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for the last few days it's still around and some of the rain is back in the forecast on friday and sunday feeling cooler as well just 17 in cape town. i am. china's congress is said to approve national security laws for hong kong despite protests in the financial heart and warnings from the u.s. . clearly back to go it watching al-jazeera live from our global headquarters in doha also ahead marching against police brutality protests in 2 major u.s. cities over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of knowing for some it is the highest coronavirus death toll in the world more than
a 100000 people have died in the u.s. but businesses are reopening across the country and an unusual discovery outside mexico's capital archaeologist dig up one of the most famous moments of the ice age . thank you very much for joining us protesters in hong kong are calling for international intervention to stop a set of laws being imposed by beijing which they say will take away the territory streatham and autonomy later this hour china's congress is set to take another step towards imposing a set of security laws bypassing hong kong. critics say it's yet another example of beijing seizing control the u.s. secretary of state michael impale is recommending to congress that hong kong special economic status be revoked if that happens it could jeopardize hong kong
status as a global financial hub meanwhile pro-democracy politicians have interrupted hong kong's legislature as it moves closer to passing another controversial bill 3 legislatures were kicked out during a heated debate on a proposed law seeking to ban any mocking of china's national anthem. well we'll have reaction from hong kong with adrian brown very shortly but 1st let's go to katrina you in beijing for us so katrina the national people's congress voting on a draft decision within the hour what are we expecting talk us through the process of how this is going to be enacted. well the national people's congress is the biggest political gathering of the year in china we have $3000.00 members of the communist party gathering in one room along with xi jinping and they discussed various agenda items throughout the week this year it was only 7 days compared to previous years it's been $10.00 to $14.00 days of course one of the top issues that
there will be discussing and deliberating over is the national security law in hong kong we haven't heard any details as to what that will include but some officials in beijing have raised that it may ban foreign judges in hong kong from presiding over any national security cases and it may also expand the presence of china's intelligence agency in hong kong so we are waiting to hear details as you mentioned fully they are starting to vote on those issues just now actually other issues they're going to be discussing the introduction of a new civil code as well that talks about marriage and family rights they've never china's never had that all rolled into one legislation and talk about the coronavirus they're also passing some policies to address that crisis health reforms are also on the way reportedly they're going to improve the beijing's response mechanism for reporting such such outbreaks and also its emergency response in terms of dealing with. large amounts of patients entering the hospital
system another policy that they're introducing or that they're changing the response of the corinna virus crisis is the wild lodge trade law what they're doing is introducing ha ha to penalties for people caught dealing in exotic wildlife because that is suspected to be one of the sources of potentially the source of the corvette 1000 but as i mentioned the big announcement waiting to hear about is the national security long we expect to have more details after about an hour and also when a premier league gives a press conference at the end of the national people's congress shortly yeah katrina this move to national security laws for hong kong is promising to further destabilize the already deteriorating relations between the u.s. and china but beijing doesn't seem to be backing down despite the warnings from the trump administration. no i think that this bilateral asian ship has reached a new level of hostility at least in words falling the gloves seem to be off what
we heard from china's defense minister was a brewing he said that the relationship between china and the us had reached a high risk period and beijing should therefore boost its fighting spirit and one year earlier the foreign minister had said that the relationship had been brought to the brink of the new cold war recently it was just overnight with the u.s. calling for a u.n. security council meeting responding to this national security law times further infuriated by this it said that the us was engaging in buoying practices and called it the troublemaker of the international community for meddling in china's what it considers china's internal affairs it also regarding a threat to change hong kong's trade status some officials in china have said that they they should prepare for a financial war. they would be preparing some counter measures and this could endanger the trade negotiations which have been ongoing for for months now and
lastly china does seem to be acting like a victim when it comes to this bilateral relationship that seems to be taking no responsibility for the level of the new war that it's reached and good state media seems to reflect that and today we had the global time the state media newspaper that says u.s. politicians have been seizing china throat so that's indicative of really where we're at we're at with the relationship there thank you katrina for that katrina you in beijing let's cross over to him call not any green brown is there for us there have been protests in hong kong in the lead up to this vote in beijing on the national security laws how are things likely to play out today. well it's too soon to say i have to say it's a lot quieter in hong kong today than it was on wednesday when we had those skirmishes in the central business district resulted in the police firing pepper pellets and also using tear gas to disperse the crowds more than 360 people
were arrested on wednesday some of the people arrested were as young as 14 years old i saw a lot of schoolchildren being taken away by the police after those skirmishes as to what's going to happen later today well we have had a little bit of trouble in hong kong's many parliament ledge where legislators have been debating a plan the national anthem bill for hong kong 3 legislators were a day objected but of course they don't have the arithmetic to prevent that bill going through so that will almost certainly become law next thursday when a vote is taken as for the general mood in hong kong what we've been actually visiting an area of hong kong called northpoint which is full of people from the mainland mainland migrants to get really the other perspective on this national security law that's going to be imposed on hong kong and not surprisingly everybody we spoke to there was in favor of it they said that it was time to end the violence
and vandalism in hong kong and there was astonished that there were politicians in hong kong and activists calling on the united states to now put sanctions on hong kong they were just incredulous at that so you know it is a reminder that there is another view in here and it's also reminded that the divisions in hong kong of very real at the moment indeed and the proposed national security legislation adrian i know there are a few details right now about it but how big of a bill is it really going to be for hong kong's way of life. well it depends who you really talk to i was talking to an historian on thursday morning who's had connections with the cities going back to 966 and he you know recalled the 19 eighty-four sino british joint declaration and at that time people were already talking about the death of hong kong that hong kong was going to die
while 36 years on hong kong is still there and it still remains of course a global financial center a lot of business groups here in hong kong of though very worried about the implications of this security law what it will mean for an independent judiciary a free media but of course we also have to remember fully the you can't just sort of recreate a new business center for asia it takes decades to build a financial hub like hong kong so you know singapore and shanghai are a long way away from being able to replicate what hong kong can do even at times like this thank you for that adrian brown live for us there in hong kong now adding to the tension between china and the us is a canadian court ruling that an extradition case against wa ways chief financial officer among one jail can go ahead the court concluded the charges she faces are crimes in both canada and the u.s. she is currently under house arrest in canada and has repeatedly denied the
accusations against a man is wanted in the u.s. on charges of misleading a major bank on while ways dealings way of iran in other world news anger is spreading in the united states over the death of an unarmed black man who was pinned to the ground by police in a sandra's and minneapolis notch crowds have been out on the streets demanding justice they carry gates and bill as it attempts. on the west coast of america thousands of kilometers from where george florey died anger over the death of another unarmed black man in police custody put hundreds of protesters onto the streets of los angeles they blocked parts of a motorway and surrounded police patrol cars. in minneapolis protesters gathered at a police precinct where the 4 offices involved in the case were based. nearby shops were looted as people took advantage of the chaos following the latest incident of a deadly confrontation between a white police officer and
a black man captured on video. george fluid was arrested after being accused of food yuri he later died in police custody police say he had been resisting arrest but in this newly released surveillance video taken before floyd was forced to the ground he's shown handcuffed and apparently cooperative this was not an arsonist part of an ingrained systemic cycle of injustice so exists trying to catch at the very. least that all americans are equal and right and. the 4 officers on the scene were fired on tuesday but floyd's family says that's not enough i would like for those officers to be charged with murder. because that's exactly what they did thank martin.
minnesota is mad joined in the demand for criminal charges bought it could be months before it's clear whether they'll be filed until then protesters say they'll stay on the streets to insist that no other unarmed african-american in the u.s. is killed by police big turia gates and be algis their. for an update now on our top story this hour and china's spada mint has just approved hong kong's national security bill the national people's congress have voted on a draft this decision that is going to pave the way for anti sedition laws to be directly impacted in hong kong bypassing the semi-autonomous territories legislator this move by china which has now again going to proved by the national people's congress has sparked widespread concern inside hong kong where they've been protests but also outside of a call with the u.s.
threatening to review hong kong special status in a congress will have more reaction on this breaking news story as well as analysis sought the day here on. moving on now to the coronavirus crisis in the united states has become the 1st country in the world to record 100000 deaths from covert 19 almost 1700000 americans have been infected but the country still loosening restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the pandemic christian said to me rick was the beginning of summer in the u.s. and a cautious reopening of beaches along the popular new jersey shore in new york city parks sun seekers are kept apart with circles on the grass while outside san francisco city hall the homeless are space to abide by social distancing guidelines all part of a new normal as the country emerges from lockdown. but amid the slow reopening a grim milestone the death toll from coated 19 has now claimed more than 100000
american lives a far cry from the confident statements just a few months ago from the u.s. president will see what happens but we have the greatest doctors in the world we have a very bad just a good rock preexisting way we've had the u.s. accounts for almost a 3rd of the world's coded 1000 deaths a damning statistic some say for the world's richest country it says a lot about our public health system and it says a lot about how seriously we took this at the beginning. it says a lot about what we need to improve for the future this is really a wait and a time to be even to realize how important public health by comparison code in 1000 has proven to be worse than other recent virus outbreaks the 2003 sars epidemic did not claim a single life in the u.s.
in 2009 the age one n one pandemic claimed the lives of 12469 americans with covert 19 no one can say for certain what the final u.s. death toll will be. since march citizens have had to endure weeks of restrictions and lots of distress trying to stay safe from the virus but a new columbia university study found that imposing the lockdown even a week earlier could have saved tens of thousands more lives based on the overall premise that lives could have been saved had social distancing been in place earlier yes in theory we waited too long to implement those social distancing measures hindsight is always 2020 so of course we know that now i think at the time there was it wasn't clear how widespread the virus was with the vaccine still a long way from being available it's clear the threat from covert 19 would linger over a summer shaping up to be unlike any other in living memory christian salumi al-jazeera
. all right coming up on al-jazeera and live update on our top story this hour and china's on demand has approved a controversial national security law for hong kong will be speaking to the cheney you in beijing very shortly also ahead. come to our progeny. the agent goes on line in the u.s. has otters in a vice raise money for children in need. and there was a lot of it east west displays across much of europe out tools the west is fun to drive across the east we have the cloud and some showers and thunderstorms but look at this case guys across portugal spain and say much of the west very nice touches and lets them for the next few days in the late thirty's so people have
a really enjoying getting out again and enjoying the beaches and also the further to the north into the south coast of england in brighton again plenty people hail the damages quite as well as that in the low twenty's over the next few days london 22 on thursday wore across into paris we've got plenty of sunshine across much of the west but this is where we see really then subtle weather really through will central and eastern towards ukraine in particular that's the very heavy rain on thursday keeping the time which is a little bit lower in the mid to high teens celsius and then really through friday that system in ukraine pushes on into western areas over russia so some fairly heavy rain over the next couple of days and just really leaving a very unsettled picture lots of widely scattered showers even pushing down through areas of the mediterranean across greece and across into a city as well northern africa is certainly fine on thursday when it's a bit some piece of cloud want to shower as well but then released by friday we see more shows developing matron from morocco towards to micio.
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera live from doha a recap of our top stories this hour china's bottom ain't just approved a controversial national security law for hong kong that bypasses the territories legislature that's despite protests and international warning saying the laws undermine on kong's autonomy. there's been a protest in the u.s. over the police killing of an unarmed black man in the city of minneapolis and those protests have now spread to los angeles large crowds have been out on the streets demanding justice stop to george floyd was spinning to the ground by police leading to his to. the end the united states has become the 1st country in the world to record $100000.00 coronavirus deaths but it continues to do some restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the virus. all right returning now to our top story in china's autumn and has this hour approved national security laws that bypass hong kong legislature let's bring in katrina you in beijing for us so
katrina as expected the national people's congress has approved plans for a controversial security law for kong what details do we know now about this nor is it going to be as draconian as hong kong citizens view. that's right follow while we still have to wait on more details all we know is that moments ago china's national people's congress voted to pass this law there were $2885.00 votes in total and unsurprisingly the the vote was overwhelmingly a yes with 2878 people voting yes one person voting no and 6 abstaining from the vote now this is not surprising this congress is widely known as a parliament where many of these policies have already been pretty approved in previous gustus really just a way of rather standing and announcing these policies to the world we expect to
hear more details about the slow over the next few days no doubt perhaps from premier league chang when he speaks over the next hour at the closing of the national people's congress and we do know that beijing is perhaps bracing itself for an international response to this security law the u.s. of course a threatened to change hong kong's trading status and also bring this issue to the u.n. security council as a deterrent well it seems though is that both of those deterrents has had no effect on beijing's decision thank you katrina for not katrina you live for us there in beijing now south korea is seeing a rise in new corona virus infections some of them have been linked to an online shopping warehouse officials are considering a new set of restrictions us concern grows over a 2nd wave of infections 79 new cases were recorded on thursday the highest since early april social distancing rules have been relaxed and more than 2000000
students returned to schools across the country on wednesday. a temporary hospital has been opened in the brazilian city of man hours to help treat the indigenous population is find their isolation the corona virus has been slowly spreading through their communities some critical patients from remote parts of the amazon rain forest have been airlifted to hospitals in mn ouse the city's mayor has accused the president of in feeding efforts to stop the spread of the virus they need. i'm not going to stop saying that the president did not interfere of course he did it he speeches all the time saying it was just a fluke and at the same time sending people out onto the street he boycotted all the efforts that we have done here to get to a stage of good social isolation now according to a recent survey most brazilian support strictest social distancing measures to tackle the spread of coal that 19 it's in stark contrast to what president jay watson our wants has repeatedly criticized down saying unemployment and hunger
would kill war then the outbreak itself reza was a worse affected country in latin america with nearly $26000.00 us money arapaho is following developments from mexico city. president datable so now is facing more pressure every single day he's at the center of this political controversy in brazil he continues to downplay the severity of the outbreak in his country and he's continuing to make more enemies every day with state governors on tuesday evening we heard about the police raids against 2 of the residents of the governor of the state of. rio de janeiro we're hearing more raids took place earlier on wednesday against against some of the president's critics so this is some of the response that we're seeing in terms of of the backlash against the windowing support base within the bill sonars government the governor. has now cycled through
2 different health ministers one of them resigned the other one quit again the president is still sort of downplaying the severity of this crisis and that there is a scenario that could play out were both so narrow is ousted from office before he's able to finish his term in office if these allegations that he is a threat to public safety turn into charges we could potentially see impeachment proceedings against. the white house says u.s. president donald trump is expected to sign an executive order on social media companies in the coming hours that's after twitter unable to tweets in which trump said postal votes would need to fraud as misleading as the 1st time such a qualification has been added to a presidential tweet back saying the company was typing free speech and threatened to shut it down. the u.s. is ending some of its last sanction waivers provided under the 292015 iran nuclear deal this means russian chinese and european firms can't continue work at sensitive
iranian nuclear sites their presence provided a window into an even limited the country's atomic program the u.s. says companies have 60 days to stop their activities president trump withdrew from the iran nuclear deal 2 years ago. now it's a discovery that could shed some light on the hunting habits of prehistoric communities in mexico archeologists near mexico city have discovered remains of about 60 mammoths and other species that has a story. these big bones have laid here undiscovered the 10s of thousands of lives it's a delicate operation to now uncover this story and shed light on mexico's ancient history and prehistoric hunting methods but only one of course. checks give a shit team as extract a different remains we're talking about the creatures that inhabited some 10225000
years ago that corresponds to the place to see me so these are animals of different species the majority of them are mammoths we have identified about 60 individuals in total. the brains of found at an airport construction site near mexico city and close to what used to be an ancient lake archaeologists believe the herds may have been killed by hunters after being trapped in the lakes mud. the prehistoric colombian mammoths moved in this region during the pleistocene epoch that lasted until about 12000 years ago while researches didn't find remains of the furrier willie mammoth lives further up north they did discover bones and other mammals in 15 human burial sites. the 1st discoveries we made were an october last year we constantly followed up on each one of them sent until now we have $128.00 discovery sites from megafauna for the 1st time 15000 year old pics used to trap you found in november not far from the latest
discovery contradicting your belief that our early ancestors didn't hunt mammoths. the worst of them are more the way these moments of which bones of missing other tours even the traps themselves all of this reflects human behavior from those years we're talking about mexico. 1st settlers researches estimate that some of the remains dug up recently up to 35000 years old and more archaeologists have a mammoth task ahead of the each discovery is teaching us more on how these giant creatures and humans once courage existed on this earth so that does you know. theaters around the wilds of remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic but a growing number of directors actors and writers are figuring out new ways to say connected with their audience by posting new works online john reports.
her act one of the new normal and already theater has suffered greatly take the play tony stone for example leave. it opened at san francisco's american conservatory theater on march 11th hours later california implemented new measures to stop the spread of coronavirus and just like that the show closed still director pam mckinnon worked hard to ensure her production could at least for a limited time be viewed online theatre is an in person art form that is definitional ie what theatre is and luckily technology can bring us together and we're really taking advantage of that home these days more and more theatre artists are venturing into the digital realm welcome to the home bound project stage director general worsham and playwright concha mcmullan created the homebound project as a way to showcase creativity and kindness in equal measure. just by buying
a ticket just by tuning in you're getting to a sort of join or the actual family and b. you're getting to help feed kids here know the online initiative brings together actors and writers to raise money for the charity no kid hungry food. after thomas sadowsky delivered one of the monologues and says he was happy to lend a hand i think that in a time of crisis. especially but it anytime a nurse responsibility to participate in the telling of stories that reflect the human condition back to humanity we're mere men the light is. the phosphorous theatre company is a u.k. based group made up of refugee performers were not dream of my whole covert 1000 stopped them from premiering a new production so they posted videos online showcasing how the virus is affecting members of their community and we want to. just you know the show
and say way means to people who have no state is living in the country people who work question time and know their job stop the video series is called everything has an ending words of hope for all the artists and audiences longing to see the curtain finally fall on this pandemic. well again i am fully that evil and these are the headlines on al-jazeera china spotted and has approved a controversial national security loss for hong kong that bypassed the territories legislator despite protests and international warning saying the nonce undermine hong kong's autonomy katrina has more from beijing. unsurprisingly the vote was overwhelmingly
a yes with 2878 people voting yes one person voting no and 6 abstaining from the vote now this is not surprising this congress is widely known as a palm and were many of these policies have already been pre-approved and pretty disgusted is really just a way of rubber stamping and announcing these policies to the world we expect to hear more details about the slow over the next few days now adding to the tension between china and the us sees a canadian court ruling that an extradition case against while weight chief financial officer among one joel can go ahead the court concluded the charges she faces are crimes in both canada and the u.s. she is currently under house arrest in canada and is wanted in the u.s. on charges of misleading a major bank on what ways dealings with the law protests in the u.s. against the killing of an unarmed black man in the city of minneapolis have spread to los angeles large crowds demanded justice for the death of george floyd
overnight 2 police pinned to the ground before he died the united states has become the 1st country in the world to record 100000 coronavirus tests but it continues to newson restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the virus south korea has seen a rise in new coronavirus infections mean lost some of them have been linked to an online shopping warehouse you restrictions have been imposed as concern grows about a 2nd wave of infections 79 new cases were recorded on thursday the highest since early april. and most brazilians support strictest social distancing measures to tackle the spread of call the 1000 according to a recent survey this is in stark contrast to what president jade wassenaar wants he's repeatedly criticized knocked down saying unemployment and hunger would kill more than the outbreak itself well those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next inside story. what impact would call big 19 on the drop in the oil
price in the race to the point. can trump survive these his story setbacks and does the job only have what it takes to beat. special coverage on al-jazeera. the u.s. accuses russia of sending fighter jets to libya moscow says it wants a cease fire its. losses after turkish military intervention one of the options the stabilizing libya in an increasingly complex war this is inside story. hello welcome to the program. russia is one of the main players in the war in libya