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rick and everything in between tech companies are the ones with the power what do we do what's the solution 'd get organized what do world leaders or governments missing thread talking about targets in like 20412051 we need targets we're now up front with me welcome on here on al-jazeera. the dr testifies that a lack of oxygen not drugs killed george floyd as it was pinned to the ground by predicts. the now this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. the recent attacks on the town of soma recently demonstrated the magnitude of the problem i want oscars with thousands fleeing violence in northern mozambique regional leaders
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tackle the problem the rise of brutal attacks by myself and other groups. mexico's government tries to calm fears of the astra zeneca back seat in a region that's been overcome by the pandemic. and amazon looks to have won the battle against workers unionizing one of its giant wells it's. a doctor has emphatically rejected claims that george floyd's drug use and underlying health problems caused his death long in critical care specialist dr martin tobin testified that floyd died from a lack of oxygen while being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck the trial of former police officer derek children was shown animations of him and 2 other officers holding floyd down during the arrest reports
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from minneapolis. focus on this this was a significant day in court a phase of testimony covering important medical evidence the 1st witness martin to open a doctor with more than 40 years experience a pulmonologist a breathing expect mr floyd died from a low level of oxygen and this caused damage to his brain that we see and it also caused. a rift that caused his heart to stop how mr floyd pinned to the ground restrained by police simply couldn't get enough breath to survive that contain forces that are going to lead to the shallow breath are going to be that he's turned prone on the street that he has the handcuffs in place combined with the street and then that he has a knee on his neck and then that he has a knee on his back and on his side dr toobin reviewed all the video and concluded
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that after he taken his last breath the police continued to pin george for it done for a further 3 minutes that's the moment the life his body. the defense argued that drugs taken by george floyd was a significant factor in his death increasing his carbon dioxide level in his blood not so says the doctor what you're seeing is that the increase in his carbon dioxide that is found in the emergency room is so explained by what you expect to happen in somebody who doesn't have any ventilation given to him for 9 minutes and 50 seconds under cross-examination dr toben acknowledged he'd had a lot of time to analyze the events of may last year but derek chauvin was acting in reacting to events as they happened he dismissed some of the questions from the defense trying to poke holes in what was a compelling testimony throughout the jury paid close attention to the doctor many
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making notes the defense team including derek. good to see a forensic toxicologist told the court there were traces of drugs in georgia system but nothing that was alarming the result to be consistent with a prescription dose of that right yes. would that be considered a low level of methamphetamine yes. the final question for dr toben again concerned george boyd's drug use he said that those who suffered a phantom overdose went into a coma fast george floyd never did alan fischer at the derek children murder trial in minneapolis. its image that 12 people some believed to be foreign news will be headed in a hotel in mozambique during a recent raid by. regional leaders are trying to find a solution while to recent surge in violence in mozambique reports political for the struggle was evident when islamic state fighters invaded the town of palma in
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march this hotel was raided to a police officer said he found the reception overturned and rooms littered with victims clothing if you saw it i'm assuming that's what it is much use in which people were murdered this is a hotel that hosted many foreigners at the time of the attack many foreigners thought it was the best place to find protection so they ran here because they had security but the insurgents were stronger they broke into the hotel into 12 citizens of different nationalities were tied them up and beheaded them for o'mara showing journalists around the hotel he points to a patch of earth he said he buried the bodies here himself this is only the latest offensive by eisel linked groups in mozambique and what has become an especially violent month in a cordon aided attack insurgent seized pama this coastal town that lies close to a multi $1000000000.00 liquid neutral gas project it's crucial for the mozambican economy the assault claimed dozens of lives while the u.n. says more than 11000 were forced to flee. the northern province of kabul delgado
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has seen an increase in fighting since 2017 some believe ice a link fighters are trying to establish a caliphate here but regional leaders say they won't let that happen the recent attacks in the town of palma have recently demonstrated the magnitude of the problem at i want our steps on thursday a delegation of 16 southern african countries met to discuss the latest violence in mozambique the southern african development community or s a d.c. is charged with finding a solution to the unrest in a tweet the president of zimbabwe said the summit agreed that the s.c. d.c. force should be resuscitated and capacitated immediately so that it can intervene the violent escalation of an insurgency in the north of the country has sparked fresh concerns about security in southern africa a region that has enjoyed relative stability and recent decades but with these
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recurring attacks hope is scattered hard in al-jazeera. another day has brought another coronavirus record in brazil more than 4200 deaths were reported on the day that's the highest yes there are another 86000 infections all spittal intensive care units in most states a filling to capacity another round of coronavirus restrictions has come into effect in capital region as it struggles to contain a record number of new infections when insiders and its surrounding suburbs recorded more than 14000 cases on the state's new measures including on time curfew from midnight to 6 am and the closure of balls and restaurants from 11 pm restrictions will be in place until the end of april. mexico says it will continue to use astra zeneca as covert 19 vaccine even though some countries have suspended
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after course cases of blood clots following in occupations on wednesday the european union struck regulations said the vaccine may cause a class of very rare cases and europe falls from mexico city. despite international concerns over the c.p. of the astra zeneca vaccine mexican political leaders are trying to settle the doubts that many have about receiving the jam she made correspondent asked a cynic yes i will be receiving the astra zeneca vaccine it's been proven that the risks are minimal compared to the benefits. and while mexican health officials have said they are investigating claims by britain's joint committee on vaccination and immunization over a possible link between the astra zeneca vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder there is no plan to suspend its use was in business but in kill enough in short relax there's no scientific evidence that suggests a high risk of thrombosis from the estrogenic a vaccine therefore in
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a majority of countries where it's been used it will continue to be used in latin america is one of the worst hit regions in the world by the pandemic and many countries have struggled to secure contracts with vaccine manufacturers the astra zeneca vaccine is largely considered latin america's most viable vaccine option with both mexico and argentina signing agreements with the pharmaceutical giant to produce and distribute the vaccine across all of latin america. despite safety concerns from european regulators the consensus from health experts in latin america is that the benefits outweigh the risks so this isn't time usual so this is not what regulates. regulation suits like groups individual countries decide how best. to stop bad knowledge of the act genealogy. segments are in their own.
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while some countries of the world have put a hold on their use of the astra zeneca vaccine most latin american countries just seem willing to take whatever they can get and for a region that continues to face the darkest days of the pandemic it may be that suspending the use of the astra zeneca bank scene is a luxury latin americans simply cannot afford. al-jazeera mexico city. australia's government will purchase another 20000000 doses of the pfizer biotech taxing us because it now wants people under the age of 50 to get the fire as a jap instead of the astra zeneca one the government has also highlighted cases of blood clots of people who took the astra zeneca jab but this is likely to further delay the vaccination drive which has already been criticized for inefficiencies. a dispute has broken out between turkey and israeli over an embarrassing moment during a meeting and italy's prime minister has compared the turkish president to a dictator and we are sheltering has a story. this is the awkward meeting dubbed so for gate the e.u.
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commission president on the line was surprised to be left without a chair during high level talks in ankara. the former german defense minister eventually had to sit on a sofa a little further away from her counterparts and opposite turkey's foreign minister who was below her in the protocol pecking order the spokesman said she didn't wear on it appears you don't care more. please the president was clearly surprised and you can see that in the video but allow me to clarify that however surprise she may have been. and i think it was the right approach she chose to prioritize substance over questions of formal protocol and that's certainly what here a peon citizens would have expected of her. but the incident has been met with fierce criticism from e.u. leaders including the italian prime minister. i
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absolutely disagree with president to one's 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. turkey has been quick to react and has summoned the italian ambassador over the growing row at a news conference his foreign minister said the seating arrangement was in line with international protocol. goodish neither has united in other words the seating arrangement was designed to meet their demands and suggestions full stop we wouldn't need to state this explicitly if there were no accusations against turkey but there are statements even from the highest level suggesting this was done by turkey neither the 1st female head of the e.u. executive or president though on have commented on the meeting but it's hoped the incident won't further dampen diplomatic ties between brussels and ankara america 3 al-jazeera south korea says iran has freed one of its oil tankers and the captain
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iran seized the south korean flag ship in january after accusing the crew of oil pollution all of the other savings were released in february there's been tension between sold into iran of a $7000000000.00 of iranian phones frozen in south korea as part of u.s. sanctions on iran. still to come on the program. this is an epidemic for grouch it has to stop. declaring there's been enough prayers president joe biden unveils how he plans to get us gun violence under control plus. efforts to restore calm in northern ireland where britain's exit from the e.u. has unsettles a delicate political balance. it's
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time for the perfect german. sponsored player qatar airways. how i once again the temperatures starting to ramp up now across much of the middle east much but not all we have got some snow in the forecast would you believe the snow in areas pushing up into turkey and korea just 6 degrees celsius to friday doesn't it say about around the levant lossie fondant rise a 24 celsius there for damascus take a look at sas day all change 14 degrees in damascus a 10 degree fall in nice temperatures some wet weather started to push in as that area out and writes the snow comes in across central parts of to eastern areas also say some of that wintry weather that's sleet and snow coming through here as well as the twenty's right as we go on through the day but push further south and this by the warmth is $38.00 in riyadh that's $100.00 in found out woman off in doha at around $33.00 degrees although come sunday it's probably going to be about say i told 9 degrees cooler than that pleasantly warm nevertheless it has to be said with
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plenty of sunshine for your sunshine too just around the horn of africa because some showers there just around lake victoria some pasta uganda say some heavy showers really heavy showers up towards the gulf of guinea cameroon and southern parts of nigeria seeing some bust of haiti right some wet weather to all the way it's a northern parts of madagascar but to the south of that is fine dry and sunny. at ways. the story goes but the stock you have an ancient greek. the waves for millenia. until the palestinian fishermen and other of the priceless relics. the story continues that has the world's attention was drawn to causes mysteriously the day to disappear once again. the apollo of ca's. on a. the environmental crisis is the defining story of our time
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never before have done it already in human health so clearly other. after as agitators award winning environmental solutions for example across the world we seek out people who are fighting nato scania and combating climate change or finding ways to protect all life on our planet earth life coming soon as a ceroc. of. your challenges there are a mind of our top stories this hour a critical care doctor says a lack of oxygen not drugs killed george floyd when he was pinned down by police
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lawson tobin testified at the trial of their show that the film officer was to kill him for it last year. leaders from southern africa have promised a proportional response to some mozambique invaded a northern town killing dozens of people meeting in the capital but put to the distant specify what support they would offer. brazil has reported its highest single day total of coronavirus deaths 4250000000 people died on those days that's the highest yes and the 2nd day this week the fatalities exceeded 4000 there were another 86000 infections. he's calling as an epidemic and an international embarrassment now president obama has outlined his 1st moves to reduce u.s. gun violence he admits the measures and limit it until need the support of congress to achieve more ambitious goals a white house correspondent can really help it has more. in the absence of
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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 gun 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 show when they show up at 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 have held hands. with the hands of parents who have lost a child gun control advocates see the executive actions as an important 1st step
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but not enough the notion that somebody can walk down the 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 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
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recommend are contrary to the constitution the u.s. president is also calling on congress to pass laws ending immunity for gun manufacturers make 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 votes are being counted in the landmark unionization push of an amazon warehouse in the u.s. state of alabama final results may not be known until friday but so far the numbers are showing workers have rejected forming a union amazon has often been accused of unsafe working conditions and union busting which the online giant denies shopper tones it has more from washington d.c. . it's not looking good for the union's $3215.00 votes what cost and at the end of vote counting on thursday there are $463.00 yes votes and
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$1100.00 no votes union there's a supporter you need 1608 yes of apes and looking at these numbers it does suggest that it will probably have what we're calling a final result pretty quickly on friday once the vote counting resumes but it's not really going to be final because we're expecting a great deal of wrangling to happen no matter what the result is either from amazon or from the union and in addition of a vote the i would just leave the vote deadline was about 9 days ago we really got to the stage because we had a long process where i was on it seems has been objecting to hundreds of votes even being counted in the 1st place so if we get out what's called what we're calling a final vote we get that on friday but if the number of ridge of votes that amazon has contested with would affect the final results then we have to go into a long process then of arbitration of figuring out well should those votes be counted so this could go on for weeks if i guess likely to go on for weeks no
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matter who who wins what we're calling the final vote. there's been more disorder and fighting in northern ireland police fired water cannon to disperse protesters threw stones and cattle bombs anger of the postbox a trade issues have compounded other frustrations the white house has joined the british and irish governments and calling for calm andrew symonds reports. a 6th night of violence in northern ireland this 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 and more than 50 hurt in less than a week most of the violence had been caused by pro british loyalist rioters angry at a number of issues there enraged by the new brics a 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
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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 where hell and politics feel or are perceived to be feeling in northern ireland then no she 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 unionist and loyalist politicians who want to remain in the u.k. and republicans who want to be out of it are deeply divided over a policing issue the unionists 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 were either side of the so-called peace wall that still standing despite the good friday peace
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deal of 998 andrew simmons. polls have opened in djibouti this presidential election it. is widely expected to win a 5th term and extend his 21 year long 77 year old is one of africa's longest serving leaders is only challenger is a newcomer to the political scene the rest of the opposition parties are boycotting the election. she said so on one of the world's busiest trading words at the crossroads between africa and the arabian peninsula and a host several military bases meaning foreign powers watch it's politics closely conference wire reports. many people in djibouti say they already know who will win the election president a smile on mar galli has been the country's leader for 2 decades and he's hoping for another run. he changed the constitution in 2010 scrapping time limits while
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also introducing an age limit of 75 he's now 73. his political rallies with a campaign platform of continued to have been attended by thousands of supporters he says he still has much to accomplish in this country of 1000000 people. we are a small country we need to regroup to build our country and to share benefits we also continue to defend peace in our country he is a desert nation but strategically placed in the horn of africa and on one of the wards b.z.'s trade routes is that a crossroads between africa and arabian peninsula and the president has exploited this geographical advantage by investing heavily in ports and other infrastructure his plan is to transform djibouti into africa's largest trade and logistics hub the country has also attracted foreign military bases including the u.s. several from europe china and japan but many g.
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bush shows are poor and unemployment rates are high the president has also been accused of cracking down on his opponents in the past few years something this man wants to change zaccaria is gallas only challenger he's an independent candidate and widely seen as a political novice who has not been campaigning march. is challenging for me to compete again is the president because he's been in power for so long but i believe in the promises are made. can to the people the government of never really purities them all the other more established opposition leaders have boycotted the poor claiming it will not be free and fair. face part as last year but analysts say any opposition is fragmented and disenfranchised catherine soy al-jazeera. ben is gearing up for a presidential election on sunday it has one of the strongest economies in west
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africa but it's not been immune to the effects of the pandemic the eastern border with its biggest trading partner nigeria has been closed for the past 18 months i just went and found out what that has meant the traders in the commercial border town of somewhere. has been selling 2nd one cause for more than 10 years in semi a border town between binny and nigeria. he says he's never lost so much income as he did in the past year. but. we are totally pamela used ships that were 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 are nigerians we don't see much of them these days they come and see 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
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a fossil 80 percent of them end up in nigeria but despite the impact of covered 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. been in 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 cargoes of cars like this but in the last year revenues on exports have slow due to covered 19 and nigeria shutting its borders these cars have been sitting here for months waiting for buyers. are pulling near point you know important supplies medical equipment to clients and been am and beyond is as prospects for recovery are bright. phones are to do with so many vaccines now in play there is hope that the covert
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1000 pandemic can be contained quickly this will help revive business activities. but it's the poor 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 committee drees al-jazeera semi on the bin in nigeria border a massive cleanup effort is on the way inability and lake which is said to contain more plastic than water hundreds of people have been called in to help for move mountains of rubbish from lake up in the end these mountains are like once covered $214.00 square kilometers the tranq by 85 percent during a drought 5 years ago. people living near a volcano on the caribbean island of st vincent are being ordered from their homes
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as it shows signs of erupting 16000 people live in the so-called red zone around la so fear volcano being sent by islands shelters and even cruise ships for safety at last arrived in 1979 but a previous one in 1902 killed more than 1500 people. and came from al in doha with the headlines on al jazeera a critical care doctor says a lack of oxygen not drugs cause george floyd's death when he was pinned down by police boston tovan testified at the trial of derek show of a former officer accused of killing forward last year. leaders from southern africa have promised a proportional response to armed groups in mozambique who raided a northern town killing dozens of people they also condemned the attacks by isolating.


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