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firstly we need to clear the rubble and then deal with the injured after that the air force technical team will come and investigate what happened as of now we found two bodies and initially the indian government said its plane was down because of a technical fault we have unfortunately lost one we went to. the pilot is missing in action. on this plane that he is in their custody we are sitting in the tension in this volatile region increased after a suicide bomb attack killed at least forty indian security personnel two weeks ago the pakistan based on group jaish e mohammad claimed responsibility on tuesday the indian air force carried out strikes close to the border of pakistan and pakistan administered kashmir the indian and pakistan governments have competing narratives about what's happening in the region analysts say the situation has the potential to escalate into full scale conflict this i think is being exacerbated by social media by television and by the
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speed with which information is being conveyed problem side all the other and there is a lot of what you might call. nationalist fervor that we see in any guffey when there is any kind all. lashon security. space around indian administered kashmir has been shut down and pakistan has closed all its airspace to commercial traffic there is a real atmosphere in the disputed region all by kashmir many people particularly along the border are packing up their pains and then leaving their houses because they are worried that more will come by pakistan and india now have two real options military which is what we've seen over the last few days or diplomacy iran card from about and al jazeera has festered mail has the latest from new delhi.
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india's office ition who until now has been standing shoulder to shoulder with the government came out with a joint statement criticizing the government's handling of the situation since the attack on february fourteenth that killed at least forty indian paramilitary soldiers the opposition said openly we are with the government to show a united stand now they're showing this issuing some cracks in the political unity now in iran han has offered that you know what happens now is the ball is in india's court but we don't know what he is going to do yet but in the meantime elizabeth i can tell you people in india are on edge there and like worried what could happen could this lead to another war the people who especially tell us they feel trapped in the middle are kashmiris themselves those in the administered kashmir people there say the sea shelling happening there worried about it getting too close a hospital staff and tree not have told us they've painted red cross symbols on their roofs hoping that might offer them protection in case there's an air strike
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they're worried that's a possibility no. mistry is a scene electra and study is in conflict management at doncaster university he says there is reason to be hopeful for a diplomatic solution. that there is a simple lining and their silver lining is that the progress the new prime minister missed him one com is also extending the olive branch to indian side and so just in that we should go for the nonmilitary means as one of your correspondents as a lady highlighted the bond is in india's court but in some degree of bravado on trying to lose a minute inside yesterday after the indian air force made the strikes against the pakistani side where there is a sudden degree of subdued kind of the moment justifiably what about what will happen to the pilot who is in the cost of the pakistani side so all that goes into sources that this is not a vehicle and this so it that we will continue for
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a little while but the person missed in me always also giving in to the optimist and that is that this is going to be some degree of diplomatic back channel that is kept open and then tomorrow some community might intervene here. while the business end of donald trump second summit with north korea's leader begins in the next few hours the u.s. president and and ken jeong on set for a forty five minute one on one missing in vietnam on the first day of the summit the pair met briefly before having dinner adrian brown has more from hanoi. the full talks are on the way this was billed as a casual get together between north korea's leader kim jong un and us president doubled from their message of the first time it was a great success and i think this one really will be equal or greater than the for
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the little other program and i think the biggest part of this was our relationship is really a good one. here we are today sitting next to each other and this time i am. binsted an excellent outcome will be for tuesday but all people can welcome and i will do my best to make that happen this their first meeting since the historic singapore summit almost nine months ago then at a casual dinner the leaders had just two aides each as well as their interpreters the evening helping to set the tone ahead of thursday's meetings. at the heart of their discussions will be the sprawling young beyond nuclear complex experts say plutonium and highly enriched uranium are produced here essential materials for a nuclear weapon dismantling it could win concessions from the united states like an easing of sanctions but.
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the singapore summit was more symbolism than substance and ahead of these talks in hanoi president trump a sort of play down expectations of a significant breakthrough and even if kim were to agree to give up the nuclear weapons we know about it would still be a long and complicated process here for you to fulfill them just like north korea vietnam a bit a war with the united states more than forty years after that conflict ended the countries achieve strong economic growth while preserving one party rule and trump was happy to fly the flag of his host saying north korea could thrive if it follows vietnam's example. we both felt very good about having this very important summit in vietnam because you really are an example as to what can happen with good thinking. if thursday's talks go well
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a city wants synonymous with war could become a symbol for peace. i feel very happy because world leaders are coming to vietnam to talk about peace to see each other and to shake hands. but this has to be about more than handshakes and friendly gestures it needs to set a framework for future talks and there could be many more of those adrian brown al-jazeera hanoi. richard roth is a former australian ambassador to south korea and he joins us now live from sydney richard let's start with the words denuclearization trump and kim have the same understanding of what it means. what it means is depends on who you're talking to if you're talking to kim jong il and then that means dismantling united states sits around the peninsula as well as him dismantling his own if you talk about trump other song trumps mine with the
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obviously wants the complete abolition of nuclear weapons and the capacity to enrich uranium and to develop new ternium now one point that i think should be made is that this reaction reactor facilitate yongbyon in ninety ninety four the united states agreed with japan and with south korea to send in technicians to dismantle the the fuel elements in that reactor which was making plutonium at the time so there's a person into this it could be done again but i agree with think you will form a commentator who said it's a long long complex process is can we realistically expect any concrete commitments out of this summit given the lack of any off to singapore what would be a win. i i would like to make a very optimistic observation and that is the atmospherics a good. not just trump and kim and. wilmet superficial
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language but also the fact that kim and morning the president of south korea have been having discussions and i got a very constructive. program going for the development of closer relations between those two countries she can ping and china is delighted that kim is meeting with trump today in in hanoi and that's a good thing too i think the only country that feels a bit left out of this is japan is suffering a case of relevance deprivation syndrome and james abi she is not feeling very pleased about that he'd like to be on the action but frankly it's a good process and trump himself has said we can hasten this it takes a long time what we need i think at this summer's and that's how this happens is that there's a there's a indication on both sides to do something at this stage whether it's a declaration that the war has ended in in korea which is the bleeding obvious
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stating the bleeding obvious but it needs to be said as a confidence building measure whether trump is prepared to say all right let's have that but also we might ease some of the sanctions that would be a stop that would be a start to what is in fact a long process richard you talked about the relationship between chung and seoul how much these talks likely to impact relations between north and south korea. i think the north and south koreans really have an agenda of their own when you look at the situation with united states to put like a hangover of the old colonial period when the united states occupied south korea and the soviet union is in the north now that is south korea would like to get much more freedom of independence of thought and action with the north a must say to you that when the north koreans were busy going ahead with their nuclear testing in the missile testing the japanese were very upset about that but
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the south koreans were very phlegmatic they had much more. likely to say well you know this is this is our brother north korea we're not too worried about it being a nuclear exchange you or that will be a nuclear attack and i think the south koreans are probably very hopeful and optimistic that this will happen richard a former straight ambassador to south korea thanks for being with us on outta there. plenty more ahead on this news hour including running for their lives dozens of casualties after a high speed train crash and egypt. a circle of celebration supporters the reelection of nigeria's president but the opposition isn't so happy. during the raid he was caught and arrested with a blood transfusion still in his arm. and court red handed five athletes are arrested in an anti doping raid at the nordic skiing world championships details
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coming up in sports. nearly five hundred venezuelan soldiers have died today hundreds more have been accused of conspiring against nicolas maduro government have been tortured and face up to thirty years in prison for treason our last in america to tell you see in human reports from caracas. for the last six weeks families of imprisoned government opponents have been coming to this human rights office to meet with lawyers among them the wife and mother of two national guardsman. on january twentieth luis bandits and at least twenty seven others sergeants led a short lived uprising in caracas calling on civilians to join forces to overthrow the government of nicholas my little. old one was captured and taken to the
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infamous counterintelligence center for interrogation i don't know where i am my husband was blindfolded beaten with baseball bats to people forced his legs open and kicked his testicles every day for weeks he was electrocuted until he passed out they threatened him by telling him my children and i would be next if he didn't confess but if he had the courage to rise up against this dictatorship i have to support him. sandra in one this is husband is now in a military prison. awaiting trial for treason but she's still worried of reprisals . sergeant harry solano got away but not his mother and cousins and says five family members were taken away by intelligence officers looking for the sergeant's whereabouts. first they took a sixty three year old mother his seventy three year old mother in law my nineteen year old granddaughter and her boyfriend they electrocuted and beat them
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a sixty eight at them with plastic bags and sexually abused my granddaughter after they released them they took away my grandson a policeman it's been one thousand days since we've heard from him. the treatment received by members of the military who rebel and their families is meant to keep them in line through terrorist says sandra oh and those who support the government of the high ranking offices but the rest are afraid to show discontent because if you do you are tortured imprisoned and murdered and if that weren't enough they persecute your family. in the last week more than four hundred members of venezuela's armed forces have deserted to neighboring colombia and brazil but the mass uprising to overthrow my board of an opposition leader has been pleading for shows no sign of materializing cuban trained counterintelligence services have reportedly infiltrated the armed forces and already thwarted several other parts to overthrow him and no one can tell at this point just how many soldiers are being
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held in military prisons. the mother of junior sergeant and the despite is aware that her twenty two year old son will likely be made an example of and sentenced to thirty years in prison sandra can't bear thinking that her two small children may never grow up with their father. their only hope now she says is political change in venezuela you see in human i'll just see. at least twenty people have been killed and forty others injured. an accident at the central railway station in egypt's capital railway officials say a train crashed into a barrier at high speed in cairo causing its fuel tank to explode egypt's transport minister has resigned after the accident and bryan reports. security cameras in the station captured the moment of the crash. those waiting on the platform engulfed in flames others ran for their lives.
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it seems the train lost control of the brakes it entered the station at very high speed hitting the pavement. it should have slowed down as it was about to enter the station but it came in too fast. i saw dead bodies many dead bodies seven bodies myself but there were luck that we couldn't reach. investigators say the train's driver left his locomotive to fight with another driver who was blocking his way they say he failed to put on the brakes i egypt is one of the oldest and largest rail networks in the region and accidents are common blamed on badly maintained equipment and poor management. after this latest crash the minister of transport resigned. lynn and i wish the speedy recovery of our injured people i have directed the government team mediately moved to the scene to follow up the situation and to hold
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the perpetrators accountable after the results of the investigation. but many egyptians say it's the president who should be held accountable accusing him of failing to do enough to upgrade the rail system at least every year there's a major accident that claimed quite large number of lives so this is not it is unfortunately not something that people are used to. the real minister the transportation minister had made a request for a large amount of funding to upgrade the infrastructure of the ground that worked out perfectly in upper egypt not too long ago but i don't believe that all those funds were were dispersed the prime minister has visited the site of the crash and a valid a tough response the driver has been arrested but any action now is too late for the victims of this accident and with many of the wounded and a critical condition the death toll is expected to rise and excel brian al-jazeera
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. still ahead on al-jazeera more parliamentary debates and more uncertainty with brett said now barely a month away. five jamie it's the talk of this year's my bile weld congress we explore how the technology will change every day life. and chelsea's ninety three million dollar cape that pays the price for insubordination i will have that story in sports. i know that the weather is very mobile across north america at the moment the satellite picture shows all the cloud making its way in from the pacific crossing the rockies there and then making its way eastwards that has been giving us a lot of rain and some really strong winds and a lot of snow as well in fact this is what it looks like in the northern parts of california the right absolutely hammering it down and we do have
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a little bit of flooding at the moment to now that system is going to continue to bring us some wet weather there and a fair amount of snow as we head through the day on the day and that gradually will be edging its way eastwards again as we head into friday behind it little bit of a break actually for friday along that western coastline further south and we've had a lot of wet weather across the gulf states recently too but all of that is clearing away so friday looks like indeed proving picture for many of us hip over the to what the south is lots of sunshine to be found across many of the caribbean islands currently but a bit more in the way of cloud around you may care and that will be giving us world two showers not only on thursday but also friday towards the west plenty of sunshine here but just the old shower perhaps times there's more showers further south these have been really lively recently we've had a fair amount of flooding in peru when the rains are going to stay heavy over the next couple of days but also stretching all the way down into the southern parts of brazil and they'll stay there for post a fraud. al-jazeera
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haven't truly been able to escape the war. hello again i'm just. a reminder of the news this hour donald trump's former lawyer has told a congressional hearing he believes the u.s. president is a racist a con man and a cheat michael cohen made several accusations against the president including that he personally ordered money payments republicans say cohen's testimony credibility . and nearly hour long one on one meeting with the u.s. president and his north korean counterpart is expected on the second and final day of the vietnam summit. focus is to convince kim jong un to give up nuclear
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ambitions. pakistan's prime minister imran khan is calling for a dialogue after both india and pakistan say they shot down each other's fighter jets as i'm about says it's down to the indian planes and captured a pilot india says that shot down one pakistani aircraft and lost one of its own. well more now on our top story the dramatic day of congressional testimony by donald trump's former lawyer michael cohen's appearance before the house became must see viewing around the wilds and in the united states productivity plunged as americans watched the spectacle unfold john hendren took in some of the reaction on the streets of washington d.c. . from the floor of the new york stock exchange to be stroh's hosting watch parties the us stopped for a rare moment of communal viewing it's a look at the dark underbelly of american politics forever saw it all every screen it seemed was tuned to michael cohen telling behind the scenes tales about the
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president when they were drafting the constitution like they could never have imagined congressional hearings rarely make for a must watch viewing but this one was expected to be different and it lived up to its billing or the president's former lawyer in fixer helped lawmakers connect the dots from payoffs to women to business talks in russia and to wiki leaks release of democratic party e-mails it was damaging but i don't think it was lethal it wasn't crippling in part because much of the the testimony had been referred to earlier in court filings on capitol hill michael cohen also told tales of presidential tax cheating and racism he told me that black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid the president alleged views raised eyebrows among african-americans in the night they stopped. and decided that as a citizen. when he said it in when is being brought up now. no there's no listen
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the place is that america anywhere here it shows tavern in washington on the floor watching with rapidly transiently new on their witness they were a moment in u.s. history but many of them tell us they're not really smart fryers by what they're hearing that we'll all the stuff you seen all the stuff we've heard it but now if there is a saying it in the halls. it's like officially it's on the record now on the record that donald trump now stands accused of breaking the law by a man who once said he would take a bullet for the u.s. president john hendren al jazeera washington. bill schneider is a public policy professor at george mason university and he joins us now from washington d.c. bill cohen certainly didn't hold back but did he say anything that could actually have legal implications for trump or his or his administration only potentially he did produce some evidence of the payoffs of the hush money which would have violated campaign finance laws to the porn star with whom he's alleged to have had
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an affair and that could be a criminal offense and he most of that was simply testimony what's interesting here is that republicans are not defending president trump or his behavior what they're doing is attacking the credibility of michael cohen which is a very different matter what do you think cohen's motivation is in giving such impassioned testimony is this about a journey to redemption i mean obviously his credibility is being questioned well what the president and his supporters are saying is he wants to lighten his sentence but that couldn't be true if he's already been sentenced it will not be light and that he wants to get president trump he was destroys reputation that's revenge that's a possible motive whatever the motives are the this man has not great credibility that's why we have robert muller investigating this he's the special counsel his motive is simply to find out the facts he has michael cohen has already given seven
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times. at least seven hours of testimony to robert morris investigation but that report will be the critical document in president trump's struggle to survive here i believe them cohen is also going to speak about russian relations with trump and his campaign tomorrow behind closed doors what might we expect to come out of that . well he made some implications about russia but there was no direct indication of collusion between the campaign and the russians tomorrow i believe he's expected to testify before the same committee in the senate rather than the house of representatives so i don't think we'd expect anything substantially different if there were any solid evidence of wrongdoing it would have come out today still coming back to what cohen said today in his testimony has any of it changed minds on capitol hill how much of it was actually new well there was a great deal that was new i think the racist statements that he alleges the
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president made that was new and shocking it wasn't necessarily a crime but it was terribly shocking and he testified quite strongly that things the president said he didn't know anything about there is in there indications he cohen claimed that he did know about them he claimed he was there when a telephone call came in from roger stone telling him about the fact that his son was meeting with a russian lawyer at trump tower telling him about the imminent leak of the we we keep leaks documents that the russians stole they hacked from the democratic national committee while that's not conclusive evidence it was something new bill do you think any of this is actually going to change minds within president trump supporters within his base. i'm not sure it's going to instantly change minds the model report will be far more significant and could change minds but you know trump has not had a very poor approval rating a very poor reputation among american voters for quite some time he didn't even win
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with the plurality of the vote so it would destroy his support probably not because a lot of his supporters support him for reasons not having to do with his behavior but because they say he delivered he delivered the supreme court something the religious right has been hoping for for fifty years he's delivered tax cuts he's delivered regulatory reform and as long as he delivers what they want they'll give him a lot of slack well bill president trump himself is clearly watching all of this from vietnam he's been firing off defensive tweets surely this is a distraction from his very critical found that with can john. it's almost in the united states is almost as if the summit is a distraction from the critical testimony of michael cohen that's what americans are fixated on that's what they're watching on television as you just saw in the report americans are hopeful about the summit with north korea but they're not being unrealistic about it last night at
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a public policy professor at george mason university thanks for being with us and out of there. my pleasure. the u.k.'s parliament is going to vote on five proposed changes to the prime minister's breck's it plans they include the opposition's proposal that the u.k. enter a customs union with the e.u. and that citizens' rights be protected prime minister terry is a may has been trying to change parts of her deal to gain m.p. support after they overwhelmingly rejected it last month the incident reports her it was. far exactly how many british people support leaving the european union without any plan is an open question. but this small angry demonstration outside parliament left no doubts as to a sense of betrayal among some that leave might not mean leave or at least in the terms that they would want it's. her. that's because a growing number of m.p.'s and people are terrified that the steering wheel has
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come off the government's car and is heading towards the cliffs without any plan not only was giving up control in the face but the growing revolt inside parliament against a new deal which would cost the u.k. billions of dollars the prime minister stole an idea put forward by her opponents and agreed to a vote ruling out no deal at least for a while and then delaying brix it until a solution can be found an extension beyond the end of june would mean the u.k. taking part in the european parliament elections wrong kind of message boards that send to the more than seventeen million people who voted to leave here nearly three years ago now but delaying requires the consent of the european union and on wednesday it became clear that that is not a given the french president insisted he would only accept a delay with a good reason for its siddiqui to want to develop it don't know if the british need
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more time we could consider an extension request only if it is justified by a new choice of the british but we would in no way accept an. extension without a clear perspective on the objective being pursued the germany seems a little more relaxed about a short pause and a final attempts a getting it's all over with and system if. i discussed this with theresa may just a few days ago in sharm or shake that the exit agreement is valid if britain needs more time we won't refuse but we are striving for an orderly solution an orderly departure of the british from the european union. because the prime minister is playing for time insisting she can get a deal over the line the main opposition though is now backing other parties in parliament pushing for a second referendum there are still any number of permutations the only thing you can say with any certainty is that things will now have to come to a head if only bought into the fact that i suppose brics
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a date of march twenty ninth is just over a month away a delay looks inevitable but how long it will be what sorts of brecht's at the might be if it will happen at all they're all still entirely unknown quantity is lawrence lee al jazeera in london. the united nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions says saudi arabia has not cooperated with the investigation into the murder of jamal khashoggi agnes cullum od said riyadh's continued failure to disclose the location of casualties remains is unconscionable earlier the saudi minister of state for foreign affairs told the human rights council in geneva that the kingdom will help with investigations but he made no mention of the khashoggi inquiry knew a kid doesn't. know who we stress or resolve to go ahead in order to achieve protection of human rights in the country and also to support just causes regionally and internationally we will also cooperate with the un mechanisms
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related to human rights including the human rights council as well as supporting the works and contributing to the reforms and effecting their mandate. iran's president hassan rouhani has officially rejected the resignation of his foreign minister he said allowing me to step down would not be in the interests of the country so if suddenly announced his resignation on monday on the social media platform instagram without giving a reason. nigeria's reelected president is appealing for unity. to a second term winning by nearly four million votes he's defended the voters as being free and fair but his main rival says he'll challenge the result in court. has more from a bridge or. supporters from nigeria's ruling party mark rivals from the main opposition party they say they are still operating and that this is their way of making it clear president mohammed one saturday his election with more.


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