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5 men are sentenced to death for the brutal murder of 3 but the u.n. investigator calls the trial a mockery of justice. hello i'm daryn jordan is on his iraq live from doha also coming up putting his bosses forced out after a disastrous year set off by 2 fatal crashes of the 737 months. india's main opposition party steps up the pressure on prime minister modi over a new poll that's divided the country. and in the spirit of christmas volunteers in lebanon feed those struggling with an economic crisis sponsored by political.
now it's being called a mockery and anything but justice the end result of a saudi trial into the killing of journalists. has brought criticism from the un special investigator and condemnation from rights groups 5 people have been sentenced to death but their identity is one revealed at the closed door trial in the criminal court in riyadh it cleared former royal aide southall khatami widely suspected of being a ringleader and mohammed al qatar tybee was a saudi consulate general in istanbul where the washington post columnist was murdered a former deputy intelligence chief syria was released for insufficient evidence 3 other people received jail terms totaling 24 years when the kingdom has denied any links to the hit squad killing but some of the team work for the saudi crown prince
and the schapelle has more 14 months after jamal khashoggi was last seen walking into the saudi consulate in istanbul where his fiance. waited for hours before calling for help a saudi court has issued a verdict us not to let your manager say. the criminal court in riyadh has issued a preliminary sentence against 11 of the accused individuals and it is us following the death penalty for 5 and they are those who directly participated in his killing may he rest in peace. but senior saudis with close connections to the royal court have been cleared the court ruled there was no proven involvement of tawny in the murder he was advisor to crown prince mohammed bin some on before his sacking soon after killing the turkish chief prosecutor's office in istanbul filed a warrant for khatami's arrest a year ago in june the un special investigator agnes callum ard said intelligence
agents had identified qahtani as a hit squad ringleader i have and she stood that the killing of mr question ease a state killing it is not a killing by rogue of his shoulders as the country of the government continue to do to pretend i kissed under international human rights you know and she urged the world to sanction the crown prince and his assets until he could prove his innocence that hasn't happened exoneration to her former consul general mohammed all otay be who showed journalists around the consulate in istanbul also cleared off middle the sciri the kingdom's former deputy intelligence chief started doing a plan to vote of the journalism watchdog reporters without borders says justice has been trampled why their mom had been psalm on he was in contact with out on call upon me just before and after the murder of her my live show she this is what
the cia based in part it's this edition that that molly been film on was 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. despite intelligence agencies including the cia saying crown prince mohammed bin so man was probably involved the white house shielded the future king from absolute responsibility maybe maybe. and following intense criticism and skepticism that little happens in the kingdom without his knowledge the crown prince eventually had his say. absolutely not in that this was a heinous crime like this but i take full responsibility as a leader in saudi arabia the identities of those convicted were concealed during the closed door trial in the capital riyadh and it remains unclear what roles they
played in crucial g.'s death raising suspicions that they are the fall guys for much more powerful saudis and or chapell al jazeera well u.n. special wrapper to offer extradition executions agnes says the trial failed to look at the responsibilities of the state and the whole thing was a travesty of justice what we. whitewash than. just you. and the fact that gentle. and just. not being it didn't mean. that maybe also people. here as. well my head is a saudi human rights activists he says under an absolute monarchy justice can never be achieved in saudi arabia. i don't think we are even close to justice. the public process prosecutor in saudi arabia if he had gone
a little bit higher so let's say if he said i'm a sad man is connected it wasn't to be a court order to bring we had to submit to it because. we are an absolute monarchy where. justice is very hard to achieve when as a special or touch from the u.s. . government was all this coming now just. to make things clear that man was out of saudi arabia for a whole year before he was killed so this is not 6 an incident that is out of context this is really i may have europe does so do government where it can said the killing this event is legal i'm against the death penalty even part of this fight be because the penalty shouldn't be issued from the saudi government and his
circumstances because we don't tao. he said court system and for sure and i absolutely want to keep people in the top cat has done a do not pay the price is not a prime minister who will be changed for his family or is there to stay forever if i don't eat ice. the chief executive of u.s. plane make a boeing has been fired that's less than a week out of the company's suspended production of its once best selling jetliner boeing says the leadership change is necessary to restore confidence after a turbulent year set off by the twin crashes of the 737 lax wasn't jordan has more now from washington d.c. . it's the biggest crisis and boeing's 103 year history on monday after 2 fatal crashes involving its $737.00 max jetliner boeing fired its c.e.o. dennis mullen burge for breaching the public's trust. the board of directors decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the company moving
forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators customers and all other stakeholders. 189 people died when a lion air 737 max crashed in indonesia in october 2018 less than 6 months later another 157 people were killed when an ethiopian airlines jet also a $737.00 max crashed in the north of that country the u.s. government forced boeing to ground the jet until problems with both the operating software and with pilot training could be fixed we've made mistakes we've learned and we are still learning but despite repeated promises from mulund berg to get the planes back in the air by the end of this year the problems continue regulators in the u.s. and europe have refused to clear the 737 max is returned to the skies and lawsuits are pending
a lawsuit alleges that the why america crash was in part a result of a recently dangerous conditions of boeing 737 max aero aircraft boeing has lost more than $8000000000.00 and another $8000.00 companies are also suffering from lost business airlines are scrambling to revise their business plans and juggle flight schedules since they don't want to use or buy jets with a dodgy safety record and on friday boeing had a setback in its space business its starglider transport shuttle suffered technical problems forcing nasa to ditch a planned docking with the international space station. if the new c.e.o. david calhoun takes charge in january it's now up to him to reassure everyone that boeing is taking their faith in flying seriously rosalynn jordan al-jazeera washington seth kaplan is an airline industry expert he says boeing has chosen
continuity by appointing a c.e.o. from within the company they've chosen somebody who of course is not just the sort of independent voice from the outside it's their chairman of the board who's stepping into the c.e.o. role i mean a respected person in industry but they sort of had to choose between perhaps somebody more independent who might have had more credibility with regulators in terms of saying hey i wasn't a part of the mess i'm here to clean it up and somebody with the institutional knowledge that david calhoun has clearly they wanted to go with continuity and at least somewhat of a fresh voice but not an entirely new and independent one live share price it rose today predictably enough i mean i think in the end that's kind of part of what caused the board to move right there their 1st responsibility all those things so much more here in this case is to increase the value of the company and it was pretty predictable that if they moved on that they would do that but yeah this is the this is a mess that took a long time to make and it's not one that's going to be fixed quickly here
different sets of problems the internal ones the design of course of the aircraft the fix to the end cast system that the whole world now knows all too much about but also the way the company has been represented externally i think in the end what caused this move today was that loss of credibility with lawmakers with regulators even with the f.a.a. in the u.s. the very the regulator that was a co accused of being too cozy with boeing you know once the f.a.a. faith in boeing clearly had been shaken then there wasn't much left to to explain why why would stay but yet in terms of restoring that credibility it's going to be a long term project hopefully from boeing's perspective one that begins today. india's main opposition party has led the latest major protest over a controversial new law a grant citizenship to religious minorities from 3 neighboring countries but excludes muslims at least 25 people have been killed in protests since the legislation was introduced in
a purana reports now from new delhi. and now the crackdown in the heart of the capital. police detaining protesters outside the federal headquarters of clutter pradesh states. that people condemned the killing of 1000 demonstrators there in the past few days the delhi protesters said they wanted to give a voice to people in the hall to put their fish where the internet remains cast off in many parts and large gatherings a bad. elsewhere in the capital a similar outcry was. the and a defiant mood on display at jamia millia islamia university the university is a muslim institution the demonstrations are attracting people from all walks of life including 1st time protesters that actually that was people have come out on the streets to express their anger and they're saying that the why this government
has brought this bill is undemocratic. joined thousands who chanted against the government and the citizenship law passed by m.p.'s on december the 11th the citizenship amendment act makes it easier for migrants from of gonna stand bangladesh and pakistan to gain citizenship but muslims are excluded students and civil society groups have been a driving force for the protests so far the main opposition congress party joined in with a certain that raj got a memorial to my heart my gandhi the m. to invoke the spirit of gandhi's inspirational campaign for the civil rights. once did you share this constitution was drafted by people of all faiths. the voices of in those muslims sikhs and christians is indeed a little part of the constitution and you cannot attack it and if you do the nation would stop you. i elsewhere in india more large protests thousands
marched in the southern cities of chennai bendel and hyderabad. despite the largest protests against his government since he was 1st elected 5 years ago prime minister linda modi isn't backing down from the new law and system it isn't divisive. but he is backtracking on plans to hold a national register of citizens which would require all indians to prove their citizenship but. that's not enough for his critics people at all the trouble was stick to what the plan was the raid was. my tensions. on the run and i don't generally. time for a short break or not as iraq when we come back to running relations russia's president vladimir putin takes a controversial journey across the cut straight and the new discovery in outer space some what it could tell us about life here on
a more on the status. we've got some unsettled weather coming into central parts of china right over the next couple of days not cheap out of the moment but to get me into the southeast the cloud that you day night is here that will thicken up further to go through the next day or so choose day i want to show i was just into the far east shanghai must see a little bit of wet weather as we go on into a way to stay a thickness of the rain will become a little more intense with some snow on the northern flank of that the further south it should be lost a fine and dry hong kong at around 23 degrees not so fun in trying into the philippines that we've been talking about stop all storm fan from making its way towards the philippines you can see the system here it will come through as we go
on through choose day for christmas day that wet weather driving across the country grassy pushing over towards southern parts of vietnam some parts could see as much as $200.00 millimeters of rain in the process is looking rather wet to into were over the next day or so. southern parts of india a lot of clouds showing up in the northeast monsoon driving moist air across the buy up and go down towards the u.s. southern but it's the all of india and also into sri lanka than elsewhere as you can see it's generally can dry and will cloud coming into central parts with a small and cool weather to the nil. the weather sponsored by catalona is. going to say mine people have seen kill. me in the united states have privatized the whole team of the public from. suzi deal with saudi arabia with different saudis and other arabs from britain from being told to help to pass bombs diesel
fuel from stuff is meeting saddam is it their interest their shadow on al jazeera. welcome back i'm out of our top stories this hour saudi arabia has sentenced 5 people to death for them out of the germination off. for 3 of the most senior suspects were cleared when expert on extra judicial killings describe the sentence as a mockery of justice. the chief executive of the u.s. plane make a boeing has been fired then a smile and departure is seen as an effort to restore confidence up to one fatal crash in this year last week production of
a 77 months was suspended. on india's main opposition congress party has been a massive rallies for the capital new delhi against a controversial new citizenship in old sets the legislation is anti muslim and undermines india's 2nd constitution. thousands of people in central hong kong have joined a peaceful rally after a weekend of violence and arrests protesters denounce police action to shut down an online fundraising platform that supported the city's pro-democracy movement police and warn those planning more protests on christmas eve that doing so would be an illegal act at least 8 civilians have been killed in a car bombing in northern syria happen just 10 kilometers south of turkey's border in the turkish held town of smoke a woman and child are among the dead 7 others have been wounded there's been no claim of responsibility for the attack. and syrian government forces are pushing deeper into the last rebel stronghold as part of the latest military offensive to
retake the area turkey's president of type one says $80000.00 syrians are moving towards the turkish border to escape the constant bombardment mom of the dough is monitoring the crisis from un taqiyya into close to the border with syria the signs of war are everywhere in the problem as well russian brokered cease fires in touches the blitz in northwest syria is driving tens of thousands from their homes to escape the aerial onslaught from city and under russian warplanes they are calling it well donna this situation is very bad we fled from the bombardment and barrel bombs we came here just to save our children and women there is nothing else we can do is give a shelter to close to 4000000 city and with fiji's and with a warning another 120000 heading for the border the tech usually does say this is a country can't cope with and in russia trumbull must suffer if the violence towards the people of it live does not stop this number will increase even more
turkey will not carry such a migrant burden on its own the negative impact of the pressure will be something that all european nations especially greece will also feel syrian opposition fighters and russian government forces agreed to a cease fire in focused but asked strikes and artillery bombardments almost daily or cody's primary there is no hope returning to our homes because of into his daily bombardment every day. taking over village after village syria's president has stepped up his promise to take up to every inch of syrian territory controlled but opposition fighters it live is the only province remaining out of bashar al assad's control here his forces celebrate the seizure of more than 20 villages in. the villages of either been killed. displaced at the border comes run by techies charities of forcing many of the newly displaced into makeshift camps where
a deliveries are rare as the winter bites the turkish government wants syrian refugees to return to a so-called safe zone in the north east of syria seized from kurdish led forces in october president i do on his support for the plan saying he would otherwise be forced to open the gates for syrians to head west into europe whole villages have been emptied in the latest all slaughter with civilians corralled in a corner off 'd. with nowhere else to go until the bombardments top the exit us will continue. on tucker on the turkey syria border iran says has begun a series of new operation the heavy water nuclear reactor plant the move could take the country closer towards weapons grade plutonium but it does not breach the 2050 nuclear deal with world powers washington withdrew from the landmark accord last year re imposing sanctions on tehran and that prompted iran to scale back its
commitments under the deal. russia's president has taken the 1st train ride across the current straight on the newly constructed rail route linking moscow and st petersburg to crimea but a mere putin says it will carry around 14000000 passengers and about 30000000 tons of freight next year but ukraine says its construction is illegal and it wants the black sea peninsula back russia annexed the region from ukraine in 2014 well the railing between russia and crimea is being described by critics as a violation of international law until 5 years ago the crimean 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 and next prime in 2014 a yes vote was returned in a referendum to join the russian federation and president putin announce a decision to build a $4000000000.00 bridge without the consent of ukraine's government spending 1000 kilometers is the longest in eastern europe and open last year when putin drove
a truck over it the u.s. and e.u. impose sanctions on companies involved in its construction and now trains are running to 1st from st petersburg to crimea as largest city sebastopol and from moscow to the capital simferopol on tuesday before the nato chief of staff marks a makovsky says the new railway shows russia is solidifying its control over crimea . it's increased its nose very presence crimea and so the economic element is critical without a bridge crimea is essentially isolated and increasing russian tourists and economic links to the mainland is critical so many ways this is something that is expected but it still violates international law the other piece about this bridge i think is critical is its military in a way that it creates a choke point as for ukrainian shipping that this bridge was construction in agreement with ukraine it would've been
a lot higher and so in many ways the russians are using this group's choke off ukraine economically just like they per create as a lifeline of crimea showcases russia's continued interest in undermining ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and also rejecting international sanctions that have been put in place against russia the international community rejects that sanctions and use russia and it's not only crimea that's going to come under russian domination there are 2 problems in eastern ukraine that russia continues to occupy that are part cranium territory so in many ways the crimea story is a larger part of the future of ukraine and the future of europe because russia's interests and ambitions extend beyond crimea jim is president does approve a referendum to change the country's constitution one of the main demands of anti-government protesters in recent months president sebastian pinera found the referendum would generate a solid compassionate and legitimate framework to unify the country and they put 26
chileans will be asked 2 questions whether they want a new constitution and who should draft it the current one was in not that in 1901 in the form a military dictatorship that could stand in a shadow. and the arrest warrant has been issued in the ivory coast for a candidate in next year's presidential election a former rebel leader is accused of misusing public funds and trying to destabilize the country so it was due to return home to start his campaign but his flight was diverted to ghana police fired tear gas at supporters were gathered to greet. volunteers in lebanon providing meals for those in need this christmas as the country goes for its worst economic crisis in decades now. is one of the main reasons why ongoing protests against the political class which is rule the country for 30 years so in a report from beirut for a show of solidarity with those in need at a time of crisis volunteers from across lebanon have been helping prepare christmas dinner for the poor. hungry they need to eat.
and good food. they are hosting them in martyr square which has become the epicenter of a. protest movement against the political class that has ruled lebanon for decades . my people. all united. but. there may be unity here but this is a deeply divided country that has been without a government for weeks politicians are bargaining over power instead of heating demands from the street to make way for a new leadership the situation is. of generosity of. people coming together. we have to do. it is difficult times the state is on the verge of bankruptcy one
and a half 1000000 lebanese are officially living in poverty that's a 3rd of the population the world bank has warned the total could rise to house the population and that dire prediction was made before the economy started to collapse a few months ago and the crisis has worsened the further. thousands. many workers receiving their salaries lebanon is in need of international financial . assistance but no country seems to be willing to come to the rescue until the make up and shape of the new government capable of reforms is agreed for now people only have each other to rely on. today these people are more like government because when i used to ask for help they never helped with. protesters against the ruling elite want a new leadership is proving hard to achieve but gatherings like this are achieving
something else they're bringing people together as lebanon faces tough challenges ahead senator al-jazeera beirut now 6 new planets outside solar system the been discovered by astronomers in the u.k. these are an artist's impression of the various ballantrae systems into the so-called exit planets orbit stars which are around 160 to 440 like years from earth the planets are extremely hot making it difficult to determine the type of rock on its surface scientists say with further research they could hold the key to unlocking the geology of planets in our solar system or john barnes is an astronomer at the open university and part of the team who made that discovery explained how the planets were found. i wanted to work out if there's an official wording of pre-selecting stars that might have the planets so these are stars that previously we didn't necessarily know have planets orbiting about them. and we used a particular signature in the light coming from the star. and we measured we looked
at that signature for quite a few stars those days in about 2 and a half to $3000.00 stars we have this this is the best pacific measurement that we were interested in and it turns out that about 40 of those of those have a very unique property which tells us something that tells us that these these stars may indeed harbor harbor planets but that's only really the 1st stage because we need to go back for we need to actually see if they really did harbor the planets and that's that's the work that we that we've been carrying out and it turns out it's the method we've used is it seems to be very efficient. all those stars which was observateur which we have sufficient number of measurements of the stars have in fact have a warm home of planets so this is a very efficient technique for for identifying planets actively.
don't forget you can catch up with all the news on our web site there it is on your screen the address al jazeera dot com. part of a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera saudi arabia sentence 5 people to death for the murder of the germination al hirschfeld but 3 of the most senior suspects were cleared the u.n. expert on extrajudicial killings described the saudi investigation and the trial as a mockery of justice what we. whitewash than. just you. and. that gentle. and just. not being it didn't mean to them that maybe
also people. here has been. the chief executive of the u.s. plane make a boeing has been fired then a small and birds departure is seen as an effort to restore confidence opportunity fatal crashes this year last week production of the $77.00 max was suspended india's main opposition congress party has led a massive rallies for the capital new delhi against a controversial citizenship know it says the legislation is anti muslim and undermines india's secular constitution at least 8 civilians have been killed by a car bomb in northern syria it happened inside look which is controlled by turkish backed fighters i took the town from kurdish forces in october there's been no claim of responsibility for the attack. and arrest warrants been issued in the ivory coast for we arm so rowe a candidate in next year's presidential election the former rebel leaders accused of misusing public funds and trying to destabilize the country sorow was due to return home to start his campaign but his flight was diverted to ghana police fired
tear gas at supporters who had gathered to greet him. russia's president has opened a rare bridge linking crimea to southern russia the e.u. and ukraine have condemned it as illegal russia annexed the region from ukraine in 2014. and 16 planets outside earth solar system of been discovered by astronomers in the u.k. the planets are extremely hot making it difficult to determine the type of rock and surface scientists say with further research they could hold the key to unlocking the geology of planets in our solar system for veterans where the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story stations and so much of africa .
islamia putin creating a new reality on the ground in crimea and explained they're from ukraine in 2014 and russia has since been under international sanctions but now the russian president has opened a direct train link to the peninsula so what does this mean for the future this is inside story. hello welcome to the program on the whole robin a new road and rail bridge now connects the crimean peninsula with russia the full 1000000000 dollar transport link is the longest in europe but it seemed by many in kiev as a symbol of my.