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♪ >> this is al jazeera. ♪ anchor: welcome to the newshour from london. in the next 60 minutes, isil in afghanistan says it carried out a suicide bombing. it killed at least 60 people. this is the united nations has weeks to act to stop a
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humanitarian catastrophe that could see at least a million children die from severe now -- mounted russian. -- malnutrition. five people are shot dead as refugees and migrant escape from a detention center in libya a - >> the battle is worki -- worth it. the sacrifice is worth it. anchor: two journalists when the nobel peace prize for fighting for freedom of expression in the philippines in russia. correspondent: i have all the days including lewis hamilton sent a lab record in his temple as he dominates practice ahead of the turkish grand prix. ♪ anchor: welcome to the newshour. our top story. 60 people have been killed in
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more than afghanistan. in the deadliest attack since forces pulled out of the country at the end of august. the suicide bomber targeted a mosque in kundus close to the border with tajikistan. hundreds of people were injured in the attack. iso in afghanistan, which poses a threat to the taliban, has claimed responsibility. correspondent: these are the moments after a bomb blast tore through a mosque packed with more per -- worshipers. security officials say a suicide bomber managed to get inside before blowing himself up, killing and injuring people. isil in afghanistan has claimed responsibility. the mosque is in the town of hamabad in kundis, home to many members of shieh -- shia.
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>> it was around 1:40 p.m. the muslims gathered in the mosque for prayers and i heard the explosion. i was nearby and what i saw was like the end of the world. why is this happening to muslims? which religion should we adopt where there is nothing like this and killing muslims is forgetting -- forbidden? i cannot tell me how many --tell you how many dead bodies i have sifted through. there is no ambulance. may god have mercy. correspondent: it is one of the worst isil attacks since the taliban takeover. as foreign forces left in late august, -- group claimed as possibility -- responsibility for the suicide bombing at cabell airport. 100 83 people were killed including 13 u.s. soldiers. isil said it was behind a series of attacks targeting the taliban
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in jalalabad in kabul. the taliban launched a crackdown and arrested dozens of iso fighters to the cities. taliban officials are determined to eradicate their rivals. violence has increased over the last few days. the taliban's next move is going to be closely monitored by the afghan people and the international community. the united states is expecting the taliban to deliver a promise made in the 2021 doha agreement to prevent isil from building a base in afghanistan. the blast underscores the growing challenges the taliban faces since it took over the country in august. the taliban prides itself on providing a secure and stable environment but the attacks in jalalabad, kabul, and this one will increase in societies among task anxieties among the afghan people.
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anchor: let's make to the chair of the has our committee in the u.k. joining me from birmingham in the u.k.. the shieh has art make up 20% of the population in afghanistan and have suffered the headings and oppression. is the threat to this part of society increasing now? absolutely. this is another example of the can situation -- continuation of attacks against the community. they are all the same because in the past 20 years, both organizations have continuously targeted the has rs in mosque -- hazaras and mosques and educational institution and weddings. the taliban are displacing femoral -- families from afghanistan so it is an act of genocide against the hazaras community. anchor: you say for the has are a, they view everyone as the sane -- same.
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we have heard taliban leaders assure them they have changed and they say they want to be a government that will lead all of afghanistan. what is the reaction to these reassurances? correspondent: the taliban have not changed since the 90's and the 90's is a good example of how the taliban treated the hazara. the genocide were in august 1998 gate -- they killed 10,000 hazara. the fact that they are displacing thousands of families is another example of how they have not changed their perspective and treatment of the hazara in afghanistan. anchor: have you talked with members of the hazara community in afghanistan over the last few weeks given developments in the country? correspondent: yes. we are in constant contact with the community in afghanistan. we have spoken to some of the
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victims today. some of the pictures we have been receiving are heartbreaking to see. we are receiving reports from those who have been displaced and they are camping. they're in very cold, harsh conditions and the situation in hazara in afghanistan is deteriorating and the community are feeling for a very bleak future in afghanistan. anchor: thank you very much for joining us from birmingham. in other developments, a million children in afghanistan are at rest of dying from severe not -- malnutrition if they do not get urgent treatment. u.n. children's fund unicef says the international community has weeks to act to prevent a catastrophe. they warn viewers they find the images disturbing.
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correspondent: this mother has found out her one-year-old is very sick. >> what happened to the baby? >> [indiscernible] correspondent: born prematurely, doctors have seen the babies organs from brain and legs have underdeveloped. he weighs under seven grams -- 700 grams. >> that baby must be more than 2500. he is 1500. you must put him in incubation. correspondent: with malnutrition increasing from afghanistan, more pre-more torque -- premature babies are being born in kabul. hunger is rising and half of the children in the country are at risk for acute mount nutrition. the crisis is exacerbated by the
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withdrawal of support for people here since the taliban took over. some doctors say it is a form of collective punishment. this intensive care ward had the capacity for 10 children but has to accommodate 30. >> many are not working together. dying children is increasing. [indiscernible] it is lifesaving. patients are increasing but we have nothing. this is -- >> [indiscernible] >> children that are malnourished. correspondent: the winter will make matters worse for millions of afghans who are not able to feed their families. the u.s. says it will try to get help from international donors. >> we have seen a number of children that are sick and
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malnourished. equipments that are failing or old. supplies that are limited. the health system is about to collapse. we have weeks, not months or years. we will have a humanitarian catastrophe. there are millions of people that are going to starve but there is winter coming. food shortages. medical shortages. are you short there is few shortage -- fuel shortage. the country will collapse if they do not get help immediately. correspondent: the efforts have paid off. the baby is alive. >> next time in the future, the prediction about the baby. [indiscernible] correspondent: millions of afghan children face a similar
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life-threatening future and are desperate for help. al jazeera, kabul. anchor: top taliban delegates have arrived in doha for talks with officials. delegation includes afghan foreign minister plans to meet with representative's of other countries. those representatives include a team from the united states -- according to reuters. to libya, five people have been shot dead at an immigration detention center in the country. many have also escaped. a video posted online shows those who have broken out running at the capitol. refugees and migrants were arrested and cracked on by authorities. the u.n. says overcrowding led to the chaos with people sneaking out in the open and different security forces present on the street. more from tripoli. correspondent: we met with the chief on wednesday at the libya
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mission and he told us there used to be a voluntary repatriation program for those that were in detention centers. it was suspended by libyan authorities. the pictures and videos we saw earlier today, people running the streets of tripoli and causing chaos. we spoke to an official in the administrative interior earlier who confirmed that people left the center. when we asked him if it was an escape, what happened, he was careful not to answer. he would not say if it was a release or an escape. i think we might see libyan authorities in the next day or two tse -- say they release these people due to lack of resources to cover up the situation. migrants and refugees are people that are leaving poverty and war in their countries of origin.
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some come to find work and to try to provide for their families back home. libya has been a transit hub for african migrants trying to reach europe others try to make the dangerous trip across the mediterranean sea. anchor: you're watching the news hour live from london. much more ahead on this program. 187 hostages rescued from nigeria, held by armed bandits for weeks. the nobel committee recognizes investigative journalists. russia has more independent media to its foreign agent list. a fire breaks out. one of europe's top football teams. ♪ anchor: the nobel peace prize has been awarded to journalists from the philippines and russia
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who braved the wrath of their presidents to expose corruption and misrule. maria and demetri were declared joint winners in their fight to defend freedom of expression. reporting from oslo. correspondent: recognition for to journalists from countries where investigative reporting is always difficult and sometimes deadly. >> ms. ressa and mr. muratov are receiving the peace prize for their fight for freedom of expression in the philippines and russia. correspondent: maria ressa with her platform is investigating president's violent antidrug campaign. as editor in chief of the newspaper, there are many aspects of russian politics, corruption, and crime dmitri has
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not looked into. over the years, six colleagues have been murdered for the work and he honored them. this award is for -- are falling colleagues who gave their i've -- lives for the profession. i'm not the right beneficiary. >> the rules are very clear. correspondent: maria ressa told al jazeera of her worries for journalism in the age of social media. maria: when news organizations lost their gatekeeping powers to technology platforms, those platforms abdicated responsibility for the public sphere. that has made facts debatable because the data, facts and lies, are treated equally in the algorithms are a distributor of news. facebook favors lies mixed with
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anger and hate. that spreads faster than facts. correspondent: for some who watched the priest prize -- peace prize closely, this is a welcome decision. >> is well-deserved and it is to candidates that both have done exceptional work in their countries. this is a prize that speaks to the larger issue of press freedom and fake news. correspondent: welcome news for those hoping to see more women in a war that seldom come the right -- gain an award that seldom come the right. since the nobel prize was founded in the 19th century, there have only been 17 individual female winners for the peace prize. maria ressa is the 18, a small step toward correcting a gender imbalance. i asked -- why there are so few. >> we have always paid attention.
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both in a time where there was a much worse gender equality situation and today. naturally, it is difficult --being a woman. correspondent: the nobel committee made a statement in selecting them which says freedom of information and expression matter to democracy and peace, so they matter to billions of us. al jazeera, oslo. anchor: we can speak to -- i yemen eight human rights activist who won the nobel peace prize in 2011. as a recipient of the prize, can i ask about the difference this has made to your work? guest: i want to congratulate you and every woman and every man in the planet, maria, who depend on human rights and who
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depends on rights. [indiscernible] it is a real victory for the free press and freedom of expression. winning this prize is a good privilege and a terrific international writing nation -- recognition from the committee and every organization, everyone on the planet who shares in human justice and rights inequality, to be better along the road. [indiscernible]
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i am sure you will do the same thing for maria and dmitri. anchor: speaking of dmitri, we see freedom of speech in russia is under increasing pressure, similarly in the case of maria in the philippines. they have been charged with multiple crimes including tax evasion and fraud. in your opinion, is there a risk that winning this prize could put one's security more at risk or does it offer some kind of protection? guest: look at when you talk about human rights. the risk before winning this so they don't care about it before --after winning nobel peace prize. they did great work and i hope this will get the more responsibility and yes, it will
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be some kind of protection because it isn't international recognition -- is an international reg -- recognition. [indiscernible] they have the international platform. they are now well-known and we are proud of them. they will have a lot of challenges. [indiscernible] yesterday was the tan anniversary --10th anniversary of my winning the nobel peace prize. [indiscernible]
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this is a great recognition and opportunity. we have big challenges with the international community. they align against us. [indiscernible] we are alone and depending on human rights and women's rights. now you see how the international community, aligning with our leaders for example, how they receive -- those --
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[indiscernible] we are alone unfortunately but i think with maria and dmitri and people like them come up we will be one hand facing this regime, facing the silence of the world, you know. all thsi hatred and wars. we should be one voice and we will continue our struggle. we will not give up. give up before winning without
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any kind of protection. i am only saying i'm so proud -- [indiscernible] i think they will continue. we have a very big responsibility and an opportunity to continue serving with the world. we will do that. thank you. thanks to nobel prize community for their recognition. we have a really big challenge to be sided with their values. anchor: from what you say, it is not about winning the prize. it is important to the international community to really support those recipients of the prize. thank you very much. i appreciate it. guest: thank you so much.
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anchor: the human rights office says it fears myanmar's military is targeting the resistance movements that opposed the february 2. there has been a buildup of troops and internet shutdowns. the country has been wracked by unrest since the elected government was ousted. more serious combat and rural areas close to the northwestern border. correspondent: there have been reports of mass arrests as well as torture and reeducation's -- executions. clearance operations have involved artillery barrages in airstrikes against militants. the internet shutdowns have meant millions of people have lost the means to communicate with each other and to obtain information necessary for their survival. this is an information blackout over potential abuses. anchor: nigerian security forces say at least 180 seven hostages being held by armed bandits in
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the north of the country have been freed. hostages included babies, rescued from a forest where they have been held for many weeks. nigerian forces launched a major security operation against kidnappers in the state, shutting down phone networks and restricting gatherings. we can speak to david, a counterterrorism expert at the geneva center. do we have any information about the situation and the condition of a hostage -- the hostages? david: we know the hostages are in a poor situation. of course, they have been under the keeping of the non-bandits for a long time so i think what is more important is for them to be able to be reunited with their families, but of course, they are going through medical -- they held this. this has been a national
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disaster as described by many. people have been kidnapped. military pistols, police, traditional rulers, children have been taken hostage. by these bandits. asking for ransom. i think what the nigerian government has done is to take a strong stand. they have cut the supplli chain of these families by refusing people to supply them with food and weapons and fuel. they been able to shut down the telephone network. they thought it was a result of traditional intelligence to the bandits who were always informed. when the nigerian military or police was to go into -- all of these measures the government is taking including
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the no-fly zone and also somehow restricting movement. maryam: can i ask you, i mean, you have these long-term issues, the security forces are not being funded properly, unemployment, and access to guns, but why is the government struggling to prevent these abductions from taking place? correspondent: one of the reasons is because there has been a miscommunication of poor coordination but also different approaches between the government and the state government. while the states especially in the north, west, and north-central prefer to have a dialogue with the bandits to pay ransom, the federal government says they want to use the heart handed measures. that has allowed the bandits to
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explode. what the federal government has done now is to ignore some of the measures and go directly to employing a strategy that will deny the bandits free space they have had. i have to also mention that it is important to note that in areas where the debt -- bandits are great, is huge. it's also very difficult for big government forces to track down the bandits but that is not an excuse. maryam: thank you very much, david. live from london, still ahead, america's top diplomat vows close cooperation with mexico and the never drug war. brazil's coronavirus death toll
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passes 600,000. we will hear from a united new owner as fans hope success will begin. ♪ >> there are two things visible from space. distant circulation of the adriatic. this is incoming autumn. for saturday, this low is expanding bringing rain as far south as sardinia and probably the north coast of africa and right east as far as romania. even a hint of snow. it is a bit more spread out so it has put us dramatic. in the northwest, the story is
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different. we have had flooding in italy and the border in the northeast miguel with gusts of 120 kilometers per at her -- hour weakening. dropping west and greece. this is during sunday. the code behind it is cold enough to start evening the balkans for a time. this shows 90 degrees. here is the incoming autumn. it has been warm from london to copenhagen the last few days but this will change things, bring temperatures to normal. rain in scandinavia and scotland attempting to drop more widespread. ♪ >> france once had a vast empire spanning several continents. by the 1940's, the french were forced to confront reality.
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and demands for independence. in the first part of a documentary series, al jazeera looks at how the colonial unrest grew and conflict in algeria had full-scale war in indochina. french decolonization on al jazeera. inequality, corruption, repression, and rage. >> just decided to cut the piece of cake. >> a new documentary explores the desperate state of democracy in lebanon. ♪ >> through the eyes of those who are losing hope. democracy may be. democracy for sale on al jazeera. ♪
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♪ maryam: welcome back. main stories, a suicide bomber is targeted friday in northern afghanistan killing at least 60 people. isil in afghanistan has claimed to be behind the attack. at least five people have been shot dead as an immigration detention center in libya and many others have escaped. a video posted online shows those who broke out running through the streets of tripoli. two campaigning journalists have won the nobel peace prize. maria ressa and dmitri muratov were honored for their work protecting against abuses of power, lies, and propaganda. hours after the nobel announcement, russia added the
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investigative outlet and nine other journalists to its foreign agents list. it has given more than 115 charities that label. moscow says it is no different than roads and other countries aimed at organizations that get support from abroad but the law is being used to silence independent media says critics. reporting from moscow. correspondent: the staff of this newsroom of foreign agents to the russian state but it has no connection to foreign governments. it is one of the few independent media outlets left in russia. before every break and every program, unless it must appear on screen, telling the viewer what they are watching is created by a russian entity performing the functions of a foreign agent. it is a designation the stations management said is created to scare off subscribers and advertisers. >> the history of russia, a
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terrible period of time with communism, where the foreign agent mark label was a terrible thing. a terrible thing that meant that you cannot have anything in common with a foreign agent. that is right, for some part of the society here in russia, that might be a problem. correspondent: its subscription model helps essay on air for now. out of more than 70 news outlets, journalists and activists on the foreign agent registry. alexander koski was part of a team of journalists who work with russia's most respected business newspaper. when it was taken over by state entities, the editorial team left and sent the times website. they had been branded foreign agents within 10 months. alexander: we became in one year -- less than that -- quite powerful and we proved we are serious. we were independent of the state
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and there are only three ways of feedback. real elections. not by the political system. independent journalism. all three are destroyed in russia. correspondent: brussels law on foreign media agents was adopted in 2017. that law came after the u.s. justice department told russia to register as a foreign agent. russia's federation council say activists and media a claims are being sponsored from abroad are not being discriminate against but the public has a right to know who they are. for more than 200 organizations have signed an online petition asking foreign agents the repealed. al jazeera, moscow. maryam: the u.s. secretary of state and mexican president vowed to improve cooperation through a new security
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agreement. a visit to mexico by blinken amid record illegal migration and drug crime. it replaces an initiative and play since 2008 during which time violence in mexico has been worse. sec. blinken: after 13 years, it is time for a vote that will see us as equal partners in defining our shared priorities. tackle the loose drivers of the challenges like inequity in upland -- and corruption. maryam: five to mexico city. what is the purpose of this new revamped agreement between mexico and the united states? emanuel: the high-level security talks have concluded and as we expected, there was a wide range of topics that were discussed. among them was climate change,
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immigration, but the main theme was this new bilateral security strategy to replace the 13-year-old initiative. it is being called --there with me here --the u.s.-mexico bicentennial framework for security, public health, and safe communities. many of us were hoping for an acronym here many security experts are seeing this as a sort of attempt by the united states to rekindle the security relationship it once had with mexico. in the past, when mexico first launched the drug war in 2006 and the initiative was signed in 2008, between then, the mexican president and former u.s. president george bush, men would argue the relationship between the united states and mexico has eroded over the past few years. even ahead of the security experts expecting this would be one of the biggest obstacles for reaching a finalize agreement between the two countries.
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have a look. more than 300,000 people have been killed in mexico since the start of the u.s. led war on drugs in 2006. today, mexico continues to make headlines as one of the most dangerous countries in latin america. >> since 2006, to this day, the violence is drug-related more so and it has become a different compared to what we had in previous years. emanuel: for over a decade, the response to worsening violence has been bilateral security strategy between the united states and mexico known as the midian initiative that was signed in 2008 between former mexican president felipe calderon and george w. bush. mexico has received more than $3 billion since worth of u.s. aid for security measures. along with training and equipment aimed at curbing transnational crime and reducing
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violence. >> there was an effort to train police officers, carried out over men -- mexico, municipal, they, and federal. if you depart from the baseline of training and developing institutional capacities, there have been a number of baby steps, if you want to say, tiny successes that have changed one after the other. emanuel: 13 years after the agreement was signed, critics say the strategy has failed. there were 23,002 hundred 90 homicides reported in mexico in the first eight months of the year according to statistics from the nonprofit group. while the homicide rate over the past five years shows violence has begun to plateau, mexico continues to average more than 35,000 violent deaths every year. ♪ emanuel: desperate to reduce violence nationwide, mexican officials declared an end to the initiative, meaning mexico and
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the u.s. would work toward a new strategy. some analysts warned a new agreement will not be easy to reach. >> i don't think they are ready at this point to come to terms. i don't know the americans are going to be strong headed and willing to impose some sort of --unless there is an agreement of minds. there is little that can be accomplished. i do not think they are coming together very likely. emanuel: while the u.s. has showed a willingness to negotiate on a new bilateral security arrangement, mexican leaders have said cooperation will only be possible if the u.s. does more to stem the flow of illegal weapons crossing border into mexico. both countries have stated their commitment to curbing violence, admitting a new approach is necessary. what is uncertain is if willingness alone will be enough to finally turn a corner on the
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most violent period in mexico's history. emanuel: we should note here a finalized security agreement has not been signed just yet. what we heard from mexico's foreign minister at the end of the talks today was that what has been agreed on is a framework -- it is a roadmap for how the framework will be worked in the days ahead with plans for more talks, a second round of talks to take place early next year in the united states. maryam: thank you. mexico city. brazil has become the second country to register more than 600,000 deaths from covid-19 after the health ministry reported a further 615 deaths on friday. earlier, the ngo put out 600 white handkerchiefs on copacabana beach to mark the milestone which the united states hit in june.
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organizers say the government needs to be held accountable with a huge toll and for failing to listen to scientists at the beginning of the outbreak. for more, joining us from brenna cyrus. more about the reaction to this tragic milestone. correspondent: yes, the reaction? people are angry because for the past six months, a parliamentary committee has been investigating the handling of the pandemic and many, many wrongdoings have come up to begin with. the denial of the pandemic itself. the president, until to this date, not promoting the vaccine. promoting medicine which has no guarantee that it will sure covid-19, scientific proof. scorning the use of the mask.
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holding rallies at a time when social distancing was required and scientists were saying so and were many governors and many mayors. there is that and now there is also the discovery that there have been corruption scandals involving the acquisition of vaccines. it was not just a political or in ideological thing. it was also -- there was also money involved in it and that is what is making -- very angry because also this has this delay and vaccines has affected the economy. brazil is now having a very high inflation rate for brazilian standards. over 10% in the last 12 months. the economic recovery will not be what was expected and people are feeling hopeless. maryam: we have seen brazilians taking to the streets in protest
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calling for the president to be impeached. how is this affecting the political situation? how much unrest is it causing? correspondent: well, you have both sides. you will have --rallying his people. he still has 25% that support him although 59% reject him. and you have the opposition, going out to the streets to show that they are against the president. they are not united with somebody but definitely against him. these rallies have been called by not only left-wing parties like the workers party, but also by groups of people that had rallied for the president's impeachment, which was what ended up resulting in the election of bolsanaro.
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we have people from all walks of life against the president but what you do not see is the candidate that will unite the 30% of resilience that are looking for somebody that will not be former president --and will not be bolsonaro to stand up next year's election. maryam: thank you. one is aris. the russian authorities say more than 49,000 people died from covid-19 in the month of august. the country's overall toll is 418,000 -- 418,936 deaths in the past 24 hours. the third day in a row the country has had a record daily high since the pandemic began. more than 27,000 cases were reported, a decline from the day before. russia says the delta variant and a low vaccination rate has prolonged a devastating third wave.
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health workers in romania say conditions that resemble the front lines, record high the cases there reported across the country. or than 50,000 daily cases were reported tuesday. the government warning there are no free intensive care beds left . romania has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the eu, just over one third of adults receiving both jabs. the authorities have suspended surgery for a month and we deployed staff to cope with the latest wave. correspondent: who can remember how many are treated in the hundreds? we had 20 ambulances last night outside and we had nowhere to put them good this was the solution. if people agree to be treated in conditions like the front lines of the war, we have to receive them. maryam: france and germany foreign ministers have issued a statement warning: the supremacy of european union law is a key factor in the membership. this after a polish court rolled the parts of the law are in --
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incompatible with the constitution putting the block into a crisis. poland could eventually leave the eu. correspondent: a decision on a collision course with brussels. the president of the constitutional tribunal declared some articles of the eu treaties clash with clauses in the polish constitution. >> the republic of :-- of poland cannot function as a democratic state. it is inconsistent with three articles of the polish constitution. correspondent: a case requested by the prime minister on whether eu institutions could stop poland from reorganizing its judiciary. outside the court, --pro european union demonstrators. >> poland does not end with
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europe anymore. learn the russian language. >> we survived the soviet occupation. it is not easy but we will survive this. correspondent: the european commission's reaction came swiftly. the message is the eu does not function as a pick and choose system. >> we are very firm on the different principles and we will use all of the tools at our disposal to be sure it is possible to protect such a kind of principles because it is the protection of the citizens and the internal markets. it is a protection of the different actors. correspondent: relations between warsaw and brussels have been strained by poland's judicial reforms that began with the law and justice party taking power in 2015 a. opponents say the reforms amount to a government takeover of the justice system. it drew condemnation from the eu court of justice and led to the
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commission blocking poland's access to the eu pandemic recovery fund. the government has said that this is about poland sovereignty. poland says it could push poland out of the eu altogether. given the overwhelming support for the eu within poland, that would backfire on the law and justice party which has seen it support weaken over its handling of the pandemic. a political defeat from which it might never recover. maryam: days after it suffered a six hour outage, facebook has confirmed users are again having trouble accessing its services. some users could not load their instagram feeds while others
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were not able to use facebook messenger. people took to twitter to share means about the second this week. monday's crash was triggered by routine maintenance on that network and data centers. still had, all the latest sports news. the battle of the brothers as the toughest fourth brace on earth --foot race on earth closes. the thai cafe not letting flooding get in the way of business. we will have more on that after the break. ♪
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♪ maryam: sport now. correspondent: thank you so much. we spark with football and the road to the 2022 world cup. germany survived a scare against romania earlier. went behind after less than a minute.
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they were saved by bayern munich jones and thomas muller scoring in the second half to seal a 2-1 when. germany has a six-point question. wales played out a two-to draw to the czech republic and put its head in the first half the homesite struck within minutes. wales faltered after the break. their keeper making arrest -- massive back pass. they rallied daniel james getting a crucial equalizer. seocnd in group e, leveling on with wales in third. the netherlands are looking good to qualify for qatar after not making the 2018 finals. they are top of group g as they beat latvia 1-0. ivory coast reigned undefeated in the second round of african qualifying for the world cup. friday they beat -- three-zero.
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they top their group with seven points from three games. ivory coast are looking to return to the finals after missing out on russia in 2018. there has been a fire at the national stadium in andorra breaking out a day before england facing the tiny nation in the world cup. the fire hit a part of the venue that can hold around 3000 spectators. authorities say the blaze was put out by firefighters not long after it started. and/or in football association confirmed despite the incident, the match will go ahead. the extent to the damage in the cause of the fire has not been disclosed. united fans are hoping an era of success will begin at the club. on thursday, a four hundred million dollars saudi arabian backed takeover was completed. echoing mike ashley says he rejected a bid believes he has acted in the best interest of newcastle. the deal was created after receiving binding assurances
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that the saudi state would not be in control of the club. >> football is the best in the world. united is the best team in the world and we want to see it get those trophies good at top of the primarily in europe but to get trophies means investment, patience, time, and we want everybody just to work with us to build the club to what it needs to be. correspondent: our reporter has been following the story for us newcastle. correspondent: judging by the jubilant scenes outside the park on thursday night, the real hope across the board is that this will mean a huge reversal of newcastle united's fortunes. they bopped around the bottom of the premier league, face a real threat of relegation. the hope is that the massive cash injection will allow the club in the coming months to go on something of a spending spree, bringing top talent from elsewhere, allowing the club to
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hold onto the talent it has. they questions about saudi arabia's human rights record have not gone away overnight and they are likely to continue dogging the owners of this club for the foreseeable. we have heard from the fiance of the journalist who has expressed her disappointment in the takeover, describing it as sports washing of saudi arabia, simply aligning itself to the glamorous premier league to sweep the human rights issues under the carpet. we know that one of the big issues between qatar-based sports that has the rights of the premier league in north africa and saudi arabia as being -- accused of pirating the premier league. that seems to have been resolved. when it comes to human rights, that has not gone away. it does, of course, raise questions about englishmen but
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also international football about what matters more to the fans and the league. is it the depth of an owner's pockets or is that their integrity when it comes to things like human rights? maryam: lewis hamilton is setting the pace ahead of sunday's turkish brain prepared the reigning world champion set a record during friday's practice in istanbul. hamilton will need to be at his best for the race as he will have a 10 place penalty exceeding the engine allocation for the season. the driver leads the drivers championship by two points. he struggled in practice and was only fifth quickest in the ses sion. >> it is intense out there. it has made it much more enjoyable to drive. >> looking around at what to do. it is different here. we don't have a lot of data. it seems like, yeah, we have an
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evening ahead because today was not the best of days. correspondent: moroccan runner -- has one stage five. his brother maintains the overall lead. he finished the penultimate stage in fourth. it still has a 14 minute lead over his brother heading into saturday's final leg. the 251 kilometer marathon through this hard desert is considered the toughest foot race on earth. that is all your support for now. it is back to marion and london. maryam: everybody is worried about rising sea levels and flooding. i cafe outside bangkok is making waves. videos of murky waters have gone viral. attracting more customers. recent storms flooded 300,000 buildings in nearly half of thailand's regions. the owner of this cafe is happy his business is booming now that the pandemic restrictions have
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