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this is day w. news live from berlin the cia concludes the order to kill jamal khashoggi came from the top. u.s. intelligence agency reportedly pins the dissident journalists to death on powerful saudi crown prince mohammed bin selman this is washington warns him to hold his killers accountable also coming up protests in front turned deadly one woman dies and dozens others are injured as thousands blocked roads to demonstrate against rising fuel costs. and recovery teams press on with their search for the remains of
those missing in california's wildfires we get the latest from one of the devastated communities. i'm rebecca riches welcome to the program the cia believes saudi arabia's powerful crown prince muhammad bin salman ordered the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi that's according to a report in the washington post citing sources familiar with the matter the u.s. has vowed accountability for those found responsible but u.s. president donald trump says he has not yet been briefed on the cia findings. he has consistently denied having any involvement but now mohammed bin salomon is firmly in the spotlight of blame the washington post says the cia has concluded saudi arabia's de facto ruler is directly tied to the killing. and is briefing the u.s. government about his involvement calling him volatile and arrogant. a critic of the
saudi government and columnist for the washington post was killed at the saudi consulate in istanbul on october the second when he went there to pick up documents he needed for his marriage to a turkish woman. the crown prince of so far evaded direct accusations and vowed to bring the killers to justice. first of all the crime was really painful to all saudis believe it is painful to every human in the world it is a humorous crime that cannot be justified. but these latest developments put his position in doubt the washington post says that the cia reached its conclusions after examining sources of intelligence including a phone call that the prince's brother had lead been selman made to take a shot she on mohammed command in the phone call her lead to the saudi ambassador to the u.s. is said to have encouraged because shock she to go to the consulate with assurances
he would be safe to do so the leaders vehemently denied any such claims on twitter he said i never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to turkey for any reason because shock she's visit to the consulate and in his death but the washington post says it isn't clear whether knew he would be killed the developments are likely to complicate president trump's efforts to preserve ties with his key ally has so far resisted pinning the blame for the killing on mohammed bin solomon he might not be able to hold to that if the cia's position is that the crown prince himself ordered a murder. well from joined by instead correspondent. you're anchor has said all along that the saudi government must be responsible is there a sense of vindication there in turkey now. well let's remember the cia has so far not officially confirmed these media reports that might be one of
the reasons why we haven't heard of any official reactions here in turkey yet president out on may comment on the matter later but i think it's safe to assume that for this is the good news they have been trying to internationalize the whole investigation getting other countries on board a turkish president out on himself said that this is a murder premeditated murder was ordered at quote the highest level of the highest levels of the saudi government but he fell short of directly blaming crown prince mohammed bin sunland now the cia findings as cited by the washington post all the most direct u.s. assessment to date linking the crown prince with the midst of the shock g.'s a murder that's directly contradicting the saudi narrative the saudis still maintain that the crown prince had absolutely nothing to do with it now the new findings the report seem to play into the turkish government's hands yesterday there was a phone call between president adeline and u.s.
president trump and according to this they agreed to make sure that they get to the bottom of this murderous so how they come to some kind of understanding it's going to be really interesting how this will play out how the u.s. president trumbo will react because as you mentioned so far he did not directly blame the crown prince in order to protect relations with saudi arabia a close u.s. ally right and what's the latest on the investigation there into what's happened to crucial case body. well many here have given up hope that the body or remains of the body will ever be found yesterday there was a funeral prayer here at a mosque in istanbul in absentia to honor the slain saudi rider turkish authorities investigators say he was killed dismembered and they're also looking into the possibility that his body was disposed in acid so not much hope left that
they will ever find the body and just briefly the turkish government doesn't normally provoke promote press freedom why as i'm probing so you came to uncover the truth in this case. well you're right according to n.g.o.s turkey has a terrible record when it comes to press freedom freedom of opinion in general but treating this case as a completely different matter to them it's also a violation of territorial integrity a team of saudi agents came to murder a journalist a saudi national inside the saudi consulate here in turkey so that's why they're really pressing and pushing for this investigation to go forward and it's also about regional power dynamics let's remember turkey and saudi arabia have a number of problems cut told located being one of them so this is also about leadership in the region. certainly sounds like a lot more to be uncovered in this case leon in istanbul thanks very much
in france one woman has died and dozens others have been injured during protests against the rising cost of fuel the so-called yellow vests have mobilized thousands to demonstrate against president crimes reform policies which include higher taxes on gasoline and diesel drivers of blocking k. roads across the country france's interior minister says there are protests at more than one thousand locations. where let's get more from correspondent elizabeth mutator joins me now from paris and elizabeth what more can you tell us about that deadly accident during the protests. the deadly accident happened at one of the go slow bottlenecks that were organized by the demonstrations in the countryside and one woman got road rage she she was stuck in traffic she became too nervous and she tried to push her way through and that was how yet didn't happen
and so for the crease in the organizers all concurring insane this was an unhappy accident. one of the protesters are trying to achieve here. the protesters are trying to flex their muscles to some extent and explain not just make the case rising raising taxes at a time when fuel to. fuel prices go up on the world market is penalizing people who cannot use anything else in their cars to drive their also this has been triggered by a series of open instances in which there was a feeling that the president like the winners of the large cities people who work for instance intact and there was a kind of contempt of just the nine or not so benign neglect of people who live in the countryside and live in all industries and all more and more threatened by a loss of income. so it's sort of discontent basically in the
country from what is new do the flood the french equivalent of fly over country if you will yet i mean as you say growing disconcert to kiss discontent it's not only about rising fuel prices but it's really against the government is this another blow to french president a man or what crunk. this is definitely a blue against him a rare look or he seems in the last few months after getting everything right in the first year of his presidency he seems to have lost his starched his numbers are now very low he's good only twenty six the service favorable opinions. and he has seen it now not a cystic an arrogant. because all the promises of the reforms years undertaking you will not be of use in the next few years but those people who loses actually. see the loss of income immediately it's a difficult time for this presidency but he's got three and a half more years and elizabeth move in paris thanks for joining me.
now to some of the other stories making news around the world thousands of turned out in hong kong for the city's annual pride parade marches demonstrated for equal rights and an end to discrimination against the l g b t community hong kong judges recently ruled that same sex partners are entitled to visas even though the territory doesn't recognize same sex unions. tension between the u.s. and china has overshadowed the asia pacific economic summit in pop and you give me some that's become the latest stage for disputes between the two countries over trade and regional security washington warned members that china's plans for a new trade routes threaten their sovereignty to. argentina's navy has found a missing submarine one year after it disappeared with forty four crewmen on board the sun one saying here in archive footage was detected nearly a thousand meters deep in waters off patagonia according to the navy sub offered it
suffered an onboard explosion in november last year. and i manned cargo rocket has blasted off from the u.s. state of virginia it carries much needed supplies for the international space station and comes hours after a shipment by the russian space agency in october the last manned mission had to perform an emergency landing it was unable to send supplies. and fears are growing that more far more people may have died in california's raging wildfires the remains of more than seventy people have so far been identified but the list of those still missing has soared beyond one thousand nine displaced residents are expecting a visit from president on all trying today as california also struggles with toxic air. with the fire comes a new danger smoke and it has reached san francisco where air pollution levels now rank among the highest in the world health warnings prompted widespread school
closings even the city's main tourist attractions was shut. the small origin as some three hundred kilometers to the north the town of paradise has been reduced to ashes it's the epicenter of california's deadliest ever wildfire and the death toll is likely to rise. search and rescue workers are trying to find any sort of remains that could help identify those missing. were you you feel terrible for these people and devastating for them like couldn't imagine coming back here this is my home. you are hoping we if there are missing people we can find them and bring some closure to people that need that . those affected are in desperate need of assistance some hope denounced visit by u.s. president donald trump will increase attention to their plight. for
president bring the conversation we're going to take a look at this. more partridge and more airports are still going no time to relax if you want to understand what we're going through out here you got to be here it's not something you can just see on t.v. you know others us get to kill off the president's intentions. i think is just showboating to come in and try to take credit for his insult to the firefighters. the police the military handicap women. the campfire is only one of several blazes still ravaging the state scientists believe the growing frequency and intensity of such wildfires is due to a prolonged drought which is symptomatic of climate change. well in tennis germany's number one alexander's verite has advanced to the final four of the a.t.p. finals the twenty one year old defeated john isner to set up a semi final showdown with roger federer in the prestigious end of season torment.
it was a taut opening set between alexander. with mia centimeters determining each game. but sara prevailed in the top rank to take the first set seven six. five vote the german then broke isn't a serve in the second set to pave the way to victory. of the an unforced error a sense of through to the semifinals where he'll now face just. played so many times again should be my short career he's leading with one win over me and i hope i can try to change that mostly it's going to be a very tough match but i hope i'll be ready for. two wins from five showdowns with federer bodes well for. who is aiming to become the first german to win the
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