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hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. there were really only two key differences between our draft and russia. but those differences volumes deadlock at the u.n. u.s. and russian resolutions on an alleged chemical attack in syria fail to go through. i started. i run it and i'm responsible for what happens here. under in terra great on tunder interrogation in congress facebook founder mark zuckerberg says sorry over his company's data privacy breach. president trump welcomes the emir of cattle to the white house less than
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a year after accusing his country of funding terrorism. out in sport barcelona have been knocked out of the champions league after a remarkable comeback by roma while liverpool are through to the semifinals after thrashing english premier league leaders manchester city five one on aggregate. we begin at the united nations where rival russian and u.s. resolutions on investigating chemical weapons use in syria have both failed to pass russia's proposal to create a new inquiry into the attacks received six votes in favor so short of the minimum of nine votes needed for any resolution to pass. a competing u.s. attempt to establish an investigation which would have the power to attribute blame for chemical weapons attacks in syria u.s.
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ambassador nikki haley accused russia of serving the interests of its ally president assad over the syrian people. there were really only two key differences between our draft and russia's but those differences volumes first russia wanted to give themselves the chance to approve the investigators who were chosen for the task and second russia wanted to have the security council assess the findings of any investigation before any report was released does any of that sound independent or impartial. so russia's proposal wasn't about an independent impartial investigation at all it was all about protecting the assad regime you have already appointed the guilty party before the investigation you do not need the investigation you do not want to hear anything you do not want to hear that no traces of
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a chemical attack was found in duma you've simply been looking for a pretext all this time let's go live now to mike hanna who is at the united nations he's been following these developments two votes on two draft resolutions which failed to pass what was the point of what we've seen at the u.n. over the past few hours. well that's a question that many people are indeed us being it's a repetition of scenes that we've seen time after time in the security council when it comes to the issue of syria in particular this incidentally was the twelfth veto exercised by russia since the conflict began within syria russia contending it could not support that u.s. proposal because it believed that it would lead to bias and that it was a in debt and to cutting the what russia says is the democratically elected syrian government through the russian proposal well that has been around for a number of months now it had never gained traction for those reasons you heard
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there from the u.s. ambassador other members of the council clearly feeling the same way that the russian proposal for an investigative mechanism lacked two major issues one is that it was not independent to the members would be appointed by russia and secondly that the body itself would not be able to apportion blame or identify the perpetrators this is a key issue and what we've been hearing in the course of the afternoon the u.s. and its allies intent on creating some kind of structure that not only would investigate chemical attacks but would also have the power to assign responsibility the u.n. at the moment and the international community has no such body in place when you have an incident as happened in syria over the weekend there is nobody that can actually apportion accountability should have been and chemical attack indeed the fact finding mission of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons
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were investigated will be on its way to the scene but its power is limited to establishing whether or not there has been a chemical attack it has no mandate whatsoever to apportion blame so after hours of discussion hours of debate hours of argument you are still in a situation where the security council has not moved this issue one iota. you know that's right because we had rush are accusing the u.s. of a calculated plan designed for russia to deliberately veto it and then you had the u.s. accusing russia of not wanting an independent impartial investigation where does this go now is there anything more for the u.n. security council to do on this matter. well the security council is still continuing its in consultations at the moment russia wanted to bring a second proposal basically backing the fact finding mission off the o.p.c.
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w sweden objected to saying it does not want this brought to the vote so members are now cloistered in a procedural session some members trying to persuade russia not to bring this to the vote a number of members absolutely insistent that there is no need for such a resolution as the fact finding mission of the o.p.c. w. is already beginning its work it doesn't need any resolution to allow it to go forward so here you have wrangling continuing even on procedural issues within the council where does it go in terms of finding some kind of body that can examine chemical attacks and that can apportion accountability well that question is completely unclear what is clear though is that the security council as president constituted is incapable because of the political divisions within it of actually pushing through issues that many would contend are absolutely critical at this particular point given what has happened given the allegations of what happened in
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syria the security council the body that should be overseeing world peace is incapable of creating some kind of structure that not only examines chemical attacks but can apportion accountability responsibility blame and point fingers at whoever carried those attacks out all right for now thank you very much mike hanna with all the latest from the united nations so joining me now in the studios of sal ashraf an assistant professor of international relations at notting university thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us so is we were hearing from mike diplomacy seems to have failed yet again when it comes to an alleged chemical attack in syria the gulf between the u.s. and russia is wider than ever the language in the rhetoric when. hearing from the u.s. ambassador to the united nations do you feel that what we've seen tonight makes a unilateral u.s. intervention more likely it certainly does open the way for it because the u.s.
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the u.s. can say that we've tried to go through the u.n. in a failed. the point of course here is that both sides have agendas and whatever attack has taken place chemical war not one thing that we can be read to be certain of is that innocent children and civilians are suffering and have been suffering for many years in this conflict and both sides have agendas about who should be in charge in syria or who shouldn't be and i think this is really the heart of the matter and it should be resolved diplomacy so far has been channeled in both sides trying to achieve the global security goals rather than addressing the needs of the victims of this conflict has been reading for many years so what are the implications of this than for president trying possible.
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possibly launching u.s. military strikes on on syrian targets going is it is u.s. punitive action now seem inevitable to you it probably is i think mr trump certainly with his new security advisor john bolton is likely to want to make a statement of some sort and that statement would. be either a very symbolic one as the last time when cruise missiles were launched against alleged chemical attack which resulted in relatively few casualties and relatively small amounts of destruction of military capability if this particular attack turns out to be much more substantial. there is the danger that the. the russians who feel that they need to respond to this point what are u.s. options what is this an area that is my slightly well it would probably be
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something similar to the last time which was cruise missiles other form of standoff weapons which the russians didn't respond they didn't respond to because it seems that in the law the previous occasion there was some sober understanding established that this would be a symbolic attack and that the base was selected so that minimal casualties took place if this this time around it is a attack designed to attack let's say syrian forces the capability then the russians may for all feel that they need to bond and this could turn into something very ugly very soon unless there is diplomacy behind the scenes to contain it well thank you very much as our ashraf appreciate your an ass. you know at the news hour live from london much more still to come. yet. israel confirms that a video showing soldiers celebrating after shooting
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a palestinian is authentic. a warning from russia as u.s. crippling the poison daughter of a former spy is to start discharge from a u.k. hospital. and then later in sports south african run it past is the man yes that's new records at the commonwealth games we'll have those details. now mark zuckerberg has said he's sorry about the privacy data breach of facebook a social media c.e.o. is still facing questions at a congressional hearing on capitol hill he said the breach was his fault and the company needed to do better over the next two days of going to be questioned in detail about the cambridge analytical scandal and russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election. well a short time ago the senators were preparing to take a break when suggested they keep going but he may have regretted that because he
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was shown the terms of service between facebook and cambridge analytical and they directly contradict what he's been saying about selling data i want to show you the terms of service that our xander kogan provided to facebook and note for you that in fact facebook was on notice that he could sell that user information have you seen these terms of service before or have not who in facebook was responsible for seeing those terms of service that put you on notice that that information could be sold. senator our app review team would be responsible for that had anyone been fired on that app review review team. senator not because of
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this but it was also a simple question from senate had they been that got aroused in the crowd but he said. some doubt why this is all happening in this desert berg would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night. no. if you messaged anybody this week would you share with us the names of the people you've messaged a senator no i would probably not choose to do that publicly here i think that might be what this is all about your right to privacy the limits of your right to privacy and how much you give away in modern america in the name of quote connecting people around the world the question basically of. what information facebook's collecting who they're sending it to and whether they were asking me in
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advance my permission to do that. alan has been monitoring the hearing on capitol hill what is the verdicts have on months ago backs performance. there's a lot to sift through simply because he's been there for more than two hours the senator has five minutes of questions we've covered a lot of groaned you can see that he has ditched his usual hoodie or three t.-shirt and gone for a suit and that means it's a much more polished performance from the facebook c.e.o. as well he's answered the questions as on asli as he thinks he can but a number of the senators have made the point that he's apologized for data breaches in the past one called the latest stop in the apology tour another said no one who understands take more than some of the other senators said lou you may have the the talent to make changes but do you have the will and he said yes he was asked specifically as well whether you consider european style legislation he pointed out
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to the fact that sensibilities the united states are slightly different and that is probably true but certainly he says what is important is the right kind of regulation rather than just any regulation he was then asked by a said to will you help us draft regulation and he said yes but clearly if senators and members of congress think that the tech industry needs to be regulated it is up to them to regulate certainly they can have consultations but i'm sure there are a number of other tech companies who would be a bit concerned if the rules over data handling was being informed mainly by mark zuckerberg and not the industry as a whole although i'm sure that's not what the senator was suggesting essentially how it came across and really it's the u.s. election in two thousand and sixteen that is very much at the heart of this senate hearing did we learn anything more about the way cambridge analytical never age that data to possibly sway voters. well a woman's
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a cupboard. said which is actually quite interesting is that facebook are looking at possible russian links with cambridge analytical he was asked specifically is there a possibility that this data we know be stored somewhere in russia and he couldn't rule that out another interesting fact that has come out during his testimony is that they are cooperating with special counsel robert miller hill your member is looking into possible collusion between the top campaign and russia during the election though you said that to you wasn't sure whether subpoenas had been issued him self hadn't been interviewed suggested that senior members of staff had been and certainly said that they were cooperating with robert mueller which is all very interesting there's been rumors about connections between facebook and robert mueller working together for some time this is no confirmation from mark zuckerberg himself and it doesn't end here when the senators are done with them of course he's back on capitol hill on wednesday in front of members of congress who will be
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asking the same sort of question what you have to know is that mark zuckerberg has been very well prepared for this he spent the weekend in washington with his lobbying team and with this p.r. team he clearly has done a lot of work for the way he comes across the answer he's delivering hoping perhaps that it will be left to tech companies like facebook to self regulate these changes rather than do anything that could provoke the senate or congress to see though is the time to take action all right thank you very much allan fisher following that senate hearing for us on capitol hill joining me live from washington d.c. is sam lester a consumer privacy fellow at the economic privacy information center thank you very much for speaking to us. one just hearing picking up on the no allan was speaking about there the possibility of further action in the aftermath of this hearing mark
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zuckerberg really did his best but those concerns about the mishandling of uses data is still very much that what sort of action what might we see now. right so i think today's hearing was encouraging congress is asking the right questions and now the question for us is whether congress has the right answers and we believe there needs to be comprehensive privacy legislation in the united states we believe that the united states is lagging behind europe right now on privacy but also another issue that days hearing really highlights was that we already had the regulatory tools in place to deal with what happened with cambridge analytic the federal trade commission it issued a settlement against facebook for its failure to protect user data and had the federal trade commission and force that settlement then the whole cambridge analytic a mess could have been avoided so actually the but then you'll saying that the
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regulation was there it just wasn't enforced. but that it right better than commission number i'm just going to say but that didn't stop the senate from threatening facebook with the regulation did it months like a bug was put on this fall when it came to this issue sure we absolutely need stronger privacy legislation i think that one of the things you're seeing now is. leadership at the federal trade commission now saying to congress we need help we need additional resources the united states is one of the few major countries in the world without a data protection agency so the phone trade commission has developed its authority to regulate privacy but but it needs more tools how long is that going to take that sort of legislation how long before we see it enacted. we
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think they could enact it if they wanted to tomorrow there's plenty of reforms in place there's plenty of proposals on the table. number of members of congress of put forth legislation that are steps in the right direction so if the political will is there which i believe that it is we we could see that legislation tomorrow all right thanks very much sam last a good to get you will feel it on this story joining us that from washington d.c. . now some other stories u.s. president donald trump has praised his ties with cason saying they are working extremely well he and shake to mean bin hamad a funny of discuss the g.c.c. crisis and combating terrorism at a meeting at the white house. report from washington. a crucial moment for the emir of qatar homies the man who just a few months ago publicly sided with his country's we gen y. balls but in the white house a clear sign of chopped being turned in march it's
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a great honor to have the emir of qatar with us it's a friend of mine knew it long before i entered the world of politics he's a great gentleman very popular in his country his people love him we're working on unity in that part of the middle east and i think it's working out very well the emir his country is under blockade by saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain reiterated his commitment to build a strong relationship with washington our economy quarter ship is more than one hundred twenty five billion and our aim and goal is to double it in the next coming years our military. cooperation is very solid very strong as everybody knows that the heart of fighting terrorism is from a low data base last year donald trump accused qatar alone of financing extremism
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now he says all of the gulf rivals have a part to play those countries are stopping the funding of terrorism that includes u.a.e. it includes saudi arabia it includes guitar and others who have now become a very big advocate appreciate. the events in syria also near the top of the edge and the u.s. administration is said to be seriously considering as riots following alleged chemical attacks by syrian army in duma on the outskirts of damascus the president and the one in blaming syria's for the alleged atrocity and seventy years of war we can't tolerate with a war criminal record to tolerate was someone who could more than half a million. office on people and this matter should immediate but u.s. officials are concerned they own going d.c.c. crisis could undermine a coup dated bush to the syrian conflict still talk of trump leading
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a summit meeting on the almost year long diplomatic standoff but divisions among the rivals persist this is a significant moment for the emir of qatar months ago president trump singled out qatar accusing it of funding extremism now the emir of qatar is being commanded by the same president and top u.s. military commanders for fighting terrorism and promoting stability in the middle east. washington d.c. . well the developments vice president emanuel says he agrees with saudi arabia that iran's ballistic missile program is because israel talked with crown prince mohammed bin soundman in paris as part of a three day visit and to improving diplomatic relations margaret also defended french arms sales to the saudi that coalition in yemen's war. it is clear that we will not tolerate any ballistic activity the threat to the saudi
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arabia and the integrity of its citizens nevertheless we respect your money tiring international law we talk about these last year. that the un security council resolution in germany and we continue to be extremely pretty loud on this point until we see saudi it worked on in terms of humanitarian assistance it has more in this now from paris. well it's been a real diplomatic juggling for the french president because on one side of course he wants to have very good relations with saudi arabia but he also wants to have very good relations with countries of saudi arabia's hostile to including kashmir and especially iran now what release a. president might call stylish to try and talk to everybody to try and have a multi dimensional multilateral approach which can talk to every order doesn't necessarily need to take any sides but there is no doubt that over the past few months it has been
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a certain amount of tension between riyadh and paris and especially over the case of iran and the fact that a man or mark on such a keen supporter of the iran nuclear deal now there is no doubt that the saudi crown prince had a lot to say about this in the press conference we just heard him talking about how iran was a danger but what about man omar calls it also facing what is a sensitive issue at home because there are many people in france who are increasingly fed up increasingly concerned about fox news arms sales to saudi arabia charge radar should say of course the saudi led coalition. has been bombing and blockading yemen now many years and many people in the progress we have to for according to recent opinion poll want france to suspend its weapons sales to saudi arabia now and i don't want or didn't indicate that that is going to be happening any time soon but there is no doubt there's a certain amount of public pressure over him on that issue. the daughter of a former russian spy was poisoning in the u.k.
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has been discharged from hospital and taken to a secure location russia's embassy in london says any plans to resettle yulia and sergei scruple will be seen as an abduction of its citizens the u.k. and its allies blame moscow for being behind a nerve agent attack on march fourth a claim the kremlin denies sergei remains in hospital but is now said to be in stable condition. doctors say junia and her father of responding well to treatment though are at different stages in their recovery we have now discharged from salisbury district hospital yuliya has asked for privacy from the media and i want to reiterate her request i also want to take this opportunity to wish her well this is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone her father has also made good progress on friday and i'm stuart he was no longer in a critical condition although he's recovering more slowly than you we hope that he
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too will be able to leave hospital in due course. the israeli military has confirmed a video that shows an army sniper shooting a palestinian on the gaza border is authentic and that the soldiers involved will be disciplined palestinians say it shows gazans being shot while posing no threat to soldiers but israel's defense minister has said that the sniper deserves a medal and smith reports from jerusalem this israeli soldier has in his sights a palestinian apparently unarmed standing a few meters beyond the separation fence the divides israel from gaza just by being this man is according to israel's military regulations a legitimate target for a sniper the army imposes a minimum one hundred metre buffer zone into garza's territory it's a regulation with no backing in international law the video seems to have been shared on social media by one of the most. yes.
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no we don't know who the victim is or what he was doing in the time before he was shot israel's military says it happened in december the delight the snipers colleagues taken hitting that target doesn't change the fact that the israeli military won't consider the snipers actions unlawful but according to one human rights group. we have been keep hearing that anybody who is coming close to their for defense will be shoot anybody who support this if they think in those demonstrations is part of the hamas and they want to destroy israel everybody is a terrorist then what's rationed so totally to me so if the public debate here that
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is being conducted by the being led by the political level. showing the prettiest thing in the snow deserving the same rights as any other person. it's not surprising that they think they're in a statement israel's military says the video depicts a short part of the response to a violent riot which included iraq hurling and attempts to sabotage the security fence and lasted about two hours during the riot means were taken in order to disperse it including verbal warnings and calls to halt using riot dispersal means and firing warning shots into the air after none of these were successful a single bullet was fired towards one of the palestinians who is suspected of organizing and leading this incident well he was a few meters from the fence he was hit in the lag and injured. i don't talk at shop that might. of course devastating real life consequences in the last two weeks more than fourteen hundred people have been injured by. the snipers many will
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be crippled for life thirty one people have died. with al-jazeera west jerusalem. refugees leave me on the office. president trump attacks the f.b.i. for raiding his lawyers office with a controversial payment. and. are out of the champions league. it's not often that you say it's much much warmer nothingness than in space but now is one of those times if you have a satellite picture i'm standing over all a cloud which means he's all nice and sunny spring more and this is is turning
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where i suppose story would be a would certainly cloudy wet and more especially cold temperature wise or talk about ten in madrid in contrast seventeen in london twenty four in berlin this is the bit if you want to be in if you've had a rather long drawn out winter is nice and warm the cloud is bubbling up a little bit and it's a possibility were two storms right here minor ones in for example germany during wednesday but the unpleasant weather is pretty obvious madrid's circulation so that's going to be windy wet and fairly cold spreads across into southern france as well bring some snow to the alps the same time now it's still there though but little less intense come thursday the rains spread beyond the adriatic so for a time you got rain for they have into western australia as well still woman germany twenty five in berlin by thirteen in london now mushiness actions going on now bear which means usually spills over and produce a bit of a windy coastline in morocco and algeria is still the case on wednesday and thursday but is slowly warming.
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see the world from a different perspective on al-jazeera. combined a quick look at the top stories now rival proposals put forward by the us russia of the chemical weapons attacks in syria of both fail to posit a meeting of the un security council. facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has apologized for the social media giants data breach while testifying at a congressional committee. and us president donald trump says ties with cows are a working extremely well during a meeting with the enemy a shake i mean been
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a funny at the white house. an island has been marking the twentieth anniversary of the good friday agreement and they ended decades of violence between pro irish catholics and progresses process sense but with the country still in political deadlock in the uncertainties of breck's it many say it's a time of mixed feelings are u.k. correspondent on a b phillips reports from belfast. the class of ninety eight hold their reunion at queen's university belfast the men and women who made peace a day to celebrate the dramatic reduction in violence that good friday agreement brought to northern ireland but what else the devolved government that was an essential component of the agreement has not function did over a year where. one can play at your insistence peace is not at risk the institutions will be back in place the good friday agreement remains the accord
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which is going to politics and done already isn't in the south and really it's in ships in the end to the for future so i think the future is very bright from the opposite side of northern ireland's divided not a key player said britain's withdrawal from the e.u. should not damage the agreement perhaps it is one thing. if we completely different there is no interaction between them all but what is happening at the moment is some people. are trying to use it to the agree. and i hope that they are successful in doing so. later the chief negotiator from the united states senator george mitchell and former president bill clinton were honored with the freedom of belfast i will always be grateful that i came to belfast when peace of been made but the city was still troubled when was it good and decent people had to
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actually make a decision to do the right thing to be the right sort of person to give children the right sort of future. it was a ford. the year one of the good friday agreement was the outside pressure to instill in our. kids the place to be judged by the people in the world the military. sure about how to gauge which is no longer there and there. it was a time when as the irish poet seamus heaney wrote hope and history rhymed that elusive harmony that can never be taken for granted. the body phillips al-jazeera belfast. the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court says she should be allowed to bring a case against myanmar for forcing muslim rangar to flee more than six hundred
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seventy thousand rangar of crossed into bangladesh since myanmar's military launched a crackdown in august the un has called it a textbook case of ethnic cleansing fatty bensouda says a request for a ruling on whether she has jurisdiction has been prompted by washing calls exceptional circumstances or anger refugees fleeing violence in myanmar often trying to seek safety in malaysia and despite the dangers they face it see many more are preparing to make that journey charlotte ballasts explains the route that many of the refugees are now taking. smugglers with fishing boats a taking bookings to get out of me and south to malaysia the monsoon season will start in late may and last until october so boats moscow in the next six weeks or they will have to wait until the end of the year refugees tell us they pay seventy five dollars each to local police to allow the departure asked of me emma smugglers try to put at least one hundred people on each boat which can mean
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a bribe of around seventy five hundred dollars more than five times a policeman's annual salary in rakhine state and smugglers charge four hundred fifty dollars per boat which the wrench to pay collectively this season just one boat with fifty six made the crossing without any deaths it started from coaxes bizarre in bangladesh and headed south it sheltered from a storm in thailand before being pushed back by the tide navy then docked at the malaysian island of length how on the third of april on friday five or hensher were found by indonesian fishermen off a province that been adrift for three weeks and told rescue is five others had starved to death. still in me said two other boats lift the town of sit waiting days ago one had ninety people on board they got the sixty these boats are still missing violence between twenty twelve and twenty fifteen forced one hundred twenty thousand to flee by sea to thailand malaysia and indonesia
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hundreds died in the journey and for weeks those countries refused to accept them leaving them adrift at sea thailand and indonesia still sent the right back out to sea that's despite international maritime law that dictates people found in distress must be rescuers and allowed to disembark at the nearest port of safety malaysia a muslim majority nation is more sympathetic and has agreed to accept on humanitarian grounds for now. talks of being held across libya as part of efforts to resolve the conflict that the un officials hope dialogue will help usher in presidential and parliamentary elections by the end of the year since mama gadhafi is death in two thousand and eleven they have been two separate controlling bodies saraj is head of the government of national accord in tripoli which controls much of the west of the country the un recognizes it as the official government but there is another
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parliament further along the coast to the east in the city of tobruk its speaker is and it's known as the house of representatives it also has the support of another key player renegade general hurley for have to he leads large parts of the libyan national army which also holds a lot of eastern libya importantly have to also controls these oil ports libya gets ninety seven percent of its income from oil and a lot of it flows through these ports parts of the south of libya a split between the two governments have to and supporters of the former gadhafi regime mahmoud abdul wahid has more from tripoli. these meetings are supposed to be held in civil libyan cities and will gather all categories of the libyan society especially those who have not got a chance to take part in the libyan current political landscape.
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i'm optimistic about this conference hopefully we will have a reconciliation in place and then we can return to the good old days we are one nation after all live in a. good and we hope these talks will achieve reconciliation between tribes and cities so that we can be one hand in one state with one government and one people other than of the all the stakeholders should be one woman they should speak openly to each other so we should always have been also the meetings will gather former rebels those who support the renegade the heftier minorities and this ability heads even those who support the former regime. and the aim of all these meetings is to come up with a solution to the libyan crisis after gathering as many opinions as possible u.s. president on trial has blasted the f.b.i.
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is right on his lawyers office as a disgrace and a witch hunt it's been suggested the agents were working on behalf of the special investigator robert mueller is looking into alleged links between russia and the trunk campaign and that's raising fears trump may soon look to fire that he can as the latest from washington. are you in white house handlers didn't even wait a second saudi reporters out of the oval office before the president could be tempted to answer questions donald trump stayed silent tuesday the night before was a different story they broke into the office going on a long rant about the raid and his lawyer michael cohen's hotel and office on why don't i just fire moment where i think it's a disgrace what's going on and we'll see what happens but i think it's really a sad situation when you look at what happened there many people have said you should fire him that is giving democrats i mean ition to call for new legislation
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this congress must respond forcefully and on a bipartisan basis by reaffirming our belief that the president cannot fire special counsel without law without cause and by passing legislation to ensure that any attempts to remove robert muller. will be unsuccessful so far republicans have only gone as far as to warn the president not to act but he is tweeting calling it a witch hunt and posting attorney client privilege is dead it actually isn't but that's what makes the read on cohen so surprising investigators and judges very rarely subpoena attorneys in order to get a judge to sign off the rules say that they have to have evidence that the attorney and his or her clients are actively committing a crime and it has to be signed off on at the highest levels of the justice department at the white house insistence the president has the power to fire the special counsel i know
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a number of individuals in the legal community and including at the department of justice that he has the power to do so most experts believe that it is not true the president can't directly fire special counsel robert mueller but he could try to force the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein to do it if you won't try to replace him with someone who will say or he could replace attorney general just sessions with someone willing to close the special counsel's office that would provoke a constitutional crisis putting pressure on congress to step in potentially giving miller even more power and money to pursue his case the president trumped clearly feels it's getting closer to him by the day. al-jazeera washington thousands of passengers were stranded at chairman airports as well as from the country's biggest union staged a walkout of a pay the airline left on says canceled more than eight hundred flights the union value six percent pay rise for its two point three million public sector employees work as
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a nursery schools rubbish collection and local transport also took part in the industrial action. now malaysia is set to go to the polls on may ninth a vote seen as a big test for the prime minister najib razak but his challenger is a ninety two year old former prime minister. leading coalition has been in power for more than sixty is can a corruption scandal now pave the way for a new era for mu are in southern malaysia florence newey has. norrish ambon ahmed used to be very certain about which political party he supports not anymore the businessman who lives in the southern georgia state says it's getting harder to make a decent living the price of making goods the price of making the resources not on that level is. and then because of making money is just how you are but because of living becomes how you. malaysia's economy grew by five point nine
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percent last year but rising living costs has become a concern for many people who have returned to the ruling party to power in every single election but in the past couple of years the opposition coalition has been gaining steady support the ruling bars a national coalition has been in power since independence more than sixty years ago but lost the popular vote for the first time in two thousand and thirteen since then the prime minister najib razak has been caught up in a corruption scandal surrounding malaysia's state investment fund known as one m d b more than four and a half billion dollars has allegedly been misappropriated from the fund set up by not malaysian police and the attorney general have so far not found any evidence of wrongdoing and we're taking you back to the united nations security council now where we are about to have another vote on a resolution a draft resolution which we think basically expresses support for a fact finding team to go to duma to investigate what took place following that
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alleged chemical weapons attack on the outskirts of the syrian capital let's just listen. in gone against. it was the result of the voting is as follows. or five of it's in favor of four votes against. six abstentions.
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on the draft resolution has not been adopted having failed to obtain the required number of votes. give the flu to those members of the council who wish to make statements after the vote. i give the flu to the representative of the united kingdom. right so thank you there's just been a vote u.n. security council another resolution that has failed to pass this after some developments there at the united nations basically you've had two draft resolutions two different proposals and one backed by russia the u.s. drafted resolution each one proposing an investigation into the chemical weapons attack in duma and both essentially failing to pass. the key difference between them being the the u.s. drafted resolution supported. basically said that the blame should be
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apportioned that they should identify the perpetrators of the attack this was unacceptable to the russians so it's been a day where we've had yet again two contrasting narratives from the u.s. and russia and two very different interpretations on what an investigation into this chemical weapons attack in duma should involve and yet each one at the same time calling for what is an in what should be an independent impartial investigation this too is what the u.n. chief antonio get terrorism has been calling for we can as we can now speak to mike hanna who is following this for us just take us through the vote that we've had just now mike and the significance of it is. pretty. well no real significance whatsoever given what has happened in the security council in the course of the rest of the day the resolution was brought by russia in support
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of the fact finding mission of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons now on the. pace of it that seems to be a simple vote all the members throughout the day have expressed their support for the f.m. however clearly members had also been stating that they believed there was no need for such a resolution before this vote place sweden called for a recess there wasn't a procedural argument behind closed doors the argument being advanced by sweden and other members of the security council was that there is no need for such a resolution as the fact finding missions work is already underway it will be on its way to duma so that this resolution is in effect and not needed at all so hence the resolution not passed this will not affect in any way the work of the fact finding mission off the o.p.c. w.
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but here again a point that's been made throughout the day the o.p.c. w the chemical weapons watchdog has no mandate to apportion responsibility it can go and decide whether or not a chemical weapons attack took place but it does not have the power to be able to say who the perpetrators were whether it was a state or non-state actor this is what the us was trying to do in the course of the day push through a resolution setting up an independent investigative mechanism that could both investigate chemical attacks and then also independently apportion responsibility the russians introduced a resolution saying roughly the same thing with two important differences one is that russia itself would decide who made up that independent mechanism and secondly that it would not be the mechanism to decide or apportion blame it would report back to the security council the security council would then apportion blame or
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hold an act to accountable should that state or non-state actor have been found responsible this was unacceptable to. the majority of members did not get the nine votes needed to pass so we have this discussion throughout the day in the wake of the alleged atrocity in syria this past weekend and still the un security council unable to move any further forward still no international body in place that can actually point fingers for such chemical attacks all right thank you very much mike and the united nations writes time now for your sport with. thanks very much roe has staged a remarkable comeback to barcelona added the champions league the italians trailed four one from the first leg of their quarter final but won three nil at home to progress on away goals it's just the second time that roma have reached the semifinals and they're only the third side in champions league history to overturn
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a three goal deficit in the knockout stages it was more clear cut in manchester were liverpool went through five one on aggregate against man city most became the reds all time leading a goal scorer in the champions league with his eighth strike in their two one win so liverpool are off to the semifinals for the first time in a decade earlier their team by safely arrived in manchester there had been fears of violence after city's boss was targeted before the first leg. eventis will take heart from rome with performance heading into the second leg of their quarterfinal on wednesday these hellion champions lost three nil at home to real madrid in the first leg that game will be remembered for christiane and were not although scoring with an overhead take the thirty three year old had scored twenty times in his last ten games. i'm not thinking about playing without christiane i know we have him and we're happy about it so there are a lot of people who remember form
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a real greats like alfredo to stefano and a lot of people really a lot of people and only one of them will remember christiane i being at this club we have him and we have to take advantage of its. byron munich are at home to sylvia and the other tie that recently crowned bundy's leader champions one to one in spain as they aim to reach the semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons. australia boasted their biggest ever win at the women's asian cup the team known as the matildas thrashed vietnam eight nels sam curse scored twice the result sent them into the top of group the ten teams are competing in jordan's capital in line with the top five teams to qualify for next year it's a world cup in france. a limping eight hundred meter champion caster semenya has been adding term medal collection at the commonwealth games in australia it's an event that seeing some dominant performances but some lesser known athletes are
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shining as well at least home in reports. if you're good enough you're old enough also if the same goes in sport eleven year old welsh table tennis player and a hersey is the youngest competitor at the commonwealth games she won her opening match in just seventeen minutes on the gold coast so exited later in the day. the host nation australia is dominating the medal table with fifty golds more than double nearest rival england's they won twenty eight gold medals in the pool alone the best ever performance at a commonwealth games. on the final night of competition michalak and won the two hundred meter individual medley becoming the first australian manson's in top to win five golds at one games. it's incredible it hasn't sunk in. you know i sort of said. before the trauma you know i tried both the fifteen
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hundred just to win the tour that sort of my baby and i check a lot of pride in that event and you know it's when father and like you said you know be used in the same sentence is thorpey is pretty phenomenal south africa performing well on the track has to say the new one the fifteen hundred meter title in a fraction of a four minutes it was a personal best and games record and she still has the eight hundred meters to come . was one is isaac mcquarrie shot to fame at last year's world championships in london when he ran a solo two hundred meter heat after initially being bad juju suspected illness he turns to gold on this occasion in the four hundred meter race thanks. an example that some days are always better than others in sport scottish cyclist john archibald was feeling the pain after a crash in the men's individual time trials he still managed to get over the finish
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line in eleventh place some degree of reward for the effort released holeman al-jazeera. another day and another stage when from morocco is russia delmore a bt as the the toughest foot race on earth the marathon days. stage three was a thirty one point six kilometer track through the sahara desert a relatively short run compared to wednesday's enormous eighty six point two kilometers stage for the second day in a row elmore beatty beat out his brother muhammad to claim victory and then the women's category russia's knows how about a one her third straight stage and that's all you sport for now it's now back to marion and like to thank you all that wraps up the news hour but a full bulletin coming up in just a couple of minutes on stephen. carcinogen
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