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moral wooden documentaries and life moves on and online. form. at least 12 women are killed in a stampede in afghanistan after thousands of people gather to apply for visas to pakistan. hello i'm adrian for the good this is al jazeera live from also coming up. down down down. shots fired during protests in nigeria against the government and police brutality several people reportedly killed. rewriting the law of the learned what other countries can learn from this constitutional referendum. nasa spacecraft
perhaps are having full of cosmic rubble from an asteroid to bring back to work. we begin with breaking news from eastern afghanistan where at least 12 women have been killed in a stampede they gathered with thousands of other people in a stadium in jalalabad to apply for visas to pakistan the pakistani consulate started issuing visas again last week after a 7 month pause to tuesday coronavirus let's go live now to kabul filial contre for us that for us for the what more do we know about what happened. while adrianne like you mentioned the incident happened earlier this morning outside a stadium in the eastern city of jalalabad where normally hundreds of afghans with other every morning just to get a number so that they could process their visa applications at the pakistani
consulate so they could travel to to judge allow about now local tells us that yesterday there were some rumors spreading on social media that the pakistani consulate today would hand out more visas the usual and caused a lot more people that would normally gather outside that stadium to. go and try to go out and get inside so as a result when they gates open to from what locals tell us there were thousands of people will try to rush in as fast as they can as they could and that's what caused the deadly suck stampede and adriana why are so many people so desperate to get a visa to pakistan. well adrian pakistan is one of only if a handful of countries where afghans can get a visa and travel to the afghan passport continues to rank as the worst in the world for international travel so afghans have pretty much trapped here so i mean
chance they have to get out of here for many reasons for example of pakistan a lot of them they have family there there is a lot of afghan refugees families that are separated and a lot of them also have to travel to pakistan for medical reasons because of galveston has one of the worst health care systems in the world and that's why there are so many of them trying to make it to pakistan and you do get the same sense outside the pakistani embassy here in kabul where every morning hundreds of afghans gather a lot of them are sick a lot of them have to spend the night there just so that they can make it in the next morning and try to get a visa for pakistan a process that has become a lot stricter on harter in the last couple of years adrian video contre for reporting live there from kabul for you many thanks indeed in northern afghanistan 7000 security forces have been killed another 5 injured in that attack by the taliban it happened in the taco province which borders to the taliban has intensified attacks across the country in the last few weeks as peace talks with
the government continue in doha. my jury a spigot city is under 24 hour lockdown and millions of people are subject to curfews across the country it follows a chaotic turn in protests against police brutality and the government the. shots were fired at crowds in lagos and there are reports of several deaths the army denies any involvement al-jazeera has ahmed idris reports. just hours after curfew came into effect the security forces started moving. i believe he told gate in lagos several different witnesses recorded footage of what appeared to be security personnel shooting at protesters who were blocking a major highway a number of people what reported killed. it began as peaceful protests to demand an end to police brutality. and for 2 weeks the government struggled but failed to
come protesters. their demands among others include far reaching reforms of the police and the prosecution of officers accused of extrajudicial killings torture and disappearances not care is going through things we have been protest in we have not had any reasonable results which is what we want out why are we to come and address it not by what you know is all wrong as your conduct legwork and why not really listening to when does what is going to. be occurring every day so yeah yeah i voice i don't buy that i don't want to and i say it's wrong well yes i believe these well i'm going to yell. and said you know make us on lining up behind some of the protesters demands i will not sign off on a 2021 budget that does not include adequate full visions to compensate those who have suffered violence and brutality of the hands of the police in nigeria in the
last decade which means the country's 2021 budget could be delayed. on monday protest as blockaded more to the moment international airport lagos nigeria has busiest was the same day these images appeared of prisoners among them violent criminals escaping went to prison and those states or typed. the prison or for to say nearly 2000 prisoners have escaped. is the looting of the armory in the correction facility. nearly 2 dozen cause destroyed already started in force and $24.00 are confused among them the financial capital lagos which is also home to the country's busiest ports i this could be trouble for already you know for sure. the president of the senate has asked the president to address the nation to calm the situation but it's not clear if that will be enough to placate the protesters.
which are. nationwide protests place in sudan as the economy the but the government says it has managed to pay $350000000.00 to the united states in order to be removed from its list of states that sponsor terrorism i was there as malcolm webb reports. it was on this street 22 years ago that i was driving to work it was just outside the american embassy here in kenya's capital nairobi then it was attacked 1st with grenades and then a truck bomb that's where the huge blast went from bad be. good. douglas was one of thousands who suffered horrific injuries like him many had their faces cut and lost their eyesight because of flying shards of glass now there's a memorial part of the american embassy one of the names of the people who were
killed or engraved in stone in. the embassy building was at the front it was damaged in the attack but the building behind with completely destroyed with many people inside most of those who were injured or killed in the attack with kenyan who just happened to be nearby at the time the u.s. embassy in neighboring tanzania was bombed at the same time. claimed responsibility for both attacks the u.s. accused sudanese president omar al bashir of supporting the group and enabling the attacks. saddam was already on america's list of state sponsors of terror since 1993 bashir was eventually overthrown following popular protests last year sudan's new government desperately needs reprieve from american economic sanctions its negotiated terms for its removal from the terror list with us president donald trump the agreement includes compensation for employees of the
u.s. government who were killed and injured in the attacks by all. but nothing for people like. he was working in a bank across the road from the nairobi embassy when it was bombed he says he was lucky to survive a shrapnel wound in his neck he chairs an association of hundreds of others who were injured many of them so severely they could never work again if. this is seen to a given that people like. so now it would be leave. the country then that is the wrong really are we human being american why is it that the american president can go on negotiate with people under don't want all both picked up by the moment douglas and ali has spent the last 20 years campaigning for compensation under the new agreement between the governments of the u.s.
and sudan no closer to getting it malcolm webb al-jazeera nairobi kenya the u.s. seen nearly 300000 more people die this year than it usually words the centers for disease control and prevention says that at least truth. because of the coronavirus it says the black and hispanic americans have been disporting disproportionately affected by the covert 19 related deaths are likely higher the official numbers. cathay pacific is cutting nearly a quarter of its workforce nearly 6000 employees will lose their jobs mostly a hong kong where the airline is based the company will also close down its regional airline carriers incomes have been decimated by travel bans and border closures because of the pandemic the u.s. justice department is taking legal action against google the lawsuit is being described as the most significant challenge to the tech giants power in decades
google is accused of using its market power to maintain a monopoly of a smaller rivals the complaint says that google pays billions of dollars to phone manufacturers and browsers to work keep it as the fault search engine the company says the suit is deeply flawed larry magid is c.e.o. and co-founder of connect safely dot org a nonprofit organization focusing on online privacy and security he believes that google will put up a strong defense. i think one argument that they might make is to go back to 2000 i'm sorry go back to 1998 when microsoft with on the hot seat for very similar charges and i remember specifically bill gates speaking of congress saying you know some other company could come along and unseat us and indeed that very year a to graduate students from stanford were in a garage here in palo alto building google which actually did overshadow microsoft when it came to the internet so i suspect that's the argument they'll make and i
suspect the common argument will be made that that google controls the entire android platform it dominate search and that it promotes its own products and it makes it difficult for other companies to compete either with search or with internet advertising there's a lot of both a legal and a political war going on between washington silicon valley but this is a very specific lawsuit issued by the justice department claiming google is exercising monopoly power over search and over internet advertising so there is probably by far part of his support for this battle i mean the trump administration that has their gripes against google but so do democrats so i suspect this will be vigorously prosecuted and even if joe biden were to win the election i wouldn't be surprised if his justice department continued the suit. a weather update next here on our 0 then muslim organizations in france are targeted after a teacher was beheaded the showing cartoons of the prophet mohammed.
hello the weather patterns in the northern hemisphere edged it further east woods so the big lows in the atlantic this one are also edging a bit further into western europe and they're bringing significant rain a moment to portugal overnight it will tend to drop a little bit the rain gets through france the british isles to a sudden scandinavia leaving portugal cloudy and down but not quite wet this sister will tend to fall apart during certain having warm things up in stockholm having pushed the snow line further north in sweden now i mentioned it was here but if you're in the real warmth which is in central europe it's a southern germany you see how warm it can be when you in juices southerly flow 40 is the average for munich we get 20 or 21 for the next couple of days north africa is generally speaking fine at the moment but the showers are going south of the sun
we still got a few streaming off for example sierra leone into the atlantic but the thrust of the heavy rain is now more than nigeria for example it is the rift valley is tanzania where you tend to get the heavy showers at the moment into angola and edging a bit further south every now and again they go all the way science at the moment is fairly dry and warm though i think in this part of johannesburg are tying the temps will drop as the showers now start to build. held for over 3 years in an egyptian prison cell denied the right to a fair trial no charges have been brought against al jazeera correspondent must move to saying his crime journalism. to demand more neutral leaks and voice solidarity with all detained journalists sign the petition.
to say. hello again this is out 0 let's remind you of the main news this hour at least 12 women have been killed in a stampede the afghan city of jalalabad they were among thousands who gathered near the xtandi consulate to apply for visas. and nigerian security forces are denying that they fired a test as in lagos a number of people are reported to be killed they gossip is on the lockdown of millions across the country over the curfew. and the u.s. is seen nearly 300000 more deaths this year than it usually would the centers for
disease control and prevention says that at least 2 thirds would you to the coronavirus. spain is nearing a 1000000 corona virus infections with france close behind governments across europe of been reimposing restrictions as they struggle with a 2nd wave of the virus manchester in northern england is among those facing new rules after a political fight that the team baba reports. after protracted negotiations and recriminations almost 3000000 more people in england are set to come under the highest level of restrictions given the public health situation i must now proceed with moving greater manchester as i say to the very high alert level because not to act would put manchester's n.h.s. and the lives of many of manchester's residents at risk regional mayor andy burnham insists johnson's government walked away from talks even after local leaders compromised on the financial support package they'd accept the people whose
workplace is shut down you are asking people to do a big thing and you can't do that without fully supporting them through that and doing it on the cheap but that is what it seems to me they were trying to do the whatever it takes moment early this year has completely gone it's you'll get what we'll give you and that is an acceptable in the middle of a national crisis like a pandemic. the u.k. is clearly in dangerous territory it's just recorded more than 21000 new cases the highest daily figure so far and the devolved government in wales is bringing in a so-called fire break locked down on friday for 17 days the u.k. is also planning to carry out human challenge studies in trials that could start in january up to 90 healthy people will be exposed to cover 19 the aim is to speed up the arrival of a vaccine in italy the government's ruling out a national lockdown despite new cases reaching a new record at the weekend but the southern campania region plans to introduce
a nighttime curfew from the coming weekend following a similar decision by the northern region of lombardy which was hardest hit by the initial outbreak the. prime minister just epic contest was hosting his spanish counterpart pedro sanchez in rome and tuesday sanchez is still considering imposing a curfew on the spanish capital madrid and possibly beyond its demos and this man has given us here we have very tough weeks ahead and winter is coming the 2nd wave is no longer a threat it's a reality in all of europe russia has now seen a daily record of more than 16000 new cases in the covered 19 death toll has risen to almost $25000.00 in moscow they've already opened temporary hospitals and introduce measures such as taking 2nd reschooling teaching online the city's mayor says there's no need for tougher restrictions but as the whole of europe is finding out situations can change fast knitting barber al-jazeera. the aid group oxfam says
the replacement count for more than 8000 refugees on the greek island of last boss is not fit for winter aid workers say there's no running water and refugees also have no access to legal aid thousands of people were relocated after a fire destroyed their camp last month aid organizations in greece are appealing to the european union for help. francis president of mariel mccraw will be among those attending a memorial later on wednesday for a murdered teacher savvier patty was the capital friday after showing his class cartoons of the prophet muhammad during a lesson on freedom of speech the government is now cracking down on someone's limb groups are to 0 as andrew symonds reports. a march in silence to mourn the death of a french schoolteacher stabbed indicate it in broad daylight in a suburb of paris your political reaction to the murder of history teacher. is anything but quiet. to the sound of the national anthem
members of the french parliament gathered then a minute's silence afterwards came this proclamation. we are united standing undetermined to fight the instigator of this murder because the mr samuel party lies the france that is republican and humanist that was cravenly under 12 attacked. emanuel macron the french president has ordered a crackdown on muslim organizations they do not say the least as of tomorrow at the cabinet meeting we will dissolve the sake you see in collective directly implicated in the attack more decisions against associations and groups of individuals who follow in the coming days and weeks determination is complete the acts will happen at the republic needs them. here worshippers at a mosque that's being closed down by the interior minister who claims its leaders shared an online video saying some you should be intimidated he says they also
shared the address of his school a part of the moment from the moment someone relays a video you should chase him not the mosque not a whole community. protests against what the government has described as muslim extremism followed petty's death. he had been killed by an 18 year old of chechen origin who was shot dead by police. earlier this month muslim parents objected after the teacher had shown cartoons of the prophet mohammed in a lesson about freedom of expression the images were 1st shown by the satirical magazine charlie hebdo and that led to a wave of attacks in 2015 what's happening in paris right now is causing more divisiveness along with is the political leaders called a 0 tolerance to islamic extremism will escalate into more violence in both communities andrew simmons al-jazeera the united nations says that it secured
$1700000000.00 in international aid for the trouble to hell region of africa pledges were made during a virtual meeting of donor nations including. i saw an active area that the un says is suffering an alarming deterioration they feel of murdered saudi journalist she is suing the crown prince of saudi arabia a lawsuit accuses muhammad and salman of ordering his killing i was here a shahab returns he reports. the 7 count civil complaint is being filed in washington d.c. against saudi crown prince mohammed bin soma and 28 other saudi nationals it alleges that the defendants formulated a conspiracy to lure journalists from the us and then kidnapped drugged torture and dismembered him at the saudi consulate in istanbul in october of 2018. 1 made being
so long. he i want the truth he be no please don't sponsible but do you want to hold true if. any of you want accountability the lawsuit has 2 primary goals to have a u.s. court make a determination that muhammad been selma is directly responsible for murder and finally to reveal what intelligence governments around the world possess about the plot you absolutely want to get this country 1st and foremost not only from saudi arabia but also from the united states lead and documents and recordings that are pertinent to this case because she agrees with those as the ultimate goal is to prevent the crown prince's accession to the throne no one behind if lost there is an order sure have any role in becoming more not thank you robert and some of the law is ordering your soldiers about how the
case has been declared closed in saudi arabia following the conviction of 8 unnamed defendants in september legal experts suggest that the civil suit may face complications in the u.s. especially as long as the queues remain outside the country however at the very least it may make the crown prince reluctant to travel to the united states for now he ever fancy al-jazeera police and paraguayan seized more than 2 tons of cocaine valued at half a $1000000000.00 the drugs were hidden in a charcoal shipment destined for israel 2 people have been arrested including a former state television director chill a will hold a referendum on sunday on whether to write a new constitution most people are expected to vote in favor it's hoped that a new constitution will help to end a year of political crisis has a latin america editor to see and hear about. a constitution is regarded as the nation's most revered document. until a society no longer respects it. ends next sunday's referendum in chile to as
citizens to approve the drafting of a new magna carta. in the old days a military coup was often the most common way of settling an institutional crisis but in the last 20 years many latin american african and european countries have chosen instead to rewrite their constitutions. and the common denominator is that they were born out of the profound crisis. of the constitutions government are continue their period of arbitrary carrying government have been tremendously interesting because they have incorporated democratic elements didn't exist and that reflected popular demands in the main but it doesn't necessarily have to be a traumatic event says mrs payne yeah. amid a social and economic crisis iceland decided to form a constitutional assembly in 2010 it's considered the most modern example of
citizens' participation in resetting the country's fundamental roadmap for the future of globalization and technological advances have shed light on issues and needs that were not considered by societies in the past. the us constitution 2nd amendment for example giving citizens the right to bear arms was conceived to allow americans to fight back against a tyrannical federal government a far cry from its current implementation constitutional experts say that the healthiest way for a country to ensure that its fundamental social contract is up to date is to submit it to periodical revisions as does germany among others it's a way of recognizing that society is telling and that no. i think it's written in stone. the worst thing that can happen is the text of the constitution does not reflect the will of the people the constitution needs to be respected because
people believe in it the more often it's revised the less dramatic the better. they were jordi of chileans have lost respect for a constitution that was conceived and written under a dictatorship 20 years ago perhaps the biggest danger now is the expectation that a new one will have the ability to solve the immediate and social economic needs of the present. you see in human al-jazeera sente our. donald trump's campaign team spent almost half of its cash last month the federal election commission says the campaign went through $140000000.00 leaving just over $63000000.00 for the final stretch to election day on the. president's rival joe biden has about 3 times as much money this is no guarantee of victory trump one in 2016 despite being outspent by hillary clinton. a nasa spacecraft has touched on an asteroid as it speeds
through space about 320000000 kilometers away from earth its mission is to scoop up rubble that scientists hope will help us better understand the solar system alex o'brien reports i'm going to. step down declared a major success for a mission he is in the making of. the spacecraft dubbed osiris ricks is about the size of a van it's been circling the asteroid since 2018 getting ready to make its precarious landing oh my god we're there for hawks that was amazing i mean i don't know if you saw the team here but they just kind of blew up there went from being severely odd to like celebrating the super bowl it's a pretty amazing technological feat and all of this was done by this probe by itself you know it's it's it's far too far away to be controlled in real time by its handlers yonder osiris rex chose a flat spot and nightingale crisis to touchdown surrounded by boulders as big as
buildings nasa says the craft kissed to the surface landing for just 5 seconds and not to send up a cloud of dust and rocks collecting samples scientists hope will unlock the secrets of life on earth the spacecraft did everything it was supposed to do. so we did it we tagged the surface of the asteroid and it's up to benny now to see how the event went asteroids like benaud date back about 4500000000 years so scientists say collecting the samples is like reaching back in time asteroids are our traffic and they're one of the best ways that we have learning about the very early street it's only system before the formation of the earth and moon because after the earth moon formed all the rocks that went into them have been recycled. japan's space agency landed a similar craft on another asteroid twice last year that sample is due back in december. the team at nasa has to wait to find out if osiris rakes picked up enough
rubble to bring back to earth or it'll have another shot at a landing seems like things are pretty well there so we try to get whatever fingers crossed that it works and if they determine that they got enough just stuff will be coming back down to earth locally in september 2023 and scientists will be able to get their hands on the right. the scientists clearly happy with progress and get to come back down to live with themselves and they brian al jazeera. it's good to have you with us hello adrian for they can hear doha the headlines on al-jazeera at least 12 people have been killed in a stampede in the afghan city of jalalabad another 12 were injured thousands of gathered at the pakistani consulate there to secure visas for the stampede happened physio controversy reports from kabul now local tells us.
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