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which held your stories we are your voice your news your net al-jazeera. be the hero of world news. washington. the u.s. tells russia that will be consequences if kremlin critic alexina volley dies in prison this is the czech republic says the 2 russians accused of poisoning sergei script all in the u.k. were also behind deadly blasts at a check. oh i maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up on the program the world suffers its worst week yet for new covert cases fueled by soaring
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infections in india we look at why cuba's young see that you chalis side the country unless there are major changes within it. we begin with tensions between russia and the west continue to escalate after a week of sanctions and diplomatic expulsions the u.s. has warned russia they'll be consequences of climate critic alexina valmy dies in prison he is 19 days into a hunger strike and supporters say his life is hanging by a thread it comes amid russia's military build up on its borders with ukraine and crimea russia's ambassador to the u.k. is one of a blood off if ukraine responded by also moving troops to the region now russia is embroiled in a rally with the czech republic its accused 2 russian spies of being behind deadly
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blasts at a check ammunition warehouse in 2014 it's expelled 18 russian embassy staff of the incident and in response russia says it's expelling 20 czech diplomats who must leave on monday but it's smith in moscow begins our coverage. a series of explosions hit this ammunition depot 330 kilometers southeast of prague in october and december 24th seen 2 men were killed almost 7 years later the czech government says it now knows who is responsible and i quote you know that she based on clear evidence obtained during the investigation conducted by our security services i can say there is a well grounded suspicion about the involvement of officers of the russian intelligence service in the explosions at them when you know 2014 these are the 2 men the czech government wants to question the travel to prague and 2014 on the russian passports under the names of alexander petro of and. they are the same men
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wanted in britain for the attempted murder of a former russian spy and his daughter surrogate and u.s. cripple were poisoned with a nerve agent smeared on the front door handle of their home and solve spree in 2018 there is no. me of the 3rd world interviewed on russian television the men said they gone to solve for some sightseeing particularly the city's cathedral spire they are very unlikely to face questioning for either the czech explosions all the british poisonings as russia doesn't extradited citizens the 18 russians are forced to leave prague join a growing list of diplomats forced to fly home to moscow in recent months 7 european countries and the u.s. have either expelled russian diplomats for alleged spying or in response to russia expelling european diplomats the foreign ministry here says it's retaliation will force fraud to fully understand its responsibility but is strong the foundations of normal bilateral ties burnitz met al-jazeera moscow. or people in
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eastern ukraine a whining about what the russian trip build up on the board might mean for them and as charles traffic reports from the capital kiev there is growing concern about an escalation of hostilities. ukrainian soldiers on the front line on the highest level of alert since the signing of an often violated cease fire agreement with the pro russian separatists 7 years ago russia says its deployment of an estimated 100000 soldiers and every weaponry to areas near the border with ukraine poses no threat ukrainian military say they are preparing for the worst. i was mobilized and came back to the front line i believe this is a crucial moment to defend my country world leaders and nato have urged moscow to pull back its forces most of these houses were destroyed in fighting in 2015 around a 1000000 people live in a 10 kilometer wide so-called contact zone the stretches on both sides across the
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front line oxana says she fled with her son jan you're from separatist controlled areas 2 years ago yet that's true. i have lived here since 2019 i used to live in a live cup but i had to flee because of my political views it has been quiet these last few days but this is the 2nd night in a row my soul wakes in the middle of the night screaming there is similar devastation in pro russia separatists control the areas. they have been shooting recently everyone waits but nobody knows how the negotiations will end. the leaders of ukraine russia germany and france the so-called normandy format have repeatedly failed to find a political solution to the conflict crain refuses russia's demand that it talk directly to pro moscow separatist leaders russia refuses to withdraw from crimea
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but you talk you part in 2014. and let's say political deadlock on many levels remain the breakdown in the current ceasefire was fairly predictable because the sides were negotiating in good faith it's not negotiating in good faith in probably in about october and they've reached the point where they were instead of trying to find common ground they were deliberately putting forth proposals that they knew would annoy the other side or that they knew would be nonstarters and once that starts to happen then you know that the breakdown of the ceasefire is only a small it's only a matter of time russia calls it a military exercise ukraine says it is a dangerous provocation of the 7 years of failed peace negotiations the un says almost 3 and a half 1000000 people are an urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection in eastern ukraine. but al-jazeera kid. well close allies of kremlin critic alexina valmy of called for massive protests in the capital moscow and the city of
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simpy cheeseburger on wednesday as his health continues to deteriorate and volleys daughter dasher is calling on russia to allow her father medical treatment after doctors warned he's now risk of kidney failure it was jailed in february for violating parole conditions as a result of travelling to germany for treatment after being poisoned and all these doctors say they've again been denied access that patient despite spending hours outside the prison. we came as doctors but it's cruel and monstrous to deny access to a dying patient we will call the medical unit and try to find out what's going on we'll keep trying but at the moment we've done everything we can we can't do anything else. look for girls to go. through we tried to get in touch with the prisons authorities but nothing happened it's not clear what's happening lexi's condition is not clear either the situation might be very serious and critical i
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think we need to take all the measures to resolve it for the sake of the mom i had her castro's in washington joins us live now a number of different pressure points on russia's relationship with the west not least those warnings of the health of alexina valmy what's been the response in washington. well maryam biden's national security advisor jake sullivan has said publicly that there will be consequences for the kremlin if the volley dies now pressed on what those consequences may be he said he wouldn't go into specifics publicly but that the united states has been in direct communication with russian officials he went on to say that the volleys fate is the responsibility of russia while the volley is imprisoned and that the international community would hold the kremlin to account if in of all the were to die. the room for diplomacy appears to be limited heidi particularly in light of the
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measures already taken this week. that's right there's been escalating tensions between the u.s. and the kremlin with tit for tat sanctions on thursday the by the ministration announcing plans against 32 russian entities and the expulsion of 10 russian diplomats from washington that was for russia's alleged role in the solar winds hack of american companies and the federal government as well as the election interference in the 2020 presidential election russia responded the very next day mirroring those sanctions by expelling 10 american diplomats from russia now the question is whether or not of all the situation will even worsen the relations and whether or not a proposed summit between president biden and president putin of russia will still
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take place thank you very much from washington heidi cho castro also spoke to william courtney an adjunct senior fellow at the clovelly policy think tank the rand corporation i asked him how the biden administration might approach that propose summits with tradition. if the film it were to die before a suburb possible so what would be postponed or just what would take place both europeans and americans who are concerned about them about their situation it seems that the criminal may not understand how much concern there is in the west about the us though they may be listening to their own propaganda and thinking that this is not such an important issue but it is and of course the aggression in ukraine with a huge russian military build up burning forces from 4 wave your arms over to close to your crowd it's still not clear whether russia plans to extend its motor thrust into your current or not but if that were to happen there could also affect
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prospects were some of. the wildest carney experiencing its highest infection rate yet of the cause of the 1000 pandemic despite the ongoing vaccination rollout while healthfulness action figures show that the week starting monday april 12th has been the was so far for confound global cases well then $5200000.00 infections have been reported at this week alone taking the total global figure beyond $114000000.00 feeling the rise india which reported more than 261000 new cases and 1500 deaths on sunday government is freeing up more hospital beds for private patients as the number of cases continues to rise one in 6 people tested is now attending a positive result in hospital wards usually reserved for government employees and now being converted to covert facilities after warnings from seanie
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a doctor has the capital new delhi is particularly affected at the mine and the jewel. is that of the boats reserved for covert 19 patients in our hospitals are filling up quickly the patients a big of mitzi to the hospitals at a very rapid rate there's especially a shortage of intensive care unit beds fewer than $100.00 i.c.u. beds and now available in the whole of delhi. and that increasing concern about the millions of pilgrims attending the annual canela festival in order to quarantine now for 2 weeks if they return to the capital new delhi more than 3 and a half 1000 people have tested positive at a festival with health officials warning that it could be a super spreader event the city of amanda has already set up a special testing center in its train station for pilgrims returning from a festival and cases rapidly rising in thailand as well with more than 1500 a day anyone who test positive is now being transferred to hospital or supervised
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isolation with no at home quarantine being allowed tony chang visited one of the new isolation centers as it prepares to receive its 1st patients. this is the new code 19 feel hospital at the bangkok arena in the worst of the thai capital one of 4 facilities has been set up to deal with the 3rd wave that's now hitting thailand all across the country and you can see the conditions are pretty basic they've got a cardboard cause here which is for easy disposal once the patient is being checked out after a mandatory 14 days some basic bedding a mosque that will be strong across the top but it's very hot and humid here and when this is filled with 350 people it will not be very comfortable but there is no choice you cannot stay at home if you test positive if you're showing symptoms you'll be treated in hospital as people have been so far with and they're getting so many that they want to remove those people who are asymptomatic from the general
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population and keep them under supervision in places like this and this is happening all over the country cases arising by the thousands every day thailand has been very successful dealing with covert 90 was the 1st country outside china to detect cases it's also now saying that it is not immune and there's the economic problem. to consider as well thailand has protected itself by closing itself off it was very hopeful as were many people here that it will be able to open up to tourists later this year as the vaccinations became common but the 3rd wave suggests it is not yet ready to open up and thailand's vaccination program is lagging behind with most people not able to register vaccines until june this year . still ahead on the program a week after chad's election rebels say they're still advancing on the capital to oust president intrastate being despite the army's efforts to stop them. and
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a sign of the times the school battling stigma and poverty to give afghanistan's deaf children a quality education. but . the weather's largely set fare for much of australia as we go through the next few days you have got a little bit of wet weather in the forecast of course so high pressure will keep it essentially settled the cloud just moving through the bite will run its way over towards the southeast and call it was victoria and of course into tasmania we've got a little disturbance up towards the cape york peninsula then this is where we are going to see the heaviest showers as we go through the next couple of days on monday see some what the weather coming in towards can see easing up towards the far north east of queensland elsewhere there you go lots of sunshine pleasant
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sunshine till the winds do pick up into the southeast and here comes the rain as we go on into tuesday so victoria sing a fair bit of wet weather could catch a shower or 2 but the wetter weather will be down to watergate parts of tasmania elsewhere essentially tries to a few showers into the northeast and a similar picture as we go on into wednesday by wednesday this hop across the ditch notice some wetter weather coming into new zealand at that stage and it'll cool off although. the one in oakland about a tall sort of temperature we can expect to see in tokyo over the next diode serious brightening up here because it's a cloud and rain pulling out into the open waters as a 21 there for tokyo warm sunshine for the korean peninsula and parts of china fine and dry. from the al-jazeera london broke out to people in thoughtful conversation i can be in my culture i can still raise my voice against bigotry with no host and no
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limitations the pandemic actually exposed the injustice in our societies to as my town and has and i kept in hospitality we have protective these men who are violent and bully. unscripted on al-jazeera. welcome back the main stories now the u.s. is one russia they'll be consequences of crime and critical dies in prison yvonne the is on the 19th day of a hunger strike in his doctors have been denied access to him. meanwhile the czech republic is saying that 2 russian spies accused of the u.k.
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script poisoning were behind deadly blast at an ammunition dump only a prague in 2014 they've expelled 18 russian embassy staff in response washers asked 20 czech diplomats to leave the country on monday and then are the headline this hour the world is experiencing its highest infection rate yet of the cove in $1000.00 pandemic world health organization figures show the week starting monday april 12th has been the worst so far for confirmed global cases with more than 5200000. now to egypt where have been reports of at least 11 people killed in a train derailment almost 100 others were taken to hospital with injuries this happened as the train was traveling in the city of 230 kilometers north of cairo the latest in a series of accidents on egypt's railway network recently and comes just 3 weeks after 19 people died when 2 trains collided south of. the head of the railways authority has submitted his resignation. some news from syria where they'll be
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a presidential election on may 26th expected to keep bashar assad in power for a 4th 70 a term candidates have 10 days to register but they must have lived in the country continuously for the past decade effectively barring all exiled opposition figures last month the u.s. won assad that it won't recognize the result of the election unless the voting is free fair and supervised by the united nations. now to chad the military that is saying it's halted an advance on the capital by rebels after the u.s. and british embassies warned of a possible assault on that janina but the rebel group says that its forces are pressing ahead with their drive to oust the president idriss deby who's on course to extend his 3 decade long hold on power the election was held last sunday but official results haven't yet been released a number of countries a nationals to now leave chad it will morgan has more from chad's capital legend nina. the united kingdom has at its name to the list of countries that are advised
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that is advising its nationals inside chad to leave the country as soon as possible because of the advance that the rebel group known as the far known as the front for change and concord say they are making towards the capital injun manner now france which is chad's closest ally has not advised its nationals to leave the country but it did issue a statement saying that the embassy here issued a statement saying that its nationals should remain inside the capital because of the security situation now defunct for a change and concorde is an armed rebel group that was formed in time to 16 to counter and oust president idriss deby who's been in power for 30 years now and who looks like or is said to it was poised to be an hour for at least another 5 years after in providing provisional results show that he is leading in the presidential polls in the elections that were held exactly a week ago and the government issued a statement then saying that it's pursuing the rebels using it's our it's our
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forces as well as warplanes and the foreign ministry issued a statement saying that the wolf by the diplomatic missions is to make sure to premature and that the situation right now is under control and there is no need for the concern that those diplomatic missions are currently showing by telling their citizens to leave the country meanwhile we have a statement from the rebels themselves saying that they are getting into a ground that they are right now you can province which is in the north about 300 kilometers away from the capital and that they will continue to make their way towards the capital to oust the president idriss deby and go over wealth distribution is being blamed for the conflict in northern missouri the violence has killed at least 2600 people and displaced nearly 700000 the world bank is saying the north-south regional divide could see fighting spread down the coast from the capital of kabul delgado harm which has sent this report. 26 year old
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daughter deed says he has a university degree but he can't find a job he's applied to the gas companies operating in northern missouri but it's been one rejection after another one with this really. i think there's some kind of discrimination going on these companies have very few muslim because for a couple of years most of the good jobs and money the foreigners and government officials even jobs or mechanics and electricians they don't hire many of us. got a province in northern mozambique is where most of the major gas discoveries have been made in recent years but the region has high levels of poverty and inequality when rubies and gas were discovered here many people thought it would mean jobs and a better life but that hasn't happened instead the poor are feeling more and more marginalized and say only a small elites in mozambique are benefiting. the country's president felipe a new study says the iso links local armed group the causes of al-shabaab is
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manipulating disgruntled youth and recruiting some of them as fighters but very out to ruth says he's not giving up on himself or his country the young farmer wants to grow his business and create jobs for other young people. there are always very complicated we don't know all these fighters are they don't show their faces they don't say why they're fighting i want to focus on improving myself. a perceived failure to distribute vast mineral and offshore gas revenues to the local population could be fueling the conflict until this is addressed analysts say it's unlikely the conflict in cobbled out of province end anytime soon. al-jazeera much andy. now the stories are following a fire in the south african city of cape town as told through large parts of table mountain slopes above the new orleans neighborhood are in flames and nearby
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residential areas under threat cape town university has been evacuated fires happen frequently in the city but cheering for long periods of drought. cuba's communist party is currently meeting to elect its new leadership and set policy guidelines the government is under growing pressure especially from the younger generation to implement reforms that will improve people's lives otherwise as to rise above our reports and likely to seek a new life abroad. and a land that stuck in the past that's the feeling people like i will may sad have had about cuba for many years. he's a cook in have anna and estoppel leaving in the government's so-called reforms. if there's no radical change in the system there is no way else there has to be a different way of thinking if not then i'll have to see how i skate displace i've
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been a cook for 10 years and because of the pandemic we have no work. with. social reforms over the past decade including the expansion of internet access have strengthened cuban civil society and many are now daring to speak out. small protests have cropped up this by tight control by authorities. cuba is in the middle of an economic crisis both because of the pandemic that's her tourism but also continuing and crippling u.s. sanctions this week the government announced it is loosening a decades old ban on slaughter of cattle and sale of beef and dairy ranchers will be allowed to do as they wish with their livestock after meeting state. says this will allow him to increase productivity tool and this is not for 60 years we did not have the right to eat an animal however as long as i comply with the
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regulations that are now being imposed on me by the state this opens up an opportunity that it will also enhance and increase the production of cattle in the country. but economy say much more needs to happen for the country to get on the road to recovery by the atlanta government in by that the measures need to have a big impact and they need to happen now to help develop the country put an end to be or ocracy i believe the new measures can be implemented and vietnam is an example of what we could become it's a country that has a communist party leading and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world you have to enter the world markets are going to form the economy. where people like i will miss her believe only political change can bring about radical reforms and that's why he continues to look for a future outside the island where he believes he'll be able to fulfill the dreams he says he's denied at home. getting an
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education can be difficult in afghanistan but it's especially tough for young people with disabilities school struggle because of a lack of support and awareness but one school is ensuring that their children get an opportunity to learn in your country reports on this now from kabul. in the uk the words here are silent but the classrooms are full of life and for these children just coming here during a war has not been easy. i hope there will be peace in afghanistan once they'll be peace the situation will be better and will be coming to school without any fear to continue our studies. all over the afghanistan one of the poorest countries in the world people with disabilities are stigmatized most of the time they're simply shand support and education services
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are extremely limited so schools like this one for deaf children allow them to experience something approaching a normal life. i'm also asking the government to create rules like this when we graduate we want to get normal jobs like other people. but keeping this one go in is a constant struggle 5 years ago there were 350 children here this year there are more than 600 and rolled but as the numbers grow so do the needs in a survey published in march the afghanistan independent human rights commission said almost 4500000 afghans live with disabilities and 11 percent increase in the past 14 years. for an organization supported the school in the past but across afghanistan international
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aid has dwindled nevertheless awareness about disability. slowly growing says photon a who has been teaching deaf children for more than 20 years said they are void the level of awareness in all societies very low maybe 50 percent of the people don't know that disabled people also have abilities that they can lend and how far they can go in learning but the people and society treat the disabled like they're crazy they think they are mentally unfit as you witnessed these children have special abilities and these abilities need to be used to educate them which is a huge need for. people racial needs of the school are equally big there is a lack of teaching material and books and no money to buy them anyway and there is no more space for students the government confirmed to al-jazeera the budget is limited and cannot address the demands of the school. lot us this is the era where everyone and everything is connected and in this era we're not even able to have
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drinking water at the school we're going to our neighbors and we bring the water for these children especially during the summer this is called making sacrifices for us. the staff say they will continue no matter the lack of resources in a few weeks this room will become the school's nursery and for the 1st time 20 deaf afghan babies will be able to know another world other than that of complete silence contraflow al-jazeera kabul. but look at the headlines now the u.s. is warning russia they'll be consequences if crimean critical dies in prison the valley is on the 19th day of a hunger strike and his doctors have been denied access to them supporters say his life is hanging by a thread of ali's daughter is calling on russia to allow her father medical
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treatment after doctors warned he is at risk of kidney failure. have you ever.


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