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one versus the markets with the turkish economy already on the brink will the president's unconventional economics take over yet cost mozambique huge gas reserves big investors and an insurgency that could derail it all. counting the costs on al-jazeera. covered 19 deaths past 3000000 globally and a study in brazil is warning the virus is killing more babies and children. come on peter dhabi you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here and also coming up after a public outcry president joe biden confirms he will raise his predecessor's lou cap on the number of refugees. iran's top negotiator says talks to restore the
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2015 deal are on the right track as the u.n. nuclear watchdog confirms it's in rich to renia up to 60 percent purity. and queen elizabeth bids farewell to prince philip her husband of 73 years a scaled back funeral attended by just 30 guests. it's been more than 14 months since the 1st known case of covert 19 was detected now the world is once again confronting a staggering toll more than 3000000 people have died worldwide the worst affected country remains the united states with more than half a 1000000 deaths but it's india that's recording the fastest rising cases nearly 235000 infections. been reported in yet another daily record brazil has the
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highest daily death toll in the world just under $3000.00 and known to have died in the past 24 hours and a new study is warning more babies and children are dying in brazil because of the virus. has a report from the colombian capital bogota. night burials have become the norm and so paolo's mean cemetery as grave diggers struggle to keep up with bodies piling up more than a quarter of the world's coronavirus stats recorded last week were in brazil with new variants proving more contagious in dangerous. health officials are even asking women to delay pregnancies. at this moment of the pandemic hilt when we see there is a difficult situation in maternity wards because of the situation that's happening in maternity wards he should be evaluated as like what happened with the 6 saying
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if possible we recommend delaying pregnancy and to a more suitable moment so you can have your pregnancy in a more peaceful way. meanwhile a new study says coronavirus in brazil is affecting an alarmingly high number of babies in children who stepped all could be 3 times more than official estimates. and hospitals are running out of beds in crucial drugs for patients. and international aid organizations say the brazilian government of j you're also matter of the night here is to blame for thousands of avoidable deaths this disease needs to be taken seriously by the authorities. this morning and they need help. there is no national centrally coordinated that fisi interests. if a semester's which we have seen working in other contexts like limiting. movements
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and activities awaiting. physical. and increased measures i do not implement. i bet even in countries with more stringent restrictions in place new variants are driving major surges ingrowing dissent i think on this capital bogota where a new total lockdown has been imposed on weekends small shop owners and street vendors took to the streets in protest no thought at all. we go hungry every time we close and go into quarantine i am a humble worker i still do so on the street that's what i live from i don't have anyone to help me or. similar scenes in argentina a country reporting the highest number of infections since the start of the pandemic. parents and children protested outside the presidential palace after president i'll bet a 5th man this announced schools will be shut again for 2 weeks. but hospitals on
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the brink of collapse governments say they have no choice but to impose new stay at home orders and other restrictions and with just a fraction of latin americans backs united and a shortage in supplies there will be many more months before things will improve alexandra. well as we've been mentioning india is struggling to cope with a surgeon infections variance 1st detected in the u.k. south africa and brazil as well as a double nuisance strain of the virus are believed to be behind the recent increase priyanka gupta reports 2. on the outskirts of new delhi's ancient walled 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 the graveyard for muslims it's now on wistful 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
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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 a weekend curfew and there are restrictions in one of india's most populous states my russia to still infection rates in the west had treatments but reports of shortages of hospital beds medicine and oxygen have led to more fears or i'm very very scared the situation is terrifying if i wasn't in essential work or i wouldn't have left my house at all no one should go out but there's no social distancing here pulling boots in some of the most politically charged regional elections cramped. up there what can we do unless people try to protect themselves how much can we do that's why i stood behind a line thinking i would try to manage and control the crowd but nobody listened.
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some are blaming 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 masks this is something to think about how people vote if they are not alive 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 worshippers 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 effect. deletion gets even worse practically. canada's biggest province on terrio is expanding and extending a stay at home order as experts warn infections that could rise 6 fold the police
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are being given new powers to stop and question people who've left their homes non-essential travel is banned the province reported almost 5000 new cases on friday we know that if we hang in there hunker down and follow the rules for the coming weeks as much as we're tired of them as much as we're frustrated we have a chance of getting to this summer in much better shape this is a moment for us to dig deep at what is hopefully the very late stages of this pandemic for us all and make it through its time to show our neighbors and our loved ones what we're all made of as we keep people safe most u.s. schools that were closed during the pandemic have started allowing students back into the classroom for at least some face to face learning but it's not happening
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fast enough for some parents they say their children's physical and mental health is suffering and they're taking government officials to court his christian salumi . it's been a grueling school year for 17 year old mitchell gilman with his basement bedroom serving as his classroom he admits it's been hard to stay motivated during virtual learning it was definitely a challenge not quite knowing my teachers that this fear of not being in a classroom and sitting inside your house day after day. how full of the fun part of school was going in and socializing with your friends is extra curricular activities like basketball are happening but is all the more monotonous. less stuff to do and while new york city's secondary schools recently reopened time actually in the classroom is limited his mother got worried when he started sleeping more
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and eating less is he really excited about learning no he's not in the laboratory he's not in the hallways he's not in the cafeteria at school he's not engaged in school. time that's why parents like her in new york new jersey and los angeles are taking school officials to court in new york and on line campaign raised nearly $25000.02 pay attorney general megace to represent them or the safest places for children he blames teachers unions not safety concerns for ongoing reopening delays which he says are putting children at risk there have been some kids who have committed suicide the kids are depressed they want to go back and it's not only going back to school they want to engage in their extracurricular activities whether it's sports or chess club or whatever it may be they want to go back to normalcy a c.d.c. study shows emergency room visits for mental health related issues among older children rose more than 30 percent at the height of the pandemic. in response to
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the lawsuit new york's mayor argues that almost all city schools like michel's are open for in person learning but parents point out that most students are only allowed to attend part time and even when they're in the classroom they are on the line often learning from a teacher who is that whole. unions point to poor ventilation and overcrowded conditions as safety concerns unique to city schools as for mitchell who attends a public performing arts school there's more spring in his steps and stance instructions resumed it's the one class he's able to do in person his family and others are pushing for all classes to be in person by autumn kristen salumi al-jazeera new york ok let's wrap up our. the top story for you so far today the people protesting in the u.s. state of minnesota for a 7th night against the police shooting of a 20 year old black man these pictures coming to us live from brooklyn center large
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fences have been put up around a police station in brooklyn sent over the demonstrators a rally for the past week police officer. has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter after fatally shooting donte right during a traffic stop it prompted a debate over whether the charge goes far enough we heard from donte rights mother across this time yesterday saying the charge does not go far enough at the center at the epicenter of this case is the claim from the police officer that she mistakenly went for her handgun instead of her taser she deployed the gun she used the gun instead of using taser of course when it all goes to court will be front and center of all the debate going on as the prosecution moves forward those live pictures from brooklyn center as we now head into route 2 of those protests.
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and meanwhile anti police protests turned violent in the city of oakland in california this was the aftermath of a rally on friday night several cars and buildings were damaged there. the u.s. president joe biden has confirmed the number of refugees allowed into the united states this year will soon be increased from what was an historic low mr biden had initially agreed to limit submissions to 15000 people that was a camp set by his predecessor donald trump now that was criticized by democrats and refugee advocates prompting the white house to say quote a final increased cap would be set by the middle of may i did your castro has more on mr biden's u. turn. first of all this reversal came very quickly at the beginning of the day on friday and here in washington the white house had said that biden what is actually break his promise to lift the cap on emissions to refugees and keep it at the trump
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historically low level of $15000.00 and that unleashed an outcry from democrats who said that that decision was shameful very quickly then the white house reversed course said that there would be more refugees admitted after all but hasn't said exactly how many and as to why there has been a lot of criticism for the way that the white house has communicated about this 1st they said it was because it would take time to rebuild of the damage that the trumpet ministration had done to the office of office of refugee resettlement which had been gutted under the previous president later though today president biden said that the situation was very much tied to what's happening at the border of the united states with mexico of course that's where we're seeing a historic wave of migrants many of them unaccompanied children trying to enter the country from central america and it is the same office of refugee resettlement who must then process those miners and president biden earlier today said that that was
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a crisis on the border and that the bureaucracy of that office is strained nevertheless he says he's trying to admit more refugees into the country. close more ground still to cover for you here on al-jazeera including now i get emotional when i talk about it. it's in my it's in my blood i feel such a connection here. a diaspora returns why people are choosing to leave in europe and america in favor of the cape for dialogue. hello there we've got some rather nasty weather pushing across the deep south of the u.s. you can see the thunder has a rumbling away him moving across the deep south into the florida panhandle it's on
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its way out things will quiet down as we go through the next couple of days i want to spring showers just around the tennessee valley pushing up towards the northeast and cold around the appalachians all the parts of the appalachians over towards new england places sunshine as well temperatures into the mid to high teens and not too bad it's 0 and not see betty went to canada or 1214 degrees celsius but on the cool side there once again for want to pay a high of just one degree here we could see some wintry flurries just around the canadian prairies pushing down across the northern plains wintry flurries to a possibility around the mountain states of the u.s. just spilling out of alberta further west we got warmth for base a we got was rather pacific northwest seattle $24.00 degrees celsius and 5 i can see as a result of that and it's a similar picture as we go on through monday perhaps more snow coming down across the northern plains by this stage cold enough in denver just 4 degrees celsius sweater weather still there into florida for a time which latches way across the yucatan peninsula as we go on through the next
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couple of days for much of the caribbean sunshine and cellists. planet earth a wondrous diverse ecosystem but human activity is the escalating climate change and posing an accidental threat in the lead up to us to al jazeera run special coverage documentary discussions and reports exploring the consequences of our actions and inactions and showcasing ways in which some are seated to turn the tide a season of programming exploring the climate crisis ahead of earth day on al-jazeera.
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welcome back welcome if you're just joining us you're watching al-jazeera i'm peter dhabi your headlines 3000000 people have died of covert 19 around the world though experts say the true number of deaths is likely to be much higher than that trigger brazil has the highest daily death toll in the world just under 3000 people known to have died in the past 24 hours. there in protest for a 7th straight lines in the u.s. state of minnesota against the police shooting of a 20 year old black officer came potter has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter after fatally shooting down to write a string of traffic stop. and the u.s. president joe biden is promising to raise the limit on the number of refugees allowed into the united states he's done a u. turn backtracking on a decision to maintain a couple $15000.00 per year that was imposed by his predecessor the republican president paul topper. the un's nuclear watchdog says iran is enriching uranium at
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60 percent purity confirming earlier statements from tehran that comes as members of the 2015 nuclear deal continue efforts to revive the agreement in vienna which the former us president donald trump pulled out of the e.u. and russia negotiators a positive about progress being made on the head of the iranian delegation says the talks are on the right track. and the phenomenon it seems a new understanding is in the offing all sides have a commonality in their final objective the path that we have to pay is now clear as we have said many times and interested in protected negotiations but talks and needed to shed light on all discussions in naturally talks will continue we think talks are now at a point where all sides concede and begin trafton a joint don't command it can start even now at least in areas that the 2 sides of common ideas. senior fellow at the national iran american council she says
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iran wants to return to the deal but is being consistently provoked. i think we have to separate the enrichment issue from going to go she ations issue and the reason for that is the 60 percent enrichment was a direct reaction to the attack on that sounds to the nuclear facility on mountains and so while you have the international community the p 5 plus one you have the united states and iran trying to return to the deal there are still those parties it appears to be that this is another sabotage attack by israel there are still those parties who are opposed to the deal and so they are still continuing to use methods of sabotage to undermine the deal but iran is quite serious about returning to the deal and if we do so obviously under the obligations of the deal iran would not enrich at 60 percent it would come back down to $3.00 from the u.s. perspective it's a little bit murkier from the iranian perspective returning to compliance is fairly straightforward you know it's a matter of how much uranium they have how much at what level they can rich on the
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u.s. side the trump sanctions were intended to undermine biden's ability to return to the deal and this is precisely something i believe the biden ministration understands and we've seen that language from iran special envoy rob malley as well as from the state department saying that the united states understands that in order to return to compliance the sanctions that are inconsistent with the deal would have to be lifted and so i think that's the area that you see the deputy foreign minister add up she talking about when he says you know there are still some differences but that's the idea that they're trying to work through to actually get to the place where iran is getting the economic relief that it was promised china is edging the united states and japan to stop meddling in its domestic affairs and harming its interests the message came to the u.s. in japan a suit a joint statement expressing concern of issues such as hong kong xinjiang and the south china sea china's foreign ministry says it has quote indispensable
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sovereignty of islands in the south china sea and said hong kong and xinjiang all its own affair has. ukraine is expelling the russian diplomats after a ukrainian diplomat was detained in some petersburg russia accuses alexander sort of trying to obtain classified information ukraine rejects the allegations which come at a time of increased tensions russian troops have been massing along the border with ukraine. and the czech republic is expelling 18 russian diplomats in a case related to an explosion at an ammunition depo the prime minister. says quote unequivocal evidence points to russian involvement in the 2014 blast which killed 2 people the former italian interior minister and deputy prime minister mathias salvini has been ordered to stand trial the right we need party leader has been charged with kidnapping for refusing to let a migrant ship dock in sicily 2 years ago salvini says he did the right thing. the family of the man who killed 8 people at a fed ex plant in the u.s.
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city of indianapolis has apologized to the victims' families the 19 year old gunman later killed himself 4 of the victims came from the local sikh community and this time again just want to reiterate that our public reporting is and the investigation has not confirmed a motive in any way shape or form and that being said it's very difficult for a community not to feel targeted and especially big and given the violence that we have endured for so long after so many jackie cape verde the government says more people are emigrating to the small island nation than they are leaving it political stability is appealing to african migrants and members of the diaspora who are choosing to return nicholas hark reports from mindell 0 on the island of chante. anchored in the harbor of cape virgin island of salvia scent is the vessel of return for architect a d.m.
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me this is much more than a floating music studio it's a call to africans whether in the diaspora our african-americans to return home to the continent designed by nigerian financed by amalia and located in keep bird it's a tribute to african contemporary design and a window into the future. well the water it's a fluid environment it's so fluid space you know we have to learn to live with water instead of fighting with it we see this also as a vessel of return for people in the african diaspora and as a place to ring right when you narratives of the african continent once a country ravaged by famines and drought 46 years after independence the small island nation is one of africa's fastest growing economies. african migrants who are choosing keep bird over a life in europe and the diaspora are returning to their homeland among them surely
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moneys from the east coast of the united states she has built a business helping african-americans and keep burdens we located to the islands i never felt that i was truly home until i moved out of it and i get emotional to this day when i talk about it but. it's in my it's in my blood i feel such a connection there i feel at peace here. gave birth is no longer poor but a stable middle income country with a young and educated population a key demographic for opposition leader hofner armada looking to make history for a party the african party for the independence of key berta wins the legislative election she will become the youngest and 1st female prime minister in keep bird she has made youth employment and attracting the cape verdean diaspora a priority and often we. will nation to prevent care if there is to move in the 10 years and the huge just we have become what we are today
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thanks to their financial contribution skilless and no really they transmitted to us by 12 countries these ones uninhabited islands where slaves were shipped off to the americas have 145 years later become a nation that welcomes design and creativity to the continent to a day yemi the vessel of return isn't in vain for africans to imagine and invent their own future nicholas hawke al-jazeera delos how be sente. there's been another nights of violence in occupied east jerusalem of a pandemic restrictions during the holy month of ramadan. new rules forbidding muslim worshippers from gathering at one of the main gates neil city sparked anger israel says it's issued 10000 permits for vaccinated
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palestinians to enter the area for prayers. the u.s. state department is ordering all non-essential personnel out of its embassy in chad saying the security situation there is deteriorating the warning comes after reports of armed rebels making their way towards the capital and to manna from the north chad military says operations against the rebel threat are still ongoing. britain's prince philip has been laid to rest at windsor castle just west of london that you brought died at the age of $99.00 last week it was a relatively low key affair with attendance kept to a minimum because of covert 1000 restrictions need barca was in windsor. a moment of pared back pageantry within the confines of windsor castle prince philip 70 years of royal duty spanned the globe but his final journey was short on the back of a specially modified land rover the prince him self had
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a role in designing his naval cap and offices sort of place on top. who behind the coffin is for children prince charles prince hassan princes andrew and edward together with his grandsons prince william and prince harry with their cousin peter phillips between them. it is the brothers' 1st meeting since the dispute about harry and megan models decision to step back from royal duty and the couple's tell all interview with oprah winfrey lining the route senior members of britain's armed forces or knowing prince philip's career in the royal navy where he commanded a ship. the funeral service began with a minute's silence. queen elizabeth cutting a lonely figure in the pews of st george's chapel far apart from the rest of her family wearing a mask throughout before the pandemic there were plans for 800 guests but only
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30 carefully chosen representatives were allowed to attend no grand eulogies or big speeches the duke of edinburgh regarded buckingham palace in central london as his office and windsor castle as his home there's a longstanding tension between members of the royal family his public and private lives as representatives of the 1000 year old british monarchy ironically it was prince philip who 1st invited cameras into the royal household in the 1960 s. the family has remained under immense media scrutiny ever since even during times of personal grief. as the prince's body was moved to the royal vault memories of years of public duty and charitable work a legacy muddied by a catalogue of jarring remarks some saw as racist and sexist the put him in olds
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with modern britain at a time when the royal family has been struggling to retain relevance for many prince philip has remained for more than 70 years is a symbol of stability loyalty to his wife queen elizabeth and continuity in changing times parts of the very fabric of british identity we've barkha al-jazeera winsor. let's update your top stories for you so far this half hour 3000000 people have now died of covert 19 around the world though experts say the true number of deaths is likely to be much higher brazil has the highest daily death toll in the world just under $3002.00 have died in the past 24 hours and a new study is warning more babies and children are dying in brazil because of the virus international aid groups say brazil's government is to blame for thought.

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