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"Chris bury with the BBC news senior White House figures, portraying the United States border with Mexico is being threatened by humanitarian and security crisis. Their arguments set the stage for President Trump's later television address from the Oval Office. He's expected to call for more congressional funding for a border wall in order to end the partial government shutdown. Katty Kay is in Washington. Normally the president, of course, would address the nation. If there was a state of national emergency concerning a war or foreign policy issue. It's not very usual. This is this press. I address to the nation, and it's also unusual for American television networks to grant Democrats, equal time afterwards because the Democrats say that they should be able to affect fact check the president that they anticipate that he will be saying things about the situation on the southern border that are not necessarily true. And they want to be able to have a comeback in the American television networks have said, yeah, that's fair enough. The United States has imposed new sanctions on Venezuela. Two days before President Nicolas Maduro begins his second term. It said the individuals had taken advantage of a corrupt system days. Piet has more. The US treasury said he was holding accountable. Those responsible for Venezuela's tragic decline. Seven people have been targeted this time and twenty three entities owned or controlled by them, including the TV station. Globovision all were members of the government or close to it. The treasury said they'd stolen billions of dollars of public money using black market currency exchanges. They'd stash the cash in US. And European Bank accounts and investments Venezuela has launched a complaint at the World Trade Organization, saying the US sanctions are illegal Turkey in the US have been trading accuse Asians over Syria in the wake of President Trump's decision to pull US troops out of the country. The Turkish president Reggio type Erdogan said the US national security adviser John Bolton made a serious mistake in suggesting draw was conditional on Ankara agreeing to security guarantees for US Bank. Kurdish fighters Waldman. Birdy massage. It is not possible for us to accept in stomach. The message John Bolton gave from Israel. Regarding this matter Bolton has made a serious mistake. And whoever things like this has also made a mistake. It is not possible for us to make compromises on. This point Mr. Owen considers all groups operating in the area as terrorists Sambi is president. Edgar Allan goo is meeting. His South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa over the political situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo statement issued by Mr. lingers spokesman said the meeting is urgent the results of a presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which took place in December have not yet been released. This is the world news from the BBC. Work has begun on dismantling the roof and the garage of the house in the English city of Salisbury where the former Russian spy Sergei scruple had been living when he was attacked with poison Mr. scrip, Holland his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the nerve agents Nova Novacek last year. The European Union has acknowledged that the United States has downgraded the status of its embassy in Washington. It's been reported that the ambassador hasn't been invited to certain events. And he you spokeswoman said they weren't notified of the change believed to have taken place last year. The lower house of the Indian parliament has passed a controversial Bill to give citizenship to persecuted religious minorities from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries. The interior minister said these people had no place to go except India. His embarrassing ethirajan. If approved by India's upper house, the act will enable Hindus Sikhs, but this an other minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who came to India before the end of twenty fourteen to become residents, but the list excludes Muslims leading to accusations that the Hindu nationalist BJP government is biased against them several organizations naughtiest and India have called for a day-long shutdown in protest against the citizenship. Bill residents in the state of Assam how for years complained that millions of immigrants from Bangladesh, including Hindus have put a big strain on the region's resources indigenous groups from the state accused settlers from elsewhere off taking jobs and lands a weekly men's. Magazine in Japan has apologized for an article that ranked women's universities based on how easy it would be to convince their students to have sex at parties. The magazine has apologized after almost thirty five thousand people called for the issue suspension and Heathrow airport in London says it has stops departures as a precautionary measure after a drone sighting in December. Another London airport Gatwick was closed after a spate of similar sightings. BBC news.."