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a certain way of doing it your conscious intent to story and try out. stories of life. and inspiration. and series of short documentaries from around the world. that celebrate the human spirit against the odds. this ok it's ok. al-jazeera selects change makers at this time. celebrating a lucrative partnership as saudi arabia's crown prince meets u.s. president donald trump at the white house.
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this is al jazeera live from doha i'm fully back to go also ahead facebook 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 gota blasts a three way summit south korea's president suggests a joint meeting may be possible with the u.s. and north korea. 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 in large cards to illustrate the benefits of being sold to riyadh but rice will say those sales shouldn't be made to saudi arabia which is leading a campaign in yemen against with the rebels alan fisher has
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a report from washington. it was a looky rival for such a high profile. visit the crown prince from saudi arabia did not go in through the front door but soon find himself in the oval office and there us president donald trump addressing mainly a domestic audience took the opportunity to outline the financial importance of the sided relationship some of the things that have been approved and are currently under construction and will be delivered to city review 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 we have all this 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 on 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
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yemen which was also being discussed across time with some u.s. 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 in good 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
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directly at course with iran and sets the stage. for a very dangerous and unpredictable environment there was no mention of the ongoing gulf crisis in the oval office traded borrow against qatar has now been in place for ten months and donald trump has moved away from his offer to host talks for everyone i can't believe it mohamed bin solomon has a long list of things to be discussed debated and agreed to ring this u.s. trip and he does so believing his relationship with the president is deep strong and mutually beneficial as alan fischer i'll just leave us at the white house and shortly after the prince's visit to the white house the u.s. senate's blocked a resolution that would have prevented continued american involvement in the saudi that war in yemen the vote was fifty five to forty four jamal. is a saudi journalist and columnist he says u.s. saudi relations under the crown prince moving in the right direction when it comes to already kill is when it comes to education response to what was right no doubt i
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see him as a reformer and he says. we want more of him we want to order a political openness that will complement and reform do a lot of voices for the early but has become out really is we don't have much to president of all this is not really given much for tension going to the states and other western countries is very much in sort of vision with the social reform rocky slow because it's long overdue you also saw the departure from the radicalism that is not something now america's been demanding for the. for the last decade and he is delivering that it is good for us the people who vote for those dead on the wall so nobody is pressing for the country for right now. in other world news facebook will brief the u.s. congress on wednesday over a scandal involving the data breach of millions of its users cambridge analytic
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political consultancy based in london is accused of gaining unauthorized access to the details of fifty million facebook uses the firm works for donald trump's presidential campaign and the bricks it campaign in the u.k. its chief executive has been suspended he's 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 wife top how 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
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a little is accused of misusing the data of millions of facebook users we've had quite a few with a whistleblower who worked 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 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
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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 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
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proof to the social media giant has since hired a digital forensics to find out how the data was leaked and assurances that 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 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 over 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.
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and conducting fake news campaigns something facebook's accused of enabling and failing to tackle effectively sunny day ago al-jazeera london. ken goody is a senior fellow at the center for american progress he says further breaches a facebook use adot i can be expected i think the most alarming thing to learn about this particular incident with facebook is that it's probably not unique from what we've learned for the last couple of days from whistleblowers and investigations is that facebook basically built its business model from two thousand and seven on words about allowing app developers to use its platform and its services to design that harvested data from facebook users and the the one manner in which this particular incident with the app that was designed by the cambridge university professor and then that information was transmitted on to
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cambridge analytic the political consultancy is very similar apparently today sickly how hundreds if not thousands of apps were were developed for facebook and on facebook's platform and so what we could be talking about here is a systemic type of data transfer from facebook users to third party apps and then after it makes that transfer we just don't know at all what's going to happen to that data 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 government controlled damascus this happened in the school area close to the front line in the fighting between government and rebel forces in a hot air is telling the story from be able to neighboring lebanon. this is not the
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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 according to the government they have launched this campaign to recapture east and who took to eliminate this threat now the bombing that targeted the busy market in damascus. coinciding with renewed escalation in eastern huta the rebel pockets the rebel pockets in eastern huta coming under heavy fire over the past twenty four hours dozens of civilians are being killed continue to be killed in this ongoing campaign. the united nations is also warning that the immense human suffering is only going to get worse south korea's president says
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a three party meeting with the u.s. and north korea may be possible is expected to meet north korean leader kim jong il next month the u.s. president donald trump has said he's also willing to meet his north korean counterpart in the near future kathy novak has more from seoul. it's been about a two weeks since the us president donald trump said he would be willing to meet with the leader of north korea kim jong un and for the first time north korean state news media has referred to a sign of change in u.s. north korean relations and the article in the state news agency case c.n.a. did not mention directly the possibility of meetings between kim jong un and either south korean president monday and or donald trump but it did talk about this shift in the atmosphere and credited what it said was north korea's proactive measures the art article said that it was not because of a campaign of sanctions and pressure led by the united states that brought about the possibility of this meeting while here in south korea there is an atmosphere of
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cautious optimism in the lead up to the planned summit between the president monday and and kim jong un president moon spoke to a meeting of the preparatory committee today and said that there is a possibility of a three way summit between the united states north korea and south korea if the two other meetings go well he also laid out some of his goals for his meeting with kim jong un including of course denuclearization on the korean peninsula as well as peace but he also brought up the possibility of the normalization of relations between the united states and north korea which is interesting because of course there have been no diplomatic relations between those two countries and president moon also suggested there could be more economic cooperation between not only north and south korea but north korea south korea and the united states. still ahead on al-jazeera we are in one of new york's toughest neighborhoods to meet a community activist working to stop gun violence before it starts mass we meet the
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woman working to save to knishes ancient medina. the nice pink skyline spy the taj mahal. or as the sun sets in the city of angels. how do you still see snow on the tops of the mountains in afghanistan and that circulation this just disappearing off the screen has produced a fair amount of rain for most as well but it's dull get to wednesday eighteen degrees in kabul in the sunshine still cloudy to your east i suspect look to your west the sun is that blue skies back to tehran twenty six degrees here a bit warmer than the iraqi plane but a breeze in beirut the temps if anything is slowly rising that breeze comes up from the sacks we've had a fair old breeze coming down across the eastern side of iraq recently and it's brought dust with it to kuwait east and saudi rain and also qatar if anything
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that's a bit less breezy all directions change come wednesday pick up again come certainly temp she was about to close that is again around about the same in riyadh and hard of course in western society skies generally clear apart from that and suggestion or hint of dust we have recently seen some pretty decent showers in south africa and then back in the forecast again not so much in the west and passing shower here but running through the heart of south africa they resells in botswana a really concentrating just west of jo'burg. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost possible in number happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there people that there are
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choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. our top stories on al-jazeera sanji arabia's crown prince mohammed bin simon has met the u.s. president at the white house donald trump used launch cards to illustrate the number of u.s. arms being sold to riyadh the chief executive of political consultancy cambridge analytic and has been suspended after recordings were released of him boasting about the firm's ability to sway elections london based companies accused of
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gaining an authorised 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 in syria after a time by the syrian military and its allies thirty five others have also died after a rocket fired by rebels landed in a market in a government controlled damascus france's former president nicolas sarkozy's being held by police over allegations these two thousand and seven election campaign was illegally finance in part by then libyan leader moammar gadhafi investigators are looking into claims that gadhafi gave saul cosey as much as sixty million dollars when he was running for office sarkozy denies any wrongdoing natasha butler 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 he left office amid allegations that his presidential
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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 last 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
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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. we are the facts yes yes gaddafi pates a cozy it paid for the complain he paid for other things it's not my problem. tacky dean's accusations helped end sarkozy's third presidential bid. some soldier is probably what a disgrace a university 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 other corruption cases but so far police haven't established a direct link between the former president and any illegal libyan money foreign
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campaign funding is banned in france nicolas sarkozy has always denied receiving any illegal funding formula known to the news he has accused his opponents or the political smear campaign now that he has retired from politics it will be harder for him to use that line of defense convincingly potential bottler al-jazeera paris . the white house says donald trump is not considering firing u.s. special counsel robert mueller this follows a series of tweets from the president which criticize investigation into russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election last week melissa subpoenaed the trump organization to turn over documents including some related to russia house speaker paul ryan says he's been assured miller's job is not in jeopardy meanwhile the u.s. president has phoned his russian counterpart vladimir putin to congratulate him on his reelection for a fourth term the two also discuss arranging a meeting i mean heightened tension over alleged russian election meddling
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political gain has anita's from washington. u.s. president donald trump took the opportunity during his meeting with the crown prince of saudi arabia in the oval office to announce that he had called russian president vladimir putin to congratulate him on his election victory he said that the two would be meeting very soon to discuss issues such as syria ukraine north korea and what he called an arms race as you know he made a statement that being an arms race is not a great thing that was right after the election one of the first statements you made and we are spending seven hundred billion dollars this year our military a lot of it is that we are going to remain stronger than any other nation in the world by far now this is notable because of how few was turned leaders have made similar phone calls to the russian president senator john mccain put out a pretty scathing statement he says this is something the american president simply do in his words they don't congratulate dictators for sham elections he went on to say to do so insults all of the russians who are denied their chance to vote in
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a free and fair election asked about that at the white house the white house spokeswoman sara sanders so that it's important for the u.s. and russia to be able to talk about important issues she went on to say that she wouldn't characterize whether or not the elections in russia were free or fair saying that it's really not for the u.s. to tell other countries how to run their elections as for alleged russian interference in the u.s. election she said that didn't come up neither she says did the poisoning of the former russian double agent in the united kingdom along with his daughter again not a topic for discussion on this call now mass shootings in the us attract headlines worldwide and prompt a national debate about gun control but crime in new york is at a seventy year low police say one reason is because of a community based program that has little to do with law enforcement christensen only has more from south bronx. so if you know anybody that need any help they may act like nosy neighbors we need to talk to these kids about the bully and gladys
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brooks and her team are part of a concerted effort to reduce shootings in one of new york's toughest neighborhoods well we come from boston. pharmacy on one sixty fifth street the team of so-called violence into raptors consists of the local residents many have had their own run ins with guns of the police like eric farmer whose brother was shot and killed by a police officer or james rivera who oversees the team and was once an active gang member the reason we get it from reason is because we're from the same community the people dollars they've all that they're sharing information to people that are just that the soldiers that we want to make the safe for those not about incarcerated anybody or about punitive stuff it's about making the community safer interrupt yours monitor social media and check in with anyone they think might be contemplating pulling the trigger the team canvasses the neighborhood three to four hours a ship just talking to people last week a shooting took place here and the suspect hasn't been caught so they're focused on
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the victim and his friends and making sure that they don't retaliate. gladys who began this work in an effort to keep her own son from becoming a victim says it's getting people to think about the consequences of their actions they trust that we're not going to tell the police that this one did that this one did that because that's not our goal of the goal is to pull people off. and a recent study shows they are making a difference not only in terms of fewer shootings but also in improving community relations with police new york's police commissioner has given the city funded program credit for helping reduce the crime rate to its lowest in seventy years we're proving that when the public and police work side by side we can make positive lasting change in our society shootings are down citywide but even more so in neighborhoods canvassed by. islands interactors resulting in safer streets and a program that has been replicated nationwide christian salumi al-jazeera south
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bronx. thousands of resilience continue to hold rallies in memory of councilwoman mariella frankel a murder after a week the protesters in rio de janeiro are demanding answers franco was a prominent rights activist who fought against police brutality she and her driver were killed in a drive by shooting on march fourteenth. venezuela's president has accused the united states of persecuting his country nicolas maduro criticized present donald trump's decision to ban americans from using venezuela's new crypto currency called the petro they don't feel that it's a good film i denounce the persecution illegitimate illegal and absurd of the imperialist government of mr donald trump against the people of venezuela the financial monetary criminal persecution but besides that i denounce it to the world and i ask for the solidarity of the people of the world i also tell the venezuelan people men and women of my country petro won't be stopped by anyone venezuela won't
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be stopped by anyone and we are going forward with the petro long live the petro of venezuela to tunisia now where many fear too little is being done to care for its rich cultural heritage ancient buildings have fallen into disrepair watch additions and crafts being lost to history now one entrepreneur has taken it upon herself to try and tackle a part of the problem and went to meet her in tunis for layla there is no place more in chanted when she discovered this house several years ago it was a transformative event the first time i walked. i know it sounds funny but it felt like the burden was talking to me. layla who is passionate about preservation worried that not enough was being done to protect tunisia's cultural heritage so she bought the property which was built in the seventeenth century and
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decided to turn it into a hotel the datta been gusen is located in the medina of tunis a unesco world heritage site every corner has a story of. gypsum carving the world's kind of. everything is how. the entrepreneur says the restoration process was extremely difficult but she was determined now she puts money back into her community so that other spaces can also be restored and more jobs can be created. there are thousands of. products. especially with. purchasing power is increasing tourism in the. decreasing lots. a growing number of tunisians say the medina which is considered the historic heart of the country's capital is falling into disrepair while its narrow streets still contain
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a rich sampling of tunisian artistry and craftsmanship vendors are growing concerned down one of the alleys plies a trade he inherited from his father and grandfather making traditional tunisian cheese she adds his family has owned and operated this business for close to one hundred years to keep that ashes shia when you see it somewhere in the ward it's like you are seeing the tunisian flooding because of how it exists only in tunisia like many other merchants here struggles to get by. he also worries an important piece of tunisia's cultural past may be slipping away from a swirl incident there used to be lots of other shops around here now as you see they are all closed not that many people are active anymore in this field. but not all hope is lost and not all traditions are being forgotten in another part
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of the medina tunisians come together in a colorful celebration of the past this is an example of our heritage is important to tunisians today is the national day of traditional dress as well it's a day when men and women young and old gather in the medina they march through the old city's alleyways and wearing their country's traditional attire. here generations of tunisians are attempting to build a better future on the foundations of their shared heritage mohammed gentleman does either tunis. hello again i'm fully battle with the headlines on al-jazeera saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin sound that has made say u.s. president at the white house donald trump used notch cards to illustrate the number
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of us 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 dollars and what it does is it really means many many jobs we're talking about over forty thousand jobs in the united states that would make the best equipment in the world is nobody even close. to 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 authorised access to the details of fifty million facebook users more than sixty civilians have been killed in the last remaining rebel held parts of eastern gotye in syria after a time by the syrian military and its allies thirty five others have also died
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after a rocket fired by rebels landed in a market in government controlled damascus police in the us 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 filled with nails and shrapnel exploded at a fed ex distribution center earlier on tuesday two men have been killed and several others hurt in five separate attacks. 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 initiated in this person 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
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kim jong un next month the u.s. president donald trump has said he's also willing to meet his north korean counterpart in the near future those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next here it's a stream to stay with us. facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were living in a special place the so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on the talk to al-jazeera at this time. hi emily could be allowed to endure in the streamed 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.


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