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with it definitely changed my life in a good way with exclusive interviews and in depth report. so not hardly, but he left her because al jazeera has teens on the ground to bring you more award winning documentaries and lied niece ah, a bloody retreat and mass graves, ukrainian officials accused rusher of a deliberate massacre in the town of boucher ah. on carry johnston that this is al jazeera alive from dough. also coming up hunger is a prime minister. victor audubon, secures another turn in office, declaring victory in sundays election should anchors entire cabinet resigns on mass
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as a country grapples with the worst economic crisis in decades. political limbo in pakistan, a prime minister, iran con, dissolves parliament and calls for new elections. ukraine has accused russia carrying out a deliberate massacre in the town of butcher near the capital cave. harrowing footage of bodies in civilian clothing lying in the streets has sparked outrage around the world. ukraine's government says it has evidence of war crimes and is calling for tougher sanctions on moscow. where the killings are alleged to have taken place as russia pulled its troops back from key towns near the capital. officials in boucher say around 300 civilians were killed, many buried in mass graves, with summit showing signs of torture. russia denies the accusations where moscow is now repositioning its forces for increased attacks in the south and east of ukraine
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. and the warning. now you may find the images in this report from iran con, disturbing. most bodies have been removed and the ones that are left have yet to be picked up. each has to be photographed and documented the dead as silent witnesses to what happened here. and what is alleged to have happened is russian soldiers attacking civilians fleeing the city. he saw oh, brother drawer, he went to get some one. when all of a sudden they started shooting, they hit him a bit above the heel, crushing the boat, and he fell down. the chute shouted, don't scream or i will shoot us. then the shut off his left leg completely, then they shot him in the chest and another shot when slightly below the temple it was a control shot to the head daughter. no, no. he. the mayor of ki, visited boucher to show solidarity and express anger. is genocide jill side of ukraine, m population. more than shaw is it, people in russia,
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in the russian government have to bay for that painful prize. officials are gathering evidence and will submit their findings that may well form the basis of a war crimes investigation. you are so busy with the most of the shell, but i am of eaten is because i was here today. we finally have opportunity to reduce to the what hopping and hearing all this view become evidence. in our case, give his glory in the outskirts a boot shop. russian forces shelled houses. the residency. there were effectively held hostage were severely them. the russians broke into our house is in took him over. they told us not to go out at night on the main road leading into boucher. this rushing convoy of heavily armored vehicles lies completely destroyed. it stands testament to the ferocity of the fight. the town was retaken by ukrainian forces on the 31st of march. it's only now that what happened here can be documented. so far the municipality has found $300.00 bodies. but as they search
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the town, that figure could rise much higher. i've counted at least 10 dead bodies down this road. they're waiting to be picked up that we take into the morgue. well, they'll be recorded and eventually even picked up perhaps by their loved ones. although the bodies will be removed from this road, the scars that this town is feeling will take a lot longer to heal as well. the clean up gregory tries to sweep away some of their debris, but it's almost futile. he tries anyway, but the scale of destruction is simply too much m. ron con our desert, beecham, or ukrainian precedent for them as lensky says, the soldiers responsible on monsters. best for a dining. normally, presidents don't record addresses like mon today, but today i have to say this is after what was discovered and butcher and the other cities in places liberated from the invaders. hundreds of people torture to death
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shot the hateful people, bodies on straight lines around houses and even did body everywhere. looting concentrated evil, came to our country murderers, rapists, robin looters that call themselves and ami, and they all deserve the death penalty after what they have done. russia defense ministry says ukraine's accusations are unfounded. and all that miniature units left boucher 4 days before the footage was released as a whole barrel has more now from moscow there's been a statement from the russian ministry of defense dismissing the report about must murder in butcher. they say that the food is coming from that is a provocation. and they also said in a statement that when they took over the butcher, people were given access to leave. the area include including tours north towards
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barrows. they also say that their forces left bullshit on the 30th of march, and that before that the ukrainians were to blame for massive shelling of the southern outskirts of butcher. and i have to say that since the start of the military operations of russians having saying that the, facing an unprecedented misinformation disinformation war and they have been accusing the west, the americans for deflecting the attention on the core issues of russia has been dealing with and they say that we've been telling them that we have a huge concern about the military situation and in ukraine, but those parties were incomplete denial about realities on the ground. the killings in boots should have promot global outrage. the secretary general of the united nations has called for an independent investigation into the death mike, hannah reports now from washington d. c. the images emerging from the town of boucher have central ripples of shock
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and revulsion around the globe. indeed, this is genocide appearing on a u. s. net worth ukraine's president cited them as yet more proof that russia is conducting a campaign of genocide. we the citizens of ukraine. and we don't want to be subdued to the policy of russians. and this is the reason we're being destroyed and exterminated them. this is happening in the europe of the 21st century. so this is the torture of the whole nation. rushes aggression, us secretary of state, describe the images as a punch to the gut. since the aggression we've come out and said that we believe that russian forces have committed a war crimes. and we've been working to, to document that to provide the information that we have to the relevant institutions and organizations that will put all of this together. and there needs to be accountability for the reaction of the u. s. western allies was summed up by
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the german chancellor. the modern fancy list mister kink, subrogation. the murder of civilians is a war crime. we must relentlessly investigate these crimes committed by the russian armed forces. i demand that international organizations, such as the international committee of the red cross, be given access to these areas to document the atrocities and the perpetrators. and those in charge of the must be held accountable by listen. so i soft consoling that the issue of accountability is echoed in a statement by the un secretary general. i'm deeply shocked by the images of civilians killed in boucher ukraine. he says, it's essential that an independent investigation leads to effective accountability . in his interview, president lensky also called for increased sanctions, but added that what was even more important was formal security guarantees from the
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u. s. in particular. the secretary of state's sanctions are continually being reviewed and if necessary, tightened. but the by that administration has been silent on the issue of written security guarantees. and that will be a matter for discussion at the white house in coming days, as well as in congress. mike, hannah jazeera washington, russian missiles have targeted the southern port of a death, so which houses ukraine's main naval base. russia says it destroyed an oil refinery and fuel storage facilities used by ukraine's military. there is a focus for moscow, has its forces, tried to cut ukrainian troops off from the back sea loom little dome, which i was at home. and it was scary because the walls were shaking. i went out and saw that there was an explosion near my home and i thought a tank on burning. it was a big explosion like if an aeroplane crashed. i've never seen something like that. we need to close the sky because you don't want an attack against me and before it
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was better, i did not think of sending my family out of the city. i had some shooting and the defenses working in the past. not like office are too scared. not for myself, for my kid, i will take the weapons in my hands if needed against rocky. you can't fight those weapon. or stephanie deca has more from the v in western ukraine. they have been preparing for weeks. this is the 1st significant attack on nadisa at the fuel depot . it is in line with russia strategy. they've been doing this in several cities across the country. they're been rocket fired adolescent. we've also seen those air defense, red tracer fire in the sky, against them pretty much on a nightly basis. but this is the 1st time they've hit it. now the russians say this is because those fuel depots are being used to resupply troops. and nikolai of nikolai of is a city around 200 kilometers away and that the ukrainians have managed to keep the russian ground forces from taking. and that is the last front line,
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really when it comes to the russians and moving on to odessa, usually strategic. it's ukraine's biggest port and if they manage, then to get that entire southern part, they would cut off ukraine from its entire access to the sea to the black sea into the as of c. but it's been proving difficult in the beginning of this conflict. they were talking about a potential naval landing on the beaches of odessa. they have been heavily mind, but certainly all the military analysis points to if those ground troops don't get much closer to the city, that's not going to be possible. i think we're gonna have to wait and see if they're now going to step up the attacks on michael i of again, to try to move forward. let's take a closer look at why odessa was so important for both sides in the conflict. it has ukraine's largest c port, handling 65 percent of all its imports and exports. ukraine does not have the use of any other large port, if it loses odessa. the ne, this headquarters are also there. it was moved after rushes annexation of crimea in
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2014. if russia catches a desert, could effectively dominate the northern coast of the black sea. and that would also help the kremlin to open a land corridor to trans mistrial, a russian speaking breakaway region of moldova. andre, onto coff is a russian political analyst. he thinks the main goal of the attack on odessa was to impact the ukranian navies. few supplies. it is too early to talk about capturing the city. you see there is a city or nikolai to the east and russia doesn't control it at the moment. so before taking this, it will have to take the city of nicholas. but in. busy the same time just isn't important for the ghost of the black sea. and so if the russian manages to get to, to free the city. so russia will cut the ukraine of all experts or in 1st. so rush will, will be able to make pressure on ukraine,
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the more pressure on ukraine, economical pressure, and so on. this is the thing as for oil refinery. so those strikes to seeing. i think the main goal is to make sure to just do the ukrainian army if you will, shortages, of course, especially in the future of nikolai, that i mentioned previously. so this is the point, and i think it's too early to talk about the way to operation in odessa or even in nikolai because the concentration now is the bus region. and i think there will be the most the most significant action for fighting hunger is that prime minister, victor, all of that has declared victory in an election, overshadowed by the war and neighboring ukraine. oregon is a close ally of russian president vladimir putin and preliminary results give his
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party 135 seats in the 199 than the apartment is the country's longest serving leader since the fall of communism in 1990. andrew simmons has more from hundreds capital, with a passion, think to all band with a crowd elated with his victory chanting to him, he declared that it was a major victory more than the will not more than he expected, but as large as last time. and he said it was so big he could see it from the moon, and he could certainly see it from brussels. the bob reference the european union. now he's a leader who's the longest serving. they really you and he's one of its chief critics. he's monster the on many occasions, over issues where he considers you liberal when his policies are well criticized by many people as being semi authoritarian. some go further than that.
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he regarded himself as the hub man of europe, and he has indeed managed to turn things around after some very negative result of his visit to moscow. 3 weeks before a russia invaded ukraine and his meeting with vladimir putin, a gas deal, and some talk of, of peacekeeping, but certainly no results. and then beyond that, he was part of the e u decision on sanctions, which played out negatively with russia obviously. and he got himself in a bit of a fix, but he turned that around somehow. and then we move on then to this. quite remarkable, it seemed at the start of it advantage that the opposition have, they've had a unification of 6 separate opposition. parties in neighboring serbia,
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the incumbent president's is also one reelection here to the ukraine war, overshadowed the campaign. most exit poll predictions gave the president alexander church nearly 60 percent of the vote, which tried to do a balancing act throughout the campaign. by talking about serbia's traditional ties with moscow, while at the same time voicing aspirations to join, the european union was still ahead. on the al jazeera, they've been dependent on animals for thousands of years. now the climate crisis is dramatically affecting livelihoods in somalia. ah, let's go with your weather story for the americas. hello, everyone. good to see. looks like severe weather threat continues. texas oklahoma, right into arkansas. some of these storms could be severe,
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and we've got downpours for florida, southern florida to be expected on monday as we side toward the north on settle conditions, great lakes into the northeast. but look at this swath of snow or the canadian province of nova scotia. this going to be a full out snow storm up to $25.00 centimeters expected. off to the west. we go vigorous system here as well. so rain, wind and snow over the higher ground for british columbia into the pacific northwest. and that wet weather is now starting to drift further south into northern california. i stay though in los angeles with the hiv 24 degrees central america, thunder downpours in the forecasts for costa rica and panama. and as we look at the top tier of south america, it's our usual storms coming. and going here though, to branch of rain and rio de janeiro stay triggered a landside that swept away 7 homes. and really not too far away from this area. we've got storms rumbling across, paraguay right into the southeast of brazil. this includes puerto old lay gray with
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the hive 24 night. stay though in montevideo, coming in at 18 degrees. that's it. susan. ah, ah, the shake um odd award for translation and international. i'm just and it is accepting nominations for the year 2022 from february 15th until august, 15th this year for more information. go to w w, w dot h t a dot q a slash e m ah
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ah, you're watching, i'll just hear a reminder of our top stories. this ukraine has accused russia of carrying out a deliberate massacre, killing some 300 civilians. as its troops retreated from the town of boucher, it says it has evidence of war crimes, but moscow denies the accusations. more explosions have been reported in the southern ukrainian or to desa, which was hit by russian missiles earlier. moscow says it destroyed an oil refinery and 3 fuel storage facilities used by ukraine to supply its troops. new hungary is a prime minister to all that has declared victory in an election, overshadowed by the war neighboring ukraine is close alliance, russian president, putin, and friend of the results give his party 135 seats, 199 with all of shall anchors cabinet
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ministers have resigned except the prime minister. earlier on sunday, hundreds of people including opposition and peace, defied a curfew to protest against the unprecedented economic crisis. government declared a state of emergency often violent constrictions. it's banned all public gatherings and blocked social media. well, there's anger level, severe shortages of food, fuel and medicines. let so bring in mary m young. now she's executive director of the u. s. council on lanka. she joins us from washington. d. c. good to have you with us her violent protests, resignations, of cabinet ministers. can the president survive this? i say that's a good question right now. i think that other people have been pushed so far. i'm not sure that they will except him staying in power. just how
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bad then is that economic situation in sri lanka for the population in general, as you say, and what has caused this? well, it's extremely bad and it has been bad for some time. and it's now such that there are shortages of food. there is very little fuel available, hospitals are running out of madison and power cuts are, are up to 13 hours a day. so you can imagine how difficult that must be and, and the people, of course, have dealt with 2 years of the pandemic. and before that, after the easter bombings, the financial situation was not great because of the loss of the tourist earned
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income. and they again were hit with it during the pandemic. but it's also gross mismanagement of the finances by the government that has really led to this, the supposed to be a dramatic turnaround, doesn't it? and fortune's for president roger packs who sweat to power with a majority in 2019 while things turn. so yes, him yes, he really came in on a land slide. but the people who were out protesting on the street, many of them would have elected him and he came in, ah, partly on the sense of the people wanted security. he really capitalized on the easter bombing and he is known as, i mean here, his background is the military. he was formerly secretary of defense. and so ah,
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that they thought he would bring order, but he has just so badly mismanaged it. i, i think, given how much support he had that it, they really have been pushed up against a wall, tu, tu, tu, react like this? ok, we'll leave it there. miram young, executive director of the usaa council on the, to like a thank you very much indeed. for joining us, welcome, pakistan's opposition is challenging a decision by prime minister eman can't dissolve parliament and hold a new election in 3 months. con, had been facing the prospect of a defeat in a confidence vote table by and piece of the supreme court will hear the opposition's petition on monday. some a bunch of aid reports from santa that our members of parliament arrived, expecting a vote of no confidence. but in what some say appeared to be a planned exercise, the newly appointed law minister said the resolution was linked to a foreign conspiracy. la garza, i'm the deputy speaker,
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immediately dismissed the lord for spoke against prime minister in mount han minutes after he appeared on stevie presidents. i'd go advised his dear. i advised the president to dissolve the national assembly under article 58 in austin nation to prepare for fresh elections with buyers and sellers. and on queue. the president announced the dissolution of the assembly. opposition and bes paul, the actions illegal and unconstitutional. in the absence of the speaker and his deputy, an interim speaker in a 195, m. p. went ahead with the vote of no confidence, a simple goat has turned into a constitutional crisis. according to the opposition, the only way forward is abiding by democratic norms. and the rule of law in pakistan, it's a quote. the constitution of pakistan does, has one legitimate democratic means to remove the prime minister on our constitution does not allow for a, for them to not hold. we'll do today on the,
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on the new consciousness motions as our constitution does not allow the speaker to promote the session. as they have done. our constitution does not allow the president of pakistan to try and dissolve the assemblies. well, this machine is spending, so all that is done today is not to force a free and fair election. is to force an unfair election to create a constitutional crisis in an exceptional decision. the supreme court, her opposition's plea, and he should notice as to all concerned parties. is this a banana republic, or is it a constitutional republic? i honestly feel that this is not going to turn into a banana republic if the millions of pakistani, so feel and think and act like i do have any little say in the matter the deputy attorney general has resign thing. his government's actions were unconstitutional. while the government has indicated that elections will be held in 90 days, no prime minister has ever completed 5 years in office in pakistan,
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and not for the 1st time. it's democracy, he's looking to the judiciary to help it survive a constitutional crisis from a job without a 0 his arm about at least one person has been killed and dozens more injured in an explosion at a money exchange. hobbin cobble tele bonds, interior ministry says a would be thief through a grenade that money traders. explosion was the 1st in months and after i've gone a stone produces more than 90 percent of the world's heroin. the taliban has banned the cultivation of opium poppies. many farmers have been growing opium, partly to survive a devastating drought and a crumbling economy controlling the illegal drugs. trade has been one of the major demands from the international community. the taliban has been seeking formal international recognition and relief from sanctions. somalia is in the grip of its worst drought in 40 years. it's especially bad for the 5000000 somalis who make
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a living herding animals. many people are still living in camps after droughts in 20112017. malcolm went reports from a gal, kyle, we found her dear mohammed k deer and her daughter i am sitting under a tree waiting for rain. she was told some rain fell 400 kilometers from here. so spent weeks walking there with her goats, but didn't find any posture. so she walked back. most of our lives dog died on the way. like we depended on the livestock because we would eat them and sell them, but that is no more. our priority now is finding water, some people are drinking salt water and it's giving them diarrhea. we need fresh water and food as now we cannot eat or sell the livestock because they are very weak. dear is one of more than 5000000 people affected by the drought in somalia, about a 3rd of the population. many of them are herders who move around with their animals
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following rains and seeking posture, camels and the go county. this. what's happened to most of the bushes here after the last 3 rainy seasons have failed. and so this is what's happened to many of the animals and it's the animals enable people to live in this dry environment. the, even at the best of times is difficult to survive in the plains across which to heard his move, where they are animals a dry as far as the i can see. and it's the same in parts of the country where people greg crops to major rivers in the south have dried up the surrounding areas used to be known as the bread basket of somalia. people here say it's the 1st time this is happened in living memory. near the dry river, we met up durham anew. abraham, where they used to water his crops. he's joined the hundreds of thousands of people moving into comes after their farms. sailed an animals died. he's 70 years old and
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lived through several drowns, including severe ones in 20112017. but he says none have been as bad as this. then my other, the wind motor drought happened d. b, as in the past. people fetch to deliver for water. but now very, very dry all the way from the, the border to the see. many of those displaced by the past routes are still in the camps. when able to restart, their farms will restock their herds. to un says people in rural somalia are among the least able to cope with changing climate following 30 years of conflict. climate change is directly related to the drought that we are witnessing now. the frequency of those climatic shock is and are increasing people who live in rural areas. their capacity to recover from the shocks, easy, extremely, extremely challenging because because of the frequency of the shocks back in the north, the herd is his animals have died and moving into camps 2 people have survived here,
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heading animals for thousands of years as the droughts become more frequent and more severe is not clear if their way of life can continue or how they will survive . malcolm web al jazeera galka somalia. ah, i'm carry johnson with the headlines now on al jazeera ukraine has accused russia of carrying out the deliberate massacre. kidding, some 300 civilians and his troops retreated from the town of boots and keep. it says it has evidence of war crimes. but moscow denies the accusations. the secretary general of the united nations is called for an independent investigation . ukraine at president william as lensky says, the russian soldiers responsible are monsters base for a dining. normally presidents don't record addresses like mon today, but.


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