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when the south meets north high level korean talks around the way. hello i'm sure with al-jazeera live from day also coming up in this program anger in venezuela prisoners families demand answers after a riot this killed sixty eight. saudi arabia could face legal action by the families of those killed in the nine eleven attacks a u.s. judge clears the way. and we get a glimpse of what to look out for and hong kong is prestigious art for. the first high level talks between. unself
a north korea has begun in the demilitarized zone which divides the two countries in their opening remarks delegates from both sides stressed how much has been achieved in recent months to improve bilateral relations they're expected to finalize the details of south korean president moon meeting with the north korean leader kim jong un next month. among the vehicle. 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 further discussion as well. more now from our correspondent kathleen novak. this high level meeting between the two koreas is taking place at the joint security area inside the demilitarized zone not far from where i am standing i am in the border region and just across there across the water is north korea this is the
second time that the ministers the men responsible on both sides from affairs have held talks at the border this year and it's very significant because before their meeting in january there had been no communication between the two koreas for about two years and of course we're in a very different situation now as they plan for a summit between president and the leader of north korea kim jong il and we're hoping to find out the date on where that is going to be one next month today. korean talks at the same time china has sent its top diplomat young to south korea to brief the head of the national security office and also we're expected were expecting him to meet with the president and to brief him about that meeting between xi jinping and kim jong un the surprise meeting which saw kim jong un traveling outside north korea for the first time since becoming leader so he will
be in town the chinese envoy that is will be in town for the next couple of days holding meetings with officials here in south korea. the news coming in of at least sixty eight people now having been killed in a riot in the jail at a police station in northwestern venezuela tear gas has been fired at family members who are outside the facility wanting some says to their questions as to say this happened did kind of state that to the northwest of caracas let's go live now to our correspondent. he's in neighboring colombia in the capital letter bogota he's been monitoring developments for us first of all this sounds like it's a rather small facility with a capacity for sixty or so but we hear already that sixty eight have died over crowding must have been a very serious issue. absolutely and this is the norm in
most of these. jails police cells especially it is across the business well of the entire prison in jail system in the country has been the fear a thing in the past a few years and we've seen an increase in these kind of riots now that the government has finally confirmed that indeed sixty eight people have died after this fire erupted during the riots on wednesday in the city of violence the this is now the biggest rioting in the history of a prison riot in the history of in its way when we look at the number of victims but just some months ago another tourney seven people had died in a different riots in the state of my sourness sixty had died in two thousand and thirteen in what had been the biggest and till today speaking to an
ngo that works inside prisons in venezuela we were told that this particular facility where the riots happened on wednesday was probably all holding three or four times the amount that was supposed to hold which explains just in case of an incident like this and why the number of victims can be so high and you said that venezuela has been experiencing a high number as these kinds of incidents in these kinds of facilities what has been the government's response. well so far the government has been very slow in responding to these cases i guess the pressure in this case was such and the images of the family members come ranting police have put enough pressure on the government to come out in at least firm the
number of death the country's attorney general have also said he was appointing war prosecutors to investigate the causes and exactly what happened inside the jail so we're seeing a response but if you ask family members in venice where they'll tell you that they never received the kind of response they would expect from their government and that they would like. for the government to do what they had promised for example to build a more a detention facility as more jails more prisons something that the government had promised to do but hasn't happened maybe just a few have been built in the last five years but there have been closed because the government wasn't able to continue running them all right allison program with the very latest on the prison riot this is turned deadly in venezuela
now a u.s. judge has cleared the way for non eleven victims to see saudi arabia the kingdom had attempted to have the case is dismissed the families allege that saudi arabia helped to plan the september eleventh attacks at a court in manhattan it was found that it has the jurisdiction to hear the cases which have been filed by victims' families they all suing for compensation amounting to billions of dollars the saudi government has long denied involvement in the attacks which killed almost three thousand people mike hanna has more from washington. 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 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. over is fine is a former u.s.
says any general and he says the recently introduced law that mike has just mentioned has allowed this case to go ahead. so 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 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 would suggest 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 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 injured 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 saying in washington president trump has replaced another senior member of his team veterans affairs secretary david schilke it is the latest in his place will be the white house who has no experience of running government departments program those 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 advisers 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 log trumps physical and mental stamina in an exhaustive press briefing following the president's medical check up in january in a statement trust said jackson who serves in iraq quote has seen firsthand the tremendous sacrifices our veterans made 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. lots more to come here including with a year to go until bricks if you want to see in the e.u.
on giving up. and out on his own australia's disgraced cricket captain heads home. from the points of asia. to the city that never sleeps. welcome back it's time to look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia looking at more eastern areas quite here we've got little bit of snow higher elevations but for the in kazakhstan tashkent into specky stones looking fine twenty two in touch can't now across more western areas we have got a pretty unsettled picture the eastern side the mediterranean is got a circulation of low pressure which is moving up towards turkey as well and this is going to result in some heavy rains some really strong winds and certainly the higher elevations in turkey to be some significant flooding system sort of clear service he had through into friday but i think jerry the quite disturbed weather
pattern is going to extend into the arabian peninsula the main problem likely to be with fairly strong winds developing dust quite a lot of dust across side the radio i think that could be some serious facility problems during the course of thursday and through into the weekend you see the cloud there's a front comes down and the indication of some strong wind arrows so i think really good bit careful here in the could be some flight issues as well possibly the late because of the high dust content here in doha will of course temperatures of thirty four degrees into southern portions of africa looking rather cut across parts in the middle of the risk for when took and to come further south still that line of cloud with the risk of showers expected in cape town. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. the scene for us where they're 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
a sunset there are people there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. let's have a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera high level talks between south and north korea have begun in the demilitarized zone which divides the two countries delegates from both sides are expected to finalize the details of south korean president. meeting with north korean leader kim jong un which is due next month at
least sixty eight people have been killed in a jail riot at a police station in venezuela tear gas was used on family members who were demonstrating outside the facility state that's northwest of the capital caracas there's no official word on what triggered the violence. a u.s. judge has cleared the way for saudi arabia to be sued by victims of the nine eleven attacks he rejected the kingdom's attempt to have the lawsuits dismissed which accuses of helping plan the two thousand and one attacks the saudi government has long denied involvement in the nine eleven. the polls of close in egypt three day presidential election and very few people doubt that abdel fattah el-sisi will have a landslide victory has given an extra ballots as part of an effort to boost
turnout. hanley's. and you will immediately be paid. three dollars an ounce because of bribes to egypt to cast ballots as government 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 businessman offered 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. and mr weber 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
without a country that respects the law president of the fatah has sisi has 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 stations across the country they insist the election went smooth and the turnout is higher than reported by the media. but even if the turnout is low sisi is expected to trounce his opponent most of the little known politician who announced his bid of the last minute sissy's sat for an easy win but is likely to face many challenges during his second term critics dismiss claims by sisi supporters who say his the right man for egypt and his help improve the
economy some analysts say the vast majority of egyptians are worse off than 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 i.m.f. but. micro-level life for the average egyptian has actually gotten a lot more difficult because inflation has increased dramatically presidencies he says repeatedly that if reelected it's going to be his final four years. but he's already pushing for constitutional changes to pave the way for the general politician to run. zero. now there are conflicting reports as to who is exactly in control of the northern syrian talum
refought turkish troops have been closing in on it since taking the city of afrin which is further west from the kurdish y.p. gini turkish president reptile veteran says his forces will continue to move eastwards as far as man bridge to push out why p.g. pfizer's who he says the terrorists and further south in syria the government's military is preparing for a final push to take what's left of areas of which is very close to damascus the capital the army says it will launch an offensive on the northern town of duma unless the giant shell islam or the army of islam group which controls it agrees to surrender and further south buses carrying civilians and fighters have left for hama province as part of an evacuation deal brokered by russia they've around arrived rather in the town of color talmudic where the sickest and most vulnerable
people have been receiving medical treatment. malala yousafzai has returned to pakistan for the first time since being shot in the head in twenty twelve she was accompanied by her father and is expected to meet top pakistani officials the twenty year old was attacked by taliban gunmen for her work supporting girls' education she was of were awarded the nobel peace prize in twenty fourteen. exactly a year ago today the u.k. is a year from today excuse me the u.k. is expected to leave the european union while the precise nature of the deal is still undecided prime minister treason may says she's committed to honoring the twenty sixteen vote to break away but for a european groups often referred to as the remain is refusing to give up hope of staying in the e.u. is a u.k. correspondent.
such a disaster that even boris johnson now admits he got it wrong maybe not his precious news but his impersonator and protesters outside downing street believe it can be stopped with a second referendum on the final deal from the. britain and the e.u. like a student speaking for generations that floated over to stay in the. young people do feel very strongly that this is one direction for a few. parents and grandparents many of whom back to back. right do 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 to ensure.
that i don't think you can. get on with. 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. is the final nail in the coffin for the. dog. one 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 feel the best possible deal bert's back in london not much sign of rallying around another group sets off on a battle bus tour around britain supported by some big names in british politics i accept that whatever happens in terms of any effort. to stop or take it to
a different course in the one the people's in the first roy said so it's very difficult but i think millions of people believe the country's made a mistake. this is just can't count 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 has and if diehard remain as have learned one thing from the anti e.u. opponents it's this never give up what i see to be hopeless cause phillips al-jazeera london. is being called a landmark ruling in south africa a white woman has been jailed for racially abusing a black police officer became member going to state agent was jailed for three years with one year suspended for using racial slurs against the officer forty eight times during a to raid in twenty sixteen the officer had been trying to help her after things broke into. australia's dumped cricket captain is jude to arrive home in the coming
hours as he counts the cost of a cheating scandal say smith along with his deputy david warner have been banned from the game for a year lease home and reports 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 copping 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 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 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 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 places sponsors for cricket australia are questioning the why they manage the brand in the brand of these trading 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 is happening in south africa so this could cost cricket in this country millions. the indian cricket board has also bob 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 committed 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. that one of the world's most prestigious art has is opening in hong kong this weekend the sierra club cripples curators are hoping to use the three day event to tap into china's growing appetite for contemporary art. it's a fish showcasing thousands of vibrant and abstract exhibits including paintings sculptures interactive installations and digital art this painting by the dutch
august when de kooning from a private collection has a pos tag of thirty five million dollars it is one of the big night affair in bryce's a moving artist's came to share the international stage the showcase is incredible because it's really some of the best galleries and the most exciting young ones as well that that are with us so again a great snapshot of what's going on around the world and all around two hundred fifty galleries from thirty two countries felicity's conventions into almost half a from asia but this year there are twenty eight new comets with more galleries from the middle east and india in the line up it's because we're looking to explore the east i think it's also because our positive long kong is wonderful the most exciting phase in asia coming from tehran living in europe i think this is a major step for us market wise to see how it how does this work in this emerging market this year a gallery from iran is making its study deal inside. a release of the unfamiliar
with art from the middle east by galleries and institutions in this region and driving market interest it's felt you know the emerging order of iran that we are trying to represent has recently will of maturity to be shown a venue alongside the best gathers in securing a spot here in iraq battle involves a tough application process more than five hundred galleries apply but only hope for except in the face like patient here in hong kong is a major troll caught on the doorstep of china it's now the second largest not market in the world behind the united states accounting for one fifth of global are silent while options essential to global lot sells a report commissioned by at basel found that outfit is last year were responsible for whole of the market share regarding fark international for. this year the goal is for years old. we need to get out as much as it was as we can this will be hoping some a disused thing much that enthusiasm and the art will decisions on hong kong.
al-jazeera hong kong. deal with al-jazeera and these are our top stories high level talks between south and north korea have begun in the demilitarized zone which divides the two countries delegates from both sides are expected to finalize the details of south korean president mean jay inslee meeting with the north korean leader kim jong un next month at least sixty eight people have been killed in a jail riot at a police station in venezuela tear gas was used on family members who were demonstrating outside the facility incredible state northwest of the capital caracas there's no official word as to what triggered the violence sandro ramp yet he has more from bogota in neighboring colombia this is now the biggest rioting in the history of
a prison riot in the history of venezuela when we look at the number of victims the just some months ago another thirty seven people had died in a different riot in the state. i phone and six he had died in two thousand in hearing what had been the biggest and he'll head a u.s. judges cleared the way for saudi arabia to be sued by victims of the nine eleven attacks he rejected the kingdom's bid to dismiss the lawsuits which accuse it of helping plan the two thousand and one attacks the saudi government denies any involvement. president trump has replaced another senior member of his team veterans affairs secretary david shaw is the second cabinet secretary to leave over travel expense controversy president trump wants to replace him with white house doctor ronnie jackson there are conflicting reports as to who is exactly in control
of the northern syrian town of tal rifat turkish troops have been closing in on it since taking the city of our freend from the kurdish y p g ten days ago turkish president tired head of one says his forces will continue to move east as far as man bage to push out why p.g. feiss malala yousafzai has returned to pakistan for the first time since being shot in the head in twenty twelve right you're up to date those are the headlines next is the stream. facing realities growing up went to do you realize that you were living in a special place a so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on talk to al-jazeera at this time.