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we understand the differences and similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter what you see al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you. al-jazeera. al-jazeera. hello i'm adrian for the get this is that he's a live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes the global code 19 death toll tops 3000000 and is rising fast as countries deal with spiraling cases of vaccination setbacks. iran makes the rare move of identifying the man it once arrested in connection with last sunday's explosion and blackouts but it's the
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times nuclear sites. lebanon's collapsing economy makes this year's ramadan celebrations a somber affair. at a private funeral service is about to get under way in the u.k. for the ladies prince for me. and i'm we are going with sports major league soccer has started it and if they mean for a financial comeback after losing close to a $1000000000.00 during the pandemic. so we begin with a coronavirus pandemic which has now killed at least $3000000.00 people around the world that figure compiled by johns hopkins university is still rising quickly with deepening crises in countries like india brazil and france the true number is almost certainly significantly higher of while vaccination campaigns are rolling out quickly in some countries most a suffering repeated setbacks about a 3rd of the global covert 19 deaths are in europe let's join al jazeera as worry
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chalons in london europe still coping with a 3rd wave of infections worry at a slow vaccine rollout. yeah there are 3 countries in europe that have passed $100000.00 deaths each and i think it's worth looking at those 3 countries to see how actually the picture across europe is is not very uniform and different countries are having different experiences now the most recent graduates to that an enviable group is france which passed that 100000 marker earlier this week in france is currently deep in its lockdown with president macron saying that the country will remember every name and every face that has it is the 19 it has claimed so far you know schools are closed there's a curfew and there doesn't seem to be at the moment at least. a quick exit from
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that lockdown now above france on that list of 3 countries a with more than 100000 deaths as it's italy and then there's the united kingdom now italy is i think doing a little bit better than france now although it has had more deaths and the government there is saying that april 26th some parts of the country are going to be lifting various parts of the lockdown measures a lot of that though is to do with political pressure that is put it being put on marriott druggies governments by particular parties on the right which is saying look we need to get this country moving again it may prove to be too soon to actually do that and now there's a look at the u.k. the u.k. has the most number of deaths in europe but at the moment it is doing better than those other 2 countries earlier this week there were there was a big freeing up of society you had pubs and restaurants and cafes without all
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space being able to trade again you had. a people being able to go back to work non-essential shops opening up once again and that is largely because the country has done so well. with its vaccination program but all of this is fragile and only have to look at the headlines in the u.k. over the last couple days which are particular alarms about a variant of co that which is seems to come from india where is commonly believed to be causing a large spike in infections in india to know that things can change very quickly and if people's behavior or new variance come along that threaten a recovery and you can go back and say look down quite quickly and that's what can you and that's what the country and other countries should be worried about at the moment rory many thanks i was there as were a challenge there live in london thailand is facing a record rise in cases with more than 1500 reported on saturday but the thai government appears reluctant to order
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a 3rd lockdown as tony chang reports now from bangkok. mass covert testing at a basketball stadium in bangkok thailand on saturday recorded the highest rise in new cases for the 4th day in a row despite being the 1st country outside china to record infections thailand has kept the deaths within double figures but there are no real concerns the kingdom could be in the grip of a 3rd wave of the virus he might not say here i think this outbreak in thailand would be long because delete can vary and spread far. new restrictions have been placed on entertainment venues and restaurants banning the sale of alcohol 24 hour markets and gyms have had their opening hours limited but thailand's government appears to be doing everything in its power not to go into complete lockdown by made up now there is no lock down ok i sympathise with you but we would need to reduce the operating hours i don't want to close everything down closing is easy
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but who are those who are suffering. stopping the spread of covert 19 has come at a huge economic price closing thailand's borders the shut down the lucrative tourist trade and those businesses that have survived the pandemic so far would probably be finished if a 3rd wave extends the shutdown for much longer here in bangkok things are now noticeably quieter but business is being kept alive by the urban middle class outside the capital however many communities have seen incomes drop by more than 50 percent and that's not going to improve until the borders are reopened. the slow rate of vaccinations however means this won't happen for some time thailand has vaccinated fewer than one percent of the population despite attempts to focus on tourist destinations like because the local producer of the astra zeneca jab said this week they won't be in full production till june. many tiny businesses
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that will be too late tony ching al-jazeera. this is the news hour from our series still to come on the program. i'm having a tough day to try and. keep watching to find out why so many people running away from my. palestinian prisoners state rights groups renew calls for the release of those whose detention violates international law. that is for him exploited for. captain eri cain will be here with the details a little later 3. iran says that it's identified the suspect behind the attack on one of its nuclear facilities state television is reporting that the man fled the country before the attack on the town's plant on sunday to iran blamed israel for the operation
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calling it an act of nuclear terrorism let's go live now to tell us how big is that for us who is this man i said that iran says was behind the attack on the natanz plant. well we don't have much detail other than what's been put by state t.v. now we understand it's a 43 year old reza karim e who is allegedly behind the sabotage than attends a nuclear facility iran's main nuclear facility now we believe that he escaped the country before the incident according to iran and iran is seeking to get a hold of him and wants him to pull to issue an arrest warrant and he's image was on state t.v. now what does what's different different about this is that before when we have heard from the intelligence agencies that they are after suspects we have really heard names or images but in this case iran has released an image that this was played out on state t.v. they showed video footage of that natanz facility but we didn't see any of the
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damage that had taken place and iran is after this individual and they are circulating his image but hang on iran blamed israel for the attack which inflame tensions between the 2 countries this man has fled the country do they know where he's gone i mean what's he got to do with israel. well that's a very good question because from watching state t.v. you don't exactly know but what it could be is that iran is still blaming israel iran hasn't changed that at all that this individual could be someone that was recruited by foreign agencies that's our understanding from here in tehran it was similar when iran chief chief scientist and factories are there was assassinated again iran said that intelligence agencies from other countries had recruited people from within iran so this could be a similar case but those talks in vienna around the 2015 nuclear deal still ongoing
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they're finished for today but this continue over the next few days and all of this happens that happens under the shadow of iran enriching to 60 percent that's the highest iran has enriched ever even before the 2015 nuclear deal iran had only enriched to 20 percent and following on from this act of sabotage as iran has called it in a tense facility iran is now enriching to 60 percent although they say they have the ability to enrich to 90 percent that which is weapons or weapons grade iran has also installed a $1000.00 more advanced centrifuges at that natanz facility iran's main nuclear facility now we've heard from iran's chief negotiator he said that there seems to be a commonality in terms of achieving a goal but there are differences and serious differences which should be cleared up in the following days because of those negotiations in vienna. 0 as i said big reporting live from tehran i said many thanks indeed. israel says that it's
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conducted as strikes against targets inside the gaza strip its military says that it hit a hamas training facility and anti aircraft missile launch post and it's in response to a rocket fire from gaza which landed in southern israel on friday night no group has yet claimed responsibility for that attack. rights groups are using palestinian prisoners states dates or demand the release of people held in violation of international law the out of a prisoner support and human rights association says that there are nearly 5000 palestinians either imprisoned or detained in israel $183.00 of them a children $432.00 a so-called administrative detainees who could be held indefinitely without charge or trial and an estimated $550.00 prisoners are sick or have long term health conditions and a particularly vulnerable to the threat of co that 19 or in their style that speaks out a series that's actually going to name who's in gaza how exactly has the the pandemic
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affected prisoners in israeli jails. because 19 pandemic has added yet another risk in situations inside these israeli jails and prisons which human rights groups just cries as intolerable they say even before the covert 19 pandemic that thousands of palestinian prisoners in israeli detention were facing quote systemic torture medical negligence unsanitary and deteriorating living conditions and overcrowding we do know that some of those factors can help fuel a coded 1000 outbreak and there have been many in prisons all over the world last year bartsch actually specifically of last year the israeli government released $400.00 non violent palestinian prisoners and human rights groups are saying they need to do more they especially need to immediately release children people with
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chronic diseases those who are in it in administrative detention those are people who have not been charged and they have not gone to trial and the that often includes journalists human rights activists and politicians and another heard ship that palestinian prisoners have been facing is that during the pandemic as a precaution is the israeli prison service has halted all face to face family visits and on top of that we're learning that many israeli detention facilities don't have landlines which means many prisoners have also been able unable rather to even call their family members so human rights groups are urging israel not only to immediately release vulnerable populations inside the these prisons but also to install landlines to make at least at the bare minimum
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a phone phone call communication with family possible they're demanding that covert 19 precaution. they're taken inside prisons and that adequate medical care is ensured prior to coming on air we were speaking to a group of graduate students who were citing palestinian prisoners day and one of them asked us how can we get the international community to look at this issue as more than just a number unfortunately because of who had 19 restrictions and all commemorative events in the palestinian territories have been prohibited this year how serious that sasha game reporting live there from gaza natasha many thanks indeed fighters attacked to oil wells in northern iraq they used explosives against the facilities northwest of the city of kirkuk iraq's oil ministry says that it didn't cause any major damage and production was not affected. the funeral of the u.k.'s prince philip is almost on the way the husband of queen elizabeth died at the age
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of 99 last week only 30 close family members are able to attend the private ceremony at windsor castle due to coronavirus restrictions let's go live now to windsor and 0 steve barca is that for us steve the funeral set to come on the way formally after a minute's national silence in 45 minutes what's happening there right now. well right now where we're seeing military marching bands from various different sections of the armed forces from the navy the air force and the army actually marching into the main quarter of windsor castle the entire funeral itself will take place within the walls of the castle the advice given by the authorities to the general public is to stay away because of ongoing coronavirus restrictions and indeed the streets of windsor very very quiet as you mentioned the funeral itself will be significantly pared back and we know that originally in the funeral plans
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there were scope for possibly $800.00 people being invited to attend this funeral we now know that that will be limited to only 30 before the start of the funeral itself there will be a ceremonial procession steeped in symbolism prince philip had requested that his body be born to st george's chapel in windsor castle on the back of a specially adapted landrover in military colors something that he actually had played a role in designing along with the military walking behind his coffin his 4 children including prince charles and also his 2 grandsons prince harry and prince william prince harry has flown back from the united states and has been quarantining right up until this moment so we believe that harry and william will be meeting each other pretty much for the 1st time since the huge rift in the family over prince harry's decision to step back from public life within the royal family after the
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start of the funeral itself we expect it to be very very simple no eulogies no grand speeches before the prince's body is lowered into the family vault itself of course the royal family no stranger to public scrutiny but this of course is very much a private moment for a royal family in the midst of what is remembering the long long life of a man who has served both queen and country for 73 years. how does there isn't a bucket that live in windsor for the moment nave many thanks indeed beautiful day in the u.k. in the southern u.k. today for this funeral these are live pictures then from windsor castle where that funeral service is using it on the way within the next 45 minutes there will be. a minute's silence across the country though before the event fulminate begins
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let's speak to a royal historian and head of the history department at royal holloway university of london she joins us now via skype from cambridge in the u.k. as we were hearing that today's funeral will be a pad back event. to coronavirus restrictions but it will be a quite different services one that will be no 7 or eulogies we were hearing of that ukes request his body will be taken to the through windsor castle on the back of the landrover not in what should we be looking out for today. well it will be a ceremonial funeral like none other it's a whole funeral of course but it's also a family funeral and it's also set up writing the life of an incredibly centric an extraordinary man and i think we will see his hand print over many aspects of the
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service from the procession in that landrover that you mentioned through the readings which is chosen which will be very much evocative of his royal navy days the hymns the chosen that we somebody very pet choir of just 4 none of the mourners will be able to sing due to covert restrictions and then perhaps with a flourish and a smile people will look on as his coffin is lowered into the royal vault and the royal marine buglers all sound action stake stations which is the call to arms normally heard on naval ships to prepare for battle and that will be prince philip's final sign off so it will be an extraordinary centric occasion i think what will leave thinking he did it his way right to the end as he was known very his his desire for no nonsense this is actually quite fitting that as far as.
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his outlook is concerned that it is such a a pad back event today. absolutely he had made clear he didn't want a state funeral and he didn't want to lie in state but this is kind of beyond his wildest dreams the idea that it would be such a small intimate occasion principally focused on his family of course but also with a nod to his naval and military associations and the ceremonial procession that guards on parade very much point to that and he's choice of readings will demonstrate he's a great lover of faith of reading of theology very much down to down to him he was also of course the environmentalist really ahead of the time a great proponent of industrial design and engineering it will see that of course in in the landrover so yes it will be a relatively short and low key event as far as warrior funerals go but of course
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watched around the world both then personal an incredibly popular and of the moment many thanks indeed and i want to talk they're speaking from cambridge in the u.k. as live pictures again from windsor castle then all arms of the the the military forces the u.k.'s military forces will be taking part in. the proceedings today and as the for selling us earlier representatives of the the armed forces along with marching bands are have arrived at windsor castle. ahead of the formalities beginning maysa this hour and 40 minutes. hundreds of people have rallied in chicago in support of a teenage boy who was shot dead by police as outraged to about the shooting of
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a young black man by police to minneapolis during a traffic stop that been several incidents during the past month which have heightened tensions across the u.s. of issues of policing of racial injustice she had potentially reports. hundreds gathered in chicago a day after police released video from the march 29th killing of the 13 year old adam toledo by a police officer. in the off tomorrow the police had said that the boy had died in a confrontation you have the video shows to later complying with an instruction to put his hands up he's done shot dead an investigation is underway that i'm going from here to the video about him to later his death was released as the 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 not the result of
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a few bad apples and the mother of dante right again despaired of a system that may finally be putting police officers on trial but that remains fundamentally the group 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 driving to the car wash and coming home after that i'm not going to get fat but 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 just about police killings now they're also about the police response to protests about police killing on friday many of the protesters were both rubes in solidarity with samir
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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 a 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 on those here but the response to these demonstrations against unnecessary violence and the over policing of black communities. is a beam unnecessary violence and over policing. brooklyn something. has 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 to his mother called police raising concerns about his mental health officials also revealed 19 year old brandon hole was a former employee at the indianapolis center president by and has issued
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a statement describing gun violence as a stain on the country kristen 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 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 'd into the facility for a brief period of time the f.b.i. later revealed that the gunman
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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 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
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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 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 christian salumi al-jazeera eritrea has admitted that its troops all fighting in ethiopia's northern to grow region it's the 1st time the horn of africa nation has explicitly knowledged its role in the conflict eritrean forces are reportedly dressing as members of the ethiopian military both governments have previously denied their presence contradicting
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contradicting testimony from aid workers refugees and residents the u.n. says the eritrean forces have committed atrocities. well the u.n. says that hundreds of children were separated from their families. because attacked by a group last month many of them arriving in pemba from. reports . when an armed group attacked the town of palma in mozambique's kabul delgado province some of these women got separated from their children their plan was to reach the provincial capital hoping this sons and daughters had also managed to get here as well wouldn't you know it was i want this war to end i can't take it anymore people are left with nothing people are suffering a lot of children are without their parents you know how many pregnant women a hair without their husbands here by themselves i just want to live in peace i
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want this war to be over please let this will be over. after a few phone calls told her children are still stuck in parma hungry and afraid but right now she can't get to them the united nations says thousands of people fled palmer last month many of them are children traveling on their own some saw their parents speak so we have very very graphic and reports from callers that shouldn't even said some of the words telling us i saw my father being beheaded i saw my mother being killed and somehow we see other children bringing the younger brothers and they talk to us as tiny adults would say it's quite shocking the armed group calling itself with links to i so is behind the attacks that began in 2017 some of the mothers here say children are being kidnapped by the
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the boys are forced to become fighters and the girls forced into marriage and 16. and accompanied minors will eventually be pace with host families in mozambique that's if their parents or relatives can't be found but as attacks in kabul delgado province grow in size and frequency humanitarian workers warn more children could once again be on the move. al-jazeera him. we're at the midway point in this case that's going to be the full cost his office and. we've got some rather unsettled weather making its way across japan at the moment it will brighten up as we go into the early part of next week so there is that wetter weather and at times wintry weather over the high ground that's making its way further north woods and east with some heavy downpours and no flurries there aim to hokkaido further south it's fine to settle a soccer 17 celsius 17 celsius to 4 so beijing time she's here at around 24 degrees plenty of dry weather hazy sunshine temperatures nudging up
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a touch as we go on through monday air quality always an issue here of course 20 celsius that the soul as well will see highs of around 22 in tokyo by monday warm sunshine coming through some pleasant weather by this stage but we pushed further south where it is not quite as pleasant we have our super typhoon making its way towards the philippines in place to say that it does not look likely to make landfall as we go on through the next couple of days winds of around 240 kilometers per hour could get up there up to 50 over the next 24 hours or so it's moving pretty quickly and it looks a lot it's just not just way further north woods as we go on through the next day or so so will let me get close to that eastern side of the philippines should stay offshore but some very big waves that many. it's a many thanks still to come here all the news out of washington building up its at its eastern border ukraine's president goes to paris for emergency talks. for the 1st time in decades the castro family won't be in charge of cuba or i will cost
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wrote this stuff to god. and it spoils one of baseball's all time greats hits another career ladder. jump into the street there is a lot going on in this and julian and global community when i talk about the misinformation i think we all want to feed the hungry and be part of the debate don't ever take anybody's one word because there's always a difference when no topic is off the table we have been disconnected from our land we have been disconnected from who we are good enough to keep the new and e.t.p. part of today's discussion this dream on out is the era. this is one of them told us down things that no logical revolutions in all of this make our planet great that we have to meet the c o 2 emissions targets electric cars are made mitchum in motion they need to be
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mined sure people are just talking about the stars and that's going to solve the problem the world of business and commerce is driving the energy transition is the promise of clean energy an illusion the drop side of green energy. on al-jazeera. it is good to have you with us hello adrian for the get here in doha the headlines on al-jazeera 3000000 people have now died of covert 19 around the world the united states remains the country with the highest number of deaths followed by presumed cases of surging in south asia. iran says that it's identified the suspects it says
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targeted its main nuclear facility state television is reporting that the man fled the country before the attack on the son's plant last sunday. and live pictures from windsor in the united kingdom where the future rule of the u.k.'s prince philip is about to get on the way only 30 close family members are able to attend the private ceremony at windsor castle to 2 coronavirus restrictions . some breaking news for you now on al-jazeera a judge in sicily has ruled that italy's former interior minister salvini will have to face trial later this year the right wing leader will be tried for kidnapping over his decision to prevent 100 migrants from docking in italy as a way to halt migrant flows in 2019. health experts are warning of a humanitarian calamity in south asia which is fast becoming the global epicenter
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of the covert dieting outbreak the region's most populous nation india has registered many $235000.00 cases in the past day yet another day recalled priyanka gupta reports that on the outskirts of new delhi's ancient world city a young man buries his father. a few meters away a steady stream of mourners carry bodies of their loved ones in the capital's largest school for muslims it's now on most full families speak of their anger and despair as a day to keep piling up in the city's mortuaries. people are being made to run around but they're not letting anyone meet patients people are desperate even for drinking water over there doctors are not meeting the patients they are keeping their distance and if someone's oxygen finishes and that person is simply lying there an attendant. you delhi has imposed
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a weekend curfew and there are restrictions in one of india's most populous states my russia to slow infection rates in the west had treatments but reports of shortages of hospital beds medicine and oxygen have led to more fierce or i'm very very scared the situation is terrifying if i wasn't an essential worker i wouldn't have left my house at all no one should go out but this new social distancing here polling booths in some of the most politically charged regional elections are prompt. to pick what can we do unless people try to protect themselves how much can we do that's why i stood behind the line thinking i would try to manage and control the crowd but nobody listened. some blame petitions for holding large election rallies. on one hand over 1000 cases arising and leaders are doing rallies where they and their supporters are not even wearing. ask this is something to think about how people vote if they're not allowed to do it. footies hundreds of
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thousands of hindus have been gathering at camilla and imported religious festival increasing concerns off more infections now prime minister in the movie is urging us to keep the festival symbolic i mean criticism of the government's handling of the operate there calls to scale up vaccinations and impose tougher restrictions the for a 2nd wave of the virus in the world's 2nd worst affected nation gets even was practical. still to talk to a shark ramal who's the asia pacific health coordinator at the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies he joins us now live via skype from kuala lumpur good to have you with us dr is south asia about to become the new epicenter of the epidemic thank you for having me in the call. as we all know the speed at read the why this is reading insult is really alarming
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we are really concerned for the equally being in the south asia region with this sort of 98 is what we have seen in india and boss several days that they are all spend it according more than $200000.00 cases per day and now they have reached $100000.00 is countries like pakistan and what about these every quarter i get up at and hospital like nations since the beginning of the pandemic all of these factors cumulatively can surely mate. reason that next and all this 'd week 19 pandemic if this rate continues why is the virus spreading so rapidly throughout south asia. oh it can be multi factor or why the slightest is really spreading insult asian countries like this as we all know like we are now in the 2nd year of the cold 19 endemic and people are a bit sick and tired of following the basic public health measures which can
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protect them from the gulf of 19 on top of that the vitus is also getting smarter like we are right hearing about the billions of concern that the $17.00 b. 1351 and that the one radian what did initial data are selling that despite us not want to hop the dives higher transmissibility than though it is no strain all starts going up lightest to add as on top of that it is also 'd quite evident data that the b 117 can cause more sea bed disease increase hospitalisation which can really overstretched the already overstretched health system one of the hopes for a vaccination campaign being able to bring the virus on to control throughout the region particularly with these more transpose transmissible variants spreading. out like vaccination is not let that can completely bring down the over 90 pandemic it is rather one of the very important tools to bring down the kobe
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9000 pandemic we need to address the basic public health measure of washing and wearing the face moscow wiping the mosque route as well that maintaining its good distance and on top of that having that over 90 vaccine if we all do those efforts together that is the only way how we can bring down the pope in 1000 and really get to talk to dr many thanks indeed dr have a shark remained in quantum and you very much spending in the call. russia's f.s.b. security service says that it's detaining ukrainian diplomats in some petersburg it accuses of xander of trying to obtain classified information from russian law enforcement databases tension is already high with russian troops reportedly are massing along ukraine's border let's get more on this from charles stratford who's in kiev charles what more do we know about the reason why this ukrainian diplomat
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was arrested. vertical details specific details on why he was arrested other than what you've just reported adrian according to the russians f.s.b. that's their security service accusing him of yes trying to get or acquiring information from databases databases of. of nor enforcement agencies now we have heard or seen in the last hour or so a statement that has appeared on the russian foreign ministry's website saying that ukrainian consul. must leave russia within 72 hours from april the 19th seems that russia is taking decisive steps it was speculated whether in fact he was going to be expelled that seems to be the case now there hasn't been any official ukrainian reaction to that announcement yet but 4 hours ago we had
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quite a statement from the ukrainian foreign ministry spokesperson who said they described this as another provocation against the background of russia's destabilizing actions and they said that ukraine will decide on the form of response. and as you say this this detention and now this expulsion of this diplomat comes amid rising tension the deployment of was estimated to be around 100000 russian troops around the ukrainian border is russia saying that it has every right to do this that it poses no strike that it's a military exercise but of course world leaders and nato. to withdraw those troops we had the ukrainian president yesterday in paris for meetings with his french and german counterparts basically calling on european leaders to act quickly
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and equating. ukrainian safety with all of europe's safety and inviting russia for a full way talks in order to deescalate the situation so an incident like this the detention of now as seemingly the expulsion of this diplomat can only make matters worse and increase that tension in this region even more i was in a reporting live from kiev. cuba will be without a castro at the helm for the 1st time in 60 years 89 year old our wall has confirmed he's stepping down as head of the communist party here his brother fidel began their leadership of cuba after the revolution in 1959 augustan reports from havana what does raul castro's retirement mean for ordinary cubans all the sectors of the population are broadly supported by the government particularly those that live through the huge improvements in health care education public safety that were
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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 that we need only the 1st thing i'd change is i'd get rid of the blockade so that the spire of this country would change that only when the revolution triumphed it did a lot for society schools hospitals and there were other things that went backwards housing trade. for me the customer's legacy is that there is free education and health care and we should be grateful for that and i must tell you 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 street or that they take them away in 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
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silence been lashed 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 says the president will increase the refugee camp after changing plans twice he didn't initially promised to let in 65000 people a year but on friday signed an order to keep it at the trump era level of just $15000.00 refugees are allowed into the u.s. under a separate program to migrants and must be vetted will still be overseas many of those trying to get into the southern u.s. border a stopped along the way including other company children u.s. government figures show that more than 34000 unaccompanied minors were identified at the border with mexico between january and march this year john holdren has more
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from mexico city on why people feel the need to make the journey. let's talk about the push factors going out from central america there are already these countries guatemala el salvador honduras in a bad way to some especially is the 2nd poorest country in the western hemisphere but late last year 2 back to back storms really poll over i says specially 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 g 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 they get back in there would 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
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bringing their children if their parents were 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 the organizers crime demanding kidnapping or demanding extortion money from migrants and controlling swathes of trek through where at times as corrupt officials where the shelters are close to overflowing so this is a really really perilous trip especially for children and they specially on their own. more than $3000000.00 lebanese that's half the population of facing a tough ramadan the monthly cost of the meal to break the fast now costs $2.00 and a half times the minimum wage the world bank says that food prices that have become the highest in the region al-jazeera zana hoda reports from beirut. for millions of people in lebanon food is becoming a luxury prices had already increased 5 fold since 2019 before the holy month of
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ramadan began families of muslims are struggling to afford the if tar meal that breaks their dawn to dusk fast. prices are insane and they have gone up even more during ramadan a plate of salad with 6 times more disappear what do we do do we beg we're not used to begging ramadan is an important event in this time of calendar but there are few signs in this working class neighborhood gone are the lights decorations and the vending stalls with traditional drinks that are staples on an if tar table lebanon's economy has collapsed so has the local currency and that's reduced people's purchasing power. those who used to bike vegetables are now buying half while others buy a piece some just walk away after knowing the prices. a month of its star meals for a family of 5 is now estimated to cost $2.00 and
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a half times the minimum wage which is worth $60.00 at the black market rate and with no hard currency it's that rate which dominates trading. our salary hasn't changed but the prices have soared as desperation grows so have scuffles over subsidized goods and supermarkets lebannon imports most of its food and there have been shortages as the government runs out of dollars. despite wheat being subsidized by the government the price of bread has also increased over a month buying a single pack of bread a day will cost more than 10 percent of the minimum wage charities helping the vulnerable have had to expand their efforts unemployment is rising and at least half the population of 3000000 people is poor. maya taro tells me her organization feeds up to 1600 families a months base that if we don't receive the food this month in my mean that we might
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not have the far or i mean we have to have a long many have had to change their diets some have stopped buying meat at herb's and spices. we used to buy an ounce of paper for 2 and a half dollars now costs more than $10.00 what are the poor going to 8 politicians failing to agree on a reform minded government also means there won't be international aid and now lebanon is on the un list of hunger hotspots. that space x. has been awarded a $2900000000.00 contract to develop a commercial lunar lander for nasa it will also plan to take 2 astronauts to the moon as part of nasa as awesome as program which wants people back that by 2024 the company beats allison founder jeff bezos is private space and blue origin a defense contract dianetics. just ahead here in sports major
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league soccer is hoping the better times are ahead as a new season kicks off near here but all the details. came from the countryside to cairo and became part of a life. they say is different from being the former al-jazeera world meets the man you've been keeping a close eye on residential life in the big cities for decades but who may now be passing into history. he wasn't dormant but he's now managed by a security company the doman of egypt on al-jazeera. vaccines a promising path out of the pandemic but implementing the greatest inoculation in history is testing the global community around the world already a clear gap between rich nations and poor ones when it comes to vaccinating their
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populations from the geopolitics to the pure economics the misinformation and the latest developments what's going on here is very different for the vaccine comes in the form of a nasal spray special coverage of the corona virus pandemic. or . 0000. 00 market trying to support his lia thank you adrian will major league soccer has started its new season with some teams welcoming fans into their stadiums for the 1st time in more than a year the league has suffered huge financial losses during the pandemic but that has not stopped new teams from joining and the richardson reports got away from the trolls out of his car instead of the bill by traveling as far as. the seattle
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sounders could hardly have asked for effect to stocks at this season the big win and for the 1st time in 13 months a limited number of fans were able to watch the action inside their stadium a lack of crowds at many venues last season's contributes to major league soccer losing close to $8000000000.00. the man in charge of the league says the pandemic has given its walls he known as plenty of pools for thoughts stray dogs crossing to the far side. their ability to sort of empower everybody around them to have optimism and confidence by the way at no time with that that get more tested then during the you know i would speak to owners a lot and say we have to spend most of our time ensuring that we can get through this with some of our time ensuring that we can move forward. in city's uncertain times comes a new team austin f.c.
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$15000.00 season tickets have been sold and a $260000000.00 stadium is close to completion a celebrity car owner completes the package why not become an owner well. coming in my fifties and got 3 children i travel the world with my job what's the one game that's always in town whether i'm in right convex whether i mean cleveland where i'm in new york whether i'm in cape town when i'm in mali after just one game that's always in town. football as we call it soccer in america david beckham is part of the ownership team behind into miami with the team heading into the 2nd season an underwhelming debut campaign has prompted beckons a call on his former manchester united team mate phil neville for help these are the best moments this is why the job this is why you get into football for the big moments when you actually go out there you're playing for the 3 points you played well for you know to get up and not leave start the seas well to to test yourself
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against the best managers in the best players. everyone involved in the league hoping this season the focus can stay on the football and the fans can remain in the stands and the richardson al-jazeera west ham have missed out on the chance to go 3rd in the english premier league they were beaten 32 by newcastle and stay in 4th place the when moves newcastle 9 points clear of the relegation places and harry kane scored twice for tottenham in a 22 draw against everton before picking up an ankle injury and just before full time the result we've spurs in 7th place with everton just behind tottenham as manager says he doesn't enjoy playing games like this without fans it's empty stadium is not football. with some park full is a difference starting by one side more difficult but another side's more exciting
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and more explosive so football results fans and it's like. good food but it's all salt and pepper. ronald cumin has the chance to win his 1st title as barcelona as head coach or so are about to take on a lead to bilbao in the copa del rey final the spanish media is reporting that cumin may lose his job if the team fails to win a trophy this season. because we had a run of 19 games without losing we are losing one match and then i need to talk about my future. maybe i need to accept. i don't agree. but i think you have to do your job you have to talk to the people in the club. and i have one more year of contract in the last few minutes lewis hamilton has taken pole position for the. grand prix in italy his mercedes team made for the
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both of us was quickest in both practice sessions on friday but he'll be starting down in 5th place hamilton won the opening race of the season in bahrain. baseball pitcher max scherzer has hit another career at landmark the washington nationals player young on the all time career strikeouts list scherzer total now stands at $2808.00 he's closing in on a place in the all time top 20 his efforts in this game helped the nationals to a 10 win over the arizona diamondbacks. and teams have been able to welcome back limited crowds this season there are some downsides to that though unhappy new york yankees fans there were balls on to the outfield during this defeat against the tampa bay rays the game had to be pause during the on rest the yankees went on to lose it $82.00 and they sit in the last spot in the american league east. all right that's like a sport for me back already adrian many thanks indeed we'll be live in windsor in
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the u.k. as the funeral of britain's prince for the goats on the way in just a few of us. see about. playing. in colombia in the mid ninety's cocoa fields covered homes stretches of land far from the cities which were now on the high surveillance the end of the ninety's people were talking about the potential for preserving a knocker sticked with the guerrillas to help drug traffickers sought refuge in the jungles of mountains well out of the state's reach. a fall right militia of $20000.00 men the united self defenders of colombia to fight the guerrillas. meanwhile colombia's not just so much military suffered ambushes by the fall soldiers were abducted in the hundreds the systematic killing led to the displacement of millions of people the paramilitaries dictated that lands in the
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zones they took on the areas the state could never reach under pressure from the dea the criminals who came off the problem escobar hunted down the shell companies were dismantled under arresting increased. al-jazeera goods beneath the waves with a team of women determined to save the dolphins we all share the same responsibility we need it is i think looting a project in amazing our name using a variety of scientific techniques to try to study their behavior we can monitor them for their vocal photos and behavior we're able to know how they're adapting to their new environment women make science dolphin sanctuary on al-jazeera. from the al-jazeera london broke out to people in thoughtful conversation i can be in my culture i can still raise my voice against bigotry aki with no host and no
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limitations the pandemic actually exposed the injustice in our society to as mccarthy and has done a cat in hospitality we have protected these men who are violent and bully be unscripted and algis there. is some of these former deputy prime minister matteo salvias ordered to stand trial accused of kidnapping to stranded refugees and migrants at sea. hello again i'm adrian for the good this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the global covered 19 death toll tops 3000000 is rising fast as countries deal with spiraling cases of vaccination setbacks.

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