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we know what's happening in our region we know how to get the plague is that others and all i was just said oh you dear god but to put it on purpose the fires are still more normative. you know. the way they tell the story isn't what can make a difference. this is al jazeera. you're watching the news hour live from headquarters and. coming up in the next 60 minutes chad's army says president idriss deby has died of injuries suffered while visiting soldiers on the frontline his son an army general will be interim leader.
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western nations tell russia to stop threatening ukraine and warning against moscow's plans to close parts of the black sea to foreign ships the jury is out in the murder trial of the former minneapolis police officer is accused of killing george for. india's vaccine makers war and their ability to meet domestic and global demand is threatened by u.s. export controls on components. sometimes people similar to sports the head of european football clubs breaking away to form a super league to come to this. but the president of the new competition real madrid florentino perez insists that it will be the savior of the school. hello welcome to the news hour we begin with breaking news out of chad where the
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army has announced president idriss deby has been killed the army says he was with soldiers fighting rebels on the frontline debbie had just won reelection and was one of africa's longest serving leaders his son general idriss deby has been named as the interim leader of an 18 month long military transitional council. the national assembly and government are dissolved a transitional charter will be put in place by the president of the military transitional council a curfew from 6 pm to 5 in the morning will be in place in all national territory external borders ok. close just until the new orders are in place a transitional government will be put in place new republican institutions who we put in place to facilitate the transition and by the organization of free democratic and transparent elections following the spirit of sacrifice that the marshal of chatted for for all his life right up until his last suffering. we have
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our correspondents in the capitol hill morgan she's joining us on the phone head about what can you tell us about the reaction to the fast moving events of the past 2 hours or so. well right now the capital engine man is on. for the past 4872 hours that's because prior to the announcement of the death of president. there was another announcement by the rebel group known as of concord change in concord that their advance into i think jim and that they were in. which is about 300 kilometers away from the capital in jamaica so there was a lot of concern a lot of tension in the capital itself prior to the. president that he has passed away from. this thing fighting those rebel groups in the northern region now the military is very careful to control the narrative here they haven't stated exactly when president said the. same his injuries they have also been very careful not to
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mention when he passed away and how long it took between the time he got injured and the time of his passing these are details that they're being very careful to control that because they're worried about the reaction of the of the people here in chad and specifically in command of the society chad is very divided there you have the rebel up in the north and some of them in the eastern part of the country you have political opposition in the capital itself and then you have the army which is. love to criticize of being very proper lisick so they're trying to maintain that cohesion that's something we heard investment that they're going to try to maintain the stability and because of the nation with the president now. so how about how do we explain the establishment of this military council that's going to be headed in the interim period by the late president's son. one thing we can say is that it is not in the constitution where the constitution says is that in
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case in the absence of the president or in case he died which is what happens here then the speaker of the parliament takes charge of the country for 40 days and still the transition is put in place and until elections are held this is what the constitution says but we also heard an announcement on the transitional military council when they announced that the president has passed away we had a statement we heard them saying that they have dissolved the legislative assembly or the parliament and that the speaker no longer hours they also announced that they would dissolve the constitution that constitution which by the way president has played around with quite a bit when he was in power 1st of all by removing presidential term limits which paved the way for him to run for 6 term as well as expanding his powers that constitution has now been sidelined no longer functional we have the military now making the rules as they go. to clear that they are going to set up institutions that will be running the country for the next 18 months and prepare the country for
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a democratic transition as well as elections that's something they say but people have had doubts about about this whole thing about the elections and now some of them are having doubts about that because this is the election fair and the fact that president. will be the one leading the military council and therefore leading the country for the next 18 months ok have a thank you so much from the capital of chod let's now bring in my dreams he's joining us from nigeria capital to discuss the security implications of this development in chad on on the region because western countries in particular have seen debbie and chad as an ally when it comes to fighting some of what they describe as extremist groups in the region so what could be the implications of his death on that. well during it's not only the western powers who see reliable ally countries in the lake chad region and this
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a hell and even parts of central africa see i charge in so just as important in the fight against our security challenges in their own countries now if the security situation in china as it is worsens from what we've seen now and eventually the interim president decides to pull out some of these forces to deal with the internal issues that could leave a lot of countries vulnerable in the region remember in troops are hot button so do i mean but to harden soldiers who have contributed immensely to bringing stability in many african countries now if the president decides to withdraw some of these forces for example in nigeria that will leave a lot of fronts vulnerable to attacks by boko haram and i saw we've seen uptick in violence in nigeria in the past one month or so and we continue to see attacks spreading across the news yet i come room as well as nigeria itself now if
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it happens then definitely child won't fuss to hold do with its own probably would prefer to do with its own problem than to commit soldiers and then leave leave the government exposed at home now the mood in the region is docked of concern and it's not only governments but also populations in the region i really really concerned about what is happening in chad and i will tell you why they have good reasons to do that if security situation in china do tabulates and the country descends into civil war that could cause a lot of problems we've seen what happened when gadhafi fell and in libya arms and ammunition continue to flood the region as well as the lake chad region that is expected to continue and this it go to situation in countries where. chad is contributing forces to stabilize yours countries will continue to do to. because china itself would be busy putting out its own fires rather than contribute to the
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stability of other countries and then the question of refugees or see so many people displaced in that region elected region particularly there are more than 3000000 people who've been affected immensely or greatly affected by what is happening in the region in terms of book or i'm attacked in terms of i saw the attacks go to mali you see the same thing see how the stability will continue so these are real concerns that we will a lot of people are projecting if the situation in china continues to. suppose that those regional countries that you're talking about as well as the international community will be looking to see what president debbie's son does next we now understand that he's going to be the interim leader of this military council so they'll be looking to see if he is going to continue involving chardy and forces in the fight against groups in the region. it exactly a lot of them will be will be actually that will be asking him to continue that
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would be hoping that he will keep those troops in this hell in the next head region in central africa to continue to bring stability to those regions but the question is if the situation if he's seat or if he's position is vulnerable to attacks by rebels or even just within the government itself because john has a history of military coups and civil wars if you publish in is threatened definitely you will need loyal soldiers who have been loyal to his father and who fought several bottles to come closer to him to fire the protect his government and if this happens if this security situation worsens we're looking at probably years of mama deby be in power for for a long time instead of 18 months because if the country's unstable it's difficult for him to conduct elections free and fair elections that would be acceptable to the child and people and the international community so the situation is that it is
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hoped i now i think this is the mood across western societies and the rest of africa a.t.'s world that the situation in chad will not deter the rage and that mamma will continue to keep his troops in hotspots across the region ok ahmed thank you very much for that update from abidjan. well as you've been hearing from our correspondence president idriss deby was one of africa's longest serving leaders debby was a former military officer who came to power in 100-1000 is the leader of a rebel army he just won a 6 term in office and was just saying that he'd faced numerous coup attempts and rebellions mostly in the east. was overrun by different rebel groups in 20062008 but they were pushed back with support from former colonial power france and the armed group the rubble front for a change in concord wanted to remove there be the army said more than 300 of the groups fighters were killed at the weekend in the north let's speak to nathaniel
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powell who's a researcher in the center for war and diplomacy at lancaster university he's also the author of france's war is in military intervention and d. call it in africa he's joining us from london thanks so much for speaking to us a lot to talk about here let's 1st talk about this apparent succession battle that is now taking place that how do you explain that the constitution has been suspended and according to the constitution the speaker of parliament is supposed to head the country in any event that something happens but now we know the president debby's son is the interim leader of this military council. right thanks for having me on so there's kind of the important element a kind of stress here is that the decision by the military to put the son as to make him the head of state kind of follows what was expected in the event of debbie's kind of ouster or death for a long time there's been discussion about what would happen if debbie were to die he was the taurus lee kind of in bad health or for
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a long time people thought he might be in bad health so the question is would replace and and for several years he's been grooming his son mohammed to take the throne if you would hope that after he died so the fact they suspended the constitution and dissolve the government and the assembly it's not surprising at all i mean that is technically a coup but it is signaling to charity and but also the international community that there is an absolute commitment to regime continuity at the top of the government that also probably includes the level of foreign policy in the region. he said to which they can sustain that is open to interpretation the right but how will those who oppose deputy react to the point of the appointment of his son to the military council. well i mean they're opposed to their hostess father they'll still be opposed to a sign especially coming to power and very extra constitutional through very x. to cuts to the means there is a possibility for widespread protests in germany or elsewhere it's conceivable that the fact the rebellion that was that. perhaps killed that the in that series of
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combat's north of. may try to take the offensive again. and it's also possible that there's the military itself is divided internally is just possible that you know some elements of the military could try to get vantage of this to to play somebody else in charge but i think the the opposition has been so divided and the military factions that supported debbie and his son move so swiftly that it seems to me unlikely that a serious challenge will be able to appear in the immediate future although there are lots of questions about the longer term yeah but what about the rebels and the implications on the what the rebel groups do next which he was reportedly fighting on the front line when he was killed they were heading to the capital earlier this week what will happen there. so the rebellion said yesterday so before the news came out that that died and perhaps they didn't know
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at the time either that they were operating a strategic withdrawal which the implies that they had suffered a military defeat. if all the indications coming out of germany are correct and again it's very fluid at the moment it seems like the removal of debby has not changed the military situation and as long as the military remains largely loyal to his son which seems likely to be the case given that he used to be the commander of the presidential guard and the most the most probably the best units he's a 4 star general he's only 37 years old. if he can keep that loyalty then there's no way the rebellion can can take advantage of that any more than they could have under his father. unless they managed to secure some defections and as for the wider region could there be any security implications here because countries like france and the un backed g 5 which is supposed to guarantee security for the region depended on charity and forces when it came to that fight so do you expect
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continuity under the leadership of the interim leadership of his son. yeah that's obviously the big question i think the fact that they move so so swiftly to install him as the interim head of state even though again as you mention the constitution does not does not allow for that that sends a very strong message to france and to a child's other international partners including united states that they can expect continuity and i think that's the message they're trying to send whether they can sustain that is another question they have had to at least it was reported 3 days ago that debbie before he died was moving units that he had deployed somali in egypt back to chad to help defend the capital these are some of his best units so if the current interim government has to keep those units in chad for security purposes. then that would disrupt at least in the short term france's and the broader g. 5. counterterrorism efforts in mali a new share. the center was to actually help those efforts or actually serve as a stabilizing force is also
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a term it's open to interpretation given that those chatty and units were just recently accused of large scale human rights violations in their last week or 2 weeks ago so the sense in which they are actually stabilizing stabilizing forces is open to interpretation as well thank god i thank you so much that daniel paul for speaking to us from london. thank you. once more how does your in his hour including. parliament has to vote on whether to expel the french ambassador over the balance conservative party and its supporters. response to it around the corner company is being served a search warrant on the struggle without le bron james the best of the n.b.a. action coming up with peter in sports. but 1st more than 20 russian warships have taken part in military exercises in the
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black sea that's according to russian media the move comes as the u.s. pushes back against moscow's plan to block foreign ships from parts of the black sea for 6 months washington says the move is an unprovoked escalation it fears russia will restrict access to ukrainian ports in the sea of as all of that it marks another attempt by moscow to destabilize the country a conflict between his forces and russian backed separatists in eastern ukraine has been escalating the top diplomats has russia has the port 100000 troops along the border our white house correspondent is standing by with the latest reaction out of washington but 1st bernard is joining us from moscow so bernard what more can you tell us about the buildup and the russian moves. russian russia says these are naval and air force exercises it's restricted access to air space above parts of crimea in the black sea and it says that it will
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continue these exercises certainly over the airspace of the next 4 days or so about how long it's closed or until the 24th and then from the 24th on was to the end of october it's restricting access to the curch strait now this is a this separates eastern crimea from western russia it is narrow it's point just for kilometers now there's a treaty whole treaty between russia and ukraine that says access through this straight into the sea of hours of is equal between both sides they can both use it freely and either side can invite 3rd party countries as well to use it russia is now saying that it will not restrict. maritime traffic it will only restrict naval traffic so merchant ships continue continue to go through russia says but the treaty says they shouldn't be restricting access a tall but russia's defense minister sergei schorr you he said earlier on today
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that russia is doing all of this in response to what he says is nato and the u.s. is provocative activities in waters and space around the black sea but what above all this clearly is is a russian show of force yes the risk of an invasion by russia may have diminished because of a phone call between joe biden and vladimir putin with biden offering a summit later in the year to putin but still russia wants to show that it is showing that it's in control of that region yeah ok and we'll speak about joe biden with kimberly harkat from the time being bernard thank you so much for that update from moscow kimberly hi there so you heard us talking about joe biden in that phone call he had with the russian president what more do we know about this and what the u.s. is saying about the situation. well the u.s. sending out a statement through its state department that is really very clear in terms of the actions of russia that it is not happy in fact saying it has deep concerns about
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the planned blockage of 4 naval ships in the black sea they say that this is just adding to the list of what the united states calls russia's aggressive actions they consider this an unprovoked i ask a lady sion and that is this really undermines the sovereignty of the ukraine which the united states respects not only in terms of sovereignty but also its territorial borders and as a result the united states has once again set out a statement reaffirming its support for ukraine reaffirming its territorial sovereignty over its borders and waters and its colleague on russia to cease its provocations but you have to remember that in the last week the united states has had its own series of provocations against russia just on thursday it put in place a number of actions in order to punish russia for what it says is the interference in recent presidential elections for that hack on u.s.
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computer systems known as solar winds also for action with respect to. or rather the united states expelling diplomats and also curbing the ability of russia to borrow money so when the united states says that russia's actions are unprovoked you have to also remember that the united states has taken its own provocative actions where does this leave everything in sort of a spiraling downward situation in terms of relations that continue to be very tense and even if the united states says that it hopes the 2 leaders can meet joe biden and lattimer putin some time in the future for a summit in the 3rd party country the united states is extending that invitation while at the same time dangling out the prospect of even more actions and retaliation punitive actions against russia so it's a very tense situation it's hard to see this resolved in the short and near term ok it can really help to thank you for that update from the white house.
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now the jury in the murder trial of the former minneapolis police officer there each of and begins its 1st full day of deliberations in the next hour he's accused of killing george floyd after nearly on his neck for more than 9 and a half minutes john hendren has been following the trial in minneapolis. otherwise we are in recess until we hear from the jury in their final words on the most highly charged us civil rights case in decades prosecutors told jurors to trust their eyes but for the defendant's actions pushing him down. george later died that day. drugs he just miraculously derive a drug overdose in that time. maybe it was the tail pipe maybe it was in large part maybe not use your common sense. use your common sense believe your eyes what you
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saw you saw what the jury saw it was the same 9 and a half minutes the world saw of them minneapolis police officer derrick show been kneeling on george floyd's neck until paramedics carried off his lifeless body in a case that started with an allegedly fake $20.00 bill and ended with protests and riots across the united states prosecutors said the evidence proved children used excessive force choke the life out of floyd and refused to render medical care even after he showed no pulse. and at the time of causing the death the defendant committed or was attempting an assault in the 3rd degree. and that's been proved beyond a reasonable doubt with those being proved in the venue a 2nd degree felony murder the defendant is guilty. the defense argued that show
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been held floyd face down just as he was trained to put in mr floyd eminently dangerous we've had a lot about the prone position. consider just the basic proposition people sleep in the prone position people. position. the prone position the problem position in. is not an inherently dangerous. proposition during restraint is not an inherently dangerous. it is routinely trained in the use by the minneapolis police the park defense lawyer eric nelson blamed bystanders for chauvinist failure to administer lifesaving c.p.r. saying he felt unsafe and hoping to give jurors enough reasonable doubt for an acquittal he offered a broad array of alternative theories for floyd's death heart trouble drugs even car exhaust we have to analyze this case from the perspective of
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a reasonable police officer at the precise moment with talent of the circumstances when it comes to the use of force. in the hands of the jury which is in isolation until they can render a unanimous verdict one reason for sequestering them is to make sure they don't hear news of protesters demanding show vns conviction but with demonstrations across the country it's not clear they won't be able to hear protests from where they're deliberating. deliberations can range dramatically in length in 1902 it took 7 days for jurors in the police beating of rodney king to find 4 officers not guilty 3 years later jurors took less than 4 hours to declare o.j. simpson not guilty of murder for show of an end for residents of minneapolis and cities across the u.s. that wait will be filled with anxiety and fear for what comes next john hendren al jazeera minneapolis it's time for a check off the weather on the news hour. the rain's gathering again in china and
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it will probably keep gathering in moves an unusual direction because of disruption to the system just coming in to the bottom your screen says super typhoon is off the edge of the philippines now in the forecast it stays over open water to get dangerously close to some of the small japanese islands and to taiwan but it does mean that temporarily there's no rain in the korean peninsula or in japan the sun is out to warm things up and here's the progress of the next bit of rain out of china and it does go to china to the usa probably heading towards the korean peninsula for the weekend same time so the guy is over open water but you can imagine the swell hitting the eastern side of taiwan that turned south of all this and the rainy season looks like it's coming to a close the raw showers in indonesia and malaysia but not many to be honest the forecast chop shows precious few dark blue top the rather more obvious in sumatra peninsular malaysia maybe bits of thailand and arguably the rains trying to get
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into the bay of bengal but it's taking a step back off over the last 4 days and apart for a few showers and karen scattered elsewhere india is fairly dry quite hot in the north and still is quite a few showers still to affect delhi. still ahead on the news hour thousands of migrant workers are rushing to believe the indian capital as a surgeon coronavirus cases threatens to overwhelm the country around a landmark day in the n.h.l. as one player breaks the record for all time appearances top stories coming up with peter and sports. frank assessments of poison. what exactly happened and what major taking what a situation might not be you could ever get informed opinions is the us thinking of military positioning in the middle east or is it just a simple act of reorganizing ministry assets this is
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well again the top stories on the al-jazeera news are the army in chad has announced president idriss deby has been killed while visiting soldiers on the frontlines debbie had just won reelection and was one of africa's longest serving leaders his son general. has been named as the interim leader of an 18 month long military transitional council the army says democratic elections will take place following the transition period. and the u.s. has described russia parts of the black sea to foreign ships for 6 months is an unprovoked escalation washington says it would be another attempt by moscow to destabilize ukraine and russia is accusing the u.s. and nato for gauging and provocative activities in the waters an air space of the boxee. bus and train stations in new delhi have been overwhelmed by thousands of migrant workers fleeing the city is
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a weeklong 1000 lock down goes into effect it's a reminder of a similar exodus during a nationwide lockdown last year in jos reported more than 200000 new cases for a 6th consecutive day and on tuesday reported a record number of deaths from the virus more than 1700 elizabeth rodham is in new delhi she says the government is being urged to provide welfare for migrant workers . and announced on monday that from monday night for one week that it was imposing what it called a curfew but one of the restrictions are the same as doing the knock down the nationwide lockdown even last year with people on their homes unless they were what are considered essential services and they. not allowed to leave their homes on this it's to get essential supplies in just hours after those restrictions were announced we have seen thousands of migrant workers people who work who live rather in different states to where they work crowding the streets of the capital crowding
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and train terminals because they have many of them who are day to wage and those who once again as they did last year they've lost their jobs they can't afford to pay rent and they want to return home now that the tenant has pleaded with migrant workers not to leave and try to assure them that they will be looked after high court has asked both the central and state government why we are seeing the kinds of pictures we did last year and why they haven't learnt anything in the past year it's also asking the local government here in delhi to spend around 400000000 dollars to make sure that a lot of these people these modern flu because the fed now that they have no way to feed themselves as well as the scenes that we are seeing at bus and train terminals we're also seeing migrant workers on the leaving by foot on the border with the state. again because they feel that they have no option while the world's largest
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coronavirus vaccine manufacturer the serum institutes off india is warning production may stop in a matter of weeks if the u.s. does not provide 37 crucial items indian drug makers produce around $160000000.00 jobs a month and are the biggest suppliers to the u.n. backed kovacs sharing scheme for low income countries in february the u.s. announced an export embargo on raw materials used in vaccines in an effort to bolster local production and that's threatening india and manufacturers when other urging president joe biden to lift the embargo saying it will hurt both india and the world's fight against the pandemic let's make. who's the chairman at the center of social medicine and community health her along the her university he's joining us from new delhi thanks for speaking to us so what impact is this temporary export ban having on production in india. i know there's this temporary ban plus the limits in what is available in terms of the raw material and the logistics
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requirements such as plastic bags from some of the european suppliers has actually meant the production cycle slowing down. the disarm instead of india has made an appeal to the president of the united states also there seems to be some conciliatory moves on the part of the u.s. but it's a little early to tell when you say conciliatory moves when you're referring to here exactly because the white house on monday was asked specifically about the request by the seram institute of india to lift the export ban but there was no comment from the white house there there are some suggestions in the media reports 'd that even some democrat lawmakers have also urged to reconsider their did their position in the in the larger interest of vaccine equity across the world this is an invalid evolving situation as we know but as far as production goes this has
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implications world for india's domestic scenario as well as this aram institutes and the and the about it biotechs commitment to the global go vaccination don't yet tell us more about how it affects kovacs. so last september the sentiments of dude of india agreed to supply a $200000000.00 those as focal backs off which $100000000.00 would be astra zeneca and the other $100000000.00 would be the normal vegs vaccines but so far it's been able to deliver only 20000000 out of the initial 100000000 which was showed you in between february and may and we understand that of this 3xw1xw has been distributed to india also as part of the co-ax beneficially arrangements so this actually means that there is a very serious implication for the global vaccine equity and the arrangements that
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are at put in tell us about the vaccine campaign going on right now in india where does it stand considering that the that the country is experiencing a 2nd wave of corona virus. well the 2 1st points one that over the last couple of weeks the average uptake of vaccines has moved from a daily average of about 2500000 go about 3500000 and touching 4000000 on a couple of days the 2nd good news is that the federal government has now made a more liberal regime of all those about 1818 years of age being eligible for the vaccine from the 1st of may it has also liberalized vaccine procurement arrangements reserve in the central government and the state government that's on the positive side on the not so positive side while the number of vaccination
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centers is $70000.00 plus now the fact that about 35000000 is the study 3500000 is the daily uptick actually means that nearly 50 percent of the capacity available with these vaccination centers are actually available for further delays ation in other words that it remains relatively underutilized so there is a lot of room for more damping up the uptick but that's also to be seen in conjunction with the limits that we see in this up late situation at least in some of the states ok the other states certainly do have a relatively comfortable position now thank you so much for speaking to us from new delhi thank you pakistan's government has agreed to ask for a parliamentary vote on whether to expel the french ambassador it's part of a deal it reached with the banned political party to have a killer bake in an effort to end
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a weeklong anti france demonstrations there have been nationwide strike city lp has been blocking rooted to major cities in protest against french cartoons depicting the prophet muhammad at least 6 people have been killed there is joining us from islamabad so where does parliament stand on this vote come out. but parliament took up the issue. that. the speaker of the national assembly saying that a committee should be full so that both the government and opposition members can reach some sort of a stage that of course had not happened yet some of the opposition parties even boy courting session of parliament today the parliament dollar joe friday good idea mendez joe what instrument and. he is also going to be giving a press conference tomorrow which day and not today so it's
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a lot of ambiguity. because there was also a mention that no individual or group can dictate foreign policy that did the pressure all get devolved that they our way of the opposition is blaming the government for not taking them into. the issue it is going to be important to see where the date is going to be some sort of a breakthrough but for the time being the relief on the street 10 in pakistan because that d.l.p. was threatening to wage countrywide protests marching on it's not. happening for the moment but they did indeed a crucial issue and a critical issue that has to be dogged as soon as you come on high as i thank you for that reporting from islamabad armin laskas has won the support of germany's conservatives in his bid to succeed angela merkel as chancellor in september last this will be the joint candidate for the governing christian
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democrat party and the christian social union in federal elections later this year angela merkel is stepping down after more than 15 years in power markets soder had also been vying to lead the center right law about has now conceded the race. police in the u.s. state of texas are serving search warrants after 2 men died in a car crash on sunday so they were in a tesla vehicle which was believed to be operating without anyone in the driver's seat and in a tweet the c.e.o. of the company rejected the idea the vehicles driving software was to blame he tweeted data logs recovered so far show auto pilot was not enabled tesla with autopilot engaged is now reproaching 10 times lower chance of an accident than the average vehicle let's talk about this with a gabe's is a correspondent an automotive news europe which is europe's leading automotive
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business publication is joining us from london it gives thanks for speaking to us so iran mosque has come out defending the company but what do you think is going to be the fallout from the us. well i really think the american national highway traffic association that says should should clamp down on what they what's being termed as full self driving within tesla and what is actually semi autonomous technology a lot of people left assuming that it can that car can just drive itself in and any number of situations but what is clearly big see is that there are some gaps in the cars knowledge i mean this isn't any reflection on tesla it's incredibly complicated technology to to produce but at the moment seems to be overselling it so is part of the problem then the owners are those who are driving these tesla vehicles have confusion over its capabilities. well yes i think so that they're
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failing to read the small print that says that you. are being trolled of your vehicle all the time and they're saying to their mates hey look at what you can do and you know and it pretty covered a lot of situations but it's not clever in every situation and that's the problem until until the cars are regulated and and we can say ok now you can take a hands off the wheel safely and and have confidence to do so then they really should not be sold as self full self driving that's just it's it's dangerous the u.s. auto regulator has launched previous investigations into similar car crashes involving tassler vehicles where do things stand though in terms of regulation well. in the u.s. it's very light touch which means that manufacturers can put pretty much anything
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out there that and call it what they what so and and until the the safety association comes down comes down hard on them they will carry on they have to do that now the situation is very different in other parts of the world europe for example china in japan they're just starting to relax the regulations 'd to be able to take your hands off the wheel but you still need the car still needs to know that you're paying attention and they do that through sort of sensors on the wheel or or cameras that look into your eyes to check they're looking on the road ahead but it's clear that although tesla says that these safety backups are installed in their vehicles it's pretty clear that they're not working as intended and again thank you so much for speaking to us from london like. well next month holds the promise of a resumption of
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a national unity government for palestinians one instead of 2 governments representing the west bank and the gaza strip this will be the 1st time in 15 years palestinians had to the polls to vote in legislative elections but as the toss of her name reports from gaza they're ready doubts that the election or actually take place. the last time palestinians voted in a legislative election facebook and twitter were months away from being launched globally the year was 2006 they couldn't have known then they would spend the next 15 years with a divided government and no chance to elect a new one did it i'm not that into about 15 years without an election and we're facing a miserable situation as a mother i wish it will happen and things change for the better. an election for the palestinian legislative council is scheduled for may but already there is widespread expectation palestinians won't be rushing to
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a polling station headed into had that could not that would have one of these elections only for a new in the legitimacy of palestinian leaders and to continue to rely on foreign aid but in the long term it will not serve the palestinian people israel has yet to approve voting in east jerusalem but how has splintered and both fucked up and how lost are worried about losses in their own leases due to disaffected voters. professor a high morale boost says recent polls show hamas would be lucky to get 25 percent of the vote in gaza but it might be able to get a bigger share in the west bank where people are fed up with the palestinian authority but maybe after the elections we might see a new or different kind of coalitions but that would probably be against the will of the international community which is still a classifying hamas as
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a terrorist organization and also israel and which doesn't want to see a mass in any form of a palestinian government so united or unified government between hamas and fatah is unlikely how must spokesman. says the organization is pushing for the election to take place as scheduled and that palestinians are primarily frustrated by the israeli occupation not their leaders. it was about a lot of them the world and the international community should help us choose our leader and to take our rights back we should be living in a good situation like all the human beings in this region. a generation of palestinians has come of age living with a divided government and no way of changing it at the ballot box the question people are asking is will this year mark long overdue change the top al-jazeera. hong kong court has sentenced a woman to 3 years in jail for running
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a group chat on messaging app telegram during the $21990.00 government protests the 26 year old was found guilty of conspiring to destroy property and inciting people to injure others a few days ago another court handed down lengthy jail terms to some of the city's most prominent pro-democracy leaders for their roles in the 21000 rallies. a us judge has ordered 2 leaders of the far right proud boys group to be arrested and jailed on charges related to the january attack on capitol hill joseph biggs and if a north korean have been free since they were 1st charged in march but a judge now says they pose a grave danger to the community and there are no release conditions that would be adequate they'll be kept in jail until their trial. and a trial has begun for 4 drug making companies in the u.s. state of california over accusations that they fueled an opioid epidemic johnson and johnson endo and. are facing allegations they downplayed the risk of the long
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term use of opioid painkillers to boost sales nearly half a 1000000 people have died in the u.s. from opioid overdoses over the past 2 decades it's the 2nd big case of its type after oklahoma successfully sued johnson and johnson in 21900. this is. coming up on the super league. european football. right after the break.
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well again time for the sports as well peter thank you so much the head of european football alexander shefrin has urged breakaway football clubs to come to they senses after they decided to launch a super league 12 top teams from spain england and italy have signed up so far and it has been met with a largely negative response u.a.e. for along with the premier league leader and said they are have condemned the move and are threatening to ban teams from their domestic competitions and say players will be blocked from playing at the euros and the world cup to the english clubs mainly come to your senses not out of love for football because i imagine some of you don't have much of that but out of respect for those who believe themselves dry so that they can go to the stadium to support their team and want the dream to be kept alive gentleman. you made the huge mistake
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some will say it is greed others stay in arrogance flippancy or complete ignorance of england's football culture but actually doesn't matter what matters is that there is still time to change your mind. the u.a.e. for president taking aim at the 6 british teams they need barca is alive for us in london outside chelsea's ground stamford bridge meave even the british prime minister is getting involved in the snow is any. you know there are a whole load of voices getting involved in this heated debate the backlash has been gathering pace over the past couple of days we've heard from politicians pundits players managers and even royalty all joining forces to condemn plans to create the super league but we've heard from pep guardiola manager of manchester city in the last hour or so saying that he didn't feel that super league was a sport at all because there are no winners and losers referring to the fact that
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you can't be promoted or relegated and you're right the boris johnson the british prime minister has also got involved he was very quick to say that the government would do everything possible to review their plans and possibly adapt them if not council them completely he's been holding talks with representatives from the football association and the premier league we don't know what's in the government's arsenal to be able to fight to attempt to create this league there is some suggestion that they may well look to competition laws to stave off any kind of perceived football monopoly on further afield as well we've heard from the french president. he has said that he would do everything possible to defend existing competitions so far no french teams have signed up to the proposal e ok that's presidents and prime ministers that we're talking about what is what has been the general reaction from the british football fans themselves. shock anger frustration consternation as you mentioned i'm outside chelsea's ground
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0 just for the last few minutes or so speaking to some of the fans that arrived here way ahead of the game against brighton the sea being some of them holding banners they really feel that they've been stripped of any involvement any say in the future of their clubs many believe that this is the death of english football as they know it's a game that has existed for more than 150 years in a pyramid structure all the way from grass roots teams at the bottom all the way up to the most powerful and richest teams in the land they feel that that continuation is now over some of talks about holding protests boycotting games definitely anger is growing and we may well see that outside chelsea's ground in the coming hours ok move barca thank you so much and we've had a lot of negative reaction but of the main instigators real madrid club president florentino perez says the super league will save football he will be the chairman
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of the new super league and says there's no chance teams will be kicked out of the leagues and no chance players will be barred from representing their countries is change is necessary for the sport's survival here senator form of the u. a firm have created a champions league format that doesn't work they say it will start in 2024 but will be dead by 2024 clubs have lost hundreds of millions in the last 2 years this could very well end up in the courts one leading sports lawyer says he'd be more confident representing the breakaway teams because he believes you a 1st case is not that strong. i do not see that they have any competition law mashers especially on the on they argue it's exposed. from my point. when we start a new venture a new entry in the market that new entry is often allowed to have some excuse if it's a good tact in business just imagine amazon or google would act similarly and say
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anyone who is offering goods currently on amazon marketplace is not allowed to do that only competing market plays. played away at leeds in the premier league the tortie sure it's during the warm up in protest and an airplane also flew over the elland road stadium with a banner reading hashtag say no to super league liverpool manager you're going club said he doesn't want it either but that it's out of his control over the last 6 years anyway we created a great relationship between the seated team and and the supporters and i understand that it that they want to have that act one egg them on to show their their anger i get that but we should not forget that again brought us out before the team had nothing to do with it let's move away from football now and get a basketball the los angeles lakers coach frank vogel says the bron james is progressing each day with his rehab following an ankle injury suffered but a month ago the brawn has now missed 16 games and it's proving costly for the
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lakers having lost 9 of those encounters their latest defeat coming at the hands of the utah jazz who were also without their leading scorer donovan mitchell the jazz lead at the end of every quarter to run out winners by 14 points. you know. the chicago bulls have an uphill battle to make the playoffs but they've been impressive in the last 2 outings and they produced another strong display against the boston celtics here. 29 points and 9 rebounds helping the bulls win that 10296. and detroit aged out of cleveland in the final minute of their clash the persons took the lead with less than 30 seconds left thanks to frank jackson the choice had a couple more baskets holding on to win by 4 points the cavaliers have lost 5 of
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their last 6 games. that's not often japan takes center stage in major league baseball but that's exactly what happened when the l.a. angels host of the texas rangers former teammate said japanese club booker kidal nippon ham fighters kohei are a hard r. and show haye otani faced off for the 1st time in the m.l. b. of the trading plays in trees pre-game went on to claim bragging rights the texas picture dismissed otani twice helping the rangers win $64.00. and one of the line to bring you this new record in the n.h.l. and it belongs to veteran patrick marleau from the san jose sharks the 41 year old has broken the mark for most games played 1768 appearances across 23 seasons he's also played a remarkable 899 consecutive games with n.h.l. debut in 9097 all but 2 of his current teammates were either not all still in
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primary school the canadian has also won 2 gold medals at all the small things are now coming up again later there is a later period thank you and thanks for watching our on al jazeera back in just a moment with much more of the day's news see you after the break. jump into the story there is a lot going on in this and julia global community when i talk of all the misinformation i think we don't want to feed than we are aware it be part of the debate don't ever take anybody's one word because there's always a difference when no topic is off the table we have been disconnected from our land we have been disconnected from who we are and would love to hear from you and you too could be part of today's discussion this streamed on out is there. from the world's most populated region. in-depth stories from across asia and the sad thing
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