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ramps up the rhetoric warning russia of an imminent u.s. strike in response to the alleged attack in syria. on the world health organization demands on the handed access to check reports that survivors show signs of having been exposed to chemical weapons. hello again i'm. a live from doha also coming up algeria begins three days of national mourning after the country's worst plane crash kills more than two hundred fifty people. celebrations in azerbaijan as president wins a fourth term in a vote that was boycotted by the opposition.
the head of the u.n. antonio guterres says the security council must prevent syria spiraling out of control president trump said the u.s. will respond to suffer they suspected chemical attack in duma we should move on from the capital damascus more than more now from our white house correspondent kimberly how could. this is how the united states responded to last year's nerve agent gas attack in qana by attacking a syrian air base with tomahawk missiles and it's how the u.s. may act again. with a truck displayed the syrian government for a recent suspected chemical attack outside damascus with their troops on the ground in syria he's also accusing russia of complicity for supporting president bashar al assad in a series of tweets on wednesday morning president donald trump warned missiles will be coming and taunted get ready russia because they will be coming nice and new and
smart russia has proven themselves to be responsible in part for this they guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by syria would not happen again they failed at that russia shot back in the war of words with trump it says there's no proof a chemical attack occurred on facebook the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman posted smart missile should fly towards terrorists and not towards the lawful government which has been fighting international terrorism for years it will be met . and it will be met forcefully for days trump has been meeting with top military leaders and advisors. clued in on wednesday with defense secretary general james mattis we're still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies were still working on this. there are also reports of a u.s. navy carrier task force led by the u.s.s.
harry truman is sailing towards the region trumps also been conferring with world leaders like french president bakr all and british prime minister theresa may. it's an astonishing and confusing wrapping up of rhetoric for a president who said just a week ago that he wants to get out of syria what is clear is it appears the united states is determined to hold those responsible for the suspected attack accountable can really help get al-jazeera at the white house let's go to another of our correspondents in washington d.c. our official alan what do you suspect the administration is at this point all day is james mattis pointed out in that report still assessing the intelligence. well what we hear from sarah sunders the press secretary is that all options are on the table i don't think anyone really knows simply because of the confusing message that has been coming out of the white house you'll remember when donald trump was
a candidate for the presidency he said that the idea the barack obama would attack syria was a terrible idea because it would be bad for the united states then as kimberly pointed out just two weeks ago in ohio he said that he wanted to get american troops out of syria very quickly because a backtracked a bit on that one week later but now we have these tweets where he has said that in the next forty eight hours and this was forty eight hours ago that missiles would very soon be heading to syria now we know that he's continued to talk to president mark or france to prime minister theresa may in the united kingdom and just in the last hour we've had confirmation from ankara that has been a conversation between the white house and president. add to that there have been meetings of senior advisers one committee chaired by vice president mike pence also the general dunford head of the joint chiefs of staff essentially america's top military officer and also the defense secretary jim mattis it suggests that america
is still formulating its plans during that news conference at the white house either sanders was asked is there the possibility of a diplomatic approach here and she repeated all options are on the table and was also rather remarkable alan is this really strong language now being directed quite specifically at russia. there's a couple of reasons for that according to people i've been speaking to one donald trump has come under a great deal of pressure many people suggesting that he is too soft on russia and you'll remember that over the last couple of weeks or so he said that there is no one no president has been tougher on russia than he has and yet people refer back to ronald reagan telling michael gorbachev to tear this wall down and other presidents who have all sorts been tough on russia so that's an element to that that he wants to deflect away from that but the other thing is there is no doubt that donald trump is very upset by the pictures he has seen coming out of duma he
believes that bashar al assad is responsible he also believes that the russians are the best. because they were meant to be controlling the chemical weapons supply in syria and so he wants to take action you know the last time there was action it was actually about this time in the evening that we got word that some sort of assault had been launched on syrian targets this time around it might be a bit more difficult because the syrian military is much more embedded with the russian military much more embedded with the still and through syrian military this time and so if you tart start targeting the syrians you could also kill russian soldiers and as we nor the russians doing too well to that and added to the fact that russian fighters have been menacing u.s. ships in the mediterranean this is a sign the russian saying seriously this time you shouldn't mess with us alan fischer live in washington d.c. now let her from another vaca respond in moscow very chalons. well the
russian response to escalating tensions around syria is to say don't do anything that would destabilize the country any further donald trump's tweets seems to be a direct response to something that the russian ambassador to lebanon said recently in an interview to a hezbollah controlled t.v. channel which was essentially that if there was a u.s. military strike against syria in any form then russian air defense systems would shoot u.s. missiles out of the sky and hit back against the launch sites of those missiles now he seems to be slightly misquoting something that the russian chief of general staff general gerasim off said about a month ago which was that if russian personnel russian infrastructure was
threatened by u.s. strikes in syria then there would be such a response so we don't quite know whether this misquoting was intentional or not but the russian general response to all this has been not really to take donald trump's bait the foreign ministry says that any u.s. missile should be targeted at the terrorists in syria not as the foreign ministry puts it the legitimate governments assets governments and the kremlin has said rather dismissively that russia does not deal in twitter diplomacy that they are more serious in their approaches but meanwhile the world health organization is demanding immediate unhindered access to confirmable some more than five hundred people in duma and showing signs of having been exposed to chemical weapons it says is partners on the ground india may have reported symptoms that include difficulty breathing and disruption to the central nervous system. now the u.k.
is also considering military action in syria the prime minister to resign me has called an emergency cabinet meeting for thursday and the russian president vladimir putin he's spoken by phone to these reilley prime minister benjamin netanyahu apparently mr putin urging mrs netanyahu to avoid taking action that could destabilize syria meanwhile iran has pledged to stand with the government of president bashar al assad against any foreign aggression of the daughters of whom a russian spy who was poisoned along with her father last month has made her first public statement since leaving hospital the u.k. government accuses moscow of being behind this is spent to nerve agent attack on set a case cripple and his daughter yulia in a statement issued by the british police ulysses' she doesn't want any help from the russian embassy she also says her cousin in russia victorious cripple has been
trying to get a visa in order to visit her is not welcome in the u.k. and that she does not speak for her nor her father. algeria is observing three days of mourning after a military plane crash near the capital outlay is killing everyone on board most were military personnel but the dead also included dozens of refugees many on a honda has more. two hundred fifty seven people were on board the military aircraft it went down shortly after takeoff crashing near a military airport south of l.g. is the defense ministry says that many of the passengers was soldiers some of them accompanied by their families a number of people survived this family was among those being treated hurt when the plane crashed into a field close to where he was working. i could see that as soon as the plane took off it started falling the plane flew over my head and came really close the wing
clipped me as i was jumping to get out of the way and then it burst into flames i've survived by the grace of god the military aircraft was on its way to the algerian region of bash it stopping all fintan dove it's a region on the border with the disputed territory of waste in sahara thousands of whiston sahara and have sought refuge there the policy area front a group that's been fighting for the independence of western sahara sit in a statement that thirty of the passengers will whiston so hiren's heading back after getting medical treatment in algae is the aircraft was a soviet designed to military transport plane the crash is likely the worst in algeria is aviation history made in the holland al-jazeera. still to come here at al-jazeera we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake in the rule a lot of questions from our during the final day of hearings into
a facebook data breach. of a survey in the ashes voice last session says he's proud of his war crimes as he sentenced to ten years in jail. from long flowing on in winds to an enchanting desert breeze. hallow stifling heat has been building in the middle of china usually when that happens as a precursor to the cloud developing and the rain falling out certainly happening now so whilst we're up around the thirty mark we're dropping duck back to the mid to low twenty's for who had across to shanghai back to show young sea valley really the rain is developing once more for the sas it's still quite stifling twenty nine degrees in hong kong but twenty nine humid degrees it looks like we lost the shower free and that's true way down through yet now to tyler in fact we should be seeing
the rains breaking out now because prior to that happening clear skies suggest rising temperatures that's true his the the rash of showers in the philippines through malaysia and indonesia there there was as a rash some not as heavy as they were those figures they were but in the temps in bangkok up to thirty five and again humid degrees we expect to see them relieved by showers at some point but clearly not in the immediate future and that's also true in india temperatures are rising humidity is rising that will happen next month or so we've seen chiles break out to some degree they do relieve the heat temporarily but they also cause a storm down which they have recently in the north but fifth thursday doesn't look a quite a day for most. sponsored by qatar he's. a controversial political figure in the middle east and one who was never far from crisis. in
a two part series. tells the story. take a look at the top stories. the white house says all options are on the table for a u.s. response to saturday's suspected chemical attack in the syrian town of duma that follows an earlier tweet by president trump warning the syrian government's main ally russia to get ready for missiles to be. the world health organization is
demanding immediate on the ended access to confirm reports of more than five hundred people in duma showing signs of chemical weapons exposure it says its partners on the ground in duma have reported symptoms including difficulty breathing and disruption to the central nervous system. algeria has announced three days of mourning after a military plane crash killed two hundred fifty seven people the aircraft went down shortly after taking off from military airport near the capital. most of the dead were soldiers and their families. about her top story and the impending retaliation over to a suspected chemical attack in the syrian town of duma osama bin jawad vade has more from the turkey syria border. it's a strange wait inside syria where air strikes or missile strikes by the united states are imminent people on the ground in the seized area of where this chemical
attack on saturday but they have been telling us about their difficulties and their suffering not moving the moving image is only getting worse after this attack and this rhetoric that's been ratcheting up between the united states and russia fighters on the ground are not actually hopeful by anything that will be moving after these strikes because they say this is not the first time that the united states will be carrying out these strikes and they say that the united states will be warning the russians in advance of how and where it's going to hit them so it is a very strange wait for them dearly for the u.s. president is tweeting about his attack he's saying that it's going to be shining in new missiles that the russians are going to face inside syria but yet he's going to warn them in advance as well on the ground inside duma more people have been able to leave today allowed five thousand people left for another northern part of syria people have been besieged there for years and activists on the ground are saying that all that all of this rhetoric the suffering of the people inside syria or the
fate of the assad government which has been carrying out attacks with impunity is not going to change u.s. republican house speaker paul ryan says he won't run for reelection he'll serve out his current term before retiring in january ryan's announcement follows a series of regional election wins for the democrats and mounting republican concerns about holding on to their majority in the house of representatives. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has faced more tough questions on the final day of testimony about the massive breach of users private data the thirty three year old billionaire apologized several times facebook has been in the spotlight after the personal information of eighty seven million users was harvested by the political concessions consultancy firm cambridge and then later. it's clear now that we didn't do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well and that goes for fake news foreign interference in elections and hate speech as
well as developers and data privacy we didn't take it broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake it was my mistake and i'm sorry i started facebook i run it and at the end of the day i'm responsible for what happens here david mccabe is a technology reporter at an online magazine he says the big question is whether it will change his approach to how he runs facebook what we saw at these hearings was that he is resistant to changing the overall business model of facebook which is based entirely on the harvesting of user data and taking that data to help target ads he has said the company is open to regulation you still have some very vague ideas but certainly he did not get behind some sort of sweeping regulation of facebook that i think some critics of the company would like to see but it's not clear that there is the appetite for that even in congress let alone at facebook
and in silicon valley you know i think our reporting shows from coverage of the lawmakers that they're not any closer really to regulation of facebook i do think that they do they put facebook on notice they essentially said clean up your act or we might have to come in and clean it up for you. they serve a nationalist politician a voice last i shall has been sentenced to ten years in prison for committing crimes against the balkan wars of the ninety's so shell was initially acquitted by a un court after he was diagnosed with cancer but that verdict now being partly overturned sonia explains he had spent more than eleven years at the hague taking a belligerent stand at the tribunals investigating war crimes in the former yugoslavia it. is a man without remorse. the serbian ultranationalist was acquitted two years ago of committing crimes against humanity but on wednesday a un court reversed that decision. finds mr socials criminally
responsible and imposed a sentence of ten years in prison in absentia. despite the court's verdict he remains unrepentant speaking from belgrade after the ruling shesh l. told al jazeera that he would do it all over again. or preparing to be even more active in political life preparing to repeat all my war crimes and crimes against humanity. amid the bloodshed of the war shesh else extremis politics played a role in inflaming the persecution and violence against non serbs in the former yugoslavia an attempt to fulfill his vision of a greater serbia his original trial was beset histrionics and delays and he was eventually granted provisional release of being diagnosed with cancer. she shall return to his home in belgrade his popularity boosted teamed up with political allies that shared his pro russian extreme nationalist use. the
supporters turned out in droves for his rallies i shall has described the latest ruling as illegal maybe little appetite to indulge his continued presence on serbia's political stage serbia is seeking membership of the e.u. a move he is basically opposed to sony vaio al-jazeera saudi arabia says is intercepted a ballistic missile fired from yemen over the capital riyadh who they fight has claimed responsibility for the attack through a twitter account associated with the rebels they say they were targeting the saudi defense ministry there were no reports of damage. well you know many of these advancements showed the capabilities of the cooties this is what changed the equation in the rules of the political game and also managed to change the strategy of defense that's what we've noticed these missiles can determine the targets coordinates and hit them accurately. meanwhile the yemeni national army has
recaptured the coastal city of meet the from who the rebels it follows a three day operation backed by the saudi led coalition will than ten thousand civilians have died in yemen civil war since twenty fourteen here miles army has jailed seven soldiers for their involvement in the killing of ten ranger muslim men last year they were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labor the military says the soldiers took part in the killings along with police and buddhist villages during a crackdown on ranger in rakhine state and the sea international says twenty seventeen so are a significant drop in the number of death sentences around the world the new report also says more african states are abolishing the death penalty but says amnesty there are still hundreds being executed worldwide without a fair trial that the barber reports. amnesty international says the global picture
is continuing to improve last year they counted at least nine hundred ninety three executions that's four percent fewer than in twenty sixteen and thirty nine percent fewer than in twenty fifteen and there's been a marked drop in death sentences passed at least two thousand five hundred ninety one were recorded in twenty seventeen a yearly fall of seventeen percent but there's a major caveat these figures don't include china amnesty says it's by far the world's biggest executioner carrying out thousands of death sentences last year but statistics are considered a state secret now eighty four percent of all recorded executions took place in just four countries iran saudi arabia iraq and pakistan iran executed at least five hundred seven people last year more than half the recorded global figure amnesty says courts very often rely on confessions made under torture when passing death sentences and several countries in the middle east resumed executions in twenty seventeen after years of not doing so one continuing practice that amnesty calls
disturbing is executions for drug related defenses something that's against international law we have notice it been used by a lot of countries malaysia and iran. and indonesia singapore notice other countries and this is contrary to some of the obligations that this country of the international human rights along standards and the fact that some of these countries are actually even now taking steps to reform their own national laws to align it with international laws and regulation is that is is a testimony to the fact that they agree with us in the usa the only country in the americas executing people the number of states carrying out executions rose from five to eight and while there was progress in sub-saharan africa nigeria sentenced six hundred twenty one people to death last year more than any other country in the region so a mixed picture and amnesty international says its public campaign to get the death penalty abolished will go on. demonstrators in the central african republic of late
voting is outside the u.n. building in the capital bangui to protest against an operation against armed groups in the last the muslim neighborhood the red cross removes the bodies which are being wrapped in plastic and laid on the bare ground at least twenty one people killed in the un operation in the mainly muslim p.k. five section of the city officials are unsure whether the victims were caught in the crossfire or had been deliberately targeted a memorial service is being held in south africa for the woman many call the mother of the nation thousands attended the ceremony for winnie medical dela in so well to where she had lived to unfold against a party at the activist and former wife of south africa's first black president nelson mandela died last week at the age of eighty one she was named for her uncompromising method. azerbaijan's president is on course to win
a fourth consecutive term in office after a contentious snap election of sixty five percent of the ballots counted president aliyev has eighty six percent of the vote the election was boycotted by the opposition who described it as a sham leave barca reports. he's laid azerbaijan since two thousand and three and now in trying to be president for another seven years. there were multiple candidates in the race but only ever one front runner politics in azerbaijan is a family affair and lives wife was made first vice president last year. succeeded his father heyday president in the early ninety's the former k.g.b. general clamped down hard on opponent while at the same time opening up the country's huge energy reserves to international companies. this once crumbling post soviet republic is now one of the world's fastest growing economies balancing
relations with azerbaijan's former soviet moscow russia and the west this country is one of the main partner of the repeal union from the point of fuel energy security but at the same time this country. between russia and iran these folks in the smart foreign policy helps. to have good relations with only ber's i but the economic boom hasn't benefited all many people struggle on low incomes have made growing inequality. and this is what happens to antigovernment protesters . leading opposition parties boycotted the election accusing him of vote rigging and nobody can speak out in the ways that challenges the government and not face consequences and that means freeways are either in prison or outside that was there
where john when they keep quiet to many azerbaijan is a post soviet poster child an international player the host of major cultural and sporting events but it is to this day the only former soviet republic to witness the rise of a ruling in a city as the nation gets richer one family the l.d.s. remain firmly control. a palestinian man who says he was the man shot by an israeli sniper in a video that emerged this week insists he was not posing a threat tamera was hitting girls are in december which is when the video was filmed it shows israeli soldiers celebrating the shooting hire a force that went to talk to him in gaza it's. dark it is nearly four months into an eighteen month recovery from the moment he was shot by an israeli sniper. he says he is the unarmed man in this video shot last december apparently through the sights of another soldier's rifle. as he falls the soldiers cheer in celebration.
of war. we have here. a short drive from his home in northern gaza is the area near the separation fence where the shooting happened israeli military says it has the right to enforce a one hundred metre buffer zone on the gaza side a right unsupported in international law it says the man targeted was the suspected leader of what it calls a two hour violent riot involving stone throwing and attempts to sabotage the fence . remembers it differently and. some young people near the border were lying on the ground they couldn't get out so i came to protect them and asked them to go back then the israelis shot me. an image shot from the palestinian side appears to show a darker in red near the fence gaza's health ministry says one person was injured
by israeli fire on the day in question the twenty second of december because hospital record shows treatment for a gunshot wound on the same day he insists he was in no way a legitimate target store we had a gift for seconds had another out of the give you an upset how am i a danger to the israelis we were on our land we didn't cross i was in the buffer zone i had no weapons in my hands i had nothing. what makes them abductors case singular is of course the way it was captured and the celebrations that followed but it's not an isolated incident by any stretch just over the last couple of weeks hundreds of palestinians have been shot and injured here in gaza by israeli fire. since the so-called great march of return protests began on the thirtieth of march the health ministry says israeli forces have killed thirty demonstrators and injured sixteen hundred with live fire many like dhaka shot in the lower leg often with devastating consequences israeli military is promising disciplinary action
against the soldiers who shot the video and who celebrations it says did not suit the degree of restraint expected there will be no action against the soldier who pulled the trigger israel has made it clear. the targeting protesters who approach the feds remains official policy ahead of the next round of protests on friday will sit out gaza. deal with al-jazeera and these are the top stories the white house says all options are on the table for a u.s. response to saturday's suspected chemical attack in the syrian town of duma it follows an earlier tweet by president trump warning the syrian government's main ally russia to get ready for missiles to be fired the daughter of the former russian spy who was poisoned along with her father last month has made her first public statement since leaving hospital the british government accuses moscow being
behind this is spec didn't have agent attack on surrogates going to powell and you still say you're facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has faced more tough questions on the second day of testimony about the massive breach of users private data facebook has been in the spotlight after the personal information of eighty seven million users was harvested by the political consultancy cambridge analytical frights inside stories next. facebook c.e.o. in the hot seat mark zuckerberg apologizes.