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no matter where it takes us at least you feel syria. and. impartial tell your story. to al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. i don't make like this is a new life and coming up in the next 60 minutes the 1st burials are held in israel after a stampeded a religious festival killed at least 45 people. even when we had to point to the vaccine for not available well that's in the us several indian states say they've run out of cave with 19 vaccines even as the government plans to start vaccinating
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everybody over 18. brazil marks a grim milestone 400000 deaths since the onset of the pandemic. the u.n. warns of the famine in madagascar where children are starving after drought and storms destroyed. and leaving a sporting united kingdom have shut down their presence on social media for the boycott is part of an effort to fight back against online discrimination. calls are growing for a public inquiry in israel after the country's largest gathering since the pandemic began and that in tragedy at least $45.00 people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival at mount meron where tens of thousands of ultra-orthodox jews gathered on thursday night the prime minister benjamin netanyahu says that sunday.
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will be a national day of mourning ari force at reports from maryland in northern israel. it's israel's largest religious festival attracting half a 1000000 mainly ultra-orthodox participants each year this year like bomber celebrating a 2nd century rabbi in seiji his tomb was also the largest gathering of any kind since the start of the pandemic mass exile taishan turned in minutes to panic injury and death a narrow passageway became a compacted sea of stumbling swaying crowds trying to get out of the. close by people were pressing on metal sheeting a few overwhelmed police improvising an escape route while also trying to keep some back. it was clear by now that a mass tragedy was unfolding the crowding and confusion that led to it also hampering the rescue efforts in its aftermath sure we were lucky if i saw tens of people if you lying here on the floor i saw tens of injured walking and bleeding i
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saw at children i saw adults very difficult sites. the next day brought a mass evacuation operation and the start of a major police investigation it also brought the israeli prime minister announcing and national day of mourning on sunday and defending the role of the emergency services. there was a rapid rescue operation by the police the rescue and security forces and we are grateful to them they prevented a much bigger disaster we will conduct a thorough serious and in-depth investigation to ensure that such a disaster does not reoccur 6. some protested against the presence of the head of israel's secular government during an ongoing religious festival no matter netanyahu is close partnership with ultra-orthodox political parties there are pressing questions now for the ultra orthodox rabbis who are in charge of this event for the police who are meant to safeguard it for the political leaders who allowed it to take place with such apparent light intervention added to that is the
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fact that there have long been warnings about this precipitous pathway this bottleneck on the way out and the dangers lurking here some of those making their way home accuse the police of blocking an exit others said an event like this had long been a risk i felt unsafe and this isn't just. about the 100 percent. but it was a miracle several years bucked you could do what you could do the best out of it should like the in the human being should be policed safe to how much you cooked. nonetheless some were determined to continue this year's festival even as others mooned the recalls no proof no independent public inquiry to accompany the police investigation or equal to al-jazeera matter on northern israel let's hear now from mcgill hoffman who's the chief political correspondent at the jerusalem post he says that we can force with measures contributed to the disaster. every year people
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so that the crowding was overwhelming and that it was a miracle that a disaster didn't happen this year it was more complicated because of programs that were more strength and ascetic lee or so when they put up barriers to keep people somewhat separated the barrier but it's harder for people to leave and it's just the case even more helpless there is no doubt that they all 4 of them have been independent reminded of this crisis and when they have left them on or thorny they've been. that for for so that. they are providing the balance of power and it's no government without. didn't always out the 1st 2 here and that means trying to get rid of the government possible. now we have a minority government being formed in the process and it's roughly as you. say
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could be a majority government if you will force about. the place the government the whole of minister of public to please mandate a society he came to that although he thought over less. than. very close to. being helped. actually happened. groan a virus infections across india have reached another record high with more than 386000 new cases and nearly 3500 deaths reported fact the nations of being opened up to all adults above 18 starts and such today but health ministers and several hard hit states say they've run out of doses costing down to the government's ability to vaccinate $600000000.00 nearly eligible people elizabeth per annum
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reports now from new delhi. money could go sits by her husband's hospital bed just hours after she lost her mother to car that 19 she's managed to find him oxygen but not the ventilator doctors say he needs 500 for the morning to think about the fact that we're going to have the things that i have right now but if you need something the doctors are pretty right i think however that there was. and he has underfunded healthcare system is collapsing as it's overwhelmed by the world's biggest surge in cases that have long lines outside oxygen supply is around the country there's tension here as people wait in the hope of getting oxygen for the sick relatives some have been waiting for more than 12 hours but with hospitals out of beds and oxygen these supply is a many people's only hope. aid began arriving from other countries this week with
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the 1st cargo from the us touching down in new delhi on friday the military plane was carrying more than 400 oxygen cylinders hospital equipment and nearly a 1000000 rapid tests. the u.s. will also send hundreds of thousands of vaccines and the vol materials needed to manufacture more that says many states say they don't have enough doses to start and knock it out to all adults from saturday as planned bearing for the vaccination campaign restarted mcduck ambience also between thousands of. health care about careers and doctors into. those dark these records nation but there is no votes in with us health experts say the government failed to prepare for the 2nd wave and was lucky enough to have a 2nd the 2nd wave which was delayed compared to many other countries out there and be hard to get along i mean to see what us up and to the rest of the world in terms
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of how you're the 2nd baby was and unfortunately in our health researcher i sort of failed to see the kind of preparation that i was i was expecting that the government would be doing in the last one year money because her mother wasn't a victim of clothes $19.00 but a lack of preparedness by the government and that she doesn't know what she'll tell her 8 year old son if she goes home without his father elizabeth piron an al jazeera new delhi. well as india struggles with the scale of it 19 crisis has been forced to halt its global vaccine exports china is now taking on the responsibility and using it to push for regional influence over its rival and your brown reports from hong kong. overwhelmed by the covert pandemic it's easy to forget that india's also one of the biggest manufacturers and exporters of vaccines that have been protecting people from the virus elsewhere but as the covert crisis worsens those
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exports are being curbed creating a void that experts say is now being filled by china india's arch rival at a video conference this week china's foreign minister wang ye told his south asian counterparts that beijing was ready to help in any way it could a spokesman making clear this was a long term commitment party don't be injured and this includes opening our door for the participation of south asian countries including india we will also make positive efforts to help the relevant regional countries in their fight against the pandemic for the region india though was not represented at the virtual conference a reflection of recent violent border skirmishes between chinese and indian troops john burns wrote a case study for a new book called coronavirus politics and says china is only acting out of self interest it can be dressed up however you want but making the world safe for
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dictatorship that's what it's all that's because that's the absolute china's playing it well. the danger now is the virus spreads rapidly to nearby countries it is clear from state controlled media that china's leaders are watching developments in india very closely because china shares a border not just with india but also with 3 other countries where infection rates are rising pakistan afghanistan and nepal and there was a wake up call here in hong kong just a few weeks ago when a flight arrived from new delhi with more than 50 passengers on board who tested positive for covert 90 china unlike russia the united states and india has been selling or donating its vaccines to countries around the world giving rise to the term vaccine diplomacy in pakistan china's already taken a leading role in supplying millions of its jabs with more expected this week. one
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of more than 50 countries says china's government who've received their vaccines for free adrian brown al jazeera hong kong well let's move on to brazil which is marking another bleak milestone in the pandemic after the number of deaths passed 400008 quarter of those fatalities were recorded this month there's also been creasing deaths of babies and children under the age of 10 as monica reports now from rio de janeiro. behind a store a haven for children there's no school and a huge patio with new when unusual toys this abandoned factory at the entrance of real's old islam 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
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babies and children under the age of 10 have been hospitalized with the virus and 2100 have died vital strategies and in shows 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 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 covert 19. 90 runs a workshop for pregnant women and single mothers in the proceedings islam and apollo was part of her group last december she gave birth to a healthy boy. but shortly after turning 2 months old back to stopped eating because he had difficulty breathing his mother told us she took him to the hospital
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twice but was sent back home the 3rd time he was hospitalized but died soon afterwards of acute respiratory syndrome in thrown we assume the 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 to evolve so rocketry and result in death. doctors say the number of covert 1000 deaths in children is still small compared 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 with health congress has launched an inquiry to investigate the government's handling of the pandemic and its responsibility in the deaths of 400000 people for the 1st time a pretty good will be paid to the children many have thought would be spared from the virus a group of mothers moved this carpet
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a reminder that at least 2000 of brazil's victims were younger than 9 years old. all just sirrah rio de janeiro. now there are warnings from him is leaving in southern madagascar after years of drought and sandstorms the world food program says some people have been forced to eat locusts and leaves the organization. has described seem perfect in the use of starving all malnourished families during his visit he says the scale of the catastrophe is beyond belief. un's a food agency says about 750000 people don't know where their next meal is coming from last year and one of the worst hit areas found that 3 out of 4 children are missing school mostly to help their parents forage for food they want $75000000.00 to cover the emergency in the next few months. spokeswoman for the united nations world food program and she says the current a virus has worsened madagascar's hunger crisis the situation in madagascar
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has just been declining since last year when the alarm bell rang what we call bullying season which is that window between planting and harvesting and we started to sort of build the awareness to to really get the world to take notice operationally even even getting cargo to madagascar is. it's a small island off of southern africa and at the moment the countries in the middle of a lockdown so there are very few flights as one. into madagascar and it's very tough to even get humanitarian workers into the country so we need resources we need resources yesterday we need to turn resources into food the world is absolutely suffering from 100 percent you know we know that but i think the domino effect in madagascar is that because of consecutive drought where sandstorms
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have completely untreated harvest they've never had you know they haven't had a decent rain all in years and this will have a massive effect in 2021 on children on mothers and own families. still ahead on the news hour including. 7 trouble at the border between. fighting leaves several dead and injured. in sport new doubts about where the funds will be allowed to tend to take you in. russia has added jailed criminy critical of all these organizations onto a list that involves terrorism and extremism the anti corruption foundation has been banned in the country. lawyer was detained for supposedly disclosing
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classified information on thursday nov and they made his 1st court appearance since ending a 3 week hunger strike he's currently in prison for breaking parole. come to them you mean it's a good thing i have just been searched lawyers documents representing lawyers secrets have been confiscated practically all the documents on the 7 of case have been confiscated i was against it but to now from bonus matthew has more from moscow. even power law for 20 years has defended people involved in some the most sensitive cases in russia involving accusations of treason and espionage and it's extremely unusual for a lawyer even involved in such sensitive cases to be detained in any way now that he's been detained under a rarely used law and he's accused of disclosing this classified information in relation to an investigation into one of his clients a journalist called. sovereign off so. powerful or is still being questioned as
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we understand this afternoon he's been questioned now for about 4 hours meanwhile yet more bad news for the valley and his organization of like a further setback really russia's financial monitoring agency has added in the valleys regional offices to its list of groups as are involved in terrorism and extremism we know already there's a court case going on against those groups they've already on thursday close themselves down because they sort of knew this was coming but it is yet another example of 'd the pressure being piled on to the valley and his supporters making it extremely difficult for them to continue operating and it means that really the most sort of loudest critic of president vladimir putin he's avenues of speaking out against putin are very very slowly or quickly now and surely being closed down
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. kurdistan says a cease fire along its border with stan is largely holding despite a renewal of gunfire earlier on friday about 40 people were killed and almost 200 others injured on thursday in some of the heaviest fighting between the 2 countries in years let's hear brian has this report. this is what a stay spiral sounds like on the border between touches down and. the video was shared by local media on friday morning hours after both sides had agreed to stop fighting was. the violence broke out at a water reservoir that both countries claim as their own each side accusing the other of firing 1st. their skirmishes here every few months as communities to access to land and more casual resources. but major in gage lutes by government troops are rare this is the worst fighting to me is this is one of the
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last undefined frontiers in the post soviet region in central asia when you look at this part of the map this is the very gonna valley where back to stand if you can stand in kyrgyzstan all sort of tangle 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 securities and the tajik side so that that's just sort of geographic confusion you could say but the issues in border checkpoints on the koga side a sage have been saved on fire thousands of people have fled the fighting and and now sheltering in schools. through milk yet is the good and they launch it here out of the bullets at the moment the shooting has stopped. the ceasefire was brokered on thursday night by the prime ministers have to take a stand and kurdistan the un welcomed the move and urged both sides to continue talking and resolve outstanding issues peacefully. to stand as
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a closed strongly or thora tarion state and updates from inside and are common. but on the kurgan's side of the border they've been released calling for more weapons and soldiers to defend their land from what they say is aggression. dear presidents we have supported you we voted for you and we put our trust in you so please show an equal commitment and respect us. to the border area is a long way from the 2 nations capitals of bush cake and duchesne bay analysts say people living there often feel isolated and ignored by the late is. fueling the frequent and sometimes b.s. territorial disputes. brian al-jazeera. and he says the border conflict is a bad sign for the region. the main issue here at stake is access to water and land
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and because of the nature of this conflict which is on denmark 8 at border on both sides that creates a huge issue for the both countries and as a result this is what happened since wednesday these 2 states they are both members of the russian led security bloc in the region on top of their with analysis russia supplies arms to both of the states so as we see this is the result because the governments in these 2 states they can't just result this border issue and on top of earth analysis these are. the the mob violence on the ground is happening literally on a monthly basis and which escalates from time to time but what happened this week
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is extraordinary because this has never happened before and this is a bad sign for this region because it is an indicator that this border conflict may not be resolved any time so a volunteers have been on the cliffs of the english coast in an effort to fight the mistreatment of refugees think this channel has once again become a rallying point for u.k. government and the far right has refugees cross from france the group has even had threats made against it because of its efforts to ensure that refugees have safe passage others here as jenna hall joined members on a dawn watch of the dangerous crossing. it's an early start for the channel rescue volunteers scanning the horizon from the cliff tops and see for signs of life in small boats. morning. yeah we've got people getting into. and crossing out maybe english channel which is one of their busy shipping lanes. is incredibly dangerous and we are concerned about the fate.
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as day breaks mobile software shows u.k. ball of vessels responding to a distress call 10 nautical miles from shore a rescue is on the way channel rescues mission is to monitor and document as much as they can seeing the proper procedures are followed that human rights are upheld . this is just one of a number of rescues taking place today among those on board women and very young children or u.k. border force has done what it's obliged to do under international law that brought these people to safety here to the fort of dover i counted 30 maybe 40 people crammed onto that border for special 2 dinghies that they used to make their journey attached to it they'll be processed here and then taken to a variety of forms of accommodation at the start of what could be a very lengthy asylum application process and while they are treated with care they
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aren't welcomed with open arms by a conservative government intent on tightening its immigration rules and discouraging asylum seekers. chills is an immigration lawyer who gives much of his time to channel rescue him sexually because he was how he said that if she wants to fix a broken immigration system well she was the one that's broken end here idea is. you know militarization and such totally change people's visual perception of poor people in military barracks that's militarize the border let's get trained let's talk about warships. that that's that's frightening and that's why the organization started this very very awful rhetoric is something that we don't want to subscribe to and we want to you. shows to people that there are human rights laws that exists the numbers over $8000.00 arriving by sea last year
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and said to be rising are still relatively small for a country the size of the u.k. but the fact that they come here whether as refugees or is economic migrants as a political dimension far larger than that joho al-jazeera on the channel coast. still ahead here on al-jazeera as the u.n. mounts 40 years since the 1st aids cases were identified we ask what lessons that happened to make homes for world battling 90. we look at why the survival of thousands of elephants is being threatened by an uppercut of farming and. the jacksonville jaguars. church. is one of the best u.s. college football is find out where they'll be starting their professional careers as you can see.
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there's some to talk about in the arabian peninsula weather wise 1st of all we have got rain but it's significant rain in yemen in the southwest of saudi there's rather more normal rain in the eastern side of turkey running across to the western side of the caspian and in between little sunshine is quite warm still event temps are above the average of course $41.00 in baghdad and in down in q 8 but it's probably down in yemen to some of the you notice things completely different the temperatures well below where it should be largely because of the persistence understanding the higher ground and the significant rain even on low ground i think we'll see some flooding down here and it's lasting for a couple of days is what we've got to sunday now on the still rain showing up well inland in yemen now everywhere else remains quite the temps come down a bit in baghdad this spreading of light show struck the iranian mountains otherwise sings just gradually return to what you might call seas new normal. we are watching the monsoon winds turn they always turn around the coast of africa voice to take the rain up towards india and when the 1st signs is what's happening
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in tanzania at the moment they don't show breeze which is fairly she would propose to produce rain in 10 states doing that is still a huge amount of it but it's doing it all the same more significant than just south of that is in the eastern cape and in southern mozambique. thank you. but from. a century ago they were called colonialists. 50 years ago and they were known as immigrants today they are citizens. in the light of france's 2021 contentious so-called separatism laws when you look back at the history of muslim immigration in france in a 3 part series. muslims of france episode one. on al-jazeera.
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al jazeera. and. we're going to watch al-jazeera remind of our top stories this hour and israel's prime minister has promised an investigation after at least $45.00 people were killed in a stampede at a religious festival that happened in mount meron where up 220-0000 ultra-orthodox
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jews had gathered. several indian states say they've already run out of coronavirus jobs a day before the country starts its vaccination drive for all i don't about 18 new infections across india have reached a new high with 386000 cases reported in the past 24. russia has added it jailed criminy critic collection of on these organizations to a list that involved terrorism and extremism the anti corruption foundation has been banned in the country earlier at novell news lawyer was detained for supposedly disclosing classified information. 40 years after the 1st aids cases were reported the un is warning that hiv epidemic to getting worse in many developing countries it says there were 1700000 new hiv infections in 2090 that is 3 times higher than the 2020 close. will target have less than half a 1000000 faces united nations secretary general and tony could terrorist says cave 1000 is not an excuse for missing aids targets but has certainly been
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a setback he's also blamed gender inequality in lack of care services for the increase but the u.n. is hopeful that ending aids is a public health threat by 2030 is still within reach he's calling for a $29000000000.00 of extra investment in low and middle income countries to help close the gap in resources for less pay now to one side or who's director of right calf it's a global public health provider at columbia university and she joins us by skype from mozambique where she's now conducting a large national survey i believe to measure the hiv epidemic in the country where for welcome to the program these figures are indeed troubling it seems like progress on h.l.v. is going backwards in reverse why do you think the numbers are so high. i think there are several reasons why and in a bizarre how i i think we can put our fingers on several one is that that we still are struggling with issues that are softened amental to the there is clear like you
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pull our edges for each of the why people don't get access to the services they need for each of the and that's ultimately about stigma and discrimination against each of you which it means very palpable in many parts of the world and that of course is intertwined with issues around inequality in gender particularly gender inequality was some regions of the world where women particularly in young women are at alarmingly high between each at the injection and then i think also another important factor is there the mac of sufficient resources to be able to build the programs that they do or city and programs that are needed to engage the populations and also to deliver both prevention as well as treatment. that brett right i guess on that a fair amount of resources and focus has been diverted to tackling the covert
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pandemic. i think we are facing a very difficult moment in history we are now facing that chastity and the consequences of her with 1001 of the same fan we have unfinished business we have not been able as of yet to end the epidemic so the timing of the kobe death endemic is has really been. it's been catastrophic in terms. of jeopardizing or potentially jeopardizing some of the gains that have been achieved in tackling the charity and with them in particular so i think what needs to happen is there needs to be every effort needs to be needed in order to maintain the gains that have been achieved in the response of the epidemic and the evidence they have been substantial while at the same time continuing the momentum moving forward so we can bring down the numbers of new cases and also bring down the numbers of best . well other lessons to be drawn from the fight against.
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there are many lessons to be learned and i would say some of them include that we've learned the hard way the importance of our having a leadership both at a national level as well as community level in terms of mobilizing that response against corbett and that's very very important we've also learned the importance of engaging communities and we learned from each of you as far as that's been one of the major lessons learned from the each of the response and we're now feeling it definitely in terms of how how do you how to engage communities in terms of response to cope with it whether it be expanding testing or expanding access and not big of vaccines we have a long way to go in terms of actually seeing the communities that need those could lead services right now that we have lessons from each of you as well on how the in each community is effectively what for as i say right now you're in recruiter in
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mozambique and there your conducting some research just briefly tell us about that and where you hope it will lead yes i'm in maputo mozambique and actually here. very critical my we going to find out more about that research we lost our connection with well for on force we will have to move on right turkey has entered its 1st 4 lockdown of the pandemic amid a surge in infections and deaths residents have been ordered to stay at home for 3 weeks except for essential needs to them costello sent us this update from istanbul . these 3 weeks are meant to be the strictest lockdown across turkey since the global pandemic hit the country last year this time they were all with a partial lockdown on weekends and in the evenings until morning but then why did the turkish government decide to head into full lockdown this time basically it's the surge in the number of the daily infections in the country in early april the
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number of daily infections were more than 65000 in mid april the number came down to 30000 however the figures are still worrying and these figures ranked turkey the 4th in the world and number one in europe in terms of the highest figures however there are challenges the spite the government claims that they are planning to bring down the daily infections down below $5000.00 at the end of these 3 weeks 1st the inflation is in double digits 2nd the turkish lira is sinking and no need to mention craftsmen who suffered the last sounds and the measures the most are in a tight financial corner and no need to mention despite an early kick in early january turkey if full behind its planned intercalation schedule but the good news from the health ministry is that the shortfall in vaccination will be overcome in
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the next 2 months with the new vaccines arriving to turkey so these asian countries are on high alert after a sharp increase in corona virus cases in cambodia and laos vietnam reported its 1st community outbreak in weeks on thursday in the philippines is extending curbs on people's movement in the miller region. the philippines is battling one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in asia the government has extended restrictions on movement in gatherings in the capital manila and 4 nearby provinces for another 2 weeks those hardest hit are the poor many have turned to community run food banks to feed their families. this community pantry is very important because this is a big help to us i'm lucky it's here and i'm very thankful ever since help started coming from here corona virus is making a resurgence elsewhere in southeast asia cambodia had one of the world's lowest
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number of infections in the 1st year of the pandemic. but it's now locked down its capital phnom penh a nearby town and the coastal town see one of those. neighboring vietnam reported its 1st community transmission in more than a month on thursday the new cases come ahead of a 4 day holiday weekend health authorities have warned against mass gatherings and ordered state agencies to tighten screening and contact tracing efforts. thailand recently added more measures including a ban on dining in restaurants in bangkok and making it compulsory to wear masks in public. mass vaccination campaigns in many of these countries have to. thailand and the philippines have so far vaccinated only around one and a half percent of the population that could be 19 crisis has exposed the urgent need for more resilient tell systems that can be sure and he interrupted i believe
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he actually ability and access to medicine and medical knowledge use earlier this year it seemed that many southeast asian countries had successfully contained covert 19 but the latest developments show just how difficult and unpredictable that battle can be florence italy. for problems hong kong pro-democracy activists including joshua wall have pleaded guilty to taking part in an illegal assembly to commemorate the 1991 square massacre please ban the annual vigil for the 1st time in 3 decades last year citing coronavirus restrictions for tens of thousands still turned up in what was a largely peaceful event well it's already behind bars for organizing other illegal rallies. you know says a large majority of female journalists experience harassment threats and abuse while doing their jobs it surveyed nearly a 1003 male journalists from 125 countries and found nearly 3 quarters of them had
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experienced online abuse 25 percent said they had been physically threatened you know asco says black indigenous jewish and arab female journalists experience both the highest rate of most of it impacts of online violence. our correspondent peter morgan is in sudan's capital khartoum and she says she regularly experiences online abuse and threats as a result of her reporting. when i covered the south sudan conflict in 20152016 as well as covering the great conflict by talking to refugees basically in both context rape and sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war and because i'm not in those areas when reporting on the report comes out i'm usually out of the areas which is affected by conflict the people who are basically attacking me online they don't have the capacity to attack me in person so i see an increase of of sexual violence threats of threats of some comments such as you know being
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a female you should know you would not know better if this was somebody else reporting and sometimes even with a certain type of i would say racial comments online racially charged comments online saying that because you're an african you would not know how to report this or probably english person or a westerner would know how to do better so there's these kinds of comments that you get that shakes your confidence and when you go back home you tend to reflect on the stories wondering if you could have done better if there was something different that you could have done to a story that would make ultimately reduce the amount of online abuse that we get and at the end of the day the stories out there and it's people stories that we tell and not everybody will be happy but still it does affect your self-confidence and self-esteem a south korean activist john balloons carrying half a 1000000 propaganda leaflets across the border to north korea the floods condemn the government can join. up to 3 years in prison for the move which is considered a criminal offense critics accuse soul of freedom of expression effort to improve
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targets with pyongyang abroad has more in this 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 harf 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
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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 korean government says after this latest launch it will be taking appropriate action. palestine's 1st parliamentary elections in 15 years to be in perspective they were due to be held next month but president mahmoud abbas has delayed the vote citing disputes with israel over voting in occupied east jerusalem it written reports from the occupied west bank. a day before the electoral campaign with a to start president mahmoud abbas put the palestinian elections on hold he's blaming israel for uncertainty whether people in occupied east jerusalem would be able to participate in the vote. once they say yes we will hold elections tomorrow as long as we're free to go to the polls will campaign and whoever wins wins this
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is a democracy we believe and. rival palestinian factions fattah had hamas had agreed in january to hold the 1st parliamentary and presidential elections in 15 years but differences so 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 tentative instead of israeli post office locations that means as i will move 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 i
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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 he doesn't see of us and i become if we are 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. a record number of 36 electoral lists have signed up for the elections while some say it shows how eager of palestinians our 1st change others say it threatens a bass's authority senior leaders have split from fatah means slate and plan to run separately. some of the key. and that it's who rejected it they have taken to the streets of ramallah to protest the buses this isn't 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. the factions would work towards forming a national unity government but that might not be enough to quell the anger in the streets. bank. we're getting reports that at least 20 people have been killed in an explosion in afghanistan the car bomb attack targeted the home of the former president of the state council of provinces south of the capital kabul 20 people killed in an explosion in afghanistan will that bring in more not just to get. now a community of mass i heard is in kenya 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 for work
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life tourism welcome where reports now from near the town of. thousands of years people have been herding livestock on the plains around mount kilimanjaro. and they've been teeming with wildlife for even longer. tourists come here to see it. in any guides 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 moved from place to another this is so that. one person. in the. 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
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a series of irregular decisions by the relevance of authority 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 it's not up to the farm manager jeremiah who's from this area owns some shares. right. which was a sinus agricultural land now these are not like you have a government. with the activity of other. people how to transform themselves from their tradition of life to modern life. danielle if somebody says the land here isn't idle you work for
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a conservation group he says thousands of tourism jobs depend on the wildlife and the survival of about 2000 allophones here depends on a code 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 it'll open the floodgates to many more it's interfering with the whole system because you know the community. might collapse their families in the wrong place because they are disconnected areas where you can do fine without interfering with the other land use and environmental tribunals killing of a to stop the farm. says its papers are in order and it's appealing the decision many of kenya's 13000000 herders a poorer than those living in farming communities towns and cities. says if they lose the last of their past years they'll lose everything. malcolm webb al-jazeera
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kenya. still ahead here on al-jazeera because ball coming up we'll find out what english premier league football is doing to fight back against online discrimination.
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lulu the or the old. that's of the sport of his for nick thank you so much all football clubs and players in the u.k. have started 4 day boycott of social media it's part of an effort to fight back against online abuse after football announced its plans last week other sports in the country including cricket rugby and tennis have joined in football's european
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and world governing bodies are also backing the boycott players want social media companies to do more to stop discriminatory abuse being sent or seeing a many of those involved have posted this message english football is coming together with other organizations and sports to boycott social media and demand change we are asking for a significant action to bring to an end the vile discriminatory abuse players and many others have to injure but we've been speaking to at least john of the english football association about the global support they campaign has received. it's not that we all say that social media has a mechanism in and of itself is bad what we are sighing is that there are not enough safety margin says not enough monitoring not enough in force men on social media platforms at the moment and that is why there is this horrible culture of the b.s. that is taking place day in day out without any consequences for many individuals all over the world you know the abuse isn't coming you know just from fans who are
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based in england what you will be abuses coming from across the globe for individuals some of him how much he no involvement or passionate following behind the school and not because you can stay home in a completely different part of the wild type whatever you want online and actually delete your account and face the consequences and go about your day and for all individuals who are receiving abuse in the victims be that a female players be that race is to be semitism homophobia or indeed any other type of discriminate. that stays with you beyond that moment and impacts you 5 many friends in the eyes around you and we cannot sit back and allow this to continue to happen and that's why for us as the english governing body and indeed as a collective of the sport more widely we really needed to use of voices today and call on others to support us so we are calling on fans other organizations to get behind us to join us in this hall and to make your voices heard because this online discriminates tribute must stop manchester united have taken
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a huge step towards the final of the league they fought back from 21 down to thrash italian side roma 62 in the semifinal 1st leg for no fernandes and sink avani scoring 2 and set up this goal for masing greenway united with a 4 goal advantage heading into the 2nd like. on the other semifinal is a lot closer villareal beat arsenal 21 in the 1st leg the spanish side are led by had coach and i am weary who was sacked by arsenal a year and a half ago of the premier league side will have home advantage in the 2nd like ahead of world athletics abco says doubts remain as to whether fans will be able to attend the tokyo olympics international fans have already been banned from going to the games which are due to start in july about look isn't being allowed to watch the next 2 legs of the torch relay due to the risk of coded $900.00 spreading cosas athletes have now adapted to competing in n.t.
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venues. given that there is still a question about whether there will be crowds in the tokyo. stadium but at least they have now got used to the concept of competing and competing at turning credibly high level because there's been no diminution in the quality of the performances but that they have now got psychologically used to competing without crowds. now soccer has advanced to the 2nd round of the madrid open the 2nd seed won an all japanese encounter with misaki doorway on friday osaka who has yet to reach any further than the quarter finals in madrid sealed a straight sets win 7562 took place carolina which. one of basque basketball's biggest stars is hoping injury doesn't de rail his season yes and he took on a blue twisted his ankle injury in his latest game from the walking box twice
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namely and these most valuable player he's aiming to lead his team to the finals for the 1st time since 1974. and college quarterback trevor lawrence has found out where he'll be playing football next season. the jacksonville jaguars select 2 other hands the. other 21 year old was the 1st overall pick at the n.f.l. draft the draft is for college players heading into the program and the team with the worst record from the previous season gets 1st choice the top 3 picks were all quarterbacks and that's not happened in $42.00 decades so i want to earn the respect of everyone around me team that's. not really explain my expecting for anyone to. want to come with their earth and the right to leave so that's that's what i'm going to do. with the work and what. ok and that is all your support for
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