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tackle the dirty legacy of a profitable fossil fuel industry since ending an act and mission souls people in power finland's planets warriors on a. this is al jazeera. hello nor untainted this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london coming up. the derrick shaven trial may be over but questions remain the justice department launches an investigation into the minneapolis police department. are. born a 1000 people detained across russia in protests demanding the release of kremlin
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critic alexei navalny. a life saving resource running critically low for coronavirus patients in india families turn to social media to find oxygen for sick relatives and are gemini's with the sports the european super league projects may have crumbled but the fallout continues. with ramadan fans making their feelings very clear as their team arrives for wednesday's spanish league match. the u.s. attorney general has launched an investigation into the minneapolis police force a day after one of its officers was found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of george floyd the verdicts handed down to derek show written on tuesday marked the end of an emotionally charged trial and a case which inspired protests across the globe but merrick garland said the verdicts did not go far enough in addressing systemic racism and the behavior of
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police yesterday's verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in minneapolis the investigation i am mounting today well assess whether the minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force including during protests. the investigation will also assess whether the m p d n gauge is in discriminatory conduct and whether its treatment of those with behavioral health disability is unlawful white house correspondent kimberly halkett has more now on the how the badr and mistaken have to reform policing through this investigation. it has been challenging in the past but the biden administration believes that this time may be different given the overwhelming public support for it in the united states and even around the world that's why the biden
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administration has tasked the justice department you heard there from the attorney general eric garland to put in place this civil investigation into policing practices in the minneapolis police department the concern that there may be discriminatory practices when it comes to training when it comes to use of force and also when it comes to conduct so this is in addition to a criminal case that is already being investigated by the department of justice into the death of george floyd but that's just one aspect because as the vice president of the united states comes to harris said shortly after the verdict in the convictions of officer derek show been a measure of justice is not equal justice they want to see that this is change that is an acted all across the united states and that's why there is a renewed push on capitol hill for the george floyd justice in policing act it's already passed in the house of representatives but it needs to pass in the senate
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and essentially what this legislation would do is it would really toughen up the a prosecutorial ability of communities and individuals to take on the very high bar of come victim a police officer of wrong doing so in addition to that would also try to put in the resources to build trust between communities of color for example and law enforcement but it needs to be passed into law and so the white house feels the time is right to read new a push for this legislation seeing it passed in the senate where they have a narrow majority and then the president biden hopes that he can sign it into law in fact so much so he he said that there's a lot of work to be done is he talked to the family of george floyd after the convictions saying he wants to sign this legislation into law the belief of the white house is that this could be possible it's going to have to she have her times in minneapolis she will sort of reaction has there been to the news of the investigation into the police department. it's been
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welcomed minneapolis least of all because as i welcome it civil rights leaders are welcoming it but it's interesting because there really did seem to be an attempt by the minneapolis police department during the trial of derrick servant to suggest chauvin was a bad apple. so we had the chief of police of minneapolis and the trainer saying look this is just shocking behavior we don't we don't teach this how could this possibly happen no one around here was surprised that it happened there and so clearly that that attempted a narrative of it was one didn't work and the d.o.j. dolls and i want this investigation having said we've had investigations before often under castillo. was killed a few years back another black man killed in his car but by a police officer we actually had training programs they go off to for them to castille $12000000.00 went into it and yet you know clearly this is still happening in fact there are evidence of was a trade off the police here he was actually training people as he as he knelt on
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george floyd behind me for 9 and a half 9 and a half minutes but there's also a welcome but at the same time there is a realization that we've had d.o.j. investigations as well and surveys but what activists are calling just a few hours ago for words and investigation not just in the minneapolis police but this in full police in the twin city of minneapolis which kills people in the greater rates the minneapolis police not only that state police state troopers and then also the entire infrastructure that meant the derrick chauvelin seemed so confident as he knelt on george floyd tonight in the hoffman's why do you think he could get away with it why did the other police officers think that he could get away with an investigation into the the leadership but also into the prosecutors into the medical examiners into the you know into the the fulton feeling that goes on remember what the of the initial police film said about george flew.
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dies for medical incident during police interaction and there's something systemically wrong there so there's a lot to do that there's also a lot of a lot of specific criticism of joe biden about harris for not coming down here and there's a lot of consciousness and awareness that joe biden i'm going to last for a very long time took a great deal of credit for giving huge amounts of money to the police for the cost of the state would boast about their law and order records so they always say look you should come down here make up for that now they're more what was the term they used to be a lip service to be on the having more relatives cry on your shoulder about you know that empathetic president that we have now joe biden and i actually do something and start actually coming here and that even if the shaving about it was read to me you know the fatal shooting of a black woman what more do we know about that case we know those details actually as the just a half an hour before the verdict was was announced apparently the shooting
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happened and now a new feature actually i suppose of police shootings the body count video was released rapidly clearly there's a real awareness now from police or police forces about what they have to do i think one of the reasons was there because the police force thought it would bolster their contention that the police officer has done nothing wrong which it shows a police officer getting on the scene and a young teenager go apparently lunging at someone and the police officer shooting at him the problem with that is the police officer shoots multiple times and kills him almost immediately what about deescalation what about other other methods that could have been employed and what we've always had these cases is look. why people carry weapons and doing threatening things all the time without the was captured and they somehow don't get shot so they don't get killed we don't know all the details of this particular incident but we do know about is the case when white people are in the same position and badly there's another case which we also know one from closely and elizabeth city north carolina shot multiple times off the
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profit support stop black on armed apparently so that's another one to watching this is this going to go on and on and on but at least i was everyone's i'm 10 up now when you start looking you see them every day all over the country she ever tells you thank you very much indeed united nations human rights chief welcomed the verdict in the derek shaving trial that said any other result would have been a travesty of justice she said the case highlights how much remains to be done to reverse the tide of systemic racism that permeates the lives of people of african descent thomas hobbes the justice project director of the advancement project national office he joins us by skype from los angeles thanks very much indeed for being with us i want to ask you about your reaction to that to the verdict thank you i would echo the sentiment of the people who are in minnesota who are grateful for this moment but also know that there's nothing about this verdict that's going
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to prevent someone else from being murdered by the police there's something about this verdict that's going to systemic lee change police the only thing that i think activists are calling for an organizer calling for is defunding the police towards abolition of police and and that's really the this position that everyone at this moment should be taking because otherwise we will just continue to see on a daily basis the murder of black brown and poor people by the police in the united states so when you talk about the defunding of the police do you mean reallocating resources or do you mean abolishing the police system. well defunding is that reallocation and i think it's a it's a tactic and a tool that organizers are using to move towards the complete appellation of policing in the united states but as a 1st step there's a there's an important moment where we need to recognize that even the most reasonable person who may support police officers can see that police officers and
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cops are asked to do things that even they don't think of their responsibilities they do not address so what we call serious or violent crimes in the united states i think only 7 percent of the what we call crimes in the united states a police address are considered to be violent they spend most of their time policing what we would call order incidents people who are houseless people who are accused of trust passing people who have expired license plates things that really have nothing to do with public safety in general but that's what police spend all of their time doing and it of at the very 1st step towards what world without police and prisons we can at the very least remove them from those responsibilities and provide people resources they need to avoid that contact with the criminal legal system so in president biden has renewing the push for the justice and policing act how much difference would that make you think. it would've made no difference for george floyd there's nothing about the george you know the
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ironically named george floyd just to simply sing act that would have prevented is that it's not it wasn't about racial profiling it wasn't about a no knock raid it would didn't come as a as a result of a lack of data transparency sound about leftover military equipment there's just nothing in that act that would have prevented his killing and so i think it is it is typical of democrats and republicans the united states to respond to a demand that was to defund the police that came out of the largest uprising we've had since the 1960 s. in the united states and to say not only would we do nothing in the sack that would have prevented the murder of george floyd but also we will allocate $750000000.00 to policing across the united states it's in direct contradiction to the call the main demand from organizers and protesters from last summer what about the investigation that's been promised by the attorney general and he's also talked about the lack of trust between communities and no enforcement at least addressing
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apparently that that side of things is that it. and he's supposed to start to think . i supposed to welcome 1st up i think people in minneapolis and people minnesota right to be skeptical about this i was in st louis when my problem was murder we watched that the o.j. come in and very few people remember this but on the same day they released their well known study of the ferguson municipal court they also said that wilson had not violated mike brown civil rights when he killed him that was used by then prosecutor call it to justify not entitlement and then subsequently the you know so-called progressive prosecutor took his place wesley bell used the same information to not criminally prosecute aaron wilson so i think the d.o.j. is a mixed bag at best and keep in mind when the department of justice came to ferguson in 2014 or 2015 there were 1200000 sorry there were 600000 arrest
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warrants in a region of $1200000.00 people and there were 3 and a half arrest warrants in ferguson for each family and their response from the d.o.j. was to get more resources to the police to get them more money and get them more training or way past that so anything that we are that the d.o.j. would do now i hope would be much more aggressive now but you can never expect that the department of justice to support something like the abolition of policing or defunding the police and the need to go to who's been nominated is on record as saying she doesn't support it so and that's one of the best candidates we could ever imagine to to run that department so i would be skeptical and i would also you know counsel that one of the impacts of the department of justice coming in is that it takes the wind out of the sails of movements and organizers is they're fighting to a table to talk about things and then they are excluded from the inner workings between
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the d.o.j. and the police department they're investigating tom so there's a little. paying attention to which respect to the d.o.j. coming in tell us how we thank you very much a little cafeteria time childress thank you thank you. still to come on the news hour the hunt for an indonesian submarine which disappeared during training exercises north of bali. an unstoppable force of nature go to mom and communities consider evacuation as lava flows head ever closer. and the indianapolis $500.00 says it expects the largest sporting crowd in the world since the start of the pandemic. the u.n. says alexei navalny life is in serious danger with the russian government subjecting the opposition politician to conditions that could amount to torture and comes as at least 1000 people were detained across the country the protests demanding his
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immediate release and access to medical attention russian authorities deemed the protests unlawful due to coronavirus restrictions a vocal critic of president putin was imprisoned in january for 2 and a half years for violating the terms of his probation and smith is at the protests in moscow. considering that the police of this protester they've sealed off a square in front of the kremlin one of alma's supporters was supposed to gather a considering all violently protest the crackdown in january this is quite a large gathering have been several thousands of people just in this corner of moscow power may remain in force or confinement in a prison hospital always consistent condition is said to be very serious and very very weak but their heart is already using to allow his own doctors to see him this is the point of this protest now from monday you could get even hotter than
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a volley i'm disappointed to have voices heard prosecutors are asking a moscow court to decline of alma's anticorruption foundation an extremist organization putting it on the same level as al qaida if that happens and the bounties so. waters and his finances could face even stiff fines and much harsher jail sentences russian president vladimir putin has warned the world not to cross his red lines but he used his annual state of the nation speech to insist he wants good relations with other countries the russian leader says his response will be quick and tough if the west steps on his country's security interests. it illiterate that warning as thousands of russian troops are being deployed to the western border with ukraine the e.u. and us say it's the largest deployment there in history even larger than the incursion in 2014 nato is warning of potential escalation and the us has described the build up as a very seriously concerning russia says it's not threatening anyone and has
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denounced what it calls ukrainian provocation. what i see used to use russia has its own interests will be protecting and upholding them within the context of international law but if someone refuses to understand that and adopt an arrogant attitude towards us we will uphold our line their attitudes towards us are more dangerous now than in the past the direct interference umbrella reuss is an example to create a coup the so-called collective west is involved here. the escalating covert 19 crisis in india has stretched the country's health system to breaking point hospitals in delhi say they have enough oxygen to last just another 8 to 24 hours in her honor people try to loot an oxygen tank or while others are using social media to plead for oxygen tanks and beds but his protection has now been ordered for all tankers and oxygen is being imported is still unclear whether a new variant is behind the sudden increase in cases in india on wednesday india
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reported about 295000 new infections just 2000 fewer than the worst day on record in the us in january of all health organizations as so far more than 182000 people have died in delhi at least 22 people died when their oxygen supply was disrupted by a leaking tank is a purana reports. the leak of an oxygen tank outside this hospital in nashik maharastra caused clouds of dense went down. the tank to supply oxygen needed by patients inside the 708270. the feeling that there was a leakage occurred while refilling the oxygen canisters and a lot of cover 90 patients at the hospital who are underemployed to support you could cut an oxygen supply. more than 20 patients died 31 were transferred to another hospital the incident happened as many indian states complained of
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shortages of such and supplies which have led to deaths due to me children. i brought my wife here in the night and she was very ill and will stop and turn around in the night she told me that she is not getting oxygen and the hospital is not providing it to her i spoke to a few officials everyone said we're checking we're checking on but nobody was checking in in the morning i was told that my wife is dead shortages in the capital led to delhi's leaders pleading with the central government to send more oxygen urgently independent health experts say the government should have anticipated this so unfortunately it seems to be the case that the lessons from last year perhaps were not registered adequately the recognition that those who need admission certainly need oxygen and if that number of cases were admitted would increase exponentially as we are seeing right now that there would be a possibility of a shortage of oxygen this would have been something that policymakers and health systems operations should have thought through. the government has now restricted
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the supply of oxygen in india for medical purposes and there's a ministry of external affairs has been tasked with enforcing 50000 metric tons of oxygen for hospitals using double the amount they were last year i would call it cases rising at the current rate that demand is only. even more and there's a lot of al-jazeera. did to go the sun is a clinical epidemiologist and senior lecturer at queen mary university of london she joins us now from cambridge thanks very much for being with us so what do you think is behind this surgeon in india. i thought it a compelling that it might be linked to this theory and what we've seen is a very very rapid exponential growth of despond demick after a period of controlled particularly in places where we know exposure had been particularly high so for example in that he we think 50 to 60 percent of the population already been exposed to this virus so to see such rapid exponential
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growth is unusual and dispirited exponential growth of cases has actually correlated quite well with the growth of this particular obeyed and in the states that this sort of blot is being seen and is now quite spread across india unfortunately and i think both of those things suggest a possible link between this band and this surge and also the particular mutations that we're seeing have been linked with potential escape from immunity back summation as well as possibly increase transmissibility some of doctors some of his of c. reporting that to younger patients intensive care now in delhi something like 65 percent of cases and on the 40 years old is that is it a suggestion of the variant is not just more transmissible but perhaps also more aggressive. it's possible it's very hard to know at this stage in the research in the anecdotally hearing that a lot of the cases are in younger people we do have to remember but there is a huge amount of 140 of cases and deaths which means we really don't know what the just recent cases but certainly it looks like i.c.
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was and hospitals are filled with young patients and at this point in time it's a very very hard to know why that is but it is very concerning how would you assess the government's response so far. i think the government has been really complacent about this i mean it's clear that we're seeing exponentially go than we have been seeing it for at least 4 to 6 weeks so there has been sufficient time to act and we know that once exponential good starts the pandemic gets out of control very very quickly so i'm not sure why early action to stamp this out wasn't taken action is still not being taken for example ryssdal seeing election rallies ongoing in investing more and then he lockdown has been imposed to 6 days which is obviously not going to have a sufficient impact and in maharashtra we've just recently seen a knock down imposed imposed after. restrictions for a week and this is the sort of thing that aggressive only action should have been take in hard to stamp it out rather than wait for exponential growth to upper i mean sadly hospitalizations and deaths will always lacky says and i'm really
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concerned about what's now going to happen the next 2 or 3 weeks but the impact of this particular just seems to me those are reporting that the health care system is essentially collapse is that how you would assess it the stage yes i mean in the states where the so does that occurring i see was a completely for many of them are out of oxygen people are being refused admission to hospital many people are dying at home and the worst part is that the impact missing on deaths is actually lagged by 2 or 3 weeks of this is cases from 2 or 3 weeks ago we know cases have risen since then so i thought a this problem is not going to get better it's going to get less in the next 2 or 3 weeks and you know that's really really concerning or how much impact is the vaccination program having a tool in the situation. probably not very much i mean although india has you know high vaccination rates and in total numbers 127000000 people have been x. and needed in terms of population proportions only 9 percent so unfortunately
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a large part of the population is unprotected we do think that many cities particularly have a high levels of exposure to the virus in the past it's also possible that this virus potentially escapes previous immunity or even vaccines we don't know about this yet and i think that's another area and sun did to get us on the thank you very much indeed for taking the time to talk to us now the pan american health organization says fake or stolen coronavirus vaccines are being marketed on social media in latin america they want as asians as the vaccines are being advertised in argentina brazil and mexico the body's working with google facebook and twitter to curb fake news to stem conspiracy theories that encourage vaccine has density last month police in china and south africa seize thousands of doses of fake covert 19 vaccines at least 80 people were arrested in china. the military in chad has promised free and fair elections within 18 months of the death of the president at
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a battle yesterday the rest against the armed forces is growing with unions threatening strikes and rebels planning a march on the capital of morgan reports from germany. it is that he was president of chad for 3 decades on the day of the news of his death it was announced his son mohamed will lead the country for the next 18 months as head of the transitional military council abderrahim yunus the head of the government a was a party says there are reasons for the military to take charge. it's understandable that the constitution says the speaker of parliament should be in charge but it's also understandable why the military is the one in charge what needs to happen now is a dialogue to bring other parties and groups to form a joint military civilian council to lead the country to democratic elections idriss deby who left the country since 1990 died from injuries sustained while leading his soldiers against the rebel front for change and concord group in the
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northern region of based in libya the group launched an attack on a border position on april 11th days of fighting to push them back left more than 300 of the rebels that almost 150 captured the group says there's no way they'll accept them as chads leader. is not a monarchy they can be no dynastic devolution of power in our country the national resistance forces from the front for change and concord in chad or right now on their way towards germany with confidence but above all with courage and determination at $37.00 mohammed to be an army officer is now the youngest leader in the african continent 14 of the military officers are also in the council which stated that a transitional government to will be put in place and that they're not seeking permanent power. we wanted to reassure the public that the members of the transitional military council will hand over power to civilian government after
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free and democratic elections within 18 months. chats constitution which has been dissolved by the military council states that the speaker of parliament is to lead the country in the event of the death of the president so sum up as a sham parties are calling the formation of a military council a coup. it's not only political parties that are split over the idea of a transitional military council leading the country following the death of a. well early election results showed he'd won nearly 80 percent of the vote in the weeks leading up to be election hundreds in the capital demonstrative calling for change and many boycotted the elections that ended with derby winning a 6th term with chad's residents are divided between mourning him and denouncing the council that's replaced him. the military council says it's going to form an interim cabinet in the coming days and has called political parties and armed groups for dialogue it's not it clear who's going to agree to be president at any talks going on. the news hour from london still ahead
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a new crisis for a country in conflict afghanistan is suffering one of its worst droughts in decades and the king of clay survives a scare in spain that's coming up a gentleman's fault or was. it. the residents of norway and sweden are in for a big shock in the immediate future more arctic air some of it will leak elsewhere and it's not necessarily obvious where it's coming from but it's coming from here on this cold for those lines up they go towards the north pole that is going to be the coldest part of europe most the rest of your of sort recovered from a recent cold spell run into the teens for most places it's even warmer in western france disappointing wet in spain the moment a line of rain that stretches through its city tails off in the balkans moment and
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then there's more gathering in places that better us and ukraine but look at stockholm at 3 degrees you wouldn't expect it to be there i know it's spring but there is 11 and to have 2 days a snow falling is a little unusual in stockholm in particular that cold will spread into the baltic states some snowfall even in poland but that's where the real cold is held elsewhere in europe well it's not the rains disappearing in the waltz is with some not with all that bordeaux shows it may be best of all the war was place in europe 26 degrees the average is 70 we don't need chocolate a little bit in the next couple of days most of north africa is fine particularly hot in libya and tunisia but not in tunis itself. for. an hour that stays for the blind and a robotic arm for the disabled. a young australian engineer isn't venting tools to
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one of the top stories here now to 0 the u.s. justice department will investigate systemic discrimination in the minneapolis police it comes after former officer direction even was found guilty of george floyd's murder. at least 400 people have been detained across russia for taking part in protests demanding opposition politician alexei navalny is released from prison you and human rights experts say his life is in serious danger. at least 22 coronavirus patients have died in indian hospital after their oxygen supply ran out it comes as the country reports almost 300000 new cases and more than 2000 deaths in one day. the u.s.
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envoy to yemen says escalating violence in the city of marriage is the single biggest threat to peace talks forces from yemen's internationally recognized government been fighting who the rebels for control of the oil rich region iran back truth is launched an offensive in february u.s. envoy to melinda king says if it's not stopped the fighting could trigger even greater fighting and instability. syria has been stripped of its voting rights and the global chemical weapons watchdog 6 years after it 1st allegedly used them the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons only investigation teams say the syrian military use sarin and chlorine gas oh about money report. there's khattab says he was injured 3 years ago in a chemical bombing but it's refuse asylum outside syria which is he says his home. but that home is now a displaced persons camp in northern italy province where fay is earns what listen
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he can repairing shoes he lives with 8 members of his family and one tent and says there are 50 families squeezed into just 30 tents in the camp in 2018 fares was guarding empty houses with other anti-government rebels a few kilometers south in circa when the syrian regime launched an attack. helicopter was in the sky and we knew that we have to resort to the shelters because normally it would drop a barrel bomb but that evening there was no explosion so one guy opened the shelters door and we were suddenly struck by the smell of chlorine we went outside to find a lot of people struggling and impairing with the gas it is headquarters at the hague on wednesday the global chemical watch talk the o.p.c. w. policy in favor of stripping syria of its voting rights. $87.00 countries supported sanction 50 more against including russia china and iran it sends
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a clear political message and. syria will no longer be able to take part in any routing unless it has addressed such as factually the issues at hand so the practical implications are not massive but it is a significant political signal an investigation by the a.b.c. w blamed damascus for 3 poison gas attacks in the village of lata media in march 27th. it said syrian planes and helicopters dropped chemical bombs there over 3 days 4 years previous to that the syrian government agreed to join the o.p.c. w after a suspected sarin nerve gas attack killed $1400.00 people it promised to give up all chemical weapons but the investigation found otherwise and testimonies
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such as those of facing the tabs would suggest the regime even after law to mena continues gas attacks against its population fires refuses to leave syria as a refugee saying he wants to see justice in his own land. al jazeera or ships from the indonesian navy are searching for a submarine that's missing with 53 sailors on board a k r 402 taking part in a training exercise around 100 kilometers north of bally when it missed a shed jeweled early morning reporting call an oil spill has been spotted in the area singapore is sending a specialist submarine rescue vessel australia and india have also responded to requests for help jessica washington is in jakarta and says surveillance is ongoing . this vessel the 402 requested permission to dive into deeper waters in the early hours of wednesday morning and shortly after making that
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request and receiving permission to go ahead the vessel lost contact with indonesian authorities what we know is that around 4 hours after losing contact with the submarine indonesian authorities were doing an aerial surveillance of the area trying to spot the submarine and where it could be located in this area around bali's north coast and they did find what appears to be an oil spill in the location where they believe the submarine was located when it 1st attempted to dive into deeper waters now hopefully that is something of a breakthrough which help could help with finding the location of this vessel and of the 53 individuals on board this is an old a submarine but we do know that it did undergo refurbishment in south korea and that process was completed in 2012 we understand that the engine asian navy is currently in the process of surveilling the area both by and see and those requests
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for assistance from neighboring countries astray and singapore as well as india have been responded to and those countries have offered their assistance with this search effort. the u.s. is imposing sanctions on 2 more 1000000 mass state owned export companies over february's military coup says the timber and pearl companies are generating revenue for the military regime in gaza as 40 anti-government protesters have been charged over the murder of 2 policeman video released shows one of them arrested last week attempting to escape in a convoy of motorbikes when it was rammed by a car military jointers also cracking down on protesting doctors by cancelling their licenses and revoking passports. and explosion at a luxury hotel in pakistan has killed 4 people and injured 11 others of the blast was in the syrian hotel's car park in quite are the capital of benghazi stand province the military has been fighting a low level insurgency in the province for
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a decade a chinese delegation including their ambassador to pakistan was staying at the hotel at the time but was not present when the explosion happened no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. 3rd of afghanistan's population has insufficient food because of a deepening drought one of the worst in recent years the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies says 13100000 people are struggling with food shortages with production is expected to fall by up to 27 percent this year and there are fears the movement 18000000 people in afghanistan will need humanitarian support because the combination of the drought the pandemic and the long running conflict for your country who are e reports from kabul. farmers in the village of g. can do nothing as water levels drop the canals connected to wells through which they were irrigating their fields have run dry the wheat is growing at
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a slow pace and as water has become even more scarce farmers worry there may be no harvest season this year. we worry a lot we worry if there's water get scarce where will we go we're very concerned about where we should go. see what god will decide for us half of afghanistan's provinces have been gripped by a drought crisis and climate change is being blamed. there's been limited snowfall and rain both vital during the spring and summer farming season. humanitarian organizations are warning that people in many parts of afghanistan face severe water shortages including thank you water it's also likely to create shortages of food as there is not enough to properly we gave crops according to the international federation of the red cross and red crescent societies more than
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13000000 afghans do not have enough food to eat the covered 1000 pandemic has created economic hardships for many but now if help isn't provided for food in a few months 18000000 afghans almost half the population could be affected but this is the plan to see reason which comes always of the spring but the conditions are there is no precipitation enough the moisture on the ground and then they won't be able to plan so that's i'm projecting in coming months there will be reduced food availability and as i mentioned a study that goes beyond 16 to 27 percent reduced units in weeds alone and that will have an impact or to clean you'll spend a lot of money to import reach in order to satisfy the local markets but also because of that the forces of supply and demand will mean the present also go up. in 2018 the afghan government adopted a drought risk management strategy and received
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a grant from the world bank in february to fight drought this year and though a drought has not been officially declared yet in afghanistan the farmers of color are safe no action is taken now their fate may resemble that of other villagers decades ago. we had this kind of drought about 60 to 70 years ago and the people back then left this area but after some years they came back when the water reappeared and now this disaster is on its way again. fully a contra for al-jazeera kabul the flow of larva from guatemala as part of ok now has been inching forward in the tree monks has been erupting the movements barely noticeable but every day it moves closer to communities are starting to worry and as one or apollo explains the area in the south of the country could be evacuated as the molten rock continues to spread. limbs of the ass and
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a river of molten rock from guatemala spec now stretches for more than 3 and a half kilometers it's been erupting for more than 2 months given singly for the activity has increased since the 5th of february it increased with strong explosions with an abundance of ash that led to the closure of the aurora international airport for 2 days due to the amount of that. buckeye is one of guatemala as most active volcanoes but the lava flow today is the largest produced by this volcano since 1961 and there are fears about where it's heading. to communities are constantly monitoring. created by the lava flow the community. and fan whole affair with john next in line. they are talking about it on 1900 people that approaching in these communities. 70 year old old feel for how to do says he remembers the russians of 1961 but says this one is far more violent he's worried
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he'll lose his home if the eruptions don't end soon. the truth is that the lava hasn't faded grand extensions of planet destroying coffee plants forests of trees pastures and it's close to the community of al pacino. experts monitoring the volcano see the lava flow is moving about 30 meters per day the concerns are growing among local residents who have been asked to prepare for a possible evacuation. leave the people who want to leave but don't have a place to go that is a greatest worry as authorities from the community. want the lava flow produced by guatemala kaino has attracted curious tourists to the region. but scientists say that volcanic activity could change at any moment and warn of the possibility of more explosive eruptions and ash falls went up a little al-jazeera. the southern mexican state of michoacan is the battleground
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for a bloody drugs war between 2 of the major cartels ground 0 of that fight has been the town of our gear it's potentially lucrative mines drug routes and proximity to the birthplace of the founder of the new generation cartel have made it a prized target no journalists have been able to reach that town since fighting intensified until john homan and his team made it in to file this exclusive report . this is the only route into agia the town at the heart of a war between 2 cartels image work and southwest mexico. no journalists have been here since the whole new generation called advance to take the land around it we've been told to take this dirt track over the mountains to get in but it's not simple we've just seen in quick succession a checkpoint that we had to pass through we have by the side of a road. trip and then the letters in issues about police going to generation
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cartel actually scrawled on the road itself is no real bad about who's territory where and. when we pass the 2nd checkpoint they want to talk to us. we don't have any necessity to rob we're drug traffickers it's true that we're having a fight a struggle but we're fighting for the rights of each of us and for the people. there on the propaganda push to go with their advance into this territory they say the let through civilians who dared to travel. finally we make it to the town they're fighting for i get. on the outskirts it looks like a ghost town. it might well be one soon thousands of fled the violence and isolation here those left have no one to help them we didn't see a single policeman on our way or a soldier despite the fact the army actually has a barracks in the town residents say they've really patrolled. near the center as
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signs of life. has been serving the village for 2 decades but maybe a comparison because it's hard to keep it going. because. it's affecting us a lot everything's got more expensive it's really hard to bring in supplies that's because the main road to the nearest city a parting gun has been closed by another group and needles they're fighting the honeysuckle cartel and have the area under siege. petru has to be smuggled in the carriage is out of action gas is scarce so is medicine water from a say they can't get their crops or cattle to market. and the sieges had other course when danniella and gabrielle his granddad had a burst stomach ulcer they couldn't get him to the hospital on the other side the blockade he died yes i felt so helpless because we couldn't do anything it was out of our hands and angry it's not right that when living like this and he wasn't the only one at the same time and lady had
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a miscarriage because she was trying to get to the hospital and couldn't we heard more stories towns people killed in the crossfire between the cartels on the road or in the town itself is a nightly soundtrack here. you can probably hear that the sound of gunfire just outside the church no it is only just full that they start shooting here. and where the authorities absent say the townspeople until a surprise visit by the governor last week just as election season began when a teacher dead to protest to him he did this. and embrace many and when we visited they gave a demand one thing. number one free transit on the road from a to a passing gun and security for those traveling the state security minister also came by while we were visiting the promised just that but he didn't talk to the people of i guess instead he held
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a press conference outside the town the media he brought with him we joined them and i asked him repeatedly if he was aware of the criminal checkpoints he said to me this isn't done well if you tell me where if you pass me the coordinates when we finish he denied knowing of them. the next day we try to leave passing burnt out empty towns a sign perhaps of likely is future but we couldn't get through to a putting gun it's not even 24 hours since their secretary of public security came down this road and said that it was now open and there will be free transit we just try to get down there already heard that is the law so we have to go back to how we were going to. eventually the police filled in the trench that one of the gangs had dug across it that night the criminals dug it out again the highways closed once more the siege and suffering continues john home and how does it or i
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get a year. still to come. football's european championships to get their 1st female official gemma and other details for.
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you. cham is here now with the sport bank you are in their opinion safely project may have crumbled but it seems football fans aren't going to forgive and forget easily . that was the reception at the ramadan team got as they arrived for their match against cabbies
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they were hackled and called money grabbers rail and bus lane are the only clubs out of the tiles yet to clarify that position earlier al-jazeera spoke to the former president wrong calderon he believes the reputation and image of his beloved club has been seriously damaged and says the current president florentine a paris owes the fans an explanation. i know he's probably involved now we know a cute investment in a stadium that is going to course nobody knows how much for a few more than $1000000000.00 euros plus the losses for the pandemic euro he needed desperately a situation like this but they've got some fair to do in the way he did without any . great consult with the with the governing bodies u.f.o. before so i think for us it's not the best to have a cup and meanwhile pass his cage around and came an escort on the club's president
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john the porter to explain where they stand on the european city. and local not for she didn't tell us i talked to the president yesterday about this issue he explained to me the stance of the club but there's been so much noise since yesterday that it's better not to opine about it right now because many things can happen nobody knows what will happen we have teams that said they were in the now they're saying they want out so i think we must wait but in the end all i want is the best for this club. the president of the italian football federation says that 3 clubs involved intimate eventis and ac milan won't be punished over the failed break or attempt although that good news it was short lived facing man who fall further behind in the serial title race after losing to sas why they want to break off and the child who only us where they came from behind to win it to one is the 1st defeat in 5 league games from an amazing training needed in so by 10 points in the table. eventis moved up to 30 after beating ahmed $31.00 although there was
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more frustration as a christian or an hour you had the shot saved but teammate alexander scored 2 in the tightest elix added another to seal the victory chairman and dry and yet he was one of the men behind the super league idea of missing it could no longer go ahead he hinted that other crops were thinking of signing up. if it's not this time maybe something will happen in the future i'm not going to say how many clubs clubs contacted me in just 24 hours asking if they could join but really you think. there would have been clubs from across europe you would have got to be 15 you want to. maybe do it maybe delayed but i was contacted by a number of genes asking what they could have done to join could you say which teams they work though i prefer not because personal matters is a personal in other news away from the super lake
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a female referee will make history by becoming the 1st to officiate at the men's european championships later this year stephanie a from the past been selected as a false official she was the 1st woman to referee a u. a for champions league match and the men's world cup qualifier. but it looks like dublin is going to miss out on hosting euro 2020 games the city was due to hold 4 matches at the a viva stadium but the irish government say they don't expect to be able to meet your wafers demands a filling grounds to 25 percent capacity the debates will mint is due to be hosted in 12 cities across europe from june with the wafer set to make a decision on dublin bilbao in munich on friday a decision on the number of local fans attending the delayed it tokyo olympics may not be made until as late as june overseas as spectators have already been prevented from traveling to japan and for the games because of the current a virus pandemic organizers say a recent spike in cases may delay
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a decision until just weeks before the games begin on july 23rd you had thought the curve in 1900. 80 was looking closely at the overall numbers including the outlook for the future i think it is necessary to listen to opinions and make adjustments from the experts perspectives i would like to find a direction by the end of april but i am still considering when to make the final decision based on the situation in the future world number 3 tennis player rough around as our came through a tricky opening match at the barcelona open the top seed who has won this tournament 11 times was playing qualify ilya russia in the 2nd round and the better russian who's ranked 100 and 11th in the world won the 1st set but no doubt fought back to take the next 2 sets and book his place in the last 60 home page according . to the n.b.a. now at a lakers center anthony davis has confirmed he plans to make his return on thursday
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against dallas he's been out out of action for 2 months following caffein achilles injuries he also hinted that teammate le bron james or turn soon as well. barry robson no warning. we have heard about this we're. going to be on a person who. is known as the greatest spectacle in racing and next month's indy $500.00 is set to be the most attended sporting event since the start of the current a virus pandemic up to $135000.00 fans will be allowed into the indianapolis motor speedway track for the race on may 30th last year's race was moved to august and was held without any spectate. so that's going to be a big showing that $135000.00 fans that us you know i've got a statement that starts on release there's a little bit of about facebook and that's it from a different area this news out of the back in
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a moment with another full run of the day's news thanks for watching my from. my. i'm a lack of oz in the south of india to find out how a tiny box in this cave brought an extensive mining operation to a standstill coronavirus house wept across the world with devastating impact and it's widely believed to be a few episodes in legal wildlife trades but here in vietnam we did get a rescue plan for some of the world's most threatened animal and join the call for
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an end to the global wildlife scenario or thrive on al-jazeera it's the u.k.'s biggest hospital with eventual capacity for 4000 covert 19 patients built inside a london conference center it took just 9 days to construct with the help of army engineers dramatically expanding the critical care bed count and other similar signs on the way the actual london numbers could be much higher than advertised researches say that huge gaps in testing capacity that the government is now trying to close extrapolate that across the country and the spread of corona virus appears far wider than anyone saw. a weekly critique of the stories hitting the headlines the news media have been left to sort through mixed messages on a quite complex story from mainstream to street journalism the enemy objective is
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