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thihis is al jazeera ♪ >> you're watching the newshsho live inn l london. cocoming up in ththe next 60 mi -- milillions of livives in the balalance as russia and china vo a up. n. resesolution that wouou have extended cross-border ade -- aid in syria. celebration in turkey, and other quarters has assembled h hagia zsofia as a most cloudy rore restored. the marshall -- national television station is taken off
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area and al jazeera journalists are questioned by police over the investigation of the treatment of migrant workers in malaysia. >> and i'll have all the sports, including -- quickest in practice. ahead of the formula one grand pro in austria. >> welcome to the newshour, a lifeline to millions of syrians is at risk of being shutdown. russia and china have vetoed a u.n. security resolution to keep two pathways open from turkey for aid deliveries. a company in belgian wanted to keep the passages open. the mandate for the badr crosses expires on friday and the
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country is voting on a proposal. as supplies and food for millions hang in the balance. let's look at why the counsel remains divided. 2.8 million people in syria's ebel held area depend on those pines for aid. but the u.s. says 1.3 million people depend on the other crossing. let's get an update from james. he's joining us from the united nations to talk us through where things stand right now and when we can see a vote on that rival russian proposal. >> we're going to have that vote, well, it's actually underway as he -- we speak. these are virtual procedures so they have a window in which the people to have countries can vote, submitting a letter. we were working with 24-hour windows but there's a very short
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window now because time is running out. in just seven hours from now the existing authorization for those two border crossings whether run out and there will be no boarder crossings allowing aid from turkey to syria so voting underway on that russian resolution but i don't think is goinginks that text to do nipping because it's similar to two others which haven't passed in the last week so we really have a problem. i'm hearing, though, to try and solve the problem, the two countries that have been coming out with the text on the u.n. community to members from europe, belgium and germany have a new text in mind and that they will put that to the security council. in text is suggesting that a new authorization for one year for crossing and then
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for babel salem, that happened allow it three manages to slowly wind down its operations. so you might say that's somewhat face-saving and in many ways the russians get their way but there are question of whether that gel nuary--- belgian-germany compromise pass. will others like the u.s., u.k., france, support that idea of getting the other checkpoint in flee seasons in will the russians support it? they want some language about unilateral sanctions, they're doing, they said, so much harm of the people of syria. i also think, although we've had this very short voting period and we'll find out in listen hours' time about the russian resolution, this new
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belgian-german compromise is going to a slight little different place than some of the other options so it may well be that some council members say we can't decide this in a couple of hours, we have to go back to our capitals so we knight might get another 12 or 24-hour period. that puts us past the deadline coming up in the short time. at least for now, no deliveries will be allowed from turkey into syria. >> james, thank you. as he was saying, eight agencies are concerned that there could be dire consequences for millions of displaced syrians if that agreement isn't reached. we have more. >> shelters in the province bear witness to the staggering human cost of syria's war, now in its 10th year. children who weren't born when the fighting began live with their families in one of the many camps for those displaced
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not once but many times. the adults are mostly out of work. nearly three million syrians in the last rebel-controlled enclave in the northwest defend on aid to survive. they're anxious about rusha's efforts to limit vital cross-border deliveries. >> the russian efforts to close the crossing is very, very harmful for us. this is not of any benefit to us. it will prevent humane -- humanitarian aid. we are living by that and we fight over it. without it, we will die of hunger. >> supplies from turkey a into northwest syria is already limited to two crossesings. russia wants to cut access to just one. one has stopped because of russian and chinese opposition. >> what can we syrians expect from russia? russia has done nothing but destroy and displace us.
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if not for the russian regime, the war of russia against us, we would not be displaced in this camp. >> u.n. agencies have been giving life 46 saving food and medicines for years and they want to keep the crossings open. that -- 0% so if all this nnections, next time will go to the -- and we know actually from our experience with the regime in general, they will not provide any kind of support to the northwest syria. reported eported -- its first coronavirus infections on thursday. eight agencies have warned of the catastrophic consequences of an outbreak in a province where
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more than 80,000 have been damaged in attacks since december. the dire health crisis is coupled with a crippling financial crisis which has left the syrian crown nearly worthless and crossed shops to close. the access to border crossings is critical to avoid starvation and disease from millions of syrians. >> much more to come on the al jazeera news hour. including the nepter lands turns to the european court of human for its hold malaysia role in the downing of the ma librarya flight. in sports news, some nba players heading to florida for the league's restart are taking safety precautions to the next level.
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>> but first, turkey's president says the first prayers will be held at istanbul's hagia sophia on july 24th as he signed a decree folly restoring the landmark status as a mosque. saying its conversion from a mosque to a museum years ago was illegal. greece says it is an open provocation to the swivelsed world. ed juan has long supported the -- erdogan has long supported the change. here's some of the reaction from is tan bum. >> we've been waiting for this news for a very long first time title i'm very excited. i want to go pray as soon as possible. >> nobody has a say in this. europeans have nothing to say either. those who built this did it to worship god as well. thank god today it is back to
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its main purpose. >> thy while the greeks say the decision will damage turkey's die -- ties with the entire european union. more from athens. >> they're calling it a bare-faced challenge to the entire swivelsed world which recognizes the unique value and uniform nature of the moufment and she wasn't further, saying that it's clear from this decision by the turkish courts that turkish justice is not independent but follows the whims of president erdogan and she said the nationalism displayed by president erdogan is a poor counselor and takes the country six centuries back. obviously this is being seen in greece as a very political move. not only mudies the waters of the already greek-turkey rhythm, complicated by discombreements over the aegean and by maritime
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jurisdictions in the eastern mediterranean but not introduces a historical element. >> we have more from the interim director of public information at unesco. he's joining us from paris. you muck disappointed with in decision having initially opposed it. what are your thoughts on the implications of it? >> first of all we deeply regret this decision made by the turkish authorities, made without prior discussion and prior consultation and dialogue and we call for the universal value of this splentilled world heritage to be preserved. the implications indeed have to be discussed now and this is why we call on the turkish norlts to reestablish the dialogue without delay. >> what is your biggest concern and how does this undermine the universal value? >> our biggest concern is about
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the uniform value and the -- of this site. first of all, hagia sophia is one element of a bigger area, the -- area of istanbul and it was inscribed by the turkish minorities as a museum. not as a they would really a or nothing but as a museum as a symbol of the many layers of civilization and it's a symbol of dialogue between civilizations, between europe and asia and east and west and so forth so we're concerned that the change in the status that was made without any consultations whatsoever may undermine in universal value and this symbol of dialogue among civilization. >> even though the if the said like all our mosques, the doors of hagia sophia will be wide open to locals and foreigners,
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mulls limbs and nonmulls limbs. >> that's beautiful to hear but inscribing a world heritage site is very serious. access is one access. physical integrity of the monument is another aspect. the movable elements inside monument are a third aspect. tough way the site was managed and that will change whether it was a museum or at -- it is a mosque. then it's not just about access. parties -- quitable ar tiss pace of all to the world site. it's serious and this is why we kneed to -- need to engage in dialogue without delay to discuss all of these elements. it's an international law, world her fadge and there are many aspects to discuss and see.
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>> what happens next from unesco's point of view and your designation of the hagia sophia as the world heritage site and you keep referring to a discussion. to you hopeful that is going happen? >> yes, ma'am, the purpose of unesco is indeed to preserve and transmit this wealth and beautiful world heritage monument. our ultimate goal and to build peace in the minds of men and women. that's our goal. so we pursue dialogue and consultations. we pursue consultations among all participants to restore the dialogue so the first thing is that that dialogue must be restored. this will be an issue at the next session of the worlds heritage committee and this, of course, raises the question of the universal value of the site and this will be one of the topics of the discussions of the
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world her fadge committee members. >> we thank you very much for speaking us to from paris. >> thank you very much. >> now, a group of al jazeera journalists have been questioned by police in malaysia over a documentary on migrant workers. the enormous say the documentary focusing on people being locked up during the pandemic could have broken laws. they have serious concerns about development and media freedom in malaysia. >> the broadcasting of this video of handcuffed undocumented nigh grant being loaded into police advance in kuala lumpur seems to have hit a raw nerve with malaysia's government. several have akuehled them of trying to tarnish ma lorena's image. >> i want to investigate why so many foreigners are being locked up in malaysia's lockdown. >> on friday, the police called
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in the 101 east production team for questioning. police say they're conducting the documentary in violation of law. they're filing a report to the attorney general. >> we do not wants to judge them but the attorney general's department, after reviewing the documentary, has determined there were elements under the colds and multimedia act. >> the documentary investigated why the coronavirus is forcing migrant workers into hypeding. they cap churpped immigration raids as they unfolded in real time. al jazeera rejects allegations that the program was misleading or unfair. as well as the summons to the police, there was an extreme online reaction which consisted even sm days, abuse and
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depth threats from people on social media. >> 101 east's team says repeated questions with reviews for government officials were declined. nstead, they used video by the defpbles minister. -- says al jazeera should apologize, saying allegations of undocumented people are untrue. malaysian rights groups says that since the new government was elected in march -- march, it's becoming increasingly difficult for independent businesses to act there. >> we've been we've seen shrinking media, especially where independents media especially are being denied access to state press conferences. >> snow snow is calling on the malaysia government to withdraw
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it's criminal investigation. >> at least one person as died mau otic protests rock maul mali's capital. the protesters are demanding the resignation of the president, accusing him of failing to shovel mali's public problems. thousandses were on the streets after the president's proposed reforms were rented. ur guest is from neighboring senegal. the protests have been going on for weeks. >> you can see what started off as a peaceful demonstration has turned violence and demonstrators say that the president had been warned. they happened given several
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signals that if the president does not answer the demands of the protesters it would go in this direction. it's an ouch movement where demop administrators are trying to occupy the main artries of the capital, blocking the main bridges that connect the north and south of the city, as well as blocking the signal of the national television broadcasters. they duth cut off communications where two days ago the president had made a speech to these protesters. calling for unity, saying held call in new judges, judges that were confirmed the elections during the parliamentary elections in march. despite all of those assurances made by the president, the demonstrations keep going and they've taken over the exam,
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block roads and right now place in ryan gears are trying to clear people from their position. clearing roads blocks that are being manhandled by the demonstrators. they want the president to resign. if not, they want not a unity government baugh transitional government. they want to strip the president of his power and have a say on who becomes members. they wants a we return of the parliament rip elections and have that greater say on the future of their country. it comes at a time where -- when we're -- we're seeing increamed -- increased violent groups. 14,000 troops. in addition to that, french and european troops that are on the ground. despite all of, that the security situation is going from balds to worst.
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so those protesters are determined to keep to the streets until their commands -- demands are met. >> the dutch government says it's taking russia to the european court of rights after its role in the malaysian flight that was shot down almost six years ago. we have more. >> it's almost exactly six years nce a surface to -- rocket blew the flight out of the sky. 43 malaysians and 27 australia ynls were also killed. the dutch government says by taking raucha to thibilities court of human rights, they'll also help relatives of some victims. >> we have regular contact "well tives so we have let them know that where he -- we will take this step and also saw the
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public reaction today, that they were happy that we support also their quest for truth and justice by taking the step we announced today. >> the mitchell that brought down the plane was fired from territory controlled by pro-moscow ukraine ran leb remember lings. the dutch say them evidence it was trucked in from a russian military bails. on friday, the russian jusms ministry said it cal -- cat gorely rejects those allegations. the dutch government says it attaches importance to continue separate meetings d.c. been hoteling with russia over state responsibility. trying to find a solution that does justice to the enormous suffering and damage caused. >> serbia recorded its highest number of coronavirus depths for
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a single day as the government hit back at protests over its handing of the pandemic. the prime minister said the country recorded a dramatic increase of 18 deaths and 38 new cases. she slammed as i remember responsible protests heard for a third straight day in bell brad and other cities. demonstratesors are protesting against a new 2010-person gathering. so protesters clearly not happen at the handling of the coronavirus by the government. what's the scene right now? >> well, everything seemed to be incident rol but an happened a couple of minutes ago so everything started when a group of protesters tore down
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the security fence in front of the national assembly building and they were provoking police officers. they were throwing stones on the police but police officers kept didn't respond until a couple of minutes ago and now the situation is quite similar with the ones we've seen couple of days ago. police officers responded with tear gas and that is happening now and protesters are persistent. they are still in front of the national assembly building so police are not still fighting the same entrance but they are spread now all over the city to say that have
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from today, in belgrade, every gathering of more than 10 people is forbidden and that is a new measure against the coronavirus. and we are able to hear now a ew explosions. >> thrauch thank you very much for that update. here with the newshour on al jazeera, still ahead, a frag frontic search in sri lanka. a u.s. whistleblower who says she's being silenced for prosecuting a case of police brutality and it's the moment japanese baseball fans have been waiting for. we'll have all the details later in sports.
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♪ >> hello again, the top stories on the newshour. russia and china have again vetoed a u.n.n. security resolution to keep two lorder crossings into syria open. they depend on the aimed. president erdogan says the first prayers will be held in istanbul's hagia sophia for the first time after the court decided it could open as a
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mosque. the move has been criticized by you necessary co-and the greek government. at least one person has died in protests that rocked mali's capital. demonstrators have blocked roads and stormed the premises of the state television channel, which has now gone off air. sudan has criminalized female genital mutelyizations. the u.n. says nearly nine out of every 10 girls in the country are succumbed to f.g.m. the practice undermines the dignity of women, says sudan. hundreds of women have protested in paris against the appointment of a new interior minister accused of rape. they're angry at french president after standing to stand against sexual violence in his presidency.
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they held a flash mob in front of paris city hall. he women displayed placards. he denies the accusation of rape. now the world's largest rain forest is being destroyed at record rates. -- from the brazilian government paced defer tation in amazon roads by 20% in the first half of this year. around 3,200 football pitches are day are affected. it's the highest records since records began in 2015 and predictably terrible for the environment. 150 million tons of kachin dioxide were released by de forestation and fires. the equivalent to 25 million cars.
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the commu commissioner for human rights accuses venezuela's government of forced disappearances and torture. now there are fears the abus have gotten worse under the cover of the coronavirus energy many measures. >> seen here at the national assembly just before being detained by secret police in may last year. he was missing for more than a month before he reappeared in prison and was eventually released. in december it happened again. his whereabouts unknown for more than a month, except in time he remains in jail. it's part of what is called a pattern of invontary disappearances carried out by security forces for the purpose of intimidation and control. is ted of -- head of the n.g.o. told shea so -- al jazeera the disexperiences haveesque late this would year, especially
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since a state of emergency was declared because of the pandemic. >> there are related directly to forced dispetersons. first they disappear and then often the person appears and often becomes a political prisoner. >> but not all disappearances are political nor do the victims always reappear. this woman is now caring for her two grandsons. the children of her 34-year-old son. she says he was out looking for a job when he was picked up by the national guard and taken away. >> they'd beaten him so badly that when i found him in the morgue, he didn't have a face anymore. only his mother couch recognized him. he needs justice but there's been none. not even a call from the prosecutors. >> a report just issued by the u.n. high commissioner for human
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rights expresses concern about what she calls a pattern of arbitrary detentions and violations, inincluding allegations of torture and forced disappearances. last year she reported they kid nearly 7,000 people. al jazeera asked venezuela's prosecutor general to respond. he says the report recognized efforts to investigate thousands of cases of torture and cruel treatment, resulting in 26 convictions. 127 police were also found guilty of murder, he said. >> the reports issued about peru, chile and the u.s. don't get the same media attention as venezuela. human rights shouldn't be used for political gain. >> perhaps but human rights groups say that under the statement of emergency, an increasing number of journalists, doctors, opposition politicians and ordinary citizens are being depain an --
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detained with their constitutional guarantees even more limited. >> india's most pop allows state has gone back into lock doufpble. all shops and businesses will be closed until monday morning, apart from some essential stores. it comes after the state, which is home to 230 million people, reported more than 1,200 new cases on thursday. the country is grab grappling with a alarming rise, reporting a record number of new cases on thursday. more than 10% of sleeve sri lanka's confirmed coronavirus cases have been linked to a drug rehab center. nave reported a cluster of around 250 cases. the centers has been locked down and tchorts have launched an investigation to track own -- down anybody who might be affected. 11 deaths have occurred in
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shreve lenka so far. we have more. >> it's a major concern so after months effectively of controlling the spread of this virus and cases, if you do -- go according to the officials, now they're seeing a massive sort of a jump in the number of infections. the center of this new spike is a drug rehabilitation center, four or five hours out of the capital of column bob, obviously run by the rehab authorities. one inmate who came into the main prison here, when they were looking at his positive test, they started tracing and found he'd spent some time in rehab and that's when the centers was subjects to a lot of testing. 253 positive cases overnight from what we've heard. further testing is going on. now, there are around 400 or so inmates in that center and there
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is a kind of a mechanism where people over the last couple of weeks for rehabilitation purposes, prisoners who are spending some time in the center for rehab have been turning around from the center. so it's a huge sort of an endeavor to try and contact trace each and every person that mike through that, might have caught the virus and taken it around the country. one such person was a member of statue, having been traced back to another town. there are 10 families who came into contact with her who are in self-isolation and a lot of concern in that area as well. >> australia will halve the number of its own citizens allowed to return home as it struggles to deal with the spread of coronavirus. prime minister scott morrison said just over 4,000 people could re-enter as the most pop allows state confirmed a record 288 new daily kays.
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quarantined beaches were blamed for a recent surge in infections and it's now under a six-week lockdown. the world health organization says the coronavirus will remain a threat wherever cases are found. >> in our current situation it is very unlikely that we can eradicate or eliminate this virus. there are very particular environments in which that can occur. island states and other places but even they can risk importations. so there's always a risk. either from within or from bringing disease back in. >> kazakhstan has dismissed a blem g by china's ambassador that a pneumonia outbreak is on the surge. it has a death rate far higher than covid-19 but later removed that part from the state. it also said the outbreak had
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killed nearly 1,800 this year, including over 600 in june alone world health organization hasn't ruled out that the outbreak might actually be cases of cole covid. saturday marks 25 years since the massacre in which more than 8,000 muslim men and boys were murdered by baas knee an droofments it was the worst crime and remained the only mass the ng on their soil since second world war to be ruled general side. the remains of in still haven't been found. we have a report. >> an expanse of grave stones, each one a victim of the general side perpetrated here a quarter of a century ago. the fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and sons. those they left behind come to
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pray here but the trauma of what happened is present. >> i only wonder why nape killed my children. they were by neighbor's. on my oldest son's wedding day, i invited them first. >> the windows and mothers left with the photos and memphis. she lost per three sons and her husband. the body of her eldest hols ever been found. every day she is haunted by the last time she saw her youngest son. >> he said mother, don't leave me when soldiers came to take him. i stroked his curly hair and said i won't leave you. they took him and i followed. i don't know if they hit me, i don't remember anything. it was this man, the commandser of the bosnian 46 serb forces
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who gave the order to ex terminate the muslim men and boys of the area. he assured they had nothing to worry about before condemning them to a massacre. together with the wartime leader the bosnian serks, they unleashed an astros stipthe likes of which hadn't been seen since world war ii. they were sentenced to crimes against humidity and both are serving life sentences in the hague. but the failure of the dutch forces acting as u.n. peacekeepers cents hundredses to their death. many victims fled to the u.n.-december nated safe zone, only to be handsed over to the bosnian forces. this man succeeded in holding the nepter lands partly liable for their death. >> these were here deployed on
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the ground. necked watch it with their own eyes. europe, in my opinion was only the by stander. while genocide was being perpetrated. >> now this is a new generation of young people. many may have been born after the genocide but it is never far from their minds or their family history. as is the need to preserve the memory of those who were killed. >> i grew up here near here. i keep an eye on this cemetery. i lost a lot of family. i lost my grandfather. >> keeping the memory of the victims alive and for their families, a chance to remember them in dignity. >> south korea's former president has had her 32-year prison sentence for corruption reduced by 10 years. she was impeople and would removed from office three years ago following wild spread
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protests. she was later convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. one of many occasions tpwhalls park took bribe from companies including samsung in exchange for pressure. rble treatment. there was a chance her jail term could have been lengthed instandard. >> this awful dates park to her disgraced time in office. you remember, it became mired in a corruption scandal in 2016. she was forced out of office early 2017, impeopled, prosecuted through the courts, found guilty on a whole range of charges. bribely -- bribe rip, extortion, abuse of power and originally given a hefty 32 years. and last year the supreme court here in south korea cents this back saying it wasn't happy with the way sentencing was done. there was an expectation she
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could have faced more prison time. the prosecution was asking for 35 years while the opposite seeds is -- steams to have happened with this court now reducing the time of the sentence to 22 years. also reducing the fine she's meant to pay from $25 million to $15 impact. in their ruling the high court judges, a panel of flee judges, have stated that they do not believe she had gained financially very much from her crimes in autopsy and also taking into account her age. she is now. 68 years of age. even if she does serve in reduced 22 years, she would be a very old person by the time she saw freedom again. >> singapore's ruling party has squonl constantly held on to power. although its votes are at a records low. they only got 61% of the vote.
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it's worse tally in nearly 10 years. the last time the party performed so badly it tinte tightened international hiring rules to address the voters concerns. meanwhile, the opposition has clinched 10 seats, its highest ever result. lee's parties has been in power sings 189 55. politicians voted not to renew the license of the country's biggest tv network. hundreds of employees and supporters protestedout outside the studios as they -- the channel faces going off the air permanently. they say they're being pressured by the president. [chanting, yelling] >> after being repeatedly talent -- threatened by the president for coverage he didn't like. critics say it's become the latest target of the president's
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con -- dissent. it was forced to shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. some say it reminds them of the resume of ferdinand maragos, who first closed the net work in -- markos, who first closed the network in 1972. >> you have been warned. >> around 460 -- >> the network's license expired in early may and it was forced off the airplane. most of its 11,000 workers who had been expecting to turn -- return to work were disappointed. >> duarte ice already -- allies in the house of representatives overwhelming rejected renuge the license for the next 25 years.
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media supporters say it's a black day for the country. terrorism fies the of duarte. >> he has accused the network of favoring other candidates in the 2016 campaign and reporting unfairly on his presidency. the prod kasper denied his occasions but that did little to keep ill -- it on air. >> as protesters in the united states continues to demand police reform, calls to give whistle blowers greater protection are growing. in denver, an internal investigator say she's paying the price for speaking up against misconduct. >> surveillance video from march of last year shows a police officer punching an inmate in a wheel chair.
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the man allegedly spit on the officer. >> at the end of the day, your response shouldn't be a strike when you're dealing with an inmate that is handcuffed, leg ironed, elderly, just released from the hospitals and in a wheel chair. >> brittany was a special agent with the u.s. state department for nearly a detective -- decade and now she works for the city of denver, where she investigates police conduct. >> it was not a strike. >> you say that doesn't look like a strike? >> no, ma'am. >> how was that not a strike? >> because i didn't him him. >> the public integrity division recommend the denver sheriff's department terminate the officer for lying but that didn't happen. instead, city leaders let the officer keep his job. >> i was in disbleach and i think everyone else involved inspect case was. they had video evidence. you can't refuel that.
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>> she says she complained to her boss but nothing happened. then she went to the press. >> that's just who i am and when i see something wrong, i say something. >> soon after she was punishment on separative leave. a spokeswoman for the denver department of public safety says she's under investigation and are sharing confidential information and the department stands by its disciplinery process. protesters across the country have called for a change for the good-old type of policing in which whistle blowing is discouraging. naysay the recent killing of george floyd only makes obvious the harm in lieuing officers with abusive track records to return to the streets. >> it's a code of sledges. the idea that law enforcement officers should keep concerns about the legality of the actions of their fellow officers
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in house and not let that be discussed out of the law enforcement agency and frankly, within the agency. >> experts say for reform to be meaningful, it must reach the top of law enforcement leadership, not like in denver, where her civilian office was created just a year nooch ago to take internal investigations out of police hands. ultimately police brass still heavily handles police decisions. review well a -- process. we'll never have any oversight or transparency. >> she fears she'll be fired and others in her office maybe intimidated into silence. >> sports coming up on the newshour and the world champion sprinter who accidentally took a short cut during his latest
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race. more in a moment. ♪
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>> hello again. let's cross over to an update on all the sports news. ! >> thank you very much. red bulls in practice ahead of this sunday's formula 1 grand pro in austria. the race will be the second of the season, opening of back-to-back races at the red bull ring. the dutchman toppled the time
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charts ahead of vottas. hamilton was only six fastest. daniel ricardo crashed on turn nine. the australian suffered bruising but says he's fine. europe's football teams now know their road to championship glory. the draw has been made for a many tournament of knockout games to be hosted by portugal. a last time for the eight-team event isn't quite finalized with some last 16 ties still to be completed. the confirmed quarterfinals see the french champion taking on tlanta and -- playing atletico madrid. it kicks off on august 12. >> even with a huge dimension, this is, in my opinion, means a lot also for portugal. means a lot, also probably and i hope also for the portuguese
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club where we can invest in the right place economically. >> the -- he says his team are focused on beating real madrid ho they lead 2-1 ining a gate. he's also confident the club will be part of next champion's - season's champions league. they were punished for breaching play rules. they have an appeal to the decision from a court in switzer lands. the verdict is expected to be delivered on monday. >> the expectation is every season we play the champions league. it's not about what's going to happen on monday. on monday we know -- i'm so can. about -- because i know and hear and they saw the arguments of the complub. next wear we'll will there.
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but i have to wait. >> real madrid on the verge of extending their lead on the top of la liga to four points. they're leading 2-0 at home -- home with minutes left. barcelona have just three games left to overturn real's advantage. german football fans that might be able to return to the stadiums for bunsdz liga matches this -- lunalds liga matches. after the pandemic, all games were held behind closed doors but they're working on a plan to get fans back into the stands and also want to apply the plan to german team games. the new bundesliga kicks off on october 21. the u.s. have put themselves in a strong position against south hampton.
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they posted 318 omer. breath waive the top scorer with 65. england now trail by 99 runs. 15 for no loss in the seconds inning. the match is being played behind closed doors because of the pandemic. >> it was challenging. good and myself, did a job for the team. this was a low-scoring game so we think tomorrow is key to get as much as possible. extend that league. >> the nba is to restart its season in florida. some players are taking precautionary measures to the next level. philadelphia 76ers player wore a full protective suit before boarding a plan. embiid has been vocal about the nba's restart plans saying he hate it would idea and didn't
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think the quarantine bubble would be safe enough. japanese baseball fans have flocked to stadiums for the first time this season following the delayed start to the country's top league last month due to the pandemic. on friday up to 5,000 spectators were allowed in stadiums under strict rules includesing temperature checks and wearing facemask. officials hope to allow all stadiums to be fill odd 50% capacity at the beginning of next month. south korea and league leaders, former philadelphia phillies outfield was in impressive form. he scored his 15th home run of then then -- season to help them to a 12-2 win. and world champion center norah lyles has discovered no short cuts can be taken when organizing live sport.
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the american network was taking on rivals in a 200-meter rails. it was all competitors running at different tracks around the world. last week he thought he broke a world record with an astonishing time until he realized he macon -- mistakenly started in the wrong lane and had only run 185 meters. that's sports for now. back to you in london. >> thank you very much for that updates and thanks for watching the newshour on al jazeera. we're back in a moment. we'll have much more news coming your way and top stories. all the headlines coming your way. see you many a minute. by-by. -- bye-bye.
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- [tamar] i was completely blown away by the power of his physicality. it was energetic and cool, special in the way that no one walks like that. - [narrator] gregg mozgala walks like that because he has cerebral palsy. - [gregg] it's a lot of work to being in this body. - [narrator] choreographer tamar rogoff still wants to cast him in her r next dance performance. but first, she must teach him to dance. "enter the faun" on america a reframed.. ♪ ♪

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