the paramilitaries dictated that the zones that you can't carry a state could never reach. the pressure of the day. you came off the problem with the hunted down the shell companies would you say i'm under arrest in greece. my. france and italy reimpose lockdowns as european nations struggle to contain the rising number of covert 1000 factions. who watch al-jazeera live from a headquarters in doha and also coming up security forces of myanmar opened fire and the testers killing at least 5 people in the military is intensifying crackdown . a city on edge again a washington d.c.
capitol police officer is killed after a man around his car into a barricade families grieve for the victims of friday's train crash in taiwan while prosecutors raided nearby construction sites. hello millions of people across europe are set to mark easter sunday under new coronavirus restrictions in use largely slow vaccination rollout and rising infections are leaving governments with just one option it's a full lockdown many people in paris left the capital ahead of restrictions that's as france faces its 3rd nationwide lockdown on friday it's reported its biggest jump in the number of intensive care patients italy is and forcing a strict 3 day lockdown during the easter weekend non-essential travel has been banned but churches are open and people are allowed to share an easter meal at home with 2 other. are adults and in
a rare national pleaded germany's president says urge people to get vaccinated as more cities increase coronavirus measures john ryan is a visiting fellow at the london school of economics and political science he says the pandemic will have a lasting detrimental impact on european economies. it's going to affect the gross domestic product growth rights productivity because. not only service industries will be affected but also factories except supply chains will be disrupted so that will rule and have a negative it can only came packed especially when it's countries like spain france belgium. many austria you know interconnected with each other so this will have a detrimental effect because basically the economic impact for france and germany as opposed to the united kingdom was less up until now
but there is maybe a catch up in the economic damage with these types of. downs and unfortunately the deaths that will come with the high rights of infection we have to remember we're going to have the vaccine run out we're going to get the vaccines done and dusted i think probably in the u.k. for 1st and 2nd vaccines property by the end of the sama europe is behind that the european union is behind that america is going ahead israel's one of the best before woman has bought we've got these new to right. south african virus the new iteration of coverage 90 so we would probably need a boost as we might have another iteration that is kofi 20 or something like that so it's very difficult just to to make a prediction about that but i would say that where know when media out of this
particular predicament the moment. levanon has imposed a national lockdown until next tuesday to prevent a potential surge in covert 1000 cases during the easter holiday some essential shops will stay open and restaurants will be allowed to provide delivery services to countries reported more than 474000 cases and over 6000 deaths since the pandemic started its coronavirus restrictions could soon 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 surge reaching a peak of around $80000.00 on monday india's richest states accounted for more than half of the new infections with officials there warning a lockdown may be necessary 5 indian security forces have died in a class of maoist rebels these skirmishes broke out in the beach up to reach it in the central chechen scarse states it comes days after 5 police officers were killed
in a maoists attack on a bus. at least 5 more people have been killed in myanmar and the latest crackdown on protesters the threats of violence on a rest stop done little to deter demonstrators more than 2 months after the military coup tony chang reports oh a wounded man with a serious head injury is carried away from the barricades in money about 136 kilometers northwest of mandalay this was just one of the towns where protesters are reported to have been shot at by the security services in mandalay they took to the streets on motorbikes easier to flee when the crackdown comes and it follows another night of violence this video from sun chong in central young gun shows police standing over the body of an injured man you can hear the fear in the voices of those filming as they drag the body away.
that violence shared around the world on social media is drawing growing criticism even from myanmar's powerful neighbors. we condemn any use of violence we believe that the rule of law should be privileged we stand for the distribution of democracy in myanmar. we have always believed the political prisoners and so did any attempts at dissolving the current situation including through the efforts of. growth and regional concerns are increasing as 10 ethnic groups on myanmar's borders threw their support behind the empty coup movement on saturday that sparked fears of wider conflict on the possibility of a full blown civil war in thailand memo's representative at a global beauty pageant broke down on stage when she proclaimed her support for the protesters they are working on the street. now she's unable to return home but determined in her support. because they
told me that they were on the street and i'm also fighting my way on that understates now i think that if they will not give that we will win and the funerals continue to this woman was shot in the head she travelled home from her job in a south korean bank bus stops around the country have been turned into improvised memorials for those who have died with messages of resistance now that wireless internet services have been cut off but even these simple shrines are being torn down as the security services try to eradicate all signs of resistance. which is a. backlog in this was can al has been cleared more than 420 vessels words and when the 400 meter long ever given got stuck for almost a week it blocks one of the world's most vital waterways holton billions of dollars
a day in trade it was freed on monday with the help of tugboats after days of dredging. a police officer has been killed and another injured when a man rounds his car into a barricade 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 supporters particle hand reports in washington d.c. . it's happened again. another attack on the u.s. capitol suspect plan to spark 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 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 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 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 pedicle hain al jazeera washington officials say the death toll from friday's train crash could rise as they search through the wreckage some of these of some of the system one people who died held a vigil at the sites prosecutors are now seeking an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck rolled on to the tracks florence the reports. chuma who may survived the carnage but lost her husband his son and daughter they were on their way to for the annual 2 sweeping day a traditional chinese festival she remembers hearing a loud bang just before the train and took the tunnel to tell you. it was like
a living hell our carriage was mangled things had fallen off and piled on top of cason shoes shelves fell on top of me it was dark. the train had crashed into a construction truck that it slid down a hill and onto the track just minutes now with huge in dollars and still when you make a little i got hold of a mobile phone and turned on the torch to try to find my husband and children i saw them but there was nothing i could do to get them out so many objects piled on top of them i tried to remove some of the things such as iron bars but there was just too much stuff and when i did a voice kept asking me not to move anything because it hurt him so i just sat still truman was rescued an hour later president trying when visited a hospital where dozens of the injured are being treated and promised a thorough investigation into the accident as well as government support to affected families for you. 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. officials have said the driver may have failed to properly applied the brakes of the construction truck prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for the manager of the company that carries out tracks like maintenance a court has released the man on the. workers are still trying to remove the more heavily damaged sections of the train that remain inside the tunnel as taiwan marks a 2nd day of mourning families of the crash victims gathered at the site of the disaster on saturday to say prayers conduct religious rites and grieve for those they've lost florence louis. somalia's military says it's pushed back on its. siders fighters targeted to army bases about 100 kilometers from the capital mogadishu all the government says most of the attackers were killed of the group is also claiming victory it says it captured the base dozens of somalis soldiers were
killed in the fighting. still ahead on al-jazeera. putting your nguyen and. more amount of. that amount of time. it is just. uncalled for a senior police officer gives his assessment of the force used against george story before he died. there has a new president will look at the major challenges he faces is new tries to unite a divided nation. but. how it's been a lovely wait for japan is going to change as we go on through the next couple of days cloud and right is making its way out of china across the korean peninsula the
cool cool weather system making its way across northern parts of japan as we go on through the next couple days there's a lot of cloud and rain then moving across the sea of japan and it does turn increasingly wet here as we go on through sunday so warm right for tokyo later on in the day temperatures here getting up to 20 celsius it will freshen up behind the winds swing around to a northerly direction so very heavy rain for a time a hunch you could lead to some localized flooding but it will brighten up as we go into the early part of next week already brightening up across the korean peninsula but cheap after that eastern side of charter but a few showers a little further west i'm sensing some rather wet weather down towards the southwest of china some wet weather too in india china will see some very heavy rain there into thailand making its way across into cambodia financial either through the philippines but some very heavy rain into indonesia a little disturbance that could cause some flooding and there's a disturbance too in the andaman sea that could cause some flooding around the nicobar islands the out of the knowledge one of the showers into eastern parts of
india much of india stays fought in troy with temperatures in the low forty's to some. it's the political debate show that's challenging the way you think i want to know where you stand on cancer culture. the range of ideas that can be heard from international politics to the global pandemic and everything in between tech companies are the ones with the power what do we do with the solution 'd we get organized what are world leaders or governments missing talking about targets in like 24 q. or 20 when we need targets but now up front with me welcome out here on al-jazeera .
and again the top stories on all just 0 millions across europe are set to mark easter sunday under a new coronavirus restrictions fronts will begin its 3rd national lockdown on saturday and italy were turned to stricter measures after a surge in cases at least 5 people are reported to have been killed in me and martin the latest crackdown by the military against anderson cooper's house turns gunshots were heard a number of cities as demonstrators again took to the streets 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 shot and died in hospital. 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 everett cho vns decision to go on floyd's neck was a totally unnecessary act of deadly force is on the reports 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. and a homicide detective he was called onto the scene in the aftermath of floyd's arrest and subsequent death to investigate in no uncertain terms he condemned. on george floyd. for. it is just.
uncalled for. 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 that kind of force. in an exclusive interview with after the court proceedings had been adjourned for the week george floyd's uncle selwyn jones told me the family just wants justice all i'm doing is sitting back just waiting you know just waiting for the 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 anymore he don't get to see his baby he don't get to do any of the 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 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 came through this journey to kill theel 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. and yeah
police. u.s. president joe biden says he supports major league baseball's decision to strip atlanta off the prestigious all star game it's because if a new voting law in the state of georgia critics say the new measures signed off by georgia's republican governor limited access to the ballot box specially for people of color the all star game was originally due to take place at atlanta's troost park on july 13th but baseball's bosses are now searching for a new avenue and this move by baseball has put pressure on arguably georgia's most famous sporting event that's the masters golf tournament at augusta the 1st major of the season is due to start on thursday one civil rights group one's goals governing body the p.g.a. to cancel the event and is calling on players to boycott it until the voting law is repealed people are demonstrating in the several u.k. cities against a bill that would give police more powers to break up protests. the
bill was drafted after the so-called extinction rebellion environmental protest in 2019 it would let police set time and noise limits on rallies even individual demonstrations activists say it's designed to suppress dissent it's calderon it is at the rally in lunde. there are many many different groups. which. is the. stage in progress and that's where the committee statesman has gone. several provisions within this bill which people out on the streets not just here but. this is the national action. on the demonstrations in cities. like born on the side of the round to come.
to expect one is because the big deal. would be so long. people protest freedom of expression for example. set its limits every. one with a pop on the back of the demonstrators because they would be fools and they could be the spots for example. difficulty the opponents point to the wide range and it had several. less serious criminal. it's been bundled together in a way that opponents say it's quite wrong because. it's been in the way more freedom human rights and civil liberties. the international criminal court says it welcomes a 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 along those targeted as the court began to investigate american troops for votes on szell war crimes in afghanistan but the secretary of state and singer 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 reorientation of u.s. foreign policy under the new by administration that follows along with many other nations 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 party 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 secondly i think the u.s. is trying to send a signal that 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 there it 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 united states may share information with them in their propaganda potential investigation of the taliban which will be very very helpful for bringing justice. for the taliban who 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 are either because no crimes are committed or because they've been
investigated whether they will succeed or not it 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. mohammad has been sworn in as the new president of its 1st transfer of power through the ballot box just days earlier security forces said they stopped an attempted military coup. reports in the capital. after a decade in the shadows of his progress as it. has in the just 50 democratically elected president. that he 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 40 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 politicians will limit disability to deliver real change mohamed the hard work begins now it will need tonight a deeply divided nation whose stability is once again threatened by one stays failed cool but the president can count on global support judging from reactions on the failed school 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 bosler assumes to give his 1st address as president. but
don't run. something for a long time the criminals of the islamic state in the greater so hard 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 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. boys produces a bomb what do you see for it was a moment to fulfillment 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 maybe trees. yami in northeast asia cherry blossoms blooming as a source sign that spring has sprung and this year is the earliest start to the season on record and scientists are pointing at climate change rob mcbride 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. 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. but 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 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 nona and the 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 may portend a change in climate that will bring more extreme weather come the summer months. but for now i depair in gold the more beautiful given the fragility and transience of its existence the blossom is here to be cherished. bride al-jazeera so. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera millions across europe are set to mark easter sunday under new coronavirus restrictions france will begin its 3rd national lockdown on saturday and italy returned to stricter measures after a surge in cases at least 5 people are reported to have been killed in 1000000 more in the latest crackdown by the military against and protesters.