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last thousands of our programs. documentaries and. subscribed to you chief. al jazeera english. 'd a conservative former banker looks set to become ecuador's new president of his left wing rival concedes defeat in a runoff. in a cloud this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up iran says it's an act of terrorism a power blackout of its main nuclear facility. could be ever closer to lighting up to take your lympics but japan's now imposing more restrictions to contain
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coronavirus. and covered in ash $20000.00 people could be displaced for months on the caribbean island of st vincent it's a volcano continues to be. so people in ecuador have rejected a leftist revolutionary and chosen conservative bank where last out to be their next presidents with most of the runoff ballots counted took nearly 53 percent of a runoff vote on a recent visit our rooms admitted defeat with 47 percent of electors voted for him last hour has declared himself president elect and says he accepts the challenge of changing ecuador latin america editor lucy newman has more from chile's capital of santiago. we've become accustomed to not trusting the polls surprisingly in the last few days the polls didn't show that he had more lasso looked like he could actually beat and that inside out is something that seems almost inconceivable 23
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weeks ago but he's sort of changed the tone of his campaign he really began reaching out to ecuadorans almost as a father figure. making them believe that if he is president he will be able to bring off re conciliation something that's that the country so badly needs it's been extremely polarized politically and also that he is a middle class is the son of a middle class family who wants to be a public servant more than anything else and i think his tone and style then surely convinced ecuadorans that he was the better bet rather than return to the left wing political past if you like. going to have the former president who was in power for 10 years under him at a time when it would or had. it was going to lead to a tremendous oil boom there was a lot of money going around but there were a lot of conflicts and a lot of nagging accusations of authoritarianism and human rights violations during
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that period so and this house is the protege of dr gloria and many people i think that at the last moment got cold feet despite his promises that he was going to give away $1000.00 per family to a least a 1000000 ecuadoran families as soon as he was elected. to go ahead of course big challenges what with the economy and obviously. even before the pandemic it would orange who are suffering a huge unemployment rate that's been one of that's been the keep topic during this election campaign and now with the course of the pandemic things are much much worse so from the end one last or any one frankly who would have been elected it's going to be an uphill battle to turn this around. polls have closed in peru for the 1st round of its presidential election the coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed
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the vote tens of thousands have died in there been more than 1600000 cases 18 candidates running. a power blackout at iran's main nuclear facility has been described as an act of terrorism is happening day after iran or unveiled advance uranium centrifuges at the site and as iran and the u.s. struggle to revive the 2015 nuclear deal or about money as this. nuclear terrorism is how in the rainy and official described a power blackout at its natanz nuclear enrichment facility but it stopped short of blaming any group or country sundays cutting the electrical supply grid cause no casualties or contamination hard to see a terrorist the terrorist incident in the tunnels following the incident and the tons nuclear facility this morning the head of the atomic energy department call this a terrorist move and emphasize on the necessity of response by international bodies and i say to the act of nuclear terrorism. israeli media claimed it was caused by
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a cyber attack launched by israeli security services although it quoted and i judged by sources some media outlets have a close relationship with intelligence agencies iran is now the international atomic energy agency to take action saying it reserves the right to punish the perpetrators the development comes at an important time as iran prepares to step back to the negotiating table in vienna. talks about iran's nuclear agreement started there last week with indirect talks with the united states. president joe biden says he's willing to rescue a deal abandoned 3 years ago by his predecessor donald trump that is if iran comes into compliance with the deal in my view without a doubt this is definitely not a coincidence and one thing you need to remember while it is. israel is the usual
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suspect in these events over the last few years one must be mindful that there are many opponents in many different corners to the resumption of their joint comprehensive plan of action not the least of which is from within iran itself tapper and has been steadily moving away from the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal since the u.s. pulled out the blackout happened a day after iran unveiled at fancy rein him centrifuges at the facility but iran had previously made clear the negotiations in vienna are on the right track nor about the money al jazeera. the number of corona virus infections in india has hit a record for a 6th consecutive day it's reported the highest single day death toll in 5 months the struggle to contain another wave of cases of already is and several states are
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warning of vaccine shortages in the coming days and india's health minister says state governments should end what he calls that fear mongering almost $100.00 days out from the rescheduled to tokyo lympics japan has adopted more coronavirus restrictions all restaurants and businesses in densely populated areas must close before 8 o'clock each night large events have been limited to $5000.00 people japan's government says it's doing what it can to prevent outbreaks in the run up to the games but he said i'm a born out from tokyo. this is the main point and actually it has been raised in the parliament by the opposition during that period the deliberations during the last few days and they are kind of like using the government or playing down the situation in order not to disturb the preparations for hosting the olympics in just 2 days. one of the one of the pictures that also coming under the strict measures council. relay in the city on the 13th and 14th of may but i'm hearing.
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that increasing numbers in the city and it has been now recording the highest numbers in all of the country even more than. other places are also very much concerned that maybe the government is not taking enough. measures to prevent the infections but just today the government has been trying to. say that you know we are doing whatever we can and today actually in japan the vaccination for elderly people the campaign for a vaccination has just started today and it's the presumably going to end by may by next year by. china's top of disease control official says locally produced vaccines and highly effective it's a rare admission by the center for disease control china has produced 4 different 1000 jobs and the ship millions of the move brought health officials are reviewing their vaccine strategy and considering mixing different brands one study found the
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sign of success rate of just about 50 percent. and the makers sign of acas recommending longer intervals between the 2 doses to increase the jobs effectiveness spokesman admits the vaccine could work better in some countries than others about which shot at. the protection rate of the vaccine is affected by many factors such as the intensity of the local outbreak the vaccine immunization program different virus trains the criteria for determining the case the age range of patients under observation and so on this is one of the reasons for the different protection rate of sign of covert 19 vaccine in different countries. between the you has more now from beijing it's not just a senior health official this is the head of china's center for disease control golf or who made these comments now on sunday he tried to walk the xbox somewhat giving an interview to the chinese state media tabloid global times saying that his comments were misinterpreted he didn't mean to say that they gave lower protection
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because chinese vaccines he said still do provide protection against serious illness and death but what he meant to say he says on saturday during this conference on corbett given mainly to doctors was that chinese that scenes are clearly not as effective as other vaccine brands namely that seems using a technology now this is for example used by pfizer which has an efficacy rate of about 90 percent and in comparison chinese vaccines the top 2 sign a vaccine sign of have at the casino rates of 50 percent and the other 175 to 79 percent so chinese officials he said have a lot of work to do in figuring out how to improve the efficacy rate but there has been a lot of criticism about china's rollout of these vaccines because of the 3 available currently here in china they have not released the phase 3 dasa in terms of the efficacy rates to the public which many have criticized around the world. there are
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warnings that the volcanic eruption on the caribbean island of st vincent could leave 20000 people displaced for months the loss to free of all came in 1st erupted on friday and is expected to continue for weeks the government says most crops and livestock will be destroyed mattia mahfood is a volunteer helping to collect distribute relief aid inside vincent and she says the scale of the operation is just overwhelming the shelters are in the the water food. basically living supplies toiletries and so on many people had to leave without properly preparing so we're trying to. lessen that impact right now we have received aid from badly those i think yesterday sorry these have just been a bit fuzzy for me but i think it was yesterday that the course the gad would have come up for with. some material some supplies for us so the national
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emergency management all the noises and they've been assisting in ensuring that the shelter have supplies for the next couple of days but we do have and telecom so we're hoping that that these 4 well we're unsure how long this may last having visited some shelter. you know people are concerned the bow not having anywhere to go back to the north of the island is covered in ash livestock lands the videos the pictures coming out of the north of the island is it's. there's no better word to describe it it's just. tropical cyclones rosie has left a trail of destruction after tearing through towns in western australia these are
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the scenes in the worst hit area north of perth where roofs have been ripped from homes and buildings flattened so it made landfall as a category 3 storm bringing winds of up to 170 kilometers an hour so i cleaned house now weakened and is moving in. still ahead here in out 0 even though he wasn't expected on the ballot the president to binny is predicted to win the election. and teenagers on the front lines of conflicts in northern ireland the older generation being blamed for reigniting the troubles. it's time for the perfect gentlemen. sponsored point qatar airways hello the weather slushy set fire across the middle east lots of hazy sunshine across the arabian peninsula basin places a fair weather cloud nothing too much to speak of the clouds that we do have
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further north that will still produce a few wintry flurries but it is an improving pitcher so we'll see temperatures noncredit around 4 celsius into the mid scenes around the levant these temperatures will pick up as we go through chews day as wintry showers feeding their way out across eastern parts of maybe georgia catching a shower or say you want to see showers to just around tech menaced on northern parts of afghanistan but elsewhere it is pretty much water will sunshine that sunshine stretches down across the whole of africa somalia lossy dry and finally a few showers around the therapy in highlands and what's the weather just coming into southern parts of ethiopia through the rift valley as well we'll see some big showers southern parts of kenya could catch a shower or to tanzania with a chance of seeing some wet weather in the showers across the central parts all the way up towards the gulf of guinea those showers to extend down across the northern parts of a zombie as zimbabwe could catch one of 2 showers in the north of the country where the neighbors of mozambique or so when to madagascar but to the south of that some
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glorious sunshine too over the next few days. and ways when freedom of the press is under threat demonstrators and journalists are dealing with in. internet outages police intimidation and charges of suggestion on the state line becomes the defaults and media in england about new games and images that lead to that let it get to these guys and just how de create and use it just makes it hard for people to know what's real and what's not step outside the mainstream if you shift the focus covering the way the news this coverage the listening posts on a. again
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you're watching out 0 a reminder the top stories a conservative banker grammar last hour has declared himself a kudo's new president elect after winning the 53 percent of the runoff vote economists on the bizarre use admitted defeats with 47 percent of electors voting for. a power blackout at iran's main nuclear facility has been described as an act of terrorism israeli media quoting unidentified sources claim it was a cyber attack carried out by israel's intelligence. china's top disease control official says that the produced fact scenes aren't highly effective center for disease control made a rare admission to one study found the sign of a job had a success rate of just above 50 percent. lebanon's health ministry is coming under fire for not vaccinating many refugees human rights groups say syrians and palestinians are being left out the ministers point out that it's not that simple
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as in a harder report no other nation now finds that a 3rd of its entire population a migrant. isolation is seen as a privilege for palestinian and syrian refugees in lebanon who have died from coronavirus at a higher rate than the national average along with migrant workers they make up 30 percent of a nation of 6000000 people they are included in the national vaccination campaign that is supposed to give equal priority to all but many refugees don't seem to be aware of their rights. nobody came and mentioned anything but if people truly take it the government data shows only 3 percent of those vaccinated so 4 are non lebanese human rights groups blame this on hesitancy little information on how to register and the government deviating from the national plan. distribution by private sector has meant that they don't have to follow those priorities or categories so you have on the one hand people who are politically connected or work
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for organizations or could buy the vaccine who have access to it and then people like migrant workers and refugees who depend on the national. who aren't getting vaccinated and officials say the private sector is helping and your bankrupt state and limited supplies are the reason why only 2 percent of the adult population has so far been fully vaccinated no one is of preventing you from registering because you are a syrian or if you know or it or whatever if you are just. one of the priority go no one is the prize and you are from having an appointment but for the hundreds of thousands of migrant workers registering can prove to be an issue they don't have enough accurate and reliable information on the different vaccines the side effects or any other information related to their illegal status given that i don't know are undocumented and nothing has yet been communicated
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publicly to give them guarantees that they will not be deported or arrested and they are not protected by the law the authorities long accused of corruption and nepotism enjoy little trust many question how they are distributing the vaccines for example a donation of 100000 doses is being given out by the priority groups there is concern migrant workers and refugees will get their turn if the criteria established is not followed. beirut. rescuers are trying to reach 21 cold my mistype hundreds of meters below ground in china they became trapped after a coal mine flooded in the northern province of sion john on saturday 8 of the movie in pulled out alive the rest are trapped in 3 different areas of the mine and it's not clear what condition the workers are in. maybe most militaries be accused of forcing people to pay around $100.00 to retrieve the bodies of their relatives.
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more than 80 people were killed by security forces in bugger on friday that is the demonstrations continued in other cities in clue to young gong and mentally escalating violence has led to a top e.u. diplomat voicing frustrations over russia's and china's inaction 20 changes more from bangkok in neighboring thailand. we have had it confirmed by the banco student union who've had to pay to recover a number of bodies they say have told us that the rate that's being asked for by the police to recover the bodies of the $82.00 people who are reported to died in that crackdown on friday is 120000 that's the equivalent of about $100.00 us dollars and there have been some some terrible stories coming out the case of caking a woman whose husband was lost in that crackdown and was killed she was asked to pay this 120000 she didn't have enough money so had to go to the community where
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people gathered those funds together including another woman whose nephew and son had both been killed she didn't have enough money so she decided to contribute what she did so the takings could recover the body of her husband many people are reporting the same thing some were too scared to go for it is still very hard to get information out of me with the new internet so the blocks are being put in place in the last week but the assistance association for political prisoners which seems to now be the definitive sort of role of confirmed $82.00 people died in just one place in just one day at least 4 migrants have been found dead on board a boat off morocco the vessel was spotted by a fishing boat near the canary islands on sunday night you know those on board have been airlifted to safety more than a dozen are in a serious condition. can see is under way in britney's presidential election
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incumbent president patrice tallow is being challenged by 2 candidates but voter turnout is low even though the president is predicted to win the expected him to be on the ballot and some religious reports from the country's largest city of cotton . what patricia became believes leading 2016 he said he would remain in office only for want to. but 5 years later he is voting for his 2nd presidential term after you voted along dismissed the recent protests that broke out in parts of the country. looks like we'll get a lot of just your security forces dealt with the problem with tact the trouble makers were young men and were unfortunately objects of manipulation our security forces overcame a situation calmly by this time tomorrow the healing process begins and will make sure such a situation never arises again. i heard of sunday's vote security forces were
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deployed in large numbers to maintain order nearly 5 1000000 people have registered to vote in the elections in 29000 less than a quarter of the voting population participated in the parliamentary election that was won by the governing party in very poorly stations like this only a handful of voters turned up to cast their ballots other stuff stayed away because of concerns about recent attacks now we actually officials admit that the protests have disrupted the supply of election materials in the mainly opposition stronghold of the north. a week an opposition has accused the government of harassing and intimidating its waters one of the candidates threatened to pull out of the race 2 days before the election citing continuing harassment and intimidation of the opposition by the government. there is ample. it is interesting for all the parties taking part in this election that the participation rate exceeds at least 70 percent elections are held so that citizens can choose to choose means to vote to
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vote means to choose who isn't trusted with the future of this country for the next 5 years i hope that victory will be on our side because it is a sanction vote detained bite with the economy slowing down many voters have high expectations of course ever winds. i want to see the elected president provide jobs and improve security as it is it's too dangerous to go out at night. tension is still high in some parts of believes and election observers according for com. to appeal. to continue the engagement. the playing field is level. continue to give opportunity to everybody to participate results expected within 48 hours if you expect this vote to go into a 2nd round which means president along would likely secure a 2nd 5 year mandate that could strengthen his grip on power may decrease
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al-jazeera go to. the voters in kurdistan have supported handing greater powers to the presidency the changes from the constitutional referendum allow a president to appoint judges shrinks the country's parliament swallow him to run again the critics say the referendum is jobs attempt to impose more authoritarian form of rule and the results show 80 percent support the changes only around 30 percent of people from to. ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed by russian backed separatists in the country's east it's the latest incident as tensions mount along the border with verbal threats this week from both nations. state and city blinken has called for russia to deescalate ukrainian soldiers have been fighting separatists in the regions whose 2014 when russia annexed crimea. violence in northern ireland has eased after a week of the worst rioting seen there in decades break sets in claims that some
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groups broke coronavirus restrictions sparked the anger from pro british unionists and as andrew symonds reports from belfast it's teenagers who are on the front line . it's a new generation engaged in the sort of confrontation that belongs in the last century their teenagers many of them encouraged to take part in the unrest by their elders the late 1960 s. the start of 3 decades of conflict that's happening here now isn't remotely like that but it's provocation and confrontation nevertheless and it's league youngsters not old enough to vote in many cases goaded on by adults that has shocked people. well i blame the parents and i'm here with my son who i fear to be not in the streets and. out of being horrified that the politicians here have to really unite
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and come together and condemn it and look for peaceful ways forward for you know the young people for the people who don't think they're being listened to at the moment in this process these are the grounds of stormont castle the seat of a devolve power sharing government created by the good friday peace agreement signed 23 years ago and irwin was born just before that now she's leading the youth wing of the alliance party which covers the middle ground in northern ireland politics parents don't feel they have the ability to it's to stop their kids going on at their because the kids are being drawn out by by community leaders by people here to are still in balance and stoking fears they're being joined by them. parents can't really speak out against those darker forces they can't stop their kids going i'd because they knew if they're seen to go against community leaders in that way they could face attacks themselves they could face threats they could face anything there's deprivation in both the loyalist and nationalist community says of
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northern ireland those who wants a united ireland and the loyalist areas where there is anger about a border in the r.e.c. imposed by a brics deal in many areas like this surrounded by echoes of the past it almost feels as if time stands still difficult then for young people to avoid the bad influences within this youth leader has no doubt that many of the young people are under the firm grip of power by the trees new children should be encouraged to take to the streets this kind of bones those who don't like the child to be such that that's not something for the social services to consider in relation to this and even when we think about the sinister forces that are behind some of these young people taking to the streets on the element of their plan that could be considered child abuse. stephen and others like him have an uphill battle on my hands andrew simmons al-jazeera belfast a black u.s. army lieutenant is suing 2 police officers for pointing their guns and pepper spray
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him at a traffic stop late last year. now i did not know oh. hold . this party camera video shows listen into karen is out here being forced out of his car and repeatedly pepper sprayed police say he was stopped for failing to display license plates but the temporary one is visible in the footage as are i was then arrested and that's right. they did were in the wrong and then they threatened to destroy a man's career if he called him out. after seeing what i've seen on the body. it's kind of hard to justify having them serving it protect any fellow house of france's parliament has approved a controversial ban on short haul domestic flights in an effort to reduce carbon emissions if passed the law would force airlines to cut all routes that can be covered by train in under 2 and a half hours as part of
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a broader climate bill that aims to cut emissions in france by 40 percent by 2030. japan has a new eliminate gold medal hope after head to key months jamo one goals u.s. masters tournament he is the 1st japanese man to win gold for a major 29 year old finished a shot ahead of the field after starting his final round out of guster national with a 4 shot lead times masters champion tiger woods said the wind will impact the entire dolphin. this is a desert these are the top stories and conservative bank aquarium or last hour has declared himself ecuador's new president elect after winning nearly 53 percent of the runoff vote in congress until it's out who's has conceded defeat with 47 percent allotted america and its has more from the chilean capital of santiago.


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