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back to you crikey when your new poll audience why it's important how does it impact your life i think if you look forward to a high with a bit of a this is an important part of the way people pick a people on here now david is very good at bringing the news to the world from here . on. al-jazeera. however i'm alamo hits and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes carparks turned into crime and it will be an actual sr 3 new variance and large gatherings may have contributed to india's latest surge of covert 900 infections on the front line of the conflict in eastern ukraine we meet
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volunteers helping to fight russian backed separatists and at least 2 people were killed in chance capital to improve tests against the recent military takeover world leaders have condemned the violence and are leading rights group accuses israel of apartheid like crimes against palestinians israel calls the report a propaganda pamphlets. i'm joining us cope with the sports south australia's prime minister tells cricketers from his country there on the right after choosing to stay and play in the indian premier league despite surging coronavirus cases and cancelled flights. but 1st the world health organization is warning 3 new covert 19 variants in india may have contributed to the coronavirus surge. sweeping the country it also says
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large public gatherings may be to blame for the devastating 2nd wave that's overwhelming hospitals and crime and saurians with 300000 cases have been reported for the 6th day as most withdrawn and reports from new delhi. mass cremations and burials have become the norm in a country where the bodies of corona virus are victims are piling up credit or ems and burial grounds are working day and night and even burning bodies in parks and car parks the families of the dead to mourn for their loved ones who succumbed not just to the virus but to the shortages of beds and oxygen the country i'm feeling really bad i have money i have everything but i can't get my sister. got me no did nothing back to baghdad and now i've got to not forget norbit we're going to do good we can go. international aid has started arriving but family members of the sick of still lining up to find oxygen wherever they can they say the government
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should have been better prepared if you got up when they were having you all you would be bored and they were completely. 2 thirds hardly going we're. going there you go but the world health organization said no way is the situation worse than in india india is really heartbreaking as the director general has said in the in the exponential growth that we've seen in case numbers is really truly astonishing we have seen similar trajectories of increases in transmission in a number of countries it has not been at the same scale and it has not had the same level of impact in burden on the health care system that we've seen in india. the world health organization also said math gatherings contributed to india's surge in cases but despite the rapid spread of the virus in the pilgrims gathered again in the new. for the cool mailer festival the government has been criticized for
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allowing large religious and political gatherings to go ahead and both the central and delhi governments have been accused of insensitivity to people suffering and blatant inequality and setting their priorities as people continue to die because of a lack of hospital beds and oxygen delhi's government is planning to convert 100 rooms in this 5 star hotel to set up a covert 9000 health facility for staff at the delhi high court and their families elizabeth purana al-jazeera new delhi. well symmetry is head of critical care at holy family hospital and he joins us from new delhi by skype it's good to have you with us on the news are just give us a sense of the situation where you are because i understand you're working on the front lines right now.
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and i can use so here as a doctor. can you still hear us. you can. just tell us what it's like in the hospital where you're working. it is i would say that this whole situation seems totally devastated. beds up all ice you beds all went to lay down all ventilator that occupied there are no beds on the in the wards are what e.m. against your room is full of patients they have don't have to pull you know even if they don't it's advice you on the ward speak if you want to send them somebody else that has no organized way of sending them away and all these patients are were what they had in the e.r. all those who need our amounts of oxygen or actually would need a ventilator bed i.c.u. bed if they could get one. so so that is the situation we are losing patients weekly we could save because that is you know no x.
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i mean that the numbers are all build up ations lining up the novel image and it will broaden ed because they have been running from hospital to hospital in an ambulance out in that it oxygen cylinders trying to get a bed and they either on our oxygen or on or off that aisle question was not enough for them and are there cases where so severe so it's a devastating situation absolutely in that sense of what young resident doctors all of nurses that are totally calm or dies by death i think are doing as much as they and they can get doing waiting more than they can actually they are working really hard for us to get emotionally because of what they see that they cannot save a lot of patients because you are running out of the sources into beds and ventilators and i see beds particularly which and you and you touched on the trauma there that talks are either you're working alongside or facing because these are patients you kids be saving if you have the resources at how are you in the and the
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soft treating people when you know with their oxygen shortages what sort of treatments are you trying to give are you rationing care are you truly arjan which patients to treats and which ones to withhold potential treatment from. and we understand are you so with us dr ray can you still hear. it like ok so. it is a lot of water work up and was that either coming to the edge of. the window that. never really ran out. so really never ran out of it all the running out of the lot. but now in the last is i would say in that part better about life. but who are about it you know man is and it's you.
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are getting oxygen but then bend the. wall. and don't say if you can if you can still hear us where we are having difficulties here sustaining that connection but one thing i would like to ask given the we're seeing horrible numbers coming out of india and terms of. the daily infection rates and the daily death rates but there has been questions about those numbers and if they actually relate to the the numbers of patients you're seeing trying to get through your hospital doors how much faith do you have in the official figures that are being reported as dramatic as they seem in terms of the deaths or the number and terms of the deaths and the number of cases because we've been hearing reports that predatory i'm supreme working round the clock with
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predatory and sabine burning so many bodies. the materials to be melting and the grid seeing you know the number of people medical professionals are saying are coming through the doors just does not mean it's far exceeds the official numbers that are being published by the indian government so what's your experience of this . it's difficult to comment on bad because working in the franklins we assert that is happening is that our patients who are dying in hospital obviously those numbers are big as well with it but it also is sick and he dies in an ambulance so i don't want all that big as well we that's really the cherry on his finding difficult even watch the news because the odds obstinately working so i don't think i am not able to meet newspapers i'm rarely able to watch the news on television and so to tell you honestly but but having said that i think i can see some of the debts which are
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up being bent ambulances are taking patients from austin and those basins are dying i who are being picked up as for we've got some off that there may be a difference in the numbers but in a place like that in other states all are states or other states maybe do not know if that is being it in or not but surely probably because there is no court if you know that is a lack of coordinated effort that there may be some of that being surely missed in the process ok. we appreciate you taking the time out of your day to talk to us here on our just sarah thank you for the work that you're doing and we wish you and your stuff all the fairy best tackling this tragic surge in kuwait that's heading into thank you well the u.s. government says it's working to deliver urgent surprise to india president joe biden has spoken see the indian prime minister narendra modi and washington will
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release up to 60000000 doses of the astra zeneca vaccine after being accused of hoarding the move for more let's cross live to our white house correspondent kimberly kemah there we heard anymore from the administration about these aid deliveries to india because those accusations of vaccine who are saying the dreadful scene in the context of what's happening in countries like india. well we are expecting an update not just from the top infectious disease specialist in the united states dr anthony fauci that is imminent but also from joe biden himself more on that in a moment but with respect to the united states now working with india to get those much needed supplies you're right global pressure on the united states seems to have worked the united states giving in to some of the accusations that it was hoarding now sharing that supply given the fact that the astra zeneca vaccine which
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is being shipped some 60000000 doses 10000000 imminently is not even being used in the united states in fact it hasn't been approved for use here so it was just sitting on the shelves sense this is something that we know not only are vaccines going to be passed over to india but also raw material so that they can make the copas shield version which is the astra zeneca vaccine in india so this is something that is particularly encouraging 2 now if you're sort of thinking that this is kind of like the stuff the united states doesn't want that's not the case the white house says what this is is it has been for approved for use here because there are 3 other vaccines that are being administered here so the f.d.a. the food and drug administration is going to give it the final quality control check before it is being sent and it's not just fact seen materials being said it's also personal protective equipment oxygen of course badly needed ventilators and a team of experts from the centers for disease control and kimberly you mentioned
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earlier we are expecting some more guidance on 1000 prevention from the c.d.c. those updates are imminent but is there any indication at this stage where the focus of those briefings will be. well what we know is that we're hitting a benchmark in the united states that is president joe biden's $100.00 days and this is significant every president tries to get as much done to show their sort of path forward in the 1st $100.00 days and for joe biden getting a grips on the coated pandemic in the united states was certainly his top priority and it's gone really well he 1st said there were going to be a 100000000 shots at 100 days he passed that so he went to 200 well guess what now we're at 230000000 doses of the vaccine more than half of all americans now have received at least one dose and we're at the point now where there's actually more supply than demand it's it's hard to sort of smile about these successes when so
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many other parts of the country or rather the world are doing so poorly so that's why the united states kicking in to help but with respect to what the u.s. president will be talking about in the next 2 hours when we hear from him we expect will be new guidance for vaccinated americans that they may not have to wear a mask outdoors the guidance coming from dr anthony found she and others is that the risk outdoors is pretty low especially if you've been vaccinated so americans looking for some good news as joe biden sort of tries to herald some of the successes of his 1st 100 days carol we wait to hear those remarks when they come in but for now. live at the white house thank you kimberly. russia says brazil's decision not to course its cool with $1000.00 vaccine is politically motivated the brazilian health regulates and rejected requests from several states to approve jobs so i seen a lack of data on its safety and efficacy of the manufacture points the blame at
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the u.s. government for persuading brazil against it pursue the worst effects of country inside america more than 14300000 infections. yancey corruption group founded by crime and critical acts in a vile me says it will continue its work despite its new court imposed restrictions churches are considering whether to ban the foundation for fighting corruption as an extremist organization among other curbs it's no longer allowed to share content online or organize rallies the army has been a prison since january supporters say he's in for health and at risk of dying. well russia is warning it will do whatever is necessary to ensure security along its borders this follows weeks of escalating tension between moscow and ukraine with russia amassing thousands of troops along their shared fronts here it ordered their withdrawal on thursday russia says actions by the u.s. and nato are behind an increasing military threat. ukrainian president vladimir
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selenski says he expects to meets russia's vladimir putin soon in a bid to end the conflicts in the east since it began 7 years ago foreign volunteers have traveled to the region to fight on both sides child stratfor reports from the frontline village of chirac in or where he met a fighter from georgia gulch or is a georgian war veteran in eastern ukraine the conflict here is something he recognizes because russia has also supported separatists in 2 breakaway regions of georgia. in 2008 the russian army invaded to support their independence bid. the sound of shells exploding reverberates across the fields. says russian back separatists fire at ukrainian army positions near here almost every day. did you hear that he says they're foreign
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120 millimeter caliber weapons he takes us to the front line village of. every building was either damaged or completely destroyed during fighting in 2015. russia did many bad things to us in georgia they occupied our territory as they have done here in ukraine i'm not against the russian nation or people but that politics is a very dirty game that. georgian volunteers like got just started coming to ukraine to thank russian bank separatists at the start of the conflict in 20142 years later the self-styled georgian national legion was incorporated into the ukrainian army. analysts say russia has encouraged and supported territorial disputes in ukraine as it did in georgia to hinder the 2 countries from joining nato me at the ball
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liberation we georgians know what it means when your dignity and liberty is taken the ukrainians helped us and now it's our turn to help them they told us during our war that if we didn't start russia and georgia then we would eventually have to stop them in ukraine they predicted this would happen and they were right. the sound of gunshots could be heard every few minutes. the morning started with shelling and now snipers they are trying to provoke us to shoot back and find out our positions this ukrainian soldier tells us there are around 50 georgians that are working with the ukrainian army right the way along the front line the army here the smalling very nervous they want to allow us to progress any further up this road because in the last half an hour or so we've heard what they describe as a fire targeting a position very close to here. both sides accuse each other of violating the 2015 cease fire agreement most every day gulch ecclesia weapon before
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going back to his checkpoint he says defending ukrainians he's juicy and he won't be returning to georgia any time soon charles trafford al-jazeera shirakawa eastern ukraine. plenty more still ahead on this news hour including the u.s. navy says one of its ships had a chance encounter with another winnie invest in gulf waters earlier this month. double whammy we'll look at the health and economic crises affecting argentina bar spyin munich named their new coach joe we'll have all the details later in these are. at least 2 people have been killed in chants during protests against the u.s. military transition council demonstrators want to return to civilian rule after the
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military to charge when president idriss deby his death last week the opposition is against the military's appointments of a new prime minister of france a strongly condemned the violence against protesters the military council says it will hold elections within 18 months louise. we want to express our worry over the development of the situation 1st of all by strongly condemning the repression of protests and the violence that took place this morning and to mina we are calling for the respect of the commitments that were taken by the transitional military council that of a peaceful and politically inclusive transition let me be very clear i give my support to the integrity and the stability of chad very clearly an end to mina i support peaceful democratic inclusive transition i do not support a plan of succession and france will never be on the side of those who formed this plan well i am a decrease is live for us in the capital and. the opposition are calling for
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peaceful protests and their supporters have been met with violence on the streets what's the situation like right now and what more can you tell us. well the situation on the streets of jenin and other towns were right so demonstrations broke out early this morning it's come whether this is the calm before a major storm of a calm that is finally the confrontation between the protesters and the transitional military council here in charge now the protests have been called by the opposition to push the military father to renew our trust of elian transitional government ahead of elections earlier the military council when it was formed last week announced that it will be there for only 18 months today the head of state general mom but it proved to be addressed that concern saying that yes they're going to leave in 18 months but they need the support and cooperation of everybody
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to ensure that that such siege is calling for international support and cooperation to ensure that this transition was conducted peacefully now the opposition on its part is saying that no the military is not in a position to conduct a free and fair elections and they shouldn't be in the 1st place be in power for 18 months the cost of tuition according to them stated that the president or the president of the national assembly is supposed to take over power in the case of the death of the sitting president which of course is one of the reasons behind the protests today it is indeed the end in terms of more protests and what will come we expect from the military council if the day any indication of how they might react and see these ongoing coals for more process because they don't want the military in. well hala that has been addressed since yesterday last night in fact when the spokesman of the
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transitional military council estate but all protest all demonstrations on the streets are burned and therefore will not be allowed by the government so they don't want spector's planning but to of all the protests around 8 o'clock local time in fact came out on the streets at around 6 o'clock local time which is around 5 g.m.t. and started the most strange but of course to be security forces and i went out and then the really really acted fast to the protests on the bus but that of course was not successful until after 345 hours after the start of demonstrations that the security forces able to bring the situation under control by the time 2 or 3 people are reported to have died and dozens more have been taken into custody looting of course journalists. ok i'm a did you live from the chad in capital thank you so much i. know it's the spanish citizens have been killed in an ambush in eastern burkina
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faso journalist needs and roberto frayne as convoy was attacked by gunmen in the eastern town of the they were working on a documentary on how the government is tackling coaching and al qaida went to is believed to be behind the attack. palestinian leaders have welcomed their reports accusing israel of crimes against humanity human rights watch says israel is practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians israeli foreign ministry has dismissed reports that biased and baseless are a force that has more from occupied east jerusalem. and the palestinian racism was on show in jerusalem last week with hundreds of israeli far right activists chanting death to arabs the far right thanks to an electoral alliance sponsored by the prime minister now has a foothold inside parliament but it isn't new report human rights watch makes a broader accusation that the israeli government itself practices apartheid and
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persecution we started looking at it we saw the reality in which a single government rules of the road the area between the jordan river and train you see roughly 6800000 jewish israelis and 6800000 palestinian land and across these areas is really authorities systems. indians and the fact that we privileged jewish israelis the report focuses on 4 arenas in israel where it says palestinian israeli citizens are discriminated against particularly in terms of land use. in the occupied west bank where palestinians unlike israeli settlers are subject to military law and where settlers have preferential access to land resources and building permits in hamas controlled gaza from which palestinians are barred exit to live in the west bank or east jerusalem and in occupied east jerusalem where unlike israeli citizens palestinians can have their residency status revoked this is the 2nd high profile report this year that has accused
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israel of practicing apartheid in january the israeli rights group but selim said the israeli government was an acting jewish supremacist policies in the occupied palestinian territories and inside israel itself israel is again rejecting such charges its foreign ministry saying human rights. much is known to have a longstanding anti israeli agenda actively seeking for years to promote boycotts against israel their decision not to share this report for review or comment with any israeli authorities is clear indication that it is a propaganda pamphlet which lacks credibility but critics point to the 2018 nation state law which defined national self-determination as quote unique to the jewish people and to the fact for several months last year israel's prime minister was advocating the permanent annexation of nearly a 3rd of the occupied west bank. this is a very important report on israel practicing a policies the should be the position of the international community as it was with
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south africa and they should be punishment against the occupation human rights watch says with no viable peace process in place the situation has gone from temporary occupation to permanent domination it's calling on the international criminal court to investigate its allegations are false that al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem when these abraham has more from ramallah and some of the issues highlighted by that reports. we were here. in front of the palestinian civil authority where many protesters were trying to lobby the palestinian authority to push israel to give their spouses palestinian i.d.'s a palestinian passports to be able to live together in one geographical area this is one area that the report has talked about their fact that israel controls their population registry and that it doesn't allow many palestinians from arab nationals
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or even internationals when they marry the people from palestinians marry people from outside they don't allow them to get to the unification papers they don't allow them to get i.d.'s and passports and this is one element that the report mentioned but for many palestinians they would tell you that this is their reality on the. this is the really daily live under the israeli occupation policies many of them upset up told us that they are glad that the international community some groups are stepping up and showing that israel is indeed implementing 2 systems for 2 people but for them this is a reality that they have long known. the u.s. navy says an iranian warship aggressively approached american vessels in the gulf waters earlier this month footage shows and really and ship cuts in front of the u.s. 1st which had to move out of its way to avoid a collision and direct talks are happening in vienna the moments with the
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possibility of us returning to the 2015 iran you clear deal where hillary mann leverett is a former state department some point has national security official she says this incident seems to show a major change in the u.s. strategy for the middle east. this incident reportedly happened april 2nd so it's been a few weeks it seems to have happened on the eve of the announcement that the united states and iran would essentially hold these indirect talks in vienna about rejoining for the united states to rejoin the iran nuclear deal it also comes very very interesting. of a nother recent announcement by cent com the cent com commander u.s. income commander general mckenzie he said last week there for the 1st time in nearly 70 years for the 1st time since the korean war the united states does not have air superiority in a military theater where it's active so we 1st have this comment that the united states does not have air superiority and now the military is releasing
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a video that clearly shows the united states is not have naval superiority so it's a very interesting question what is the u.s. department of defense doing is it doing it in conjunction with a coherent coordinated biden administration policy to show that the united states perhaps is not does not have and is not seeking to continue its overwhelming as essentially had germany in the middle east it's overwhelming control and influence in the middle east. so ahead so i'll just hear a heavy fighting in myanmar as rebels in a border area attack a military camp. going standoff between saudi arabia and lebanon to talk to the farmers concent a mental hands and i last football team gets an unwelcome visitor to training that's coming out with a chill in sports. hello
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there were dolling up temperatures across the middle east in particular this heat will be centered across. areas of central turkey on the island of cyprus where we will get into that 30 degree threshold 26 for you on wednesday. temperatures have come down a bit sink kuwait for example at 38 and for us here in doha 37 degrees will be the high on wednesday and by thursday will get a bit cooler with the winds coming off the gulf i show you some of the moisture that we're dealing with into parts of africa so particularly heavy rains toward areas of the ethiopian high lands but also djibouti getting into some of these heavy spells of showers and we still have those showers hanging around areas of attends india into northern mozambique and we can follow these showers right
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through the heart of africa into the gulf of guinea and in particular will get into some heavier pockets of rain as we head toward cameroon wednesday and thursday did also want to put this on your radar we'll watch to see just parts of south africa get clipped with some showers as we head toward the tail end of the week capetown a high of 1000 for you on thursday. from the world's most populated region. and untold stories from across asia and the said above to discover the current events. with diverse cultures. and conflict and politics. when i went east on al-jazeera. a century ago they were cold
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organization says 3 new covert 900 variants that are present in india may have contributed to this latest surge one of 300000 new cases have been reported there for the 6th consecutive day. chats the military transition council has sent in troops as protesters demand civilian rule at least 2 people have been killed in the unrest france has condemned the violence against protesters and human rights watch is accusing israel of crimes against humanity practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians palestinian leaders of welcomed the reports while the israeli foreign ministry has dismissed the findings. one of me and most rebel groups is attacked a military outpost near the toy border and some of the heaviest fighting since the coup on february 1st this is happening as the protest movement continues across the country scott hyder has the details from bangkok. early morning
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gunfire echoes across a stretch of the sol when river along the border between me and maher in thailand this video from the thai side appears to show current national union fighters taking over army outpost then burning it to the ground it's some of the most intense fighting between ethnic armies and myanmar's military since the coup nearly 3 months ago. the current fighters are one of about 2 dozen ethnic minority forces that have been fighting the myanmar military for decades seeking greater autonomy like the korean rebels many of them have thrown their support behind the antic to protest movement that has swept across myanmar since the takeover there's been talk about forming a federal army. some feel the attack on the outpost was a signal from the current national union to me and mars' army locally known as the tatmadaw and this shows that we have a plan in our area to diminish your territory take over war what we say is accurate or. but also do it in
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a moment discredits the power of the capital which gives a symbolic boost i think to broader nationwide. resistance against against the military so it's it's a lot of different things all wrapped up together he went on to say that a strong retaliate is expected airstrikes from the military on current held territory have increased over the last few weeks at one point sending hundreds across the border into thailand seeking refuge and medical attention 24000 people have been displaced since late last month according to korean groups also on tuesday the military justice said it would consider suggestions on how to end the crisis in myanmar made by the southeast asia regional bloc in the saturday meeting the announcement could be viewed as a setback since leaders said a consensus was already reached with the joint on steps to end the violence. but some protesters are taking their battle against the jointer from the streets to the jungle this footage appears to show a training camp run by ethnic armies preparing those who want to transition from
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protester to fight or. not while there are still protesters dedicated to taking their call for the don't have to step down to the streets but in smaller numbers because of the intensified crackdown by security forces making sure their voices are heard scott hyder al-jazeera bangkok. the u.s. says it will give $310000000.00 to guatemala honduras and el salvador to help stem the flow of migrants to its southern border vice president come to harris made the announcement after holding a virtual meeting with quarter mahler's presidents the money will increase food supplies it also aims to provide protection for refugees and asylum seekers who are often targeted by people smugglers. the global economic devastation that has accompanied covert 19 has been especially severe in argentina it's already struggling economy shrank by nearly 10 percent and 2020 the 3rd straight year or recession tourism board travel to greater one is aries divided hope people are
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coping with both health and economic crises. the soup kitchen in moreno integrated one aside is is trying to meet they increase in demand in recent weeks. out of their lease he says every day and you family comes in for food and already we have twice as much work because demand has doubled with new restrictions and children out of schools we've had 9 new families in just a few weeks argentina's struggling to control a rising it's called 1000 infections the pandemic and years of economic troubles have left millions of people here in need poverty rates have soared in argentina in the past year 62 percent of children in this country are now poor the pandemic have had an enormous impact in neighborhoods like this one where most of the people work in the informal sector medium or just moved to what they are because she says she couldn't afford to pay rent anywhere else more often but we got caught up on them
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or log and i'm coming here today because i have $5.00 children to feed they're not going to school so i have to take care of them and we can't afford to pay for everything elastica is an ngo working in the area it's staffer says the neighborhood of more than 40000 people with food and activities for children. the government has suspended in person to last is by children here have little access to internet to continue with their studies at home. madeline tested positive for over 1000 and was forced to stay home with her 2 kids. for days we only had some pastor to eat and rice that was all we had i knew i had to stay home to prevent contagion i realized i had to start asking for help when we didn't have anything else in the fridge. the level of poverty and loss of jobs remind many of another crises in 2001 when this country defaulted on it sovereign debt even though
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the government is now assisting millions with food and cash handouts elastic ask and consoli says much more is needed in a society. we need to have a series of policies that will help the whole country recover the needs to be investment to bring back jobs and improve people's lives in places like the us we have only one school and one can the garden and we need at least 3 the pandemic has depleted argentina's economy it's now negotiating billions of dollars in foreign aid with the international monetary fund one struggling to fight the spread of covert $1000.00 a fight that's worsened economic troubles that began long before the pandemic families here are stuck in the middle trying to survive any way they can. one of us. bahrain's only female political prisoner has been released after 3 years. barbary was sentenced in 2019 after already being detained for
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a year and stripped of her citizenship early scame after weeks of protest announcing the living conditions of those in jail there's also been a coronavirus outbreak in the prison where she was speaking held. sodhi arabia has suspended the imports of fruits and vegetables from lebanon and says shipments are being used to smuggle drugs after millions of pills were found in boxes of pomegranates lebanon's already facing its worst economic crisis in decades and the fans expected to hit farmers particularly hard saying harder reports. these farmers in lebanon are harvesting lettuce meant for households in saudi arabia but after the saudi government imposed a ban on lebanese produce they fear the agricultural sector will face a disaster saudi officials say the shipments are being used to smuggle drugs. yeah here there are thousands of it's an arbitrary decision and so we ask the saudis to
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reverse the ban we're not all drug dealers and smugglers you can't punish everyone . lebannon exports $400000.00 tons of agricultural produce every year one forest to saudi arabia and the wider gulf region it's millions of dollars for a country facing a deep economic and financial crisis. we don't export pomegranates investigations show the truck came from syria but yes you can argue the lebanese government is not doing its job there are no scanners at the borders with syria or at the ports corruption in governance has plagued this country for years there is little control along its borders whether with neighboring syria or at ports where smuggling is rampant and evasion of custom tax costs the state billions of dollars in revenues levanon has a long history of drug called division and trafficking the because bally is a source of opium and hashish production factories producing captagon pills happen
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discovered as well western drug agencies say the amphetamine is also widely manufactured in syria. the discovery of 5300000 captagon pills in saudi arabia was the latest drug bust coming from lebanon on the timing of the ban has raised the question if politics is at play this disengagement strategy that saudi arabia as well as the broader gulf has adopted views of 11 on is slowly turning into a more us engagement than a negative engagement strategy in that case the pressure on the lebanese government saudi arabia whose influence in lebanon has waned in recent years is angered by what many see as the iranian backed hezbollah's control and influence in the country lebanon's leaders ordered the security services to crack down on drug smuggling and those behind it. decisions are not in the hands of the lebanese government but in the hands of hezbollah the smuggling routes are under its control and so is the airport on the pole there is no state in lebanon there is
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a lot of uncertainty saudi arabia wants guarantees that what it calls a systematic smuggling operations and few here believe it will be easy to control the drug trade center. beirut. the un is launching another round of talks about the future of cyprus the islands is divided between its southern greek speaking parts in the south declared republic of northern cyprus where turkish is spoken the presidents of both areas are meeting un secretary general in geneva the foreign ministers of greece turkey and the u.k. are also there decades of talks have been unable thus far to find a solution the u.s. attorney general has announced an investigation into the evil police department in kentucky it follows last year's killing of briana taylor a black woman shot in her home during a bush police raids and it comes only days after the death of another black man
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during the police stop in north carolina or grenell 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 i ask you to just trying to save his own life you know he was not in no office he was not in the 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 will he was not reaching
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for anything he wasn't touching anything he wasn't funny thing about he had his hands firmly on the stand will they went up to 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 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 by did 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
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a black woman in her home there last year it will determine whether l m p d n gauges 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 d engages in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race. in the days since former minneapolis police officer derrick chauvin was convicted of murdering george floyd 11 months ago police around the u.s. have shot and killed at least half a dozen people leading to more nationwide cries for racial justice and reform rob reynolds al-jazeera as a kate after columbia introduced a law allowing people to reclaim land that legally there is getting it back about
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so just a fraction has been handed over don't know if he projects have been set up to help returning families out of santorum p a t reports from the amazonian region of puts a mio. since recovering his land because of me sam has been betting on peppercorns and heart of homes to rebuild his life it is up to me and for 7 years he and his family had to abandon their home after being caught in the middle of violent confrontations between fired gravels and colombia's paramilitary groups that took over is land. it was very bad people were getting killed daily they'd have you dig your own roof then shoot you in cold blood we had no option but to leave. years later a judge recognized this rights to his land issuing an order of comprehensive ripper rationed like most farmers in this remote region on the border with ecuador he used to grow coca the basing region for cocaine but now he's hoping that with the help
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of the government is new legal endeavor will be successful where you got a longer situation helped us to return reestablish ourselves and start growing this which seems to have potential we've rubel to khalid's and even if we don't make much we'll leave him i'm not worrying about my children's any more. his return is a relatively successful story in one of the largest reparation processes in the world 7700000 have been forcibly displaced by the conflict 10 years ago a law was implemented to return legitimate owners to their land and 4 years ago a peace deal with 5 rebels promised a comprehensive rule reform but the process is stagnated as the colonial state failed to stop the reemergence of bile and initiate true reforms. i have a land fund of $4000000.00 he has to return we have executed team pursuit it's a complicated process and it's the violence the lack of tar balls and one without
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any real president at the scale abandoned houses sealed off the land here a reminder of just how difficult. are in parts of the country where the reasons behind the violence of the past persist and much of the land has never been registered. political professor daddy of the heart of the who has studied the issue closely says powerful interests that control the land don't want to process to advance market more than 40 percent of transactions in the country are not registered which makes long drives easier and we have one of the was a concentration of property in the world we need to connect these remote regions to the rest of the country with road channel porch unities. back at the farm close and his family are worried because coca fields are appearing again in their territory as are drug trafficking groups putting once again at risk the fragile stability and
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peace they have achieved i listen to them and just miss. so i had sewn zeros coronavirus cases. playing in the premier league take extra precautions and joel will have more sports after the break.
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the in the oath. it starts with us for here's joe hallett thank you very much shane does cricket board is promising to return all players home safely following the end of the indian premier league in may it comes off to 3
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a straight game players left the tournament on monday made a surge of current virus cases in india and australia suspended flights to the country with prime minister scott morrison telling plays it's up to them to find their own way home david warner is among the foreign players who remain here and sunrisers hyderabad team mate came williamson suited up in personal protective equipment as the team travel from chennai to delhi want to and will incent who's from new zealand stadium to play even after nearly a 1000000 new cases in just 3 days despite being in a bubble the players are aware of what's going on outside. it's not nice to be honest watching from afar certainly considering how lucky we are to be in a bubble and not be affected by it very much we only see lend support and heartfelt gratitude to everybody who is ill or going through tough times well earlier we spoke to cricket commentator chanda told us it's not easy to play
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as organized as to pull out of the tournament i think it's a tough question i'm not someone i like to sit on the fence and i know the age old saying is the show must go on 'd but i guess in the midst of a global pandemic you must ask yourself at what cost and what stage does that show not go on i think there's 2 sides to that coin in a country like india you know everyone across the year looks forward to the 2 month extravaganza that is the i.p.l. i think standards are lifted and especially during depressing times like this people will look forward to it and that is that one side of the coin says a lot of jobs that are at stake there are thousands of jobs beyond just the luxuries and the millions of the players that make it and i think that's why it's a hard one to just cut the rope but i i do think there will be a few personal calls made of each other that actually made a bold statement when we stepped out of the seat the personal reasons they're going to die summed it up quite simply said we actually feel safe in the bubble but morally i just can't put the situation together because that's a philosophical question that he must address which is how are we justifying the
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government culprits and the spending so much money when people are lining up to not get a hospital bed i think that's the big question that people and the conundrum that players are facing as well and a football man by munich have signed union nagel's men to take over as coach from next season on a 5 year contract the 33 year old general replace hence the flick leaving at the end of the season when is currently in charge of counting taking them to the semi's of the champions. chelsea forward christian pulis sick has put his teammates on notice ahead of tonight's champions league semifinal against brown madrid the visitors underdogs given royals formidable european record but chelsea a much improved since thomas to hold took over as manager they currently have the most clean sheets across europe the top 5 leafs this season the poor sick has warned his team mates to be focused from minute one. going to take a lot it's going to take a big fight over 2 games obviously they're very experienced in this competition and
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we're going to need to go out and you have a lot of confidence i think that's that's going to be that's going to very important you know we we belong to be here we've we've really accomplished a lot to get to this point meanwhile former chelsea star and hazard has is ready to haunt his former club the belgian regime's playing at the weekend after a long injury spell is teammates expect hasn't to play a significant role over the 2 legs this time we go he's really motivated every player is excited to play in a semi final and if you're playing against your former club it's even more motivation he knows the club and the team very well we know it in squalid he's keen to show it on the peach and help the team. japanese star share here tiny has achieved something not seen in major league baseball for almost 100 years for the 1st time since the legendary babe ruth in 1921 the home run leader was also
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starting pitcher for again tony was on the mound for the angels against the texas rangers he struck out 9 batters and also managed to school 3 runs the game also so ridiculous catch from texas picture john yang he somehow managed to grab this line drive. is a good day for sporting teams in los angeles with the lakers breaking their run of 3 straight losses dennis schrader had 21 points and 10 assists helping the lakers be orlando by 11 anthony davis had his best performance since returning from a long injury layoff grabbing 18 points and 8 rebounds the magic of the last 6 in a row. and not too far away from that game in florida toronto f.c. as footballers were given a scare during their training session a big alligator crash their practice which allowed some of the players to work on my sprinting toronto in orlando preparing for their concrete calf champions league quarter final but you just wanted some cater a towel or some gator is very big it's not free to come again we thank you very
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. i'm out that saves for the blind and a robotic arm for the disabled. i jungle straightly an engineer isn't venting tools to help people gain independence. a tiny tiny little side of that will put the ability to recognize objects all over the far side of people with limited vision will be able to recognize everyday objects women make science robo gals on al-jazeera. from inside the walls of a west african prison comes home. a chance to create to express emotion and take the 1st steps towards rehabilitation. a renowned choreographer shares his passion for darts inspiring prisoners to perform and to reach beyond the ill deeds of the past and the confines of their present the dance of the witness
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documentary on al-jazeera if you want to help save the world. and euro. carparks turn into kramatorsk is the w.h.o. says 3 new variants and large gatherings may have contributed to india's latest surge of call the 1900 factions. and how he didn't and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up at least 2 people are killed in chad's capital june protests against the recent military takeover.

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