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breaks here in windsor west of sydney this is the main breach completely under water when people need to be heard 1000 people staying in these tents just a stone's throw from the us mexico border and the story needs to be told i felt like the whole sky is falling down with exclusive interviews and in-depth reports i'll just see iran has teams on the ground the house of abraham to bring you more award winning documentaries and life. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm still robin you're watching the al-jazeera news our life my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next 60 minutes. india over world does the coronavirus death toll crosses 200000 but over in pakistan its military is called
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in to help its growing outbreak. south africa's presidents are all wrong opposer testifies before a judicial inquiry into a corruption scandal involving his predecessor. the f.b.i. launches an investigation into the latest shooting of a black american man the family wants police to release the baltic home video plus . i'm similar for team in iraq there's their close to the border with saudi arabia where nomadic tribes are struggling to cope with the effect of climate change. i'm joining us roscoe with the sports as chelsea and real madrid draw 11 in their 1st leg of their champions league semifinal and south korea and i'll strike a plan to vaccinate their tokyo band athletes against co the 19 ahead of the games .
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welcome to the news hour india has seen its worst day so far from the pandemic with nearly 3300 more faith tallaght taking the official death toll past 200000 more than 360000 new cases a global record have been confirmed in the past 24 hours in new delhi and neighboring states hospitals are running out of beds medical supplies and oxygen many people have been flocking to makeshift clinics like the sikh temple hoping to get some of its limited oxygen supply if they can get it when i have less money to continue from my leave and come here for the south again so i can not get back without going out to get into i have to give it one 0 my god how much time again we . have been all over india over. gently going to. how to do our job and all over me about it is going to put a little bit of our. own. you hear
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all over or go on tour. now the pandemic has also taken its toll on neighboring pakistan with a new daily record of 201 deaths on wednesday soldiers have been deployed to cities with high infection rates to enforce restrictions but there is some good news coming out of the u.k. a new study suggests a single dose of the pfizer or astra zeneca vaccine can really harm the transmission of the virus or will get more on the situation in pakistan from our correspondent there come out in islamabad but 1st let's cross over to elizabeth ranum in india's capital new delhi and elizabeth really let's talk about the really quite depressing scene behind you. it is absolutely so we had a make shift from a tory m. that is being set up to from 8 bodies which the actual predatory in their mind it can't get through in one day and this is
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a similar picture to all predatory here in the capital delhi and beyond and all of the worst affected states. on crime a tory m has been working from 6 o'clock in the morning until midnight it still had to construct 20 extra funeral pyres in the heart next to it and when that was enough wasn't enough it's putting up these 50 pyres here the situation is such here and and beyond that people are running from hospital to hospital to try to get their family members admitted now have to do the same thing from crematorium to predatory i'm in a country where funerals are held as soon as possible and that is why the international aid that's arriving in india couldn't be more welcome we've had oxygen supplies ventilators reviving from the u.s. and u.k. singapore south korea is the latest country to say that it will be sending oxygen diagnostic kits protective gear but south korea is also arranging flights to bring
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its citizens back from india that's as the health care system here the poorly funded public health care system cannot provide for many people who need hospital beds and oxygen and of course it's ironic isn't it that india was supposed to produce all of these vaccines to help low income countries around the world and now it needs that help itself the government is upbeat talking about the vaccine rollout. but does it have enough vaccine to go around. well if you look at what's happening on wednesday in the worst affected states maharashtra some of its biggest vaccination centers have had to stop inoculating people today because they're run out master is one of the states that saying that although all adults everyone about the age of 18 is eligible to be inoculated from saturday may the 1st they don't have the vaccines to do that and they don't have the assurances from back the manufacturers the 2 in the country that they are going
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to get enough to online registration that's necessary has been slow to be rolled out these are just some of the reasons why the us administration is looking at freeing up millions of doses of the astra zeneca vaccine from storage because they haven't been cleared for use in the us yet to ship to india it's also remove that ban which is very contentious between the u.s. and india on the export of war materials it's removed that the materials to india so it can make more vaccine elizabeth for the plants for about charlotte's cross over to our other colleague in neighboring pakistan kemal hyder joins us now from islamabad of course people and certainly politicians in the capital will be keeping a very close eye on what's going on across the border this news that the military will be deployed on to the streets is an interesting move will be interesting to see how they work with the civilian police.
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clause. which is something that they have already done. going to be deployed in fact they have been deployed. across the country. for a. month of ramadan so. holidays that government. bring. down the. nations will be closed no one no one really be allowed to come out of. it because.
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obviously the fear. be something that everybody. knew you. have to pay heed to this particular warning and have dated no law down. all the examinations. and. now getting ready for a more comprehensive lockdown. in pakistan and india today very much. well as we mentioned the british government study has shown a single dose of covert 19 vaccine can cut the risk of household transmission by half the report by public health england included more than 57000 vaccinated people
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from across $24000.00 homes it found those who got the 1st dose of pfizer or astra zeneca jobs were 38 to 49 percent less likely to pass the virus on researchers say the protection against covert 1000 kicks in about 2 weeks after vaccination the british health secretary has welcomed the report and is urging those eligible to get the job to take it a soon as possible well joining me now is naomi forester soto she's overall or just a q. university in england joins me now on the program miss forster soto thanks very much for your time how encouraging is this news because questions were always continually asked about the effectiveness of one or 2 jobs yes it is really encouraging news aren't you france this leigh that a single jap is able to reduce transmission because that was you know we had not been certain japanese able to use transmission at all and so the fact that it's now
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working with just a single dose i think the guys are all the extras there in your back scene is really good news and and helps and we thinking about how that's an issue is going to help reduce the number of cases indeed i mean how does this help you might save the public messaging at the moment because there's a great deal of nervousness or anticipation from some quarters of society not just in britain but across the world about taking a vaccine. yes so. the back seams are very effective at preventing against it is these so current a virus although a lot of people get really mild disease having a corona virus back seen against corona virus i should say sorry is is going to be really key at preventing people ending up in hospital and sadly preventing some of the challenges that we're seeing so this news that it actually also prevents transmission is probably really key in helping people understand getting the
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vaccine there also protecting those people that they care about and so that even if ringback unfortunately they gave back to it after getting the vaccine they're much less likely to transmit it to anybody or we will one question that still hasn't really been answered is the long charity of a munity after vaccination how important is that into the mix into the conversation mix when it comes to how. it how these vaccines work and how successful they could be in the long. yes that's a really key question unfortunately it's just too soon yet we just haven't got the length of time to have that. i mean we have about you know 9 months with the agent from the people who best buy their. clinical trial way back in july but we really are looking at you know another year but we understand the longevity of the immunity but certainly the effectiveness now in tracking down cases and is very promising you scientists like many others around the world will obviously be very
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wary of these new variants in india that everybody is talking about 2 of the new variants what do we know about the impact of variants when it comes to the vaccines that we have on the market so far are scientists now or will they be looking at how these variants wherever they're from certainly from india south africa and brazil how they affect what's on the market and how the vaccine may have to be tweaked to deal with these new variance. yes so that he aspect at the moment is identifying how effective the current axes are against these variants and there's some of them such as the brazil of the invariants or even the british that can vary and we know that the vaccine still to protect and at least may not prevent its you know mild disease that they do protect against is disease so although i think that's the thing that most people are concerned about is that he you know with
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severe coronavirus which can lead to a talented so i think it's really important that we are constantly testing these new variants against the back scenes and understanding how they work and how effective they are and that will enable us to tweak or you know develop boosters which i know are already underway and companies such as magellan are already developing booster shots that should give added protection against some of these variants as well it's great to have your insights and thanks very much for joining us naomi forester so to that from kill university in england thanks for your time thinking. now the u.s. is easing kovan 1000 restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated they cannot socialize outside without a mask more than half of all adults have had at least one dose but an increasing number of americans are skipping the 2nd shot as john hendren reports now from chicago beautiful afternoon in a sign of pandemic progress the united states is lowering mask restrictions starting today. if you're fully vaccinated and you're outdoors you need and
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not a big crowd you no longer need to wear a mask the new guidance from the u.s. centers for disease control says that even unvaccinated americans may now go without masks outdoors or while dining outside with friends but that does not extend to indoor events or crowded outdoor events such as concerts even when you're talking about variants indoors out do is get vaccinated and you will certainly have a degree of protection but there are also troubling signs of covert complacency super sites in ohio texas and florida are closing louisiana is asking for fewer vaccine shipments counties in iowa and kansas are rejecting them and across the u.s. a growing number of americans have missed their 2nd vaccinations calling vaccine hesitancy new data from the c.d.c. as of april finds that 8 percent of americans have not taken their 2nd vaccine from
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fives or i'm a journalist that's up from 3.4 percent earlier this year to me it would be a note thank you the c.d.c. now recommends that college students be able to get their 2nd dose even if it's at home in another state one dose is partially effective after just one pills we know that you have reasonably good protection 80 percent according to the real world data what we don't know however is is the duration of the protection that's why the 2nd dose is crucial we know after that they can build in a body to last for at least 6 months possibly longer the white house is urging americans who are not getting the one shot johnson and johnson vaccine to take that double dose the 2nd dose is critical to getting the maximum level of protection not to mention that 2nd dose is critical in bringing the united states to herd immunity and that would stop the spread of the virus john hendren al-jazeera chicago.
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progress all the vaccines helping the global economies recovery and asia pacific countries of all comes to rebound stronger than previously thought but the asian development bank says new brakes could still put the recovery at risk florence lou reports on phone call a little pull. when the pandemic hit and countries closed their borders businesses that rely mainly on tarus were badly affected hot air balloon pilot hired in and has run a company that organizes ballooning events tend to there are the passion baking cookies to supplement their income we had to downsize. we've been serious and also real. domestic lockdowns closed international borders a global recession these factors drag down output in most economies but economic recovery has begun in many asian countries according to a forecast by the asian development bank growth which strengthened in the latter
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part of last year has been driven mostly by exports of electronics and personal protective equipment developing asia which groups 45 countries in asia pacific is forecast to grow 7.3 percent this year rapid economic recovery. stronger. economies. one of the top. traits. and therefore likely provided. but the outlook for asia pacific countries will depend mainly on how the pandemic unfolds many countries have started vaccination programs but any delay in rollout could prolong the crisis new outbreaks and subsequent curbs on movement will disrupt mobility and economic activity even as economies recover countries will be counting the cost of the pandemic for years to come school closures disrupted education and students in developing asia last nearly a 3rd of
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a year's learning on average that to substantially reduce future earnings and productivity. the asian development bank says getting back on the path to growth well requires a vast amount of government and private facts largely al-jazeera. oh plenty more ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour including we'll be telling you why somalia's president has decided not to extend his term and calls for early elections also tension in the gulf as u.s. and iranian military vessels confront each other. and p.s.g. stars prepared to face manchester city in the champions league semifinal later we'll hear from them in sports. at least 3 people are being killed by a car bomb in somalia's capital it happened on the western side of mogadishu another 7 were wounded the target was the headquarters of the national prisons
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authority is the latest outbreak of violence as somalia deals with political turmoil and somalia's president has agreed not to extend his term and is promising to hold elections mohamed abdullahi from majia had faced a growing rest on the streets of the capital mogadishu many people have been fleeing the city and residents fame or violence as armed opposition members take a positions. and could order the hunt for $400.00 the federal government of somalia has always believed in still sees dialogue compromise and negotiation and the return to the discussion table as the only viable options among finally i urge all security agencies to maintain the stability of the capital and the safety of innocent civilians avoiding any actions that may lead to insecurity i also urge the somali people to support the armed forces in this regard. catherine so it has more from nairobi. well some people i've spoken to in somalia saying that the
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president's message we'll deescalate tensions in the country that have been building up for quite a while people were particularly worried about the involvement of security forces that seem to be divided now along political lines on sunday we saw clashes between pro-government and opposition forces which the opposition forces which included soldiers who left frontline positions in the hairshirt bel-air region in the south and came to the capital mogadishu to protest against the extension of the presidential term so we saw those clashes we're being told that some of these opposition forces are taken up positions in neighborhoods yesterday tuesday we saw people civilians fleeing from some of these neighborhoods afraid that there could be an outright conflict if the situation continues without being resolved so the
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president said that the reason why he's decided to lease in this decision is for the sake of peace and stability in the country he has accused some politicians some political leaders opposition political leaders of using and politicizing the security forces to grab power now are we've not had any reaction yet from this opposition leaders particularly opposition presidential candidates some of whom really have been saying that beyond the president receiving the decision to extend that time in office he needs to step down because he stomach speired in february. of africa's president has been testifying in a corruption inquiry involving his predecessor the commission is investigating the so-called state capture scandal during jacob zuma is 10 years zuma faces allegations of allowing a business family close to him to secure government contracts and influence policy so rather pose was soon was deputy zuma was forced to step down in 20. team the
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former president has refused to testify for me to miller is following events force outside the commission building in johannesburg let's go have a quick chat with her serious allegations really that zuma faces so how damaging could ram opposers testimony be. well i think a lot of south africans are looking at how damaging. this testimony could be for the african national congress as a political party the governing party in south africa there's under commission is looking into wide scale corruption and until now much of it has focused on former president jacob zuma in fact he's called the commission a witch hunt and this is why he said he's staying away you appeared once or twice and said he wouldn't come back because he felt vilified he felt targeted many says he hasn't been given a fair opportunity to represent himself and the outcomes are already been preved determined and now the sitting president is at the commission to answer questions
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on behalf of that political party who is struggling at the moment around allegations of corruption especially in any election year where a lot of south africans are unhappy with their party the a.n.c. has lost a significant amount of support in south africa so many would argue that the roma poor cers testimony at this commission could really be about p.r. and damage control and wanting to seem accountable at a time when solved africans want our answers but he also has to deal with toeing the party line so it's likely we're going to see some sort of balance perhaps not a lot coming out of this commission but really. the a.n.c. ultimately still grappling with this issue of corruption is this not looking good really is it for jacob zuma i mean looking ahead. there's news that his legal team
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has quit in a different case that's still pending so on one hand we have those on the commission looking at 2 looking at wild wide scale corruption to deal dealing with a number of high ranking a.n.c. officials government officials and on the other as you mentioned the former president jacob zuma is headed to court in may for a corruption trial to do with a military arms deal back in 2009 zuma has been implicated at the zonda commission as i said he's decided not to testify but he is having a difficult time in dealing with these allegations of corruption in that trial his legal team there has said that we are stepping back we're no longer representing the former president some would argue that it is a legal strategy to push for yet another perspire meant this has been going on for years the trial is due to start in may many are saying now that probably won't
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happen either so the a.n.c. wants to appear to be dealing with corruption for example a small room of course is used as part of his testimony here at the commission to talk about how the party's dealing with that in wanting people who are accused of corruption to step a start step aside while that is investigated so this is all about we're here to be held accountable we're here to answer questions but the a.n.c. and former president jacob zuma certainly having a tough time in terms of all these allegations that they're facing and the a.n.c. while the rhetoric is out there doesn't appear to be doing very much well for we have to thank so much for me the men of the force in johannesburg. now the f.b.i. has opened a federal civil rights investigation into the killing of another unarmed black man by police in the us state of north carolina the announcement comes after an independent autopsy revealed that andrew brown was shot in the back of his head mike hanna has more from washington d.c. . another night of protest in elizabeth city as andrew brown's attorneys
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released the results of an independent autopsy that confirmed he was shot in the head while attempting to drive away this in fact was a fatal wall to the back of mr brown's here as he was leaving the site tran to evade being shot. buddies were tickler law enforcement officers who we believe did nothing but a straight out execution it's obvious he was trying to get away that's obvious and they go shoot him in the back and here that man is not right that's not right oh my there's also anger and frustration that the police only agreed to release 20 seconds of edited body cam video that showed the killing law enforcement intentionally edited edited the video to 30 seconds to 22nd 20 seconds and intentionally blurred out the office and guns and showed us what they wanted to show us the f.b.i.
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has announced it has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting and this week a judge will rule that the entire body of the incident should be released publicly this year you know tape is not going to get better with age and you know i think public safety and decency and morality and transparency demands that the police begin to be forthcoming. a nighttime curfew has been put in place but this is not stop to lose a bit city residents from continuing to express their anger at yet another police shooting mike hanna al-jazeera washington. well still ahead here on the news changing course we look at how american foreign policy has moved in a different direction during joe biden's 1st 100 days in office and in the n.h.l. a couple of heavyweights go toe to toe in washington will have more months story later in sports.
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hello there can't wait to share these details with you finally break is coming for the iberian peninsula it has been plagued with wet weather for several days now this is a picture on thursday at least toward portugal we're getting some nice sunshine in there still some scattered showers hanging around for spain you know it's been particularly cold through the united kingdom we've got this cool pool of air digging in london 12 degrees and that cruel air will make its way down to southern areas of italy rome by the weekend will be into the teens so let me show you the next 3 days in london temperatures running below average but i do think it will stay dry so that is the good news we got a circulation through germany and poland those showers will now push into ukraine bell the reuss and russia but the cool persists of course for london 12 degrees 40
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the high on friday where it's not so cool we're getting a wind direction a shift of wind direction for cairo egypt so our temperature will be pushing 40 degrees as we near the weekend plenty of heat to be found across africa we look towards mali we're up to $43.00 degrees in timbuktu and janina $42.00 degrees will be the high for you on friday plenty of sun and this heat will continue to persist . will he and his brother rescued from war in gaza by the red cross. i hold his tongue and we were 1st placed on a red cross truck now a world leader in crisis management and a highly regarded doctor in chicago who still misses her homeland just one day possibly thinking of returning to jordan al-jazeera world meets 2 successful arab doctors in north america arabs abroad the humanitarian and the healer on al-jazeera
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top stories india seen its worst day so far from the current virus with nearly $3300.00 more fatalities taking the official total passed 200000 but the actual number is thought to be much higher also somalia's president has agreed not to extend his term and is promising to hold elections there's been growing unrest in the capital people have been playing mogadishu and residents fear more violence. also south africa's presidents around the poser is testifying at a corruption inquiry involving his predecessor jacob zuma is facing allegations of allowing a wealthy business family to secure contracts and influence decisions. at least 5 people have been killed and dozens have been injured during demonstrations in chad protesters are calling for a civilian government a military takeover following the death of president idriss deby would address reports from the capital and german. for charts new military government this
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was of the stock they were hoping for one week after the. young of the streets. and blocking. the head of this protest is an opposition to military takeover. on if. we had tired of monarchy in chad just one province to free us from this problem. the response of the security forces to a swift and harsh. military ruler general idris. appeared on national television to deliver what seemed to be a speech prepared to calm local and international concerns in the trees to pension in chad similar. to these values so did to our late president to be demonstrated and in shrine and in the framework of an inclusive national dialogue
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that will be organized during this transition period i will be the guarantor of this dialogue which will not shy away from any subject of national interest according to a precise timetable that the government will be called upon to reveal also said child needs international support to defeat groups trying to destabilize the country. came a week after the military takeover was given some support by allies such as now for france in a position after the crackdown on demonstrators bicycle. the french president manuel mccall whose attendance at the late president idriss deby funeral as criticizing of the military's takeover condemned the use of force on demonstrate. yes he. quickly let me be very clear i gave my support to the integrity of the stability of chad very clearly an end to minute 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 for now the streets of germany are calm but there are
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a few years it would remain that way with the opposition who are we to keep up it's going to be i guess the military regime the media trees you see the german. now the u.n. says a worsening conflict in africa's hell region is leading to what it calls an unparalleled humanitarian crisis a record $29000000.00 people are in need of aid that's $5000000.00 more than last year 6 countries became a faster cameroon chad mali new share and nigeria require $3700000000.00 to tackle the issue attacks by oh whoops military operations and kidnappings are forcing millions to flee and this is also led to the closure of thousands of schools 1600000 children are now at risk of severe acute malnutrition the region plunged into conflict in 2012 after armed groups took over in northern mali and violence spread to neighboring countries georgia from indian is the regional spokesman for
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the u.n. world food program in west africa joins me now from dhaka in senegal good to have you with us on the program civilians often pay the price not just for climate change but also political and security instability how soon serious is the situation becoming when it comes to food insecurity in the region that you're covering. it is very very serious the biggest threat to people's ability to have food the biggest concern the biggest thing that the biggest factor that causes accurate hunger as we have seen in this region is actually conflict it is insecurity we have now as you just mentioned millions of millions of people across the central sahara region that is booking a fossil nisha and money as well as a leech on these an area in northern parts of nigeria and cameroon as well as parts of nisha where we find millions of people who are desperately in need of food
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assistance particularly in the northern parts of niger where we have about 800000 people who are in imagine sea levels of food insecurity where they need immediate assistance without which they cannot survive and that is mainly due to the conflict and insecurity that has been gaining ground there it is much the areas that these people have been displaced from agricultural land so are they able to cultivate or use the land means that they are displaced and they have to move on to find food they also then become vulnerable to attack or kidnap making them weaker a more vulnerable to illness and disease that's the illness or disease that your part of the organization would would care for would look after the full. you're absolutely right that is what actually conflict brings to people's lives is that destruction that it causes because someone who is normally gucci or farmland i was
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in north east nigeria not so long ago and we could notice that people are not who to give a few 1000 more because they were displaced they were leaving incomes they did not have sources of livelihood that they would usually they were usually helped the quiet food from the market and so it all of that makes life quite difficult and challenging and this is something which should be prevented because if we can be able to take action on issues around conflict and ensuring that people can live in this peace and security it is better in terms of food security when we name the several countries became a fan so cameroon chad mali northern nigeria can you just give me one example for many of those countries about what difficulties a community a small community faces either due to climate change or in conjunction with internal conflict. i'll give you give you back if you actually something where you have both come in because you've gone these communities particularly in this in the
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sahara area there's a hell of it there is an area which has a lot of issues which it faces on a regular basis around climate shocks it's floored it's droughts and erratic buttons of rainfall now and that is something that already puts people in a very difficult situation so if you're talking about people say in the need or in book in a fossil who normally have to leave on a seasonal basis where there is survive on the fact that the rains have to come at a particular time now when you have that it's already a problem for them now if you have to compound that with conflict in adds to their rules and it becomes even more difficult for them because they have to flee their children have to run away to be cannot go to school they cannot be able to eat on time the families have no resources that is a very desperate situation it is one that we will continue to keep an eye on george for many and from the u.n.
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world food program thanks so much for joining us from ducky. now a u.s. military ship pers fired warning shots at iranian naval vessels in the gulf washington says 3 boats came within about 60 meters of the u.s.s. firebolt where the confrontation came as talks are underway in vienna on bringing the u.s. and iran back to the 2015 nuclear accord alexia brian explains. a standoff in the gulf these pictures from the u.s. navy has said to show an american warship firing warning shots and iranian vessels came too close the u.s. says monday's encounter was the 2nd this month and that an iranian warships aggressively approached american vessels in the same area on april 2nd it says it had to move abruptly to avoid a collision when the iranian ship comes in front are we also seeing a pattern in which this tends to take place as the 2 sides are getting closer towards some form of an agreement and though progress has been slow it does appear
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as if returns to deduce u.p.a. is within reach within the next couple of weeks as a result of the discussions taking place in vienna. the way is the 2015 nuclear deal which saw iran rein in its nuclear program in return for relief from crippling sanctions to the u.s. and other world powers are in vienna trying to salvage the agreement we have a very important that we can be we do see some important the progress read yes we also see some major differences a remain former president donald trump pulled the u.s. out of the deal in 2018 and re imposed sanctions since then tehran has increasingly violated its terms it wants all sanctions lifted before it rejoins man may when
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we want to see all sanctions related prisoners who've been unfairly put under arrest and jailed in u.s. prisons released for the sake of human considerations this depends on the actions of the american side and the way they will address this issue. but not everyone in the region wants a return to the deal israel and iran are boiled in a so-called shadow war which is seen attacks on ships and sabotage at israel's main that turns nuclear facility which tehran blames on israeli spies and israeli delegation is currently in the u.s. to voice its objection to washington rejoining the 2015 accord while the u.s. envoy on iran robert malley has held talks with allies in the gulf to update them on the go see a sions. analysts believe political will from both the u.s. and iran will be enough to overcome the latest skirmishes in the gulf because both sides have too much to lose if the vienna talks fail alexia brian al-jazeera.
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palestinians in the occupied west bank say israeli settlers have attacked the village of bet 3 cars were set on fire that palestinian graffiti was left at the scene last year and recorded only 800 incidents of attacks by israeli settlers against palestinians the united states is ordering its northern central embassy staff out of afghanistan as it steps up the withdrawal of its troops the u.s. special representative for afghanistan. has been testifying before a senate committee before the pullout the world has changed since 2001 that terror threat including from up high that is now geographically dispersed in africa the middle east and asia we now face new urgent challenges as the president has said we must fight the battle for the next 20 years not the last 20 a magnitude 6 earthquake has hit india's northeastern state it damaged buildings
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and certain many people running from their homes but there were no immediate reports of casualties the disaster management agency says it's assessing the situation. well as promised president joe biden has taken us foreign policy in a decidedly different direction than his predecessor during his 1st 100 days in office biden has been conciliatory with traditional allies confrontational with longstanding rivals and cautious on some of the toughest issues facing the white house argues there is diplomatic editor james bays reports on the afternoon of his inauguration president biden reversed the america 1st policy of his predecessor signing an executive order starting the process of rejoining the paris climate deal the u.s. opted back into the world health organization and the u.n. human rights council the new u.s. president for filling his campaign promise to reengage with the world and bind his
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country again to its traditional allies. with its adversaries though relations have deteriorated in an interview president biden called the russian leader vladimir putin a killer and amid growing tensions for a time over 150000 russian troops were massed on the border with ukraine. i'm also hearing deep concern about some of the actions your government is taking public disagreement with china was on open display during a high level meeting in anchorage alaska in a most unusual exchange the top chinese and u.s. foreign policy officials arguing over human rights trade and cyber attacks barters the biden administration was perhaps hoping its not stopped renewing gauge went on some issues here the u.s. climate envoy john kerry talking with china's vice premier hands on just before the 2 countries released a joint statement on protecting the planet some of the u.s.
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allies will tell you privately that they believe president biden has been just a little bit too slow and cautious on 2 of the world's most pressing issues on iran although the administration had made it clear it wanted to rejoin the nuclear deal it didn't seem in any great hurry it's delay may have complicated negotiations now back under way in vienna. on afghanistan it was only 2 weeks ago the president biden signaled he'd pull u.s. troops from the country but the plan to get the taliban around the table to negotiate with the afghan government now looks very shaky. a former obama administration official who worked with many of those now running u.s. foreign policy says one place is more important than any other in their decision making biden knows that in the congress he's got a slim majority in both houses he's got to work hard to retain those and that is
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why even when it comes to foreign policy the domestic agenda trumps and he's looking at you know all of these issues whether it's afghanistan whether it's the challenge in central america with migration how these are going to impact in key congressional districts in key states so unfortunately all politics is local including foreign policy in other words in determining his international agenda president biden is still putting the immediate political calculations in america 1st james by al-jazeera at the united nations. well still ahead here on al-jazeera the thing that's become the 1st eastern conference team to an n.b.a. playoffs. story coming up with joe. cool
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. heroes but with under threat from climate change. forcing many of them to abandon their traditional way of life its medical team reports from the remote. province. spring has arrived in the deserts of iraq southernmost on the province april is a time when the sandy soil should turn into grazing land to allow life stock to gain weight ahead of the scorching summer heat instead camels must make do with scattered patches of scruffy grass. climate change is
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a road in the sustenance of these animals spelling and existential crisis for a nomadic tribes who depend on them. knowing and the land is dry the grasses down and out you have to sell some animals to buy food for the rest this is what life has become. during our visit clouds gathered in what some hoped would be the 1st proper downpour this year but only a few drops trickled from the sky barely enough to wet the ground there has been very little precipitation this year and when it does rain it's only for a few minutes which is not enough to transform this into pastures for life stuck to feed on the wells that want sustained animals and humans alike have long run dry rather than migrating in sync with mother nature the bedouins by water and truck hit from a nearby village but how much longer can they keep going before they're forced to
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abandon this increasingly difficult way of life but i cannot imagine doing anything else he has no education no other source of income. i never thought about leaving this life and i never will until my animals leave me step by step the animals will disappear. his friends that he left the desert a long time ago today he has come back to visit from a nearby town. there's no future here they only know how to herd animals there's no education there's no future for the better ones maybe in the end there won't be any left. out of 9 siblings only one still lives in the magic life the rest have swapped tents for brick and mortar dwellings in the desert hamlet of. here set on found work in the local water department and.
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i prefer the desert but the kids have gotten used to the town air conditioners and phones they go to school sons' 5 children only know bedouin traditions from stories passed down from their grandfather tales about humans living in harmony with nature about large animal herds moving freely across borders and feeding on seemingly endless green pastures it's a way of life that could soon be just a memory seem wonderful to al-jazeera in iraq smith and the province well it's time to support our history so thank you very much where expecting to hear from talk here is an impact organizers today on how they'll keep athletes safe from crying a virus during the upcoming games they due to release a 2nd version of what they're calling a playbook detailing guidelines of how to prevent the virus from spreading among participants a meeting is being held right now in tokyo which is under a state of emergency because of rising current virus cases i see president thomas bass says he understands the government's me. you know that we fully
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understand the decision by the japanese government and the request of g m g to declare a state of emergency this moment and that we have great great respect for the diligence of further japanese authorities to protect the japanese people meanwhile south korea and australia as a limpid committees have announced their athletes will be vaccinated for leaving for take you starting next week australian pit bosses were keen to stress the team isn't jumping the queue as they'll be using a private company to administer the japs but then relying on the public health care system obviously a great relief for the athletes coaches and other support staff and also for their families because that anxiety isn't just about for the athletes it's also for their
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families are going to take you know so we'll have a team of about just under $500.00 that's right and athletes going to have to take guns planing is now full steam ahead in the management of the vaccination will be done by the i.o.c. with their partner has been medical so there's no light on the public system whatsoever australia's cricketers involved in the indian premier league are reported to be anxious about how they'll get home from the tournament as the cave in $1000.00 crisis gets worse in india 3 australian players have already pulled out and the prime minister scott morrison said the rest would have to find their own way home after spending flights between the 2 countries the players union says they're not getting claims from ation. the plyers not expecting any specific treatment they're not asking for any 5 is certainly not i looking for a free ride here what applies are looking for and what we're doing with them is to give them the most accurate information obviously take care of their world bring in their welfare and give them a safe passage on but you know we all understand that there's
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a lot of people suffering there's a lot of difficulties in the country of india and the people of india are held in unbelievably hard regard by all destroying cricketers and that's one of the reasons why we came to fulfil our commitments why were there on to football now around madrid coaches and it seems a ban has made it clear the champions league semifinal against chelsea is far from over after a one will draw at home it was chelsea that took the lead in spain christian pulis sick with the crucial away goal but rail equalized before half time through karim benzema it was his 13th goal in 14 games this season joined former rail star role as the 4th highest scorer in the tournament's history with 71 goals your group as with other hosts or i think it's a fair result it's true in the 1st time we didn't produced one of our best performances because we struggled under their pressure but i think we managed to rectify the situation and in the 2nd half we played much better and the result is
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fair unfortunately we were a bit unlucky in. elect composure and precision in the decision making in the opponents' box but we were very very strong and 1st half. the other semifinal is on later with paris playing manchester city for the 1st time in the champions league p.s.g. reached the final last year and so far beaten barcelona and find munich on route to the semi's as always for a zillion superstar neymar holds the keys for a big performance for the french side of course it is. going to show you know last year we managed to reach the final for the 1st time and now we're amongst the best 4 teams again we're getting better and better despite all that happened this year with the change of coach we have all it takes to be champions manchester united legend ryan giggs has denied he was violent and engaged to behavior towards his ex-girlfriend that included harassment and abuse the 47 year old appeared in manchester court today he entered
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a not guilty plea on all charges the wales manager has also been charged with common assault of his ex-girlfriend younger sister during the same alleged incident is on bio and will reappear in court again on may the 26. up to 419 days the washington capitals were finally allowed to play in front of their home fans following code restrictions 2000 fans were allowed in attendance against the rio islanders and it didn't take long for the crowd to have something to cheer about the only goal of the game was called by daniel strong in the opening 90 seconds. well funds were also treated some boxing like the referee stepping into separate mats martin as an osha. in the n.b.a. the brooklyn nets the 1st team from the eastern conference to book a spot in the playoffs for atlanta where too strong the toronto raptors winning by 13 and the news gets better for the nets with their main man kevin durant scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in his 2nd game back from
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a lengthy injury layoff. different guys have different situations they are used to it's they speak you know coaches their help and yet there are players there are talks or it is mostly teenagers just tighter and more connected. there are tired of boxing legend foid mayweather has been scheduled for june the 6th in miami the unbeaten 5 time world champion will come out of retirement to fight internet celebrity logan paul may weather has been retired since beating you have ceased our economy burger in august 27th he was known as the race that stops a nation but australian horseracing authority is hoping that introducing new medical checks will stop animals dying at the melbourne cup among the changes so all overseas runners will have to have c.t. scans before and after arriving at the showpiece event in november it comes after reporting to several whole steph including that of $29000.00 he went to anthony van dyck who'd enter the race showing signs of lameness weeks before. all right that is
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all useful for now i will free later to help thanks very much chad of course that is the news are we being so rob to join our cultural sco we'll have more news on the other side of the break in a few moments time because you can keep up to date with all of our stories on our web site at all because there are a doctor called to let us we talk at your company. frank assessments of poison. exactly how and why major never taking for us you to asian might not be you could ever get informed opinions is the u.s. with thinking the military positioning of the middle east or is it just
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a simple act of reorganizing ministry assets this is a message to the region the united states years are rethinking its military posture in-depth analysis of the day school ople headlines inside story on al-jazeera. a century ago they were called colonialists. 50 years ago they were known as immigrants today they are citizens. in the light of france's 2021 contentious so-called separatism laws look back at the history of muslim immigration in france in a 3 part series. muslims affronts episode one on al-jazeera. biz lights made to look like a city from the sky but they're fishing vessels just outside of argentina's exclusive economic zone the united states launched operation southern cross to
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combat illegal and regulated fishing in the southern atlantic argentina's coast guard say their main task is to control their movements so they do not cross into arjan time territory from this film are gentile forty's and money for what's happening in its economic exclusive zones but what authorities here are saying is that what's important is to regulate what's happening in international waters. india's battle to breathe the desperate wait for oxygen supplies while the official covered 900 death toll surges past 200000. are not about us and this is a disease or live from doha also coming up because political watched all the
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