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we look back at the history of muslim immigration in france in a 3 part series. the sins of fronts episode one. on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. and. you're watching the news live from coming up in the next 60 minutes india sets another record of daily 19 infections 400 so with warnings it won't get any better for several weeks. and vaccinations there are now open to all adults but the rollout is going badly with so many people and not enough to go around. the final
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phase of a u.s. troop withdrawal from afghanistan is on the way but there are concerns more attacks by the taliban make the country unstable once again. and we look at how a coal mine in eastern ukraine has become a new kind of battleground of the conflict with russia. and in sports up to the longest absence of his career le bron james is back in action but his return from injury failed to inspire the l.a. lakers to a victory. we begin this news in india where once again more people have tested positive for cope with 19 in one single day than any other country since the start of the pandemic a staggering 400000 new cases in just 24 hours and starting from saturday it's expanding its vaccination drive to include all adults but it can't keep up with
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demand in some states there aren't enough jobs to go around even though india is one of the biggest producers in the world meanwhile over the past few weeks fires have been reported at hospitals caused by oxygen cylinders the latest swizz in an intensive care ward in the western state of gujarat at least 16 cope with 19 patients died and countries around the world are responding with aid to india but they're also imposing new travel bans the u.s. has become the latest country to put restrictions on most travelers from india only u.s. citizens and permanent residents will be allowed in starting on tuesday elizabeth urana has more on the expanded vaccination rollout from new delhi. we're outside one of just a handful of private hospitals in new delhi which are vaccination people between the ages of 18 and 45 a deli's leader like many other regional leaders around the country has said that they don't have enough vaccines to expand the vaccination program from saturday as
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planned the indian government announced a few weeks ago that from the 1st of may everyone over the age of 18 would be eligible but there just aren't enough doses the number just ration the 5 also doesn't take into consideration the hundreds of millions of indians who don't have smartphones who don't have computers with internet connections to register for a back seat now once in a few weeks ago in mumbai the financial capital home by was the worst affected 50 and it only has 20000 doses for people between the ages of 18 to 45 even though it has a population of more than 20000000 and a very young population like one. all of india and so the country which is the world's biggest taxi manufacturer which makes 60 percent of all the vaccines in the world doesn't have enough for its own people this is why the russian made sputnik b. is arriving in india on saturday the u.s. is sending hundreds of thousands of doses of the astra zeneca vaccine and also the
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raw materials needed for india to manufacture. ok let's bring in dr ask a man who is a mom he's a critical care specialist he joins us on skype from kolkata dr welcome to al-jazeera just give us a sense if you can give us a snapshot of what the situation is like today in your hospital. now in a situation where the loss to me. is going to worst than before now but ok this is our only increased their cases a day more reasons that i really value most and say we're falling oxygen saturation and guess who gets to. peroxide in a number of banks are. not robots mark enough to where can we get one of them so fortunately in our room today they have decided to act on another 10 i see where another 21 gender. on top of that
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a hospital has taken another turn which is very you know why. they have got it 45 of them bed ridden trucks are support from this room where we have been ravaging patients organ because there are no other way if you want to see a good bike and they are very precious so we really did we have increasing the number of beds but we are running short of breath and. we are monitoring for it from our endeavor commuter. level as part of the camp. can i just ask you what the medical authorities your bosses in the hospital or the local government authorities are doing right now to play catch up to get ahead of what's going on this afternoon's elysian catastrophe and i mean. look at the current kind of. now they're trying to situations there are certain
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certain agreed. to lock up. government local government here in your they have decided a quasi lockdown across the screen there or long as it's a fairly serious shopfront in order to earn what they're doing so all they want to start from are only the sense of service and the sincere shock you know so the number of problems on the roads are much less the result was against your back i don't know if there 'd was which was in fact needed much much. better than they were coming to realize that and so i if this could have been brought. back we could have. this sentence for 1st but clearly dr at a federal level in delhi the big talking point is what we do with the vaccination
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rollout how we get back to where we should have been seems to me listening to what you've just said over the past couple of minutes that talk of vaccination that's that's down the line for you and your colleagues because at the moment you're fighting a fire. up lighting a fire this is a war the kind of rank we have been looking at last 15 days it's like are we going to see how the war we were some extras to. come in than we are fighting and not skin or similar situation it's just similar. and the problem will wrecks a nation. and live in my mind the rex's insane does all of. that is linus some of them receive hero for providing the jabs at rex i think should be streamlined this should be one mclarty go
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a little distancing to restrict movement in rebounding getting sort of locked in bait who started having a few more to consume a lot of it was a recognition really strained a good moment huge number of patients were completely i could find it was that he seemed to actually not exceed it this started having symptoms that were 90 and 100 . 20 i was at him so i had this management of the crowd how do you not believe this serial this should be many mental problems in italy where this other boy is going to be massacred so just that put dr just to just to push you this apology is we've lost that line there to that doctor but we did have that conversation with him it was long enough of course to get a sense of how bad the situation there is in kolkata well several countries have sent help to india it's now received aid from its eastern neighbors thailand and
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singapore a thai air force plane flew in 15 oxygen concentrations singapore sent in liquid oxygen in cryogenic tankers. on the docket situation in india has prompted australia to take drastic measures the australian government says people arriving on its territory from india could face up to 5 years in prison or face heavy fines these new rules target australian residents and citizens who have been in india in the past 14 days the restrictions come into effect from monday is the 1st time australia has made it a criminal offense for its people to return home human rights watch has described the government's response as quote outrageous this is a very drastic action but it is designed to keep a strain safe it's temporary it's based on the medical advice and it will be reviewed on the 5th day in may. brazil has seen a record number of coronavirus deaths for the 2nd straight month as it struggles with a 2nd wave there april was its worst month of the pandemic with more than 82000 deaths
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activists say the government must do more to stop the spread monica has more. rio de janeiro's iconic copacabana beach covered with hundreds of body bags a tribute to the 400000 brazilians who watched their lives to cool that 19 nish galambos we cannot accept these dates quietly if we do we will be accomplices of the crimes committed by those who govern us that's why we stage this when this campaign. and blames president. for downplaying the virus and delaying the vaccine rollout. plan up on the media will people were dying and starving he was writing a jet ski and participating in anti democratic protests to shut down congress and the supreme court but he was only able to do this because he still has the support of the many brazilians. every hour the group held a symbolic funeral
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a reminder that the pandemic in brazil is spreading rapidly and is far from over vaccine shortages have put the knock elation campaign on hold in many cities like brazil health minister. made an appeal during a world health organization if we feel good on friday. feel good we're calling again on those who have vaccine surplus to share it with brazil a soon as possible so we can move forward broaden our vaccination campaign contain the pandemic at this critical time and avoid the proliferation of new variant result of the 2nd country in the world have reached the grim milestone of 400000 deaths by covert 19 but it's not the only country in the region facing difficulties in latin america as a whole is taking a turn for the worse the region accounts for more than one 3rd of coronavirus deaths in the world but only has 18th of the population. today most of the
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countries in the south and colony and their region are going to peak except on the major countries like pearl ecuador bolivia argentina uruguay and ayana are reporting a dramatic rise in infections and their health services are overwhelmed infections in colombia are also rising in hospitals in big cities like boat than in mytilene are running out of bed monica and nike of al-jazeera we have visionaire us . plenty more ahead here on the news for you including thousands of people are forced from their homes by a cross border battle between kyrgyzstan and to plus. a lack of funds is affecting the iraq museum to preserve manuscripts dating back to the 12th century. and in sport one of the world's top golfers gets by with the full help from a friend of ours here with that story in the.
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final phase of ending the u.s. war in afghanistan is now formally underway president joe biden had given orders to begin the troop withdrawal process no later than may the 1st about 3000 u.s. and 7000 nato troops to remain in the country they've agreed to be out of afghanistan by september the 11th marks 20 years since the attacks that triggered the invasion the withdrawal is part of a deal that follows years of peace talks in the cattery capital doha between the taliban the u.s. and afghan government there are concerns there could be more violence insurgents have carried several out several carried out several attacks on government forces and civilians in afghanistan most recently 24 people were killed and 120 wounded on friday when a car bomb exploded in logar province the truck was parked outside a building that offers free accommodation to people in need people who gathered to
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break their ramadan fast the government is blaming the taliban for the explosion it's one of the deadliest in recent months let's bring in phil of kabul 40 who joins us live from kabul how are people there reacting to this explosion. well you know peter this has been a devastating attack that has been sending shock waves all across afghanistan not only because it happened during the holy month of ramadan but also because it's the skits the scale of something that we have not seen here in quite a long time all the victims we're talking about civilians we're talking about high school students and we're talking about 6 people who were inside that hospital that was in the area where the car exploded and there were injured a lot of them were transferred here in kabul and that's one of the big problems of this war here that there are no front lines anything can happen at any time and it's happening during a moment that it's a very uncertain one and
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a very tense one for afghanistan as you mentioned foreign troops have started withdrawing from the country violence has been rising and there are concerns that there will be even more violence as today's may 1st it's the deadline that according to the doha deal u.s. and foreign forces were supposed to be out of the country the withdrawal will take several months and the taliban have said if they stay past my may 1st they will resume attacks so it's a sense of uncertainty that nobody knows what will happen and if it's any indication about the situation here several foreign embassies have instructed their citizens to leave the country on commercial planes as soon as possible and this has been happening publicly over twitter so you can imagine how all the millions of afghans that feel in this situation i've been speaking to some of them they're even thinking about taking the kids out of school because they're afraid afraid to have
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them be out in the streets some of them they want to buy some things for their house and they're postponing spending any money exactly because of this uncertainty and it's like afghanistan and kabul they've been crowded but there's very dark veil of uncertainty of darkness of fear about a. what the next 2 weeks and the next months will bring for this country peter thanks very much for the account for the reporting live the news from kabul let's bring in hamid hakimi he's the lead researcher on afghanistan at chatham house in london he joins us on skype from cambridge in the u.k. kimi how secure is this peace process. the peace process was never as it was. started and very last year between the trumpet ministration the taliban it was never sent there on a gun laws it was not about the afghan civilians and it's not surprising to me that things are unraveling unfortunately so badly. the peace process gave the taliban
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a lot of concessions it also allowed them to have a kind of. sort of a humanizing project where initially there were constant demonize those terrorists and everything else including by the united states suddenly they were out and this international arena doing talks what they what the americans so i think as far as the taliban of concern from their viewpoint the peace process for them has delivered a lot has given them concessions that they've been able to negotiate for things you know asked far as the afghan government is concerned it's been absolute devastating for them not least because they have remained unfortunately politically meant that they have their own fragmentations that haven't allowed them to come with a unified message a unified front which then in my view i think has also. contributed to president biden's decision to basically say they need to take and sort of pull out and then reevaluate like if the taliban at the peace talks here in katsav got so much of
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what they want to do why is there then this contradiction between what the taliban signals when it's at the peace talks the going through the peace process having full literally face to face conversations and what the taliban on the ground is doing in country. well that's sort of the taliban are concerned that i was there i'm not speaking for the taliban or anybody you know they have not had a contradiction they in fact they have been the only party in this conflict we have been consistently saying what they say from day one but came back pretty much from 2005 to the insurgency and you know which has been the withdrawal of all the nato led nato that u.s. troops and everybody else that's foreign troops and reestablishment of what they consider to be an islamic system you know they have been very consistent even under 12 of the representatives from kabul including recently and in moscow and other
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places now they're very consistent they say what they say publicly but also to their fighters and from their perspective they have also already declared this stage as a victory for the taliban struggle. but i think what they also understand and this was alluded to and in the speech by the taliban representative than last year is that they cannot run a pariah state out of a state that would be under sanctions they wouldn't want to be part of a system that is not internationally recognized and i think part of the all the chairs then the and the kind of rhetoric that you see in terms of engagement international sort of engagement that's to do with this recognition that they come out and be in isolation like they were in 1990 s. very briefly i mean to kenya last point how does the u.s. working presumably with the afghan government make sure that during the the withdrawal of u.s. forces there isn't a vacuum there into which the taliban inserts itself. well listen
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they need the taliban. and the vacuums in afghanistan to shift with each other all the time so as far as the u.s. is concerned my understanding is that as far as the taliban do not attack them while they're pulling out between now and september that's the main immediate concern of achievement they would like to have as far as the afghan government's concerned they think that if they can attack the taliban that this would actually forced him to come to some kind of negotiating table with them but unfortunately both back in the violence and everything else is all shifting around in a while as you ponder and just a little as well ok we'll leave it there jaime tuckey me thank you so much for joining us from cambridge in the u.k. . the long conflict between ukraine's army and russian backed separatists is putting pressure on those working near the frontline coal mines in the region of power of heavy industry for generations but now minus say the fighting is making their work more difficult charles stratford reports from in
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eastern ukraine. the 8 hour shift starts with a pos right to the mine before they hit one kilometer underground. coal miners in eastern ukraine were relatively well paid and well looked after when the country was part of the soviet union and since independence 30 years ago but that changed when fighting started between russian back separatists and the ukrainian army in 2014. it's very difficult living or working near the front line it's dangerous because shells could hit the mine and we could be trapped underground and everyone wants to exploit us the mine owners the police everyone all those who should defend us they tried to put their hands in our pockets and rob us instead. many of the men at these government own mind have received only 5 percent of their $600.00 a month salary since the start of the year. they blame corruption the conflict and
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slowing demand for resource that was the driving force of industry under the soviets and for at least a century before then. they turn on their head lamps and climb into the lives that will take them 900 meters underground much of the mines infrastructure is in a shocking state of neglect in disrepair and many of the mines have been damaged by the fighting in 2070 the government imposed an economic blockade on the russian backed separatists controlled territory then separatist leaders seized control of the mines at least 95 of the 150 in ukraine. the vast majority of ukraine's coal mines are in separatist controlled areas 'd the ukrainian government estimates that more than half of the coal mine by separatists is relabeled russian coal and transported out to markets in asia and europe and the ukrainian government
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calls this that. ukraine accuses russia of stealing and selling ukrainian coal in order to offset the estimated $3000000000.00 a year moscow spends supporting the separatist controlled territory push for one of the little with everything has been stolen that's the simple fact that this is us is belong to the state of ukraine by day our mind in extracted by those waiting for russia is outrageous. group of miners here from the dark after finishing their shift some of had to walk up to a kilometer along tumbles to the coal face. i've worked the mine for 32 years i'd like to quit but if i do i'll die of hunger there is no other work and the pension i receive isn't enough to live on the miners have threatened to go on strike demanding their sonorous and better working conditions we can't stop the war they say but we can demand our rights. skya eastern ukraine
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still to come here on the news out of a state of siege is declared in parts of the democratic republic of congo as violence grows between armed groups there. and the philippines baptism of fire as the nation commemorates a famous battle we look at how catholicism has shaped its past and its present. and in sports it's in the deep end for limping organizers as tokyo hosts a crucial test event. there's some very un seasonal weather going on in europe at the moment it's the clouds moving to the southwest the northeast along what is really a waving front a difference between types as alone this heavy rain in itself isn't necessarily unusually and ninety's quite high it's already run through the out doing that
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you're exactly on sunday this world is a proper what looks like a spring storm these things shouldn't exist or at least as heavy rain strong winds probably thunder as well millions in the hail damaging hail running up through poland that's left rather nice weather in his wake so the northern side of this temperature on the low side well below where they should be to the southeast till red to be good higher than they should be in places but that's about to change so as this thing runs north as it tucks enough cold air to give snow for a listen and then look at this in what way is that spring weather that is really an autumnal storm running through the british isles and the same time the heat in the bottom right time cole is affected turkey inside was in particular also greece is leaking away so in athens for example the temperature is 32 what changed and about 24 well time to get to wednesday the average being 22 so that unusual weather is going back to normal.
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in-depth news reports. to subscribe to you choose would slosh al-jazeera english. welcome back you're watching the al-jazeera news hour on piece of your top story so far today india has reported more than 400000 new coronavirus infections for the 1st time 3523 more people have died that's according to the latest official data all adults and are eligible to get the vaccine but several states of want to keep shortages. activists in brazil have staged a symbolic protest on a beach in rio de janeiro off to cope with 19 deaths the past 400000 brazil has seen a record number of deaths for a 2nd straight month as it struggles with
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a 2nd wave. the final phase of ending the u.s. war in afghanistan is now formally underway president joe biden more at the troop withdrawal to start no later than the 1st of may but $3000.00 u.s. and $7000.00 nato soldiers remaining in the country plan to leave in the coming few months. a ceasefire does appear to be holding between kyrgyzstan and to take his star after the heaviest fighting between the 2 countries in decades on thursday dozens of people were killed and more than 150 injured as a disputed border sort of carry out reports. the only thing one can hear is the sound of. empty streets. and locked up homes on a friday morning. less than 24 hours ago it was far from peaceful in the kirkus village of kiss well. cross border gunfire between kurdistan and its neighbor to storm on thursday forced more than 10000 people to evacuate their homes the the
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world has. already said i have 5 children i already moved. back and city then i came back to help our men defend our village will talk about i. a boardroom border dispute led to the heaviest fighting seen in use between the 2 countries just hours after a cease fire agreement each side has been the other for firing 1st off to g. kosong sold surveillance cameras or towards reserves but both claim as their right . in the governor of this region stated that the cameras from the water distribution center should be removed by the tajik side of the matter of his fall a city hasn't listened and that's what's caused the conflict so sad but to jiko songs security committee has accused curtis soldiers of opening fire 1st and its troops at the water distribution point on this far regard. for the song
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says at least 30 people were killed and more than 150 others injured she casualty numbers still unclear. sankyo gunshot wounds 11 people are in need betsy care but their condition is stable also in the eye come the shaky cease fire was resumed on friday after the courtesan president spoke on the phone they've agreed to meet next month in an attempt to resolve the long running border dispute. sought a height at al-jazeera. ok i just want to show you some live pictures coming to us from the shelter goal the apron the shelter go in paris what you're looking at right now is medical supplies and aid being loaded onto an aircraft which is imminently about to depart shell to go one assumes for new delhi although that's not been confirmed to us here at al-jazeera as of yet we'll try and nail that aspect of it for you. sending them shipping them not vaccines not the vaccination
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there is of course a sick irony in here given what's going on in india because india is the world's biggest producer of the vaccine they have poorest their own exporting of the vaccine roughly 12000000 people were slated to be vaccinated during the month of may that's now been paused because of a supply issue but that is taking medical oxygen manufacturing equipment to india where it's needed if you will with us at the top of the program you'll know that's one of the crucial things that they really really do need so urgently in india to try to get ahead of this massive break of coronavirus covered 19 up and down the length and breadth of the country well the expansion of india's vaccine program means about 600000000 people aged over 18 and eligible long queues are formed outside vaccine centers and millions of people have registered online for appointments but many people the country has the capacity to
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cover them even before the program was widened some areas were running out of vaccine doses vaccine production is being ramped up the experts have warned rather than being widened the vaccine program should be concentrated in hotspots vice some states are taking let's talk. to the chairman of the center of social medicine and community health narrow university he joins us from new delhi rajiv great to talk to you again here on al-jazeera how do you vaccinate a country of 1360000000 people. peter as we know the indian government took up prioritize ation strategy ridge focused exclusively on mortality criteria other than protecting health workers and frontline workers of course so based on that the priority criteria are 60 years
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plus and then for some some bit of a time 50 years passed with co-morbidities and then 45 years less so in business of 50 plus to 45 years plus expanding this age band men and vishal requirement of 2 $100.00 to $250000000.00 as you can read it seemed difficult at that time given the production capacity is and subsequently opening it up to 18 plus which is as of today actually means that the shortfall only becomes more accentuated which means that new productions have to kick in as well as the fact that india is now into direct import so while the task is enormous the supplies are not really so forthcoming at least as we speak why is it that we seem to be seeing a picture of almost complete chaos at some and i stress the word some vaccination
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centers i was chatting with a critical care doctor at the top of the program and he was saying look the people who we're getting now coming in they're testing positive for covert 19 they're getting it they're presenting with the symptoms 3 days after they went to the local vaccination center understandably they were told to come in and get vaccinated but he says he was claiming there's no social distancing there's no mask wearing there's no organization so the vaccination centers are becoming a petri dish for coronavirus. well i'm sure is observations are very valuable and must be a curate. though there are 2 systems one of booking the appointment on the air or working center the point particularly over the last maybe couple of weeks the stock lie has simply outstripped that demand and that's what they were
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looking picture over the past few weeks and i believe what he says is something which really is a more recent experience but is a very serious warning signal probably sessions that will be planned. from where you are give us your sense as to how local government and federal government is thinking about this because the indian government be it federally or locally local governments rather they have been told for months and months now this is going to be and i use the word advisedly hellish but whenever we hear from local government or indeed federal government do you get the feeling that there's a slightly fatalistic attitude instead of an attitude i guess would have to be an aggressive desire to get ahead of this to keep people alive. i presume we are talking about the clinical care rather than the vaccination
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program if you're talking about the clinical care it's quite apparent that a hospital systems and indeed criminon services have been equally or weren't particularly in some cities which have seen a very savage inexhaustible rays of cases one good example is daily cases astronomical increases over the past few weeks most possibly on account of multiple mutant forms that believe this is actually meant that despite increasing capacities to a certain extent in a band manner it completely failed to keep pace with the rate of increase and this is something which will also have to look out for even in predominantly rural districts in some of the most populous states of india certainly creasing and infrastructure in those areas is certainly much weaker and that would actually require a lot more concerted support from both federal and state governments. i'm not sure
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if you are in a position to unsign next question for another way i'm not sure if you're in a position to collate information from across the country but we're talking about 400000 infections per 24 hours the doctor we were talking to in kolkata was saying to me that it's going to get worse before it gets better could we apply that to the entire. sub continent to india as a self-contained sovereign state that the whole thing is going to get much worse and those figures are going to get a lot more bleak even compared to where they are today. well if you're talking of the region salvation as a whole it's very likely that the variants which are causing this this make him if i'm in the country and the reason why it is happening so is because these are far more transmissible than the previous variants are not because these
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are far more fatal but even far more transmissible they're producing cases at very rapid numbers which the health services are failing to cater to put it differently means that many preventable deaths are ending up in mortalities and it is likely that these various will also spread through through much of south asia we certainly see the early evidence of that in the bun their cases are rising we haven't yet seen in pakistan the u.k. variant leading to quite a big surge there and 3 longer also has now talked of identifying a new mutant in the last few days which if according to their initial understanding those if those understanding that correct would lead to an equally difficult wave. not just in sri lanka but potentially beyond rajeev it's always so worthwhile chatting to you about this compelling and totally and utterly depressing aspect of
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what's going on with kobe and coronavirus in your country really good to talk to you thank you very much raja scope for the talking to us on skype from your television. millions of people have been on the move in china to celebrate the may day holiday tourists are flocking to land well such as the great wall the transport ministry expects people to make 265000000 journeys by road train or boat over the next 5 days to return to pre pandemic levels but tourist sites are being warned to limit their visitor numbers. in many other countries the 1st of may is month by workers protest in some countries the virtual this year but in indonesia people have demonstrated against the jobs law the president signed the bill last november despite violent protests the government says the reforms will attract investment and help create employment but unions say it hurts workers rights and will lead to lower wages. people in the philippines are marking the 500th anniversary of
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a battle that changed an indigenous people's history for ever it was the start of the evangelical movement the move to christianity now the philippines has the 3rd largest catholic population anywhere in the world after brazil and mexico. reports now from cebu in the central philippines with the main celebrations are being held . a reenactment of what happened here 500 years ago in 1521 ferdinand magellan a portuguese explorer and his men docked on the shores of the subaru his intention to baptize local chiefs and her followers and to declare them subservient to spain the local chiefs bowed and were baptized but one of the rivals. refused. and there was a battle between his tribe and the new arrivals ferdinand magellan who was in the
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middle of an epic voyage to circumnavigate the globe was killed by one of poisoned arrows. to this day magellan's death remains a symbol of indigenous resistance will elapse is considered the 1st from the be no to have repelled european aggression. the battle was won even before the nation was born but it was the arrival of christianity that really changed people's way of life 500 years later more than 80 percent of full it be resuming catholics and the country is the last bastion of catholicism in asia christian faith has somehow strengthen we are a sleepy knows we are known globally as resilient people while the church teaches justice there is also that sense of compassion but remembering the arrival of christianity here can also be complicated that is because it is also tied up with painful realities of 300 years of spanish occupation many blame
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christianity and its influence for shaping policies that are too restrictive for example the philippines is the only country in the world where married couples cannot divorce and many also say the predominant catholic narrative has marginalized other religions in the country including islam. but catholic priests have also been at the forefront of the fight for justice and equality particularly against extrajudicial killings and other abuses of power we appropriate that christianity and made our own the faith of the people actually inspired them to be compassionate it's not really about people's faith per se that makes us non-progressive but it's really good leadership that spells the difference and the commemoration according to the government is not a celebration of its colonial past but rather an attempt to ignite
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a sense of nationalism that is relevant to the country's present realities. jamelle arlin duggan al-jazeera said province central philippines. the president of the democratic republic of congo has declared what he's calling a state of siege in 2 provinces is to control escalating violence between armed groups in the neural rich east this allows the military to take control in north kivu and it turi more than 300 people have been killed and more than 1500000 have been displaced since january. most of all as an analyst at the center for research on the congo kinshasa he doubts this latest military action will make a difference. as just clearly pointed out the military is going to take control of the region this is a pretty ludes to what i believe would be military operations in the area and it's worrisome because we have had military operations in the r.c. i mean this is not the 1st time we've had that for the past 2 decades me as
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a chorus of that in the conflict and they have been the largest u.n. prosy peacekeeping forces in the world in of the r.c. they have a $1200000000.00 budget and they about $20000.00 troops who are into the r.c. so hearing this that the siege taking place in may bring confidence to the population as this is it off in the right direction but the question that must be asked is how is this military action different from previous military actions we know we had military operations in the past such as a manual a oh a cheese piece now there was another one called $1.00 and $2.00 which is about the cleaning up of the rebel groups at the end of all these military operations congolese westville being killed and that brings us to petra comair at st in the in 2008 he's a former u.n. commanders say that the conflict in the congo beyond military pressure may put is
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actually a political problem until be addressed the political problem any military solution placed on the sea will not address the issue and i'm hoping that we'll get to that . u.s. president joe biden says he was left a mess at the u.s. border by his predecessor donald trump he says he's quote gotten control of the records crossings but he admits he has struggled to find many migrant children separated from their parents why did you castro has more now from la jolla in texas . this is a daily occurrence here on the texas mexico border hundreds of people have crossed the rio grande a river over night on rafts under the cover of darkness their short paddles across the water secured by payments of at least $2000.00 a head to the mexican cartels seeking to profit off of their desperation they've now turned themselves into u.s. border patrol agents so many have come that the agents have run out of buses to
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take them to the stations where they'll be processed they're tired they're frightened and they're wondering what will come next. we cross the river and then walk for 2 hours we saw the agents and turned ourselves in. we crossed on a raft it all went bad i was in mud up to my waist and i lost all our documents. the men and women who traveled without children will be expelled back to mexico under pandemic procedures some of the families will to whoever the mexican government is willing to take back and the children who traveled alone will be taken into u.s. detention necessary for their own safety the government argues. the iraq national museum is home to a precious collection of ancient manuscripts some dating back to the 12th century the museum officially reopened in 201512 years after it was closed following the u.s. led invasion but it still lacks funds to protect the treasures in its could have some of the faults and reports now from baghdad. the delicate process of restoring
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ancient manuscripts these technicians at the iraq national museum reconnect the loose pages of books that date back hundreds of years but the head of the department says his team lacks the tools needed for more advanced maintenance. than . the other we hope to get a lab that can support complicated and difficult procedures in some instances we postpone maintenance because we don't have specialized experience materials or quit meant to do our work there are more than 60000 manuscripts stored in iraq's national museum spanning literary religious and scientific texts making this one of the most extensive and important collections about our world and we're about to get rare access to the main vault. is in charge of these treasures she shows us one of the oldest dating back to $1229.00 it's one of the few books that
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survived the mongol invasion of baghdad in the late 13th century which saw the destruction of the vast libraries built up by the dun ruling dynasty the abba seeds that. this manuscript these professional maintenance it represents an important period for us baghdad during the episode time the museum's manuscript collection was largely spared in the widespread looting that followed the 2003 us led invasion of iraq mainly because it was moved to a different location indeed throughout the decades many of iraq's ancient artifacts have ended up in museums around the world arguably for safekeeping but mona believes iraq is now ready to take care of its own heritage. prefer to provide the environment to save our manuscripts inside the country we realize these manuscripts constitute soft power. utilizing the soft power will require funding
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for modernization the index is meant taint manually and only a fraction of the tax have been digitalized researchers can't access the museum's vault to see the engine text but must instead of visit the nearby manuscript house here they laborously search for available titles hand scribbled on index cards i then went through it throwing it there's no electronic and want to research it comes here with a manuscript title last time to search in these boxes or in the index book and these indices don't contain all the manuscripts it can then take weeks before they receive copies of the text which they must pay for but museum employees complain little of that money is invested back into the maintenance of the manuscript to preserve iraq's rich heritage seem awful to al-jazeera but that. still ahead here on the news hour for the sports news we'll hear from le bron james as he makes his
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much anticipated return to action with pharo going to come back. we tell the untold stories. we speak one of us to. be caught up alongside us. no matter where it takes us a pretty familiar feeling syria got on my own. and palin and pasha tell your story we are your voice your news your network al-jazeera. young women with a passion for space i used to dream about working at the our school company like nasa and after that a small step for science a giant leap for womankind in kurdistan you don't place it inside and at the scheduled time the south like to be sent into space women make science cut
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a stunt space school on al-jazeera. one who knew. the way the in. time for sports with far peter thank you so much what bron james has made his much anticipated return to action for the los angeles lakers james is back from the most serious injury of his career but admits he may never be 100 percent fit again and he richardson reports. i think with the basketball for the 1st time since march the 20th last century's like his fans got to see the team's star attraction doing what
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he does best jersey and i'm telling jury had forced james to miss the previous 20 games the longest absence of his nate 2 decade career in the n.b.a. for his rehab and treatment. and it was a lot more and then i slept. and that's over the last 6 weeks that's all i've been doing is have an urgency to get back and play. you know going back to 100 percent it's a possible that i ever get by 20 percent of my career but you know i feel comfortable when i knew i can get on the floor help my team when i just started over the product only james finished this outing against the sacramento kings with 16 points 8 rebounds and 7 assists but the lake is still slipped to defeat it's a 5th loss in 6 games for the reigning n.b.a. champions who struggled without same out in transition easy baskets the lakers by 6 but 6 time all star on dr drummond house recently joined that scene for that playoff push driver from over on. freezone injury layoff anthony davis is also back
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playing alongside james. what i hear from roger but look really good. you know missing shots at a couple turnovers but that's he's not just coming back off after being off it too much he's peace playing with new teammates you know what i mean so. you know but i thought overall he looks very good it's been a hell of a season obviously and you know everything it's all so rushed you know and you know you know it's a game every other day or so game you know back to backs and you can have as many 45 games in a week you know so. you know it's been it's it's been a long super quick season so. you know how much can we make out of these night games i'm not sure but time isn't on james's side and his effort to win. a 5th n.b.a. championship on the richardson. saying with the n.b.a. in the boston celtics jason tatum scored a career high 60 points to lead his team to win against the san antonio spurs tatum
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scored 21 points in the 4th quarter and 10 war in the extra period jaylen brown he finished with 16 points capped off the celtics win with this efforts boston winning $143.00 to $140.00. a crucial test ahead of the test event ahead of the tokyo olympics is underway despite many parts of japan officially being in a state of emergency due to covert 19 diving world cup has faced a series of delays and was originally meant to have taken place last year or than 200 athletes from 46 countries are competing at the olympic venue with no fans in attendance international athletes had to take copa test before they set off for japan with additional coronavirus testing upon their arrival in the country and those taking part can only leave their hotel rooms for meals training sessions and the competition itself australia pulled its team out of the event due to concerns
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over the rising infection rate in japan the world players association is a union for athletes and they say bringing a international competitors together in japan is a huge challenge. well the integrity of the olympics and have been dramatically impacted by but called igniting in into respects. the preparation is very very difficult for many our folks and of course that experience is not plain as. the the virus is impacting some countries in a devastating line where is our. country's alliance are to destroy us and lead new zealand and they not able to continue. to even some degree of normality but we also have to think about a competition format at the gangs there is a very real likelihood that athletes will test positive at the gangs a neck and actual track the integrity of the competition in tokyo professional
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sport did return to ply in 20202021 but they were substantial gracious my competition changeling even away from the direction of the gallons and flexibility in essential it's going to be extremely difficult if not impossible to have such flexibility within it to repair it out of the gangs and say they have the preventive measures in relation to other nights and i have to believe the highest possible standards. leicester city drop points in their pursuit of a place in the champions league major $11.00 with southampton that was despite southampton playing most of the game with 10 men after an early sending off a star 3rd in the premier league table with the top 4 qualifying for next season's top european competition. it's another point towards where we want to go before games let's say to the cup final so we're here for us it's it's
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a really exciting into the series of these next numbers that we. hear the this is it you look at it tonight this is not to disappoint because we haven't won the bigger picture we're going to fantastic position. there was hamilton will be aiming for his 100 pole position later this saturday the reigning world champion was quickest in the 2nd practice ahead of the portuguese ground 3 were saved his driver currently leads the championship standings after 2 races he's one point ahead of brad red soles mounts for stop it. and lydia cut co-produced a stunning shot the women's world championship in singapore the 2 time major champion finishing her round in style holing an eagle on the 18th green with a bit of help from her playing partners ball after 3 rounds the new zealander is tied for 5th overall on 10 under par. ok and that is all yours for now back to you peter thank you very much will have all the latest international world news for you
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from 11 g. i've got all of the news for you the teen g. one way or another one of us and see him soon. it's a very bleak picture for a lot of americans out there white supremacy impacts all of our life issues you're putting more money into the hands of someone 1st taking money out of the hands of other workers that will goes to their camp and becomes a us versus them this is the deal about constraining your nuclear program the bottom line the big questions on out is they are one half go through and half
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