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need foreign volunteers helping to fight it's russian backed separatists and 1st minneapolis now louisville kentucky u.s. attorney general announces another investigation into policing out of last year's killing of brianna tate. palestinian leaders have welcomed a report accusing israel of crimes against humanity human rights watch says israel is practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians the israeli foreign ministry has dismissed a report a spice and baseless how a faucet reports from occupied east jerusalem. and to palestinian racism was on show in jerusalem last week with hundreds of israeli far right artists chanting death to arabs the far right thanks to electoral alliance. sponsored by the prime
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minister now has a foothold inside parliament but it is new report human rights watch makes a broader accusation that the israeli government itself practices apartheid and persecution and we started looking at it we saw the reality in which a single government rules of the road the area between the jordan river and the train you see roughly 6800000 jewish israelis and 6 for you. and across these areas is really authorities systems. and ultimately privileged jewish israelis the report focuses on 4 arenas in israel where it says palestinian israeli citizens are discriminated against particularly in terms of land use. in the occupied west bank where palestinians unlike israeli settlers a subject to military law and where settlers have preferential access to land resources and building permits in hamas controlled gaza from which palestinians a barred exit to live in the west bank or east jerusalem and in occupied east
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jerusalem where unlike israeli citizens palestinians can have their residency status revoked this is the 2nd high profile report this year that is accused israel of practicing apartheid in january the israeli rights group said the israeli government was an acting jewish supremacist policies in the occupied palestinian territories and inside israel itself israel is again rejecting such charges its foreign ministry saying human rights watch is known to have a long standing anti israeli agenda actively seeking for years to promote boycotts against israel their decision not to share this report for review or comment with any israeli authorities is clear indication that it is a propaganda pamphlet which lacks all credibility but critics point to the $2800.00 nation state law which defined national self-determination as quote unique to the jewish people and to the fact that for several months last year israel's prime minister was advocating a permanent. next ation of nearly
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a 3rd of the occupied west bank. this is a very important report on israel practicing apartheid policies the should be the position of the international community as it was with south africa and this should be punishment against the occupation human rights watch says with no viable peace process in place the situation has gone from temporary occupation to permanent domination it's calling on the international criminal court to investigate its obligations are a force that al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem and need a brain has more from ramallah on some of the issues highlighted by the report. we were here in in front of the palestinian civil authority where many protesters were trying to lobby the palestinian authority to push israel to give their spouses palestinian i.d.'s a palestinian passports to be able to live together in one geographical area this is one area that the report has talked about the fact that israel controls the
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population registry and that it doesn't allow many palestinians from arab nationals or even internationals when they marry a people from when palestinians marry people from outside they don't allow them to get to the unification papers they don't allow them to get i.d.'s and passports and this is one element that the report mentioned but for many palestinians they would tell you that this is the reality on the ground these this is the real daily live under the israeli occupation policies many of them upset have told us that they're glad that the international community some groups are stepping up and showing that israel is indeed implementing 2 systems for 2 people but for them this is a reality that they have long known. in other news the world health organization says sri nuke over 1000 variants that are present in india may have contributed to the latest it also says large public gatherings may be to blame for the crisis
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a devastating 2nd wave is overwhelming india's hospitals and come a toy along with a shortage of medicine and oxygen new cases a state above 300000 for the 6th day and the health ministry has reported another 2 fouls and 771 deaths the surge has left families and patients pleading for oxygen outside hospitals health officials in new delhi and neighboring states have been making calls and posting appeals on twitter seeking emergency supplies the government has called for help from the military which will release oxygen supply from its reserves retired medical personnel will also provide help australia has now joined a growing list of countries that have banned or restricted flies from india a shipment of medical aid is the 1st to arrive while the us is lifting a ban on sending raw materials abroad allowing india to make more of the astra zeneca vaccine our correspondent elizabeth has more from new delhi. despite the
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international aid pouring in we've seen it coming in the last few days the world health organization has said that they are preparing to send 4000 oxygen called some traitors deadly leader. has said that they're planning to set up tens of oxygen generation plants we continue to see those pictures of hospitals oxygen stockists 2 timelines full of desperate people trying to find beds and oxygen supplies for their loved ones which is why the announcement from the delhi government on tuesday that they are setting up. a covert health facility in a 5 star hotel for the delhi high court judges and their families that announcement hasn't been received very well now this was at the request of the delhi high court and there has been backlash on social media with people asking if it's a joke when people dying outside of hospitals because there aren't enough beds and there isn't enough oxygen despite all the some cases rising the nominee in states
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including with the we have leaders with the predations chief minister yogi that to not saying that there are no shortages despite people dying there because they can't find beds and oxygen and asking government officials are asking police officers to take action against hospitals which put up signs saying they confident patients because of a lack of oxygen to investigate whether they're doing that to create panic this is hospital directors and doctors all over the country breaking down because they don't have the resources to save lives. saying is from the foundation which is a non-governmental organization he says his group is with requests for oxygen supply and medical assistance. i compared with the force with we were getting on it best in a month to be getting 15000 requests a new day on headline a move the court. ordered would be an instagram and we did as well. on
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a daily basis we're getting under posting beeping waiting otay don't head office you know lining up folks didn't see the middle part of the quest from daily the national guard and legion the 2nd being modest and then we get the dish. we are not this one community in the uk but other states as well making us work and banning the normal general public getting it for 20000 rupees if they're lucky and we obviously have a better part on it and we're lucky enough to have a strong where we can get people to give it to them it definitely makes my job an orkin difficult it takes it on him and he had to reel in one night a blank. but you know we do face issues every day and we have been asked to to move one of the 3 that we would we barely mentioned that you know our ducks are being detained or what's the jinn and you know that is the delay because of the because russia is warning it will do whatever is necessary to ensure security along
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its borders it follows weeks of escalating tension between moscow and ukraine with russia amassing thousands of children along their shared frontier a daughter there with joe on thursday russia says actions by the u.s. and nato are behind an increasing military threat i.e. craniums president saddam is lenski says he expects to meet russia's vladimir putin soon in a bid to end the conflicts in eastern ukraine since it began 7 years ago foreign volunteers have traveled to the region to find on both sides john stratford reports on the frontline village of she offered me a where he met a fighting from georgia. gotcha is a georgian war veteran in eastern ukraine the conflict here is something he recognizes because russia has also supported separatists in 2 breakaway regions of georgia. in 2008 the russian army invaded to support their independence bid. the sound of shells exploding reverberates across the fields.
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says russian banks separatists farrant ukrainian army positions near here almost every day. did you hear that he says they're foreign 120 millimeter caliber weapons he takes us to the frontline village of. every building was either damaged or completely destroyed during fighting in 2015. russia did many bad things to us in georgia they occupied our territory as they have done here in ukraine i'm not against the russian nation or people but that politics is a very dirty game that. georgian volunteers like got just started coming to ukraine to fight russian back separatists at the start of the conflict in 20142 years later the self-styled georgian national legion was incorporated into the ukrainian army.
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analysts say russia has encouraged and supported territorial disputes in ukraine as it did in georgia to hinder the 2 countries from joining nato. me at the can we georgian is know what it means when your dignity and liberty is taken the ukrainians helped us and now it's our turn to help them they told us during our war that if we didn't start russia and georgia then we would eventually have to stop them in ukraine they predicted this would happen and they were right. the sound of gunshots could be heard every few minutes. the morning started with shelling and now they are trying to provoke us to shoot back and find out our positions this ukrainian soldier tells us there are around 50 georgians that are working with the ukrainian army right the way along the front line the army here the smalling very nervous they want to allow us to progress any further up this road because in the
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last half an hour or so we've heard what they describe as a fire targeting a position very close to here. both sides accuse each other of violating a 2015 cease fire agreement most every day. cleans his weapon before going back to his checkpoint he says defending ukraine he's juicy and he won't be returning to georgia any time soon charles trafford al-jazeera shirakawa eastern ukraine. phil ahead on al-jazeera a growing standoff between saudi arabia and levanon automata family is caught in the middle and mexico is experiencing its way strategy decades we'll take a look at how people are coping with that tryst.
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with the. sponsored plan qatar airways have your spells of showers towards southern areas of china and that will continue to be the case but really the bulk of the activity going on toward areas of northern thailand laos and cambodia now particularly heavy showers for southern areas of china as we just mentioned hong kong getting into some of the showers and other areas of southern china about $56.00 millimeters of rain over the last 24 hours a pretty good helping of rain and that rain has also been concentrated over the pearl river the rain continues on wednesday we start to see a push through into japan as well so a soggy forecast ahead for south asia the story here is temperatures building and we do have somewhat weather coming along the western gantz coast but again really the heat stretching from the region of punjab break through to west bengal temperatures are ads or above 40 degrees so take
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a look at the 3 day forecast for delhi $43.00 it's not going to be record breaking but these temperatures are well above average temperatures are also well above average into parts of the middle east's for turkey we're going to get up to $26.00 degrees by the time wednesday rolls around that record breaking but above seasonal . qatar airways. 3 year investigation into the pro-gun lobby i believe it is being really going to. reveal secret see you want to point. out there will be people out there you know. and connections some don't want to expose sneak in legacy media. shoot. documents with my al-jazeera investigations houses sell a massacre on al-jazeera. the all.
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of them back a recap of our top stories on al-jazeera human rights watch is accusing israel of crimes against humanity practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians alice new leaders have welcomed the report while these really foreign ministry has dismissed the findings it's the world health organization says 3 new cope with 1000 variants that are present in india may have contributed to the latest surge in cases more than 330000 new infections that been reported for the 6th consecutive day. one of myanmar's rebel groups says it's captured and burnt down an army outpost near the thai border the camp is in an area controlled by the karen
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national union the group is a vocal opponent of the army which sees power in a call in february thousands of people have recently fled corrent states after air strikes by myanmar's military scott haidar has more from bangkok. it took place right at the beginning of the day on tuesday even before sunrise and that was an attack on this outpost this myanmar army locally known as the tatmadaw outpost the can you use small arms and it appears as some mortars there and then what they said what they did is they overran this outpost and then they burnt it to the ground and now what this is an indication of is the uptick in violence we've seen between the cain knew and its forces ethnic army forces there in the caribbean area controlled area against the tatmadaw now this has been going on you know it's really kind of kicked up since the coup on february 1st but this is a fight that's been going on for decades but obviously right now it can you has thrown their support behind the protest movement that is against the coup that is against the junk that now rules myanmar they've joined other ethnic armies and
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other ethnic groups who have said also that they are supporting the the protest movement and actually even talked about a national unity government being part of that and the possibly an army beyond that so what this is is a sin a small attack that was a symbol i guess that some say they can you is sending to the tatmadaw that they are still there they are still part of this organization this idea i should say to remove them from power what's going to be interesting in what some people are saying is that retaliate that is going to be expected over the coming days because of this attack on the outpost but that this was an attack they released it was meant to send a signal but it's part of the ongoing uptick in violence along this territory that it really just borders right right along with thailand. at least one person has been killed during protests in chad's capital troops have been deployed and security forces have used tear gas to break up demonstrations against
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a new military transition council protesters set ties on fire and gunshots were heard opposition groups are against the military's appointment of a new prime minister the military council to president idriss deby staff last week . the u.s. attorney general has announced an investigation into the louisville police department in kentucky it follows last year's killing of brianna taylor a black woman shot in her home during a botched police raid rob reynolds reports. as protests over the police killing of andrew brown jr continue his family members were allowed to watch a snippet of police body camera video showing brown being shot repeatedly they were outraged by what they saw my dad. just by trying to save his own life you know he was not in no office he was not in no home of him at all. is messed up
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has happened. brown was killed on april 21st in elizabeth city north carolina by police serving a drug related arrest warrant. the killing sparked days of protests his relatives and their attorneys say brown posed no threat to officers as he tried to leave the scene in his vehicle and you had his hands on the stand will he was not reaching for anything he wasn't touching anything he wasn't funny thing about he had his hands firmly on the stand will have an absolute his vehicle shooting was 7 deputies have been placed on leave brown's family and protesters demand authorities released the full body camera videos from several officers walk in the family all of the video. the truth will come out. the video will be singing about the public and we will get justice for andrew
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brown jr. the by did ministration is under political pressure to make good on the president's pledges to pursue police reform and end racial disparities it announced on monday that it would conduct a sweeping investigation of the police department and local government in louisville kentucky following the police shooting of briana taylor a black woman in her home there last year it will determine whether l m p d engages in unconstitutional stops searches and seizures as well as whether the department unlawfully execute search warrants on private homes. it will also a sas whether l m p d engages in discriminatory conduct on the basis of race. in the days since former minneapolis police officer derrick chauvin was convicted of murdering george floyd
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11 months ago police around the u.s. have shot and killed at least half a dozen people leading to more nationwide cries for racial justice and reform rob reynolds al-jazeera. the european parliament is set to vote and for many ratified the post frank said trade agreement with the u.k. for months after it came into effect a deal was struck for struck just days before the end of the transition period last december has been in operation on a professional basis in senior year he came from mr boris johnson says his government is working very hard to secure the release of an iranian british woman sentenced to another year of prison in iran now as a means of gary radcliffe was found guilty of spreading propaganda against tehran obrenovac force from london. photos of a smiling and relieved nazanin cigar iraq left last month after have 5 year ordeal seemed nearly over having spent 4 years in jail she spent the final months of her
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prison sentence under house arrest at her parents' home in tehran wearing an ankle tac to monitor her movements but hope she might soon return to the u.k. were dashed by a new charge of making propaganda and now a guilty verdict which nelson and her husband emphatically rejects last time around were trying to court this time around with the sentence. saying you know we've watched this thing in front of you. we've clearly been and as collateral. and we are still. sick are iraqi for project manager with the charity the thomson reuters foundation was arrested a tehran airport in april 26th seen after visiting her parents she was later convicted on a national security charge an allegation she has always denied the new propaganda allegation dates back even further this new conviction relates to an event here at the iranian embassy in london back in 2009 a full 12 years ago and antigovernment protesters attended by now seen in iraq
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cliff at which she gave an interview to the b.b.c. persian service now as a men's friends and supporters are frankly astounded and appalled that it should be resurrected now for the purposes of this new criminal case in tehran and they fear that there are bigger forces at work here nazanin is one of a number of jewel nationals in iranian detention many observers draw a direct link to a 550000000 dollars debt owed by britain to iran for a consignment of chieftain tanks ordered before iran's islamic revolution which the u.k. never delivered it's also the issue of broader sanctions and iran's nuclear ambitions i don't think it's right at all that now is mean should be sentenced to any more time in. in jail i think that it was wrong with it's wrong that she's there in the 1st place and will be working very hard to secure release from
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iran and her ability to return to her family here in the u.k. just as we work for our national cases in iran now as an ins legal team have $21.00 days to appeal against her new conviction and they've already said that they will pull brennan al-jazeera london perrin's only female political prisoner has been released after 3 years. was sentenced and 29000 in stripped of her citizenship harry lease comes after weeks of protests announcing the navy conditions in jails has also been a coronavirus outbreak in a prison where she is being held in saudi arabia has suspended the import of fruit and vegetables from lebanon it says shipments are being used for drug smuggling after millions of pills were found in boxes of pomegranates zana harder reports. these farmers in lebanon are harvesting lettuce meant for households in saudi arabia but after the saudi government imposed
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a ban on lebanese produce they fear the agricultural sector will face a disaster saudi officials say the shipments are being used to smuggle drugs. yeah here there are thousands of it's an arbitrary decision and so we ask the saudis to reverse the ban we're not all drug dealers and smugglers you can't punish everyone . lebannon exports $400000.00 tons of agricultural produce every year one forest to saudi arabia and the wider gulf region it's millions of dollars for a country facing a deep economic and financial crisis. we don't export pomegranates investigations show the truck came from syria but yes you can argue the lebanese government is not doing its job there are no scanners at the borders with syria or at the ports corruption in governance has plagued this country for years there is little control along its borders whether with neighboring syria or at ports where smuggling is rampant and evasion of custom tax costs the state billions of dollars
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in revenues levanon has a long history of drug called the patient have trafficking the because bally is the source of opium and hashish production factories producing captagon pills have been discovered as well western drug agencies say the amphetamine is also widely manufactured in syria. the discovery of 5300000 captagon pills in saudi arabia was the latest drug bust coming from lebanon on the timing of the ban has raised the question if politics is at play this disengagement strategy that saudi arabia as well as the broader gulf has adopted views of 11 on is slowly turning into a more us engagement than a negative engagement strategy in that case the pressure on the lebanese government in saudi arabia whose influence in lebanon has waned in recent years is angered by what many see as the iranian backed hezbollah must control and influence in the country lebanon's leaders ordered the security services to crack down on drug
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smuggling and those behind it. decisions are not in the hands of the lebanese government but in the hands of hezbollah the smuggling routes are under its control it's always the port on the pole there is no state in lebanon there is a lot of uncertainty saudi arabia wants guarantees that what it calls a systematic smuggling operations and few here believe it will be easy to control the drug trade center whether beirut. and worsening drought in mexico is reaching critical levels of felonies in the capital say there hasn't been enough rain and that's led to some of the west conditions in ts. or some mexico city. on the outskirts of mexico's capital extreme drought conditions have forced locals to travel long distances in search of clean water. here in a cut that back it's mostly donkeys who haul water up the steep hillsides that a lever that we use it to wash dishes and to drink right now it's difficult to
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bring water up here and when i brought right now is for the whole day tomorrow i'll take another trip. it's the 3rd year in a row that a long dry spell has caused water shortages in central mexico few places are escaping the impact even the ancient wetlands of sochi media rich in culture history and biodiversity are under threat from the extreme drought which scientists say is affecting 85 percent of the country. scientists say climate change is altering rain patterns in the region the federal government says the drought conditions in at least 7 states are considered extreme. a drier climate has also meant more forest fires mexico's national disaster management agency says the 2021 fire season has been the most destructive in recent years. with supplies strained authorities in mexico city are urging all residents to do more to conserve. does
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a decent fundamental cause is to meet the world. consumption in the face of this drought that practically impacts the entire north central part of the country take extra precautions against forest fires. and as a drier hotter future looms experts predict natural water availability in the capital to fall by almost a 5th by 2050. 0 mexico city. again i'm fully back to the headlines on al-jazeera human rights watch is accusing israel of crimes against humanity practicing apartheid and persecution against palestinians palestinian leaders have welcomed the report while the israeli foreign ministry has dismissed the findings are a faucet has more from western or slam on their reaction from the israeli government is dismissing this report.


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