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out. it was my was. my . shocking body comforted reveals a yet another u.s. police shooting an officer gunning down a 13 year old boy. i am . good at how my he did this is al jazeera my from doha also coming out of khan's high profile pro-democracy activists await sentencing over their wall in the 21900 protests the us through sweeping sanctions on moscow over its fall election
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interference and backing russia warns of retaliatory action. and a dire situation unfolding in mozambique aid agencies warn off severe food shortages affecting hundreds of thousands of people. i am i any police in the united states are facing more furious protests this time over the fatal shooting of a 13 year old latino boy the incidents happened last month but the newly released video from the chicago police department appears to show adam toledo turns officers with his hands in the air before he was shot some viewers will find the following footage to starving and we've chosen not to show the moment of death i did show castro reports. the video you're about to see is incredibly disturbing it's 2 30 am and an officer wearing a body camera arrives at
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a black and latino neighborhood of chicago a police or valence system had detected gunshots nearby and the investigating officer runs after a person down an alleyway. 3. children but. that person was 13 year old adam toledo chicago police had at 1st called this an armed confrontation with the police claiming the boy had been holding a gun and the video released 17 days later appears to tell a different story as to lead allays crumpled his empty hands still raised in the hands of position fall next to his body with an earth stay with us they wake their way. i'm going to start c.p.r. i'm not. at him during his last seconds of life did not have a gun in his hand. the officer screamed at him show me your hands
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adam complied turned around his hands were empty when he was shot in the chest at the hands of the officer. it had taken intense public pressure to convince chicago police to release the video toledo's mother had spoken to her son in early april. good students. are up in the air. the civilian office of police accountability is investigating and the officer identified as eric stillman and obviously shaken immediately after the shooting is now on administrative duties the chicago police department was cited by the u.s. justice department in 2017 for civil rights violations aimed at minorities and a white officer who shot a black man 16 times in 2014 was convicted of murder we live in
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a city that is traumatized by a long history of police violence and misconduct so while we don't have enough information to be the judge and jury of this particular situation it is certainly understandable why so many of our residents are feeling an all too familiar surge of outrage and pain. chicago's mayor and the toledo family have issued a joint call for calm in the city acknowledging the painful footage will elicit an emotional response from all who view it the last moments of a 13 year old who according to his mother had dreamed of becoming a police officer himself now dead at the hands of one. castro al-jazeera. a former u.s. for. a black motorist in minnesota has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter don't say rights was shot after he was stopped for a minor traffic violation in minnesota al jazeera has spoken to an eyewitness he
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says police did not give him immediate medical care she had written reports. brooklyn center police have only released a few seconds of body count footage from just one of the officers involved in the shooting of 20 year old down to write the criminal complaint against officer kim potter says she fired quote one round into the left side of the victim the victim then stated that he shot me and the vehicle sped away for a short distance before crashing into another vehicle and coming to a stop the victim was pronounced dead at the scene off to a medical intervention was unsuccessful. carolyn hanson lives opposite the crime scene she rushed out of the house when she heard what was happening and she was quoted in media accounts discussing the aftermath for example in this article in the minneapolis star tribune carolyn hansen said she saw offices pulling out of a car and perform c.p.r. a passenger who got out of the vehicle was covered in blood she said is that the person you saw. hanson told al-jazeera that she was misquoted she alleges that the
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official account does not report that a significant amount of time passed between the call coming to arrest and dante wright being given any medical care they waited at least 4 minutes before. they got her out of vehicle. they didn't emitting get him out right away and i feel that if you shot him and you recognize he realize you shot him and you should have done that then why is it your number one priority to go in get him and try and save his life and give him a chance in life why are you doing that hansen began filming minutes after she arrived you can see wright's white car between the police vehicles no one is attempting to help right she says only a minute and a half off the she began filming do you see right being given c.p.r. having been pulled from his coffee house and also says office a post did not immediately attend to right off to having shot him only off to back up arrived was anything dumb that we should be the 1st person there dragging my
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heart and doing anything she could to do it because she made that mistake if it was a mistake then that's what she would done the lawyer for rights family says this is another argument for more transparency from the police this proves we need to see all the body cam video from all the offices to see if the police officer has rendered ada mediately for dante right that could a possibly saved his life we also brooklyn sent a police to speak to us but they've yet to respond question why does it appear it took so long for them to give dante right any medical assistance she had 0 brooklyn's and. there are multiple casualties after a shooting in the us city of indianapolis and happens as a fed ex facility so far at least 8 people are confirmed dead so police are holding a media conference right now they're saying the gunman took his own life as
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officers responded to reports of shots far about the fed ex and search just after 11 pm local time. now a group of pro-democracy activists in hong kong are being sentenced for taking part in antigovernment protests in 2019 among them is veteran campaigner martin lee you helped launch the city's largest opposition party in the 1990 s. jimmy lawyer who's already behind bars in connection with a separate case is also being sentenced to 21000 protests were spurred by beijing's tightening all freedoms in hong kong well let's go live no to hong kong we can join adrian brian what's the latest on that court case. lawyer well you might get to hear behind me there are protests from both supporters and also opponents of the activist now in west cali magistrates court behind me
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this. has become a familiar sight to our viewers around the world because they're being so many trials here garnering international attention during the past few months now what's been happening today is that the defense lawyers for the activists have been presenting their mitigation please to try and get more lenient sentences but that's been going on now for around about 6 hours we're still hopeful that there will be sentences you know before the end of the day but i have to remember that you know just a few weeks ago a cool case here went on for more than 27 hours that's not expected to happen this time but it does give an indication that the cool time say it can be quite a lastic if they need to be now the activists who are awaiting sentencing will arrested just start just almost a year ago in fact and they have been some of them have been on bail 5 of them 2 others have been denied bail including jimmy lie that you mentioned in your
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introduction he was actually brought to the cole from the jail ways now awaiting trial on national security charges and of course that means he's facing the prospect of life in prison on top of whatever sentence he will get here today there have been a wave of prosecutions of calls during the past couple of months since the ending of the protests that began in 2019 and those prosecutions have had the effect of restoring you know a semblance of order in hong kong you don't get the protests that you had back in 2019 but you to get small ones as is happening now outside the court and of course you know the international community is watching all of this very closely indeed they're all diplomats from a number of country. he's including australia britain the netherlands as well as the e.u. and that's a measure of the concern that the international community has about this case and age and just put all this in context for as you mentioned there be lots of cases
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that mention the protests sizes have died in some wards how has all of this impact is hong kong's prudes crissy movements. well we have to remember those on trial so on trial now those awaiting sentencing in many ways of veterans of the pro-democracy movement they began their campaign for political reform when i 1st came to hong kong back in in the late eighty's they were pushing for more directly elected seats just a handful of politicians were directly elected back then and the sad irony of course is that in many ways that campaign is back where it began because the new electoral reform changes that china has forced on hong kong means that less than 20 legislators out of the new 90 seat parliament will be directly elected. cajun brian bring is the latest live from hong kong sankey age in. now u.s.
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president joe biden has signed off on sanctions against russia over cyber attacks ons other arts the kremlin has denied the accusations and says it will respond in kind eyes and says the so room for the 2 countries to work together the white house correspondent kimberly points. there are some of the most punitive u.s. measures taken against russia in years today i've approved several steps including expulsion of several russian officials just days after a phone call between u.s. president joe biden and russian president vladimir putin to secure a u.s. desire for a predictable relationship the united states announces surprise russia's sanctions we cannot allow foreign power to interfere in our democratic process with impunity more than 30 russian entities are being targeted at least 10 russian diplomats will be expelled from the united states and some tech firms are being punished for
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allegedly providing support to russian intelligence the sanctions also put in place rules banning some financial dealings involving russia's sovereign debt to choke off lending and inflict economic harm we want a stable predictable relationship and russia continues to interfere with our democracy i'm prepared to take further actions to respond. the white house says the sanctions are retaliation for russia's alleged aggressive actions including the occupation of crimea interference in u.s. presidential elections and last year solar winds hack that infiltrated the computers of thousands of u.s. businesses and government agencies. the sanctions also respond to unconfirmed intelligence alleging russia offered bounties as high as $100000.00 for killing u.s. soldiers in afghanistan intelligence officials haven't confirmed the russia bounty program still the white house says we have course will not stand by. and except the
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targeting of our personnel by any elements including a foreign state actor this information really puts the burden on russia and the russian government to explain their engagement here the sanctions come just days after u.s. intelligence identified russia as one of the most serious threats to the united states and officials warn that sanctions may not be the only retaliation suggesting clandestine actions may still be yet to come can really help at al-jazeera the white house. still ahead on al-jazeera the former police officer accused of killing george floyd's chooses not to testify at his trial in the united states the chips are dying and we'll hear just how serious a worldwide shortage of semiconductor science.
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right well all the walls have been squeezed out of europe with the exception maybe of sudden greece this is well here is in cold air so those 2 areas of low pressure where you can think of them dropping snow in the city little bit wrong you know a problem what's happening there that snow is warming out so you might get in slovakia the money maybe some more than all the slopes the outmost is turning to cold rain look at the temperatures we talk about single figures in most places double figures for some and if you're lucky yes warming up in madrid and it's cooling down in moscow so you too have reversed but athens still beats everybody but only just i have to say the picture continues into saturday with the sun doing service works or up a degree or 2 in many places but still well below where it should be at this time of the year and at the bottom end of spain the rain is falling crossing the water and affecting morocco algeria tunisia was quite
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a strong wind in it to see if that that's part of a circulation would suggest dust storms through tunisia algeria and most likely into libya that's what's happening in this northern part of africa where you can't quite tell is the amount of heat just north of where the incoming showers are in for example north and senegal rough into the middle forty's is high. in pakistan's largest city climate change and water shortages and driving some residents to desperate measure it's 101 east meet the water is of corruption 100. al-jazeera.
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the arab the. car. this is al jazeera quick rise over top stories this hour officials have released body count physics of a chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13 year old boy last month out until the 2 appeared to races hands just before shots were fired a group of pro-democracy activists in hong kong has been sentenced for taking part in anti-government protests in 2019 among them especially campaigner martin the help warms the territories more just opposition party in the 1990 s. and u.s. president joe biden has called for dialogue after signing off on sanctions against russia over cyber attacks and other acts of facility moscow deny the accusations
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a set it would respond in kind that's. what this testimony has ended in the trial of former minneapolis police officer derek show vun he chose not to take the stand and his lawyers rested their case chauvinist accused of murdering george floyd's by kneeling on his neck for almost 9 and a half minutes john hendren reports from minneapolis. your honor at this time the defense rests with that testimony ended in one of the most highly charged us civil rights trials in decades i have peter asked you this is your decision or decision on my record. the defendant former police officer derek show will not testify i will invoke my 5th amendment privilege today that ended weeks of speculation on whether shogun would take the stand which would have opened him up for aggressive questioning from prosecutors now after a long weekend the lawyers will go before the jury once more for closing arguments
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on monday then the jury will be sequestered that is isolated until they render a verdict that could take days weeks or even months the judge said when packing hope for short plan for long. over the 1st 11 days the prosecution presented a damning case with medical experts. in this case mr george george floyd died from a cardio pulmonary arrest. it was caused by low oxygen levels and those low oxygen levels were induced by the prone restraint and positional asphyxiation that he was subjected to then there was the police chief who finally jovan the day after he was seen for 9 minutes and 29 seconds kneeling on floyd until the life out of him that in no way shape or form is anything that. is by policy is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics are values
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and there were emotional interviews i believe when a murder he showed of like hollow to treat a mom in how to respect he he just he loved her so dearly it's been 9th i stayed. apologizing in. the palace. for you for not doing more in not. face and beating around in. a not facing his life the defense spent just 3 days to make its case arguing that show vun did nothing wrong i fell off the showbiz interactions of mr floyd were following his training. following current practices in policing and were objective be reasonable. in that floyd died
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from a combination of a drug overdose heart trouble and maybe even car exhaust the your opinion that mr show business in any way impacted the structures of mr ford's no. no did not. now the city that erupted into turbulent riots after floyd's death waits anxiously and fearfully. wondering if the verdict will reignite the fiery civil unrest of the long violent summer of 2020 john hendren al-jazeera minneapolis. china has released record economic growth figures as it rebounds from the pandemic its gross domestic product grew by 18.3 percent for the 1st quarter of this year as compared to the same period last year the international monetary fund predicts china will drive global economic growth for at least the next 5 years between e.u. has more from shanghai. $18.00 an incredible figure of course especially given that we're in the middle of
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a pandemic not the biggest quarterly growth figure that china has posted since records began in 1993 so we have to remember that is it is a somewhat skewed figure because we're coming off a very low base this time last year china posted a historic contraction of almost 7 percent not really did set the stage for a dramatic rebound that we've seen this 18.3 percent or a very large figure was in line with what many economists were expecting now we have to look at this in terms of the context of china getting back to to normal life last year we had china close some quite draconian measures to control 19 and because of that we saw this outbreak controlled relatively early compared to other countries for mid last year it started to make up for those losses economically and from september. had kind of made up for those losses and continue to grow and so we actually stole in 2020 china's economy grew by 2.3 percent and it was the only
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major economy to do so so that's important but what is key to remember though china's economy economic growth has been robust it has been on even the last of it is thanks in large part to a strong industrial sector a lot of these exports going to other countries especially those still affected by lock downs and also this state led infrastructure building in some moderate stimulus as well as to thank for that worth. u.s. president joe biden will hold his 1st meeting with the world leader in person since taking office japanese prime minister yes he does so guy hasn't arrived in washington for talks china is expectance its own ate the discussion the u.s. and japan are concerned about chinese military exercises near taiwan and human rights abuses in seems young and hong kong. the global economy is another focus of the talks between biden and suga the 2 leaders are concerned but won't mind shortage of semiconductor chips while brendan has more. semiconductors are at the
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heart of the devices many of us use every day from phones to game console household electronics and medical diagnostics to name just a few but now there are a shortage of the vital silicon chips in my 30 year career i've never seen a. demand exceeding supply to the extent that we have supplies were tight before the pandemic hit but during the global lock downs demand for more networking and more devices has skyrocketed now we're in a multi-year cycle where the demand is really outstripping the supply the crunch is crushing the u.s. auto industry at the beginning of the pandemic demand plummeted and automakers cut back production drastically but they underestimated how quickly demand would rebound when they raced to put in more orders late last year they were turned down by chip makers committed to supplying other industries when those workers that
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cancelled it immediately got back filled by other areas of the market that actually stayed very robust recovery things like you know p.c.'s in person like tronics all these anything work from home starting from home plate from home demanded an incredibly resilient and so that got to be got back of the name of the auto guys came up at a back way recently general motors the largest u.s. auto maker announced it would cut production even though demand is high. if you look across the border i mean a shot a lot of factories are closed on ships for a lot of their popular crossovers as well so it's definitely hitting you know hitting the market the u.s. leads the world in semiconductor design but manufacturing is heavily concentrated in taiwan south korea and japan recently president joe biden called for strengthening u.s. manufacturing capacity as a matter of national economic security administration officials are meeting with leading chip manufacturers in the meantime are reaching out to our allies semiconductor companies and others in the supply chain to ramp up production to
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help us resolve the bomb mix we face now increasing ship capacity will take time and it won't be cheap a single semiconductor plant can cost $20000000000.00 to construct robert oulds al-jazeera los angeles brazil's supreme court has confirmed this decision to a no criminal convictions against former presidents lou that the sylva last month the court ruled that lula was not treated fairly in a series of corruption investigations justice common the sierra reversed her their position safe in the courts 5 judge panel in list favor he's now eligible to run in next year's election against the current president gyre ball son otto. the un's world food program says almost a 1000000 people are facing severe hunger in northern gaza and the 700000 people have been displaced by fighting between government forces and armed groups linked to i saw around 2600 people have died since the conflict started 4 years ago her.
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report from a camp in cavill delgado province. zubair to our marshes 3 months ago dragged him into the forest saying they were going to chop off his head when he tried to escape they shot him. there are any. one of. they kept shooting at me and i kept running i hid in the bush for 3 days and 3 nights i was weak and i lost a lot of blood somebody found me and carried me to a place where boats were rescuing other people from my village that is how i survived. an armed group calling itself al-shabaab with links to eisele is behind this attack in fact they've been wreaking havoc in the region since 2017 their attacks have left at least 2600 people dead and uprooted nearly 700000 people. is
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one of them he now lives in a camp for internally displaced people is one of several in mozambique daugaard a province thousands of people now have no source of income and rely on humanitarian aid but many of them they have seen directly their relatives being here. either by shooting or by the capitation. many of them they don't know where their attics are and they don't know if they are alive and there is no way for them to know because they don't have communication on the way it is now that you can call by cell what are you are still alive so i just think oh no. another thing is also the living conditions like i'm in. you can see here it's very very small houses where sometimes you have 8 to 10 people living. a few kilometers down the road there is another even bigger camp this one will set up only
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a few months ago. the last census by the government in december last year counted nearly 50000 people living in the camps since then attacks in towns and villages have grown in size and frequency humanitarian workers say many more people are now living here as well as an other camp in the problem the most recent attack was in parma in march weeks later families are still arriving at reception centers desperately looking for food and shelter some of them could end up joining thousands of others already living in camps not sure if it will ever be safe enough for them to go back home. al-jazeera got a province most n.t. . know of the source of one meat eating dinosaur the size of a school buses and term it's amazing how would you feel with 2 and a half 1000000000 of them. how many scientists estimates were rooming there especially in the day this is so around 2.5
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a 1000000 years ago mostly in the west of north america and knowing this past the animals likely metabolism life expectancy and body size scientists were able to come up with the ballpark figure they believe that at any given time there were 20 some reasons to run a serious rex's on the planet's. well from the pandemic to america's racial reckoning 2020 was a momentous year photographers and storytellers documented some of the most striking images of the past 12 months i've been on the world press photo contest this force a graph showing a nurse embracing a care home residents from brazil was selected as force a graph of the year is taken by photographer months nissen. my. this is out of syria
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these are the headlines officials have released body can finish of a chicago police officer fate.

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