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the trouble is that we all want to be timeless. and. to see their health thank you. russia hits back at the u.s. working up or toiletry sanctions on expelling american diplomats. this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. u.s. president joe biden calls for action to fight the epidemic of gun violence following another mass shooting in indianapolis. key members from the miles and the
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commitment form an alliance with ousted politicians and what they're calling a national unity government. dire situation unfolding in mozambique aid agencies warn of severe food shortages affecting hundreds of thousands of people. as begin with breaking news russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says he will aust 10 u.s. diplomats to leave as his country responds in kind for u.s. expulsions and sanctions against the kremlin and he says russia is looking at painful measures aimed at u.s. businesses or president joe biden announced no ray of sanctions on thursday for what he says is russia's election meddling and cyber attacks let's go straight to our correspondent ben and smith who is live for us in moscow this is
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a case clearly of tit for tat talk us through the details what we've heard from russia today. yes those were the use of words used by russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov he said their actions were tit for tat so u.s. diplomats here in russia will have to leave russia or is also sanctioning 8 washington administration officials this is because last month the u.s. sanctioned 8 russians is going to stop the u.s. embassies and missions here hiring russians and other 3rd country nationals to work in their missions this can affect everything from drivers and cooks to analysis stuff and also it's been suggested by the russian foreign ministry that the u.s. ambassador here goes back to washington for consultations because russia's ambassador is here in moscow for consultations but said the russian foreign
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ministry also says it doesn't want 'd things to escalate beyond what has happened now a suggestion they want to draw a line under the series of activities i say that because russia lavrov has welcomed the initiative put by president biden on choose the night for both biden and vladimir putin to meet at a date several months from now so moscow trying to look forward to that having now responded it says in kind to the sanctions imposed by the u.s. then it's met their 1st in moscow many thanks several european leaders urging russia to reverse a troop build up on its border with ukraine the ukrainian president is calling for a summit with vladimir putin as well as european powers a statement follows a video conference with the leaders of germany france and ukraine. police are still
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unsure of the motive a gunman who killed 8 people and then himself out of facility run by logistics john fed-ex it is just the latest in a series of u.s. mass shootings and the 3rd in the city of indianapolis just this year survivors who were working at the time have described the traumatic and chaotic scenes. that you myself own lockers where you can go to large is yes the break room going to shooter when it was going on i can't believe you know on going to work this morning on already rooms that were wow do me an organ so. well we can go to our correspondent mike hanna who is live outside the white house to tell us more. president joe biden has released a statement in the last half hour or so what is he had to say on what's happened well indeed year senate behind me here the flag on the white house has been lowered to half staff president biden points out in his statement that this is just 2 weeks
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after a similar action was taken following yet another mass shooting president biden the statement expresses deep condolences for the 8 victims of this latest round of shooting he says as well though that congress must now act he says it is time for action is called on congress to apply what he calls common sense anti gun legislation which should include he suggests universal background checks a ban on weapons of war as he puts it along with a complete ban on high capacity magazines so president biden now calling on congress to take action to ply gun legislation as the nation reels from yet another mass shooting attack many thanks for that mike hanna there life for us outside the white house. and chicago a face so police are saying of
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a 13 year old boy has sparked nationwide outrage disturbing bodycount video of the incident has been released of the public weeks after the incident it appears to show adam to later 10 to offices hands raised before being shot by an officer heidi jackassery reports 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 a police surveillance system had detected gunshots nearby and the investigating officer runs after a person down an alley way. but . that person was 13 year old adam toledo she called the police had at 1st called this an armed confrontation with the police claiming the boy had been holding a gun and the video released 17 days later appears to tell
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a different story as to lead a lays crumpled his empty hands still grazed 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. adam 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 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 i don't know what leg.
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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 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 an 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
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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 joe castro al-jazeera. politicians opposed to the man miles minutes he didn't have formed a national unity government includes ousted members of parliament young leaders of antic a protests as was ethnic minorities man was been grabbed by political turmoil and bloodshed since the military deposed elected leaders in a coup in february security forces have killed more than 700 people since then is quite low. 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
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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 no you give me a very good chance he has no good need to be of cause don't be some change he. wanted to mind the to go moment a while. 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
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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 giant including deposed civilian leader on song suchi and what's new in this national unity government 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. still ahead on al-jazeera hong kong's prominent prior democracy figures sentence for their role in anti-government protests in 2019. a dramatic recovery survive as a cover 90 in france share their stories of the fight against the virus.
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hello there things are looking relatively quiet and calm across much of the middle east we will see some isolated showers across central parts of saudi arabia they may affect riyadh but temperatures here where we expect them for this time of year edging up into the early thirty's $32.00 in riyadh $35.00 in doha there is the wind kicking in and that's going to bring some dusty skies as well with some hazy sunshine for parts of qatar and the u.a.e. also saudi arabia but it's as we head up north to the levant that things are really heating up temperatures in jerusalem edging up as we get into sunday to record levels near record levels 34 degrees there in jerusalem and for iraq it's a similar story for look at baghdad by the time we get to monday will be peaking up into the early forty's so plenty of warm weather around here and it's a similar story in the north of africa things are heating up there awesome storms
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expected across the ethiopian rift valley affecting parts of somalia as well but much of the rain is in that central band of africa getting particularly heavy on sunday in the western areas of democratic republic of congo for much of the sunshine will have to head further south. frank assessments of poison but the government wants what exactly how and what measures now taking what a situation might not be you could ever get informed opinion is the u.s. with thinking military positioning in the middle east or is it just a simple act of reorganizing ministry us and this is a message to the region that the united states is rethinking its military posture in depth analysis of the day school ople headline inside story on al-jazeera.
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you're watching al-jazeera mind top stories this hour russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov says he'll also attend the 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 thursday's mass shooting the government killed 8 people and injured several others as a fed ex facility who killed himself has not been identified. members
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of me out miles out of political parties ethnic leaders and to keep protesters have formed a national unity government they say it's aimed at restoring democracy up to the military overthrew the elected government and a coup in february. iran says it has successfully enriched uranium to 60 percent which is far beyond the limits set on that the term of the 2050 nuclear deal on thursday iran attended more talks in vienna aimed at reviving the accord where president joe biden wants iran to stop violating the terms if the u.s. is to rejoin to her arm once u.s. sanctions lifted a setback has more from to her on iran is doing that because it's a reaction to what they have called the act of sabotage last sunday their main nuclear facility not tons 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
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was nuclear terrorism and the called on 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 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 signed that deal it was 3.67 percent when former president donald trump imposed sanctions in one waited for a year then went up to 4 percent now yesterday the president hassan rouhani said that iran has the ability to pursue which to 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. hong kong's 9 most prominent pro-democracy
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activists have been sentenced for taking part in anti-government protests in 2019 among them as veteran campaign a martin lady who helped launch the city's largest opposition party in the 1990 s. and media tycoon jimmy lai persons foreign minister says prosecuting leading pro-democracy activists is unacceptable agent brown reports when the phone was markedly help 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 the lead chuckie arrives ready for jail referencing the words of a familiar anthem for troubled times you will never walk alone we will work together for a 3rd even further. we will work here for you now that 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 ly is already in jail having been denied bail after being charged under the new national security law on friday police late 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 the 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
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system means that campaign seems to be back where it began emily lau is a rarity in today's hong kong an opposition figure who hasn't been arrested yet so maybe our 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 in our part of the curriculum another sign of how china is remaking this city in its image a dream brown al-jazeera on call. a japanese prime minister a year she had a cigar is in washington to meet u.s. president joe biden. vice president come on the harris the white house he is the
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1st foreign leader abidance hosting since he took office the 2 i expected to discuss china's growing economic and military power in the pacific region aging has warned the u.s. and japan about what it described as negative news and collusion against china. the global economy is also another focus of talks between biden and get the 2 lead is concerned about a worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips rob reynolds has more on the story. 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 lockdowns demand for more
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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 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 play from home demanded an incredibly resilient so that that immediately got back to the name of the auto guys came up at a 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 activities are closed down shots for
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a lot of their popular 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 a string. thing 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 to help us resolve the mom next 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 the number of corona virus infections is rising across several parts of asia thailand as recording its highest number of cases since the
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outbreak cases are also rising in malaysia florence there are reports from penciling jaya. after managing to keep case numbers relatively low 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 bossa 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 well let me say as a doctor we are overwhelmed by the surge in cases it's very difficult to transfer patients to other hospitals 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
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is 1.17 business represents the average number of people an infected person will 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 research has cautioned 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 veterans in japan coronavirus cases have been increasing after state of emergency was lifted last month it's also facing a more contagious baby and. ringback that's led 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 italian jaya malaysia. french doctors say a more cohesive government response could have prevented some more than 100000 lives from being lost to covert 19 there and as a 3rd wave continues their warnings against leftwing apostle lock down to sing and dance about the reports from paris. a do better spent 2 months in a coma in a paris hospital last year off to contract in covert 19 doctors told his family there was a chance he wouldn't leave his recovery took weeks a video of the day he returned home after his ordeal shows him looking days and fragile you see we knew a levee i came back to life but i was totally weak and i was discouraged to fall asleep because i thought if i want to sleep i will die and i couldn't let that happen it was a battle i had to fight to leave it to barito he survived but many have not
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french health officials say more than 100000 people have died of covert 19 since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago among them health worker patrick grassi his daughter says he died alone at home lord ongar korean people need to understand that their think over times is extremely violent because you can't see your loved one you can't old their hand or say goodbye in a tweet the french president said that the victims would not be forgotten also also with their families their loved ones for children that have lost a parent or grandparent for bereaved siblings and friendships cut short the fact that 100000 people have died of covert 19 is a sad and grim milestone for france particularly for those who have lost loved ones and it comes at a time when the country is still battling a 3rd wave. i don't last little near paris this doctor says there's some deaths
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could have been prevented if the french government had imposed tighter restrictions and unfortunately. the french government has decided to try to to live with the virus and to let the virus circulating circulating within the population and definitely that strategy is at least partly responsible for the promise of many deaths the government has accelerated is vaccine roll out and did move to a partial lockdown after resisting calls for weeks to do so it says it will lift some of those restrictions in mid may some health workers say that would be too soon it will bear to agrees he says it's important for him to share his experience and raise awareness about the dangers of cove it his way he says of honoring those who didn't make it natasha butler i'll just sirrah paris the un's world food
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program says almost a 1000000 people are facing severe hunger in northern mozambique barely 700000 have been displaced by finding between government forces and armed groups linked to eisele around 2600 people have died since the conflict started 4 years ago. has this report from a camp. or province. zubayr says 3 months ago dragged him into the forest saying they were going to chop off his head when he tried to escape they shot him while. there are any. one of. they kept shooting at me and i kept running i hid in the bush for 3 days and 3 nights i was weak and i lost a lot of blood somebody found me and carried me to a place where boats were rescuing other people from my village that is how i survived.
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an armed group calling itself with links to eisele is behind this attack in fact they've been wreaking havoc in the region since 2017 their attacks have left at least 2600 people dead and uprooted nearly 700000 people. is one of them he now lives in a camp for internally displaced people is one of several in mozambique daugaard a province thousands of people now have no source of income and rely on humanitarian aid but many of them they have seen directly their relatives being here. either by shooting or by ticket potations. many of them they don't know where there are thieves are and they don't know if they are alive and there's no way for them to know because they don't have communication voices know that you can call by cell what are yours to life which is they don't know. another thing is also the living conditions like you can see here it's very very small houses where sometimes
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you have to tell people living. a few kilometers down the road there is another even bigger camp this one will sit up only a few months ago. the last census carried out by the government in december last year counted nearly 50000 people living in this camp since then attacks in towns and villages have grown in size and frequency humanitarian workers say many more people are now living here as well as an other camp in the problem was. the most recent attack was in parma in march weeks later families are still arriving at reception centers desperately looking for food and shelter some of them could end up joining thousands of others already living in camps not sure if it will ever be safe enough for them to go back home. al-jazeera out of province mozambique.

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