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al jazeera is newsnight on the biggest stories of the week delivered to your inbox most analysis and opinions of the world. subscribe of the conversation. the and. promising signals from iran and the u.s. after the 1st day of talks to try to salvage the 2050 nuclear deal. you're watching al-jazeera live from doha with me for the battle also ahead another grim milestone brazil's highest daily death toll since assad of the coronavirus pandemic the u.s. speeds up vaccines for anyone about the age of 18 but there's a warning call that 19 is still spreading rapidly. and the use of force by
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a policeman accused of killing george floyd comes under scrutiny at his trial in the u.s. the subject was under control. handcuffed with this reauthorized i would say don't . let. iran and the us say they're already making positive progress in the latest efforts to revive the 2050 nuclear deal european officials spent the 1st day of talks in austria shuttling between representatives from both countries tehran says discussions have been constructive and it's confident they're on the right track it's been agreed to create 2 new working groups which will focus on getting each side back into compliance one will examine u.s. sanctions on iran the other will look at tehran's nuclear program russia's representative says the groups have already started their work and diplomats have agreed to meet again on friday. that or more we get on as we find this position
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realistic and promising it could be the start of correcting the bad process that has taken diplomacy to a didn't we welcome these comments as this has been happening there than we poor said any rainy and ship was damaged by a mine in the red sea state media says the vessel was supporting iranian commander sent to escort commercial ships the u.s. says it wasn't involved at diplomatic editor james bays has more on the tox from the united nations the problem we've had since the beginning of the year since the inaugurations it's generally the 20th is both sides have been unwilling to move 1st to give up something in return for talks so it's the europeans who i think now have been after some extensive diplomacy in recent weeks of come up with a somewhat creative solution which is what is known as proximity talks so you have a meeting taking place with iran with the p 4 plus $14.00 members of the u.n.
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security council and germany and iran they're all in the same hotel in the center of vienna for their talks today a 5 star hotel called the grand hotel and the u.s. that just opposite on the other side of the road in another 5 star hotel called the imperial hotel and we understand what's going to happen is the e.u. representative is going to keep crossing the street and passing ideas from one side to the other i think we're going to get around the problem of who moves 1st by coming up with a pretty comprehensive list on both sides of what needs to be done in terms of the sanctions that the u.s. need to lift and in terms of the steps that iran needs to take to come back to compliance and the idea would be rather than one side moving 1st they agree to move in lockstep at the same time but it is complicated and there are all sorts of potential pitfalls. abdi who is a president of the national union american council and
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a former us congress policy adviser he says the attack on even in shape fits into an existing trend it's hard to consider this a coincidence maybe it is but you know the good news is that the entire world supports a return to the nuclear deal by the u.s. and iran with a couple of notable exceptions and i think the israelis the saudis and iranians and congressional republicans are the parties who are the vast minority who do not want to deal and are going to do everything possible to try to upset this process i would add to that list you know the i.r.g.c. itself hardliners inside of iran so you have so many potential spoilers you've got incidents like today where you know it seems to be begging for a retaliation a response that could upset the negotiations my hope is you know we saw this before we saw this actually in 2013 when rouhani was elected the israelis assassinated a nuclear scientists and similarly the united states came out very quickly and said
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we were not involved with this made it clear behind the scenes it was israel that was doing that i think this is likely a repeats i don't want to point fingers or having evidence but i think that there is a high risk that we're going to see spoilers on all sides i mean including any ron we don't know what they're going to do with some of their provocative actions but it's going to be imperative that all the parties who want to get to a deal are able to show the restraint and hold back their bad actors so that we can finally get to yes and then build on that deal instead of just having this constant cycle of escalation. brazil has recorded more than 4000 coronavirus deaths in a single day only the u.s. in peru have reach that threshold nearly 337000 people have died since the start of the pandemic some cemeteries have been holding nighttime burials to deal with the growing numbers infections are surging across the country with more than 13000000
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recorded cases that speak to julio ponce he's an. specializes in mortality data and joins us via skype from sao paulo thank you very much for being with us so brazil was already the 2nd worst hit nation by by the pandemic after the u.s. but things it seems has faith even further downhill in these last few weeks why are the numbers 1st of all so high why is it struggling to contain this pandemic. thanks for having me on the show probably we have been struggling with controlling mobility and brazil people are still going to work people are still moving around and we have had a sequence of holidays were usually brazilians gather around with their families the latest of which was easter sunday we have also been seeing a very large number of infection for the past weeks and what we're seeing with the high number of deaths as a reflection of the infections that happened 23 weeks ago we are seeing i think
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that the if these actions have reached a plateau it seems but that's happened started but climbing so it seems like we are still in for about 2 more weeks of increasing deaths the death are declining you say who who is affected the most right now in the early days of the pandemic of course alderney people were affected but with the different variants that are out there now it seems that younger people also now more risk. yes we are seeing a higher number of people being infected and be being sent to hospitals it does seem that we have people who are more susceptible to this new variant and that could explain the number of people that are being. that are suffering from the virus now it could also mean that the substance of some of the build up elation to the wound time coronavirus has actually perished in the 1st wave or.
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the infections that we had before the present time but we are seeing of course cases that need more specialized hospital units and we need people who need oxygen or intimidation and this affects a younger population as we're seeing now right how is the health system coping right now with all this isn't coping very well we have only 3 states out of 27 in brazil that are not in critical condition regarding i.c.u. occupation which is anything over 90 percent and over half of the states have over 95 percent of the better of the i.c.u. beds with coronavirus patients some states have started devoting other bets that are supposed to be held for i.c.u. patients for trauma or for other situations that require emergency care for
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patients so we are of course seen people who are dying waiting for an ice you bed and can't get to it right the very end of the virus that's sweeping through brazil and it's spreading to other countries is is as we've said proving more deadly how effective that kind fact scenes against it. well brazil brazil start as a nation efforts currently are sir centered on 2 vaccine which are curled over iraq and the oxford astra zeneca vaccines. so far they have shown in vitro studies enough neutralizing antibodies to be effective against. the p one variant but that still remains to be seen if it will be. in a. real life situation we are of course very slow in our vaccination efforts so 'd even if it is effective against the p one variant we don't have enough of the
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population vaccinated to stay and then back the vaccination efforts in the spread of the disease thank you so much mr ponce for talking to us thank you for your time thank you and the u.s. president says anyone over the age of 18 will be able to be vaccinated from the middle of april but joe biden is warning that covered $1000.00 infections a sitting creasing with a valley and spreading quickly half of those new cases from just a handful of states the virus is spreading because we have too many people who see the end of this secret the finish line already let me be deadly earnest with you we aren't at the finish line we still have a lot of work to do we're still in a life and death race against this virus until we get more people vaccinated we need everyone to wash their hands so sleep distance and mask up and recommended
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mass from the c.d.c. meanwhile the white house has ruled out imposing any form of coronavirus vaccine passport in the u.s. but private businesses are still free to explore the idea so-called vaccine passports which show if someone's been inoculated have been touted around the world as a way to safely have reopened travel by canada has more from washington. the vaccination campaign has actually be astonishing under the bided administration at this particular point some 70 percent of adults over the age of $65.00 have received at least one shot of the vaccine more than 50 percent have received 2 shots now the figure when biden took over was around 8 percent so this is a massive increase his administration has also i ramped up its efforts to get federal funding to aid to the vaccination campaign building vaccination centers in places that they were not before he insists president biden that there are now
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vaccinations centers within 5 miles of every single american adult and now being at that 200000000 vaccination doses by the end of his 100 days in office use at some 175000000 at this particular point so it has been an astonishing rolled out but president biden still insisting as well that the country is not out of the woods mitigator measures have got to stay in place but another bright point in the president biden saying that the u.s. may in the near future be able to push some vaccines out to other countries and the line he used is that there's no wall or border high enough to prevent the vaccine from coming into the u.s. so it's in the national interest to get extra vaccine to other countries. ahead on al-jazeera homeless and needing help the full extent of flooding devastation in indonesia becomes clear as rescue as we train military is and predicting the post pandemic recovery the international monetary fund calls for fairness by the world's
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poor countries aren't convinced. it's time for the perfect gentlemen. sponsored play qatar airways. well the action for the development spring race is going back to china and i we've got a finger that's doing this with the east was becoming rather more active and then heading south towards hong kong most of northern china the korean peninsula most of pam's looking find wreckage of the wall is quite still the creeping areas a cloud heading towards beijing where the air is quite still increasingly not very good quality still so winter right just north of sapporo and it may well come size not convinced i'm just intrigued by it for the sense we've had a damaging amount of rain in the eastern side into these easy to forecast still
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develops in timor in east timor in fact is generally east indonesia showers by day but they are not major the just maybe in the wrong place the worst of it's gone south it was a tropical site and developing we can say goodbye to it big shasta around northern borneo peninsular malaysia and up through thailand not quite the same extent as they were there all the same and so quite active weather is still going down through the the what is the foothills of the himalaya really down towards nepal they are dying at a certain indicated change in the type of weather we've got the north indian plane it's windy in delhi which ought to be good. at ways. xenophobia violent and beating the drum for an ethnic civil war in the heart of europe. generation identity was at one time a foster's growing far right organization on the continent now watch the
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investigation that led to the french government banning the group. generation hate . part one of a special 2 part investigation on a. the end. of our comeback a recap of our top stories on al-jazeera iran in the usa they're making constructive progress in the latest efforts to revive the 2050 nuclear deal to a new working groups will focus on getting each side back into compliance brazil has recorded more than 4000 coronavirus tests in a single day only the u.s. and peru have reached out thresholds previously infections are surging across brazil with health systems on the verge of collapse and the u.s.
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president says anyone over the age of 18 will be able to leave vaccinated from the middle of may but joe biden is warning that call the 1000 infections is still increasing with new a very in spreading from it. to. the end. of. the week the type of restraint used by a policeman charged with killing george boyd has come under scrutiny in a u.s. court the 7th day of the trial in minneapolis focused on derrick show vanes use of force and how officers should deescalate crisis situations floyd died last may after chauvin knelt on his neck for more than 9 minutes the attendant johnny mercer was questioned about how shelvin handled floyd is the nurse. trained to her strict notion. has it ever been not to my neck restraint else or.
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is this a m p d authorized restraint technique. on the neck or would be something that does happen you support that isn't authorized and under what circumstances would that thrives how long can you do that i don't know if there is a time frame that would depend on the circumstances of the time which would include what but there is this issue getting from the subject that you're getting here and so if there was say for example the subject was under control and handcuffed would this be authorized i would say no. there is john hendren is outside the court in minneapolis with more. day 7 was a day of expert testimony and while it was the prosecution that called all of the witnesses today all of the police officers. there were points that helped each side as a matter of fact because the bird lies with the prosecution to prove their case it
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was probably an especially good day for the defense right there you had johnny mercer lieutenant from the minneapolis police department in charge of training giving some help to the prosecution by saying that need to hold on george floyd's neck was not an approved hold on the part of derek children but he helped the defense as well because at one point they showed a freeze frame of a picture and in that freeze frame they asked him where the knee of derrick chauvin was and he said it was on the shoulder of george floyd going on between his shoulder blades that's helpful because the prosecution has been arguing that for the entire 9 minutes and 29 seconds children's need was on floyd's neck then you had a new call mckenzie she is a medical officer the for the police department she said that the crowd around floyd might have prevented the police or she suggested that was a reason that police might not have administered 1st aid but they might have been distracted by that she also talked about excited delirium or. a case in which
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people who are on drugs and george floyd had both fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system she said they can often develop sort of superhuman strength that something that offense might used to create reasonable doubt as to whether or not they needed to hold down george floyd the whole day ended with testimony by a los angeles police department expert in the use of force his name is jodi steiger he said i felt the force was excessive. women and children who were sleeping at least 100 civilians killed in fighting in northeast. the violence is a flare up in a long running dispute over contested land in the after our region the territories claimed by both somali and africa tried spalt sidespin each other for the recent boundaries set has a space tens of thousands about 270 people displaced by an attack in mozambique's
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northern town of palmer have reached safety but many remained remain traumatized more than 11000 people were forced to flee when pemba was attacked by an armed group last month they've been years of fighting in northern mozambique which has a space almost 3 quarters of a 1000000 people and the u.n. says that number is likely to rise these are people that are. exhausted they arrived by many means most of them arrived in the boats few days ago but some also right walking. the sentiment is transversal to everyone i've been speaking with. they are highly traumatized by what they have seen by what they have experienced seeing their families their friends being killed seeing their houses being completely destroyed. a camp for displaced people in sudan's darfur region has been burnt to the ground this latest round of unrest comes after 2 people were
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shot and killed at the company again ana the violence poses a challenge to efforts by sudan's transitional government to end decades long rebellions in the area at least 50 people have been killed in recent fighting. ethiopia is accusing egypt and so don of obstructing talks over its contested mega dam on the blue nile after 3 days of meetings between the nations failed to reach an agreement tensions have been deepening over the dam with sudan accusing ethiopia of breaking international law ethiopia's building the grand renaissance dam to produce electricity but its neighbors here it will impact their water supply here morgan is in khartoum with more. suzanne is saying that would if you're trying to do is try to impose a reality on the 3 countries especially sudan in egypt it says that the rounds of talks have produced no breakthrough they've been holding talks for 3 days effectively it was said to end on monday but resumed on tuesday morning as the 3 sides entered closed meetings to try to iron out their differences the main
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difference over this whole round of talks that was taking place in is that sudan and egypt wants the mediation team to expand to include the united states the u.n. and the european union that is something if european has strongly rejected and said that the the mediator of the talks between the 3 sides should remain the african union alone because they say that they believe african solutions to african problems now the 3 sides have failed to reach a deal despite those few talks a few days of talks so it looks like they've tried as much as they can but now sudan is saying that what ethiope if your peers doing it's violating international laws it's trying to impose their reality on the ground without reaching a deal and they say that that's a violation not just international laws but the declaration of principles that was signed between the 3 countries in 2015 before the killing of the crime if you print renaissance fam. more than 100 people are still missing 3 days after flash floods
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rips will parts of indonesia and east timor conditions have finally started to improve and rescue workers are now hoping to reach remote communities in need at least 118 deaths have been confirmed jessica washington reports from jakarta. on a community tries to come to terms with the devastation that hit their island as victims are pulled from the mud people crowd around to see whether it's their loved one that has been found many have been unable to contact family and friends and hundreds of houses that were destroyed everyone here has no choice but to start again. yeah from what the neighbors are not what i could not save anything everything is gone i could only save myself. the small island in east flores was among the worst affected in the weekend's flash floods and landslides. we got hit by this disaster we lost everything all we have are the clothes we are wearing. the extreme weather was brought on by
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a tropical cyclone as the storm system moves further away from the indonesian archipelago conditions are easing the thought is hope they will be able to bring in more help for the islands i don't get up in the from what we need the most is heavy machinery we have been asking for it from day one but we know that some of the roads were cut off because of the disaster on the sea was rough so we weren't able to bring it in time. to get some aid has arrived and the local government set up a public kitchen to help feed the community but around the province people need more food water facemasks and other essential o'neill for now but for a lot together with the military i'm social ministry we are working and we want to show you that we are here and helping people. in neighboring east timor the capital dili experienced it's worth floods in decades rescue crews are desperately trying. reaching those most in need in remote areas and in form
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settlements but conditions are challenging many. roads and. bridges have also. been destroyed. to. own of course most pretty much every day. hundreds of people across both countries are now facing a huge cleanup operation both still anxiously waiting for news of those who remain missing jessica washington al jazeera. amnesty international is accusing world leaders of deliberately ramping up attacks on human rights during the coronavirus pandemic in a report it says the people most affected globally by the spread of the virus are ethnic minorities refugees seniors and women it documents refugees trapped in
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unlivable conditions in camps and cut off from surprise many are also stranded because of border closures the report says governments often fail to protect women and people leading to an increase in gender based violence amnesty documents an increase in police violence in the philippines and brazil and a crackdown on freedom of expression in gulf states it notes at tax against criticism in india and china and finally it says decades of austerity and lack of public funding and neglect of health systems have left many more vulnerable to the virus al-jazeera spoke to the secretary general of amnesty international agnes callum r. she says many governments are using the pandemic as an excuse to repress and silence people. in many ways different ways whether it's all legal measures told police repression police he was all force. adoption of emergency measures that go on and on and on multiplication of c.o.v else measures use of technology
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of supposedly for the purpose of patek sion. use of drones including for the purpose of survey also i mean you know toil 2020 we have had. plenty many examples in every region of the world of governments weaponize ing in our view covered 19 to repress and to silence the international monetary fund is predicting a stronger than expected global recovery this year as over 9000 banks in rollouts gather pace but economists a warning of tougher times ahead for the developing world shabba tansey has more from washington. the i.m.f. increased its projection for world economic growth in 2021 from 5.5 percent to 6 percent as a result it says of trillions of dollars of pandemic stimulus and the international
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rollout of kerrville vaccines global g.d.p. had contracted 3.3 percent in 2020 over the past year the i.m.f. chief economist is warning that almost 95000000 people for food bellew the threshold of extreme poverty around the world due to the pandemic including within industrialized nations and developing countries remain vulnerable a similarly ambitious effort is now needed at the multilateral level to secure the recovery and build forward better without additional effort to give all people a fair shot cross-country gaps in living standards could widen significantly and decade's long progress in global poverty reduction could reverse. that long time watchers of the i.m.f. and world. bank argued that it is precisely the policies of the i.m.f. and world bank that foster that income inequality despite what in recent years has become the traditional rhetoric of concern used at the annual spring meeting we see the i.m.f.
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the research department putting out grade materials and recognizing problems like inequality and talking about an inclusive recovery and climate change and all these things that sound very good but at the country level if you look at the advice given in the programs it's all the same from you know decades ago and it's just a disconnect between the 2 parts at the i.m.f. head of the meeting hundreds of civil society groups wrote to the i.m.f. and world bank decrying their insistence on austerity programs that cut education and health services in developing nations in return for moons as well as that performance on climate change which they see as inadequate in addition the figures for projected economic growth released on tuesday are a dependent on universal global access to a coded vaccine yet the i.m.f. hasn't spoken out in favor of waiving international peyton's on those vaccines something the biden administration is fighting even that was public money that paid for their research without that some economists argue that any stated policies
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about building forward better off color for the developing world she every time see al-jazeera washington. the very latest on that story and others on our website at al-jazeera dot com al-jazeera to. play again i'm fully battle with the headlines on al-jazeera iran and the u.s. say they're making constructive progress in the latest efforts to revive the 2050 nuclear deal to new working groups will focus on getting each side back into compliance in more that almost all we've got to go now that we find this position realistic and promising it could be the start of correcting the bad process that has taken diplomacy to it didn't we welcome these comments. brazil has recorded more than 4000 coronavirus tests in a single day only.


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