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in pakistan's largest city climate change and water shortages and driving some resistance to desperate measures. one o one the streets the water of corruption on 00. 71000 infections in india rise to more than a quarter of a 1000000 a day now the world's largest vaccine produces slows exports to immunize its own population. money and saeed this is al jazeera life and also coming up thailand sets up temporary hospitals to cope with rising infections risking its plans to reopen
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international tourism. escalating diplomatic tensions to russians the specter of poison attacks in the united kingdom and now linked to an explosion at an arms dept in the czech republic. striving for an education the community of deaf students in afghanistan succeeding and the time. we begin in south asia the new at the center of the pandemic infections in india still surging with daily cases reaching record numbers it's reported more than 261000 new cases in the past 24 hours and $1500.00 deaths with a highly contagious variant of the virus suspected. but while india has been helping other nations as the world's largest vaccine manufacturer it's been running out of its own supply so now it's delaying exports and will prioritize immunizing
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its own population thailand has also seen a rapid rise in cases more than a 1000 a day anyone who test positive is now being transferred to a hospital or supervised isolation with no at home corn allowed. straight talk correspondent tony chang who is in bangkok for us tony you outside a hospital talk us through the situation in thailand. where we were inside one of these field hospitals in the bangkok metropolitan or dorothy has been trying to to get ready to open this one is going to open tomorrow they've got 350 beds here it seems like a lot but bangkok alone announced 357 new cases today so in effect this could well be filled within the next 24 hours people on being allowed to just stay at home even if they're asymptomatic but if they test positive they've either got to come
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to a hospital or to a field hospital like this where they can be monitored they'll be kept here for 14 days until medical staff can absolutely guarantee that they're free of coma 19 if they develop symptoms while they're here they will be taken on to the hospitals but this has been set up because thailand is now. 1415 months into the pandemic really beginning to feel the squeeze people here acted quickly this was the 1st country outside china to detect coke at 90 the borders were closed pretty early on the government has been very efficient but at some stage i think that the spread of widespread. 1000 in the community was inevitable it seems to be happening now people have been traveling around the country for the time new year holiday many are now coming back to the city there is a concern i think that with people traveling quite freely over the last 2 weeks
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that that spread will get wider and the numbers that we're seeing 1767 new infections. will get greater so i think people here are preparing. places like this but also i think many people anticipating the government could. in the coming days tony chang in bangkok for us many thanks. latin america is struggling with not enough vaccines and poor health care systems brazil has the highest daily death toll in the world and there are now warnings that increasing numbers of babies and children dying because of the loris and xander reports. 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
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women to delay pregnancies a condition more me. at this moment of the pandemic built 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 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 a more peaceful way. meanwhile a new study says corona virus in brazil is affecting an alarmingly high number of babies in children whose death toll 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 upand then make the night here is to blame for thousands of avoidable deaths
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this disease needs to be taken seriously by the authorities. and they need help. there is no national centrally coordinated interest. which we have seen working in other contexts like limiting. movements and activities wearing masks and promoting physical. and increased hygiene measures i did not 'd implement. i but even in countries with more stringent restrictions in place new variants are driving major surges ingrowing dissent. in colombia's capital 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 but what i live from i don't have
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anyone to help me. 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 a fraction of latin americans backs united and a shortage in supplies there will be many more months before things will improve on the ramp. brazil has begun vaccinating teachers in rio de janeiro the government has been criticized for its slow vaccine rollout teachers and other education professionals were said you know to be vaccinated 1st the reopening of public schools continues to be controversial in rio de janeiro. kind of the biggest
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province on taria is extending a stay at home order as experts warn kovan 19 infections that could rise 6 fold police are now able to stop and question people if they believe they have attended any social events and nonessential travel has been banned the province of nearly 15000000 people reported about 5000 new cases on friday we know that if we hang in there. and fall 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 the 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
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our neighbors and our loved ones what we're made of as we keep people safe and those who are opposed to lockdown measures protested in toronto on saturday. they're angry about the latest restrictions on terrorists premier doug ford is under pressure for not going further critics say he abandoned a previous stay at home order too soon allowing the current surge in cases. police in the czech republic are searching for 2 russians linked to a 2014 explosion as an ammunitions depo that killed 2 people alexander petrol and risk of also accused of poisoning sergei script alaniz door to you in the united kingdom back in 2018 as a result the czech government has expelled 18 russian diplomats accusing them of espionage and plans to discuss the matter at an e.u.
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foreign ministers' meeting on monday. you know he did not give up that article didn't i had a meeting with the russian ambassador to the czech republic it announced to him the following steps as a foreign minister of the czech republic i decided to deport all workers of the russian embassy in prague who clearly identified by secret service as members of russian secret service as we are and g o u 18 workers of the russian embassy need to leave the czech republic in 48 hours people have protested outside a police station in the u.s. state of minnesota for a 7th night against the shooting of a 20 year old black man former officer kim potter has been charged with 2nd degree manslaughter after fatally shooting dante rights during a traffic stop near minneapolis is prompted a debate about whether the charge goes far enough. the family of the man who killed 8 people at a fed ex facility in the u.s. city of indianapolis has apologized to the victim's relatives the 19 year old
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gunman later killed himself 4 of the victims were from the sikh community and this time again just want to reiterate that our public reporting is in the investigation has not confirmed a motive in any way shape or form. that being said it's very difficult for our community not to feel targeted and especially big given the violence that we have endured for so long and for so many jackie. there is optimism at the nuclear talks in vienna with iran's deputy foreign minister saying a new agreement is being formed members of the troubled 2015 day a what's the u.s. pullout self in 2018 are missing in the austrian capital the head of the iranian delegation says they're still serious differences but discussions are on the right track they were u.n. nuclear watchdog has confirmed iran is now in rich at 60 percent purity of the finale alone it seems a new understanding is in the offing all sides have
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a commonality can be a friend on objective the part that we have to pave is now clear up as we have said many times and interested in protected negotiations by talks and needed to shed light on all discussions and naturally talks will continue with the talks are now at a point where all sides concede and begin trough the new joint don't command it can start even now at least in areas that the 2 sides of common ideas. people in cape verde voting shortly in elections dominated by the pandemic and its impact on the tourism dependent economy the tiny atlantic pegler stability has been a draw card for migrants from elsewhere in the african continent and members of the das or who are attending al-jazeera as nicholas haq reports from mandela on the island of south vincent. 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 a 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 so food space you know we have to learn to live with water instead of fighting with us we see this also as a vessel of return for people in the african diaspora and as a place to ring riots 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 julie
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monies 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 where i feel at peace here. 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 the bird wins the legislative election she will become the youngest and 1st female prime minister and keep 3rd she has made youth employment and attracting the cape verdean diaspora a priority and often we have. to grieve and 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 lage 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 me the vessel of return isn't in vain for africans to imagine and invent their own future nicholas hawke al-jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera why the pandemic is making scavenging even more dangerous and overflowing rubbish. back to school or off to courts u.s. parents threaten legal action if their children don't return to the classroom.
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however we've got some pleasant spring wald's across many parts of europe over the next couple of days not particularly high temperatures for many but a fair bit of sunshine coming through nevertheless a little more cloud spilling in from the atlantic towards the british isles little more cloud to wherever it was that eastern side of europe because of cloud here producing some outbreaks of sherry right absolutely but the snow still in place there just around the balkans but not too much to speak of still a warm side for moscow 14 celsius average for this time of years around 10 degrees civil war side down towards the southeast ankara could touch 24 celsius but again not just a few showers coming across parts of greece and into the further west this is what we have more in the way of sunshine than showers some pleasant sunshine 18 celsius in madrid but we're not seeing frost at 18 all slow some warped there into
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scandinavia over the next couple of days the cloud right will try to push in across western parts of scotland as we go through monday showers down across the pasta germany southern areas of poland pushing down towards austria was about can stools the black sea want to show is to italy and want to see showers just moving across the far north of algeria in the impulse of tunisia national in africa is of course lottery draw but heavy showers around the gulf of guinea. frank assessments on. exactly how and. one major now taking for the situation might not be you could ever get informed opinion is the u.s. with thinking military positioning in the middle east or is it just a simple act of be organizing ministry us and this is a message to the region the united states is rethinking its military posture in depth analysis of the day school ople headlines inside story on al-jazeera.
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the. you're watching out is there a mind of on top stories this hour india is reporting daily record numbers of infections health authorities registered more than 261000 cases in the past 24 hours and the nation is running out of vaccine supplies that will start to laying exports people who test positive in thailand are being transferred to hospital or supervise isolation with no at home corteen allowed the country's experiencing a rapid rise in infections with more than a 1000 new cases a day. check police are searching for 2 russians linked to
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a $24.00 team explosion at an ammunition step they are the same men accused of poisoning sergei script in his door to here in the u.k. in 20. most u.s. schools that were closed during the pandemic have begun allowing students back to the classroom for at least some face to face learning but it's not happening fast enough for some parents who are faking government or taking government officials to court saying that children's physical and mental health is suffering christensen amy reports from new york. 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 this fear of not being in
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a classroom and sitting inside your house day after day. of the fun part of school is going in and socializing with your friends is extra curricular activities like basketball are happening but is a little bit more monotonous less stuff to do and while new york city secondary schools recently reopened time actually in the classroom is limited his mother got worried when he started sleeping more and eating less is he really excited about learning now 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 jim or me goes to represent them are the safest places for children he blames teachers unions not safety concerns for ongoing reopening delays which he says are putting children at
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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 the lawsuit new york speer 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's at home. 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
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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 cristen salumi al-jazeera new york schools and hotels are being converted into hospitals in madagascar the african nation has recorded that he wants 1000 cases since the start of the pandemic 4000 of them this week alone charlotte palace has more. welcome to the live hotel in medicare because capsule and tanana river these days people chicken to do just that live it's one of many hotels and schools that are now makeshift hospitals as medical health system is buried under thousands of new cases . we have the virus which is the south african variant and the 2nd wave this variant also triggers more severe reactions and is doing increase of death in madagascar. madagascar
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a country of 27000000 people had escaped the worst of the pandemic since the outbreak began it has recorded 31000 cases 538 do this but 4000 of those cases came this week more than 800 on saturday. we came here yesterday and there were still places available but now it's almost full . earlier this month medic asked is president andre rodger alina reluctantly joined the world health organizations kovacs program to procure vaccines he had fought against them believing a herbal tonic made from the n.t. malarial plant a militia was a cure he dubbed it covert organics and last year ordered the military to deliver it to vulnerable residents he even exported thousands of doses to more than a dozen african nations the world health organization says there's no proof it's a fictive still it is in high demand. so far medicines are free except when they
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are out of stock you have to buy them elsewhere medicines are free when they still have stocks available. for madagascar this is near the fight is on to control the virus in hospitals hotel schools as they wait for the vaccines to arrive at dulles al-jazeera kevin 19 is worsening a waste disposal crisis in gaza to the region's 3 landfills reach capacity 20 years ago now there's growing concern about the improper disposal of medical waste in touch again reports from the gaza strip a dented can of beans a scratched mobile phone case where some see rubbish the abate boys see money for food the brothers are 8 and 9 years old and admit they'd rather be playing football instead each day they help their unemployed father rummage through this mountain of
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filth. i am that. i'm going with my father to help him collect things like an 1000000 copper he needs me and my brother to help out there about. this overflowing dump reached its capacity 20 years ago improperly disposed medical waste is among the rubbish putting at risk the health of the abate family and others who scavenge here and live nearby get emad abate doesn't think about that he is a father needs to find his family of 8 their next meal alone about globally all of god the bush picked me and my children from disease because my goal to fly to still thinks to make money for my family i'm not afraid covert 19 has led to an increase in medical waste yet gaza doesn't have the staff for it there isn't enough money to put fuel in the rubbish trucks and the israeli and egyptian blockade is preventing
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donated trucks and equipment with the latest technology from entering. a comet helis chairman of the national institute for environment and development says even before the pandemic the medical waste crisis in gaza was catastrophic. aside from government hospitals there is no standardized protocol and coordination for the safe disposal of medical waste that comes from homes and other sectors. with gaza's 2 of 3 official landfills already full for years illegal dumping grounds have proliferated officials say political differences between fatah and hamas are worsening the problem and we have to to end the vision internally we have to strengthen the government when government and drama like a bag of the guys from it will make us more strong. the government is working with various groups to devise
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a plan hillis would like to see. and get paid to help recycle. until then be a big brothers room the rubbish dump hoping for their next good haul that might earn them as much as $6.00 natasha going to. the state department is ordering all norman essential personnel out of its embassy in chad to saying the security situation is deteriorating the warning follows reports of rebels making their way to as the capital of show me now from the north german nationals have also been advised to leave chad's military says operations against the rebel threats on the way. in afghanistan children with disabilities face many challenges in getting an education but this hasn't stopped one school continuing to give hope and opportunities to death children fear controversy reports from kabul. on the road the words here are silent but the classrooms
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are full of life and for these children just coming here during a war has not been easy. i hope there will be peace in afghanistan once will be peace the situation will be better and will be coming to school without any fear to continue our studies. afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world people with disabilities are stigmatized most of the time there simply shunned support and education services are extremely limited so schools like this one for deaf children allow them to experience something approaching a normal life. i'm also asking the government to create more school like this when we graduate we want to get normal jobs like other people. but keeping this one going is a constant struggle 5 years ago there were 350 children here this year there
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are more than 600 unrolled but as the numbers pro so do the needs in a survey published in march the afghanistan independent human rights commission said almost 4500000 afghans live with disabilities and 11 percent increase in the past 14 years. for an organization supported the school in the past but across afghanistan international aid has dwindled nevertheless awareness about disability is slowly growing says fatah now who has been teaching deaf children. for more than 20 years said they are void the level of awareness in all society is very low maybe 50 percent of the people don't know that disabled people also have abilities that they can lend and how far they can go in learning but the people and society treat the disabled like
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they're crazy they think they are mentally unfit as you witnessed these children have special abilities and these abilities need to be used to educate them which is a huge need for them. of the school are equally big there is a lack of teaching material and books and no money to buy them anyway and there is no more space for students the government confirmed to al-jazeera the budget is limited and cannot address the demands of the school. lot us this is the era where everyone and everything is connected and in this era we're not even able to have drinking water at a school we're going to our neighbors and we bring the water for these children especially during the summer this is called making sacrifices. for the. staff say they will continue no matter the lack of resources in a few weeks this room will become the school's nursery and for the 1st time 20.

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