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dynamic, an undergoing momentous scene. context india dixon. in that look at the people and politics of india. exploring how the coven 19 pandemic struck the nation. it's continuing impact and the lessons learned for the future. join me fade as those are for context, india anal casita. ah, a rare attack in damascus. bombs destroy a military bus killing at least 14 people. ah, hello, i'm fully back to boy. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up, russia house regional talks on afghanistan saying it recognizes taliban efforts to
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bring stability. rescue teams in india struggle to find survivors after days of floods across parts of the north and southern regions. bus on recall, reporting from the east coast agreement were underneath the glass. if you can see over the some extraordinary year of ice rome, we begin with syria where to bombs on an army bus have kid at least 14 people, the worst attack in the capital. in years several others were injured. a 3rd bomb was dismantled near by then a hodder hastily just a rare attack in the heart of the syrian capital. a military bus was the target. many were killed and injured. when, according to state media to explosive devices went off, the bus was at a transport point under the east bridge and damascus. these kind of attacks haven't
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happened in years, particularly since 2018 when government forces cleared the armed opposition strongholds around the cities, though there has been no claim of responsibility. but the syrian regime is facing threats on multiple fronts. i remind are all due the end of the self declared kenneth jerry and early 2019 by the joint forces of the us. and as the did not mean the end of the year, had this organization wish to pose the threats. and the thicker, the challenge, especially after the change of status of the islamic state, which is largely focused on the site attack. not long after the explosion syrian government troops heavily shell, the town in the northern province of ad lib civilians were killed or injured in re how many of them children who were on their way to school. the area is regularly targeted by government true, despite last year seems fire agreement. but when they shelling is being seen as
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retaliation to the damascus attack, much of northern syria is under rebel control. the country remains divided along front lines and millions remain displaced. and while some host countries are starting to promote their return, human rights groups are again warning. it is not safe in the absence of certain conditions. in a report, human rights watch said it interviewed 65 returning or family members. it documented $21.00 cases of arrest, an arbitrary detention, 13 cases of torture. 3 kidnappings, 5 extra judicial killings. 17 enforced disappearances. and one case of reported sexual violence. this includes people that had clearances, supposedly before they returned, they assurances that they would not be persecuted, a reconciliation agreement since they are called and no are given documents to say
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that they would not be hunted down. but in fact, that's exactly what happened to people visited the charlotte. such forces now controlled much of syria after military help from his allies, russia and iran helped tip the balance of power in his favor. but wednesday's explosion was a serious security breach. and it shows, once again, syria is still in crisis, then there shahita my one, campbell on is ahead of policy analysis at the ab center for research and policy studies. he says, this attack in damascus today is a major security breach for the syrian government. this is a reminder, i think that the war and syria has not ended yet. and that, that is still a long way actually to go and the need for moving a political process for war. indeed, i mean this is from the cycles, the regime. it's a major security breach specialty that, that vehicle which has been taught that actually is in the was it was that was
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attacked and does that mean gas station in damascus and a very, it's not a joke location. and it shows that the grip of 30 g, considering the security of the capital is not as a start and strong as, as it appears to be. but on the other hand, we see that the regime is trying to, to use it in order to put more pressure on the, on the opposition. it's likely that this attack quickly into the hands of the regime by using it as another evidence that he's facing for some sort of terrorism actions. and that he is trying to blame a position, particularly in it lip, for that, that attack in an attempt actually to frame the opposition in a way that would be legitimize it. and justify any sort of the action by your
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resume forces in this area. and that is why i believe the regime has immediately after the attack. stop actually to bombard opposition, the opposition stronghold in egypt. and also in syria. news outlets are reporting at least 5 people have been killed in an explosion outside homes. the blast reportedly happen at an ammunition warehouse on the road to hammer. it belongs to a russian backed militia. it's not clear if it was the result of an accident or was deliberately targeted in other world news, russia is hosting a regional conference aimed at addressing the economic and security crises in afghanistan. talks are underway in moscow with representatives from the taliban sitting down with regional powers including china, india, and pakistan in his opening remarks. russia's foreign minister outlined afghanistan's challenges that sir mika luis gucia, though, so his skill, the social, economic, and humanitarian problems, the new government and capital i've taken on show the current situation in
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afghanistan cannot be called stable. first of all, terrorist groups such as idle and al qaeda has to be stopped. they are again trying to raise their heads in all different parts of the country. she's on the drug trade for means of pressing problem in afghanistan. there is also growing concerned about the taliban ability to protect minorities, to a sheer masks were bombed by i sold in the space of a week have gone, his son was already struggling financially. but that's gotten much worse since the taliban take over in august. the i mer says economy could shrink by 30 percent, which would push millions more into poverty and speak to charlotte bellis was life for as in cobble. so charlotte, how important is this conference from the taliban perspective? what are they looking to get out of it? well, i think the, the predominant thing that they're really looking for as humanitarian a, that's what they need support with. i mean that they can all my situation here has been pretty dias since they took our val, with, with the bank funds frozen and limits on the amount of money you can take out. and
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it's just, it's really exacerbated a humanitarian crisis in the country. so they need all the help they can get from their partners, but they also want legitimacy and they want to be recognized the official government and, and that's been taken off the cards already in these talks by the russians and the telephone to put out a statement saying we believe we filled all conditions to be considered legitimate and be formally recognized as a government. they're also trying to put other nations and they and the neighbors minds at ease about the security situation in the country. they're saying me doing all they can to ensure that i've got to stand doesn't become a safe haven for court. terrorist like level mention b, i fill out kind of those groups. there's been multiple bombings by telephone and took over. so they really trying to reassure neighbors as part of this and rusher and the 9, not the countries that are in moscow are having these conversations with the taliban are really pressing the security issue. talk to us about russia's role in all this to us was invited at this conference, but it is not attending. is russia looking to fill the void left by the americans
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departure? russia is always going to be on the sidelines, diplomatically over the last few years. they've been holding kneeled, mixing talks here and there on the sidelines to the big kind of us gone the administration taliban talks. but now that the us to stick to the side, russia is certainly the kind of major force and bringing these type of countries together. and the u. s. usually is involved in diplomatic talks of this nature in this type of format. i mean, yesterday we still us special representatives. all may have said sit down from his role after 3 years. he's been replaced by and your invoice at home waste, but they say department, quite tight lips. why they not been. in fact, the course that they said was, we're just not in a position to take part this weeks are not really explaining why they partaking and russia saying this morning that, that is regrettable child is. thank you very much for that child ballast line for
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us in couple. earlier we spoke to fame sedan who's an afghan, unless he says russia is worried, insecurity enough, gone. his son will affect the wider region. they are doing their work. basically, the reichen hopkins from that we even change and i've done their elected graph 3 a, one of their mother had a visit that the russian also did right. i did re emergence of, i am the right of i dies are going to concern the russians will be got any over of radicalism, antenna written will be stabilized what we call the backyard of russia. and looking at the almost $25000000.00 muslims in russia in the russian ration this bill over the long term impact on the russian security. also,
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these are the concern that the ration from the, from the, from one it done. and they need to say god and also the russian need to make, endured with the in our to understand what is the agenda, what is the future course of the coming to power, how their relationship wouldn't be with the when and how we can use the time to find if i can be there, but i've been the shamrock, i have something on the car for the width of america, something that the russian are viewing it this week. more than a 100 people have died in widespread flooding and landslides in india and nepal, triggered by several days of heavy rainfall. most of the victims lived in india
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where the floods are affecting the face in the far north and south rescue operations are under way to save those stranded flood waters. have inundated farmland and swept away houses and bridges. al jazeera elizabeth ron hm has more from carola, which is one of the worst hit states. there is a small, bad news after a few days of respite from that heavy rain. the rain has started again in canada as projected we are in what was probably the worst affected village of cookie, called the one of the worst affected districts quoted in cadillac. and up until a few hours ago, before the rain started, the clean up operations going on. many of the homes here, the ones along the river have been destroyed, but the ones that are left standing, they up covered in mud and people were trying to still, you know, 3 days after to work for the slightest bit of time to clean up their home so that's the situation in k to love it. let me tell you what's happening in with nikon because that is very much an ongoing situation as well. another body has been
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recovered. it was to take the district to $90000.00. at least 47 people have lost their lives there. the state leaders said that it's going to take a very long time to recover from this to district. thousands of people to remain cut off off and lance live blocked roads. a lot of farm has lost their livestock for very worrying situation there as well. the still ahead on al jazeera more as strikes hit ethiopia is to grind region as the conflict. escalades putting civilians at risk haitian ganga that abducted us 10 canadian missionaries demand $17000000.00 for levies. ah, it's another beautiful sunny day of 35000 feet. the weather sponsored by cattle airways, boated world's best, a line of 2021. hi there,
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good to be with you. your weather story for asia pacific starts right now in japan, and we're still dealing with some heavy rain over a whole condo. we do have weather alerts in play for this area. flood advisory risk of land slides for southern sections of whole cargo just because of how much rain has been falling as of late over is a central areas of china through the east. we've got this batch of rain some heavier pockets along the pearl river valley. as well on thursday and that wet weather is diving down into northern and central sections of vietnam. we certainly don't need this. we've seen land sides toward the north and central areas here. more than $1300.00 homes destroyed southeast asia, still heavy concentration of rain over borneo western sides toward the north. is while jakarta, however, getting up to a height of $33.00 degrees after india right now in brain falling in all the wrong places. so toward the south, carola, once again brady into html, now do. and over the next 48 hours, we could pick up to $200.00 millimeters of rain. but it is almost like
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a switch that we've turned off that rain towards the north of india through bangladesh as well. but still have you falls toward the northeast and with time, just as scattering of showers for nepal, cap men to getting up to a height of 23 degrees on thursday. that's it. soon. the weather sponsored by cut our airways, voted world best airline of 2021. a small closed middle east and community whose history goes back nearly 3000 years. with a population under threat. when men out number women, 3 to one out as they are well meet, the men have decided to break with tradition and marry foreign women. samaritan weddings assigned to you delivered on out is era. ah
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ah, you're watching al jazeera alive from doha, a reminder of our top stories. at least 14 people have been killed in 2 explosions in the syrian capital ice, a worse attack in damascus in years. 2 bombs went off in an army bus and separately is being reported that 5 people have been killed in the bloss inside an ammunition depot in the homes, reach it. russia is hosting a conference on afghanistan with the taliban attending in moscow, as well as regional powers, including china, india, and pakistan. more than 80 people have died during days of flooding, affecting india, northern and southern states. schools in the state of which our conder working to save standard people, and in carola rain,
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has again started fall ethiopian now and as trikes have hit the capital of the northern to gray region for the 2nd time this week. the government says it was targeting facilities to make and repair weapons which are spokesman for the vital to gray and forces has denied at least 3 people were killed in strikes on mckelly. on monday, the conflict in the north has been going on for nearly a year now, and thousands have been killed. journalist samuel get there to says it's difficult to confirm details independently because of a communication blackout in the reach. from the images were able to watch but cannot verify. it seems to be a heavy target, and there will be many, many victims from this later strike that happened. then they took the government on monday, denied it, then they confirmed it. but the target this head is communication equipment to try to slow down the success that we've been watching left in terms of capturing tone
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of sight of to go into the horror and the party from the get go. the ciocca government has been clear in terms of pointing their fingers against the they've been saying that the government that has been stealing resources and using it or to perhaps provide support to their soldiers that support the face of the the t p. i left, they would say the opposite. so this is a conflict that will be in a challenging position to verify what's being said, because we have no access of the state of demonstrators in nigeria, i'm marking a year since at least 12 protestors were killed during ronnie's against police brutality, a stream of cars passed through a toll gate and laid off the center of the demonstration last year to say, soldiers and police open fi on the cars. they're both deny using live round activists say the government's pharmacies of reform have been hollow. 22
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palestinians have been arrested during scuffles, which is really forces in occupied east jerusalem. a 1000 and celebrated a religious holiday. and the 17 people were reportedly wounded. is there any forces moving on damascus gate in the old city for the 2nd day in a row was rooms were taking part in activities to celebrate the prophet muhammad birthday. the un security council is set to hold an emergency meeting on north korea day after pyongyang testified a ballistic missile from a submarine. it's the 1st under water test launch in 2 years. washington, sol and tokyo have condemned. it's katrina, you report somebody g his of the new ballistic missile, which north korea state media says were successfully fired from a submarine. at least one was launched on tuesday morning in the port city of saint paul of the country's east coast. pyongyang says the weapon has guidance technology, which could make it harder to track and intercept the advancement towards
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a submarine launch missile is actually a pretty big step. i mean, that the most obvious, think years north gray is tremendous. rain, right? and you could send some rain basically anywhere in the world as long as remains undetected, which is something of a challenge depending on the subs, agent, engine type. but i mean, as long as that means on the tech them, you could effectively launch from anywhere, both south korea and japan say the test was deeply regretable. he, the u. s. has condemned the launch and repeated course for a meeting with pyongyang. we call him ante pierre k, to refrain from further provocations and engage in said, stained and substantive dialogue and our commitment to the defense of the republic of korea and japan remains ironclad. ah, these launches also underscore the urgent need for dialogue and diplomacy. our offer remains to meet anywhere any time without preconditions will north korean leader kim duncan has accused the u. s. of hostility and says his country must defend itself against its enemies. kim young has conducted 8 miss al, test this year. some in breach of un sanctions. in september,
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it claim to float hypersonic missile. south korea is meanwhile building up its own defenses. on wednesday morning president, one giant spoke at the opening of a weapons fair in soul. come running to bring your v a strong. de 1st capacity is always aimed at any sure in peace from the republic of korea seeks to build a smart and a strong armed forces. hm. based on the state of the art technology on a will you sure a piece with the world us envoy soon kin is expected to travel to so the talks japanese and south korean officials. later this week, intelligence chiefs from the 3 countries met on tuesday, china north korea's closest ally and trading. honda was called for all parties to exercise restraint. not it stops with condemning the tests they doing has been accused of hindering you and report to plugins response to the sanctions. in early
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october, north korea reopened communications which sol for the 1st time in months one diane is pushing to formally and the korean war, which has technically been going on since the 1950s. and act he hopes will help bring pyongyang back to the negotiating table. katrina you out a 0 beating a u. s. congressional committee investigating january's assault on capitol hill has voted unanimously to move a contempt charge against steve bannon. he was a long time aid to form a present. donald trump, the committee says it was shocking. bannon refused to comply with subpoenas seeking documents and testimony. this phase away for a full vote by the house of representatives later this week. and that could lead to a criminal case. brazil's president could face homicide charges for his handling of the co. 19 pandemic. a senate report has apparently accused present j able to narrow off, purposely letting the virus spread in a fail beds for heard immunity be made public later. wednesday. a congressional
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panel is also said to recommend mass homicide charges. more than 600000 people have died in brazil. the 2nd highest death toll in the world mutation of the call, the 19 delta variant as being closely monitored in the u. k. as genetic sequence has been detected in a growing number of new infections. but as yet, there's no evidence to suggest had surprised more easily than the original delta which is already highly contagious. he came faction rates have been rising despite strong vaccination numbers. ation gang that kidnapped members of a us base christian missionary group is demanding $1000000.00 ransom for each person is 16 americans and one canadian were taken while returning to port au prince from an orphanage in the town of guarantee east of the haitian capital manner. rapidly for some puerto pirates, ah protests in hades, capital puerto prince. ah,
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demonstrators chanted liberation as they marched on the streets, just north of the city, calling for the release of christian missionaries. this brought us as we made for the americans, that they could not come to america because they can not them because of them we can do everything like they build their school abuse. so they do everything for now. right now, did you not get there with the kidnappers, or demanding $17000000.00 in exchange for 17 hostages, which include 5 children, the abduction of the aid workers, one of whom is canadian, is the largest of its kind in recent years. ah, we on tuesday, you are secretary of state antony, blinking, told reporters washington is doing everything it can. ah, we have in the administration. ah, been relentlessly focused on a, on this, including a sending a team to haiti from the state department in constant communication with the the
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haitian national police. the church of the missionaries ha, belong to as well as to the uh, the asian government. oh, following the assassination of haitian president of nell marines in july and then a devastating earthquake in august, crimes like kidnappings, extortion and violent attacks have intensified. more than $600.00 abductions were reported in the 1st 3 quarters of this year. though a joint effort by u. s. and haitian authorities continues issues like the worsening security situation. widespread fuel shortages, a lack of clear government leadership and growing social on rest, are proving to be major obstacles against efforts to free those kidnapped, manuel. rappel al jazeera, puerto prince hundreds of migrants as stranded in the western colombian town of ne coakley there, trying to get on boats to reach the border with panama. well, hike through the jungles of the dairy and gap towards the us. it's one of the most
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dangerous sorts in the world. panama only accepts 500 people the day, but more than a 1000 arriving in me coakley creating a huge bottleneck. and mostly from haiti at the arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. and at a local level that has brought in profound changes for communities that exists along the edge of greenland ice cap. as nic concrete force, many are struggling to adapt to the social and cultural transformation that kind of changes bring in. the village of color suck is remote wild and still in touch with the old ways. just 200 people live here even so it's one of the larger communities on the thinly populated, east coast of greenland. sled dogs set out the end of summer, eager for the winter snows, humpbacks blow just one of the well species that feast in these rich scenes here to a degree life still depends on the yield of the arctic waters. as it has done for
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thousands of years, uses at work still hunts and fishes for living. i hover 6 hawks, we brought to water, a returned with kitch 6. the fish, 6 hope 6 fish the reason. but things are changing on multiple fronts. after millennia of subsistence living benefits are in the middle of a social and cultural transformation as greenland seats its place, the wide world. and it's happening at precisely the moment. climate change is appending the environment. these empty houses tell a story of a population that's pretty much half in 20 years or so. and those that have gone have either moved to the nearest town of tatiana here on the east coast, or even further afield to the capital nook. on the other side of greenland, and for those that remain while they live in this warming world of ours. and it's a world that their ancestors would scarcely recognize mountain guide. matt spencer
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has lived among the knew it in color, took for 20 years, working with tourists. you've come for the adventure of the wild. you seen 1st hand how fast things have changed. i think the curse, the that the year and, and the rhythm of the seasons is so important to the people here in the sense that the ice forms and in early winter breaks in an early, early, june, usually. and then that's tied in with all the animals arriving there, the fish and seals and the whales. when all those patterns become gonna mess up. and, and i sent you that, that is the case with people that don't recognize the name of. and yet i think the realtor is, is huge challenge for people's way of life. everything is on an epic scale here with 30 meters under the glass here. think about was replicated under the glass yet . absolutely say anywhere the mouth is going on and that's a particular person the some of us as of as the all south. and even from the summit
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of the ice, gaffer over 3000 meters that, that melt happening in that water has to go somewhere here in the arctic, the old and the new. and now side by side. the future for both in these changing times is hall to discern what is certain is the wonder in the power of the natural world and the real and present danger created by upsetting its balance. that clark al jazeera, coolest look, greenland, and you can watch nick crafts for planet. i saw a special report from greenland at $2330.00 g m t on wednesday right here on out 0 . it's also available on our website at al jazeera dot com. i volcano on japan's main sat, an island of que shoe has erupted spewing ash more than 3 and a half kilometers into the sky bound a. so saudi routing, early on wednesday morning, if we no immediate recourse of casualties or major damage has been one month since the comparative year have. okay. now on the spanish island of la pama erupted,
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and scientists say there is no indication that it will stop any time soon. in that time, more than 1800 buildings have been destroyed, mostly houses. about 7000 people have had to leave their homes. the agricultural sector is among the industries hottest hits now bad hair days no longer exists in a small town in northern india that thanks to 2 brothers in the state of punjab who are turning heads with their barbershop. the pair can replicate the taj mahal or even michael jackson's face using their customers heads as canvasses. they're hoping to cut an opportunity to make their business international. ah ha, again, i'm fully battle with the headlines on al jazeera. at least 14 people have been killed in an explosion in serious capital. it's a worse attack in demand.


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