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the misinformation i think we all want our fried then we be part of the debate don't ever take anybody's one word because there's always a difference when no topic is off the table we have been disconnected from our land we have been disconnected from who we are too little to keep the new be part of today's discussion this dream on out is near. the. india records more than 300000 coronavirus cases for a 3rd day in a row desperate scenes outside hospitals through to a shortage of beds and this in the last into. this region right now here is the living most critical and of all the full control of. u.s. health regulators lift the falls on johnson and johnson's vaccine despite a small risk of blood clots.
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sami's a that this is al jazeera live from the also coming up international rescue of scour indonesian waters for a missing submarine spy the likelihood it supplies running out. and. he had never occurred to you that space x. launches its 3rd crude mission to the international space station using a recycled rocket in capsule. we begin in india where the pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on the health care system for a 3rd day recorded the world's highest number of new infections more than 346000 hospitals are short of everything beds by this and oxygen and the fire killed 14 people at a high. hospital in the hardest hit maharashtra state from new delhi elizabeth prom
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reports. that. overcome with grief and anger this man and other family members of 14 people were killed in 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
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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 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 they were a result of oxygen shortage. you delis leader has pleaded with prime minister that
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in the morty to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of oxygen to the capital after reports it was being stopped by bordering states. we can't leave our people to die we need people to understand that every 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. has started climate or send burial grounds work day and night the government has begun using planes and trains to transport the life saving gas. for and joins us now live from new delhi how grim is it looking now at ground 0. hello sami well every day we have more and more hospitals in india's capital new delhi saying that they only have a few hours of oxygen left this is despite the government scrambling over the last few days to transport it not just by trucks as it was doing it had to rope in
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indian railways and also the air force and that is because of complaints especially from delhi's leaders that oxygen was being held up at state borders so they are using it trains and then they are using planes to transport empty oxygen tankers because it's not safe to transport they say it's not safe to transport full oxygen tankers we have medical directors of hospitals in delhi calling the local media breaking down pleading for someone to send them oxygen saying that they are calling the country's main supplier but that they are not answering the situation is the worst in delhi because it is now the worst affected city in the country but delhi is one of around 12 states where there is a critical shortage of oxygen including light are straight into it in my view we are seeing patients being transported especially mother to the age from one hospital to another after it runs out of oxygen and the delhi high court. has
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joined delhi's chief minister in saying that the city's health care system is on the verge of imminent collapse. of the same time i mean there's been a lot of talk about international help and the thing actually materialize in. what india is doing at the moment is it's asked external affairs ministry with all of the embassies or deceased to source and import $50000.00 metric tons of oxygen which can save people's lives because people are dying because they can't get to hospital beds and they can't get to an oxygen supply and is defense ministry is also a left wing 23 mobile oxygen generation plants from germany but a lot of countries have so far expressed their support and there is pressure for countries to do more because of the scale of the crisis in india which perhaps
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hasn't been seen anywhere else doing this and demick we have the u.s. chamber of commerce for instance it's asked the bided and ministration to free up millions of doses of the oxford astra zeneca vaccine which are currently in storage in the u.s. and shipped them to india but also to brazil in other countries hardest hit by the pandemic the u.s. chamber of commerce said that no one is safe until everyone is safe u.k. prime minister abbas johnson who recently canceled has planned a visit to india because of the situation so that has administration is looking to see what they can do the chinese government expressed their support said the same thing but at the same time we also have a number of countries including the u.k. canada new zealand putting india on their list of countries where there are only accepting bear citizens from and the u.s. government advise in all of its citizens not to travel to india even if they are fully vaccinated. so much for them or.
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u.s. regulators are lifting a pause on the use of johnson and johnson single shot covert 19 vaccine it follows a recommendation by the centers for disease control and prevention it says the benefits outweigh the serious but small risk 15 cases of blood clotting have been identified 3 of which were faithful rob reynolds reports from los angeles. after an 11 day pause to evaluate rare but serious side effects the u.s. centers for disease control and food and drug administration will allow the use of johnson and johnson's one dose coated 19 vaccine to resume an expert panel voted 10 to 4 to recommend resumption of the vaccinations without restriction for everyone aged 18 and over with these actions the administration of johnson and johnson's covered 1000 vaccine can resume and. that's that f.d.a.
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will add more details to the health care provider and patient backseat including information about the rest of bonds have occurred in the very small number of people who have received johnson and johnson. out of nearly 8000000 people who received the vaccine 15 developed blood clots and low blood platelets after their shot several became seriously ill and 3 died all women but the expert advisory panel and health officials concluded the benefits of the vaccine outweighed the risks and that new guidance for doctors could help mitigate any damage we found that for every 1000000 doses of this vaccine the james j. vaccine could prevent over 650 hospitalizations and well deaths among women aged 18 to 40 and this vaccine could prevent over 4700 hospitalizations and nearly 600 deaths among women over unlike the pfizer and
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moderna vaccines johnson and johnson's version doesn't require a 2nd dose and it can be transported without deep freeze storage j.n.j. and important docs in offering key advantages including its single does option and its viability when the supply chain may not allow for answers health officials say administering johnson and johnson. vaccine will resume almost immediately likely as soon as saturday robert oulds al jazeera los angeles. leaders from southeast asia are preparing for crisis talks with me and miles military ruler general min on line the will attend the 10 nation asia and summit in indonesia as capital jakarta his participation has been condemned by and to protest leaders human rights groups and the newly established unity government say the invitation gives general
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legitimacy turning chang joins us now live from neighboring thailand so tony one of the talk of putting together this diplomatic mediation mission. well the was an idea that. merged last week from last year and parliamentarians in their discussions with human rights groups focused on sending an hour c.n.n. envoy into myanmar to monitor the situation and i think trying to bring some kind of. sort of media mediation between the civilian or the national unity government the civilian protesters on the streets and the military who have imposed this very brutal crackdown since the military coup on february the 1st we're not sure at this stage how far that's going on we know there is a bloc consisting of indonesia malaysia and singapore who have individually in
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fairly strong condemnations of the military in their actions they may well be putting a lot of pressure on senior gentleman onli in jakarta today but the thais who are probably the country within our c.n.n. have the strongest impact on myanmar in the greatest influence are not being represented by their prime minister he's still here in bangkok at the moment so they may well try and hold back from pushing for forward to progressively we'll know a little later on today when they release their joint statement as they usually do at the end of these meetings i think the question is here that for as here and this is a potentially very big problem as u.n. is trying to present itself to the world as technologically advanced economically and politically stable and everything that's going on in myanmar at the moment threatens that it's very damaging for the countries that have investments there but also from investors in the rest of the world looking at this region and more
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problems could be in store the w.s.p. has announced that millions across me a market be facing food security issues in the next couple of weeks we know that the basic infrastructure of myanmar has essentially stopped with the civil. b.d.s. movement that's been in place since the coup happened public transport has essentially stopped banks really stopped operations money isn't flowing a lot of people have no work at the moment the civil service is ground to a hold all of these things very problematic for people and as the violence grows people being pushed across the border and that could be an enormous refugee problem so i think the pressure is on her to try and find a resolution to the or at least get on the pass to a resolution or right thanks so much tony chang there. in indonesia rescue teams are continuing their battle against time to find a submarine that's missing with 53 crewmembers on board its air supplies are
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calculated to have run out search crews are working in waters around the indonesian island of bali with several nations helping jessica washington has more on the search. at this point in the search hopes are beginning to fade for the crew on board the camera and. for now there is still no confirmation of the location of this submarine and the search effort is focusing around an oil spill in the seas around bali authorities believe that that area might be where the submarine began its descent before losing contact experts say that they are concerned that the submarine may have sunk a well below its well below what it was built to withstand that it may have been impacted by the pressure because it may have potentially sunk to a depth of 700 meters that makes it incredibly difficult for rescuers to try to
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find the exact location of this submarine despite all the resources that are being poured into this effort now we do know as was mentioned earlier the u.s. is assisting with this effort and the maritime aircraft that they sent has already arrived in bali a strangely a also has sent over the h.m.a.s. ballarat which is a quipped with sophisticated sonar capabilities as well as a and embarked sea hawk and they are already assisting with this process there are 16 into the navy vessels trying to coordinate the search effort and an indonesian vessel also equipped with sonar capabilities which was recently involved in the search of the java sea in the aftermath of a passenger plane crash in january is currently searching the areas but still no confirmation off the exact location of this submarine. still ahead on al-jazeera will tell you about a new vaccine against malaria which could be
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a game changer plus how iraqis are trying to keep parameter on traditional live in the forest restrictions and the curfew. and i we often think of the middle east as hot and dry and it is that but you can't miss a tell from these basic temperatures were there anything different where they should be they are in tehran where up to about 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 saudi doha misses out on shore bridges 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
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showers in southern saudi of the yemenis match young the mountains the temperatures and in the coast for example in lebanon they're down to where they should be even a bit below but interesting that unusual weather is a bit further science off the coast 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 seen 2 previous landfalling cycling's proper winds you know do damage as far as we can tell one in 872 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. i like of ours in the south of india to find out how a tiny bass in this case brought an extensive. mining operation to a standstill coronavirus how he wept across the world with devastating impact and
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it's widely believed to be connected to the legal wildlife trade here in vietnam we did the rescue center for some of the world's most threatened animals and join the call for an end to the global wild. earth thrives on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching out you 0 time to recap our headlines india has reported the world's highest daily tally of infections for a 3rd straight day with more 3 146000 cases hospitals have critical shortages of beds medicine and office suggest. u.s.
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regulators are lifting appalls only johnson and johnson single shako with 19 vaccine it follows a recommendation by the centers for disease control and prevention says the vaccines benefits outweigh the serious but small risk. the search for a missing indonesian submarine is taking on added urgency oxygen supplies on board are now calculated to have run out it went missing with $53.00 people on board on wednesday. israel's army says it struck an observation post belonging to hamas in the gaza strip israel says it's in response to 3 rockets fired from the palestinian territory hamas says it's responding to israeli police intervention a mosque in occupied east jerusalem which wounded more than $100.00 palestinians. earlier there was a 2nd night of violence near the compound in occupied east jerusalem tensions have been high ever since police put restrictions on gatherings during the most the
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month of ramadan armenians around the world marking the mass killings of the people that happened during the 1st world war these are live pictures from armenians capital of the of an armenian say the killings committed in the final days of the ottoman empire amount to a genocide the turkish government denies this. new malaria vaccine is being hailed as a game changer in the find to eliminate the disease they also institute vaccine is 77 percent effective at stopping infections is now entering human trials to root out the side effects malaria kills half a 1000000 people every year many of them children nicholas hock reports from. it's in this 100 kilometers away from brick you know francis capital deep in this how the region that a groundbreaking discovery was made here blood samples were analyzed from 450
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children given an experimental vaccine against malaria developed by scientists from oxford university's general institute scientists say the results of their year long study are extraordinarily important other studies like these but never have i seen such good results all the more taking part in this study say the children are feeling great it's an extraordinary moments to see the against malaria actually works. malaria kills almost half a 1000000 people a year globally mostly children living in africa there's been efforts to try to slow the spread of malaria by distributing mosquito nets and repellents but during the rainy season malaria thrives and last year more people died of it than covert 19 and so and effective vaccine would save and protect not millions of people but billions of people living in tropical climates exposed to mosquitoes that carry the
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deadly parasite. larger trials on nearly $5000.00 children will now be carried out in 4 african countries but the general institute which was behind the astra zeneca covert vaccine is already seeking world health organization approval for the malaria vaccine the world health organization wanted the 75 percent effective vaccine this is the 1st time we've gone just anyone's gone just above that level with certainty certain. really important lee it can be manufactured at last at large scale and we're hearing from the syrian institute of india today that they would be able to produce 200000000 doses or more making the vaccine affordable for those who need it most will be the next challenge still for this small clinic research center in brooklyn afonso but there have been decades of efforts against malaria this experimental vaccine is a breakthrough not just for science but for humanity nicholas hawk al-jazeera
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u.s. frezza and joe biden as cold on global leaders to work together on a transition to clean them injury during the 2nd day of a global summit on climate change biden laid out how washington will achieve the target of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030 he invited climate advisors and business leaders to look at what he called the valuable economic opportunities of tackling the crisis our white house correspondent kimberly halkett has more. the u.s. president has put out this bold agenda in terms of emissions reductions that was the headline from the 1st day sensually that they wanted to bring this down to up to 52 percent of the 2005 levels and to do this by the year 2030 so today's all been about how to make that happen so in terms of pushing the private sector it's going to take an overhaul of domestic policies at least that's the
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belief of this government so there was a talk today about how that would be achieved so we heard from the treasury or rather the transportation secretary talking about the new standards that may be put in place as early as july with respect to those fossil fuel burning vehicles trying to encourage more americans to buy electric vehicles and also talking about the importance of incentives that maybe put in place to put forward those new technologies that we heard bill gates talking about there for example the next generation of solar and other areas where the private sector can get involved and then there's an international component to this is well because there has been this feeling that china is lagging behind when it comes to the development of these new technologies and so the discussion has also been around what it looks like in terms of trying to get some of this sort of public private partnership encouraging not just in the united states but around the world for the 1st time
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a recycled rocket is carrying astronauts to the international space station the space x. mission blasted off from kennedy space center in florida reusing a falcon rocket and dragon capsule well this is part of the company's plan to make travel to the final frontier cheaper i'm gonna come reports from florida. and launches from the kennedy space center in florida are among the most spectacular 3 to one. on friday mornings blast off did not disappoint this is the 3rd crude launch from space 6 in less than 12 months the 1st time the company reuse their fall can 9 rocket and dragon capsule using recyclable boost is designed to fly themselves back to earth is a cornerstone of space x.'s plans to make missions cheaper it took 10 years to get here to achieve this bold vision we have for commercial crew and again it's been
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amazing what the team has been able to accomplish say hi to the crew dragon resilience for us and let them know your rock is home safe on board the for us journalists from the 3 nations are on a 6 month mission to the international space station if all goes well they'll be welcomed on board the space station on saturday morning to throw off a part of advancing human spaceflight and looking forward to. going beyond earth over to the moon and mars. and helping make your humanity a spacefaring civilization and. a multiplayer species one day for those eager enough to wake up early seeing crute spaceflights blast off from cape canaveral is a thrill to keep that tradition alive and to keep technology going and to keep being able to launch from american soil is the main thing we went in with not a lot of expectation and it was cool it was really healthy to say that it was awesome commercial spaceflight is now entering a new era by successfully reusing rockets and modules space 6 is making exploration
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economically viable later this year a mission will take 4 citizen astronauts into orbit the 1st mission of its kind in history and the gallacher of his era miami florida. curve of 19 factions in iraq soared past the 1000000 mark this week the government imposed a partial curfew in this carriage large gatherings but a similar fault in reports from baghdad muslims fasting the 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 force. but for these young men the night has only just begun. they've gathered about the death poured stadium to play in the head as a traditional game that involves 2 teams trying to hide airing from one another
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head business which means you bring in iraq arabic is a particularly popular pastime during the fasting month of ramadan and it. really of having me ramadan in iraq with my head this would be the same i wake up in the afternoon to pray read the koran and after breaking our 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 iraqis and it's also about rules and physio know me 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
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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 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. manager and i did team members could reach 4 or 500 now the circumstances become different iraq is going through a health and security crisis last year's tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic but this year it was allowed to go ahead with certain restrictions usually the stadium would be packed with players and spectators but this year of floridians 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 rising covert 19 cases the teams will play until dawn when
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the curfew is lifted and they return home to begin their fast again seem wonderful teen al-jazeera baghdad. let's take a look at some of those headlines now in the year has reported the world's highest daily tally of infections for a 3rd straight day more than 346000 cases hospitals have critical shortages of beds by the sin and oxygen and the fire is killed at least 14 people at a hospital in the hardest hit maharashtra state u.s. regulators are lifting a pause on the use of johnson and johnson single shot covert 19 vaccine follows a recommendation by the centers for disease control and prevention it says the vaccines benefits outweigh the.


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