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a malaria of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. senior trump administration officials are accused of trying to sell nuclear technology to saudi arabia an investigation is under way. a lot of think of this is al jazeera live also coming up. the u.n. offers to defuse tensions between india and pakistan since an attack in kashmir. standing by their man venezuela's military reaffirms its loyalty to president
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nicolas maduro. i'm wayne hay in phnom penh where one of the strongest economies in the world is expected to continue its growth this year but we'll tell you why there's concern about a particularly vulnerable section of society. alone investigations been launched into whether senior officials in the trumpet ministration have been trying to sell sensitive nuclear technology to saudi arabia a committee in the house of representatives led by the democrat says whistleblowers warned the business interests of being put it ahead of the law mike hanna reports from washington. the twenty four page report is extensive and reach in detail providing names dates and specific communications relating to u.s. nuclear technology in saudi arabia the oversight committee under representative elijah cummings based the report on what it calls whistleblower accounts evidence
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provided by career officials within the administration deeply concerned about what would appear to be a deeply corrupt process circumventing congress what is surprising us is the scope of u.s. government officials. directly involved and business to business talks. the way out this close and potential economic interest and the work that they were doing and that is certainly what is new among those named in the report to president trump's son in law and adviser jared cushion or who refinanced a deeply indebted new york building with a company called brookfield business partners which had just acquired a nuclear services company westinghouse electric under scrutiny as well question his ongoing relationship with the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman. and central to the report longtime trump supporter and one time national security
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advisor michael flynn who the report says was deeply involved in pushing a nuclear plan for saudi arabia that included the construction of as many as forty saudi nuclear plants the report says michael flynn was a paid advisor to a company known as i p three international during the presidential campaign through the transition period and even while serving as national security advisor the report ends on february the twelfth that is last week president trump participated in a white house meeting with private nuclear power developers initiated by i p three international and as a democrat led oversight committee commences a large scale investigation the question is whether house republicans will commit to it as well mike hanna al-jazeera washington. well this is the latest example
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of how the u.s. president sees his relationship with saudi arabia it's the first country donald trump visited after becoming president he's often talked about the importance of arms sales to saudi arabia and says they're worth more than one hundred billion dollars despite growing anger over the saudi u.a.e. war in yemen trump has opposed congress's efforts to stop u.s. involvement in the conflict and despite international calls for an investigation into crown prince mohammed bin man's role in the murder of journalist the us president says relations with saudi arabia must not be undermined and trump has ignored a one hundred twenty day deadline for a report on murder requested by the senate the iranian foreign minister has denounced this reported bid by the u.s. to sell nuclear technology to saudi arabia zarif tweeted first the dismembered journalists now illicit sale of nuclear technology to saudi arabia fully expose
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u.s. hypocrisy or rami corey is professor of journalism at the american university of beirut he says the latest investigation demonstrates the u.s. congress growing anger against the trumpet ministration. the really important point here is that you now have a congressional committee led by democrats in the house of representatives where the majority is democratic officially investigating. inner workings of the white house dealing with members of trump's family his son a low questioner his top advisers linked to business dealings with saudi arabia and in some cases with the emirates in a context of concern in the democratic controlled house of representatives that the u.a.e. and saudi arabia have been for several years trying to influence american policy through business relationships so this closes a very difficult circle for trump and there's the beginning of
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a really important phase of an official investigation what you have to look at also is the wider context here which is that there is deep congressional anger especially among democrats but also among some republicans about the way that trump has handled the situation of the murder and dismemberment of the late dramatical sugary and there is also congressional anger about the u.s. involvement in the war in yemen that the u.a.e. and the saudis are. undertaking so this just adds more difficult pressure on the white house coming from official congressional bodies that's the real problem that the white house now faces at the united nations has offered to broker talks between india and pakistan following last week's car bombing in the disputed kashmir region thursday's blast killed forty one indian soldiers pakistan's prime minister has offered to cooperate in the investigations but also
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warned of retaliation if india attacks pakistan based on jaish e mohammed had claimed responsibility or said looking at the situation in general between india and pakistan we were deeply concerned it increased ten. since between the two countries in the wake of the attack on indian security personnel on for be fourteenth in the warmer. the secretary general stresses the importance for both sides to exercise maximum restraint and take immediate steps to deescalation and his good offices or is available should both sides ask earlier we spoke to pakistan's ambassador to the un malea lord the who appealed for the un secretary general to step in i met the un secretary general this afternoon and before that i met the president of the un security council and to both of them i emphasized the need for the u.n. to play its role and live up to its obligations i told the secretary general that he had put prevention at the very heart of his agenda this is the time for him to
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act because the situation between pakistan and india is deteriorating we see an escalation in rhetoric from the indian side we see a spate of threatening statements by indian leaders and in occupied kashmir we also see attacks on ordinary kashmiris and on muslims so the situation is very fraught india's foreign ministry says pakistan needs to take tougher action against the group that says it's responsible we are not surprised that the prime minister of pakistan refuses to acknowledge that attack on our security forces and pull lama as an act of terrorism prime minister of pakistan has neither chosen to condemn this ainus act not condoned with the video families disclaiming any link between the terrorist attack and pakistan is an oft repeated excuse by pakistan it is a very long fact that the actual moment and its leader muscled as her are based in
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pakistan this should be sufficient proof for pakistan to take action or come out harder has more reaction now from islamabad. despite the tensions between new delhi and lama bought it is business as usual here in pakistan but one effect of the worsening relations can be seen at the fruit and vegetable shop the price of tomato which comes from india had already quadrupled and now it cost more than our dollar to get a kilo of tomatoes not to mention the fact that most of the bananas are also coming from india and because india had a move the most favored nation status hope august on it means that trade between the two countries is going to come to a word should stand scale that in the area miles up to look at the chimney if our relations with india is not good then it's not about going to tell indian tomatoes
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and the na na or any other community that we should buy not we should sell them the united nations then the international community is concerned because of the escalation on what happened in india but in the end it will be the loss for board indians and pakistanis not just in trade but also in lives in case there is a conflict between the two nuclear armed nation. a twenty four hour window opened by syria's government and russia to allow people to leave a remote refugee camp has now passed but no one has left one camp is in the syrian desert near the border with jordan and iraq fourteen thousand people mostly women and children have been living there some of them for years in desperate conditions with little food or medicine some of explain why they didn't use the chordal to leave. and never saw the ocean but i still see the crossings opened by the regime
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and the russian military police are claimed to be safe but the people here are not feeling any safety or stability people here feel as if they are drowning and looking for anything at all to rescue themselves the road to the camp has been cut with the mine and five sometimes people don't believe that these crossing are open . really our number is beyond me but. i am for me personally if i leave it would be only to go from one day trip to another if i found a safe place for may my kids and my family i would go in this is not opening the crossing is a good step but we wanted to be are the same by the un because of lies we have been told before nobody believes these crossings are safe imran khan has more on this from the gaziantep on the turkish border the official window for the corridor was closed at nine am local time this morning however we haven't had any confirmation from either the russians or the syrian government as to whether they may well be an extension we have seen extensions of these corridors in the past the normally open
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for twenty four hours and then get extended to allow people through but there's an enormous amount of suspicion from the people of them selves who say that they're actually worried that the international community isn't monitoring these humanitarian corridors so-called about tearing corridors and that they're very suspicious of the syrian and the russians now depending on who you speak to there is a real concern that perhaps. the syrians and the russians are doing this with some sort of show to pay lip service to the idea that they all concerned about humanitarian issues and that's why they've opened up this corridor but without any kind of negotiation we have certainly publicly where that there has been negotiation between the syrians the russians in the free syrian army who control the exits and entrances to look beyond camp and that's why people suspicions and secondly they haven't been able to leave because they're free syrian army haven't had any guarantees although they may well be negotiations going on backstage and
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secrets certainly publicly the it looks like it feels like that the syrians the russians and the free syrian army all talking to each other and that's why nobody has used these corridos a step ahead on i'll use it up. five years after nigeria's president promised to clean up their spoiled mess will look at what the fabians will hurt his reelection . hell it snowed recently in south korea which may be a surprise considering the temps she's generally speaking in this part of the world are higher than you might think we're in february after a bit more rain being induced now in china shanghai is it ten degrees and so was the date so you shouldn't think of any snow on the northern edge here well as evolution we. briefly seen very fast at minus five it will tell the real cold we're
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a long way out there still so as the rain is built and runs into maybe south korea certainly southern japan it is just rain in the cloud of course going ahead of it we're above freezing in sapporo the saw has started at least for a couple of days and that rain in china now it is cold enough and we're talking about in the middle once again we're not to get some snow out of it not been the case the last two or three days the rain shouldn't really be this extensive in february but there it is stretching to the shanghai it's left hong kong but is it coming back yeah you might get a shower from it sometime early on friday and the whole thing sweeps eastwards we see the sun come out and have enjoyable day in one hand with white to look at sun above then is the big dry bit struct most of southeast asia to get down to indonesia and here the use it should be discussing if occasionally big showers.
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between two thousand and two thousand and seven there were nine racist murders in different parts of germany but the police were painfully slow to track down the killer. al jazeera world reveals the truth about the deaths linked by a single weapon. the involvement of the far right and the serious political to see the cheska murderous case solved on al-jazeera. well you're watching the news in a reminder of our top stories this hour senior aides in the trumpet ministration
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have been accused of rushing to sell nuclear technology to saudi arabia ignoring the legal objections committee in congress is investigating the allegations iran's foreign minister has denounced state as u.s. hypocrisy. the united nations has offered to broker talks between india and pakistan after last week's car bombing in the disputed kashmir region u.n. secretary general antonio gutierrez is also urging maximum restraint from both sides. twenty four hour window opened by syria's government and russia to allow people to leave the remote refugee camp has now passed but no one has left the camp is in the syrian desert near the border with jordan and iraq forty thousand people of the living there. egypt has executed nine people for the killing of its top prosecutor in two thousand and fifteen a cart was attacked just one day before the second anniversary of mass protests
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that prompted the military to oust former president mohamed morsy six others have had their death sentence lifted but will serve life in prison or sane by you me is egypt research at amnesty international he joins us via skype now from tunis thanks very much for being with us so first of all your reaction to this decision. by the authorities in egypt to go ahead with these executions. good afternoon so this is it's read and stirring to see. the sort of g.'s going ahead with the execution of nine men in this case it will always be a monument to seem for stations or just to have executed men after a. completely unfair trial where. people convicted based on confessions that were extracted under torture were extended while songs that were forcibly disappeared and words the defendant were not afforded any sort of.
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recourse to defend themselves properly so it will always be when you are seen for they have some sort of this and it really falls orton's ongoing executions. have been going through because this is a fifteen's gene meant to have been a few to and less than a month into the nineteen basically and when you say that their confessions were brought about to under torture what do you base that on what accounts have you been getting on that. this is based on what we have is based on. interviews that were conducted with lawyers and with the defend themselves and also based on what see said during the trial and saw during the trial as such on schemes in speaking court and what ends in the two and links is that they have been
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pushed to get as confessions as in when you look at the confessions and souls which were in over egypt banks in you could clearly sees that scene were staged and you can see from your knees that no sane person would actually confessed to committing crimes of the cindy sentenced to this is knowing. after that. so what are you what sort of pressure are you hoping to bring to bear from the international community. so the international community must speak strongly and very strongly about the ongoing the execution speed because if you don't. speak out against this excuse and species and we fear is that more and more excuses will continue to happen and says asian sorties will not be just heard from. from conducting more excuses after unfair trials and basically when we the international community we are referring specifically to egypt in soup in your eyes egypt and
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see us as and as well as united nations in even as an institution still has same value me thanks for being with us and. our saudi state media says four soldiers have been killed while fighting hooty rebels on the border with yemen they say they're continuing with their military offensive the border taking saudi positions south of jets and a large number of weapons they imagine the worst violence since the u.n. brokered peace deal was signed in december elsewhere five civilians including two young brothers have been killed in mortar shelling by the rebels in the data that's the spite the un's announcement of a breakthrough agreement on the withdrawal of troops from the city. venezuela's military has reaffirmed its loyalty to president nicolas maduro despite calls from opposition leader. and president trying to switch allegiance defense minister
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vladimir perino says the armed forces will remain in position along the border with colombia soldiers are deployed at several places to block u.s. aid from crossing in doha has promised to force the shipments to reach venezuelans on saturday. if you want to search an assumption us if you want to blackmail us blackmail us but you want to achieve your mission you want to achieve it we'll take the sanctions will listen to your blackmail but will definitely remain with the home with our home but stop the manipulation already and say that this is an issue of a political even personal need to the u.s. president donald trump says trade talks with china are going well a chinese delegation arrived in washington on tuesday to resume talks with u.s. officials that's after last week's negotiations in beijing which ended without a deal tramples also indicated the march first deadline for raising tariffs from ten to twenty five percent could be extended.
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or campaigning in nigeria as well underway after the election commission delayed the presidential vote by a week voting is now set for next saturday president mohammed who will hardy who will be seeking reelection had promised to clean up the kneejerk delta. reports it is still a mess of oil spills causing sickness for surrounding villages and destroying their livelihoods people living in this part of the niger delta say they can't remember when the sign was put up all they know is that the water and soil in the area is not safe after decades of oil spills and criminal groups sabotage or pipelines millions of nigerians are unemployed fishing is how some thermally survives and despite the danger to their health many men venture into the creeks. are people. dying without having something to eat that is where our people normally go back into the polluted water to catch fish selfish gene quarter.
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in here there's no option environmentalist say the niger delta is an ecological disaster zone scarred by decades of oil spills that a polluted the water killing animals trees and plants village elders say the last time this area was clean was more than ten years ago you can smell the crude oil and it's not pleasant people here say they feel forgotten by the government and exploited by oil companies over the years some communities that take an oil companies to court and were financially compensated blessing nor do has taken her case to a district court at the hague her husband was one of the nine activists killed with cancer we were in one thousand nine hundred five by nigeria's then military government she believes the oil company shell was complicit shell has always maintained the allegations are false. all i want is justice every time i go to the
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netherlands embassy for a visa ad they say no i think some people don't want me to tell the truth about what they did to my husband. others who remember what the place used to look like just when the pollution of the region's water and soil to stop i was very little green i used to go with my uncle to fisher house and this place used to be a convent looked like a desert used to be. mangrove forests i mean it very mangrove forests that's how it was then we have critics are we going to get a different species of fish. the oil companies nigeria's government the united nations and other agencies are sponsoring a cleanup campaign clearing did foliage spilled oil and planting new mangroves but the work will take decades to complete if at all meanwhile amongst all the poverty all companies will keep pumping out as much as they can people in the community say they are not benefiting from the oil wealth some of the things they're demanding
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are jobs some of the money and better infrastructure how to al-jazeera in the niger delta a british teenager who joined eisel in syria when she was fifteen years old may be about to lose her u.k. citizenship shamima begum was one of three girls from east london who went to syria and twenty fifteen it's reported an order from the u.k. home office to remove her citizenship just days ago she gave birth to a son in a syrian refugee camp a lawyer says they'll fight the decision. for the last twenty years cambodia has been one of the world's fastest growing economies and that's expected to continue this year but as wayne hay reports from prompt then there are some serious threats to its progress. the story of cambodia's rise is a remarkable one from the ashes of genocide and civil war this country has been for decades rebuilt and transforms on the back of foreign investment and strong exports this year cambodia to have the sixth fastest growing economy in the world ranking
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its head for twenty years the wealthy have become very wealthy although exactly how much money they have is in many cases impossible to know given that cambodia results are regarded by some as one of the most corrupt countries in the world in the last few years a small middle class has also begun to emerge thanks partly to a surge of foreign investment in real estate led by china. for the country. and more expensive and some people can get money from selling a piece of land. has been moving around in a country where poverty rates in cambodia have fallen in the last fifteen years with twelve percent of the population now classified as severely poor lower figure than before but the overwhelming majority of those who have climbed off the bottom are only just above it meaning they could easily slip down again the united nations
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estimates that more than twenty percent of cambodians are vulnerable to poverty the statistics are heading in the right direction but there's an underlying fragility cambodia's economy has been largely built on agriculture and textile exports to seke business still very much relies on the concern is there hasn't been enough emphasis on diversifying the economy and because of that it's vulnerability could be easily exposed. there are a number of threats to cambodia's growth including drought that's forecast this year a possible global economic slowdown or tariffs being imposed on its exports by the european union over its human rights record but for many people there are more immediate concerns made worse by the real estate boom. with the constant fear of being forced out when a property developer comes knocking yeah i knew that going on the really happy living in this community i'm very concerned every day i don't have
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a land title because authorities haven't bridges to the people so we're always worried about being a victim. cambodia is developing fast but there are many threats emerging that could make for an uncertain economic future and a long way for some to climb out of poverty when hey al-jazeera. of friends of karl lagerfeld say his humor wits and passion will live on after his death at the age of eighty five. looks at how he rose from an apprentice to an iconic designer. instantly recognisable in his dark suits ponytails hat and sunglasses called lagerfeld was at the top of the fashion industry for more than half a century born in pre-war germany his big breakthrough came in the one nine hundred fifty s. author moved to paris when he won an apprenticeship with design appear balmain going on to find success with fashion houses including chloe
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a trendsetter his modern unuseful designs found their way into high street shops like h. and m. giving him unprecedented popular appeal but it was chanel that propelled him to rock star status. you know if it's not needed. or a problem in the world who may be more important that is not the problem but it's an industry and you don't question has to go with time efficient doesn't go with times vision would be lost. lagerfeld dressed some of the most famous people in the world. the best of the supermodels miami campbell includes a shift. to jerry hall and even madonna and more recently the offspring of hollywood stars. his outspoken and stinging remarks were on politics real person sized and him the nickname keiser call but friends and colleagues in the industry and beyond describe him as a genius and
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a visionary. lagerfeld spent much of his life in the public eye but remained a launch release a figure hiding behind those trademark song glasses i think it was when not working he retreated to his large library of books. he worked primacy to the end at least behind a huge legacy and his much loved cats to pat. i . this is going to round up all the top stories senior aides in the trumpet ministration have been accused of trying to sell nuclear technology to saudi arabia ignoring legal objections the committee in congress is investigating the accusations iran's foreign minister has denounced the reported attempt as quote
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u.s. hypocrisy. united nations has offered to broker talks between india and pakistan that's after last week's car bombing in the disputed kashmir region un secretary general antonio good television is also urging maximum restraint from both sides india's foreign ministry says pakistan needs to take tougher action against the armed group responsible we are not surprised that the prime minister of pakistan refuses to acknowledge the attack on our security forces and pull them or as an act of terrorism prime minister of pakistan has neither chosen to condemn this ainus act not condoned with the video families disclaiming any link between the terrorist attack and pakistan is an oft repeated excuse by pakistan it is a very long fact that gesture moment and its leader muscles are based in pakistan this would be sufficient proof for pakistan to take action
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a twenty four hour window opened by syria's government to russia to allow people to leave a remote refugee camp has now passed but no one has left or fun is in the syrian desert near the border with jordan and iraq forty thousand people have been living in egypt has executed nine people for the killing of its top prosecutor in two thousand and fifteen it was attacked just one day before the second anniversary of mass protests that prompted the military to oust former president mohamed morsy venezuela's military has reaffirmed its model t. to president nicolas maduro despite calls from opposition leader one why don't you and the us president to switch allegiance defense minister vladimir padrino says the armed forces will remain in position along the border with colombia those are the headlines we're back with more after inside story.
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big brother is watching in china millions of people are being punished for what's considered bad behavior and a government monitoring scheme is this ethical could it be taken surveillance. this is the inside story. hello and welcome to the program. whether we like it or not constantly being watched security on smartphones making it easier to monitor our lives china's
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government wants to take face further by eventually writing everyone.


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