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sides are supporting for strong climate policy from the government to reduce emissions without it the situation we are in they get worse. 'd and. cleared to fly russian doctors say opposition leader and they can be moved to germany for medical treatment. maryam namazie a watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program a new ceasefire is announced by libya's un recognized government and it has the backing of its rivals in the east. this sacred duty is my number one priority between now and election day. man at the center of u.s. mail in voting controversy tells
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a senate committee that ballots will be delivered securely and on time. and turkey finds a massive natural gas reserve in the black sea discovery which could dramatically reduce the country's dependence on energy and. low welcome to the program our top story russian doctors treating one of the kremlin's biggest critics in intensive care of agreed to let him fly to germany for specialist medical treatment the doctors in siberia backed down after initially insisting that alexina volley was too unwell to be moved the opposition leader collapsed on a plane on thursday after drinking a cup of tea that his aides believe was laced with poison around the supporters accuse russian authorities of trying to stop his evacuation or a challenge reports. what's going on inside this regional russian hospital is army
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slightly clearer than what's going on inside the body of its most famous patient with a plane waiting in to take it on conscious alexina valmy to germany doctors spent most of the day saying he was too sick to move then late on friday a change of position also used to show you the relatives the wife and the brother of the patient who are fully immersed and have all the doctor about the diagnosis and condition of the patient a ready to take the risks we've decided not to oppose transferring the patient to another clinic. it's expected in a valley will be taken to the airport and flown to belin nobody would really believe that the opposition leaders spokeswoman and another 8 struggled to speak to the german doctors who just been to scene about only to. look at doing a moment ago with lisa force you know wasn't allowed to meet with german doctors as you saw they pushed me away just like they pushed her when she is the wife and has
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a full right to know everything about alexis condition which is the full right to speak to germany talk shows you should transport him from this to a normal hospital and soon as possible in the valleys wife yulia suspects the delay in releasing him is so any poisons in his system would be harder to detect if it does business with this situation is outrageous authorities want to give alexei to us we think it's obvious that something is hidden from us but the allegation that never drank poison tea in the cafe at tomsk airport before boarding a flight to moscow is being denied by the omsk hospital medics if you will for. we have come to the conclusion that judging by the fact that there were no poisons found in his blood or other biological materials he has a metabolic disorder lowering of the blood sugar levels to be specific due to a rapid change of pressure everyone thinks it was during takeoff. when he arrived. in germany tests and treatment given to me will confirm whether doctors outside
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russia share this opinion but in moscow st petersburg and other cities supporters of being gathering and getting detained putin stop poisoning people says this blackout never alley live says another like the opposition leader's closest aides they're convinced this was an attempt on a nice life and the fighting me putin has to play. down to 0. from the charity organizing alexina valley's flight to berlin and says his safety is the 1st priority our mission is a human cherry mission bringing a plane making sure that he can come safely to billin and get his treatment all the speculations about poisoning a pretty good backgrounds is not read our business obviously to share it yes it's famous for doing a very good job in trying to save such people and obviously also to find out what kind of substances and waltzed so we will see what the charity will actually define
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and find out personally on my side was very important to have good german men medics with us who actually checked if he's able to fly nevertheless that he's unconscious that he's under until ation and they came to the conclusion a difference in the russian doctors the can fly and we will fly well tell me again is in berlin for us now what sort of treatment is in a valley likely to get that. the sort of treatment that alex in a van is going to receive in the building behind me the shi'ite a hospital a world renowned hospital a very long standing is pretty similar to the sorts of treatment that were given to the person 2 years ago who was presenting with similar symptoms similar conditions at the time this was a person who is an associate of the pussy riot group vocal and outspoken critics of president vladimir putin in russia he came here to escape he was treated in the
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house from what he believed at the time was a poison and the point is that the organization who we were hearing from just the organization whose source this flight all they very much believe the cinema for peace foundation they believe that poison is in mr van the system they believe certainly they hope that it can be found that it will be found by the professionals working in the hospital behind me remember also there's a political aspect to this certainly in so far as western europe is concerned because chancellor merkel of germany but also the french president emmanuel mccaw in the course of the last 2436 hours of both expressed their concern about what has happened to mr narayanan both said they expect that aunt says need to be provided not only about what actually is in his system but how it got there but for the moment at least officials in berlin in the in the building behind me at the shady hospital they just want mr nardelli to to get here so they can start to treat him
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thank you very much from berlin dominic kane. oh there is a brief or a spy perhaps and libya's divisive and chaotic civil war the internationally recognized government in tripoli has declared a cease fire that's also. been backed by a rival parliament in the east when terms of how the country has been divided you have the un backed government controlling the area in blue and it's headquartered in in tripoli and then wallah 25 to who is allied with the east in parliament and tobruk controlling that part in red both sides were gearing up for a battle over the city of sirte the gateway to libya's prized oil fields but there are now proposals to jointly demilitarize the area one with the for at base in the
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south crucially sir is controlled by forces loyal to have to have imposed an oil blockade since january causing around $8000000000.00 in losses to country the cease fire calls for production to resume there and it wants elections to take place in launch as long as libyans can agree on a constitutional basis for that charles strafford looks back at the recent conflict in a country that. libya has been in turmoil for nearly a decade. nato bunker full season overthrew its longtime leader moammar gadhafi in 2011 with the roots of what's often described as this all rich countries civil war started after the disputed elections in 2014. disagreement between the then house of representatives and the general national congress made worse over a so-called road map for libya's future. the country split into 2 rival
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administrations the house of representatives led by the warlord 34 have to move to the eastern city of 2 broke and what became the un backed government of national accord led by prime minister fayyad as raj remained in the capital tripoli in the west. thousands of people have been killed and many more forced to flee their homes by 6 and a half years of fighting. the un accuses regional powers of repeatedly breaking a 2011 arms embargo on libya by supplying weapons to both sides egypt the u.a.e. and russia have supported hafta while turkey and qatar have backed the government of national accord. in april last year half to ordinary fences to take control of tripoli aiming at what he described as cleansing the western zone of terrorist groups. his forces have shut down or taking control of major oil facilities in eastern libya depriving the country of billions of dollars in revenue tripoli's
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only international airport has been repeatedly bombed using heavy artillery many civilians have been killed and wounded large areas of southern and western tripoli have been almost completely destroyed in the fighting repeated attempts at un bank cease fire talks of failed. a cease fire is a decision made by the power brokers by the circumstances and it is not necessarily a libyan decision this spike the fact that it's the d.n.a. and who announced his decision this time to decision is not libya and the decision is uniquely turkish russia with some input from some of the international powers and as long as it stays that way it's unlikely the ceasefire will bring. friday cease fire announcement comes amid fears of an escalation by both sides mobilizing for a battle over the town suit the gateway to the major also some of those which are under the control of pro have 2 forces for now at least there's hope that agreement between powerful countries many say have contributed to libya's suffering
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a backing a cease fire that could end it civil war chance transferred. up that of the u.s. postal service says mail and balance ballots will be delivered securely and on time for november's election you know as to joy was testifying before a senate committee over concerns his cost cutting measures could mean millions of ballots would go uncounted postmaster general who is an ally of president donald trump had ordered the cuts but he's now suspended the changes after that public outcry of how it could affect the election trump who himself votes by post as suggested that mail in voting could be susceptible to fraud as we head into the election season i want to assure this committee and the american public that the postal service is fully capable and committed to delivering the nation's election manal securely and on time this sacred duty is my number one priority between
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now and election day i did or castro is following the developments from capitol hill and says the postal service chief distanced himself from the president. lista joy is fielding the accusation from democrats that he is essentially trump's accomplice in trying to steal the upcoming election detroit has said that insinuation was outrageous today he said that he has had no communications with president trump or the trump campaign as far as these changes to the u.s. postal service that he has implemented he committed again to postponing further changes these cuts to services that he says are intended to bring the troubled agency to financial solvency and has nothing to do with complicating the upcoming elections with mail in ballots now the joy has vowed to the senators today on this panel that every ballot will be counted in time that is
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a dramatic departure from the warning that his agency issued to states a month ago saying that millions of votes may be uncounted because of these delivery delays now turkey has announced its biggest of a discovery of natural gas president. has been saying that 320000000000 cubic meters have been found in the black sea the area's actual reserves are even lancia comes at a welcome time for techies struggling economy and edgy imports cost 41000000000 dollars last year president wants the gas to be extracted and used just as soon as 2023 when turkey 100 years since becoming a republic and he hopes to find even more reserves in turkey is controversial explorations in the mediterranean. well muscled out of order we've been making concerted efforts over the past years both the exploration business we doing the same in the mediterranean sea both princes of juggling worlds in both the black
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sea in the mediterranean by the grace of god we found this big discovery and i'm certain that we will have similar good news from the mediterranean but analysts have been warning that the gas discovery is not necessarily a game changer and it could take up to a decade to extract it the exploration took place in the black sea off the north coast of turkey simcoe sulu is in istanbul and says that the discovery is not big enough or extensive enough to have a long term impact the size of the gas reserves found by that by turkey is of course very small compared to energy giant countries like china or united states or russia but will it be a remedy for the ailing turkish economy that's the question and this is what the turkish government is very positive about turkey's and that energy importer country for instance in 2900 took imported 45 building to big meters of natural gas and it
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costs around $15000000000.00 u.s. dollars for turkey and it constitutes a police health of turkey's current account deficit so for a country like turkey totally dependent on foreign energy supplies even though it's a short term gain it's when of course the size the scale of the. resource is not enough to be a game changer but it's going to provide tricky a lever it in the black sea also a legitimate station of energy exploration in the eastern mediterranean this is how the government sees and of course this is good news for the ruling party to consolidate its electorate given a fragile economy to ribbons turkey is going through. so halfway on the program far from the world class hospitals in major cities americans and towns on the southern border are suffering the worst from that 19. past the point of no return $2900.00 so a record melt on greenland's ice sheet with irreversible consequences for the
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global sea level by 40 percent. we've got plenty of summer heat across central parts of europe but i've it was a northwest well we're still looking at some rather lively weather. bands of cloud continue to wrists well away in from the atlantic deep area of low pressure this one more the sort of weather of expect in the autumn we'll see these showers long spells of re gradually getting drifted away as we go on through into the weekend say things will gradually quieten down that's the remnants of what was a storm alan that's a cold front last making its way further south was in the swiss will see west of weather grassing making its way up it's was the baltic states latvia down across potence seeing some sundry downpours and breaking the heat whether those heavy
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showers they will extend their way all the way into austria and across the aisle still a blustery day for the northwest into the british isles as we go on through saturday 22 celsius in london 25 in paris much colder than of late in berlin at around 26 celsius in the submit picture as we go on through way into sunday what's a weather mess for the south what's in the sweats to the east of that right across southern parts of through the med it's fine and dry lots of warm sunshine that's the case too close northern parts of africa more heavy showers into the heart of africa little further north they should be running all the way over to the west. from fossil fuels to modern day renewable as societies develop the energy demands increase requiring innovative solutions to make such the mounds as a global power develop into the investment company nebraska power is uniquely positioned to deliver against eastern mountains we provide business growth promote
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social economic benefits and provide innovative safe and environmentally sound energy solutions for future generation the breastpin pioneering future energy. or the will. welcome back headlines now doctors in russia say the opposition politician alexina valley can now be taken to germany for treatment is a prominent critic of president putin has been in an induced coma after he collapsed on a plane is of course his belief he was poisoned. libya's opposing governments of both ordered cease fires the force from the u.n. back to ministration in tripoli and its rival into broke could mark
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a possible breakthrough in the ongoing fighting. and the head of u.s. postal service has denied claims he's been trying to undermine mail in voting for this year's presidential election it's off to concerns cost cutting measures could mean millions of ballots would go on counted. now thousands of opposition supporters a celebrating in mali's capital bamako days after the government was toppled in a military coup president to announce his resignation after soldiers detained him and choose day the economic community of west african states has closed its borders with mali and is setting a delegation on saturday to discuss the country's political future amid addresses following the story from nigeria's capital where eco us is headquartered and he explains how the mali military will want to handle a visit from the west african bloc. i'm sure by the time the course delegation arrives malia obama could tomorrow there will be one to show them that the people
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are with the militant new military leaders and they want to inform them that it was a necessity that the army intervened of course the narrative now is that they did not intervene in bramber work or to the left and so they wanted to fill up a vacuum so as to stay the course of the country so but what is important for them is that they want as much as they can to show to the rest of the world that they still have been x. that they have been accepted by men by georgia of money and and of course they want to use it as a bargaining chip for whatever sanctions but may come their way especially now that the west african power block or the economic community of west african states to lob some sanctions on mali or that include cutting financial flows imposing london blockade on. on mali as well as introducing some sanctions apart from of course
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at their summit yesterday they exempted food and medication medical supplies from those sanctions so they wanted to use this as an evidence to show that money is tight in support of what they're saying and that removing. was necessary to right the wrongs in mali from the elections to the security challenges in the north and central parts of the country now the exile better russian opposition leader has called for protests against president alexander lukashenko set on attack and all sky is leading the call for his resignation and demonstrations for 12 straight days including some of the biggest anti-government rallies in the capital minsk since the fall of the soviet union taken off sky and fled to lithuania after the election which she says was rigged against her. as much of the the future of bella roosts and therefore the future of our children now depends on your unity and your determination so i ask you to go on and expand the strikes don't be
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fooled by intimidation unite we will make the authorities hide in their palaces to hear our voices which they stole from us our goals are simple stop the violence free the political prisoners hold transparent free and fair elections together we are strong a force that no dictatorship can withstand. the current of mars pandemic has killed nearly a $100000.00 people and the chief of the world health organization says he hopes it will end in less than 2 his head ross and none of us says we now have better tools to fight kovan 19 the when it broke out but he also emphasized the importance of proper protection for those working on the front line any level of court opinions on acceptable or any type of court action is unacceptable however good option related to p.p.p. lifesaving. for me it's
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a limited because if those workers would without p.p. we risking their lives and that also respects the lives of the people they said meanwhile india is on the cusp of recording it through its 3000000 coronavirus case it moved closer on friday reporting just under $70000.00 infections in the previous 24 hours and then of the $900.00 deaths government's been criticised for easing restrictions too early it's been on the pressure to regulate large gatherings including a hindu festival that's going to take place in them by this weekend as both peron i'm is in new delhi and says the no number of cases doesn't tell us the whole picture. it's the worst affected country but that's if you look at the confirmed number of cases maybe 3000000. which are being done around the country show that the real number of cases are many times the confirmed number now there with. the
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results of 2. bodies were released this week the 1st in the city of poor name that's the worst affected state it shows that more than 50 percent of the city's 6000000 people have antibodies the 2nd which was done in the capital it shows that it's nearly 30 percent of daddy's 20000000 residents which have antibodies to the coronavirus confirmed number of cases is around 157000 the survey suggests that it's around 6000000 people who have antibodies now the government does these surveys to have a better idea of where the virus has been continuing to increase testing to know the current spread of the infection testing between 802900000 people a day but the government you know whether it's the central government or the local government here in delhi they remain positive about these numbers they say that india has one of the lowest mortality rates at less than 2 percent in fact here and
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there even planning to. ease more restrictions they are planning to open and hotels for the 1st time in any needy 5 months but it is a different situation depending on. different regions are handling it in their own way in the state of west bengal with seeing a very strict 2 day. every week as they try to handle the outbreak there with police officers out on the roads of west bengal. when a report from the associated press news agency is saying the coronavirus death toll in the united states might be far higher than the initial count suggests and the people of color are disproportionately affected as many as 215000 more people died in the. 7 months of this year compared to the same period in 2019 but the official coronavirus death toll for that time was only around one 150000 ethnic minorities
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from less form less than 40 percent of the american population but account for more than hoff of the excess deaths well coronavirus infection rates are particularly severe along the u.s. border with mexico a combination of policy and poor public health has put border communities at higher risk than other areas in the united states while brunell's reports now from california. trying to stay one step ahead of death dr t.n. vo pays a visit to one of his coven 1000 patients cynthia reyes i think one of my friends. think we are one to get it over. the phone i have been nothing but a us family has suffered greatly in the pandemic form from the womb. my mother her only. for a it's mother margarita says she hasn't even had time to grieve for her husband everything that we've been through it's
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a nightmare for people who take things like very serious think this is something real dr vo is on the front lines in imperial county california the community on the us mexico border and one of the hardest hit in the entire state the covert 19 positivity rate here is 3 times as high as in the rest of california we feel really really. you know desperate. when it truly we need help when you do need to get better far from the bigger and better equipped hospitals of major cities doctors and nurses at imperial county's main medical center struggled to cope with a stream of covert 1000 patients it is the perfect storm and it includes things outside of our control i doubt people by the time you come to the i.c.u. with a spinal aide for you many people in this largely let tino border area have underlying health problems the community already had higher rates of asthma and diabetes
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recently hundreds of people lined up at a local food bank to receive donations imperial county is the poorest place in california with a per capita income of $17500.00 in 2019 compared to the national per capita income of $45000.00 a year unemployment is nearly 30 percent and almost one in 4 people live. below the poverty line this is a mortality you know and if they could. send that out that would be so very the state government has said in extra medical teams and has transferred patients to other hospitals she did raise this as a message for anyone who thinks the virus might disappear from new. york. who are entrenched poverty chronic illness and the glutted public health infrastructure make imperial county and other border communities from california to
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texas a covert killing zone rob reynolds al jazeera. green and lost so much ice last year that it could force scientists to rethink their west case scenario for climate change a new study is saying a record shattering 532000000000 tons of ice melted in 2019 that's around $66.00 tons of ice for each person on earth it amounts to more than 532 trillion liters of water although greenland could recover some of its ice sheet through fresh snow fall but it's already having an effect on the walls oceans. added one and a half 1000000 me to global sea levels and that doesn't sound like a lot but if it continues at the same rate 30000000 people could be affected by coastal flooding at the end of the century if greenland lost all of its ice sea levels would rise by around 6 meters which would redraw the walls coastlines.
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it's not something that we can reverse we can't reverse the sea level that's already happened but locked into that because actually the 1st some sea level that will happen because as i said a lot and so at least not a half degree of global warming but what we can do is avoid say 4 degrees of warming by the century which could be disastrous in many ways but also suitable by reducing our carbon dioxide to next by about about 2050 so this is an urgent thing this is something that we absolutely must get out quick on. stat quick run through the headlines now doctors in russia are saying opposition politician alexina valley can be taken to germany for specialist treatment critic of president putin has been and manning juiced after he collapsed on a plane for his supporters believe he was poisoned doctors at the hospital in the russian city of on square he's being treated said he was too unwell to travel early
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on friday but by the evening they said that he could be at left at to but when after jan and doctors flew in to assess him following a request from his wife. the organization whose source this flight all they very much believe the cinema for peace foundation they believe the poison is in mr van the system they believe certainly they hope that it can be found that it will be found by the professionals working in the hospital behind me remember also there's a political aspect to this certainly in so far as western europe is concerned because chancellor merkel of germany but also the french president emmanuel mccaw in the course of the last 2436 hours of both expressed their concern about what has happened to mr nerve on the. libya's opposing governments of both ordered cease fire as a pause in fighting from the u.n. back to ministration in tripoli and its rival in tobruk could possibly create some space for negotiations fighting as slowed slightly in past weeks but the had been
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fears of a battle for the town of sirte a key strategic location for control of libya's oil the head of u.s. postal service has denied claims he's been trying to undermine mail in voting for this year's presidential election used to joy it was testifying before a senate committee of the concerns his cost cutting measures could mean millions of ballots would go uncounted he told a senate hearing that mail in ballots will be delivered securely and on time and just one of the story techies discovered a large natural gas field in the black sea that the country's president says could come on stream in just 3 is time or ship type the 2 on kind the 320000000000 cubic meter discovery could be the beginning of tukey as a net and itchy exporter a.j. select is the program coming up next.
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