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be the hero of world news. washington. this is al jazeera. you're watching the news hour live from headquarters and i'm dating navigator coming up in the next 60 minutes floods and landslides triggered by 2 rental rain kill at least 95 people in indonesia and east timor. jordan's former crown prince says he will disobey army orders to not communicate to the outside world after being accused of a plot to destabilize the country 800000 coronavirus cases a day india records its highest rise in and faxon since the pandemic began
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a warning that a reservoir could collapse in a u.s. state unleashing a wall of waste water. sports scientists football team walk off the pitch in spain off to one of their places allegedly racially abused. hello welcome to the news hour heavy rains and strong winds is making it difficult for search teams to reach communities after flash floods and landslides in indonesia and east timor at least 95 people have been killed and dozens more are missing just a washington begins our coverage from jakarta. indonesia east nusa tenggara rescue efforts are underway after flash floods and landslides in this village police and soldiers trying to pull people to safety. in my village the water is higher than my
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head it has not yet subsided many say they loved ones still missing. adena in east flores was the worst hit a tropical low system is causing heavy rain strong winds and choppy seas in the area adding to the challenge of getting rescuers and essential to the island in west timor hundreds are in evacuation centers who might be coming in out the kidnapper not from us and finding my houses by the sea the water rose up and entered our house everything is ruined everything flooded so we took refuge here. authorities say many houses were damaged to double up and it was the summer we will continue recreation of the fact that people security forces are working together with volunteers after we identify victims people work with the help they didn't seek to come but you wonder. president joko widodo has urged people to be on a god. that money involved but. i ask people to follow the instructions of field
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offices stay alert for floods and landslides because of the high intensity of extreme rains indonesia's neighbor east timor was also badly hit and the disaster could have an impact on its efforts to fight cope with 19 like you said child flight as arrived in delhi at 1 o'clock delhi time today with the 1st 24009000 vaccines. just. at the challenge now will be how to roll out the vaccination with the damage to infrastructure as authorities in both countries work to get a sense of the scale of the destruction there feel is the environmental disaster will deepen an ongoing health crisis just to washington al-jazeera jakarta let's speak to bill all the rani who is a representative for unicef joining us from the capital dili thanks for joining us so a unicef chartered flight has arrived in the capital with the 1st vaccines but with this natural disaster now underway how big a setback is this for the vaccination campaign. well thank you for having me.
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well so far and what we're seeing is that we have more than 2000 households that have been impacted and 10000 people that have suffered from from the 21 casualties so far including 6 children. with the government together great. partners such as unicef has a national quote 19 vaccine deployment plan in place and so far you know what what we're doing in addition to providing services to those who've been impacted you know and so i think the men starting tomorrow and what the sector or directed needs assessment to get that unit in cities and that will give us a clear idea about the impact so far so far staying to our car get all. the government has maintained that day to start they can start and get daily and then spreading to different parts of the country what about the health system how
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with quit at this point to be able to deal with the vaccination drive. well you know since has lead into stablish meant a fortune system to store vaccines and also to transport court 19 vaccine. from one place to another place so the central warehouse which was initially damaged by these grants we were able to get it partners and the government do to fix it now we have a lot of backup generators in place as well and the plan is that we will you know that i'm going to stick in a lot of finished to make sure that the public 19 vaccination goes that goes ahead as planned including the development of for reasonable grouses in other parts of the next day which would have you know reach to that are the population as well so
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so far despite. the unfortunate challenge. flags and the landslides we still have mannish to have the capacity to administer the 1000 vaccines in addition we've also trained the health. officials that the national and the local level together with our partners. and so the capacity is there and the systems that then place and we're hopeful that we'll be able to go ahead with the plan there was a. shy and recent cases of coal they had 19 how vulnerable is the country remain to the coronavirus pandemic what's your assessment of it. you know unfortunately these sorts come at a time when the country was already as you mentioned struggling with the rise and fall of 1000 cases and that has definitely put
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a dent to our efforts. it's too early to say what we would be backed off the floods and record is testament will be able to give us a cleaner idea. but of course you know all of this has led to a lot of people trying to find shelters you know you. have these facilities that acquisition facilities are. women and children and it's really hard who you know. sort of meant to this social distance for example. because people are right now struggling you know to save their lives from from the flight so it's still yet to be seen you know what will be there and back but it may fortunately you know may need to increase in the cases but as i just said it's i didn't early to predict ok thank you so much been alderaan you for giving us
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that update from east timor thanks for having me. well jordan's former crown prince hamza has said in a newly released voice recording that he would disobey orders by the army to not communicate with the outside world after he was put under house arrest on sunday the jordanian government said it's courted what it calls a malicious plot to destabilize the country the hospital other of king abdullah says he's being punished for speaking out against corruption. the situation is a little bit difficult all the gods of left in the chief of staff threaten me on behalf of top agencies officials were recorded his words and send them to my family and. the country just in case something happened and now waiting for their action i'm not going to escalate but i will not abide myself by their orders to stay at home not to use to eat or not to be in contact with people and not to see my family but i've been told by the chief of staff is not acceptable under any circumstances
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so i'm still waiting for this matter to be sorted out but we have the toss of a name for us standing by in amman to talk us through the layers of elephants and tell us what this audio recording suggests. what this audio recording suggests is that what the government on sunday described as a conflict a familial conflict that would be resolved between king abdullah and his half brother prince hamza in a direct phone call is morphing into 2 camps and the division between the 2 camps those who supports king abdullah and the opposition and those who support what prince homs is saying what you hear in that phone call is defiance a little bit of fear and anger bear in mind that prince homs has been echoing the frustrations of the opposition here talking about alleged widespread corruption within the government talking about malfeasance and what he called incompetence by
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the government in terms of implementing what he's believes are failed economic policies what you're hearing from the government is that prince hum's and his associates conspired with foreign entities to destabilize jordan but we don't know what foreign entities the government is talking about as far as we know prince hamza has not been charged with anything and the government as of sunday was maintaining that he has not been placed under house arrest arrest so again this reporting at least on the part of prince hums a is a way to control the narrative share his side of the story and if there was any doubt already prince homs i was extremely popular in jordan viewed as pious modest forging tight relations with the tribes and really echoing the sentiments of the opposition here these recordings are only serving to make him even more popular among a segment of the population and so i wonder if you can just expand
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a little bit on what you just touched on and that is some of the anger that some people feel towards the government which has been simmering in jordan for a number of years why is that. absolutely the anger in jordan has been simmering since at least $28000.00 to be clear jordan has a very difficult economy it relies on foreign aid it has a palestinian and syrian refugee population it has been dealing with the terms of an international monetary fund about a $1300000000.00 loan that it's taken and in 2018 the king was forced to implement austerity measures that included raising the sales tax and the income tax and people here went crazy they went to the streets in protest for days they pushed out the prime minister saying we're barely scraping by and you're asking us to pay more in taxes think of the pandemic think of covert 19 basically as pouring or throwing
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a grenade on the economy which is already an inferno the restrictions that have been implemented by the government in an attempt to curb the pandemic have only served to anger the public so they're very upset about these restrictions which they believe are wiping out their livelihoods they're very upset about what they believe is widespread corruption and so this is the backdrop so here comes prince hamza who is this is the 1st time at least since king abdullah has taken the throne where you're hearing it from a member of the whale family expressing sort of simpatico sentiments to the opposition and critiquing the monarchy and what the opposition is saying is that this alleged plot that prince hands as being accused of participating in what it really is is part of a playbook implemented by the government to crush dissent even at the highest levels if it's coming from within the royal family analysts say that we do not expect they do not expect that we will hear further from king abdullah but as
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you're seeing for a 2nd day in a row we're hearing plenty from peretz ok natasha thank you so much for that update from amman or earlier i spoke to our don and he has a former deputy prime minister he's also the former foreign minister of jordan and he explained why the government is not disclosing much information about the situation. well i think more inclined to believe that majesty probably would look for an amicable solution and they will try to lay these fears of the jordanian people and their apprehensions at this particular time. to rest i believe that in the early days of this theory for a of events there will be of course. lots of speculation lots of guess making especially that the information which is being supplied when when the whole case is that the investigation is being meager and not sufficient to satisfy
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the anguish and the eagerness of people to know more well i believe that this particular time this is actually the question which is raising the curiosity of everybody if if the whole situation has been been monitored. then the only reason for not revealing sufficient information at this particular gentil is because they want to investigate more and they don't want to spill more information that may frustrate the investigation cause that but but i believe that in. some people probably may have been invoking and trying to destabilize and move people to the streets to protest protest the current unemployment and unocal of in 1000. picking up and so on and so in a way there is some frustration and the 1000000 is encouraging for frustration so
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they don't want this particular time for the bad usage of these circumstances to try to destabilize the country. on to more ahead on the including a recovery operations underway in bangladesh after a ferry and cargo ship. we'll look at how one community in the u.k. is struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic. a historic night for one of baseball's biggest stars nearly goes. well india is reporting its biggest daily surge in coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossing the 100000 mark for the 1st time the majority emerge in the state of maharashtra that's home to india's financial capital mumbai and even curfew is being tightened there on the lockdown will be enforced over the weekend 7
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other states are also reporting a steep rise hundreds of infections with virus variants from the u.k. south africa and brazil are being reported on the rise in infections has not stopped politicians however from gathering in large masculist crowds in election rallies like those the prime minister narendra modi has held multiple rallies ahead of the upcoming regional elections health experts are placing their hopes on the vaccination drive but the rollout has been slow only 76000000 indians have received at least one shot in a population of 1400000000 elizabeth has more from new delhi. day on day for the past 2 months they've gone from an average of around 10000 cases in early february to more than 100000 cases on sunday for the 1st time in the past year. recorded its highest number of 57 cases on sunday and along with
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a handful of state states accounted for most of the cases in the country the other states. and. now here in delhi the cases were full 1000 on sunday that's the highest since last year so promised in that in the board he held a meeting on sunday to review the situation and he said that the rise was due to what he called the shop decline and appropriate behavior like wearing masks and social distancing a pandemic and also what he called the lack of effective implementation of containment measures sending medical teams to maharashtra to assess why the situation has remained the worst in the country day of the past year he's also sending teams to the states of punjab and. just the death rate is so disproportionately high in those states now punjab has recorded has seen the highest number of cases of the u.k. variant of the corona virus but health officials in and in india maintain that the
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variance whether they are from the u.k. brazil south africa. and. india that those variants sponsible for the rise in cases they say it is because of people letting their guard down after the numbers sell as much as they did earlier this year. who's an infectious diseases expert and secretary general of organized medicine academic girl who's joining us from mumbai thank you so much for speaking to us and you are saying that the 2nd wave is stronger than the 1st so why do you say that and what are you basing that on. so i'm visiting mumbai. to look for a lot of star and financial capital of india and currently we are in the 2nd phase of the bank david where it is something every day. is turning we have notified almost of people to report a portion of the good descriptions from this team. and this has been for the last
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almost a what about month going on like that what we see today is. just a beings on who lives work i'm working it is a couple of weeks of happening to be ended or whatever but the way this has been my deploying the last 2 or weeks have been reported and that's what we see it is all good it why do you think that there has been such a dramatic surge in infections considering that india did go in 2 months off lockdown. lockdown is a not a solution to but we're decided to do security. bernard examines a set of white proto white would do a lot on his dog that probably services but it can get you out of their training. the bears are too young but dinner does so basically. and now what has been yours is part of our side the social impact on people but people don't listen otherwise
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so there isn't a lot of these up to somewhat effect going to be but it is not much so it's only some dollar supply barbacoa long don't people understand that this is very serious situation so if you say it not has been done not distance to the word and the hell yes that would put a gap between plus surge and 2nd search only if it is the longest gap we have seen anybody do or ok so what needs to be done then next on the the government in maharashtra as announcing an evening curfew and a lockdown yet another lockdown will be enforced over the weekends from what i understand you saying that's not enough so what would you like to see happen. so basically what we're looking at is a combination of m.t.v. and m.t.v. is not ever going to be done it is a music. and that is mostly barter so it probably religion you have nobody used to
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look at tiger and to what we have seen up all wrong. it must get almost nearly 100 percent that india is masking it only 40 percent i'd have thought they would not use the mosque probably did not get what most property so busking is most important to demand i don't make this a government. debt dragon but there is also the barter when you are diagnosed cases you have to get done and these vaccination that we were doing that once vaccines are going live well then we can begin to circumcise erection is dollars going to which is i believe well if it is going to be going to towards others if i don't it is not going to we're going to go to a 3rd which is happening and we'll leave we know you just got more of the m.t.v. then we get a good day to not be got to be otherwise we are going to have a major problem ok thank you so much for speaking to us from mumbai thank you and investigations underway in bangladesh after a ferry and cargo ship collided at least 27 bodies have been recovered so far and
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several more are believed to be missing police say the ferry was packed with people who were travelling ahead of new coronavirus restrictions alexy o'brien reports. on the banks of the sheet a luck sherida desperate families waited for news. that is the alice past their anger. on sunday look i'll go to the pentagon loved the ferry capsized last night but it's yet to be retrieved was there such a delay. the small ferry had been carrying about 50 people when it collided with a cargo vessel on sunday night police say it was dreadful most kilometers before it sank and the cargo vessel fled the scene the ferry was finally pulled from the water on monday 18 hours later rescuers say they were delayed by bad weather and have run one time i appeal to the prime minister with please let us get the
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bodies of my father and mother. in the hours that followed body after body was brought ashore including children. were found still inside the ferry said to be packed with people rushing to get back to their hometowns. the government had announced a week long lockdown to counter a spike in corona virus cases there were more than 7000 new infections reported on sunday the highest in a single day under the restrictions which are now in force all domestic travel services are suspended that seen a rush on buses ferries trains and flights hundreds die in ferry accidents every year in bangladesh blamed on badly maintained vessels poor safety standards and overcrowding witnesses report the capsized ferry was carrying too many people well thorazine though believe the cargo vessels crew was negligent and say they're
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looking into what happened but maybe here hold out little hope for answers. critics argue investigations are often promised but rarely followed through alexia brian al jazeera. and so darn a local medical group says at least 18 people have been killed and 54 others injured in tribal clashes and west are for the clashes began between members of the muscle that's an arab tribes on saturday and escalated on sunday and monday morning . the incident is the latest in the troubled region since the signing of a peace agreement late last year and the withdrawal of u.n. peacekeepers in egypt says a new round of talks with ethiopian sudan over a disputed dam on the nile is their last chance for an agreement the african union is mediating 3 days of negotiations in the democratic republic of congo ethiopia says the grand renaissance dam is crucial to its development but egypt and suits on
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the project will cause water shortages negotiations have failed to reach an agreement have a morgan is joining us from khartoum so him will this time around be any different . well so far it seems like there is no progress progress between the 3 parties between sudan if european egypt all 3 sides went into the meeting holding certain positions with sudan and egypt wanting to expand the mediators to include the united states the united nations and the european union that is something that if you are says it does not want to see happening it wants the african union alone to be the sole mediator in these negotiations over the ground if you renaissance them they say that they believe african solutions should be found to this african problem and that the african union would be best able to understand the necessity of the down 4 if you appeal which it says will help its population and will help lift its population out of poverty and benefits millions of its people now sudan is
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quite confident it says that this will impact more than half of its 40000000 population and egypt says it will affect about 90 percent of its over 100000000 population so egypt and sudan have been very insistent they've been saying that they want this mediation to expand but they also want to make sure that if he does not start the 2nd phase of filling which it says it will do by july without an agreement the biggest point of contention between the 3 sides is the issue of operating the dam how much water should be released annually how to define long term droughts which will impact downstream countries of sudan and egypt but what they really are concerned about is having a legally binding agreement they say that they want any agreement any deal that they reached between the 3 countries should be legally binding and that it should be something that if you are sticks to in the coming years as the dam is being operated and failed sounds like there are still a lot of sticking points that remain worth should we look out for next when it comes to the talks. well all sides are saying that this could be the final
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opportunity especially because the 2nd feeling that if you are says is bound to happen in the coming july will be about 3 times more than the previous filling the previous filling was about 4900000000 cubic meters this one is expected to be 13500000000 cubic meters and so the biggest concern is what happens next now all countries are saying that they don't want to they don't want to start a water war they don't want to fight over the resources of the nile between 3 countries because that would be devastating for all 3 countries but the biggest concern right now is how will they move forward if the african union does not find a path forward and if the united states and the united nations and the e.u. are not included in this what's happened so egypt is saying that they want to make sure that an international mediation would be able to bring a global perspective will be able to bridge the gap that has been widening between the 3 sides now sudan is saying that it's worried about the impact of its farmlands
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along the miles but it's also concerned about its electricity output as well from the hydroelectric dams should the ground or in a zones them be operated without a deal so what to look for is how they go on forward to bring more negotiated more mediators into this negotiations that have been happening for over a decade now and that is yet to reach a deal between the 3 sides ok i have a morgan thank you for that update from her to. check on the weather here is rob. the cause of the flooding in the landslides in eastern indonesia under these massive cloud is a developing tropical sarkar which is still producing heavy rain but it's moving away from eastern indonesia leaving a dr picture behind the on that is a scattering of wet weather big showers which worst recently showed themselves in print but i see it up through southern thailand including bangkok and then me and and there's a another rush developing in northern borneo but those are the 3 areas and you see that named storm just beside my head is it wanders through the water it will end up
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in western australia in a couple of days' time the flood risk from this thing this love you like off the coast of queensland is not as great as it was it could still produce some heavy showers in southern queensland and new south wales where of course a significant flooding a week or 2 ago but in the risk is that great to be answered and it's moving offshore these days of the water the weather in new zealand is looking lovely it's not quite as warm choose as has been the case on monday we dropped a few degrees but look at this wall to wall sunshine misleads a bit of a cold breeze coming through the south but this hardly a big surprise i'm about to get the on wednesday you'll be thinking will it ever end well course it will be. still ahead on the news hour malaysia's former prime minister begins an appeal against his conviction over a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal. disco faced i was hit by the bell refugees who fled violence in west africa recalled their harrowing
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journey is to a new life in the u.s. . and a rare defeat for the brooklyn nets action for me and be a coming up in sport itself. in the yugoslav wars of the ninety's crimes were committed by a bull's eyes. out as their world meets me at cocoa nuts a creation sob who went to jail for crimes he says he didn't commit. was he a guard in a concentration camp or was he simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. coke out ads trial and error on al-jazeera. the latest news judge need to see there would be no closure tundra justice is served as the identities of those
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behind the list of bombings are revealed with detailed coverage there's something else significant about this plot it represents an invisible dividing line between the wealthier and the poor from around the world the man who knelt on his neck in his friend the week in a minneapolis corporal with a quarter selecting jurors to decide if he should be convicted of murder. you're. hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour flash floods and landslides of children's 95 people in cities in neighboring east timor tarantula rain has destroyed roads and washed away homes and bridges rescue workers are struggling to
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reach remote areas jordan's prince hamza has said in a newly released voice recording that he would not obey orders by the army to stop communicating with the outside world after he was put under house arrest jordan's government says it's ordered a plot to destabilize the country. india has reported its highest number of snow covered 19 cases in a single day more than 100000 the majority emerge in the state of maharashtra some states have imposed new restrictions to stop the spread. in the u.k. people living in england will soon be able to get tested for corona virus twice a week the new kits which can give a result within 30 minutes will be offered for free at existing testing sites on pharmacies the move comes as prime minister boris johnson seeks to continue easing england's lockdown jonah halls joining us from london we expect to hear from the prime minister in the next few hours joe and what should we be looking out for what
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will he be saying. well looking ladies at that i would in a sort of face time looking situation last week people were out together in small groups doing was next week from april the 12th hospitality reopens to customers outdoors and later in may that may be some resumption of international travel and the government. trying to figure out how to keep up the momentum with this unlocking and do so safely specifically to avoid jeopardizing the huge success of the vaccine road so how do you get people back into venues large and small whether they're pubs or concert halls or sports stadia do you do that by operating a sort of covert passport system something that gives evidence of whether you've had a vaccine or or whether you've had a negative test or whether you've got covert antibodies the sort of thing that sends shivers up and down the spines of libertarian m.p.'s and civil liberties groups and the sort of thing that the government said it had no intention of doing
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well it seems and we'll hear more from mr johnson later that the government is intending something along those lines he'll talk about trials planned for a coded certificate of that type and along with that why did a widening of the testing regime with as you said 2 lateral flow tests offered to every person in england every week from friday to try and expand testing both of those initiatives though have already received advance criticism on the covert passport front from people who say look the moment you give away freedoms like that to the government it's very hard to get them back and on the testing front from those who say the government is still not doing enough to encourage and incentivize people to isolate if they receive a positive test and if people aren't isolating efficiently and in sufficient numbers then no amount of testing is going to help and you know we do expect the prime minister to confirm how international travel can resume as well.
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well i think you give an idea of how that's going to happen look travel is probably the biggest threat to the vaccine rollout now because of the fear of importing variants of the virus new mutations the virus specifically the south african variant so-called b 1351 it's known as with a higher resistance to available vaccines it's prevalent in europe in a number of countries in europe currently suffering through 3rd waves so there's worry about that the coverage road map says the travel route will resume no earlier than may the seventy's he may give some clue as to whether that is likely to hold and he'll outline a traffic light system whereby destinations will be grouped in green light like red light categories with differing levels of constraints quarantine constraints whether it's in a hotel or at home or no constraint just with testing and so on again scientists have already given their verdict on this they're very worried they say it's a potentially leaky system it won't necessarily hold the variance at bay there are too many exceptions and exemptions and not enough testing at the borders and they
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say it's got to be a hugely flexible system to be able to allow countries to be moved quickly to between those categories flexibility is not something we've seen an awful lot of during the pandemic so i think there's a real worry there ok john a whole thank you so much for that update from london poverty in the u.k. has had a record high the latest government data shows 4300000 people are living below the poverty line and that was before the current virus pandemic even began or charities are warning the situation is getting out of control anderson runs visited rotheram an english town that's been classed as one of the poorest in northern europe. steel manufacturing made rather of the devise of it now would go near to destroying hope in this town on the skyline looms the threat one company one decision without government money hundreds of jobs could go kovi it has already ripped into a weak local economy and you never have to look far to find
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a food bank susan bradley is dependent on food aid she's a volunteer here because she's so grateful for the help she has a job but she's laid off with the government providing 80 percent of her pay that's not enough though to support her family. just you just for performing a you know. as a parent off off off off off trouble many a times before we're in a in a situation lot will swear off of not even in the kitchen cupboard the fridge just to mock. me denise leslie is in charge she's a counsellor with the local authority devoting most of his spare time to running this service i never thought that would have come back to a lack of $985.00 minus 5 until round to see it was and we all had a good cry. and you genuinely. you know it's funny i've
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done this for 30 years and i think you've got to really understand trees like tribe nothing and that feeling is shared by more and more people as cope it takes jobs as well as lives and alongside poverty the coronavirus has shown inequality in health as well rotheram has one of the highest death rates from covert in the whole of the u.k. one of the reasons for this is rather and has been a factor in industries working from home isn't an option this firm like many others has been hit by coded despite strict procedures i'm relying on these guys to tell me feel fair enough to be able to work but how many of them would go home and earn nothing. and if the choice was i don't tell you about it i still get away. say at the food bank susan bradley heads home with a week's worth of groceries she's always worked for a living and never thought she'd be reliant on charity to get by andrew simmons
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al-jazeera rather. in the us the trial of derek chauvinists set to resume for a 2nd week of witness testimony chauvinism former police officer charged with murdering george floyd this past week saw testimony from minneapolis is longest serving police officer who told the court that the level of force used on floyd was completely unjustified we also heard from floyd's girlfriend who spoke about his problems with drug addiction. the former malaysian prime minister najib razak is in court trying to get his conviction on corruption charges overturned he was sentenced to 12 years in prison last year and fined $50000000.00 and a case involving state investment fund one m. d. b. and c. it was found guilty of a criminal breach of trust abuse of power and money laundering florence the airports from kuala lumpur. for malaysian prime minister not to present arrives in court for his appeal hearing last july he was found guilty of illegally receiving
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about $10000000.00 from s.r.c. international which was linked to the state owned interest meant fund one and. the amount in this appeal is small compared to the $1000000000.00 prosecutors say he's received from the funds not he's been convicted on 7 charges and still faces $35.00 more has denied all wrongdoings taking his lawyers will argue that number one he did not end up on that those money coming in and number 2 they were coming in. the amounts of money would be political contribution last yet not just said under oath just before he was sentence he wasn't aware the money in his accounts had come from s. r c international his lawyer. he had been misled by a fugitive financier low take joe into believing that money was part of a donation from the saudi royal family. the trial judge had dismissed the defense
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document describing it as far fetched the one m.t.b. financial scandal played a major role in bringing down party and its coalition in a general election in 2018 investigators say more than 4 and a half $1000000000.00 was stolen from one and if he loses this appeal not just still has a final chance to challenge the conviction at malaysia's top court. al-jazeera. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is legal and political troubles are playing outside maltais knisley his corruption trials resumed with the prosecutors accusing him of trading in favors while in office and that's anyone who denies the allegations of bribery a breach of trust and fraud at the same time the israeli president driven rivlin is consulting with political parties about who he should choose to form a government after last month's inconclusive election the trial was a major issue in the votes turkey has arrested 10 retired navy admirals after they
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spoke out against the government would stay say could jeopardize an international treaty the group authored a letter signed by a 100 former top naval officers they say a project to build a $9000000000.00 can all on the edge of istanbul could undermine the treaty governing the use of turkey's waterways but the government says the istanbul canal will ship in traffic on the busy bosphorus straits ankara says the letter undermines the country's security and comes close to evoking a coup restore sars or has more from istanbul. the crux of the story is the declaration of this former admirals origen the government to preserve preserve the montreaux $330.00 but the government should reject that there is no such a palantir to somehow would walk the the convention so simply the government's reaction what's making it so much disruptive for the government is the long history of the coups in the country coupled with the military's meddling into
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the politics just remember that turkey has witnessed and experienced 4 coups and the recent one was in 2016 that cost more than $250.00 lives so the government is very much sensitive about it the nation has a bitter memories of the coups in this country an army taking over the civilian the civilian politics just one day before the liberation of the former admirals more than $100.00 foreign ambassadors also declared a declaration and the government preferred to ignore this now the government is tying this declaration of the former admirals as a another coup desire of the former admirals and trying to influence over the country and threaten the security and the constitutional order of the country but the main opposition party c.h.p. in turkey says that the government's reaction is a coup parent and actually c.h.p. his deputy chair has just congratulated the former soldiers and
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for their part your take statement. a leak at a waste water reservoir is causing concern that a wall of water could overwhelm hundreds of homes in the u.s. state of florida the water contains hazardous waste from an old fertilizer factory how to contain the parts. it's the one question thousands of people in the u.s. state of florida are asking will this spill turn into a giant flood we're talking about the potential of about 600000000 gallons within a matter of seconds and minutes leaving that written hul and going around the surrounding areas the danger one pond collapses and the other 2 near it also breach the potential of 3700000000 liters of water running into hundreds of homes nearby the concern is that could lead to a nearly 7 meter tall wall of water barreling down still not everyone nearby has
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chosen to leave even with the hurricanes and everything and we didn't evacuate but one concern has been alleviated initial reports said the water was radioactive officials now say it's not but to be clear the water being discharged to port manatee is not radio active and is primarily salt water from the port manatee dredge project mixed with legacy process water and storm water runoff but some of the water is a by product of processing phosphate or into fertilizer and it contains nitrogen and ammonia and that could be a problem if too much pumped into nearby water since i retired from the fire department i'm now i'm a full time commercial fisherman and crab are and of all of this water is pumped in or leaked into the bay it could be catastrophic to the entire fishery and could in essence put us out of business state officials insist the water it's really seen is safe but that the bigger concern is a potential flash flood they're hoping that by pumping out more than
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a 1000000000 liters a day they are slowly averting a much bigger crisis to calling out 0. hundreds of families arrive at the us mexico border every day to escape violence in their own countries most are from central america but some make the perilous journey from as far away as west africa to refugees who were recently granted asylum in the u.s. to share their stories with heidi jo castro. the road clinton album danny took to spend a carefree day playing football with friends in maryland has been remarkable the 24 year old's journey began a year and a half ago when he stepped outside his cameroon home to make a phone call assad stepped out to talk to them on fortunately. the military met me outside. it was the height of cameron's crackdown on anti-government protesters and though a new ghani says he wasn't protesting he was taken to jail where he was tortured
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for 2 weeks discard phase i was hit by like about. so he might. be one of my teeth i was hit by gone he says he thought he'd be killed but he managed to escape when gunmen attacked his transport vehicle the way the ones we cut the rope off me and i begged him for my life and then lead me to go he ran with his personal savings and what money his family could spare as far and as quickly as he could 1st to nigeria where he hopped a flight to ecuador the country cameroonians can land without a visa from there a guide sent him toward north through colombia panama coastal rica nicaragua honduras guatemala finally reaching mexico's border with the united states he
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says along the way he was harassed by police robbed in the jungle where a friend documented their exhaustion. and past a corpse of someone who had gone before him i just took it as a challenge to myself because i was struggling and i had nowhere to go so i was just like let me just give it a try. this woman completed a similar journey she asked us to hide her identity because her children are still in cameroon and they face danger and they've all got to try to feel good by my treatment. she says she was also arrested and tortured by cameron's military a bribe got her released but not her safety she also fled arriving at the u.s. border after harrowing months on the run it was trauma posting i don't live that they're shown in my country i ran away way into the horrific pinay to come here and with her and that they're shown again 5 months of us immigration detention followed
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gandhi was detained for 2 months both recently won their cases for us asylum becoming the rare exceptions of the thousands who are denied these are our people who had to flee who made a very difficult choice because it was a life or death situation and what they need is welcome they need community both say they're adapting to life in the united states they look forward to family reunions and continuing their studies i can start my life all over the u.s. safety and a fresh start in a new country heidi jo castro al-jazeera maryland. still ahead on the news hour i'm jumping for joy at the young star from thailand who has just become the 1st major goals champion of the here.
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i'm going tough for the prisons here sara thank you serene small the japanese city of asako has now formally asked for its leg of the olympic torch relay to be cancelled and that's because of the spike in coronavirus cases now the relay which involves 10000 runners is seen as the 1st major test of tokyo's 20 twentieth's ability to hold a large event on the street coated 19 rules all road side fans need to wear masks and also out to chits prevent spreading the virus which was due to reach a socket in mid april but the route will now need changing for the game start on july 23rd. and in football this year walked off the pitch during the spanish league
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match against caddies after one of their players are legendary racially abused and they claim they were forced to pay on by match officials who threatened punishment they even cites has this report. this was the moment the valencia's mocked the aca b. reacted to what he claims was racist abuse from an opponent the french defender furious with what has been described as a very ugly insult by the kid is player one carla jacobi reported the incident to the referee who showed to be yellow card for unsportsmanlike conduct the valencia captain decided to take his players off the pitch in protest and the game was stopped but the team then said they were threatened by officials that they would have to forfeit the match and maybe lose extra points they agreed to play on after discussing it with the activity who himself was not in the right state of mind to continue he was substituted and watched from the stands as his team went on to lose the game to one where you know. i was very far away but i saw dia car being very
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upset about something he told us that he was subjected to a racist insult and that's why we decided to walk off the pitch it is regrettable least things still happen in football and we need to stop it when. we went to the locker room but we were informed that if we did not return to the pitch we would be sanctioned we spoke with diac could be and he told us he was not ok to play but he said he understood us playing to avoid any punishment. could be is said to be devastated by what has happened when carla deny saying anything racist and his coach believes him he does say they have complete confidence in their squad members but anyone found guilty of racism must be punished whether part of their team or not palencia said it was a sad day for football and how the incident is fully investigated they did stokes al-jazeera. well at the top of the league game on in the title race with leaders at let's go madrid losing
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a way severe defender marcus o'connor scored the only goal with 20 minutes to go to give severe the win outlets could remain 3 points ahead of real madrid but no longer have a game in hand and in england's ranch the united force from a goal down to beat brighton marcus rushford scored the equaliser and it was mason greenwood who got the winner with 7 minutes left the win lose united up to 2nd in the premier league but still 14 points behind manchester city. and to go from jordan speed is one his 1st tournament since the 2017 open championship the american won the texas open by sea shots in san antonio which is pretty impressive when you consider that just 2 months ago he was about to fall out of the world's top 100 now his resurgence has come at a good time with the 1st major of the season the masters set to start in 3 days' time speed won the masters also in 2015 when it hits me that you know back in the winner's circle it's just been you know it's been a it's been
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a road that. a lot of tough days. i've had people in my corner the i've always believed in me and. even when you know i've kind of believed less than myself so. i just feel a lot of gratitude and the women's golf tour has its 1st major champion of the year tyler's party tougher to knock it to one the n a inspiration by 2 shots in california she was the best amateur player of this event in 2019 and has now won the main prize is her 1st ever title on the l.p.g. . it's a dream come true every time i play here at that i really remember exactly i was on the screen. receiving my low in lawyer award and. i saw they were jumping and i actually took this and then the couch and it was one day. on the jump she was talking about there was the traditional women's jump into puppies pond at the 18th hole she took the plunge or they can see then dried off in
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a rope to collect a trophy and prize money of $465000.00. now into baseball and then the vengeful game for jeff and. tawny the los angeles angels player became the 1st pictures of us 2nd in a game since 1903 and he didn't disappoint smashing a 137 meter home run from the very 1st pool the face against the chicago white sox and tony impressed on the mound as well striking out 7 reaching 160 kilometers an hour 9 times it nearly went very wrong for him when he was involved in a freak collision as you can see there the home plate was a bra you crashed into his legs and it looked like it could be a serious injury but thankfully the time he got up and now says he feels fine now the angels won the game 74 and on to the n.b.a. in a rare defeat for the brooklyn nets they were about their biggest star james harden against the chicago bulls and it showed that to live in schools $25.00 points is
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the bull's not the 6 game losing streak to the philadelphia $76.00 is now replace the nets at the top of the eastern conference. and in college basketball fans that have won the women's n.c.a.a. championship they bigots are resign or in the final by a single point without resign and missing a shots when it right at the buzzer is stanford's 3rd national title but their 1st since 1992. now in florida opponents heard about her catches won his 2nd title of the the miami open he was up against his occasional doubles partner yannick center in the final the 19 year old with a 65 bottom 7 for the 1st set broke him and went on to take it on a tie break even won the 2nd set 6 for becoming the 1st post player to win a masters title well that's it for me thank you for back in just a moment right after the break good morning news on al jazeera.
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april on al-jazeera the microcode wave to go back scene roll out we'll bring you the latest developments from around the world a year into the corona virus pandemic one on one east skeins rare behind the scenes accents into the secretive world of japanese tsunami. good president either this day be secure a 6th time in power join us on april 11th for the charted action. to ward winning our choice returns stories of the 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 on al-jazeera. talk to i'll just. tell me what the government you represent is now illegitimate and we listen we did not sell the
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fence material any country the conflict in yemen we meet with the global news makers and talk about the stories that matter on. the athletes a larger than life but the world of sumo wrestling is shrouded in secrecy when nice gets rare access inside a sport where thanks should tradition meets modern scandal on al-jazeera for duran meters and lima families the pain is unbearable 4 of their relatives were killed last week during a military operation ordered by the vinous when government security forces accused them of being part of a colombian rebel group and said they died in combat. the neighbors and family members insist they were innocent taken from their homes and executed under pressure of business well as the defense minister vladimir by bremer said the armed forces were open to defend the country from the regular groups but added that human
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rights needed to be respected and that the events at the border would be investigated. floods and landslides triggered by to rensil rain kill at least 1000 feet 5 people in indonesia and east timor. to watch an al-jazeera light from a headquarters in delphi i'm dead now because also coming up with jordan's former crown prince says he will disobey army orders to not communicate with the outside world after being accused of a plot to destabilize the country.

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