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or a sion ah, a series of short documentaries from around the world that celebrate the human spirit against the odds with al jazeera, select change makers. oh, the situation we're facing in europe. it's urgent and dangerous. and the stakes for . busy ukraine and for every un member state could not be higher. the sound off between russia and ukraine takes center stage at the u. s. most powerful body as diplomats try to deescalate the crisis. ah,
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hello money inside this is out. is there a lie from dough? so coming up a step ahead in us capital relations, washington announces it will designate doha as a major non nato ally. i'm sorry for the things we simply didn't get right at all. so sorry for the way that this model has been hung. the british prime minister apologizes often official investigation and to parties at his residence during lockdown finds failure in leadership and judgment and a year on off to medicaid topple the civilian leadership in myanmar. we look at what lies ahead for the country. ah, we already, no matter what happens, that is the warning from the u. s. president to russia as
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a 10th stand off continues only ukrainian border j bought in was speaking on another day of intense diplomacy aimed at defusing. the crisis with the u. k urging moscow to step back from the brink of invasion today, then the united nations, we've laid out the full nature of russia's threat to ukraine sovereignty and the territorial integrity of ukraine, as well as the core channel of a rule based international order. and we, we continue to urge diplomacy as the best way forward, but with russia is continuing this build up of its forces around ukraine. we are ready, no matter what happens. well, washer has sent a reply to washington's response to moscow's demands. and this sound off over ukraine speak to pappy co hain is law firm in washington d. c. so we're hearing that the state department has issued a statement. what exactly does it say?
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they have not very many details as you would expect in a situation like this, but let me just tell you what the state department spokes person told al jazeera it is. we can confirm we received a written follow up from russia. it would be unproductive to negotiate in public, so we'll leave it up to russia if they want to just discuss their response. we remain fully committed to dialogue, to address these issues. and we will continue to consult closely with our allies and partners, including ukraine. so obviously just confirming, basically that they have the receipt, they've got the written statement. so far it hasn't leaked out exactly what's in it . it chances are it will over the next couple of hours. and that's usually how these things go. but it is just again the sign of the next step in this ongoing process. so what exactly happens next? do you think? well i think we could have expected that the written reply would come this evening because tomorrow on tuesday, a secretary of state us secretary state entity blinking and his counterpart russian
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foreign secretary survey love of they are scheduled to have a phone call. so basically, you can expect that this written response will serve as a kind of agenda for the meeting there just to the broader point of what's happening here is russia has said they won't guarantee that ukraine will never join nato. the us responded last week and writing saying that's a nonstarter. they're not going to you rule that out. they have an open policy when it comes to nato. but the us did say there were other things that they could discuss. things like arms control agreements, weapons placement, things like that. as the time the russians responded to that with some pessimism saying it doesn't appear that our opinions were actually taken into account. so the big question we're going to be looking at this meeting. once we start to know more about the responses, was there any sort of movement when it comes to nato? is there any wiggle room there? a very prominent us senator here in the u. s. just over the weekend floated one
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possible solution. he said, of course president joe biden. camps bought him, bowed to rushes, demands when it comes to nato and ukraine. but that the ukranian president could say, agree that they will even attempt to join nato for the next 10 years. so diplomats continuing to talk, which they will tell you is always a good sign. we'll see if anything productive comes out of the meeting tomorrow. but we now know that the russians have responded, and we know that that will probably be the agenda for this very important phone call between secretary state and his for counterpart. okay, puffy. thank you for that update. patsy call. hey, now for a live in washington. all members of the united nations security council have also for the 1st time discussed the russian troop build up on ukraine's border. but there were deep divisions over who is to blame and whether the meeting should even take place on diplomatic edison. james base has more from the un headquarters in yoke. the security council heard 2 very different arguments about the situation in
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eastern europe. the u. s. which called this meeting says the russian military build up around ukraine is the largest mobilization of troops in europe. in decades, rushes aggression to day, not only threaten ukraine. it also threatens europe. it threatens the international order this body is charged with upholding. we continue to hope russia chooses the path of diplomacy over the path of conflict in ukraine, but we cannot just wait and see it, but russia's ambassador vaseline benzene says, all his country's troops are on russian soil. they're not close to the ukrainian border. and there's absolutely no proof of a threat from them. he says the us and nato, we're whipping up tensions as though they want that to be a war. outside the council chamber, i pushed him further on this. are there any circumstances in which russian troops would cross the border into ukraine?
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can just be cleverer, i'm, i'm, we're not the person to decide whatever happens. but we never, i said it in my statement that no russian politician or even a public figure ever said that we are planning to attack your grade, was a clear answer. it seemed. but then he added this. we will not exclude provocations from a, from ukraine insight and the separatist republics. they say they have information that such provocations may happen. russia had tried to prevent this meeting by calling a procedural vote at the start. 9 countries supported the u. s, but russia was joined by china and objected to the session and 3 other security council members, gabon, kenya, and india, abstained. the meeting went ahead, bought the procedural vote. and the comments of many of the non western members of the council should be noted. the u. s is aim here, was the galvanized international opinion against what it says is the russian threat,
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but to achieve a broad international consensus, it still has more work to do. james bay's al jazeera, the united nations, u. s. president joe biden has told cause a mayor a shake to me and been how my boss told me that he will soon designate the gulf state as a major non nato ally. the lead has happened, meeting in the white house do discuss the range of issues including a possible role for catherine cushioning, the economic impact of the potential russian invasion of ukraine. alan fisher reports a warm welcome and bitterly cold washington day for the 1st gulf leader to visit the white house since joe biden, to cover cutter has become a key partner on several issues impacting the u. s. this past year. a partnership with color was a, has been the central to many or most vital interest at all. it was a key player during the u. s. withdrawal from afghanistan still has communications
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with the taliban and whose thousands of refugees who still have to be processed before they move to america. with additional assistance on iran, yemen, the palestinians. the president has decided to give cattle special status, and i am notifying congress that i will designate color as a major non nato ally to reflect the importance importance of our relationship. cattle becomes the 18th country to be given the ally status. it provides imported benefits in areas of treat defense and security cooperation. the ambulance is katara was and is happy to help a country that has been an ally with for 50 years. we're very proud that we manage to evacuate tens of thousands of people of an of understand of course we have other issues as well that we're going to talk about the equal rights of honesty, people and other issues in the region. so you know, we're very happy and proud of this great relationship. rushes build up on the
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ukranian border continues to be the most urgent issue for the white house. if moscow decides to invade sanctions will follow. there's a what a russia will respond by shutting off gas supplies to key european allies cut out could help develop supplies of its own liquid natural gas to ease the pressure nearby. the guitar, the purchase of $34.00 new boeing free jets, was signed with an option for 50 more passenger liners from the american company. i thought it was for his note in the early days of the trump presidency. but katara officials insist it has been a steady and reliable partner for the united states in an unsteady part of the world and with its links and connections. it could help solve some problem issues for the united states and its president. allen fisher al jazeera at the white house . hello, a man leveretts' is a former state department official and c. i a strategic a political rest consultancy fan. she says it's a key milestone in the allies relationship. it's an important recognition by the
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united states of the role that country plays in the world in the region. first of all, in the middle east, in terms of what country has done to help problem solve diplomatically some of the most intractable problems in the region. in terms of energy security, other places you very unique role in the world where they have liquefied natural gas, where other countries are locked, most rely on pipelines. cancer can, can shipment anywhere in the world, providing us with a unique status for energy security. so the united states is seen cotter time and again step up to the play and be a vital country for stability and security in the middle east and around the world . so for the united states, it's really a long overdue recognition of, of gutters role. there's not that much practical impact, but it will make some investment in some technology transfer easier. but the real
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importance is the honor that it shows the respect that it bestows. and in some ways, the united states taking sides in a region where alliances are often or rivalries are often, are often very deep. so to give, to, to bestow this otter on gutter before doing so, or doing so without a similarly giving this honor to, for example, saudi arabia or the united arab emirates is an important signal diplomatically that the united states values the relationship with gutter. and if there were a problem again, like there wasn't the trumpet ministration that the united states might take on her side, it's not legally obligated to do as it would be for a nato ally. but the signals are very, very strong. a u. s. state department official says in direct talks between washington and iran on the 2015 nuclear agreements are entering the final stretch.
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negotiations have been taking place in the austrian capital, vienna, the on name, the u. s. officials as all sides have to make tough political decisions to return to the agreement. iran one sanctions lifted in return for limits on its nuclear program. the saudi led coalition in yemen has been targeting who the positions in the capitol summer. it comes a day off to rebels, launched a failed attack, only united arab emirates. it was the 3rd attack of its kind in 2 weeks. and rebels have warned you either planning more strikes. the moratti's defense ministry says a ballistic missile was intercepted early on monday. okay, still ahead. own out a 0 to $3.00 journalist a murdered in mexico. media worker is targeted and campaign is cool for an end to a deal between you and libya saying is compounded the suffering of migrants and refugees. ah,
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ah, look forward to scores with a spoon cut off at ways. here's our forecast for the 1st february across asia. hello everyone. good to see you. temperatures have popped up in the northwest of india, new delhi at 23 degrees. but by and large, we've got a seller stretch of weather here, the northeast spawn to not active. so what that means is dry spells right across the southeast of india through shore longer and the mall deeds as well. i think the really only spot we may see some activity is toward the far northeast of india on that border with bungler dash, se asia concentrated bands of rain over sumatra, some cascading rain for java. and now i'll take you to the philippines. this is where the ne bond soon is more active, so top to bottom across the islands. here we will see some weather in that times we'll see pulses of heavy rain. now the ne monsoon also ringing out some moisture
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over a hi, nan giving a showers for coastal vietnam look at the temperature spread, hear a noise, 16 degrees, coachman city, $35.00 on tuesday. driving rain for the southeast corner of china. that's putting a cap on temperatures in hong kong to just 15 degrees and more snow on the way for western areas of japan. so we'll see this spread over the hills of honshu meantime . so k o 10 degrees for you. wall to wall sunshine on top. enjoy thanks for tuning in caea. oh, the weather sponsored by casara weighs a 4 hour climb for 4 minutes. practice. ah, well, to repeat, the dream of becoming afghanistan's 1st ever went to an impedance. they will have to overcome many mountains. come over your path of hope and inspiration,
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where the light shine witness on al jazeera. ah ah, you're watching al jazeera mind if i top stories this hour. you as president joe biden says, washington is ready to respond to russian aggression in ukraine. no matter what members of the un security council on monday for the last time to discuss the trip build up on the coins board. us have received a written response from rashana secures. he demands about ukraine. the state department is not releasing the response. saying that public negotiation will be unproductive. the u. s. as designated cats. awesome,
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major non nato ally. it follows a meeting between president joe biden and counsels mia shake to me about the u. k. inquiry into government events during lockdown has found serious failures in leadership. judgment, said some of the gatherings should not have been allowed to happen. but it has left questions on onset, including where the prime minister boris johnson misled parliament. the bank has moved from wanton a failure of leadership behind the famous black door suit, grey's crunch findings more biting than expected. the report talks of high standards not being met by those setting, the rules of excessive alcohol consumption in the workplace and gatherings without clear, authorization or oversight. some behavior, she said, was difficult to justify, against the backdrop of the pandemic. ah, were nothing of early critical of johnson himself. it's perhaps not the big take
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down. his rivals hopeful, a contrite prime minister, appearing in front of parliament, promising to overhaul downing street and clean up government. but no talk or of stepping down. i'm sorry for the things we simply didn't get right and also sorry for the way that this matter has been handled. i get it and i will fix it to the people of this country. i know what the issue is. yes. if one of his government can be trusted to deliver, and i say to speak, i guess we can be taught to gray, have been planning to release a full report until london's metropolitan police stepped in, calling for her to pare down her findings while they carry out their own criminal investigation into 12 gatherings, including an alleged party and johnston, to flat for johnson's opponents. it isn't just about what's in the suit guy report,
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but what's not in it. for his fears, his critics, they will have to wait for the results of the police investigation to find out more about the most serious offences that could cause the most harm to johnson's political career. the results of that investigation could be many, many months away. even now he is hiding behind a police investigation into criminality into his home and his office, the british public on fools. they never believe a word of it. they think the promise to should do the decent thing and resign yet. the pro is not just the opposition that's been ramping up, pressure on johnson, some of his own. m. p. 's have been quietly plotting against him. thank you. other familiar faces determined to hold his actions to account what the gray report does show is that number 10 downing street was not himself and the regulations they had imposed on members of the public. so i thought my right on boyfriend did not read the rules or didn't understand what they meant and others around him,
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or they didn't think the rules apply to number 10, which was it monday. so a flurry of announcements by number 10 on the economy breaks it and ukraine. this is a government, eager to steer attention away from recent scandals. but when it comes to party gate, there were still more truths to uncover heads, including the prime ministers may yet roll. if enough members of his own party decide it's time for him to go. the ball her out to sierra westminster. the cane of fossa is millard c gent. her which made president rush capote i from power last week says it will restore parts of the constitution and installed lieutenant colonel paul henry and abby bye. as transitional president, announcement comes off to the african union, suspended. the countries membership that's also been suspended from the regional block eco ass, which is warning of possible sanctions and trial of more than a dozen defendants. the keys of the assassination of mccain of fancies former
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president thomas and kara, will resume on wednesday. miss temporarily suspended as law is considered the legality of the child with a suspended constitution. amelia worker has been murdered in mexico after 3 journalists were killed in less than a month. robert, to later was shot dead by 3 gunman in a car park in the city of the tuck auto to lead a work for an online news outlet. busy which have been reporting on government corruption as goes to john home, who's lying for us and mexico city. so what our authority saying and doing about this killing yeah, we've got quite a lot of information actually about this case since it was 1st reported. so as you say, roberto plato, he did work for this very low qu, website code monitor, mitchell, can that website was run actually also by a group of lawyers. and that's where the confusion comes in on this. basically what
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we've, what, what's been reported to us that happened is the group of hit man burst into the offices when filming was actually taking place. they started shooting people, roberta, to lead or was the person that got killed. they may have been after his bosses, the people that were running this website, the rules are lawyers and they left what's called here and now command, which is basically a message on a bit of cod that is left by can call it tells organized crime. and it said, this is what you get basically for being loyal from a group that poses them cool laughter mainly or another cartel in the entity. so obviously there's a lot of room is about what happened exactly in this killing and wherever the killing was, because we're about to pull it worked for the group of lawyers or whether because he was a media worker that was working for the web site. we do know for sure is what you reported that, that he is a media will cut the full media worker to be killed in mexico at this point. and
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the big picture here is obviously irrelevant about the message that was left there . and these now command says these messages are often quite misleading. this is another death in the country that needs to be resolved from a government and successive governments. the haven't done well with that, especially with media workers. so what exactly is going on as, as you've said, the for media work is killed in just one month and i believe they've been others injured. but why is this happening? yeah, you're exactly right. and there's going to be a variety of different reasons. bye. think the one to drive home here, and i've just got to find someone from the committee to protect journalists in the country. is it? it's easy to shoot the messenger. know if you've got something going on. either if you're a cartel, or you're a corrupt politician, or there's some sort of investigation to be exposed than if you kill or intimidate a journalist in this country, then expose the investigation is likely not going to come out. and what we've seen
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over here is that journalists have been killed with impunity. the press starts to self censor, and that can only benefit those in positions of power on either side of the law and obviously not the public in this country. so the message, the press rights advocates to try to drive home is that until these cases like robots will pull out of the other journalists killed this month for investigated the cases. so until the impunity stops them free expression itself comes on the front and this country. many thanks for that john home, and that for us and mexico city i'm the senior national is calling for an end to a 2016 deal between the e u in libya, which is seen migraines, desperate to reach europe 10 back and held in di conditions. the rise group says in the past 5 years, more than 82000 people have returned to face arbitrary detention atrocities, increasing,
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forced labor and sexual abuse. while the highest number of interceptions was last year with european support, the libyan coastal encounter more than 32000 refugees and migrants. the says more than 12000 people are being held in 27 prisons and detention facilities. thousands more held illegally and secret facilities run by armed groups must have about us as a research of migration and assign him at the scenes national. he says that you could be seen as complicit in enabling rights abuses. their situation in libya has been appalling for refugees and migrants for a number of years, detention centers where people are taken after being intercepted. a see europe south are notorious for the treatment of people. people who are not totally arbitrarily the same that for a prolonged period of time in a falling conditions, whether also exposed to torture and other treatment, sexual violence,
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forced labor and even killings. and even outside of detention centers, the situation would produce a maggot and remains incredibly dangerous. and this is why you would ups actions to support the be and course in the past 5 years range the to the level of complicity in these abuses. we have seen from europe for meetings, particular very concrete actions being taken to enable the coast guards to intercept more and more people. we have seen the tele with you miami, giving them a new speed votes and you will leave you search, rest your region. the coordination center and so on and so forth. on the other side, when it comes to the protection of the rights of f, which is a magnet and it's only woods that have no actions. we need now you to p and government really to change approach, suspend any forms of cooperation that dropping people in a situation of danger. and do more to address that you might taya needs. kurdish
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versus ne area say they're fully regained. control of a prison from ice will faces syrians. i'm acrostic forces, say more than 125 inches and guards were killed in a 10 day standoff in her becca. the group pants appeals international help and taking responsibility for the 10s of thousands of eyes will find says on their families detained at s. c. s. the services a federal judge and the u. s. has rejected a plea, dale, for one of the men who murdered unarmed a black man on aubrey in the state of georgia. travis mc, michael was one of the 3 white men who chased and kill the 25 year old as a was out for running 2020 like michael is due to face trial next week on federal hate crime charges. he's admitted that he pursued aubrey because of his race. all 3 men convicted of march murdering aubrey happened sentenced to life in prison.
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it is exactly a year since man. most military sees control of the country and estimated 1500 people have been killed by security forces and 9000 arrested and protests against military rule. but as florence louis reports, resistance is still going strong and has been taking many different forms. o major demonstration, since the military to power have now been replaced by smaller, sporadic protests. protest is march quickly through yan gone before dispersing to avoid arrest. others have taken up arms, trading alongside ethnic armed groups in jungle camps. they are part of the people's defense force, an armed resistance group set up by the national unity government. a parallel government formed by exiled lawmakers and others opposed to the crew. the military has declared these groups, terrorist organizations. it's
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a. ready international committee, all neighbor understand these defense forces, this offering them to find those are more oh really that a group of people, one for the be a villages. ready appalled and your loved ones in the family, the u. n. reports, the military has continued to launch attacks and civilians, including air strikes and estimated 400000 people have been internally displaced since the qu, diplomacy has not yielded any results. the military has failed to implement a peace plan negotiated by the association of southeast asian nations. last april. there's no progress in, in mediation, all arm or any kind of negotiations precisely because the military is not interested if they were interested in genuine negotiations and then it might be space for that to actually take place. but such is the level of mistrust and anger
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and frustration that so many people feel aren't that many now say that it's, it's, it's past time for any negotiation. the myanmar military has not responded to algebra, request for an interview. some western countries have been post targeted sanctions on june to leaders and military linked corporations. several foreign companies are withdrawing their business interests from young, but none of that seems to have deterred the military. some analysts say the conflict is likely to dragon neither side seems willing to back down. so i just very difficult to see how the conflict will diminish. will reduce in the near term, even in, you know, over a period of several years. opponents of the can say people power, whoa, prevail in the end, but how many more lives will be lost before they might get there? no one knows florence louis al jazeera. ah,
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