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we'll see if we take you with us on al-jazeera 23 incidents of alleged unlawful killing of 39 people in a stray and army investigation. find evidence of multiple war crimes committed by special forces deployed in afghanistan. hello, there, i'm the star they attain. this is al jazeera live from doha, also coming up 95 percent effective drug company pfizer to seek imagine c. approval for its covered 1000 vaccine. as the u.s. death toll tops, of course, at a 1000000 deadly cash as
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a new gander after opposition. politician bobby wine is arrested while campaigning for the upcoming presidential election. and u.s. senators attempt to block the sale of drones, the f. $35.00 jets to the u.a.e. . now a long awaited inquiry into the conduct of a stray in special forces in afghanistan has found credible evidence of multiple war crimes. the report contains details of $39.00 unlawful killings of civilians and prisoners and the cruel treatment of a further 2. other allegations include weapons being printed on bodies to conceal wrongdoing. justice burgeon considered in detail $57.00 allegations of incidents and issues. he found there to be credible information, to substantiate 23 incidents,
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of alleged unlawful killing of 39 people by 25 struggling special forces personnel predominantly from the special is service regiment that speak to nicholas cage. he is in canberra for us nicolette case and shocking numbers there from the defense chief. but this report really speaks to a culture and the defense forces i see from initiating young soldiers by getting them to execute prisons to the ongoing cover up. how is that being addressed? this is been a very long running inquiry, and it has been extremely critical of the culture within a strongly is special forces unit. in afghanistan, the inquiry looked at allegations and incidents that occurred between 252-0168 said that there was a warrior culture that had been created one of to say and cover up. and
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that is clear by the number of cases that are being referred to, the a stallion. federal police for prosecution, but the inquiry also said that it found no evidence that senior leaders and offices actually knew of any wrongdoing that was occurring in these remote locations in afghanistan. but they are still responsible as well because it happened under their watch. but many of the allegations in this report will be extremely confronting to many people, including the families of alleged victims in afghanistan. some of them include june, u.s. soldiers being encouraged to execute prisoners just to get what they call their 1st kill. and it also includes weapons being planted on bodies to conceal some of this alleged criminal activity. so from here, because this was just an administrative process,
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a special investigator will be appointed to gather evidence to try and work out which cases can be brought to the label. system and the chief of defense force in australia. angus campbell has said that he wants any of these problems to be dealt with domestically in stride. and given the gravity of these findings, i say scott morrison, the government of been trying to get out in front of this report being released today. yes, this will come as no surprise to shocking indeed, but we have had stories coming out over the past few years about these allegations . and it should be noted that many of these stories have, have actually come from soldiers with the in the special forces in afghanistan. the strangely in defense force has said that they do not condone these types of behaviors at all. and the chief of defense force has apologized sincerely to
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everyone who has been affected by this. since it does need to be noted that more than 26000, the straley ins did so cheering operation, slipper, it was a strategy is a longest involvement in any war. and this long the inquiry does show that this shelling government does want to make sure that justice is served to the families in afghanistan. it has also said that it will be the inquiry has recommended that compensation be paid out to the families of victims in afghanistan. if they're in this inquiry, even before it reaches the court, so there's still a long process ahead before we see any prosecutions. but this will be welcomed by by many paypal who say this is a step, at least in the right direction. nick clegg and to across all of that for us and canada. thanks so much michael. now, u.s.
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drugmaker finds a says it will request imagines he approval for its cover 1000 vaccine in the coming days. and showing consistent results across broad demographics with no major side effects. carol is under has more from new york, it's safe, 95 percent effective and ready for final approval. that's what pfizer and its german partner by in tech are saying about their corona virus vaccine, which they expect to submit to the f.d.a. for authorization within days. in trials the company said side effects from the vaccine were mild, boston based moderna has said its vaccine still in the final stage of trials is also showing over 90 percent effectiveness. u.s. health officials said both could be rolled out as soon as next month. by the end of december, we expect to have about 40000000 doses of these 2 vaccines, available for distribution, pending f.d.a. authorization enough to vaccinate about 20000000 of our most vulnerable americans.
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and production of course, would continue to ramp up after that. but president elect joe biden said on wednesday that while the vaccine news is positive, he's being hampered by donald trump's refusal to acknowledge his election victory, or allow the biden harris team access to important information about developments. there's a whole lot of things that are just, we just don't have available to us or to less is made available. so we're going to be behind by weeks or months, speed able to put together the whole mission to both vaccines using new technology called messenger r.n.a. . that is being praised for how well it seems to work. dozens of drugmakers and research groups using a variety of approaches, are racing to develop a covert vaccine with astra zeneca and johnson and johnson also likely to release results of trials this year. it can't come soon enough with copd surging around the
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world with the united states, still the global hot spot. now averaging around 150000 cases and over 1000 deaths a day. rural states are being hit particularly hard with south dakota in iowa, recording over 50 percent positivity rates higher than new york during the peak of the pandemic in the spring. and while the vaccine appears to be closer, most experts still say it won't be widely available in till early to the middle of next year. gabriel zandi al-jazeera, new york. all this as the united states continues to see an acceleration of coverage 1000 cases. the number of coronavirus related deaths there has now passed 250000, so also reported more than a 1000000 new infections in the past week alone. according to the world health, organization, there are well over 11300000 cases confirmed across the u.s.,
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making it statistically at the wild west nation. at least 3 people have been killed in protests in uganda following the arrest of presidential candidate, bobby wind. has supporters blocked roads and bad tires on the capital kampala, prompting place to fire tear gas and bullets. they were about running across the opening anger in uganda's cup to kampala as word spread of the rest of the war. it is protesters who want as part of the oath that message was clear, i think to face images of normal time leader of the world. the 70 security forces responded by scoring tear gas and arresting dozens of demonstrator the for the this moment to put them on to the street. about 100 kilometers away, the partisan who turned politician who's campaigning. looka when he was arrested,
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a bundled into a police security forces, cited repeated violations of cava county restrictions the following. his arrest? bobi one tweeted the resistance is a duty only say he's gaining popularity among young people who hoping to bring change to a country ruled by president with 73 and a half decades. the 70s party insists the president is still popular. i think we have to look at that at the end of the day that democratic presidents are very, very powerful, 35 years. so it's very important that people are looking for a change. one has been in politics since 2017 when he won a seat in the national assembly. the presidential hopeful has been arrested many times the media. this is what security forces did to this car, all of the submitted nomination papers to run for president,
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one since he's been repeatedly beaten and tortured, while police continue to crack down and supposin people have a right to demonstrate demonstrate peacefully any excessive use of force by security forces anywhere is of concern to us and it is important that there is a space provided for people to express themselves whether in demonstration or through a democratic process. uganda has never witnessed the peace through transpose power since independence in 1962 to the present election set to take place in january. tensions are high with one with god. this isn't a 70 strongest challenge. and during his decades in power in mali, al-jazeera i have here here on al-jazeera, our power was
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a sea of green in support of the awesome time the president's move to change a strict abortion on us. and while sentiment takes center stage of the film festival and kept up the aiming for inspiration and china's political however, we still got plenty hate across northern and central parts of australia. some of that hate still transferring down towards the south east of the country for the time being there will be something of a choice, a 36 hours just there in adelaide on thursday, a $33.00 therefore melbourne. the observe around 26 in city. not see bad, not just some showers just around the other, the gulf coast, the sunshine coast on the side of brisbane. i shall assist nothing a little further north,
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which as we go through friday and by friday it is significantly killer down towards the southeast in melbourne. no higher than around $21.00 degrees celsius over towards the west is not bad. here. temp is picking up again in perth for around 27 celsius and temperatures will pick up again for new zealand. 23 celsius in christchurch for friday been noticed somewhat of weather, pushing into the fosse out off the south island. plenty wet weather making its way towards japan over the next couple of days. big massive cloud rolling across the korean peninsula. possibility some localized flooding there from north korea am south korea eventually that will push its way through the sea of japan. heavy downpours coming in across honshu into a key issue, kill a fresh weather coming in behind. cell with a top temperature spotting 8 degrees for an invitation to band witness. to hold that life office, the high school,
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the numbers, the trials and tribulations minutes and every day, miracles, the unjust to cease, the defiance, the tests of character and the past. take 2 weeks with nice documentaries, with a delicate touch on al-jazeera root or the or the or are but i guess i missed all of our top stories here this hour. a long awaited inquiry into the conduct of a strain in special forces in afghanistan has found credible evidence of multiple
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war crimes. the report contains details of 1900, awful killings of civilians, prisoners, and the cruel treatment of the father to u.s. drug. apply for emergency authorization for its coronavirus vaccine within days, pfizer says in late stage trials of its kind of it showed it was 95 percent effective and improved an improvement on the initial results published last week 3 . people have been killed in protests in uganda after an opposition presidential candidate was rest of that. the pop star turned politician known as bobby wine, says he was violently dragged out of this called life leads. us legislation has been introduced to stop a $23000000000.00 weapons sale to the united arab emirates. the move is seeking to hold the president all trumps. deal to sell, reaper drones, f. $35.00 fighter aircraft, and air to air missiles to the u.a.e. . senators say the sale was rushed and threatens
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a potential arms race in the middle east. well, let's speak to georgia o'keeffe. yeta, he's c.e.o. of gulf state homiletics. that's a geopolitical risk consulting firm,, focusing on the arabian peninsula. he joins us now from washington. d.c., george, i see this is a very much a bipartisan move by senators. and does that reflect the level of concern in congress about the speed of all this? there are definitely concerns in congress on both sides of the partisan divide here in washington, in relation to this very, very large arms sale to the united arab emirates. this is just one issue that's making this transition from the trump administration to the biden administration. very difficult, very controversial. there are major concerns about this going on with a lame duck president. right now. major concerns from lawmakers of both political parties about this having potential to exacerbate instability and violence in the
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middle east during a very sensitive time in the region. kelly a lot of domestic concerns than if this did go ahead. this would be by my understanding the 2nd largest ever sale of us trying to a single country also a significant amount of past. and it was also apparently a key negotiator, some point for the u.a.e. when they normalize ties with israel. so can you talk us through what the foreign policy implications might be had? well, yes, so one of the reasons why there is a significant amount of concern in washington about this arms deal and a city with the fact that the united arab emirates is quite involved in not only yemen, but also libya. amorality foreign policy views of the these 2 conflicts has been quite controversial. if we're being very frank, the united arab emirates does not exactly have an excellent human rights record. so
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there are many who think that this development could do a lot to exacerbate many of the problems in yemen and libya. it could also ratchet up the tensions in relation to iraq on many are also pointing out the fact that the u.a.e. is one of the countries blockading qatar. so the ways in which this could impact the balance of power in the middle east. obviously, very relevant to the discussions that we have here in washington. but i think it's important to point out that it doesn't really seem likely that congress will be able to stop this from happening. it seems that this is one of numerous issues where the trump administration is very aggressively pushing ahead with its agenda during its remaining weeks in our own. what would be the timeline as you say, not many weeks out from the new administration. what does this mean fed by them as,
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as president well, biden is going to come to power in january with many, many difficult issues that he has to deal with. and i think what the trump administration wants to do, you know, there was a c.n.n. article that said this, that the trumpet ministration is trying to create as many fires as possible for the incoming administration. now obviously the united arab emirates is an important partner of the united states. a close cooperation between the u.s. in the u.a.e. took place long before trump came into office, and it's going to continue into the biden presidency in the u.a.e. . his decision to normalize its relations with israel is very popular with lawmakers on both sides of the partisan divide. so. 'd you know, biden is going to continue working with the u.a.e.
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and it's going to be a country with advanced military capacities because of what the trumpet ministration is doing. now during this transition period. but the biden administration, i think, is also going to try to pressure the u.a.e. into pursuing a less of a maximalist and less of a hockey foreign policy. there are some areas where the u.a.e. is taking action that is counter to the interests of the united states. we see this in relation to the blockade of qatar or the arming of our in libya as well as some other issues. so i think it will make it a little more difficult for the biden administration to try to put the brakes on that. and that's quite a our thoughts hang on to that. that's a big thank you. how large crowds have gathered an argentine as capitol, supporting
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a push by the president that would legalize abortion? the move has reopened a controversial debate in the last the catholic country. after some of the assets failed trees about reports from one us air, it was a campaign promise made by president albert of the farmland is vowing to change the strict abortion laws in argentina. this week he sent a proposal to congress to legalize the procedure activists celebrated, but they know there's a tough battle ahead of them at minimum have not had we believe we have to be on the streets to continue with the sea of green as we see it because we cannot be defeated again in the sun, and we don't know how many senators will vote. in some cases they may adopt their decision to the situation on the street. so we need to be here. abortion is only legal in argentina in cases of rape, or if a woman's lives is at risk. i'm in 2018. a bill was passed in the lower house
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but failed to get senate approval on the issue of the controversial issues in the catholic country. and there are some sectors of society without a home, but this is what many here say that you're sick of it happening in the family way. and that's why thousands of women are hospitalized. every year. most of those women do not for to go to robert. dr. and end up trying to terminate their pregnancies in back room to see jersey get out and say for an equal human rights groups say, legalizing abortion is a matter of public health. and that's why they're pushing all forty's to take action by turning public buildings green. the color that has come to represent the call to legalize abortion in latin america for some legislator are already say that they are, they are in favor of abortion, some policies there. maybe they don't fight against abortion and it's ok. we know who they are. it's ok, but some of his they are doubting and we are trying to topple both who are doubting
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in order that the bomb means then to solve them. how we can board banker and then be nice to finally have the big, nice, a family face on a far more fun. if you are the only latin american countries that permeate pregnancies to be terminated in the 1st weeks, they really know argentina would allow women to have an abortion during the 1st 14 weeks of pregnancy. the measure is also accompanied by a 1000 days surance policy that will assist women who want to have their babies. but the bill faces strong opposition, especially from the catholic church. both francis compared having an abortion to hiring a hit man, and many in the country agree an orderly. once again, they are taking abortion law. they want to tell us abortion is the solution for poverty in argentina. and we ask all good argentinians to do what they can on the streets, to pressure legislators to oppose the bill. the abortion law cannot make it to
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congress. the law is likely to be debated in december during an extra sessions. these people say they remain on the streets, pressuring congress to legalize abortion, and helping women to get the treatment they desperately need. it is how will this easier appears? prime minister says his troops are nearing victory over forces in the world and a region that has refused international calls for mediation. federal troops launched an offensive against the tigre, a people's liberation front. earlier this month. aid is now starting to arrive at refugee camps in sudan along its border with ethiopia. thousands have been crossing over into that area over the last 2 weeks fighting and fleeing the fighting. and where as ever, morgan reports from the eastern state of god, a race, many of them have gone for days without food. more than a week after the arrival of refugees to this cabin, the body of the 1st apply of food aid is starting to trickle. and also flour and
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oil is rationed out between the families who've come here. hundreds lined up to receive their share. most like some family you have left their children back in shelters and withstand scorching sun while they wait. they are desperate. perhaps it is our love that then i challenge that with me. now. i'm glad that aid organizations have started distributing food. a lot of people were going hungry. some of us had gone for 2 or 3 days without food. there was a whole day that my kids and i went without any food, but now with aid here we can have meals. it's been 10 days since i came here from a country. and in those 10 days we haven't eaten proper meals. we are hungry and we have small children to feed. now we are going to get some food. and we think god for that, because over the past 10 days we didn't receive anything. we hope they bring more because this will not be enough for the many families here. both of those are 2 of the nearly 15000 residents of the camp, which was opened less than 2 weeks ago. they come from the region in northern
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ethiopia, where the government has launched an offensive more than $50000.00 have fled to neighboring sudan since the start of the conflict, including to state aid organizations say thousands more. integrate are facing a dire humanitarian situation with this government imposing a communications blackout and blocking access to the region. many refugees arriving at the sudanese border are exhausted and hungry. so far, most of the food for the refugees has come from local communities around the border points and refugee camps. but the communities themselves face economic hardships, as sudan, battle soaring market prices, and the number of those crossing the border to escape the fighting into gray is rising. many who said they've gone for days without food. now have something to eat . but the country, the refugees are arriving too has its own set of problems, including a state of emergency floods in september damaged many roads. and that is now one during a delivery. so the challenge is to remain there,
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but what we're doing is that we have enough food in stocks in the country have beat . i wasn't able really to pull on food from other areas where we had surpluses to try to prepare food here as we speak right now. we have about enough food 46270000 people already here on site. and these are distributed, of course, which of course, under god if as well where we are right now, they're refugees don't know how long they will remain in the camps. for now they just please to be safe and have food for their families. he will morgan al-jazeera and for of out of state. now the red carpet has been rolled out for the it's all film festival and castles. capital fans from 46 countries will be screened here over a week, mostly on line to the crown. a virus pandemic, stephanie decker was at the festival to just move on to the human spirit women's rights, the environment, just some of the important issues explored in the films on show at the 8 film
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festival in qatar. it's award winning world cinema meets homegrown talent. can spend out an amazing way to entertain, but it's an amazing, easy way to get to the hearts and minds of people. and this is what we try and now for the last 10 years to show that there is so much you can do with film. it has so much paula to change everything for the better. and we need to use it. but given the events of the past few months, this year's festival is a little different. fewer people are attending the festival this year due to the coronavirus and social distancing regulations. now, the foreign directors, actors and actresses, they would have walked to this red carpet, will be now attending online. a lot of the films are also going to be screened online. but despite these challenges, as the festival slogan goes, the show goes on to tell us that young people, i'm going to say, and it's young people who will be judging these films. the jury is made up of age to 25 year olds. they will be watching online in groups and then discussing what
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they've seen doing. there is fun and fantasy, but most of it is tackling serious and difficult subjects from moore to child labor . and the actual festival showcases homegrown talent, 16 films, shorts and animations. by qatari filmmakers all with a message. this one is called hope. it's about a sea turtle with a slight disability, but he persevered, it is journey to get out to the sea, having to avoid predators and pollution along the way. perhaps a message on how to faced knowledge is in life and how to take care of life around us. i'm going to show how the activity is gonna start them and effect their journey from the day they are born to the final destination. it's all based on their list of reality. all the obstacles are actually also cause they face. we want to turn to sanctuaries, we saw how they live, what they are facing, the issues they are having. and we all conveyed to the, from jordan says,
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can watch most of these movies online. some are screened in cinemas. and for those who live in doha, they can buy a ticket for an outdoor drive. and at a time when many people around the world face social restrictions, a mix of foreign films would provoking issues, reality fantasy. and maybe just a little bit of hope is a welcome escape. even if it's just for an hour or 2. stephanie decker al-jazeera hanna says out there, and these are the headlines. a long awaited inquiry into the conduct of a strain in special forces in afghanistan has found credible evidence of multiple war crimes. the report contains details of fast 109 killings of civilians or presidents and the cruel treatment of a fatha to justice. persian considered in detail $57.00 l. .

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