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holding the powerful to account as we examine the u.s. is room in the world on al-jazeera. the the in. an explosion at a hospital in baghdad at least 20 people. have been killed. along barbara sorry you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up the u.s. formally recognizes the mass killings of armenians more than a century ago as a genocide armenia's leader calls it a powerful step but the move is rejected by turkey myanmar's top general attends the asin summit where leaders them and then end to the crackdown and the return to democracy plus searchers recovered a brief from
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a missing indonesian submarine but hopes for finding the crew alive have faded. well we started the program with some breaking news out of iraq where medical sources have told al jazeera that at least 20 people have been killed in an explosion at a hospital in south eastern baghdad apparently many more than the 20 killed are actually injured at the facility was reportedly treating covais that 19 patients and there are reports that the blast was actually caused by an oxygen cylinder let me just recap what we can tell you here the facts that we have here at al jazeera some medical sources are telling us that at least 20 people have been killed in an
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explosion at a hospital in southeastern baghdad you can see the pictures the. there are we are trying to connect to our correspondents on the ground and bring you more on that story as we get it but 20 killed many more injured and there are suspicions reports that the blast was caused by an oxygen cylinder because in this particular hospital people will reportedly be treated for covert 19 soon more on that breaking news story coming out of baghdad here and as we get more info. to some of the day's other news now in u.s. president joe biden has formally recognized the mass killings of armenians under the ultimate empire during world war one as an act of genocide armenia's prime minister has welcomed the announcement but it was rejected by turkey's government which said it's not supported by any evidence in a written statement the u.s.
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president said we remember the lives of all those who died in the ocean air our ninian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever occurring again he added we do this not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated well and millions around the world are marking the anniversary of the killings a ceremony was held in armenia's capital yet yvonne with the prime minister and president among those who paid tribute to the victims armenian say the killings committed in the final days of the ottoman empire amounts to a genocide the turkish government rejects that scription. 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
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1915 that was when ottoman turks deported hundreds or 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 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 was very strong objections to the use of
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the word genocide but those see it as being linked to the holocaust these are the 2 road 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. managed to prevent an escalation 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
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described as an autocrat and over the last few months the by the administration has 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 armenians more than a century ago an act of genocide him about our al-jazeera ok well let's go back to our top story and that is that explosion in a hospital in baghdad let's speak to some wonderful things on the line from the iraqi capital and now i see one of the news breaking about a half an hour an hour ago what more can you tell us. well we understand that a fire broke out at the past people in baghdad around 2 hours ago we understand from the civil defense that most likely that
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a fire was caused by the explosion of oxygen cylinders in that hospital which was used to treat covert 19 patients another civil defense source mentioned that there were around 120 people present in the ward that was burned and the vast majority of them have been saved but we understand that there are quite a number of fatalities a number still going up as the civil defense are putting out the fires and retrieving the bodies but we understand at this point that we're likely looking at a relatively high death toll here and of course the health sector in iraq is suffering another blow with this explosion here it's already a sector that is underfunded at least suffering from lack of supplies and doctors have told me in the past that there are often security concerns involving oxygen cylinders which are not handled properly that hospitals don't have the right
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security measures in place to make sure that such exposure it's don't happen but of course an investigation into the causes of this fire is still ongoing and those results are likely to be published in the coming days but of course such a fire at one of these major hospitals comes at a quite a blow at a time when the country is registering in record numbers of cope with 9000 cases just last week we had the highest number recorded since the onset of combining with over 8600 new infections per day and the total number of infections have exceeded 1000000 cases at the moment so any kind of any such incidents in one of the hospital. i have been treating patients that approaches that back to already existing struggles in fighting the pandemic absolutely terrible news coming out of baghdad similar thank you so much for bringing us up to date and oh you're chasing out more developments in details on the story for the moment some of the fulton on
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the line from baghdad thank you. now india has recorded a record number of corona virus cases for a 3rd straight day with almost 350000 infections staff overwhelmed hospitals are begging for oxygen 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 problem 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 a 500 liters of oxygen this will last for maybe 30 to 45 minutes the requirement
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for a day is a 1000 liters start at one hospital say 20 critically ill patients died because the oxygen to live it 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 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 3rd day on saturday the situation in india is a device stating a reminder of why this virus can do and why we must marshal every tool against it in a comprehensive and integrated approach. countries including the u.k.
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in china say they're looking at ways to help india as it sees shortages of. oxygen and vaccine. and the u.s. chamber of commerce has called on the part of the distro 7 to release millions of doses of the astra zeneca vaccine from storage to ship to india brazil and other countries had hired by the pandemic it's said that no one will say until every assault and there's a problem al-jazeera and. southeast asian leaders have demanded any media and the violence against civilians in. earlier on saturday the military general lie was also at the summit of the his visit was by protesters tony chang reports. myanmar's
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senior general been online arriving in jakarta ahead of saturday's summit his invitation has caused uproar in myanmar granting that just a mystery to the qusay protesters that was reflected by demonstrators outside the s.c.n. secretariat compound the ferocity of the military crackdown and 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
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be returned immediately but. 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 could be relieved that 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 model 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 dar way protestors were 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
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returning to a system where their democracy is overseen by the military tony ching al-jazeera. still to come on the al-jazeera and maritime standoff in the black sea russia restricts access for ukraine's naval vessels and forced out of their homes and businesses residents anger at a massive capital city very generational project. hello the weather remains fine and dry across much of australia not too much and where dry weather up towards the far northeast having said that just around cans of been raining for the best part of a week here some very heavy showers in and around northern and eastern parts of
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queensland i'm afraid those showers stay with us as we go on through sunday elsewhere across the country is sloshing fine and dry a little on the cool side still down towards the southeast and glora temperatures should recover as we go on through the next couple of days having said that but the high teens from melbourne to 23 fourths in the similar value the 4 adelaide over towards perth well here we have got some pleasant sunshine temperatures here at around $28.00 celsius as we go on through monday into tuesday the showers will continue just around the fall north of queensland more heavy showers coming through here and we'll see that chance of want to show is just around the gulf coast as well show us to a possibility in supernews ala particularly around the north island dry weather coming back aim high a dry weather now coming in across a good part of japan has seen a few showers just squeeze the way across the northern half of the country for sunday too bad across a good part of honshu chance of quality showers but looking good as we go through monday and fine and dry for the korean peninsula.
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and that's seas for the blinds and the robotic. tom for the disabled. young australian engine isn't venting tools to help people gain independence. you decided that we'll put the ability to recognize objects on the fire and say that people with limited vision will be able to recognize everyday objects women make science gals on al-jazeera. what.
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a comeback is a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera at least 20 people have reportedly been killed in an explosion at a hospital in baghdad the facility affected was reportedly treating covert 900 patients there are reports that the blast could have been caused by an oxygen cylinder southeast asian leaders of demanded an immediate end to violence against civilians in me along asael leaders met in indonesia on saturday the leader of myanmar is junk that was also at the summit of the protesters kind of the end is visit. and u.s. president joe biden has formally recognized the massacre over me and said that the ultimate empire during world war one as an act of genocide i mean his prime minister welcomed it as an important day but turkey has rejected it saying it will open a deep wound in a way the frayed. law and fisheries in washington d.c. with more on the political significance of president biden's statement. we know
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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 in this administration doesn't really want to upset her too much to talk about how this is an autumn an era genocide ho snot 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 they're not likely to announce any huge backlash to me talk about it but really economically they can't really heart the
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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 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 knew is that no one has moved towards more school in the last couple of years much closer relationships with vladimir putin and that has weakened the relationship between washington and remember turkey is
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a need to remember the united. it says. always seem talkies an important link between europe and the middle east this is more likely to meet the talks look again at more school and bill cross closer relationships with vladimir putin it will not help relationships between washington and. there is renewed tension between russia and ukraine this time at sea russia has closed all naval access to the care straight in violation of a treaty with ukraine chess called the legal moscow says they are 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 ramped up on the black sea with more than 20 warships participating in joint drills with air force fighter jets russia took control of the courage strait when it and makes trainee a in 2014 it's
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a vital passage between the hours of and the black sea russia says it will allow merchant ships to pass and access ukraine's eastern ports but there are concerns that the blockade could leave kiev vulnerable to russian aggression burnin smith has more from crimea. on the way out of crimea but very much still in charge of russia's land sea and 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 where there were reason to control this equitorial around on the
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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 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. 53 sailors on board a missing submarine in the are now presumed dead after the 1st of a brief from the vessel was the scabbard the submarine had been missing since wednesday after it lost contact in the belly strait of the island itself jessica washington reports from jakarta. after days of searching by air
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and sea crews found this debris in waters near the island of bali a torpedo launch pipe a bottle with grease sponges and even what appears to be a primitive 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
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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 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
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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 memorial services are being held across china to honor the late president the very steady who died after being injured in a rebel attack they base salary is now heading the military council that will be in charge for the next 18 months he will morgan reports. funeral ride for flame president agrees there be printing news as they term it was held in the largest public square here in the capital into may now on friday on saturday a much smaller one was held for family and friends in one of his homes here in germany president idriss deby was announced by the military on monday saying that he died from injuries he sustained fighting the rebel front for change and called 3rd group in the northern region of the announcement of his death should the nation
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its came just hours after early election results so that he had won as fixed term in office and was set to room for another 5 years now many people here are wondering what comes next for the country and the biggest concern is how that will shape the political arena here in chad the opposition have rejected by private and military council headed by his 37 year old son. would be leaving the country for the next 18 months people on the streets who have spoken to 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 besides the rebel group that attacked the northern region of planning went 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 miley and major so many people about the stability of the region and the country with the president the liberal groups have also rejected the fact that the military
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body is in charge of a 16 line member transitional council will be appointed as well as a transitional government all to be appointed by the deceased president agrees that . so many people here are rejecting that but the focus right now for them as they grieve their president of 30 years is how to move on forward how to unite that's something that we've heard from people the funeral on friday and from family members here as well saying that they are concerned with. death of a breeze that people have been running the country for 33 decades how things are from here for tad and if people. where than 600. have had their homes the controversial clean up campaign in the capital conakry the government says it's a long overdue development but residents say they've not received the compensation they were promised. has the story. it's a huge campaign to clean up going to be in what the government says is an effort to
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develop guinea but in the process thousands of families are being evicted their homes razed to the ground in the and we saw these machines come to destroy our 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 in government says the land belongs to the state and those living there are squatters even though many have proof of ownership. these satellite images show 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
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have their business in the house shops and they might have the children going to school in the neighborhood and 'd in the space of such a short time losing that and the government really has an obligation to make sure that provides for the people being evicted so that they don't suffer in the process . residents complained they're giving very little notice before this is reduced to rubble. put it to morrow is informed just 72 hours before his home and livelihood were bulldozed. this is where i had my 2 shops one was a stool 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
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groups say that without providing a tour it is for people those living in poverty will only see their lives deteriorate further but at the. time after a reminder of our top stories on our medical sources have told al-jazeera that at least 20 people have been killed in an explosion at a hospital in southeastern baghdad the facility was reportedly treating kovac 1000 patients the blast the said to have been caused by an oxygen cylinder us president joe biden has formally recognized the massacre of armenians under the ottoman empire during world war one as an act of genocide in a rich.

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