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can decide for him. and how many children she wants he thinks should be in power but one man's perseverance is transforming her community women make change on al-jazeera. brazil's covert death toll rises above a quarter of a 1000000 that are warnings of variation which is even more contagious is pushing the health system to the verge of collapse. about this and this is a disease or live from doha also coming up european leaders voted to speed up the rollout of covert 900 vaccines despite supply concerns.
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meaning as prime minister calls his supporters on to the streets in accuses the military of an attempted coup after it said he should resign. facebook bans me and laws military over its use of deadly force against antique cuckoo protesters. we're going to begin with some breaking news it's being reported the united states has carried out an air strike in syria and so are getting structures the belong to iran backed fighters it's thought the strike targeted the him a military base near al become well u.s. officials have told reuters news agency the strike was approved by president joe biden the strikes come after a series of recent rocket attacks against u.s. targets in iraq we're going to bring you more on this of course as soon as we get it.
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it appears that brazil's health care system could be close to collapse the health minister says his country is facing a new stage of the covert pandemic with a mutated variant of the virus that is 3 times more contagious and rado point 0 says the variants that was 1st identified in manassas is now quickly spreading through other brazilian states and it's threatening to overwhelm the local health of the cillit seeds brazil is the worst affected country in latin america it's just reached a quarter of a 1000000 deaths that have been more than $10000000.00 positive cases the government's distributed around $14000000.00 vaccine doses so far and it has plans to inoculate half the country's population of 210000000 people by the middle of the year monica in iraq and have has more from rio de janeiro. on friday it will be the anniversary of one year since the 1st
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case of covert 19. or so and while that the country has the 2nd largest death toll after the united states the people are very worried because hospitals are really filled up in many states in this manner and all over the country and my one state has on top of that which back to yvonne top of that flood and also in the break of day ingots so it is a complicated situation brazil has a large experience of max vaccination is in the past has of a very good system but this time with this virus what has happened is a lot of misinformation well you had the federal government the president downplaying the virus saying he would not say that the native so there was there was you know there was a. a political infighting between the federal government and governors and state so there's a lot of. confusion and delays in starting this program and once it started
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in certain places it stopped because there wasn't enough there weren't enough vaccines like rio suspended it's a vaccination for a while so this so far brazil has only vaccinated less than 4 percent of its population and that is a problem that is going on so the private sector is saying allow was the buy back the and so and mayors and governors have told have asked the federal government to allow us to buy back these on our own and not just depend on the federal government buying for the whole country and distributing it part of the to follow is a professor of medicine at the university of south palo band director of the center for clinical and epidemy logical research it places the blame squarely on the government's response to the pandemic. what the minister of health stated today is not true you raise an offer the sort of the epidemic
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it's not good talk and your vet variant but because of farted denial isn't very keen instead to provide the vaccination for the population now you know having the perfect storm. of vaccines and i increase in number of people. with diseases because there's no restrictions they minister the minister of health at the pres that they don't use and mask. yesterday in the federal government. there was a party with more than trying to people all of them adult mask it all to any kind of social distancing that it's such a bad example for the whole population so the reason of the increase of the
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number of cases and that is in brazil is not your favorite but to get that or stick conduction of the pandemic in toward the coronavirus pandemics caused a crisis in global oxygen supplies and it's killing people in africa and latin america despite previous warnings doctors say the shortage is leading to unnecessary deaths some desperate families have turned to the black market for life saving oxygen the u.n. says it'll take 1600000000 dollars to stabilize supplies. the head of the european commission says the e.u. is on track to fully vaccinated 70 percent of adults by the end of the summer despite criticism of its slow rollout sort of on the lane spoke during the summit were e.u. leaders put pressure on astra zeneca over delayed covered $1000.00 vaccine supplies the company says it will hopefully deliver $40000000.00 doses by the end of march
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but that's still less than half the amount it had originally promised and french president has rolled back his comments that astra zeneca has vaccine was partially ineffective saying he would take the job himself well the leaders have also agreed on the need for vaccination certificates which could allow inoculated people to travel without restrictions. in germany we decided to develop such international vaccines that if you give us the basic dato which such as the ticket must contain is defined by the european commission and member states the german health ministry issued a procurement procedure and the european commission meets about 3 months to create the required technical conditions donna kane's in berlin with more. brussels on thursday was the venue for 2 separate meetings both of which have a role to play in the way that the pandemic will be managed across the continent going forward on the one hand e.u.
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heads of government heads of state met in a digital conference to discuss the next steps 3 specific areas for top for discussion the 1st about how to speed up the production of the vaccine to get more vaccines into the arms of europeans living on the continent although they spoke about the need to close up bottlenecks and facilitate production but in going to much detail about it the 2nd area for discussion was about vaccine certificates how people who have had the vaccine may be able to go beyond the social distancing rules perhaps to travel in the near future a broad agreement about how to go forward but no precise details of when and how that would happen and then looking into the future you had a meeting also in brussels at the same time at the european parliament there interviews with the heads of several of the vaccine manufacturers specifically with the c.e.o. of astra zeneca several different members of parliament but hostile questions to
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him about the way they perceive the treatment of the e.u. visa his vaccine was going compared to the way that it was happening in the united kingdom his answers did not please those members of parliament the fact they were asking the questions shows the level of envy or resentment there is among some people at the way the rollout of the vaccines are proceeding in the e.u. relative to the u.k. and other countries u.s. regulators are giving the green light for the fires a biotech vaccine to be transported at higher temperatures the doses can now be stored in a standard freezer rather than the ultra cold conditions that had previously been required regulators say the changes will allow vaccines to get to more sites across the u.s. . i mean is political crisis is deepening prime minister nicole pushing and has fired his military chief after senior army officials called for his resignation he says that call amounts to
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a coup attempt thousands of rallied both for and against oppression in the capital and now opponents have set up camp outside parliament saying they won't leave until the prime minister steps down but in smith's reports. in the center of yerevan on thursday armenia's prime minister was defiant in the face of calls from the military for him to stand down made by mikey some people want to drag the army into unconstitutional processes this is an attempted coup but the people will not allow a military coup in armenia an estimated 20000 people came out onto the streets of the capital after nicol pushing in called for a show of support. on take part in political processes it must obey the people and the elected authorities but she has been under pressure to resign after his country lost last year's war with azerbaijan over the region of nagorno-karabakh i'm not as much of a supporter of passion you know but i don't 100 corrupt
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a dream come more than 3 and a half 1000 armenian soldiers were killed in the 6 week conflict a significant number for a country with a population of under 3000000 passion yan was forced to cede large swathes of territory around the going to karabakh that armenia had controlled for almost 30 years since the end of the last war with as a by john. that prompted weeks of protests led by the opposition are not equal re your question ian came to power in 2018 and what was called the velvet revolution after an attempt by the previous leader to stay in control beyond his term limit we are in effect a crises and i hope to see either institutions not therefore seems to be sent such as next now security agencies and police just penned by their army and to demand to leave our prime minister without any power.
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opposition representatives say they'll spend the night and yet yvonne's essential freedom square the prime minister and of government have diminished popularity but the alternative the discredited political opposition has much less support though in general there is little alternative who partially own or his government but this is unprecedented in terms of a military record. what's not clear is whether the army is willing to use force to back its call for the prime minister to step down passion and says he'll announce a replacement for the head of the army in the coming days the crisis he says will be resolved constitutionally but it's made al-jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera another vaccination rollout but a different disease giving starts protecting its people against it both one. time china's president says his government has eradicated extreme poverty but not
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everyone is convinced. it's time for the perfect. sponsored plan qatar airways however got some very heavy rain pushing into central parts of china at miami you see this little area of cloud here just spilling across shanghai easing out into the open waters southern parts of japan seeing some heavy downpours thundery showers here could lead to some localized flooding is certainly one to watch out for that wet weather does extend down across a good part of southern china as well as it continues to make its way further eastwards it will clear through practice guys come back in behind really just makes way for the next weather system bills out of the mongolia sliding a little further south which of these was as we go through the next couple days so we will see some snow coming back into northern parts of china and it cools off in
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japan tokyo at around 9 degrees celsius but it should be largely dry now places say it's looking somewhat drier across the philippines now usual rash of showers just coming in here as you go through the next couple of days some showers too into were born here but the wetter weather continues across indonesia we have still got flooding concerns into that eastern side of java these heavy showers there not going anywhere too quickly or heavy downpours coming in over the next couple of days not too many heavy downpours in the forecast for india and pakistan over the next couple of days but some wintry weather to the far north the region. an ancient land and one man's dream to transport planes from europe and fly them over his beloved country. in a nation reeling from decades of violence. about 500 meters race or.
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color an international team of pilots get this man's dream off the ground put moons over babylon on al-jazeera. your journal does it a reminder of our top stories this hour and the breaking news is being reported the united states has carried out an air strike in syria targeting structures that belong to iran backed fighters it's thought the strike targeted the a military base near al book m l u.s. officials have told the reuters news agency that the strike was approved by president joe biden. but are warnings that brazil's health system is on the verge
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of collapse the health minister says his country is facing a new stage of the coronavirus pandemic with a mutated variant of the virus that is 3 times more contagious. dozens of armenians have protested for and against the prime minister nicole passion the un fired his military chief after senior army officials called for his resignation he says that amounts to a coup his opponents have now set up camp outside the mint. u.s. president joe biden and saudi arabia's king solomon have spoken before the expected release of an american intelligence report on the murder of saudi journalists. the 2 leaders discussed efforts to end the war in yemen and washington's commitment to help defend itself against iranian backed rebels declassified intelligence report is widely expected to implicate the saudi crown prince in her show she is killing alan fischer has more from washington d.c. . we were told that joe biden would have a call with the saudi king and then this report would be released it's to compile
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by the director of national intelligence it details on the killing of jamal khashoggi in the saudi consulate in istanbul back in 2018 but we know that senators have already been briefed on the contents of that joe biden said he would release that that dorsey as soon as he was elected but he wanted to speak to the saudi king 1st we are told in leaks that have come out already that it will very much point the finger at mohammed bin salman suggesting that he was responsible for ordering the death of jamal khashoggi in fact one senator after hearing the classified briefing said that if there was a jury then mohammed bin someone would be convicted within 30 minutes and even when the grand big supporter of donald trump big supporter of relations with saudi arabia said that as far as he was concerned it would mean essentially redrawing the rules of the relationship between saudi arabia and the united states so it is that important that significant we're expected to get that unredacted unclassified
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dorsey at some point in the next 24 hours or so and it could have implications for long term u.s. so do relations. guinea has launched an ebola vaccination campaign the country is desperate to hold the spread of the virus which reemerge there this month for the 1st time since 2016 at least 5 people have died in the latest outbreak victoria getting reports. health workers that the 8 people against ebola in the town of a in southeast guinea and you outbreak was discovered almost 2 weeks ago this year and i am very proud to be vaccinated and it's a joy to me to see the population get vaccinated specially those on the frontline all my stuff it allows us to be safe protected from this disease because ebola is not a good thing 11000 vaccine doses and 200 health experts arrived in guinea's capital
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conakry on monday the government in the world health organization hope the vaccination campaign can stop the virus spreading by april i should remove workers to help the fight against ebola we interrupt the train of transmission by targeting the 1st contacts of ebola patients and also the health workers on the front line who are exposed including those who apply the vaccines ebola causes severe fever and in the worst cases unstoppable bleeding in 2015 more than 11000 people died after the virus spread from guinea's forest region to neighboring liberia and sierra leone the outbreak with contained after an experimental vaccine was distributed but not before health workers were attacked by people who did not believe in the virus the next scene is an extremely. bright but it is not. under essential aspects. to happen as well and it always comes back to community.
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the w.h.o. has wound 6 african countries to be on high alert for ebola including sierra leone and liberia the hope is this campaign will stop the virus from spreading any further and potentially save thousands of lives victoria gate and be al jazeera. because governments passed laws allowing for people who die of covert 19 to be buried under previous rules they had to be cremated which had caused an outcry especially in the countries most of the minority some protested this week to demand an end to the fullest cremations mellifont is in colombo and says this is a victory for the families of corona virus victims. but as a notification comes almost as a bolt from the blue the most obvious sort of place to announce it when all eyes were on sri lanka was at the united nations human rights council sessions on wednesday but this has a notification coming late tonight has been quite
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a surprise and it shows that the government has conceded allowing burial or cremation as the gas says what the affectively means is that although colvin 19 victims especially the muslim and the christian population for whom cremation has been an issue with him now as to which essentially form that he would go ahead with in terms of final right now as much as we heard prime minister by him the rajapaksa on the 10th of february tell parliament that they hope to allow burials the huge kind of reaction from the government which basically backtracked from his announcement give everybody the impression that the rajapaksa government was not going ahead with that permission to allow burial of 19 victims they said that it's up to the experts and there was a lot of sort of backtracking but this announcement here on thursday night
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obviously comes at a time when sri lanka is facing a lot of pressure at the united nations human rights council and it needs as many friends as it can get now obviously in terms of islamic countries we did hear quite a few of this from a country speak in support of sri lanka but within that support was also reference to the issue of burials so these are all sort of interconnected there are a lot of layer upon layer of essential in negotiations and wranglings and behind the scenes agendas but at the end of the day for all those families of victims of covert 19 it's essentially something. that has been sort of a victory for them they can now go ahead with the rights that the i use to and essentially want to for their loved ones. in me a lot of supporters of the military coup marched in the largest city yang gong and
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faced off against opponents of the power grab a lot on this program and in some parts of the city the tensions calm as facebook has banned me and was military from its platforms skeletal reports. early on thursday about a 1000 marchers took to the streets of yangon voicing their support for the june to end its takeover of myanmar's democratically elected leadership they were flying the flag of the tatmadaw the official name here for the military they were met by some protesting against the coup but later photos appear to show military supporters with knives and other weapons witnesses said they threaten journalist then came reports of scuffles and attacked by supporters of myanmar as john against anti kook protesters was caught on c.c.t.v. the video shows a man being assaulted by an armed group. despite this antic who protesters gathered at the university of yangon said they will continue with their peaceful civil disobedience movement initially police attempted to block them from leaving the
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campus. but they made their way out to join other protesters. a few days after the coup facebook limited content from myanmar is military on its platforms but now it's ban them all together. for years beyond mars military has waged a very sophisticated communications campaign weaponize and very social media platforms and using them to incite and glorify violence some feel this move by facebook needs to be part of an ongoing process as these accounts have been blocked and removed as much as we might log their removal we also need to ensure that they are preserved and that facebook makes them accountable for future criminal or human rights investigation. while the military has used social media platforms as
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a tool for its agenda it also recognizes how vulnerable it would be if they were taken away scot harder al-jazeera. the indian coastguards located a group over here refugees that have now been adrift in the undermanned sea for nearly 2 weeks the boat departure from cox is bizarre in bangladesh on february 11th carrying 19 people on board and least 8 people have died as there was no food or water on the vessel when it broke down 4 days later when we learned of this boat in distress we immediately dispatched to coast guard ships to provide food water and medical assistance to the occupants 7 of them a little toddler 3rd by the fluids we understand that around 47 of the occupants of the boat out in position of id cards issued to them by the units in bangladesh state think that they are displaced myanmar nationals and both sense of concern but just by the government of assisted by units. we are in discussions with the
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government of bangladesh to ensure their safe and security pact with. india and pakistan have agreed to halt fighting along their disputed border in kashmir there have been several exchanges of gunfire in recent months the 2 sides also agreed to more diplomacy to avoid further violence tensions being high and since india revolts the autonomy of indian administered kashmir in all those 2019 both countries claim the entire region but control parts of it has more from islamabad. they failed in dade an important development given the fact that the 2 military director general military operations have not gone over the hard line for months and there's been tension along the line of control just last year pakistan reported over to feed 1005 elections and richard says graney think people will kill 260 seriously wounded but the conversation between the director general of military
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operation comes at a critical time when there had been an exchange of fire along the line of guns drawn border director general military operation saying that day should take steps which are beneficial and pledged a neighborly in order to reduce the violations along the line of control at the same time the pakistani military chief had already said that pakistan wants to extend a hand of friendship to its neighbors but that it should not be construed as a weakness also the pakistani military spokesman bobert after card saying that danger and role with india were running high dad would carry on wednesday before the director general of military operation hard line communication china's president declared complete victory in his government's campaign to stamp out poverty children paying lettuce out of money in beijing marking the country's accomplishments but many of question the authenticity of government figures and
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whether the initiative is sustainable to new has more from beijing. and a ceremony in beijing she can take on it those who played key roles in china's fight to end extreme poverty mentioned what the president says 770000000 people have been lifted out of poverty as opposed to say yes and for the 2nd time since december hailed the achievement as a victory for the communist party baba. 832 counties and 100. 28000 villages have been removed from the poverty list the audio stock of eradicating extreme poverty has been fulfilled and we have created a novel miracle that a well go down in history and the extreme poverty has been a key goal of xi jinping his government since he came to power in 20123000000 communist party officials to give him targets for improving living standards in
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rural communities they were tasked with going door to door to document incomes in poor households beijing then poured billions of dollars into the building of new harmed schools factories and roads it's a textbook case on how to get people out of poverty and i think getting people out of poverty is perhaps the most single important thing that any state can do to advance its social economic progress the united nations has been trying to reduce extreme poverty around the world and china says its achievement covers more than 70 percent of the un's goal but its benchmark for poverty a daily income of $2.30 is below the world bank status the high income countries critics of the initiative say it's unsustainable with many villages relying on government support to prop up newly founded industries and some people have been unable to adapt to the side jobs while others have complained of forced relocations this is a much needed wins of the chinese government and it comes at a personal time is pushing to revive the economy following the pandemic and to live
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as michael 100 years since the founding of the communist party change in poland was hoping this milestone will strengthen the loyalty to the party as well as its own with just a mistake as it slowed down the training al jazeera. this is our visit with these at the top stories and breaking news is being reported the united states has carried out an air strike in syria targeting structures that belong to iran backed fighters it's thought the strike targeted the ali military base near all book all u.s. officials have told the waters news agency the strike was approved by president joe biden.


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