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china sends a team of health experts to hong kong as the city battles a 3rd wave of covert 90. and i'm adrian for the get this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up multiple bombs target a prison in eastern afghanistan at least 5 people have been killed and dozens injured in the attack. and attempts to trample on democracy israel's prime minister hits out against massive protests demanding his resignation. they're on their way
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back to planet earth and the astronauts launched by space x. are set to return home with the 1st u.s. splash down in 45 years. people around the world are facing the prospect of new coronavirus lock downs and restrictions that's as the number of infections grows rapidly and governments struggle to contain the spread of the virus globally the number of confirmed cases is edging closer to 18000000 many countries once thought to have been in control of the outbreak is seeing a surge in infections in hong kong hospitals are reaching their capacity as it battles a so-called 3rd wave now health workers from mainland china have been sent in to help but as pollen reports now their arrival is also causing concern. hundreds of beds ready for patients. to the international airport once used for
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exhibitions and conventions now converted to a hospital hong kong is facing its 3rd and worst wave of who run a virus. with daily new infections in the triple digits the government says hospitals are reaching capacity testing centers are overwhelmed and so health workers and experts from mainland china have stepped in to help their woman say she was compartments we understand the feelings of residents in one cong so we were deploying medical teams to support them 7 medics from a 60 strong team are the 1st to arrive from neighboring guangdong province they will be based at the makeshift hospital at the asia world expo at the height of the outbreak in mainland china experts built temporary hospitals from the ground up in record time to treat thousands of patients it is that expertise the hong kong government says it is drawing on but many are also questioning why the city would
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need external help given it had managed to swiftly and successfully contain previous outbreaks critics say the public were not consulted and the decision to bring mainland experts bypass the legislative council some activists have voiced concern that this is just another way for beijing to interfere in hong kong's affairs the government's plan to offer free testing for all of the people in the territory has also raised suspicion with some in social media alleging this could be a way for beijing to access people's d.n.a. samples for surveillance purposes but many of hong kong's health professionals have welcomed the extra help from power mongers our staff has almost been working around the clock and it's good to hear that the central government will dispatch professionals to share our workload and more mainland assistance is on the way 6 experts from move on the city where the virus 1st surfaced last year will help build a coronavirus facility from scratch to compliment the asia world expo site. this is
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the 1st time mainland officials have assisted in hong kong's battle to control the current virus outbreak while it may have divided opinion with the territory under its strictest and most restrictive social distancing measures yet many years say they are united in their determination to overcome the latest outbreak pollen are does their own home come. media reports in the u.k. suggest the prime minister boris johnson is planning to drastically slow down plans to ease coronavirus restrictions johnson is believed to be working up a plan to avoid a 2nd nationwide lockdown the economy has been opening up over the last month but new restrictions were imposed in northern areas on friday after a spike in infections journal reports now from central london. hopes that the worst of the covert 1000 crisis may be behind the u.k. this autumn appear to be fading infection rates are rising for the 1st time since may not to the heights of
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a pandemic in april but nevertheless going up and the government has warned it may have to go further than the localised restrictions in place to control local spikes where they happen there are reports that the prime minister boris johnson has commissioned a plan for a london wide lockdown including restrictions on movement in and out of the n 25 ring road asking people over the age of 50 who may help vulnerable conditions the virus to shelter at home and with schools due to return in just a few weeks' time in september scientists are warning that any further reopening of the economy may mean other parts of the economy have got to shut again to maintain balance and the finger is being pointed at the hospitality industry will take a look at where i am now in soho in the heart of london a normally vibrant buzzing entertainment district full of londoners locals tourists the bars restaurants and pubs that have been allowed to reopen their doors have their tables and chairs spilling out across the pavement and onto the road desperate for custom but there are no tourists around
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a lot of londoners aren't venturing out all that much and the reports suggest that the price of getting children back into the classrooms may well be that some of these businesses have to shut their doors again and business owners are warning they have survived one lock down many will not survive a 2nd. the outbreak in latin america shows no sign of easing the number of coronavirus deaths across the region has doubled in just over a month to more than 200000 mexico has overtaken the u.k. to record the 3rd highest number of fatalities after the us in brazil and it's been reporting record numbers of infections in recent days the government began to lift restrictions in may in order to restart the economy. a state of disaster has been declared in the australian state of victoria after a rise in cases of covert 19 there 671 new infections were confirmed on sunday and stayed 300 more than saturday
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a nighttime curfew is being introduced and people must stay within 5 kilometers of the homes victoria is the epicenter of australia's outbreak that includes the 2nd biggest city in melbourne from 6 pm tonight i'm declaring a state of disaster across victoria this will be in addition to the state of emergency that has operated throughout this means that police and others have additional powers we can suspend. various acts of the parliament we can make sure that we get the job done and there's no question about the enforceability and the why in which new rules will operate and attack is under way at a prison in afghanistan at least 5 people are dead 24 others are injured a number of prisoners escaped from the facility in jalalabad 3 bombs exploded outside the compound according to a member of the provincial council there one was a car bomb security forces are now locked in a gun battle with the armed men inside the jail bell is
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a freelance journalist in kabul he says when attacks like this happen it's always the civilians who are impacted the most. it is a very residential area and most of the windows in glasses were shattered because the 1st car bomb exploded was extremely powerful and it just sort of shows you how difficult this fight remains for the people of afghanistan because ultimately wherever there are attacks from suicide attacks to air strikes to night raids the number one losers or ordinary civilians were caught in these attacks the taliban have said that they were not behind this attack the eastern province of heart of which jalalabad is the capital remains a stronghold of the islamic state a few days ago the afghan intelligence service announced that they killed a solo or exactly the head of the intelligence service for the militant group as well as the head of its secret networks according to afghan intelligence service so
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we'll have to wait and see but this is a present at houses fighters and commanders from the islamic state to the taliban to drug dealers and an attack like this also just shows you that claims made by the afghan government as well as by the american military that the group has been defeated is it simply not true because time and again we've seen that this group is quite capable of striking in major cities libya's u.n. recognized government says that 9 russian planes carrying weapons and mercenaries have arrived to support warlord khalifa haftar these groups are picon have been backing have turned his campaign to capture tripoli the u.s. recently accused russia of using these mercenaries to deliver supplies to half past forces the u.n. representative in libya is warning against foreign intervention in the conflict saying that it's in danger of becoming a proxy war for regional powers let's go live now to tripoli on
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a serious matter one of the what is for a spark what who are these muster is how many of them other. well adrian probably russian and syrian most mary's most of them are russians it is estimated that about $1200.00 russian mercenaries from the wagner group are now fighting and deploying get. with forces loyal to the warlord really for have to in many parts of libya and central libya it specially in and around the oil industry nations in the cross and area in central libya on the coast and in southern libya the n.o.c. the national oil corporation is blaming get the russian sponsored wagner's military and vidual for blockading the oil and stopping the oil production which is the backbone of libya's national income as you know now the spokesman of the sit on the
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job for a military operation that. pro-government a military counter offensive says that 9 russian made cargo planes including aleutian planes landed in central and eastern libya over the past 24 hours 5 of them landed in sit in a leg of the b. airport about 20 kilometers south of the strategic coastal city of senate and also in a military base of the city it the planes according to the government sources carried weapons and ammunition meanwhile for. military or cargo planes carrying it mercenaries landed in burma and in the eastern city of. coming as the government sources say the planes took off from airports in syria and they say
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that their planes it carried russian and c.n.n. medicine is to fight alongside forces loyal to the world. cleaver have to as you know that the government of national called is blaming gratia for what to call what is called direct end. clear intervention in libya by supporting get the world a lot of money for have to do with weapons ammunition and medicine is in fact the blockade of the oil installations and there are the hold of the oil production according to the national oil corporation is due to the prisons the military prisons or the blockade imposed by the russian mysteries in the oil christian to area in central libya on the coast and also in the oil fields in southern libya remember that our oil field the biggest oil field in the country with the production capacity of about $300000.00 barrels per day is now
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a cube wide by a russian messages for the past 2 months and the government of national called also says that it's blaming get russia for derailing their international mediation to deescalate and to put it into the conflict near the strategic city of city by sending or continue to send weapons ammunition and mercenaries to have to al-jazeera smart board up or have reporting live from tripoli many thanks dude israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu says that protesters demanding his resignation on anna kists who are trampling on democracy thousands of demonstrators have been calling for him to step down over the last few weeks such as they saw the largest protests don't they say netanyahu has failed to handle the coronavirus and the mic and should be in office one on trial for corruption rallies and mostly peaceful but there have been some scuffles with police the prime minister blamed
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the media for inciting violence. years of. these wild and unfit it looks like every day including the day before yesterday there were calls to move to the prime minister and his family the media is ignoring it and covering it up in the politicians. meanwhile netanyahu son has been banned from tweeting about the protest leaders and israeli court ordered him to delete tweets sharing personal addresses and cell phone numbers of the organizers i invited his followers to trolldom and even to gather outside the homes the target said they received threats after the tweets were posted over the weekend. a weather update packs to announce a 0 then rounded up and thrown in jail the united nations joins course for the release of human rights activists in india.
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hello there the usual hot and dry picture throughout much of the middle east meanwhile across the far west as out in across into the southwest of yemen we have seen and we'll see yet more rain in the full cost of those downpours could be heavy at times and again they could continue to add to some of that localized flooding but the winds are picking up again for the interior of iraq to get that sand and that dust blowing it quite a long way sounds like a very hazy day on monday warm day as well site in kuwait 150 degrees 44 is the high end to 43 and she's are feeling quite humid as well with those strong winds and also cools all that sand and dust make you feel fairly unpleasant if you wash out still lingering in the far west of yemen and then down into southern africa some heavy downpours across those central areas but most to kiss guys across madagascar sunny for the last few hours so if you just dipping east in coastal areas and then plenty of scattered showers ready from central mozambique with the
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cloud all the way up through tanzania those shots continuing through kenya and on into somalia not about day monday across into south africa war important both in that it really cools off as we head through tuesday some showers pushing in the winds are quite strong along those coastal areas and then support lizbeth the next few days it states that a unsettled and little bit cool with temperatures in the mid teens. from fossil fuels to modern day renewables as societies develop the energy demands increase requiring innovative solutions to meet such demands as a global power development of investment company nebraska power is uniquely positioned to deliver against these demands we provide business growth promote social economic benefits and provide innovative safe and environmentally sound energy solutions for future generations the breastpin pioneering future energy.
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well again this is al jazeera let's remind you of the main news this hour specialists from mainland china have been deployed in hong kong to help contain a resurgence of corona virus 125 cases were confirmed on saturday the 11th day in a row the cases have been in triple digits. an attack is underway at a prison in afghanistan several people are dead 24 others injured 3 bombs exploded outside the compound in jalalabad according to a member of the provincial council. of israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has called protesters calling for his resignation and a kiss fall since joined the largest demonstration in west jerusalem in
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a decade they say netanyahu shouldn't be in office while facing corruption charges . at least 13 people have been killed by suspected boko haram fighters in cameroon grenades were launched at a camp for displaced people in missouri go in the country's north 8 more were injured attacks by the armed group of killed displaced tens of thousands over the past decade in nigeria and neighboring countries. the united nations has joined calls for the release of human rights activists in india some are being held in prison under anti-terrorism laws while they await trial the government denies accusations that the charges are politically motivated to serious elizabeth purana has been speaking to some of the prisoners families we know. 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
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a march by disadvantaged hindus in my state where one person was killed a 2 year old poet and prominent human rights lawyer 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 a letter from her mother sent from jail in mumbai what does this. this is not fair . and it's not right this is how to live this is my life and their voyage. human rights lawyer get it has worked with so the bout of the watch for 10 years she says only one of the 11 accused was at the launch because right from the beginning it was a very politically motivated case as far as a criminal case goes there is no evidence it is really that. political it was
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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. what about a stranger to prisons 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 he contract to the coronavirus in prison. is hell. 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 body. is that wrong. jane for even though a fact finding mission found hendren asked worth sponsible the justice the
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government insists there's no political interference in the case that he's asian is the beijing olympics. in a democracy because her. people who said. oblige is waiting for her mother's next bail hearing she's been joined by the united nations and european parliament who are calling for the release of human rights defenders elizabeth parata al-jazeera new delhi india's interior minister ahmed shah is in hospital after testing positive for covert 19 shahs a close close aide to prime minister narendra modi is to papa has been leading india's pandemic response the country has more than 1700000 confirmed cases the philippines capital manila and surrounding provinces are returning to a strict a lockdown for 2 weeks from midnight on tuesday it follows
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a sharp rise in infections taking the nationwide total to more than 100001 saturday groups representing medical workers call for tighter controls warning that the health system is at risk of collapse iran has reported its highest daily number of corona virus infections in nearly a month more than 2600 people tested positive authorities are warning that most provinces have been hit by a resurgence in cases iran has been dealing with one of the worst outbreaks in the middle east. week from now bella reuss will be voting for a new president few people are expecting anyone to beat the incumbent alexander lukashenko who has ruled for more than 25 years and is labeled by many as europe's last dictator but does not seem barbara port's now one woman is mounting a major challenge. here. here here yeah well she's only 37 and she's not a politician that's for atlanta hopes that in
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a week's time she'll be president have been a rule. on thursday she drew tens of thousands of people to a rally in minsk the biggest protest the country's ever seen. the former teacher announced she'd stand off to her husband sergei a well known blogger was arrested in may he's been charged with plotting mass disturbances here the winning people who were looking at the election commission didn't accept sergei's documents i run instead of him not because i need power open because i'm the politician and want to become president and the country must know i ran to support my husband but i was supporting family values people saw this and were inspired by it was not planned i was just following my hot. she's challenging president alexander lukashenko who's been in power since 994 and he's seeking his 6th term there's been an upsurge in protests against him fueled by the poor state of the economy and look at his handling of the covered $1000.00 pandemic. he
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originally downplayed the virus and refused to stop at sporting events here he says there are no viruses here do you see any flying around. but belarus with a population of 9500000 has registered nearly 70000 infections and more than 500 deaths in recent weeks hundreds of opposition activists journalists and bloggers have reportedly been arrested among them 2 men who are considered the president's major challenges victoria arrested on suspicion of money laundering and valarie sept carlow a former ambassador to the united states now said callias wife seen here with the rico's campaign manager is backing svetlana to kind of scios it like it is just a simple as has been has been held as a hostage as well as her children who she was forced to take out of belarus my situation is similar my husband had to flee the country because they framed up a criminal case against him and my children were being followed by the security said this is so i had to send him away from belarus just.
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a week ago belarus arrested more than 30 men they accuse of being russian mercenaries russia says they worked for a private security company and were on the way to turkey but investigators in belarus suggest they were working with opposition figures including sergei to cannot escape he and his wife has dismissed the accusation and says she's afraid attempts to tie her family to alleged foreign plotters could lead to violence ahead of next sunday's vote. al-jazeera. hundreds of homes have been destroyed after a dam suddenly collapsed in sudan the boat dam in blue nile state is used to store some 5000000 cubic meters of water and estimated 600 families in one neighborhood have been cut off completely surrounded by water on all sides sudan typically experiences heavy rain and flooding of around this time of the year a heat wave and strong winds of worsening conditions for firefighters battling blazes in italy planes and helicopters were called in to try to douse the wildfires
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inside dinny a group so on saturday so far there's been no reports of injury or damages damage to property nasa says the 2 are strong or support a space x. caps you are on track to splash down off florida on sunday afternoon astronauts doug hurley and bob behnken on docked after a 2 month mission aboard the international space station it marks a new era for commercial spaceflight 9 years after nasa retired its space shuttle fleet it will be the 1st sea landing or splash down the u.s. astronauts in 45 years they're aiming for the gulf of mexico just off the florida panhandle david broder is an astrophysicist at warrick university he says the mission will usher in a more new era of more competitive and cheaper space travel i think. with this mission demonstrating that there is a relationship that can work between government agencies like nasa and commercial
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companies like space x. you really have the potential to open up space to a new market and to a. to a wider audience i think with any kind of competition commercial level you get that driving down of costs space x. is just the 1st company to do this and nasa have ongoing contract with boeing and to also provide a space capsule for a similar purpose to take crew to the space station and virgin galactic are working on their spaceflight program as well and they've had some success in the past and blue origin and other company. headed by jeff bezos of amazon and they're also working on a rocket program so i think this these multiple companies getting involved they will drive down the cost we're already seeing that actually with the reuse ability of space x. rockets. as you drive down the costs you make it more accessible it white space
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will never be completely accessible it will always be an expensive endeavor but i do think that that will be a key aspect of this philadelphia's penn museum is widely renowned for its ancient artifacts from the middle east africa and central america now in a modern twist that's getting international attention it has tall guys from those places to this christian salumi reports. thank you so much for coming as a tour guide in philadelphia's penn museum you'd expect mena sardar to know ancient middle eastern history but so revealing is how personally she takes her subject matter like this 4000 year old wedding headdress from the tomb of the mesopotamian queen a personal favorite this is my it's me with a very very special occasion my wedding day i were approximately 2 pounds off their gift nearby for like. other queen probably for one day mina
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is from damascus syria a refugee employed as part of the museum's global guides program which gives recent immigrants an opportunity to work in the u.s. and stay in touch with their roots and nino fled civil war with her husband and 5 children and arrived in philadelphia just 3 years ago dealing with artifacts from my home from the middle east i'm connected to my culture. or why door open to me to share my culture the initiative involves intensive training in history and storytelling the guides come not only from the middle east but also africa and central america and are encouraged to read their own experiences into the tour museum officials say it's popular among visitors one of the things people told us is they've been coming to the museum specifically to hear from these guides which in many ways makes a lot of sense all of the kind of historical context of religion they gave you can get from wikipedia all right but you can't get anywhere else as the personal
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stories about what's going on in the world today in the lives of the people who are from there at least a dozen museums from around the world are now looking to set up their own global guide programs bringing modern relevance to these ancient artifacts christian salumi al-jazeera. protests. with a solo adrian for going to the headlines on al-jazeera a specialist from mainland china have been deployed in hong kong to help contain the resurgence of the corona virus 125 cases were confirmed on saturday that's the 11th day in a row that cases have been triple digits to vehicle pollen as more now on new restrictions that have come into force in hong kong the government has taken its drug most drastic measures yet when it comes to social distancing only 2 people can gather at any point also restrooms and each worries are not allowed to serve in the
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evening people are allowed to dine in and everyone needs a mosque where the mosque whether they're in a public place indoors or even outdoors or they'll be fine but perhaps one of the biggest efforts we've seen has been this weekend with the opening of a makeshift hospital providing 500 beds for those with mild symptoms in the u.k. media reports suggest the prime minister boris johnson is planning to drastically slow the easing of coronavirus restrictions is thought to be working on a plan to avoid a 2nd nationwide locked. state of disaster has been declared in the australian state of victoria after a rise in cases of covert 19 a nighttime curfew is being introduced and people must stay within 5 kilometers of homes victoria is the epicenter of australia's outbreak that includes the 2nd biggest city melbourne attack is on the way to prison in afghanistan several people are reported to have been killed at least $24.00 people injured 3 bombs exploded
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outside the compound according to a member of the provincial council the security forces a locked in a gun battle with armed men inside the jail. libya's un recognized government says 9 washing planes carrying weapons and must now reus have arrived to support the war khalifa haftar these groups have been backing off his campaign to capture tripoli the u.s. recently accused russia of using these mercenaries to deliver supplies to hospitals forces israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has described protesters for calling for his resignation as anarchists thousands joined the largest demonstration in west jerusalem in a decade they say that you know who shouldn't be in office while facing corruption charges. the headlines more news for you here al-jazeera inside story next.
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a 2nd wave of. the number of new cases the. government's weighing options to face it. and what will the fallout be this is inside story. welcome to the program. just a few weeks ago many governments they have a koran.


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