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suspicion as a team from mainland china arrives in hong kong to help the territory deal with what's being described as a 3rd wave of coronavirus. you're watching else's 0 live from our headquarters here and also coming up several people are killed and injured in an attack claimed by eisel on a prison in afghanistan. lashed out. at the end of a historic mission for 2 nasa astronauts holding
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a new era in commercial space travel. and the refugees and migrants bringing a new and personal touch to exhibitions of artifacts in u.s. museum. people around the world are facing heavy new coronavirus rules and restrictions governments are trying to stamp out rising infection rates while avoiding the full economic shutdowns they imposed earlier this year a global tally from johns hopkins university shows the number of cases hitting 18000010600000 have recovered and about 690000 people have died on kong believes it's dealing with a 3rd wave of health workers from mainland china have been sent in there to help however as difficult pollen reports their arrival is also provoking concern and
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suspicion. hundreds of beds ready for patients a hole next to the international airport once used for exhibitions and conventions now converted to a hospital hong kong is facing its 3rd and worst wave of corona virus with daily new infections in the triple digits the government says hospitals are reaching capacity testing centers are overwhelmed and so health workers and experts from mainland china have stepped in to help their woman say she was compartments we understand the feelings of residents in one cong so we were deploying medical teams to support them 7 medics from a 60 strong team are the 1st to arrive from neighboring guangdong province they will be based at the makeshift hospital at the asia world expo at the height of the outbreak in mainland china experts built a temporary hospitals from the ground up in record time to treat thousands of
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patients it is that expertise the hong kong government says it is drawing on but many are also questioning why the city would need external help given it had managed to swiftly and successfully contain previous outbreaks critics say the public were not consulted and the decision to bring mainland experts bypass the legislative council some activists have voiced concern that this is just another way for beijing to interfere in hong kong's affairs. the government's plan to offer free testing for all of the people in the territory has also raised suspicion with some in social media alleging this could be a way for beijing to access people's d.n.a. samples for surveillance purposes but many of hong kong's health professionals have welcomed the extra help from family our staff has almost been working around the clock and it's good to hear that the central government will dispatch professionals to share our workload and more mainland assistance is on the way 6 experts from
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move on the city where the virus 1st surfaced last year will help build the coronavirus facility from scratch to compliment the asia world expo site this is the 1st time mainland officials have assisted in hong kong's battle to control the current virus outbreak while it may have divided opinion with the territory under its strictest and most restrictive social distancing measures yet many years say they are united in their determination to overcome the latest outbreak they've got palin our desire of hong kong. well the number of deaths in latin america has doubled in just over one month to more than 200000 mexico has overtaken the u.k. to record these highest number of fatalities after the u.s. and brazil the mexican government began lifting restrictions in may to restart the economy but many expect lockdowns to return manuel republic reports the. new cases of corona virus showed no signs of slowing down in latin america. in
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argentina which had largely kept the outbreak under control this is meant a return to lock down restrictions for 2 weeks as cases there are once again on the rise. and you know we don't argue with anyone the big problem we have had in the last 15 days is that we all relaxed we all felt that the situation was contained and the situation is not contained. a lockdown in colombia was also recently extended through the end of august colombia is among the countries in south america showing the most alarming rates of contagion that is going to you know even the most there are people who don't follow the rules to go out even without a mask or use it incorrectly so we're in a complicated phase of the pandemic and there's a lot of contagion. latin america is home to an estimated 8 percent of the world's population but accounts for nearly a 3rd of the world's coronavirus deaths with brazil and mexico making up a majority of the fatalities in the region. in the case of brazil the government
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has faced heavy criticism for lacking a unified approach to containment efforts with president. hu caught coded $900.00 himself often appearing in public without a mask. the same is true in mexico where the country's president often makes statements that contradict health officials such as the recommendation that people wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus midway up when there are. you know when i'm going to put on a mask when there's no corruption and it will then i'll put on a mosque there will still talking to. the u.n. warns the impact of the pandemic on latin american economies could amount to a 10 year setback in terms of g.d.p. yet as countries work to reopen businesses the seemingly unstoppable wave of contagion that's gripped the region is making these efforts near impossible. al-jazeera. iran has had its highest daily number of infections in nearly among small than 2600 the government says almost all provinces and seeing
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a resurgence iran's some of the worst outbreaks across the middle east. australia's 2nd largest city melbourne has awoken from its 1st nightly curfew it is one of several emergency measures introduced in the state of victoria where hundreds of new cases of being reported every day there's also a ban on large gatherings schools and universities are going back to online learning and people must stay within 5 kilometers of their homes. manchester in the north of england turns to clear courts a major incident as it deals with more infections and that means there will be a central command structure to deal with the situation and enabling agencies involved to ask for more resources media outlets had already been reporting the u.k. prime minister boris johnson is looking a perspiring plans to ease restrictions as he tries to avoid another nationwide lockdown jonah hole has more now from central london. hopes that the worst of the covert 1000 crisis may be behind the u.k. this autumn appear to be fading infection rates are rising for the 1st time since
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may not to the heights of a pandemic in april but nevertheless going up and the government has warned it may have to go further than the localised restrictions in place to control local spikes where they happen there are reports that the prime minister boris johnson has commissioned a plan for a london wide lockdown including restrictions on movement in and out of the m 25 ring road asking people over the age of 50 who may have a vulnerable conditions the virus to shelter at home and with schools due to return in just a few weeks time in september scientists are warning that any further reopening of the economy may mean other parts of the economy have got to shut again to maintain balance and the finger is being pointed at the hospitality industry will take a look at where i am now in soho in the heart of london and normally vibrant buzzing entertainment district full of londoners locals tourists the bars restaurants and pubs that have been allowed to reopen their doors have their tables
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and chairs spilling out across the pavement and onto the road desperate for custom but there are no tourists around a lot of londoners aren't venturing out all that much and the reports suggest that the price of getting children back into the classrooms may well be that some of these businesses have to shut their doors again and business owners are warning they have survived one lock down many will not survive a 2nd. the. prime minister has tested positive. he's not showing any symptoms except for a mild coffee will self isolate for 2 weeks or his government has been facing more condemnation of its handling of the outbreak especially since cases have been rising in recent weeks. at least 3 people have been killed and 24 others were injured in an attack on a prison in eastern afghanistan. officials say there were several explosions including a suicide car bomb outside the prison in the city of jalalabad afghan security
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forces were locked in a gun battle with the attackers several prisoners escaped during the fighting i saw as claimed responsibility israel's army has launched air strikes targeting several hamas positions in gaza strikes calm hours after palestinians fired a rocket into israel israel says its iron dome offensive system intercepted it. the israeli army meanwhile saying it's hit what it calls the syrian terror squad accused of planting explosives along the border fence in the occupied golan heights israel says 4 soldiers from syria special forces were killed in the ambush last week the israeli military targeted 3 outposts in syria's southern connecticut province in 8000 people have been told to leave parts of southern california in the u.s. where a wildfire is burning its charred 80 square kilometers of land so friday and is threatening homes near los angeles 1300 firefighters backed by water dumping aircraft are up against hot dry weather that is forecast to continue rob reynolds
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is in l.a. he says investigators suspect the fires were started deliberately. this is what fire authorities here in california are calling a major fire and they say it will probably burn for several more days it is currently uncontained so far 7800 more or less people have been ordered to leave their homes the fire is being pushed along by gusty dry winds it it's been extremely hot here particularly in the inland areas of california southern california where it is consistently well above 37 degrees celsius now so the firefighters have got to deal with that as well as rugged terrain and the fact that it really hasn't rained here in months so the brush is just tinder dry and unfortunately the news is that investigators have some reason to suspect that this
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was actually an act of arson a deliberately set fire that broke out friday afternoon and has since grown and grown and grown so 1st of all at evacuation centers people are getting their temperature checked upon arrival to see if they have any fever and then the red cross is working to accommodate people at local hotels and motels in the area most of which are completely almost completely empty as a result of the pandemic. the security forces in mexico have captured a powerful gang leader who's blamed for western violence in the central states and one of just the antonine lopez also known as el motto was one of mexico's most wanted criminals his gang has been in a turf war with another kauto the rest is seen as a win for the president and his manuel lopez obrador has failed to fulfill his promises to tackle the consul. still to come here on this program food bank used
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grow in the u.s. as politicians over more support. and society accelerate a cashless society and a high price to pay. hello has been more damage from heavy rain in south korea some roads washed away but maybe the thing to notice for next 2 or 3 days is how grip it is coming into us in southern china and the remains further west is in luck which is a tropical storm commonly over north vietnam producing a lot of rain that's going to die a bag of it will carry on not sickly strong winds but with this tarantula right in there for flash flood risk across northern taiwan at least into china which means the seasonal rains don't do very much this is
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a line that you can follow but by i but it's not particularly heavy weather and most of charring between his right to be dry same is true of japan the same is true actually south of the soft south china sea something philippines so in a way sea we've seen showers here the last 2 days are still there trying to drift further west woods in borneo but most of borneo java most to sumatra place in malaysia looking dry and as the monsoons take you much of the moisture up into thailand. because monsoon rains spread all over the place they've been up in eastern afghanistan northern pakistan most heavily further east the north east of india but they're concentrating at the moment in maharashtra and science was down the western ghats for days on end. came from the countryside to cairo and became part of an life. team to say this job
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is different from being the normal al-jazeera world meets the man and keeping a close eye on residential life in the big cities for decades but who may now be passing into history. the thief a movie he wasn't dormant but he's now managed by a security company the domain of egypt on al-jazeera. quick reminder of your top stories so far today at least 3 people have been killed in an attack on a prison in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad officials say at least 3 bombs exploded and security forces were locked in a gun battle with the attackers. people around the world are facing new coronavirus
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restrictions as the global tally of cases edges towards $80000000.00 hong kong believes is now dealing with a 3rd wave of health workers from mainland china have been sent in to help. the number of deaths in latin america has doubled in just over a month to more than $200000.00 mexico has overtaken the u.k. to record the fertilised number of fatalities out of the u.s. and brazil. the numbers are going up to in belgium particularly antwerp a nighttime curfew has been imposed on this 4 city on top of social distancing rules where hiller mohammad has more. com on the streets of one of the biggest port cities in europe with people enjoying shops and restaurants but is facing a crisis it's reported the highest number of new covert 19 cases in belgium authorities have imposed a lockdown wearing a mask in public is now compulsory and limits have been put on the number of people
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who can meet up i'm really disappointed when i see people in the streets there must be. you see even a lot of people they just don't do that so i don't see them for the 1st time since world war 2 a nighttime curfew has been enforced to reduce crowd numbers nearly 2000000 people have to stay indoors from 11 30 pm to 6 am the bar owners say it may affect their businesses for the long term. entrepreneurs have the opportunity to continue working so it's more of a social lockdown than an economic one but the titan measures in and will make it difficult for us to make profit. daily infections in belgium have risen by 77 percent over the past week and that's putting many people on edge. personally i understand images that said they were in some forced. because i could
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see 1st hand that they couldn't keep their behavior in line people like to do is they place and trips governor blames the surge on relaxed rules and people engaging more in leisure activities she urges people to avoid coming to the city. belief that a lot of the stuff needs please don't leave town to party somewhere else all the other way around and we advise people against coming to the area it's in the interest of your own health and the health of all those who are day to you. but despite calls to limit travel many people are going to other parts of the country like the seaside town of ostend to enjoy what they can of the summer holidays. more than 66000 people have been infected in belgium and nearly 10000 died the rise in new cases is across all age groups while the government says it wants to avoid a full lockdown in antwerp many experts say imposing tougher measures faster may be
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the only way to counter the outbreak really mohamed al jazeera. u.s. politicians will meet again on monday to try to negotiate another coronavirus aid package and while the debates and arguing tens of millions of unemployed americans are struggling now since april the $600.00 weekly payment has been a lifeline for some families on friday democrats and republicans failed to reach an agreement on whether to allow the program to continue republicans want to reduce funding but they're divided over how far to go democrats want additional benefits need to move is chief executive of the world central kitchen that's a nonprofit organization that provides food assistance during natural disasters and other emergencies he says millions of children in the u.s. are going hungry and extra funding is urgently required. we're in a real crisis right now in this country according to the brookings institute about
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14000000 american children are going hungry each week and according to u.s. census numbers about 30000000 americans say they are not getting enough food so it's it's a big challenge that's in front of us right now here in the united states we've served about 25000000 fresh meals now over the past 4 months and you know it is we're not seeing a lot of signs of things getting better there's a number of things that need to be done urgently that we are supporting and trying to to do our part to help raise awareness and education i think for sure we need to prioritize funding for meals for schools it's clear that schools are not going to reopen across the country in the fall and for so many families this is where kids get their meals and so we need to make sure those schools are properly funded and supported school kitchens are able to activate am preparing
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meals i think we also need to enable our federal emergency management agency so this is the agency that goes in after hurricanes wildfires and provides meals you know it's it's been a bit of a confusion for them because this is not your traditional natural disaster but the reality is our country is facing a crisis and fema right now has a lot of money to respond to disasters and we need to get those funds on locked to pay for meals for families and especially for children right now at least $16.00 people have been killed but faces thought to be members of boko haram income a room grenades were thrown as a comfort displaced people in mosul go attacks by the group of killed and displaced tens of thousands of people over the last decade in nigeria and neighboring countries. libya's u.n. recognize government says 9 russian aircraft carrying weapons and mercenaries have arrived to support warlord holly for hafter the groups have been backing him in his campaign to take the capital tripoli the u.s.
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recently accused russia of using the mercenaries to deliver supplies to his forces the u.n. representative in libya is warning against foreign intervention my head has more from tripoli. it is estimated that about $1200.00 russian mercenaries from the wagner group are now fighting and deploying get. with forces loyal to the warlord have to in many parts of libya and central libya specially in and around the oil industry in the early christian to area in central libya on the coast and in southern libya the n.o.c. the national oil corporation is blaming get the russian sponsored wagner's military and division worlds for blockading the oil and stopping the oil production which is the backbone of libya's national income now the spokesman of the sit on a military operation that. pro-government
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a military counter offensive says that. russian made. cargo planes including aleutian planes landed in central and eastern libya over the past 24 hours 5 of them landed in sit in the b. airport about 20 kilometers south of the strategic coastal city of senate and also in military bases. sit the planes according to the government sources carried weapons and ammunition meanwhile 4. military or cargo planes carrying it mercenaries landed in burma and in the eastern city of. 2 nasa astronauts have landed in the ocean off the coast of the u.s. state of florida. lashed out. as you can see on your screen we have visual
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confirmation or somebody down. rob a bank in and douglas hurley left for the international space station 2 months ago the dragon capsule endeavor launched on a full canadian rocket both of which were supplies by a long musk space x.'s the 1st time astronauts have successfully launched into low earth orbit and returned on board a commercial spacecraft. this is the 1st ocean landing on the stern since 1975 when the u.s. partnered with the soviet union for us apollo soyuz test project as endeavor pushed into the earth's atmosphere it reached speeds of 28000 kilometers an hour its heat shield withstood temperatures of around 2000 degrees celcius briefly cutting off communications when i left the control center bob and doug were doing well you know we kind of watched them in the capsule they were they were moving around and looking at displays we asked and asked them to take a few readings to make sure the cabin was fine. we had gotten him out and they were
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going through medical checks and all indications were they're doing well. now the push towards a cashless society has been going on around many parts of the world for some time now particularly of course in the age of cope with 19 bank notes and coins that made way for the top of a card or a phone it's not everyone's cup of tea though paul brennan reports from essex in the u.k. where many want to stick to traditional pounds and pence. coins and notes have been the foundation of trade for centuries and the weekly market in the town of rochford is as traditional as they come my own opinion is i think we will get to a stage where about fascists and i know for those who don't buy sell it you know i don't think we can get to that. but while a decade ago 6 in 10 transactions involve cash today it's less than 3 in 10 and falling rapidly. j. mack butchers can cope with cash card and electronic. but many
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customers still strongly prefer cash. to give you a list of long as your arm is low as they always use cash the i won't use anything else i need to have cash in my bag every day handouts exactly because at the end of the day oh i don't not using a car if i might be spending 3 pounds. in 2019 the access to cash review warned that a cashless society would leave 8000000 people in britain struggling to cope and poverty was an even bigger factor than being elderly if you are less than 10000. times more likely to be dependent on how should if you're in over 30 yet and not because actually cash is still in the best way that much you think eboni of the dinner of the week you've got 50 counting cash. and we hear that all the time. with significant numbers of elderly and disabled and low income residents rochford
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was an ideal. candidate has an access to cash pilot scheme one idea under consideration here is to set up a local finance hub offering bank services without being tied to any specific bank ground the community it's taking ownership of this problem and providing solutions for each other we would use the hub as an outlet for those services rochford last remaining bank branch closed in 2017 the post office so often struggles to cope the lack of access to cash was being a drain on the town's economy and then came coronavirus at the height of the pandemic here in the u.k. a.t.m. usage collapsed by 65 percent it's only just now recovered to 40 percent down and the estimate is that 5 years of cash decline has been accelerated in the past 5 months what we need is everything in place to allow the recovery to be as smooth as possible and access the cash is a part of that rochford is keen to learn the lesson of sweden where
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a rapid switch away from accepting cash payments led to irreversible damage to the cash infrastructure the warning from sweden don't sleep walk into the same point of no return paul brennan al-jazeera rochford in essex philadelphia's penn museum is well known for its artifacts from the middle east africa and central america some new recruits are drawing even more positive attention for their personal connections to the exhibits on display is kristen salumi. thank you so much for coming as a tour guide in philadelphia's penn museum you'd expect me in a sardar to know ancient middle eastern history but so revealing is how personally she takes her subject matter like this 4000 year old wedding headdress from the tomb of the mesopotamian queen a personal favorite this reminds me with a very very special occasion my wedding day i were approximately 2 pounds off their
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gift nearby for like. other queen probably for one day mina is from damascus syria a refugee employed as part of the museum's global guides program which gives recent immigrants an opportunity to work in the u.s. and stay in touch with their roots and nino fled civil war with her husband and 5 children and arrived in philadelphia just 3 years ago dealing with artifacts from my hometown from the middle east i'm connected to my culture. or why or why door open to me to share my culture the initiative involves intensive training in history and storytelling the guides come not only from the middle east but also africa and central america and are encouraged to read their own experiences into the tour museum officials say it's popular among visitors one of the things people told us is they've been coming to the museum specifically to hear from these guides which in many ways makes
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a lot of sense all of the kind of historical context from it and the game you can get from wikipedia all right but you can't get anywhere else as the personal stories about what's going on in the world today in the lives of the people who are from there at least a dozen museums from around the world are now looking to set up their own global guide programs bringing modern relevance to these ancient artifacts christian salumi al-jazeera. this is al jazeera these are your top stories people around the world are facing new coronavirus restrictions as the global tally of cases it's 18000000 hong kong believes is dealing with a 3rd wave of health workers from mainland china being sent in to help. the number of deaths in latin america has doubled in just over a month to more than 2 100000 mexico's overtaken the u.k. to record the 3rd highest number of fatalities after the u.s. and brazil manuel republic has more now from mexico city testing is being
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increased but we know that the number is likely much higher than what's being reported now on saturday mexico reported the high is a new daily record for a new contagion with 9556 new cases and a lot of this you know boils down to leadership is what we're hearing from health policy experts what we're hearing from people day to day there's a lot of criticism over the handling by the federal government a lot of criticism of mexico's president on this matter lopez obrador who for over a month now has been consistently repeating that the worst is over australia 2nd largest city melbourne has awoken from its 1st monthly curfew as part of several emergency measures introduced in the state of victoria where hundreds of new cases are being reported daily there's also a ban on large gatherings schools and universities are going back to online learning and people must stay within 5 kilometers of their homes at least 3 people have been killed in an attack on
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a prison in the eastern afghan city of jalalabad officials say at least 3 bombs exploded and security forces were locked in a gun battle with the attackers israel's army has launched air strikes targeting several hamas positions in gaza comes hours after palestinians fired a rocket into israel israel says it was intercepted by the iron dome defense system . you know 8000 people have been told to leave parts of southern california where a wildfire is still burning it's charred 80 square kilometers of land since friday and is threatening homes east of los angeles 1300 firefighters backed by water dumping aircraft are up against hot dry weather that is forecast to continue. those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story i'll have more news in about 30 minutes i'll see that.
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the 2nd wave of. the number of new cases the. government's weighing options to face it. and what will the fallout be this is inside story. comes to the program. just a few weeks ago many governments thought they have a coronavirus under control the number of cases was falling and the infections flattening government started lifting restrictions and reopening vatican.


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