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well you know. some of it i like. saudi arabia sentences 5 people to death in connection with the murder of the journalist. but the most senior saudi suspected of being a ringleader walks free provoking accusations of a travesty of justice. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching our jazzier live from london also coming up on the program boeing fires its c.e.o. after a year of setbacks started by 2 deadly crashes involving its 737 max jetliner india's
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opposition congress party stages national protests against a controversial new citizenship law and of live near putin travels aboard the controversial 1st ever a directory a link between russia and crimea. 5 people have been sentenced to death in saudi arabia for the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi but the human rights group amnesty international has branded the trial a whitewash and the washington post said it was a sham the identities of those convicted were not revealed at the closed door trial in riyadh the criminal court cleared the former royal aide sowed out the timing who was widely suspected of being a ring leader and mohamed al who was the saudi consul general in istanbul where hotshot jew was murdered former deputy intelligence chief alice sciri was also
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released due to insufficient evidence 3 other people go to jail terms totaling 24 years well charges murder sparked international condemnation the kingdom denied links to the hit squad quit killing but some of the team did work for the saudi crown prince and reports. 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 not to mask images 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
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tani in the murder he was advisor to crown prince mohammed bin summoned before his sacking soon after killing the turkish chief prosecutor's office in istanbul filed 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 she stood that the killing of mr ease a state killing it is not a killing by rogue of his shoulders as the country of the government continued to do to pretend at least under international human rights you know 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 although tavi who showed journalists around the consulate in istanbul also cleared middle of siri the kingdom's former deputy intelligence chief started doing a plan of both of the journalism watchdog reporters without borders says justice
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has been trampled why their mama been so i'm on he was in contact with i don't call pani just before and after the murder of her my life this is what the cia based in part it's this edition that that might have been film on was very high probability responsible for doing 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
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this was a heinous crime like this but i take full responsibility as 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 joining us now from washington d.c. is. the executive director of the arab center of washington he was a friend of jamal thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera so this trial and you know the verdict the sentencing has been called a whitewash a sham what do you make of it. it's definitely a classic whitewash it's an attempt to close this case to close this file and without achieving justice for the time and his family
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and his friends basically we haven't learned one thing new from this investigation and this procedure. that we didn't know before still the people who gave the order that this people who disposed of the body the location of this dismembered body. all these questions remain answered besides i feel this is not even the end of the story i think this is the 1st step. another attempt which will follow a legal term typical in saudi arabia that will plug probably totally liquidate this case completely and close it without any sense of justice and transparency. what would you say that that next step would be then the next step my guess would be typical in a traditional legal system particularly an islamic legal system like in saudi
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arabia the family of the deceased or the victim will be given the option to basically pardon the guilty parties in agreement over cash with their families and with the government so once we basically go through this process chances are that the 5 people who have been sentenced to death according to this press conference today would most probably be pardoned and so what you're saying it is 5 people would have to ask jamal khashoggi families at the permission is is that is that what you're saying. correct correct that's the traditional system in saudi arabia and there is no reason for this step but to be pursued i guess you know another complication is the fact they don't really know the identities of the people involved but it does seem that as far as saudi arabia is concerned they probably think that you know this is justice done and they're going to leave it at that what pressure do you think will be or should be put on this case of by the
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international community. let me say this if it weren't for some pressure put by the international community particularly the media colleagues . in the media his family you want rights groups across the world we wouldn't have gotten that far we wouldn't even have had this. even though it's a sham but we wouldn't have even had that type of a court proceedings i think that should continue the case is not over the investigation is not over and i think that pressure should continue and i hope that in the future that additional pressure will pay off in the sense that the saudis did what they did yesterday and today because of economic and political reasons they're under pressure but they didn't do any good for the judicial judicial
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aspect or the jurisprudence aspect of the case that would that is the remaining part that needs to be pursued justice delayed is justice denied in this case highly jessen executives' director of the arab center of washington thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us thank you. the chief executive of the u.s. airline manufacturer boeing has resigned less than a week after the company suspended production of its best selling aircraft boeing says the leadership change is necessary to restore confidence 9 months after the 737 max jet crisis also in jordan has more now from washington d.c. . 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.
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dennis mullen burge for breaching the public's trust. 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. 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 $737.00 max is returned to the skies and lawsuits are pending a lawsuit alleges that. why an air crash was in part
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a result of a recently dangerous condition of boeing $737.00 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 a setback in its space business its starglider transport shuttle sopper technical problems forcing nasa to ditch a planned docking with the international space station the new c.e.o. david cole who takes charge in january it's now up to him to reassure everyone that boeing is taking their faith in flying seriously. washington turkeys the fence ministry says at least 8 civilians have been killed in a car bombing in northern syria it happened near the border between the 2 countries
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in the turkish town of soup a woman and child are among the dead several others have been wounded no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. india's main opposition party has led the latest major protest over a controversial new citizenship will it grants citizenship to religious minorities from 3 neighboring countries but it excludes muslims elizabeth poor and i'm reports now from new delhi. it was another crackdown in the heart of the capitol. police detaining protesters outside the federal headhunters of clutter pradesh state. was 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. where the internet remains cut off in many parts and large gatherings a back and. elsewhere in the capital
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a similar outcry. the 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 protest is that actually that it was 2 funny 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. but joined 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 gonna 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 sit in at raj got
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a memorial to mahatma gandhi the aim to invoke the spirit of gandhi's inspirational campaign the civil rights yet wants to do. this constitution is drafted by people of all faiths the voices of the new deal and muslims sikhs and christians is an integral part of the constitution and you cannot attack it and if you do the nation will stop and. i elsewhere in india more large protests thousands marched in the southern cities of chennai bengal and hi there about. despite the largest protests against his government since he was 1st elected 5 years ago prime minister linda 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 . that's not enough for his critics people at all the trouble was
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i know. i'm still. on the run. so to come on al jazeera president warns countries in west africa that he's reluctant to send peacekeeping soldiers where they're not wanted and the discovery of not one but 6 new planets outside our solar system by a strong numbers in the u.k. . the weather does look set to remain unsettled across europe more wets and windy but mild weather sweeping through
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a little quieter across western parts now that storms also and fabien have made their way out of the way clear skies coming back into the upper peninsula at least for a time was weather now making its way away from southern italy through greece and heading over towards turkey where it's looking pretty poor across at least the sort of the mediterranean choppy waters some strong winds battering through here very wet weather to snow with the turkish mountains some snow to around the generic outside and across the alps as well wherever you are over the next couple days it does look likely to stay on the mild side if you're looking for a white christmas little chance of that unless you're over the high ground even in moscow temperatures getting up to 3 degrees celsius which is around 7 degrees about the seasonal normal sea temperatures around. london. and paris the next area cloud away that's waiting in the wings and that will push into western parts of europe as we go on into the latter part of the week the latter part of the year whether that be talking about across the side of the med well that will bring want to coastal
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shells to the into northern parts of egypt driving further east was this would go on through wednesday for most is dry. for you protesting about how does this impact where their online life based mental state i'm directly out of translating slavery or if you join us on sat this is an attack on academic freedom and on our ability to do research and teach freely this is a dialogue myanmar is not making it very welcoming for people to come back everyone has a voice climate change is real the discussion is real and i'm here to talk about the solutions i'm out is iraq.
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welcome back is a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera saudi arabia's public prosecutor says 5 people have been sentenced to death and 3 sentenced to 24 years in prison for the murder of the saudi journalist. but the court cleared 4 former royal aide sowed a tiny was widely suspected of being a ringleader and other top figures leading to accusations of a whitewash and a sham trial u.s. airline manufacturer of boeing's chief executive dennis willem berg has resigned less than a week after the company suspend the production of its best selling aircraft. 3 days of national mourning have been the cleric in a very after the death of the head of the country's army 18 year old general i made again led the state's response to mass protests which forced out the country's
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president earlier this year or a burden manly reports for years he was the chief of staff of the algerian national army but a man to guide salah would mostly be remembered for being behind the resignation of president abdelaziz bouteflika after 2 decades in office. on march 26th the c.m. not normal after hundreds of thousands about jerry and marched in the streets demanding an end to the regime. it was guide sellers televised speech urging beautifully could quit the made that a reality the armed but the rest of many of beautifully his allies a month later supported the newly appointed interim leader after. i would. you have been so good i would like to confirm in truth that the
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transitional period to prepare for the presidential elections to take place with the oversight of the national people's army which will keep watch over the course of this transition in lot of the mutual trust between the people and their army. just last week attending the inauguration of the new president at the table. but many protests of the boycotted the election that brought him to power saying those little choice of candidates the only stop left elite. guide seller has spent his adult life in the armed forces. a former officer of the national liberation army and then the out chair in people's national armed forces he spent years working his way to the top of the army. he forged out areas war of independence between 19 154-2962 against the french and was considered a hero in his country. in 1903 he was promoted to the role of lieutenant general
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as a close to then president beautifully in 2004 he became chief of staff of the r. jury in people's national army on september 15th 2013 vice minister of defense but he had rivals they included the powerful head of algeria secret services mohammad mehdi and known as general taufiq but he was removed in september 2015 making got salah the head of the armed forces. that in february this year in a sudden wave of protests algerians demanded the entire regime step down. in a major u. turn guide summer ended his loyalty to beautifully and joined the calls from protesters for the president to resign. however many are jerry and turned. and called for his resignation and and to the
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military state. russia's president has taken the 1st ride across the kerchiefs strait all a newly constructed railway linking moscow and st petersburg to crimea the mayor putin says it will carry around 40000000 passengers and about 13000000 tons of freight next year ukraine says its construction is illegal and it wants the black sea peninsula back russia annexed the region from ukraine in 2014 that the rail link between russia and crimea is being described by critics as a violation of international law until 5 years ago the crimean peninsula was only accessible from mainland ukraine travelers wanting to get to and from russia at the fly or take a ferry after russian troops alex crimea in 2014 people voted yes in a referendum to join the russian federation and president. putin announced that the station to build
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a $4000000000.00 bridge without the consent of ukraine's government spending 1000 kilometers it is the longest in eastern europe and opened last year when putin drove a drive a truck over it the u.s. an e.u. imposed the sanctions on companies involved in its construction now trains are running on a 2 for us from st petersburg to crimea as large a city that sebastopol and from moscow to the capital simferopol on tuesday. well former nato chief of staff mark simone called ski says it shows that russia is solidifying its control over crimea it's increased its nose very presence crimea so the economic element is critical without a bridge currently it is essentially isolated and increasing russian tourism and economic links to the mainland is critical so many ways is something that is expected but still violates international law the other piece about this bridge i think is critical is its military in a way that it correctly creates
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a choke point and hazard for creating shipping that this group was constructed an agreement with ukraine it would've been a lot higher and so many ways the russians are using this group's choke off ukraine economically just like they've created as a lifeline of crimea showcases russia's continued interest in undermining ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity and also rejecting international sanctions that have been put in place against russia the international community rejects that sanctions and yes russia and it's not only crimea that's going to come under russian domination there are 2 problems in eastern ukraine that russia continues to occupy that are part cranium territory so in many ways the crimea story is a larger part of the future of ukraine in the future of europe because russia's interests and ambitions extend beyond crimea. the organization for security and cooperation in europe says a prisoner swap has been agreed between ukraine and russia it will take place
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before the end of the year this follows a cease fire agreement between ukraine and russia in paris earlier this month it was the 1st face to face meeting between the leaders volodymyr zelinsky and vladimir putin and that tackling the conflict that has killed around $13000.00 people since 2014 at the end of a visit to west africa the president of france has called for clarity over the future role of french troops in securing the region emmanuelle macross says he is reluctant to send soldiers the countries where their presence presence is in clearly wanted across in any shares president mohammed who is so full discuss the recent attacks by fighters linked eisel and al qaeda in the sahara desert region a summit gathering of the 5 countries of this hellish to take place in france next month. places with friends and an international presence is not accepted clearly we will draw the necessary inclusions because we are talking about
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sovereign states if you suffer in state in the region says i don't need a french or an international military presence we should not be there and the deidre says more now from a brooch. well basically this is of the 1st time president mccone is making this statement we go he was saying he was category and saying that african leaders need to tell him exactly whether or not they need french troops on their soil but the recent situation now is such that president mccrone needs to hear from these leaders because of the growing. voices in the region about french role actual french role in calming tensions and ending the violence in the sahara and other parts of west africa because of al qaida because of islamic state in the band because of. all these attacks that we've been seeing violent attacks in recent weeks have been rising and people are wondering that with the presence of 4000
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fight more than 1500 french troops in the region they can't understand why these things are not being brought under control and if i thought. it was in mali just last week the the question people are asking was that why are these attacks increasing by the day and you when you listen to african leaders the president of the president of mali president of bulking apostle talking about these attacks growing in sophistication and. then in terms of the number of these attacks being carried out without hindrance this by the presence of multinational forces remember missler the united nations mission in mali still there there are thousands of troops there and the prince president presence there is also something that many west africa's feel that they should be able to control the situation from escalating to this level. mexico's foreign ministry says it's deeply concerned
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about the presence of $150.00 members of the bolivian security services who are monitoring the mexican ambassador and embassy in bolivia mexico granted the former bolivian president evo morales asylum after his resignation in the wake of a disputed presidential election but alice is now in argentina where the government has indicated it will give him political asylum 6 new planets outside our solar system have been discovered by astronomers in the u.k. these are artist's impressions of the various planetary systems each of the so-called exoplanets orbit stars which are around 160 to 440 light years from earth now the planets are extremely hot making it difficult to determine the type of type of rock on each surface scientists say with further research they could hold the key to unlocking the geology of planets in our solar system including mercury venus mars and earth i wanted to work out if there's an
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official wording of pre-selecting star that might have the planets so these are stars that previously we didn't necessarily know. them. and we used a particular signature in the light coming from the star. and we measured we looked it up that signature for quite a few stars those days it is about 2 and a half to big 1000 stars we have this base specific measurement that they were interested in and it turns out that about 40 of those have a very unique property which tells us something that tells us that these these stars may did harbor the planets but that's only really the 1st stage because we need to go before we need to actually see if they really do. lives and that's that's the work that we that we become you know. and it turns out that the method
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we've used is it seems to be very efficient so all those stars which was of observed in which we have sufficient number of measurements of the stars have in fact warmer climates so this is a very efficient technique for identifying us back to. the reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera saudi arabia's public prosecutor has sentenced 5 people to death and 3 others to prison for the murder of the washington post journalist jamal khashoggi the verdicts signify the end of a year long trial in which more than 11 saudis were tried however those closest to the royal court appears have been exonerated leaving human rights group amnesty international to brand the trial a whitewash a spokesman for saudi arabia's public prosecutor said the murder was not
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premeditated you have an i am and the whole that the investigation is carried out by the public prosecution revealed that there was no provocation not murder at the beginning of this assignment it was a spur of the moment action when the leading negotiator inspected the consulate premises and it was established to him that it was impossible to have the victim may he rest in peace transported to a safe place to continue with negotiations consultations were made with a leading negotiator and it was agreed with the perpetrators to kill the victim inside the consulate. u.s. airline manufacturer boeing is chief executive has resigned less than a week after the company suspended production of its best selling aircraft venezuelan berg will be replaced replaced by the chairman david carloads starting next month boeing says the changes necessary to restore confidence shares in the company have fallen by more than 20 percent since march that's when the 737 max
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aircraft was grounded because of 2 fatal crashes turkey's defense ministry says that at least 8 civilians have been killed in a car bombing in northern syria it happened near the border between the 2 countries in the turkish town of suit a woman and child are among the dead and no one is it claimed responsibility for the attack. in india there have been more major demonstrations against the controversial new citizenship call the country's main opposition congress party led a massive rally in new delhi on monday opponents say the legislation is anti muslim and undermines india's secular constitution stay with us coming up next the stream examines why black women are more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than white women in the us.
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ok and you know in the strain today it's not a new story but it's one that continues to us down and why is maternal health in the united states so bad but take a look at the statistics the stories behind the numbers and the work that some are tirelessly doing to reverse the trite i'm really good bill and this conversation is live on you tube where we welcome your questions and your comments for our gaffes on this is a show we've had a lot of feedback on already with people wanting to share their stories so here are just a couple. i knew the statistics of black woman in our maternal health i knew of the stories of black women dying in childbirth and it freaked me out when i became
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pregnant because i did not want to be a statistic i want every appointment with lots of questions i would ask everything i wanted to know and it didn't matter because.


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