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i'm it's warriors on a just. what's most important to me is talking to people understanding what they're going through here and i just see it we believe everyone has a story worth hearing. a deadly fire at a hospital in western india adds to an already situation with record rises and covert 19 infections yet again. hello i'm adrian for the again this is live from doha also coming up a lack of medical supplies across kenya leaves health workers having to choose who to save in the battle against the coronavirus. stand down for now russia pulls its
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troops from ukraine's border leaving an uneasy truth and truce in place across the region. all of minneapolis' top dog in france of brooklyn center and united in grief for a few who was held in the u.s. for get another young black man gunned down by a white police officer. at least 13 coronavirus patients have died in a hospital fire in western india the fire destroyed an intensive care unit about 7 to go which is north of mumbai for the 2nd straight day india is reporting the world's highest daily turly of cases with more than 332001 major hospital in new delhi says that it could run out of oxygen in the next few hours let's go live now to new delhi has a series of there's a big problem joins us let's start with this file what more do we know about what
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happened. out of adrian so what we know is that 13 encoded 19 patients who were in the intensive care unit of this hospital in the city of it out in the worst affected state. died when a fire broke out in the hospital in the middle of the night and we can see distraught family family members breaking down outside the hospital clearly angry that something like this could have happened but this is happening just 2 days after another accident at another hospital in the state of maharashtra on wednesday and we had a leak in an oxygen tank and that was supplying oxygen to patients on ventilators fixing that leak disrupted the oxygen supply and it led to the deaths of 24 close to 1000 patients and all of this is happening while india's health care infrastructure and hospitals buckling under the pressure of the number of people with cases being hospitalized needing oxygen there was
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a critical shortage of oxygen in the country we've had delhi's chief minister that's the state leader pleading with the prime minister in that in there more to you to send oxygen to capital and to ensure its interrupted delivery because over the last few days where we've had many hospitals in the capital saying they've only got a few hours of oxygen left reports of oxygen tank is being held up on the state borders leda is asking that the stop and also that oxygen be. airlifted and so too is the director of one of delhi's biggest private hospitals they got a lot on hospital who said that 25 kovan 1000 patients passed away in the last 24 hours he says because of a shortage of oxygen 332000 cases reported within 24 hours for the 2nd day india reporting the world's highest daily turly of cases what is the government doing to try to bring that number down.
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but at the moment promising that in the movie is holding a meeting with the leaders of the worst affected states that's when he heard from delhi's chief minister ivan cage pleading with him to do something about the oxygen shortages saying that the lives of thousands of people are at stake that the government won't be able to forgive itself if more people die because of this problem is that in the more he is also holding a review me saying about the oxygen situation and he and his government has been asked by india's supreme court to present a plan immediately for how it plans to deal with what's happening in the country right now not just a shortage of oxygen's of oxygen supply rather that india also has a shortage of vaccines at the moment and of antiviral drugs like rendez of it which have been used to treat. patients there are many local lock downs and plays there are very strict restrictions in place here in the capital delhi where people aren't
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allowed to leave their homes on this they work and want to considered essential services or to get essential supplies we have similar restrictions in the state of maharashtra so far province and that in the morning has been saying that a nationwide lockdown like the one that we saw last year will be the absolute last resort but missing the country is facing what he calls a storm. elizabeth throughout i'm reporting live from new delhi thanks for this. canada is banning flights from india and pakistan for a month to help curb the spread of covert tainted comes after india reported the world's highest daily number of cases canada's health minister said that hoffa travellers testing positive are wyvil in canada came from india arrivals from india are also being restricted in new zealand it's been designated a very high risk country along with pakistan happy new guinea and brazil from wouldn't stay only citizens and their families will be able to travel to new
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zealand from those countries argentina's health minister says the country is facing its worst moment of a pandemic its health care system is bucking buckling as the country's death tolls are passes 60000 restrictions have been reimposed but that's putting strain on economy already in crisis the risible reports from one of us. it's become an all too common scene on the streets of one of situs. health care workers demanding better wages in the middle of the 2nd wave of the pandemic. says everyone's exhausted. we really can't take in more in the 2nd wave of infections nurses are at the front when it comes to the pressure of being put on the public health system in this pandemic without sufficient salaries and without recognition today nurses paid below the level of the basic food basket it's an outrage. infections are on the rise once again in argentina deaths from the
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virus neared $60000.00 on wednesday and there is an average of around $28000.00 new infections every day b.p. one man hours variant is already circulating in many jurisdictions in the country. health minister catalog we saw the says this is the worst moment of the covert pandemic for argentina the game is you will have a name yet this bill. this is the riskiest time since the beginning of the pandemic because even though we have a stronger health system even though we have health workers who are there we also have an increase in the number of cases which threaten to overwhelm the health sector and we have concerning strains circulating which raise the risk of infection and day. last week argentina reimpose restrictions to prevent the spread of disease there's a curfew in place from 8 o'clock in the evening and a suspension of school classes in many areas in the province of one of scientists
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last year the government imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world and because of it experts say the country prevented its health care system from collapsing the situation is different this year the government is trying to prevent the economic consequences caused by a total lockdown and that's why this time experts are concerned that the health care system could be compromised you know. it is difficult to know whether the measures are enough or decisions are difficult if we don't shut down everything we'll have to extend the restrictions again and then again like last year it would have been better to do a strict lockdown this is what we will have to do until we have enough vaccines. like most developing nations argentina struggling to access vaccines to inoculate the population. so far around 6000000 doses have been applied in a country of 48000000 among them russia sputnik v.
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and china sign a farm. much more are needed to prepare their population for the difficult months ahead. there is a war. the u.s. has recorded a drop in the number of daily vaccinations for the 1st time since february in the past week around 3000000 doses were administered each day and 11 percent decrease from the week before this despite every american adult being eligible for the shots the slip in demand coincides with a surge of infections in some states as mike hanna has more from washington d.c. on some of the reasons for that decline. there's a number of theories about that one of which is of course the pause in the supply of the johnson and johnson vaccine which a board will be deciding on whether to resume vaccinations using that later this week but this does not account for such a massive drop and experts are concerned that this is now reaching
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a tipping point where the supply of that scene far outstrips the demand now the simple answer to the question is that those who want to be vaccinated have been vaccinated at this particular point some 25 percent of americans are now fully vaccinated close to 50 percent have received at least one shot but polls indicate that there's as many as 35 percent of americans who are either adopting a wait and see attitude or are simply not going to get the vaccination for political or other reasons there's been a significant surge in a number of states many of them in the deep south and there's no doubt it is a correlation clearly between the amount of people vaccinated and the surgeon infection but another reason for the surgeon infection is the variants that are now creating the majority of new cases each day there are some 4 and a half 1000 deaths over the last week alone so there is a massive surge in and knowledge
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a number of states once again these tend to be republican dominated states because of the lack of vaccination and also because of the lack of mitigating measures which has been an issue throughout the the entire pandemic but the issue of the variance certainly playing a major role in creating what is a significant increase in the number of cases of covert. joe biden has committed the us to being a global leader on climate change the president opened a virtual summit on thursday by announcing an ambitious reduction in carbon emissions critics who dismiss his plans as costly and ineffective white house correspondent kimberly how could reports. a virtual global summit convened by u.s. president joe biden and invitation to world leaders to combat climate change collectively the signs are a mistake of the science is undeniable and the cost of inaction is keeps mounting
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united states is awaiting where resolving to take action. biden announced the u.s. would cut fossil fuel emissions by up to 52 percent by 2030 the earth day pledge renews america's commitment following 4 years of inaction by predecessor donald trump it more than doubles america's target under the 2015 paris climate agreement that trump withdrew from and that biden rejoined when he took office. 40 world leaders participated including american adversaries russia and china china is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases president xi jinping pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by $26.00 to adding this jab at the united states china has committed to move from carbon peak to carbon neutrality in a much shorter time span than what might take many countries just weeks after the
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u.s. and russia leveled sanctions against one another ask elating tensions russian leader vladimir putin said he takes international commitments seriously like hero and paris hinting the united states does not russia st used its greenhouse gas emissions to a greater extent than many other countries but biden faces domestic challenges implementing his green economy or oil gas and chemical companies spent more than 100000000 dollars last year lobbying u.s. lawmakers to keep fossil fuel vehicles on the road speaking virtually before a congressional panel swedish climate activists gratitude. to hold lawmakers accountable if they don't change i don't believe for a 2nd that you will actually do this the climate crisis doesn't exist in the public debate today and since it doesn't really exist and the general level of awareness
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is so absurdly low you will still get away with continuing to contribute to the destruction of presence and future living conditions. president biden's announcement of a new u.s. goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions is ambitious but what it lacked are specifics including a legislative plan a budget or any kind of proposal for meeting biden's new climate target kimberly help hit al-jazeera the white house a weather update next on al-jazeera then last ruling military a serious arrest warrants for members of the newly formed opposing government. rejoined navy as a patrols the sea of as old off to russia launches what it says a military exercise.
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scandinavia her shocking return to winter just recently becomes a 2nd the huge amount of cloud running through the mediterranean that's the active but slow moving which bit at the moment otherwise things are slowly improving high pressure stretching down through central tickly western europe means temperature on the up in the clouds started spurting but the rain that fell in corsica from that line there was quite a large amount in fact a month's worth fell in 24 hours that rains moved all managed not to be fairly wet in southern italy as a result of a similar amount maybe northern greece possibly albania as well as the european plain looks fairly fine the rain stopped falling quite so heavily in eastern spain but it is written to portugal with a big circulation right through scandinavia that northerly wind is a cold one people work up on thursday morning to snow 41 states 15 degrees it's
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already been a change and although you might think it's getting better look at that cold winter through the baltic to the baltic states that's the real cold bits of eastern europe everywhere else doesn't suffer quantas badly but stockholm here on the way down again by sunday that cold wind could well bring more snow with it and although monday looks normally warmer there's precious little sunshine it will feel cold. it's a very bleak picture for a lot of americans out there white supremacy impacts all of our patients you're putting more money into the hands of some workers taking money out of the hands of other workers everyone goes to their camp and becomes a us versus them this is the deal about constraining your nuclear program the bottom line on the big questions on out is they are playing important role protecting it when. ringback face.
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hello again this is al jazeera the main news this hour at least 13 people have died in a fire at a hospital treating covert 900 patients in india it comes as some hospitals they're short of oxygen 2 to searching cases right across the country. and u.s. president joe biden is pledging that the u.s. will be a global leader on climate change he's promising to cut emissions in half by the end of the decade china says that it will phase out its use of coal from 2026 dozens of world leaders have joined business chiefs and activists for the 2 day meeting. be on mars military has issued arrest warrants for 26 members of the
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national unity government which was formed the week ago it's led by own son suchi who was ousted as the country's leader in a military coup in february she's already detained on several charges the unity government says that it should be attending an emergency regional summit on the crisis this weekend the coup leader has been invited which opponents say lends him legitimacy to the chang is following developments in myanmar for us from bangkok tony how are these arrest warrants likely to affect the operations of this national unity government. well frankly not very much at the moment the national unity government is a government in name only some of its most senior members including the president when mint and son suchi the state council are still in detention as they have been since the coup probably isolated by their military captors and may well have no
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idea that this government has been formed others are in hiding around me amar some are in border areas they had in fact been talk that should be pushed to create a safe zone somewhere along the borders where these people could gather free from the fear of arrest by the military and actually start the operations of a proper government it's really been formed in part to stop other countries giving recognition and legitimacy to the military that hasn't worked in the case of assy and we know that senior gentlemen onli will be going to carter on saturday for that as u.n. meeting and it may explain somewhat why c.n.n. hasn't communicated i think the asean leaders are unsure what this national unity government is who to contact indeed but there is an awful lot of anger within me
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and most certainly that we're seeing on social media c.n.n. has turned to the generals and seems to be shunning this new civilian government many thanks tony how does a return to change their lives in bangkok. at least 100 palestinians have been injured in clashes with israeli police in occupied east jerusalem israeli forces have been stopping jewish anti arab activists from confronting a group of palestinians overnight stun grenades and water cannon we used to keep the groups a pass at one of the main entrances to the old city it comes after videos were shared on social media showing palestinian teenagers slapping ultra orthodox jews on a train. as the infection rate continues to rise in kenya health workers say they're having to decide which patients get beds in intensive care government hospitals are also desperately short of oxygen putting lives at risk and this catherine sawyer reports now from the county some people and companies are being
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accused of hoarding oxygen cylinders. his wife pauline died from 1000 complications in march a government isolation facility in quito if that kenya where they leave did not have enough oxygen. or way for suffering so we decided to move or to not obey we don't buy the waffle when we finally got one we had to quickly appeared on payment because 6 of the people were on the queue in neighboring much cackles county health workers stake us to the intensive care unit or i.c.u. or 12 beds have been occupied for a while when we get there patients also require. care then there we talk surrounding neighboring counties to see whether they have beds available. the country's nearly 600 i.c.u. beds fill up fast and demand for oxygen has almost doubled to about 800 tons
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government hospitals don't have enough and health ministry official says thousands of cylinders are being hosted by individuals for private medical or industrial use . but their recent hope this is a country's largest privately owned steel factory it has stopped all production losing about $30000.00 u.s. dollars a day to provide the oxygen to hospitals for free i'm told and then yeah yeah yeah but i. feel down with it every day. and even if not nearly enough to me that one patient is taking almost. 3. or 4. immunity is impossible for anyone to produce. with. 2 of the total collapse of the healthcare system but government wants to
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reach hard immunity to the disease through vaccinations as quickly as possible. 1000000 people have so far hired the fastow's of the un called a distributed astra zeneca vaccine but the supplies are running low and there's an insight into about the availability of astra zeneca for the 2nd jobs chuckles hospital has vaccinated about 1000 people but authorities are concerned about those falling ill and dying in rural villages so what have we done now we've required that every person who dies in my course has to be tested of it. did some of them before did at home especially all the people back in a look at tells the he wants a government to provide facilities for patients who cannot afford private hospitals so they don't go through the same trauma he's family catherine saw al-jazeera. russia has announced that it's moving its troops away from its border with ukraine
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it sent tens of thousands of soldiers in the region beatings the tension with ukraine and its western allies moscow maintains that it was a military exercise but some equipment will be left behind for another drill later this year nato and ukraine's president welcomed the move but say they remain vigilant we have heard russia's announcement its announcement that it would begin withdrawing troops from the border of ukraine as i said we've heard words i think what we'll be looking for is action the united states will continue to monitor the situation meanwhile russia will continue with plans to close the kurds straight between the black and us of seas blocking ukrainian and other foreign navy ships until the end of october moscow says it's for naval exercises kiev calls it a violation of international law not to syria's child strapped for joined ukraine's navy on the sea of assault. mary appalls maritime guard head out
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across a foggy as see the crews work with ukrainian navy monitoring a russian warships in waters both countries share control of according 282003 maritime agreement but moscow recently deployed 15 warships to the azoff sea from its caspian fleet as part of a vast russian military build up along ukraine's borders in the us the threat level has been the same since 2014 but in the past week we have seen more ships from the russian fleet including 8 landing craft 3 small artillery boats and other support vessels were about 6 of those very off the coast guard vessel just received a message from a. around. the ross and also the coast guard so i think that by themselves because they concern so they say about conditions in these conditions
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. we approach one of a number of large enough training ships in the area monitoring russian naval and commercial shipping movements. you. name your flag and your route as the voice on the radio. russian flag coming from the caucuses is the reply russia has also announced the closure of the curch straight to ukrainian and foreign navy ships for the next 6 months because of what it describes as military exercises it says commercial shipping will not be affected the waterway which is around 60 nautical miles from here connects the as off to the black sea off crimea which russia illegally an extent 2014 kiev has accused moscow of provocations and trying to take control of its maritime borders. almost a little over 2003 as of sea agreement is between ukraine and russia they have
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rights under that agreement to be closed but when the agreement was signed there was no conflict between us despite mosco announcing on thursday a gradual troop withdrawal from the area its closure of the curch strait will restrict ukraine's and foreign navy movements in the region for months to come john strafford al jazeera on the hours of see an abandoned nuclear power station surrounded by rubble and empty buildings isn't what most people associate with a world heritage site but that's what ukraine has in mind for chernobyl it's been a lengthy application process through unesco this monday marks the 35th anniversary of the $986.00 nuclear disaster when a reactor at the plant plant exploded the u.s. is sending aircraft to help to find a missing indonesian submarine which will run out of oxygen on saturday if it lost contact during a military exercise this week president joko widodo has ordered an all out rescue
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efforts singapore and malaysia have sent vessels to help the funerals were held for dante writes the 20 year old black american shot dead by police during a traffic stop emotions ran high coming just days and a few kilometers from where police officer was found guilty of murdering george floyd john hendren has more now from minneapolis just a warning there are some disturbing images in his report. to the family. dante to meet you is right it's become an all too familiar american scene a family gathered to mourn another black man killed by a white police officer my son had a smile that was worth a $1000000.00. 20 year old dante wright pulled over for an expired license plate on april 11th was shot by a police officer who says she meant to fire her taser but drew her gun instead.
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that officer kim potter now faces a manslaughter charge don't say wright was killed in the midst of the trial of derrick chauvet the white police officer convicted on tuesday of murdering george floyd so this funeral drew many of the same dignitaries that attended that trial and 2 days after she opens conviction floyd's family was also here joining the right family in mourning all of minneapolis' that day job at a friend's brooklyn set. going to pass the george throwing justice in policing act as federal law we are all going to make it against the law oh no over this country to keep bringing us to a few rules for our young prince. dante right to life.
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the right family lawyer ben crump who also represents the family of george floyd was introduced as the attorney general for black folks they became part of a fraternity that no family wants to be a part of. right left a 2 year old son in a name that will now be added to the long list of black men in america who died at the hands of police john hendren al jazeera minneapolis. this is al-jazeera adrian from going to here in doha the headlines at least 13 people have died in a fire at a hospital treating covert 19 patients in india it comes as some hospitals warn the short of oxygen due to surging number of cases across the country elizabeth rodham reports from new delhi this is happening just.


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