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it's. going to. be a record. this is it every news live from berlin the end of an era nears and i've got to stop the u.s. is reportedly planning to withdraw all its troops from the country by september 11th we're garlics of the security situation what will this mean for i'm gonna stop and most importantly it's people also coming up the global vaccination drive suffers another setback us regulators recommend causing the use of the johnson and johnson
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shot after reports of rare blood clots the company says it's now also delaying its european rollout and that tiny little particles are making a very big noise in the world the physics milan's that make matter but scientists say what really matters is the way they could prove that the way they move could help explain the biggest event ever. on whale shark thank you so much for your company everyone well we began our broadcast with the plans by the united states that would draw all of its forces from afghanistan by september the 11th that will be the 20th anniversary of the $911.00 attacks on america on the pullout will take place will garlits of the
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security situation on the ground and there will be no conditions attached they will mark the end of a 20 year conflict for the us the longest. in its history. this has been a loner painful war. more than 2000 u.s. troops killed. and thousands more injured in almost 2 decades of fighting. the us campaign began after the $911.00 terror attacks on american soil in 2001 strikes were launched against the islamist group the taliban and the terrorist group al qaida which was based in afghanistan but it wasn't until 2011 that al qaeda is are some of been larger than the mastermind behind 911 was finally tracked down and killed.
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although most u.s. troops were withdrawn in 2014 successive presidents have been trying to find a way to leave afghanistan altogether. but it's hard the taliban is in control over much of the country. and women are already seeing many of their hard won rights rolled back. their almost weekly attacks on afghan forces and civilians alike. this is no peace. despite this donald trump promised all u.s. forces would be out by may the 1st this year. president biden also wants troops home but in coordination with nato allies we still have thousands of personnel there. wired ministration strongly supports the diplomatic prague process is
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underway and to bring an end to this war that is closing out 20 years. although he won't meet trumps may deadline september is the new date. a month that will mark 20 years of a costly war with little victory to tool called. a new deadline a poignant day to stick a closer look now with the early lity fi agent list in kabul afghanistan and it was terry schultz who is in brussels covering nato h.q. i want to give you the 1st word ali not exactly a surprise this is a decision given that previous u.s. administrations also set deadlines to pull out troops still how has the leadership in afghanistan reacted to this. so we just saw a statement come from dr abdullah abdullah who is the head of the national
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reconciliation body and he said that the taleban shouldn't think that just because the u.s. and foreign forces are leaving that they can come easily or that the state will collapse or that this will be that and but in terms of the people the biggest fear and the biggest cause of concern is the fact that this withdrawal is without conditions. if you look at previous statements by the u.s. including a letter sent by secretary blinken about a month ago to the one government they had referred to things like a reduction in violence a cease fire things like that none of that is present in terms of the current rhetoric and we'll see if joe biden actually brings that up tonight because that's really what's most worrying for people is they haven't actually seen the situation in terms of violence get any better and yet the u.s. is saying you know we're going to leave no matter what. right now so obviously the security situation as you are reporting it is still very precarious a terry defense secretary lloyd austin and secretary of state anthony blinken are
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in brussels meeting with nato allies mr blinken earlier essentially said mission accomplished we've reached our goals i mean how will this decision impact coalition forces in afghanistan. yes the u.s. forces are now only about a quarter of the 10000 international troops in afghanistan but the thing is they possess all the best capabilities necessary essential capabilities for the rest of the more than 30 nations who are there alongside u.s. troops so basically even if some countries wanted to stay they couldn't they would not be able to operate safely for for their own efficacy and their own protection without the u.s. capabilities and so when president trump former president made this deal with the taliban which was conditional on several things at that point he also said that nato troops would leave because everyone acknowledges they want to have the choice
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to stay even if they wanted to i'm not hearing that they would want to later frankly i spoke to some sources and they said we're tired too you know we may disagree on what we've accomplished there but we're ready to go more what does that mean for the people in afghanistan ali because for months now there have been peace talks peace conferences with the taliban if it's game over in our century what is the incentive for the taliban to continue engaging in peace talks. this is exactly the question that the afghan people are asking you know if there are no conditions if there is nothing that joe biden says tonight about a cease fire or about a reduction in violence why wouldn't the taliban just wait until september 12th to begin you know a very hardcore offensive and try to retake the country this is the biggest fear for the people because what they've seen is that since these talks began and you know the situation hasn't gotten any better in fact the u.n. put out a report today saying that the number of civilian casualties has actually increased in this last quarter to 2021 compared to the same period last year so this is
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really the fear among the people is that ok you can leave you know we were expecting you to leave at some point but are you going to do that responsibly and are you going to make sure that we're not all killed as soon as you do so that is a very heavy a responsibility there terry 2 months ago nato said john solomon burke said no premature were draw does this one draw essentially now mean an admission that i've got a stance problems are just too big to solve. that's not certainly a conclusion i would make but that's been the line all along that they will leave when the time is right the only thing that's changed lately is they they've decided now is the time i was very surprised as someone who's covered this war a long time since its beginning in fact to hear them suddenly drop all the conditions and the taliban has come out and already said that well if if you're not
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meeting the may 1st deadline that you had with us we're not coming to talks so one of those conditions up until now was that there were robust peace talks with participation by the taliban the fact that that may not even be underway by the time the u.s. pulls out is really surprising for a lot of people who can watch this process and even have some hope for this process i only want to give you the final word i mean if you look ahead for us for just a moment i'm gonna start after america leads is there a prospect for enter. peace. that really comes down to the government and the taliban both sides have to feel that there is an incentive to them to come to peace talks and to begin to speak to one another obviously the taliban have said you know that until all foreign troops are out they have no interest in any kind of talks about the future of honest on and now it's really a test of the government going forward they have the next 4 months to prove that
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they can make the situation here better in terms of rights in terms of. security in terms of economy and to really comfort people and say that even without our foreign backers without all of their money without all of their military support we can try and undo some of the wrongs of the last 20 years and we can try and assure you that your life will go on so right now the onus is really on the government to prove that you know. the world will not collapse on september 12th and on the toll of on to say that ok we say that whenever all of the troops leave we will actually begin these negotiations for them to actually go ahead and follow through with that ever to fear reporting from kabul afghanistan and teri schultz in brussels thank you both for your coverage. let's take a look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. at least 20 children were killed in a fire at a primary school in the western african state of me sure numerous other children
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were injured most of them were still attending preschool a fire destroyed several classrooms and blocked exits its cause is still unknown authorities have launched an investigation. south korea has condemned neighboring japan's plan to release a treated radioactive water from the fukushima nuclear plant in 2 years time also has asked officials to explore possible international litigation against japan but tokyo says disposing of the water into the pacific ocean is safe and essential in order to decommission fukushima. the white minneapolis a police officer who shot dead a black a motorist has resigned along with the police chief down to a right to a shot after he was arrested during a traffic stop protesters took to the streets for the 3rd night in a row despite a curfew. the rollout of the johnson and johnson vaccine has been paused
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in the u.s. europe and south africa after reports of rare blood clotting and a very small number of people have authority say they were halting the use of the shot while they investigate the cases and that they were doing this out of an abundance of caution they astra zeneca job was also recently temporarily suspended in some countries after being linked to rare blood clots. authorities are calling it a short pause the u.s. is johnson and johnson vaccine has hit the same stumbling block as the u.k.'s astra zeneca job did last month a likely link to a rare and deadly blood clot use of johnson and johnson's janson vaccine has now been halted across the u.s. with health authorities investigating 6 incidents of clotting in younger women one of them fatal. the u.s. developed vaccine uses an adenovirus to trigger immunity the same mechanism as the astra zeneca vaccine janson accounts for roughly 5 percent of vaccines delivered so
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far in the u.s. . so i had a j. and j. that's an appointment today and. i saw the news about it getting kind of revoked so i called and i asked and they said you can get the pfizer vaccine instead of my wife just had to take that and that seemed like days ago and so you know i'm just hoping that i would not think that it's going to happen you know you know anybody that legit. this is a setback to europe to johnson and johnson announced it will delay its rollout on the continent the company had already started processing an order from the e.u. of 200000000 doses. magical i imagine there will be repercussions as we're waiting for millions of doses but this means the controls are working if we need to be cautious we need to be cautious i mean but yes it wouldn't get better. the janssen job has been partially rolled out in
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africa where a majority of countries don't have enough vaccines even for their own health care workers the african union signed a deal for 220000000 doses this year but u.s. authorities remain hopeful they're saying it could only be a matter of days before the rollout resumes. and as we've heard just been hearing the suspension of the johnson and johnson shot has out another huge blow to south africa's vaccination rollout in february the country already stopped the use of the astra zeneca vaccine after it showed low efficiency against an aggressive local virus various biotech pfizer jobs will only arrive next month and experts have warned of a looming 3rd wave while the situation in hospitals is already spiraling out of control for patients and for health workers and our next report we need a doctor who had enough of what she says are just unsafe working conditions. doctors so little was said from but is wary of vaccines 9 years ago when she was 21
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she became ill with tuberculosis despite having been inoculated against it. before coronavirus vaccines reached south africa she resigned from her post in a public hospital because she didn't feel safe anymore. kids senses are still smack scenes reached south africa she resigned from her post in a public hospital because she didn't feel safe anymore. how his senses are still as curious as they were when i checked it. takes a top you know which i feel is a huge problem the chief it shows that after all these years you know the odds of how to sum up. a former colleague made this video of civil here she is wearing full personal protective equipment but she says that in the hospital where she worked it was either not available or inadequate sits on the worked in intensive care and as a midwife she's been at home since she left at the end of the year even though she
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feels guilty about leaving she believes she did the right thing. medical staff are badly needed but her life has to come 1st. hundreds of doctors and nurses in south africa have already died from cope with 9.

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