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there are some of the media stories a critical look at the global news media the spread of also on al-jazeera government shut off access to social media. al-jazeera. alamo hits and this is the news out of my front door coming up in the next 60 minutes talks resume in vienna survives a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between iran and world powers. me and most military says elections will be held within 2 years as it shuts down into that across the country. a push for
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a long time in germany to deal with the by easing number of covert infections and relieve its overburdened healthcare system. and supporting farmers the government steps in and bans exports to help local production. and support justin rose is around one leader at the masters the english man a sports shots clear at the 1st major tournaments of the season. we begin this news are in vienna where talks to revive the 2015 iran nuclear deal have resumed so far the u.s. and iran have been communicating directly european officials are relaying messages between the 2 hotels hosting their delegations president joe biden says he is ready
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to lift sanctions and reverse doldrums decision to pull out at the deal in $28.00 scene but 1st washington won't see ron to return to the full limits imposed on its nuclear program the arabian president says negotiations are on the right track but the u.s. state department says cautioning against expectations or of an immediate breakthrough . these talks have been described as constructive as businesslike as accomplishing what they set out to do. and that is true we would characterize it that way as well we would also however hasten to. not allow expectations to outpace where we are after all we have said this will be heart let's get more now from us said big he joins us from the arena on campus. suppose it's of noises from both sides really are we expecting anything significant by the
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end of today's talks. understand the talks have finished now and the iranians have said that they are serious but if they see that the other side isn't serious then there won't be a reason to continue those talks that there is some tough language coming out so far the iranian delegation the iranians position hasn't really changed they want all sanctions lifted before they make any steps in terms of their nuclear program and that's partly because they have to come back here to teheran to discuss with the supreme leader ayatollah ali how many who is a spiritual and political leader of the country because he will be he will be the one that finally signs off on any agreement but also the internal politics taking place as a presidential election coming up in june president hassan rouhani is turmel country 2nd term will come to an end and he doesn't want to be remembered as the president that resulted over a failed deal and he was unable to deliver on his promise of lifting getting those
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u.s. sanctions lifted the issue of the nuclear deal is expected to play play a major role in those presidential debates and the reformists are going to be attacked by the conservatives in the conservatives who dominate parliament they were never for the agreement in the 1st place so yes the president has and ronnie has said that he's optimistic but the final decision will will rest with the supreme leader indeed as so there's been none so important development those south korea says that iran has freed one of its oil tankers and the camps in iran seized the south korean flag ship back in january accusing its crew of oil pollution there's been tensions between the 2 sides south korea for $7000000000.00 worth of iran's money as part of the u.s. sanctions no asset iran has no release the south korean ship that it's been holding
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says january does this have anything to do with the negotiations currently underway in vienna. well the ring in official position is that this this ship has been released because the prosecutor looked at the case and because the ship and his crew didn't have any prior infringements of the polluting they let it go but it is a coincident quintillions isn't it these talks are taking place in vienna and at the same time towards the end of those talks iran releases this ship it could be a goodwill gesture could be a signal to the united states and the europeans that iran is willing to take steps if they are serious but also we're hearing that the south korean prime minister may be visiting iran to meet with president rouhani but on both both cases iran is not going to admit that this is a political reason as far as iran is concerned the prosecutor's looked at the case and it has nothing to do with the talks in vienna or the possibility of the south
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korean prime minister visiting the country. breyer's up his aides from the iranian capital tehran thank us said. now there are several sticking points for both countries to reestablish trust and return to that deal the major one is who goes 1st u.s. doesn't want to lift sanctions until it's easier on returning to the terms of the 2015 deal with its nuclear activities but iran says it won't scale back until economic sanctions are lifted is creating an impasse and that is only the beginning for the united states issues like iran's ballistic missile program or its interference in the middle east are also on the list of all teheran wants the u.s. to prove it can be trusted in the long term and not swim with every new administration let's get more now from terry gross in vienna he is the former heads of the verification and security policy coordination office at the international
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atomic energy agency also known as the i e 8 it's great to speak with you today there were concerns that many of the sanctions that donald trump administration and pulls would permanently deem real any attempt to get the deal back on track was this an overreaction do you think that the trump sanctions. sanctions can in fact be overcome. well spencer trump was very clever he had both sanctions on iran both in terms of the nuclear file but also in terms of terrorism to make sure that any successor of his find it very difficult to completely reverse the sanction nonetheless question by biden has quite a bit of a part of the to use executive orders to suspend certain sanctions even if he cannot lift them from iran's point of view they argued that the j.c.b.
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away when it was signed in july 2015 was front end loaded meaning iran needed to 1st take steps curbing its nuclear program and then they would get sanctions relief and their view is that that sanctions relief never really came neither from the u.s. side nor from the european union side and so this time around they want to see the removal of sanctions 1st before they start delivering on scaling back that nuclear program cities think as the idea like come here would be going back to the j. c.p.u. as it was pre trump or do you think both parties are going to want to trying for then these extra elements of the united states for example trying to get more behavioral changes from iran and from the iranian perspective trying to secure their own assurances. well there on the years have sat back to the
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daily as it was negotiated in 2015 as the deal that they will return to and these other issues are regional behavior human rights cetera missiles are not on the table now fortunately robert malley who is the leader of the u.s. negotiations here in vienna he has said publicly as far as that given to staff and that he and he understands that both sides need to return to the 2015 agreement and deal separately with these other issues that just interference in regional affairs of the stick missiles and so on and iran is not the only country in the region with a list of missiles you have saudi arabia you have israel. so dealing with missile is not going to be a simple matter what do you think we should be looking out for in the days and weeks ahead and how can we judge if concrete progress has been made so or indeed if only there sites in this negotiation has quote unquote one.
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well what i understand is that the 2 sides have broad contours of the discounting in terms of the 2 working groups that they established when they started meeting on monday this week one on the removal of sanctions and one on iran implementation of the nuclear restraint but what i also your although i cannot confirm whether this is necessarily true or not that there will need to be some higher level of engagement possibly up to miscarry level involving secretary lincoln on the u.s. side and foreign minister zarif on the iran fight whether this would be a face to face meeting in vienna or an online discussion but that it would need to be kicked upstairs to the higher political authority to iron out the final details ok try to get yourself thank you so much for sharing your insights and your
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analysis with us here on al-jazeera we appreciate it. and you. can see more still to come on this news are including people who are voting in djibouti where the president a seeking a 5th term here for the tiny country on the red sea such a huge impacts. healthy person subjected to what mr boyd was subject would have done as a result of the subject. dr testifies that a lack of oxygen not to drugs killed storage for oil. and in sports the talk you olympic organizers say test events that interactions with cancellation. take place really are more from later in the show. in myanmar the military has pushed back its promise to hold an election within
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a year it's now says it will be held in 2 years the armed forces have been intensifying their crackdown by imposing more internet restrictions and a near information blackout that will make it harder for people to get images showing violence like this in the military is not limited fiber broadband services which was the only way we left for people to access the internet and it's a national pressure is growing on the military the u.s. is impose sanctions on myanmar as maine state owned jam company that's an important source of income for the generals in the u.k. as made an offer of safe haven to myanmar as former ambassador choice will mean what i it's of his embassy in london on wednesday after criticizing ferries coup 18 ambassadors to the country of call for the restoration of democracy in a joint statements let's get more now from scott hardware he's covering those
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developments from banco org scott the military has now says we're going to have elections in 2 years rather than one what more of we learned from that press conference i mean it suggests that they do seem to be feeling this pressure does it . yeah very interesting because you know we've heard you know pretty soon after the coup took place on february 1st the joint to head announce that they will aim to have elections at some point soon then they floated the idea of a being taken place within a year then we heard kind of one year or 2 year but definitively now they're saying within 2 and in 2 years there will be an election held now you need to put a little bit of context on this because. when the joint to took power when they staged this coup they said they did that because of election fraud back in november that on sunday suit cheese the end of the party the end of the one in
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a landslide they said jones the military leaders the general said that there was fraud in that election and so that's why they had to take over the government now they are saying that there will be another election in 2 years yet and again it's kind of interesting because they have been very unclear about a timeline now they're saying within 2 years also in this press conference they were saying that they believe soon that the government will go back to fully operational in other words kind of like business as usual as are saying because they say that the protesters in the civil disobedience movement is waning down that it's winding down that there's not as many people going out on the streets we know that that's not their numbers might not be as high as they once were several weeks ago but we do know that the protesters are still going out several cities across me and more today we know for sure outside of yang gone to the south of yangon in an area we know that it became violent today and that at least 4 people were killed in this crackdown by the security forces some social media some on social media are
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saying that it could possibly be even more than that a few dozen so it is still going on even though the the judge is saying that things are winding down they expect the government to be operate operating normally right now the people are still going out and they are still protesting that they are still going ahead and they are saying that this latest stage to crack it's a set to be imposed by the jinsa that really is going to make it hard to get information ice of the country but also share information within the country itself . absolutely hala one of the reasons that justice has focused on these 1st mobile data networks they shut those down or really curbed the use of that connectivity from mobile devices that was mainly because of that's the way one of the main ways social media and other mechanisms other messaging platforms or the ways that the protestors communicated with each
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other so just to focused on that and they steadily have been eroding the connectivity in the country and we've seen this latest step. 5 or broadband connections that's the next that's the next stage that they're looking at and to really curb so that's why they're saying that and get as you mentioned it's very critical yes communicating with each other but then also us being able to see the outside world being able to see what's going on in the country but now also how the outside world has been reporting on what's going on in the country and that's because they're starting to take satellite dishes away from homes and actually even saying in some areas it's illegal telling the people they have to turn their satellite dishes into the police stations here a very troubling situation indeed scott hi glad they're keeping across all the details for us from bangkok thank you scott. i've always saying is underway in djibouti 73 year old. is seeking a 5th term in office he's been in power for 22 years no position posses a point courses the votes will djibouti sits on one of the world's busiest trading
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routes at the crossroads messina africa and the of rape in peninsula and it hosts several military bases which means foreign powers are watching politics very closely indeed catherine sony reports. many people in djibouti say they already know who will win the election president a smile on mar galli has been the country's leader for 2 decades and he's hoping for another run he changed the constitution in 2010 scrapping time limits while also introducing an age limit of $75.00 he's now $73.00. his political rallies with a campaign platform of continued to have been attended by thousands of supporters he says he still has much to accomplish in this country of 1000000 people. we are a small country we need to regroup to build our country and to share benefits but also continue to defend peace in our country he is
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a desert nation but strategically placed in the horn of africa and on one of the wards b.z.'s trade routes is that a crossroads between africa and i reagan peninsula and the president has exploited this geographical advantage by investing heavily in ports and other infrastructure his plan is to transform djibouti into africa's largest trade and logistics hub the country has also attracted foreign military bases including the u.s. several from europe china and japan but many g. bush owns are poor and unemployment rates are high the president has also been accused of cracking down on his opponents in the past few years something this man wants to change zaccaria is only challenger he's an independent candidate and widely seen as a political novice who has not been campaigning march. is challenging for me to compete again is the president because he's been in power for so long but i believe
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in the promises are making to the people the big government as never really purities them all the other more established opposition leaders have boycotted the poor claiming it will not be free and fair. face potus last year but analysts say any opposition is fragmented and disenfranchised. well let's head across catherine and she's following the election for us from the kenyan capital my room my room is katherine harris that vote progress segments over. let me just start by telling you what i'm hearing from my colleagues in djibouti who have spoken to some mobs we have several observer missions in djibouti the african union has sent of. east africa regional bloc. league and so one when the observers are saying that so far so good things are progressing
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smoothly we have a had. opposition candidate. far saying that in some polling stations he's agents being blocked from accessing but not widespread complaints from many people and a lot of people who are standing in line waiting to vote really are basing their expectations around president gala they say they don't expect any surprises they are saturday and he's going to win and when we talk about you know the excitement of this election in the in the lead up to voting day we haven't seen much excitement point in color and emotions like we see in other countries perhaps because people expect the outcome of the president winning only the president has been campaigning seriously his main challenger mr far has not been campaigning much in fact i'm told that he's only had 3 political rallies he's only attended 3
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rallies so a lot of people really saying that the opposition which has been quoted election analyst saying that if even if the opposition leaders had participated in the election they wouldn't have expected much of a change because opposition appears divided weak and disenfranchised catherine live for us from nairobi thank you catherine. the nigerian army says 10 soldiers and an officer have been killed in an attack in central benue state they were supported there to tackle local armed groups in the last 6 years and hundreds of people have been killed in violence between farmers and cattle herders in the region and in the north and continuous state 5 students have been released after they were kidnapped from a primary school last month it's act as the latest in a string of abductions from schools in northern nigeria that's also of 39 college students were taken by armed men the remaining 29 students remain in captivity.
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than in is gearing up for a presidential election on sunday and has one of the strongest economies in west africa but the pandemic is having an impact eastern border with its biggest trading trading partner nigeria has been caused the past 18 months the degrees signs are it what that is meant for traders in the commercial border town of summer. has been selling 2nd one cause for more than 10 years in. a border town between binny and nigeria. he says he's never lost so much income as he did in the past year. we are totally paralyzed ships that was supposed to bring in gods aren't coming as they used to those who buy from us are gone many employees have lost our jobs lives so hard for everyone involved in this business most of our clients are nigerians we don't see much of them these days they come and see has lost its value and it's no
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longer profitable for them to buy. what i preach been in imports $25000.00 cars a month while the vehicles are meant for countries like malaysia chardin booking a fossil 80 percent of them end up in nigeria but this is what the impact of covered 19 and an 18 month long border closure by nigeria been in recorded a 2.3 percent growth. the slowdown is in commerce transport agriculture and hospitality industry been is an important maritime help for many west african countries like booking a parcel chad and the general public a substantial part of its revenue comes from cargoes of cars like this but in the last year revenues on exports have snow due to covered 19 and nigeria shutting its borders these cars have been sitting here for months waiting for buyers. are pulling near for you know important supplies medical equipment to clients and been
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am and beyond is as prospects for recovery are bright. with so many vaccines now in play there is hope that the covert 1000 pandemic can be contained quickly this will help revive business activities. but it's the poor who are mostly affected incomes and jobs have disappeared for many inflation has also doubled from 0.9 percent in 2019 to 2 percent last year still one of the lowest in the region but rising employment and poverty are raising concerns about an economy that's the envy of many countries in west africa committee drees al jazeera semi on the bin in nigeria border. iraq is spamming some food imports in an attempt to support its own farmers but there are days the move will help local production and some wonderful teen reports from baghdad. iraq's bin harvest is in full swing and to support local farmers the government has imposed
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restrictions on imports of been some 23 other agricultural products during harvest season the absence of cheap competition from iraq's neighbors iran and turkey has allowed farmers to get a better prices but it's not enough to scale up production to meet local demand i don't listen to that idea because a lot but who knows tractors we need to use water pumps and if the government wants to support us we should provide which are too expensive and really boy. farmers should be entitled to subsidise seeds and fertilizer but in reality they can be difficult to obtain if you don't have good connections within the government there's also no proper irrigation system which means these farmers struggle during the summer. but not of there's one water park from the tigris river that recently everyone just comes and taps the park to divert the water when we don't comply and nothing happens. productivity the ministry of agriculture wants to attract
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investment. but the lack of stability in iraq is the fact that the agricultural sector investment has been slow we'd like to rely on investment and technology to improve develop production in terms of quality and quantity. but the government's protectionist policies risk alienating current and potential investors turkey imports around $2500000000.00 worth of agricultural produce each year but it also has direct investment in the sector the potential investors will look into it very few of. requirements and. conditions in the market but 1st and foremost of course they will look into the inflow of goods they will need some inputs to saw i don't think that any potentially western would like the idea of let's say facing . bands or raising of terri. in an
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unpredictable menu. but in the markets of baghdad you can find some imported vegetables highlighting the government's limited ability to control its own borders produce is still being smuggled in from neighboring countries these terrorists for example have been crossing illegally from neighboring iran a trickle down the price traders say the price hikes have reduced the amount of many people struggling to afford basic necessities. seem awful to an al-jazeera. still ahead on our own does iraq the violence still so fierce in northern on its you can see what's causing the worst rioting in years and find out why mexico's government is working hard to calm fears about its the astra zeneca vaccine. and we'll hear from the 4 time olympic champion he's already making plans for the 2824
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games in paris. we've got more spring snow in the full cost across parts of here if we've got to the cold air which has made its way down across hungry rumania we see some snow into the parts of grace pushing across turkey more snow sweeping in across the northwest well through the british isles through good parts of scandinavia northerly winds tucking in behind and then over towards the west for good measure we've got cloud and rain tumbling in from the atlantic some wet weather surging through spite imports go a good parts of france but a lot of countries seeing some very heavy rain we'll see some wet weather grassy making its way in across parts of germany sinking further south which as we go through sunday some heavy burst of rain there too good parts of france turning to
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snow as it moves across the alps and we'll see cooler air just tucking in behind so the arctic blast that's back in the mix as we go on through sunday central areas losey dry we will see more snow the eastern side of. the street winds still in play across the eastern side of the mediterranean just moving away from the far north east of africa 21 celsius in cairo on saturday 23 degrees here as we go on through sunday prior to skies coming back and showers across the far northwest with a chance of rain for northern areas of morocco and algeria. xenophobia violent and beating the drum for an ethnic civil war in the heart of europe. generation identity was at one time the fastest growing organization on the continent now watch the investigation that led to the french
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government banning the group. generation hate. part 2 of a special 2 part investigation on. when freedom of the press is under threat demonstrators and journalists are dealing with internet outages police intimidation and charges of said dishes on the state line becomes the default media namely images that lead to the day that it came to these days and just how day and create a new sense makes it hard for people to know what's real and what's not step outside the mainstream shift the focus covering the way the news this covered the listening posts on a. this
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is al jazeera a quick reminder of the top stories this hour another day of talks to revive the 2015 iran nuclear deal has wrapped up in vienna so far the u.s. and iran have been communicating in tone directly president joe biden says he is ready to lift sanctions if iran returns to the full limits imposed on its nuclear program leaders will meet again next week to hurt further negotiations and quite unstable in myanmar the military has pushed back its promise to hold an election within a year now he says nations will be held in 2 years beyond forces have imposed more internet restrictions in the near information blackouts and voting is underway in djibouti 73 year old is mobile market where he is seeking a 5th term in office he's been in power for 22 years main parties a boycott of the votes. that has been another nights of street violence in the
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northern ireland capital belfast this is the 40. first. protesters threw projectiles at riot police who responded with water cannon arrest began a week ago it's mostly been blamed on probe written youths or tensions have been simmering caused by exit trade issues and they got worse after a decision not to prosecute republican votes in politicians for violating a coronavirus a law saying well for more on this we're joined by dominic bryan he's a professor of anthropology at queen's university belfast it's great to have you with us on the news hour depends on which twitter pages your followers say it's hard to know what this is really a base is this about breck said shen fein funerals or paramilitary criminality what was causing this week of violence in belfast well you go in with really obvious
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reasons and i think it's fair to say that when you have street violence like this there often are more than what reasons it's precisely the coming together of a number of issues over time that has produced this sort of impact it's probably important to put it in some context in that there is a long history of violence as you'll be aware in northern ireland and there's a long history of street violence and at the moment i would have to say although this can look a little bit spectacular levels or rather loads only in 2 or 3 areas and it hasn't reached just sort of levels that you would have seen it 2012 back in the 90 ninety's so that moment i would say it was still relatively limited but it does indicate that there are new stresses that haven't been there over recent years what are those new. tresses then and how do you get about fixing this problem
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because those here i saw in the streets throwing projectiles the police 74 of whom have been injured in this past week they're talking about betrayal so he's he's being betrayed and he's betraying them and how do you fix this ultimately. so he was the interesting and i suppose quite complex element to this that the major part of the writing is coming from what we would call unionist or loyalist de areas those are people who want to remain a part of the united kingdom so if you like they are other to put it another way the pro-state supporters who want to remain british are right and yet of course they are at the moment attacking the state and it and it underlines a deep seated problem that you feel that they are their issues issues
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that they have are being ignored and that they were lunching ship with the united kingdom is becoming weaker and as you mentioned at the start of your introduction that is partly come about because the bracks it process which most of them supported hasn't delivered what they felt they would have wanted which might have been either a border in the oil or on the island of ireland rather it's deliberate a customs border in in the irish sea their part i separated northern ireland in certain respects from united kingdom and they that adds on to a sense that they have had over recent years that their sense of cultural identity is being ignored now i could give you many examples of how that's not true but this is the perception that exists amongst some of these groups that we with i heard the arguments for breaks it backwards and forwards over the last kid knows how many here is there is no solution that will satisfy everyone we're seeing the
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fireworks erupting in northern ireland some people were warned that this could happen is this inevitable is this going to lead back to the bad old days of the seventy's eighty's and ninety's or is there a way out of it. i think there's 2 answers it was inevitable i think that the bricks it solution was going to cause major problems any of us looking at how bricks it was being delivered could see that for northern ireland there were all sorts of problems however i do think we are not the same society as we were 50 years ago when the what gets called the troubles started reagan 20 years go to in the peace process we have for example catholics and nationalists of much more integrated into the elements of society such as policing the law or civil society civil servants we have much less inequality there map basis so i don't think the
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basis for the sorts of levels of violence people might remember took part in the do took place in the past is there so we are not the same society and i wouldn't describe us as being in danger of a return to what we had in the past well let's certainly hope not said dominick brian unfortunately we're out of time but great to get your thoughts thank you so much for joining us from belfast. well he's going it's an epidemic and an international embarrassment president joe biden has outlined his 1st moves to reduce u.s. gun violence he admits the measures are limits and you need the support of congress to achieve more ambitious goals or white house correspondents can be home more. in the absence of meaningful gun control laws passed by congress and in response to recent mass shootings in the states of georgia and colorado u.s. president joe biden unveiled
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a series of executive actions to curb gun violence gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it's an international barrier the executive actions include regulations on so-called ghost guns weapons assembled from parts that lack serial numbers purchasers of void background checks so when they show up at a crime scene they can't be traced also prohibited pistol stabilizing braces reportedly used by the mass shooter last month in colorado and red flag regulations allowing families to petition the course to confiscate weapons if a person is deemed dangerous i've held hands with the hands of parents who have lost a child gun control advocates see the executive actions as an important 1st step but not enough the notion that somebody can walk down a city street in my hometown richmond virginia with an assault rifle attached to
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their back is just you know unacceptable and unnecessary as a senator biden helped pass legislation to ban assault weapons back in 1994 but it expired 10 years later he's urging congress to act to reinstate the ban the 1904 act had a positive effect on public safety enforcing these actions if confirmed biden's pick to head the bureau. alcohol tobacco and firearms david shipman he's a former federal agent but also a gun control advocate making his nomination controversy with firearm supporters. biden took on his conservative critics arguing his actions do not infringe on a person's 2nd amendment right to bear arms under the u.s. constitution the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things you recommend contrary to the constitution the u.s. president is also calling on congress to pass laws ending immunity for gun
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manufacturers making it possible for victims of gun violence to sue gun manufacturers in court joe biden calls this one of his top priorities can really help get al-jazeera the white house. germany's health minister is calling for a nationwide locked surge in corona virus infections sponsons the measures should last for as long as a month you also once nighttime curfews intensive care units across germany are filling up fast and there are concerns that if this continues it could overwhelm the health system well stephanie decker joins us now live from berlin stephanie at the beginning of this pandemic germany was hailed as having the situation under control and being one of the countries to follow in their debates and locked sones
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what's going on. it's a very different picture now it is the 3rd wave as you mentioned the numbers have been steadily increasing and there's really no uniform decision or policy when it comes to lockdown of course germany is ruled by decentralized federal system so you have 16 states they're all in charge of their own health system so what we've been seeing out of for example is to remind you child so i'm going to call for a strict lockdown over easter while she went back about 24 hours later apologizing to the german public so what you have right now is a situation where there is no uniform lockdown decisions people are frustrated even speaking to germans who will tell you that nothing is clear one day they say one thing well next day they say the next you refer to that press conference so this is now what's being debated and i think interestingly angler merkel was supposed to be meeting with the leaders of the 16 states on monday that's been perspire however there does seem to be agreement that perhaps the central government will be given more powers when it comes to imposing lockdown rules on the states if the numbers
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of corona virus infections go over a certain number that is going to be put to the cabinet on tuesday but certainly the bigger picture here is one of very little control over what is an increasingly . you know pandemic the 3rd wave and as you said the warning was i.c.u. beds could run out in the next month if the lockdowns didn't get imposed and people wonder. it's of the law could be the vaccine. is the vaccine going in germany. well that's been another slow process by the slow delivery of vaccines from europe hampered by questions over the blood clotting its side effects of the astra zeneca no one positive change i think we can say is that g.p.'s local doctors have now been given the vaccine to be able to vaccinate their patients in their errors that is seen a massive increase in the people being vaccinated over the last couple of days just
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yesterday the number being put at over 700000 so this is a positive but again massive challenges remain i think interesting lead german is also talking about potentially talking to the russians about acquiring the sputnik vaccine that is something that europe so far hasn't done and also but the germans are saying that it will only do that if the european medicine association gives it the all clear but certainly again it just shows you how challenging still the situation remains a very challenging situation indeed stephanie decker there live for us and berlin thank you steph south korea is reimposing bans on my karaoke bars and one time and sustainment facilities is still the case current scenario to 3 months high the new restrictions are set to come into effect on monday and will last for 3 weeks north korea's leader has acknowledged his country is facing what he calls the worst ever situation partly because of the pandemic kim jong un made the comments during
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a meeting of the governing party he compared the challenges to the famine of 1990 that killed hundreds of thousands of people can also blame the economic problems on u.s. led sanctions on last year's natural disasters. mexico says it will continue to use astra zeneca as covert 19 vaccine despite some countries suspending its use after reports of blood clots the european union's drug regulators said on wednesday the vaccine may cause a quote very rare cases mineral republic reports live from mexico city. despite international concerns over the c.p. of the astra zeneca vaccine mexican political leaders are trying to settle the doubts that many have about receiving the jam correspondent asked a cynic yes i will be receiving the astra zeneca vaccine it's been proven that the risks are minimal compared to the benefits. and while mexican health officials have
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said they are investigating claims by britain's joint committee on vaccination and immunization over a possible link between the astra zeneca vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder there is no plan to suspend its use was in business but in kill enough in short relax there's no scientific evidence that suggests a high risk of thrombosis from the astra zeneca vaccine therefore in a majority of countries where it's been used it will continue to be used. latin america is one of the worst hit regions in the world by the pandemic and many countries have struggled to secure contracts with vaccine manufacturers the astra zeneca vaccine is largely considered latin america's most viable vaccine option with both mexico and argentina signing agreements with the pharmaceutical giant to produce and distribute the vaccine across all of latin america. despite safety concerns from european regulators the consensus from health experts in latin america is that the benefits outweigh the risks so this isn't unusual so this is
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not. regulated. regulated. like groups individual countries decide how best. to stop bad knowledge of the act or genealogy. segments artists in their own. will some countries of the world have put a hold on their use of the astra zeneca vaccine most latin american countries just seem willing to take whatever they can get and for a region that continues to face the darkest days of the pandemic it may be that suspending the use of the astra zeneca vaccine is a luxury latin americans simply cannot afford. al-jazeera mexico city. has also has in france italy rejected claims that george ford's drug use and
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underlying health problems caused his death long and critical care specialist dr martin toben testified that floyd died from a lack of oxygen of all being penned to the pavement with a knee on his neck the trial of former police officer derrick show vun was shown animations of him and 2 other officers holding for the day and juror in the arrest alan fischer reports now from minneapolis. focus on this this was a significant day in court a phase of testimony covering important medical evidence the 1st witness martin to open a doctor with more than 40 years experience a pulmonologist a breathing expect mr floyd died from a low level of oxygen and this caused damage to his brain that we see and it also caused. a rift that caused his heart to stop how mr floyd pinned to the ground restrained by police simply couldn't get enough breath to survive that bane forces that are going to lead to the shallow
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breath are going to be that he's turned prone on the street that he has the handcuffs in place combined with the street and then that he has a knee on his neck and then that he has a knee on his back and on his side dr toobin reviewed all the video and concluded that after he taken his last breath the police continued to pin george floyd done for a further 3 minutes that's the moment the life whose body. the defense argued that drugs taken by george floyd was a significant factor in his death increasing his carbon dioxide level in his blood not so says the doctor what you're seeing is that the increase in his carbon dioxide that is found in the emergency room is so explained by part you expect to happen in somebody who doesn't have an event ration given to him for 9 minutes and 50 seconds under cross-examination dr toben acknowledged he had
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a lot of time to analyze the events of may last year but derek chauvin was acting in reacting to events as they happened he dismissed some of the questions from the defense trying to poke holes in what was a compelling testimony throughout the jury paid close attention to the doctor many making notes the defense team including derek. good to see a forensic toxicologist told the court there were traces of drugs in georgia system but nothing that was alarming the result to be consistent with the prescription tell us about is that right yes agree with that he considered a low level of methamphetamine yes. the final question for dr toben again concerned georgia boy's drug use he said that those who suffered the fentanyl overdose went into a coma 1st george floyd never did alan fischer at the derrick children murder trial in minneapolis. of people living near
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a volcano on the caribbean island of st vincent's are being ordered from their homes as it shows signs overwrought saying roughly 16th size and people live in the so-called red zone around less superior volcano giving sense to nearby islands shelters and even cruise ships for safety last month says in 1979 but a previous one in 1902 killed more than $1500.00 people. so to come here on al-jazeera we'll have the sport for you and learn more about the gopher with plenty to celebrates the 1st major tournaments of the season foreign will be here with your sports after the break.
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it's time for the sports here's how i think so much justin rose is around one leader at the masters the englishman is 4 shots clear at the 1st major of the season after many of the world's best players had some problems on the opening day at augusta national chorus eddie richardson reports. justin rose has a u.s. open title and the olympic gold medal in his back catalogue but the masters has so far eluded him a 7 under par opening round of 65 has put the englishman 4 shots clear at the top of the leaderboard. a finish that had looked unlikely for the 40 year old when he was over after 7 holes. you
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can't win the golf tournament today in the 65 because when it's a day you can only probably lose its day obviously and i was very aware in couple over through 7 that things were you know didn't hit the panic button yet but a kind of reset just prior to that and i just thought if i can get myself back around even par you know that be a good day's work. jordan spaeth arrived in or gust to having just won the texas open a triple bogey on the 9th wasn't in his master's plan. but the 2015 champion was able to regain his composure and he finished on one under par on the. defending champion and world number one dustin johnson is too over. on
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a. well price and to schomberg stated aim of overpowering the course didn't quite work out he finished up on for over. 4 time major champion rory mcilroy hit the same school on his own father's leg with this way which shots just perfect shot of his dad strip. but i think he was ok i don't think it and went away walked away pretty swiftly so that was. england's tommy fleetwood wasn't having a great day and so this happened on the 16th. was. a hole in one movie came up to 2 over par on the richardson al-jazeera. and the n.b.a. the miami heat to feed the l.a. lakers as le bron james missed his 10th game in a row due to injury jimmy butler scored 28 points from miami while a victor oladipo added 18 more leading the heat 211-2104 when
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the lakers have now lost 6 of their past 10 games and i'm dropped down to assist in the western conference. in the front of my mind you know i'm only thinking about the next game you know whatever that takes you know that's that's what it's really like a 48 hour reset you know every 2 days like how do we win the next game you know there on a stretch we just got to get as many wins as we can. manchester united are in sight of the europa league semifinals united beating spanish side granada to nail in spain with goals from marcus rushford and bruno fernandez but united will be missing 3 key players for the return leg due to suspensions it was a important goal of course the 2nd one there was one little lead loose in 3 places it's not a good position to be in. i don't think we deserved those 5 yellow cards or how
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many we got 4 or 5 but that's. all that's happened. roma came back from a goal down to beat 4 time european champions i axed she won and arsenal were held to a 11 draw at home by slavia prague. olympic organizers are hoping test events that had been threatened with cancellation will now take place and that the torch relay can continue but the upcoming osaka leg of the relay won't take place on a public road is due to coronavirus next month's qualifying events in diving and artistic swimming could still be staged in tokyo games organizers are in talks with swimming as world governing body boat coated safety measures for visiting athletes . american gymnast simone biases hinted paris not tokyo maybe her last olympics the 4 time gold medalist has 2 french coaches who are pushing her to stay in the sport until the 2024 games. honestly right now i need
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focus is the olympic games and then after i have been touring that we've put together so i'm really excited to go around the u.s. the girls and do that $36.00 city tour in afterwards i'm not so sure because seal and moronic are from parents and so they've kind of means at least being a specialist in coming back but you know the main goal is 2021 olympic star tour and they will have. i'm grown up reivers has resulted in the trauma bluejays making some baseball history canada's only major league franchise have become the 1st team to play home openers in 3 different cities over 3 consecutive seasons border restrictions mean the blue jays are based in dayton florida for now last season jays played home games and buffalo they lost this outing against chills to 5. ok and that is all your support for now hala back to you here very much indeed far without wraps up this new search to keep it here and i'll just say something say
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