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everyone. thousands call for benjamin netanyahu is resignation in the largest protests to be at against his leadership. on down jordan the sound as they are a live from doha also coming up china stands on health workers to hong kong as the territory races to expand coronavirus testing. making do with makeshift homes we meet argentinians left out in the cold because of coronavirus. and we look at the legacy of the late cuban historian you say there lay out the mastermind of the restoration of our own have.
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called for the israeli prime minister to step down are growing louder for a 3rd week in a row thousands of demonstrators have gathered outside benjamin netanyahu is official residents demanding his resignation the rallies are the biggest in israel for a decade there's frustration that the government's handling of the corona virus outbreak last growing anger that netanyahu still in power while facing corruption charges that he's forced out the protesters early on sunday are a force that reports from westerners that. it's becoming a saturday night ritual in the square close to benjamin netanyahu official residence early evening and the policeman increasingly robust barricades by the protesters renew their demand that netanyahu leave office the so-called black flag movement has long insisted that a prime minister on trial for alleged corruption will step down they say the pandemic has brought new supporters to their cause hold it just right give us our
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flag in the face and made us wake up to the reality that. nothing is changing and we needed changing we need now the people are all over upset and they. stay in the house they don't have a war they don't have jobs they don't have food something. and are working up waking up the leaders have disappointed us and they didn't do their job so they grow up to contact with the citizens and now the citizens are coming together to make them i did do the job and go home i in recent weeks protesters have risked water cannon and arrest as well as threats of and actual physical assault by right wing groups the prime minister has labeled them anarchists complained himself of death threats and criticized the media for focusing on the demonstrations nonetheless the numbers on the street sunni risen
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saturday's protest in west jerusalem thought to be the biggest yet weeks and there is no sense of the momentum of these protests is slowing no sense that people may get tired of coming out onto the streets with such frequency the question is what effect all this will have on the political fortunes of the target of these protests the prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the coronavirus pandemic deep into its 2nd wave has seen unemployment top 20 percent with more than half of israelis worried about paying bills public trust in the prime minister has nearly carved suggests one poll to 29 percent less than you know who is denied persistent reports that he's considering pulling the plug on his fractious coalition with former rival benny gantz and going to elections once more when you have seen this kind of discontent in the street and when you have people that are really really protesting and really really calling for the end to his tenure it's not the time to go to elections he realizes this is going to be the greatest political risk that he's
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ever taken benjamin netanyahu is certainly no political newbie few a better versed in the tactics of holding on to power but the public pressure isn't . in a way this battle is far from over. al-jazeera west jerusalem. hong kong is making covert 19 testing free for its 7500000 residents as that where there's a 3rd wave of infections a team of lima technicians from mainland hong kong is heading to the territory hong kong's expo center has been turned into a makeshift hospital to deal with the increasing number of cases 125 new infections were reported on saturday the 11th day in a row cases have been triple digits difficult pollen has more now from hong kong. this is being called hong kong 3rd and deadliest wave previously hong kong had been able to contain the previous outbreaks quite quickly and quite successfully but this time they say the main issue is tracking and tracing they're having problems
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figuring out where those clusters are coming from and they are growing quite rapidly according to hong kong standards had been largely contained many are questioning why didn't the government prepare for this kind of an eventuality or even take measures to stop the following outbreak also many questions about why hong kong is reaching out to mainland china for expertise and for that help there there had been a rich the original original idea was to send these samples over to mainland china to help with testing and detecting who was at risk but there were also months there was much opposition to that saying that their peoples personal data would be sent across the border and also questions about the fact that they're bringing in mainland officials and mainland experts over here their questions about hong kong's data and people's personal surveillance issues here so there are many questions about this but the biggest question of all here is
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why is the mainland china being so involved in hong kong's affairs yet again and why is the hong kong government reaching out again across the border for help when it is something that the hong kong government should be able to contain themselves the number of corona virus infections across south africa has passed half a 1000000 but experts warn it's not yet peaked more than 10000 new cases in 148 deaths were confirmed on saturday health officials expect the crisis to be at its worst late this month or early september so africa has more than harmful for reported cases on the continent. australia's victoria state is set to step up a lot bound measures as it struggles to contain the spread of covert 19 health officials are expected to announce a significant increase in infections victoria is the epicenter of australia's outbreak and it's already reimposed a 6 week stay at home order australia's reported more than 17000 cases and 200 deaths japan is facing a resurgence in cope with 19 cases tokyo confirmed
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a record 472 infections on saturday and its governor says a state of emergency may need to be reimposed nor a burden has been. he is a traditional japanese art for hundreds of years old it's the 1st time it's ever been performed like the. number of films the limited. chess. unstick the social distancing rules on states. took years kabuki theater has opened for the 1st time in 5 months with strict guidelines as the capsule reported a record rising coronavirus cases for the 3rd consecutive day as tokyo's governor considered ordering a new state of emergency the theatre is at risk of closing once. so stop if there are any requests from the japanese or tokyo government we need to respond appropriately and think of a way to adapt the performance depending on the situation this may unfortunately
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include having to stop partway through the run the so the island of okinawa has declared a covert 19 state of emergency some japanese suspect u.s. personnel based on the island of importing the disease there is concern that perhaps the reason why it's hitting that island particularly strongly is because u.s. forces particularly u.s. marines have been able to come in and out of japan without going through immigration controls and until very recently without any covert 900 tests under the status of forces agreement a record 71 daily infections were reported in okinawa on friday and hospitals are being overwhelmed the majority of cases a u.s. troops but you know. in order for us to put every effort into combat in the coronavirus okinawa will issue a state of emergency but the commander of u.s.
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forces says it has nothing to do with that basis there has been absolutely no connection that has been proven to show that there has been any spread from the a coster's on the bases to the local community there are many elements that make japan vulnerable to the virus the government launched a travel campaign last week to revive the tourism industry that's prompted the world health organization to call the campaign ill timed with fears that government was choosing based. over health over $900.00 also disease that primarily kill elderly people japan has the world's oldest population. in tokyo the kabuki theater fell for doing what they can to ensure safety. with an elaborate costumes the make up as well as a pop warm hearted drama many if you don't have the chance to forget. about the boring. outside.
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coronavirus cases in latin america have doubled in the past month in colombia have now been more than 10000 deaths remain in lockdown for weeks but the government expecting cases to peak later this month hospitals in several cities including the capital bogota a few beds available in their intensive care units and mexico is reporting a record number of corona virus infections for a 2nd day in a row it registered more than 9000 cases on saturday and only 800 deaths mexico has overtaken the u.k. as a country with a 3rd highest number of deaths in the world the government began lifting restrictions in may to restart the economy. argentina is long down was due to end on sunday but it's being extended because of a surge in cases on top of that the government's negotiating with foreign creditors to prevent a hard default on its sovereign debt to reserve a report in the capital one as ours. it's been a week since these people took over this piece of landing rated one of sightings.
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it's located in that anita about an hour away from the capital. city says he cannot afford to pay for a home anymore. i've had no work says the quarantine began i'm eating what i can i want to place where i can live with dignity i want to work but with the current situation it's impossible i work as a day laborer building homes and nobody's hiring me. there are over 3000 people here among them dozens of children victims of argentina's dire economic situation and of call that 19. there's been a lot down in place for the past 4 months and many arjen times haven't been able to go out and try to find work there's dozens of languages like this one all around one aside is people who are desperate to find a place to live who have lost their jobs and can afford to pay a rent this people are waiting for a government associations to start building their homes but in the meantime they
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have to see this tense is fight of the cold weather at night. these people say the land belongs to the state but a neighbor says the land is his and try to remove them by force the dispute is ongoing and. the next few days are crucial a period in which they can be evicted by their police. argentina's government has increased cash handouts in recent months but. says it's not enough they're going to say i knew i'm 26 years old and i have 3 children i have nowhere to live my husband has no one i get some help from the gulf. it's not enough for the set if you read to me is the minister in charge of security when a scientist. he says criminal organizations are using a desperate people to seize land. there is an increase in land grabs and there is a housing problem but land grabs are
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a business and just to slow the land they are taking is generally sold later on facebook. but this man says this is not the casing at a nigga. this is something that came from the people not so young people live with their parents and. the social network is broken there are no jobs there is a pandemic people criticize us they want to beat us but they should come and see how we live and treat us like human beings difficulties are everywhere in argentina these days millions are finding it difficult to survive they are proof of the enormous challenges that argentina is facing. and. let's also to come here and al-jazeera including rounded up and thrown in jail the united nations called bernie's of human rights activists in india. and many mass carrying community marches for justice after soldiers are accused of shooting dead a mother and student had during our numbers stay with us.
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for. hello july and extremely hot for iraq temps in the 5253 degree range they've come down a bit we still showers down the western side of yemen in the mountains of western society and this orange glow is the dusts in the opposite being brought down for what is a very hot iraq the onshore breeze so it is light is a very humid one for places like doha which is typical for this time of the year and temps eliza rise again i think come later monday baghdad's up to 48 is still 30 in beirut and the breezes drop back here as well dropping south well we still got light on shore breeze which is the start of the monsoon you can't see much in the cloud but it's enough to bring a few showers up the coast otherwise we look at what happens during the day heating
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hours and there are big clumps of showers the drift from ethiopia westwards there is evidence here of coastal rain down in tanzania and possibly further sucks to the south so that the brain is not was seeing a top there's virtually no cloud in the sky and he winter storms are staying a long way south which allows the wind to change direction and it gets quite warm and it does at port elizabeth the 31 degrees is pretty warm for this time the lusaka in zambia has lost its showers. stories of life. and spurring. a series of short documentaries from around the world that celebrate the human spirit against the oh it's. the globe.
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al-jazeera selects express yourself. welcome back if you come out of the top stories here on al-jazeera thousands of people are calling for israel's prime minister to resign in the biggest protest in west jerusalem for a decade they're frustrated by the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and there is anger that netanyahu still in power while facing corruption charges. on congas open the new community treatment center to cope with a rapid rise in corona virus cases team of law technicians from mainland china is heading to the charity to help carry out tests. on the number of coronavirus
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infections across south africa has passed half a 1000000 but experts warn it's not yet reached its peak more than 10000 new cases of 148 deaths were confirmed on saturday. congressional leaders in the us say they're making progress on a new coronavirus relief that will but warn they're not yet close to an agreement the primary focus is the $600.00 a week unemployment benefit payment the scheme ended on friday the money seen as a vital safety net protecting people from hunger and evictions the white house offered to continue making the payments for a further week but house speaker nancy pelosi says a short term extension only made sense if a deal was close the democrats want a longer term commitment there are now about 13000000 people unemployed in the u.s. that's about 20 percent of the working population on thursday more than 1400000 new people registered for unemployment benefits the 19th consecutive week that number topped a 1000000 reason jordan has more from northern virginia. the paychecks coming from
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a state government's unemployment offices have been dispersed there won't be checks coming in the coming week or several weeks depending on how long it takes for congressional democrats and republicans to negotiate this deal this is of course a situation that has people very concerned this is the speaker of the house nancy pelosi who convened a saturday meeting in her offices on capitol hill what we are doing is not only trying to arrest the virus but by to invest in the trying to make as we help america's working families so she day was productive in terms of moving us forward as the leader said with. theirs and ours to have some clarity in some of the issues and we'll meet again on monday well when you're talking about trying to enact a bill that would add about
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a trillion dollars which is what the republicans want to do versus passing a bill that would spend 3 trillion dollars which is what the democrats want to do you're going to have a lot of disagreement there also components in both bills that the other side does not like and those issues have to be negotiated certainly one thing that many congressional democrats and a few congressional republicans don't like is a proposal to basically give companies immunity from lawsuits by their employees if they get sick while they're on the job could senate republican leadership says this is absolutely crucial in order to try to get businesses back up and running but congressional democrats and a few republicans say that's a nonstarter that this should not be anywhere near a bill that is really supposed to make certain that people are being able to pay their rent or their mortgage being able to buy food being able to buy medicine and
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being able. to pay their bills residents of the bahamas a bit advised to remain cautious after hurricane is say struck the u.s. national hurricane center says the worst affected area was new providence the most populous island the storm packed winds of 120 kilometers an hour when it struck south of the capital nassau on saturday and forecasters warn is say yes it is likely to pick up in strength as it heads north towards the u.s. state of florida it lost some speed while moving through the bahamas florida's governor has declared a state of emergency for some areas the state is already struggling with one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the u.s. some covert 900 testing sites closed because of the storm. well despite the approaching storm system nasa says 2 astronauts aboard a space x. capsule are on track to land off florida in the coming hours doug hurley and bob behnken have undocked ending their 2 month mission aboard the international space station it marks a new era for commercial spaceflight 9 years after nasa grounded it shuttle fleet
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the pairs return will be the 1st sea landing for u.s. astronauts in 45 years the united nations has joined calls for the release of human rights activists in india some are in prison awaiting trial on the anti terrorism laws the conservative b j p government denies the charges are politically motivated al jazeera is elizabeth purana has been speaking to some of the prisoners families. it's been 2 years since some of india's most recognizable rights activists were rounded up and taken away by police there were queues of instigating violence during a march by disadvantaged hindus in a state where one person was killed. and prominent human rights lawyers so the butt of the watch are among the detained their arrests led to nationwide protests by this approaches most of the 11 accused yet to be formally charged. in delhi so the. reads
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a letter from her mother from jail in mumbai what does this. this is not fair. and it's not a joke this is how to live this is my life and there's. a. few human rights lawyer get a has worked with so the bout of the watch for 10 years she says only one of the 11 accused was at the watch because right from the beginning it was a many politically motivated case as far as a criminal case goes there is no evidence it is really that. political it was taught that these people need to be punished for the what they're doing all of them are very well known that human rights activists. but a lot of strange a president's have been previously spent 10 years in jail for inciting communist revolution but he has never been found guilty his family according for his immediate release after the contract to the coronavirus and prison.
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life. critics say the government is using anti-terrorism legislation which allows detention without charge or trial. human rights watch as among many groups are asking the government why it hasn't investigated the alleged role of head of the nationalists in the violence that rolland. for even though a fact finding mission found hendren. worth sponsible. the government insists there's no political interference in the case because that he's asian is the be going to protect. you know democracy. something. it was the people who said i will give it all the more. of the watch is waiting for her mother's next bail hearing she's been joined
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by the united nations and european parliament who are calling for the release of human rights defenders elizabeth al-jazeera you daddy. minimalize military says 2 soldiers accused of killing a woman from an ethnic minority community will face court martial the mother of three's death has reignited anger in current state where there's been decades of unrest barber and gopal reports. anger on the streets of neutral in myanmar's northeast protesters march for justice after a 38 year old mother from the ethnic karen community was shot dead by soldiers the men then stole her jewelry members of the community accuse the military of rights abuses and want them out or you die. we want for you in communities you have the power to put pressure on the minima government to stop the use of violence to care in all of the groups in myanmar stop raping
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killing and treating the villages like animals. karen community leaders say the army is using coronavirus lockdown measures as an excuse to attack villages. your come in and have no care in villages have a problem of finding food they can't leave the village as movement is limited they can people can't move freely with them in my army can hold. up. karen rebels were among the last ethnic groups to sign a cease fire deal with me and most government in 2012 after more than 6 decades fighting for self rule many current villages were forced from their lands during their rebellion and many remain living in camps along the border with thailand you need to recognize how we did it is people's right to land and resources. and instead optic you know weigh these results a promise and displace us from the forests they need to really protect the people
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the government says soldiers responsible for killing karen civilians will be punished but there are concerns with the proceedings will be fair and transparent for now protest is a cushion for compensation for a husband and 3 children who've been left without a mother barbara al-jazeera. mass protests triggered by the arrest of a popular governor in russia now in their 4th week the demonstrations started in the far eastern city of qatar off school but have spread to the rest of the country reports. we're going back for a gal chanted these protesters gathering in the russian city of office they're demanding the release of surrogates for a gal the regional governor who was arrested earlier this month on murder charges. supporters say the accusations are politically motivated. for galahad defeated
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a pope rehman candidate to become governor in 2080 but. the rest of the government like a common criminal ensured that the whole country if that is a slap in the face for us as the citizens are chosen we are not for we offer power a power of the people. many are also angry over the falling standard of living as russia continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic but that was not just a basically become fed up with this kind of life we want our children to have everything they need good schools and a better life instead of poverty level salaries and unemployment. protests 1st erupted in harbor off sick in the beginning of july but they have since turned into a nationwide movement against the kremlin. hundreds turned up in sting petersburg. and moscow to show support for the governor. down there but i believe we're one country and we should stick together and support because look the people that are
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fighting for their freedom of choice and we support them in this police called the protests illegal a number of demonstrators were arrested opposition protests are relatively rare in flight i'm a putin's tightly controlled russia the security forces have so far stayed away from the demonstrations in harbor offs testers have vowed to keep going until the governor's released and. a fast moving wildfire in southern california in the u.s. has forced people out of at least 200 homes ground and air crews are working to contain the blaze 3 buildings have already been destroyed but a dozen more fires are burning across the state now the man who oversaw the restoration of cuba's famous old havana your savior has died at the age of 77 became a member of cuba's parliament and served on the central committee of the communist party he was part of the campaign to designate
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a world heritage site under his guidance cuba rebuilt dozens of colonial era buildings making the country attractive to tourists belmont freeman runs an award winning architecture firm in new york and is a professor at columbia university he says you say b.o.'s passionate about his history motivated the restoration project. say b.-o. somehow managed to. operate on a level that both games the trust of the political establishment in cuba but also the common people who were prepared him for how they can take the lead in preserving the city of havana he spearheaded and he invented this incredible system of with initial government funding seed money. system within the office of the historian of the city of atlanta to finance their
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rather restoration of buildings the historic core for hotels restaurants shops and then to channel the proceeds from these profit making enterprise is into the continuing the next projects for. historic preservation and restoration the city. time for a quick check of the headlines hey on al-jazeera thousands of people are calling for israel's prime minister to resign the biggest protest in west jerusalem for a decade many feel frustrated by the government's handling of the corona virus outbreak and binyamin netanyahu staying in office while facing corruption charges. hong kong has opened a new treatment center to cope with a rapid rise in corona virus cases a team of lab technicians from mainland china is heading to the territory to help
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carry out tests difficult pollen has more now from hong kong. this is being called hong kong 3rd and deadliest wave previously hong kong had been able to contain the previous outbreaks quite quickly and quite successfully but this time they say the main issue is tracking and tracing they're having problems figuring out where those clusters are coming from and they are growing quite rapidly according to hong kong standards now compared to the rest of the world this would seem almost minimal just triple digit in daily increases but for hong kong this is one of the worst outbreaks it's seen so far the number of coronavirus infections across south africa is past half a 1000000 and experts say it's not yet peaked more than 10000 new cases 148 deaths confirmed on saturday australia's victoria state is set to step up lock down measures as it struggles to contain the spread of cope with 19 health officials are expected to announce a significant increase in infections people in the bahamas have been advised to
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stay alert after a hurricane is made landfall in the u.s. national hurricane center says the worst affected area is new providence the most populous island a storm winds of 120 kilometers an hour and it struck south of the capital nassau on saturday and forecasters warn is seances likely to pick up in strength as it heads north towards florida it lost some speed while moving through the bahamas florida's governor has declared a state of emergency for some areas. on to nasa astronauts are on their way back to earth after undocking from the international space station aiming for the gulf of mexico and the 1st sea landing for u.s. astronauts in 45 years those were the headlines and news continues here on al-jazeera after. express yourself. as protests rage over police brutality and coronavirus grips the nation campaigning on the election trail has been forced to take
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a back seat will the presidential candidates ever hit the road and so their brand of politics to americans before the votes follow the u.s. elections on and. we were only. going to. be told. what. i. was going to get. out of the.


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