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tin used to disrupt people's lives we look at this decision and big impact on the saudi economy hyde's 2020 on al-jazeera. former malaysian prime minister najib razak is found guilty on all corruption charges at his 1st trial linked to a multi-billion dollar state funds scandal. i know i'm not matheson and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. eradicating very important. volunteers start rolling up their sleeves for the united states 1st large scale vaccine trial. losing their homes and their
livelihoods hundreds of thousands in bangladesh wait for help in rising flood waters. also logging on to learn a few can afford it most nigerian children are missing out as schools stay closed. but asia's former prime minister najib razak has been found guilty of 7 corruption charges the verdict comes from the 1st trial linked to the one m.t.b. state investment fund scandal when he was in power and as you pointed used to die any wrongdoing and says he will appeal this 1st case centered on the transfer of nearly $10000000.00 from a unit of one and d b into now personal accounts he's been convicted of abuse of power 3 counts of criminal breach of trust us and 3 counts of money laundering that he launched one n.d.b. as a state investment fund when he was prime minister in 2009 farms louise joining us
live from kuala lumpur finds us talk us through what's been happening in court 1st of all. well the judge took a couple of hours to read out his verdict and he found not guilty on all 7 counts and now the defense lawyers are now arguing for a stay in sentencing so we're not yet sure whether the judge is going to pass a sentence today or if the defense lawyers have their way then there are them that may happen only next week on monday which is what defense lawyers are asking for now the charges for which it has been found guilty they'd carry rather have punishments ranging from 20 years in prison that's the maximum sentence to fine of 5 times the amount of gratification that the accused has been found to have received so that could run into tens of millions of dollars now and this is just the 1st step of course not just has said he will appeal and malaysia has
a 2 tier appeals process so that could take up 2 years before the appeals process is exhausted. as you say this is going to take a great deal of time do we have any indication for the or not he knows he was is likely to be incarcerated until sentencing or is he allowed to go free well that really depends on the judge and that's what the arguments in court about now 1st of all not only whether or not the sentencing is going to be passed today the judge or once the sentence is passed but assuming that there is going to be a jail sentence then the judge actually has a discretion on whether or not he will allow a stay of the execution of the sentence i think we can quite safely predict that none ships' lawyers are going to ask for a stay an execution of a jail sentence if there should be one imposed now not just in the meantime can continue to perform his duties as a member of parliament. and until he goes into prison. florence and i thank you
very much indeed does florence though he talking to us from college and poor let's talk to james chaney he's a professor of asian studies i just tell you as university of tasmania and he's joining us from hobart thank you very much indeed for giving us your time so just give us an indication of how much political clout still has well i think the little girl has been diminished by this ruling are prior to this ruling in their general. you know if you leave are you you know some challengers but not all that are just sort of. you are all of it trying to work in many she's really full strength but having said that you rank you know at least 4 of our we are not and he's hoping to get real on this one and you really. are because you are trying to regain her crown. i'm known as the united malays national organization as
you say that's his party it's also party of the part of the coalition government at the moment so how is his party dealing with this. what i think the party is trying to draw a line of bodies when m.t.v. . for the past couple months they've been trying to brand them so i think they will not get will not be are you but if not your new found you look. in terms of the the mastic political consequences are. not that i understand what you're doing because i'm not trying to pressure or more you know goal or snap election. as you are probably suggest. action because the boat does what it is corruption. the current coalition governments majority is still pretty thin alasia does this make a difference to standing in the country and its ability to get legislation through
. not really they have a slim majority or 2 but they're currently in the process of this so i suspect it was the end of the year. they'll be more welcomed opposition joining. the militia gun has lots of nature and it is widely understood. among you will get something how do you think this is all going down with the people of malaysia themselves i think the people of malaysia happy i think one of the reasons why they lost the last general election was because the people don't really want. any swire and want them to go to jail so this is really their very 1st and this will look very good on the previous administration and i mean especially because they were the one who. says yes. we appreciate your time thank you for joining us on al-jazeera james chin
united states 1st large scale covert 1000 vaccine study has begun the stage 3 clinical trials are one of the final hurdles before government approval can be granted that's a process president on the trunk hopes will deliver the vaccine as soon as possible as he heads towards the election in november i did joe castle reports from maryland . if the us 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 of the police officers though we're all on the front lines than can be easily affected 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 of 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 100 in 47000 more than 4200000 americans have been infected that now includes robert o'bryant 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 and factions 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 and congress would resume those checks but slashed the payment by 2 thirds democrats say they won't agree and
a partisan battle is expected how does your castro al-jazeera maryland. spain's prime minister petro sanchez is pushing the u.k. to reconsider its decision to impose a 2 week quarantine on anyone travelling from his country infections are rising fast in some places like barcelona but resorts like ben and or in the eastern coast of spain have reported far fewer cases sanchez says this means there can be exemptions. for some of the time of the current we are at this moment talking to the british authorities to try to make them reconsider a measure that in our view is unsuitable particularly if we keep the epidemiological data of the spanish territory and in particular certain tourist destinations like for example the canary in the bay lyric islands the villain sea and dilute sea in regions which i insist have a total accumulated level of virus that is lower than what's being registered in the u.k. in epidemiological terms it is safer to be in these regions than in the u.k. you know somebody who is caught out by the new rule also believes their government
has overreacted it's unbelievable there's no need for it you know any can we not think it's a bit iffy but yet. that before all this you know what they you. a group of brazilian health care workers is asking the international criminal court to investigate president yet both sinatras government for crimes against humanity a document that said 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 covert 19 pandemic brazil has the 2nd highest number of virus related deaths in the world. the lebanese armed group hezbollah has denied being involved in any confrontation on monday after israel said it pushed back what it called and infiltration attempt there's very army warning people in the border region of farms
to stay indoors during the incident israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu has one has ball it's quote playing with fire as the un urges both sides to show restraint are a force of reports from west to resume. 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 minister and defense minister put on a rare show of unity government. a cell 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 volatile of darks hizbollah mr understand it is playing with fire it made a big mistake when it assessed israel's determination to defend itself and lebanon paid a price but 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 has been has vowed to avenge any such deaths in 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 and 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. and in the news i had accusations of cease fire violations just hours after it came into effect were to ukrainian soldiers a pro russian separatists. rethinking the open world while the un says now is the time to improve our cities.
hello there are plenty of nice will the sunshine through much of the southern year the mediterranean in particular but to the north particularly the northwest the single n.t. of clouds some fairly stiff breeze is and also quite a bit of rain but nothing of the rain you see lately across areas of hungary this is in the fall southwest and all this brown you can see is a flood water and of course once the floodwaters recede this is some of the damage that is left behind this is further to the north and you can see here just the damage this rain these floodwaters have done so that particular area roads through chooses a much improving picture there also a shot to the east of hungary across into romania and quite a few showers working their way crushing through the baltics into the far west of russia that system impacting you come monday that will head across the north sea beginning to push those strong winds in the rain across into southern as a scandinavian it will reach the study by wednesday but the next system heading in from the lancet does tend to get blocked there's a little ridge of high pressure building so that means conditions will say fine and drive it quite a line of rain showers working the way through ukraine again the baltics and
pushing into western areas of russia the rain could be quite heavy at times later in the day so that ridge of high pressure doing its job quite well we've got some nice sunshine in london by thursday and friday look at these temperatures up to 28 degrees celsius and of course all the while across the south it's nice and sunny and very warm in rome wednesday. but. frank assessments seeing that. there's. like links with this it's an informed opinion is ethiopia on the verge of breakdown many parts of the old immediate region are actually under a de facto state of emergency and critical debate after the use of proxy because look at a recent interest of the libyan people in depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story on al-jazeera.
georgiades here a reminder of our top stories this hour malaysia's former prime minister najib razak has been found guilty of all 7 charges in his 1st trial linked to the one n.d.b. scandal prosecutors say hundreds of millions of dollars from the state fund were deposited into his accounts. president donald trump says the u.s. made coronavirus vaccine has now entered the final trials before it can be approved trump says it could be ready for widespread use by the end of the year. the spanish government is calling on the u.k. to provide exemptions to its blanket quarantine you know british tourist returning home spraying the says areas such as the bali article islands shouldn't be affected
because the numbers of the cases are low. u.s. attorney general william barr is expected to defend the justice department's use of federal law enforcement agents to stop protests in portland is due to testify to congressional hearing later on tuesday or more demonstrations are taking place in the city against racism and police brutality these are live pictures from portland where it does look fairly quiet at the moment protesters are also angry about the presence of federal officers who were deployed by president donald trump portland officials have been pushing for the federal government to withdraw all of the agents. police in this trailer have shut down a black lives moto protest in sydney and arrested at least 6 people before the event could get underway protesters had said they would hold the rally despite a court order denying them a permit over coronavirus concerns i don't gatherings in the state of new south wales and are limited to 20 people the protest was meant to call attention to the
death of an indigenous man in police custody and 2015. iraq's prime minister has ordered an investigation into the killing of 2 people during anti-government protests on monday the deaths are the 1st since most of all to me came to office in may he criticised the purity forces for firing tear gas and live ammunition at the protesters thousands of iraqis have rallied for jobs and an end to corruption for months now how many says his government should not be held responsible for mistakes made by previous leaders. it's not just ask a 2 month old government to pay the corruption and looting left by the previous administration. youth protests yesterday are legitimate right security forces don't have the permission to fire a single bullet at opera the protesters. opened an investigation into the circumstances of what happened to her square i requested that all fax be made
available within 72 hours qatar is un representative says the gulf nation will continue to support the peace process in afghanistan that's despite a rising violence which threatens to derail u.s. backed efforts for talks now afghan government and the taliban are preparing to engage in dialogue once again possibly next month. i would like to reaffirm guitars that said past commitment to support the afghanistan including continued support for an afghani led and owned a reconciliation process with a view to bringing peace to bolivia security now undertaking these efforts we will continue to support. the international commitments community commitments to endorse the foot participation of women in the peace process ukraine's military is accusing russian backed separatists of violating a ceasefire that's come into effect in the east monday's truce is backed by leaders in both moscow and kiev there's
a sense of cautious optimism among some and eyeing that among others prasad gota as more. alert and standing ready ukrainian soldiers in these trenches a few hansei 15 here before 1st a cease fire and then accusations of violations for the hostilities and more mistrust that's done little to end the 6 year conflict between ukrainian troops and russian backed separatists. unfortunately today at 20 and 45 local time the enemy opened fire from small arms and heavy machine guns on the 36 marine brigades unit no casualties among ukrainian troops have been reported our units have not returned fire monday's truce aloha scan donbass regions was described as a full and comprehensive one backed by both russia's president vladimir putin and ukrainian leader a lot of the solecki the representatives of the breakaway region the
self-proclaimed donetsk people's republic have denied firing the 1st short for the people living here at the polls and fighting has been a welcome despite but after 20 previous attempts at a lasting cease fire it's difficult not to be cynical or never to hurt their own unique in that it was quiet today it's unbelievable it's the 1st day when they did not fire before that once they started to fire they kept firing we will work it out of peace is reached but i don't believe in it and no one believes that there will be peace maybe this time it will last for 3 or 4 days out side ukraine's presidential office and care for this anger against lenski since last year's election victory selenski has made ending the conflict in the east a priority but for protesters here monday's truce has come with a sense of betrayal. thanks to the clumsy leadership of president zelinsky and his team the result is that the army got an order for capitulation we paid a huge price and so we as civil society members cannot allow this year. 40000
people have died in the conflict since russia's annexation of the crimea peninsula in 2014 to this day 2000000 people of donbass and crimea remain displaced more than 3000000 on both sides of the frontline need aid to survive. but i cried so much and i suffered so much i would like peace to come but whether it will come only those on top can say ukraine's government says if the truce holds it would lead to the implementation of other aspects of the 2015 peace deal brokered by france and germany for now this cautious optimism for of real ceasefire priyanka gupta 0. around a 3rd of bangladesh has been affected by flooding that's left 2000000 people needing help many of those displaced a living in temporary shelters while others are being forced to take refuge on highways at least 100 people have died so far tanveer child reports.
is desperate to save whatever few possessions she was left with before the flooding she used to live with a family of 6 in this modest hut now she's not sure where our family and life stopped will find shelter. with facing many problems there's no work here the authorities are supposed to distribute relief here but we have yet to receive any we're not even sure what to feed our life stuck under these conditions we may have to take shelter by a bridge nearby for now bangladesh lies a nation's largest river delta system many big rivers which originate in the himalayas flow to india into the bay of bengal making the country highly vulnerable to and low flooding. following the recent torrential rain many areas on the outskirts of the dhaka are also under water such as here in cyber but the flood forecasting center says there is no chance of the floodwaters moving farther inland
towards dhaka for now unicef say is more than 2000000 people including around a 1000000 children have been impacted and a half a 1000000 families displaced due to floods don joyride lost his home in korea graham not in bangladesh he's now living with his family in a temporary shelter many people came and visited the area even local government people but so far we have not received any assistance it's been almost 2 months since this area flooded health officials say it thousands of people in the flood affected areas have fallen victim to water borne diseases the government says it's prepared to deal with the situation where the money for them and the prime minister has instructed us to take a long term strategy to deal with the flood situation we are prepared and have adequate relief materials cash and food including special provisions for children dry foods and even hot cooked meals we had a cabinet meeting and decided way to distribute everything but despite the
assurances the government has yet to assess the full impact of the flooding it's a challenging time for people like cocaine or whoever made a raging coronavirus pandemic now also face the struggle to rebuild their life can be childfree i'll just sirrah bangladesh scientists say nearly 3000000000 animals were killed or displaced by a strain his last bushfire season the world wide fund for nature describes it as one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history while qualities became the face of the crisis that affected nearly every species on the continent many animals that didn't die in the flames face starvation dehydration and attacks by other animals. kenya's extended a curfew for another month in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus that had been set to expire an early august but the government stopped short of reinstating a full lockdown despite a surgeon infections sunday saw a record increase with 960 new cases kenya is reported around 800000 since the
outbreak began nearly 300 people have died but i'm there makes expose deep inequalities in towns and cities around the world how people live in them and what services they've got access to a un report argues that now is the time to reset how we live report says that around 90 percent of cases have been in cities making them the epicenter of the pandemic some urban economies are serving the residents better than others a quarter of the world's arbonne population for example live in slums many like access to run running water and basic sanitation needed to effectively stop the transmission of the virus while less than half the world's population have access to open public spaces near their homes the regular the option of telecommuting illustrates also say these controls for seemingly overnight to confront urgent sets we must act with the same urgency and resolve to transform cities and the rest of
the climate and pollution crisis now is the time to rethink and reshape the little worlds 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. that is option of education in nigeria is raising concern for the future of millions of children schools were shot 4 months ago and they won't reopen because corona virus cases are rising but on the dentist reports from only a few schools are able to offer online learning. covered 19 as empty classrooms in the 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 the other 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 fact 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 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 the students during the pandemic. for now at the government's plan to provide teaching radio and 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's the. only. or. it will. as covered 1000 cases rice government officials are putting in place safety requirement 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 home or room the streets comedy trees. which are the coffin of civil rights pioneer and longtime u.s. congressman john lewis has been moved to the steps of the capitol building in washington d.c.
for public viewing his body lay in state at the rotunda the 1st time the honor was extended to a black politician tuesday is the 4th of 6 days of memorials for the congressman who died on july 17th age 80 from pancreatic cancer and much more of course on the web sites the address for that is al-jazeera dot com. this is al-jazeera these are the top stories malaysia's former prime minister najib razak has been found guilty of all 7 charges in his 1st child linked to the one n.d.b. scandal prosecutors say hundreds of millions of dollars from the state funds were deposited into his accounts funds that he has been following the trial. the judge has rejected not gyp's defense argument that had been duped by finance years and that he thought that the money the $10000000.00 that appeared in his personal bank
account was a donation from saudi arabia now and the charges he's been found guilty of all 7 charges and they carry very heavy penalties. they range from 15 to 20 years in prison he could also be fined 5 times up to the amount that he received so it could run into tens of millions of dollars. lebanon's prime minister has warned israel of a dangerous military escalation that he says has violated lebanese sovereignty have also urged caution in the coming days over heightened border tensions as follows israel accusing a lebanese armed group of infiltrating the border hezbollah denies the claims the united nations is urging restraint from both sides president tom says the u.s. made coronavirus vaccine has now entered the final trials before it can be approved trump says it could be ready for widespread use by the end of the year. a group of brazilian health care workers is asking the international criminal court to
investigate president yet both scenarios government for crimes against humanity the document said to represent more than a 1000000 medical stuff in brazil has been submitted to the hague based court it accuses the government of being criminally negligent in its management of the covert 1000 pandemic. iraq's prime minister has ordered an investigation into the killing of 2 people joining in antigovernment protests on monday the deaths of the 1st since most of all kadhimiya came to office in may is criticize a curative forces for firing tear gas and live ammunition protesters thousands of iraqis are rallied for jobs and an end to corruption. and those are the headlines these continues here on al-jazeera in about half an hour after inside story there by.
we're. honoring a champion of civil rights activism mourners in the u.s. pay tribute to john lewis but will his body is laid to rest how will his legacy shape the black lives matter a movement this is inside story. of that welcome to the program i'm nora a lifetime civil rights leader in the u.s. who inspired the passage of the 1965 voting rights act the last of the big 6 rights leaders led by martin luther king jr and hailed as the conscience of congress.