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we're seeing those showers across panama and costa rica a few showers as well for cuba 30 degrees in havana so lots of sunshine coming through shall was for haiti and the dominican republic but jamaica seeing some sunshine 32 in kingston. qatar airways. al-jazeera. however i have in my head c.n.n. and this is the news hour of live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes killed in battle last weekend a funeral is held for chance former longtime leader edris there'd be. a new vaccine against malaria could be a game changer after clinical trials show with 77 percent effective against the
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disease. i stand for now russia pulls its troops from ukraine's border leaving an uneasy truce in place across the region. very true. here. and there are history in the making once again after a successful rocket launch carrying astronauts to the international space station and sport olympic bosses say athletes who make social justice protests at the tokyo games could be punished raising fs or kneeling for a national anthem won't be allowed on the field of play in japan. where we begin in chance capital where a funeral ceremony has been held for the late president state the he died from injuries he sustained on the battlefield last weekend after rebels launched an
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offensive from libya well several foreign leaders were in attendance at the funeral despite warnings from rebels to stay away the former president's son muhammad is know in power and will lead a transitional military council for. the next 18 months french presidency emanuel says his country will not let anybody threaten chads he's called for a peaceful transition of power this sort of foresee the people of the region enjoy a peace part with france we have to make sure that part lives on and that of liberty and independence france will not let anybody question operating today or tomorrow child is w.t.f. and telling total integrity for us will be here to ensure that the promise which was made will be realized for all parties or really little decision is local and democratic transitional this is what we want by your side. marshall is
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a researcher at the seals post center for international studies he explains why france is supporting the military takeover which the opposition in chance has called a coup. started. to mort's the military but the military a purchase as the only response to the challenges where it is by. groups islamist or jihadi groups because they are not or the same. and of course chad was the only the only army into a region that willing and able to project troops and swear that their photo became very important to be terry khan of corish and. i must say this is though i understand that crohn's us to pay respect to $1.00 of his allies in the region at the same time qur'an debates was diplomatic alevi or at the level of
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the t.v. show that these strategies is getting they wrong and that there is a need to we're seeing the use of the military means in the region if you want to curb the. groups activities on restore some kind of rule on order in the region you need reforms on governance us claimed by many record but certainly there is a tendency to keep the our means which mean the meter reader jake beyond any political reforms. for a 2nd straight day india has reported the world's highest daily tally of covert 1000 cases at more than 332000 meanwhile at least 13 coronavirus patients have died in a hospital fire in western india the far destroyed in intensive care units around
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70 kilometers north of mumbai one major hospital in new delhi says it could run out of oxygen in the next few hours with piron and has more from new delhi. what we know is that 13 coated 19 patients who were in the intensive care unit of this hospital in the city of the worst affected state. died when a fire broke out in the hospital in the middle of the night and we can see the distraught family family members breaking down outside the hospital clearly angry that something like this could have happened this is happening just 2 days after another accident at another hospital in the state of maharashtra. on wednesday we had a leak in an oxygen tank that was supplying oxygen to patients on ventilators fixing that leak disrupted the oxygen supply and it led to the deaths of 24 clover 19 patients and all of this is happening while india's health care infrastructure and
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hospitals buckling under the pressure of the number of people with cases being hospitalized needing oxygen there is a critical shortage of oxygen in the country we've had. chief minister that's the state to lead pleading with the prime minister in that in there more to you to send oxygen to capital and to ensure. interrupted delivery because over the last few days 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 leader is asking that this stop and also that oxygen be air lifted and so too is the director of one of delhi's biggest private hospitals they got on hospital who said that 25 patients passed away in the last 24 hours he says because of a shortage of oxygen. indonesia is the latest country to restrict entry for people
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traveling from india it will no longer issue visas for foreign nationals. in the past 14 days the measures are effects are from sunday only indonesian citizens be exempt but most. canada is banning flights from india and pakistan for a month to help curb the spread of covert there canada's health minister says half of travellers tested positive on arrival came from india arrivals from n.z. are also being restricted in new zealand it's been designated a very high risk country along with pakistan papa new guinea and brazil for wednesday only citizens and their families will be able to travel to new zealand from those countries as infections 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 getting more lives at risk and as catherine saw in
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reports from machakos currencies some people and companies are being accused of hoarding oxygen cylinders. jeffrey maloka his wife pauline died from 1000 complications in march a government isolation facility in quito in 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 caught so many hospitals by the awful one and finally got one we want 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 you care then we talk surrounding neighboring countries 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 get . back up. with it every day. even if not nearly enough to make that one patient is taking almost. 3. or. even it is impossible for anyone. to cope with this. total collapse of the health care 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 u.n. 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 matter of course has to be tested for it. did some of them before did at home especially all the people back in a look at tells us he wants the 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. the european union has signed
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a deal with pfizer by on track for the supply of up to 1800000000 doses of their covert 1000 vaccine this year companies have already agreed to deliver 600000000 doses under 2 previous contracts e.u. countries a pinning their hopes on vaccine wants to help contain a 3rd wave of the virus stephanie decker reports from berlin for many this moment is a long time coming bringing with it hope that soon life could at least partly return to normal we've come to on this on in my seventy's i'm not interacting with many people these days i would like to see my children and grandchildren again i hope once i'm fully vaccinated that i can say hey here is your grandfather germany's had a slow start to its vaccination campaign around 90 percent of people have had one job and around 6 percent have been fully vaccinated the moment they come out that says the moment we vaccinate around 660 people a day and our maximum capacity is around 1000 but we don't have enough of the
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vaccines and that's why we come back snake as many as we could the moderna and pfizer biotech vaccines are being used here at the moment this is the recovery area and people are being told to wait around 30 minutes to make sure they don't have any side effect now it's not at full capacity we're being told that this is mainly because of a bureaucratic complicated registration process and also simply a lack of. it's a message we hear repeatedly we don't have. as many as we need the policy on the. the buying of the vaccination goals this was led to a situation where we are of the moment. the european union decided on a communal buying program but it's been hit by numerous supply problems in delays scientists say the vaccine is the best option for controlling the spread and the symptoms symptoms that can be unpredictable this clinic in the north west of
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germany is dealing with what's called the long term cove it does it has. you know when these patients are often between 18 and 50 years old they symptoms team to return after a period of remission of about one to 4 months suddenly they develop symptoms of take and a sudden decline in their ability to perform high corish says even taking a shower can exhaust her and often forces her to have to take a nap one country my honest not you can't just body contrast fear and ma and and then the question is how understanding will people be when i get her. there is much deal to learn about the virus and the longer it takes for governments to vaccinate their populations the longer it will take to contain it stephanie decker al-jazeera berlin. plenty more still ahead on this new siren clearing we'll tell you what the
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u.s. climate envoy is praising on day 2 of a global summit it's a race against time in the search for a missing in tunisia a submarine that spawning a low on oxygen pass a bad day for those baseball fans in cincinnati far out it will be here with your sports later this news at. the at. the new malaria vaccine is being hailed as a possible game changer in the fight to eliminate the disease the oxford institute jabbers 77 percent effective in stopping infections it's now entering larger human trials to rule out any side effects the area kills half a 1000000 people every year many of them children. as more from a butcher in nigeria one of the country's worst affected by malaria. it's a very serious problem niger accounts for more than 20 percent of cases global
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cases and nearly 20 percent of malaria deaths here and more than half the population is at risk of contracting malaria in fact a lot some statistics indicate that as much as 80 to 90 percent of the population is exposed to malaria so with the coming of this vaccine it will be welcome development for many the prevalence rate of malaria he's is very very high in fact 80 to 90 percent of the population is a risk and however the question is how many people will take the money of vaccine we remember what happened to the test of the testing of another but seen in connel some years back by pfizer which is for a many judges that killed them out of people it was scandalous here and then now we having some resistance in such a part of the country and bowed to the covered 19 in fact if a lot of people were warm up to the idea of malaria vaccine then it will
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drastically cut in front and maternal death rates in nigeria in fact maternal death rates in nigeria because of my data caused by malaria is up to 11 percent right now so if that happens it will be good news for health workers it will be good news for a lot of people exposed to malaria in nigeria. well leaders are holding a virtual meeting on climate change for a 2nd day yes climate and by john kerry opened the session with praise for the renewed its commitments by many countries president joe biden has already pledged to hollow of u.s. emissions by 2030 china says it will phase a sense use of coal from 2026. i think it's fair to say there is a new beginning. as the world is moving towards the actions necessary to keep $1.00 degrees is the limit on the warming of the planet
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governments and markets we learned yesterday are really tuning in to the urgency but more than that they're recognizing the remarkable opportunity the economic opportunity we have here with our white house correspondent kimberly home is in washington d.c. foreigners can believe what to expect saying it's a day to the summits well after making those bold promises on how to reduce emissions from the united states' standpoint now we're going to hear from the u.s. president as well as his cabinet on how he aims to achieve this so to that end we will be hearing from his trip rather transportation secretary pete british who is expected to announce some very tough a fuel economy and emission standards with respect to vehicles that will be put in place as early as july we also know that we will be hearing about new investments in the next generation of technology when it comes to solar when it comes to
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electric vehicles as well we're going to be hearing from the private sector so we'll be hearing from business leaders like michael bloomberg bloomberg and also bill gates as they discuss the role that they see for the sort of private industry in order to try and work with government to achieve some of these ambitious goals. and kimberly have a sissel playing at home are americans as enthused about the climate agenda as their commander in chief. well it depends on where you sit on the political spectrum you know those that support president biden are embracing this this is what they ask for when they elected him but there 6 are members of the democratic party particularly what are known as progressives they're sort of the further left democrats as well as republicans who are not happy with these announcements but for different reasons progressives feel that goals have not gone
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far enough they wanted to see a 70 percent reduction not the 52 percent that was announced by joe biden by 2030 of those 2005 levels and for republicans they're saying hey we're in the midst of a pandemic still we're still trying to get people back to work is this really the time to be cutting jobs in favor of new green jobs that have not yet materialized so there is a lot of discontent for different reasons from a number of different americans and then add to that well most americans feel in theory this is a good idea many are not willing to make the changes necessary in other words not willing to take public transit instead of driving a vehicle or even giving up their instant gratification lifestyle whether it comes to order and food or cheap products quickly on amazon so these are some of the things that americans are grappling with as a lot of the announcements by the president have been met with mixed reviews.
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live for us in washington d.c. kimberly thank you. now the search for missing indonesian submarine with $53.00 people on board has reached a critical points or exigence supplies on board the sets of ana it's just a few hours time crews are working in waters around the indonesian island of bali and other countries are helping families of those on board say they're praying for their loved ones just to washington reports from jakarta. by and by sea the search grows more urgent as the hours pass $53.00 sub mariners were on board the cameron and 4 o 2 in waters north of bali on wednesday morning they were taking part in what should have been a routine training exercise when contact with their vessel was lost but up to the submarine is now silent there's no sound we can only use sonar the search is reaching a critical point even if the submarine is intact those on board will soon run out
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of oxygen until the deadline which 3 am on saturday we will maximize every effort experts are concerned the submarine may have sunk too far and collapsed under extreme pressure. the deeper a submarine goes by old water pressure increases on the submarine every 10 meters there is one kilogram of pressure added to each centimeter of the body of the submarine indonesia's neighbors singapore and malaysia our system with the search and australian navy vessel is also on side. internation authorities say the submarine was in good condition despite being built in the late 19 seventies it completed a true year refurbishing process in south korea in 2012 and recently completed its scheduled maintenance in indonesia on thursday indonesian military personnel spotted an oil slick in the sea that officials say could indicate a fuel leak for many of the family and friends of those on board the carolina 4
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o 2 the ordeal is too much too bad. his wife said i want to be with him i miss him but i can't because he has to work i said be patient but now we have heard this information. got married 2 months ago before going on the submarine mission. before he left he was hoping that when he got back he was hoping they would have a baby instead her family like dozens around indonesia now faces a painful wait for answers just a washington al-jazeera jakarta. memorability johnson has issued arrest warrants for 26 members of the national unity government formed a week ago it's nominally led by own sensor chief who was ousted as the country's leader in a military coup in february well she's already been detained on several charges
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government says it should be attending an emergency regional summit this weekend the coup leader has been invited switch opponents say lends him legitimacy and in defiance of the military crackdown on protesters and demonstrators have marched again against the unions in gone they carried banners supporting the national unity government's room able to stay on the street for a few minutes though before freeing after reports security forces were approaching 20 chang reports now in the anger surrounds in the military's invites to v.s.e. and summit. the. monks march through the city of mandalay holding up signs supporting the national unity government the shadow civilian government was formed to reverse any acceptance of the military genter at home and abroad the protesters have been outraged in the past week i asked jens decision to invite senior general men on lie to the leaders' summit. for those pushing
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neighboring governments to take a stand against the coup and the crackdown that followed it's a grave disappointment we are very very upset and sorry what is happening. is. welcoming. gender which is killing its own people the chaos that's been seen on the streets of myanmar over the past 3 months has been disturbing for many within r.c.m. individually countries like singapore indonesia and malaysia have condemned the bloodshed and urged restraint the possibility of a failed state within the bloc threatens our claims of economic and political stability but others have remained relatively quiet expecting the protests would be limited and quickly suppressed within thailand is the country that has the best relationship with yeah most generals but the thais don't seem very keen on intervention which might explain why the thai prime minister is staying at home
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this weekend that lack of unity and failure to hold myanmar's generals to account a likely to be costly the world food program is warning that millions could go hungry in coming months and fighting in border areas could send refugees pouring into neighboring countries this is a maritime disaster in the making it's early stage but it can get worse the knock on effects from this crisis we're beginning to see a civil war failed state and there will be no end to it. protestors in dar way hold a candle lit vigil for the victims of the myanmar protests now more than 700 people but few are expecting more than thoughts and prayers from leaders tony ching al jazeera bangkok. same for a check on the weather now here's rob. and there we often think of the middle east as hot and dry and it is that but you can't miss
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a tell from the basic temperatures were there anything different where they should be they are in tehran where up to 30 even 32 degrees at 10 above the average and it was this hot couple days ago as well so that's above and there's certainly a bloom with a showing by this red throughout iraq event was q 8 and then the end to quarter of society doha misses out young sure which is a humid one here but those temperatures up to $4142.00 they last for a couple of days yet the breeze is enough i think to come together and produce showers in southern side of the yemenis map yemeni mountains the temperatures in the coast for example in lebanon they're down to where they should be even a bit below but interesting with an unusual weather is a bit further south off the coast of tanzania this indeed is a tropical cyclone job or what's unusual about it one is position basically you don't expect to see them here and this is how unusual it is we've seen 2 previous landfalling cyclers proper winds in to do damage as far as we can tell one in 872
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and one in 952 if this maintains its strength heading towards dar es salaam that will be the 3rd and we don't want that. so to get me here on al-jazeera will join you cranes navy as it patrols the sea of us also after russia launches what it says are military exercises iraqis are trying to keep the brahmans and spirits summits virus restrictions on a curfew and in sports possible most players get back to playing football if the club issues a statement saying its still in the european super league. finland has committed to cutting its carbon emissions with the world's most ambitious production goal carbon neutrality in just 15 years now it's retired to actually get to and we can go eat if we want to but 1st the nation must tackle the dirty legacy
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of a profitable fossil fuel industry so it's being an active emissions source people in power finland's plummet warriors on a. p.c. . a family man. politicized by the forces of nature. will know before year ends a kenyan farmer documents his struggle for his community survival and builds a template for global action on climate change to see the climate dialing a witness documentary on the counter 0. 00. 0.
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this is al-jazeera quite right off the top stories this hour a funeral. ceremony for a chance late president to do stay b. is being held in the capital to mena to be was seriously injured last weekend while battling rebels who launched an offensive for the beer he dives on monday. world leaders are holding a virtual meeting on climate change for a 2nd day yes climate envoy john kerry has created streams government and global commitments president joe biden has already pledged to harvey as emissions by 2030 china says it will phase out its use of coal in 2026 and the new malaria vaccine is being hailed as a possible game changer in the fight to eliminates the disease jabbers 77 percent effective in stopping infections it's now entering march human trials to rule lights any side effects. well malaria is
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a disease that kills some 400000 people mainly children every year the top one study was carried out amongst 450 children and became a fast so based on these latest results it's hoped approval will be given by the end of next year the vaccine was created as a joint venture between oxford university and pharmaceutical company no facts it will be manufactured at large scale and low costs by india's serum institutes. up to 22000000 vaccines let's get more on this there from dr bhargavi rao she's a malaria and infectious diseases specialist for doctors without borders and joins us by skype from london scripps have you with us on the user before being preoccupied by the corona virus it's easy to forget that malaria is a real killer as well so given this situation how much of
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a breakthrough would you say this potential new vaccine is. thanks very much so you're quite right you know in the past year we think that the death toll from malaria was probably 4 times that in parts of sub-saharan africa than it was from coded so i think it shows how important bringing in extra tools to the to the malaria sort of armamentarium is this this new new result is really encouraging and it and it certainly raises hope but i think we have to also be aware that this is an it's a phase 12 trial and as promising as the results are it certainly isn't that the finished product yet and we certainly need quite significant amounts of information to see kind of how we might really use that. you know it's certainly showing efficacy of iran's use a 77 percent but this is a 12 months and when we know that something to be really
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a game changer we need to see sort of data beyond 12 months time to see how how long this persists for. there are other things that we would look for if we were really going to use the word game changer we'd want to make sure that it was safe to store that there was broader safety data than just in in a small number of children and importantly that it also fitted in with vaccine calendars i mean you know one vaccine is certainly better than 2 in here it's 4 doses 4 doses to give to a child on top of the other vaccines that they already have to come in and take that's that's quite a significant burden on a health care system that in the areas that malaria is really high are already horribly overburdened absolutely still have a way to go a good way to go but when you look at the numbers of people who are affects is going to have that certainly in the african region it's a big killer there but i mean this affects. this affects south. latin
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america even if it is a difficult treatment to rule ensure this is still an optimistic piece of news when you consider that it's mostly children under 5 who are succumbing to a disease which to draw intents and purposes is a disease which is preventable and treatable absolutely i think i mean i don't want to take anything away from today's announcement it's really encouraging and that's been clear also in malaria. the cases are not coming down despite significant efforts over the past sort of 20 years certainly the case numbers of plateaued since 2017 where around 220000000 cases a year a child dies every 2 minutes and and mortality is really coming down very slowly we've plateaued with the current tools we have and we definitely need new tools and
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an ethic aisha's vaccine would be crucial to make progress against this disease ok here's hoping that efficacious vaccine is within a grasp at last for the time afraid but thank you so much dr bhargavi row from doctors without borders thank you for joining us on the news or thank you russia has begun moving troops away from its border with ukraine and sent tens of thousands of soldiers into the region leading to tension with ukraine and its western allies it was a military exercise and some equipment will be left behind for a drill sets took place later this year when nato and ukraine's president welcomed the move but say they will remain vigilant smith has more on the troop withdrawal from moscow. russia says it will have been withdrawn its troops from the border with ukraine by the 1st of may it was a mobilization that the russians said was a military exercise but that had concerned the u.s. the e.u. and nato the e.u.
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estimating that at one stage there were more than 100000 troops amassed along the border it's not a total withdrawal russia has ordered one unit to leave its armored vehicles at the base near the border by 120 kilometers from the border and to leave those vehicles there until the autumn and satellite photographs of shown tanks and vehicles many hundreds of them at this particular base and from saturday russia is closing access to that as off see through the carriage straight to ukrainian naval vessels this means that the ukrainian navy will not be able to access its eastern ports or the russia says merchant vessels will still be able to pass through the courage straight on these restrictions will be in place until the end of october again for what russia says are military exercises. russia is continuing with plans to close
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the castrates between the black and blocking ukrainian and although for naval ships until the end of october when moscow says it's for naval exercises but here calls it a violation of international law for joined ukraine's navy on the sea of us the sea of us off. the area poles maritime guard head out across a 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 hours of the coast all the coast guard vessel is
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just missing the basics of the way. around. the russian sub off the coast guard to identify themselves the 2nd circuit so they say about conditions in these conditions. we approach one of a number of large enough grain in ships in the area monitoring russian naval and commercial shipping movements of the last. name your flag and your route as the voice on the radio. all of the. 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
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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 the 2003 hours of sea agreement is between ukraine and russia they have rights under that agreement to be closed but when the agreement was signed there was no conflict between us despite moscow announcing on thursday a gradual troop withdrawal from the area its closure of the curch strait will restrict ukraine's and 4 navy movements in the region for months to come charles trafford al-jazeera on the azoff sea. child russian opposition leader alexina volman has ended his hunger strike after more than 3 weeks of only had been urged by allies to end the protest used to his deteriorating health condition he'd been demanding access to his own doctor within 1500 supporters were arrested during
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widespread process on whedon's day calling for his immediate release over 1000 infections in iraq swords pass the 1000000 mark this week the government imposed a partial curfew discomfit discourage large gatherings but as someone a 14 reports from baghdad muslims fasting during the holy month of ramadan are trying to keep one popular tradition going. it's 9 pm in baghdad the evening curfew to slow the spread of coronavirus is in forests. but for these young men the night has only just begun. they've gathered about death for stadium to play in the head as a traditional game that involves 2 teams trying to hide a ring from one another head business which means you bring in iraq arabic is a particularly popular pastime during the fasting month of ramadan. having
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me rodin in iraq without my head this wouldn't be the same. and after breaking off fast be prepared to play me it's all gone the game is believed to date back to the abba seat era hundreds of years ago but has since evolved into a competitive sport this is the 1st round of a national championship typically held during ramadan with the support of the ministry of youth and sport us what is the organizer and iraq's most famous player . you seem to like idea behind this championship is to reunite iraq yes and it's also about rules and physio namie finding the ring depends on the foresight and the talent of the players the game goes like this the team leader hides the ring in the fist of one of his players the captain from the other team has 10 minutes to find the ring which he can only do by studying the facial expressions of the players the captain can rule out players he believes don't have the ring by
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asking them to show their hands. but he only gets one guess to identify the ring bearer a task that has been made easier this year because there are only 40 players in each team. match and i did team members could reach 4 or 500 now the circumstances become different iraq has gone through a health and security crisis last year stern. meant it was canceled due to the pandemic but this year it was allowed to go ahead with certain restrictions usually this stadium would be packed with players and spectators but this year off already is have restricted attendance as the country registers record numbers of new coronavirus infections but there is no social distancing no masks and it appears little concern about the rise in covert 19 cases the teams will play until dawn when the curfew is lifted and they return home to begin their fast again simona 14
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al-jazeera but that. china is calling on the u.k. to take action after its parliament's labeled the treatment of the weaker isn't seen young genocides british politicians back to motion blaming china for what they call crimes against humanity against the weaker population the chinese embassy in london colby accusations the why of the century u.n. experts believe a 1000000 weekers or more are being held in detention centers the u.s. senate has passed a bill in that curbing hate crimes against asian americans that activists say of increased since the start of the pandemic the bill was approved by $94.00 votes to one the measure would speed up the review of hate crimes by the justice department san provide support for police responding to reported incidents rights groups of recorded more than 3000 incidents talks in asian americans in the past year. argentina's health minister says the country is facing its worst moments of the
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pandemic its health care system is buckling as the death toll surpasses $60000.00 restrictions have been reimpose for us that's further straining on a corner me already in crisis so risible reports from one of these. it's become an all too common scene on the streets of one of us. health care workers demanding better wages in the middle of the 2nd wave of the pandemic. cassidy says everyone's exhausted government in a boy lot 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 part of 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 and deaths from the virus neared $60000.00 on
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wednesday and there is an average of around $28000.00 new infections every day the p one or man hours variant is already circulating in many jurisdictions in the country. health minister carol he 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 last year the government imposed one of the strictest lockdowns in the world and
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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 developed nations argentina struggling to access vaccines to we not killing the population. so far around 6000000 doses have been applied in a country of 48000000 among them russia sputnik v. and china sign a farm. much more i needed to prepare the population for the difficult months ahead
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. that is have all. this. if you're at a south korean hospital and not following the coronavirus rules then you should expect a telling off from kimi that's the robot that can detect if people are too close to each other or not wearing a mask properly or mcbride met the robots in the young teen just south of seoul. don't let those cute rolling eyes for you this robot is basically a pandemic policeman wandering the corridors taking the body temperatures of anybody it passes and if it sees a group of people too many people congregating together then he is straight in there and. keep your distance he says and it doesn't stop there he can detect if you're wearing your mask properly or not and will tell you to put it straight and in this it seems he will not be thwarted. told you
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yes all right to mail to the machine and when he's not busy keeping an eye on us he's off busy disinfecting the hospital day or night sweeping surfaces with these ultraviolet light rays it's all part of using the latest in technology to make our hospitals as safe as they can be and that could become the norm for the future on the water known as this robot uses 5 g. vision technology developed by us which can detect mosque wearing and social distancing to provide a safer environment for patients and visitors and integrated with a centralized hospital wide smart system that can tell him where problems might be occurring such as people unwittingly gathering in numbers once more then he's off again in hot pursuit on his next bust. well nasa has had a busy week sending astronauts to the international space station aboard
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a recycle rockets creating oxygen on mars flying a helicopter on the planet for the 2nd time and has left some countries feeling left behind. reports. if it. is going to lift off before dawn from nasa kennedy space center in florida for the 1st time a recycled rocket and spacecraft have been used now making their way to the one and only international space station the crew of astronauts onboard will change shifts with 7 colleagues on the international space station or i assess i really can't wait to get back to earth my love being up here in space but it just doesn't compare to being home on earth crew 2 was due to arrive at the i assess on saturday and for a few days to us spacecraft will be docked simultaneously for the 1st time traveling up our 2 american astronauts and one japanese plus the 1st european astronaut to travel on a commercial spacecraft. and i think we're living in the golden age of mount
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flight right now i don't think people realize it we have to look back at the sixty's and the morning missions but in just a few years we will have done something even more ambitious. and beyond this mission this week nasa has created oxygen on mars literally out of thin air and it flew its ingenuity helicopter for a 2nd time higher and longer than the 1st a so-called high risk high reward technology that's proved humans can conduct flights on the red planet there's a lot of excitement going on in nasa right now and you all have seen that the flight of the little helicopter. on a celestial body some 80 to a 100000000 miles away as china prepares to launch parts of its next space station other countries seem at risk of being left behind and some argue europe must decide whether it wants to go to the moon and mars on its own or not to europe is
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a world power in terms of economy of political of weight and the world stage but in space is not compatible with us always china and i think the style ok to be here has to be made in order to see where you'll want to go one s as perseverance rover is searching for ancient signs of microbial life on mars europe's space agency the e.s.a. is due to play a crucial role on a future mission to return samples to earth. enter chapelle al-jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera athletes react to a grilling or taking the knee at the talk you lympics spiral will be here with that's on the rest of the day sports after the break.
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it's time for the stories here's fara thank you so much the international olympic committee has confirmed that athletes who make political or social justice protests at the tokyo games could be punished athletes showing their support for movement site black lives matter have become common in recent months but the i.o.c. say raising if this or any. for a national anthem won't be allowed on the field of play medal podium or at official ceremony it's all a big bosses say in a survey of more than $3000.00 athletes around 70 percent believe the field of play wasn't the appropriate place to protest slogans such as black lies matter won't be allowed on athlete clothing at olympic venues words like peace respect and solidarity are ok us hammer thrower when barry has described the i.o.c.
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as hypocrites who continue to silence after leeds for capital day. athletes union the world players association has offered legal support for added competitors who are section at the olympics to suggest their answers i want to question of appropriateness is the effective way to resolve a question or a podium protest at the olympic games is easy with. the starting point for the i.o.c. used as. a guide up hold the internationally recognized human rights of every one of you will be guides especially the athletes and there is a very proud history of athlete activism and even the only people in minutes else has recognized the champion such as tommy smith and john carlos and peter norman and directors last have been on the right side of history even though they were today and at the time so the right to freedom of expression is not an absolute right it can't be used to promote height but it can certainly be used to promote
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social justice and the world players association we have to decide who made players especially out of the last 12 to 24 months who have played in a rowing team championing social justice the champion in gender equality and other just cruises through school and from their example i think it becomes clear that means that rule is not going to be legitimate and its legitimacy is lost because the athletes choose to disregard it then clearly there is no close friend sanction and it's. if that needs to be challenged legally or through public compiling all throughout the forms of support of the athletes then amateur that will certainly provide one of the supports necessary. the basketball world is mourning the death of up and coming star terence clarke who died following a car accident and los angeles a bus a native clark was a college freshman acting taki he entered the n.b.a. draft after playing just 8 games last season because of
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a leg injury but was still the team's top score clark was 19 years old. to be honest i was walking down the hallway i just heard this. about terrence clark i'm. not sure how much i want to talk about the game when you when you consider a boston. meanwhile l.a. lakers star anthony davis made his return to the team after missing 30 games with a right calf injury the 28 year olds could only manage 4 points and 4 rebounds and sat out the 2nd half a laker spell 115-2102 the dallas mavericks. giving . star. wars a. rabbit was. on the floor. or
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more dublin and bilbao have lost their fixtures for the upcoming european championship due to cope with 19 restrictions dublin's games are going to st petersburg and london while bill bows for matches are staying in spain but will now be in seville organizers want venues to be at least 25 percent full for the tournaments leicester city have taken another big step towards qualifying for and next season's european champions league a.b. west brom 3 knelt smen 3rd place in the premier league the 2016 champions are above chelsea taught them and liverpool and arsenal 4 of the teams involved in the el fated attempt at forming a breakaway european super elite. football has become a huge industry you know so there is a business aspect to that can never that can never. be at the cost of supporters because they are the. as he said it's their game as well as the players
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and everyone that works for the football clubs were only custodians. well madrid and barcelona are the last team standing in the super league on thursday barsa issued a statement claiming the league was a historic opportunity leo messi scored 2 goals as a team be tough a 52 to move up to 3rd in the spanish league table every game is difficult and it's not about the name of the opponent we know and this can't do it's difficult for us but the same is happening to lady called the madrid today in madrid and to say that because i think we have 4 teams. close to each other to to fight for the title and not a good day for this major league baseball fan siri is doing his best to grab a homerun ball he added missing i would on a souvenir as well as dropping his nachos during this game when the cincinnati reds and the arizona don. and like you said that is all yours for now back to you how
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advice i'm looking at what struck my mattress are there thank you about same for the news or keep it here i'll be with you right after the break with more of the day's news landlady. and counting the cost of the climate emergency the price of going green and why it doesn't need to cost the earth to zealand and unlike the leader of economics becomes its best bet for controlling house prices plus no gold deposits so why is it one of iraq's biggest exports counting the cost on al-jazeera. may on al-jazeera. from a 3rd wave to the vaccine rollout the latest developments as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world al-jazeera is emmy award winning investigative program is back exploring the folk lines in the u.s. . 16 years since last elected a new leaders palestinians go to the polls but will the elections be freed from
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foreign interference from hostile to hostile more hotels explores geopolitical conflicts from the perspective of iconic hotels on the frontlines and former south african president jacob zuma goes on trial for corruption. may on al-jazeera. in the 1st time lands of home in mesopotamia where the 1st settlements formed the cradle of civilization iraqi people who have depended on the tigris and euphrates for centuries can no longer make a living on rivers blighted by whom and pollution algis their world reveals how the manmade decline of one of history's most famed ancient environments is leaving its people struggling to survive iraq's dying rivers. that in america is a region of wonder of joy tragedy of violence but it doesn't matter where you are
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you have to be able to relate to the human condition. the way. i think is the light and it's my job to shed light on how and why. killed in battle last weekend's a funeral was held for chance former longtime leader. of the amount of what he did and this is al jazeera vi from doha also coming up medical workers in kenya are being forced to decide who to save because of a lack of supplies and their battle against call that 19. and i knew that.

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