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this is al-jazeera. and i'm jane dutton this is the news our live from coming up in the next sixty minutes. the syrian people are counting on. another deadlock at the u.n. as u.s. and russian resolutions on alleged chemical attack in syria fail to go through. president donald trump welcomes their may have kept out of the white house less than a year after accusing doha of funding terrorism. and i'm sorry. i started facebook i run it and i'm responsible for what happens here under pressure faces members of congress and takes responsibility for facebook privacy breaches.
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and confirmation from israel it soldiers were caught on camera celebrating after shooting a palestinian man. will begin at the united nations where rival russian and u.s. proposals on investigating chemical weapons use in syria have failed to pass russia had put forward to draft resolutions to the security council one called for the creation of a new inquiry into the attacks the other backed a visit by international investigators to the size of the attack in duma on saturday earlier moscow vetoed a u.s. proposal also to set up a new inquiry but one which would assign blame for chemical attacks yes ambassador nikki haley accused russia of serving the interests of its ally syrian president bashar al assad instead of the syrian people. there were really only two key
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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 and impartial investigation at all it was all about protecting the assad regime one of the most of the new rules 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 a chemical attack was found in duma you've simply been looking for
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a pretext all this time mike hanna joins us live from u.n. headquarters in new york market other acrimonious meeting there between the u.s. and russia what's the outcome. well the outcome precisely is that the un security council spent to much of the day discussions debating attempting to pass through proposals and at the end off the session it failed to pass through one of the three resolutions that were introduced in the course of the day now what was happening is that the u.s. want to to create an independent investigative mechanism that could examined chemical attacks and then hold speedball responsible for such attacks there's no such body in place at the moment jim the joint investigative mechanism its mandate expired following back to back russian vetoes in november last year since then there is nobody that can actually apportion blame for these attacks the fact
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finding mission of the international chemical watchdog can ascertain whether or not a chemical attack took place but it has no mandate it is not empowered to hold apportion blame or identify the perpetrators jane what happens now mike. well very clearly the security council is once again proved itself to be deeply divided in some stage possible to function the fact that it could not pass any of these resolutions and incidentally could not even pass a resolution of backing the work of the o.p.c. w. but those opposed to it arguing that the body was already working its inspectors were on its way to syria to investigate the events of the past weekend so the security council once again has been found to be superfluous in a way in unable to act because of the deep divisions within it whenever it attempts
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to make some kind of formative move there's a russian veto waiting or a u.s. veto on the other hand so very difficult to see how the way ahead will play out very clearly there will still be attempts by members of the council to institute some kind of international independent chemical weapons investigatory body one that can identify those who carry out such attacks very difficult to see how the security council in its present form and with the present divisions can get to that point jane thank you for that mike meanwhile the chorus of world leaders calling for a strong response to the attack is growing on tuesday french president emmanuel mccrone said france would decide on its response very soon. we will continue the exchange of our technical and strategic information with our partners especially with our british and american partners and in the coming days
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we will announce our decision in any case the decisions we might take would be intended to hit allies of the regime or anybody else but would target chemical weapons on by the regime should the decision be taken. joins donald trump british prime minister. and other allies in calling for an international response to the last time the united states took action in syria. tomahawk missiles launched by the u.s. military hit the syrian air base on the morning of april seventh two thousand and seventeen it was the first time the united states directly targeted syrian government forces since the start of the conflict the raid was in response to this . president donald trump said the air base was used to launch a chemical weapons attack over one hundred people among them women and children were killed in the northern town of on the base was damaged but apart from that the
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strike didn't we can the government or its allies and it didn't prevent further chemical attacks the latest on saturday night reportedly killed dozens of people in the town of duma a suburb of damascus moscow says opposition rebels stage the attack to justify military action against the syrian government the u.s. disagrees trump has promised to retaliate. by your president trump will have to carry out a straight but he has limited options he cannot cross russia's red line they would have to coordinate any strike with the russians like they did in the. air battle if not there could be escalation. some two thousand u.s. troops are in northeast syria and the location of their big. he says in the kurdish region are known russia has warned the us of what it called a grave consequences if it targets syrian government forces many believe trump cannot back down he has made public statements and threats so some sort of military
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action is expected but the action is likely to be limited in scale and scope because if it is a wide operation or if it's threatened syrian president bashar assad's hold on power it would risk open confrontation with his backers russia and iran syrian government forces and their allies are now on alert they have reportedly moved out of their bases and evacuated military positions but washington is reportedly studying the possibility of a multinational military response we are clear that those responsible should be held to account with as i say working urgently with our allies to assess what has happened but we are also working with our allies on any action that is necessary. the u.s. reportedly gave russia advance warning before last year's strike that allowed the syrian military to move its assets this time around trump is warning russia and
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iran that they too can be held accountable the stakes are high but few expect the response to be a game changer. beirut. israel is denying its forces were behind the attack on an air base in syria on monday tehran says seven iranians were killed in airstrikes on the ties military base it blames israel for the attack in homs and warns it will not go without a response but israel's defense minister says tel of evil wasn't responsible. for me. i don't know what happened nor who was responsible for the attack on the base the only thing i do know is that we won't allow iran to establish any kind of existence in syria no matter what it takes we don't have any other option is accepting the existence of iran and syria is accepting a group around our neck the gulf diplomatic crisis was also on the white house agenda on tuesday president trump played host to the cattery emir in the oval office trump said the relationship between the us and cattle is working very well.
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as more from washington. a crucial moment for the emir of qatar he meets 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 a great honor to have the emir of qatar with us a friend of mine knew of 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 this 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
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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 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
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a war criminal record to tolerate was someone who could more than half a million. no pressure on people and this matter should immediately but u.s. officials are concerned the own going d.c.c. crisis could undermine a coup dated bush to the syrian conflict still talk of trump leading 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 has. washington d.c. french president emanuel micron urged saudi arabia to end the war in yemen marker and held talks with the saudi crown prince mohammed bin in paris he expressed his
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concern regarding the humanitarian situation they says he'll host a conference on the issue in the coming weeks he also defended saudi arabia. it is clear that we will not tolerate any ballistic activity the threat to the saudi arabia and the integrity of its citizens nevertheless we respect your money tiring international law we talk about these last year. that the u.n. security council resolution in germany and we continue to be extremely vigilant on this point and to wish saudi that the work done in terms of humanitarian assistance the trash about as more 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 release a. president might call stylish to try and talk to everybody to try and have
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a multi dimensional multilateral approach which can talk to everyone it doesn't necessarily need to take any sides but there is no doubt that over the past few months it has been a certain amount of tension between riyadh and paris and especially over the case of iran and the fact that a man or market such a key supporter of the iran nuclear deal now there is no doubt the saudi crown prince had a lot to say about this in the press conference but what about man omar also facing what is a sensitive issue at home because there are many people in france who are increasingly fed up increasingly concerned about four of those arms sales to saudi arabia exaggerator i should say of course the saudi led coalition. has been bombing in blockading yemen now many years and many people going to progress we have to for according to recent opinion poll want to suspend its weapons sales to saudi arabia
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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 here on that issue among some of the heart is an associate professor of middle eastern politics at the university of oklahoma and he joins us from there on skype very good to have you with us when it comes to the u.s. and cattle what a difference a year makes how important is this for both sides. well i think it's very important at one level certainly the symbolic and rhetorical level as your piece noted mr trump was tweeting in saying quite accusatory and negative things about qatar shortly after the riyadh conference and immediately after the blockade and of course things are very very different now so i think at the level of rhetoric and symbolics certainly there has been a lot of change however there doesn't appear to be any real movement on the ground in terms of ending this crisis and i think that means that the united states isn't really exerting pressure or significant pressure on saudi arabia and the u.a.e.
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to resolve this crisis once and for all i wonder how they can exact pressure considering the model that's happening in the u.s. if i can put it like that in the administration there well i think not just the muddle in the united states and you're certainly right president trump is mired in his own political scandals and problems here there's also of course many things to distract this. administration which isn't very well organized to begin with the conflict in syria the potential response what's going on in gaza and the palestinian issue not to mention north korea so there is a lot on this administration's plate and it's not a very efficient administration and as you know many individuals in the administration have been moving in and out in sensitive positions that in the state department the national security council and the cia so that doesn't help in terms of focus of the administration to really move forward on this crisis and what do
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you make of the path that's been tried by the saudis and the categories at the moment following each other around europe and the united states i mean where is this going to lead the dispute. sure well the saudis and the cuts rees have a different end goal with regard to their image campaigns or what they've been doing diplomatically mahomedan some on is trying to kind of do a search to make over and to sell himself and to put forward a new image of the country overall and yes it is goal in france and in the united states isn't really to resolve this crisis or to focus on qatar that's very different then the emir is efforts as it were which of course the president and the emir spoke about syria and other issues but the primary purpose i think quite understandably is to somehow resolve this crisis and to get back to what relations were like between that she sisi before june fifth two thousand and seventeen and looking ahead trying because hosting a summit later in the year with
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a regional players to think that'll lead to anything well unfortunately i'm not optimistic that summit was supposed to take place this month but of course the emraan season the so and you seem to have rejected the idea of meeting all together with the cuts or ymir and so on and as you know very well there is a lot going on in the world including president trump's suppose an upcoming meeting with kim young north korea best supposed to take place before may so i'm not terribly optimistic about this summit taking place and then being successful unfortunately some a shot at thank you thank you this rainy minute just confirmed a video showing an army sniper shooting a palestinian on the gaza border is authentic and says the soldiers involved will be disciplined palestinians say it shows how gazans were shot despite posing no threat to israeli forces but israel's defense minister has defended the action of
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the soldiers saying he deserves a medal but it's with reports from west to see him. 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 there 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 soldiers. 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 their target doesn't change the fact that the israeli military won't consider the snipers actions unlawful but it's according to one human rights group
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here. we have and keep hearing that anybody who is coming close to there for defense will be shoot anybody respect he said they think in those demonstrations he's 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 is being conducted by the being led by the political level. showing the prettiest thing in the snow observing 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
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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 leg and injured i don't talk shop that might on the sniper high fines from his buddies of course devastating real life consequences in the last two weeks in gaza more than fourteen hundred people have been injured by life israeli snipers many crippled for life thirty one people have died but it's me i'll just era west jerusalem plentiful head on the news sitting uncomfortably the anxiety of a way the u.s. president's poised to fire the special council investigating election maddening. the former spy's daughter is out of hospital why russia is not happy with the latest move in the poisoning case and in sports roma stage
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a start comeback against barcelona in the champions league far it will be here with the latest. facebook founder and chief executive mark zuckerberg has completed nearly five hours of testimony before members of congress he said he was sorry about the privacy data breach at the social media giants like a big admits the way facebook connects with other apps was designed in a way that's not good early as october told politicians that his company has been in a constant battle with russian operators seeking to exploit social media helen fisher has been listening to the testimony and he joins us from washington d.c. what else came out of this alan. well it's been an interesting five overs of so i think it's just about wrapping up just now i'm seeing the committee chairman making what appears to be his final statements in fact to me will be him having his turn
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to ask questions this is the first time mark zuckerberg has appeared in front of a congressional committee he's managed to avoid it for many many years despite all the questions about facebook operations and privacy even when they were talking about russian interference in the election he sent deputies and left tenants to deal with congress at that point and he's cleaned up his act he's ditched the normal gray t. shirt and he's appeared here in a suit it times it's been testy particularly between ted cruz former republican a former republican presidential candidate from twenty's extending cunt texas senator. but one of the one exchange drove to the very heart of what this is all about and that was from dick durbin who is a senator from illinois and mark zuckerberg. and this was a would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night.
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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 maybe with the six 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 advance my permission to do that so allan a lot about privacy and also a lot about russia. exactly you know a couple of things that came out of it one cambridge analytical hugel member was the company that essentially harvested the data that was provided by someone else
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but all from facebook users eighty seven million users impacted worldwide they passed on the information to donald trump's election campaign and also to the leave campaign during the e.u. referendum in the united kingdom. mark zuckerberg was asked do you know for certain when you're carrying this order of cambridge analytical and how the use this information that some of it isn't abroad some of it isn't russia and he told is that facebook is looking into possible russian links between facebook the cambridge analytic and the russians and then we found that he is also cooperating with robert mueller the special counsel who's investigating possible collusion between donald trump's presidential election campaign and facebook this is all about making sure that there is very limited regulation if any a toll on platforms like facebook and other take industries and his performance will go a long way to deciding that there were a number of senators who said look we know you have the talent to change things the
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way you have promised to change them but do you have the will and mark zuckerberg said yes he did there was talk too about possibly introducing some style of european a previously legislation because privacy is guarded a lot more closely in europe than it is here in the united states mark zuckerberg said that something we could look at although he said that sensibilities are slightly different between europe and here which is probably true as well he has literally just stopped giving evidence to the committee but this isn't all from mark zuckerberg he's back home whedon's day in front of members of the house of representatives and will face another a long grilling for people who want to know exactly why there was such a big data breach and why facebook didn't do more about it sooner and we'll be there to cover that too thanks for that alan carr mcsherry is the legal director at the foundation she joins us from san francisco on skype faye good to have you with us what do you make of his performance and the fact that he says that i'm
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responsible is that enough. not by a long shot i mean i think i didn't hear much today that was really expected of course he has to said he has to say i'm sorry and may i call and i will try to do better but what that actually means in practice is a very very different thing i mean the reality is that facebook has been saying i'm sorry for the much for its entire existence you know every year or so we get another. privacy problem with that and my realization and others will telling them they need to do better to protect user privacy for ages and he certainly isn't going to jump in here is a dollars i mean to you should we be better prepared to look after ourselves is that facebook's responsibility should we know what we going in full well absolutely i mean i think there is to contact will you give me this you chose to give us this data. but i don't think that's fair because i think that users really have no idea
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what data was being collected and how that data was going to be used shared so i think the first thing is users have a right to make informed decisions. ok so if he's broken trust how does he reinstated what should legislators do and how do they do that without breaking this kind of platform. right they've got a long way to get this look at a long way to go to try to restore our trust and legislators haven't will play here the place where they have to be or as i wish it weren't the situation where congress put in so many regulations and so such heavy handed regulations that actually only if they spoke in a sport because what that means is we're going to be stuck with facebook being the only you know major social media because other people won't you don't have innovation in the space so that there's a new facebook competitor down. do you think is enough of an understanding of this
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industry when it comes to legislators i mean is it something that's a little intimidating yes that's a very good point i actually think that my other fear is that congress is leaving space that it doesn't understand protect particularly well and you know making tech not having washington in charge of technology policy makes me very. kind of sherry thank you you still ahead on al-jazeera why malaysia's prime minister is being challenged by his one time mentor in next month's election. and in sport a straight a swimming team complete the most dominant performance and commonwealth games history. how all of a sudden the deep calls been sitting in
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a cat and the plain states which you still see from this grayness here seems to be warming up to some degree the temperature is allowed to come up to about fifty eight in chicago or wednesday in twenty four in denver there's still snow around and you can see it's fairly obvious just not far away from toronto temps about ridge seven but doesn't mean you won't get some snow during the day and still the potential for the back in most of the canadian side of the border so what's happened winter was hanging on and now it seems to be disappearing. don't hold your breath but that the minus one in calgary come thursday is snow way down the rockies you can see quite clearly so no it's not over yet still nice and warm in illinois and to the south that want this spreading across to washington too was new yorkers even if the temps are a bit in toronto by the end of it this is probably just a tease south of all this and this wet weather in florida few big showers around cuba and the bahamas must a cloud appears to be trying to build in places like mexico or costa rica cheri
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couple of countries for the next couple of days wednesday on thursday at the same time showers look a bit more likely in jamaica possibly his spaniel but mostly still relatively quiet . in the next episode of techno the team looks into the environmental impact of waste management trash is a big business than unfortunately the smelly business to the complexities of recycling when these different plastics are landed together then recycling becomes difficult to impossible and the signs that office solution is very easy for us to have one hundred percent recycled material techno on al-jazeera. when the news breaks. along the wall that the city and the story builds to be forced to leave the room just. when people need to be women and girls are being
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bought and given away in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the world winning documentaries and live news. i got to commend you all i'm hearing is good journalism on and on mine. witching hour as the amount of our top stories this hour rival proposals put forward by the u.s. and russia on chemical weapons attacks in syria have failed to pass at the u.n. security council both sides called for new inquiries to be set up but the u.s. plan to assign blame for the attacks was rejected by moscow. the crisis in the
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g.c.c. and security issues dominated the meeting between the emir of qatar to mean bin hamad of funny and u.s. president donald trump at the white house says he's working extremely well with qatar. facebook founder and chief executive mark zuckerberg has just finished nearly five hours of testimony before members of congress he said he was sorry about the privacy data breach at the social media giant admits the way facebook connect with other apps wasn't designed in a way that's good. northern ireland's been marking the twentieth anniversary of an agreement which ended decades of killings and violence but still the time of mixed feelings because of the political deadlock and bricks that uncertainty's to be phillips reports from belfast. the class of ninety eight told 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
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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 key player insisted peace is not at risk institutions will be back on clears the good friday agreement remains the accord which is going to go into politics on the side and on our agents in the side and on relationships 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. is completely different there is no interaction between them all but what is happening at the moment is some people. are trying to use protection to mind the agreement and i hope that
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they are successful in doing so later the chief negotiator for 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 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 fortune of. the year one of the best with private. outside pressure to bring to work in our. lives being celebrated down by the people of northern ireland that. i think basement is no longer back and that brings. it was
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a time when as the irish poet seamus heaney wrote hope and history rhymed an elusive harmony that can never be taken for granted. be phillip's al-jazeera belfast the daughter of a former russian spies being discharged from hospital in britain as she recovers from being poisoned script has been taken to a secure location but russia's embassy in london says any plans to resettle her and her father saying gay will be seen as quote an abduction of its citizens britain and its allies blame moscow for the nerve agent attack on march the fourth which the kremlin denies sergei scruple remains in hospital we have now discharged from salzburg district hospital yulia 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
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friday i announced that he was no longer in a critical condition although he's recovering more slowly at the new year we hope that he too will be able to leave hospital in due course and lawrence lee has more from london. well if anybody had said just over a month ago when union sagas triple were poisoned they'd be getting better i daresay nobody would have believed it at all because it's supposed to be extremely powerful nerve agents and yet here we are now sufficiently well vastly improved if not completely better to have been discharging her father surrogate who it is guests or assume was the actual targets of the agents attack by whoever was behind it is going to follow as well and so it does raise the question which is still completely unanswered how come if it was not aren't they both dead and was it as powerful as people say or what actually happened and we don't really have any
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answers those questions at all and of course because there's a there's a bit of a gap in what the british authorities are telling us that's trying to still be exploited by the russian side so where is yulia now well the metropolitan police say we will not comment on protective security arrangements for personal safety reasons which means that the british gotter is assume that they'll be asking what she knows and who might have wanted to do this which of course is infuriating to the russian side since they would very much like to have her as well for their own purposes and a half and it seems at the moment and so they put on twitter we congratulate you liz cripple on her recovery yet we need urgent proof that what is being done to her is done on her own free will and implicit in that very provocative statement of course is the idea that the british are doing things to her but initially against her wishes which is an implication of something very sinister and so you still have this unanswered situation how did the british know with the with the russians when
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they won't provide imperial proof and the russians still saying well if you can provide that proof then why do you still say it was us in this bitter bitter war of words between the two sides carrying on just as you earlier is seemingly much better the white house says the u.s. president has the power to fire robert mueller the special. council is looking at accusations of russian made ling in the twenty sixteen election donald trump has described the latest federal investigation into his personal lawyer as disgraceful and a never ending witch hunt practical haying reports from washington d.c. . are you 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 on his lawyer michael cohen's hotel and office on why
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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 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. well the 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
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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 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 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 he won't try to replace him with someone who will say or he could replace attorney general jeff 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 that president trump clearly feels it's getting closer to him by the day patty calling al-jazeera washington leaders of colombia's former fox rebels have accused the u.s.
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of sabotaging the country's peace process by resting a can negotiate a from the group colombian authorities arrested hazell sunshades on monday on drug smuggling charges dismissed the accusation saying the u.s. wants to use some treats to cover up its failed war on drugs in colombia and as rob mess and reports his arrest could cause problems for the landmark peace till fox signed with the government two years ago. the. drumbeats in bogota mocking what these protesters believe could be the end of colombia's fragile peace deal. supporters of the former fark negotiator known as high sue sentry's say his arrest brings the shaky agreement to a halt. to the colombian people but today shows is that it's a failed peace process and with this peace process all of the fark should prepare themselves for what is coming from today on two centuries enters a hunger strike. these cell phone pictures are said to show the arrest of her sue
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son treece whose real name is say also hernandez is accused of trying to smuggle several tons of cocaine into the u.s. and colombia's president says he won't hesitate to extradite sentries because he's been told there is conclusive proof of his guilt see when they were processed if g. process is fulfilled and if there is irrefutable evidence there are grounds for extradition for crimes committed since the signing of the accord and i will not stay my hand in authorizing that the man known as high so son treece who is blind has played a key role in the talks which led to the signing of the twenty six peace deal when fark wearables put down their weapons reforms as a political party and agreed to stop dealing in drugs fog members now can't be prosecuted for drugs offenses committed before the agreement was signed but sentries is accused of importing the drugs to the us after the deal was done he had been expected to take up one of ten parliamentary seats which the fark party had
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been guaranteed supermom and you know this is extremely serious because it sends a very disastrous demoralizing message that creates a lot of uncertainty it's a very bad message for the colombian people for the former combatants and for the peace that our country so badly needs so far the demonstrations have been small but there is now real concern for the future of the peace deal which ended over fifty years of violence in colombia rob matheson al-jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera. scoring record for liverpool in the champions league prevailed from the quarter final with manchester city.
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more than fifty seven thousand people from eastern democratic republic of congo have fled to uganda since december according to the united nations many are leaving because of attacks on villages by militia in the north eastern province of tutti it's take a close look at the humanitarian crisis in d.r. see over thirteen million people need help that's twice as many as last year and more than seven million face severe food shortages half of them are children the political situation is unclear president joseph kabila is still in office even though his term officially ended in december twenty sixth and no date has been set for elections which have repeatedly been perspire and. malcolm webb is retracing the journey of the refugees he's travelled from uganda's capital kampala to the
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china refugee camp. all of the people here who arrived here in uganda in the last few days having fled violence at home in the democratic republic of congo and all the people that we've spoken to tell similar stories they say militia came to their villages with guns machetes people were hacked to death people had limbs cut off were shot hearts were set on fire so they fled to make the perilous journey here many walked for days on foot and crossed by lake albert in rickety boats overfilled the strong risk of storms some boats that capsized but those that made it here say they're glad to be here it's safer than what's going on at home and now they're in this refugee settlement they're waiting for humanitarian workers to give them a few simple ice and to get started they were given a plot of land where the have to make a shelter out of sticks and plastic sheeting start digging the ground so they can
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start to produce their own food now we're living like that for months until they can build anything more substantial but all the people here say that this is a better deal than what's going on at home at the moment and one thing that many people have said is that they're not willing to go back or not intil has been an election in congo and one that's had a peaceful outcome voters in malaysia will head to the polls on may the ninth it's an election seen as a big test for prime minister najib razak he's been under severe political pressure because of corruption allegations which he rejects and now faces a challenge from his former mentor florence lloyd has more from one in southern malaysia. norrish ambon are used to be very certain about which political party he supports not anymore the businessman who lives in the southern shore state says it's getting harder to make a decent living the price of making goods the price of making the resource is no longer at that level. and then the cost of making money is just how you are
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but the cost of living becomes how you. malaysia's economy grew by five point nine percent last year but rising living costs has become a concern for many people who have returned to the ruling party 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 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 but not job and his allies are said to be facing the strongest challenge former prime minister mahathir mohamad is leading the opposition coalition's bid
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the ninety two year old veteran politician fell out with over one empty and has returned to politics to try to oust him but political analysts say unseating the incumbent will be tough ruling party you know have been in power for so long and this kind of managing the goal but they also working with the rules so that it helps. in the last few weeks the government redrew the electro boundaries in a way opponents say gives it an unfair advantage there's also a new law to ban so-called fake news which critics say is an attempt to stifle dissent more recently mahathir is opposition party has been ordered to deregister for thirty days because of missing paperwork florence. johor state malaysia it's time for sports. thanks very much romo has staged
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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 a three goal deficit in the knockout stages it was more clear cut in manchester were liverpool went through five one on aggregates against man city most fell and became the reds all time leading goalscorer 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 in their team boss safely arrived in manchester there had been fears of violence after city's boss was targeted before the first leg event will take heart from rome with performance heading into the second leg of their quarter final on wednesday the is how champions lost three nil at home to real madrid in the first leg that game will be remembered for christiane and although scoring with
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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 and we're happy about it so there are a lot of people who remember form 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 on being at this club we have him and we have to take advantage of it. byron munich are at home to severe in the other tie the recently crowned blunders 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 cursed scored twice the result sent them to the top of group b. ten teams are competing in jordan's capital on line with the top five teams to
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qualify for next year it's a world cup in france. olympic eight hundred meter champion caster semenya has been adding to her medal collection at the commonwealth games in australia it's an event but seeing some dominant performances but some lesser known athletes are shining as well at least home in reports. if you're good enough you old enough also the saying 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 which lock in won the two hundred meter individual medley becoming the first australian man since in top to
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win five golds at one games it's incredible it hasn't sunk in. you know i sort of said. before the two hundred you know i've tried both the fifteen hundred just to win the tour that sort of my baby and i take 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 as thorpey is pretty phenomenal south africa performing well on the track has just been you won 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 metres to come . was one is isaac. qualis 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 tasted gold on this occasion in the four hundred metres it's. an
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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 trial he still managed to get over the finish line in eleventh place some degree of reward for the effort elites holeman algeciras another day in another stage when for morocco's russian elmore b.t.r. the toughest foot race on earth the marathon day saba stage three was a thirty one point six kilometer trek 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 beattie beat out his brother muhammad to claim the victory and the women's category rushes that one her third straight stage. and that's all your support for now more later for that thousands of passengers have been stranded at german airports as workers from the country's biggest union staged a walkout over pay live concert has cancelled more than eight hundred flights the
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union wants a six percent pay rise for its two point three million public sector employees dominic cain has more from berlin. here in berlin several hundred valley workers have come to be free to discuss this nation not very far walk distance from the federal parliament to demonstrate their resolve the reason why they're striking today they want to have a six percent paying crease across the board for the two million very workers at least two hundred euros more for each worker and they're determined to strike today to show their resolve the point to make is that this strike is patchy across the country here in the federal capital not that many services have been affected elsewhere it's a very different picture in germany's most populous state of north rhine-westphalia public transport has been very badly affected particularly the ass sector the national ally and lift tons of which operates its international flights from
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frankfurt and from munich has had to say to cancel many hundred flights perhaps eight hundred flights canceled by look transit and tens of thousands maybe even more than one hundred thousand passengers having their flight journeys affected badly by this strike the point to make is the very says this is the only action it can really take to demonstrate how important it is that their members of the workforce has a sense that things are being done and let's be clear that two million people work through vahey so this is not an insignificant in consequential union the question will be what sort of effect this industrial industrial action will have in trying to see their demands mess. that wraps up the news but we've got a lot more news coming so i'll see that.
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