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in syria citizens are collecting evidence and all the knowledge will disarm of crimes committed against civilians moved out of syria in the full six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the assad regime to justice it puts a she will face on the charges it's a dead she will face political intrigues syria witnesses for the prosecution at this time on al jazeera. said of breaking a lucrative partnership as saudi arabia's crown prince meets u.s. president donald trump at the white house. this is al jazeera live from doha fully backed or also coming out facebook
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executives will appear before the u.s. congress says there are more revelations in the data breach scandal involving millions of uses the death toll from syria's war rises in both damascus and the nearby rebel held suburb of eastern ghouta and in the u.s. state of texas a city on edge after an unexplained string of bombings. thank you for joining us saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon has met the u.s. president at the white house with donald trump using the encounter for an unusual photo opportunity he displayed large cards to illustrate the benefits of arms being sold to riyadh but rights groups say those sales shouldn't be made to saudi arabia which is leading a campaign in yemen against the rebels alan fischer reports from washington. it was a lukian rival for such a high profile visit. the crown prince from saudi arabia did not go in through the
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front door but soon found himself in the oval office and the us president donald trump addressing mainly a domestic audience took the opportunity to outline the financial importance of the cited aleutian ship some of the things that have been approved and are currently under construction and will be delivered. the saudi arabia very soon this is mohammed bin soundman second visit to the white house in a year and he was keen to point out this was the continuation of an old alliance the oldest ally for us of america in the middle east right now more than eighty years but there was a warning from the president to saudi arabia and others in the region whether it's arabia or other countries as we know there will be no funding it is we have a zero tolerance for the funding of terrorists among the things to be covered in the talks the iran nuclear deal security across the middle east. and the war in yemen which was also being discussed across time with some u.s.
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senators expressing concern about america's continued support of the saudi led operation in the country u.s. forces have been actively engaged in support of the saudi coalition in this war providing intelligence an aerial refueling of planes whose bombs have killed thousands of people and made this humanitarian crisis far worse crime prince's visit here to the white house marks the start of a three week trip to the united states he'll meet business leaders oil executives academics representatives from silicon valley's high tech companies and the movie industry all aimed at reshaping his kingdom's image here in the united states but one analyst says there are bigger issues to deal with closer to home for saudi arabia of course saudi arabia has transformed itself as a from a status quo power to it but to an activist party in the region which has put it directly at a coalition course with iran and that sets the stage for a very dangerous and unpredictable environment there was no mention of the ongoing
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gulf crisis in the oval office treated bargo against qatar as no been in place for ten months and donald trump has moved away from his offer to host talks for everyone at camp david mohammed bin salman has a long list of things to be discussed debated and agree during this u.s. trip and he does so believe in his relationship with. the president is deep strong and mutually beneficial as alan fischer i'll just eat up at the white house and shortly after the prince's visit to the white house the u.s. senate blocked a resolution that would have prevented continued american involvement in the saudi led war in yemen the vote was fifty five to forty four richard le baron is a nonresident senior fellow with the atlantic council and of a former us ambassador to kuwait he says members of congress will want to highlight the saudi campaign in yemen sharing the crown prince's visit well in fact i think we've seen quite a bit of pressure from the u.s.
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congress regarding the actions of the soviets in yemen and i think the grandparents will certainly hear from members of congress the president of course focusing mainly transactional way on these arms and the jobs that produce he united states that's in keeping with his american first policy like think there was a very message in the discussion itself in the congress about this this problem i think the crown prince is well aware from the western side that there are a lot of people worried about the saudi actions in the market attention to humanitarian issues in you haven't. in other world news facebook will brief the u.s. congress on wednesday over a scandal involving the dots of reach of millions of its uses cambridge analytic political consultancy based in london is accused of gaining an authorised access to
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the details of fifty million facebook uses the firm works for donald trump's presidential campaign and the bracks it campaign in the u.k. its chief executive has been suspended has been secretly recorded boasting about the firm's ability to sway elections news of the scandal hit facebook shares the company's stock fell two and a half percent on tuesday that followed an almost seven percent drop on monday sixty billion dollars has been wiped off the company's value over the last two days ago reports from london. a virtual world with a very real money making data trail uses of social media platforms unaware how profitable the information they have is for those willing to access it the scandal involving facebook may make many of us reconsider that. cambridge a little is accused of misusing the data of millions of facebook users we've had quite a few. whistleblower who work for the british based data mining firm says the information
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was used to build a system which may have influenced voters in the u.s. presidential election as well as all the votes and how a company even had dealings with russian interests we made it pretty damn clear to a lot of people in russia that we had this giant data site and that it was all sort of prepackaged with you know predictions about what's going to influence people and their political you know orientation. and that that can like plug right into you know like online display networks and advertising networks. and and that that data was being modeled by somebody who was also working in russia on russian projects that were very similar to some politicians the advantage of using information harvested from social media be used as a try and get into the minds of potential voters but there's been little questioning of the consequences which is now why the information commissioner wants
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that search warrant to get into the opera. and to get an audit abbess. the details of millions of facebook users were reportedly gathered by a university professor using a personality testing out he'd created called this is your digital life while users gave their permission for information to be used by him it's alleged the data was then sold to a third party cambridge analytic are 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 the 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
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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 at how facebook should deal with its role in spreading disinformation politicians in britain and the u.s. are now pushing for facebook's chief executive mark zuckerberg to appear before them to answer questions of the massive data breach meanwhile the accusations against cambridge analytic are rapidly growing since. an undercover investigation by britain's channel four 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 enabling and
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failing to tackle effectively sunny day ago al-jazeera london. south korea's president says a three party meeting with the u.s. and north korea may be possible when jane is expected to meet north korean leader kim jong un next month the u.s. president donald trump has said he is also willing to meet his north korean counterpart in the very near future they speak to our correspondent in seoul kathy novak kathy first of all north korea finally breaking its silence about the upcoming possible talks with the u.s. what are they saying. well that's right it's been about two weeks since the us president donald trump says that said that he was willing to meet the north korean leader kim jong un and now we're hearing for the first time any mention of this sort of thaw in relations in the north korean state media it didn't make direct reference to the possibility of summit meetings with either south korean president monday in or u.s. president donald trump but the state agency k c n a did say that there is
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a sign of change in u.s. north korean relations and it credited that change with north korea's proactive measure and dismissed any suggestion that there has been in the broader media of the possibility that these talks may be coming about because of the campaign of heavy sanctions and pressure that had been led by the united states and supported for the united nations by other countries including south korea here in south korea there is this atmosphere of cautious optimism when it comes to these summits monday in the president spoke to a meeting of the preparatory committee that is putting up plans in place and said that as you mentioned there could be a possibility of a summit between the u.s. north korea and south korea if those other two meetings go well he also laid out his broad goals for a meeting with north korea including of course denuclearization on the twentieth
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korean peninsula but also oh interesting lee said he wanted to see normalization of the relationship between the u.s. and north korea cathy meanwhile joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea is back on track how's that likely to go down with the north. well interestingly when south korean envoys visited washington d.c. to brief the u.s. on their meeting with kim jong un they said that the leader of north korea kim jong un had told them that he understands that these military exercises must go ahead that seemed to be a sharp turnaround from military exercises in the past when north korea reacted very angrily to their going ahead seeing them as it said a rehearsal for invasion even though south korea and the u.s. have always maintained they were defensive in nature so they are now show jule to go ahead on april the first they were postponed because of the olympics and paralympics that were being held in south korea but because of this apparent
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assurance from north korea it's hoped they will pass peacefully folly thank you for that kathy novak live for us in seoul in syria more than sixty civilians have been killed in the last remaining rebel held parts of eastern ghouta they were killed in attacks by the syrian military and its allies another thirty five people died when a rocket fired by rebels landed in a market in a government controlled part of damascus this happened in the area close to the frontline in the fighting between government and rebel forces in a harder is following the story from beirut in neighboring up on. this is not the first time civilians in damascus in government controlled territory are killed by rocket fire rebels have fired rockets into damascus since the pro-government alliance launched the bombing campaign over a month ago in fact over thirty civilians have been killed this is a way that the rebels have been retaliate and it is also one of the reasons why
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according to the government they have launched this campaign to recapture east and would have to eliminate this threat now the bombing that targeted the busy markets in damascus. coinciding with a renewed escalation in eastern huta the rebel pockets the rebel pockets in eastern with a coming under heavy fire over the past twenty four hours dozens of civilians are being killed continue to be killed in this ongoing campaign and the united nations is also warning that the immense human suffering is only going to get worse. still ahead on al-jazeera the world's last male northern white rhino has died at the age of forty five and running dry years of drought in south africa but farms and jobs at risk.
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hell it's not quite tornado season but there have been some pretty vicious storms possibly tornadoes going down through mississippi louisiana more recently in the florida panhandle and georgia all courtesy of this to the line of cloud that tails off down into the gulf now that is curling out of the way but it will produce yet again snow up in the northeast cola and possibly quite a bit of it almost a nor'easter for a while the temperature in new york at best and two degrees in washington not much better be a nice atlanta in the sunshine only ten degrees out in texas sun is out the next thing to watch is probably what's happening down the california coast that rain is developing just north of l.a. could last for a couple of days and become quite active if it comes much further south that could pose a bit of problem because of course the barest after the fall is at the end of the last month. but otherwise the rain is welcome and then the snow pack the sun is out come thursday just about in d.c.
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that in the northeast corner but it doesn't often like a cold and to the winter season if it's indeed over south of that enjoy the sunshine so the caribbean it's beautiful in the clouds you see over places like guatamala just occasional showers. education is struggling to keep pace. from failing to prepare children for today's world. even some schools are changing the rules are good to have hope that they can eat and how beginning. with the stillness in results. even a different book or even rebel education early noon in mexico at this time on al-jazeera.
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welcome back our top stories on al-jazeera saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin solomon has made us president at the white house donald trump use large cards to illustrate the number of u.s. arms being sold to riyadh. the chief executive of political content consultancy cambridge on america has been suspended after recordings were released of him boasting about the firm's ability to sway elections the london based companies accused of gaining unauthorized access to the details of fifty million facebook users and more than sixty civilians have been killed in the last remaining rebel held parts of eastern ghouta after attacks by the syrian military and its allies thirty five others have also died after a rocket fired by rebels landed in
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a market and government controlled damascus. police in the u.s. state of texas have been responding to an explosion at a charity store in austin they are on high alert after a series of bombings in the state this month but say the latest incident is not related this comes after a package bomb fired fields rather with nails and shop mail exploded at a fed ex distribution center early on tuesday two men have been killed and several others hurt in five separate attacks john hendren has more from austin. the city of austin texas is on edge six explosives have been found five of them have detonated killing two people and injuring four nobody knows where the next strike is going to come from and police say they have no idea why this is happening what the motivation of the bomber or bombers are i'm standing at a location where police have swarmed it turned out to be an incendiary device at
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a secondhand store that they say is now unrelated but that's just evidence of how tense this city is jasmine's of police cars rushed here officers manda street shut down part of the town and that is all just a sign of the tension that exists here police have one bit of hope they found this package that gives them some evidence that a package at a fed ex location that was unexploded now they have some evidence they can look at perhaps handwriting perhaps the way the bomb was made and that might give them clues as to who did this staying in the u.s. a student who opened fire on classmates in the state of maryland has died it's not to get clear whether the teenager shot himself or was killed by a school officer tuesday's attack which left two others injured comes just days before thousands are expected to march on washington demanding tougher gun laws heidi castro has more from maryland. before the morning bell could signal the start
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of classes the ringing of a gunshot echoed through the crowded hallway of great mills high school in maryland police say a seventeen year old boy named austin rollins hold out a hand gun and shot two students one a sixteen year old girl had a prior relationship with rawlins the other is a fourteen year old boy both remain hospitalized when the shooting took place our school resource officer who was his station inside the school was alerted to the the event and the shots being fired. well he pursued the shooter engage the shooter during which that engagement he fired a round reunited with their children sit out here at the school to get a education. goals but they're shooting people at the schools were going to be done the shooting here was the twenty first incident involving gun violence or threat of violence in u.s. schools since february fourteenth. that's the day nicholas cruz is accused of
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walking into a florida high school and killing seventeen students and teachers with a semiautomatic rifle he's now facing the death penalty for the murders because he was scared i want to come out the next day the six thousand five hundred students at great mills had joined in last week's school walkout in honor of the florida victims and to demand a tighter gun control laws now following a shooting on their own campus the students have a more personal reason to protest many say they plan to attend a student march on washington d.c. this saturday organized by the survivors of the florida school shooting the event is expected to attract half a million students from across the country whose message will be simple that children's lives are more important than gun. castro algis here at st mary's county maryland. students from florida's marjorie stoneman douglas high school have
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criticized politicians for taking money from the national rifle association after it issued a threatening video to journalists accusing them of bias survivors were speaking at harvard university about the shooting at their school last month which left seventeen people dead. if a terrorist organization had sent that video out to the united states everyone would be on high alert because by someone slipping over an hour glass and saying your time is running out that's a threat to america and that's a threat to the american people and that should not be people politicians should not be taking money from a group that says to their constituents your time is up a species of the rhinoceros is a step closer to extension after the last male died in kenya events ended the life of the northern whites rhino color so don when his health worsened by their hopes that d.n.a. samples and developments in technology will help revive the species catherine so he
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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 complications that got worse in the last few months but he leaves a reach and the last his life managing to stay clean off poachers most wiped out the entire population of north and wide trying in the one nine hundred seventy s. . named after his country of back 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 but it's possible
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we even tried to keep them next to the. why try nose and see whether you know we could get down to be a little interested so we brought in your girls and we said please you know can you talk to them and quite please stand and eyes 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 sudan was forty five years old they've lent all of about ninety human ears he leaves behind his don't imagine and granted to them now the world's
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only north and white rhinos the survival of the subspecies depends on them and a technology that has never been tried before cathy zoi al-jazeera nairobi kenya. well with just two females left conservationists face a difficult task reviving the northern wise rhino but efforts with other african rhinos have been more successful when sudan was born in one nine hundred seventy three there were seven hundred northern white rhinos left in existence by two thousand and eight poaching rendered them extinct in the wild the black rhino also saw a dramatic drop in numbers down to two thousand four hundred ten in one nine hundred ninety five but conservation measures have got their numbers back over five thousand and the southern white rhino has been rescued from the brink of extinction in the course of a century in the early one nine hundred were only fifty to one hundred left they now number around twenty thousand kate ford is from the save the rhino international organisation she says demand for poaching is increasing. from all
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point of view that save the rhino we've got three of the critically think ronna populations java. and the the black rhino so this fewer than one hundred of the job and. we need to support these critically endangered species because otherwise the same thing will happen to them poaching crisis is increasing we're seeing demand from places like vietnam china increasing but there is incredible work being done on the ground but we have to do more pushing you know has made this sub species go extinct or functionally extinct and we are seeing people really struck in the ranges on the ground trying their best but it's not enough we need to do more you know conservation is a extremely difficult complex human devil you have to look at you know the community level on the ground in africa or in asia you need to look at demand reduction in these countries can you do campaigns can change behaviors what can you do to bring everyone together science research all these things to stop poaching
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happening the nonprofit organisation water aid is warning that more people than ever before a struggling to find clean water close to their homes the group's annual report says six out of ten people now live in what's described as water's stressed areas eight hundred forty four million people need to walk more than thirty minutes from home to find drink of water nearly three hundred thousand children under the age of five die each year of diseases caused by dirty water inadequate toilets and poor hygiene but the report also highlights progress afghanistan has most improved its peoples a quick access to clean water the united nations hopes to make clean water available to everyone everywhere by twenty thirty while one of the many cities affected by lack of water is south africa's cape town thomas near the city a suffering with thirty thousand seasonal workers laid off and more may lose their jobs if it doesn't rain soon in the latest part of our series thirst malcolm way of
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reports from cape to it tom. as the water runs out in the monday buthelezi vegetables a dying she's among seventy thousand people who grow their own food in south africa's western cape province suffering the worst drought on record it's a disaster for us home gardeners because one of the reasons that we try and grow our own gardens well i'm employment for one we're trying to save as much money as we can so it's going to have a huge impact we would be forced to use the little money that we have to go and buy growing vegetables in sandy soil isn't easy at the best of times but it's a key food source for the many unemployed in townships like this one out in the countryside the large commercial farms are usually much more productive but the drought means jobs are on the line. this farm grows grapes for wine harvested down to the high as about a third of the people it used to. i'm standing in one of the farms reservoirs
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farmer says in twenty fifteen the water was almost at the top twenty sixteen it was about here twenty seventeen came down to here and this is all that's left the farm manager told us he needs substantial rainfall in the coming winter following from all its twenty years of never seen something like maybe five start farming up to bed differently i can save it for another year or two but i don't know i've never ever felt what a western cape home to twenty percent of south africa's agricultural production. wind fruits and grains from here are exported industry representatives say that drowns making it harder for the country to balance its books that doesn't only play against the agricultural economy in terms of the output that we get but it also plays a case on the trade balance side we're already seeing now that imports for example
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of wheat will be the second highest level the sizzix on record in south africa around about one point nine million tons of which that will need to be imported or that is because of the implications of this drought two hundred thousand seasonal workers are employed in the provinces farms their families depend on the income thirty thousand of already been laid off and without rain so will many more. malcolm webb al-jazeera western cape south africa. now again i'm fully back to bill with the headlines on al-jazeera saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman has met the u.s. president at the white house donald trump use large cards to illustrate the number of u.s. arms being sold to riyadh. the bradley vehicles it's the tanks one point two billion dollars and the p eight poseidon one point four billion
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dollars and what it does is it really means many many jobs we're talking about over forty thousand jobs in the united states so we're make the best equipment in the world is nobody even close and saudi arabia is buying a lot of this equipment. the chief executive of political consultancy cambridge analytical has been suspended after recordings were released of him boasting about the firm's ability to sway elections the london based companies accused of gaining an authorized access to the details of fifty million facebook users more than sixty civilians have been killed in the last remaining rebel held parts of syria's eastern ghouta after attacks by the syrian military and its allies thirty five others have also died after a rocket fired by rebels landed in a market in government controlled damascus police in the u.s. state of texas are responding to an explosion at
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a charity store in austin they are on high alert after a series of bombings in the state this month but say the latest incident is not related this comes after a package bomb filled with nails and shrapnel exploded at a fed ex distribution center early on tuesday. this was not an explosive device this incident is not related to any of the other incidents that we've had here in austin this was a military type ordinance that initiated in this person's hand and it did cause injury. and south korea's president says a three party meeting with the u.s. and north korea may be possible when jane is expected to meet north korean leader kim jong or next month the u.s. president donald trump has said he's also willing to meet his north korean counterpart in the near future you're up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next here it's a rebel education to stay with us. just. saying.
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