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standoff at the border as venezuela's president blocks a he considers a us political spectacle the opposition looks at alternative ways to get the food and medicine in. how about i'm felicity barr and you're watching our jazeera life from london also coming up. the thai party that wants the king sr to be its candidate for prime minister backs down after he opposes her nomination. at least thirty nine people
die after drinking cheap contaminated alcohol in northern india. and president trump rejects a congress deadline to report back on whether he'll sanction those responsible for the murder of jamal has. the political crisis that's rocking venezuela has turned into a standoff over a consignment of u.s. aid sitting on the colombian side of the border the opposition is trying to work out how to get it into the country after the aid was blocked by the venezuela military all me orders of president nicolas maduro the opposition leader who's challenging madeira for control of the country is urging the army to let it through but madeira has called the aide a political spectacle staged by the u.s. to increase the pressure on him that he was echoed by the official in charge of the
states on the venezuelan side of the border. only that a part of the growth of the. humanitarian aid is a trojan horse that is trying to quietly invade venezuela. constitution the rights of the duty to defend our borders peacefully and of course i feel it is being done by the bolivarian. work of. colombia's border with venezuela where those eight trucks are still waiting so al assad or what is the opposition doing to try to get that aid into the country. well we just spoke to a few of the opposition figures who are here in cook with pat in meetings to continue planning and coordinating what to do with the aid that is already here and the aid that is expected to arrive in coming days and weeks and what we're hearing is that they are considering two possible scenarios to esther nicolas maduro remains
a steadfast in its position of not letting the aid in and if there's no change of heart. the military to pull out that it's still loyal to my daughter the first one is to be the possibility of a mass demonstration at the border with why and why do all the leader of the opposition calling for a huge concentration of people on the other side of the border to try and overwhelm the soldiers and the national guards who are there the other possibility instead could be using small groups of venezuelans that will begin moving this aid into the country using the illegal routes that the venezuelan migrants for example used to cross into colombia there smugglers have been using for years colombia venezuela share a very long border and sixteen hundred kilometers of a very porous border so they're thinking that that could be
a possibility that with of course to require many days and of course it would keep all these small groups at risk of being stopped by the venezuelan guard you know listen for this of course is just the first shipment today if you don't get three what impact could it then have all my political situation in venezuela. that is correct what we have here in it's just a very small fraction of what it has been promised so far by the international coalition that is coordinating being able to ration in an even smaller fraction that what is expected to be needed in venezuela to truly make a difference considering the dire humanitarian needs that in the country the best study we experienced so far on what's needed in vain is to at least seven hundred million u.s. dollars in aid that would be necessary so far the international coalition of the
united states canada and the european union have promised just sixty five million u.s. dollars we heard from their united states ambassador to colombia that is more countries could offer more money in the coming days and weeks we haven't heard anything yet and there's no doubt that besides their unique area needs this is very much a political standoff and the leader of the opposition. needs that at least a portion of this aid gets in and starts making a difference to the opposition needs to show that they can do better than the government when the call last minute or so it's definitely very important for them to find a way to at least begin this operation in earnest and bring some of the aid in star making as much as difference as possible inside venezuela all right anderson
reporting live from. a position to pressure from the king to reverse its nomination and his sister to run. the prime minister in about a statement late on friday the king described princes who can rot speed for office as inappropriate and unconstitutional the thai rak the charge party wanted her to run against the current prime minister a former army general who led a military coup in twenty fourteen scott hyla has more now from bangkok. the princess and her party on saturday making statements about what has transpired over friday and in to saturday particularly what happened late friday night with that king's statement saying that was unconstitutional for her to be on the ballot for prime minister now she said in an instagram post and she thanked her supporters and
sent a message of love her party said that they have disbanded all campaigning for the time being they said that they will abide by the king's statements on friday night now what how and where things go from here we know that the election commission will be meeting on monday morning yes to discuss what has happened over the last couple of days we knew that they were going to have to meet anyway because some of the other parties particular the pro-military party had raised question about the princess being on the ticket for prime minister that was even before the king statement so we know we'll get some possible clarity maybe some answers on monday morning when the election commission meets but we're also hearing because the king had mentioned that this is unconstitutional and other parties saying it was illegal the constitutional court might also become involved on monday so these meetings happening monday morning will hopefully give some clarity as to what's going to happen moving forward dozens of people have died in northern india after drinking contaminated alcohol the government ordered a crackdown of the three separate cases in the past few days priyanka gupta reports
. people in the northern indian city of saharanpur art shell these of those killed by contaminated alcohol trying to piece together what happened to cities and the town in the same region coping with the same crisis. that. he complained of that their stomach ache so i took him to get an injection he was better then slept off to come back home the pain came back so we took him to the hospital again a steady stream of patients being we didn't to nearby hospitals time is of essence . those who could be saved. piled into trucks but these are just the cases that have come to light or maybe we are trying to find out if anyone else has consumed elica has been kept in any other homes we are investigating the state governments of through our kind and the predation have promised to crack down on illegally
brewed alcohol cham are important get we have suspended six foreign portman officials including the inspector the sub inspector among others who are responsible for curbing these kind of illegal trade according to a latest government report at least fifteen hundred indians died trying to gain contaminated alcohol in twenty fifteen the victims are often from poor communities who are unable to afford liquor from licensed shops and by unregulated suppliers who use toxic chemicals and even pesticides to save costs priyanka took the cedar israeli forces say they have arrested a palestinian man in connection with the murder of a teenager was arrested during a raid on a mosque in the occupied west bank is being questioned about the death of nineteen year old israeli skills in jerusalem on thursday and i am still tension led to violence between palestinian protesters and israeli forces. and a funeral has been held in gaza for
a fourteen year old palestinian boy who was killed by israeli forces essential of a was shot on friday during protests at the border between gaza and israel palestinian something staging weekly demonstrations at the border for almost a year. it appears the will trump will not take any action against saudi officials for the murder of jamal has shown she bought his secretary of state has suggested there will be consequences with a deadline has passed the u.s. president to tell congress whether he will impose sanctions on the kingdom on the legislation called the magnitsky act the president had one hundred twenty days to declare his course of action what hannah has more from washington d.c. 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 solomon or m.p.'s may have played in the murder in b.s. the crown prince is a wrecking ball. niggas are 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 from a 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. 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 of her shoji to account the question is what happens now the president has ignored the ultimatum the answer is simply nothing there 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 the stars not mean an end to the matter the question of accountability for jamal khashoggi is murder has rid bipartisan support in congress and the motion is agreed to and legislation seeking sanctions against saudi arabia and possibly the crown prince specifically is being widely discussed in both the house and senate by kana al-jazeera washington and saudi arabia has deny claims it has any connection with the national enquirer as the u.s.
tabloids dispute with amazon boss jeff bezos escalates the source has accused a national chorus publisher a n i a trying to blackmail him with intimate private photographs of the he hired an investigator to prove the inquiries coverage of him was politically motivated as also also as the washington post which employed the murdered saudi journalist jamal. as well says i am eyes chief executive david packer has close ties to u.s. president donald trump and saudi arabia. well i still ahead on the program democratic senator elizabeth warren for passing the watch her campaign for the presidential nomination setting out a vision for the twenty twenty in action. and is the u.k. prepares to pull the plug on e.u. membership what will brics it mean for britain sleeping living in the e.u. states like ten and.
more when she weather into central parts of china southern areas due to the five and follows a watery sunshine coming through this i think a cloud into those central areas is making its way a little further south which at least was safe a sunday affair but the snow around pushed further south twenty three celsius for hong kong a monday similar values almost have just hong kong a little dry a little brought a temp warmer as well the snow will sink a little further south was rain across the southern flank of the system but quite a bit of snow believe in shanghai could see some wintry weather that's because for a monday afternoon meanwhile we've had some rain some snow into the far north of india off around nepal pushing in of just about a supplement off the himalayas much of india looking fine and dry down is the south and just see this little area of cloud here we've had a few showers into sri lanka recently hopefully a little dry here as we go through the next few days if not further north new delhi
just struggling to get to around eighteen or nineteen celsius over the next perhaps a little warmer as we go through monday further south it does stay dry and find that cloud is comes out of the northwest of india it's a good part of northern pakistan stretching its way over towards iran with some outbreaks of right for the middle east. killed ten family members and bonded homeowners. the war is past and the. people in power are meets the women heading an eighteen man militia. and dispensing justice with an unforgiving hand. an eye for an army in iraq on al-jazeera.
but again undermines at the top stories on al-jazeera the political crisis rocking venezuela is increasingly focused on a standoff over a consignment of u.s. eight blocks by troops at the colombian side of the pool that the opposition is trying to work out how to get it into the country. the party has bowed to pressure from the king to reverse its nomination of his sister the prime minister in a public statement the king described princess who can write speed for office as is appropriate and unconstitutional. under least thirty nine people have died in northern india after drinking contaminated alcohol at least twenty seven others are
ill after consuming the drink which contain toxic methanol in several villages in northern india. in chad the army says it has detained two hundred fifty rebels who were involved in a border incursion from libya fighters from the rebel union forces of resistance which is trying to overthrow president idriss deby drove a sum of four hundred kilometers into chad earlier this week before being bombed by french and chad and forces france's military said on wednesday its warplanes destroyed twenty rebel pickup trucks. more protests are taking place in haiti where the opposition is reportedly trying to shut down the country as it tries to oust the president on thursday two protesters died in demonstrations against you have an el boyce's role the government says fifteen police were injured when the protests in the capital port au prince turned violent demonstrators accuse government leaders of being involved in a corruption scandal. we went to elections are part of the population voted i am
president i am ready to speak to all my brothers and sisters over the difficulties the country is facing to my brothers and sisters in the opposition the doors open so as to reach a solution yellow first protesters have been out on the streets of the french capital for thirteenth consecutive weekend. saturdays demonstrations turned violent when police came to break up the protests in two thousand people have been injured since the demonstrations began in november over president fuel price hikes the protests of since grown into a wider and t. government that. one of forty eight days the u.k. is due to leave the e.u. and that's creating uncertainty for british citizens living in countries within the block as many as one of the half million britons live in other european union countries about one hundred fifty thousand of them in germany i was there is done
it came reports from berlin of what breaks it will mean for british residents there . at home in pensacola barrack composer and musician richard scott experiments with mixing up sounds he performs right across the e.u. but now fears his british nationality could make that much harder so i guess what i would most like to be is not a playing card or a chess piece and we were told at the beginning that we weren't going to be you know we're not going to be trading with people's lives but that's exactly what is happening on both sides so yeah i feel like i'm a i'm a pawn in some game but i have no control over however britain does leave the e.u. its citizens will then find themselves having to register at places like this office for foreigners it's thought around one hundred fifty thousand british citizens are living and working in germany right now perhaps around sixty percent of them have lived here long enough to qualify to obtain german citizenship but
that still leaves the other forty percent around sixty thousand people who cannot and would therefore find their freedom of movement potentially impeded. and that concern is not restricted just to u.k. citizens many german firms have trade links with britain like measuring instruments in the rhineland its chief executive says the idea of the u.k. crashing out of the e.u. is really ominous hooter's worst case scenario is the heart of the worst case scenario is a heartbreaks it which would mean customs checks at the british border in less than three months for which no one is prepared it would be an absolute chaos of course we hope for a different outcome. on the political side of the german government has tried to give reassurances about what might happen. we want to keep the damage and breck's it will be damaging to a minimum so we will of course continue to try and find
a solution for an orderly exit but we also must head with the eventuality that there won't be an orderly solution. all for richard scott the simple solution is to become german he's lived here long enough to do so but many thousands cannot and for them with each passing day hard drugs it sounds increasingly worrying dominic kane al-jazeera berlin. u.s.l. assert lizabeth warren is expected to officially launch her twenty twenty presidential bit any moment now the massachusetts democrats make the announcement here in lawrence northwest of boston before heading off on a seven state organizing to the campaign is centered on workers' rights their wages and access to health care a sixty nine year old faces an increasingly crowded field of democrats all vying for the chance to challenge president on that front. elizabeth warren first emerged as a public figure during the two thousand and seven and eight financial crisis when she
falls for stricter banking regulations that helped oversee the banking industry bailout she ran for the senate in two thousand and twelve after republicans blocked her from running the consumer financial protection bureau an agency she helped create and she's been at the center of controversy after trump nicknamed her pocahontas soft a she said she has native american heritage an issue which could overshadow her campaign let's go live now to al jazeera castro she's in washington d.c. for a sense of heidi what do you think elizabeth warren's campaign messages are likely to be. well felicity in this very crowded field of other democratic contenders elizabeth warren has tried to distinguish herself as a liberal firebrand she has championed wealth reform and in recent days outlining a plan she has that would tax the ultra rich americans people who have more than fifty million dollars in wealth however as popular as these policy
initiatives may be with liberal base she does have quite a liability and that is what you touched upon earlier with her claims of native american ancestry now she just seems to i'm not able to escape the controversy surrounding those claims just this week the washington post had another headline that unveiled that elizabeth warren had claimed her race as native american in an one nine hundred eighty six or just ration card with the texas bar now a little thing like that which. some say isn't such a big deal she's apologized she may however be used by trump if she were to be his opponent in attacking her and democratic voters have said in polls that their primary concern leading up to twenty twenty is selecting a candidate who can defeat trump and they're worried that just as trump was able to
use hillary clinton's e-mail scandal and blow that into a big thing that was very damaging to her compay terror campaign that he may use this claim of native american ancestry of elizabeth warren as as her achilles' heel i'm also the reality is is that she's likely to be facing many of the potential democratic candidates we've already said this is going to be a very crowded field isn't it. that's right in fact in this year of twenty nineteen there's been an average of one at new entrants who is officially declared their canada c m on the democratic field per week so elizabeth warren already faces at least three other fellow senators who are popular with the democratic base and her major opponent at this point is former vice president joe biden who actually hasn't declared at all but is leading the field in polling among would be democratic
primary voters felicity or are tied to castro they were the latest from washington d.c. thanks so much now leaders from across africa are in addis ababa for the annual african union summit this year the theme is refugees and internally displaced people will then twenty six percent of the world's refugees are in africa as according to the un refugee agency around one point four million living in uganda three african countries are among the top ten countries hosting refugees in the world the number of displaced people continues to rise mainly because of conflicts fifteen thousand people are displaced every day there is nowhere bridgeport's now from addis ababa. i seriously was thirteen years old when she says government forces attacked villages you don. seven years on things have picked up she plays volleyball every week at the center for refugees in ethiopia's capital addis ababa that's where she
fled with her family we have almost three months since. only. to live in. it one or two two months. and i'm going all. the refugees here from nearly twenty countries the center also provides them with child care and language classes. the people here are among more than twenty million in africa who fled oppression and conflicts but they're luckier than most they've made it to the city they can benefit from the facilities here at this center many more stuck in camps. conditions are usually poor the south sudanese refugees in uganda say humanitarian aid is not enough africa has more refugees and internally
displaced people than any other continent african leaders say they're going to do something about it as they meet for the african union's annual summit in addis ababa refugees and displaced people is the theme for the year ahead. the a u.s. political affairs commissioner says it'll work to prevent the causes of displacement. violet human rights of your people and we will talk to you and say to you what do you are doing is not good you should visit your leaders are also expected to talk about efforts to reform the african union but observers are wondering if other pressing issues will be addressed such as the recent protests and government crackdowns in sudan and zimbabwe i did this can not be talking about best cheese without discussing why people love being forced to flee from the us they're responsible for the oppression it's in the conflict.
back at the center for refugees these men from eritrea sing songs from home. people here are getting by many more who are displaced across the continent are not. to take more than a new theme the african union to change that malcolm webb al-jazeera. ethiopia. nigeria's ruling all progressives congress has held a rally in the commercial capital lagos ahead of next saturday's election president bihari is hoping to secure a second four year term for the main opposition party the people's democratic party has accused the president of trying to silence it. was expected to hold a rally in the capital of on saturday says it was shot out of the venue. democratic republic of congo's new president felix's a k.d. has invited all political exiles to return home he made the announcement cheering a visit to neighboring republic of congo where ten tens of thousands of people fled
during former president joseph kabila as seventeen year rule many of the exiles were radical opposition voices in the party founded by shia katie's late father etienne felix was sworn in last month marking the assays first peaceful democratic transition of power since independence. the brazilian mine company vale is evacuated hundreds of people from the area around a dam at risk of collapse in the state of ministration the evacuation comes after an engineering firm refused to give the dam safety clearance last month another veiled collapse at the firm's mine didn't you're killing around three hundred people australian authorities are planning to drop fodder to stranded cattle in northwest queensland where record rains have caused extensive flooding hundreds of kilometers of land under water in state after torrential rain swept inland from the coast some areas are reported to have had a year and a half of rainfall in
a week australia's agriculture minister has been touring the area where hundreds of thousands of cattle have died. absolutely dead or static up that up the heart i could go out we've got a hot i.q. of blood this is this is an action this is a by see thing to say about yesterday's paper love saying about paul i'll say it again i'll dust themselves up for the sky strike the bottle but i'll have it up a crack i'm sure of it. undermines the main story you saw on al-jazeera the political crisis rocking venezuela is increasingly focusing on a standoff over a consignment of u.s. a sitting on the colombian side of the border as the opposition tries to find new routes to get it into the country the aid has been blocked by the venezuelan military for three days on the orders of president nicolas maduro the opposition
leader one who is challenging majority control of the country is urging the army to allow it through that material has called a us political spectacle saying venezuelans i'm not focus. your money that effort over there as if you mean for us human experience it is a trojan horse that is trying to court you invade venezuela could exert constitutional the rights of the duty to defend our borders peacefully and of course i feel it is being done by the politics are in. a tile position party has bowed to pressure from the king to reverse its nomination of his sister the prime minister in a statement the king described princess office as inappropriate and unconstitutional the thai rocks a chop party wanted her to run against the prime minister a former army general who led a military coup in twenty fourteen. thirty nine people have died in northern india after drinking contaminated alcohol at least twenty seven others are ill after consuming the drink which contain toxic methanol in several villages in northern
india the majority of the dead were from the village of poor and for a count the government ordered a crackdown after three separate incidents in the past few days eight suspected suppliers have been arrested. it appears donald trump will not take any action against saudi officials for the murder of jamal khashoggi the deadlines pass the u.s. president to tell congress whether he will impose sanctions on the kingdom he's previously said he doesn't want his children issued to jeopardize u.s. relations with saudi arabia israeli forces say they've arrested a palestinian man in connection with the murder of a teenager and was arrested during a raid at a mosque in the occupied west bank is being questioned about the death of nineteen year old israeli yuri. was killed in jerusalem and thursday. and most late has headlines here on al-jazeera more news in about twenty five minutes time do stay with us though people in power an eye for an eye in iraq is coming next.
for over three years isis controlled of terrorist dollars costs of lovin iraq after it was driven out in late two thousand and seventeen local militias began searching for fugitives reaching out the hottest justice on suspect fighters and civilians collaborators one of the most vengeful militias is led by a woman that she just told her clawing went to meet her.