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al-jazeera. be the hero the world needs right now. washington. we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count one unintentional 2nd degree murder while committing a felony by the defendant guilty. the jury in minneapolis convicts former police officer. 3 charges for the death of george for ojt. al-jazeera live from doha also coming up.
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in the celebration outside court the crowd say they'll keep up the fight until 3 of the officers involved in floyd's arrest also convicted. in this country. present the verdict is a step forward but says more work is needed to change the system. and hospitals in india are running low on oxygen the prime minister warns the country is facing a coronavirus storm. it's been nearly 11 months since george floyd's death and the death that's in minneapolis jury has now officially declared. the jury took around 10 hours to convict former police officer derek shaven will face up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced in june john hendren has more from minneapolis. the verdict was
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swift and decisive the case that became a national referendum on racial justice still held the power to surprise guilty guilty guilty verdict the jury found for many. apple as police officer derek show been guilty in the racially charged killing of george floyd on all counts 2nd degree murder 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter today you have to count . all around the world to see in so what happened some of. you know the most imputes in the world scene has been extinguished and i could do method but what's. especially in a court room over and over and over again as my brother was murdered there's no comparison i can't embed that and there's no word actually to compare that. to this because we got justice we got just as we want we're ok we want
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you he may not be here. but we won it was shelved and expressionless in court who was on trial but it was floyd who became a symbol of racial justice for black americans who felt targeted and abused by police for generations we always maintained the moral high ground knowing that we were on the right side of history. the verdict resonated in the white house where president joe biden called floyd's family we hadn't seen since the civil rights era in the sixty's protests that unified people of every race and generation in peace and with purpose to say enough is enough enough of the senseless killings today. today's verdict is a step forward the legal system had to operate behind barricades manned by national
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guard troops in a city that border that business is in closed schools in anticipation of a ruling that ended months of demonstrations with celebration. the case that began with a fake $20.00 bill and ended with a nationwide movement might have gone unnoticed if it hadn't been for a viral video taken by a 17 year old girl is excruciating to watch as it was to re watch over and over again throughout the trial of a man treated with dignity speaking his final words at the. crowds of man the streets of minneapolis and the nation since floyd died on may 25th as they leave the courthouse square he insists the movement will continue john hendren al jazeera minneapolis. and these live pictures from minneapolis is the scene outside the store where troy that was killed people have been turning up
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in the past few hours laying. the makeshift. well from the scene of the crime to the u.s. capitol crowds a promise to keep up the fight for racial equality she had her tongue same reports from minneapolis. huddled around baffin's outside the courthouse the news spread among the crowds of the found guilty on all 3 counts there was a lation but no illusion among many of those gathered. are satisfied with just this is just one step too i'm so glad. it's been way too. and. i'm glad. i'm a private eye. there was disbelief but also belief that the
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evidence of george lloyd's murder was incontrovertibly. at the site of his death an area now named george floyd square emotions were particularly roll in other cities similar scenes maters in atlanta. and. in new york satisfaction at what the black lives not a movement has achieved despite the naysayers all the folks who were nonbelievers for the last 5 years they came out into the streets for what was right and they got a victory we should make no mistake with the protest as we've been hearing from do not agree with the prosecution case 3 heard that this was not the minneapolis police department on trial what we keep on hearing from them is it is the minneapolis police department not only that it's the police departments across the country that were on trial and this verdict may have brought relief at justice finally served but there was also the recognition that the law would not bring
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george floyd back she had. but. that rally in new york. well demonstrators have been gathering in the plaza behind me since the verdict was announced this location where i'm at brooklyn in the heart of new york city has been a centerpiece of the black lives matter movement demonstrators have come here often in the last year in fact you may recall that after george floyd was killed the protests in new york city became almost a daily occurrence in all 5 boroughs of the city demonstrators gathering for rallies like this for talks chanting the name of george floyd and other people who have died at the hands of police new york itself has a long history of tense relations between the minority community and police officers as well so people here gathering expressing their feelings of relief i would say this is being seen as a victory but only a 1st step as we just heard
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a lot of the people i spoke to tonight not all of them support abolishing the police i've heard views on both sides of that matter but they all agree that the issues that have been raised by this trial have only begun to be addressed in the way they feel that there's more work to be done and there's talk about about that among the people gathered here tonight. you heard williams as professor of history at the university has some thomas in minnesota and he says the verdict is a significant step in the right direction bob war needs to be done. i think a degree of relief but all an overwhelming relief that the right verdict was reached by the security but also deep concern that people will assume that the work of dismantling systemic racism and racial disparity here in the in this country is going to end with this verdict and we're far from not some people who are focused nearly an issue of policing it certainly is a referendum on that because there's been so many cases in the past where officers
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were not held accountable for violence against black or brown people people like adam toledo the young young men 13 year old in chicago who was recently killed or gone say ray who was killed here brooklyn center or george floyd of course would have gone unrecognized in those offices unpunished right now we look at this moment i think there are some real momentum around the justice we've got to work floyd out and some other legislation that's circulating at the state and local level to deal with this issue but the problem is policing is simply the tip of the iceberg as we saw in the case of dante great on last week it's also bad law 'd and that policy which leads to over leasing which makes communities of color color of black or brown people more more vulnerable 'd that to this type of violence so this over policing which is part and parcel of a much larger issue here in states. major
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hospitals in india's capital new delhi a warning they will run out of oxygen in less than 24 hours india's health system is battling as the country reports almost 300000 new cases and more than 2000 deaths both record numbers deputy health minister says without urgent supplies the state faces a disaster. urging people to stay home where possible. is a problem it is live for us now in new delhi and there appear to be facing a very serious situation. it has been getting serious the situation with the hospitals with a critical shortages of beds of oxygen supply of ventilators in a number of states but on tuesday night we had a number of hospitals in india's capital delhi saying that they only had a few hours of oxygen left this is why don't these leaders have been pleading with
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the central government including appealing to them on social media to send them oxygen supply we have a number of hospitals trying desperately to procure oxygen through private supply as delhi's high court has asked the central government to look into the shortage of supply it's describing the situation in the capital with the health care capacity as being at the stage of imminent collapse now the reason why we are seeing these shortages is because of the number of cases of the number of people being hospitalized as cases vies the way that they are india's 2nd wave is in comparable to the 1st if you see the number of infections in the 1st wave on the chart it is very much a curve that went top and came down the 2nd wave so far as a vertical line going up the charts leading to so many more hospitalizations and more people needing oxygen and which is why the government's decided on sunday to
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restrict oxygen supply to just 9 industries to divert it for medical use and prohibited from going into other sectors at the moment and live in the situation being as it is the death toll so high rules are seeing kraemer turin's struggling to cope. in a number of places we are seeing long lines of families waiting to cremate their dead or bury their dead at crematorium and also a burial grounds we're also starting to see the kramatorsk him using areas other than people run incriminatory rather using any free space they have to cremate bodies it's why the state of maharashtra has decided not to which is the worst affected state but the state of karnataka has decided to free up some public land to cremate bodies we have reports from the states of madhya pradesh and also
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of a number of states with those 2 are the most notable with official death toll just doesn't add up to the number of bodies which are being cremated predatory arms and some of those states are saying that they. cremating 5 times the number of people which they were last year and again with the cases rising as they are record numbers of cases and deaths we have a lot more restrictions coming into place in many parts of the country delhi is under a very strict curfew the worst affected state is considering a complete lockdown they're going to make that announcement on wednesday night or whether or not they choose to do so but it looks very lucky that they will because they haven't been able to bring the numbers drawn seem less harsh restrictions which were in place promised and that ended in what he did address the nation on tuesday and he said that the country is facing a storm but that the nation wide lockdown like the one last year would be the last option very grim situation indeed thank you for bringing us all the latest from
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india. is there a the transitional military council takes power in charge after the death of the president. and football under fire the controversial super league is on the verge of collapse after a backlash from fans. there has been quite hot recently in the event and in egypt that's all changing now the wind is becoming almost sure means a temp has dropped by about 10 degrees in many places it's still quite hot in iraq $41.00 in baghdad and down in kuwait where up to 40 still $38.00 in doha are fairly she would $38.00 at that but there's no significant wind on this forecast out except for this one which is blowing down susu is down through the red sea that's the reason the temperatures have been pushed back again again no real change here
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but doha is down to 32 as a hint of a wind direction here wind change i should say otherwise look at this sunshine through turkey and iran and even the time we get to friday afghanistan looking dry and sunny is well that's a change the seasonal rains through africa maybe aren't obvious but science thought them is this red strip that is words to what the heat wave there it has reached a long way south and it's one of the causes of the fires down in cape town and the winds unfortunately not going to change the not going to help the far situation the toll as for right now nothing in the forecast a little bit in the eastern cape maybe and fairly obviously this weakening line here which is the seasonal right might develop a tropical cycle over the water but heading dangerously close to land. but. when i enter the ring i feel on top of the world i don't want that feeling to
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go away when the show ends the final on court begins retirement and i follow my laugh line watch the laugh line meet the former circus performers gracefully supporting each other on the stage of life going less you got a broken bone every minute of it was fearful witness presents officer comes on and just you know that's faceless patiences show must go on. order. or. hello again you're watching out there has a reminder of our top stories this hour former police officer derek 7 has been found guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder in the killing of george
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floyd chauvinist due to be sentenced in 8 weeks and faces up to 40 years in prison . this president has called the verdict a rare but important step towards justice in america joe biden spoke to floyd's family before addressing the nation describing his death as murder in broad daylight. and major hospitals in india's capital new delhi a warning they will run out of oxygen in less than 24 hours india's reported almost 300000 new cases and more than 2000 deaths both record numbers. as military has promised an 18 month transition to free elections after the death of president idriss deby the army says he was killed while stating soldiers in the fight against rebels in the north had just won reelection and son general mom out will take on the role of interim head of states. tributes are pouring in from western allies following debbie's death could have wider implications for security
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in the sun hell charges one of the biggest troop contributors to the fight against armed groups in the region i've been addressed reports from nigeria's capital abuja idriss deby presented himself as a strong leader and that's what he wants for us our life in the west and in africa . this is the more the battlefront your lecture last year when you screw food and eventually expand. and then i said. he's death on another battlefront is a huge blow to our life and the fight against armed groups and there's a hell and elsewhere in africa. there are concerns that with security challenges increasing and whom the country may limit or even reduce its participation in external conflict it was reported 3 years ago that debbie before he died was moving units that he had deployed somalia needs year back to chad to help defend the capital these are some of his best units so if the current interim government has
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to keep those units in chad for security purposes. then that would disrupt at least in the short term france's and the broader g. 5. counterterrorism efforts in. and those ripples remain a threat a father deterioration of security in charge could trigger the withdrawal of its troops from regional hospitals to bolster security at home this will in turn leave many countries in the same hell and lake chad regions more vulnerable to study and troops there play a significant role in stopping armed groups from over and in many communities. chad a country with a history of cool civil war and tribal conflict is battling various rebel calls the latest being the one in which president deby lost his life. the group was until a year ago based in libya and was fighting alongside mess in a race how do you have to ironically one of the reasons that they're coming back into chad right now is because of the peace agreement that was forged under the
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united nations auspices in libya requiring all foreign armies to leave the country and so they're doing just that they're bringing with them the training and the arms that they gained inside of libya and they're bringing them to chat. with a region awash with heavy and small weapons some of the libya conflict experts say child and the entire region could see an uptick in violence by rebels in armed groups in coming months western powers considered that depend upon life and one charge and forces to continue to play the torch would do the new military government having so much to deal with right now that are no guarantees but troops will continue to fight those battles while there is trouble i tore a mature trees onto sita a quarter ukraine's president has invited his russian counterpart for talks on the escalating conflicts in the lead countries border for them is a landscape putin to meet him and done by ukrainian troops and russian backed separatists have been fighting since 2014 kids blames rising tensions on last
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decision to mass tens of thousands of soldiers on the border russia says it's only a military exercise but smith has more from moscow. there are some recently published satellite images showing what is a very serious buildup of military hardware in and around crimea and ukraine we've seen pictures of fighter jets lined up on a runway in crimea we've seen pictures of born troops army units attack helicopters smoke generators. jamming equipment reconnaissance drones and a military hospital and the e.u. and u.s. estimate this between 82100000 ground troops along the ukraine russia border russia says all of this the defense minister sergei short who is because nato and the u.s. are indulged in provocative activities in waters and airspace around the black sea he doesn't say what those provocative activities are exactly and he says he's
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a long planned military drills also russia's prime planning to restrict access through that curch strait that is good they're going to stop they say millet naval vessels going through that strait that provides a link for ukraine to its eastern ports and there is a treaty between russian your group ukraine and says those waters the hours of sea in the strait are supposed to be freely accessible to both sides so the ukrainians would see that as a provocation but russia says this is all a military exercise but whatever it is it is a very clear demonstration of russia's military capabilities in and around ukraine in crimea. a south korean court has rejected a compensation claim by a group of women forced into sex slavery join the japanese minute by the japanese military during world war 2 and rule the japanese government should be immune under international norms it contradicts
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a ruling from january when the same court said japan should compensate 12 surviving victims saying their treatment amounted to crimes against humanity tens of thousands of so-called comfort women were forced to work in the brothels join world war 2. italy and the netherlands are to start using the johnson and johnson job after europe's drug regulator recommended that it should include a warning label european medicines agency found possible links between the one dose kovan $1000.00 vaccine and blood clots but it says the side effect is very rare and the benefits of the vaccine outweigh any potential risks johnson and johnson pause the rollout of his job last week after recommendations from the us authorities. people in sweden under the age of 65 who've been given one day's of the astra zeneca vaccine will get given a different jump for their 2nd one comes over fears it can cause extremely rare but serious blood clots sweden is now only using the vaccine on people over $65.00 it's
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experiencing a 3rd wave and has been criticized for taking a more relaxed approach to the pandemic football's controversial european super league is on the verge of collapse just 2 days after it was announced or 6 indus clubs have pulled out after a backlash from supporters players and politicians the park a reports from chelsea stadium in london where furious funds have been united against the move. bridge home of chelsea one of the 6 rebel english teams who signed up for the new league on the pitch the team were facing brighton on tuesday night off it furiously goshi ations as the club management alarmed by the backlash from funds were said to be drawing up the paperwork to withdraw from the league fans gathered in front of the ground making their opposition clear even the team bus prevented from getting to the stadium the scumbag goes. into the super league so they don't have to earn their way to
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terms with. following chelsea's lead in quitting the league manchester city along with spanish side that let it go madrid city's manager gave this damning assessment of the project a sports. is not a sport when the relation between effort and success the effort and reward doesn't exist don't exist so is not a sport so is not a sport or the success already garant. earlier on choose staying at a calmer setting in switzerland the president of europe's governing body you wafer urged all 12 european teams from england spain and italy to think again gentlemen you made the huge mistake some will say it is greed. others stain arrogance your complete ignorance of england's football culture but
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it actually doesn't matter the british prime minister met for crisis talks with fans groups and officials from england's football association and the premier league i think it's not in the interests of found it's not in the interests of football and prince william president of the football association so the league risks damaging the english game we love. only days after the idea of a sea police 1st surfaced in alex like chelsea fans have got exactly what they wanted a decision by top brass in the club to hastily exit this unpopular project crowds here have gone from protest to jubilation. meanwhile many of the club's owners and top officials have remained tight lipped real madrid president florentino perez who is one of the few to publicly defend the project design he said to safe soccer and i'm sure there are some what we want to do is save football so it can live
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peacefully for at least the next 20 years. looms biggest and richest club so faced unprecedented anger from their fans and from the remaining 14 teams in england's premier league pressure that now appears to a force some of the most powerful people in football to change their plans they've barca al-jazeera london united nations has launched a global funding appeal for the caribbean island of st vincent after a series of devastating volcanic eruptions explosions the last 2 for have covered much of the island in a layer of ash destroying crops and contaminating water supplies thousands of people were forced to flee their homes. next month palestinians will head to the polls for the 1st time in 15 years be voting in elections which are likely to be dominated by hamas and fatah and as a girl named reports from gaza the last time palestinians voted in a legislative election facebook and twitter were months away from being launched
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globally the year was 2006 they couldn't have known then they would spend the next 15 years with a divided government and no chance to elect a new one. that isn't about 15 years without an election and we're facing a miserable situation as a mother i wish it will happen and things change for the better. an election for the palestinian legislative council is scheduled for may but already there is widespread expectation palestinians won't be rushing to a polling station headed into had that could not that would have one of these elections only for a new in the legitimacy of palestinian leaders and to continue to rely on foreign aid but in the long term it will not serve the palestinian people israel has yet to approve voting in east jerusalem but how has splintered and broke 5 and how lost are worried about losses in their own bases due to disaffected voters.
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professor of a high morale boost says recent polls show hamas would be lucky to get 25 percent of the vote in gaza but it might be able to get a bigger share in the west bank where people are fed up with the palestinian authority but maybe after the elections we might see a new or different kind of coalitions but that would probably be against the will of the international community which is still classifying hamas as a terrorist organization and also is one which doesn't want to see a mass in any form of a palestinian government so united or unified government between hamas and fatah is unlikely how must spokesman. says the organization is pushing for the election to take place as scheduled and that palestinians are primarily frustrated by the israeli occupation not their leaders. it was about and i know the world and the
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international community should help us choose our leader and to take our rights back we should be living in a good situation like all the human beings in this region. a generation of palestinians has come of age living with a divided government and no way of changing it at the ballot box the question people are asking is will this year mark a long overdue change which the talks are going to al-jazeera. with al-jazeera things our top stories and u.s. jury has found police officer and guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder over the death of george floyd shamanist changed the sentence and 8 weeks' time in faces up to 40 years in prison. minneapolis avanza keep up their fights and
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