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yet there may be a bright sight people who look down on them as a skilled migrants now say they're essential to control the virus and receive messages on the scene 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. protesters defy a round the clock curfew in the nigerian city of lagos after reports demonstrators were shot on tuesday. watch al jazeera live from the headquarters and the navigator also ahead. i'm going to pick up. the protesters angry over sudan's struggling economy are hit with tear
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gas by police hong kong airline cathay pacific becomes the latest airline industry a victim of the pandemic and no red carpet will tell you how the largest film festival in asia is getting around the coronavirus. hello we begin a nigerian where protesters against police brutality are defying a 24 hour curfew the call for calm by president mohamed hari. security forces in lagos opened fire on wednesday morning after several demonstrators were reportedly shot dead on tuesday in another part of nigeria's commercial capital a large fire burned at a bus station. these videos are emerging
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after model uniform opening fire and killing people in lagos on tuesday as security forces deny involvement by the dream says an abuser with more. this situation is getting out of control there are more shootings today i would see in increase in attacks we see in arson we've seen looting in parts of lagos state for example apart from the bus station a t.v. station an independent television station was burnt and was forced off but there are fears that these attacks will continue what is not certain who is who is carrying out these attacks these are peaceful protests that began way back about 3 weeks ago and then eventually it has started taking another dimension now apart from these incidents there were attacks reported attacks on the nigerian port authority officers in lagos private residences have also been targeted and the situation is becoming more and more confusing as more and more people are keeping
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in those respecting the curfew imports but there are people actually on the streets we've seen pictures of people targeting businesses and looting shops driving on the streets of lagos so this is the situation so far the government is calling it the governor of lagos state has called for calm asking people to respect the curfew and stay indoors but a lot of people are angry about what happened yesterday and so the events we're seeing now or today is actually a reaction of what exactly took place yesterday at the. toll gate where security forces opened fire on people who gathered peacefully to demonstrate although they were blocking the roads. allow local terry by as an independent researcher on nigeria explains the growing scope of the protesters demands. it became very clear very quickly that the protests could never just be about sars because they kind of abuses which are documented in facades squad are also something that has become
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part of everyday life and i juries in that contact with figures of authority across the board i think also know that the gross inequality which we've seen has meant that the young people going out in the streets feel like it's a fight for survival so young people have been given very little opportunities at 2 years ago the president said that these young people just want to do nothing and get everything for free get education and housing for 3 they're saying well if as a government we're not going to provide us with basic necessities we don't have access to clean water we don't have 24 hours electricity we're not even fighting for those things we're just saying don't tell us the not demand should be very simple in terms of responding to the protesters have been very clear from the get go that what they wanted to do was conduct a peaceful movement through acts of civil disobedience and to achieve that ams what
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happened yesterday was an utter horror to open fire on protesters who were protesting peacefully has caused rightfully a huge amount of anger not just in nigeria but across the diaspora there are core of protesters the vast majority of people on the street who will continue in this struggle for a better nigeria and those people are engaging in these acts and it seems to be that the government's hostility is trying to escalate violence on the ground and they remain resolute in response to that that they're not going to take the bait. security forces a far tear gas a processor is angry with the state of the economy the annual inflation rate hit a record peak of more than 200 percent last month the transitional government has struggled to revive the economy after the overthrow fallout of bashir last year 0 her morgan has more from khartoum protesters in khartoum and various parts of sudan
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are comrie thing the 21st of october which marks the anniversary of the 1st sudanese revolution in 1964 now the black smoke that you see behind me is the result of protesters burning to express their frustration at how this government has been operating over the past 2 years protesters say that the economic conditions have been getting worse since this government took power in august last year and they also say that the military is still in control of many institutions something that they say goes against their revolution which started in 28 team now protesters have been met with tear gas and stun grenades most of them have run away from where they are right now just a little bit to where i was standing right now and then back again and they say that's because they do not accept this use of force by security forces now many of them also say that they're not here to oust the president the government of prime minister of the but rather to vent out their frustration and to put pressure on this government to try to improve the economic situation as well as complete what
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they say is the demands of the revolution which is forming a transition legislative assembly and holding to account those who are responsible for killing protesters since 2018. a suspect in the rwanda genocide has been ordered to stand trial at the u.n. tribunal in the hague. is accused of financing members of the hutu tribe which killed 800000 tutsis and moderate hutus in 1904 the 84 year old businessman evaded justice for 25 years until he was arrested by french police in may. thailand's prime minister says he's preparing to lift emergency measures imposed to stop protests. insists the ban on gatherings will be overturned if there's no more violence these are the live pictures from bangkok where demonstrations are taking place right now in the capital thousands are rallying it's been 8 straight days in defiance of that protest they want the prime minister to resign as well as reforms to the monarchy. armenia's prime minister nicola there is no
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diplomatic solution to the nagorno-karabakh conflict at least for now he's pointed to multiple breaches of the latest ceasefire sporadic fighting between our media and as a beige has been going on for more than 3 weeks borno care about is internationally recognized as part of azerbaijan but it's controlled by ethnic armenians the country's last fall fought so war over the region in 1904. and the intensity of the latest conflict is bringing further trauma to a new generation of corner karabakh smain city of stepanek or it has been hit almost constantly by shelling were a challenge is there to assess the impacts. the damage you can see here was done in the 1st week of the recent fighting when a cluster munition fell in this residential street instead panic at destroying cars and damaging buildings but in recent days things have the slightly the last
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explosions in the city were on saturday morning so people are coming out of the bomb shelters and starting to go about their daily lives again on the front lines though things are very different there have been intense clashes in recent days some $700.00 plus armenians have now lost their lives the azerbaijanis don't release dates for their soldiers killed in battle what we felt coming into step panic was the the armenian military presence on the roads between armenia and the panic is increasing mythically they know that they are losing territory to the is aries and they're stepping up their defenses the aid group oxfam says the replacement count for more than 8000 refugees on the greek island of lesbos is not fit for winter aid workers say there is no running water and refugees also have no
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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 and. from the greek council for refugees says you nations must open their doors if they really want to protect lives. the government cousin announced the. asylum seekers would have been transferred to the east there 2021 from the island i have however the location is taking place in the main lung. of a out of the coalitions are also very bad because of the situation. there is a worst of it by asylum seekers arriving from the islands. and the reception system in the mainland cannot hold war under these current gobies sins so responsibly because that was said also with other european members they they are
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more willing to a continued economically or why providing. by providing infrastructure and if and the capacity of people to grease the boat of them to actually locate people in their counties. which is very welcome but it is nothing not when it comes to the protection of lives of peoples think in greece and what needs to be done to remove these people from these conditions and it can create another. at least 25 afghan security personnel have been killed in attacks by the taliban that's according to the government 115 taliban fighters were also killed in the northern province of takar the taliban has intensified attacks in recent weeks as peace talks with the afghan government are being held in cats are showing a contraflow worry is in kabul with more on the recent increase in violence.
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despite repeated calls for a reduction in violence here in afghanistan or even a cease fire fighting between often security forces and the taliban continues unabated across the country according to the afghan ministry of defense $115.00 taliban have been killed in the last 24 hours alone while dozens more have been injured and according to the ministry of defense it was all in defensive operations as the taliban kept attacking afghan positions in $26.00 provinces now regarding the incident talk hard the spokesman of the government's office said that more than 25 afghan security forces were killed and more were injured when their positions where attacked by the taliban last night and we're getting word that the clashes and the fighting continues so this is a war that has been claiming lives on all on both sides and it is
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a war that seems to be getting deadlier every day and a stampede in a sports stadium in i'm gonna stand has killed at least 12 women they were a long thousands of other afghans sent to the stadium in jalalabad to apply for visas to pakistan the pakistani consulate started issuing visas again last week after a 7 month pause because a current virus restrictions. the u.n. says peace talks sponsoring from libya are making progress the acting un envoy stephanie williams has been giving an update saying they're focusing on opening roads rebooting oil production and a possible prisoner exchange and they're optimistic about getting a lasting cease fire when a cease fire agreement is reached. all foreign forces and mercenaries must depart the country within 90 days under u.n. supervision and it would the un would monitor. the departure of these forces and
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again i think this gets to the heart of now you know libya's sovereignty has has really been touched and violated in ways that are quite alarming to the libyans themselves. still ahead. muslim organizations in france are targeted after a teacher was beheaded for showing cartoons of the prophet muhammad. there apart from pakistan where there are fears of a 2nd wave of coronavirus infections. hallo's a couple days of rain coming through japan it is this cloud here that's all part of a frontal system whose northern end is wintry and has dropped the temperature in harbin to 8 degrees and that's it now the sun is out but the rain will be slow moving in quite persistent coming in slowly to the west you can say so turkey is
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not a bad day on target on friday you get the rain a good news persistent and it has been a very wet summer it's probably still going to be potentially flashflood but i don't think it's too much trouble here anyway further west you can mass of sunshine almost throughout china north to south with the exception the south coast maybe hong kong catches a shower being thrown off by side though that tropical storm in the south transceiver even you know and sichuan are generally speaking fairly dry for a couple of days so there's that will be a tropical storm in the south china sea having gone across luzon the last 24 hours it takes a long time to speed up to spin up and eventually viet-nam to even be that as it is south of that has been a gap and then you've got these rains through the far south of todd in cambodia and it could spread a shower malaysia and indonesia including java and once more jakarta seems to be a focus of some particularly heavy showers.
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but. do you feel validated in southwest. let's go back. pacifically you calling donald trump a white supremacist is an attempt at performative activism the lights are on and there's nowhere to hide join me richelle carey is up with the questions to my special guests and challenge them to some straight talking political debate. from us on al-jazeera.
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and the we on the top stories on 0. security forces in the nigerian city of new goes have reportedly fired on protesters again on wednesday despite a 24 hour curfew crowds have returned to the streets to demonstrate against police brutality. security forces in sudan have fired tear gas up at us troops complaining about the cost of living the transitional government has struggled to revive the economy after the overthrow of president on modern bashir last year. thailand's prime minister says about on gatherings will be overturned if there is no more violence thousands of rallied for 8 straight days in defiance of the back and they want the prime minister to resign as well as reforms to the monarchy. hong kong's main airline is having its wings clipped because of the disastrous consequences of the coronavirus crisis cathay pacific has announced
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a major restructuring including almost 6000 job cuts on the closure of its regional subsidiary 4 is that we has more on the survival plan. cathay pacific only recently began recovering from protests in hong kong that badly hit demand last year but the pandemics dealt a 2nd blow with international borders closed the hong kong based adeline saw its passengers drop by nearly 82 percent in the 1st 8 months of this year it's announced it will cut nearly a quarter of its stock and shut down its regional if you catch a dragon analysts say they're not surprised or. worse cathay pacific is not the only ally in the region to undergo a major restructuring last month singapore airlines announced the largest retrenchment in its history cutting more than 20 percent of its stock tie and ways
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for bankruptcy protection in may here in malaysia the national carrier is in talks to restructure its debts but the finance minister recently said the government will not provide any financial relief or debt guarantees raising questions about the fate and future of malaysia airlines more gloomy days are predicted to lie ahead the international air transport association forecasts passenger traffic will not recover until 2024 and now a tech startup has begun testing a digital solution this is a sort of a digital trial held certificate that a lot of people are looking to use orders to sell music or change so i see industry get behind something like that where governments around the world would accept that the airlines lockout they would be in such trouble it's called the common pass and aims to be the 1st globally recognised document that a passenger has tested negative for code at 19 before
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a flight. the airline industry is hoping this will help encourage travel even if it's only by a small step. al-jazeera. the u.s. has seen nearly 300000 more people die this year than it usually words the centers for disease control and prevention says most are because of coronavirus it says black and hispanic americans are disproportionately affected and that covert 19 related deaths are likely higher than official numbers. new infections across the u.s. are surging to their highest levels levels since july and that's prolonging the viruses impact on businesses and people's livelihoods millions of americans are relying on the dimming prospect of a new coronavirus relief bill to keep them going through the crisis alan fischer has more from washington. we went through the whole situation where donald trump said that there were no more talks until after the election and then suggested that
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he actually wanted to get talks going saying that he would sign a limited bill and then he's been saying on the campaign trail over the last couple of days that he actually wants to put more money into covert relief deal than the actual democrats know nancy pelosi the leader of the democrats in the house the house speaker she's been saying that there has been some progress she has been involved in discussions with steve milligan who is the white house on boy on this also the treasury secretary and it appears that there were some growing being made but then we hear from mitch mcconnell who apparently told senior republican senators on tuesday at a lunch that he doesn't want to deal before election day that he thinks that nancy pelosi is doing this string out trying to make sure that the senate will not fully confirm him equally ballot to the supreme court that she is playing political games and not negotiating in good faith that of course could cause a split in republican ranks because many people living in republican states are
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saying look we need this money we can't we at least another 2 weeks this is got to be done and should have been done weeks ago so if mitch mcconnell is to believe his advise in the white house not to sign any deal donald trump is saying he wants to get it done nancy pelosi says they're making progress meantime ordinary people in the us are wondering what is going to happen when it's going to happen in the fall mean money in their pocket while they're being hit very hard by this virus pakistan says its coronavirus death rate has increased by 140 percent over the past week prompted fears of a 2nd wave as winter approaches pakistan has recorded more than 320000 infections for the things 6600 deaths are reports from islamabad. although bulger's khan has won praise from the international community for the way in richard handled the pandemic there are alarming signs that the 2nd wave cord now threatened pakistan's
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progress and accomplishments against corporate 19 pandemic the government of course has warned that there has been a 140 percent increase in the number of mortality rate from this particular pandemic and also there is a warning from the pakistani prime minister that the situation could get worse if people do not followed e.s.o.p. . the government also finds itself between a rock and a hard place on the one hand every day for days log downs that threatens livelihoods and can cause other problems as well our businesses are already facing the impact of the government lock down the people won't follow the social distancing rules i'm worried there will be a new spike and the government will again impose a lockdown which this time will ruin our businesses we have also been talking to the medical community as to why it has led to this alarming rise in the mortality rate when it comes to go over to 19 it has come to both me from the public side
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a little dormant he says defend the invitee and freedom of the people that has decreased and they're scuffling to listen with and in the same time people are being eased from the government side as well and they're not following those s.o.b.'s and implementing it on the general public so definitely that have leasing crees in their brutality and at the same increase in effect rate of spending but at the same time the opposition really acute the government of undermining their protests the doctor then the medical community of course has been warning against all large gatherings where that it is the operation of the ruling government party advising against aids but saying that pakistan did well against it and they make because it has a young population unlike europe the main question right now is what happens within the next few weeks there are clear warnings that depend i may could once again rear its head and i would 2nd and more deadly waves. at the turn francis questioning 7
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suspects linked to be had if a teacher and president might cause do at a memorial service for him as the government cracks down on some muslim groups anderson. a march in silence to mourn the death of a french schoolteacher stabbed in decay potatoes in broad daylight in a suburb of paris 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 and determined to fight the instigator of this murder because the mr samuel party lives the france that is republican and humanist that was cravenly under 12 attacked. emanuel macro on the french president has ordered
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a crackdown on muslim organizations they do not say the least as of tomorrow at the cabinet meeting we will dissolve the shake 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. hear worshippers at a mosque that's been closed down by the interior minister who claims its leaders shared an online video saying samuel 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 parties death. he had been killed by an 18 year old of chechen origin he was shot dead by police. earlier this month muslim parents
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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 fears that political leaders call is 0 tolerance to islamic extremism will escalate into more violence in both communities andrew simmons al-jazeera it's been revealed that the u.s. government can't find the parents of hundreds of migrant children in its custody court documents and the u.s. human rights groups say 545 children were separated from their parents who were detained by u.s. border guards most parents are believed to have been deported as part of president donald trump 0 tolerance policy on illegal migration. asia's largest
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annual international film festival has begun in south korea it's been a bad year for the movie industry the pandemic forced the cancellation of major events such as the one in car on that's why the festival in south korea is being welcomed by filmmakers and movie buffs reports from. it's the biggest film festival in asia and blue sands organizers were determined it would go ahead but instead of the usual glitz of previous years 2020 is a very different kind of show a limited number of screens with a reduced offering of films and a fraction of the usual participants now you know i think the film industry suffering there is a lack of audiences going to cinemas and feeling really sorry being delayed so we want to keep in the 3 up boost no official red carpet photo blitz the standard curtain raiser of any festival the carpets here but only for show who stands main
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beach would normally host festival events trying to rival the glamour of the cannes film festival in france this year there's just the beach without the party but at least bruce san is going ahead with its festival where as can was canceled that ironically has been a windfall for this festival with a number of films that were selected for screening than being shown here instead that includes the film that opens this festival septet an omnibus by 7 hong kong directors getting its world premiere but it's another movie that still dominates the conversation here parasite the nightmarish thriller the talk top honors at the oscars at the start of this year just before the real life nightmare team changed the world it was a landmark moment for south korean film that this festival was meant to build on you can really replace a festival in terms of the buzz the film film can bring and the excitement it can
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bring. and so parasite yes you have the oscar moment so. happens it's going to be a far more muted affair and yes we people talking about the parasite phenomenon. quite the same tradition young person parasite director bonnie joined ho has sent his best wishes to the festival online rather than in person the growth of the blue sun 1st of all over its 25 year history has closely mirrored the development of the film industry here south korea's filmmakers will be hoping this year's low is just a brief intermission in that continuing story robert bright al-jazeera busan south korea. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera.
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security forces and the nigerian city of lagos have reportedly fired on protesters again on wednesday despite a 24 hour curfew crowds have returned to the streets to.

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