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you're watching the news hour live from our headquarters and. coming up in the next sixty minutes crossing the unification bridge a south korean delegation heads to a truce village to build on diplomacy with north korea several people are killed in heaven as well in prison riot distraught loved ones are demanding answers. a u.s. judge rules that saudi arabia can face lawsuits from families who accuse it of helping to plan the nine eleven attacks and paradise lost the mozambicans who accuse a chinese company of almost destroying their village by mining too much. hello
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a south korean delegation has crossed into the demilitarized zone that separates their country and north korea for talks in a truce village their convoy went over the unification bridge not long ago as you can see they're expected to nail down the details of the south korean president's. meeting with the north korean leader kim jong un which is planned for next month diplomatic mentum has been building including kim's first face to face meeting with china's president earlier this week. the denuclearization of the korean peninsula has been the most important part of the agenda since the high level talks of january ninth and the exchange of visits between north and south korean envoys that's the issue we will focus on with further discussion as well kathy novak joining us from paris or to tell us what more is expected at today's intercourse meeting. well these
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talks kicked out of kicked off about an hour ago inside the joint security area of the demilitarized zone not far from where i am i am at the border region just behind me over there over the water is north korea so we saw the south korean side coming up towards the border region meeting in the middle once again for these ensure korean talks the last time they happened was in january they happened on the southern side and this time they're happening on the northern side of the d.m.z. so we heard that the unification minister from south korea going in thank the north koreans for accommodating the delegation this is the second time that the meeting is being held at the ministerial level led by the two men on either side who are responsible for into korean relations and when they met last time it was extremely significant because it was the first time there was any real communication between north and south korea for about two years and that really kicked off this chain of
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events it was decided at that meeting that north korea would send a delegation to south korea for the winter olympics and now they're in the process of planning an interim korean summit between the president and kim jong un we are hoping to hear today of possible date for that meeting show jeweled for april so they are saying about this is still a positive step the unification minister from south korea said that that meeting in january was the first step in the process that they have to proceed calmly addressing issues one by one and this is all led by determination of the leaders from both sides from north and south korea and after that unofficial visits by the north korean leader to beijing we now expect china top diplomats in south korea so what's on his agenda there. that's right that was a visit actually shed for last week originally but it has been moved to today
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presumably to allow young to brief the leaders here in south korea all the events of that meeting between kin and she jinping so he is scheduled today to meet with president top national security advisor to hold dinner with him and then tomorrow he is expected to hold a meeting with president himself no doubt all of these people will be keen to hear about what was discussed at that surprise meeting between kim and she is specially in the lead up to the into her career and summit i think the south korean government in general is seeing all of these developments with the cautiously optimistic sort of outlook and now we're also hearing that the prime minister of japan is sounding out or his office is sounding out north korea on the possibility that there could be a meeting between those leaders so a lot of movement here on the korean peninsula with these plans to hold meetings
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between man and kim jong un and potentially of course a meeting between donald trump and kim jong un in made every ok kathy novak thank you a riot has broken out a jail inside a police station in venezuela tear gas was also fired at a group of family members demonstrating outside the facility in carob. 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 of the summer and prior to joining us live from bogota neighboring colombia and why is that the thought forty's have not yet said anything about that incident. well there reason that's questions that the relatives of amy that were inside the jail would like to have an answer to it clear why the government hasn't said anything at all about this incident that it
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has been many hours since the fire broke out into the after a riot inside the jail in the city by lane tell us we're here to. yet to hear a single word on part of the government or the venezuelan police it's unclear just how many people died then official numbers look at anywhere between ten to more than sixty people and that's why we've seen all these desperate family members asking for an answer and he said ending up clashing with the police in riot gear receiving tear gas and the anger is just growing as long as the government is not saying anything about what happened about their loved ones ok alessandro patsey reporting from bogota thank you well the independent venezuelan observatory a president has repeatedly condemned jail overcrowding and poor living conditions
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for inmates some thirty three thousand prisoners are being held in police cells across the country because there's just no room in the prisons with a hip hop city to hold just five thousand people the national occupancy rate and police station jails is that six hundred sixty percent men women and children all held together and there's no separation between prisoners facing trial and those who've been convicted so inmates can spend years in a police cell before actually going to court phil gunson is from the international crisis group in qatar because he says armed gangs control most of venezuela's major prisons. there are not enough prisons. for them to accommodate all the prisoners and although the government has promised to build a wall that hasn't been done by two years maybe one or two new principal there are several levels of it demolished another problem is top of the prison profiteer
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actually in the hands of the impact the run of my prison gang and it's the prison both of us whether it be tribes or not and you can imagine with something like three hundred percent overcrowding in police cells people sleeping standing up in some cases like this food lack of medical attention he. surely does but it's a little surprising that if the story is correct it was the right so that all the privacy that that should take likes us judge has rejected saudi arabia's bid to dismiss lawsuits which allege that it helped plan the nine eleven attacks so the court in new york found that it has jurisdiction to hear the cases which have been filed vie by victims' families and they are suing for compensation amounting to billions of dollars the saudi government of long denied involvement in the attacks
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which killed almost three thousand people mike hanna has more from washington d.c. . manhattan judge george gentles says that by a very narrow margin he does have jurisdiction to hear this case it's brought by survivors and relatives of victims of the nine eleven attacks the judge the same judge heard the case back in two thousand and fifteen a similar case but threw that one out of court he made very clear in his judgment today that the difference is the act passed by congress in two thousand and sixteen the justice against sponsors of terrorism act which does allow u.s. nationals to bring action against foreign countries they believe may have assisted acts of terror within the united states but still a lengthy legal process ahead lawyers for saudi arabia likely to bring appeals against the judgment they may even consider appealing the act passed by congress
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back in two thousand and sixteen an act that was vehemently opposed by the obama administration at the time also what's going to happen in coming weeks and months is a process for discovery lawyers for the plaintiffs have made clear that they need objects articles information from saudi arabia itself and of course still the judge has got to set a date for this hearing to begin let's talk about this with bruce fein he's a former u.s. associate deputy attorney general he's joining us from washington thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera so you must be pleased by this ruling because back in two thousand and sixteen you wrote sue saudi arabia for complicity in nine eleven. yes i think the acted just what it was intended to accomplish it stripped saudi arabia of its immunity because it had not previously been listed as a state sponsor of terrorism which was a condition earlier for bringing a suit of this sort against a nation for being complicit in terrorism activity so the judge got it right and i
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think it puts saudi arabia in great peril because we not only have the new act but we also have the declassification of the so-called twenty eight pages of the joint congressional committee on post-mortem of nine eleven which suggests that saudi arabia officials were providing material assistance to at least one or two of the known hijackers of nine eleven which would make them culpable under the statute for the deaths and the injuries perpetrated by the nine eleven hijackers reporter mike hanna was just saying that this is still likely to be a very lengthy legal process going forward what happens next. we don't know for certain in a decision of this sort ordinarily you can't go to an appeal you have to continue to move forward through discovery a final judgment but there is an exception if you can allege that the issue decided was a compelling and of critical importance to the rule of law and go up as an intermediate
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stage without having discovery first i don't think that's likely here it's only a very unusual kind of situation where that occurs i also think that if discovery seems to be politically embarrassing to saudi arabia they may seek to settle this case out of court and maybe have nondisclosure on be a heart of the plaintiffs they can't say anything about the case because if this judgment is entered against saudi arabia it will truly a strange the united states with it on a whole host of areas including the sale of arms and economic investment and if the executive branch doesn't do it you can imagine congress will be outraged. if there is a finding of complicity and remember in the act that past that you mentioned that led to this particular decision it was almost unanimous in the house in the senate despite furious lobbying by the saudi arabians and a veto by president obama so they saudi arabia is on the slippery slope here if
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they anticipate losing any kind of interim motion suggesting that there could be a judgment against them at the end of the game you know what do you make of the timing of all this considering especially that the crown prince mohammed bin some monism barking on this three week tour right now off the united states and also when it comes to president trump he was a big supporter off. that acts and he in fact criticized obama's veto of it he called it very same full at the time but do you expect him to speak out now. well it's unusual since the united states itself isn't a party to the litigation to make a statement but we're dealing with an irregular president he may as well say something it would be in my mind very surprising if he said something supportive of the judge's decision as opposed to saudi arabia because he's boasted that we're selling one hundred twelve billion dollars of weapons to saudi arabia he supported
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saudi arabia in its dispute with the gutter and many other ways when they crown prince visited had positive things to say now the timing of the decision you know i have clerked in the federal court system and i would think it highly unlikely that the judge issued the decision in order to make some kind of political statement to the crown prince our judges are totally independent they serve for life there is compensation cannot be reduced and the case is been sitting in the judge's chambers for a fair while i think it just came it was and was fortuitous that it came at the time that the crown prince is visiting but going back finally again to president trump he's known to be mercurial in this shift his positions one hundred eighty degrees in a short period of time and i wouldn't be surprised if he basically walked away from his earlier statement supporting jasta and maybe could support a saudi effort to try to get congress to repeal the statute i don't think it would succeed but everything is possible with this administration ok on that note bruce
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fein we thank you for speaking to us on al-jazeera. plenty more ahead on the news hour including anger spills over in the democratic republic of congo after rebels launch deadly attacks in the. we'll explain how the speculation about attacks has wiped billions of dollars off amazon's market value coming up in sport australia as disgraced cricketer steve smith and david warner are handed their punishment. but first the u.s. president donald trump has replaced another senior member of his team veterans affairs secretary david shelton is the latest to go his proposed replacement is the white house doctor who has no experience running government departments reports from washington. in a little over fourteen months in office president donald trump has gotten rid of his secretary of state to national security advisors
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a chief of staff senior economic advisor and health secretary as well as numerous white house aides and advisers veterans affairs secretary david shall consider parcher is the latest in a level of turnover unprecedented in any previous administration shock and resignation has been predicted for months following revelations in the press that he and his wife took expensive official trips to europe on the taxpayers' tab and used official aides to run personal errands his replacement is trump's personal doctors navy rear admiral ronnie jackson jackson has no experience running an enormous bureaucracy and the veterans' affairs department is the second largest government department topped only by the pentagon but he did lauded trump's physical and mental stamina in an exhaustive press briefing following the president's medical checkup in january in a statement trust said jackson who serves in iraq quote has seen firsthand the
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tremendous sacrifices our veterans make as a candidate to improve veteran services in office he has approved a what is pushed by conservative groups to partially privatized medical care for veterans a move that would create a windfall for for profit hospitals drug companies and insurance jackson probably his appointment means that we're going to move in the direction that big republican donors have been seeking and that's why veterans groups have been expressing tremendous. they're very upset president trump has frequently followed a pattern of letting officials who he no longer has confidence in dangle slowly in the wind for weeks or months before finally letting them go he is also reported to feel more comfortable surrounding himself with people who agree with him with whom he can personally get along and it is said with people who look good on television robert oulds al jazeera washington. at least ten people are dead and others are
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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 group and people living there say the government has abandoned them. as more was because soucie has had enough of broken promises promises of protection promises from the congolese president that the killings willing and who must. come take our houses have them since you are 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 killing us. harm is 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.
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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 want u.n. peacekeepers and the congolese military to keep them safe but i beat up on a limited set then 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 that we should get a copy of the president has filed an a list by building plans and he succeeded on his plans to kill civilians thank 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 good national park to 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
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a half million people have been displaced by fighting with rebels as well as interest nick 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 church holds a lot of sway in the d.s.e. and church leaders have called on the faithful to keep up the pressure to hold promised elections but as long as the political tumult continues there is little prospect of security and stability improving maidana honed al jazeera
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gunmen have attacked a hotel in central mali killing at least one person and injuring two others it happened in the town of garra five men reportedly approached the entrance and they opened fire witnesses say a soldier and two hotel workers were hit. polls have closed in egypt's three day election and few doubt that president. will have a landslide victory voters were given an extra hour to cast their ballots as part of an effort to boost turnout as hassam ahead about a report some egyptians were promised money for their ballot yes man leaves heat. and you will immediately be paid the equivalent of three dollars an ounce because of for bribes to egyptians to cast their ballots as government
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fears of a low turnout grow state media police and officials to try and prevent 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 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 we are a country that respects the law president of the fatah see who's bed for reelection is almost and challenge to fear a low turnout will be widely seen as a sign of growing discontent among the people senior army officers visited polling
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stations across the country they insist the election went smooth and that turnout is higher than with water by the media. but even if the turnout is low sisi is expected to try. his opponent. the little politicisation 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 critics 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
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years particularly since they enacted tough economic reforms encouraged by the 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 full of. al-jazeera but speak to the idea from a new york she's an assistant professor of political science at long island university good to have you with us once again on al-jazeera than your family so we saw it has his report people that are being bussed then people are being paid to go and vote but is the government really worried about a low voter turnout. yes and the reason why
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is that president sisi knows that he's running in a contested and he's really looking for a source of legitimacy and for him legitimacy will come from turnout and what he's evening for is a turnout that is upwards of forty seven percent however when the regime has to resort or the state has to resort to not just bussing but paying individuals between three and six dollars and threatening them with twenty dollars in fines i remember with inflation at thirty five percent twenty eight dollars is about the average salary of a of an egyptian for the month but also they're being promises if you go out and vote you will have better electricity government provisions will come to you but what we saw in places like sinai with the lines for picking up government provisions were along and the lines to vote or are actually nonexistent now the interesting thing about the outcome of this three day election even with the one hour extension today is that we really won't know the results there are no
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independent election monitors and so a c.c. has been relying on is media reporting and pictures of from the polls because we really won't know the exact turnout and so what he wants to signal to the international community but also to his people is that he was chosen by them and that's why he's run the cements campaign speaking of the international community community what do you make of the muted response of those in the community that often championed democracy and freedom themselves about haven't said anything when it comes to this election in egypt. well we have seen statements for example here in the united states just this past friday two senators senator menendez and rubio put out a joint resolution saying the elections need to be free and fair however that's just a drop in the bucket to the immense silence that you mentioned what we've seen for example in the united states is that egypt continues to be seen through the prism of four major issues national security sinai the suez canal and fly
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over and so one valley is the prism through which egypt a seen democratic promotion is not really. a major thing and one that is not your star and sees a stability still perceived us through the national security lens and not through the democratic democratic aspirations of the people the people that are growing increasingly unsettled the economic situation is getting worse and the social political situation has let's what clamp down that if there isn't a real push for change either domestically or internationally we could be leading towards a tinderbox this is a meant to be last term however some people concerned that the constitution might be changed to abolish presidential limits how likely do you think is going to happen. i think we will certainly see a push for move role of term limits very soon there will be a constitutional referendum presidency she's behavior for example of dismissing
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people from the within the military that he sees us threatening. those who could possibly overthrow him those who could be seen as perceiving to have more allegiance in the military he's consolidating power around himself and when you're entering into that kind of behavior and believe the pathology that you're the only savior of the nation amending the constitution is not a big issue a right to me thank you for coming on and talking to us. here's what's coming up next on the al-jazeera news hour displaced by conflict and living in fear we report on the plight of me in mars' kitchen minority. with a year to go to a brick said those who want to stay in the e.u. aren't giving our. very up and sport peter will explain what happened at the. flounder and road race in belgium details coming up a little later. from
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a fresh coastal breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. hello again as we look at the weather across southern eastern parts of china it's generally still looking fine for shanghai down through fuzhou to hong kong and taipei but we have got this area of rain across more eastern areas it does tend to die away as we head into friday at that stage it should be fine across a good part of vietnam maybe one or two showers across laos be a motto is also looking largely dry and find thirty six the high in yang gong down into southeastern parts of asia and here there are relatively few showers across the philippines should be dry for many places manila sunny and highs thirty to few showers of machine expect across borneo but again a good deal of dry weather and then for java bali towards east timor cherry weather conditions not looking to buy such a conscious should be quite bright at times of the chances of thunderstorms but i think thirty three and sunshine the order of the day moving up through them
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a pinch of weather conditions generally looking good here too and certainly through friday should be dry in bangkok but notice that she rain across more northern parts of cambodia across into south asia and it is really hot here at the moment ahead of the monsoon and no sign of the heat breaking at least the time being temperatures six degrees higher than they should be in delhi at thirty seven degrees as you come southward still plenty of heat here with both night port in hyderabad seeing temperatures in excess of forty. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. for the benefit of saddam. so they see the importance of guys. with. documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera.
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where are your. top stories on the al-jazeera news hour a south korean delegation has crossed into the demilitarized zone that separates
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their country and north korea for talks in a truce village they're expected to nail down the details of the south korean president meeting with the north korean leader kim jong il next month. a u.s. judge has rejected saudi arabia's bed to dismiss lawsuits which allege that it helped plan the nine eleven attacks the court in new york found that it has jurisdiction to hear the cases which have been filed by victims' families. president donald trump has replaced another senior member of his team veterans affairs secretary david shelton is the latest to go after a scathing report about his travel expenses. since late last year the world's attention has been brought to the plight of seven hundred thousand muslim. who fled violence in myanmar but elsewhere in the country kitchen state another one hundred thousand people have also been displaced by years of fighting between the christian kitchen independence army and government troops and. repairs for talks with
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other rebel groups. refusing to engage it leaves little hope for those in camps who want to return home as wayne hay reports. civil war in me and man has pushed people as far as they can go to remote mountainous regions on the edge of the country in the northern state of kitchen it's estimated there are around one hundred thousand living in camps along the border with china that's supposed to be temporary homes but many refugees have been here for years for some this is just the latest stop in almost a lifetime on the run so. when i lived in another camp i thought there would be no more running away from the fighting but it happened again just like before the man my shirts inside the camp and i even fired artillery shells. the rebel kitchen independence army is at war with the me and my army fighting for control of the state and its resources the kitchen accuse the me and my army of
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abuses like rape and murder which the government and its soldiers deny the government is engaged in a peace process with several rebel groups but the kitchen fighters have refused to sign a cease fire agreement saying they don't trust the process. in the meantime more civilians are being displaced by the fighting forced to leave their homes and jobs starting a small business inside the camps is the only way to make money the government won't allow aid groups in getting supplies like medicine is difficult instead the refugees are taught how to make use of natural remedies it's a difficult situation made worse by the constant fear of being targeted again. the me i'm army keeps attacking us they never have sympathy for anybody they did this to us we are fraid of them right now we have volunteers security guards in the camp day and night. even with that threat and fear hanging over them for now the camps are as safe as it gets is no sign that the violence in kitchen state will end any
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time soon meaning returning home isn't an option when hey al jazeera. well there are conflicting reports about who's in control of the northern syrian town of turkish troops have been closing in on it since taking the city of profiting from the kurdish y p g ten days ago the turkish president says his forces will continue to move in as far as members to push outs y p g fighters who he calls terrorists elsewhere syria's military is preparing for a final push to take what's left of rebel held areas in eastern oldtimer in their mascot's the army says it'll launch an offensive on the northern town of duma unless the. group which controls it agrees to surrender to the south buses carrying civilians and fighters have left for hama province as part of an evacuation deal brokered by russia they've arrived in the town of ramadi of where the sickest and most vulnerable people have been getting medical treatment. police in somalia say
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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. says among those hurt on sunday a suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near somalia's parliament the armed group al-shabaab is suspected of carrying out the attacks the u.s. military says a high ranking al qaeda official. been killed by an airstrike in libya he was accused of training recruits as well as providing funding and weapons to the group . in the islamic maghreb. u.s. prosecutors say there are about to show links between the trim campaign for the presidency and russia four people have so far pleaded guilty as a result of the investigation led by robert muller and one of them is due to be
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sentenced as political hay reports. in just a few days alexander's 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 vendors 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 man of ford
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on a report that was meant to legitimize the prosecution of former ukrainian prime minister yulia tymoshenko concerned that they could face charges over two thousand and sixteen bender'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 two a. hundred fifty thousand dollars. well sure as any online retailer amazon have slumped following reports that the us president donald trump is looking to change the way the company is taxed at one point stocks fell by
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as much as seven point four percent wiping more than fifty billion dollars from amazon's market value. reports thanks at closing bell the price of amazon shares had dropped by some five percent in the course of the day that's a loss of close to fifty billion dollars to shareholders. this is a consequence of a report that president trump is and i quote obsessed with amazon. innovation and angry at its owner jeff bezos here in a conversation with president from during a roundtable at the white house the last time amazon suffered this scale of loss modeled this tweet in august of last year amazon is doing great damage to taxpayers retailers declared president trump towns cities and states throughout the u.s. are being hurt many jobs being lost perhaps not coincidentally is also the owner of
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the washington post that has been trying with amazon and disparaging presidential tweets the report quotes an unnamed sources saying trump has wandered allowed there may be any way to go after amazon with antitrust or competition law despite this being the domain of the federal trade commission and the justice department. the white house denies there is any specific policy being considered against any specific organization but we have no announcements and no specific policies or actions that we're currently pushing forward are considering taking the president has said many times before he's always looking to create a level playing field for all businesses in this is no different going to always can look at different ways but there aren't any specific policies on the table at this time. and assurance that may ring hollow to shareholders who have lost billions as the possible consequence of a president once again publicly thinking aloud katia lopez so the young al-jazeera
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my lawyer says i has returned to pakistan for the first time since being shot in the head in two thousand and twelve she's expected to meet top pakistani officials the twenty year old was attacked by taliban gunmen for her work supporting girls' education she recovered from her injuries in the u.k. malala was awarded the nobel peace prize in two thousand and fourteen. well exactly a year from today the u.k. is due to leave the european union while the precise nature of its departure a still undecided prime minister to resign may says she's committed to honoring the two thousand and sixteen vote to break away but pro hear a pin groups often referred to as remain or is are refusing to give up hope of staying in the e.u. or u.k. correspondent barnaby phillips reports. such a disaster that even boris johnson now admits he got it wrong or maybe not his friends
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still loses but his impersonator and protesters outside downing street believe it can be stopped with a second referendum on the final deal from the gauche ations street britain and the e.u. like will the students speaking for generations that floated over to stay in the e.u. . young people do feel very strongly that this is one direction for a few. parents and grandparents many of whom like mine to back to back to back not sure anymore but it's not the right do i mean a direction from here but all the older generation persuadable i travelled from london to the english market town of spalding where seventy percent voted to leave the e.u. the challenge for those trying to stop bricks it is to change people's minds in towns like spalding and that still feels like an uphill struggle so there's
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a measure of ensuring. that i don't think you can. turn this case only. the man who led spaulding's leave campaign says this month's agreement on the transition covering british e.u. relations for almost two years off to bret's it means the end is in sight offing that is the final nail in the coffin for the. second. referendum the transition agreement is implied and i think what we all need to do now is a rally around the prime minister and the government and work to govern the national interest to know the best possible deal but back in london not much sign of rallying round another group sets off on a battle bus tour around brick supported by some big names in british politics all right except that whatever happens in terms of any effort. to stop it which is take it to a different course in the one the peoples in the viceroy said that's very difficult
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but i think millions of people believe the country's made it so just. this just can't come this isn't sustainable the referendum was meant to settle the issue of britain and europe for once and for all it doesn't yet feel it house and even die hard remain as have learnt one thing from that and you opponents it's this never give up what i see to be a place called phillips al-jazeera. on what appears to be a landmark ruling for a south africa a white woman has been jailed for racially abusing a black police officer. vickie mom berg was jailed for three years with one year suspended for using racial slurs against the officer forty eight times during her tirade in two thousand and sixteen the officer had been trying to help her after thieves broke into her car while it's
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believed to be the first prison sentence imposed for a verbal racial abuse in south africa. a chinese company has been accused of mining sand illegally and almost destroying an entire village in mozambique amnesty international launched an investigation into the hire mining company that's after villagers said hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes charlie palace 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 u. 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
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report reveals. because brit conduct of a chinese mining company that threatened to wipe out a small village of about one thousand people into the indian ocean higher mines the sand to extract social 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. in the also the human rights of people who. almost three hundred people are now homeless but the flooding was a result of abnormally heavy rain the company received its mining concession and.
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and denies it's all to the germans and anyway ninety nine percent of the sand remains at its point of origin and is not extracted this contradicts the idea that there was a change in the channel for underground water which is not true. time is not on the side of the. 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 the compensation. was named after a crocodile that taunted locals from a nearby lagoon these days villages say the crocodile comes from china. the action from the.
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time for the sports news with 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 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
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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 than kraft was caught on camera placing a small object on his trousers during a match in capetown 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 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 and i want to one aside that he sent
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a message to say what in the hell is going on i mean this this has been i shocking affront. 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 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 elease homan al-jazeera. earlier i
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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 go astray and national team smith and bancroft might yet be light at the end of the tunnel was the make him back and possibly play. well cap i think you did enough the game is clearly distraught and he does seem like the guy wasn't strong enough. it wanted it's a lot more not much it. has been back. i know that he's challenging that's what it's going to ramp so i just think it will just get uglier and uglier for all and i'm not sure. straight in colors and then what you know young any atheist genes can react if you take a look which people confidence. to score a lot of them to be considered
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a game. tennis knowing your lainer hasta pain co 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 at the three game losing streak on tuesday seven washington players scored double 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 wizards ninety nine the school the wizards next face the detroit pistons that match taking place on thursday and it could clinch
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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 store floundered in a road race in belgium for a 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 marshall stranded lampard launched a perfectly timed attack inside the final kilometer of the race to seal the victory
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and therefore the sport for me will have another update for you again later on. well a recreate a sculpture a destroyed by i saw in iraq has been unveiled in london's trafalgar square so the replica of is made out of thousands of dates sirup turns to go and look. under a grey wet london sky in one of the capital's main tourist sites and a syrian human headed bull sculpture takes its place recast for the times. the llama suit one of our ongoing series of works by the iraqi american artist michael rackets in title the invisible enemy should not exist it was commissioned to occupy the fourth plane to trafalgar square it's both a portrayal of iraq's resilience of the decades of conflict and the losses suffered human and cultural. the sculpture is also
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a reconstruction of the ancient statues destroyed by eisel as fighters invaded the iraqi city of mosul three years ago mythological figures destroyed by war when the iraq war began when i was growing up it was terrifying to see the place that my grandparents fled to destroy the place they fled from so i think for me rebuilding this impulse to reconstruct is a way of remembering you know of suturing and healing the breach or amending the bridge six thousand cans of date so we went into making this up and it's part of an ongoing project to recreate thousands of artifacts the either lost or destroyed in the aftermath of the two thousand and three invasion a bitter sweet reminder of iraq's cultural richness it took four months to recreate this. and using those dates are cans a nod to what was once iraq's second biggest export off to oil since devastated by
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war and disease displaying the work in london also we're reminded of the part the u.k. had as a member of the coalition that invaded iraq in two thousand and three it's not an attack on london it's a reminder of the culture that was destroyed as a result of actions that were frankly a gate in london's march against that war we had millions in the streets so it's not it's not a poke in the eye at the london is themselves but it's a reminder of what happens when political procedures go wrong but i'm assume replica is due to be displayed in the heart of london for the next two years a far cry from its origins but a memory of an ancient civilization that continues to fascinate and survive against the odds son of a ago al jazeera london. thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera martin dennis will be with you in just a moment with much more of the day's news stay with us.
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the scene for us where on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is always possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on set there are people that are choosing between buying medication or eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. april on al-jazeera. from the stories beyond the headlines faultlines examines the u.s. is role in the world's fifty years since the death of martin luther king we examine the impact of his assassination and the state of race relations in the u.s. today the award winning show thrives returns for another season with stories about solutions to some of the greatest manmade environmental problems as the first
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meeting since the breadfruit vote is set to take place in the u.k. we examine how relevant the commonwealth is today between corporate and public interests up to the last drop unveils the long standing rule for water in europe april on al-jazeera a scandal that's rocked the nation to its core and exposed hundreds of calls official. bribes just to show the most dangerous commodity on air sometimes take a spot a day or an edifice to blow up a personal fine things judicial corruption has and i feel i have i think i come out of my account in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera and examine one man's extraordinary battle for justice in donna.


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