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this is al jazeera. hello i'm sam is a this is the news hour live from coming up in the next 60 minutes a moral and economic imperative world leaders discuss ambitious targets of a summit to tackle global warming. the united states sets out on the road to cut greenhouse gases half and half by the end of this decade. russia says it's pulling
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back its troops on the border with ukraine have says it's watching closely. india recalled to global record of more than 314000 new coronavirus infections and the 6 seek hospital beds and oxygen. general services begin for a young black man shot dead by police will be live in the u.s. city of minneapolis. and then spore real madrid president insisted european super league remains on standby. says it's completely wrong to believe the project is finished. u.s. president joe biden has pledged to cut america's greenhouse gas emissions by more than half white 2030 he made the announcement at the opening of
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a virtual white house climate summit brought together leaders from 14 nations all in an effort to speed up global efforts and avert a looming crisis or biden found america will not wait to act the cost of doing nothing is only growing. if i'm maintaining those investments and putting these people to work the united states sets out on the road to cut greenhouse gases in half and half by the end of this decade that's where we're headed as a nation and that's what we can do if we take action to build an economy that's not only more prosperous but healthier fare and cleaner for the entire planet you know these steps will set america on a path of net 0 emissions economy by no later than 2050 but the truth is america represents less and 50 percent of the world's emissions no nation can solve this
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crisis on our own as i know you all fully understand all of us all of us and particularly those of us who represent the world's largest economies we have to step up let's go live now to washington d.c. where all white house correspondent kimberly how it is standing by for us kimberly let's this time start with this very ambitious goal the joe biden has announced for cutting greenhouse gas emissions but does the white house have a plan for how it can actually achieve that. well you know already in the united states there is some criticism about this broad pronouncement made by joe biden this plan to cut emissions by up to 52 percent by the year 2030 because well this was a very grounded goal it really was absent of any of the specifics necessary to implement we've heard big promises that this will be a new green economy that there will be new green jobs that americans will be
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encouraged to really didn't there are fossil fuel powered cars in favor of electric vehicles but there were no specific legislative proposals the sort of detailed budgets were absent from this announcement so that's left some skepticism we have to add to that the fact that there's a recognition in the united states that even if joe biden is assuming this leadership role to lead by example to the world community and really abandon the policies of his predecessor donald trump that questioned the science behind climate change that in the united states 50 percent of americans roughly support the position taken by donald trump and are skeptical themselves that believe that in a pandemic that now is not the time to be shifting the u.s. economy when so many millions of americans are out of work so these are the challenges that joe biden is facing not only is he trying to rally
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a global community but he's also trying to do the same here inside the u.s. borders and that in itself completes quite a dramatic change from the last 4 years of white house action or some would say inaction when it comes to climate change. now there's no question that the message that joe biden from the very 1st day of his presidency was that america is back in fact these new targets are much more ambitious than that when he was vice president under barack obama and that's why he has really tried to make this a signature of his presidency we saw him rejoining the paris climate accord you know from the early days in office but it's also opened up the united states to criticism criticism that we heard in these speeches whether it was from adversary is like china or russia that all took swipes at the united states russian leader vladimir putin pointing out that he believes that russia is that hearing to
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international agreements like kioto and paris a again a veiled swipe at the united states that of course pulled out of the paris climate accord only to rejoin under joe biden and the chinese president xi jinping the fact that he says that you know he is believing that he can move his country in terms of reducing these emissions at a faster pace than other developed nations that developed nation he's referring to is the united states and of course the tensions between the united states and china still very raw over issues such as trade and chinese an alleged sort of espionage except for a into u.s. computer system so there are a lot of problems between these nations and that could be an obstacle in the sort of broader grander ambition of the u.s. president to combat climate change the fact that there are these other conflicts percolating in the background and of course the fans can believe how the white house. china is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in
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a speech to the summit president xi jinping pledged to phase down coal consumption by 2030 china has committed to move from carbon peak to carbon neutrality in the march shorter time span than what might take many developed countries and that requires extraordinary hard efforts from china supporters been given to encourage peking pioneers from localities sectors in companies we were strictly control coal fired power generation projects we go strictly limit the increase in coal consumption over the 145 year plan period and phase it down in the 15th 5 year plan period truly you has more now from beijing. this wasn't about details for china this moment is about the optics they want to send a message to the world that china takes this issue very seriously wants to transform its image of just being a world polluted to being a sort of proactive leader when it comes to fighting climate change and another
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important message she jinping sent was that china also wants to set aside or it's willing to set aside the tensions that it has with the u.s. to work on this issue now we've been watching all day chinese state media talk about this and there has been quite a lot of suspicion if you will about the u.s. return to leave this climate change effort a lot of tabloids a lot of the state media channels have been saying can the u.s. really be relied on because as we've seen a according to who too who is at the helm of the u.s. they haven't really been consistent in their message and china converse lee wants to send the message that they are reliable and can be looked upon as a leader certainly as an equal to the u.s. and we saw she didn't ping actually join another climate summit last week with angela merkel the leader of germany and then you will knock on the leader of france to talk about china's climate pledges and working with europe and also u.s. climate and boy john kerry also came to china last week to meet with his chinese
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counterpart and discuss working together on that front but there are disagreements that china believes that the u.s. needs to do more when it comes to helping poorer countries invest in clean energy and transitioning into renewable energy there and the u.s. for its part wants china to do more to cut its carbon emissions and implement more stringent targets brazil's president jalal soros says ending illegal deforestation will mean brazil gets to its goals more quickly. i have determined that our climate neutrality in brazil be achieved by 2050 therefore bringing forward by terrier's the previously announced commitment levels among to measures that are required to bear and b i highlight here our commitment to eliminate illegal deforestation in brazil by 2030 with full and prompt enforcement of the brazilian forest code
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with that we will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by the really 50 percent by that date let's get an idea now of the impact of that deforestation last month brazil destroyed more than 800 kilometers of the amazon rainforest that's twice as much as in march 2020 or the government is asking for a $1000000000.00 in international aid to fight the forestation one man is making a difference by planting a mangrove forest on the kanuck here as more from rio de janeiro. it has been along in lonely walk for the past 22 years biologist my do most has been patrolling the shores of rio de janeiro's polluted one about a b. clearing layers of trash trapped in the mud then planting millions of mangrove seeds one by 15 year olds who has been working with him from the start.
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when we arrived here this was a dump we've been planning an average of 40000 seeds every week now we have an entire forest. was cut bailey and his team have recovered 1300000 square kilometers of mangrove forest the equivalent to 130 football stadiums the size of rio is maracana now he's working on filling another patch of dirty black mud the same size with this powerful green vegetation he hopes the mangroves will help diminish the effects of deforestation in the amazon in march more than 800 square kilometers of the rain forest were destroyed more than double the amount in the same month last year yelling mangroves of 4 dimes a capacitor absorbing carbon dioxide from the amazon rain forest and in the seas country new device with global warming they will be our last line of defense but mangroves protecting brazil's coast from north to south are in danger not from fire
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but from rampant urban development and the lack of basic sanitation it's a problem faced by poor and rich neighborhoods alike as we could see on a boat ride behind this exclusive condo in baja that usual. we're surrounded by nature and one of rio's richest neighborhoods but this group transparent water here is dangerous it's full of bacteria from untreated sewage which can cause liver cancer. its fishing season here all year round and not the kind that attracts tourists. a black river carrying trash from the sprawling city slums flows into the lake where so far is floating. 5 years ago rio de janeiro promised to clean it sacked for the olympic games but not much was done don't you focus but
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there's more than enough money to take out a bank violent border brazil lacks the political will for a long term plan that would benefit nature as well as the economy but it must last at least 20 years and cannot be changed every time a new government is elected it took mosca $32.00 decades to grow a mangrove forest almost all on his own he still hopes the results will convince others to follow his crusade monica and i give i'll just sirrah rio de janeiro. anderson is the executive director of the un environment program she says people must keep up the pressure on their governments. i think as a humanity we have no option but to reach to be confident and to hold our leaders and ourselves to account because what we've gone through on the path demick is but a little over 2 to what full scale 3 to 4 to 5 degrees with mean for humanity it is
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a future impossible to imagine with you see is what floats with droughts with fires cetera et cetera so we have to live up to our committee and our commitments and what we now have to do is since we're taking all of this public money from stimulus packages making sure that this does not just go back into the old normal and making sure that this can significantly shift the leader into that new a greener full with job and greater equity future it is true that there are some sectors that will be sunset sectors but that we've had before with the steam engine and so on so we can do this but we need to do it fairly and smartly countries in africa face the challenge of spreading deserts the great green wall initiative ends to plant trees from west to east africa to slow the expansion of the sahara desert
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the world bank the european union and countries including france who have higher carbon footprints have pledged $14000000000.00 to make that happen but communities affected by the desert say project is falling apart nicholas hard core ports from bar to deep in some of our satellite region. no rains for months because once lush vegetable garden has turned to dust gone are the navy beans to feed her family the hibiscus she uses it to cook and to make juice for her children she says it's as if the land has given up on her but she has not given up on the land then you. knew in this land you could grow not just to biscuits but carrots potatoes onion cauliflower if only we had water. water in this a hell is as precious as gold yes seen in jar we travel west for hours on
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a rumor that there is a functioning well in what some here describe as a godforsaken land during the rainy season it's another story the land springs to life the state pays others to plant trees as part of the great green wall project an initiative to stop desert if occasion from east to west africa france the world bank and the e.u. have pledged $14000000000.00 to the project it's hoped the completed wall would be a new wonder of the world over taking the great barrier reef to be the largest living structure on earth look at the great green wall now because of rising temperatures and the lack of rainfall most of the trees planted are either dying or already dead and while polluting countries have recently pledged billions of dollars more in funds for those projects people here say they're throwing money into the desert they say they don't need more trees but more access to water.
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these fall on the herders are moving further south away from arid climates encroaching on farmland. we will never stop hurting why should we abandon our ways it is so difficult to grow food kill has value if something goes wrong we can sell them even if the climate is changing i am not ready to change my ways in this conflict over land the state is largely absent armed groups in this hell including al-qaeda and the sly mixtape are exploiting grievances taking sites at stake is access to land for animals to graze and water and increasingly rare and precious resource that our and others desperately need nicholas hawk al-jazeera and data about plenty more still ahead on the news hour including the race to find the missing indonesian submarine the military says oxygen for the 53 people on board
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will run out by saturday. the crackdown on press freedom in hong kong gets worse with the conviction of an investigative journalist. and it's called this russian tennis star is forced to dig deep action from the barcelona open coming up. russia has ordered its armed forces to withdraw from its shared border with ukraine ukraine says it's now monitoring the situation in its eastern regions closely tensions have been rising between the 2 countries after moscow amassed tens of thousands of troops on its border with ukraine bernard smith has more from moscow. this was a shy jeweled withdrawal of troops of russia's defense minister 2 weeks ago said the day the exercises that they were conducting on the border with ukraine they've
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always called them exercises would end and true to his word he has ordered the troops back to their bases within russia it was of course an enormous vast exercise in terms of manpower in the build tree and the build up of military in crimea occupy crimea and along the border with ukraine was pretty much president for an exercise russia says it was in response to provocations from nato from nato members but they did say this was an exercise about exercises comes to an end today and those troops will be going back to their bases over russia nothing this is nothing out of the ordinary however what does begin on saturday until the end of october is a restriction to naval passage passage for naval vessels through the courage strait this is the strait that separates eastern crimea from western russia and it gives access to western ukrainian ports russia is saying that it will allow
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merchant shipping through the strait but from saturday the 24th they'll be no access to naval vessels either to ukrainian naval vessels or to knesset vessels invited by ukraine 3rd party countries now there is a treaty between russia and ukraine the says both parties are supposed have equal access to this area russia says it's closing access off until the 30 'd 1st of october for exercises but that's a very very long time for exercises to take place a chance transferred has more on the ukrainian reaction now. the ukrainian president to me is alinsky has tweeted i'll read out what he says he says reducing the number of troops on our borders proportionally reduces tensions ukraine is always ready but welcomes any steps to reduce the military and deescalate the situation and don't bash ukraine seeks peace and thanks its international partners
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despite a tweet like that from the ukrainian leader who we've seen in recent weeks appealing to the international community and nato members for support in the face of what he he describes as a russian provocation there is still great distrust in this country. you know you speak to people on the ground close to the contact blind certainly on this side of the contact line where we've been for the last few days and you witness some of the shelling as well we saw shelling in the town about. 3 or 4 days ago i made this escalation and people are very distrustful of anything that russia says and bear in mind that there is still no lasting political settlement that has been agreed upon and we are now entering the 8th year of this conflict needs given again is a country risk analysis specializing in russia had i a chance market she explains how western sanctions are able to constrain russia. i
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know that some analysts argue that sanctions do not work but sanctions do work it works lowly they don't necessarily deter russian actions immediately but they do have constraining factor so there are things that russian ordinary russians and russian business is do care about and all the surveys would suggest that their living standards are far more important than all these military engagements prices are rising in russia a job losses during the pandemic have not been recovered real disposable incomes are falling ruble has become under pressure because of the sanctions because of the threat of the conflict these are all downside risks for to russian economy and didn't vote in frankly cannot afford to have to attack its economy as it's emerging from a recession and 2020 so does sanctions when necessary to too strong
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to severe however there were a signal from the west that they can be tightened and i think that they also had a role to play in this deescalation india recorded more than 300000 new coronavirus cases on wednesday the highest single day rise seen in the world and for the 2nd day in a row or 2000 people died from the disease the rises led to shortages of hospital beds and oxygen supplies in many cities elizabeth brannon reports from new delhi. sitting outside new delhi's biggest covert 19 hospital this man has been told all 1500 beds are occupied but he is refusing to leave his ambulance driver says they traveled for 3 hours to come to the hospital only to be turned away. but a lot of people mr milligan we were told that only if you have approval. from top
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authorities only then they will admit the patient and allow the villains inside they denied us admission straight away now where do i take the patient and the oxygen in the ambulance will finish soon. hospitals and india's capital a full of people arriving ambulances cars. pleading mission but even the family members of those inside. this. was admitted a week ago he says he's only been able to speak to her. situation is very grim here no one is paying attention to patients hospitals are open in the city and the chief minister isn't giving. this crisis if he called over to help line no one on to those people going to even get. my question is that my mother has been admitted. to. his
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sister also distraught and that. people are going inside the hospital and there that. there was a baby and they denied him admission saying they cannot allow the child inside. delis health minister called a shortage of intensive care beds and oxygen supplies in the capital a grave crisis he's asking the central government to help create more beds this woman has come here like so many others after being turned away by other hospitals we have seen patients arriving at hospitals all day struggling to breathe being carried by desperate family members. of the central government to send oxygen supplies of the capital urgently it's judges say the lives of thousands of people are at stake and ask the government why it's not waking up to the situation. the government says it's planning to import oxygen. and ensure its uninterrupted
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delivery throughout the country states are converting sports stadiums and halls and to call the 19 care centers but not fast enough to match the world's biggest surge in cases. after waiting for an hour this man was one of the lucky ones his daughter convinced the hospital to admit him most others were turned away elizabeth al-jazeera new delhi. days off to form a police officer derek show of an was found guilty of murdering george floyd the funeral of another black man killed at the hands of us police started in a nearby neighborhood and off social killed 20 year old dante riots earlier this month during a traffic stop in brooklyn center near minneapolis friends and family along with several civil rights leaders attended a public viewing on wednesday. john hendren joins us now live from minneapolis
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and john we were expecting quite a lineup of big names at this funeral what's the message been so far. that's right we have not heard the official eulogy from the reverend al sharpton a civil rights leader but we have heard from ben crump who is the family lawyer not just of john jay wright but also of the family of george floyd and a number of other people who are in his words a member of that fraternity no one wants to join african-americans who have been killed at the hands of white police in just a few moments ago john terry writes mother spoke and she said he had a $1000000.00 smile that lit up the world and then she had to stop talking because she was crying so hard. and you're right we do have a big a lot of dignitaries here and of course they were in town because they were attending the trial of jerry children the white police officer who was convicted on
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tuesday 'd of chilling george floyd right here in minneapolis and wall that trial was ongoing midway through john jay right encounter happened in in that case it was a white woman police officer who. yelled taser taser and then instead of pulling out her taser she says that she was pulled out her gun by mistake and shot him made only in a traffic stop that was all over an expired license plate sticker. so 'd the family here is now gathered along with a number of dignitaries who also attended the. trial and they the family of emmett till is here they he was a man a black man who was killed in 1955 lynched after eating offended a white woman in a grocery store the family of george floyd is here as well so this is one high profile event high profile event he mentioned the trial i'm wondering whether it's
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raised expectations now following incidents in which black people are killed by u.s. police and raised expectations for foster and and shall we say quick justice. that is one of the things we expect the reverend al sharpton to talk about in an interview that was just published he said that he's going to talk about dante wright and his life and what the life that was lost when this incident happened but he's also going to talk about expectations he said he was going to talk about how people should not be fooled by the derek children trial the fact that that happened so quickly and that he was convicted of murder in that case in the words of sharpton who said this is round 2 and we have to win this one too so we will be pressing for a conviction not just in this case but in the other cases and there are several
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around the country going on right now. all right thanks so much john hendren there . well still ahead of al jazeera the u.k. apologizes for failing to recognize some 350000 black and asian soldiers died in world war one. our miss south 5 from syria managed to explode near a nuclear facility in southern israel. and its board tokyo looks to keep preparations for this summer's olympic games on track details coming up. hello there let's look to the middle east where things are starting to heat up after having cooled slightly we've got temperatures in iraq edging up to 40 degrees
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same story in kuwait and in doha there by the time we get to saturday temperatures will have dipped down to the early thirty's that's come from the change of wind will have a bit of dust kicking around and plenty of hazy sunshine for much of saudi arabia things are looking hot and dry those isolated showers we saw seem to have dried up and it's a similar story for iran where temperatures in toronto be going to be hitting 30 degrees the plenty of hot dry weather so we have to the horn of africa we got those thunderous showers rolling across the ethiopian rift valley affecting parts of somalia and kenya but the unusual weather story is this tropical cyclone off the coast of tanzania we've only had 2 of these since record began so going to be keeping an eye on that is expected to bring some strong winds and heavy rains to dar es salaam though it is weakening as it makes its way to the coast elsewhere in southern africa things are looking relatively warm and dry temperatures have dipped
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down slightly with capetown at 21 degrees. this is one of them both just sounding there's no logical revolutions in all of this make. britain has to meet the c o 2 emission targets electric cars i mean mitchum in motion they need to be mindful where people are just talking about cars and that's. the world of business and commerce is driving energy transition is the promise of clean energy an illusion the top side of green energy. on al-jazeera. joined africa's largest trade investment in rwanda and to african trade gives me access to more than 1100 exhibitors 10000 visitors and bias and more than 5000 conference delegates from more than 55 countries participate in trade and investment deals with
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$40000000000.00 u.s. dollars as business and government come together to explore business and networking opportunities at the international exhibition boats to african export import bank and their premium partners the i.d.f. 2021 transforming africa. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now president joe biden opened the global climate summit with 40 world leaders by pledging to cut in half the coal and trolley infuse the u.s. south summit takes place as earth day is marked around the world most of the marches and rallies that usually take place have been canceled because of
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a pandemic. russia has ordered its armed forces to withdraw from its shared border with ukraine ukraine says it's now monitoring the situation in its eastern regions closely tensions have been rising between the 2 after moscow amassed tens of thousands of troops on the border. india has reported the world's largest daily creasing corona virus infection since the start of the pandemic more than $300.00 and still team $5000.00 new cases were registered and the hospitals are warning that dangerously low on oxygen. the israeli army says a syrian anti-aircraft missile missed its target and exploded near a nuclear facility in southern israel the blast was felt in jerusalem and other areas in central israel the missile was fired as israel carried out air strikes inside syria israel's military launched more rockets syrian missile batteries after
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that but the syrian government says most of these were intercepted harri force it has the latest from west jerusalem. israeli military says an investigation is underway into what took place in the early hours of thursday morning when it says an errant syrian air defense massaro missed its target an israeli jet and flew across israeli territory to explode in mid-air close to the nuclear reactor add to murder about 30 kilometers or so away from that very high value target the israeli defense minister benny gantz as said n s a 5 missile did indeed miss an israeli jet that is ready defenses tried to shoot it down but failed to do so he said normally such outcomes are different indeed there have been precedents for this kind of thing happening before as recently as 2019 as syrian air defenses are was found to have set fire to territory in northern cyprus having again missed an israeli jet and ending up there however this location is
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very different and the timing is very different these are tense times between iran and israel especially just 10 days or so after that attack on the iranian nuclear facility at natanz which iran ascribed to his own there was a pretty considerable briefing apparently by israeli intelligence sources here to the israeli media saying that israel was responsible for that as well now of course at such times of heightened tensions miscalculations misjudgments can lead to dangerous escalations the israeli military says that this was not such an instance that there was no deliberate attempt to attack the nuclear facility at dimona nonetheless there are questions for it to answer given the high value status of such a target and given the fact that had been recently strengthened in terms of its defenses in recent weeks and the dangers navy chief says a missing submarine with 53 crew on board will run out of oxygen supplies by saturday k r i n one gallon for 02 lost contact during
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a military exercise on wednesday a search and rescue operation is underway where an oil spill has been spotted off the coast of bali from jakarta jessica washington has this report. in indonesia this rescue operation grows more urgent as the hours pass 53 people were on board the carolina 4 o 2 when it went missing somewhere in the waters near the island of bali the submarine has been in service for 40 years its crew was taking part in a training exercise when it lost contact in the early hours of wednesday morning. until love you still have not had contact with a submarine. while the 3rd is being done in dense of. indonesian authorities requested help from the country's nearest neighbors. have assistance from neighboring countries include singapore in the form of the swift rescue ship it's a submarine rescue ship malaysian soldiers are on board a rescue vessel and expected to reach indonesia in
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a few days and the government has also offered to provide assistance. it is not a submarine that is started operates submarine classes is quite different but whatever we are able to do we have undertaken to do indonesian military personnel spotted an oil slick in the sea which officials say could indicate a fuel leak time is now at a critical stage in the rescue operation. the oxygen in a blackout condition can last for 72 hours or 3 days so that's of contractors last at 3 o'clock the oxygen will last until saturday 3 o'clock authorities say the submarine was in good condition suitable for combat it underwent refitting in south korea and was returned to indonesia in 2012. this is the 1st case of a missing submarine for indonesia but fatal accidents involving military equipment are common make a right angle of fortune was built in the late seventy's in germany and has been in
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service in indonesia since 1981 defense experts have long called for a major overhaul of some of the country's aging military equipment. indonesia is looking to expand and upgraded submarine fleet in coming years but experts say the task should be treated with urgency is there i'm not saying our maintenance is not good but accidents have happened here many times especially when it comes to auld military equipment as the search continues investigators are asking how a routine drill turned into a major crisis for injured asia's navy just to washington al-jazeera jakarta on kong investigative journalist has been convicted and fined for charges linked to a documentary exposing police misconduct during the 2019 protests speaking outside court troy described the ruling as heartbreaks called it a dark day for the territories press freedom troy produced a program showing police officers delaying their response to
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a mob attack against commuters and protesters the train station. devoe palin is in hong kong she says bad choice case sets a wiring precedent for journalists. you can hear the reports about troy actually leave the fort when the charge sounded verdict and said that she will not serve 2 jail time there was. a fairly critical early amongst the media community here but there's a lot of concern as to why this place would have ever made it this far merely due to the fact that the method spouter i was using for the talking man treason question is widely used in the investigative journalism crossed the world she access. information from a public database. to use under false pretenses about tory is a prolific journalist she is a well known investigative journalist and also known for her investigations against
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police tactics and actions during the 2019 pro-democracy and antigovernment protests here. china is warning australia it could take what it calls retaliatory action off the camera cancel the series of projects linked to beijing's belton road initiative china wants to build a network of global trade routes this trail in state of victoria was involved but last year australia brought in new rules allowing the cancellation of air you know agreement with foreign countries it believed could threaten national interests china says relations between the countries could be seriously harmed by their decision we will always act to destroy his national interest to protect destroy you but to also ensure that we can advance our national interests of a free and open indo-pacific and i world that seeks a balance in favor of freedom. the u.k.
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has apologized for failing to properly recognize black and asian soldiers who died in world 'd war one the war graves commission found as many as 350000 soldiers from minority groups weren't commemorated by name jew to pervasive racism andrew symonds has more from london we will remember them a term used in british war memorials all over the world and cemeteries to soldiers recognized with inscriptions of their name but for hundreds of thousands that hasn't happened because of their color those words we will remember them they simply don't apply and furthermore there has been no recognition of the problem until now and what comes is this apology what is surprising and disappointing however is that a number of the mistakes the number of casualties commemorated unequally the number
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commemorated names and the number otherwise entirely unaccounted for is not excusable but to speak on behalf of the commonwealth war graves commission and the government both of the time and today i want to apologize for the failures to live up to their founding principles all those years ago and express deep regret that has taken so long to rectify the situation. most of the unnamed recognize foreign soldiers are from somalia egypt east and west africa along with india what can the government do to try and remedy the situation after more than a 100 years well it's going to be very difficult there is a suggestion a recommendation that they reach out to the communities overseas in an effort to try and calm the waters but that's highly unlikely to satisfy all of those who are so shocked by this admission protesters are demanding the release of 9 people
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including priests and nuns kidnapped in haiti catholic schools and universities have closed as part of a 3 day shutdown a gang is reportedly seeking ransom to free the hostages. started the more than a week ago the number of kidnappings in haiti has doubled in the past 12 months mulgrew. laugh softly despite the fact that we are suffering a lot from the priest acts and the kidnapping call track gradually step by step we've already started by stopping activities for a day but 3 days have passed now believe me if nothing is done the church will be forced to take severe measures and ask the population to fully support us in certain activities to be done if the priest are not released. the un security council is calling for an investigation into human rights violations in ethiopia's t. gray region in its 1st joint statement on the conflict the council says it's concerned
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about the humanitarian situation including reports of sexual violence against women and girls and it once unfettered access to provide aid access has been limited since ethiopia's military launched an operation against the people's liberation front in november. a call to never via has adjourned pretrial hearings in a corruption case until may the fish rots scandal was 1st exposed in a documentary by al-jazeera as investigative unit for miller miller has more from johannesburg what we are seeing in court is pretrial proceedings so it may be some time before we see the start of the actual trial the case which involves former cabinet ministers and local businessmen is likely to be a long drawn out court battle it's alleged that the suspects received more than $7000000.00 in bribes from a foreign fishing company now in today's court proceedings the court was expected to decide if the matter is ready for trial and which judge will be appointed to
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preside over the matter agreeing that last court appearance documents containing witness statements were leaked to the media and this time around there's been an application that's our ask that the suspects statements not be published but that court that has been lost now this is a very sensitive case for the namibian government with the president hugging again god who too was implicated in the scandal issuing statements denying any involvement this is just one of 20 high profile cases the maybe as anti corruption commission is reportedly investigating courts been adjourned and those accused remain in custody until the next court appearance in may. well still ahead on al-jazeera in sports after the collapse of the european super league will fans now get more of a say in how football clubs are run and that's here with that story. return
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to our top story on the global effort to tackle climate change in a low lying bangladesh is one of the country's most brisk rising sea levels could forced millions of people from their homes among the hardest hit places. and the largest in the country often called the ground 0 of global warming it's home to some of the world's 1st climate refugees humvee a child 3 reports. in the middle of one of the world's largest belters an island is gradually disappearing and more of a widow whose family were once wealthy farmers over the years she has witnessed how
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nature can take everything away. i used to live in an area called chic darbari where we used to own a lot of farmland and dozens of homes but over the years everything got gradually washed away by the sea there's no trace of it anymore all gone and that eventually forced me to move and stay here with my grandson the bangladesh government estimates that nearly 6000000 people are displaced each year due to a very russians most of the people living here in slums like this here in dhaka i watch you could call now climate change migrants that moved here because many of them have lost their homes and farmlands to cost and rising sea levels according to the un's children foreign units have 2001000 report climate link environmentalists disaster are threatening the lives and future of more than 1000000000 children in bangladesh where i began with just a teenager when she moved to dhaka from burleigh to find work not even the bangor
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de gette everything we had out there was destroyed by river erosion and rising water levels it's very hard to make a living there anymore or find a place to stay. the increase in water salinity due to rising sea level is not only damaging farmlands but harming mangrove forests everything is finished because of salt water we used to have great harvesting before but nowadays due to high salinity content in the land crops are getting damaged not growing well even cows don't graze here anymore take a look at these plants some environmental experts are optimistic about u.s. president joe biden's new climate policy i don't have. replacing attitude on climate change in us before that there was almost an unfair like those in the usa oh yes that would blow from that climate convention which was. he would amount of accumulated you know he's got at the think that commitment $100000000000.00
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a year that is expected expected by the developing must be phased in a recent media interview prime minister sheikh hasina say that bangladesh loses 2 percent off its g.d.p. to extreme climate events every year and spends 2.5 percent off his g.d.p. on climate adaptations bond with us contributes merely 0.35 percent of global carbon emissions yet it is people like anwar a beggar who are paying the price for global warming for them climate diplomacy means very little time to charge $3.00 al-jazeera bangladesh for ice falls finds time to catch up on all the action with sun now thank you very much a samuel real madrid president insists he european super league is still on standby the team is yet to officially pull out of the competition and florentino perez says it's completely wrong to believe the project is over and they were to send reporters. this was the 1st game since becoming
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a founder member of the european super league since that announcement on sunday the other teams involved have seemingly been in a race to apologize and call out but no. way out there club president insists his team are still on standby to play in it appearing on spanish radio to say he was surprised by the reaction it received as going on there i've never seen such aggression by the president of your wife and from some presidents within the spanish leagues it seemed like it was orchestrated we were all surprised by it thinking i've never seen this in my life never when there were threats insults as if we had killed someone as if we had killed football that is the kind of seizure he wants the president who would treat him like god a president that would listen to him a president that would think like him but i'm doing my work for the benefit of european and world football in manchester city's manager pep guardiola was one of the 1st to speak out against the league stating it's a lot of sports it seems
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a guarantee to play in its season this see one winter city against aston villa move them a step closer to winning the english title they've already qualified for the next season's european champions league the competition in the super league is intended to replace i know the guys like a working with communities they don't need to apologize i understand not apologize for what i know them think tension for my chairman. my c.e.o. my older people they know really who they are in and the most important bell and a standard statement and he said chapter is over. the negative reaction from fans played a key role in convincing team owners into a rethink. in england where 6 clubs initially join the league a government led review a football look at the way supporters are treated. for the long haul once. a
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notion they. belong to the cristo the engine or what you think they do or what they don't belong to the fans. and the trying for. when they're on the only option to venture capital which is the only opinion that is just about them being even more greedy liverpool's pi is led by camps in jordan henderson were also quick to condemn the plan and force their own as hands domains the now the big names and the big teams will be staying where they are. and the richardson al-jazeera. well we are for will wright said gavin hamilton if the events of this week it will change the way football clubs are run i think realistically the outcome will be a return to the status quo because most clubs are happy with their relationship with the fans because the fans of filling the stadiums week in week out they're
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paying millions of pounds a year in t.v. description and the clubs are happy with that relationship eternally between the top 6 teams in england who broke away wanted to break away the choice change selections because that super league has been frozen now and still i think clubs will be happy with a return to growth i don't think we'll see anything happening from the government as a review but when government tends to have reviews that it means they're responding to public opinion but they won't necessarily respond with any legislation and boss one has a slightly different perspective on everything compared to 2 english clubs are telling clubs starting from german clubs because the structures in spain and a very different boss lennon were from which with all that the 2 dominant clubs. both clubs have recently reelected their presidents so that both persons went by our position around which it were important in a pilot that the person with the instigator the very quick which they will they will stick to and it's going to put it it's on the office for now but look at sort
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of. the horror of it will rise again and they will because they will return to europe. german football teams will be confined to quarantine a training camp set to make sure the season finishes on time ahead of the european championship recent coronavirus cases that have forced teams spell matches that putting pressure on the schedule from a players and staff are only allowed to spend time at home or at a training facilities at all clubs will move in to buy a secure bubbles of for the final 2 rounds of the games. well number 3 rafael nadal has taken a step closer to a 12 barcelona open title spaniard to reach the quarter finals on thursday he beat japan's kain isha corey to get there a player you have faced for nearly 2 years or despite dropping the 2nd set in the
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dial went on to win 6 love to 662. and world number 7 and. also into the quarter finals russian was made to work hard against spain's ramos and in our last he needed nearly 2 and a half hours to get the job done as he won in 3 sets. elliptical denies this continue their efforts to keep preparations for this summer's tokyo games on track on thursday it's tokyo stadium stage a test event for rugby sevens the matches were to help organizers run through safety protocols am in the pandemic or the test event schedule has already been heavily disrupted well to polo and have been delayed diving has been rescheduled and artistic and math and swimming will be held outside the country. and that's it
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for me sammy bang saw. that said from me for this news album long tale is back in a moment with more of the day's news. jumped into the story there is a lot going on in this and julian and global community when i talk about the misinformation i think we all want to feed than we are aware that be part of the debate don't ever take anybody's one word because there's always a difference when no topic is off the table we have been disconnected from our land we have been disconnected from who we are who would love to hear the new in the to
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be part of today's discussion this dream on out is there. a 3 year investigation into the pro-gun lobby we've been implementing those meetings are going to really go under. reveal secrets the one sitting out there will be people outraged you know. and connection some don't want to expose many in legacy media love mass shooting. back next week night al-jazeera investigations how to sell a massacre on al-jazeera. thousands of children were removed from east timor during the indonesian occupation decades later what i want to do is members of the last generation as they finally headed home. on al-jazeera. president joe biden entered the white house facing multiple crises including the virus pandemic
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and it divided america 3 months on has he managed to follow through on campaign promises to fix the country stay with us for special coverage of biden's 1st $100.00 days in on al-jazeera. we have to step up president joe biden kicks off his global climate summit with a pledge to cut u.s. emissions inhofe by 2030 joy about an hour says brazil will reach climate neutrality by 2050 despite presiding over soaring deforestation in the amazon and. al-jazeera live from london also coming up patients turned away and predatory over .

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