center magic. al-jazeera bringing the news and current affairs that matter to. how to see. the situation in india is beyond heartbreaking the w.h.o. and several countries are scrambling to help those india grapples with record breaking cases of coronavirus. on about us and this is all to 0 a live from doha also coming up heavy fighting in may and luck this time in a border area controlled by rebels from the canon national union. a leading rights group accuses israel of apartheid like crimes against palestinians israel calls the
court a propaganda pamphlet. and another year in prison for a british iranian aid worker now as an ins are caught in ratcliff she's found guilty of spreading propaganda after already serving a 5 year sentence. for a 6 day india is reporting more than 300000 cases of covert 19 the highest daily case rate in the world nearly 35000 people have died in the 2nd wave in april many of those deaths are because of critical shortages of oxygen hospital beds equipment and medicines and the situation in india is beyond heartbreaking doubly joy is doing everything we can. providing critically keep menton supplies
including thousands of oxygen concentrator is prefabricated more by field hospitals and laboratory supplies the u.s. new carry nations to saudi arabia and turkey are sending emergency aid to india on the 1st batch of rushes but they very vaccine will reach india on saturday while school will also send 1000000 packs of them this of the antiviral drugs by the end of may and doctors in india fear the worst is yet to come elizabeth around them reports from new delhi india may be experiencing the world's worst outbreak of cholera that 19 but millions of people still turned out to elect regional leaders in the state of west bengal on monday it's one of 5 states that has held elections in recent weeks despite the drastically rising number of infections. hospitals across the country are facing a critical shortage of beds and oxygen. the u.s. and u.k.
have responded by sending life saving medical supplies to india we want to try them all the support because they're close friends increasingly important partners but also we need this kind of international collaboration if we're going to get through the pandemic we don't be safe until we're all safe. once the aid arrives armed police are deployed to escort the precious cargo that says regional states accuse each other of stealing oxygen. soldiers got a newly opened 19 care center in new delhi. there are 500 beds so far for the many family members who couldn't get their loved ones admitted to hospitals even fewer people are being turned away being told that they can only be admitted if they have a referral and have prevented just the same to also says that it can't accept those who are critically ill leaving many with nowhere else to go. as many people die because of a lack of help promised on the day and i'm already has been criticized for allowing
the large political and religious events to go ahead that led to the government asking twitter to take down dozens of posts critical of its handling of the pandemic this stems primarily from the fact that this government does not take very kindly to criticism it's very sensitive to criticism and also from the desire to try and control the narrative as days have gone by this government has come in increasingly. focused to such as i'm increasingly from citizens and also i may say from from the court. on monday the address high court and this happens has he of chennai said india's election commission has single handedly responsible for the 2nd wave of the coronavirus elizabeth piron an al-jazeera you daddy. meanwhile the top indian health officials are urging people to wear masks inside their homes
rick and i don't work if you that i would say that the time has come when we should start winning basques even inside our homes earlier we used to wear masks while going out of our homes but as infections are increasing and if anyone gets infected decide our homes than we should wear masks it will be very beneficial. u.s. president joe biden spoken to indian prime minister not on washington well running up to $16000000.00 doses of the astra zeneca vaccine after a month in criticism that the u.s. was hoarding them here's a white house correspondent can call hood. under pressure from global governments to do more to help take over dying team the united states is sending much needed medical supplies to india there are a number of areas that have are of great interest and are of great need to india at this point time oxygen is one of them at india's request the we are exploring options to provide action and related supplies and we've identified u.s. commercial suppliers of friends of beer that are immediately available to help relieve the suffering of cove in $1000.00 patients in india we've identified rapid
diagnostic testing supplies personal protective equipment and additional ventilators on monday u.s. president biden called india's prime minister modi to discuss how the 2 countries can work together to protect their populations. india is experiencing one of the worst covert 19 outbreaks the world has ever seen and oxygen supply are short the u.s. and other developed nations have been under criticism for stockpiling vaccine doses while poor countries struggle after weeks of hesitation the u.s. now says it will assist india in boosting its vaccine supply 53 percent of the u.s. population has received at least one vaccine dose of them a dirda pfizer or johnson and johnson vaccines and appointments are now easy to obtain but vaccines for america's astra zeneca stockpile have not yet been approved
in the u.s. still the biden of ministration will now make up to 60000000 doses available for export to countries like india following a government review before any astra zeneca doses are shipped from the united states. the f.d.a. will confirm any such ptosis meet its expectations for product quality the u.s. is also sending a team of experts from the centers for disease control to help india manage its crisis the u.s. actions are reciprocal india sent the united states assistance in the early days of the pandemic when the us was hard hit now the biden ministration wants to return the favor medical professionals say the u.s. move is a good start but more must be done and what's needed in the long term is quite clear a waiver of all intellectual property patents. that control 'd or that hinder district global distribution of the covert vaccines and other covert related
technologies as india battles its covert crisis some countries and airlines have banned flights to and from india but the white house says it has no plans to ban travelers from india to the united states can really help that al-jazeera the white house in other news a rebel group in me and mine says it's captured and burned down an army base near the toy border the outpost laws in an area controlled by the calendar national union the main food shortages in the area in recent weeks dozens of people recently fired from cabin states after airstrikes by me and was military the state's rebels are a vocal opponent of the wood seized power in a coup in february let's go hard those joining us live from bangkok in thailand scott what more do we know about this 1st of all. yes this information coming from the can you that the current national union and this is the the political arm of that faction the korean ethnic fight are just across the border
from here in thailand the mainland song province is the area in thailand it's just across a very small river from where this attack on they are army outpost took place it started pre-dawn hours and kind of carried on for a couple of hours can you saying that they now hold occupy that territory they burn down the outpost now this is part of what we've seen over the last several weeks that there's been kind of a stepped up conflict between the cane you the korean national unions armed factions and of the tatmadaw that's the me and maher army this is kind of been really kind of turned up since the coup back in february 1st and what's interesting about this one though is these images we're seeing come out because it was right on the border with thailand there have been videos posted to social media that shows exactly what was happening there is some video that shows predawn hours still dark the sound of gunfire and then after the sunrise you can see the outpost was in fact
burning we've been speaking with some thai officials ministry of foreign affairs spokesman saying that they are closely monitoring the situation and obviously if there's going to be any impact particularly if there's going to be any impact on the side of the border on province official is being quoted as saying that one thai was injured during this attack but not much more information so obviously a very tense situation right along the border here we're thailand thailand closely monitoring what's happening this is only a couple of days ago that the. members the conference that was held said that they'd reached an agreement with the me and marjoram to sue in a bid to try to cut down the violence that's going on the political dialogue is going to be made more difficult i would imagine but this. yes definitely because one of their 5 points it came out of that meeting on saturday the issuing a statement today. tuesday saying that they will positively review those agreements those those points in this statement that came out from the r.c.
on members of which the the leader attended they will positively review that and yes as you say you know we can see this fighting right along the border the number one of those 5 points in this statement that came out on saturday was that all violence stop so obviously this what we're seeing along the border right now goes against that we'll have to see how the joint to react to it but it needs to be said you know this fighting it's different the fighting we're seeing right now at this in this area held by the current national unity union is different than what we've been seeing on the streets across me and more obviously the ethnic some of the ethnic groups have now supported the protest movement these are different but bottom line it is violence and that is the very 1st number of 5 numbers in this state in the came out on saturday that needs to be adhered to it will be interesting to see how they're going to react to what we've seen over the last couple of hours just long the border here with thailand let's go to bring us up to
date from bangkok in thailand scott thanks a lot an iranian court has sentenced a british iranian woman doesn't even sarcophagus not cliff to another year in prison after she was found guilty of spreading propaganda outrage from her family and supporters just a month since she finished a 5 year sentence in a separate case paul brennan reports from london. photos of a smiling and relieved nazanin zakari rachleff last month after have 5 year ordeal seemed nearly over having spent 4 years in jail she spent the final months of her prison sentence under house arrest at her parents' home in tehran wearing an ankle tac to monitor her movements but hope she might soon return to the u.k. were dashed by a new charge of making propaganda and now a guilty verdict which nelson and her husband emphatically rejects last time around were trying to go this time around and. saying you know we've watched this now for
you know. we've clearly been and as collateral. and we are still. sick are exactly the project manager with the charity the thomson reuters foundation was arrested a tehran airport in april 26th seen after visiting her parents she was later convicted on a national security charge an allegation she has always denied the new propaganda allegation dates back even further this new conviction relates to an event here at the iranian embassy in london back in 2009 a full 12 years ago and antigovernment protesters attended by nazanin cigar iraq cliff at which she gave an interview to the b.b.c. persian service now simmons friends and supporters are frankly astounded and appalled that it should be resurrected now for the purposes of this new criminal case in tehran and they fear that there are bigger forces at work here. nazanin is one of a number of jewel nationals in iranian detention many observers draw
a direct link to a $550000000.00 debt owed by britain to iran for a consignment of chieftain tanks ordered before iran's islamic revolution which the u.k. never delivered there's also the issue of broader sanctions and iran's nuclear ambitions i don't think it's right at all that nazanin should be sentenced to any more time in in jail i think that it was wrong with it's wrong that she's that in the in the 1st place and will be working very hard to secure release from iran her ability to return to her family here in the u.k. just as we work for all our jewel national cases in iran now as an ns legal team have 21 days to appeal against her new conviction and they've already said that they will pull brennan al-jazeera london still had an al-jazeera 1st minneapolis now louisville kentucky the u.s.
attorney general announces another investigation into policing after the killing of black woman brianna tell. mexico's experiencing its worst drought in decades take a look at how people are coping with the 3rd year of the dry spell. but. how i was swimming up nicely now across the middle east really starting to build it further north as still some damp weather in the forecast want to shout between the black sea and the caspian sea just around the caucuses apart from that it really is more the way of very very warm weather 30 celsius not a nice houses there for baghdad a 41 full kuwait which was the levant said little more pleasant temperatures since the other the made to high twenty's over the next couple of days there in concert
to get up to 13 celsius in the hollow of his go on throughout wednesday a 40 in dubai just noticed a few showers just around the southern end of the red sea so western parts of yemen southwest and parts of saudi arabia along with the it happened harlan seeing some wet weather over the next day i'll say the seasonal rains doing quite nicely of course pushing up towards cameroon into the gulf of guinea iraq across the heart of africa i shall us pretty much where they should be east of wet weather there and place course across tanzania heavy showers continuing to into northern parts of maize and big northern areas of madagascar but to the south of that is generated dry all having said that we've seen some welcome rainfall gradually making its way across the southern cape by thursday. in the 1st time lines of mesopotamia with the 1st settlements from the cradle of
civilization iraqi people who depended on the tigris and euphrates for centuries can no longer make a living on rivers blighted by and pollution outages are world reveals how the manmade decline of one of history's most famed ancient environments is leaving its people struggling to survive iraq's dying rivers. who'll. be watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour the w.h.o. chief as described india's escalating covert 1000 crisis as beyond heartbreaking india has again reported well over 300000 new infections but a 6 day in
a row nearly 35000 people have died in april. and the world health organization says it's doing everything it can to surprise support to india the u.s. u.k. european nations saudi arabia and turkey are sending emergency aid and the 1st batch of russia suspect that the vaccine will reach india on saturday. a rebel group in myanmar says it's captured and burned down an army base near the tiny border the outpost lies in an area controlled by the killer in the national union fighting between the rebels and the military has increased since february. ukraine's president of a lot to me as a linsky says he expects to meet a russia's vladimir putin soon tension between the 2 nations has been escalating in recent weeks russia closed access to the car straight on saturday and amassed large numbers of troops and ukraine's border before pulling back just right for this update on the situation for money a poll in ukraine. ukraine's president followed made zelinsky says it is likely he
will meet with russian president vladimir putin to discuss the conflict in eastern ukraine zelinsky also saying that both sides were at the finishing line of an agreement for a new cease fire now this comes of last week president putin saying that selenski was welcome any time in moscow to discuss lateral relations putin said he wasn't prepared to discuss the situation in eastern ukraine instead the russians are insisting that ukrainian leadership speak directly to the separatist leaders in eastern ukraine and that is something that ukraine has so far always staunchly refused to do you know the developments the ukrainian president told the financial times newspaper that he was looking for western support in order to potentially change the minsk to agreement this agreement was signed in 2015 it is a series of proposals that have failed to establish
a last thing cease fire and of course a permanent political solution to the conflict in eastern ukraine reacting to this interview that he made putin's spokesman dmitri pascoe said that it was a another alarming signal from ukraine he said that it would be impossible to modify minsk to without putting an end to it so perhaps another sign that these recent tensions between russia and ukraine are not over yet. human rights watch is accusing israel of crimes against humanity practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians in a report published on tuesday the rights group says the discriminatory policies exist in the occupied palestinian territory and within israel itself israeli foreign ministry has dismissed the report as biased and baseless it issued this statement in response himan rights watch is known to have a long standing anti israeli agenda actively seeking for years to promote boycotts
against israel their decision not to share their support for review all comments with any israeli authority is clear indication that it is a propaganda pamphlet which lacks all credibility. the u.s. attorney general has announced an investigation into the louisville police department in kentucky after last year's killing of briana taylor a black woman shot during a botched raid on the home and it comes only a few days after the death of a black man in north carolina joining the police stop rob reynolds reports. as protests over the police killing of andrew brown jr continue his family members were allowed to watch a snippet of police body camera video showing brown being shot repeatedly they were outraged by what they saw my dad got eschewed just trying to save his own life you know he was not in no office not and no home of him at all it's just messed up
how this happened. brown was killed on april 21st in elizabeth city north carolina by police serving a drug related arrest warrant. the killing sparked days of protests his relatives and their attorneys say brown posed no threat to officers as he tried to leave the scene in his vehicle and you had his hands on the stand leo he was not reaching for anything he wasn't touching anything he wasn't funny thing about he had his hands firmly on the stand will ever end up so his vehicle shooting was 7 deputies have been placed on leave brown's family and protesters demand authorities released the full body camera videos from several officers walk in the family see all of the video. the truth will come out. the video will be seen by
the public and we will get justice for andrew brown jr. the bided ministration is under political pressure to make good on the president's pledges to pursue police reform and end racial disparities it announced on monday that it would conduct a sweeping investigation of the police department and local government in louisville kentucky following the police shooting of briana taylor a black woman in her home there last year it will determine whether l. m. p. d. engages in unconstitutional stops searches and seizures as well as whether the department unlawfully execute search warrants on private homes. it will also a sas whether l m p b engages in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race. in the days since former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin was convicted of murdering george floyd 11
months ago police around the us have shot and killed at least half a dozen people leading to more nationwide cries for racial justice and reform rob reynolds al-jazeera the u.s. says it's going to give $310000000.00 in aid to guatemala honduras and el salvador in order to help stem the flow of migrants to its southern border the u.s. vice president come in the house made the announcement after holding a virtual meeting with guatemala as president the money will provide help and food runs short and it also ends to give protection for refugees and asylum seekers who are often targeted by people smugglers. drive to mexico is getting critical authorities in the capital say there hasn't been enough rain and that's led to some of the worst conditions in 30 years by the op of the reports from mexico city.
on the outskirts of mexico's capital extreme drought conditions have forced locals to travel long distances in search of clean water. here an account that big it's mostly donkeys who hold water up the steep hillsides at a lever that we use it to wash dishes and to drink right now it's difficult to bring water up here when i broke right now is for the whole day tomorrow i'll take another trip. it's the 3rd year in a row that a long dry spell has caused water shortages in central mexico. few places are escaping the impact even the ancient wetlands of sochi meat rich in culture history and biodiversity are under threat from the extreme drought which scientists say is affecting 85 percent of the country. scientists say climate change is altering rain patterns in the region the federal government says that drought conditions in at least 7 states are considered extreme. a drier climate has also meant more forest
fires mexico's national disaster management agency says the 2021 fire season has been the most destructive in recent years. with supplies strained authorities in mexico city are urging all residents to do more to conserve. does a decent fundamental call east to meet the water consumption in the face of these drought that practically impacts the entire north central part of the country take extra precautions against forest fires. and as a drier hotter future looms experts predict natural water availability in the capital to fall by almost a 5th by 2051 went up a low al-jazeera mexico city thousands of people in the somali capital long additional calling for presidential elections. but opposed to an extension of the president's time in office that violent confrontations for the past couple of nights president hollande of the locking fall
mazo failed to hold planned elections in february saying the word concerns about security and the pandemic beans recently voted to extend for another 2 news. in 2015 viruses swept through central and south america and made its way to the islands of cape verde off west africa caused a serious bust defects and babies and today children are growing up with severe disabilities the reports will keep capital on the island of. alice was not the child her mother expected cloudier was 3 months pregnant when doctors told her she was infected with this and that her unborn daughter would suffer from lifelong disabilities realizing that alice will never have a childhood like other kids her heart sank but 4 years on proudest says the disability turned out to be a blessing. she is loved by her neighbors the family and most of all by children
who seem to be able to communicate with her better than i can and she wants to play with them but sometimes her disability gets in the way she has convulsions her muscles are weak she can't sit properly ellis is born with what doctors call microcephaly her brain is failing to develop fully it's a consequence of her mother being infected with busy through a mosquito bite during her pregnancy there are no vaccines no cure for the virus that spreads through mosquitoes and sexual contact in 2060 in the world health organization declared public health emergency of international concern the outbreak started in brazil spreading to cape verde as a result of the epidemic more than 3700 babies worldwide were born with birth defects. at the time countries issued travel warnings including asking citizens to delay pregnancies there was this fear that it would spread from the islands of cape verde to the rest of africa on to the rest of the world but
that did not happen the virus suddenly disappeared just like it appeared. dr george knew about it too from the country's health ministry believes zico ran its course infected a large portion of the population and herd immunity developed halting the spread still he fears eks lurking in the capital's drainage system that's a breeding ground for mosquitoes saying there could be another outbreak. as the years we believe can be also can be again. unprotected and can be infected again surveillance of infected secret children has stalled due to the covert pandemic and mothers fear bringing their children to hospital children with cerebral palsy need continuous physical therapy and good nutrition support and commitment of parents makes a lot of difference because of the pandemic cloudier 2 has been avoiding hospitals
. when alice is in pain or has convulsions. she plays a song that she would listen to when she was pregnant to soothe her daughter's pain . nicholas falk al-jazeera. and finally they're calling it a pink superman and it's been great and skylines around the world a superman happens when at all but is closer to the lunar neighbor appears 7 percent bigger and 15 percent brighter than normal they're going to be 2 this year the 2nd is going to be coming in a month's time. i don't know about the some of the headlines on all disease the w.h.o. chief has described india's escalating covert 1000 crisis as beyond heartbreaking india has again reported well over 300000 new infections.