now more than the world needs w.h.o. and making a healthier world. the unit. everyone. 'd americans always get out today that's what we're doing america is rising. us president joe biden unveils an ambitious economic and social plan in his 1st address to both houses of congress. this is al jazeera live from doha i'm fully back t. ball also ahead india gears up for a covert 1000 vaccine rollout for all adults but faces a major shortage of doses. myanmar's
military carries out as strikes against ethnic qur'an fighters along the border with thailand and they called him the forgotten astronaut we remember the unsung hero of the 1st moon landing has died at the age of might. u.s. president joe biden has presented what he calls his blueprint to build america in a wide ranging speech to congress on the eve of his 100th day in office biden promised trillions of dollars in investment in jobs infrastructure and education but in response the republican party attacked him for what he says are empty words and broken promises wasn't jordan reports from washington. when the us president speaks to congress legislators jostle for position hoping to shake his hand as he
makes his way to the podium this year kovac forced everyone to fist bump or use elbows or sit 2 metres apart it's also given joe biden the most important challenge of his presidency and a significant moment in his 1st address 100 days ago america's house was on fire we had to act after i promised we'd get 100000000 covert 19 vaccines shots into people's arms in 100 days we will have provided over 220000000 covert shots in those undergoing. biden spent his 1st 99 days in office trying to break a pandemic that has killed nearly 575000 americans while there is more work to do aletha 80 percent of americans are fully vaccinated biden called on congress to help him tackle other critical issues spend $2.00 trillion dollars on
infrastructure and job creation spend another $1.00 trillion dollars on childcare education and health care and improve the standard of living for hundreds of millions of people not just the very wealthiest who also would pay more taxes to cover these projects these are good paying jobs that can't be outsourced nearly 90 percent of the infrastructure jobs created in american jobs plan do not require a college degree 75 percent don't require an associate's degree. the american jobs plan is a blue collar blueprint to build america that's what it is the wall street didn't build this country the middle class built the country and unions built the middle class. bitin also called on congress to tackle systemic racism something highlighted by police officers murder of george floyd in minneapolis last
year my fellow americans we have to come together to rebuild trust between law enforcement the people they serve to root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system we need to work together to find a consensus but let's get it done next month by the 1st anniversary of george george day in the traditional opposition party response republican senator temp scott called biden's claims of success delusional a president biden promised you a specific kind of leadership you promised united nation to lower the temperature to govern for all americans no matter how we voted this was the pitch you just heard it again but our nation is storage for more than empty platitudes we need policies in progress that brings us closer together but 3 months in the actions of the president and his party are pulling us further and further apart biden brought
up other major goals overhaul immigration policy reversing global warming but he said his 1st job as president is making sure the pandemic fades into history not just for the us before the world roslyn jordan al-jazeera steve clemons is the helis of al-jazeera as we can show the bottom line he says biden was clearly trying to reach across the aisle. i think he's going to run into resistance but it was a remarkable speech i almost hesitate to call it a speech because it felt more like a chat from the president talking to a few people in a coffee shop and i give him better chances than i would have before i heard this speech because he's talking to america about what's possible about how tough cold it was about some of the strain and stress in american society and republicans are going to have to come up with an answer to that so while you know there there are
certain moderate democrats who have a problem with the cost of things and there certainly divides between liberals and conservatives you know he's taken a less confronted style and that may just work and that may help you know put him in the you know the group of great leaders that got big things done by finally getting some seducing really some of his opposition to join him when. the final phase of states elections are going ahead in india's west bengal states despite another day of record coronavirus deaths those days so more than 3600 fatalities and nearly 380000 new cases 17000 of those were in west bengal and health experts now fear it will become india's next step be sent to al jazeera as elizabeth lanham has the latest from new delhi where most hospitals have reached full capacity. one of delhi's largest grounds the romney made on with the
government is constructing a $500.00 bed intensive care unit facility which is going to be lent to the biggest cotton hospital in the country which is doing the same thing in another ground and linking that to the hospital this is because of delhi's hospitals. full and the biggest public hospital that's mia by its still you see scenes of desperate family members outside as you do every single hospital not able to get this to loved ones admitted now dellys leader has said that despite trying their best that hospitals are running beyond capacity you can see pictures of people still sharing beds hospitals tell us patients are lying on the forward. the central government gave the new delhi government $500.00 beds recently and in their defense hospital that filled up and 3 hours the deli leaders said that they had to add that i.c.u.
beds at the 10th of may despite the fact that cases are going up as around the country or handed it in the west bengal election have lost their lives a high court for the southern city. commission is responsible for india's cases because it's allowed such elections to go ahead over the past few months but they say that because goal is near the end that it has to finish for today the last day but we have local council elections taking place also in the state all with us today should the largest say and this is happening despite so much criticism not just from india but also internationally the world health organization earlier this week said that the large gatherings will see them and the past few months are also responsible for the sewage in cases. take a meaningless repairing for a strict test lock down yet with people order to stay at home for 3 weeks starting
on thursday evening present are due on made the announcement on monday to stop the spread of coronavirus all travel between cities will require official approval schools will be shot and only urgent medical treatment is allowed an increase in new cases drops this we compared to mid april but turkey still has the world's 5th highest number of infections. i warn in that countries in south america could see a worse cover 1900. s. according to the pan american health organization which says brazil peru and chile are reporting the highest number of infections in the region if he is a peruvian very intimate be contributing to the spike a latin america at its embassy in yemen reports from santiago. neither nationwide confinements and nighttime crew shoes nor an impressive vaccination campaign has been able to significantly rein in the pandemic in chile and a new variant of code 19 maybe the reason. it's been labeled c $37.00
1st seen at the end of december in lima peru where it now accounts for 40 percent of cases there the death rate has been rising sharply professor bob. says that such a rapid spread could indicate it is stronger than other variants seem so far. appearances staind we over time and some exceptional cases in some parts of the world variants with new properties may appear and it seems that this is what we're observing in this case the only thing that we know is that spreads rapidly in peru and then today suggests that it's more contagious scientists are rushing to determine if the c $37.00 variant is not only more contagious but also more powerful than previous ones after israel chile is the country with the highest percentage of its population that has been inoculated against colvin 19 i've already. had my 2 jobs for example like millions of others in this country but the real question now is
how effective will they be against this new variant it will take weeks if not longer before we have any idea i mean that's not the only bad news a recent survey indicates that in brazil and chile 13 percent more people are seeking relief from the stress of the pandemic at their local liquor shop the out in june last year to listen to your ministry carried out its own poll 2 minutes ago the survey was a big success what in 34000 people took part versus 10000 in europe and the results are quite content of that we showed that while 21 percent of chileans who drinking more 41 percent reported they were drinking less because it was socializing much less but 11 months later the result of a new ministry survey may be very different begin to disappear. the fact that people are forced to stay at home means they are drinking a bit more for various reasons anxiety stress boredom. after more than
a year of very long confinement and prohibitions the frustration level is running high and the possibility of a new variant set in the clock back yet again is adding yet another ingredient to the complex cocktail you see in human al-jazeera said. in other world news airstrikes against ethnic armed groups have continued in myanmar 2 days after an army outpost was overrun near the border with thailand's. monitoring groups say the has launched at least 6 air attacks since tuesday and hundreds of people are fed into thailand as strikes came after the qur'an national liberation army captured and burnt the army camp scott hyder is monitoring developments from bangkok. some groups inside that korean held territory in myanmar they have been reporting at least 6 possibly as many as 9 airstrikes have been
carried out since that attack on that outpost now once they they overran that that territory around the outpost pushing the myanmar army out the canyons and you soldiers have occupied that area and even today there were some footage of them actually marching along the banks patrolling along the banks there know what this means is that this is kind of a continuation of what we've seen over the last month back in march 27th there were some airstrikes and some people in the current held territory came across the river here into thailand because they're worried about more airstrikes in retaliation and increased fighting and this is kind of been going on since then but what we saw on tuesday were the kind of launched us into a new round of airstrikes and there's concern what that might prompt going down the line we know that they came in you has a lot of soldiers in that area there is even thought that they might try to move on to another outpost for the myanmar army but right now we know for certain that one
area they they they focused on tuesday they control the whole stretch along that river that serves as the border between me and mar in thailand so when you see these kind of ethnic. armed good organization like we saw in the current healthcare or enough in the north in the kitchen area so they are kind of stepping up so it's a concern that you know what's going to happen there you know it's kind of you're seeing the the uprising if you will on the streets across me and my but also now in these territories along the border areas on the east side and up in the north. to ahead on the program. trying to turn the tide on tax reform colombia's government faces public rebellion over controversial proposals. and the rhythm of life is returning to new york streets but it isn't so upbeat at the united nations we'll tell you why.
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degrees by friday we're at 40 this is really temperatures that you should be seen for june we follow that heat through the desert look what it does to temperatures into tripoli 38 degrees but algeria a breeze off the mediterranean is keeping things cooler for tunis at $27.00 degrees at a lot of heat can be found toward mali timbuktu a high of $43.00 on friday. sports of qatar airways. killing the debate dunk. the fiction and amplify your voice you're only human mr merrett the media will miss when true story no topic is off the table why in the world when we humanize an individual domestic terrorist this was an illegal occupation of a country what they're doing is they're removing or just historical information is in the street where a global audience becomes
a global community on al-jazeera. the a. there watching are just a recap of our main stories u.s. president joe biden has presented what he calls his blueprint to build america he addressed the congress on the eve of his 100th day in office biden is promising trillions of dollars in investment in jobs infrastructure and education. india is preparing to vaccinate all adults above the age of 18 as it's called in $1000.00 crisis worsens experts warn the west bengal state could become the next step be said to millions there are voting in the final phase of state elections and strikes
against ethnic armed groups have continued in myanmar 2 days after a military outpost was overrun near the border with thailand aid groups say the giunta has launched at least 6 attacks and hundreds of people have fled into thailand. now the news alexina vonnie has appeared in court for the 1st time since ending a 3 week hunger strike the kremlin critic is attending a hearing in moscow via video link to appeal his february conviction for defaming a world war 2 veteran the judge has ruled the latest pictures of cannot be broadcast reporters in the court say he looks like he has lost a lot of weight now danny's currently serving a separate 2 and a half year prison sentence for violating parole why he was treated in germany for poisoning last year. to colombia now where anti-government demonstrations in the capital have turned violent thousands defies covered $1000.00 restrictions to rally
against president proposed tax increases and. protesters in the police face off and as demonstrations against government proposed tax reforms turned violent rocks were hurled at the police who responded with flashbacks and tear gas. the protests here and in a dozen other cities drew some of the biggest crowd since the start of the pandemic . that's despite attempts by the government to dissuade the protesters in a court order to postpone the demonstrations due to a rise in 1000 infections but. i think the tribunals decision further and get people to come out we're dealing with the worst government proposals in decades people are hungry and desperate for help not more taxes than the reform proposed by president is government would raise taxes paid by people and businesses including
the tax some basic food items that were so far exempt that with tax middle class pensions utility bills and even funerary services. the government is hoping to raise the country's gross domestic product by 2 percent it says it would otherwise have to cut public spending and could lose its international debt rating . but the proposal has triggered an angry response with people already facing economic hardships due to the been there make. sure in the middle of a pandemic good majority of colombians unable to stay home because they live hand to mouth eggs with rice and now they want to tax the eggs this tax reform is miserable. anger at the social and economic policies of president has been simmering throughout the pandemic there were major protests in 2000 against increasing killings of community leaders and the delay in the implementation of the
2016 peace deal with gravel. on wednesday things also turned violent in colombia stirred city where some protesters burned buses in looted stores members of an indigenous tribe tore down the statue of a spanish colonial can kiss the door. but clashes show just how. people or after more than a year into a pandemic that have deeply affected the economy here the turnout was way higher than any of the organizers have expected and many people are now wondering if this will be the beginning of a new season of social upheaval in the country. northern ireland's 1st minister is resigning after calls within her own party for a leadership contest critics blame irene foster for the trade border in the irish sea which was agreed as part of the u.k.'s exit from the e.u. and reports and tend to step down as leader of the democratic unionist party on the
20th of may and i was the 1st minister of northern ireland at the end of. the announcement from arlene foster will have surprised few people such was the pressure she's been under from her democratic unionist party but it does open a new unpredictable chapter in northern ireland politics. it has been the privilege of my life to serve the people of northern ireland as their 1st minister and of course to represent my home constituency offer mana true along arlene foster took over as leader of the democratic unionist party from peter robinson in december 25th the it made to the 1st woman to lead the progress his party and to serve as northern ireland's 1st minister less than a year later officials said serious systemic failings over a scrapped renewable energy scheme would hit the budgets available to the stormont assembly forced his opponents demanded she resign when she refused the deputy 1st
minister martin mcguinness from the republican shouldn't fame party quit bringing down the power sharing executive which would stay out of action for 3 years during that period the u.k. and the prime minister to resign may was negotiating its bricks it divorce deal with the european union foster and her party strongly backed boris johnson the then foreign secretary when he promised to fight any attempt to impose a sea border but certainly this gives us a border in the irish sea in terms of the terms of customs by rejecting the may deal do you piece move johnson's poll to downing street but the brics it deal or withdrawal agreements that prime minister johnson eventually signed effectively created a border in the irish sea make ignore the night in subjects to different rules from mainland britain. and in recent months northern ireland's been hit by rioting it's been partly attributed to unionise concerns about the provinces position in the u.k. being weakens many d.p.
members have been angry that foster hasn't denounced the northern ireland protocol which imposes checks on goods coming from britain more forcefully for the fallout from brics it is likely to be one of the toughest challenges for her successor to nadine barber al jazeera. china has launched a rocket carrying the core module of its grand space station into orbit. the long march 5 the rocket took off from the chiang space launch center on the southern island of hainan the module will provide electricity and propulsion to the space station and can accommodate 3 astronauts for up to 6 months katrina you has more from beijing this call module is called ken which is chinese for heavenly common a and it's the 1st component of china's 1st permanent space station now this part will contain several key functions it will be the power supply contains some resources as well as living quarters for 3 astronauts now it's about 17 meters in
length and 5 meters in diameter and over all the space station when completed will be just a fraction of the size of the international space station which is the only other space station currently in orbit now this space is this model will be followed by 2 other modules that will be designed specifically to house a range of scientific experiments in the areas for example of quantum physics micro gravity and in biotechnology and 12 astronauts are currently in china training to be on board the 10 her it will house typically about 3 astronauts at one time living in 6 months or occasions but the 1st astronauts expected in june will only stay there initially for a 3 month stint now this launch is key but it's the 1st of all of about 11 launches in total that will be required to complete the space station which is expected to be finished next year. michael collins who is one of 3 astronauts on the apollo 11
mission has died at the age of 90 collins orbited the moon while his crew mates neil armstrong and chain to his story steps on the surface in 1969 he died on wednesday after a battle with cancer brian odama is not just chief historian and has more on michael collins legacy michael collins will be known you know forever as someone who have a passion for space exploration not only because you can feel part of it i think i gave him a platform. dedicated his life to talking about scientific discovery human space flight number. one the other astronauts you know armstrong was all over him collins who played an incredibly important role and he had to go through alone listen trainees you know he was the perfect person for that but you know if collins is not good at his job and doesn't offer an exact great way that route doesn't get home and that mission we know is a hollow 11 isn't the success that we think definitely played
a critical role in the apollo program really did lay the platform for human spaceflight you know exploration path that continues today several space programs the nasa as we look to go back or you know to the moon as part of the art of this program i think we can look back on the work that was done we're all alone and the path and the great platform then and work was done by michael collins to get us there i think he's you know he's he's he was someone who did that again his life and accomplished very important work as someone who basically oversaw the founding of the smithsonian there in space museum which opened in 1976 under his directorship you know institution known throughout the world as platform which you know you continue to learn about the value of space exploration and scientific discovery. now with more people getting vaccinated in the u.s. and govern $1000.00 infections declining restrictions are easing in many areas sad
includes new york home to the headquarters of the united nations but as christensen only reports in person diplomacy has been slow to a tad. new signs of life on new york streets. as wax a nation rates increase covert infections drop and workers begin heading back to the office in 2 weeks allowed building capacity will increase from 50 to 75 percent here united nations headquarters though it is far from diplomacy as usual fewer than $600.00 staff members are coming to work each day that's less than a 10th of those who did prior to the pandemic and all public tours remain cancer. u.n. officials say building capacity will increase as more staff get vaccinated we expect as that happens more people will be able to come to the building there's no official change of phase 2 announced that's what the general assembly has resumed in person meetings in its spacious and iconic hall but the security council which
sets its own agenda and rules hasn't convened in its regular chamber for months save for a handful of meetings under the russian presidency last october as the council held another virtual meeting on wednesday russia's ambassador said it's time for diplomats to get back in the room was wasted on the blogs. this covered 900 situation in new york today is a lot better than it was then being overly cautious on the part of our colleagues can cast an unfavorable light on the security council but other countries accuse russia of being inflexible and resisting a compromise solution of holding in person meetings in a larger room still with technical problems a fairly regular occurrence at online meetings yesterday across from right. america moving to the next big or no one is publicly defending virtual diplomacy
ambassadors need to get together inside our conversations and they're not really able to do that. i'm so there is definitely a sense that a lot of difficult issues in the council are being made just a bit more difficult by it being online for the moment it looks like much work will continue remotely with diplomats literally remaining buildings if not worlds apart kristen salumi al jazeera the united nations. again i'm fully back with the headlines on al-jazeera u.s. president joe biden has presented what he calls his blueprint to build america he address congress on the eve of his 100th day in office biden is promising trillions of dollars in investment in jobs infrastructure and education 100 days since i took the oath of office.