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this is you don't need to use live from berlin pomp pageantry and you from partnership president donald trump sings china's praises the u.s. leader imprisoned ping tout their new chemistry but does the show of friendship mask a lack of progress on trade and north korea also coming up. it will be the longest famine in the world to see for many decades. with millions of victims to
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start a warning from the u.n. about yemen after a saudi led alliance tightens its blockade on this war ravaged country will get a firsthand account from the un's humanitarian coordinator in yemen's capital. and could this man be germany's most prolific serial killer the former nurse already serving a life sentence is now suspected of killing more than one hundred patients. on little rock it's good to have you with us u.s. president donald trump is wrapping up his visit to china the renewed calls on beijing to ramp up economic pressure on north korea to end its nuclear weapons program while he met with his chinese counterpart using thing as part of his first tour of asia as president all china's dazzling display of friendship appears to
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have softened mr trump's position on the country's trade measures which he once described as one side well rather than a problem president donald trump now appears to view china as one of the world's great problem solvers. the second day of u.s. president donald trump's visit in china began with pomp and ceremony. chinese president xi jinping once again pulled out all the stops. but behind closed doors the two leaders were faced with thorny issues among them the increasing threat from north korea has gone young closest ally beijing is seen as a best bet to rein in an increasingly defiant north korea if you're in the open. with the menace of north korea and. we've had two committees discussions in there today and i think things will happen i believe things will happen but the positive tone
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taken by trump marks a departure from his previous criticism of china. in september north korea launched its latest ballistic missile and president trump threatened to cut off ties with all countries the do business with north korea over ninety percent of pyongyang's trade is with beijing. but president xi made no new commitments saying his country would continue to improve u.s. china relations. china is willing to work with the united states to enhance cooperation and properly manage differences in the spirit of mutual respect and mutual benefit. with. the visit has so far been a friendly one between two of the world's most powerful leaders but it isn't clear if they'll make real progress on the most pressing issues. are all the friendlier
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town is a far cry from the tough approach donald trump took during his run for president to help explain what's behind that is melissa chan of very warm welcome us as she's a journalist and fellow at the robert bosh foundation she covered china as a correspondent as well for al-jazeera a very warm welcome. from significantly dialing down his anti china our rhetoric they're taking the tough out of tough love what's behind that it was really noticeable to the point. their joint statement delivering the remarks from both president trump and president xi one of the or american reporters actually shouted out do you still think china is raping the united states so you will recall that he used language that strongly during his campaign well for one now that he's president somebody has informed him that the united states actually does need china on board to lean on north korea something that he had said earlier expressed that america could do a lot of things on its own when he was campaigning so that's number one the other
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thing is that president trump seems to have developed a pretty good relationship with president xi jinping or so he says and i think that this is a president that really values his personal relations with world leaders and he has said many times on twitter and in front of journalists that he has a good relationship with she he likes she and so that could also play a part in his to tamp down rhetoric aren't well to that point this new kind of bromance that he's touting has it helped you know resolve some key issues between the u.s. and china that remains to be seen out of this trip to china we're not seeing any major announcements on the chinese side in terms of their commitment to lean more on north korea we've just heard president trump say that we will see changes and the chinese certainly have been have been stricter on north korea in the past few months they've made it very difficult or are they pretty much barred joint ventures
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between china and north korean companies so we are seeing action from the chinese whether it is because of u.s. pressure or whether because the chinese are starting to realize that it is a growing liability when kim jong un follett solaces missiles is another issue altogether are right now of course person head of this visit said he was going to focus on trade and on north korea meanwhile his counterpart said well taiwan is actually quite. porton for us it tells little bit more about that i think that was really interesting that president xi brought this up a to a certain extent of the policies of both the u.s. and china on taiwan has been a pretty it hasn't changed much over the last few years over decades frankly and so for president xi to bring this up i think there is perhaps from the chinese side a sense that there's a window of opportunity for the u.s. to change its position mainly because the state department is poorly staff to trump has not filled a lot of key positions on asia and perhaps there's
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a view that they can convince trying to say something off the cuff think off the cuff rather and provide a diplomatic concession we saw that actually with u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson when he went to visit beijing he actually read a statement that was almost word for word the kind of language that the chinese would use so there was a sense that the americans were just handed a piece of paper and they had just read the statement melissa chandler from the robert byrd foundation thank you so much for talking to us. and we shift our attention now to the mideast where the united nations says seven million yemenis could face starvation and death if aid isn't allowed into the country while this dire warning comes at a time when the saudi led coalition backing the government has tightened its air land and sea blockade around yemen the u.n. says that if the blockade isn't lifted yemen will face the largest famine the world has seen for many decades conditions for yemenis have been dire for months now
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they're even worse. the united nations says more than a third of the population has barely any access to food supplies the u.n. emergency relief coordinator appealed to the international community there will not be like a family in which cost two hundred fifty thousand people their lives in somalia in twenty eleven. it will be the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims there's almost no access to clean water and cholera outbreaks have become commonplace a civil war has been raging in yemen since twenty fifteen a saudi led coalition has been trying to fight back who the rebels with aerial attacks on monday the coalition closed all entry points to the country allegedly to prevent weapons from being smuggled to the rebels. the border closures are in retribution for this who is the missile attack on saudi soil seen here on saudi television. the u.n.
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and fifteen aid organizations have called on the coalition to end the blockade and allow the delivery of desperately needed emergency supplies. well earlier we spoke to jamie are mcgoldrick are here is the u.n. humanitarian coordinator in the area he joins us from the capital sanaa and told us about some of the problems of getting aid to the worst affected areas. at the moment though the ships are on the way and the trucks on the way as well right now the borders of. the seas will also bring us more goods and ours will be difficult in the office of the biggest source of medical stuff and so we need to do is get was all up again and we had to either the i didn't force open which is good but that other also the country. elation were lined up all the way scorsese what we used was crime out of it and we need to keep those also continue. but the same thing to learn results that you will as well because we bring needles
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across the borders and anything that into our source of light of that is from joe collusion mixer joel. all right that said jamie mccourt he is the u.n. humanitarian coordinator and am speaking to us a little earlier and i want to tell you about some of the other stories making news around the world sara troops and allied forces have retaken control of the town of a command so-called islamic states last major stronghold in the country while this footage that you're watching right now has been released by the syrian military and they say it shows the soldiers close the town near the border with iraq syria's army says it's now finding the last remaining pockets of ai as fires in the country's eastern desert. officials in india's capital are restricting the use of cars and the city is in the grip of thick toxic smog residence and dirt a third day of hazardous pollution levels are thorny say they will block commercial trucks from entering the capital and raise parking fees to encourage the use of
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public transport. police in colombia have seized twelve tons of cocaine president on monday when santos announced the haul on wednesday describing it as the largest single drug seizure in the country's forty year long fight against drug trafficking. the catalan parliament speaker and five lawmakers have appeared before spain's supreme court and madrid they're facing charges of rebellion and sedition for their roles in staging a banned referendum on catalonia is independence last month they could face jail time as a preventative measure while the investigation continues. prosecutors in the german city of oldenburg say a former nurse is now suspected of killing more than one hundred people far more than previously thought mills h. is serving a life sentence for murdering patients by injecting them with a deadly medication investigators now believe he may have killed an additional
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eighty four patients if he's found guilty of these additional deaths it would make him one of the nation's most prolific serial killers well it's a case that has rattled many in germany. simon young can tell us more about this simon kneels is suspected of killing more than one hundred people how could a nurse kill that many patients without anybody noticing. well it seems that the reason is that the other staff working at the hospitals where this man operated didn't say anything and that was the the main problem there were suspicions about this man on one of the wards. where he worked an intensive care ward deaths went up by fifty eight percent while he was on duty and that was known and in another case he was even caught by a colleague preparing to administer
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a non-prescribed drop to one of the patients so the work but in spite of that he was given a good reference when he moved to another job and prosecutors say that if those in charge had acted then deaths would certainly have been avoided and indeed in there is already a case going on where six employees of one of the hospitals are standing trial for causing death by negligence ok tell us a little more assignment about how the tales of the additional deaths came to light . you know police have gone through hundreds of patient records looking for. links to this man and suspicious activity whether drugs that shouldn't have been administered were given to patients they've exhumed one hundred thirty bodies would you believe a huge investigation the oldenburg police chief has said you know this goes way
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beyond imagination and clearly police have not expected to find this many cases of murder and indeed kneels age is germany's worst serial killer in post-war times more cases turn up. well it seems there are least following a few cases where he's still being investigated where the police want to do more investigations there are also some of the patients who were buried in turkey where exhumations have not yet taken place so if you put that together and there may be some deaths that police say will never be known so the final figure could be higher even than what we've heard today. reporting thank you u.s. media reporting that hollywood star kevin spacey will be cut from the movie all the money in the world before it comes out next month oh boy i can't luckily it
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features spacey in the role of u.s. tycoon j. paul getty. but in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him the film's director and producers have decided to remove spacey from the movie they will reshoot his scenes with veteran actor christopher plummer and stad. all right to controversy now over a week killers that's up next with jared. allen i'll see you at the top of the hour . when i'm trying to be comfortable.

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