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and explore how and why a man still plays an important regional role today. at least 20 children many injured after oxygen cylinders explode inside a baghdad hospital. hello everyone i'm. here in doha this is the world news from al-jazeera u.s. president joe biden has labelled as genocide the killing of armenians a century ago it's prompted turkey to summon america's ambassador in protest also police escort precious oxygen supplies around the indian capital but for some coronavirus patients it's just too late and searches recover debris from
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a missing indonesian submarine leading them to conclude all on board have perished . developing story out of iraq 1st of all where doctors say at least 20 people have been killed after an explosion inside a baghdad hospital a fire burned through a ward where coated 19 patients were being treated it's understood an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode right now the fire has been put out so wonderful things our correspondent in baghdad keeping an eye on this one early hours of sunday morning now simona tell us more on what more you know. well the fire broke out late night on saturday. hospital in south east that in its i.c.u. ward you understand it at that time there were 120 patients at med it and that the
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war in addition to health staff as well as family members who are allowed to stay. patients even overnight the death toll is still rising we understand a dozen have died as a result of this fire which we understand at this point was caused by the explosion of an a poorly stored oxygen cylinder in the i.c.u. ward now the fire has already been put out the surviving patients have been transferred to to nearby hospitals but many of them of course have been severely injured and we understand the death toll may still rise and of course this comes at a time when iraq is battling a surge in covert 19 infections just last wednesday the country registered the highest number yet with over 8600 new coronavirus cases which was the highest since the onset of the pandemic and the total number of cases have now exceeded $1000000.00 in iraq and of course this i.c.u.
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ward that was a blaze tonight was one of those you wards that isn't admitting and treating coronavirus patients and of course it's one of the many setbacks and challenges the country has faced in fighting the pandemic kind of what i wanted to ask someone who was about the sort of state of. medical facilities and the infrastructure in iraq maybe not specifically this hotel. hospital i know but tell me about the state of the infrastructure. well iraq's health care sector is extremely underfunded if you look at the health expenditure capita it's among the lowest in the region and what it looks like on the ground in hospitals is that they lack a very basic supplies even like such a sutras for example and this particular hospital like many others doesn't for example have a centralized oxygen system where patients can. basically put on masks and inhale
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oxygen as they're needed so you have these oxygen cylinders that must be placed next to the patients which are of course also stored inside the hospitals and we understand that was the source of the explosion so of course this incident has reignited anger among the public about the poor state of the health care sector especially during the pandemic there have there's already been outrage about the delays in iraq receiving the covert 19 vaccines that they have also been criticism of the health ministry in terms of how it has failed to equip its hospitals with protective gear with basic necessities really to fight the pandemic so this is just the latest example in how people feel the government has really failed to supply the health care sector to really equip it to try to not just fight this pandemic but provide health care services to iraq he's in general thank you for that update simone of 14 in baghdad on to other news and u.s.
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president joe biden has formally recognized the 915 mass killings of armenians and the crumbling ottoman empire as an act of genocide in a written statement the us president said this we remember the lives of all those who died in the ottoman era. genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from occurring again he added we do this not to cast blame but to ensure that what happened is never repeated. turkey rejecting that statement though and of some of the us ambassador in ankara in protest foreign minister. said words cannot change or rewrite history we have nothing to learn from anybody on our own past political opportunism is the greatest betrayal to peace and justice entirely rejects that statement based soley on populism well for i mean this is a watershed moment at home and among the extensive diaspora worldwide president
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biden's announcement coincided with the 106th anniversary of the mass killings the armenian prime minister nicole passion young says it is a powerful step towards justice let's hear from tion who is a former foreign affairs advisor to the armenian prime minister and founder and editor in chief of media he told us the recognition is important because it will now affects domestic and foreign u.s. policy. this is historic this is historic for many reasons this is historic because it is the 1st time well. president ronald reagan back in the day in 1901 also once mentioned the word genocide but this is key because the white house and executive in the u.s. are now formally recognizing it which will mean that there will be policy changes and those policy changes will be both domestic in the united states and in the foreign policy of washington it's not just important to us it's important because
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once you use the word it becomes a legal and politically binding process which means that there should be responsibility carried out because of that that's why turkey is more afraid of the word than anyone else so they are ready to hear anything that they're ready to accept the deputations which are factually based by the autumn on archives but they're afraid of the word genocide because that will mean there's a very clear ramifications for the turkish state and i think that that's part that's part of the reason why the so-called g u warrant which the turks were calling for a number of years for decades now has been basically one of the big stigma for them now by president joe biden statement it is finally becoming clear that the united states which has long recognized the armenian genocide which has armenian communities that ended up in this country because of that genocide is now formally talking about it and he's formally going to make it part of its policy and that remains to be seen. we also heard from talkies presidential spokesman
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a bit of him colleen who told us joe biden statement has no legal basis our president the president had gone made a call back in 2005 to form. a joint commission commission of historians turkish armenian russian british and other historians to look into what happened exactly in 115 before and after and we open our archives so all the facts in fact are available but again as i said driven by political. agendas never a political agenda unfortunately some of these parliaments and governments have chosen to accept this armenian propaganda of the killing of armenians in 1915 historical facts are out there what is presented as a case for genocide has no historical basis has no legal basis in fact to call anything a genocide you need an international court established particularly for that
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purpose this is the case with syrup anita and rwanda 2 recent cases of genocide in modern history in closer history you have to international courts deciding on this and there is no such court decision so why use this term if it doesn't have any legal basis and it only has turn issue has negative political consequences we. communicated all this points to the us administration but it's clearly a day it's clear that they make this statement without any historical grounds without any legal or political grounds other than the fact that they just. you know play into the hands of a group of lobbyists for this and unfortunately this of course casts a doubt and clout on us turkish relations but also it makes in our efforts to normalize relations with our many a much more difficult well there's a strong i mean population in los angeles and that's where rob reynolds is for us
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now rob tell us about reaction there today. welcome all i'm standing on the grounds of the armenian martyrs memorial monuments and today on this marine member and stay of the for the armenian people many many americans and members of the diaspora community are here they're laying flowers at the memorial many of the wearing dark colors to denote the somberness of the occasion but the people that we have spoken to here are us are in agreement with one of your guest said that this is a landmark watershed day this is a very important thing for the armenian american community something that they have pushed for over many successive presidential terms and they expressed gratitude to president joe biden for what he did and what he said in that statement you know it
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is really almost central to the identity of armenians in the diaspora and in their homeland in the republic of armenia in the caucasus that the the. events of the 1915 and thereafter that took the lives of so many people at the hands of the ottoman empire. as one man told me a wound that never heals and keeps festering and it is somewhat of a step towards healing and recognition to have the united states. use the word genocide in relation to the armenian experience and people say that they hope that this is a step towards turkey eventually coming around and deciding to change its view of history. in and to put it into accord with what most historians say
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actually happens elsewhere in the los angeles region which as you noted is that one of the centers of the. diaspora in the united states the. there were a large crowd of people who marched waving flags to the army to the turkish consulate in hollywood they were shouting shame shame on turkey and waving the armenian flag that was a one. response a response a somewhat of continued anger but here it is more of a question of solemnity of remembrance and of gratitude to the u.s. and to the u.s. president biden from all thank you rob reynolds reporting from the. still ahead for you southeast asian leaders hold talks with me and miles military leader and have agreed on a 5 point plan calling for an end to the violence and code for new zealand stages the world's largest concert since the country endemic again.
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of days as we go on into monday that will continue to slide its way a little further east was pushing in across the rockies snow for the canadian prayer is a bit of snow for the u.s. prairie's further south it's looking fine interact with some pleasant spring sunshine at long last all the way down into western parts of florida so looking good here the fine weather stretches across a good part of mexico it is set fair here in the sense that say across much of the caribbean with lots of love the sunshine just want to see showers into jamaica into cuba into haiti but elsewhere a slightly sunny. it's a very bleak picture for a lot of americans out there a white supremacy impacts all of our lives if you're putting more money into the hands of someone 1st taking money out of the hands of other workers their own goes to their camp it becomes us versus them this is the deal about constraining your nuclear program the bottom line the big questions on out is they are understand the
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differences and similarities of cultures across the wound so no matter when you cool hand luke or even news and current affairs that matter to you. the top stories for you this hour on al-jazeera doctors in iraq so at least 20 people have been killed after an explosion inside a bank that hospital fire burned through a ward where coated 19 patients were big transcends joe biden's become the 1st u.s. president to formally recognize the mass killing of armenians during the oshman empire as an act of genocide biden said his intention is not to cast blame but to ensure that happens again and turkey rejects by the state and it's something the
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u.s. ambassador in ankara in protest i mean ian prime minister nicole passion young says it's a powerful step towards justice. india has recorded a record number of corona virus cases again the 3rd day in a row with almost 350000 new infections staff at the overwhelmed hospitals are begging for oxygen supplies the country's health care system buckles this 40 patients have died in the capital in the past 2 days due to those oxygen shortages and there's a breath purana report now from new delhi where one person is dying of carbon 1000 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
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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 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 and then. 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
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a device stating 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. in china so they're looking at ways to help india as it's. beds medicines oxygen and vaccine. and the u.s. chamber of commerce has called on the positive in the situation to release millions of doses of the astra zeneca vaccine from storage to shipped to india brazil and other countries had by the pandemic it said that no one is safe until everyone decides elizabeth purana al-jazeera new delhi the. southeast asian nations have called for an immediate end to the violence against civilians in may and see on the days of come up with their 5 point plan after meeting the head of me and military in jakarta and reports from tony chang. myanmar's senior general min on
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lie arriving in jakarta ahead of saturday's summit his invitation has caused uproar in myanmar granting legitimacy to the coup say protesters. that anger was reflected by demonstrators outside the at 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 have emerged in the group malaysia indonesia and singapore have been openly critical others 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 me and most senior general. of the mon 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
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must 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. he must restrain himself and his forces so that tension can be 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
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shared so much blood how will they accept returning to a system where their democracy is overseen by the military tony ching al-jazeera. now who is the president of the permits for hangar organization in the u.k. . says me and my hasn't been getting enough support from the regional bloc r.c. on i've yet he's dealing you not use of our almost 3 months now people in these military and why i was in any squad the only talking about documenting why i mean terrorism is he is telling that you would argue that it was our huling people in burma are why he was at the meeting the people who were killed in burma this is what we need to log at. 1 o'clock it's like i did all that he will loose that's the problem it was again i think should be more stronger and what i can see to this was meeting is one thing we need to get the international
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community should not rely on us again our neighbor countries they have done nothing since 2000 so many laws neighboring countries are nothing different from from us all the problems we have this is the problem is looking at. you really want to see sir lucian you want to see a genuine federal union are we need intervention we want to see other western countries late you keep you with us those countries. must push a stronger action. now the $53.00 member crew of a missing submarine in indonesia are now presumed dead after more debris was found the submarines and the quaids sunk 4 days after it disappeared just got washington reports in jakarta. after days of searching by air and sea crews
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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 girl a 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 time for searching is past
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the time for hoping for risky was asked now is the time to understand what happened indonesian 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 intonation 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 girl are 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 jessica washington al-jazeera jakarta as more tension between russia and ukraine this time it see russia has closed all mable access to the kurdish strait ukraine says that's illegal and violates a treaty moscow says its forces are conducting military drills as following the mobilization of tens of thousands of russian troops on the ukraine border in recent weeks but it's because our reporter 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
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closing the curch straight to the ukrainian navy this links the black sea to the sea of as off and ukraine's eastern ports russia's main motive is to demonstrate that it controls crimea because russia has recognized graeme years part of russia for the reason to control this equitorial around 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 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. memorial services are being held across
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chad to honor the late president idriss deby who died in a rebel attack he was buried on friday in address a village near his hometown. heading the military council will be in charge for the next 18 months haber morgan as well from the capital in jamaica. general arrive for attack plane president idriss deby friends after a safe ceremony was held in the largest public square here in the capital in jemaine on friday on saturday a much smaller one was held for a brief debbie's family and friends in one of his homes here in germany president idriss deby was announced that by the military on monday saying that he died from injuries he sustained fighting the rebel front from st unconquered group and the northern region can name the announcement of his that had been made him it came just hours after early election results showed that he had won a 6th term in office and always said to room for another 5 years now many people
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here are wondering what comes next for their country and the biggest concern is how that will shape up the political arena here in chad the opposition have rejected best about a military council headed by his 37 year old son mohamed will be leaving the country for the next 18 months people on the streets who are sort of who are also confused about what comes next they say that they 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 scanning mentor bessie over the past 2 days there are concerns about the geopolitical stability is active in many kinds of terrorism operations and legs as well as a along the border with mali and means there are so many people are concerned about the stability of the region and the country with the president now dead deliver growth has also rejected the fact that the military body is in charge a $69.00 member transitional council will be appointed as well as a transitional government. by the things the president agrees that. so many people
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here are rejecting that but the focus right now. as they grew their president of 30 years is. something that we've heard from people. from family members here as well saying that there are. people who have been running the country. think through move forward from here i mean people. stage the world's largest concert since the pandemic began. 50000 people filled an orphan stadium to see a local band perform no masts social distancing or covert 19 tests were necessary as even has been largely free since last june the government's done this through snap lock downs to contain clusters and strict border controls. it's very important
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to get together and be overseeing the same songs together it makes us feel like part of something and that's very important to mention how to feel like together once it was amazing to see how. just fanatical people were and excited about being out and seeing live music and seeing something you know to drag them out of. a long brutal year. these are the top stories doctors in iraq say at least 20 people have been killed after an explosion inside a baghdad hospital fire burned through a ward where covert 19 patients were being treated some on a full team has more from baghdad. the fire has.

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