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neutral and all of these cases here is to terrorize it gives the other part of this . there's no consequence. this dream on out is the australian soldiers are accused of unlawfully killing civilians and prisoners. while serving in afghanistan are about the same. this is all to see them live from doha, also coming up, forced from their homes. we meet the ethiopians who fled to sudan and are desperate for help. the sea of green in support of the argentinian president's move to change strict abortion laws.
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and the show goes on despite the coronavirus pandemic for a major film festival in qatar. a long awaited inquiry into the conduct of a study in special forces in afghanistan has found credible evidence of multiple war crimes. the report contains details of $39.00 unlawful killings of civilians, all prisoners, and the cruel treatment of a foe. the 2 other allegations include weapons being planted on bodies to conceal crimes, just aspersion, conceded in detail. $57.00 allegations of incidents and issues. he found there to be credible information, to substantiate 23 incidents, of alleged unlawful killing of 39 people by 25,
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a strong special forces personnel predominantly from the special air service regiment. nicola gauges in congress with more on the investigation. this is been a very long running inquiry, and it has been extremely critical of the culture within a strongly as 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 deceit and coverup, and 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 evidence that senior leaders in offices actually knew of any wrongdoing that was occurring in these remote locations in afghanistan. but they are still responsible as well
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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, new 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, a special investigator will be appointed to gather evidence to try and work out which cases can be brought to the legal system and the chief of defense force in australia. angus campbell has said that he wants any of these crimes to be dealt with domestically in the modified his direction of the afghanistan human rights and
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democracy organization. he says families of the victims need support and the process must be transparent for all it is a very good good report. establishing a number of important incidents, identifying the type of war crimes allegedly committed met us of killing and torture. used and provide in significant detail about come on dispensed responsibilities across what were our u.s. military units and defining the applicant, a legal framework. and bringing that also examples of prosecution of war crimes from other countries, including history of war crimes, committed by australian military and become handing witness and welfare support program. what is actually that? that report is badly missing. 8, a commendation of support to victims and, and families of the victims in afghanistan, it is profoundly shocking and as shocking for all of us in afghanistan in particularly shocking and traumatizing for the families of the victims. and we know
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that that has been cover up. and as far as you know, the killings and murders of these civilians or concern and their families have the if they're going for a long, long time you need to know what are what actually the reality is. and the truth and what is important at this stage is you know, that they have to know about more about the truth. and they expect basically nothing more than a thorough and transparent and credible investigation into all this alleged war crimes that happened in afghanistan. and also they want to be provided an opportunity to take part in the process if you will be, as prime minister says government troops are closer to victory against forces in the northern region. but fightings forced thousands to cross into saddam over the past 2 weeks. many have gone for days without food, but aid is starting to arrive here. but morgan reports from the eastern states or
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got a leaf on the border more than a week after the arrival of refugees to this cabin. the 1st apply of food aid is starting to trickle and also as flour and oil is rationed out between the families who've come here hundreds lined up to receive their share. most of them have left their children back in shelters and withstand scorching sun while they wait. they are desperate. perhaps it is some of that then a challenge. that would mean. i'm glad that it. 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. the now is 8 here. we can have meals, and 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
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the nearly 15000 residents of the camp, which was opened less than 2 weeks ago. they come from the region in northern ethiopia, where the government has launched an offensive more than 30000 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 point 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 great is rising. many who said the 4 days without food now have something to eat. but the country, the refugees are arriving too has its own set of problems, including
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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, but what we're doing is that we have enough food stocks in the country has w f. b. 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 are 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. people, morgan, al-jazeera, and of out of state i mean is prime minister is promising to change the military and the electoral system as he faces pressure to resign. their demands for nicol pushing the un to step down after he signed a deal to hand over parts of the go on a car, back to azerbaijan. after 6 weeks of fighting rallies organized by pro and anti-government,
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demonstrators were held in the capital of our soldiers who fought in the recent conflict with among the protesters. so far seeing and has ignored calls to go on our visitors are some of the edge of it is in physically the territory. recently taken by he spoke to the israeli president's special advisor. you're entering in really after 27 years, there is widespread destruction. what is the plan? actually, we see the destruction. it's in a bundle, is a but are being committed by army against the city. and physically was one of the prosperous city of azerbaijan before completion, and was a region has already started. well, been planning and city planning process, so what it can structure, enter a city or physically and bring in internally displaced population of facility back to physically and as a deal quite aerators of azerbaijan. and once again, international community will see the difference between destruction of armenia and construction of azerbaijan. but of course, armenia as a state bears the responsibility for such an action, sort of war crimes,
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crimes against humanity, encodings in a policy of $1.00 ism and based on that assessments, of course, we will continue to build international institutions including the international courts. so we are to hew armenia near the demand by azerbaijan, to include turkish peacekeepers. there the centers where they're going to be based . that's not decided. how many are there going to be? that's not decided. so how are you going to talk about coming back to where your theory is, when there is so much still pending? indeed, to turn, if i do peace is going to be immediate process, a lot needs to be done. but no infrastructure has been left nor solid building have been left, and all areas have been nativism mines and unexploded ordinance is absent, has been destroyed. therefore, he acquired from azerbaijan to start new transfer destruction policy areas that russian peacekeepers are deployed in going to corroborate region of azerbaijan. as
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regards in a turkish peacekeepers, it's, i was in a monitoring system and currently with parameters are in the process of discussion . thank you. very much a special advisor to the president talking to us in for the rare there is widespread destruction all around. most of the infrastructure in the city has been taken out. locals here tell us that it was the city and surrounding areas which used to have about 140000, people who were displaced from this area. and since they were taken out in the 1990, s. there is to be nothing but destruction that have happened here. so a lot needs to be done before people can actually come back in over a quarter of a 1000000, people have died from covert 19 in the us. that's the highest number of deaths in a single country. infections are still rising more than a 1000000 cases have been reported in the past week. the situation is so bad, states and cities are imposing new restrictions in york city's decided to close schools to try to stop the spread. but might be some good news. u.s.
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drugmaker pfizer is planning to request emergency approval for its vaccine tests show consistent results and no significant side effects across a wide range of people who 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, which, unless it's made available. so we're going to be behind by weeks or months, being able to put together the whole. and this should do 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 and 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's john doe al-jazeera new york. still ahead and al-jazeera why health officials in canada say a covert 19 outbreak in a remote arctic region could be catastrophic and post on to the green industrial revolution. the u.k. government gears up to have net carbon 0 emissions by 2050.
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however, we've got some cooler weather coming into western parts of europe over the next couple of days cold to add rather more unsettled. actually, we've got a cold front coming through this, this blue line that'll make its way in that cross the british isles. as we go on through day and friday, temperatures not hot at around 5 celsius in glasgow. 9 celsius there for london, recent days have been getting up into the, the low to mid teens actually. so quite a significant freshening up of conditions system makes its way through the south was in these for system right on that. some wet weather coming into northern parts of germany. ahead of that's a line of rain from both states right down into the alps and to be some snow coming through here. it does stay reasonably quiet down to the southwest, across spain and portugal. 19 celsius in madrid, most aquash into the eastern side of the med, because some lively showers,
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a rumbling away here, and that western weather, making its way towards cyprus and the levant. and by the time we come to friday of a storm system bring up across central parts of the mediterranean central areas of italy could see some rather heavy showers with some thunder. maybe some localized flooding. and that same system that will roll down into northern parts of libya, some heavy showers coming in here over the next couple of days and turning away from northern egypt. frank assessments, if american public opinion piece betrayed by social media platforms after november . what would be the repercussions if you believe that they're corrosive to our democracy? one obvious solution is to break from an informed opinion, lucas and his dog. anyway, the protesters aren't going anywhere either. it's ability of the revolution. people in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines. who is it that's really out there
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on the street inside story on al-jazeera? if you want to go to see a reminder of our top stories this hour, an inquiry into the conduct of australian special forces in afghanistan has found credible evidence of multiple war crimes. the report details, $39.00 unlawful killings of civilians or prisoners aides beginning to arrive at refugee camps and so done for those who fled violence and ethiopia's to gray region thousands across the border. in the past 2 weeks, the number of coronavirus related deaths in the us has now surpassed a quarter of a 1000000. infections are also rising, with more than
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a 1000000 cases reported in just the past week. counted as vast arctic territory of none of it has gone into a 2 week lockdown after a surge in covert 1000 infections. the 1st case was reported at the beginning of november, but this week cases doubled overnight, reaching 70 on wednesday, alexandra bio spoke to the premier to find out how bad things could get. for months, it was one of the few places in the world untouched by the pandemic. well, everyone in the new world is a little scared, wary about darkover right now because we've kept it out for all of the new work or 8 months, but now it's here. it's a territory. the size of western europe sparsely populated with just $25.00 communities, only accessible by plane. but despite its remoteness, new to hasn't been spared by the coronavirus. the majority of cases are in the hamlet of r.v. at a community of just under 3000 people. most of nineveh citizens are indigenous and
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you eat. they've faced a legacy of canada's colonial policies and are already vulnerable. jobs are scarce and a housing shortage means homes are overcrowded. something that's especially dangerous during a pandemic and a lock down. nothing good comes out of overcrowded house. you have mental health issues. you have health issues, you may have family violence issues. there are only 2 hospitals in the territory, and residents are regularly flown to southern canada for medical treatment. no one's been flown out because of coded 19 yet, but the health system is nearly at its limit. that's the rationale for bringing these orders in place because everything that newly and do to reduce their contacts, to reduce the size of their social bubble. that helps that helps reduce the impact of covert 19 gatherings are restricted schools and non-essential businesses are
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closed. there's extra focus on students' mental health. it's a young population which for years has struggled with high rates of suicide and depression. they've been given take home learning packages, and teachers and support workers are regularly checking in one of the new york care for each other. they're going to make sure someone is sick or is alone in the house . they're going to make sure that you're going to make sure that they have enough food, where a very caring society and we will be taking care of each other and looking out for each other. it's believed many of the cases are linked to isolation hubs in southern canada, where infections are surging. premier civic a toss says the territory's. isolation is one of its strongest assets right now. and we are going to stop the spread of this virus and we are going to prevail. it may take a little while, but we will. this is a region that's used to being snowed in and cut off. covert 1000 may have gotten in, but the new are confident it won't stay for long. alexandra byers,
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al-jazeera large crowds are gathered in argentina's capitol supporting a push by the president that would legalize abortion. the moves reopened a controversial debate in the largely catholic country off a similar efforts failed 2 years ago. that is about reports. we want to say it was a complaint promise made by president albert of the family 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 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 senate. 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
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a woman's lives is at risk. i'm in 2018. at bill was passed in the lower house, but failed to get senate have proven abortion to the controversial issue in the catholic country. and there are some sectors of society, but i don't hold it. but this is what many here say that of course, you know it happening in atlanta family way and that's why thousands of women are hospitalized every year. most of those women who have fought to go to robert doctor and end up trying to terminate their pregnancies in back room. you see tears that are unsafe and illegal human rights groups say, legalizing abortion is a matter of public health. and that's why they're pushing all foodies to take action by turning public buildings green. the color that has come to rivers and the call to legalize abortion in latin america to some legislator, i already say that they are, they are in favor of abortion. come on, this is there, maybe they don't fight against abortion on it. something we know who they are,
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it's ok, but some, it is a lot, i doubt. and we are trying to talk to both who are doubting in our little bunny than to sell them how we think or backyard, and be nice to finally have a big, nice, a family safe on a far more fun to baffle rob, why angle yanna are the only latin american countries that permeate pregnancies to be terminated in the 1st weeks. the 1000000000 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, we ask all good argentinians to do what they can on the streets to pressure
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legislators to oppose the bill. the abortion law cannot make it to congress. the law is likely to be debated in december during an extra sessions. these people say they'll remain on the streets pressuring congress to legalize abortion and helping women to get the treatment they desperately need. chileans are demanding the resignation of president. sebastian pinera after a crackdown of demonstrations based in santiago, have used water cannon to dispose crowds and arrested people near the presidential palace 3 weeks ago. chileans voted in favor of rewriting the constitution. after more than a year of protests, there also demanding the release of activists who've been jailed. britain's prime minister has unveiled what he's calling a green industrial revolution. the goal is to cut the u.k.'s carbon emissions to 0 in the next 30 years. or as johnson's proposal includes stopping the sale of
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vehicles a decade earlier than previously expected at him barbara ports one it's an ambitious plan to cut pollution from traffic. britain set to ban the sale of new petulant diesel vehicles by 203010 years earlier than originally showed jewels. some hybrids will still be allowed, but they'll be grants for electric cars and funding for charging points. all part of a new 10 point plan aimed at making sure the u.k. meets its commitment to achieve net 0 carbon emissions by 2050. prime minister boris johnson is calling it agreed industrial revolution. the plan aims to create up 225-0000, highly skilled green jobs by 2030. it includes a pledge to make london the center of global green finance and involves mobilizing 16000000000 dollars of government money with the private sector providing up to $3.00 times that amount. one highlight is a pledge to quadruple offshore wind power by 2030,
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producing enough electricity to power every u.k. home, as well as a big boost in hydrogen production. but the opposition labor party says only a 3rd of the program is new money pointing out. countries such as germany and france are investing tens of billions of dollars for this expert. it's a small step in the right direction. just a few weeks ago we identified that the government was spending just a 10th of what's needed every year to meet. net 033000000000 pounds a year is what's needed every year over this parliament. what's been announced today is welcome, but it does fall short from what we think is needed. the plan involves greater investment in new nuclear power plants as part of the non carbon energy mix. it also includes funds to insulate homes and public buildings responsible for roughly a 3rd of the u.k.'s carbon emissions as well as tree planting programs. a new carbon capture initiatives. but there's nothing about something environmental campaigners want to see a frequent flyer levy. we believe in this was supported by the u.k.'s climate
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citizens. simply not there should be higher taxes for those people who fly more so that the 1st the 1st flights are comparatively cheap. they become steadily more and more expensive because we know actually that just 15 percent of people in the u.k. take 70 percent of points. the government's promising to invest in clean public transport to make cycling an easier way to travel, especially in cities. the challenge now is what incentives are needed to make a real difference? al-jazeera, london. the red carpets being rolled out for the 8th exult film festival. here in doha, 18 films from 46 countries will be screened in the coming week, mostly online because of the pandemic. but that doesn't stop the excitement. stephanie decker reports from the festival. they're going to do 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 home grown talent to spend out an amazing way to entertain. but it's an amazing, easy way to get 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 at 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 streamed 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, wow, and it's young people who will be judging these films. the jury is made up of 8 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 home grown talent, 16 films, shorts and animations like atari 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 face child dj's in life and how to take care of life around us . and we're going to show how the activity is gone after them and affect 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 all conveyed through the, from an audience's can watch. most of these movies online. some are screened in
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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, food, 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, doha, this is al-jazeera. these are the top stories. an inquiry into the conduct of australian special forces in afghanistan has found credible evidence of multiple war crimes. the report also details $39.00 on lawful killings of civilians or prisoners. turning to the inspector general's report, he found none of the alleged unlawful killings would have.


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