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now. moscow expelled 20 diplomats in a growing this feud over a 2014 explosion. i'm sorry as a band this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. ruling party inches towards election victory on the promise to revive the economy. countries in
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latin america struggle to make progress with vaccination plans as coronavirus cases saw across the continent. world football bosses wave the red flag and some of europe's biggest clubs announce a new super league competition. tensions between russia and the west continuing to escalate following a week of sanctions and diplomatic expulsions moscow's now ordered 20 diplomats from the czech republic to leave a day after prague told 18 russian diplomats to get out the for tat move was sparked after proudly accused russian spies of involvement in the 2014 explosion. but it smith reports from moscow. a series of explosions hit this ammunition depot
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330 kilometers southeast of prague 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 that cloud you know that's based on clear evidence obtained during the investigation conducted by our security services i can say there is a well grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the russian intelligence service in the explosions at them when you know 2014 these are the 2 men the czech government wants to question the travel to prague in 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 u.s. cripple were poisoned with a nerve agent smeared on the front door handle of their home and solve spree in 2018 there is no. were interviewed on russian television the men said they gone to souls 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 frog to fully understand its responsibility but is strong the foundations of normal bilateral ties bernard smith al-jazeera moscow. the health of kremlin critic alex in the valley is another cause of friction between russia and the west the us president is denouncing his treatment as unfair joe biden is threatening consequences if never only dies in prison hi joe castro reports from
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washington d.c. . it's been nearly 3 weeks since alexina volley launched a hunger strike after russian prison officials denied him access to private doctors to treat back pain and the loss of feeling in his legs the symptoms possibly lingering effects of the poisoning of all these suffered in august but the opposition leader barely survived and blames on the kremlin now his colleague tells al-jazeera the bombing may be near death situation deteriorated on friday when we seized his blood which showed up normal level of attack which is associated with imminent risk of getting a fatal and. heart issues so we are indeed very worried i think the count is in days and you know he. is likely to give in fearing the volman will soon be dead his supporters have scrapped plans to accumulate half a 1000000 registrants for the next round of mass protests they are now asking
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russians to return to the streets on wednesday. singing of the events are unfolding too quickly and extremely badly we can no longer wait in a jury and extreme situation requires extreme decisions we're announcing the protest now. lisa arrested more than 10000 people during a nationwide protest in january calling for an evolving to be freed he was arrested upon returning to russia from germany where he had spent 5 months recovering from the nova chalk poisoning he's now serving a 2 and a half year prison sentence for violating the terms of a previous fraud conviction that involved he says. it was politically motivated his doctors say they were not allowed inside the prison to scene of only sunday. but we came as doctors but it's cruel and monstrous to deny access to a dying patient we will call the medical unit and try to find out what's going on we'll keep trying but at the moment we've done everything we can we can't do
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anything else the u.s. is closely monitoring of all the situation president joe biden has said the treatment of no volley is totally unfair and totally inappropriate and on sunday the u.s. national security adviser warned that if not all me dies in russian custody the international community will hold the kremlin accountable and there will be consequences castro al-jazeera washington now the been reports of shelling in eastern ukraine radio free europe published a video showing soldiers inside a trench and the sound of gunfire in the distance the footage hasn't been independently verified the report comes as tensions rise between moscow and kiev over a build up of russian troops along the ukrainian border. ok birds ruling parties inching towards victory in parliament reelections prime minister korea's silva ran
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a campaign promising to turn around a pandemic hits economy the opposition leader has resigned from her post and conceded defeat we're going to talk has more from capitol prior. moments ago. his corner. just waved outside his apartment here to a crowd of spectators here we have who are still waiting for him to actually make a proper statement but moments ago the opposition leader general not conceded defeat also saying that she respects the will of the camp virgin people as well as saying that she will resign as the party head of the t i p v the party for african independence in catford a historic party here so clearly the man in charge for the next 5 years is the prime minister who ran a campaign with the slogan no caminos to go to
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a meeting that he is the sheer path for this country a country came that has suffered greatly both in the last year from the pandemic and the economic. consequences of the pandemic for this country that relies on tourism something to remember during this election i thought was quite interesting unlike other west african country when there is an election usually the opposition isn't as quick to concede defeat well in this instance just hours after the vote was counted the opposition conceded his speech. now latin america received its 1st batch of vaccines in this amber often amidst great fanfare and promises the arrival will end the coronavirus nightmare but 4 months later the death and faction rates in some countries have reached record levels while many vaccination programs of barely got going daniel schorr and the
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reports from one. another 800000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have arrived in argentina they're part of the world health organizations culverts program designed to ensure they reach all corners of the globe yet they are you me martha i need from today we'll be working to distribute this lake suspects the different places that need it we're working as fast as possible and trying to speed up the distribution process. there led to the more than 6000000 doses already here in the country of 42000000 where infections are again reaching record levels it's not enough. it's also a long way short of the promises made by the previous health minister back in february. that the madame with the vaccine agreement we have reached and that the actions we are taking we estimate that in august or september we will have vaccinated all arjan time for one in
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a position to be regulated he later resigned in a corruption scandal. the elderly and vulnerable and some key workers are being vaccinated but most are still asking when this will arrive they should have been here today receiving their vaccines but there aren't enough they're simply not arriving in sufficient numbers in the meantime the only other way to contain the virus a further lockdown measures and to keep waiting patiently. health workers in mexico were among the 1st to be vaccinated back in december optimistic then about a future that is still not arrived for the i am not going to buy their government the vaccine will be of great help in reducing the deaths that we health workers have there is no space in hospitals and so i think this is a good opportunity. there is a similar picture across much of latin america more than 25000000 people have been infected and 800000 have died the list of 4000000 vaccine doses of arrived in
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colombia half a 1000000 each and believe you are in ecuador just 250000 in venezuela where health workers have been protesting but. our fight is to call for vaccines needed the government nor the president have pity for the people let the vaccines in give us protective equipment and hospitals so that there are no more deaths if the world health organization says that for the vaccines to be effective at least 70 percent of the population must be covered one of the few success stories in the region is chile where more than half the population has received at least one dose meanwhile the rest of latin america are in joules yet more lock down measures and continues to wait for the vaccines to arrive. and there are 01 osiris. health officials in guards are warning of a humanitarian crisis in the besieged enclave it's experienced
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a record high of 466 new cases and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours almost all intensive care beds are now in use new variants of the virus a fueling a 2nd wave gaza has received very few vaccine doses just 3 percent of the adult population has been inoculated the world is currently experiencing its highest infection rate yet of the covert 19 pandemic this spike the ongoing vaccination rollout fuelling the rise is india which reported more than 261000 new cases on sunday scientists are studying a new variant with a double new taishan to see if it's behind the rise in infections and millions of pilgrims attending the annual festival of been ordered to quarantine for 2 weeks if they return to the capital new delhi or 3 and a half 1000 people have tested positive at the festival health officials are
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warning it could be a super spreader event germany has held a public memorial service broadcast live across the nation for its covert 19 victims another $67.00 people have died there in the past day as the country is hit by a 3rd wave brings the number of deaths to just under a 1000 stephanie decker has more 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 trundle us 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 apartment daily politics a moment that allows us to take a look at the human cost of the tragedy of the democrats. families of the victims spoke to a grand duke i don't know who just kind enough to move more and meet soon and even
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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 that 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 lock downs are not enforced germany's vaccination campaign has had a slow start hampered by bureaucracy a delay in the delivery of vaccines and the debate about the dangers of potential
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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 night time curfews and the closure of all non-essential shops as well as schools if the infection rate reaches a certain level. but for now politicians here continue their back and forth stephanie decker al-jazeera. now people can travel freely between new zealand and australia without having to quarantine after months of coordination the 2 countries of finally launched their own travel bubble for trips across the
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tasman sea new zealand and australia shut their borders to everyone except residents and citizens with a few exceptions in march 2020. well my daughter has. seen it's january 20. 8th. finally left of and she's 15 she's 16 male. so it's a bit emotional yeah i think it's going to be a p.t. is a lot of hugs. i had to. share we were fortunate to go back for a wedding but since a locked it down and we haven't been able to control that it feels like forever. still had on al-jazeera violence in pakistan during protests by a bad right wing group. why cubans use a looking outside the country unless there are major changes within.
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how i've seen some lively spring showers moving across the deep south of the us rolling over towards the florida panhandle it'll brighten up as you go through the next day or so but you see some rather heavy rain for a time still lurking there across the northern parts of florida further north this used to usual seasonal shasta not too bad a little some cooler air just tucked in around the northern plains up into the canadian prairies one celsius in winnipeg 6 celsius in minneapolis getting up to 18 for kansas city this is where slightly warmer for the time being but you can see that line the snow bush pushes across towards the rockies a little sink further south would say well down to single figures for kansas as we go on into what shoes day ahead of that is life on a dry behind that lousy fine and dry we still got some decent warm up towards the
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environment women make science dolphin sanctuary on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap the headlines now russia has expelled 20 diplomats from the czech republic it's a reaction to a similar move by using russian spies of involvement in 2014 explosion after. the u.s. is warning of consequences if kremlin critic dies in prison around the is in the 3rd week of a hunger strike close to death according to his personal doctor. ruling party is
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inching towards an outright victory in parliamentary elections prime minister your aisha's career is over ran a campaign based on turning around the economy which is being devastated by the and damage. a monitoring group in miramar says the torture and murder of pro-democracy activists will continue if the international community doesn't act the assistance association for political prisoners made the plea after local television brought images of broadcast images of detainees bearing signs of quote abuse comes as supporters of a newly formed pro-democracy government rallied didn't die away the national unity government says it should be included in talks with neighboring countries it's criticised the move to invite the trees leader to a special asiana jakarta on saturday tony chain is monitoring developments from
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bangkok and has more on the allegations of abuse of detainees. those were 6 youths 4 men 2 women who were from the young chin area of young go on they appear to have been detained on sunday the images were broadcast on the nightly bullet in the 8 pm local time and they showed images of these people before their arrest and images of them afterwards and there is a very clear change. all of them show signs of being beaten quite severely one of the women. who has a large swelling on her jaw a black eye they all look very downcast the announce announcement said that they had been involved in a bombing. on saturday at 2 pm outside the government office in which 3 government soldiers had been injured didn't provide any more information
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than that we've seen the military turn to accusing people quite spirits of the crimes we've also seen them using this technique in the since the military coup showing people in detention presumably as a terence for for those who are still going out protesting and over the weekend once again we saw crowds in all the major urban centers going out to show their disagreement with the with the military coup their disapproval of the military genter but there doesn't seem to be stopping the military center police in pakistan say supporters of a banned political party to have a killer bike took 6 police officers hostage in lahore on sunday police that earlier raided their offices which prompted thousands to take to the streets in violent protests show about us reports. supporters have to recalibrate
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pakistan to not be silenced no one is seal team. they started protesting last year after caricature of the prophet muhammad who republished in france well then last week they protested after the government arrested their leader cleric sod risky he had demanded the french ambassador in pakistan be expelled and a ban on french products. those protests resulted in the government outlawing t.l.p. which led to more protests. on sunday a party spokesman said security forces raided the offices in lahore they responded again on the streets in all several of the supporters were killed and dozens were injured they want to put us here at this hour the challenge will be at the police traitorous started shelling and fired bullets directly at us boys were injured some got bullets in the chest some got shot in the head but when it rectified they fired
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directly at us and threw us with water some men had their chest burned others their back face or body i was later they returned with it original grievance against fronts i for my father we told the police we neither have weapons nor are we terrorists but they started firing on us and used tear gas many supporters died and those who were killed had one slogan oh prophet we are here for you expel the french ambassador and cut off relations with france. local police said sunday's violence began after a police station was attacked they accused peace of forces of taking 6 officers hostage torturing sub. prime minister imran khan said more than 600 officers were injured in protests last week there is a media blackout also show media has been cut in some areas of the t.v. all peace and good to lose france where the rates remaining muslim majority nations in october the krondor fielded the publication of caricature of the prophet
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muhammad caricatural is that for each school teacher samuel passing had shown in class before he was beheaded we caught some protests were organized in bangladesh somalia syria libya yemen afghanistan iraq and here in pakistan championed by the t o p. 6 months later the party has banned the lead it is paying the supporters killed and wounded and still they chant on shallow ballots. least 70 people have been killed in violence in yemen's. provinces. another 85 people were injured virtually forces say a battle for control of the oil rich regions intensified during the past 24 hours with the rebels launched an offensive in february the u.s. and united nations have increased diplomatic efforts to reach a cease fire. egyptian health ministry the egyptian her health most reserves at
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least 11 people have been killed in a train derailment nearly 100 others have been injured it happened as the train was traveling near the city of talk north of cairo local media are reporting the head of the gyptian railways agency submitting his resignation. cuba's ruling communist party is meeting this week to elect its new leadership and policies the government is under increasing pressure especially from younger generations to make reforms that will improve people's lives are the wisest stories of reports you've been xm a see new life elsewhere. and i learned that stuck in the past that's the feeling people like i will me sad have had about cuba for many years. he's a cook and have anna and estoppel leaving in the government's so-called reforms.
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if there's no radical change in the system there is no way out there has to be a different way of thinking if not then i'll have to see how i skate displace i've been a cook for 10 years and because of the pandemic we have no work. with the social reforms over the past decade including the expansion of internet access have strengthened cuban civil society and many are now daring to speak out. small protests have cropped up despite tight control by authorities. cuba is in the middle of an economic crisis both because of the pandemic that her tourism but also continuing and crippling u.s. sanctions this week the government announced it is loosening at decades old ban on slaughter of cattle and sale of beef and dairy ranchers will be allowed to do as they wish with their livestock after meeting state called us. says this will allow
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him to increase productivity well and this is sent out for 60 years we did not have the right to eat an animal however as long as i comply with the regulations that are now being imposed on me by the state this opens up an opportunity it will also enhance and increase the production of cattle in the country but economy say much more needs to happen. for the country to get on the road to recovery by the atlanta government but that the measures need to have a big impact and they need to happen now to help develop the country put an end to be or ocracy i believe the new measures can be implemented and vietnam is an example of what we could become it's a country that has a communist party leading and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world you have to enter the world markets and reform the economy. people like i will miss her believe only political change can bring about radical reforms and that's why he continues to look for
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a future outside the island where he believes he'll be able to fulfill the dreams he says he's denied at home. and. 12 of europe's biggest football clubs say they'll launch a breakaway super league 6 english teams think they're doing liverpool chelsea and both manchester sides have agreed to join fellow european giants reanimate dread barcelona and eventers will also play in the lake the club's owners are being accused of a power grab football governing body's fever and your wife are threatening legal action trying to turn the power merry is in the be in sports correspondent little he says the proposed european super league is all about money. it's a time where the footballer not only to bring people together. but it is especially one of the biggest industries in the wool of the making the
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most revenues of possibly the biggest entertainment factor they weighed. in cinema but the thing is that. the people who thought that using that a theme and saw the owners of the club but no one wants much much more the 11 year olds. that bond that me obviously have exposed them too much and possibly they are relieved that all that possibility is that for many here so they want much more money and they want it now and these projects are these are the founding clubs he's opened 8 more than this project is thing than i you just lie since the very beginning and what we have thought your book you have a slice of 3 on the 50 meter not all you lost just.

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