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i'm in the street and the message for travelers is that we are walking tirelessly to implement every measure to save god their health thank you. police used tear gas to try to disperse crowds gathered for a night demanding justice for the shooting of an unarmed black man in minnesota. and their arm study attain this is al jazeera life and also coming up a defense witness says the policeman accused of killing george freud was justified and kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes. president biden is expected to
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announce that u.s. troops will now pull out of afghanistan by september 11th going against a deadline agreed with the taliban. and we look at argentina's double die lemme go back into lockdown and see the economy slump even further cases keep on rising. but we begin in the u.s. state of minnesota where we're now entering the 2nd hour there of an 8 hour curfew police have used flash bangs and tear gas to try to disperse crowds as you can see are gathered there for a 3rd night of the faithful police shooting of dante right officers have declared this an unlawful assembly sunday's shooting has already led to the resignations of the police chief as well as the officer who shot right during a traffic stop and said she mistook her gun for head taser alan fisher has been on
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the ground for us at those protests in brooklyn center minnesota sent us this update. yeah you can hear the tear gas. being fired from my left there you can see that there is a line of police thought that. the family they have never been in significant as you can see and not. being told to. quite awful stuff let me tell you kyra i think the authorities the photographs if not the police chief and of course the police stop till you find the city still clearly going to be right but that meal or the emotional temperature as you can see that simply has not happened people here have been saying that it's really time for structural change in the united states this is not about one incident it's not about one man anymore it's about the way policing is carried out here and the united states and many people we've been speaking to over the last couple of hours have said that the cargo coming on the
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protests like this every year because of you know another incident of another black man being killed by the police and they say this is a good time to put it between. us i. am. just another. from large numbers of people moving. heavy away from you where the police. are some points for getting away from our corners well. if you bring the curtain on the right. well u.s. president joe biden condemned to the shooting and says there must be a full investigation. you know it's not a right it's going to. cut off. should be the result is. in the midst of an ongoing trial of the killing of george borjas more of it is what's happened based on what bernard over the air and his vice president says
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law enforcement must be held to the highest standards of accountability she said dante right should be alive today folks will keep dying if we don't fully address racial injustice and inequities in our country from implicit bias to broken systems well ali i spoke to her williams he's the founding director of the racial justice initiative at the university of some thomas he told me it's important not to simplify the various forces at play here in the current civil unrest where same. there are really 2 pockets of protesters there are those who are engaged in nonviolent direct action protests who are not confronting the police who are adopting nonviolent stance and essentially using civil disobedience is a means to amplify their voices around the need for a change in the area of criminal justice and then there are those who are engaged in much more direct confrontational actions with the police the throwing of water bottles the looting and it's really hard to disentangle the 2 what happens
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unfortunately for the violent protesters is that they're grouped together with those that are engaged in looting and then of course that obscures the message around why all this is happening in the 1st place and that's yet another dead person of color dead african-american at the hands of police and i think what it involves is a conversation in the united states in particular about how we deal with issues of economic social and political disparities that ultimately inform systemic racism in our larger society and culture we've seen this with regard to voting in this country we can talk about what's happening in georgia now we've seen it with health disparities in response to covert 19 and the most visible for most people is what happens with criminal justice it's hard for any of us to deny what we see in the video associated with the killing of mr wright and of course the killing of george floyd last summer but the reality is that these are deep structural issues within american society and culture that really have to be addressed otherwise the police
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reform that everyone's talking about will be for naught if you don't deal with those other structural issues. well less than 20 kilometers away from all that rest and that consent to use of force expert has testified derek shows and was justified in paying george freud to the ground for more than 9 minutes during a rest ostia it was a fast day of defense testimony and a former police officer as mad a trial in the u.s. city of minneapolis john hendren was that. the state of minnesota thank you the defense opened its case by putting george floyd on trial turning the court's attention from former police officer derek children to the man he's accused of murder and. 'd 'd the defense theory is that floyd died of heart trouble and a drug overdose to support that show vns lawyers called a police officer and
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a paramedic who testified that floyd took opioid pills when he was arrested in a separate 2019 encounter prosecutor aaron eldridge fired back mr flake dropped dead by your traffic act. no thank you. the floyd family calls the attacks on him character assassination of a dead man. killing us and we have been murdered at a rate that out nobody could imagine if the time. and that time is now media you are ok sweep this under the rug anymore. and we will fight but just as family hoping to link the 2 arrests the defense then showed police body camera footage from the fateful day of may 25th to hill was in the car with floyd when police 1st arrived.
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12 were spent on the defense's star witness of the day. george floyd's neck for 9 and a half minutes. thing wrong. in your opinion was this the use of deadly force it was not. mr floyd were following his trade. practices in policing and the recent prosecutor steve slicer pushed back noting children held floyd down long after he had not only stopped resisting but was apparently dead. did you hear some point in your review officer king say that he couldn't find a pos yes. all of this would have been known to a reasonable officer in the defendant's decision correct yes and the defendant's position is and was and remains as we see here at this moment at this time in this clip on top of mr floyd on the street isn't that right yes. i have nothing further
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with the defense expected to wrap up its testimony this week one big unanswered question is whether chauvelin himself will take the stand john hendren al-jazeera minneapolis now moving on and the u.s. will take more than 4 months longer than an agreed deadline with the taliban to pull its troops out of afghanistan u.s. government officials have indicated that president joe biden will withdraw all of them but by september the 11th well said the 20th anniversary of the 911 attacks my counterpoints now from washington it's been america's longest running war u.s. troops with 1st deployed in afghanistan 20 years ago following the attacks on september the 11th now it will be said it's a date by which the withdrawal will be concluded the president has been consistent in his view that there is not a military solution to afghanistan that we have been there for far too long that
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has been his view for some time this means president biden is pushing back that deadline up the 1st of may set by it's pretty to said donald trump last year it's a timeline which a number of pentagon officials up believed to have all of you against. reaction in congress has been mixed the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell describing the withdrawal as a grave mistake if you shared in the statement by the ranking member of the house armed services committee mike rogers who says i am concerned that the president is so desperate to get a deal done that he's willing to capitulate rather than insist u.s. strategic objectives are met success but there's also significant support for the withdrawal the senate foreign relations committee member chris murphy issued the statement after 20 years it's clear that our continued military presence will not deliver political stability to the country and the afghan people must decide their own future in coordination with our allies and partners as vice president joe biden
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argued strongly against the u.s. military presence in afghanistan but was overruled them by barack obama but now as president he'll have his way a complete withdrawal of u.s. forces with no conditions attached mike hanna al-jazeera washington and if america has a tame space has more reaction now from the united nations in new york the taliban holiday in their position just hours after the announcement here at u.n. headquarters of a day for new talks on afghanistan they now say they won't attend any negotiations about the country's future until all foreign forces have left the idea of the istanbul talks was to reboot earlier talks in doha to try and get a negotiated political settlement before u.s. and nato forces leave the conference will focus on helping the negotiating parties
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reach a new set of shared fundamental principles that reflect an agreed vision for a future of ghana stem a road map to a future political settlement and of course an end to the conflict. is the u.n. this one of the koch conveners still committed to a democratic afghanistan to an afghanistan with freedom of expression and an afghanistan with equal rights for women to the un committed to those 3 weeks we or committed to the people of afghanistan we are committed to ensuring that the gains that have been made or not lost and that is especially true for women in afghanistan they'll be urgent diplomatic efforts now to try and get the taliban to change their mind pakistan will be key is the country which has the most leverage over the taliban in kabul many will be worried and it's worth recalling a letter that the u.s. secretary of state anthony blinken wrote to president garvey at the beginning of last month it was later leaks he said after american military withdrawal i'm
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concerned that the security situation will worsen and that the taliban could make rapid territorial gains. well still ahead here on al jazeera iran says it's about to carry out what would be the most significant breach of the 2015 nuclear deal. in the spring surgeon coronavirus cases in south korea will tell you what austerity is blaming for that increase. it's time for the perfect jan in the winter sponsored by qatar airways. now at the moment threat arabia is generally cotton finest turned phrase humid recently around the gulf states in qatar bahrain and the eastern side of society but that normally plays and probably reduce the humidity it's warming up the sun is
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out now on the coast of for example lebanon beirut sees a temperature rise above the average about $25.00 over the next 3 days which is very pleasing it's been rather cool sherry just recently the last the snow has gone from the sun caucasus but it's still there in afghanistan and we might see a few showers generation the high ground the mountains of western society or western yemen and that increase in the breeze in the north might well bring some yet more hazy dusty through the gulf down towards us it's like at the moment to be honest the seasonal rains in africa are on their way north with the sun so the good dog now goes out from madagascar sir tom's anea catching uganda and back towards d.r. congo which leaves behind actually rather warm and quiet weather from most places which consider me going to autumn is maybe a bit surprising but every down again you do it a change in the cooler wetter windy weather is out of the eastern cape east side of
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again i missed all the attainder ha that's remind you of our top stories here this hour police have used tear gas to disperse protesters in minnesota demonstrators rally there for a night against the police shooting of an unarmed black man the officer who shot dante right and the police chief have both resigned. meanwhile not far away and use of force experts testified at the trial of derek service that the police officer was justified in pinning george floyd to the ground and contradicts the testimonies of other police officials who said should've been used excessive force in minneapolis. and u.s. president joe biden has reportedly decided to withdraw all remaining u.s. troops from afghanistan by september 11th that means the u.s. will miss the deadline of may fast set by the trumpet ministration. now russia is being asked to deescalate tensions on the border with ukraine u.s. president joe biden has proposed a summit in the coming months with president not only person but russia has already
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rejected a nato call to end its military buildup on ukraine's border and talks about the has more now from power. unjustified and unexplained was how the head of nato described russia's buildup of troops on its border with ukraine after a meeting with ukraine's foreign minister in brussels russia must end this military buildup in and around ukraine stop its provocations on the escalate immediately. russia has deployed naval ships heavy armor and tens of thousands of troops in recent weeks violence is risen between russian backed separatists and ukrainian forces in ukraine's east ukraine's foreign minister said nato must respond to what he called a threat of war by gathering today we try to avoid the mistake that was made in 2014 when russia was ready to act swiftly and pursue its military
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goals in crimea and gone bust while our western partners were considering their reactions to what was happening on the ground. russia will not be able to catch anyone by surprise anymore we could labor also discuss the situation with the u.s. secretary of state was on a 3 day visit to proselyte the u.s. will station an extra 500 troops in germany we're seeing unfortunately. russia take a very provocative act i want to come right without. the largest concentration of russian forces on prince border since 2014 kremlin officials say the troops are on a training exercise and that ukraine has been acting provocatively some analysts say vladimir putin is less interested in conflict than in challenging washington what we have seen over the last few months is a breakdown of the u.s. russia and relation seems that by the administration. power and
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i think putin is basically be trying to die and he's testing be by going to be sufficient to see how far i'd be willing to go and they really are all on russia the white house says u.s. president biden has called russia's leader to urge a deescalation of tensions for kiev the best way to end the conflict with russia would be food nato to full struck its request for membership of the alliance sending a clear message to moscow the ukraine sovereignty could not be threatened with such a buckler al-jazeera paris. now bonanza incumbent president patrice tell on has won a 2nd term and an election marred by violence the versatile out early results show the tell all received 86 percent of that vote but according to official desert just off of eligible voters turned out and address has more now from cotton or south of
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the southern coast. the governor is in by the election commission brought out a few dozen supporters of the president thank you for joining me on to the streets of madrid all. this victory the. generally. the results are just like any way by the much. for you tonight. here in. this particular election.
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will turn into the pandemic now and south korea has reported more than 700 new cars it 1000 cases that's the highest daily rise since january health experts are warning that a 4th wave is naming as custom spread from us all to more than a dozen regions and cities that's despite strict social distancing rules health experts blaming complacency and increased activity during spring correspondent rob brad is in seoul for us south korea singhalese costa infections where all the is happening. that's right this does seem to be a troubling trend that is happening literally across south korea and it is being blamed in part at least on the weather in the last week or 2 we have seen an awful lot of spring sunshine that has led to a lot more south koreans travelling which seems then to have resulted in these
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clusters we have a similar pattern at the end of last year back in last november there was a spell of good weather we had an awful lot of domestic travel which then seemed was being blamed for what became the 3rd wave of infection here in south korea last december so the authorities here are concerned that we could be on the verge now possibly of a 4th wave it has to be said that we're still talking about relatively small numbers and there is still largely quite good compliance and cooperation everybody here still wears mask but the authorities here have accepted that there is a level of fatigue after more than a year of this and that we are seeing that translated now into a certain relaxation basically people aren't taking the kinds of precautions that they once did and rather of course south korea was doing so well those months ago with managing everything that they didn't even feel pressured to roll out that scenes really quickly i mean that's clearly changed. that is
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a real concern here yes you have small level a level of infection but also a very small level of immunity because south korea seemingly was on top of this it didn't have to rush into a vaccination campaign it had time to wait to see how vaccines were being rolled out in other parts of the world so we're now in a very relatively slow methodical organized rollout of vaccines but we didn't start vaccinating here in south korea until the end of february and now when a population of 52000000 only one of the quarter 1000000 people so far have been vaccinated and the authorities here are not expecting to get anywhere near herd immunity before the end of the year which means until then we have a population that is relatively vulnerable to any new waves of infection. there with all the latest for us from seoul thank you sam. well meanwhile the top infectious disease experts in the united states says
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a poor as an administrator the johnson and johnson vaccines that were allowed time to investigate rare cases of severe blood clotting the suspension recommended by u.s. regulators also prompted europe to delay its rollout and south africa has suspended use of the vaccine project reports. it was heralded as a big step forward out of the pandemic the johnson and johnson vaccine easier to administer just one shot and cheaper than the other approved vaccines but now federal authorities are urging health care providers to hold off on using it the reason of the 6800000 people who have received this vaccine 6 people have developed blood clots one died another is in critical condition critics say the federal response is an overreaction you've already heard from 6 o'clock of this very rare or your usual out of 6.8 almost 7000000 rocks nations a word that's less than one in
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a 1000000. compared to how she's going to go that is 10 times lower you found where . in germany and 4 times. lower than where she found. these type of blood clots show up in the unvaccinated population between $2.00 to $14.00 people per 1000000 in the united states every year but authorities here at the f.d.a. say it's the combination of this type of blood clot and low platelets that is raise the alarm because if doctors don't know to ask if you had the johnson and johnson vaccine they can give the wrong treatment and that can be fatal officials are urging people to keep an eye out for symptoms pay attention do you have symptoms headache you have shortness of breath chest discomfort do you have anything that resembles a neurological syndrome and obviously if you have something as serious as a seizure. that's pretty clear but there is concern that this will only further
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increase vaccine hesitancy with more than a 3rd of people telling pollsters they will wait to take the shot or take it only if it is required and many say they simply won't take it ever officials say they expect the delay to last just days and the biden administration says it won't impact their overall goal for how many shots are administered but what they uncover about this could have a huge impact on the rest of the globe as many countries are counting on this vaccine to get them past the pandemic pedicle hane al-jazeera silver spring maryland went to brazil senate has agreed to launch a congressional inquiry into the government's handling of this pandemic and some most severe political consequences yet the president i also know as approach to private 19 has repeatedly downplayed its impact and undermined restrictions imposed by state governments the virus has now killed more than 358000 people and brazil that's the 2nd highest death toll in the wild after the u.s. . there are argentina as now reporting
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a record number of new cases with more than 27000. on tuesday alone but with millions facing difficulties for a 3rd on the table the government is still reluctant to impose more restrictions to raise the bar ports now from one is area. food is a human right to say this people in the center of what a sight is the government in argentina's capital to demand more government help to act as we separate us is poverty rates are on the rice and millions of people are struggling to survive. we understand the way out is with work in the we're in a complex situation but there are resources the government will have to choose whether to continue paying for foreign did it would take care of those people that can barely make ends meet the pandemic poses a major challenge for argentina the government is already assisting over $10000000.00 people with food and cash handouts but the economy has deteriorated rapidly the country is struggling to paid for in debt and still every day around
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20000 new infections are confirmed. there is an evening curfew here in the capital and access to public transport is limited but authorities are reluctant to declare another full lockdown like they did last year fearing the consequences that my come from closing the economy completely. there's no social margin to shut down everything there are lots of people that don't eat meat if they don't work the government has fewer tools than they did last year and that's why it's crucial that exploring the vaccination campaign they cannot focus only on restrictions because there is no support and there is need on the street even though argentina has one of the strongest public health care systems in latin america is due to sions and workers here are under stress the rising factions in this past week have known i don't want to fight as i have to be in some low pay so they're already trying pay for the other area north of hope but i demand there have been waiting for hours to
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go inside an emergency room and daniel o'donnell is a construction worker and says he rushed to the hospital because he was feeling ill . my throat hurts my back hurts i have difficulty breathing i've been waiting for a while to see a doctor but experts say this is the beginning of a 2nd wave with a long winter ahead and scars resources are evaluating when is the best time to shut down. i just want to. hold the countdown is on it's now 100 days until the take care and i'm fixed again after being delayed here by the score and a virus pandemic officials have held a ceremony to mark that occasion organizers insist that the games all safe to go ahead despite a rise in cases that japan's major cities are currently under a stricter restrictions to prevent outbreaks. well the world health organization is
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meanwhile calling for an end to the sale of wild mammals at food markets to help stop future outbreaks it says ending the trade could prevent new diseases from emerging they recall the 1st known cases of corona virus in china were linked to a food market where wild animals were sold the w.h.o. says animals are the source of 70 percent of new infectious diseases in humans. that this is al jazeera and these are the headlines police have used tear gas and flash grenades to disperse protesters and incense and ministers and demonstrators rally there for a 3rd night against the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man on sunday the officer who shot dante right and the police chief both resigned and fishes at the scene for us in brooklyn santa can see. the community years.


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