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right and by charles don it's a famous game from years of politics and culture go undercover allegations of corruption by those in power and if you were to hari get your news in 2 minutes from al-jazeera news updates on home already. the in. the air. at least 44 people they killed a nest and paid at a religious festival in israel emergency rescue services describe it as a national catastrophe. this is al jazeera live from doha 20 battle also coming up desperately needed foreign aid arrives in india as the country registers another record number of coronavirus cases. travel at the border between
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kyrgyzstan and started fighting leaves several dead and injured and we look at why the survival of thousands of elephants is being threatened by an avocado farm in kenya. thank you for joining us as stampede at a religious festival in northern israel has killed at least 44 people the crash happened at a gathering of tens of thousands of ultra-orthodox jews on mount meron tasa details . emergency services rushed to the scene where tens of thousands of cultural also looks jews had gathered for the largo my annual pilgrimage which started off as an all night gathering of prayer and don'ts at the bonfire festival ended with these chaotic scenes the bodies of those killed in a stampede are lined up hundreds of people are injured provided. those were injured
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. 200 ambulances another cycle of care units helicopters to the scene needs to transport now that yes those who were injured and killed so. because it had to be one of the holiest sites for jews to tomb of the 2nd century say drive by shimon by your choice what brings the faithful here who can assist say more than 650 buses it brought in people from across the country making it the largest public gathering in israel since the pandemic started. paramedics from modern with over running by. bike need c.p.r. on a kids and then one after the other start coming on ambulances then we understood like something's going on here. private bonfires that mound their own would ban last year due to coronavirus restrictions were locked down measures were easiest year after israel's rocky created 19 vaccination program has seen more than 50 percent
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of the population fully vaccinated. police say they've arrested 2 people for disrupting offices efforts to keep order at the site and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has described the stampede as a heavy disaster. sort of hideouts al-jazeera. as you heard at a festival is held at one of the holiest sites for jews tens of thousands of altar orthodox jews normally make the pilgrimage to mount meron for lack bulmer it was largely cancelled last year because of the pandemic on thursday officials said they were already overwhelmed by the huge crowds organizers have told local media estimate between 102200000 people had arrived by thursday night with more due to turn up on friday al-jazeera as harry foster is at the scene in marathon. the prime minister's spokesman has been tweeting about it saying that it was the overcrowding that led to a stampede which in turn led to the partial collapse of
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a structure that people were standing on so that is the closest thing we've had to sort of an official proximate cause of what took place but of course there are much wider questions being asked about the nature of all this as well briefly just just let me tell you where i am we're on a road heading into the site itself and there have been buses after buses and police vehicles and emergency vehicles coming down here still parts of those that huge crowd are still struggling their way out of the of the event itself this is the road up here that that leads to the events of the to the tomb of the 2nd century rabbi which is being which is that the the center of this celebration event every year and we're still seeing members of that more than a 100000 crowd being transported away that's what all these buses are here to do but as i say there are some very significant questions as to why so many people were again allowed into such
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a small space crowding together in this way there have been warnings in the past about the access points especially to get out once people are in there are questions as to whether the police were there in sufficient numbers whether too much. or agency or 30 was given over to the rabbinical sects who were organizing the event itself and so there are calls now for a commission of inquiry aside from obviously the investigation that is underway by the police. the 1st shipment of emergency supplies from the u.s. has arrived in india to help it fight spiralling coronavirus infections and deaths landed in new delhi on friday and includes hundreds of oxygen cylinders and regulate says the u.s. great surprise with more than $100000000.00 to meet what it calls the health needs of the indian people the number of infections across the country reached another
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record high in the last 24 hours elizabeth warren m sent us this update from new delhi where the relatives of patients who can't find hospital beds are queuing to buy medical oxygen. we're outside an oxygen supply in new delhi where people whose relatives are sick have been lining up for hours in the hopes of buying the life saving gas one man has been waiting here for more than 12 hours another for more than 7 hours they are here because all of the capital's hospitals are full and many have a critical shortage of oxygen people are still dying here because there aren't enough beds and there isn't enough oxygen and that is why the international aid that serai is so very important the 1st or the $100000000.00 worth of aid from the u.s. touchdown in new delhi on friday the military plane was carrying everything from oxygen cylinders hospital equipment a 1000000 doses of rapid tests 40 countries have been sending hundreds of oxygen
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generation plants thousands of oxygen concentration as the u.s. is also sending hundreds of thousands of dollars of vaccines and the raw materials needed to manufacture vaccines that says many states in india including the capital delhi including the worst affected maharashtra say they don't have enough doses to expand the vaccination program that's due to happen on saturday where all adults will be eligible to get a vaccine but there aren't enough and the country. brazil is marking another bleak milestone in the coronavirus pandemic after the number of deaths passed 400008 quarter of the fatalities were recorded this month brazil is only the 2nd country after the us or. the country has reported 14500000 covered 1000 cases and there's also been an alarming increase in deaths babies and children under the age of 10 as money pours from rio de janeiro. behind
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a store even for children there's no school and a huge patio with new when unusual toys this abandoned factory at the entry. of real sold a slum has become their playground during the pandemic its walls shield them from the traffic and violence outside but offer little protection from covert 19 or you know since the pandemic began in march of 2020 until last february 47000 babies and children under the age of 10 have been hospitalized with the virus and 2100 have died vital strategies and then joe specialized in public health has released data showing an explosion of deaths among children and babies in brazil. as against the near brazilian variant is partly responsible because it has a larger viral load than the original one and has more capacity to affect the young but poverty and inequality also play
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a big part in this strategy and almost all babies who died are poor and black brazil also accounts for half of the world's maternal deaths by qubit 19 i kow spinelli runs a workshop for pregnant women and single mothers in the providing slums and apollo was part of her group last december she gave birth to a healthy boy. but shortly after turning 2 months old to stopped eating because he had difficulty breathing his mother told us she took him to the hospital twice but was sent back home the 3rd time he was hospitalized but died soon afterwards of acute respiratory syndrome in thrown from crisis in children is common and can develop into pneumonia but it's usually cured if you get medical attention in time now this is the 1st case i've seen for it's revolve so broccoli and results and. doctors say the number of couvade 1000 deaths in children is still small compared
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to those among the elderly and people with preexisting conditions but it can no longer be ignored especially in brazil where the pandemic is still out of control brazil's congress has launched an inquiry to investigate the government's handling of the pandemic and its responsibility in the deaths of $400000.00 people now for the 1st time a tribute will be paid to the children many have thought would be spared from the virus a group of mothers moved this carpet a reminder that at least 2000 of brazil's victims were younger than 9 years old monica innocuous all just sirrah rio de janeiro. and other world news gunfire has been reported overnight on the southern border between care. hours after a cease fire agreement. gays health authorities say 13 people have been killed in fighting since wednesday tajik
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authorities have not as sported any casualties it's the heaviest fighting along the disputed border in the is the violence began over a water reservoir that both central asian countries claim as their own steve is a human rights lawyer an associate professor of human rights at the university of southern california he explains what led to tension at the border. it is the worst escalation that we've seen in a long time and it seems to come down to both sides seem intent on marking their territory you have the security services in to stand which are famously nontransparent e.g. could stand a very authoritarian state and then you have also the border guards in kyrgyzstan increasingly coming to blows received some video of of arms being distributed to the population so we have some really worrying signs that the negotiation process that's completely broken down there's a lot of hot rhetoric going going back and forth this is one of the last undefined frontiers in the post soviet region in central asia when you look at this part of
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the map this is the they're gonna valley where it was back at stanton g. can stand in kyrgyzstan also detail around one another it's a very complicated ethnic patchworks of course you know you can't place blame on the fact that there are no clear geographic markers between the borders between the the kirghiz and the tajik side so that that's just sort of geographic confusion you could say there's also tend to be upstream on the water on the rivers and have better access typically to water have downstream access to bet less or access to water and these are fundamental rights but you know in addition to those things you have to periphery southern kyrgyzstan and northern to jake is down there just about as far as you can possibly get away from the capital cities of each of those countries and i think the residents of those areas those border communities are in economically depressed regions and they do not feel heard or respected very much by the central capitals. still ahead on al-jazeera u.s. president joe biden his road to promote his ambitious plan to rebuild the economy
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as he mocks 100 days in office and protest against a decision to delay palestine's 1st bomb entry elections in 15 years. with daily big thunderstorms we had said the weather is quiet enough to malaysia or indonesia but there's not a huge clump of big showers here as you can see there's been very wet real weather recently in for example thailand me and to some degree vietnam there's more of that to come as well otherwise the shell pretty well scattered the northern philippines looking quite dry and i would it's relatively dry in java as well sumatra not so sumatra seeing quite a lot of rain not just the daily develop showers but some other more persistent stuff and that's also true of the coast of eastern australia more or less new south
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wales at through queensland sunder storms the onshore breeze is feeding in the moisture the temperatures inland help to produce these showers and that's your picture then for saturday there's also some frontal right on its way to victoria just means a dollar is not that bad really i mean melbourne's a 23 and the rain is mostly of the bass strait and then tasmania a western australia pursed up about 23 so you've taken a tumble but you know that because that last little tranche of weather went through rain then cold winds and his no contrasts for you because across church is it 15 degrees on saturday but both eyelids are pretty sunny and then we rise well above the average to about 20 again on sunday. port moresby the capital of coffee new guinea is ranked one of the most dangerous cities in the good 101 east investigate the violent gangs easterling feel on the
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streets on al-jazeera. frank assessments there are lots of ways of the government was one exactly happen and one measure of bad thinking for a situation like common not to believe you could ever again and in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story on al-jazeera. the end. you're watching are just 0 live from doha a reminder of our main stories at least 44 people have been killed and more than 150 injured in a stampede at a religious festival in northern israel it happened in mt mayer on where up to 200000 votes were all drunks jews had gathered the 1st shipment of emergency
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supplies from the u.s. has arrived in india to help it battle spiralling call in a virus infections and debts a number of infections reached another record high in the last 24 hours with more than 386000 cases and 3500 deaths. and they've been reports of gunfire on the southern border of kyrgyzstan into jake east on hours after a cease fire violence began over infrastructure on the disputed boundary at least 13 people have been killed in the heaviest fighting in the us. thousands of people on both sides of the thailand myanma border are preparing to feed their homes as fighting between armed ethnic groups and the military escalates corrent state has recently seen some of the worst fighting since the military coup in myanmar in february hundreds have already left the region in recent days and thousands more want to join them there also a force of ass strikes further north in the chain state scott hyder is monitoring
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developments from thailand's capital bangkok. those who are in the areas of the where these air attacks have taken place started to flee toward the border and now we know at least according to a korean organization in myanmar saying that about $9000.00 they say have gathered toward the thai border having crossed just yet because they're trying to get out of the these air attacks that have really stepped up since we saw that brazen early morning attack along a check added outpost a myanmar army outpost right along the border with thailand could even see this attack happening from the thai side of the border you know it's a very convoluted situation when you look at the armed ethnic groups inside myanmar kitchen is a different one from the korean held area that we were just talking about this is for the north that's on the korean is on the eastern side along the border with thailand up in the north kitchen similar situation they have been fighting for a very long time for more autonomy from the central government and office and now
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more recently from the joint and they have also like the current fighters have been pushing against any type of infringement on their territory as they see from the myanmar army they have been fighting back and they have also been facing airstrikes like the caribbean army has but what's interesting up there too a little bit more so than the current held areas up and the kid to the chin area they are still protesting they are still going out to the streets despite this uptick in violence against the military between the military they are still going out on the streets and protesting against the agenda. u.s. president joe biden has held that drive in iranian state to georgia to mark his 100th day in office reflecting on his address to congress on thursday he touted what he's administration has achieved so far and he also repeated his promises to invest
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trillions of dollars in jobs infrastructure and education now one of biden's for. executive orders after taking office included reversing several of donald trump's immigration policies but the problems at the southern border have persisted under the new administration john home and we'll have more from tijuana very shortly but 1st. reports from nima kalen 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
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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 telling but the coming summer is when people tend to cross the most meanwhile only 29 percent of americans approve of the way biden has handled the border easily his poorest polling issue. we're getting inside the city of cheap water and actually works right next to the border crossing point with the united states and the reason that this tent camp is formed is significant formed around mid february the cruise president biden has actually changed the policy from his predecessor president from what president from had said is that if you're asking for asylum in the united states then you need to wait for that process to play out in mexico even if you're from another country. a lot of people then were left just waiting for
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a year or more through that process now president biden has said you can wait for your asylum process to play out actually within the united states so these people have started to form because they're waiting to be let in for that process to take place for them to wait in the united states and this lowly being processed and let . now people into one or some of them are calling it the biden effect the fact that a president who is seen as more compassionate and empathetic towards people who are migrating from central america is actually perhaps increasing the flow of migration to the united states now where these people coming from in this camp those people from honduras guatemala and central america they were buffeted by 2 massive storms late last year already suffering poverty because of the pandemic and the impact of misgovernance their violence from different gangs there's also actually a lot of people in this camp from the state of michoacan in southwest mexico today
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a fleeing an absolute turf war there between different criminal organizations that the government hasn't been willing or hasn't been able to prevent people from a lot of different places here that are fleeing some desperate situations and there are hoping the under this government they'll be given more of a chance to be allowed into the u.s. . palestine's 1st spawn a mentor elections in 15 years have been postponed they were due to be held next month but president mahmoud abbas has delayed developed because of a dispute with israel over voting in occupied. abraham reports on the occupied west bank. a day before the electoral campaign with to start president mahmoud abbas put the palestinian elections on hold he's blaming israel for uncertainty whether people in occupied east jerusalem will be able to participate in the vote. once they say yes we will hold elections to more as long as we are free to go to the
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polls will campaign and whoever wins wins this is a democracy we believe in a. rival palestinian factions fattah had hamas had agreed in january to hold the 1st parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years but differences soon emerged. how matters rejected the election today saying it will harm palestinian interests in previous elections is really allowed a few 1000 palestinians to vote in israeli controlled post offices in east jerusalem this time israeli officials say they don't have a government to approve the palestinian request you have a instead of israeli post office locations that means as i remove on the ground and try to prevent them by force which is not a bad thing but this internet and particular means that we have to be ready for some kind of a political confrontation with israel which my mother doesn't want palestinians
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haven't been to the polls in 15 years and are eager to have elections that could restore national unity and fight corruption if we wanted to hold elections we would have found a way even if we smuggle palestinians from jerusalem to ramallah it's easy to find excuses here as a matter of us and become a real under occupation what can we do if it were up to us we would love to have elections. it's really bad as a young 21 year old palestinian i've never felt that i had freedom to voice my opinion or be involved in the political system. in a record number of 36 electoral lists have signed up for the elections well some say it shows how eager tolleson ians are 1st change others say it threatened about his authority senior leaders have split from fatah means slate and plan to run separately. some of the candidates who reject the delay have taken to the streets of ramallah to protest the bass's decision polls suggest that the majority of
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palestinians think it's important to have elections and people here think that the president is using jerusalem as an excuse to delay holding that our best is the factions will work towards forming a national unity government but that might not be enough. to quote the anger this 3 . 170 mel jersey into the occupied west bank. a south korean activist has sent giant balloons carrying half a 1000000 propaganda lead face across the border to north korea f.i.o.s. condemned the government headed by kim jong son hack risks up to 3 years in prison for the move which is considered a criminal offense critics accuse solar sacrificing freedom of expression in an effort to improve ties with pyongyang robin wright has more from seoul the group responsible for this launch say they released a total of 10 large balloons from 2 locations close to the d.m.z. separating north and south korea carrying they say up to hearth
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a 1000000 leaflets condemning north korea and describing the leader kim jong un as a nuclear lunatic now these launches always enraged north korea who described the defectors who released these leaflets as human scum and holding the south korean government responsible for their actions in fact it was a similar releases last summer which led to north korea cutting off a communications with the south going as far as destroying a liaison office that had been set up to try to establish better relations the south korean government conscious of how north korea responds has taken measures to try to prevent these actions by these defectors going as far as passing a law last december that now makes it illegal act to release these leaflets punishable by up to 3 years in prison that in turn has been criticized by defectors who say it infringes on their rights of free speech here in south korea the south
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korean government says after this latest launch it will be taking appropriate action. to kenya now where a community of mass i heard is is fighting to protect its grazing land and livelihoods from an agricultural company conservationists fear plans to build a potentially lucrative avocado farm will be disastrous for elephants and wide live tourism balcombe way of reports from near the town of camano. for thousands of years people have been hurting livestock on the plains around mount kilimanjaro and they've been teaming with wildlife for even longer. tourists come here to see it. the shan can any guide them when he's not with his cows his community of messiah herders agreed with the government that this area should be reserved for open grazing and wildlife and so he's alarmed that some of it's been fenced off for farming crops you know we move from place to another this is so that
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. one. forest in the muscle. we see very long defined thing stopping just long. the land available for nomadic grazing here in kenya has been shrinking ever since colonialism the farmers are fenced off just under a square kilometer of land conservationists say it's followed a series of irregular decisions by the relevant or thorough and they say many more investors are waiting to see if this farm will be allowed to continue and if it is they say many more tracks of land will be fenced off and that will be devastating for the herders and for the wildlife within the fence a company called killie are very fresh plans to grow for cargoes for export and other crops it belongs to some agricultural investors from the capital nairobi 200 kilometers away so it's not up to the farm manager jeremiah's who's from this area
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also owns some shares. which is very bright as you can see which was a sinus agricultural land now these are not like you have. with the activity of other. people how to transform themselves from their traditional way of life to modern life danielle if somebody says the land here isn't idle you work for a conservation group he says thousands of tourism jobs depend on the wildlife and the survival of about 2000 allophones here depends on a corridor or the green area connecting to wildlife preserves the blue lines show their tracks and the farmer sits in the middle of them it's not the 1st farm here but he says he. in the flood gates to many more is interfering with the whole system because you know the community. might collapse their families in the wrong place because they are disadvantaged areas where you can do funny without interfering with their land use and environmental tribunals would it kill each
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other to stop the farm. so that its papers are in order and it's appealing the decision many of kenya's $13000000.00 herders a poorer than those living in farming communities towns and cities. says if they lose the last rep last year they'll lose everything malcolm webb al-jazeera kimona kenya. again i'm fully battle with the headlines on al-jazeera at least 44 people have been killed and more than 150 injured in a stampede at a religious festival in northern israel it happened in mount meron where up 220-0000 orthodox jews had gathered. from their.


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