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in one of the final strongholds we don't assume terse work we have the story we're doing lifelines the last drops on al-jazeera. the washington post is reporting that the cia has concluded that the saudi crown prince mohammed bin ordered the killing. press forward. in front of an empty space where his coffin should have lied. to her robin what yard is their life and these are our other top stories. this is a crucial moment for you. the u.n. says the warring sides in the yemen conflict are ready to go back to the
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negotiating table also prime minister appoints a new negotiator but will he be able to carry out a mission. we begin with developments in the murder of the saudi journalist the washington post newspaper is reporting that the cia has concluded the saudi crown prince mohammed bin ordered the killing of the show last month let's get the very latest from mike hanna is our correspondent in washington d.c. and mike this news just breaking really about a report in basically a national newspaper but certainly. the white house will be quite concerned as will many politicians across the capitol to hear this news. indeed yes sir must one reads on must remember that in the past twenty four hours
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a number of politicians have stated bluntly that they believe that the crown prince mohammed bin someone is responsible and should be held accountable for the murder of jamal khashoggi so certainly this is going to be more ammunition to those politicians to bring pressure to bear on president trying to take some more tangible action not just against individuals that have been identified by the saudi authorities but also possibly against the crown prince himself as the washington post reports we have been unable to independently verify it is based essentially on feelings within the cia people familiar with the situation of the sources quoted by the washington post essentially in terms of the washington post reporting it is a weight of evidence that points towards the involvement of the crown prince involving among other things the degree of power that he wields within saudi arabia the fact that nothing will be done without his approval also if the reports of telephone
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intercepts conducted within the united states and of course the audio recordings which turkey reportedly played to the director of the cia on her visit to that particular area so certainly this is going to increase the pressure on the trumpet ministration i'm just point out a statement that's been issued by the publisher of the washington post fred ryan he says in a statement that there are still too many questions unanswered about the death of jamal khashoggi he insists that since the very beginning there has been an attempt to cover up those ultimately responsible for the killing and he's called on the united states government to launch and in pendent investigation an independent investigation into the circumstances of the death and to hold those and find those accountable even if they be at the very top of the so. the government only in the last few days mike we saw various senators and as you say politicians all wanting
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an explanation but those in the senate themselves were actually saying they want to gene husband to come back and explain a lot with several other senior government figures as to exactly what's been going on really sort of to to lay the groundwork out for everybody so that all singing off the same hymn sheet they want an explanation how much pressure do you think is going to be on the cia to explain itself in the light of this newspaper report. well certainly the cia for the record in the newspaper reporter has declined to comment at all on the matter but yes there will be pressure added pressure to bear on the cia members of congress have been pressing for a confidential briefing by the director of the cia they've been doing so since she paid that visit to turkey they've also requested an independent briefing from the secretary of state following his visit to riyadh and to turkey as well that has not yet been forthcoming members of congress even this week saying that they hope that
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it will happen soon certainly even just at the level of for example the senate judiciary committee all of whom have very high security clearances but this is going to put pressure to bear on the various arms of the trumpet ministration the cia the secretary of state to brief congress on what is happening but importantly too it will bring more pressure to bear on president trump to take some more tangible steps now the sanctions that were imposed on seventeen saudi nationals in the past twenty four hours were welcomed by members of congress but each and everyone was adamant that this is simply not enough and we've heard from a number of members of congress anger at the fact that the crown prince mohammed bin salman is not on the list of those being held accountable and is not facing sanctions imposed by the united states treasury for the moment leave it there thanks very much let's join glenn karl he's a former deputy national intelligence officer for the trans national threats the
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cia joins me now via skype from boston in massachusetts good to have you with us on the program a newspaper report wouldn't go ahead and report such explosive you might say information without being one hundred percent sure that the information is coming from a very secure and reliable source and it's a great deal of pressure on the cia to come forward to make a statement. well you know i don't think that it is a great deal of pressure the cia will probably will not comment on this kind of report however the washington post wouldn't report this unless they were accurately reporting what they believe the cia said so which is a slight nuance now one can anticipate that the congressional oversight committees will have been briefed or demand to be briefed on this and there gina haswell or
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senior representative from the agency will go and present the assessments the assessments are necessarily true and the cia does air sometimes but the assessment will be very responsibly reached and i don't have any doubt that . reading the report itself got a copy of it's of a fall in line of what the washington post has to say they're talking about sort of the way that the cia's conclusions about its role was based on the agency's assessment of the prince as the country's de facto leader basically it's about how this investigation has preceded and potential thoughts about how it may end and how it may end according to this report is even the cia thinking that the prince himself will stay in position will still be the de facto leader will still be the future king and that's really the way that president trump would like it to be can
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it be when so many other international capitals are adamant that mohamed bin salon was behind this. well i think that there are two parts to how the cia will have done its work and made a success and it will have been asked say what what happened who did this who is responsible and then it will. canvass all of it but sources human sources technical sources open sources and if each report says this is something i think important for people to understand each report that is submitted if i have a human source and i submit it to the agency that report will be a step for reliability now you don't give it an eighty three percent likely that's an impossible scale to have but you will say the source is unimpeachable it's first hand information sources repeatedly have been substantiated corroborated and
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then you'll have the same assessment effort made for each report whether it's a telephone intercept or not then on to those reports will be brought together with the assessment of our understanding of how powers exercised in this instance in saudi arabia and those will be brought together to say well all these reports concord there is no dissonance or there or if there is we nonetheless assess the following in this instance the report is clearly overwhelmingly uniformly from what one can sense gather in. in agreement with itself which is that m.b.'s mountain someone once response of his which is no surprise frankly to anyone but until you have overwhelming this essence by multiple sources the agency would not reach that conclusion they have reached that and then it would assess the second part well what is the likely consequences this and that gets into
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a little tea leaf reading or crystal ball gazing but it's based on the experts understanding of how the power is wielded in saudi. now i share the assistance of once again which is that this is the facts are pretty damning for the crown prince but that he's unlikely to fall as a result is there anything else the cia can do at this moment in time in terms of a genius bill has been talking to listen to the tapes has come from he has briefed his subordinates as well as the white house what other procedures that you can say crosses the t.'s and dot the i's full at least the white house to be able to assess how the president moves forward with this well you never accept any single bit of information as true. by itself you will always go back and double check you will task that's the term that we use in the task you are sources
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to address specific questions so the question here is who ordered the murder. and then you will go out and meet all of your sources now that might be human and technical it might be indirect it might be direct and then you have them address the question this happens over and over you will always check double check triple check. your the answers and the questions that you ask and you'll independently assessed and each time once that's done the agency an intelligence unit do not recommend policy so say here are the facts as best we are able to determine them and then it is up to and we believe that n.b.s. will remain in power for the following reasons and then it's up to the policymakers the white house to say thank you and we will now do you follow and whatever they decide that that's that's not the agency can't weigh in on that motion see what
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does happen in the coming days for the moment to thank all thanks so much for joining us sir. in time muslims around the world have been bombing enjoying friday prize they gathered in mosques in indonesia turkey saudi arabia and the united kingdom and recent reports from istanbul. forty five days after jamal khashoggi murder they come to pray. with a grief that permeates a gray rainy day. abound all the more poignant because of the empty space of the most solid stone here where a coffin should rest one of the show jews friends set the tone of the day after this prayer we are going to look for. justice not anger. deep grief but we are looking. justice for. another friend
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expressed similar sentiment even by moment done by us into this was a barbaric act committed in the twenty first century this wasn't just the murder expressions of anguish of regret and the quest for justice amongst it all more revelations from the turkish media about the last moments of jamal khashoggi his life events that dispute the saudi account of what happened. turkey's harriot newspaper says a so far on heard of odia recording disproves the saudi assertion that jews murder was not planned the newspaper says the team can be heard discussing how to kill him the audio apparently contradicts the latest version of events from the saudis who are only twenty four hours ago said he died after being injected with a large dose of sedative following a brawl. and turkish investigators say it's already been established from the
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original recording that close shoji was strangled to death a not drugged a ruling party official who knew well says the saudi investigation can't be credible. it's an investigation that is headed by the crown prince and that investigation says he isn't related to what happened in each one organization of this investigation is problematic you can expect an independent fair judgment from that court among those here were many who didn't know because shoji who was murdered in their tragic way unfortunately so that's why i'm here today it's really symbolic for me to this prayer. is impossible not to react as a muslim and the human being we are here to do our duty for jamal khashoggi. loved ones who maintain privacy on this day maybe some level of comfort spiritually but
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closure seems a long distance away and to simmons' al-jazeera is tumble. the united nations the voice of yemen says the warring parties will attend upcoming talks in sweden but who fighters say fighting continues. to coalition launched airstrikes on the port city of data diplomatic editor james bates as will be allowed to impede the trials when he brief the u.n. security council special envoy martin griffiths was talking about the prospects of yemeni peace talks due to take place soon in sweden is a crucial moment for yemen i've received firm assurances from the leadership of the yemeni parties the governor of course first and then they are committed to attending these consultations i believe they're genuine i like specter to continue in that way and to. appear for those consultations and indeed so do the yemeni people who are desperate for a political solution to
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a war in which they are the main victims also briefing the security council the head of the world food programme who says the country is only months away from full scale famine david beasley had just forty eight hours earlier being in the main yemeni port of her data while in yemen he visited a hospital in sanaa that only has the capacity for twenty child patients a day they receive about fifty cases those not admitted as sent home to die one little child and i remember little feet was sticking out the blanket and it was kind of cute and i went to called the little feet you know to get out to get a little smile and just like took on a ghost and nothing there. next week the u.k. will circulate a draft resolution to the other members of the security council calling for
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a sation of hostilities at the data and other key locations used for transporting aid how will saudi arabia react diplomats tell me they don't think the saudis welcome the idea of a new resolution james plays out jazeera at the united nations well still ahead here on al-jazeera russia goes on a charm offensive in the central african republic we'll bring you an exclusive report from operations in rebel held territory the heavy loss to stadiums of the kilogram weights home and how to replace the grand cape as if the time has to storage. from a fresh coastal breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. hello her set this story time and time again the cloud doesn't reflect very much over china but there's certainly action going on from the sky we've got snow and
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the high ground in western sichuan chengdu is a ten degree ten degrees this green is rain it's pretty interesting to the yangtze valley up towards shanghai the snow on the northern edge is just catching higher ground and the wish for winter to tuck in just hasn't made it yet so you've got twenty six degrees increasingly humid with this on shore breeze in hong kong but probably dry up to the south of that is a bit of a gap but not much to be honest a cluster of thunderstorms him the south china seas heading towards southern vietnam and cambodia it might even turn to something of a circulation which of course always in hans's the right the corolla is a couple of fine looking days are virtually no showers in the philippines where the rain should be going south into internees you have got a day off in java by the look of it mark of last on the showers are coming science but. this we had two days in some vietnam cambodia of that rain coming in a few showers standing in thailand rather dry spell in peninsula malaysia and
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sumatra maybe it's time now for indonesia to really get settled in with the showers . the weather sponsored by cattle and peace. welcome back you're watching officer most of all top stories the washington post is reporting that the cia has concluded saudi crown prince mohammed bin sultan ordered the killing of jamal khashoggi it follows a turkish newspaper had reporting that investigators have an audio recording of a fifteen member saudi team planning the murder before and to the consulate in istanbul. press of taking place around the world for the murder journalist people have been gathering in mosques in indonesia turkey saudi arabia and the united
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kingdom. also the united nations special envoy for yemen says the warring parties will attend upcoming peace talks in sweden before and as a civilian schools and hospitals in the poll city of a data were hit in the latest as strikes by the saudi led coalition. britain has a new secretary as prime minister treason many fights to save a draft withdrawal agreement struck with the european union now stephen barclay steps into the position vacated by dominic robb one of a number of conservatives who quit after the tory cabinet backed the deal made took a plan to the public on friday speaking on london radio to try and sell the agreement but a number of other parties senior lawmakers say the agreement will be rejected by parliament jonah hole has more right side the u.k. parliament. well the ship of state on friday evening is looking more stable than it was twenty four hours ago to resume a has appointed
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a new briggs it secretary replacing dominic robb who resigned on thursday stephen barclay up to now a junior health minister but crucially a leave supporter that portfolio requires a leave supporter to make it in any way effective he takes up the position albeit a portfolio reduced in stature to reason may will be leading the negotiations we're told at least over the next ten days with the e.u. she's also brought back into her cabinet amber rudd the former home secretary a pro remain minister and a close ally of to reason made to take up estimate based position at work and pensions that's a big boost to the prime minister to have her back in cabinet and of course the five leave approach leave cabinet ministers who've been on the verge of resigning for the last twenty four hours including michael gove he's a big fish and they've all decided to stay on and try and see this deal of hers through parliament so stability restored up to a point in this context that doesn't mean much more than that she and the
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government may survive the weekend because next week there is the possibility of a leadership challenge coming to pass the forty eight letters are received by the backbench committee chairman calling for a vote of no confidence by a conservative by the m.p.'s we're told that number is approaching nobody will know until the moment comes but of course if to reason may's voted down to have to stand down whether there are the numbers in her party willing to see her go though is another matter given that five of those senior cabinet ministers have decided to stay on they may know that the numbers simply aren't there to defeat the prime minister. people have died in violence between muslim and christian groups. public the united nations extended the peacekeeping mission.
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has been granted exclusive access to russian. territory. thousand and eighteen. a beauty pageant in a country torn by sick tarion violence courtesy of the russian federation the russians are in their charm offensive in the central african republic. the new special advisor to the presidents dispatched by moscow. the kremlin is keeping a close watch on a country the west is ignoring fourteen rebel groups are fighting one another pitting muslim and christian communities against each other to control a country larger than france or rich in minerals diamonds and gold. from above the scale of destruction becomes visible these are abandoned villages and ghost towns after rebel attacks. all countries are doing their best to help
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peace is a challenge there is no simple solution but we think we can achieve this. it is under russian escort that we travel deep in the country. in rebel held territory. here the russians have set up a well guarded small clinic and the waiting room is a short video playing on repeat celebrating this new alliance between the two countries. we get a little bit to eat a little medicine we will take the how. can we turn home. dr ellis gave enough is treating thirty patients a day. which you could this is a community suffering from the trauma of war the gunshots the fear and the lack of access to health care has made things worse for the yorkers from what in september thirty christians were killed by muslim militia andrea and with the u.n. described as potential war crimes and crimes against humanity in the west you have the anti belike of fighters that are in control this center east and south are
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various seleka militia groups fighting each other to control the area we wouldn't be able to film here if we weren't under the escort of the russians they're right behind the camera and we kept filming them but since their arrival the fighting here has stopped. one hundred seventy russian military advisers are in the country some are deployed in the northern border more expected to come in the months ahead critics of the kremlin say this operation is led by mercenaries here to steal diamonds in exchange for security a claim they deny. while russia's presence is unsettling to the west the people of the central african republic too often ignored are now finally getting the attention they deserve because hawk al-jazeera banky. seven united nations peacekeepers are being killed in the operation against the group in the democratic republic of congo twelve soldiers were also killed or
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wounded in the offensive near the city of benny is the biggest loss by the un fall since fighters killed fifteen troops nearly a year ago. dozens of passengers have been burnt to death in the second bus disaster in zimbabwe in the past ten days the red cross tweeted pictures of the charred remains at least forty two passengers were killed and twenty injured some with severe burns a gas cylinder being carried on board suspected of starting the inferno last week two buses collided killing fifty passengers u.s. president trump says that he's written for the investigation into russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election trump has repeatedly criticized national council rubber bullets inquiry calling it a witch hunt he says it's drawing to a close and that he answered the questions himself my lawyers are working on that i'm working that i write the answers by which the right answers i write answers. a series of questions i've answered them very easily very easily i'm sure they're
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tripped up because you know they like to catch people you know with the weather sunny or was it raining he said it may have been a great day it was rainy therefore he told a lie perjured himself ok so you have to always be careful when you answer questions with people that probably have bad intentions but. you know it's the questions were very routinely answered by me me by. now to a story that's taken away of some scientists shoulders sorry about the pole scientists from sixteen nations have gathered in fronts and cheered after making the landmark decision to overhaul the way a kilogram is assessed the barker reports of a side on the outskirts of paris about what it all means we're really they are the masters of measurements custodians of the kilogram the international general conference some weight some measurements is gathered to vote on redefining a vital calculation since eight hundred eighty nine the kilograms been based on
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this cylinder of polish platinum alloy the chunk of metal known as k. is so precious it's kept deep in a high security vaults near paris it is the mother of all measurements from which all weighing scales everywhere in the world are calibrated but there's a problem the gran case losing weight over the past one hundred twenty nine years of interacting with the air around it not to mention the occasional polish it's lost atoms fifty micrograms of mass to be precise it's just an object so if you use it you have to use it very carefully even when you put it on a balance you might change its mass a little bit it's not it's not guaranteed to be stable you have to keep it under the best conditions it. is a replica of the gronk a otherwise known as the international kilogram prototype copies like this a calibrated against the original roughly every forty years or so increasing the
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possibility of inaccuracy that's unlikely to matter much when you're mixing ingredients together for a cake or measuring apples in the supermarket when you're mixing chemicals or putting together the ingredients in sensitive pharmaceuticals hyper accuracy matters. so what will replace look wrong is the new standard kilogram the answer lies in quantum physics obviously the kilogram will be based on a universal constant to nature such as gravity or the speed of light is called the planck constant very simply it describes the behavior of particles or waves in the atomic scale and it's measured using a complex instrument known as the kibble balance. which means that now we are in. a lot of technology which are based on that and need to have units which are you know i create. decision. a will now
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retire into storage a relic of a bygone age ensuring a kilogram remains a kilogram for all time and for all people needs barca al-jazeera france. you're watching i was there i was the whole robert these are all top stories the washington post is reporting the cia has concluded that saudi crown prince mohammed bin ordered the killing of jamal khashoggi it follows a turkish newspaper how to get reporting that investigators have an audio recording of a fifteen member team planning the murder before the journalist entered the consulate in istanbul meanwhile president taking place around the world for jamal khashoggi people have been gathering in mosques in indonesia turkey saudi arabia and the united kingdom the u.n.
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special envoy for yemen martin gryphus says the warring parties will attend the upcoming peace talks in sweden with the fighters say civilians schools and hospitals in the port city of data were hit in the latest strikes by the standard coalition this is a crucial moment for yemen. i've received firm assurances from the leadership of the yemeni parties the governor of yemen of course first and then that they are committed to attending these consultations i believe that genuine alike specked them to continue in that way and to. appear for those consultations and indeed so do the yemeni people who are desperate for a political solution to a war in which they are the main victims britain has a new brics it secretary as prime minister treason may fights to save a draft agreement struck with the european union stephen barbee replaces dominic robb one of the can them both conservatives who quit after the cabinet backed the
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deal made took the to the airwaves to defend the deal this is not the deal of the future relationship with the european union the deal of the future relationship with the european union means we take back control of arnold's weekend free movement take back control of our borders take back control of our money so we can spend it on priorities like the n.h.s. went out of the customs union out of the single market rather the common agricultural policy rather the cause issues policy that's rising people voted for that's why i'm delivering. seventy and peacekeepers have been killed in the operation against armed group in the democratic republic of congo twelve congolese soldiers were also killed or wounded in the offensive near the city of beni in the biggest loss by the un force since fighters killed fifteen troops nearly a year ago those are the headlines about with more news in half an hour next hour it's inside story do stay with us.
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more evidence. over the. recording that contradicts the kingdom's claims that journalist death was not premeditated the narrative changes almost daily as to come from turkey this is inside story.


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