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head hard. on al-jazeera play an important role ringback. these are the top stories on al-jazeera a former police officer has been found guilty of murdering george floyd in the us city of minneapolis last year jurors took around 10 hours to convict damage. will face up to 40 years in prison when he's sentenced in june john hendren has more from minneapolis. the verdict was swift and decisive the case that became a national referendum on racial justice still held the power to surprise guilty
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guilty guilty verdict the jury found former minneapolis police officer derek children guilty in the racially charged killing of george floyd on all counts 2nd degree murder 3rd degree murder and 2nd degree manslaughter today you have a catch. all around the world to see what happened some of. the most of the world has lived. and i could watch. especially in a court room over and over and over again as my brother was murdered there's no comparison i can embed that everywhere the world actually compare that. to this because we got justice we got just as we want we're ok we want you he may not be here. but we won it was shelved and expressionless in
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court who was on trial but it was floyd who became a symbol of racial justice for black americans who felt targeted and abused by police for generations we always maintained the moral high ground knowing that we were on the right side of history. the verdict resonated in the white house where president joe biden called floyd's family we hadn't seen since the civil rights era in the sixty's protests that unified people of every race generation and peace and with purpose to say enough enough enough of the senseless killings today. today's verdict is a step forward. the legal system had to operate behind barricades manned by national guard troops in a city that border that business is in closed schools in anticipation of a ruling that ended months of demonstrations with celebration. the case that began
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with a fake $20.00 bill and ended with a nationwide movement might have gone unnoticed if it hadn't been for a viral video taken by a 17 year old girl is excruciating to watch as it was to re watch over and over again throughout the trial of a man treated with dignity speaking his final words at the. crowds of man the streets of minneapolis and the nation since floyd died on may 25th as they leave the courthouse square he insists the movement will continue. john hendren minneapolis celebrations of the verdict have been held beyond minneapolis in new york washington d.c. and atlanta others have rallied in support demanding justice for the other unarmed black people killed by police in recent years. major hospitals in india's capital new delhi a warning they will run out of oxygen in less than 24 hours india's health system
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is buckling the country reports almost 300000 new cases and more than 2000 deaths both record numbers deputy health minister says without urgent supplies the state faces a disaster. chance military has promised an 18 month transition to free elections after the death of president. says he was killed while standing soldiers in the fight against rebels in the north have just won reelection. and a south korean court has rejected the compensation claim by a group of women forced into sex slavery by the japanese military during world war 2 it will the japanese government should be immune under international law that contradicts a ruling by the same court in january and this just a different verdict could pave the way to improve ties between the 2 countries those are your headlines we're back with another news update here on al-jazeera that's after.
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tech. programs here. at. the center of the cheers are. you know to make everything less wrinkled. i come from a trapeze family and the last time i performed with my uncle and my sisters and my
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mom it was actually one of the saddest days of my life i remember like it was yesterday developed show and i was actually. bolland up there smiling to the audience with tears in my sisters were crying because that was the last time i was going to form with them. but i can't leave show business it's in my blood. what we read the people as it be i'm standing there with drafting and i listen to what the people say and you know i can tell if there are things. you know maybe it's time for you to hang up and i don't get that i get
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a lot of them letting me know that i'm aspiring. so i know maybe they should have a circus for artists over 50 or what do you think. i the reason we have so many retired show people here is because this is where john ringling i'm. the one time it was great to have elephants in sarasota county. i mean
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i was there in the fifty's when we got television and circus was going to die forever and now this is how many years later to start my dad. and they're funny i'm collecting myself. so it's all my watchlist. you're bidding on to. collectors plates kancheli no. wonder if it has the certificate. of authenticity. now. ladies and gentlemen boys and. i must ask you for the silence as mr jacobs prepared to perform the full somersaults to
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a single road fully releasing the red ring. dolly she did a full flower somersault with that name she is here today to tell a story so you know but there were many times where hands were slipping from the heat to spray sion the group was in there and you could have talked yourself you going to talk yourself because people bought a ticket they going to see showed you cause oh i don't feel like going in now now. and you talk yourself into the new do or you just going to do it. in monaco they have 40 acts from around the world so it's like the oscars of the circus and it's not categorize like animal to acrobatic or it's all 40 action around the world competing so the best actor wins the gold clown 1st
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place and 2nd place is the silver cloud so i was. lucky enough to win this over clown in 88 presented to me by prince albert. my uncle taught me a trick that as far as i know there's only been 2 people in the world that have done it and it's a double somersault with a triple twist so it's 5 different things and one feet and i did that in 1999. it's weird though as you get older the time seems to go by quicker you know. you know i have i have a we have
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a family friend that when i turned 21 he said enjoy it because from now on the time the years will go by quickly and he was right i mean here i am 52 and it just seems like yesterday i turned 21. what's life like. let's ask let's go and. i can't wait to have dinner with my dad and interest the ball more seriously she seems like you like me so you can feel good in these teams. feel like you did it in the next day and the day before. this hard to explain the feeling.
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here you can swing all the way up here you can touch up there. my baby blah. blah blah good day. and into your c r morning why they're opening night. to day they have started. painting deciding no more. no more. everything is changing totally changing well. if i had a chance i would like to make dad in 20 again of good talk michael sheen i don't blame all of that my big 12 individually you missed when i come to the last tweak
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it wasn't in i keep dropping into that one need all the normal and then i will come . it tells me it's over but. anyhow. that's business show patience the show must go on. here very minute of it was beautiful. i have kids that want this and so i hide it because i don't want it to disappear. and cowher learned that made this.
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but they don't make them like this no more this is why it's an empty i've been asked to put it in the museum down there but i don't want to. be selfish . this is probably in 52 this is either 62 or 63 on the way and this is what broke out there and then i come flying i ended up with a. sprained ankle lots of little tiny pieces of block charcoal in my back though because we were on a cinder lot. yeah. how long did it take you to get back up oh i was up the next day. i mean really when you get off on the circuit you have to keep going. keep going less you got
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a broken down. don't have 360. doing good. and i know. that. this is like an inventory basically you would have a new store so here are the jugglers i have percent and they are all the clowns and then we have the an amount which is becoming a short department because i don't know where to put them and some of the producers don't want to deal with these people these fanatic people so they don't even hire any anymore and then we have to aerial act and that's a very very big wide range. for people don't understand because anything aerial would be high. flying top single top piece girl
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that's a big department all the way to here. this thing started in 691 and the next one was born in 730 and he was a banker and now comes the 1st farm and he was born in 1760 and that's why it all started the other brotherhood out yes my grandfather yes all the gurlitz and the boys my mother. has myself in this county and his stomach and. my family are animal people and they are the most situation is becoming so difficult what would be a good performing for dominic what at the alamo should that be i call body should the be dead of all. the top dissonant circus is in jeopardy here
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so what do you want for your grandson i really don't know i can't answer this exactly. did you write the elephants to. your mother no more and. that's great news uber. is very dramatic. for him this is some pro or for all but it is this is my. older girls this is our teacher. i think that's been part of bigger than me you know. my mother lives with myself and pedro and as long as we've been home
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and off the road from traveling she's with us. oh yeah. it's fun because you get to where you could hear are better. oh oh. i have a big cure for it or is he yeah you know i'm good for you. yeah trade here yeah.
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you're. right. there was and i'm home now i'm not performing is because my father has parkinson's and he's very ill and i'm helping my mom take care of him. he was like me he's like me he was the catcher you know he was the strongest one of the true and to see him in the world here and now parkinson's is taken its toll pretty to. this is what i usually do at night after dinner we're not parents go to bed i'm not much of a t.v. watcher there are a few shows that i like to watch on t.v. but i i sit down and i put on my music and you know and costumes or ideas that i have. but it's tough sometimes you know
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when i'm up before me. i dream about it i'm glad i was a circus performer and even though it doesn't make you rich or enormously famous or at least i'm content and i'm happy about that. that the places i've traveled the people i've met. you know where i've performed it's it's been an amazing life. and i think that every night i can die happy and peaceful that i did what i enjoyed. it's great it's a great feeling. welcome to you all * i'm so glad you came i was really excited about it really wonderful
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come right in come right and enter my little studio my little my little wisdom area here come right ahead this is truly you know apartment and actually very obvious with the result a good affordable one came in but i love it dearly because it's just like i want it . you'll notice what i do with the make up i start here. and the cheeks. and i follow my laugh line watch the last line. you notice what i'm doing is more to life and you know it's fun doing this get younger look at night. and. my walking came all hand me down my walking cane and my games.
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and. i do a little clowning in some of the things here not much of anything but it's my nature i mean i can't help it. i can't get a life and i'm very unhappy.
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that when i say we have somebody that's do it aerial work normally by the time they're 40 they're done do an aerial work. when a performer gets to the point where they're having trouble booking or their health won't let them work they have a major transition to make the transition is from what they've done to something new and different but they don't yet want to give up maybe tomorrow they'll get their booking or maybe tomorrow they'll be able to work again. if everybody was honest enough and knows when to quit that would be a good thing then i would have less. people say she worked 18 horses and one morning before she came to america she had
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24 stallions you know it wasn't done again great but if i would have dragged on and tried to go back and do so with one horse maybe a high school horse that would say she used to do. and that it hurt cried a lot right for yeah. most of my i died and opened you know but i died.
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i want to go a little. too close to the ground. for. those pretty blue males who think that why is it twisting. look underneath it looks pretty level these are actually their rings that i performed on. i stopped doing the rings and i believe it was 2000 and i was already diabetic. and my back was had a herniated disk so that year was all the different polls and i. had to have back surgery on that disk. it's
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a very dangerous act anything you do in the air is dangerous but the rings you know 32 feet high full swing completely letting go you know only hanging on by your fingertips and with my back it was time to. you know. trying to. teach the kids now though the rings and. and i enjoy it actually i get up and demonstrate and that whole feeling is back. in a while. to look like. somebody said. i'll give you a job on the road would you go yes. in a heartbeat. in a heartbeat. i do wish that. because i enjoyed traveling with the
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circus. whether we were in mud up to our knees or we were on nice cracks. or whether we were in pouring rain. or not. i mean i i still say that people say. sword ask gets under your feet. i wish i just stayed with the circus and not listen to my mother. i mean my mother said children need an education. so as soon as my one child turned 6 that's when i quit the circus. oh i've done many jobs working after getting off the road i went to work at tropical fish been doing that for so many years now my job just closed.
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so now i'm looking for another job however pet shops are not interested in somebody my age. i've always had $2.00 and $3.00 jobs at a time. i took care of trailer park took care of sick people. some circus people. but i've worked cheap otherwise i would have had money. i don't have money. i have nothing. vaccines a promising path out of the pandemic but implementing the greatest inoculation in history is testing the global community around the world already a clear gap as the marriage between rich nations and poor ones when it comes to vaccinating their populations from the geopolitics to the pure economics the
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a terrible natural disaster and the story that needed to be told from the heart of the affected area to be then to tell the people story was very important of the time. hello again i'm nora kyle and i have these the top stories on al-jazeera a u.s. jury has found police officer derek shaven guilty on all 3 charges including 2nd degree murder over the death of george floyd shaven is due to be sentenced in 8 weeks time and faces up to 40 years in prison she had tons he has more from minneapolis as a range of opposing emotions here this evening there's that disbelief on the one that the jury did find it so easy given how often. how often juries even when they
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see what appears to be incontrovertibly video evidence you have a very sort of police wrongdoing to side with the police aren't culpable because the police felt in danger we were at the time so there's a sense of disbelief that the jury the jury came to this conclusion well please incontrovertibly belief in what the evidence and what the evidence showed there is that elation that this jury has judged drove him to be guilty but there's a sadness of this justice this is maybe just as big but it's not going to bring george floyd bag. to floyd brother finds people who have demanded justice and them to keep pushing members of his family held an emotional press conference where they said they're finally able to breathe again. the president has called the verdict
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a rare but important step towards justice in america joe biden spoke to floyd's family before addressing the nation calling his death murder in broad daylight. major hospitals in india's capital new delhi a warning that they will run out of oxygen in less than 24 hours in just reported almost 300000 new cases and more than 2000 deaths both record numbers. tad's military has promised an 18 month transition to free elections after announcing the death of president idriss deby the army says he was killed once visiting soldiers fighting rebels in the north that he had just won reelection and was one of africa's longest serving leaders. as south african court has rejected a compensation claim by a woman of a group of women forced into sex slavery by the japanese military during world war 2 those are your headlines let's get you back now to witness.
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this very cruel system. this is entered the building. the building. not watching here. the kind where you're looking at. you look at me like that anymore. ah i think. we are. going down memory lane. this is in the very beginning. very very beginning of this track fact. because that.
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is all that hair pages. is that caught me you made the k. talk i have never seen anybody use a cape the way he did this would seal the deal is look at that he could really do kate because that beautiful making. this is the softer from cellar certainly for that hot up as you can see the fridge you know so and that's how dolly and i met kind of when the glue was say i was practicing sailor circus and dolly was pregnant said a circus and so that's me flying from the class ring i let go the clattering and here's the rope ok so when i catch the rope right in the top it was a red mark my mark was there the string would break and i would fall about 20 feet . 2025 feet and then my bungee would stop me and i would be in the floor in 2
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seconds you know but one day i was. booked in new york and unfortunately. i couldn't set the record myself there was a horse at liberty act that were performing so my rope and string and everything was set stage left. and so are both mustering up it's a very high spring long swim and i jumped. and i grabbed the rope purrfect. felt the string break down and the next thing i know i was on my back you know like i was like in shock because this was abnormal i had the rope in my hand i didn't miss the rope my brain was trying to compute what had happened and my ankles they were talking to me and say you're in pain because we're broken but what did happen is they had moved the rope untied the string and i forgot to shackle the bungee so
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there was no nothing to stop me and yeah that was the basic. the how do you say they they they killed the flame. they used to be young and beautiful now i'm just beautiful. concert. circus today is changing a lot because my son chimes people are saying so many things that it's clearly a good beach fantasy and it's not. said they expect an awful lot from. sackless it's a plea deal people. working which to day life i know are. and kind of don't they don't get to emplace with that and you won't because to say
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too much turn on your t.v. i knew she'd most impossible. i love to watch sexual lay because. every change is. on. its plate and there you have some great performers on there but you don't know who they are. don't have a name beautiful and entertainment but something. norma has made this. and she's made it from a picture and the picture is of my dad and my mom and willie and the edelsten had been made in 1948 or 49 and it was her gift to me for what i've done for her they call me for anything that relates to the non circus world. the business side
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i've been called to go to the funeral home to make final arrangements i've been called about wills and plan giving and trusts and how do i get medicaid and how do i get help for this or how do i get help for that. it started because my mother and father were circus people i respect what they did my mother said help these people. i came home from work the day my job clawed roost. and i see this big sign instead of a proper propertius he had it up for sale and now i don't know what's going to happen and my trailer is 79 thing. way too big to move to another trial. and even if it went to another trailer park i cannot
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afford the rent. hi i haven't seen your of their so. did kathy speak to you about me 1st oh yes you have kathy said yeah my has a problem do you care if i have her car you know i really appreciate what she did for me so thelma has to make a choice of what she's going to do she cannot stay here for ever because the properties for sale and like most of the property up here. the state of florida in transition we're going from a place where people could come live modestly live in trailers live in small quarters to a place where people come and live in big quarters brand new big quarters.
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we want everybody to be the norm i mean my term i like to use is manicured acres we want every town to be manicured so we're the ones who make the rules it's not the government where the government so we're the ones that force these issues of we want how we want to control our neighbor who are unable to us with their property because it might affect our property so we make it difficult for anybody that is a little different a little special be this special negative or special positive show people are special positive but they're special in this transition they don't want to get rid of the trappings of circus so they need a spot where they could go with these trappings and as society gets more and more sophisticated it's harder and harder to find those spots we've charged it down and we've got
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a little property up north where we subsidize we subsidize our own at 30 percent. so we've got to ready now wow i mean it's a big property just to have chantry lawyers on it it seems like a nice piece of property really nice to have circus people next door tell you i'm going to go test the water go test of water oh that's it yeah just the water that's city water. tastes in the water because she deals with food. so she says what is this water to. one of us from think is a good for my fish. ok babies. and of course i'd have to have paper. to wrap them but i'm not going to run. as we're going to sit. well. read scale let's read. didn't even know it why did that.
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wore out or out. we. went. ready doing i was going to cover you when you to try to make the march ok maybe on the outside i just didn't know what you were doing. here we're. showing this goodness all right here here. there's
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a new. my me i see you wore your good the horse training shoes again well it wasn't supposed to be a horse trading i was just looking. yes that's not the right shoes for horse training. but i'm not a horse trainer anymore at all it as to where. i on the advice given by myself and i come in many shoes i wanted to find. the safety factor because my feet are already broken so many times can't be broken anymore. but. sometimes i get up in the morning something else hurts and so what can i do now that i didn't even do anything. but you work through it. when i
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was given the opportunity to perform with dolly since we're both going away we're very similar you know our lives it was it was an honor i've been wanting to work with her for years. dolly jacobson is fabulous. if you've never seen were she is a miracle in motion. because she's so beautiful out there. absolutely gorgeous. it took us a long time to perfect that trick because we couldn't get it in there was the time line where we were too old to do this. like in rehearsals i keep my knee holding
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her back as well just for safety but in performance i actually take my knee away so it's a complete just a complete one hold and she's laying on my and my arm. even at the show when i have the control in my hand i'm selling my tuxedo nobody sees me running the control of the 3 person act you know. and that really person is so. so important to the act you know they can make or break you. i'm also a funny person when it comes to learning a trick. when i go to see the ring on show and i see girls that have got a lot john it takes it away from me i just can't. i joyeux they
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anticipation of them doing their job perfectly without a problem. the traveling circus have the facilities for a traveling circus we are. part of sarasota we're part of the community. dollar now we bought it can't we bring to the bank borrowed some money for a used tent and put up a tent and you know if you build it they will come of course it's not true because is it a revival is it a car sales is it a service never knew what it was with no money for advertising there was a learning curve for us but as a nonprofit organization idea was to give back to the community you know really to give back to the circus and to raise the perception of the circus as an art form because young america has a preconceived perception that the circus carnival side show or one that is not
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true ok the circus is separate is an art form dishing people work their butts off hours 1000 hundreds of hours to perfect something or beauty that they can display to the audience. or to it's gotten pinion. you don't. come back. sketches are the ones you've done in the past or they look much better than me so i use them absolutely. all the richer.
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data that remains for 24 years. yeah. press 20. wow 4 more years it will be 24 and 24 but i did overlap so i did a few years rings answer after. this age that she is in great physical shape strength the beauty. so raise the bar she brings the border that's where it's all you've got to keep going to physically cannot do with every year all i don't know bill mike know you're going to grab people whose hearts and you spew emotion and only an artist can do that if you true artists. still criticize you saw so much that's my job. but honestly. there's there are days where you know
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you question yourself and then there's days that teaches you know you love it so much and you don't look in the mirror and you just feel like you're ageless. long. do you feel that you have to put on makeup on because see if getting older. don't
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go there you know but i mean. i would i would say less is more. this is the only justice and life you know. what is going to make tall short the feds rich for everybody gotta get old that's free it can only grow old gracefully what about now. is that are you willing to bet jacket tonight or are you gonna wear the black and white chalk and. red jacket you gotta wear the black and white yeah hold the jacket. well how old are you when that was made for you ok let's see how. 46 yeah 46 yes and america.
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they. are a. joke anyway. should grow slowly. oh. fuck.
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you feel. the fear.
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felix to. the fixed. her. feasts. just.
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keep it. all. for you to. feel. is the fear ok i can save is the fear i think if you have fear you can get 100 percent. clear out of the ring and out of the stage as. to what i love that's fear. when i enter the. ring i feel i feel on top. and i don't want that feeling to go away.
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there has been quite hot recently in the event and in egypt that's all changing now the wind is becoming almost sure means a temp has dropped by about 10 degrees in many places it's still quite hot in iraq $41.00 in baghdad and down in kuwait we're up to 40 still $38.00 in doha are fairly she would set it at that but there's no significant wind on this forecast right except for this one which is blowing down through series and down through the red sea that's the reason the temperatures have been pushed back again again no real change here but doha is down to 32 as a hint of a wind direction here wouldn't change i should say otherwise look at this sunshine through turkey and iran and even the time we get to friday afghanistan looking dry and sunny is well that's a change in the seasonal rains through africa maybe aren't obvious but science thought them is this red strip that is webster what the heat wave there it has reached a long way south and it's one of the causes of the fires down in cape town and the
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winds unfortunately not going to change the not going to help the far situation the toll as for right now not again forecast here a little bit in the eastern cape maybe and fairly obviously this weakening line here which is the seasonal right might develop a tropical cycle over the water but heading dangerously close to land. in the 1st thailand's of mesopotamia where the 1st settlements formed the cradle of civilization iraqi people who depended on the tigris and euphrates for centuries can no longer make a living on rivers blighted by and pollution al-jazeera world reveals how the manmade decline of one of history's most famed ancient environments is leaving its people struggling to survive iraq's dying rivers. the climate is changing and it's paramount the challenges are immense but overcoming the this
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crucial will president joe biden galvanized efforts for stronger action stay with just 0 for special coverage of the lead is something. we the jury in the above entitled matter as to count one unintentional 2nd degree murder while committing a felony by the defendant guilty. a jury convicts a former police officer on all 3 counts for the death of george floyd. i. believe. outside court crowd say keep up the fight until 3 other officers involved all.


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