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with thinking military positioning in the middle east or is it just a simple act of the ministry are saying this is a message to the region the united states is recruit go here to military posture in-depth analysis of the day school ople headlines inside story on our. covert 19 deaths past 3000000 globally under study in brazil is warning the virus is killing more babies and children. well again i'm peter w. watching al-jazeera live from doha also coming up after a public outcry president joe biden confirms he will raise his predecessor as low 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 its enriching uranium up to 60 percent purity. also ahead of the rights campaigners in india musea want to hit the brakes on a new multi $1000000000.00 race track. 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 well white the worst affected country remains the united states with more than half a 1000000 deaths there but it's india that's recording the fastest rising cases nearly 235000 infections have been reported and yet another daily record brazil has the highest daily death toll in the word. just under 3000 people are known to
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have died in the past 24 hours also a new study is warning more babies and children are dying in brazil because of the virus. begins our coverage from the colombian capital. tonight burials have become the norm and so paolo's means 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 stars and 6 if possible we recommend delaying pregnancy and to a more suitable moment so you can have your pregnancy in
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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 and crucial drugs for patients. and international aid organizations say the brazilian government of j. you're also matter of the nih or 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 measures which we have seen working in other conflicts like limiting. movements and activities awaiting mosques and promoting physical. and increased hygiene measures are not busy implement. i bet even in countries with more
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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 more thought it will go more we go hungry every time we close and go into quarantine i am a humble worker i still do so on the streets 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 the brink of collapse government say they have no choice but to impose new stay at home orders and other restrictions and with just
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a fraction of latin americans backs united and a shortage in supplies there will be many more months before things will improve. well as we mentioned india struggling to cope with a surgeon infections variants 1st detected in the u.k. south africa and brazil as well as a double mutant strain of the virus are believed to be behind the recent increase as priyanka gupta. 2 was 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 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 around but they're not letting anyone meet patients people are desperate even for
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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 rashtriya to still infection rates in the take regions 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 an essential worker i wouldn't have left my house at all no one should go out but there's no social distancing here polling booths 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. some are blaming petitions for holding large election rallies. on one hand over
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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 and 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 outbreak 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. people are protesting in the u.s. state of minnesota for a 7th night against the police shooting of a 20 year old black man big fences have been put up around a police station in brooklyn center demonstrators a rally for the past week now officer kim potter has been charged with 2nd degree
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manslaughter after fatally shooting dante right during a traffic stop it prompted a debate over whether the charge goes far enough 2. the u.s. president joe biden has confirmed the number of refugees allowed into the united states this year will soon be increased from its historical low mr biden had initially agreed to limit admissions to 15000 cap set by his predecessor donald trump but was criticized by democrats and refugee advocates prompting the white house to say a final increased cap would be set by the middle of may either to 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 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 historically low level of $15000.00 in that unleashed an outcry from
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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. the un's nuclear watchdog says iran is enriching uranium at 60 percent purity confirming earlier statements from tehran it comes as members of the 2015 nuclear deal continue efforts to revive the agreement in vienna which the former u.s. president donald trump pulled out all e.u. and russia negotiates is a positive about the progress being made and the head of the iranian delegation says the talks are on the right track. and the number you know it seems a new understanding is. in the offing all sides have a commonality in their final objective the part that we have to pay is now clear iraq as we have said many times and interested in protected negotiations but talks are needed to shed light on all discussions and naturally talks will continue we think talks are now at a point where all sides concede and begin shafting
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a joint don't command it can start even now at least in areas that the 2 sides of common ideas. is a senior fellow at the national iran american council she says 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 sense 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.
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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 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 out actually 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. still to come here on this program. i get emotional to say when i talk about it. it's in my it's in my blood. the
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diaspora returns where people are choosing to leave europe and america in favor of kate. who are. her. and queen elizabeth bids farewell to prince philip her husband of 73 years scaled back funeral attended by just 30 guests. it's time for the perfect jenny. sponsored point qatar airways however got some very warm weather across the middle east over the next couple of days a k. i know that's no great shock but it is warm aver this part of the world northern areas in particular $27.00 celsius their full pay rate at a $34.00 in damascus and a similar valley there into jerusalem it's dry and it's hot then and that hot
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weather pushes across into iraq baghdad is getting close to 40 degrees celsius further south it's not quite as warm as that ironically 35 celsius here on sunday although we could see highs of 38 by monday at his pipe that touching 40 celsius by then and by right up to $35.00 degrees plenty of warmth around across much of the region over the next couple of days further south it's all about the hazy sunshine it stretches down across that northeastern corner of africa will see some very high temperatures to just towards see a horn of africa somewhere so whether they're just around the ethiopian islands central and southern parts of ethiopia since some shop showers the showers into eastern areas of kenya well in parts of tanzania those showers stretching all the way across into the gulf of guinea more big downpours coming here that was the weather will stretch its way towards northern areas of mozambique south of that sice warm dry and sunny. sponsored paul qatar airways.
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it's the political debate show that's challenging the way you think i want to know where you're to stand on cancer culture decreasing the range of ideas that can be heard from international politics to the global pandemic and everything in between if tech companies are the ones with all the power what do we do what's the solution get organized what are world leaders or governments missing thread talking about targets like 2040 we're trying to target right now up front with me marc lamont hill on al-jazeera. welcome back let's update your top stories for you so far here on al-jazeera 3000000 people have now died because of covert 19 worldwide slow experts say the
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true number is likely to be much higher than 3000000 brazil has the highest in the death toll anywhere in the world just under 3 farms are known to have died in the past 24 hours alone. there have been protests for a 7th straight night in the u.s. state of minnesota are against the police shooting of a 20 year old black man police officer kim possible has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter after fatally shooting don't a right to drink traffic stop. u.s. president joe biden is promising to raise the limit on the number of refugees allowed into the u.s. he's backtracking on a decision to maintain a cap to $15000.00 people per year but one was imposed by his predecessor donald trump. let's get more now on the pandemic and canada's biggest province on terrio is expanding and extending a stay at home order as i expose one infections there could rise by a factor of 66 fold the police are being given new powers to stop and question people who've left their homes non-essential travel is banned the province reported
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almost 5000 new cases on friday we know that if we hang in there hunker down and follow the rule 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. it's time to show our neighbors and our loved ones what we're all made of as we keep people safe. and fed up with the latest restrictions protesters took to the streets of toronto on saturday to vent their anger.
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demonstrators carry various signs denouncing the government's latest ontario premier doug ford has been increasingly under pressure for mishandling the province's pandemic response critics say mr ford abandoned the previous stay at home order too soon allowing the current spike in cases to happen. the thai government has confirmed that the chief of me and mars military will attend the assy and sign it in indonesia next week there has been worldwide condemnation of the coup on february 1st politicians opposed to the jointer formed a national unity government that includes ousted members of the parliament young leaders of anti coup protests and ethnic minorities to the security forces have killed more than $700.00 people since the coup started our correspondent tony chang joins us live from bangkok tony hi there so it looks as if the military has slowed down operations just a little is that in anticipation of the chief and his appearance at the summit
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in jakarta. that could well be one of the reasons we know that they don't want to give the c.n. any put extra reason to be critical when the leaders meet in jakarta next weekend none the less i don't think they'll be anticipating a huge amount of criticism i don't think minong gentleman online would be going if he thought there was going to be much there hasn't been in the past frankly in the last 2 months there hasn't been very much criticism particularly from the countries that count to myanmar particularly in fact thailand where i am right now they've been very quiet they seem to be in very close contact with the military leaders across the border and they were the ones that confirmed they would be attending i think there are also other reasons why we're seeing less information information is coming out of myanmar very slowly now there are all sorts of internet restrictions
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in place not just the overnight shutdown of the internet but broadband on the mobile internet on wife i so only those people who are able to get fiber connections can get information out we're finding out information much more slowly the military also seem to be refining their tactics somewhat they seem to be going after a very specific targets protest leaders former politicians youth group leaders people who've been posting about these protests on social media but there is also we have seen in the last 24 hours a broad condemnation from within me and mar of the fact that minong lie is going to be going to this meeting brought condemnation of the countries that appear to be adding the just in the sea to his his coup government the formation of the national unity unity government i think is being seen within me and mar as a sign of hope nonetheless it is very difficult for those that group to get any
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legitimacy because many of them are in hiding it's very difficult for them to communicate. with each other and with the wind a public none the less men on light does seem to be determined to go and knowing what we know c.n.n. he will probably be well and turning thanks very much to change their reporting live for us from bangkok. china is urging the united states and japan to stop meddling in its domestic affairs and harming its interests the message came after the u.s. and japan issued a joint statement expressing concern of issues such as hong kong jang and the south china sea china's foreign ministry says it has quote indisputable sovereignty over islands in the south china sea and said hong kong and xinjiang are its own affairs . ukraine is expelling a russian diplomat after ukrainian diplomat was detained in st petersburg russia accuses or xander sanuk of trying to obtain classified information ukraine rejects the allegations russian troops have been massing along the border with ukraine
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stratford has more now from kiev. he was detained by the f s b on april the 16th he was accused of trying to acquire information from russian databases. basically gathering intelligence now the ukrainians have come out in the last hour or so and have made a similar statement. they said that in response to the what they call the provocation the senior diplomat of a rush of the russian embassy will also be expelled from ukraine within 72 hours from april the 19th. we called the ministry of foreign affairs here they seem to be some sort of confusion he was described as the senior diplomat we've now what i can if i did he is a senior russian diplomat but the craniums will also be expelling 'd the ukrainian statement went on to say that we completely reject the accusations against the consular officer such actions grossly violate the vienna convention on diplomatic
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relations of $963.00 and reaffirm russia's chosen course of further aggravation with ukraine of course this comes with this huge russian military deployment that's happened in the last couple of weeks up to what's believed to be around 100000 russian troops on the ukrainian border the russians saying that this is just a military exercise and pose no threat world leaders and nato saying urging russia to withdraw those troops and the czech republic is expelling 18 russian diplomats in a case related to an explosion at an ammunition depo the prime minister babis says unequivocal evidence points to russian involvement in the blast back in 2014 which killed 2 people. the former italian interior minister and deputy prime minister matteo sell beanie has been ordered to stand trial the right wing league party leader has been charged with kidnapping for refusing to let
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a migrant ship dock in sicily 2 years ago solving says he. that the right thing. the family of the man who killed 8 people at a fed ex plant in the u.s. city of indianapolis has apologized to the victims' families the 19 year old gunman later killed himself 4 of the victims were from the local sikh community and this time again just want to reiterate that all 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 given the violence that we have endured for so long and for so many decades. there's been another night of violence in occupied east jerusalem over pandemic restrictions during the holy month of ramadan. new rules forbidding muslim worshippers from gathering at one of the main gates in the old city sparked anger israel says
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and says who 10000 permits for vaccinated palestinians to enter the area for prayers. huge construction on a race track for international motorbike events is under way in indonesia the government wants the coastal area of manned the leaker to be an international sports tourism hope but people there say the authorities are choosing to resume dollars over their rights jessica washington reports from jakarta. on evenings an island of lombok this racetrack is one of the country's most high profile infrastructure projects the circuit will host a major racing event when complete and there will be new hotels roads and airport extensions to make way for thousands of racing fans but flick promotional videos don't tell the full story. people living here say they've been forced to reburying their loved ones because the area symmetry is being demolished by developers.
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it feels like we are not allowed to be here at all anymore even the bones of our ancestors are not allowed on this land. houses and farm land are also in the developers sites so i said this area of the construction project is on his land. and this is also the water should be viewing area they brag about how this area is near the beach and so we have to leave this place and. people have protested against the development since its early stages. hundreds of them face eviction and many say they're being intimidated. they brought so many police ready to attack me and also their own security but i didn't go they wanted to take down my house without any notice that very day or tried to fight back. city a says he was offered $200.00 for $1.00 hectares of land and his house he says he wants fair compensation from the state owned indonesia tourism development corp the
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united nations says indonesian authorities face serious allegations and the land has in effect from the look of. indigenous people the indonesia tourism development corporation denies any wrongdoing and the government says the project will benefit everyone. we are going to make sure that all the developments and including the moto g.p. circuit will benefit people in lubbock mentally is one of 10 areas around indonesia selected by the government as a priority zone to churches and development but critics say development should not come at the expense of human rights while some try to stay and protect their land others say they had no choice but to go. because of this merger g.b. circuit we have to leave our home the home that we. come from. to math says he was only compensated for some of his land now his family like many others faces the
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challenge of starting again somewhere else just to washington al-jazeera jakarta. britain's prince philip pens being laid to rest in the royal vault at windsor castle that you have brought died at the age of 99 last week only 30 close royal family members were able to attend the private ceremony because of coronavirus restrictions prince philip was the u.k.'s longest serving worldcom sought after being married to queen elizabeth for more than 73 years. general david leaky is a former british military commander who knows world family event protocol he says that you spent many years planning his own funeral. he wanted it to be a mixture of the things that mattered in his life so he wasn't after the state ceremonial and pomp but he wanted celebrated at his funeral the things which were closest to him and those were the military and there was plenty
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of military in evidence today the royal horse artillery the navy the air force the regiments and the army of which he'd been an ornery colonel or colonel commandant so those were very much features and secondly he wanted. a celebration of his faith and we saw that in the funeral service incident georgists some very poignant readings and prayers and thirdly we saw the in-form ality that he liked in his life and in fact his sense of humor as well so not for him a gun carriage for his funeral for his coffin not for him a large black shiny her sweet glass windows covered in flowers know what he designed was an old landrover converted to carry his coffin and and that was the inform ality and and in
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a way the way in which he he approached life from a pragmatic down to earth very personal very individual and often very informal he wasn't stuffy person he had a sense of humor twinkle and a great closeness to people and. in formality which disarm people and for which he had a great reputation. you know that's up to your top stories for you. so 3000000 people have died of covert 19 worldwide though experts say the true number of deaths is likely to be much higher brazil has the highest death toll in the world just under 3000 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 presumes government is to blame.

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