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holding the powerful to account as we examined, the us is roll in the world. on al jazeera ah civilians fraid from a besieged steel plant in mary paul head to safety, after injuring wakes of russian bombardments. ah, hello, i am emily anglin. this is al jazeera, alive from dough house are coming up. paying in roubles isn't an option. a u energy ministers won't made russia's demands on gas and oil payments. e del fit celebrations, turn violent in ethiopia. we have the latest from addis ababa plus. welcome back to new zealand. visitors from 60 countries are free to fly in again. after 2 years of
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a coven closure we start the program with the evacuation of civilians from east in ukraine where russia is intensifying its bombardment. around 100 civilians who escaped the as of styles still works in mary. a poll on sunday, heading to the city of separation. further evacuations from nearby towns are also underway, alexia bryan reports crawling out of the rubble of muddy pulse as of style steel plant and finally on their way to safety. these people have been sheltering and bunkers and tunnels underneath the complex, as it came under continuous bombardment by russian forces. i mean, we've been waiting here for 2 months with the evacuation was part of what the united nations called a safe passage operation during a temporary cease fire agreed by russia and ukraine. this lou sold out,
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the soldiers came and escorted the 1st 11 people out. those who were seriously ill had asthma or needed insulin. and also 3 of us randomly more than 40 people, including little children, are left there up to a 1000 civilians and 2000 ukrainian fighters. i believe to have ended up inside the plant surrounded by russian forces in the last ukrainian held territory. and the port city people who were evacuated, spoke of the terror they experienced and of having to live in darkness for more than 60 days. because when the shell started landing out of a star, i thought my heart would stop and i would not survive it. a ukrainian commander still in the bunker. it says there's not enough water. and the air smells of decomposing bodies. you're medusa. sure. oh, glad, separate ordered. so i hope the evacuations will continue. will help our government and a 3rd party, the un mission. the red cross will all try to evacuate all civilians,
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not only from the plans, but from ru paul in general. i also hoped to evacuate all the injured and killed use of accurate all soldiers who are here now for those now free relief, but also grief for who and what they may have lost. and through when you cook with you, there is no house anymore. of course, there isn't. who do you all the time we spent in the bunker, they were bombing mother, you're pull authority, say a 100000 people remained and what's left of the city with hundreds more below ground at the steel works. a factory that's become a symbol of ukrainian resistance. alex o'brien al jazeera, her abdel ha made is even as every year where it's hugged, evacuated from mary paul will arrive in the next 24 hours. there's still quite a bit away there still in russian controlled, occupied territory rather. ah,
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it's moving very slowly. and that's because that's as at several stages they have to stop or they have to be checked again. and these are russian check boys. they have to go through a filtration center where the russians have to vet every single person coming out. so it is an extremely long process. and if you recall, i mean the u. n. and the red cross conway haven't arrived in or you pull on saturday. and it's only she day that there is some movement and only about a 100 to a $120.00 civilians. of those that were in the, as of south steel plug are coming out, we still don't know how many us still inside is relieved. maybe this they were up to a 1000. so maybe 900 are still in there is all quite fluid. i spoke earlier to the mayor of more, you will, who is his upper region. he said to me, well,
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today is the big day of evacuations because apart from the un called voided, everybody here is waiting for, ah, it is also not a evacuation that is happening. is been facilitated again by the un and the red cross. but those are for people who are outside of the of the plant civilians. we live in different areas of where you pull a meeting point has been announced and buses have been sent to that meeting point. but we still don't know if that convoy is actually going to be on the move. anytime soon. a humanist is meeting in brussels, st. rushes demand for payments in rubles for oil and gas cannot be met under any circumstances. the blocks energy commissioner, countries simpson asked companies to, to pay a gas problem in a few days to consider other options. we have explains that payments. and reuben sleep, re clear preach of sanctions as they provide assets for the operation of the central
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bank. nevertheless, many europe and companies are to, to make the next payment to gas from in meet may and are trying to understand what they should do. and we need to give them that clarity that bank rubles through the conversion mechanics managed by the russian public authorities. and a spectrum dedicated account, and gust from bank is a violation of the sanctions and cannot be accepted. so many. kane has been following developments from berlin. hello there, john. what were the main sticking points for energy ministers? well, we heard it there from the commissioner, realistically, there was this demand placed on what was referred to by the russian government as hostile states that they had to pay for their gas supply in roubles. and we know
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that the use position going back some time. now, since that statement was made by the president in moscow, letting me put in about the requirement for paying and rubles, that, that should not take place. that the view was consistent. that from the use perspective contracts, which referred to dollars and euro's as the currency to be paid, should be honored in full in that way. so the question then was, well, what about those countries who are really concerned about the potential for their gas to be switched off unilaterally? as we know, has been the threat to the bulgarians and the polls. now we know that those 2 countries have said they do not feel that they are suffering shortages right now. their concern is further into the future. we know, for example, that elected officials in sophia, the capital level gary have said they have no problems in terms of gas for may. their concern is further into the future. the one saving grace from their
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perspective. and it's the same in poland and it is a view expressed by other member states is that we are now entering way in the european spring. the summer season is not far off. the need for central heating via gas is not there any more. so that the danger, as it were not as great as it would be or would have been had this happened months ago in the european winter. chris sticking points, countries who are really concerned that if gas gets switched off, how do they replace that? what damage might it cause their economy and terminate? how the you deal with it's either reliance on ration energy in the long 10. in one sense, this idea of how to divest itself from the e u. perspective, all this great reliance on russian energy has been already polarizing issue for the year. we know already that the commission has said its ambition. it's target,
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if you will, is to reduce its dependence on russian energy. all sources. why 2 thirds in the course of this year, now there are those who say that that's not quick enough, but the problem is have they go about achieving it. so there are lots of different strands to this. the ones that really stand out. the 1st one is to bring in liquid natural gas from other gas suppliers that would be from the united states, from the state of qatar, perhaps from australia to. but that can only cover a certain amount of the amount of energy coming in from russia than there are also what's called green hydrogen, other environmentally more environmentally friendly ways to generate energy, which the u says are realistic and can be used in a more holistic sense. for the longer term, the problem here is that there are those countries who look at those sorts of suggestions and say, that's all well and good. but it's not going to account for the fact that we have
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so much gas coming in from russia and those countries, hungary, austria, and to a certain extent, germany to which is why the one thing that we didn't hear very much talk about at whole coming from brussels was the idea of an embargo on russian natural gas. any time soon? we'll watch this space. thank you very much. dominic kind with all the days has live from berlin. on the ground in ukraine. official say russian rockets have again struck a strategically important bridge in the south. west is unclean. if the bridge remains open, it's the only road and rallying from odessa across the denice to river extreme, it's been already targeted twice by russian strikes. civilians are not just leaving mary paul in your crime, child stratford is outside of the div car on the front line in eastern parts of the country is seen what the situation is like for residents, flaying that town was quite as, as we went in, but a lot of destruction,
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lot of the buildings destroyed and some very terrified people as well that have been living in a bunker in the center of town. and we asked them, as you can imagine, what their plans were now and how it felt to be to be evacuated after having spent so many days in this bunker. one, dear old lady wellings, her eighties, utterly distraught, breaking down, saying, please, we just need to move now. i don't want to die. other younger people, there are a young couple saying that the only plan that they had in place was to get as quickly as possible out of f d of co. that group now will be taken over basically a 3 day journey across ukraine to a shelter in the west of ukraine. and from there on, i mean it's, it's basically up to the individuals as to whether they stay in ukraine, whether they indeed have anything organized that fall back from the frontline. as
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for other fighting across the front, it's the usual towns that we've been reporting about. and from in recent days, towns like leman towns like is young towns like cam, barry on cover. these are all places where russia is trying to mount a big serge, that's according to the ukrainian military towards the areas of soviets. it has been quite in the area that we've been in over the last hour or so. but literally in the last few minutes, we've heard heavy shelling coming from the east while in the north of ukraine. demetrius give aski is a civilian fighter in china. him, he says the priority in that region is building defenses. when you try to stand that rash and can start to track it from our re john and wall for they continue to bomb our border. mostly of the fighter with, with ration stamps, with the wrongest leg heavily. and they're all main
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responsibility is the fight army technical off rush them and also their troops. we need to understand that the russian can start the attacker in the any time people try to go back home. but many of the private test on the board was draw it. so for now we have a problem with the with building materials. so many people just cannot to start to reconstruct their falls. my russian foreign minister say i love has cause controversy by suggesting nazi later at of hitler had a jewish roots that's from to israel to some rushes ambassador for talks. lab rove also said the ukrainian president's jewish heritage doesn't contradict moscow's claims. the country is run by nazis. he added that some of the worst anti semi od
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choose claims that hitler was pot. jewish is a theory widely dismissed by historians to other world news now and muslims around the world as celebrating the 1st day of age and future, marking the end of the holy month of ramadan. in a few of his capital, addis ababa morning, pres, celebrating 8. have ended in violence protested through stones of government buildings and police who then fired back with t. guess they're angry about violence in the north. so there's late to the depths of muslims in the city of gone down. ethiopia, and journalists, samuel get a show is in the capital with move. this was on each celebration that's been happening in this sob. may god open space square named moscow, square, hundreds and thousands of people do attend. if you not just occupy the space of the square but the goal, they stretch all the way to you know, some of the neighborhoods in the bully area. the push
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a bully and want from it. there was, according to the i d, some of a police ad, there were a young people throwing stones and in light of what happened in the corner, a town of wonder and i'm her region, which they felt that the muslims have been targeted. in particular, 21 was limbs were allegedly killed of why christians, they alleged and that's why they were throwing stones and really destroying properties according to the ethiopian government. but the top end security decided to use tier gus who tried to bring this, you know, up a young people under control. and there has been lots of people that have been injured. there hasn't been any a, you know, any one that have died so far according to the german government. but there are many, many children that have been missing in the government and the local organizations on tried to unite this children to their families. and what is should be
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a holy day for the muslims in ethiopia. thousands of palestinians have also man to eat al, fit her by attending prayers at the l. oxen most compound in occupy the east jerusalem tension has been high in recent wings following incursions by far right ocean nationalists, jewish groups, stephanie decker reports from the entrance to the l. oxer compound. the main prayer is about to take place were outside the entrance of your lock, them all the way home pound and lions gate. and as you can see, thousands and thousands of thousands of people had been arriving here throughout the morning, starting from around 4 o'clock in the morning. now making our way inside the compound to carry out their prayers to none with net and we always prayed to god for peace and to lift the suffering of our youth. and we had a lot of people killed many martyrs. sadness is killing our hot spots. it's thanks
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to god who gave us aid to celebrates with happiness and to also pray for peace with a small one. so he'd prayers have finished and have paul sto without incident. you can now see the large crowd making their way out of the, along the most compound. they'll be heading home, spending the next 3 days celebrating ead with their families that have been tensioned here over the last couple of weeks, particularly when it comes to the access of the far right. ultra nationalist, jewish groups accessing the luxembourg compound and calling for the right to prayer, sometimes even actively attempting prayers on the site. this is forbidden, under the status quo, which is agreed upon between israel and jordan, which is the custodian of the site and seen qsi provocative to palestinians. interesting. on the political level. jordan, israel will be meeting after he'd to discuss this exact point. you've also had math liter. yes. in war add to that same deluxe is a red line and this could no longer continue, but away from politics. it's
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a day that's paused very peacefully, tens of thousands, making their way here to attend 8 prayers, as we say. now we'll be heading home to celebrate with our family. still head on al jazeera, we look at the dangers based. my journalist trying to report on you again is crackdown ah, the winds been up along with the dust and the sand sandstorms been around coming out normally of north africa, or libya in egypt and then towards parts of the levant, or even further south. yes, there is a case in point. these are pictures from sunday in baghdad, forcefully. several people, several 100 people hospitalized because of that, you got a day off on tuesday with the winds backing off, but they are equally strong than in northern parts of sadie and egypt. so the
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chances are repeat performance for that as within hot air. so jerusalem in beirut represent fairly high temperatures. the hot air replaces everything, moves east was by a dropping and fresher weather. so don't let 21 on the 11th levant on coast, but it's hot ahead of it. the winds up again on wednesday. the could bit of a dust storm in baghdad. good news for you've been waiting for the rain in tropical africa, particularly in kenya. i know many have with the wind turning rad along the coast bank, i got to see that this is introducing enough moisture so day the now there are a big thunderstorms in northern tons of air, kenya, somalia, at ethiopia. now for many of course, that will mean flashed particularly in somalia for many more it will be the long awaited rains have broken, not everywhere, but more frequently than of late. ah frank assessments, what are the political risks of batting russian oil?
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a gas for western leaders will sanctions on russian energy exports such informed opinions, france is not abandoning to fight against yet is still reserved media debt. going to be acting from nisha and from chad critical debate. could china actually help in russia's invasion of ukraine in depth analysis of the days global headlines inside story on al jazeera? ah ah. hello, you want to 0? he's a reminder of ant up stories. the sound, russia has reportedly resumed shelling b as of style still works in mary a pulse following the evacuation of civilians.
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about 100 people have been freed, hiding underground community 2 months. the un and red cross the coordinating the operation with the cranium and russian forces. meanwhile, ukrainian officials say strategically important bridge in the south west has been hit by russian rocket. the bridge provides the army road and rounding from odessa to the other side of the denise estuary morning, prayed, celebrating aid ended in violence in the 80 ivan capital addis ababa protest is throw stones at government buildings and the tensions are high after the death of more guns in the northern city of last point the un secretary general has called for a return to civilian ru, following military coups and became a fast, so gimme and marlene and tony could tear is made his appeal in this year on the 2nd day of his 3 stop visit to west africa. he also urged debt relief and great
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investment to help african economies recover from the pandemic. he's due to make families in the so how region scarred by attacks on to so seriously. in all honesty, i've seen with great distress, the coo and molly, then with even greater distress, the 2nd cou. i'm convinced we need to keep engaging with molly. that's what we're doing. and i hope it will be possible to have an agreement between molly, an echo was to agree on an acceptable time for transition period, and that molly is reintegrated within the echo. last framework. i don't comment on measures taken by others. what i want is molly, to have the flexibility to agree with x, y, and bring no morality in this country. and i'm sure it'll solve all the other issues. i report. nicholas hock is in synagogue capital to com, and has more on the un shapes message. he's reiterating the warning people in the
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region of this triple crisis, food energy, and also finance, which he says are the fall out of the crisis in russia and ukraine. there's been doubling of prices of basic necessities that a sugar or wheat. and this has really badly affected a region where most people live on less than $2.00 a day. but again, he reiterated the need for a return to civilian rule in a region where there's been a series of unprecedented crews in the region, whether it be in guinea in burkina faso. in, in molly more recently, molly, home to the biggest and the most expensive un peacekeeping operation, a $1000000000.00 a year. and where more un peacekeepers have died than any previous mission while he chose not to go to molly, but he dressed molly in his press conference conference, a country that is under section from the west african body echo was there borders or shut
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a country that is increasingly isolated the he's trying to draw the attention that what's happening in europe will affect people in africa, specifically on the food shortage front front and the looming famines that could happen in the region. as a result, that's why he's going to visit those displace through wanda's government says a law suit against it by the family of a man who inspired the hollywood film hotel. rwanda is baseless pole, recessive. again, his family is suing for $400000000.00. they say he was lowered from his home in the us to be imprisoned and then tortured in kigali is currently serving 25 years in jail to terrorism. elanda colo. the one in government, folk person has defended the states actions. she will do it because the subject of an arrest warrant, he was part of a law enforcement operation to do i have to wonder where he was arrested and he was charged with very serious charges. alongside 20 other co accused, they received
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a truck back a fair trial where very comprehensive, the overwhelming evidence was presented, and he was convicted of leading, supporting an armed group, made up of jealousy, death from the r c, who killed wanderings eclipse. 9 of them. the youngest of almost 13 and he's not serving 25 years in prison after it's very judicial process including journalists. and again, to say it's increasingly difficult for them to do their jobs because of a government crackdown on dissent. human rights group say it's part of a long running repression of critical voices. room matessa has moved for these journalists working again that is frustrating and sometimes dangerous. in march, the independent online tv station was rated by security official journalists were rated for what the government called fiber, stalking and offensive communication. some say they were tortured before being
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released on bail. anything in regards to broadcast was picking anything regards to office equipment from computers to even mia paperwork even receipts me everything with its for fuel. i mean everything was taken. that's why it was closed and it was as moving around new fine. in fact, i am sure you saw our team as you do as it seems, i'd have reception, we would do anything. right group, the keys president julia mas, 70 government of silencing critics, was saying he has been in power since 1986. the opposition say he has become increasingly authoritarian, cracking down on the voices of descent and harassing independent media outlets that it causes the tax on july. i think shia. very appreciate the critical that media plays in a democracy where the trinity and government tend to think that once generally. so
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media house carries the story that he's in their favor, the fighting them. and again, it's them. they do not appreciate the going what is holding lead on to account by exposing much growth, misuse of office and power. again, as government says, it is not trying to muscle the press, but journalists, county allowed to publish false news, commit libel, and fuel incitement. they are not going to come to ignore the media, how or generally, because they are. so you're talking about if there is of grain, i'm the security forces going in there may not targeting that agenda. but some janice in uganda feel the state is targeting them and they say more needs to be done to respect people's rights to freedom of speech and expression. how to melissa auditor. new zealand is allowing kerosene for the 1st time, and nearly 2 years travelers from about 60 countries can now visit without having to isolate a quarantine. as our car runs,
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reports a war mile re welcome to collins airport. not one separated by the pandemic. finally, reunited with relief, all round off to the listing of some of the world's toughest border restriction. i have been a long been 2 years in suspension of just wondering if and when and never knowing if the moment was even going to come looking for your safety there. we started without knowing if we'd ever see each other. the vaccination of more than 80 percent of the population led to the gradual easing of the restriction. we marked another big moment and every connection with the world with our borders. reopening to visit is from reason why the countries welcoming again. tours from the we say u. k. japan, germany, canada, korea, and singapore. in addition,
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there is holding existing visited visas from any country, and the girls can also travel here from today. citizens were 1st allowed to return home in march, followed by australians last month, and now expanded to 60 other countries including many in europe. but travelers must be fully vaccinated and have a negative p. c r, test visitors from india, china. another non waiver countries remain banned. the government type seizing of travel restrictions will help provide the economy that relies heavily on the 3000000 tourists who visited annually before the pandemic. despite protests against the strict lat sounds and limited quarantine slots, the key re stuck abroad. the government has credited the relatively low code the death toll to its strict no tolerance policy. and all the pandemic hasn't been did yet. life in many a new zealand is returning to something like normality. long last thought a height of al jazeera. going to says it will begin the world's longest non stop
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flights from sidney to london in 3 years time. the airlines ordered 12 a bus, a $350.00 jets for the ultra long whole service called project sunrise. passengers will be in the air for around 20 hours for the 17000 kilometers journey. direct flights from stratford to new york are also plan. ah, hello, are you watching out 0? these are the stories we're following. this. our russia has reportedly resumed shelling the as of style still works in mary. a poll following the evacuation of civilians. about 100 people have been afraid after hiding underground from nearly 2 months. the un and red cross, coordinating the.


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