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nature when it's the showers are possible mostly dry picture site and it's going that way in southern africa should be really we house has a big recently i think we're on wednesday on the eastern side of south africa through cross are going to tell but it's a dry looking picture on thursday. the scene for us where there are online what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost possible but it never happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sat there are people that there are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i've lobel conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
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no agreement at the un over investigating an alleged chemical attack in syria or whether it even happened. a lot has or seek of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. a patch of land for a may shift home we follow some of the thousands of families who fled the democratic republic of congo. a court in myanmar moves forward with charges against two reuters journalists. and i'm alan fischer on capitol hill in washington d.c. where facebook chief executive mark zuckerberg has apologized to senators for a massive data breach which impacted eighty seven million users around the world. and a rival proposals from the u.s. and russia to investigate chemical weapons attacks in syria have failed to pass at
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the u.n. security council the u.s. is looking at a military strike to punish syria's president bashar said the rescue workers say dozens of people died in a chemical attack on the town of duma on saturday mike hanna reports from the united nations. yet another security council session on syria and yet another veto . the twelfth exercised by russia since the conflict began twelve members were in favor of a u.s. led proposal to set up an independent body that would investigate chemical attacks and identify perpetrators voters old reconstitute and similarly this is a moment of truth a vote that we are faced with today so i would call upon each of the members of the security council speaking on behalf of france to take proper stock of what is at stake here and to live up to their responsibilities and to the us vote in favor of the american draft resolution as the day was the council continue to splinter
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a russian proposal for an investigative mechanism fails to get the nine votes needed to pass the u.s. not even needing to veto and an explanation of how it differed in two ways from the u.s. led resolution the key point is our resolution guarantees that any investigations will truly be independent russia's resolution gives russia itself the chance to choose the investigators and then to assess the outcome there's nothing independent about that. the tone of discussion was no less a big than in previous sessions the russian ambassador repeating his assertion that the us and its allies were seeking a pretext to take unilateral action against the syrian government. if you take the decision to carry out an illegal military adventure and we do hope that you will come to your senses well then you will have to bear responsibility for you
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so. what you're trying to do is plant the resolutions that has been on the show for a long time in order to find a pretext in the course of the session all members expressed support for the fact finding mission of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or o.p.c. w which will investigate this past weekend alleged attack the key issue though while the o.p.c. w. is empowered to establish whether or not a chemical attack took place it has no mandate to identify the state or non-state actors that may have been responsible. for the second russian proposal failed to pass and apparently non-controversial resolution supporting the work of the o.p.c. w. failed to get the necessary votes those opposed to pointing out the chemical watchdog was already at work arguing such a resolution was superfluous and at the end of this day so too it appears for the security council. mike hanna al-jazeera united nations other global chemical
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weapons watchdog has accepted a syrian government invitation to visit the site of saturday's alleged chemical attack the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons says it is sending a fact finding mission to duma a syrian aid workers say at least sixty people were killed many of them children and more than one thousand injured russia denies the attack took place but in france have pledged their support for the us. was an open funeral in the form as human we will continue the exchange of our technical and strategic information with our partners the spent. with our british and american partners and in the coming days 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 owned by the regime should the decision be taken. of south africans are saying their final goodbyes to the woman they called the mother of the nation an official memorial service has begun for winnie. mandela in so wetter where she
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lived and for to get apartheid the activist and former wife of south africa's first black president nelson mandela died last week at the age of eighty one she played a leading role in the battle against white minority rule mandela was also known for her uncompromising methods during the struggle for the united nations says more than fifty seven thousand people from eastern democratic republic of congo have fled to uganda since december many are leaving because of attacks by militia in the north eastern province of eternity the exodus has led to a humanitarian crisis more than thirteen million people are in need of help twice as many as last year or seven million are facing severe food shortages half of them are children but the political situation is unclear president joseph kabila is still in office even though his term officially ended in december twenty sixth seen
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no date has been set for elections which have repeatedly been postponed amalgam web is following the journey of the refugees he's traveled from uganda's capital kampala to the chung wali refugee camp near lake albert where most of them have been resettled. i'm standing in uganda this is lake albert and on the far side you can just about see killed in the democratic republic of congo and it's after in those hills in recent months that militia have been attacking villages setting hearts on fire chopping people up with machetes killing some and that's what prompted thousands to get in boats across the lake you can see some of the kinds of boats here that they've been using these wooden ones have an engine strapped on the back that's a better way to cross but for people who can't afford to take it in one of those they have to get in a canoe and paddled in which case the crossing can take one or two days lakes prone to bad weather strong winds heavy rains and storms not uncommon for boats to
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capsize and some refugees have drowned on the way those that make it here are registered by ugandan government officials and by the united nations and then they're taken from here a couple of hours drive into uganda to the chiang wali refugee settlement we went there and spoke to some of the new arrivals let's take a look at that story. all these people ran for their lives. and now patience runs teams there waiting for buses to take them to a place to make new homes in this refugee camp in uganda. rita liza's stories typical a few days ago militia were attacked a village in congo killed her neighbors with machetes she fled with her five children she's pregnant with her six year old daughter he doesn't get one can't restart the fighting had started then they started burning houses with people inside so we went into the forest and hid for three days then we decided to run and
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we came to uganda. militias from the lendu ethnic group has been attacking villages in rita's province called is to worry since january the un says that forced more than seventy thousand to sleep here in uganda many more displaced back at home. people have lost their family ministers and women are subjected to sexual in the gender of airspace by. this point during flight so they came very traumatized very tired in some needed a very raw and they needed medical attention so. some people describe the violence as ethnic returned he's not she says the attackers killed anyone and everyone she said i think lendu has the same as them some people here say they don't know why they've been forced from their homes now other suspect congo's government is behind it trying to stay in power for the postponing the long overdue presidential
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election the government denies it. regardless people keep arriving here in uganda. the u.n. says more resources donors threatened to cut funds for refugees in uganda government officials were implicated in a corruption scandal earlier this year that new arrivals still need help at the moment a lot of the refugee settlement is a vast expanse of bush people are given plots wreaths is being given her here. she's got some plastic sheets a few simple for. now she asked to build a shelter that's what she'll be living in for the weeks ahead and use the tools to start selling the land and growing some food and now. it's starting to rain we tell lost her husband when she fled she and her children now have to wait for somebody to help them put up a shelter it might be safer here for their struggles over malcolm webb al-jazeera
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chiang wali refugee camp in uganda. a facebook founder and chief executive mark zuckerberg has admitted making mistakes during a nearly five hour testimony before the u.s. congress he says he's sorry about the privacy data breach of the social media giant alan fischer reports now from washington. ditching his favorite group t. shirts for a suit this was a polish to facebook c.e.o. with a performance to match mark zuckerberg apologize for the massive data breach that impacted eighty seven million users worldwide we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it was my mistake and i'm sorry but the importance of this appearance was not lost on one senator it should be a wake up call for the tech community we want to hear more without delay about what facebook and other companies plan to do to take greater responsibility for what
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happens on their platforms the core issue was summed up with one question from democrat dick durbin mr zucker byrd would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night. no. mark zuckerberg was called in front of the senate after it was discovered millions of users data was improperly obtained by yuki beast political consultancy cambridge analytics the use that information to target ads to help donald trump's presidential campaign and the bricks at referendum in the u.k. the facebook founder says steps will be taken to ensure such a data breach can never happen again but one senator asked if he was ready to follow through on that promise i believe you have all the talent my question is whether you have all the will to help us solve this problem yes senator do you believe the european regulations should be applied here in the us regardless of whether we implement the exact same regulation i would guess that it would be
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somewhat different because we have somewhat different sensibilities perhaps the most contentious exchange came when republican ted cruz accused facebook of political bias are you aware of any and or page that has been taken down from planned parenthood senator i'm not but let me just ask and i have on another work sorry about move on dot org i'm not specifically aware of about any democratic candidate for office i'm not specifically aware i mean i i'm not and i'm not sure mark zuckerberg revealed facebook is looking into potential russian links to the cambridge analytical breach and also that the company has cooperated with special counsel robert mueller who's investigating possible collusion between the russians and donald trump's presidential campaign mark zuckerberg spent the weekend preparing for this appearance and it sure he'll no fees members in the u.s. house at a separate hearing on wednesday with the threat of greater regulation for the
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entire tech industry standing on the other side of that performance alan fischer al-jazeera on capitol hill. all right still ahead on al-jazeera sitting uncomfortably the anxiety over whether the u.s. president's poised to fire a special council investigating election meddling. and a former u.s. president gets the freedom of belfast as northern ireland marks a historic peace agreement. it's not often that you say it's much much warmer nothingness than in spain but now is one of those times if you have a satellite picture i'm standing over a look live which we see so nice and sunny spring mormons and this is is turning where i suppose story would be a would certainly cloudy wet and more especially cold temperature wise or talk
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about ten in madrid in contrast seventeen in london twenty four in berlin this is the bit of 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 is a possibility want to storms right here minor ones in for example germany during wednesday but the unpleasant weather is pretty obvious madrid 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 rain spread beyond the adriatic so for a time you got rain for the given to western australia as well still woman germany twenty five in berlin by thirteen in london now mushiness actions going on now bear it which means usually spills over and produce a bit of a windy coastline in morocco and algeria still the case on wednesday on thursday but it's slowly warming.
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a reminder of our top stories this hour rival proposals from the u.s. and russia to investigate chemical weapons attacks in syria fail to possibly u.n. security council follows international outrage over a suspected chemical attack on the town of duma on saturday. a government memorial service will begin shortly and so went toe for anti apartheid activist winnie mandela africans and people across the world celebrate the life and activism of the former wife of south africa's first black president nelson mandela she died last week aged eighty one. facebook the facebook c.e.o. says mistakes were made as he appeared for questioning before the u.s. congress following a massive data breach mark zuckerberg apologize for the social media networks failure after the private information of more than eighty seven million people was collected illegally by a third party. now a court in myanmar has refused to drop
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a case against two reuters journalists accused of attaining secret government papers while alone and chalo susu were arrested in december they were investigating the killing of ten men during a military crackdown on the hinge of muslims in the hinds state charges carry a prison sentence of up to fourteen years lawyers have been trying to get their case dismissed on the grounds of insufficient evidence and the animals army has sentenced seven soldiers to ten years each for their involvement in that massacre the military says the police and local buddhist villages were also involved or benjamins a wacky is an independent south east asia analyst joins us now from bangkok thanks very much for being with us so is is this the first time that me and mars military has. convicted soldiers and in this way. well certainly the first convictions in this latest wave of violence against the ethnic minority were
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injured in what has constituted ethnic cleansing and potentially genocide as well what's interesting is that it's only seven low level soldiers convicted to ten years each essential one year for each of the the range of civilians that were that were killed and it comes eight months after these after the beginning of this ethnic cleansing began and of course in the wake of the seven hundred thousand ridges having left the country ten people killed and seven soldiers convicted for this is a start but it's insufficient when you consider that hundreds of rangers were killed and continue to be killed in this in this campaign and how do you see the connection then between this and the case of the reuters journalists. well there are some ironies at stake the first the first one is a bit of an awkward perception matter for the government of myanmar these soldiers have been convicted and sentenced to ten years in contrast the two journalists
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working for reuters are facing up to fourteen years for the possession of on lawful documents or unlawful possession of classified documents rather as opposed to murder so what you have potentially are two journalists who are sentenced to four years longer than than soldiers for for an offense an alleged offense that of course would be much less than the mass murder for which the soldiers have been convicted and secondly there is the irony of the fact that the documents that the journalists were allegedly in possession of were related to that very same massacre to the very same mass killing of ten ethnic minority were henges so you have a situation in which the government seems to be coming down much harder on on the possession of documents related to a massacre on the on the reporting by these journalists then on the the actual killing by their soldiers. good to speak with you benjamins wacky joining us there from bangkok. that human rights groups are going after turkey over the deportation
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of three thousand afghan migrants they say it is putting refugees lives at risk by sending them back to a war torn country one returned he said making that journey from afghanistan to europe's border was a mistake he wished he'd never made and hopes the reforms. and unceremonious and what could have been a life changing trip the first contingent of deporting hundreds of illegal afghan migrants started on sunday forming an orderly queue an els of them airport in northeastern turkey these migrants a chance to back to their home country part of a deal between anchor in kabul to send all three thousand afghan migrants from them back. one person who's recently arrived back in afghanistan is now as we've been like most refugees he was hoping to get a better job to look after his family of twelve. hours the other quote one of the reasons that i went to turkey was because of the daily explosions and suicide bombing in kabul one explosion would shut down the businesses nearby for two weeks
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we got used to seeing people in the morning but with no guarantee of seeing them again in the evening. he shows us the websites and afghan and offering turkish pieces and residency cards for three thousand u.s. dollars per day he took the cheaper and well trodden path pain smugglers instead the standard fee for afghans is between one thousand and one thousand three hundred dollars he describes walking through deserts and mountains and to cross in the iranian border with kurdish smugglers. from there he was driven in an airless container packed with around one hundred fifty people including whole families on the journey which had held such high hopes for him those were dashed fast while a. man dozens of young afghans who try to go to turkey are committing a big mistake they don't understand the pain. going through illegal routes sometimes walking for hours and freezing cold running or falling especially on crossing the iranian border when nearly ninety percent do it illegally i've
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experienced a mountain crossing we have seen dead bodies of people who died of thirst so many bodies of afghans die and. he is now back in kabul and is running a restaurant setting local dishes his desire for a new life in turkey is now a jaded memory. underpants foreign minister says his country will work closely with south korea to deepen denuclearize the north tower locarno is in seoul for talks with south korea's foreign minister it is the first such meeting in two years and comes ahead of a summit between north and south korea later this month japan's prime minister shinzo abby will be meeting u.s. president donald trump next week he has announced a meeting with north korea's kim jong un in may or early june. the white house says the u.s. president has the power to fire robert muller the special counsel who's looking at
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accusations of russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election donald trump has described the latest step link to the federal investigation a series of raids on properties used by his personal lawyer as disk wasteful and a never ending witch hunt patsy cline reports from washington. 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. why don't i just fire a moment well 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
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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. 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 roll 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 a number of individuals in the legal community and including at the department of
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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 you 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. al-jazeera washington spain's prime minister mariano to holy is in argentina the first visit by a spanish leader in almost a decade the crisis in venezuela and the upcoming summit of the americas tops the agenda of a meeting between an argentine us president. and one of saudis the imprisonment of brazil's former leader lula de silva was also discussed. leaders
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of colombia's former fark rebels have accused the us of savage charging the country's peace process after a key negotiator from the group was arrested his seuss santry was taken into custody by colombian authorities based on drug smuggling charges filed in a us court far dismissed the accusation saying the u.s. wants to use sandridge to cover up its failed war on drugs in colombia panama has banned all venezuelan airlines from flying into the country for the next ninety days that's in response to venezuela putting a three month ban on key panamanian businesses including airline coppa from operating within its borders dispute started when panama labeled president nicolas maduro a high risk for money laundering northern ireland has been marking the twentieth anniversary of the signing of an agreement which ended decades of violence but it's a time of mixed feelings though the deal brought divided communities closer
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together there's also political deadlock while the u.k.'s decision to leave the european union as was all questions about identity and economics back to the fore bonamy 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 brought to northern ireland to 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 in place the good friday agreement remains the accord which is going to guide politics on the side and on or isn't in those items and relationships in the and to the for future so i think the future is very bright
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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're 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 the agree. and i hope that they are successful in doing so later the chief negotiator for the united states senate said 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 unfortunate. that here one of the
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things that the private. outside pressure to bring to the world and. that's the kind of break that i think the role that i think. i played i think no longer but i think. it was a time when as the irish poet seamus heaney wrote hope and history rhymed and elusive harmony that can never be taken for granted. barnaby phillips al-jazeera belfast the deployment of thousands of u.s. national guards to the mexico border is under way they were ordered there as part of president donald trump's crackdown on illegal immigration so far at least one thousand six hundred guard members have been sent from arizona new mexico and texas trump plans to have up to four thousand guards deployed along the border in the
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coming months. this is al jazeera these are the top stories rival proposals from the u.s. and russia to investigate chemical weapons attacks in syria failed to pass at the u.n. security council that follows international outrage over suspected chemical attack on the town of duma on saturday. but the global chemical weapons watchdog has accepted a syrian government invitation to visit the site of saturday's alleged chemical attack the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons says it is sending a fact finding mission to duma syrian aid workers say at least sixty people were killed many of them children and more than a thousand injured russia denies the attack took place britain and france have pledged their support for the us. is in. the form of human we will continue the exchange of our technical and strategic information with our partners especially
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with our british and american partners and in the coming days 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 owned by the regime should the decision be taken an official memorial service as begun for anti apartheid activists winnie. mandela it will take place and so wetter in south africa africans and people across the world are celebrating the life and activism of the four wife of south africa's first black president nelson mandela she died last week at the age of eighty one. a facebook c.e.o. says mistakes were made as he appeared for questioning before the u.s. congress after a massive data breach mark zuckerberg apologized for the social media networks failure after private information of more than eighty seven million people was collected illegally by a third party a court in myanmar has refused to drop
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a case against two reuters journalists accused of getting secret government papers while alone and chelsea were arrested in december they were investigating the killing of ten men during a military crackdown on range of muslims in refined state the charges carry a prison sentence of up to fourteen years lawyers have been trying to get their case dismissed on the grounds of insufficient evidence those there blinds inside stories next. it is a very important source of information for many people around the world when the old the camera stuff is gone i'm still here to go into areas that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. and ambitious process of consulting the libyan people is underway.

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