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over the last 500 years of history of tribes rebellion and colonization i'm exploring how and why oman still plays an important regional role today. think. hundreds of people are rescued from a town under siege in northern mozambique but the military says dozens more have been killed. hello there are 10 this is out of their life and also coming out fighting in venezuela leads thousands to flee across the border into colombia. a full moon and a high tide raised hopes but efforts to dislodge the ship blocking the suez canal
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on hold until another tug buyers arrives on monday. and funerals are held in myanmar a day off the military killed more than a 100 and to protest. now a 5 day siege on a town and all the mozambique has left dozens dead according to the military someone killed in an ambush as they fled in a convoy of cars on saturday after being shot today is hundreds of people have now been rescued. reports. survivors from the siege in palmer arrive in the port city of pinback just along the coast but many others weren't as fortunate defense officials say dozens of others were killed trying to escape the fighting and some of them were ambushed as they tried to leave by road in a convoy one of the kurds so on. the defense and security forces regret this
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loss of human lives and a drive that they continue to develop at this moment concerted actions of pursuit with the aim of eliminating some pockets of resistance. since wednesday when an armed group lost its attack on parma communications have been down and many families are still waiting to hear what's happened to their loved ones you going to need 3 it's been the situation of losing someone it's hard he don't know where this person is he can't reach them or know what condition they're in this is horrible and it's destabilize humanity it's really not fair. this is the only footage that has emerged from inside the hotel where up to 200 people have reportedly taken refuge hundreds of others have attempted to flee the town running into forests and nearby villages. and we don't know how we will get out of here if we can get to the sea or if we will be rescued by whom there are helicopters flying over the hotel
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they checking to see if we can reach the beach to get a boat out but as you can hear we don't know if it's possible the situation is critical we have no food just water we're in god's hands no. gun battles have been going on for days between the armed group that calls itself and government forces trying to take back control of the coastal town. there's been fighting in northern missouri and beak mainly in kabul gado province since 2017 this is a region major gas discoveries have been made in recent years but the town of parma has been relatively safe for foreigners working on africa's largest liquefied natural gas project until this week the french in the giant hotel has now evacuated $1000.00 of its workers at suspended its operations it was due to restart a $20000000000.00 project after stopping work in january because of security concerns that's now on hold while. tacked on.
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structural we are trying to. project you have a region more than 2500 people have been killed and half a 1000000 forced to leave their homes during years of fighting in the province it's really a toxic mix of various issues it is problems the northernmost province of mozambique that is marginalized people feel frustrated they have been people of the land. mining activities they ruby mines specifically amnesty international blame several parties for war crimes it has accused armed groups and the government backed private south african military are being responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians. it also says government troops have made arrests without reason tortured detainees and carried out extrajudicial killings security
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forces say fighting is still ongoing with army officials are trying to eliminate pockets of resistance humanitarian workers say it could be days before the actual number of dead is known and they warn they'll be even more internal displacement as people try to escape the fighting. others are. nearly 5000 people have now fled fighting in venezuela and taken refuge in neighboring colombia hundreds of refugees are arriving each day in the town of kita and other border towns some of them have accuse the venezuelan military of abuses including extrajudicial killings they say it's targeting members of the disbanded fark rebel group which was previously engaged in an armed conflict with the colombian government venezuela's defense minister says 6 rebel camps have been destroyed and 39 fighters arrested near the border with colombia human rights watch says the armed group involved is the 10th front it's made up of dissidents of the revolutionary armed forces of
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colombia known by its spanish acronym fark the colombian government and fox signed a peace deal back in 2016 ending 5 decades of war but since then the group's been divided with some of its members taking up arms again well let's now cross over to our key to in colombia on the border with venezuela our correspondent allison around p.s.t. is there at a shelter for displaced venezuelans allison or what are you hearing from these people who've been forced to flee. on the stage people here are getting ready for another night in the 18 shelters that have been set up in the town of i would keep. an eye on other town in other towns along. the border as more people is arriving daily fleeing the fighting that continues. to swell inside and as you were saying introductions people here sharing horror stories views is on part they say.
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security forces in particularly one case also extrajudicial killings a family of farmers people are telling us here now we haven't been able to confirm that but what's clear is that people are clearly afraid of going back or afraid of what has happened that they were totally surprised by the violence that they saw happening in their towns this is a precedented operation inside of venezuela stories that are similar to what used to happen here in colombia during their many decades of internal conflict about something that is completely. unheard of or was unheard of until now inside. venezuela and it shows like the government there that is longer tolerated the
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presence of legal colombian armed groups. deciding to fight go after them especially some of these new groups that have appeared after the signing of the peace deal in 2006 in colombia i'm sorry very sorry given that that peace deal was signed what's driving people to take up arms again what's driving the fighting from that side. well it really depends there are some groups of former fire members that have never accepted the peace deal and even before the signing of the peace accord really never stop fighting there are also a 2nd group among them some of the highest level leaders the former fire that i've decided to go back to fight being essentially saying that their. government has not respected their and deal their people think that instead what's
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moving them is the money that can be made through drug trafficking illegal gold mining and so on and the fact that until now at least they seem to be protected in this way this is an accusation that the colombian government longer made against the government. and been this way less so that's definitely definitely has to do what we've been seeing until now one of the parties is also is the fact that there are now divisions among these. groups that the former fark and the venezuelan government is an ally of one group against the other one i was there at a shelter for us on the colombian venezuelan border thanks so much alison. now egyptian state media say efforts to refloat a container ship that blocking the suez canal allow of course until more tugboat
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power is in place an attempt had been planned for sunday in a bid to take advantage of the unusually high spring tide the blockage is having a devastating effect on an already oil straps area which has begun rationing fuel to ensure that hospitals bakeries and essential businesses can continue to operate and run cotton reports. 6 days old and the fear is that the other givens blocking the su is canal will lead to global shortages of all gas and goods and it's not just what's on the vessel itself although that's significant given it's one of the largest container ships in the world but it's what's on the other $300.00 or so vessels treading water at the entrance and exits of the can no as well as those stuck in the middle syria's already feeling the pinch the authorities announced fuel rationing as supplies from iran are stuck the news coming out of syria is deeply deeply worrying the country was already hitting crisis point with the economic collapse heating syria and the daily lives of syrians and now these
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delays to fuel shipments will make an really bad situation worse. and his tank is q oil prices are rising the blockage is another blow to global trade already disrupted by cope with 19 around about 70 percent of the world's oil trade goes through the series canal and it can't i need any ship has the choice of taking the longer route round the south of africa takes around 2 weeks longer obviously cost more because of the additional i'm shipping cost so ships are having to make their decision do they whites are in that queue of $300.00 or do they take need a longer trip there are 2 main strategies in play to dislodge the of a given they are currently using tug boats to push and widen the canal by using diggers on land at the stern end of the vessel that seems to be working. the 2nd is
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lightening the load by removing containers that's seen as time consuming dangerous and tested either way this has never happened in the history of shipping before imran khan is there now the e.u. and the united states have condemned man laws military after at least 100 protesters were killed by security forces there on saturday it comes as 3000 people from karen state have fled across the border to thailand many spent the night sheltered in the jungle after the military launched airstrikes targeting the corrent national liberation army that armed ethnic group as one of the dozens fighting me on last central government well there have also been dozens of funerals in myanmar for those killed in what's become the bloodiest day since february as military career u.s. president joe biden labeled sunday's violence absolutely outrageous tony chang reports now from bangkok the day after the killings and the funerals begin the coffin of 13 year old so one year in draped in the flag of the national league
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for democracy corps in l d on sunday. well there were no protests way he lived in yangon the security forces still open fire on people as but as monks lead the funeral rites friends and family express their grief. was why are you leaving me behind crisis mother inconsolable can't you hear me she says how can i live without you my son. was in iraq and the protesters continue to march here in the city of daraa way in southern myanmar people took to the streets with the now familiar chance for the military to step down. and there is no doubt now about the reception that awaits them the security services fought with no restraint on saturday rubber bullets and live rounds from automatic rifles the pretense of protecting life and liberty has been
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stripped away and despite condemnation from around the globe little to make myanmar military. you're override any other steps in the world but they need to take these steps and all the condemnation or all is not going to matter very much the people of mean more if they can't see the wall standing up and acting as well as speaking out and we have. attitudes a hardening among the protesters too and mandalay they took air rifles to the barricades on saturday hardly a match for the weapons of war they face but now they know this is a fight to the death and more destruction after a fire raged in p.g. dogon township overnight people living there but kept away by security forces returned to find 60 homes burned to the ground now all they can do is pick through the ashes trying to save anything from the military's policy of scorched tony chang
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al jazeera. at least 19 people have been injured off to tear suicide bombers bury themselves up outside a packed cathedral in indonesia people were attending a palm sunday mass on the island a sort of see the president is urging everyone to work together to fight what he called terrorism desk washington reports now from the capital jakarta. right. at the beginning of easter week on indonesia's soon away sea island catholics in the city of mock assad gathered to mark palm sunday on a winter 2 bombers were waiting the pair tried to enter the cathedral through the main gate but was stopped. for the attacker was trying to enter our church and one of our staff soared and got suspicious he then stood by the gate and that's when the bomb exploded police cordoned off the area to drive the fire so far all police units are here including the forensic team and also the police chief the president
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said all people in indonesia have the right to worship in peace. i strongly condemn this act of terrorism and i have given instructions to the police chief to investigate the networks of the perpetrators to take down that network to the root we need only 2000 bomb attacks in engineers are more frequent and killed many people but in recent years authorities have increased their crackdown on active network us experts say the threat has decreased but not disappeared yet. the security apparatus has actually created maximum deterrence but we know that these terror groups are always finding new ways to avoid security. in recent months police have made more arrests and authorities are investigating whether the attack might have been a retaliation against their operations just to washington al-jazeera jakarta. i had hair on out of there. i'm john hendren in minneapolis we're opening arguments
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begin in the trial of derek chauvinism an accused of killing george floyd. and energy from the east how an ancient chinese martial art is finding its way into a wrong public space. now this satellite picture is fairly obvious that is a large thunderstorm some of which were torn not tick as you well know and the picture is cold air coming up against that. and if anything is being in holland at the moment but the picture if you're in northern tennessee much been typically this is the front edge of a big thunderstorm followed by at least lightning that's all going away for monday going offshore and we can leave you quietly for monday choose him possibly wednesday in the southern states and that looks quite quiet for most of us but look
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at this this massive snow in central canada and coming down through the rockies into the plains states the temperatures dropping denver's down to 6. possibly in a snowstorm here that's a big contrast in temperatures when they come together in the same area possibly wednesday we've got the same think about one's ball but let's leave it to wednesday and drops us for a couple of days it should be fairly windy lesser antilles quite a few showers i think is more violence and is more likely more in the likelihood of rain in panama costa rica generally in central america including some parts of mexico as you can see in south america is likely we'll see some more big showers in some parts of western colombia. meets the minimalists attempt this couple and their daughter decided to quit the
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rat race hoping to have the time with us. let's just throw everything away al-jazeera world exposed the simple living movement aimed at reducing passbook consumption credit and clock times i hope to be up there as a result. a simple life on al-jazeera. the the and. hello again i'm just as you take into remind you the top stories here this hour dozens of people have been killed in an attack in the town of palma in northern mozambique following a 5 day siege 7 civilians were killed when their convoy of cars was ambushed.
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meaning 5000 people have now fled fighting in venezuela and taken refuge in neighboring colombia venezuela's military is carrying out an operation against an armed group b. of the border. and egyptian state media say efforts to refloat a container ship blocking the suez canal are on course until more tugboat power is in place it's been almost a week now since the ever given launched itself in the way. scientists faced and katsav have identified a mutation that could result in a coded $1000.00 test returning a false negative those findings have been published in the journal of chemical microbiology that study calls for testing centers around the world to monitor mutations in the virus and ensure that testing methods are up today's well dr patrick tang is the division chief of microbiology etc medicine he says the findings of the study will help ensure that cover 1000 testing technology remains
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effective. this is a reminder 2 things one is that the virus is constantly mutating so every time we give the virus a chance to enter a new host there's a chance for it to mutate and it also is a reminder that our diagnostic systems are very robust in most parts of the world that we're able to pick up. and characterize down find out what the mutation is and then publish it in the scientific literature so that all the other scientists and doctors around the world are also alerted to that to these possibilities what is he a random and is sort of some white black and that somebody here that came to our hospital had this mutation several people have this new case and this mutation is probably circulating in many different parts of the world but because we don't have the capacity to do
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a lot of genome sequencing of the virus in many parts of the world probably missed this so what would be more concerning is to have many of these mutations develop the with out knowing about that after we publish this many of my colleagues in north america also reached out to us throughout find out more about this mutation and as well as the company that produces this commercial test for the virus so so this that this is a way of starting that dialogue and make sure everybody has it robust tests that work over 90. well now mexico has revised its carven 1000 death toll up by nearly 60 percent on saturday the government said the number of krona virus death is above 321000 not 201000 as previously reported mexico's testing rate is low and its health care system has been overwhelmed with these revised figures put mexico above brazil as one of explains now from rio de janeiro. official
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numbers were too low that's because they're slow at counting also the health care system was overwhelmed so many people died at home so what they did was they reviewed the what the. deaths that had happened and they counted what were what is called the excess deaths they compared to. last year's deaths with this year's with the expected deaths and tried to figure out why there were so many and those were distributed to. so now. that are whole after the united states in the whole world and brazil which has a population almost double the amount of mexico's has 3 111000 deaths whereas mexico has $321000.00.
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lifting its requirement to wear masks outdoors off to inoculate in most of its adult population despite the relaxation of restrictions mosques will remain compulsory on public transport and inside shops for 30 years in the british territory of also lifted a nighttime curfew allowing balls and restaurants to now stay open until 2 am the number of new infections there has dropped significantly. hemorrhaging on an opening arguments in the trial of former minneapolis police officer accused of killing george floyd will begin on monday derek 7 could face decades in prison if he's convicted the case will center around the question of just what led to floyd's death john hendren has more now from minneapolis and a warning there are strong images in this report. george floyd's death reignited the u.s. civil rights movement and said off a racial revolution in american streets. it energized the black lives matter movement in harden the country's racial divide now the trial of the police officer
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accused of floyd's murder could either close a bitter chapter in american history. or rekindle the arson fueled riots of the summer of 2020 across the united states and i think will be similar to what took place when this happened you know we felt it all the way in chicago. you know people are angry. but to their frustrations will say they know how the murder trial of fired police officer derek children is perhaps the most intense repeated civil rights case here in the u.s. in the 21st century it will mark a test case of racial justice in 2021 in the case of a black man who died beneath the knee of a white police officer who held him there for 8 minutes in 46 seconds. that jury will see show than in this disturbing video as floyd cries out for his life at the bridge. these are the images we don't take anything for granted we have to keep our
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eyes on the prize to make sure that he doesn't get away with murder as so many other police officers have done to people of color in america not since the racially charged trial of the white police officers charged in the 1991 beating of rodney king has one legal case so captured a moment in american racial. story. when a largely white suburban jury found the defendants not guilty the streets of los angeles erupted in violent fury in black america police are now often seen in the darkest light now people are not viewing the police as a welcome. rather as an unwelcome presence as it's been referred to over the years an occupying orse. as minneapolis anxiously boards up for new demonstrations many fear what could happen if children is allowed to walk free people gonna be outraged because it again has proven that the system is not
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protected and so i think people gonna be out of say in down why. we have 15 this time a racially diverse jury of $12.00 and $3.00 alternates 9 white 4 black into mixed race will decide the fate of another white police officer. in that could set the direction of the american civil rights movement for years to come john hendren 0 minneapolis. of billions of christians around the world have been marking the beginning of the holy week ahead of east at the head of the roman catholic church pope francis held mass at the vatican for the 2nd hand now only a limited number of washed up as well allowed to attend to to corona virus restrictions on palm sunday christians celebrate the arrival of jesus and jerusalem and an occupied east jerusalem catholics gathered at the church of the holy sepultura clergy and russia has held a procession around
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a shrine built where the body of jesus is said to have been laid after being removed from the cross. now the chinese martial arts of type cheney is becoming more popular in iran and it's women who are leading the trend they say it's helping to change views about gender segregation a survey reports now from tara. a well known chinese martial art the past few years has seen it growing popularity in iran especially among women. told us it's a way to release energy that's trapped in the body the sport requires a lot of patience usually women have more harmony and from the perspective of physical ability i think they deal better with the sport it's not common to see this kind of performance in public spaces in iran. in a country where women practicing sports is usually held behind closed doors tightly seems to be the exception it's also not segregated like other sporting activities.
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this couple met at a thai chief festival. straight out of the image of for the good we practice together outdoors at home whenever there's an opportunity the sport doesn't require a lot of space neither to test if you have that impact of type she i can tell you it has reduced a periods of anger and maybe arguments and within a few minutes iran has a national team and an annual championship. i can tell you some 70 percent of people who engage in this activity in iran are women many people like it and practice it in many parts of the country in this competition those taking part were aged between 8 and 63 some have competed internationally man and social said that this is the 3rd year i'm attending the national championship last year i got a gold and 2 silvers and i received an invitation to the national team. but it's in public places like this that the sport is getting most attention inspiring others to join in well some simply appreciate the art form
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a side big al jazeera to her around. hello there this is al jazeera of the headlines dozens of people including 7 civilians have been killed in an attack in the northern town of palma following a 5 day siege in northern mozambique they a convoy of cars was ambushed as they tried to escape the hotel that they were hiding in hundreds of locals and foreigners have since been evacuated some arrived in the port city of pemba nearly 5000 people have now fled fighting in venezuela and taken refuge in neighboring colombia venezuela's military is carrying out an operation against an armed group that near the border at a summit rump yes he has the latest from our keyset in colombia on the border with venezuela the people here are getting ready for another. 18 shelters that have been set.


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