are something that could prove to be a stumbling block. and u.s. president donald trump's travel ban is preventing the year many mother of
a dying child from seeing her son two year old has a rare brain disease and has been receiving treatment at a children's hospital in the u.s. for five months now and denies not expected to survive and he's being kept on life support so his mother could visit him his father has pleaded with authorities to allow his wife into the u.s. despite the travel ban the state department has not commented on the family's request trump's ban targets people from muslim majority countries including iran libya somalia syria and yemen as you know my work was denied it turned to turned to the u.s. this year so. i mustn't of dylan's only two years or reseller break his birthday just two days ago so i am here today to support and help bring my family together for the one last time i think now we see the muslim bands affecting the most dehumanizing way and we're running out of time we're calling for the department of
state to issue a muslim ban waiver to allow them as well of the wife of a u.s. citizen the mother of a u.s. citizen to hold her child one last time and to allow her to mourn with dignity one of the world's largest defense contractors has warned the canadian government of liability if it scraps a defense deal with saudi arabia canada's prime minister justin trudeau has said he is looking for a way out of the multi-billion dollar agreement after the murder of saudi journalist. involvement in the war in yemen. the murder of a journalist is absolutely unacceptable that's why canada from the very beginning has been demanding answers and solutions on that secondly we inherited actually a fifteen billion dollar contract silly and by stephen harper to export light armored vehicles to saudi arabia we are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to saudi arabia usa strikes have killed
more than sixty people in somalia the military says all of. the armed groups. the pentagon says the attacks over the weekend. were in coordination with somalia's federal government a somali intelligence official told media that military vehicles and a camp for hate patty cohen has this update from washington the u.s. military not giving out a ton of details but they do say that on december fifteenth air strikes were launched at about forty kilometers southwest of the capital mogadishu and that thirty four fighters were killed airstrikes the following day on the sixteenth killed another twenty eight fighters for al shabaab the u.s. military says they don't believe any civilians were killed or injured in the bombing campaign these are to press is reporting that sources inside the somali government say that the reason for the attack was they believed al shabaab was about to launch an attack on a somali government military facility so the air strikes were called in we've seen
a pretty sizable increase in the number of air strikes in somalia since u.s. president donald trump came to office he's given the u.s. military pretty much across the globe more authority to launch air strikes this will be the most airstrikes in recent memory in somalia conducted by the u.s. in cooperation with the somali government this brings the total to forty six airstrikes for the year. twitter says it's fixed a bug in its system that made it possible for users data to be hacked the breach reveals partial phone numbers and country codes from people filing out filling out customer support form the social media giant says it fixed a problem last month during that investigation twitter says a large number of inquiries came from china where target is banned and saudi arabia meanwhile russia is being accused of using every social media platform possible to influence the twenty sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor to new reports say it's still working to support him millions of social media polls have
been studied in the first comprehensive analysis provided by someone other than the social media companies themselves alan fischer reports in washington. if you can think of a social media platform there's a strong chance the russians used it to try to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election from you tube facebook and twitter to read it and instagram and more to reports commissioned by the u.s. senate intelligence committee says russia's internet research agency or i r e try to capitalize on divisions in u.s. politics it pushed more than ten million tweets more than one thousand you tube videos and their own one hundred sixteen thousand instagram posts all together that translated into a potential of reaching more than one hundred forty million people. one of the reports concluded what is clear all of the messaging clearly sought to benefit the republican party and specifically donald trump but one expert says it's not clear
if just pushing the message had any impact the russian certainly tried to interfere in american elections and continue to try and interfere in american politics are they actually making a difference it's not clear what they're doing legal in some of the more indictments of shown certainly not but it's really important thing to separate out affective mess from legality and morality right these are all survive different issues and difference of stakes a place reports say that the russians push conservatives on key issues like gun rights and immigration while sending misinformation to largely democratic supporting african-american voters are doing them to boycott elections and they support u.s. intelligence reports of russian interference and the action of special counsel robert miller who's investigating possible russian collusion in the election to indict a number of russian hackers and officials president donald trump has both criticized possible russian interference and described it also as a hoax president putin he just said it's not russian except our intelligence
community his conclusion that russia is meddling in the two thousand and six election took place the reports also criticized the tech firms who provided data to the investigators saying that they seem to provide no more than the minimum information required and will add to pressure on those firms to do more to prevent election interference the report does not cover any potential action in the recent mid-term elections the committee's leading democrat mark warner says it's time to get serious in addressing the challenge of interference and he hopes there could be legislative action to follow alan fischer al-jazeera washington. aina fried is the chief technology correspondent at x. news website she says it would be difficult for social media companies to completely stop their platforms from being manipulated even if you spotted it is fake and facebook and twitter spot millions of fake accounts every day it's so easy
to set up a new one so you know it's kind of there's this american game whack a mole you're constantly you know you're doing one thing and another one's popping up a little bit out of this is like in obviously the techniques don't stay the same just as the platforms and governments are getting better at spotting it russia and others that are looking interfere developing new techniques themselves there's a couple of areas where the platforms are faulted in these reports that are faulted not only for missing it obviously in two thousand and sixteen but also providing just the minimal information to investigators and that's a serious issue obviously if we're going to try and stop this in the future we need all the information possible next we're going to has taken all the bits that it identified as potentially coming from russia's internet research agency and made those available to researchers that is a step they can be both in seeing how they operate and potentially spotting trends to prevent future it's. still ahead on the program thousands rally in chardon ca in
a show of support for the brain state of prime minister plus. were in the end there are refugee camp by the million border find out next time this temporary shelter has become the fourth largest town in mauritania. by the springtime flowering of a mountain lake. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello again welcome back to international weather forecasts or you see an increase in clouds over the next few days particularly across china now the clouds in the rain are coming in from the west so we'll be watching that very carefully but until then things are not looking too bad for most of central china we are going to be seeing chengdu at about twelve degrees but as we go towards wednesday that temperature does come down and we are seeing a little bit of snow just to your west up towards the north though shanghai winter
coming out of the south sixteen degrees few and still not a bad day for hong kong with a temperature there of about twenty three degrees weather for the philippines for the new other part of the philippines indeed we are going to sing partly cloudy conditions but down towards the south it is going to be the rain over the next few days manila partly cloudy if you're at thirty one degrees palau is going to be seeing attempt to there about twenty nine and rain in the forecast but not looking too bad for jakarta at about thirty two degrees staying that way as we go towards wednesday over towards india though the rain has been a problem anywhere along the eastern seaboard that is all due to a psych load making its way towards the north bringing very heavy rain towards kolkata as well as up here towards parts of bangladesh that is going to continue on tuesday but as we go towards wednesday improving conditions across much of the area hyderabad is going to be partly cloudy at twenty five and partly cloudy if you at about thirty degrees the wind sponsored by the time race. xenophobe violent and beating the drum for an ethnic civil war in the heart of
europe. al-jazeera infiltrates one of the continent's fastest growing far right organizations and exposes links to members of the european parliament and marine le pen's national. generation eight. part two of a special investigation on al jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour a u.n. brokered cease fire has come into effect in the many city of her data reports say sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled course between saudi and
u.s. government forces and healthy rebel. u.s. airstrikes in somalia after more than sixty people the military says all were fighters from the armed groups. on saturday and sunday were in coordination with somalia's federal government and russia is being accused of using every social media platform possible to influence the twenty six thousand us presidential election in donald trump's favor to new reports prepared for the senate say moscow is still working to support trump. former f.b.i. director james comey has called on us republicans to stand up for the values of the country answering questions in congress komi says president donald trump constant criticism of the f.b.i. is harmful to the rule of law claims investigations into alleged links between russia and its presidential campaign illegitimate witch hunts. the president of the united states is lying about the f.b.i. attacking the f.b.i.
and attacking the rule of law in this country. how does that make any sense at all at some point someone has to stand up in the face of fear of fox news fear of their base fear of being tweets stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement but stand up and speak the truth. in britain the leader of the opposition is submitting a motion of no confidence in the prime minister as a theresa may push back a crucial vote on the country's deal to leave the european union to next month with exit day on march the twenty ninth fast approaching and with no deal officially in place some politicians say the deadlock can only be resolved with a second referendum paul brennan reports from london. with prime minister theresa may adamant there would be no meaningful vote on bracks it until january parliament appeared almost pointless on monday but having failed to make any concrete progress in her talks with european leaders in brussels last week this is may was judy bound
to report back to the lawmakers in london she acknowledged the widespread hostility to have a plan but she warned bravely against holding another referendum another vote which would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics because it would say to millions who trusted intimate prosy that our democracy does not deliver. another vote which would likely leave us nose further forward than the last and another vote which would further divide our country at the very moment we should be working to unite around the threat of a no confidence vote in the prime minister organized by the opposition labor party appear to have been neutralized and theresa may set the week of january fourteenth for the rearranged meaningful vote to justice proceedings drew to a close labor leader jeremy called and decided to go for it so mr speaker as the only way i can think of of ensuring a vote takes place this week i'm about to table a motion which says the following that this house has no confidence in the prime
minister due. to our failure to allow the house of commons to have a meaningful vote straightaway on the withdrawal agreement and framework for future relationships during the u.k. and the european union and that will be tabled immediately mr speaker thank you to . the procedure now is that confidence motions to. able by the opposition will take precedence over government business and its parliamentary convention that any such request be granted this week that seem to be winding down into a christmas holiday just warmed up again brennan al jazeera. riot police in hungary are trying to control thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital buter past the crowds are angry about a new labor law passed in parliament last week it allows employers to request up to four hundred hours of overtime a year without paying out for up to three years from a prime minister viktor orban his right wing government says it's an attempt to fix
a labor shortage in the growing manufacturing sector and allow workers to earn more but critics call it a slavery law and have been protesting since it was pat's. sri lanka's prime minister says his united national party will form new political alliances to safeguard the country against corruption addressing tens of thousands of supporters at a rally running will become a significant those who stood by him during a political crisis that lasted more than fifty days now fernandes reports from colombo. planned as a fight for justice this rally in colombo became a celebration of run of the committee his reappointment as prime minister and the man who's been at the center of the two month long constitutional crisis was in his element over. the only people that they were his strength in the historic fifty one days the appointment by president mighty policy to say no of mine the rajapaksa to replace victor messina brought together a fractious united national party angry at what they called
a blatant violation of democracy the party and its alliance partners rallied to protect their leader so did party supporters. operating at the one lp a pretended we voted against may hinder but the president ought to mean it's that pain the need to defend our rights that's brought people here. it's become missing his fifth time as prime minister he's being careful not to criticize president syria cena despite scathing attacks by him party leaders are following his cue realizing they have to work with the president for at least another fifteen months because missing had told supporters that mistakes had been made during his three and a half year government the fifty one day political crisis has given run over her missing her and his political partners a shot in the arm helping them bring together the largest political gathering that they have had in recent years they have admitted shortcomings when they were in
government and promised to correctly i believe that. the prime minister ministers and parliamentarians must get closer to the people we acted against corruption but legal action has been slow we will address this with the former president and now former prime minister mind of rajapaksa says he resigned to ensure the stability of the country and allow president series in a to appoint a new government something the president vowed never to do with become a singer at the helm and on sunday he insisted that his personal stance was not to appoint become a singer but said he was doing so to respect parliamentary to dition. serious in his bid to dissolve parliament and call snap elections was ruled unconstitutional by the supreme court last week become a singer says a new political alliance would be formed to safeguard the country a possible reference to plans for his new government and elections that will be
tested when they go ahead in the coming months in f. an endless al-jazeera. members of the u.n. security council expressed concern over kosovo's decision to turn its security force into an army the announcement last friday angered serbia and prompted the security council meeting on monday un peacekeeping chief called on the two sides to refrain from any steps that could escalate the situation by the presence of course of all and serbia standing for governor got him of kosovo has made a mistake it's only that we did for five years are necessarily to establish an army the decision for the army might be belated but in no way is it the wrong one it's belated because we waited for goodwill from those that never showed any goodwill towards kosovo we are facing. more and more difficulties in the area of course when we talk here and i have to say the time very much
worried very much concerned and a bit even afraid of the future and for the future not only. of my people of our country serbia but of an entire region now a refugee camp in mauritania has grown so large it could not be called the fourth largest city many of the people are from neighboring mali and fled fighting in the remote desert of northwest africa as nicholas haq reports from the camp and the government are in dire need of help from donor countries the people of timbuktu are on the move escaping while they can. mohammad. as you know war played out away from the public his family survived rebel occupations drone strikes and bombings. deep in the desert rebel groups and armed forces a fifty seven nations including the united states the u.k. and france are fighting the battle field is spreading across the region as big as
the european union. but it is a continuous attack by the million soldiers meant to protect us that pushed us to flee our homeland we don't feel safe they attack us and pillaged through our villagers like invaders. for the moment this is their home the embarrass you gee camp in mauritania fifty seven thousand people live here refugees from mali came here in the early one nine hundred ninety s. escaping rebel attacks settlements turn to homes refugees turned to citizens or to new country most live on less than two dollars a day has opened its borders and welcomed the refugees this is a weekly market in embarrassed few gee camp here you can find all sorts of goods cabbages fruits vegetables fish spices all of it comes from neighboring mali there are now more people from to look to living inside this county than timbuktu itself and so this temporary shelter has become the fourth largest town in
mauritania. reeducation in the six primary schools registration and maternity centers water points and food distribution attracts both refugees and locals but the u.n. says this is unsustainable we're bringing disengagement of the international community in a different way of working. in. recognising where the burden is and the burden is on the host countries neighboring this refugee crisis situations and that needs to be. acknowledged and those countries need to be supported. so far more to you has received only a fraction of the money it needs to help communities in this region with nowhere else to go and still. is the survival of the people to book to.
nicholas hawke al-jazeera and barrow along the mauritanian money and. only half of the central americans who are part of a so-called caravan of asylum seekers have entered the us most are waiting to get in through the mix. border town of u.s. authorities say that nearly three thousand people have not crossed in illegally they're being held in custody while they're assigned and claim is reviewed hoda abdel-hamid three fourths of. the border patrol has been in position since early morning three. feet from trying to discourage asylum seekers from taking the leap. instead in a matter of minutes to him and five teenagers and three children had to touch u.s. soil and quietly surrendered to the guards who seemed preoccupied with the presence of journalists operating on the mexico side a times using a threatening tone is what some people say their reporters are covering and punishments all of them just wrong it's against the law. but also coming under
pressure from american citizens you know separate children from their hair was brought up on a girl done last week in border patrol care. with each day that passes more asylum seekers are crossing illegally into the u.s. it's a scene that happens in many spots along mexico's northern border just a few days ago we witnessed several people crossing from this exact point in the meantime a second layer was added to the wall and it's nearly doubled the height making it more difficult to scale and riskier to jump off on the u.s. side. but a few kilometers away it's still possible and it follows a pattern get over the wall then look for the border patrol to take you away see federal law lead the way in my explains that months in custody in the u.s. is better than one day back at home in the salvador and safe she has already done
this once before in june and was deported back to her country she fed again under threat and now hopes to be accepted as a refugee. this time she's with eight months pregnant everyone who wants to get turmeric up before to babies jupe. being born american will give the baby opportunities she never got in life it's a practice that president trump was to put an end to the herd honestly i'm not afraid now but i might get nervous at that very moment now i'm calm. for a brief moment to two sides stare at each other every one of these people and off they go there's a little hesitation. a sense of urgency evelyn's father is worried about we're going to look over and. over there more to. come on darling you can make a t. says. doug. it looks like she's not feeling to. see the bridge yourself while getting over the wall or maybe it
was just too much stress for her pregnancy. we don't know but of linda's take it away the rest the question they will spend the night in custody one of the rare times where detention represents the possibility of a new life. but at the hammy urges iraq along mexico's corded border. so again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al jazeera un brokered cease fire has come into effect in the many city of her data but reports say sporadic fighting is still taking place in the embattled ports between saudi and government forces and hoofy rebels meanwhile u.s. president donald trump's travel ban is preventing the yemeni mother of a dying child from seeing her son two year old son has
a rare brain disease and has been receiving treatment at a children's hospital in the u.s. for five months now is not expected to survive and he's being kept on life support so his mother could visit him his father ali has pleaded with authorities to allow his wife into the u.s. despite the travel ban. as you know was the night it turned to that turned to the u.s. . a muslim of dylan's only two years or resell of britain's birthday just two days ago. so i am here today to support and help bring my family together for the one last time. thank you u.s. airstrikes in somalia have killed more than sixty people the military says all were fighters from the group the attacks on on saturday and sunday were in coordination with somalia's federal government russia is being accused of using every social media platform possible to influence the two thousand and sixteen presidential election in donald trump's favor to new reports repaired for the u.s.
senate say moscow is still working to support from former f.b.i. director james comey has called on us republicans to stand up for the values of the country answering questions in congress call me says president trumps constant criticism of the f.b.i. is harmful to the rule of law in hungary riot police have been trying to control thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital beautiful yes the crowds are angry about a new so-called slave law passed in parliament last week it allows employers to request as much as four hundred hours of overtime a year without payment for up to three years prime minister victor all bans right wing government says it's an attempt to fix a labor shortage in the growing manufacturing sector and allow workers to earn more those are the headlines inside stories next.
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