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told to only use their own. let me ask you how worried you are about the increase in hostilities in yemen we listen this is the moment to stop all the 30 action this is the moment he also writes on fighting we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories of them on the edges there are. 4. this is al jazeera. hello i'm adrian for the get this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes. distributed. as part of the problem still rage democratic presidential hopeful joe biden condemns donald trump's handling of the nationwide police brutality protests. president trump visits a catholic shrine despite growing criticism that he is using religion as a political tool. a new report says that china delayed sharing vital information
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about the coronavirus that's the world health organization was praising its response back in january. the 1st covert 19 related death is reported in the crowded raping a refugee camp in bangladesh which the u.n. has warned is a high risk. a president who traffics in fear and division that's the scathing attack launched at donald trump by democratic presidential hopeful joe biden he's accused him of fanning the flames of hate as he spoke addressing the death of a black man in police custody it's been a week now since protests began across the united states after the killing of george floyd at minneapolis last monday kid 3. became 3. george ford's last words with you didn't die resume.
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are still being heard include all across this nation. they speak to a nation where too often. just the color of your skin and put your life and risk the country's cried out for leadership leadership the key to 9 is leadership that brings us together leadership that can recognize pain and deep grief of communities that have had a knee on their neck for a long time donald trump is turning this country you know battlefield riven by all resentments and fresh fears he thinks division helps it is not this is the most become more important in the nation's well being that he leads i ask every american i mean this is a bottom or ask every american look at where we are now and think anew is the issue we are. just a fair amount of salvage out there as patty kohei and will join us with more how
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the nationwide on rest is affecting the political campaigns on the way in the u.s. but 1st let's bring in our white house correspondent kimberly how could a company you've got a president who's threatening to introduce martial law he's calling protest as losers all branding them domestic terrorists and then you've got joe biden looking every inch the elder statesman talking about reconciliation of the importance of leadership. yeah that's absolutely right in fact it was a very powerful speech by the presumptive democratic presidential nominee former vice president joe biden who has accused the us president of founding the flames of hate and division in the united states there has been widespread condemnation of the u.s. president's heavy handed response to the violent protests that have gripped the united states across more than 100 cities and also for his response in terms of the photo
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opportunity that has occurred not only today but also late on monday when the park across from the white house was cleared by riot police in firing rubber bullets and tear gas in order to disperse of what the mayor of washington d.c. says was a peaceful protest advance of her curfew so the u.s. president could step in front of st john's episcopal church here in washington to stage a photo opportunity in fact the house speaker nancy pelosi has been speaking about this and she has condemned the president's actions hope that the president of the united states would. follow the lead of so many other presidents before him to be a healer in chief and not a. founder of the flame yesterday we saw a most unfortunate situation where before the curfew the time of the curfew occurred peaceful demonstrators in front of protestors in front of the white house
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were beaten. some people came out and beat them to the could clear the area. so the president could come out and go forward what is that. it took kimberly about these photo opportunities the one last night and then an hour after joe biden spoke when the president went to the shrine of st john paul the 2nd in washington both have been condemned by religious leaders what is the president playing at. well the president is certainly trying to appeal to his supporters who. signed an executive order today on religious freedom and this was an opportunity for him to mark that occasion as you point out going to the shrine of pope john paul but the washington archbishop sending out a very strong message in opposition to the president's actions saying i find it baffling and reprehensible any catholic facility would allow itself to be so agree
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just misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles which calls us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree now the statement goes on to say that pope john paul the 2nd was an ardent defender of the rights of human beings and he would not condone the use of tear gas for a photo opportunity in front of a place of worship and peace but still this u.s. president has continued to double down on his defense of his actions saying that while he supports the 1st amendment right of peaceful protest after sundown in many of these american cities that's not what is taking place instead he said the actions against the police and also against private property are the actions of what he calls low lifes and losers and when it comes to washington d.c. where we seen a very heavy handed military presence including army black hawk helicopters
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swooping down on protesters we also saw the chair of the joint chiefs mark milley surveying the battlefield if you will with the deployment of the national guard as some active duty military to the washington d.c. streets we are now hearing from the attorney general william barr that this is an action that will be repeating itself he says in a statement there will be an even greater law enforcement resources and support in the region tonight the most basic function of government is to provide security for the people to live their lives and exercise their rights and we will. meet that responsibility here in the nation's capital so it's very clear that the trumpet ministration has no intention of backing down despite widespread criticism of their actions a white house correspondent kimberly how could reporting live from washington kimberly many thanks indeed as committee was saying this is an election year and all of these issues are likely to play out on the minds of those as let's bring it out to serious political haney's in maryland following the primaries in the middle
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of a global pandemic and widespread unrest in the united states the gloves a well and truly off the in the election campaign. they really are and it's just going to get more heated as you think about it it's not only a pandemic with more than $100000.00 americans dead there's a depression economic depression and now we see the civil unrest there is very happening in states across the country this could get biden job by former vice president joe biden close to the nomination if he is successful in all of the states and i have to tell you maryland we've seen a really brisk turnout here now what they did is they switched to mail in ballots they move the primary up this is when people elect their favorite either republican or democrat to run in the general election they moved it up until june and they sent mail and ballots to every person in maryland so we're seeing a lot of people drop off their ballots seen some people go in to vote obviously there's concern during the pandemic but i want to give you a little bit of
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a different perspective by george today by michael hurst he is a republican voter and you're the person every all the pollsters talked about you voted for obama and you switched to trump you're going to vote for trump again why yes right if things the better big one was illegal immigration enforcement bill clinton was very tough on crime tough on immigration enforcement and we've been overrun by a large number of illegal immigrants many of which have been receiving welfare benefits even though they're not supposed to but it's been happening and i saw it happen firsthand and so basically i saw a. trump is actually being closer to bill clinton the 1990 s. in today's democrats does it bother you that he's pretty children in cages i mean he's not putting children in cages what we had was detention facilities which were built for single men coming in and we were overwhelmed in part due to the flores ruling by judges and this encouraged large numbers of people to come in with families now that has decreased again because of the state and mexico policy so
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thus people have to apply for asylum from their home country or from the 1st safe country which it often ends with mexico how do you feel he's handled the coronavirus the response well i think he's done a lot of what he could do my experience in government has showed me that oftentimes walled people tend to blame the opposite political party oftentimes there's a limited number of things the president actually do he did some of our things such as limiting travel from china and imposing to be quarantined on americans returning from their other wise decisions like you know should there be quarantines or other restrictions those are decisions that are specifically to be made by governors and mayors and they did brief the governors way back in march and i think he's actually done about as well as he could do based on the circumstances what about his rhetoric during all of this tension and all this upheaval and all this i mean he cleared a peaceful protest to go stand in front of a church with a bible what do you think of that well actually that's not what the national park police said they said that some people actually spent on and on insolent things
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with the secret service i'm not sure exactly what happened so without having been there firsthand but i believe if you look at what he's actually said he said he believes in protecting peaceful protest but not those of anarchists and he also said if governors are not going to protect people's lives and property from enter history bricks shooting bullets lighting fires that he would step in and he does have legal authority if people don't do that and the people are in there michael thank you so much for joining us i appreciate your sure specht of us all is all right good luck to your candidate if you so he's here for a friend of his. running as a republican in congress handing out literature trying to get those votes out and again a fairly brisk response here in maryland for a primary that usually has low voter turnout could be in part because they did close a lot of the polling facilities so there are fewer and i think there are about 42 and the whole state of maryland that are open but we are seeing people come out and vote making their voices heard in this time of discontent zeros party culhane live
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in maryland many thanks indeed patty protesters across the united states upon taking to the streets to oppose police brutality demonstrations have been held in more than 350 cities on monday many of them organized by the group black lives massah along with police forces national guard troops have also been deployed at least 23 states to handle the protests in new york thousands have been robbing me of the police department headquarters demanding an end to police brutality and new york's mayor bill de blasio is extending the nighttime curfew in america's largest city until sunday he's rejected donald trump sulfa military assistance and says deploying the national guard would only heighten tensions. we do not need nor do we think it's wise for the national guard to be in new york city nor any armed forces i'm going to tell you why this is really important we have this hour right now if someone needs a history lesson when outside armed forces go into communities no good comes of it
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. let's go live now to new york kristen salumi is there for us kristen you were at that protest near police headquarters what was the mood. well there's a lot of resolve amongst protesters they're not backing down this is the 6 days straight citywide protest it's a very grassroots movement we've seen different groups having different events all around the city several in a day as you said there were hundreds of people here just a short time ago in new york's foley square they have marched on you might see a few coming up the street behind me here they've been marching throughout the city today and for the last week there have been some violent incidents the last couple nights even though the movement is overwhelmingly been peaceful the last 2 nights have seen looting some police officers attacked and that's what led the mayor to extend the curfew and have started earlier tonight right after dark in fact at 8 pm but again all of that has protesters just more resolved than ever and i have one
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here with me we have secured mitchum who is from the bronx and came out to be a part of this event today she kara tell me what it is that brought you out here today especially seeing what you see in the last couple days well what brought me out here is the general fight for our people i mean and the fact that is peaceful and we still get out point across that's what brought me out just justice in general for not just black people or people i know you live in the bronx which is one of the places that saw serious looting last night did you see any of that and how did that make you feel while i was not there personally but i do have friends and family that live by florida more close to that area in the bronx and just seeing it was just just heartening it was saddening it was a lot of you know looting and violence it was a couple of fires that was it was half for me to see i mean the understanding of it i do understand the feeling but the way that things were. the way that things were
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. but out there i think that it could have went a different way as far as violence and nonviolence do you think it will hurt the. efforts of protestors like yourself i do think that it will hurt the efforts of us because we're protesting peacefully so when they do things like the looting in the violence and. things that they're doing out there in messes it up for us because it makes look like we're also doing it we're also you know down with that type of you know solution and some of us are really not we just want to protest and put it out there that you know we're tired of certain things that have been happening and if there's enough we want to get a point across but we don't want anyone to get hurt or anything like that we just want to be heard and you said you feel like you're making a difference i do think that i'm making a difference it takes a village and i'm happy to be a part of it we're all banding together we're all working together we're all walking together not just the united states but everywhere around the world so i do think that it's coming together definitely will make
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a difference in the future security thank you so much for taking the time to stop your march and talk to us at al-jazeera do appreciate it as i said more events planned throughout the day no signs of demonstrators backing down but a lot of pressure on the mayor who was criticized by the governor for the police response and his inability to stop the looting so we'll see hopefully a more peaceful night but that's what we'll be watching for as things progress christine many thanks l.z. this christian salumi that lives in new york 6 police officers in the u.s. city of atlanta have been charged with aggravated assault for using excessive force during a protest on saturday you may have seen this clip on social media bodycount footage they've captured them dragging a pair of college students from a car and tasing them throughout the incident students can be heard screaming and asking what's going on both the students have now been released on bail. when
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a private autopsy report office new evidence against the officers who arrested george floyd the document describes his death in custody as mudda. john hendren reports george floyd tried to tell police he was struggling for air. in a private autopsy requested by floyd's family doctors concluded that was what caused his death the cause of death in my opinion is as fixed due to compression of the neck. as he lay on the street the official hennepin county coroner's report says floyd died of a heart attack brought on by head and neck compression but it found no evidence that he died of strangulation and said his coronary artery disease and hypertension were contributing factors the private autopsy contradicts that saying all 3 officers who knelt on floyd contributed to a death it calls murder the autopsy shows that mr
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floyd had no underlying. medical problem that caused or contributed to his death that has demonstrators on the street questioning authority you know i don't think he was going to have a heart attack that day and pass away without what happened to him on the street to the dueling autopsies his eroded the more really diminished faith that people here in this region have an american institutions 1st many of the protesters of course lost faith in the police then they lost faith in the politicians who sent the police into crackdown on them now they're questioning the coroner's office. i don't trust them i can't how could you after this keeps happening when they try to hide it they try to cover it up that the institutions that were supposed to trust the top terrorist law enforcement can. just keep the transfer money if not. terrence floyd came to the scene of his
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brother's death to urge calm. horse. and had better thought more of you know but i don't because it's not going to stop with our stuff so to get off the bus going off. their knuckles. let's toss another one that he said is what his brother would have wanted john hendren l.g. 0 minneapolis. president trump has been threatening to enforce u.s. since the u.s. insurrection act that gives him the power to deploy the military on home soil to stop the protests if states fail to do it it was last invokes during the 1992 rodney king riots in los angeles they congressional research service reported in 2006 that a president must 1st issue a proclamation ordering quote insurgents to disperse and if that doesn't work he or
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she may issue an executive order to deploy troops the act also says that the president doesn't need a state's permission to send in the military to enforce law or suppress rebellion or lippman is a former united states deputy assistant attorney general he hosts a podcast called talking feds and says there's almost no legal barriers standing in trump's way if he decides to deploy the military. if he wants and he determines in his discretion that the law can't be enforced in a particular place because of the unrest or demonstrations he can on his own call in the army it's true there are these formal requirements but they're pretty straightforward he can he can got his eyes and crosses t's fairly easily and i think he wants to show who's boss especially in certain jurisdictions where
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he thinks the. local authorities aren't being strong enough and as i say it only takes him on his acting on his own to do it and you know imagine military rolling in in tanks and it's kind of a terrifying tablo and that's the reason why it's very very rarely invoked the insurrection act there's just a strong cultural prohibition against it there's a special law in fact that says it's a crime to do it unless congress has authorized it but that's of course where the insurrection act comes in here congress passed that statute after the civil war and it by its terms would authorize that but the overall sort of political and cultural cost i think would be extreme that the sense of military rolling in the streets to quell citizens demonstrations as anathema to most americans
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but from al-jazeera split say a political analyst lone bashar who says the trump isn't interested in deescalating the it's yours. those them trump as a whole other. would give a shit if you were behind what's going on i'm not sure and some analysis i'm not sure whether he is unhappy with the situation as it is because that's all i remember that the last few weeks have not been good conduct on the economy as an actor's 40000000 unemployed the stock market is not doing very well over 100000 americans have died under his watch and we've seen now the seeds of angry protesters not to be african-americans and i think he wants to hold on to this because he is trading his democratic opponent in the polls terribly thrilling and white back there like you know
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a whole number of points so i think he needs this anger that is going on and the possibility of using it or using the fear of wondering if you will that probably some americans are feeling and he would like to exploit that what in america call the white trash meaning getting the support and the sympathy of a whole bunch of white middle class america against black america in order to serve him in the elections the protests against police brutality have been drawing international condemnation the u.n. human rights chief michelle bachelet has weighed in saying that the protests triggered by the killing of george florida highlighting elderly police violence against people of color but also inequalities in health education employment and endemic racial discrimination and the european union has criticised the use of excessive force by police offices in the us foreign affairs minister yes
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a borel says that the e.u. is shocked and appalled by the death of george floyd. we have to be sure everywhere especially in societies reach out beijing the rule of law democratic representation and respect for freedoms and liberties and dad. people who are in charge of. taking care of the older are not using their capacities and a way that has been used on these very very unhappy. death of flight it is not usual by what and this has to be just what we denounce as we combat interstates and everywhere political scientist natasha allen starts teaches us government at the university of essex she's also the author of democracy is at all forest area regimes and joins us now live from culture in the
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u.k. good to have you with us it what state is the u.s. right now as a nation a democracy a superpower. at the moment it looks like a failed state it looks like there is complete chaos an absence of leadership an absence of democratic norms we see the civil liberties are under attack human rights violations are taking place and there's incredibly low levels of trust in the state in that the security cannot gain any kind of control over the situation because trust levels are so incredibly long court is on the heels of the kobe crisis which was really really badly manage where african-americans and other people of color were disproportionately affected negatively affected either because they were key workers or because they've had a much higher death rates what we're seeing is a combination of incredible frustration with these inequalities injustices that
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have been unaccounted for for some time and then have been exacerbated by the trump presidency that he's fanning the flames of some of these white groups work right wing groups and that he isn't offering any condolences and not making any type of effort to unite the nation and show some type of compassion so i think to the outside world it looks like the u.s. is in complete disarray you've got a president who's branding protests as loses loses so or domestic terrorists he's threatened to impose martial law is the us still a functioning democracy or is it sliding towards authoritarianism. well actually for some time now in the past several years the u.s. has been rated less and less democratic each year due to the fact that the judicial to touche and have become politicized and there are more and more attacks on civil liberties and on the media and we see that under trumped the the bureaucracy of the
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really been hollowed out and more and more loyal just to him it's become increasingly personalized and this creates a lot of concerns for us democracy it once was considered the beacon of democracy a country that was a model for other countries to emulate and now there are so many issues with us democracy the quality of its democratic mrs under great threat that. we have to remember that more than a 3rd of americans continue to support the president and his policies you talk about the. many issues that the genie is well and truly out of the bottle i mean even if the president loses in november what happens then. i think there's actually a growing concern especially since there were reports of the i don't know how well substantiated they've been that some right wing groups have been coming in to get involved in the protests and to fan the flames and to make things worse and to
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engage in the looting and to try to sow division there's there's deep concern that if the president loses some of these fringe right wing groups or white supremacist that that had been on the fringe for many years and had been designated right wing terrorist groups they've now become more mainstream and invested more in the republican party in that who are seeing trump legitimize them legitimize their actions we've seen as a child who has seen this in the way that he's reacting only declared and. which is some left wing group a terrorist organization has not really decried what the other groups are doing there's a real concern that there's so much divisiveness in the u.s. right now that if trump loses there will be complete chaos can the current tensions be brought off the boil or is it not in the president's interest for that to happen . i think the earlier comments were correct in that is not in his interest because
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the economy is in tatters right now because it's just record unemployment levels and the feeling that he really really did not manage to cope that crisis well at all that this is something he can distract people and then now he has a scapegoat and that's where he really relish the situation where he has a scapegoat he can talk about these left wing groups these looters that are destroying the country and that keeps people afraid and makes him think that he is their only solution that they need to have him in power if not who knows what's going to happen and so he benefits from the chaos and this is really different than the rodney king riots in 1902 those ran about 6 days these are going to carry on for a very long time and he seems to be more interested in keeping these protests going because he can use it as a tool to gain his own support rather than trying to calm everyone down and final to the ocean. professor it's been really good to talk to you and i thank some dates
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sasha and study that i've noticed in the u.k. . we're going to get a weather update next year on the 0 than iranian scientists jailed in the u.s. since 2017 is on his way home. lending a helping hand to a neighbor a community rallies to help survivors of a landslide in india. hello that's been very warm in fact even hot across areas of the middle east and touches . in the next few days have been very calming down of course from the north but look at this that's right wednesday 46 in baghdad 47 celsius in kuwait a 45 in doha it is dry say the breeze is very likely going to shot across areas of turkey and we're still watching this system here wednesday and thursday this is
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a system that produces the trench rains into and the southern area of man has been working its way into yemen over the last few days it will still sit in the forecast on thursday to get heavy amounts of rain it could well lead to some localized flooding event but look at these temperatures 49 celsius in kuwait on the thursday 120 degrees fahrenheit and then further to the south into southern africa no temperatures quite like that at this fossa we have seen streaming by south africa the last few hours we could even see wanted to showers along these coastal areas but it's mostly fine and dry more showers some heavy rain in some of northern areas of madagascar and then the usual. scattered rady through the central regions rather heavy across into a gap on and cameroon just across into these areas of. areas to say staying fine and dry across much of the south.
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hello again this is the tears are from al jazeera adrian fit again here in doha the headlines u.s. democratic presidential hopeful joe biden has launched a scathing attack on donald trump he's accused the president of starting division in the country for political gain. earlier trump visited the shore and ordering a late roman catholic pope the archbishop of washington d.c. condemned the photo cheaters the same place of worship should not allow themselves to be used in such a way. it's been a week now since the killing of george ford in police custody thousands of protesters across the united states continue to take to the streets curfews
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opponent post in number of cities including in new york for the 1st time in 17 years. the protests against brutality are also happening outside a courthouse in paris that's despite the police there banning the demonstration over fears of corona virus infections protesters want to draw attention to the case of a dollar tree or a 24 year old black man who died in police custody 4 years ago. the u.s. failed to achieve its target of 2.4. $1000000000.00 in aid for yemen donors of placed $1350000000.00 in a virtual fund raising conference co-hosted by saudi arabia and the u.n. to support the war torn country a saudi u.a.e. led coalition has been fighting hooty rebels in yemen for more than 5 years not local to the united nations chief relief chief emphasized the importance of the donations promised if you stream the important that everybody has plagued
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pays promptly pays immediately because otherwise i say grams as. well simply. secondly it is important that those who have not played this year but did last year and include some very major. as in the past it is implemented stand up and play their part. in its response that to say it really isn't large sean nicholas news is the united nations high commissioner for refugees based in sanaa earlier he described the situation with the coronavirus in yemen. we have huge fan up of this thread all that going out about anything and young men we know that the population needs we have a weak he insists that for the internally displaced population we need to know about private side it's all almost impossible to crack teeth because dispensing all too likely
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a member of the family the cold sea most people do not have access to running water to the point they cannot even watch their and regularly. the death toll is going great quickly and we need to put that more the mission to give many people creation but also those winds and move like 33 g. they need community 3 because they are feeding i've baked out the corn that my mom's and our subjected to reprisal and the imagination even in terms of access to many good that iran's foreign minister says the iranian scientists imprisoned in the u.s. is on his way home serious discount he pleaded for his release contracting covert 19 he was accused of stealing sait state secrets one of them academic visits the u.s. in 2016 a skull he was acquitted last month was transferred to immigration custody because his visa had expired a solid rod is
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a senior fellow at the national iran american council she says the release has raised speculation of a prisoner exchange. foreign minister zarif immediately posted on his instagram page celebrating as a victory but you know it's mainly. for his family of prosperity and self as an innocent man a wrong it's and you know it's there and you know anytime an innocent man goes free you know it's a win for mike and it's a win for everyone but in the case of iran you know they may spin it as some kind of win in their favor and there's a lot of speculation about the prisoner exchange reports all about it and the speculation we haven't seen anything that indicates that that there's actually. there are american you know optionals it's like a white were being held in iran that would be an ideal kind of situation where you actually have an exchange that happens and of course the speculation comes from the fact that it's sort of the lowest hanging fruit in terms of diplomacy and in
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a situation where you know if you want to say relationships are it strained between iran and us that it's we're much deeper than there is you know hostilities i don't january at this point seems like forever ago but just a few months ago we were on you know the brink of war so the idea of a prisoner exchange is always sort of the 1st diplomatic step action taken there's been an explosion in afghanistan's capital kabul police say that a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in the city's to plastic district one person is supposed to have been killed and 3 of those injured. at least 20 people including children died during landslides in india's northeastern state of assam after days of heavy rain several makeshift homes gave way on tuesday morning the community is now bracing for even more rain in the coming days kathy lopez hayam reports this morning with. an
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entire village rallies to save a neighbor he is among those who survived the landslides along indians bark valley for other families a loss of hope and no need to rush to an ambulance as this man carries a lifeless body. right on the family's were still sleeping when the last lights washed over their homes there was no warning and no time to escape. by mere says he lost his father mother and 3 siblings he desperately tried to save them but it was too late the students interested it was early in the morning and it was raining hard and then the landslide hit all the houses drowned under the mud. before rescue teams arrived neighbors trying to find survivors managed to save his 2 children but last night sister. i mean they are going off on a commodore yeah i was in the middle of my morning routine i walked towards the
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street and then i heard the noise and saw the landslide i didn't know what to do i realised that my son and daughter were both under the mud 1st i dragged my on the child out and i started shouting asking people for help i didn't give my son to my father and tried to drag my daughter out i managed to rescue her but i couldn't find my young sister. heavy rains hit districts along indians border with bangladesh in recent days thousands of people took shelter and awesome state last month when heavy floods threatened entire villages. even more concerning the region is expecting the monsoon season in the coming days well as an entire community mourns its also bracing for more rain. the civilian al-jazeera. once again extended the deadline to where restructure its $65000000000.00 debts the government says it hopes to reach a deal with creditors now by june 12th the fall in the value of the country's
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currency and a deep recession have led to unsustainable bonds that could further damage its economy argentina is already in default of having missed an interest payment extension last month oil rich venezuela has just introduced a new fuel pricing system that ends decades of highly subsidized petrol prices the government is now selling gasoline imported from iran the changes led to long lines and confusion at petrol stations with many questioning the whys and prices in a country that has the world's largest oil reserves alas in america it's a new see anyone explains. in the story of raising petrol prices has been akin to the fable of the little boy who cried wolf and just like the little boy in the story the government had been vowing to raise prices at the pump for so long that many couldn't believe it when this week it actually happened. half
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a dollar per liter only had $3.00 which was 6 liters of petrol according to the new rate but it's still bad and very poorly organized because we're in a super oil rich country. the most been is whalen's it's a shock petrol has always been cheap but in the last few years it became virtually free with hyperinflation running at nearly 2000000 percent there were no bills coins small enough to pay for a full tank. now they have to pay at international prices just slightly less than in the united states. we should have a minimum salary like people in the us like in colombia the minimum wage in colombia's fossa period 2 hours which is $4.00 you can charge a national prices but such a low income but while raising fuel prices after more than 2 decades is a sensitive issue continuing to give it away was unsustainable with the near collapse of its refineries the opec member had been suffering acute petrol shortages now thanks to shipments from iran petrol is flowing again. there
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is the 1st time i've come to fill up and i really didn't have to wait in line as long as i'm used to doing here i just put in 4 liters 2 dollars and it was actually fast i was still long the lines are very different from the time when people used to have to line up for 3 days to fill up many are paying in dollars because cash in believe that it's the local currency is a scarce as petrol used to be and the debit card machines don't often work. public transport will continue to be completely subsidized by the government despite threats from the united states iran says it will continue sending than israel or supplies if it requests it. and venezuelans will have to pay for it at a premium something that's never happened before and yet comes at a time when people have never had so little to see in human al-jazeera. just ahead
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here follows in zimbabwe described how the corona virus is eating into a cash crop. leaving all the jet plane. the boss of qatar airways tells us here that it'll take years before the industry gets back to normal .
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again the world health organization was concerned that it would be kicked out of china if it pushed beijing too hard on vital information during the early days of the pandemic that's according to an investigation by the associated press which
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says the data could have dramatically slowed the outbreak internal recordings revealed that the w.h.o. was frustrated at the lack of cooperation from beijing the un agency continued to praise china publicly throughout january as a means to secure more information about covert 19 china refused to release the genetic map or genome of the virus for more than a week after it had fully decoded the information beijing only released that day's out after it was published on a viral or just websites it took another 2 weeks for china to provide further information on patients and cases sounds a serious katrina year reports now from beijing. now this report threatens both the credibility of the world health organization and of china after trolling dozens of interviews and internal documents reporters from a.p. found that china was not forthcoming when it came to providing information about the virus during the early days of the outbreak that it stalled in terms of
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providing the virus genome to the public and also many world health organization officials were kept in the dark it also said that publicly world health organization spokespersons praised and rewarded chinese china's efforts but only in an attempt to coax more information out of the government now this flies in the face of the line that we've heard from tons foreign ministry for the past few months and indeed from president xi jinping himself who has said that beijing has always been forthcoming transparent and responsible when it has come to providing the international community with information about the pandemic and providing the world health organization with information as well president xi jinping has said that he promises to contribute true $1000000000.00 to the organization over the next 2 years but at the same time the report also goes against what the trump administration is saying it has accused the world health organization of colluding with the chinese government now it seems that they did praise and they were biased
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in their public opinion of china but it seems that the reason for this was very different to what it appeared to be to the public david alexander is a professor of risk of disaster reduction of university college london he says that it's not clear if earlier data sharing would have stopped the virus becoming a global pandemic. it is important i think that china was slow to provide the necessary information and that is not one characteristic of the way china behaves in these cases it tends to be suspicious and conservative and not to want to share things unless there is a clear good reason to do so richard tends to find out as time goes on on the other hand there is clear evidence that many governments were slow to act when they had enough information and let's also bear in mind that we had the scenario for this pandemic for more than 10 years and then thought what was happening was really following a pattern that was pretty well known now the full extent of that and the full
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sirius's this of that could not be known even with the information that the chinese had although it perhaps could be know a little quicker if we all collaborate will moreover this is a case of sars and the last major case of sars 2003 to 2004 was only stopped from being a pandemic of this seriousness by concerted international collaboration officials in bangladesh to confirm the fosco that 19 deaths among rohingya refugees a 71 year old man died in the cut to prolong temp which is home 260-0000 displaced from myanmar it was among the $29.00 people who tested positive last month 15000 refugees or been put under quarantine the u.n. has warned of a severe impact in the of a crowded camp sheltering more than 800000 people always donovan is a spokesperson for the u.n.
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high commissioner for refugees and she says that there's an urgent need for more testing to stop the virus from spreading in the world's largest refugee camp. we've been preparing for this her for several months for 3 months we've been aware that the pandemic was spreading the numbers have been increasing in bangladesh and we've been preparing with the government and with on monetary and partners and as you know the 1st case was was confirmed just over 2 weeks ago and since then there are 29 contract cases and in the meantime in that period we've also managed to open 2 facilities which will be used to serve and to care for patients with their most severe symptoms of these are called as severe acute respiratory infection isolation and treatment facilities now there are another 9 of these facilities that are under construction so we're hoping that they can be completed in the next 3 weeks am another issue that we really need to focus on is increasing the amount of testing being done to ensure a reduction of the transmission and they actually go testing up in cox's those are
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has just received a new p.c. or testing machine from the world health organization so we're hoping to increase the number of attacks per day from 200 to 500 the c.e.o. of cancer airways says that it may take years before his airline can resume flights to all its roots are bob barker says that social distancing measures have cost the industry. increased ticket prices nobody can say the future what that will happen i know that the travel is today but of our d.n.a. so we will travel people in such a son as there is so vaccine out of treatment yes it will take longer to get back to the 2019 traffic growth that we were really looking at huge growth in our network and passenger numbers i think that it may take 2 years it may take 4 years . but. we will get back and we will be back to the size we were in
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21000 and you can see that interview in full on talk to his era which airs 1st on thursday june 4th at 1630 hours g.m.t. . lebanon's government says that it's further easing coronavirus restrictions this week that includes a curfew being pushed back from the evening to midnight the health minister says that the worst is over but the cleric victory may be premature shops malls and nightlife resumed there on monday in lebanon as reported fewer than 30 deaths vaccine trials on animals are on the way worldwide as scientists work towards finding a treatment for the corona virus it's been discovered that ferrets deliver develop rather a fever and they cough and sneeze means that they're able to transmit the virus from one animal to another trials are also happening using mice and monkeys.
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tobacco is crucial for zimbabwe's economy it brings in foreign currency which helps with cash and fuel shortages but the coronavirus pandemic is making that more difficult ports from the farming village beatrice. isn't having much luck with this tobacco after more than 15 years of farming he's only managed to grow one hit to the season he blames years of drought and now the coronavirus pandemic that's led to lock downs and travel restrictions. we can only send one percent to the ocean floors to sell for us even if we are not hit with a price we can't argue with you because we were not there to negotiate prices for ourselves. tobacco is the bar we think in biggest foreign currency after gold lost the country $800000000.00 exporting mainly to china and europe now because of covert 19 international buyers can no longer get. many small
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scale black tobacco growers acquired land seized from white commercial farmers 2 decades ago it was part of the government's controversial land redistribution program before its controversial land reform. 20 years ago we had roughly 2000 commercial farmers growing tobacco now there are tens of thousands of them by most a small scale farmers some plotting as little as a hitter zimbabwe was already in an economic crisis long before the pandemic it's dead serious means the government can't borrow enough money from foreign lenders for a bailout many of those lenders lack confidence in the political leadership people rather bring equipment to zimbabwe knowing that least with equipment it can get to the people best a major challenge so it's an issue of confidence are we confident enough but give me the mill and our government money rachmaninov what it is. really big question is . about 300000 farmers are stockpiling their tobacco until global lock downs and an
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international travel regimes they say only then might they be able to salvage something the season. al-jazeera beatrice. during a long time in the philippines capital of essential work has resulted to bicycle alan duggan reports. gridlock has long been a way of life in one of the world's most could just cities most of the routes in manila are packed with nearly every type of vehicle and it is anything but friendly to bike. but for andrew o'malley who works as an emergency doctor in manila choosing to use his bicycle is an act of defiance 4 years ago he ditched his car and got a bicycle he says it has made life easier a particular move their commute costs me 45 minutes so when they started writing me by it was cut down to 15 minutes and i realized. i could save lot more time and
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even sneak in some exercise along doing. so he invited us to cycle with him on his way to work. breaking down the fire you have the programs for how do you know but like for so many people here biking in manila requires attention and strong navigational skills. one of and his wheel had a flat tire. and inconvenience but he says he doesn't mind since he doesn't live too far away from work. biking in manila often means navigating through its busiest streets a journey often fraught with peril but the transportation ban imposed by the government has forced many here to embrace cycling to get around commuters here spend an average of at least 16 days a year stuck in traffic advocates say the government has to change the way he sees
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urban planning we ought to be able to the science infrastructure and the science wallaces to make sure the wave of workers that's about the problem but bikers. because otherwise if we have an increase in the bikers without the c b then we can see definitely a big wave a big increase of road crash tests cyclists here tell us the lockdown has made biking a much more pleasant experience here for the past few months but not for long the government is using its restrictions and millions of filipinos are going back to work but public transport is still limited that's why many advocates here believe more people will now be cycling. they say it's the perfect solution in a post and make new normal. biking is good for the environment physical fitness and yes even social distancing. similarly don't get on jazeera
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what was described as the world's longest long down course the largest exodus since the creation of the independent india and 9247. experts believe india is still at the stage of infection but the last dollar has already created a humanitarian crisis and driven the unemployment rate up for 6 to 23 percent and it's also highlighted inequality religious tensions and health care system that isn't equipped to deal with a pandemic the following weeks will tell of the peace and mass movement of people will accelerate the spread of the corner wires from indian cities to its rural hot . more than 7 decades ago a country was split into a good definition and now the time. to be. all it took was a pan a map of the collapsing empire when the british had to draw
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a line they pulled at his servant who had never been to india before al-jazeera examines the violence but of india and pakistan and docks what the future holds for these neighbors partition borders of blood. my. we could be forgiven for leaving the precious virgins in the tower it in french. democratic presidential hopeful joe biden condemns donald trump's handling of the nationwide police brutality protests meanwhile president trump himself visits a catholic trying despite growing criticism that he's using religion as a political tool. alone barbara starr you.

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