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al-jazeera. are watching the news hour live from headquarters. coming up in the next sixty minutes a u.s. judge rules that saudi arabia can face lawsuits from families who were accused of helping to plan the nine eleven attacks another departure from the trumpet ministration the president has just fired his veterans affairs secretary a south korean delegation heads north to a truce village for talks they hope will be boosted by a historic meeting in beijing. paradise lost the mozambicans who accuse a chinese company of almost destroying their village by mining too much sound.
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hollow aid u.s. judge has rejected saudi arabia's bid to dismiss lawsuits which allege that it helped plan the nine eleven attacks the court in manhattan found that it has jurisdiction to hear the cases which have been filed by victims' families the saudi government has long denied involvement in the a tie. which hijacked planes crashed into new york's world trade center the pentagon and outside washington d.c. as well as into a pennsylvania field nearly three thousand people died at the time mike hanna covering the story joining us from washington d.c. so this is a development in what's still likely to be a lengthy legal process like. a lengthy process indeed the judge george daniels has ruled that he does have jurisdiction to hear argument against saudi arabia's alleged involvement however he does not have jurisdiction to seek any financial.
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penalties against the businesses or other financial entities the same judge routed through the caves out of the courtroom back in twenty fifteen but what the difference is between then and now is an act in twenty sixteen passed by congress the justice again sponsors of terrorism act which allows u.s. citizens to bring action against foreign states even though they are not on the list of terrorism of the state department so the judge now says that this argument can go ahead he will continue to hear the case but they're likely to be a number of appeals against his judgment there is also likely to be ongoing legal argument against that justice against terrorism act which was opposed by the obama administration at that particular time so still a long road to go here so or so what are the next immediate steps then after this
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ruling. well that depends on when the appeals come the judge has basically ruled yes i will hear argument on this matter he will now set a date for that argument to begin there may be appeals coming before the actual court reconvenes to hear further evidence one must also notice world that the counsel for the defense has already strongly argued that the nine. commission found that although there may have been some financial involvement by saudi companies companies the saudi government was in no way associated or sr the nine eleven attacks now that the defense argues will be brought in as evidence in the case must also be noted that the judge was slightly disparaging of the plaintiff's claims back in twenty fifteen so a lot remains to be seen in terms of whether the appeals come when the appeals come and what many of these appeals will take at the same time the judge will decide at
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what date he will begin hearing that case all right mike hanna reporting from washington thank you let's stay in the united states because president donald trump has fired yet another senior member of his team veterans affairs secretary david shelton is the latest to go he's the second cabinet secretary to leave over eighty travel expense controversy well trump jumped on to twitter to say that he wants the white house physician to take over the role this is what he said i am pleased to announce that i intend to nominate highly respected admiral ronnie l. jackson m.d. is the new secretary of veterans affairs in the interim the honorable robert wilkie of you will serve as acting secretary i am thankful for a doctor of david chalke and service to our country our brand is following this story joining us out of washington d.c. so tell us more about why exactly the veteran affairs secretary was fired.
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well you know shelton resigned after months and weeks of speculation that he was on the outs with president trump and we've seen that president trump likes to follow the practice of sort of letting senior officials who he has lost favor with his he has lost confidence in i should say sort of dangle slowly in the wind for a while before finally forcing them out of office and case he had some expensive european travel with his wife that really appear to be more like tourism than official business is and it was of course all on the taxpayers' tab he also left or required some of his official aides to run personal errands for him and there was grumbling in conservative circles about can not moving fast enough with their goal of partially privatizing the veterans affairs administration now running jackson the doctor is going to replace him has no obvious. experience in
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running a huge bureaucracy and the veterans' affairs department is actually the second largest department in the u.s. government second only to the pentagon but he did give a very positive and rosy prognosis about president trump's health back in january after the president had a physical exam and this was at a time when a lot of commentators were raising questions about trump's physical and mental stamina so. running jackson seems to have made himself garnered some points with the president with that performance and we're saying he's yet another member of the trumpet ministrations team to be fired or have resigned rob i mean what does all of this tell us about the high level job turnover in an trump's administration. well there in let's sort of recap here trump has fired one secretary of state. two national security advisers one senior economic adviser health secretary
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now a veteran secretary as well as numerous other white house aides including the white house chief of staff last year so this is a level of churning and job turnover that is really unprecedented in any previous administration of the president is said to like people that he personally gets along with who agree with him and he can be friendly with him and he also likes people who he thinks perform well on television particularly on the conservative network fox news all right thank you two days after the historic meeting between the chinese and north korean leaders a delegation is now on its way from south korea for talks and a truce village inside the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries they left so long ago they're expected to finalize the details of cames meeting with the
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south korean president. next month or earlier china's government said kim jong un expressed a willingness to get rid of his country's nuclear arsenal when he met president xi jinping in beijing here's our china correspondent adrian brown. this was a diplomatic triumph. u.s. president donald trump now the first leader to beat kim jong the. chinese state controlled media waited until kim was back home before confirming what officials to try to so hard to deny just today. in the great hall of the people kim and his wife were welcomed like old friends appearance is important at times like this she opted for a business suit whereas kim stuck to the look favored by his father and grandfather the wives of both men were present during most of the photo opportunities. visits
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like this are all about symbolism for she it served as a reminder that china still holds sway over its neighbor and intends to be at the center of diplomatic efforts to achieve a nuclear free korean peninsula. it's not clear what made him come to beijing or indeed what incentives he may have been offered to do so but china remains north korea's only real friend and ally so it's fair to assume the president xi jinping might want to know what kim's negotiating strategy will be during his upcoming summit with president trump. and kim's visit made it possible for china to know what north korea will be talking about to south korea and the united states in its discussions on denuclearization china has also learned what north korea demands will be which will help china. it's a visit that would have seemed unimaginable just a few months ago where north korea was ignoring chinese appeals for restraint at an
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exhibition showcasing some of china's technological achievements the message appeared to be we can help you with all of this if you behave. china's leaders are fond of metaphors that a lavish banquet she told his guest that in the beautiful season of spring everything comes to life kim replied i believe our meeting will yield abundant fruit that could mean making good on his commitment to give up nuclear weapons the fruits of spring were apparent in the garden of the state guesthouse where friendship also seemed to blossom she accepted an invitation to visit north korea and told him he was welcome to visit china again the visitors left happy adrian brown al-jazeera beijing we can now speak to hand park he was a mediator in talks between the u.s. and north korea and he helped arrange jimmy carter's trip to pyongyang for negotiations during the clinton administration he's joining us by skype from the
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u.s. city of atlanta thanks very much for talking to us on al-jazeera what message do you think that came is sending to the u.s. president donald trump by going to beijing and meeting with the chinese president. the message is quite success people are often. done or can experience my own people who are very military state and harsh. we're going to tutor. in north korea is reality iran north korea doesn't want to be tackled by the united states. including china india equation you know i don't know that you've got a security alliance agreement. that. you ninety a straight jacket with china will be compelled to be drawn in to the that's
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what do you want it to go far industry i think they discussed that i don't think they discussed too much about the nuclear ization at something jim when. the international but the problem it's not that simple is so green one thing and actually improved in all the process it's all been better insulation it's something else mr han park i'm afraid i'm just going to have to jump in there because we are having some technical issues so i will leave it with you there for now but we thank you very much for speaking to us albeit very briefly on al-jazeera thank you. plenty more ahead on the news hour including a prison riot kills several people in venezuela distraught family members say it's suffocated and spills over in the democratic republic of congo after rebels
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carry out deadly attacks and. coming up in sports australia's disgraced cricketers steve smith and david warner are handed their punishment. polls have closed in egypt's three day election and few doubt that president arafat has sisi will have a landslide victory voters were given an extra hour to cast their ballots aspire for an effort to boost turnout as has some how about a report some egyptians have been promised money for their ballots yet. go and you will immediately be paid the equivalent of three dollars an ounce because of bribes to egyptians to cast their ballots as government fears of a low turnout grow state media police and officials. to try and prevent
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embarrassment. trucks distributed sugar and cooking oil in poor areas business plan office people free rides to go to polling stations. the government's using the carrot as well as the stick to boost turnout it just shines choose to stay way risk being fined. for whatever abstains from casting his vote with no justifiable reason faces a fine of twenty eight dollars it's our duty to ensure the law is implemented a country that respects the law president of the fatah has sisi has bit for reelection is almost unchallenged fear is a low turnout will be widely seen as a sign of growing discontent among the people senior army officers visited polling stations across the country they insist the election went smooth and the turnout is
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higher than reported by the media. but even if the turnout is low sisi is expected to trounce his opponent. the little known politician who announced his bit of a. last minute sissy's sat for an easy win but is likely to face many challenges during his second term could dismiss claims by c.c. supporters who say he's the right man for egypt and he's helped improve the economy some analysts say the vast majority of egyptians was the biggest challenge for him right now i think is the economy if you look at some of the macro level indicators like g.d.p. and foreign reserves things seem to have improved for for egypt over the past two years particularly since they enacted tough economic reforms encouraged by the
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i.m.f. but on the micro level life for the average egyptian has actually gotten a lot more difficult because inflation has increased dramatically presidencies he said repeatedly that if we elected it's going to be his final four years. but he's already pushing for constitutional changes to pave the way for the general turned politician to run for a third term. or social media producer and looks at how the elections been talked about online the turnout in this election is being closely watched for an indication of egyptians trust in the president local media dominated by pro-government voices have portrayed voting as an obligation and the only way to prevent foreign forces from sowing instability regardless of the choice of candidates many egyptians voted to carry out a basic civic duty that's up to the full but we have to cast our ballot we have to
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express our opinion and make a difference we've seen our neighbors suffering instability and turmoil but we have stability thank god the most important thing. forty seven point five percent of eligible voters participated four years ago handing sisi his first election victory with nearly ninety seven percent of the vote if you were voters participated in the last election in two thousand and fourteen compared to twenty twelve when mohamed morsy became egypt's first democratically elected president egypt's election authorities said sisi received ten million more votes in twenty fourteen then morsi did in two thousand and twelve so forty seven point five percent in twenty fourteen fifty two percent in two thousand and twelve but check out this number from two thousand and five only twenty three percent of eligible voters cast ballots in that race when former president mubarak faced a challenger from the gods party that's the same party as cc's only challenger mustafa mussa now pop culture has played a role in getting people to vote this week and many of the prominent pro-government hashtags for the election featured videos of people dancing outside polling stations playing songs by popular artists encouraging people to participate this
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song. or good omen was released for the twenty fourteen election but it continues to be played outside many polling stations this week it's a massive hit that's racked up more than two hundred and eighty six million views on you tube. and it appears that american election observers became hooked by the catchy tunes as well several videos of u.s. officials dancing outside polling stations have gone viral on egyptian social media that's something that's hurt some online observers a cairo based writer and filmmaker here calling it a celebration of the unopposed triumph of a military dictator and while the u.s. embassy in cairo says that as americans they are very impressed by the enthusiasm and patriotism of egyptian voters you have commentators such as while eskandar who say that western complicity and partnership in the crimes against the egyptian people are the most important story about the elections. gunmen have attacked
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a hotel in central mali killing at least one person and injuring two others it happened in the town of. five men reportedly approached the entrance and opened fire witnesses say a soldier and two hotel workers were hit. ok some people are dead and others are missing after a rebel attack in the northeast of the democratic republic of congo it happened on the outskirts of the city of beni in a region beset by violence involving the allied democratic forces armed groups and people living there say the government has abandoned them marianna honda has more. of a because soaking has had enough of broken promises promises of protection promises from the congolese president that the killings willing and you must. come take our houses have them since you're unable to protect us your priority is to look after the rich not us poor people you have to fill your contract killing us just do what you want now we're tired of this killing us. home is
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a burnt out ruin and two members of his family a deed after elijah democratic forces rebels attacked a village of cacique in the middle of the night residents put up barricades but not for protection this isn't protest i.d.f. rebels have killed more than fifteen hundred people in the region and less than four years they accuse president joseph kabila of failing to protect them and one u.n. peacekeepers and the congolese military to keep them safe let me stop on a limb and said that the army general was here last night and then the enemy came to kill us how do we explain the situation someone needs to tell us president kabila has filed in the us by building plans he's succeeded in its plans to kill civilians. the rebel group was formed in neighboring uganda back in the ninety's eventually moving to the d.s.c. after a failed bid to turn uganda into an islamic state the brain india sees the room
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good national party the twenty years but it's in the last four that they have cemented they refute taishan for brutality killing hundreds of civilians as well as mess rape and recruiting child soldiers. around four and a half million people have been displaced by fighting with rebels as well as into rhythmic violence seeking refuge in camps like these the united nations describes the situation in the democratic republic of congo as a forgotten crisis so serious and on such a scale that the un's humanitarian chief visited just two weeks ago to get the world to take notice the u.n. warns millions will starve if they don't get help but president kabila is grappling with his own crisis they've been antigovernment protests after he refused to give up power when his two terms in office came to an end two years ago the catholic
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church holds a lot of sway in the d.s.e. and church leaders have called on the faithful to keep up the pressure on kabila to hold promised elections but as long as the political turmoil continues there is little prospect of security and stability improving maidana home and al jazeera. there are conflicting reports about who's in control of the northern syrian town of product turkish troops have been closing in on it since taking the city of free and from the kurdish y p g ten days ago the turkish president. says his forces will continue to move east as far as members to push out why p.g. fighters whom he calls terrorists cinemark us of all who has more from istanbul. turkish officials have told me that white beaches withdrawing from tel rafah but they underline that there is no military operation as an offering on the other hand why p.g. has denied all these statements that they are withdrawing from tel rafah the town
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which they cured from the syrian opposition groups in early two thousand and sixteen what we understand is that there is a deal between russia and turkey over this strategic town of northern aleppo but this time told her father is going to be more different compared to our friend because often there were boots on the ground at the f.s.a. and the turkish military but in tell her father it is more about diplomatic and political talks between two sides both russia and turkey also turkish foreign ministry undersecretary who will be in washington d.c. or the march thirty to talk about violator of the issues and also about going operations in northern syria so probably we are going to be hearing more detailed information within the coming days about the strategic town of northern on that it is very strategic for all parties in syria because it is a strategic transition straight across syria so if you take tel referred to under
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control you are controlling the east west route also the area between aleppo and. elsewhere syria's military is preparing for a final push to take what's left of the rebel held areas in eastern a vote on your damascus the army says. and launch an offensive on the northern town of duma unless the rebel group which controls it agrees to surrender to the south buses carrying civilians and fighters have left for hama province as part of it in vacuum deal brokered by russia they've arrived in the town. where the sickest and most vulnerable people have been getting medical treatment the man accused of killing six muslim worshipers at a mosque in eastern canada last year has changed his plea twenty eight year old alexander based on that originally pleaded not guilty to six counts of first degree
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murder and six of attempted murder the former university student now admits he is his guilty to avoid a trial based on that storm that came back islamic cultural center in january two thousand and seventeen and shot at people who had gathered for prayer as he faces the police twenty five years in prison shares of the online retailer amazon has dropped sharply following reports that the us president donald trump is looking to change the way the company is taxed stocks fell by as much as seven point four percent wiping more than fifty billion dollars from amazon's market value at one stage they recovered somewhat after a white house officials said they were unaware of any specific policy changes relating to amazon. well u.s. prosecutors say there were about to show links between the trim campaign for the presidency and russia for people have so far pleaded guilty as a result of the investigation led by robert mueller and one of them is due to be sentenced particle haim has the latest. in just
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a few days alex vendors will walk back into the federal courthouse to be sentenced his crime lying to investigators and special counsel robert miller's probe into potential collusion between the truck campaign and russia his sentencing documents lay out for the first time the clearest connection yet between russia and the campaign it details conversation between former trim campaign aide rick gates and someone labeled a person a investigators a person a has ties to a russian intelligence service and had such ties in two thousand and sixteen it goes on to say the bender's one admitted that he knew of that connection stating that gates told him person a was a former russian intelligence officer with the g.r.u. gates is also pled guilty and is cooperating with muller telling him all about the conversations that happened just months before the election a lawyer vendors want work with gates and former campaign chairman paul mann of ford on a report that was meant to legitimize the prosecution of former ukrainian prime
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minister yulia tymoshenko concerned that they could face charges over two thousand and sixteen then there's one now admits he recorded phone calls and destroyed e-mails when caught by miller he confessed says he shouldn't be shown leading n.c. for eventually telling the truth and urges the court to impose a large fine same vendor swann can afford it his father in law is a prominent russian oligarch with close ties to the russian president attorneys for venezuelan say he should be spared prison arguing he's been stuck in the u.s. hotel for the last few months without any good friends or family they say that should be punishment enough investigators though painted a pretty harsh picture for the judge they'll find out next tuesday he could face up to five years in prison or up to a two hundred fifty thousand dollars fine. al-jazeera washington still have in this news hour. a chorus of discontent we look at bolivia battling with chile for coastal land. france
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honors the police man who gave his life to save a hostage. coming up in sport peter will be here to explain what happened at the two wars that door salander and road race in belgium details coming up a little later. welcome back as we look at weather conditions across the americas we've got a very active front across southeastern parts of the united states as giving some heavy rain and along its length who got some significant thunderstorms and certainly possible that we're getting in towards that time of the year that we could see some tornadoes developing as well behind it cold air chicago there struggling seven degrees and across the west well things looking to be quite remote little bit of snow over the rockies but otherwise fine some francisco looking at
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highs of twenty one degrees through into friday more snow across northern areas into western parts of canada and this is system moves further towards the east you can see on its northern edge again we do develop some snow some heavy rain for new york for the size dry conditions pushing into atlanta later on in the day for the caribbean recent weather conditions generally looking pretty good at the moment showers few and far between but of a breeze in the bahamas keeping temperatures just into the mid twenty's rather an upper twenty's but for most of the island you're looking about thirty degrees as i shower is few and far between up through the isthmus cherry bright conditions patchy cloud around but the yucatan peninsula should be fine and dry on friday and then into south america showers more or less where you'd expect some heavy downpours impartial colombia ecuador for the south brighton one is aries with highs of twenty seven. a conflict standing seven years. humanitarian
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disaster displacing more than half a nation. alleges your world meets the children who have become victims of serious of a war. i am a syrian child on al-jazeera. when the news breaks. on the mainland city and the story builds to be forced to leave it would just be when people need to be heard. in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the winning documentary and. i've got to commend you all i'm hearing is good journalism. and.
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hello again never mind of the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour a u.s. judge rejected saudi arabia's bid to dismiss lawsuits which allege that it helped plan the nine eleven attacks the cases have been filed by victims' families the saudi government denies any involvement in the attacks the u.s. president donald trump has a fire to another senior member of his team a veteran affairs secretary david shelton is the second cabinet secretary to leave over a travel expense controversy and trump wants to replace him with the white house doctor ronnie jackson. a south korean delegation is on its way for
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a high level talks with north korea and the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries they're expected to finalize the details of kim jong un's meeting with south korea's president next month. a riot has broken out at a jail inside a police station in venezuela tear gas was also fired at a group of family members demonstrating outside the facility in. kara bobo states they're demanding to know what happened to the prisoners dozens of inmates are thought to have been killed but there's been no official word on the number of dead or what sparked the violence on a sounder and patty joining us from bogota that's a neighboring colombia keeping an eye out on the situation in venezuela what more to do what more were you able to find out. well there are enough based on pictures that we saw in speaking to local journalists that we trust we were able to confirm that indeed a riot broke out followed by
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a fire inside this jail which is inside their kind of almost a police headquarters in the city of l.a. and but this is a major city in the country two hours west of the capital caracas based on information that we got from also from an n.g.o.s that works in that city and inside prisons it looks like some inmates that were complaining about the very bad state of the jail of being there for many days before anybody taking up their case and also because of overcrowding allegedly assaulted a police officer tried to steal his weapon then a riot followed and then a fire and according to extra official numbers at least sixty people could have died in this fire we've seen the bodies of burned people being taken out of the
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jail by the police but there's no or facial confirmation of exactly what happened in the and the reason behind this fire and neither the police nor the minister of prison services in venezuela who's ultimately responsible for what happens in prisons and jails in that country absented anything about this incident so far and that's why many relatives of these inmates gathered outside of the police station desperately demanding information and instead were met by riot police and also to your gas to disperse them and people are just very angry because they want information about the so far although this incident happened many hours ago there hasn't been any official. information by a story says in venezuela ok sandra we'll leave it there thank you for giving us that update to all now speak to phil johnson he's a senior analyst at the international crisis group is joining us via skype from
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caracas of venezuela's the capital just to pick up on what other sondra was saying about no official comment from the government nor anything said by the venezuelan prison minister are you surprised by the silence you know so it's pretty much the cause in venice where we think the latest numbers to call a major part of the mass exodus president will do a change of power in two thousand and thirteen and all the paper is going to cater to the silence of the government putin as regards those responsible the figure here a truly appalling are we talking the years maybe of a few people dead as your correspondent said absolutely no good government what do you put the silence down to. it's a cover up i mean they have no interest there are no independent institutions in venezuela but no one is interested. in me or at least assigning
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blame the true picture is that this is all to do with extreme prison overcrowding and as your correspondent pointed out this is not a war as you pointed out in your introduction this knowledge a lot of such because the police have a lot of that around thirty three thousand prisoners and police ourselves across better sweller because there are no there's no space in the prisons and the conditions are absolutely appalling that many people try to escape i think there's been several dozen educated tenants in just in the last few weeks yeah if you can just tell us a little bit more because i know you've done quite a bit of work on the situation in jails in venezuela and the state of jails in venezuela so why is it that there are so much overcrowding and why is the state of prisons there so. well for one thing that there are not enough prisons. for to accommodate all the prisoners and although the
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government has promised to build a wall that had been done for years maybe one or two new presidents of been there are several levels in demolished another problem is that top of the prisons approximately are actually in the hands of the in fact they're run by prison gangs and it's the prison bothered to actually determine whether it would be transferred or not and she came ashen with something like three hundred percent overcrowding in police of all people sleeping standing up in some cases lack of food lack of medical attention. people are truly desperate it's a little surprising that the story is correct of this that the riots at all surprising that that should take place ok thank you very much for speaking to us on al-jazeera. malala yousafzai has returned to pakistan for the first time since being shot in the head in two thousand and twelve malala is expected to meet
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with top pakistani officials the nobel laureate was attacked by taliban gunmen for her work supporting girls' education while she recovered from her injuries in the u.k. and in two thousand. and fourteen she was awarded the nobel peace prize. u.k. police investigating a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy are now looking at whether he was poisoned at his home they say the highest concentration of prison was found on his front door. and his daughter yulia remain in critical condition after being found unconscious in the english city of solsbury earlier this month moscow denies international accusations that it was behind the attack twenty seven countries have retaliated by moving to expel russian diplomats. the police man killed in
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a supermarket scene been awarded france's highest honor for bravery are no died after swapping places with a hostage that are butler reports from a special ceremony in paris. trams coffin was a school to paris and to pouring rain people came to pay their respects to a french police officer who's become a national hero in imposing courtyard of the adelaide france's most famous military monsters most famous military memorial victims' families joined politicians of all persuasions and former presidents in a show of unity on friday bill tran had swapped himself with a hostage in an attack in southern france it was a display of courage that cost him his life as a priest or just as soon as we learned of this high risk act all french people trembled as one one of us said stood up straight clear headed and brave he was standing up to islamist aggression to hate the folly of murder and with him the
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whole country's heart swelled with the french spirit of resistance the bravery of one man taking the whole country with him michael wanted beltrami the commander of the legion of honor one of france's highest accolades are nobel transactions have touched so many people in france because he did something that very few people could imagine doing sacrificing his own life for that of a stranger. beltrami had rushed to the supermarket in the town of trade last week after news broke that a gunman had taken hostages twenty five year old writer one black team had been on a shooting spree in the name of eisel he'd killed three people including two men in the supermarket and it injured a police officer who'd been joking facts that beltran would have known when he volunteered to put down his weapon and take the place of the female hostage french police said locked in was radicalized and under surveillance but he wasn't considered a threat on tuesday the prime minister dismissed criticism by the opposition that
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the government's not doing enough to prevent such attacks research. say that this attack could have been avoided those who believe there's a guarantee to french people that there is zero risk all i say to them so it's a mistake responsibility falls on the e.v.g.a. . more than two hundred forty people have been killed in attacks in france in the last three years each time many people in the country feel a sense of anger and despair in some found a reason to hope for tasha butler al-jazeera paris. poland see all the largest arms deal in its history it will pay america four and a half billion dollars for the patriot missile defense system it's the latest move in poland's efforts to upgrade its military which has accelerated since russia's annexation of crimea in two thousand and fourteen two thirds of its weaponry is from the soviet called war era. with three of its leaders behind bars spain's
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catalonia region has been unable to elect a president and to fix that its parliament has voted to allow politicians who have been detained or are in exile to stand for elections in absentia but spain central government has the final say david chaytor reports from barcelona. the spanish judicial review but treated as the cattle on parliament you know. no matter what resolutions of the truth here at barcelona celebrations are of a cure. any candidate for the presidency must appear person in this chamber to get elected. all of them are in jail facing charges of rebellion and we are in a national emergency and we really at all times defend the serenity of catalonia the parliament in the face of interference way the spanish judicial system is that . if this deadlock can be broken then catalonia could be forced into yet another
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election in july and election that neither sides in this constitutional battle really want. historians who studied the deep roots of the independence movement are pessimistic a solution can be found it's like watching a poker game in which two final players. or just indefinitely bidding higher each time one against the other yet another catalonian politician was in the hands of the police on wednesday close to the fold my education to stick gave herself up to the scottish police in edinburgh an economics professor at sedan duce university she said read it how possible it was allowed to leave. florida remains defiant resolute and is determined to fight back. the testers throughout catalonia did barcelona also determined to keep up the pace of their demonstrations that they just want an attempt to surround the city's main railway station the police proved
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design moving as the government betrayed. a big change to al-jazeera. police in somalia say three people have been injured after a bomb attached to a vehicle went off in mogadishu the blast happened shortly after they left the vehicle in a parking lot near the office of the international committee of the red cross the i.c.r.c. says one of the injured as a staff member on sunday a suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near us parliament's the armed group is suspected of carrying out the attack the u.s. military says a high ranking al qaeda official has been killed by an airstrike in libya u.s. officials say it was one of two people killed in a procession airstrike on saturday near the southern city of. he was accused of training recruits as well as providing funding and weapons to the group known as al qaeda in the islamic maghreb. a chinese company has been accused of mining sand
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illegally and almost destroying an entire village in mozambique amnesty international launched an investigation into the how your mining company after villagers said hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes charlotte bellus reports. on your is a small fishing village built upon sand dunes in northern mozambique it's an idyllic setting for a simple life but on the doorstep a global battle is building the people of new go new this is china's high you mining company the villages complaint high you sand mining blocks look good which they say cause severe flooding in twenty fifteen forty eight homes was swept out to sea and more than one hundred seventy damaged in barry's amnesty international spent two years investigating how it happened the report reveals. because brit conduct of a chinese mining company that threatened to wipe out
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a small village of about one thousand people into the indian ocean higher mines the sand to extract so to minerals it boasts it can process twenty tons of sand a day and employs more than five hundred people china is the largest source of direct foreign investment in the country and holds the majority of its foreign. investment should be welcome in the go in your eyes and one of mozambique's poorest provinces the pint. is that the company and the government are the profits aren't they. and also the human rights of people who. almost three hundred people are now homeless but high use is the flooding was a result of abnormally heavy rain the company received its mining concession in twenty eleven and denies it's also the germans in any way ninety nine percent of the sand remains at its point of origin and is not extracted this contradicts the
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idea that there was a change in the channel for underground water which is not true. time is not on the side of these mozambicans satellite images showing mining activities getting ever closer to the village they want to safeguard what's left of their lives and want the government to investigate high year and negotiate for compensation. was named after a crocodile that taunted locals from a nearby lagoon these days villages say the crocodile comes from china shallop ballasts al jazeera. a centuries old dispute between chile and bolivia has come to a head at the international court in the hague landlocked bolivia is demanding that show give it access to the coast on wednesday the court heard final arguments from both sides are lined america to oversee a new man reports from santiago. in chile is in bolivia the final round of the world court hearing over their territorial dispute was followed like at the hall of
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fame match for the world cup match with a lot more at stake. bolivia a landlocked country which oddly enough has a navy says chile is obliged to negotiate a sovereign corridor to the pacific ocean that it lost in one thousand nine hundred three war but vowing not to cede a centimeter chile's president had this message for bolivia minutes after defense team lawyers made their closing remarks bolivia. lluvia must know not to confuse its aspirations we don't because asians on that country. julie argues that ignoring the village the of a one thousand nine hundred four peace treaty would have implications for all modern borders as what would have been between russia and what would have been been poland and germany what would have been in the balkans what would have been why the mexicans going to request the part of texas is the same argument. but for
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bolivia it's not just a matter of international law but of justice i for they can read and write children are taught to journey for the day when believe you will again have access to the deep blue sea as these kindergarten students are singing. all bolivia has unlimited access to northern chile imports president evo morales insists his country's economic development is being unfairly stunted and. we've gone to the courts to ask them to mandate that chile and bolivia resolve their pending issues through dialogue and effective negotiations in good faith this is the canadian consulate in santiago but both countries don't have diplomatic relations in fact ties are probably at their worst in recent history chile accuses president ever more of using their territorial dispute to exacerbate nationalist fervor at home in order to better his chances for a controversial bid for
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a fourth consecutive presidential term. the courts will likely take months to issue a verdict in which clearly chile has the most to lose. the sea and human scent. of sports news coming up in just a moment and we'll have all the action from the miami open as young.
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time for all the sports news here is peter. thank you very much australia's cricket captain and vice captain have been given twelve month bans from the sport for their role in a cheating scandal they face varying accusations connected to ball tampering in his
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home and reports that australia's cricket captain steve smith being a school out of south africa with his career in tatters the world's top ranked batsman won't be playing for his country for the next year neither will be vice captain david warner a third player cameron bancroft has also been banned for nine months for his role in a ball tampering scandal coming to very sad and disappointed and and remorseful for what has happened they want to use their own words but cheating is certainly one of them that is probably appropriate in the circumstances bancroft was caught on camera placing a small object on his trousers during a match in cape town on saturday he lied to pies on the field and later claimed it was a piece of tape that he was using to change the ball condition in breach of cricket's rules of cricket australia as investigators have now revealed it was sandpaper warner is being blamed as the instigator who instructed bancroft to do it smith
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being charged with knowing about a potential plan and failing to stop it. they had been called for a strategy of cards darren lehmann to also be punished but officials maintain he had no knowledge of the plan or do in daryn's defense i do want to just clarify that specific matter at all what a what a side that he sent a message to say what in the hell is going on i mean this this has been i shocking a front. to a strike. even the prime minister has had an opinion in a country where cricket is the national sport and the consequences may extend far beyond the three players sponsors for cricket australia are questioning the way they manage the brand in the brand of the straining cricket team add to that at the moment cricket australia is negotiating the t.v. rights for cricket in this country they will be severely compromised by what has
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happened in south africa so this could cost cricket in this country millions. the indian cricket board has also barred smith and warner from competing in the indian premier league a decision that will cost each player one point seven million dollars they will be permitted to appeal their strelley and cricket bans but it's going to be a very long way back to the top if it all relates home and al-jazeera earlier i spoke to e.s.p.n. cric info writer for those minder who is in johannesburg ahead of the fourth and final a cricket test match between south africa and australia him a series she says there david warner might move a return to the australian national team as the smith and bancroft pair might yet be light at the end of the tunnel was pretty may come back and possibly play a. world cup i think you did enough the game is clearly distraught and he does seem like the guy wasn't strong enough. what it's it's
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a lot more of that much of it. happening back. and know that he needs to challenge the verdict and that's what it's going up so i just think it will just get uglier and uglier for all i'm not sure. straight in colors and then what you know you can see young any atheist genes can react if you take a look which people confident. to score a lot of their lives to be considered a game. tennis no new elena hasta payne go has made it through to the miami open semifinals for the first time in her career the latvian beat number four seed a leaner spittle of the ukraine it was a straight sets win for the twenty year old auster penco seven six and seven six was the final school investment. now in the n.b.a. the washington wizards snapped with a three game losing streak on tuesday seven washington players scored double
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figures as they beat of the san antonio spurs so the final score was one hundred and sixteen to one hundred and six. the jobber. they became the wizard to ninety nine the school the wizards next face the detroit pistons that match taking place on thursday and it could clinch a spot in the playoffs for. which there's just a day to go before the new baseball season gets underway but the los angeles dodgers groundsman will be working overtime to get things ready that's after a pipe burst grounded during an exhibition game on tuesday fans sitting nearby described it as sewage the game was eventually called off but the dodgers asked to show deal to host the san francisco giants in those days open up belgium's evil one part one bird lot of stuart a fly on that in
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a road race in belgium for second year in a row while one cyclist ended up in a field during the event cycle cross world champion vote for not went completely off road after riding into a race marshall the twenty three year old was still able to mount back onto his bike and continue the race leaving the marshals stranded lampard launched a perfectly timed attack inside the final kilometer of the race to seal the victory and therefore the sport for me will have another update for you again later on. thanks very much peter and thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera i'm back in just a moment i'll have much more news coming your way in the mean time you could head to our web site al-jazeera dot com.
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correspondents. and then reported on 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 for the dry river beds like this one five years on the
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syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. the last time i spoke to him he told me i was thinking of going to. the world runs to see syria's fighters up close and personal but those behind the camera pay the price filmmaker yes it is you made these chillingly intimate footage on and behind the front lines cost him his life his body was going with an exclusive documentary series the last assignments at this time on al-jazeera.

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