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ah ah. ready a german court sentence is a former syrian intelligence officer to life in prison in the 1st have a conviction of official torture and mass murder in syria's rule. ah, hello. busy i'm adrian finnegan. this is al jazeera live from doha, also coming up britain's prince. andrew is stripped of his royal and military titles by his mother, queen elizabeth the 2nd. as he faces a civil trial of the u. s. for sex abuse the assassin of
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u. s. presidential candidate robert kennedy is to might parole by california as governor and poland. foreign minister says the risk of war in europe is at its highest a 30 years due to the crisis between russia and ukraine. ah, the former syrian colonel has been jailed for life in germany for torture, murder during serious civil war and what are slam as the fust syrian state official to be convicted for such crimes. he held a top position in a prison where detainees were tortured and killed before seeking asylum in germany . in 2014, dominic came reports from berlin. 10 years ago. unwashed osland was a senior officer in the syrian government forces. now the former colonel is starting a life sentence for crimes against humanity convicted by a german court of multiple counts of murder, torture,
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and sexual violence. all carried out during his time in charge of the al hattie by prison, near damascus. dahlia collector, i untied us is the defendant was a part of assistant. at his instigation, thousands of civilians were greatly tortured. he is also responsible for the murder of at least 27 painful the evidence we put forward proved fat unambiguously pursuing ruslan defected to the syrian opposition in 2012 before eventually coming to germany. 2 years later, where he was granted asylum, it was only in 2018 that police began checking out his story. when they realized the extent of his crimes, they decided to prosecute. in bringing this case, the german authorities have invoked the principle of universal jurisdiction. effectively saying that some crimes are so serious that it doesn't matter where they take place, nor does it matter that the victims and perpetrators on not german. what matters is that justice be done. outside the court on thursday,
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relatives of those killed in syria gave their reaction to the verdict, yet they haven't shunned us ever that, you know, we were actually expecting this verdict and were of course, hoping that this would be the word it. of course, this doesn't bring back our loved ones and doesn't get our loved ones out of prison . we have to keep talking about it and keep reminding the world that there are still a lot of people in syrian prisons and math in on the human rights. campaigners welcome the sentence. i think it's quite okay for their survivors. there's syrian how are affected this crime. so i hope that he said these symptoms and despair that will be as strong pays for her future war. and wireless lan was not the 1st form, a member of the syrian government forces to be jailed in germany. and if the government here continues its prosecuting drive against those suspects of war crimes, there, he seems. unlikely to be the last dominant cane al jazeera berlin,
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britain's prince. andrew has been stripped of all military titles and pattern patronage is. it comes just a day after a judge of the u. s. rule that a civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse can continue. virginia. jeffrey, pictured here alongside the prince, says that she was forced to have sex with him and other men. when she was 17 years old. the palace as the prince, andrew will defend the case as a private citizen. jenny bond as a u. k. royal commentator, she says the prince, andrew, his reputation were recover whatever the outcome of the trial what we're seeing here is the institution of monarchy acting quite quickly, quite ruthlessly. one might say, certainly, brutally to protect itself. the queen decided that enough was enough last few weeks it months of been dominated by lyric headlines about the duke of york. all the
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other work. the members of the royal family doing seems not to get a noticed am and it could not go on any longer. so she moved to protect the monarchy by doing something which they hard journey mother to do, which is permanently sac and publicly humiliate her son. this is going to rumble on and on. and the duke may have to give quite embarrassing evidence, maybe submit himself to what probably now submit himself to 7 hours of a detail legal cross examination. and i just think that the queen felt that and, and the duke of cambridge and the, and prince charles, all of the key members of the monarchy, felt that they had to protect the institution and cut andrew loose. his patronage is and his military titles are all being handed out at mediately to other members of the family. it couldn't go on because the military themselves were making very loud noises about how they didn't want. this is toxic person to be their honory,
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colonel in chief, a 150 a veterans military veterans wrote to the queen herself and said, we don't want him any more. you must strip him. and i think that forced the queen's hand and know there is no coming back for the duke is going to continue to defend himself as a private citizen. that isn't really wash with me. i don't think it'll wash with the public either. he remains a member of the rope and he remains the queen's son. and i think they're hoping that the institution won't be tainted by his toxicity. but nevertheless, they, the case is going to get an enormous publicity. he protests his innocent, he may well be in. but i'm afraid his reputation is shredded. lou the u. s. supreme court has blocked the bite administration's vaccine or testing mandate for large companies. the plan would have forced to route $80000000.00 americans to get
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the corona virus jab all, take regular tests. if they work for a company with more than $100.00 employees, the court voted $6.00 to $3.00 against the mandate saying that it's an improper imposition on the lives and health of those affected. but they've ruled that health care workers can be mandated to get the job that makes is a legal requirement for more than 10000000 people in the sector rulings came as president biden announced that more military medical personnel will be deployed to staff hospitals. our white house correspondent, kimberly health reports. i know we're all frustrated as we enter this new year. overwhelmed by a record number of i'm a crime infections. us president joe biden announced he was deploying more military medical team to at least 6 states. it's a surge bite and blames on the millions in the u. s. still and vaccinated right now,
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both vaccinated unvaccinated people are tested positive. but what happens after that could not be more different. public health officials report the majority of us hospitalizations and deaths remain among the on vaccinated to help control the i'm a crohn very and spread by then has announced a new plan to distribute mass nationwide. next week will announce, well now is how, where i'm making high quality mask available to american people. the american people for free last month, the white house also announced it was ordering 500000000 co with 900 test on thursday by didn't announce his administration was doubling that number. but as for when americans could receive those tests, his vice president, common harris, couldn't say shortly though they're going to go out really, we've been ordered, they've been ordered. we have to look at the current information, i think is going to be by next week. but soon, absolutely, the lack of availability has led to widespread frustration with the biden harris
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administration's response, especially when last month, the president ward, he expected a high number of cobra infections. we are looking at a winter of severe illness and americans were asking why more wasn't done sooner. one analyst points out america's unique system hampers. the response so much of the us health care system is outside of the federal government. it is privatized. it is for profit, so having the government coordinate everything is, is quite difficult. the 1st batch of ad home covered tests are expected to be distributed by the end of the month. i'm friday details of how americans can access those tasks through a new government website. are expected to be made public. kimberly, how can al jazeera washington, britain's prime minister faces a growing backlash from members of his own party. a day after admitting that he did
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attend a garden drinks party in the middle of the 2020 lockdown. a number of conservative m. p 's are now openly calling for boris johnston's resignation. police though say that they weren't been investigation unless a government inquiry suggests that there was criminal behavior. leave barker reports from london. the rhythms of normal life are returning to the british capital, fewer masks or tourists. not so in may 2020. when the country was under a strict lock down the city, silent. yet behind the doors of 10 downing street around 50 staff were enjoying drinks in a sunny garden. mister speaker, i want to apologize. an hour of judgment. boys thompson told parliament on wednesday. he thought the gathering was a work of ent. he said, falling within government guidelines this after initially denying anything, had taken place. a complete her explanation however, has enraged and peas and irked the british public and resign. you can't
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lead and not lead by example. and if you do your fraud, i don't think very after confidence. so the bulk of the british paper animal and therefore i would say istation. hm. but it probably doesn't break the rules about who i think i suppose. you know, i don't, i don't know. it's time for him to go. we will do about job. who would do a better job, but it could be his own party that does johnson the most damage. several conservative em piece of broken ranks and urged him to resign with one m p calling him a dead man walking members of his cabinet, meanwhile, have rallied around him. he could feel, i think, his, his frustration and his air is a very heartfelt apologies to those in a so many, all of us you lived through the very challenging looked animals that we had to bring in. the majority of conservative m. p. 's though, are quiet, waiting for the results of the inquiry,
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waiting to to hear what their constituents have to say. if public hunger continues to grow, those i'm piece may have little choice, but to table letters of no confidence in bars, johnson 54 letters would trigger a leadership challenge. meanwhile, boys johnson's reportedly doing everything he can behind the scenes to convince m. p. 's, he's done nothing wrong in parliament on thursday. the focus was back on the government's achievement in handling the pandemic with an announcement that the covert isolation period can now be cut races. after reviewing all of the evidence, we've made the decision to reduce the minimum self isolation period to 5 full days in england. this country is leading the world in learning to live with code. but with opinion polls putting the opposition labor party 10 points ahead of the conservatives. for the 1st time in a decade, there were fee, as johnson's now more of a liability than a leader. and he fall couches era,
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london, india has reported its highest number of coven 19 cases since may last year. almost 250000 infections were recorded on wednesday. it follows a global trend where cases are surging as a result of the omicron variant, but hospital admissions and deaths. a lower that in previous waves. more than 100 1000000 cove at 19 vaccines were rejected by poorer nations in december. unicef says it's because the vaccine supplied through the kovacs program or close to their expiry dates, countries have been forced to delay receiving supplies due to insufficient storage facilities. a weather update. max here on al jazeera, then anti military demonstrations demonstrators. ah ensued donna refusing to back down. we'll have a report from the capital cartoon. i will tell you why public transport workers in lebanon of walked off the job. ah,
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ah, look forward to brighter skies. the weather sponsored my cattle a ways. hello, we got yet more so in the forecast for japan over the next couple of days, i'm afraid we're keeping that key mausoleum northwesterly, wind rolling in across the sea of japan. i see effects, no setting in once again. then as we go through much of friday, come saturday, things will quiet and dam, make the most of that. that doesn't look too bad at all. it should be largely dry. still a few winfrey flowers there across western path of hon shoe, much dry, therefore ha, kinder than the next system. thus making its way out of the northeast of china for the korean peninsula. come next week. we will see further bands of snow as can be erased. now he waken, by the end of the week, some parts could see another meter of snow on what broad is seen recently for charter herself. not too bad lassie. dry southern parts will still see some showers
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and it sunshiny showers across sir se, asia as per usual, some heavier ones. now just setting in heading towards southern parts of the philippines. northern areas of bir, borneo seeing some wet weather majority. the showers lingering there across a good part of indonesia, more showers to winter eastern parts of india, but it will quiet down as we go on through the next couple of days. the system is now moving out into the open waters of bourbon, gall and dry behind. ah, the weather sponsored by katara always living in a. rosanne is a risk not worth taking for most but for a 10 year old boy. there is nowhere else to go. in the absence of his parents, his grandmother dedicates herself to his upbringing, never knowing whether the next explosion, who echo one step closer to the place they call home the distant barking of dogs,
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or witness documentary on al jazeera. ah ah, again, this is al jazeera, let's remind you of the main news. the south, a full assyrian cuddle has been jailed for life in germany, for torture and murder during serious civil war. iceland as the 1st syrian state official to be convicted for such crimes. he moved to germany as my son, m. c. in 2014 britons, prince. andrew has been stripped of his military titles and can no longer cool himself. his royal highness, as he prepares to face a civil sex abuse trial in new york. the u. s. supreme court has blocked the federal vaccine or testing mandate for large companies. the plan would have forced
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millions of people to get the cove at 19 jap will take regular tests if they worked for a company. with more than $100.00 employees. the governor of california gavin newson has denied parole to the man convicted of the assassination of u. s. presidential candidate robert kennedy. so hon. so hon. a palestinian refugee has been serving a life sentence for the 1968, killing robert kennedy's murder came just 5 years after his brother, president john f kennedy was killed in texas, lived out to los angeles. i'll just say this will reynolds is that for us, robert kennedy was killed in los angeles. of course, rob tell us more about the governance decision. well, adrian, i have to say that for some americans, many americans who were alive in 1968 the memory of the assassination of robert f. kennedy still brings up feelings of grief afforded hopes and lost possibilities.
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kennedy was just 5042, excuse me, just 42 years old. when he was gone down in the ambassador hotel kitchen. here in los angeles, sir on sir hon, was apprehended immediately at the scene. after allegedly firing a bullet into kennedy's head, kennedy died a short time. later in his statement today, the governor of california gavin knew some said the assassination of robert of kennedy was one of the most notorious crimes of the 21st century and expressed his view that despite sir hans age is now 77 years old. he still represents a significant threat to the public welfare, the parole hearing for sir hans or han in august resulted in a recommendation that he be released with the parole board members saying he's
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shown some remorse, but new some who is a personal admirer of robert of kennedy and his legacy has the final say on that. so he put an end to, to those possibilities that, that sir haunts or how could be released. kennedy, as you know, was running for the democratic presidential campaign, a presidential nomination at the time. he had just celebrated his victory in the california primary and was looking forward to going onto the convention in chicago, but that was not to be adrian out. here as rob reynolds reporting live from los angeles, wrote many thanks. indeed, the founder of a far right militia group has been charged with seditious conspiracy. over the storming of the u. s. capital by donald trump. supporters. last year the prosecutor say that 56 year old stuart roads lead the oath keepers group to washington d. c. last year to try to stop the certification of joe biden selection victory,
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10 others have also been charged. security forces in sudan of shot and killed a protest, hours after a senior military official was killed during a demonstration. in cartoon, t gas was fired to protest as a thousands took to the streets against october's military coup. al jazeera, his morgan reports from car to the so called resistance committees, incident capital had to have led the calls for a peaceful protest to continue. and on thursday, support. those were back on the street the un mission and put them launched an initiative earlier this week. in an attempt to break the country's political deadlock, but the recall has so far not been good with me and we reject you an initiative that sets the pos for a base of compromise and negotiation with the military, which we refused to have in power because they came up to rec, who the military should be removed from tower and then will reach out to the various parties and come up with a way to form
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a complete civilian government. but for now, we can not negotiate with the military. a deal in november between the military and prime minister, abdullah ham doke failed to appease political parties or the protest movement. ham doke eventually resigned earlier this month when the in mobile, that i and the without the one with the header. we want to complete the civilian role. that's been the goal of this revolution since 2019, for 30 years, people have been living under an oppressive state. and the revolution that started was for a civilian government. we want the army out in this latest protest, tear gas and stung grenades were fired. the use of life emulation by security forces was also reported. at least 2 deaths were reported, including the death of a senior police officer, medics. the several protesters were also injured. protest organizers they, they'll only sit down to discuss the dance future when the military leaves the political scene and his office streets, they appear united and thought contrast the political parties which are divided on
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whether to accept the you and effort and that ending. but deadlock are rejected. the violence seen in this latest protest and death of a senior security official could delay any further diplomatic attempts to end the crisis. he bought morgan al jazeera horton, russian lad forces center kazakhstan, begun to return home. they were deployed after days of violence and several cities, at least $160.00 people were killed during anti government protests. and $10000.00 more rounded up and attained robin for ashley walker report. oh, after just a week in kazakhstan and bailey, a shot fired in anger, the russian led military force of around 2000 troops is on its way home. it's role protecting power stations and other infrastructure seemed as symbolic as the parade ceremony mocking its departure. like it all depended on the peacekeeping mission of
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assisting the brother people of kazakhstan has been successfully completed. so now, do you ever use bullshit? observers believe the c s t o 's mission was actually to show that president kasim jermarta archive had russian backing. this deployment was very much at the request of because externally government, the president took care of and clearly he needed this force to stabilize his own internal situation. once that was stabilized, once they understood that his own domestic forces would remain loyal. then the c s t o deployment was no longer needed in the city of al marty, where the troops were earlier deployed. what the authorities describe as an official terrorist threat remains. anti government protests had led to the worst violence in catholic stones, modern history. more than a 160 people died, including peaceful protesters and police officers around 12000 people have been
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detained. friends and relatives are anxiously waiting for news. no more do. without my friend, i can even call him a brother. zahn does not keep of which was detained on january. 4th, he was firstly held at the district office of internal affairs. like then they told us he was in an internal affairs department since january 6. we've been here and we don't know whether he's a life or not activist say those detained aren't being provided with their rights. if you are on that additional, misty to ne, neither lawyers or relatives, no one's allowed inside. lawyers should be present during interrogations. the checkpoints block the access for lawyers and relatives to see what's going on in there. we don't even have a list of the detainees of greg e. oh, that's not in to with the c s t o is note of mission accomplished. foreign troops are on their way out, but much remains to be resolved in kazakhstan. robin 1st year walker al jazeera
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holland says the talks to diffuse. the crisis in easton ukraine have yet to reach any breakthrough. russian troops have been gathering near the border, racing fears of an invasion dawson jabari reports from moscow. his is what russia says is within its sovereign right to do hold military drills in the southwestern region, neighboring ukraine. yeah, yeah. these drills were held on wednesday, as representatives of russia and nato met in brussels for talks of security. the 1st in nearly 3 years. since late last year, the west has been concerned by russia building up a force of nearly 100000 soldiers near ukraine, demanding that washington pledge never to let you crane joined a 30 member of military alliance or expanded eastwards, appoint the united states, refuses to accept and at the opening session of the world's biggest security
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conference, the organization for security and cooperation in europe. a star warning from the incoming chairman, the risk of war in v o. c area is now greater than ever before. in the last 30 years for several weeks, would have been phased to have a possibility of emergent american, an escalation in eastern europe. while the polish foreign minister went on to warn the attentions could up end the post cold war order on the continent. moscow continues to maintain, it has no intention of attacking ukraine. after the borrowed schnell would get killed was put in you much. we should abandon a vicious cycle of treating russia as the enemy. we propose mechanism of agreement, consultation, et cetera. our written ideas for the americans site and for the nato alliance are aimed at preventing the scenario through diplomacy, consultations, and not through raising 2 inches and the use of military instruments diploma at you
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. this follows high level talks between nato and russia and brussels on wednesday, where the 2 sides clearly did not have a positive outcome. after a 4 hour meeting, president lot of folks person has called this, we've talked unsuccessful. the criminal says that if the united states were to impose sanctions on president food and it would be comparable to severing ties with russia, it is now clear that dialogue and diplomacy have not bridge the gap between moscow in the west, but rather highlighted their unresolved differences sources avari al jazeera moscow, and a 2 year old palestinian american, who died after being detained and beaten by his ready soldiers, has been buried in the occupied west bank. oh, my son was arrested after visiting a relative near the city of romana state. accomplice asked israel clarification, public transport workers in lebanon are on strike. drive isn't been blocking roads across the capital bay roof. they're angry over increasing fuel prices and
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a sharp devalue ation in the currency. so in a hot report, they tried to paralyze the country, public transport workers blocked roads across lebanon, and the hope the authorities will improve their living conditions. and international increase in fuel costs is adding pressure to their financial challenges. but it's the rapid depreciation of the local currency that may petrol unaffordable for many is the phone a lot going on as we demand, they fix the dollar rates, so we can live, we can survive with the fuel prices. we can't feed our children, we are in pain, lebanon inflation has reached triple digits, and is among the highest in the world that lead to fuel consumption, falling by nearly half as many people are no longer able to afford using their cars, filling them with fuel costs more than their monthly minimum wage that's now worth $20.00 us dollars. he kinda went to work is cheaper than using my car,
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but i still have to pay one ford of my salary for transportation. a few months ago, they nearly bankrupt, the government lifted subsidies on fuel because of a lack of foreign reserves and public transport costs increased by 400 percent. now, i know people who walk in for kilometers because they can't afford to pay for the ride. everything is too expensive. the economic crisis is likely to worse than as politicians blame for years of corruption. don't have a recovery plan needed to unlock international financial aid. much. i'm going to talk, we have to beg for money to survive. we are dying slowly. the situation is drastic . many people are also struggling with power outages, lasting 22 hours a day because the state can't afford to buy enough fuel. i pay 1600000 mirrors for private electricity. that is more than an average salary. what about the other bills? food inflation in lebanon is among the highest in the world. most people 11 on,
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are paid in the local currency at the official exchange rates of $1500.00 lead to the us dollar. but the prices of goods and commodities are based on a power low market rates. that's no more than 30000 lire. doesn't seem to be a clear way out of the crisis. the government hasn't convened in 3 months because a political infighting. all the while desperation among many is increasing. and what was once a middle class country that they're elisha zita, beirut. ah, it is good to have with us. hello, adrian, sitting here and oh, how the headlines and i was 0. a full assyrian colonel has been jailed for life in germany, of torture and murder during serious civil war on la salon as the 1st syrian state official to be convicted to such crimes. he moved to germany.

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