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all through all civilization. i'm showcasing ways in which some must see to touch on the top there straight ahead there are 3 individuals in very rare to see that was really exciting the season of programming exploring the climate crisis ahead of the earth day on al-jazeera. the. arab. news. the u.s. warns russia there will be consequences if kremlin critic alexina vul made dies in prison. and a diplomatic standoff after the czech republic implicates russia in an explosion and finds a link with 2 men charged for poisoning attack in the u.k. . my. fellow
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the alamo hit it out this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up killed and almost 100 others injured in egypt where a train has derailed north of cairo. india's covert 19 infections rise to more than a quarter of a 1000000 a day surging or well ahead of its capacity to supply vaccines to the world's of germany pays tribute to the nearly 80000 people died even as it struggles to contain breaks. my. 30 reporters governments in russia is under pressure on 3 significant fronts since then a diplomatic dispute with the czech republic prague says the kremlin spies were behind an explosion in 2014 that killed 2 people 18 russian diplomats are being expelled
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moscow says it will retaliate also there's the fastest serious and health of kremlin critic alexy in the vaal me he's in a russian prison on hunger strike and in the words of his lawyer course to death tensions between western powers and more school are already high juice to a russian military build up near ukraine's eastern border what will begin with the situation between russia and the czech republic as bernard smith reports from moscow there's also a link to a spy poisoning in the u.k. . a series of explosions hit this ammunition depot 330 kilometers southeast of prague in october and december 24th seen 2 men were killed almost 7 years later the czech government says it now knows who is responsible now that claudia that's based on clear evidence obtained during the investigation conducted by our security services i can say there is a well grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the russian intelligence service in the explosions at them when you know 2014 these are the 2
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men the czech government wants to question the travel to prague in 2014 on the russian passports under the names of alexander petro of and. they are the same men wanted in britain for the attempted murder of a former russian spy and his daughter surrogate and u.s. cripple were poisoned with a nerve agent smeared on the front door handle of their home and solve spree in 2018 there is no i mean if there. were interviewed on russian television the men said they gone to souls for some sightseeing particularly the city's cathedral spire they are very unlikely to face questioning for either the czech explosions all the british poisonings as russia doesn't extradited citizens the 18 russians forced to leave prague join a growing list of diplomats forced to fly home to moscow in recent months 7 european countries and the u.s. have either expelled russian diplomats for alleged spying or in response to russia
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expelling european diplomats the foreign ministry here says its retaliation will force frog to fully understand its responsibility but is strong the foundations of normal bilateral ties bernard smith al-jazeera moscow. notes of mike hanna and washington d.c. he says the u.s. has delivered a warning to russia about in the opposition leader election of army. jake sullivan speaking there saying that there would be consequences he wasn't specific about exactly what the consequences would be he said that the u.s. has a range of options should decide to take some action but making very clear that the biden administration is intent on taking action should not die now there have already been series of sanctions imposed by the united states against russia russia itself has imposed for tat sanctions so diplomatic relations fraught between the 2 countries may be even worse now by this warning from the national security adviser
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and later we'll get the latest from eastern ukraine on the buildup of russian forces along the border for those other news and egyptian local media reporting at least 8 people have been killed in a train derailments nearly 100 others have been injured and happened as the train was traveling near the city of 2 north of cairo the accident comes just weeks after 19 people died when 2 trains collided and so hard province south of cairo. a massive fire in the south african city of cape town has ravaged large parts of table minds and the slopes above the news and neighborhoods are in flames and move residential areas are threatened to tell university has been evacuated for as often break out in this part part of south africa during periods of drought. now hospitals across i think are at breaking point since the region becomes
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a new global epicenter of the corona virus pandemic the number of covert 1000 deaths in bangladesh is unprecedented while pakistan's infections are at highs not seen since mid last year and it has had 261000 cases in 24 hours alone as a record for that country and the highest daily total in the world there are no beds in the hospitals there are no beds in the i.c.u. there are no ventilators there are no medicines are in charge supply even oxygen is in charge supply in more and more states and those who have died aren't waiting for hours to get for a decent commission what can be more dangerous and more frightening than this scenario and the sad part is that the numbers still writing the book coming few would be with me actually even voicing it well brazil continues to report the highest number of deaths worldwide almost 3000 dead in the past 24 hours in
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a sign of how bad things are grave diggers are struggling to keep up here's daniel schorr and their. 369000 people have now died in brazil since the pandemic began food chain 1000000 people infected and the situation is getting worse we've had international aid organizations such as medicine song from here for instance saying that the national government in brazil has handled the virus the pandemic in the worst way possible that's a criticism of the government of president john doe who continues to insist that lockdown is don't work that the economy should take precedence you have had some states in brazil now appealing to the united nations a fisherman a tarion aid and the situation on the ground in many parts of the country is absolutely dire with people running out of oxygen running out of the medicines
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needed to put people to give people the adequate treatment that they need night time shifts some of the graveyards to bury the sheer number of people who are dying every day so a situation some people predicting up 210-0000 deaths likely in the month of april and really no end in sight i mean even the president's on that water themself a politician saying that the lockdowns don't work and ruinously saying that the rot lockdowns only make the situation worse so those who are against the government absolutely exasperated desperate for an end to this situation also europe now and germany has held a memorial service for the almost 80000 lives lost a covert 19 that stephanie jacker reports from berlin. a poignant tribute to germany's coronavirus victims a 1st such event broadcast live on t.v. and radio and attended by the president and chancellor angela merkel is in the mood
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to fund the last abandon me we are tired of the burden of the pandemic and wounded in the fight for the right way forward because of that we need a moment to stop ourselves a moment apart from daily politics a moment that allows us to take a look at the human cost of the tragedy of the pandemic the. families of the victims spoke to already come to an already kind enough to move mourn and pundits whom even if we all experience corona fatigue of the 12 months of the virus i appeal to all of you persevere it depends on all of us nobody can bring back my husband but everyone is warts and so he or she does not have to suffer like my husband or the other 80000 that. the flags of the german parliament the bundestag are flying at half staff and politicians are debating an amendment to know which could see the central government get more powers to impose lock downs on the 16 states which are currently in charge of their own health care policies chancellor
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angela merkel has been fighting for stricter lock downs and facing much resistance germany is struggling to contain a 3rd wave of the virus they have been warnings for weeks this wave could be worse than the previous 2 if stricter lock downs are not enforced germany's vaccination campaign has had a slow start hampered by bureaucracy a delay in the livery of vaccines and the debate about the dangers of potential side effects of both the astra zeneca and johnson and johnson jobs the recent addition that local doctors can vaccinate to means a campaign is finally seeing some momentum as of now around 1000 percent of the population has had at least one shot and 6 percent is fully vaccinated. but by no means is it keeping up with the rate of infections and there have been repeated warnings that hospitals could reach capacity if stricter lock downs aren't enforced if the law passes in parliament this week there could be nighttime curfews and the
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closure of all non-essential shops as well as schools if the infection rate reaches a certain level. but for now politicians here continue their back and forth stephanie decker al-jazeera berlin. has announced a record 466 new covert 1000 cases and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours the territory has received very few vaccine doses just 3 percent of the adult population has been inoculated nearly all its i.c.u. beds are now in use weaves highly contagious variants are fuelling the 2nd wave of infections well just across the barrier fence people in israel no longer need to wear masks outside schools have been reopened in the latest sign of a gradual return to normal life masks were made mandatory a year ago to curb the spread of coronavirus but now they only need to be worn indoors israel's been able to wind back restrictions to to
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a successful vaccination campaign more than half of the population has received both shots are a force that has more from west jerusalem. another landmark reached in israel's response to the corona virus pandemic on sunday with the dropping of the outdoor mask mandate people are still being told to wear masks in indoor public spaces or if they gather very tightly together in large numbers outside but in settings like this you can dispense with the mask as well as that schools are now back to normal or catch feeling has now stopped class sizes can return to normal and for face to face teaching all of this been made possible of course by the tumbling case numbers at the height of the pandemic there are more than 9000 new cases a day on friday it was just over 100 and that of course being made possible by the vaccination campaign more than 5300000 israelis have had at least one dose that's 57.5 percent of the population with a further 1000000 people having had the disease recovered and therefore have
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immunity as well and need to go we'll continue wearing it for at least 2 months until the world is making progress like us. but i think there's a reason to be happy that we no longer have to wear masks and this is a big success with the vaccination roll out. the memories of the worst of all this for the public and for health officials remain fresh and so there are warnings and caveats being attached to this recent round of success the coronavirus are full one is saying that israel has yet to reach the 75 percent of the population with a new unity that is required for herd immunity so that is a concern as well is that he's warning of possible new variance with particular focus on one indian variant that has been detected at the airport recently on top of that the director of health at the health ministry has warned that children of course have not been vaccinated those under 16 with 20 percent of teachers also not
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being vaccinated so no one is yet saying that this crisis is entirely over but this is another day where there is a feeling of returning normality. still ahead sonal just here we look at the factors fueling conflicts in northern mozambique yana risk it could spread. and we're in the tiny atlantic archipelago of cape verde to find out what's drawing. new migrants unlike. it's time for the perfect jenny. sponsored point qatar airways however got some lovely weather to come for japan over the next couple of days the korean peninsula set fair as well northern parts of china are also doing quite nicely this play out in the process of pulling out of the way still quite a stiff breeze coming in across northern parts of japan as we go through monday
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a few showers just rattling in on that for a time but essentially it will dry up and it will bright not attempt it getting up to $21.00 celsius at 70 in found one sunshine for soledad also for beijing scientists and west of weather coming into central parts of china as we go on into tuesday better ahead of that there you go it's looking good over the next couple of days with 25 in tokyo look further south and you can see this area cloud in the rain here making its way very close to the philippines that of course is alast super typhoon nasty system this it is the strongest typhoon so far of the season of the year in fact with the equivalent of category 5 winds if you were an atlantic horak and so 250 kilometers per hour on those winds we're looking at damaging winds then we are looking at some very heavy rain but thankfully it looks like it's to stay offshore so the worst of the weather will make its way further more towards and out into the open waters but there's the risk of flooding for many pass for the
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philippines. to qatar airways. in pakistan's largest city climate change and water shortages and driving some residents to desperate measure it's 101 east meet the issue of corruption funneled to 0. al-jazeera. every. the on. my. this is al-jazeera quite right on the headlines for you this hour hospitals across
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i think at breaking point as the region becomes a new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic india's reported more than 261000 new infections egyptian local media reporting that at least 8 people have been killed in a train derailment nearly 100 others injured north of cairo. and police in the czech republic want to talk to 2 russians linked to a 2014 explosion at an ammunitions dump all the same man accused of poisoning surface cripple and his daughter yulia in the u.k. and 28. and people in eastern ukraine are worried about force or russian troop buildup on the boards or maybe even for them and us shall stratford reports from here if people aren't convinced by russia's reassurances. ukrainian soldiers on the front line on the highest level of alert since the signing of an often violated cease fire agreement with pro russian separatists 7 years ago russia says its
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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. was 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. i have lived here since 29 i used to live in our lives but i had to flee because of my political views it has been quiet these last few days but this is the 2nd night in
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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. crain refuses russia's demand that it talk directly to pro moscow separatist leaders russia refuses to withdraw from crimea she documented in 2014. and let's say political deadlock on many levels remain the breakdown in the current ceasefire was fairly predictable because the sides were negotiating in good faith it's not negotiating in good faith in probably in about october and they reached the point where they were instead of trying to find common ground they were deliberately putting forth proposals that they knew
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would annoy the other side or 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 almost 3 and a half 1000000 people are an urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection in eastern ukraine. but al-jazeera. the u.s. state department says ordering all non-essential personnel ice of its embassy in chad's saying the security situation is deteriorating the warning follows reports of rebels making their way towards the capital into jamma from the north german nationals of also being advised to leave if the morgan has more. the united kingdom has at its name to the list of countries that are advised that is advising its nationals inside chad to leave the country as soon as possible because of the
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advance that the rebel group known as the known as the front for change and concord say they are making towards the capital injun manner now france which is chad's closest ally has not advised its nationals to leave the country but it did issue a statement saying that the embassy here issued a statement saying that its nationals should remain inside the capital because of the security situation now defunct for a change and concorde is an armed rebel group that was formed in time to 16 to counter and oust president idriss deby who's been in power for 30 years now and who looks like is said to who's poised to be an power for at least another 5 years after in a provincial provisional results show that he is leading in the presidential polls in the elections that were held exactly a week ago and the government issued a statement then saying that it's pursuing the rebels using its our it's our forces as well as warplanes and the foreign ministry issued a statement saying that the wolf by the diplomatic missions is to make sure to
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premature and that the situation right now is under control and there is no need for the concern that those diplomatic missions are currently showing by telling their citizens to leave the country meanwhile we have a statement from the rebels themselves saying that they are getting into a ground that they are right now in kind of province which is in the north about 300 kilometers away from the capital and that they will continue to make their way towards the capital to oust the president idriss deby anger about a lack of wealth distribution is being blamed for a conflict in northern mozambique the world bank says the north south divide could bring could bring fighting don't the coach. reports from pemba. 26 year old daughter deed 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 discrimination going on these companies have very few muslim beacons from kabul and
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most of the good jobs and money goes to the foreigners and government officials even jobs or 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 the causes of al-shabaab is manipulating disgruntled youth and recruiting some of them as fighters but very out 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 are 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 much andy. people in cape birds are voting in the elections dominated by the pandemic and its impacts on the tourism dependent economy it's any atlantic archipelagos stability has drawn migrants from elsewhere in africa and members of the us for because hug reports from and are anchored in the harbor of keep virgin island of self ascent is the vessel of return for
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architect a d.m. 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 sort of fighting with it we see it. also as a vessel of return for people in the african diaspora and as a place to. 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 really
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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. 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 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 but then 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 know 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. racetrack for international motor bike events is being built in indonesia the government sees the coastal area of monday leak as a future sport and tourism hub not everyone's on board though it's just a washington reports. on the island of lombok this racetrack
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is one of the country's most high profile infrastructure projects the circuit will host major racing events when complete and there will be new hotels roads and airport extensions to make way for thousands of racing fans but slick promotional videos don't tell the full story. people living here say they've been forced to ribera their loved ones because the area symmetry is being demolished by developers . but. 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 about 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
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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 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
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a priority zone for truism 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. company on demand says he was only compensated for some of his land now his family like many others faces the challenge of starting again somewhere else just to washington al-jazeera jakarta. my. guess is al jazeera and these other headlines russia's u.k. ambassador has promised that alexina vulnerable die in prison earlier the us told russia that they'll be consequences if the kremlin critic doesn't survive valmy is said to be critically ill mike hanna has more from washington d.c.
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on the comments made by the u.s. national security advisor.


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