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and so larry t.'s have cultures across the world so no matter how you take a al-jazeera bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you. count as they are. more than $15000.00 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours it's a daily record for florida a surge that is larger than most countries. from doha everyone i'm kemal santa maria this is the world news from al jazeera more than a 1000000 syrians are left to rely on a single border crossing for food medicine and other aid after
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a bitterly fought compromise at the u.n. . more deaths reported in mali's protests so the president's now promising big changes to the government. and parliamentary heckling of iran's foreign minister provokes a stern warning from the supreme leader. starting in the u.s. where florida has recorded its biggest daily increase of covert 19 infections with more than 15000 cases reported on sunday florida really emerging as a hotspot for the virus now nearly 270000 cases reported with more than 4000 deaths many sets cities across the state have now reimposed locked down restrictions that were relaxed back in may let's have a quick check of the johns hopkins university track oh you know this one it keeps
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a tally of cases not just across the world but in each american county and on this map the darker the shade of purple the more severe the outbreak so look down there along the east coast right the way down to florida in the panhandle the. and state's high infection numbers up in chicago as well in the west phoenix california 3200000 people in the us all together have now tested positive and more than 130000 . have died my can is in washington d.c. keeping an eye on this i mean that number just florida 1st of all mike over 15000 as we pointed out that's what it's a lot more actually than what some countries are now dealing with. indeed years of florida was a country it would be the 4th highest infection rate of the united states india and brazil more than $15000.00 reported in the past 24 hours but one statistic as well that's deeply troubling to health workers commercial is that testing in florida has
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doubled in the past few weeks from 25 percent 215-225-2500 extension 00 every day now what has also happened though is that one month ago 4.5 percent of those being tested were positive now in the past week nearly 20 percent of those being tested are positive now why these figures are significance is that it gives lie to president trumps claim that more cases are appearing because more testing is being done that is simply not the case these statistics indicate that the virulence and the victor of the disease is multiplying showing very clearly in a state like florida that you're looking at a multiplication of infections clearly this is a community spread infection and certainly this is a major concern but just to look at the country as a whole kemal there has been a 52 percent increase in infections in the past week alone and very
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importantly there's been a 25 percent increase in deaths now these figures are absolutely staggering and yet there is still this push to reopen i know there is a difference between what states to and what guidance come from the federal level but from the federal level from from the president himself he wants the economy back again he wants kids back in school in a few months time. florida is complete case in point florida was one of the states targeted by president trump for early opening the pressure of the governor there who happens to be a republican very close to president trying to open as soon as possible as a result of florida began to open in mid may varr earlier than any of the states now grass produced by john what's hopkins show a direct correlation between when the states opened and when this latest surge
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began to happen you're looking at an approximately 2 week gap that is the infection period that we are seeing throughout the states that opened early so there's a direct correlation between opening early and the surge that we're seeing at the moment but what's also troubling is that in a state like florida the governor continues not to issue a mandate to re wearing off masks he says that it's up to individual choice disney world for example has just opened this weekend against the advice of many health officials in florida and the governor insists that schools are going to reopen on time at the beginning of the summer for 5 days a week if there will be no staggered tuition as many other schools in many other states are contemplating so certainly florida is at the epicenter of not only this spurt in the virus but also some would argue and incompetence in terms of dealing with that and refusal to accept that opening up
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a state early is dangerous keeping it open as these statistics show is doubly dangerous indeed thank you for all that information mike hanna in washington. on to other news and aid groups say they're deeply concerned over restrictions of the flow of aid into syria the un security council agreed on friday to a compromise to leave only one border crossing with turkey open instead of 2 half a 1000000 children alone depend on aid that comes in through this area more from hashem. there are nearly a decade of conflict the syrians are now facing even more uncertainty nearly 4000000 are in camps stranded on the border with turkey they live in a rebel held territory in the north west while relying on international aid bubble however is a lifeline for the 3000000 syrians in italy
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a province about asylum or which was the main entry point for a channel to civilians in gerard mary and i 3 and has been shut down after russian pressure for many civilians this could have catastrophic consequences in the end that had happened in israel prevents humanitarian aid reaching us that's all we have to live on and we have to fight for us without us things will never work we'll die of hunger and the. provisions the families here get a basically enough for a week or 10 days is not enough if the regime or russia wants to cut this aid and close these borders will have a humanitarian crisis and people will try and head to the borders humanitarian aid agencies worry that reducing the number of crossing points will further choke off vital a for years the u.n. ran its humanitarian operations through 4 crossing points 2 in turkey one in iraq
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and one in jordan. the international organization warns stop being cross border aid deliveries will cause suffering and death. now this is happening at a time when the humanitarian crisis in the country has actually got worse we had almost a 1000000 people displaced earlier this year so we are very concerned that the amount of access for humanitarian aid is being refused at the very time when we actually need more access stranded and surviving mainly through a serious face another major crisis with covert 19 spreading in opposition territories limited aid delivery to one border crossing will also likely further delay much needed medical supplies to contain the outbreak for now russia will have a bigger say over cross border operations and for many displaced syrians pushed by
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the army to retake rebel held areas will leave them with 2 options face starvation or surrender or 0. in mali prezza been held for anti-government protesters killed in the capital bamako a prominent religious leader mahmoud dicko who is spearheading the demonstrations has called on protesters to remain calm tension remains despite president abraham. promising to form a national unity government and to dissolve the constitutional court. on condition from the 1st of all i want to pay tribute to the young who died in the latest protests i call on all mali and in the young in particular not to fall into the trap of violence we can be strong without being violent determination for this struggle is unshakeable we fight to restore the honor of the nation to end this catastrophic situation that this government has led us into for the decay of mali to no longer be a reality but a memory this movement we have started is the beginning of hope. more on the
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situation in mali now in this report from charlotte palace. in bamako a solemn feel well for protest if they can see say this is year old was killed on friday his family says he was shot in front of molly's national assembly. his mother was sick already when we broke the news to her she had a seizure the neighbors came out and we comforted her with words from islam. thousands of people gathered for friday's protests the 3rd since. they pushed their way into the grounds of parliament and the national television station then tires and barricaded roads in the capital police responded with tear gas. gunfire was heard 60 people were arrested. the protesters returned on saturday but in smaller numbers. their anger is directed at president abraham. demonstrations
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began in june after mali's constitutional court overturned election results and evolved to include frustrations over the economy alleged corruption and insecurity from groups. repression reinforces our determination and we will continue with our watch until the end of the regime of ip k. which today is a council for mali on saturday evening case who responded in a televised address. to continue to do privilege i will continue to favor dialogue with all the active forces of the nation for the establishment of a consensual government tame composed of republican and patriotic groups and not the break is and demolishes of the country molly deserves basic than that. he promised to dissolve the court at the heart of the disputed election results hold re-elections in contested areas and form a national unity government next week they're an important 1st step. and i think
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the idea is that the president is going to join with the opposition and have hopefully real dialogue. and and hopefully this will take place under the eyes of eco wasse the regional group that i think can actually help make sure that this moves forward smoothly. no opposition had earlier rejected katie's offer to reform the constitutional coolant and demanded the dissolution of parliament following friday's embraced 3 of their leaders were arrested and the heat cool has rained and it's unclear where the president has his concessions will satisfy them and stop the scenes repeating. the ballasts al-jazeera. and a hereditary so has been following further developments from the nigerian capital. for many money and the only thing that can solve the problem is to see to go
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a certain section of the opposition believe that. there is a need for dialogue in the sense that this should be a government of a transitional government that we're discussing with ali to stop running new elections of the last stabilizing mali before the new elections to usher in a new leadership so it's difficult to say right now what is going to happen but for the time being things are calm on the streets of by michael however at the funeral today. called those who were killed in clashes with security forces matters and 20023000 people gathered in front of this mosque to offer funeral prayers but the other stuff is quote a lot of people escorted the bodies to the burial ground while others have stayed back in their words to protect the shake from any incident that may happen in the news ahead heading to a standoff in search maybe as u.n.
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recognize government releases images appearing to show the deployment of russian missile systems. if we can't have remittances being transferred to these countries it's becoming increasingly challenging in the coronavirus pandemics is a drop in money sent home to africa we look at how it's impacting people in kenya. and it does of course about haas and dry throughout much of the middle east not all through turkey the has been a fair amount of cloud over the last year as an infallible stated that they want to show more of those as we go through monday that could be some heavy rain particularly along those eastern shores of the black sea across into. georgia and eventually the showers on towards azerbaijan but to the south of there it is hot and dry the winds a fairly strong at times through much of iraq time which is of course in the high
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forty's celsius you can see want to see bits and pieces of town further to the south the winds a little bit stronger certainly on trees that we could have some blowing sand on the strew q 8 not really is fall south as dohan in fact the temperature here 38 degrees that will probably feel fairly hume is without slightly low temperature the winds are very light indeed now down into southern africa central regions plenty of activity plenty of shahs and thunderstorms heading towards the gulf of guinea and then across into the far south south africa cape town in particular really just waiting for the nest next storm system monday is the day very strong winds fair amount of rain as well bringing those temperatures down not a bad day in portal is about 22 degrees but the rain in the winds are on their way to you so certainly by tuesday much cooler a windy day a wet day and then all the want to the north across central regions of the gulf of guinea more of the showers and thunderstorms. from fossil fuels to modern day renewable as societies develop their energy demands
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a 24 hour increase than most countries. say they're deeply concerned over restrictions on the flow of aid into syria the un security council agreed on friday to a compromise that leaves only one border crossing with turkey open. and in mali prezza been held for anti-government protesters killed in the capital bamako a prominent religious leader mahmoud do curry's speed ahead in the demonstrations and the score on protesters to remain calm. libya now where images on social media appear to show forces loyal to warlord cunny for half the mobilizing towards the city of sirte the u.n. recognized government shared the pictures saying there are armed vehicles and 2 russian made and defense systems forces backing the tripoli based government have been massing on the outskirts of sirte a coastal city that's a gateway to major oil facilities. well there are mcdowell is a principle russia and let's step global risk consultant consultancy verus michael
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crawford who told us rusher is cementing its position as a major player in libyan affairs my understanding is that there it is one of the gateways to both energy industry of libya as well as on the road to tripoli so this is you know a chance for half or 2 to regain the momentum after being on the back foot for much of the last couple of months but this is a really interesting ad development in so far as it shows how much russia is in gauging and in libya is less about achieving very specific strategic goals in the country so much as it is maintaining a local client that it can use to leverage to to get a seat at the table when any peace deal is actually agreed and part of the problem they've had with this is where. marshall ha stars other allies have been trying to
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pressure him into accepting some sort of a broader peace deal particularly egypt recently he's been able to turn to russia their commitment which in turn has had allies of the libyan government. upping their commitment and egypt therefore then again having to commit to the civil war to a greater degree than it would otherwise the like so this whole you know plan to. gain a seat at the peace table by engaging in the region to get in the game is one that kind of backfiring as the the local proxies are able to to play their various patrons off against one another. meanwhile the u.s. embassy in libya has issued a statement criticizing outside interference in libya's fragile economy a statement posted to facebook spoke out against incursions by russian mercenaries and mixed messages from foreign capitals allies of khalifa haftar closed export
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terminals and choked off major oil pipelines at the start of the year libya's national oil company has declared force majeure or cancel contracts because of the blockade yemen cities have reportedly agreed to allow the u.n. to access a stranded or oil tanker which could be on the verge of triggering a natural disaster the tank has been stranded off the coast of data for more than 5 years carrying more than a 1000000 barrels of crude oil reuters news agency reports the who have approved the deployment of a technical team to that site now iran's supreme leader has defended the country's foreign minister who's been denounced as a liar by some hard line politicians just as the roof was interrupted several times while briefing the newly elected parliament on foreign policy issues including his negotiations with washington as reporter massenburg. he is the highest authority in the country and he used his 1st address to parliament to call for calm to have a bit is. with relations with government should be in accordance with the law and
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sharia questioning investigation are your rights as has been mentioned in the law but insulting and accusing someone without providing accurate information or not you're right that's up to members of iran's most conservative parliaments it's 1979 revolution tackled and shouted at foreign minister zarif. he was called a liar by some in parliament angry over the handling of the 2015 nuclear deal a deal that was supposed to curb iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief but since donald trump pulled the u.s. out of that deal and reimposed sanctions iran's economy has struggled and it's prompted conservatives who gained a majority in elections this year to turn around president has and rouhani and his reformist. shouldn't have emotional and irrational reactions should be wise and justified sometimes you don't agree with an opinion 100 percent these may be normal political differences but iran has also suffered an explosion at
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a suspected missile site and a fire in the town's nuclear plant in recent weeks which iran has said could cause delays for parts of its program to sort or to join in addition to there's been financial damage but thank god no casualties. an admission of damage but no indication of what the cause was or who was behind it some outside the country have pointed the finger at israel and the us the supreme leader reminding his parliament of the threat to the country faces and how they must stand together against the u.s. there are attempts by conservative politicians to summon president rouhani to parliament to face questions and this is even talk of impeachment it's not clear if the eye to those remarks will stop this course of action if they don't then it will put conservative politicians on a collision course with the supreme leader if they listen then they could be accused of toeing the line and holding president rouhani to account i said very al-jazeera the house. as
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a by john and are accusing each other of launching military action along their border as a john says 2 of its soldiers were killed i mean it denies acting aggressively and says its positions were attacked with artillery shells and fighting over the nagorno-karabakh region for decades. the e.u. says talks to resolve one of europe's most deadlocked territorial disputes are back on track between serbia and kosovo e.u. leaders facilitated the 1st meetings between cos of its prime minister of the o.t. and the serbian president alexander virtue since talks broke down 2 years ago serbia refuses to recognize kosovo's declaration of independence they are set to meet face to face in brussels on thursday. the u.k. is planning a $900000000.00 investment to improve its border security after brags that the government says the plan will create new border control posts and increase the number of staff by $500.00 the u.k. leads the e.u.
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customs union the end of this year polls have closed in hong kong where pro-democracy parties are selecting their candidates for upcoming elections the voter turnout for the primary was higher than expected this legislative council election happens in september crucially it will be the 1st since beijing imposed its new national security law earlier this month. people in poland meanwhile voting in their presidential run off could shake up political parties and affect relations with neighbors even though the office is largely ceremonial the president can still veto parliamentary legislation move from sun you're going. this is a stark choice for voters in poland one which will shape its identity in europe and the rest of the world we're going to be on mars this is the incumbent crowd pleaser andrade poland's president since 2015 an independent who has the support of the ruling law and justice party is seen as
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a stalwart of the government's message of nationalism and conservatism his backing of only traditional families and opposition to gay marriage adoption has put about all those with poles and others in the e.u. who fear he's taking them backwards but his populist agenda has won over many voters i think. he is a good candidate because he's a tried and true man for 5 years what we know what he has done and who years and i think you will be the same as in the previous term of office. and to go to a movie that andrea do what he says he tries to carry out even if not everything can be realized at a given time he says he'll do it and he does it i trust him as a politician and that's the president i want my andrea do to win the opposition believe they have everything to hope for and ruffled trust the mayor of warsaw is regarded by many as liberal tolerant outward looking and being more closely aligned
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with the rest of the european union and independent of the judiciary. it's just ask you when this is a change it's happening he will be he will not he's not a part of the current government he's not part of the current ruling party so the situation itself having just a parliament ruled by the his party by the law and justice party. and the president from the other side of the political spectrum will bring a sense of dialogue into this country but lack of consensus and unity among poles was so polarized about how they want poland to be seen has been demonstrated by this election if you look at the votes of those who are in the retirement age by overwhelmingly vote and these but if you look at the youngest voters very mostly vote for. politicians so it seems that in next year's law and justice would have or would need to change politics because otherwise why would you support this is
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being seen as one of the most important elections since the fall of communism in 1989 the result of which is likely to see poland loosen all tighten its ties with its neighbors. the former u.s. special counsel robert muller has defended his russia investigation which led to the conviction of former trumpet funso roger stone the u.s. president spared stoner jail sentence saying he was the victim of a witch hunt from the washington post and stone is still a convicted felon he was found guilty of witness tampering lying to congress and obstructing a congressional investigation. families across the world who depend on money sent home by relatives abroad are struggling to find the money for food and rent the problem is affecting many african countries coronavirus lockdowns of cause mass unemployment which in turn stops billions of dollars in remittances mohamed are
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reports from nairobi. us monday learning a refugee from somalia has been living in the kenyan capital nairobi for the past 17 years. there's no access to employment the father of 9 children has always depended on money sent by friends and relatives to feed his family and pay other expenses he says he hasn't received any money for the past 3 months we are refugees on a lot of different meaning we have some relatives. who are already in the u.s. canada. u.k. so they used it to send out something one finished on time with him and his situation is similar for many other families whose breadwinners walk in other parts of africa giulia of the a mother of 2 is visiting a money transfer office for the 1st time in 3 months. my husband is
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a trader in south sudan and was forced to close his business he hasn't been able to send us any money since march we've been forced to live off our meager savings before the outbreak of the koran of holes like this one will be full of customers waiting to collect funds sent by the letters of board now they're few and far between lockdown measures adopted in many countries have led to job losses for migrants and consequently a reduction in remittances. funds sent home by migrants from sub-saharan africa grew 10 fold from 4800000000 in 2000 to 48000000000 in 2018. but the world bank predicts up. into 3 percent fall this year in international remittances to africa because of the covered $1000.00 pandemic that will have implications for the economy so major spin control is most of the middle income countries depend on remittances so if we can't have remittances being
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transferred to these countries it's becoming increasingly challenging and this will certainly impact the development in countries such as somalia where there are no reliable banking services airport closures and flight cancellations of medical remittances have been more difficult. workers at these money transfer company which operates in at least $40.00 countries in africa according on global financial institutions and governments to intervene an issue the continued floor of remittances. i will be can. take you to the headlines now on al jazeera florida setting a new day in the u.s. coronavirus record with more than 15000 infections that is a big get 24 hour increase than most countries mike hanna has more from washington d.c. florida was a country it would be the 4th highest infection rate of the united states india and
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brazil more than $15000.00 reported in the past 24 hours but one statistic as well that's deeply troubling to health workers come out is that testing in florida has doubled in the past few weeks from 25 percent to 25000 to 50000 every day. a group say they're deeply concerned over restrictions of the flow of aid into syria the un security council agreed on friday to a compromise that leaves only one border crossing with turkey open in mali prezza been held for anti-government protesters killed in the capital bamako a prominent religious leader mahmoud dicko who is spearheading the demonstrations has called on protesters to remain calm tension does remain despite president abraham promising to form a national unity government to dissolve the constitutional court in libya images of social media appear to show forces loyal to war khalifa haftar mobilizing towards
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search the un recognized government shared the pictures saying there are armed vehicles and 2 russian made defense systems forces backing the tripoli based government of been massing on the outskirts of sirte a coastal city which is a gateway to major oil facilities and libya's national oil company has declared force measure on oil exports that means they can no longer on their contracts because of a blockade on the terminals by forces loyal to have to the u.s. embassy in libya has issued a statement speaking out against outside interference in iran's supreme leader has defended the country's foreign minister has been denounced as a liar by some hard line politicians the reef was interrupted several times while briefing the newly elected parliament on foreign policy issues up to date with the headlines we're back with the news hour in about 25 minutes next it's inside story with adrian.
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under pressure to step down molly's president is accused of failing to improve the economy and deal with threats from groups he's dissolved the constitutional court but controversially overturned election results in march but is that enough of what if turmoil spirals out of control this is inside story. hello welcome to the program i'm adrian finnegan it's been described as the worst
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civil unrest in mali has seen in decades violent anti-government protests this week left several people dead president.

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