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whether someone selling or someone is very rich but that's not a weenie trick i think it's how you approach an individual and that's what it is a sudden we're doing it you can't just inject a story and fly out. hello there i'm julie mcdonald this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes saudi arabia sentences 5 people today in connection with the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. that's solid al kentucky the most senior official implicated in the plot and top aides of the side crime prince walks free. russian and syrian forces in the last rebel held areas triggering a mass exodus from southern italy. and i'm far as small have all the day's sport
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including pakistan celebrating the end of it is a decade long absence from cricket with victory in it. a warm welcome to this hour of news saudi arabia's public prosecutor says 5 people have been sentenced to death for the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi 3 others were sentenced to 24 years in prison their identities were concealed during the closed door trial in the capital riyadh but the court ruled there was no proven involvement of the most senior saudi suspected of being a ringleader so he was saxes royal advise a soon after the killing from prince mohammed bin solomon denied having prior knowledge of the offer a chanson murder his critic in the saudi consulate in istanbul 14 months ago the
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journalism watchdog reporters without borders has reacted to the verdict by saying quote justice was trampled a spokesman for saudi arabia's public prosecutor said the murder was not premeditated you have amnesia and the whole life who did the investigation is carried out by the public prosecution revealed that there was no premeditation not murder at the beginning of this is a sign meant it was a spur of the moment action when the leading negotiator inspected the consulate premises and it was established to him that it was impossible to have the victim may he rest in peace transported to a safe place to continue with negotiations consultations were made with a leading negotiator and it was agreed with the perpetrators to kill the victim inside the consulate. well jamal khashoggi was last seen alive on october the 2nd 2018 when he entered the society consulate in istanbul 3 days later turkish officials confirmed he'd been killed sarkis media later published images of the 15
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member saudi team that arrived in istanbul on the same day disappeared and said the group was inside the consulate when the journalist arrived well from this point onwards evidence began to mount linking saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon to the murder itself in mid october the saudis finally admitted that he showed you waltz killed but said it was the result of a brawl broke or to advise a sadhaka tannian deputy intelligence chief made a series worse acted 18 saudis then arrested turkey insisted it was a premeditated murder and share recordings from inside the consulate with several countries including the saudis the us senate passed a resolution last december holding prime prince mohammed bin solomon responsible for the murder and then in january saudi arabia said it was holding a trial of 11 people it believes were behind the murder saudi prosecutors said it was not premeditated well bill lloyd joins us now from london he's the editor of online magazine arab digest them slow very warm welcome to the program i guess this
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verdict really presents more questions than it answers doesn't it do you think it will be treated as a credible verdict. no i don't think it will be treated as credible the fact that the trial itself was held in secret no no names are given to the people charged that there was this nation squad that was sent from 16 strong only 11 people charged the claim that it was not premeditated i think is is really there is a re because after all the the fellow that chopped up to my house or jesus' body carried the equipment with him from that. there are so many questions that need to be answered but it's equally clear that the saudis are simply not going to answer them the biggest question of course is why did mamma bin psalm on he was in contact with a lot of qahtani just before and after the murder of her my law show she this is
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what the cia based in part its decision that that now been samana was a very high probability responsible for ordering the killing so yeah lots and lots of questions this verdict will do nothing to quell those questions and it raises many many more questions there is no such thing as fair and open justice in saudi arabia mr law we know quite a lot about the evidence that was provided especially that linking the crime to the people has been severed since it's been gathered by turkey by the u.n. special investigator agnes catalogs i'm assuming saudi authorities had access to this evidence. yes of course that access to the evidence they simply chose to ignore what didn't fit their preordained version of how this would play out and the decision to go back to this claim that was a rogue element. in fact goes against what they'd previously acknowledged because
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that one point they'd said yes it was actually a plan that preordained killing now they're saying that something went wrong in the consulate and that the decision was made inside the consulate to carry out this murder none of this adds up all of it points. continually to moderns all man's involvement and try as he might i don't think he will ever be able to walk away from the fact that many many people believe that he is the person who ordered the killing of jamal how should you how do you think turkey in particular will view this verdict do you think it will seek extra pressure and push for an even further reaching international investigation of sorts. well i think the indications are that the party. the one party the party in power in turkey that they will push forward they've been calling for an independent investigation they
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have actually requested extradition of of the people involved in the murder to turkey. clearly the saudis are not going to fulfill a lot request turkey as played another one in particular has played a very pragmatic game with the saudis if you recall how it was handled it was a kind of a drip drip feed the turks had the information they had the evidence and every time the saudis mounted a story the turks would then release evidence to undercut that story and so he really will try i think and use this to influence and any any sort of going to an ongoing we with saudi arabia they have many issues that are contentious between the 2 countries but i think he will continue to be a pragmatist i think where we'll see pressure however from the turks on this question of of an independent investigation although i don't think that's going to happen the law there editor of online magazine arab digest bill thank you well
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let's bring in now al-jazeera senior political analyst bashar who joins us here in doha hi there marwan so if we can simplify all of this what was the endgame then for saudi authorities to hold this trial and publicize the verdict. well look for the last 2 plus years they've gone through basically 3 phases the 1st phase was denial they deny that anything happened that in fact there was more killing and so on so forth and then when the turks released the tapes and what have you they started admitting that there was something wrong but it wasn't intentional and they threaten to dismiss the whole affair and to to move on under pressure from western media from congress and other circles including the united nations special reporter they were forced to deal with it especially now that they're taken on major responsibilities whether it is leading the g 20 group and other or tasks
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internationally they need to close the file as it were and they thought by announcing this conclusion of the trial that this might serve a purpose the problem with it is everyone understands that this is an extradition of killing and that is politically motivated against is how the opposition figure and hence the political responsibility for this and everyone understands including the special reporter. and agnus and of the cia head in the united states that this was politically mandated the fact that the judiciary in saudi arabia is 9 dependent and is not is not able to question people like the com prince and his political lackeys means that the trial will be limited to those who carried the killing and hence we have this verdict is it satisfying clearly not
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because as everyone in the stands saudi arabia needs to come up clean on the question of why and how and probably present some sort of an apology. well one walk can we expect from the international community if i can use that language will the u.s. try to put any pressure on the saudis or will everybody just turn away from the story now that we've we've got that initial headline that some sorts of trial and justice has been conducted. look the whole affair was quite embarrassing to so with the our lives in paris london washington and elsewhere and has there been plot pressure the pressure was primarily driven by the media that did not accept the killing of a journalist simply for writing op ed pieces in the washington post and hence at the national human need to reacted but it reacted bashfully if you will in a very limited way and everyone understands julie that this is part of
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a trend by the young saudi leadership this is part of a trend that started with a war in yemen that doesn't seem to end killing thousands and stray sing tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands manufacturing a crisis with qatar that was wrong from the very beginning. threatening to take the war to if warren wresting basically the prime minister of lebanon sided hariri and so on so forth so there were a number of policies taken by riyadh over the last 34 years that are not just questionable some of them are deemed criminal and now saudi arabia is trying to basically clean the slot than try to present itself in a new with liberal leadership that's having musical festivals in the kingdom liberalizing its policies towards women and so so forth but none of it is actually working because the international community understands that there needs to be some
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sort of reckoning. the problem with states julie is that they usually find it very difficult to admit mistakes to pick 2 important examples the israelis and their killings of the palestinians now the i.c.c. wants to investigate and the israelis say no no we have not done anything wrong and we are doing our own internal investigations the united states have been fighting a war in afghanistan for 18 years now clearly they knew that they were not winning the. we're losing but they would not admit it until some things are leaked from the pentagon and we have something similar in saudi arabia they know that this screwed up they know that they started a war that they cannot and in yemen they know that if they killed one of their own simply because he expressed political views that were not conducive to the leaders and the kingdom and they're trying to deal with it in a crisis management kind of mode but clearly the international community is not. is
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not stupid you know they want to see some kind of a political reckoning they want to see some kind of an admission that look we were wrong and we want to move on and here is what we need to be done they're not doing that they're just saying we are a sovereign state we are a kingdom and we will do our own investigation and they're hoping that the headline that has been picked up by everyone about saudi arabia sentences 5 rogue elements to death over the killing of hydrogen that this would satisfy their allies and others in international community i don't think that will suffice clearly there needs to be something far more radical from the kingdom yes the killing of one person is very important but also the war in yemen next door the crisis with qatar next door that the tension with iran next door all of that needs to be dealt with. there joining us live from here in doha marwan thank you. plenty more ahead on the
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news hour including more rallies expected across india as anger over a controversial new citizenship law shows no signs of subsiding. we'll have the 2nd part of our exclusive report about how illegal guns from the u.s. are fueling violence in mexico. and an instant in the english premier league has the professional footballers' association calling on the government to take action that story coming up a little later in sports. india's main opposition congress party has held a rally in new delhi against a controversial new citizenship law it's one of many protests across india against the law on opponents say it sounds removes the undermines india's secular constitution prime minister narendra modi has defended the legislation which has led to violence that killed at least $25.00 people. let's go now to elizabeth poor woman who joins us now from new delhi hi there elizabeth so how is the protest
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movement looking across the country today. very much alive julie who just returned from. islam a university that is one of the main protest sites over the last week or so away many hundreds of people camped out all day in the cold protest against this new law to try and keep up the pressure on the government now these this protest was allowed to take place by elements which especially in new delhi itself we've seen police detaining protesters not allowing them to demonstrate against the police detaining people that gathered outside the. house now they were there because there is the state that has see the most violence in the last week of protests 18 of the 25 people dead have been from we are trying to keep
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across developments there but it's not easy and that is suspended in many places public gatherings of more than 4 people the bad and the chief minister of with them for the has said that the government is going to take revenge against those who protest as we are hearing that those who protested we're hearing that something like 70 shops have been shot by the government the owners most of the muslims accused of allowing protesters to throw stones from this and that is a situation that we are trying to keep an eye on but again outside of this area we also see a large protests taking place in the south i think the biggest that we've seen pictures of. thousands of people gathering in the southern city of chennai elizabeth per annum there joining me live from new delhi elizabeth thank you for about up to a. well critics say the citizenship law is another example of governments
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undermining india's secular constitution and marginalizing the 200000000 muslims who live in the country in august the government stripped statehood and autonomy from india's only ms the majority state kashmir that same month modi set up a national citizenship registry program in the northeastern state of ason it's left nearly $2000000.00 people many of them the slums potentially stateless on the prime minister has vowed to expand the program threatening to put those who can't prove their indian in detention cintas will job i'm sorry is a political commentator he says by mr modi's attempts to blame on rests on the opposition congress party are misplaced. this is the limits truce that all governments make over and in trouble there's no point in blaming the opposition if the opposition was attacked organize it wouldn't be in the kind of state that it is particularly the congress party if lame ass to live anywhere it must lie at the daughter of the cop but for bringing in this bill and for not hoping a draw or negotiating with the protestors this is not
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a community specific protest this is not the protests concert by the opposition in fact the opposition has been weak too late in joining the protests majority of the protesters are coming from from across communities and across different spectrums of life in india respect to this these protests a block limited to the captain diffs spread across the length and breadth of this country by and large these protests have remained peaceful and these protests are not just conspire to says are not just muslims but they come from different communities the reason why they are not reaching out because this government and mr noir in the movie out in a way we terms of their own image mr newton will be likes to believe that he's a very strong and decisive leader but sometimes in trying to live up to the activity he tends to do with what many believe become authoritarian the only way it will come free tempers is by announcing
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a pullback of this controversial and not see sort on as he continues with this the problem i'm afraid will continue on the streets. turkey's president rage at time arguing says his country can't handle another wave of syrian refugees as $80000.00 people had towards the border the exodus follows heavy bombardment by russian and syrian forces in the last rebel helpful hints of its lead charlotte bellus reports . as so the nude livest pounded from above its people rushed towards the turkish border scrambling to escape the aerial onslaught from russian and syrian food since . the bottom. but i flit from the bombardment russian work planes are striking helicopters missiles and rockets we cannot remain there. syrian president bashar al assad boasted his mission to retake the province from former al qaeda affiliates hiatt to here a week ago sunni provinces out of his control the russian backed syrian army
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celebrated retaking more than 20 villages on it lives fringe inspired by the price dozens of civilians killed tens of thousands displaced of them actually in the ones on the model on the job you have fled from and to moderate a lot more than 20 times for what reason tell us where is our next destination we don't know. but this is what they're running from. filmed on sunday on the damascus lipper highway and it's lewd volunteers from a syrian in geo rushed to the aftermath of the suspected russian. it's tragic there is heavy bombardment the war planes are always flying but they come along as i can at times yesterday more than $400.00 rockets hit us that are read a new man our children couldn't sleep through the night they were crying every hour and now we are heading towards the i don't know. turkish president read your typo
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to one is bracing for the exodus from it live turkey currently holds 3700000 syrian refugees he says they cannot support more. but none of them not just 6 more than $80000.00 of our brothers from running from the bombs there have started migrating towards our borders if the violence towards the people of a lift is not stopped this number will increase even more turkey will not carry such a migrant burden on its own the negative impact of that pressure will be something that all european nations especially greece but i also feel. syrian rebels in the russian backed syrian forces had agreed to a ceasefire an organist in the south of that is something we are putting up every effort with russia for the attacks to stop and we will continue to do so in fact we are sending a delegation to moscow on monday until the bombardment stops the exodus will continue resistance homes abandoned empty targets in the way of president assad's mission to retake the last rebel besting in charlotte ballasts 003
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days of national mourning have been declared in algeria following the death of the army's chief of staff the tenant general ahmed guide salah suffered a heart attack 80 will was regarded as the most powerful man in the country following the mass protests in resignation of longtime president put a freak back in april he u.s. soldiers been killed in action afghanistan military officials have confirmed local authorities say the attack happened sunday night in the chandler district of couldn't this province with and doesn't foreign forces have been killed in afghanistan sheer mexico is dealing with its highest murder rate on record and the majority of firearms involved are being smuggled in from the united states violence across the border has been on the increasing scrutiny after a number of u.s. citizens were murdered last month john holdren has more in part 2 of our series on arms trafficking from the u.s. to mexico this burnt up car became
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a wakeup call for the united states and says for the record. needin for my grandchildren or for our. shot up 3 women and 6 children american citizens killed in neighboring mexico president trump said in response the cartels would be considered terrorist organizations but it was america may bullets found at the scene and likely america make guns smuggled across the border that we used to kill not just this family but tens of thousands more in mexico quantised suffered more the most this year there's been an average of 6 murders a day residents say the city swimming with us far omes. anyone can carry a gun now and i've known cases where they exchange a couple of words with someone in a taco stand and a petrol station and they kill them. yvonne's husband himself was shot dead leaving her to bring up 4 year old michelle and 10 year old danny alone it's affected us in
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every way economically as well i'm not with my daughters where distance because i have to work every day and leave them here alone he was the breadwinner in mexico it's extremely hard to buy a gun legally but criminals have found an easier way about 70 percent of the firearm seized here and traced have come from the u.s. the state's attorney responsible for 2 quanah told out just here in the mix can cartels which of long relied on straw buyers amount using different tactics to buy more weapons states saw it fit and this bought it in different parts of the united states illegally by parts of guns than across them into mexico and put the gun together here anyone can go to a gun store in the u.s. and buy a gun part there's no control of that in the registry then we find those arms at a crime scene in mexico and we have no way to trace them why because they have no serial number. once the guns or parts of guns abort it's easy to get them across a poorest buda where there are
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a few checks on the passing cars what impact would it have on the homicide rate here in tijuana if suddenly became a lot more difficult to get guns over the border from the us to mexico they didn't but i believe that it would have an important impact at the moment that the criminals don't have a way to get firearms it will be hard to commit murder so of course the restriction would have an impact you've already bit a little in the end though the blame lies not with the weapons but those we would ing them says a man who would know who group is it appears and i think it's one's own responsibility because if they gave you an order you have to a bag if you're carrying or not they tell me you're going to kill those people i have to do it and that's my own responsibility for the ones i kill depending on what they did wrong there are tens of thousands though who have done nothing but have had their families ripped apart now live on wants is a safer future. there's so much killing so many dead too many cases unsolved people disappeared if all of this really stopped the traffic to farms the drugs we'd have
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a bit of peace. stopping the flow of guns into mexico wouldn't rectify that alone but from politicians to experts to ordinary make skins if you doubt that it would help john homan out zita quanah. they were journalist mark what his saying has now been detained without any formal charges in egypt for 3 years hussein was arrested on arrival in egypt in december 26th and also on a personal visit to see his family he's accused of defaming the state and spreading false news allegations he and they all jazeera media network deny al-jazeera stuff of held the solitary stand as they continue to call for his release. a former military chief in egypt intended to run against president abdullah fussell sisi has been released from detention sami amman was imprisoned after announcing his candidacy 2 years ago the military said he didn't have permission to run and breached military law the reason for his release hasn't been given that he was
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moved to a hospital in japan july after reportedly suffering a stroke on a visit to asia france's president has questioned whether west african leaders want french troops to stay in the region to confront armed groups speaking in the capital niamey a man will mark owen said he was reluctant to send soldiers to countries where their presence isn't clearly wanted a crawlin interest president mohamed to disapprove discussed recent attacks by fighters linked to eisele and al-qaeda in the sahara desert region mccrone paid tribute to 13 french soldiers killed in mali last month when 2 helicopters collided . place on places with french an international presence is not accepted i say clearly we will draw the necessary conclusions because we are talking about sovereign states for sovereign state in the region seas i don't need for any international military presence we should not be via. homeowners any areas of australia scorched by bushfires are returning to see what's left around 200 fires
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are burning many of them in the states of new south wales and so the strain weeks of bushfires have killed 9 people and destroyed at least the house and properties one particularly hard hit small community is balmoral side of sydney jessica washington is there. for dozens of families here in balmoral this is all they have left most of the town was engulfed in a blaze sophia's it created a firestorm this family stayed to try and protect their home while the inferno swept through their property we had no chance we got smashed. the heat was intense for want of a better word. estimating that it probably hit 100-2004 degrees back here. without a house just days before christmas members of this family are being helped by their neighbors but there aren't sure what lies ahead the generosity of the community as
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these small communities and everywhere else that just been amazingly generous people. have offered us homes in everything else under the sun to assist us at this time. really we don't have any plans at this stage this community is a small one home to just 400 but it's been devastated by this bushfire crisis dozens of homes were lost this weekend alone and more than a 1000 houses have been destroyed since the start of the bush. this couple's property is scorched but they still have their house we were. very lucky and it was thanks to. we know if he wasn't here we would have. emergency warnings are still in place and a heat wave is expected to return in just
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a few days but fire crews are making the most of the cooler weather and that's allowed some of those who evacuated to return and assess the damage they said we're very lucky extremely grateful. but we. have a close knit community. and what gets. her house has escaped the fire is along with her christmas lights. just a washington. following on from that story it's time now to get the weather here skep and that's right we do want to end the year 2019 with just a little bit of a recap of what has happened here in the western pacific so far this year we have seen 30 tropical cyclones you may say that may sound like a lot but that's actually average for this time of year out of those 30 we had a 16 typhoon and we may be looking at one more down here just to the east of the philippines this right now is tropical storm fent phone now it is making its way
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towards the philippines winds right now are 75 kilometers per hour gusting up to about $95.00 moving quite quickly to the west now over the next day we do expect it to be breaking landfall on tuesday as a tropical storm but we do expect to see a lot of heavy rain across much of the central portions of the philippines or over the next several days it will increase to a typhoon we do think by the time we do get towards wednesday and then it will enter into the south china sea in terms of the rainfall though we do expect to see anywhere between well over $100.00 millimeters of rain across much of the central areas but we could be seeing up to $200.00 millimeters anywhere across cebu so localized flooding across much of this area could be a big problem up towards the north though in manila it is looking fairly good we're going to see some scattered showers probably just towards the south of you but we will be watching this this will probably be the very last typhoon of the season back to you. still ahead here on al-jazeera the 1st direct rail link between russia
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and crimea opens we'll tell you why it's attracting plenty of criticism. and i don't want tums border war with mexico could be putting centuries old native american sites everest. and sport a bond james misses his 1st game of the season far will be here to tell us how the lakers got on without their injured star. with one of the highest murder rates in the world the main challenger one of central america smallest countries is gang related violence you are a country that's not technically a war but you have levels of all that look like contradiction that the president of el salvador. talks to al-jazeera january on and you see the. president don't know trump is the 3rd president in history to be impeached what does this mean for the future of the u.s. leader on the brink of an election a former chilean presidential candidate explores the defeat of left wing political
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parties of course russian america a look at how this year's world economic forum to focus on ways to tackle the impact of climate change the next progression of family links to the sudanese regime examines it it really may now be embracing fresh start the ologies most believe gone forever with the general election out of the way brics it is now certain how will the u.k. proceed with the transition period. it's january on al-jazeera. welcome back you want challenges 0 remind of our top stories this hour saudi arabia's public prosecutor says 5 people have been sentenced to death and 3 sentenced to 24 years in prison for the murder of saudi journalist jamal khashoggi
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not have the name sadat qahtani a former high profile said he would advise it was investigated but released without charge india's main opposition congress party's held a rally in new delhi against a controversial new citizenship law it's one of many protests across india against the law that states at this moment undermines india's secular constitution turkey's president says his country cams handle another flood of refugees from the war in syria or egypt erdogan says 80000 syrians are heading towards the turkish border to escape province syria's last rebel held province under attack by russian backed syrian government forces. commuters and realities yes usually celebrate the opening of a new train line russia's president vladimir putin is on board to inaugurate the journey between russia and crimea 1st crash and your trip is running from some petersburg to crimea as largest city sebastopol russia annexed crimea from ukraine create in
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2014 u.s. and e.u. impose sanctions on companies involved in the construction of the bridge which was built without ukraine's consent however the 1st direct will link between russia and crimea is being described by critics as a violation of international law still 5 years ago the peninsula was only accessible from mainland ukraine travelers wanted to get to and from russia had to fly or take a ferry after russian troops annexed crimea and 2014 people voted yes in a referendum to join the russian federation president putin as the decision to build a $4000000000.00 bridge which opened in 2018 without the consent of ukraine's spending 1000 kilometers is the longest in europe and it opened last year when putin drove a truck over the top of it well the u.s. and e.u. impose sanctions on companies involved in its construction and the trains are running to from st petersburg to crimea as largest city for more on this let's speak to on the view relink in amsterdam he's an international law analyst and we
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searcher good to have you with us on the program it's extraordinary really that this bridge could have been built with all of that hostility and i wage from the international community and yet it stands. yes it stands and already for 'd a year and a half it is in the news a few mentions of president putin is driving with the train today it's present to train the also inaugurated the road part because it's actually 2 bridges one road bridge and one rail bridge the real bridge being inaugurated today. yes it is and it is quite a feat actually also the construction not withstanding of course the international criticism and its relation to the illegal and it's a shell of crimea because that doesn't change anything there what does this mean olivier and for ukraine's government where did they fit into to this picture.
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unfortunately for the government of ukraine it doesn't really change their position it's a confirmation of the wish the intention of russian federation to keep and maintain and expand control over crimea and of course against the wishes of ukraine they are next be the big been insulated to crimea after the invasion in 2014 in march 24 team so that in fact it does not change the illegal status of the annexation remains it egal as you mentioned in your introduction there have been sentients by for example the united states and the european union gets going it's building the bridge was built by. construction company owned by a very close friend of president putin and. it is to confirm steep de facto control of the russian federation over crimea as we say in
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international law. they have to they facto control but not the you it so it is illegal but in fact they are there and that's something which historically is not unusual we've seen that before but it is unusual that we have seen that before . for example with the israeli occupation of the better state in territories since that in 67 they have the correct role international community united nations recognized that. annex asian if they call 'd it it's illegal same thing russian federation with the baltic states between $140.00 and their independence in $170.00 they have difficult role at for example the u.k. recognized but not their you it not legally united states for example never recognized even de facto role of the so the baltic states so that makes a difference. well living there joining me from amsterdam olivier thank you
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preliminary results show respect to stan's ruling party has won the most part of entry so far after sunday's election however the liberal democratic party has yet to secure and right majority the election's been criticised for not having any genuine opposition choices will hold up to me joins us live now hi there hoda so they are recent airlie results are in and what's the trend surely. well there are no surprises in the sense that the ruling party did get the most votes yet again but if you compare to how much it fared back in the last parliamentary election in 2015 well then it lost about sort of $7.00 to $8.00 seats so but at the end of the day you know there are these other parties that are all supportive of government policies so whatever happens in whatever do those
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numbers are there isn't really a big threat to the rule of the current president but you could have a situation where either party say we're going to form a coalition or we're going to demand that there is a change of prime minister currently the prime minister is from the ruling party. that said will they do it do they have anything to gain out of it is very difficult to see however you know these are the 1st let's say a little bit more free elections or as the always say you put it certainly with a much higher standard than whatever election had happened here in the past and really when we spoke to voters. there was excitement about it and it was a really when you spoke to them about sort of changing destruction of the government or changing the the parties that are current currently in parliament this time they were trying to concentrate a little bit more on the candidate since there were all these television debates
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and they were trying to choose the candidates they preferred you will have 2 thirds of the new parliament with new candidates and that is something that is quite different tell me they're joining me live from tashkent what are. protest they does in lebanon have shunned them the taishan from the prime minister designate to sit down for talks calls for a complete political overhaul are continuing but numbers attending the protests have been lower than usual recently from beirut here's tony bartley. with the 67th day lebanese gathered in beirut smart to square to make a stand against the economic and political crisis but on sunday was more like a carnival than a protest. the lebanese capital have witnessed some of the worst violence seen for years as security forces clash with supporters on either side of the political divide numbers will go down and in marked contrast the anger
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and violence of previous gatherings is perhaps an indication that some at least are prepared to give the designated prime minister sunday a chance. if they know it's going to be a big problem and not going to go out from the streets we're going to make them fail in this but there's one for the sharon might be out of that why are we being pessimistic we should be optimistic the new prime minister is decent and is not corrupt and he seems to be the man for the job and if it doesn't work we'll find another solution. was nominated by a weak majority parliament comprising of iran backed hezbollah and its allies the shia amal movement and president michel aoun as christian free movement has promised to appoint a new government filled with technocrats and experts within 6 weeks the tension may have reduced but for some within the sunni community there is still anger that their leader saad hariri has not been chosen as prime minister and there are fears that some are seeking to cause
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a rift between the sunni and shia communities. as they feel. it seems like some are seek really trying to incite secretary in strength and in reality we are far away from that we took to the streets because of the economy and not religion. that is the priority the need for a government to solve the economic crisis lebanon is running out of short term choices the country has one of the world's biggest debt burdens and in march is due to repay a one and a half $1000000000.00 euro bonds loan which is likely to default and that can only worsen the guy economic situation here david hale the u.s. undersecretary of state for political affairs is in beirut meeting with various political leaders he is key to delivering $11000000000.00 in international aid which is being locked until economic and political reforms are implemented. as it has been in deep trouble financially i think at a certain stage within the next week or so all there will be.
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constraints on the backing sector. people will take to the streets but. some are still singing about revolution but many are praying for a solution for now the people of lebanon can only wait and hope. tony girty al-jazeera beirut. hong kong's government has announced $500000000.00 worth of measures to try to stop its economy sliding further into recession 6 months of pro-democracy protests are being blamed for the tearing to wrists and a drop in high street sales that some online retailers have been capitalizing on global support for the movements they were caught reports now from hong kong. streets once teeming with shoppers are deserted restaurants have closed tourist numbers have hard after 6 months of anti-government demonstrations some luxury brands have reported a 45 percent drop in recent sales but not everyone is struggling this store is
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expanding its stock in miniature figurines it introduced a new line of protest related toys complete with gas masks and helmets don't you wonder since this protest movement began to be has been increasingly more interested in the action figure how people love to assemble the toys but they also buy them to remember the difficulties and struggles in this movement. the protests have attracted local and global support sparking interest in a new retail sector protective gear like masks and hard hats are in high demand after mainland china locked all sales to hong kong this store also stocks clothing slogans like stand with hong kong but there's no shop front all merchandise is sold online since the launch in july it's been getting more and more popular for example on one. we can have 102300 orders printing what's happening on the streets on the market for protest related merchandise is predominately online the retailers we've
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spoken to say it's to avoid being targeted by those opposed to the pro-democracy movement some of also chosen to hide their identities are being threatened it's an indication of how fragile the political situation is in hong kong artists are also painting a picture of protests using asked to mortal eyes the summer of unrest and spread the word to an international market this exhibition showcases some of the key messages of the protesters if you're about what's happening in hong kong and also worry about the city's future everyone where everyone is worried about it because we love this place we love our homeland and we won't give it up we won't give up our 5 demands cartoon characters like pepe the frog have been embraced in the demonstrations once representative of the right and the symbol of hate in the united states has become the protest mascot and sold widely across hong kong the big retailers may be struggling but with anti government protests expected to
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continue in 2020 these stores hope to capitalize growing global support for their movement sarah craft al-jazeera hong kong. construction on us president donald trump's border wall with mexico is moving ahead and arizona parts of the barrier will cut through sites considered sacred to some native american tribes but as robin reports from the us mexico border tribal elders say they will let that happen whether it's a fight. walking on holy ground a group of young native american activists visit quito springs in a way says the vast desert of the organ pipe cactus national monument it's a place where according to archaeologists people have gathered for more than 16000 years they came from this land we wouldn't be here if it weren't for the spring giving us life the organ pipe cactus national monument spans 1340 square kilometers of pristine desert beamed for a species of desert plants that grow here and no place else on earth it's the
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traditional territory of the ts odum and to hold the autumn sacred for the people that lived here in the pheromone with that we conducted here ancestors did and pretty much all of our cultural practices. but just 50 kilometers away president donald trump's massive border wall is going up. to 9 meter tall metal structure will cut through traditional rain. and will require new roads bulldozed through the monument and the adjacent to hold the autumn reservation native americans say the wall will damage ceremonial sites pilgrimage routes and ancient graveyards here in the organ pipe cactus national monument a government survey has identified at least $22.00 significant archaeological sites that would be partially or completely destroyed by border wall construction. tribal
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elder ofili a reverse is organizing a grassroots effort to direct public attention to what she says is an act of cultural desecration. when these borders to go up this metal borders or this fences go up it very very destructive to our spiritual being and our way of life and any part of it that is destroyed it is taking us apart piece by piece activists say they will do everything in their power to stop the wall i think there's many of us that are willing and ready to put our bodies on the line despite the vast resources of the federal government marshal behind trump's signature political project the native people here say they will not give up we've been existing here since the beginning of time and there will continue to be to exist even after this wall it's built a place of their true beauty ecological diversity and cultural significance that may soon be changed forever robert oulds al-jazeera kito bucky to springs arizona.
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and erupting volcano is this up the night sky in ecuador lavas floor from the rivendell door volcano in a remote region of the amazon one of ecuador's most active volcanoes last erupted 17 years ago sending a massive cloud of ash so was the capital key to amazing pictures. still ahead here . in sports. the war will be here with.
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let's get all the day's sports news now with fire thanks so much shelling the deadly attack on sri lanka's team bus and a whore in 2009 that pakistan without test cricket on home soil for more than a decade but sri lanka have finally returned and on monday pakistan sealed their 1st test when at home in more than 13 here so hell malik has more. it's the moment that's been over a decade in the making pakistan celebrate their 1st test victory on home soil since the return of cricket's longest format to the country earlier this month our countries had avoided playing test in pakistan since the 2009 attack on his team bus in lahore. and it was against sri lanka that pakistan's landmark victory came the home side only needed 3 wickets and crunchy on the final day to feel victory.
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and they got the 1st one with the open source of the morning. the remaining batsman fell soon after pakistan taking just 15 minutes to get the job done. nothing was the hero this 16 year old stepping up with 5 wickets in the final innings to not only seal a $263.00 run win but also the series won nothing. the home series was important to us it's been a long time since a to see it was played in pakistan this test series was special for each player to win obviously everyone's overwhelmed pakistan's test future still remains uncertain bangladesh scheduled to visit next but they want this series moved to a neutral venue for now however pakistan will celebrate this is storage moment so hell malik al-jazeera the rational footballers association has called on the british government to launch an inquiry into racism in the english premier league it follows here another incident this time in the match between taught him and
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chelsea on sunday a complaint about racist chanting was made by chelsea's german defender antonio ruediger a spokesman for the british prime minister's office said on monday they would monitor the premier league's efforts to combat the problem tottenham broadcast you warnings to supporters during the game at their stadium. i hate racism in society i have a dressing room in football i'm disappointed that. seems like like that. can happen but the referee stopped the game is fucking the players spoke of the captain spoke to the coaches. i was losing i don't want a game to be stopped but immediately when i knew the reason why the game was stopped. and the students accepted it. said. rice's challenge to comment. so simple tony. as we should pull any of our prize fights in the opposition bligh's favorite is
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happens when i was starting americans it used to be dealt with well after the game rigger tweeted this response is really sad to see racism again at a football match i think it's very important to talk about it in public if not it will be forgotten again in a couple of days as always now police have ended their wait for victory in the italian sorry out with a late goal at sasol 0 last season's runners up had gone more than 2 months without a win before sunday's game sacking coach carlos mencia lonnie along the way but a no go in the 94th minute brought some relief to their new man in charge genaro get to say they host league leaders in a land after the winter break. and the german bundesliga powder born got only their 3rd one of the season to give them hopes of survival over the holidays germany under $21.00 international at the one needs to bury got them going against tracht frankfurt a moroccan born in fielder catching the keeper office line born when 21 but say
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bottom of the leak. 2 north africans and one from the west are in the running for the continent's player of the year award egypt's mohamed salah will hope to win for the 3rd year in a row but is liverpool teaming sadi amani of senegal is the current favorite riyad marez could take the title for the 2nd time after captaining algeria to africa cup of nations victory i x defender daly blent has had a heart operation after experiencing dizzy spells during a game earlier this month the dutchman is recovering in amsterdam but will hope to return to action in the new year after being fitted with a implanted defibrillator. so the n.b.a. and defending champions are trial raptors came back from a 30 point deficit to beat the dallas mavericks 110 to 107 in the biggest ever comeback in raptors history elsewhere in milwaukee in the box be the visiting
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indiana pacers yanna sentido clean fall had 18 points and 19 rebounds or georgia hello and brooke lopez each had 17 to leave while walking 21171819 victory the pacers had their 5 game winning streak snapped the box still leave the central division by 6 and. what bron james is missing is 1st day of the season because of a loss a strain the lakers struggled in their game against the visiting denver nuggets anthony davis does best to make up for it in this battle the top 2 teams in the west he scored 30 points denver though had a huge 2nd half all millsap scoring 21 to lead the markets 21282104 victory here 6 win in a row. and that is all your sport for now in chile back to you thank you so much that's it for me in the team for this news hour we'll be back in just a sec the with much more of the day's news see them provide.
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you use the misinformation i've used which by setting the agenda for tomorrow's discussions how unique a load is this in terms of modern american history when it comes to racism you have the makings of a neo fascist mold international filmmakers and world class journalists bringing programs to inspire you. on al-jazeera. egypt's strongman is ruling within faced and the silence from his allies is deafening he's perfectly happy to trade off to more for c. for security while western leaders turning a blind eye when even the citizens have fallen victim to his repression executions torture censorship is not acceptable and you won't hear such strong words from let's say berlin or paris or london in cairo on al-jazeera britain
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still liberated as a journalist was. going to the truth as it was. with his job to. saudi arabia sentences 5 people to death in connection with the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. but. the most senior official implicated in the plot and top aide to the side of crown prince walks free. of them generates all of this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up russian backed syrian government forces and the last rebel held area triggering a mass exodus from southern and. we'll have the 2nd part of our exclusive report about how illegal guns from the u.s. are feeling gang violence in mexico.


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