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solace for the prepare for the post. is hope. is that a couple. of. people spoke and demanded a new dawn. the democrats take control of the u.s. house of representatives to be a check on president trump in a more diverse but more divided congress. alone barbara starr you're watching out as they are live from london also coming up saudi arabia says eleven of the suspects in the murder of jamal khashoggi have appeared in court five of them face the death penalty u.s. stocks fall sharply after apple says an economic slowdown in china has taken a bite out of its projected sales and malta refuses to allow two boats carrying
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rescued migrants to dock despite high winds and the tear rating conditions on board . the new speaker of the u.s. house of representatives nancy pelosi is hailed a new born as a democrat party or fishley takes control of the lower house of congress palosi says working with the republicans who still control the senate will not be easy her party has vowed to keep trump's presidency in check its first mission is to end the partial government shutdown which is now in its thirteenth day that this feud is over funding for trump's border wall which the democrats are refusing to support. our nation is in a stark moment two months ago the american people spoke and demanded a new dawn they called upon the beauty of our constitution our system of checks and
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balances that protects our democracy remembering that the legislative branch is article one the first branch of government co-equal to the presidency and to the judiciary was speaking a short while ago at a surprise appearance in the white house press room president trump says look he's looking forward to working with the new speaker i just want to start off by congratulating then chief alessio on being elected speaker of the house it's a very very great achievement and hopefully we're going to work together and we're going to get lots of things done like infrastructure and so much more i know they want to do that very badly said why. roslyn jordan is live on capitol hill for us. was i guess quite controversial or unexpected to see the president have that impromptu news conference in the way he held it in the press room what did you make
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of that why do you think he did it now. well certainly the reason why the president called this impromptu press conference is to present his side in the first big crisis that is facing this new congress which is the ongoing government shutdown and the government shutdown it's because congress is refusing to give the president five billion dollars which he says is necessary to build a security wall between mexico and the united states democrats including the new speaker nancy pelosi saying that a wall is in effect of way of improving security and doesn't deal with the larger problem of comprehensive immigration reform something which previous presidents have tried to achieve but have not yet achieved and so basically the democrats are digging in their heels they have suggested that they would pass again legislation that was passed just a few weeks ago in the last congress. legislation which republicans have supported
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but that legislation is not going to make it to the president's desk at least not right now because there is a roadblock in the form of the republican controlled senate but clearly this is everyone posturing at this point about an issue which they both think that they're getting political support from various sides of the political spectrum here in the u.s. rosalind's been interesting watching the congressmen and women being sworn in on the one hand you have a lot of young people quite and i think the youngest woman ever elected a lot of diversity but then on the other hand the speaker the new speaker nancy pelosi possibly one of the most experienced politicians in the u.s. it's an interesting juxtaposition of the two how's that going to work do you think for the democrats going forward. well certainly it is a balancing act for nancy pelosi she is very much
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a politician who is very much interested in getting power and in holding on to power and in taking the steps necessary in order to preserve the hold on power for as long as possible but she is also very mindful that many of the new members of the democratic caucus are younger are more liberal than those who have been serving in washington for a while they may be perhaps more impatient than those who have been in washington for a while and so her job is to tap into their energy to tap into their passion tap into their desire to be here but also to make certain that they don't leave the party in a direction that one could end up short circuiting terror agenda in the next two years but perhaps just as important not harm the democrats' chances of holding on to the house of representatives after the twenty twenty a lot and so it's a real balancing act but as someone who has been in the congress for many years this is someone that analysts suggest is more than up to the task of managing those
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competing demands. for the latest there from capitol hill thank you. saudi arabia says eleven suspects in the murder of the journalist have appeared in court for the first time the prosecutor is seeking that the death penalty for five of them was killed in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october the names of those facing the death penalty have not been released turkey's president says the killing was ordered by the highest level of some of the leadership. has been following riyadh's reaction to what. it was almost two months ago that the saudi prosecutor general's office held this press conference where they finally admitted that it was saudi nationals officials who were behind the murder of saudi journalists. back
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then they named eleven suspects they believed to be behind the murder of the journalist now those suspects they said that they were going to question them that they were being detained and in fact they were seeking the death penalty for five of those suspects remember was turkey that initially released photos of the people they believed to have formed that hit squad that flew into istanbul just before that fateful auto by the second and killed the journalist in the consulate now what is significant with regards to these latest developments on thursday is that the saudis are claiming that the first trial in the case of these eleven suspects has taken place or at least the first hearing obviously that wasn't open to the media it wasn't open to international human rights organization and there is a lot of skepticism as to whether this trial will actually enjoy and you form of. professionalism or justice considering that the saudi narrative from the very
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beginning with regards to the murder of jamal control she has changed almost on a weekly basis from them denying that he was still in the saudi consulate so then saying that they didn't know whether he was killed or not to then finally admitting that she was dead and then saying that it was an accident and much later on admitting that he was killed however it was a rogue operation throughout all of this time many people have been accusing the highest levels within the kingdom namely crown prince mohammed bin sideman of ordering the killing of. the saudis say that they are showing that they are trying to seek justice obviously the turks view that any justice to be served has to be done so inside turkey considering that this crime took place in its. stambaugh there has been also a third call by rights organizations that believe that an independent investigation is take place one not led by turkey or by saudi arabia but maybe by a body like the united nations this latest developments will be used or highlighted
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by the saudis as we mentioned to show that they are seeking justice but skepticism with regards to riyadh's true intentions remains extremely high sudan's president omar al bashir has promised economic reforms as he battles calls from protesters and the opposition to step down two parties have withdrawn from the national coalition government the red ongoing demonstrations but the president remains defiant here morgan reports from the capital khartoum for more than two weeks his opponents have been calling for him to step down but only bashir says he's going nowhere amid a crisis he blames on international sanctions. we are under siege we face war we have lost our main revenue which was the south's battle but we still stand firm we are suffering but we still stand firm and we are working hard to sort out all the problems. the protests in sudan started over the
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state of the country's economy with people complaining of bread shows weakness and high prices these complaints then escalated into calls for the president to resign curfews and emergency rule were imposed in some cities with some social media platforms blocked by the government the sudanese authorities say about twenty people died in the protests march by police using tear gas and live ammunition to disperse pounds opposition parties say the figure is higher. order the images out of the. we've gathered the figure of about thirty nine killed are missing says thirty seven put the numbers we have are from our offices in various parts of the country who are working for the protest to continue to the regime is overthrown. and recent days more protests have taken place just this one in the eastern city of port sudan once again her demands for a government to step down as events are going to bashir has announced measures he says will improve the economy and reduce inflation but his critics are not
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impressed they say they've heard his promises time and time again during his twenty one year in power and they've had enough they've now place to put an end to his rule and while it's not the first time for the president to promise reforms some analysts say the tone use this time indicates the impact of the protests on the government falls what happened what the models are you have has a. ruling party is now looking for alternatives to the tactic of suppression by the security forces and trying to use politics to mobilize more groups to counter the protests i think this is the beginning of a new step that the protests will continue long term even if they stop for a few days. of this affair pass along throughout his twenty nine year rule president already bashir hasn't faced demonstrations for this long with no end in sight and as he struggles to appease those protesting it seems he might face them for longer people morgan al-jazeera started. so ahead in this half hour thailand's a sudden beatriz orts brace for what's feared to be the worst a storm that hit the country in decades. past and
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don't stop a carnival nigeria's biggest street party goes ahead despite the economic screens. hallow in much more straight is not hot hotter than it might be expected to be in the middle of summer this tends to generate sheridan's nice shower line here running from sydney right up to the top tonight is off shore as a tropical cyclone penny may reform come back into was the coast of queensland but in the immediate future that's fine lucky we'll look at the temperatures forty two in melbourne so if you are in prisons more except for when if forty in hobart and warming up in perth to middle twenty's is in the really interior forty five forty six we've seen a couple records broken in real heat but actually things do cool down by saturday
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forty one not much i know but look at adelaide in melbourne and hobart all drop by at least ten degrees and cameras all the way through this is the lines dunnit change the wind direction is moving this general direction probably moved very much further that is the a trough and it will bring rain well more substantial rain i think to new zealand and i went oh directional or the wind is coming in from the west and that's the direction as well doesn't bring much to you just cloud a bit of rain but when that trough and extends out of australia i suspect we'll see proper thunder stuff coming to the south on but that one which of the end of saturday in the mean time you've got two relatively warm days in the sunshine. it was one of the biggest bank robberies of modern times with over eighty million dollars stolen from bangladesh a central bank one used investigates how cyber hackers employed trade of the global
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banking system and on al-jazeera. every week the news cycle brings a series of breaking stories joined the listening post as we turn the cameras on the media and focus on how they report on the stories that matter the most on al-jazeera. welcome back here's a reminder of the top stories around the new speaker of the u.s. house of representatives nancy pelosi has hailed a new dawn as their democratic party officially takes control of the lower house and congress she has vowed to and she has found her party will keep donald trump's presidency in check. saudi state media says eleven of the suspects in the murder of
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journalist jamal his show g have appeared in court the prosecutor has the man that the death penalty for five of them and sudan's opposition is calling for more protests against rising prices and the rule of president omar al bashir he's blamed international sanctions for his country's economic problems. two days of u.n. brokered the talks between the yemeni government officials and who the leaders have broken up without agreement on the withdrawal of rival forces from the port city of data as the humanitarian crisis continues al-jazeera seen evidence of food meant for starving yemenis being sold at a marketplace in the capital sana the world food program has accused both the who are these and the saudi u.a.e. backed forces of diversity in aid in areas under their control mohammed john jr has the story. on the streets of the capital sana'a aid that was supposed to be
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distributed is instead being sold in yemen home to what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis both sides in the conflict now stand accused of stealing food aid the world food program says about two thirds of aid delivered to who the controlled strongholds such as sanaa and saga is being stolen by on us we're extremely concerned by what we've discovered in the course of our inquiries we noticed in recent months there were. volumes of food for sale in the markets in the capital sanaa this obviously happens occasionally in war zones where people are desperate and they will sell food to meet other essential needs the rebels deny any involvement one official told us he blamed individuals for the thefts and said anyone involved would be put on trial. has a. gun. women will hold responsible anyone who commits such mistakes and the
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government will take all the full measures according to law and justice against anyone who does that the un food agency is now threatening to suspend some aid shipments unless more is done to stop corruption that's causing the people of sanaa to grow more concern. that if the yemeni people depend on foreign aid and humanitarian assistance if it is stopped him and will face a humanitarian catastrophe we don't have jobs and we don't have salaries and you can't work the assessment from the world food program came after the release of an investigation by the associated press news agency which said it also saw documents suggesting that rations intended for families and ties are being stolen by armed units working with the saudi you a coalition force in recent weeks a un supported peace process that started in sweden has led to a fragile cease fire in the strategic port city of her data and while the level of overall violence there has been reduced the u.n. has expressed disappointment that much needed humanitarian corridors have still not
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been established how much improvement is in. italy and malta have closed their ports to boats who have rescued migrants from the sea that's left to those who do attempt the crossing and even more danger the crew of a refugee rescue vessel stranded at sea for almost two weeks is warning that conditions on board are the teary rating the sea watch is one of two boats stranded off malta and gale force conditions car leg reports. from the desperate conditions of the camps of libya to this. nearly two weeks at sea and a big storm has blown up on the western mediterranean as the storm approached and the crew prepared their passengers for what was coming. we're going to move everybody from the. inside. thirty two people men women and little children on a huddle. below deck many
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a sea sick facing several more days of high winds and rough seas. many nationalities are represented here refugees running from libya include ashwell abdullah who has a ready escape to the war in south sudan and you know. i'm here on this boat by the grace of god and thanks to the people of the ship life in libya was very difficult people are dying every day you get taken you get put in a room you get tortured every moment you're in libya your heart beats hard you don't know what will happen next. since the rescue more than thirteen days ago the refugees needs have been relayed to governments around europe the netherlands has made an offer to take some of the people on board but only if other nations step forward to. its part of the hard line taken by many european union nations
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against the arrival of people from libya. italy has refused to allow any ngo rescue ships to land refugees and multi itself has prevented ngo ships from operating out of ports on the island the way they would. go into a border safe for the. security. of. the desperate the first. the best that sea watches crew can hope for is that some other countries step forward to offer these people the chance to claim asylum until then see what has little option but to wait. for something to change car leg al-jazeera. brazil's new far right president. says he will press ahead with pension reforms that provoked angry protests under the last government also matter was speaking in
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a television interview after holding his first full cabinet meeting since being sworn in two days ago he said he would put forward plans to raise the retirement age to sixty two for men and fifty seven for women the average retirement age at the moment is below fifty five u.s. government has issued a travel advisory warning to citizens to be careful when visiting china the notice warned americans to be aware of what are called arbitrary enforcement of local laws to canadians were detained in china over the past months of hugh's defectives he's in danger in china security and that followed canada's arrest of a top chinese tech executive on suspicion of evading u.s. sanctions on iran. shares an apple closed down by around ten percent of the end of trading in new york reducing its revenue expectations by up to nine billion dollars c.e.o. tim cook says the trade war between the u.s.
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and china is to blame the show castro explains. this i phone when a confident tim cook and announced the launch of apple's i'm ten in september the fanfare couldn't mask the risk his company was taking. would he not consumers across the globe he willing to pay the one thousand dollar price tag of the latest and greatest i phone and now the answer is likely not on wednesday apple revised its revenue forecast for the first quarter lowering it by up to nine billion dollars and cook says it's due to weak i phone sales in china it's clear that the economy began to slow there for the second half and what i believe to be the case is the trade tensions between the united states and china put additional pressure on their car the u.s. is charging a ten percent tariff on two hundred billion dollars of chinese imports and china
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has responded in kind to sixty billion dollars of products shipped from the u.s. within two months the u.s. tariff on china will escalate to twenty five percent if the two countries don't come to an agreement i respect china and i respect president xi but this killing us some. seven billion dollars trade deficit is less. five hundred. promised more of longer term consequences they say the trade war can create a negative feedback loop apple's losses have pulled down low bull markets which may further harm china's weaken economy which only means more losses for u.s. companies that do business there chinese consumers have responded by turning inward choosing cheaper domestic brands over u.s. luxury goods from apple. namely because the quality of phones from china is local
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brands have become better and better their market shares are rising the homegrown huawei dominates the smartphone market in china its chief financial officer was arrested in canada last month accused of violating u.s. sanctions in her business dealings that stirred anger among chinese consumers giving them still more reason to support while away and boycott apple we still have a possible sixty day window for them to come to some sort of temporary agreement i think if anything the trade war is bringing tensions that we already saw between the u.s. and china economically before trade talks between the u.s. and china are set to resume in beijing this week heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington protesters a force shops and businesses to shut down in the indian state of katla hundreds have been marching for a second day now against two women entering one of the country's holding shrines police say a protester was posted of its those and killed at least fifteen people have been
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injured schools across the state are closed the public transport has been suspended that the two women were the first to enter the temple since the supreme court overturned the centuries old ban on women aged between ten and fifty from entering it. ferry services have been suspended in the areas are being evacuated as a tropical storm approaches thailand's southern coast hundreds of people have already been taken to shelters set up by the government officials say a tropical storm could cause torrential rain strong winds and waves up to four meters high on russian tourists there's already drowned while trying to save his daughter who are struggling in strong waves florence lee has more now from the island of coast. tropical storm is the first major storm of this year it's already brought heavy rain and rough seas to vietnam and it's forecast to make landfall here in thailand and it's unusual and unseasonal because. it's hit
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thailand in january when seventy years it's expected to hit all provinces in southern thailand and the potential for damage will come not just from rain but also when waves and surge of the time where the department has said waves could reach up to as high as four meters here in co some way an island in the gulf of thailand the forecast is for heavy rain to continue right through till saturday a marine park close to here has been shut for the next three days and ferry services have been suspended and fishermen have taken their boats in from sea into harbor or further up river to prevent damage authorities in the salva say they are bracing for heavy rain flash floods and landslides and they've prepared flood relief centers that could potentially take in tens of thousands of people. a string of dutch islands in the north sea are enjoying a sudden windfall after a cargo lost by a transport ship washed up on the shore up to two hundred seventy containers fell
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off a panama flagged cargo ship in rough weather breaking open on the shores of shelling and v.l. and they contained furniture clothes toys and take goods as well as car parts now washed up goods are considered flotsam on the island and can be salvaged by locals three containers holding hazardous materials have not yet been found. now in the u.k. the guardian newspaper is reporting almost one thousand police officers from england and scotland are being trained for deployment of northern ireland in the event of disorder arising from a no deal breck's it it's understood the officers will act as reinforcements for the police service of northern ireland in case of serious sort or if the u.k. leaves with out of the old bulls the u.k. and the you will be operating under different customs regimes and would require customs checks between both territories police chiefs warn that any infrastructure
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on the border could be subject to attack the calabar carnival in nigeria's cross river state used to be a month long event featuring mountain races cultural displays and even beauty pageants this year a lack of money has forced the organizers to cut it shorter but as a half witted risk reports now from calabar it's still the country's single biggest street carnival. the nigeria speaker street party continues to defy a weak economy. the number of events and activities may have been scaled down but the enthusiasm is also high. that come from different parts of the country and the world. we are telling a story well using to talk to bring people to nigeria to bring people to across arrested to report to. you for the ongoing generation. and for the past eighteen years residents and tourists to come have been treated to this spectacle
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music dance and a variety of food. because of a state kind of almost gone from a simple street. just west of not only nigeria but anyway in africa visitor numbers something from three hundred thousand this testimony to. all of them contributing to the local economy. because we heard about four thousand bedroom cindy beguiler. but we need two thousand rooms we had to about three thousand job direct employment in the tourism sector to date about twenty seven thousand direct employment but these small businesses like mary francis that i help most this is a single biggest event she and many other stick advantage of to make good profit will mean. anything but i'm not. getting all the luck in.
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the kind of a kind of well used to be a month long festival that runs into the new. economic realities including the loss of income from all households the government here to cut its spending but despite this the festival remains one big party enjoyed by participants visitors and residents alike. come on jabba. now quick reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the new speaker of the u.s. house of representatives nancy pelosi has hailed a new dawn as a democratic party officially takes control of the lower house and congress has vowed her party will keep donald trump's presidency in check our nation is in a stark moment two months ago the american people spoke and demanded
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a new dawn they called upon the beauty of our constitution our system of checks and balances that protects our democracy remembering that the legislative branch is article one the first branch of government co-equal to the presidency and to the judiciary saudi state media is reporting very levon of the suspects in the murder of journalists have appeared in court in riyadh the prosecutor has demanded the death penalty for five of the defendants their names have not been released sudan's opposition is calling for more protests against rising prices and the rule of president omar al bashir he's blamed international sanctions for his country's economic problems brazil's new far right president variable so narrow is how this first full cabinet meeting since being sworn in two days ago his chief of staff announced a purge of government contractors seen
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a sympathetic to previous left wing administrations it's part of an attempt to transform brazil's political and economic. ferry services have been suspended and the areas are being evacuated as a tropical storm approaches thailand's southern coast hundreds of people have already been taken to shelters set up by the government officials say a tropical storm public could cause torrential rains strong winds and waves of up to four meters one russian tourist has already drowned while trying to save his daughter who was struggling in the strong waves we're up to date with the news here on al-jazeera coming up next the one a when east hacked the bangladesh bank heist and for watching my colleagues in there how we'll have more news in half an hour. president discusses his hopes for the country and the region. and challenges including poverty migration corruption and the case of julian assange. lenin merino talks to
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al-jazeera. it was a very real. tens of millions of dollars stolen from bangladeshi central bank via the federal reserve bank of new york and them laundered in the philippines. the money and the thieves then vanished. i'm steve on this episode a one on one east we investigate one of the biggest bank robberies a modern times and ask how the cyber hackers got away with it.


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