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5 men sentenced to death for the brutal murder of jamal but the u.n. investigator calls the trial a mockery of justice. you're watching all jazeera live from the headquarters here and also coming up. the battle for syria's lost rebel held province reaches a critical point as the u.n. raises the alarm about the scale of civilian suffering. the balsa boeing is forced out after a disastrous year a fatal crash and doubts about its 737 max. india's
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main opposition party steps up the pressure on the prime minister narendra modi over that huge citizenship law that's divided the country. top story is being called a mockery and anything but justice the end results of a saudi trial into the killing of the germans jamal. has brought criticism from the u.n. special investigator and condemnation from human rights groups 5 people have been sentenced to death but the right densities have not been revealed after the closed door trial in riyadh it's clear the former royal aides qahtani widely suspected of being a ringleader and mohamed el who was the saudi consul general in istanbul where the washington post columnist was murdered the former deputy intelligence chief. was released for insufficient evidence 3 other people received jail terms totaling 24
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years the kingdom has denied any links to the hit squad killing but some of the team work for the saudi crown prince. help us more. 14 months after jamal khashoggi was last seen walking into the saudi consulate in istanbul where his fiance ha t.j. genghis waited for hours before calling for help a saudi court has issued a verdict us dr lynne malcolm outages a video of the criminal court in riyadh has issued a preliminary sentence against 11 of the accused individuals and it is as follows the death penalty for 5 and they are those who directed but dissipated in his killing may he rest in peace. but senior saudis with close connections to the royal court have been cleared the court ruled there was no proven involvement of saudi tani in the murder he was advisor to crown prince mohammed bin some on before his sacking soon after killing the turkish chief prosecutor's office in istanbul filed
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a warrant for khatami's arrest a year ago in june the un special investigator agnes callum ard said intelligence agents had identified qahtani as a hit squad ringleader i have and sees to it that the killing of mr question ease a state killing it is not a killing by rober official or so as the country of the government continue to do to pretend at least under international human rights slow and she urged the world to sanction the crown prince and his assets until he could prove his innocence that hasn't happened. exoneration to her former consul general mohammed all otay be who showed journalists around the consulate in istanbul also cleared middle of siri the kingdom's former deputy intelligence chief started throwing a plan to vote others the journalism watchdog reporters without borders says justice has been trampled why their mom had been solomonic he was in contact with
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out on call pani just before and after the murder of her my live show she this is what the cia based in part it's this edition that that molly been film on was very high probability responsible for ordering the killing so yeah lots and lots of questions this verdict will do nothing to quell those questions and it raises many many more questions there is no such thing as fair and open justice in saudi arabia despite intelligence agencies including the cia saying crown prince mohammed bin so man was probably involved the white house shielded the future king from absolute responsibility maybe maybe. and following intense criticism and skepticism that little happens in the kingdom without his knowledge the crown prince eventually had his say was. absolutely not that this was a heinous crime like this but i take full responsibility as
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a leader in saudi arabia the identities of those convicted were concealed during the closed door trial in the capital riyadh and it remains unclear what roles they played in crucial g.'s death raising suspicions that they are the fall guys for much more powerful saudis and chapelle al jazeera. well the un special rapporteur for extrajudicial executions who we heard from in that report agnes calabasas the trial failed to look at the responsibilities of the state and the whole thing was a travesty of justice what we. now whitewash than. just you. and. jane. and. i've not been it means. that maybe also people. here in. the u.n. secretary general has called for an immediate end to the violence in northern syria
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syrian government forces and the russian is a pushing deeper into the last rebel stronghold of italy to try to retake the area dozens of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the bombardment of the dough is monitoring the crisis from untucked it turkey close to the syrian border the signs of war are everywhere in the properties where russian brokered cease fire is in touches the blitz in northwest syria is driving tens of thousands from their homes coming to escape the aerial onslaught from city in and russian warplanes they are calling it well donna this situation is very bad we fled from the bombardment and barrel bombs we came here just to save our children and women there is nothing else we can do is give a shelter to close to 4000000 city into a few days and with a warning another 120000 heading for the border the tech usually does ses his country can't cope with any syrian opposition fighters and russian government
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forces agreed to assist fane focused but asked strikes and artillery bombardments almost daily or cardin's. there is no hope returning to our homes because of into his daily bombardment every day there are jimmie's taking all were village after village syria's president has stepped up his promise to tick up to every inch of syrian territory controlled but opposition fighters it live is the only province remaining out of bashar al assad's control here his forces celebrate the seizure of more than 20 villages in. the villages have either been killed or displaced at the border. run by techie charities of forcing many of the newly displaced into makeshift camps where a deliveries are rare as the winter bites the turkish government wants syrian refugees to return to a so-called safe zone in the north east of syria seized from kurdish led forces in
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october president i don't is support for the plan saying he would otherwise be forced to open the gates for syrians to head west into europe whole villages have been emptied in the latest all slaughter with civilians corralled in a corner of 'd the lip with nowhere else to go until the bombardments top the exit us will continue. the wall does it or untuck here on the turkey syria border. at least 8 civilians have been killed in a car bomb attack in northern syria it happened just 10 kilometers south of the turkish border in the turkish old town of sudoku a woman and a child are among the dead and several others have been wounded there's been no claim of responsibility for the attack iran says it started a series of new operations at a heavy water nuclear reactor plant the move could take the country closer to was weapons grade levels of plutonium but it does not bring the 2050 nuclear deal with world powers washington withdrew from the landmark accord last year re imposing
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sanctions on tehran that prompted iran to scale back its commitments to the deal. india's main opposition congress party is accusing the prime minister narendra modi of silencing the voice of the people the anger is growing against a controversial new citizenship law it grant citizenship to religious minorities from 3 neighboring countries but it excludes muslims at least 25 people have been killed in protests elizabeth reports from new delhi was that another crackdown in the heart of the capital. was police detaining protesters outside the federal headquarters of clutter pradesh states. that the people condemned the killing of 1000 demonstrators there in the past few days the delhi protesters said they wanted to give a voice to people in the hall to put their fish where the internet remains cut off in many parts and large gatherings a bad i else where in the capital
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a similar outcry i followed and a defiant mood on display at jamia millia islamia university the university is a muslim institution the demonstrations are attracting people from all walks of life including 1st time protesters that actually was people have come out on the streets to express their anger and they're saying that the why this government has brought this bill is undemocratic ripple bachar joint thousands who chanted against the government and the citizenship law passed by m.p.'s on december the 11th the citizenship amendment act makes it easier for migrants from of ghana stand bangladesh and pakistan to gain citizenship but muslims are excluded students and civil society groups have been a driving force for the protests so far the main opposition congress party joined in with a certain that raj got
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a memorial to my heart my donkey the aim to invoke the spirit of god is inspirational campaign the civil rights. yes i understood your. this constitution was drafted by people of all faiths the voices of hindus muslims sikhs and christians is indeed a little part of the constitution and you cannot attack it and if you do the nation will stop you. i elsewhere in india more large protests thousands marched in the southern cities of chennai bend and hyderabad. despite the largest protests against his government since he was 1st elected 5 years ago prime minister narendra modi isn't backing down from the new law and system it isn't divisive. but he is backtracking on plans to hold a national register of citizens which would require all indians to prove their citizenship but. that's not enough for his critics. at all the
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trouble was i know. i still. was. my questions. and on the run and i don't generally. still ahead here on al-jazeera 3 of the most powerful leaders in asia are missing in china for a rare moment of unity. and in the spirit of christmas volunteers in lebanon feed those struggling in an economic crisis sparked by political chaos. how i when i'm place aside because some quiet weather coming into the southeastern corner of the u.s. over the next couple of days this is our latest batch of very heavy rain which has caused some flooding situation in savannah georgia 68 millimeters of rain here in
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24 hours west says still for key west in florida and in 33 millimeters for thankfully that west weather now in the process of pulling away as we go through a cheese day it will be largely dry look at the temperatures certainly on the mild side just 6 for new york as a 10 in they say for the west that's where we do have some basin places the snow around the rockies the fossil could even see some wet weather just pushing down towards behind california and i already said the same is because i wanted to christmas day there will be some wintry florist's over the southern rockies and whether they're into southern parts of california further east and we go with mild weather continuing 5 celsius in new york i celsius in they say no sign of a white christmas here them may well. into the caribbean basin places a cloud in the rain that wet weather that we saw across southern parts of the u.s. southeastern corner but you some rather wet weather there into the south of cuba that will sweep through jamaica seeing some of that weather into his aniela and that is some rather wet weather also to come for
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera line from your top story so far today 5 people have been sentenced to death for the murder of the journalist. but the u.n. special investigator has described the trial as a mockery of justice 3 of the most senior suspects were cleared. the u.n. secretary general is calling for an immediate truce in northern syria syrian government forces are pushing deeper into the last rebel stronghold of italy dozens of civilians are being killed and tens of thousands displaced in recent weeks. one of a story india's main opposition congress party has led a massive rallies for the capital new delhi against the controversial citizenship it says the legislation is anti muslim and undermines india's secular constitution . the chief executive of boeing has been sacked that's less than a week after the company suspended production of its ones best selling aircraft the 737 max boeing says the leadership change is necessary to restore confidence after
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a turbulent year set off by twin crashes with the 737 rolls jordan has more from washington. it's the biggest crisis and boeing's 103 year history on monday after 2 fatal crashes involving its $737.00 max jetliner boeing fired its c.e.o. dennis mullen burge for breaching the public's trust. the board of directors decided that a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the company moving forward as it works to repair relationships with regulators customers and all other stakeholders. 189 people died when a lion air 737 max crashed in indonesia in october 2018 less than 6 months later another 157 people were killed when an ethiopian airlines jet also a $737.00 max crashed in the north of that country the u.s.
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government forced boeing to ground the jet until problems with both the operating software and with pilot training could be fixed we've made mistakes we've learned and we are still learning but despite repeated promises from mulund berg to get the planes back in the air by the end of this year the problems continue regulators in the u.s. and europe have refused to clear the 737 max is returned to the skies and lawsuits are pending a lawsuit alleges that the why america crash was in part a result of a recently dangerous conditions of boeing 737 max aero aircraft boeing has lost more than $8000000000.00 and another $8000.00 companies are also suffering from lost business airlines are scrambling to revise their business plans and juggle flight schedules since they don't want to use or buy jets with a dodgy safety record and on friday boeing had
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a setback in its space business its starglider transport shuttle suffered technical problems forcing nasa to ditch a planned docking with the international space station the new c.e.o. david calhoun takes charge in january it's now up to him to reassure everyone that boeing is taking their faith in flying seriously rosalind jordan al-jazeera washington. kyle bailey is a former member of the federal aviation administration that's the u.s. government's regulates and he says dennis 1000000 bucks resignation was months of it you. dennis small in the main issue i think why he was let go is from his handling of the 2 unfortunate disasters from that point after. the public relations the image of the company there there was just. no guidance and it was quite frankly it was a mass and i think that's where all probably led to the where the pirate chemist
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from oliver they're going in the right direction i'm a little bit surprised that an outsider wasn't bought in but honestly you know this is mr malone reporter is probably about 3 or 4 months overdue and i think this is a good the next step forward getting somebody who knows the business and is pretty much you know a new face who will guide the company the way it should be a warning is a very critical operation. even even more so than american airlines because there's some sophisticated engineering. that that's actually taking place and i think mr calhoun with news background. in general electric in the end this department i think he's the right person out from internally from bottom up the leaders of china japan and south korea a meeting in the chinese city of chengdu in an effort to boost trade and to prove
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tiny's increasing militarization and territorial disputes a sound relations in recent he has soul and tokyo allies of the u.s. whose naval presence in the region has been repeatedly condemned by beijing north korea and the denuclearization of the korean peninsula remains a major concern and historical animosities do remain including south korean demands that japan apologize and compensate sex workers from the 2nd war katrina you joins us live from beijing katrina what's significant about this gathering. well as you've just mentioned these 3 countries have not always seen eye to eye they 1st established this form 20 years ago and during that time the relationship between the 3 is really it's been fluid it's gone from good to bad and it sunk to what can only be described as plain hatred between them so they have so many issues and it is very complicated so the fact that they're all sitting down today is significant in itself i mean this is supposed to be an annual summit but in the
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last 11 years it's only taken place 7 years because of 4 of those years 4 times it was canceled because the relationship between china and japan was untenable because of a historical issues and also during that time china had a beef with south korea over tensions to do with the thawed missile system that was installed with the help of the u.s. so at the moment it's still not all peachy there's still quite a bit of tension between japan and south korea but the fact that they're all sitting together trying to achieve some concrete outcomes particularly in relation to their economic relationship so that in itself is significant for them the hoping to achieve. now we're not expecting any major breakthroughs though we're also expecting some incremental progress on things to do with trade out these 3 countries in $21000.00 they had more than $720000000000.00 worth of trade between them and they think they can even
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do better so from the things that they have discussed today or they will be discussing for example all the regional comprehensive economic partnership moving forward on that and also a potential trilateral fee trade agreement that has gone through some $16.00 rounds of negotiations so the still a lot of things to be worked up of they're hoping to make some concrete again when it comes to moving forward with those things and they're also planning to talk about north korea that's very much in the mind of these 3 leaders especially as we approach the end of the year which is the deadline for any progress on talks between north korea and the u.s. and it hasn't seemed to be any progress on that front and i think these 3 countries are really hoping to use this forum to get on the same page in terms of how to approach north korea how to approach denuclearization and from china's the specter of china's really hoping to use this as an opportunity to shine as a regional leader to really show itself to be a good mediator and show itself to be a good mediator with these 2 countries who are u.s.
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allies i think china is very much hoping that as it increases in its influence with tokyo and with seoul it will help to decrease the influence of the of the u.s. and then show china to be really the major not only economic power but diplomatic leader in this region country thanks very much. thailand's main opposition party says it will arrange mass protests in the new year even as it comes under increasing pressure from the courts the more than $6000000.00 people voted for the future forward party in march but the election commission once the party dissolved and its leaders banned from politics is in bangkok. thailand politics is again being played out in the courts and on the streets in its 1st election in march the future forward party won 81 seats in parliament and was almost able to form a government since then it's been hit with a series of legal challenges which it says are part of a deliberate coordinated attack designed to destroy its 90 percent of them came off
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the actual result was 7 hours so it was obvious that before the election. might be a little bit nervous but they didn't care too much about us but after we have proved ourselves and the election this started to be a very afraid as it's come under increasing pressure the future forward led by charismatic young businessmen tama torn jhoom room room kid has urged people to come onto the streets he says this protest just over a week ago which was the largest since a military coup in 2014 was just the beginning and more will be held early next year time atone was the opposition blocs candidate to become prime minister but last month he was banned from taking his seat in parliament for violating election laws related to his ownership of shares in a media company and now the election commission is recommending that future forward be dissolved and its leaders banned for up to 10 years because of alleged financial
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wrongdoing the future forward party and some of its leaders have delved into some sensitive areas that others have and did too like discussing reform of laws designed to protect the monarchy from criticism campaigning on ending military conscription and changing old laws that benefit corporate monopolies by doing so the perception is that become a 3. it to some of the most powerful people in thailand thailand is led by prime minister. the army general who led the coup 5 and a half years ago and many in his government are also former military personnel and m.p. from his party late delayed his complaint with police about the leaders all future forward alleging that guilty of sedition for organizing the recent protest in bangkok. says the cases are not politically motivated as. in reality no conflicts between forward and the government are the charges and allegations that are being laid against the party are caused by their own actions
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ties are used to large scale protests that are often ended violently by security forces another cycle of turmoil may be about to begin this time led by a new younger generation who say they want real democracy and not a military government in disguise wayne hay al-jazeera bangkok. fireworks and flares have been set off inside one of paresis main railway stations during protests against pension reforms strikers confronted riot police at the gargling on with smoke filling some of the main concourse the 2 week long nationwide walkout has crippled railway services and for schools to close workers are angry at president emanuel micron's plan reforms to public sector pensions which would force people to work until the age of $64.00 heavy pollution has forced iran's government to extend school closures in the capital tehran is covered in a thick blanket of toxic smorgon air pollution has surged to more than 6 times past world health organization recommended levels schools were 1st closed on saturday
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and while there remains shot for one week. volunteers in lebanon are providing meals for those in need this christmas as the country goes through its worst economic crisis in decades lebanon's diary column is one of the main reasons for ongoing protests against the political class which has ruled the country for 30 years zena holder is in beirut. a show of solidarity with those in need at a time of crisis volunteers from across lebanon have been helping prepare christmas dinner for the poor a lot of people are hungry they need to right now host them with flowers and good food. they're hosting them in martyr square which has become the epicenter of a. protest movement against the political class that has ruled lebanon for decades . my. special event and just to see all unite and. county there may be unity here but this is
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a deeply divided country that has been without a government for weeks politicians are bargaining over power instead of heating demands from the street to make way for a new leadership the situation has got this traffic but. this is this love. of law of generosity of kindness of voluntary initiatives of people coming together. we have to do. it is difficult times the state is on the verge of bankruptcy one and a half 1000000 lebanese are officially designated as living in poverty that's a 3rd of the population the world bank has warned the total could rise to house the population and that dire prediction was made before the economy started to collapse a few months ago and the crisis has worsened further businesses shut thousands losing their jobs and many workers receiving half their salaries lebanon is
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a need of international financial assistance but no country seems to be willing to come to the rescue until the make up and shape of the new government capable of reforms is agreed for now people only have each other to rely on. people because when i used to help they never helped the. protesters against the ruling elite want a new leadership is proving hard to achieve but gatherings like this are achieving something else they're bringing people together as lebanon faces tough challenges ahead senator. 6 new planets outside a solar system have been discovered by astronomers in the u.k. these are an artist's impression of the various planetary systems each of the so-called exoplanets orbit stars which are around 160 to 4 $140.00 light she is from earth the planets are extremely hot that makes it difficult to turn in the type of rock on each surface scientists say with more research they could hold the
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key to unlocking the geology of planets in our solar system. this is al jazeera these are the top stories saudi arabia has sentenced 5 people to death for the murder of the journalist jamal shoji for 3 of the most senior suspects are being cleared the u.n. expert on extrajudicial killings says describe the saudi investigation and trial as a quote mockery of justice what we hear. whitewash and. just. and facts that gentle. and just. not being it didn't mean stab them that maybe also people want to. hear it as much the u.n. secretary general is calling for an immediate truce in northern syria syrian
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government forces are pushing deeper into the last rebel stronghold of italy dozens of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands displaced in recent weeks at least 8 civilians have been killed by a car bomb in northern syria it happened in sudoku which is controlled by turkish backed fighters they took the town from kurdish forces in october there's been no claim of responsibility. thousands of students are expected to rally in new delhi in a few hours from now it'll be the latest protest against the controversial citizenship more which was passed 2 weeks ago now demonstrators say it is anti muslim and undermines india's secular constitution china is hosting the leaders of japan and south korea in an effort to boost trade and to improve ties to punch and so up and south korea's mungy in will meet for the 1st time in more than a year relations are strained over a series of south korean court rulings demanding compensation from japan for abuses in the 2nd world war the chief executive of the u.s.
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plane maker boeing has been fired dennis mullen bergs departure is seen as an effort to restore confidence after 2 fatal crashes of its 737 max aircraft last week production of the new airplane was suspended astronomers in the u.k. have discovered 6 new planets outside our solar system the planets are extremely hot scientists say they could hold the key to finding our own planet planet earth was formed more news on the web site whenever you want to it's always there for you the address as ever al-jazeera dot com tweet me i'll tweet you back i'm happy to be one up next witness all season by. on counting the cost a special on investing in a virgin dockets from the doha $4.00 of right here is how foreign direct investment is reshaping the global economy and what that means for the future antiglobalization a populist sense of. counting the cost on al-jazeera. they've
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