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head home. on al-jazeera. 0. hello i'm ali this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes mourns its long time president idriss deby killed on the battlefield several african leaders and the french president attend his state funeral. and it's kind of a 19 crisis keeps getting worse once again it's recorded the world's highest number
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of infections pushing hospitals to breaking point. a medical breakthrough a trial of malaria vaccine shows greater efficacy to prevent one of the world's deadliest diseases. and rescue workers in indonesia hot just hours left to find 53 people on board a missing navy submarine. and scored a limpid bosses say athletes who make social justice protests at the tokyo games could be punished raising s.s. or kneeling for a national anthem won't be allowed on the field of play. hello and welcome we begin in charge where a state funeral has been held for president idriss deby who was killed on the battlefield earlier this week his body has just arrived from the capital to nearest hometown where he will be buried. several foreign leaders attended the funeral of
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debby who was seen as an important western ally in the fight against armed groups in the saheli region among them was the french president emanuel who called for a peaceful transition of power. the people of the region enjoy his part with france we have to make sure that it lives on and that of liberty and independence france will not let anybody question operating today or tomorrow child is stabilities until a total integrity for us will be here to ensure that the promise was made me realize for all parties stability to see from a. democratic transition and this is what i'm what your site. the former president's son mohammad debbie is now heading a transitional government for the next 18 months 37 he's now the youngest leader in the african continent have a morgan was at the funeral. hey drew is that is that the time when the country and
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the region is facing several security threats chad has to deal with the rebel activities in the northern parts of the country and we also see chuck participating in counterterrorism operations in mali and in the lake chad region which is why it comes as no surprise that the g 5 representatives who have come to attend. the funeral as well as the president met with the head of the transitional military council mohammed to be who's a son of the slain leader in trees debbie as well as other members of the transitional military council to discuss that issue to discuss the issue of regional stability you know ahead of the processions of the funeral of the late president idriss deby the proceedings of the funeral started with the arrival of various heads of states around the region as well as many other senior officials from various countries all coming to pay their condolences we've heard from the family of idriss deby as well as his widow who was not able to hold back her tears
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we also saw the crowd and heard from them as they cried expressing their pain at losing a leader who has been leading the country for more than 30 years the death of it and the burger processions and the funeral processions closes a chapter of 30 years in chat history but the one that is opening now is full of challenges many people in the country many groups as well as many opposition leaders have rejected the fact that the the one that will be leading the country during these times for them and for the next 18 months will be the sun how much interest there be a military council as for the constitution the person who should be taking charge is the speaker follow and who purports apologized saying that it's extraordinary circumstances which he will not be able to lead the country through therefore the military should take charge so with the funeral processions and with debby now being flown to be buried at his home state of i'm generous many people here in germany and inversed parts of the country are waiting. what's comes next now that
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this chapter closes and there's a new one opening in chad history. and we get greg who is a specialist on this hell region and a security analyst for affray politica an african security thing tak he joins us now from a buddha many thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera what is debby's legacy do you think you are trying to have him i think it's very clear to see. basically afford to see he was a brilliant millett military leader board very poor the government because despite 31 years of leadership child serum is one of the poorest country in the world if i look in the humanity of the in the index or if the infrastructure in the major rebel we started the war and there's almost nothing to show for you know for his leadership other than you know stories of military military via low on gallantry so
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i think the war is such a long time and it is no excuse but at least we're seeing the opportunity for change in the country an opportunity to see a baritone that really really meant not just security because that been the excuse that the government has use so far to justify its luckless the performance and do you think his son mohammed as a steady is the man to do that does he come out the same respect as his father. they have been in charge the military because the force started quite counted 7 years of age before the also the head of the president are godso to a large extent we don't know how much of. his position and portfolio is because of his for his father or he's competence so but i think outside of the course of the country he is really on moon we've never seen that.
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repeated spread across countries in asia or in cameroon he is the unknown international scene or do some people who are crudely wanted tory the country often see we both in terms of how. do we do receive this newly i think way of civilians with shock and also with expertise expedition that he might be able to filling the gaps for at least for the transitional period how important is chad to. countries like france i mean we saw emmanuel macron actually at the funeral which is clearly he places a lot of significance on the country. yes from france for our i would say france is the key is the key of the former president in fact many would argue that
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this reconstituting. is in france and in the past because of parian not even in germany and so it's no surprise the prison micro this by the the talk of democracy and all of those the good language is to all to the words for the work of cinema somewhat endorsing what i call a soft coup but that has always been a legacy legacy of france on the continent france of money a father to son transition into other african countries the bomoh family. to be family into google so when you're forced to move the legs of from going up we're not surprised but i think if you look at the route chart and security and court for region and also in the buddhists i can you can only make an argument france will be watching child very clued clues really what it wants someone who can
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sort of meet in the state or school but for us in africa we don't want to post all the robes the charts are of the region of progress towards democracy these hues of security. stability come not a rule that's africa commitment toward a more democratic society a society that actually recognize the right of citizens to live. and the quality of life and life chances how do you see this playing out because the opposition has played a key role tell now do you expect them to be sidelined or take on a bigger role for instance. yes i expect that. this. new position has an opportunity to actually. form a coalition and draw international pressure that was between the moment the death was announced to the what we have of president with the support of prism across
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that this endorsement that we're seeing it may be very difficult for that are coming to pay attention to the opposition got sort of put pressure on i'm sure that it in wants to answer not in that the political class put forward is always followed me because france be clear i would use the diplomatic influence to stifle the voice of of the opposition the african president from other than the forces on the old days of my life really killed the mother of an opposition candidate so it's it's utterly shocking to see that france who will come forward and be sought sounded support for this new kind of to take over that sort of subverted constitution so for me i find francis pollution very. very unhelpful towards towards our own development needs and need for political freedom
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and security and we greg very interesting to get your thoughts specialists on the hell region and security analyst for africa political. the coronavirus pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on india's poorly funded health care system for yet another day it's recorded the world's highest number of infections 330000 new cases in just 24 hours hospitals are reporting shortages of beds oxygen and medicine to add to all of this a hospital find the state of my killed 14 people. from new delhi elizabeth problem reports on the multiple crises confronting india. overcome with grief and anger this man and other family members of 14 people killed in
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a fire at this hospital in maharashtra state broke down as they confronted staff the blaze swept through the intensive care unit or i.c.u. from other for me about unfortunately a major fire disaster happened at our hospital at about 3 am there was a sudden spark from the air condition and since there was a lot of oxygen supply in the i.c.u. it was completely engulfed within 2 minutes. 2 days ago in the same state a lake and an oxygen tank killed 24 covered 19 patients on ventilators after their supply was disrupted many indian states are facing a critical shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supplies in the capital new delhi distraught family members a struggling to find beds for their loved ones. well i've been running around for a hospital to get my mother admitted since the 21st of april i visited all the hospitals in delhi they all say the same thing the beds and all debatable another
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patient my son is home who do i take care of i'm so stressed. reports of people dying because they can't find beds or oxygen are increasing every day this is one of new delhi's biggest private hospitals where the director said 25 people died in one day because of low oxygen supply the family of a 39 year old man who passed away says his oxygen was reduced without their knowledge and that his last words were please save me they also say they counted at least 45 bodies and that a catastrophe is being covered up the hospitals chairman says they've never had so many deaths in one day but he denies there were a result of oxygen shortage you delis leader has played. the prime minister that in there morty to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of oxygen to the capital after reports it was being stopped by bordering states how could a woman in a given a georgia we can't leave our people to die we need people to understand that every
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life is important to us i appeal to you on behalf of the people of delhi if concrete steps are taken the city will witness a catastrophe and stuff that climate or i'm some burial grounds work day and night the government has begun using planes and trains to transport the life saving gas elizabeth purana al-jazeera new delhi. dr ivan the soyuz chairman and chief surgeon off med done to liver transplant institute he joins us now from new delhi many thanks for speaking to us and al-jazeera we're hearing a lot about this oxygen shortage crisis that situation sounds die in india what is the situation at your hospital unfortunately the oxygen shortage is affecting our us just as it is affecting the rest of the hospitals in the daily n.c.r. in particular and india in general so yes the situation is pretty grim and we are
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facing an oxidant shortage and a do you have any hope of getting any oxygen anytime soon. so what's happening now is that the hospitals that are actually running out of oxygen stock are getting the oxygen supplies 1st and ox and hospitals that actually have some left or obviously going to be given the supplies slightly. and you know both the demand in the supply side and being looked at the government has announced that the production of oxygen and plans to be ramped up it would be better looked at from non-essential services to essentially hospitals and you know the obstacles on the way in terms of the distribution of oxygen could also be totally removed. the are yet to see the actual effect of that because the oxygen delivery to hospitals should become small due in the next 24 to 48 hours on the consumption
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side trying to calm people down and not try to board oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators at all or not actually made make a mad scramble for admitting themselves to hospital as soon as that this positive because as we know most of the patients with positive do not actually need oxygen when you're also training stuff we also training our stuff within hospitals to try and maintain oxygenation of up to 92 to 94 there is no point running any patient on 98 or 99 percent saturation so beyond conserving oxygen as much as we can and as the patient safety would allow us dr can i ask you how india got into this position because just a week ago the government was saying india was consuming less than 60 percent of its daily oxygen production for medical use how did things get so bad since then.
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it simply tickled with numbers that to obey them and all them the help get facilities not just health care facility also testing facilities. so it's just a huge suggs that has happened in the last one week i believe the numbers gone up from just under 200002330000 at the last week so isn't that it all of the problem is that a lot of this oxygen was being diverted for industrial use and even though there was a plea. from the courts that this shouldn't be the case that that should be changed the central government didn't heed that so we hear it in the news as you do like i said i'm a doctor i take care of patients are told at that at the hospital happy to talk about how you have managing in the hospital the supply side of things i'm assured by the government are doing as the other hospitals have been told by the government that it will be not it will be no disruption to supplies in the next $2.00 to $3.00
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days everything will be restored that the actual capacity is still available the actual stocks are still available but there's been a difficulty in getting them to the right places which means the hospitals that beat them so yes the oxygen has been that led to believe from the industrial houses and non-essential services and being directed to all the hospitals and the obstacles on the way to the oxen actually getting to us have also been cleared why do you think things have gone so wrong when it comes to cove it in india. you know. i think. we have been irresponsible less citizens and perhaps the policy makers have also not not actually you know they didn't see this coming so bad and they should have anticipated this because there was there was secondly it's going on all across the world we knew and if it was going to hit us sooner rather than later and 2nd lives in most countries have actually been worse than the
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1st waves as we have found. but i think that the people who also wrote this on suppose had beat it responsibly and have not exhibited go with appropriate behavior in the last 3 months and that's partly to sponsor the court and as you know all the festivals have been celebrated with one gust or the election rallies are happening the family will just as happily and and you know all these have one tribute to the surgeon the went so i think both policymakers and the public are responsible to get it right you're pointing the finger at people but surely it is the responsibility off policy makers to direct how people behave i mean we've seen many images of politicians. having huge rallies not wearing masks many ins of people i think in that i did mention that i did mention so you can't you was pointing the finger at the govern the government could have done better i think the
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government could have done better and the citizen should have done better too and the other problem has been that the vaccine drive has been. given the population of the country and we should have had more vaccine stock and we should have opened outbacks nation to more people and acts and had more people to be only vaccinated like under 10 percent of our people and that's you know it's going to take another you know maybe 15 months to wax an aid 60 percent of the people so we are going to get not just the 2nd perhaps the 3rd day was well so what is the priority now in terms of dating with the situation now. the priority obviously is to save lives so obviously people who need admission and who are critical recall we these have to be admitted and taken care of. oxygen and essential blood supplies have to be given to a hospital and the vaccination grades must be extended the government is already announced that all adults can have exhibition bow and. scrape the vaccine very
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close and get some across the country so that enough stock is available to execute everyone or at least 60 percent of our business it's possible dr vanda saw in many thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera chairman and chief surgeon of med turned turtle liver transplant institute. good to be neighboring pakistan is deploying troops to help local police enforce new social distancing measures prime minister imran khan says the decision is in light of a steady increase in deaths and infections he says while there will be lockdown right now cities will be shut down if pakistan situation gets as bad as india. japan has declared a state of emergency in tokyo or soka kyoto and he'll go as infections across the country prime minister. says the measures will begin from sunday until may 11th he has under pressure to act after rising infections months before the olympics begin
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an emergency meeting of health experts is about to be held in the u.s. over the future use of the johnson and johnson coronavirus vaccine a center for disease control advisory committee has been reviewing the job after 6 cases of severe blood clots were found in female patients the c.d.c. recommended a temporary pause of the vaccine 10 days ago updated guidelines are due to be announced at today's meeting. let's go straight allan fisher's live in washington d.c. allan what are we expecting to hear from the c.d.c. today. well that meeting with the c.d.c. underway in atlanta just in the last hour you'll remember the earlier this month the pause was put on the johnson and johnson vaccine after $6800000.00 doses had been issued they phoned it in 6 cases there were blood clots in the interim there's probably been about 7000000 doses that have been issued issued in the period
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between stopping and getting all done and there was another few cases reported although we don't know exactly how many so now the c.d.c. is deciding what it wants to do know the number of options on the table 1st of all it could continue the pause until it gets more information but those who have been attending the meeting say that they think they have enough to make a decision they could call a halt to using the johnson and johnson vaccine which of course has been very popular because it's one and done or they could continue with a number of restrictions and that's exactly what europe did just 3 days ago it decided it was going to use johnson and johnson but there would be a warning attached it could be several hours before we get that final decision from the c.d.c. joe biden the president here has said that taking johnson and johnson out of the system for the last 10 days has an impact on the number of people who can get the vaccination here in the u.s. more than half the population have received at least $1.00 but if it is given the
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go ahead and it goes back into circulation suddenly $10000000.00 doses that are sitting on the shelf can be used to help with the vaccination program across the united states helen fisher thank. and see more ahead on the news hour including miles ruling military issues arrest warrants for members of a newly formed civilian government. and we'll tell you what the u.s. climate envoy is praising on day 2 of the global summit. in sport we take a look at what women's rugby staring to top concerns over concussion injuries. and a malaria vaccine is being hailed as a possible game changer in the fight to eliminate the disease the oxford institute is 77 percent effective in stopping infections it's now entering logic human trials
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to rule out any side effects or larry kills her off a 1000000 people every year many of them children. interest has more from a budget 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 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 is is very very high in fact 80 to 90 percent of the population is a risk and however the question is how many people. take the malaria vaccine we remember what happened to the test of the testing of another but seen in kano some
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years back my fighter which is for many judges that killed them out of people it was scandalous here and then now we having some resistance in certain parts of the country about to be covered 19 in fact if a lot of people warm up to the idea of malaria vaccine then it will drastically cut in front and maternal death rates in nigeria in fact maternal death rates in nigeria because of malaria 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. agent hill is the director of the jenna institute at the university of oxford he says about scene looks safe and is the most effective develops. i think it's going to be very important for a few reasons really firstly it's more effective than anything that has been reported on before the world health organization wanted the 75 percent effective
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vaccine this is the 1st time we've gone just anyone's gone just above that level with 77 percent really importantly it can be manufactured that loss at large scale and we're hearing from the syrian institute of india today that they will be able to produce 200000000 doses or more on registration of this vaccine and so far very importantly the vaccine looks serve in small numbers 450 trials some chicks we know are planning to go into a much larger trial to try to get this magazine registered so it can be used for times as many people died in africa from malaria last year has died from coated and africa has registered many. vaccines on emergency use legislation so if we could do the same for malaria we would get rid of much faster assuming the the the results are good enough because the last malaria vaccine went into phase 3
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took another 6 years to get a decision from the regulator authority that really is too slow these days. the search for a missing and an asian submarine with $53.00 people on board has reached a critical point oxygen supplies on board are set to run out in hours crews are working in waters around the island of bali and other countries have been helping families of those on board say they're praying for their loved ones jessica washington reports now from jakarta. by and by sea the search grows more urgent as the hour was parts $53.00 sub mariners were on board the carolina 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
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reaching a critical point even if the submarine is intact those on board will soon run out 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 are says sting with the search and australian navy vessel is also on site. in tunisia authorities say the submarine was in good condition despite being built in the late 1970 s. it completed at you year refitting process in south korea in 2012 and recently completed scheduled maintenance in indonesia on thursday indonesian military personnel spotted an oil slick in the sea that officials say could indicate
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a fuel leak. so many of the family and friends of those on board the karen and 4 o 2 the ordeal is too much to bear. 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 to washington al-jazeera jakarta. still ahead on al-jazeera we join ukraine's navy as it patrols the sea of as old as russia starts to pull troops back from its instant border. and in sports a bad day for this baseball fan in cincinnati far as here without story.
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hello there conditions are looking hot and dry across much of the middle east temperatures in the gulf edging up to the early forty's it's a plenty of hot dry weather here they will dip down slightly as we go further into the weekend with the change of wind similar story for that and temperatures really rising up here iraq's in 42 degrees in baghdad and across into iran we've got 29 degrees in tehran that is going to edge up as we enter the new week 31 degrees on monday but as we head to africa this is where the unusual weather story is we've got a tropical flight clone off the coast of tanzania that's expected to make landfall
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on sunday though it is easing as it heads towards dar es salaam so we will see some heavy rain some strong winds as well and we'll keep an eye on that for much of central africa those showers will continue particularly heavy across west cameroon and the democratic republic of congo as we go into sunday you can see those yellow peaks there for the south things are cooling temperatures in capetown reaching around the early twenty's it will be some rain across the eastern cape. this is one of the boldest sounding revolutions in all of this makes our planet great that we have to meet the c o 2 emissions targets victor cost me mitchell mission me to be mine where people are just talking about cars the. world of business and commerce driving the
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energy transfers the promise of energy and the dark side of green energy. on al-jazeera. well if we cannot have palestina my government will certainly not allow britain to control the french polish term would be inaccurate but then we need to find another solution before we come to blows 100 years ago britain and france made a secret deal that would influence the shape of the middle east for centuries to come and so. now we can during the. psychs become lines in the sand on al-jazeera.
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welcome back you're watching out is there a mind if our top stories this hour a funeral for a child's late president idriss deby has been held in the capital in janina was seriously injured last weekend while battling rebels who had launched an offensive from libya and died on monday. at least 13 people have died in a fire at a hospital treating code 19 patients in india it comes as some hospitals warn there short of oxygen juices surging cases across the country. a new malaria vaccine is being hailed as a possible game changer in the fight to eliminate the disease the jab is 77 percent effective in stopping infections it's now entering larger human trials to rule out any side effects. french prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into the death of a police officer the killing took place at the entrance to the station the victim worked at in the town of rumbly near paris
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a fellow officers say the unarmed administrative officer was stabbed in the neck they shot the suspected attacker who later died in hospital the identity of the suspect and motive not yet clear. myanmar's military has issued arrest warrants for 26 members of the national unity government formed a week ago it's normally led by own son suchi who was ousted as the country's leader and in a military coup back in february she's already been detained on several charges the unity government says it should be attending an emergency regional summit this weekend if you're a leader has been invited which opponents say lends him legitimacy. and in defiance of the measure a crackdown on protests dozens of demonstrators have again marched against him young go on they carried banners supporting the national unity government they also call for the release of detained civilian leaders head off an important regional
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summit and that saturday's meeting of association of southeast asian nations or as c.n. there's been widespread criticism internationally of their decision to invite me on miles military leader the coup and the brutal crackdown that followed are on top of the agenda tony chang reports from bangkok. buddhist monks marched 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 min online to the leaders' summit. for those pushing 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.
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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 block 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 your most generals but the thais don't seem very keen on intervention which might explain why the thai prime minister is staying at home 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
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into neighboring countries this is a maritime disaster in the making it's early stage but it could 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 a c.n.c. leaders tony ching al-jazeera bangkok. well late as a holding a virtual meeting on climate change for a 2nd day joe biden has praised the were new commitment by many countries to custom missions the u.s. has pledged to hof its emissions by 2030 by then said the world should see cooperation on climate change as an economic opportunity rather than a challenge we've made great progress in my view so far and i'm grateful to all the
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leaders who have announced new commitments to help us meet the existential threat of climate change this summit is a start a start of a road that will take us to glasgow for the un climate change conference in november where we're going to make these commitments real putting all of our nations on a path to a secure prosperous and sustainable future today's final session is not about the threat of climate change poses it's about the opportunity that addressing climate change provides an opportunity to create millions of good paying jobs around the world and innovate and innovative sectors. was house correspondent kemi whole kit is in washington d.c. chemically some big promises from the u.s. president on climate change the question is how politically possible all day. well that is the big challenge for the u.s. president because while mainstream democrats in his own party seem pretty happy
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with the president's announcement that's not true of the progressive wing or the further left democrats on the political spectrum or even conservatives here in the united states to both dislike some of these proposals but for different reasons for the progressives they feel that joe biden's announcement of reducing the missions by up to 52 percent to 2005 levels or rather the 2005 levels by 2030 didn't go far enough they want to see a reduction of up to 70 percent and for conservatives they believe the timing is all wrong given the fact that we're in the midst of a pandemic there are still millions of americans out of work they say now is not the time to be cutting jobs in favor of green jobs that have not yet materialized so this is the conflict that joe biden is up against said there are also millions of americans who is theory believe the president is on the right track but when it
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comes to the reality of implementing it in their own daily lives whether it means cutting back on trips to the store or whether it means cutting back on those amazon purchases of cheap goods quickly well they're not really 2 willing to make those sacrifices so this is the challenge the president up against that's why in this final day of this summit not only is the president talking about how this can be implemented but so are members of his cabinet and even top business leaders like michael bloomberg and bill gates. can you help us in washington many thanks now joining us live on skype from sarasota florida is john verdict he's the director of international climate policy at the nature conservancy can coals of unsee thank you for speaking to us and al jazeera so america's 50 percent target hugely ambitious sounds good but is it realistic and it is realistic you know we're dealing with
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a climate emergency now and we need all countries to come for the best step that possibly can and i think we just saw that by 2 ministries he come forward with an ambitious target it's an ambitious target that includes the transportation sector the energy sector includes nature includes all parts of the u.s. economy so you know when i think racine and buying the ministries he use all the tools you can and it's an ambitious target but it's the kind of ambition we need to see puffing any climate change legislation in the u.s. has notoriously been difficult in the past presumably that hasn't changed yeah i think that's right you know we'll see what happens in congress and on the other hand this is also going to deal with international actors as well i think with the u.s. now back in the climate change game and we just saw 2 countries cannot win you pledges at the same time we saw japan and canada come into and so restart to see one economy start to also ceased their economy start to move and what about poor countries who also met talent should we expect them to make changes and where do
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you stand on climate aid. well with yesterday's announcements of new pledges coming forward on climate change we now see one half of global of the global economy now has a net 0 target starts to add in china united states european union the other big actors so we're starting to see the big actors start to move and also means we still need a smaller actors to do a little piece too in that if you have 80 percent of global emissions now covered under the major economies we still need another 20 percent to move at the same time i think you saw good good stuff by the by the administration yesterday and the announced increase of adaptation he many of the least developed countries in the world are less rude about reducing their emissions right now and more concerned about how do they build resilience to the effects of climate change that they knew were coming to say some of these targets met around the world coal will have to disappear from the electricity mix not just in the u.s.
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but around the world many countries like like south africa for example will struggle to do that how how challenging is that going to be. is certainly going to be challenging percent it's going to be less challenging for others and we saw in numerous announcements yesterday of the reduction of subsidies for coal power not only this is called sometimes subsidized it starts to build in that kind of economic impact the sense call is cheap or not really cheap or if you start to look at all the different extra maladies they go into it needs inputs so as we start to see businesses as we start to see governments start doing some of these subsidies recall seeing more finding and start to flow to renewable energy because start to replace. john that dick very good to get your thoughts a director of international climate policy at the nature conservancy thank you very much for having me. at least
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a 172 people have died in 3 separate shipwrecks in the central mediterranean sea the international when i was aged migrations that they received reports that 3 boats have sunk a spokesman for the organizations that it brings the death toll in the central mediterranean close to $500.00 people which is almost 3 times as many in the same period of last year the jailed russian opposition leader of army has ended his hunger strike after more than 3 weeks the money had been urged by allies to end the protest you to his to terrorising health condition he'd been demanding access to his own doctor woman 1500 supporters were arrested during widespread protests on wednesday calling for his immediate release. russia has begun moving troops away from its border with ukraine it sent tens of thousands of soldiers into the region leading to tension with ukraine and its western allies moscow says it was
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a military exercise and some equipment will be left behind for a drill later this year nato and ukraine's president welcomed the move but say they will remain vigilant. although it's pulling back troops russia is continuing with its plans to close the strait between the black and as of c. that will block ukrainian and other foreign naval ships until the end of october which kiev says is a violation of international law moscow says it's for naval exercises. well shall stratify join ukraine's navy on the sea of azoff. very oppose maritime guard head out across a foggy 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 was ships 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
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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 a support vessels were about 6 of those. the coast guard vessel just received a message from a russian around the world. the russians asked the coast guard to identify themselves because they concerned so they say about conditions in these conditions. we approach one of a number of large grain in 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
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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 exciting 2014. kiev has accused moscow of provocations and trying to take control of its maritime borders almost literally overall it's a $1003.00 as of sea agreement is between ukraine and russia they have rights under that agreement to be closed but when that 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 chance to offer al-jazeera on the azoff sea. russia says the expulsion of one of its
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diplomats as an unfriendly and a groundless move against moscow a sony has joined nato when european union members lithuania and latvia ordering a total of 4 russian diplomats working in local embassies to leave to show solidarity with the czech republic russia expelled 20 diplomats from the czech republic earlier this week it's also expelled 5 employees of the polish embassy in moscow. still ahead on. in sports athletes react or voting on taking a knee and. with that story. the
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it's time for the sports heroes tara thanks you so much the international olympic committee has confirmed that athletes make political or social justice protests at the tokyo games could be punished actually showing their support for movements like the black lives matter have become common in recent months but the i.o.c. say raising a face or kneeling for a national anthem won't be allowed on the field of play metal podiums or at official ceremony olympic 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 lives matter won't be allowed on athlete closely at a limb pick that used words like peace respect and solidarity are ok u.s. hammer thrower gwen barry has described the i.o.c. as hypocrites who continue to silence athletes for capital gain. athletes union the
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world players association has offered legal support for any competitors were sanctioned at the olympics to suggest their answers i want to question and appropriateness is the effective way to resolve a question or a podium protests at the olympic games is easy with. the starting point for the i.o.c. is decidedly 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 minute self has recognized a champion such as tommy smith and john power loss and pain are normal and there it is 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
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used to promote height but it can certainly be used to promote social justice and the world plaza says yes we have the type to wait for the players especially out of the last 12 to 24 months who have played a rowing team championing social justice in championing gender equality you know it just cools us 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 will certainly provide what it is supposed necessary. the basketball world is mourning the death of up and coming star terence clarke who died following a car accident in los angeles a boston native clark was a college freshman at kentucky 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 just. about. not sure how much i want to talk about the game. when you consider boston. meanwhile l.a. lakers star anthony davis made his return to the team after missing 30 games with half the injury but the 28 year old could only manage 4 points in 4 rebounds and sat out the 2nd half of the lakers foul 115-2102 the dallas mavericks. 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 bilbao for matches are saying in spain but will now be in seville
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organizers want venues to be at least 25 percent scholes for the tournaments the final games in the women's rugby 6 nations tournament take off on saturday as the women battle on the field there's growing concern about what repeated blows are doing to their brains just baldwin reports. preparing for the big day england's red roses will take on france watched by what's expected to be a record television audience. not. rugby is the fastest growing sport for women in the u.k. and globally it's played by 2700000 women and girls. former player nick evans will be watching and hoping any injuries are taken more seriously now than a decade ago when she played for wales i used to get really quite quite regular concussions but it wouldn't be something that i'd necessarily share with the coach i wouldn't i wouldn't want to be taken off the pitch a wooden one time i had
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a week out 2 or 3 weeks parliament is investigating links between concussion in sport and long term brain injury inquiry into concussion in sport and doctors told a committee last month that women are twice as likely as men to suffer concussions in sports despite the greater likelihood for women to suffer brain injury it's male athletes who are given priority when it comes to medical care and research into detection and prevention and there is cause for concern because by sydney on the average woman's hits a small it's a hypothesis that's been raised but as far as i know no one knows who's done a proper study on that sofa beside smaller heads and next there are other theories about why women's concussion levels are higher hormones or women more likely to report a concussion at this hour which a practice session the coaches hears touch base training sparing the tackle and
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teaching the girls had to fall safely as many concussions are caused by head slapping the ground parents are warned to watch for any signs of concussion and the players themselves are very aware of the most important thing is that you're safe and like you don't go to play back to play too soon because repeated especially repeated concussions they can be like devastating long term. the benefits of exercise are well documented and to ensure the joy of playing remains the sport of rugby is looking to reduce risks as the ultimate goal jessica baldwin al-jazeera england. and finally not a good day for this major league baseball fan in theory is doing his best to grab a homerun ball the ended missing out on his souvenir as well as dropping his nachos during this game between the cincinnati reds and the arizona time. ok and that is all your sport for now and back to you thanks for and that's it for
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me but inside this news hour but i'll be back in just a moment with more of the day's news stay with us. joggers in new delhi take advantage of the relatively clean air after weeks of toxic small stopped people from venturing outside institutions including hobgood say air pollution is leading to more severe cases of the coronavirus and more deaths from it and nowhere in india is the situation was that in daddy the number of cases. where a desperate situation of the indian government set up
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a new commission to monitor sources of and pollution across 5 known for the state's health experts and bod mentioned this and been warning for months that the easing of the law would lead to an increase in pollution and the impact that would have on those the car the 19. has committed to cutting its carbon emissions with the world's most ambitious reduction goal carbon neutrality in just 15 years now it's really it's hard to actually get to and we can do it if we want to but 1st the nation must tackle the dirty legacy of a profitable fossil fuel industry so it's ending missions souls' people in power finland's plying the warriors on a. p.c. . a family man. politicized by the forces of nature. will know before you is
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a kenyan farmer documents his struggle for his community survival and builds a template for global action on climate change. the climate diaries a witness documentary on al-jazeera. as long time president idriss deby killed on the battlefield african leaders on the french president attend his state funeral. i. tell a lot of money and saeed this is al jazeera life and also coming up. india is curved 19 crisis keeps getting worse once again it's recorded the world's highest number of infections pushing hospitals.

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