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u.s. house panel has voted to hold the attorney general william barr in contempt of congress for refusing to hand over an andree back that copy of the report on russian election interference are released a censored version of the report last month his refusal to submit the an edited version to accusations that he was lying to congress about special counsel robert miller's concerns earlier president trump used executive privilege over the report shielding it from public view pascaline is following developments from washington after a long and contentious hearing the house judiciary committee has voted along party lines to issue a contempt of congress citation against the william bar the u.s. attorney general this is all over the robert mueller the special counsel's report about potential collusion between the trim campaign in russia and obstruction of justice barr released
a redacted version of the report the democrats who controlled the committee said that's not good enough they want to see everything that was blacked out they want to see the evidence underlying conclusions they said the timeline did not give them that report so now they have issued this citation now both sides both parties try to paint this as a very different issue democrats say this is about checks and balances republicans say this is about getting the president we have a constitutional responsibility to serve as a check and balance on an out of control executive branch the attorney general is totally out of control he will be held in contempt of congress i think that the my democrat colleagues are still in denial that the president was actually elected so now it goes to the full house for a vote we're at it again likely to pass then it seems likely the democrats will try to get a judge to order bar to release the information or he could be held in contempt of court which. potentially actually means jail time one thing making this even more
complicated the president is claiming executive privilege saying that it's confidential and that democrats in congress don't get to see this report again that is something that is likely to be challenged in the courts. polls have closed in south africa in the most closely fought election since the end of apartheid twenty five years ago the governing african national congress is expected to win the most the seats in the national assembly but with a smaller margin if it does its leader cyril ramaphosa will remain as president for me to military ports now from cape town. south africa's governing african national congress says it's confident it will when it seeks democratic national election and it's likely to pull that's despite internal splits factionalism the resignation of a president and a swarm of corruption allegations that stayed at the party for the career month we're going to get out of this election is to lead up the process of growing our
economy on an inclusive braces so that rikan our growth the why and the needs of poor people in our country the money we are getting here is we must have service delivery and are going to. i don't want any for excuses i just want us to work. almost a third of south africans are unemployed and the economy is in decline the agencies competing against forty seven other parties to win the election the highest number ever while most of them may be too small to challenge the a n c the main opposition the democratic alliance remains us through it having made gains in recent local elections and newcomers the economic freedom fighters led by julius malema who was once loyal to the a.n.c. have attracted voters unhappy with the governing party whatever numbers will receive from our people will welcome them with both hands it's
a monday even one vote counts will accept that those are the results and this is what the people of south africa feel abode day. of the thirty five million south africans eligible to vote nine million did not register observers say growing voter apathy shows how unhappy people are with all political parties vote says here say they're looking for change they say they want jobs houses and with the living conditions while they have been small protests in various areas voting hasn't been disrupted he. in the township of quietly china in cape town people want to basic services like running water and electricity we didn't see any change and then now that's why you we stand up for our organization and then we need you to know what's out there whether you like the instance or any by the people eyes grew out of the unfolding remote obviously bad history five years ago its way which is low to rise
date yet there's a lot of sprawl is the real illiteracy times are sometimes days long or ten while millions of people want their lives team proved it made up result in them abandoning the a.n.c. and that's what the party may be relying on loyalty and belief from its supporters at the a in c. will do better for me to mellow al jazeera cape town south africa still to come on al-jazeera a surprising show of support for venezuela's nicolas maduro in washington as activists take over the embassy past sober driver is to send a blunt message to management walking off the job to demand better wages and rights .
hello there it's turning cooler for some of us in australia so thanks to this is a weather front that's making its way towards us it is bringing some rain as well but it's making sure it's going to fill a good deal cool and wet a force in adelaide so it's up temperature of fourteen degrees and quite a cool day then that cool weather works its way across melbourne as well as we head into friday so op sempra joe will only be at around thirteen they could even be a little bit of snow over some of the high ground from this system towards the west largely fine for us in perth with the top temperature of twenty two degrees over towards new zealand role the wet for many of us here particularly if you're in the western parts of the south island you see the cloud that's given us all our rain recently and there's plenty more wet weather still to come the worst of the weather again on thursday will be in the western parts of the south island but later on during the day it really gets a regular push its way northward so i think for the north island that could well be a fair amount of rain first thing on friday but then things will improve and we'll get to around twenty in all cleaned as we head further north for many of us across
japan there's a good deal of cloud and that clouds are really going to cling on as we head through the day on friday particularly in the southern hauffe of hunchy further north there's a better chance of seeing some sunshine and in that sunshine should feel fairly pleasant sendai getting to around twenty four degrees. leverages. abductions killings and unanswered questions we don't know what happened so we can't heal faultlines investigates why native american women are vanishing into disproportionate numbers in the u.s. the search. missing and murdered indigenous women. on al-jazeera are still searching.
welcome back is a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president on transfers impose new sanctions on iranian steel and mining industries any stray further action if it his words does not change its behavior the measures following iran announcing its rolling back on some restrictions to the nuclear program the move stops short of violating the landmark two thousand and fifteen deal and the u.s. house panel has voted to hold attorney general william barr in contempt of congress refusing to hand over and and we back that copy of the report on russian meddling in two thousand and sixteen election. sudan's protest leaders are threatening to
launch a nationwide civil disobedience movement after accusing military leaders of delaying the transfer of power to civilian rule military leaders have said that they could hold elections in six months if an agreement cannot be reached with the opposition the two sides are odds over who will lead sudan until new elections are held and for how long. the from the vote we agree to continue demonstrations and escalate our activism this collation in itself is not the goal the revolution has yet to achieve its demands we have not yet transition to a civilian government and we are yet to remove many of the elements from the old regime it is clear that the reappearance of security services and the resumption of their activities just like in the old days means the change has not happened yet and that we still have lots to do for all those who lost their lives that's why we will continue to march on till we achieve our demands. a prosecutor from the international criminal court has briefed the u.n. security council on efforts to investigate crimes committed in the libyan conflict
fatou bensouda appeared at the united nations in new york despite her visa being revoked by the us government our diplomatic editor james base has more ever since gen half the began his advance on tripoli a month ago there have been consistent reports of atrocities of war crimes committed by his commanders some of them even documented on social media the chief prosecutor didn't refer to any specific incidents but she did give this warning to all commanders in libya the law and this is clear where a commander knew or should have known that their subordinates we are committing or about to commit crimes and failed to take all necessary and reasonable measures within his or her power to prevent or oppressed such crimes the commander may be held criminally responsible the world health organization has to make certain in
the last month more than four hundred forty people have been killed in libya more than two thousand and moving sixty thousand people displaced from their homes the u.k. drew up a draft resolution for the u.n. security council calling for a ceasefire but it couldn't get the other members to agree. a faction of the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast at a popular shrine in the city of lahore at least ten people including four police officers have been killed by the explosion of one of the country's oldest shrines victoria b. has more. forensic scientists focused their attention on a police band damaged in the blast it was parked outside a popular sci fi shrine in the city of lahore offices responsible for guarding the entrance to women inside the game. most of the wounded have been moved to mount
hospital according to initial reports there were seventeen to twenty two wounded and rescue workers ongoing seven to ten people are in critical condition but we can't say with a bit dead or alive. a faction of the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility analysts say it marks a new wave of what they call religious fanaticism i personally think it's extremely what islam but i also believe that the faction is not operating in full full talking it and but it's fun because there have been some previous attempts in the past have been foiled by the security agencies the data shrine which dates back to the eleventh century has been targeted before a suicide attack nine years ago killed more than forty people pakistan's government improve security across the country after an attack on a school in push our that killed more than one hundred fifty people mostly children that was five years ago but this attack shows that armed groups can still cause
chaos in one of pakistan's largest cities victoria. activists are refusing to leave the abandoned venezuelan embassy in washington d.c. after president nicolas mahut was diplomats were expelled last month the u.s. government recognizes the opposition leader as the country's legitimate president but is there have been unable to take up residence castro has more. none of the people living inside washington's venezuelan embassy since april are venezuelan officials or even than a swindler they are members of an american leftist group called code pink and they moved in after the diplomats of president nicolas maduro moved out for about four weeks now we have been living inside the venezuelan embassy as guests of the illegitimate venezuelan government the only legitimate government of venezuela
the material administration code pink says the rise of opposition leader kong why go who has declared himself interim president is the result of a u.s. led coupe. that's an accusation these programs on his way list strongly reject they same two thousand and eighteen election victory is in dispute and why do as leader of the national assembly is the rightful president i would love for them to read eventually. and. this is definitely not a jewish group. ok to emphasize that point the venezuelan counter protesters have surrounded the embassy trying to pressure those barricaded inside to leave. at times the tension has escalated into skirmishes i need to get up having done that way through a lot of work and they don't even know where venezuela is because none of them have this this is my venezuelan id i'm venezuelan and tony bennett told that the united
states recognizes. as venezuela's president the state department says anyone inside the embassy without authorization is a trespasser but the vienna convention bars us police forces from entering to physically remove anyone and thus the standoff the protesters locked inside why dove's newly dispatched diplomats locked out. why doses newly appointed ambassador to the u.s. can only stand outside the embassy door. sill to clear government in waiting has been shut out of the united nations as well along with russia and china the u.n. continues to recognize as venezuela's president meanwhile sixty five countries support why don't know he should be able to do what is what he's been doing as a question and he's being recognized by the major demonstrations in the world but
while there's disagreement in this way and there will continue to be disagreement abroad the standoff at the washington embassy a proxy for that battle. castro al-jazeera washington. drivers of the ride sharing app have staged a global strike the man thing better pay and working conditions employees in major cities across the united states the u.k. brazil and australia shut down the app in protest during peak daytime hours the demonstrations come just days before the company lists its shares on the new york stock exchange brennan has more from london. movers i.p.o. on friday expects to raise between forty five to fifty dollars a share that will raise some nine billion dollars for the company and valued the overall company at night to billion dollars and that's going to make some rich man either a judge of his colonic the company's founder with his eight point six percent stake
that will be valued around eight billion dollars but jeff bezos the found another i was on he invested some three million dock in the day that will be valued somewhere in the original form a good million dollars if this i.p.o. goes to black the protesters here outside of us love that headquarters on happy that the riches being enjoyed by the executive simply not filtering down to the drivers this is a message we need to see. the public investor synchrony but that's not acceptable if they want to find profitability they're going to need to find a way of achieving that without exploiting workers the protesters are most unhappy that the way the business model works is to aggressively cut costs but they say it's the driver sort of bearing the brunt of that a study by j.p. morgan found that between twenty seven c. and twenty. one twenty seven seat drivers were three percent less than they had been. the drivers feel that they are being squeezed at
a time when the company is reaping the benefits and remember as well this is a company that has never wants made a profit it's almost a good company nevertheless it festers still seem to think it is worth backing. the french president has commemorated the seventy fourth anniversary of the end of world war two in europe emmanuel mccraw met war veterans and they'd a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier under the in paris victory day or v. day marks the allies try and provide that to germany on may eighth one thousand nine hundred forty five. and now a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump is impose new sanctions on a rainy and steel and mining industries and he's threatened further action if in his words tehran does not change its behavior this comes hours after iran announced
they would roll back some restrictions to its nuclear program the move stops short of violating the landmark two thousand and fifteen deal but president has son ron is threatening more action of countries do not shield it from u.s. sanctions she had breast cancer has more from washington. on the arms deal and copper sections of the iranian the river aryans economy target not just the. within iran who deal in these metals but also those around the world who want to do business with iran their revenues are potentially going to be frozen by the u.s. if they're found to be doing business with with iranian entities that the the work and in the metals but donald trump in a statement says in fact nations are all mergers that are now in iranian steel and other metals into your ports will no longer be tolerated so clear threat again to international powers not to trade with iran a u.s.
house panel has voted to hold the attorney general william barr in contempt of congress for refusing to hand over an unredacted copy of the report on russian election interference but released a censored version of the report last month his refusal to submit the an edited version to accusations that he was lying to congress about special counsel robert miller's concerns. polls have closed in south africa where the ruling a.n.c. is expected to win another majority in the national assembly if it does its leaders cyril ramaphosa will remain president but opposition parties are expected to make some gains in the four hundred member of parliament accuse the a.n.c. of failing to grow the economy and drivers of the ride sharing app or have staged a global strike demanding better pay and working conditions employees in major cities across the united states u.k. brazil and australia shut down the app in protest during peak daytime hours well
those are the top stories faultlines is next and i'll see you tomorrow thanks for watching. all of america still struggling to pay their rent a problem isn't just limited to those cities. a former governor of the idiots of will back across the country. we bring you the stories of the shaping the economic world we live in. counting the cost on al-jazeera. the amazing kid. she was just. always trying to help others. and i don't think i tottered take care of herself. so it's ten years on and you see you're still searching you're still searching the streets. across the united states indigenous families are searching for their loved ones.
for closure and we tell each other what do you think she said this was. just me cry for help because she prayed. show. in body. and searching for answers why their family members were taken from them. but once traveled across the u.s. to look at what's behind the crisis of indigenous women going missing. and ask what more can be done to stop it the ones with good. food good news or what. i mean we were. in the. we've come to camp washington just
south of seattle. tina russell is showing us some of the places where she's going to search for her niece alyssa c. and we had search parties do all this area over here this was because i actually had a dream i found her body back there why do you keep the fliers in my car and i never know when i need to make copies of meet somebody i'm talking about a list on how to move wired sometimes it's just a beach in a park near my garden go to the beach and just walk along the beach or i don't know flyers. and really. it's been just over ten years since alyssa's family saw or heard from. she was twenty one and see of the red dress yes so i made this red dress and eventually going to put a charm on and put it on a skirt that i'm making for myself right now. knows you and that is the cutest good to ever and she did not like this because she did not appreciate a good choice because her to it was a kid out of time for the family back then what about alyssa's mother was dying
alyssa's here in this is it was his brother henri. we knew she wasn't going to be there much longer we told the list talked to her on the phone she's like oh ok. i'm on my way. and she in all the years her mom was sick sure was always there she would just go somewhere be. not show her. she might be late she. that was the last time barbara anyone from the fair. i spoke to her. a few days later alyssa's mother died and there was still no word from alyssa everything happened so fast with my sister being. it's like there were so many blows we were just thrown into. turmoil to
many witnesses come forward now as witnessed as said that they saw a list of talking to somebody in a green truck with a place. that was one of the only leads that turned up after alyssa was last heard from a witness said they saw her talking to a man in a green truck at this intersection. another important development in the case was of the camp police received a nine one one call from melissa's cell phone. the night when it turned out to. sergeant tim ford was one of the original detectives on melissa's case and heard the nine one one call it almost like sounded like now but the call cut and police were unable to pinpoint a location just really bothers anyone and i want to when you listen to it you know when you're out you can hear her voice go. maybe go out and i remember going to
bothers me that we would never ever get any credible. evidence pointing to anybody and. with no answers from authorities the family including alyssa's little brother jim are are left wondering what happened last friday. and. if she's still alive or gone every time somebody they find a body every single time there's a body found on the news there's a pos. it's literally like you're dead for a moment because you have to wonder is that alyssa i think i'll call the corner more than. anybody should in a lifetime. the family can only search wait and hope including alyssa's daughter who was only three years old when she went missing she had this big string of beads and she would hang it on the door selling case her mom came home she could hear the
beats rattle. we don't know what happened so we can feel. for relatives of people who go missing finding closure is often impossible. and stories like alyssa's are all too common in the united states where native americans go missing at a disproportionately high rate. two hours away from where alyssa was last seen is the optimal nation. very thing and there is. a pain in her. words. to put this in place to. help others. i mean his rights know i have
a problem here here we are not and if it hurts. and you know me or any write. this. letter from the army next. i mr pratt her family member today this is about our community or family our loved one here. people are meeting here to raise money for the search efforts of risen to strong a thirty one year old mother of four who went missing and october she didn't mention where the hotel. i'm going to be her voice. across the country indigenous communities have been trying to draw attention to cases like reason. you can't really give them anybody else here that's here and there are still there. but advocates and family members have started to raise
awareness about the high rates of violence the disproportionately impact indigenous communities. part of the problem is that government agencies don't have comprehensive data on how many people in the us are missing we can't solve problems we don't have. we can't prevent violence that we don't bother to pay attention to the needle casey is a doctoral student who has built a database to keep track of how many indigenous women in the u.s. and canada are missing and have been murdered whatever information we get is just kind of handed to us with no context or explanation and there's never any opportunity to include us in that data collection or analysis process so really what we're trying to do is find and gather as much information as possible to support chimes in native communities in making you know effective data driven
decisions on how to protect our women and girls in need as documented over one thousand five hundred cases in the u.s. dating back to one thousand nine hundred seventy five percent of the cases of just from the past two decades people ask me a lot you know why or why or why are native women going missing or being murdered what's the reason and the reality is unfortunately there is no one reason i think the one unifying factor would be caught hell with them and i'm going call your occupation it teaches people whether you know native or non-native it teaches folks to undervalue native women to see us as less than human to see us as exotic and sexy and easy to use and abuse when you talk to family. these are there any commonalities in their experiences with law enforcement i think you know why and general commonality that most families experience is that law enforcement. are not helpful especially in the beginning hours when it matters the most so whether
someone has gone missing or has been killed will. usually there's very little communication with families families are often not made to feel as if they're being heard and i know that these barriers are immense. this is making making. personal. and may. feed into. this why wait. you know. every family who has somebody who's missing or who has experienced that at one point or another they know the scale and the magnitude of that crieff and confusion and frustration that comes with the process of trying to thirteen advocate for a missing loved one and magine that ten fold fifty fall of
a million like we don't know. the ripple effect is so much becker and any of us are even able to measure. the backyard. i would hope there are people over. because she always used to be up there the matter what time of day it was my to be a better. the biggest one. we've always lived through and i'm back yard but that's where we would. we wouldn't hear her but we'd hear her. one of the most important things law enforcement can do when someone goes missing is to act quickly.
that didn't happen in the case of fourteen year old any scot on the northern cheyenne reservation in montana she was this place this ball of light that was just . the last time her mother paula spoke to her it was a friday evening last december and he called to ask if she could go to a basketball tournament and i told her no i mean you can't you grounded. and she said ok i'll be home in a bit tonight so last i heard. one hand he didn't come home. all of first took to social media to ask if anyone had seen her. five days later she and her husband nathan went to the local law enforcement the bureau of indian affairs or b i a a federal agency the reason why i was down there is reaching out to them is because i needed help to look oh where.