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right. well i think one of our biggest strengths is that we talk to normal everyday people we get them to tell their stories and doing that really reveals the truth people are still gathered outside these gates waiting for any information most of them don't know whether their loved ones are alive or dead or miami really is a biased were two worlds meet we can get to washington d.c. two hours but you can see it on jurists in the rest of central bankers about the same time but more importantly is where those two cultures north and south america be exposed to very important points for. saudi arabia says it shot down a ballistic missile over its capital riyadh fired from yemen by phone with the
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rebels. you're watching al-jazeera life from a headquarters and. also ahead the u.n. meets to discuss iran's compliance with a twenty fifteen nuclear agreements. basically upon the table. in the u.s. house republican celebrate a sweeping tax reform bill and barely an hour later the senate tells them to try again. and we mark a year in captivity for our colleague al jazeera journalist mahmoud hussein. hello saudi arabian authorities say they've intercepted a ballistic missile targeting the capital riyadh it's the third such attack since november the fighters in yemen say they launched
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a missile targeting the royal palace king solomon's official residence they say the attack was to mark a thousand days since the start of the yemen war follow it. another launch on november the fourth when i missile was fired from yemen towards riyadh's king khan and international airport and another missile targeted the southwest of the country before it was intercepted on december the first thing ten monegan has more. this is the moment hooty fire ballistic missile was apparently shot down by saudi forces the yemen based to peace a they were targeting the al your mama royal palace which is west of the capital riyadh a large group of saudi leaders were meeting there at the time including king solomon and crown prince mohammed bin salma i think they were these wanted to make a statement that they're still up and running and that they're still fighting despite the fact that you know in recent days and weeks they have been allegation that there were these are we can buy this. and that they possibly you know would
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not be able to shoot missiles further into territory but they proved otherwise the missile attack happened just hours before saudi arabia was due to announce its annual budget as well as members of the world family senior ministers were also expected to attend a social media post from a government agency confirmed a missile had been intercepted but no casualties were reported. the saudi the coalition which has been conducting air strikes again to the fighters in yemen for nearly three years for tell you did with more strikes in the southern part of the capital sanaa speaking on the group's t.v. channel who the leader. said the missile attack marks one thousand days since the war in yemen started. today and two missile was launched. last in the heart of three city of saudi arabia this is our answer to them and the whole world the more crimes you perpetrated the more to renig. you will meet
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nothing but more missiles. this isn't the first missile attack on saudi arabia in november. the international airport in riyadh was narrowly missed in the strike the saudi government has accused regional rival iran of smuggling missiles and technology to be an allegation to run tonight. the war in yemen has created what the u.n. describes as the world's worst humanitarian crisis since the start of the conflict at least ten thousand civilians have been killed and millions are on the brink of famine and as the fighting continues many fear the situation on the ground could get worse since monohan al jazeera well the un security council has been discussing whether iran is complying with the twenty fifty nuclear agreements the missile launch from yemen featured in that debate to mike hanna has more from the u.n. headquarters in new york. the secretary general affirmed that iran was in full
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compliance with its commitment to non-nuclear proliferation under the joint comprehensive plan of action endorsed by resolution twenty two thirty one but he raised questions about the possibility that iran was moving conventional weapons across his border and concerns expressed by some of the security council members were told to mr and by bronco looking at your future it would like to express its particular concern over the information and evidence connected with iran's supply of weapons and missiles to militias with the encouraging them to use those weapons to target neighboring countries the us ambassador was adamant that the missiles recently fired at saudi targets were of it raining in our region including the most recent well we don't yet have sufficient insight into this particular attack it
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bears all the hallmarks of previous attacks using a rainy and provided weapons it is only a matter of time before one of these missiles hits the target the secretary general said that the origin of the missiles is under investigation and the security council will be briefed at what he called the appropriate time but the russian ambassador was adamant that the u.n. is not empowered to monitor iran's development or deployment of conventional non-nuclear weapons moving was deliberately to pneumonia we once again need to draw your attention to the practice of the secretariat conducting investigations investigations for which the secretary has neither the authority nor the expertise such actions carried out without the prior consent of the security council and not legitimate and the information obtained in the course of such actions cannot be considered accurate and cannot be part of the report the russian ambassador rejected the u.s. suggestion that the joint comprehensive plan. action be renegotiated to include
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conventional weapons something that iran continues to insist it will not do the scene is set for vigorous debate among security council members in the days ahead well earlier on tuesday iran condemned the u.s. for accusing it of supplying the missile fired into saudi arabia from yemen last month so iran summoned the swiss ambassador who represents u.s. interests in iran to pass on the message describe the allegation made by the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley as irresponsible and provocative meanwhile the saudi led military coalition fighting in yemen is being accused of killing at least one hundred thirty six civilians in just ten days the u.n. says they died between december sixth and december the sixteenth these are the incidents the u.n. was able to verify so the number of casualties because the higher one attack involved seven era strikes on a prison in sanaa last week where forty five detainees were killed and the
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u.n. has once again warned that yemen is facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis and is calling for the saudi led blockade on the country to be completely lifted yemen is the the largest food insecurity crisis in the world recent humanitarian needs overviews identified almost eighteen million people who are in need of support food wise the prognosis is not good. the blockade is not fully completely lifted. and no work is no reduce the taken away then the results and pushing back on call and pushing back on famine over the last six months will be lost. a procedural error is forcing the u.s. house of representatives to vote again on a contentious one and a half trillion dollar tax reform bill will do so on wednesday earlier the bill easily passed the republican controlled house bringing president donald trump one
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step closer to his first major legislative victory. but soon afterwards senate officials that cleared the three items in the massive bill violate senate rules the senate is going ahead with the debate that's taking place right now it's expected to vote on the bill soon this is one of the most important pieces of legislation that congress has passed in decades to help the american worker to help grow the american economy this is profound change and this is change that is going to put our country on the right path well the bill is the biggest overhaul of the u.s. tax system in three decades it cuts the corporate tax rate permanently from thirty five to twenty one percent most permanent personal taxation rates will also reduce but not permanently child tax credit raises meaning around an extra three hundred dollars a child for families earning between twenty five and forty thousand dollars
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a year but the bill does little for those earning less than this it also includes loopholes for getting around estate taxes or so-called death taxes gave his own dough has more. shortly after the house of representatives passed this historic tax overhaul it just came out very shortly after that there were several provisions the didn't meet house budget rules essential eve the republicans didn't cross all their t's and dot all their eyes when they rushed this bill forward and so the now it's going to have to be voted on again come wednesday but let's be very clear there are no indications that this is going to change the vote in any way shape or form this is essentially an embarrassing technical mistake by the republicans to push this forward now the big picture here is that this bill assuming it is passed as we expect that it will be is a big win for president donald trump because it's the first legislative win since
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he's become president and it's also the republicans say historic in nature that these corporate tax cuts they say will eventually trickle down to lower class and middle class americans and spur economic growth for years if not decades to come that's the spin from the republicans however the vast majority of americans are against this tax overhaul according to recent polls and that's because they look at this bill as favoring the wealthy the top one percent of the income earners in america and corporate america that's already very wealthy are getting the biggest tax breaks while working class americans they're just getting a little bit and what they do get will not be permanent it will only last for a few years so there's certainly a lot of consternation here by working class americans that are looking at this and they're saying we really don't think that this tax overhaul is going to benefit us
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in the long term nevertheless the republicans have pushed forward with it and it appears like this will go forward. five people have died during violent protests in this semi autonomous kurdish region in northern iraq eighty people were also wounded in the demonstrations which took place in the town. and there have also been wider demonstrations across iraqi kurdistan thousands of protesters rallied against austerity and unpaid public sector salaries and. offices political parties were set on fire. at least twelve people have died after a bus carrying cruise ship passengers overturned on a highway in eastern mexico the bus was traveling towards the mayan ruins seven americans into sweetest nationals are among the injured police say they haven't established the nationalities of those who died. still ahead on al-jazeera an early prison release for the man at the center of one of latin america's biggest
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corruption scandals and well we live in the philippines where relatives continue a desperate search for their loved ones lost after a troubled tropical storm destroyed their homes. and i was warmed up recently in the deep south i do see reporters thirty degrees in south carolina for us today think that's an exaggeration we're up into the high teens low twenty's and this hump of warmth is going to answer florida for the most of most part the u.s. and counters not properly into when to the real cold tucked up here in northern plains states prairies and back further west it's subzero by day has been much colder this but it is still subzero and is a bit of a difference if you come for the sense of sleep manton's make it if it's a show of his blue you'll get snow in the mountains otherwise the snow is confined
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to the ground the snow terrier briefly bit of lake effect and the wards are afraid this time he has to be accompanied by rain so right in atlanta nineteen degrees dallas back into the sunshine state martin degrees and it's remarkably seventeen in denver but the snow not far away comes to the cascades more especially the rockies heading slowly science words and that's of course will not the temperature back a cold day gets down to denver maxim's zero a day later this is a huge swing but it's not uncommon as you probably well aware for colorado. felicitous off the mainland quite picture wanted to light showers of possible maybe in honduras otherwise enjoyed it's lovely. abandoned by the state social collectives i'll keep buying space is among the people amended tend to architects working on the edge of the new. in the first
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episode of rebel architecture some of the adults you can chose i'll just leave out into the realm of building in space. you really can't say at this time and i'll just. hello again the top stories on al-jazeera saudi arabia intercepted a ballistic missile targeting its capital riyadh yemen through the fighters say they fired the weapon and were aiming for the official residence of king saul mon it's the third such attack since november iran has condemned the us for accusing it
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of supplying missiles to the food for use the allegation was made by the us ambassador to the un nikki haley to iran has dismissed the claim as irresponsible and provocative a procedural error is forcing the u.s. house of representatives to vote again on a contentious one and a half trillion dollar tax reform bill that passed the republican controlled house earlier bringing president donald trump closer to his first major legislative win but senate officials later said that three items of the build violated the rules of the upper house forcing the revote. the former chief executive of latin america's largest construction company has been freed early from prison after just two and a half years behind bars marcello at a breath was initially given a nineteen year sentence for his role in a massive international corruption scandal john holeman has more from sao paulo. up to two and a half years in prison the man who was in charge of this company and behind the
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biggest corruption scandal in recent history has been allowed to exchange jail for house arrest here in sao paolo on the most settled the brush leadership his family's already powerful construction company became synonymous with brazil's rise later immersion is that it was playing politicians across latin america the lucrative government contracts for roads bridges and even world cup football stadiums the graft was on such an industrial scale that it even had a bribes department even as must settle the brush leaves prison the ripples may by his heels continuing to spread the president approved is on the verge of being ousted off to his company to code aggression money while he was the economic minister. vice president is facing six years in jail off the taking millions in kickbacks all the breast officials have also said venezuelan president nicolas maduro except to campaign contributions in return for contracts all of this came to
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lie in part because most of all the british and of the agree to name names in exchange for more lenient sentences now who spend the rest of his ten year sentence at home but the man they called the princes time is one of latin america's most powerful figures is over for now the opposition in honduras will formally challenge the results of the presidential election an incumbent president won orlando hernandez is the clear himself reelected despite calls by his opponents and the organization of american states for a new votes after allegations of fraud police fired tear gas as more protests erupted on the streets the opposition presidential candidate salvador nasr is demanding a rerun of the election and for the vote to be monitored by international observers . campaigning for catalonia as parliamentary election is drawing to a close catalans had to catalans rather head to the polls on thursday for
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a vote that could decide if the region breaks away from spain karl penhall has more from barcelona voters consider their options. it's a last brush before campaigning closes a rally for the separatists d r c o catalan republican left party former speaker of the regional parliament come a fork adele is lucky to be here a tall she's free on bail for now but faces criminal charges for rebellion. i don't think anybody that's alone imagine what was going to happen we could never have imagined that. after the october secession referendum prosecutors arrested key cattle and leaders for their role in organizing that vote and the spanish central government dissolved the capital and parliament a front seat is left empty for party leader john curtis judges refused bail and instead kept him in prison fearing he would use the hustings to rabble rouse
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thursday's parliamentary election isn't specifically about secession but it is the most polarizing issue voters will choose between parties who want catalonia to remain part of spain or others have clearly not renounce their goal of a breakaway republic veteran catherine politician artur mass hopes madrid look for compromise not confrontation if the central government. had the real positive proposal for the cattle and people what they have to do to put that proposal on the table. and to compare this proposal with the proposal for a real independent country but the necessary mother's riding high in opinion polls has little appetite for negotiating her center right citizens party has backed madrid in its crackdown against the separatists she'll need to build
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a coalition but believes the only way to resolve the political turmoil is by beating the secessionists in the election we'll try to win we'll try to win and i think it is possible we we are seeing the pools and we see that it is it is not the new to appear. as the hours tick down activists from the left wing see you people know vital vote system up for grabs even in barcelona's backstreets their party is small but was kingmaker in the last election they make for an easy political bedfellows they stand against spain in the monarchy and thermally in favor of a cattle and republic run by the working classes. al-jazeera barcelona al-jazeera journalist mahmud her saying has now been held in prison in egypt for one year he was arrested while visiting family in the country security services there say he is under investigation but have not referred him to court and to tell
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you of reports. for three hundred sixty five days mahmoud hussein has been held in an egyptian prison the crimes he stands accused of range from incitement to broadcasting fake news with the aim of spreading chaos al-jazeera strongly denies all allegations against his saying and demands his immediate and unconditional release i think we have to continue our efforts in order to keep the egyptian out of the position totally is our colleague now which percent before working at the networks headquarters in the qatari capital doha the same was based on al-jazeera is now closed bureau in cairo his family says his physical and mental health had deteriorated considerably over the past year and that he's being denied adequate medical attention for a broken arm my father is emotionally and mentally distressed because he feels that he is there and the dog sitting behind the bars without connecting and crying. and
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he's away from his children his family father his mother and he can't do anything the coverage of hussein's case by egyptian media has also had a major impact on his family shortly after being arrested he was paraded on national television which branded him a terrorist my sisters and ground their face social stigma everything in their schools is the one constant if they are sons and daughters of protest and they are not worth fighting giving egypt they are not safe each one of us is not safe. human rights groups and press freedom groups have condemned hussein's detention is the latest in a string of arrest by gyptian authorities targeting al jazeera staff in the country a year and a half ago ibrahim hello the former editor in chief of al-jazeera arabic was sentenced to death in absentia for endangering national security accusations he denies egypt also in prison al jazeera has bought her mohammed mohammed and peter
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greste on charges of spreading fall. hughes in a case that was widely condemned by international media outlets and politicians alike they were freed after being held in prison for over a year it's unclear when or if mahmoud hussein will be released but the message to his egyptian jailers is the same from him his family and his employer. because journalism is not a crime. headquarters in doha. at least forty three people have died after a tropical storm battered the philippines rescuers are recovering more bodies in areas devastated by landslides and flooding the storm hit the country on saturday forcing a thousand people to leave their homes joining us from bill or an island in the philippines to tell us about the rescue efforts.
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well you know it's not easy because a lot of rescuers most of them have to do and go through the wreckage the rubble manually with their bare hand you know i think to rescue workers there's still about nine people trapped in that area a lot of them civilians many of them basically children families who are preparing for a reunion this coming christmas here in samarra now would poke into people on the ground who say what they would like to see though an immediate response in terms of aid in terms of clothing medicine and food because that's really fast running out so what are the inmate what do they make of the government's response and how prepared worth the government for the. well this again the big question because if you actually look at the. clearly that have already been should have been considered a danger zone and there should have been forced evacuation of those civilians of
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course local officials if they did think. that they should leave as you know you've always been bogged down by natural disasters one of the most powerful by the country happened right here. which left more than eight thousand people dead and since then from two thousand and thirteen until now a lot of efforts to do rehab indication has been done by both the government of aquino and their day but the question really is the reactiveness of government when it comes to disaster preparation it's not so much on the emergency response it's how to strengthen community that they can be much more resilient and effective when it comes out voiding disasters and nearly not just responding to them all right. thank you because our central bank is investigating efforts to harm the country's economy by nations which have imposed a blockade the banks governor says attempts have been made to manipulate qatar's
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currency securities and derivatives markets. as a coordinated strategy by the blockading countries is to blame so the arabia the u.a.e. and egypt diplomatic ties with qatar more than six months ago qatar of backing terrorism a claim it strongly denies. japan's government has approved the use of a u.s. land based missile interceptor system this is in response to north korean threats. of two rockets over this year in november north korea test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed in japanese waters the government says the new weapon system will take years to become operational. the german chancellor angela merkel has admitted mistakes were made both before and after last year's attack on a christmas market in berlin speaking on the anniversary of the truck attack that killed eleven people she said both security and victim support were lacking but as
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dominic cain reports relatives of the victims still feel merkel said be doing more . normally this is a place to celebrate the christmas season on choose day it was a place of sadness and solidarity shared by the bereaved from this tragedy and germany's political leaders the emotion of the moment palpable a minute's silence a mark of respect to those who died although and get a miracle stood shoulder to shoulder with victims' relatives they do not think she's done enough since the tragedy. in a letter to the german magazine der spiegel they spelt out their grievance saying the attack was not only aimed at the victims directly it was aimed at germany it's a question of respect decency and technically it's self evident that you as head of government should acknowledge to us the loss of our family members caused by an act of terror the chancellor did hold her first meeting with the families on monday and
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had this statement after the minute's silence. for me and i'm speaking on behalf of the entire government we will work to improve or didn't go well and do everything humanly possible not only to ensure safety but also to give those whose lives have been destroyed or affected a chance to go back to their lives again as well as they can the problem for angela merkel and her government is despite such public pronouncements the families of the victims still have grave concerns about germany's current security situation and some analysts believe that parts of the german federal intelligence system really need reform. specifically where it concerns how the government deals with those it believes may be plotting violent attacks things that are still lacking certainly and there's also
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a structural issue is the lack of rethought the lack of staff and the lack of qualified staff who work on cases actually watching potential terrorists and connecting the dots at the site of last year's atrocity one of the new features is a scar in bronze that's been laid across the ground meant as a permanent reminder of the hurt attacker and his amry course his victims and society at large tuesday has been a day of strong emotions where those touched by this tragedy gathered to pay their respects in the hope that the ordeal they and their loved ones india that is one no other families will suffer in the future the question for the government is whether it can ensure that. dominic al-jazeera. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera saudi arabia says it's intercepted
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a ballistic missile targeting its capital riyadh yemen's houthi rebels say they fired the weapon and were aiming for the official residence of king saul mon it's the third such attack since november. today. was launched. in the heart of city of saudi arabia this is our answer to them and the whole world the more crimes you perpetrate the ball to really. you will meet nothing but more. well iran has condemned the u.s. for accusing it of supplying missiles to hold the rebels the allegation was made by the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley to her and has dismissed the claim is irresponsible and provocative meanwhile the u.n. saying the saudi led coalition has killed at least one hundred thirty six yemeni civilians in ten days they died between december sixth and sixteen one attack
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involved seven air strikes on a prison in sanaa last week which killed forty five detainees a procedural errors forcing the u.s. house of representatives to vote again on a contentious one and a half trillion dollar tax reform bill it passed the republican controlled house but was later rejected by senate officials who said it broke bodies rules if passed as expected it will be president trump's first major legislative win since he took office. five people have died during anti austerity protests in the semi autonomous kurdish region of iraq eighty others were wounded in the town of. demonstrations of also been held in the kurdish city of sendai many thousands rallied against unpaid public sector salaries and they set fire to the offices of political parties. campaigning for catalonia snap parliamentary election has thursday's vote could decide if the region breaks away from spain at least forty three people have died
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after a tropical storm battered the philippines rescuers are recovering more bodies in areas devastated by landslides and flooding those are the headlines. we'll have more news after rubble architecture stay with us. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so many times when you call home al-jazeera will bring you the news and current things that matter to. al-jazeera. architect has own ways to find the humor. from the simplest strong to the greatest. rebellion is on the way. led by a new.


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