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lines to challenge conventional wisdom. hope for the future the ivory coast goes to the polls for its calm entry election. march on al-jazeera. chaotic scenes on the streets of yangon a day after 1000000 miles military increased its crackdown against the protesters and killed 18 people. a new charges are filed against the deposed leader aung san suu kyi including inciting public unrest. that are going to come out sometime maria here in doha with the world news from
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al-jazeera protesters have gathered outside a court in hong kong where pro-democracy activists are accused of violating beijing's national security law. also harrowing tales from civilians caught up in the conflict in ethiopia northern tigre a region. and schools an indian administrate kashmir reopening almost a year after the pandemic forced thousands to close. but even 24 hours since me and most violence day since the military coup in prosecutors a filed 2 new criminal charges against the deposed leader unsung suchi it was the 1st time she was seen in public since her detention a month ago she appeared in court through a video link for us major cities security forces well they're only increasing their crackdown on the protesters even though the people remain defiant more from scott.
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messages for general men on lang the morning after his security forces gunned down protesters on the streets of yangon sunday was the bloodiest day since the february 1st coup in myanmar and the weeks of protests that have followed. but that did not keep them inside on monday. the police and military forces quickly advancing in yangon firing tear gas at the gathering protesters sending them running. in the early hours of the coup last month civilian leader aung sang suu kyi was detained in a productive along with most of the elected leadership of her governing and the party . for the 1st time since then she appeared in a video link in this courthouse during a hearing for the charges against her according to her lawyer she appeared to be in good health 2 additional criminal charges against on song suchi were added on monday on top of the 2 existing ones the next hearing is in 2 weeks as international pressure builds against the johnson and its increasingly violent
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crackdown against protesters some feel it might prompt the military to dig in deeper the worse case scenario is when you try to put a hot place on military presence you know sometimes the outcome is not what you expect they may. get mad and instead. followed a way that international community once they do the opposite. he went on to say the best approach with the military is a regional war with nations myanmar is familiar with and views as our that process is to start on tuesday when the regional bloc of southeast asian nations known as is due to start talks on me in mar scott hardly al-jazeera. 2 other news and $47.00 prominent activists are in court in hong kong after being charged under beijing's controversial national security law they are accused of subversion after taking part in an unofficial election primary last year this is the largest use of the law
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against hong kong's pro-democracy activists and hundreds of people have gathered outside. the courthouse in this court. room. but you can see plenty of media here. outside of the court since early monday morning hundreds of people began gathering some were queuing others were just milling around but it had the sort of feel of the protests in 2019 because they were chanting some of the slogans we heard back then chanting things like fight for freedom stand with hong kong i met a woman who had a a union jack wrapped around the union jack of course being the flag of the former colonial power britain and she said that she was here not just to support those now on trial but also to support the protesters in me in march she said that we have to stand up to authoritarian rule everywhere and
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a lot of the protesters have been adopting the 3 finger salute which of course is used by protesters from me in march thailand to now here in hong kong what is happening inside the court now is that basically nothing we're still waiting to proceedings to begin and of course it's going to be a very long process because of the number of people involved this represents the largest mass charge against the pro-democracy camp there of 47 activists and politicians inside that courtroom but we're told that the procedures may not begin until 330 in the afternoon my time 4 o'clock perhaps and it could go on well into the night. now ethiopians in the northern region of figure i have told al jazeera how civilians were tortured and killed by eritrean soldiers last year the evidence does suggest eritrea sent troops when the government's offensive began last november despite its denials shallop bella's has the full story.
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18 year old mona lisa is traumatized by one day the 4th of december it was then she says eritrean soldiers into her village in the ethiopian region of tinkering should stay. but they tried to rape me and i was thrown to the ground and then one of the soldiers fired bullets to scare me but they hit my hand and then fired another bullet that went through my arm i was bleeding for hours then i had my arm amputated. al-jazeera has gained real access to the grain and heard from witnesses who say they suffered a pierces that could amount to war crimes but at the hands of every train not ethiopian soldiers. some girls and i managed to leave the village but on the road
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we were caught by eritrean soldiers more than 10 soldiers took turns raping us in november ethiopian prime minister and launched strikes and seen fit to root troops into 2 great saying he was responding to attacks by the to grain people's liberation front witnesses say eritrean forces crossed the border to support the ethiopian military and while here committed egregious crimes committed nagen i do i just don't wish that al-jazeera convey our message and my cowboys who we demand the exit of the era trying forces from our country. you're a trained soldiers deny even being into gray yet al-jazeera obtained these images showing trucks with eritrean license plates integrate caring so much is amnesty international also released a report stating hundreds of civilians were massacred by era trained soldiers in the town of axum in november the full service.
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of the streets using sniper rifles. ethiopia's government has questions the accuracy of amnesty sources but says an investigation will be launched. as information slowly seeps out survivors live with their troops every day. 2 my husband was killed in our village along with i'm not please go tell them well we are dying. by their accounts at the hands of soldiers who deny ever entering this land shiela ballasts al-jazeera. let's hear from chris meltzer spokesman for the united nations refugee agency says people are still escaping the violence and today. we have now the martin 60000 refugees and sudan refugees from this this number is not not growing fast any more but we have so-called internals
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place person so little richie's in their own country if you look at. their home if you look at who are part of tikrit they aren't surrounding actions and we will assume the refugees to knowledge. are obviously destroyed who try to reach the 2 southern camps in the tikrit region our parents we ask definitely for. these potential crimes because if they are true then we are talking about grief violations of international not meaning country. that if you are would be the 1st address to. these allegations. of course can also ask for help they say for example by the united nations high commissioner for human rights. that start in europe with a coronavirus news the e.u. set to unveil plans for a digital back same passport later this month e.u.
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commission president of the van's alliances draft legislation will be ready soon a digital system to confirm a person's vaccination status could be essential to lifting travel restrictions within the region member states like greece and cyprus have already created a travel bubble by recognizing each other's backs in certificates india expanding its vaccination campaign beyond health workers now allowing older people and those with medical conditions to get their jobs in fact prime minister narendra modi was among the 1st of that new group to be inoculated it was nearly 1400000000 people india really is taking on one of the world's largest banks and nation campaigns they started back in january but the rollout has been slow. another note from india students in india minister kashmir returning to the classroom almost one year after the pandemic forced schools to close students have been forced to study at home even before the pandemic because of military clampdown so it is but per annum has
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more now from new delhi. educational institutions schools universities have been closed for the better part of the past 18 months it began when the indian government revote the region's autonomy in august 19th and imposed a very strict curfew lockdown restrictions and just when they were starting to reopen again in february of last year they were open for about a month before the pandemic forced close. the closure closure of all schools and so today we have students from classes 9 to 12 that's between the ages of 14 and 18 going back to school we've spoken to students who said that they're very excited to be going back to be with their with their friends teachers have told us that they're taking all of the precautions and sure that everyone follows all the guidelines around wearing masks sanitizing social distancing but many schools only allowing 50 percent of their students to attend to ensure that there is social
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distancing there were many problems with accessing online education and it had been administered push made as they were with the rest of the country and even if people had devices to access online education for g. internet services only restored and february of last year so edge educators say between not being able to access online education and slow internet children and push made have suffered greatly and you know mental health professionals say that the clothes in the schools really compounded the stress the anxiety that comes with living with conflict with living with civil strife as well as depriving children of their right to an education. presidents become the 1st person to receive a vaccine from the global initiative which provides free doses to developing nations. is one so they want to set an example to show the public that shots safe dawna will start its national vaccination campaign on tuesday. and the philippines
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is started vaccinating its populations well the 1st bunch of the chinese made sign about jobs arrived on sunday the philippines is one of the last countries in southeast asia to start its vaccination drive his body load. banks a nation center in manila there is a lot of fanfare around this called vaccination rollout here in the philippines today we are at the long center of the philippines which is one of the main corporate making hospitals in the country over thinking vaccines are being rolled out in the 6 different major government hospitals here in the in the capital manila now why is there this level of anticipation it's because health care workers who need to philippines as well as general public have been waiting for these corporate name came back scenes for months and. there's a lot of criticism of government officials bungling these 19 vaccination efforts
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they said that will be making vaccines were arriving in december it's now march the philippines is the last country in southeast asia for all out 1000 that seems but it's also important to note that these are only 600000 doses of the chinese vaccine manufactured by the chinese part was that of a company signed of that and these were not bought by the philippine government these are don't need by the chinese government so there's a long way to go before the philippine government can vaccinate all of its health care workers i think as well as the general public. evidence got your international weather forecast in a moment and then a french court is set to rule on the corruption case against former president nicolas sarkozy. hello ijaw no my. history is made at this year's golden globe awards becomes the 1st asian woman to
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win the coveted award for best director. it's time for the perfect. sponsored plan qatar airways however got some rather changeable weather in the forecast for japan over the next couple days at the moment it is dry and mild but this little area of low pressure will roll across the sea of japan and then we're going to see quite a significant change coming through rain sleet and snow pushing into that western side of japan then northern parts seeing some heavy snow fall as well as going to that wet snow that's where we sometimes see that could cause some problems but look at the temperature for tokyo on the other side of the mountains still getting up to 19 celsius it's going to be a wet 98 having said that that system will move story little freshen up winds coming in from an all the direction temperatures of around 30 degrees but at least it should be allowed to drive by this station largely dry across the korean
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peninsula into a good parts of northern and central china southern china on the other hand we'll see some wet weather over the next couple of days not so much whether the forecast across south asia or over the next day or 2 basin places a fair weather cloud into central and southern parts of india chance of some showers just around bhutan maybe that shouts into nepal and a chance of some wintry weather just sliding its way back towards northern areas of pakistan eventually pushing across the far north of india temperatures very much on the mild side we're getting up into the thirty's. sponsible qatar airways. frank assessments the world is on the brink of a catastrophic model failure is that a fair assessment it would be a catastrophic failure to twice and valuable back saying informed opinions should we be buying bit coy ultimately it will be sovereigns and governments who are
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buying this that is the direction this is all headed in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story on our. with al jazeera these are the top stories. less than 24 hours after me and miles most violent day since the military coup and prosecutors have filed 2 new criminal charges against the deposed leader unsung suchi cross meanwhile as major cities security forces are increasing their crackdown on protests $47.00 activists and former politicians are in court in hong
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kong after being charged under the national security law it's the latest group of government critics to be detained under the law imposed by beijing and ethiopians in the northern to a region of told al-jazeera civilians were tortured and killed by ever trained soldiers last year it follows a report from amnesty international accusing eritrean troops of committing rights abuses. the israeli prime minister is blaming iran for an attack on a cargo ship the israeli owned vessel was damaged by an explosion in the gulf of oman on friday the blast left holes in the hull of the ship is now docked into by benjamin netanyahu wouldn't be drawn on direct retaliation and iran's foreign ministry denied the country was involved. efforts to salvage the 2050 nuclear deal between iran and major world powers have stalled the white house says it's disappointed iran ruled out informal discussions with its european allies iran's foreign ministry says it's too soon to return to the negotiating table it wants the
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u.s. to make the 1st move and lift unilateral sanctions but iran says it will respond accordingly if europe does take any action against this is because there's some reports suggesting the u.k. germany and france are working on a resolution to present to the i.a.e.a. and it would condemn iran for breaching the deal last week to iran stopped voluntary cooperation with the agency ending all surprise inspections and disabling cameras which was set to monitor the nuclear facilities agency chief grossly reached an agreement with iran to continue those inspections for at least 3 months and the agency's board of governors is scheduled to meet later on monday to discuss the nuclear program here is trita parsi executive vice president of the currency institute who says both sides need to make some goodwill gestures if they want to see some progress. this is extremely unfortunate this is not helpful what the iranians have decided it is unfortunately not surprising however from their
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perspective the biden restriction is continuing trounce sanctions policy and justice trump sought to have dialogue with the iranians while he was sanctioning them with crippling sanctions in the midst of a pandemic and they said no to that they are refusing to engaging on that if there are no signs from biden that he will lift the sanctions if he rejoins the deal and this is the buy administration on the other hand feel that they should not have to give any concessions to the iranians before getting talks started this is getting serious it is problematic but this process is far from that one thing that is really unhelpful here is that the europeans have decided to go to the board of governors of the i.a.e.a. and start a century a new conflict there which seemed to have complicated matters tremendously we have to remember that the iranians have reduced some of their obligations and they're going to get censored for that according to your p.s. the united states has and that all of its obligations and has not gotten
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a sense that forward so i think that move in the midst of this very delicate dance to try to get the 2 parties to take in this still small step not so much that the loose face but enough to get the process started has really not been helpful and perhaps it will be would draw on but it is part of this very problematic opening to this diplomacy at this time both sides should be doing goodwill gestures rather than taking these type of measures. the syrian military says its air defense has responded to an israeli strike near damascus state media says the missiles were fired from the occupied golan heights but most were intercepted in the vicinity of the capital has been no official response from israel or. the by the administration is about to begin talks with the taliban the state department says u.s. envoy zalmay khalilzad will travel to afghanistan and the main goal being to find a political settlement to forge a permanent ceasefire between the taliban and the afghan government they reached
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a deal last year and often accused each other of breaking it in the next few hours a court in france is expected to deliver a verdict in the corruption trial of former president nicolas sarkozy he is accused of offering a job in monaco to a judge in exchange for information on an investigation into his campaign finances and following this one from the court in paris. because sarkozy says that these charges of always been trumped up by his political opponents he's denied them he says he's innocent he says that he has long been the target of a political smear campaign nevertheless prosecutors in this trial have requested a 4 year jail sentence for nicolas sarkozy 2 years to be served in jail 2 years suspended whatever since nicolas sarkozy was voted out of the lease a. 2012 he certainly meant that he is going to be making a political comeback to try to run after the presidency for example in 27 feet you
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have to say that if he was found guilty in the fall it would certainly put a huge domino on his political ambitions going forward so even though he would be very likely to appeal however if he's found not guilty of course he will feel vindicated he will feel that that will perhaps give him the platform the springboard he needs to make a political comeback however the difficulty for sarkozy is his legal woes are far from over he has at least 2 other corruption trials to be carried to be carried out in the next year. mexican health official criticized for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic has now fallen ill with the disease itself is distant health secretary you've got taylor's been receiving treatment for 5 days in a stable condition has been the face of the government's response to the pandemic but has been criticized for dismissing the need for masts and leaving a strategy of limited testing. and while millions are in lockdown in brazil's
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capital to help ease pressure on health facilities many hospitals in a strange to capacity with covert 900 patients to meet a lockdown has angered a lot of people hundreds of them have been protesting against the restrictions this report from. the latest restrictions hundreds protested in front of the governor's mansion in brazilian sunday with one clear message. and the lockdown governor we want to work listen to the voice of the people we want to work we want to work. angry at the latest lockdown imposed on the city to stem a rising wave of infections left hospitals on the verge of collapse. the current restrictions mean only essential services will be allowed for didn't next 2 weeks the same is happening in dozens of other cities in states across the country. but
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despite the risks protesters in brazil are not the only ones concerned about the economic impact. and friday president. threatened to cut off federal and aid to states there are imposing lock downs and curfews to quell the surge was you know millions you know emergency aid will come for a few more months and from now on governors who close down their states and governors who destroyed jobs will have to provide for their own emergency aid. but the brazilian red cross is urging the government to take the crisis seriously. to my health is much more important than the economic situation the country has a sick economy people working in infecting others will not help us so we call on the government to take precautions. a vaccination campaign is underway but delays in deliveries have a time slowed down the rollout to a trickle on sat. 2 new batches of ingredients to produce the chinese scene of back
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vaccine in brazil landed in rio renewing hope to jumpstart the campaign. brazilians lives lost from so far and more than a 1000 still dying every day the road ahead remains fraught with sorrow and pain. but u.s. border patrol agents have counted nearly $80000.00 refugees and migrants along the southern border with mexico just during january it's the highest monthly figure in years and it's putting pressure on president joe biden who's reversing his predecessor's hardline immigration policies castro reports now from brownsville texas. they've waited 2 years for this moment the 1st steps of freedom in the united states. it was just this morning these families woke up in a squalid camp across the border and matamoros mexico under former president donald
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trump they'd been forced to wait there for a chance to apply for asylum in the u.s. . now problems on the other side of finally over after so much suffering and waiting thank god we've triumphed. so for me to see. the of them was you know the president joyce the moment where they're a contrast to the border wall the legacy of trump's crackdown on immigration biden's dramatic pivot away from those policies include a proposal that would eventually offer citizenship to the 11000000 undocumented immigrants currently living in the united states that plan if it becomes law would not help the migrants who are arriving now but they're coming regardless the u.s. border patrol reports a surge in migrants inspired in one office many of them children traveling without
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parents that's led to the reopening of temporary shelters for migrant children the same shelters that drew protests when they were opened by trump what i have seen so far by donor ministration is very focused on family unity and protection of human life so i think they're there in that. process and they have their. eyes. oh baby doesn't take too long for her children to be in that place jostling zamora and her 2 year old daughter had waited out trumps presidency in nicaragua where they've been threatened by gangs now they've just crossed into the us with little drama. broke away before we were scared we'd be returned to our country where we could have been harmed now it's much better we can be with our families in a much safer place humanitarian groups are helping migrants get kovi tests and bus tickets to head toward the american interior there with relatives or friends who
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long awaited their arrival eventually have a chance to see an immigration judge who will then decide if they can stay heidi joe castro al-jazeera brownsville texas. has made golden globe award history becoming the 1st woman of asian descent to win the prize for best director beijing born directed the film nomad land and it's only the 2nd women woman to win the award the 1st was barbara streisand back in 1904 for her film yentl. was also named best. and black panther star chadwick boseman won a posthumous golden globe for best actor in a drama film he won the award for his role as a horn player in the film ma rainey's black bottom of swim died of colon cancer last year at the age of $53.00. finally tiger woods says he was touched to see so many fellow golfers offer their support as he continues to recover from
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a car crash last week several players wore the traditional tiger red shirt and black trousers combo for the final day of the world golf championship tournament in florida with some self remains in hospital in los angeles after surgery to repair multiple fractures to his right leg. tiger means everything to me and you know yes you had the crash and thankfully he's all right and hopefully he has a quick and great recovery but i don't think we say thank you enough so i want to say thank you to tiger. because you know sometimes you lose people too early and that's like you know toby i lost my grandpa about a month ago. and you don't get to say thank you enough. to this help stories. in the security forces are increasing their crackdown on protests.


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