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you know we generally know that leave it at others and not i was just really. like to put on a 3rd. person and i'm going to give you. the way that you kaldis story isn't what can make a difference. security forces in ma'am are open fire authentic you protest this killing at least find some military content finds. this is out there a live from doha also coming up taiwan prosecutors push to make an arrest for a train crash that killed at least 50 people. a city on edge again and washington d.c. capitol police officer was killed after a man and rammed his car into
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a barricade. and major league baseball strips atlanta of the all star game as the backlash widens against new voting laws in the state of georgia. so lisa 5 more people have been killed in miramar in the latest crackdown on protesters more than 2 months since the military deposed the civilian leadership security forces shot and killed protesters in 3 different cities on saturday despite that demonstrations are continuing in major cities including young girls and nuns lay at the military has also issued arrest warrants against 18 prominent online critics. and 10. major armed groups representing ethnic minorities are throwing their support behind the anti coup movement through groups . condemning the use of life against protesters and the rebels control large areas
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mostly along mia most voters speak to tony chaney joins us live now from bangkok in neighboring thailand and he will come on to the group represents the major represents the ethnic minorities in a 2nd because we're just gives it an update situation on what the latest is. was you mention. in the protests are still ongoing they have been pretty much every day since the coup happened on the 1st of february. in money watch in the time on the non-state an embargo we understand the security services have opened fire and killed a number of protesters 5 being reported at the moment of the specter that number will rise we also saw protests on the street of young go on and mandalay myanmar's 2 largest cities which also saw the security services cracking down in mandalay they came out early in the morning initially on motorbikes this is
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a tactic the protesters have been using more and more which gives them a much easier. a much easier scape route when the security services come out to meet them then they met in amman poor famous city part of the city famous for its old teac bridge the security services known crackdown force the protesters out into the narrow alleyways in that part of the city where they also went in to chase them down and that appears to be something the security services are now doing they're not happy to just disperse the protests on the main road but they are going into neighborhoods where those protesters are trying to escape and hunting them down but once again i think we're seeing the security services determined to try and snuff this out they were operational overnight trying to pick up people they have on their lists of wanted people to arrest there are videos on social media of them beating people in the streets and i think people in myanmar very concerned it's
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very noticeable today how much less information there is than previous weeks when we've been trying to follow this in the last couple of days they've vastly reduced the access that most people have to wife i internet mobile internet is already being cut off some people still can access it from the homes of the. i have a direct fiber link which not many people do and the messages we are seeing are increase showing increasing concern i think people are very aware of the fact that as the crackdown is still very much ongoing much less information is filtering out and they are concerned the rest of the world will forget they don't see what's happening right now what more do we know about him what is the significance of rebel groups throwing their support behind the q movement. well we've seen statements from these individual groups over the last couple of weeks expressing their general support for the anti coup movement saying that the
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level of violence that is being seen is not acceptable but they appear to have come together we understand they met online today and issued this joint statement. it's hard to imagine exactly how that will manifest itself these are all very different groups they all have very different goals some of them very much ragtag armed groups others are very well armed and very efficient it's not clear at this stage if they will have some unifying force of there be some kind of central command what exactly they'll do they are of course facing an armed force which is very well equipped large very technologically advanced arms from russia from china from israel from other parts of the world so they are outnumbered they're facing fasts greater force appearance in terms of technology but i think this also
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adds to concerns generally within myanmar that this is a conflict which is pirating downwards and out of control and that every week as the death toll mounts the security services determination to snuff out the protests increases now there's a very distinct possibility these armed forces could get involved we've seen increased activities in kitchen state down in corrent state in the south that this could lead to an all out civil war we've already got 12000 people waiting on the borders of thailand trying to escape bombing and the amman military has been directing against k.l.a. forces in the south there the conflicts and could chin state have been very active that could you know these these conflicts rampart it could prompt many more people to flee across the borders and create much more instability inside the country or attorney. in bangkok. prosecutors in taiwan have questioned the driver
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and owner of a construction truck that rolled on to rail tracks just as a train was approaching at least 50 people were killed when the train hit the truck on the road on friday it is taiwan's worst rail disaster in recent history the 500 people were on board or taiwan's president has visited the injured in hospital so you keep going at. this distressing accident caused heavy casualties i came to while in 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 their best and will give the best care to the wounded reporter florence larry is following the story from kuala lumpur and she sent this update. 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
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rammed into the walls of the 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 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 and 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 disable the speed alert system and had been going 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
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government support for families of the victims and survivors but also a thorough investigation into the accident to somalia now where the military says it's pushed back a bit tired by a fight says the fire has targeted 2 army bases about 100 kilometers from the capital mogadishu while the government says most of the attackers were killed the group is also claiming victory coach at the bases and dozens of small the soldiers were killed in the 40. a police officer has been killed and another injured when a man rammed his car into a barricade outside the u.s. capitol building in washington d.c. the attacker was shelton died in hospital you know it was immediately put into lockdown 3 months off to congress was raided by donald trump supporters political hate reports now from washington d.c. . it's happened again. another attack on the u.s. capitol suspect. this car engine blew up officers and
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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 and 18 year veteran of the force was killed his body escorted to the morgue by a long line of police cars the other officer was seriously injured i just asked that the public continue to keep us 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
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hours but thousands 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 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 capital since the attempted insurrection have been taken down there were thousands fewer soldiers walking the grounds there was 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 france is the 3rd nationwide lockdown comes into force in a few hours as the government tries to stop a new wave of infections versions have been leaving the complicated of the earth regions that includes the overnight curfew closure of schools and non-essential shops and a ban on travel between regions for 4 weeks on friday fronts reported its biggest
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jump in. intensive care patients in months infections have doubled to around $40000.00 even hospitals overwhelmed it's only which is also fighting a new wave of infections is in forcing a strict 3 day lockdown during the easter weekend not essential travel has been banned but churches are open and people are allowed to share an easter meal a day with 2 of adults. and the netherlands has completely stopped administering astra zeneca vaccinations until april the 7th earlier on friday had to join some other nations that temporarily suspended the use of the vaccine for people under 60 the move comes after 5 new cases of blood clots including the death of one woman. well coronavirus restrictions could soon be tightened in some of india's biggest cities if the number of cases continues to rise their new infections are 6 month high with a month long reaching a peak of around 80000 on monday india's richest state. accounted for more than
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half of the new infections with officials there warning a lot may be necessary. well india is in the spotlight it is demands for covert $1000.00 vaccines grow into these serum institute which is the world's largest producer which is supplying astra zeneca doses to 60 for poor and middle income countries through the un backed kovacs program but about 90000000 jobs are being delayed india is holding them back to help deal with soaring infections and i am disappointed african union says this will mean its target to vaccinate 35 percent of the continent's population this year will be missed the year is tend to be $10000000.00 astra zeneca vaccines from india's theorum institute and the u.k. has ordered $5000000.00 among the countries counting on the kovacs vaccine alliance's iraq on thursday it received more than a quarter of a 1000000 astra zeneca vaccines through the un backed scheme the government to aims
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to inoculate 20 percent of the population of 40000000 by the end of the year but that goal could prove difficult as many fulton reports from baghdad. after months of delay at contradictory messages from the ministry of health iraq's covert 19 vaccination campaign has begun. with now receive 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 the government 1st asked people to register online but because of limited uptake if then open the doors to everyone including young people like myself there isn't enough in courtrooms from the government to take the vaccine so i don't own the priority to take the vaccine but i know if i don't come and take it maybe it will get expired and no one is going to take it indeed this batch of vaccines expires at
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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 the lungs so if you also are elderly about taking the vaccine they on so will be no. iraq's government is facing a dual challenge when it comes to inoculating the population on the one hand must convince people to get a teen at the same time if struggling to secure those us from global fire. the astra zeneca inoculations iraq has received our part of 16000000 those is it
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has been allocated under kovacs the global vaccine alliance to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines but a world health. top official in iraq says delivering on those commitments has been a challenge as producing countries prioritize their own needs kovacs facility have have had some delays because the manufacturers did not produce as much vaccines to honor. the estimated doses to be distributed well both the scenes are pending delivery you covered $1000.00 cases are hovering above $5000.00 daily as the country experiences its highest levels of infection since the onset of the pandemic seen one of 14 al-jazeera back at that. philip. helping autistic children need a happy life a campaign to change attitude to one of europe's largest somali community. a changing climate delivers south korea cherry blossom record for the 2nd year
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running. for the perfect janet. sponsored point qatar airways we've got some rather weather on the way for to pat it's been a lovely week here but cloud and rain has been spilling out of eastern parts of china little area of low pressure now making its way across the yellow sea we'll introduce and wetter weather through the korean peninsula through the sea of japan and as we go on through sunday it will turn increasingly wet for a good part of japan temperatures in tokyo around 20 celsius a southerly wind here freshers up a little as we go on into monday as that wetter weather starts to retreat away from the east coast a bright not but in all the way in tucking in we are going to see things freshening up then 17 celsius at that stage try and find across the korean peninsula the
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monday bad into northern parts of china but some west or whether they're just coming towards beijing a later on in the day some wet weather there it's. antrel and southwestern parts of china and that wet weather just comes all the way across india china some heavy rain there 3 ptolemy a market see some rather wet weather nasty little circulation just developing around the andaman sea could bring some flash flooding so that's something to watch out for much of india will be fine and dry want to showers just around the east coast the northern parts of pakistan will see some snow a little westley disturbance making is where across northern parts into the far north of india from the. school support qatar airways a survivor of the genocide there are people who beg me to kill them when they're suffering but it wouldn't have been hard to do who's dedicated his life to searching the woods for bones of the victims of the srebrenica massacre. that will leave him here is due to all. you know hope of finally laying the past to rest and
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giving peace to the victims' families because in egypt if i could just find a think about i could bury him. on al-jazeera. or who on. but again you want to remind of our top stories this hour and gunshots been heard in miramar street as the military karens out another cracked on an antique new protests 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 can derail the taiwan prosecutors have questioned the driver of a construction truck that rolled onto the rail. a police officer has been killed
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and another injured when a man or rammed his car into a barrier outside the u.s. capitol complex in washington d.c. the tanker was shot and died in hospital. it has 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 show of ins a decision to kneel on floyd's neck was a totally unnecessary act of deadly force cable elizondo reports now from minneapolis. the end of the 1st week of the 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 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. for. time. 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 because when i hear guilty i don't get to see him at thanksgiving or christmas or a hollowing i don't get the city anymore 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
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best foot forward in one of the things that they did is used video repeatedly and 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 this judge can still today 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 doe al-jazeera and yeah police. u.s. president joe biden says he supports major league baseball's decision to strip atlanta of the prestigious all star game is because of a new voting law in the state of georgia critics say the league mages signed off by georgia's republican governor limit access to the ballot box especially for people
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of color the all-star game was originally due to take place at atlanta's truce the park on july 13th but baseball's bosses are now searching for a new venue and this move by baseball has put pressure on arguably georgia's most famous sporting event the masters golf tournament or guster the 1st major of the season is due to start on thursday while the civil rights group wants goals governing body the p.g.a. to cancel the event and it's calling on players to boycott it until the voting law is repealed. the international criminal court says it welcomes a decision by the united states to lift sanctions and visa restrictions on its employees imposed by the trump ministration the i.c.c. chief prosecutor and another top official were among those targeted as the court began to investigate american troops for potential war crimes in afghanistan but secular state blinken says washington still disagrees with that and other investigations. a mother in the u.k. is helping fellow immigrant families overcome the stigma surrounding special needs
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children mean the son is autistic found attitudes within her own community created some of the biggest challenges jessica baldwin matter in the city of 1st. i mean a son minister is now calm a lanky teen smiling down on his mother but it wasn't always so from birth she cried endlessly 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 when my son is not talking you know it's bane and you see. i don't know that's probably me i cry in always if you my son is cry me a cry autism is a developmental disorder with a wide spectrum no 2 cases are the same some people never speak others are
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streaming 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 based 1st child zack was diagnosed with autism she's thought 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's 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 and then finding it all clicks that explains all the difficulties i've been having all my life because i'm autistic that predicts 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 and northeast asia cherry blossom blooming is a sure sign that spring has sprung this year is the earliest start to the season on record and so on to the point where climate change or snow himself. it's an
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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. last year i couldn't come here due to the state of emergency so here i am it's the earliest the 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 don't know if 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 peninsula witness says it's blossoming just after japan but not by much
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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 99 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 they were not and if areas in which subtropical fruits can be grown are 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 peninsula has suffered from more. destructive typhoons the early blossom
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made portend a changing climate that will bring more extreme weather come the summer months but for now and appearing all the more beautiful given the fragility and transients of its existence the blossom is here to be cherished robert bright al-jazeera so. far and i just have a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera and 1st up at least 5 more people have been killed in the amar in the latest crackdown on mt cooper tested more than 2 months since the military deposed the civilian leadership security forces shot and killed protesters in 3 different cities on saturday despite that demonstrations are continuing in major cities including young go on mandalay military has also issued arrest warrants against 18 prominent online critics tony chain has more now from bangkok in neighboring thailand those protests.

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