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al-jazeera examines what has changed in the past seven decades on both sides of this conflict made on al-jazeera. every food do is being analyzed it's being weighed and it's being measured. and it's not just i phones that i was laughing i mean those small things are all these days at the moment we are in a state of the universe let's start and did something that was asked i would rather take the risks of democracy and the risks of the dictatorship digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera. it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the billion trillion dollars of debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to real people.
demonstrators in armenia are holding another protest rally on the opposition leader who forced the prime minister to resign he's promised to keep up the pressure until the ruling elite implements change. you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up india on high alert as a religious guru who claims to have millions of followers worldwide is found guilty of rape. the french president emanuel macron proposes a new iran deal based on the existing agreement one that the u.s. president has repeatedly threatened to pull out. and we'll have an exclusive report from the north korean side of the demilitarized zone ahead of a rare meeting between leaders from north and south.
the acting prime minister in armenia has called for fresh parliamentary elections to ease recent tensions there opposition supporters are again out on the streets of the capital. after a call from their leader has nicole he's promised to keep the pressure on the government to meet all of the demands from the demonstrators get a live update on that story hopefully for you in the next few minutes. a self-styled indian religious leader who claims to have millions of followers has been found guilty of rape a surround was convicted of sexually assaulting a sixteen year old girl at one of his spiritual retreats and twenty thirteen indian security forces have been put on high alert in the northern states of russia stan following fee as the case may provoke violent protests his poll to judge him. known for his extravagant and sometimes strange costumes also on bup who or bapuji
as he's known has disciples around the world and in hundreds of hindu religious retreats known as a. guru such as a psalm say they meet people spiritual needs but some are accused of exploiting their followers for money property and sex by offering them a one stop shop for everything you have being you have you have spiritual and your whole family problem this manacle the us saddam was arrested by police investigating the rape of a sixteen year old girl in raja stein the seventy seven year old responded to an exorcism request from her parents who believed she was possessed by evil spirits after us i was charged his followers protested and scuffled with police. the allegations made against completely false and there is no truth in it is not alone he has millions of followers who support him and will continue to do so us arm
supporters say the guru practices black magic and can instantly transform fortunes but the guru has also been linked to the mutilation of four young boys in an alleged sacrifice ritual. many in india have called for tough legal action against him and other self professed god men so we demand his ashok his religious center be seized by the government he should be put behind bars and all his property throughout india no matter what it is should be sentenced a son ahmed is forty six year old son not a on are also accused of other crimes including the rape of two sisters over a period of ten years in the city of swat. police said saddam's son admitted the sex assaults and fathering a child with one of his victims but nearly all witnesses in the rape case changed their mind about testifying fearing expulsion from the community at least two
witnesses were shot and killed that case is continuing these kind of. dying have a lot of political patronage. in the various political party didn't in india who support doing election time who did become. above the law prosecutors are fighting back by using laws passed for the protection of children against sex offenders to stop religious leaders such as god men from breaking the law paul chowder john al-jazeera. is a journalist who's been following the case he says saddam's conviction comes as india does toughen up its laws against rape. when he started gaining popularity. there was nor were there on so many divisions of their own so many sections which were against him it was more important judges of fact to see who saw fist against him in two thousand either people actually started taking an interest in signing or
was god man is what he's about and then slowly other charges started tumbling out into told thirteen this a case which has been decided today. a complaint was registered on this case the conviction that has happened judy is under the p.r.c.'s all over to the protection of children against section of fences and this is one of the first major conviction that have been hundreds of other convictions but this is the first major conviction in there that the law is again. there's going to be some more evolution recently davao try to look at. the government has looked at introducing our debts been in for. you know where to live in below twelve years have been sexually assaulted so there are obvious things which are happening and i mean if of course this is a judicial decision not a government run but this has been the judiciary which vision is going to. follow him or someone to facts and despite all the smoke that has been torn into the face of the judiciary they have convicted him. a nationwide strike has begun in cities
across south africa the federation of trade unions is staging the shutdown to protest against labor issues its demanding action to end what the union calls an unemployment poverty and inequality crisis malcolm webb joins us live now from johannesburg welcome one of the key issues here that they want some sort of solution to. the people gathering here john is the rejection of approaches minimum wage of twenty hours that works out at about a salary of just under three hundred dollars a month and that's the minimum wage in the legislation that's two to see the cost on part of the people here say it's nowhere near enough they say the minimum wage needs to be four or five times that amount in the twenty four years after the end of apartheid this is still protecting the kind of inequalities that they fought against much of south africa's industry and big business is still mostly by the
white minority directors paid very large salaries the people here say that the lowest paid workers aren't getting nearly enough new president relatively new president is this the beginning of the end of his honeymoon period. well unions and the ruling african national congress and the party in south africa have a long history together. but this union is a breakaway union it's called sas to instead of been in existence for about a yeah it was made treaty says it was close starting which they are still the biggest union in south africa after many years of course are sitting close to the a.n.c. members had grown tired they feel it didn't achieve enough and they feel that its leaders became close to the political elite of the a.n.c. who were themselves too close to the leaders and big business in terms of failing to get any kind of change in sitting around. the scene as a clean break from. from president. very much wanted.
to make. several rounds on several boards of big companies as you know this is the kind of connection they want to break away from the. do they feel haven't changed alongside. thanks very much ok let's go now to our correspondent robin he's in the armenian capital caravan more protests of course on the streets that today robin just walk us through what's happening what's the atmosphere like. well i can tell you this crowd which is the rally thousands it's about to join us again this may be the way to go this looks like. a smaller group all the way to. tens of thousands if we see back on the streets again today and the reason they have come back onto the streets is. that was supposed to take place between the opposition leader
and the acting prime minister who. was part of the former government. i should say could see because the prime minister said. to be sure they were just being dictated to by the opposition. the opposition movement has really said this is the choice to. save the resignation. of said so you see no they won't go the road. pricing of the sort of feeling of ordinary people here on the streets i can say that's what they want. the government. telling. regime call it what you will that they lose. business but if they don't get the
world's people they won't they could bring the. best there is traced back to the streets whatever they want and that is what this today is about really. reemphasizes that they're the ones with popular power here ok robin thanks very much. france has proposed negotiating a new deal with iran building on the twenty fifteen agreement to cut its nuclear program the french president emanuel macro has made that offer to the u.s. president on trump whose threatened to pull out of the agreement is on a state visit is in washington. u.s. president donald trump welcomed french president emmanuel macron to the white house with a state dinner to celebrate the bond between the two nations. but it appears to be a warm friendship was on full display earlier in the day trump even somewhat oddly decided to wait dandruff off mccraw on shoulders we have to make them perfect he is
perfect but as the parent barked on the substance of their bilateral meeting from had a stern warning for iran they restart their nuclear program they will have bigger problems and they have ever had before his statement underscores the leaders key foreign policy differences truck favors was drawing from the iran nuclear deal as one of the signatories to it mcraney was to preserve the twenty fifteen agreement to limit tehran's nuclear powers before may deadline on whether to pull the u.s. out or not trump wants his concerns addressed those include a plan to stop iran's ballistic missile testing and limit iran's influence in iraq yemen levet on and syria a chronic greed they may need to address those issues to keep the deal alive. news on iran we disagree on the j.c. but i believe we can come up with something that can deal with the. fundamental
issue of the j c p o a which is the nuclear issue but also deal with these other three issues that are included. thanks trying to get suggested gulf nations need to make a larger financial investment syria's future stability and security following the defeat of eisel the countries that are there that you all know very well are immensely wealthy they're going to have to pay for this but the meeting appeared to do little to ease fears of a looming trade war with no sign trump had agreed to exempt the european union from tariffs on steel live aluminum imports set to take effect on may first we have a very first issue on trade which is overcapacity is still in a limb in him it doesn't come from europe and not even from friends the meeting between u.s. president donald trump and french president emanuel mccraw has highlighted key policy differences between the two leaders their divisions mccraw may address on
wednesday before a joint session of the us congress can really help that al-jazeera at the white house well donald trump warned tehran of course bigger problems if it restarts its nuclear program the iranian foreign minister said his country may abandon the deal if the u.s. pulls out we've said that the united states has not lived up to its to its side of the bargain that is to its commitments to lift certain sanctions not to impede. economic relations between iran and its economic partners it has done all of that it has prevented. basically dissuade threatened companies from engaging with iran so the economic benefits of the of the nuclear need have not been at the devil that had been promised. still to come here on al-jazeera the un steps in as calls grow to look into deaths during anti-government protest in nicaragua. and the
u.s. president tries to settle trade disputes with china. by the springtime flower of a mountain lake. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello and welcome to international weather forecast across europe pursuing central and northern areas turning cooler as frontal systems push in from the west but the fine weather is still hanging on in parts of the south but we have got quite a nasty area of low pressure which is just impacting the iberian peninsula in the ballet area collins says look at the forecast for when so there could be some very heavy rain here and some severe storms as you can for the north will still warm for madrid there twenty eight fine for zero eight but you get further north the colder air has moved in across the u.k. thirteen as a high in london birding at seventeen degrees and unsettled weather further towards the east moving through into thursday that cooler air pushes in as far south as
fiona but still across southeastern areas and across more southern areas generally it's looking fine madrid still up at twenty five degrees now on the other side of the mediterranean this area of low pressure has sparked a lot of thunder storm activity has seen some big rainfall totals being reported across parts of algeria in particular as we look at the forecast more storms are likely here particularly in coastal areas in the circulation will lift up a lot of dust further towards the east warmer sydney for chin is that twenty seven but algiers is dropping at sixteen degrees felt plenty of cloud across libya cloudy one in tripoli but it should be fine in cairo with highs of thirty one. the weather sponsored by cat time release. the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is possible. it's not because the situation is. or if you join us on sat there are people there are choosing between buying
medication. this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back these are your headlines so far today the acting prime minister in armenia has called for fresh parliamentary elections to ease recent tensions opposition supporters are again on the streets of the capital after a call from their leader nicole has promised to keep the pressure on the government to meet all the demands of the protesters. self-styled indian religious leader who claims to have millions of followers has been found guilty of rape was convicted of
sexually assaulting a sixteen year old girl of one of his spiritual retreats in twenty thirteen indian security forces have been put on high alert in the northern state of russia start following fears the case may provoke violent protests. a nationwide strikes begun in cities across south africa the federation of trade unions is staging the shutdown to protest labor has used its demanding action to end the union calls on unemployment poverty and inequality crisis. a u.s. judge has ruled against the white house decision to end a program that protects young undocumented immigrants the scheme known as dhaka shielded thousands of so-called dreamers from deportation and gave them work permits the judge said canceling it was unlawful and ordered it to resume he's given the government ninety days to explain. in more detail its reasons for ending dhaka alan fisher has more now from washington. well is a point to remember what dr is the deferred action for childhood arrivals program
a barack obama program which essentially protected the children of people who came here as undocumented migrants from deportation and also provided them with two year ruling what parents know donald trump's white house decided it was scrapping the program it said it was going to be challenged in the courts by texas and other states didn't think it would be able to defend the doctor program and therefore it was ending there have been a number of court cases to this point but i fed tool judge in washington d.c. has essentially said that the government needs to come up with a better explanation in his ruling he said that the decision was arbitrary and capricious because the department failed to adequately explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful put a stay on that decision for ninety days which means that the government can appeal but this comes on the back of similar rulings by courts in new york and california
as far as the white house is concerned you'll remember the donald trump said that baca is dead he has lambasted democrats saying that they don't want to work with him to come up with a new program but after being told of this latest decision by the courts the white house said it is currently studying the decision the united nations is calling for an investigation into the deaths of anti-government protesters in nicaragua the white house has separately accused the government in managua of quote repugnant violence and repression the police of really some student demonstrators from custody as the president daniel ortega tries to lower tensions there human rights groups say at least twenty six people died in the violent crackdown against protesters which began last week but as a human is the chief executive of asymmetrical that's a political risk. she explains the public anger over welfare reform and the president. the poor in nicaragua which is most of nicaragua that they are being
that the system is stacked against and that this legislation that this was yet one more legislation that was in cahoots between a dictatorship in the business community and was was and is robbing them they had sort of allowed a ceding of governance rights in exchange for being taken care of and now they're not being taken care of and now everything has unleashed you know the control of the national assembly the supreme court the nepotism that his wife is the vice president the elimination of presidential terms and now they just want all of it out they want to kick out the system the protests taking place in mexico in the past twenty four hours against gang violence john holeman has more from mexico city. this is one of the pockets of protests that have sprung up in mexico since authorities announced that three film students who disappeared last month were killed the state prosecutor's office for hillis go in southwest mexico says
they believe that they were murdered by a drug gang and that the police were then dissolved in a suit. this isn't the business according to the indications and interviews that is where they were known to have beaten one of the students once they were hitting him that is how he was killed and they had to execute the other two students. the wounds in mexico never really closed after forty three students were taken by police inclusion with organized crime in two thousand and fourteen the having you around me was full of hundreds of thousands of people protesting and this is another reminder for many the authorities cohen will want to protect the innocent stuff. we're indignant angry. we want justice in the area where the students were taken with people disappear every day we want it to be an area of freedom and security now a new president and many political leaders are due to be elected in just over two
months and they're going to have to get to grips with a murder level that's the highest in two decades and with many in a population that are both scared and indignant. the leaders of north and south korea are due to hold their first direct meeting in more than a decade on friday they're expected to discuss bringing the korean war to an official end the meeting will take place on the southern side of the truce village panmunjom we have two reports now in a moment kathy novak will report from the summit venue but first our diplomatic editor james bays has this exclusive look at the demilitarized zone from the north . it takes over two hours to drive from the north korean capital pyongyang through the countryside to the d.m.z. the demilitarized zone the road is bumpy but very quiet it's also in places extremely wide one pyongyang resident speculated to me this was so aircraft could
land with reinforcements in the event of conflict once we reached the d.m.z. security was tight we were not permitted to film in certain areas our guide was a north korean army captain he showed us the layout of this frontline zone this is not an international border the korean war officially never ended it was simply paused with an armistice or truce. is it possible for you to show us where the meeting on the twenty seven will be taking place between field-marshal kim and the president of south korea. to cuba it's the peace house on the southern side so this is the first time any of your leaders garma cross to the southern side to bring in that is that a lot of them. yes. we continued on the route that the north korean leader will take for his historic meeting on friday past the building or the one nine hundred
fifty three armistice was negotiated and the hall where it was signed by the north koreans and by a u.s. general on behalf of his country and their allies fighting under the u.n. flag it's estimated that in just three years up to three million people were killed as a professional soldier how hard is it going to be with your field marshal sitting down with those that have been your enemy to monitor what arnold is accused if dear supreme marshal is with us surely all the problems will be solved peacefully and that's what we firmly believe and we were taken on to a tall building and up some stairs where you could view the line that separates communist north korea from democratic south korea from the north we have this vantage point of the demarcation line the blue huts down there where in the past military officials from this country have met the other side and just over there that building is where the historic summit is supposed to take place. this
is also being suggested as a place where kim jong un could meet donald trump no venue for that planned meeting has yet been formally announced the leaders of countries whose forces have been facing off against each other for decades will soon be meeting face to face james bays al-jazeera on the north korean side of the de-militarized zone. we're often reminded that the two koreas remain technically at war an armistice not a peace treaty ended hostilities in one thousand nine hundred fifty three and it was signed here at the joint security area at. the two sides agreed then to establish the four kilometer buffer zone between north and south known as the demilitarized zone or d.m.z. it's still heavily guarded on both sides and has been the site of tensions over the years north korean soldiers killed two u.s. army officers in one nine hundred seventy six landmines injured south korean
soldiers and twenty fifteen and late last year a north korean defector what's shot by fellow north korean troops as he ran across the border not far from where i'm standing. this year as relations improved between the two koreas this village has once again been used as a venue for high level talks within the d.m.z. the military demarcation line marks the actual border between north and south in this room when i walk over to this side of the table i'm crossing into north korea so it was significant when earlier this year a delegation from the north stepped over the border for talks after two years in which there had been no official communication between the two countries and when north korean leader kim jong un meets south korea's president monday and at the end of the month the meeting will be held in peace house on the southern side it will be the first time a north korean leader steps on south korean soil since the korean war the u.s.
president told from presidency sending his treasury secretary to china quote within days to negotiate over ongoing trade disputes the two nations have imposed terrace worth billions of dollars on each other and threatened more measures in the future sparking fears of a full on trade war. all this is overshadowing one of the world's biggest car shows which is open in beijing adrian brown is there. well the news that president donald trump is sending a high level delegation here to beijing will i guess reassure us executives who were present here at the beijing auto show they've been holding their breath for the past few weeks but here at this show they're not holding back their brands u.s. car companies enjoy a very high profile here in china general motors for instance sold around four million vehicles in china last year general motors now sells more vehicles here in china than it does in the united states the other dominant theme at this auto show is electric cars china government really is pushing green technology right now and
it's such an ambitious goal it won thirty percent of all cost sales seven years from now to be those of electric vehicles and one of the ways that it's doing that . is offering generous incentives and subsidies not just to buyers but also to manufacturers and that could well entails that the government is able to meet that very ambitious target malaysian police say they believe two suspects in the killing of a palestinian hamas member are still in the country but they don't know who they are they have released a new photo fit image of one of the men the thought of shot. at least fourteen times in the back last saturday he was heading to a mosque in the city where he worked as an engineering academic when he was killed his body is now at the airport in kuala lumpur ready to be flown back to gaza israel has dismissed claims that its intelligence agency mossad was behind the murder. of people around the world when attending services to mark and zach day
remembering australian and new zealand troops who served in the first world war. april the twenty fifth one thousand nine hundred fifteen was when thousands of troops landed on the. in turkey it's estimated more than fifty six thousand australian and new zealand soldiers died during that campaign the day also remembers all australians and new zealanders who've served in contemporary conflicts from iraq to afghanistan. more news on the web sites al jazeera dot com including the latest on our top story the donald trump immensely wealthy countries must pay for u.s. protection we'll recap the headlines next. ok these are your top stories so far today the acting prime minister in armenia has suggested holding fresh parliamentary elections to ease recent tensions opposition supporters are again outs on the streets of the capital after
a call from their leader he's nichole he's promised to keep the pressure on the government to meet all of their demands. a self-styled indian religious leader who . claims to have millions of followers has been found guilty of rape was convicted of sexually assaulting a sixteen year old girl that one of his spiritual retreats in twenty thirteen journalists. has been following the case he says saddam's conviction comes as india does toughen up its laws to do with rape. the conviction that has happened pretty is under the u.s.c.'s a lot of the protection of children against section of instance and this is one of the flaws that have been hundreds of other convictions but the first major conviction in that that law is again. there's going to be some more evolution we simply devolve tried to look at. the government has looked at introducing our debts been there for. you know bad to living below twelve years have been. a nationwide
strike has begun in cities across south africa south africa's federation of trades unions are staging a shutdown protest against labor is who's it's demanding action to end the union calls on unemployment poverty and inequality crisis. the french president emmanuel mccall has proposed negotiating a new deal with iran that builds on the existing twenty fifteen agreement to curb its nuclear program mr mccraw made the pitch to the u.s. president on the trump who's threatening to pull outs of the deal is on the state visit to the united states today is day two of his trip he will address a joint session of congress. a u.s. judge has ruled against the white house decision to end a program that protects young undocumented migrants now the scheme known as dhaka shielded thousands of so-called dreamers from deportation and gave them work permits the judge said canceling it was unlawful and ordered it to resume he's given the government ninety days to explain in more detail his reasons for ending.
the un's calling for an inquiry into the deaths of anti-government protesters in the white house separately accuse the government. of repugnant violence and repression the police have released some student demonstrators from custody as the president daniel ortega tries to lower tensions there human rights groups say at least twenty six people have died in violent crackdowns against protests which began last week up next it's the stream after that. getting to the heart of the matter if. you today. would you accept reality what do you think. people think the. only option for south korea here this story.