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but let me present family members and say they were innocent taken from their homes and executed under pressure of business well as the defense minister vladimir by bremer said the armed forces were open lige to defend their country from the regular groups but added that human rights needed to be respected and that the events at the border would be investigated. 0. 000 that i'm with the al jazeera news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes the czech republic says 2 russians charged for the poisoning that sank in the u.k. are behind a 2014 explosion at a check on step. warnings of consequences from the u.s. about the health of kremlin critic alexy russia facing diplomatic pressure on
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a number of fronts. and to report small mccourt's are over a 1000000 calls with $1000.00 infections there are a record number of cases and deaths in pakistan plus. i'm nicholas hall in the capital of cape verd prior work out virgins have come out in numbers to vote in this. election over concerns of the economic fallout of the global pandemic on the small island nations economy. with this force as european football's governing body away from condemned proposals for a break choice super league warning any clubs thinking of joining that they'll be banned from domestic european and world wide competitions. rose just after 1800 g m. see we begin the news are in russia where as mir putin's
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government is under pressure on multiple fronts for the 1st time in decades it's causing a diplomatic disputes with the czech republic after accusations the kremlin spies were behind an explosion in 2014 they kill 2 people in a turn southeast of prague well moscow has voted to retaliate after prague expelled 18 russian diplomats when they so says it stands in with the czech republic the e.u. is meeting on monday to discuss the crisis also on the agenda is the fast deteriorating health of president vladimir putin's prominent critic alexi the vul me now he's on hunger strike or being held in a russian prison the u.s. says there will be consequences if the dies and tensions between western powers and moscow are already high after a russian military buildup near ukraine's eastern border or bernard smith begins our coverage from moscow on the diplomatic standoff between russia and the czech
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republic. 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 and that quote you know that 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 men the czech government wants to question their travel to prague and 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. me of the 3rd world interviewed on russian television the men
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said they gone to solve 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 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 burnitz with al-jazeera moscow. let's get more now from mike hanna who joins us from washington d.c. about the american pressure on the kremlin over alexina vuln these health mike the u.s. is clearly very concerned about an avowal me with the national security advisor tell
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us media that russia will face consequences if he dies. very much so jake sullivan making that particular statement warning of consequences if you should die in russian custody he didn't elaborate on exactly what these consequences would be saying that the u.s. has a range of options it could take now remembering that the u.s. has already imposed a series of sanctions against russian individuals and russia of corporations russia in turn has responded with sanctions against the united states in a tit for tat measure so there are sanctions in place already unclear as to exactly what steps further the u.s. could take but this once again just accent 2 aides the relations in existence at the moment between the u.s. and russia president biden having spoken to that emir putin in recent days very critical of him publicly on the telephone call cautioning him against russian
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interference in u.s. elections blaming him for russia's actions on the crimean border and it is believed bringing up the issue of alexei navalny as well and mike you mentioned there that the united states already has sanctions on america and relations between the 2 powers certainly aren't gree war where does this leave the relationship between russia and the united states particularly if these consequences are enforced. well indeed years so it's hard to see what stronger measures the united states could take at this point what these consequences would be of possibly this speculation the expulsion of the russian ambassador which would be an extreme diplomatic measure but at the same time one must remember despite this broader relationship president biden has been seeking a face to face meeting with vladimir putin he suggested during his telephone call
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that they meet in a 3rd country within the next month or so while president biden and his administration are exerting massive pressure on russia for various reasons he still seeking some form of but dialogue you still appears to want to get it working relationship with the russian president and hence he suggested this face to face meeting ok mike hanna there brain is the very latest from washington d.c. thank you very much indeed mike well let's stay with this flood america is the executive director of the anti corruption foundation and a friend of alexina found the he joins us now from london great to have you with us on the news sorry let me start by asking how worried are you that your friends alexina valmy will die in prison. well not only is today on the 19th day of his hunger strike hunger strike is not something that people take lightly it's the measure of last resort this situation deteriorated on friday
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when we received his blood that was showed up normal level of a touch which is associated with imminent risk of failure and. heart issues so we are indeed very worried i think the count is in days until his trial is likely to give in and given the pressure that his case has attracted particularly from we're here in the united states warning of consequences mr novell may die do you worry that. the prison authorities will start to force feed him. there's a danger something that has not been since sauvage times it's very painful procedure and it's against any prison regulations in russia so i hope that the prison authorities do not resort to that do you think vladimir
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putin has an incentive to keep. the ball in the alive i mean it could mean anything at this stage because he does have a much larger forward base in russia was gaining in popularity as he went into prison. in terms of incentive for putsch and keeping the wildly alive i think it is indeed. entering his calculations i mean he was a careful label of killer has been caraway applied to him by president biden but if not all name dies in prison with all the global attention focused on him as the most important principle of a cult prisoner nowadays in the world i think this label of killer.
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will stick with him for good forever but it's not the libor one. interested in would this not make. me a martyr of sorts someone willing to to die to stand up for the people of russia and against corruption which he has exposed i think you don't need another validation of the valma a in terms of his willingness to risk his life for the work of. his life for bringing democratic change in russia he returned from the safety of germany to russia where he faced every certain but the bill itself imprisonment and now we see that imprisonment is being turned by the russian authorities into a torture. the us has warned of consequences shoots alexina's on the
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going in prison what action would you like to see happen what action would you like to take place. i wouldn't 2nd guess the authorities and the actions that western countries. in the hall can take against russian government we have summoned all our resources all our contacts. there has been outpouring of support from from many. countries from. opinion leaders there's a letter of 70. leaders all of culture the actors the writers we believe that all this will have impact and we're planning for an unprecedented protest in russia on wednesday where we hold that up to $500000.00 people would
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take to the street to support proper medical care being given to another volley and he is released from incarceration just one final question for you but i'm sure of course are you in touch with. these why does she have a message to share with the world and are you hopeful that he will leave prison alive. we are indeed in touch and i speak for every few days she is very war. and. of course we all hope that. given the proper medical care this is the on the demand. that he has in connection with his hunger strike ok vladimir i'm sure kofi from the anticorruption foundation and
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a friends over lexington valley thank you very much indeed for joining us on al-jazeera. meanwhile people in the eastern ukraine are worried about what a russian troop build up on the border may mean for them and i shall stratford reports 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 the 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. 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
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a 1000000 people live in a 10 kilometer wide so-called contact zone the stretches on both sides across the front line. oksana says she fled with her son genya from separatist controlled areas 2 years ago yes 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 last 2 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
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directly to pro moscow separatist leaders russia refuses to withdraw from crimea but you talk you part 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's not negotiating in good faith in probably in about october and they'd reached the point where they were instead of trying to find common ground they were deliberately putting forth proposals that they knew 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 after 7 years of failed peace negotiations the u.n. says almost 3 and a half 1000000 people are an urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection in eastern ukraine. but al-jazeera. plenty more still ahead on the news
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hour including we look at why so many babies are dying of coke at 19 in brazil. germany pays tribute to the nearly 80 fans and people who died as it struggles to contain the united breaks. handed incident packed formula one race in a silly jemma we'll have all the sporting action for you later in the show. the hospitals across south asia are at breaking point as a severe wave over covert 19 sweeps across the region bangladesh has recorded record number of deaths in pakistan for the 1st time since june cases are at an all time high and dia is reporting the world's highest number of new cases women 261 fison infections recorded there in just 24 hours as capital new delhi is running
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out of oxygen medicine and i.c.u. beds there are no backs in the hospitals there are no beds in the i.c.u. nor ventilate ers there are no medicines are in short supply even oxygen is in charge supply more and more states and those who have died are debating what are worse to get for the sent commission what can be more dangerous and more frightening than this scenario and the sad part is that the numbers are still rising therefore coming few would be actually even worse than it. brazil continues to report the highest number of deaths worldwide nearly 3000 brazilians died in just the past 24 hours a night shift some benighted to several cemeteries as grave diggers struggle to bury the dead swell that starts. in one of sirees argentina for more on the covert across latin america daniel let's focus in on brazil
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they've accounted for a quarter all of the lives lost world why is there any indication that the situation there is coming under control. no other none whatsoever if anything the situation is going from bad to worse we've now got a situation where it seems that some of the more virulent strains of the virus are circulating in brazil hitting particularly young people people in their twenty's and thirty's who weren't as severely affected before also pregnant women and babies a greater number of babies have died in brazil than in the years before the pandemic they don't seem to know exactly yet why that might be the only measures open to the orthorexic is what we've had health ministers asking or suggesting that
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women simply didn't lay getting pregnant until they get to the bottom of this problem the situation in many of the hospitals is at breaking point medicines including oxygen are in very short supply an average in the past few weeks of 3000 people a day dying across brazil 369000 have died since the pandemic began $14000000.00 people are now infected and you've heard organizations international organizations such as medicines or front year criticizing the national government of president job also now are all for having run their pandemic campaign their anti campaign worse than anywhere else in the world he continues the president continues on the strain that he's had right for from the beginning that the pandemic is no big deal that the economy must take precedence his son had water though him self a politician has suggested that lockdown measures only increase the number of infections which has been met by outrage across the country and you had some parts
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of brazil asking the united nations for instance to declare a humanitarian disaster the situation is that bad right across the country in the meantime you've got neighboring countries with their own problems there with regards to the pandemic looking with great trepidation about what is happening in brazil fearful that those variants those more virulent variants will spread across the borders ok daniel schorr one of their very is that update from want to say respect very much indeed daniel. well let's take a look at covert 19 is affecting young children and toddlers doctors in brazil have seen an alarming rise in the number of babies dying from the virus in recent weeks with around 1300 deaths and it's not just spreads ill in india there are reports of an increasing number of young children are showing severe symptoms compared to what we saw last year in the u.s. the fatality rates among kids remains low but there have been at least 3500000
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positive cases in children. will doctor. is a doctor specializing in internal medicine she joins us from porto alegre in brazil it's good to have you with us on the news i'd like to focus on the. unusual situation of babies and children dying of covert we were told at the outset that this is a disease that affects it's adults and the infirm more than children so why are so many babies and children dying of covert in brazil. well 25 percent of deaths due to cold in $1000.00 in children have occurred this year alone so when you have high rates of adults infected with curren a virus you expect more children to be infected as well this is definitely the main reason why a year seeing such high numbers in children and also brazilian population tends to
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be younger than some countries so it is likely that you'll see more cases in younger people as well. according to c.d.c. data destitute in children corresponds to around 0.2 percent of the deaths but when you have hundreds of thousands of people dying due to covert like you have in brazil we expect that some hundreds of their small occur or among children as well 1st silly so it's a do they. are i'm sorry to cut you off and so do you think this is more to do with the sheer volume of cases in brazil right now or is there anything to the fact that brazil is dealing with these much more very very very human strains of coronavirus is there any research going on into this does this bring brazilian stream impact children more than other strains of coronavirus. so yes there are some
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studies that are evaluating this but we still don't know whether that be one variant this so called fairy and is more causes more severe illness than other variants either in the folds are in children though like we only know that it's more transmissible but it is quite possible that it causes more severe illness as well but there are 2 other factors that i believe they're also responsible for this the 1st is a problem we have also in that though it's in brazil there is a misconception that is backed up by our government unfortunately that cool 1000 is not such a bad problem that we should in worry too much about it and when it comes to children that's even worse so many people they don't even know that children can do to kill the 19 so they don't worry too much that their child will get infected
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when the 2nd fact they're sorry oh please carry on the 2nd factor ok the 2nd factor is this is the health system collapse so when you have a house system that is under collapse late put it in june july less year and definitely over the past months desu to any condition will increase because people they can't even access health care and that might be a problem for children because some of them develop what we call mist which stands for most in the flatmate's or it's in german children when the child some weeks after he or she is infected with current virus will develop and then slam a cherry syndrome that might be quite serious this child who require hospitalization sometimes intensive care and that's not something you can always do when you have a health system that isn't there collapse ok that's the reason do you know it absolutely is do you think the brazilian government was right it's to advise women in brazil to delay getting pregnant and so the pandemic has subsides it's because
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that is ringing real alarm bells for women a particular who is considering having children right know. wow this is quite a certain my opinion i mean al though brazil is responsible for a high rate of pregnant women date due to cohabit this will not solve the problem and what will solve the problem is to concert to control transmission and it will this will not only decrease the cases but also prevent the surging of new there instead made be even more of the early and end lethal than the worms we're seeing right now and also to vaccinate fast and that's not something the government is doing the government is passing on the responsibility for the people and and that's absurd in the opinion ok and just fine of a doctor visit the many of our viewers worldwide will be alarmed to hear about the the risk of children dying of coronavirus what do you advise your
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patients and what would you advise our viewers if they are concerned about their children contracting coronavirus or getting very sick from coverage what steps can they take to keep their children safe well definitely reducing exposure to the virus for adults and children alike and preventing. call the 19 is the best option so vaccinate if you can and avoid exposure when possible ok dr. great to get your thoughts and your experience there thank you so much for joining us on these are thank you margot health officials are warning of a humanitarian crisis in the besieged enclave. the number of tests that have reached an all time high 23 people have died in the last 24 hours 466 year infections were also reported the occupied palestinian territory has received few
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doses of the vaccine just 3 percent of its people have been given the champ but it's a very different picture over in israel it has fully reopened schools and has lifted its requirement for face coverings outdoors with more than half the population vaccinated infections been declining steadily from west jerusalem here's harry fawcett. 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
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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 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 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
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a 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 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. well germany has held a memorial service for those who died or covert 19 another 67 people died on sunday bringing the german death toll to just under 80000 stephanie decker 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 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
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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 worth it 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 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
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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 little pos is in parliament this week there could be night time curfews and the 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. more still ahead on out
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to syria we'll take you to a school in afghanistan that offers hope right of stigma and discrimination for children with hearing disabilities and they really don't think on the master's tennis champion following in the footsteps of his mother gemma we'll explain all in sports. we got more warm sunshine coming in across the middle east no great surprises here a little bit of cloud do you notice just around that western side of saudi arabia of the fair weather nature a little further north getting up into the thirty's once again for beirut 37 there in damascus in the 36 there for jerusalem 40 in baghdad very very hot weather and
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it is early in the it does cool off around the levant as we go through a choose day bag that does stay hot hot enough to in kuwait city into the mid thirty's across costs aren't pushing across into central parts of saudi arabia just want to showers possibly wintry nature of the high ground of afghanistan but elsewhere slushy dry and fine the be a few showers to creep into the north of pakistan live the showers to around the therapy and highlands at the moment you can see the clouds just bubbling up in the seasonal rains kicking off some showers to just creep in the way into central and southern parts of somalia coastal showers there for tanzania maybe a few showers into kenya and the showers run all the way across towards the gulf of guinea they extend they way down across the northern parts of mozambique madagascar is well we have got a chance of somewhat to weather for the fos out south africa. but
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the you. know all the all. this is al jazeera quick reminder all the top stories for you this our hospitals across south asia are at breaking point as a more severe wave of covert 19 sweeps across the region india is reporting the world's highest number of new infections more than $261.00 fisons in just 24 hours police in the czech republic counts towards 2 russian salutes 282014 explosion at an ammunitions their point deputy rather they are the same man accused of poisoning the circus cripple and his daughter yulia in the u.k. 28. and the u.s.
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has warned of consequences of kremlin critical action of only dies in prison the family is in the 3rd week of ongar strike and close to death according to his personal doctor. all that so i get more on this now from pfizer merits medical fees of political scientists at the russian academy of scientists sciences and joins us now from moscow it's good to have you with us on the news let's start with alexey the vali what do you think the rationale is for denying and mates personal physician to see their patient particularly when it's been claimed their days from death. well actually regarding the others say no although i don't think that he's just. have no opportunity to see the doctor and to consult with a doctor about his desists actually as far to my information. here has been already examined by the doctor while being in trees and actually.
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there were no major grievances about about his health so i don't think that the there is any reason for denying came a doctor because. he actually if he has any and his sickness so he of course so it can consult a doctor so the thing that don't says in the russian prison have offense and that he hasn't lost about 7 or 9 kilos and his potassium levels are not as a live 8 it's as his personal physician suggests. actually i think that. you know we have we have. we have a rule here that if a patient or any any any. possible patient need medical help medical help sort here it can consult with a doctor and you are saying that he lost. all the weight so are i think that.
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if he needs a consultation from a doctor so he can consult it and that i should look there's a lot to actually. have the opportunity just to to deny him that they that they can consult him ok well that would be good to know we'll pass that message back to the friends of the we were speaking to earlier he'll be reassured that he will of course have access to the doctor but this is just one aspect of the diplomatic pressures that russia is coming on so right now there's the pressure from the alleged treatments of alexina vonnie there is also the pressure from the u.s. you have said in the last hour or so that they stand with the czech republic after diplomats have been expelled and they've accused the they see the czech republic has been firm in its response against russian subversive actions on its soil
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and then of course there are also pressures coming from. ukraine who feel pressured with a buildup of troops on their borders what do you think russia strategy here is it appears like this 3 separate fights being picks at once. ok well i think that these. recent expulsions which were actually happened just a day or 2 or traverse later there was expulsion all the time russian diplomats from the russian embassy in washington d.c. . this is actually the whole campaign of the. west probably starting starting from the united states to put the pressure on russia actually and russian strategy. as. it is it is evident actually not look look to provoke any anybody not to provoke the western countries not to provoke.
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some tough response but you know in diplomatic practice and diplomatic direct is safe for. a country decides to. send the way the diplomat sold there must be a direction and the russian strategies or action action and. the changes we don't see that expelling the diplomats is a reaction see an explosion and i mean issues there who i was carried out by 2 russian spies so that could be that was the reaction see an initial reaction a hostile reaction from russia. i don't think that there will be some good reason for. russian citizens spying spying and there's some initial deploy actually no this is this is a pretext i think that you know that. who can prove who can prove that. any russian
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citizen was in this from a nation that boy and trying to stop and so on there on the grounds of spanish the russian diplomats were ordered to leave the country the whole lumber so this is this is incredible but the czech authorities are going to lay out that proof and certainly the united for the state department says that they they they stand with the czech republic because presumably they've seen the credible evidence and and we have had some evidence that the syrians are vigils involved were the same individuals who carried out an attack on u.k. soil it's just i'm just trying to understand what the what russia hopes to get out of these actions are or does russia feel like it's the victim here and it hasn't done anything wrong. i think that in this case you're right actually that the brushes of the domino i don't think that russia did anything wrong because. as
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regards to czech republic as well as in the recent past regards the u.k. great britain actually and. no one can prove that russia actually was trying to intimidate someone or was trying to do any harm to anybody so i think that in the end though the day russia feels a self like a victim awful the propaganda and awfully. hostile actions of the western countries ok so i think of a great to get your through your views on the shore thank you so much for joining us from moscow and talking to us here on al-jazeera appreciate it and just as we were speaking there we have now learned via the foreign ministry in russia that they are expelling 28 czech diplomats that's 20 checked it limits are being
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expelled from russia as human retaliation for the expulsion of the 14 russian diplomats these 20 must leave the country by april 19th that's the r i a news agency citing the russian foreign ministry more on this of course as it comes in for now though gyptian the egyptian health ministry says at least 11 people have been killed in a train rail mintz the only 100 others have been injured as they happened as the train was traveling near the city of north of cairo the local media reporting there the heads of the gyptian railways agency has submitted his resignation as a result. a massive fire in the south african city of cape town has ravaged large parts of table mountain the slopes of both newman's neighborhoods are in flames and more residential areas are threatened cape town university has been evacuated fires
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often break outs in this part of south africa during periods of drought. at least 70 people have been killed in violence in yemen's and ties provinces. another 85 people were injured spirity forces say a battle for control of the all rich regions intensified during the past 24 hours with the rebels launched an offensive in february us and the united nations have increased diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire and secure protesters right on the streets again across myanmar there showing support for the national unity government it was formed on friday as part of the ongoing resistance to military rule and includes ousted members of parliament ethnic leaders and protest figures in the southern city of daraa way hundreds of gathered before being dispersed by security forces more than 730 people have been killed since the military seize power on february 1st the u.s.
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state department is ordering all non-essential personnel out of its embassy in chad saying the security situation is deteriorating the warning follows reports of rebels making their way towards the capital in jermyn or from the north german nationals have also been advised to leave the country. holzer bicycles and parliamentary elections which have been dominated by the pandemic and its impact on the tourism dependent economy the tiny atlantic archipelagos stability has been a draw card for migrants from elsewhere in africa and members of the day asked for returning home on the. joins us now live from cape capital prior neck you've been polling site there all day was the turnout been like in these elections. well hala really depends on which neighborhood earlier when we were in a more affluent neighborhood a lot of people we saw
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a lot of women coming out to vote now we're here and they were heard in downtown. which is a very popular neighborhood a lot of people here that you see behind me depend on remington money sent from the large virgin diaspora and this is the polling station let me bring you in here is it a close in 20 minutes and so people among those that have just voted it is. you've just voted just a couple of minutes ago why is it so important for you to come out and vote today in this parliamentary election. think it's my duty as a. citizen to choose or want to be running the country for the next 5 years so i believe that. in this in this situation it's. my fault. now in this polling station
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we've noticed that there isn't as many people have come out and voted and you were saying earlier on to me that you you notice that along a lot of young people a lot of your friends have decided to not vote in this election why is that. well i think. what i perceive is like the young people they don't they don't trust the actions we having a series of bad. situations like no jobs as a lot of crisis this is why i think people are sceptical 'd. keep the same government out change so it's like whatever they don't want to go so same same but different but yet the opposition leader general martha is trying to attract young voters saying that she can represent this population what's at stake here in this election. i think yeah i think she shares the point she because she's so ready was the minister of. it was
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a girl. but i think yet we don't have the we don't her because she represent the you know the position and it's it's very hard because we you know it's like a mindset when we already have a mindset i don't have i don't think that way but i think larry is like a common mind set of people that think. they are all the same even if she is doing that is you know will not be enough. thank you very much so there are 2 leading candidates in this election and incumbent prime minister. korea and germany are. in this election during the campaign they have picture really fought against each other saying in his slogan that he's the steady way forward that we should continue that people should continue to trust in him because he's weathered the pandemic in the economic fallout of the pandemic in this country that
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heavily relies on tourism on the other hand has been very critical of the handling of the government saying that the ruling party has sold public assets referring to to the national airline or to the to the maritime. routes that have been sold to a portuguese company why is this important to people here because capital very day is now in the islands and the only way to connect these on its together is through air and by sea and for many kept virgin this is what is at stake trying to to to regain control of those assets and have a say in this parliamentary election hala a fascinating election. for reporting live from prior thank you very much indeed. for still to come on the. news hour we'll have the sport for you after the break a shark in the water and
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a halt to the surfing events airbus trulia stay with us see what happens that's. the end. tor to al-jazeera. you told me what the government you represent is now illegitimate and we listen we do not sell the fence material any country the conflict in yemen we meet with the global news makers and talk about the stories that matter on syria visit lights may look like a city from the sky but they're fishing vessels just outside of argentina's exclusive economic zone the united states launched operation southern cross to combat illegal and regulated fishing in the southern atlantic argentina's coast guard say their main task is to control their movements so they do not cross into arjan time territory from this form are gentile forty's can monitor what's
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happening in its economical surface zones but what authorities here are saying is that what's important is to regulate what's happening in international waters. i am. welcome back at some of the sports here's emma. thanks european football's governing body you wafer has warned clubs thinking of forming a breakaway super league they will be banned from all other competitions 12 clubs from across europe including around madrid and manchester united have reportedly signed up to this new format with an announcement thought to be imminent it's
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nearly could rival the champions league it's understood around $5000000000.00 has been committed to the project by the american bank j.p. morgan live a poll of barcelona eventis and arsenal as some of the other teams legibly agreed to be involved but you a fat released a joint statement with a number of european leagues threatening sanctions fever and all our members say stations will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project a project that is founded on the self interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity the clubs are concerned it will be banned from playing in any other competition at domestic european or world level and their players could be denied the opportunity to represent their national teams a piece at global sports correspondent rob harrison says a super league proposal put some of the biggest clubs in europe on a collision course with the sports administrators. that we're seeing is some of the elite clubs in europe trying to rip up the system and go out alone with
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a lot of the super league they want control not only of the competition but the following answers and also the access to just to compete in a potential so you believe they want to leave the champions league as we've known for so many years and run things their own way but we've had the threats from u.a.e. for legal action if the elite clubs choice to go you've got manchester united on by the glazers liverpool by john henry in the boston red sox every dollar you write conflict now with the leagues that they're part of as they try to launch their own breakaway super league something native for so many years off the table just toying . clubs are often trying to get more money from something like the champions league but i don't think we've ever come as close now as it will come into our concern domestically and it's like the super league looks in as many as 15 positions as is being suggested by the super league was suddenly transformed domestic competitions
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the lifeblood of something like the premier league is often the great the top 4 places to qualify for the champions league that's all it's all also potentially cause your dream of a club like leicester playing here wembley today from such competition they won the premier league 5 years ago so unexpectedly and made it into the champions league potential so you colleagues have access outside of the lots in clubs is very much more difficult. have won their 1st italian me in more than 2 months. to one of the san siro thanks to this i don't go down the scale mark inadvertently heading the ball past his own goalkeeper despite the way in the 2nd place man still 8 points behind syria leaders into you've just kicked off against napoli form you are now in max a staff and has won an incident packed media a man yet grown pretty in italy the red bull driver overtook world champion lewis
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hamilton on the opening lap the wet conditions resulted in a huge crash and midway through the race forcing it to be suspended by marshals daybreak off the track but after the restarts the stefano went on to clinch his 11th a career victory as for how it's only finished 2nd ahead of mclaren is nando norris . it's also been confirmed that there will be a new f one race in miami starting next season as part of the 10 year deal it will take place at an isa it's in the hard rock stadium complex so it belongs at the miami dolphins and f l f one has a race in florida since 1959 and it means that we now be 2 races in the u.s. alongside the one in austin texas. flavia of course there are made it back to back wins with victory at the portugal may take g.p. the started on hold but slips to 4th place on the opening corner however 40 is way back to take the lead with 17 laps remaining and never back to counties that pack
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a bag and i was 2nd with more champion a john mayer and as he clinched his 1st preview of the season 6 time world champion mark mark has finished 7th on his return injury. stephanus says the past has won tennis is monte carlo mosses and he did it without dropping a set in the whole tournament but number 5 was up against russian in the final and he beat the number 6 eat in straight sets 63632 in his 1st title of the year 6. since the passage of the 1st member of his family to raise a trophy at the monte carlo a country club his mother one a junior title at the same venue 40 years ago. one of the top gold medal contenders for the tell here olympics sends out a warning to his rivals with a dominant victory in the netherlands against the current olympic marathon champion ample world record holder but there were doubts about his form after his 8th place
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finish in london last year this was his 1st appearance since then and he looked back to his best cruising to victory in 2 hours 4 minutes and 30 seconds 3 time world surfing champion mick fanning famously you fought off a great white shark back in 2015 and he came close to seeing another one on sunday the australian came out of retirement for a one off appearance in sydney and showed he still got the skills but moments after his heat the competition was halted after a shark was spotted by a drone luckily of fanning was already safely back on the beach at that point as the surfers were caught out of the water for 15 minutes and so over the eyes were confident the animal had moved on fanning was eventually beaten by the current champion. of brazil. that is all for now i'll be back with more later and we look forward said of course i gem other with the sport in london thank you very much indeed and that's it for me on the team here in doha we're going to hand the
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