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changing. the challenges are immense but overcoming the. will president galvanize stronger action stay with just 0 for special coverage of the beat is something. we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count one unintentional 2nd degree murder while committing a felony by the defendant guilty. a jury convicts a former police officer and all 3 counts for the death of. relief. outside court crowd say. 3 other officers involved were also convicted.
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this is. also coming up. in the records more than 2000 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours for the 1st time as oxygen supplies run critically low in new delhi hospitals. and the south korean courts rejects compensation claims against. sexual slavery. a landmark ruling in one of america's most important racial justice cases in decades minneapolis jury has found the former police officer derek shove and guilty of the murder and manslaughter of george floyd children was filmed kneeling on the man's neck. 9 minutes during
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a botched arrest last may when faces up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced in june but he may appeal ogling the jury was prejudiced by media coverage john hendren has been following the trial in minneapolis. the verdict was 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 former minneapolis 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 is so what happened some of. the most imputes the world seen has been extinguished and i could do method but what. especially in
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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 did we get justice we want we're ok we want 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 generation in peace and with purpose to say enough is enough enough of the
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senseless killings today. today's verdict is a step forward the legal system had to operate behind barricades manned by national guard troops in a city that border that business isn't closed its 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 without dignity speaking his final words to. crowds of manda streets of minneapolis and the nation since floyd died on may 25th as they leave the courthouse square the insist the movement will continue john
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hendren al jazeera minneapolis. vigils have been held across the united states following the conviction from the steps of the courthouse to the capital demonstrates his return to the streets promising to keep up their fight for racial equality she reports from minneapolis. huddled around our phones outside the courthouse the news spread among the crowds at the found guilty of all 3 there was a lation but no illusion among many of those gathered. are satisfied with just this is just one step on. its way to. and. i'm glad. i'm sure.
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there was disbelief but also belief that the evidence of george will. it'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 seen marches in atlanta. and. in new york satisfaction at what the black lives matter 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 that the protesters we've been hearing from do not agree with the prosecution case we heard that this was not the minneapolis police department on trial what we keep hearing from them is it is the minneapolis police department not only that it's the police departments across the country that
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were on drugs and this verdict may have brought relief at justice finally served but there was also the recognition that the law would not bring george floyd back she had her town see al-jazeera minneapolis or just as the verdict was being announced police shot and killed a black teenager in ohio police have released bodycount video showing the officers shooting the girl as she appeared to try and stab another person with a knife protesters have marched in columbus expressing outrage over her death the combis mass as an independent investigation into the girl's killing is underway. india's health system is buckling as the country reports almost 300000 new cases and more than 2000 deaths in one day these are both record numbers. are struggling to cope with demand as the death toll continues to climb local media
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reports are accusing the government of understating the number of fatalities and hospitals in delhi are warning a severe shortage of oxygen is underway emergency supplies were brought in late on tuesday just hours before running out and migrant workers continue to crowd bus and train stations in several parts of the country is the flee anticipated long downs prime minister narendra modi has described the situation of the new wave as a storm but he still urging states to avoid a complete lockdown. friends in today's situation we have to save the country from a lock down i appeal to states to avoid lock downs and use them as a last resort we have to make the most efforts to avoid lockdowns and only focus on making micro containment zones. elizabeth raman is live for us in new delhi so
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what's happening with those oxygen suppliers elizabeth will they get them to hospitals in time. hello sami so we have heard from 4 of delhi's because hospitals which is said that they have now received oxygen supply one of delhi's biggest private hospitals have told us that they've got enough supplies to last them till thursday morning and they're expecting more today so they do have enough to tide them over for another day but they need more delis local leaders have been pleading with the central government to make sure that the supply makes it to the capital we've got private hospitals trying to procure from private suppliers the delhi high court has called the situation the health care capacity in the capital it said that it is that the stage of imminent collapse that's the situation in the capital the shortage of oxygen has been a big issue in the worst affected states for many weeks now and elsewhere in the
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country we are seeing more and more reports of people dying because they can't make it they can't get to a hospital bed where they can't get oxygen supply and it's just come to light that over the past year india exported double the amount of oxygen that it had the previous year and did this during the pandemic including in january of this year and now it's in a situation where it has to import oxygen because of the increasing demand the demand for oxygen is up 60 percent because of the increase in hospitalizations as cases rise and independent health experts in saying that the government did not use the few months of the end of last year the start of this year when cases fell to very low numbers around 10011000 averaging a day in late january early february the government did not use that time to boost its the city's knowing that the 2nd wave was taking place in many of the countries in the world and despite all of that the prime minister is against log downs
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why. well that is because of the economic impact of a nationwide knock down in a country where most of the population up to 90 percent of people a daily wage earners people who have to work every single day to survive to feed themselves although most people don't have social security the nationwide lock down last year had wreaked havoc on people's these people's lives 100000000 migrant workers india has a very large population of people who work in different states to where they're from lost their jobs and returned home millions of them walked hundreds died on the journey india had its worst economic figures that in 5 decades and that's because of that that amundsen that in that morty doesn't want to impose a nationwide lockdown but even if he doesn't do it more and more states are including here in the capital delhi where there are very strict restrictions in
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place like people aren't allowed to leave their homes on this it's to get the central supplies or if they work in what are considered essential services and the worst affected state maharashtra is considering putting its 120000000 people under a complete lockdown all right elizabeth for all of that thanks for that. italy and the netherlands will start using the johnson and johnson job after europe's strong regulator recommend the should include a warning label the european medicines agency found possible links between the one those covert florentine vaccine and blood clots. the side effect is very rare and the benefits of the outweigh any potential risks johnson and johnson holds to roll out of a job last week after recommendations from u.s. authorities the boston. with more. well it means that there is another disputed vaccine actually that could create concerns among people here in the e.u.
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it's very rare in 8 cases in fact they found blood clots and also this sudden decrease of blood platelets mostly within young women in the ages of 18 to 48 years old in the united states and that was also the reason they stop vaccinating people with this johnson and johnson vaccine but overall they say this risk is so low that of course for the overall population facing this risk of covert 19 still in this 3rd wave that's happening in europe at the moment they should still at minister this vaccine it was an important vaccine that a lot of countries here in europe are counting on especially here in the netherlands because it's been developed here and laden in the natl and stay have asked for 11000000 vaccines here and in the over all of europe 200000000 facts seems off johnson and johnson were supposed to be shipped to europe to be
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vaccinated here in the coming months the is of course this concern now this will all be delayed because people will be reluctant and also there will be a choice by the separate countries to impose an age limit for example the netherlands has sat with astra zeneca below 60 we're not using it anymore so that means that every country has a separate policy and of course that this could create delays. still ahead on al jazeera syrian refugees face losing the very homes they fled how government supporters are benefiting from the latest land grab laws fans cry foul the controversial super league is on the verge of collapse after a huge backlash. but
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. now we have cut off the cold supply the arctic air is no longer blowing having done its damage in the videos of france and there's no obvious movement of of cloud in from the north that has been for days and days if not weeks but it's a massive cloud here in eastern europe that's where rain is coming up snow possibly a little bit in western side of russia and snow up in norway and this is a telling wind so for most places we're up in the teens now which is a pleasant change was widespread showers and significant rain coming into portugal the temperatures come up but it won't stay that way look at copenhagen mike the calm the cold side you'll be right to think that we're now just 12 was staying down by 86 degrees by thursday that's more or less a night time tenchi jury in the day and the cold keeps spreading down through germany and poland reaches this line stretches through austria and up to the baltic states this is the cold air and they will make some progress down to vienna not
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surprisingly cold but colder than you might like however it's still better than it was a week ago in north africa the pictures now a dry run though for some a windy one that's particularly true i think through egypt where caro is down down to 30 degrees. from. the latest news as it breaks the biggest challenge to his presidency is not only having to deal with some vicious military officers but also a retard who was quite before us with detailed coverage the cockpit voice recorder is now thankfully in jakarta in the hands of indonesia's johns with fake ignition from around the world let's go next good step to say that could be a government of national unity if that's the case that photo parcel will keep his job.
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now former police officer derek shaaban is been found guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder for the killing of george chauvin is due to be sentenced in 8 weeks and faces up to 40 years in prison the u.s. president has called the verdict a rare but important step towards justice in america joe biden spoke to ford's family before addressing the nation describing his death as murder in broad daylight major hospitals in india's capital new delhi are warning they'll run out of oxygen in less than 24 hours india's reported almost 300000 new cases and
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more than 2000 deaths both daily numbers. in our south korean causes rejected a compensation claim by women forced into sex slavery by the japanese military in world war 2 it ruled the japanese government enjoyed sovereign immunity from civil jurisdiction under international law in a separate case in january the same court ruled japan should compensate 12 surviving victims. by joins us now live from seoul so rob what happens to this case now. well that's right this was a setback for the comfort women and their supporters who believe that decades on they are still waiting for justice these were women young girls who were forced to work in brothels run by the japanese military during world war 2 now the case was brought by 20 plaintive as these are either surviving victims or families of their
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victims but the case has been thrown out by the court ruling that it goes against this principle of sovereign immunity this is the internationally accepted norm that a government is shielded from the action civil actions being taken in the courts of other countries. does go run counter to a decision which was seen as something of a landmark back in january which ruled in another case involving 12 plaintive saying that japan should be held liable and in fact ordering that each of the plaintiffs in that case should actually receive around $90000.00 u.s. dollars that was seen as something of a landmark case so this one's exactly counter to that not surprisingly japan has been opposed to these court cases saying that the principle of sovereign immunity should be upheld calling on south korea to uphold international law and saying that in any case all of these cases pertaining to the so-called comfort women have been settled by various agreements most recently an agreement in 2015 but going all the
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way back to when relations were 1st normalized between the 2 countries in the 1960 s. and all of these cases are simply dredging up the past rob then what does this mean for relations with japan. the continuing legacy of the of the war time the castling long shadow over relations in fact we've seen relations dipped to their lowest point for decades over a long going battle running through the courts here in south korea this time involving the use of wartime forced labor these were south koreans forced to work in japanese factories in appalling conditions and back in 2018 a court here rules controversially that 2 japanese corporation should be held liable under further court ruling ordered that their assets be seized to pay compensation now that led to a diplomatic route to a trade dispute with limited targeted sanctions being taken by japan so it has had a real impact on relations in more recent times there have been attempts to try to
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restore relations build bridges involving some members of the current government here in south korea so privately at least they will be welcoming this latest court decision because if this court decision had gone in favor of the plaintiffs in favor of the comfort women that would have been made it a lot harder for south korea to restore relations with tokyo. thanks so much rob mcbride chan's murder 3 has promised an 18 month transition to free elections after the death of president in the east there be the army says he was killed while leading soldiers fighting rebels in the north there be a just won reelection his son general mohamad will take on the role of interim head of state many of chad's allies paid tribute today his death could have wider implications for security in the chad contributes one of the highest number of troops to the fight against armed groups in the region. reports from nigeria's
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capital of abuja. idriss deby presented himself as a strong leader and that's what he wants for his life in the west and in africa. this was him on the battlefront chat last year when his troops food and eventually expanded bokhara and i said. he's death on another battlefront is a huge blow to our allies and the fight against armed groups in this al and else why enough. that are concerned 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 somali in news year back to chad to help defend the capital these are some of his best units so if the current interim government has to keep those units in chad for security purposes. then that would disrupt at least in the short term
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france's and the broader g. 5. counterterrorism efforts in there and those rebels remain a threat a father deterioration of security in charge could trigger the withdrawal of its troops from regional to bolster security at home this will in turn leave many countries in this 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. 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 lost his life. the group was until a year ago peace to libya and was fighting alongside mercenaries and 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 united nations auspices in libya requiring all foreign armies to leave the country and so they're doing
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just that they're bringing with them the training and the arms that they inside of libya and they're bringing them to chat. with the region awash with heavy and small weapons from 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 as a dependable ally and one charge and forces to continue to play the torch but do the new military government having so much to deal with right now there are no guarantees but troops will continue to fight others but also while there is trouble . i'm with you greece and you see the picture russian president vladimir putin will deliver his annual state of the nation address later on wednesday is speech may be overshadowed by protests too to be held across the country there in support of jailed opposition leader alexina valley he's been on hunger strike for weeks and is dangerously ill. well at the same time tensions between russia and ukraine have
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been growing russia's foreign ministry accuses ukraine and nato of continuing military off preparations rather along its border bosco is warning it could lead to an escalation ukraine's president has invited putin to meet in donbass where ukrainian troops and russia back separatists have been fighting since 2014 care of claims rising tensions are moscow's decision to amass tens of thousands of troops on the border russia says it's just a military exercise but that 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 air borne troops army units attack helicopters smoke generators. jamming equipment reconnaissance drones and the
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military hospital and the e.u. and us 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 and 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 a long planned military drills also russia's prime planning to restrict access through that curch strait that is because 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 russia and ukraine that 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
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a very clear demonstration of russia's military capabilities in and around ukraine in crimea 2 years ago nearly a 1000000 syrians were forced to flee their homes in northern hammer and southern lived during a military assault by government and russian forces now rights groups say that homes and land being unlawfully confiscated and given to government supporters saying the holder has more. muhammad and his family used to live a comfortable life until a syrian and russian military offensive in northwest syria forced them to leave their home 2 years ago they moved further north to areas controlled by the opposition and lip muhammad is not only unable to return to his hometown in the hama countryside because of security concerns the government confiscated his land or the lock out ottoman illusion of a security committee and hama province decided not to allow what they called terrorists from returning to the lanes when government documents were issued
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formally confiscating my land along with the land of at least 100 others who they consider opponents imagine they also confiscated land belonging to my relatives as well this is why mohammad still hides his identity he fears for their punishment against those who stayed behind human rights groups say 44000 hectares of agricultural land have been unlawfully seized since the government captured northern hama and southern from the opposition the syrian government has not announced the option or reached out to the individual. they did not provide them with an opportunity to challenge the decision and did not provide the nation when they took over the land millions have been displaced from across the country in the 10 years of war and it's not the 1st time authorities have retrospectively punished their opponents existing laws make it hard for those who can't or won't return to government controlled territory to hold on to their properties. we can return to
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our homes because of the presence of this criminal regime i will try through human rights groups to legally challenge the regime god willing i'll get my land back in any way possible peacefully or even through war. the government has placed many refugees and internally displaced people on a list of what it calls terrorists to justify the land grabs in a move rights groups describe a systematic repression. for many it's not just about material losses bartik missiles i'll give you an example my father was killed in a regime jail when i used to visit his house i used to see his spirit every with his laughter his smile we lost our memories they also lost their only source of livelihood forced to leave their past behind them for their beirut. now football's controversial new european super league is on the brink of collapse all 6 english clubs have pulled out after a backlash from supporters players and politicians thousands of chelsea supporters
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protested outside the club stamford bridge stadium has been widespread condemnation of the breakaway super league featuring 12 of europe's biggest clubs since it was announced on sunday. u.k. prime minister barak's johnson has welcomed the decision by 6 english football clubs to pull out johnson called it the right result for fans clubs and communities across the country he emphasized the need to protect what he called britain's cherished national game. and let's take you through some of the stories we're following here now to syria now former police officer derek shore been has been found guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder for the killing of george floyd shore and is due to be sentenced in 8 weeks and faces up to 40 years in prison.


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