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that were removed by p.g. elements from a bitch what you were turkey oh well the people i'm a bitch to come up with a governing structure acceptable to turkey and the region if we do not do this. are was drollest going to create holy hill for turkey so is the threat of an isolated serjeant's as well as woman ties between kurdish fighters and iran backed forces all unacceptable for both turkey and the united states some up in syria. the us military says it's killed fifty two fighters in an air strike in somalia the strike in the middle juba region was in response to an attack by the armed group on a somali military base military says no civilians are thought to have been killed in saturday's strike the al qaida linked group has carried out attacks in the capital mogadishu and recently on a luxury hotel complex in kenya's capital nairobi. at least one hundred
seventeen refugees are missing after their overloaded boat capsized in the mediterranean sea three people have been rescued so far the refugees from nigeria ivory coast gambia and sudan were on a rubber dinghy that sailed off the libyan coast more than two thousand people drowned or went missing while trying to reach europe last year. all right still ahead on al-jazeera can a wall tackle the flow of drugs when most of them are smuggled through official ports of entry port from the us mexico border plus. i'm wayne hay reporting from cambodia where we'll tell you why china is transforming skylines here and backing a government that's becoming increasingly isolated by the west.
and others a winter storm blowing through its main track is going to take off the or through the valley north of the appalachians and towards the northeast some pretty heavy snow is going to fall out of this half a meter maybe more than the rate of four will be significant maybe some ice with it however when you wake up on sunday you'll notice that side of the skies clear look at the ground because most of it will be over with the exception of just an funnels east of new england new brunswick and beyond the temperatures behind all over minneapolis and toronto and chicago black cold penetrates only slowly washington starts today but time we get to monday it's down to minus five there's the penetration and the next storm is already showing itself further west in california and beyond so all the high drying in the western u.s. is going to get another dump of significant snow and storm a lot of that may well cross eastwards once more so winter is showing itself now for the caribbean it's been quiet recently this is the front that's bringing winter to the far north it brings proper sunder storms once again dancer the island to
west is out of cuba and telling off through on dearest i'm sure is still wet bad way that that is still there having moved a needle bit further east into nicaragua during monday. on this week's counting the cost the prime minister's briggs's deal is rejected as britain pulls towards exit why zimbabwe's government wants people to buy less fuel . models can't carmakers worries about the trade was. counting the cost on al-jazeera.
again you're watching engineer a reminder of our top stories this hour the top court in the democratic republic of congo has declared felix k.t. the winner of last month's disputed presidential election but the runner up martin for you know says he's the winner and he's calling for nationwide protests. u.s. senator lindsey graham says he hopes donald trump will slow the withdrawal of troops from syria and to isolate destroyed on a trip to turkey graham want a sudden pullout of forces could create what he called iran iraq on steroids. the us president has offered a concession to break the deadlock over the partial government shutdown don't trump is offering temporary protections to some immigrants in return for money for his
border democrats have already rejected his offer. trump says the border war is needed partly to stop the flow of drugs entering the u.s. but most drugs are smuggled through illegal ports of entry jocasta true found out in brooks county texas and a warning you might find some of the images in her report distress. brooks county texas a collection of branches hugging a highway leading north from the border is a corridor of drug smuggling from mexico. this is where sheriff benny martinez tries to hold back the tide this is small so it varies of on apartments in the i'm sure there's a lot of hard drugs going through this corridor this lot is full of vehicles complicated by the brooks county sheriff's office more than three hundred of them all caught trying to smuggle drugs or people deeper into the united states they all
try to pass through this border patrol checkpoint one of the busiest for drug seizures in the country the government acknowledges more than eighty percent of narcotics found near the border entered through legal ports of entry the marijuana was within the walls of this love triangle or by one hundred twenty pounds but the bundles were created to be small to fit the national cavity of the wall here critics of trans border wall say it's unclear how that would curtail drug smuggling through the ports but what is clear is that for migrants a wall makes an already perilous journey more deadly fifty bodies were found in brooks county last year extending a wall in certain areas is going to force people to a more dangerous area and more people are going to the humanitarian say this is the real crisis at the border the people who die in are eaten by animals in an attempt to reach a better life heidi to castro al-jazeera berks county texas
a tens of thousands of women have taken party rallies around the world to mark the second anniversary of the women's march movement emerged in response to the election of president donald trump and calls for more gender equality the main event was held in the u.s. capital. was at a demonstration in washington. thousands of women here you know central washington d.c. all of them with a very big big message that they want to move forward with a new agenda for america i want to step out so you get a sense of the thousands of people that are here on this women's day march here in washington d.c. but we've marching towards donald trump's hotel here as well to make a statement towards the president but i want to bring in one person it's your right now it's katie wood and bert katie thanks for joining us are you i'm great thank you came all the way from new hampshire why did you come here today i came to
resent represent all women and the deep feeling we need to protect our democracy why is that so important right now right now we're seeing our congress fail where our employees are working our environments failing there's a big agenda here it's talking about moving forward towards twenty twenty or talk about immigrant rights violence against women climate justice civil rights big big agenda you're taking on here it's hard to decide which is most important in every day changes and we need to really look at all of these were in danger why this is so important though right now it's two years into the trunk presidency i see a lot of signs antitrust science here what is it about his presidency that's really galvanized so many women. while he's anti women and we're now instead of two years from the last election for two years in front of the next one and we really need to get motivated and mobilize thank you very much appreciate you
joining us so there's a view there of one no person it's here again thousands of people here this is just one of several marches happening all over the country on this cold saturday people here definitely want to get their voices heard. the police in kenya have confirmed at least four of the five men who carried out thursday's attack on a shelf in complex in nairobi what kenyans at least twenty one people were killed until now it was widely thought the violence in the name of al shabaab was carried out by foreigners mohamed out o. reports from nairobi. this sprawling informal settlement of mud gengel in near it down central canyon life here may seem us ordinary as in any other slum but the residents of mud jungle our lord. one of the gunmen in last tuesday's al-shabaab a talk in the capital nairobi was born and grew up here. salim ali get
most kept out in this photograph during the night will be a tuck and he grew up in this house he's neighbors those shocked i'm not surprised they say al-shabaab has over the years recruited many young men including salim from. rotty percent is one of magickal community leaders we generally have to haarlem a car our children have no jobs they need to eat most of them have dropped out of school and their parents are too poor to help them continue with education the parents have no idea when and how al-shabaab recruiters get hold of their children older or a heavy hundred government response hasn't helped either he says residents of my general blame the ease with which al-shabaab can recruit on law literacy joblessness and drug abuse among the youth here it is a situation that is far more compounded by feelings of state and the condition by residents of this neighborhood kenyans in the past have blamed the violence carried
out by al-shabaab on fighters coming from beyond their national borders but last tuesday's assault on a shopping complex in the capital is forcing kenyans to consider the threats posed by those near to home police confirmed most of the five attackers were concerns. in nairobi somali majority suburb obviously residents up come out to show their anger about the tague. unified in grief their message was one of love in the face of such. businesses in the business leave markets remain closed for several hours to honor the dead a remarkable moment of defiance by a community long blamed for attacks in kenya that no longer do people feel that is just a problem for one particular community and that community should be vilified. repressed . and driven out of. the rest of kenya now that is settling in we're
happy to have that but we're also ready to help share our experiences security officials say there is no quick fix to the threat of domestic terrorism the only conceivable solution they say might lie in a combination of education gun control and internet regulation mohammed all just see it or know it will be can an indonesian cleric who was the ideological leader of the bali bombers is getting early release from prison for humanitarian reasons eighteen year old of a bucket of bashir was sentenced to fifteen years for his links to the two thousand and two nightclub bombings more than two hundred people were killed a serious lawyers say the government waived the requirement for him to renounce his radical beliefs. the death toll from mexico's oil pipeline explosion has risen to seventy three dozens of people are still missing and some are being
treated in hospital for severe burns forensic experts were at the scene for the grim task of finding corpses charred beyond recognition people were gathering in fuel from an illegal tap when the blast happened. cambodia's prime minister is starting a four day visit to china where home meet president xi jinping china provides an economic safety net to phnom penh whose relations with the west have soured over its human rights record and as wayne hay reports from see her new kamil chinese investment is beginning to change the shape of the seaside town just two years ago this was a sleepy seaside town popular with backpackers now sihanoukville is a chinese construction sites gambling is illegal for cambodians but it's thought there are more than seventy casinos open or under construction in the special economic zone the target market is not cambodians it's chinese tourists some
cambodians are benefiting from the investment in the form of jobs but others are being forced out because of the construction and rising costs. but when i moved to my restruck here the rig was lower and i don't have many customers because i'm on the outskirts of town now i didn't want to move here but i had no choice sihanoukville is an important part of china's belton road initiative which aims to link asia with africa and europe through loans and investments trade between the two countries is up more than twenty percent and most goods come through here cambodia's only deep sea port this area also holds strategic value for china sihanoukville sits on the gulf of thailand which then becomes the south china sea where china is involved in territorial disputes with several southeast asian nations cambodia is in one of them but instead of siding with its neighbors when it comes to the dispute it sides with china. there have even been reports recently that the chinese are planning to build a military base along this coast the cambodian government says it's not true and in
fact it would be unconstitutional but all this is happening at a time when the west is threatening to punish the cambodian government through economic sanctions following a dramatic decline in democracy and human rights investment from china generally comes with a list social or democratic conditions tennis seems to come and said i understand your conditions so let's work to make it happen i don't care about nothing but the government in beijing does like stability and the influx of chinese coming to work in cambodia has created some social tensions system ated that around twenty percent of the population of sihanoukville is now chinese the local government says there are no problems between the communities they do as they do then vice money saw it's not it's not the. op conflict between two people. china's ambassador to cambodia recently described the relationship
between the two countries as forged in steel judging by the pace of change here that's into meant is being taken quite literally when hey al jazeera sihanoukville cambodia hebron in the west bank is a city where israel's occupation is among the most visible minority israeli settlers protected by soldiers and made life difficult for palestinians there it's affected tourism which has consequences for the city's traditional art of hand painted pottery and glass blind stephanie decker reports on an industry that has survived for generations. it's the kind of heat that makes your skin sting a constant burn and one that's been in georgia generation after generation fathers and grandfathers have passed on the skill of traditional palestinian bloss blowing to their sons and thousand natchez one of them he tells us his business has been in
his family for four hundred years. my children are around me three of them are involved they love this profession and they are working in it because they want to preserve this work it is already in our blood. it is delicate work hand sculpt this chunk of clay creating peace after peace each one always a little different the quays heated at one thousand degrees centigrade and then the piece starts to come to life. most of the work we do here is shipped overseas we make kitchen supplies like plates. all the work that we do year has a symbol of flowers and leaves us the finished items lined the shelves but the shop is empty the owner tells us that before the second intifada or palestinian uprising eighteen years ago the shop would have been filled with tourists but the tour buses no longer calm the only people that really by these days are either locals or
palestinian israelis and we're told that it's rare to see a foreign face but despite the challenges of the continuous israeli restrictions in hebron the naches family does good business the make to order export abroad and even to israel so those. two clients who have israeli i.d.'s they buy the goods from us and then sell them to israel we can and we've been able to export directly it would be better for us as israel buys around thirty percent of our products because they like our work. the traditional business of hand painted pottery has not only survived decades of political conflict but it is managed to flourish stephanie decker al-jazeera hebron in the occupied west bank. this is let's get a roundup of the top stories the constitutional court in the democratic republic of
congo has declared felix katie the winner of last month's presidential election. she'll go both critics. the judges have dismissed real opposition challengers to his victory one of the candidates martin for unity rejected the results and asked for a recount is accusing the ruling party of what he calls a constitutional coupe and has called for nationwide protests for me to miller has been following those reactions from kinshasa we've heard from my martin the opposition who led largely claim the constitutional court challenging the electoral commission the result you fear that he doesn't recognize what the constitutional court considers himself a legitimate winner of the election legal president is also called the focus not just how much of an impact those would have been. done not only especially given
that the port. city but there wasn't a little bit of walking the northwestern part of the country as well. and they are going well and around these protests that is what might happen in the coming days. around the cultural violent. the u.s. president has offered a concession to break the deadlock over his border war donald trump wants to give temporary protections to some immigrants including those brought to the country illegally as children the democrats have rejected the offer calling it more hostage taking. yuna senator lindsey graham says he hopes trump will slow the withdrawal of troops from syria until i saw its destroyed on a trip to turkey graham want a sudden pullout of u.s. forces would create what he called an iraq on steroids. the u.s. military says it's killed fifty two al shabaab fighters in an air strike in somalia the attack in the middle jubal region was really
a response to an attack by the armed group on a some mali military base says no civilians are thought to have been killed in saturday's strike those are the headlines counting the cost is next. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. hello i'm adrian figure this is counting the cost of al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week to resume a hangs on to her chair while her deal is overwhelmingly rejected by parliament
avoid crashing out of the european union without a deal. also this week currency to buy essential goods is hard to find in zimbabwe as anger after the government doubles fuel prices to curb demand. and snazzy new cars can't hide a trail of gloom for automakers at the detroit auto show as the u.s. china trade war eats into their profits. it's a confusing paradox that's keeping all sides in the brig's it drama on edge britain's prime minister's reason they narrowly survived a no confidence motion while her plan to navigate brigs it was massively rejected by parliament the deadline of march twenty ninth twenty nineteen is marching ever closer and european leaders are warning that the prospect of britain crashing out of the union without a deal has increased this could lead to huge economic disruption on both sides of the channel joining us now from london is james smith james is an economist at the
global markets research team good to have you with us james so the prime minister's deal was voted down in parliament does that mean the brig's it is now more or less likely or a no deal scenario is more likely off for now that the four remains that were leaving the e.u. on the twenty ninth of march but the big question now is will the trees that may reach across party devise to seek a further consensus on bracks it won't for now at least it seems like plan b. is going to look pretty similar to plan a no immediate sign of maize going to walk back on her red line snot that some of the opposition parties the labor party. summit shift in direction i that so for the time being no immediate clarity but one thing is getting more and more likely we're running out of time and in our view an extension to article fifty is getting more and more likely what message are the financial markets and investors giving us on all of this at the moment do they see perhaps
a softer brigs of this being more likely or a no brainer to the top or a or a hard briggs's well i think markets are trying to take the silver lining from things at the moment the pounds remain pretty calm and i think investors are looking at. seethings i think they think. some kind of cross party agreement is getting more and more likely anstey is an extension of the article fifty period so that's the two main themes in the markets and ira but importantly it's going to be a bumpy ride to get our don't think any immediate resolution to this is is forthcoming and it could be at least a few more weeks before we get clarity so i think this colleen markets it could get a bit bumpy or before it gets better i mean what is the outlook for the for the british pound which i mean ever since the referendum back in twenty sixteen has been trading what at least twenty percent lower than it was i mean is that growth ever going to be recovered or you think in the long run it probably will be although of course that's premised on the idea that we either get
a more market friendly softer bret's the outcome all we get a second referendum that would result in. potentially results and remain i guess that's at least the base case according to the pose as things stand so in the long run prospects of the pound look a bit better but as a say for now it could be several months before we know for sure whether or not no deal has been extended has been avoided sorry article fifty could be extended it's going to be a choppy ride for markets before things get better and that's not good for business is it it's the uncertainty which is bothering the business community at the moment making everybody very jittery well exactly so while the markets can kind of george little bit of comfort from this cross party support idea for businesses they have to deal in facts on the cold hard fact as things stands remains that way leaving me with or without it deal on march twenty ninth so for businesses they have to prepare for that when we're likely to a business is getting more and more vocal about preparations they're making we were talking last week's program about the amount of money that's moved out of the u.k.
into the european union as businesses prepare for the break whatever it is the even if the u.k. ends up with with a much softer briggs's or even remaining. in the us for as the money moving out of the economy is concerned it's too late isn't that we have potentially i mean clearly the economy is already been hit very hard by the price that process investment was really sluggish three last year so yeah it may never be fully recovered but i think. we get a deal or if in the end there's a second referendum in the u.k. very sure main then the prospects should get a little bit better in the short run but it all really depends what that final bret's it model is and it could potentially be quite a few years before we get there because of course we still have this transition fair period to come if some kind of deal comes in ok james really good to talk to you and come to the constance for being with us china's trade dispute with the united states is taking a toll on its economy exports of forms their lowest point in two years while
imports also down katrina you reports now from beijing. the world's largest trading country has been trading a little less according to china's customs administration exports fell by four point four percent in december while imports were at the lowest level since twenty sixteen concerns for the year ahead underlined at a news conference in beijing early in two thousand and nine the biggest hit the worry for china's foreign trade is through the complex and grim external environment uncertain and stable factors a stew numerous protectionism. from certain countries a rare in their heads a slowdown in global demand and the continuing trade dispute with the united states are being blamed for the current predicament china finds itself in china and the us are midway through a ninety day truce in the tit for tat trade both which started last april analysts
say china's shrinking trade figures could be used by washington to increase pressure on beijing i think beijing clearly has the pressure there on the votes restore. the best of their leadership and restore baster that it's not just domestically but internationally so i think a.j. clearly does that and i think you asked the. agent. here and they will put pressure because despite the lower figures china posted a record surplus in its trade with the united states last year with more than three hundred twenty billion dollars the largest in more than a decade that's a sore point for the u.s. and according to the trumpet ministration a major justification for its trade with china but the apparent good news there's little to distract from china's cooling economy december's low trade figures follow a disappointing november when consumer spending also fell contributing to
a gloomy economic stuff to twenty nine thousand. and the trade was cast its shadow over the north american international auto show in detroit high powered sports cars and s.u.v.s took center stage but come a kiss say the industry is in turmoil as tariffs pushed up steel and many in prices and ate into profits john hendren reports. the most renowned auto show in north america opened with the drama glamour. and muscle cars descending from above auto makers rolled out those were the new models including cadillacs x t six utility key is tele ride and ford shelby mustang g.t. five hundred the fast is street legal for down the road there were concept cars that might one day hit the road like the infiniti q x inspiration in the lexus l c convertible. but the mood among the automakers at the twenty one thousand north
american international auto show in detroit is somewhat somber global auto sales which boomed from two thousand and ten to twenty sixteen have slowed g.m. is closing plants ford is partnering with to make its cars in europe and sales in china have plummeted amid a u.s. trade war perhaps a contraction in the overall number of vehicles that they sell but they're shifting their production process toward producing more trucks and less of that and while some automakers broccoli drama there are fewer of them here this year b.m.w. mercedes volvo porsche jaguar and land rover are all skipping the event this year opting to reveal new models online or at their own events instead their exodus has left room for other lights to shine and the winner it just. was just maybe known as the year when korean cars really came into their own.
sometimes kono one utility of the year and this is the car of the year the g seventy by genesis price between thirty and fifty thousand dollars this car competes with entry level b.m.w.'s and mercedes showing that korea is now in the sports car market. the north american truck of the year is the ram fifteen hundred. as sedan sales slow and u.s. manufacturers retooled to make electric going to tournament's cars sport utility and truck sales remain strong including chrysler's massive ram fifteen hundred the truck of the year we're very happy with the performance that we had in in two thousand and eighteen and now with this new pickup truck here this new heavy duty we're looking for even better things in two thousand and nineteen but amid the celebration in the motor city automakers here are fretting over forecasts that consumers will hit the brakes on new car sales and twenty nineteen. with china
importing fewer goods europe's economic powerhouse germany is feeling the pinch its economic growth slowed in twenty eighteen to the weakest race in five years g.d.p. grew by one point five percent last year dropping from two point two percent in twenty seventeen china is germany's largest trade partner and the source of much of its auto industry's profits china's slowdown is just one of the foreign risks facing germany's export oriented economy that has the potential messy brigs it antigovernment protests in neighboring france and america's protectionist threats still to come on counting the cost venezuela's president raises the minimum wage by three hundred percent we'll tell you why the additional money though won't help people buy any more goods. but first fuel prices in zimbabwe have more than doubled sparking strikes and violent protests the government says it was the only way to make people buy less fuel as it struggles to tackle
a currency crisis foreign exchange is now hard to find in a country that scrapped its own currency a decade ago that's led to long lines for fuel bread and medicine and has pushed up prices fall chata g.m. reports frustration over zimbabwe's worst economic crisis in a decade ignited riots and prompted a strike by unions protesters tried to shut down the capital harare and the southern city of bull away oh by a reckoning barricades and burning tires police responded by shooting live rounds trying to disperse rioters with water cannons and tear gas the uproar began when zimbabwe's president. announced that fuel prices would more than double. someone just wakes up and decides to increase the fuel price we are demanding that the price be reduced to its proper price then for.