it's a do it is the winter because the river is lower than your in the summer months these tiny little yellow flags you can see one don't look much the worse around $50.00 a gram. think. these are rare either very rare side effects europe's medicines agency says it has found a link between astra zeneca is a vaccine and blood clots but insists the benefits still outweigh the risks. i'm given elvis is al-jazeera live from doha also coming up brazil's president continues to avoid a national lockdown even with covert 19 deaths of record levels. he was
not attempting to solve the officers cake punch or anything of that nature or testimony about the use of excessive force against or choice the trial of the former police officer used killing him. and the u.s. commits to removing or maybe combat forces from iraq without setting a timeline. for europe's medicines agency says it remains overwhelmingly called couldn't an astra zeneca is covered 19 vaccine after finding it may cause blood tossing in very rare cases the risk is greater among younger people something some governments to restrict or advise against its use in lower age groups ripples from loved. 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 remains extremely small in amsterdam 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 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 90 well the minute risk attached 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 jonah how al-jazeera london. the number of corona virus deaths in brazil has dipped slightly from the record high of 4200 announced on tuesday 3800 deaths were reported on wednesday with the real 92000 new infections the president continues to downplay covered 19 want to have reports from rio de janeiro. president jade wilson arrow is adamant there will be no national walk down even as brazil confirmed its 1st case of the highly contagious south african corona virus variant or has used. the media brazil has lost control of the pandemic and that's dangerous
with infection spreading rapidly and the virus will continue mutating more the new variants may be immune to the vaccines we already have no doctors and scientists have called for a 3 week nationwide walk down as the country reached another grim milestone 4000 brazilians died on tuesday alone mayors and governors have taken measures to keep people at home and stop the deadly outbreak which is killing one person every 20 seconds restrictions have also been imposed in brazilian slums like rio de janeiro's haase senior or social distancing is almost impossible and rules are not often respected the situation has become so serious that the drug gangs that rule this slum in other slums in rio de janeiro have decreed a lockdown and they have forbidden all current best time parties from happening also narrow strongly opposes any restrictive measures most we won't accept measures
that force us to stay home for the covert 19 viruses come to stay as others have in the past what are we to do in the meantime watch poverty rise and stop people from working and eating. poverty rates have tripled in 6 months since the government 1st reduced and suspended the financial emergency aid that had been giving 60000000 brazilians. monthly handouts stopped in january and have just resumed don't choose to as the country faces the worst phase of the pandemic with the health care system on the brink of collapse meineke a knack of al-jazeera rio de janeiro argentina is clamping down with restrictions on movement and banning non-essential workers from public transport as it is a ball reports from where the site is a 2nd wave has brought unprecedented covered 19 infections. this images are from a central train station when
a site is the amount of people here could be one of the reasons why corona virus infections have skyrocketed in argentina in the past days on wednesday argentina's government confirmed over 22000 new infections of kovac 19 and that's why president i want to finance this announced new measures to prevent the spread of the virus and the missus in these months we want to help health care aid economic recovery and keep schools open as much as we can if we do this we can diminish the speed of transmission the higher the transmission and the hospital occupation the more restrictions we will have to impose and that's why we need to protect ourselves for the man this also announced a curfew had midnight restrictions on public transport and social gatherings in private homes. last year argentina was one of the 1st countries in the region to impose a total lockdown to prevent the spread of a virus but the situation is different now. argentina's government is trying to
avoid imposing a told down mostly because of the impact it would have on argentina's fragile economy where millions are struggling to make ends meet and that's why it's focusing on analyzing caseload they tapped imposing short term restrictions and getting hospitals ready to cope with a 2nd wave. the long lines of people at this testing site show mounting concerns with the rice and infections but most of those we spoke to say they cannot afford to stay home you know a single scene is far below when it's impossible to close everything it's impossible i hope they move forward with the vaccination campaign and we can move forward this is a delicate time for president of the for a man this who tested positive a few days ago some 2 months after receiving the russian sputnik vith vaccine later this year argentina will hold me time elections and he will have to defend his
party's majority in congress says the lengthy lockdown last year its popularity has been bruised by a shortage of vaccines and economic troubles exacerbated by the pandemic you know. i would imagine that the solution is going to be very flexible very much handling the day to day and that it will be managed by different levels of government national provincial but for the city of borno say the coordination of some restrictions will be necessary without restraining the economy argentina like most emerging economies is finding it tough to come up with cash for pandemic relief efforts and like many wealthier countries and that's why international organizations like expressed concerns about the mounting cases in this part of the world because they know economy difficulties. pose a challenge when it comes to fighting disease. and just when a status. a new record has been set in turkey for infections with 55000 registered
on wednesday last week president rest of time tyson took over daunting restrictions including the return of full nationwide weekend lockdowns during the islamic fasting month of ramadan which starts next week and qatar has reimposed strict measures variants identified in the u.k. and south africa are being blamed for an increase in deaths and strain on hospital wards the gulf state has one of the highest infection rates per capita in the world from friday restaurants will only be open for deliveries and takeaways beauty salons and cinemas will close completely on exhibitions and conferences perspire and indefinitely the u.s. has agreed to withdraw all remaining combat forces which were deployed to fight against eisel in iraq however talks with iraq's government didn't settle on a timeline some soldiers and coalition forces will also stay to train and advise the iraqi army u.s. president joe biden like his predecessor has been looking for ways to wind down
what has become known as endless wars douglas ollivant served as the director for iraq at the u.s. national security council he says a rainy unbacked groups pose a huge threat to american troops. the timeline is tricky there's no timeline because there are no combat forces left to remove if you read the language in the statement it's very ambiguous it says you can remove any remaining combat forces i think the answer to are the remaining combat forces no they are not the united states has already transition into the training and equipping of course the problem in iraq now is not so much the numbers and not so much the reality on the ground as the political standoff between the 2 sides the resistance forces or so-called resistance forces in iraq want to score some kind of victory against the united states in retaliation for the killing of muhammad us along with console them up on
me in january of last year or as the united states has offramp its troops in accordance with its own schedule largely oblivious to the politics going on inside iraq so mostly this is just a question of getting the narratives in the right order and i think actually this statement today is an important step in that direction syria says it has intercepted missiles fired by israel to would damascus syrian state media say the southern districts of the capital were targeted it says some of the missiles were fired by israeli warplanes flying of a neighboring lebanon 4 soldiers were wounded in several buildings damaged it's widely believed that israel routinely carries out rates in syria mostly targeting of raney and and allied forces.
an expert witness has testified at the trial of the former police officer who's accused of killing george floyd jodie stake said derek shows a new used inappropriate deadly force when kneeling on floyd's nick for more than 9 minutes ellen fisher reports from many of us. back in the witness box on day 8 the man employed by the prosecution as a use of force expert sergeant jody steiger walks with the los angeles police inspector general's office he investigates police wrongdoing he analyzed what happened to george floyd his verdict this was the unnecessary use of lethal force you have an opinion to a degree reasonable professional certainty how much force was reasonable for the defendant to use on mr floyd after mr floyd was handcuffed placed in a prone position and not resisting. yet as in my opinion was that no 4 should have been used once. he was in that position. the defense has
argued the police officers attending to george floyd were distracted what about a growing frustrated crowd that insisted mr steiger was not an issue because i did not perceive them as being a threat. and why is that. because they were merely filming and they were most of it was their concern for mr ford. will be the truth and nothing but i do the agent in charge of the investigation of the death of george floyd told the court the size of the investigation dozens of agents hundreds of statements in reply to defense question he agreed that on tape george floyd seemed to suggest drugs was a factor but then later corrected himself saying he was no clear about what he had hair perry heard in context monotone what mr foreigner saying there yes i believe mr for saying i do not drugs. little different than what you were asked in
a. portion of the video correct yes thursday will start with legal arguments can the man who was with george floyd on the night of the incident give evidence morris hall is what he that is answers could put him in legal jeopardy the defense is keen to hear from alan fischer al jazeera at the derrick children martyr trial in minneapolis still ahead on al-jazeera pressure builds on major sporting. finds of the u.s. state of georgia. storing aides to the palestinian people the u.s. president pledges millions assistance in another of us all of trump. the sequence has started already the snowy weather over the high plains and the
barrington's in the northwest of the u.s. is bringing its cold air across the plains states that line there is rather dodgy looking because it's where cold meats warm and you develop a line of thunderstorms which tonight will go through missouri the tail down towards new orleans more or less all of these potentially big thunderstorms that are the 2. big oil i wouldn't want to to promise you that and they keep moving east was a tomorrow they do lose their impetus tomorrow but the cold air is still coming back down through the plains we might see a repeat performance for thursday night as well in fact the picture on friday does indeed suggest some still some quite active showers as far south as the gulf coast and then a sparking of things inland as far north maybe as a console. we've seen persistent shadows a line that were really from president hu through his bonier to jamaica honduras and nicaragua is given fresh flowing fighting in the dominican republic and i think it might do the same again because the shows have not gone away haiti is also
a potential risk but it does seem to drop a little during friday heavy shasta's seem likely in costa rica and panama but in mexico with a solidly brace you should be enjoying warm sunshine. for . a footballer from spain traded battling opponents on the plate for fighting fascism at home on the brule. footballing legend at accountant introduces sup the name on the bottle. of water could be used his beloved game to help himself a novice survived the horrors of a nazi concentration camp. football rebels on al-jazeera. jumped into the story there is a lot going on in this and julian global community when i talk about the misinformation i think we are more afraid than we and aware be part of the debate
don't ever take anybody's one word because there's always a difference when no topic is off the table we have been disconnected from our land we have been disconnected from who we are who's good enough to keep the new and be part of today's discussion this dream on out is they are. moving. forward. you're watching are just there are a lot of our top stories this hour european and u.k. medicines regulators have concluded there is a plausible link between the oxford astra zeneca coated 19 vaccine and rare blood clots they insist the risk of corona virus is far greater than the risk posed by casting. an expert in the use of force as testified at the trial of the former
police officer accused of killing. jodie steiger said derrick shove and used inappropriate deadly force kneeling on floyd's neck for more than 9 in. the u.s. has agreed to withdraw all remaining combat forces which were deployed to fight against isis but also the routes government did not set on a timeline some soldiers and coalition forces will also remain to train and advise the iraqi army. the u.s. is resuming palestinian aid to the tune of $235000000.00 angering israel american funding was stopped by former president donald trump the plan includes $150000000.00 to the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees known as annorah and $75000000.00 for the occupied west bank gaza israel's government says and russia should be reformed before u.s. funding is restored. israel is strongly opposed to the endos israel and then they
submit to the happening in unrest facilities we believe that this u.n. agency for so-called refugees should not exist in its current form under a school regularly use materials that incite against israel and that was the finish and used by the agency to determine who is a refugee only perpetuates the conflict more now from our white house correspondent to complete help that. the feeling of the biden and ministration is that the policies toward the palestinians under donald trump essentially were one sided that they favor israel and eliminated 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 palestinian assistance 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 as 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 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 palestinian refugees living in lebanese camps are in desperate need of help there already difficult lives of wasn't as lebanon's economy as crumbles sent home reports from beirut. life inside
a palestinian refugee camp and lebanon misery is everywhere there is little infrastructure or services that would allow for a decent living many of the 200000 refugees are poor making survival even more difficult and that was before the country's economy began to collapse more than a year ago. the local currency lost its value one kilo of me he's $34.00 a carton of eggs $20.00 book. palestinians live in overcrowded built up areas that decades ago were 10 camps marginalised and vulnerable the community has been hit hard by lebanon's financial meltdown particularly the sharp devaluation of the local currency. the country's. suffering in the camps as well because we are perceived. lebanon doesn't make life easy for palestinians authorities argue that is the way to discourage them from staying the restrictions in place deny
refugees some of their basic rights and that includes working in jobs they are qualified to do. for my studies to talk but they haven't been able to find a job no matter how hard you try it's difficult in lebanon aid agencies say they can no longer cope as more people rely on food donations. but lebanon's lady ministry obliges them to obtain a visa or a work permit then came the current virus pandemic and then the devaluation of the currency. the un relief and works agency unaware provides health education and social services it also provides cash assistance to the nearly 30000 palestinians who fled war in neighboring syria but they treasury says it doesn't have enough funds to cover the needs of those 11 on only $61000.00 refugees receive cash handouts the amount is $130.00 a year or $12.00
a month and the payment is made and lebanese currency this affects purchasing power in a country which imports almost everything. we can afford to buy many things now i have no one but god has been crisis after crisis for a people who struggle is not new senate. beirut mozambique's president says the military has forced us a link to the northern town of palma on the groups had attacked the gas 2 weeks ago killing dozens of people thousands who escaped the violence fled to the city of. the palace crisis is over jordan's king abdullah the 2nd has addressed an unusually public family feud which turned into a political crisis in a statement says king abdullah said to dishan had been nipped in the bud the government accused the king's brother hamza the former crown prince of involvement in a plot to destabilize the kingdom security things public letter reads the challenge
of the past few days was not the most difficult all the most dangerous to the stability of our country it was rather the most painful for me because participants were from inside and outside our country. at least 12 more pro-democracy protesters have been killed by me and military according to a local monitoring group and says the worst violence was in college where security forces fired grenades machine guns the military said to be targeting more rural areas such as this town north of mandalay almost 600 people are known to have been killed in violence following the coup unfair. david matheson is an independent analyst on me and maher he says the rising death toll in may and is a sign of the military's desperation to killing large numbers of people throughout the country because people are resisting the coup d'etat that occurred over 2 months ago now. and that resistance is undiminished and what we're seeing is
actually a security forces upping the violence i mean using heavier weapons against demonstrators in some parts of the country and even in recent weeks using air strikes against civilians in korean state and so what we're seeing is actually security forces in a far more desperate. manner actually increasing the firepower to put down these demonstrations which which you know just unremitting in the protest to send a message to beijing by burning a chinese flag they denounced what they claim is china's support for the gentle. a stolen bass has been set on fire and belfast during unrest in northern ireland police say pro unionist youths are responsible there's been a spate of violent incidents since last week officers being injured in several cars burned as frustration within the pro british unionist community about new trade barriers between northern ireland and the rest of the u.k. which resulted from breaks. the reuters news agency is reporting that an abandoned
cargo ship is no longer at risk of running aground off spilling oil off the coast of norway the ship will be towed into force by tug boats the dutch vessel has been adrift in the north sea for 2 days the crew abandoned ship and heavy swells. on thursday u.s. president joe biden plans to reveal his 1st steps to curbing gun violence it will include moves to reduce the proliferation of so-called ghost guns which is self assembles and untraceable states will also be given to help to write red flag laws which allow courts and police to remove guns from people deemed to be a risk report just before the briefing started that the president's going to announce a series of executive actions on guns tomorrow can you confirm that and anything you can preview i don't have anything to preview i can convey that i expect the president to have more to say tomorrow. the u.s. must as golf tournament is taking off in georgia the u.s.
state under a cloud of controversy from new voting laws other sporting organizations and large corporations have taken a stand against the legislation and gallica looks at whether others will follow. when georgia's republican controlled senate passed new voting laws the reaction was scathing from civil rights activists and democrats billboard product not something we want to do and something we have to do that protesting the state's new rules including limiting voting drop boxes a new id requirements citing the impact on minorities huge corporations many based in the state were initially muted after pressure came out in support of activists saying voter access is a fundamental right the most consequential move came from major league baseball opting to move the all star game out of state a decision that could cost georgia $100000000.00 georgia's an all american city know what this decision means it means cancel culture and parson activists are
coming for your business. they're coming for your game or vin in your hometown the masters golf tournament is going ahead the professional golf association saying it's committed to local charities in the community in or guster many star players say they support civil rights but also the financial boost the game brings i think that's the topic that we should all be talking about we should be talking about whether we're here or not. the masters the p.g.a. tour we do such a good job or we're trying to help communities out and i think that's our main focus for the week be on the calls for corporations to condemn georgia's voting laws there's concern about the financial impact some leading democrats in the state say it's a fine line but the potential to harm poor communities is very real republicans say the new laws will make georgia's elections more secure and have walked back earlier rules that would have limited voting on sundays
a major point of contention democrats say corporations taking a stand is a move in the right direction it's not cancel culture when companies decide to stay and eat their principles and values and understand that their consumers are also looking at what is happening here in georgia and that their consumers want to see the company do the right thing as well the new laws are likely to face legal challenges even as other states annex similar rules it's likely the conservative leaning supremes court will have the final say as the battle for voting rights continues and gallacher al-jazeera. and to validate how the headlines on al-jazeera european and u.k. regulate his have concluded there is a plausible link between the oxford astra zeneca covered 19 vaccine and.