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hello again i'm the star of the attained this is the news hour live from coming up in the next 60 minutes former top capitol police officers say bad intelligence left them unprepared for the january 6th attack by supporters of donald trump. outrage and condemnation off to malaysia deports more than a 1000 me on the nationals despite a court order against it. the british prime minister warns that climate change is
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a grave threat to world peace as the u.n. security council meets on that issue for the 1st time. under landmark walk crimes trial in liberia a finnish court is in the country hearing witness testimony in the case of a former rebel. i'm sure it scorched the champions league knockout stages continue this evening hold a spot music haven't lost in the competition if it maybe 2 years i will look to keep that run going against last year. now former senior capitol police officers have blamed bad intelligence for their failure to prepare for the attack by donald trump's supporters on january 6th stevenson's the police chief who stepped down following the incident said this during his testimony to send us as they've begun an investigation into security family is that riot former heads of security for the. house and the senate are also
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being questioned one of the officers working in the building described what she saw when violent rises broke through security well inside the congress premises to several hours i received chemical burns to my face that still have not healed to this day i witnessed officers being knocked to the ground and hit with various objects that were thrown by rioters i was unable to determine exactly what those objects were i immediately assumed command in the rotunda and called for additional assets officers began to push the crowd out the door after a couple hours officers cleared the rotunda but had to physically hold the door closed because it had been broken by the writers for more let's cross live to patty she is following that hearing for us on capitol hill how do you were saying earlier there does appear to be quite a lot of blame shifting going on in that chamber. so there really is i want to just explain that what you just heard that was an unannounced witness and i think that was the u.s. senate trying to send the message that they don't blame the actual rank and file
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capitol police officers that they she talked about really her bravery and the bravery of her fellow officers on that day and they really wanted to put the focus on these 3 people who were in charge of security obviously for weeks now the question has been how could that happen how did you not prepare for that better but what you're seeing now is these 3 gentlemen really blaming the intelligence community saying they didn't have intelligence that this was going to be armed mob basically now we do know that the f.b.i. field office did send out an alert the day before saying that social media was saying that this could be a violent insurrection they are now testifying that none of the 3 who were actually in charge of security actually received that it was sent to the hill but somehow didn't make it to these 3 gentlemen they're saying that they didn't have the intelligence but then they went on to say that they had tell it as they did have said that there would be members of the proud boys the white supremacists and that
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some of them could be armed and could be looking for violence and one of the senators said how is that not enough intelligence their response was that when they heard that they expanded the perimeter but i think it's important to point out the expand the predator by putting in bike racks and police officers just handfuls of them not in riot gear to try and keep these hundreds if not thousands of people away and then the former police chief said something that's really controversial basically admitting that there was no plan to keep these people away from the capitol building let's listen no civilian law enforcement agency to include the united states capitol police is trained or equipped to repel an insurrection of thousands of individuals focused on breaching a building at all costs. i'm proud and appreciative of the capitol police officers the metropolitan police department and the other law enforcement agencies that came to our assistance a clear lack of accurate and complete intelligence across several federal agencies contributed to this event and not poor planning by the united states capitol police
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. clearly still a lot of questions still to be on set what's actually likely to come out of this process given that there's also talk of this 911 commission. well i think you're to see those on 2 separate tracks this is the public face of the inquisition excuse me of the investigation they question what we're going to see is like a 911 style commission they're debating how many democratic appointees republican appointees that will be but they'll have a staff to have subpoena power their work behind the scenes to try and piece together minute by minute what happened with the evidence to back it up these are 2 senate committees on the other side that are just trying to get some answers into the public there one of the questions is why did it take the national guard hours upon hours to finally arrive here and in this hearing you've seen them basically point fingers at each other the police former police chief saying he asked. the house sergeant at arms for the national guard and they said no and then the debt
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the sergeant at arms for the house and senate saying it wasn't really a request it was more of a conversation one of the questions was the police chief says that he asked for national guard at one o 9 the day of the insurrection and it was approved till 220 they're coming back and say no it wasn't really want to and i don't remember the phone call maybe it was like close to 130 so what you're seeing here is just the blame game continues but it's going to continue for weeks next up the u.s. military to try and answer exactly what went into getting the national guard here and why did it take in fact hours and hours to get them here and they're following that hearing for us on capitol hill thanks so much kathy. on i'm moving on to other world news and malaysian authorities have defied a court order and deported more than a 1000 migrants to me a law that's despite safety concerns for those being sent back just weeks after the military tree there in myanmar itself protest as a continuing to demonstrate against the military as international condemnation grows meanwhile the reuters news agency is now reporting that indonesia's foreign
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minister will fly to man while on thursday in the 1st known trip by a foreign envoy since the crew reports. malaysian immigration trucks transporting more than a 1000 asylum seekers to the coast and ships waiting to deport them despite a last minute court order delaying the repatriation the immigration authorities defied the courts killing 3 myanmar navy ships waiting on the docks the decision overrides concerns that some of those sent back will be under threat from myanmar's new military government in myanmar itself mourners pay their last respects in front of the comp in the night when the 37 year old company was one of 2 people killed on saturday when security services opened fire on protesters in the city of mandalay. i feel so sad losing him we lost the guardian of our family and now i need to move
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on with the remaining family members. me i'm a senior general minh online however made no mention of recent deaths when he appeared on state t.v. late on monday nor did he make any concessions to the huge numbers of protesters who've taken to the streets instead the general threatened to withdraw the license of media companies that continue to refer to the military takeover as a coup. but international condemnation reaction is mounting fast. a statement from g 7 foreign ministers said the use of blind ammunition against unarmed people is on acceptable and e.u. foreign ministers announced targeted sanctions today we have these high did a set of targeted measures with ministers in response to these events when we do to political agreement to apply sanctions. targeting the military responsible for the school on day comic interest. and still the street protests continue
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demonstrators in yangon acting out the roles of doctors and civil servants operating under military rule. the protesters are hoping their movement is gaining momentum but at this stage there's no sign the generals are listening. tony ching algis or. now protests have taken place in georgia's capital against the arrest of a prominent opposition politician nick emelia prime minister georgia carry a stock down last week because of a disagreement with his team about money as planned attention because he was worried that arresting him would lead to more instability malea is facing charges of inciting violence during protests and 2019 he had been freed on bail but the amount that he had to pay was increased and he refused to pay it common for us to walk a has the latest now from tbilisi we had a protest this afternoon that began outside of the prime minister's office and then the crowd moved here to the parliament and largely to opposition is saying is that
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this arrest was a big mistake by the government to have to plunge this country people into a political crisis if they standing by what they've been demanding a full months now which is the new elections fresh elections because since october this country has been at standstill from a political point of view because the opposition refuses to acknowledge the results of the way he refuses to go in that's a problem that boycott will continue. and now they're saying that they will march on the prison where nick omarion is being held in detention. and that these sorts of protests will continue they say peaceful protests will continue until their demands for fresh elections are met. well u.n. secretary general antonio terra's has described climate change as the defining issue of our time as security council members met to discuss its impact on
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international peace and security british prime minister barris johnson and other wild leaders have appealed to the united nations to develop a swift and effective response well for more let's cross now to our diplomatic ends that james bay is at the u.n. james this is the 1st time the security council has really taken up climate change risk but presumably it won't be the last this is the highest level meeting of the security council on this issue the u.k. has the presidency this month called the meeting there are some countries that believe climate change shouldn't be discussed in the security council notable among them is russia it's a point that was picked up by the british prime minister boris johnson in his trademark flippant style i know that there are people around the world who will say that this is all curly green stuff from a bunch of tree hugging munches are not suited to international
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diplomacy and international politics i couldn't disagree more profoundly the us climate envoy john kerry effectively apologized for his country not being in the paris climate deal for the last 4 years but he said his country was now back in permanently president biden knows that we don't have a moment to waste which is why he moved to rejoin the paris agreement just hours after being sworn in and that is why he has direct it towards whole of government approach to address the climate crisis elevate the issue as a national security priority and to put america on an irreversible path to achieve net 0 emissions by 2050 earlier and i emphasize irreversible by any president by any demagogue of the future. the u.n. believes that the commitments made by countries of the past climate deal back in
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2060 now don't go far enough that it's why there's a big build up to another climate summit that's happening in scotland at the end of this year how to vatican james bay is there across that for us at the u.n. thanks so much james well there is plenty more ahead for you on this news hour including hearings are taking place on capitol hill for the interior secretary nominee we'll explore the significance of confirming a native american child for the fast time. on blogs why facebook has agreed to reverse its news bad on a stray insights. and support the i started playing here claims to be the victim of intimidation tactics from the russian government. joe biden's nominee for secretary of the interior dept hollande has been questioned
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at a senate confirmation hearing now if confirmed she will be the 1st native american cabinet secretary role will be national parks natural result says as well as a nation of american reservations if confirmed i would be the 1st native american to serve as cabinet secretary this is storage nature of my confirmation is not lost on me but i will say it's not about me and our climate challenge must be addressed together we can work to position our nation and all of its people for success in the future and i am committed to working cooperatively with all stakeholders and all of congress to strike the right balance going forward well that's now speak trial white house correspondent can be healthy it can be as we were saying before biden was really making a statement with this choice and she's seen as a potentially very divisive polarizing figure is she likely to get confirmed. well there had been some doubt going into this hearing that she would be able to
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pull it off because the senate is already divided as a result of the last election and one of the democrats was something more with republicans in terms of some of their concerns about her candidacy and some for past activism but she has been performing well in this hearing so far her approach has been measured and she may be winning over her critics now where this all boils down is that many of the democratic party are really celebrating her nomination hopefully she'll be confirmed not only because she will sort of fulfill joe biden's promise of having a diverse cabinet that looks like america but also because of the day jeanne see that she would be running it would be historic to have a native american women running it particularly given this is a department that oversees federal lands and many of the reserves are native tribes that live on those lands so this is something that is important is being heralded as a new era in the democratic party but conservatives do not like her positions when
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it comes to a lot of the oil and gas drilling that takes place on those lands specifically that she's 100 percent opposed to fracking that is the production of natural gas being extracted from the. ground so this is something that even one democratic senator was concerned about it looks like her candidacy was in peril but as she's been going through this hearing she has been very measured and the responses have been well received and as a result this white house is hopeful that she will be confirmed but it is no guarantee white house correspondent can be how could watching that hearing for us thanks so much coming. well that's why let's explore why it's just so significant to have native americans leading the department of dan teria the vast agency overseas 200000000 hecht as a public land and more than 300 native american reservations as can be referred to there in the past the department repeatedly reduced the size of reservations
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approach treaties and forced native americans into dependency many are hoping that how this position managing natural resources will give native americans a stronger voice and government her nomination has been praised for instance by the dakota say who led the 2016 protests against a planned gas pipeline through their land aspect is the editor of indian country today and he describes why this moment is just so significant the native americans the idea that representation really means something and that you can have native american serving at all levels of government i think is really extraordinary one of the thing that's just so significant is the native american vote has become more and more important particularly in western states and you could see for example in alaska record senator lisa murkowski with the alaska native community strongly behind represent her poll and being supportive there's going to be moderation on all sides but really the past 4 years has all been about energy independence that
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came up already in the area today whereas in the biden administration the focus is going to be on climate change and so that the middle is going to move a little bit more in that direction pretty much on all of these issues and use that as kind of a metric for our you go forward and i think what she's saying is that there are other kinds of energy that needs to be explored to that maybe we're creating jobs in other sectors to make up for some of these ones that. require more innovation i think she brings just real perspective from far beyond those of welcomes that. now moving on and facebook has announced it will restore news content to its use is an australia that decision comes after the government agreed to amend legislation that would make tech giants pay for stray news content. as. the compromise agreed between the australian government and facebook has been welcomed by uses and is a victory in the short term at least for australia's news outlets who have their facebook pages restored or facebook has read friended a stray and
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a stray in news will be restored to the facebook platform and facebook has committed to entering into good faith negotiations with a strain news media businesses in seeking to reach agreements to pay for content. facebook has agreed to invest tens of millions of dollars into australia is struggling new sector in return it'll avoid mandatory payments that could have cost it vastly more and created what it sees as an alarming global president at the end of the dive price books accepted the premise that there needs to be an accommodation between the their market dominance in advertising and the public interest journalism and news content in australia. the social media giant sparked outrage last week by blocking news content for its australian uses in protest against legislation that would have forced it to pay media companies when it
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republished their content google face the same threat that took the opposite approach striking a deal with rupert murdoch's news call i think facebook but in my view a lot of misjudged this one and. i think the market's going to respond pretty strongly with competing places to get news. but if you're an active. facebook user you just have to get into the habit of electing a news from alternative that. there's been years of escalating tension between governments and big tech many saw facebook's blocking of australia media as an attack on free speech and even a threat to democracy and that could alter the road to regulation putting companies like facebook under more pressure than ever before similar laws are already being discussed in the e.u. and canada that musicology has been radically disrupted in the last little while and i think there is a global appetite for regulation and it won't go up for facebook and google and
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others to pay something for the news that is linked to from their platforms and i think this is just one step in that process google and facebook have 2 months to reach further deals with australian news outlets and avoid being forced to pay it to a gate and be their wallets now speak to jim anderson he's the chief executive at social flow that's a tech company which helps media companies distribute their social content he joins us now from new york jim what do you make of this saga i mean after a really big move this does seem to be a small win at least for facebook even after the public outcry. i think it is a win for facebook it's also a win for the media companies it's interesting in most negotiations where you truly get a negotiation happening that means both parties have something to lose and i think it was interesting that after facebook said we're going to pull the ability to share our news in australia the australian government said we're still going to put the law in place both parties kept talking and i think that's
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a really good indicator that they both felt they had something to lose and australian media companies definitely when facebook stopped the sharing of news in australia their traffic their site traffic and therefore their revenues went down so i think it was a very painful blow to them jim this is really just a form of buying time right to sort out agreements with media companies potentially could we see a new shutdown like this again do you think well i think it is buying time that's for sure the 2 months definitely takes a little bit of the deadline pressure off but there was also a very little reference to accommodation that basically preserves facebook's ability to do the same thing over again facebook does not want to enter into a situation where there is forced arbitration where they have no choice but to accept whatever the arbitrator says or whatever the government says and so i think facebook very much wanted to preserve the ability to give us another 2 months to have these negotiations see if we can reach an accommodation but if we can't then we still are going to be able to pull the ability to post news content very much like they did the 1st time around and do you expect facebook to follow in the
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footsteps of say google and negotiating directly with media companies going for. i do they have been negotiating with with media companies and of course the question is how much and it only goes again a little bit of i when you lose when you're talking about money and so i think facebook very clearly has decided that it's going to need to pay something to the media companies the media companies for sure are going to want more than what facebook is offering and so to some degree this entire law has just been about creating leverage to force facebook to agree to terms that it might not otherwise agree to and facebook back to your question did they when they very clearly showed not just australia but other jurisdictions around the world that there are limits to what you can impose on require them to do and if you push too are the notice which draws the ability to share news content and that country or that jurisdiction i want to ask you more about those jurisdictions as it was reporting that the big social media companies are not just facebook they're already on the increasing scrutiny in the us the e.u.
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do you see the estradiol and legislation as potentially setting precedent elsewhere well it sets a precedent in approach and tone perhaps but i would say it depends very specifically on the geography of the united states for instance i think a lot of people would look at what australia did in say that euro you're basically putting the government in the role of choosing winners and losers in a private commercial transaction and of course the us is very polarized politically in a lot of ways and so i think you would see a lot of resistance to that same type of approach in the us but canada in the u.a.e. e.u. you may very well see something much more like what australia did but with the recognition that when australia push really hard facebook pushed back very hard as well and so the question is it whatever accommodation happens in the next month or 2 in australia is that replicable to other jurisdictions can a lot of people be watching very closely jim anderson the c.e.o. at social flow a tech company which helps media companies distribute special content speaking to us from new york thanks for being with us and out of there and thank you. now
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a judge in malta has sentenced one man to 15 years in prison for the murder of a high profile investigative journalist who exposed corruption in the government there vincent muscat pleaded guilty to the 27000 car bomb killing of daphne here most cats 2 brothers are also on trial the prime minister resigned last year after an investigation revealed that many of his supporters were implicated in that matter. now the british government is promising to help farmers adapt to life outside the european union prime minister barak johnson told the national farmers union it's a chance to boost trade and improve standards but some food producers are worried as an indian baba explains. the start of a long process this wheat is heading to a bread maker they'll sell their products in the u.k. and possibly beyond but the road ahead for british agriculture is less certain than for decades. and addressing the 1st national farmers union or any if you conference
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since britain left the european union the prime minister paid tribute to the sector as we look ahead to the rest of the year preview course from the shackles of the common agricultural policy i hope that this could be the moment when we start to realise the many opportunities we now have not just heard the benefit of our fantastic promise for all of you before our entire country around 3 quarters of u.k. farm businesses say they're not viable without subsidies they get under the e.u.'s common agricultural policy those are being phased out by 2027 to be replaced by incentives for going green the government says it will pay farmers for things like anti flooding measures protecting wildlife habitats and planting trees now that we have left the new payments and incentives will reward farmers for farming more sustainably creating space for nature on their land based on seeing animal health and welfare reducing carbon emissions. but in the short term some farmers who rely
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on exporting to europe face real uncertainty new customs checks and paperwork mean delays and extra costs the u.k. currently exports around 18 percent of the beef it produces wealth of barley the figures around 22 percent and in both those cases the vast majority of the exports nearly 90 percent go to the european union so whatever trade deals britain strikes with other countries in the next few years many farmers here simply can't afford to ignore that european market. but for david hicks word in n.f.u. representative who runs this farm in southern england the real worry lies elsewhere the real biggest threat to our business now is that the government will do across the world we could for example see australian based south american beef coming into this country competing directly with my cattle here at a much lower cost that is where the problems lie rather than our relationship with the still with frictionless trade with europe gone some industries like fishing say
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they're fighting for their survival other producers want to know how they'll be helped to stay afloat in these uncharted post brix it waters. for its part the government is promising golden opportunities for those prepared to change the dean barber al-jazeera in southern england also ahead here on al-jazeera a concrete decision that's causing an uproar by environmentalists say plans for a cement factory in indonesia is threatening promise livelihoods and why as the world's players are being asked to donate their brains after the death of one of their greats that's coming up in full.
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however we've got more when she weather in the mix for the middle east over the next couple of days not too bad at the moment although we did see a few spots of rain here in doha this morning some wetter weather there around central parts of saudi arabia up towards the north of saudi arabia pushing into iraq notice some snow just around the caucasus. georgia. and some wintry weather center on the cards over the next day also in the china of shallows wintry showers they push their way across into afghanistan is because down seeing some snow as well as we go on in sioux were stay still see that wintry weather there over towards the foothills of the himalayas and little more on the way of rain sleet and snow into iran at this stage temperatures status a touch here in doha but it will be fine and dry temperatures at around $22.00 degrees celsius fine and dry across some on the u.a.e. pushing across into yemen and front and try to get parts of somalia because the shallows just around the rift valley running right down the basin side of southern
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africa will see some wetter weather for a time into that eastern side of south africa botswana will sustain some shot showers along the spells of right west of weather coming up into angola and heavy showers now pushing across the aussie. but. how does a team from a smaller league draw the biggest crowds. why does the ivers flag fly hawley's i disclose this club. what is it about celtic that has the world over here in the mall politics and football on them and we'll start with the oppressed on the run the more. the fans who make football on al-jazeera. i'll cover a giraffe or guy is what i'm most proud of every time i travel in bad weather it seems still west africa at the. don't stop me and tell me how much she appreciate
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our coverage and our focus is not just on their suffering but also on the more operability and inspiring stories people trust our agency and to tell them what's happening in their communities in a peer an unbiased way and as an african i couldn't be more proud to be part of the whole. room. hello again i'm a saucy attend aa let's remind you about top stories this hour form a senior u.s. capitol police officers say bad intelligence left them unprepared for the attack by donald trump supporters on january 6th currently being questioned by the senate
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which has begun an investigation into security failure it's. human rights groups have condemned malaysia's government for devoting more than a 1000 people to military run me out on the move to fight an early a court order granting that group a temporary stay. and u.n. secretary general antonio terrace has described climate change as the defining issue about time a security council members met to discuss its impact on international peace and security guard leaders have also appealed to the u.n. to develop this with response. electoral commission says muhammad presumed has won the presidential runoff there with 55.7 percent of the vote he swept ahead of his challenger former president. but the vote has been marred by the killing of 7 election workers on sunday and election observers have been calling on the candidates to respect the final results as vote counting continues let's go straight now to that idris he's in a bridge in neighboring nigeria i'm
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a given the violence we've already seen all the candidates are likely to accept these results. already the reaction from the main challenger moment. is negative his campaign manager called for called the election a fraud and asking supporters of moment of one for president the most one to protest the outcome of this election so that is the situation at the moment maybe bahama moment was none may defy the feelers or the feelings his supporters his call managers are calling for the actions they're calling for and accept that if you but it doesn't look like that because immediately after he cast his ballot on sunday he was warning against election 4 he said they would not tolerate any move to steal the election so what is the warring aspect of this election and apart from that even if my money is money had won this election you
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will find it difficult to govern for example mohammad who won this election with 55.75 percent head 80 percent 80 seats in parliament 6 short of a working majority while mom was months party change got only 7 votes he did not even come 2nd in terms of the number of seats in parliament when we count political parties in the jet so we'll practically need every opposition party in parliament to form a coalition to govern otherwise that will not work so that's the situation and apart from that one of the warring aspects of this election is that the racial undertones of this election of all my money and my money also came from the same region that is in debt there are some issues that have been underlining political activities in asia for a very long time politics is defined by tribe is defined by race numbers of news coming from the toric out of minority in in asia while the majority black
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population there is mostly that of my. and a few on other tribes so we saw the racial undertones during the campaign period during the 1st round of voting and it continued and they want you want such. complaints on social media about race that defined this particular election especially the 2nd round calling on. a tour it's a non our jobs not to vote moment by them so. we'll have in addition to the issues of poverty unemployment economic economic problems as well as a security challenges full of hope a very very tough time dealing with the racial divide in the moment because this is another threat coming just before he takes office but hopefully the weather the storm and maybe with the intervention of the international community looking at how this election went on probably we may have peace in that country
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a potentially tense situation developing there in news there are many interests across that for us from nigeria thank you. now to finish course has been hearing evidence against a former rebel leader accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity during liberia's civil war and an unprecedented move the court is in the west african state to hear the case against it. he is associated with the revolutionary united front that's a rebel group from sierra leone that fought in liberia he however has lived in finland since 2008 and was arrested last march we can now speak to alpha sesay he's an advocacy officer at the open justice society initiative and he joins us now from washington d.c. offered this really does set some precedent here for a finnish court to be hearing evidence in liberia how does the jurisdiction work here. i mean it sure does i mean it's very important of course but the finish caught by my soul now is exercising universal jurisdiction you know which means you
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know event for crimes that were not committed in finland but because they are you know about the initial importance to the international community that in countries can excel jurisdiction over those crimes and so on don't miss it but that's the finish got to take the injury picture and considering that debris was already in finland but this is about laddie and the base is the 4th time that but it's moving to hold hearings on the contrary the crimes we allege that he committed so it's important for very very many reasons it sets a precedent for the jurisdiction follow but it's also important because it takes the justice process really very close to the you know it and the public on the funding and support for the process and builds on on when i hope people brought accountability partner if it becomes committed during liberia civil conflict to really really what that all of these hearings i believe are set to continue for several weeks and potentially dozens of witnesses and some pretty harrowing testimony coming up can you give us a sense of the context of the conflict there. well yes i mean liberia
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had 2 different conflicts you know one that had in 1809 you know when child killer launched a rebel attack on the on the country and then to a little go on and become president and then the the 2nd lebanon war by rebel forces against taylor government but then the libyan conflict goes beyond just liberia because it had implications across the border michel in iranian. rebels in from liberia are reported to have provided substantial support for their counterparts in feel of course we saw that with the trial and conviction of the former liberian president charles taylor who was tried by the special court but iran and convicted it in and based in the commission of a crime in sierra leone but it is reported on the basis of the relationship that deborah mcquay had with liberia because it was it's the only one warlord command in the revolutionary united front rebel movement but then it is reported that
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a member of the strangulation ship which an actor in the lead and acted in and for this particular crash it is on the basis of that jabril must have quite a ways of warlord in feeling was involved in the commission of crimes. so that is why he's been it's been prosecuted of course there is some confusion because people have asked about i mean his involvement in this is not about the math of course participation in the conflict in the island but more about his involvement in the alleged involvement in the commission of atrocity crimes in sierra leone i mean the other way to look at it is. charles taylor was in a similar situation in his own case is not reported to have to interrupt you on what his report that society can shall see as support to rebel forces in theory and so he was convicted portraits of crimes in iran and then. is now in a position the other way around we are and he has been tried for atrocities crimes committed in libya and is
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a leg involvement in the commission of crimes show given the atrocities that have been connected in liberia there obviously pushes to establish a war crimes tribunal in liberia itself for accountability we have as us that is what has a lot actually happened. well i mean you know when we talk about accountability of course about africa to come about human lives when we talk about accountability we're talking about a justice process that will hold by the truth as accountable and give some appropriate to begin but then a decision to set these processes political decision we saw that after the conflict liberia actually to set up a peace a truth and reconciliation commission and reconciliation commission actually made recommendations for an accountability mechanism for the person involved in the commission of a cross into crimes will be held accountable that has not happened yet been strong advocates by human rights. including those in libya for
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a criminal accountability process to be set up in the country so that perpetrator can be held to account for a lot of these people the truth and reconciliation called commission process was not enough has not happened well i mean when you speak with these people when you speak with advocates i mean you might look at or including those who have been pushing for an accountability mechanism the myth is that in practice you know sometimes it's protective take really long sometimes you know it just you just need a change in the political environment we saw that with the trial of child killer when he struck in algeria a. lot of movement for him to be handed to the custody of special court. that will not happen but a change in political leadership in liberia made it possible for that to happen sometime this process has to take long but then there might just be some change you know that will make it possible for it to happen and sometimes. move on but when he
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said this process itself i think as we see now with the trial of general mccoy we've got to witness the step up we see that big step up that tells you that sometimes with 4 protest you sometimes feel like they don't have the voices to speak up and ask for an accountability mechanism they rely on. people who have. a couple of people commit to put it on the table. but it worries this probably the important you know and we hope. it becomes a process about you know nobody can really build a bond and ensure that you know some problems accountability i mean criminal accountability short crimes committed in the concrete well 1st says a remembering a significant level of problems before a city became i'll say that it's going to be an open justice society initiative thanks for being with us here on al-jazeera. thank you very much for having me now hong kong's government has announced plans to require all elected officials to
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swear an oath of allegiance to beijing or lose their jobs on monday china's top official in hong kong outlined plans to ensure only what he called hatriot run the territory the new rules extend to opposition districts councillors who won by a landslide in the $21000.00 election now those who violate the loyalty pledge will be barred for 5 years hong kong's government says past behavior will also be taken into account not introduced and the so-called reach respective effect through this. exercise but we don't there are in that there may be a possibility that when we have to decide on someone's behavior whether it's. upholding the basic law or bearing allegiance to the outcome so are. we may have to take into account. some of his past behavior not
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a poll supreme court has ordered the reinstatement of parliament and battled prime minister k.p. sharma early dissolved it back in december saying members of his own communist party were conspiring against him he's calling for elections in april but there have been widespread protests against that move. well the wife of jailed mexican drug bust working in el chapo guzman has been arrested in the u.s. on drug trafficking charges emma coronel as porto was detained at washington d.c.'s international airport she's accused of helping her husband run his multibillion dollar cartel and of profiting his escape from the mexican prison back in 2015 business currently serving a life sentence in a u.s. federal prison all manual rapper low is following the story for us from mexico city well she is expected to appear in a washington course and this has been quite the multinational saga for some time tell us how we got here. the initial hearing has now
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concluded the judge in this hearing has actually now ordered for emma i spoke to the wife. to be held without bail pending a trial that we still don't know what the purpose of her visit was was wife to washington d.c. where she was arrested but she is currently sitting in a holding cell in alexandria virginia just across the river from washington d.c. her attorney has not answered why what the purpose of that initial trip was to washington but this is what we do know and i couldn't in 31 years old she's a dual citizen of the united states and mexico born in california according to an affidavit by the u.s. to department of justice she was arrested at dulles airport that's the airport just outside of washington d.c. on charges on several charges charges of drug conspiracy now according to u.s. authorities the wife of inch up was mine has also played a quote unquote active role in this in a lower drug cartel even before chopper was arrested taken to trial and taken into
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custody by u.s. authorities and has continued to play an active role within the organization she's also believed to have participated in that 2005 prison escape that really is the reason one of the reasons why it's such international attention that international spotlight really fell not only on el chapo himself but on this in a lower drug cartel really elevating this in a drug cartel almost to a legendary status now we did hear from the mexican president he was asked specifically on tuesday morning during his morning press conference about that arrest he did however say that this now corresponds to u.s. officials now both prosecutors and the defense in this initial hearing said that they will contact the judge to reschedule a follow up hearing but if convicted the wife of what it was months faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $10000000.00 fine manual rapido that following that story for us from the mexican
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capital thanks so much. on our farmers in indonesia central java struggling with flooding that's destroyed nearly $2000000.00 worth of crops and they're banning or thirty's for damaging the land and making it less fertile jessica washington reports out from jakarta it might look like a river but this is actually a paddy field in the village of some pang in patty regency this community of farmers in central java is trying to salvage their crops days of severe flooding have destroyed most of their hard work and most of the rice is russian. what are those some of the old it that someone look all around everything is ruined there is no harvest. this community is used to heavy rains but farmers told al-jazeera past floods didn't reach the petit fields they say land degradation is to blame for the worsening flooding. but number numbers that dynamite said that there are many
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mining activities going on uphill mining for the cement factories forest destruction plantations when it rains the water flows straight to the john a river overflows. the disaster agency says $7000.00 hectares of land is flooded and in some areas the water rose more than a metre and a half. the line how far along aside from the la nina effect we cannot deny this flood is caused by environmental destruction especially in the forest. environmental groups are campaigning for a moratorium on mining permits they blame the worsening floods on upstream mining for the cement factory but local authorities in poti maintain the floods are caused by heavy rains. these floods are because the juneau river overflowed it happens when the rainfall is high. this week severe flooding affected thousands of households in jakarta and nearby cities and local authorities also blamed heavy
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rain flooding in java causes millions of dollars of damage every year in jakarta and in smaller cities and authorities are often reluctant to make the connection between environmental damage and the worsening floods. in party the local government says it will give seeds to the affected farmers but the farmers are still concerned. if it continues like this all is lost 'd the complex again seeds they say will not be enough if the big issues aren't addressed as well just to washington al-jazeera jakarta now a judge in india has granted bail to climate activists disha ravi saying that evidence she committed sedition is scanty and sketchy the 22 year old was arrested earlier this month accused of developing a talk at supporting the months long found those protests and he says encouraged violence during a rally back in january but critics say how cases part of a government crackdown on to send thousands of farmers have been demonstrating
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against laws reforming india's agricultural sector. now the jobless rate in south africa has jumped to 32.5 percent that's the highest since records began in 2008 that also means a 3rd of the working age population is out of a job south africa has the continent's highest rate of coronavirus infections and its economy was already in recession before this pandemic hit. well still ahead for you here on al-jazeera india and england will play their 3rd test at the biggest stadium in wild cricket we'll hear from both camps with gemma and school.
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welcome back it's now time for sports and his gemma. thank you to that ca will play their best champions league game in the knockout phases the 21 years later when they face holders by munich in the last 16 and haven't lost in this competition for almost 2 years since clinching that 6 ties and 9 months of victory at the fee for cup world cup and cuts off european champions have been struggling domestically just $2.00 points ahead of abi leipsic in the german lake and without several of their 1st team players following positive cova tests the monday. it's been a heavy workload and we've missed some of our top players but this can always
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happen during a season and 2 other teams as well so i'm looking forward with optimism these champions league games are special for us so i expect the team will be motivated much as. chelsea will behave and keep the suarez quiet in their last 16 tie against athletic a madrid this match is being played in romania because of covert 19 travel restrictions which prevented visitors from the u.k. entering spain chelsea around beaten on the head coach thomas to go and is expecting a tricky night against the legal leaders. this is a very experienced and tough coach to play against some big test and this is exactly what we want we want the biggest test because it brings out hopefully the best in us and we will do it on our way and they will play their way. the french rugby federation say there been no new cases of coded 19 among its 6 nations quote so far 10 the pie is on the head of tested positive which puts sunday's match
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against scotland in paris in doubt tournament organizers say a decision will be made on the wednesday if it can't take place the game will be rescheduled for the earliest possible date fronts at top of the 6 nations table after winning both of their games so far a coroner in australia is calling on all the rules players to donate their brains to research into concussion related disease c.t.e. the coronet made the a payoff to giving her findings in the death of form aussie rules greats danny frawley who took his own life in 2019 for ollie you played for st kilda in the eighty's and ninety's was found to have c.t.e. after his death the disease is caused by repeated concussions and has been linked to mental health issues the new york rangers n.h.l. team say the playoffs how many people are is being targeted by smear tactics because of his support of russian opposition figure alexina bounty and it is taking a leave of absence off to a former coach alleged his soul to a woman and not be
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a 10 years ago which he denies the russian player has spoken out against the president of that a move to in the past and recently posted support for me earlier this month was jailed for nearly 3 years. carol you say too much but. i think he's in good hands the rangers do you know unbelievable job. you know how do you good support system for players for you know i mean anything we need an obviously this is probably a little bit unique for everybody but he's in good hands and you know he's such a good person and we talked this morning about the situation and that is sympathetic as much as we're to resolve our thoughts. that we're going to be here for you we've got a job to do. england cricket captain gerry rate is considering playing both jimmy anderson and stuart broad in wednesday's a test against india the country's most successful bowlers have only taken to the field together 7 times in the last 2 years i think you'd be wrong to ever write out
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those to you any of the records that they've produced especially the last couple of . reason why they're up there with the top 3 well as it will. consistently getting better their older they get. opponents india have been preparing by having a kick about in training before much series is level one or going into wednesday's day night test the last time india played a pink ball maps they were bowled out for that lowest testicle that was 36 in december last year against australia at england's last one with the pink ball well that didn't go better they were dismissed for 58 in new zealand. is our experiences for 2 quality sides if you are singing in the same question do you thing there you know you could be bored or philosophy again and durand's and probably would be norco's you understand that on that particular new things just are meant to have been a sword and then whatever you tried to do it's out of your control and nothing
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seems to go right the world's best pound for pound buck 2nd that alvarez is preparing for his latest fight this saturday the mexican and his turkish opponent avni uterine at k.v. 1900 tests before their face off in florida they'll fight for the world super middleweight title at the miami dolphins and f.l. stadium connecticut has any lost one of his 54 fights that was to floyd mayweather jr. the new formula one season just over 2 weeks away now in the red bull team of the latest it's unveil that cough a 2021 although it's a little bit hard to make it out in this video that the team released on the social media radical aims to carry momentum from last season where they finished 2nd to the sadie's fight for this year's title with stop in and the teammate sergio prez at the house. that is a sport for me for now i'll be back with more a little bit later. thanks so much gemma well that's also it from maine stasia ted
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