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saudi arabia says it will allow turkey to search its consulate in istanbul for the prominent saudi journalist jamal khashoggi because shelley went missing three days ago after entering the consulate crown prince mohammed bin sounds as saudi arabia has nothing to hide but rights groups are calling on riyadh to verify his whereabouts jamal el shaddai al reports the site outside the saudi arabian consulate in istanbul resembles a crime scene more than it does a diplomatic mission police have cordoned off the entire area around the building monitoring anyone who enters or exits three days have passed since renowned journalist jamal khashoggi went missing after entering the consulate to process paperwork on friday photojournalists and human rights activists gathered to demand his release they believe that the saudi authorities kidnapped him and are either holding him hostage inside the building or have secretly sent him abroad the man we don't know what it's like so that i can generalize what he wants is the freedom of
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the market shoki he entered the building of the consulate he has to get out of there safe and sound the turkish government has to take action and take care of democracy because tucker sovereignty has been violated. because she has written a great deal about human rights abuses carried out by his country's government since the rise of crown prince mohammed bin said man he's a regular columnist for the washington post it published friday's edition with a blank section where her she's writing would have appeared. his fiance spoke to al-jazeera over the phone about what's happened last tuesday. went into the consolation i was the tool the appointment was at one pm after a few hours no one came to me and they were supposed to come and get a phone from me no one came i went to the door and asked security it was almost three pm security told me no one was inside and that maybe i didn't pay ching ching when jamal lifts i called the consulate
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a saudi man answered and he told me the closest and that no one is inside and. as far as continue to roll over her safety there is also concern about the diplomatic fallout could occur as a result of his disappearance if indeed it is proven that the saudis have kidnapped him and or taken him out of the country which would mean that your progress sided. missions as detention centers with little or no respect for the sovereignty of other countries. have to respond. to stumble in gaza three people including a teenager have been killed by israeli forces during protests near the israeli border fence health ministry says another one hundred and eighty people were injured palestinians have been protesting at the barrier since march there demanding an end to israel's blockade as well as the right to return to their
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ancestral homeland. still to come here at al-jazeera justice is a white police officer whose killing of a black teenager sparked protests in chicago is found guilty of murder. hello the shows are quite heavy in malaysia pretty well spaced unfortunately as you just saw they did exist over solar way see and they're still in the forecast for this general area the thrust is further west over borneo back through central sumatra as well and up into sudden thailand and cambodia that's where the most likely to fall however as i said you can't really mad still in sort of ways because the rains generally i had in south with the sun. still light to be
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a dry place occasional showers maybe a western java but not that many that has died assayas to still active spring in australia has been significant rain in new south wales including sydney dragging through southern queensland and yet more is coming out through south australia to the bite towards tasmania now for the day focused on sunday you still got a potential for not very warm on shore weather which means cloud rain for sydney melbourne the twenty two warmest still in adelaide and still for a few clouds in western australia but showers are light to be disappearing by this time while you've got the streak of green all the same in the middle of the red hot ass for new zealand well a nice day approaches you some eighteen degrees. counting the cost this week why people in brazil feel that the next president can't save the economy and what that means for the rest of latin america and drugs above me why
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the world's big drug companies charge such high prices for their prescription pharmaceuticals counting the cost on al jazeera. it is time for a second look at the top stories here about is there in the news you know authorities have issued new warnings about the possible outbreak of disease with rescue workers continuing to find more bodies and body parts in the rubble that's the scene live about
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a village that's an area just outside of the main city of palin now the death toll at this stage stands at sixteen hundred fifty but everyone is expecting that to rise. president charm his pick for the u.s. supreme court has now really cleared a procedural vote in the senate a final vote on brett kavanaugh confirmation is expected later today republicans say an f.b.i. investigation didn't find any evidence to support sexual misconduct allegations against him. police in france are investigating the disappearance of the president of interpol that's the international policing agency mung hallway as him being hurdle since he flew home to china late last month he had been china's vice minister. public security before joining interpol. well as you've heard donald trump's choice a supreme court judge has narrow lead cleared
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a procedural vote in the senate but a final vote on his confirmation is due later today republicans say an f.b.i. investigation didn't find any evidence to support sexual misconduct allegations against him and jordan has more from washington the motion is agreed to. the u.s. senate is now taking what should be the final step needed to approve brett kavanaugh for the u.s. supreme court thirty hours of debate and a vote the process has been delayed for nearly three weeks due to allegations of sexual assault a special senate hearing to review the allegations and a one week delay for so the f.b.i. could investigate st james. senator jeff flake a swing vote was pressured by sexual assault victims into calling for the delay and yet despite protests out of his office and a review of the f.b.i. support flake says he will vote yes on cap and on
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a new kind of oh yes motto. something big change see. what would but. but anyway i'm glad we had a better process cavanaugh was already a contentious choice because of his conservative views on abortion gun laws and presidential powers but in mid september it was revealed christine blazin ford had accused him of trying to rape her when they were teenagers i've never sexually assaulted dr ford or anyone or as capitol tried to clear his name his testimony before the senate judiciary committee raised new concerns was he too hot headed to be one of the united states' top judges possibly for decades even the former u.s. supreme court justice john paul stevens called kavanaugh unfit for the post to the supporters called this criticism slander and insist kavanaugh should be approved judge kavanaugh was publicly accused of a crime and his reputation and livelihood weren't state so it was only fair that
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his accuser have the burden to prove the consensus is that the burden was not met republican lisa murkowski said on friday she would not vote and kavanagh's favor but two other so-called swing senators signed off in support of the nominee moving capitals confirmation that much closer to the finish line i did deal with if i hadn't from day and i will go to canned firm chads cap and. the u.s. president donald trump has cheered the u.s. senate's decision to hold its final debate and vote but the alcove won't be known until all of the senators have actually cast their ballots and not a second before rosalind shorten al-jazeera capitol hill saying in the u.s. have been a number of high profile cases within the last couple of years in which white police officers of shot and killed young black men and on friday one of those cases
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still the conviction of a white police officer in chicago john hendren reponse. i guess it's the verdict that for weeks put an anxious and divided city on edge we the jury find the bank safe and bank guilty of second degree murder a white chicago police officer jason van dyke was found guilty of the killing of a black teen a crime that carries a sentence of up to twenty years in prison then sixteen times ok but i've heard that there's more than one for each bullet he fired into seventeen year old black kwan mcdonald in two thousand and fourteen van dyke was convicted of aggravated battery with a firearm the teen was armed with a knife later found closed and shown walking away on police video it was vandyke who emptied the chamber the only officer to fire when video of the killing emerged
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a year later protesters filled the streets the trial featured cheery sometimes testy testimony from the first chicago police officer charged with murder in decades his attorney mounted in impassioned argument and one drop dead and i thought. he'd be here today but prosecutors argued that van dyke had planned to shoot before he got out of his car why mcdonald was never going to walk home that night. the defendant did i get that on the way to the being chicago which still bears some scars from the infamous one nine hundred sixty eight riots was prepared for an outcry the city's twelve thousand police officers were on alert many of them already deployed around the city as protesters began to gather at city hall officers had a one hundred fifty page contingency plan demonstrators had planned to shut chicago down a vandyke were not convicted instead they celebrate. everywhere across the constant
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recedes police injustice is happening the buck stops here to congress and we pray and we hope. this ration encouraged me now only to the city of chicago well all cities across. the verdict put the city police on notice that the residents of chicago will no longer simply accept police shootings if young black men john hendren al-jazeera chicago. in hong kong authorities have refused to renew the visa of a prominent foreign journalist raising concerns of a clampdown on the says his press freedom the decision is being links to an event the journalist has said involving an independence activists an organist the pollen has been the immigration department where people are demanding. i tell my family. they're going to jail here and many are calling it's a revenge tactic victor mallet asked vice president of the foreign per spawn and
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club had defied the beijing government and the hong kong government's objections and refused to cancel an event and valving and independence activists are now so he says the political party funded by that independence activist has been banned under national security grounds that's the first time that's ever happened and just weeks later when mallett went to renew his work visa rights which i wanted to take her over the past few years the process of this deterioration of freedom has been exaggerated and it is one very sad and we should bury it deep depression community . very angry about the section but we still feel pressed they are working with freedom and they should be respect the. true story the protesters are calling this a disgrace they say the journalist is being punished for not toeing the government line is now this is an alarming development particularly for the media community on
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kong has always been a base for foreign journalists where they can operate without restrictions and the visa regime. here has always been seen as transparent and fair the financial times are about it works this is the first time that encountered such a problem it was not believed a lot of heat from people like me was born and raised in hong had never thought that one day the international media would be expelled from hong kong like that we believe that such things would only happen in china hong kong has semi autonomous status and enjoys freedoms not seen across the border in mainland china but since landmark twenty fourteen pro-democracy protests the chinese government and hong kong government have made on president it moves to limit political activity and freedom of expression raising fears that it's just a matter of time before hong kong becomes just like any other city in china. at least four soldiers and two civilians have been killed in the eastern part of democratic republic of congo armed men attacked
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a military post in the city of benny that's close to the border with uganda a rebel group called the ugandan allies democratic forces is believed to be behind the attack. to rwanda now were a prominent critic of the president paul kagame me as being freed from jail the high court granted bail to diane wood garda on friday she was blocked last year from challenging the president in the august elections and she was arrested a month later. it's the end of an eighty year era in turkey or a fishmonger's of hell their final early morning options at sukie market is being boulders to make way for a car park for the twenty twenty tokyo olympics the move to a former gas plant had been delayed for years because of fears of contamination. now thousands street performers in new york are on song and on track and they're using an old railway line to voice how changes in society are affecting us all
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cristen salumi explains. the mile long opera consists of one thousand singers from all five boroughs of new york city and stretches through one of its newest and most popular parks. called the high line it's built on what was formerly an elevated railroad track. the audience is invited to move between the clips and singers as you walk on the high line the different stories you hear were inspired by interviews with workers from all walks. there's no musical accompaniment just the sounds of the street. i really want to make music out of all these a thousand people singing their own individual stories and they sing them very quietly and if you walk by them you hear this kind of havens of all these things kind of colliding with each other and it sounds really beautiful and nice and at
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any moment when you're curious you can lean in close to one of the singers and hear what that individual story is and hear it a little better the land or the performances called the biography of seven o'clock up or be focusing on a time of day associated with change. night coming along changing. seven o'clock is that time of the day that one equates with stability and the whole i'm coming home to dad how. coming home to a dinner and this is very far from people's lives today but it's also this fantastic moment in the day where day turns into night where people change activities they go from work to something else. the city serves as both backdrop and protagonist by walking.
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in a performance that reflects a changing society in a neighborhood that's literally been transformed by the park from a rundown industrial zone to a present day magnet for tourism investment and now a very unique setting for an urban opera kristen salumi al-jazeera new york. and the opera world has lost one of its most popular saying is. spain's months of that car buying a died at the age of eighty five she's been admitted to hospital in barcelona last month and been imposed health for some years but it was a duet with the singer freddie mercury that really helped to introduce her to a new generation of fans. to take a look at the top stories here at our jazeera indonesian authorities have issued
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new warnings about the possible outbreak of disease with rescue workers continuing to find more bodies and body parts in the rubble efficient death toll from last week's earthquake and tsunami now stands at sixteen hundred fifty but in areas like balladeer a village on the outskirts of pallid city it's believed as many as a thousand could still be buried. u.s. president donald trump's pick for the supremes court has now really cleared a procedural vote in the senate a final vote on brett kavanaugh confirmation is expected later on saturday republicans say an f.b.i. investigation didn't find any evidence to support sexual misconduct allegations against him police in france are investigating the disappearance of the president of interpol the international policing agency munk home way hasn't been heard of since he flew home to china late last month he was china's vice minister of public security before he joined interpol the u.s.
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secretary of state is in japan to discuss the prospect of a nuclear free north korea after meeting prime minister shinzo rb mike pompei is due to go to north korea for a second round of talks with kim jong un more questions are being raised about the future of press freedom in hong kong after a journalist was refused a new work visa victim ality is asia editor of the financial times the british journalist chaired a talk by a pro independence activists in organists despite objections from the hong kong government and china's foreign ministry jurors in the u.s. city of chicago have convicted a white police officer for the shooting of a black teenager officer jason van dyke was found guilty of the second degree murder of law kwan mcdonald in twenty four teen the policeman shot mcdonald sixteen times as the teenager held a knife by his side right up to date those are the latest headlines for us here
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they're coming up next counting the cost. if you see beads. and boy is one of these. i do not. that is for. your development. this is my. hello i'm adrian finighan this is counting the cost on al-jazeera a weekly look at the world of business and economics this week brazilians fear the next president can't save the economy find out what that means for the rest of
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latin america also this week drugs money why the world's big pharmaceutical companies charge such high prices for life saving pills. plus a new minimum wage at amazon but some say the trillion dollar company must do better. now when the national museum of brazil tragically went up in flames last month many saw it as a metaphor for their own struggles this is a country where there is widespread unhappiness at the deteriorating quality of life inequality is one of the problems brazil's six richest men have the same wealth as the poorest fifty percent of the population that's around one hundred million people according to walks from international rampant corruption is another issue among tea billion dollar bribery probe called lava jostle or car wash highlighted the kind of special treatment given to the few reform is now needed to
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bring down debts to tackle violence and fix the unjust public sector pension system civil servants often retire in the early fifty's on full pay yet those born in full veil as well without access to basic services and is a serious to see a new woman has this report from ne in brazil. sixty five year old mother. can't read or write or even sign her name but what she does know is how to work. i started working in tobacco fields when i was nine my father had died and my mother couldn't make ends meet. the story is repeated in the nearby sugar fields generation after generation men work under the merciless sun of northeastern state . i started when i was stand i'm forty four now i couldn't find any better job my father did decide we never went to school but my son does.
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i hope he will be able to get a better job because this is no way to live. in northeastern brazil is heavily populated which makes it a magnet for politicians seeking election help in this slum there's no sewerage running water or other basic services sixty percent of the people here are not live in poverty their needs are so great and their pockets so empty that they are easy prey during election time for politicians they can come here and buy their votes for as little as ten dollars from where they are wilton via that is a catholic deacon who works in the slum appropriately named after the virgin of the poor seventy percent of residents are illiterate. of course if i'm a politician and i give culture an education to people i'm impairing them and if i'm impairing them they may not vote for me so that's why it's in their interest to
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keep things as they are because then they can just keep coming back here at election time with empty promises that people grasp onto in the northeast as in the rest of brazil blacks and mixed race are the most disenfranchised. it's a vicious circle of inequality aggravated by a severe recession and governmental. sturdy that's left thirteen million brazilians unemployed and even more are living in extreme poverty with the view this economist says a chronic structural problem is to blame most them we will stop medium and long term development goals for our country investing infrastructure health education and job creation that requires political coordination that always eludes us no matter who is in government. and even if the decks government can start the recovery process those living here at the bottom of the social ladder will be the last to benefit. joining us now from london is edward glossop edward is the last of america economist at capital economics edward good to have you with us on counting the cost
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again if the incoming administration of brazil can't fix the system is this going to lead to a financial crisis well i think it's it's probably not really it's a financial crisis i mean i think obviously. argentina's fiscal crisis is much more acute because the government has large f.x. debts but in brazil's case a lot of the government's debt is held in local currencies which really limits the risks it took about argentina's economy the problems how important though is brazil to latin america's economy and even to the global economy was by far the biggest country in the region but i think it's worth noting actually that brazil is fundamentally quite a closed economy so it's worth noting the rest of the region can still do relatively well in terms of economic growth even if brazil is stuck in a slump and so what needs to be done to put brazil's economy back on track well i think the main thing that investors are looking for is pension reform and deep
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fiscal reform i think there needs to be a big pension reform that president tanner struggle to push there and i think feature governments will struggle to push this through too because it's highly unpopular with the electorate and also the reform requires three fifth's majority in congress and brazil's congress is it must be five men to. twenty eight political parties in there it's going to be very difficult to push that kind of unpopular form through congress ok so if they can't get pension reform what else can they get through well they can probably get through some spending cuts which will help to narrow the budget deficit and type things over if you like for that in the coming years but sooner or later you need some structural fiscal reform to really bring in that budget deficit a lot you know. sustainable levels of you know two three percent of g.d.p. and that looks very unlikely without crisis further down the line brazil of course the world's biggest producer of coffee and sugar what prospects are there for
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commodities growth helping the brazilian economy yes good question i mean i think brazil is fundamentally a commodity producer obviously i would cultural prices will play a role in determining brazil's terms of trade which therefore plays a big role and how well the economy is doing overall in terms of its domestic demand and a cup's economics we will probably see commodity prices falling back a bit from here which will probably filter through into a week ago from brazil over the coming years it will be added headwind not just for brazil but for the rest of the economy for the region too because latin america is hard and then on commodities and given that the. the almost universal ownership of mobile phones the use of digital technology facebook and twitter can the digital economy in brazil help to bring it out of to pull it out of recession. possibly i mean it seems very unlikely i think what we see in places like brazil is.
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things like the digital economy are very much and we'll play in future a much bigger role in places like china in asia where as i said before investment rates are very high so these economies are better placed to actually invest in this new technology in the digital economy which can therefore help these colonist produce stronger growth in places like brazil you really need to get overall economy investment in order to really read the fruits of the digital economy and with things like. the business environment is still quite bad and the pension system is very generous which means that domestic savings are very low there's no incentive to save domestically and therefore the investment rate in the economy is too low so i think that this issue economy will obviously in growing importance in brazil but it's not going to make a driver of growth anytime soon or of here's the rub as a lot of america economist are you optimistic about the prospects for brazil in the
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short to medium term over the next year i think the cyclical recovery probably has further to run i mean we look at the business and consumer confidence indicator is there still point in or poor's not should help domestic demand to stay strong over the next three to six months or so beyond that i would say probably more bearish the most on the prospects potential growth is probably around two percent which is very weak for for an emerging market or brazil size and it was old income level it would be good to talk to you but a thanks indeed for being with us. well as you're hearing the resilience of pretty active on social media brazil is facebook's third biggest market whatsapp says it has one hundred twenty million users in a country of two hundred million people online platforms keen to protect themselves have stepped up deletion of fake accounts in brazil bought our computer programs which can be automated to carry out tasks we use them in search engines but they're
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also used to spread false information and to mimic human uses a line and a list say that the twenty eight eighteen election in brazil will be an important reference point for the country and its relationship with social media still to come on counting the cost the tax man cometh find out what a chinese film star called friend been buying and u.s. president donald trump have in common. but first one of america's largest employers is raising pay for its workers amazon says its workers in the u.s. will be paid a minimum of fifteen dollars an hour from next month and workers in the u.k. will also get a raise now in the past the company has been criticized for its labor practices including on the paying workers thirty kohei in reports. america has a problem the divide between those with the least and those with the most is growing and the gap is just getting wider the economy is doing well but wages are
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not rising that statistic might soon see a bump one of america's largest employers amazon has announced that everyone who helped send the smiling boxes around the country will soon be paid more at a minimum fifteen dollars an hour more than double the national minimum wage it's not cheap it's going to cost them a billion dollars i think per year it's not that they're able to raise prices or pass it through to customers this is something their shareholders are going to fund but i think that a lot of amazon shareholders think this is the right thing to do that's what amazon said was behind the move it was the right thing to do but it's also facing a lot of criticism in large part because of its founder jeff bezos he is the richest man in the world worth one hundred sixty five billion dollars breaking that down he makes about two hundred seventy five million dollars each and every day and amazon is hugely profitable in the second quarter of this year it had
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a profit of two point five billion dollars so we can afford the raises and with low unemployment it might have to pay more to get enough workers to move their merchandise still the raise is being praised by amazon's toughest critics what mr bates holds today has done is not only enormously important for amazon's hundreds of thousands of employees it could well be and i think it will be a shot heard around the world not every economist things pay workers more will actually help decrease income inequality on the one hand yes workers in amazon will benefit from this this increase in basic pay but in the longer term amazon is exactly the type of company which we don't match and would. vesting automation i would be much more difficult for other companies traditional retailers to match this kind of offer america can often seem like two different countries divided
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between the haves and have nots economists will be watching to see if amazon's move does anything to heal the divide. now to the middle east where yemen's southern separatists of called for more demonstrations over the collapse of the country's currency the southern transitional council is piling the pressure on president rubber months for hadi they blame him for the economic collapse after a four year war with with the rebels now to zero as bernard smith reports now from djibouti. economic collapse rather than the war against the who thing is now becoming the biggest short term threat to the stability of yemen's government across the south there been protests against the fall in the value of the currency of the us of about saudis war in yemen is seriously affecting us we've not been paid properly for the last three years we can't find any other way to get by and was like that diesels up to eighteen dollars for twenty liters when it was nine dollars before cooking gas is nine dollars for a catheter and is impossible to find the only fuel you can get is on the black
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market the government had been printing more money to try and keep cash flowing but there's been no increase in exports and not in a foreign currency reserves to support the increased supply now the saudi arabian government has given the central bank two hundred million dollars to stabilize the reality and i'm out of my own when you print more money must be matched by hard currencies in market and if you don't want to does nothing to help the value of our damaged currency and decision paused in yemen preventing exports from liberated provinces also damages they're going to me these government failures have caused an economic collapse. these protests seem to have been spontaneous but now the leadership of the southern transition council the s.t.c. is organizing more demonstrations for four years a saudi u.a.e. coalition supporting the internationally recognized government of president robert mansoor hardy has been fighting who the rebels but the s.t.c. backed by the u.a.e.
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wants independence for southern yemen that's rejected by president hardy. against this backdrop of growing protests the u.n. special envoy for yemen has arrived in abu dhabi griffiths is trying to arrange talks between the yemeni government and the. the separatist leader. is also there and if there are any talks he also wants a seat at the table. drug company in. nostrum pharmaceuticals is height the price of a sixty five year old antibiotic mixture by up to four hundred percent to two thousand dollars a bottle austin's wasn't the only price hike last month it was one of sixty according to analysts at wells fargo drug price hikes of essential medicines coming out of political scrutiny from china to the u.s. remember fabro martin. farmer broke became infamous back in twenty fifteen the former c.e.o. of curing pharmaceuticals raise the price of an aids drug from thirteen dollars
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fifty to seven hundred fifty dollars a tablet sparking a huge backlash the reality is that drug makers can boost prices so that they and middlemen can make bigger profits while developing a drug is estimated to cost around two billion dollars but with advances in artificial intelligence some are saying that those metrics could change and should the consumer really have to pay those costs will most expensive drugs are those that treat the rarer diseases in the u.k. n.h.s. spending on drugs is rising at five times the rate of its budget according to the king's fund think tank the cost of cancer drugs in china was highlighted recently by the chinese film dying to survive and it's becoming a political issue too in the u.s. with president donald trump putting pressure on companies like pfizer to lower prices for lifesaving prescription drugs. joining us now from london is good stuff
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and though good to have a senior director and vice president within the life sciences group i chest market good to have you with us who decides on the pricing of a new drug is is there a world body that decides what's fair and what isn't a very good question no not not really no so is it really depends on the country that you're talking about each country has its own health care system its own health care budget and by extension its own system of. charging or deciding on what a new treatment should be priced at and what is a fair level so in many many countries it's a very very heavily regulated market and very very difficult to charge well i guess what you would call excessive prices but then other markets have a very different health care system and they let the free market decide a little bit more how or what the fair price for this is them is and in which case there's a multiple layers of actors who decide on the price starting with the pharmaceutical
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company itself you know. proposing a price and then having payers insurance companies and other bodies that can then weigh end to decide whether this is actually a fair price or not and then there can be a negotiation based on that can you give us any specific examples where that where that actually happens. i'm sure you know i don't want to become a bit too u.k. centric but for example in the u.k. there is a very lengthy process although actually the government has and short to try to quicken that process and actually some of the recent new innovative treatments have come to the u.k. a little bit quicker than that then usual but there is sort of a to and fro discussion between the pharmaceutical company on the one hand who have also been developing this treatment for let's say ten years or five years and conducted multiple clinical trials and many drugs have failed along the way to get to be able to get to this potentially one successful one and they have an idea of what they think the price of the treatment should be but then the government
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obviously on the other hand has its budget that it needs to weigh up against and and it has its own system in its own mechanisms it to decide on what a fair price for the treatment should be and very often there's actually an initial rejection of the price and they go back to the drawing board and they have more discussions and then ultimately they hopefully will reach an agreement on what is a fair treatment or what it is a fair price for this treatment how is the big disrupter digitalisation affecting big pharma with people taking more control of the better control of their lives with with computers now able to predict they have simple chances of a succumbing to certain illnesses or conditions. shouldn't digitization in the price of medicines going down and not up in the future. yes and no i mean the rid of pens on one angle that you're looking at digitalization for short change is
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almost everything within health care it means that you're able to conduct potentially more efficient clinical trials you're able to more easily identify potential molecules that you can target and mechanisms of action that you can target so and then all the way through to the actual delivery mechanism of a treatment so you actually have digital tablets now for example for certain. for certain treatments so there's a couple things that you need to look at though over what that results in the final price of the of the of the drug and that can be that the level of innovation that this is actually bringing to treatments potentially digitalize ation has a very very strong ability to enable clients to adhere to their medications about through you know digital technology that there are you know apps out there and other technologies that help you and remind you that you need to be taking your medication right now and there's also enormous value in able to be. to be able to do that and you know that can be reflected in the final price of
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a treatment as well so tech companies will be the driving force of digitalisation of the pharma industry these companies that you know like like old tech companies are going to and data lots of data on therapies on patients and research should we as consumers trust them well we already do that and don't understand you know this is very very sensitive data clearly and again the health care and pharmaceutical sector has extremely strict privacy guarantees around this so you know in order to enter this market or in order to be able to provide technology for this you have to sign up to some of the most you know strict privacy laws that are possible in this case so it's a trade off for sure but it always is as soon as you're taking a medication or a soon as you're even visiting a doctor you know you are. talking about an illness and there may be underlying symptoms there that are either obvious or not obvious and it's always
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a trade off or to contract almost between yourself and the data that you're sharing with whoever you're talking to in this case and this is just a new avenue for that and for short clearly that there needs to be strict monitoring of it and there already is in in most countries around the world you know this is quite a new area and so the so there are the reforms taking place and regulatory clampdowns to make sure that there are that there is protection in place for patients and consumers because not great to talk to many thanks david being with us and counting the cost thank you so much that what is it they say there are only two certainties in life death and taxes this week the new york times reported on how us president donald trump allegedly exploited the tax system to make millions the trump family's tax affairs are now being reviewed by new york state authorities following the allegations of fraud she had pretends he reports. the new york times report goes to the heart of the donald trump origin story that he would tell on the
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campaign trail that he is a self made man he used a one million dollar loan from his father to make billions of dollars and property worldwide the new york times saying no that's not true he received millions of dollars hundreds of millions of dollars from his father from a very early age and indeed his father would step in when donald trump's fabled dealmaking would run into problems so that's one part of the story the other part is the allegations of illegality and that trump and his family set up sham corporations underestimated the value of their property portfolio in order to evade taxes the criminal liability trump might face if these allegations are proven true has passed the statute of limitations has passed however civil action is possible new york authorities are already launching an investigation no word from the revenue service to federal authorities although they're so depleted of funding you wonder whether they even have the resources to investigate this sort of thing but
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donald trump's lawyer insisting that this is all false one hundred percent false highly defamatory he serves finally this week one of china's top actresses has been ordered to pay a one hundred twenty nine million dollars tax bill the actress has appeared in the x. better iron man franchises and is the face of luxury brands in china or china correspondent adrian brown reports. well this is sold to be the biggest ever fine imposed on a chinese movie star eight hundred and ninety two million r m b that's almost one hundred thirty million u.s. dollars that's what the tax authorities say fan being being owed than they say if she pays this money back she will not face criminal prosecution founding being says she hopes to be able to do just that now thanh being being is not the best known actress here in china but she certainly one of the best paid earning some forty three million dollars last year she vanished from public view in june and nothing
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had been heard of her until now she has issued a statement on way bo which is china's equivalent of twitter she says that she's been experiencing unprecedented suffering i'm ashamed of what i've done and she apologized to her many fans now it could well be that the chinese authorities who've been investigating other stars a sending out a warning that this is what could happen to other celebrities who avoid paying tax it seems that in the case of fan being being she had been understating what she was paid in her contract and the authorities seem to say this is become part of a widespread trend that they're determined to deal with and that's our show for this week if there's anything you've seen that you'd like to comment on you can get in touch with us you can tweet me i'm at a finnigan on twitter please use the hash tag a j c t c when you do there is as always plenty more for you online at al-jazeera dot com slash c.t.c.
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survivors is dwindling. present drunk supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh looks set to be confirmed by the u.s. senate. mystery surrounds the disappearance of entocort chief long hallway and china. i'm going to get your scope with the sports lewis hamilton clinches an eighty year old position ahead of the japanese brain. but it's not a bad day for for ari i'll have the best to the action coming up this hour. in the reason. new warnings about the possible outbreak of disease as rescue workers continue to find bodies and body parts in the rubble a week on from the earthquake and tsunami the devastation of soloway z. and also considering winding down their search efforts their facial death toll currently stands at sixteen hundred and fifty. as with the international red cross
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and red crescent he says medical teams have launched campaigns to try to stop the spread of disease. we've had some cases of diary i reported from our medical team and also keen problem we're at a time time so providing basic medical therapy to affected populations we're also doing campaigns on health and sanitation bringing you know awareness among the the affected population on what to do and what not to do indeed he through that you know there avoided from may did indeed. want to weigh in hey joins us live now from. stats where up to us thousands of people believed to still be buried away in what agree sometimes having to clear away the debris. find these bodies. well you mentioned the death
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toll before and there is no doubt that that goods rise very sharply mainly because of the situation here and by the role and the neighboring community of the turbo which has suffered a very similar fate about a role in that the entire community really has sunk many many just beneath where it used to be because of liquefaction it was not because of the tsunami it was to do with the earthquake when that earthquake struck just over a week ago the earth beneath the surface of a car basically turned to mud and destroyed houses and took houses down into the mud and of course a lot of people the search operation is still going on there's been a lot of talk of course about the lack of heavy equipment in the affected areas over the past week well we saw three excavators working a relatively small area and what is a vastly devastated area about iraq is just incredibly difficult incredibly slow
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going down having to drink very very deep into the mud into the water they are pulling out inside as other pieces of machinery huge chunks of houses and so you. when they do find bodies in there it is very difficult and very slow to pull them out so there is the real possibility that the entire area. very soon may be declared a permanent mass grave while wearing the mosque in the background. it's quite a lot of people turning to that site and this time of such difficulty for them. yes absolutely that is certainly something of a strength for them we had the vice president of indonesia indonesia. in visiting some of the affected areas on friday also he came here and he met with religious leaders and also community leaders elders within this community and they
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have begun the discussion of ending the search operation they certainly haven't made a decision yet but that is a discussion that is now underway and they say that the people of the community and so. they're going to do next door have accepted the decision made. by the people we spoke to in this area and are saying look they understand that this is a difficult situation that the search operation is very slow very difficult very daunting but they do not want to do when they want the chance to say a proper there well to the people we met people who are standing beside those excavators. waiting for any sign that their loved one may be the next body to be retrieved. anyway to walk away from this side of the end of the day to be disappointed they will have. all of their well being day the government also saying that the people here will be relocated to another place to restart their
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lives but again the ones that we have spoken to are saying they don't want that even though the scene is of utter devastation and you can't imagine that it will ever be rebuilt that's exactly what they want to do eventually they say they were born here they were raised here this is their land and they want the chance to. joining us live there from. thanks very much for the update. now u.s. president donald trump's pick for the supreme court brett kavanaugh has now raised a procedural vote in the senate a final vote on confirmation is expected on saturday in public and say an f.b.i. investigation didn't find any evidence supporting sexual misconduct allegations against him wasn't jordan has more from washington d.c. the motion is agreed to the u.s. senate is now taking what should be the final step needed to approve brett kavanaugh for the u.s. supreme court thirty hours of debate and a vote the process has been delayed for nearly three weeks due to allegations of
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sexual assault a special senate hearing to review the allegations and a one week delay so the f.b.i. could investigate thank you. senator jeff flake a swing vote was pressured by sexual assault victims into calling for the delay and yet despite protests out of his office and a review of the f.b.i.'s report says he will vote yes on capital and you kind of oh yes tomorrow. something big change. what would that. but anyway i'm glad we had a better process cavanaugh was already a contentious choice because of his conservative views on abortion gun laws and presidential powers but in mid september it was revealed christian blogs and ford had accused him of trying to rape her when they were teenagers i've never sexually assaulted dr ford or anyone or as capitol tried to clear his name his testimony
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before the senate judiciary committee raised new concerns was he too hot headed to be one of the united states' top judges possibly for decades even the former u.s. supreme court justice john paul stevens called kavanaugh unfit for the post to the supporters called this criticism slander and insist kavanaugh should be approved judge kavanaugh was publicly accused of a crime and his reputation and livelihood weren't state so it was only fair that his accuser have the burden to prove the consensus is that the burden was not met republican lisa murkowski said on friday she would not vote and kavanagh's favor but two other so-called swing senators signed off in support of the nominee moving capitals confirmation that much closer to the finish line i did deal with the facts i had in for the day and i will take him firm judge kavanaugh. the
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u.s. president donald trump has chaired the u.s. senate's decision to hold its final debate and vote but the outcome won't be known until all of the senators have actually cast their ballots and not a second before rosalind horton al-jazeera capitol hill on the battle to come from brett kavanaugh has divided america the difficult confirmation process is huge social divisions and takes a look at how the u.s. supreme court was and why the nominations to the bench have become so important. the u.s. supreme court is normally a panel of nine judges thousands of cases there are a fair to every year but they normally only take around a hundred or so to hear those are cases with long term implications of constitutional importance the u.s. supreme court says precedence for other courts and the president and congress cannot ignore a supreme court ruling appointments to the supreme court are made by the president but the senate does have
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a consult and confirm rule essentially if you don't get through the senate hearings then you don't get the job in a one hundred seat senate a simple majority is enough so fifty one to forty nine gets the job done and if there's a tie all the casting vote goes to the vice president becoming a supreme court justice as an appointment for life some die in course the last one to do so was antonin scalia who died in early twenty's sixteen his lot was kept open until after the presidential election that allowed donald trump to nominate neil gorsuch all of the justices can decide to retire that's what anthony kennedy did creating the come vacancy the court is commonly made up of eight justices four appointed by a republican four by a democrat putting a break cavanaugh on the bench tilts the court to the political right but that doesn't mean that the justices always vote along party lines john roberts save large parts of the affordable health care act known as obamacare angering many of his fellow republicans so why is all of this important well republicans believe
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a right leaning court will reopen issues that had been considered settled law issues important to them in the so-called culture wars we're talking about things like same sex marriage voting rights even the controversial issue of abortion the u.s. supreme court has the ability to shape american laws and culture for a generation and that is why the u.s. supreme court has become a political battle groet. alan fischer. at the u.s. supreme court in washington. saudi arabia says it well out turkey's a search at the consulate in istanbul of a prominent saudi journalist and a soggy as he went missing three days ago after entering the compound crown prince mohammed bin salmond's of saudi arabia has nothing to hide but rights groups according on riyadh to verify his whereabouts jamal cell reports the site outside the saudi arabian consulate in istanbul resembles a crime scene more than it does a diplomatic mission police have cordoned off the entire area around the building
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monitoring anyone who enters or exits three days have passed since renown journalist jamal khashoggi went missing after entering the consulate to protest paperwork on friday photojournalists and human rights activists gathered to demand his release they believe that the saudi authorities kidnapped him and are either holding him hostage inside the building or have secretly sent him abroad the man we don't know what it's like suddenly genocide is what he wants is the freedom of jamal khashoggi he entered the building of the consulate he had to get out of there safe and sound the turkish government has to take action and take care of democracy because tucker sovereignty has been violated. he has written a great deal about human rights abuses carried out by his country's government since the rise of crown prince mohammed bin sandman he's a regular columnist for the washington post it published friday's edition with a blank section where her she's writing would have appeared. his fiance spoke to.

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