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blocking sweden and finland from joining nato. both countries push to join the alliance after russia invaded ukraine. maryam: you are watching al jazeera. also coming up, at least 51 migrants died in texas after being abandoned in a truck in the sweltering heat. former white house aide tells the committee donald trump tried to force his limousine to be taken to the capital, in the
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middle of the january 6 riots. victims of ghislaine maxwell give their verdict. maryam: hello and welcome to the program. finland and sweden are on course to end decades of military neutrality after took a step back in their beds to join nato. -- bigs to join nato. >> turkey, finland and sweden have signed a memorandum that addresses turkey's concerns, including around arms exports and the fight against terrorism. no ally has suffered more terrorist attacks than turkey.
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including from the terrorist group. reporter: talks this afternoon clearly produced a breakthrough. the three signed a memorandum to extend their full support against threats to each other's security. jens stoltenberg hailing the successful search for common ground, singing nato has resolved its differences. turkey had been the only holdout among nato members against this bid by sweden and finland to join on the basis president erdogan's said the two countries provide a safe haven for turkish military groups. it is not clear whether some other concessions may have been
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part of the deal. what we know is that this allows nato to put forward a united front in the face of russian aggression. that is absolutely core to the summit. finland and sweden given up their traditional military neutrality in thehe face of the war in ukraine. maryam: at least five people killed in ukraine's second largest city. missiles hit apartment buildings and a primary school on monday. russian troops were driven from the region in may. thousands of civilians were returning to the city. ukraine says russia is attempting to force fighters to move away from the main battlefield in eastern donbass. ukraine's president has
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addressed the united nations security council, urging delegates to visit the site of monday's deadly missile strike on a shopping complex. at least 18 people were killed. officials say the death toll is likely to rise. >> i suggest that united nations could send a special representative of the secretary-general to the site of this terrorist attack so the u.n. can find out all of the information and see that this was a russian missile strike. a criminal investigation has been opened in texas where at least 51 migrants have died after being adapted -- abandoned in a truck. president biden called it a heartbreaking tragedy. bodies were discovered in san antonio. officials were alerted by a
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passerby who heard cries for help. the white house as human smugglers are to blame for this. some people were found alive inside the truck suffering heat exhaustion. >> today, we mourn for those 51 immigrants who came to us to breathe that fresh air, but instead found death in the state of texas, suffering in a trailer from heat exhaustion. it is a terrible way for us to treat immigrants. maryam: our reporter is in san antonio. he joins us right now. it is remarkable that some people managed to survive. the is there any information about their condition? >> considering the scale of this
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human tragedy, it is amazing people were able to survive at all. we are currently outside of the university hospital, were some of the survivors were brought on monday evening. at least 51 people have been declared dead, 22 of them nationals from mexico, seven from honduras, two from guatemala. 19 bodies remain unidentified. 16 survivors were brought to area hospitals. they are being treated. some of them for severe dehydration. you can imagine the conditions they were in given these extreme temperatures being felt here in the southern united states. the investigation itself human rights organizations note that they have called for an investigation. they have also criticized the policies that the border better leading to migrants seeking more dangerous routes.
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a policy that upended the traditional asylum process in the united states. there is an investigation underway be led by homeland security, who were treating this as a case of human trafficking and one of the deadliest in recent memory in the united states. given that many of the bodies identified are of mexican descent, the mexican government announced that the mexican government would pay for the group -- repatriation flights for many of the people. this case is not without precedent, especially for cities like san antonio, close proximity to the u.s. southern border. in 2017, there were 10 migrants found dead parked outside of a walmart shopping center. in 2003, there were 19 migrants dead under similar conditions. mexico's president offered his
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condolences to the families, but cases like these unfortunately, we see all too common when we are reporting in mexico. last december, more than 50 migrants were killed when a semitrailer flipped over in southern mexico. mexican diplomats here in texas visited the area hospitals to meet with the survivors. the president of mexico met with the u.s. ambassador to mexico. the mexican president said that he plans to make migration a front and center topic when he meets with his counterpart, u.s. president joe biden in july. maryam: thank you very much, from san antonio, texas. a senior aide to donald trump's former chief of staff says trump grabbed the steering wheel of a car and demanded to be taken to the capitol on the day of the
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riots. the president had just finished his speech outside of the white house where he praised them. the committee investigating the attack also heard trump new his supporters wormed. >> -- armed. >> the president had a very angry response to that. tony described him as being irate. the president said i am with the -- president, take me up to the cap vote now. he said, sir we have to go back to the west wing. the president reached up toward the front of the vehicle to grab steering wheel. he grabbed his arm and said sir, you need to take your hand up the steering wheel. we are going back to the west wing. we are not going to the capitol. mr. trump used his free hand to launch toward bobby ingle.
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maryam: our reporter joins us live from capitol hill. who is cassidy hutchinson and why is her portrayal of the president, her description of his behavior, going to be important? reporter: this is a witness who was the first former white trump white house employee to testify publicly in these hearings. she was an aide to trump's chief of staff, mark meadows. she revealed in that startling anecdote an episode that happened after trump gave his stop the steal speech, in which he was telling his supporters to go to the capitol to try to protest against the certification of trump's electoral defeat.
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she was not in the limo herself, but she was told about this account right after it happened from the white house chief of operations and while the driver who was allegedly attacked by trump was present in the room, discombobulated, was hunches's words. this was one of several damming anecdotes she spoke of. another saying that when the president was informed that there were supporters of his who were armed with rifles, that he reacted angrily that they were not allowed to come closer to his stage. he said i do not care about weapons. they are not here to hurt me. he is said to have thrown his lunch in the white heist dining room -- white house dining room when he was told by william barr that there was no evidence of the stolen election. and that throwing his food and
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appending the people was what trump had previously done in the white house when he was upset. we are also learning that mark meadows and rudy giuliani sought presidential pardons in the aftermath of the january 6 violence. they have evidence there is possible witness tampering occurring with these witnesses. though they do have two other hearings planned in july. maryam: thank you very much. you are watching al jazeera live from london. more still to bring you on the program. a former nazi is jailed for five years for war crimes during the holocaust. artists here in london address slavery and racial inequality.
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>> temperatures in the north territory have been below average and that is said to continue. we are about five or 6° below average all through to the weekend. the sunshine will be back on friday. we have wind warnings in coastal areas of queensland. further west of this, largely dry with lots of sunshine for perth. talking about wet weather, we have to look to east asia.
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heavy rainfall across the peninsula. running from the south of china to the north of japan. the heat is dominating in tokyo. we could see a record set. lots of hot and dry conditions here. the heatwave will hold through the weekend. that is your weather update. >> around three quarters of sub-saharan africa's western heritage is on display in museums. the first episode of a new series reveals how european colonization ruined 10's of thousands of aifacts. restitution, africa stolen art,
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episode one. on al jazeera. maryam: welcome back. a look at the main stories. turkey has agreed to support finland and sweden in their bid to join nato. it is a move that will and decades of military neutrality for the countries. at least five people have been killed in ukraine's second largest city. missiles had to apartment buildings and a primary school on monday. the white house will take action to disrupt human smuggling
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networks after dozens of migrant deaths in the state of texas. 51 people died after being abandoned in a truck in san antonio purdy --. july maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping jeffrey epstein sexually abuse underage girls. she was convicted in december for grooming girls. maxwell apologized to the victims, saying she hoped her sons would bring peace. our reporter brings us more from outside the court in new york. reporter: we have spoken to several of the victims who have come out of court. they are all pleased with this sentence. they feel relief. one told me she thought this was appropriate and that she can now perhaps move on with her life.
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the prosecutors had asked for 55 years. the defense was hoping for four or five years. the 20 year sentence, many of the victims felt was appropriate. it would now mean julie maxwell, her first opportunity to be released from jail, she would be 80 years old when released from jail. this was a sentencing that lasted a little over four hours and we heard from several of her victims who spoke directly to ghislaine maxwell in court, explaining to her and the judge about how much pain they suffered over the last 20 years from the trauma that they say they suffered at the hands of her and jeffrey epstein. but clearly, this british socialite now will be spending the next 20 years in prison in
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new york. maryam: protests have broken out in an indian city after man was killed in not attempted beheading. the attackers posted the video online. they say it was in response to controversial comments made about the prophet muhammad by a former spokesperson. internet services have been suspended in parts of the state and police are asking people not to show the video. our reporter has new -- more from new delhi. reporter: two men went to a shop and brutally beheaded a man over there. videos have emerged of the same two men is saying they were going to carry out a similar act against the prime minister. local media is also reporting the man was beheaded because of a social media post.
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in the post, he allegedly supported a former spokesperson of the prime minister's party. she made is on a phobic comments recently. -- islam a phobic comments recently. there were protests and counter protests. there were many threats made against her life. this incident is being seen as part of this domestic follow. security has been tightened in many cities. there is a curfew. maryam: politicians have called for the release of an indian journalist accused of hurting religious sentiments. an anonymous user launched a complaint about a tweet posted
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four years ago. he was arrested several days after exposing controversial comments made by a former spokesperson about the prophet mohammed. maryam: 51 inmates have died after a fire started in columbia. the head set the fire started after the prison inmates started their matches. the commission is releasing its final report into the decades long civil war. columbia's truth commission was created under the terms of the peace deal. almost 30,000 people were interviewed over five years for this report. it is seen as an important step towards peace and reconciliation. our reporter explains more. reporter: the president of the
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truth commission went through a long list of horse this country has been through, from extrajudicial killings to massive kidnappings to massive cases of sexual violence. committed by different armed groups, right wing paramilitaries. but also a large responsibility on columbia's military in many cases of human rights abuses. he said if the country wanted to do a minute of silence for each of the victims of the conflict, it would take 17 years of silence. we are looking at 260,000 deaths. and millions of people who have been displaced. maryam: a former nazi has been
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sentenced by a german court to five years in jail. he is the oldest person to be charged with complicity in were carlos -- war crimes during the holocaust. he was convicted for the murder of more than three and a half 1000 people. reporter: for most of the less of a seven years, he had lived in obscurity. that came to an end. he could no longer hide his past. >> the court has sentenced the accused to five years in is in for aiding and abating murder. the court was convinced that the accused had worked for three years as a guard at the concentration camp and had supported the murders committed their through his activities. reporter: today, reminders of nazi fertility linger.
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this sign reads anyone crossing this line will be shot without warning. it would regularly be patrolled by guards, people like joseph. the duties of a guard are many and various. here the ss built a machine gun nest to look in on the inmates because the inmates were the threats in their view. this is where prisoners would be murdered. they took to killing prisoners of war in the thousands eventually. gas chambers and a crematorium allow them to dispose of the evidence of murder in secret. the prosecution maintained he cannot not have seen the processes that led to the deaths
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of thousands. why did it take more than 70 years to bring them to justice? this woman works at the memorial site. she told me that following the end of the work, many chose rebuilding the country over the search for justice. >> it took a long time until the generation grew up and said we have to stop this now. prices like this, who was completely free of the thought that he has to keep it under the blanket. reporter: soon, all those who played a role in the murders of millions of people will be gone and germany will be left with the question. why so few were ever brought to justice. maryam: a catholic priest in
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malawi is beginning a prison term in his role of a man. five other traffickers received sentences for the murder of a 22-year-old in 2018. the plan to sell his organs was heard by the court. reporter: from catholic priest to prisoner. five others were handed life sentences, including a medical officer, a policeman and the victim's brother. >> i am happy he has been sentenced to life in prison so that i do not have to see them again. reporter: he was found guilty of luring the man into a trap with the promise of marriage. but they killed him to traffic his organs.
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some believe albino parts bring wealth in certain rituals. his murder is one of dozens in malawi in the past decade. >> i think this is a message that this killing of people who are out banjos moscow. -- albinos must stop. reporter: fear remains in parts of africa for people born with albinism. maryam: sri lanka has suspended the sale of fuel to nonessential services because the government is struggling to conserve supplies and solve its worst economic crisis. schools are closed and only
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vehicles are allowed to excess fuel. the government has loosened fuel import rules and has sent ministers to russia and qatar to strike energy deals. a hospital in india has been forced to treat patients outside because the facility became flooded. more than 150 people have died. millions have been displaced by catastrophic flooding. the state hospital has been inundated by heavy rains and in desperately needs supplies. almost half of its patients have
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(sophie fouron) it's mussel land. they're everywhere. and it's mud land also, because it rains pretty much every day here. that was deep. we're in the south of chile, in an island called chiloé. it's not very far from the mainland. we can actually see the mountains of chile not too far. but there's a world that separates chile and chiloé. the people here call themselves chilotes before they call themselves chilean.


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