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9 days to construct with the help of engineers dramatically expanding the critical care bed count and other similar sites on the way the actual numbers could be much higher than advertised researches say that huge gaps in testing capacity that the government is now trying to close extrapolate that across the country and the spread of corona virus appears. than anyone thought. hospitals and barely overflow with coronavirus patients struggling to breathe as concerns grow that the infections could spread across india's borders.
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alone barbara starr you're watching out as they are live from london also coming out of palestine announces it's delaying its 1st election in 15 years a president in unprecedented times taking stock of joe biden's 1st $100.00 days in office and twin court challenges for kremlin critic alex in about landis anticorruption organization but his supporters say they will fight all. coronavirus cases and deaths across india have reached a new high as the country grapples with a devastating 2nd wave more than 3600 deaths and nearly 380000 cases were reported on thursday but millions of people turned out to vote for regional elections in west bengal sparking fears that the state may turn into the new at the
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center elizabeth for and then reports from new delhi. should the sun is inconsolable lot to hearing of her mother's death while waiting in line to get oxygen for her i want to go to my mother she cries repeatedly. she described just how difficult it is to get help in delhi. we have an out of a house is 2 in the morning there is no oxygen available in all of delhi and after a lot of running around we finally got here by around 4 initially there was a queue on the other side then we were told that we had to come to the fun site in q here my mother is very ill and for the past 2. we've been trying to get a bed installed many hospitals in delhi. sure these mother is just one of the 3645 people who died in india on wednesday delhi even maine's one of the worst affected states its leaders said despite trying their best every hospital in
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the capital is overburdened and treating people beyond their capacity. that's why this space in central new delhi where political rallies and religious festivals are usually held is being converted into a makeshift hospital this is where the government is constructing a 500 bed intensive care unit facility it hopes to have an extra 1200 i think beds in the capital more than 28 but that's still nowhere near enough to meet the numbers needed right now. dellys cases ago and up by more than 20000 each day and health experts say around 15 percent of people with the virus need to be in hospital the u.s. state department tweeted saying access to medical care is severely limited due to co the 19 cases and u.s. citizens who wish to depart india should use the available commercial flights now but despite the country going through its worst crisis and its modern history the
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last phase of regional elections went ahead in the state of west bengal on thursday where 4 candidates have already died from the virus so in the context of a raging pandemic it's unconscionable that people should be called to vote today particularly in this you've got. the rate of. currently at 50 percent. health experts say the devastating scenes witnessed in other states and will be repeated in west bengal as a result of the larger political gatherings elizabeth brannon al-jazeera new delhi . meanwhile brazil has passed 400. 1000 coronavirus tests its health ministry confirmed on thursday another $3001.00 deaths taking the total beyond that 400000 mark brazil is only the 2nd country after the us to reach that bleak figure another 70000 infections were also registered reaming the country has reported
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14500000 cases. palestine's 1st election in 15 years has been delayed president mahmoud abbas blamed israel foreign source and d. about whether it would allow elections to proceed in occupied east jerusalem as well as in the occupied west bank and gaza in a televised announcement abbas said the elections would be delayed until the participation of the palestinian people in jerusalem could be guaranteed the parliamentary elections were shy jools for may 22nd while a presidential vote was due in july well let's cross now to algiers need to eva he moves in her ballot for a said need what about say after the factions meeting that ended just now. he said it's official now that the palestinian elections are going to be postponed because
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israel didn't give a clear answer whether it's going to be allowing the palestinians to hold them in east jerusalem he said the response he received via the americans and the arab is that israel cannot give an answer to the palestinians in that regard because israel doesn't have a valid government now after they held their elections and he says while the same government the transitional government the interim one that is making decisions to approve new illegal israeli settlement units in the occupied west bank why can't this government approve the palestinians right to have elections in east jerusalem this is he said political issue it's an important and not a technical issue when it comes to having palestinians in east jerusalem he also blamed the europeans he said that the europeans have pressured him to issue a presidential decree in january to hold these elections that of course we know
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that this came after the head of hamas agreed to hold these elections and they were going to be the 1st in 15 years but then he said the europeans couldn't make good on their promise and convince the israelis to allow the palestinians to have these elections and instructed him he said no matter the time israel decides to have the palestinians hold these elections they will be taking place now for some critics they believe that this is an excuse we've seen some protesters here in the past few hours saying that they're concerned that the reason our it has postponed the elections is because he's hesitant or he feels that his rule is threatened because some a we're talking about $36.00 electoral lists that were running for the elections and some of these lists were comprised compromised from. had people from fat and syrian senior officials so for many here in the street they feel that our best doesn't. not interested in elections and that's why he's saying that is the reason
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for. the. need to even him with the latest on that from ramallah need to think. joe biden is marking 100 days in office president of the united states biden celebrated by picking a flower for his wife jill as they cross the white house lawn to catch his official helicopter the bidens we're heading to georgia where he's about to address a drivin rally of supporters and earlier they met the oldest living former president jimmy carter on wednesday biden addressed congress with what he called his blueprint to build america promising 1.8 trillion dollars in investment in jobs infrastructure and education. well last year on the campaign trail joe biden made many promises about what he would deliver his early days in the white house while
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he's come so on many there are other as which are compromised or even abandoned ellen fish of reports now on biden's broken promises. the other things people remember of campaigns i pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide but unify the promises the pledges the things to make a difference 100 days in joe biden has failed to deliver in a few key areas i think he's kept his word as much as he change i think people forget that there's not a lot of legislating that could happen from the presidential seat covered relief was always his top priority he promised $2000.00 checks to eligible americans that became $1400.00 under biden i ding to the $600.00 delivered by trump the death of journalist jamal khashoggi provoked anger in then candidate biden he promised to hold so dear abby responsible regard them as a pariah state fast forward to one month in office so to reveal it was once again
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a valuable ally all presidents in these days talk about doing a whole list of priorities on day one but the idea that a president could accomplish the types of promises they put forth on the trail on day one is rather naive and i would argue in some ways just part of the marketing of campaign the promise to immediately rejoin the iran nuclear deal is also gathering dust instead talks continue in vienna between all the parties about the best way forward real politic instead of rhetoric joe biden also promised to be a unifying president pulling the country together after what he felt were the divisive trump years despite his early successes washington is divide. it as ever found now that trump is still here trump is and is very much the politics of the day on the
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republican side and i think it leads on the democrats that there is no way that they can see compromise with those kinds of elements there and so i think it's going to be a very difficult road if he's going to pursue bipartisanship at every step the good news for joe biden presidencies on judge surely on the 1st $100.00 days he gets the fool 4 years but the next election is never far away for biden it's the midterms next year it will be a referendum on the job he's done till then what he said he will deliver next and the promises he's kept own fisher al-jazeera washington for more than 170000 migrants were taken into u.s. custody at the nation's a southern border in march that's the highest number in nearly 2 decades so as president biden marx's 100 stay in office managing the border is among his greatest challenges how did you cast her as more from the u.s.
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border wall neon macallan in texas. managing the u.s. southern border has been among the biggest challenges president biden has faced in his 1st $100.00 days and critics are quick to claim that he has so far failed last month u.s. agents took more than 170000 people into custody after they crossed the border that is the highest number in nearly 2 decades why is this happening in campaign on a more welcoming tone toward immigrants than on his 1st day in office he signed a slew of executive actions undoing some of the harsh immigration policies set by his predecessor donald trump waves of migrants are followed many traveling in families or children traveling alone shelters ran out of space children were made to sleep on floors democrats called the administration's response inhumane and republicans raged at the numbers the latest figures show early signs of plaid telling but the coming summer is when people tend to cross the most mean while only
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29 percent of americans approve of the way biden has handled the border easily his poorest polling issue still to come on al-jazeera. fighting over water at least 3 people are killed as rival countries claim a disputed reservoir and south africa's president acknowledges state capture under his predecessor but can he stop corruption in is the governing party. hello there a noticeable difference in temperatures in western australia let me show you friday 20 degrees in perth just a few days ago we were in this thirty's and ahead of this frontal system we still
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have warm air but as it makes its way into australia we will see those temperatures come down in time we're dealing with some outbreaks of showers for coastal queensland also coastal sections of new south wales this is forecast on saturday sydney $24.00 degrees we've seen some drenching rains across areas of japan but the bulk of that system has now moved out to the pacific but still some lingering heavy showers for sapporo 6 degrees so a chilly rain there and heavy outbreaks of rain for shanghai but watch let's track this one out together moves across the east china sea into japan so once again a surge of moisture tokyo $25.00 degrees will see increasingly unsettled conditions and more rain to come also unsettled as we head toward the korean peninsula and this is all because of that system that we saw in shanghai that moved across the east china sea that is now play again both japan and the korean peninsula.
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port moresby the capital of new guinea is ranked one of the most dangerous cities in the us 101 east investigate the violent games easterling feel on the streets on al-jazeera a weekly critique of the stories hitting the headlines the news media have been left to sort through the mixed messages on a quite complex story from main street to street journalism the listening post covers the way the news discovered on josie's. the in the a. reminder
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now of the top stories on al-jazeera more than 3600 coronavirus deaths and nearly 380000 cases were reported on thursday at least 40 countries have pledged to supply india with much needed oxygen despite this elections are going ahead in 2 big states. meanwhile 1 brazil has passed 400000 coronavirus that's its health ministry confirmed another 3001 deaths on thursday brazil is only the 2nd country after the us to reach that figure. and joe biden is marking a 100 days in office as president of the united states you can see these live pictures there of his wife jill addressing a driving rally of supporters well earlier the bidens met today with the oldest living former president jimmy carter. well in the wake of
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yet another series. of mass shootings in the u.s. pressure on the president joe biden to fulfill his campaign promise of stricter gun controls is mounting the president who calls gun violence an internationally embarrassment as issued an executive order is but critics say that they don't go far enough and they gallacher reports the gun violence archive an independent organization that tracks gun crime defines a mass shooting as for almost shot or killed by that metric 2021 is already a deadly year with 147 my shooting across the nation in march alone 8 people were killed in atlanta less than a week later 10 died at a supermarket in colorado. and yet the issue of gun control remains as ever deeply divisive. in the run up to his election joe biden promised tough action including buying back weapons banning imported guns and so-called
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commonsense steps to curtail a uniquely american problem who in god's name needs a weapon that can hold 100 rounds or 40 rounds or 20 rounds is just wrong and i'm not going to give up till it's done as a memorial to the victims of gun violence was installed on the national mall the president announced 6 executive orders including tackling the growing problem of homemade untraceable far omes known as ghost guns an order gun advocates say will do very little there's no way that you're going to stop this there's nothing you can do about it this is the reality of the world and 3 d. printers are real and i can just go press a button and i'm going to print one of these today i speak to a nation in grief i know there's not a parent in america. who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do time
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and again presidents a force to comfort a nation loses around 40000 people to guns every year oppressed by the powerful gun lobby members of congress have been unwilling to change gun laws something organizations for gun control hope will change there's evidence and data to back up . those rules will save lives we just need to get that passed in the senate in the american people will support and reward those at the ballot box who work to make their lives safer and to reduce the amount of gun deaths we see every year and they were used in a way one of my shooting killed 14 students and 3 teachers here in parkland calls for gun reform group but little changed tackling this nation's right to bear arms isn't something a president can do without legislative support and that for now seems unlikely 7 for many across the us thought some pres a simply not enough but meaningful change will be long and hard fought for for the
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1st time since 2010 the supremes court will soon hear a major gun case based around the right to carry weapons in public most of the justices a conservative the decision could have major implications for gun control across the u.s. and will be watched closely and gallacher al-jazeera miami florida alexina valmy has appeared in court for the 1st time since ending a 3 week hunger strike the kremlin critic attended a hearing by video link to appeal a guest says conviction in february for defaming a world war 2 veteran and a separate court case proceedings on whether to label have all these opposition network extremists have been adjourned burnet smith reports from moscow. on a poor quality video link from a prison hospital alexei navalny looked into he's lost 20 kilos since his return from germany in january telling his wife and the rest of the court he's eating
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a few spoonfuls of porridge after ending a 3 week hunger strike this hearing was an appeal against his conviction for defamation but vladimir putin's most prominent critic had other things to talk about 2. 20 years of incompetent government have led to the fall and the result there is a crown slippin from his years there elias on t.v. we have spent $3.00 and our country continues to slide into poverty opportunities to have his voice heard a rapidly shrinking civil tamia another moscow court prosecutors opened a case to declare in the valleys and to corruption group b f b k and his regional offices as extremist making them equivalent to al qaeda. is a regional campaign offices do not exist anymore but there are dozens of cool and mighty regional politicians there are thousands of there they're powerful independent political organizations that will be doing investigations and money during elections bubbly complains and rallies. the case was adjourned but the court has
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already imposed an interim order stopping the vile newsgroup from operating the number of us they'd rather powerful opponent is standing against us it is the whole state machine of a nuclear superpower state it can behave brutally as we could see ourselves during the events which are also related to the current case we are defending the truth we believe that our client b.k. is a fair organization which does not violate any law you rarely hear his name mentioned on russian television any attempt to remind people who he is is quickly erased this mural incent petersburg was painted over hours after appearing over night. alexei navalny supporters so they'll carry home with the kremlin activities but without charismatic personality and i found it much harder to have an impact but it's with al-jazeera moscow. airstrikes against ethnic armed groups have continued in
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myanmar 2 days after a military outpost was captured near the border with thailand monitoring groups say the gentile has launched at least 6 air attacks since tuesday scott heiler 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 was 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 and retaliation and increased fighting and this is kind of been going on since then but what we saw
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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 and thailand so when you see these kind of ethnic. armed good organization like we saw in the current health territory and up 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. the 2nd day of the south african presidents testimony in a corruption inquiry involving his predecessor has concluded so obama polls
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answered questions about his role in the so-called state capture scandal he was jacob zuma as deputy during the peak of the corruption and admit had more could have been done to prevent graft from me the middle of reports from johannesburg president still ramapo says the highest ranking official to testify at an ongoing inquiry into corruption in south africa many blame oppose us own party the african national congress for much of the graft which according to reports runs into billions of dollars over several years much of the looting is alleged to have taken place when rome opposes preterists as a jacob zuma was president zuma resigned in 2018 has been recognition of. malaise of corruption in the. house of state. ability to monitor resources
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dispense attorney. all that and we've accepted in admitted in the past that that has resulted in an. end type behavior seumas refused to return to testify at the inquiry saying he's being vilified it's alleged that zuma is relationship with a business family led to the abuse of state owned enterprises and influence the appointment of officials to serve their business interests and that corruption filtered through the ranks of the a.n.c. . seems the price that is being paid by the people as a whole if they're deprived of. group service delivery because the resource is being diverted laundered the ain sees law support in recent years and many had hope that remote who was deputy president at the time would explain
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what he did to try to stop corruption but some argue he was not questioned hard enough and instead responded strategically in c. is going to have some gains as a planet from this exercise. there are no further losses that jacob zuma can suffer. and also i think that if the commission does its work well it was simon spotlight on those structural issues in the a.n.c. that will show that a leopard cannot change its spots from up north as promised to fight corruption in south africa but it is success is hinged on the party he leads rooting out corruption within its own ranks for me to malaya al-jazeera janice burrows. the main body of china's 1st ever space station is on its way into orbit the launch of
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the core model is the 1st step in an 18 month construction program katrina you reports from beijing. the launch of a new era in china's space exploration the call of china's 1st permanent space station chant her or heavenly harmony launched from the southern island of hi madam thursday morning 10 minutes after liftoff it successfully separated from its long march 5 rocket it's the 1st of 11 missions needed to complete the space station next year the 17 metre long module contains the station's controls and power supply and living quarters for 3 astronauts water on board will be fully recycled it will be followed by 2 other modules designed to house a range of scientific experiments including in quantum physics biotechnology and microgravity 12 astronauts are training to live on board chan her own 6 month. the 1st are expected to arrive in june china began plans to build the station in the
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1990 s. but they were almost sidelined by the corona virus outbreak. the construction of our space station was affected by the predominate stage but we were hard to minimize the impact china has made no secret of its ambition to become an international space that was to rival the u.s. it's been collaborating closely with russia to the stand washington has banned from working with nasa because of security concerns in 2003 china became the 3rd country after the u.s. and russia to put a man in space they drink has since launched a number of space walks and cruellest missions including the retrieval of lunar rocks in december it's expected to land a perv on mars later this year and there are plans to eventually work but the russian space agency to build a research station on the moon. in the coming years will carry out the force phase of china's lunar exploration program explore asteroids and the space as well as
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develop her live car iraqis all those are included in our plan china's space station is a fraction of the size of the international space station that's the only one currently in orbit china is excluded from using it. several western governments are concerned to pay to use it space technology to expand china's military but its leaders say its progress and space exploration will only be used to peaceful needs . al-jazeera beijing. and now the top stories on al-jazeera coronavirus cases and deaths across india have reached new global record highs as the country grapples with a devastating 2nd wave more than 3600 deaths and nearly 380000 cases were reported on thursday but millions of people turned out to vote for regional
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elections and western goal sparking fears that the state may turn into a new epicenter meanwhile brazil has passed 400000 coronavirus.

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