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zero on al-jazeera. zero. hello i'm the star of the italian this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. the venezuelan president warns of catastrophic consequences if the u.s. blocks his country's oil exports. the u.s. makes a new appeal to venezuela's military to allow american aid into the country from colombia. saudi arabia again denies responsibility for the death of jamal khashoggi
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as the clock ticks down for the white house to decide whether to sanction saudi officials plus. syrians who escapes the war are using music and laughter to spread happiness and promote a message of resistance. the venezuelan president is warning of catastrophic consequences if all of the country's oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions the trump administration announced weeping sanctions last week targeting ten billion dollars of assets and revenue at the same time nicolas maduro has spend u.s. aid which is currently waiting at the colombia venezuela border his troops are under orders not to let it through madeira has accused the opposition of weaponize an aid and using it as a. provocation for us intervention the economic collapse of venezuela has left
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ninety percent of its population in poverty according to the u.n. millions of people have fled across the country's borders. on national sovereignty is made vulnerable with a show called humanitarian aid and peace is threatened by the government of mr donald trump who last sunday in a televised interview ratified his threat of a military invasion against venezuela in venezuela they have driven us to the point that libya has taken all that syria was taken to the point of unarmed opposition they have attempted out we've not allowed them to and venezuela is a piece. robin pierce he is live for us now in the colombian city of croakers or on the venezuelan border and a son what's happened to all the aid there is there a plan to actually get it across. well definitely both the united states and the in this weather and opposition in the colombian
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government are working towards getting this aid to venezuela the question is nobody knows exactly how that will happen there was great expectation for a press conference that was held earlier on friday hoping to get more details of what that exact plan was going to be instead we were able to get a first look at the aid that arrived and that is being stored and organized inside this warehouse on this bridge connecting to venezuela we saw thousands of bags and boxes with food and van they sent us out saying that there is enough food to feed five thousand venezuelans for a week obviously this is not enough given the level of the crisis inside the venezuela but coming with the current the u.s. ambassador to colombia said in the press conference that this was just
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a down payment he called it just the first shipment to what he hoped to. turn into a flood of aid that's what he said that should start arriving here in coming days and weeks and not only here but in other collection points that are being organized as long as how to get that aid into venice well we heard from. the man that though the leader of the opposition in venezuela sent here to coordinate this stafford and he said that that will have to happen with the help of the venezuelans possibly through a huge demonstration of when this will end at the border hoping to overwhelm overwhelm the soldiers and the military that are guarding these entry points following the orders of president nicolas maduro and to. see that for us on the colombia venezuela border thank you alison. well paul dobson is with venezuelan
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analysis dot com and he joins us now via skype from merida in venezuela is the plan to set up a collection points on the board at realistic shortly it requires people who are collecting aid to take a huge risk without a doubt without a doubt always seem so far is a very clear victory for the government of nicolas in other words their orders are being followed by the military and the order of the one where there were being ignored by the military this is the first clear sign we've seen since this political crisis developed of exactly where the military stands. and it's worth pointing out as well that the e.u. we're talking about here is a tiny tiny amount in terms of international aid twenty million dollars is is a tiny amount and i present either a pointed out in his press conference today it is just a tiny percentage of the ten billion dollars. which the country lost last year due to u.s. sanctions and as this standoff continues at has been for some time do you see any
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kind of road to resolution where we saw some interesting developments yesterday in europe why in montevideo we saw our position taken by the european led contact group and we story different position taken by the horror host of other countries the attempt to sort this out in a peaceful manner and we the government today reaffirmed once again its disposition to sit down and dialogue and talk through these issues yet we're still to see any sort of similar comment to come out from the white house and that man here in venezuela why and why though who is very adamant that in his words the time for talking is over call as time ticks by in the situation continues to get more desperate in venezuela just how much support does madeira have left inside the country. well if you look at the rallies held over the weekend last weekend there was a huge number of people who came out to support him. and the further they he can successfully
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play the patter yogic card here in venezuela the more support i think you will actually get there are significant elements of the middle sectors of venezuelan politics even some of those who are traditionally side with the opposition who would oppose a foreign direct military intervention into the country and so as we see one way though in encouraging this sort of military intervention us as he did today in fact in an interview with the associated press these sort of sectors will naturally fall into the camp of defending the country and i think nicholas miller will be able to take advantage of this sort of political game and paul so that the statements that we're hearing from the door as he tries to solidify his position they're playing in his favor. i think at the moment well he's still in power in the country very clearly here in venice frailer there is a new one president sitting in the presidential palace and one president whose daughters are being respected and carried out and that is he in. a one way though
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he still is still yet to explain to the country how big he plans on taking over control of the presidency beyond me and worse call dobson their political affairs analyst speaking to us from venezuela thank you paul. well the number of people who fled to venezuela now stands at three million and those who remain are enduring desperate conditions stories about who has granted exclusive access to a hospital where at least fourteen children have died from contaminated water in the past week. this is the predicted trix emergency room at the hospital in the venezuelan city. about three hundred kilometers east of us here dozens of children are in desperate need of proper treatment most of them have been diagnosed with a more b.s. is a form of dysentery transmitted by contaminated food or water. is three months old
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she suffers while her mother says she has been abandoned the out of air my daughter has diarrhea she almost had a heart attack we have nothing you arrive here and there is nothing i was in a crisis because i thought i was losing her children here have diarrhea with blood in it and they are vomiting but nobody is helping us i want this government out now it has destroyed us. we were allowed to film because staff here say they want the world to see that they are unequipped to save children's lives just this week fourteen children have died the figures could climb you can see how desperate the situation is here there's several children and each one of the very people are telling us that there's no medicine there are not enough syringe is among other things many of the children that are arriving here are dying from one day to another madeline in my teen years baby boy was one of them he was two months old on
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tuesday night he died he's forty remains in the hospital because she hasn't been able to get together the money needed to buy a coffin i didn't but i don't i don't live there is nothing here they have no medicines they don't have food and now my son has date. one hundred people in barcelona believe the outbreak was cost when a switch by broke and contaminated the local water supply there was no chlorine or other chemicals in supplied to treat the water parents with their children continue to line up for treatment staff at the hospital say they don't have the resources to help. with any of them here three years ago we stopped receiving goals and alcohol there are not enough syringes or serums to hydrate children. the government of president. denies there is a humanitarian crisis in venezuela however he recently announced he is reforming the country's health care system. this is
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a public company recovered by the revolution because while it is going to produce all the medicines made for its public health care system and social security we can reach everyone like it should be and socialism. the situation in the last city hospital is one of the reasons why the self declared entering precedent of venezuela one way the law says humanitarian aid is urgently needed but some aid officials advice if it does a rival it needs to be carefully managed well you want to put in work on the work of humanitarian aid as a mechanism that every country has it's a mistake to make politics out of this there are great needs in venezuela and it has to be controlled managed by the united nations and other agencies so it reaches those who need it. a crisis that has people at this hospital watching and hoping that their children will survive. but of venezuela.
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plenty more ahead on the news hour including thailand's king says his sister doesn't have his backing for her unprecedented move to become prime minister. and digging deep the desperate rescue attempts to reach people trapped after avalanches in the himalayas. and in sport smiling through the pain we'll hear from skiing great to lindsey vonn ahead of the final race of her career. saudi arabia has denied reports that crown prince mohammed bin salmond authorized the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi the minister of state for foreign affairs a says it was a huge mistake and insists no order was given to conduct the operation in washington he urged the u.s. congress to step back from imposing sanctions over what he called a commission also declined to give the names of those standing trial in saudi
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arabia over the killing he confirmed a former aide to the crown prince had been dismissed but said he wasn't sure if another aide was alive or not it comes as a new york times report says that in twenty seventeen mohammed bin salmond threatened to use a bullet against jamal khashoggi if he did not return home and end his criticism of the kingdom u.s. president donald trump is due to tell congress by midnight on friday if sanctions will be imposed on saudi arabia or the matter under legislation called the magnitsky act the president must outline what action if any he intends to take both sides of congress triggered the act one hundred twenty days ago trump has previously said he doesn't want the issue to jeopardize u.s. relations with saudi arabia well mike hanna is live for us now in washington d.c. mike tell us more about visit to congress today. well essentially a charm offensive he appeared before before congress held
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a series of meetings at which he asked members to withhold any action and tool the legal process as reported was completed in saudi arabia however he wouldn't give any further details about the process it's not even known who exactly is on trial in that particular process but certainly congress in no mood whatsoever to accept these type of blandishments they are waiting for president trump to respond to that letter that was invoked in terms of the global magnitsky act by the senate one hundred twenty days ago but all indications are that there will be no reaction whatsoever the president has clearly decided it would appear that he is not going to respond to him it would appear the whole matter is over his statement that he doesn't know who committed the murder but the relationship with saudi arabia is far more responsible would appear to be the end of that as far as the president is concerned the question is can the senate take any action if the president refuses
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to respond to these simple answer is no there's no punitive measure in base in terms of the legislation it does rely on the good faith of all concerned but seven members clearly seeing that good faith is in short supply on this particular issue and as there is mike hanna in washington d.c. thank you mike well john jones is a former senate national security director and he joins us now via skype from los angeles john how successful do you think a visit to congress was today what did he manage to get his message across. well i'm sure he was able to get his message across but i'm not so sure that his message resonated with leaders in congress it's generally accepted that for the united states congress to act or not act in an international manner is the prerogative of the united states congress foreign officials government officials
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ambassadors in the like foreign ministers can make statements and opinions and they're taken into consideration but usually congress is going to make their determination based on the facts and it congress votes the same ssion a foreign government or its officials by way of targeted economic penalties such as the freezing of assets the suspension of travel. whether this is acceptable or not is usually a matter for their constituents to decide and that decision is usually made in the democracy at the ballot box. also spoke about these two senior aides to the crown prince but couldn't say if one is even still alive how is the saudi investigation itself into the matter being perceived in washington and on capitol hill. well on capitol hill the actions by the saudi government taken in response to the investigation and response to the killing of mr khashoggi have not been seen as
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very high in merit therefore that's why the united states congress decided to act last year by way of invoking the mad netsky act which would freeze assets of saudi officials and would also block their travel to the united states and its territories if you look just recently and united nations policemen every report sensually assign blame to saudi officials for the killing of mystically shogi so i can imagine right now when you see a congress that's even more so grass' been looking to find and identify and punish the perpetrators of mystical shoki you can see the democratically controlled house of representatives. beginning to flex its muscles and really determine and get to the bottom of what exactly happened in the killing
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of mystical shogi and who within the saudi government is going to be held responsible and look it's just not the. saudi court that matter here or even the u.s. court it's the court of public opinion which is i'm sure weighing heavy on the minds of saudi officials and will continue to into the near future and john as a deadline approaches in your mind what are president thomas options now given the push from both parties to try to punish me yet. look the law is very clear the magnitsky after one hundred twenty days requires that the president make a determination and report right now it doesn't appear that the president is going to do that and so beyond is congress is left with few but powerful options ideally congress can. design and implement and pass it
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on student past and then implement its own targeted sanctions against the kingdom of saudi arabia which would freeze assets of foreign of saudi officials and could also block saudi officials from coming to the united states and its territories united states congress the senate and senate can also act to block weapon sales to the saudi government so there are a number of actions that the congress can't take outside of presidential action or inaction the president still controls the power of the beat oh but the congress can also override a presidential veto and there is strong bipartisan support for continued and forceful action as a pertains to the saudi government john jones a former senate national security director speaking to us there thank you very much
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for the insights john thank you but the fiance of jamal khashoggi has called for more international support in the investigation into his madda had t.j. speaking a day off to the special rapporteur address catamount revealed the initial findings of her investigation catamount had what's being described as chilling and gruesome order in the terrio given to have by takesh officials and she accused saudi arabia of seriously undermining the investigation. a canadian man who shot and killed six members of a quebec city mosque in twenty seventeen has been sentenced to life in prison alexandra bissonnette pled guilty last year to six counts of first degree murder and six counts of attempted murder for the attack one of canada's rare mass shootings bissonnette could be eligible for parole after serving thirty five years in prison the united states is hoping afghanistan can strike a peace agreement involving the taliban before elections scheduled for july u.s.
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special envoy zalmay khalilzad speaking at the institute of peace in washington d.c. expressed cautious optimism about the prospect of a deal that helped me to held meetings with taliban officials here in doha to discuss an ongoing push for a political settlement to the seventeen year old conflict the u.s. diplomat says there's still a long way to go the afghans must said cross the table with each other and come to an agreement about the future of their country all size tell me the top two that there are lessons from the past previous governments that where there was a taliban government or others dominated afghanistan and imposed its unique vision by force on others have been a failure so that i must come they say for an inclusive dialogue leading to an inclusive peace that will not be easy and we have offered to do what we can to
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be helpful if help is needed but it's for the afghans to decide. palestinian officials will not attend next week's u.s. conference hosted by poland according to the chief palestinian negotiator white house senior adviser jared krishna will be discussing plans for peace between the palestinians and israelis at the meeting in warsaw krisna has been working on a peace plan for more than a year at least forty countries are expected to attend the conference saeb erekat declined the invitation via twitter he wrote our position remains clear we are not going to attend this conference and reiterate that we have not mandated anyone to talk on behalf of palestine. thailand's king says it's inappropriate and unconstitutional for his sister to stand for prime minister in next month's elections her candidacy breaks a long standing tradition of tire royalty staying out of politics she'll be up
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against the current prime minister a former army general who led a military coup in twenty fourteen when hey reports from bangkok. politics in thailand can be volatile and unpredictable this revelation took it to another level changing the political landscape. today i with other time party leaders have submitted the name of a nominate prime minister for the party who is princess. cityward and i. don't know what. straightaway it altered the dynamics of the election campaign in a country that's been politically divided for years the party has a big advantage over all the other parties and you know the other candidates most likely would not want to be seen as running against. princes relinquished a royal title in one thousand nine hundred ninety two after she married a foreigner but is still regarded as
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a princess and part of the royal family she's now divorced features regularly in royal ceremonies and is also a singer and actor appearing in two movies making this move particularly intriguing is that the party she's joined is backed by former prime minister taksin is you know what he was removed in a coup in two thousand and six and lives in exile he's always been seen as anti establishment and has been accused of wanting to change the political structure of thailand by reducing the power and influence of the monarchy this is the official launch of the election campaign which was completely overshadowed really by the announcement just before it began from the thai rak said charnock party it's an announcement that has big implications on the campaign the election and potentially the formation of the next government technically the princess is not covered by thailand's strict laws designed. to protect the monarchy from criticism but the law is broad and open to interpretation and abuse campaigning against could lead to a jail term the announcement is being seen as
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a sit back for the man who led the two thousand and fourteen coup current prime minister. also on friday he became the prime ministerial candidate for approved military party that means he now has to run against a member of a royal family he's sworn to serve and protect as an army general his party says the nomination of the princes may violate the election law because it brings the royal family into politics there's a sense the move by thai rocks a charge could go either way towards political reconciliation or more polarized nation wayne hay al jazeera bangkok well anthony nelson is director of the international strategic advisory for albright stonebridge group he says the prospect of a princess as thailand's prime minister has introduced chaos to the election campaign. it's an absolutely stunning turn of events. most observers simply didn't expect this because it didn't seem it would be possible that the princess would make this decision without clearing it with the palace in advance
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particularly since there were rumors circulating all week that this might happen so either the palace attempted very quietly to make clear they didn't like this and the princess ignored it or the king an issue we approved this and then changed his mind or there simply was no communication whatsoever but either way it's a really shocking turn of events and it leaves one of these significant talks and link parties likely with no prime minister candidate to nominate because the deadline has now passed and means the spotlight turns back to kuwait and some of these more traditional opposition leaders but there's no doubt this introduces a real element of chaos and uncertainty and they've been working towards these elections for quite some time the current government has been absolutely adamant that they will take place this time there was already a kind of spanner thrown in the works by the king's announcement of this coronation
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but from what everyone understands the king really does want an election to take place before his coronation so i would expect it's fairly unlikely that this completely derailed. the elections once again but of course in thai politics you never know what's going to happen next. still ahead on al-jazeera why the world's richest man is accusing the u.s. tabloid of blackmail. forty years after the islamic revolution in iran we look at the challenges facing the years. in forty british racing has been plunged into crisis by an outbreak of course for you and you will be here with that story. the in. the in. hello there for some of us in north america we've had some pretty icy conditions
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recently here the pictures from missouri showing that the ice that we've seen there freezing rain has caused a big accumulation of ice around trees and power lines and that has caused quite a few problems the system responsible well it's a huge area of cloud here of course is in the north where we've seen the icy and snowy conditions those have run their way towards the north and dragging its feet have been a whole lot of wet weather we've even seen some tornadoes out of this area of cloud here all of that his clearing away there by saturday it should be a lot quieter will be cooler than it has been for some of us there in new york as a maximum just getting to freezing during the day the next system well that's already piling in from the pacific making its way across the rockies it's what it disintegrates across the rockies and then it will pull itself together once more as we head through sunday to monday for the more wintery weather to the north and in the south will see another area of rain form here for the central america's plenty of sunshine here at the moment not a great deal of wet weather it'll we're seeing a few showers perhaps over parts of mexico stretching down into parts of nicaragua and i think that's where we'll see the majority of the showers on sunday elsewhere
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largely dry down towards south america still lots of showers in the rio area and still very hot for us in ascension thirty nine on saturday. the in. ghana stands as the house geology of both mentally resources and hydrocarbons why are they so poor measuring where you guys live which finally form a government of the toxin when essentially nowhere the more we would close down the more they push back we knew it was coming to question was do we sit and wait or do we surprised them with a preemptive strike on the bottle and on and just you know. i remember the first time i walked into the newsroom and it felt like being in the general assembly of the united nations because it was so many nationalities. just
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that we all come from different places but it's one that gives us that gives us the ability to identify the people who landed on the side of the world but we can understand what it's like to have a different perspective and i think that is a strength for al-jazeera. welcome back. a reminder about top stories this hour venezuela's president nicolas maduro has warned of catastrophic consequences if all of the country's oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions he's also called for u.s. aid stockpiled at the venezuelan border to be distributed to colombians. saudi
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arabia has denied reports that crown prince mohammed bin authorized the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi u.s. president donald trump is due to tell congress by midnight on friday if sanctions will be imposed on riyadh over the matter. thailand's king says it's inappropriate and unconstitutional for his system to stand as a candidate for prime minister in next month's elections still be up against the current prime minister who led a minute treat coup in twenty fourteen. a u.s. tabloid publish accused of extortion and blackmail by the while the richest man insists it's acted you know fairly amazon chief executive and washington post and jeff bezos says american media inc threatened to publish intimate photos of him after he questioned whether its reporting was politically motivated she had written the has more. firefight he's the world's richest man as the founder of amazon and he's the owner of one of the world's best known newspapers the washington post but jeff bezos chose
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a no frills blogging site to tell his story following the announcement of his divorce in january the tabloid magazine the national enquirer best known for its coverage of movie and music stars published an eleven page spread detailing his extramarital affair complete with text messages sent by bezos to his lover bezos then used his own security team to investigate the source and motivation for the story which he alleges made the publisher of the national enquirer david pecker apoplectic that's also as peca then threaten to release further texts and intimate photos of bezos and his lover unless he stated that the enquirer is exposé was not politically motivated but that's exactly what basil suggests was the case my ownership of the washington post is a complex of fire for me he writes it's unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience washington post news coverage will wrongly conclude i am their enemy president trump is one of those people obvious by his many tweets also the post's central an unrelenting coverage of the murder of its called mr malcolm chaudry is
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undoubtedly unpopular in certain circles he concludes bezels refers to the saudi government several times in his post and points out that david packet was introduced to a figure with ties to the saudi royal family by president trump at a time when the publisher was looking for financing packer is a long time friend of donald trump in march of last year i am i the parent company of national enquirer published a glossy magazine promoting saudi arabia and crown prince mohammed bin solomon containing the adverts at the time the saudis denied any. in action jeff bezos writes that of someone like him the world's richest person is on able to stand up to such actions and who kerman there whether you have legal case may depend on jurisdiction in states that use blackmail and extortion combined together it would likely be a case because you're requesting that someone by way of threatening them that you don't do this then i'll do that and then it would come under that under one of those statutes however if it's in a state or jurisdiction that is only saying money has to be involved then it
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doesn't come under the statute because there's no request for you now and there's no requests for money complicating matters is practiced immunity deal with new york prosecutors in their case against michael cohen donald trump's former personal lawyer cohen is alleged to have helped arrange a deal whereby peca bought exclusive rights to the story of an alleged lover of donald trump during the presidential campaign in order to bury it but it's part of the immunity deal pekar was ordered not to commit any crimes american media which owns the national enquirer says it has launched an investigation into bezos is claims but quote believes fervently that our did lawfully she ever terms the old jazeera and the saudi minister of state for foreign affairs editor has told c.b.s.'s face the nation the saudi government had nothing to do with the leak of bezel says private information. this sounds to me like a soap opera i've been watching it on television and reading about it in the paper this is something between the two parties we have nothing to do with that well can
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you say though that the saudi government and any of its employees or its you know contractors that it works with definitively that they had no contact with david packer or am i that's a far as i'm aware and i believe it would be when we have an absolutely nothing to do with this we maybe some of our citizens read the national enquirer when they're in the united states citizens watch the soap opera unfold on television but thats it. morocco has suspended its participation in the saudi u.a.e. coalition's battle against the rebels in yemen the moroccan government has also recall that some bastard to saudi arabia pressure has been mounting on the coalition to end its assault on yemen the level of morocco has participation in the war has not been clear meanwhile a report from unicef is highlighting the daya situation for children in yemen and found more than six thousand seven hundred children have been killed or injured since the war began and twenty fifteen the un agency also found nearly four hundred
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thousand children suffering from acute malnutrition and are in need of urgent treatment and nearly three thousand yemeni boys have been recruited by armed groups unicef adds the fighting has resulted in three quarters of the population needing humanitarian aid while the lives of cancer patients in the port city of her data are being made worse by the fighting the world health organization says thirty five thousand yemenis have cancer and eleven thousand are diagnosed every year but increasingly cancer clinics are closing and abraham has more. this should be a weekly visit for how who has joe cancer instead she comes for treatment once a month not only does she have difficulty speaking the drive to the hospital is made has a display of fighting her nephew explains. the distance from our village was sixty four kilometers but now it's one hundred seventy the previous road used to be
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easier it was paved but now it's completely destroyed. the road linking her they had been closed since last september now it's on the control of the saudi immorality led coalition which limits the difference of medical and food supplies to the city so a man i mean in his law due to the complete siege on yemen and the siege and her data the patients situation is getting worse due to the lack of medicine difficulty of transportation and the extreme poverty of these patients which. eventually will lead to losing the progress we achieved in treating some of the cases. with increasing numbers of diagnosed patients in the tour you're eating security conditions. the only cancer treatment center which is nearby for patients and for day there and the surrounding areas it's only open two days a week and has one doctor to treat all these patients the other doctor was forced to leave the city because of the war. we have four thousand six hundred patients
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who need serious care we might not be able to continue taking care of these people if there's no support we are exposed to the possibility of being shut down soon as we don't have the operational budget nor the cost of treatment. for now these yemenis can only wait with no idea where that this treatment center will be here next time they need it me that brame al-jazeera. two palestinians have been killed by israeli army fire during protests along the gaza israel border one of the deaths was fourteen year old boy. who was reportedly shot in the abdomen near canyon yes at least seventeen other palestinians have also been injured people in gaza have held protests along the border for almost a year calling on israel to lift the siege and the blockade. iran has unveiled a new long range ballistic missile the announcement was made in an underground facility as part of celebrations marking the fortieth anniversary of the revolution
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it's a show of military strength after the u.s. withdrew from the iran nuclear agreement last year and imposed sanctions on tehran well in one nine hundred seventy nine at the time of the islamic revolution there are approximately thirty seven million people living in iran now that number is more than eighty million so most iranians living today have never known anything revolution public some of the younger ones say their government is letting them down. from tehran. corners of to hong young men and women play the blues stealing moments of freedom in private studios might be the closest they get to the big stage. even to damage your gigs in small cafes he says her band gets two songs in before security shows up to shut them down. for a female vocalist in around it's not just that
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a woman singing in public is illegal society doesn't recognize my entire life i wanted to sing for me it's like breathing i can't do anything else but there's no professional recognition as an artist. everyone in this room was born after the one nine hundred seventy nine revolution the islamic republic is the they've ever known but many young people like them say they warm for a more liberal time before revolution in iran they've never seen. the clerical system of government that's been in place for forty years also has its unflinching supporters. ronnie was born in one thousand nine hundred nine the first generation of iranians born under the flag of a new republic in many ways she is its poster child a devout muslim from humble beginnings highly educated and her father died fighting in the iraq war. in any country some are in favor of the establishment and some argue it's the same in iraq but must accept that we are a country with
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a rich culture rooted in the purity of islam and we should consider ourselves an islamic country we may not allow some freedoms that are allowed in other countries . the most important concern she says should be to employ iran's own people and keep them from leaving the country but for young people who don't necessarily want to live by established norms or subscribe to the way things are done if you're cut from a different cloth then it can be a challenge to find a place in iranian society. some leaders are sympathetic and acknowledge the need for dialogue to address the concerns of an entire generation but people say they don't openly express themselves for fear of government retaliation when. we hear the time before the revolution was economically better but i can't talk about this transparently in fact i don't dare to yes i can say a lot but i don't dare to i prefer to say nothing to keep my head on my neck. from the perspective of security the revolution is very good but from the perspective of
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a commie it's bad we have the burn generation for us it hasn't been good. economic conditions make living in iran challenging for anyone but for iranian artists are husseini says doing so is even more difficult if you're living here. don't be sad because being sad is the least he can do troy your heart and be strong and bring peace and happiness try to make things that they are not they don't exist. modern jazz may not fit the public image of the islamic republic but the sound of music from small corners of the capital is a reminder that iranians come from all walks of life in all shapes and sizes. doctors treating brazil's president say he is quickly overcoming pneumonia while recovering from abdominal surgery which took place last year diable sonar was in a south powder hospital and a spokesman says he'll only be discharged when he can walk out the front door the
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sixty three year old had surgery after he was stabbed on the campaign trail greece has formally ratified nature's decision to allow membership from north macedonia the move by greece's parliament comes off to the country previously known as macedonia agreed to change its name to north macedonia ending a dispute with that southern neighbor on wednesday in brussels nato has signed the accord to let north macedonia join the military alliance but it first has to be ratified by all member countries two days of heavy snow have caused avalanches in the himalayan region of indian administered kashmir killing at least nine people rescuers are trying to reach ten people trapped in a fire station or about a nanny has more. police and fire crew would usually carry out rescue missions in these mountains but they've become the victims of an avalanche twenty people were sheltering in this tunnel and colgan district of india administered kashmir when it
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was buried by snow ten thousand life now rescue workers are digging through the snow with spades and even the hands to find the rest morning at six o'clock we have started the operation and people have been able to get and one person. unfortunately died and we are searching for the mortar. with some still being pulled out injured but alive all the bodies retrieved lay covered on the snow two days of heavy snow has cut off this region many towns electricity supplies have been cut flights have been cancelled and officials have closed the srinagar national highway to the many people have made it the highway has been closed for a few days and we are facing a shortage of food items if it snows again kashmir will collapse. people have resorted to clearing the roads themselves afraid if this goes on for any longer they will go hungry one of us is bishop we are clearing it so that al vehicle can
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pass we have a patient at home who has to be taken to hospital. from the last three days we are stranded here we are running short of food and water. authorities have issued more avalanche warnings and dozens of families have be moved to a safer place teams of volunteers are helping stranded drivers. we collected russians and food from our village and are now distributing it among the stranded people and they've been stuck for a few days it's our duty to help them. with more snow in the full cost they have little but to survive the few resources available to them. and sports.
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it's time for sports. thank you very much will hold britain has been plunged into crisis an outbreak of flu has forced all events to be cancelled and at least next wednesday a haywood reports they should be getting ready to compete but no one's quite sure when the next race will be u.k. racing is in lockdown after an outbreak of flu at his base in the english midlands
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is trying to ensure the horses he trains remain by were sprit. down. anybody and i was side people including me so they explained the situation to understand. minimizing the risk of anybody bringing the disease into. the gallus not leaving a problem. six races would you to take place in central england on friday but the blanket ban to try to contain the virus meant they couldn't go ahead and every day on the track results in a racecourse losing thousands of dollars in income. this course should be the hive of activity with the stars and the horses blundering down the track to the finish line instead it is empty the shut down was twenty three vaccinated horses from
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a yard tested positive blue it is rarely fatal but it is highly contagious but have been carrying out tests at racing yards up and down the country to establish what the outbreak has spread it makes a horse feel quite rubbish for quite a while for you to present with that sort of dry hacking cough they feel quite rubbish for you know up to a few months and not really take out of training and particularly of the race horse you know that really needs to be on top of their training horse racing in the u.k. is highly regulated with regards to welfare and biosecurity and it is hugely lucrative worth nearly four and a half billion dollars to the u.k. economy every year getting back on track that in time for the season's biggest races quickly is in everyone's interests emma haywood al-jazeera in central england . now french same norm will retire the number nine shirt in memory of the club's form a striker mainly on isola police confirmed on thursday the body had been recovered
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from underwater wreckage in the english channel had just completed a move from the premier league in cardiff city and was on route to his new club when the light aircraft he was travelling in came down last month. it's a loss to everyone in football because you know when you look at the for example the fines that they were able to just raise from will class players around the world in the space of a few hours to enable the search in the first place which you know i found was amazing really which i would have wanted to do if they were mine if it was my child you know so i think if i think it's great being unbelievable the response. the qatar based bin sports channel has opted not to renew its contract to broadcast formula one blaming saudi arabia's piracy means the sport is left seeking a regional platform ahead of the new season in march the television channel be out
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here emerged in twenty seventeen after saudi arabia bahrain the u.a.e. and egypt launched a diplomatic and trade blockade of cats r f one races feature on the channel which is widely available in saudi in sports which also has rights to many major football leagues is urged sporting bodies to take action against the illegal broadcasts in switzerland when they hold the net retain the title of the world skating championships but by thats heinie of margins holding it's like a second straight gold in the combined events which sees competitors tackling a downhill run and then a slalom course she finished first but only by one three hundred seventy second. lindsey vonn is back in training after recovering from a big crash in the super g. earlier on this week she'll compete in the women's downhill on sunday that will be her final race before retirement the most successful female scare of all time still feeling the effects of choose somebody. you know when i crash sometimes things get
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out of alignment and i'm really stiff so its things are pulling in ways they shouldn't be pulling and sometimes my ribs come out so it's not something that's new to me but. usually i can manage it to words not a problem or the battle for gender equality is an ongoing struggle in many sports but thanks to the likes of the spotlight and prize money these championships favor the women just as much as the men poor race reports from sweden. the stakes don't get much higher than this for sweden ski team the fastest women in scandinavia and some of them about to make their world championship debut on home snow the swedes are the big sisters of the nordic nations while in norway it's the men that rule this side of the border it's the women who have many more gold medals than the neighbors it's a habit they need to keep up both to retain local supremacies and challenge the dominance of the american and alpine rivals. these training sessions of the final
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push towards one of the peaks of any career is the world championships but staying at the top can be easier than getting there reaching the level of double olympic champion mckayla schifrin is a game changer last season the american and more than marcel her considered the best male skier of all time taking home more than seven hundred thousand dollars alpine skiing one of the sports that has closed the gender gap but things aren't so bright further down the pecking order the struggle for me has been the i've been going around the world and the racing world cup but never qualifying it's hard to go wrong five years without the nearest so i've been living with my fur and. i actually thought that i would do my last race this winter and that's when it all just. i started to work you know five races in
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a row and i do maybe a second faces but i don't know i don't want to do anything other in my life. it's lindsey vonn that has played a big part in getting women skiing where it is partly by turning female skiers into very marketable personalities and more importantly by pushing women's right to rival the men's as a sporting spectacle it's been a lot of stars for sure that are actually super good and super big talents i think that things have on i mean she has she's superstar in a lot of ways and in some soaps i'm sure that she could have that. she would have been faster than. will be gone after these world championships the challenge for the women that come next may be great but so too are the rewards paul reese al-jazeera van daal and sweden. ok but as always for for not more lighter.
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well after nearly eight years of war syrians living abroad are using their creativity to continue the message of change and resistance some are using music others have turned to performing arts o'sullivan jervey had met one such group near the syrian border with turkey. for centuries their would has been used to express joy or pain it's the instrument of choice for syrian artists such as jihad in yemen the used to design graphics and interiors in electoral and fled across the border to gaza. when the syrian revolution began started to sing tunes of resistance. to aleppo remain at the heart of the uprising until it was seized by syrian government forces for the health of the remaining troops and russian jets. he tries to immerse himself in writing songs and composing music but what he saw in aleppo never leaves
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his thoughts. if not we crossed the street where children were playing with a yellow football i heard the sound of a barrel bomb and we ducked we went to check on the kids and all of them were dead do you know how painful it is to see body parts of young children scattered in front of you i will never forget that things will go many syrians had no idea that their creativity would be. seen but now some. their message of change and resistance are you think after an art you had in yemen designed some tyrant comedy sketches to take a poke at armed groups the assad regime and fellow syrians this is a laughter is the best medicine and that's why they have created a small studio with the help of a turkish friend. first it wasn't enough but now they make ends meet by selling their content to some online channels. says they don't know if their work makes people happy but it helps them forget their pain even if it is for a few minutes. we didn't leave aleppo we had to escape from
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aleppo from the regime the bloodbath and the destruction at the beginning we just wanted to deliver a message now that we have an audience people always ask us for more. the group says much of syria's creative talent is now scattered some of been killed some opted for living under the regime while others are living in other countries and this did romanticize about the message of the revolution and see it was only about freedom they have hope they will return home some time. these days that's all they dream about. job with al-jazeera. you can read about the ongoing crisis in venezuela and much more on our web site the address al-jazeera dot com. well that's it for me. but i'll be back in just a minute with more new.
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cards for. take the worst possible material eurabia ground into dust comparable to flour and
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make up the lava and put it into a place where people live there is a cause. as well and so many people are thinking this is the silent he. doesn't make you feel nice you feel like a murderer we have created an enormous amount of mental disaster. and investigation south africa toxic city on al-jazeera. displays children in this refugee camp the latest victims of the unending sectarian violence in central african republic among them are survivors of unspeakable violence ten year olds his mother is dead her father is gone killed because they were christian by their own muslim neighbors this is the least you home an overcrowded refugee camp of twenty three thousand people surrounded by armed militia groups. or she says she wants to be asking the questions and so we traded places inch took the microphone will we find peace how
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can we make the violence stop when will i be able to return home. this is the opportunity to understand in a very different way where there before something happens that we don't leave. on the side of on. the venezuelan president warns of catastrophic consequences if the u.s. blocks his country's oil exports. and this is. also coming up the u.s. makes the new appeal to venezuela of military to allow american aid into the country from colombia. saudi arabia again denies responsible.

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