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densmore is from around the world it will take 10 to a 1000 years for this to disintegrate and that's what choked me this if. i have the right to speak i have freedom of speech just as other people do. donald trump accused of attempting to intimidate the former ukrainian ambassador as she testified at the impeachment inquiry. on how i had seen this is al jazeera my from doha also coming out through lankans votes to alexa newsies are with ethnic divisions on the price after the deadly easter bombings. was no letup in
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public fury even though chile's government agreed to a referendum for a new constitution. i'm florence lu in beijing village judge on province china where thousands of villages like this one here have benefited from the boom in online shopping. u.s. president donald trump is facing accusations of intimidation after attacking the latest impeachment witness on twitter as she testified before congress on friday many of out of it she was the u.s. ambassador to ukraine until she was recalled earlier this year the inquiry is looking into whether trump withheld military aid to ukraine in exchange for a promise of an inquiry against his political rivals back home al-jazeera is heidegger castro has more now from capitol hill. president trump has said he too busy to why. the impeachment inquiry hearings threatening to end his presidency but
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he found time friday to catch some of the hearing unfolding on live t.v. and he tweeted about the witness on the stand his former ambassador to ukraine a woman he ousted from the post as we sit here testifying the president is attacking you or twitter. and i'd like to give you a chance to respond read part of one of his tweets everywhere marie of on a bitch when turned bad but would you like to respond to the president's attack that everywhere you went turned bad i mean i can't speak to what the president is trying to do but i think the effect is to be intimidating you've on of it is a career diplomat who served more than 30 years under presidents of both parties in a july phone call the basis for the current impeachment inquiry trump told the president of ukraine she was quote bad news and would go through some things it was it was a terrible moment
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a person who saw me actually reading the transcript said that the color drained from my face i think i even had a physical reaction it didn't sound good sounded like a threat democrats say trump's attacks on you of on a bitch amounts to witness intimidation and possibly an additional impeachment charge against the president trump defended his mid hearing tweet saying he had no intention to intimidate i have the right to speak i have freedom of speech just as other people do but they've taken away the republican's rights testified she was recalled from ukraine without cause she'd been drunk fully accused of undermining trump she said and was the target of a smear campaign conspired between trump's private attorney rudy giuliani and corrupt ukrainian officials or continues to amaze me. is that they found americans willing to partner with them and working together they apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of a u.s.
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ambassador you gonna bitch says she still doesn't know why she was ordered home on the next plane when she was gone by the time the white house pros security aid to ukraine and trump pressed the ukrainian president to announce investigations into his political rivals republicans say democrats have been unable to directly tie trub to an impeachable offense the problem of trying to overthrow a president based on this type of evidence is obvious but that's what their whole case relies on the getting what 2nd and 3rd hand information but now complicating the president's defense is this new evidence of possible witness intimidation in the form of trump's tweet that materialize before the public's very eyes democrats have tried to build up maria vonage as a sympathetic witness and now trump himself may have helped them make that case while putting his own presidency in greater jeopardy heidi joe castro al-jazeera
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washington. well more closed door testimony from the inquiry is emerging a u.s. embassy official said he overheard a forward cold between trump ounds the american ambassador to the e.u. she returns he has more on that from washington d.c. . david holmes as he accompanied us as you ambassador good and some of them to a lunch following someone's meetings with various ukrainian officials including president selenski and during that love someone decided to phone donald trump on his cell phone to update him on how things were going and don't trouble speaking so loudly holmes says that he could actually hear dog trumps end of the conversation and he heard from immediately are so are they going to do the investigations and someone said yes they'll do anything for you that they love you words to that effect and as far as holmes is concerned what they were talking about was the investigations into joe biden and his son hunter biden and hunter biden's business
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dealings with an allegedly corrupt energy firm after that conversation there holmes took the opportunity to ask someone so you just don't really care about ukraine or words to that effect and someone said well he cares about the big stuff so homes are small big stuff i mean like the war with russia and so on and said we're all here is really concerned about is the investigation into the bidens and what can politically benefit him. in some ways this isn't new we already knew the donald trump had asked the lenski to open an investigation in to biden from the transcript or partial transcript of the phone call but it does add to how involved the trunk was in trying to get the lenski to open an investigation into the bites in how involved he was into whatever someone and rudy giuliani were up to in ukraine despite donald trump's constant part of stations that there was no quid pro quo months ago there's no quid pro quo on this on this phone call but adds to that
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impression certainly from both around in the administration but holmes that that as far as they were concerned they came to the conclusion that there was some sort of quid pro quo so that's one thing that also certainly golden someone's testimony on wednesday the current baster more interesting because he did mention it in his last 2 appearances in congress there is yet another thing he may have to be have to remember and he may be in some some trouble as a result a former advisor to the u.s. president has been found guilty of 7 offenses including lying to congress and witness tampering watches stone was charged earlier this year juli investigation into russian interference in the 2016 election he's been found guilty of lying to congress about his contacts with wiki leaks juror in the election and his efforts to push one of his associates to back up his lies he'll be sentenced in february as a cocaine has more live from washington d.c.
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. it didn't take the jury long just about 7 hours to find roger stone guilty of all 7 counts obstructing official investigation lying to congress intimidating a witness basically this goes back to the election during the elections don't put out messages on social media that something was going to come with what you call the wiki leaks started with emails that were half in the democratic party the intelligence community now believes that that was done by russian hackers so congress as part of their investigation into potential locked interference called stone and he said it wasn't me it was this other guy there's no evidence that i was coordinating between wiki leaks and the trump campaign for the prosecution brought out texts and e-mails of witnesses they said in fact he was trying to get information from wiki leaks and he was conveying that to the campaign including up to then candidate donald trump the most serious charge here is the potential of intimidating a witness there this witness had messages from stone where he quoted the godfather
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movie about the mafia and threatened to get rid of the man's dog so now what happens well in february stone will be sentenced he faces up to 50 years in prison but the way federal guidelines work but likely face much less time than that of course now stone's going to be looking for his longtime friend and associate donald trump to give him a pardon right now he's probably his best bet to stay out of prison well that's hard to asian iran sri lankans are voting to elect presidents with ethnic tensions on the rise after the deadly easter bombings former defense minister go to buy a raja is widely seen as the front runner bunts religious minorities look at him with suspicion for his links to radical buddhist monks he's been challenged by such as a minister in the current government's well for more let's cross live now to bernard smith who joins us from central colombo a bernard these are crucial elections being held in the shadow of those deadly easter sunday attacks earlier this year. yes how there's
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already been indications as been at an attempt to intimidate voters with an attack on a convoy of about $100.00 buses carrying tamil and muslim voters these are despite these were voters who displaced during the civil war carrying them from where they live now to where they were originally registered to vote there were shots fired stones thrown an attempt to make a road block nobody was injured and the convoy was able to carry on its way but an indication of how tight the race is here between the pirates and such with the premadasa and all of it the tone of the campaign really struck can be traced back to those easter sunday bombings that killed 263 sri lanka's because right in the wake of those attacks what's a buyer rajapaksa announced his candidacy for the presidency promising to restore security to sri lanka. you're seeing sebastian's in the gamboa has been
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restored as a place of worship after last april's suicide bomb attack. 114 people were murdered here on easter sunday the bomber was one of 8 who targeted churches and hotels across the country killing 263 people. she'll put a silver one of st sebastian's caretakers sort all. that. our i think a righteous government will be good for the chat we can resolve issues of the church and we'll be able to find out who committed this offense a damning parliamentary report says intelligence agencies and senior politicians were briefed that attacks were coming but failed to act. after the bombing got a buyer rajapaksa backed by his brother mahinda announced his candidacy for the presidency promising to restore security. but that makes muslims like ryan dean nervous one of his textile shops once stood here it was one of hundreds set on
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fire by british nationalists days after the easter attacks broke and appeared. if the way some politicians have been campaigning is anything to go by we think muslims will have to be cautious right wing british nationalist groups openly support the rajapaksa campaign but got a buyer has said he will create a secure environment in which all sri lankans irrespective of their race or religion will be able to live in peace. because jaffna peninsula another minority worries about the return of the rajapaksa tamils $15000.00 people are officially missing after mahinda rajapaksa oversaw a ruthless crushing of tamil tiger fighters to end a 26 year long civil conflict. behi believes her daughter is still alive. the color would be $28.00 today. there is no place i have not gone in search of her she is nowhere to be found no matter who is
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in power our player has been the same she fears that what little progress has been made to account for the missing might be reversed by a government that may not want to look too closely into the past. there are $16000000.00 registered voters and there are $35.00 candidates to choose from the one with pick 2 percent plus one percent share of the vote wins but with so many candidates that might be unlikely on a 1st count but voters get a 2nd and 3rd preferences so they will then be taken into consideration and then the weather will be announced hala ok berna smith and i thank you very much indeed more from bernard and the team in sri lanka throughout the day the politicians in chile have agreed on a plan that will pave the way for a referendum on a new constitution as was announced earlier on friday and is aimed at pacifying ansi government protesters who've been out so on the streets for weeks but at least
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for now it doesn't seem to be working as demonstrators are back on the streets and they were once again tear gassed by police or latin america it's certainly seen human has more now from santiago. less than 24 hours ago chile's rival political parties finally arrived at what many call and stark agreement to redraft a constitution that will replace the one that is a hangover from the beach a dictatorship it had been a key demand of protesters and yet as you can see people are still back on the streets. and there are many reasons 1st and foremost they say that urgent reforms in health education pensions and better salaries chance await the estimated 2 years that it would take to rewrite a constitution for him to happen for example pension is i live on $200.00 a month i need to buy medicine and food but who cares the government is heartless. others say they simply don't trust their politicians and want to see the small
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print of the deal but the biggest complaint has to do with the agreement that would require an article of the constitution to be approved by 2 thirds of the delegates many say that would continue to give the wealthy minorities too much power but it looks as though it's excessive 2 thirds is the same limit that we have under the current constitution put there to ensure necessary reforms don't pass the government had a hope that by caving into demands for a new constitution the under arrest or at least the large number of protests on the streets would diminish and while some do say that it's a positive step that does require compromise most of the people here believe it's just simply not enough. still to come on al-jazeera. the libyan security forces far away supporters of former president at home are allas and fears of an escalation in iraq after a bomb targets a protest camp. hello
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there some other business and rain sitting across the southeast of the united states lots of cloud you can see here on the satellite and still that very cold air coming down from canada so temperatures generally are below the average minus 2 intro into on saturday but it should be mostly dry day just a degree above freezing in new york 6 celsius in washington the chance is in showers there and then really fairly unsettled lot of cloud working its way into the northern rockies and again some little bits and pieces of snow but not particularly heavy snow but it's going to be an unsubtle couple of days in seattle 14 celsius on sunday 6 degrees in new york and this is sort of the trend but it's beginning to warm up so saturday is a cool day into the sunny skies and look at this by the time we get to monday it will be mild a still cool to the average but that mild weather does come i'm afraid with that
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want to show plenty of showers across the caribbean as well fairly widespread quite scattered as you can see but it does mean mass on the palm was $26.00 celsius on saturday with those shows and then the rain fairly extensive through much of central america and still very unsettled into southern areas of mexico so shows into mexico city staying that way williams sunday but it does at least clear away from the yucatan peninsula an issue be a better day nasa and fine and dry in havana. the grim doomsday cult is would hundreds of followers toward tropical paradise. one o one a still mr gates the secretive sect accused of abuse and violence in fiji. on al-jazeera. talk to an older 0 we really don't believe the 2 state solution the deal you still believe in the 2 state solution we listen to what i just said it was
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that pakistan would never start a war i'm anti war we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter on the soldiers 0. this is al-jazeera quick reminder of the headlines for you this hour u.s. president donald trump is facing accusations of intimidation after attacking the latest impeachment witness on twitter as she testified before congress very advantage was the u.s. ambassador in ukraine from sickies of pressuring ukraine to investigate his political rivals government ensure lanka how far beyond buses carrying tamil and muslim voters but no casualties have been reported it happened shortly after the
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polls opened in the country's presidential election and politicians in chile have agreed on a plan that will pave the way for a referendum on a new constitution is aimed at pacifying anti-government protesters who've been on the streets for weeks but rallies have continued in the capital santiago on friday . now security forces in bolivia have shot and killed 5 protesters in the town all the cover. is the single most violent incident from the protests that have followed president ever morales's resignation an interim government has taken charge but rallies calling for a democratic transition of power have continued friday's killings and the death toll from bolivia's processed to 15 so risible has more from the past. once again clashes in the center of all of us. are supporters of libya's former
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president evo morales try to make it to the presidential palace notice so good at this he's a member of the a mighty indigenous community he says he wants democracy back when the then i was badly hurt by loath we only have these chin straps and sticks we don't have weapons but we will defend ourselves but we have our hearts in the right place and we want to defend democracy. even though some protests are violence people want to gather peacefully to demand elections but the situation is so tense that even journalists have become a target i was just only tear gas by the police on purpose this is what's happening in the middle of a plateau where people have been protesting peacefully a police officer just threw tear gas on my eyes many of those who protest i'm not happy with the interim president is anyone yes who they say does not represent them a series of tweets posted by her and very fired by news organizations in the past have offended the indigenous majority here. she took office without consent if it's
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not even the me what the military to come and call for elections the armed forces are also trying to quell the protests they're carrying the indigenous woodpile a flag which for many is more important than the national one bolivia's interim administration has made a foreign policy shift and ask venezuelan and cuban officials to leave the country they say they have been organizing unrest in the wake of the resignation of former president evo morales. these people were arrested for possessing firearms without a license they are foreigners they're venezuelans libyans are clearly concerned because there are these types of groups looking to destabilize a government that has been legally established which is headed by president jeanine . protesters from the city of cochabamba have been trying to reach the capital. videos and social media show that several people have been killed in clashes with the military and the police the videos could not be independently verified by al
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jazeera and then from mexico it will more or less said new elections are the only way to calm the situation down. here for the sake of democracy if the interim government of bolivia doesn't want me to take i have no problem not taking person new elections i just wonder why there is so much fear of evil but i'm willing to see it priorities and willing to bring peace to. but there are questions over whether his party will be allowed to run because it's been accused of committing fraud bolivia desperately needs men in full negotiations that will allow elections to take place soon as many believe only an elected president will be able to take the country forward. al jazeera. one person has been killed and more than a dozen wounded in a bomb blast in baghdad an explosive placed underneath a car detonated on friday evening security forces say the blast happened near tahrir square a focal point for protests that have gripped the iraqi capital for over
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a month well earlier at least 2 people were killed and dozens injured as security forces fired tear gas and live rounds journal to government demonstrations iraq's top sheer leader grand ayatollah ali al sistani called for calm in his weekly sermon at least $320.00 protestors have been killed and thousands wounded since demonstrations began october 1st protest as are angry about widespread corruption unemployment and per basic services. well rainey and sam protested in multiple cities after the government hiked the cost of fuel by 50 percent the move prompted fears of rising inflation despite saharan promising the revenue will go towards families in need charlotte bellus reports on the mobile phone video out of western iran shows people chanting fuel prices go higher the poor get poorer. the
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image repeats in the northern city of mashad except the words our dictator let go of our country. and near the border with iraq they repeat turn your car off while blocking traffic. a sunset fell across iran protests grew against a rising petrol prices and fuel rationing was the government introduced the hikes on friday saying it was to help pay for subsidies for 18000000 families in the had that said is that the 1st payments will be handled within the next week or 10 days and transferred to the families in model year a strong president believes that if there is going to be petrol price reform all of the new revenues will be paid back in full to the people but for many it was a shock motorists must now pay about $13.00 seems police or that's a 30 percent jump they're allowed 60 liters of fuel per month anything over that they pay double for the national with i hadn't heard the news i came here and
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filled $3.00 leases and then i noticed the price was $90000.00 rails then i asked and they said the price is now $30000.00 reales per liter mosher a sphere the consequences will be far reaching. in tehran and the rest of iraq everything is dependent on fuel prices if the price of fuel goes up in the night by day the price of rent will go up as well as other living expenses including fruit and vegetables it affects everything which is very bad i really believe that it will paralyze a classless society especially the labor. class the fuel price hike in rationing stems from multiple issues iran has huge energy reserves but a limited refining capacity to get it to the pump the government is fighting fuel smuggling to its neighbors iran has some of the cheapest prices in the world today heavy subsidies and the full of its currency the economy has been in freefall since u.s. president donald trump put out of the iran nuclear deal last year. why did they make
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this decision because they don't have money left we are under sanctions they want to take the money out of the people's pockets they have a budget deficit they have to take it from my in your pockets to be able to run the country. former president obama dinner shared implemented fuel rationing in 2007 in an effort to curb consumption iranians resisted it and this time it's no different charlotte dallas al-jazeera. israel's military says more rockets have been far from gaza in the early hours of saturday. but iraq is for far towards beersheba races or don't spread a cease fire with the palestinian islamic jihad actually as was agreed on thursday after the worst cross border fighting in months killed $34.00 palestinians. the u.k.'s prince andrew says he let the royals down by staying at the house of
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convicted sex offender jeffrey had seen epstein had been awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges when he took his own life an august now the princess made his 1st public comments about his ties to epstein it comes after footage emerged to all of the chick at the financier's manhattan home arents 10 years ago. was the fact that once he had been. convicted easter and it was terrible but that's that's that's the bit that. i kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming a member of family and we try and up hold the highest standards and practices and i let the side some present by people in china do more of their shopping online than any other country in the world and many remote areas people have embraced technology becoming online entrepreneurs turning one sleepy villages into chorus
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hubs for slewing reports from village in church and province and eastern china. in less than a decade legion home has transformed his life the former street snack vendor is now c.e.o. of his own company it makes camping equipment and has an annual turnover of there are $9000000.00 puts it down to hard work good luck and the rise in online shopping. as the internet developed our shopping habits change there are also more opportunities to make money we can do business from home whether you are one person 100 people were on the same platform everyone can find something assumes. his success attracted the attention of others in village who asked him to teach them how to start an e-commerce business at least 16 family that's about 10 percent of the population here are involved in e-commerce in one way or another mostly as
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middlemen selling products made by others. but some like lucian friend are more entrepreneurial he sells wood salvaged from old houses in the village of i'm doing e-commerce gave me more flexibility i have to work anyway either at the factory or at home i make about the same money but i have more freedom doing this i can take care of my children or go fishing if i like. across china there are thousands of villages like. rural communities whose fortunes have changed because of the internet power is owned by chinese multinational adi baba and is china's largest digital capital it's where many economists businesses got their 1st start. villages where at least 10 percent of households are involved in economists and that have a combined turnover of at least one and a half $1000000.00
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a year on known as top al villages it's over to you thought you know the government has been supportive of building infrastructure would like a lot just sticks and transport this village is mostly operated allow free market basis with some gliders or help from the government. not everyone strikes it big in economists but some are showing that the internet and business savvy can be a potent combination florence li al-jazeera beige on village province china. this is unfair and these are the headlines u.s. president donald trump is facing accusations of intimidation after attacking the latest impeachment witness on twitter as she testifies before congress very of on a virtual as u.s. ambassador in ukraine trumps accused of pressuring ukraine to investigates his
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political rivals as we sit or testifying the president is attacking you or twitter . and i'd like to give you a chance to respond or read part of one of those tweets everywhere marie of on average when to turn bad. but would you like to respond to the president's attack that everywhere you went turned bad i mean i can't speak to what the president is trying to do but i think the effect is to be intimidating. government ensure lanka have fart on buses carrying muslim voters but no casualties have been reported it happens shortly after polls opened in the sri lankan presidential election ethnic tensions have been high since the easter sunday bombings the former defense minister go to buy rajapaksa is being challenged by a minister in the current government such as. china's government has promised any new a referendum on a new constitution it's
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a key demands by thousands of protesters who have been rallying for more than a month now i the charter was enacted during the military dictatorship to the demonstrators are also demands in greater economic equality security forces in bolivia have shot and killed 5 protest hers in the town of secada. is the single most violent incident from the process that her father was president ever morality says resignation israel's military says more rockets have been fired from gaza and the early hours of saturday 2 rockets for far towards beersheba it raises more doubts about a ceasefire with the palestinian armed group islamic jihad. well those are the headlines the news continues here and i'll just syria after want to one day stay with us. on culture of the cost with breaks it make america great again to make it india are we seeing a back pressure against globalization or is it just of all the economic war plus
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francis richest man is worth one $100000000000.00 we found out if france is an unequal society counting the cost almost as iraq. with its beautiful sandy beaches clear blue waters and lush green surrounds fiji is a tropical paradise. hard on the man there that he was you know she. but for some it quickly became a kind of hell. i knew as soon as i like stepped foot it was just not normal she feels doesn't need to it's in the country is one no one east investigates a secret of cult.


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