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he is hopeful making new friends would help is that a company. aids to venezuela is stopped at the border the us says it's only trying to help president by doors government calls it a political stunt. the end. to . them fully back to boyer watching al jazeera live from i had forces in doha also ahead the trump administration misses a legal deadline to say what it intends to do about saudi arabia and. protesters are killed and police say judging demonstrations against haiti's president and elizabeth warren formally launches her campaign for the white house
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but will controversy hurt her twenty twenty campaign live pictures here from her campaign kickoff in massachusetts. the end. thank you for joining as the political crisis 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 into the country after the aid was blocked by the venezuelan military on the orders of president nicolas maduro the opposition leader who was challenging madura for control of the country is urging the army to let the aid through that speak to our correspondent alison the run ph d. who is in town on the venezuela colombia border so i listen to what exactly is the opposition doing to try and get this aid into venezuela. well clearly there are a number of. representatives here in who are working on
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coordinating. plan on how to get this aid into the country from what we're gathering this will not be immediately it will take. probably a number of days what we know is that they are considering a couple of scenarios and equalise and i'm going to remain steadfast in his opposition in letting they in and ask the military on the other side of the border to remain loyal to the president one scenario with be a possible massive demonstration on the venezuelan side to overwhelm the soldiers and their national guards who are dear this is something that was hinted to by lester to lead the demand that the leader of the venezuelan positions sent here to lead this process yesterday he said that that's why it's so good to call for
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a massive concentration of people on the border at some point in the coming hours or days he said he was in very specific about it the other things that we know they are discussing but this is still something that they are simply evaluating now would be the possibility of coordinating small groups of volunteers that could try and move part of this aid into the country using the many legal crossings that between colombia and venezuela these two countries share a very poorest border of more than one thousand six hundred kilometers this is just the first shipment of aid on a sounder sitting on the border that is to get through what impact will it have on the political situation in venezuela. but this is as much of that aid because there are real needs inside venezuela as it is a political standoff for this is part of the larger plan that by white doll and
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of in this way opposition to topple president might do it all and it's clear that the opposition needs to show that they can bring some real change to the people of venezuela and they want to do so crossing this aid into the country. this would be a way to show that even if you go can't wield real power because he really doesn't control anything in the country besides the legitimacy that he gets from the people who support them and the legitimacy that he's getting internationally from a number of country more than forty now this would be a way to have an impact immediately and then went straight to that they can do more and better than what the government of president nicolas maduro has been able to do and in the last few years we'll have to see if this is possible what the aid that
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is here in kuwait at this point is just a very small fraction of what is needed that you do to bring real change though in the country thank you very much for that alice on the ramp. in the colombia venezuela border now on to other world news and it appears as if donald trump will not take any action against saudi officials for the matter but one of his key advisors has suggested they will be consequences mike hanna has more from washington. president departs for his annual medical exam declining to shots at 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
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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 because 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
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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 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 house and senate mike hanna al-jazeera washington. and a senior saudi government minister has denied the kingdom was involved in leaking
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intimate photos of the world's richest man jeff bezos the c.e.o. of amazon dot com accuses us have why publisher of extortion and blackmail for threatening to release the photos and the publisher's ties to the kingdom of saudi arabia is suddenly in the spotlight shabba tansey has a story so far he's the world's richest man is 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 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 pekar then threaten to release further texts and intimate photos of bezos and his lover unless he stated that the enquirer is exposé was not
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politically motivated but that's exactly what basil suggests was the case my ownership of the washington post is a complex 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 sent through 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 peck it 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 connection as far as i'm
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aware and i believe i would be aware 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 hold on television but that's it right so there's someone like him the world's richest person is on able to stand up to such actions and who come there whether you have a legal case may depend on jurisdiction in states that use blackmail and extortion combined together it will likely be a case because you're requesting that someone by way of threatening them if 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 doesn't come under the statute because there's no request for you know 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
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lawyer cohen is alleged to have helped arrange a deal whereby peca board 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 it did lawfully she ever terms the older zero syrian kurdish forces say they will begin their final battle to push i saw out of their last remaining pockets in the country's north when twenty thousand people have been evacuated elsewhere according to local media a u.s. led coalition air strike on i still controlled areas has killed three civilians in the east it happened after the launch an attack near a u.s. military base kurdish led s.t.'s forces supported by the u.s. then fought back near the country's largest oil field in dera sore. in haiti at least two people have been killed and fourteen police officers injured during
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protests in the capital port au prince thousands of people are demanding the president step down accusing him of inaction against corruption but as kevin cabot reports driven on ways is refusing to go. they marched chanted and demonstrated and the thousands demanding the resignation of haiti's president. the protests turned violent as some four with police used tear gas and fired several bullets into the ear to disperse the crowd. across the capital port au prince protest to set fire to vehicles and a gas station the backdrop to the unrest as a stagnating economy failing currency and soaring inflation issues the president always had promised to fight when he was inaugurated in february twenty seventh. we
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went to elections a part of the population voted i am president i am ready to speak to all my brothers and sisters over the difficulties of the country is facing to my brothers and sisters in the opposition the doors open so as to reach a solution but haitians have been demanding change for a while now protests over corruption began last year after a pause of money disappearing from the venezuelan aid program then came a controversial fuel price increase proposal in july that sent thousands on to the streets. the government suspended the decision and prime minister jacques guy. resigned after four people were killed during protests against the price hike the measure put place to tell you conquer the news story like this it's impossible that's one of the main reasons that we decided to stand up with the greek people know that with the hope that the lightest protests follow another report on
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corruption by the superior court of order says this has further angered the opposition the press every day we will not stop we will continue on the eighth and ninth of february to finish with president bowie's if he does not want to step down from bar we are going to name an interim president in the coming days. he has had a difficult few years battling a cholera epidemic the aftermath of the twenty earthquake and political turmoil but corruption is a big problem and many haitians want it to change given count it out zero four had on al-jazeera dozens of people die in india after drinking contaminated make a class a white elephant a year on how some of the dos has gone from the home of south korea's winter olympics.
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we have yet another spell of unsettled weather making its way across parts of the middle east at the moment big area cloud sliding out so very rock into iran pushing over towards afghanistan it's making way for the next weather system actually cloud hit just around. cyprus looks pretty wet we go through sunday some heavy stiff right here and that rain making its way into the levant the beirut with temperatures struggling to get to around fifteen celsius also want to see western pa so iran will see a temperature is falling away quite sharply as we go on into monday to rather around nine celsius noticed some snow around the southern areas of the caspian sea but lots of cloud and rain piling its way out of iraq i'm pushing across kuwait kuwait city could see some rather wet weather watches guys to come back in behind by right hanging on to temperatures of around fifteen celsius but at least the sun
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should best back three and a bit of sunshine continue across southern parts of the arabian peninsula but there is that thickening cloud the apostle of saudi arabia pushing towards pushing towards us here in concert we go on into monday looks like it could be a rather wet day big massive cloud in writing just around the gulf as the western parts of iran perhaps in the west of that but lots of them pulls the q eight. ard.
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you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour the venezuelan opposition is trying to work out how to get u.s. aid sitting on the colombian side of the border into the country the aid has been blocked by the military on the orders of president nicolas maduro the deadline has passed for donald trump to decide whether he will impose sanctions on saudi officials over the matter of jamal khashoggi under the magnitsky act the president must outline what action he intends to take and at least two people have died and fourteen others injured fourteen police officers during the violence in haiti's capital thousands of haitians are demanding their president step down over
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accusations of corruption. u.s. senator elizabeth warren has officially launched her twenty twenty presidential bid the massachusetts democrat made the announcement in lawrence northwest of boston for a campaign has centered on workers' wife's fair wages and access to healthcare but the sixty nine year old faces an increasingly crowded field of democrats vying for the chance to challenge president donald trump. it is about war and for us in marriage as a public figure during the two thousand and seven two thousand and eight financial crisis when she fought for stricter banking regulations and how to oversee the banking industry bailout she ran for the senate in two thousand and twelve out to republicans brought her from running the consumer financial protection bureau an agency she had to create by she's not without controversy trump nicknamed her pocahontas after she said she has native american heritage an issue which could overshadow her campaign when i say cannot live to massachusetts where elizabeth
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warren has been speaking to us the forest west listening to what she has to wealth for generations and again that requires real structural change right now giant corporations in america have too much power and they does roll right over everyone else we need to put power back in the hands of workers. make it quick and easy to join a union unions build some americans middle class we thank the america's middle class. and make american companies accountable for their actions raise wages by putting workers in those corporate boardrooms where the real decisions. break up monopolies when they choke off topic titian. take our own street banks so
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that the big banks can never again threaten the security of our economy because. and when giant corporations and their leaders cheat their customers stomp out their competitors and rob their workers let's price a kid on a whim i. live pictures. then from massachusetts where senator elizabeth warren has announced her intention to run in the twenty twenty us presidential election she's been speaking to her supporters there let's bring in heidi in washington d.c. for us so heidi elizabeth warren throwing her hat into the ring not really a surprise. know because she announced her exploratory committee which is really her first we have getting into the field a few weeks ago foley but it's interesting that she selected this location it's a working class town and she's speaking to the audience from the side of
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a mill and this is a mill where that saw the first and most prominent of labor strikes in early american history in one nine hundred twelve when a group of women there had a labor strike that eventually led to reforms that abolished child labor and gave americans weekends off and so more in there trying to connect that line with history saying that she is now the new champion of reforms to wall street and to defend the middle class and work on income inequality part of her campaign platform however as popular as her policies may be with the liberal base some of her campaign has been overshadowed by controversy she's been dogged by the controversy over her claims of having native american ancestry that's been in the headlines as recently as this week when the washington post published that she had
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claimed her race as native american in nineteen eighty six and the problem with that isn't just that elizabeth warren only has a very distant d.n.a. relationship with a native american ancestors but the fact that this opens her up to attack from president donald trump in fact it was trump himself who go to war and into taking a d.n.a. test last year and the fear among would be democratic primary voters is that this may be a fatal weakness in war and just as trump exploited the scandal of hillary clinton's e-mails in two thousand and sixteen he will very likely use this against elizabeth warren in two thousand and twenty and polling has suggested that the number one goal of the. would be democratic primary voters is to unseat trump so they want to elect a democratic candidate who is winnable yet and it's a very crowded democratic field heidi how is it is a bit worn going to make
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a difference how is she going to stand out. that is her ultimate challenge because in twenty nineteen there's been an average of one new entrant into the democratic field per week that includes three other popular democratic senators popular with the base that a lot of elizabeth warren is up against as well as former vice president joe biden you know he hasn't declared at all the polling shows he is leading the pack among would be democratic voters thank you for that heidi show castro live for us in washington d.c. now u.s. leaders are hoping afghanistan can strike a peace agreement involving the taliban before elections in july u.s. special envoy zalmay how does not express conscious optimism about the prospect of a deal during a speech at the institute of peace in washington d.c. it's been holding meetings with taliban officials in doha to discuss efforts to push for a political settlement to the conflict in afghanistan nothing is agreed to until
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everything has been agreed to and the other issues that must be dealt with or issues of a roadmap for afghanistan's future in the afghan war afghan afghan war. the afghans must said cross the table with each other. and come to an agreement about the future of their country. dozens of people have died in northern india after consuming contaminated coal the government ordered a crackdown after three separate incidents in the past few days priyanka gupta has a details. people in the northern indian city of so hard core are in shock families of those killed by contaminated alcohol are trying to piece together what happened to cities and a town in the same region coping with the same crisis. he
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complained of severe stomach ache so i took him to get an injection he was better then and slept after coming back home the pain came back so we took him to the hospital again a steady stream of patients are being wheeled into nearby hospitals time is of essence. those who can be saved are 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 the liquor has been kept in any other homes we are investigating the state governments of all through our cunt and predacious 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 from drinking contaminated alcohol and twenty fifteen the victims are often from poor communities
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who are unable to afford liquor from licensed shops and buy it from unregulated suppliers who used toxic chemicals and even pesticides to save costs priyanka took the zero. israeli forces say they've arrested a palestinian man in connection with the murder of a teenager and then was arrested during a raid at a mosque in the occupied west bank is being question for the death of nineteen. old israeli. bhatia who was killed in jerusalem on those same detention has led to violence between palestinian protesters and he's really forces and few in a funeral has been held in gaza for a fourteen year old palestinian boy who was killed by israeli forces a sun chalabi was shot on friday during protests at the border of gaza in israel on a syrians have been staging weekly demonstrations at the border since march last year in france yellow vest protesters are demonstrating once again in the capital paris for a thirteen consecutive weekend cars have been set on fire near the eiffel tower and
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police have arrested a number of demonstrators at the seen more than two thousand people both protesters and police have been injured since yellow vest protests started in november over economic issues. that chang winter olympics were hailed as a big success in paving the way for friendly every nations between south and north korea but as celebrations begin marking the first anniversary this ongoing controversy over the use of the games fan news correspondent rob mcbride reports. on this first anniversary it's seen as a just cause for celebration. the so-called peace olympics are credited with the stablish ing friendly relations between north and south korea and history may show they lead to a long term reconciliation between north korea and the u.s. . dollar between the construction of infrastructure for pyong china lympics has
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helped to bring in more tourists. all more than anything the olympics paved the way for improving the into korean relations and promoting peace it became a starting point in resolving the nuclear issue. as one of the olympic hubs the coastal city of gang hosted the ice rink events new roads and high speed rail links mean it's now just a couple of hours from the other more developed side of the korean peninsula and the local government is looking at ways of using the specially built for news. with the peace process moved away from the threat of war the province was not well known overseas but with the olympics last year three million foreigners visited here. but drive up into the mountains around pyong chiang itself and the olympic legacy loses some of its glamour people and business owners have criticised the
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failure to maintain some of the facilities here. the main stadium which stage the opening ceremony is now gone with just a statue marking its location. celebrations to mark the first anniversary combined with the lunar new year holiday means that visitor numbers are up again but whether that can be sustained is far from certain the mountain that was once the venue for the downhill skiing events now lies bare local residents of set up a protest camp here they want the government to keep the chairlift and other facilities going to keep the visitors coming when you pull the handle saw the country as a whole benefitted from the olympics and relations with the norse improved as well but people here have been forgotten about they may come to be remembered well beyond chang as the games that lead to peace but for people living in the shadow of
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the imposing venue's the legacy will be far more mixed rob mcbride al-jazeera chairing south korea. now again and again i'm pretty battle with the headlines on al-jazeera the venezuelan opposition is trying to work out how to get u.s. aid sitting on the colombian side of the border into the country the aid has been brought by the military on the orders of president nicolas maduro opposition who's challenging madura for control of the country's urging the army to let it through. the deadline has passed for donald trump to decide whether he'll impose sanctions on saudi officials over the matter of. under the magnitsky act the president must line what action he intends to take. syrian kurdish forces say they will begin their final battle to push eisel out of their last remaining pockets in the
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country's north more than twenty thousand people have been evacuated elsewhere according to local media us that coalition air strike on ice of controlled areas has killed three civilians in the east it happened after the armed group launch an attack near u.s. military base kurdish latest forces supported by the u.s. then fought back near the country's largest oil field in dera sore. u.s. senator elizabeth warren has officially launched her twenty twenty presidential bid the massachusetts semma crowd made the announcement in lawrence north west of boston and then head off on a seven heads off on a seven state organizing toward her campaign has centered on women's rights fair wages and access to health care for the sixty nine year old faces an increasingly crowded field of democrats vying for the chance to challenge president donald trump this is the fight of our lives the fight to build an america where dreams
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are possible an america that works for everyone. and family is flying i stand here today to declare that i am a candidate for president. and at least two people have died and fourteen police officers injured during violence in haiti's capital files and of haitians are demanding their president step down over accusations of corruption by juvenile movies has refused to resign. you're up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next here it's inside story.
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president donald trump ignores a u.s. congressional deadline to respond to the mud. so what happens next and despite mounting international pressure will saudi arabia ever be held accountable for the killing this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program it's been more than four months since the journalist was murdered inside the saudi consulate in istanbul and since then.


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