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and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current events that matter to you al jazeera . the deadline passes for donald trump to town congress whether he'll sanction saudi arabia over the killing of jamal khashoggi. water which is there live from doha i'm so ho raman coming up in the next half hour . sort of on our own. bathroom on the venezuelan president warns of catastrophic consequences if the u.s. blocks his country's oil exports also the u.s.
makes a new appeal to venezuela's military to allow american aid into the country from colombia. and why the world's richest man is accusing a u.s. tabloid of blackmail or more to saudi arabia have to do with it. welcome to the program the deadline is now passed for u.s. president told trump to tell congress whether he'll impose sanctions on sunday rabia over the murder of study journalist jamal khashoggi on the legislation called the magnitsky act the president must outline what action if any intends to take both sides of congress triggered the act one hundred twenty days ago trump has previously said that he doesn't want to shoot to jeopardize u.s. relations with saudi arabia mike hanna has more from washington d.c. . president trump departs for his annual medical exam to play. adding to answer
shouted questions on any subject all indications are they'll be no response to the deadline set by the senate following the murder of jamal khashoggi the senate sent a letter to president trump invoking the global magnitsky act which gave president trump one hundred twenty days to investigate the murder and impose sanctions against those responsible in a follow up letter to the senate asa president to specifically investigate any role the crown prince mohammed bin salman or m.b.a.'s may have played in the murder in b.s. the crown prince is a wrecking ball. and he's complicit in the murder mystery shogi think he's crazy to . think he is dangerous and he has put their relationship at risk but president trump has steadfastly insisted the us solve the relationship is more important than establishing accountability for murder it's all about america first we're not going to give up hundreds of billions of dollars in orders and let russia
china and everybody else have a it's all about for me very simple it's america first saudi arabia's senior diplomat continues to deny any involvement by the kingdom's leaders in the murder refusing to react to a new york times report that the crown prince is on record as saying he would use a bullet on jamal khashoggi the report dismissed as based on unknown sources and the following tweet posted on the saudi foreign ministry account we will hold who are responsible for the death the push to account the question is what happens now the president has ignored the ultimatum the answer is simply nothing they are no punitive measures involved in this process which essentially relies on the good faith of all parties something the president's critics contend is absent in the white house. but this does not mean an end to the matter the question of
accountability for murder has reared bipartisan support in congress and the motion is agreed and legislation seeking sanctions against saudi arabia and possibly the crown prince specifically is being widely discussed in both house and senate mike hanna al-jazeera washington so the arabia has again denied reports that crown prince mohammed bin salon authorized the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi now the kingdom's minister state of foreign affairs says it was a huge mistake and insists no order was given to conduct the operation talks hold in washington he urged the u.s. congress to step back from imposing sanctions over what he called a rogue commission according to an overarching newspaper the national church also declined to give the names of those standing trial insanity over the killing but did confirm a former aide to the crown prince khatami has been dismissed in the article the minister also said that he doesn't know the whereabouts of another ex aide thread
adding he's unsure if he's alive or not well it comes as a new york times report says mom had been some man threatened to use a bullet or gates to mark a shot in twenty seventeen if he did not return home and end his criticism of the kingdom. is an executive director of the arab center of washington d.c. and was also a good friend of jamal khashoggi he says it's a bunch of it's unsurprising that president trump chose not to respond before the deadline expired. the president was good and the legal deadline of hundred twenty days starting early in october immediately after the crime to respond and he hasn't investigated hasn't responded and doesn't show any inclination to do so in the future and the message is loud and clear. if you are important to the president of the united states you can get away with murder i think that has to be an
international investigation expecting that the saudi led to investigation will continue and would produce justice to share mouse i should she is naive i think that has to be an addition to what has been started does far an international investigation request to certain countries that have a stake in this issue including maybe turkey including the united states for that matter from the united nations to deliver all this evidence collected by the turks and turkish government and by the saudi government to this special investigation by the united nations in order to reach. you know they are meant to result of who's done it and where does your body. well a senior saudi government minister has denied the kingdom was involved in leaking intimate photographs of the world's richest man it comes as amazones c.e.o.
jeff bezos also accused a us tabloid publisher with ties to saudi of extortion and blackmail threatening to release the photos vessels are suggested his ownership of the washington post newspaper which is reported extensively on the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi by saudi agents made him a target champ returns he has more. firefights 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 a no frills blogging site to tell his story following the announcement of his divorce in january a 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 there's
also a speck of them 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 posts central an unrelenting coverage of the murder of it's called mr malcolm chaudry is undoubtedly unpopular in certain circles he concludes bezos refers to the saudi government several times in his post and points out that david pecker 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 come. body of national enquirer published a glossy magazine promoting saudi arabia and crown prince mohammed bin salman
containing the adverts of the time the saudis denied any connection as far as i'm aware and i believe it would be when we have 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 that's it jeff bezos writes that if someone like him the world's richest person is unable to stand up to such actions then who care whether he has a legal case may depend on jurisdiction in states that use blackmail and extortion combined together like 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 of a come under think 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 doesn't come under the statute because there's no request for you know and there's no request 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 as 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 it acted lawfully she abrahams the algebra . the fiance of jamal khashoggi has called for more international support in the investigation into his murder at the church angus has been speaking a day after the special rapporteur agnes revealed the initial findings of her investigation. what's being described as chilling and gruesome audion were tiriel given to her by turkish officials and she accused saudi arabia of seriously undermining the investigation. we have a top story that we're following here on al-jazeera is that the venezuelan
president is warning of catastrophic consequences if all of the country's oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions the trumpet ministration announced sweeping sanctions last week targeting ten billion dollars of assets and revenue at the same time nicolas maduro has spurred the 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 weaponized aid and using it as a provocation for u.s. intervention now the economic collapse of venezuela has left ninety percent of its population in poverty according to the u.n. millions of people have fled across the country's borders. our 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 was taken or that syria was taken to the point of an armed opposition they have attempted but who have not allowed them to and venezuela is it peace. america to listen newman has more from the venezuelan city of san cristobal on the country's border with colombia. food and medicine on display in kabul. right on the border with neighboring venezuela tons of humanitarian aid donated by the united states and colombia for than israela are part of a strategy not just to help the needy but to undermine embattled president mikheil last minute on. the u.s. ambassador made an appeal in spanish to venezuela's military to defy order not to let it pass is not only that he will have to make a decision that will always be remembered by your parents your brother and sisters and your daughters they'll all remember your decision. just to keep. the border the military is so far following orders i'm less than one hundred meters from the
entrance to the last ordering a bridge which separates venezuela from colombia and from the humanitarian aid that's been collected on the other side of that bridge and for the first time and since dawn members of the national guard have been the floyd and have declared this area as national security zone. a handful of demonstrators waved flags and taunted the soldiers. but in the nearby city of sunken storm a far larger group has been demonstrating to date demanding that humanitarian aid to be allowed in i mean americans they took away my health benefits and i can't afford to go to colombia to buy the drugs for my cancer treatment my daughter is a diabetic and needs insulin injections daily and we can't get that aid. despite the stories president appears determined to keep the foreign aid out describing the offer as a thinly disguised act of foreign intervention. not going as well it will not allow
the show of force humanitarian aid because we're not simply is that. on the other side self declared interim president seems hopeful that he can provide what my little cannot while at the same time tempting the military to change sides and if they don't there's a plan b. if we don't i'm convinced that we will get the idea through with the bin as well people people and more people caring the humanitarian people people and the people making a humanitarian corridor or a reality. exactly how president plans to play his hand is still not so clear i. as opposition supporters here at the border prepare for what is almost certain to be a confrontation. you see in human sangley stalled venezuela.
borderless and he has been following developments in. we were able to take a first look at that arrived here. by the united states thousands of bags in boxes with food and medicine for the venezuelan people all this is being organized prepared and stored in a warehouse on a bridge connecting colombia with venezuela the u.s. ambassador to colombia kevin whitaker said that this was just a down payment just the first shipment to what he described as a flood of aid that he hoped will arrive in this and other collection points in the coming days and weeks the question though remains how will this aid be moved inside been this way since president nicolas maduro remains steadfast saying that the aid will not enter his country and that this is just
a show just the start of what he can see there an invasion on part of the united states less than told later the man that were sent here by the leader of the opposition to lead this effort gave an indication of what the opposition is now thinking to do probably a massive demonstration at some point next week along the border with people trying to overwhelm just by their numbers the soldiers and police. national guard venezuela controlling the border this could be one option to try and move the aid into venezuela. experts. which collapsed last year killing forty three people. killed. twenty seventeen gets life in prison.
the at. the end hello there for some of us in north america we've had some pretty icy conditions 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 see the icy and snowy conditions those that 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 and monday for the more wintery weather to the north and in
the south will see another area of rainfall here for the central america's plenty of sunshine here at the moment not a great deal of wet weather at all 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 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. billions of dollars have been stolen from malaysia meet the whistleblower who exposed big deals and criminal cover ups when east investigates the world's biggest heist on al jazeera. it's fourteen years since ayatollah khomeini returned from exile to lead a historic revolution in iran. a moment the transformed the country shapes iran's
relationship with the wider world to this day join us for special coverage of the iran the evolution forty years on on al-jazeera. of matthew what you have is that of me it's a whole rather a reminder of our top stories the deadline has not passed for us president donald trump to tell congress if sanctions will be imposed on riyadh over the murder of saudi journalist to market saudi arabia has denied reports that crown prince mohammed bin salon authorized the killing of the journalist also saudis a minister of state for foreign affairs has also denied the kingdom was involved in the king intimate photographs of the world's richest man it comes as amazon a c.e.o. jeff bezos suggested his ownership of the washington post newspaper which is reported extensively on the killing of journalist to mark
a short by saudi agents made him a target also venezuela's president nicolas maduro has water catastrophic consequences if all the country's oil shipments are blocked by u.s. sanctions he's also called for u.s. aid stockpiled up the venezuela border to be distributed to colombians. now a canadian man who killed six and injured five members of a mosque in quebec city mosque has been sentenced to life in prison by minister justin trudeau called it a terrorist attack on the vicinity told a prison social worker that he regretted not shooting more and the galah reports. presently islamic cultural center in quebec were coming to an end when alexandria bissonnette stormed the building armed with a rifle pistol and more than one hundred rounds he shot into the crowded prayer room killing six worshipers and critically injuring five others the judge said bissonnette was motivated by race and a visceral hatred toward muslim immigrants the twenty nine year old was sentenced to life in prison but will be eligible for parole in forty years while reading out
the sentence the judge said punishment should not be vengeance noting that bissonnette has mental health issues survivors and family members say the jail term isn't harsh enough in an attack that shocked canada and the muslim community and a volley was left paralyzed following the shooting all of us we were astonished at the we were very upset after this sentence we don't know how he. gave this sentence. forty years. with a conditional recent figures released by the canadian government in two thousand and seventeen show a forty seven percent increase in hate crimes in a nation that prides itself on multiculturalism the court heard that bissonnette was a marginalized young man who was obsessed by serial killers and president donald trump's tweets the muslim community in quebec is still in mourning the prosecution had
asked for a total of one hundred fifty years behind bars which would have been the harshest sentence ever handed down in canada and a gallacher al-jazeera. another meeting between the leaders of the u.s. and north korea later this month will be held in vietnam's couple had always told trump tweeted that his representatives have just left north korea after productive meetings and that he's looking forward to seeing kim jong il and the summit will take place on february twenty seventh and twenty eight. 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 tyrol to staying out of politics when he has more in bangkok. the 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 a prime minister for the party who is princess. cityward in
a. straight away it all to the dynamics of the election campaign in a country that's been politically divided for years but that's not a party that has a big advantage over all the other parties and you know the other candidates most likely would not want to be seen running down the. princes relinquished a royal title in one thousand nine hundred ninety two after she married a foreigner but is still regarded as 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 it's 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 rocks a chant 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 lore is broad and open to interpretation and abuse campaigning against could lead to a jail term the announcement is being seen as a setback 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 power. 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 princess 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 now experts in italy are working to dismantle a bridge that partially collapsed in the city of genoa six months ago forty three people were killed in the disaster described as one of the worst tragedies in history from the reports the remains of what was once one of its least most important structures being pulled apart slab by slab and making way for a new bridge in genoa. the prime minister decepticon terror along with infrastructure minister and general as mayor arrived in the morning to witness the beginning of what he said was a defining moment for the city. this is an important symbolic day for the start of the demolition of the bridge which marks the relaunch of genoa the region of liguria and italy last august the marandi bridge collapsed during heavy rain
killing forty three people as dozens of cars plunged into the riverbed below it had widespread impact on the city and its surrounding areas and led to debate about what caused it. and businesses suffered when the neighborhoods were all of a sudden cutoff. after the bridge collapse we lost nearly fifty percent of our business here it's been really bad. and those who live near the bridge are struggling to cope some are still in temporary accommodation. we suddenly found ourselves like victims of an earthquake but our houses are still there they're still standing it's a very strange situation for us as the memory of the bridge collapse continues to overshadow genoa there is hope that the building of a new bridge to neighbor the city to move on from the disaster and also rejuvenate the immediate area construction on the new bridge begins next month that is expected to last fifteen months costing more than two hundred twenty five million
dollars renowned architect renzo piano himself a native of the city designed it for free. and with the bridge a vision to restore the surrounding neighborhoods as well as honor the memory of those who died. from tragedy you can create opportunity looks at how the new project goes hand in hand with renovating the neighborhood for the people of genoa the dismantling of what's left of the miranda bridge brings closure and hope that they won't see a repeat of what happened last august sony vaio al-jazeera genov a. break in the philippine capital manila is spreading the health department reports a five hundred fifty percent increase in cases nationwide with fifty five deaths since january. the capital. this is an lazarus hospital in manila one of the biggest and oldest in the philippines the secretary of health
wants to show us how the hospital is handling in measles outbreak their children ages five and below brought here by parents who are different answers when asked why their children were not that's needed many of these children are in critical condition at least sixty children have already died of measles in this hospital alone over the last month and the situation is getting worse we. just care very all this drama that you know they were doing. really cost. babbage to. get back to be away for months the public attorney's office has been conducting televised inquiries into a vaccine corruption scandal involving health officials the investigation found that more than seven hundred thousand children may have been given an unsafe vaccine called the vaccine the chief think if. the public attorney's office says
over one hundred children have died because of the vaccine. but independent autopsy sav disputed that health officials say these accusations are baseless and their impact is devastating this thing back to controversy has really made a tremendous block and. the joy public confidence unboxing the philippines has been at the forefront of vaccination efforts since the early one nine hundred ninety s. back then there was almost one hundred percent the vaccine coverage for measles now the public's confidence in vaccines is at thirty two percent. we are any health center in bicycle one of the most impoverished communities in manila that seems i've always been made available here for free but this find that health officials
say vaccination rates here have dropped significantly. in another hospital three year old johann is in the isolation room doctors here tell us they were worried because johan almost lost his sight because of a measles infection. i was scared because of the stories of being back that's why i didn't go to the center as early as last year health officials say they had been warned that the back to scandal could discourage parents from vaccinating their children but they felt their voices were john doubt by the political noise. dog and al-jazeera manila. you're watching officer with means the whole rug a reminder of all top stories the deadline is the past for u.s. president donald trump to tell congress if sanctions will be reimposed to riyadh
over the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi saudi arabia has denied reports of the crown prince also rise the killing of. saudi's minister for state of foreign affairs also denied the kingdom was involved in leaking intimate photographs of the world's richest man it comes as amazon c.e.o. jeff bezos suggested his ownership of the washington post newspaper which was reported extensively on the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi by saudi agents made him a target 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 venezuela border to be distributed to colombians national iranian national our 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 was taken or that syria was taken to the point of an armed opposition they have attempted that we've not allowed them to and in venezuela is that piece of the meeting between the leaders of the u.s. and north korea later this month will be held in vietnam's couple hundred told trump tweeted that his representatives have just left north korea after productive meetings and that he's looking forward to seeing kim jong un the summit will take place on february the twenty seventh and twenty eight. a canadian man who shot and killed six members of a quebec city mall sc in twenty seventeen has been sentenced to life in prison i was on the bissonnette plaintive 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 those are the headlines and back with more news in half an hour here on al-jazeera but next it's one of the least do stay with us. on counting the cost digital divisions why half the world's population risks missing out on the
next evolution of the internet from russia with interest kremlin backed investments in venezuela are all about plus a report from senegal currency control the sea counting the cost on al-jazeera. it's been branded the world's biggest heist and least four point five billion dollars stolen from malaysia's sovereign wealth fund one indeed. the former prime minister najib razak pieces almost forty criminal charges. and a malaysian financier jolo is wanted by authorities in malaysia singapore and the united states. i'm steve chair on this episode a one on one east we investigate the deals and alleged criminal cover ups there rob malaysians of billions of dollars.