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the chad light on cultural ties. africa a witness documentary on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. everyone i'm kemal santa maria and this is the news hour from al-jazeera. the terrible cost to all of us will return our backs on earth. the horrors of srebrenica hang heavily over muted commemorations 25 years after the genocide. also in the news iran's president says the sanctions hit economy can not afford to shut down again despite another worsening coronavirus outbreak
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a setback for media freedom the philippines largest port is permanently taken off. and heritage lost conflict neglect and commercial pressure and bulldozing a century's worth of architecture in baghdad. and its corner bron james and the l.a. lakers ahead into box get both current team bubble the game's biggest stock has arrived in florida head of the n.b.a. league's restart. 25 years ago almost at this very moment the town of srebrenica was on the verge of infamy the streets were deserted the area had been taken over by bosnian serb forces and over the next 11 days more than 8000 muslim boys and men would be murdered it is an atrocity still fresh in the memory of those who lived through it
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and this saturday a ceremony has taken place in eastern both near and herzegovina to mark the anniversary of tribute of the srebrenica genocide. survivors families and dignitaries have remembered those who died in what was not only the worst crime of the $995.00 bosnian war but also the only mass murder to be ruled a genocide on european soil since the end of world war 2 well during the ceremony the remains of some victims only recently been identified were finally laid to rest . for us he explains now why this may not actually happen for everyone who was killed at this moment in the identification center there are 99 and identified victims there are yet to be a date identified although there was a large wide scale in a sample gathering now the experts say that the problem the probable cause why.
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they are still to be identified is that there's just no next of kin you know there's no close enough relative that could guarantee a d.n.a. match now that tells you that whole families have been wiped out of existence here in eastern bosnia in threatening that tells you that the massacre of evidence in the it was a genocide and that was confirmed by basically every court that ever touched the case including the highest court in the world the i.c.j. which confirmed that the massacre amounted to the crime of genocide both by the acts of physical violence but also by the now imagine surviving all of that the victims find genocide as a slap in the face and not just that the genocide watch organization has classified has found that all genocides always happen in phases in stages. there can be 8 or 10 different stages the pending on the methodology but not to go into the
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details the point is that the last phase of the genocide is genocide denial and that is an indicator that. it could happen again so denying it genocide for the victims is not just a slap in the face and recognizing genocide is not just honoring their suffering but also they consider it they perceive it as a sort of a shield for potential future suffering. very pleased to welcome us and big to the news of the outreach director for the u.k. based campaign group cage also a former guantanamo bay detainee but significantly for us today muslim you obviously spent a lot of time in bosnia delivering humanitarian aid this was in 1904 i believe tell us about it. yeah i 1st went to bosnia in late 9394 and then continued to go. up until after the end of the war i went with the aid convoys and took. his
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food isn't medicine and so forth you had better assent to that and i went to the city in a town called all stress and there are many things. that now you see i saw some of the mice i spoke to survivors of rain chance i spoke to people who'd survived various massacres from from the various. units that were attacking muslim towns and villages so this was part of a sort of. for me it was a kind of connection also from my might muslim identity which was cheap because here we were indigenous european white slavic muslims being massacred simply because they were muslims and that is what piqued my interest and could be connected to those people and of course what i learned over as time went on. was that this this was happening right under the noses of the united nations forces of
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whom i saw all i saw many and sat with many and spoke to many there were from across the board so it's not a conscious plane one of them with the british pakistani it's the malaysians the turks the dutch they were all physically there while the atrocities took place under their noses and i'll come back to that issue in a moment i want to ask you there 1st about well based on what you just said based on what you saw there what sort of feeling did you get could you ever of anticipation that what would happen a year later did happen. in a sense yes because many of the atrocities had already happened you know one of the reasons why we went was because the atrocities were already being reported we knew about the rape camps of the concentration camps in places like all moscow and when you look at and so forth so this was already public knowledge it was already well known in fact one of the things that the british government did was to in place the arms embargo on all one and all parties but the only ones who really suffered from
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that were the muslims because they had no country connecting them to give them supplies that the bosnian serbs. croats had croatia the muslims at least literally nobody so they were cut off and so all of this essentially with the presence as i said the next missions forces were still going on the trip there was we remember sharon he said today but 70 so was it happened in a vacuum and it was a culmination of multiple approaches atrocities that were taking place that led to the deaths of tens of thousands ethnic cleansing mass rape and rape as a weapon of war that is used to impregnate muslim woman it's so that the serbs old is that that you will give birth to the next generation of of of serps muslim it's 25 years ago so there is a whole generation now which. either doesn't know about for a minute so or knows very little about it i'm wondering if one of them was listening to this right now they would be wondering possibly 1st and foremost why
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did the united nations why did the international community do nothing and you give us their answer and explain it to the service people who don't know the mandate was as keepers that mandate of the united nations was as peacekeepers not the problem is being a peacekeeper is when one side is much more militarily advanced and has much more firepower and is carrying out atrocities in that sense in that case you don't keep the peace there you stop the aggressor and that's what they didn't do because their mandate didn't allow them to do so i spoke to many soldiers from various united nations forces who told me that they were deeply upset and troubled that they couldn't they were sitting there aren't their tanks helicopters and aircraft and armed to the teeth but what's the point of being in that situation when you're not allowed to do do anything about it and though i have been myself a trip to the united states of american of some of torture at the hands i will say that united states intervention did actually bring about an end but at the end
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happened after the european forces let it happen and nothing could be more vivid than what the dutch forces did in srebrenica allowing the internally displaced people to come into should really only then to abandon the luggage and then of course the rest as we know is history muslim or just one of the final question i just read you a quote i'm sure you know it it's from the bosnian serb commander redcode luggage who said after tributes have been taken over he said all who wish to go will be transported large and small young and old don't be afraid just take it easy no one will harm you it is also the chilling thinking that that is what he said just before on this day the start of a massacre which killed 8000 people. yes i mean i want to i what i want to limit is to what's it to happen to today last year it's important last year when brenton terence the australian who went into the 2 mosques and killed 52 people as they
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prayed in new zealand and as he was firing his gun he was listening to soldiers and those songs celebrated rather than carrot each indicted war criminal from the bosnian serb leadership and so even as he killed those people he was. praising these ultra nationalists serbians who hated islam and muslims and that's how somebody from the far right cants can kill these people and celebrate even though those people who were killed were white themselves so the link to that is shouldn't be underestimated because the rights of the far right the rights of ultra national nationalism the denial of a stripper need certain the horrible and the genocide that took place is all taking place now at a time when we should have thought and would have been would have not thought that this episode would have been recognized just as the previous genocides happy and
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that is there is no tolerance at all for that type of behavior fascinating cybering talking to you today muslim bad thank you so much for your time we appreciate it welcome thank you earlier we spoke to a survivor for bringing some muhammad did our coverage he was just 17 when the war started and spent more than a month in hiding when serbian troops descended on his town. the surge soldiers surrounded these. people i would see 95 percent of people were unarmed in civilian clothing and those people are captured and some of they were killed on the spot and some of them were taken down to the asphalt road and then transported to the execution fields. for my part. i've went through a lot of differing difficult situations you know trying to escape the younger she has survived
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a few hours just you know the 1st day and then and then just to try to to stay below the radar and observe the troops and certainly the troops and their movements and trying to escape escape from them on the day to day basis it was extremely difficult physically because you know the countryside is very healing and so it's a very you know it's very difficult to to to to navigate through that land and you could get lost in the you know time and but also psychologically was very difficult to cope with the whole death and destruction. you know there was going on there were a lot of people who were wounded a lot of people were crying for for help and nobody can help then you know there were some people who were just begging to you for someone to finish them off and so they can stop suffering so that kind of. psychological pressure was extreme and it
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was one of the tactics to do with those used by the so soldiers to actually. inflict so much fear into those who create fused to surrender so they would rather you know surrender to continue on with the struggle. there are some stories of hope there which came out of trouble in its aftermath like this one it was a special documentary in fact 3 years ago bone hunter it follows rummy's who's a survivor he found bones from the massacre in the woods near to where he lives and then he took it upon himself to keep searching for bones so families might have some tangible remains of their loved ones it's a tough watch but it's an important one you can search for it bargain hunter at al jazeera dot com on to other news and iran's president says his country can't afford to go back into lockdown despite a sharp rise in new corona virus infections the number of cases has topped a quarter of a 1000000 now the idealisation a kid tatty castle caught we cannot hold o.
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economic activities any longer that there is no country in the world capable of doing so the only way to break through this tough time is to observe the social distancing recommendations a lockdown is the easiest measure that can be taken against the virus that the economic repercussions of the lock down and resulting resentment among the public we have to ban gathering in the syncrude weightings few rules and conferences any similar groupings are not necessary we also have to urge oh people to adjust their way of life during this period of time as the number of cases has risen of the past weeks. more from us have begun to run now he reports the government doesn't want to see a repeat of the economic anger that spilled into the streets late last year. the economy just can't gild it going into this pandemic inflation is around 41 percent the country has seen an increase in unemployment the currency has lost value against the us dollar but also the economy is under u.s. sanctions so what president rouhani is essentially saying is that the economy cannot deal with it but also he acknowledged that the government does fear that
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there will be opposition from the public and it was only in november last year that we saw widespread protests against the government fuel price increase but the government trying that made face masks mandatory in enclosed spaces they've been running campaigns on state t.v. telling people that the krone virus is no joke but they do face a challenge according to the health ministry adherence to social distancing and some of those regulations started off 80 percent at the start of the pandemic now is down to 10 percent but here is that iran sport centers that have close contact sports are not now closed so he pulls up close and reception holds the host wedding ceremonies and mourning ceremonies of have been told not to host those and that's seen as a key factor in the spread of the virus now president rouhani did go on to say that iran has dealt with the virus better than some european countries something that he said in the past saying that despite all the sanctions iran is still doing well but he encouraged the public to observe social distancing to abide by the rules and to face this challenge together. dubai has announced
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a $400000000.00 package to help its economy recover from a lockdown it adds to the $1300000000.00 already promised the government says it's backing all sectors but outline specific plans for construction and tourism it comes as the to buy based airline emirates says it will cut up to $9000.00 jobs which is 15 percent of its workforce. here's what's coming up for you in this news hour we're on the scene in south africa the latest on what police are calling a hostage situation near johannesburg also preparing to take on beijing pro-democracy activists in hong kong iraq for an electoral battle and sport national hockey league players formally agreed to return to action for the 1st time since the lockdown. in the midst of political instability across the democratic republic of congo the
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justice minister has offered his resignation the political ally of former president has it could be there's not given any reason for his decision but follows a fight with president felix over proposed laws that would give politicians more control over criminal prosecutions there have been violent protests in recent days mainly against the nomination of an election commission head. opposition groups in mali have urged their supporters to stay out on the streets after one of their leaders was detained security forces arrested. following protests in bamako day earlier on friday police fired gunshots and tear gas to disperse thousands of parliament and state television protesters want the president. to resign for failing to tackle mollies security and economic problems an update on that situation in south africa at least 5 people have been killed during the hostage taking at a church more than 40 suspects were arrested for attacking worship is at the
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international pentecost holiness church in the west of johannesburg and they say the attack was over the leadership of the church 3 factions are fighting for control after the death of its leader in 2016 miller has more for us from sweater. oh go 40 people have been a wristed they seem to have been a shooting and then a hostage situation at the small church just behind us just south of johannesburg it seems that there was a factional battle or least 3 factions of those church we're there members with a least 3000000 members across southern africa so it back till really was about leadership of the church since we the previous leader passed away in about 2016 at the time of his death it seems that he had left behind in a state of at least $26000000.00 so i wonder standing at this point is much
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of the tensions around leadership of the church is related to income of the church membership of the church and it's resulted in a hostage situation that so at least $200.00 people who look on the premises kicked in the church while these factions battled it out at least 5 people were killed and in fact all of them were killed in a vehicle just outside of the church and it seems that they were burnt burnt to death it's not quite certain given what the police have said so far but their bodies were found in those burnt yoko and we also know there is one other person who's been killed and all of the people raised that there are also members of the police the national defense was as well as the metropolitan police which really is quite bizarre given agree extent on the violent scene at this church during the course of the days the philippines congress has refused to renew the operating license of the country's biggest broadcaster in what rights groups are calling
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a doctor a press freedom to say it's all part of a broader crackdown on dissent in the philippines tamil islands are going reports now from manila. to deny a.b.c.'s franchise application is here by adopted it is seen as a crushing blow to press freedom 70 out of 84 lawmakers voted against the renewal of the broadcast license of the country's biggest media network e.b.'s c.b.s. . it looks highly political highly highly political but that being said i respect their decisions and i respect what they have done on the i will accept that it's painful. the ruling a spark to public outrage and criticism of congress where most members are allied with the president through 3 go to terror to join. the decision comes as the government is a ready grappling with its response to the coronavirus pandemic which has led to
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millions of filipinos losing their jobs maybe a c.b.s. closure threatens the livelihoods of another $11000.00. we're moving the channel from there also means depriving many people of information in remote areas where it's often the only one available the government spokesperson denies the president was involved in influencing congress. but president of the go to tear down has repeatedly tried to a.b.s.e b.n. in the past saying that the network did not air his political campaigns during the 2016 presidential elections and instead to brenne most of the ads of his political opponent choice and next year if you are expecting. him sort of. euro. rights groups
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a do terror to as often treated journalists with contempt and the closure of the network is the grave assault on media freedom under the current administration it isn't the 1st time that the media network was forced off the air in 1972 it was also shut down by then president for didn't markers when he declared martial law and maybe a c.b.s. only reopened in 1986 after the dictatorship was toppled by a people power revolution this is b.s. . they say the network is being punished because of the tear it is grievances and that this issue will further damage on the already troubled nation. or reporters without borders says the philippines has actually become one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists when president were to go to turkey came to power in 2016 he publicly warned reporters they were not exempt from
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assassination that was how he put it he said freedom of expression enshrined in the constitution cannot help if they've done something wrong the union representing journalists reports 13 killings since 2016 the news website rappler the president over its criticism of his government editor maria ressa is now facing up to 6 years in prison she was found guilty of what's called cyber libel charges but even before the territory journalism was a risky business in 2009 members of a powerful political clan murdered 32 journalists and media workers on the island of mindanao some thoughts from the justice reporter for the investigative news outlet rappler which we mentioned she says the government is sending a message with this closure of a b a c b n. it's really an assault on press freedom because a.b.c. venice the largest television network in the philippines that that's been in existence for 15 years if this largely symbolic of are serious and of press freedom
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in 1970 at the shop with down with 11000 jobs on the line it's really sending a clear message that if you don't knock that with a line in the government then you're going to be next in the facts from the administration so it started with a newspaper the newspaper the biggest newspaper also the philippine daily inquirer and then route that came next and then the unthinkable shutdown of this event has happened so that you really think the white house about what you're right and what you publish what i mean you know we are we in the our country to us face this attack on press freedom before so we're just trying to hold the line and trying to do our jobs as best as possible under circumstances that i'm a west side and only last friday and yesterday this this happened so there's there's really been a chilling effect because i think there are a lot it's widely seen by critics a crack though on on on this and people are human rights advocates and jury and the listeners are in are often are against this law and
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a dozen petitions are going to be filed in the supreme court to try to revoke this law which they say will really have been. on the set work has begun on a gas pipeline in nigeria with nearly $3000000000.00 it's designed to make use of resource which at the moment is burning off and going to waste and interest reports from a butcher. after 15 years of dili nigeria's international gas pipeline is finally and the way the own most $3000000000.00 project with a capacity to deliver 2200000000 cubic feet of natural gas is designed to feed electricity generated power stations and react to be dormant industries in nigeria . the head of the national petroleum corporation says the project will increase domestic consumption and export of gas an indication that nigeria is increasingly shifting its focus to natural gas after more than 60 years of dependence on oil.
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singapore did that can and never will. cross the country and also particularly in areas where does such opportunities didn't exist and by extension also to create opportunity for employment where you have more resources in when you develop gas you have more continued to for growth of your local economies you also have bigger market because as we go forward. utilization of kordell is diminishing across the globe of the new 600 kilometer pipeline will link up with the existing network to deliver gastineau juries neighbors and nigerian gases eventually plan to reach europe through the 4400 kilometer trance pipeline nigeria produces 2000000 barrels of crude oil a day on average and is nigeria's biggest source of revenue by the oil price war an unprecedented slump in demand because of the coronavirus has seen a sharp fall in government income. analysts say nigeria has failed to make as much
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money as it should have from its oil reserves but basically the net benefit per barrel of oil exports head was actually reduced so regardless of how much you produce if your cost of production is not optimal it's not good business industrial production in africa because economy has fallen drastically mainly due to partial to the country currently produces less than $5000.00 megawatts of electricity despite having the walled 9 largest natural gas result of $200.00 trillion cubic feet the government holds. channel excess gas kind of being played by all companies to generate electricity. pipelines in nigeria have repeatedly been attacked over the years the bombings have reduced as has oil theft but it's good any resumption of attacks on the energy infrastructure could derail nigeria's dream of
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a gas rich future. trees which are. in the news ahead corrupt and unprecedented and leading republicans blasted donald trump's decision to cancel a prison sentence handed to his former advisor roger stone. people can now go back to the most magical place on earth but some americans are not happy about the reopening of disney world and sport jack charlton one of the all time greats of english football has died at the age of instant. but. we got more that intense heat across the middle east over the next couple days not too much clout showing up on the satellite picture based on pieces of clout the into i'm on my celebrity drizzly right into the fosse out of the country as he should do at this time of the year but it's really about the the temperature is
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$47.00 celsius therefore baghdad be getting up to $49.00 in q a pleasant sunshine around the eastern side of the mesa 29 celsius for beirut and also for jerusalem in doha getting up to around 42 over the next couple of days the way in civvies but it is looking rather humid from time to time so sticky feel to the weather as we go on through the next couple days sunglasses steaming up when you go out those that sort of thing in the hay plenty of heat meanwhile across northern parts of africa the a showers too into central areas just around south sudan central african republic all the way across into cameroon still some lively showers there even into northern areas of nigeria and i shall stretching across much of west africa became faso seeing some very heavy rain from time to time heavy showers there were to senegal and also into the gambia as we go on through the next a day or say joshi the showers they are set to continue across a similar area with the possibility of some localized flooding to some.
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but. an image can change the way we see the wu if we had not seen this we would be talking about it it can spark mass action or serve the interests of the powerful he created this longing for a fellow opportunity that can obscure the truth this is a legitimate news story but is it on the talking points were pretty identical it can forge narratives or rewrite from the listening post gives you the full picture . in the off to mark of the 2011 quake and tsunami a remarkable portrayed of a remote japanese village. that is later how has the community of me akka been able to move on and rebuild their lives. rewinds
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japan after the catastrophe. on al-jazeera. here at al-jazeera these are the top stories survivors families and dignitaries of doubt that in east in bosnia and herzegovina to remember the ship and its genocide it has been 25 years since bosnian serb troops murdered more than 8000 mostly police. iran's president hassan rouhani says the country can't afford to go back into lockdown despite a sharp rise in new corona virus infections a number of cases in iran is now past a quarter of a 1000000 and the largest broadcaster in the philippines will remain permanently
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off the air after m.p.'s confused to renew its license president we're going to turn to has repeatedly criticized a.b.s. c.b.s. for its critical coverage. now opponents from outside and within donald trump's republican party are expressing their outrage after he commuted or basically wiped the prison sentence handed to a long time friend and former advisor to stone was convicted of lying to congress during the russian investigation republican senator and one time presidential candidate mitt romney said this unprecedented historic corruption an american president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very presidents more in this report from alan fischer. he has been a friend a confidant and for a very long time his biggest political supporter you can thank donald trump through his freedom the veteran political consultant was due to begin a prison sentence on cheesed with the president's granting of clemency that has
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gone away in my case. an assistant u.s. attorney. filed a motion with the court in which he insisted. that the mother investigation had proof beyond a crown strikes report that the russians hacked the d.n.c. and gave the information to wiki leaks that's a lie you stayed. the white house said roger stone is a victim of the russia hopes that the left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the trump presidency there was never any collusion between the campaign or the trump administration with russia it continued mr stone will be put at serious medical risk in prison he's appealed this conviction and is seeking a new trial it concludes roger stone is no a free man. was caught up in robert miller's investigation into alleged collusion between russia and the trump campaign in january last year he was charged with one count of obstruction 5 of making false statements and one of threatening
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a witness the charges included lying to congress during the russian investigation about his back channel links to wiki leaks chairing the 2016 election campaign prosecutor said he lied several times to protect donald trump after a trial in washington d.c. he was found guilty initially prosecutors recommended a 7 to 9 year sentence that was criticized by the president. he was sentenced to 40 months in jail fined $20000.00 and told to complete 250 hours of community service several times the president insisted this was a miscarriage of justice and he was considering a pardon for his old friend including this on friday i think right your son was very unfairly treated as were many people had in the meantime komi and all these guys are walking around in voting by the obama both of them by my camp they would have believe that what numerous republicans have over the last few days given a political cover to commute the sentence but others want him against it saying it
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could play badly in the months leading up to the next election adam schiff who led the impeachment process against donald trump said in a statement commuting the sentence of roger stone a crony who lied in obstructed investigation to protect himself is among the most offensive to the rule of law and principles of justice just this week stone tried to stop a sentence going ahead but at a hearing on justice department said it was a reasonable step something the president has no. al-jazeera washington. with us now richard goodstein a democratic political consultant also a former political advisor to bill clinton he's on skype from old bridge new jersey nice of you to join us just one thing i want to clear up 1st and this is really for our international audience who may not understand the way government works there but commuting sentences the president can just do that i mean we always talk about the u.s. government apparently having these equal branches of government but is this basically
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a presidential privilege that he has. under the constitution the president does have this already it's unchecked frankly the check now will be to voters. pure and simple and i actually come i actually think that the commutation of the stone sentence to me demonstrates that donald trump knows he's going to lose something he wouldn't be able to do obviously not as president and i think he realizes some level or certainly is advisers to this is this is so offensive to so many people that to do something like this only makes sense if you know you're going down so you might as well use every possible power you have but for the last day that's what i think we're seeing here the prevailing theory seems to be now and prevailing because it's happening right in front of us we can all say is that there is one set of rules for donald trump's friends and one set of rules for everyone else that is
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what commentators seem to be saying but what i find extraordinary is that the president sort of brushes it off with just generalism oh roger stone was treated badly it never should have happened he was part of a witch hunt it's that they never seem to be actually a firm reason for something yet. i mean this is the same president who said this week that the coronavirus is going the way. we were at 20000 cases a day couple weeks ago and then last week at 50 and yesterday 70 and the president with a straight face to say it's going to go away so it's hard to discern when donald trump says things like that is it knowing deception is it rank ignorance so as the guards roger stone and them all investigation every single agency in the u.s. government under republican leadership who looked into it concluded that the russians interfered with the election of 2016 to help trump and their fertility
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clinton as did the republican led committee in the u.s. senate concluded the exact same thing so donald trump will say to his last breath this was a hoax every relevant agency has look into it though it's completed otherwise from a democratic party perspective given you are a political consultant for the posse obviously it's about voting donald trump out in november but do situations like this also show how important it will be to take control of the senate as well because really it's the senate it's the republicans in the senate who are not printing the checks and balances for this republican president. correct and the good news frankly as of today is if the elections were held today or 2 state not only would donald trump lose and lose handily but republicans would lose control of the senate you're right under our system the senate frankly is more important than the house because of all the
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the judges that confirms the every member of the. executive branch is a political appointee has to be confirmed by the senate and i think senators are seen as kind of speaking with a louder voice so when they look the other way at something like this it basically said to signal that you you can't get away with anything and i actually think that's a problem here even for the next between now and election day if you're the trump camp your attitude has to be i couldn't really try anything however illegal it might be because it actually gets the president over the finish line in a positive way he's going to let me off the hook so that's i would say the scary proposition or the take away from the stone commutation is that if you're in the trump corner the message is do whatever it is that you think is going to help the president because we are going to watch your back the hope is that the voters see it differently richard good staying joining us from old bridge new jersey great to
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talk to you thank you thank you come on we should germany and belgium are working on a last ditch initiative to get cross border aid into syria after the u.n. security council failed to reach an agreement to separate proposals did not the 1st vetoed by russia and china on a couple number of crossings that are used into syria aid agencies are warning of diet consequences for people living in the camps there many in the north west depend on aid from turkey. maybe a has long been a transit point for migrants and refugees attempting to reach europe the recent fighting between forces of the un recognized government and the warlord khalifa haftar has made matters even worse for them but some say they are still willing to stay in the b. as long as there's some work trying to has a report now from the coastal city of misrata. every friday misrata city center becomes a flea market it's known for its cheap products and laborers come from all over the
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city to buy and to so they're mostly from other african countries and came to libya looking for work to provide for their families back home so. these are people who are looking for opportunities and they can make a decent living in the country so they come here a stable libya would mean many of them will be able to find work and make a good living here alice willimon is from niger and works at this wedding home it's been closed for nearly 4 months because of the covert lockdown now he's preparing for its reopening and. i came to libya to look for money i have 2 brothers a sister and my parents i send the money every month ali says he's been promoted twice and given a raise he's happy he can support his family. ali began working with us as a laborer we immediately noticed that he was
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a hard worker so we developed him now he's an assistant supervisor there are many like ali who are looking for opportunities for work they are a very important segment of our economy while many people focused on libya being a transport have from migrants attempting to reach european shores others come here to provide for their families back home some here tell us a stable libya would likely lead to fewer people making the dangerous journey across the mediterranean. ali and many like him say they have no interest in going to europe he says after a few years of c.v. he will move back to niger sort of a stable income here in libya allows him to do that. was wrong to thousands of people in eastern russia have protested against the arrest of a regional governor who's accused of ordering several murders. alleged crimes happened 15 years ago before surgery for the girl and to politics he
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was elected governor by a landslide in 2018 beating president vladimir putin's candidate demonstrators chanted and he putin slogans as they demanded for girls release us citizens living in china are being warned about an increased risk of being detained and banned from leaving the country the state department says people could face court prolonged interrogations and extended detention for state security reasons it added american citizens could also be deported for sending private messages that are critical of the chinese government tension between the 2 countries has risen again after the u.s. criticize the security law which beijing imposed on hong kong. voters in hong kong meanwhile are casting their ballots to narrow the field of democratic candidates who will run in an upcoming election campaigning has begun and people will have the weekend to voters but beijing's newly imposed national security law is overshadowing the main election in september from hong kong to vehicle polling with
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more on the challenges facing poll organizers. organizers say the face an uphill battle in trying to get these primary elections up and running one of the major obstacles the face is that many of the venues that were meant to be ballot centers pulled out in the very last minute many of them are shops and offices and they say that their landlords put pressure on them saying they don't want their property used for political means organizers say they've had to become creative to circumvent any last minute issues that may crop up for instance 3 district councils in this area hard this bus to use as a polling station we. fight so that everybody can come and take a load every member dream in the past and they can dream for the future now a number of pro-democracy candidates and pro-democracy fringe groups are not taking part in these primary elections they say these elections could undermine the actual elections which will be held and september they fear that this could even lead to
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their disqualification but advocates of these primaries like legislative councillors who are trying to win back their seats have been campaigning they say this is a very important process because this is the 1st widespread democratic action since the national security law came into effect that could be some sense of some feelings of western nation among some calmness because whatever you do they seem to be able to get you and the new was security low and with this crime rate in place we can tell. the home home government and for that. we do our best to stick to. those who are taking part in these primary elections are hoping this process will help consolidate support for the democratic camp so that they will be able to win a majority of the 70 seats up for grabs in september's legislative council
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elections but even if they do manage to attain that with this new national security law there is no guarantee that they will be able to push their mandate through effectively within government. parts of colombia's capital to be quarantined with farmers cases rising in the city certain neighborhoods will face a strict 2 week lockdown starting on monday intensive care units are reaching the city columbia nearly 134000 cases there a 3rd of those are in bogota alone infections rising in florida or in the u.s. but that hasn't stopped one of its most famous detractions from reopening disney world has been closed for nearly 4 months. strict new health measures will be in place still thousands signed a petition calling for the reopening to be delayed or from rob reynolds. walt disney world in orlando reopens on saturday with enhanced hygiene temperature checks and mandatory mask wearing to prevent the spread of culvert 19 florida's
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governor says disney world is safer than a party at home people are going to be it's a safe environment disney i have no doubt it's going to be a safe environment but a quarter of park workers have signed an online petition against reopening saying it endangers their health doctors say safety depends on public cooperation and self discipline but the bottom line is you can rely on disney to keep things clean and then you as a guest are going to have to make sure that you practice good hygiene and wear a mask several disney parks in asia have successfully reopened but unlike visitors there are some people in the u.s. stubbornly resist mask wearing there's no question the global lockdown hit disney hard disneyland in california it remains closed indefinitely disney cruise ships are docked most movie theaters are closed in the premier of disney's big summer film move on is postponed till august also hurting the company's bottom line the
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pandemic has severely curtailed professional sport leaving disney's sports center television network e.s.p.n. starved for content the major league soccer season restarted earlier this week at the disney world sports complex but no spectators pro basketball will follow on july 30th all teams and officials will stay at disney hotels on site and will not venture outside some n.b.a. players are skeptical you tell me where you know 22 james well where's. the rules. well we have 100 percent everybody. the urge to restore sports in reopen fun parks is part of a deep desire to return to a pre coated world that may be lost forever there's no going back home again and there's not going to be a normal from the past our lives going forward are going to be different for ever
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all we do know is that we cannot we cannot we cannot return to the lifestyle we add balancing health risks and economic rewards in a world were all has changed robert oulds al-jazeera sport is coming up with sana and the simmering rivalry that boiled over between these 2 pricing drives. breaks everybody on this planet a matter of hours when people need to be hacked and the story needs to be told here human development has moved right to the edge of the forest with exclusive interviews and in-depth reports scope it is a disease can affect anyone any a disease that has teens on the ground this is the main business not me i'm the only person here to bring you move forward when you documentaries and life means.
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for thousands of years farmers and shepherds have lived to see what their traditional way of life has been under threat for generations. as israel plans an exception into the occupied west bank. ug is an old world goes to the jordan valley where the illegal settlements have already expanded and asks what the future holds for these palestinian farmers shepherds of the jordan valley on a. the old. guard back on the news with your support his son thank you very much well there was
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how little was thought pole position on this formula one concrete in austria the mersey this driver has said in the past how rains always been a friend to him and he flourished and the weather conditions in call fighting is this play it was a massive recovery from being just 6 the quickest and for this practice red bulls max their stop and a line up in 2nd with mclaren's callous science and that bron james and the l.a. lakers are now inside basketball's quarantine a bubble the biggest name in the sport has arrived in florida ahead of the n.b.a. restart later this month james has a back the league's planet to resume action at venues within the disney world resort place returning a negative covert 19 results are back training after a 4 month layoff social issues is the in the us also had players debating whether the league should lose you you know it was a roller coaster of whether we should play or not i think alternately yes.
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we have an opportunity to use our voices. i don't necessarily take away by start early i don't think it's taken away of what's important issues in our world i think we can still address those. more so to. players health is the other key concern a basketball writer brandon robinson says the players have been far from united about the restart plans. tell us what i saw down in the team's one call with the joel embiid of the philadelphia 76 ers earlier this week he expressed . just that he's on he almost decided not to play a little uncertain feel on his part. he doesn't know what it's like and if you pay attention to the news cycle the other day he showed up to orlando i would have not
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whole body. mask and gloves and all you know there are the terms of who you ask in the n.b.a. there are some players who have expressed to me that they are excited they can't wait to play you know there's all on the fence and there are some of the players have made mention of the fact that they don't like the food in the bubble but i think that's the least they were youngest son played put a product on the floor because if they don't play and they don't fulfill travelgate the n.b.a. will do to play in dollars i think from a bronze rings i'd be pretty motivated and then the family got the key to the other day when he flew out to orlando 'd they're going to be missing this family for some time and i think that's something that's very understated some of these guys are married and have families and they've got to leave their families for 3 to 4 months while they're there but there has been for the bubble so for the bron james abby is that they had the crown that you wear it's got a lot of things we've considered and you know hopefully he and the like to stay
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safe and you know they can compete in the end for october the n.f.l. has become the last north american league to finalize a return to action plan games are scheduled to begin on august with the sandy cup being decided and mates assemble toba trunks on as i said now that will be the host cities offset the high number of coronavirus cases and last push the entire tournament to canada several players that have already opted out because of health concerns. 6 time all-star buster posey has decided to opt out of the upcoming major league baseball season the san francisco giants player has newly adopted twin baby girls and says he doesn't want to risk his or their health during the pandemic shortened 60 a game season is set to start on july the 23rd but in the current state there we are right now and these babies the struggles they are for the next you
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know for months and then. there's also really wasn't that difficult to see decision from based on what it was. or despite 2 teams or dropping out a jew to a high number of positive corner virus tests that major league soccer's comeback torment has just about stayed on track is seattle sounders and in san jose earthquakes that played out of call the straw in the latest game all matches are being paid behind closed doors within a quarantine bubble in florida. japan's major sporting leaves are now starting to allow limited numbers of fans into stadiums the kit is the latest competition to permit reduced capacity crowds the maximum number is that 5000 or 50 percent of the stadium capacity whichever smaller. and woke up went to.
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the number 5 shirt here has died at the age of 85 was a key part of the england team that lifted the trophy in 66 he also made a record number of appearances for leeds united winning the f.a. cup in 1072 as a manager he took the republic of ireland to 2 world cups reaching the quarterfinals in 99. and why every between the 2 a nascar drivers reached a fairly ugly inclusion on friday noel gregson and harrison burton through conscious that each other off the race in kentucky the 2 collided in the final lap so with both cause a brushing in the wall race organizers spoke to both drivers but no penalties or suspensions are expected. to. change the train.
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that was there in time coming so i guess there is a path to get taken i think it's very strange just. happy. and also as well for me i'll be back later on with come up and i thank you look forward to that we are back with more news in a moment as well but for now we leave you with pictures from. of the $95.00 genocide commemorations.
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they signed up for in luxury groups but some would never come close not all over when i went to investigates new zealand's deadly vocal you know eruption on al-jazeera. in the us civil war or what slavery to many. on dating there is a strong possibility that the very 1st fruits that you are eating could have been proxy or table by image slaves in their child's life here in the land of the free thousands of fine lad has tricked into emigrating and trapped by unscrupulous property. to change slaves cause of slavery and 21st century evil on al-jazeera.
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as. the. survivors families dignitaries they pay their respects to the thousands of muslim boys and men killed in the $995.00 srebrenica genocide. but again i'm kemal santa maria here in doha with the world news from al-jazeera iran's president says he won't re-impose a lockdown despite a rise in covert 1000 infections because the economy can't handle it also a setback for press freedom the largest broadcaster in the for.

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