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stuff, he has lost contact -- he has lost touch with reality. >> former advisers to president trump states that the committee they knew the claims of election fraud were unfounded. ♪ hello, you are watching al jazeera. also coming up on the program -- prmoscow separatists tell ukrainian forces to surrender or die, after russia destroys the
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last bridge out of the city. surging u.s. inflation of fears of inflation sent stocks plunging around the world with more fears of a bear market. and -- protests amid legal challenges stop the first flight to rwanda on tuesday, but will anyone be on it -- failed to stop the first flight to rwanda on tuesday, but will anyone be it? ♪ welcome to the program. top advisers to former u.s. president donald trump say they told him his claims of widespread voter fraud were not legitimate and were not -- would not reverse the 2020 election loss. this was part of video testimony at the january 6 hearing into the capitol teletype. -- capitol hill attack. we have reports now
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from washington. reporter: the january 6 committee open to public hearing number two with a focus on election night, 2020. inside the white house, where donald trump and his advisors watched the election returns with increasing worry. >> is calling arizona for joe biden. that is a big get for the biden campaign. >> did not shift the atmosphere or the attitude in the white house? >> completely. >> it was becoming clear that the race would not be called on election night. reporter: witnesses say trump was livid and ignored their advice to wait before making a public statement. they said he instead turned to his private attorney, rudy giuliani, who was described as drunk. >> he was definitely intoxicated. he was saying, we won it, they are stealing it from us, where
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are all the boats coming from? we won. and essentially anyone who didn't agree with that position was being weak. >> a defiant trump then declared his false victory. >> we were getting ready to win this election, frankly, we did win this election. reporter: this was the fox news political editor, later fired from his job after calling arizona for biden. >> after the election as of november 7, and your judgment, what were the chances of president trump winning the election? >> after that point? >> yes. >> none. reporter: in the weeks that followed, trump would continue to spread the lies of voter fraud despite being told by attorney general william barr that the claim was bogus. >> i was somewhat demoralized because i thought if he really believes this stuff, he has lost contact with -- he's become
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detached from reality. >> witnesses testified trump refused to accept his defeat despite the growing evidence otherwise. >> not only was there no evidence of 8000 dead voters voting in pennsylvania, there was not evidence of eight. reporter: the former president's media campaign spread the election falsehoods invigorating his, base. supporters donated $250 million to trump's so-called election defense fund. investigators testified the fund didn't exist, and that some of the money went to trump's hotel collection, and the event company that organized the january 6 rally. >> not only was there the big lie, there was the big ripoff. reporter: the committee plans another half-dozen public hearings, to connect the election lies with the violence of january 6. they say evidence will show that trump tried to corrupt the justice department, and one that
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failed, assembled the mob that would try to keep him in power by force. heidi joe castro, al jazeera, washington. ♪ >> moscow backed separatists say russia has destroyed the last bridge out of the eastern ukrainian city -- the epicenter of a battle for the donbas region. russia says ukrainian troops now effectively blockaded should surrender or die. ukraine says that there is another way out, though it's been severely damaged. the destroyed bridge across the river, linking the city out. russia has continued to pummel the chemical plant with artillery fire, where hundreds of civilians including children are thought to be sheltering, in a situation reminiscent of the siege of the steelworks in mariupol. >> they have been locked after
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they blew up the last bridge that connected it. ukrainian divisions are there forever. they have two options, either to follow the example of their fellow serviceman and surrender, were to die. there is no other option. >> our charles stratford has more now from kyiv. reporter: potentially a very dire situation in that city. one of two cities the russians are not in full control of. in the region in donbass. we have spoken to a deputy commander who was serving -- a ukrainian deputy commander serving in donetsk. he says the third and last bridge had been hit this morning. we understand by russian forces. but we cannot confirm as to whether that bridge has been completely and utterly destroyed. if indeed it has, it has huge implications obviously for the ukrainian forces, military
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fighters inside the city, in terms of getting military supplies across that river to them and potentially for an escape route, if they retreat. it also has implications for what we have been told are up to around 10,000 civilians inside the city. according to the head of the law against regional administration, he is saying there are around 500 civilians sheltering underneath the chemical plants, the as off chemical plants that we know has come under heavy shelling according to the ukrainians in recent days. he is saying there could be up to 40 children in and amongst those civilians. >> fossil fuels exports are helping president putin finance russia's invasion of ukraine despite the effects of u.s. and european sanctions. this according to a report from a think tank based in finland, which is saying russia and $97.4
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billion in revenue from fossil fuels exports in the first 100 days of the conflict. the eu accounted for 61% of this. the largest importers were china and germany. who both paid more than $12 billion to russia. and to answer other asian countries -- india and other asian countries are also becoming a vital source of oil now. moscow has been able to take advantage of a spike in oil prices after their invasion of ukraine. offering steep discounts of 30 to 35 dollars compared to where other national oil is trading at around 20 dollars per barrel. we have a lead author at the center of research for energy, and says moscow's profits will drop considerably once eu sanctions on russian oil come into effect by december.
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>> we looked at the first 100 days of the invasion. the ban was only agreed to write after that. the fact that the eu did manage to reduce it by 20% without any kind of a formal ban being in place as some -- is somwhat encouraging. given the severity of the situation, it is important to move much faster. what we do expect an impact towards the end of the year. there simply no way to reroute all of the oil that is going from russia, up to the european market. it is still about 50% of russian's exports. and the entire infrastructure is heavily tooled towards exporting to europe. going to india, 80% of the carriers are carried across european own tankers. so this is a crucial area
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for the eu to take action. >> and other developments -- stockmarkets are fearing a global recession driven by soaring u.s. inflation which is now running at 8.6%. the dow jones in new york closed 2.7% down. the s&p 500 had a fresh annual low of 4%, tumbling into bear market territory. european markets dropped 2.4% on monday. the hang seng and hong kong closed almost 3.5% down. indices dropped more than 3% earlier in asia. a record low against the u.s. dollar while in japan the young has weakened to its lowest point in two decades. also the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have plummeted. earlier i spoke to glenn goodman, a market analyst in the u.k. he says the markets are responding to consumer pessimism, as well as the higher than expected inflation numbers in the u.s. >> inflation in the u.s. has been going up and up.
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that means that interest rates have to go up. but the crucial thing i think that happened on friday -- as well as the inflation news being worse than expected. u.s. inflation has not started to fall. it's actually much higher than was even expected. but on top of that, we got the university of michigan survey which sounds kind of obscure but was really important because what it showed is that u.s. consumers are feeling more pessimistic about the general outlook than they have in the entire history of the survey. and that survey goes back to the 9050's. so that was a real shock -- the 1950's. so that was a real shock. are people really that pessimistic? it's a combination of those two things. because inflation is high, the federal reserve needs to raise interest rates and get the inflation down -- but if the economy is looking like it may go into recession, and consumers
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are that pessimistic, and really the central bank cannot raise interest rates that much, because it would put even more downward pressure on the economy. it is a real low win situation and the markets have taken the news very hard. >> you are watching al jazeera. more still ahead on the program. would look at the search for an indigenous expert and a journalist missing in the amazon after a backpack and laptop are found. and we meet the women cashing in on zimbabwe's mining industry. ♪ ♪ meteorologist: hello. we've got some slightly quiet weather making its way into southeastern parts of australia. we have seen some very likely storms around the southeastern corridor. a little area of high pressure just calming things down.
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it will still be rather blustery. the really windy weather, making its way over towards new zealand. not looking too good here. 13°c from melbourne on tuesday afternoon. 12°c for hobart. 17° celsius for sending. rain, running across south australia. a little bit of wet weather coming through here. towards the southwest, pushing into dwa into wednesday. by wednesday, somewhat or whether coming back into victoria. into tasmania. there you go. showers running away. blustery winds, pushing across new zealand. wet weather in two parts of japan over the next day or so, but the really heavy rain for southern parts of china is set to continue, pushing a little further north. showers around eastern china, just around shanghai, pushing up towards the yellow sea. that will make its way through
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wednesday, and the clouds building in japan. ♪ ♪ >> an invitation to bear witness to all that life offers. the highs, the lows, the trials and tribulations. the unseen moments, and everyday miracles. the injustices, the defiance. the tests of character. and the personal victories. witness documentaries, with a delicate touch, on al jazeera. ♪ ♪ >> will come back.
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a look at the main stories now -- top advisers to former u.s. president donald trump say that they told him his claims of widespread voter fraud were not legitimate, nor would they reverse his 2020 election loss. the statements were part of video testimony shown at the january 6 committee hearing on the capital hill attack -- capitol hill attack. ukraine says russia has destroyed the last bridge out of the eastern city of donietsk. ukrainian troops, effectively located in the city, should surrender or die, they say. suc --'s markets across the gloe are thinking driven by soaring u.s. inflation. the smp tumbling into bear market territory. in brazil, police are room dining -- police are denying reports that two buddies of missing men have
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been found, they disappeared a week ago while on a research trip. local media say to buddies have been found but have not been identified. sunday, some of their belongings were found in the search area. including a backpack and laptop. joining me now is the editor of the brazilian report magazine. thank you for taking the time to speak to us. and i start by asking you about -- can i start by asking you about these denials by police in brazil that the bodies of two missing men have been found in the amazon? ? do you have more information about this? >> as far as we understand, his family and the u.k. -- in the u.k. were contacted early this morning, and the brazilian embassy in london. had information that they had found two the body search teams were looking. and don's wife in brazil here
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told the press, soon after, we realized police were not confirming these reports. we spoke to a few sources on the ground close to the search site. they all told me they had not found any bodies. that information must have been incorrect. the federal police quickly came up with a statement saying indeed they have not found any bodies. so it seems to be that there's a bit of us understanding or a lapse in communication -- of misunderstanding or a lapse in communication between the embassy and the information related to the family. >> which is obviously extremely distressing for them. just to clarify, no bodies have been found? >> that is exactly what we have been hearing from the federal police, and also from indigenous organizations. these two groups have both been leading the searches. just recently, they have finished their searches for
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today, from under, and once again nothing has been found. beyond what you mentioned earlier, the backpack and the laptop which were found on sunday. >> exactly, personal belongings that we think belong to don phillips and bruno perera have been found. do you still have hope, that the two men might be alive? >> well, it's difficult to say. it's been a very long time. that they have been out there missing. this is an extremely remote part of the amazon rain forest. there are not many people here that would be able to spend such a time by themselves and that rain forest. without the proper experience. but bruno and dom are some of the most experience there are in that region. until we have confirmation, there will still be hope. but hope is dwindling day by day. >> can you tell us more about the particular reserve, the area which we understand is surrounded by various criminal
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activities? this area has been completely abandoned by the government. there's poaching, legal fishing, gold-mining, and drugs because of where it sits on the border with colombia and peru -- obviously there's a border issue here about the way in which indigenous people have been -- their rights have been violated but also perhaps a very dangerous area for them to have been venturing into. >> well, first of all, the indigenous area there is the second-largest in brazil of almost untouched forest. it is also believed to be the place with the highest concentration of uncontacted indigenous communities in the world. that has huge importance, as far as international indigenous rights are concerned. as you mentioned, they are
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surrounded by various criminal factors -- which makes the whole place extremely dangerous. pereira is a current employee of brazil's indigenous foundation. he is currently on leave from the indigenous foundation. he knows that area better than anyone -- better than anyone, really. he is incredibly experienced. he has had lots of threats. during the exploration throughout the region. he knows a lot of people there. a lot of the locals there. it is a stretch to say that it was perhaps an an advised trip. because these are people who are very experienced with the region before. but unfortunately it seems like what has happened here has not been according to plan for the two of them. >> i suppose the other issue is that the position of the bolsonaro government to this particular area has maybe
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empowered these criminal groups to act with impunity. >> well, in brazil's history, the only time that brazil has made proper progress against deforestation and environmental crimes is one environmental crimes are enforced and properly applied. and that is not what we are seeing at the moment. the best deterrent to these things is when you have the local people who are willing to cut down a piece of forest or poach an animal they are not meant to -- the best deterrent as they think they are going to be punished. and that is just not what we have been seeing under the current bolsonaro government. the oversight organizations that apply these fines have been gutted, systematically losing personnel and budget. that number of fines that are being applied have gone way down. >> thank you very much, appreciate it.
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tribal clashes over the past week have left more than 100 people dead in sudan. violence started, armed men attacked several villages in the area, setting them alight and forcing 1000 -- thousands to flee. the sudan country director for the norwegian refugee council visited the region on sunday and spoke to us about what he saw there. reporter: it was my fourth trip to western darfur this year. this is a humanitarian crisis spiraling out of control. i was there to work with some of our teams there. helping thousands of families who fled from armed conflicts and intercommunal violence in ways that you just described. in some ways brutal. those areas were not safe.
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those areas were attacked again. they fled again. no more than 100,000 are seeking safety, seeking shelter inside the state capital, in the city. in schools and universities and public buildings. they are swallowed, overcrowded conditions. we see a very desperate people there. who need very basic survival assistance. they mostly need safety. >> authorities say armed men have killed 55 civilians in that attack in a rural district in the north. it happened around the city of satan go near the border with niger. isil released this video online shortly afterwards. they struggled with attacks since 2015. more than 2000 people have been killed since then. nearly 2 million displaced.
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elsewhere, the rebel group has seized a keyboard or town in the east democratic republic ofcongo. one of the main crossings into neighboring uganda. the rebels were active in the area in 2012. more than 25,000 people have fled since they launched a renewed offensive last month. authorities have accused rwandan soldiers of supporting the attacks. a claim rwanda has denied. the u.k.'s court of appeals has denied the request to halt the flights out to rwanda. human rights groups and campaigners asked the court to block the flight which is scheduled to leave britain on tuesday. last week the court ruled the flight could go ahead, sing the legality of the government's plan to protest asylum-seekers will be tested at a separate hearing next month.
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more than 11 people are thought to be on board. notified after a series of legal challenges. we have more from outside the high court in london. reporter: this decision removes the final obstacle in the way of the deportation flight to rwanda from going ahead on tuesday night local time. what it doesn't do is tell us exactly how many people will be on the flight. the government has been insisting in the last two hours, through anonymous briefings to the press, that the plane will take off even if there is one asylum-seekers still on the list. but what has happened since friday when the judge originally refused to issue that injunction is that there have been individual cases. lawyers representing individual claimants who have received letters saying they are going to be sent to rwanda. those challenges have carried
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on. to been successful. people -- they have been successful. people arguing they are at risk of being sent on a third country. if there are asylum claim is rejected by rwanda. but beyond that, the wider issue of the legality of the scheme is going to be looked into at a tuesday hearing here in london -- two day hearing here in london next month. the judge here, refusing the appeal. saying the short timescale between now, the possible flight, and that look into the legality of things is so short, that even if there was a ruling against the whole scheme, that would give time for people to actually be returned from rwanda in theory. but this is a big blow for migrant support groups. >> the u.n. high commissioner for human rights is calling for israel to open a criminal investigation into the killing of the al jazeera journalist who was shot in the head by israeli forces while covering an israeli
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raid in the occupied west bank. >> i call on the israeli authorities to open a criminal investigation into the killing of the al jazeera generalists and to make the conclusions and findings public. israel should investigate and ensure appropriate accountability for every case of death and serious injury caused by israeli forces. there are no chronically high numbers of killings by israeli forces in the occupied palestinian territory. they've continued in the first six months of 2022. >> cuba has sanctioned 381 people, 16 of them 18 or under, for taking part in large-scale antigovernment protests last year. almost 300 of them have been given prison sentences of between five and 25 years for crimes of sedition, sabotage,
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