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between the wealthier and the poor from around the world the man who knelt on his neck in his friend the week in a minneapolis corporal where the court was selecting jurors to decide if he should be convicted of murder. 0. hello i'm. watching the news hour live from london coming up in the next 60 minutes tributes pouring in for prince philip the husband of persons queen elizabeth who has died at the age of 99. mr floyd use a firm no did not cause the do or not restraint his heart disease did not cause the
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to subdue all of the not restrained. medical experts testify that george floyd died from a lack of oxygen after being restrained by minneapolis police officers as the trial of derek show of an end to its 10th day. also coming up protest isn't security forces battle and mayhem are as the u.n. ambassador calls on the international community to use all necessary means to protect his people. and online giant amazon is ease off a landmark push to form the company's 1st union as workers it's an alabama warehouse vote against the proposal. with all the sporting clothing european football governing body u.s. has confirmed that aid to host cities full of this summer 2020 will allow fans to tend the games.
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welcome to the program our top story this hour flags are flying at half mast in the u.k. and tributes from around the world a pouring in for prince philip the juke of edinburgh who has died at the age of 99 when elizabeth husband was praised for supporting the 1000 year old mana key as it began to reinvent itself in the 21st century but he was also criticized for making offensive remarks his life span nearly a century of european history spending more than 7 decades at the side of the u.k.'s longest serving monic paul brennan has more now from london. the official notice of prince philip's death is posted at the gates of buckingham palace the prince had died peacefully on friday morning at windsor castle it concluded the royal family joined with people around the world in mourning his loss the prime minister was among the 1st to pay tribute to prince philip on the affection of generations here in the united kingdom across the commonwealth and
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around the world like the expert carriage driver that he was he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so that remains an institution indisputably vital to the balance and happiness of our national life. the duke of edinburgh witnessed 1st hand as britain's global empire was replaced in the 20th century by the current commonwealth of nations and now statements of condolence have come from across the continent he was a little guy. you know. his life to the service you know any good little girl who are. miserable everybody throws all. india's narendra modi praise the princes distinguished career in the military and his many community service initiatives and the zimbabwean president emerson man and god sent his deepest condolences prince philip will be remembered as a champion for young people a decorated naval officer a dedicated philanthropist and
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a constant in the life of queen elizabeth the 2nd. after more than 70 years at the queen side prince philip was the longest serving royal consulate in british history from the moment they got married he support the queen he was one step behind and this was a man who could have had an absolutely stellar career in the navy gave up that job and supported the queen for the next more than 70 years in the streets of the british capital the news of his death was greeted with genuine sadness and respect the queen had been married for a bit 70 is e n t he's an existing really sad my man you know we know he'd been the off the file long time any history to say the prince's body will lie in rest at the royal residence windsor castle the funeral service will also be healthy in st george's chapel in accordance with the prince's wishes it will not be a state funeral with a military procession but a much more private and intimate occasion a fitting ceremony for a man who spent so many years in
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a supporting role largely avoiding the limelight and attention that the british royals attract. al-jazeera. we're joined now by were chalons who is outside buckingham palace and laurie's who hearing that tributes have been coming in from world leaders politicians and of course members of the royal family how have people been reflecting on the life of prince philip. well i think it would be wrong to say that the united kingdom is a country that's united in grief this is a place where yes there is in certain sections of society much love for the royal family but there are also fairly strong republican currents here people for whom the royal family makes them indifferent they're not interested in either way so i think for plenty of people the news of the passing of prince philip will be no more or less important to them than the passing of any other 99 year old man that they didn't know but there of course there are people who believe strongly in
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the royal family is a core institution of the united kingdom they are largely people on the more conservative or right wing sections of society certainly there are parts of the press the right leaning printed press that will be full of tributes to prince philip over the following days and i think for them this is a moment of genuine sadness that this is a man who they had deep respect for a man who they had looked up to for many years for his as we have been just been talking about as poor was saying in his report for his devoted service not just to his wife the queen but also to his country. right and what we know that there is not going to be a state funeral for prince philip that leave only so. what arrangements are there likely to be. yeah we understand it was prince philip's wishes that there
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shouldn't be a state funeral and that prince philip's wishes that he should not lie in state. but of course there is the issue of. the plans that had been put in place for this eventuality by people in buckingham palace. having to be redrawn because of the restrictions that the united kingdom is currently under with coronavirus the fact that legally you cannot have a funeral of more than 30 people at the moment so the previous plans that had been in place for you know crowds lining the streets just have been shoulder to shoulder processions military parades that kind of thing that's not going to happen what we are likely to see although we don't know the details quite yet is that his funeral will take place at windsor castle it will be small mainly just family we
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don't know yet even whether his grandson harry will be coming over we understand that he is putting plans in place to return to the united kingdom from the united states. though we know that he has been in here and had differences with his family here in recent months. knows maybe put aside for him to come back but much of the funeral arrangements we don't know for sure quite what is going to be ok thank you very much from buckingham palace for a challenge. so joining me now via skype professor anna whitelock she is a royal historian author professor of history of history and mauna kea at royal holloway university of london tell us 1st how the jews of that embryo is likely to be remembered how would you describe his legacy. he lived a phenomenal life and for all the plaudits that the queen's rightly gets for her.
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constancy the unprecedented length of her brain and the amount of this is that is entailed so to those plaudits must also be extended to prince philip he has been there from the very beginning indeed he was the man who broke the news to then princess it is a birth of her father's death and the fact that she now became queen and he's been there ever since one or 2 steps behind a time of course in the 1940 s. and fifty's where men were very much the dominant partner in marriage she was fit at least in the context of the more nicky the. playing 2nd fiddle to his wife he was very much the boss although of course it's true to say that the royal family was very much his preserve he was the patriarch behind closed doors there he did it
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he did hold sway so i think he's legacy will be one of the support and this he showed over decades to the queen but also he's own accomplishments 1st of course in the in the navy he gave up an incredible navy career to take on his responsibilities alongside the queen but then over the course of his life as prince philip and of course he is the the longest serving prince consort this is the you know longest marriage in will history so remarkable on record breaking. and incredibly head to face times in many ways and i think that's also what people are beginning to realize today but it's the younger people his concerns around the environment and around industrial design things that we now see is very much. part of our discourse but he sported the audacity. and i was just
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curious about a human being there that he played a unique role particularly given the context of the time also a controversial figure i'm i'm just curious to get your assessment on the reaction abroad particularly in commonwealth countries what of course it's important to remember that phillip and the queen of course is head of state in 15 countries besides the united kingdom countries for him australia new zealand canada jamaica grenada countries and a number of other countries in the caribbean so for them they mourn phillip as as theirs as the as the husband of their head of state but more widely across the commonwealth of course that organization grew out of really the end of the british empire and that process of to colonize ation has very much been ushered in by the
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queen and prince philip and so you know the tributes that come from around the world around the comal of their paying tribute to him as as a figure of international significance and one that he's mourned in countries particularly that have the queen as the head of state in a very particular national way thank you very much professor and a white lark for joining us today appreciate it. the medical examiner who performed the only autopsy on george floyd has told a court that police actions and not drugs caused his death dr andrew baker told the trial of former minneapolis based off said derek show then that freud did have underlying health issues and evidence of drug use but he said neither was the
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primary cause of his death instead the events surrounding the arrest and the police use of neck restraint ultimately ended his life that chauvinism cues of the murder manslaughter of george floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes those events are going to cause stress hormones to pour out of your body specifically things like adrenaline and what that adrenaline is going to do is it's going to ask your heart to beat faster it's going to ask your body for more oxygen so that you can get through that alter cation and in my opinion the law enforcement subdual restraint in the neck compression was just more than mr floyd could take by virtue of those hard conditions you know mr floyd's use offense no did not cause the duel or neck restraint his heart disease did not cause the the subdual or the neck restraint or john hendren is following the case from minneapolis and he ducked
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under baker has been cross-examined by show vince defense lawyers how have they tried to undermine the position that it was a lack of oxygen that caused the death of george floyd. well day 10 has been gaveled to a close it was gaveled to a close with that witness you saw there dr andrew baker and it's been a tough day another tough day for the defense the defense has been trying to argue essentially 2 things that derrick chauvelin did not lead to the death of george floyd and that george floyd might have suffered from a drug overdose and they've gotten very little support for any of that for many of these witnesses and keep in mind it's the it's been the end of the prosecution's case that we're looking at here they haven't closed the effort they could soon and all of the witnesses we've seen so far are the witnesses called for the prosecution the defense will start their case likely early next week but they've gotten new support for that it one point the defense asked one of the witnesses today she said
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lying in a prone position isn't necessarily harmful in any way you could be lying on a beach in florida and then in redirect the prosecution simply asked george floyd wasn't lying on a beach in florida was he and the witness said no in fact as you mentioned the witnesses mentioned that george floyd had artery disease that he had some drugs in his system most of the people who have testified so far have testified that those drugs amounts were very small nobody has said that the drugs have contributed to his death in fact at one point when the medical examiner was asked about a previous comment he made suggesting that if george would have been found in a basement somewhere he might have ruled this an overdose and that medical examiner walked it back very quickly and said what i said was that if you were found in a locked room and i had no other information that might be it but we've already had testimony that george floyd had a significant tolerance for the drugs he was taking we had that from his girlfriend
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so really no help from the medical people there and a lot of very harmful testimony for the defense they're going to need to find a witness when they present the defense case that. say jovan didn't do this and that there is another likely cause of death beyond derek children's needs on george floyd's neck and so far the witnesses and said that is what caused his death you know misty restrictions on movement and access to the courtroom at this time for the crime to virus but what do we know about the developments inside the courtroom itself and particularly who else is present that. we had a little juror drama today early on one female juror was called in and questioned by the judge he asked if she had had any outside information about the trial she acknowledged that she turned on the television saw a lawyer and immediately turned it off said she didn't even know which side that
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lawyer was speaking from and then the judge said you got many texts from your mother in law and she acknowledged that she did get one that said it looks like a hard day today the reporter wasn't sure whether she said for the defense or not but in any case she'd gotten a text that related to the case of these women these jurors are not supposed to have any outside contact about the case and also we found a little change in the courtroom each direction over and the floyd family each have a chair in that courtroom and today rodney floyd was there for the floyd family but for the 1st time ever we saw someone sitting in the derek show and share the chair for his family or companion it was a woman of asian descent that is all we know no reason to believe that that was his wife a former beauty queen who left him shortly after this incident happened but in that courtroom we're all just starting to see sort of signs of strain that is that
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offense counts as losing his voice he's been taking a lot lozenges but the drama is a little less inside the courtroom than it was on that testimony chair. all right thank you very much john hendren following developments there for us as the trial continues in minneapolis joining me now is ronald sullivan a law professor and the director of criminal justice institute at the harvard law school he joins us from nice in massachusetts via skype and of course we heard derek show vins defense team focusing be today on george floyd's existing health conditions underlying health conditions tell us more about how they try to take a the the prosecution's position that it was it is. a lack of oxygen that caused the death of george floyd. well the defense did 2 things one they attempted and actually did point out that the medical examiners conclusion was
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different then the other expert witnesses that the government produced so the other said that it was x. fixie or due to lack of oxygen in this corner see if that it was the heart failing to stop as a function of stress from the officers so he pointed out the difference 2nd the fit's did a pretty good job of allowing or inviting the jury to allow for the possibility that there may have been other factors at play so they did a good job there unfortunately even though the 2 opinions were different the medical examiner versus the other experts both said that the death was caused by the police so the defense was not helped in that respect there were slightly
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different reasons for how it was caused but both say that was caused by the police interaction or intervention with george broida. you were telling me earlier about the significance of the the order of witnesses and most effective testimonies come when jerry's attention is strongest which is the beginning of the end of the trial absolutely primacy and recency are 2 fundamental concepts in trialogue jurors remember best what they hear 1st and what they hear last so to put it plainly we kill young people learning how to try cases start with a bang and in with the bang so the prosecution did a good job with that as well they they ended with a bang with the dr baker now they didn't really start with a bang unfortunately and i think the prosecution just forgot usually at the very beginning after you introduce an expert witness you ask you don't name what do you
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do did you review material in this case yes yes yes did you reach a conclusion yes what to a reasonable degree of medical certainty is your conclusion and then right up front you elicit that the death was caused by the police they forgot to do that i don't know why they didn't do it i don't know why perhaps it was an oversight perhaps they forgot but you should start with that and then in with that book and that and that's going to be the most effective in terms of what the jury remembers do we know yet if there is show that is going to take a stand. we do not in we won't know so a criminal defendant in the us has a constitutional right to remain silent the burden is on the government to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt the defendant does not have to testify the definitive stand silent could stand mute the entire time at the very end of the case before the
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defense wrists the judge on the record will ask mr sheldon do you want to testify it is his right and his right alone that the lawyer can give it vice but it is the accused is it is his right to testify or not to testify what most lawyers do is get a sense of how the trial is going if they think that they have to put their client on then they will be in really briefly it's a tricky situation when you talk to jurors after a trial when. the accused that not testify most jurors will say boy i really wanted to hear from the defendant but when you do put your client on and then talk to the jury after trial a lot of times they'll say geez i was with you on to your guy testified so it's a catch 22 in many ways you have to be really careful and you need a really good witness
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a well creepier witness if you're going to put your client on a thank you very much for that appreciate it ronald son of and joining us there from news in massachusetts and watching the news out live from london still ahead for you on the program ukraine's president on the front line is fears of a new confrontation with russia grow. one of africa's smallest and most strategically important countries holds a presidential election will be looking at the front runners there and then later in sport took at tokyo olympic organizers say test events that have been threaten with cancellation could still take place santa will be here but that story. being miles military saying they've sentenced $1000.00 people to death in the city of young gone for killing an associate of an army captain their report said the killing took place on march 27th and young gone it's the 1st time death sentences
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have been announced since the military seized power in february security forces a still cracking down on protesters rallying against the rescue workers say at least 4 people were killed in the southern city of boggo but local media say the actual death toll is higher rights groups meanwhile are saying more than 600 civilians have died since the protests began meanwhile the united nations security council has had fresh pleas from the people of myanmar for action to stop the military crackdown at an unofficial meeting of council members our diplomatic editor james base reports. as the military continues its crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy protesters there also now reneging on their own promises a spokesman for the june 2 says although at the time of the coup they pledged to hold elections in a year from now will take place for tomorrow use at the u.n. in new york a meeting was held to give security council ambassadors a picture of the deteriorating situation people feel though b.
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are left alone to fuse the brutal regime armed to its feet start from by the same international actors who prevent action the military nord are condemnations posing a test for the security. with the council well council are over language in yet another statement are we apt to save the lives of the people myanmar's u.n. ambassador who opposes the generals who called for a no fly zone an arms embargo and targeted sanctions. the the state action this meeting was organized by the u.k. all security council members were invited but it wasn't a formal security council meeting both china and russia which object to an official open meeting only sent low level diplomats not surprisingly both countries seem opposed to any sanctions on the generals we share the same concern and the main
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thrust of recent diplomacy has been in the region here earlier this week the indonesian foreign minister meeting her u.k. counterpart i'm told a meeting of the leaders of the 10 countries in the regional as the group is likely in indonesia in the next 2 weeks but how do you persuade the generals to talk and to give ground the un special envoy christine sharana bergen has had her permission to visit myanmar denied i'm told there are some countries that are contemplating the idea of appeasing the generals and giving them a few chill role in the governance of the country something that would appall human rights activists and those protesting on the streets james al-jazeera at the united nations pressure is invoking the threat of full scale fighting with ukraine as tensions in that disputed border regions rise present i don't appreciate spokesman says he's willing to protect civilians but the u.s. says the trip buildup is the largest since the invasion of crimea now as
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a misrata reports equations president. is that. a president in the trenches meeting soldiers on the front line rallying the troops for battle but it was nothing but a very little of the ukrainian leader dawned a wartime look for his visit to dawn boss in the east where russian military buildup along the border came after weeks of fighting with russian backed separatists the machine yet dissolved there is an escalation indeed in the donbass region we can see it servicemen can see that one is in chief and commanders can see that we understand that our boys are targeted by snipers there are 26 killed servicemen military do everything possible to defend our country and to hold ceasefire but when our soldiers are attacked and when there are casualties it is clear to everyone that the army responds. russian equipment and thousands of
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personnel are on the horizon russians are tearing out military drills along the border and pro russian rebel fighters are taking up positions in urban areas we're going from both sides seem primed for war the united states is increasingly concerned by recent escalating russian aggressions in eastern ukraine including russian troop movements on ukraine's border russia now has more troops on the border with ukraine than at any time since 24145 ukrainian soldiers have been killed this week alone these are all deeply concerning signs. in a phone call with russian president vladimir putin german chancellor angela merkel tried to deescalate tensions and asked him to pull back. leaders in moscow warned kiev they see calls to speed up ukraine's nato membership as provocative and that russia might have to step in to defend russian speakers in the east once again. we are free to move our armed forces and any units across the territory of russia at
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discretion secondly you cried it's turning into a potentially very unstable region again in any country that has an unstable explosive region near its borders surely types the necessary measures to ensure its own security. war in eastern ukraine 1st broke out in 2014 it ended with russia seizing the crimea region there's been a low level conflict ever since subsiding briefly last year picking up again at the start of 2021 zain bus ravi al-jazeera a veteran great crime john list has been shot dead outside his home in athens and he said. it was attacked by 2 gunmen on a motorbike he was one of the country's best known crime reports is working on t.v. and running a blog it's rare for the media to be targeted in greece was a similar case like this more than
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a decade ago police reports that they say this attack appeared professionally planned john psaropoulos has more now from athens. police haven't said anything officially yet about the murder but local reports which are gleaned from things that the police have said on officially report that at least 2 men approached the crime reporter younger skydivers as he parked his car and walks to his house in the southern suburbs of athens they 2 men emptied a magazine into him from an automatic weapon police are said to have found at least 16 bullet casings at the crime scene and believe that 5 or 6 of those bullets hit the victim causing instantaneous death your scrivens had just been. on air in a major network talking about his beats the police beat and he had clocked off work and had gone home so it is highly likely that the
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perpetrators had watched him live and then expected him at that time to be arriving at the house it's not known whether. it was investigating any sensitive stories that night of disturbed organized criminals or other people who would have wanted him removed it's not known also whether he had received death threats or had asked for any police protection and such crimes really are very rare in greece the last such match your style killing of a journalist was in 2010 when another reporter socrates go us was summoned to the entrance of the building where he lived at 5 30 in the morning when he arrived at the ground floor 2 men again emptied a magazine of bullets into him it was a very similar style an execution. the greek journalism world is obviously in shock
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there are condolences pouring forth from major news organizations and journalism journalism unions the government also has issued an official statement saying it's in shock and that the author is he going to do everything possible to investigate this crime. you know at the news ally from london most of that for you has been a record rising crime of ours cases in argentina forcing the government to tighten restrictions and then a bit later in sport this affair landed this move. now move on in a while rank its. color we've got more spring snow with the full cost across parts of europe we've got so the cold air which has made its way down across hungry rumania we see some snow
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into northern 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 cherry sinking further south which as we go through sunday some heavy burst of rain there too good parts of france turning to 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 prices cars coming back and showers across the far northwest with
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to see them really exciting a season of programming exploring the china comps ahead of earth day on al-jazeera . the roof. of her holding. welcome back a look at the main stories now persons prince philip queen elizabeth's husband has died at the age of 99 he was married to the queen for 73 years as the longest serving worldcon sought in britain's history and played a crucial role in the shaping of britain's royal family. the medical examiner who performed an autopsy on george floyd is told the trial of former minneapolis police
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officer derrick show in that actions and not illicit drug use caused the death of george floyd and that at least 4 people have been killed in the southern myanmar city of baghdad as the military crackdown there continues 19 people have also been sentenced to death after an army officers associate was killed. now we're also watching developments in djibouti where votes are being counted present as well as expected to hold on to power for a 5th term is only challenger was a political newcomer after the main opposition boycotted the vote fewer than a 1000000 people live in djibouti but its strategic location on the horn of africa gives it an outsized significance essentially controls access between the red sea and indian ocean at the bubble monday straight one of the world's busiest trade routes it's landlocked maybe ethiopia relies on the port of djibouti to connect to the sea djibouti is believed to host more foreign military bases than any other country the u.s. and china have bases here along with france japan italy and spain. catherine soy
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has our report. abdul hamann ahmed says he was at this polling station in djibouti ali to express his democratic right but like many other citizens who stood in line to vote he say he expects no surprises and that he's almost certain president. will win the election and that's alright with him. president is great he does a lot of things for country brings investments in develops the country with a lot of new projects and infrastructure. the president also expressed confidence as he cast his ballot. that the election has taken place in good conditions thank god it has been peaceful and above all thank god the people came out to participate now we will wait for the results i have fulfilled my responsibility. but there are other people in djibouti who want to change the president has been in
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power for more than 2 decades but the main opposition has again we courted the paul saying it will not be free and fair it left as an independent candidate as an only want to challenge his new to politics and did not campaign much on alyse he does not pose a big threat for the president so the expectations of nearly 1000000 the bushes are still likely to rest with the president many are poor in job less in a country the world bank last year said was the most expensive to leave in on the continent it's hard to imagine that after 20 years. we can have a new idea so we should expect in your ideas how. many how if you wants to transform that country. focus more on the mark my great comics and less on the macro economics for instance invest many critical sectors in education in health in
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small industries like you to create jobs djibouti is a small nation but it overlooks one of the b.z.'s shipping lanes in the world any vessel wanting to use this was canal has to seal past its shores the president has exploited this geographical advantage by investing heavily in ports a free trade zone and other large projects his plan is to transform the country into africa's largest trade and logistics hub while the u.s. france china and japan all maintain military bases here among others but some see the benefits of all this do not get to them and they want things to change catherine al-jazeera. the european union's drug regulator has launched a review and her possible link between the johnson and johnson vaccine and blood clots the m a says it's had reports of 4 cases of krotz in vaccine recipients one of them fatal the watchdogs already approve the job but it's not yours to be rolled out across
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the e.u. until later this month the astra zeneca vaccine has been restricted in some countries over similar concerns or coronavirus cases are continuing to rise across parts of latin america with health systems in several countries at breaking point to raise a boy who has more for us now from when his ira's. the rise of infections in latin america confirms that the 2nd wave of the corona virus pandemic has arrived to this part of the world mounting cases in countries like colombia bolivia peru and argentina and argentina president obama before them and there's an announced new restrictions in order to prevent the spread of the virus among those restrictions there is a curfew in the middle of the night there is also a prohibit of social gathering in private homes and also more restrictions on public transport there is this is a highly divisive issue in argentina and while some are asking for a total lockdown in this country others say
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a bad knockdown is an attack against personal freedom and of course this division this polarization is what hurts argentina's chances of recovering from the pandemic of fighting the pandemic but also recovering economically from what's with happening in this past year in brazil there was another daily record over 4200 people lost their lives to coronavirus pandemic and this is happening as the supreme court in the country has authorized an investigation of parliamentary investigation over precedents ajai towards when i was handling of the pandemic in another country or 2 why the government has announced they're extending the rick's direction until the end of the month and we know that right now cases have been rising in order why and the intensive care unit capacity right now is at 75 percent latin america south america specifically is one of the hardest hit regions by the virus pandemic we have seen unemployment rise poverty rise in this past year and
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there's lots of difficulty and lots of challenges because many countries in this part of the world cannot afford to assist their populations over the coming months and on what's coming next. germany's health minister is calling for a nomination wide lockdown as corona virus infections yen spawn says stricter measures should be brought in for up to a month including a nighttime curfew intensive care units across germany a filling up fast and there are fears the health system will be overwhelmed if the number of cases continues to rise at the current rate al-jazeera stephanie deca is in berlin the message that a strong lockdown is needed across germany to curb the numbers is not new this is different to figures have been saying that over the last couple of weeks now of course more indication coming out that numbers are increasing there's warnings that intensive care beds could run out if there isn't an increased lockdown also
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a lot of germans we've been speaking to saying that things aren't clear that the rules keep changing nothing seems to have a firm hand on it so now we understand politically also there may be some movement to chancellor angela merkel was supposed to be meeting with the heads of the 16 regions on monday that's now been pushed to spode but we do understand that they have agreed to perhaps change some legislation because this is a country that is ruled by a decentralized system giving the federal states autonomy so to speak when it comes to their health care policies that's one of the problems that the chancellor has been facing really over easter cold for a strict lock down but how do you turn it within the space of 24 hours so we are expecting that legislation to be put before the cabinet on tuesday to see if it's going to give the central government more powers to implement strict lock downs in areas where numbers of coronavirus infections over 100 per 100000 people but certainly the message coming out that more needs to be done to stem the infection
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rate. meanwhile norway's prime minister has been fined for breaking her own coronavirus rules hosted a birthday party with more than 10 guests in february breaching a ban on large gatherings she's been fined around $2000.00 after a news report prompted a police investigation. now after a week of violence in northern ireland it's been a relatively quiet night in the capital belfast pro bush loyalists who've been writing every night say they want to maintain some calm out of respect for the death of prince philip but the situation is still tense especially at the dividing line between loyalists and others who identify most strongly with ireland under simmons reports. the situation is tense nothing like it has been on wednesday and 1st a lot of this. but this can be the loyalists saying that they want to have a calm out of respect but this problem still persists is
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a whole round of speculation about some sort of suspension but they're ignoring calls from the assembly the northern out of the somebody to stop this whole protest movement and they're saying there can't be any peace right now because the brits it because of the situation they're in over imports exports. the whole bureaucracy of of the ports and goods from britain this place being really a part of the european union now with the border in the r.'s 3 so the brics it is meant to be the central issue but there are other complications like always in northern ireland there's more behind the story there's a situation where a funeral a year ago was took place as a prominent are a member but the story at that funeral something like 2000 supporters
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gathered at the end of it all the unions said this was in breach of code regulations and prosecutions and should be made across the board particularly at the senior shin fein leadership there that didn't take place all all in foster has now called for the resignation of the chief constable and that house law is you can see everyone's reliance on the security forces but right now they're under fire from the politicians themselves so it's by no means a secure situation here. and all the stories are following the number of judges making up the u.s. supreme court could be increased president biden is ordering a bipartisan commission to study potential reforms tablemates could also be part of any changes reform is a priority for progressive democratic politicians off that republican president donald trump for through a replacement justice before last year's election. a landmark push by workers to
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unionize an amazon warehouse in the u.s. state of alabama has failed more than 3000 workers voted on whether they should form the company's 1st workers union but a majority of them decided against it the union says it will challenge the results though hundreds of votes are being contested amazon has often been accused of unsafe working conditions and union busting which the online giant denies or al-jazeera is sharper towns is following the story from washington and says there is still the possibility of there being another vote. the union had all but conceded defeat thursday nights and on friday as expected it announced it would be contesting the results with the national labor relations board this is the quote from the union president we weren't lies deception and illegal activities go unchallenged which is why we are formally filing charges against all of the and blatantly illegal actions taken by amazon during the union and this is where things
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get interesting if. the national labor relations board does side with the union it could call for a revote or could even overturn the results of the election uncertified the union the best of a facility and we have a long way to go but it has to be said that many of the tactics used by amazon during this drive would be illegal under legislation that's already passed the house of representatives here in washington d.c. and one of the most. of. that could be successfully question potentially at the n.l.r.b. was its pushing of the u.s. postal service to install a mailbox at the bessemer warehouse despite the fact that the. itself the arbiter of the union drive had said that it did not want there to be some sort of ballot box on the amazon premises this is going to be
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a worrying time for amazon potentially. warned of a possible electrical fault in some of it 737 max jets more than 60 at craft have been grounded by u.s. airlines after manufacture one them about the pledge it says the fall would take hours or days to fix but it is the latest setback for the troubled model a cockpit malfunction led to 2 crashes that killed more than $300.00 people before that was a fault despite that 737 max is the most popular in its range. now thousands of people living near a volcano on the caribbean island of st vincent have fled on boats off to an eruption a super prayer spread actually across villages in the north of the island around 16000 people have been told to escape the area with experts warning of there being more eruptions the volcano it lay dormant for more than 40 years in a devastating eruption a century ago killed more than a 1000 people. still to bring you on the news our going to have all the way to
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sports news with santa we'll hear from the 4 time olympic champion who's already making plans for the 2024 games in paris.
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welcome back sport now with santa. thank you very much marion more dust and rose has maintained his lead after round 2 of the masters the englishman who was 4 shots clear at the 1st major of the season after many of the world's best players hit problems on the opening day at the o costa but he stumbled on
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a friday morning and shortly lost the lead rose for backup from 3 over with consecutive birdies late in the afternoon to finish it with an even past 72 to stay top thing is a worthwhile day for me and having played nor having played for a month and to suddenly find yourself in a situation i was yesterday you're not come brimming with confidence right now in that sense you know today was give you a challenging day but in the end i kind of felt like. a cruel little bit from today which is good european football governing body u.s. for has confirmed that 8 of the 12 host cities for this summer's a euro 2020 will have spectators attending games each host city had been left to make its own decision on the number of supporters permitted to attend the games there meaning for munich roma bilbao and dublin that now have 10 days to come up with further details of their plans for fan access before final decisions are made
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whether they could host matches this autumn and kicks off on june 11th. well madrid welcome arch rivals barcelona especially day for the much anticipated el classico a victory for real that will put them above 2nd place a bossa level on points with currently those athletico muddied barcelona saw forward messi is set to play his 45th and possibly final a classical match against the indians advancement contract expires this summer. book with a book no no no i would not want him to leave either i would like him stay in barcelona he's fine there and it's also good for the spanish league. so those 2 as for the match we know lionel messi he can't play without scoring goals but we know what kind of player he is however it's real madrid against barcelona we know our opponents will have to try and stop them and play as best we can. and then pick organizers are hoping test events are being threatened with that castigation it
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will not take days and that the torch relay can continue but the upcoming osaka leg of the relay want take place on public roads due to quote a virus next month's qualifying events in dive in an artistic swim in it could still be staged in tokyo. american gymnast simona biles that has hinted paris not tokyo may be her last olympics before time gold medalist has 2 french a coaches who are pushing her to stay in the sport until the 2024 games honestly right now my main focus is the big 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 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 olympics birds tour
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and they will have. well another athlete targeting gold in tokyo as someone at the american pulled off this ever a verse from over at this world surf naked vent in australia and her the highest single waifs call of the event so far and helped her move up to number one in the world rankings so i think we'll be making a limp big debut in japan. now world wrestling entertainment is set to host its 1st large crowd of for more than a year and they're doing so at their biggest show wrestle mania tonight event begins all saturday with fan safety a high priority due to the pandemic salmonella cripples. the superstars of world wrestling entertainment are getting ready for the biggest show of the year wrestle mania. normally a sellout socially distant seating means tampa 65000 capacity raymond james stadium
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will be less than half full and won't look like this we're getting back into the essence of our industry of aircraft and i'm excited man i'm hoping that people are as excited as we are and they're loud in that they're into it and we get to put on a great show going to the viper's ballroom host state florida has already recorded more than 2000000 covert 19 cases but organizers say safety is a top priority to face masks must be worn by fans and there will be temperature checks on arrival. party separated but it's many people together at once so i know that we're taking all of her crotchets because. everybody and their families to be safe so. we're going to be doing as if we didn't. fire oh since the pandemic began most doubly doubly events of taking place without violence the lack of intimacy a contributor to a drop in t.v.
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ratings responded by craig. in the virtual arena known as the thunderdome in a bid to win viewers back. except for the upcoming event in tampa this is about as close as it gets for most fans to be part of the action these days each week they can log onto one of these digital channels and through the camera on their device they can be beamed live onto one of the screens in the virtual arena the show. set returned with virtually an off the rest of mania organizers have still not confirmed when live crowds will be able to make a permanent comeback so he'll malik al-jazeera. and that is far from we'll have more for you later on but for now it's back to mary i'm in london. thank you very much well that wraps up the news hour but i'll be back in a moment with much more the day's news around up of the top stories coming up in
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a couple of minutes at 2200 g.m.t. scene of that. it's the u.k.'s biggest hospital with the eventual capacity for 4000 covert 19 patients built inside a london conference center it took just 9 days to construct with the help of army engineers dramatically expanding the critical care bed count and other similar sites on the way the actual london numbers could be much higher than advertised
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researches say that huge gaps in testing capacity that the government is now trying to close extrapolate that across the country and the spread of corona virus appears far wider than anyone thought. poland's right wing government and the catholic church are the very best of friends the curve supports the government the government supports the church their critics claim they both draw power from demonizing others they find an enemy and then they try to scare other people with it and it's not ideology hatred but have recent changes to abortion laws pushed the public too far. people in power oppress the gates poland's church and state alliance on a visit up. a passion for supporting local communities. and pioneering enough to tip african science and technology projects how his child beautiful. glorious are all of us on this planet not just africa
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al-jazeera front as a leading by a chemist determined to use his scientific knowledge to say africa. women make science from the lab to the field and now to sarah. tributes pouring in for prince philip the husband of bearskins queen elizabeth who has died at the age of 99. allow i maryam namazie and london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up on the program. mr floyd's use offense no i did not cause the duel or neck restraint his heart disease did not cause the the subdual or the not risk.

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