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a diverse range of stories from across the globe from the perspective of our network's journalists on al-jazeera. a relation court finds former prime minister najib razak guilty of abuse of power related to the one n.d.p. scandal 6 more charges to be read else. i'm kevin l. this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. the would earn a vaccine has officially entered phase 3 already some progress in the u.s. effort to develop a vaccine the numbers of infections from the virus continue to spike across the country. threats to return to
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a heavy lockdown and spain's catalonia region if the latest surgeon brought a virus infections is not brought under control. and mourning the conscience of congress civil rights leader john lewis lies in state in the u.s. capital. we begin this hour with breaking news out of malaysia a court has found former prime minister najib razak guilty of one count of abuse of power in this trial is accused of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from a solvent wealth fund is facing 6 other charges including some that carry a possible 20 year prison sentence he denies any wrongdoing flaws lloyd joins us now live from kuala lumpur fons what's the latest was happening of course. well the judge is still reading out a verdict the 7 charges all together in this case he's been found guilty of one
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charge that's abuse of power the prosecution's case has was that used his position of power to lead the government to issue guarantees and in exchange for that he had received $48.00 he had received $10000000.00 and that this was an abuse of power now he still facing the 6 other charges in this case criminal breach of trust as well as money laundering the judge is still reading out his verdict and for this particular charge he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to 5 times the amount of that gratification that he's received in this particular case he could be fined up to $50000000.00 now the judge may not issue a sentence today and he may defer it to a later stage so what we'll have to still wait and see what that sentence is going to be for not just for this one count that for which he's been found guilty so this is the 1st 7 verdict on the 1st charge of the 1st trial but he's facing
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several trials all of which have huge political implications something. but right now not chip is still very powerful politician he wields enormous political influence he no longer leaves no that's the united malays national organization the dominant party in malaysian politics it was voted out of power in the last general election in 2018 but it has since come back into power following a political coup just several months ago and it is the strongest component in the current ruling coalition so he is still extremely powerful the party even though he no longer leads the party the party still backs him we can see that he has he enjoys strong support the party president the deputy president the secretary general are all that court today to show their support for not ship so
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the political implications for this is that. a guilty verdict may lead to being unhappy it may weaken the current administration which reliance on to keep its slim parliamentary majority and just sort of finally florence this isn't the end does it . says he plans to appeal so what happens next how long might this process take. well this is a process that could take years not to pet post it on his facebook page the night before the verdict that no matter what happens he's sure that either either side will want to take this to the appeals court now malaysia has a true tier appeals process so off to this point he can appeal to the court of appeal and then when that person is exhausted they can appeal to the highest court in the federal court so this is a process that can take years now and even if not it may not necessarily have to
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go to prison even if the judge imposes a custodial sentence in the guilty verdict he could delay the carrying out of the custodial sentence and not you will also be able to continue being a member of parliament until he is actually required to. serve out his prison sentence if there is any but this is a process that can take years because of the appeal system here thanks for the flood story there will be checking back in with you as the rest of those verdicts are read out thank you all the rays to find a vaccine to beat the coronavirus is heating up with u.s. president donald trump announcing an american made one has now ended phase 3 clinical trials that's the final hurdle before it can be approved it's being tested on 30000 volunteers drum believes it could be ready for widespread use by the end of the year how did you cast your reports from maryland. the u.s.
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is to have a viable coronavirus vaccine by early next year it's volunteers like melissa harding who will help make that happen everyone in my family is medical my husband is the police up there so we're all on the front line than. can be easily effected by it so doing our part to eradicate it is very important to me she's now part of the world vaguest covert 900 vaccine study among 30000 participants to test shots created by the u.s. government and the private company mcgurn or other vaccine candidates will be tested in coming months we've been sitting on the sidelines passively attempting to wear a mask and social distance and not go out when it's not necessary this is the 1st step of becoming active against this the covert death toll in the us is greater than 147000 more than $4200000.00 americans have been infected
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that now includes robert o'bryant trumps national security advisor the white house says o'brien has mild symptoms and did not expose the president on july 10th the 2 were together in florida the state that's now the u.s. epicenter with more than 10000 infections a day. 14 members of the florida marlins have tested positive throwing the u.s. professional baseball season into disarray. meanwhile unemployed americans have stopped receiving federal checks of $600.00 a week a republican plan in congress would resume those checks but slashed the payment by $2.00 thirds democrats say they won't agree and a partisan battle is expected how does your castro al-jazeera maryland. spain's prime minister is appealing to the u.k. to reverse its decision to quarantine travelers from the country for 2 weeks infections are soaring in certain areas petra sanchez says the u.k.'s move is not justified author owner is seeing more than
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a 1000 new cases each day on the it could become a new epi center for the virus mater and it all has more. spain's sunny beaches mask a worsening health crisis infection rates have soared in recent days with more than a 1000 new cases a day in catalonia 80 percent of those cases are here in the regional capital buffalo no it's feared the cd is now the epicenter of a 2nd wave of coronavirus. these times as being a sharp rise in cases among people who've been guttering in larger numbers the regional leader urged them to stop partying or risk another total lockdown. if we continue with the current pace of social life the only thing that we will accomplish is to worsen the situation we need to responsibly be responsible in our social interactions catalonia already has a stricter messes than in the rest of spain. the tory people have been advised not
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to leave their homes unless it's strictly necessary and gatherings of people are completely bans bars in restrooms normally brimming with life are now struggling to stay afloat. 150 countries have now imposed restrictions on travel to spain on saturday the u.k. suddenly ordered people coming from the country to quarantine for 2 weeks british tourists make up more than a 20 percent of all foreign visitors talks are on the way to drop restrictions on british travelers from spain eric and kind of realized the spanish government's also trying to convince countries other parts of spain are safe to visit. in buffalo knight's a race against time to bring the infection rate under control if there's no improvement within 10 days the regional governments warned of aggressive tactics to control the spread of their radio are just barcelona the world health
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organization is warning that imposing bans on international travel due to cover the is unsustainable and that governments should be doing more to reduce the spread of the virus within their own borders why crime is encouraging why the measures not just travel restrictions. as always opposed to travel measures should be used in conjunction with other measures to buy themselves travel travel measures are not effective in dealing with dealing with the movement of disease in the same way that hand washing a lawn mask wearing a lawn or any of the public building 2 inches alone is not effective it is going to be almost impossible for for individual countries to keep their border shut for the forseeable future economies have to open or people have to work trade has to resume and a group of brazilian health care workers is asking the international criminal court this debate president jaya both of our us government for crimes against humanity
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a document claiming to represent more than a 1000000 medical staff in brazil has been submitted to the hague based court accuses the government of being criminally negligent in its management of the covert 19 pandemic brazil has the 2nd highest number of virus related deaths in the world. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has warned hezbollah it's playing with fire israeli army says it confronted an infiltration attempt launched by the lebanese armed group in the border of region of farms hezbollah denies it engaged in any confrontation united nations urging both sides to show restraint algis there is hurry force that reports. smoke plumes over southern lebanon after what the israeli military referred to as a security incident it said a cell of hezbollah fighters trying to infiltrate israeli controlled territory israeli soldiers tracked them and repelled them with machine gun tank and artillery fire in tel aviv where they'd rushed for security assessments israel's julian prime
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minister and defense minister put on a rare show of unity government a sale of hezbollah terrorists crossed into israel in an attempt to harm israeli soldiers i.d.f. soldiers and officers acted professionally and accurately and prevented a severe incident that could have cost human lives. israel's prime minister made an explicit reference to the war of 2006 in warning hezbollah's leader hassan nasrallah that israel's armed forces stood ready to respond further because bullet solution of darks hizbollah mr understand that it is playing with fire it made a big mistake when it assessed israel's its own nation to defend itself and lebanon paid a price any attack against us will be met with great force i urge him not to repeat this mistake and we do not live a normal. israel has been on heightened alert since an airstrike last week in syria attributed to israel killed a hezbollah fighter there as well or has vowed to avenge any such deaths in
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southern lebanon the aftermath of the israeli artillery barrage hezbollah denied having carried out any operation saying israelis fired into lebanon out of confusion and panic and its statement was read out on the hezbollah affiliated elman our t.v. then. it was all one sided and it was by an enemy that is afraid terrified and worried our response to the martyrdom of our brother ali kamil most in who died in the zionist attack in the damascus airport region is definitely coming and there's scientists should be whiting for the punishment of their crimes last year a similar set of circumstances led to a hezbollah attack on an israeli military post and a limited israeli response it was over within hours both sides seemingly keen to avoid an escalation that motivation has only intensified since with a surging pandemic in israel and an economic crisis in lebanon but for now at least hezbollah is saying that this round isn't over are a force that al-jazeera wester islam. still ahead on al-jazeera rethinking the
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urban world while the u.n. says now is the time to improve the world city's. schools still out of nigeria causing concern about what the future holds for millions of children. and though there are plenty of hot and dry weather throughout much of the middle east one of the shows father to north work in the east was away from the shores of the black sea and also noticed plenty of cloud here through western saudi and again across into the far west of yemen we've seen rain here now for several days and on tuesday it could be quite heavy at times that we could well see some flooding some in the city of santa i mean may even see more as it works as well about west coast of saudi quite a bit of cloud around elsewhere but look at these temperatures 51 in baghdad on tuesday $45.00 in kuwait 40 celsius in doha but of course it is fairly pretty humid
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again this time of the year but those winds still kicking up that sundin dust of the interior of iraq and no change this time which is 51 in baghdad but the rain still continuing out across into the fall southwest of saudis or as i say we could see some localized flooding then down into southern africa plenty of activity through the central areas and a lot of cloud has been streaming in across much of madagascar over the last couple of days and as you can see here plenty of heavy rain to the north and the east we could also pick up one or 2 shows just sliding on these coastal areas of south africa over the next couple of days and all the while the showers running up the coast all the way really from mozambique up towards somalia more or less the same as we head off into wednesday what we will see there is more heavy rain through central and eastern as of madagascar but a dry day imported is a. jump into the stream and julian on global community this generation will have to create
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its own democracy with social media on at will online be part of the debate let me put some you tube comments to you when no topic is off the table is taking on all the systemic arlen's that people of color have suffered not only now but for decades we are going to be to transform lives the way he keeps human way to business if we're going to adapt to climate break out of this stream on al-jazeera . to myrtle. your general just there a reminder of our top stories this hour elation courters found former prime minister algebras are guilty of abuse of power his 1st trial links to the one in d.p. scandal decision on 6 other charges is still being read out. president donald trump
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says the u.s. made corona virus vaccine as it did its final trials it's been tested on $30000.00 volunteers trump says could be ready for widespread use by the year. spain's prime minister is appealing to the u.k. to reverse its decision to farm to travelers from the country 2 weeks factions are soaring in parts of spain us alone a is c. more than bones a new cases a day. a pandemic has exposed deep inequalities in towns and cities around the world how people live in them and what services they have access to un report argues that now is the time to reset how we live in urban areas a move toward a sustainable future the report says that around 90 percent of cases have been in cities making them the epicenter of demick some urban economies are serving their residents better than others a quarter of the world's urban population for example live in slums many lack
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access to running water and basic sanitation needed to effectively stop transmission of the virus while less than half of the world's population have access to open public spaces near their home. u.n. secretary general antonio good terrorists says the pandemic has given governments a chance to reshape urban areas. the regular the option of telecommuting you straight also say these continents form seemingly overnight to confront urgent sets we must act with the same urgency and resolve to transform cities and that the rest of the climate and pollution crisis now is the time to rethink and reshape the urban world now is the moment where they're put to the reality of these and future pandemics and now is our chance to recover better by building more resilient inclusive and sustainable cities. david sanderson is judith nelson chair in architecture at the university of new south wales he is an expert on urban development he tries us now from sydney thanks for your time mr sandison one of the
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big takeaways from this report is how the virus has exposed these deep rooted inequalities how to cities begin to tackle that. there's the issue and i think the report says it well the un says it well the whole of it isn't fair it's those of course in society that might be possible or is there was a serious lot of nearly the one it will it particularly the 1000000000 people living in knowing him settlers source 'd to. southeast asia or africa or latin america places where people struggle with it where there's a lack of access the issue is access to health care or jobs or things like that so the real challenge is seriously so that will happen the problem is that previous so-called natural crises but lots of little change around the world i guess especially now when governments are having to inject money just to keep their
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economies the flows i mean what are the chances of any sort of big changes happening as a result of this. well there's a thing as well i mean and both cities have been engines of growth for centuries so citizen well it gets creative the issue is tapping into that but if you are it'll work. you need to you need to work today see tonight i'm seeing this gap happening between people who are going to work from home and many people quite liking that but for those people who are vulnerable the issue is you can't do that you have to go somewhere you have to be on public transport you have to be dense market so less and so societies take that seriously if you like to actually institute reforms that make a difference for those most vulnerable in society tragically the prognosis is the next issue will be the same saying another recommendation is to future proof cities by and i quote invest in sectors with high ecological and digital job
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transformation and creation what does that mean. and. question i think it is a for whatever stand taking advantage of our digital world but it is about the issue not a lot of people do not have access to that now that's not a bad thing we're all sitting there and you know what if you go to that but if you're somebody if you're a 12 year old living in a smaller settlements were up for a girl or a mother of 5 children in your 90 that might be a world away so there's a reality check when it comes to thinking of how people live where people are right now and working with those most vulnerable because the tragic outcome of same such as this that was another so-called natural is the cause of the crises those most vulnerable at the end of the day do not get help in the way they should do or get support or other any examples that you can think of of cities who are beginning to cement some of the environmental gains which have been made. as a byproduct of the virus. i think there are places that examples where
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things are good where things get better where people take responsibility where the social distancing people can stay at home where you can be separate and we're seeing some countries around the world vienna has been so exactly successful other countries have been very successful in this but it comes down to communication responsibility here and but it does come back to the choices you have and if you're poor you have less choices in society and you have to go out you have to work your concept and that's the issue that i think this report says actually very well the issues are very big and complex but the lesson is that we do something about that we're doomed to repeat the same cycle of problems thanks for that analysis david sanderson there an expert on urban development. the disruption of schooling in nigeria is raising concerns over the future of
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millions of children schools were shot almost 4 months ago and can't reopen as coronavirus cases are rising as i've had it just reports from the pooja only a few schools have been able to offer online learning. covered 19 as empty classrooms and nigeria for school so the resources learning never stops much of it in private schools. but the students are given the necessary equipment to study for a hole. so they're able to log in via the classes and then they also have the ability to view the lesson material in the online classroom and videos that they can watch. on their own and then also we have a learning path that goes home once a week and so they're able to get fresh material we actually see some children are thriving in this environment children that had difficulty paying attention in class
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are really excited by the fact that they can see their teacher one on one but it's a different story for the majority of students who go to government run schools this school has been under lock and key for the past 4 months and is the same story elsewhere in nigeria underfunded and usually overcrowded most public schools have been unable to provide teaching for their students during the pandemic. for now on the government's plan to provide teaching radio on t.v. isn't working for most because of poor internet access and power cuts and elicit the disruption to education will have serious repercussions for the future of students on the country. that it was all. or. all.
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law. is covered $1000.00 cases rise government officials are putting in place safety requirements before schools can reopen private schools are more likely to meet those safety requirements as a public school students the option for many is either to stay at an all room the streets comedy. which are. not there now on our breaking news this hour former malaysian prime minister najib razak has been found guilty on all 7 charges and his 1st trial links to the one in d.p. scandal let's go straight to florence lawyer who is in kuala lumpur florence guilty across the board that's right now in this trial not about faced 7 charges one of abuse of power 3 of criminal breach of trust and another 3 are related to money laundering now he has been accused of.
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receiving illegally receiving up to $10000000.00 in his personal account in this money came from s.r.c. international a company that's a former subsidiary of $1.00 m.t.b. the state investment fund that's been mired in a corruption scandal and we don't yet know what the sentence is going to be or whether the sentencing is going to take place today but these charges all carry very heavy penalties in the maximum of 15 or 20 years and also finds that could run into tens of millions of dollars but sentencing we're not sure when that's going to take place that could be deferred to a later date. and what might be the political ramifications of these verdicts i mean he's still very influential within his power which is part of the ruling coalition. absolutely not ship is no longer the leader off the united malays national organization or no that's the
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dominant party in malaysian politics but he still has very strong support and we saw how high ranking officials from that party were in court today to show their support for him and the current administration relies very heavily on this party to keep their majority in parliament now a guilty verdict could potentially disrupt this balance of power it could lead to know. it could lead to no perhaps. prefer asking for snap elections to take place because i know is the strongest component party in the ruling coalition so this may not bode well for the current administration that only came into power 7 months ago following a political coup thank you so much for that florence lloyd there live for us in kuala lumpur just recapping that breaking news former malaysian prime minister najib razak has been found guilty on all 7 charges in his 1st trial link to the one m. d. the scandal is facing several other trials this trial went on for about 16 months
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found guilty are on all 7 counts now to other news mali's president has appointed a 6 person cabinet to form a unity government he was responding to an appeal from west african leaders who also called for new elections following disputed votes in march and april political tension has been rising in mali in recent weeks with protesters demanding the resignation of president abraham boubacar cases thank you some of corruption mismanaging the economy failing to contain armed groups. 2 iraqi protesters have been killed and were new to add to government protests security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse crowds in baghdad after the funerals of the 2 who were killed in demonstrations late on sunday the 1st protesters to die since the new prime minister. took power in may he says his government should not be held
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responsible for mistakes made by previous leader is. the coffin of civil rights pioneer and longtime u.s. representative john lewis has arrived at the capitol rotunda after a procession through washington d.c. georgia congressman is the 1st black lawmaker to lie in state at the rotunda one of the highest american on is for public service monday is the 3rd of 6 days of memorials for the congressman who died on july 17th aged 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer between then and now john lewis became a titan of the civil rights movement and then the conscience of the congress here in congress john was busy reviewed and beloved on both sides of the aisle on both sides of the capitol he paid a price in harassment and beatings from a bus ration in south carolina to the edmund pettus bridge john lewis
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lived and worked with the urgency because the task was urgent. i'm give it eleanor hall with the headlines on al-jazeera a malaysian court has just found former prime minister najib razak guilty of all 7 charges he's facing including abuse of power and a breach of trust that's in his 1st trial the one in scandal faces several other trials he's accused of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the sovereign wealth fund he denies any wrongdoing foreign soil has more on what might come next not just had posted on his facebook page the night before the verdict that no matter what happens he's sure that i've either side will want to take this to the appeals court now malaysia has a 2 tier appeals process so off to this party can appeal to the court of appeal and
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then when that presence is exhausted they can appeal to the highest court in the federal court so this is a process that can take years. u.s. president donald trump says an american made corona virus vaccine has now entered the final trials before it can be approved it's being tested on $30000.00 volunteers and trump says could be ready for widespread use by the end of the year spain's prime minister is appealing to the u.k. to reverse its decision to quarantine travelers from the country for 2 weeks infections are soaring in parts of spain the city of basra alone alone is seeing more than a 1000 new cases every day. a group of brazilian health care workers is asking the international criminal court to investigate president jaya balsa autos government for crimes against humanity a document claiming to represent more than a 1000000 medical staff in brazil has been submitted to the hague based court it accuses the government of being criminally negligent in its management of the
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pandemic. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu says hezbollah is playing with fire is accuse the lebanese outgroup of infiltrating the border his blood denies the claims the united nations is urging restraint from both sides there's been more demonstrations in iraq following the funerals of to protest it's killed during fighting with things late on sunday sunday's deaths are the 1st since the new prime minister. took office and may the coffin of civil rights pioneer and longtime u.s. representative john lewis has arrived at the capitol rotunda after a procession through washington d.c. the georgia congressman is the 1st black will make it to lie in state. the news continues here on al-jazeera right after the strain just coming up next. reporting in the field means i often get to witness not just news is breaking but also history as it's unfolding. on the record one day i might be covering politics in
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