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his reign of terror in cambodia classified as a genocide for the first time by an international tribunal a guilty verdict for the last surviving leaders of the brutal regime that presided over the deaths of some two million cambodians i'm sorry kelly in berlin this is the day. the of. those delivery of the judgment to drain free schools great zero zero two is in the story gets you from zero to the world or the extraordinary chambers in the courts of cambodia once they were all the commercial overthrown i was shocked and horrified by all that was hidden from. the torture centers killing fields every aspect of the starvation the enforced labor the rapes the forced marriages the think that the murder it's all on the record now cambodians no longer have to worry
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that that what they went through was their imagination to tell me that my get even with me and i'm so happy i'm a victim of the canal rouge i used to think there was no justice for me but now i see that justice will get close enough to believe but maybe. i'd also coming up on the program in california's wildfires hundreds are unaccounted for at least sixty are dead and that's just the human toll of the place. i hope you and quick that's all i can say. but first it took nearly four decades but on friday for the first time a un backed court in the cambodian capital phnom penh found to kemah rouge leaders guilty of genocide the brutal regime wiped out around two million people a quarter of the country's population through overwork starvation and mass
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executions a murderous history and for decades on is the verdict finally justice our coverage begins with this report. this is a long awaited moment to form a committee rouge leaders known she and kids some friends are sentenced to life in prison for genocide by a un backed quilt. home. but the chamber has considered the gravity of the crimes including the scale of brutality the number and the vulnerability of the victims for which the accused have been convicted. these two old men the last surviving leaders of the committee rouge already serving life sentences for crimes against humanity but this new verdict is a landmark ruling for the first time it says that the crimes against cambodians vietnamese and cham minorities amounted to genocide delivery of the judgment today in phase two zero zero two is an historic achievement in the work of the
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extraordinary chambers in the courts of. this court is once again demonstrated that he has the capacity to prosecute and try the most complex cases in accordance with international standards. the committee rouge under its leader pol pot sought to create a communist utopia but forcibly moving people from the cities to the countryside nearly two million cambodians died from overwork starvation mass executions during its reign of terror from one thousand nine hundred five to nine hundred seventy nine plum pens museums and memorials detail the sheer horror of the past a past that lingers. where they deserve to get the sentence because they committed such big crimes the rest of my family members were killed and the only child who survived that regime. this is an important moment for cambodia it's courts recognizing that what happened here was indeed genocide. and e.w.
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spoke earlier with award winning journalist elizabeth becker who was a reporter in cambodia during the camera this reign of terror her book when the war was over is one of the leading accounts of what was one of the last century's worst crimes against humanity. she was also caught called on as an expert witness for the prosecution at the camera trial we asked her how important the trial was. oh it's critical i can imagine cambodian history or this is siding without this trial and without the final verdict that said yes this was genocide as you noted it was been forty years it took decades to finally get this trial because it could have impinged on so many world powers so that cambodians no longer have to worry that that what they went through was their imagination there were many deniers will this is
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a joint un cambodian trial this is the cambodian government is led by who instead who is a former mid-level c'mere was contrary he did not want the trial and it took a lot of political will on the part of the u.n. to come up with a compromise then you it was in the country there are all kinds of different compromises so it was it was a long slog but it was a very thorough one and the critics of the length i think should just read choice in the fact that now the record is straight there was witnesses corroborating every aspect of the starvation that in forced labor the forced marriages the the the murder it's all on the record now and that's an incredible record. i saw a country that was emptied of society i lived there during the war and was shocked the streets were empty the people were gone there were no markets there was no life
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there was no pagoda gotos were empty shops were closed schools were closed there was no music there is nothing and then you go into the country to the labor camps and i was under serious government guard so they didn't let me poke around any more than allowed but it was what was missing that was so horrible that people were living in work camps they did not look good and i was shown what was supposed to be a model camps and even though the leaders which was one of the reasons i was asked to testify even the leaders admitted to me that social welfare as they put it wasn't wasn't right since the trial started you have a new awareness that this is what happened and when you think of. the number of of. of victims and the destruction of the society it's remarkable however it's not a democracy it's an authoritarian regime that recently has gotten rid of the
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opposition and there is nothing resembling a real rule of law so it's incredible it's an uneven. recovery and i hope that it gets a little better and that was the journalist elizabeth becker now the verdict from the u.n. backed war tribunal comes almost forty years as we've heard after the fall of the camera crews around two million cambodians died from overwork starvation mass executions under the group's reign of terror during the late one nine hundred seventy s. but the full scope of the group's mass killings remains elusive new technology may help researchers find those who are unaccounted for. searching for clues of the horrors that happened here. next to a school a former execution site of the chemo bruce around twenty thousand mass graves have been found across the country but researchers hope ground penetrating radar will
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find more of the dead. babies and we don't know the number of dead bodies in graves that have not been dug up. producing this technology that we could discover this in graves from forty years ago. anomalies appear possibly decomposed remains this looks like a double burial want to miss maybe one two three so it won't be able to see the boat but it will be able to show the outline of a grave and how deep and how wide it is. but no matter the results there will be no excavations in keeping with local tradition the remains will not be disturbed. but the search continues as can both here tries to make a full accounting of those killed by the chemo. the number of people missing in northern california is wildfire has gone up to
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above six hundred more than sixty are dead firefighters have managed to contain most of the blaze and thousands have begun returning to their communities but for some there is nothing left to come home to her. this is what it looks like to lose everything. hair i hope you uncork that's all i can say. hold my yard. words can't describe it. words can't describe it. and how can they when all you're left with is the clothes on your back everywhere signs of a life well lived now all gone. the
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bass home one of more than six thousand destroyed in a town named paradise. the epicenter of california's deadliest ever wildfire for jonathan clark there's another reason to come back here his brother is missing. we're still trying or do whatever it takes is found. dead or alive that's just what clarksdale we look out for each other so. so many people here were caught by surprise when high winds fans the deadly flames through that's how one now authorities simply can't be sure how many human remains alive beneath the ash. the shia chaos of what's happened in neighborhoods like these distorting the numbers. i want you to understand that there are a lot of people displaced and we're finding that a lot of people don't know that we're looking for them and that is why we're
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publishing as well as. firefighters are still trying to contain the camp fire one of three wildfires raging in california fis one is said to be forty percent under control but it will take two more weeks to put towels completely. good morning everyone i'm being told to throw said represent c.n.n. mr acosta we're serenely pleased with the ruling today this is a great day for the first amendment in journalism we're very excited to have mr acosta be able to go back and get his hard pass and report the news about the white house i'll turn it over to jim thank everybody thanks for coming i just want to say something very briefly and that is i want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week and i want to thank the judge for the decision he
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made today and let's go back to work. thank you. wendy scenes right after a federal judge has ordered the trumpet ministration to immediately return the white house press credentials of c.n.n. reporter jim acosta the white house saying that it will comply now last week the white house will recall revoked those credentials after a cost and trump tangled during a press conference following the midterm elections c.n.n. sued and asked the judge to issue a temporary restraining order forcing the white house to give a cost as credentials at least temporarily back now here's another look at that press conference with trump attacking the press calling them the enemy of the people. but it is there we go well if you want as president that this caravan was an invasion hundreds of way that's not a debate and honestly i think you should let me run the country you run c.n.n. and if you didn't well your ratings let me ask you if i may ask one of the
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harshness present right. are you worried i said no that's it that's it i asked one of the other folks that said for me ma'am i'm listening that's enough present to watch c.n.n. should be ashamed of itself having you working for them you are a rude terrible person you shouldn't be working for c.n.n. of course just sit down place. but when you when you report fake news no when you report fake news which c.n.n. does a lot you are the enemy of the people go ahead mr president. british prime minister to resign may has appointed a new brags that secretary following the resignation of dominic rabbit on thursday he stephen barclay a former junior health minister who voted to leave the european union in a referendum in twenty sixteen and earlier may received a boost when another leading brags that supporter said that he would stay in her government. a moment of relief for the prime minister a key programs
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a voice in teresa mayes top ministerial team environment secretary michael gove has confirmed he is backing may. well if you have confidence in the prime minister i absolutely do have had a very good morning with a series of meetings with my colleagues here in defra i'm also looking forward to continuing to work with all my government colleagues at all my colleagues in poland in order to make sure that we get the best future for britain this comes after a tumultuous day for me as she presented her draft deal to exit the european union . on thursday several cabinet members resigned including brags that secretary dominic rob and brags that hard liners led by m.p.'s jacob reese mog and steve baker say they will collect the forty eight signatures necessary to trigger a vote of no confidence in the prime minister for the future of this country a generation generations hinges upon rejecting this policy and it's become clear to me and to jacob that the only way now to reject this policy is to ask the prime
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minister to go and you on this is going to government is struggling to secure a deal with the e.u. before brags it is triggered at the end of march next year meanwhile the u.k. remains divided over whether or not it should even leave the union. and let's get a deeper look into this now we are joined here in the studio by john worth an e.u. citizen with a u.k. passport and also a blogger who writes quite extensively on the e.u. and the u.k. welcome back to the program. we have to talk about what has just been happening now in the past twenty four hours i mean we essentially have some of her most senior cabinet members gone we have this present secretary that basically no one's ever heard of and she seems to be recycling people amber right also back what does this say about the state of british politics right now essentially to reason may's position becomes more and more perilous with every passing day with every passing week but nevertheless no one does get rid of her and so ultimately. she's got nowhere else to go other than to try people she's tried before in the case of drugs
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or to take people like baltar and so her position how we have no one is quite ready to just take over the age to get rid of her will to give because none of them want the job because trying to negotiate breaks it is that hall and so therefore that's the thing if you keep then she has to deliver the news to the british population and then all of the other conservatives along it to take over the moment breaks it actually happens nobody wants to hold the hot potato that is you know you know the big question now is really will she survive as prime minister and will her gregg's it plan get through and i'd just like to do a quick reset here remind our viewers actually how all of this came about and then get your reaction there after so let's have a listen. as we leave the european union we will forge a forge a bold new positive role for ourselves in the world brics it needs frex it bricks it means bricks it and we're going to make
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a success of it i'm very clear bret's it does mean bracks it's the issue that's defined her premier ship from day one through the snap general election she called last year a lost majority it was after a crunch july summit of her country a state that theresa me began losing ministers over her brakes plan secretary david davis was first to go followed by foreign secretary a porous johnson form and so on it's all come to a head again in her cabinet. after hours of closed door talks. with a collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outlined political declaration. was. the morning after her second breaks that secretary dominic robb resigned saying he could not support the deal because despite this the prime minister has a marriage more determined than ever if you want the microphone this is
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a deal which does deliver that which is in the national interest and i'm i going to see this through yes but others remain unconvinced surely now even you have to admit this is not strong and stable you know m.p.'s have been debating the best way to deliver bracks it ever since the referendum took place in two thousand and sixteen and there's been much criticism throughout that time of the government's approach people have been ready to point out what they don't like but one simple fact remains and that is that nobody has produced any alternative proposal which both delivers on the referendum and also ensures that there's no hard border between northern ireland and ardent thank you. as members of her own party continue to seek a vote of no confidence in prime minister me many people are asking if your claim your ship can survive. now john ultimately i mean we just heard her state it there there is no alternative to her and her plan is she's correct right i mean she's
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going to survive this is she she is going to survive i think until the middle of december i think we can say that with some sick certainty my december that's when the house of commons will vote on her brakes a plan sort of she can manage to just about hold her government together but when that face is the hard reality of the votes in palm and that's when it's going to get much much tougher does she have the numbers of parliament erin's to agree on her deal and ultimately then get on with getting breaks it done by march of twenty nine team so. just about back her and she might hold it together the next few weeks or so because when you hear this extreme skepticism coming out of the u.k. just generally speaking on but i'd just like to get a quick assessment of you know the way things that stand here in the e.u. we actually have the opportunity one of my colleagues and founder mark to speak with one of the european peoples party members in the european parliament i was and i'd just like to play what he said here and then. there after i can see you are the
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one i disagree i think it's interesting kerry that is there we go with the brics the deal has been on the table barely a day before it was hugely criticized in london ministers resigned what do you think of the proposed deal i think it's a very good deal isn't everything as we as europeans like to. you have no. and then troops a backstop for a border there's no control as all border. could be done in easy but the brits did not want it the easy way and no you have on that basis the possibility after it if you came. of this is human to nigga said to future relationship with a far reaching for free trade agreement for example so that this customs union question bush is soft used as a backstop there not take time to practice any time because you have
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a problem and future good relationship in trade matters do you still think to reason may can get the deal through the house of commons and could the e.u. or could germany help somehow. their new citizens are concluded. this is your forte which is the table of both governments could mission and the british government have agreed to a no we have to read it for european parliament in the council lived at home and. one has to look where you find some introduce for that was his name was it. if the deal fails should the e.u. and the u.k. really face the consequences of the heart breaks it or should the u.k. then hold another referendum there is a blue could hold a second river and the time is short they have to do it until the end of february because twenty ninth of march out. of the second river and because of britain but i'm not sure that under this political
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circumstances of them no real political party and no political leader takes the lead in such a question it can be achieved thank you very much mr polk. ok so john you told us before we heard that interview that you don't think it's going to get there the british parliament i mean but we just heard brought basically say he thinks it's going to pass through the european union also like a breeze he makes it sound so easy but i think the e.u. side is easier because essentially the european union side has got what it wanted in this negotiation it's the british side has had to swallow some some bitter pills in this negotiation so far so i don't see a problem on the european union side or in the european parliament if this is too narrow you think it's going to need the approval of all your member states you need only a majority of the european union member states to back it and i don't think about some problem because essentially they've basically been working very closely with the eaves chief negotiator until now if this is to fail this is not going to fail now it's not going to fail when the e.u. side it will fail on the u.k. side do you think that bracks is going to happen by the deadline i think there's going to be a delay and there i disagree for emma broke it because he said the british would
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have to hold a referendum by february i don't think that's possible in the u.k. to organize it's a quickly and so therefore if it fails in poland which i think will happen in december what happens then britain crushes i would have to deal. which no one wants the british don't want the e.u. doesn't want and so you good on the rich having the referendum but you can't do that by february is on the broad was saying you need more time and such reason mail the british government then in december and john your will have to go to brussels and say we need more time so if we can hold a referendum and so brussels needs to prepare itself the brics it is not going to happen all the time john wirth gregg's it expert and blogger we thank you so much for joining us this evening i share that view they appreciate it. well as ever the conversation continues online here at the day you can find us either on twitter either i think of you news or at sarah kelly don't forget you can use the hash tag the day the day is almost done but before we go we want to tell
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you that the world's largest postcard has been on belts and it is on the slopes of the glacier in the swiss alps it is meant to highlight the threat from global warming a swiss environmental group gathered thousands of postcards from children around the world and turned them into one giant composite so to play you out of the day we leave you now with some images of that giant postcard i'm sorry kelly in berlin thanks for watching enjoy see. we have one hundred twenty five thousand postcards from children from all around the world and they all have in common that they are asking us and their leaders to take action to preserve the planet earth for them to have a future on it this is what i mean was transformation yes you can say i want to have ways to i want to use less water but when you say hey i'm going to change the way i consume i don't want to have those materialistic approach anymore there i say hope here we have the hope here is the transformation to we're decided we need.
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