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we go there and we give them a chance to tell their story. russia has vowed to retaliate after the czech republic says 2 people charged in the poisoning attack in the u.k. are behind a 2014 explosion. warnings of consequences from the u.s. about the health of kremlin critic alexina valmy russia faces diplomatic pressure on a number of fronts. with i'm out of my head seen in doha are also coming up. india reports more than a quarter of a 1000000 covert 1000 infections and there are a record number of deaths and cases in on that ash in pakistan also. i'm nicholas
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hall in the capital of cape verd prior work have virgins have come out in numbers to vote in this elementary elections over concerns of the economic fallout of being a global pandemic on the small island nation's economy. and concerns the upcoming monsoon season in bangladesh could be found this is all from being cut off on an isolated islands. or for the 1st time in decades russia's cause in the biggest diplomatic disputes with the czech republic counter-accusations the kremlin spies were behind an explosion in $21418.00 russian diplomats are being expelled moscow says it will retaliate and smith reports a series of explosions hit this ammunition depot 330 kilometers southeast of prague
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in october and december 24th seen 2 men were killed almost 7 years later the czech government says it now knows who is responsible for the credit of that duka based on clear evidence obtained during the investigation conducted by our security services. i can see there is a well grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the russian intelligence service and the explosions at them when you know 2014 these are the 2 men the czech government wants to question the travel to prague and 2014 on the russian passports under the names of alexander petro of and. they are the same men wanted in britain for the attempted murder of a former russian spy and his daughter surrogate and yulia scribble were poisoned with a nerve agent smeared on the front door handle of their home and solved in 28 there is no. me of the 3rd world interviewed on russian television the men said they gone to solve for some sightseeing particularly the city's cathedral spire they are very
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unlikely to face questioning for either the czech explosions all the british poisonings as russia doesn't extradited citizens the 18 russians forced to leave prague join a growing list of diplomats forced to fly home to moscow in recent months 7 european countries and the u.s. have either expelled russian diplomats for alleged spying or in response to russia expelling european diplomats the foreign ministry here says its retaliation will force prague to fully understand its responsibility but is strong the foundations of normal bilateral ties burnitz with al-jazeera moscow and the u.s. says that there will be consequences if kremlin critic alexina valmy dies in prison they've only is in the 3rd week of a hunger strike and calls today according to his personal doctor he's been refusing food and protests against his treatment in jail u.s. president joe biden says his treatment is totally unfair and inappropriate but mike
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hanna is live for us in washington d.c. mike the u.s. appears very concerned about the health of alexian the vuln the in fact there's been threats of consequences to russia if he dies. indeed yes and those threats came from the national security advisor jake sullivan speaking on morning television here you said that there would be consequences should not only die in russian imprisonment he did not specify exactly what these consequences would be but says that the appropriate measures have been taken russia has been informed there is a range of measures that could be taken he says one must remember that the u.s. has imposed sanctions a series of sanctions on russia in recent weeks russia has retaliated with for tat sanctions but certainly this latest threat from the u.s. rages a wretched stop the diplomatic problems that have bestowed befall on the 2 countries
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and what sort of consequence is is the u.s. considering here because you rightly mention that the u.s. is already impose sanctions on russia relations between the 2 countries are not in a good plays what else realistically is there for the u.s. to do here. well it's difficult to see because sanctions have been imposed both on russian individuals and on russian corporations in the u.s. recent weeks how much more can be done well there are appropriate proselytes steps like the expulsion of an ambassador that would be an extreme diplomatic step taken by the u.s. government but one must remember too that it's not all bleak in terms of the diplomatic relationship joe biden was harshly critical of that emir putin and spoke to him on the telephone with thing recent days criticize him for russia's involvement in u.s. elections criticizing him for russian actions on the crimean border bringing up the
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issue of not only but at the same time bided making clear that he wants to talk he has suggested a meeting in a neutral venue within the next month or so on the one hand you've got these diplomatic actions by the u.s. in terms of response to russian action but at the same time the u.s. president wanting to establish some kind of dialogue in a face to face meeting with the russian president ok mike hanna there bringing us all the very latest from washington d.c. mike thank you. hospitals across a thing breaking point as a more severe case of cold with 19 sweeps across the region bangladesh has reported a record number of deaths and pakistan for the 1st time since june cases are at an all time high endears reporting the world's highest number of infections more than 261000 in just 24 hours is capital new delhi is running out
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of oxygen medicine and i.c.u. beds. no bags in the hospital no beds in the i.c.u. there are no ventilators there are no medicines are in charge supply even oxygen is in sharp supply in more and more states and those who have died are waiting for our worst for the cent commission what can be more dangerous and more frightening than this scenario and the sad part is that the numbers are still rising therefore coming few days me actually even worse in that. rapidly rising cases too and thailand's more than 1500 per day anyone who test positive is now being transferred to hospital or supervised isolation with no at home quarantine a light i'll just hear is 20 chang was able to visit one of the new isolation centers as it prepares to receive its 1st residents. this is the new code 19
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field hospital at the bangkok arena in the west of the thai capital one of 4 facilities has been set up to deal with the 3rd covert wave that's now hitting thailand all across the country and you can see the conditions are pretty basic they've got a cardboard cots here which is for easy disposal once the patient has been checked out after a mandatory 14 days some basic bedding a mosque a turner that will be strong across the top but it's very hot and humid here and when this is filled with 350 people it will not be very comfortable but there is no choice you cannot stay at home if you test positive if you're showing symptoms you'll be treated in hospital as people have been so far but they're now getting so many that they want to remove those people who are asymptomatic from the general population and keep them under supervision in places like this and this is happening all over the country cases arising by the thousands every day and while
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thailand has been very successful a dealing with covert 90 was the 1st country outside china to detect cases it's also now saying that it is not immune and there's the economic problem to consider as well thailand has protected itself by closing itself off it was very hopeful as were many people here that it will be able to open up to tourists later this year as vaccinations became common but the 3rd wave suggests it is not yet ready to open up and thailand's vaccination program is lagging behind with most people not able to register vaccines until june this year. because the health officials are warning of a humanitarian crisis in the besieged enclave a number of deaths there has reached an all time high 23 people have died in the last 24 hours 466 infections were also reported the occupied palestinian
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territory has received few vaccine doses just 3 percent of its people have been given the chance. but it's a different picture in israel it has fully reopened schools and lifted its requirement for face coverings outdoors more than half the population vaccinated infections have been declining steadily from west jerusalem here's how the force it . another landmark reached in israel's response to the corona virus pandemic on sunday with the dropping of the outdoor mask mandate people are still being told to wear masks in indoor public spaces or if they gather very tightly together in large numbers outside but in settings like this you can dispense with the mask as well as that schools are now back to normal or cat ceiling has now stopped class sizes can return to normal and for face to face teaching all of this been made possible of course by the tumbling case numbers at the height of the pandemic there are more than 9000 new cases a day on friday it was just over 100 and that of course been made possible by the
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vaccination campaign more than 5300000 israelis have had at least one dose that's 57.5 percent of the population with a further 1000000 people having had the disease recovered and therefore have immunity as well and need to. go we'll continue wearing it for at least 2 months until the world is making progress like us. but i think there's a reason to be happy that we no longer have to wear masks and this is a big success with. the memories of the worst of all this for the public and for health officials remain fresh and so there are warnings and caveats being attached to this recent round of success the coronavirus are full one is saying that israel has yet to reach the 75 percent of the population with immunity that is required for herd immunity so that is a concern as well is that he's warning of possible new variance with a particular focus on one indian variant that has been detected at the airport
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recently on top of that the director of health of the health ministry has warned that children of course have not been vaccinated those under 16 with 20 percent of teachers also not being vaccinated so no one is yet saying that this crisis is entirely over but this is another day where there is a feeling of returning normality. germany has held a memorial service for those who died of covert 19 another 67 people died on sunday bringing the death toll to just under 88000 stephanie teka reports from berlin a poignant tribute to germany's coronavirus victims a 1st such event broadcast live on t.v. and radio and attended by the president and chancellor angela merkel is in the mood to fund the last depending me we are tired of the burden of the pandemic and wounded in the fight for the right way forward because of that we need a moment to stop ourselves a moment apart from daily politics
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a moment that allows us to take a look at the human cost of the tragedy of the pandemic thats it. families of the victims spoke to a grand duke i don't know who just kind enough to move more and soon even if we all experience corona fatigue of the 12 months of the virus i appeal to all of you persevere it depends on all of us nobody can bring back my husband but everyone is worth it so he or she does not have to suffer like my husband or the other 80000 did. the flags of the german parliament the bundestag are flying at half staff and politicians are debating an amendment to a law which could see the central government get more powers to impose lock downs on the 16 states which are currently in charge of their own health care policies chancellor angela merkel has been fighting for stricter lock downs and facing much resistance germany is struggling to contain a 3rd wave of the virus they have been warnings for weeks this wave could be worse than the previous 2 if stricter lockdowns are not enforced germany's vaccination
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campaign has had a slow start hampered by bureaucracy a delay in the delivery of vaccines and the debate about the dangers of potential side effects of both the astra zeneca and johnson and johnson jobs the recent addition that local doctors can vaccinate to means a campaign is finally seeing some momentum as of now around 1000 percent of the population has had at least one shot and 6 percent is fully vaccinated. but by no means is it keeping up with the rate of infections and there have been repeated warnings that hospitals could reach capacity if stricter lock downs aren't enforced if the law passes in parliament this week there could be nighttime curfews and the closure of all non-essential shops as well as schools if the infection rate reaches a certain level. for now politicians here continue their back and forth stephanie decker al-jazeera berlin. still ahead here on out
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why frontline soldiers in eastern ukraine are on the highest level. and we look at the factors fueling conflict in the. on the race it could spread. however got more warm sunshine coming in across the middle east no great surprises here a little bit of cloud do you notice just around that western side of saudi arabia of the fair weather nature a little further north getting up into the thirty's once again for beirut's 37 there in damascus in the 36 there for jerusalem 40 in baghdad very very hot weather and it is early in the it does cool off around the levant as we go through or choose day bag that does stay hot hot enough to in kuwait city into the mid
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thirty's across kos aren't pushing across into central pass off saudi arabia just wanted to showers possibly wintry nature of the high ground of afghanistan but elsewhere slushy dry and fine the be a few showers to creep into the north of pakistan live the showers to around the therapy and highlands at the moment you can see the clouds just bubbling up in the seasonal rains kicking off some showers to just creep in the way into central and southern parts. of somalia coastal shows the tents and maybe a few showers into kenya and the showers run all the way across towards the gulf of guinea they extend they way down across the northern parts of mozambique madagascar is well we have got a chance to somewhat to weather for the south africa. frank assessments of the government wants one exactly how and what measures that taking for the situation might not be repeated again and in-depth analysis of the day's
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global headlines inside story. al jazeera is news that the biggest stories of the week delivered to your inbox last analysis and opinions of the world. subscribe of the conversation. while. this is al-jazeera a quick reminder of the headlines for you this hour hospitals across south asia are at breaking point as a more severe case of covert 19 sweeps across the region in the us reporting the world's highest number of new infections in children 6 on thousands just 24 hours
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place in the czech republic cornstalks to russians later 2014 explosion at an ammunitions that will say man accused of poisoning service cripple and his daughter yulia in the u.k. in 28. and the u.s. is one of the consequences of kremlin critic of axing of army toys and prison the valmy is in the 3rd week of a hunger strike and calls to death according to her spouse not doctor. people in eastern ukraine are worried about water washing troop buildup on the border may mean for them and charles stratford reports from here on the people aren't convinced by moscow's reassurances. ukrainian soldiers on the front line on the highest level of alert since the signing of an often violated cease fire agreement with the pro russian separatists 7 years ago russia says its deployment of an estimated 100000 soldiers and heavy weaponry to areas near the border with ukraine
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poses no threat ukrainian military say they are preparing for the worst. is over because i was mobilized and came back to the front line i believe this is a crucial moment to defend my country world leaders and nato have urged moscow to pull back its forces most of these houses were destroyed in fighting in 2015 around a 1000000 people live in a 10 kilometer wide so-called contact zone the stretches on both sides across the front line oxana says she fled with her son genya from separatist controlled areas 2 years ago yet that's true. i have lived here since 2019 i used to live in a live cop but i had to flee because of my political views it has been quiet days but this is the 2nd night in a row my cell wakes in the middle of the night screaming there is similar devastation in pro russia separatists control the areas. they have been
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shooting recently everyone waits but nobody knows how the negotiations will end. the leaders of ukraine russia germany and france the so-called normandy format have repeatedly failed to find a political solution to the conflict. crane refuses russia's demand that it talk directly to pro moscow separatist leaders russia refuses to withdraw from crimea but she documented in 2014. lists a political deadlock on many levels remain the breakdown in the current ceasefire was fairly predictable because the sides were negotiating in good faith it's not negotiating in good faith in probably in about october and they reached the point where they were instead of trying to find common ground they were deliberately putting forth proposals that they knew would annoy the other side that they knew would be nonstarters and once that starts to happen then you know that the breakdown of the ceasefire is only a small it's only
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a matter of time russia calls it a military exercise ukraine says it is a dangerous provocation of the 7 years of failed peace negotiations the un says almost 3 and a half 1000000 people are an urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection in eastern ukraine. but al-jazeera. egyptian local media reporting at least 8 people have been killed in a train derailment nearly 100 others have been injured it happens as the train was traveling near the city of tohu north of cairo. a massive fire in the south african city of cape town has ravaged large parts of table mines and the slopes above newman's neighborhoods are in flames and more residential areas are threatened cape town university has been evacuated before as often break out in this part of south africa during periods of trades. and secure protests on the streets again across man marm there showing support for the national unity government which was formed
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on friday as part of the ongoing resistance to military rule that includes i said members of parliament ethnic leaders and protest figures in the southern city of daraa a 100 said gathered before being dispersed by security forces more than 730 people have been killed since the military seize power in a coup on february the 1st. at least 70 people have been killed in violence in yemen's morrow and thai is provinces. another 85 people were injured spirity forces say a battle for control of the oil rich regions intensified string the past 24 hours the rebels launched an offensive in february the u.s. and united nations have increased atlantic efforts to reach a cease fire. now as a country that's been at war for much of the past decade but syrians are heading to the polls next month the election is widely expected to keep president bashar assad
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in power for his 4th 7 year term candidates have 10 days to launch their registration but they must have lived in syria continuously for the past 10 years effectively barring exiled opposition figures last month u.s. war that won't recognize the results unless the vaulting is free fair and supervised by the un. people and voting in elections dominated by the pandemic candidates and so on the tourism dependent economy the tiny atlantic archipelagos stability has been a drawing card for migrants from elsewhere in africa and members of the day asprin are returning. reports ok paris capital prior. we've been here since it o'clock this morning we're in in cry in the capital one in the voting center and i let me just show you who's come out to vote since early this morning you see a trend mostly women why well because in the race is john your armada he's the
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head of the african independence party for cape verde and if he wins it will be a historic moment not just for this country cape verd but for africa she'll be the 1st female elected head of state. in an african country but she's up against the incumbent prime minister says quote you see him now during the campaign that has been bitterly fought the theme has been the economy because this country depends on tourism tourism mostly from europe and on reminiscences sent from the huge diaspora of this country has there's more people living outside of cape verd then inside of this island. the u.s. state department says ordering all non-essential personnel i see in chad saying the security situation is deteriorating the morning follows reports of rebels making their way towards the camps on jenin or from the north german nationals have also
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been advised to leave anger about the lack of distribution of wealth is being blamed for the conflicts in northern mozambique the world bank says the north-south regional divide could see fighting spreading down the coast. reports from pen be the capital of couples have gotten. 26 year old daughter deed says he has a university degree but he can't find a job he's applied to the gas companies operating in northern missouri but it's been one rejection after another with this really. i think there's some kind of discrimination going on these companies have very few muscle because for. most of the good jobs and money the foreigners and government officials even jobs for mechanics and electricians they don't hire many of us. got a province in northern mozambique is where most of the major gas discoveries had
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been made in recent years but the region has high levels of poverty and inequality when rubies and gas were discovered here many people thought it would mean jobs and a better life but that hasn't happened instead the poor are feeling more and more marginalized and say only a small elites in mozambique are benefiting. the country's president felipe a new study says the iso links local armed group the causes of al-shabaab is manipulating disgruntled youth and recruiting some of them as fighters but very out to ruth says he's not giving up on himself or his country the young farmer wants to grow his business and create jobs for other young people. there are always very complicated we don't know all these fighters are they don't show their faces they don't say why they're fighting i want progress on improving myself. a perceived failure to distribute vast mineral and offshore gas revenues to
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the local population could be fueling the conflict until this is addressed analysts say it's unlikely the conflict in karbala daughter province will end anytime soon. al-jazeera much andy. aid agencies are warning a group of rangar refugees could because so often in this year's monsoon season thousands have been taken to fashion char a low lying island that's only surfaced in recent years to have your cherry tree reports from dhaka. since filing a military crackdown in myanmar 3 and a half years ago hundreds of thousands of rohingya refugees have been living in the world's largest refugee camp in cox's bazaar but since last december more than 18000 have been relocated by bangladesh government to an isolated island house in a beggar widow with 5 children is among them and afraid. the monsoon season is almost here i was worried when there was heavy rain and rain this
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morning i am alone with my children what will i do if there are storms and floods there are no guarantees that there will be no floods here. rights groups aid agencies and many refugees say the island is made of silt and didn't exist couple of decades ago and i believe those staying there are exposed to tough conditions and bad weather bangladesh is struggling to find a long term solution for more than a 1000000 running out of refugees since last december the country has started relocating many of them to acosta live in the bay of bengal because of what it cites as congestion and security issues in the world's largest refugee camp in caucasus bazaar the government said island has all the facilities that are needed and can withstand storms and high seas but that disputed by many who have arrived there. i know it was a mistake to come here i won't suggest others come here we are worried about storms
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and floods and how to survive under such conditions aid agencies have warned that with the cycle on season foster approaching people on pashtun charge could be stranded and face food shortages when major storms strike the international red cross ses there are too many on certain it is. to be quick and it. will be like in a month or even to get. iran to. the loop the minute. the government. and. but we still don't know how it. will be you know in a month or how communities would cope with it and many on the island say they're disappointed in the russian they're being let out of the local democrats are not like the russians provided to us here are just not enough to survive on we heard that we would have an easy and comfortable life here than in a camp but the conditions of the same if i hear someone is coming to passion char i
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would tell them not to come here. for the rowing i hope flood me on my life remains in secure their homeland is now ruled by the military john thought their flat and the face on an increasingly precarious existence in the land they have sought refuge country charge 3 al-jazeera bangladesh. this is al jazeera and these are the headlines police in the czech republic want to talk to 2 russians linked to a 2014 explosion at an ammunitions deferent that the same men supposing sarkis cripple and his daughter yulia in the u.k. and 20. the u.s. says told russia that there.


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