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it's the climate if you think that's a bad thing more shoot you did with richard nixon absolutely coming soon on al-jazeera. be the hero new world news. washington. al-jazeera. you're watching the news our life for headquarters in doha i'm terry not a gator coming up in the next 60 minutes security forces and mean more open fire at anti cooper's asters killing at least 5 as the military intensifies its crackdown taiwan prosecutors purse to make it a rest for a train crash that killed at least 50 people while the president visits the area. a
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city on edge again a washington d.c. capitol police officer is killed after a man rammed his car into a barricade. pulling your nguyen and. for that amount of. that amount of time. is just. uncalled for a senior police officer gives his assessment of the force used against george floyd before he died saying it was totally unnecessary. and i'm sorry to the latest sports including major league baseball strike that trantor the all-star game because of new controversial vote signals in the state of georgia. hello welcome to the news hour at least 5 more people have been killed in myanmar in the latest crackdown on anti cooper tester's more than 2 months since the military deposed the civilian. leadership security forces shot and killed
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protesters in 3 different cities on saturday and despite that demonstrations are continuing in major cities including mandalay the military has also issued arrest warrants against 18 prominent online critics tony chang going to an update he's joining us from bangkok in neighboring thailand as we're saying protests going on for 2 months now in spite of the military crackdown how much momentum do they continue to have tony. a lot again once again they were ousted in the early morning we understand there have been violent crackdowns with the security services using live rounds again tear gas rubber bullets in months states in money while in bugaboo we understand there have been fatalities 5 people reported to have been killed so far today in mandalay in. the famous bridge the protesters came out early this morning
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a couple of hours later the security forces were out on the streets we understand they've now dispersed those protesters. but they also used live fire we haven't heard of any fatalities yet but information is much harder to get now in the last couple of days wireless internet access has been cut off some people still able to use the internet they have fiber connections but it is very noticeable in the amount of information coming out has been vastly reduced but everything we are seeing is pointing to the fact that those protesters are going out all across the country despite the threat they've seen despite the casualty there's the growing list of fatalities which is now over $550.00 dead including $46.00 children that hasn't deterred people they are still determined to show their disapproval of the military coup and their determination to bring back a civilian government yet only so on the note of the wireless internet services being cut i mean what do we think the strategy is behind that.
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what we've seen since the coup the military government trying to slowly strangle off information that's been leaking out. i mean there has been an awful lot of stuff coming out on social media with the easy availability of camera phones a lot of abuses of the security services have been filmed and they're still coming out we were just looking at some footage from sun chung district in yangon coming overnight of an inert body being carried out by the security services from a house that they had just raided we've seen police kicking beating protesters when they found them dragging away dead bodies as well. clearly those images the security services doesn't want to be getting out of the country there has been increasing condemnation increasingly also from countries neighboring. like
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india and even china which has been relatively silent since the coup the messages coming from the foreign ministry there has been increasingly critical but as that has come out we've also seen the secure the military government trying to strangle off the information that's coming out indeed some people are suggesting that may also be an effort to try and control the amount of information that's getting through to the troops themselves the military live very much inside a bubble of their own making inside myanmar and there is known to be concern amongst the higher ranks that if all of this information is out there on facebook and on twitter soldiers themselves could access it and they say that may also be why the internet service is being cut so the troops can't find out what's going on and what people are thinking of the crackdown nonetheless it is very disturbing many people inside myanmar now feeling very deserted and feeling that their access
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to the outside world is can't off the fear that they're facing as this crackdown continues the fears that they'll have to face alone turn chang thank you so much for that update from bangkok. well prosecutors in taiwan have questioned the driver and owner for construction truck that rolled onto the rail tracks just as a train was approaching at these 50 people were killed when the train hit the truck in the railroad friday it's taiwan's worst rail disaster in recent history nearly 500 people were on board taiwan's president visited the injured in hospital. this distressing accident caused heavy casualties i came to while again today to visit our wounded and express my sympathy to the families of the victims we will definitely do our best to help deal with the funeral issues at present the hospitals are also doing made based and will give the based care to the wounded soldiers there as florence louis is following the story for us from kuala lumpur and we just saw the president visiting the hospital she's also promised
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a thorough investigation so this really underscores just how serious the government is taking this accident florence. yes well this is a very serious accident and officials have warned that the death toll could rise there are still parts of the train severely mangled twisted wreckage that still rammed into the walls of the top of the tunnel and that hasn't been that those sections of the train haven't yet been removed and workers rescue officials have warned that more bodies could be found so they're saying the death toll could rise now and the this is not the worst train accident in on the island history but it is the worst in recent memory the worst was in 1948 when a train caught fire at an estimated $64.00 people were killed but the last derailment was only 3 years ago and it also happened on the same eastern line 18 people were killed and investigators later found that that accident happened because the driver had manually disabled the speed of the system and had been going
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too fast and from what officials have been saying so far it sounds like friday's accident could also have been caused by human negligence so authorities are keen to show that they do take transportation safety issues and transportation very seriously the transportation minister has said that he's very sorry and he takes full responsibility for the accident and the president has not only promised government support for families of the victims and survivors but also a thorough investigation into the accident ok florence thank you for that update from kuala lumpur. military says it's pushed back an attack by also rob slater's witnesses say 2 army bases were hit about 100 kilometers from the capital mogadishu while the government says most of the attackers were killed the armed group was also claiming victory as it captured the bases and dozens of somalis soldiers were killed in the fighting. a police officer has been killed and
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another injured when a man round his car into a barricade just outside the u.s. capitol building in washington d.c. the attacker was shot and died in hospital the area was immediately put into lockdown 3 months after congress was raided by donald trump's supporters article hain reports in washington d.c. . it's happened again. another attack on the u.s. capitol suspect ran his car into tomorrow by officers and then hit the north barricade barrier assets time the suspect exit the vehicle with a knife and hand the suspect is believed to be 25 year old noah greene police say he lunged at the officers and they shot him dead before his car rammed the steel barricade police say he ran over 2 officers william evans an 18 year veteran of the force was killed his body escorted to the morgue by
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a long line of police cars the other officer was seriously injured i just asked that the public continue to keep u.s. capitol police and their families and in your prayers. this is been an extremely difficult time for u.s. capitol police less than 3 months ago another member of the capitol police force died after trying to battle back a pro trump mob attempting to stop the election in that case reinforcements took hours but those ins of national guard troops have been here since just after the january 6th attack and they quickly surrounded the building alert for a follow up attack that didn't come congress is not in session right now and police say they had no intelligence on the south bank before this happened so now they start looking for a motive. most of the fences that have surrounded the capitol since the attempted insurrection have been taken down there were thousands fewer soldiers walking the grounds there was
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a sense that life here was going back to something approaching normal not now not after another deadly day in front of the symbol of american democracy. al-jazeera washington. it's been a dramatic week of testimony in the trial of a former police officer charged with killing george floyd a senior police officer testified derrick chauvinist decision to kneel on floyd's neck was a totally unnecessary acts of deadly force gabriel these are reports from minneapolis . the end of the 1st week of the derricks jovan murder trial may have lacked the tearful emotion of the previous days but for the defense team it was perhaps the most devastating the jury heard from one of the highest ranking members of the minneapolis police force lieutenant richard zimmerman a nearly 40 year veteran and
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a homicide detective he was called on to the scene in the aftermath of floyd's arrest and subsequent death to investigate in no uncertain terms he condemned show vns use of his knee choke hold on george floyd. what is your. you know your view of that use of force during that time for totally unnecessary what do you mean. well 1st of all. pulling him down to the ground face down and putting your knee on a knack for that amount of that amount of time it's just. uncalled for. i saw no reason why the officers felt they were in danger if that's what they felt. and that's what they would have to feel to be able to use a kind of force. in an exclusive interview without his ear after the court proceedings
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had been adjourned for the week george floyd's uncle selwyn jones told me the family just wants justice all i'm doing is setting back just waiting you know just waiting for that day that killed when i hear guilty i don't get to see him at thanksgiving or christmas or hollowing i don't get the city more he don't get to see his baby he don't get me there were any other things he's supposed to be doing because somebody decided that that day he would be judge jury and executioner it's extremely rare for police officers to testify against one of their own and the dramatic testimony caps a week that saw several witnesses break down in tears in front of the jury while recounting what it was like to watch george floyd. who do you think is winning this case in the 1st week. there's no doubt in the 1st week that the government put its best foot forward in one of the things that they did is used video repeatedly and
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in different ways to emphasize their point because video has that objectivity that no eyewitness is going to have however for many people here in the african-american community there's still a long way to go in this trial they have control right now we're just they're just what's in their opinion we don't have no control he can't see this jerk kill filter they said not guilty he can walk away scot free before the trial will continue on monday and it's expected prosecutors will continue to call more witnesses perhaps even the chief of police gabriel's on dough al-jazeera and yeah pulis and seymour had on the outs there. news hour including iran says it's ready to meet world leaders next week to save the 2050 nuclear deal and find out why the u.s. will not hold direct talks with the wrong music as a new president will look at the major challenges he faces as he tries to unite
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a divided nation and in sport the teenager who's following in the footsteps of some the biggest stars in tennis history. the 1st france's 3rd nation wide lockdown comes into force in a few hours time as the government tries to stop a new wave of infections persons have been leaving the capital ahead of the new restrictions it includes an overnight curfew closure of schools on nonessential shops as well as a ban on travel between regions for 4 weeks and the babo will give us latest developments so talk to us about the scale of the latest lockdown in france and. well it is it is a big change that's happening on such a day in france from 7 pm until 6 am this
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curfew people called you out on the streets that's being extended nation why age now president mike kong has said that there will be some tolerance his words for people who do venture beyond the allowed limits of 10 kilometers from people's home over the easter holiday through to the end of monday which is a public holiday in france but after that the police will then be checking that people are making essential journeys. people are still being urged not to go and meet family members that they don't live with over easter in france which is still battling with its covered 90 you know infection rates but the message is that there will be some common sense by the author of these people have had these curfews in different parts of france for a long time now as long as well as the obligation to actually have an artist that's your own piece of paper saying that you're traveling for a valid reason it's
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a lot tougher really than what you see right now in the u.k. . prime minister boris johnson has urged people to only meet others outdoors not indoors because he stressed that's where the greater risk is of infection but right now people can meet in groups of up up to 6 at the moment in the u.k. and then on april the 12th businesses will start to open the prime minister urging people to be sensible the police saying the same thing but they're trying at the moment to take a commonsense approach when it came and i know you're also keeping an eye out on other countries in europe like italy because there are reports not confirmed reports in fact that at least is going into lockdown over easter weekend how strict is that lockdown going to. on paper fairly strict of course it's always one of the hardest hit countries in europe by the pandemic the whole country now entering
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a red zone situation that means there's a ban on people traveling outside their hometown or their home region but there's a controversy because people can still take foreign holidays they can fly to other countries in there have been busy scenes in airports in italy some criticism of fact although these are stressing that still are quarantine measures in place for people arriving back into the country people can now exercise near their homes so they can go out but. the other new thing is that people a maximum of 2 people can actually go to somebody else's home over the easter break so that's again showing you how different the messages from places like here in the u.k. where some countries are saying it's ok to meet in small groups indoors others are saying that's where the real risk is but if you meet in larger groups outdoors then
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really we're not going to worry ok nancy and thank you so much for that update from london coronavirus restrictions consume be tightened in some of india's biggest cities if the number of cases continues to rise daily new infections are at a 6 month high with a month long service reaching a peak of around $80000.00 on monday india's written statement accounted for more than half of the new in fact zones with officials there warning of lockdown may be necessary. well india is in the spotlight as demands for covert $1000.00 vaccines grow it's home to the serum institute that's the world's largest producer which is supplying astra zeneca doses to 60 for poor and middle income countries through the u.s. backed kovacs program but about 19000000 jobs are being delayed india is holding them back to help deal with soaring infections at home disappointed african union says this will mean its target to vaccinate 35 percent of the continent's population this year will be missed by the e.u.
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is said to be after a $10000000.00 astra zeneca vaccines from india serum institutes and the u.k. has ordered $5000000.00 krishna mars associate director for innovation ado global health institute that's in the us he says that india serum institute is under pressure to balance both domestic as well as international demands. india really has become though workhorse of manufacturing for vaccines largely through the serum institute of india kodak's facility is expecting to reach 2000000000 doses it through the kovacs mechanism this year and fully half of that more than a 1000000000 doses would come from the serum institute in india of both the astra zeneca as well as novak's and trying to balance that against the needs domestically with a population of 1300000000 and trying to make doses available to other countries around the world puts india and certainly institute in a very difficult position to try to balance all of those needs we need to see more
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vaccines actually become available with less reliance and what's a really concentrated market right now so some of the good news is that we're starting to see increases in manufacturing capacity of some of the m.r.i. on a platform vaccine so with pfizer and by antec now saying they can get to 2500000000 doses this year hopefully that opens up the possibility of a significant uptick through kovacs where right now it's a fairly small commitment of 40000000 doses that could potentially increase significantly and trying to understand how we can ramp up manufacturing capacity in other low and middle income countries is also going to be important in the coming months. the country is counting on the kovacs vaccine alliance is iraq on thursday it receives more than a quarter of a 1000000 astra zeneca vaccines through the un back scheme the government aims to inoculate 20 percent of the population of $40000000.00 by the end of the year a gut goal could prove difficult holton reports from baghdad. after months of delay
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at contradictory messages from the ministry of health iraq's covert 19 vaccination campaign has begun. with no received 336000 vaccines in the being distributed according to plan to health clinics across iraq the priority health workers security forces the elderly and people with immunity disorders. that prioritize ation plan has yet to be implemented this family doesn't meet any of the criteria but got it turned just by dropping and . i came in early morning put my name down and the health stuff told me to come back after 2 hours so i did the government 1st asked people to register online but because of limited uptake it then opened the doors to everyone including young people like myself there isn't enough in courtrooms from the government to take the
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vaccine so i don't have the priority to take the vaccine but i know if i don't come and take it maybe it will get expired and nobody is going to take it indeed this batch of vaccines expires at the end of may. off already s. race against time to mobilize a reluctant public the distrustful of the government and science 65 year old man should be a priority candidate he suffers from hypertension diabetes and had one of his kidneys removed but he has no intention of getting the vaccine. and people are scared especially the elderly vaccines contain cortisol which can stop a lot. so if you also are elderly about taking the vaccine they on so will be no. such beliefs based on identified sources are not uncommon in iraq where rumors often spread through social media are quickly accepted as facts iraq's government
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is facing a dual challenge when it comes to inoculating the population on the one hand must come in people to get the scene at the same time if struggling to secure those us from global fire. the astra zeneca inoculations iraq has received are part of 16000000 those is it has been allocated under kovacs the global vaccine alliance to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines but a world health organization top official in iraq says delivering on those commitments has been a challenge as producing countries prioritize their own needs. have have had some delays because the manufacturers did not produce as much. to honor. the estimated doses to be distributed now. there's more vaccines coming on the platform. trying to speed up while both the scenes are pending delivery you
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covered 1000 cases are hovering above 5000 daily as the country experiences its highest levels of infection since the onset of the pandemic seen one awful teen al-jazeera. argentina's president alberto fernandez who has been vaccinated against coburn 1000 has tested positive for the virus and it's when he was waiting for the result to be confirmed as a good spirits despite having a light fever government sources say fernandez was an ocular lated with a russian sputnik vaccine and had his 2nd last month. the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention says fully vaccinated americans could start traveling they do not require tests or quarantine but while the health agency considers vaccinated people low risk it still advice against travel the last vessels stranded by the grounding of a container ship in the suez canal ship pass through the waterway in the coming
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hours more than 420 vessels were delayed when the 400 meter long ever given got stuck for almost a week it blocked one of the world's most vital waterways holding billions of dollars a day trade it was freed on monday with the help of tugboats after days of dredging . greece is accusing turkey of provocation by pushing migrant boats into its waters it says the turkish coast guard has been seen escorting boats packed with refugees and migrants several times in the past 2 days the turkish government has not responded to the allegations it's still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour helping autistic children need a happy life campaign to change attitudes in one of europe's largest so mali communities. a changing climate delivers south korea another it's jerry blossom record for the 2nd year running. and then sport the phoenix suns continue to sign in the n.b.a. the best reaction is coming up with so. we've
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got spring snow in the forecast across many parts of europe over the next couple of days we've got a cold or wind coming into central and even down towards southeastern parts that will be some snow rolling in across the balkans some west of weather little further northwest but fun to trying to central and western parts at the moment as sunshine if a little of the cool side but the really cool weather that's further north we call this arctic blast developing that role when driving rice across the professionals through a good part of scandinavia down through the low countries they'll be some wintry weather coming in here talking in in across a good parts of germany and down to the out because the some snow too into parts of the british isles where so whether by this stage as we go down towards the
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southeast some rain there coming into grace and into turkey we are going to see some of that western weather lapping only more than shills of egypt for a time but clear weather as we go on through the remainder is sunday northern parts of algeria could see some wet weather along. the far north of morocco at least for a time as we go on through monday that lang will transfer its way over towards june asea much of north africa by this stage draw a warming up a car you know just temperatures for monday off there getting up to 31 degrees. from the al-jazeera london broke out to people in thoughtful conversation i got much worse races than when i was at the university of oxford which really scared me because i was like these people are going to be in positions of power with no host and no limitations empire is the reason that we live in
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a multicultural society part 2 of pfizer's shaheen and adam rather fit studio unscripted on al-jazeera. xenophobia violent and beating the drum for an ethnic civil war in the heart of europe. generation identity was at one time a foster's growing far right organization on the continent now watch the investigation that led to the french government banning the group. generation hate . talk one of a special 2 part investigation on a. the
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top stories on the al-jazeera news hour gunshots have been heard a 1000000 mar streets as the military carries out another crackdown on anti through protesters at least 5 people have reportedly been killed in 3 different cities on saturday. at least 50 people have been killed when a train collided with a truck and rolled in taiwan prosecutors have questioned the driver and the owner of a construction truck that rolled onto the rail tracks. a police officer has been killed and another injured when a man rammed his car into a barrier outside the u.s. capitol complex in washington d.c. the attacker was sean died in hospital. iran says it's optimistic about the course of negotiations to save the 2050 nuclear deal the countries would sign the according quoting china france and britain are expected to meet in vienna next week and for the 1st time since donald trump would drew from agreements and 28000 u.s.
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delegation will be present although it won't take part directly in the talks we are very clear eyed about the hurdles that remain these talks will be structured around working groups that the e.u. is going to form with the remaining partners in the j c p a way including iran and the primary issues that will be discussed at the nuclear steps that iran would need to take in order to return to compliance with the j c p a way and the sanctions relief steps the united states would need to take in order to return to compliance as well we don't anticipate presently that there will be direct talks between the united states and iran through the process that we certainly remain open to them and just a moment as a bag will bring us the view from to han but 1st alan fischer is in washington and he looks at the us his approach to these talks. we know that joe biden when he was campaigning to become president said it was his intention to go back into the iran nuclear deal certainly over the last couple of months there have been talks between the american side and the iranians through intermediaries including the europeans
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trying to see if there is some way they could come to an agreement with neither side ready to make the 1st step to really and were to stop the enrichment of uranium the said they would consider that if the united states lift sanctions or perhaps even gave them the $130000000000.00 worth of oil sales cash that was frozen abroad neither side ready to make that 1st step so there have been discussions in appears there's no been a breakthrough it's getting both sides together in the same city of perhaps not in the same room perhaps not face to face talks but certainly this is something that the united states and looking forward to from the state department just in the last 10 minutes have had this statement where they see that it is early days and while there is no signs of an immediate breakthrough in the don't anticipate an immediate breakthrough and there will be difficult discussions ahead we believe that this is a healthy step forward you have to remember a couple of things 1st of all that the iranians have a presidential election in june so the united states would be keen to at least get
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the workings of a new deal under way before then the other thing is that they want to talk about things outside the nuclear deal they don't just want to talk about and richmond and the process that was there before they also want to talk about missile testing and also whether or not iran will look at how it influences other countries in the region. well the news was welcomed by iran's nuclear chief he said that it was good news in the fight over who should take the 1st step in terms of the 2015 nuclear deal had now passed he also said that he was optimistic that the deal could be revived now farm is to develop 3 1st tweeted he said that the aim is to get those sanctions lifted and then iran would return to its commitments but he also said that there will not be a face to face meeting between iran and the united states he said that it was unnecessary now one of the chief negotiators for iran abbas iraq she now what he has said is that there won't be any direct in direct talks between the united
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states and iran however if the europeans want to go and speak to the united states well that's a matter for them now what he's essentially saying is that iran will not acknowledge any form of direct or director in direct talks with the united states but those are possibly take place because the europeans will be talking to the united states now the reason he said that is because of the domestic politics inside the country nothing has affected that to more than the nuclear deal and those sanctions every day life is affected the banking sector. the economy has suffered but iran's iran's position still remains the same they don't want to step by step process to this they want all the sanctions lifted that were imposed by former president donald trump and then iran will start returning to its commitments in terms of the 2015 nuclear deal leading human rights groups and russia have released a rare report condemning moscow's involvement in this syrian conflict it was released to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the war it includes interviews
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with survivors and says most syrians view russia as a destructive foreign force the authors also criticize russian media for failing to report on attacks against civilians. the international criminal court says it welcomes the decision by the u.s. to lift sanctions on visa restrictions on its employees imposed by the trumpet ministration the i.c.c. chief prosecutor and another top official were among those targeted as the court began to investigate american troops for a potential war crimes in afghanistan secretary of state anthony blinken says washington still disagrees with that as well as other investigations steven rattner is a professor of law at the university of michigan he says it's another strong message from the biden administration to its international partners. well it's a very significant move for the united states and i think it's part of the basically 180 degree we are in taishan of u.s. foreign policy under the new by administration that said follows along with many
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other initiatives like rejoining the paris accord i think the u.s. is trying to send a signal to 3 audiences here and i think 1st and most importantly perhaps our u.s. allies many of whom are parties to the i.c.c. statute and who saw this move as complete sort of overkill in response to an investigation it would almost be like putting sanctions on the u.n. secretary general for just doing his job but secondly i think the u.s. is trying to send a signal more positive relationship with the i.c.c. that it treats the i.c.c. is a serious mechanism for accountability and it's going to begin to engage and cooperate with the i.c.c. and then i think it sends a message to all other states of the u.s. now trying to work with international organizations and not go unilateral on all important issues so i think it means that i.c.c. officials are now going to come to the united states i think you know i think may share information with them in their profit in the potential investigation of the taliban which will be very very helpful for bringing justice. for the taliban who
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committed war crimes and i think the u.s. is going to be trying to explain to the i.c.c. officials why charges should not be brought against any u.s. forces either because no crimes were committed or because they've been investigated whether they will succeed or not it's way too early to see but it will be a dialogue and the u.s. i think figured that it was much more likely to meet its policy goals if they talk to the i.c.c. than if it just rebuffed it. police in the democratic republic of congo broke up a protest in the eastern city of goma on friday there is anger about the attacks by rebel groups that have killed at least 200 people in recent weeks the u.n. says around 100 different rebel groups are operating in the eastern. charles stratford reports and just a warning you may find some of the images disturbing. they hold up photographs of some of the dead victims of the latest mass killing in
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eastern democratic republic of congo activists with a group called fight for change are demanding the government and un do more to stop the bloodshed at least 123 people reported killed in numerous attacks during the last 3 weeks we don't know you know when you've got there. we denounce the ineffectiveness of the u.n. force minister which has an offensive mission which for years has failed to do anything. if it acts. we want to mobilize the national and international opinion in the face of this tragedy. a rebel group called the allied democratic forces or i.d.f. this is speculative carrying out the latest attack 23 people shot and many hacked with machetes in a village in the remote forests of the beni region in the northeast of the country problem is. the i.d.f. originated in neighboring uganda in the 1990 s. with the aim of setting up a so-called islamic state it is one of more than 100 rebel groups fighting for
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control of territory in the resource rich region. the un says a recent surge in attacks by the i.d.f. has killed nearly 200 people and forced 40000 others to flee their homes it says the attacks could constitute crimes against humanity. so very much. we must no longer continue to count deaths we do not know if we are really in a country where there is a government because a responsible government must not allow people to keep being committed if the government feels incapable i believe the government should go and cooperate with other states to help. one of the un's mission in eastern democratic republic of congo was set up in 2010 and includes thousands of military personnel and police a mission statement says must go is authorized to use all necessary means to protect civilians aid and human rights workers on the threat of violence.
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anger over the killings is rising across the region there was scuffles when a u.n. aid truck arrived in the town of pretend. to a. police dispersed the crowd by firing into the yeah. the police broke up the demonstration in goma some protesters would beaten and bundled into a van it's the latest mass killing suggest u.n. forces all not able to stop the violence in eastern democratic republic of congo and the protest to say police action against them shows the government won't even listen to their demands that the killings must stop. with al jazeera. has been sworn in as the new president of rules or its 1st transfer of power through the ballot box just days earlier security forces said they stopped an
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attempted military coup. reports in the capital. after a decade in the shadows of his protests as a. muslim emerged as new just 50 democratically elected president. that day was also a historic one for the country it marked the 1st peaceful transition of power from one civilian government to another. the ceremony was overshadowed by a recent field cool and rising attacks by i'm groups along its borders factis many here who he will use his experience as former head of both the foreign interior ministries to result listen or less security the most important is security people of new desperate for security 2nd to that is good governance and finally equity and justice but above all that they politicalization of governance which is very important we hope the president will appoint the right people in iraq positions devoid of partisanship but some believe that major politics and
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politicians will limit to civility to deliver real change mohamed the hard work begins now he will need to unite a deeply divided nation whose stability is once again threatened by wednesday's failed coup but the president can count on global support judging from reactions on the failed cool however the biggest challenge to his presidency is not only having to deal with ambitious military officers but also the threat posed by book or aman armed groups based in neighboring mali a reality not lost on mr assumes to give his 1st address as president and then run . something for a long time the criminals of the islamic state in the greatest heart who are affiliated to dosh almost exclusively attack the defense and security forces but for some time they've begun to attack a village chiefs and then progressively civilians in an indiscriminate manner since
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last january they've been carrying out massacres of innocent civilians on a large scale and thereby committing war crimes terrorism is a misfortune for our country. i was predestined mohammad isa for it was a moment to fulfilment offering democratic or. for much of the country though the joy of this day will only be shed if mohamed does will be able to bring stability and development tunisia. trees. gunmen in haiti have kidnapped a pastor and 3 worshipers during a ceremony that was streamed live on facebook. are members can be seen singing before dropping their microphones and then hiding a man armed with a rifle then storms the church and takes them away so you can see the attack happened on thursday august 7th day adventist paris on the outskirts of the capital port au prince a mother in the u.k.
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helping fellow immigrant families overcome the stigma surrounding special needs children i mean obviously whose son is autistic found attitudes within her own community created some of the biggest challenges just baldwin met her in the city or bristol. i mean a son manasseh is now called a lanky teen smiling down on his mother but it wasn't always so from birth he cried and. didn't sleep at night and was nothing like her other 3 children at 2 his diagnosis was autism leaving ameena devastated i don't understand. my sense not talking you not a big game. and you see. i don't know that's probably me i crying always if you my son is carry me i cry autism is a developmental disorder with
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a wide spectrum no 2 cases are the same some people never speak others are extremely anxious while some may be socially distant it's estimated globally between one and 2 percent of people have some degree of autism researchers here in bristol have found a higher incidence among somali immigrants to the u.k. in the somali culture autism doesn't exist children on the autistic spectrum are considered mentally ill and shunned from society since nora bass 1st child zac was diagnosed with autism she's fought that stigma in her community now she's made a series of short films explaining what parents can do to help their children lead a full and happy life trying to ensure that you get the white help to understand what autism is and how to help your child and don't believe everything you see online because there is so much information out there that are not true early
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intervention is key not only to help with speech and language but letting the child and family know there is a reason for what can be very challenging behavior people are growing up sometimes into middle adulthood not knowing why they are the way they are. and then finding it all clicks that explains all the difficulties i've been having all my life because i'm autistic the brain is wired differently it's not just a western condition the films explore those difficulties and provide support for parents struggling with autism they're available on you tube so somalis around the world can see and learn jessica baldwin al-jazeera bristol england. in northeast asia cherry blossoms blooming as a surf sign that spring has sprung this year is the earliest record so the season
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has started and scientists are pointing at climate change public bribe reports from seoul. it's an annual event in northeast asia that heralds the coming of spring and that's been getting earlier each year in tokyo the traditional viewing of the cherry blossom coincides with the lifting of pandemic state of emergency restrictions allowing people to take full advantage of the spectacle coming i think that last year i couldn't come here due to the state of emergency so here i am it's the earliest that blossom has bloomed here since official records began 70 years ago and historians delving into archives from the ancient capital of kyoto believe it's the earliest the bloom has appeared for at least 1200 years of course and i took on you when i was a high school student cherry blossoms were still blooming around the start of the academic year in april i think the timing is getting earlier. the colder korean
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peninsula witness says it's blossoming just after japan but not by much a rolling wave of color moving south to north as temperatures climb it's the earliest that sol has seen cherry blossom since records began 1009 years ago and it's 3 days sooner than the previous record that was set only last year it coincides with higher than average temperatures and more hours of sunshine the same apparent result of a changing climate is being felt across south korea only the most southerly island of jeju was warm enough to support the growing of subtropical fruit but not any more species like passionfruit are now grown in greenhouses much further north and areas in which subbed. topical fruits can be grown or expanding towards the southern central and northern parts of the country in japan in recent years the warming climate has meant more devastating summer rains and floods while the korean
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peninsula has suffered from more destructive typhoons the early blossom may portend a change in climate that will bring more extreme weather come the summer months but for now and appearing all the more beautiful given the fragility and transience of its existence the blossom is here to be cherished robert bright al-jazeera so well stephan is a professor at the australian national university and he says the early blossoms are a dire warning. there are many other examples of course we could go back to using tree rings a coral reef sections and so on but i think the cherry blossoms are particularly striking one because they are valued by many people here a tradition of springtime arriving in eastern asia and so on when it gets remarkable that we can go back 1200 years at least and see nothing close to the
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early arrival of the blossoms that we're starting to see now it's a very very good long term wrecked one that shows just how fast the comet is now shifting and of course this is a fairly innocuous and indeed rather beautiful warning that things are changing but other ecosystems are experiencing the same sort of changes driven by climate change a good example of that is that forests that normally burn only very small amounts of war or only every every few years and now burning at much higher rates good examples being the north american fires in california oregon of a year ago and the massive bushfires and yes eastern australia those ecosystems are also being influenced by climate change but in a much more dangerous way than the cherry blossoms still had on the officer in our plants stripped off one of the biggest events seem us for several of the details right after the break.
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the former police officer charged with murdering george floyd he's now on trial all over the world watching this historic things unfold in minneapolis we'll have a live coverage from inside the courtroom as it happens and the latest reaction to derek children trial on al-jazeera. a unique year endangered biodiversity lies in the heart of want to produce tropical jungles there was a lot of misinformation about the animals that we have here and now the probability is becoming bad so there are some conservation their communities algis their attorneys deep into the rain forest to follow a scientist and have teams out to save the euro and corner so precious in the region women make science ecuador's hidden treasure on al-jazeera we understand the differences in the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter what we
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use in conduct that matter to you. you're. you're. you're a. sports thank you terry or yours president joe biden says he supports major league baseball's decision to strip atlanta of the prestigious all star game it's a protest against a new voting nor in the state of georgia critics say the new measure signed off by georgia's republican governor jim access to the ballot box especially for people of color and the all star game was originally jutes take place on july 13th but baseball's bosses are now searching for a new venue b.-o. and i'll be commissioner old man friend said major league baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box
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we proudly use our platform to encourage baseball fans and communities throughout our country to perform their civic duty and actively participate in the voting process he says fair access to voting continues to have a games on wavering support now this move has put pressure. on the sports event the masters golf tournament in augusta which starts on thursday one civil rights group one school's governing body to cancel the event and is calling on plays to boycott until the voting law is repealed earlier we spoke to a sports broadcaster michael colson. if the masters were the face of white kind it would have to come from the players themselves the augusta national golf club isn't going to move to another venue the 1st black player didn't play in the masters to 176 that was lee elder and the augusta national golf club didn't have any black members until 992 and under pressure from the professional golfers they finally
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integrated so it's an interesting question for them as to what they can they will do but they won't have to do anything unless the professional golf association the p.g.a. begins to put pressure on them so i doubt that anything is going to change there but you know i sort of doubted that major league baseball would move its offer game i think the quickness of the decision really surprised everybody rob manfred said a few days ago that they were considering it and then they went ahead and did it because i think there's so much more awareness among people about the way voting rights impact civil rights and given the black lives matter movement and the cullen capper nick boycott around that with with the n.f.l. i think baseball wanted to be on the right side and getting ahead of the argument because what has happened in georgia which is the 1st major state to pass legislation restricting voting ability really really say stinks i would say of
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jim crow legislation which was the legislation that from the end of the civil war up until 965 when the voting rights act was passed kept people from voting predominately black people as who it was aimed at in the in the south and so this is really a major move by major league baseball it's particularly significant this year because it was going to be staged lanta and the theme of the the game and the major league baseball amateur player drafted and all the other stuff that goes on around it was going to be to honor henry aaron who was the. the home run king both broke babe ruth's record for the atlanta braves was an executive to the at the braves and detail going in with very moving way in his biography of the some of the prejudice he faced when he was a young player in the minor leagues in jacksonville florida when he was an executive with the braves or turner turner broadcasting so this will take that
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focus on henry aaron out of the city where he lived and played and i think that's quite a big thing for major league baseball to do. well into the miami open tennis weather was not set in the semifinals polish player who bowed to catch the favorite from russia andre rieu bless her coach who actually lives in florida won him straight sets 6364 he won a lower ranks event earlier this year but is now through to his 1st ever masters final now next up heard how much will face as he major yannick sin in the final on sunday the 19 year old italian be the 7th seed roberto a guzzi his semifinal center is only the 4th teenager to reach the final in miami following andre agassi rafael nadal and even novak djokovic which. and so the n.b.a. a huge win for the phoenix suns they made a false start against the oklahoma city thunder building a 30 point lead in the 1st quarter it's only happened 13 times in and be
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a history and with that the suns never looked back they want 242103 which is their 5th straight win there now 2nd in the western conference and there was also late drama in women's college baseball skateboard rather stanford made it into the n.c.a.a. championship game with a one point win over south carolina who missed 2 attempts to win it themselves in the closing seconds stanford will play arizona in the final on sunday and for the 2nd week in a row the cats he bikes were quickest in 2nd practice in the sail circuits ahead of the moto g.p. australian jack miller managed to recover from this to top the sign sheets ahead of his teammate petco banjara last week's race when a maverick when ya this was 9 this for the world champion you and me back in 13. and a new electric motor sport competition gets going in saudi arabia on saturday the extreme off road series aims to promote sustainability by racing in remote parts of the world affected by climate change will also make stops in senegal greenland
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brazil as well as argentina. well that's only a school for now i'm going to be if i can wait so i'm ok sir thank you so much and thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera rocking just a moment but much more of the day's news with nic clark thanks for. planet earth a wondrous diverse ecosystem but human activity is the escalating climate change and posing an x. the stench of threat you don't get a resort but on the top of rights to throw a scare in the lead up to us to al-jazeera run special coverage documentaries discussions and to pull ups exploring the consequences of all actions and inactions
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it's very hard to lose a bottle of free all civilization oh shit i'm showcasing ways in which so much seeking to touch on the top there straight ahead there are 3 individuals in very rare to feel that it's really exciting the season of programming exploring the climate crisis ahead of the earth day on al-jazeera. it's a very bleak picture for a lot of americans out there white supremacy impacts all of our patients you're putting more money into the hands of some workers taking money out of the hands of other workers their own goes to their camp it becomes us versus them this is the deal about constraining your nuclear program the bottom line the big questions on out is there in some time i call swoons students are being bullied to abuse and humiliation but they teach it one on one east investigates thailand schools scandal oh no see. we know what's happening in our region we know how to get the plague is
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that others cannot i was just i don't fear god but to put the phone for the fire system going i'm going to give you. the way that you tell death story isn't what and make a difference. security forces in ma'am are open far authentic you protest this can be at least 5 military intense funds for. cloud this is out there a lot from doha also coming up taiwan prosecutors push to make an arrest for a train crash that killed at least 50 people. this is the on edge again washington d.c. capitol police officers killed.

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