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a national unity government. pro-democracy media tycoon jimmy lie is one of 9 people sentenced in hong kong for their role in 29000 anti-government protests. we begin with breaking news russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says he will last 10 u.s. diplomats to leave his country responds in kind for the u.s. expulsions and sanctions against the kremlin and he says russia is looking at painful measures aimed at u.s. businesses president joe biden announced a new right of sanctions on thursday for what he says is russia's election meddling and cyber attacks the scale i saw correspondent but ed smith in moscow but at this very much a case of tit for tat took us through in more detail what russia has announced
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today. yes we're just getting some more clarity on what's. said in the in the last half hour or so as well as expelling 10 u.s. diplomats they're also going to sanction 8 u.s. administration officials their names will be revealed later that sort of matches the individuals that the u.s. the number of individuals sanctioned by the u.s. russia are also says going to close u.s. foundations and n.g.o.s because they're interfering in russian affairs we haven't been given the names as yet of the foundations and n.g.o.s specifically that russia is referring to they're going to stop the u.s. hiring russians and other 3rd country nationals from working in its missions here in moscow that is because russia says in our missions in the u.s. we only hire russians now for the usa that could affect everything from drivers and
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cleaners to analysts and other individuals who may be working in the u.s. diplomatic missions here in russia so that could make life particularly difficult for the americans here. and they've also threatened to go a bit further lavrov said that there are 450 people working in the u.s. missions in the in russia and 450 russians in the u.s. but 150 of those lavrov says work in the u.n. mission so he says if the u.s. goes further inside actions against russia we will ask the u.s. to take another $150.00 people out and lastly he suggested lavrov suggested that the u.s. ambassador here john sullivan should go back to the u.s. for consultations this is this is not expelling the u.s. ambassador but is suggesting he go back to the u.s. to discuss with his superiors what's happening but is because law says that ambassador to washington d.c.
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is currently here in moscow i think many thanks for that ben is smith talking to us that. in moscow several european leaders are urging russia to reverse a troop build up on its border with ukraine ukraine's president calls for a summit with blood near putin and european powers his statement follows a video conference with the leaders of germany france and crane. police are still unsure of the motive of a gunman who killed 8 people then himself out of his ability run by logistics giant fedex it is the latest in a series of u.s. mass shootings and the 3rd in the city of indianapolis this year alone survivors who were working at the time have described the traumatic and chaotic scenes. to give myself a lot as well you can go to law yes the break room we got back to shooting when it was going on i can't believe you know i'm going to work just money on a way to bring the word why would there be an organ you said. where we are left
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with this morning is grief grief for the families of those killed in grief for the employees who have lost their coworkers and grief for the many americans struggling to understand how tragedies like this continue to occur again and again john hendren is covering developments from minneapolis. police say that they responded to a call for shots fired at the fed ex facility in indianapolis and when they got there police say that they saw a number of people wounded outside and those people had wounds consistent with gunshot wounds when they entered the building they say they now understand that the police that the gunman had already killed himself after killing 8 other people and
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it's reported that 5 other people have gone to the hospital 4 with gunshot wounds one with other and identified wounds. so they are now going through surveillance footage and doing interviews and trying to find out what the motivation was because they say they was no precipitating incident there was an argument or a dispute that they're aware of this is according to police who talked to officials at fed ex. while when the u.s. sufficing the fatal shooting of a 13 year old boy it happened in chicago last month but video of the incident has only just been released the distressing pictures appear to show adam to raise his hands as directed by police before being shot castro has this report. the video you're about to see is incredibly disturbing it's 2 30 am and an officer wearing a body camera arrives at a black and latino neighborhood of chicago
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a police or valence system had detected gunshots nearby and the investigating officer runs after a person down an alley way. talking but. that person was 13 year old adam toledo chicago police had at 1st called this an armed confrontation with the police claiming the boy had been holding a gun the video released 17 days later appears to tell a different story as to lead allays crumpled his empty hands still raised in the hands of position fall next to his body with an earth stay with us they wake their way. i'm going to start c.p.r. i'm not. at him during his last 2nd of life did not have a gun in his hand. the officer screamed at him show me your hands adam complied turned around his hands were empty when he was shot in the chest at
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the hands of the officer. it had taken intense public pressure to convince chicago police to release the video toledo's mother had spoken to her son in early april. good students. are up in the air. the civilian office of police accountability is investigating and the officer identified as eric stillman and obviously shaken immediately after the shooting is now on administrative duties the chicago police department was cited by the u.s. justice department in 2017 for civil rights violations aimed at minorities and a white officer who shot a black man 16 times in 2014 was convicted of murder we live in a city that is traumatized by
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a long history of police violence and misconduct so while we don't have enough information to be the judge and jury of this particular situation it is certainly understandable why so many of our residents are feeling it all too familiar surge of outrage and pain chicago's mayor and the toledo family have issued a joint call for calm in the city acknowledging the painful footage will elicit an emotional response from all who view it the last moments of a 13 year old who according to his mother had dreamed of becoming a police officer himself now dead at the hands of one heidi jo castro al-jazeera. thousands of children making the perilous journey to the u.s. of being held in mexican shelters without basic necessities the charity save the children says a number of them are traveling on their own and some shelters about 15 percent of people is showing symptoms of covert 19 u.s.
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government figures show more than 34000 unaccompanied children why didn't fight at the border with mexico between january and march of this year. the u.n. refugee agency says it's deeply concerned about 65000 people who fled their homes in northeast nigeria this week have been driven away by a series of attacks by armed groups in the town of dumbest sock in borno state the u.n. a.c.r. has suspended operations in the area after its office and aid warehouse and a clinic were looted and burned pakistan has restored access to all social media after blocking it for hours in response to van and process earlier this week at least 2 police officers were killed and hundreds injured during demonstrations by supporters of the terror. pakistan party religious group wants the government to expel the french ambassador there's been anger over the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet mohammed in france
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politicians al said by myanmar's gintas say they're forming a national unity government it also includes young leaders of anti coup protests as well as ethnic minorities at least $700.00 people have been killed in the turmoil and chaos since the general seized power in february he's gone hyla. an organization that has opposed the takeover by myanmar's military on february 1st have announced the formation of a national unity government a body that will work to remove military control and restore democracy it will operate inside and out of the country. the leaders have been named including elected members of parliament ousted by the coup and who protest leaders and members of ethnic minorities they feel they have a better chance of being recognized as the real leaders of the country and not those heading the junk so now we are giving a very good chance he has no good need to be of cause don't be some
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change the. venue to mind the to go moment. the announcement won't change much for the protesters nor is it expected to change the posture of violent crackdown by myanmar's security forces but some say it's aimed at building legitimacy for those opposing the junk i think that it's entirely possible that this will play an important role someone to talk to for the international community as someone that can speak to international forums and can represent the protesters and the people of myanmar as they continue their tug of war against military that seems determined to shoot people down in the streets he went on to say that the new government could serve as a connection to the leadership being held by the joint including deposed civilian leader on song suchi and what's new in this national unity government
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a broad ethnic representation of the many different groups within me and mark some have ethnic minority forces that control their semiautonomous areas and the leaders of the new body say they intend to team up with them to form a federal army scott heiler al-jazeera. coming up in the news the heads the biggest selling china's economy is surging back from the and bank and what it could mean for the global recovery. and the chips are down more here about a serious well wide sort of semiconductor since. the classic janet. sponsored play qatar airways. hello there strong winds across northern china 11 goalie a dust storm to beijing in this was the scene yellow skies there in air pollution
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reached the v. a level that's cleared but things do remain rather unhealthy that weather system from the north pushing out towards japan and that's reached up with this belt of rain and cloud to bring wetter weather to japan that's expected to continue as we go into sunday you can see how kaido getting rather heavy downpours there heading further south to the eastern coast of china lots of sunshine coming through shanghai at 20 degrees it's further south we're seeing those storms and showers affecting parts of north vietnam as well we could see some localized flooding there but the big significant weather story is that typhoon 1st one of the year affecting the philippine sea it's not expected to make landfall in the philippines but we could have some damaging winds and heavy rain in eastern areas there and that's likely to edge off into the sea as we go into next week looking to india not things
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are looking rather hot and dry for many central areas there will have some storms in the southern coast. qatar airways. welcome. from every one of us. even those working quietly behind the scenes. so you can relax joy break in your journey. and when you leave with a smile we know what he's done qataris welcome to. the all.
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera mind to our top stories this hour russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says he'll os 10 u.s. diplomats to leave the country it's in response to diplomatic expulsions and sanctions against russia announced by the u.s. on thursday says russia is also looking at targeting american businesses with painful measures. police in the u.s. city of indianapolis say it's still premature to establish a motive behind the state's mass shooting a gunman killed 8 people and injured several others at a fed ex facility the attacker who killed himself has not been identified. members of myanmar's alsa political parties ethnic leaders and anti q protesters have formed a national unity government they say it's aimed at restoring democracy on to the ministry overthrew the exit government in a coup back in february. hong kong's 9 most
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prominent pro-democracy activists have been sentenced for taking part in anti-government protests in 2019 among them on veteran campaign i'm martin me and media tycoon to me live from hong kong agent brown reports what you think but it was not only helped found hong kong's pro-democracy movement and co-wrote the city's mini constitution which is why he's often called the father of hong kong's democracy now $82.00 the lawyer arrived at court saying whatever happens i can take it in his case an 11 month sentence suspended for 24 months. lead chuckie on arrives ready for jail referencing the words of a familiar anthem for troubled times you will never walk alone where i work to get out her a 3rd even though we were there for you know he
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was jailed for 12 months jimmy lie the founder of hong kong's most popular newspaper was jailed for 14 months his legal journey has barely begun. jimmy lie is already in jail having been denied bail after being charged under the new national security law on friday police later additional charges against him including another under that law if convicted he faces the prospect of the rest of his life in jail the 9 activists were convicted of organizing and taking part in a larger unauthorized but peaceful protest in august 2019 the took place in turin chill rain they're veterans of a campaign for political reform that began almost 40 years ago when hong kong was still a british colony and democracy was limited china's recent overhaul of the political system means that campaign seems to be back where it began. emily lau is
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a rarity in today's hong kong an opposition figure who hasn't been arrested yet so maybe on next who knows but i think people just have to stand up and speak up for what they believe in and as the judge said take the consequences but the game is not over the fight will go on in a peaceful and nonviolent way. the sentences come amid a stepped up propaganda campaign to promote patriotic education lessons on safeguarding national security and now part of the curriculum another sign of how china is remaking this city it is. a dream brown al-jazeera on call. or china has reported in 18.3 percent leap in economic growth over the past 3 months it comes a week after the international monetary fund for cost growth of 8.4 percent for china this year leaving the world's pandemic recovery the united states the world's
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largest economy will be another powerhouse expanding by a predicted 6.4 percent the i.m.f. believes the global economy will surge 6 percent it's also space in 4 decades katrina you reports now from. and shanghai is commercial center buses of domestic tourists rup shoulders but office workers and delivery people the city has bounced back from the pandemic something reflected in the latest economic think it is china grew by 18.3 percent in the 1st quarter of 2021 the biggest jump since records began in the early 1990 s. there is talk of the u.s. what i'd say we expect the economy this year to maintain its current trend of steady strengthening and steady improvement but many say the figure is skewed it comes from a low base of minus 7 percent this time last year a period of lockdowns employers during the beginning of the current a virus outbreak that created
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a historic contraction still the chinese government says the recovery has been robust led by a strong industrial sector and a jump in demand for exports as carved spread around the world aging poured money into infrastructure projects but resisted heavy handed stimulus measures to avoid worsening debt china's response $19.00 economically was percentile in between 10 and 30 percent of what was done by the us europe etc so there wasn't this helicopter money but retail spending and domestic consumption continue to lag behind and some analysts say china's economic recovery has been an even and many living in poor areas are still struggling to get by right now a job security is bad over. our side of big cities consumption declining so basically the economic recovery right now are concentrated in big cities if you're looking at smaller cities areas there are economic recovery or.
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china's g.d.p. grew by 2.3 percent in 2020 the only major economy to do so during the pandemic analysts attribute china's relatively fast economic turnaround to its ability to control its coronavirus outbreaks early and intel. of restriction so normal life in many cities resumed around the middle of last year but china's borders remain closed and uncertainty over when they'll open up again is undermining consumer confidence the chinese government expects more modest levels of growth later this year and has set an overall target of more than 6 percent to 2021 between e.u. al-jazeera shanghai. iran says it has successfully and reached uranium to 60 percent which is far beyond the limits set on the the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal on thursday iran attended more talks in vienna aimed at reviving that accord
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president joe biden wants iran to stop violating the terms if the u.s. is to rejoin terror on once the u.s. sanctions lifted 1st as a bag has moved into her own. ron is doing that because it's a reaction to what they have called the act of sabotage last sunday at their main nuclear facility in towns now iran announced that they would be enriching to 60 percent as well as installing a 1000 more advanced centrifuges now that attack happened on sunday iran said it was nuclear terrorism and the cold in the europeans yesterday to condemn it and actually cuse them of having a weak response now yes that is above the limits allowed in the 2015 nuclear deal but iran has already passed those limits iran has been enriching up to 20 percent uranium enrichment since november that enrichment the increase in recent was the reaction of the assassination of iran's elite nuclear scientist must in fact result in november if i take you back to 2015 iran was reaching to 20 percent when they
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signed that deal it was 3.67 percent when former president donald trump imposed sanctions in one waited for a year then when up to 4 percent now yesterday the president hassan rouhani said that iran has the ability to preserve 90 percent that's weapons grade clearly concerning for the united states and the europeans well iran is also using this as leverage for those talks. nearly 9000 new coven 1000 cases have been reported in the netherlands the biggest 24 hour jump since january the prime minister margaret says it shows it's to sing the restrictions to be relaxed they'll be a cabinet meeting on extending the rules next week. infections are rising fast also in many parts of asia thailand has just recorded its highest caseload since the pandemic began while malaysians are being warned of a 4th wave front reports. after managing to keep kay's numbers relatively low
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compared to other countries thailand is now seeing an increase this week alone it's reported 5 record tallies the outbreak has been traced to a number of bars and nightclubs in the capital bangkok. and in the philippines hospitals are struggling to cope the country has one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in asia over when i missed as a doctor we are overwhelmed by the surge in cases it's very difficult to transfer patients to other hospital since many are for we also lack health workers in the philippines president bridgie go to terre de has suggested allowing the government to convert hotels into facilities where covert 9000 patients can be isolated in malaysia 2 cases have been rising prompting concerns of a 4th wave the basic reproduction number of covered 1000 infections in the country is 1.17 business represents the average number of people an infected person will
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pass the virus to a number of less than one means the infection is not spreading malaysia rolled out its vaccination program in february but it's struggling with inadequate supplies of vaccines as well as a low take up rate and public health researches caution that a vaccine is not a silver bullet general consensus among the largest and they believe that in the year that the manufacturers of have to believe me you design and update to better hand the new variants in japan coronavirus cases have been increasing after a state of emergency was left at last month it's also facing a more contagious variant. that's let to doubts the summer olympics can be held safely on friday tokyo's olympics chief insisted japan is committed to holding a safe games in july even as calls to postpone or cancel the games grow louder
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florence li al-jazeera battalion jaya malaysia. australia's federal court has found that google missile to consumers the case had to do with settings in android smartphones the judge ruled that google misrepresented what options were necessary for people's data not to be collected take companies particularly those providing services for free are in the interest in the business is the business they are in is to collect as much data from you as possible therefore there's always that incentive to not perhaps be upfront with you in terms of walked out of they are collecting in case you object to it and they therefore have a list and they therefore might lose money. japanese prime minister yasha he is in washington to meet u.s. president joe biden as biden's 1st face to face with the foreign leaders since taking office china will be a dominant talking point but take a territorial disputes and alleged human rights abuses the global economy will also
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be on the agenda sickened by both worried about a well wide shortage of semiconductor chips as rob reynolds has been finding out. semiconductors are at the heart of the devices many of us use every day from phones to game console household electronics and medical diagnostics to name just a few but now there are a shortage of the vital silicon chips in my 30 year career i've never seen a. demand exceeding supply to the extent that we have supplies were tight before the pandemic hit but during the global lock downs demand for more networking in more devices has skyrocketed now we're in a multi-year cycle where the demand is really outstripping the supply the crunch is crushing the u.s. auto industry at the beginning of the pandemic demand plummeted and automakers cut
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back production drastically but they underestimated how quickly demand would rebound when they raced to put in more orders late last year they were turned down by chip makers committed to supplying other industries when those orders got cancelled immediately got back filled by other areas of the market that actually stayed very robust recovery things like you know p.c.'s in person like tronics all these anything work from home starting from home plate from home demanded an incredibly resilient and so that got to be got back on the name of the auto guys came up at a go back way recently general motors the largest u.s. auto maker announced it would cut production even though demand is high if you look across the board there i mean a shot a lot of factories are closed on ships for a lot of their. there are crossovers as well so it's definitely hitting you know hitting the market the u.s. leads the world in semiconductor design but manufacturing is heavily concentrated in taiwan south korea and japan recently president joe biden called for
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strengthening u.s. manufacturing capacity as a matter of national economic security top administration officials are meeting with leading chip manufacturers in the meantime are reaching out to our allies semiconductor companies and others in the supply chain to ramp up production and tell us resolve the bomb techs we face now increasing ship capacity will take time and it won't be cheap a single semiconductor plant can cost $20000000000.00 to construct robert oulds al jazeera los angeles. this is out there these are your top stories russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says he lost 10 u.s. diplomats to leave the country mirroring the expulsions of russians from the u.s. washington they've also announced an array of new sanctions against the kremlin lover of says russia is looking at imposing painful measures on u.s.
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businesses but he's in the usa of indianapolis says it's.


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