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injustice this is in the twenty first century jerusalem a rock and a hard place on al-jazeera. this is al jazeera. hello i'm hella markets and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes algeria's army chief triggers a constitutional meet to oust president blessings beautifully from office responding to weeks of protest. tensions remain high in gaza after israeli airstrikes and palestinian balk at far as israel boasts its military forces along the border. four children are among seven people killed after a missile hits
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a hospital in yemen and hospital supported by the save the children charity. and italy make it two wins from two year old twenty twenty qualifying as they thrash liechtenstein six nil. well ahead of algeria as army has triggered a constitutional move that would see president of the us he is beautifully cleared unfits for office that directs intervention by the military follows weeks of protests against the eighty two year old has led the country for twenty years but has rarely been seen since a stroke six years ago russian reports. the algerian army breaks its silence it demands the country's ailing president. be declared
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unfit to rule it was on me as chief of staff left in a general. home made the demand but that you have in this regard we need to find a solution to sort out this crisis and to respond to the demands of all jury and within the constitution and within the sovereignty of the country in order to achieve that consensus and to. something that is accepted by all parties by triggering article one zero two the constitutional council will have to declare the president unfit to lead the country a step that would pave the way for the chairman of the upper ten but in the parliament. to take over as interim president until elections are held. the army chief widely seen as a key ally of president of the law. has in the past warned against instability as the anti government rallies gained momentum.
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the protests continue it even went with a clear cut made a few concessions we shuffled the government called for a national dialogue and not to see if. his office was dismissed by key opposition leaders as a ploy by the establishment to take the steam out of the protests but a move for twenty years but in two thousand and thirteen has suffered a stroke and ever since was rarely seen in public algeria's have been calling for a national unity government that would lead the country for a transitional period draft and you can situation and reinvigorate an economy in tatters if we followed the constitutions more or less the same people who are running the country at the moment we've been in it for the foreseeable future and forty five days to ninety days depending on the situation the elections. that we
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would make in major constitutional or legal arrangements so the game we produce will be will be played according to the rules that exist today and this is what the people have been calling for or against basically they don't want the politics to continue until disables the. rich in oil and natural gas as economy has struggled all the prices declined over the last few years the government slashed social development programs to tackle recession but on the employment sought and spread it. has for decades used as political and financial influence to shape policies in the african continent of the world but today the country faces huge challenges as it distances itself from what a legacy and what happens there will be closely watched by algeria's neighbors and
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particularly the arab league which is holding its otherworld beating here in tunisia. tunis well those mass protests against the algerian president began on february twenty second when i bless these beautifully and nines his bid to run for a fifth term in office the eighty two year old has been in power for the last two decades there for three weekends in a row thousands of algerians living across france also to the streets demanding that flicker step down by march eleventh the president was forced to reverse his reelection bid but he perspire one day pulls polls he also made the interior minister his new prime minister and promised political reforms but that did little to convince protesters who say they want a national government of consensus instead of the army to manage the transition period. well i mean after an activist with the citizens movement she
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joins us now by skype from paris i mean why do you think the army has intervened in this way. well the army has always been a major player in the regime mr. is one of the toughest men of the regime and has been appointed by bits of shake up fifteen years ago to be the guardian of the status quo and today he's just playing his role. so is this the end for beautifully and if it is how does that maintain the status quo . well what the flicka has not been governing since his stroke in two thousand and thirteen and yet it is only now that article one hundred two of the constitution has been invoked. by the army and now may be studied by the
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constitutional council. in two thousand and fourteen would have to go with exactly the same stage of ineptitude and yet he went on to get a fourth term of presidency so today really what's happening are that the regime is exploring all its option after. trying to get a fifth term after delaying the election now it is going for a constitutional route after it has violated the constitution multiple time ironically now it is. trying to make us believe that their way out for us is the constitution and we know what would happen if it is impeached declared unfit what will happen is that the constitutional council will take over then the national council with mr bin saleh will be will
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take control and they will organize presidential elections within three months they will continue to hold the rope. over the regime. what do you think protesters will make off this is this likely to have any effect on demonstrations will this mollify the processes. i think it would only die you know my end of it if i had the mobilization i didn't i have not been hearing anyone around me and abroad. celebrating this as any kind of accomplishment the only positive aspect is that citizens a voice is does have power proves that the regime is totally going trying to lead disturbed but wait what is going on and they're trying to find
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a way out. that is citizens this is an movement have been clear and it's and it's slogan it's want it wants change the departure of the regime democratic change but also it does not want the regime to lead the transition. we have no faith in the guy left the regime nor the prime minister nor because they have been all appointed by. cammy they will have to leave it there but thank you so much for joining us from paris i mean she had thank you. israel's prime minister is threatening further action against gaza after airstrikes monday and palestinian rocket fire from the strip tensions remain high despite the gyptian brokered cease fire for a full sit house more from the gaza border. after a night of israeli bombardments and rocket fire from gaza israeli tanks remain
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close to the border on tuesday israel had warned of the broader response that in recent escalations that threat was very much on show despite relative calm and talk from hamas of a cease fire the increased tension caused israel's prime minister to return home early from his u.s. trip a speech he planned to give to the influential apac jewish lobby conference in washington was instead delivered by video link we are prepared to do a lot more we will do what is necessary to defend our people and to defend our state. the israeli air force struck targets throughout the besieged strip on monday night including multi-story buildings in the heart of gaza city. the first rockets which was a warning was fired then the second and third were fired to the north and east of the building five minutes later the whole building was hit and we didn't know where
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to go. among the destroyed buildings the office of hamas is political leader ismail haniya and insurance headquarters that israel said housed hamas military intelligence and the building belonging to its internal security all that following a rocket launched from gaza that struck a family home north of tel aviv early on monday seven people were injured. earlier this month he said two rockets that landed in tel aviv were fired accidentally is investigating this latest launch i think we have no intention to die. today i had business in the areas or to the homes i think people applied to to direct this to the military targets and there but maybe sometimes they could not do that because then they have no technical part of technical tool to do that. the palestinian president mahmoud abbas has condemned what he called the israeli escalation the p.l.o. leadership accuse the israeli prime minister of trying to use the situation to his
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benefit before next month's general election. benjamin netanyahu has been criticized by opponents from the right and left of israeli politics over his gaza policy his main rival in the election the former army chief benny gantz accused him of failing to contain and deter hamas of sufficiently strong military action netanyahu is options a fraud most analysts agree he doesn't want an unpredictable war on the eve of an election but at the same time he's under pressure to project military strength israel's domestic politics adding to the volatile mix on its border with gaza are a force that al-jazeera southern israel. stephanie decker has more now from west jerusalem this is the kind of pressure that benjamin netanyahu did not want he had to race back to israel after what he really wanted to play as a golden egg for his election campaign the u.s. president recognizing israeli sovereignty over the occupied golan heights at the
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moment a shaky cease fire is in place but there's all the criticism here of the prime minister that he hasn't done enough he hasn't played a tough enough hand on gaza and on how massed we are to wait two weeks away from a hotly contested israeli election three of the men in the party that are giving him the closest run for his money or x. chiefs of staff but again netanyahu is a very savvy political operator he's also facing a lot of pressure about corruption cases cases that he will be indicted for in the future so he's facing what many people will tell you the strongest challenge to his role as premier in a decade but again he's a savvy political operator he's played this well and says everything seems to be under control. well the u.n. general secretary has called for a deescalation and tensions in gaza has been opposition to the u.n. from some u.s. allies to president shops declaration that the occupied golan heights are israeli
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territory he made the announcements during this and his visit to washington despite the annexation in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven breaching international law or supply muskets there james b. has more. the security council is watching the fast moving events on the ground but seems no closer to taking any action despite a grim briefing from the top u.n. official normally based in jerusalem a new conflict will be devastating for the palestinian people it will have consequences for his release who live in the vicinity of the gaza perimeter and it is likely to have regional repercussions as he spoke inside the security council his boss was answering reporters' questions outside the chamber and can we have your comments on the current bombardment in gaza and can you tell us whether you believe that the recognition by president trump of the golan heights as israeli
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will hinder peace efforts we were clear in the condemnation of the rocket attack but now we believe it's absolutely necessary to avoid any scaling up and to have restraint and i would appeal is forty strain on the other hand i think that to seeing this connected but it our position in relation to the golan heights is very clear it comes clearly established by the resolutions of the security council and on that issue some of the u.s. is closest allies the five e.u. members of the council terry read out a joint statement making it clear they disagreed with the president trumps action any declare ation of for unilateral border change goes against the foundation of the rules based international order and the u.n. charter comments like that the rebuke in washington from the u.s. secretary of state case we're simply recognizing facts on the ground and the
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reality and doing the right thing we hope those nations will join us to understand how important it is how right it is ever since president trump took office the security council hasn't passed any resolutions or made any statements on this. issue they've been ceding the main diplomatic role to the administration and in particular to the president's son in law jared cushion a however increasingly ambassadors are becoming an easy in the security council meeting the french ambassador said the silence of this council on this issue is becoming deafening james bays out jazeera at the united nations well actually i believe it's the call friends or all of the elec tronics intifada an online publication covering the israeli palestinian conflict he says the current escalation is are being used as a political ploy in israel ahead of elections you just have to listen to the
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ongoing israeli election campaign away benny gantz israel's mayor benjamin netanyahu as main rival to come become the next prime minister started his campaign he was the chief of staff the israeli chief of staff during the twenty fourteen war and against started the election campaign by launching a series of ads literally boasting about how much destruction he had caused in gaza and how many people he had killed a truly gruesome and macabre campaign that you would not see in any other country calling itself a democracy and then the last few days been against has been goading netanyahu and saying well we have this situation big because you haven't been hard enough on gaza so that extremism of the israeli political mainstream and voters doesn't allow doesn't. reward. or incentivize easing the
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blockade easing the humanitarian catastrophe israel has caused in gaza i think the only way that will change is if there are external consequences the recent independent un commission of inquiry on what has happened over the last year the killings during the great box would return so that third countries should be imposing sanctions on israelis who are responsible for the killings and should arrest them and should bring them before the international criminal court but there has been no discussion of. what people in the occupied west bank are staging citizens in solidarity with thousands of palestinians in israeli jails those prisoners are threatening to start hunger strikes on april seventh to protest worsening living conditions these are abraham has more from ramallah in the occupied west bank. found it easier to fear for the lives of their loved ones in israeli jails particularly after they leave this child if tension he i'm sure if
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son has been in prison for the past fifteen years and she follows his news closely . with concern for their health the city prison service is ready to a skillet for that we call upon human rights organizations to stand by them to pressure these three not to harm the prisoners but. you can't a skill ation started when israeli prison service began installing signal jamming devices in prisons while they say it's an attempt to stop palestinian prisoners from using telephones palestinians see it seems to isolate them further and cause cancer. the way this issue is very close to the hearts of many palestinians hundreds of thousands of them have been imprisoned at some point in their lives in the past few decades and palestinian officials say that at around five thousand five hundred palestinians are currently in jail. plenty more still to come on this news are including what lies ahead for u.k.
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prime minister to resign may as m.p.'s prepare to vote sort of range of alternatives to her bricks a deal. the billionaire dinna see forced to pay for their links to the deaths of thousands of americans. and a man that convicted of stopping this double wimbledon champion a sentenced to eight years in prison that story coming up later in sports. the charity save the children says seven people including four children have been killed in an airstrike on a hospital it supports in yemen the charity said to myself struck a gas station near the entrance to the hospital just outside the city of suburb in the northwest of the country saudi arabia and the u.a.e. are leading a coalition fighting rebel who see forces in a war which began four years ago this week or months of bryson is the yemen
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policy that for save the children and she joins us now from london amanda your charity supports this hospital do you believe it was deliberately targeted. at this time we don't have the information about exactly what was the target of the attack we know as you say that it hit the petrol station but it was only fifty meters from the entrance to the hospital and it happened at about nine thirty am this morning so just after the hospital had opened among those that were killed included to minister of health staff as well and of the four children that died all boys ranging between eight and fourteen years old a man so information of course is still coming in have any indication at this stage who might be behind this and do you think anyone will be held to account.
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at this stage we're waiting for more information we have still the rubble has to be cleared this is still two people that are missing and where desperately seeking more information and working with the different authorities to find out more but of course there needs to be an immediate independent and credible investigation into why this happened including why struck an area that is so close to civilian infrastructure and a hospital that serves about five thousand yemeni people include spritely health care. and child health as well as. providing health care to mounir shoulder in as well so it's something that's absolutely critical infrastructure to yemeni people and there's not a huge amount of resource in the country so it would be a long time before these people are. able to have access that includes as well we're not sure exactly damage to the hospital but hearing about things like broken
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windows and rubble as well now this attack comes on the the week the sore four years of war in yemen how does this war impact children in particular. so it's being actually devastating for children they're bearing the brunt of the conflict itself they're some of the most vulnerable what violations and they're experiencing violations every day today are we hearing of children that have being killed and maimed by air strikes and shelling but then also there is the reverberating affix in the last couple of weeks there has been. a resurgent caller and suspected cholera cases where thousands of children each week being suspected to have cholera and save the children has estimated that over eighty five thousand children may have died since the conflict if skule didn't two thousand and fifteen and with the children that are being killed or maimed by by air strikes and
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shelling some of them will be having lifelong injuries that will impact their ability to go to school even to be able to walk and we've had some cases where we've had to help children axis care to get. sites restored to their eyes because of damage to their. limbs and and facial areas so it's something that's just really devastating for our teams to see on the ground and the stories that we're hearing from children is that they just want a peaceful yemen security places to be able to play and learn and go to school so really for us it's just a clear message to the parties to the conflict and to national community that there must be a political solution to the conflict not only investigating these incidences but parties need to be implementing the stockholm agreement the cease fire and genuinely engaging in good faith in finding
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a solution to this conflict as soon as possible a man's abroad from save the children thank you so much for joining us from london this evening. the british m.p.'s are preparing to votes on a range of alternative breck said options on wetten stay after parliament voted to take control of the process of the u.k. leaving the european union it's a major defeats for prime minister to resume a he's still hoping to get her brakes that withdrawal deal through parliament this week despite the agreements being rejected by u.k. m.p.'s twice already will reach alan's as the reports. persons ministers are in a hurry these days often with little time for questions threats if you know what. we've compromised then peace they had to emergency downing street meetings cabinet meetings parliamentary sessions but whether taking the country still isn't clear
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despite the haste britain's government is paralyzed big ben's newly restored clockface was revealed this week a reminder as if m.p.'s needed one that time is ticking on wednesday they'll hold so-called indicative votes and attempt to choose an alternative to to reason may's withdrawal agreement the divorce deal with the e.u. that parliament has rejected twice but will she listen to them as is the prime minister ways been clear that it's a negotiation between ourselves and you. and it couldn't express to you it may be entirely on deliverable thank you so what parliaments brecht's it options that the prime minister may or may not agree to m.p.'s have voted against no deal already but it's still the default if they can't agree on anything else by a pull the twelfth nearly six million people have signed a petition urging them to revoke article fifty staying in the customs union
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wouldn't please iraq skeptics they want complete trade independence the softest of albrecht's it's would keep the u.k. in the customs union and the common market but it couldn't help make the rules any more a canada style deal really would cut ties but trade deals take years to negotiate and the irish border would still be a problem a second referendum could reappear if m.p.'s want to put whatever they choose to the people with staying in the e.u. as the alternative and then there's the deal that won't die most m.p.'s hate it in the commons speaker doesn't want it back but the reason may could try again anyway some of the deals fiercest critics are softening the bricks a tear em page jacob riis morgue suggests he might support it if the alternative is stay in the e.u. . becomes the choice eventual whether we're there yet is another matter but i've always thought that no deal is better than mrs may's deal with mrs may's deal is better than not leaving at all still as there are many politicians
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including those from northern ireland's democratic unionist party who remain opposed to the prime minister doesn't yet have the numbers on wednesday she will meet with conservative party backbenchers and there is speculation that this most doget of leaders will tell them when she resigned perhaps that's the price of getting her deal over the line helen's al-jazeera london. still to come on al-jazeera. i want to say that i'm on the border between colombe and venice where where the united nations opened the first formal camp for venezuelans fleeing the worsening social and economic crisis in their country. donald trump bypasses congress and in attempting starts building the wall he promised along the us mexico border. and this is truly in sports team fights back against racism all the details coming up in sports.
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hello again it's good to have you back here across united states we are seeing one weather system exiting the exit in the area making its way towards the atlantic so things are going to get much better across the eastern seaboard but out here towards the west it is going to be a nother system coming in off the pacific brings a very real heavy rain across parts of british columbia down through washington oregon as well as into california in the higher elevations we could see some snow but mostly this event will be rained here on wednesday by the time we push into thursday into the rockies we do expect to see more snow there also some very heavy snow is expected over the next few days across parts of ontario as well as come back to the south though a front is going to be pushing down from the northern plains and then into the ohio river valley and that's going to bring some rain across the region there but down towards the south things are quite nice for atlanta sunny day for you with
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a temperature of nineteen degrees well the rain has been a problem of the last few days across parts of the caribbean and you can see here on our forecast map we do expect to see more rain here on wednesday across has been your low parts of jamaica as well as into cuba but the harm is have been seeing some very heavy rain as well things get a little bit better by the time we get to thursday but up here towards her van things get a little bit better a few as well with a temperature of twenty five in kingston more clouds in your forecast with a temperature of twenty nine. a three year investigation into the pro-gun lobby we've been employing it was making sure it's going to really. reveal secret see you are. sitting out there will be people outraged you know. and connection some don't want exponents nanny and legacy media full blown mass shooting. back next week night
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and al-jazeera investigations houses sell a massacre on al-jazeera the blowing up in the united states i learned that the first amendment is really going to be able to say freedom of the child is going to be something men and women for the resources that are available but it's an al-jazeera story to me is that we just don't tell you what the subject of the story wants to know the government is not going to do the one thing the demonstrators want to apologize for that's what al-jazeera does we ask the questions so that we can get closer to the truth. you're watching al-jazeera quick reminder of the top stories this hour the heads of
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the algerian army has triggered the constitutional process that would declare president of the us is beautifully unfit for office it follows weeks of mass process to mandating that he quits israel's prime minister is threatening further action against gaza after airstrikes on monday and rocket fire from the strip tension remains high after the biggest israeli palestinian military escalation in recent months. the charity save the children says seven people including four children have been killed in an air strike on a hospital it supports in yemen the agency says a missile struck a gas station near the entrance to the tough hospital just outside the city of sodom in the northwest of the country. we're back into it c r a top story on the move by the army chief of staff the president's applause these bits of the ca's time in office under schapelle has been looking at the online reaction to this
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announcements. like the announcement made a few weeks ago that president of the lizzie's beautifully co would not seek a fifth term in office people are treating this news with caution now it may appear that the army has thrown beautifully under the bus as far as here chose to put it and it is a major victory for protesters far bigger than the one everyone especially those outside of algeria celebrated a few weeks ago but that doesn't mean that the algerian regime is out of the picture as michael here points out there's many many people who are tweeting these sorts of cautionary thoughts and joseph here as a final comment i'll bring you who says yes the status quo has changed but it's impossible to ignore the historical role and the power of the army here he thinks this is just a means of the existing power structure facilitating a controlled election as a path out of the unrest and a return to stability of how he's wondering why the army didn't declare the
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president unfit weeks months or even years ago especially considering that we've seen hundreds of thousands of people protesting across algeria for weeks now calling for the president to step down and which is like it did announce that he would not seek a term in office some did celebrate on the streets but many many others thought he or his ruling circle would find a way to make it four years plus clinging on to power however they could. that was true as prime minister says he is very concerned so after an al-jazeera investigation revealed links between the u.s. gun lobby and the straightly and political party officials from the n.r.a. were filmed by our investigative units advising a strictly as one nation policy on how to influence public opinion after a mass shooting andrew thomas reports. this is denise is.
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just. one corner they were. one of those and has been caught. trying to trade on what started as an al-jazeera undercover investigation into the united states is national rifle association is now dominating australian news and the top of politics there we have reports that one nation officials by sickly sought to sell astride his gun laws to the highest bidders to a foreign buyer and i find that a part of one nation is a far right anti immigration party that's growing in influence in australia it's officials caught trying to get donations from the us gun lobby is big news that's because first for donations to political parties were recently made illegal in australia with one nation foremost among those calling for that ban and second because most australians are proud of their strict gun laws and a concern that any political party suggesting they could be watered down or changed
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that is particularly true right now in the aftermath of the horrific mosque attacks in neighboring new zealand earlier this month on chu state the one nation officials caught on camera trying to turn the tables pointing at the undercover reporter of al jazeera and never ever ever suspected him or wildest dreams that this guy was employed by middle eastern country while just your own as an australian story to you in a kind of politics this is skullduggery at its worst this is the very first time a strong leader has witnessed political interference from a foreign government but the al-jazeera program make rejects that the evidence is on the video the video is quite clear one nation says the al-jazeera documentary will seriously and unfairly damage their election prospects in the meantime it's dominating australia's airwaves and online andrew thomas al-jazeera sydney.
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and you can watch the full program from al-jazeera is investigative units how to sell a massacre on al-jazeera this wetness day at one am g.m.t. . venezuela's opposition leader one has described the country's second major blackout this month as a new tragedy addressing the national assembly blames president nicolas maduro for the pirates the government declared choose day and national holiday to help cope with the blackouts woman has again blamed his u.s. back to porn and of sabotaging a dumb provides most of the country's electricity. well the political and economic turmoil in venezuela has created latin america's worst ever refugee crisis of the three million people who fled in recent years one million have left for neighboring colombia as for the un's refugee agency has set up its first sensor to receive
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venezuelans who've escaped the crisis or sundra here to report snow from my co. it's an image more often associated with countries real refugees are fleeing from war while the stains in the desert of northern colombia might seem a surprising sight they could become an increasingly common one like thousands of others yet became unable to feed their three children in neighboring business where she took a chance moving them here and soon ended up sleeping on the dusty streets of the border city of either let us in that we slept on the side. it was scary and it was difficult to find feet i would skip meals to feed them i needed to eat to feed the little one i would worry and cry until they pull me to this camp. this is the first camp the united nations refugee agency has built in colombia where more than a million been this wayland's of sought refuge from hunger and shortages. the un's
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not calling it a refugee camp but a migrant center where the most vulnerable state temporarily to gather their strength. their yami sorry ass is relieved to leave the desperation back home behind her and says every meal for her daughter bridges their joy was. basically you know when we were screened they told me she was underweight thank god she gained weight since be brought here and is recovering fairly well until recently the colombian authorities had resisted the idea of opening camps like this one fearing they would have convince more people to leave but with more and more families arriving from venezuela and ending up on the streets local authorities decided something needed to be done hundreds of people families are still living in the streets on my couch due to the lack of alternatives and lack of shelter solutions. the local authorities to. unity are too to intervene.
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exhaustion is palpable among the arrivals but no one is giving up seventy four year old daniel was an engineer for venezuela's state oil company after losing his pension for protesting against the government he's selling chocolate on the streets to support his wife back home. you know maybe. i came without knowing what i was going to achieve but i've always been strong and i'm going to perseverance a sentiment of resilience echoed here again and again with venezuelans happy with their brief response i and life however pleadingly feels a little bit better alison. the pentagon has authorized the transfer of one billion dollars to begin building a wall along the us mexico border the funds are the first signs of a national emergency declared by president donald trump to bypass congress and
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build the barrier he pledged during his election campaign democrats have protested against the move but the house of representatives leds to override strunsky to offer rest of ends the forcible emergency shihab rattansi has more now from washington. the democratic leadership would fail to get a two thirds majority in order to override the presidential veto was never in doubt but this was a symbolic vote and we can perhaps expect more symbolic votes in congress to register the opposition to the declaration of an emergency as this now moves to the courts perhaps to the supreme court the argument isn't about the necessity of having a war it's about whether the president's emergency declaration is constitutional whether it actually breaks the rules of a separation of powers whereby congress appropriates from the president according to members of congress simply appropriate funds really appropriate funds having
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failed to win the argument on capitol hill to get the money for his war so that's the argument will be argued in the courts and by congress consistently showing its opposition to the presidential emergency declaration the democratic leadership and some republicans hope they can win the day in court now that that's where this argument will be played out well president trump is claiming complete also exoneration in the miller probe but his legal worries are far from over trump's family his business and his inaugural committee all remain the subjects of several on going investigation al-jazeera as christine salumi takes a closer look. of all the lawsuits and investigations hanging over the trump presidency experts say the biggest threat could be here at the federal court in manhattan southern district that's where trump had his campaign it's where most of his businesses are based and it's where many of his children
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live so they've got direct oversight and jurisdiction over him second of all the southern district of new york is highly independent notoriously independent there the president's former lawyer pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions and implicated the president testifying he made payments at the president's direction in an effort to silence an adult film star who claims she had an affair with him federal prosecutors have signed immunity deals with the trump organizations chief financial officer and the publisher of the national enquirer to obtain their cooperation and they've subpoenaed information from the president's inaugural committee that could be used to look at how it raised and spent a record one hundred seven million dollars more than twice as much as for any other inauguration is there any other wrongdoing or illegal act that you are aware of regarding donald trump that we haven't yet discussed today yes and michael cohen's
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testimony before congress has raised speculation about a possible third line is investigation related to the president's business dealings . the southern district a well known independence has earned the nickname the sovereign district but current justice department regulations prohibit federal investigators from indicting a sitting president state officials face no such restrictions however and they are currently looking into the president's foundation as well as his taxes and the attorney general of the state of new yorkers pretty powerfully antitrust may decide i want to test the legalities of indicting the president they could indict lots of the president's associates. he has no pardon power over crimes in the state of new york federal prosecutors could wait until president trump is out of office to press charges either way the unresolved cases are likely to cloud next year's presidential election kristen salumi al jazeera new york well the u.s.
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has blacklisted members of a network of firms who they say have been working to circumvent the country's sanctions against iran sicko hain has more now from washington d.c. the u.s. treasury says it is sanctioning more people in trying to cripple the iranian economy and now they're far focusing on twenty five different people and entities not only in iran but in turkey and the united arab emirates the department alleges that these people in these companies were helping to trade the iranian reale and turn those into u.s. dollars and euros more than a billion dollars worth and they believe that was used to help the revolutionary guard so this is all part of the trouble ministrations continue to attempt to try and hurt the iranian economy just last friday they issued more saying sions against the effect the iranian weapons development teams so again trying to put pressure on
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iran but this time someone unusually going outside of iran in targeting people and companies inside both turkey and the united arab emirates. a former senior police officer in the philippines since president. has been forced to graph with two chinese men allegedly involved in illegal drugs. reports. former police senior superintendent eduardo are shared to face the media afraid but to find he has been in hiding for several months and has received death threats but now he's presenting the results of an investigation he led before being dismissed from his job last year. the report which was submitted to senior police officials in the summer two thousand and seventeen details the alleged involvement of two chinese nationals in the smuggling of illegal drugs into the philippines the former police officer says one of the men also helped set up an illicit drugs
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laboratory in dabao city the hometown of president would be good to territory in two thousand and four the chinese national was appointed economic advisor to the government and was often seen in the president's company. that is what scared me is the president even aware of the background of this person my conclusion is that the drugs in the group have already penetrated the top levels of our but the michael young group are conduits in the importation of illegal drugs in the country a shelter says he did consider at one point the terror to wasn't aware the chinese national was a suspected drug lord despite his report. when the president mentioned that michael young was just a drug user or a pusher because at that time they already had a copy of the report so i don't know if may report. by someone close to the
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president or if they submitted a different report to the president when the turtle was sworn into office he promised to end the presence of illegal drugs within the first six months. more than two years on thousands of filipinos have been killed in the president's so-called war on drugs the fifty years allegation and ironic is that in spite of the report given to. be with the president michael young was a point this is economic manager or economic advisor of the president the government denies the allegations a spokesperson says they have cleared the chinese national of drug links. the government also says a share to himself as answer allegations he was involved in a major drug smuggling operation last year i don't think michael young was ever involved otherwise he would have been shoot or would have been on the norco list but the government has yet to explain the process it uses to decide the jails or
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otherwise of suspected drug lords the dossier about the chinese nationals alleged involvement goes back fifteen years and it includes detailed information about associates in the philippines and other countries duggan al jazeera manila. well as the us struggles with a national opioids addiction epidemic that has killed more than two hundred thousand people in two decades a company blamed for fueling the crisis has agreed to pay two hundred and seventy million dollars per day pharma and its owners the billionaire sackler family are accused of using deceptive practices to push their drugs on to serious alan fischer reports it is a new day in oklahoma. and for the nation in our battle against addiction. it's estimated one hundred thirty americans die every day from an opioid overdue
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the president has declared it a public health emergency nobody has seen anything like what's going on now as americans we cannot allow this to continue several states including oklahoma city big pharmaceutical companies have pushed opioids to boost profits the insist they don't play the risk of addiction while claiming their drugs would treat a wide range of conditions and while thousands die each year many more are struggling through addiction which has led to serious social problems including a spread of hiv and hepatitis c. dealing with the consequences cost states millions of dollars a year this is the first settlement in more than. sixteen hundred claims perdue faces from states and cities and individual american counties the company says it might be forced to consider bankruptcy other major companies have so far refused to settle the first trial involving other companies ish edgel in oklahoma in me in the
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coming weeks. this team and i will continue preparing for trial where we intend to hold the other defendants in this case accountable. for their role in creating the worst public health crisis our state and nation has ever seen the settlement in oklahoma provides millions for addiction rehabilitation and treatment the pharma companies will come under renewed pressure to reach a nation white settlement with state and local governments possibly along similar lines alan fischer al-jazeera. still to come on al-jazeera have we seen the last of the mixed martial arts biggest star all the details coming up after this.
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oh here is far and i with the sports. thanks very much italy recorded a huge win in euro two thousand and twenty qualifying on choose day they thrashed liechtenstein fics nil. scored twice as these talents made it to add to that result puts italy top of group j they're trying to make the euros after failing to qualify for last year's world cup. spain have also secured a second straight when they beat malta to no and now top group af and in the scandinavian darby sweden and norway drew three three european clubs have repeated their intentions to boycott the revamped club world cup which is set to launch in two thousand and twenty one for president confirmed plans for the new book tournaments at a council meeting in miami earlier this month and plan is for it to feature twenty
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four teams and replace the confederations cup the european club association is concerned about congestion in the international match calendar the position was a stunt a sense today and we as you see it floods will confirm that we are not willing to participate in this competition at this moment in time because of the congested calendar before we actually address the revamping of the club world cup there were and are still a matter of topics that we want to discuss and agree with fifa and they all saw under the umbrella of the international much tighter montenegro's football association has been charged by you a for over racist fan behavior it happened during their home loss to england in monday's qualifiers derogatory chants were aimed at england's black players while similar abuse has also been a major issue and all stray liam aussie rules star liam ryan seen on the right has
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been on the receiving end of racist posts on social media referred to him as a monkey earlier his team the west coast eagles released this video in response we do not accept don't tolerate rice use them when will this end. the term monkey all right can be same as just one calling but for aboriginal people because it's much much deeper than that it is a throwback to really settlement when this land was settled on the terra nullius or no man's land the reason for that is because aboriginal people were thought of as human beings. but matt who attack two time wimbledon champion petra committed has been sentenced to eight years in prison a check court ruled that thirty three year old radom zanjeer a cause committed a serious bodily harm when he attacked her in her apartment back in december two thousand and sixteen the twenty nine year old suffered severe stab wounds on her
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left playing arm world number two returned to tennis just five months after that attack is currently competing at the miami open former two weight you have seen champion conor mcgregor says he's retiring from mixed martial arts a thirty year old irishman hasn't fought since last october when he lost to lightweight champion can be he was suspended for six months after that fight ended in a math brawl mcgregor made the statement on social media just hours after a t.v. appearance in which he discussed his hopes of fighting again later this year our sports correspondent leigh welling's has more. one of those this is not the first time that qana mcgregor has retired from mixed martial arts and not the first time that he's retired on social media and that other time in twenty six they knew of course very quickly said that he regrets that he was falling out with the sports bosses kind back and forth again obviously we live in
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a more of social media where someone can come out and say something but by then go back home quickly bob even if this was an official press conference you don't it for you and said it what has happened throughout history not just mixed martial arts but also i would boxing is a long history of fighters retiring i don't find anything to say they'll never be back it's so often the party day that will bring them back and it all adds to the foot of feel around as well i mixed martial arts is a very serious side to it obviously the level of interest has grown extraordinarily but it's also about big days and if something was offered anywhere close to the thirty million dollars he was said to have made we've got boxing match with floyd mayweather even something far less than it could tend to not it's all part of being able to sell fights and u.f.c. events and that's all your sport for now more later thanks fireable that wraps up
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