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no i'm fully back to go you are watching al-jazeera live from doha also ahead facebook executives will appear before the u.s. congress as their more revelations in the data breach scandal involving millions of users the death toll from syria's war rises in both damascus and the nearby rebel held enclave of eastern ghouta blasts at three way summit south korea's president suggests a joint meeting may be possible with the u.s. and north korea. saudi arabia's 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 saudi arabia but rights groups say those sales shouldn't be made to saudi arabia which is leading a campaign in yemen against with the rebels alan fischer reports from washington.
it was a looky. arrival for such a high profile visit the crown prince from saudi arabia did not go in through the 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 line the financial importance of the so did alicia's ship some of the things that have been approved and are currently under construction and will be delivered. so the 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 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
directly at course with iran and this sets the stage for a very dangerous and unpredictable environment there was no mention of the ongoing gulf crisis in the oval office a saudi led treated bargo against qatar has 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 agreed to ring this u.s. trip and he does so believing his relationship with the president is deep strong and mutually beneficial alan fischer al-jazeera at the white house. and shortly after the prince's visit to the white house the u.s. senate brok to 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 former u.s. ambassador to kuwait he says members of congress will want to highlight the saudi campaign in yemen during the crown prince's visit well in fact i think we've seen
already. from the u.s. congress regarding the actions of overseas in yemen you know i think the grandparents will certainly hear from members of congress the president who are focusing mainly transactional where resorts in the jobs that produce united states. is america first of all it's very likely that there was a message in the discussion itself in the congress about is this problem or think the crown prince is well aware. that there are a lot of people worried. in the market attention to humanitarian issues in europe in other world news facebook will brief the u.s. congress on wednesday over a scandal involving the data breach of millions of its uses cambridge analytic i
political consultancy based in london is accused of gaining an authorised access to the details of fifty million facebook uses the frameworks for donald trump's presidential campaign and the bricks of campaign in the u.k. his chief executive has been suspended has been secretly recorded boasting about the firm's ability to sway elections news of the scandal hit facebook says the company's stock fell twenty five 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 sonia gaggle reports from london. a virtual world with a very real moneymaking data trail users 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 with a whistleblower who works at 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. 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 that search warrant to get into the opera. and to get an order it was. 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 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.
and conducting fake news campaigns something facebook's accused of enabling and failing to tackle effectively sunny day ago london. 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 science by rebels landed in a market in government controlled damascus says happened in the area close to the front line in the fighting between government and rebel forces in a halter is following this story from beirut in neighboring lebanon. 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 the way 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 who 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 the immense human suffering is only going to get worse. 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 near future kathy novak has more from seoul. it's been about a two week since the u.s. 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 the article in the state news agency k.c. and they did not mention directly the possibility of meetings between kim jong il and either south korean president 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 cautious optimism in the lead up to the planned summit between the president 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 a tribute to sudan the world's last male northern white y. know has died at the age of forty five and as students are bad to march on washington to protest gun violence word of yet another school shooting this time in nearby maryland. 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 but warm down the iraqi plane but a breeze in beirut the tension 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 of bahrain and also qatar if anything 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 qatar but 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 full cost again not so much in the west and cable you mark the passing shower here but running through the heart of south africa they resells and botswana a really concentrating just west of jo'burg. when plonk in society opened up the space for him to get out but each is the european problem with that slow the cold and it's impossible for people to build a school or link up by people trying to take in one of the lead and if profundity stronger man or song woman will give you the growth of rejectionism it's called little because the ball goes in europe's forbidden colony episode to at this time on al-jazeera.
our top stories on al-jazeera saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman has met the u.s. president at the white house donald trump used launch card cards to illustrate the number of u.s. arms being sold to riyadh 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 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 a touch by the syrian military and its allies thirty five others have also died after a rocket fired by rebels landed in market in government controls damascus. now there's
been a six explosion in the u.s. state of texas it happened at a charity store in the city of austin but police say it does not appear to be related to a series of bombings in the state this month early on tuesday a package bomb filled with nails and shop now exploded at a fed ex distribution center two people have been killed 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 old military type ordinance that initiated in this person's hand and a dig cause injury john hendren has more now 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 a secondhand store that they say is now unrelated but that's just evidence of how tense this city is judgements 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 is a package at a fed ex location that was unexploded and 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 the white house says donald trump is not considering firing u.s. special counsel robert muller this follows a series of tweets from the president which criticize the investigation into
russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election last week melissa pain at the trump organization to turn over documents including some related to russia house speaker paul ryan says he's been assured money as job is not in japanese. saying in the us a student who opened fire on classmates in the state of maryland has died it's not clear whether the teenager shot himself or was killed by a school officer two says attack which have two others injured comes just days before thousands are expected to march on washington demanding tougher gun laws or castro has more from maryland. before the morning bell could signal the start of class 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 pulled 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 this 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 at the shooter the shooter died at a hospital police say they get to determine whether he shot himself or was killed by the school officer meanwhile terrified parents reunited with their children sit out the school to get an education. get calls their shooting people at the school. we're 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 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 it 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 ness it will be simple that children's lives are more important than gun. castro algis year at st mary's county maryland. and students from florida's marjorie stoneman douglas high school have criticized politicians for taking money from the national rifle association after it issued as 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 hourglass 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 myanmar's president has announced he is stepping down according to a statement issued on his official facebook page he didn't specify why his leaving the post but rumors of his poor health have been circling for months who took office in two thousand and sixteen is a close friend and ally of on santucci he'll be succeeded by a military nominated vice president until parliament confirms every placement to reuters journalists arrested in myanmar are back in court for the eleventh time since they were detained in december while own and choirs so all are accused of
having secret government papers why schools say the journalists are being targeted for their reporting on the crisis in the kind states. now a species of the rhinoceros is on the brink of extinction after the last male died in kenya vets end of the life of the northern white rhino cost so don when his health worsened catherine sawyer reports veterinarians at the old puja to conservancy in central kenya puts a gun 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 leave to reach and the last his life managing to stay clean off poachers who almost wiped out the entire population of north and white rhinos 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 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 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 white rhinos are the most endangered of this species the black rhino is also in grave danger all poached for the horn now more 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 lend to all of about ninety human ears he leaves behind his don't imagine and grand to them now the world's 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. with just two females left conservationists face a difficult task reviving the northern white rhino but efforts with other african rhinoceros 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 thousand nine hundred five but conservation measures have got the 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 there now number around twenty thousand kate ford is from save the rhino international she says demand for poaching is increasing. from all point of view to save the rhino we've got three of the critically think ronna populations job. and then 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 death but you have to look at 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 happening the nonprofit organization water aid is warning that more people than ever before struggled 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 stressed areas eight hundred forty four million people need to walk more than thirty minutes from home to find drinkable water nearly three hundred thousand children under five die each year of diseases caused by dirty water inadequate toilets and poor hygiene where the report also highlights progress ganesan has most improved its people's access to clean water well one of the many cities affected by
a lack of water is south africa's cape town farmers in rural areas near the city are suffering with thirty thousand seasonal workers laid off and more may lose their jobs if it doesn't rain soon in the latest spot of os thirst series malcolm way of reports from cape town. 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 on 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 great for wind harvest a down to the high as about a third of the people it used to. i'm standing in one of the farms reservoirs 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 soffit 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 solved without water 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 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 is 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 already been laid off and without rain so will many more. malcolm webb and western cape south africa. plan again i'm fully back to all with the headlines on al-jazeera saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin soundman has met a u.s.
president at the white house donald trump used knowledge costs to illustrate the number of u.s. arms being sold to we aren't the bradley vehicles it's the tanks one point two billion dollars and the p eight poseidon is 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 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 a london based companies accused of gaining an authorised axes to the details of fifty million facebook uses 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 a market in damascus 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 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 myanmar's president has amount to stepping down according to a statement issued on his official facebook page ten joe didn't specify why he is leaving the post but rumors of his poor health have been circulating for months cho who took office in twenty sixteen is a close friend and ally of she and 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 it comes after a package bomb filled with nails and shrapnel exploded at
a fed ex distribution center early on tuesday two men have been killed and several others hurt in five separate times. those are the headlines the listening post is up next on al-jazeera to stay with us. the benefit of saddam people so bad to see all. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. unexplained to tell us a russian domination second script how main stream media was going to speculate that russia was kind of a thing is when the people if your boss was like prostration that lowest point since the call coming from the time. hello i'm barbara sarah and you're at the listening post here are some of the stories that we're tracking this week the poisoning of a russian spy in britain sets off