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revealing eco friendly solutions to combat threats to our planet on al-jazeera the arab. and italian judge orders the former interior minister material salvini to stand trial for stranding a group of migrants at sea in 2019. my . fellow there i'm home here dean and this is al jazeera life and doha also coming up 3000000 people have no died from covert 19 and the number of infections is wise in this country is deal with facts and nations setbacks.
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eritrea admits for the 1st time its troops have been fighting in ethiopia's to grow a region where they're accused of committing atrocities. the us the end the. and britain's prince philip is better final farewell by his widow queen elizabeth restricted handful of royal family members. but 1st an italian judge has ordered former interior minister and deputy prime minister material vini to stand trial the right wing league party leader has been charged with kidnapping in a case involving a ship that was carrying refugees and migrants 2019 were a chance is in london. actually being 2 very similar legal cases.
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has been broiled in they are both of them links to 2 separate incidents where ships that try to dock. on the italian coastline with migrants on board that are being rescued at sea were prevented from doing so by the italian government at the time and one of them was called the n g o stories are operated by spanish ngo the ship is called the open hands and the other one was a italian coast guard vessel called the gregor se both of these ships were basically kept off the coast of italy over the space of a month or so the open hands was in july 2019 and the gregory 2 was in august 2090 now these legal cases have basically been brought against selvi need to try to work out whether there should be 2 separate trials for 'd the charge of kidnapping
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that he could be held responsible for the illegal kidnapping of these migrants on board these vessels now one of them the open hands has now been referred to trial the other one is still ongoing last week a prosecutor said that it shouldn't go to trial and a judge will decide on that in a few weeks time. more than 3000000 people have now died of covert 19 world wise 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 many cases were overlooked in the early stages of the outbreak government miscounting unpossible concealments are also factors and while vaccination campaigns are rolling it quickly in some countries most are suffering repeated setbacks rare but dangerous blood clots and has also been linked to 2
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vaccines was i think fast becoming the global epicenter of the region's most populous nation india has registered nearly 235000 cases in the past day alone yet another daily records priyanka gupta reports. on the outskirts of new delhi's ancient walled city a young man buries his father the. a few meters away a steady stream of mourners carry bodies of their loved ones in the capital's largest graveyard for muslims it's now on was 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 patient they are keeping their distance and if someone's oxygen finishes and that person is simply lying
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there an attendant. you delhi has imposed to weaken curfew and there are restrictions in one of india's most populous states my russia to slow infection rates in the worst hit regions 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 in essential work arrived. and left my house at all no one should go out but this new social distance of here polling booths in some of the most politically charged regional elections cramped. what can we do unless people try to protect themselves how much can we do that's why i stood behind the lines because i will try to manage and control the crowd but nobody listened. some are blaming petitions for holding large election rallies. on one hand over 1000 cases arising and leaders are doing rallies where they and
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their supporters are not even wearing masks this is something to think about how people vote if they're not allowed to do it. for days hundreds of thousands of hindus have been gathering at camilla an important religious festival increasing concerns of more infections now prime minister in the movie is urging worshipers to keep the festival symbolic amid 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 worse. iran says it has identified the suspects behind the attack on one of its nuclear facilities state t.v. is reporting the man fled the country before the attack on the natanz plants on sunday to her on blames israel for the operation calling it an act of nuclear terrorism said big has more from to her on. we understand it's a 43 year old reza karim
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e who who is allegedly behind the sabotage at the natanz 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 interpol to issue an arrest warrant and he's image was aired on state t.v. now what does what's different different about this is that before when we have heard from the intelligence ministry or the 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 damage that had taken place and iran is after this individual and they are circulating his image iran is still blaming israel iran hasn't changed that at all but 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
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scientist most in fact result there was assassinated again iran said that other intelligence agencies from other countries had recruited people from within iran so this could be a similar case eritrea has admitted its troops are fighting in ethiopia is northern region it's the 1st time the horn of africa nation has explicitly knowledge that ruled in the conflict eritrean forces are reportedly dressing as members of the ethiopian military both governments had previously denied their presence contradicting testimony from aid workers refugees and residents the u.n. says the eritrean forces have committed atrocities william davison's the senior ethiopia analyst at the international crisis group he says both governments are most likely to be held accountable. ethiopia's governments admitted the president and said they would withdraw and eritrea said nothing that did lead to suspicions that there was
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a difference between the 2 governments who are allies in this conflict integrate so perhaps eritrea as government also wanted to dispel the idea that there was any major splits between and asmara over this issue. military was was part of an operation to remove from power. regional government which fell into dispute with ethiopia's federal government and the line now being adopted by both governments is that this was simply a matter. of security also securing some border areas are part of the conflict began and the evidence is that eritrea is military has been almost all over to great and heavily engaged in the fighting since november and has also been accused of those atrocities joint investigation that's supposed to be getting underway between the united nations human rights investigators and here in investigators so we will have to see what the mandate is what level of access they have got on the
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ground they get on the ground what types of accountability processes. at this stage it's very hard to say but given the scale of the a trust is i imagine that at some point. both ethiopia and eritrea and military personnel will probably be held accountable. ukraine is expelling a russian diplomat after a ukrainian diplomats was detained in st petersburg russia accuses oleksandr saluki of trying to classified information and has ordered him home ukraine rejects the allegations which come at a time of already high tensions russian troops have been amassing along ukraine's border. britain's prince philip has been laid to rest in the royal vaults at windsor castle that you could edinburgh died at the age of 99 last week only 30 family members were able to attend the private ceremony because of coronavirus restrictions prince philip was the u.k.'s longest serving concerts to be narry to
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queen elizabeth for more than 73 years the fokker has more now from windsor and. according to some reports that may be water prince philip would have wanted a man who wasn't all that keen on standing on ceremony however there was a significant amount of pageantry in this funeral his body was brought to st george's chapel within the confines of windsor castle on a specially kitted out open for land rover flanked by members of the military who had a multitude of different orders from the royal air force the navy and the army as well and also walking behind his coffin his 4 children including prince charles and his 2 grandsons prince harry and prince william meeting for the 1st time in many many months after the growing disputes over prince harry's future role in the royal family putting something of a lonely figure in st george's chapel itself was queen elizabeth because of
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restrictions having to sit some distance away from the rest of her family at this deeply personal moving moment in her life after the death of a man that spent 73 years loyally her side. still has on al-jazeera the muslim holy month of ramadan is a time of reflection and celebration has become a struggle for many in lebanon plus. the abduction of priests in haiti has reached the nation bringing a special report. hello things with certainly heating up across much of the middle east particularly in the
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levant region we're seeing temperatures in turkey edging up into the mid twenty's we were barely seeing them hit the double figures a few weeks ago so lots of sunshine coming through clearer skies there will be some isolated showers across northern areas but for the south things are drying up and it's a similar story for iraq and into syria to edging up into the high thirty's and see what happens in beirut as we go into monday temperatures reaching up to 35 degrees for the south things heating up across the gulf states 38 degrees in kuwait 38 as well in doha we will have a bit of a wind kicking through blowing the dust up and will have hazy sunshine for many areas of the u.a.e. and into those isolated showers we saw in saudi arabia and now dried up and the heat is definitely coming through so we have to north africa things are looking rather hot here those thundershowers continuing across the ethiopian rift valley
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into somalia and affecting parts of kenya but much of that rain is across central parts of africa into monday will see heavy a showers across western parts of the democratic republic of congo. this is one of the best down there there are no logical revolutions in all of this make our planet pretty good we have to meet the c o 2 emission targets electric cars are made mitchum in motion they need to be mine to where people are just talking about the soldiers if that's going to solve. the world of business and commerce is driving the energy transition it's the promise of clean energy an illusion the dump side of green energy. on al jazeera. org
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. this is al jazeera quote right or over the top stories this hour former italian interior minister matosi has been ordered to stand trial the right wing league party leader has been charged with kidnapping in a case involving a ship carrying refugees and migrants in 20193000000 people have now died of covert 19 around the world the united states remains the country with the highest number of deaths by brazil all cases are surging in south asia and britain's prince philip has been laid to rest in the more falls of windsor castle duke of edinburgh died at the age of 99 last week the 30 calls while family members were able to attend the private ceremony because of coronavirus restrictions. the un says hundreds of
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children were separated from their families when a town in northern mozambique was attacked by an armed group last month many of them arriving in pemba from where has this report. when an armed group attacked the town of parma in mozambique kabul dug out of province some of these women got separated from their children their plan was to reach pemba the provincial capital hoping this sons and daughters had also managed to get here as well but i'm sure 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 want this war to be over please let this war be over. after a few phone calls is told her children are still stuck in parma hungry and afraid
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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 being so we have very very graphic reports from cutler's that shouldn't even said some of the words telling us i saw my father being beheaded i saw my mother being killed and some we see other children bringing the younger brothers and they talk to us as tiny adults it's sad it's quite shocking the armed group calling itself al-shabaab with links to eisele is behind the attacks that began in 2017 some of the mothers here they children are being kidnapped by the arm 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 if their parents or relatives kaante found but as
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attacks in kabul delgado province grow in size and frequency the man a tear in work has worn more children could once again be on the move how to al-jazeera him most any. more than $23000.00 prisoners have been pardons and released by myanmar's military leader it's unclear though whether any of them are approved more crecy answers soon arrested during protests against the recent koon apologies are customary to mark the new year holiday in march this is the 2nd time the germans or has done so since it seized power in february. hundreds of people have rallies in chicago in support of a teenage boy who was shot dead by police the sight range too but shooting of a young black man by police near minneapolis you're in a traffic stop have been several incidents during the past month which have heightened tensions across the u.s. but the issues of policing and racial injustice she have written reports. hundreds
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gathered in chicago a day after police released video from the march 29th killing of 13 year old adam toledo by a police officer. in the off tomorrow if the police had said that the boy had died then all md confrontation you have the video shows to 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 center following the killing of dante 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 a few bad apples and the mother of dumb to rights 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
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never going to get just justice would be bringing my son home to me justice would have been my son jiving to the carwash in coming home after that i'm not going to get that 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 home. so you get this thing on a police pension right now while my son is going to be buried in a few days and that's not ok but the protests in brooklyn center aren't just about police killings now they're also about the police response to protests about police killings on friday many of the protestors were bathrobes 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
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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 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 cabbagetown see al-jazeera brooklyn's and. police in indianapolis identified the gunman who killed 8 fed-ex workers before killing himself officials also revealed 19 year old brandon holes a former employee at the indianapolis center in last month there in 2020 president joe biden has issued a statement urging members of congress to pass gun control legislation. rights groups are using palestinian prisoners day to demand the release of people held in violation of international law their damir prisoner support and human rights
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association says there are nearly 5000 palestinians either imprisoned or detained in israel $183.00 of them are children and $432.00 are so-called administer to detainees you can be held indefinitely without charge or trial and an estimated $550.00 prisoners are sick or have long term health conditions and are particularly vulnerable so the threat of call that 19 that's a good name has more now from gaza. the covert 19 pandemic has added yet and other risks in situations inside these israeli jails and prisons which human rights groups just cried as intolerable they say even before the 18 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 of 1000 outbreak
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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 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 human rights groups are urging israel not only to immediately release vulnerable populations inside these prisons but also to install landlines to make at least at the bare minimum of phone phone call communication with family possible they're demanding that covert 19 precautions are taken inside prisons and that adequate medical care is insured. more than
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$3000000.00 lebanese that's half the population are facing a tough ramadan the monthly cost of the meal to break their fast cost $2.00 and a half times the minimum wage the world bank says food prices that have become the highest in the region so you know holder has more from beirut. for millions of people in looking on food is becoming a luxury prices had already increased 5 fold since 2019 before the holy month of ramadan. families of muslims are struggling to afford the if tar meal that breaks their dawn to dusk fast. fish prices are insane and they have gone up even more during ramadan a plate of salad will cost $6.00 times more disappear what do we do do we beg we're not used to begging ramadan is an important event in this time a 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
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on an if tar table lebanon's economy has collapsed so has the local currency and that's reduced people's purchasing power going to. those who used to buy kilos 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 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. though 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
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a month buying a single pack of bread a day will cost more than 10 percent of the minimum wage charities helping the bottle bill have had to expand their efforts unemployment is rising and at least half the population of 3000000 people is poor. maya terrell tells me her organization feeds up to 1600 families a months base that if we don't receive the food but this month in my mean that we might not have the spot or i mean we have to have a long many have had to change their diets some have stopped buying meat and herbes and spices in the magic 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. played out. religious
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institutions in haiti are ads and then sing the kidnapping of at least 10 people by gang members the catholic church there has condemned the government's failure to take action and stokes the rise in violence to resemble as more. a mass to demand the release of 10 hostages taken by gangs inquired they were just outside. border prince. among those abducted or 7 clerics 2 of them are french people here say they are increasingly concerned over the rising kidnappings in the past year. you know 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. 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
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. 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 was given much by a loved one with a car stopped in front of me and 4 guys got out of the car they drew their guns to force me into it put the hood on my head imprest my neck i cried a lot. i was protests have been ongoing important princess against the government.
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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 decreasing them. maurice 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 conservation is talking about referring them would kill to have constant ship to ship which here have a referendum in this climate of insecurity. the opposition says the international community continues to support leaders who fail to improve people's 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
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the lives of millions are caught in the middle threatened by kidnappings and violence that seem to be getting out of control. and. this is al jazeera and these are the headlines former italian interior minister material serving the has been ordered to stand trial the right wing league party leader has been charged with kidnapping in a case involving a ship carrying refugees and migrants 2019 or a challenge has more from london. the open on the ship the spanish and that's the one where the judge has said that yes this is if there is a case for solving the so onset and that this should go to war to trial a week ago in the other one the gregor retie a prosecutor a state prosecutor said actually no there isn't a case.


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