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these which showcases flesh from my talents to the brown the globe you find a lot of america presents. on al-jazeera. revealing eco friendly solutions to combat threats to our planet on al-jazeera. the world. cleared to fly russian doctors say opposition leader alexina valley can be moved to germany for medical treatment. and oh i maryam namazie in london watching al-jazeera is a coming out a new ceasefire is announced by libya's un recognized government and it has the backing of its rivals in the east. far from world class hospitals in major cities
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americans in towns on the southern border suffering the worst from covert 19. and turkey finds a massive natural gas reserve in the black sea a discovery which could dramatically reduce the country's dependence on energy imports. russian doctors treating one of the kremlin's biggest critics have agreed to let him fly to germany for medical treatment the doctors in siberia backed down after initially insisting alexina valmy was too unwell to be moved the opposition leader collapsed on a plane on thursday after drinking tea that his aides believe was laced with poison of ali supporters accused 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 elect say no need 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 my. relatives the wife of the brother of the patient who are fully immersed and have all the doctor about the diagnosis and condition of the patient ready to take the risks we've decided not to oppose transferring the patient to another clinic. it's expected in the valley will be taken to the airport and flying to belin nobody little bit earlier the opposition leaders spokeswoman had another great struggle to speak to the german doctors who just been in to see you know valley to. look at 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 german doctors who should transport him from this to a normal hospital soon as possible nice wife yulia suspects the delay in releasing him is so any poisons in his system would be harder to detect if it does this 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 arrives 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 never live says another like the opposition leader's closest aides they're convinced this was an attempt on a nice life and the fighting may putin has to play. down to 0 heck of a sale is from the cherokee organizing a flight to buy land and says his safety is the 1st priority our mission is a human giant mission on bringing a plane making sure that he can come safely to billin and get his treatment all the speculations about poisoning a pretty good background is not read our business obviously the sheriff's yes is 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 she's able to fly nevertheless that he is unconscious that he's on the until ation and they came to the conclusion a difference in the russian doctors the can fly and we will fly. dominic cain is in the german capital but lennon says ospital the election of army is going to is one of the best equipped to treat his condition. when alex in our valley arrives in berlin it is to this hospital the shot 80 hospital in the center of the city that he will be brought to world renowned institution of long standing that has relevant direct recent experience of treating patients who present with similar symptoms similar conditions to those we understand mr novelli has been suffering from since his ordeal began on that flight in siberia the point here is that the organization
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which has sourced his medical evacuation flight is the same organization that sourced a similar flight for another critic of the government of large emir putin in moscow a few years ago that time that person who is an associate of the pussy riot group was brought here by the cinema for peace foundation there were one sourcing less than are on these flights as well and they believe that mr van the has been the victim of a poisoning and that goes against what has been said in from the russian doctors perspective but they believe that they will be vindicated in that way in the officials in the shite a hospital gets to treat mr navarre needs that they will find what his side of the story believes is the case they say he's been poisoned we wait to see what will happen when mr advani arrives at the hospital. or the exiled better russian opposition leader his call for more mass protests against president alexander lukashenko sat on a taken off sky is leading
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a call for his resignation they have been demonstrations for 12 straight days now including some of the biggest anti-government rallies in the capital minsk since the fall of the soviet union taken off sky or fled to the way mia after the election which she says was rigged against her. as much at the boosh 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 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. but
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there's hope of summer spite in libya's civil war the internationally recognized government in tripoli has declared a cease fire it's also been backed by a rival parliament in east terms of how the country is divided will the u.n. back government controls the area in blue and is headquartered in tripoli will tell if i have to who is allied with the east in parliament in tobruk controls the past and read both sides were gearing up for a battle over the city of sirte the gateway to libya's prized oil fields there are now proposals to join to demilitarize the area along with the i'll just for at base in the south crucially set is controlled by forces loyal to after event posed an oil blockade since january causing around $8000000000.00 in losses to the country the cease fire calls for production to resume and it wants elections to take place in march as long as libyans can agree on a constitutional basis for it charles strafford looks now at the recent conflict.
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libya has been in turmoil for nearly a decade. nato bank full season overthrew its longtime leader moammar gadhafi in 2011 but the roots of what's often described as this oil 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 administrations the house of representatives led by the warlord relief i have to move to the eastern city of who broke and what became the un backed government of national accord that by prime minister fayyad as raj remained in the capital tripoli in the west. thousands of people have been killed and many will forced to flee their homes 6 and a half years of fighting. the un accuses regional powers of repeatedly breaking
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a 2011. 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 hoft old an offensive 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 only international airport has been repeatedly bombed using heavy artillery many civilians have been killed and wounded. areas of southern and western tripoli have been almost completely destroyed in the fighting repeated attempts at un bank ceasefire talks have failed. a ceasefire is a decision made by the power brokers by the circumstances and it is not necessarily
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a libyan decision despite the fact that it's the jna and who announced this decision this time the decision is not libya the decision is uniquely turkish russia with some input on some of the international powers and as long as it stays that way it's unlikely the cease fire will bring. friday's 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 all terminals which are under the control of pro have 2 forces for now at least there's hope that agreement between powerful countries that many say have contributed to libya's suffering a backing a cease fire that could and its civil war chance transferred up there. now the head of the u.s. postal service is saying mail in votes will be delivered securely and on time fan of embassy election there was to choice face criticism for cost cutting plans which could have meant votes would miss polling day but he says made a u.
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turn and told a senate committee he wasn't part of any bit by president trying to suppress the vote i did your castro reports. calling the accusations against him outrageous lewiston joy says the cuts he's made to the u.s. postal service were long planned and aimed at making the agency financially solvent not to complicate mail in voting in november 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 that's a reversal from what the postal service said last month in a warning to $46.00 states the agency had cautioned that millions of ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted amid the public fallout the joy announced further cuts to the postal service will be postponed until after the election service will deliberately be. well it draws every ballot in. that it sees
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president trump claims without evidence that voting by mail can lead to massive election fraud that's despite voting by mail himself we're not prepared for this 51000000 ballots. it will be a tremendous embarrassment to our country it will go on forever and you'll never know who won so i say that for you i say it for the cameras because they assume that goes but i will tell you that this is a very serious. problem for a great democracy democrats accused of trying to sow doubt in an election that polls show him currently losing without a budget and those one are vote by mail without a president who like him best of all without a president who would like the post of ulcers not do well to joy was a trump mega donor before becoming postmaster general in june a postal service board member resigned in protest accusing the trumpet ministration of interfering with the independent agency now an internal watchdog is
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investigating and 6 states are suing the postal service for harming their ability to hold free and fair elections the house of representatives will hold a rare saturday session to take up legislation against the postal service changes and the joy will face a nother day of grilling before a house panel on monday. castro al-jazeera washington thousands of opposition supporters a celebrating in mali's capital days after the government was toppled in a military president abraham boubacar kater announced his resignation after soldiers detained him on tuesday the economic community of west african states or eco ass has closed its borders with mali and is sending a delegation on saturday to discuss the country's political future. still to come on al-jazeera government in thailand is getting tough on student protesters who want a change of government. and is their patience for peace in
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a in ma civil war talks and again without any progress. hello the weather remains very cold across southeastern parts of australia we're seeing this cold pool of sweeping up from antarctica dragging in those cold subtly wanes we've seen a fair bit of snow into parts of well the high ground of victoria into new south wales and that cold and blustery weather is set to continue as we go on through saturday so we're struggling to get to around 12 or 13 celsius in melbourne add in adelaide single figures there in hobart still some blustery showers just rattling through things will start to quiet down a little as we go on into sunday's a system just makes its way over towards new zealand north out of new zealand we'll see some rather wet and windy weather at times at least the winds here coming in
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from a northerly direction warmer direction so 18 celsius in the cloud and ripe for clint's not to feel particularly pleasant having said that will make its way toward japan and i think that will come as something of a relief as we go on through the next day or so we've got a few showers just started to push up towards constitute as we go on into saturday 35 celsius the in tokyo the west the weather sets in for sunday pegging those temperatures back if i can call it that to around 30 celsius but that's well down on the sort of temps you saw the start of the week we got to 41. on counting the cost crocs in the global economy stocks soared to record highs despite the coronavirus. demick billionaires become richer but the poor get poorer so is it time to finally come from capitalism blast remaking china and present she's. counting the cost on al-jazeera. when you see big groups of
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people walking through europe they're all individuals the children the lawyers you have to hear all of them and to treat them with something within respects. to move. the world. of them back to headlines now doctors in russia say the opposition politician alex in a volley can be taken to germany for specialist treatment a prominent critic of president putin has been in an induced coma after he collapsed on a plane his supporters believe he was poisoned libya's opposing governments of both ordered cease fires the course from the un backed ministration in tripoli and its arrival into pro could possibly create some space and gauche ations. and the head
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of the u.s. postal service has denied claims he's been trying to undermine mail in voting for this year's presidential election after concerns cost cutting measures could mean millions of ballots would be uncounted. now in other news the crown a virus 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 years ted ross and none of us said that we now have better tools to fight covert 1000 the when it 1st broke out but he again emphasized the importance of proper protection for those working on the front lines any level of corruption is unacceptable or any type of court of him is unacceptable however corruption related to p.p.p. lifesaving. for me it's actually murder because if those workers would be those people. we're risking their lives
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and that all too risks the lives of the people they serve meanwhile more than 600000 people have contracted the virus in south africa it's the hardest hit country on the african continent although the infection rate has been decreasing since the outbreak heat in july only 13000 people have died that's around half of all fatalities in the region the government ease restrictions this week to help revive the economy after the pandemic pushed millions into deeper poverty and lebanon has imposed a 2 week lockdown in a bid to contain a surge in infections there the ministry of health is warning that hospitals are running out of space off to 6 major institutions and 20 clinics were damaged in the beirut ports explosion 2 weeks ago aid and relief will be allowed to continue though under the partial lockdown measures. there's also been a report from the associated press news agency saying that the coronavirus death toll in the us is probably far higher than the official count and that people of
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color a disproportionate affected as many as 2 $115000.00 more people died in the 1st 7 months of this year compared to the same period in 2019 but the official death toll for that time was only around $150000.00 ethnic minorities form less than 40 percent of the american population but account for more than half of the excess deaths the a.p. report says that some coronavirus deaths were mistaken be attributed to the courses infection rates are soaring along the u.s. border with mexico a combination of poverty and poor public health has put border communities at higher risk than other areas in the u.s. well 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 covered 1000 patients cynthia reyes i think one of my friends . think we are one considered a very. poor likable nothing but a
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a family has suffered greatly in the pandemic might form from the womb. my mother. but a its mother margarita says she hasn't even had time to grieve for her husband everything that we've been through it's 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 could be we need help when you do good to get better far from the bigger and better equipped hospitals of major cities doctors and nurses at imperial county's main medical center struggle to cope with
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a stream of covert 1000 patients it is the perfect storm and it includes things outside of our control i don't people by the time you come to the i.c.u. with a spinal age 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 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. or county you know and if they could. send it out that would be so great the state government has sent in extra medical teams and has transferred patients to other hospitals seemed did reyes has
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a message for anyone who thinks the virus might disappear. only entrenched poverty chronic illness and a neglected public health infrastructure make imperial county and other border communities from california to texas a coded killing zone rob reynolds al-jazeera. also news from turkey now the government's announced its biggest ever discovery of natural gas present russia type one says 320000000000 cubic meters have been found in the black sea that the area's actual reserves even larger comes at a time for turkey welcome time for turkey struggling economy with energy imports costing 41000000000 dollars last year president wants the gas to be extracted and used as soon as 2 to 2023 when turkey marks 100 years since becoming a republic and he hopes to find more reserves in turkey's controversial
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explorations in the mediterranean well muscled out of order we've been making concerted efforts over the past 2 years both exploration this is we doing the same in the military me and see both pieces of gold knowing wells in both the black sea in the mediterranean and by the grace of god we found this big discovery and i'm certain that we will have some of the good news from the mediterranean but they've also been warnings that it could take up to a decade to actually extract the gas the exploration took place in the black sea off the north coast of turkey analysts say the reserves won't necessarily transform turkey's fortunes but will still provide a bit of a boost to the economy this is not the game danger but this could be the beginning of something that we lost and. very well in a very month's need boosted it takes economy so what we're seeing because those areas could only serve 30 for example for 6 years it is not as big but it can be
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the exemption in the economy of the flow of cash into the economy that are. eagerly looking for the last few years or now to developments in thailand where the government has started arresting the organizers of a massive student protest that's been taking place recently officials have warned that they are preparing for an escalation al-jazeera scott heiler reports from bangkok. the month old anti-government protest was founded fronted and organized by thai students from high schools to university. i want democracy and equality where there is no difference whether one person has a higher social status than the other earlier in the week just after a high school class dismissal 100 showed up in front of the ministry of education asking for the minister to resign and for reform of the education system. more democratic this after students said they were prevented from showing their support for the movement on campuses like using the 3 finger salute
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a symbol of the protest or wearing ribbons a sign of solidarity thailand's education minister not upon that assouan came out to speak to the protesters the 1st direct engagement from a top government official is this something that you think the top levels of government will continue to do kind of maybe follow your lead it's i follow my lead i think it's that dialogue that i've had with the prime minister and i think that by listening to them you. who many mines moot the damage that will be done if there were. they would be escalating you know the level protests the minister says that he and others in the government are willing to continue and expand discussions with the protestors but there's a mixed message because more protest leaders are being arrested and it's clear that the call by some of the protesters for an overhaul of the monarchy is a no go subject for youth is one of the 1st and largest groups to start protesting
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i thought if i. had that we have goals demands and a dream and a dream is to have a country that is ruled by a true constitutional monarchy like england japan did marco norway when the monarchy is under the constitution and the highest power belongs to the people. although the movement is being driven by the students of this country others are joining the gatherings especially on weekends and the main organizing groups have already started to plan for the next round of weekend protests in september got heiler al jazeera bangkok. now rebel leaders in may in ma say they are frustrated by a lack of progress in peace negotiations with the government after a delay of more than 2 years a full frowned of talks has concluded in the capitol hill algiers there is why in have a is following the story from chiang mai in neighboring thailand. through vast fields in eastern rebel soldiers are on the move such as the complexity of this
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long running civil war the korean national defense organization is using a new road to move around built by the government it's fighting villages in the area are worried the road will mean me and my soldiers will try to come into their territory soon. i'm very concerned about them in mommy staying close to our village we don't want them near our community they might be nice to us for a short while but then attack us later kick us out of the village. the political wing of the korean national defense organization is one of the groups that took part in the peace conference in me and capital naypyidaw but like many involved in this protracted process its leaders are skeptical about the government's motives in trying to hold to the world that in below their want to continue appears procter and we're not going to it's a sham it's not it's not who we are is not a reappears profit isn't
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a sham and it's just afraid when the party led by aung sun suu kyi won the election in 2015 she said peace with the ethnic armed groups was her top priority but after 4 rounds of formal talks little has been achieved and many groups are still being left out of the process the conflicts in myanmar have seen many people head across the border to thailand where they're in refugee camps or in communities trying to earn an income that's not possible at home they've been living with the promise of peace for decades and they're not hopeful it will happen anytime soon. many who are still in myanmar's conflict areas share that sentiment and live with the effects of decades of war which is left large parts of the country impoverished there's a lack of investment and opportunity and a constant worry of violence the miller were no one wanted one time the soldiers from both sides were fighting in our corn field and they destroyed our crops they burnt all the beans and corn. these korean fighters are preparing for the worst
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arming themselves with a new batch of weapons another peace conference has ended with little more than a plan to keep negotiating and in rebel held areas where there is a general lack of trust in the government and the me and my army the talks mean little wayne hay al jazeera chiangmai thailand al jazeera dot com for the latest on all of our top stories but also comment and analysis there as well. our top story this hour doctors in russia say the opposition politician alexina valli can now be taken to germany for treatment a critic of president putin has been in an induced coma after he collapsed on a plane is supporters believe he was poisoned doctors at a hospital in the russian city of on the square he is being treated said he was too
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unwell to travel on friday but by the evening they said he could be airlifted to berlin after german 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 merkel in the course of the last 2436 hours of both expressed their concern about what has happened to mr of and the. in libya opposing governments have both ordered cease fire as a pause in fighting from the u.n. backed administration in tripoli and its rival into broke could create the space for negotiations fighting has slowed slightly in the past few weeks the had been
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fears of an escalation over the town of sirte a key strategic location for control of libya's oil. head of the u.s. postal service has denied claims he's been trying to undermine the mail in voting for this year's presidential election you know as to joy was testifying before a senate committee over concerns his cost cutting measures could mean millions of ballots would be uncounted he told a senate hearing that mail in ballots will be delivered securely and on time and turkey says it's discovered a large natural gas field in the black sea and the country's president is saying it could come on stream in just 3 is our ship type i do want to claim the 320000000000 cubic meter discovery could be the beginning of turkey as a net energy exporter but analysts say exploiting the find could take years. the headlines this hour coming up next on al-jazeera it's counting the costs. the
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latest news as it breaks it from passing not only against a police crackdown but also against what they call our great election which details coverage. what than 300000 people have lost their jobs because of the pandemic. feel is journalism from around the world following reports that officials were aware of the presence of highly explosive material there are plans for mass demonstrations. hello i'm daryn jordan this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your look at the world of business economics this week crocs in the global economy stocks soared to record highs despite the coronavirus condiment billionaires become richer but the poor get poorer so is it time to finally come from optimism.


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