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the fastest growing far right organization on the continent now watch the investigation that led to the french government banning the beat. generation hate. to the special 2 part investigation on. the arab. diplomats loyal to manaus military didn't seize the embassy in london and look the ambassador out. inside myanmar a wider crackdown prominent celebrities speaking out for the protesters and against the coup detained. hello there i'm starting a tennis al-jazeera life and also coming up our review has reinforced the risk of this respite it's not effect remains extremely small regulations in the u.k.
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and even you detect a possible side effect of red blood clots from astra zeneca has covered 1000 vaccine but still say the benefits of the job far outweigh potential risks. and the u.s. commits to removing all remaining combat forces from iraq but without setting a timeline. to the u.k. says he's been locked out of the embassy in london by those loyal to the military and bostic you as one man recently broke ranks with the generals calling for the release of aung san suu kyi she was arrested when the military seized power back in february well the british foreign minister has condemned what he calls the bullying actions of the military. inside myanmar has self is likely to appear in course in
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the coming hours she hasn't been seen in public since the coup the 75 year old is facing several charges including breaking a colonial era official secrets law that carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years. of the military has now widened its crackdown from protesters on the streets to prominent celebrities just in the past few hours pining tacan a leading actor who backed the protests was reportedly detained earlier this week the joint i put 120 celebrities on a wanted list on the crackdown still hasn't deterred protesters from calling for democracy across the country nearly 600 people including 48 children have now died in the bloodshed so far well let's speak to florence who is she is monitoring developments in myanmar from kuala lumpur in malaysia for us france i see these wanted list they include actors musicians even social media influencers and the arrests of not really clearly begun.
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absolutely the latest high profile person to be detained is pinter khan he's a well known actor and a model he's famous not only in the country but also in neighboring myanmar his family said security officers came to the house in the early hours of thursday morning and took him away and just a few days ago security officers also arrested a very famous comedian zarganar he's famous the outspoken he's been critical of military leaders even when they were ruling the country before the democratic transition in 2010 and he has been arrested now and the military officials also seem to be conducting a purge of other officials abroad as well the ambassador to london to the u.k. has been locked out of his office now in the country the protests are still happening there well into their 3rd month and people are finding ways to come out in the streets to protest to show that they oppose the coup and they're also managing to find a way to a blow to photos and videos of all this happening despite
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a near total internet shutdown in the country and also of course doing this knowing full well that they could be detained more than 2800 people according to the assistance association for political prisoners are in detention and as you mentioned more than 600 people have been killed now and there's no indication that either side is ready to back down but there are gloomy predictions from analysts fish solutions saying in its latest report that the escalating violence against civilians and ethnic militias show that the military is increasingly losing control of the country and it's also predicted a violent revolution between the 2 sides and burns i know details of moments as fairly scarce around on saturday as potential court appearance today but what do we know. well we know that this hearing on the 8th of april on thursday is to do with the latest charge against her and that is violating the official secrets act now and since she was detained on
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the 1st of february that have been charge after charge laid on her from the very absurd one of possessing illegal are on license walkie talkies and that by violating import export laws this was the very 1st charge laid against her to violating official secrets act this was a charge laid against her on the 1st of april really 2 months after she was detained on the 1st of february now and the hearings happen via tele video conference because of the requirements for physical distance into 2 coronavirus restrictions now many of these hearings have been postponed with the court slighting poor internet connection so we shouldn't be surprised if those is hearing is also postponed but all these things the fact that there have been many postponements the fact that her lawyers have difficulty getting access to her getting one on one meetings with her the fact that charge after charge have been laid against the new charges keep appearing all of these are just lending more and more weight to the argument that she's not going to get a fair trial florence for their cross all of that for us from kuala lumpur thanks
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so much for. now the health regulators of the u.k. and the e.u. say they are still confident and asked as anika as code the 1000 vaccine and its effectiveness even after finding it may cause blood clotting in very rare cases the risks could be greater amongst younger people fronting some governments to restrict or advise against its use in the age groups john howard ports now 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 faxon astra zeneca against covert 90 and its associated risks
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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 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
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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
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further dent its credibility even if the regulators verdict is that it's broadly safe jonah how al-jazeera london. well meanwhile india which is one of the world's biggest a vaccine produces has temporarily put a hold on major astra zeneca exports the country is still battling a big and now even more severe 2nd wave of the corona virus a record 126000 new cases were reported on thursday and that rise in cases even prompted new zealand to temporarily suspend entry for all travelers from india for the next 2 weeks we can now speak to a correspondent elizabeth broderick she's in new delhi liz as those infections rise there in india i imagine there's an increasing sense of urgency around vaccinations what impact is that having on vaccine just at home and abroad. as we're seeing the numbers rise we're also hearing more and more reports now of vaccine shortages the worst affected state which was already running out of
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hospital beds were there was there is a lot of concern about running out of bed too late as the health minister of maharashtra has said that they're going to run out of vaccinations in 3 days we've seen $100.00 vaccination centers in one of maharashtra worst affected cities name closed down 2 different districts in maharashtra stopped vaccinating people on wednesday and the capital city mumbai's mayor has said that they're going to run out of vaccinations 2 in the next couple of days we're hearing some of the reports from a number of other states including on the. now the central government has denied this and they're blaming what they called maharashtra's mishandling of the crisis they said that model sure is trying to shift the blame from its own mishandling of the crisis but even as we have these reports of vaccine shortages we the government is under pressure from from maharashtra from delhi even from the indian medical association to remove the lower age limit which is currently $45.00 full
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vaccinations for that any adult can get vaccinated and of course all of this doesn't bode well. domestically or internationally because india is the biggest contributor to the un's kovacs program it had shipped more than 60000000 doses of vaccines overseas already but it did have to slow that down around 2 weeks ago because of the increasing demand at home and despite the vaccination efforts in india we're still seeing these huge numbers what is actually driving those numbers . well we hear from prime minister that a little more day on sunday and he blamed what he called the severe decline in code that appropriate behavior like wearing masks and social distancing and we've also had health officials say that the current wave that we're seeing in india is not
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just because of people not at here and called it appropriate behavior but because of the large gatherings including political gatherings that were held earlier on in the year but even as promised in the interim already said that and urged people to follow the code protocols we've had him and his party the bot of the jump the party holding massive political values including on wednesday in the state of west bengal which is currently where there are state elections currently taking place as to have the other political parties in that state and with the numbers rising we've also got restrictions more and more restrictions being put in place delhi and punjab joy in the and a number of cities in the most populous state over for the join in a number of regions including maharashtra where we see a night chris you have been put in place and would that with restrictions increase and we are now starting to see migrant workers india has
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a large number of people who work in different states to where they're from washington leave the cities of mumbai and delhi because of concerns that they will be out of work and public transport as they were last year and the parana in there with all the latest for us from new delhi thanks so much. the number of coronavirus deaths in brazil has dipped slightly from a record high of 4200 on tuesday another 3800 deaths were reported on wednesday with around 92000 new infections present i have also now is continuing to play down kovac 19 and is also rejecting calls for a national lockdown. well health workers in venezuela have been protesting against low wages and poor working conditions dozens of staff joined a demonstration outside a hospital in the capital caracas they say a shortage of personal protective gear is forcing them to rears masks and even by their own clubs many and just $2.00 a month venezuela is also seem to see in
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a recent surge in new infections and argentina is now clamping down with restrictions on movement and bans on non-essential workers using public transport trees a boat has more now from what is area. 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 corbett 19 and that's why president i want to finance this announced new measures to prevent the spread of the virus in the misses 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 a member this also announced
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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 the 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
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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 express concerns of all the mounting cases in this part of the
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world because they know economy difficulties. pose a challenge when it comes to fighting disease. and just when i cited. well still ahead from here on al-jazeera restoring aids to the palestinian people the u.s. president pledges millions in assistance and now that we're bustle of trouble. in the pandemic banking and harder to perform then you find out how the balance musicians are adapting to these times. europe's return to winter was swift and obvious the cloud is still coming down from the north the frontal systems reach the in brussels unusual april snowfall the same was true in england the same was true in the netherlands it was blizzard conditions
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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 lines go right up to the arctic so it's just a subtle change in temperature and they cut off which will happen thursday which makes things do different the culture still there edgy eastwood's without bags of lightish though 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 your looks like unless you're in scotland or know why possibly sweden and denmark is still going to feel like an improvement not true of ticky turkey's got 2 fronts to contend with most activities in coming that normally breeze insist on bulls and 8 they'll be snow on the high ground and anchor of course feels that
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the drop in temperature here too. frank assessments the world is on the brink of a catastrophic failure is that a fair assessment you can be catastrophic. to twice valuable informed opinions should we be buying bit coy ultimately it will be sovereigns and governments who are buying this that is the direction this is all headed in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story on 00. the.
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hello again and let's remind you the top stories here the south. to the u.k. says he's been locked out of the embassy in london by those no oil to the military a master kills more men recently broke ranks with the generals calling for the release of deposed civilian be it on some tucci meanwhile in myanmar there are reports of 12 more protesters killed in clashes with security forces it's. called regulators in the u.k. and the years say the benefits of astra zeneca is covered 1000 vaccine far outweigh the risks among a handful of people they've identified possible links between the jobs and red blood clots some governments have moved to restrict its use amongst younger people . and india has confirmed a record of more than 126000 new coronavirus cases on fasting the country is struggling to contain a 2nd wave of infections. now the u.s. has agreed to withdraw all remaining combat forces from iraq which were deployed to
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fight against eisel but talks with iraq's government didn't settle on a timeline my counterparts now from washington d.c. the us was represented by circuitry of state turn to be blinken in his 1st direct albeit virtual talks with the iraqi government. foreign minister fired hussein head of the iraqi delegation emphasizing the high level nature of the discussions and his national security adviser made clear that the u.s. military presence in iraq was top of the agenda. and the 2 sides agreed that there will be no american military bases in iraq and therefore there will be no foreign bases this is what was agreed upon today at the end of the 3rd round of the strategic dialogue relations between the 2 countries have been fraught particularly following the u.s. airstrike in january last year that killed top arabian general custom sort of money
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and an iraqi militia leader near baghdad airport. in the wake of the attack iraq he lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution on u.s. led coalition forces leaving the country and the relations have improved slightly off to mystify me took over as prime minister some parties like the iran backed fatah bloc continue to demand u.s. withdrawal. the calls for the field after president biden ordered an air strike on a militia base on the syrian side of the iraqi border in january. u.s. soldiers and contractors are the targets of regular attacks by militia groups and the biden and ministrations says it will not hesitate to respond if the iraqi government doesn't. despite all these factors the u.s. does not in visit imminent withdrawal a pentagon spokesman making clear that though this is a subject of ongoing discussion there is no timeline. the mission still
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valid the invitation by the iraqi government is still in place and we're continuing as we have been even before today's talks to talk with the iraqi government about what that what that mission in that footprint supposed to look like all u.s. troops were withdrawn from iraq by december 2011. president obama ordered their return 3 years later to assist iraqi forces in their battle against i saw some 2 and a half 1000 troops to remain in what the pentagon says is increasingly a training capacity following the latest round of talks it appears they too will leave the question unanswered is when mike hanna al-jazeera washington well the u.s. is also resuming a it's a palestinians to the tune of more than $200000000.00 and that's angered israel
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american funding was stopped by former president ronald trump this plan includes $150000000.00 to the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees known as annorah and $75000000.00 for the occupied west bank and gaza israel's government says on russia to be reformed before u.s. funding is restored israel's ambassador to the u.s. on the u.n. says he's disappointed in the decision to renew iran's funding israel is strongly opposed to the endo israel an anti-semitic activity happening in unrest facilities we believe that this u.n. agency for so-called refugees should not exist in its current form 100 schools regularly use materials that incite against israel and the twisted the phoenician used by the agency to determine who is a refugee only perpetuates the conflict. now
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an expert in the use of force has testified at the trial of the former police officer who's accused of killing george floyd jodie steiger said derek should have been used in appropriate deadly force when kneeling on for its neck for more than 9 minutes he added that the pressure from chauvinist body weight could cause a form of a thick and fresh reports now from minneapolis. 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 certainly 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 i know for sure
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that the news 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. with. 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 to 20 george floyd seem to suggest drugs was a factor but then later corrected himself saying he was no clear about what he had hair harry heard in context to tell. mr foreigners saying yes i believe
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mr for saying i do not drugs. little different than what you were asked in a. portion of the video yes thursday it 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 that if. is keen to hear from alan fischer how does eat up at the dairy sugar murder trial in minneapolis. now britain's health secretary has voiced concern i have a growing unrest and northern island the region has seen a space of violent incidents since last week there are fears that brett has stopped all tensions members of the prohibitionist unionist community was worried that new trade barriers will damage ties with the rest of the united kingdom now from its innovative techno scene to its wild renowned orchestra balun is one of the wild leading musical capitals but this pandemic has 4 stones holes and concert halls
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remain empty for months autists have been struggling but they're also finding creative ways to adapt to these uncertain times stephanie decker ports from the german capital. band rehearsal on a snowy berlin afternoon. it's been a long time since they've played to a live audience. i feel like an essential part of my meaning in life has been taken away from me and i don't think that that's unusual i think the tough feels that i think a lot of musicians i know feel that a guy i knew from the local stump nipe are like where i go jam salman. committed suicide like it really another friend of really good friend of mine gave up music and changed careers so there's tons of stories like that. but they've managed to make a shift focusing more on the digital aspect so we just adjusted we did in the end
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we decided to release the album and we did release party online we did a listening session where we're basically listening to the whole album and the fans can write comments and we interact with them and it was very nice people didn't really get why they want this stuff you know you're is a d.j. and came to berlin from ukraine almost 30 years ago. he choose had to move his sets online these days so i mean you know going crazy playing playing the stuff you know getting a fever exactly and then i look at that 2 guys and they're like sitting on their computers and doing something so this was weird in the beginning. was the reverberation time has to be not too long because nothing can replace in gauging directly with an audience being surrounded by music. opera live from density live from being together to have a tension in the room too few distances to feel the quicken see of the singers of
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the sound and so and all senses are affected by the. pandemic means that they've been forced to move online to this the most recent performance of figaro streamed last week berlin state opera house has been closed to the public since november the 1st the longest it's ever been closed we're told not even the war kept silent for so long. back at band rehearsal the attitude is one of perseverance so things are happening you're just going we definitely expect the day of playing a concert like a real concert we had a little bit in the summer which was nice but i think it will come and i think people realize that all those in concert and everything it's not a real replacement for live music and it's good that there's no real replacement for it i think it's a good thing. a desire felt by most musicians and certainly by many of us to. love to be able to watch listen and to feel the news again.
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