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step outside the main street shift the focus covering the way the news discovered the listening posts on a jersey or. if you want to help save the world. sneeze into your elbow. gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it's a little national that. joe biden takes executive action an effort to tackle the u.s. is escalating gun crisis insisting it is just a start. a moment taylor says al jazeera live from london also coming up a critical care doctor testifies it was a lack of oxygen that killed george floyd not a drug overdose. meanwhile as military condemned as more bodies are knocking out
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the country's ambassador to the u.k. . african nations dropped plans to buy the astra zeneca coronavirus vaccine but say it's not because of any link to blood clumps. alone multiple people have been injured at a shooting in bryan in the u.s. state of texas just hours after president joe biden unveiled measures to tackle gun violence but they say the suspect is still at large an estimated $11000.00 people have died across the country so far this year with biden describing the situation as an epidemic the president says he will rein in weapons called ghost guns which come in kits without serial numbers and can be assembled at home is also ready to restrict arm braces that are commonly used to study a ar 15 style pistols effectively. turning them into rifles arden says his
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administration will make it easier for states to adopt red flag laws empowering judges to confiscate firearms temporarily from people determined to be a threat and has called on congress to pass laws that would close background check loopholes reus instate an assault weapons ban and repeal liability protections for gun manufacturers give me how kate has more from washington d.c. . in the absence of meaningful gun control laws passed by congress and in response to recent mass shootings in the states of georgia and colorado u.s. president joe biden unveiled a series of executive actions to curb gun violence growing violence in this country is an epidemic and it's an international barrier the executive actions include regulations on so-called ghost guns weapons assembled from parts that lack serial numbers purchasers of void background checks so when they show up at
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a crime scene they can't be traced also prohibited pistol stabilizing braces reportedly used by the mass shooter last month in colorado and red flag regulations allowing families to petition the course to confiscate weapons if a person is deemed dangerous i've held hands with the hands of parents who have lost a child can control advocates see the executive actions as an important 1st step but not enough the notion that somebody can walk down a city street in my hometown richmond virginia with an assault rifle attached to their back is just you know unacceptable and unnecessary as a senator biden helped pass legislation to ban assault weapons back in 1994 but it expired 10 years later he's urging congress to act to reinstate the ban the 1904 act had a positive effect on public safety enforcing these actions if confirmed biden's
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pick to head the bureau of alcohol tobacco and firearms david chipman he's a former federal agent but also a gun control advocate making his nomination controversy with firearm supporters. biden took on his conservative critics arguing his actions do not infringe on a person's 2nd amendment. right to bear arms under the u.s. constitution the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things you recommend contrary to the constitution the u.s. president is also calling on congress to pass laws ending immunity for gun manufacturers making it possible for victims of gun violence to sue gun manufacturers in court joe biden calls this one of his top priorities can really help get al-jazeera the white house and an update to within the last few minutes
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for you on that shooting in the state of brought in state of texas and brian the police chief there says one person is dead and 4 people are in hospital after the shooting at a cabinet business and the shooter is believed to be an employee of bring you more on that developing story from texas as we get it. george floyd died from a lack of oxygen after he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground that's the testimony of a critical care doctor at the trial of derek showman the former police officer accused of killing 3 oid last year a menorah just martin tobin says freud couldn't take in enough oxygen or being held down by shaven and 2 other officers eventually damaging his brain and causing his heart to stop prosecutors want to prove that it was shoguns actions that killed floyd well the defense says drugs and bad health are to blame but tobin has told the court that the fenton onan forward system did not affect his ability to breathe
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during his arrest. normal risk for a rate of between $12.22 that's the normal range of response rate and so if it was with fenton expecting a response rate of 10 instead that you counted here yourself and you can see when you counted yourself that the response rate is $22.00 so basically it tells you that he isn't there isn't fent alone and that is affecting his risk free centers it's not having an effect on his wrist for recent years. john hendren is following the case from minneapolis john tell us more about what the experts have testified to you today. dana in the testimony in the derek chauvin murder trial has been a banner day particularly for the prosecution what you heard there was
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a little bit of dr martin tobin i'll get to that in a minute but right now we're in the cross-examination of dr william smock and he has been testifying among other things that george floyd did not have a fentanyl overdose and that's important because the defense is alternative theory of this case is that george floyd died due to a combination of problems heart trouble that he'd had for a while and also a drug overdose or so they are arguing well there you have dr william smock saying he did not die of a drug overdose any ticked off one by one of the reasons why in watching the video you could not see evidence that george floyd was experiencing a kind of overdose and before that you had dr william aizen schmidt who went through the amounts of drugs that were found in george floyd's body he said when it comes to methamphetamine it was the equivalent of one prescribe dose of methamphetamine not much he said and when it comes to 'd fence you know he said it
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was below the median level found in the driving under the influence cases that he had examined and he summarized by saying he really wasn't that that much drugs in george floyd system but really the star witness of the day perhaps the most important witness and perhaps the most effective so far for the prosecution was dr martin tobin he testified that it was derrick children's neon george floyd's neck that cut off the oxygen that that led to a chain reaction shutting down his body causing him to stop breathing causing his brain to stop and causing his heart to stop and he went on to dispel what he said was a myth that with someone can speak that they can therefore breathe and he showed with diagrams of the neck. that in fact it takes a small amount of space for someone to speak of it as to breathe and he went checking moment by moment through that tape which he said he had watched hundreds of times and it one point he stopped the body camera tape of one of the officers
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and he showed george floyd with a finger on the ground and in his other hand cuffed hand he had his knuckles on the tire of the squad floor of the car that he was held down against and what he's trying to demonstrate is that george floyd was struggling so hard to breathe that in the words of this expert he was literally using his fingers to try to draw a breath and in cross-examination erik nelson has been very effective in taking apart some of these witnesses but he really didn't lay a glove on this witness in this case has really taken its toll on him as well this is the defense lawyer for derek chauvet he was losing his voice in a break he went out and bought lozenges to try to continue the case but what we are in right now is pretty much the end of the prosecution portion of the case he's still got some more expert witnesses to go but it was a banner day for them and all of their experts basically centered around this idea
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that george floyd was killed directly by the pressure on the airport on his air pipe by derek chauvet and john you mentioned today is day 9 of testimony how long will we expect in the trial to last and when we're not going to have that date. well if we keep to the judge's original schedule this will be a 4 week long trial ending before the end of april so he's essentially lauded 2 weeks for the prosecution 2 for the defense tomorrow friday would be the 10th day of the prosecution case and the judge has already told a defense witness in public trial to come back on tuesday so he is certainly expecting that offense to start i've spoken to defense lawyers who say generally the defense takes less time than the prosecution so we may have a verdict in as soon as 3 or 4 weeks into the trial we are now at the end of week 2 so we're coming close to the end of this judge has been keeping things on schedule
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moving things along and abbreviating that testimony so we may have the defense arguing their case next week and what might be specially interesting about that is we might possibly hear from the defendant in self derek show thank you very much indeed john hendren reporting for us. myanmar's military leaders have stepped up their campaign against critics calling for a return to democracy both at home and abroad there are reports at least 11 protesters have been killed in the northwest town of. and foreign ministers condemned what he called the bullying tactics of the military that's out of the former ambassador was locked out of the embassy in london trying to haul reports. of. protesters at the miramar embassy on wednesday night ambassador chores to our men was locked out allegedly by his deputy and the military attash a last month the ambassador
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a former army colonel himself had broken ranks criticizing the coup on february 1st and calling for the release of the country's democratic leaders in the morning he returned and spoke to reporters outside he said embassy staff were now taking orders from the military attaches a. trifle of the military from your comments last month to like you. searching from the capital. or does this. issue he said his own options did not likely include returning to his country you see killed you think they will kill you. in the water maybe one of his last journeys in an official diplomatic. means headed to a meeting of the u.k.'s foreign commonwealth and development office in a statement foreign secretary dominic robb had earlier said we condemn the bullying
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actions of the me and my military regime in london yesterday and i pay tribute to min for his courage the u.k. continues to call for an end to the coup and the appalling violence and for a swift restoration of democracy. the british government has imposed sanctions on myanmar military interests since the coup but it's not clear what more can be done now a foreign office spokesman said myanmar's military authorities had given notice that they terminated the ambassador's position a decision the government accepts what is it you'd like the british government to do start. over the door. for. george i mean says he considers himself still to be the ambassador here in london the foreign commonwealth and development office does not this country has a long standing tradition of recognizing states not countries and so it is the military in myanmar that has authority over what happens inside this building jonah
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how al-jazeera london local media say almost 3000 people are currently in detention in myanmar and arrest warrants have been issued for hundreds of influences entertainers artists and musicians bird flu is marching developments from kuala lumpur in neighboring malaysia. pine tar con is the latest public figure to be detained by security forces his family members said he was taken away in the early hours of thursday morning security forces had entered their family home and they don't know where he's being held he's a well known actor know not just in myanmar but also in neighboring thailand now and a couple of days ago security forces also arrested a well known comedian zangana who's famous for being politically outspoken he was critical of the military june to a military authorities even when they were running the country up till the democratic transition in 2010 and he's been arrested several times before and he is now back at behind bars again now on the tactic i suppose is to strike fear in the
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hearts of protesters to show that no one is safe from a rescue a public figure state is not going to protect you but that hasn't been enough to deter people from coming out on the streets to protest against the military coup we're seeing that again on thursday in protests in myanmar across towns and cities in the country they are now into the month and we're also hearing that these civilians the protesters announced some of them are beginning to fight back local media reports are saying that in the town of tarzi protesters were fighting back using hunting rifles firebombs knives and at least 11 people were killed in fighting continued into the early hours of thursday morning. you're watching out is there a still ahead burning of a bricks in trade frustration calls for calm in northern ireland to some of the worst rioting in me is. going to head to the presidential election in. hundreds of used cars stranded at the border in nigeria.
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how i once again on places science laws he fought in drawing now across much of australia we got some bits and pieces of cloud skirting around the edges having said that and what's the weather just easing across south australia a little windy that down towards the southeast through tasmania maybe into victoria as well but for much of all is fine and settler move out of the way we have got a tropical side just offshore that's going to stay off szell for the time being it will sink further south which as we go through friday and then pushing on into sas day sides of it just starting to edge towards the coast and west of where the started to not just wait and see it's next week before we do see make landfall across the southern half of the way at that stage but in the meanwhile enjoy the warm sunshine while the sunshine for many there's what's whether the blustery as
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a raffling across victoria and tasmania just 15 celsius the 4 hope out and eventually that wetter weather will also extend into that western side of new zealand ahead of that cross to see that by the mountains temperatures here at around 22 degrees celsius sheltered by the mountains in japan tokyo not looking too bad as well as we go through the next day or so well some wintry weather across northern parts of japan for a time that will clear through on friday bright skies come back in behind but a tad cooler. the late in life but the world of sumo. wrestling is shrouded in secrecy one on one nice gets rare access inside a sport where ancient tradition meets modern scandal on al-jazeera the 1st major legislation for president joe biden is getting the pandemic under control with a massive exaction of money we bring you the stories and developments that are
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rapidly changing the world we live in now while the president because the stories are very of the streets get a huge boost to the videotapes or to counting the cost on al-jazeera. and one of the top stories here are syria u.s. president joe biden has announced a series of measures to tackle gun violence calling the situation an epidemic and an international embarrassment biden says he'll restrict the use of self assembled weapons as well as arm braces that effectively turned some pistols into rifles. a critical care doctor says george tiller died from a lack of oxygen after he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground not in tobin was testifying at the trial of derek show been
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a former police officer accused of killing floyd last year. u.k. is accused man mark bullying its own ambassador to the employer was knocked out of the country's embassy in london. many has been removed from his post after criticizing february's could. brazil has recorded more coronavirus deaths in a single day than ever before 4249 fatalities were reported on thursday the 2nd time deaths have exceeded 4000 with an 86000 new infections have also been reported intensive care units in most states are almost full but present variables for narrow is ignoring calls for a national lockdown the african union is dropping plans to buy astra zeneca has created 19 vaccine and will switch to johnson and johnson instead the head of the africa centers for disease control insists it is not because of concerns about a potential and extremely rare link to blood clots john song says the un's kovacs
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facility will continue to provide the astra zeneca vaccine while the union wants to ensure africans have access to the greatest range of doses possible from into miller has more from south africa where the vaccination campaign has been slow to recover after the suspension of the astra zeneca job. earlier the c.r. south africa suspended its vaccination program using the astra zeneca jab that after a new strain was identified here and a trial show that astra zeneca would not be as effective against the strain and since then about a 1000000 doses of that vaccines been sold to other african countries are now so africa says it's been refunded for the other $500000.00 doses that would you to be delivered the government has been criticized for potentially wasting money but it says it's continuing to engage with astra zeneca as they continue to research and any development on a new generation vaccine the government hopes it will deal adequately with the new
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variant in the meantime south africa has bought millions of doses of the johnson and johnson vaccine and it hopes to meet a target of vaccinating about 252270000 people a day and that's to achieve what it calls herd immunity for many south africans it's been a long wait for a full vaccination program so far only health workers have been vaccinated about $270000.00 of them and so many south africans are waiting to hear when that broader program will begin more than 5000 kroner virus infections have not been reported in yemen but the actual number could be much higher as health workers scramble to scale up testing and vaccine distribution the un says yemen has barely received the funds it needs to stem the surge. over 5000 covered 1000 cases have now been confirmed since the start of the pen demick this number has doubled in just one month signaling an alarming dangerous surge in the virus fatalities are on the rise
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with almost a 1000 deaths having been recorded so far 3rd of those have been confirmed since march since mid march we know that these figures greatly underestimate the country's actual disease zs burden due to limited testing capacities and under reporting as well as challenges of access to any treatment as of today yemen sumedha to response plan which seeking $3850000000.00 is only 13 percent funded. india's prime minister has received the 2nd shot of his code 900 vaccine and is edging citizens to get inoculated but some bikes nation sent his attorney people away as large parts of the country run out of doses essential government insists it has enough stocks although authorities want to report another record rise of more than 126000 cases is about per annum has more from the indian capital new delhi. over the past 2 weeks we have already seen the number of vaccines whether it's the
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seal and to choose manufacturing off the oxford astra zeneca or even the indian manufacturer bars biotechs close vaccine we have seen the number of exports come down drastically exports to foreign countries over the past 2 weeks and that's after the indian government decided it had to prioritize vaccinating people at home and that's the 2nd wave cases of rising much more rapidly than the 1st wave and the indian government was under criticism for export more vaccinations than the number of people it had inoculated at home and over the past few days we are now hearing reports of vaccine shortages in india the worst affected state model astra the health minister has said that the state's going to run out of that for nations in the next 3 days we've seen $100.00 vaccination centers in one of the worst affected . have to stop their operations so have 2 districts and must draw on wednesday
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as capital momus mayor has said they're running out in the next few days and we're also hearing reports of shortages in other states and he is most popular. and even among those reports of shortages we have. had medical association asking the indian government to remove the low age limits of that nation's just only $45.00 so that any adult who wants to be vaccinated can and so the priority in india right now for the central state governments is very much that's amazing as many people as possible in india as the cases go up. turkey has condemned comments made by italian prime minister mario draghi which likened the turkish president to a dictator turkey's foreign minister has summoned the italian ambassador over what he called ugly comments he also accused one of humiliating european commission president. lyon she was left without a seat at
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a meeting with adam and the european council president on tuesday. and. i absolutely disagree with president wants positions i think it was inappropriate behavior i was very sorry for the humiliation that the president of the e.u. commission bunda lion had to suffer. as the. with these let's call them what they are dictators however we have to collaborate one has to be frank in expressing the diversity of views opinions behaviors in visions of society. another night of violence in northern ireland has spot calls for peace from the british government as well as the white house the region is split between people who want to remain part of the u.k. those who want to unite with the irish republic of groups clashed on wednesday for the 1st time with children as young as 13 throwing bricks and petrol bombs over dividing wall and her simmons report. a 6th night of violence in northern ireland
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this is the scene in belfast a bus set on fire the driver escaped shot but not hurt no passengers were on board at least 7 police officers were injured here than 50 hurt in less than a week most of the violence had been called pro british loyalists realities angry at a number of issues that enraged by the new brick city trade barriers between northern ireland and the rest of the u.k. and say they're becoming alienated the northern ireland assembly met in emergency session calling for unity today is not the time to rehearse the arguments of the last number of weeks if say we should all know well i'm in politics feel orse are perceived to be failing in northern ireland now knows they fell a vacuum of her destruction and despair as critical leaders we must stand united in appealing to all concerned to refrain from further threats or use of violence but
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union is to loyalist politicians who want to remain in the u.k. and in the publicans who want to be out of it are deeply divided over a policing issue the union is say the police failed to prosecute republican shin fein members attending a large funeral which apparently broke the regulations and there's a disturbing aspect to wednesday night because it involves loyalist and republican nationalists for the 1st time since the rioting started the flare ups by the side of the so-called peace war. that still standing despite the good friday peace deal of 998 andrew symonds how does it. i mean is gearing up for a presidential election on sunday where the country's finances one of the key issues it has one of the strongest economies in west africa but it's not been immune to the effects of kevin 19 the eastern border with its biggest trading
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partner nigeria has been closed for 18 months i mean a dream as been meeting traders in the commercial border town of semi. has been selling 2nd one cause for more than 10 years in. a border town between binny and nigeria. he says he's never lost so much income as he did in the past year. we are totally paralyzed ships that was supposed to bring in god's aren't coming as they used to those who buy from us are gone many employees have lost our jobs lives so hard for everyone involved in this business most of our clients nigerians we don't see much of them these days their currency has lost its value and it's no longer profitable for them to buy. what i preach been in the imports $25000.00 cars a month while the vehicles are meant for countries like malaysia chardin booking a fossil 80 percent of them end up in nigeria but despite the impact of covered
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19 and an 18 month long border closure by nigeria been in recorded a 2.3 percent growth the slowdown is in commerce transport agriculture and hospitality industry. binny is an important maritime help for many west african countries like booking a fossil chad and the general public a substantial part of its revenue comes from car goes of cars like this but in the last year revenues than exports have snow due to covered 19 and nigeria shutting its borders these cars have been sitting here for months waiting for buyers. important supplies medical equipment to clients and believe and beyond is this prospects for recovery a bright. with so many vaccines now in place there is hope that the coby 1000 pandemic can be contained quickly this will help revive business activities. but it's the poor
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who are mostly affected incomes and jobs have disappeared for many inflation has also doubled from 0 point one percent in 2019 to 2 percent last year still one of the lowest in the region but rising employment and poverty are raising concerns about an economy that's the envy of many countries in west africa ahmed al jazeera semi on the bin in nigeria poured. him out of the top stories and i was here yes president joe biden has announced a series of measures to tackle gun violence calling the situation an epidemic and an international embarrassment and says he'll restrict the use of self assembled weapons as well as armed braces and effectively turn some pistols into rifles.


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