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on the community to find a voice the stories we don't often hear told by the people who live them undocumented and under attack this is zero on al-jazeera. this is zero. and i'm the star and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. the deadline passes for donald trump to tell congress by the hill thanks in saudi arabia over the killing of jamal khashoggi. the venezuelan president warns of catastrophic consequences if the u.s. blocks his country's oil exports. and the u.s.
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makes a new appeal to venezuela's minute tree to allow american aid into the country from colombia. a man who killed six worship is it a mosque in canada and twenty seventeen gets life in prison. well the deadline has now passed for a u.s. president donald trump to tell congress whether he'll impose sanctions on saudi arabia over the matter of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi under legislation called the magnitsky act the president must outline what action if any he intends to take both sides of congress triggered the act one hundred twenty days ago trump has previously said he doesn't want the issue to jeopardize u.s. relations with saudi arabia well mike hanna is live for us now in washington d.c. so mike the deadline has been and gone. yes it has
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indeed and no formal response from the president whatsoever the secretary of state might come payer has sent a letter to the ranking member of the senate he was one of the co signatories of the ultimatum that was sent to president trump one hundred twenty days ago in that the secretary of state does not mention the ultimatum but does say that action has been taken in terms of the global magnitsky act now the since legislation that provides for accountability for human rights abuses in various parts of the world but this is not going to satisfy the senate at all in fact they were expecting a lot more they were expecting at least some form of formal response from the president. president trump departs for his annual medical exam declining to on such shouted questions on any subject all indications are will be no response to the deadline set by the senate following the murder of jamal khashoggi the senate
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sent a letter to president trump invoking the global magnitsky act which gave president trump one hundred twenty days to investigate the murder and impose sanctions against those responsible in a follow up letter to the senate asa president to specifically investigate any role the crown prince mohammed bin solomon or m.b.a.'s may have played in the murder in b.s. the crown prince is a wrecking ball. and he's complicit in the murder mystery shogi think he's crazy to . think he is dangerous and he has put their relationship at risk but president trump has steadfastly insisted the us solve the relationship is more important than establishing accountability for murder it's all about america first we're not going to give up hundreds of billions of dollars in orders and let russia china and everybody else have a it's all about for me very simple it's america first saudi arabia's senior
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diplomat continues to deny any involvement by the kingdom's leaders in the murder refusing to react to a new york times report that the crown prince is on record as saying he would use a bullet on jamal khashoggi. report dismissed as based on unknown sources and the following tweet posted on the saudi foreign ministry account we will hold who are responsible for the death of her showed she to account the question is what happens now the president has ignored the ultimatum the answer is simply nothing they are no punitive measures involved in this process which essentially relies on the good faith of all parties something the president's critics contend is absent in the white house but the stairs not mean an end to the matter the question of accountability for jamal khashoggi murder has ridge bipartisan support in congress
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and the motion is agreed to and legislation seeking sanctions against saudi arabia and possibly the crown prince specifically is being widely discussed in both the house and senate but all members of congress were deeply disturbed about the relationship with saudi arabia even before the murder of jamal khashoggi they were concerned about u.s. involvement in that ongoing war in yemen they were asking questions about the supply of arms to saudi arabia and other of its allies arms which subsequently are reported to be passed on to some of the militant groups in the region the murder of jamal khashoggi just solidified that the congress would appear in its opposition to the relationship with saudi arabia is staying the way it is the kind of legislation that can be expected is legislation calling for an end to the war in yemen an end to u.s. involvement in that war economic sanctions against saudi arabia and as i mentioned the real possibility of individual accountability being established at the feet of
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the crown prince mohammed bin simon mike hanna in washington d.c. for us thank you mike. well saudi arabia has again denied reports that crown prince mohammed bin salmond authorized the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi the kingdom's minister of state for foreign affairs a lousy bass says it was a huge mistake and insists no order was given to conduct the operation talks held in washington he urged the u.s. congress to step back from imposing sanctions over what he called a rogue mission according to an emirate a newspaper the national also declined to give the names of those standing trial in saudi over the killing but he did confirm a former aide to the crown prince sowed qahtani has been dismissed in the article the minister also said he doesn't know the whereabouts of another ex aide mohammed treb adding he's unsure if he's alive or not it comes as a new york times report says mohamed bin salmond threatened to use
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a bullet against jamal khashoggi in twenty seventeen if he didn't return home and end his criticism of the kingdom while camille josh on is the executive director of the arab center of washington d.c. and was also a good friend of jamal khashoggi and he joins us now on skype from fairfax in virginia there's been no word about sanctions from trump how do you feel about this lack of action. it's not surprising that deadline earlier today has come and gone without any whimper from the president with regards to this crime this is a violation of the i understand that you know at least in congress this law the act of twenty sixteen the president was good and the leader of that line of hundred and twenty days starting early in october immediately after the crime to respond he doesn't investigate it hasn't responded and doesn't show any inclination to do so
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in the future clear what kind of message do you think this sends to the world. the message is loud and clear. if you are important to the president of the united states you can get away with murder what would you as a friend. what would you like to see happen next i think that it has to be an international investigation expecting that the saudi led investigation will continue and will produce just a stooge your mouse is naive i think that has to be in addition to what has been started thus far an international investigation request that certain countries that have a stake in this issue including maybe turkey including the united states for that matter from the united nations to deliver all this evidence collected by
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the turks and turkish government by the saudi government to this special investigation by the united nations in order to reach. out the month result of who's done it and where is your mouth has refused body riyadh says they are conducting their own investigation what are your thoughts on the investigation being conducted by the faddy government. frankly that investigation aside from the initial declaration of the arrest of some twenty people and the indictment of eleven nothing has happened sense it's been months since the beginning of this investigation and that it has absolutely nor could the ability to this silence the saudis very thorough and back as we have heard from the foreign minister today basically return to a denial mode that this is not this is an operation that was
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a mistake that it was a rogue operation it wasn't ordered from any higher up in saudi arabia and it wasn't authorized or all indications point in the opposite direction and it behooves saudi arabia to allow for a serious investigation in order indeed if they are so sure that this was a rogue go aeration to show that it is well we also had him say bad today that one of the x. aides of the crown prince he doesn't know if he's alive or dead what do you make of ass i find it silly i mean you know i've traveled to saudi arabia dozens of times over the years i knows saudi arabia very well it's impossible for people at that high level including officials who are very close working in the palace particularly working for the crown prince to simply just disappear and vanish in saudi arabia i found the statement lacking and group. was you bear with as we've
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had in congress today how do you feel he was received and what would you like to see congress u.s. congress doing next. well there are some members of congress who basically are too busy to pay real serious attention to this case and probably be this out the government is betting that this group will increase and will prevail but i don't think that's the case on the contrary those who have focused on this issue even though they have been distracted by all kinds of domestic issues on their plate over the past few weeks they seem to have returned to their focus on the crime and whether it is the murder itself or whatever it's the humanitarian situation in yemen i think at then shame is focused again on saudi arabia and these types of visits and statements and lobbying denials i'm not going to
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basically. divorce if you will congress from this tension it will continue and sooner or later there will be some serious measures taken on i get it behooves saudi arabia if indeed it's innocent and the highest levels to it to take the appropriate action to reveal what it has and to cooperate with an international investigation that will set this case clearly you know in a transparent way before public opinion. on that good friend of jamal khashoggi speaking to us from virginia thank you for your time my pleasure thank you. well a senior saudi government minister has denied the kingdom was involved also in leaking intimate photos of the wild richest man at cannes as amazon c.e.o. jeff bezos accuses a us tabloid publisher with ties to saudi extortion and blackmail for threatening to release the photos as well as has suggested his ownership of the washington post
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newspaper which has reported extensively on the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi by saudi agents made him a target she habitat is he has more so far he's the world's richest man is the founder of amazon and he's the owner of one of the world's best known newspapers the washington post but jeff bezos chose a no frills blogging site to tell his story following the announcement of his divorce in january the tabloid magazine the national enquirer best known for its coverage of movie and music stars published an eleven page spread detailing his extramarital affair complete with text messages sent by bezos to his lover bezos then used his own security team to investigate the source and motivation for the story which he alleges made the publisher of the national enquirer david pecker apoplectic that's also a speck of them threaten to release further texts and intimate photos of bezos and his lover unless he stated that the enquirer is exposé was not politically motivated but that's exactly what basil suggests was the case my ownership of the
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washington post is a complex for me he writes it's unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience washington post news coverage will wrongly conclude i am their enemy president trump is one of those people obvious by his many tweets also the posts sent through an unrelenting coverage of the murder of it's called mr malcolm chaudry is undoubtedly unpopular in certain circles he concludes bezels refers to the saudi government several times in his post and points out that david peck it was introduced to a figure with ties to the saudi royal family by president trump at a time when the publisher was looking for financing pekar is a long time friend of donald trump in march of last year i am i the. company of national enquirer published a glossy magazine promoting saudi arabia crown prince mohammed bin salman containing the adverts or the time the saudis denied any connection as far as i'm aware and i believe i would be aware we have absolutely nothing to do with this we maybe some of our citizens read the national enquirer when they're in the united
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states citizens watch the soap opera unfold on television but that's it jeff bezos right sort of someone like him the world's richest person is on able to stand up to such actions and who care whether he has legal case may depend on jurisdiction in states that use blackmail and extortion combined together it will likely be a case because you're requesting that someone by way of threatening them if you don't do this then i'll do that and then of a come under think under one of those statutes however if it's in a state or jurisdiction that is only saying money has to be involved then it doesn't come under the statute because there's no request for you know and there's no request for money complicating matters is practiced immunity deal with new york prosecutors in their case against michael cohen donald trump's former personal lawyer cohen is alleged to have helped arrange a deal whereby peca bought exclusive rights to the story of an alleged lover of donald trump during the presidential campaign in order to bury it but as part of
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the immunity deal pekar was ordered not to commit any crimes american media which owns the national enquirer says it has launched an investigation into bezos is claims but quote believes fervently that it acted lawfully she abrahams the. well the fiance of jamal khashoggi has called for more international support in the investigation into his murder had t.j. changes was speaking a day off to the special rapporteur agnes kalmadi revealed the initial findings of her investigation kalamata heard what's being described as chilling and gruesome order material given to her by turkish officials and she accused saudi arabia of seriously undermining the investigation. plenty more ahead on the news hour and commuting thailand's king says his sister doesn't have his backing for her unprecedented move to become prime minister. and why there's been an outbreak of missiles in parts of the philippine capital manila. and unsporting british racing
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has been plunged into a crisis by an outbreak of course for you and he is here with that story. the venezuelan president is warning of catastrophic consequences if all of the country's oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions the trumpet ministration announced sweeping sanctions last week targeting ten billion dollars of assets and revenue at the same time nicolas maduro has spurned u.s. aid which is currently waiting at the colombia venezuela border his troops are under orders not to let it through madeira has accused the opposition of weaponize ing aid and using it as a provocation if the us intervention the economic collapse of venezuela has left ninety percent of its population in poverty according to the u.n. millions of people have fled across the country's borders. on national sovereignty is made vulnerable with
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a show called humanitarian aid and peace is threatened by the government of mr donald trump who last sunday in a televised interview russified his threat of a military invasion against venezuela in venezuela they have driven us to the point that libya has taken all that syria has taken to the point of opposition they have attempted it we've not allowed them to and venezuela is that peace without latin america editor lucy a new man has more from the venezuelan city of san cristobal on the country's border with colombia. food and medicine on display in colombia right on the border with neighboring. tons of humanitarian aid donated by the united states and colombia for the are part of a strategy not just to help the needy but to undermine battled president. the u.s. ambassador made an appeal in spanish to venezuela's military to defy my ludo's order not to let it pass. you will have to make
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a decision that will always be remembered by your parents your brother and sisters and your daughters they'll all remember your decision. just across the border the military is so far following orders i'm less than one hundred meters from the entrance to. ordering a bridge which separates venezuela from colombia and from the humanitarian aid that's been collected on the other side of that bridge and for the first time and since dawn members of the national guard have been the floyd and have declared this area as national security zone. a handful of demonstrators wave flags and taunted the soldiers. but in the nearby city of sunken storm a far larger group has been demonstrating to date demanding that humanitarian aid to be allowed in i mean americans they took away my health benefits and i can't afford to go to colombia to buy the drugs for my cancer treatment my daughter is a diabetic and needs insulin injections daily and we can't get that aid there
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despite these stories president appears determined to keep the foreign aid out describing the offer as a thinly disguised act of foreign intervention. not because what it will not allow the show of force humanitarian aid because we're not simply is that. on the other side self declared interim president seems hopeful that he can provide what my little cannot while at the same time tempting the military to change sides and if they don't there's a plan b. . i am convinced that we will get the idea through with the bin as well people people and more people carrying the humanitarian people people and people making a humanitarian corridor or a reality. exactly how president plans to play his hand is still not so clear. a shop position supporters here at the border
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prepare for what is almost certain to be a confrontation. and on the colombian side of that border allison for m.p.'s he has been following developments. we were able to take a first look at that arrived here. by the united states thousands of bags and boxes with food and medicine for the venezuelan people all this is being organized prepared and stored in a warehouse on a bridge connecting colombia with venezuela the u.s. ambassador to colombia kevin whitaker said that this was just a down payment just a first shipment to what he described as a flood of aid that he hoped will arrive in this in other collection points in the coming days and weeks the question though remains how will this be moved inside
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been this way since president nicolas maduro remains steadfast saying that the aid will not enter his country and that this is just a show just the start of what he considers an invasion on part of the united states less than the men that were sent here by the leader of the opposition to lead this effort gave an indication of what the opposition is now thinking to do probably a massive demonstration at some point the next week along the border with people trying to overwhelm the just by their numbers the soldiers and police. national guard venezuela controlling the border this could be one option to. try and move into venezuela. because canada is a political analyst with venezuela analysis dot com and he joins us live via skype
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now from caracas and it has this aid standoff at the port of caylee put senator oh in an awkward position with his own military absolutely i think but i think it's important note to clear as a new york times has reported you as an international red cross has itself did now and that is the aid is big politicized in a way to attempt to divide the military and kind of in an effort u.s. effort to topple the government and there really is a concern about the united states you know in the one nine hundred eighty s. it was the united states used planes earmarked for humanitarian aid to transport arms to the u.s. backed nicaraguan contras death squads and that i was really concerned the united states might be using this aid in an effort to topple this government or or as a precursor to a u.s. military intervention in venezuela and it has how divided whalen's feel about the u.s. now i mean manure is calling this a provocation to justify u.s. intervention. well absolutely there definitely is immense discontent
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with a moderate government you know upwards of seventy percent there's also a lot of discontent with the opposition with the won by those national somebody as of october according to the data analysis opposition online poster has a seventy percent disapproval rating according to the same poster as of october twenty eighth seen fifty six percent of it as once have a negative about you ation of the united states because there's a you know definitely a lot of distrust among large sectors of the bet as one population towards washington which has supported you know numerous attempts to not only oust the bennetts one government in two thousand and two when the constitution was suspended by this very same opposition when they ousted chavez of forty seven hours but also many other cases where the united states has toppled governments in this region and often in central america with elliott abrams who is the new special envoy to ben as well had played a very crucial role in this regime change policy that the reagan administration pursued and subsequently when his role in the bush administrations there definitely is a lot there's a lot of basis for skepticism and distrust towards washington in light of this very dark past well there's no doubt that the situation in venezuela is continuing to
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get more and more desperate how is nigeria support within the country now. well this is interesting because one of the bases of modest support in many ways is its clout food program distribution program which distributes food boxes to six million families in the country and it costs around one hundred twenty million dollars a month to do twenty dollars a box at six million so this is you know and these this humanitarian aid is factored at twenty million so it's really in comparison to the u.s. sanctions itself which is going to cost the embargo a bark most of the cost but is what it is why eleven billion dollars according to bolton this is definitely this humanitarian aid is marginal and i think that it's important to recognize that the clout food program represents of you know is the only reason why one of the main reasons why you have significant support for the president and six million people voted for him and may of twenty eighteen so definitely is going to have to be some kind of negotiated solution because these
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people who voted for him over are not just going to disappear and you know there needs to be some kind of dialogue with the opposition because clearly it's a very divided country and you know he says i'm not going to go anywhere political analyst nicholas khanna speaking to us there from caracas thanks for joining us to us a canadian man who count six and injured five members of a mosque in quebec city has been sentenced to life in prison prime minister just intraday a call that a terrorist attack alexandra bissonnette told a prison social whack a he regretted not shooting more and he got it i reports. presently islamic cultural center in quebec were coming to an end when alexandria bissonnette stormed the building armed with a rifle pistol and more than one hundred rounds he shot into the crowded prayer room killing six worshipers and critically injuring five others the judge said bissonnette was motivated by race and a visceral hatred toward muslim immigrants the twenty nine year old was sentenced
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to life in prison but will be eligible for parole in forty years while reading out the sentence the judge said punishment should not be vengeance noting that bissonnette has mental health issues survivors and family members say the jail term isn't harsh enough in an attack that shocked canada and the muslim community in the valley was left paralyzed following the shooting all of us we were astonished at we were very upset after this sentence we don't know how he. gave this sentence. forty years. with the conditional recent figures released by the canadian government in two thousand and seventeen show a forty seven percent increase in hate crimes in a nation that prides itself on multiculturalism the court heard that bissonnette was a marginalized young man who was obsessed by serial killers and president donald trump's
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tweets the muslim community in quebec is still in mourning the prosecution had asked for a total of one hundred fifty years behind bars which would have been the harshest sentence ever handed down in canada and gallacher al-jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera stamping your name on it the title north macedonia is now official but the feud isn't over yet. and experts carefully dismantled a bridge in genoa which collapsed last year killing forty three people. and sports french club notes retires a million dollars dollars shot as the while the for the remembers the argentinians right. the way the. hello there it's turning increasingly wintery across parts of southeastern china
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there's a good deal of cloud with us at the moment and on saturday we're going to see more in the way of showers just in the eastern parts but as we head into sunday it's really going to be in the north that we see the wet weather begin to pull itself together and that will give us a lot of snow as well so lots of wintry weather here in the south still a good deal of cloud and maybe one or two showers for the southeastern parts of asia though not a great deal of sharri weather to the philippines is largely fine and dry as we are through many parts of vietnam all the way across into thailand is in the north where we'll see the dry ice conditions over the next few days as well and further south there will be a few showers through some archer through java and across parts of bali but even here in between those showers there should be good spells of sunshine to towards the west we've seen a lot of snow and a fair amount of rain for some of us in parts of india and nepal but this system is trying to pull away still with us for time though on saturday so still some rain to be found and some snow over the mountains for the south also expect quite
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a few showers every post to sri lanka but both of these areas the wet weather all clearing so by the time we get to sunday most of us should get away with a dry day we do have another weather system making its way across the northern parts of india which will make things well the great force it need to. whether sponsored by. take the worst possible material eurabia grounded into dust comparable to flour to make a reliable and put it into place where people live think is a colossal event. as well and so many people are thinking this is the silent heat. but doesn't make you feel like a movie we have created an enormous and little mental disaster. and investigation south africa toxic city on al-jazeera and then reported on the. us and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already
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a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of the days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their countries have been truly unable to escape the you're. welcome back and a reminder about top stories this hour the deadline has now passed for u.s. president donald trump to tell congress if he'll impose sanctions on saudi arabia over the matter of saudi jon lester. saudi arabia has denied reports that crown prince mohammed bin authorized the killing of. saudis minister of state for foreign
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affairs has also denied to the kingdom was involved in leaking intimate photos of the world's richest man it comes as imus on the scene jeff bezos suggested his ownership of the. washington post newspaper which has reported extensively on the killing of saudi agents made him a target. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has warned of catastrophic consequences if all of the country's oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions he's also called for u.s. aid stockpiled at the venezuelan border to be distributed to colombians. the united states is hoping afghanistan can strike a peace agreement involving the taliban before elections for july u.s. special envoy zalmay khalilzad speaking at the institute of peace in washington d.c. expressed cautious optimism about the prospect of a deal held meetings with taliban officials here in doha to discuss an ongoing push
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for a political settlement to the seventeen year old conflict the u.s. diplomat says this still a long way to go. thailand's king says it's inappropriate and unconstitutional for his sister to stand for prime minister in next month's elections candidacy breaks a long standing tradition of tired royalty staying out of politics princess will be up against the current prime minister a former army general who led a military coup in twenty fourteen when hey reports from bangkok. the politics in thailand can be volatile and unpredictable this revelation took it to another level changing the political landscape on today i with other time party leaders have submitted the name of a nominate a prime minister for the party who is princess. cityward in a. straight away it all to the dynamics of the election campaign in a country that's been politically divided for years but that's not part you know
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it's a big advantage over all the other parties and you know the other candidates most likely would not want to be seen running down the. princes relinquished a royal title in one thousand nine hundred ninety two after she married a foreigner but is still regarded as a princess and part of the royal family she's now divorced features regularly in royal ceremonies and is also a singer and actor appearing in two movies making this move particularly intriguing is that the party she's joined is backed by former prime minister taksin is you know what he was removed in a coup in two thousand and six and lives in exile he's always been seen as anti establishment and has been accused of wanting to change the political structure of thailand by reducing the power and influence of the monarchy this is the official launch of the election campaign which was completely overshadowed really by the announcement just before it began from the thai rocks a chant party it's an announcement that has big implications on the campaign the
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election and potentially the formation of the next government technically the princess is not covered by thailand's strict laws designed to protect the monarchy from criticism but the lore is broad and open to interpretation and abuse campaigning against her could lead to a jail term the announcement is being seen as a setback for the man who led the two thousand and fourteen coup current prime minister. also on friday he became the prime ministerial candidate for approved military power. that means he now has to run against a member of a royal family he's sworn to serve and protect as an army general his party says the nomination of the princes may violate the election law because it brings the royal family into politics there's a sense the move by thai rocks a charge could go either way towards political reconciliation or more polarized nation wayne hay al jazeera bangkok and nelson is director of the international strategic advisory firm albright stonebridge group he says the prospect of
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a princess as thailand's prime minister has introduced chaos to the election campaign. it's an absolutely stunning turn of events. most observers simply didn't expect this because it didn't seem it would be possible that the princess would make this decision without clearing it with the palace in advance particularly since there were rumors circulating all week that this might happen so either the palace attempted very quietly to make clear they didn't like this when the princess ignored it or the king a knish really approved this and then changed his mind or there simply was no communication whatsoever but either way it's a really shocking turn of events and it leaves one of these significant talks and link parties likely with no prime minister candidate to nominate because the deadline has now passed means the spotlight turns back to. a tie and some of these
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more traditional opposition leaders but there's no doubt this introduces a real element of chaos and uncertainty into the rest they've been working towards these elections for quite some time current government has been absolutely adamant that they will take place this time there was already a kind of banner thrown in the works by the king's announcement of his coronation but from what everyone understands the king really does want an election to take place before his coronation so i would expect it's fairly unlikely that this completely derailed. the elections once again but of course in thai politics you never know what's going to happen next well greece's and all of the neighbor formerly called macedonia has now officially renamed itself now that north macedonia and greek macedonia have formed the new deal they must that agree on who will use the name macedonia for commercial products john psaropoulos reports. ostriches aren't typically associated with macedonia but the macedonian ostrich
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farm has been selling itself on its location for a quarter of a century. i wanted to emphasize my reach mike because i pioneered my plan was to spread the birds to other parts of greece and become a sort of brand name greece's agreement to recognise its northern neighbor as north macedonia leaves commercial branding in a state of legal limbo a committee is to decide over the next three years which products may continue to use the term macedonian as part of their branding some could lose the rights that means producers like likely this thinking of trademarking their brands so as to have a legal right to the name when they export their goods but the process is expensive but that is. what is it. there was no one to inform me about the present cons when the government decided to make this into a state agreement and should have informed us about the rights or it could have gone the cost to trademarking this is not easy for a small business person. greek macedonia make some four thousand product branded as
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macedonian but only a handful are trademarked as such producers must now spend thousands of dollars on lawyers and koreans trying to secure their products but even if they do they cannot be sure that they will ultimately be allowed to keep those macedonian designations this trouble's greek macedonians who have always taken for granted their freedom to use the name of their region and geographic designations have been a marketing tool in greece since antiquity even today the right drug or free means expectations of quality and that means sales our lives from kalamata apples from mt raisins from corinth some of these designations have begun to have meaning abroad as well and that means even more serious money legal experts warn any changes will cause problems names can be considered as. they're for. if the greek state acting in conformity with the press by agreement
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forces private parties to sainz commercial means this good we regarded as an infringement upon their property rights and the groups that could be sued by those private bought this for diamonds young isn't likely these good shepherds when he bought what had been the grazing land to raise his ostriches in the village of been the police in greek macedonia now he may have to fight the state to be able to claim the geography on paper jump rope loss al-jazeera thessaloniki experts and working to dismantle a bridge that partially collapsed in the city of genoa six months ago forty three people were killed in the disaster described as one of the west tragedies in modern italian history from genoa reports. the remains of what was once one of its least most important structures being pulled apart by slab and making way
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for a new bridge in genoa. the prime minister. along with infrastructure minister and general was mayor arrived in the morning to witness the beginning of what he said was a defining moment for the city. this is an important symbolic day for the start of the demolition of the bridge which marks the very launch of genoa the region of liguria and italy last august the marandi bridge collapsed during heavy rain killing forty three people as dozens of cars plunged into the riverbed below it had widespread impact on the city and its surrounding areas and led to debate about what caused it. and businesses suffered when the neighborhoods were all of a sudden cutoff. after the bridge collapse we lost fifty percent of our business here it's been really bad. and those who live near the bridge are struggling to
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cope some are still in temporary accommodation. we suddenly found ourselves like victims of an earthquake but our houses are still there they're still standing it's a very strange situation for us as the memory of the bridge collapse continues to overshadow genoa there is hope that the building of a new bridge can able the city to move on from the disaster and also rejuvenate the immediate area. construction on the new bridge begins next month that is expected to last for fifteen months costing more than two hundred twenty five million dollars renowned architect renzo piano himself a native of the city designed it for free. and with the bridge a vision to restore the surrounding neighborhoods as well as honor the memory of those who died. from tragedy you can create opportunity looks at how the new project goes hand in hand with renovating the neighborhood for the people of genoa
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the dismantling of what's left of the miranda bridge brings closure and hope that they won't see a repeat of what happened last august. al-jazeera jennifer doctors treating brazil's president say he is quickly overcoming pneumonia rare both and are always in the south hospital a spokesman says he'll only be discharged when he can walk out the front door the sixty three year old is also recovering from abdominal surgery from last year after he was stabbed on the campaign trail. the lives of cancer patients in the king many port city have had data being made west by the ongoing fighting the world health organization says thirty five thousand yemenis have cancer with eleven thousand diagnosed every year but increasingly cancer clinics are closing as. this should be a weekly visit for how who has joe cancer instead she comes for treatment once
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a month not only does she have difficulty speaking the drive to the hospital is made hazardous by fighting her nephew explains. the distance from our village was sixty four kilometers but now it's one hundred seventy the previous road used to be easier it was paved but now it's completely destroyed. the road linking her they had been closed since last september now it's on the control of the saudi immorality led coalition which limits the difference of medical and food supplies to the city. has are due to the complete siege on yemen and the siege and her data the patients situation is getting worse due to the lack of medicine difficulty of transportation and the extreme poverty of these patients which eventually will lead to losing the progress we achieved in treating some of the cases. with increasing numbers of diagnosed patients and to rerating security conditions is the only cancer treatment center which is nearby for patients and for day there and the
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surrounding areas it's only open two days a week and has one doctor to treat all these patients the other doctor was forced to leave the city because of the war. we have four thousand six hundred patients who need serious care we might not be able to continue taking care of these people if there's no support we are exposed to the possibility of being shut down soon as we don't have the operational budget nor the cost of treatment. for now these yemenis can only wait with no idea where that this treatment center will be here next time they need it me that brame al-jazeera. and navels outbreak in the philippine capital manila is spreading the health department reports a five hundred fifty percent increase in cases nationwide with fifty five deaths since january. and reports from manila. this is an lazaroff hospital in manila one of the biggest and oldest in the philippines the secretary of health
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wants to show us how the hospital is handling in easels outbreak their children ages five and below brought here by parents who were different answers when asked why their children were not that's needed many of these children are in critical condition at least sixty children have already died of measles in this hospital alone over the last month and the situation is getting worse we. are scared. all this drama that you know they were doing. really cost. babbage to be back with the. effectiveness of the be away for months the public attorney's office has been conducting televised inquiries into a vaccine corruption scandal involving health officials the investigation found that more than seven hundred thousand children may have been given an unsafe
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vaccine called the vaccine the chief thank you fever the public attorney's office says over one hundred children have died because of the vaccine. but independent autopsies have disputed that health officials say these accusations are baseless and their impact is devastating this thing about just one juror she has really made a tremendous in bach and. the joy probably confidence unboxing the philippines has been that the forefront of vaccination efforts since the early one nine hundred ninety s. back then there was almost one hundred percent of vaccine coverage for measles now the public's confidence in vaccines is at thirty two percent. we are any health center in by circle one of the most impoverished communities in manila but since i've always been made available here for free but this find that health officials
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say vaccination rates here have dropped significantly. in another hospital three year old is in the isolation room doctors here tell us they were worried because johan almost lost his sight because of a measles infection. i was scared because of the stories of being back that's why i didn't go to the center as early as last year health officials say they had been warned that the scandal could discourage parents from vaccinating their children but they felt their voices were john doubt by the political noise. dog and al jazeera manila still ahead on al-jazeera enforcing the i mean knowledge and the decided the latest gold medal at skiing as well championships and he will be here with that story.
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i'll just zero fluent in world news. it's time for sports. thank you very much will hold britain has been plunged into a crisis and outbreak of flu has forced all of us to be cancelled and at least next wednesday a haywood reports. they should be getting ready to compete but no one's quite sure when the next race will be u.k. racing is in lockdown after an outbreak of flu at his base in the english midlands is trying to ensure the horses he trains remain by were spree. down.
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anybody any i was side people including me so explain the situation to understand. minimizing the risk of anybody bringing the disease into the. gallus not leaving a problem. six races would you take places in central england on friday but the blanket ban to try to contain the virus meant they couldn't go ahead and every day on the track results in a racecourse losing thousands of dollars in income. this course should be the hive of activity with the sound for and the horses thundering down the track to the finish line instead it is empty the shutdown was sparked twenty three vaccinated horses from a yard tested positive for
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a quiet blue it is rarely fatal but it is highly contagious bet's have been carrying out tests at racing yards up and down the country to establish if the outbreak has spread it makes a horse for quite rubbish for quite a while as they are usually present with a sort of a dry hacking cough they feel quite rubbish for you know up to a few months and i can really take out of training and particularly that of the race horse you know that really needs to be on top of their training horse racing in the u.k. is highly regulated with regards to welfare and biosecurity and it is hugely lucrative worth nearly four and a half billion dollars to the u.k. economy every year getting back on track in time for the season's biggest races quickly is in everyone's interests emma haywood al-jazeera in central england now french team not will retire the number nine shirt in memory of the club's form a striker a million isola police confirmed on thursday the body had been recovered from
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underwater wreckage in the english channel had just completed a move from the premier league in cardiff city and was on route to his new club when the light aircraft he was travelling in came down last month. it's a loss to everyone in football because you know when you look at the for example the fines that we were able to just raise from world class players around the world in the space of a few hours. to enable the search in the first place which you know i found was amazing really which i would have wanted to do if they were mine it was my job you know so i think if think it's between him believable the response. the cuts are based been sports channel has opted not to renew its contract to broadcast formula one blaming saudi arabia's piracy means the sport is left seeking a regional platform ahead of the new season in march the television channel be out here emerged in twenty seventeen after saudi arabia bahrain the u.a.e.
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and egypt launched a diplomatic and trade blockade of cuts r f one races feature on the channel which is widely available in saudi in sports which also has rights to many major football leagues is urged sporting bodies to take action against the illegal broadcasts. switzerland's when they hold or not retain the title at the world skiing championships but by that's high nearest of margins holden it's like a second straight gold in the combined events which sees competitors tackling a downhill run and then a slalom course she finished first but only by one three hundred second. lindsey vonn is back in training after recovering from a big crash in the super g. earlier on this week she'll compete in the women's downhill on sunday that will be her final race before retirement the most successful female scare of all time still feeling the effects of choose somebody. you know when i crash sometimes things get
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out of alignment and i'm really stiff so it's things are pulling in ways they shouldn't be pulling and sometimes my ribs come out so it's not something that's new to me but. usually i can manage it to where it's not a problem. well the battle for gender equality is an ongoing struggle in many sports but thanks to the likes of the spotlight and prize money these championships favor the women just as much as the men reports from sweden. the stakes don't get much higher than this for sweden ski team the fastest women in scandinavia and some of them about to make their world championship debut on home snow the swedes are the big sisters of the nordic nations while in norway it's the men that rule this side of the border it's the women who have many more gold medals than the neighbors it's a habit they need to keep up both to retain local supremacies and challenge the dominance of the american and alpine rivals. these training sessions are the final
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push towards one of the peaks of any career is the world championships but staying at the top can be easier than getting there reaching the level of double olympic champion mckayla schifrin is a game changer last season the american and more than marcel her considered the best male skier of all time taking home more than seven hundred thousand dollars. fine skiing one of the sports that has closed the gender gap but things aren't so bright further down the pecking order this struggle for me has been the i've been going around the world and racing world cup but never qualifying it's hard to go wrong five years without any rest i've been living with my fur and. i actually thought that i would do my last race this winter and that's when it all just started to work now five races in
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a row and i do. this but. i don't know i don't want to do anything other in my life. it's lindsey vonn that has played a big part in getting women skiing where it is partly by turning female skiis into very marketable personalities and more importantly by pushing women's right to rival the men's as a sporting spectacle it's been a lot of stars for sure that are super good and super big talents i think i think of all the mean shit as she's superstar in a lot of ways and in some soaps i'm sure that she could have that. she would have been faster than. will be gone after these world championships the challenge for the women that come next may be great but so too are the rewards paul reese al-jazeera van daal and sweden. ok but as always for find out more later. and that's at from a in a study
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