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in the markets, u.s. markets preparing for the same. we'll see you back here tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. have a great day. a british judge says vladimir putin probably approved the murder in london of alexander litvinenko. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also coming up, a rebel commander stands trial, accused of war crimes in uganda. anger rises in tunisia over a shortage of jobs pitting protestors against police. pregnant woman are treated in chairs in hospitals as the health crisis worsens in brazil.
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the murder of a former russian spy was probably carried out on orders from penalty vladimir putin. that's the verdict of the british inquiry into the death of alexander litvinenko. the u.k. government saying it will freeze the assets of the two russian accused of the murder. we have more on the story. >> the long awaited inquiry led investigators right to the very doors of the kremlin. the damns findings say the russian president vladimir putin himself probably approved of alexander litvinenko's murder because of a long standing feud. the killing was called a state sponsored assassination. >> i have concluded that there is a strong probability that
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when mr. lugovoy poisoned mr. i go litvinenko, he does so under the s.s.b. >> these former russian agents were responsible for poisoning alexander litvinenko with plutonium 210 in tea at this hotel. they say this was the second murder attempt. both call the allegations nonsense. speaking to the media, alexander litvinenko's wife said she was happy with the findings, urging the british government to punish russia with sanctions. >> i'm calling immediately for the exclusion from the u.k. of all russian intelligence operatives whether from the s.s.b. who murdered sasha or from other russian agencies
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based in the london embassy. i'm also calling for the imposition of targeted economy sanctions and travel bans against named individuals, including mr. putin. >> the british government will freeze the assets of those suspected of the killing. >> the conclusion that the russian state was probably involved in the murder of mr. litvinenko is deeply disturbing. >> it was a murder straight out of a cold war spy novel, the former russian agent litvinenko defected to the west to become a british citizen only to be hunted down and appraised on british soil by his former colleagues. there was antagonism bren litvinenko and putin back to the 1990's. the public inquiry has no legal base but could influence what
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the government does next. with putin's cooperation need when it comes to defeating isil in syria, a full blown diplomatic row is the last thing the government wants. nate barker, al jazeera, london. >> rory challands has more. >> the russian responses to this inquiry have concentrated on the accusation that britain has essentially politicized this whole affair. andre lugovoy said the inquiry is 19 sense and absurd and says once again shows london's anti russian position, using a skeleton in the closet to satisfactory political ambitions. the ministry of foreign affairs has hammered the politicization angle saying moscow had no expectation that london's record on litvinenko would all of a sudden become impartial, saying
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the whole process was flawed and biased from the start. they say after they thoroughly analyzed this document, they will list their own doiled review and regret this strictly criminal case has been politicized and darkened the general atmosphere of bilateral relations between the u.k. and russia. that's something that has been driven home as well in other sources, unnamed sources within the russian hierarchyive that this is going to have on relations between the two countries. they say there is no chance of the two being tray dated to london for criminal proceedings. appearing before the hague based court, judges have to decide whether there's enough
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evidence for him to stand trial. the atrocities he's accused of took place in northern uganda. we were there and smoke to community members who gathered to watch the court proceedings. >> dozen was people have gathered here at the primary school because of the massacre that happened here in 2004 which is accused of ordering. people are watching on t.v.'s and officials here answering questions. the proceedings are broadcast in english and most of the people here don't speak english, because their education was interrupted by the war. they only. he the local language so are not getting to fully understand what is going on until they get snippets of translations at the end of each segment. they say this community really suffered because of his actions.
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>> this general's 8-year-old granddaughter was shot as she ran for her life. at the time, it was a crowded camp for displaced people. rebel fighters from the lord's resistance army attacked. she said a bullet enters her cheek. she has had to eat by sucking her food ever since. >> he and his soldiers killed the people here. i was one of the victims. i want him to be given a death sentence. if he ever comes back, he will kill us all. >> an n.r.a. commander since the 1990s, he was brought to the international criminal court a year ago just after his surrender in the central african republic. the rebellion by started nearly three decades before. many say it was in response to atrocities commit by government forces. the rebels turned against the people they claimed to represent, inducting tens of
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thousands of children, forcing them to become fighters and sex slaves and porters. the population was forced into camps. thousands died of disease. gladys was in a camp when the n.r.a. attacked. >> this whole area was full of survivors and rebels came setting huts on fire, abducting people and killing others. there's a memorial here to those who died and prosecutor said dominic ordered the attack. >> we met one of his wives and their children. this family lived here until 2014 and said he was abducted by the n.r.a. on his way home. his wife said she was deducted age nine and then married to him. >> the two people i want to see before the i.c.c. are the l.r.a. leader joseph kony because he created the group and president the uganda because he failed to protect us.
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my parents and dominic's parents were killed. >> for many, justice has been slow. it's not absent. >> victims in northern uganda keep asking why only the l.r.a. is being prosecuted and why got the government. they cannot prosecute crimes retrospectively so only look at crimes after 2002 and that is where the challenge has been in prosecuting other actors. >> there's. >> rest in the pending trial because of what happened here. the court is now due to decide if there is enough evidence for the trial to go ahead. al jazeera, uganda. meanwhile, uganda is trying to cope with a refugee crisis, people coming over every day. many described how gunmen attack their vision, sometimes raping women. there is a violent power
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struggle. angry young people in tunisia demanding jobs are calling for more protests, accusing government leaders of turning their back on a region hit by poverty and unemployment. we have the latest. the message taken by the government were dismissed by people here saying they want to see some genuine deep reforms implemented not only quick fixes like saying that the government is ready to offer 5,000 job opportunities for the people. tension is mounting and hundreds of people converging on the main street of the city. it seems that this anti-government movement is building up across the country. we've seen rallies in support. people have said that they took to the streets in 2010 hoping for a democracy and better life.
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they are seeing some sense of democratic reforms, but their living conditions have not changed. this is why they are taking to the streets as they say they will continue their fight until their demand are met. an al jazeera journalist has gone missing in taiz. he was last seen wednesday evening and there's concern he may have been object deducted. al jazeera calls for his immediate release. human rights groups are condemn, inc. the kill of staff at a popular t.v. station in afghanistan as an attack on freedom of speech. the acting defense minister visited the injured from the suicide bomb explosion in kabul. seven people were killed when the bus taking the t.v. station employees home was hit. >> still ahead, desperate lives of syrian refugees struggling to make a living in turkey. plus: angry protestors demand
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elections in mole dove have a after the third foreign minister in less than a year is appointed.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. the top stories on al jazeera, a british junk says russian president vladimir putin probably ordered the killing of alexander litvinenko. the judge said two russian men poisoned the former spy on orders from moscow. fiv the first of five commas
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from uganda of the lord's resistance army to stand trial for war crimes. angry young people in tunisia demanding jobs call for more protest, accusing government leaders of turning their back on a region hilt by poverty and unemployment. turkey's prime minister said rush's military am pain is hindering efforts to end the war there. moscow's airstrikes should only be targets isil and not other groups opposing the government, he said. >> syrian regime and russian airplanes are attacking moderate opposition rather than daish.
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a large number of syrian refugees have made their way to turkey and struggle to adjust to their new lives. andrew simmons has the latest. >> it looks like a normal scene, kids in a concert, but behind the innocence in their faces, there's a tragic reality, every one of these children has lost their father, either missing or dead. they're from an orphanage here. more than 130 of them all ages, some of them very young, most of them go to turkish schools, some go to a nursery and this is really an example of success for syrian refugees in that they're being looked after, they're doing well in school many of them, but it has to be said that the vast majority of syrian refugees in turkey are not getting help. they are basically on their own, making their own way.
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they're very reliant on various promises that could come out of the euro deal where a deal also includes the promise of work permits. we went out to take a look at the prospects. >> it's a family business in a city where techs tiles of one of the main exports. five vacancies have just been filled, only turks could apply. that could soon change when syrian refugees get work permits. under the new plans, one in 10 in the workforce here could be syrian. the idea is to approve workers like this in a fast food cafe in northeastern syria. he was lucky enough to have a turkish sponsor to register the business. he's making enough to give his
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family a basic lifestyle but says the poverty suffered by the vast majority of syrians in turkey is appalling. he believes work permits could make others people like he does. >> i am against the idea of going to europe, because i'm waiting to go back to my open country. if we don't go back to defend it, who will? >> he is in a better position than most. in this area, nearly everyone is syrian and nearly everyone is desperate to improve on an extremely basic way of living. many rely on casual work to get by. estimates put the figure at around 400,000 doing mean yell work for around $200 a month. that is less than half the national minimum wage in turkey. opinion is divided about whether work permits conradically change things. >> there won't be problems
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mixing with turk. workers, but it's important that syrians have the documents, otherwise me won't get jobs. we would like everybody, turks and syrians to work and look after their families, but we are worried about employers who have a tendency to hire cheap syrian labor, rather than the local workforce, which could mean more turk iraq workers end up unemployment. >> this is a city like others in turkey where manufacturing industries have strong exports and economists are positive about the plan, saying providing there is a firm commitment to bring syrians into the workforce, it could mean they don't take the perilous journey across the aegean sea. >> it's not clear yet when these work permits will be rolled out. for now, charities like this one are doing their best to look after those in need, these
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children well looked after stand out, they are getting a good education and they have hopes for a future, even though so many of them don't even have citizenship. police in germany are continuing to raid bars and shops looking for suspects wanted for the new year's eve mass sexual assault. police were seen escorting several people after raised but have not confirmed whether anyone was arrested. several women were assaulted at the city center during celebrations. military leaders in pakistan say they have sufficient means toe identify the gunman after an attack that killed 21, including two professor at a school. the taliban said it is not behind the attack and blamed a splinter group which has claimed responsibility. we are at the university with an update. >> if you asked common citizens of approximate country whether they feel safe or not, they will
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tell you a big no. that is primarily because the security is always provided to the politicians and country's leadership. the people of this country are vulnerable, the education institutions are vulnerable and despite claims from the government that they have been able to enforce strict water tight security, you can see the evidence that the attackers were able to figure out this soft target. >> every day being a parent, i am worried and concerned about my own kids, when they are going to school and i'm always looking toward my phone that when there will be a call, god forbid, bad news from the school. >> it is virtually impossible to be able to give security to the level that is required.
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the big problem also emanates from the fact that the taliban, pakistan fighters are now finding sanctuary in afghanistan from where they can operate with impunity. they have logistic and economic support and above all also have local support within this province and across the country where they have facilitators. pakistan intelligence agencies and the military spokesman is saying that they had credible information. they were able to monitor the telephone calls of these attackers and they were all traced to afghanistan. tehran's constitutional watchdog disqualified most reform candidates from running in elections. analysts say it reflects conservative fierce. iran's parliamentary elections are set for the 26th of february. 285 seats are up for grabs.
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overseeing is the body historically dominated by ultra conservatives. it's reject candidates from all political candidates. only 30 of around 3,000 who applied have the green light to run. rouhani says the decisions are illegal amounted it's for the government to city who stands. >> parliament is a house of the people, not of a particular faction, a house of the people. religious minorities are represented in parliament, but what about a political faction in this country of seven to 10 million supporters? >> it's part of a long running fight for power in iran between the different political factions.
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>> most of the reforms were disqualified. even though now parliament -- there are still struggles for support inside iran. they are fighting for more power. hundreds of protestors have broken into hole dove have a's parliament after it appointed a new prime minister. they say phillip is part of an is establishment full of corruption scandals. >> protestors breakthrough police lines and force their way into parliament. police in gas masks and riot gear couldn't stop them. the protestors are angry that
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members of parliament approved the appointment of a new pro european prime minister. they say pavel phillip is part of a corrupt political elite. the protest inside parliament was the culmination of a day of demonstrations. earlier, thousands of people had gathered outside parliament to make their feelings known. >> we are not satisfied by the members of parliament or with how it is formed. they act as bandits. >> to form a government so quickly that will be responsible for our lives and destiny while seeing so many outside the doors and windows of parliament is a mockery. they humiliated us. >> in october last year, the governments was removed through a no confidence vote. it followed a corruption scandal, which involved $1 billion going missing from three banks.
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the amount represented about 8% of the country's budget. the newly appoint prime minister says moldova needs a stable government. >> i came here today with my team to take on a much more complex task to form a last chance government. maybe it sounds pathetic but that's what i felt when i was asked to take the responsibility of forming the cab knelt. >> the former soviet republic is one of the poorest countries in eastern europe and political turmoil is not helping to improve the lives of the people. a second patient in less than a week has fallen ill from ebola in sierra leone. the 38-year-old was related to another person who died last week. government leaders declared sierra leone free from the virus two months ago. the ebola epidemic has killed
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more than 11,000 people in west africa in the last two years. doctors in brazil declared an emergency, because of the spread of the mosquito borne virus zika, adding to the work load at already overstretched hospitals in several states. we have a report on how critically ill patients are turned away because of lack which beds and equipment. >> she has been pacing up and down for four hours since arriving at this clinic, still bleeding from an apparent miscarriage. >> we are human beings, not dogs. i'm here waiting and told there is no time to see the doctor be. >> the entrance and waiting room are full of women in labor who have yet to be admitted. >> i'm here with my daughter and they say there is no space
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available. i'm terrified. you see her there? she's suffering to give birth. what can we do? we have to go from one hospital to another by bus. >> we are told upstairs women in labor are undergoing cervical examinations in chairs because there are not enough beds and equipment or doctors to cope with demand. >> the orthopedic wing of another hospital looks as though it were in a warden. patients packed into corridors, many forced to wait for a week for emergency surgery. all over public hospitals and clinics are collapsing due to lack of funds. >> what you see here is the result of years of mismanagement and accumulated debt on the municipal and state levels compounded by the worst economic crisis in brass still in decades. it's a crisis impacting not only the public health sector here but in many of brazil's largest states, including rio de janeiro. >> a public health emergency has
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been declared in rio, where the state has run out of money to pay for doctors and nurses, and an epidemic of a new mosquito borne virus, zika has prompted a public health emergency which in fact already exited. >> there are doctors, but the state hasn't hired them. there's a deficit of rooms and resources. people need to protest to demand their rights. >> slashing spending in a deep recession, the federal government argues it can only provide limited emergency funding to the states to alleviate the crisis. back at the maternity ward, she can take no more. while others in less pain do their best to comfort her. clearly shaken themselves as they yell for a doctor, who did not arrive. al jazeera, brazil.
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