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al-jazeera wells goes inside a rehab clinic in the nile delta. rehab egypt edge of addiction on al-jazeera. a diverse range of stories from across the globe from the perspective of on that what's journalists on al-jazeera. experts are calling it unprecedented a us police chief testifies against the officer accused of killing george floyd and says he violated policy. it is my firm belief that the one singular incident we will be judged forever on your use of force. so rahman you're watching al-jazeera live my headquarters here in doha also coming up jordan's royal court says the prince at the center of what's being called
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a militia's coup is now pledging loyalty to the king. calls from rescuers for more heavy equipment as the death toll rises from flooding in indonesia and east timor. and most a big zombie says the town of palmer is not safe nearly 2 weeks after it was seized by a group. welcome to the program in a rare move a us police chief has testified that the officer accused of murdering george floyd broke rules on respecting the sanctity of life he says derek trayvon acted in a way that was against police training by kneeling on floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes on the streets of minneapolis official us law on the trial. an important cultural moment when a police chief took the stand to testify against one of his former officers but
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data out of said the alleged crime george floyd committed passing a fake $20.00 bill did not merit the initial response of guns drawn and the force used to restrain him was unnecessary once there was no longer any resistance and clearly when mr floyd was no longer responsive and even motionless to continue to apply. that level of force. to a person. preowned out handcuffed behind their back. that that is in no way shape or form is anything that. is by policy is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics are values the police chief also told the jury the officers on the scene that day in may last year i did obligation and the training to provide basic medical treatment to their
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prisoner we have a duty of care and so when someone is in our custody. regardless if they're a suspect we have a obligation to make sure that we provide for their care this was a significant moment critics have often complained about the so-called blue wall police officers refusing to give evidence against one another this was a mighty big crack in the wall chief out and gone to the man who fired derrick show even the day after george floyd died an important witness for the prosecution earlier the court heard from the doctor who pronounced george floyd dead dr broadfoot lagan felt tried for 30 minutes to revive him to save his life he said he believed what happened at the scene could have been responsible was your leading theory then for the cause of floyd's cardiac arrest oxygen oxygen to. that was one of the more likely possibilities i thought that at the time based on
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the information i had it was. more likely than the other possibilities and factors are another name for death by oxygen deficiency. as. commonly understood. under cross-examination the doctor agreed that the use of drugs might also cause significant problems leading to this fix here it's expected the 7 will spend a lot of time considering expert medical testimony a part that may be key to the prosecution case alan fischer al-jazeera at the show and trial in minneapolis. is a legal analyst and former prosecutor from the city of baltimore she says the police chief's testimony is a key moment in the trial so far. so it was very interesting to have the police chief testify because of what was heard earlier it's very rare that a police chief will testify against officers in his own department and what he did
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was he actually bolstered what lieutenant zimmerman had testified to earlier not wednesday and that was the unreasonable use of force and mr floyd but i think that what the chief did is he painted the picture of what the police force should be about and that's what this case is about what should be done that would often happened and so he stated that the police officers they have a duty of care to the suspect that they are breath and that duty is to printer where aid is necessary so it was also a broken there were showing didn't even give believe the least bit of concern and wanted and things i think the officer also did is that the cheap did scuse me as he talked about the sanctity of life and that's not important because that's what is in contrast to weber think that their children should know we guard for human life with respect to the arabs show them but most importantly we're seeing the officer the chief's q thank you card and officer he is the chief of police for the
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minneapolis police department to say that there was clearly and reasonable use of where there's no other way to misusing the word that mr flint was not resisting arrest in any way shape or form and that he should not have been pinned down for the length of time that he was pinned down jordan's royal court says prince homes have been saved has signed a letter pledging his allegiance to the king the government does accuse the former chrome prince of trying to destabilize the country so she can impose more from the capital among the 2 day royal drama began and apparently ended with the marginalized but popular prince hamza still at center stage on monday evening king abdullah dispatched his uncle to intervene. a short time later prince hamza signed a letter saying we must all stand behind the king in his efforts to protect jordan there was no mention of the investigation announced the day before the government
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had accused prince hamza of plotting with foreign entities to destabilize jordan while bassem of the surveillance incepted movements including communication with foreign sides on a so-called 0 hour to trigger measures i am that undermining else debility the prince has denied the allegations he said highlighting worries of government corruption and failed economic policies was the real reason he was warned to stay silent the turmoil within the royal ranks 1st came to light early sunday morning with a leaked video message recorded from inside prince hamza's palace he said he was under house arrest with no security detail and no internet on monday he released an audio recording saying the chief of staff was threatening him and telling him to keep quiet. i am not going to escalate but i will not by myself by their warders to stay at home not to use my tweets or to be in contacts with people and
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not to see my family but have been told by the chief of staff is not acceptable under any circumstances print sounds as audio recording was shared widely on social media many jordanians are feeling angry and frustrated over the deteriorating economy last month there were protests and dozens were arrested but dissent within the royal family revealed in real time was a new phenomenon but as a demi any. of it i was surprised as everyone else with this disturbing university the news really cool is spying to everyone we wish the prosperity and progress the joy of it all and for the issues to be resolved as the king called full within the royal family. the dispute. among royal half brothers may have ended at least for now but concerns about a deepening divide and jordanians economic plight won't be resolved so swiftly natasha going to al-jazeera. voting is underway only biggest day of india's state
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assembly elections being seen as a measure of support for the party of prime minister after a year of protests across the country all the ruling b j p remains popular in northern states but many say it could lose support from farmers after they protested for months against a new farm law around 30 percent of the population in carroll and west bengal are muslim and many angry about a law that creates a pathway to citizenship for minorities who face religious persecution but it excludes muslims the b j p s also using its nationalist ideology to gain hindu support its promise to implement a national census where everyone will need to prove their citizenship akil of unjoined the term is professor of political science go hard to university he says the plight of farmers and changes to citizenship laws will influence the vote significantly. we do to remember that they've promised protests we'll have more
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impact in certain states like. maharastra are and the prettiest but the elections are being held in other states coming now to west bengal and assam know the elections assembly elections are primarily fought on local issues now visit has been following. from the script is it all for its electoral victory electoral miley this for example it has been talking about into talk but hindu talk is not the singular issue that would be zippy has been partially it has been passing the new liberal market model but along with it it has very very comprehensible even porpoising on the communities community driven political for example in some they have been talking about the civilizational conflict conflict
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of civilization they have been talking about that indigenous people sure rights culture and identity has been treated by the east to bengal region most lynch indication of west bengal they have a different model they have been talking about their dual give the you know their citizenship rights to the minorities from this tree countries are going to stand back to stand and you know bangladeshis in corella and in tamil nadu the elections have been fought on i'm totally different issues and gotten corella and tamil nadu visit me doesn't have that much of presents. now the death toll from flash floods and landslides in indonesia and east timor has risen to at least 155 rescuers are calling for more heavy equipment to help reach people in cut off communities jessica washington has more from jakarta. into the shoes east nusa tenggara rescue
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efforts are underway after flash floods and landslides in this village police and soldiers trying to pull people to safety. in my village the water is higher than my head it has not yet subsided many say their loved ones are still missing. at an hour in east flores was the worst hit a tropical low system is causing heavy rain strong winds and choppy seas in the area adding to the challenge of getting rescuers and essential to the island in west timor hundreds are in evacuation centers who might be getting it loud enough i'd have my full bar and my house is by the sea the water rose up and entered our house everything is ruined everything flooded so we took refuge here. authorities say many houses were damaged or broken up and about why she was a naval continue recreation of the fact that people security forces are working together with volunteers after the identify victims even evoke what the hell they
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didn't see to come but a few 100. president joko widodo has urged people to be on a god. that money involved but. i ask people to follow the instructions of field offices stay alert for floods and landslides because of the high intensity of extreme rains indonesia's neighbor east timor was also badly hate and the disaster could have an impact on its efforts to fight cope with 19 like you said child flight as arrived in dili at 1 o'clock dili time today with the 1st 24000 govern 1000 vaccines just the now the challenge now will be how to roll out the vaccination with the damage to infrastructure as authorities in both countries work to get a sense of the scale of the destruction their fee is the environmental disaster will deepen an ongoing health crisis just a washington al-jazeera to counter. well still ahead here on al-jazeera quarantines free travel is back on the horizon between australia and new zealand we'll have
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those details coming up and the u.s. president faces a tough sell on taxes as he tries to offset the cost of his massive infrastructure plan to stay with us here on al-jazeera. it's time for the perfect gentleman the weather sponsored by qatar airways now residents of the gulf states will have noticed quite a strong winter the last 2 days it's the traditional show mild it will last well into tuesday and probably wednesday otherwise the winds aren't overly strong the suddenly being induced over saudi arabia. yeah and this brand here is the likelihood of light dust or sand being taken away to jolt and beyond that the picture is relatively free of cloud or showers and that includes most of turkey although western turkey in the aegean does see windy occasionally cheri weather now
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that's breezes died down quite a lot while the end of wednesday the temps are still hovering around the 30 baht and we've got something of a still developing iraq i think sandstorms a possibility even in baghdad by the end of thursday but the induced wind for the south is different in doha more as a steady 30 but bout time a get to the end of the coming weekend the southeast has been picked up then they die as it becomes quite a humid spell probably a short lived one but 34 by day 23 over night through the seasonal rains to the other hemisphere on the opposite season it's still raining occasionally durban could well pick up a pretty wet spell those shows move to the east side of south africa but mostly this is a dry and relatively warm picture this time of the year to be expected i've enjoyed . sponsored poll qatar airways jump into the stream there is a lot going on in this show and join our global community when i talk about the
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the jury in minneapolis that don't show them broke rules on respecting the sanctity of life. jordan's royal court says prince holmes i've been a saint has signed a letter pledging his allegiance to the king george's government and accuse the former crown prince of trying to destabilize the country. voting is underway on the biggest day of india's state assembly elections that are being seen as a measure of support for the party of prime minister narendra modi have to a turbulent year with more than 190000000 indians expected to hit. israel's prime minister says prosecutors in his corruption trial are attempting a coup the trial has resumed on monday with prosecutors accusing benjamin netanyahu of trading in favors while in office and you know who denies charges of bribery breach of trust and fraud at the same time he's facing the prospect of a 5th election after last month's inconclusive vote where the trial was a big issue high level talks about reviving the 2015 iran nuclear deal will begin
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in austria in the coming hours representatives from the u.s. china germany russia and the u.k. as well as france and iran are gathering in vienna the u.s. and iranian officials are not planning to meet directly the biden administration wants to revive the deal which collapsed after former president trump withdrew the u.s. the polls. u.s. president joe biden is looking to soldier ahead with the country's 1st big tax increase in $93.00 decades but the corporate tax overhaul is facing stiff opposition from republicans in congress particle hide reports now from washington d.c. . america has a well known infrastructure problem failing bridges potholes roads and is far behind much of the world in high speed rail the by administration wants to spend 2 trillion dollars to fix that along with other programs for cleaner drinking water high speed internet and affordable housing a popular move but the hard part paying for it
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a big part of president biden's proposal raising taxes on corporations but critics have been saying since he 1st mentioned it that will hurt the economy a last minute autumn and age right now is a big whopping talking greece over all the productive stockmann. our economy biden is pushing back. or. rather our. right or wrong. idea that. we have. won the. war great. work. according to one think tank just last year 55 of the nation's largest companies paid no federal income tax big names like nike and fed ex they can do that because of congressionally approved tax deductions for things like research and depreciation of assets this new proposal would try to undo one of the signature
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bills from the trump administration in 2016 the corporate tax rate in the u.s. was 35 percent but president donald trump's tax cut pushed that down to 21 percent now the biden ministration would like to raise it to 28 percent and his treasury secretary made clear she would like much of the world to follow suit we're working with g. 20 nations to agree to a global minimum corporate tax rate they can stop the race to the bottom of. a tough sell at home and abroad but one the president will need to win if he wants to keep the promises he made in his campaign to build back better pedicle hain al-jazeera washington. jailed russian opposition leader alexina valley has reportedly been moved to a medical facility with symptoms of a respect tree illness the valley will be tested to cave in 19 after posting online that he has a high temperature of about cos he says 3 of the 15 inmates in his blog in hospital
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with suspected tuberculosis valley has been on a hunger strike since wednesday he was jailed in february for 2 and a half years of a pro violations for a conviction which he says was politically motivated. russian president vladimir putin has signed a new law which could keep him in power until 2036 the reset of his presidential term allows him to run 2 more times it was approved in a constitutional vote last year and has been in power for more than 2 decades. you zealand and australia have agreed to create a quarantine free travel bubble these are live pics from the joint news conference from the 19th of april people will be able to travel freely between the 2 countries let's go to wayne hey who's in the city of. new zealand's north island and the
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prime minister has just been speaking wayne how much of a relief is it for the public at large and businesses too that these 2 neighborly countries will now have regular transport links again. yes look certainly being well and i think the same thing on this side all the tasman sea new zealand that this country was ready to take take a step in that direction to begin to at least open up to the rest of the world beginning of course with sierra arrangement with australia you know the borders of new zealand have been close to pretty much everyone except new zealand is a seasonal thing to return home since march last year and i think most people here on both sides of the tasman actually woods probably agree that that was the right strategy by the governments to try to control the spread of the virus in these 2 countries and that generally done a better job than most governments around the world trying to do that but of course we've come at a big economic cost particularly when it comes to international tourism before the
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pandemic international tourism was new zealand the largest exporter now so you can imagine that's had a big impact on the economy with virtually no international to risk coming here over the past year or so so the government's zealand prime minister just in the rod who's making this announcement have been coming under increasing pressure in recent months from those who work in that some sector in particular to try to get this trend has been bubble up and running as soon as possible now we know it's happening it's a quarantine free bubble that will come into effect in not just on the 2 weeks there will be lethal sort of nervousness about opening up between the 2 countries because both had small outbreaks be it small news from time to time and they need to deal with the very quickly. yes in this arrangement won't be universally welcomed us in for the most part it will be but there will be some on both sides of the tense
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mincey that will say look this is not the right time because as you say in recent months we are still seeing small outbreaks happening in both new zealand and australia remembering also that those wish. to take part in this quarantine free travel arrangements will not need to have a vaccination so back to nations being rolled out in both australia and new zealand albeit slowly but that won't be a prerequisite to travel in this corner she corentin free situation between the 2 countries so that will raise concerns as well that if there was an outbreak as a result of this travel arrangements that a lot of the ha done by both australia and new zealand of the past year also could be done but i think there's a sense that the governments through a lot of hard work have adequate robust systems in place through contact tracing and other methods to really get on top of any of these outbreaks fairly quickly quickly how to contain them and get back up and running which is what we have seen
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over the past few months when some of the smaller outbreaks have taken place enough countries but they need to the prime minister has also gone to great lengths to point out that those wishing to travel between the 2 countries do so at their own risk that they could they probably will be operates and that could result in border closures occurring again so you could be stuck in another country for a very time where they had to run before thanks very much. well the philippines is struggling to cope with a dramatic surge in cases the capital and thereby provinces have been placed under the highest level of restrictions they're going to from manila. dr greece but delia is the medical director of wind of the leading public hospitals in manila she says health workers across the country have been overwhelmed by the pandemic but today at least there are some signs of progress it's the 2nd day of public inoculations against 19 and she says this is what gives those working on the front line some
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hope that this vaccination is the solution for this disease so there's no other way the fight will be one thing but little box in the vaccination is the solution for the nation at this hospital at least 1300 medical workers are receiving their 2nd dose of vaccine people here tell us they have to line up for hours but it's something that they don't mind they say because in a country with more than a $100000000.00 people they tell us they feel grateful to be inoculated now the government is facing delays in its national inoculation drive due to limited supplies and its own initial restrictive policies towards vaccine imports but it now promises to inoculate around $70000000.00 filipinos by the end of this year i for the country's health community this cannot come soon enough the philippines is
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facing a steep rise in corona virus cases hospital's intensive care and isolation bed facilities have reached critical levels by you know their work we are already preparing to mend the shortage of medical workers in manila by sending some from nearby provinces this is something that we expect in a matter of these forcing the government to reach. impose tighter restrictions it had already implemented one of the strongest and strictest lockdowns in the world last year and many year have grown weary of what they see as the government's jobs then in fighting the pandemic but for nurse assistant of laurie bullen getting her 2nd doze means she's able to worry less about infecting her own family. but it feels like liberation day so now i can refocus and taking care of my patients i am happy a glimmer of hope she says in what otherwise appears
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a very desolate situation jim duggan al jazeera manila. more than 1800 inmates of us going to prison in southern one jury was attacked by an armed group or sorties explosives were used to free the prisoners in him a state president mohammed who behati described it as an act of terrorism. there's a big sammy says it's retaking control of the northern town of parma a military spokesman said a significant number of fighters were killed during the operation as victoria b. reports. soldiers patrol the streets of palmer army commanders say the military is backing control of the town nearly 2 weeks after it was seized by armed groups so see if we cleared the last area this morning and is completely safe in the next few hours if we need to bring in any planes with food for the population that's going to be done with no problem it is secure there's not much left of palmer buildings
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including the town's hospital the state prosecutor's office banks and shops are badly damaged and soldiers have the grim task of covering up dead bodies lying on the street the increasing boldness of the terrorist activities that we've seen in mozambique is very concerning indeed i think the violence they have perpetrated on civilians in mozambique is truly atrocious and it has been condemned and needs to be condemned again and again the governor of kabul the gado admitted the situation is bleak but said he's optimistic things can improve and. we are here because our security and defense forces defend the country and everything that has been said and the government position is that the job has been done we defeated the enemy. around 75000 people used to live in palmer most escaped the attack around 2000 displaced people made it to the city of pemba but the influx is putting pressure on
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local services and families peter angrier took in 7 relatives and is now struggling to make ends meet. it's a big sacrifice i used to buy one sack of rice which was enough for all of us but now i have to buy 23 secs because we have so many people to feed food is expensive much more expensive with all these refugees the u.n. says more than 23rd. 1000 people stayed in palmer despite the attack it's hoped days he left will be able to return home soon victoria gate and be al jazeera. your child is there with me so rob a reminder of our top stories a us police chief has testified against one of his former officers is accused of murdering george floyd he told the jury in minneapolis that dirt travel broke rules on respecting the sanctity of law.


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