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the harmful effects of what smoking does between two thousand and thirteen in two thousand and fourteen alone we start tripling in use among us high school students and head to head comparison first is conventional cigarette which one do you think has helped my opinion i think they're both dangerous take no one else is there. the democrats take control in the u.s. house and the standoff with president trump over funding for a border war shows no sign of ending. have them speak of this is live from doha also coming up. evidence the announced pullout of u.s. troops from syria triggered more fighting there. taking the reins brazil's new
president moves to advance his policy agenda. and you can said detection device that could save thousands of lives. a lot of the new house of representatives now controlled by the democrats has passed a package of bills to end the possible government shutdown but the republican majority senate will likely block the legislation and the president is refusing to sign off on them because they don't include funding for his border war with mexico earlier the new house speaker nancy pelosi vowed to keep the trump presidency in check and end the stalemate rosalyn jeweled reports from washington. do you solemnly swear it's a day of firsts for the one hundred sixteenth u.s. congress do you solemnly swear that you new faces and some familiar ones being
sworn into office and then getting down to work. democrat nancy pelosi still the first and only woman to serve as house speaker returns for a second time best to play younger more diverse and more liberal legislators who want reforms in health care the economy and immigration to move. palosi also has to temper colleagues desire to investigate and perhaps impeach president donald trump but first ending the federal government shutdown democrats will be offering the senate republican appropriations legislation to reopen government later today. we were doing so. they do so to meet the needs of the american people to protect our borders and to respect our workers that first move likely is going nowhere the senate majority leader explains why the senate will lock up any proposal that
does not have a real chance of passing the scheiber and. you know during a presidential shouldn't your in other words president don't trump says he will reject any short term budget that doesn't include five billion dollars to build a wall between mexico and the u.s. something democrats oppose earlier on thursday trump blamed the democrats for the impasse quote the shutdown is only because of the two thousand and twenty presidential election the democrats know they can't win based on all the achievements of trump so they are going all out on the desperately needed wall and border security and presidential harassment for them strictly politics analysts say this does not bode well for the eight hundred thousand federal employees who aren't getting paid and for the millions of risk of not getting emergency food aid health care or other services provided by the federal government we don't just have divided government the president of one party and the house of representatives of
another party but we also have divided congress where the house and senate are controlled by different parties so that's a relatively unusual set of circumstances that makes it even more complicated for us to. for anyone to try to negotiate and find common ground on a prickly issues so far republicans and democrats say no reason to compromise because they both think they're right neither party has paid a political price because of the shutdown and that's how this is become the first drama of the new session of the u.s. congress rosalind wharton al-jazeera capitol hill. wendy gallagher has more now from washington so any voting is under way on capitol hill just focus to what's happening right now. well what's happening right now is what we expect to happen the democrats said as soon as they get the whole hold of control of the house of representatives they are going to put forward proposals to reopen eight departments plus the department of homeland security we know they were going to do that they've
offered president trump over a billion dollars in enhanced security on the u.s. border not a physical wall but we've also known for some time that the republicans will not go for this this has to go to congress congress is controlled by the republicans mitch mcconnell has already said he won't put any of these bills before president trump because the president will not sign them he'll veto the bills because this is the sticking point president trump wants over five billion dollars to build a physical wall but democrats have made it clear they will not give him that kind of money and president trump is really dealing with a new reality now nancy pelosi is once again speaker of the house the democrats have control of the house and he no longer has or can wield the power that he's had over the past two years so there is now a new reality but that means this partial government shutdown is approaching two weeks with no solutions in sight and now that democrats control the house how has the political equation shifted for president.
well today was really all about nancy pelosi the democrats taking over the house of representatives it was a celebration of democracy like one hundred sixteenth congress and with just a few minutes notice the president suddenly held an impromptu press conference in the briefing room somewhere has never appeared before it was a highly unusual thing some reporters even missed it because there was so little time given he came out on to the podium and spoke about why he will stand by his desire to build a physical wall he brought agents with him who work down on the border for the department of homeland security let's just listen to what president trump had to say. you can go to a barrier you can go whatever you want but essentially we need protection in our country we're going to make it good the people of our country want it i have never had so much support as i have in the. week over my stance
for border security for border control and for frankly the wall or the barrier so this political impasse continues and the it doesn't seem to be any site in the end here president trump has made it clear he wants over five billion dollars this was his signature promise when he was running for president he wants to deliver it for his base but equally the democrats are saying they will not shift either meanwhile eight hundred thousand federal workers are without pay national parks museums are closed down and this impasse could go on by the republicans own admission for several more weeks to come yeah no sign of a resolution in sight there for the moment any our life force in washington. a mexico has called on the u.s. government to investigate why its border agents fired tear gas of people trying to cross the border near to one women and children were among those near the united states southern front here on tuesday the border agency saying it star for
responding to rocks being thrown at them instead of drew widespread criticism with rights groups branding it an unnecessary use of force are dozens of people are dead after days of fighting to rival armed groups in northern syria people who've been displaced by earlier fighting were forced to flee a camp near at may close to the turkish border as a flighting fled their al-qaeda linked groups and turkey backed rebel forces are blaming each other for starting the violence in the area it's the worst fighting in this part of the country for three months. the reports say eleven people from the same family have been killed in airstrikes by the u.s. led coalition that's been fighting eisel in syria local sources say the attack happened at the village. in the dia is zoar province it is close to iraq's border and is an area controlled by isis now that comes as a joint investigation by al jazeera and the intercepts reveal u.s.
military has stepped up its bombing campaign against eisel in the region since president trump's announcement of the would draw all of us troops reports says the fiercest attack in the past week occurred in kashmir the village on the euphrates river is held by isis fighters donald trump claimed i saw had been defeated when he announced he was bringing american soldiers home from syria in december or joshua landis is director of the center for middle east studies at the university of oklahoma he says the u.s. military is in a hurry to destroy eisel in the area before the forces withdraw. there are a series of small towns that are sprinkled along the euphrates right next to iraqi border it's still house isis fighters there are about sixty thousand people there all together with a few thousand isis fighters we believe hidden amongst the population and so the united states is in a hurry officers there the generals military have been told that they need to leave
it at first it was one month now it seems to be a four month window before they leave but they're clearly in a hurry to try to destroy isis in these last counts and that means ramping up bombing and it seems that there has been you know there's less care being taken about targets than there was previously it's easy to claim that you're being strategic and you're not not taking out collateral damage but in reality we see this going on all the time saudi arabia says eleven suspects in the murder of journalist i'm outta sheltie have appeared in court for the first time say prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five of the defendants it's not known if they include sound in ca danny and ahmed the last cd to recently dismissed officials linked to crown prince mohammed bin some men. and resumes new president jalal bolts or not has begun his first week in office with a purge of government contractors seen as sympathetic to previous left wing
administrations also held his first full cabinet meeting since he was sworn in two days ago he's already unveiled plans to step up privatizations toughen prison sentencing guidelines and hand control over indigenous land claims to the powerful agriculture ministry john homan has more from brazilian. puerto rico. now his president. can begin making good on his election promises he'll face some big challenges. crime is number one more than sixty thousand brazilians were killed in two thousand and seventeen alone novel solution giving more people access to guns and police more license to kill you're going to. have ways to defend themselves will honor and respect those who sacrifice their lives for safety. but brazilian officers already killed thousands most of them young black it's been questioned if
an even harder line will work. this controversial but just as challenging his boss a noddles aim to curb corruption he's brought in sergio bordeaux the man in charge of latin america's biggest bribery investigation this is justice minister but it may be tougher than he thinks the fight against corruption is much more easier terms of electoral narrative than in terms of practice. the government has besides the fact that the strong off the president to fight against corruption been assessed to establish a lot of spoil the whole. governance if i jam. and then there's the economy twelve million brazilians run employed consonantal says that free market economics and small government will fix that you did you lose it. oberman one spend more than come seen. you but if people really want to balance the books you have to make cuts to brazil's generous pension system it takes up more
than half of the federal budget that would be deeply unpopular how far president also not to get some responding to all of those challenges is going to be decided here in brasilia where his party has only about ten of the seats in the houses of congress so he's going to have to negotiate with all those that backed him and that includes ex generals evangelicals i grow business leaders and the financial sector if you want to get anything done and everyone will want to search these groups they are really willing to to fight each other so i'd say that the challenge is how to put these groups together and how to align expectations so that these groups become part of a government and not fragments i president bush to run a successful campaign on the arizona abuses of brazil's left of center governments
now it's the time of the man from the right to see if he can do better to join home and i would visit a brazilian still ahead on al-jazeera sudan's president tries to stem the tide of protests with another appeal to the people. and u.s. stocks fall sharply off the apple says an economic slowdown in china has taken a bite out of its projected sales. hello the snow and the freezing rain are both come a long way south in the u.s. so in oklahoma texas we are the snow we're freezing rain and that's going to probably fade out in the next few hours and you got a picture of rain being the likely main problems it runs through already southern states in the southeast corner the air behind it is nothing like as cold as it was
so six in chicago modest to many pay thinking it was minus thirty and we picked two days ago so things are much much warmer on the pacific coast as rain stretched desert california lots of snow for d.c. as you can see and that position will continue with the rain for the size during saturday same time but of backwash probably high ground snow running up through the northeast corner here the rain is out of the way and we're left behind with sunshine and i have to say relatively warm conditions considering that she midwinter very quiet weather in the caribbean now you see gray clouds here there's a light rain showers the name or not they'll hit billy's honduras costa rica maybe but otherwise it's a fine time of the year streak of green to go through florida like give a decent shower to in mexico probably sundries well that's the wettest place otherwise it spot shows there aren't that many.
look the arrival of refugees is debated in european parliament. but the journey itself is little understood. to syrians document the route that is claimed so many lives searching for sanctuary to people in power on al-jazeera. again you're watching it is in our mind of our top stories this hour the new u.s.
house of representatives now controlled by the democrats as possible a package of bills to end the partial government shutdown but the republican majority senate is expected to block. a joint investigation by al-jazeera and the intercept is revealed the u.s. military stepped up its bombing campaign against isis that's after president trump's decision to withdraw troops reports say eleven people were killed in u.s. led strikes in the in northern syria an eyesore controlled territory. presumes a new president has held his first full cabinet meeting since he was sworn in as chief of staff announcing a purge of government contract is seen as sympathetic to previous left wing administrations. egypt is trying to stop the broadcast of an interview president that has c.c. gave to us television network c.b.s. in that interview with current affairs show sixty minutes sisi says the egyptian army is working alongside israel against isis fighters in north sinai he also
denies egypt is holding tens of thousands of political prisoners. so when we don't have political prisoners who are prisoners of opinion we are trying to stand against extremists who impose their ideology on the people now they are subject to a very dryly one hundred may take years but we have to follow the law and can. remember mr president the organization human rights watch says that there are sixty thousand political prisoners that you're holding today as we sit here and a lot of other than me i don't know where they got that figure but i said there are no political prisoners in egypt and says that whenever there is a minority trying to impose their extremist ideology we have to intervene regardless of their numbers. another five c.c.'s dinar rights groups say egypt's jails are filled with political dissidents humans rights watch says political prisoners are routinely subjected to torture and rape while in detention the group
also says hundreds of civilians are sent to military trials for political dissent egypt's most notable political prisoner is for president mohamed morsi who was overthrown by sisi in a twenty thirteen uprising of for more than two years that journalist mahmud has sane has been under arrest in egypt he was detained while on holiday in cairo and accused of spreading false news but has never been formally charged as sainz imprisonment has been repeatedly extended despite international calls for his release a professor of law and director of the center on security race and civil rights of rutgers university she says the judicial process in egypt is only part of the problem. the problem is that the judiciary there's a lot of questions whether it has been politicized and whether there is pressure on some of the judges to convict there's also serious concerns with the evidentiary
process where defendants are not given the opportunity to bring forth the evidence and even defense counsel got on the record in egypt say i haven't had a chance to defend my client so the process itself has many flaws and that's been documented so but but that's despite the fact that's the second order issue the issue is why are they being indicted in the first place and i just want to know that you know the vast majority of these. detainees are accused of being associated with the muslim brotherhood and what's problematic about that is that this work was criminalized after the president mohamed morsi who was democratically elected was deposed and ultimately in a military coup arrived a kurd and then all of its members who were very open politically who participated in nonviolent political activity became criminalized all of a sudden and if you were even accused of being a member you were automatically arrested and detained so easy
a task quite the regime has created quite of a human rights catastrophe with these tens of thousands of people and some of whom are also secularists and human rights activists who have nothing to do with the muslim brotherhood sudan's president omar bashir has promised to push through economic reforms as he defies calls from protesters and the option opposition to step down two parties are withdrawn from the governing coalition as demonstrations continue but president bashir is refusing to budge able morgan reports from the capital hard to for more than two weeks his opponents have been calling for him to step down but only bashir since 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 spectro 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 state of the country's economy with people complaining of bradshaw's ages and high prices those complaints that 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 crowds opposition parties say the figure is higher learning more of the images out of the game that we've gathered the figure of about thirty nine killed are mostly says thirty seven but the numbers we have are from our officers in various parts of the country who are working for the protests to continue to the regime is overthrown in recent days more protests have taken place this one in the eastern city of port sudan once again her demands for the 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 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 follow. through and 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. the protests will continue long term even if they stop for a few days there. have the severe parcel of throughout his twenty nine year rule president obama to 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 he will morgan on to zero how to. lead his talks between yemeni government officials and who the leaders have ended without agreement on the
withdrawal of rival forces from a day that the un team is in the fourth city to monitor a cease fire which is holding so far but the who it is are reportedly refusing to begin their pull out until other parts of the peace deal are carried out a new round of talks begins on saturday for a man in the philippines has been killed in a confrontation with police local media say it was shot by officers during an anti drug operation in cotabato city prison where you were eager to tell t. had accused him of drug trafficking is the latest person on the president's growing black list to be killed. a shares in apple have closed down ten percent in u.s. trading in its worst session since twenty thirteen it comes off to c.e.o. tim cook surprised investors with the announcement it is slashing revenue expectations by up to nine billion dollars he's partly blaming us china trade war as highly jocasta explains. this i phone when
a confident tim cook and now since 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 economy the u.s. is charging a ten percent tariff on two hundred billion dollars of chinese imports and china 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. but promised more of longer term consequences they say the trade war can create a negative feedback loop apple's losses have pulled down global 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 two are doing well namely because the quality of phones from china is local 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 for trade talks between the u.s. and china are set to resume in beijing this week heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington. a southern thailand is bracing for the arrival of tropical storm power book hundreds of people have been taken to government shelters ferry service is being cancelled of bangkok airways has stopped all flights to and from assam only airport for cost is up victim to rancho rain strong winds and waves up to four meters high when the storm makes landfall late. a new device that could
revolutionize cancer detection is being tested in the united kingdom the breathalyzer is designed to pick up early signs of the disease quickly and painlessly if it's successful doctors say it costs a fountains of lives as. much as. it's called the breath biopsy a new weapon in the war against cancer. this. rebecca cold drinks one of fifteen hundred people already with cancer whose breath is being collected by researches. she has a condition called barrett's esophagus that could eventually turn into cancer the test requires patients to breathe into a breathalyzer for ten minutes the device collects born molecules given off as a waste by the cancer cells these are then sent off to a laboratory for further analysis it's much less invasive and. a lot better
i would have to be coming every couple of years for. so you wouldn't have the paying fifteen minutes. without any sedation scientists are hoping to determine whether different types of cancer give different readings early detection can significantly increase people's chance of survival i think it's a revolutionary idea most cancers are detected quite late and the only way we're going to really make inroads into improving outcomes from cancer is biotech detecting it much earlier so we are really passionate in cambridge about finding new technologies that could revolutionize the way that we detect cancer at a very early stage right at the point of g.p. surgery globally one in every six deaths is genetic counsellor last year the disease killed an estimated nine and a half million people. the technology will be tested over a two year period if proven it could be used around the world within a few years
a simpler cheaper quicker way to tackle one of the world's deadliest diseases leave barca al-jazeera and as always there is lots more on our website engineering dot com get the latest on all the stories we're following al-jazeera. all right let's get a check of the top stories then the new u.s. house of representatives now controlled by democrats has passed a package of bills to end the partial government shutdown there but the republican majority senate is expected to block it earlier the new speaker nancy pelosi held a news hailed a new era as her party officially took control of the house. our nation is 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 balances that protects our democracy remembering that the legislative branch is article one the first branch of government to the presidency and to the judiciary a joint investigation by al-jazeera and the intercept has revealed the u.s. military stepped up its bombing campaign against isis that's after president trump's decision to withdraw troops reports say eleven people were killed in u.s. led strikes in northern syria in eisel controlled territory saudi arabia says eleven suspects in the murder of journalists. have appeared in court for the first time state prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for five of the defendants it is not known if they include two recently dismissed officials linked to crown prince mohammed bin. brazil's new president giant boats are not who has held his
first full cabinet meeting since he was sworn in two days ago is chief of staff announcing a purge of government contract is seen as sympathetic to previous left wing administrations southern thailand is bracing for the arrival of tropical storm pavlik hundreds of people have been taken to shelters ferry services have also been cancelled bangkok airways has stopped all flights to and from sam we apple force costs up addicting to rancho rain and waves up to four meters high when the storm makes landfall later one russian tourist has already drowned while trying to save his daughter who is struggling in strong waves shares in apple have closed down ten percent in u.s. trading session since two thousand and thirteen it comes after c.e.o. tim cook surprised investors by announcing it slashing revenue expectations by up to nine billion dollars those are the headlines people in power is next.
the week began with views of a ninety day truce in the to protect us china trade will the world's largest supplier of liquefied natural gas is leaving the biggest oil cartel we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost on ounces era. it's become one of the defining freedoms of all time a total waste of humanity in search of sanctuary from repression poverty in recent years millions have taken the road to the who took sixty on a better life where some manage it some don't but almost every journey is a tale of hardship insurance and great risk in this to pull people in a special report where turning one such story to the syrian regime.