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high percentage of the fallen have been black or brown skins. the big picture traces the economic disparities and institutional racism that is seen united kingdom fail, it citizens, britain's true colors, part one on al jazeera ah . within striking distance, north korea tests wants thought to be its longest range missile and 5 years ah hi there, i'm kim vanelle. this village is there, alive from doha. also coming up. paul's opened in portugal snacked general election . but vote is a not optimistic that they'll have a clear widow. an equal as delegation holds, talks of became false as military rulers harper suspending the country from its ranks and bloody sunday remembered northern ireland monce 50 years since british
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soldiers opened fire on civilians. killing 14 people the family members of those who died that day held a walk of remembrance through the city of dairy. ah, north korea has testified, was thought to be its longest range. miss allison's 2017. south korea's military says the intermediate range, ballistic missile was launched from jargon province. it travelled around 800 kilometers before landing in the sea of japan around 30 minutes later. sundays launch was pyongyang that 7th of this month, the u. s. as north korea has demonstrated a threat violated the un resolutions, countries in the region have condemned the move. miss, i look on the knees. it's unacceptable that north korea is significant advancement
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of it's miss all technology is posing a threat for the peace and safety of japan, and the region, the consecutive miss. alt has are also great threats to the international community where daniel kingston is electra and it's national relations at troy university. he says the launch puts pressure on whoever wins. south korea is upcoming presidential election. these tests serve a number of purposes and this checks a lot of boxes for them on the list. so there are, 1st of all their engineering reasons. so you test missiles to verify the design for systems that are under development systems that are already deployed. you want to test the reliability. secondly, you would test missiles as part of the military exercise. you test your command and control systems. see how the missiles would work in the context of military operations. and then 3rd, there's political c signaling which cannot really be separated from it. and there are a number of intended audiences with different messages from the big powers in the
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international system. the un security council, the u. s. regional actors also on the korean peninsula, there's a presidential election coming up in south brian just a little over a month. so it's very consistent with north korea's past behavior, intimidating or challenging a new president, coming into office. and then also domestically in north korea, domestic audience there. and i think a lot of people underestimate that it shows a strength resolve in accomplishments of the regime to the domestic audience in the shadow of all these economic problems, economic deprivation in the coven pandemic. and so forth. and northern ireland, the people of dairy marking the 50th anniversary of the bloody sunday massacre. when 14 armed catholic protest is killed by british soldiers was one of the darkest moments of what became known as the troubles sectarian conflict lasting more than 30 years. these are like pictures now from dairy,
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the prime minister violent among those joining the commemorations. but northern ireland for a british 1st minister is not taking part when joining us now from dublin is donica of a crane author and professor at the school of law government sits dublin city university. thank you very much for your time. i want to come by asking you what did this day, what did bloody sunday do for the aisle re and the attitudes to would the british, i guess the trajectory of what became known as the troubles. but it was a very seminal event in the history of the troubles, i guess. the direct origins go back to the introduction of been termed a few months earlier when the british government decided to round up hundreds of of, for suspects without trial with them in prison. and that led to an upsurge in violence and that there was a lot of pressure on the british army to suppress this violence. and so on, buddy sunday, as your report suggests they,
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they killed 14 people and injured many more. and for people living in northern ireland, in dairy, in the bog side, it demonstrated that for the british army and the british government, the enemy wasn't the irish, the enemy was the nationalist people as a whole because they fired indiscriminately into the crowd. not trying to, to targets individual people. so it's, it's, it left a stain on the, the reputation of the british army in jerry, which has never fully been removed. and to put things in context. me, norton norton, is a small place. it would have had a population of a 1000000 and a half at the time english population would have been $55000000.00. so 14 people dying on the streets of nord martin did one day at the hands of the british army. that would be the equivalent of about $500.00 people dying in england on the same day. so it gives you some sense of the scale locally and why it was considered to be so important. and as you, as your question implies, it led to a search of recruits for the i array and, and indeed, norton norton arden's year of 972 was the worst in the troubles, almost 500 people that were killed,
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which he can to put in context would be like $20000.00 people being killed in, in england as a result of political violence. how do you think that the travels shapes and continue to shape the northern ireland we see today? oh, very much so. i mean, the scars of the troubles are still felt a generation on and, and indeed the divisions in northern ireland are still very much there. and, and part of the reason for that is, is, is related to the, the feeling that justice has not been done. and that's a feeling on all sides. one of the most unpopular decisions that the british government has made in recent years is to indemnify people involved in, in murders in northern ireland from prosecution. that was motivated primarily to protect british army soldiers like those who participated, embody sundays from prosecution and, and that has stopped society away from moving on. it has moved on now. and in many fundamental respects, it's important to emphasize that norden arms in a much better place than it was 30 years ago. but there is lingering feeling past the, the issues that are, that,
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that were at the heart of the troubles have not been fully resolved. and of course, that's been exacerbated in recent years by the refocusing up the constitutional question, which has resulted from breakfast. i want to ask how you think the troubles have shape the attitude of northern ireland young people. if you were born around the time the troubles ended, your walk? $2324.00. now how do you think it's changed their attitude? well, i think it's become, i mean, you know, these, these things are passed on from generation to generation. i mean, bloody sunday, even in 972 wasn't the 1st study sunday in irish history here in dublin. there was a bloody sunday when the british army opened fire and killed 14 people in, in 1920. we commemorated us only last year that the centurylink member ation. so that's in living memory in dublin, and i'm not surprised that you know, people to day, even if they have no direct experience have from their parents since their grandparents. they've kind of taken all these that the burden of history you might say on their shoulders and, and, and in that sense, as i said,
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society in northern ireland is still quite divided and they still go to different schools. these read different newspapers, they play different sports and you have those piece lines which divide places in belfast where people simply can't travel from one community to another. and that again is, is a symptom of the troubles. those peace lines were established during the trouble. some of them did have been established since the troubles and, and again these to stop society from, from moving on. so even though people happen have direct experience, it doesn't mean that they're not very acutely aware of the pain and suffering that are during the troubles now. or i will have to leave it at the time. thank you. back to donica about crane ab. we're gonna now just listen in a little bit. this is a memorial service that's happening right now in dairy. so let's take listen, cried and suffered that the twist might be out of the crisp might be processed or to make build on the ribbon of the past,
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rather than just use it to throw stones at one another. and we pray for the strength of this community and thank god for it. generosity of heart this knowledge, honestly the dreams of the hell for the next generation. can you remember all those who come from other lands to live in our midst of the med continue to make them feel so welcome as an enrichment of our society, do i cherish diversity and to the future? and we find peace with the past agreement for thank you day in the, in the beyond. look so well,
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come in by those who are able to detroit the one prayer that jesus offer all his disciples, our father to i can have and i would remind him by to come by when you're done on her as a prison. give us this day, our daily bread and river, just as we forgive those who trespass against us. and just before her doctor live illema himself, he words are like treated to this message from the a jewish community or they were to be with us today. but i sent a message saying, regrettably, we are unable to be with you this morning. are you going to proceed morrila service because of other engagements, jewish communities, thoughts, and prayers are with you. today. we ask god to comfort you like a mother, and he should wipe away tears on your okay, so that her, it was
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a memorial service as a memorial service. it's happening right now in dairy to mock the 50th anniversary of the buddy sunday massacre. that, of course is when 14 unarmed catholic protested were killed by british soldiers. let's go back now to our guest. we have fed donica about crane author, professor at the school of law of government at dublin city university. i was timely there when we went to listening, they were talking about using the rebels of the past to build the future dreams of the next generation. as we've been talking about how the troubles impacted me next generation, i want to go back and ask you about the apology. both that was made in 2010 by then prime minister david cameron, and also, i guess how subsequent british leaders have handled bloody sunday. how do you think those apologies and, and those are kind of handling, i guess how it's been how it's been received. you know, i certainly believe when we see the apology that was made by david cumberland after
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the civil inquiry was welcomed and widely welcomed. but i think it has to be tempered with a disappointment that it hasn't been followed up by prosecutions. because these soldiers at the end of the day were found to have acted wrongly and, and, and innocent lives had been lost. people who had been simply protesting for civil rights had been killed in their own streets and, and we don't even know the identities of the soldiers let alone having any conviction. so that was a widespread sentiment. an apology was perhaps a verbal acknowledgement that something had, had, had taken place. that was wrong, but you know, for, for a real apology, real heartfelt apology would be followed up by, by prosecutions. and that hasn't happened. and that's why there's been a certain disappointment and bar as johnson to day. and he switch or account has said that we have to learn the lessons of history. but it's, it's unclear what those lessons are in many respects. i mean, because if we don't acknowledge by, you know,
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holding the people in the police and the army to the same standards that we would ordinary citizens and we don't have it. that's an important lesson to draw. i guess people are asking, what is the cry. alright. thank you very much for your time, the donica of our crime. we appreciate it. voting is under way in portugal. snap general election and the outcome of the vote seems uncertain. let's go straight to adam rainy. who is that a polling station in lisbon could see at him. what's at stake in these elections? well, kim has a lot of state coming out of the pandemic with some sense of an economy going up rather than flat or going down. and also the who's going to be leading this country for the next few years, perhaps 5 years, we've had the socialist and power for 6 years for much of that time. prime minister antonia costa has done a job that most people say has done pretty well. the economy was doing well before the pandemic, even during the pandemic he over. so one of europe's most successful vaccination
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campaigns. also, we see employment levels almost that prepared to make levels here. but still, there's a lot of pain and suffering voters we've been speaking to say they just feel stuck . they feel really caught up in this kind of stagnant kind of economy that many countries around the world, of course, have been suffering during the pandemic despite rising prices, perhaps a times in stock markets in other areas. real workers, real small businesses, are suffering here. we spoke to one man who runs a green grocery store with his family. he says 1st they suffered in the 2008 economic crisis. and now cove, it has squeezed them so much that they're really calling on the leaders, whoever they are after this election to come together and work out a plan to lower taxes and make it easier for small businesses. other people say what they really are hoping for is that this new government, when it takes shape after sunday, is able to manage the economy well enough to start getting these tens of billions of dollars and e recovery funds into the economy here and get things going and get
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them going quickly, but no one really thinks that we're going to have a real strong mandate coming out of here. most people realize that either the leading socialist, the left party or the center, right, social democrats are going to have to cobble together some coalition, which means they might have to go to the hard left or the hard, right, which might just lead to more political dead like because that's what causes election. it was triggered late last year after left when members of the coalition pulled out of the government because they couldn't agree on a budget. so what the people here say is that their political leaders just can't come together. one of the most important times and recent history. okay, and i'm wondering logistically how the country's managing these elections, given its current wave of all me con cases it's, it's a difficult one. kim, actually, despite this high vaccination rate, we have some 1000000 people that 10 percent of people live in portugal,
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isolating because either they have coven, or they were in close contact with some with cove it. but despite that, the government has said they can come out and they can vote on sunday. they're asking the vote during an hour window between 6 and 7 pm local time. but they say they can go whenever they want. that shows a couple of things that shows that the government didn't really prepare well for how to help people who are supposed to be isolating vote. but it also shows that you also wanna encourage people to come out and vote at this real pivotal election . so they're really walking a fine line at this point in the pandemic. atom rainy there for us in lisbon. thank you. you k prime minister bars, johnson says he too is considering a major military deployment of response to russia. amassing hundreds of thousands of troops on ukraine's border britain foreign and defense ministers planning to go to moscow for talks. in the coming days. ukraine is urging its western allies to be vigilant and firm and their talks with russia. it follows the u. s. president announcement of a small trip to form into eastern europe with fears of
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a russian invasion. the kremlin denies that it has any salts plans, but it's charles dr. reports from don't ask. many living and the separate is controlled eastern ukraine already aligned themselves with moscow. this is no man's land between ukrainian government forces and separatists fighters with the self declared don x people's republic, the russian bang to authorities and that sc have given us rare access to the territory. they control for the 1st time since 2017. the city seems more russian than when we were lost. on the surface, at least the statue of land in still stands, prowled over the main square next to a russian flag. but there are also vast pro russia mil rules on buildings. this one reads russian, don bass, a heart in the colors of the russian flag, sits in the snow covered park destruction from 8 years of conflict is
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worse nay. what used to be done at scaffold? this was where some of the heaviest fighting took place between pro russia separatists and the ukrainian government forces. when conflict started in 2014 nichol, i says he and many people like him see little chance of a future with a ukranian government wanting closer ties with europe, a nato, russia, promot, russia will help putin warned the west don't dare to put a foot in this region, there is no future with ukraine unless it changes. some residents like vladimir occasionally come to try and repair their homes. mccook should say, we are between a rock and a hard place. there are no jobs. we are doing our best to survive. many people say that i don't want to go back to ukraine off to what's happened either people want independence or to join russia. most of the people that used to live in this neighbourhood, a too afraid to return because of the sporadic,
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shelly. and now increasing phase of a potential renewed conflict. but there is a side to life internet, so that perhaps reflects a determination to live a normal life, especially amongst the young generation, many of whom were children. when the conflicts started, many young people have left for russia or elsewhere in search of jobs. like clubs like this one only open at weekends and half to close when the curfew starts at 10 p. m. engine, as we are separated from the rest of the world. for example, we cannot use international payment systems and it's difficult to get in and out my travel to, to buy and europe, but those i can't afford to go out. they just stuck. ne, here, when i saw it, no matter what happens, he, a young people are trying to find joy in life. we try our best to live like people, day in the rest of the world. russia has always denied supporting the separatists militarily,
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saying the conflict as an internal matter for the ukrainian government and their opponents to solve. but russia's influence here seems stronger than ever. something people say the ukrainian government international backers always fail to understand. charleston ford al jazeera, don't ask the west african bark he go off his el talks of the king of fossils. military rulers, un officials, are also expected join the discussions on monday. the key foster was suspended from eco us after last week's qu, soldiers seized power off the public anger. the president's failure to stop attacks by on groups. atlas hawk has more from what i do. right now we have the chief of army of been in togo and gone off, as well as the echo our commissioner for peace and security meetings. we take call colonel, we buy, they're preparing this high level meeting tomorrow, where we're going to see ministers of the region coming in. walker,
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due to try to find an end to the deadlock, essentially where they want is restore a constitutional order, where at least the, the release of president hawk montgomery who's currently detained under house arrest. now remember, this is a blow to this can with a blow to democracy in this region. we've seen the series of cruise in getty and molly and now in petite, us pato. and in the words of president, out of who's gone with the chair of echo off, this is a real set back to democracy. you've seen that people here want to see a different way to be lead, especially in the country. and in this, a health have to fight off the arm group despite the presence of french soldiers, despite the presence and neighboring molly of the biggest un operations and even soldiers and regional forces to secure a security situation is going from bad to worse. for the millions of people in this place and people here, it just simply fed up and want to see
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a change. if you refuse, prime minister in the united emerett for an official visit of the med arrived on saturday and met adobe's crown prince. shake my home has been the lion. in november, there were revealed that the u. e was providing ethiopia with extensive military support and fight against the rebels in the north. israel as president isaac herzog is also visiting the you eat the 1st official trip thereby and is ready, president is officers. the aim is to strengthen ties and the goal for the time of heightened regional tension as well. power is tried to revive the 2015 around nuclear deal. israel in the us, you find a diplomatic court 18 months ago. us and kurdish forces working to locate iso fighters with cape tro, prison complex, and the northern syrian city of hasa call. it was a week long assault by the group. around 260 people were killed and i thought the attempt to free their comrades. the battle forced 45000 people from their home
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through the government says an oil spill triggered by the volcanic eruption. the toner is twice as big as feared. estimated nearly 12000 barrels is leak into the pacific ocean, by the other, san chance has more from lima. ah. oil continues to slowly move north with president pedro cathy. you're flying over the area on saturday. the scope of that disaster is much worse. official say, with the italian flagged oil tanker, maddie, dodie, cool, new thing. nearly 12000 barrels of crude oil twice as much as initially thought government ministers have been meeting the ship's captain to try to understand what happened. official said, the captain doubted that as soon as me from the volcanic eruption near tonga, caused a pipeline to break. as the matted doughty co was offloading nearly 1000000 barrels of crude to a refinery. where would i pick up the bag? i, according to the captain,
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apparently the issue was not so much due to the waves. these ships are so heavy with a big draft, so a swell does not actually create much of an impact. the chief prosecutor ideal tapia says he wants to know if the pipelines were properly maintained regardless. he says it is clear that spanish oil giant reps will have some responsibility on the rib, so has not denied the spill. there is a responsibility for delight action. obviously we see they have not acted swiftly in the mitigation or mediation, and now the rehabilitation on their over reps or controls peruse most important refinery. it's now facing the possibility of losing its operating license and the fine of nearly $5000000.00. in total mean, we have a lot of public prosecutor to enter the refinery, explained what happened and we are ready to fully collaborate to the public prosecutor's office. got
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a judge has ordered 4 top executives from travelling abroad for 18 months while being investigated, which could eventually mean at least 4 years in prison. the environment minister says russell is not complying with basic measures to clean up the oil spill protester. if you're outside the refinery, say they're angry because they say the company is dragging its feet. 2 some of you know, what lisa rule effective, it's not fed at such a large company has not taken the necessary measures. so many families have been hom and the company say they're not responsible. retro says it's hired more than 2000 people to try to clean up the mess and the 35 percent of it has been removed regardless as the oil slick advances with the current. the damage from the largest ecological disaster in decades continues to grow. by deanna sanchez, i'll just see the lima bid in ecuador, the amazon,
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a privately owned crude pipeline, has ruptured. it happened in the same area where operations were halted in december of the major erosion. digital organizations say communities are being affected by water contamination. and in thailand, the state of emergency has been declared along the east coast. as oil continues to wash up on its beaches, up to 50 tons of crude is spilled into the sea. the leader of poland, roman catholics has admitted his church faces a devastating decline. young poles turning away from the church and huge numbers. one of the main problems is the failure to acknowledge and deal with child sex abuse by priests. don't a whole reports from walsall. the catholic church has been at the center of polish life for centuries. more recently, a major influence in the anti communist solidarity movement. and of course, it gave the world a pope. it is a church now in a state of moral crisis and declined that some believe could be terminal,
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wasn't done. chris is the bishops don't seem to realize how deep this crisis is to progress to attach to their luxuries and palaces. the decline is very steep. i think even vertical on you as a 12 year old old boy in the 1980s young she make was sexually abused by his parish priest. it went on her 5 years vivid and disturbing testimony presented to his area, bishop in 1993 was at 1st ignored and then he says covered up in pre trial hearings ahead of a civil case being her next month. the church question deanus his own sexuality and whether he might actually have enjoyed the abuse and internal church investigation sentenced his abuser to a period of reflection and prayer. to continue to be psychological in psychiatric treatment. i think i will suffer until the end of my life, because these memories cannot be away from my mind. father andre kobylinski is
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electra at warsaw as catholic university. i asked him if enough was being done to address the crisis. not at all, not at all, not at all. unfortunately, it may, it is a very upsetting, but there is no courage to answer to all of these challenges. allegations of historic sexual abuse by catholic priests have been piling up as the issue has gained prominence and exposure since 2019 and claims of negligence by the church hierarchy have led to the official censure of a dozen polish bishops in what the church describes as a process of purification, but that is done nothing to prevent or collapse in the numbers who regularly attend mass, especially among the young in a country that officially classifies 90 percent of its population as catholic among young people with more liberal attitudes to things like abortion divorce and l g
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b t, right? less than 10 percent have a positive view of the church. i think it's impossible to turn for tears to have any future. and if they continue to say things like that, they're saying now. and because like times are changing before are changing nowadays charged doesn't live up to then the times we are living now and just stace backwards to people like the church is an institution with dwindling relevance in their lives. of faith in freefall, here in poland. jonah whole al jazeera war, so 130 people have died from last a fever and jerry and just the past 3 weeks. and there have been 750 suspected infections in that time. with that context and the whole of 2019, there were fewer than 800 cases. that jerry santa for disease control is open to an
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emergency center to deal with the outbreak. already the urging people to stay away from rodents which can spread the disease. corona virus cases being recorded among athletes and staff just days out from the aging winter olympics. $34.00 people tested positive on sunday bringing the total to $130.00 non confirmed cases. the games are being held on the tight restrictions with all of our disciplines, completely separated from the chinese population. ah, what you all deserve. these as old stories. north korea has testified what's thought to be its longest range missiles since 2017 sundays launch was young eggs 7th this month the u. s. as north korea has violated un resolutions.


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