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on al-jazeera. the climate is changing and action now is paramount the challenges are immense but overcoming the this crucial will president joe biden galvanized efforts for stronger action stay with the just 0 for special coverage of the leaders summit on climate. 0. 00000 i marianna my 0 watching the news hour live from london coming up in the next 60 minutes moscow expels diplomats and bans u.s. officials in retaliation to sanctions imposed by the biden administration. gunned down at work 8 fed-ex employees die when a gunman opens fire as families mourn police hunting for
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a motive. finding common ground of groups opposed to mere miles military form a national unity government and we look at an important scientific advance all the stuff of nightmares research is create the 1st embryo from human and monkey sounds . and i'm sign of how much would the oldest sporting colluding with rafael nadal's bid for a 12 monte carlo masters title has ended the spaniard to a stunned by a rush and 3 in the quarter finals. welcome to the program rusher is moving to expel 10 u.s. diplomats from the country and response to u.s. sanctions against the kremlin this week the pharmacist sergey lavrov also announced the addition of 8 u.s. officials to its sanctions list and restrictions to the activities of u.s.
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and geos in the country the measures were widely expected following the expulsion of russian diplomats and u.s. sanctions targeting individuals and companies accused of conducting cyber attacks to interfere in last year's presidential election which russia has denied and it smith reports now from moscow. the russian government says its response to u.s. sanctions is tit for tat 10 u.s. diplomats will have to leave and 8 senior current and former administration officials are banned from entering russia that includes former national security adviser susan rice foreign minister sergei lavrov says he could go further still. if all exchanges of niceties continue we will ask the americans to bring the number of their diplomats who deal with bilateral relations with russia in accordance with the number of our employees working in the embassy and to general consulates in the us. the kremlin is reacting to u.s.
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government decision to blacklist russian companies expel russian diplomats and bar u.s. banks from buying sovereign bonds from the central bank in moscow russia continue to interfere with our democracy all this because washington says russia is involved in malign acts including the persecution of opposition politicians alexina valmy interfering in elections engaging in cyber hacking as well as occupying crimea that the toughest sanctions since 2018. if the government is frightened by the way the events are developing but they will change course and will continue to be confrontational but the question is how far will the kremlin push it they will try to make it look as though nothing has changed but in reality they will be much more careful in the waging of the consequences of their actions the kremlin says president putin has yet to decide if you'll take part in a u.s. led climate summit next week russia's government seems to be open but a line has now been drawn up in his response to the u.s. sanctions the foreign ministry here says he wants to avoid any further escalation
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and survey lavrov says he takes positively joe biden's offer of a meeting with vladimir putin. but it's an al-jazeera moscow. president has pressed for 4 way peace negotiations to ease tensions following a build up of russian troops along their shared all. dept during a visit to paris talks with the french present. and the german chancellor angela merkel charles strafford reports on this story now from kiev. emergency talks in paris an effort to deescalate a military situation with russia that many ukrainians fear could spiral into war. germany's chancellor angela merkel joined her french and ukrainian counterparts online russia's recent deployment to what's estimated to be 100000 troops along with heavy weaponry to its borders with ukraine has caused alarm across europe and
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among nato allies we have seen so warm and stronger nation in ukraine and france and then germany about i said where directly and there are one is there that we we need to move where equate sorry i understand that it's a war problem but it but i think that it's not only our problem that is the safety of you or. russia the 4th member of the so-called normandy format that has for 7 years been trying to negotiate a political solution to the conflict in eastern ukraine was not invited to the meeting in paris. moscow says its troop deployment is a military exercise and poses no threat but has warned it will respond to what it describes as ukrainian provocation. 14000 people have been killed in a 1000000 forced to flee their homes since the conflict began in 2014. both science accuse each other of regularly for violating a cease fire that has barely held since it was signed 7 years ago germany and
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france have been accused of wavering on how to confront russia and how much support to give ukraine ukraine's foreign minister last week called russia's troop deployment an open threat of war and destruction of his country more ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the beginning of this year than 3. 2020 in kiev ukraine's deputy foreign minister told our jazeera russia is using the threat of violence to test nato and the new u.s. administration each from russia ready to settle the conflict that is the question and the basic one son about us or territories is about russia russia is not interested in having result of oriented approaches in these negotiations they are only pushing for the process by itself to control the situation people in the ukrainian capital on the us said those are both of you know what could happen you can expect anything from putin if there is
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a war everyone will defend our land we will be defending our country yet you put a video is no no what you need which i'm not a fortune teller but of course i don't want war everything is possible from russia it's the aggressor that capable of anything and nothing good will come of it ukraine's president says he is ready to hold talks with russia france and germany in order to calm the situation on the border in a statement released after the paris meeting france and germany yet again urge russia to withdraw its forces but despite the diplomatic pressure there is no sign russian president vladimir putin is ready to do that yet charles trafford al-jazeera kiev. now the former cuban president raul castro is stepping down as head of the ruling communist party to call it the end of an era would be an understatement after raul and his brother fidel the island of 60 is our latin
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america attitude in human has more now on the legacy. his seuss navarro and his wife haven't missed an episode of the series conquering a dream a special state t.v. production about the cuban communist party. it's part of the lead up to the end of the castro era window castro renounces his last and most powerful position for a moment by the secretary general of the only party that has ruled cuba for nearly 6 decades that means that about his entire life a castro has been in charge in the infancy it would be hard to watch raul leave but will have to accept that. unlike his older brother fidel castro has been a family man more gregarious he and his wife huma spin joined fidel castro to overthrow cuba's former dictatorship he always took a back seat to his brother but for half a century he controlled the military he was vice president and number 2 in the
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communist party and when fidel castro fell ill in 2006 it was finally the old castro's turn to run the country he quickly lifted knows some practices such as the prohibition for cubans to buy or sell property or a car or even stay at hotels and resorts for foreigners he introduced timid economic reforms to allow ordinary citizens to run small businesses. he oversaw the renewal of diplomatic ties with the united states and a historic visit by president barack obama in 2016 but what he did not change was his commitment to the communist party his total control. they didn't elect me as president to restore capitalism in cuba or to surrender the revolution i was elected to defend maintain and continue perfecting socialism not to destroy it for more than half a century the same so-called historic generation with cloth with raul and fidel
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castro in the insurrection has held the most important positions in the party. but 5 years ago at the age of 85 gallon castro announced that he and the rest would step down this april at the next communist party congress. juge of the lore of life in the 7th congress will be the last one held by this is storage generation but he is handing over the baton during an acute economic crisis brought on by the pandemic and more severe u.s. economic sanctions and while these billboards appeal to cubans to resist my. goodness now more open dissent than ever. he's hinted he'll retire and return to eastern cuba where he was born and where fidel castro is buried to spend the rest of his days in the countryside but many don't believe that he's going to be like the guy you know and the spiritual guy but in the end he is going to be.
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controlled in every scene like like old. almost 5 years after fidel castro died the last remaining castro brother is stepping down whether he remains in the communist party in a lesser capacity or as an elder statesman it's unlikely to mean the end of 89 year old role castro's influence at least in the immediate future to see a newman al-jazeera. or has found while address raul castro valid he'll always be prepared to defend his country and the communist party now that guy it's yours. nothing compels me to make this decision but i fervently believe in the strength and the value of example and the understanding of my compatriots and let's know in delegates that as long as i live i will be ready with my foot on the steerable to defend the country the revolution and socialism with more force than
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ever lets out long live a free cuba long live fidel home and or death. or is written extensively on cuba u.s. relations he joins us now from washington is there a sense of anxiety and you think inside cuber about what the future holds for the country i think there is there it's different for a good ordinary cuban and no leadership leadership is worried ordinary cubans will . have an illegal with children missing we do ship with the revolutionary heroes now departing. far east where the number 2 person already. charo is also going to be stepping go he's 90 years old so will be a new set of leaders and they're in some ways and their legitimacy as a b. average german are there is great concern about the future of the economy there are
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more and more cubans trying to leave the country no because i'm using the word bad state and they don't have confidence that the government has a good plan to get them out of this dilemma right that has been already there were economic obstacles in the country you had sanctions restrictions imposed by former president donald trump that affected the economy and then on top of that came the coronavirus pandemic one of the last few years been like in the country. well. in school the 17 there was a sense of enormous possibility the country had grown significantly in terms of its economic standing are there was a lot of money flowing in the country because tourism. and people were feeling very good there were one and a half 1000000 u.s. tourists in cuba in 27. but since then with the klein
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in the u.s. tourism will cause a we will decline of venezuelan oil supports we declined because of the pandemic there is a great sense of well morale there been street demonstrations unlike previously hunger strikes artists are acting in ways that they never did before to criticize the government and so there's a general discontent that one can feel in the country given the economic crisis in the popular discontent you describe what then can we expect from the likely successor. as can now he is the person we're expecting will essentially take over now and can he sort of use this to his advantage in terms of pushing for reform in the country. we could if that were his
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inclination we member this is the party congress summit you know gears canal is the president has been president since 28 in the party so it's the broad guidelines for what can be done but the government is the one that implements them and. custer was very clear that he want that that's approaching between the party and the government so i with gilby eskimo as the new 1st secretary it's unlikely there's going to be a major change in fact that we work for this party congress is continuity we will continue that's the phrase that they're using and so i don't expect major changes to occur and they already have had some economic change this year though right i'm i'm just one curious what you said earlier on about the government being concerned at not having just an illegitimate see the fact that you do now have this new
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generation of leaders which can't necessarily rely on that identity on on forging itself through rebellion against the united states means that you know in some ways perhaps they are more accountable to the people and does that make change more likely if not immediately then perhaps in the medium term future. well it could except there are still strong forces within the party that opposed change there are people in the in the bureaucracy that opposed change who the jury well under the old system and so it's things are going to be very difficult state and depresses the government owned enterprises are likely to suffer a significant losses in the next year so it's sort several go bankrupt what happens to the people working in those institutions that's going to be a big problem to the government it doesn't have
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a plan yet for what to do about god he tells me that people more people are leaving cuba now than avocet me that the numbers have been rising tell me about young cubans how do they see that country and how much frustration that the young cubans feeling right now. well that is a very important question with the future here but depends on how young people see it and the sense of lost opportunity cuba has spent a lot of money and effort on educating young people and as a result it's a very educated population but there are jobs for these people to use their education so they working as waiters and cab drivers and when they have an opportunity to go abroad and know they can travel abroad much more easily they take that opportunity. and in fact the government is now allowing will stay longer than
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2 years previous requirement was that if a young person if any person left for more than 2 years they would lose their citizenship now the government is allowing people to stay longer with the hope that they'll get jobs and send remittances to cuba the government needs that money coming in so young people are almost being encouraged to leave the country not illegally but with if they can get visas elsewhere in jobs elsewhere so even that's a there's a brain drain going on. thank you so much really interesting to you and to pick your brain about this i appreciate you joining us professor philip brenner that have joining us the professor at the american university in washington well i don't gossip and as in havana and joins us now and we were just hearing that about the frustration that the younger generation are feeling the economic crisis in the country the popular political discontent what does the retirement of raul castro in
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this historic party congress mean for the people that. i think for many people in cuba the retirement means that for the 1st time in most people's life the revolution will not be led by somebody whose name is castro. love them or hate them fidel and raul castro. did ensure that this country is sovereign and people here recognize that so 959 cuba was effectively a neo colony of the united states the us ambassador himself said that he was more powerful than the president and that changed radically in 959 where cuba became sovereign focused on social justice and then after attempts by the north american government the u.s. government to overthrow the new regime here subsequently allied with the soviet union and this week marks 60 years the 60 year anniversary of the bay of pigs
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invasion which is the only time in latin american history up until now that a u.s. organized invasion of a latin american country has been defeated the united states is has succeeded in eliminating every single government in latin america in the 20th century and the 21st century that it viscerally disliked the island in which i'm speaking to you now is the only one that defies u.s. control and many people here especially the older generation are very clear on the . policy in terms of president if there's a main thing that he did is that he socially liberal used somewhat under fidel castro there are thousands of political prisoners under raul castro far fewer economic liberalization he's trying to make their economy mainly less reliant on the state and move it more towards a vietnamese model of market socialism that reform process has been in train for 10
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years now and is very far from complete and economic and economically remains very very weak. and the main challenging challenge going forward forward for the new younger not particularly young. 60 years old this kind of. leadership is how to connect with younger people so for example my age and downwards and younger brother who for the last 30 years have been living privation. extreme scarcity cuba right now is going through the deepest economic crisis it's been through since the fall of the soviet union but over the last 30 years the country has been in deep economic and social crisis so while things remain politically very stable here despite the economic tensions despite a fledgling opposition movement politically stable that the new regime does that the new leadership does have to speak to those younger generations which is failing to connect well thank you very much for joining us. all the latest from atlanta. with the news hour live from london well still ahead for you on the program our
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affairs of asia's 4th wave growing with a surge in krajina virus infections in thailand thousands of children are without basic necessities as they await a future in the united states and then in support disastrous day for red bull ahead of the 2nd formula one race of the season son i will have that story a bit later in the program. u.s. president joe biden has described gun violence as a stain on the country which passes the soul of the nation a statement came in the wake of the latest mass shooting in which a fed ex workers died in the city of indianapolis the gunman who also died was later identified as a 19 year old former employee christian salumi reports. another corner of america the scene of yet another mass shooting this time at a fed ex facility in indianapolis
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a gunman opening fire late on thursday night killing workers outside in the car park before going inside to kill others and then himself by friday morning police were still trying to piece together the motives of the gunmen details remain scarce he got out of his car and pretty quickly started some random shooting outside the facility there was no confrontation with anyone that was there there was no disturbance there was no argument he just appeared to randomly start shooting and that began in the parking lot and then he did go into the building into the facility for a brief period of time so overnight workers families gathered at a nearby hotel and waited to be reunited with relatives on shifts compound in the anguish a fed ex policy banning cell phones at the workplace which made it harder for survivors to reassure loved ones. indiana's governor eric holcomb tweeted
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condolences but was immediately criticized for his anti gun control agenda he's received an a grade from the national rifle association reserved for politicians who demonstrate particular enthusiasm for blacks gun laws the mayor of indianapolis summing up the feelings of the majority in the country what we are left with this morning is grief grief for the families of those killed 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 this latest tragedy coming just weeks after mass shootings in atlanta colorado and south carolina drawing further attention to what's been described as a deep seated epidemic of gun violence christian salumi al-jazeera.
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well following the furious protests have a shootings in the city of minneapolis police in chicago calling for calm as well after their own deadly incident the victim this time an unarmed 13 year old latino boy identity does death happen last month bodycount video has only now just been released i did jocasta has our 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 a police are valences jim had detected gunshots nearby and the investigating officer runs after a person down an alleyway. 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
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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 that i would guess they would make their way. at him during his last seconds 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. we're not. going to shoot. her up in the air i
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don't know what next. 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 its conduct. 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
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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 meanwhile in other developments the japanese prime minister has become the 1st foreign leader to visit the white house since joe biden took office in a one day summit yes she does and the u.s. president are expected to discuss china's economic and military power taiwan is expected to be a key issue with china angry at american relations with what it considers a breakaway province. the prime minister earlier met the vice president and placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. thousands of children making the perilous journey to the u.s. are staying in mexican shelters lacking basic necessities the charity save the children says a number of them are traveling on their own u.s.
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government figures show more than 34000 unaccompanied children identified at the border between mexico and the united states between january and march this year john heilemann is in mexico city with more on why people are making this johnny. let's talk about the push factors going out from central america they're already these countries guatemala el salvador honduras in a bad way home daughter some especially is the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere but late last year 2 back to back storms really poll varieties especially honduras and guatemala now in terms of especially the surge of unaccompanied minors children that are turning up on the u.s. border it's been suggested that at least in part this is due to a policy change and the president biden said ministration says that basically unaccompanied minors will immediately be expelled out of the country as soon as they get back in there will be sent back to mexico they'll be left there in the
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country to be able to pursue their their asylum case in the united states now that's been cited as one of the reasons that people are sending their children or bringing their children if their parents really in the united states to try and cross over and of course as these children pass through mexico they're passing a country that we as a team have gone through these stages with migrants many times and it's a country that's riddled with organized crime demanding kidnapping or demanding stores for money from migrants from controlling swathes of the trick through aware at times as corrupt officials where the shelters are close to overflowing so this is a really really perilous trip specially for children and especially on their own so i had on this news hour. in london as campaign parties parties come to an end to pass for potentially historic. and in sport more problems in vancouver canada
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is covered 19 keeps them off the ice. signs of some wet but eventually warmer weather coming into western parts of europe over the next comes as little area cloud here starting to slide in from the atlantic and that will just run into the area of high pressure settled here because of the high with a little further race you got low pressure now the basis of if you haven't that's been produced in some showers along the spells of fright will gradually ease a little further east which is because through the next as i see you have a cloud in the right that's swirling around that area of low pressure some wet weather to just down towards the southern end of the balkans a little bit of snow still in play across the high ground in the russia showers still around that western side of but it's right in towards the bally areas much
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just by fine and dry for now dry too if on the cool side into could cost of france through the low countries up into germany unless you try to cross the british isles for the time big because this was the weather will not just weigh in across western parts of scotland i should much of northern scotland seeing somewhat weather as we go through sunday russia showers into central park but temperatures just starting to edge out that it's double figures london 14 degrees celsius even glasgow at 12 degrees fine and dry that's where the war down towards the southwest 18 celsius there in detroit there's a chance of what it says showers across northern parts of tunisia and also algeria . 3 year investigation into the pro-gun lobby. was. and you got it really going to. reveal secret c. you want to put resiting out there that we've all outraged internet. connection some don't want exponents nanny in legacy media love the mass shooting.
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come back and look at the main stories now russia has hit back a day after a wave of sanctions from the united states 10 american diplomats have been expelled from the country with a top officials also banned from entering the former cuban president raul castro is stepping down as head of the ruling communist party it and 60 years of leadership from him and his late brother adel. and there are calls for calm in chicago after police released footage of an officer shooting 13 year old adam toledo dead the incident comes at a fee brawl time with protests over the death of an unarmed black man in the city of minneapolis. well more political and ethnic groups have banding together against the military and me and mom by calling themselves a national unity government and they want to be recognized as the legitimate rule is a country that's been under military rule for the last 2 months scott hyland now reports
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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 outside 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 junco so now we are given a very good chance he has no good need to be of course dhobi some change the. venue to mind the to go the 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
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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 a broad ethnic representation of the many different groups within myanmar some have ethnic minority forces that control their semi autonomous 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 now coronavirus case is a multiply across parts of asia driving fears of a possible full in thailand nightclubs have been dying for such infections around
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the holiday period that lead to new case rakhal it's hard to know he has more. after managing to keep his 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 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 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 variants in japan coronavirus cases have been increasing after state of emergency was lifted last month it's also facing a more contagious variant. ringback that's let to doubts the summer olympics can be held safely on friday tokyo's olympics chief insisted japan is committed to holding
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a safe games in july even as calls to postpone or cancel the games grow louder florence li al-jazeera battalion jaya malaysia. a multinational team of scientists have created the world's 1st embryos that part human part monkey and kept them alive and in the burra tree for up to 20 days the controversial embryos are called canaries which contain cells from multiple species it's hoped the development will help scientists devise new treatments for disease find methods to grow organs for transplant on the animals and understand early human development they also allow scientists to undertake experiments where human embryos can't be used because of the ethical concerns on average only 3 to 4 percent of the cells in each embryo were human out of a $132.00 macaque monkey embryos injected with human cells only 3 survived to today 19 of the experiment well out in reagan bug is the director of research
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support at the john hopkins institute of bioethics based in maryland joins us now by skype tell us more about why they did this and where we want to make goals here and thanks for having me the ultimate goals are to move towards finding a way to develop source for human cells and tissues and organs ultimately they want to have something like being able to have a human so what hard grow in a pig for example so you can use that for transportation different kinds of regenerative medicine have locations and research did the experiment want to learn from it. well they had done previous experiments where they were trying to. look at this same sort of thing using more evolutionarily distant animals so
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using pigs and sheep and that did not work well and those worked much better so part of. what they were trying to accomplish here was to learn about the nature of the hurdles they had faced with these earlier experiments so in that way yes this experiment worked very well i think they'll be able to really dig into this and learn more about those hurdles just to be clear that research is have been conducting experiments involving camero as meaning mixing different species for many years now right so why is this one a bit controversial well this one i think has drawn attention because here you have human cells mixed with. non-human primate cells so a good animal it's very close to us in terms of evolution and you also have the cells mixed at this very early stage and development you're putting human cells
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these clearly put human cells into an embryo. so there's been a lot of research that so oh sorry and i was just going to say so it's ok for you do it with a pig but the issue is that the the mixing it with the monkey because monkeys a closer in in evolutionary terms i think the concerns about things like humanization like having effects on a creature. if you let this result in a live birth that you know having human cells have an impact on the creature that emerge becomes larger if it's a more closely related animal but i don't think it actually solves a lot of the ethical show i think there's significant ethical challenges regardless of what kind of animal you're putting in cells and why is that because well ultimately they i guess that you know that they were destroyed after 1000 days most
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of them. right so there's early research i think that they avoid a lot of the significant ethical challenges by just looking at early embryonic development but just looking at cells in a dish. it in this particular case they should that they understood the ethical challenges they brought in outside consultants. and they had appropriate oversight approvals but. if they're going to achieve their ultimate goal of having for example a pig with a human heart that could be used for transplantation they're talking about a live birth of the now animal that has living human cells in it to human i'm human animal kyra and then you have to address some really big challenges like before we do that we want to know more about what's the moral status of this animal. and to know that we really need a better conception of moral status we don't really have
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a broadly accepted conception of moral status available right now people have thousands of year old philosophical arguments about that they do and we don't have time to go into that but as you say very very important moral and ethical implications to these experiments thank you so much from the johns hopkins institute that alan we can. thank you for having me some of the biggest names in hong kong's pro-democracy movement were among 9 people sent to prison for that role an antique on the protest they include the media tycoon jimmy lie and martin lee has been at the helm of the movement now for 3 decades adrian brown reports. what do you think but it's 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
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happens i can take it in his case an 11 month sentence suspended for 24 months. leach akiane arrives ready for jail referencing the words of a familiar anthem for troubled times you will never walk alone. or want to get out for a 3rd even and there we were. there for you know where he 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 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
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a larger unauthorized but peaceful protest in august 2019 the took place in turin chill range 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 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 out for what they believe in and as the jack said take the concept. 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
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safeguarding national security in our part of the curriculum another sign of how china is remaking this city it is. a dream brown al-jazeera on call. our colorful action campaign is coming to a close in cape verde. they are the nation has seen days of street parties as voters prepared to choose a new parliament and prime minister the incumbent ulysses career is silver says that reelection would be good for oil and diamonds he's up against yanira. is vice be the country's 1st female prime minister. and nicholas track is following this story and joins us now from the capital prayer and really the economy has dominated campaigning isn't it ticket and light of the pandemic. that's right specifically in a couple heard
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a paper that's so reliant on tourism that makes up most of its equality according to the african development bank that's a $1000000000.00 in losses and work out the political rally the final campaign rally of the prime minister there should be korea to buy music running for reelection and during his mandate he's up to the salaries of people who work in the tourism industry that have lost their jobs but a lot of hotels have been shut restaurants are barely breaking even and despite this show that they're trying to put on a lot of people are suffering from the economic fallout of the current are is a pandemic and there has been a key element of this campaign that so we're expecting the prime minister now to come up to the stage and make his final statement he's up against a genuine made up from the p a i see the historic party that brought the independence to this country the young woman of 41 has been critical of the prime minister accusing him of selling public
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assets to make up for the public debt. incurred during this kind of make so during his mandate the prime minister sold part of the national airline to icelandic air the maritime routes to to link the 9 islands that make up this nation well they were given to a portuguese company in the house really upset a lot of cows verdean so if the prime minister does not win the 2nd mandate that would be a historic a loss never had a prime minister not for the bill but he didn't get up against a new round me that was in. we need a strong found page going house to house people to vote for her because if she does win this election it will be historic because she will be the 1st woman under the age of 40. head of the government's. business to keep her so we'll see
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all of that on sunday to see if there is going to be a high turnout but it is it is it is it is the difficulty on the one hand you have political parties putting 3 parties like this one on the other hand the government saying you know you need to stay indoors there's a. probate cases in the country so the government or the prime minister is how the syria could tie propre trying to protect. it and trying to meet the this economy that has now discovered the current of ours pandemic meriam. a lively crowd there behind you thank you very much from prying and nicolas hock. australia's federal courts found that google misled consumers about the personal data collected the case was based on settings in android smartphones google was found to misrepresented the options that were necessary for people's data not to be
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collected take companies particularly those providing services for free are in the end in the business the business they were 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 what daughter they are collecting in case you object to it and they therefore have a list and they therefore might lose money i want to bring with me to sports news now with santa. thank you very much mariel another huge upset at the monte carlo masters as ruffle an adult's bid for wreck old extending 12 title has ended the spaniard was not the target of the tournament by a group live in the quarterfinals although with 3 was overpowered in 3 sets by his russian opponent this is only his 6th ever loss at this very much so.
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in short the way he's playing under this pressure and that's why he's a legend i mean it's easy to play when you have nothing to expect but in his position when you have to win or specially and he's doing this every time it's amazing a world number 8 up level in our face and see the cast for the norwegian not tired the defending champion if you will for meaning in straight sets for placing in the final. of britain's dan evans that followed up his shock win over not at the drop of it with another victory down see that player has now won his quarter final against belgium said it 3 sets of faces to final city pass in the semifinals . marci this have a top to both practice sessions ahead of the formula one media oh man yeah it's easy. to grow. out of the books if you can. read
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ball had a disastrous day max there stop and know who looks set to become lewis hamilton's main challenge of the season had problems with his car and 2nd practice for stop and see may to say that failed to finish morning practice often incident with another driver damaged his call me mom or c. this bought us a clock to foster time in both sessions ahead of hamilton. i like italy i mean food is good i enjoy being here just have a driving so far hasn't been the luckiest but yeah the drive shaft issues so i had to stop stop the car idea we definitely didn't see the best out of it but we got today we're going to see about being here tomorrow but no doubt they're going to be fast and we still don't think we have the fastest car. and 6 imo to g.p. champion mark marquez and may the his return to the track up for the 1st 9 months the spaniard who fractured his arm during last season's opening race finished 6 in
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practice ahead of the portuguese. while it is francesco but yeah at the fastest time. the vancouver canucks a hockey team have been hit with more pandemic problems there were turn to play it has been delayed yet again after more than 20 players tested positive with coronavirus and the richardson report. not one thing is that you told me to think. this was the last time the vancouver canucks played again. thank you very much a following for us against the winnipeg jets on march the 24th since then it seems been a widespread outbreak is carby tonight see at least 21 players for men. this is the coaching staff tested positive for the virus this is the biggest outbreak not just in the n.h.l. this season but in all of north american professional sports since the pandemic began you know the additional thing that's made this outbreak complicated is that
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it's widely presumed to be the p one variant which is obviously running you know rampant in terms of its community spread in the bank over community and we're talking about a majority of the players who are on the ice for sessions on ice sessions on tuesday march 30th and wednesday march 31st majority of players and coaches who are competing on the ice in unmasked athletic activity contracted the virus. the canucks have been due to return to action against the advance notice on friday but the national hockey league decided to cool the game off that decision came after comments made by one of the few canucks play is not to have tested positive of a very competitive guy when i really want to win and that's the end of the day it's nothing better but at the same time this is not the new. it. has been my have said beat
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a dead horse for santa so many times but throughout the health and safety of our players and our players families and their children obviously this game is important a lot of players go and you know your family comes 1st so you guys are dealing with . it scary i mean i i know a guy over there and has him and his family have went through it so it's. it's something you can't take lightly the canucks so you know you need time to get the players back on the road and on the ice but time is what this team doesn't have if that's a play you can be 19 games left in this season and the richardson al-jazeera. barcelona coach to ronald koeman has a shrugged off a questions about his future with the club ahead of the copa del rey final against athletic a bill bell the spanish cup represents a chance for boss and a dutchman to end a trophy run net which dates back to the 20182019 season also finished last season without silverware and their hopes of champions league glory were ended the buy
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party at the last 16 state because we had a run of 19 games without losing we are losing one minute and then i need to talk about my future. maybe i need to accept that. i don't agree but i think you have to do your job you have to talk to the people in the club and i have one more year of contract. take a look at this shot by south korean golf amy yank yank pulling off a hole in one. championship but now why helped move her to 7 on the pa at the halfway stage. but she is still 9 shots behind the overall leader of the philippines. and that's why as well for me i had you back to merriam in london thank you so. but i'll be back in a moment with a much more of the day's news a full blast coming up in just
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and just you know that's faceless show patience to show must go on from the al-jazeera london broke out to people in thoughtful conversation i can be in my culture i can still raise my voice against bigotry aki with no host and no limitations the pandemic actually exposed the injustice in our societies to as an icon and has had in hospitality we have protected these men who are violent and bully studio to be unscripted and algis their. hard work to al-jazeera english since its launch as a principal presenter and as a correspondent with any breaking news story in the world to hear from those people who would normally not get the voices heard on the international news channel one they would all be very proud of was when we covered the whole earthquake of 2050 a terrible not shoulder stock stuff and the story that needed to be told from the
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