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one month the police say this area is a red zone one of several in some townships. children sometimes the court in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walk to try to take. i lost my son looking weyland still years ago i also lost my there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several walking buses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards in twenty sixteen when he's revealed big girls from some as young as fifteen were trafficked to singapore to work as means it's illegal and cost the lives so why does a still continue in law abiding singapore want to win east on al-jazeera.
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al-jazeera. you're watching the news hour live from our headquarters in doha i'm coming up in the next sixty minutes allies of the u.k. lining up to expel dozens of russian diplomats over a nerve agent attack and. now russia is vowing to respond day one of egypt's presidential election it's not of who will win but what kind of mandate president sisi will have saudi arabia threatens to retaliate against iran after accusing it of being behind missile attacks from yemen and investigators say safety violations cause choppers to be trapped in the rush of more fire kill. more than
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sixty people. hello more than twenty countries have now joined britain expelling dozens of russian diplomats over the poisoning of the former spies scruple and his daughter in the u.k. it's thought to be the largest collective expulsion of russian intelligence officers in history so in the u.s. the russian consulate in seattle washington has been closed and sixty russians across the country have been ordered to leave including twelve diplomats attached to the united nations in new york more than fifty are being expelled by other countries most of them in europe almost all the countries say the russians they are expelling are actually spies ukraine which is a broiled in its own conflict with moscow is expelling thirteen russians moscow says it will respond in kind she over town see reports from washington. the trumpet
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ministration had said it would expel russian diplomats if its allies also did so in a coordinated action and on monday that coordination was revealed countries across western and eastern europe and canada joined the u.s. in the expulsions the british prime minister expressed hope gratitude international solidarity following what the u.k. alleges was a russian nerve agent attack on a former russian double agent and his daughter in an english town this is the largest collective expansion of russian intelligence officers in history. i have found great solidarity from our friends and partners in the e.u. north america and nato and beyond over the past three weeks as we have confronted the aftermath of the soulsby incident the russian ambassador to the u.s. expressed his concern the deal would she would never say union leaders that they meet again what the united states of america is doing today they are destroying what little remained of us russian ties i would add that all the responsibility for
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ruining russian american relations is on the united states of america. sloma however a different tone was struck on twitter the russian embassy asking the public for suggestions on which u.s. consulate to now closed in russia u.s. officials said there expulsions weren't just about standing with the u.k. but about curtailing russia's covert operations against u.s. national security they presented all of those being expelled from the russian embassy the seattle consulate and the u.n. as part of a pool of some one hundred agents moscow currently has in the country administration officials here said that with these expulsions some forty russian spies would remain in the u.s. but that russia's covert operations would be severely curtailed in all three statements from the white house the state department and the u.s. is u.n. mission there was unequivocal agreement with the u.k. that russia was behind the chemical weapon attack something that donald trump or sounded less convinced of in his statement so far she every time see washington.
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and earlier both washington and moscow as ambassadors responded to the expulsions of the twelve russian diplomats up the un i think you're seeing an increasingly. move of bad judgment by russia and when we see these espionage tactics that are taking place right here at the heart of the u.n. we can't have that and this is really not just us but multiple countries saying all of these actions have to stop this is not what we do. in any other place and it can't be acceptable for you to do this unfortunately russia is now being held accountable for a lot of things and they have a decision to make. that's very unfortunate very unfriendly wolf we would have all the diplomats. expelled from here at their local leave by the second by the secondly our u.k. correspondent born of the philips has more from more reaction from london. the
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british prime minister to reason may will be delighted with the response from western allies to this crisis she's worked hard to argue that this is not some bilateral spat between london and moscow which is precisely what the russians argue that it is and in a sense this coup for british diplomacy is all the more impressive given the context we're halfway through the difficult breck's in negotiations and relations between britain and its e.u. partners have often been strange and also donald trump is the american president in the white house and he's a president who is often seemed reluctant to criticize blood to be uprooted domestically to reason may has received something of a boost over the last year also especially when it comes to bracks it she's often appeared hesitant and happy even isolated and yet she's managed to project an image that britain still has some clout in the world that it has allies that it can
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depend on. the. three day presidential election as well underway where president i'm going to have sisi widely expected to win a second term he is running virtually unchallenged to have potential candidates either locked up or forced out of the race but are reports. a crucial moment for the band seeking reelection president. wants a comfortable win and a huge turnout among the nearly sixty million eligible voters his supporters see him as the only man capable of leading egypt at a time when the nation faces many challenges and i'm an empty. i couldn't sleep from all the joy just to come here and say yes to my motherland egypt i came here to say yes to stability and yes to development i came here to say yes to all
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military and. i will vote for sisi for the sake of the coming phase and i have a bachelor's degree in business administration and i feel like i have not given what i deserve and i feel that this coming phase of a great things but the election has been widely seen as a false potential rivals to c.c. have either been jailed or dropped out of the race after a campaign of intimidation the only candidate allowed to run is a staunch supporter of president sisi. whose leader of the centrist party told the media he doesn't want to challenge the authority of c.c. for critics. more than a candidate whose role is to give the impression of a legitimate election i don't think there's any question that it's a sham i'm not aware of any serious difference of opinion among you know political scientists or human rights groups or analysts i think that the point of the
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election is to demonstrate cc's power and his popularity this is why the government is pushing so hard for a high turnout if there's a low turnout it will be bad optics for the regime. president sisi will likely secure a second term but the general turned politician faces bouncing discontent over the economy and groups operating in the sinai peninsula the vote will last for two war days a strong turnout could indicate a growing trust in cc's leadership. or social media producer anderson pal reports on how the election is dividing opinion online well in the first day of voting we saw dueling hashtags trending on twitter across egypt the more popular one roughly translates to we are going to finish the journey it's encouraging people to turn out and vote over the next two remaining days and lots of people are
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sharing clips like this one of president sisi voting on monday. and scenes like this from a polling station in which this clip was shared on facebook certainly a family affair as you can see there. now on the other side of the spectrum another trending hash tag is pushing for a different kind of choice that translates to don't go down as in don't go down to vote now seven opposition parties and more than one hundred fifty politicians have called on egyptians to stay home this week these are some of the reasons why there's the sixty thousand detainees human rights groups say that's the number of political prisoners who've been rounded up or in many cases disappeared since the military coup in two thousand and thirteen there's also the iranian sonisphere islands that's the two islands that egypt agreed to give to saudi arabia this next one says that it's for our livelihood that's to highlight egypt's ongoing economic and social challenges and this last one is for what many see as
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a inability of failure to maintain security in the country there was a car bombing in alexandria on saturday that killed two people including a police officer that was a big topic on social media in the lead up to the vote but the government says it is working to address this issue egypt's military launched a new offensive against armed groups last week in several parts of the country and the egyptian armed forces have released this footage on facebook of guards outside polling stations to reassure the public they're promising to create a safe setting for egyptians to cast their votes now social media platforms remain available in egypt so we are able to get a variety of views from the arab world's most populous country on the same cannot be said for the news media within egypt because more than five hundred websites have been blocked in an ongoing crackdown on independent media rights groups say that this list these ongoing bans violate freedom of expression and run contrary to the egyptian constitution you'll see lots of cats are linked outlets on the list
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al-jazeera has been banned from egypt since two thousand and thirteen when the authorities started jailing its journalists accusing the network of links to so-called terror groups and for what the c.c. government labeled as pro muslim brotherhood coverage. now ken roth of human rights watch says these actions to silence critics in the lead up to the election show how repression and censorship do not translate into support and help president sisi is in his words running scared well one egyptian in geo worker responded to him saying that there are dozens of local organizations and hundreds of reporters monitoring this election plenty more ahead on the al-jazeera news hour including the ousted catalan president waits for a decision from germany on whether or not to extradite him to spain we'll tell you what a top fundraiser for president trump pasta do with the united arab emirates and cricket australia as investigators arrive in south africa after a ball tampering scandal as major sponsors threatened to end their relationship
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with the national t.v. . but first here with the fighters in northern yemen have warned they'll fire more missiles into saudi arabia unless the saudis stop bombing the country on sunday the whole thing sent several rockets across the border targeting airports in riyadh the incident is threatening to escalate the conflict in yemen as sama binge of aid reports i don't know. if the rockets rained down there were movements panic. this is what's left of a missile fired by hutu rebels in yemen which targeted the saudi capital riyadh on sunday. and the fragment landed on an island on the busy road. a better knowledge of seven ballistic missiles were intercepted by saudi arabia's defense
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multiple social media users posted videos of the u.s. patriot missile defense system used by the saudi military. at least one egyptian resident was killed in the intact as forensic teams collect evidence the saudi coalition is again blaming iran for arming the hooty fighters the cuts force who have operatives on the ground in yemen have helped the who are these and the yemeni armed forces to basically augment the capability of the missiles in order to make them more capable and they are who they say you know if you don't negotiate with us we will continue with more sophisticated weaponry more missiles being fired and there will be more dead on the side of saudi arabia which is something that can sustain these types of attacks continue despite the saudi coalition announcing in two thousand and fifteen that most of the route is ballistic arsenal was destroyed the objective is to continue to look for this guy and of missiles targeted destroyed. we believe that we destroy most of these abilities
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thousands gathered in the capital sanaa to mark three years since the saudi led coalition launched a military campaign to fight the who these in support of yemen's government just before the missile attack the hooty leader talked about his group's capabilities we . will use a long range drones which have excellent military capabilities we will activate the military institutions in an unprecedented way and open up more opportunities to recruit the children and men of our people to fight. the who he's of been sharing images of the destruction caused by saudi attacks in yemen they say their missiles are acts of revenge. these ten thousand people on all sides have been killed in yemen and millions more suffer in what the u.n. calls the worst humanitarian crisis in recent years and through all this the war continues some of the job aid out there. well meanwhile the u.n. is calling on the warring parties in yemen to stop blocking a delivery's the conflict has left the middle east's poorest country devastated
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priyanka gupta explains the human cost of a war that has now reached a grim milestone. it's been three years since the conflict in yemen began and it's led to what's been described as the was worst humanitarian crisis in march twenty fifteen saudi arabia and nine other countries launched a military operation to help yemen's government against iranian backed to the rebels cutter was part of the coalition until june of last year in the past few years the who these have managed to expand the control from their stronghold in sold out in the north down south including the capital sanaa but after three years of war the saudi led coalition hasn't really managed to push them back during the height of the offensive in twenty fifteen the operation was costing an estimated two hundred million dollars a day the u.s. gives to just echo an intelligence support to the coalition it is also the main supplier of arms to saudi arabia and the u.a.e.
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in the last five years saudi arabia has bought more than sixty percent of its weapons from the u.s. and the u.a.e. bought fifty eight percent of its weapons from the us as well amnesty international says there is evidence that this flow of arms to the saudi and coalition is having a devastating impact yemenis and here is why they have been more than six thousand civilian deaths since the conflict began about fifteen hundred of them were children the u.n. says the saudi led coalition airstrikes account for more than sixty percent of the civilian casualties the conflict has driven more than three million people from their homes more than twenty two million that's about three quarters of the population need to monetary assistance millions don't have access to safe drinking water and only huff of the health facilities remain functional there's a heightened risk of famine across much of the country with eight point four million people on the brink of starvation and there's a cholera outbreak that's been called the worst in modern history it's killed at
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least two thousand two hundred twenty eight people with more than a million suspected cases and now there are concerns the epidemic though contained could get worse in the coming months. there are reports that north korea's leader kim jong un is in china japanese and south korean media say a convoy with heavy security was seen in beijing on monday there are also reports that the same armored train north korean leader is used on trips to china was seen near the border neither beijing nor pyongyang has confirmed whether kim is in china but if true this would be his first official foreign visit since he came to power seven years ago. investigators say smoke alarms were turned off. where a fire has killed sixty four people there blaming a security guard for disabling the system exits were also illegally blocking the building in the city of camera four people have been detained including the head of
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the company operating the mall so in a whole reports firefighters have battled the blaze was by monday morning with most of the fire put out drone footage revealed the horrifying extent of the damage combustible walls and ceilings entirely collapsed where once they'd been cinemas and a children's play area they'd been full on sunday with families on a day out rushes investigative committee at work in the remains of the shopping mall in the siberian city of came out of a says a security guard had switched off the alarm system some fire exits were blocked and cinemas packed with children watching cartoons were said to be locked to stop those without tickets from sneaking in one person from an upper window was the only hope the emergency services in came out of a have confirmed dozens of deaths with some bodies yet to be recovered. leave
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the most difficult areas for us all the to collapse in the malls because they've almost entirely fallen through to the third floor now bit by bit we continue to remove the construction. witnesses describe children becoming separated from adults as the mall filled with choking black smoke survivors were visibly distraught this boy eleven years old jumped from a fourth floor window doctors say he's responding well to treatment but his parents and little sister didn't make it out. of course i'm shocked by what's happened nothing like this has ever happened before in camaro it's the first time and i feel so sorry for the people the children who were there this is terrible i'm speechless investigators say it's premature to discuss the cause but they have identified serious violations in the construction and use of the mall converted from what was once a factory for people including the mall's owners have been detained jonah.
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syrian government forces have regained control of nearly all of it until last month the area was the last rebel stronghold near the capital damascus the russian defense ministry says six and a half thousand people left southern towns. as part of an evacuation deal and there are now. then a whole lot of reports. bus after bus arrived in the rebel controlled province of idlib in northwest syria thousands of people transported across a divided country rebel factions surrendered their strongholds in eastern huta after what was one of the fiercest offensives launched by the pro-government alliance fighters their families and members of the opposition deported as part of a negotiated with. everything even the bunkers we were hiding in if we left the bunkers we would get killed by air strikes i can describe the
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situation we were in it was. almost two thousand syrians were killed and thousands were wounded in the attacks appeals for medical supplies for those trapped in a war zone went unheeded already there was a shortage of aid and medications because of a government imposed siege on the opposition area lesser from the. unfortunately the cases we received are very critical we also have cases of malnutrition as well as extremely sick people who couldn't receive proper treatment because of the lack of medications as a result of the siege more than ten thousand people have been displaced and not all are fighters some didn't want to risk arrest or be forced to join the army they left with whatever they could carry. we left our homes behind everything has been destroyed we left our history. we left all that behind because we are constantly.
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eastern huta has been under the control of the opposition since two thousand and thirteen not long after the government besieged the enclave. it wasn't only under siege came under fire for years it was always an important military objective for the government being so close to the capital but the pro-government alliance was busy fighting on many fronts and it was always just a question of time when it would turn its attention to the rebel stronghold. it has been one tragedy after another for syrians caught in what seems to be an endless conflict. we lived in bunkers our lives were in danger we left after the international community let us down. it live has become what some describe as a dumping ground over the years tens of thousands of rebels and their families who surrender territory to the government were sent here and there is little sign that they just like those who have been recently displaced well ever return to their homes to. beirut syria leone's hotly contested presidential runoff
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has been postponed until saturday the election had been scheduled for tuesday but was delayed by allegations of fraud in the first round my there is reports from freetown. protests outside sarah leone's high court as judges deliberated and then nullified an early order suspending the country's presidential election runoff. on this site a protest. asking for a recount of ballots in the last election. actually scott county. i am here are those who want to vote to boy. we want to see change in this country we want change which will allow our children to be able to go to school in fact we need a new government in order to change a country. to eventually the provoke protesters.
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on saturday a high court judge issued an interim injunction stopping the vote. the presidential election earlier this month has sharply divided certainly on many years say the country has not been this polarized since the end of the civil war in two thousand and two some of already started planning tribalism something that has raised concern among sort of the us and the international community. activist. politicians pushing the country to the edge it's basically everything. we could have done without the country. there's a lot riding on. the national electoral commission is now under pressure to deliver free and credible vote something several union school. relations. freetown still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour.
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angry protests forced the leader of britain's opposition labor party to apologize after being accused of tolerating and. growing dry pakistan is facing a crisis that could leave two hundred million people without water within the next decade in sport football's biggest teams gear up for the world cup i will be here to tell you more about that. hello there sometimes the weather from the air tells a bit of a story and that's what we saw over indiana you can see exactly where this snowstorm started and the area where we didn't see any snow we're told now we are
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going to see more wet weather across the region as we head through the next day or so but it looks mostly like it's going to be rain rather than snow across indiana his. system then pulling itself together working its way towards the east plenty of wet weather on not because that is feeding up the winds from the south it's actually quite mild in that area of rain is only over parts of canada really where we're going to see more in the way of wintery weather and as that system edges its way eastwards it will take the snow into the eastern parts of canada as well behind it it is a little bit cooler and there's more snow working its way towards the south as well say for some when you pick one degrees will be our maximum there and we also see plenty of snow we've had the towards the south with this little training area of cloud with us at the moment so for some of us over parts of the dominican republic has been rather gray recently few outbreaks of rain around more still to come as we head through chews day and i think there's generally going to be a few more showers around parts of the dominican republic and haiti even as we head through into wednesday for south america a lot of heavy rain here particularly down through the southern parts of brazil
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it's staying what. the consequence of. drug use are or. for that just doesn't go away. a little bit of true for the last couple years. in this whole mess. follows a group of the u.s. army veterans much are used by war. as they struggle to get their lives back shelter at this time on al-jazeera. and the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to full drive this one five years on the syrians still
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feel battered even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour more than twenty countries including the u.s. have joined britain by expelling dozens of russian diplomats in a coordinated response to the poisoning of a former double agent in the u.k. the british prime minister to resign may describes it as the biggest collective expulsion of russian diplomats in history. there's been a low turnout on the opening day of egypt's three day presidential election where
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president. is widely expected to win a second term he's running virtually unchallenged with potential candidates either locked up or forced out of the race the fighters in northern yemen have warned they'll fire more missiles into saudi arabia unless it stops bombing the country on sunday they sent several rockets across the border targeting airports in riyadh one person was killed and several others and you are. back to our top story the expulsion of russian diplomats worldwide we can speak to cohen he's a senior fellow with the atlantic council that's a think tank in washington d.c. joining us now via skype thanks very much for speaking to us on the news hour first what do you think the russian response is going to be to these expulsions they say they are going to retaliate. it's going to be at least symmetrical they're going to expel all together the number of the diplomats that their countries are expelling then they go so one up and close of missions or close.
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interest section stick close a british council before but what worries me is the only spiral circling. the. drain so to speak it's getting worse and worse this is the largest explosion since the cold war since the twentieth century and this is a pattern of behavior and dined and it that is very negative that puts russia in opposition to the west and i ask the question why why are they doing that it was georgia two thousand and eight your gray twenty four team syria twenty fifty and the answer is it's strength of the regime the russian people with all that voted ninety five percent for anti western parties and this circle the way mentality is very very dangerous all right well let me ask you this why do you think that all of
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these expulsions have taken place in such a coordinated matter and especially the united states expelling sixty diplomats really taking the lead on this doesn't really have to do with the script how the nerve agent gas attack on scribble on his daughter in the u.k. or are there other reasons here. there are number of reasons why you mentioned the poisoning with a nerve agent over russian intelligence officer that was officially ended over to britain he was not a defector he was exposed as double agent so he served his time in the gulag ninety years in bed apparently somebody killed it with a russian nerve agent to scare anybody who betrays the secret services of betrays russia but at the same time we heard just last week that the
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russians where temporary us through cyber attacks with of latin american infrastructure with nuclear reactors airports and other vital services and i think this response which targets intelligence officers it doesn't target regular diplomats as a rule so that is a strong message to the russians that you may lose more of the you make it basically a thing that would ideally how much do you think that putin actually cares about these messages and the message to especially coming from the united states when just last week you had president trump calling him and congratulating him over his election win in russia and then at the same time not so mentioning the attack in south korea when he did speak to him and then you have this message today with them expelling diplomats from from the united states so mixed messages there. yes it's message just got from probably different parts of the u.s.
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government there is established mint foreign policy bureaucracy and foreign policy establishment that views russia very very gravely there is mr trump who has a different view and this friction is going on truck. with really is being sort of dragged by the director see to become more anti russian to take a stand but the cooperation that's on their arrival of my cum pale as secretary of state when he is confirmed he's yet to be encouraged confirmed and john bolton his national security adviser is that going to cement a sort of more anti russian agenda going forward for the united states remains to be seen because mr macmaster probably was more identified with this establishment mr tillerson not as much like ok is known to have not only strong opinions about russia but exposure to
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a lot of information in history its capacity there of the cia but i want to add something else here and that is russian policy in the middle east extremely does disturb the lising dangerous for a number of countries with so what they did with syria we see what they're doing in support of the brainiest so in the middle east russia is playing a very dangerous game ariel cohen we'll leave it there we thank you for joining us and speaking to us from washington thank you top fundraiser for the u.s. president donald trump allegedly received millions of dollars from a united arab emirates political advisor last april and according to an investigation by the associated press george and that are got the money just weeks before he began handing out a series of large donations to u.s. politicians considering legislation targeting qatar kohan explains. thank you george nader is not well known in washington and not often photographed but he is
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closely linked to the leadership of the united arab emirates and now the associated press is reporting he is also linked to a top trump fundraiser businessman elliott brody according to the a.p. nader wired two point five million dollars to brody who sponsored a form where congressman ed royce spoke and called for cutter to be labeled a terrorist supporting state later brody donated the max contribution five thousand four hundred dollars to royce in total the a.p. says brody gave six hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions since he began lobbying against cutter at the time he didn't have any business dealings with the u.a.e. but in january he apparently signed a contract with the u.a.e. for more than two hundred million dollars there is no evidence he used the money from nader or the u.a.e. to make those campaign contributions but legal scholar bruce fein says he could still be in legal jeopardy even if you're not paid if you're operating on behalf.
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of a foreign country you need register even if it's volunteered services that you're trying to do something and it's obvious they're talking to the crown prince those highest levels and so there would be jeopardy is there whether he can prove a financial connection or not a search of the database the tracks for lobbyists does not indicate brody has registered for his part birdie told the he has long advocated tough position against cutter he reportedly filed a lawsuit on monday accusing cutter of hacking into his e-mail and leaking them to reporters charges cutter has denied his e-mails were given to the new york times and it appears to show a pattern of brody telling foreign leaders about his access to trump and then pushing them to sign deals with his defense company nader is reportedly cooperating with special counsel robert mueller and after these stories it seems likely miller might want to talk to brody as well. al-jazeera washington. an adult film star who alleges an affair with donald trump in two thousand and six says she was
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threatened with physical violence after first trying to go public with the story stormy daniels was real name is stephanie clifford said she was accosted by an identified man and told to leave trump alone charlotte bellus reports i realize exactly what i'd gotten myself into. in a highly publicized television interview adult film star stormy daniels detailed an alleged sick chilling concert with u.s. president donald trump more than a decade ago daniels whose real name is stephanie clifford is suing the president to avoid a non-disclosure agreement she signed for one hundred thirty thousand dollars days before the election you thought that there would be some sort of legal repercussions if you didn't sign up as a matter of fact the exact sentence used was they can make your life hell in many different ways she's already seen the links the trunk kemp was willing to go when
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she tried to sell her story in twenty eleven i was in a parking lot going to a fitness class with my infant daughter of it taking you know the seats facing backwards in the back seat diaper bag you know getting all the stuff out and a guy walked up on me and said to me leave champ alone forget the story and then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said it's a beautiful little girl would be a shame or something how much her mom and then he was gone. the daniels lawsuit and two others filed by a woman in the past week are the latest distraction for a white house mired in a special investigation about possible collusion with russia former playboy model karen mcdougal is suing to be released from an agreement she says requires her to keep quiet about an alleged affair she had with trump a decade ago and a new york supreme court judge ruled some observe all screwed move forward on a different nation lawsuit that claims the president six arrest her oh she was on
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his apprentice television show there's a huge potential for embarrassment on behalf of the president where he could be deposed you could have documents they could be released as part of this they could be embarrassing details that could get leaked from these lawsuits it could be a problem our civil trial could be huge spectacle accusations of inappropriate sexual behavior have dogged the president since his election campaign two months before the election in two thousand and five tape surfaced of trump talking about groping women. to do it you can do anything whatever you want. to do anything. still me daniel story goes one further alleging a cover up complete with physical threats allegations the white house says are without merit shall not dallas. a german court has ordered the all stood cattle on president to remain in custody while it deliberates
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a request to extradite him to spain. appeared in court monday a day after he was arrested travelling through germany trying to get back to belgium where he was in exile the court denied him bail saying he had a strong incentive to fly somewhere he could avoid extradition as wanted in spain on charges of sedition and rebellion following a referendum in october last year. turkey's president and the head of the european council have met in bulgaria in an attempt to improve relations ties have been strained since turkey's failed military coup in twenty sixteen donald. you is still waiting for answers to a long list of concerns including the jailing of journalists and turkish intervention in syria but rest of was upbeat about the meeting calling on the e.u. to foster a long term strategic partnership with turkey so. we truly hope that the stage of bad relations between the e.u.
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and turkey have been left behind i mentioned during our meeting that both sides need to work more actively and we discussed what we need to do you know to improve our relations. the u.k.'s opposition leader has been forced to apologize after allegations of anti semitism protests both for and against jeremy corbyn have been taking place outside the houses of parliament it's all based on a six year old social media post opposing the destruction of a controversial street florence leaks planes. now. claims of anti-semitism within the british labor party are by no means a novelty but it appears the jewish lobby in the u.k. part of which has ties to the party has had enough they took their complaints directly to labor members of parliament their argument being that they're made to feel unwelcome and not supposed to be the most progressive side of british politics that quote it just isn't. working together is take there's some precedents it stand
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the public think go on jeremy colvin finally suddenly charlie take some responsibility. for. this mural on a wall in east london was one thing the broad matters to a head portraying jews as rich tyrannical overlords wreaking havoc on the poor in a global conspiracy of any. sort of living you want to be. a labor leader jeremy corbin was forced to apologize after seeming to express his agreement several years ago for the sentiments in the mural. his apparent sympathy for hamas in gaza also in rage part of the jewish lobby. several of his staunchest followers like ken livingstone the film a matter of london have been accused of anti semitic opinions. according to jewish supporters insist that he and his party remain vigilant they've accused his critics of ignoring anti-semitism in right wing politics to smear the left wing labor
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leadership. it's certainly uncomfortable for a party leader who has for decades portrayed himself as the authentic voice and see racism to himself be accused of that very thing you must. oh god. himself will see it's as an unwelcome destruction but he's trying to focus attention on things like the british alsa us what happens to the u.k. alter it leaves the european. oh. the al-jazeera. pakistan's government is taking steps to avoid a devastating environmental crisis two hundred million people there may run out of water that's within the next decade leaders are being urged to build more reservoirs and improve an extensive network of irrigation canals built more than one hundred years ago come on haidar has more from sea all costs where farmers say their livelihoods are at risk. if another big.
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strike made on the outskirts of. grain is laid out in the shandra drive devoted to cleaning and polishing right exports of major foreign exchange. but all that may change because of water shortage gauge the production of cash crops that get it right then and we are in danger that rice mill owner who. fears for the future for me out of your mcmahon up on the water is very crucial for both technical and domestic use but that each passing day the families are facing border shortages which is affecting the agricultural sector at large and the gold which are to compute steps by building dams and reservoirs for its story it's a welcome to the water crisis in the country experts in the government's water resources research council a warning political leadership to act no other country would run out of water wouldn't day near a major tired. because the water is the same. the public the population
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increase requirement you sectored the domestics not the industrial sector the agriculture sector is going to end haas so we have to manage these problems tend to size the communities because normal individual one cannot solve this problem the goal near dangled the private sector the communities each have to realise this situation underground water sources are often unfit to drink because dave's been forging by excessive use of chemical fertilizer on farmland and unfair and fraud dumping of toxic waste industry pakistan is a country that has a growing population. increasing industrialization and that has felt we did increasing need for food so therefore create a stress on the agricultural sector pakistan government leaders are due to announce border policy sometime this year or doctors should be defended it may be too late
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too late august on it already feeling the effects of climate change what did experts in the country warn that if steps are not taken at the right dime a country called faith huge shortage of water by twenty twenty five and that of course will not only affect the concrete agricultural produce where did the backbone of the economy but also have direct consequences for millions of people across this country millions of chinese are already feeling the effects of water shortage because of what critics say it's poor planning on. the warning. and steps needed to a word. sheol court focused on. one of the oldest gun manufacturers in the u.s. has filed for bankruptcy shortly after millions of americans took to the streets calling for tougher gun laws remington outdoor company says gun sales have slumped
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sends all trump became president and the current political climate made it impossible to find new investors diane easterbrook reports. after millions marched across the us for tougher gun laws new york based remington outdoor company filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection remington is one of america's oldest gun manufacturers it built its first rifle in eight hundred sixteen and bows on its website of building america but the two hundred year old gun company which makes weapons for hunting military and law enforcement says it's burdened by more than six hundred million dollars of debt the eighty or so on your second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing and remington blames some of its money trouble on the election of donald trump anticipating hillary clinton would win the white house and push for tougher
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gun laws remington and other gun makers ramped up production expecting gun enthusiasts would stock up on firearms but that didn't happen with trump in the white house. the day after trunk was elected the stocks of these gun manufacturers actually took a big hit in the days following his election it has since come off pretty strongly as the revenues had done this is well there doesn't seem to be the political risk the political fear that regulation will be coming down but calls for tougher gun laws have been escalating since the mass school shooting last month in parklane florida gun control supporters are calling on congress to ban the sale of assault rifles and raise the minimum firearm purchase age i don't want congress to make sure they're going. to put more seats in our schools to help students. stead of ninety since the parklane shooting some retailers have limited gun sales
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and some banks have put restrictions on business customers that sell firearms remington says that climate made it impossible to find lenders that would finance its turnaround so it was forced to file for bankruptcy protection remington is the second american gun manufacturer to file for bankruptcy in the past few years diane nesta brooke al-jazeera. still ahead on the. sports news and slow stuns for a spaniard opponents in miami. well
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again time for the sports. thank you very much australia's major cricket sponsors say they're assessing their relationship with the national team as the fallout from the country's ball tampering scandal continues cricket australia's investigators have arrived in south africa to look into the circumstances also the incident that has shocked the country and cricket fans around the world mel who is in sydney with the latest there's no precedent in australian cricket for this sort of investigation so it's unclear what form it will take but there are no doubt many questions that need to be answered including what if any involvement the coach had in there also calls for further sanctions on the leadership team and we've been getting some mixed responses from people outside the sydney cricket ground on what sanctions should be should be replaced.
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fists knocked in an international. standard. but then again it's. just got caught not. just sort of. on this trillion sports commission said the players involved should have immediately been sent home and that there needs to be an overhaul of the culture within the sport we think that one of the good things that's come out of this situation is that the public has a very strong message to the leadership of the sport about where they brought along and what they consider to be totally inappropriate behavior and. those were in the green go. back to the conduct of. with the utmost integrity as the cricket australia investigation plays out here in the wake there are doubts about how much you can salvage the reputation of one of the most popular and underlies sports in the country the sports rule makers have also commented on the ball tampering
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incident m.c.c. laws manager phrases stuart says more needs to be done to tackle bad behavior on the pitch. certainly is m.c.c. we are going to look at it very closely our committee will will certainly be debating this in the coming months i.c.c. through their cricket committee they'll no doubt look at it and it may be that this is this is a moment where people say in the house enough is enough we we need to set the right example for the kids i think that's the most important thing that these people are role models and we got to get the kids who are going to be playing the game it's thirty years time go to get them you know being seeing the right examples i think it is really important fifa president jenny in a fun tino is promising a fair and transparent bid process for the twenty twenty six world cup so both governing body received a bit big from the two candidates on monday which they'll be looking through over the coming months before they choose the winning host in moscow in june a joint bid from the usa canada and mexico would be the first world cup held over
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three countries within that huge geographical area twenty three hopefuls will be whittled down to sixteen host cities and with a population of five hundred million across those three countries the bit is promising fifa ticket revenues of more than two billion dollars by contrast morocco's bid burke is came to highlight that it would be a compact tournament with each of the twelve host cities within five hundred fifty kilometers of the country's main international gateway of casablanca another major selling point morocco is pushing is its track record on security and a very a locum circulation in terms of how much it can make in ticket sales if less than half of that put forward by its competitors but when you consider the tickets would have to be price level have to be at an affordable level for local fans and that explains the difference. well as teams prepare for the twenty eighteen world cup
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one team who will be absent in russia the netherlands sent out a warning to the world that they're not spent force just yet the dutch hammered european champions portugal three nil in neutral geneva memphis to pyrite and babel and virgil van dyke all netted for the netherlands. meanwhile to taiwan champions uruguay have received a timely boost by winning the china cup they faced wales in the final on monday. striker edinson cavani with the only goal of the game for the year ago in their meats hosts russia saudi arabia and egypt in world cup group a in june while champions germany will be in action on tuesday they take on five time champions brazil in a high profile friendly in berlin the german system formed well since winning the wild card with victory at last year's confederations cup in russia brazil
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a much improved since the five met in the world cup semifinals four years ago when germany ran rampant seven one but the hosts a cautioning against similar expectations on this occasion commonly with the more. brazil of change during the last two three years reinvented themselves in a film their old strength back we're really happy to play opponents like that right now because we can learn stuff that will be important during the tournament. there'll be another battle between former champions when england face it silly in london england won the world cup in one thousand nine hundred sixty six and will be in the group g. in russia where they meet belgium panama and to near zero four times world champions italy failed to qualify for this year's event. i'm not sure they're in as much of a state as people would say. they were know the world cup because they would spring's group really ok they didn't quite get the playoff game right but they've
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got some good players and they were proud footballing nation. they won't come to wembley and roll over us with. tennis now and spain's fernando verdasco has made it through to the fourth round at the miami open but beat roger federer as conqueror the nothing kokkinakis of australia three six six four seven six was the final score their next stop for africa will be pablo cut in your post the spaniard both some made it through off to coming out on top of his third round clash against on seeded american steve johnson six four six four was the final score in the women's draw american sloane stephens has made it to the quarterfinals of the tournament steven the planes that got opinion what is that in straight sets six three fit for two or three. over the ball for now more later back in just a moment right here on al-jazeera where the morning you see you in minutes.
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