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limply know where the bullies people the ruling to be the children the lowly public but this place has become something you have to hear all of them in to treat them with something within respect. 0. hello there i missed the attain this is the news hour live from our headquarters here and coming up in the next 60 minutes growing concerns about a rise in covert 1000 infections for several countries to reimpose restrictions even as they roll out vaccination campaigns. another day of violence in myanmar security forces again open a file on anti crew protesters demanding their deposed civilian government be
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reinstated. marching for the right to protest rallies across britain call on the government to scrap a controversial bill that would restrict demonstrations. and egypt puts on a show as $22.00 of its royal mummies including its most powerful ancient queen are moved across cairo to their new home at the national museum. and i'm sorry and sports major league baseball strips atlanta of the all star game because the new controversial voting rolls in the state of georgia. but we begin this news with the global pandemic and concerns about the rising number of infections even as governments roll out they have acts an asian campaigns several countries have now increased restrictions ahead of the easter holiday france is extending its measures and now going into its. a lockdown in
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a year more than 6000 police have also been deployed to make sure people around paris are complying with those new rules while all of italy is considered a high risk red zone the government there has introduced a strict easter weekend lockdown it's also banned non-essential travel and in south america brazil remains the epicenter of the pandemic there where infections have passed the 25000000 mark that's prompted both chile and bolivia to close their borders on the day and joins us now live from london where he's been watching europe for us nadeem it really looks set to not be very happy easton from. well that's right in france. you know the number of cases is still worrying the government it's good the number of new cases in the 24 hours to friday was almost 47000 and president emanuel has been reminding people
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that there is a high number of people particularly under the age of 60 in intensive care units in hospitals around the country extra staff being brought in over the easter period now france is actually trying to speed up its vaccination program right now in the next 3 days places like football stadiums in major french cities are being used so that thousands of people can come and get at least their 1st dose of a coffee at 19 job france aware that it's behind some other european countries including great britain so in france the situation is that from saturday evening there will be a nationwide. curfew between 7 pm and 6 am people are not allowed to travel more than 10 kilometers from where they live except for essential journeys now the government saying that there will be some some looseness that the authorities will will take
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a tolerant view of people travel further than that over easter but from monday night police will be checking people to make sure that they have proof fire a certificate of a piece of paper to show that they need to be going further than 10 kilometers so really the message to the public varies that things are not under control you can celebrate easter but do not gather in large numbers well speaking of eastern a day my saying this fair that eastern lockdown in italy and those restrictions throughout this pandemic have been fairly well in force stay there. yeah that's right we've seen pictures on saturday of places like the capital rome where police are actually stopping people who are driving around and checking where they're going because there are similar restrictions in place the whole country now is in a red zone lockdown as they call it is not as strict as it was last spring but it is still fairly cumbersome people cannot travel outside their own region over
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easter and remind a reminder that it's only has a large population of practicing catholics this is a major holiday a lot of people being inconvenienced but from what we've heard generally people are taking it in their straw eat people are also allowed to go to leave the country for non-essential reasons including holidays which has raised some eyebrows in italy well that's not the case here in the u.k. people for the moment congo on holiday abroad but people are making journeys over this easter period of some distance particularly to coastal resorts police are telling people to be sensible and to stay local if they can but it's it's fairly relaxed here people can gather in groups of of up to 6 and on monday the government is expected to announce new updates on how it's going to relax restrictions perhaps on the travel rules the government warning people that yes you can meet outdoors
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but the risk of transmission indoors is still there reminding them that for the moment gatherings are not allowed indoors though people can visit their friends in their own gardens so the message here is that things are getting better because of the high take up rate of vaccines in britain over half the adult population have had at least their 1st dose but that doesn't mean that we can forget about the the existence of the corona virus and that across all these developments for us from london thanks so much nadeem well we can now speak to alice hunter and he's been keeping an eye on last america for us from the colombian capital alexander it really does seem like more and more countries there are closing their borders and increasingly isolated sounds is it now really every country for themselves and that's america. when i stated that it truly has been the case since the beginning of the pandemic there hasn't really been consulted the efforts here to come and achieve
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a shared policies among the countries and many countries in this region close the borders have their borders close for months that has been the case year in colombia with ecuador with venice where their countries. sided to do so every time day that was the best for them to try and tame this surge of infections and it's happening again as many countries are going through a very contagious very deadly 2nd that time or even 3rd wave of infections that's why this week believe it has announced it will close its border with brazil for a week. it's also under a full lockdown borders closed there throughout this easter holidays and finally chile has announced that it will close its borders for amount throughout the month
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of april nobody will be able to go out or travel into the country this by more than 35 percent of the population has been vaccinated there well just picking up on the vaccination program. we've seen a very successful rollout yet we're still seeing the numbers climb how a vaccination programs looking elsewhere in the region. well she has truly been an outlier here most of the other countries of had a very slow rollout have had very hard time buying vaccines getting those vaccines into their countries when they get them also there have been complications in distributing them for example here in colombia reaching more remote areas of the country has been a real hurdle generally speaking the head of the pan american health organization this week said that simply there aren't enough vaccines throughout latin america
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many countries at this rate will be able to reach human needs say sions very late next year so that's a major warry so more restrictions and social distancing measures the use of masks will remain the most important measures against the expansion of the vaccine in the country especially now that many countries are seeing. a sudden rise in these infections due to new variance in particularly one coming from brazil speaking of a resilience that comes through with quite robust health services but even there. has been very difficult for the country that has to do also with the fact that the government has been very slow and recognizing the effects of the pandemic and so the rollout has been very slow there finally on saturday we also got the news that
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the president. this result a positive to the coronavirus after taking an anti gin test this by the he was back in it that earlier in the year he's now expecting that to be confirmed through a p.c.r. test but he has mild symptoms and being vaccinated he expects to require it recovers. a quick clear from the previous positive very interesting developments there. for us in the colombian capital markets up thanks so much alexandra well let's now speak today to go to sunny she is a clinical epidemiologist and also a senior lecturer at queen mary university of london she joins us now from cambridge just picking up there where we left off without us under we've been watching these vaccines rolled out across the globe and yet the infection numbers are still climbing in places like the u.s. for example despite the jabs is it just too soon to see the impact of an occupation or is there something else going on here. i think it's entirely expected and this
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is what scientists have been warning for a long time that vaccination reduces the risk of severe infection among the people who are vaccinated but to achieve low levels of transmission just with vaccination you need to vaccinate almost the entire population in case of a large proportion of the population particularly given that vaccines don't provide complete protection against transmission even among those vaccinated so this really highlights that cases can get very high even with high levels of vaccination that they're seeing in chile at the moment and hospitals can be overwhelmed even source so we need to really think of vaccines as one part of a multi-pronged approach rather than a sort of approach that's going to end the bad to make we really need there was interventions like mask use social distancing all of those things that please god to test face and isolate systems good border controls particularly with the new baby and citizen created right now to ensure that cases that kept down by vaccination rule that continues also to prevent nubians arising that could potentially threaten these precious vaccine resources what is then potentially
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behind this uptick that we're seeing is this pandemic fatigue or are people potentially letting their guard down because they're watching these vaccines rollout so could these campaigns also have a bit of the opposite effect here. i think that's certainly something to be worried about particularly with public messaging which is really focused on vaccines us all to bring an end to this without really telling people the truth which is that we need other measures in place to contain transmission alongside bax a nation i don't know that so much is that the big 50 but just sort of a country is opening up pretty quickly in the hope that vaccines will contain this when the science doesn't really support that because the science tells us that unless he backs an 8 abedi large proportion of the population including people who makes a lot for example children it's very very odd likely that we're going to get on top of this the vaccines a little we definitely need all those other basic public health measures in place right now well as you say we are seeing some cases begin to open up again states relaxing measures other countries preparing to even welcome back tourists in your
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opinion is it just. i think it's very premature and i think it's potentially dangerous given the many new radiance we have across the globe the properties of which we don't even understand many of which threaten vaccine effective nest at this point in time we actually need to proceed really cautiously and really keep transmission as low as possible to prevent a virus adaptation while we do a lot of vaccines and make sure that the entire population are as much as possible as protected d.p. goodison have a clinical epidemiologist and also lecture at queen mary university of london or is get your thoughts here on out as they are at that's being with us to. well speaking of lockdowns on this pandemic germany's president has conceded that mistakes were made regarding coronavirus testing and vaccinations thousands rallied against covert 1000 measures and stood guard and in berlin president frank walter steinmeier says germany is now and during a crisis of trust for confusing restrictions and the government's response to this pandemic he urged people to pull together you've evolved i'm going to begin this
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your expectation for those in government is clear get it together let's all get together decomp atriums let's bring forth what we're made of we are not world champions in dealing with the pandemic but we're not a total failure either we are the republic of germany we don't a lot but we're capable of a lot and it's capability not doubt that counts now. on our lebannon has imposed a national lockdown until next tuesday to prevent a potential surge in curve in 1000 cases during this easter holiday some essential shops will stay open and restaurants will still be allowed to provide delivery services the country has now reported more than 474000 cases and over 6000 deaths since the beginning of this pandemic and now coronavirus restrictions could soon be tightened in some of india's biggest cities if the number of cases there rise daily
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new infections are at a 6 month high with a month long surge reaching a peak of around 80000 on monday india's richest state maharashtra accounted for more than half of those new infections with officials there warning that a lockdown may be necessary. well there's plenty more ahead still on this news hour including families grieve for the victims of friday's train crash in taiwan a prosecutor has read a construction site near the tunnel. and a changing climate to live in south korea and now the cherry blossom recording for the 2nd year running. and support the phoenix suns continue to shine in the n.b.a. the best of the action will be coming up here with our. at least 5 people have been killed in myanmar and the latest crackdown they own protesters but threats of violence and arrests have done little to deter
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demonstrators more than 2 months after the military coup what's. oh a wounded man with a serious head injury was 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 dragged the body away. that balance 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
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that the rule of law should be privileged we stand for the distribution of democracy in myanmar. we have urged to leave 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 armed groups are myanmar's borders through their support behind the anti 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 protest as they are working on the street. now she's unable to return home but determined in her support. for the situation because they told me that they were on the street and i'm also fighting my way on the understates now so i think that if they will not give that we will. and the
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funerals continue to this woman was shot in the head as 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 tony chiang al jazeera. officials say the death toll from friday's train crash could rise as they continue searching through the wreckage families of some of the 51 people who have died held a vigil at that size prosecutor says and arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck rolled onto the tracks front story reports . trim we may survived the carnage but lost her husband her
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son and her daughter. they were on their way to for the annual to sweeping day a traditional chinese festival she remembers hearing a loud bang just before the train and took the tunnel to tell me. it was like a living hell our carriage was mangled things had fallen off and piled on top of passengers 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 ago with the with the woodward 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 was rescued and later president trying when visited
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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 press conduct religious rites and grieve for those they've lost florence 0. somalia's military says it's pushed back an attack
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by al-shabaab faces a fight has targeted 2 army bases about 100 kilometers from the capital mogadishu and the government says most of the attackers were killed the armed group is also claiming victory and says it captured the bases and dozens of somali soldiers were killed in the fighting. well people are demonstrating in several of british cities against a bill that would give police more powers to break up protests that bill was drafted after the so-called extinction rebellion environment protests back in 2019 it would at least set time and noise limits on rallies even individual demonstrations activists say it's designed to suppress dissent existing law was under new scrutiny after police arrested several people at a recent vigil a magic woman pulled brennan joins me now from london where he's been following those protests and that's really been quite an impressive turnout today even with these groups coming together even though they have their own agendas. it's a very wide spectrum of
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a kaleidoscope of different campaign groups and perfectly honest with you i mean this rebellion. greenpeace u.k. as well as expressed its concerns about the these new laws so that the new law that's proposed that they used that we've seen a clown group there's another group over that is doing some kind of. type of class we've had music in speeches from the stage which is over my shoulder in the center of the parliament square but what unites them all is their concern about this mammoth piece of legislation the police and crime bill which is currently still in the lower house of parliament but is going to progress through because of the way it changes the rules in the laws around the way people can express their dissent in this country in england and wales specifically for example the police as you mentioned can put consents thoughts and and and limits on protest they can set noise limits as well the instigation for all of this was the extinction rebellion protests of 2019 which brought central london to an absolute standstill on the
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frustration of your horses and the police that they didn't have to move them along to open up these roads these affairs the people on the moving they had to protect the people but at the same time the people complaining now say that it's gone too far. the way an assault on freedom of speech on the human rights particularly at a time when there is already restrictions on movement because of the coronavirus. well as you say this bill is still making its way through parliament is any of this likely to have an impact on it at all especially given the stage of public opinion at the moment in the u.k. . well as to i mean of course boris johnson and his ruling conservative party have a pretty healthy majority in parliament in the lower house so unless he faces some kind of big rebellion from within his own member members of parliament then it's unlikely that any meaningful amendments will be forced upon it but i have to say
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that the labor party which is the liberal democrats and the opposition parties are not happy about it all and they will undoubtedly try to force amendments on this bill as it progresses through it's still a long way to go and a lot of debate but the government seems very minded to put it through in its current form because they can criticize the opposition parties that the come out against it because it's such a mammoth bill you see there are measures in it for example to extend prison sentences for serious crimes that's a measure that most people in this country would agree with other measures include reducing sentences for less serious crimes again that's a measure that most people in this country with agree with but tucking into that build up with bill things that would. restrict protest is not something that many people would agree with and it's that the fact that it's all on the want to have that many people are not happy about paul brennan there on the ground for us with those protesters in london thanks so much for. well
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a police officer in the united states has been killed and another injured when a man rammed his car into a barricade outside the capitol building in washington d.c. the attack that was shot and then died in hospital the area was immediately put into lockdown 3 months after congress was raided by donald trump supporters patty callahan our reports from washington d.c. . it's happened again. another attack on the u.s. capitol suspect. it's called into officers and then hit the north barricade barrier assets time the suspect exit the vehicle with a knife in hand the suspect is believed to be 25 year old no agree 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 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 ask that the public continue to keep u.s. 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 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. still ahead here on al-jazeera. has a new president well look at the major challenges he faces as he tries to unite a divided nation. putting your nguyen and. for the amount of. that amount of time. it is just. uncalled for a senior police officer gives his assessment of the force used against george. and in sports presenter magic start to the news in that conference series taking place in saudi arabia.
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we've got some subtle changes taking place in the weather across the middle east over the next couple days we have still got some clouds some rain a little bit of wintry weather there across northern parts of the region the bylaws here those temperatures are starting to notch up at long last so we're getting into the low twenty's there in damascus 22 celsius by rate 80 degrees to reflect a similar temperature here as well so wintry weather moving across took my system northern parts of afghanistan further south it is lousy drop but temperatures starting to fall away here in doha 29 so on in the week we're into the high thirty's so that is something of a chinese the winds have gone round to move in north westerly direction the wind setting in the a little cane as we go on into monday system lifted dust and sand to watch out for on the east as sada saudi arabia maybe also hitting concept the south it's dry and sunny in that sunshine stretching across the whole of africa you might see want to
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see showers just creeping their way into southern parts of somalia as we go through sunday southern areas of ethiopia as well and the showers of course stretching right up into the gulf of guinea they do run right across into northern parts of missouri. big northern areas of madagascar south of that it's fine in try so looking last he settled south africa. for. the long haul what do i overdosed. but my sister saved me. a lot of my life she shared with my family. the reality of addiction in the arab wild and the struggle for a cup for a. good cause just me and it's a drug. i'll just say oh well it goes inside a rehab clinic in the nile downtown. rehab egypt edge of addiction on al-jazeera a survivor of the genocide there are people who beg me to kill them to undersell
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for it but it wouldn't have been hard to do and he's dedicated his life to searching the woods for bones of the victims of the srebrenica massacre. holding them here is that all. you know hope of finally laying the past to rest and giving peace to the victims' families because if i could just find a finger i could bury him bone hunter on al-jazeera. when. the. you're. and again i missed your tender let's remind you about top stories here this hour millions across europe are set to mark easter sunday under a new coronavirus restrictions france begins its 3rd national lockdown on saturday
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and if we return to strict measures of a surge in cases there. at least 5 more people have been killed in myanmar and the latest military crackdown against and to protesters gunshots were heard in a number of cities as demonstrators again took to the streets. and people are also demonstrating in several u.k. cities against a bill that would give police more powers to break up protests that would at least set limits and on time and noise on rallies activists say it's designed to suppress dissent. now mohamad brazilian has been sworn in as the new president of new share its 1st transfer of power through the ballot box just days earlier security forces said they stopped an attempted military coup i'm going to just reports now from the capital now. after a decade in the shadows of his protests as a while but. this me just shift the critically elected president. that he
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was also a historic one for the country it marked with the 1st peaceful transition of power from one civilian government to another. the ceremony was overshadowed by a recent field coup and rising attacks by i'm groups along its borders. many here who he will use his experience as former head of both the 40 ministries result. or less security the most important is security people of new desperate for security 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 to civility 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 wednesday's
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failed coup but the president can count on global support judging from reactions on the failed cool over 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 buzz as he rose to give his 1st address as president but don't run. their criminals up 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 last january they've been carrying out massacres of innocent civilians on a large scale thereby committing war crimes terrorism is a misfortune for our country. i was produced as a mohammad isa for it was a moment to fulfilment offering democratical. for much of the country though the
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joy of this day will only be shed if mohamed does will be able to bring stability and development to the share of the trees. yami. the i. i. well it's been a dramatic week of testimony in the trial of a former u.s. placed off the charged with killing george floyd a senior police officer testified derrick sevens decision to nail on freud's neck was a totally unnecessary act of deadly force ok but it was only reports now from the opera. 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 a homicide detective he was called onto the scene in the aftermath of floyd's
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arrest and subsequent death to investigate in no uncertain terms he condemned show vns use of his knee choke hold on george floyd. for the. time. it is just. uncalled for. son 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 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 me there were 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
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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 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. the international criminal court has welcomed a u.s. decision to lift sanctions on some of its employees calling it a new phase and ties the trumpet ministration impose those restrictions on the i.c.c. chief prosecutor and another top official as the court began to investigate american troops for potential war crimes in afghanistan secretary of state antony blinken
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says washington still disagrees with that and with other investigations well steven rattner is a professor of law at the university of michigan he says this is 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 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 that 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.
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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 that 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 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. now egypt is moving some of its royal mummies to
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a new home the remains of 22 ancient one ox 18 kings and 4 queens are said to be transferred to cairo as recently inaugurated a national museum of egyptian civilization a so-called golden parade is set to get underway very soon in the next hour with film stars dances and sing is a scorching those will means the multi-million dollar pharaohs procession is expected to help resurrect egypt's tourism industry visitor numbers have promises off to the 2011 uprising and this corona virus pandemic. can speak to muhammad mastery he is an associate professor of media and cultural studies at the doha institute for graduate studies he joins us now here in doha mohammad i want to talk about the timing of this egypt's been really having a rough time of things and they are hoping that this will turn those around will. well i think you're right care to point to that sort of image problem i think part of this is really a move to try to help egypt's image both inside the country and internationally
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there have been a lot of disasters from certainly from the government's perspective and also from the perspective of the egyptian citizens there was a terrible train accident last week just the latest in a long line of of those accidents it was a building collapse a terrible fire and obviously we have the suez canal crisis and there have been recent damning human rights violations so this is an opportunity for the egyptian government to sort of present a different face to show that things are ok life is going on and even you know you're hearing gauging in something that that could help revive the economy and it's not surprising that the government is employing actors and actresses and other celebrities to repeat the slogans you know the government slogans that here must long to egypt and then waking the president with the ancient civilization the
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mother of the world you know the the mother of civilization and so on and so forth i'm curious about how this is being seen inside egypt i mean given the sensitive nature of these mummies for instance and the need to control how they moved they even read paved the road for this prayed i say how much has all of this cost egypt in a time of real scarcity that it faces. you know so i've been trying to follow the discussion on social media as much as i can and it certainly egypt's a very polarized society so unsurprisingly there's a lot of difference of opinion on this so there are some egyptians certainly who are saying well this is an opportunity for us to revive tourism and bring back some of the lost tourism revenue so this is something that's good for the economy and they're praising the government's efforts there are other people saying well this is just a lot of pomp and circumstance we're spending millions of dollars that we could perhaps be using in other in other ways and those those folks are quite angry and
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obviously there hasn't been a lot of transparency on the part of the government so this is just yet another instance where gyptian is are deeply divided. well we're also living through ok i will pandemic down egypt obviously really suffered is there consent that it and events with crowds of this size could even cause an uptick in infections that there precautions in place for today not enough. well that's a that's another that's another issue altogether egypt doesn't done a great deal with respect to the coronavirus for the most part life has gone on as you know per usual there haven't been the kind of shutdowns that we've seen in other societies egypt is not really testing for the most part of you look at the numbers for the coronavirus and yet there are lots of cases even documented cases despite the very low number of tests and obviously experts believe that the tests i mean the number of positive cases is much much higher mendo is indicated in the you
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know formally and you know the minister of health hasn't herself been a great example you know she's out attending events and crowded you know wedding party even so on and so forth where people aren't wearing masks so i don't know to what extent will have to see you know an app. i believe we've just lost mohammed from the institute for graduate studies but he was just talking about the suez canal issue and the last vessel stranded by the grounding of that container ship in the canal have now passed through that waterway more than $420.00 vessels were delayed when the $400.00 metre long ever given got stuck for nearly a week and blocked one of the world's most vital waterways holding billions of dollars a day in trade the ship was freed on monday with the help of boats of tug boats off the days of dredging now greece is accusing turkey of provocation by
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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 those allegations yet. well still ahead here on al jazeera atlanta is stripped of one of the biggest events in u.s. sports sorrow be here with all these details. when freedom of the press is under threat demonstrators and journalists are dealing with internet outages police intimidation and charges of said dish to shift the focus of covering the way the news this covered the listening posts on a. april on al-jazeera from a 3rd wave to the vaccine rollout we'll bring you the latest developments from around the world a year into the coronavirus pandemic $11.00 east gains rare behind the scenes
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accents into the secretive world the japanese soon. could president idriss deby secure a 6th time in power join us on april 11th for the charted action. to ward winning our choice returns stories of those striving to reduce or negative impact on the planet has president joe biden kept his campaign promises we'll have special coverage and in-depth analysis of his 1st $100.00 days in the oval office april ouches iraq. or. talk about now in northeast asia cherry blossoms blaming are
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a sure sign that spring has sprung this year is the earliest start to the season on record and scientists pointing at climate change well the broad reports now 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 and i don't know if when i was a high school student cherry blossoms were still blooming around the start of the
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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 and if areas in which subtropical fruits can be grown are expanding towards the
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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 changing climate that will bring more extreme weather come the summer months. but for now and appearing old the more beautiful given the fragility and transience of its existence the blossom is here to be cherished robot pride al-jazeera so well stephan is a professor at australian national university and he says there's at the blossoms useful as they may be come with a 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 their tradition of springtime arriving in eastern asia and so on when it gets remarkable that we can go back 1200
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years at least and see nothing close to the early arrival of the blossoms that we're starting to see now it's a very very good long term record that shows just how fast the karma is now shifting and of course this is a fairly innocuous and indeed a 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 force 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. well it is now time for sport and sorrow sports and politics meet yet again fafsa to correct well u.s.
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president joe biden says he supports major league baseball's decision to strip at lunch of the prestigious all star game it's a protest against a new voting or in the state of georgia and critics say the new measures signed off by a ga ga's republican governor limit access to the ballot box especially for people of color and the all-star game was written e.g. to take place on july 13th but baseball's bosses and now searching for a new venue well this move has put pressure on arguably georgia's most famous sporting event the masters golf tournament which starts on thursday that one civil rights group wants goals governing body to cancel events and is calling on plays to boycott it until the vote is repealed earlier we spoke to a sports broadcaster michael cosson. 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 till 976 that was really elder and the augusta national golf of didn't have any black
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members until 991 under pressure from the professional golfers they finally 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 golfers 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 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 column 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
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legislation restricting voting ability really really say stinks i would say of 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 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. homerun king broke babe ruth's record for the american braves was an executive producer of the bridge with a 'd detailed and very moving way and is proud to be some of the produce he pitched when he was a young player in the minor leagues in jacksonville florida where he was an
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executive with the braves or turner turner broadcasting so this will take that focus on henry aaron out of the city where he would have played and i think that's quite a big thing for major league baseball to do thinks is beijing winter olympics is another event facing boycott calls over china's human rights record spot there plowing ahead with a 10 day fake the skating test event we started on some today it's not the capsule into a stadium which is actually the volleyball voluble venue for 2008 summit lympics venue also staged competitions of short track speed skating. and take his counsel several test events for the an mpeg finish line creates a call of some of the legs of the torch relay in areas badly hit by coronavirus ponced it continues and on day 10 the same sense of the full price for facts are 10000 runners are transporting the torch to the opening ceremony on july 23rd. chelsea's unbeaten run under new coach thomas 2 harlem's come to an end in dramatic
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style they were thrashed 52 at home by west brom who was 2nd from bottom in the premier league jersey had a man sent off and there were 2 goals each for mateo's pereira and callum robinson it was a house 1st defeat is 15th game in charge. and some more footballers ac milan are slipped up in the race for the italian league title they were held to a 11 draw at home by a slam doria some really bad defending gifted the lead to a visiting team but some doria had a man sent off and milan were able to get a late equaliser jens petre how he with the goal line came very close to winning it in the 93rd minute frank cassie's shot deflected on to the post now 5 points behind their rivals and to milan who have had the chance to extend their lead when they play later. and over in spain athletic bilbao are about to play the 1st of 2 copper del rey finals in 2 weeks 1st they faced your dad in what is technically last
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year's final which was postponed because of the pandemic and then they'll take on barcelona in this year's edition. the move in the 1st a few months ago we won the super cup here so we have great memories of the stadium we feel good in training and everyone's excited to have the opportunity to win the cup of the so many years. you know sistar khana mcgregor's announce his next fight will be in july and will be a trilogy fight against american dustin where might mcgregor won their 1st encounter but lost the rematch in january for air of becoming the 1st man to knock him out no venue has been announced but it's likely to be in las vegas. on to the miami open tennis where there was an upset in the semifinals as potage player who boasts how to catch beat the favorite from russia live on account she actually lives in for just one in straight sets 63641 a lower ranks event earlier this year which is now thought is now 3 rather than his 1st ever lost his final and they will face teenager yannick cinna in the final on
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sunday the 19 year old italian be the 7th seed they're about to about just goods in his semifinal center is only the 4th teenagers to reach the final in miami following andre agassi. and novak djokovic. now knew that the trick. series is making use of you inside arabia in those very dramatic moments in qualifying to be trying to play. the oldest was german drive a car. in control of a car in the desert somehow though the 49 year old wasn't seriously injured of call from fighting songs. to the n.b.a. a huge win for the phoenix suns they made a false start against coma city thunder building a 30 point lead in the 1st quarter it's only happened 13 times in n.b.a. history and with that the suns never spike lee 142103 which is their 5th straight win and now 2nd in the western conference. so yes well for me for now will be
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more light thanks so much sarah all that is also it for me for this news that don't go away i'll be back in just a myth. from the al-jazeera london. to people in thoughtful conversation i got. when i was. 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 a multicultural society part 2. and it. unscripted
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