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a 2 part people in power investigation bureau 39 cash for kim to. play an important role in checking in with. ringback more than 2000 protesters arrested as tens of thousands demonstrate across russia demanding the release of detained opposition leader alexina von. i'm not mothers and this is all to syria live from doha also coming up a top corona virus vaccine manufacturer cuts its promise deliveries to the e.u. by 60 percent blaming supply chain problems.
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saudi arabia says its father who think drone attack over the capital riyadh the biden administration says it's reviewing the group's designation as a terrorist organization plus. we are in one of the most famous museums in the world in front of our give me some of the most famous paintings in the world and stephanie decker indeed the museum in florence whether it is raising a debate among italians about the need to control mass tourism. ok we're going to begin russia but tens of thousands of people have been defying freezing temperatures and the threat of arrest in some of the biggest anti-government protests in years they're demanding the release of kremlin critic alexina volley it was arrested last week on his return from germany where he was being treated for the near fatal poisoning more than 2000 people. detained so far
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including his wife alexey o'brien reports. before the rally had even begun and moscow the security forces got to work rounding out those who started together trying to ensure there be no protest here. but despite the detentions and the battens the crowds only group chanting freedom. opposition leader and makes in a valley and for themselves was. his wife among the hundreds taken away. some of the scenes further east and out of all stock a riot police faced off with the crowds. when i was there if i hadn't come here i would have been ashamed to look in the eyes of my grandchildren and my children i'd be ashamed before myself yeah we do it i'm here because we can't keep living like this they do everything they can to hold on to power in our country so that it will
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never change but what are we here for a handover of power was he in kabul rovs also demanded president vladimir putin's resignation and the release of his fiercest critic and leaks in a valley was. have gone to great lengths to prevent such acts of defiance including arresting several of these top rates and warning social media platforms they'd be fined if they allowed the protests to be organized online. calls for parts haitian and illegal actions constitute an administrative violation and can lead to punishment including arrest. it's alexina valley's arrest last week that's behind the protests he was taken into custody soon after he touched down in moscow on a flight from germany where he had received months of treatment for a poisoning which nearly killed him he's accused president clinton of ordering his men. both are z.
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saina valley violated the terms of a 2014 conviction for financial misdeeds and jailed him for 30 days in a video posted soon after his arrest he said. don't be silent resist and take to the streets no one will protect us except ourselves. and his supporters on said his calls today is an incredibly important moment for both sides but the kremlin that wants to show that not only doesn't have the support that he. found these team they want to show that in fact a large number of russians are willing to brave the cold to defy the restrictions against this process to show their support and army and you could see they marched in minus 50 degree celcius mass protests have led to novell needs release from custody before but some analysts believe the tactic going to work this time because
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he's become too much of a threat to president putin's grip on power and brian al jazeera. ok let's get more on this from alexander golts for who's live for us in moscow we've just been watching and ice is reported with the protests and also the arrests of course happening just talk us through what's going on at the moment. well at this moment we are in the place where in the past hour police has dispersed and detained some demonstrators that were gathered here you can see behind me some of the police transportation arm station of vehicles and from this fall to a lot of people have been taken to to detention and to their arrest at this point to be some 5 kilometers away there is the people gathered in front of a tent the detention center story where are they. being kept and there are. very rough arrests going on there that seems to be the last.
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stronghold of the demonstrators for tonight today when they're resisting police and trying to keep their protest to live for today for more than 7 hours now the result is dozens of injured people but also police but also more than 2000 the rest of the cross the russia so not only in moscow in most last figures are more than a 700 people have been detained or arrested and as the reports said and among them was why for. me you didn't know who has been released in the meantime alexander we've been hearing calls for more presses protests to carry on in the next few days and into next weekend does it feel as though this is got the momentum to carry on. well yes indeed these are or are rather the biggest brought this that moscow has seen in years and if we
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take into account that they're not happening only in moscow they were happening in st petersburg they actually started this morning in the russian far east across the same period then into your opium part of russia and indeed they were big protests so. quite expected to. talk to the associates like volkov are nouns the new brought for the next weekend and what these showed that indeed there is a part of what you lay should and that is willing to protest against the vine is the rest but also against 2002 there are laws in order to show that they are against the current government or could have been and is under thanks very much indeed alexander golts for talking to us from moscow the netherlands is imposing its toughest measures yet against covert 19 with
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a nationwide nighttime curfew from saturday no one will be allowed to leave their homes which we 9 pm and 4 30 am unless for emergencies it's on top of a lockdown that's closed non-essential businesses and schools for the past months. locsin maker astra zeneca has cut its promise delivery to the e.u. blaming supply chain problems the company has reduced its offering by 60 percent for the 1st quarter of the year only $31000000.00 doses of covered 19 vaccine are now expected to be delivered it's a severe setback to the blogs vaccination program that's already suffering after far as a tax load suppliers service and has more from. well these delays are real setback for the 450000000 residents here in the european union the e.u. has a coordinated tax nations strategy for its 27 member states but it has been criticized for starting to late compared to the u.k. and the u.s. and only 2 vaccines have now been approved it's pfizer biotech and modena and now
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these 2 teens are getting really scarce in countries like germany but also it's a new spain and poland there are real delays with vaccinations and some states have already stopped altogether giving japs to its residents also poland and italy have now threatened to take by enterprise or to court for not keeping up its promises of distribution but the companies are really struggling at the moment pfizer biotech is building new production facilities in germany about also and out of places to keep up with this enormous demand and the other side back is that astra zeneca which has yet to be approved which will probably happen at the end of next week but this is a vaccine developed in oxford university that most countries here in the u. e.u. has put most of their money on they have ordered millions of these vaccines and now astra zeneca says it has problems in its production line and 60 percent less will be delivered after the vaccine will be approved
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a lot of concern and here in the netherlands the vaccination strategy has been really late because it's the last country in europe that started all together and today for the 1st time since world war 2 occurred. a few will be imposed on people here starting at 9 pm at night lasting until the early morning and a lot of people have been really shocked by it because from the beginning the government said these draconian smashers unsuitable for people in the netherlands china's reported upwards of $100.00 new daily coronavirus infections for more than 10 days in a row it's the worst surging cases it's seen since march last year this comes on the anniversary of the world's 1st covered 1000 lockdown when china sealed off the city a war between january and june testing has been ramped up in parts of the country ahead of february's lunar new year holidays that's when hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel to visit their families. thousands of people in hong
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kong have been ordered to stay at home the lock down is the toughest pandemic restriction imposed on the territory so far it affects a densely populated district that's accounted for huff of all new coronavirus cases over the past week hong kong has been struggling to contain an outbreak since november adrian brands in the district with a lot of downs in place and explains why it's been hardest hit. well this is something the hong kong government probably wanted to avoid locking down one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the city but the yama tate and jordan areas have been seeing very high infection rates during the past week to 10 days those infection rates running up between 70 to 100 a day so now over the weekend medical workers are going to be testing tens of thousands of residents who live in these pretty decrepit buildings you can see behind me and that's possibly one of the reasons why the virus has been spreading many people live in lot of basically subdivided apartments within
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a flood basically one room apartments where there's barely enough room very even a bed they share washing facilities toilet facilities kitchen facilities and government officials say they believe that the virus here has been spreading through broken sewage pipes now so far hong kong has recalled recorded about 10000 coated infections since the outbreak began in january last year we've had more than $160.00 deaths but this is the 1st no lockdown up until now and of course the worry for many people is this lockdown might have to spread to other areas if we start to see infections rising in those areas saudi arabia says it's foiled an air attack over the capital riyadh the kingdom has come under repeated attacks from who the rebels in neighboring yemen saudi led coalition intervened in yemen in 2015 and has been a war with the who's he's ever since the rebels i'm not claimed responsibility for the latest attack. meanwhile the u.s.
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state department's begun reviewing whether to keep its terror group designation for the who things it was a party move by the previous administration under donald trump humanitarian groups say the designation could hamper aid deliveries the u.n. says the war in yemen has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis iran by rebels took control of yemen's capital sanaa in 215 saw them bought a cat is the director of the center for conflict and humanitarian studies at the doha institute he says the recent attack and saudi arabia may complicate the terror designation of you. he doesn't mention a version he was framed around the house he's being a foreign terrorist organization based on their attacks on saudi arabia and if the news is correct that we had a there today that therefore and you had attack it would make it much more difficult for the by the atmosphere agent to view this as ignition however it is ignition and so on is unlikely to help and this is what we learn from many of the
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civil conflicts the designation will not help the enemies inside yemen as much as the saudis and their relationship with the enemy we. already the last couple of days since it's come into force has caused a major computer in among international agencies private companies who are supplying food to yemen shipping companies who are trying to carry that put into yemen a lot of them reluctant to engage in yemen not because they don't want to or that no need for their help but the does ignition and it's blankets form at the moment without much detail and makes it. very difficult for them to engage and a high risk area for them to to engage so lazy is to withdraw and ultimately i think the public would pay the price and as you know yemen is already one of the worst human who attend that disasters and is likely to get worse.
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without further details on how this does initially going to work i think the situation worse. still ahead an al-jazeera by more palestinians are turning to traditional justice to protect themselves and their families and 6 months out from the start of the tokyo olympics organizers insists the event will go ahead despite concerns about coronavirus. i guess to slam down the gulf couple days ago it's still there is a week a feature on sunday because it's weaker i mean she's in for example there are can lift a bit by them by night but spot the weather otherwise after a few showers in turkey it is bone dry and that does cause it was in most places to be quite honest with little change if i take you through monday and indeed tuesday
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the active weather that we saw only 24 hours ago just coming into mozambique is now shaw tropical psyching which means it loses its strength very rapid these are featured it here you can no longer call it a tropical storm but it's a circulation and it brought something like a 2 meter storm surge just laugh that just south of beirut some wind damage and a vast amount of flooding and that's still going on threat a saturday sunday and monday this thing will fall apart as a recognizable storm that could produce one to 200 millimeters of rain over central there's a big sudden zimbabwe and the eastern side of south africa there's a big shower of big thunderstorms there will be flooding around of a flash flooding all way down to the eastern cape as well jabbers forecast picks it up sunday looks fine but monday and tuesday scattered showers or thunderstorms and big ones at that.
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across russia during mass protests demanding the release of kremlin critic alexina vonne the demonstrations have been underway in dozens of cities around the country . over $1000.00 vaccine maker astra zeneca has cut its promise to deliver it to the e.u. blaming supply chain issues it's a severe setback for the block's vaccination program that's already suffering after pfizer biotech slowed there supplying. saudi arabia says it's followed an air attack over the capital riyadh it's been repeatedly targeted by who the rebels in neighboring yemen the by the administration is reviewing whether to keep the terror group designation imposed in the fields but the trump government. protesters are out in the streets of tunis again demanding social justice and jobs it's one of several rallies held since january the 14th that's was the 10 year anniversary of the jasmine revolution activists say the expectations of the movement that kicked off the arab spring have not been met mrs economy is struggling with high inflation
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international debts and unemployment. the biden ministrations says it's going to review its predecessors landmark deal signed with the afghan taliban it wants to ensure the taliban are sticking to their commitments to reduce violence cut ties with on groups and engage in negotiations with the afghan government as part of the deal signed last february the us agreed to withdraw its troops by a maid in return for security guarantees but there's been an increase in attacks carried out by the taliban in recent months. a recent survey found 2 thirds of palestinians don't trust the state's judicial system and believe it's corrupt human rights defenders say the weak judiciary is in turn strengthening a process known as tribal justice and is neither able to him reports more and more people are moving towards tribal laws to get justice for their family and friends. this gathering followed the killing of 4 palestinians in
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a street fight in call for a job it's traditional to hold these meetings after such incidents in order to restore peace in the community they're part of an informal tribal system that follows its own laws when peace is achieved courts usually minimize the fenton's but human rights groups see this undermines the official role of law. doesn't believe the state's court system is just 3 of her family members were killed in a quarrel in her water last me. it's either us or them i don't care if we all die even if the case states what generations will keep telling our children and their children what happened those responsible for the killings are now serving time in palestinian jails their families have been forced out of the village their houses have been set on fire not once but several times who will defend the tribal justice system say it's helped deter revenge. others argue that they do why only basic
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human rights still these tribes work under the umbrella of the palestinian authority more than 50 percent of the occupied west bank is off limits for the palestinian authority this makes it more difficult to arrest offenders and enforce court orders. to stripes are limited to be years legitimacy continuity and popularity. but the political system in our situation you don't have an army. drives can sometimes be faster and more effective than the state's courts they can put pressure on families as mohammed to now be knows only too well he was in an israeli jail when his father killed a man in 2009 isn't all your family was forced to leave their village and he hasn't been allowed to return to his house. very much. yes there has been
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a crime if this means that a whole family will be punished for 15 to 20 years then we don't live in a country that respects itself 40 percent of palestinians trust the non-state justice systems some say the palestinian authority has failed to establish a strong judicial apparatus more than 2 decades after its stablish meant. there but he. the occupied west bank. taiwan's defense ministers reported what is calling a large incursion by chinese military planes taipei says 13 chinese bombers and fighter jets flew into the southwestern corner of its defense identification zone tensions between beijing and taipei are it's an all time high after the u.s. lifted decades old restrictions on direct contact with taiwan officials last week. tropical cyclone and always has made landfall near mozambique's port city of bayda which was devastated by cyclon i'd die in less than 2 years ago heavy rain and
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strong winds battle years which had not yet fully recovered from the last storm earlier at least 3000 people have been moved from boozy districts in the east fama to miller has been tracking the site from from johannesburg and sent us this report . in the area of prior nova embarras specifically this is an area where people live in informal settlements homes made from plastic sheeting corrugated iron it appears that hundreds of those homes have been destroyed by the psych loan and those people are now looking for shelter in places like schools where they isn't necessarily adequate provision to take care of these people to look after them a few 1000 people have been relocated to places like schools to areas that are low lying so that people can be kept safe from the flood waters but the concern is that those flood waters are expected to continue over the next 72 hours and in areas
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outside of barrow like boozy which was severely impacted 2 years ago with is barely been a recovery from psycho it i once again we're seeing a very difficult dangerous situation there at a point now where aid agencies where workers can't get out to this area be they can only reach boozy by boat and at this point even that seems impossible so there's a lot of concern around the capacity of the aid agencies as well as the government to how people we know that the national disaster institute has said about half a 1000000 people could be impacted whereas the international federation of recross has said that could go up to 1000000 people so so far we understand potentially devastating scenes coming out of mozambique and a lot of concern about how and where people will be kept safe and of course aside from the flood that they're experiencing there is a concern around the spread of disease as people don't have adequate shelter. the veteran u.s.
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talk show host larry king has died at the age of 87 after being hospitalized with covert 19 king had medical issues in recent years which included diabetes and heart attacks he conducted more than 50000 interviews in a broadcast career spanning over 6 decades for 25 years he was the host of cnn's at larry king live interviewing politicians and celebrities if you'd seen museum in florence has reopened its doors to the public lockdown rules to cut the coronavirus pandemic mean the world famous museum has been closed for almost half of 2020 but the pandemic also means the usual crowds of tourists aren't there and the people of florence of finally getting a chance to enjoy their art and culture in a more personal way stephanie decker reports from florence. intimacy with a masterpiece getting back to chile spring all to yourself would usually be unheard of the crew in
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a pandemic has stopped the mass tourism that would usually fill these corridors rooms and that means florentines are coming back to visit something many had long stopped doing she saw stuck a few not sure why i never lived here until i was 25 years old i would come on sunday mornings as you would go have a coffee in the jet of the war then you'd come for a walk around the your feet see we would walk in and out with ease this of course was a long time ago. consider. if we consider it part of our culture as a florentine it's our home museum you'd have to book a month in advance then you'd have to stand in long queues you don't feel like it's your home any more it makes you lose the desire to visit these are arguably some of the most famous paintings in the world this is what the chinese spring and then over there you have the iconic the birth of venus to be able to observe them pretty much alone is an extraordinary privilege and it's raising a question here among italians about the need to control mass tourism. outside
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florence is unrecognizably empty. temp you know that miley. in normal times this would be full you couldn't even take a picture there were so many people there was a queue here with the party that you're behind it's a bit sad that florence needs people. for those who live here despite the hard economic times of the pen demick has caused something should change the very best that only lunch i mean there should be a balance a bit less people i don't know how but there's a need to rethink it also for the future because it isn't beautiful for anyone not even for the tourists i feel to come to find the city's sir chaotic so for you can't even take a walk. to the director of the feats he tells us that this is one of them. after museums in the world with around 4 and a half 1000000 visitors each year florence together with barcelona were the 3 top cases of really bad over tourism. and it's not just bad for the
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city for the inhabitants of the city but it's actually bad for the tourists themselves i think it's really important to take advantage now of this very difficult situation and really rethink how we're going to. project our offers in the future. part in culture many here tell us is a right for all the coronavirus is forced us all to stop and here at least many hope it will result in a new better way for everyone to be able to enjoy and share these cheshire's of the past stephanie decker al-jazeera at the museum in florence there are exactly 6 months to go until the tokyo lympics but several question marks still remain as to whether they can go ahead joining the pandemic as a state of emergency in much of japan and it's still not clear how organizers plan
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to get tens of thousands of athletes to talk yo or if fans are going to be allowed nevertheless the international olympic committee remain confident the games on we are enjoying the full support of the japanese government and we had another consultation with all the i.o.c. members yesterday everybody is really determined to make these olympic games in 6 months from now the light at the end of the tunnel earlier we spoke to associated press sports reporter stephen wade in tokyo explained why there's so much pressure on the i.o.c. and japanese officials to go ahead with the games. the i.o.c. is a sports because it's been written about. 5 or $6000000000.00 every 4 years most of it comes from t.v. broadcast rights 75 percent they have to have these olympics go on if there are no olympics they have no income so that's why the i.o.c.
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is very common they're going to happen and why they have to have them that the japanese state has invested $25000000000.00 in the games probably more they need to have them go and there's also some say face saving and then another card is that if japan would fail to hold these games in 6 months beijing has the winter olympics 6 months after i don't think that's a look at japan once japan wants to pull off these games and not see the stage in china so that's a really important factor and money as it often does explains a lot of things about these games. this is all dizzy but these are the top stories nearly 2000 people have been arrested across russia during mass protests demanding the release of kremlin critic i'd like see no volley demonstrations have under way in dozens of cities around the country center goes far has more from moscow.


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