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scandal that's rocked the nation to its core and exposed hundreds of schools official accused of accepting bribes just to show the most dangerous commodity one s. sometimes take a spot today or a difference to blow up a personal bond that gains judicial corruption as a matter of. i come out of my compass in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera examines one man's extraordinary battle for justice in ghana. a potential new problem for donald trump the fide f.b.i. deputy director reportedly hands over notes of his conversations with the president to the investigation into russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election.
forty back to watching al-jazeera live from doha also ahead his forces and their allies begin the final phase of their offensive against kurds skinny northern syrian city of free. it's election day in russia there isn't much there isn't much doubt about the results but what will it mean for long term policies much less. and a new debate over facebook and privacy after revelations that data on users found its way to a political research for. thank you for joining us the political storm surrounding the firing of a senior f.b.i. official is gathering momentum in the us media reporting that andrew mccabe kept personal memos on his interactions with president donald trump and those documents
are now with the special counsel investigating the trunk campaign's ties with russia sachs f.b.i. director james comey has also issued a direct warning to trump tweeting the american people will hear my story very soon and they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not our times hit back criticizing the media for its apparent sympathy for mccabe but also saying komi knew all about the lies and leaks at the f.b.i. and now transpersonal noir has told the daily beast publication that the entire russian investigation led by robert mueller should be shut down and present trump for his part took to twitter once again to denounce the investigation as a witch hunt specifically mentioning robert morris name. now lawrence korb is a former assistant secretary of defense he says they are unprecedented levels of tension between the white house and the f.b.i. the fact that you fired the director ironically it was colby coming out
a week before the election and reopening the investigation into secretary clinton's e-mails that really slung the election to trump because before that circus very quickly have been a little bit ahead and then he plyers him the cost on the fact that he didn't want him to would investigate that code lose it when in fact that they f.b.i. had to do that given all of the evidence that they have about what russia was trying to do with the election or i think if they try to squash a mole or is just a geisha it would be like when you nixon fired his special prosecutor i think even the republicans would rebel against that and that would cause an awful lot of problems for president trump because mahler is a republican he has been appointed by republicans to office so it's not a porter said question asked even raja's is a member of the donald j. trump for president advisory board he says parts of the f.b.i.
actually relieved that trump is cleaning up the agency. i could tell you the agents i've talked to they're glad that the swamp is being drained they know those rank and file troops who work so hard know that their engine c. has been tarnished and weaponized and politicized by the upper echelon of that agency and they want him gone yes there really trump is in control because the economy is booming taxes have been reduced our military strong he's working very very hard with world leaders to bring countries together their country is very very strong and the people in this country so that your international audience understands they look at the russian investigation and all these investigations on the bottom of the peril they're worried about their quality of life and the president is delivering on his promises no chaos in the white house i don't believe he's going to fire robert muller but i can tell you this there's a lot of pressure on the congress on the attorney general to put an end to this fishing expedition not one shred of evidence has connected the president of the
united states when he was a candidate and now that he's president any connection to russia there has been no russian collusion that has been uncovered thus far and that's not going to happen because it just isn't there i don't believe the president's going to fire him there's nothing to hide from on to the world news now and to his forces have begun their advance into the northern syrian city of a free and following weeks of fighting it's one of two major battles at opposite ends of the country which have displaced tens of thousands of people civilians have been streaming out of territory in a free and held by kurdish white b.g. find is a circus forces and the syrian are lies have fought their way into the city in southern syria near the capital damascus thousands of left rebel held areas in eastern guta over the past day more than one hundred people have been killed in strikes by government and russian forces in the past forty eight hours they've captured more tolerance to more towns in fact and are now in control of eighty
percent of eastern ghouta from the turkey syria border andrew symonds has our reports. anywhere else in the world they'd be running for their lives but this is syria it's a slow procession the body language of mental exhaustion and fear they may not know what lies ahead of them they've only been able to bring what they can carry but they feel there's no other option but the eastern ghouta yet. the command of the syrian army urges all civilians to leave the areas under control of the extremist organizations through the safe corridors we affirm that we will continue to fulfill our national and constitutional duty to defend the nation until the return of security and stability throughout the country there is no united nations operation here to be mistaken to expect a full ceasefire not far away reports of airstrikes killing more civilians one of several districts zamalka hit again on friday activists had reported incendiary
bombing which russia had denied the head of the main syrian opposition group criticize the un for failure to protect people. from alone we hold the united nations and the security council directly responsible for being silent around these crimes and for failing to take action to prevent these crimes but let us not forget that the syrian regime holds direct responsibility for these crimes along with the countries that continue to stand by it airstrikes are known to often coincide with such operations to evacuate civilians the opposition say it's a deliberate ploy to cause more terror and the syrian observatory for human rights says at least thirty civilians died as they attempted to fleeced and go to on saturday in a separate battle civilians caught between the kurdish white b.g. and the turkish backed free syrian army fighting in a fringe had been leaving in larger numbers and the turkish military denied
attacking the city hospital killing sixteen people on friday it said these pictures were taken on saturday morning showing the building unscathed but the syrian observatory for human rights had shown video there were damaged building it claims is the hospital. as f.s.a. fighters took control of a prison and turkish forces maneuvered the un born dick was deeply alarmed by reports of civilian deaths and it was also concerned about reports of kurdish fighters using civilians as human shields and drew simmons al-jazeera killis on the turkish syrian border. british prime minister theresa may says she's considering the next steps after russia announced it would expel twenty three british diplomats the move is in response to the same number of its own diplomats being ordered to leave the u.k. diplomatic action follows friends accusation that the kremlin is behind a nerve agent attack on
a former russian double agent and his daughter china home reports from moscow. after days of waiting it took nearly ten minutes for british ambassador laurie bristow to be handed russia's written response we gave russia the opportunity to explain healthy material to soulsby and we all structured to declare that material that's the capability to the organization the production to the weapons russia did neither therefore we announced certain steps russia today has informed me off the steps that russia will be taking in response to that. the decision to remove twenty three british diplomats from russia mirrored u.k. prime minister to resign may's own statement on wednesday expelling twenty three russian diplomats from london the countermeasures didn't stop with the expulsion of british diplomats from the embassy here they were as well what the russians would call asymmetrical measures to match to reason may's promise of looking more closely at the sources of russian money in the u.k.
so britain's diplomatic presence in russia will be further reduced by the closure of its consulate in st petersburg russia second city and the operations of the government funded british council will cease a charity that promotes british culture abroad the russian government has long suspected it of being a cover for british intelligence it is though what in diplomatic speak might be described as a measured response what soon as the russian does not want to escalate the fresh wanted to ask then the response to british expulsions could be in the event of more severe way with the americans they could exploit more they could cripple actually the british mission. and moscow. russia is sending a message of words with the rhetoric continues but no more serious action in london theresa may chose to double down russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter the attempted assassination of two people on british soil for which
there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable the british government may be emboldened by a show of support from allies like france and germany along with new sanctions aimed at russia by the united states russia meanwhile may be looking for ways to calm things down jonah hill al-jazeera moscow. meanwhile u.k. police have contacted several russian exiles with concerns over their safety following the murder of a prominent businessman. was found dead in his home in london last monday needs parker has more. the murder investigation into the death of nikolai glitched coffee is well underway he was body was found here at his home in south west london on monday with what police described as compression wounds to his neck he was due to appear in court earlier on monday to answer a longstanding allegations of fraud that had been brought against him by his former
employer russia's national airline araf lot where he'd previously worked as the company's chief financial officer he'd been given political asylum here in the u.k. in two thousand and ten after previously serving a five year prison sentence in russia for financial irregularities police are also undoubtedly going to be looking at his links to the russian oligarch boris berezovsky who was a staunch critic of the kremlin and of late he may have putin he was found dead in mysterious circumstances in two thousand and thirteen and bush coffee his friend and business partner always believed that bearers of ski had been murdered police and the british national domestic intelligence service m i five five are now said to be looking at previous cases of other russian exiles here in the u.k. that have died in mysterious circumstances they're said to be reexamining a number of cases including that of the death of boris berezovsky police here
though are not linking the death here to the poisoning of a gay and yulia script and songs be just under two weeks ago on that case the british prime minister believed that it was in her eyes and equivocally the russian state that was behind the poisoning whereas shortly after the poisoning she'd insinuated that possibly a nerve agent manufactured by the state could have got out of the hands of the russian government but now she's focusing her attention directly on the russian government blaming them for that poisoning the investigation there and solsbury continues. meanwhile polls have opened in russia's presidential election which is widely expected to hand me and put in a fourth term in office that means he would lead the country for the next six years according to russia's constitution this is the last time he can say that it's unclear who will he may replace him or insley has our report from moscow. from.
whatever you think of him there's no denying that a lot of mere putin has made russia important again here he was in two thousand and four winning a second term as president against a field as hopeless as the one this year but then russia's opinion on world affairs didn't count for much but as he said during this campaign people are listening now his own leadership has been designed to guarantee a continued direction for russia down a very definite path making sure there is a voice in the world as loud as that of the united states at home his admirers say his achievements have been enormous commitment to the coolest when putin came to power it was hard for us to understand that in our government american advisors work and why were they telling us what to do nobody was talking to russia about solving global problems our country is putin's life and therefore russia's life is our president actions which in recent years made russia's presence felt have been
utterly polarizing the annexation of crimea turning the syrian war to the advantage of the asset regime cost russia heavily putin never looked comfortable at g eight meetings at the best of times now russia is abs western sanctions and the total mismanagement of russia's oil and gas wealth left most of the world's biggest country impoverished while a small clique in moscow grabbed all the money. it is striking how putin's popularity is very often it is strongest in places which is seen almost no material benefits from his nearly twenty years in power you don't you go to show how potent identity politics and nationalism can be and they remain putin strongest cards. and so the people who run russia coming up against a problem putin is presented as the only man to keep russia great but after this time is time supposed to be up so what who comes next yes if you had reported on
your credit for that one option is that after twenty twenty four he changes the constitution as they did in kazakhstan and china and he stays on as long as he is capable. in the next two or three years he will pass power on to someone acceptable unless he decides to stay on forever putin will have to use this last term to cement a legacy from the look of it it will lean heavily towards militarism and even greater hostility to the west he says after all what putin does best hoarsely al-jazeera moscow still ahead on al-jazeera the push for change in nigeria ahead of next year's presidential election. a precious resource why one of india's busiest cities could soon run out of water. hello there we've got another weather feature that's developing over parts of north america at the moment the satellite picture is showing
a fair amount of cloud at the moment but nothing too sinister is this system over in the west that's developing edging its way towards the east and it will be sucking up a lot of moisture from the gulf of mexico so some of this in the southeast it looks very wet there during the day on monday and that system then rotates all the way down around towards the west over this area of low pressure and it's also dragging down from the north as well so plenty of wintery weather across the plains of the southeast as i say pretty wet the further towards the south and for the central americas plenty of sunshine with us at the moment not a great deal of what weather is tall the showers are mostly here over parts of panama and into columbia but elsewhere it's looking mostly fine and fairly warm in the sunshine to go further towards the south though and for us in south america there's been more wet weather here some rather heavy showers have been with us over santiago recently that's all clearing away though so sunday should be fine and feeling warm in the sunshine up at around twenty six degrees there is more in the way of cloud and rain though overboard as ari's that's also over parts of europe
and it's gradually pushing its way towards the north and to clear away from porn is always there as we head into monday them with a bit of sunshine twenty four degrees shouldn't feel too bad. with. on counting the cost are russians getting all they bargain for economically as lemay putin heads for reelection plus saudi aramco keeps the financial world guessing the globe's largest i.p.o. on ice will be asking what's behind the delay counting the cost and i just you.
welcome back our top stories on al-jazeera the political storm surrounding the firing of an f.b.i. official is gathering momentum in the u.s. media reporting that andrew mccabe kept mammals on his interactions with present donald trump and that those documents are now with the special counsel investigating ties with russia thousands of people are fleeing a friend in northern syria forces begin their advance inside the city is the latest phase in a two month of pensive to push out kurdish fighters who take you regards as terrorists and the polls have opened in russia's presidential election which is widely expected to hand him a putin a fourth term in office that means he would lead the country for the next six years . at least sixteen refugees including six children have drowned after their boat
capsized in greek waters three people managed to reach the shore and allege the authorities it happened near the island of i got to niecy near the turkish coast greek authorities believe twenty two people were bought the wooden boat and are still searching for those missing. to nigeria now. which has the largest economy and population in africa but nearly half of its people live in poverty three years after voting in mamadou bihari as president many nigerians say bill has changed now a year before the election they are demanding action reports from nigeria's capital aperture. the next election is not until february next year but nigerians are already debating campaign messages inspired newspaper headlines and opinion columns at opposition headquarters the faces of potential rival candidates to president mohammed two hundred are on show their subtle east one confirmed challenger in september a southern state governor announced his decision to stand in two thousand and
nineteen others including some within the ruling party impatient to know if he will seek reelection those who have us be sure whether once the presidential to make his position known if you're going to rome that will help me to make up my mind where is going to. then i will have to tell myself it is physically formidable challenger or i'll have to source. last week twenty state governors meeting within president biharis ruling party the all progressives congress or a.p.c. and lost him as a candidate for the two thousand and one thousand photos that move along with a decision to postpone internal party elections until after the presidential vote is angering some they fear and so win for the president to secure his power base within the party and marginalize potential rivals its locus bhushan and some of the party members of already going to court so you throw in the party into crisis already to retain power through the back to. it's undemocratic and there will be
close a casus nigerians say that when they elected president rouhani in twenty fifteen they look to him for the same old stuff leader for the country in the one nine hundred eighty s. they expected him to end corruption in security and fix the economy and now many of them say he has failed to meet their expectations not his supporters of course who still see in him the savior of nigeria you look at the actual men of dissidents fresh in their leadership will preside over one hundred in less than three years or three years. you have no choice than to indulge in physical attack for anybody to think and you will talk about their history going to say not is that digital you can't dictate to him it is consciously right for this administration i don't want to be given a chip minuscule bit and into corruption. go but is fighting corruption absolutely
no alleged corruption in their own government and adapt i do not believe this to get it and if you look at the living condition of legends today is wow was than what it was three years ago so an account of that is going to be difficult for nigerians to relive was a moment where the really first listen to me behind his government announced what it said was the end of boko haram fighters for many nigerians that's hard to believe the abduction of one hundred ten schoolgirls in the north east in february has challenge that claim and prompted questions about how much progress has been made against the armed groups mohammed fein and dizzier of nigeria. china's spawn a mint has confirmed new terms for more top officials among them is premier league a chance as well as military and knowing foresman heads lee technically holds china's second most powerful position but analysts believe his influence may have been diminished by the choice of wang chih shines vice president was voted in on
friday along his ally president xi jinping. sri lanka's president has signed an order to lift a state of emergency and nationwide curfew was imposed twelve days ago following on race between sinhalese and muslim communities mobs set fire to muslim owned businesses and a mosque during riots in kandy the violence began when a group of muslim men work use of killing a man belonging to the majority similar put his community. the attorney general for the u.s. state of massachusetts says he will investigate how millions of facebook profiles were hava said by a us firm called can break. it was employed by donald trump's election campaign to provide personal details of potential voters newspaper reports say details from fifty million poll finds were gathered by the uses didn't know rob matheson reports . politics is about persuasion to win votes politicians
need to know who to persuade and how to persuade them that's where firms like cambridge analytical in the us come in they collect huge databases of information about people that means companies or political parties can tailor their adverts or messages to specific audiences harvesting the information is legal as long as the people giving it know it's being collected i think people are getting the getting to a point where they're just providing information and not thinking about the implications and there are security issues there are privacy issues and there are issues there hey it ain't none of your business and i think everybody ought to think twice before they reveal any information unless they know why they're doing it details from millions of facebook users were gathered by a professor from the u.k.'s cambridge university using a personality testing out created called this is your digital life those facebook users gave their permission for the information to be used by him but it's alleged
the data was then sold to a third party cambridge analytic or in violation of facebook's own policies. cambridge analytical was employed by donald trump's presidential campaign in twenty sixteen the often personal information it held on millions of facebook users is said to overload the trump campaign to influence how many of them voted the companies also said to have done the same thing in the run up to britain's bragg's it vote in twenty sixteen cambridge analytical denies wrongdoing it says it deleted all relevant records in december twenty fifth when it discovered how the data had been obtained from facebook it also says none of the data was used for the trump presidential campaign facebook also says it's done nothing wrong its legal counsel says we are moving aggressively to determine the accuracy of these claims if true this is another an acceptable violation of trust and the commitments made we will
take legal action if necessary to hold them responsible and accountable for any unlawful behavior while facebook has suspended cambridge analytical some say it's not doing enough the entire statement that facebook published essentially contradicts itself because it talks about you know all these measures that they are going to take to protect the data but on the other hand they knew that you know there had been a bridge data and they hadn't done anything this latest controversy is again raising questions about whether personal information should be used as a political tool rob matheson al jazeera new footage has emerged of the moment a newly built pedestrian bridge collapse in the u.s. this dash cam video taken on the road out for international university in miami shows how in a split second the bridge crashed on to vehicles below the investigation is now turning to a voicemail left fine engineer who reported cracks in the bridge days before it
fell hour began removing parts of what's left of the bridge from the road at least six people were killed when several vehicles were crushed in the wreckage on thursday. one of the world's fastest growing cities is running out of water bangalore is a hub of technology but it's going dry as a result of urban growth neglect and unpredictable rainfall. has more. bangalore is the epi center of india's high tech industry it's even nicknamed silicon valley despite all its advances in cutting edge technology it's facing a major problem water or rather the lack of it in that if you tell a big bang a little bit of what this is this is the main point of this and then if anything the city is going to get collapsed it will be because of the war but the city's population has doubled over the last fifteen years to more than ten million as young i.t. workers arrive to take up high tech jobs but about half of them have to rely on
tankers for their water supply i would say this is because of unplanned that been a zation that has happened in the bando landscape sold a senseless irresponsible ad but as a ship bangalore's dry fields are replacing what was once fertile and profitable land farming is now on luxury and fewer crops mean higher prices at local markets. it's also a challenge elsewhere in india thousands of farmers marched to mumbai recently demanding more access to land and financial help from the government india is not alone inadequate supplies of water have become an international problem cape town in south africa has its own crisis to deal with after a three year drought the city is predicted to reach a day zero in early july when its water supplying reservoir sink below thirteen percent of capacity in india the supreme court is now involved last month that
allowed for a new river sharing arrangement for the indian state of karnataka of which bangalore is the capital and the prices on board the call as if not a. looming problem which is one of. the. the middle almost falls almost everyone holds two big measures needed in order harvesting and order conservation measures it's hoped the warnings are now being treated seriously enough that action can be taken to preserve lager and keep it flowing county a little blue so the young al-jazeera. hello again i'm fully back to deal with the headlines on al-jazeera the political storm surrounding the firing of an f.b.i. official is gathering momentum in the us media reporting that andrew mccabe kept memos on his interactions with president donald trump and that those documents are now with the special counsel robert mueller was investigating ties with russia
president trump for his part took to twitter again to denounce the investigation as a witch hunt specifically mentioning more live by name. thousands of people are fleeing a freen in northern syria forces begin their advance inside the city is the latest phase in a two month offensive to push out kurdish fighters who turkey regards as terrorists in southern syria meanwhile in the in the capital damascus thousands of match rebel held areas in eastern for the past day more than one hundred people have been killed in strikes by government and russian forces in the past forty eight hours. two more towns and are now in control of eighty percent of eastern go top. u.k. prime minister to resign may says she is considering the next steps after russia announced it would expel twenty three british diplomats it's in response to the same number of russian diplomats being ordered to leave the u.k. britain has accused the kremlin of being behind the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter. in law is of the previous behavior we on to
supply to the response of this kind and we will consider all next steps in the coming days alongside our allies and partners. but russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter the attempted assassination of two people on british soil for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable and china's parliament has confirms new terms for more top officials among them is premier league challenge as well as military and law enforcement head sleeve technically holds china's second most powerful position but analysts believe his influence me have been diminished by the choice of one chief shanghai as vice president is a close ally of president xi jinping those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next year it's counting the cost. facing new realities growing up when did you
realize that you were living in a special place a so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter is activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on and talk to al-jazeera at this time. alarm has a secret this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week are ordinary russians getting all way bargained for as my dear putin heads for reelection. also this week saudi aramco puts its i.p.o. on ice and keeps the financial world guessing about.
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