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the hollow escobar hunted down the shell companies were dismantled under arrest increased. if you want to help save the world. sneeze and hero. u.s. officials say president biden has decided to withdraw all remaining american troops from afghanistan by september 11th. hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up on the program. on justified. explained the bleak concerning. russia rejects nato has called
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a halt its military buildup on ukraine's border as the u.s. stresses its commitment to kiev. johnson and johnson delays the rollout of its vaccine in europe as the u.s. investigates blood clots in 6 women. and water is running short in some vents and where the volcano is continuing to erupt covering the caribbean island and ash and contaminating reservoir it's. a welcome to the program we begin in the u.s. where president joe biden has decided to withdraw all remaining american troops from afghanistan by september 11th a u.s. official says biden will announce the move on wednesday around 2 and a half hours and u.s. troops are still in afghanistan down from a peak of more than 100000 in 2011 decision would miss the may 1st deadline for the withdrawal agreed with the taliban by the trump administration september 11th this
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year is the 20th anniversary of the $911.00 attacks by al qaida which led to the u.s. invasion of afghanistan and america's longest war the afghan government says it respects any u.s. troop decision stating that its forces have recently conducted close to 98 percent of operations independently well it's also been announced that turkey will host a high level peace summit in istanbul later this month to jumpstart efforts to end the war the taliban has already said it won't be taking part. the conference will focus on helping the negotiating parties reach a new set of shared fundamental principles that reflect the new greek vision for the future of ghana stem road to a few true political settlement and of course an end to the conflict. let's cross to mike hanna now in washington and mike there's going to be this formal announcement about u.s. plans in afghanistan on wednesday but have there been any more details on why
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there's been this delay from from a 'd. symbolic date of september 11th. well there's been no formal announcement about that but it is understood that many within the pentagon were concerned about the timeline that had been set by then president trump following talks with the taliban and the afghan government they had expressed concern that this timeline was far too soon they needed more time to conduct an orderly withdrawal of u.s. troops so this would be it appeared to be the major reason it was said that president biden had taken advice from members of the within the pentagon from his national security advisers and importantly to there does appear to be in discussion with fellow nato allies the secretary of state and the secretary of defense are in fact in brussels at the moment and it's believed that they have been talking to their nato allies in terms of the timeline for this complete withdrawal from
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afghanistan by u.s. forces. now and all the developments they might we learned of a conversation between president joe biden and the russian president vladimir putin . here's my all indications that was a pretty tense conversation said that president biden was struck pretty critical of president putin for russia's actions on the crimean border he's asking for the tension to be lessened in that particular region he also is said to have brought up the issue of russian interference in the u.s. electoral pro process but on the other hand he does appear to want to keep some form of relationship going with russia or to create a new one he has suggested a meeting with president putin within the next month in a 3rd country so there does appear to be the desire for ongoing discussions with president putin face to face even though this harsh criticism that he's believed to have handed out on the issue of russian interference in the elections and russia's
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actions on the crimean border thanks very much my light kind of there in washington and as you are hearing the u.s. is offering its full support cranor the escalating tensions with russia nato has also called on russia to halt its military buildup in the ukrainian border describing as deeply concerning. as mall. unjustified and unexplained was how the head of nato described russia's buildup of troops on its border with ukraine after meeting with ukraine's foreign minister in brussels russia must end this military buildup in and around ukraine stop its provocations on the escalate immediately. russia has deployed naval ships heavy armor and tens of thousands of troops in recent weeks violence is risen between russian backed separatists and ukrainian forces in ukraine's east ukraine's foreign minister said nato must respond to what he called
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a threat of war by gathering today we try to avoid the mistake that was made in 2014 when russia was ready to act swiftly and pursue its military goals in crimea and gone bust while our western partners were considering their reactions to what was happening on the ground. russia will not be able to catch anyone by surprise anymore we could labor also discuss the situation with the us secretary of state was on a 3 day visit to proselyte the us will station an extra 500 troops in germany we're seeing unfortunately. record the tape very provocative i want to have to be present without. the largest concentration. of russian forces unimpressed border since 2014 kremlin officials say the troops are on a training exercise and the ukraine has been acting provocatively some analysts say
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vladimir putin is less interested in conflict than in challenging washington what we have seen over the last few months is a breakdown of the u.s. russia and relation seems that by the administration. power and i think putin is basic you trying to die and he's testing be by going to be sufficient to see how far i'd be willing to go and they really are all on russia the white house says u.s. president biden has called russia's leader to urge a deescalation of tensions the kiev the best way to end the conflict with russia would be followed nato to follow struck its request for membership of the alliance sending a clear message to moscow the ukraine sovereignty could not be threatened natasha butler al-jazeera paris.
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india has again reported the world's highest daily tally of new code infections confirmed more than 161000 new cases all choose day and 879 deaths. but the actual number is feared to be much higher because test results were delayed over the weekend country of almost 1400000000 is seeing a huge surge in infections it's threatening to overwhelm hospitals in some of the hardest hit cities and i suppose prague and brings us more on this now from new delhi unfortunately we are seeing the kinds of pictures that we did last year during the peak of the 1st wave of the coronavirus most recently we have seen pictures of bodies outside the biggest government run hospital in the city all for an ipod and dr bruce chief medical officer said this is because they don't have enough freezes to keep the bodies and that more bodies at christmas tory and in the city than can be cremated that hospital's intensive care units and oxygen equipped
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beds have been almost full capacity over the past week i put it in the state of chalk this go which is one of the worst affected at the moment it also has a disproportionately high death rate which is why the central government and to medical teams to top the scourge to find out why the situation is so bad there why more people seem to be dying there and those teens reported back and said that there are a number of issues there is a lack of hospital beds in many districts there's a shortage of ambulances in one district that the number of p.c.i. tests are going down that containment measures on to being imposed properly and that there is resistance to other containment measures including attacks on health care workers boss these issues and are not unique to that stage most of these issues are and we have reports of a shortage of medical facilities of equipment in a number of places most notably in the worst affected states where medical teams
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which was sent there also said that there was an act of oxygen supply and even malfunctioning ventilation is. well turkey has announced a partial closure for the 1st 2 weeks of the month of ramadan in corona virus infections that they've registered nearly $60000.00 new infections in the past 24 hours and response president has extended a weekday curfew limited the use of public transport and banned all events in close spaces until after ramadan the new measures will come into effect on wednesday night. now there's been a setback in the united states in its push to get americans vaccinated against the 19 federal regulators have announced a surprise pause in the use of the johnson and johnson vaccine at a call hain explains why. it was heralded as a big step forward out of the pandemic the johnson and johnson vaccine easier to administer just one shot and cheaper than the other approved vaccines but now
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federal authorities are urging health care providers to hold off on using it the reason of the 6800000 people who have received this vaccine 6 people have developed blood clots one died another is in critical condition critics say the federal response is an overreaction we've already heard from 6 o'clock this very rare or severe or unusual out of 6.8 almost 7000000 rocks nations a word that's less than one in a 1000000. compared to how she's going to go that is 10 times lower than what you found where. in germany and 4 times. lower than what you for found. these type of blood clots show up in the unvaccinated population between $2.00 to $14.00 people per 1000000 in the united states every year but authorities here at the f.d.a. say it's the combination of this type of blood clot and low platelets that is raise
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the alarm because if doctors don't know to ask if you had the johnson and johnson vaccine they can give the wrong treatment and that can be fatal officials are urging people to keep an eye out for symptoms pay attention do you have symptoms headache you have shortness of breath chest discomfort do you have anything that resembles a neurological syndrome and obviously if you have something as serious as a seizure that's pretty clear but there is concern that this will only further increase vaccine hesitancy with more than a 3rd. people telling pollsters they will wait to take the shot or take it only if it is required and many say they simply won't take it ever officials say they expect the delay to last just days and the biden ministration says it won't impact their overall goal for how many shots are administered but what they uncover about this could have a huge impact on the rest of the globe as many countries are counting on this
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vaccine to get them past the pandemic pedicle hane al-jazeera silver spring maryland. well in all the developments the world health organization is calling for an end to the sale of live wild mammals to food markets in a bid to prevent future diseases it says ending the trade could prevent new illnesses from emerging. cases of the crown a virus in china were linked to a food market and were high on wild wild animals was sold the w.h.o. is saying animals are the source of 70 percent of new infectious diseases in humans . and watching out as they are at life in london while still ahead on the program to minnesota police officers resign over the shooting of 20 year old dante right on sunday as the defense begins its case in the trial of the death of george allen a provisional results are showing a resounding victory for the nation's president in an election that critics say was stacked in his favor.
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brother on how disease. welcome back a look at the main stories now it's being widely reported that president joe biden has decided to withdraw all remaining u.s. troops from afghanistan by september 11th the 20th anniversary of the 911 attacks biden is expected to make a statement on his plans on wednesday or the u.s. president has also urged him a push into deescalate border tensions with ukraine russia has already dismissed nato support for it to withdraw forces its deployed man border with ukraine. and our other top story u.s.
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pharmaceutical giant johnson and johnson says it's delaying the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine in europe after u.s. drug regulators recommended a pause in its use top scientists are investigating blood clots in 6 women after they were inoculated. well in all the stories we're following the minnesota police officer who fatally shot 20 year old unarmed black man dante wright has resigned along with the brooklyn santas police chief dante wright was shot on sunday after being pulled over for an expired registration not far from where the trial into george floyd's death is taking place a fatal shooting as reaganite a nationwide protests demanding racial equality for police chief tim gannon and composite have resigned shortly after the local council passed a resolution to dismiss them gannon says possumus took a taser when she shot right and civil rights attorney benjamin crump has been speaking out joining the families of dante wright and george floyd in minneapolis expressing his disbelief at what happened. serve
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our current not. better marry. her. for where this trial regarding george floor were taken put. there the police officer. were. 6 further if you told me a very. clever girl very very 6. gerber of a crime. because of ever 6 there were overturned with her ever america ship. it was during this period called truro. derek show. well
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a use of force x. has testified for the defense team in the form office at our show than was justified in pain pinning george foley to the ground due to what he described as frantic resistance barry broad's opinion contradicts the testimonies of several top minneapolis police officials including the city's police chief is that show then used excessive force against police practice and training former police officer derek show then is on trial for murder and manslaughter charge on floyd's neck from all the 9 minutes during his arrest last year. i felt that derek show was justified was acting with objective reasonable miss following minneapolis police department policy and current standards of law enforcement in his interactions with mr ford so the judge in an office on officers conduct
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it's more of a challenge to again put yourself in your office your shoes to try to make an evaluation. through what they're feeling what they're sensing the fear they have and then make a determination. that right will john hendren is live for us outside the court in minneapolis and that testimony that from design to contradict east of the shadow we've heard from of the police experts that show then did not use reasonable force against george floyd. and tried very broad which is the defense's star witness of the day and much of the afternoon was taken examining him and cross-examining him because he is the 1st person to support what derek show of and did that day in this trial that has now gone a little over 2 weeks we're in day 12 now and he said as you heard there during children as mentioned he did nothing wrong whatsoever despite kneeling on george
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floyd's neck for 9 and a half minutes well the prosecution got right at that and pushed back at one point he said it wasn't even a use of force to hold someone prone on the ground like that the prosecutor said wait a 2nd if if he's caused pain is that not a use of force and brought acknowledge that that was the case the prosecution also pushed back and said that there was a point at which one of the officers had checked george floyd's polls and found nothing responding at all no pulse whatsoever and he points out that show been continued to kneel on george floyd long after he wasn't even showing signs of life braun backed off a little bit on on you know on saying that. truman had done nothing wrong and that may impact how the jury views this case the defense is also taking a risky approach and that is as soon as the prosecution gaveled its quezon case to
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a close this morning then the defense immediately seemed to put george floyd on. trial focusing the attention away from the officer accused of murdering floyd and putting it on the man who was killed so they brought out as she. police and medical witnesses and they brought out body camera footage from 2019 from a previous arrest of george floyd and they did this in order to try to show a pattern that floyd had a habit of resisting arrest with police and that he had had a habit of ingesting whatever drugs he might have on his possession before before the police could take him into custody that is something that a paramedic testified to then they went back to the may 25th video on the day george floyd died and tried to show parallels with that but that might backfire with this jury this jury is after all half people of color who might have their own views on aggressive police tactics and might have some sympathy for george floyd.
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yes and not far from where the trial is taking place and now the black man 20 year old dante wright was shot on sunday and always have been these protests and clashes that. raise the political temperature around the trial. it certainly has 1st of all there's a curfew here in town it was at 7 o'clock last evening that would just be an hour from now tonight it's rolled back until 10 o'clock but that is because of the social unrest that has been occurring in the past couple of nights because of that shooting and then judge peter cahill who's overseeing this theory chosen case was asked by the defense if he should sue question of the jury they wanted the jury to be isolated so that they wouldn't be influenced the fear was that they might be more inclined to convict derrick show ven if they were concerned about social
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unrest in the streets here in minneapolis so we got a few days of this and the judge says they should probably be ready for closing arguments on monday the big question is will derek children testify thank you very much john hendren reporting to us on that trial in minneapolis. and living to all the stories in iran says it'll start in which in uranium up to 60 percent piercing this will be the highest level yet days after an attack on its main facility it comes as russia and iran's foreign ministers met to her on to sign a cooperation agreement. and sergey lavrov condemned the attack on the town's plant and encouraged the u.s. to return to the 2050 nuclear deal and to left a trump era sanctions. well now the u.n. human rights chief is a situation in myanmar will turn into a full blown conflict like the one in syria. urging stronger action against me and miles army saying targeted sanctions won't be enough protests against february
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school of growing across the country despite a harsh military crackdown more than $700.00 people and killed since the coup and more than 3000 people arrested with now reports that 23 people are facing the death penalty. there are many states and many businesses in fact which have a lot of influence in the matter the have leverage that they can use whether this is diplomat political economic pressure on the military they need to use this net reach and they need to pressure the tree into stopping the violence. to the people on the streets the vast majority of cuteness to be peaceful and they're really really small pockets of violence and in these cases where people are using clinton or your homemade weapons to try to find the kinds of military grade equipment that that it's used against that in spite of the fact that people don't have very many resources they are resorting to these kinds of pretty arms to fight back we go to
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political developments and been named the president there has been reelected after a vote by violence in reaction to his decision to stand for a 2nd term provisional results show patrice telling received 86 percent of the vote but many of question the elections which mysie with official data showing a low turnout of 50 percent some opposition parties boycotted the vote ought to tell an abandoned a pledge made in 2016 to serve just one term many opposition leaders were also barred from running i'm going to address has more from qatar on been in southern coast of the regime by the election canvassing board a few dozen supporters of the president are you trying to bring to the streets are . these victories the word merging of egypt here you've seen your fair. generally curious to hear the results of the flight anyway by the much easier for you generation is an imaginary. there to be going to need for to contribute to your scheme to. present their thesis participate in the picture. or say
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good bye to your town. or to. the last unicorn to be sworn in. order to complete what. many people here in france believe that is partly due to the president of. this particular election. the egyptian authorities of impounded the container ship that built the canal last month the of the given was stopped for nearly a week disrupting billions of dollars worth of global trade ahead of the suez canal says the vessel won't be released until it's japanese on a settles a claim for compensation reports to be worth around $900000000.00 now we've been following events in the caribbean and of st vincent which has been rocked by another eruption as volcanic activity threatens water and food supplies the loss of
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free will can again spewing ash and gas clouds just last since last week 16000 residents have been evacuated with experts saying explosions could continue for weeks small and economical reports. for decades less of free air remain dormant like last week's huge eruption sent gas and rocks spewing from its summit probably 50 kilometers this. is something you know the initial impact led to evacuation orders 416000 residents on monday a big of a kind of explosion made a dire situation worse those that didn't evacuate to dealing with increasing amounts of choking ash and water shortages and fear that more eruptions may come i'm not telling a lie and right now i think. because we don't know if you it will get back oh wow. now we have the stuff for a look aid from neighboring countries is slowly making its way to the silent 100000
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people but the prime minister told al-jazeera the road to recovery will be hard you know we can see when mathematical precision how long it's going to last but this is a long haul we need to be in this condition before bob's or more but it's going to take much longer time to react really did tend to reconstruct so far there were no reports of deaths or serious injuries from the multiple eruptions those that live close to the volcano were evacuated to scientists or signs of activity in 1000 no to an estimated 1600 people died during a violent a ruction those that remember the last eruption in 1979 and say this is worse if you looked up. there is this huge. in this. deadly drug only once and now within minutes. it would
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just feel a change in the mood in the town the volcano sits on the northern part of the island away from most of the population but the threat to crops water supplies and the health of those still on the island is critical and vincents prime minister. as normal life doesn't exist it may not for some time to gallacher al jazeera. a recap of the headlines now president joe biden has decided to withdraw all remaining american troops from afghanistan by september 11th a u.s. official says biden will announce the move on wednesday his decision would miss the may 1st deadline for withdrawal equate with the taliban by the trump administration september 11th the serious the 20th anniversary of the 911 attacks by al qaida which led to the u.s. invasion of afghanistan and america's longest war.

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