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0. 0. 000000 money inside of this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes. an explosion in somalia's capital mogadishu supporters and opponents of the president finds about the controversial extension of his. grief and anger in iraq by inside a hospital for covert 19 patients that baghdad kills at least 82 people. as a new hospital struggle with a catastrophic surge of coded 19 infections the u.s.
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europe and countries around the world prepared to send lifesaving aid. is on the high seas in the gulf of guinea one of the most dangerous places for pirate attacks . all the sports pep guardiola manchester city celebrate the 4th straight league cup title in front of a limited crowd of 8000 fans at wembley stadium. we begin in somalia where gunfire and explosions are being heard in the capital mogadishu have been violent confrontations between supporters of the president and those opposed to an extension of his term in office it's happening just hours ahead of a deadline set by a prominent commander of the law to step down those demonstrating against the president say they fear. he could lead the country back into civil war the former
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didn't go the way they did most of the people are in defiance of the government extending term limits the president his term is finished could lead the country into war a peaceful demonstration is under way here now and the military capture a new position as the country could take him back into civil war. and this is all about today we've gathered here to show our feelings towards the government extending its term and towards a dictator who wants to use force to stay in power we thank the military forces who helped us demonstrate peacefully let's talk to catherine sawyer has been following developments out of nairobi catherine what's the latest on the violence. well things are moving very quickly very dangerously in mogadishu in the last few hours we've been talking to our colleagues who've been hearing this loud explosions and can shots in some parts of the city in kilometer for for example in an area called mary nile which is north of the city we've also had from 2 presidential
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candidates who are saying that government forces attacked their homes the security minister has come and denied that version of the story and now this fighting we're being told is between police forces loyal to president for magic on the one hand and soldiers who are opposed to the extension of the presidential term by 2 years we. were recalled these soldiers were recalled by their commander who's in mogadishu there were calls from 4th line positions in a place called. in the south we started seeing this troop movements last night and he himself has been meeting with opposition leaders and some other military commanders as well he's given the president an ultimatum of 24 hours to step down so there's a lot of fear right now in mogadishu and you know residents there particularly
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worried because of the involvement now of security forces and the fact that they have taken sides catherine why did president from extend his term just remind us of the background to the story. well it all stems to the election somalia was supposed to have a popular lection a one man one vote election but that did not happen because the country wasn't prepared so in september last year there was an agreement that was made between the president and other stakeholders in the electoral process and to have an in direct election where clan elders are selected they choose members of parliament who in turn vote in the president but then there has been no agreement between this leaders over the electoral process there is a lot of been a lot of mistrust it's been several rounds of talks that are filled with opposition some regional leaders accusing the president of inciting loyalists in electoral
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bodies to work in his favor at the present in return saying that some of these leaders have been derailing the process have been stubborn in the electoral process he said that it was important for this time extension to happen because you know it would be dangerous for the country to be in a political vacuum now he's been under a lot of pressure to step down he's been going on a charm offensive the president talking to the 2 international partners like the u.s. and the u.k. and also bodies like the african union trying to get support but they've all said no mr president you need to go back to the drawing board you need to go back to talks 2 years extension is just not acceptable so increasingly he's being isolated not just from outside but also from within the country and now worryingly by his own security forces catherine for their 1st and already thank you
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. let's get more analysis on this we can speak to el me who is an associate professor of security studies a cat's eye universities also author of understanding the somalia conflict oration he joins us on skype from many thanks for speaking to us and al-jazeera as we were hearing there from katherine all this instability in somalia stem to by this recent move by somalia's president to extend his term by another 2 years what do you think that was about do you think it was a power grab well. already said this one it's a bargain up simply because the president was supposed to organize a credible election is would not do if there was some sort of in direct election is that he was supposed to make an agreement with some of the or most of the f.m.s. is an organization that. there is no legal basis where the president or the government or the house of the people can actually extended themselves so
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this is actually a dangerous decision that has to go to all of these problems but the root cause is that. often has some sort of a rotation of power that has and have been under the leadership of the president and that's why everybody is actually demanding that he goes back to the. point. with a further one member states and the opposition and the country should go back to the election and the president's argument is that the country you know this is buying time so that the country can come up with a way to carry out elections that everyone is happy with i mean he has a point that doesn't need because at the end of the day the reason we're here is because they couldn't make an election happen. well that is actually.
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lose the like he's not convincing to many including my solved because he had 4 years he was not able to just move towards the bush and i think it is just as is he's just trying to stay in power more is not what not only the somalis but also number of international partners projected so i think the president the need is to deescalate this conflict. go back to the to the negotiations with for their own members status and the opposition leaders there is no other way out that i can see let's talk about the international partners because the president was warned by the united states and other countries in the west before this happened not to extend his stay and despite that he went ahead and did did and did that is that surprising given how dependent somalia is on western nations financially. well i actually
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a many people were surprised at. the moment the minister of finance who was. given a talk last night saying that we run out of money and we cannot actually what we need for the next few months so they were appealing to the somali people to how simply because of the bad politics. for conflict resolution is still with the mistreated for the parts for us there should be able to have some sort of political stability for the country and that actually might win the. financial also political support from the international community i think they were wrong in the way they handled they are wrong in the way they are wondering did in the in the domestic politics of the country as well. many thanks for your thoughts your analysis. associate professor of security studies at cass university
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. thank you. plenty more ahead on the news hour including indonesia finds the wreckage of a missing submarine and says all on board have died. on 900 front lines we hear from health care workers trying to vaccinate remote latin american communities. and a sporting crowd you won't see anywhere else in the world right now australia hosts the biggest spectator event since the pandemic began. in iraq at least 82 people were killed in a fire at a covert 19 hospital in eastern baghdad the prime minister has suspended the health minister and other top officials the government has declared 3 days of national mourning but there is anger and calls for accountability as many blame the incident
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on corruption and negligence so many reports now from baghdad. a neighborhood struck by grief after an explosion ripped through a crowded cove with 19 ward lost his father who had been a patient at the hospital as well as his brother who had stayed by his bedside to care for him. my father was about to recover even took him off the oxygen in the hospital burns down i lost 2 of them we couldn't risk give them the explosion and but that's even possible were around a 120 patients were treated for cope with 19 was likely caused by a poorly handled oxygen cylinder doctors say the facility lacks basic equipment including a central oxygen supply system and the patient's relatives often handled oxygen cylinders because of a shortage of medical staff was there to attend to his elderly onto in the blast went off but he couldn't save her. everyone left behind the patients and just. ran
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out in a few seconds the entire floor was ablaze with heavy fire despite the risk of covered 19 infection there was no restriction on the number of relatives allowed in the wards which for increased fatalities. this is neglect from the hospital because you shouldn't allow anyone to enter the family members a greater number than the patients inside the i.c.u. the. witnesses say the emergency response was slow while iraq's human rights commission told al jazeera the hospital lacked adequate fire safety systems we know very well that is all. occasional safe it is. confronting such fire and such buildings when we look at the official reports about. such entity we see there is no auto extinguisher
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system or fighting system the prime minister has ordered an investigation and has suspended several officials including the ministry of health and the governor of baghdad the deadly fire at the hospital has further fueled public anger over the government's handling of the coronavirus and the mic and for many it's a manifestation of the deeply rooted corruption that has crippled the healthcare sector. on sunday families began holding funerals but few have hope for genuine accountability from the government or that the structural issues that lie at the heart of such accidents will be addressed seen one of 14 al-jazeera but that . bori as an iraqi political analyst and he says people's concerns about hospital safety are valid. this is not the 1st incident where we see. patients dying in their beds because a fire 3 years ago another incident happened in area hospitals. and nothing has
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been done at that time and i don't think much will happen this time. unfortunately that acquired safety measures in iraqi hospitals. and in spite of the incidence in an area hospital 3 years ago nothing has changed norm. but if you all of the current mess and measures safety measures have been done and not changes have been made unfortunately in iraq for years and years now there is not real accountability for governmental employees at different levels whether they're ministers or not for their actions and because of lack of accountability we have heard of hundreds and hundreds of committees formed by the government to do their inquiries about incidents happening and nothing comes out of
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these committees that is lack of transparency that is lack of real. intent to take actions against those who. commit. even crimes against people in iraq so you see people do not trust the government and do not trust that these committees will take real actions. because the 19 crisis in india keeps getting worse once again as recorded the most new infections anywhere in the world almost 350002800 people died in just 24 hours the highest since the start of the pandemic that oxygen ventilator as an i.c.u. beds remain in dangerously short supply elizabeth purana reports from unit new delhi. rather than the hour that. say the bottom breaks down as he pleads with staff in india's biggest coated mine hospital to
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admit his wife much made them and. she's lying in the back of an ambulance breathing with the help of an oxygen cylinder he tells al jazeera they came here after being turned away by other hospitals. that's where i have no one else except my wife and child who have left in the world with an acquaintance who is nowhere to look after us we aren't getting a bed and i've tried many hospitals but there's no one around to give us a bed with folded hands i pleaded with the acquaintance to take care of my child. there tensions run high outside the hospital where family members tell stock they have nowhere else to go and ok. but look nyuk already has 1850 patients and only 1500 beds staff told us hundreds and lying on the floor i work is very hard we try to help and guide people but they
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don't listen people are becoming very frustrated some even become physical. but eventually after waiting for alice months to give up and begin their search for a bed again hoping to find a hospital where someone has been discharged. despite being india's biggest car the 19 hospitals stop at north naruto does it too but as a running low on oxygen supply when the delhi regional government took the matter to the hype. india for the for the general told it let's try and not be a crybaby. 50 people died in the capitol after their oxygen supply ran out and on saturday 6 patients died in the state of punjab because of the same reason. health care workers say they are helpless in the face of such a calamity. we need. to be. wondering. what. more help more.
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say they've bought to leave spoke not a car to his ambulance driver tells him his wife will die if they keep waiting there elizabeth pradhan al-jazeera new daddy. dr ritesh malik is the director of radice health care a private hospital in new delhi he says what's happening in india right now called be overstated. we are in the midst of one of the most previous challenges our country has faced since the partition of 947 seeing in a very very vulnerable population continuously in search for oxygen basic beds remember medicines and even like them all in smaller towns in india point 35000000 new cases each are being recorded and this is when we do not have adequate testing happening on the ground seem massive so it's of young
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population getting affected by the 2nd wave. and i truly believe that the you have not achieved the peaking yet the are going to see the peak in the coming one on one and a half weeks from now that is massive shortage of oxygen in our hospital and. morning we just had 10 minutes of oxygen left in hospital that have been more than 45 deaths recorded deaths in that he nods and then he hospital it's because of lack of oxygen and the other on oxygen s.o.s. colds and and until and unless the government provides us with oxygen which is an essential medicine to fight this is the only medicine which actually works this is something which is the need of the hour and if you do not do that you will see a lot of bloodshed in delhi and other parts of the country i believe that any patient who dies can you stay or can i stephen out for even
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a minute dancer is no oxygen is a basic necessity and specially for me it is like very very savvy and other drugs have questionable clinical clients oxygen is the only essential medicine we have something by the government called the essential medicines act that the source of medicine is oxygen and if you do not have oxygen how do we fight a. victor is so also agreed this in nature and so infectious. several countries have promised to help india the united states is the most recent to pitch in it is sending medical equipment and products needed for vaccine production particle hain is live for us in washington what exactly is the u.s. pledge to india. well the biden ministration has been under increasing pressure to take these steps especially after thursday the state department spokesperson asked about sending aid to india said that they were focusing on vaccinating americans
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that was their priority but now we know that they are going to send some supplies we know this because the white house put out a statement reading out a call between the national security advisor jake sullivan and his counterpart now keep in mind there is a ban in the united states for export in any sort of ingredient that goes into making these coated vaccines so this statement is very carefully worded it says that they have found a so a source they have found a supply source for helping to make that vaccine it doesn't say that it's u.s. based or where it's from but it goes on to list a couple of other things like you mentioned that they'll be sending in such as personal protective gear testing kits they're going to send some therapeutics of medicines that we know can help treat severe covert cases and there's an inch of health experts so one of the issues here is they don't say how much of these supplies they're going to send they say they're going to work generating oxygen capacity but doesn't say exactly how that's going to work or what they're going to
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do for this urgent need and there's another source of criticism now facing the biden ministration the u.s. has the technology obviously to make the pfizer the madonna vaccine the johnson and johnson there is pressure for him to relax intellectual property rights and the patents and to share that technology with the world so they can make their own back see and that is something he said it would be the humane thing to do it was running for president but so far they're just only say that they're considering whether to take those steps obvious on the pharmaceutical industry is against but that is something that by the mystery is going to continue to be asked to do as the spikes across the globe patsy cline efforts in washington think he. last america is also seeing a rise in cases and governments in the region are being criticised for slow rollout of vaccination programs frontline workers are going out day after day to fight the
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pandemic despite the challenges reports now. these are the scenes of the become all too common across latin america frontline doctors and nurses battling to keep covered 900 patients alive but there are thousands of others often laboring day after day behind the scenes or in remote communities is part of the same fight against the same unforgiving enemy and still is a nurse working in cuenca in the south west of colombia to reach vaccinate elderly members of the misaki indigenous community. ogu from house to house reason awareness about vaccination against the virus. defenses and is to protect them from the disease that we're facing. the pandemic has hit indigenous people across latin america disproportionately hard since they often live in remote communities with limited access to adequate health facilities. you know they rely on medics like
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anselm but he's often met with distrust and suspicion so he can persuade to accept the vaccine. we didn't think of getting it because we used to cure ourselves of anything with plants but as this is a worldwide problem there is no other solution whoever wants to get the vaccine it's not obligatory but you will feel safer getting it. others prove to be more resistant. to who. last name but not his belief in more medicine. that. my family and i will not get vaccinated because that is my belief because the pastor has taught us that it is not necessary by trust again god will get through this will overcome everything that comes our way including disease. colombia has recently seen an increase in coverage $1000.00 deaths being next total up to more than $70000.00 there's an even worse picture in brazil with more than $40000000.00
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infections and 386000 deaths a 1000000000 strive. sees it every day. we once brought in a couple husband and wife they were admitted they were very unwell they got worse were incubated and they both died 10 minutes apart from each other on the way to hospital even though they were in a bad way they were chatting something that stuck with me because it was very a couple imagine it was an easy. the 52 year old has been an ambulance driver for 12 years but says he's never seen anything like this he never expected to have to deal with such lynas misery we don't was it you we hope that today will be a better day but hope it's not as bad as other days when we see people desperate crying after all it gets to us because we're right there witnessing people suffering it's not easy for anyone brazil is suffering about $4000.00 deaths a day and with the vaccination program being rolled out more slowly than most
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people would like there's no end in sight no rest by the thousands of workers like god loss and then so more than usual in their al-jazeera sirens. a state of emergency has come into effect in japan as it fights its own surge in cases the new restrictions cover tokyo as well as 3 other districts this is the 3rd lockdown sense last year the measures include closing restaurants commercial facilities entertainment venues and sporting events. the wreckage of an indonesian submarine has been found at the bottom of the bali sea ending hopes that any of its 53 crewmembers could have survived it was spotted north of bali island not far from where it was last seen taking part in a training exercise on wednesday and the latest. what were search and rescue boats returned to port on sunday prepared for a change of mission a day after indonesia's navy declared
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a missing submarine sunk with 53 souls on board. 402 last saw the surface on wednesday off the coast of bali debris was found on saturday indicating the hole collapsed under pressure and on sunday the wreckage itself was found. the cause of the accident is not yet known the navy has previously suggested it could have been due to an electrical failure preventing the ship from resurfacing the chief of staff is adamant the crew did their jobs. it's not human error they followed the right procedures during the dive from the very beginning of the dive report we've heard the preparation procedures were carried out properly. as family members arrive at a naval base in venue on the east java presidential can we doto says search and rescue operations will continue playing say to be sure we the people of indonesia would like to convey a deep sadness for this incident specially of the family of the submarine crews the
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crew of the mission's best son's best pages who safeguarded the nation's sovereignty. as members of the public send their condolences many are sharing a video of the man that's become a viral tribute. of a submarine crew on eternal patrol. and al jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera live from the front line where in eastern ukraine where the struggles and the cost of a 7 year. plan is to scale back the ceremony this year we'll look at the films in contention for the 19th academy. and into take a step closer to the italian little football action coming up in the school.
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hello there things have been heating up across the middle east they are going to cool slightly particularly across the levant region but as we go into monday the gulf states seeing those high temperatures 40 degrees in queue wait 36 degrees in riyadh we could see some showers as well for south western parts of saudi arabia and western parts of yemen turkey seeing wetter weather as well and korea sits at around 18 degrees and we've got a brisk wind blowing those cooler conditions into neben on iraq still seeing those high temperatures $43.00 degrees in baghdad and it's a similar story for iran to run seeing $32.00 degrees that's about 10 degrees above average and what we expect for this time of year as we head to central africa now that tropical cyclone has made landfall in tanzania that's weakened we could see some heavier rain some stronger winds but that's sort of died down as we go into
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tuesday we'll see heavy showers across northern parts of mozambique and the central parts we are seeing those heat of the day showers across the democratic republic of congo as we had further south things are looking rather warm we've got a weather system bringing some rain to cape town. from the al-jazeera london bureau cost center to special guests in conversation when societies do rivals when women are divisive the only thing that benefits from not the speech act itself unprompted uninterrupted says her 1st words good girls are those who work or don't work for him or in his south acme. it like to think that there's nationalism is not as ugly as someone else's nationalists in part one of studio b. unscripted. discover a world of difference. determination something about what you need we live in.
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freedom we climb this keeps us in a shop so we just put it on the 16 people that corruption and get it if compassion. i'll just 0 world a selection of the best films from across our network of couples. you're watching out is there a mind of the top stories this hour gunfire and explosions are being heard in somalia's capital mogadishu there are violent confrontations between supporters of
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the president and those opposed to an extension to his term in office. in iraq funerals have been held for some of at least 82 people killed in a fire at a covert 1000 hospital in eastern baghdad the health minister and other officials have been suspended. india has again recorded the world's highest number of new infections almost 350000 the u.s. e.u. and the u.k. are among most of the oxygen and other medical supplies that are dangerously short in india. a day all to u.s. president joe biden for me recognized the mass killing of a mommy meehan's during the off from an empire as genocide i mean his prime minister has resigned the move will set the stage for snap elections on june the 20th they called me and has been under pressure for his handling of last year's war with azerbaijan the conflict ended with armenia giving up control of several disputed territories robin for sure walker has moved from tbilisi in neighboring
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georgia. i think certainly the bison statement will have to wait him given given the intense pressure that he's been on these recent months since the war over mcgoldrick our back which really has been the the reason why this is all been happening because the opposition. its opponents have been calling for his resignation for many months that by almost daily protests because they hold him responsible for the outcome of the in which the media lost huge swathes of territory surrounding the the going to karbala and play and therefore missed the passion yet in fact said himself that everybody has has weighed in on. those days and has had an opinion has to say about it with the exception of the armenian electorate and so this is their opportunity to have their say almost like
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a referendum. since on him really since those cuts as he describes it the catastrophic events of the of the war but last year what's also worth pointing out however is that the opposition never really wanted to have of the elections because i think they understood that even though nico passion you know and it's a popular they may be even less popular than he is because the opposition is made up of the form of government that he. 1 brought down in a popular revolution back in 2018 so it was never their hope to have any elections they wanted they can take your administration he now i think has his sights set on june 20th as a referendum in which he believes he's going to be able to win. albanians have voted in wants expected to be a tight race between the governing socialists and the opposition democrats exit polls suggest that the ruling socialist party set to win the parliamentary election
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is a fuss and vote contested on the new law was aimed at stamping out a regular sees that mob previous votes by is seeking e.u. membership and needs to hold an election that meets international standards the command a foreign forces in afghanistan says u.s. and nato troops have started the withdrawal process coalition head general austin scott minister says they will still continue to support the afghan counterparts as promised president biden wants to get all combat soldiers out by september 11th 20 is since the 911 attacks even conducting orderly withdraw from afghanistan and that the transition in bases and equipment to the afghan security forces. are also charged with ensuring its safe this review and protection force as the department in its a way that we have the military means and capability. to fully protect our force
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structure great as well as for the afghan security that is easy. things are relatively calm but tense in and around the compound in occupied east jerusalem right now after several nights of protests and scuffles these are live pictures that you are looking out there's been anger recently about the strict sions on gatherings during the muslim holy month of ramadan and on saturday israeli security forces fired stun grenades and water cannon at palestinian protesters are a force it's reports now from west jerusalem. night or tonight these are the scenes that may come to define jerusalem's ramadan of 2021 since the 1st night of the holy month palestinians have been protesting against the closure of the steps outside damascus gate where they would usually gather after prayers they don't allow to the people to sit on the stair steps to drink something good they want to change
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everything and we don't forget it's a capital of palestine and it's still and that if you peace in your every day there are clashes and it has turned into a war i live here at salomon streets and i can barely reach on the there is now a real danger of further escalation with the added element of far right jewish groups seeking to confront the palestinians. on thursday supporters of one such group marched to damascus gate chanting death to arabs the 2 groups facing off for several hours with more than $125.00 people injured mostly palestinians in violence with security forces it follows last month's electoral success for an alliance of religious nationalists and the far right descendants of one party banned in the 1990 s. the anti arab racism their leaders have been sharing videos of palestinians attacking jews and repeating preexisting calls for the quote disloyal palestinians to be expelled israel's prime minister has held an emergency meeting with his top
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security officials we are maintaining the freedom of worship for all residents and all visitors to jerusalem we can't. we demand that the law be complied with and i call for calm on all sides the focus for concern for israel though is gaza on friday night armed factions fired $36.00 rockets from the strip towards israel several more followed on saturday night israel carrying out as strikes in response the military wing of hamas which governs gaza expressed solidarity for the protesters in east jerusalem. the violence has also spread to the occupied west bank all of this a month before planned palestinian elections which could hinge on whether israel allows voting in occupied east jerusalem conflict in jerusalem has in the past sparked conflict elsewhere the 2014 gaza war being one example the current mix of tension about race religion and politics has already led to the biggest gaza escalation in many months it's a dangerous mix ensuring tense days ahead are
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a force of al-jazeera western. rebels in northern chad say they're ready to observe a cease fire and discuss a political settlement a front for a change and concord rebels also known as facts crossed from libya on april 11th calling for an end to president idriss debby's rule that he was killed fighting the group on the front line a military council headed by his son mohammed will oversee an 18 month transition to elections opposition and civil for 30 have called for protests of the guilty gulf of guinea has been cold one of the most dangerous maritime areas in the world because apart attacks barely half of the 38 incidents recorded globally in the 1st 3 months of this year happen there and that it just went on patrol with bin means maybe on the atlantic ocean. or these navy commandos are setting out on a hunt for pirates at sea it's a dangerous assignment that security forces of this small west african nation have
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been carrying out for years. they face pirates and criminal gangs that seize cargoes and kidnap cool members for ransom. at sea the team escorts vessels in and out of the maritime. been in economic no center they in constant touch with their operation base where larger vessels stand by to deploy in case of bigger threats. but these operations lead to a significant decrease in illegal activities it's a dangerous operation but we're professional officers who are well trained to do just that for 3 consecutive years the gulf of guinea has been the world's most dangerous shipping road. more than half of attacks it's the happen here a maritime territory that covers nearly 2 and a half 1000000 square kilometers. the international maritime bureau documented 190
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quite by deterrents in the gulf of guinea last year 32 more than the previous year been in snake he says more than one of those attacks happened in its territorial waters 'd and he wants to keep it not so exhausting merchant ships coming into its waters to also high up private security team and safety. every year the sophistication of the attacks has grown and countries of the region desperate not to lose control of the maritime an economic lifelines are looking for international support. previously the pirates target tankas but now any ship is a target and they have vessels that travel far offshore although the criminals attack close to shore as well. at the neville headquarters new speed boats are prepared for deployment. the navy chief says to give ourselves on their way to reinforce operations and for the right reasons. been in supporting cotton 190
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percent of its 40 trade and generates more than 60 percent of its g.d.p. it processes 12000000 tons of freight and all of. it bill oracular does not dark or massive throw any attacks on ships in ours we feel that it affects our revenues from g.d.'s all attacks or even attempted negatively impact the country's economy we're not only investing to tackle attacks but also preventing them more important to us is preventing attacks because intervention costs more in terms of money and human lives. been in has an evil force of only a few 100 personnel but is able to effectively reduce attacks in its territorial waters and officials here say more countries in the gulf of guinea collaborated more closely shipping routes would become much safer how many trees al-jazeera quarter. the been process in paris after a court ruled that the killer of
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a jewish woman in 2017 would not stand trial so me was pushed out the window of a flat by her neighbor. the court ruled with not criminally responsible because he was delirious due to taking drugs jewish groups say it's an example of a growing number of anti semitic attacks by muslim youths president in money mccall has criticized the warnings russia has started pulling back some troops after mobilizing tens of thousands on ukraine's eastern border but civilians living there say they still fear an increase in violence charles strafford reports from a frontline town. nadi unbalancing remember a better life a life before fighting started between russian banks separatists and the ukrainian army in the east 7 years ago before their village of cheer malik became a front line in a conflict often described as
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a battle between moscow and the west. the situation has been calmer in the last couple of years but a recent escalation of fighting was a reminder of the risks they face. the separatists control the land across the river the army says there are sniper and machine gun positions among the trees few people who go down to the bank on this side anymore. he's dangerous to go there because nobody knows from where the shooting will start it's quiet now but we are almost as afraid of the quiet as we are of the shell in when it started the shells fly over and you don't know where to hide the ukrainian army keeps a low profile in the village that has occupied many of the homes abandoned by families who fled the violence. many of the surrounding fields are mind. nobody can go to the cemetery because separatists niklas and ukrainian soldiers are close by balancing thinks he's parents gravestones have been damaged by the
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fighting he misses life before the war. we used to go hunting i used to breed sheep i can't do this now because of the minefields or because the military stop us i had to kill most of our animals because i can't afford their food it's our easter soon and we hope the army will let us visit the cemetery but we don't know russia says it's pulling back its forces from the ukrainian borders after warning describes as military exercises but there is still no sign of any breakthrough in negotiations towards a last thing political settlement. 7 years of failed ceasefire as a negotiation. blames moscow for making what it describes as unrealistic demands we also have red lines which we couldn't cross the russians would like
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to misuse this format also to. bring us to the table with negotiations with the occupied territories for example. or try to federalize ukraine or actually try to control ukraine these occupy territories it couldn't be accepted by any government here in this country nor euro balance in say the risk of a sudden escalation in fighting means their 5 children rarely visit them anymore life used to be beautiful and fun they say but everything is so uncertain now chance trafford al-jazeera cheer maalik eastern ukraine. still ahead on al-jazeera and sports a special day for english football fans. but tell us. a tale of 2 presidents. venezuelan military defectors.
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american must meet. and a bizarre yet or dangerous attempt. at regime change in the bolivarian republic of venezuela. people in power the bay of pigs on al-jazeera. vaccines a promising path out of the pandemic but implementing the greatest inoculation in history is testing the global community around the world already a clear gap as the match between rich nations and poor ones when it comes to vaccinating their populations from the geopolitics to the pure economics the misinformation and the latest developments what's going on here is very different for a start the faxing comes in the form of a nasal spray special conference of the corona virus pandemic on a. fool.
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the 93rd academy awards which begin later this sunday will be unlike any other the coronavirus pandemic has led to a scaled back ceremony but has also been a base to streaming companies who are behind many of the oscar nominees rob reynolds has this preview from los angeles. where merced red carpet no adoring crowds no comedy acts instead of a fancy theater the awards will be handed out in an art deco era train station after a pandemic year in which the movie industry itself struggling and streaming video extended its dominance over cinema releases the oscars will be more low key this year not
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a lot of fun maybe i'm i'm so sick of virtual award shows right now and people in their living rooms on zoom among the best picture nominees director chloe joust no man's land is the front runner since last year how much since the true no 2 months i'm test. of the same thing right now best actor award may come down to a choice between honor. for the late chadwick boseman in ma rainey's black bottom got all that got p.d.f. and anthony hopkins in the father who you can see it's me. and this was just nonsense i would have sat chadwick boseman for sure and i have predicted that but i'm noticing some members talking about how they think chadwick's going to win but they're voting for anthony the best actress award is up for grabs with strong performances by viola davis in my rainey's black bottom only. one frances mcdormand in no man's land carey mulligan in promising young woman but
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nessa kirby in pieces of a woman seizing the night. and andra day in the united states versus billie holiday to succeed you grandkids of the c. street in contrast to recent years a large number of black hollywood professionals were nominated and steven yen is the 1st korean american nominated for best actor in. riz ahmed is the 1st muslim and 1st person of pakistani descent nominated for best actor in sound of metal tribute don't stand i can't i'm done. and no bad lands ya is the 1st asian american woman nominated for best director it may have been a rough year for hollywood but the cache of the little gold figurine remains strong the ratings are going to be in the tank but the oscar still stands for something it
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is the primo thing everyone wants one in the industry in a year like no other the show somehow goes on rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles. ok it's time now for the sports his son a thank you very much manchester city have won the english league cup at wembley stadium is the 4th time in a row that pep guardiola side have wondered torment the they beat to talk no one nil and the final manchester city are also close to sealing the english premier league title and they're in the semifinals of the champions league but why 8000 fans were in attendance for the game it was the biggest crowd at an outdoor sports event in the u.k. since the 1st lockdown in march of last year when billy is due to host 8 matches with crowds during the european football championship which kicks off in june while our correspondent paul brennan was at wembley stadium. a big safe wembley stadium
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and a lot more at stake than just the car cup in this event this is the 2nd large scale test event here at wembley stadium with 8000 spectators allowed to attend the game 4000 of them are actually club fans from both manchester city and from tottenham hotspur the other 4000 residents and h.s. workers who secured bed tickets through a ballot system now the conditions for getting a ticket include you have to have had a negative coronavirus lateral flow test in the last 24 hours and you have to agree to have subsequent testing in the coming days after this game but those fans that we've spoken to ahead of the game today say they're just glad to be back the last game i was at was 26 of february i was our last game been betrayed away so it's been a year. we've missed it. do. spare
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a mention hopefully by the summer we'll be able to enjoy some big stadium and certainly by next season i won't be going back and watching city at the atlanta game as football fans are specified that the main thing is seeing your mates going going to the games and i think that this is the start hopefully of it easing off and things getting better and better so yeah we are really excited about how things are going as i say there's a lot more at stake than just the car about cup in this to the future of the european championships which are going to be played here at wembley the semifinals on the final in the couple of the group games as well later on during the summer now this 80000 people are attending to this game today the f.a. cup final on in the middle of may is going to have 121-2000 spectators if this event goes well and by the time the european championships come around the expectation is that they'll be a minimum of 25 percent capacity and that's $22.00 and a half 1000 for this particular state. and i hope that by the time the finals in
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the fall and the semifinals in the fall come around they'll be able potentially to have up to 50 percent capacity that's really important for a big stadium like this with among 2000 capacity to have here so this event is very very important not just for the car about cup or for the whole future of this major championship. o. stretch as a rather different stage in its returns a spectator events a crowd of more than $78000.00 packed into the melbourne cricket ground for an aussie rules match on sunday is the biggest attendance at a school stadium anywhere in the world since the start of the global pandemic. and to build our clothes and then on the italian league title and to be telling us there are one nail. in scoring the crucial goal they have a 13 point lead that the top just 2 more wins to secure their 1st league championship since 2010. english football has announced
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a unified boycott of social media in an effort to fight back against online abuse it follows continuous reports of racism and sexism against days officials and broadcast this at all levels of the game joint statement from the country's football governing bodies including the premier league and women's super league said the boy call it is a way to emphasize that social media companies must do more to eradicate online hate the 4 day boy call it will start on friday when anti discrimination a group of kids how to is back in the boy call it the old denies asians sanjay and told us just how bad the issue of online abuse has become. i think the reason the with doing this boycott is really for 3 reasons 1st is to
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show our collective anger the damage that this via long line abuse causes to people who play work in and watch the game the 2nd is to show unity with those victims of abuse and the 3rd is really as a as a symbolic gesture to those with power to say we need you to act we need you to create change and that's the ambition and so we want as many people as possible to join in to use their voice to say that this is not acceptable and to send a message to the social media companies and sue. our national governments here but more broadly to governments around the world to say the these on regulated social media companies need to be regulated it has been getting worse over the course of the season so as an example if i just use facebook's own figures of what the they say they delete when you when you do the mouth equates to about 1500 attempted
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messages every 90 minutes that's the length of a football match but it's not just for the duration of a football match it's 1500 attempts to send abuse every 90 minutes 24 hours a day 7 days a week that's the scale of the problem that we're dealing with. there's now rafael nadal has won a record extending 12th barcelona open title the spaniard beat stefan all set to pass in the final well as well number one as the barty also had a good day his claim to have their title the end just fear came from a set down to beat arianna 7 lanka in the final of the stead guards opened a party winning 366 love 63. and that's have only a 1000000 thanks ana that's it from a money site but this news out that merriam as a would be back in a moment from london with more of the day's news stay with us here on out as are.
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