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this is news coming to you live from berlin. murder and manslaughter the former police officer is found guilty of murdering george ploy the u.s. president hails the verdict as a step forward in the fight against systemic racism we're going to update from minneapolis also coming up chad's army says present. fighting
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rebels in the country's north he was an ally of western states in the fight against extremism. what's his death means for the country and places far beyond. and we'll speak to one of australia's most famous rock stars environmentalist peter garrett will weigh in on global earth day and the challenges of climate change. plus is it game over for a proposed european super league 6 top football clubs walk away from the controversial project less than 72 hours after agreeing to join. fellow i'm terry martin good to have you with us minneapolis jury has found former police. derek show been guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of george
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floyd last year he was filmed killing floyd a black man by pressing his knee on floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes the murder sparked global outrage in protests against racism and police brutality people in minneapolis celebrated the verdict we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count one an intentional 2nd degree murder while committing a felony find the defendant guilty guilty guilty verdict to the words so many have been hoping and waiting for their guilty on all counts derek chauvin now a convicted murderer at the end of a tense 3 week trial. justice for george floyd what began as a rallying cry has become reality. thinks his crowds who had gathered at george floyd square the site where he was murdered were overcome by emotion.
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overwhelmed i am grateful and relieved so i'm i feel grounded i can feel my feet on the concrete i'm super grateful that this is the verdict and that we can now move to the next case. george floyd slow death has now been seen by millions. while attempting to arrest him last may show been pinned to handcuff floyd to the ground kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes 29 seconds. i can't breathe were some of his final words. floyd's killing on lease one of the biggest waves of protests in u.s. history against systemic racism and police brutality. president joe biden hailed the decision as an important step toward police reform. it was a murder in full light of day and to rip the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the vice president just referred to there are systemic
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raises the stakes day in our nation's soul but it's not enough we can't stop here in order to live a real change reform we kid and we must do more to reduce the likelihood that tragedy like this will ever happen kurgan. chauvin handcuffed and led away will be sentenced 8 weeks from now he could be facing decades in prison. order. let's go live now to minneapolis sense speak to d.w. correspondent stephanie siemens who's at the area known as george floyd square step in tell us more about how this verdict is going down with the american people. well the american people speaking for the entire nation i would say it's going down really well i don't think there's any at least. in the african-american or in the black community anywhere in the united states in all the metropolitan areas l.a.
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new york chicago washington d.c. miami atlanta minneapolis of course anybody or not many people who would say this was not a great day a day they were longing for a day which brought them justice and joy because also the verdicts issued by the jury within 10 hours spread over 2 days 4 hours in the 1st day 6 hours in the last in the 2nd day and there was the verdict then off and on all counts guilty for derek show and for the murder of george floyd right here right behind me this is where this is happened that's why this place is called george floyd square and claimed by this community by the way they said this was a normal intersection here this will never be a normal intersection again. this was a politically charged trial obviously a what's the reaction from the biden and ministration. well
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the president addressed the nation actually held a speech and he said a very significant thing he says like with all the joy today and the right people have the right to be happy about. the feeling they have about the feeling that justice was served this can only be the beginning or this could be and should be the beginning for a really transformational change for change in the justice system in many more in law enforcement agencies where we're injustice and inequality. so at least claimed by many many many in the black community in the african-american iran's rampant where there has to be change and this could be the beginning for this so i think the by the ministration let alone from the national security point of view here was quite could have had happened if the verdict wouldn't have been the one we saw they are very happy with the outcome here many
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people are going to be looking for real police reform in the wake of this trial what sort of expectations are there surrounding and how realistic is it to expect sweeping reforms of policing in the u.s. . this is a really hard question really complex in a nutshell i think there is no going back and i think that politicians as well as senior police leadership in many many many jurisdictions and in many many police departments do understand that there is no way going back to how things work accountability for police is an entirely new chapter right now after these for which there needs to be reform the senate on the federal level will work and is working on substantial police were for example to ban the chokeholds which is still legal. and so on and so yes this is needed everybody understands it and it will
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happen so thank you very much that was our course punished in minneapolis. because up on some of the other stories making headlines around the world today ukraine's leader has challenged russian president vladimir putin to meet him in ukraine's war torn east to discuss ending the conflict there. also urged her ukraine's western backers to signal that they are willing to support kiev in its standoff with russia. 4 people have been injured in a suicide bombing that targeted a convoy of government security forces in afghanistan's capital kabul a spokesman said civilians and security personnel were among the wounded in the capital no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. chad's army says that the country's president idriss deby has done just a day after he won elections securing him a 6th term in office troops have been deployed to the streets of the capital to
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mena air and land borders are closed until further notice and a curfew is in place devi was reportedly killed as he led his troops in a frontline battle against rebels in the north of the country. davies son has been named as interim head of state but the rebels have rejected that transition and are vowing to march on the capital. residents of chad reacted with this belief to the televised announcement of president death. chad be it no as he did every time when the republic's institutions with seriously threatened took to he really cleaned in a combat operation against terrorists who had come from libya. he was injured in the engagement and died after being brought back to.
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the news came just hours after he was declared the winner of the country's presidential election on april 11th. that would have been the long term leader's 6th term in office but. it's sad news. that the people in the presidential election took place calmly. and just a day after they announced his when they announced his death. row whatever this news is very surprising. tough to take on a human level it is touching the water but there are rumors that the information disseminated by the transition council is false though. it was a hoax. it is not known why debbie would have visited the frontline or participated in the clashes the exact circumstances of his death remain unclear and
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some observers question the military's narrative. following the announcement the military council deployed the army around the capital and imposed a curfew it also just saw the country's government and parliament and name debbie's 38 year old son as transitional leader he heads the elite presidential guard that oversaw his father's security. debbie was among the world's longest serving leaders the herders son took the classic path to power through the army in 1990 his rebel forces overthrew the then president in a coup. during his 30 year rule he became a key ally of the west and supplied weaponry and soldiers to the anti jihadist campaign in this a whole region his unexpected death could spell the beginning of a new period of uncertainty in the deeply troubled region. a
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spriggan breed brody here his council spokesperson for human rights watch and joins us from barcelona thanks for being with us mr brody 1st of all interest david rohl chad for more than 3 decades how would you describe his legacy. well i would say act charitably it's a mixed legacy of course teachers debbie came to power by defeating his predecessor his'n hargrave who was probably the most certainly the most brutal of chad's leaders who committed crimes against humanity and who was recently convicted actually by a court in senegal for massive crimes including sexual slavery murder torture and he just i became in promising chaddy liberty and he established a truth commission one of the 1st in africa to look at the crimes of his predecessors became very clear that he was going to use the same tactics
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and he brought back many of operate people and he became more and more autocratic i mean he never reached that level of brutality and he always maintained a semblance of constitutional rule there were elections there were opposition parties there was opposition press. but these elections more and more became mere formalities. and there was a human rights abuses arbitrary detention and probably most of all corruption. during the just debbie's time in power. it was discovered in the south of chad and began to flow through through camera and got oil money was used to to support the elite of his country. ok what do you expect to happen in. with the death of its leader he'd been in place for 3 decades as we mentioned what
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are the prospects for achieving stability in chad at this point. well of course that's what that's the thing that chad offered stability i mean this is a a very volatile region you've got libya falling apart above you've got sudan which broke in half you've got a war in central african republic you've got. nigeria so what you just have been offered was stability. and that's why for 3 decades the west supported interest debbi just as big and supported his son hybrid before him i think now. we don't know i mean i'm very worried today for the situation in chad itself i mean on the one hand the rebels i don't think that will happen but the rebels could win and they could be worse than. many
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of them are tied to his harbor if they come from that small ethnic group and they could start taking revenge on on. me. and also the other possibility is that the government will take advantage of this chaos as they did in 2008 with rebels marched into it you may not and were turned back to take advantage of this situation to attack and disappear political opponents so it's a very scary period right now inside of chad it's a pretty thank you very much for your insights that was reed brody council a spokesperson for human rights watch your. now to india where authorities are scrambling to supply enough medical oxygen the latest wave of coronavirus infection stretches hospitals to breaking point the country logged nearly 300000 new cases of the virus in the last 24 hours
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certainty is such that many people are camping out in front of hospitals where their loved ones are being treated. reports. deserted. looks just like it did in 2020 at the beginning of india's harsh. except now. the daily beast mode is much worse. the national capital has been put on a 6 day lock down and silence again. just over the hospital is a different story even while it is stretched to capacity patients continue to be. admitted here to camp out right outside the hospital they prefer to be closed. instead of traveling. these women have spent the last few days together they met on
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saturday when their husbands would admitted with. the dubious set out at 9 am looking for help off to be away from tree hospital she finally found a bed for her husband 18 hours later. told he's only 33 and even someone like him developed such symptoms so suddenly that we thought he. saw someone with preexisting conditions will be much worse off. than could not get the dialysis he needed because he had called the symptoms. she struggled to find a hospital. down out of bread. really not busy i'm not worried about myself i just want my husband to be well like he was i don't want anything more i have nobody other than him and my 2 children doing. what men are doing better now
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getting admission to a hospital is all the deal with tree during this sojourn cases in the area funded importing over 200000 care for every day several states and aborting a shortage in hospital beds oxygen and even medicine it's probably the worst had to be in the country the delhi government is now converting stadiums and schools like this one into covert facilities to combat the shortage of beds each of the 125 beds in this government school will be supplied with oxygen 1500 more beds are planned doctors here tell us that these are not for intensive care the hope is that if patients who are stable can be shifted off for observation and monitoring critical care beds in hospitals can be freed up struggling to believe still is trying very hard to maintain the pace with the infection is the speed of the street and by this
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lockdown i can pull the plan is to control the speed of it so that the infrastructure of the health care facility can match up with the mill and the load is clearly immense this 1500 bed hospital is full yet this man suffering from breathlessness needs help he's asked to wait. in delhi's fight to help people like him the next few days off log down. may be critical. and. while joins us now from delhi where we heard in that report there that hospitals have reached capacity indeed are overflowing with coated patients what's being done to relieve that situation what sort of scenario are we looking at if infections in india continue to surge. shops i can get a sense especially dense media if i speak about this 16 knockdown that it's
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got beyond even wrap up has not stopped it this is what the minister of the state said it is being and not that long and it has been 1st time they imply that it cannot be thousands of new. and even utilised beds so i'm going to watch him be back which was you know and also the life of oxygen but of course the fact of this not only. david what did over 20000 people yesterday just last evening just simply had only a few oz left they have still they have since then to see some light but it looks like day to be firefighting the city the national naturalist and of the country desperately needs to come down to be able to fight this. and we should thank you very much that was. in delhi.
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restore our earth that's the slogan for global earth day which is observed every year on april 22nd what began as a student movement in the united states is now marked in more than $150.00 countries worldwide since the start of industrialization the planet has heated up by one degree it could be over 2 degrees warmer by the end of the century world leaders are set to discuss the dramatic told that climate change is taking. and here to talk with us at least virtually about earth day is peter garrett season and fire metal activist and former politician he was australian environment minister from 2007 to 2010 but he's probably best known globally for this.
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miscarriage thanks for being with us 1st of all you've been campaigning for environmental justice in australia for decades through your all kinds of work including what we just saw have you seen much of an impact of that campaigning. we have and different times you have turned 3 as the other parts of the world you see the citizens movement as you say some political parties take up of course but at least here in a strange regrettably we have a center right party in thrall to other colleagues 3 and the resources industry and that was standing the sort of things that sells and midnight colors that don't pollute in public and government doesn't show any signs of tiredness issue as
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seriously as it needs to so not taking it seriously enough because of you say the cons the conflict with the economic interest but would you say that australian leaders have it least accepted the reality of the climate emergency. seem to politics and let politics yes and said a rotten lot of politics but we don't know what your viewers sometimes not even yet . and those that do it's a grudge he said which essentially school. and extremely ip dangerous and negligent you put about by resource intensive industries including under the rules the industry especially chemical industry that if there is a problem. and shouldn't overreact and we've got one of the only thing that upsets the apple cart. many young environmental activists present turn bird
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members of the products for a futures movement for example they accuse older generations of not doing enough by standing by and watching the world burn are they right. and so myself. i mean i mean how many of you should study each only spirit issue because i feel so strongly about it i was lucky enough to be in the equivalent of a social democratic government that actually. seriously introduced a price on carbon but many solar panels on the roof did all that means you know and it should be done and you can see our political opponents and wind the clock back but at the same time middle class communities particularly in developed countries like australia and i watch the power of the pulse of the world have tended to expect that the problem could be solved on the by experts oh by the political process until now you have country that hasn't proved to be kind so yes as
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a generation baby boomers did some culpability it's time for us all we can to recognize that the future for have kids on the planet literally is this night mr garrett thank you very much for joining us today that was australian musician and activist peter garrett. football at the brand new european super league that was announced on sunday well it's crumbled all 6 english clubs have abandoned the plans to join a breakaway league only a handful of spanish and italian clubs remain and ball. chelsea fans hearing that their club had backed out of the super league. many would agree with their we saved football chant the stunning backlash to the super league had worked to reverse an attempted radical shift in the european power structure inside the stadium players for brighton chelsea's opponents on tuesday
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night showed what they thought of chelsea's earlier super league ambitions. u.k. prime minister boris johnson celebrated the withdrawals posting on twitter that the decision to pull out is absolutely the right one yet it is hoped that the other founding members of the super league would follow. to the end they did egged on by fans old and young tied to the tradition of the beautiful game all 6 of the powerful english clubs had pulled out of the super league 48 hours after it had been announced. the death knell may have come monday evening in spain when real madrid chairman also the chairman of the super league florentino perez said this. what we want to do is say football so that he can live peacefully for at least the next 20 years without stress and without having to say 200000000 euros have been
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lost the situation is very dramatic as well that i think we are the future and this guy is younger audience you know kind of people my dad and people that come before me done a great job to get in position that aids virus is out of the dinosaur things i can speak on my behalf. super league clubs learning a lesson that it's never a good look to have fans coaches and players rooting against club bosses and owners . you're watching t w news i'm terry marshall thanks for being with us. me
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under pressure from international sanctions the military allowed elections and the introduction of what it called.

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