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next 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. experts are calling it unprecedented a us police chief testifies against the officer accused of killing george floyd and says he violated policy. it is my firm belief that the one singular incident we will be judged forever on your use of force. the whole romany watching all jews are alive my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next 30 minutes jordan's royal court says the prince at the center of what's
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been called a malicious coup is now pledging loyalty to the king. also more than 190000000 indians head to the polls for state assembly elections the ruling be j.p. hopes to make a mark after a turbulent year. and mozambique's army says the town of parma is now saying that the 2 weeks after it was seized by an all group. welcome to the program in a move a us police chief has testified that the officer accused of murdering george floyd broke rules on respecting the sanctity of life he says derek chauvin acted in a way that was against police training by kneeling on mr floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes on the streets of minneapolis alan fischer has more on the trial.
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an important cultural moment when a police chief took the stand to testify against one of his former officers but data out of the alleged crime george floyd committed passing a fake $20.00 bill did not merit the initial response of guns drawn and the force used to restrain him was unnecessary once there was no longer any resistance and clearly when mr floyd was no longer responsive and even motionless to continue to apply that level of force. to a person. preowned out handcuffed behind their back. that that in no way shape or form is anything that. is by policy is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics are values the police chief also told the jury the officers on the scene that day in may last year
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i did obligation and the training to provide basic medical treatment to their prisoner we have a duty of care and so when someone is in our custody. regardless if they're a suspect we have a obligation to make sure that we provide for their care this was a significant moment critics have often complained about the so-called blue wall police officers refusing to give evidence against one another this was a mighty big crack in the wall chief out and gone to the man who fired derrick show in the day after george floyd died an important witness for the prosecution earlier the court heard from the doctor who pronounced george floyd dead dr bradford lagan felt tried for 30 minutes to revive him to save his life he said he believed what happened at the scene could have been responsible was your leading theory then for the cause of floyd's cardiac arrest oxygen oxygen to. that was
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one of the more likely possibilities i thought that at the time based on the information i had it was. more likely than the other possibilities and doctors there are another name for death by oxygen deficiency. a fix here is commonly understood. under cross-examination the doctor agreed that the use of drugs might also cause significant problems leading to speak it's expected the 7 will spend a lot of time considering expert medical testimony a part that may be key to the prosecution case alan fischer al-jazeera at the show in trial in minneapolis. to be hones as a legal analyst and former prosecutor felicity of baltimore she says the police chief's testimony is a key moment in the trial so far so it was very interesting to have the police chief testify because of what was heard earlier it's very rare that
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a police chief will testify against officers in his own department and what he did was he actually bolstered what lieutenant zimmerman had testified to earlier not once a day and that was the unreasonable use of force and mr floyd but i think that what the chief did is he painted the picture of what the police force should be about and that's what this case is about what should be done that would often happened and so he stated that the police officers they have a duty of care to the suspect that they are breath and that duty is to printer where aid is necessary so it was also a broken there were showing didn't even give believe the least bit of concern and wanted and things i think the officer also did is that the cheap did scuse me as he talked about the sanctity of life and that's not important because that's what is in contrast the webber thing that they're showing showed no we guard for human life with respect to the arabs show them but most importantly we're seeing the officer
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the chief's q thank you card and officer he is the chief of police for the minneapolis police department to say that there was clearly and reasonable use of where there's no other way to misusing the word that mr flint was not resisting arrest in any way shape or form and that he should not have been pinned down for the length of time that he was pinned down. jordan's royal court says prince holmes i've been the same has signed a letter pledging his allegiance to the king the government has accused the former crown prince of trying to destabilize the country as natasha going to report from the company among the 2 day royal drama began and apparently ended with the marginalized but popular prince hamza still at center stage on monday evening king abdullah dispatched his uncle to intervene. a short time later prince hamza signed a letter saying we must all stand behind the king in his efforts to protect jordan
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there was no mention of the investigation announced the day before the government had accused prince hamza of plotting with foreign entities to destabilize jordan while bassem of the surveillance incepted movements including communication with foreign sides on a so-called 0 hour to trigger measures i am that undermining else debility at the prince has denied the allegations he said highlighting worries of government corruption and failed economic policies was the real reason he was warned to stay silent the turmoil within the royal ranks 1st came to light early sunday morning with a leaked video message recorded from inside prince hamza's palace he said he was under house arrest with no security detail and no internet on monday he released an audio recording saying the chief of staff was threatening him and telling him to keep quiet. i am not going to escalate but i will not by myself by their
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warders to stay at home and not to use my tweets or to be in contacts with people and not to see my family but have been told by the chief of staff is not acceptable under any circumstances print sounds as audio recording was shared widely on social media many jordanians are feeling angry and frustrated over the deteriorating economy last month there were protests and dozens were arrested but dissent within the royal family revealed in real time was a new phenomenon but does that give me any. jap and i was surprised as everyone else with this disturbing university the news really cool spying to every one of them we wish the prosperity and progress the joy of it all and for the issues to be resolved as the king called full within the royal family. the dispute. brothers may have at least for now but concerns about a deepening divide and jordanians economic plight won't be resolved so swiftly the
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talks are going to 00. home the biggest state assembly elections that are being seen as a measure of support for the party of prime minister after a year of protests across the country this is the very latest from throne of joining me now from india's capital so. this particular 30. or so we have people in 4 states the 4 states of west bengal cattle and from a lot of the union territory all put the cherry going to the polls today there are nearly 200000000 eligible voters which is why the polling has been taking place in many phases and some of these regions it's day 3 of voting or phase 3 of voting in the last a day and there are 8 phases of voting in west bengal but it is the one and only day of war saying in the south that's uncatalogued on the nod and for the cherry
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and all of these regions are outside the. traditional base the hindi speaking northern and central india all of the in the heartland as it's known and these elections are seen as crucial for the b j p to try and get a foothold in the north east in the east and also in the self the beating he has put everything into these elections especially in the state of west bengal where it's never been in power it's also never been in power in kerala now it's out of those regions it's only in power and it is expected to be reelected in west bengal it is facing a huge challenge that's up against the ban in ji she has been in power in west bengal for 10 years she is one of the most popular and powerful leaders of the state. ever had she's also one of prime minister that in the morning is most vocal critics and the election campaign there i would say has been the most noteworthy of
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all of the regions which are going to the polls and that's because it's been mobbed by violence by rival groups physically attacking each other setting vehicles on fire chief minister a month about and she has been campaigning from her wheelchair for the past 3 weeks after she said she was attacked by an unknown group of people and that has really set the tone for the fight in west bengal and of course it is barely 2 years since we saw the general election which was also hard for really campaign wise so how much of this is really a litmus test on prime minister modi in terms of the issues that he's really pushed forward which are the citizenship bill he's had to deal with the farmers and of course what the globe has actually experienced a covert infections and how to deal with it. so elections in india really interesting this something of a contradiction because this government led by prime minister not in the more he has won the last general election by
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a landslide but it doesn't do as well in state elections at all this time around where it's different is as you mentioned the citizenship role that was a national issue but it's also coinciding with this as a state issue most notably in the state of the protests against the citizenship will began for a completely different reason to why we still protest elsewhere in the country and that is because people in are some who are an ethnic minority in india don't want any persecuted minorities from neighboring countries being given citizenship and dhea regardless of their religion now the b j p has avoided talking about that issue and it's instead focused on its infrastructure projects of the stage but the main opposition congress party has seized on that is promising to revoke the nor its teamed with a muslim party to avoid splitting the opposition vote and interestingly muslims are a very key group in this election because while they make up 14 percent of india's 1380000 people they account for at least 30 percent of the population and 3 states
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going to the polls today at least 30 percent in asan and west bengal and in the b.g.p. government has tried to galvanize support especially in the states of us on the west bengal by promising to deport hundreds of thousands of on the day she muslims who fled to neighboring west bengal and so yes all the elections in the test but this time it's going to be really important to see how muslims vote and that's going to have a huge impact on the result and the hindu nationalists to be j.p.s. policies and they hold over the country. with this once those results could be a few weeks time for the very rich elizabeth thank you. well still ahead here on al-jazeera coroutines free travel is back on the horizon between australia and new zealand we'll have the details and the u.s. president faces a tough sell on taxes as he tries to offset the cost of his massive infrastructure
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plan those stories after the break. for. now residents of the gulf states will have noticed quite a strong winter the last 2 days is the traditional show mild it will last well into tuesday and probably wednesday otherwise the winds aren't overly strong the suddenly being induced over saudi arabia and this brown here is the likelihood of light dust or sand being taken away into jordan beyond that the picture is relatively free of cloud or showers and that includes most of turkey although western turkey in the aegean does see windy occasionally sherry weather now that breezes died down quite a lot by the end of wednesday the temps are still hovering around the 30 mark and we've got something in the still developing iraq i think sandstorms a possibility even in baghdad by the end of thursday but the wind further south is
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different in doha more as a steady 30 but bout time we get to the end of the coming weekend the southeast has been picked up then they die out and becomes quite a humid spell probably a short lived one but 34 by day 23 overnight through the seasonal rains to the other hemisphere and the opposite season it's still raining occasionally durban could well pick up a pretty wet spell those showers move to the eastern side of south africa but mostly this is a dry and relatively warm picture this time of the year to be expected i've enjoyed . on counting the cost of the billionaires the bank is finally. had enough of brazil's president green bonds how the world plans to reduce carbon emissions and turn vast tracts of land back to nature past europe's rush for battery technology. counting the cost on al-jazeera. the usa is always of in fact the people all right
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the world people pay attention to walk on here now does it is very good at bringing the news to the world from here. on the back you're watching al-jazeera with me said the robin a reminder of our top news stories a us police chief has testified against one of his former officers who is accused of murdering george floyd he told the jury in minneapolis that derek jovan broke rules on respecting the sanctity of life. jordan's royal court says prince holmes i've been hussein has signed a letter pledging his allegiance to the king jordan's government to accuse the former crum prince of trying to destabilize the country. and voting is underway on
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the biggest day of india's state assembly elections having seen as a measure of support for the party of prime minister narendra modi after a turbulent year more than 190000000 indians are expected to vote. high level talks about reviving the 2015 nuclear deal will begin in austria in the coming hours representatives from the u.s. china germany russia the u.k. france and iran the gathering in vienna the u.s. and iranian officials are not planning to meet directly the biden ministration wants to revive the deal which collapsed after former president donald trump with true u.s. supports. u.s. president joe biden is also looking to forge ahead with the country's 1st big tax increase in nearly 3 decades but the corporate tax overhaul is facing stiff opposition from republicans in congress physical haid as the latest. america has a well known infrastructure problem failing bridges potholed roads and is far
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behind much of the world in high speed rail the by administration wants to spend 2 trillion dollars to fix that along with other programs for clear drinking water high speed internet and affordable housing a popular move but the hard part paying for it is a big part of president biden's proposal raising taxes on corporations but critics have been saying since he 1st mentioned it that will hurt the economy a lesson here cottam in age right now is a big whopping talking grease on all the productive sector and. our economy biden is pushing back. for. the record our. record. that. we have. one. more break. for.
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3 years. according to one think tank just last year 55 of the nation's largest companies paid no federal income tax big names like nike and fed ex they can do that because of congressionally approved tax deductions for things like research and depreciation of assets this new proposal would try to undo one of the signature bills from the trump administration in 2016 the corporate tax rate in the u.s. was 35 percent but president donald trump's tax cut pushed that down to 21 percent now the biden ministration would like to raise it to 28 percent and his treasury secretary made clear she would like much of the world to follow suit we're working with g. 20 nations to agree to a global minimum corporate tax rate they can stop the race to the bottom of. a tough sell at home and abroad but one the president will need to win if he wants to keep the promises he made in his campaign to build back better pedicle hain
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al-jazeera washington. he zealand and australia have agreed c. creates a quarantine free travel bubble from the 19th of april people will be able to travel freely between the 2 countries australia new zealand have been praised for quickly controlling outbreaks with strict measures. so let's bring in james jaime's a professor of tourism at the university of a target he joins us by via skype from the needle in new zealand good to have you with us on the program professor this will of course be a great relief to many millions who travel between these 2 countries but important really for the travel and tourism business as a whole. that's absolutely right yes the prime minister's announcement just over an hour ago that will have come as
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a great relief to the tourism and hospitality industry in this country but it will also be very welcome news for those families who want to be reunited with their family members and friends in our neighboring country across the tasman and of course how much money has been lost in the industry over over the lockdowns and over you might say the isolation that both new zealand and australia has felt over this what 15 months it's been of a crippling time for the tourism industry. international arrivals into new zealanders as a $18.00 to $20000000000.00 a year industry it's very important to the new zealand economy our biggest international market is a straight. one and a half 1000000 visitors a year quite a high spending visitor market so from a tourism and hospitality point of view this is a lifeline really the industry has been crippled by co bit by the unprecedented
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border closures and this will be a lifeline to tourism in terms of the bubble working how do you think it is going to work was it a precautions do you think need to be well continually in place to make sure there are no upsets. absolutely great question the government has taken a very cautious approach to this there are calls for the trans tasman bubble so you have been opened some time ago the government has defended its work and preparing for this moment there's a lot of thought and planning bits and put in place obviously both the strategy and new zealand have to respect and trust their respective approaches to keeping their borders. free of code it. is really a world leading effort so you maintain a quarantine free open international border while maintaining a strategy of keeping the country completely free of coded and some principles of
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underpins versts that will be implemented and i hope will give confidence to the respective tourism industries but also to the residents of both countries who may be a little bit nervous about the perhaps slightly elevated risks associated with opening the border indeed and that really brings me to the fact that you know would we say that it's fair that there's still concern out there that these sort of travel bubbles are not really a green light to act and behave is normal because. there are there is the possibility of outbreaks and it evidently this is now the new norm for the global community. this is the new normal and you're absolutely right it is not the old normal and the prime minister has been at great pains to explain that this will not be a return to normal international travel as we knew it prior to the pandemic there are principles that underpinning this travel bubble are the founding principle is fly
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be where status air travel status between the countries may change very quickly if they're at breaks that need to be managed the status of air travel will change the government has announced a track that traffic light system grain orange and red continue cause suspend and travelers will need to be aware of those principles and those guidelines before making bookings to travel professor and that's a great deal of debate at the moment about vaccine passports where hearing that conversation now a lot more whether it be in the u.s. the u.k. over in asia pacific do you have an opinion on that about how you think vaccine passports could or should work. it's a challenging one obviously for reasons of equity and fairness there have been debates in this country around access to banks and nation. and the government has
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and place a priority arrangement for backs and nation there have been some debates around so-called queue jumping arm the reality is that vaccination is necessary to make international travel as safe as possible as i mentioned new zealand will continue to manage its borders very very strictly but it's a very open question as to as to how banks aids will roll out and whether bax a nation will be required perhaps for airline bookings for access to travel across borders that's something that we're going to have to watch very closely and we will i'm sure look about social for more analysis for the moment to james hunt thanks so much for joining us from geneva my pleasure now the philippines is struggling to cope with a dramatic surge in cases the capital the nearby provinces have been placed under
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the highest level of restrictions tamil and small from manila. dr greece but delia is the medical director of wind of the leading public hospitals in manila she says health workers across the country have been overwhelmed by the pandemic but today at least there are some signs of progress it's the 2nd day of public inoculations against 19 and she says this is what gives those working on the front line some hope this vaccination is the solution for this disease so there's no other way to fight with 9000000000 but little box in a vaccination is the solution for the nation at this hospital at least 1300 medical workers are receiving their 2nd dose of vaccine people here tell us they have to line up for hours but it's something that they don't mind they say because in a country with more than
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a $100000000.00 people they tell us they feel grateful to be inoculated now the government is facing delays in its national inoculation drive due to limited supplies and its own initial restrictive policies towards vaccine imports but it now promises to inoculate around $70000000.00 filipinos by the end of this year. for the country's health community this cannot come soon enough the philippines is facing a steep rise in corona virus cases hospital's intensive care and isolation bed facilities have reached critical levels by you know care workers we are already preparing to mend the shortage of medical workers in manila by sending some from nearby provinces this is something that we expect in a matter of these forcing the government to reimpose tighter restrictions it had already implemented one of the strongest and strictest lockdowns in the world last
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year and many year have grown weary of what they see as the government's job stands in fighting the pandemic but for nurse assistant of lori bullen getting her 2nd doze means she's able to worry less about infecting her own family. but it feels like liberation day so now i can really focus and taking care of my patients i am happy a glimmer of hope she says in what otherwise appears a very desolate situation dogon al-jazeera manila. but most a big zombie says it's retaking control of the northern town of palmer a military spokesman says a significant number of fighters were killed during the operation tora taking the reports. soldiers patrol the streets of palmer army commanders say the military is backing control of the town nearly 2 weeks after it was seized by armed groups so
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see if we cleared the last area this morning and is completely safe in the next few hours if we need to bring in any planes with food for the population that's going to be done with no problem it is secure there's not much left of palmer buildings including the town's hospital the state prosecutor's office banks and shops are badly damaged and soldiers have the grim task of covering up dead bodies lying on the street the increasing boldness of the terrorist activities that we've seen in mozambique is very concerning indeed i think the violence they have perpetrated on civilians in mozambique is truly atrocious and it has been condemned and needs to be condemned again and again the governor of kabul gado admitted the situation is bleak but said he's optimistic things can improve and. we are here because our security and defense forces defend the country and everything that has been said and the government position is that the job has been done we defeated the enemy.
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around 75000 people used to live in palmer most escaped the attack around 2000 displaced people made it to the city of pemba but the influx is putting pressure on local services and families peter in greeley took in 7 relatives and is now struggling to make ends meet. it's a big sacrifice i used to buy one sack of rice which was enough for all of us but now i have to buy 23 secs because we have so many people to feed food is expensive much more expensive with all these refugees the u.n. says more than 20000 people stay. pama despite the attack it's hoped days he left will be able to return home soon victoria gate and be al jazeera. your child is there with me so rob a reminder of our top news stories a us please.

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