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in colombia. and mexico where the cartels have been responsible for a massively spiraling violence. the final episode of drug trafficking politics. trees just. more than a 1000 protesters arrested tens of thousands demonstrate across russia demanding the release of detained opposition leader alexina. i'm right about this and this is all just here a live from doha also coming up a top coronavirus vaccine manufacturer cuts its promise deliveries to the e.u. by 60 percent blaming supply chain problems.
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saudi arabia says it's for the who thing drone attack over the capital riyadh the biden administration says it's reviewing the group's designation as a terrorist organization. we are in one of the most famous museums in the world in front of arguably some of the most famous paintings in the world and stephanie decker in the if it's the museum in florence whether it is raising a debate among italians about the need to control mass tourism. ok we're going to begin russia where tens of thousands of people have been defying freezing temperatures and the threat of arrest in some of the biggest anti-government protests in years that abandon the release of kremlin critic. he was arrested last week on his return from germany where he was being treated for the near fatal coy's more than a 1000 people have. so far including his wife likes o'brien reports.
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before the rally had even begun and moscow security forces got to work rounding out those who started together trying to ensure there be no protest here. but despite the detentions and the battens the crowds only group chanting freedom. opposition leader makes in a valley and for themselves was. his wife among the hundreds taken away by some of the scenes further east and lot of our stock we riot police buy stuff with the krauts. if i hadn't come here i would have been ashamed to look in the eyes of my grandchildren and my children i'd be ashamed before myself yeah we do it i'm here because we can't keep on living like this they do everything they can to hold on to power in our country so that it will never change but what are we
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here for a handover of power. here in khabarovsk also demanded president vladimir putin's resignation and the release of his fiercest critic and leaks in a valley was our cities have gone to great lengths to prevent such acts of defiance including arresting several of these top rates and warning social media platforms they'd be fined if they allowed the protests to be organized online. for parts haitian and illegal actions constitute an administrative violation and can lead to punishment including arrest. it's alexina valley's arrest last week that's behind the protests he was taken into custody soon after he touched down in moscow on a flight from germany where he had received months of treatment for a poisoning which nearly killed him he's accused president clinton of ordering his . both are easy say novelli violated the terms of
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a 2014 conviction for financial misdeeds and jailed him for 30 days in a video posted soon after his arrest he said. don't be silent resist and take to the streets no one will protect us except ourselves. and his supporters on said his calls today is an incredibly important moment for both sides but the kremlin that wants to show that not only doesn't have the support that he but an unbound the steam they want to show that in fact a large number of russians are willing to brave the cold to defy the restrictions against this process to show their support and army and you could see they marched in minus 50 degree celcius mass protests have led to the valleys released from custody before but some analysts believe the tactic going to work this time because
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he's become too much of a threat to president putin's grip on power in exile brian al jazeera. ok let's get more on this from alexandra go to far who's live for us in most of our exams or just tell us what the situation is now because with we've been seeing the pictures of the streets packed with protesters being arrested. for. dui arrests and detentions of demonstrators of the protesters continue as we speak at this point and now the professors are no longer called back man they are scattered across the town across the why the center of moscow there are reports that there is a group marching towards the tensions centering which will likely have. kept and also the reports that this particular part of town completely sealed off by the police where we were last night and which is actually some 500 meters behind me
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that park is now completely cleared all police have pushed everyone out rest of the everyone they called at this point and indeed the figures of people detained or arrested across russia are now close to 2000 with the old were 600 people of that number being people are arrested in moscow in the meantime we learned that the wife well thought i'd say now i need you has been released from custody i'm just seeing the reuters report is quoting an unidentified ally of election avani saying that there should be fresh protests next weekend and looks as though this is gaining momentum. well yes indeed we also read these announcements that the next brought this should happen the next weekend and indeed it looks like it is gaining the momentum because it was. me and his
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supporters showed he said that there are big numbers of them that they are willing to take to the streets whether it's a minus 50 like you mean with school or. face seeing and having the colombine and clashes with that with the police like it was here in moscow and also in petersburg so today's protest has been shown indeed very ease big numbers behind aleksei now by me at least willing to protest on the streets for his freedom and also against the routine and he is out for you know sandra thanks very much indeed that his son and sons are going for talking to us from moscow. with another man's is imposing its toughest measures yet with a nation time nation wide a night time curfew against covert 19 from saturday no one is going to be allowed to leave their homes which we 9 pm and 4 30 am unless for emergencies that's on top of a lockdown that's closed to nonessential businesses and schools for the past month
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vaccine maker us to zeneca has cut its promise delivery to the e.u. blaming supply chain problems the company has reduced its offering by 60 percent for the 1st quarter of the year only $31000000.00 doses are not expected to be delivered in a severe setback to the box vaccination program that's already suffering after pfizer buying tax load supplies stuff boston has the latest from amsterdam. there are 2 problems here with the both of vaccines with the biotech but also with us to say take and both of them are struggling with these production lines of course the demand is immense not only in europe but also a lot of countries of course there are also people in africa who have ordered these countries in africa where 14 serve axioms so i really struggling to keep did the mond up and now price or buy in tech has stopped delivering to certain countries in europe simply because there's no production anymore so in germany some states have
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already stopped vaccinating in spain italy there's problems all over some countries are now threatening the company too to sue them because they're not giving up their promise to distribution so that's a serious problem here and it's also astra zeneca is another issue because that vaccine has yet to be approved europe has only 2 vaccines that are approved by the european medicines agency that pfizer biotech and madame and i started a nigga is the one that they have boarded massively so they have ordered millions of doses of this vaccine but this has yet to be approved next week the dutch are very shocked i have to say because so far the government was always saying decent very draconian measures are not meant for people here in the netherlands because they're very freedom loving and they would not abide by them but now 10 months later here we are the situation is very bad a lot of infections there's a lot of threats also is very and from the u.k.
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is going to be really hitting the netherlands very hard so at the moment as you can probably see in this parking lots of people are on the streets because there's only a few hours left and then they have to actually remain inside from a 9 pm until the early morning and there's a lot of confusion about it. so they are a bit says it's followed an air attack over the capital riyadh the kingdom has come under repeated attacks from who the rebels in neighboring yemen the saudi that coalition intervened in yemen in 2015 and there's been a war 'd with who he's ever since the rebels have not claimed responsibility for the latest attack meanwhile the u.s. state department's begun reviewing whether to keep its terror group designation for the who feeds it was a parting move for the previous administration under donald trump humanitarian groups say the designation could hamper aid deliveries the u.n. says the water in yemen has become the world's worst humanitarian crisis the iran backed rebels took control of yemen's capital sanaa in 2015 sultan barakat is
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director of the center for conflict and humanitarian studies at the doha institute he says the recent attack in saudi arabia may complicate the terror designation review. he doesn't mention a version he was framed at the house he's being a foreign terrorist organization based on their attacks on saudi arabia and if the news is correct that we had to have today that they're poor and you had attack it would make it much more difficult for the buy in a decision to do this this ignition however does ignition on its own is unlikely to help and this is what we've learned from many of the civil conflicts the designation will not help the enemies inside yemen as much as the saudis and their relationship with the enemy we. already the last couple of days since it's come into force has caused a major computer in among international agencies private companies who are
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supplying food to yemen shipping companies who are trying to carry that put into yemen a lot of them are reluctant to engage in yemen not because they don't want to or the no need for their help but the does ignition and it's blankets form at the moment without much detail and makes it. very difficult for them to engage and a high risk area for them to to engage so lazy is to withdraw and ultimately i think the public will pay the price and as you know yemen is already one of the worst human who attend that disasters and is likely to get worse. without further details on how this does initially going to work i think the situation worse. still ahead on al-jazeera why more palestinians are turning to traditional justice systems to protect themselves and their families. a powerful sights on heads an area of mozambique that still recovering from the effects of
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a devastating storm that struck 2 years ago. it's time for the perfect gentleman who went sponsored plan qatar airways well as to its colors it was in east asia particularly northeastern china harbinger up to minus 2 on sunday though we got still snow showing up was falling in home shoot on the mountains turkey iraq it will be briefly generally a warming trend up to 11 you notice on monday and harbin is above freezing with this link of client across the middle to china give you a bit of rain even briefly but is snow in beijing so temperatures are low who here but they're not you know in harbor which should be subzero all the time in the winter a change in the distribution of showers again in now and in the forecast is loose on that gets the heaviest downpours central southern philippines to relatively dry
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in the immediate future and that's true for most i'm a lazy indonesia given the focus particularly sumatra java and bali we see a bit of rain in the far northwest of india is still there in the forecast on sunday but it's sort of falling apart and that is more or less a completely dry picture including almost all of sri lanka which means the air is not going to be stirred up in the north and indian plain again so fog becomes a persistent problem which in the cities makes things very unpleasant was pretty poor quality now that last into monday and again par for fusions for lanka you are dry. sponsible qatar airways. north korea isolated and heavily sanctioned yet earning billions around the globe there are $39.00 is involved in everything that makes money for north korea. to carry defer to customers so they come to us. the money this year and it goes
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straight into the coffers us leadership a $2.00 part people in power investigation bureau $39.00 cash for kim pocket one on a 0. i want to know does it remind of our top stories this hour nearly 2000 people have been arrested across russia during mass protests demanding the release of kremlin critic alexina valmy demonstrations are underway in dozens of cities around the country. saudi arabia says it's followed an air attack over the capital riyadh it's been repeatedly targeted by hutu rebels in neighboring yemen the biden ministration
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is reviewing whether to keep the terror group designation imposed on the movies by the trump government. over $1000.00 vaccine maker astra zeneca has cut its promise delivery to the e.u. blaming supply chain issues it's a severe setback for the blocks vaccination program that's already suffering after pfizer beyond tax load then supply. china's reported upwards of $100.00 new daily corona virus infections for more than 10 days in a row is the worst surge in cases it's seen since march last year and this is coming on the anniversary of the world's 1st covert 1000 locked on when china sealed off the city of walk run between january and june testing has been ramped up in parts of the country ahead of february lunar new year holidays that's when hundreds of millions of people are expected to travel to visit their families meanwhile thousands of people in hong kong have been ordered to stay at home the lock down is the toughest pandemic restriction imposed on the territory so far it
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affects a densely populated district that accounted for half of all new coronavirus cases over the past week hong kong has been struggling to contain an outbreak since november it jim brands in the district with a lot of plans in place and explains why it's been hardest hit. well this is something the hong kong government probably wanted to avoid locking down one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in the city but the tape and jordan areas have been seeing very high infection rates during the past week to 10 days those infection rates running up between 70 to 100 a day so now over the weekend medical workers are going to be testing tens of thousands of residents who live in these pretty decrepit buildings you can see behind me and that's possibly one of the reasons why the virus has been spreading many people live in lot of basically subdivided apartments within a flat basically one room apartments where there's barely enough room very even a bed they share washing facilities toilet facilities kitchen facilities and
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government officials say they believe that the virus here has been spreading through broken sewage pipes now so far hong kong has recalled recorded about 10000 coated infections cynthy outbreak began in january last year we've had more than $160.00 deaths but this is the 1st no lockdown up until now and of course the worry for many people is this lockdown might have to spread to other areas if we start to see infections rising in those areas. taiwan's defense minister is reporting what it calls a large incursion by chinese military planes taipei says 13 chinese bombers and fighter jets flew into the southwestern corner of its defense identification zone tensions between beijing and taipei are at an all time high after the u.s. left a decades old restrictions on direct contact with taiwan officials last week william
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yang is a journalist and vice president of the taiwan foreign correspondents club he says this move by beijing is a message to the biden administration. this is a continuation of from the policy and the strategy that china has adopted since last year over the last year the 20000 men have been deploying its fighter jets for more than 300 times throughout 2020 in order to respond to all kinds of different incursions by chinese fighter jets into the a.z. id and then today we saw the biggest number of single day incursion. prompted by the chinese fighter jets and i think this is a very clear sign that china is sending to the us it is very unhappy with what the trump administration has done before it left the office and it should also be seen as a message that biden at the ministry shinde pacing is closely watching the monitoring how washington is planning to at sam's work continue its relationship with
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timelines for the part of taiwan it really depends on how the taiwanese government is going to interpret the messages and also the engagement coming from washington and at the same time for biden it is he's administrating well have to walk a very fine line between not angering beijing by very publicly in handling the engagement with taiwan but at the same time ensuring that how many people are not going to worry that the lesser public engagement won't be viewed as a way that the bike and the station is going to walk away from what the taiwan and the u.s. have been building over the last 4 years. protesters are out on the streets of tunis again demanding social justice and jobs it's one of several rallies held since the 10 year anniversary of the jasmine revolution on january the 4 teams activists say the promises of what the movement kicked off the arab spring have not been met china's is economy is struggling with high inflation and international
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debt and unemployment. a recent survey found 2 thirds of palestinians don't trust the state's judicial system and they believe it's corrupt human rights defenders say the weak judiciary is in turn strengthening a trial system known as tribal justice and as neither over him reports more and more people are moving towards tribal laws to get justice for their family and friends. this gathering followed the killing of 4 palestinians in a street fight. it's traditional to hold these meetings after such incidents in order to restore peace in the community they're part of an informal tribal system that follows its own laws when peace is achieved courts usually minimize the fountains but human rights groups see this undermines the official rule of law. doesn't believe the state's court system is just 3 of her family members were
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killed in a quarrel and her water last me. it's either us or them i don't care if we all die even if the case states what generations will keep telling our children and their children what happened those responsible for the killings are now serving time in palestinian jails their families have been forced out of the village their houses have been set on fire not once but several times who will defend the tribal justice system say it's helped the revenge. others argue that they want basic human rights still these tribes work under the umbrella of the palestinian authority more than 60 percent of the occupied west bank is off limits for the palestinian authority this makes it more difficult to arrest offenders and enforce court orders . b.s. legitimacy continuity and. protect the political system.
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drives can sometimes be faster and more effective than the state's courts they can put pressure on families as mohamed knows only too well he was in an israeli jail when his father killed a man in 2009 isn't all your family was forced to leave the village and he hasn't been allowed to return to his house. yes there has been a crime if this means that a whole family will be punished for 15 to 20 years and we don't live in a country that respects itself. 40 percent of palestinians trust. just the systems something the palestinian authority has failed to establish a strong judicial apparatus more than 2 decades after. the occupied west bank. cyclon enemies has made landfall near
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mozambique's port city of beer which was devastated by side in less than 2 years ago heavy rain and strong winds battered it is which had not yet fully recovered from the last storm earlier at least 3000 people have been moved from boozy districts in the east other ways is expected to lose strength as it travels in lands dumping rain across and east south africa and botswana ramadan miller has been tracking the cycle from johannesburg and she sent us this update. in the area of prior nova embarras specifically this is an area where people live in informal settlements homes made from plastic sheeting corrugated iron it appears that hundreds of those homes have been destroyed by the psych loan and those people are now looking for shelter in places like schools where they isn't necessarily adequate provision to take care of these people to look after them
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a few 1000 people have been relocated to places like schools to areas that are low lying so that people can be kept safe from the flood waters but the concern is that those flood waters are expected to continue over the next 72 hours and in areas outside of barrow like boozy which was severely impacted 2 years ago with is barely been a recovery from psycho it i once again we're seeing a very difficult dangerous situation there at a point now where aid agencies where workers can't get out to this area be they can only reach boozy by boat and at this point even that seems impossible so there's a lot of concern around the capacity of the aid agencies as well as the government to how people we know that the national disaster institute has said about half a 1000000 people could be impacted whereas the international federation of the red cross has said that could go up to 1000000 people so so far we understand potentially devastating scenes coming out of mozambique and
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a lot of concern about how and where people will be kept safe and of course aside from the flood that they're experiencing there is a concern around the spread of disease as people don't have adequate shelter. the veteran u.s. talk show host larry king has died at the age of 87 after being hospitalized with covert 19 it was admitted in california earlier this month after testing positive the king had medical issues in recent years which included diabetes and heart attacks he conducted more than $50000.00 interviews in a broadcast career spanning over 6 decades for 25 years he was the host of cnn's larry king live interview politicians and celebrities and months recovering after receiving the world's 1st double shoulder and arm transplant in france for this crisis and is from iceland he lost both limbs 2 decades ago after an accident while working in a high voltage power line the operation was performed in lille by a french hand transplant pioneer who met mr gresson at
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a conference in reykjavik it's unclear how much function he's going to recover but he has described the transplant as his greatest dream. there fits him using him in florence has reopened its doors to the public lockdown rules to curb the coronavirus pandemic when the world famous museum is being closed for almost half of 2020 but the pandemic also means the usual crowds of tourists there and the people of florence are finally getting a chance to enjoy their art and culture in a more personal way stephanie decker reports from florence. intimacy with a masterpiece getting back to chile spring all to yourself would usually be unheard of the corona pandemic has stopped the mass tourism that would usually fill these corridors. and that means florentines are coming back to visit something many had long stopped doing she saw start to feel not sure if i lived here until i was 25
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years old i would come on sunday mornings as you would go have a coffee in the path of the then you come for a walk around the your feet see we would walk in and out with ease this of course was a long time ago. but it's a big. if we consider it part of our culture as a florentine it's our home museum you'd have to book a month in advance then you'd have to stand in long queues you don't feel like it's your home any more it makes you lose the desire to visit these are arguably some of the most famous paintings in the world this is what the chinese spring and then over there you have the iconic the birth of venus to be able to observe them pretty much alone is an extraordinary privilege and it's raising a question here among italians about the need to control mass tourism. outside florence is unrecognizably empty. temp you know the mali we in normal times this would be full you couldn't even take
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a picture there were so many people there was a queue here with aponte vacua behind it's a bit sad that florence needs people. for those who live here despite the hard economic times of the. demick is caused something should change the rebel sit in the lunch i mean there should be a balance a bit less people i don't know how but there's a need to rethink it also for the future because it isn't beautiful for anyone not even for the tourists i feel to come to find the city so chaotic say for you can't even take a walk. with the director of the feats he tells us that this is one of the most sought after museums in the world with around 4 and a half 1000000 visitors each year florence together with barcelona where the 3 top cases of really bad over tourism. and it's not just bad for the city for the inhabitants of the city but it's actually bad for the tourists themselves i think it's really important to take advantage now of this very
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difficult situation and really really think how we are going to. project our offers in the future arts and culture many here tell us is a right for all the coronavirus has forced us all to stop and here at least many hope it will result in a new better way for everyone to be able to enjoy and share these treasures of the past stephanie decker al-jazeera at the museum in florence. this is our desire these are the top stories where the 2000 people have been arrested across russia during mass protests demanding the release of kremlin critic alexina volley demonstrations are underway in dozens of cities around the country. has more from moscow the arrests and detentions of demonstrators of the protesters
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