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RT America 7 Feb 2020

Did Israel use civilian airliner as human shield? (Full show)


The UN has condemned the "massive waves of civilian displacement" and "major loss of civilian life" in the northeastern part of the country. Syria, Turkey, Russia, Israel and the US are all involved in the violence, but Washington puts the blame squarely on the Assad government of Syria in its struggle against rebels whom Russia and Syria regard as terrorists. Meanwhile, Israel is accused of using a civilian airliner near Damascus as cover to strike targets in Syria. Rick Sanchez explains. (0:11) Then RT's Caleb Maupin reports on the situation in Syria. The death toll in China surpassed 630 people on Friday while the total number of confirmed cases in the country has surpassed 31 thousand. There are confirmed cases in 24 other countries. RT America's Michele Greenstein breaks it down. (8:22) RT America's Sayeh Tavangar reports on an AI-powered simulation that predicted that the outbreak could infect as many as 2.5 billion people and kill 53 million and explains why doctors say the simulation is flawed. (10:50) The Department of Justice is investigating a number of Mississippi prisons after the death of 15 incarcerated people and allegations of human rights abuse. "Watching the Hawks" host Tyrel Ventura and RT producer Devyn Springer discuss the issue. (14:42) Plus, comedian Lee Camp joins to discuss the next all-new episode of "Redacted Tonight." (24:24)

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As humans shelter in place to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, it's making the outside world a quieter, less crowded place. That's good news for wild animals, many of which are feeling emboldened to venture out beyond their normal territories. As VOA's Julie Taboh reports, bears, deer and wild boars are just a few species that are roaming streets and parks, causing menace or delight, depending on people's perspectives.
The UN's outgoing human rights envoy for Myanmar says the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has failed to live up to her reputation as a humanitarian.
Her time in the role has been especially dominated by Myanmar's crackdown in Rakhine State in 2017.
About 750,000 people, mostly Rohingya muslims, fled across the border to Bangaldesh.
Now Yanghee Lee has told Al Jazeera that she believes Myanmar's army carried out ethnic cleansing.
Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports.
"We take advantage of the infrastructure of our friends at McDonald's, of their drive-thru, in order to conduct tests for patients who need them," said Ilan Tibi, of Israeli health organization Clalit.
Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, receives endorsement of Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-GA, and breaks down Nancy Pelosi's intentions on Phase 4 of relief. #FoxBusiness

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