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hello there in chile went on this is al jazeera live from london also coming up syrian state t.v. says a rebel rocket attack has killed thirty five civilians in a market in damascus. is facebook guilty of turning a blind eye authorities in the u.s. and europe to man the absence about what role it played in the days to hava sync scandal. we pay tribute to sit down the world's last male northern white right at the age of forty five. their warm welcome to the program u.s. senate says such a vote in the next few hours on whether to end military involvement in yemen civil war the move coincides with a visit by crime prince mohammed bin solomon a cent saudi arabia has been leading the war against hooty rebels again after talks
at the white house president donald trump gave a strong defense of u.s. arms sales to saudi arabia and the money in jobs that they're bringing in alan fischer reports. crown prince thank you very much take it again thank you mr president actually the relation to saudi arabian research merits all the relation we have all this ally for us of america and the middle east right for more than eighty five months and big interest politically economically and security. in different area lot of areas and the condition of the relation it's really huge and . while these were all agreed when donald trump was in saudi arabia and many came back in saying look it was a great trip he liked the way that they treated him he thought he'd established a connection particularly with the crown prince and it's odd that in the oval office that donald trump would take this approach but this is really playing to the domestic audience he's saying look we're friends with saudi arabia and this is why we're friends with saudi arabia we're friends with them because they're spending
millions of millions of dollars on our arms industry and that is creating jobs for walkers for our people and while he's doing this just across time in the senate they're debating how the united states gets involved in various conflicts around the world and banning sanders has been talking about the united states being involved with saudi arabia in the war in yemen and he said look you can argue not it was technical and legal sense that the united states isn't fighting the war there but try explaining that to people whose homes are being bombed with bombs mark made in the u.s. see who are being targeted by planners who work for the united states so he's very clear in his position but for donald trump this was all about lauding his achievement back in me and making sure people understand the reason he continues to be linked with saudi arabia and one part is because of their dislike is probably too light
a word but their dislike of the regime in tehran and also the fact that for the united states it means investment and it means jobs and it means money. well let's get more from my senior political analyst. so marwan it's certainly the first time in my career that i've seen them foreign policy props you know we have a three piece of cards and with all the arm sales you know latently display it. we haven't seen that before you know it's a few years ago it was israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the united nations showing the nuclear. disaster if iran you know develops nuclear weapon and that was a total flop so i'm not exactly sure why president tom decided to do and at the now two point zero but i think americans like to admit it israelis know a days including with those children illustrations because that's what it was it was children illustrations i mean why exactly we need the map and where the jobs
are you q could have just said it but i think you need to use that kind of educational aid if you want now i think seriously i mean it's was a bit of a fun moment but says peking it is. it's a tragic comedy because in the day he was showing. numbers in the billions on the hundreds of millions about the sieves of arms to soldier a be a white it's a twar in yemen and tens of thousands of people dying misplaced and so on so forth tens of thousands of casualties complete destruction of the country and generally speaking even when it's totally hypocritical the united states and us president would be going you know we we might sell arms is good for jobs but there are legal frameworks there's international humanitarian law and so on so forth none of that at this point in time so behind the scenes is it possible that trump was wading in on the side of tying things up in yemen as
you say a horrendous conflict this cost the lives of so many. i think that happened behind the scenes at one point it seemed that secretary of defense mattis and mentioned that this conflict needs to be resolved diplomatically but really not much else and really it's not about a declaration here or there it's really more about a policy and putting all the assets behind the policy and we haven't seen any of that if anything we've seen donald trump inciting saudi arabia in as much as saudi arabia incites donald trump on the question of iran and what they see as iranians clients in the middle east including in yemen they consider the healthiest to be supported or sponsored if you will by by to her and even though iranian presence in yemen is actually minuscule if it's at all there's certainly
a support for the horses but not in that significant way not certainly not in the way that the united states supports saudi arabia but be that as it may i think clearly on the three important levels of the relationship on terms of transactional commercial certainly the crown prince of saudi arabia is coming in to pay up at least in part his commitments to the united states in terms of. commercial deals and buying arms and so on so forth in terms of on the political level i think clearly the american president trying to sell the crown prince not to the american public so i think that's the second sale how to sew the united saudi arabia to the american people when the image is really bad and the third the last is really the strategic war and the one that has to do with realizing so the arabia and the united states against iran. thank you you thank.
in syria state media says thirty five people have been killed after a rocket fired by opposition fighters landed in a marketplace in a government held area of damascus it happened at the cush school market close to rebel held parts of the sim food so now that area has come under heavy bombardment from the syrian army and its allies in recent weeks in a holder is following the story from beirut. civilians killed in government controlled territory syrian state television blaming what they're calling a terrorist now this is not the first time rebels have been able to target damascus government controlled territory they've done this this is the way that they have been retaliated over the past month since the pro-government alliance launched this bombing campaign against the eastern who that is also one of the reasons why the government says it wants to recapture eastern huta to eliminate this threat this
threat to the capital it's not just in government controlled territory there is a renewed escalation in besieged eastern huta dozens of civilians killed over the past twenty four hours what we understand from syrian military sources is that they're going to step up the military campaign because talks have collapsed at least with one rebel group and they want to step up this military campaign in order to force the rebels to surrender or to force them to return to the negotiating table we know what the pro-government alliance wants and they want the rebels to say we're going to lay down our arms and we're going to accept to leave to other rebel controlled areas what the rebel factions are trying to get from from the government is a cease fire and to allow military aid in but this is not an option that is on the table in the midst of all this there's thousands and thousands of civilians according to the u.n. hundreds of thousand civilians who are trapped in a war zone and these people lack aid they lack food they lack medical supplies and the united nations warning that the suffering and it is only worsening and what
we've seen also over the past few days is this mass exodus because as frontlines were changing thousands and thousands of people found themselves in government controlled territories of the united nations saying that they can't cope with this catastrophic situation so an immense human suffering renewed escalation and a collapse in peace talks but there are some reports of the possibility that one rebel faction could be close. securing a deal with the russian military and that involves the western pocket of harasta the c.e.o. of cambridge analytic alexander nix has been suspended that's the company alleged to have misused data that it gleaned from some fifty million facebook users firms accused of using the information to manipulate public opinion in the run up to the twenty sixteen presidential election facebook is also on the increasing pressure to explain how it allowed its users data to be mined in the first place and why it didn't inform them so you gave of course. a virtual world with
a very real money making data trail users of social media platforms unaware how profitable the information they have is for those who are willing to access it the scandal involving facebook may make many of us reconsider that. cambridge analytical is accused of misusing the data of millions of facebook uses a whistleblower who works for the british based data mining firm says the information was used to build a system which may have influenced voters in the u.s. presidential election and other votes to data was used to create profiling algorithms that would allow us to explore mental vulnerabilities of people and then map out ways to inject information into different in different streams or channels of content online so that people started to see things all over the place that may
or may not have been true this is a company that really took fake news to the next level by pairing it with algorithms for some politicians the advantage of using information harvested from social media be used as a north of try and get into the minds of potential voters but there's been little questioning of the consequences which is now why the u.k.'s information commissioner wants that search warrant to get into the offices of cambridge i mean let's look out behind me here and to get an audit as the details of millions of facebook users were reportedly gathered by a university professor using a personality testing out he created called this is your digital life well uses gave their permission for information to be used by him it's alleged the data was then sold to a third party cambridge analytic or in violation of facebook's own policies but cambridge analytic denies doing anything wrong and says it deleted all records when it discovered how the data had been attained from facebook. not only is britain's
data protection watchdog after proof of data was wiped facebook says it wants that proof to the social media giant has since hired a digital forensics to find out how the data was leaked and assurances but it was destroyed but its response may have come too late facebook share price fell almost seven percent wiping nearly forty billion dollars of its value the company's chief of security alex thomas is reportedly to leave because of internal disagreements of how facebook should deal with its role in spreading disinformation this theft of data happened over four years ago so it's very surprising to see them be so reactors at a proactive positions in britain and the u.s. are now pushing for facebook's chief executive mark zuckerberg to appear before them to answer questions over the massive data breach meanwhile the accusations
against cambridge analytic are rapidly growing since. an undercover investigation by britain's channel secretly taped a cambridge analytical executive appearing to boast about the firm's ability to sway elections by entrapping politicians in compromising situations. and conducting fake news campaigns something facebook's accused of i may billing and failing to tackle effectively sunny diag al-jazeera london still to come on the program former french president nicolas sarkozy is taken into custody over allegations he took millions from libya to help fund his election campaign. and a warning from china's president shooting hanging against anyone who tries to divide his country all that more when we come back.
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feel cold in many many places as yet now a result of what's happening the western med means we will see some pretty miserable weather on the shores of algeria into museum look at the maximum temperature dodgy is eleven degrees that we can improve on that of course as the sun comes out but not very much and if your analogy is just expect to miserable days. a key figure of the early twentieth century arab literary scene. and a feminist writer. of the time. so why do the story and in such tragedy. al-jazeera won't expose the my friend of maisie arda at this time on al-jazeera.
the minds of our top stories here on out you see iran saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin saleh has met donald trump at the white house two leaders shared among usual photo opportunity the u.s. president using a large cards to illustrate the benefits of arms sales to riyadh the u.s. . syrian state media says thirty five people have been killed after a rocket fired by opposition fighters landed in a marketplace in a government held area of to mask. the c.e.o. of cambridge analytical the company accused of misusing data gleaned from some fifty million facebook users has been suspended. for
a french president nicholas sarkozy is being held by police over allegations that he received millions of dollars in illegal campaign financing from the former libyan leader moammar gadhafi investigators are looking into claims that the gadhafi regime gave sarkozy as much as sixty million dollars so cozy has always denied any wrong to the top reports. nicolas sarkozy only served one term as french president he swept to power in two thousand and seven promising a new style of leadership but left office amid allegations that his presidential campaign had received illegal funds from libya in two thousand and twelve a french news website published documents suggesting former libyan leader mohamed gadhafi had agreed to give sarkozy's campaign fifty million dollars today the editor says it's one of more than france's biggest political scandals. when the
arab spring kicks off starting in tunisia and people start rising up there are real questions about this twenty eleven war where france with nicolas sarkozy overstepped the mandate of the united nations to the point where a regime was overthrown allowing for a dictator to be assassinated one can wonder if there was not a dimension of private war to destroy the evidence i think because the allegations of overshadowed sarkozy's political career some people in france questioned why just months into his presidency sarkozy and find to get daffy to paris for a lavish state visit at the time gadhafi had been eager to shake off his image as a political pariah and reenter the world stage then in twenty thirteen a french lebanese businessman said it carried millions of dollars from tripoli to paris for sarkozy's campaign although. these are the facts yes yes get their feet it's a cosy it paid for the calm pain he paid for other things it's not my problem.
tacky dean's accusations helped end sarkozy's third presidential bid. you need. some sort of is probably what a disgrace you know the shamed to be giving publicity to a man who's been in prison he's been convicted numerous times of slander who is a liar. so cozies under formal investigation into the corruption cases but so far police haven't established a direct link between the former president and any illegal libyan money foreign campaign funding is banned in france nicolas sarkozy has always denied receiving any illegal funding formula known for the news he has accused his opponents look into school smear campaign now that he has retired from politics it will be harder for him to use that line of defense convincingly and talks about her own just.
face in texas have sent a hazardous materials team to fedex step or near san antonio to investigate an explosion their package filled with nails and shrapnel exploded at the distribution center early on chewstick they said looking into whether it was linked to a series of bombings in boston explosion on tuesday is the fifth in texas in the past nineteen days two men of been killed and several of us hurt in those attacks well john hendren is live for us now in austin hi there john so you're at the scene of a number a large what's been happening that's right julie this is a fed ex distribution center in the city of austin where sixty workers were evacuated early this morning one of them told me that he was just told to drop everything and all the workers were asked to walk out leaving behind their phones their jackets and everything and that's because they found a suspicious package here so this center is not in operation this is also the center that that package you were talking about that exploded overnight was
destined to come that package was addressed to austin we are told it would have come here next. do they authorities have any suspects you know how is that side of the investigation moving. well police say they have several what they call persons of interest but no actual suspects at this time when they're particularly puzzled because they don't know why this is happening as a matter of fact a police spokesman went on air in a news conference yesterday and pleaded with the bomber to please communicate with them he said we will listen to you they want to know why this is happening and of course they want to stop it there have been five bombings and police thought that they had a pattern that's because the first three were deposited on doorsteps of individuals who seemed to be targeted then a fourth was set on a trip wire by the side of the roads and then the pattern went from specific to random to pedestrians set that off as they walked by and then of course you had
this explosive which apparently went off early at a fed ex distribution site before it was destined to come here to austin so police really don't know who did this they're talking to people but they're giving us very little information if they have any suspects at all the last we heard was they have no suspects and that they have people of interest that they're talking to julie. anyone who tries to divide china is. punished by history that's the warning. it's been called china's annual political theater the national people's congress and this year it produced a big changes and a number of firsts but the changes were heavily directed and controlled by the chinese communist party term limits on the presidency were lifted leading the way
for president xi jinping to continue as leader indefinitely he's also the head of the party for the first time leaders swore an oath of loyalty to country and constitution when they took up their positions. another first president she addressed the delegates at the closing ceremony firing his strongest mourning yet to taiwan seen by beijing as a separatist problems. chinese people and china share one faith every inch of land of our great country cannot and will not speak taken from us we have firm in the resolve to uphold china's sovereignty and territorial integrity the government is getting its a biggest overhaul in years restructuring of ministries and departments including the creation of a super anti-corruption agency with expanded board with president she's moved to further consolidate his in the party's power something that he is the most powerful
chinese president in decades but that position comes with risks by centralizing power to himself there are a lot of potential reforms he can push forward then the risk is a whether he can make the right decision forever as at some point people will only tell him what he wants to hear some media covering the congress i know for the sake of fantic questions the journalist here in blue reacting to another report is less than probing questions it immediately went viral in china prompting quick reaction from censors also controlled the and your invitation only news conference held by premier li could turn questions were prescreened he touched on trade friction with the us. we don't know what i think a trade war one do anyone any good using the word war to describe trait is against the principle we hold both parties uses the sensibilities to avoid a trade war. with china's challenges outlined in closing day one message
was clear president she was the person to lead the nation through that. or a state media put it he's the helmsmen the last leader to give that title was my was it doan. it's got harder al-jazeera beijing african leaders are set to sign a new free trade agreement which will in create trade on the continent by fifty two percent over the next few years the african continental free trade area is being discussed at the summit in the one capital kigali all fifty five member states of the african union are expected to agree to the deal on wednesday despite nigeria pulling at one hundred though has more now from one of those capital it's been for two years in the making of the continental trade is still a working progress in terms of the regional integration there are countries such as judea the biggest corner real africa still dulcie of the agreement been signed here however the convenience of the summit say that they're looking for every african
country to sign the agreement at this point in time all they're looking for is a whole twenty two members of the african union signing the agreement so that it comes into force and then we'll begin the process of the old countries domesticating agreement to sit with their muscle mauls issues all negotiating with the private sector conclusion of the trade unionists and ensuring that of rethink hopkins according to the agreement china has already waded in with billions of dollars to issue the necessary infrastructure to just it's developed out of africa exum bank which is owned by china mainly is giving billions of dollars to local banks to ensure that this agreement happens the species of the rhinoceros is a step closer towards extinction after the last male died in kenya that's ended the life of the northern white wedo right now called sudan when his health worsened and
there are hopes that d.n.a. samples of developments in technology will help revive the species catherine sorry reports. veterinarians at the old conservancy in central kenya put saddam to sleep because he was in too much pain and could not walk he had been struggling for years with age complications that got worse in the last few months but he leave to reach and the last his life managing to stay clean off poachers most wiped out the entire population of north and white rhinos in the one nine hundred seventy s. named after his country of now south sudan he ended up in kenya from a zoo in the czech republic with a few others to help them breed in an environment which was more like the natural habitat but the program proved difficult as sudan got older he became weak and his sperm count was low so now researchers are watching on ways to use in vitro fertilization to save the species from extinction this will be the fast of its kind
a delegate expensive and risky process we want to do everything possible we even tried to keep them next to the southern white rhinos to see whether you know we could get down to be a little interested so we brought in new girls and we said please you know can you talk to them and they are quite pleased vandalize but he just didn't respond while the north and why trials are the most endangered of this species the black rhino is also in grave danger all poached for the horn now why expensive than gold but measures a nine place to protect them in kenya in the last four five years you'll notice that for the case of kenya poaching on rhinos in particular has reduced by up to eighty percent and that is the effort to try and make sure that we protect them it's a pity that we get to this point for the not on white rhino as humanity we should have done better. so don was forty five years old they've been to all of about
ninety human years he leaves behind his deal tonight gin and ground to the now the world's only north and why trials the survival of the subspecies depends on them and the technology that has never been tried before cathy zoi al-jazeera nairobi kenya unlike targeted k.c. of the size of france is melting faster than expected scientists say a large part of the told sunday sia is sitting directly on top of the sea and they have been warm currents to melt it from below it melts completely world sea levels would rise by at least three meters you find that more at al-jazeera dot com. the top stories currently here on al-jazeera saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin solomon has met donald trump at the white house the two leaders shared an
unusual full to opportunity with the u.s. president using large cards to illustrate the benefits of arms sales to riyadh in the u.s. mohamed bin solomon has been leaving the war against the hutu rebels in yemen conflict that's come under heavy criticism for the number of civilians killed. crown prince thank you very much take it again it was a big actually the relationship is not going to be a message make it's all the relation the oldest ally first of american the middle east right now more than eighty five wins and big interest politically economically and security in different area look for areas and the condition of the relation it's really huge. syrian state media says thirty five people have been killed after a rocket fired by opposition fighters landed in a marketplace in a government held area of damascus it happened at the cash school market close to rebel held parts of the sim kuta that area's come under heavy bombardment from the syrian army and its allies in recent weeks. the c.e.o.
of cambridge i'm melissa alexander next has been suspended cambridge analytical is the company alleged to have misused data again from some fifty million facebook users facebook is also on demand to pressure to explain its role in the scandal from politicians in the u.s. and here in the u.k. former french president nicolas sarkozy is being held by police over allegations he received millions of dollars in illegal campaign financing libya's late leader moammar gadhafi cycles is or was tonight because asians. in texas have set a hazardous materials team to fedex that will near san antonio to investigate an explosion there package filled with nails and shrapnel exploded a distribution center early on tuesday he said looking into whether it was linked to a series of bombings in austin china us until national people's congress is wrapped up with a warning from the president against anyone attempting to divide the country she
sends a strong message to the self-governing taiwan during the two week session condemning moves towards independence from china. those are your current top stories the stream is next we'll see in just from the half an hour by. hi emily could be that and you're in the stream live on al-jazeera and you tube today what does the future hold for ethnic russian non citizens of the baltic states amid tensions with moscow.