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it's a good knowledge to see africa women make science from the lab to the field on al-jazeera understand the differences and similarities of cultures across the board so no matter how you take it we'll bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you. the u.k. advises against the use of the astra zeneca vaccine for under thirty's but british and european regulators agree the benefits outweigh the risks. on our tail this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. an expert witness testifies in the derek show in murder trial in that deadly force was used in the arrest of george floyd. the shifting political landscape in greenland where
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a mining project is dividing opinions about the environment and independence. signed sealed delivered to little riders and drivers send a message to their bosses a demand for better working conditions. and the european and u.k. medicine regulators have concluded there's a plausible link between the oxford astra zeneca coated 19 vaccine and potentially fatal but extremely rare blood clots that link remains unconfirmed but the regulators insist the risk of the corona virus is far greater than the risk of death from clotting as of the 31st of march 20000000 astra zeneca doses had been administered in the u.k. and 19 people have died from the red cross in condition there's been no recommendation to stop using the astra zeneca vaccine but in the u.k. a more cautious approach is being taken people aged under 30 will be offered an
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alternative vaccine the pfizer or madonna medications european medicines agency says the crossing is not unexpected in such a large scale vaccine rollout and continues to urge people to get vaccinated trying to hold reports from london. the oxford astra zeneca vaccine uncomfortable scrutiny medicines regulators in the u.k. and the e.u. have judged that its benefits outweigh any possible risks but they haven't ruled out a causal link between the vaccine and rare blood clot conditions in a tiny number of recipients based on the current evidence the benefits of the covert 900 facts in astra zeneca against covert 90 and its associated risks hospitalization and death continues to outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. our review has reinforced that the risk of this fred suspected side effect
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remains extremely small in arms today the european medicines agency said there was insufficient data to isolate risk factors like age and gender and that blood clotting should be listed as a possible side effect of the jab this case also shows us that our pharmacovigilance system is working these very rare and unusual events have been picked up identified analyzed and loudest to come to science based recommendations to allow the safe and effective use of this vaccine investigations into the astra zeneca vaccine were triggered after rare cases of blood clotting in the u.k. and europe out of 20000000 doses of the vaccine given in britain 79 cases of clotting were reported with 19 deaths resulting in a minute percentage chance of complications affecting 4 in every 1000000 people vaccinated the u.k. regulator went a step further than its european counterpart announcing that adults under 30 could
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be offered an alternative vaccine if one is available at the time and if they're currently healthy and not at higher risk from covert 19 in reaching their conclusions the regulators have had to weigh up the risks for older people and those at greater danger from covert 19 well the minute risk attached to the vaccine is one worth taking but for fit healthy younger people less vulnerable to the virus those odds are more finely balanced so in these age groups the u.k. regulator is proceeding with more caution. it's not a clean slate for the oxford astra zeneca vaccine already blighted by political disputes and manufacturing delays question marks over possible side effects could further dent its credibility even if the regulators verdict is that it's broadly safe jona whole al-jazeera london. well this all comes amid low levels of public confidence in the astra zeneca vaccine in europe and it could further complicate
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the vaccine rollout on the continent to about one has more from paris it's an enormous problem so much damage has been done by the negative publicity or the conflicting information about the astra zeneca vaccine over the past few weeks and months last year we saw last month i should say we saw several european union countries including france germany amongst them suspending their use of the astra zeneca vaccine was the european medical agency looked into it further yemen at that time again also giving it a green light saying look these bottles are extremely rare but the damage really has been done because we see the public opinion opinion poll suggesting that many people across the european union are worried about the astra zeneca vaccine here in france about 60 percent opinion polls suggest of people don't want it in fact even as recently as just a few days ago the weekend several vaccine centers in the north of france had to
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close for a few days because they had doses of astra zeneca and nobody wanted to take them and that really is the problem and that's going to be the robot will for governments and that is how to try and convince the public that this vaccine is safe that is those those benefits do outweigh the risks it's a huge challenge india has again reported a record number of new 19 cases 115000 were reported on wednesday a 13 fold increase in daily infections in just over 2 months it's also recorded 630 new deaths the highest since november the surge is raising pressure on government to expand its vaccination campaign with 86000000 doses having been administered so far some states are complaining of a scarcity of doses with centers having to turn people away. iran has reported its highest number of new cases in a single day since the pandemic began the health ministry recorded nearly 21000 new
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infections on wednesday travel in celebrations during the new year on a day of no ruse of being blamed for the rising cases. the murder and manslaughter trial of former police officer derek shogun is under way in minneapolis prosecutors have continued to argue that shaven negated his duties and murdered unarmed black man joel troy by kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes shebeens defense says freud's actions and circumstances of the arrest prevented the former officer from from fulfilling his oath to preserve life an expert in the use of force by police has testified on his review of shavings conduct 3rd you have an opinion to a degree reasonable professional certainty to how much force was reasonable for the defendant to use on mr floyd after mr floyd was handcuffed placed in
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a prone position and not resisting. yes. rappin was that no force should have been used once. he was in that position. and live in minneapolis and talk us through some of the evidence that we've had today. certainly a telling point when we heard from sergeant jody starr here he is a sergeant with the l.a.p.d. a los angeles police department a watch for the inspector general's office essentially it's his job to investigate police wrongdoing he was employed by the prosecution is an outside witness he looked at many of the training documents he looked at all the video some witness statements as well in his view certainly that went over the line when it came to restraining george floyd he was under control he was in a position where he couldn't resist had stopped to resisting yet derek showing continued to press down on him with his full body weight there is an argument that
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is going on about whether or not derek children had his knee on his neck and we're talking about this because of course the medical examiner who examined george floyd's body said that there were neck compressions or whether he had his knee on his back but you're going to hear a lot about positional asphyxiation which is the idea that just the sheer border weight and the position that george floyd was in prone position on the ground face down he couldn't move and because he couldn't move then he couldn't breathe properly as well you know there has been an argument that the police didn't do enough for george floyd when he was in that position and we heard from jodi steiger saying that look one to detain someone eats the response your responsibility to take care of them if they see they cannot breathe you have to do something about them he was asked about possibly prisoners why you know about that sort of thing to avoid being arrested or putin the police car taken to jail he said that may be the case but your 1st priority is to deal with what they are telling you is also the
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argument put forward by the defense that the crowd distracted the police. staggered said look they were taking pictures they may have made some comments but they were approaching them in an aggressive. manner so that really wasn't an issue on the whole idea of whether or not george floyd could suddenly come back from being unconscious and be much more violent while he said look you deal with this situation as it is in front of you not about the possibility of what might happen he did acknowledge though in a win for the defense that the officers who initially tried to put george floyd into the back of a patrol car because he was resisting because he wouldn't go willingly he could have teased them but they didn't but certainly the idea that the at the their weight of derek sure and that the detention was the use of lethal force was used in that detention was certainly a significant point for the prosecution case i should think you very much. still to
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come this half hour. imagery is increasingly bloody crackdown on men most civilians now their course of grenades being used to fight is getting started in benigno west sunday's election is considered by many of. its time for the perfect gentleman the weather sponsored point qatar airways europe's return to winter was swift and obvious the cloud is still coming down from the north the frontal systems reach the night in brussels unusual april snowfall the same was true in england the same was true in the netherlands it was blizzard conditions in croatia as you can see here that is easing in fact the whole system has more or less lost its impetus still looks pretty would treat to be honest those
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lines go right up to the arctic so it's just a subtle change in temperature and they cut off which will happen on thursday which makes things to different the culture still there edgy eastwood's with outbreaks of lightish snow in slovakia and poland for example the songs come out over the balkans and over the bulk of central europe the temperatures actually are on the rise for paris i think we'll see 18 degrees by friday for starts to tail off this is not a persistent warm spell it's going to get cold again i have to say but in the immediate future that's or looks like unless you're in scotland or norway possibly sweden and denmark is still going to feel like an improvement not true of ticky tack he's got 2 fronts to contend with the most active one is in coming that northerly breeze insist on bulls and 8 they'll be snow on the high ground and anchor of course feels that the drop in temperature here to. the sponsored poll qatar airways. most people will never know what's beyond this still. deafening silence of
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100000 volumes how it feels to touch danger every day. most people will never know what it's like to work with every breath the expression . with here is not an option. but we're not close people. from one of the top stories here on araa 0 european and u.k. medicines regulators have had concluded there is a plausible link between the oxford astra zeneca coated 19 vaccine and rare blood
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clots and says the risk of corona virus is far greater than the risk of death from clotting. grid of ours cases continue to surge to record highs in india with 115000 were reported on wednesday a 13 fold increase in just over 2 months also recorded 630 new jeffs. expert witnesses in the direction of an murder trial have been testifying on the use of excessive force in the arrest of george troy the earlier police trainer jody stagger told the court shoguns restraining a florida for 9 minutes cost you to deadly force. the palace crisis is over jordan's king abdullah the 2nd has addressed an unusually public family feud turned political crisis in a statement read on state television king abdullah says sedition has been nipped in the bud of the government accused the king's brother hamza the former crown prince of involvement in a plot to destabilize the kingdom security official name has more from the
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jordanian capital. well i think it's worth mentioning that despite the unprecedented events of the last few days it was largely expected that king abdullah would opt not to make a televised speech before the nation he released a very lengthy statement which was clearly designed to reassure or unify and relate to the jordanians injected some of his personal feelings about what's transpired over the last several days he let jordanians know that he is well aware of the economic hardship they're experiencing which has been exacerbated by qubit 19 but above all else he wanted to reassure jordanians that he is prioritizing their interests he is quote the guardian of this country passed we've already it and he took measures as we to be exactly that as i said this was also an attempt to you know high the country he says i'm talking to you as you are the family and the clan
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these are occurring to the tribal nature of jordanian society he went on to say that he makes no distinction when he talks about his responsibilities from the small of the emirate reproach of the royal family and the large family referring to the jordanian populace and as i said it was there was a bit of emotion in the statement he said that quote nothing king close to the shock anger and pain as a brother and leader of the people that he felt as things unfolded this week he said that this was not the most dangerous or challenging or sorry difficult challenge that the country has faced that for him it was the most painful because he said quote just working from within and outside the family and he made it clear ringback that this royal rift which began with his brother prince and ended with king abdullah was resolved as a result of the royal family taking care of it within the family you mention that
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it's a little what's called in to mediate the only mention made of his half brother prince hamza was at the end of this statement he says that prince hands out is with his family in his palace and quote under my care. the u.s. government plans to restore foreign aid to the palestinian people in a package announced by the secretary of state and the blinken the u.s. says it will provide $150000000.00 in humanitarian assistance assistance for the u.n. relief and works agency it will also include $75000000.00 in economic and development assistance in new york applied west bank and gaza and they'll be $10000000.00 for peace building programs through the u.s. agency for international development. white house correspondent can be how kitchen can be this is another reversal of a trump policy isn't it yeah the feeling of the biden and ministration is that the policies toward the palestinians under donald trump
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essentially were one sided that they favored israel and alienated the palestinians so this is an effort to rectify the relationship to repair the damage they believe has been done so in addition to these tens of millions of dollars that are being pledged for palestinians systems which we know will go to not only economic support but also dealing with some of the medical issues as well that are unique to cope with 19 including making sure the people have access to the hospital in east jerusalem the united states believes that there is a u.s. national security interest in all of this is well and so that's another motivation but at the same time not everyone is in support of turning this back on in fact there are some conservatives on capitol hill that supported donald trump having this funding in the 1st place arguing that in many cases it was wrought with fraud waste and abuse so what we know is that on capitol hill there will be some demands
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for accountability the white house and the 6 secretary of state already saying that those measures will be put in place and that all of this money that is being provided will be done in accordance with u.s. law ok thank you very much indeed. there are reports of security forces again using lethal force against protest his troops raided a protest camp in the northwest town of cali and the 7 people believed to have been killed. in 2 months protest is calling for democracy have defied a brutal crackdown by security forces weldon 580 people have been killed since the minute she seized power on the fest a near total internet shutdown is making it tougher to verify those reports of civilian casualties as cut to reports from bangkok in neighboring thailand because of this bloody crackdown that we've seen right across myanmar over the last several
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weeks against these protest gatherings as well as the civil disobedience movement that is because they've been starting very earlier the protesters and obviously the security forces are responding to that to those early morning even predawn sometimes marches so that's probably what we're seeing why the military and the security forces went out so very early and staged this raid in cali now this is an area right along the western border close to the western border with india kind of the northwestern section of myanmar yes we're hearing that several have been killed these are from local media as well as posts on social media that's pretty much the only way you can really get information out of myanmar right now one thing that's even more disturbing about this is that there are there is evidence at least again on social media and local media reporting that there is evidence from some of the wounds by some of those protesters that r.p.g. were you that's rocket propelled grenades now these are this shows a uptick in the weaponry used by the security forces so that's very concerning
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that's you have yet to be confirmed but some local media saying that there are wounds consistent with the shrapnel that these r.p.g. s. are spread out once they're detonated. egypt's president is warning of potential conflict with ethiopia over its building of a giant dam on the blue nile of defacto c.c. it fears the dam will put egypt's water supply at risk a concern that's also been voiced by sudan both nations say all options remain open to deal with this and as of a has strong hopes the grand ethiopian renesas dam will provide the country with a much needed power source and economic development talks between the 3 governments this week a failed yet again to bridge these differences. rescue efforts to prevent an abandoned touch cargo ship sinking and causing an oil spill edge off norway's coast had been delayed by a day because of bad weather conditions vessel has been adrift in the north sea for 2 days after its crew were evacuated because of fears stormy weather could cause it
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to capsize the risk of a ship running aground is said to have subsided with salvage efforts to resume on thursday is carrying 350 tons of heavy oil and 50 tons of diesel greenland's main opposition party has won the most seats in a snap parliamentary election a victory that could have major consequences for international mining in the arctic but left wing innuit attacker to eat party won 37 percent of the vote it has a strong stance on the environment including opposing a rare earth mining project will now seek to form a government green and has one of the world's largest deposits of rare earth metals which are crucial for electric vehicles wind turbines and aircraft issues dividing the island of 56000 people some greenlanders sea mining a supporting the economy and a path to independence. fix and specializes in arctic politics at cambridge university he says greenland as a court between economic and environmental concerns. for many greenland landers
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it's a big dilemma because. the greenlandic national identity. has $2.00 to $2.00 basic elements the one is that it's very close relationship to nature where hunting and go out in nature and recharge is very. part of reality mathematics on the other hand many greenlanders strive for all of this nation and ultimately independence from denmark landslides and flooding have killed at least 140 people in indonesia and 27 more in neighboring east timor dozens remain missing rescue efforts have been hampered by ongoing rain and damaged roads or 40 safe thousands of people have been displaced and urgently need food and medical supplies the storm is expected to continue until at least friday before it moves south towards australia. some delivery riders in the u.k.
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have gone on strike as the take out delivery companies shaz are being traded by the public for the 1st time she has dropped around 30 percent when 1st floated to institutional investors last week several had expressed concerns over working conditions at the company when brant reports. as demand for a takeaway meal sold during europe's kovac $1000.00 lockdowns delivery riders with branded backpacks have become a common sight in towns and cities since launching in london in 2013th delivery room now operates in 54 cities across 13 different countries but delivers stock flotation has given some investors in the gesture an infield many of these rides as with indignation often i'll grant peak times in our friday night and i might be writing 40 minutes for a job when i talk come through it not be 3 pounds 50 something i'm not and i'm on now to another bike for another hour you know exactly how i was when i got that 3 pounds 50 or 70 pounds in what should be take time so it's not sustainable. these
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striking riders are just a few 100 among the 50000 riders that work for delivery in the u.k. but coming just a few weeks after the u.k. supreme court ordered the ride hailing apple to treat its drivers as well because the message about rights and conditions in the so-called big economy is having an impact at a corporate level. this conversation by the liberal lot is a small more than just a symbolic gesture of the foyle c. of the share price among retail investors. with institutional investors many of whom are still concerned about the model of the economy illustrate this right as it's a diet that demands bad guy bets of rights and safety you know they've what for about a pandemic that could literally put their lives on the line well that's the next company. business. yet they've seen peg conditions get worse some was for the pandemic after planning to launch it $460.00 pence per share. the liver roof
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floated last week at $390.00 pence and immediately dropped even further to $280.00 pence that's still a valuation of more than $6000000000.00 several big name institutional investors have decided to steer clear investors all demanding a higher standard for all work is that he and he gave economy style. practice is really in terms of the exact extent of what is going to mean for companies is that really how it's hard to predict the indications are the deliveries so-called retail investors have chosen to hang on to the stock instead of dumping it in the share price rose by a modest 2 percent in early trading on buttons day delivery who hasn't yet published financial results for 2020 and the apparent boom in the delivery business during the pandemic year could well bounce the share price back up but the workers who made that possible are demanding their share of the success paul brennan al-jazeera shortage is london. the golfer tiger woods was driving at nearly twice
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the speed limit when he crashed his car 2 months ago an investigation has found the accident in southern california enough to go from legend seriously injured when he varied of a road and hit a tree in los angeles county sheriff also said there was no sign of woods breaking concluding he'd inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal woods is now in florida recovering from multiple surgeries on serious leg injuries including shattered bones. the small west african nation of bin inas preparing for its presidential election this weekend with more than a dozen candidates disqualified from running and president patrice tennille is expected to face a weakened opposition after several changes to election laws i mean address reports from the coastal city of katrina. a rally for the president as election day draws closer it's mostly a long convoys parading the streets of the capital these days. much of the
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opposition has been muzzled. media law. we introduce sponsorship political sponsorship which stated that before running. have to be sponsored by dean. of. sleep in the eighty's when you. know in the nation. we just see that. condi did so for position cannot get distant because they don't. they don't have. to be in to do this if you know a few feeling of here you know you don't really know what to see when to see the how to see. the parliament dominated by the governing party has introduced changes to the electoral law. many say to be the way for government to age out serious
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competition with many a president a lot of potential opponents either in exile or sidelined by law reform the outcome of this election is expected by some to be a foregone conclusion and it's also expected that many voters will be discouraged from casting their ballots the turnout at the last parliamentary election was you know 25 percent. of the 19 aspirants who applied to run for the presidency only 3 you approved including the come but. the economy may have gone under the businessman president before covered 19 c but some citizens say that growth didn't translate to changes in their lives as jobs are still hard to find. whoever wins must 1st tackle unemployment work liberates insecurity and low prices for food medicine as our poor mel he told me he hated that we don't want looters anymore and we need better security for citizens the voters also say they want to see an inclusive political system after restrictive laws introduced before the $21000.00
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parliamentary election shrunk the political stories it's hard to see how that can be achieved before sunday's presidential election but your trees. go to. good money can catch up any time with our website address that has al-jazeera dot com and you also watch us live on their own the orange live icon al-jazeera dot com . and one of the top stories making news here on jazeera european and u.k. medicines regulators have concluded there's a plausible link between the oxford astra zeneca coated 19 vaccine and rare blood clots but they insist the risk of the caret of ours is far greater than the risk of death from clotting there's been no recommendation to stop using the astra zeneca vaccine but in the u.k. a more cautious approach is being taken.


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