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cult of what we want to know is how do these things affect people we revisit places to stay even when there are no international headlines. al-jazeera really invests in that and that's a privilege as a journalist. 'd pam. ready. and is covered 19 infections rise to more than a quarter of a 1000000 a day well ahead of its capacity to supply vaccines to the world. pays tribute to the nearly 80000 people have died even as it struggles to take. my.
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money inside this is al jazeera mine from iraq also coming up. a diplomatic standoff on to the czech republic implicates russia in an explosion and finds a link with 2 men charged for always being attack in the united kingdom. and we look at the factors feeling conflict in northern mozambique and the risk it could split. my. south asia is emerging as the new at the center of the coronavirus pandemic with infections in india still surging and 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 india is also the world's largest vaccine manufacturer exports are being delayed so as to prioritise india's
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domestic population rapidly rising cases 2 in thailand more than 1500 a day anyone who test positive is now being transferred to hospital or supervised isolation with no at home corns allowed. correspond 10 each egg was able to visit one of the new isolation centers as it prepares to receive its fast residents. this is the new code 19 field hospital at the bangkok arena in the west of the thai capital one of 4 facilities has been set up to deal with the 3rd covert wave that's now hitting thailand all across the country and you can see the conditions are pretty basic they've got a cardboard cutouts here which is for easy disposal once the patient has been checked out after a mandatory 14 days some basic bedding a mosque a turner that will be strong across the top but it's very hot and humid here and when this is filled with 350 people it will not be very comfortable but there is no
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choice you cannot stay at home if you test positive if you're showing symptoms you'll be treated in hospital as people have been so far but they're now getting so many they want to remove those people who are asymptomatic from the general population and keep them under supervision in places like this and this is happening all over the country cases arising by the thousands every day thailand has been very successful dealing with kovan 1000 it was the 1st country outside china to detect cases it's also now saying that it is not immune and there's the economic problem to consider as well thailand has protected itself by closing itself off it was very hopeful as were many people here that it will be able to open up to tourists later this year as vaccinations became common but the 3rd wave suggests it is not yet ready to open up and thailand's vaccination program is lagging behind with most people not able to register for vaccines until june this
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year. garters announced a record $466.00 in new cases and $23.00 deaths in the last 24 hours the territory has received very few vaccine doses just 3 percent of the adult population has been inoculated almost all i.c.u. beds are on use hali transmissible variants of the virus a fuelling the 2nd wave of infections. many is holding memorials for cavan 19 victims of the medical and the president frank walter steinmeier attended a special church ceremony ahead of the main event which just started a few moments ago another $67.00 people died on sunday bringing the death toll to just on day 80000 gemini's recorded more than 3000000 cases let's go to stephanie deca who is live in bend in i believe at that memorial give
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us a sense of how bad the cover situation is on the ground there well because of corona there's no access to the memorial but you probably do see the flags on the german parliament flying at half staff behind me it is it is a difficult situation germany is in the middle of a 3rd wave and there's been warnings throughout the weeks that it could be its worst yet and you have this memorial now taking place that we are expecting a minute of silence in. into the victims we are expecting president steinmeyer to speak as well and to highlight particularly things like how lonely a death it is when it comes to the coronavirus and also for the relatives left behind often not being able to say farewell not being able to to bury them so this is a reminder at a time when the political bickering here goes on when it comes to exactly how best to deal with it how best to knock down the 60 different states will in charge of
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their own health policies is something that chancellor i'm going to merkel has been fighting for what has been getting a lot of resistance so she's also been reminding politicians in parliament on friday that they've done it before they did it during the 1st wave and why are they not doing it again and missed warning that if there isn't a proper lockdown across this country that the numbers will continue to rise so. stephanie what is the latest in terms of the vaccination drive in germany because it's been very stop stop there hasn't. it has on of the main reasons for that is a delay from what we're told of the delivery of vaccines also the complications when it comes to astra zeneca and johnson and johnson and the concerns with blood clots even though it has been decided to keep with astra zeneca that the the benefits far outweigh the small amount of side effects of the report of these blood
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clots but it still doesn't really help the confidence of the public one thing that has worked is that recently g.p.'s local doctors have started to vaccinate their own patients that seen a massive increase it was very much lower of the mark but because of these complications because europe has unified policy when it comes to buying the vaccinations there's an irony here that germany is the one who produces the biotech the pfizer biotech vaccine seen as one of the best ones out there and they're not really benefiting from that even though they're the ones producing it because of this communal buying policy and of course delays because of the production issues because of the concerns of side effects so certainly they're not able at the moment to vaccinate their population at speed of keeping up with this 3rd wave many thanks vance tufnell deck of efforts live in. the czech republic is briefing nato and e.u. allies about suspected russian involvement in a huge explosion and its link 2 men charge 1st separate poisoning attack in the
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u.k. 3 years ago the ammunition blasts killed 2 people in 2014 with russian intelligence now implicated the czech republic is expelling 18 russian embassy staff czech police say 2 men who were there before the blast had russian passports in the names of alexander petroff and. of those were the aliases used by the pad accused of poisoning the former russian spy. and his daughter yulia back in the united kingdom in 2018 well russia has denied any involvement in either incident we'll have reaction from the u.k. in a moment but 1st bennett smith in moscow. this is the biggest dispute between the czech republic and russia since the end of the communist era in 1989 the czech prime minister says the circumstances are unprecedented and scandalous it goes back to an
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explosion of the nomination store in 2014 about 330 kilometers to the south of prague in which 2 people were killed and the czech government says that these 2 men travelling on the names of alexander touch of and russian ambassador off bashir off were in the area of this explosion 6 days running up to it and including on the day of the explosion it says they are members of the russian security services and it wants to speak to them it's very unlikely to get the opportunity to speak to them russia does not extradite citizens who are charged with crimes on foreign soil the 1st deputy head of the upper house here in russia of its international affairs committee says progs claims are absurd and russia's response should be proportionate i mean fox news agency says the czech republic has apparently decided to close its embassy in moscow and i guess that's because with the czech republic kicking out 18 russian diplomats ordinarily the response from russia is likely to
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be the same and so if russia kicks out 18 czech diplomats it will probably leave the mission here in moscow with just a skeleton staff. let's go to horry challenge his live in london for us a warre the poisoning of the russian spies take a square in in salzburg in the u.k. at the time was a huge story i wonder if the u.k. has any reaction to what has been announced today. yeah the u.k. has said that it stands fully behind its czech allies in the exposing of what the u.k. is calling the year the line behavior of g r u agents in the czech republic now the g.r.u. is of russian military intelligence and the u.k. believes the u.s. believes many western intelligence agencies believe the g.r.u. and particularly units of the g.r.u.
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units 29155 is behind the poisoning of the script. the poisoning of an arms dealer in bold garia a destabilizing campaign in. montenegro the attempted coup in montenegro. various other things besides including now this explosion in the czech republic in 2040 the 2 agents that the u.k. believes were responsible for the poisoning of the script files that they traveled under the names of bashir of petrol of all the ones that czech government now believes were responsible for these partly responsible for the explosion in 2014 so a web of activity spanning the best part of a decade that many western agencies many western governments now think is pinpointed to the specific units of russian military intelligence where we were was
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the case of sergei script all left back in 28 saying i wonder where this will go now after these developments. well legally it's still happening because the agents came in and left and went back to russia so they are still in russia and the u.k. has not been able to get them in front of a u.k. jury or judge that is likely because burnet was saying there with regards to the czech republic it's not likely to happen because they're never likely to leave russia or again diplomatically it will be very interesting to see whether the czech republic can marshal the same kind of coordinated response to this the u.k. was able to do in 2018 following this the poisoning of the square palls the u.k.
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government did a lot of outreach to other governments around the world and at least $28.00 countries expels russian diplomats from embassies in their capitals by the time that russia had responded with expulsions of its own in excess of $304.00 c. diplomats a base of the pats up their bags and headed back to their countries of origin. what we will have to look for now is whether the czech republic can do a similar kind of thing and whether western governments are receptive to that kind of lobbying from the czech republic whether they want to put that kind of punishment on russia of course the context to all of this is the military buildup that's going on of the moments on the borders if ukraine and the new u.s. sanctions so that the direction of travel is obvious the relations between russia and the west
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a worsening once again laurie chalons there for us in london thanks. still ahead on al-jazeera. concerns that the upcoming monsoon season and thousands of writing a song on an ice makes it. and them it makes scavenging even more dangerous and gas is overflowing rubber stamps. it's time for the perfect johnny. winter storm suit point qatar airways hello we've had some rather wet weather into japan recently things will quieten down nicely as we go through the next conflict is the area cloud is in the process of pulling out of the way still got this area of low pressure just rolling through so we will still see a little bit of time weather coming in across western parts of honshu for a time on monday but it is brightening up we'll see more the west sunshine say 21
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celsius there in tokyo and 19 across the korean peninsula for so we can get to around 27 in beijing for monday afternoon some of these as we go on through choose day notice the skies clearing nicely now for much of japan by that stage eastern parts of china are also largely fine and dry but there is signs of some wet weather coming into central areas as we go on through choose day so wetter weather to making its way into west some areas of india long line of cloud here just around the by a single pushing across towards the andaman sea i see one or 2 showers into southern parts of myanmar possibly see some showers to into the far north east of india maybe a shower or 2 into bangladesh bhutan also seeing some rather wait weather as we go through the next day or so central know the possible start could see a little bit a shabby rain as we go through chews day for the most part it's fodder dry and elsewhere some very hot sunshine. at ways.
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they came from the countryside to cairo and became part of a life. they say this is different to be in the former al-jazeera world meets the man who's been keeping a close eye on the presidential life in the big cities for decades but who may now be passing into history. if he wants it gone but he's now managed by a security company the doman of egypt on al-jazeera. l.a. watching out of their mind at the top stories this hour new isolation centers in
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thailand a parent to receive residence everyone who test positive is being transferred to one of the centers or to a hospital the country has been registering more than 1500 new cases a day. germany's holding memorial events for those who died a covert 19 and up to 67 people died on sunday bringing the death toll to just into . germany's recorded more than 3000000 cases. check police want to talk to 2 russians linked to a 24 t.v. explosion ason ammunition step but they are the same men accused of poisoning say their script all in store security a in the u.k. in 20000. people in eastern ukraine are worried about what a russian troop build up on the border may mean for them as charles trafford reports from kip people are convinced by russia's reassurances. ukrainian soldiers on the front line on the highest level of alert since the signing of an often violated
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cease fire agreement with pro russian separatists 7 years ago russia says its deployment of an estimated 100000 soldiers and heavy weaponry to areas near the border with ukraine poses no threat ukrainian military say they are preparing for the worst is over because i was mobilized and came back to the front line i believe this is a crucial moment to defend my country world leaders and nato have urged moscow to pull back its forces most of these houses were destroyed in fighting in 2015 around a 1000000 people live in a 10 kilometer wide so-called contact zone the stretches on both sides across the front line oxana says she fled with her son genya from separatist controlled areas 2 years ago yet that's true. i have lived here since 2019 i used to live in our lives but i had to flee because of my political views it has been quiet these
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last few days but this is the 2nd night in a row my son wakes in the middle of the night screaming there is similar devastation in pro russia separatists control the areas. they have been shooting recently everyone waits but nobody knows how the negotiations will end. the leaders of ukraine russia germany and france the so-called normandy format have repeatedly failed to find a political solution to the conflict crane refuses russia's demand that it talk directly to pro moscow separatist leaders russia refuses to withdraw from crimea which it occupied in 2014. and lists a political deadlock on many levels remain the breakdown in the current ceasefire was fairly predictable because the sides were negotiating in good faith it stopped negotiating in good faith in it probably in about october and they reached the point where they were instead of trying to find common ground they were
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deliberately putting forth proposals that they knew would annoy the other side that they knew would be nonstarters and once that starts to happen then you know that the breakdown of the ceasefire is only a small it's only a matter of time russia calls it a military exercise ukraine says it is a dangerous provocation of the 7 years of failed peace negotiations the un says we must 3 and a half 1000000 people are an urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection in eastern ukraine. but al-jazeera. u.s. president joe biden says alexina of all these treatment in a russian prison is totally unfair and inappropriate earlier this week the u.s. impose new sanctions on moscow for the detention of the kremlin critic as well as for election interference and cyber attacks in the 3rd week of the hunger strike in prison and close to death according to his personal doctor his allies according for
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a nationwide protest that helped him as a man at the nuclear talks in vienna with iran's deputy foreign minister saying that a new agreement is being formed members of the troubled 2015 deal which the u.s. pulled out off meeting in the austrian capital ahead of the iranian delegation says there are still serious differences but discussions on the right track the u.n. nuclear watchdog has confirmed iran is now enriching uranium at 60 percent purity about 30 percent short of weapons grade the u.s. state department is ordering all nonessential personnel out of its embassy in chad saying the security situation there is to territory. the warning follows reports of rebels making their way towards the capital and jim enough from the north german nationals have also been advised to leave. if europe is prime minister ahmed says sudan's fears about the impact of its grand renaissance dam on the blue
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nile morant it. is the 2nd failing is due to take place during ethiopia's rainy season between june and august and will not cause flooding in neighboring sudan khartoum fears its endows will be affected if europe continues to fill the reservoir or egypt says the dam is a serious threat to its which is supplies. and about the lack of distribution of wealth is being blamed for the conflict in northern mozambique the world bank says the north-south regional divide could see fighting spreading down the coast. reports from pemba the capital of capital got it. 26 year old daughter says he has a university degree but he can't find a job he's applied to the gas companies operating in northern missouri but it's been one rejection after another with this really. i think there's some kind of
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discrimination going on these companies have very few muslim because for. most of the good jobs and money the foreigners and government officials even jobs for mechanics and electricians they don't hire many of us. got a province in northern mozambique is where most of the major gas discoveries have been made in recent years but the region has high levels of poverty and inequality when rubies and gas were discovered here many people thought it would mean jobs and a better life but that hasn't happened instead the poor are feeling more and more marginalized and say only a small elites in mozambique are benefiting. the country's president felipe a new study says the iso links local armed group that calls itself al-shabaab is manipulating disgruntled youth and recruiting some of them as fighters but variac to ruth says he's not giving up on himself or his country the young farmer wants to grow his business and create jobs for other young people.
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there always very complicated we don't know all these fighters are they don't show their faces they don't say why they're fighting i want progress on improving myself . a perceived failure to distribute vast mineral and offshore gas revenues to the local population could be fueling the conflict until this is addressed analysts say it's unlikely the conflict in karbala daughter province will end anytime soon. al-jazeera. aid agencies in bangladesh a warning a group of rango refugees could be cut off during this year's monsoon season thousands of families have been taken to basham char low lying ireland in the bay of bengal that only surfaced in recent years tanveer choudary reports now from dhaka. since filing a military crackdown in myanmar 3 and
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a half years ago hundreds of thousands of rohingya refugees have been living in the world's largest refugee camp in cox's bazaar but since last december more than 18000 have been relocated by bangladesh government to an isolated island. passing a bag with 5 children is among them and afraid. to live. the monsoon season is almost here i was worried when there was heavy rain and rain this morning i'm alone with my children what will i do if there are storms and floods there are no guarantees that there will be no floods here. rights group aid agencies and many refugees say the island is made of silt and didn't exist couple of decades ago and i believe those staying there are exposed to tough conditions and bad weather bangladesh is struggling to find a long term solution for more than a 1000000 running out of refugees since last december the country has started relocating many of them to across the law and in the bay of bengal because of what
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it cites as congestion and security issues in the world's largest refugee camp in cox's bazaar the government said island has all the facilities that are needed and can withstand storms and high seas but that disputed by many who have arrived there . i know it was a mistake to come here i won't suggest others come here we are worried about storms and floods and how to survive under such conditions aid agencies have warned that with the cycle on season fast approaching people on pashtun char could be stranded and face food shortages when major storms strike the international red cross ses there are too many on certain it is it to be quick and it. will be like in a month or even to get. iraq. and. the loop the minute. the government. again and.
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we. will be here in a month or how communities would cope with it and many on the island say they're disappointed in the direction they're being let out of the movie it's not that democrats are not like the russians provided to us here are just not enough to survive on we heard that we would have an easy and comfortable life here than in a camp but the conditions of the same if i hear someone is coming to passion char i would tell them not to come here. for the rowing guy who fled me on my life remains in secure their homeland is now ruled by the military john to their flat and the face on an increasingly precarious existence in the land they have sought refuge country child 3 al-jazeera bangladesh. since long before the pandemic gaza's had a waste disposal crisis now mountains of medical waste are growing in tuscany mccourt's. a dented can of beans
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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 filth. i am that. i'm going with my father to help him collect things like an 1000000 copies he needs me and my brother to help our kids other about hanna. 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 imad 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 cells
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things 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 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
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worsening the problem and we have to to end the vision and to and only we have to strengthen the government when government and drama like a bag of the guys from it will make us want to strong. the government is working with various groups to devise 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. gaza. this is out of there and these are the top stories and 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.


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