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costs on al-jazeera. teaching you can watch al-jazeera english streaming live on i.q. channel. plus thousands of our programs the winning documentaries and the dead loser full. subscribe to you choose would slosh al-jazeera english. the u.s. formally recognizes the mass killings of armenians more than a century ago as genocide turkey slams the decision saying it will open a deep wound in ties with washington. hello why money inside with the world news on al-jazeera live from doha also coming up empty as covert 900 tsunami continues more patients die of oxygen scarcity even
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as the government scrambles for a response. leaders of southeast asia demand an end to bloodshed in myanmar and a return to democracy. and russia is an hour away from blocking access to parts of the black sea for ukraine sports. u.s. president joe biden has formally recognized the mass killings of armenians and the awesome an empire during world war one as an act of genocide turkey has slammed the decision saying it will open a deep wound in already frayed ties or will have full reaction with alan fischer in washington d.c. and sit him in istanbul but 1st this report from hashem. which contains images some
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may find disturbing. it's a story more than a 100 years for turkey it's a chapter that's to and but for the united states and other members of the international community turkey must apologize for the events that started in 1915 that was when ottoman turks. deported hundreds of thousands of armenians from eastern and atoll year to the syrian desert but what happened and how many were then killed remains disputed many historians say more than a 1000000 armenians lost their lives turkish officials deny any systematic killings took place saying it was a time of war and the death toll has been exaggerated turkey has always been angered by government describing the event that began in 1915 during the ottoman empire as a genocide the armenian genocide remembrance day that takes place in armenia and is
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observed by many armenians abroad on april 24th every year is why this scene in turkey as a western propaganda aimed at a time issue in the country's reputation turkey has very strong objections to the use of the word genocide those see it as being linked to the holocaust even though these are 2 separate atrocities 30 years apart so that's not really the case they also worry about some kind of legal claims against them but again these are tragic events that occurred more than 100 years ago so that's very unlikely the announcement by biden comes at a delicate moment in u.s. turkish relations ties between the 2 nato are lies have been strained for years. in 2020 the trump administration imposed sanctions against turkey over the spur chase of russian weapons systems but trump and turkey's president reza. managed to
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prevent an asian and described the relationship as friendly but when biden was elected president turkish officials expressed concerns that might get worse during the u.s. presidential election campaign last year when biden was democratic candidate he described as an autocrat and over the last few months the by the administration has pressed to improve its record and human rights with biden's latest move the u.s. joins dozens of countries that have declared the atrocities against armenians more than a century ago an act of genocide him about our al-jazeera let's take a closer look at president biden statement each year on this day we remember the lies of all those who died in the awesome an era on meaning genocide and we commit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring on april 24th
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9151 and a half 1000000 on manias were deported massacred all marched to their deaths in a campaign of extermination we honor the victims of med which is a term used by all means well the armenian prime minister nicole passion and has welcomed the u.s. announcement calling it an important day for all armenians he says the u.s. as once again demonstrated its on wavering commitment to protecting human rights and universal values let's go to alan fisher's live for us in washington d.c. allan no previous u.s. presidents have made such a declaration so why has biden dunnit. ronald reagan claimed close in 1801 but if you go back just exactly a year ago on the 24th of april last year joe biden who was then candidate joe biden said that he would recognize what happened to the armenians as genocide remember back in 2019 both the house and the senate here in washington on
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a bipartisan basis that cleared what happened in that area just in 1915 as a genocide joe biden believes that by doing this it will stop future atrocities of this kind but the statement is coached in terms of trying not to upset turkey too much e.m.c. the ottoman era genocide you take it i'm talking about how not to cast blame and how it's important that both countries look to the future we know that joe biden and the president of the one do not get on well that goes back to joe biden this time as vice president in the obama administration there have been tensions between the united states and turkey over recent years there was always a feeling that presidents were unwilling to go this far and declare what happened to the armenians as genocide because turkey was
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a close ally it straddles europe and the middle east there were u.s. air bases in turkey they really didn't want to upset ankara this decision by joe biden to make this announcement has been welcomed by nancy pelosi the speaker of the house saying her hearts are full of joy this will not help relations between ankara and washington d.c. . many thanks for that alan fischer giving us reaction from washington d.c. well turkey has rejected the announcement on twitter the foreign minister said words cannot change or rewrite history we have nothing to learn from anybody on our own past but it's cool opportunism is the greatest betrayal to peace and justice when tani reject the statement based solely on populism let's go to cinemas so do our correspondent in istanbul talk us through the reaction coming in from techie. well in actually the officials in ankara have been expecting such
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a statement at the finish and by the u.s. president joe biden especially given the latest signals from the washington authorities it was expected and it was all over the media everybody was discussing that even after the last night's talk between the 2 presidents some government officials presented to us had had expressed reaction on twitter for to turks perspective this is not a genocide them but rather saddening situation that's happened during the world war world war war one and that's why we heard every side of the government of opposition leaders and government allies oh we also heard from the turkish are many and. the patriarch of the turkish armenian mr much shelby and also delivered an interview to the turkish turkish state agency yesterday he said that bringing
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this issue to the parliament for 4 decades hasn't served 42 nation 2 people our main is and turks get to get close each other but it's actually increase the tension between 2 people and a 3rd parties should actually contribute on peace efforts that was what he sat in his interview and also today turkey's president sent a letter to the 85th patrick of the turkish air many community saying that turkish shares all this is sadness or turkish shares the sadness of their main armenian people due to the incidents that happened during world war 2 and turkey is committed to building peace and doing whatever necessary but turkey supports the peaceful coexistence so basically. turkey rejects the idea or
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definition of genocide but considers that this is something that happened not not only because of all our manias but the turkish territory jess that our main eons back then when russia invaded the autumn and soil in history under told us some of them were actually menu plated by the other. armenian in groups like the facts and they acted they guess the ultimate government that the time this is why it happened it's a sad situation and many other people died this is what the turkish rhetorical actual the ses but apparently uncle raise upset because they were trying to enhance the by literal ties with washington that has been strained for a while but apparently things will be a little bit difficult to improve the ties back with washington ok many thanks for that cynical giving us the take from turkey. turning now to the corona virus pandemic and the worsening crisis in india where
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hospitals are being forced to turn a wake over 19 patients on friday it set yet another global record number of new cases a staggering 346000 in just 24 hours many people are being admitted to hospitals and they are shortages of oxygen for those who are elizabeth purana reports now from new delhi. a police vehicle escorts an oxygen tank at a hospital in the indian capital new delhi the life saving gas is now the most desperately needed commodity in the country hospital directors in the capital say they manage an hour to hour waiting for supplies. we have just received a 500 liters of oxygen this will last for maybe 30 to 45 minutes the requirement for a day is a 1000 liters start at one hospital say 20 critically ill patients died because the
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oxygen delivery was 7 hours late on saturday another had to discharge all of its patients after it went out but finding a hospital bed to free has become almost impossible in the city of atlanta. i came here to get my grandfather treated he's suffering from covert 19 they are not living in sin we don't understand anything the security guard is saying there is no doctor available here if there is no doctor need the emergency ward then where will we go his oxygen level is dropping alarmingly. india recorded more than 300000 cases for the 3rd day on saturday the situation in india is a device stating reminder of what this virus can do and why we must marshal every tool against it in a comprehensive and integrated approach. countries including the u.k. in china say they're looking at ways to help india as it sees shortages of beds medicines oxygen and vaccines and the u.s.
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chamber of commerce has called on the part of the ministration to release millions of doses of astra zeneca vaccine from storage to ship to india brazil and other countries had a pandemic it said that no one will say until the so elizabeth pool on an al-jazeera new delhi. southeast asian nations have demanded an immediate end to violence against civilians in myanmar its young leaders met in the early on saturday the head of the military gentlemen on line was also at the summit that his visit was condemned by protests turning chang reports. myanmar's senior general min online arriving in jakarta ahead of saturday's summit his invitation has caused uproar in myanmar granting the just a message to the qusay protesters that was reflected by demonstrators outside the
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assy and secretariat compound the ferocity of the military crackdown on the rising death toll has drawn condemnation around the world but as the southeast asian leaders gathered it was clearly going to be a testing day splits of emerged in the group malaysia indonesia and singapore have been openly critical of this most significantly thailand has been relatively quiet since the coup. but as they went into closed session it was clearly not going to be an easy ride for myanmar senior general did put them on in that meeting i said several things one the development of the situation is unacceptable and should not continue the violence must be stopped democracy stability and peace in myanmar must be returned immediately. what has emerged from the summit is a 5 point plan calling for an end to the violence and the release of all political prisoners but. he must restrain himself and his forces so that tension can be
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relieved a request for a 2nd commitment and inclusive dialogue process must begin immediately political prisoners must be released and then as he and special envoy needs to be formed namely the secretary general and the chair of asean to encourage dialogue with all parties and be a mom. but will the military comply as u.n. has tried to reign in myanmar's military before in the ninety's and early 2000 to little avail. on the streets of darwin a protest as we're back out once again as they were in many of myanmar cities 1st in convoys of motorbikes and then on foot they will also be hard to placate having shared so much blood how will they accept returning to a system where their democracy is overseen by the military tony ching al-jazeera. so ahead on al-jazeera no hope of survivors indonesia says its navy submarine sank
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deep into the sea with 53 crewmembers on board. emerging from isolation and extreme study done in a cave that may shed some light on our own lives under lockdown. hello there with things a 2nd heating up for much of the middle east we're seeing temperatures around the gulf state higher than average for this time of year 41 degrees in q 8 and it's a similar story for much of the event things are warming up $42.00 degrees in baghdad so iraq seeing some higher temperatures and it's a similar story for iran if you look at the 3 day forecast for tehran we're seeing temperatures edging up by 10 degrees from the average 32 by the time we get to monday there will have some scattered showers around heading further south we're
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seeing temperatures where we expect them to be we could see some showers to south eastern parts of saudi arabia but let's move to central africa now where we are seeing the where the story here we've got a tropical cyclone edging into the coast of tanzania that's going to bring some heavy rains and some strong winds we could see flash flooding around doris alarm as we go into monday we'll see heavy a showers from that for the north of mozambique and those showers do continue across central areas as we head for the south things are looking a lot finer and dryer temperatures dipping down slightly to 20 degrees in capetown . frank assessments there are a lot of poison but the government needs to watch exactly how and one measure never taking for a situation like i'm not to believe you could ever get informed opinions is the
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u.s. with thinking the military positioning of the middle east wasn't just a simple act of reorganizing ministry assets this is a message to the region the united states years are rethinking its military posture in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story on al-jazeera. you're watching out of their mind of our top stories this hour u.s. president joe biden has formally recognized the massacre of armenians on to the osman empire during world war one as an act of genocide turkey says its entirety projects the decision and that it will open
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a deep wound in already frayed ties among his prime ministers welcomed it as an important day. china russia and the european union are offering india oxygen generating equipment as its co the 19 crisis worsens the health care system is close to collapsing with hospitals running out of beds medicine and oxygen. south east asian leaders have demanded an immediate end to violence against civilians in myanmar as your leaders met in indonesia on saturday gentilly the gentlemen on line was out the summit the protesters condemned his visit. 53 sailors on board a missing submarine in indonesia and now presumed dead after the 1st deborah from the vessel were discovered it was missing for some days the submarine has been declared sunk and is lying at a depth of around 850 meters jessica washington reports now from jakarta.
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after days of searching and sea crews found this debris in waters near the island of bali a torpedo launched pipe a bottle with grease sponges and even bought appears to be a primera this debris is crucial evidence but also cause for concern. with the discovery of evidence of equipment from the submarine this is the proof that there are cracks in the submarine juta heavy pressure the carolina girl 0402 was initially classified as missing authorities now say they are certain it sank crews found an oil spill with a radius of 16 kilometers in the search area. and the vessel could be lying as deep as 850 meters below the ocean surface exceeding what the submarine was built to withstand 53 people were on board experts say it's very unlikely any have survived my x.
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information in my experience would say the time for searching is past the time for for risk us. now is the time to understand what happened in tunisia navy ships are on the scene and other countries including australia singapore and the us are assisting with the search days after the submarine lost contact indonesian authorities say they are committed to finding it and trying to start the evacuation process but they warn it will be risky and complicated when the search began navy officials said if they had been a total power outage on board the crew only had enough oxygen to last 72 hours that time has now passed. we cannot say how the victims are because we haven't found them until now so the conditions of the victims cannot be determined the submarine was built in the late 1970 s. and completed a 2 year refit in south korea in 2012 now after 40 years the karen and 4
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o 2 has made its final journey and the family and friends of those on board awaiting to know what happened to their loved ones just a washington al-jazeera jakarta prosser is due to close access to the cut straight in the next hour moscow says is to conduct military exercises this would violate a treaty with ukraine and moscow says it will allow matching ships to pass through so they can access ukraine's ports in the sea of as all of this follows a move by russia to pull troops back from the border with ukraine off to a major build up in recent weeks but it's met has more from the cut straight. over my shoulder is the bridge over the strait linking crimea to the russian mainland it was built by the russians in the years after russia occupied crimea and 2014 essentially to create a permanent langley link between crimea in the russian mainland and under that
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bridge passes maritime vessels naval vessels merchant vessels to the russian and ukrainian ports in the sea of thought from 9 o'clock tonight russia says ukrainian naval vessels and 3rd party nations vessels will not be allowed through here and that will stop the ukrainian navy reaching east and ukrainian ports it is essentially another way of russia cementing control over this area they're not supposed to be able to cement control here because there is a treaty allowing russia between russia and ukraine giving them equal access to the sea of hours off and this is clearly in breach of the treaty the exercises the well russia says they're going to close access until october until the end of october that's an extremely long time for naval exercises to go on for let's get the perspective from the ukrainian side strath that is at the port of not in power.
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well the ukrainians as you can imagine a very angry about this they called it a gross violation of the right to freedom of navigation and a violation of the u.n. convention of the law of the sea they see it as being a provocation by russia only adding to the kind of tension that we've seen in the region in the last couple of weeks around that vast troop deployment by the russians along ukrainian borders and around crimea this will to the eyes off see in the strait is supposed to be on a joint jurisdiction when the russians and ukrainians according to a 2003 agreement now cover days ago we were out with the marriott poll maritime that work with the ukrainian navy and they were saying that that agreement was signed in 2003 and he's now almost redundant because of course we've had a conflict that started in 2014 and russia annexed crimea so the ukrainians are feeding weakened policy if you like to to act and that's despite obviously great
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international support in rhetoric at least calling for the russians to to maintain freedom of navigation in these very strategically important waters for both countries. in iraq most camps for displaced people are struggling to provide shelter aid workers estimate that more than 100000 people have been made homeless sharing the coronavirus pandemic and no money has been provided to rebuild homes destroyed during is a fighting some a binge of aid reports from camp in northern iraq. i am not sure how to take care of his 5 children this tense all they have after being made homeless for the 2nd time the iraqi government has shut down most camps for the people displaced by the fighting and of 1000 an hour left with no shelter. my house was destroyed by an asteroid. i lived in a camp for 3 years they asked me to leave the last one and i heard about this camp
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i have been here for 4 months 12 year old son his abdominal comes but he and many others don't have access to health care at this remote camp in the northern self-governing kurdish region. we believe the iraqi government's decision to close the camps isn't military but a political decision kurdish regional government opened its doors we don't benefit from the refugees there are a burden on the carriage of government but we look after them for humanitarian reasons. aid workers say 70 percent of the people here are in debt many for trying to find food in a home it's kitchen there's barely enough to eat. living here is also difficult but i don't have a choice i can only buy potatoes rice eggplant we can't afford meat i haven't tasted meat for months since of the camps for shut down 300 families have arrived at the house and charm you to camp those in charge say the government is intentionally making matters worse to force out people. the iraqi government did
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not include them in the food baskets for displaced families and help from n.g.o.s is not enough for all the world food program gives money which is not sufficient concern and fear is that the situation is going to become more difficult for the last 2 months there have been no electricity in this camp which is home to about 5000 people but even in a day's conditions people find life easier than what it is when they try to go back and rebuild their homes which have been destroyed in the fighting. so i had i would have found shelter in this construction site he's angry for being forced out of his tent with nowhere to go and no opportunities to rebuild his life. yes they forced me to leave the camp kick me out without any alternative my house is totally damage if the government pays me i will rebuild my house i want to return but the situation has forced me to live here in addition to destroyed homes there are security issues arab residents of sent fear kurdish groups such as the y p g n p k k. others displaced from the province are afraid of fighters aligned with the
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popular mobilization forces iraq's government told al-jazeera people were not forced to leave an official with the ministry of migration says 26 camps are still operating in northern iraq but he admitted the financial compensation promised a dog who left has not been paid. iraq's budget issues for several years has been an obstacle to receive and distribute money for iraqis like ahmed those reasons just sound like excuses from people who no longer care. how to camp kurdish region of northern iraq. ever wonder what it would feel like to disconnect from the world and hide away in a cave for a few weeks well 15 people in front's have found out a group of french scientists and explorer explorers have emerged from a cave up to spending 14 days in size they went deep isolation without any sense of time under schapelle has more in story book with a jeweler an anesthesiologist
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a security guard and some scientists walk out of a cave and back into the world. they spent 6 weeks in isolation deep inside the pyrenees mountains in southwest france as part of a scientific study the 15 men and women lived in a humid cave in partial darkness without phones watches natural lights nor any other indicator of time. the deep time experiment is led by swiss french researcher and explore christian close to studying how extreme isolation affects people's cognition and emotions. close widely known for carrying out expeditions alone to remote reaches of the planet and this study focuses on how people can be disorientated by extreme events and explore ways to prepare for them. we want to be true or. believe they can synchronize. and not trying to lead. the wonderful environment in situation.
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the group's sleep patterns behavior and social interactions were watched closely and sensors measured help thoughts and feelings are impacted in what seems a timeless space. out of the cave but not yet out of the woods the study is carrying on now that they've been reintroduced to the world outside. al-jazeera. this is our desire and these are your top stories u.s. president joe biden has formally recognized the massacre made me an under the awesome an empire well for one as an act of genocide turkey says it entirely rejects that decision and that it will open a deep wound in already frayed ties i mean it's prime minister welcomed it as an important day and fishes in washington with more remember back in 2019 both the
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house and the senate here it.

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