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zero. hello i'm the star and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes calls the new elections in venezuela falls short at the u.n. security council. president walks away from his summit meeting with north korea but says talks between the two sides will continue. israel's attorney general says he plans to indict prime minister benjamin netanyahu. and after days of violence over kashmir both india and pakistan tell no attention.
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strong allies are helping president nicolas maduro stay in power in venezuela a u.s. led vote seeking for elections has failed at the u.n. security council russia and china vetoed the move while south africa voted against this christensen amy has more from the united nations. that as well an opposition leader traveled to brazil on thursday visiting president jeroboam. and passengers of european union states it was part of a tour of several nations meant to ratchet up international pressure on president nicolas maduro to step down. at the united nations knows allies attempted to do the same united states introduced a resolution calling for a free and fair elections in venezuela as well as humanitarian access but russia would not have it. we are seriously concerned by the fact that today's meeting may
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be exploited as a step for preparations for real not humanitarian intervention and as a pretext for external intervention they vetoed the draft which was supported by nine other council members the u.s. is special representative for venezuela said the biggest threat to the venezuelan people came from their government regrettably by voting against this resolution some members of this council continue to shield his cronies and prolong the suffering of the venezuelan people. more than three million people have fled the country seeking food and medicine while others have taken to the streets in protest after an election widely regarded as illegitimate supporters of the resolution pointed out that it contained no authorization for military force but venezuela raised the specter of colonialism the power to this will have to do with having this one on slaughtering at the end of an assault on people they behave like
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colonial thing these approach yourself legal and i say show love letting them russia introduced its own resolution reaffirming the territorial integrity and political independence of venezuela but it only got four votes european countries which have also recognized quite doe accused russia of misrepresenting the u.s. draft and venezuela of working. against the interests of its own people. it is not true that the dilemma in venezuela is between war and peace as they have said it is not true that a dilemma in one ideology or another in venezuela it is between democracy and dictatorship. so the international stalemate continues because maduro remains in power and one why dell wonders if he'll be allowed to go home kristen salumi al-jazeera the united nations robert for the n.c.a.a. is a journalist who covered last in america for newsweek and he joins us now on skype from rio de janeiro robert given this scaly no international consensus on action to
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resolve the crisis in venezuela what now. well that is the big question unfortunately the venezuelan people are the ones who will be suffering from this stalemate both mother little especially from the moderate in this region what we're seeing is that the humanitarian help for but this really has become a proxy discussion or proxy war so to speak between model and one well i don't because my little know is that the he needs more time for him to remain in power and he's succeeding so far remember a couple days ago we start by february twenty third the military top brass will relinquish any kind of support to the moderate ministration but that never occurred and by stopping humanitarian aid to venezuelans means that mother who is gaining time that is that has been the the sole purpose of this administration in order for
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him to remain in power rather despite the fact that the top brass in the military does still support him we have seen military defections over the last few days and weeks and how much support does mr i still have within the country and also amongst the public. well of my jurors spa purity has it's a long you know all over the years i mean his his his popularity has has been in decline however we don't have all fishel numbers i mean you you we have are going to see issues within cut as within venezuela that have to be kate it to take some sort of a measure or just to get a sense of what people people's feelings toward the government and obviously muddle is that is not a popular leader hence the reason why he's so hesitant to call for a fair elections because in his mind he might be losing this is why we're he's not he's not permitting for elections much less. some sort of overs son's
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oversight from the gun from the international community because he knows that he will be losing fortunately as i mentioned more venezuelans will be fleeing the country because a humanitarian at the base surely need including food including medicine and other important goods are not arriving in durham and so what we're going to see is more this will inflame the country and that the crisis will continue spilling over other nations such as colombia brazil russia but what's the next move for the opposition one guy that has been traveling around to try to rally support what happens next when he returns to the country and what can the opposition do. that is a good question and one thing what does should should keep doing and the opposition should be doing is sprinting it to rally support behind them and really push forward any any kind that we might hear me terry and eight now let's not forget
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that. little i accepted help from the united nations he he received a million dollars in november twenty eighth seem so it is a very difficult situation we are seeing a gridlock and as as long as both while you go and my little can concur and say you know we can accept some help from the red cross from katty those from other are going to see issues that advocate for neutrality i've this is really i don't know if there's any other way for the for the opposition to quell any unrest even this or a lot and the men there's the power of my little it is a very complicated situation at this point robert what are the concerns around quite a safety when he returns to the country. well he was allowed to leave the country because the military allowed him to do so so that's what we're hoping is that when he returns from this or like he won't have have any problems now because you can as you can imagine if if something happens to him it will increase the. popularity
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that the model has overseas and he could lead to something even bigger because fifty countries have recognized as the interim president of venezuela journalist robert francis bacon to us that from thanking robbers thank you very much. well north korea is accusing the united states of wasting an opportunity to strike a nuclear deal president on one trump has walked away from the today's summit with kim jong un and vietnam with no agreement he says he couldn't meets the north korean leader's demands to lift sanctions. if united states removes partial sanctions namely removes the articles of sanctions that hamper the civilian economy and the livelihood of our people in particular we will permanently and completely dismantle all of the nuclear material production facilities in the yongbyon area
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including plutonium and uranium in the presence of u.s. experts and by the joint work of technicians in both countries. told me this proposal was the biggest denuclearization vision that we could take in the present state in relation to the current level of confidence between the d.p. r. k. and the united states. is when he has more on what happened in hanoi. before the summit u.s. president donald trump tried to lower expectations of a deal with north korean leader kim jong un but the expectation was at the very least that the pair would sign some form of agreement on denuclearization or make a joint statement instead the talks were cut short before lunch the table will sit but the diners didn't show leaving donald trump to explain why. they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do that. they were willing to denuclearize portion of the areas that we wanted but we couldn't give up
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all of the sanctions for the the american said kim jong un was willing to dismantle his young beyond research facility regarded as the centerpiece of north korea's nuclear program in exchange he wanted all economic sanctions lifted which was a step too far for the us unfortunately we didn't get all the way we didn't get to something that that ultimately made sense for the united states of america i think chairman kim was hopeful that we would we asked him to do more he he was unprepared to do that but i'm still optimistic despite that optimism this was not how the summit was supposed to go earlier on thursday there was no sign of trouble ahead kim jong un the reclusive leader of a repressive state even on to questions from reporters perhaps for the first time. here if you really knew. me and then you know if. you think. you'll know when you're done as you can imagine now with that i won't be here right
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. now might be the best answer you've ever met but after two summits that have yielded very little there are more questions than answers donald trump warned about this possibility last year ahead of the first summit in singapore saying he was prepared to walk away if the talks weren't fruitful it seems he's now delivered on that threat but with such a sudden premature end to this summit there must be real concern about what happens next. at this stage there are no plans for a third summit donald trump says kim jong un assured him there would be no resumption of misato nuclear tests but what happened in vietnam has proved that this continues to be an unpredictable road to the stated goal of ridding north korea of nuclear weapons wayne hay al jazeera hanoi. scott snyder is a senior fellow for korea studies at the council on foreign relations he says no deal still means there's room for talks between the u.s.
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and north korea well it's hard to say to we get a little bit more of a readout i think from the working level and try to make sure that we understand exactly but i do think the two sides have identified very clearly the gap that remains to be addressed and it involves the scope of denuclearization in return for the scope of sanctions lifting and so in that respect i think that we have a clear and relatively straightforward equation in terms of what would be necessary to move forward and then the question is whether or not the gaps can be bridge the working level talks have moved positively in the right direction but we don't yet have public evidence of a convergence of view on how to define complete denuclearization that's another good reason why the u.s. and north korea should resume working level talks in order to and do it in
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a situation where they're not preparing for a high level meeting in order to try to grapple with the substantial differences that remain between the two sides i believe that there are benefits to president trumps to having no deal summit and probably the biggest one is that if he had made a deal at this time i think he would have been especially if it were a bad deal he would have gotten a lot of domestic criticism that would have actually piled onto some of the other domestic challenges that he faces. plenty more ahead this news hour including un investigators say they found evidence of possible war crimes by israeli forces against gaza protesters. after his former lawyers congressional testimony president trump offers a bit of praise but mischaracterizes what michael cohen actually said. and another english premier league manager gets the boot it will have the details in scores.
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israel's attorney general says he plans to indict prime minister benjamin netanyahu for bribery fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases now who has dismissed the allegations as the result of a politically motivated witchhunt the announcement comes ahead of elections in april and bennett smith reports from western islam. he is the first sitting israeli prime minister to be charged with bribery fraud a breach of trust benjamin netanyahu says he's innocent of will stay in his post. i am telling you citizens of israel this house of cards will collapse i'm certain about this i am four thousand percent certain about this i plan to keep serving you and the state as the prime minister for many years to come don't believe all the
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spin this depends on you it's not dependent on the officials all the analysts. there's no legal requirement for him to step down. and parties will feel to the supreme court say look at slow it's not logical the job of a prime minister is a very complicated job because those sort of security issues in society nomic issues you can go to law serve spend days in. the court netanyahu is in the middle of an election campaign which if you wins puts him on course to be israel's longest serving prime minister but investigators say netanyahu made decisions to benefit a friend who's the main shareholder in israel's biggest internet infrastructure provider in return you get positive coverage from this friends popular news website prowess. netanyahu is charged with fraud and breach of trust because he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in lavish gifts and there are allegations of
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a deal that would guarantee favorable coverage from a popular newspaper as of. the corruption investigation has been going on for years and doesn't seem to have dented netanyahu is popularity poll i believe is that guy only b.b. he's innocent these supporters are saying. they're all of the underdog most of the media. the left wing and the has been using this to sway the voters of the likud that is. haunting him and want to. redeem him they want to go. to him benjamin netanyahu will now have an opportunity to argue his case before the attorney general who will then make a final decision on whether to go ahead with the indictment and that is months away what matters now in an election campaign has become quite tight is whether any new details emerge about the nature of the charges netanyahu faces whether they're
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unsavory new details that they're enough to put off currently loyal supporters bernat al-jazeera west jerusalem. well al-jazeera senior political analyst marwan bashara says netanyahu has been channeling trump aligning himself with the religious right's and accusing the media of a conspiracy i think there's a general sense in israel that. but i missed something the most honest guy and that he and his wife are probably guilty somehow because the trial of public opinion is more important at this point in time before the elections than the actual legal processes that are going on in israel and i think much of israel our much of the right has already coalesce behind that and you know regard this with his character and that is very similar to what's happening in the united states because most of our viewers are probably have followed the president trump the investigation and so
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on so forth and netanyahu has been channeling trump nonstop over the last several months and even a couple of years you know allying himself with the radical extreme right the religious right saying that the media is the enemy accusing the left of conspiracy and that all the ills of his own making are actually those of a conspiracy by the left but that he is a deserving of the position and he just said in the press conference in his statement that he hopes to be the prime minister of israel for years and years to come if the public trust in him continues as such but with the public trust continues we will see in the next few days from the pools that will come out is whether this snowballs or not. now the united nations says israel's crackdown on palestinian protesters in gaza last year may amount to war crimes u.n. investigators say israeli soldiers intentionally opened fire on civilians they try
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again the reports. almost a year palestinian protesters have gathered along the gaza israeli border fence to demand the right to return to their ancestral lands controlled by israel israeli soldiers have shot at them with live ammunition the u.n. has investigated the deaths of one hundred eighty nine palestinians killed during the first nine months of the protest. it found that israeli soldiers deliberately shot at children disabled protesters paramedics and journalists it says their actions may amount to war crimes clearly this life fire was used completely unlawfully where these people were not posing any kind of threat to life or to limb of any israeli security force or news release civilian. israel's dismissed the un report it says it has the right to defend itself from what it calls violent attacks in a statement to prime minister benjamin netanyahu said israel rejects out right the
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u.n. human rights council report the council is setting new records for hypocrisy and mendacity out of an obsessive hatred of israel the only democracy in the middle east. the un also criticized the palestinian group hamas which controls gaza the not doing more to stop protestors flying burning kites over the gaza fence israel says they cause fires and damage property. the u.n. believes it's identified some of the israeli snipers responsible for killing palestinian protesters that information will be given to the u.n. high commissioner for human rights you could then pass it to the international criminal court israel's not a member of the i.c.c. but should those soldiers travel abroad they could face arrest picture a gate and be there. pakistan's prime minister says his country will release a captured indian pilots on friday as a gesture of peace a day earlier india and pakistan said they shot down each other's fighter jets in
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the disputed kashmir region pakistan says it down to two indian planes and arrested the pilot india said it shut down one pakistani aircraft and lost one of its own well we spoke to pakistan's foreign minister who says they're willing to cooperate with india. we are a new government helping elected by the people of iraq. yes there is a historic package but be on a government with a fresh mindset we want peace and stability in the region we have it very clear agenda which is that people centric and we want to focus on the government we want to focus on our worsen and where we want peace and the consideration of the other why it could be want to heat up the eastern border we have nothing to gain from the now we are willing to engage we are willing to sit and go and we are willing to cooperate well amid the fighting it's kashmiris living
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on both sides of the disputed border who are suffering the most as among discovers . that the residents of to leave in haste. this village on the disputed border area of kashmir known as the line of control is typical of many in the area. shelling from both sides is not uncommon but in recent days it's increased to levels not seen in two decades and people aren't taking any chances one of the more the. me over there more days after us we keep saying here the government doesn't do anything we have to come get insulted we're now wandering there's no point in living. from the village alone some three hundred families have fled in surrounding villages artillery shells have damaged houses in this village the women and children have left but the men have stayed behind to defend. we stand with the army we stand here just
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a kilometer away from the border we won't leave forces behind there also similar scenes happening in indian administered kashmir just post that military checkpoint law is the line of control the affected border between pakistan and indian administered kashmir and it's not just on this side of the border that kashmir is all scared people are also fleeing from all over the. shows from the pakistani side has increased in recent days good luck i think the how do you think he wondered when seems may god protect everyone muslims as well as hindus and sikhs be that the to politic and science so that peace peace is in the region and believe in prosperity. those prayers may well be in vain and now pakistan and india are pushing each other diplomatically and militarily and so far neither shows any signs of backing down in the disputed region of kashmir is the people that are feeling
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the pain and once again they feel they're being used as pawns between the two nuclear powers imran khan how does it. do that catcher is a former secretary india's foreign ministry and from new delhi he says pakistan handing over the indian pilots is not a goodwill gesture but an obligation under the geneva convention pakistan in its present condition no position to carry out. any further indian attack on a terrorist facility and. more than justified and the pakistani response was very weak today at the military press conference the military representatives displayed bark of a missile system which failed on the indian side which could only be mounted on an f. sixteen so that people in the aerial operation which took place yesterday pakistan
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suffered a grievous loss of an f. sixteen fighter. and all this i think also despite all of his them around cons brave words having a sobering effect within pakistan to as far as india is concerned it made it very clear that it was not targeting the pakistan state park is done military facility that was only operating against it is dug and that dug it which has consistently launched deadliest attacks in india the jaish e mohammad indeed the bunker that you cite bomba who carried out the bull bomb attack on february fourteenth himself in a predicted radio said that he is a member of the jaish e mohammed. at least ten people have been killed in an attack apparently targeting
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the heart of a judge in somalia's capital police say a car bomb was detonated in a protest last night. the chief judge of somalia's appeals court after the blast near his house not that issue security forces for tough gunmen who tried to force their way inside al-shabaab says it was behind the attack. senegal as president has won a second time in power all four opposition candidates say they want him to pose provisional results that taking fifty eight percent of the voters out there as nicolas hock reports from the. it's a victory they were expecting. declared the winner of sunday's presidential election with fifty eight percent of the vote there will be no second round much of the relief of his party supporters i'm so happy that he won he deserves this because you were. going yes i mean it's not this in it's people. do
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they detest or not that five years outside the cars university students protest the you know it's meant police firing tear gas to quell the angry crowd. or it must be said that the incumbent candidate has confiscated the will of the senegalese people and will be the only one to bear the consequences in the face of the people and history. while the other candidates reject the results they say they want to peel the outcome during the two we campaigned incumbent president boasted of his achievements the economy is growing at an unprecedented rate of seven percent the number one job producers has tripled so all promises to turn senate go into middle income economy thanks in part to the recent oil and gas discoveries estimated to be worth more than the fifty billion dollars but unemployment remains high and nearly half of senegalese live on less than two dollars a day thousands have attempted to cross the mediterranean playing not war but the
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lack of economic opportunities. been sunk over the anti establishment candidate attracted mostly young voters frustrated with corruption the political system and calling for change the challenge for president might use all is to address grievances of young people who haven't voted for him who are unemployed and struggle despite the economic growth. during his two thousand and twelve campaign change seven years later he's promising. but the electorate has changed is made up of mostly want to action promises a load. off the. car still ahead. to demonstrate. the. death penalty. to music while the mourning the death of oscar winning. and.
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testing. hello again or welcome back here at the national weather forecast will study in china things down towards the southern portion of china looking quite nice it's up here towards a central region so we are seeing much of the weather now we do have a few systems coming in off parts of bangladesh and that's going to cause some problems over the next few days take a look at the forecast map here you can see the snow across the higher elevations as well as some of the rain as we go towards saturday a lot of that begins to make its way towards the east and for shanghai that means more rain few as well as cooler conditions so only nine there over here towards
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rouhani nine degrees as well with rain in your forecast but we are looking at some cloudy as well as you would conditions for hong kong twenty five degrees there as a break away down towards the south the philippines is looking quite nice as well as vietnam over the next few days you really have to come down here towards the lower part of indonesia to really see any cloud in the forecast over here towards malaysia it is a quite nice day for you with the temperature encroaching about thirty degrees there up towards haute human city thirty four degrees with sun in your forecast and that will continue as we go towards saturday and then very quickly across parts of india most of the weather is going to be up here towards the north coming in towards parts of pakistan as well as ask in a stand but down here towards the south we're looking at partly cloudy conditions with temperatures into the low thirty's. the weather sponsored by time. lost and abandoned. found and saved one on one east reveals how one is giving pakistan's lost children
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a new chance at life on al-jazeera. and the reported world. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of west africa but what to do with these untapped resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of the days looking forward to full dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly to me too risky to. move every reclean you sign who brings a series of breaking stories join you've been listening post as we turn the cameras on the media focus on how they were caught on the stories that matter the most on al-jazeera.
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hello again i'm just. a reminder of the news this hour a u.s. led voters calling for a free and fair elections in venezuela has failed at the u.n. security council the draft included a push to get an aid which has been blocked at the border by venezuela's military both russia and china vetoed the voters. the u.s. and north korea failed to reach a deal and vietnam donald trump says talks were productive but the u.s. can also creates a lift all sanctions chooses washington of wasting an opportunity by rejecting its realistic proposal. israel's a tiny general says he plans to indict prime minister benjamin netanyahu and three separate corruption cases netanyahu has dismissed the allegations as the result of a politically motivated what charms. while the new york times is reporting the u.s.
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. didn't ordered a top secret security clearance for his son in law and advisor jared krishna the report says donald trump overruled concerns by intelligence officials and the white house's top lawyer this prompted then white house chief of staff john kelly to write an internal memo about how he was ordered to do it rather than jordan has more from washington d.c. . the world never would have known about the problems with cushion or security clearance a loss another white house staffer had come into some controversy and ended up having to leave his job under fire but that said and once it became known that cushion or had been working in the white house for more than a year on a temporary top secret clearance the chief of staff at the time john kelly decided that all persons working on a temporary security clearance would have their status is downgraded until their background checks could be completed according to the new york times that work was
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finally completed in remain two thousand and eighteen but there was unanimous agreement from the white house counsel's office to the f.b.i. to the office of personnel management office that deals with background checks saying that because of a number of questions about care being a viewer that they did not think he was qualified to get a top secret security clearance that would allow him to see almost everything that the u.s. government considers very sensitive however cushion or and his wife ivana trump thought that he had been unfairly targeted by the chief of staff john kelly for political reasons they both appealed to the president according to the new york times to get a change in the security status finally the president ordered john kelly the chief of staff to give mr kushner the security clearance mr kelley apparently was so disturbed by this that according to the new york times he wrote
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a private memo noting that he was giving the security clearance to jericho or against his own best judgment it's worth keeping in mind that before he went to the white house john kelly had been a four star marine corps general and had some real appreciation of what it meant for someone to have a top security clearance while donald trump has returned. to washington and straight into a political storm following his former lawyers testimony to congress the u.s. president says it was ninety five percent lies from michael cohen he says cohen's only truthful statement was that trump didn't collude with russia to win the twenty six thousand election coming accuse trump of racism and breaking campaign finance laws to cover up an affair with an adult film star he lied but it was very interesting because he didn't lie about one thing he said no collusion with the russian hoax and i said i wonder why he didn't just lie about that too like you did about everything else i read
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a lot about so many different things and i was actually impressed that he didn't say well i think there was collusion for this reason or that he didn't say that he said no collusion and i was. you know a little impressed by that frankly could have he could have gone all out he only won about ninety five percent instead of one hundred percent but the fact is there is no collusion and i call it the which aren't this should never happen to another president this is so bad for our country so bad. however despite president transfer mox cohen did testify that he suspected him of collusion questions have been raised about whether i know with direct evidence that mr trump or his campaign colluded with russia i do not and i want to be clear but i have my suspicions. well at a gathering of conservatives outside washington the attacks on the president seem only to have made more for them and john hendren reports from oxon hill and
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maryland. one day after president trump's former lawyer and fixer accused the president of committing crimes in and out of office conservatives stand solidly behind him this is step one in the democrats' crazy efforts to impeach the president. michael is a convicted liar and that's who the democrats size their star witness michael cohen implicated the president in a series of crimes violating campaign finance laws with payoffs to mistresses and knowing about leaked e-mails to democrats and meetings with russians but at the annual conservative political action conference he found only support on the main stage this is the most conservative president. since ronald reagan if not in american history and among the conservatives chatting in the hallways i think everybody. just don't know if. it wasn't always like this donald trump was once considered a person and non grata here in two thousand and sixteen many walked out when
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candidate trump was scheduled to speak he later canceled what she packed has long stood for cutting the national debt religious piety a hawkish military family values and now a president to his challenge them on every front now they seem to support him more than ever i think the president has accomplished more two years and any president in my lifetime i'm sixty nine years old and seen a lot of them come and go so why is trump so popular among conservatives when he's such an unconventional figure perhaps because he's delivered for them too conservative supreme court justices tax breaks deregulation a bulwark against gun control and an expanding economy for that they soon willing to put up with some quirks ethical concerns marital infidelity and an undisciplined twitter feed. many also support his relentless attacks on the media you guys work for the bad guy despite cohen's testimony and expanding array of investigations
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that target him when trump speaks here on saturday he enters a safe place where he is expected to be welcomed as a conservative hero john hendren al jazeera oxon hill maryland. well the u.s. house has approved the most significant gun control measure and more than two decades but the bill is expected to die in the republican controlled senate and faces further hurdles alan fischer reports from washington d.c. . democrats who now have a majority in the u.s. house of representatives are pushing on with gun control the first step a major piece of legislation which passed easily the yes our two forty and the nay the one nine. hundred is in background check act expands background checks for gun sales and closes the loophole which allows people to buy guns at gun shows and over the internet without those checks back you see there is widespread support for increased checks has been one of the calls from the students from parkland in florida where a mass shooting at
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a high school last february claimed seventeen lives and sparked a nationwide campaign public sentiment flare i think the public is tired of moments of silence but opponents see the legislation would not stop mass shootings and would not make americans safer according to one wants dogs that have already been more than fifty mass shootings in the u.s. and twenty nine hundred almost one a day more than one thousand people have been killed more than one hundred sixty wounded at the conservative political action conference in maryland the president of the national rifle association insisted gun rights advocates wouldn't stop the background checks and should be approached if the disarmament movement six years into taking over our government every one of those god given individual rights liberties and freedoms guaranteed by our constitution will be up for grabs that means in america we know no will be you know augur it will cease to exist the house of representatives is also voted to increase the time for background checks
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to ten days making it harder just to pick up a weapon legally it too is expected to be defeated in the senate donald trump who at one point said he was in favor of tougher gun laws says he will veto anything. makes a gun harder alan fischer washington. it was the worst attack of its kind in argentina the one nine hundred ninety four bombing of a jewish community center when as areas which killed eighty five people now a former judge who led an investigation into the attack has been jailed the six years for his role in covering up evidence the court also acquitted former president carlos menem on charges he conspired to derail the inquiry to raise about reports from. for twenty five years they demanded justice they accuse the argentine state of failing them the prison sentence issued on thursday gave them something they had so long been after. said here was danes wife was
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killed in the attack on the jewish community center in argentina. i have a bit more peace now because we knew we were being lied to they always ignored the victims for them it was all about politics and trying to hide what really happened but destroyed all the evidence so we still don't know whether anything they say is true. in one nine hundred ninety four attack against the army i was argentina's worst terrorist attack eighty five people were killed and more than three hundred injured. argentine judges had always claimed iran was behind the attack i charge it long denied. but the cover up operation carried out by the administration of then president menem has prompted even more questions about what really happened . during the trial prosecutors attempted to prove that a four hundred thousand dollars bribe was paid to a police informant witnesses were and there was a failure to investigate what is known as the syrian lead that lead involved
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a close friend of former president catalog men m. who was originally from syria men him was acquitted in the trial. last month son was also one. of the victims in the attack. i'm not happy with the result the sentences were too short and menem was acquitted i was hoping for a lot more because they harmed the investigation every day that passes our chances of seeing justice become small this sentence confirms that not only members of the administration of the catalogue man i'm back in the one nine hundred ninety s. but also prosecutors and i judge were involved in ms directing the investigation into the attack some of the relatives are saying that they're hoping that a new investigation will begin now that will help them shed light into what happened twenty five years ago. has been filled with irregularities a prosecutor investigating the case appeared with
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a shot in the head four years ago. the lawyers say the trial sends a strong message to the argentine judiciary who has been accused of being driven by political motives in the past. this is a message to the justice system that everything that has gone wrong with the army cannot happen again you cannot invent false cases you cannot coerce witnesses intelligence officers cannot be involved and it continues to happen all the time. thursday sentence does not help those who lost their loved ones find closure. but it certainly shows the failure of the argentine state in finding the truth. the medical charity doctors without borders has suspended its work at the epicenter of the demick in the democratic republic of congo two of its clinics were burned down in the latest attack against aid workers trying to contain the dangerous fire us brian reports. this is all that's left of an ebola treatment same to in the
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town of. attack is set fire to the building on wednesday before engaging in a gun battle with security forces four people with confirmed cases of the highly contagious virus fled the saying still missing will go through with this not for the lethal disease an extremely contagious illness entire families in north have been dismay to entire villages in west africa disappeared because of the epidemic so the health workers are here to avoid a big tragedy it was the second such attack this week on sunday and now the treatment center just a few kilometers away and was burned to the ground the brother of a patient was killed as he tried to escape the blaze. they set fire to areas that were not for treatment like the changing in utility
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rooms which were burned down in any case the treatment center is no longer operational. this is outbreak began last august and is the worst in the country's history it's believed to have killed more than five hundred fifty people and infected about three hundred others i'd worked as a feist what the world health organization is called a toxic mix of violence and community mistrust. the health ministry says foreign and. have been attacked on average three to four times a week as armed groups control of the region which is rich in minerals. this is the first time in a outbreak has happened in such an unstable and insecure area like east and it's a challenge for us on a daily basis for all the teams who answer the call to fight against the epidemic. the charity says its immediate focus is the safety of its patients and staff but
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with its medical work suspended it could affect the battle to stop the virus from spreading and congo and across its borders. al jazeera more than twenty thousand prisoners around the world are on death row and now foreign and belgium is examining whether capital punishment achieves its and or should be abolished brennan reports from brussels who deserves to die the title of severe morris photographic portrait series on display here at the world congress against the death penalty in brussels. this. day this is a campaigning for him petitioning for clemency and advocating judicial reform with a remarkable cross-section of speakers and delegates my name is and. i spent twenty years in prison twenty of those years was on death row for granted our new mayor was wrongly convicted of murder in tennessee since his release he uses his office to educate him campaign is wrong as you have to do innocent people go to you and i
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came think and nobody did support it there were say there are supporters so much the same people will make you you know willing to sacrifice or maybe. to maintain a system nine hundred ninety three prisoners were known to have been executed in twenty seventeen although no figures are available from china which is believed to have executed several thousand people every year my name is jerry givens for seventeen years i was a cheat executioner for the state of virginia he executed sixty two prisoners but the inevitability that one day he might take an innocent life let this devout man to quit before that could happen mistakes cannot be undone we need to stop killing we need to stop killing one another to demonstrate that killing is wrong we know that is wrong we need to show love for one another if we can replace that love. it's the hey tree it will be a better world for everybody one hundred fourteen countries have already abolished
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the death penalty and thirty two more have introduced a moratorium on its use but as you can see from this great swathe of red here many countries are continuing to resist reform. bob just this week egypt's president sisi rebuffed european union criticism and defended his country's use of execution by saying the two regions had two different cultures but the abolitionist campaigners remain hopeful in southeast asia there is definitely room for positives . from the decision of the malaysian government to abolish the death penalty let's see if they can succeed but they have the willingness this is very important argument sometimes used in favor of capital punishment to plead to terence and retribution interpretations of religious law may also play a part the conclusion here though is that essentially it's a political and human rights debate one that is slowly shifting. al-jazeera
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brussels. the world of classical music has lost one of its leading. conductors and come home sondra president tired on the. nine and a career spanning seven decades he enjoyed a long tenure as the london symphony orchestra and the los angeles philharmonic previn also worked in hollywood. films including myself and corky and that's. still ahead. roger federer is zeroing in on his hundreds of career title has the details just ahead.
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thanks very much cloudier any area has become the sixth english premier league manager to lose his job this season for them have dismissed the italian manager but the club in serious danger of relegation they currently ten points away from safety with ten games remaining friendly every sacking follows films soon a loss to southampton on wednesday he was hired in november and only managed to win twelve points in sixteen games this sacking is the latest chapter in what's been a roller coaster career which has seen the italian managed sixteen clubs in over
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three decades is started promisingly early on he guided calorie and fury and tina to promotion setia he also helped monaco get back into league in two thousand and thirteen his major achievement was one of the biggest shocks in football history he coached rank outsiders leicester city to the english premier league title in two thousand and sixteen but while his c.v. includes managing some of europe's biggest clubs many of them have fired him for underperforming the list includes the likes of you ventus into milan for landsea and chelsea you a for of given real madrid captain sergio ramos of too much ban for deliberately getting booked ramos was already a booking away from being suspended when he helps rail beat i axed to want to weigh in the last sixteen of the champions league but late in the game he was given a yellow card for a foul rolling him out for the return match after the game he suggested he did it on purpose so that he could get this is pension out of the way despite retracting his comments the way for have punished him ramos will now miss the first leg of the
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champions league quarter finals if rail progress. formula one teams have just one more day of testing to get their cars ready for the first from prix of the season in melbourne in march for already has been the most impressive so far newcomer charlotte clerks set the pace on day seven in barcelona alexandre l one of toronto was second with mclaren slander norris in third. obviously i think as every team we are not flat out. still some margin obviously myself i still have to learn i get more comfortable with the laps after laps and also. so. yeah it's looking good for now not a great day though for pierre ghastly who was lucky to escape this crash on her twenty hit a barrier but the same can't be said for his car which was left without its red bull wings the mechanical team face a long nights rebuilding it for friday's final day meanwhile constructors champions
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miss avies will be looking for one final push push after lagging behind for arya mclaren their five time world champion lewis hamilton finished up in ten. eleven sadie's could use an extra pair of hands all paused to figure out where their paces gone is hamilton posted this video of his dog roscoe who could well be in training for one of f one's famously fast pit stop. roger federer is just two ins away from a one hundred eighty p. title he came through a stop start quarter final of the divide championships beating hungary's martin folks of x. seven six six four gusty conditions in brief rain delays frustrated the seven time to buy champion but he's through this. yeah i mean. i'm happy it's over that we had a couple of ranger those gusty winds again marjon playing well save to step on to the first set it was dramatic at the end so yeah it got me going for millions of
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young sports men and women it's a dream to play in the n.f.l. that dream has just got a bit closer for one female player. i will be signing to. central methodist university this is tony harris who's just become the first female nun kika to sign a letter of intent and get a college scholarship and she had a difficult journey to make it this far in what's traditionally a male dominated sport how i started playing at six but it eighteen she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and lost half of her body right. they said never get to the next level. never by generally. never get football star. paris was already well known in the u.s. before getting that scholarship she was the focus of an ad by car company toyota. during the super bowl and despite only just getting her place in college she said
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she dreams of one day playing for the seattle seahawks and she set a taste of the big time appearing as a guest on n.b.c.'s today show they didn't make the sport they don't want females to play in this sport and so if you want the chance you do have to be so good they can ignore you because once you're that good they'll be people reaching out like always said that no matter what school you are no matter what state or what place if you have the talent they'll find you and i was the guest and they found me i always tell people that the game is more eighty percent mental and twenty percent physical and so although i do have the mentality that i still have to build my mentally more every day because the next level gets harder and harder it won't get any easier and that's all for now. and that's it for me and. rob matheson will be in the seats in just a few minutes with more news. this
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week's thrice a new method of cremation is helping him to tradition become more and more and mentally friendly and we visit a danish community and who have taken sustainability to new heights just when there is some so they are officially one hundred percent renewable. look at that this is. the energy right generated points of change on al-jazeera. for nine hundred forty six to nine hundred fifty eight the united states detonated dozens of atomic bombs in the marshall islands when the us was getting ready to clean up and leave in the one nine hundred seventy s. they picked the pit that had been left by one of the smaller atomic explosions and dumped a lot of who tony and other radioactive waste into the pit the bottom of the dome
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permeable soil there was nowhere for her to line it and therefore the sea water is inside the dome when the storm was built there was no factoring in sea level rises caused by climate change now every day when the tide rolls out radioactive isotopes from underneath the die roll out with it if it really were not just the marshall islands we're talking the whole sea ocean. the fact. place on the planet and one that could soon be lost. it's an international team of scientists is to time and not to happen without intervention. i would say year two at best now it's a race against time to try and save each. take a crisis that's in the majesty plan. extinction tag no zero.
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no way forward on the venezuela crisis while resolutions fail at the u.n. security council. i'm about this and this is all just go live from doha also coming up pakistan says it will release an indian pilot it captures when it shut down his plane in the disputed region of kashmir. donald trump returns to the u.s. without a deal on north korea's nuclear program but differing explanations on why.

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