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reportin new york, i am laura a's government is in crisis. an investigationnto the murder of a prominent journalist has led t protests and a string of resignations. new reporting shows president trump knew about the whistleblower complaint before releasing aid to ukrai after thanksgiving, the impeachment inquiry goes back into high gear. plus, for decades mr. rogers offered kids life lessons. now a new film starring tom has shows how one journalist was chged forever by the nicest man in the world. laura: for those watching on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." we start tonight's program in maa. an investigation into the alrder of a jout has led to resignations from the government. daphne caruana galizia was
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investigating corruption when she was killed by a car bomb two years ago. now an alleged middtoman he murder has been given a presidential pardon in exchange for evidence. as the scandal unfoldsthere are calls for the prime minister to resign. damian grammaticas rorts. damian: "mafia," they shout, n."corruptio" the targets inside malta's parliament. why are you here tonight? t because not only have they kill the journalst for money and power, but they have knees.rought the country to its damian: that journalists and mother of three sons was daphne caruana galizia. two years agothree men were rested for planting the bomb that blew up her car. who ordered the kling? and have investigations been slow because they were protected from hig up?
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in the crowds was heknees. >> it disgusting that nothing has been done the past two years. weeed justice from when he answers. damian: what is energize the protests is the sens that corruption might finally be tackled in malta. investigators are focusing on the richest and most powerful people on the island. inside the eu, malta has acquired wealth. wrote about where the murky connections of richrich etes. investigators arrested one of malta's richest men. konrad mizzi stepped down, and so did the chief ofeetaff. he hasquestioned by police. this evening, prime minister josephuscat was defiant. malta's opposition want him to stand aside so he cannot of
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interfere in the invesgation. he refused. outside the prime minister's office, daphne caruana galizia's sister told me that cos uption malta abled is an issue all of europe should worry about. >> imported for the security of everybody in europe. investigators in malta are kind to find -- tryirt to follow a money trail and to make sure they can follow that wherever the evidence leads and implicated faces justice. laura: justice -- damian: justice, meaning all of the corporate and the--rooked and shady her sister wrot pabout oursuit. laura: the growing scandal in malta over corruption. president trump is in florida for the thanksgiving holiday, but that has not stopped the news on the impeachment inquiry. "the new york times" is reporting that the pre was briefed on the whistleblower complaint regarding his ukraine dealings before he unfrozen military aid for the country in september.
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this comes as democrats are gearing up for more hearings next week. our washington correspondent chris buckler joined me earlier. what questions does the new timeline raise? chris: during the impeachment inquiry there have been a series of injections officials that military aid to ukraine was suspended while president trump pushed for investigations by the country into his politicalin rivalsuding potential presidential challenger joe biden. republicans and mr. trump himself have always said that the military aid ultimately was paid to ukraine, and beyond that, no investigations were launched. however, there are no questions -- there areti now real qus aboutg, timnd that is becausof a "new york times" report that said while esident trump said that things were not connected, those things were not connected after white house lawyers told him of a histleblower complaint th been launched into the phone call that president trump held with his ukrainian counterpart,
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president itnly after that in early september that he specifically unfroze military aid to ukraine, and when he started mentioning the phrase "no quid pro quo," essentially saying that one thing was not dependent on the other and military aid was not contingent on investigations being launched into his laura: chris, is the president now backing away from his personal lawyer rudy giuliani, who was the go-between on ukrae? chris: yeah, rudy giuliani was always seen as the man airdropped into ukraine to ph for these however, interview with former fox news anchor bill o'reilly, president trump sa specifically that he did not direct mr. giuliani to go to ukraine. he also said he believed that mr. giuliani had business e, butgs in ukra suggested he did not know anything about it. that has been interpreted by
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some that he is trying to distance himself from his personal lawyer. it must be said that mr. giuliani also made clear that as far as he was concerned, mr. trump was not going to be in a position where he threw him under the bus, althougeshe did suthat he had insurance -- that is what he called it -- insurance to ensure that did not happen. he did not elaborate o that might be, but a lot of uppeople's ears perke laura: indeed. what can we expect next week when the impeachment hearings resume? chris: we go into the next phasi of one committee finished their work and they are drafting the report, the intelligence committee. now it goes to the judicia committee. it is likely they will call legal experts to talk about drawing up potential articles of impeachment against the president.f mr. trump himss been invited to attend, but it is highly unlikely he will do that, not least because he will be on the other side of the atlantic at a meeting with nato allies in london. you can imagine he will be watching and perhaps tweeting.
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laura: i would think so. chris buckler, thank you. hundreds of people are thought to have died in east a after heavy rains and flash flooding hit several countries. in the congolese capital, by relentless downpours. the u.n. says 120 people have died in kenya, where landslides and floodwaters swept away homes. ofr africa correspondent has been to meet somhe survivors, and she sent this report. reporter: i am in a school that has been converted io a rescue camp. hundredsf people have gathered here, most of them women and children, and they st they have walked for days to get to this facility. their homes and firms were completely destroyed by the oods and landslides. >> i was running away when the waters were coming down. i fell and broke my leg and have been in pain since then. my children carried me to this place. it is now that i've been attended to. reporter: a team of medical
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personnel has come here to help these people, and most of the receiving are ar soft-tissue injuries. but there are couple coming in with fractured limbs, and the most affected are children. the doctors say they are developing chest complations because of the cold and they han't have a place to stay. another big thinbeen the doctors cannot go beyond where we are now because the are impassable. as much there are people on the her side who still need help. >> all the bridges have been swept. the mudslides have covered the ads. that is where we think there is a bigger number of patients that need to be attended. the only meanss through there. reporter: more people are expected to flow into this camp and others in various parts of e affected region.
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the number of the dead is expected to go up becauses offici say there are people who are still missing. >> some places can we e retrieving some bodies, some hands, some legs, and need somes fo test so we can know who they are. reporter: the weatherman experienced in thion and will be other areas across the country, and an appeal has been made to people who are living in landslide-prone areas to move to second roads. laura: the opposition labor party in britain says it has proof that the governing conservatives will put the national health service up for sale in a future trade deal with united states. jeremy corbyn says they want relaxation of price controls and prime minister borohnsons. says this is total nonsense.
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re is our political editor laura kuenssberg. laura k.: a quiet entrance was the last thing he wanted. after a tough 24 hours, the labor le dramatically as he could to change the subject. mr. corbyn: 451 pages. laura: brandishing what he claimed was new hard evidence that the tories want to sell off the health service. mr. n corby we know the truth -- when johnson says get brexit done, it is a fraud on the british people. this is threality. use of bogged down -- years of boggedn downegotiations and the nhs up f t sale. laura: documents were handed out by nhs staff, including labour members wearing their scrubs. the papers do show there have .kbeen talks between the uand the u.s. abo a future tradede . they do show that the u.s. was -- wants easier access to rkets in all sorts of areas, including medicine.
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but they do not prove there has been agreement between the white house and the tories about privatizing the nhs. ce in these piles of documents, do you have evidhat u.k. ministers agreed that the health service should be part of trade talks? mr. corbyn: if you wannow whether ministers were involved in these talks, they sanctioned the talks, they are obviously fully aware of theks. make the documents laura: the government said again and again the nhs would never be part of any trade deal. the talks cover theresa may's time in fice, not boris hnson. but labor is determined to make this an issue, and touchy about the other issue that has confronted them. >> an opportune moment to get ag in-- dig in about something else. laura: whether jeremy corbyn on to say sorry to the jewish community about anti-semitism. mr. corbyn it clear when i was elected leader that anti-semitism is
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unacceptable in any form in our party and society, and did indeed offer sympathies and apologies to tse who had suffered. laura: a different tone from his closest ally, john mcdonnell. >> i'm really sorry because we have learned lessons from that and we have also invited people to say if there are more lessons to be learned, see us and help us. laura: jeremy corbyn tried to grab hold of this race for westminster, and in a sense that s beenuch of the essence of this campaign so far. labor broadly behind, trying always to navigate to safer territory for them. but with their ownems, andahead, nervous on the ground. he is fighting an election after nine years of a squeeze on public serces. although the tories have promised more nurses, in if there is a nurse tree as well
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as aagic one. prime min. johnson: the nhs is the table whatsoeve this is continually brought up by the labour party as a diversionary tactic. laura: the tories suspended one of the candidates after allegations of anti-muslim language. >> do you apolisize for the mophobia in your party? prime min. johnson: of course, and for all the hurt and offense that has been caused, of course we do. laura: but even the subjects of an election are a battleground, as the votes begin at he counted. laura t.: laura kuenssberg reporting. in other news, the european union has a new leadership team, headed by a woman for the first time, the former german defense minister. eth new commission was approved by the european parliament by a comfortable majority, and the are promising to put climate change front and center by focusing investment on green industries. the mexican government says it is seeking clarification after
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presidt trp said he would designate mexico's drug cartels as terrorist organizations. under u.s. law, people linketo terrorist groups are banned from hentering the country ande their assets seized. it follows the murders ofat several u.s.nals in mexico you're in the u.s. can everyone is getting ready for thanksgivingro tom and that teually involves a last-mi trip to the store. this year in some parts of the country you need skis and a snow shovel to get anywhere. colorado has been walloped by the white stuff. the storm is moving east and causing trouble for holiday travelers. 33 states are under travel advisories. for many in new york city, a big question is whether the thmous balloons will fly i macy's thanksgiving day parade. wellndi've been trying to out if they will. will olaf fly tomorrow? that is the burning question in new york city, never mind the
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peachment inquiry into president trump. will the giant inflatables, which are a feature of the thanksgiving day parade, be allowed off the ground, or will the storm system from the midwest ground them? now, here is why it is important. actually, back in 1997, felix the cat, one of the big plballoons, injured four p when it banged into a street lamp. there are strict rules governing whether or not the balloons can fly. if wds are above 23 miles an hour and gting34 at above miles an hour, the balloons are grounded. that is decision that will be made by officials early thursday thmorning when they look a forecast. then we will know whether the nutcracker will be allowed to leave the ground and fly, or if he is going to be dragged along the ground, which is what will happen if they cannot fly. fingers crossed here is hoping that olaf and t e others go. ? you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, when a mining
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town in australia got too hot to handle, people went underground. now they are using the sun to powetheir homes. seven members of an islamist group have been sent to to death in bangladesh for their part in a 2016 attack on a café in the capital. pl22 pwere killed when gunmen opened fire. today's sentences are for those who plotted the raid. the incident shocked the country and led to ack cwn on islamist extremists. reporter: the accused islamic militants arbrought to the court in tight security. hundreds of security personnel are deployed to maintain order. the accused looked defiant and shouted. oile leaving the courtroo of them proclaimed himself as a follower of the so-called
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islamic state. the judge saidhat seven of the 8 men accused were involved in the planning of the café attack and the charges were proved beyond doubt. >> we are happy with the verdict. regarding the acquitted person, we wildecide whether or not to appeal after reviewing the judgment. reporter: three years ago, five islamic militants stormed thé é. the café was a popular destination for foreigners staying in the capital nine italians, seven japanese, one american, and one indian national were among those killed. the 12-hour hostage situation came to an end after an army commander's operation. security forces in bangladesh went on to conduct anti-terrorns operatiocross the country. after the café attack, at least 80 suspected militants werele aldly killed by security forces. the bangladeshi government
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claims they have successfully dismantled islamt militant groups. but many security analysts believe that the country has a u long way to il it can claim to have seen off the militancy threat for good. for the better.ple who change us for journalist tojunod, that happened when he wrote a profile on fred rogers. the tv personality helpeddr ch make sense of the world around them. the interview led to a lasting friendship, and it is the basis for the new film "a beautifulbo day in the neiood," starring tom hanks as mr. rogers. recently i spo to mr. junod about the man he came tonow. thanks for being with us. when you first profile fred rors, did the man live up to the kindness legend?
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tom: h i meamore than lived up to the kindness legend. i originally expected kindness in terms of niceness. i that he was going to be sort of a soft-spoken, very passive individual, and he turned out to be sort of actively kind, almost laura: how did your own friendship with fred rogers affect your life? tom: so, i mean, really he kind of came into my life at a time where i was really wondering how to go ahead as a journalist and preserve a sense of myself that i could live with. i think that fred helped me do exactly that. laura: what was it about fred rogers and the way he was with children that was so incredibly rsfective? tom: fred was a who spoke to children as if they were adults and adults as if they
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were children, and that opened so many doors for him, and i don't mean in the world. he had the abilityeak tot. the needy, vulnerable, and yet resolutely optimistic child within everybody laura: are you surprised thatog freds is having this moment with a documentary and the movie based on your origina? profile of h tom: it's actually one of thest urprising things of my life, one of the most surprising things i've ever. experienc i could not have expeed at 21 years ago i would be talking about fred right now. but when you look at it and you see the way the world hasch ged since then, when you flip it and look at it through that prism it seems inevitable. laura: what is the lesson for -- from mr. rogers that you think he would want the world to know? tom: well, i mean, he said it
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many, many times. his lessons were lessons that he repeated and repeated and repeated. you are special, i like you the way you are, you were a child once, too. those are very, very simple-sounding lessons that ve really complex meanin when you look at them. he never tired of repeating them. they were his message. laura: tom junod, thanks for being with us. tom: thank you for having me. tura: an australian town was once the center country's anal mining industry. but harsh weatheintensity -- intense heat drove many away. howeve to get relief.erground more than half of the people live in homes below the surface of the earth. it is at the forefront of sustainable living. the bbc went down undeind out more. >> 60% of the people live underground.
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toey are the smart ones. once you are used iving underground, you will never liv. in a house aga you never need heating, you never need cooling. it is peaceful. last summer, we recorded 53 celsius. that is hot, thats bloody hot. >> feels like a furnace, especially when thcowinds are ng from the north. could be nuclear war outside, for all i care. it's pretty much a consistent 24. >> there's two bedrooms upstairs. this is one of the bedrooms we use as a spare room. it was a mine that has been converted. >> one of the only places in the world where you can do renovations and extensions and make money rathethan lose money. a littleigger to get the opal
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out of the wall. ecould pay for the shower here. >> pretty uniquese we have an opportunity where we can have we recently did 93.2 hoursation. running off renewable energy. >> that is pretty remarkable, d it eps on getting better. this town stock of diesel depending on which way the wind wasnd blowing,f you live near the power station, it comes straight in your backdoor. just smoke. it is terrible. >> there's lots of sun here. i reckon australia is one of the best places for solar panels in the >> it is verte, very remote. one of the good things happened a few years back, when the whole state was out of e power, we were probably only people that had power.
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>> over the last six months 12 months, there has already been a lot of new peop moving into town. we need young miners. i don't know how people can live they are bloody ras. why would you want to live there? you have a beautiful place inmi thle of nowhere. no stoplights. it ifabulous. i would never swap. never. ura: i think he can stay there, i won't be swapping with him. remember, you can nd much more of all the day's news on our website. plus, to see what we are working check us out on to i am laura trevelya ank you for watching "world news america," fu narratornding for this presentation is masible by... babbel, an online program designed by language specialists
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening, i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, a clearer timeline. new reporting reveals the extent of rudy giuliani's business in ukraine and more confirmation that president trump knew of a government whistleblower's complaint before releasing a milita. then, injured on the job at amazon and hden from view. e human cost of convenience at one of the world's largest companies. plus, waste not. shocking amounts of od never make it to the table, and head straight for the landfill. but states like california are working to change that cycle. >> there is definitely enough food in los angeles and in the ca


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