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the world needs w h o making a healthier, won't you? every one. ah, ah! i never doubted it. and i knew that to day would come just as finely served. 3 white men are handed down life sentences by court for the murder of blackman ahmed o aubrey in the us state of georgia. ah, i'm him wrong calling this out. is there a life into a house or coming up violence, a spiraling out of control, the security forces and cause extent. i told that they can shoot to kill as the
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president tries to stamp operatives. and mexico's grim milestone 300000 deaths from crone of virus with criticism of the government strategy independent and remembering an icon and a trial blasing act has sidney potty the 1st black academy award winner dot is the age of 20 ah, a judge in the us state of georgia has imposed a life sentence without parole. on to white men, a convicted of killing black, jo, ahmed aubrey, in 2020. the 3rd convicted man was sentenced to life with the possibility of pro. after 30 years. a jury of 9 whites and 2 african americans found the men guilty on all counts in november. last, if she had returned no reports, this was the verdict,
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ahmed of res family had hoped for that his life plus 20 travelers mcmichael and his father gregory give him the maximum sentence for murdering 25 year old aubrey to chasing him to a georgia neighborhood in february of 2020 william roddy brown, who joined him. the chase was given a mandatory mud, a sentence of life imprisonment, but with the possibility of parole. after 30 years, the judge said that he, unlike his co defendants, had displayed some remorse. all 3 can appeal their sentences, but also face a federal hate crimes trial. next month, before the sentencing members of abra family made their case, a man who killed my thigh as 7 in the court room every single day. next to his father. i now get the chance 6 next to my son, elbow again and arteries mother addressed her son directly. i made
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a promise to you. to day a lady tress. i told you i love you. and some day, somehow, i would get to justice. the presiding judge said he thought deeply about the case even paused in silence for a minute to suggest how long aubrey had been running in fear of his life before he was murdered. a fraction of the time that a mod armory was running in satilla shores and rendering his verdict. the judge alluded to the racial fault lines of his community in the deep south. i argue that maybe a neighbors more than the people who just own property around your house. i believe that is also believe that in assuming the worst in others we show our worst character outside the court aubrey's mother, thank those who supported her family and made reference to one of the most shocking
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moments of the trial. when one of the prosecutors alleged her son was not a victim, but a criminal quote with no socks to cover his dirty toenails. the long toenails that he la and then she she failed and mentioned that emma was lying vanilla with a big hole in the chair. outside the court, there was celebration of accountability for the murder of a black man by white men in the south. so many of them still haven't gotten anybody arrested for killing their child. so this is about all of where no more no more, no more. but it should be remembered that in the aftermath of abra killing the police and local authorities did nothing. excepting the word of those now convicted of murder, that aubrey had been up to no goods. only when video evidence was released, weeks later, did stage authorities act. she ebert hansi alger 0. j windle. gordon joins is leih from baltimore, maryland. he's a trial attorney and principal counsel at the law. office of j windle. gordon.
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thank you for joining us. this is a landmark victor verdict. rather for american justice. just explain to us what this means for a the family, but more importantly for america, generally with the new president or, ah, killing of american i. i raced so there extent we are very pleased with the outcome. i don't know. it was really gonna turn the page on the racial injustice in our system, but it definitely set a new crusted that. and that's what we look forward to. we should try to repeat this, this like this hershey. i repeat these train types of outcomes and paper, bigger, done, and for the arbor. but miss gordon, these 3rd ex, like this, this was a fairly open and shut case. but why is this verdict political in nature? why was it so hard fought over?
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well, you know, i thought the case was like, considered very open and shirt. however, there are factions in that community, even in our country, that no matter what the facts are, they are immune to hold their own accountable for justice. i this, oh, this early really turns the corner slight. ah, who let at least the world understand that there are some good and decent human beings listened. baxon anderson's k will make a determination based upon those facts in that evidence in matter on prejudices and, and passions and, and so to that extent, i'm very proud of the jury in this now, final question to you, mr. mr. gordon. what does this mean for movements like black lives matters? what does it mean you say? sorry, what does this mean for movements like black lives matters?
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i mean, it definitely add some additional yours to the tank in and let those and ball know that their work was matt and bang because having that m for organizations in protesters and again include the community get involved in this case. we wouldn't have had a kid who would have been swept under the rug. so who those, those who actually pursue justice, even when they don't have a vested financial interest in baker soup, this the right thing to do and make, you know who are with others and pers. oh, very happy about this is the way it turned out. outcome these with the sentences from the since it's in jersey because off times you, you will get up early, but you won't get a sentence that reflects the gravity of the car. in this case, we got a verdict in a sentence that we looked at the gravity of the car. and that, that's, that we don't see very often. and i'm commendable,
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mr. j. wendell gordon there lie for us or from a baltimore thank you very much. your thoughts. thank you for having me to see cause or styles present has told his force as they can fire without warning, as he tries to and violent protests against his government. russian lead of forces have been deployed to assist local military and police. the largest city al massey is among the areas where there's been days of violence, dozens of processes, insecurity, force personnel have been killed a more than $3000.00 people have been detained. robin for a shea walker reports come has returned to the center of al mattie. though the signs of violence are everywhere on republic square seen of the worst of the clashes security forces have re taken control of gutted government buildings. but they've been food shortages and queues at cash machines and petrol stations with residents venturing out only for essentials. them a solution has got
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a girl hit her at night when we hear explosions. i'm scared it pains me to know the young people a dying assertion. you go cuz as you go through, so we're scared, not just for ourselves, but for our children and other people's children. we never expected. such things could happen, especially now. mattie gunfire could still be heard on friday as military units raced through al matty streets. oh, in the eastern city of tell the cold gun, or statue of the 1st president, mosul 10 as a by of who's pulled down the euphoria has now evaporated. oh, a police loud speaker, wounds people to stay in doors while an anti terror operation gets underway. oh, are you president casem do mouthed talk? i have shown little sympathy for the protesters. o coals becomes cousins,
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a preserver to have been called abroad to pay for the part usually to move the negotiation sugar to a peaceful resolution of you. what nonsense, or kind of negotiations can there be with criminals, with no durish force, they had to deal with armed and chained bandit, both local and foreign companies. the claim without evidence that protesters are foreign backed terrorists was the pretext to invite the moscow lead security block to send in its forces. 3600 c s t o soldiers. most of them russian peacekeepers are being deployed. democracy activists have expressed dismay that their calls for change have gone unheard. the banner reads, we are citizens, not terrorists. peaceful demonstrations are still taking place. this is jennifer zane in the west of kazakhstan, but legitimate protests. now risk being stamped out by shoot to kill policy robin
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1st here walker al jazeera laser foreign minister say they united against any possible russian military action in ukraine. they met ahead of tools between the us and russia on monday, sax through general jens stolen burg. welcome, the talks were ruled out ratio. russia's demands to halt nato's expansion. the russian military buildup has not, not stopped. it continues. ah, and they are gradually building up our with more forces, more capabilities. so we see armored units when see artillery. we see a comma to the troops, of course, that sent a message that there is a real risk for their new ah, on conflict in europe. but that's exactly why it is so important to engage in dialogue. and jonah hel now has more details. 10 stolen bugs, comments throughout that press conference,
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very much pointed to the substance of the foreign ministers meeting a short while before which was an opportunity, of course, for them to talk about russia and ukraine, but principally to align their positions against what one of them, the british foreign secretary, this trust called russia's unacceptable aggression towards ukraine, so that the secretary general could come out afterwards of project this sense of sort of bending unity strength and determination by native in the face of what he describes as the real risk still of a russian invasion, he pushed back again against russia's notion, this demand really by president putin, for legal guarantees to be given that data won't ever take ukrainian as a member that it won't expand any further east eastwards to take in other countries like georgia. and he said there was a pathway for dialogue and diplomacy to go along potentially a positive one. but he said it was important to,
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to prepare for it to fail. and for a clear message to be sent to mister putin. if it, if they failed, the consequences would follow specifically politically economic and financial sanctions. as we've heard all of this preparatory ready to senior high level meetings next week between russia and the united states in geneva, on monday, also between nature, the russia council on wednesday, they haven't met for 2 years. a potential there to move things along. if this unity can be upheld and if this message can be clearly projected to president putin, that consequences will follow lies. and that's, i think what mr. stoughton set out to achieve this afternoon. still ahead on to 0. why the philippine government is taunting a number of high profile political prisoners and in the grips of the mega draft, but could latin america's 13 year dry spell become a new normal? ah
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hey there. good to see you. it's the weekend. here's your forecast for the americas that north easter barreling up. the atlantic now impacting newfoundland and labrador on saturday. when warnings in play, we're going to have blizzard conditions for some to be expected. vancouver, picking up about 12 centimeters of snow that then changed over to rain and some pretty fierce wind. so power outages to be expected. temperatures, of course have popped up now in vancouver with the height of 4 degrees. it's com across california, san francisco high 14 degrees since snow around the rockies in denver, with a high of 8, a south facing wind pumping up those temperatures. once again, across the southern us gulf states could see some storms flare up toward eastern texas into arkansas on saturday after central american, i think we've got some showers in brain pretty much along that caribbean coastline
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in the forecast for you on saturday after the top end of south america, and i've got to show the flooding situation in the northeast of brazil. we have just had relentless rain here. about 200 people have been force from their homes. pretty clear when you see a seems like this. we do have a line of storms bubbling up pretty much from now straight into brazilian, rio de janeiro. and so paulo so rio's got a high 28 degrees on saturday. that's it. that's all see again, so ah, in pakistan's largest city, climate change in water shortages are driving some residents to desperate me. one. 0, one east me. the water rodger panell $20.00 ah al jazeera with
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blue ah, it was gout zera reminder of all top stories at this hour. a white father and son convicted of killing a black joker have been sentenced to life in prison without parole. a jury found travis and gregory mcmichael guilty of murdering alma aubrey. their neighbor, william brine also received a life sentence, but with the possibility of parole and 30 cassock stones, president has told his forces they can shoot to kill without warning. as he tries to and violent protests against his government, dozens of protesters and security personnel had been killed at more than 3000
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people, detained the russian. that forces have been deployed. now these european government announced friday it was pardoning a number of high profile political prisoners including members of the rebels. he great people's liberation front officials in the capital, addis ababa said as tom to bright national dialogue, after more than a year of bull lea, a haughty reports, a lull in fighting, has made way for potential dialogue. the ethiopian government is pardoning a number of high profile political prisoners, including members of the rebel to gray people's liberation front. the government has been fighting the t p l. f for more than a year amid ethnic and tribal tension. prime minister abbey meds, government says the pardons purpose is to pave the way for a lasting solution to ethiopia as problems in a peaceful, non violent way. especially with the aim of making the all inclusive national
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dialogue a success. it was not immediately clear how many of those granted amnesty have been freed. ah, the war in the north has claim lives of thousands of people and left hundreds of thousands, more facing famine conditions and to grey, which is under what the united nation says is a de facto blockade. un secretary general, antonio gutierrez, welcomes the news of the pardon on twitter. sane. i will remain actively engaged in assisting ethiopia, to bring an end to the fighting and to restore peace and stability. ah, the pardons coincide with orthodox christmas, a day widely celebrated by christians in ethiopia. it also overlaps with a visit by us envoy jeffrey feltman, who was pushing for talks. the conflict has threatened to tear apart africa's 2nd most populous state and to stabilize the horn of africa region. what can the nobel peace prize winning prime minister negotiate the solution in his country divided by
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war? leah harding al jazeera man massage rule as say, the extended a cease fire with ethnic groups and a bit to end the conflict gripping the country and amazing with cambodian partners to hon. sent senior gentlemen and hong said that the sci fi due to end next month, will run until the end of the year. anson is representing the association of southeast asian nations, which is leading diplomatic efforts for pace off to last year's military coup. the talks the same by some as legitimizing the armies rule a and a number of code 19 related deaths in mexico as past 300000. there's also been a spike in cases would some health experts believe is linked to the contagious only chron variant and largely spurred by tourism. although hotspots light canker and by
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a california are reporting more infections than ever as manuel or apollo. now reports it's fun in the sun in the resort city of kain kuhn. but mexican health officials say a boom in international tourism has also led to a significant rise in coven 19 infections. a warning that doesn't seem to be much of a bother to foreign tourists. i say fall, we haven't health exposed their approach calls in place, and we've been wearing our masks and everything following the rules and washing our hands. vacation hot spots are the only places where contagion is on the rise. in mexico city, a sharp increase in cases has also led to higher turn out at vaccination sites. concern is also spreading among parents as millions of children returned to school from the holiday break. is
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a lot in which up with other but here we have to be very careful because this is affecting the children more than before. so we need to have more safety measures. but with the support of us all, and the teachers wish would be. all right. well, jack, with more than 4000000 cases of cov 19, have been recorded in mexico since the start of the pandemic, according to data from johns hopkins university and debts from the virus, have surpassed 300000. with such a staggering death toll, the government has been accused of negligence in it's handling of the pandemic response loopo. and despite a steep rise in new cases, mexico's president has denied the country has entered a 4th wave of contagion. is tamila variant. there is this new variance is very contagious, but luckily it is not requiring hospitalizations, nor have we registered an increase in the number of deaths. and that is the most important thing. mexico's government has not yet released official numbers of
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infections linked to the amik on various policy. analysts say this isn't the only area we're transparency, is lacking. the one that caused that gadarian in them, or one thing that we still don't have in mexico, and it would be very important for the health ministry to publish a database on the progress of the vaccination campaign. we have daily reports. yes, but we don't have the database that can be analyzed. mexico's government continues to face criticisms over what many c, as he relaxed attitude toward contagion, and for not requiring a negative cobit 19 test for foreign visitors. this recent surgeon corona virus cases is not limited to mexico, but rather a trend being experienced by countries all across latin america. manuel rap aloe, al jazeera mexico city. the u. s. supreme court is deciding if the white house can enforce a vaccine mandate for large and private employers. the rules apply to companies with more than a 100 employees,
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requiring workers to get fully vaccinated against cove it or be tested weekly. the 9 justices decision could have an impact on as many as 80000000 workers and india is introducing mandatory home currency in for all international passenger arrivals, all travelers will have to isolate for 7 days, even if they return a negative coven 19 test at the airport it comes as daily infections on friday, passed a 117000 cases. and the u. k. sending soldiers, the hospitals in london, south. so staffing gaps, many doctors, nurses and other health workers are either sick with covered 19 or half to isolate, due to close contact about $200.00 military per so including 40 army doctors will help staff the call to patients 100 more troops or hoping with the vaccine roll out in england wells and scotland and haiti's prime minister ariel
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only has vowed up to crack down on gangs falling an attempt on his life earlier in the week. and the 2 in the murder of 2 german covering gang violence. police say the 2 men was shot dead by armed bandits just outside the capital porter prince on thursday, more reporting on the deteriorating school situation until his government says a critical water shortage brought on by the longest drought in history is much worse than thought. there's fears that it it could even be permanence. now experts say the country is facing an unprecedented climate emergency. latin america editor lucio newman reports and co kimball the snow that once kept the andes mountains above chiles. capital and central valley is conspicuously absent. for centuries, melting ice nourished rivers below 400 kilometers to the north. la paloma south, america's largest irrigation reservoir has only 20 percent left of the water that
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once made this valley flourish. further north, the deficit is 100 percent, 13 years of relentless drought. the longest on record is transforming chile and not for the better than him while real it'll re, okie, we're standing on the river which will depend on to water our crops. but look at the state. it said from east to carry loads of water, but it so dried up this year. it practically didn't rain at all. or mister achiever leah and his sole employee are trying to revive the vine, said survive, last year's dismal harvest. if our j mucho hanger be the doors because there's years of work, sacrifice investment here, and it's sad to see our livelihood and that of so many families. last, i used to have 50 workers here at this time of year, and that sorts of employment is now gone. small farmers and multi $1000000000.00 agricultural exporters alike are suffering the consequences of the drought that the
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government believes is here to stay less inc. yeah, yeah, the whole i sit on our machines have the drought is no longer an emergency. it's turned into a structural change. we need to establish a different relationship with water because it's become a scarce resource, olga authorities and scientists blame global warming for the rapid depletion of chillies. patagonia glaciers, the drastic reduction of rainfall and the sustained increase in temperatures. the once mediterranean climate of central and south central chile is rapidly mimicking a desert, there's far less water and at the same time, a much greater demand for agriculture. the big dilemma, of course, is what to do about it. for this week, the government launched a nation wide water saving campaign that warns there are only 2 options, conservative or there will be none left with emsella,
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but experts and resource sustainability said the key is better water governance. in also 15th, when i get the name or the efficient use of the water, we have modernization of production processes or technology, reusing water not producing more with less water. and unless land are all crucial, i in feel that i like not possible to run you many rural communities that have lost everything are selling their land and migrating to cities. but experts insist that if taken seriously, science, technology, and social discipline can establish a new and more realistic relationship with an element that only 20 years ago seemed infinite. to see a newman al jazeera central chile hiring access, sidney potter has died at the age of 90 full. he was the 1st black person to win the academy award for best actor. and in a career spanning more than half a century, he inspired many in roles portraying strong african american characters. rob
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reynolds looked back at the life of this hollywood icon excepting his 2nd academy award. this one for lifetime achievement sydney. what year paid tribute to those who had preceded him. i accept this award in memory of all the african american actors and actresses who went before me in the difficult years. but it was plots yay himself! who cleared the path for many black stars in hollywood? born in miami to immigrants from the bahamas watergate trained on the new york stage before breaking through on the big screen. his signature rolls founded on the themes of america's racial conflicts. in the late sixty's, he played a southern prison, convicted, a chain to a whitey and made as they made a desperate escape. oh, you married to me. all right, okay. and he is lorraine, but i am going south on no honeymoon now in the early sixty's,
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another report to his characters touched on interracial marriage, which was still illegal in several american states. mom, this is john. meanwhile, what year was helping to wage the real life fight to win 1st class citizenship for black people. i became interested in civil rights struggle out of necessity to survive in the heat of the night. what ga, played a northern detective, undaunted by southern bigotry, old virgin as a funny name for me, got to come from philadelphia. what did they call you up there? a call may miss step tabs that film 15 academy awards, including for best picture. i build a camera. i my then what day i had already won his own ass girl, the 1st awarded to a male african american actor. the prize was for lilies of the field in which the issue of race was left largely unspoken. in that film, he played
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a warm hearted mechanic who builds a chapel for a group of singing nuns, but in one of his late street roles this time portraying nelson mandela lottie a return to the struggle for racial justice. every day, the sales of your jail grew more and more crowded with angry and defiant young men . what he ate, drew criticism from some black activists, who called him to passive in the off screen struggle for civil rights. but his standing has endured sidney poitier brown, hollywood, pioneer ah, is those is there on these, the top stories, a white father and son convicted of killing a black joker have been sentenced to life in prison without parole. a jury for.


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