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called separatism laws. we look back at the history of muslim immigration in france in a 3 part series. muslims of france episode one on al-jazeera really understand the differences in the similarities of cultures across the world so much of what we do to get news and current affairs that matter to you. the u.s. formally recognizes the mass killings of armenians more than a sentry ago as genocide. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up me and maurice top general attends the summit where leaders them and then an end to
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the crackdown and the return to democracy. police escort precious oxygen supplies in the indian capital but for some coronavirus patience it's simply too late and the maritime standoff in the black sea of russia restricts access to ukraine's neagle vessels. u.s. president joe biden has formally recognized the mass killings of armenians under the awesome an empire during world war one as an act of genocide armenia's prime minister has welcomed the announcement by that was rejected by turkey's government which said that it is not supported by any evidence in a written statement to the u.s. president said we remember the lives of all those who died in the also many are armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever
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occurring again he added we do this not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated well armenians around the world are marking the anniversary of the killings a ceremony was held in armenia's capital yet a van with the prime minister and president among those who paid tribute to the victims armenians say the killings committed in the final days of the offerman empire amounts to a genocide but the turkish government rejects that description of reports and the warning some of the images in his report are disturbing. it's a story more than 100 years old for turkey it's a chapter that's turned 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 or thousands of armenians from
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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 observed by many armenians abroad on april 24th every year is why this scene in turkey as a western propaganda aimed at a time machine the country's reputation has very strong objections to the use of the word genocide those see it as being linked to the holocaust you know these are 2 separate atrocities 30 years apart so that's not really the case they also worry
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about some kind of legal claims against them but again these are tragic events that occurred more than 100 years ago 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 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
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pressed to improve its record in human rights with biden's latest move the u.s. joins dozens of countries that have declared the atrocities against minions more than a century ago an act of genocide. 0 for more on this let's cross to alan fischer in washington d.c. alan as we heard there in hashem report there has been reluctance from the united states to take the step in the past now we heard a senior administration official say that recognition was intended to honor the victims but how much do you west turkey political relations if you will what part do they play in this announcement. well we know that other presidents have thought about this one already and came the closest to it back in 1981 and you can see from the language in this statement that joe biden and this administration doesn't really want to upset her too much to talk about how this is an autumn an
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era genocide ho it's not to cast blame and how both sides should look to the future but the reality is that the u.s. and turkey relations have been weak for the last couple of years there's certainly no love lost between joe biden and president and there were tense relationships when when joe biden was vice president during the obama administration and the 2 didn't go on terribly well perhaps joe biden feels slightly emboldened that he can take this step no because turkey is in a slightly weaker economic position that not likely to announce any huge backlash to me talk about it but really economically they can't really hurt the united states and we know that joe biden one year ago on the 24th of april last year when he was then candidate biden said that he was going to take this step and he would perhaps have been emboldened by the fact that both the house and the senate in
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a bipartisan nature back in 2019 actually called this a genocide as well so i had all of that to the fact that the biggest armenian diaspora in the world is in the united states and particularly inside southern california joe biden obviously felt that this was a good time to make the move to on or a promise that he made and also believing that the backlash from russia from tucky might not be so big there is a problem though and he know is that the one has moved towards more score in the last couple of years much closer relationships with vladimir putin and that has weakened the relationship between washington and remember turkey is a need to remember the unite. states's earpieces the always seem talkies an important link between europe and the middle east this is more likely to make the talks look again at more school and bill cross closer relationships with blood to be uprooted it will not help relationships between washington and ankara alan
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fischer with the latest on that from washington d.c. alan as always thank you. well the. yen has welcomed calling it an important day for all armenians he says the u.s. says once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to protecting human rights and universal values. but and surprisingly turkey's foreign minister may have rejected biden's a statement saying words cannot change or rewrite history simcoe side who has more now from istanbul. we see that turkish officials find the statement as void and not all and according to turkish foreign ministry and other turkish officials the statement by president biden has been issued has been made under the pressure of what the statement says radical armenian circles basically turkey believes that.
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president biden made this decision based on the armenian lobbies pressure. on the politics inside the united states that's why they say that the statement doesn't have any scholarly or legal basis there is no evidence. will say and with regards to the events of $915.00 none of the conditions required for the use of the term genocide that are strictly defined in international law are met basically turkey sees joe biden statement as a political statement which is based on populism to save the day the relations have been strained after united states policy is to cooperate with the kurdish fighter groups in syria after the syrian uprising because those syrian fighters syrian kurdish fighters group is linked to the output kurdistan workers' party for turkey and that's why turkey has rejected. the cooperation between
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an armed group and the state which is united states for turkey it's a populist decision but of course how the relations will prevail from now on it is an unknown but things will be much more difficult between washington and korea. southeast asian leaders have demanded an end to violence against civilians and. earlier today the military gentle leader general. was also at the summit his visit was by protesters tony port's. senior general been online arriving into carter 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 at c.n.n. secretariat compound the ferocity of the military crackdown on the rising death
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toll has drawn condemnation around the world. but as the southeast asian leaders gathered it was clearly going to be a testing day splits emerged in the group malaysia indonesia and singapore have been openly critical of this most significantly thailand have 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 in myanmar 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 relieved a request for
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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 nehemiah but will the military comply as c.n.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 well back out once again as they were in many of our 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.
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there is renewed tension between russia and ukraine this time at sea russia has closed all naval access to the kurdish strait in violation of a treaty with ukraine which is called the movie legal moscow says they're conducting military drills as they did while amassing tens of thousands of troops on the ukraine border in recent weeks on friday those army units began withdrawing but earlier this week naval exercises on the black sea with more than 20 participating in joint drills with air force fighter jets russia took control of the kurdish strait when an annex crimea in 2014 it is a vital passage between the black sea russia says it will allow merchant ships to pass and access ukraine's eastern ports but there are concerns the blockade could leave key of vulnerable to russian aggression burnet smith has more from crimea. on the way out of crimea but very much still in charge of russia's land the sea and
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air forces are heading back to their bases after 2 weeks of exercises along the border with ukraine and in the black sea it was a mobilization big enough to worry nato with at least 100000 russian soldiers estimated to have been involved but russia is keeping up the pressure on its neighbor by closing the curch straight to the ukrainian navy this links the black sea to the sea of hours off and ukraine's eastern ports russia's main motive is to demonstrate that it controls crimea because russia has recognized gray mir's part of russia for the way a reason to control 'd this equitorial around on the peninsula and closing down the rated you must raise who is in this part of the black sea and in the sea the bridge over the strait was built by russia in the years after its 2014 occupation of crimea it creates a permanent link to the russian mainland there's a treaty between russia and ukraine agreeing equal access to the sea but russia
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says it can close the strait the military exercises and these will last until the end of october there's not much ukraine can do unless it wants to take on russia's navy burn its main al-jazeera crimea. still to come here on al-jazeera forced out of their homes and businesses residents anger at a massive capital city of regeneration project. on turning their backs on civilization the cable france war time has been standing still for nearly 6 weeks. hello we've got some lovely spring sunshine continuing across many parts of central and northern europe at the moment 5 weather continuing remaining unusually dry
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having said that into a good part of the british isles and on into scandinavia high pressure still firmly in charge here and you can see have it runs down into those senseless if you let's move out of the way look what's coming got to an area of low pressure just spinning into spain and portugal as we go on through the next couple of days are going to say it's heading increasingly wet here as we go through sunday some heavy showers rattling in this case through the next couple days it stays dry there across a good cost of the british hours across the low countries that really a sleep raise is going to make it feel fantastic it has to be said as it runs in across east anglia and the southeast down across the low countries but it's dry as can be largely dry to into those central parts shall a sweep across spain by the time we do come to monday what's the weather coming to northern parts of italy still a chance of one of 2 shots just around the eastern side of but for the med it's fine and dry as is the case across a good part of northern africa well the past in iraq when the other hand will see some shop shells from time to time quite
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a brisk wind as well lifting some dust and sand and staying very warm through towards the east. in the 1st time. to. amy out where the 1st settlements formed the cradle of civilization iraqi people have depended on the tigris and euphrates for centuries can no longer make a living on rivers blighted by womb and pollution algis or world reveals how the manmade decline of one of history's most famed ancient environments is leaving its people struggling to survive iraq's dying rivers. the the e.u. and the. the.
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welcome back is a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president joe biden has formally recognize the massacre of armenians under the ottoman empire during world 'd war one as an act of genocide armenia's prime minister welcomed it as an important day but turkey has rejected it saying it will open a deeper wound in already freer trade ties southeast asian leaders of demanded an immediate end to violence against civilians in myanmar asin leaders met even easy on saturday the leader of myanmar student i was also at the summit of the protestors come there and his visit and russia has closed off access to the khurshid straight which is used by the ukrainian navy to access its eastern ports moscow says it will conduct military exercises ukraine says it's a breach of international maritime. india has
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recorded a record number of coronavirus cases for a 3rd straight day with almost 350000 infections staff at overwhelmed hospitals are begging for exigent supplies as the country's health care system buckles at least 40 patients have died in the capital in the past 2 days due to shortages elizabeth per annum reports now from new delhi where one person is dying of covert 19 every 4 minutes. 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 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 off to atlanta out but finding a hospital bed to free has become almost impossible in the city have been on a corridor i came here to get my grandfather treated he suffering from covered 19 they are not letting us in 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 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. and china say they're looking at ways to help india as it sees shortages of beds
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and medicines oxygen and vaccines and the u.s. chamber of commerce has called on the bottom of the situation to release millions of doses of astra zeneca vaccine from storage to ship to india brazil and other countries had bought a pandemic it said that no one to say until everyone the same elizabeth problem al-jazeera dead of. fish. 3 sailors on board a missing submarine in indonesia are now presumed dead after the 1st they brief from the vessel was the scuppered the submarine had been missing since wednesday after it lost contact in the bali strait near the island jessica washington reports now from jakarta. after days of searching by air and sea crews found this debris in waters near the island of bali a torpedo launch pipe a bottle with grease sponges and even bought appears to be
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a printer 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 4 o 2 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 ex information in my experience would say it's time for searching is past the time for for risky. now is the time to understand what happened indonesian navy ships are on the scene and other countries
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including australia singapore and the u.s. 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 carolina 4 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 jessica washington al-jazeera
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jakarta. memorial services are being held across chad to owner the late president eatery stay b. who died after being injured in a rebel attack maybe salim is now heading the military council that will be in charge for the next 18 months morgan reports. the inner alright for the plane president agrees there be printing. paper money was held in the largest public square here in the capital and on friday on saturday a much smaller $1.00 was held for family and friends in one of his homes here. president agrees that he was announced by the military on monday saying that he died from injuries he sustained in the rebel front for change and called for a group in the northern region of the announcement of his death should the nation its came just hours after early election results he had won as fixed term in office and was said to be room for another 5 years now many people here are wondering what
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comes next for their country and the biggest concern is how that will shape the political arena here the opposition have rejected by private a military council headed by his 37 year old mohammed would be leaving the country for the next 18 months people on the streets who have children who are also confused about what comes next they say that the want to see their country united and they want to see the stability of the country especially because the country is facing many threats the rebel group that attacked the northern region of timing meant to bestie over the past few days there are concerns about the geopolitical stability is active in many cons of terrorism operations as well as along the border with mali and major so many people all concerned about the stability of the region and the country with the president the labor groups have also rejected the fact that the military body is in charge of the 6th in line member transitional council will be appointed as well as the transitional government all to be appointed by the deceased president agrees that. many people here are reflecting
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that but the focus right now for them as they grew for their president of 30 years is how to move forward how to unite and that's something that we've heard from people at the funeral on friday and from family members here as well saying that there are concerns with the death of a bridge that people have been running the country for 33 decades how things from here for tad and its people. in guinea hundreds of homes have been demolished in a controversial cleanup campaign the government says it's a long overdue development but residents say they have not received the compensation they promised has more. it's a huge campaign to clean up going to key in what the government says is an effort to develop guinea but in the process thousands of families are being evicted their homes razed to the ground in the ruins of we saw these machines come to destroy our
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houses tools windows everything they said that they wanted to widen the roads because of that they destroyed everything many of the forced evictions are happening in the capital areas with a mix of small businesses residential buildings and informal dwellings. beginning the government says the land belongs to the state and those living there are squatters even though many have proof of ownership. these satellite images showed the extent of house demolition in 200-1008 loan an estimated 20000 lost their homes then and many more since the president alpha condé said people will be compensated but rights groups say it's slow to come and often people are left in limbo many of the people robin victim in conakry not only live in the house they have the business in the house shops and they might have the children going to school in the neighborhood and in the space of such a short time using that the government really has an obligation to make sure that
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provides for the people being evicted and that they don't suffer in the process. residents complained they're giving very little notice before they reduced to rubble. to kamar i was informed just 72 hours before his home and livelihood were bulldozed. this is where i had my 2 shops one was a store it's all gone now i have to live in a minibus they destroyed everything in a few seconds they leave nothing to the poor like me food is also running a small business from the bus and has so far not received any compensation. the government is likely to continue its drive to gentrify the capital and rights groups say that without providing a tour it is for people those living in poverty will only see their lives deteriorate further. now ever wanted to completely
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get away from it all for a few. people in france have taken that idea to stream the 15 scientists and explorers have just emerged from 40. isolation with no sense of time even and explains. a jeweler an anesthesiologist 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 chris young close to studying how extreme isolation affects people's cognition and emotions. close widely known for carrying out expeditions alone to
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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 again be true of. all we believe how they can synchronize their. own leak and not trying to lead. the environment in situation the group 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 and al-jazeera . having lined are now of the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. president joe biden has formally recognize the massacre 'd of armenians and that he
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