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this is al jazeera. coming up saudi prosecutors say they are investigating the killing of. premeditated murder one american. president her trip to istanbul to investigate the deaths of. fourteen people were killed while having a picnic near the dead sea and in a first for ethiopia the first female president pointed to reshuffle for an equal
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number of men and women. so the eldest son of jamal khashoggi has been allowed to leave saudi arabia as the public prosecutor in riyadh investigates his father's killing as a case of premeditated murder that is based on information received from turkish investigators. he is now on his way to the united states where he has dual nationality remember he'd been banned from traveling abroad since his father left to live in exile last year when he criticized the crown prince mohammed bin someone and his father king salmon were offering their condolences. on tuesday also a vigils been held outside the saudi consulate in istanbul where he was killed three weeks ago friends and colleagues are demanding answers as to who was responsible and importantly where his body is the saudis have given various
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accounts including that he died accidentally during a struggle. on this occasion and from this place where the spirit has been lost we clearly state that we do not and will not accept compromises in the case of his murderer and that we will not keep silent on any attempts to evade any criminal or criminal from accountability and punishments we will follow only them it means to achieve full justice for germany and also the cia chief general hospital who has spent the past two days in turkey is flying home to brief president trump and the european parliament has joined members of u.s. congress in calling for a whole to arms sales to saudi arabia if it is found responsible for the killing and also just in the last few minutes austria's foreign minister canceled a visit to saudi arabia later this month the government is calling for transparent information on the case right let's get right up to date with our teams on the
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ground there is kimberly help at the white house will be with her shortly we're starting of course with charles stratford outside the consulate in istanbul with the latest on the investigation charles. hi kemal yeah certainly we've been waiting for more than twenty four hours now for a turkish team we understand to enter the consul general rules premises seize home where there was a want to investigate a well in sight the guard and now we spoke to prosecutor general sources here who tell us that despite the pundits being given seemingly by by the saudis agreement from the saudi side that access was going to be granted for that city steve to go and have a look at that well certainly according to our souls in the prosecutor's office is saying that the saudis seem still to be dragging their feet and denying access to
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these to this well was investigated initially during the first investigation of the premises about a week ago now we understand that a wall to solve the was taken cheering that investigation the water level of the well as around six meters down but there's a want to investigate the entire day of the well get to the bottom of it which he's at least twenty meters down and we understand that some of course this involves civil defense members as people specially trained who can go inside such a restricted space restricted space and do the investigation that's necessary an indication that the saudis may not be cooperating as much as they say they are an interesting lee it was the saudi foreign minister today who had some very poignant questions to ask demanding to know why the eighteen members or eighteen people had been arrested in saudi arabia fifteen of whom we suspect still the saudi sorry the
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turkish government suspects were members of that team that came over on the day because shows he was killed to specifically kill him the foreign minister also saying that opus lead we still don't have a body so putting pressure on the saudis to. to give out any information they have with respect to where this body can be and he also implied that. there were potentially international ramifications for this in terms of an investigation if indeed these joint investigation doesn't move forward quickly let's have a listen to what he said i'm sure and will start as a market there is no indication that we will escalate this to the international court at this time but if it is escalated there is no doubt that turkey would share any information we have. we saw that vigil this evening there is a group of human rights activists. press freedom defenders of politicians with his
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certainly from the turkish turkish government as well. and also interesting really the politicians from chuni zia and egypt all here together calling for a transparent investigation calling for unity. among everyone really certainly all all the players around the world to push for some sort of transparent and thorough investigation to get to the bottom of exactly what happened in the consulate. interestingly as well there were similar vigils carried out in new york in paris and london at the same time just another example of how big this crisis has got and how determined certainly supporters of media freedom in this region and around the world are how determined they are to find out exactly what happened to depression the respective governments into into cooperating fully
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in this investigation ok a chance transferred to at the consulate in istanbul thank you and now we go to kimberly how the white house and it's all about the cia chief. came billie and watts and when she said anything to donald trump and actually if we hear a lot. right so we're watching very carefully for the president when he has a number of different appearances where the reporters at least the travel pool the in-house pool of reporters might have an opportunity to at least ask him questions and certainly al jazeera has been pressing for that so we'll watch carefully to see if he has any comment about the meeting that everyone has been watching carefully for any indications of next steps this meeting between the cia director gina housefull and donald trump because of course you know house was just returned from turkey where the president had dispatched her because he had not been getting the information that he was looking for with regard to audio intelligence video intelligence the request was apparently turned down and so in turn she went where
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she does have an established relationship given the fact that she has been stationed there in turkey twice she is familiar with the language and so this is what we are told is that is being widely reported she did have an opportunity to hear the tape of the interrogation and subsequent murder of jim. and this is now what she is sharing with the president in the broader security team in order for it to determine next steps we know of course the secretary of state has announced that there was the rescinding of twenty one visas of saudi nationals but the u.s. congress looking for much more than that in terms of potentially blocking or halting arms sales reconsidering the whole u.s. saudi relationship moving forward one that's been in place for decades now the u.s. congress is not in session right now because we have an election twelve days from now to determine control of congress most members out campaigning for themselves or
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others who are not running for reelection so that means we're not seeing the typically house intelligence or senate intelligence hearings where we may have at least behind closed doors at least some sort of including of what might have been learned by the cia director when she was overseas so watching very carefully right now this hour here at the. i'd have to see what donald trump might share about this certainly he has said publicly up to this point he is not satisfied with the explanations he's received so far acknowledging that he believes there has been some lie is lies being told as well as deception and i thank you for that update kimberly how good at the white house now some nations are taking steps to sanction saudi arabia we've already mentioned this the bipartisan group of u.s. lawmakers which has introduced a bill to ban arms sales to saudi arabia it would cut military cooperation unless american investigators can provide proof the saudi government did not order casualties killing germany has stopped saudi weapons deals with chancellor angela merkel joining other european countries in calling for
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a credible investigation however the canadian prime minister justin trudeau says it would be hard to scrap a thirteen billion dollar arms deal with riyadh even though he's under pressure to punish the kingdom and on tuesday politicians in spain actually voted against blocking weapons sales to saudi arabia for more on this we spoke to them a little bit earlier who is a senior research fellow with the arms and military expenditure program at sipri the stockholm international peace research institute and told us it's actually unlikely the u.s. would implement significant restrictions to its arms deals with saudi arabia. it's possible that they can get the administration so far to kind of start to implement certain restrictions on arms sales to saudi arabia it is i have are hard to see that this would lead to a very comprehensive ban a real arms embargo some deals may be suspended or. plan deals may not take place right now certain items may not be supplied but i'd be very surprised if this would
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lead to very significant changes in the arms relation between the u.s. and saudi arabia at least in the short term it is just one two of a whole range of tools which you can apply it's one of the most kind of more straightforward tools which that the one which we think of first in a situation like this by showing that you're not willing to supply arms and show that you disagree with the way saudi arabia uses force whether they use it against the show is still one question but then again we also look at a broader picture in which i do read he has been involved in the use of force. in yemen and also of course to some extent showing off against qatar so i think this is more like one first step but it wouldn't be sufficient by itself i don't think so. now a flash flood in jordan has killed at least seventeen people and left thirty four injured the floods in the gulf
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a spot near the dead sea where about forty children and their teachers were on a picnic there is a major rescue operation underway right now emergency crews have so far rescued eleven people some however are in a serious condition on skype with us now from our manners column the snow or the hot sun but are you who well can you bring us up to date with any more information house down. when all we know right now is that the number of those dead actually the. sixteen or seventeen and they were like kind of. twenty two injured and the good news that they just found and ten students with their teacher and to the operation is ongoing and the prime minister i'm selfish there is overseeing and there is cooperation and the army and the the public security and the civil defense actually they're trying to help in this operation and i was told that the depends on those students at the picnic i actually meet. at the school just waiting
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for some information and we didn't have much information about that but as they say the it is almost over you know there's just probably yeah one novel talls time not and did we have the full details of what happened but then again you know we need to conduct an investigation committee to investigate in this accident and in years on what would have caused it i'm wondering about the recent weather because we have had a lot of rain certainly now part of the gulf and the middle east recently what about over there in georgia. while the weather is bad i mean there were many warnings from the metrological department in georgia and that's why i really don't don't understand how this loose indicates and and such a date but you know it happened in the afternoon all of the sudden it was touch raining cats and dogs and i was at university and it was really a lot of rain and hail so it must be the same and the interior on the debt see
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where the accident took place ok somebody thank you so much for that skipping us up to date with the news of these flash floods in jordan thanks for having. right let's have a look at what is coming up if you on the. c o two carbon dioxide recycling revolution find out how the most notorious of greenhouse gases has been converted into something useful the ukrainian filmmaker serving a twenty year prison sentence in russia becomes the winner of a human rights prize. and the small. mountain to climb the red sox take a two game lead in the world series. to the news now in ethiopia has a new president time for the first time it's a woman. isolated. today when i
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started my work as ethiopian federal democratic president i found to fill my faithfully so i work there replaces. two who resigned on wednesday takes office as part of a wider reshuffle by the prime minister. ahmed well the new ethiopian president has a long history in diplomacy and advocacy she served as ethiopia's ambassador to france and worked at the top level in the country's ministry of foreign affairs she was also the permanent representative to the un's peacebuilding office in the central african republic before moving to become director general of the organization's base in nairobi the sixty eight year old brings three decades of top level diplomatic experience to the role most recently when she was appointed by the u.n. secretary general antonio to be his key link to the african union is the thoughts of. chief at the standard newspaper she says even though this role is largely
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ceremonial the president still has potential to lead reform. ambassadors how they work has. very extensive experience in being a diplomat serving your country as a diplomat first and also moving into a separate post as was in the united nations. position her last one was in nairobi and i know i'm sorry her last one the one that she just resigned from was the representative of the u.n. secretary general and to the african you need she was based in ethiopia but she has had more than thirty years of experience as a. diplomat in the past. you know many say it's largely ceremonial by the course to shoot it is also easy to depict it as a ceremonial but it's important to rick recognize that it is the prisoner shyness that tempers that motion every fiscal year two boys houses the after and there are
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houses. being you know the guy and the guidance of the government's activities for in coming years so it's it's not just ceremony and i would say but from her speech to smaller meeting i also gathered that the president sees all these can become what you make of it the determination in her speech is quite quite impressive i would say police in the united states are now investigating more suspicious packages addressed to high profile critics of president donald trump one of them addressed to the actor robert de niro in new york two of apostle sent to the former u.s. vice president joe biden. are similar to mail bombs delivered to leading democrats and to the offices of c.n.n. in new york yesterday patty calhoun following this one from washington d.c. i guess the fia might be pretty that this isn't the end if it's gone over two days already. no exactly it's starting to look like perhaps who ever did this person or persons that they could they mailed
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a whole bunch of packages likely in the same day so investigators are saying it seems likely that there could be more in the pipeline obviously you're going to see a lot of prominent democrats there an easy about collecting their mail because this really is a list a who's who really of the president's critics president donald trump's critics these are people he is personally named that is the one theme that has them all in common so obviously this is a huge investigation it's across the country the f.b.i. secret service the mail the postal service pretty much their federal investigator chances are they're looking into this today because it is the biggest story that is consuming all of the airwaves and all of the headlines right now yeah and then you get president trump charming and of course he did condemn the attacks initially as despicable parody but then he tweeted today we've got here very big part of the anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the mainstream media that i refer to as fake news it's gotten so bad
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and hateful that it's beyond description mainstream media must clean up its act fast. i guess not surprising to hear that from the president at either the timing would seem to be off and then he gets rebuked as well on twitter. he does and before we get to that i want to just point out the mainstream media is not in fact fake news the president does not like the news because often days in fact the washington post has tracked this it's gotten to the point where the president says something that is not true that is a lie pretty much every single day and the media calls him out on that and then he in the immediately says it's all negative and therefore it is fake so the president tried to take a conciliatory tone even at a rally on wednesday night saying look how nice i'm being it didn't last because critics were saying this mr president is what happens when you personally attack people that you give people a license to basically attack your opponents so he's pushing back on that with this tweet but john brennan the former cia director under president barack obama he's on
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twitter as well because one of the packages was addressed to him although it was addressed to him at c.n.n. he doesn't work at c.n.n. he works at a different network but this is what he put up on twitter stop blaming others look in the mirror your inflammatory rhetoric insults lies encouraged by the physical violence are discreet will clean up your act try to act presidential the american people deserve much better by the way your critics will not be intimidated into silence and i think what you're seeing is the airwaves the president's defenders are saying but it's not really him look at the democrats they're the ones who are talking about being uncivil so it's this point in time this country is so divided that basically they can't agree on whether or not it's necessarily a bad thing to have these bombs mailed all over the country they're talking not about condemning that as much as who's to blame for it sting credibly unpleasant environment isn't it patty cohen reporting from washington thank you we also spoke
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to lincoln mitchell about this who's a political scientist teaches american democracy of columbia university and he said this political climate it is fueled by violent rhetoric. there is a fair amount of blame to go around but i think we shouldn't be we should err too far on the side of saying everyone is guilty here this is a climate that has been facilitated and nurtured by the far right for many years going back to timothy mcveigh really in one thousand nine hundred three and you know these are these are liberal democratic politicians joe biden was include was targeted today as well in the context of a president who has used very violent rhetoric i mean we forget some people that during the two thousand and sixteen campaign donald trump proposed regarding hillary clinton quote second amendment solutions for you or perhaps listeners who aren't familiar with the bill of rights the second amendment is the right to own a weapon so a second amendment solution means killing somebody so this is this has come from trump trump has used you know describe people who disagree with him as enemies of the people so people who support the other party are dangerous hateful crazy
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anti-american so it's very very hard to look at this and not lay a fair amount of the blame both squarely at the foot of donald trump but also what the other republicans who stood by for years and let this happen when barack obama was present the united states tea party demonstrators lynched him in effigy and most republican legislators said no so that's how you get from here to there the former malaysian prime minister najib razak and his top treasury balsa facing new charges in a widening crackdown on corruption both men pleaded not guilty to six challengers relating to the looting of more than one and a half million dollars from a government investment fund and is already facing dozens of challenges over the case including money laundering and abuse of power though he denies any wrongdoing the saudi amorality that coalition in yemen says it's investigating and strike on a factory don't to say twenty one people were killed in wednesday's attack till such a body has more. the latest victims of the war in yemen workers at
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a vegetable packing factory in the town of beit factory you must know by me of i mean this is where they wash the vegetables this is where they were washing the okra okra for god's sake look okra so they can sell it in the markets they're just workers. the saudi emirates he led coalition had sent reinforcements tanks and armored vehicles to the port city of a data before wednesday night's attack pro-government forces have been trying to recapture the city from who the rebels since a renewed offensive in september. doctors and people who live in the area say they don't know what the intended target was but it's not uncommon for coalition warplanes to hit civilian targets some images too gruesome to show a child once again among the victims and of the one. this man survived bloodied but shocked by what happened but the family now we were cleaning dirt off the okra
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batch and then the plane above us struck we're only doing our job. since the war began in two thousand and fifteen coalition forces have hit wedding parties funerals residential homes hospitals and a school bus they often blame who's the rebels accusing them of using civilians as human shields as international pressure grows for an end to the war the casualty figures continue to rise dorsetshire bari al-jazeera. now ukrainian filmmaker who's been called russia's most famous prisoner has been awarded the used top human rights prize sense of been jailed by russia or on charges of plotting terrorism he is a fierce critic of the kremlin and openly condemned russia's annexation of crimea back in twenty fourteen. has his story the. filmmaker writer and a symbol of defiance in ukraine like sense of may be hailed as
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a hero by those campaigning for the release of political prisoners in russia but it has cost him his freedom his arrest and twenty fourteen by russian security forces following an accession of crimea on charges of conspiring to commit terrorism catapulted his case to the world stage sense of has always denied the charges yet he remains one of the most vocal opponents of the takeover of his native region by russia he served three years of a twenty year sentence the european parliament continues to call for his release. yes that. the prize has been awarded to him because of his courage and his determination the ukrainian filmmaker all extensive has become a symbol of the fight for the release of political prisoners in russia and all over the world. by granting him this award the european parliament would like to show their support to him and his cool. sense of is serving his
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sentence at a russian penal colony north of the arctic circle in may he began a hunger strike demanding old craney and political prisoners be freed but his health deteriorated and he ended his protest after one hundred forty five days to avoid being force fed by prison authorities. the supporters have vowed to continue the fight and hope that this prize could further pressure russia to release him but must go has so far ignored any calls for his freedom or that of others sunny diagonal al-jazeera. here's what's coming up view on this news hour. nato troops begin the largest ever war games since the cold war. i accompanied. to the cleeve. theater is helping to address a sensitive controversial issue in malta and the artistic gymnastics and world
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championships begin in doha with the usa simone biles leading the way he tells us. how i was still going to a lot of disturbed weather across the middle east over the next couple of days so this area cloud just spilling out of the black sea across a good part of turkey last draining its way down into syria lebanon jordan can also catch wanted to shout the west the weather will make its way through a swiss abroad disguised to come back a bit high cold enough in ankara well even making it into double figures nine sales is the top temperature here than on friday not too bad around the eastern side of the med by routes at twenty two degrees but you see the cloud and the right it will make its way into iraq some heavy burst of right there will inevitably be some
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localized flooding and notice further north possibility some snow just around the caucasus come further south could see a little bit of wet weather around the arabian peninsula as well hopefully not as bad as it was last week but you see this area cloud just lingering around see a few spots of rain squeezed out of that as we go on through saturday friday should be dry temperatures here at around thirty five celsius just a want to see showers just around the gulf of aden as well. but for much of southern africa it does look lousy try actually see temperatures in dublin getting up to thirty two celsius lots of warm still in place in harare the thirty. a journey of puzzling discovery by a great grandfather he was a slave of the leave property al-jazeera is james gunn and expose his family's legacy of slave ownership you know like my family's status and wealth has benefited
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from their choice to slave people and america's debt to black people today some of us will stall we even scared to speak out because it's a product of. al-jazeera correspondent a moral debt. al-jazeera and. with every.
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in the news here at al-jazeera and these are our top stories the eldest son of jamal khashoggi has been allowed to leave saudi arabia as the public prosecutor in riyadh investigates his father's killing as a case of premeditated murder that is now based on information received from turkish investigated. the crown prince mohammed bin sultan on tuesday. vigil been held outside the saudi consulate meanwhile in istanbul where he was killed three weeks ago friends and colleagues are demanding answers as to who is responsible and where his body is. and rescue operations are underway in jordan where a flash flood has killed at least seventeen people and water engulfed an area near the dead sea where about forty children and the teachers want to pick their. don't trump is expected to order eight hundred additional u.s. troops south to the border with mexico where thousands of migrants are headed they
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are starting to start of a walk to the u.s. from honduras to escape poverty and gang violence there rob reynolds reports from the border. as thousands of migrants from central america make their way north preparations are underway in san diego the largest port of entry in the u.s. and driv guerrero directs the immigrant's rights group alliance san diego we have a robust shelter network on the other side of the border and we have a robust service network here on this side of the border and so we will be coordinating with our sister are going to say sions to provide assistance where needed once the migrants reach the border they can apply for asylum as refugees under international law under u.s. law anyone who present themselves at a port of entry and asks for protection. must be provided an
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opportunity to present their case immigrants rights lawyer elizabeth come on gives migrants in detention free legal representation but most have no attorneys to represent them in a confusing legal process you're talking cultural differences you're talking linguistic differences you're talking legal concepts even if they understand that they are fleeing for might not be able to articulate in the legal terms that me those requirements advocates with years of experience dealing with central american migrants agree on one they're coming all of them share one thing in common they are fleeing the violence in their home country this is where the us mexico border plunges into the pacific ocean now the migrants are still hundreds of kilometers away from this spot but here on this side of the border president donald trump is using them to score political points ahead of the u.s.
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midterm election he says many of the migrants are hardened criminals and that they somehow represent a kind of national emergency trump falsely claims the opposition democratic party encourages migrants and wants completely open borders trump is using it of using vulnerable people to advance his own political agenda u.s. agencies say over the past twelve months most people detained at the border were parents with children or children from legal loan now many more are on their way robert oulds al-jazeera at the us mexico border let's go to john holman now who is live for us in a step in the southeastern state of chiapas in mexico. yeah
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looks like we've lost our connection to john home and we actually had a very long satellite delay to him as well so i don't know that we've got a connection with him but we do have a report from him which he sent just a little bit earlier let's have a look at that. the dynamic has really changed on this caravan of people the been heading so many miles from home duress trying to get to the u.s. border you can see now that instead of those images of a river of people really heading by for now a lot of people are even getting rides from willing members of the mets compulsory lation all paying about two and a half dollars to get on these small buses they call them here come the and what that means is that they're about seeing quicker than when they have to get there on foot there are lots of women also lots of children in this current band of more than seven thousand people to covering big distances but we still estimate that it's going to be probably more a month more than a month until they reach the united states of course there's something happening
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before that time and that's the u.s. mid-term elections and this is now being seen as one of the crucial issues in the election race president trump has certainly been using it to talk about the fact of this a mass migration to the u.s. border and using that really as a sort of a weapon to say that only he can guarantee stronger borders he requested for the military to actually be sent to the us mexico border we understand that's going to be about eight hundred twelve thousand troops they won't be arresting and detaining people they can't do that without permission from congress they'll instead be helping out more with administrative tasks but it definitely sends a message as this group of people go through mexico they say that they're really unaware of that political dimension for them this is about pure survival they say they're not earning enough even to live in their homeland for many of them that's
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home douras and they're also having to pay extortion to the many gangs that are really warring in parts of that country for them this is simply about trying to get out of an untenable situation and find a better life. and just very quickly donald trump just tweeted about three minutes ago on this he said to those in the caravan turn around we are not letting people into the united states illegally go back to your country and if you want apply for citizenship like millions of others are doing that is the stance that donald trump is taking now every year huge amounts of carbon dioxide her released into the atmosphere adding to the growing threat of climate change but what if we could simply recycle all that wasted c o two and actually turn it into something useful or international researchers say they've come up with that technology and it'll do just that i don't know hundreds more. imagine a world where carbon emissions aren't waste with a cub and outside will c o two being pumped into the atmosphere is a resort something we recycle to make plastic to heat our homes even convert into
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energy and while we already have this technology the cost of kettering that c o two has far outweighed anything we might get from it until now here's how it works carbon dioxide and water h two o. a hitch with an electric current at one end you get oxygen guess at the other carbon dioxide is electro chemically reduced to compounds such as carbon monoxide researches at stanford university of focusing on the next stage reducing that cut the monoxide to make valuable products we need like acetate used in photography fabrics and food is the laying the roll material used to make the most commonly used plastic polyethylene and liquid fuels it's the norm and pro bono what's different here is the modified design new technology that can make products a thousand times more concentrated than before and collect it more efficiently that brings us closer to a more cost effective and commercially viable process the research team is working
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with message to see how excited exiled by astronauts might be converted into nutrients to be used in space and scientists are looking at scaling up the prototype the advances offer tend to lies in possibilities a world where c o two is captured as it submitted or extracted from the atmosphere it's been polluting a world where c o two is a resource not the troublesome carbon waste that's been warming our planet. very pleased to have thomas richard feldman with us now researcher at stanford university's department of chemistry is on skype from san francisco nice to talk to you thomas the speaking to a gift about that a little bit earlier today and we were discussing the fact that the technology or at least the theory behind the technology is quite simple is am i right in saying that maybe not putting into practice but the idea is quite simple yeah it is
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actually a fairly straightforward concept you essentially just need electricity from say a nubile energy like a solar panel and water and in our case determine monoxide and. when you use the reactor that we've designed you can produce concentrated products that are worth actual money for elian so how do you how do you turn it into something commercial because the more i hear about it the more it seems that if this could be done on a large scale it could actually make a real impact yet so the main thrust of what we're doing now is trying to make the device marjorie's so right now it's just it's on the bench it's not going to make any significant amount of product by itself but if we can successfully make the device much larger then it could be commercially implemented is it expensive technology.
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if it is. well it is more expensive right now and deriving some of these materials from fossil fuels which is the traditional route for plastics production for instance and that is a thing or is market forces or thing that everybody in the c o two utilization space faces and that is just sort of the reality of the world i wonder thomas is this a difficult climate i mean political climate i guess for this sort of technology given well in the united states of course we're saying don't try to remove the u.s. from the paris climate accord and this seems to be the sort of return in high places to climate change denying. well you know many renewable technologies in general are very susceptible to changing whims
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in government i think that is a large. motivation for why we are focusing on this specific research our objective really is to deliver a device that could potentially turn carbon capture you know capturing c o two out of the air into the you will product so rather than having a net cost to carbon emitters they could turn that around and make a profit i think we're quite a long distance away from that but that is the that is the old commit well good luck to thomas it's nice to talk positively about climate change for a change thanks for your time thank you for the largest nato war game since the one nine hundred eighty val beginning in norway troops from thirty one countries have weeks of military exercises ahead of them just a month after russian and chinese forces had their largest. it's topless is
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reporting for us from trondheim in a way. they've been arriving in norway since august for the biggest exercises nato has wrong since the end of the cold war soldiers from every native country plus finland and sweden i had to train for the next war called trident juncture the maneuvers take place across most of scandinavia involving fifty thousand troops two hundred fifty aircraft sixty five naval ships including the harry s. truman aircraft carrier and ten thousand military vehicles the exercises come at a time when the alliance is facing fierce criticism from an american administration that is frustrated with fellow members it says are not pulling their weight i think that nato was not doing what they were supposed to be doing a lot of the countries and we were doing much more than we should have been doing frankly we were carrying too much of a burden that's why we call it burden sharing president trump was especially critical of germany but the senior nato partner is the war game's biggest
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contributor with eight thousand of its troops participating in. these high visibility exercises and not just about training they're designed to bolster nervous alliance members especially those bordering russia the host nation for the war games norway is considered a core part of the northern norm of nato. it shares two hundred kilometers worth of border with russia and as it defended itself in the past norway trained no to defend itself in the future. and with good reason russia held to shoot military war games over the last two years or west in two thousand and seventeen vostok or east earlier this year involving three hundred thousand soldiers the wolfing netas current exercise. thanks. with this pressure on the alliance at a time of rising regional geopolitical tension natives nervous allies will be looking to try conjuncture for reassurance topless. trondheim norway
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now did you know malta is now the only country in the european union with a total ban on abortion despite being liberal in many ways the predominantly catholic island in the mediterranean does maintain a hardline on the issue but as new barca reports from the capital violate the remote playwright is challenging this with a new play. you get to pray for the so it's a day in rehearsal the cast of a new play called determining. if each is seven characters male and female or based on interviews with people on both sides of the feast abortion debate. where he. writes to. the writer hopes theater will help tackle a subject if you are willing to discuss in public this is the most delicate subject and. nothing else we discuss politics we discuss migration we've got hot on the collar where it comes to abortion we simply don't discuss it it's you know there
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are no shades of gray it's black and white. not her real name travel to the u.k. for an abortion following an unplanned pregnancy the only people when you are to try to have my best friends how aware are you of other women in similar situations or who have gone through similar things here involved so many. then six of my. close friends it's probably much more common than we think pilar was able to borrow money to pay for her abortion others don't have a choice despite the human rights groups say the island's abortion rates are no different to countries where it's legal they are pretty much in the average us the rest of the world it's just a matter of it's just because it's utter bull. and that was another issue reason as to why we feel that this needs to be because women should not continue living in shaking fear despite malta strict stance on abortion in recent years there have
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been a series of seismic social and cultural changes here divorce was legalized in two thousand and eleven rights equivalent to marriage had been given to gay couples and contraception is no longer frowned upon but when it comes to abortion there are ethical and. moral reservations that have an awful lot to do with tradition and religious beliefs. ninety eight percent of multis are roman catholics the church prohibits abortion many are devout believers such as the island's former finance minister we see fundamentally a child in the name of a mother as a human being a fully human being that needs to be respected there is something ingrained in the maltese population that value life from the from the real beginning from conception multi societies undergone major change in recent years but abortion remains to boo
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too sensitive a subject for successive governments to risk losing votes over or even openly discuss i accompanied. to the clear this play is attempting to widen the debate beyond the stage needs barca al-jazeera for letter malta. still ahead. to keep their winning streak. just.
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before we go to sport in the last few minutes the un special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings has spoken on the death of the saudi journalist jamal. headquarters in new york bring us up to. a very important development so i think she has been briefing the third committee of the united nations in fact challenge by saudi arabia about some of the things that she said they said she was bringing in her personal opinions well after that briefing she came sat down talked to reporters in the last few minutes at a news conference and i asked her some questions about this and i asked to particularly about the kalpa book culpability of saudi arabia and she made i think a very important point this is the special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings extrajudicial killings as defined by the united nations are killings by a state over person outside that state's border and she says that she believes saudi is responsible saudi is culpable for the murder she says that even by
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saudi arabia's own admissions this was a premeditated crime and they have suspects in custody she says those suspects are so senior advisors of the crown prince the deputy head of intelligence has been removed from his job she says they are so senior those people that they represent the state of saudi arabia she says it doesn't matter whether the king or the crown prince knew in her view saudi is culpable for the murder interesting development there from the united nations james thank you for bringing us that and now we've got someone here with sport thank you very much come our less thought with football an arsenal are set to increase their winning streak to eleven matches they're beating sporting in europe their legal one now it's an injury time right now in their arsenal ten previous wednesday they score thirty goals but it was a frustrating night out for you emery who had to wait until the seventy seventh
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minute danny welbeck to give arsenal the need. south american football argentinian giants boca juniors have one foot in the final of the copilot had to dorris after two no win over brazilian rivals panera or not a bad crowd for december final a first in leg at the near and greatest cyrus spot nearest keeper river tahn put his body on the line to keep out a loss this is a book when one nailed up from the resulting corner to been a ditto it wasn't finished a moment of magic from benedicto wrong footing the defense and leaving overtime on a helpless team's a play the second leg in sao paulo next wednesday for a place in the final against either river plate all grim new. and funny while the route to the twenty nine hundred two of france has been unveiled and in
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the first it includes a poor suburban area of the country stage to all of next year's race that will see riders travel through the outskirts of the city of toulouse organizers have also said the next year's edition will be the highest ever with thirty categorised climbs and five mountain finishes it begins in brussels on july the sixth before the traditional finish and paris on july twenty eight. well sears where the boston red sox have taken a two game lead over the los angeles dodgers and if history is anything to go by things are looking bleak for. sharks one game one the world series is a marathon not a sprint to put the red sox will have been feeling pretty confident after that comprehensive victory over the dodgers in cheese game. and it wasn't long before they were on top of the scoring in game two as ian kinsler hit the single of high engine rear to drive ins and the folks. at.
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the dodgers finally got on the scoresheet at the top of the fourth inning and matt kemp are tying the game. before you put last judge brown is up ahead for the first time a series. which. she. stood by him with that vantage didn't last long the dodgers manager dave roberts pulled review in the fifth inning with two outs and the bases loaded and a reliever ryan madson allowed steve pearce to level things. j.t. matson as then put the red sox back in control with a two run single than now hof way to the force championship in fifteen seasons. and the odds are stacked in their favor eighty four percent of teens he led the world series to nothing have gone on to win the title. in layers there's no other
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say jess is going to be better than pitching in a world series game unless it's game seven of the world series so you know to be able to do that and. that feels good for sure you know. come from myself from my teammates and coaches for us to to be two is a way not to nothing right now in a world series that's a that's a gift. game three takes place in l.a. on friday where the judges will be hoping to avoid a third defeat in a row a deficit from which no world series ring has ever recovered from felling trees and houses in. the artistic to nasa cool championships are on the way qatar the team that will be in most focus is the u.s. women whose medal charge will be led by four time olympic champion simone weil but off the mat the u.s. has been struggling after a sex abuse scandal that has less the country's national federation and the mess
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reports from doha. she's the biggest star in gymnastics. the usa simone was lit up rio twenty sixteen winning four gold medals and won bronze and she's in qatar for the artistic gymnastics world championships looking for even more success i'm really excited i think our team as a whole will shine a lot of light at this competition and hopefully will bring back some medals in every good moment memories. as took a year long break from competition after dealing picks she's picked up from where she left off since her return becoming the first woman to win five u.s. national all around title of the northwest. and in doha she'd be leading a team with far less experience to take on the world's best american team is training behind me simone balls of course is their headline act she love the chance to get six medals here in doha will give
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a boost to the whole in the country and particularly american gymnastics back in the headlines for the right reasons. the image of usa gymnastics has been tainted by the sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor laurie nasir who's been sentenced to more than three hundred years in jail because you are guilty and since then the national governing body has faced heavy criticism for not taking serious steps to reform and implement changes to ensure their gymnast's are protected sufficiently they've also had a crisis of leadership earlier this month interim president mary bono resigned just days into her job making it for high ranking officials to leave in the last six months right now we have people that really are not in tune with what really is happening within our community and what has happened and they're refusing to make really really huge changes which no one is going to move forward until we do now by as was one of nearly one hundred sixty women who accused of sexual abuse the twenty
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one year old has that speaking about what happened to her was empowering and she feels now that she has the responsibility to be a role model in doha however i was and the team had been told to focus strictly on competing well you know the for her to compete so all the other stuff we don't care about we don't talk about every day we focus on what the plan is from workout to workout we really take it one workout at a time we know we have good experience and sort of chances of finishing in the top three are good the u.s. women's biggest competition at these championships is likely to come from china and russia what's on likely though is that any one gymnast will outshine bottles so he'll malick al-jazeera. and that's it for magic act sunny thank you so much for that sir and that is. from your news out here and. on the team in london we'll have more of the day's news in just a moment the latest on the flash floods in jordan and the ongoing case into. santa maria thanks for joining us.
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fear constantly looking over his shoulder she says she was threatened by armed men as they ransacked a home she knows who ordered the attack and why they want to develop on her community and as original thoughts we can't let the men to imitate us we need to continue they can kill me i'm not afraid of being killed i need to defend my people who've been here since fifteen sixty nine without any help from the government and now they want to destroy the forest that is part of us land ownership in brazil is among the most concentrated and unequal in the world those who ordered the intimidation the murders a really brought to justice sound sudan is one of the last places on earth to harbor guinea worm disease a gruesome affliction that has affected millions of centuries till it's done out in the world as the only country we do almost all the cases from the law it is a huge response that has no vaccine and no cure could this disease be on the verge of extinction we know where the problem we know what needs to be done if it doesn't
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what the being lifelines how to slay a dragon on al-jazeera. the death of jim on the show was an extrajudicial killing that's according to a senior u.n. official. sun has left saudi arabia for the u.s. and saudi prosecutors consider evidence the murder was premeditated. well i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up at least eighteen people mainly children have died after a school bus was swept away by flash flooding in jordan more parcel bombs found in the u.s. from.


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