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well jerry earth thrives on al-jazeera. be the hero in the world needs. washing. the. anger on the streets of minneapolis hundreds of people protest against the latest police shooting of a 20 year old black man. my money this is al jazeera life and also coming up more cases and more deaths thailand introduces new restrictions to stop a surge in covert 1000 infections. for the 1st time in decades the castro family
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will not be in charge of cuba raul castro is stepping down. and space x. gets the go ahead to develop a new land finance sponsor plan to take astronauts to the moon again by 2025. hundreds of people have rallied in chicago in support of a teenage boy who was shot dead by police there's outrage too about the shooting of a young black man by police near minneapolis during a traffic stop have been several incidents during the past month which have heightened tensions across the u.s. about issues of policing and racial injustice she advertise he has to support. groups gathered in chicago a day after police released video from the most 29th killing of the 13 year old adam to lead a bible. in the off tomorrow the police had said that the boy had died in the
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confrontation the video shows 2 later complying with an instruction to put his hands up he's then shot dead an investigation is underway for help the video about him to later his death was released as the trial of a police officer. in minneapolis i was protests continue here in brooklyn following the killing of rice. the protesters here have long argued that the disproportionate killing of people of color by the police is a systemic issue and not the result of a few bad apples and the mother of dante writes again despaired of a system that may finally be putting police officers on trial but that remains fundamentally broken justice yes justice is definitely what we want but i'm never going to get. justice would be bringing my son home to me justice would have been my son jiving to the car wash coming home after that i'm not going to get fat but
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2nd degree manslaughter is not ok i'm not ok with that that's not right she murdered my son my son is never going to come. so you get the fit on a police pension right now why my son is going to be buried in a few days and that's not me but the protests in brooklyn center on just about police killings now they're also about the police response to protests about police killing on friday many of the protesters will bathrooms in solidarity with samir hassan she lives opposite the police station where night after night tear gas and smoke grenades have been fired with abandon. on wednesday she left her apartment in her bathroom to look for her brother she was tackled to the ground. she was then jailed for presidents of an unlawful assembly all week the irony has not been lost
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on those here but the response to these demonstrations against unnecessary violence and the over policing of black communities. is beamed unnecessary violence and over policing shihab rattansi brooklyn something. the gunman who shot and killed 8 people at a fed ex facility in the u.s. on friday had previously been interviewed by the f.b.i. that was off his mother called the police raising concerns about his mental health officials also revealed that the 19 year old brandon hall was a former employee at the indianapolis center for president joe biden has issued a statement describing gun violence as a stain on the country christian salumi reports. another corner of america the scene of yet another mass shooting this time at a fed ex facility in indianapolis a gunman opening fire late on thursday night killing workers outside in the car
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park before going inside to kill others and then himself by friday morning police were still trying to piece together the motives of the gunmen details remain scarce he got out of his car and. pretty quickly started some random shooting outside the facility there was no confrontation with anyone that was there there was no disturbance there was no argument he just appeared to randomly start shooting and that began in the parking lot and then he did go into the building into the facility for a brief period of time the f.b.i. later revealed that the gunman a 19 year old former employee was interviewed in april last year after his mother became worried about his mental health however he was later released overnight workers families gathered at a nearby hotel and waited to be reunited with relatives on shifts compound in the anguish a fed ex policy banning cell phones at the workplace which made it harder for
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survivors to reassure loved ones indiana's governor eric holcomb tweeted condolences but was immediately criticized for his anti gun control agenda he's received an a grade from the national rifle association reserved for politicians who demonstrate particular enthusiasm for blacks gun laws the mare of indianapolis summing up the feelings of the majority in the country where we are left with this morning is grief grief for the families of those killed grief for the employees who have lost their coworkers and grief for the many americans struggling to understand how tragedies like this continue to occur later president joe biden issued a statement saying too many americans are dying every single day from gun violence
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it stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation we can and must do more to act and to save lives. this latest tragedy coming just weeks after mass shootings in atlanta colorado and south carolina drawing further attention to what's been described as a deep seated epidemic of gun violence kristen salumi al-jazeera well after that shooting president joe biden once again urged members of congress to pass gun control legislation every single day every single day there's a mass shooting this year in the united states if you count all those who are killed out of the streets of our cities and our rural areas it's a national embarrassment and must come to an end i strongly support the universal background checks which i continue to push the congress has to step up and act the senate has to act and i strongly support and continue to never stop supporting the
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ban on assault weapons and magazines and hold more than 1010 bullets thailand is closing schools and gyms for at least 2 weeks as it battles a 3rd wave of covert 19 infections it had hoped to be able to reopen to tourism but now cases arising and reported $1500.00 cases in the last day and 2 deaths that's brought the total death toll since the pandemic to 99 health authorities on line by the sudden surge in infections less than one percent of the population has been vaccinated as our correspondent terry chang is live for us in buying call tony so this is a record number of infections being reported on saturday is thailand going to head now to weds at the lock down. i think that's what everyone is wondering that's what the government is trying very hard to say is not going to happen in fact the prime minister when asked late on friday
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night where that was going to happen said no at this stage it's actually not a lot and the reason he's so reluctant to do it is because while time then has been a huge success story in stopping the spread of covert 19 it's come at a huge economic price and then it is principally shutting its borders stopping people from coming in which has really devastated the tourist industry here that's an industry which is worth more than 20 percent of g.d.p. there you can see when you go out to places like kept up in the north and showing my past here on the eastern seaboard just how devastating it is you know in some places more than 50 percent of businesses are closed. in a 60 percent of income has disappeared many people have been holding on for the time year holiday which has been taking place over the past week they've seen these rises and today is the 4th day in a row that we've seen these record rises they've seen them coming but the
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government was very keen not to stop the internal domestic travel because that was the one small lifeline that many of these businesses have had however people are now returning to bangkok getting back to work and i think the government is going to make conditions much tighter at this stage they don't want to introduce a full lockdown but they're certainly very keen to restrict movement to try and keep some of those businesses shut the whole sales have been banned in restaurants and bars and i think they're trying to snuff out this 3rd wave quickly as they can if they can particularly until they get their vaccination program sort of down. there for us in bangkok many thanks. all the $23000.00 prisoners have been pardoned released by me and mars' military leader it's unclear though whether any of them were pro-democracy activists who were arrested during protests against the recent coup the pardons a customer each month the new year holiday in myanmar but this is the 2nd time the
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gentle has done this since it seize power back in february. and it's covered 19 infection rate shows no sign of slowing is registered nearly 235000 cases in the last day that's yet another daily record $1300.00 people died in the same period bringing the total so far to more than 175000 the world health organization says a variant 1st identified in india may be more contagious despite the rise in cases some politicians a still holding large election rallies. and prime minister nuri into modi is people not together for a hindu festival he wants the festival to be symbolic instead hundreds of thousands of people have been gathering along the banks of the ganges river for several days now modi is asked religious leaders to tell their followers to show restraint
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germany now has more than 3000000 confirmed cases of covert 19 the number of deaths increased to just under 80000 on saturday charles langley merkel has asked parliament to pass a bill granting the government new powers to force lock downs and curfews in areas with high infection rates merkel's appealing to the public to get the job after she herself received her 1st days of astra zeneca vaccine scientists in chile say the chinese corona vaca vaccine is 80 percent effective at preventing deaths the study of more than $10000000.00 chileans was received who receive the job also found it effective against symptoms 67 percent of the time. today's vaccine well that has been one of the fastest in the world countries registered more than a 1000000 cave in 1000 cases a nearly 25000 deaths. the latest of the united
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states and japan say they will continue to work together to meet challenges posed by china yoshida sygate is the 1st well leader to visit the white house and step out and take office talks focused on a wide range of issues including technology and they call me bot it was chair politics that dominated discussions that we committed to working together to take god challenges from china and undershoot like the east china sea the south china sea as well as north korea to ensure a future of a free and open and oh pacific japan the united states are 2 strong democracies in the region and we're committed we're committed to defending advancing our shared values including human rights and the rule of law we're going to work together to prove that democracies can still compete and win in the 21st century can deliver for our people and the face of
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a rapidly changing world you know as you know you know michel can you we agree to oppose any attempts to change the status quo by force in the east and south china seas and intimidation of others in the region at the same time we agreed on the necessity of each other to engage in frank dialogue with china and in doing so to pursue stability of international relations while up holding universal values. still ahead on out to sarah oil and diamonds take center stage is very historic election campaign comes so close. and the abduction of priests in high tea has outraged the nation will have a report. it's time for the perfect gentleman. sponsored point at ways.
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that we got some good spells of sunshine across many parts of here over the next couple of days a little more cloud having said that spilling into western areas bumping into this area of high pressure and that's where we have a sunny as skies across the scandinavia not doing too bad if it temperatures over the next couple of days sliding down across western areas of europe where there is a little hook of cloud over towards the east that said still some winds sunshine in moscow getting up to around 18 celsius should be about 10 degrees at this time of year it'll cool 5 in the next couple days plenty of heat down to the southeast that $21.00 in athens not too bad 20 there for ankara so we had go somewhat weather a little bit of wet weather that just around northern parts of poland pushing through belarus easing over towards that western side of russia some wet weather and possibly some snow just around the house push into the heart of europe which was a west lot of sunshine warm sunshine there london at 13 degrees 15 in all slow but get up to around 17 in those low by the time we come to sunday so not see bad that
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western weather tries to make a little further progress further east was so we will see increasing plow coming in across western parts of scotland as a slow process notice a few showers too into germany and all the way down to the black sea. sponsored qatar airways a weekly critique of the stories hitting the headlines the news media have been left to sort through mixed messages on a quite complex story from mainstream to street journalism the enemy of generative is to get beaten each year send it to the wall to enjoy what's going on exposing real world threats to objective it's often a bonding part time for most of us $11000.00 people who were arrested the listening post covers the way the news is covered on the jersey.
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you're watching out is there a mind of our top stories this hour hundreds of people have rallied and chicago in support of a teenaged latino boy who was shot dead by police have been several incidents during the past month which have heightened tensions in the u.s. . thailand is closing schools bars and gyms for at least 2 weeks as it battles a wave of covert 19 infections it had hoped to be able to reopen to tourism reported 1500 cases of the last day and 2 deaths. the u.s. president and japanese prime ministers say they'll continue to work together to meet challenges posed by china yoshida sergei is a 1st while leader to visit the white house since joe biden took office.
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israel says it's conducted as strikes against targets inside the gaza strip its military says that it hit a hamas training facility an anti aircraft missile launch a post and it's in response to rocket fired from gaza which landed in southern israel on friday night no group has claimed responsibility for the attack the united nations security council has approved the deployment of 60 cease fire monitors to libya is calling on the new unity government to prepare a free fair and inclusive elections in december on diplomatic efforts said james space has more from the u.n. in new york. the unanimous vote of the security council means the united nations can now deploy peace monitors to libya they'll be about 60 of them initially they'll be unarmed and they won't be wearing military uniforms i'm told the 1st of them will go to the capital tripoli to set up their headquarters but the majority
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will be deployed around certain about was the front line of the conflict until the ceasefire which came into force almost 6 months ago this is a big achievement to the united nations building on top of the national unity government they now have in place one of the big problems though still is the withdrawal of foreign forces and foreign mercenaries so it's something that's been demanded by the u.n. security council but i'm told the u.n. monitors won't be involved in this the big goal is at the end of the year when the united nations hopes that libya will have general elections there slated for the 24th of december. kebo will be without a castro at the helm for the 1st time in 60 years 89 year old raul castro has confirmed he's stepping down as the head of the communist party ra and his brother fidel began their leadership of cuba after the revolution of 1959 at augustan is in havana with more reaction. what does raul castro's retirement mean for ordinary
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cubans all the sectors of the population are broadly supported by the government particularly those that lived through the huge improvements in health care education public safety that were ushered in by the cuban revolution in the 1960 s. but for 30 years this island has been living through a slow drawn out economic and social crisis and there's a younger generation that's demanding more let me know when the 1st thing i'd change is i'd get rid of the blockade so that the spire of this country would change that although when the revolution triumphed did a lot for society schools and hospitals and there were other things that went backwards housing trade. for me the customers legacy is that there is free education and health care and we should be grateful for that and i must tell you polemical earlier that we have serious problems with freedom of expression most cubans are scared to express themselves because they are scared of reprisals all that the police have them in the streets or that they take them away in
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a police car because they won't know the real problems we have humans are living through the most serious economic crisis since the fall of the soviet union the silence been lost not only by the pandemic but also by powerful new sanctions that the communist regime put in place improving the economy is the island's main political challenge but the mood here in havana is that more than anything any cuban leader can do improve the economic future hopes and dreams run through improved relations with the united states. the white house now says president joe biden will increase the refugee camp after changing plans twice he didn't issue a promise to let 65000 people in a year but on friday signed in order to keep it at the trump era level of just $15000.00 refugees are allowed into the u.s. under a separate program than migrants and must be vetted while still overseas. meanwhile many of those trying to get to the southern u.s. border are stopped along the way including unaccompanied children u.s.
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government figures show more than 34000 unaccompanied minors while identified at the border with mexico between january and march of this year just there is john heilemann is in mexico city with more on why people feel the need to make that journey let's talk about the push factors going out from central america they're already these countries guatemala el salvador honduras in a bad way home daughter some especially is the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere but late last year through back to back storms really poll over ice especially honduras and guatemala now in terms of especially the surge of unaccompanied minors children that are turning up on the u.s. border it's been suggested that at least in part this is due to a policy change the president biden's of ministration says that basically unaccompanied minors will immediately be expelled out of the country as soon as
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they get back in there will be sent back to mexico they'll be left there in the country to be able to pursue their their asylum case in the united states now that's been cited as one of the reasons that people are sending their children or bringing their children if their parents ready in the united states to try and cross over and of course as these children passed through mexico they're passing a country that we as a team have gone through these stages with migrants many times and it's a country that's riddled with organized crime demanding kidnapping or demanding extortion money from migrants and controlling swathes of the trick through aware at times as corrupt officials where the shelters are close to overflowing so this is a really really perilous trip specially for children and especially on their own. the funeral of the u.k.'s prince philip has to take place later the saturday the husband of queen elizabeth died at the age of 99 last week only 30 close family
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members will be able to attend the private ceremony at windsor castle because of coronavirus restrictions its last day of campaigning before sunday's election in cape verde incumbent prime minister says his reelection will be good for the nation's oil and diamonds but his opponents accusing him of mismanaging the economy at a time of severe drought nicholas hack reports from the capital prayer. playing a familiar tune prime minister lucius correa e.c.l. vice trying to win votes in his final rally on the island of salbi scenting using the slogan the safe path he tries to reassure the people of the small island nation that have suffered from the economic fallout of the covert pandemic he says he's the one that should be trusted to lead the country for the next 5 years earlier so he said the spirit of the grass is the vast construction work you heard hills this
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is no coincidence it's our work we have created jobs and built an atmosphere of trust attractive investors. all lies according to his main challenger young a model from the old african party for the independence of keep bird known as the p.i. c.v. she has been traveling across the islands meeting voters he didn't just to the people know that beyond what this country needs is someone that has the will to walk this is a race to build a better nation for us holes she accuses the prime minister of selling the country's assets including the national airline the national electric and water company a modest says of the government has been mismanaging public funds. with the slogan have a bottle of us meaning a cape verde for everyone in the opposition leader on monday trying to appeal to both young 1st time voters and the traditional electorate if she wins she will be making history becoming the 1st female prime minister in this country's history.
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in this election there are hundreds of candidates for only 72 seats in the national assembly an important portion of the electorate are they kept virgins living abroad in the east coast of the united states portugal in europe they make up the majority of the population the money they send back as well as tourism fuel economy allowing the government to invest in green energy education and health care and over the course of a generation bird went from one of the world's least developed nations to a middle income country sustaining this success is the challenge for the country's next leader. nicholas hawke al-jazeera. brazil's president has sent a lesson to u.s. president joe biden recommitting to stop illegal deforestation and the amazon by 20 . u.s. climate envoy john kerry responded edging immediate action be taken to back up the
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pledge as hill has appealed for several $1000000.00 in international support to meet the goal. religious institutions in haiti are denouncing the kidnapping of a least 10 people by gang members a catholic church that has condemned the government's failure to take action and stop the rising violence to raise a bill has more. a mass to demand the release of 10 hostages taken by gangs in choir they were just outside port au prince. among those have ducted or 7 clerics 2 of them are french people here say they're increasingly concerned over the rising kidnappings in the past year. there are many people who have been kidnapped they got right and tortured many of them have never returned to normal we ask ourselves when will this internet country.
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during the service protesters took over the church denouncing what they call a lack of democracy in the country and blaming the government over rising violence . the police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstrators but it got back out as a teacher my life condition is very bad i can't live like this that's why i'm in the street to protest against a president who has not been doing anything for us. in recent months kidnappings for ransom have sharply increased the clerics were kidnapped by a group known as 400 mile or so gang locals say began seems to be in charge in some parts of the country. mandela was kidnapped and taken for a week she had to pay for her release women and children are now a target for kidnappers she did not want to show her face during the interview. given my back in a car stopped in front of me and 4 guys got out of the car they drew their guns to
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force me into it put the hood on my head imprest my neck i cried a lot. of protests have been ongoing import of prince against the government. and his apparent inability to solve the problems people face every day. the president failed to hold legislative elections in 2019 and has been ruling by decrease in then. moyes has said he plans to hold a constitutional referendum in june which critics call part of a larger effort to consolidate power. human rights groups say the only concern people have right now is the growing insecurity used talking about constitution used talking about referendum we cure have constitution that we should we can have a referendum in this climate of insecurity. the opposition says the international community continues to support leaders who fail to improve people's
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lives and that's why they say when elmore's remains in power while moyes says he's fighting a call. while the confrontation between the opposition and the government continues the lives of millions are caught in the middle threatened by kidnappings and violence that seem to be getting out of control. and deceit or. 3 astronauts who've been on a joint russian american mission have safely returned to earth the expedition came to an end when the soyuz spacecraft landed in kazakhstan the astronauts had been on the international space station for about 6 months orbiting the planet nearly $3000.00 times space x. has been awarded a $2900000000.00 contract to develop the commercial lunar lander for nasa it will also plan to take 2 astronauts to the moon as part of nasa says artemus program.

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