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over the violence that broke out during protests against police brutality a year ago. a mission is underway to save the dogs trapped by lava on the canary islands. we will have the latest. ♪ welcome to world news america on pbs and around the globe. in brazil, a parliamentary inquiry has found that the president should face criminal charges over his handling of the pandemic, including the charge of crimes against humanity. he is fighting back, saying that the inquiry did nothing. brazil has the second-highest death toll in the world after the u.s.. reporter: despite his bd
predictions, covid-19 wreaked havoc in brazil. there is no normal for the hundreds of thousands of families who lost loved ones. denial at the top continued. today was the culmination of six months of hearings. the government was accused of underplaying the crisis. senators pointed to our report where hospitals collapsed as proof the situation was worse. ahead of the report, it does not mean that he has been let off.
600,000 deaths and accounting. while brazil buries the dead, crimes are still being under. but wiltshire bolsonaro -- jair bolsonaro? anchor: what is this report actually mean? >> report will go to a vote next week. once that vote is cast, federal prosecutors will decide not to recommend it. nothing is clear. we know that this inquiry has done that. will it cost him reelection? certainly a year is a long time
and brazilian politics. it will be hard to see what cost has. >> thank you. before this report called for him to face criminal charges, more than 60 u.s. lawmakers wrote to president biden addressing deep concern. lawmakers say it is important. it is attacks continue, many relations will be severely compromised. welcome to the program. you say the offer made to brazil
to join nato should be withdrawn. why do you think that would be effective? >> thank you for having me. we feel that for the administration to offer that up, it sends the wrong message. there is coern about the viabily of brazian democracy. it is a young democracy. we have seen what president who denies the validity of an election and perpetrates a big
lie, we can see what that does to shake the foundations of the mocker c. our institutions can withstand this shock that donald trump has put america through. we are concerned about brazil's ability to withstand the same type of attack that bolsonaro has put on the brazilian democracy. >> you are calling on president biden to do that. doesn't iis not priority for him that he is not done that yet? >> republicans in our senate are holding up appointees.
he is running behind in terms of having confirmed and bassett are's to countries that are so important to america'salues and interests. it is the largest economy in the western hemisphere. except for hours. largest in south america. it is an important country. our economic interests and environmental interests are all intertwined and interconnected. brazil is an importing country. i know president biden understands that. i feel it is a great thing that we will have a replacement for
the former ambassador who more of a friend then a professional representative of american interest in brazil. anchor: thank you so much for joining us. u.k. government will not be imsing a mask mandate, even though daily infection numbers are the highest in europe. they might rise to 100,000 a day. reporter: ambulances waiting to hand over patients at some hospitals. >> when you have the combination of covid pressures and the backlog, put all that together, that is why we need to do everything we can pressure.
reporter: they said some intervention will be required. >> when it comes to this, sooner is better than later. this pandemic is still raging. i would urge everyone to take personal responsibility right now. reporter: the government says it will introduce plan b if there is unsustainable pressure on the nhs. in northern ireland, face coverings remind -- remain a legal requirement. it is the same in wales. people are encouraged to work from home.
the health secretary warned cases could reach 100,000 a day. >> we are looking closely at the data. we will be staying vigilant. preparing for all possibilities. this can help us fight back against the virus. anchor: there are deals to secure new treatments for covid patients that could be approved soon. the strategy for now is to focus on the rollout of vaccines. the big unknown is ithat can happen fast enough to slow future spread of the virus. here he is getting a third dose.
his immune system has been compromised. >> i feel a lot more company going forward. the system has been made simpler for those eligible. anchor: turning toussia now, where president putin has ordered his country to stay-at-ho for a week with pay to try to bring the pandemic under control. this comes as deaths continue to rise. we have more from moscow. reporter: in russia, the numbers keep going up. health officials recorded a number of deaths in the last 24 hours. over 1000. the president has decided he has to do something to try to slow the spread of the virus.
he approved a workplace shutdown across the country for aut a week or so. basically businesses will close. those regions of russia where the cases are bad will be allowed to shutdown sooner and longer. the president called on russian vaccinated he said they will see dangerous consequences from the slow pace of vaccinations. many russians have simply ignored official calls to get the jabs. he actually referred to that reluctance. he said he says he does not understand it. our vaccines are reliable and effective. the problem is that vaccines practices and -- skepticism is widespread. so is mistrust. many people do not believe this.
many here pay no attention. anchor: here in the u.s., health offials have signed off on covid booster shots. the approved boosters. they say people should be able to get aifferent brand of vaccine than the one they originally received. this decision paves the way for millions of people in the u.s. to get additional doses. the death of george floyd in 2020's part protests against police brutality the world. nigeria saw the biggest demonstrations in a generation.
the army denied that anything ever happened. we have been investigating what really happened that night. reporter: is the moment the nigerian army openedire on protesters. the shooting was captioned on mobile phones and even live-streamed on instagram. the nigerian authorities still deny this ever happened. we have spoken to grieving families who are still looking for answers. his brother was among the protesters. >> i cannot find him any longer. reporter: anger against police brutality has been buildinfor years. their main target was a police unit. in october of last year, this
video showed officers shooting a man. the authorities deny this. within days, the biggest protest in a generation game. on the 20th of october, protesters defied a curfew announced by the authorities. the army was there. they frantically search the area and later hospitals. >> the camera was broken. >> he was never found. just like many other protesters. amnesty international estimates at least 12 beeper -- people were killed. the army was the first to cast
doubt on the events. it's said nine soldiers were ever at the scene. they blamed what happened on a third party. >> there were also hoodlums who sought to take advantage. >> the army has denied all further requests. it did not help that many people were too scared to speak up about what happened that night. we have seen the threats some have received. messages telling them to stay quiet. almost a year on, some people called the shooting fake news. there are still some people out there who doubt that the shooting take place. >> it is not fake. israel. -- it is real.
reporter: the actions of protesters actually change anything? in the past year, nationwide panels have been set up to investigate police brutality area some families have been given compensation. up until now, no one has been held accountable. anchor: you're watching bbc world news america. still to come, a report on the biggest ever study in the u.k. into extreme pregnancy sickness. more than half the women consider terminating the pregnancy. a bomb attack on a military bus in damascus has killed 16
people. we have more from beirut. reporter: this is right in the center of the city. this was a military bus carrying soldiers. details e still very limited. it would appear this was a planned attack. two explosive devices went off. they call this a terrorist attack. attacks like this are very rare in damascus. it is important for the regime to maintain damascus as a stronghold.
anchor: we tn to an important study on the u.k.. the biggest ever into extreme sickness during a conceit. >> i vomited up to 30 times a day. i could not keep anything down. i used to vomit just for my spit alone. that was my first pregnancy. that was in lockdown. reporter: extreme pregnancy sickness can overwhelm you. these women let us listen into their online support to. both of their lives were at risk. she terminated her pregnancy. >> the decision was i could not
leave my kids without a mom. >> i consider termination. i had bad anxiety and depression. >> he told me i needed to eat more. i was so tiny, my baby was struggling to grow properly. reporter: the new research shows the impact of extreme pregnancy sickness. 60% of women said they were bedridden most of the time needed extra support. more than half had considered a termination during their pregnancy. over a quarter of women sitting on the bladed suicide. we showed one of the reports on women. >> i had 60 admissions in the hospital over the course of nine months. women are really suffering. there is increasing amount of
evidence of this. we need to share it with patients to tell them h to look for more help. so they can feel empowered provide this. reporter: she kept a video diary of her traumatic pregnancy. >> i still cannot eat or drink. i am hungry. reporter: she now has a daughter. but she is forever changed. do you think you will have any more children? >> no. i can't be a mom if i have that. anchor: an important study in britain into extreme pregnancy sickness. last night we had a report on
the volcano that is a real thing in the canary islands. we heard about a plan to use a drone to save three dogs that were stranded by the lav now they are nowhere to be seen. reporter: all life has been caught in this eruption. trapped by lava. they are looking to the sky for rescue. here it is, the flying retriever. coming to lower them in. >> this is very good. we are positive. we are motivated. we have to try. reporter: this sort of rescue mission can only be considered because human life has been so protected here. that does not mean this eruption is without any risk.
scientific teams are busy monitoring every aspect. >> am starting my second year. i had no idea i would see a volcano. as a good experience for me. it is amazing. reporter: pulling off the staring dog rescue is not easy. they can't find them. this team is dedicated and determined. anchor: sculpture has gone up in new jersey facing manhattan.
it is a woman who once the city toever sleep to keep quiet. listen to the profound noise of the water. i can appreciate that. a good idea. thank you so much for watching bbc world news america. narrator: funding for this presentation of this program is provided by... narrator: financial services firm, raymond james. man: bdo. accountants and advisors. narrator: funding was also provided by, the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum kovler foundation; pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ ♪
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