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told the virus i receive messages on the hour saying that we are you know so i was a nurse back who what i am doing is not all that different from my passion helping others. a. russian opposition figure is being flown to germany where doctors will treat him for suspected poisoning. i'm kemal santamaria with the world news from al-jazeera and is there a breakthrough in libya the u.n. backed government announced a cease fire while the rival parliament in the east is also appealing for a halt to the fighting. this sacred duty is my number one priority between now and election day. a pledge to deliver election ballots on time as the controversial
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head of the u.s. postal service is questioned over mail in voting all of that plus. i'm robert bright in jeju south korea suffering from the effects of devastating summer rains nearly 2000 kilometers away in central china. with russia this hour where the critically ill opposition figure alexei navalny has left all civil and is being flown to germany for urgent treatment these pictures literally from 30 seconds before we came on air is that plane that's been waiting there the german plane finally took off he had been taken from intensive care in a place called sc in siberia taken to the airport took a while ambulance was on the tarmac for a long time but eventually apologies for the quality of his pictures here
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eventually transferred to that airplane the fierce critic of the government fell into a coma after drinking what his supporters say was poisoned to be they've been trying to negotiate his transfer for the last few days well doctors in russia had initially said. was too sick to fly but then late on friday they eventually gave him the old korea after multiple requests from his family. i'm not going to even after considering multiple requests to not transporting the patient we understand there is a certain risk relatives including the wife and brother the taishan aware of his diagnosis his condition but they're ready to take this risk we have taken a decision not to impose a transfer of the patient to another clinic the one that the relatives will tell us so. we'll talk more about this now with auctorial cohen a senior fellow at the atlantic council in the united states is in washington d.c. for us thanks for staying up for us to discuss this look we hear there about the medical reasons the doctor saying well we felt we couldn't move him because of his
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situation how much of this was medical and how much of it was political the whole delay the family and political associates i like seeing them i mean they said that they wanted to move him right after he fell ill they are suspecting poisoning. and the reason he was delayed for 48 hours they said was because the doctors in the authorities expected the poison to dissipate and make it much more difficult for the western doctors in germany in this sherry to hospital to analyze if you was poisoned and if so by what germany was very quick to offer medical assistance i think françoise as well actually at the same time why did they jump quite so quickly do you think. well of ali it is today the most prominent opposition leader i
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personally lost friends including the previous leading opposition figure boris nemtsov of who was murdered in 2015 several yards from the kremlin and i warned him not to go back to russia he didn't listen he wanted to serve his country not violently was doing a lot of work exposing corruption including at the highest levels and he had a lot of people who hated him for that and this looks like what the russian authorities were not saying who exactly yet but that's what they're thordis that are the target of this corruption investigation buying up all these organizations this is what they do to retaliate to their critics let's just put it into some wider context if you wouldn't mind for of us who might think about russia and think about you know they've heard poisoning stories before and they've heard about
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corruption issues how high does this rank up how significant could this potentially be if you have on the situation gets any worse. it can be. another blow to the current russian regime. of. colonel of the security services who defected to the west and lived in london by the name of mr litvinenko was for his and i believe it was 2006 then we had the script fall case in the u.k. just recently and that there are opposition figures like galleon us that are going to about who were murdered at the entrance to their apartment building the board recent so that i mentioned and others so clearly being in opposition. outspoken opposition leader or being a corruption fighter and a whistleblower in russia is
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a dangerous business indeed. dr ariel cohen from the atlantic council in washington really appreciate your time thank you. on to other news in libya as u.n. recognized government in tripoli has announced a cease fire as its rival parliament in the east the one aligned with warlord khalifa haftar has also called for a halt to the fighting but the tripoli government says it will respond still to any violence from half his forces. who can enter will have to will respect this is where they will to guarantee he would respect to cease fire after the burning talks or previous agreements he threw spec's this is fire we will welcome that because we do not want to be in bloodshed we call for peace however if you violates the peace agreement we're ready to fight and we will force him to leave like we forced him to leave west in libya. libya of course a divided country this is how it looks these days on the map with the tripoli based government that we talk about that controls the area and great to the left you've
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got the warlord khalifa haftar who is allied with the east in parliament in to brooke controlling the areas and read both sides gearing up for a battle over the city of sirte in the middle there which is the gateway to libya's prized oil fields but there are now proposals to jointly demilitarize the area along with the airbase in the south search we should also mention is controlled by forces loyal to haftar they imposed an oil blockade in january and of caused around a $1000000000.00 in losses the cease fire calls for oil production to resume and it also wants elections to take place in march as long as libyans agree on a constitutional basis for such a vote well it has the support now looking back at the recent conflict in libya. libya has been in turmoil for nearly a decade. nato bank full seasons with a rich long time leader moammar gadhafi in 2011 the root wants often described as this old rich country's civil war started after the disputed elections in 2014.
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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 war lords relief after moved 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
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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 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 despite the fact that it's the g.n.a.t. and the world who announced its 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 cease fire will break.
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friday's cease fire announcement comes amid fears of an escalation by both sides mobilizing for a battle over the town of sirte the gateway to the major all terminals which 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 alger's their. the head of the u.s. postal service has told a senate committee that mail in ballots will be delivered on time ahead of the november election her response to general lewis to join us faced criticism for making changes to the service but of course the mail delays democrats accuse him of being president trump's accomplice in trying to suppress the votes the support from heidegger castor. calling the accusations against him outrageous lewiston joyce
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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 and 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 and with the public fallout the joy announced further cuts to the postal service will be postponed until after the election both the service will deliberately ballot and process every ballot in. that it sees 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
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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. polls show him currently losing without a budget and doesn't want to have a vote by mail without a president who like him best about we've got a president who will like you in the polls those officers 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 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
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a rare saturday session to take up legislation against the postal service changes and enjoy will face and nother day of grilling before a house panel on monday. castro al-jazeera washington in the news ahead celebration in mali after the coup military center still insists the president went willingly. could russia's early coronavirus vaccine actually do more of the good we'll look at that in a moment. but . hello once again welcome to another look at the international forecast still no letup in the heat for shanghai and also for tokyo we have got some rain in the forecast and hopefully that will help a least in japan this seasonal rain sliding across the korean peninsula just going
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to sink a little further south with as we go on through the next couple of days so some wetter whether they're pushing down into south korea not just some showers started to crop up. japan 35 celsius in tokyo on saturday for him back there the average to around 30 celsius on sunday or something like a 10 degree drop for the temperature we saw earlier on in the way further south we have got this developing system that. well gravity make its way up towards japan as we go into the new week for much of central and southern china it is dry few showers down towards a south further north notice yet more heavy rain coming in here posing the threat of further flooding for many heavy rain continues across northern parts of the philippines live a shower is continuing here it's the usual scattering of showers across malaysia one or 2 of those heat of the day showers also brewing up across indonesia in the coming days sas for in the air plenty of showers across northern parts of india into bangladesh still some showers there just pushing a bit was
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a northwest in southern pakistan. but. in 2008. 0 documented a groundbreaking school. preparing some of india's poorest children for entry into its toughest universities 'd. we return to see how the students and the scheme of helping change the face of india. super authority on how to 0. the of the on who on.
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top stories this hour on al-jazeera a plane carrying the russian opposition leader alexei navalny has now left russia for germany where he will receive urgent medical care about they fell into a coma after drinking what his supporters say was poisoned. libya's u.n. backs governments announced a cease fire and the leader of the rival parliament in the east has appealed for a halt as well forces from both sides have been mobilizing around sirte the gateway to libya's oil fields. and the head of the u.s. postal service has told a senate committee that mail in ballots will be delivered on time for november election the postmaster general mr joyce face criticism for the changes that have caused delays to the mail. u.s. presidential nominee joe biden says he would be prepared to shut down the country to prevent the spread of coronavirus he made those comments a day after outlining his campaign platform as he accepted the democratic party's
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nomination i was prepared to do it every takes to save lives because we cannot get the country moving until we control the virus that is the fundamental flaw in this loose ration is thinking to begin with in order to keep the country running and moving on the economy growing in people employed you have to fix the virus you have to deal with the virus so if the scientists say shut it down i would shut it down i would listen to the scientist the u.s. of course has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths and one area where covert 19 is spreading rapidly is along the u.s. border with mexico a combination of poverty and poor public health is really putting communities at higher risk as reynolds now. 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 computer program. tonight have been nothing but
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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 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 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
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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. it's final 8 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 where the 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 you know. that would be so great the state government has sent in extra medical teams and has
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transferred patients to other hospitals. has a message for anyone who thinks the virus might disappear from. entrenched poverty chronic illness and in a glutted public health infrastructure make imperial county and other border communities from california to texas a coated killing zone rob reynolds al jazeera meanwhile virus experts are concerned the rollout of a russian vaccine may encourage the corona virus to mutate now russian authorities have said it's safe it's effective even though full scale trials have been completed but some scientists are worried that deploying a vaccine that is partially effective it's been rushed out that could cause the virus to evolve more quickly such mutations are rare stronger vaccines do give a virus less opportunity to learn how to evade the antibody defenses so
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a bit complicated but we've got professor lawrence gostin to talk us through it director of the o'neill institute for national and global health law at georgetown university dr 1st of all. before we talk mutations or anything like that the russian vaccine how much does anyone know about this vaccine and whether it's ready to go other than what the russians are telling us. we know where a little of our. own like back. in china or one it states in europe. there is no published study. the russian scientists of the government will not share any of their city in scientific community or with other regulators outside of her show. and most alarmingly this is only gone through very early haze trials on
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a very very few people and every other. respectable country would require phase 3 trials with tens of thousands of people in a placebo controlled trial and that's the gold standard right which doesn't even come close so then explain to us if you would have been i kind of outlined it before but the risks involved with pushing a vaccine out early the idea that it may not be able to will cope effectively with any changes of the disease. yeah i mean there's a theoretical possibility that certain natural selection you have in effect is that seen that the virus could mutate and it would need change in ways that enabled it to a antibodies that's the last thing we want we see this a lot with empty. biologic resistance so now you
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take your antibiotic but you don't take it for long enough or you have. optimal dose and the the virus or bacteria we're leverage might be will then militate and it will find its way to be able to overcome the body's defenses or drugs to fences and so this is the last thing we want besides which it might just be that there were certain vaccine will be unchanged that is there might have adverse effects of might make coding worse who've seen that with other vaccines right like dengue. so this is a serious problem you can't rush science have been there already been signs. of mutations are unthinking i know when the resurgence in new zealand and i think it was south korea as well doctors were saying this is actually looking
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a little bit different to us already. yeah i mean one in one way are fortunate i mean on like say an inch away ends up iris that can really very easily knew jade you know because the virus wops very readily. that sars kovi 2 which is the virus that causes cold it is relatively stable but it's absolutely anyone any coronaviruses capable of mutating there are some signs that this one is new jaded and so we have to take this extraordinary really seriously. this is not even besides it to know in addition to being. the problem if there is a in effect a vaccine made mine mean that people think they're protected when they're not and they go out and have wrist we hate yours this is a less than one because it's reducing global confidence in a vaccine and what we need to do now is boost confidence right in the cold not
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vaccine so we don't have taxing as the. professor got so i really appreciate your time and crucially understand everything you say really clearly thank you for that answer appreciate it take it right now thousands of people have been celebrating in mali's capital after the president was overthrown in a military coup opposition parties are back the military's plan to eventually have power to a civilian transitional government and then the abraham of a calculator announced his resignation on tuesday off the soldiers had detained him there are fears this will destabilize regional security though the u.s. has suspended cooperation with mali's military and the west african bloc of us in sending a delegation there on saturday to discuss these political future 100 years is following this one from a budget for us he explains now how the mali military will want to handle this was it for make of us. i'm sure by the time the course delegation arrives malia obama
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called to morrow the only one to show them that the people are with the new military leaders and they want to inform them that it was a necessity that the army intervene of course the narrative now is that they did not intervene and 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 george of money and and of course they want to use it as a bargaining chip for whatever sanctions that 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
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from of course 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 i in support of what they're saying and that removing what was necessary to right the wrongs in mali from the elections to the security challenges in the north and central parts of the country. protesters in southern iraq of set fire to the local parliament after demanding justice over the killing of 2 activists. the forces fired live rounds into the areas demonstrators marched on the buildings in the city of bouncer protesters want the provisional provincial governor sacked after a series of attacks on activists by unidentified gunmen. the number of wildfires in california as more than doubled in the past day around 560 fires are now being forced the state seeing the highest number of fires started by lightning in nearly 2 decades nearly 12000 strikes adding to the total at least 6 people been killed
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dozens been injured 175000 have been forced from their homes as well. well unprecedented summer rain in central china is threatening the livelihood of people there fish farmers and fishermen particularly in neighboring south korea or macbride travel to the island of jeju in the water separating the korean peninsula from china's east coast to learn more about a summer phenomenon that's being made worse by climate change. on the island of jeju those who depend on the surrounding waters for their living have reason to look anxiously out to sea and ocean expert. has been studying the source of that anxiety unprecedented rains far away in central china sending surges of fresh water flooding out of the yangtze river here depicted in green reaching towards j juice coastline knowing that this year we have seen our president in the rainy
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front right across the korean peninsula and china we can assume the weather pattern will repeat itself in future years because of climate change. research is from this instituto been studying the changing sees as china's storms appear to worsen every year like many places in the world the island of jeju is having to adapt to the effects of a changing climate and that means in recent years the additional problem of rising sea temperatures it means some subtropical species are now better suited to jay juss water has to do with what is your land is becoming more stop tropical the surface temperature of the sea has risen by one and a half degrees so we are also looking into subtropical species of fish and helping farmers get prepared but for fish farmers like cho seung the already heavily invested in colder water species just surviving the present is the priority from
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the government can't lower the sea temperature when it goes up so the only way would be for the government to help us with subsidies if the situation continues they'll be more damage and the fish industry can only get worse. and with the summer rains far from over this south korean island has many more days to worry about what china's weather has in store for them robot bride al-jazeera j do south korea. half past the hour on al-jazeera these are the headlines a plane carrying the russian opposition leader elects in the valley has now left russia for germany in the past half hour he will be receiving urgent medical care in berlin he fell into a coma after drinking what is supporters say was poisoned tea i've been trying to negotiate his transfer for the past few days here. even after considering multiple requests to allow transporting the patient we understand there is
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a certain risk relatives including the wife and brother the taisha aware of his diagnosis and condition but they're ready to take this risk we have taken a decision not to impose a transfer of the patient to another clinic the one that the relatives will tell us they are the headlines libya's u.n. backed government has announced a cease fire the leader of the rival parliament in the east has also appealed for a halt forces from both sides have been mobilizing around sirte the gateway to libya's oil fields ahead of the u.s. postal service has told a senate committee that mail in ballots will be delivered on time for november election postmaster general lewis to joyce faced criticism for changes that have caused postal delays protesters in southern iraq and set fire to the local parliament after demanding justice over the killing of 2 activists security forces fired live rounds into the air as demonstrators marched on the buildings in bastrop they want the provincial government sacked after a series of attacks on activists by unidentified gunmen. thousands of people have
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been celebrating in mali's capital after the president was overthrown in a military coup opposition to the military's plan to eventually hand power to a civilian transitional government. announced his resignation on tuesday. detained him. and virus experts are concerned the rollout of a russian vaccine may encourage the corona virus to mutate. safe and effective all the full scale trials of completed that some scientists are worried that deploying a vaccine that's partially effective could cause the virus to evolve quickly such mutations are stronger vaccines would give a virus less opportunity to learn how to evade antibody. company laura conaway will be with you in about 25 minutes time that is right after . counting the cost in the global economy.
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