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the i. know i'm fully back to go this is a news hour on al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha coming up in the next 60 minutes. the police shooting of another black man sparks anger in minnesota as the 3rd week of the trial over the killing of george florida gets underway nearby israel's prime minister says he'll never let iran obtain nuclear weapons just hours after tehran blames israel for an incident at its main nuclear facility and vows revenge.
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excitement across england where shops james and pops reopened after months of long down and an urgent plea for somalia aid organizations warn of catastrophe because of severe drought and in locust infestation. thank you very much for joining us the death of another black man at the hands of police in the united states has sponsored protests in minnesota dante rides screeding family told a crowd he had been shot by police before driving away and crashing he was later pronounced dead demonstrators gathered shortly after the shooting and confronted offices in brooklyn center and the shooting comes as the 3rd week of the trial of a former police officer charged over the killing of george floyd's gets underway derek show. in is facing several charges including 2nd degree murder after
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restraining freud face down in kneeling on his neck for more than 9 minutes. we have more in the shooting with alan fischer but 1st we go to john hendren who's outside the court in minneapolis where the trial is getting underway so day 11 week 3 of the show in trial kicking off today john what have we heard so far and what are we expecting today. well so far we have been heard the beginnings of testimony from a cardiologist this will be just the latest expert to testify about physically want happened to george floyd but before that we had some really interesting motions that delayed the start of testimony today the defense in this case the lawyers for derek show and asked the court to sequester the jury to isolate them for the rest of the trial because of that police fatal shooting in nearby brooklyn center the defense counsel argued that that case was likely to wile out media coverage and
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affect the jury's ability to view this trial the judge said no that is an entirely separate case and then we got a key clue as to the timing of the rest of this trial we know that the prosecution is expected to close its case either today monday or tomorrow on choose day but the judge said we will sequester the jury when we bring begin closing arguments and he said he and to subpoena that to be on monday one week from today well that's interesting because the defense and the prosecution rather has had 2 weeks to argue its case with experts we're expecting another expert later today that is a use of force expert the defense counsel in motions before the trial court testimony today said this is really overkill this is going to be the 6th person to testify about use of force the prosecution said no he's going to argue from an academic perspective that will be different so in other words we have one more expert witness at least and then we're going to have what they call
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a spark of life witness that somebody probably a family member who can testify about what the life of george floyd means in most cases they can't be cross-examined unless they say something that the defense believes it can contradict so they'll have to be a little careful about that but we expect some emotional testimony testimony in a trial that according to the judge could end on monday all right. john thank you for the moment before we cross over to alan fischer let's listen in on the trial a bit this is day levon and this is cardiologist jonathan rich testifying and being questioned by the prosecutor let's listen in to help and so that's another element where you have to be really even take us as you go through you don't want to miss anything here right i mean the stakes are way too high. we've heard from a couple of pathologists in the trial does your job require you to work with
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thousands oh yes it does one way so i work with cardio pathologist actually pretty closely perhaps more so than. other general cardiologists. i mention that i take biopsy specimens of the inner lining of the heart and i send those specimens to the pathologist to review under the microscope. we participate in conferences that include reviewing autopsies. one of the. things that i have learned over the years and i've been actually taught this by the kartik pathologists is that while a pathologist can look under the microscope and give us very important information i work with a world renowned kartik pathologist who reminds me nearly every day please tell me it's much clinical information as you can put it in clinical context because how i diagnose and interpret what i see in the microscope is very much influenced by the clinical stuart and so we work very closely together because my pathologist looks
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under the microscope and actually sees the tissue at that level and i can provide all the clinical information the timelines etc so we can truly get it right. just a little bit more background doctorates have you published in the field or crowded out yes i have generally characterize what kinds of publications and how many sure so to date i've published more than 200 combined abstracts original manuscripts reviews and book chapters and the topics have been pretty wide ranging in the field of cardiology from coronary artery disease hypertension which is high pressure congestive heart failure and another disease actually called pulmonary hypertension and what is common here hypertension pulmonary hypertension is high pressures that are specific to the blood vessels in the lungs right so when the blood flows from
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the heart to the lungs if the pressure is high in those blood vessels we refer to that as pulmonary hypertension. dr would you generally describe what the jurors what is cardiology as a science sure so cardiology is the study of the heart the most basic level it's the study of how the heart functions. what happens when the heart develops disease pretty much everything heart related in how it interacts with the rest of the body in order to sustain life. how do you go about assessing a patient with a cardiology is you. sure so when you assess any patient with or without a cardiology issue but you know that in this context a cardiology issue. you typically begin by meeting the individual in the office taking a history doing a detail physical examination reviewing all of the medical records in the charts
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looking at past procedures and tests that they may have had. sometimes speaking to other colleagues who you are caring for that patient with together and then sometimes or in your own tests for evaluation and diagnostic purposes. are some of your patients referred in from other cardiologists yes so because of my specialty in advance heart disease. close to half the patients who are i'm seeing in the office as new patients have been referred to me by other cardiologists typically in the community or in the region and i will assist them in consultation to figure out what's going on and what we need to do to help that individual in the i.c.u. do you take your patients who have problems beyond the heart yes so you know it's interesting as a cardiologist i think part of the important reasons why they require us to do that internal medicine residency training is because no organs work in isolation and so
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my patients who have heart disease who also require the intensive care unit they will usually have issues with many other organs their lungs their kidneys sometimes their brain. their liver and so you really have to be adept and have a really good understanding of not just the heart but all the organs of the body in really how they interact. dr richards talk about your role in this litigation. how did you come to be involved in this case. i was contacted by the state of minnesota and i was asked as a cardiologist if i could review the facts of this case to help determine how mr george floyd died have you been compensated by the state for the bulk of the work you've done on this case you know i've been up until my time here now at trial had not received compensation and why not. well
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probably for a couple of reasons mostly i felt that my job as a cardiologist could really help inform the facts of this case every year i take on a number of professional activities without compensation i actually think it's the duty of a field in so in this case i thought i can make a meaningful contribution to the medical field. so for your compensation for your time or your a trial are you being compensated that $100.00 per day yes $1200.00 a day while i am missing work back at home. so let's talk about them your opinion or opinions in this case before we do could you tell us what work you did what did you review before forming opinions and theories for sure. so i was provided with a lot of evidence to to look through but mostly i look through the medical records
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. that interviews. all the videos that were provided to me and the autopsy report. did you review from journal articles as well yet as i was formulating my opinion in creating my expert report i also looked up journal articles and imbedded them into my report for references. have you formed any opinions in this case to a reasonable griot medical certainty as to the cause of this of lawyers that yes i have would you tell us your opinion or opinions sure in this case mr george george floyd died from a cardio pulmonary arrest. it was caused by low oxygen levels in those low oxygen levels were induced by the proven restraint and positional asphyxiation that he was subjected to. let's discuss your opinion and
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let's start with just a general discussion of the circulatory system in our shot work to talk about the rights of the heart the heart. and also the l.b.o. . when you start off and just tell the jury just remind them what are they are your sure so you might remember hearing about this but the out of your life if you're just joining us on al-jazeera we've been watching day 11 of the derek show vein try in minneapolis in the united states the white police officer accused of killing george floyd when he knelt on his neck for all the 9 minutes with been hearing to testimony from cardiologist jonathan rich testifying on this day 11 of the show vain child he says the doctor the cardiologist he says in this case according to what he has investigated and seen that in this case florrie died from a cardio pulmonary arrest caused by low levels of oxygen now you'll recall that
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last week experts at the trials said that floyd had died because of you know the fact that he had low levels of oxygen after the police officer derrick shelving and knelt on his neck so this is the testimony that's continuing today the same sort of testimony that we heard last week this time from the cardiologist who is being questioned there by the prosecutor who will continue to follow what's happening on day levon in this courtroom in minneapolis but right now we want to cross over to our correspondent. alan fischer who is not far from that court room in minneapolis allan is in the. city of brooklyn center in minnesota the same state and this is where there were protests over nights island over the killing and police shooting of another black man at a traffic stop which led to the death of this other black man
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a 20 year old dante right allan you're joining us from brooklyn center has just set the scene for us 1st tell us about the protests overnight and what is the mood like fair as the show vein trial is resuming not far from where you are. just 20 minutes drive from the center of minneapolis to get here to brooklyn center you would normally see for many police officers in front of the police station here in this suburb of minneapolis but you can see that there has been defeating of the police in there and police officers in riot gear in quite significant numbers that are buses parked just around the corner there they brought in the reinforcements and down at the end of the road you can see that armored humvee that was brought in this was after protests on sunday just after 2 o'clock mr wright was stopped by police a routine traffic stop they say that they discovered the standing arrest warrant according to the police and they say that he then tried to get back into his car to
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drive off but the short term at that point clearly what went wrong in the community of what had happened that there had been another black man shot by police here and so they started coming on to the street to protest as it got dark some of those protests became loud there were more than 100 people involved there was some looting but they ended up here at the police station and they were here for several hours chanting. directing their anger towards the police just after midnight the state police arrived in the quite significant numbers more than $100.00 of them they started firing what was described as chemical additives most likely into the crowds as well as smoke bombs that happened on a regular basis people were told to go home that was a curfew no in place and eventually people did start to wander off and now we're being told that there is going to be an investigation into the shooting clearly the
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local community here wants to find answers and wants to hear them quickly physical or darkness fear here this morning so very called monday morning people can't quite believe that they're seeing this yet again schools have been close. in the area all the normal afternoon activities at churches youth centers and schools have also been cancelled so a lot of people behind closed doors to be watching the t.v. watching the show control but also waiting to see what the police are going to say we're expecting a news conference here within the next though it will be interesting to hear what the police see yet another officer involved shooting coming when turn tunes are already so incredibly wrong here of people waiting to find out what the jury will decide when they finally retired to consider verdict in the direction of a trial alan fischer in brooklyn center minnesota thank you very much for bringing us the latest there will of course keep a close eye on this situation with you brooklyn center not far from where the show
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again child is resuming in minneapolis downtown minneapolis that speaks more about this not to ronald's style of an who's a professor of law and criminal justice at harvard law school is joining us from massachusetts in the united states thank you so much for being with us so even as the dairy shelvin child is going on and the spotlight is on violence against black men there's another shooting in minnesota of another black man how might this 1st of all you think play into the trial and how will it affect the mood in that trial and possibly the outcome if it. well it will not have a direct role 'd because the judge will not allow any information about what's happening there in brooklyn come into the trial what people are most worried about is whether jurors hear about it from the paper or the news from their internet devices and whether that in some way biases their opinion so as you stated
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this their job and case is about police force against unarmed black men and you have the same situation here so the defense is really afraid that jurors are going to hear about this they're going to be concerned about further underestimate their city and that might bias them toward convicting children so the constitution in the us requires that the case be decided on its own merits without interference the 60 minutes of the constitution says that every criminal defendant has to have a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury so the concern here is whether that jury can remain impartial if they learned about this case right so far today we've heard from the cardiologist jonathan rachel says floyd died from a cardio pulmonary arrest caused by no levels affect oxygen this is sort of the same stuff that we heard last week in the prosecution's case his nearing its end
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now and have been reports say in u.s. media that a family member of george floyd might be called to testify by the prosecution how would that help their case. well minnesota has a doctrine odd in the sense of unique not in many states across the country made perfect be the only one but it's called spark of life evidence so a family member can come in and testify about george floyd his spark of life what kind of guy he was what sort of joy he brought to the family and this humanizes george floyd because right now the jury's only seen gory autopsy photos and so forth this type of evidence reminds the jury that this was a real live living breathing human being who had an impact on the lives of his friends and family and it is part of the prosecution's case it will engender
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sympathy toward mr floyd in the prosecution is betting that the spark of life testimony will what will push them over the finish line in terms of getting a conviction so after after what you've heard over these past 2 weeks week 3 is getting under way now what we've heard from the prosecution which is focus on the use of force and the fact that floyd died from a lack of oxygen where do you think could the defense raise doubts in this case. well the defense has already raised doubt in some areas significant doubt so i think that case is going to turn on whether the jury believes that the pressure to mr floyd's neck was the substantial cause of his death or whether his general poor health and whether his drug use was a substantial cause of the death that's what the defense through its
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cross-examination has been suggesting to the jury and so we'll see which side wins but the defense has a case coming up once the prosecution rests likely today or or to morrow they'll put on their experts and then the jury's going to be asked to decide which side is more credible essentially thank you so much for talking to us about all this ronnell sort of and professor of law and criminal justice at harvard law school we appreciate your time and insight thank you for joining us thank you and we'll keep a close eye on the show vein child in the u.s. and also plenty more ahead on this news hour including a rescue as raced to reach minus trapped hundreds of meters below ground in china and a warning that out volcano on the caribbean island of st vincent could erupt for weeks and displace thousands of people.
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has turned to other world news now and israel's prime minister says iran is the greatest threat in the middle east and he want to allow it to obtain nuclear capability is comments come as iran branes israel for sabotaging its key nuclear facility tehran describe sunday's incident at natanz as an act of terrorism it happened a day after iran and there's new advance sent to a huge is a destruction at the site comes ahead of another round of talks in vienna later this week to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. that iran must never possess nuclear weapons my policy is prime minister of israel is clear i will never allow iran to obtain the nuclear capability to carry out its genocidal goal of eliminating israel and israel will continue to defend itself against iran's aggression and terrorism or we have 2 correspondents covering this story on our jazeera aside big is in tehran we'll speak to him in a moment but 1st our aforesaid in west jerusalem where the israeli prime minister
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benjamin netanyahu was speaking alongside the visiting u.s. secretary of defense has 3 nights now or not specifically mentioning the incident at natanz or the iran nuclear deal tell us more about what he said. well that's right i think what he didn't say is almost more interesting than what he did as is quite often the case in these sorts of public events that the language from netanyahu is lying as we've heard many many times in recent years labeling iran a fanatical regime bent on destroying israel and saying that he was the israeli prime minister who was going to stand in its way and make sure that iran did not get a nuclear weapon however the the context for this meeting with lloyd austin the new u.s. secretary of defense the 1st senior member of the biden ministration that has come here since biden was sworn in in january is that the biden ministration
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wants to revive the nuclear deal with iran obviously on certain terms most notably that iran comes back into compliance with that deal and that israel under benjamin netanyahu does not want to see that deal revived they reportedly have put in a set of criteria which are pretty extreme by any sort of reading of of what iran might ever agree to so the idea of a resumption of the deal on similar terms to what was there in 2015 the kind of deal that present prime minister netanyahu persuaded president trump successfully to withdraw from that's not something that netanyahu would exceed to and he didn't mention that deal at all during the public comments alongside lloyd austin he didn't talk about natanz austin didn't even mention iran at all in his comments during that briefing he was asked about it earlier when he was alongside the israeli defense minister benny gantz during
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a visit to israel he airbase and he said that he wasn't going to comment on the times he had nothing on that but that he did support obviously the efforts of president biden to negotiate on resuming a nuclear deal so it's clear now that there are 2 very different. was being forged by the u.s. and israeli administrations after 4 years under president trump when they were very much cleaving to the same line harry thank you for that harry fawcett live for us in west jerusalem let's cross over to tehran correspondent big aside iran is threatening retaliation for the incident in a ton so what can we expect and what could this mean for the negotiations with the u.s. over the 2050 nuclear deal. with iran has said that the have the right to retaliate although we don't know what shape or form that will take in terms of the negotiations it was definitely a layer of complexity and make it much more difficult iran doesn't want to be seen
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to be negotiating from a position of weakness and the leverage that they did have while they may not be able to use that but again it may make them less likely to compromise and has been a bizarre day or so since we heard about this incident initially we've we were told that it was a an electrical incident of fault of sorts around is trying to play down but slowly as that yesterday passed and today we've been getting more and more information and we have this report for you to sum up what's been happening. nuclear terrorism is how iran has described this latest incident at its main enrichment facility pointing the finger at israel to. what happened in tons as israel's official i've said it several times and what we're hearing from different sources it confirms that israel was behind this incident u.s. media said it was an explosive device and not a cyber attack although they quoted an identified intelligence sources this still
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very little information out of iran about how the attack was carried out in my view without a doubt this is definitely not a coincidence and one thing you need to remember while it is. israelis the usual suspect in these events over the last few years one must be mindful that there are many opponents in many different corners to the resumption of their joint comprehensive plan of action not the least of which is from within iran itself iran is now urging the international atomic energy agency to take action saying get reserves the right to punish the perpetrators this development comes at an important time as iran prepares to return to vienna for talks negotiations about the 2015 nuclear agreement started last week but in direct talks between the iran and the united states president joe biden says he's willing to risk the deal that was abandoned 3 years ago by his previous as a donald trump that is if iran comes into compliance with the deal there's now been
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2 attacks against in the towns nuclear facility in the space of a year and israel has also been blamed for the assassination of iran's nuclear scientist and last week's attack against in the rainy ship in the red sea this latest incident has get again raise questions about the country's ability to protect its facilities iran has always boasted about its nuclear chief and some capabilities leverage it wants to use in negotiations. just days ago state television aired a music video promoting its nuclear program but for now it's unclear how much damage has been inflicted and how far back the program has been set. we haven't had much details in terms of how much damage sustained at natanz but in a strange incident yesterday the spokesperson for iran's atomic organization tweeted out that he had had an accident at that very facility and he had broken his foot and his head now we couldn't quite understand what was taking place with that
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but today he gave an interview from his hospital bed and he gave us an insight as to what has happened at least at that part of the facility he said that there was a small explosion part of the ceiling had collapsed and part of that had collapsed over a hole which he hadn't seen he stepped on it fell through and injured himself and that just gives us a small insight into the extent of the damage but we are still waiting to hear from iran how much actual damage has been sustained in terms of those centrifuges as i'd begun tehran thank you. and still ahead on the news hour the latest on the coronavirus pandemic huge crowds gather at a religious festival in india i think records nanami rise uncovered $1000.00 cases it's not a 2nd worst country. but . now still in turkey the weather is not particularly reliable until you see snow
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that's rolling into the southern caucasus well in the few showers in iran a little bit of afghanistan but i'm picking details because the most part arabia is looking fine in the wind directions always a telling thing and for doha as an example of that east of the of the warm gulf it's the $36.00 humid degrees looking day and that increases the cloud likelihood even the shower potential as far inland as riyadh for the most part though is still looking far and not that unusual and that'll change any with a northerly breeze bringing the temps down again his example in doha to $29.00 far less humid you know it's the wind and the red sea is much lighter now and the temperatures on the coastal event and the north of egypt are on the roadways no longer the coolish showery weather the picture even on thursday isn't that different the breeze still blowing south through the gulf temperature in kuwait up to 35 and nothing extraordinary in any of this the seasonal rains through africa
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which will be the herald eventually the indian monsoon have reached as far north as towns there and that is the coastal breeze indicating a change in direction heavy rain all across to northern angola and beyond south of that sunshine. xenophobia violent and beating the drum for an ethnic civil war in the heart of europe. generation identity was at one time the fastest growing far right organization on the continent now watch the investigation that led to the french government banning the group. generation hate. part 2 of a special 2 part investigation on a just. when the news breaks here in windsor with a seat maybe this is the one reach completely under water when people need to be
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heard 1000 people staying in the stands just a stone's throw from the us mexico border and the story needs to be told i felt like the whole sky has fallen them with exclusive interviews and in-depth reports has teams on the ground the house of abraham to bring you more award winning documentaries and life needs. the old. you're watching the news hour on al-jazeera with me fully back to bore a reminder of our top stories in the u.s. 500 national guard troops have been deployed across the state of minnesota after protests over the death of another black man at the hands of police down to rise screeding family told
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a crowd he was shot by police before driving away and crashing that says the trial of a former police officer. it's good resuming for the killing of george ford in minneapolis that's also in the state of minnesota a cardiologist has said floyd died because of low levels of oxygen caused by his restrained home office or derrick shelby melton choice next for more than 9 minutes and in other news israel's prime minister says iran is the greatest threat in the middle east and he want to allow it to obtain nuclear capability to iran has been this route for sunday's blackout incident at its main nuclear facility at natanz. the head of the world health organization says a pandemic can be brought under control within months but only if everyone follows proven public health measures the warning from dr ted comes uske over $1000.00 infections searched the u.
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highs in many countries while restrictions ease in some india has soared past brazil to become the 2nd most affected country in terms of total number of cases on monday it recorded a staggering 169000 new cases and a new wave in germany has pushed infections past 3000000 chancellor angela merkel is saying it could. be the toughest wave yet japan has imposed more restrictions with the hopes of preventing any outbreaks in the run up to the tokyo lembit games while a england has seen a drop in infections prompting an easing of restorations which include opening probs restaurants and head dresses a challenge has this update from brighton in the south of england it's funny even i have to say you know for places in the hospitality sector restaurants cafes and pubs they're only allowed to sit people down outside you can't still go inside and
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have a meal indoors and that's a problem because only 2 out of every 5 hospitality businesses actually has outside space so that's a very uneven playing field and lots of them over the last few months have had to close down but you know the the vaccine picture across the u.k. has really made this possible we're in a situation now where 40000000 people in the u.k. have had. a vaccine of some sorts and 7 or 8000000 are actually been. inoculated with both shots and it's that scenario that is allowed this country to take this step back to normality is a still way way to go yet so we have to wait another month or 2 before life really gets back to the kind of previous prior situation normality but this i think is a welcome step and it's been welcomed by many and now for the situation in germany let's speak to 70 in berlin for stephanie
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a very dire warning from the chancellor about this 3rd wave in germany. that's right she's really been struggling to try and get a consensus as you may remember she tried to impose a tough lockdown over easter while she had issues with the 16 leaders of the states and had to u.-turn after 24 hours it's not the 1st time we've had warnings that this could be the worst wave yet the 3rd wave that if there isn't a tougher lock down across the country i see you beds could run out so basically what you're seeing now finally is we are expecting perhaps a change of legislation this is a country that is based on a decentralized system of governance one of the issues that there hasn't been consensus in terms of how to tackle corona lockdowns in different states even if numbers seem to be increasing some restrictions are being eased so tomorrow the cabinet is going to meet and we expect there to be some changes to the let legislation put forward which would give the central government more powers to
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impose lockdowns on the states if the infection rates palaces a certain level which in most of the states in this country right now they are already have and the pandemic staff and its handling seems to have hurt the political standing of miracle city 0 party which is now trying to find a leader to replace her where it where does the contest stand and does of course this is the last year of anger merkel running this country 16 years at the helm so it's now about who will replace her in the sense of the party candidate for chance are there elections here in september the city do has backed its leader really i mean lash it he just spoke after they haven't decided that and this is what he had to say i. mean i can buy one thing was very clear today everyone wants a speedy decision all the facts are on the table the problems that we have to solve just this week are so vast that we can't be spending time on in our party questions
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rather we need to be dealing with the big challenges germany is facing today tomorrow this week and in the coming months. that doesn't mean he is officially the candidate though he has competition from marcus so who's the head of the c s u these are 2 parties in alliance have been really the center stone of german politics if you will the question is this is that marcus auteur seems to be ahead in the polls when it comes to public support of believing that he may be the better candidate to run this country so from what we understand the 2 of the 2 parties in the alliance are going to now discuss as to who their candidate for chancellor will be some people saying that we could expect that within this week as well so a lot moving here when it comes to the political front thank you for that stephanie deck and i forests in berlin. and here now is elizabeth branom with more on the coronavirus cases in india. for the past 6 days the cases have been there have been
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a record number of cases every day and more than 100004 the past 6 days with 170000 cases on sunday and so one week ago the government sent a medical team to the worst affected states and to 2 other states punjab and shut the school with the death rate was very very hard to try and figure out why the situation. was what it was in maharashtra and also in punjab and shut this guy the medical teams have said that in all of the states that with 19 appropriate behavior isn't being followed that the containment measures on optimal that testing capacity is overwhelmed that worryingly in maharashtra their health goes to deal with the at least $60000.00 cases a day that the state has recording that there isn't enough oxygen supply and that ventilation is malfunctioning over the past few days and we have started to see
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because india has a very large number of people who work in different states to where they're starting to leave the capital they're also starting to be india's capital delhi because they're afraid that they're going to lose their jobs and that public transport will close and moss which is home to more than $125000000.00 people is considering a complete lockdown there and night could fuse in place and many cities around the country. rescue workers are trying to reach 21 coal miners stuck hundreds of meters below ground in china they became trapped after the mine flooded in the northern province on saturday victoria good to be has more. an emergency crew prepares to go underground in an effort to help rescue a group of trapped mine is the 1st task will be to check the air quality and water level in the flooded mine engine jang province which is not a big worry if the level of hydrogen sulfide gas gets too high it's may pose
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a danger to the trapped miners the good news is currently the oxygen rates in the coal mine is more than 20 percent however the water level is still rising now it's rising by half a centimeter every 30 minutes in the previous period it is rising by up to 3 and a half centimeters the mine was flooded on saturday night cutting off power and communications to dozens of minus some have since been rescued but most remain trapped in 3 different areas it's not clear what medical condition they're in more than 1400 rescuers are working round the clock to free them and specialist pumps have been brought in to drain away the water but time is against them. our officers and soldiers have been working continuously transporting more than 1000 meters of cables and cooperating with technicians to install 52 pump pipes the work is progressing smoothly the next step is to carry out follow up rescue work after the
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drainage work is finished. china is the world's largest consumer of coal and its mining industry has long been among the deadliest in the world it reported more than $100.00 coal mining accidents last year what went wrong this time is yet to be determined victoria gates and the al-jazeera. they're warning z. volcanic eruption on the caribbean island of st vincent could leave 20000 people displaced 4 months that's a fair volcano 1st erupted on friday and is expected to continue for weeks the government says most crops and livestock will be destroyed. for it is a volunteer helping connect and distribute relief aid into it sent she says the scale of the operation is overwhelming the shelters are in need of water food and. basic living supply toiletries and so on many people had to leave without properly preparing so we're trying to.
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lessen that impact right now we have received from the those i think yesterday sorry this have just been a bit fuzzy for me but i think it was yesterday that the course the gad would have come up for with. some material some supplies for us so the national emergency management all the ways asian they've been assisting in ensuring that the shelter have supplies for the next couple days but we do have. telecoms so we're hoping that that these 4 well we're unsure how long this may last having visited some shelter. you know people are concerned the bowl not having anywhere to go back to the north of the island is covered in ash livestock lands the videos to pictures coming out
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of the north of the island is it's. there is no better word to describe it it's just. somalia's parliament has voted to extend the president's term for another 2 years the body speaker says that will give the country more time to prepare for elections early in mogadishu as police chief was fired after trying to dissolve the parliament to prevent the vote present deny him hamid has faced growing pressure to resign for failing to stand down when his term ended in february. millions of children and their families are expected to face hunger in somalia in the coming months because of a locusts infestation and extreme weather a report from save the children says crop and vegetable production is expected to plunge by up to 80 percent this season livestock sales are the basis of survival for many families that income could drop by more than half as animals die and
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others are no longer fit to sell and milk production is expected to dry up it's predicted to shrink up by 2 thirds further exposing children to monitor and save the children is $150000000.00 his agent lee needed to provide daily $2000000.00 people with food health care education water and sanitation mahmoud mohamed hasan is the country director for save the children in somalia he says communities are unable to cope with frequent climate disaster is. surely large areas will somalia traditionally. experience the carrying out however the frequency and severity of climate related disasters which. floods and rockets increase in recent years has been production. in the community's ability to cope with. the shocks and also to recover from it.
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2021 seems to be getting worse at the numbers of children and adults in need of assistance face to 5900000. of the population and an increase of 700000 compared to last year the cattle humanitarian crisis in the country is the result of people effects of climate change conflict and. the somali community has been struggling with a climate related extreme conditions including recurring flood locust swarms with. crops and. in addition to that the social economic impact of covering 19 has caused closure of businesses loss of jobs and reduction in the remittances from somebody that all this has negatively affected the purchasing. people in russia have been celebrating 60 years since cosmos eureka gharyan became the 1st person to go to space. this
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symbolic rocket of balloons was launched into the air and the garand successful mission in 1961 was a historic achievement for the soviet union which eat the u.s. in a tight race to send the 1st human into orbit the 27 year old was in space for 108 minutes before coming back to. and the global race for space hasn't stopped ever since a month after gary was in orbit the u.s. also managed to send its for assassin to space then in 1909 it was american astronaut neil armstrong who became the 1st man to walk on the moon in 1905 in a historic show of peace soviet an american astronauts shook hands through an open heart between the sole use and a pole capsules in 1903 the newly formed russian federation joined the united states europe japan and canada to build the international space station china is not included but he's planning to launch its own national space station within the
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next few years francisco diego is a senior research fellow at the department of astronomy at the university college london he says it's hard to say who's in the lead of the global space race with more and more countries working together in orbit. what's caught up in the last 60 years he said and i'm a singer a feat for and for humanity really. what we have today we have many countries with cup abilities i'm going to space a few of them to learn to not throw it into space as well so. other companies are trying to move our private companies on these he said on coming towards a kind of environment and similar to the one we have international space station where they nations get to get there so i now we have this confluence of far off international community getting together to explore space so who isn't the leave well not certainly has been in the lead for a long time but now we have many more spaces many stations joining in so it will be
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kind of front group about global contributions as well yeah we scrubbed in that time so far ronald reagan in 1980 s. we. they are the ones he's called the lace and weapons in space and it was the space will resound the star wars they once called the project on their yes me conversation of space actually for me then they don't i treat these the 4 be the new gotta station all of space and there were bodies in there in the solar system so i think i hope he doesn't take the offer because he will be on the sauce that really. still ahead on al-jazeera japan celebrates its 1st ever men's major goals champion that's coming up in sports but chometz to stay.
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the floor. time now for sports his funny thank you very much japan is celebrating its 1st ever men's major golf champion despite a shaky finish at augusta he decking that c.m.o. hung on to win the masters by one shots david stocks reports. one of the most famous prizes in sports. at the masters green jacket now sits on the shoulders of a decade. the 1st ever japanese man to win a major golf title. in my book it's really him to think that there are a lot of youngsters in japan watching today hopefully in 5 or 10 years some of them will be competing on the world stage and they can follow in my footsteps. but
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that's yama started the final round at augusta 4 shots clear but the nerves began to show in the closing stages. but he took shots at the 15th and 16th holes and was in danger of throwing it all the way. but luckily for him despite another bogey at the last his one over par round of $73.00 was enough to secure a famous victory by one shot the 29 year old without a win on the p.g.a. tour for 4 years was now a major champion and a touching moment on the green his caddie paid his own respects to the famous course. by former masters winners tiger woods and jack nicklaus were among those to congratulate matsuyama on social media and several players stayed behind to embrace him as he made his way back to the clubhouse. man he was he was something else he's like i want to need to play he was like a robot this was a want i never have over he is an awesome choir and. it certainly doesn't surprise
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me. but his victory is big news back home in japan and was well received by some of those making the monday morning commute in tokyo. non-single i've heard that it's been 85 years since japanese golfers started playing in men's major tournament so when you think about it i think it's a tremendous achievement it's also will the one of them i think this is a great accomplishment i want japanese business industry to follow him as an example to expand their business in the world even the japanese prime minister gave his reaction describing it as a great achievement. i don't do any it was really wonderful as the coronavirus pandemic drags on his achievement moved our hearts and gave us courage the tokyo olympics starts in july and afterwards when i was asked if you would like to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony marsh in the sky as you do more it would be quite an honor but i'm not sure about my schedule the timing works out and i'm in
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japan when it happens and they asked me what an honor that would be. whether he likes the frame or not matsuyama is almost certain to be picked for japan's olympic gold team providing him with a chance to win a gold medal to go with a green jacket david stokes jazeera well a new survey shows that 70 percent of the japanese public want the olympics to be canceled or postponed it showed that only 24.5 percent won the games to go ahead as planned the poll was conducted with just over $100.00 days to go before the games on monday take care began a month long period of tougher measures to combat a new wave of covert 19 infections. now to an entertaining a controversial encounter in the english premier league as manchester united to con tottenham it looked like united had taken the lead to an added circovirus scored in the 1st half and creates a. better finish his goal was disallowed following a v.a.r. decision that scott thompson
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a had hits on him in in the face of this nice touch on the post spurs in front going into the break. but freddie equalised and providing finally got on the scoresheet in the 2nd half when mason greenwood sealing the 31 when united sit 11 points behind manchester city in the chase for the title autonomous 76 points off the top 4. but following that controversial they are decision involving spurs some here men united's manager said if the south korean was his son he wouldn't get any food for behaving like that spurs boss chose him or in your reacted angrily to that comment in relation to their budgets want to sue song it is very lucky that this father is a better person than ali because i think a father i am a father as a single father you have always to feed your kids doesn't matter what we do if you have to steal to feed your kids you still i'm very very
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disappointed because with me like we see in portugal brothers rather than chooses to i thought although what i think about these is quadrants and on top of that son here men received racial abuse after the game spurs released a statement calling it a parent saying they will undertake a full review alongside the premier league to determine the most effective action moving forward while tennis the more love it djokovic is preparing to make his return to the court for the 1st time since his australian open win joke which will be chasing a 3rd monte carlo masters title and says he's ready to play again. i feel. physically prepared mentally i missed i missed tennis you know the last couple months that i have been competing so i look forward to my 1st match some fortunate we don't have a crowd but. you know it's. a common thing in our days hopefully
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hopefully we'll be seeing crowd very very soon in big tournaments in europe. but he's not the only one missing the fans friends from ben wop has said it was like playing in a cemetery and said he took no pleasure in competing without spectators pay won't have to suffer the situation any longer though as he was knocked out by a strain is jordan thompson in the 1st round on sunday. and in the n.b.a. miami maintained that hot streak this time against the portland trailblazers bomb at a bio school 22 points and jimmy butler add a 22 lead to hate 28107298 when they've now won 6 of the last 7 games. all right most with jemma later that so for me for now folly joe thank you very much for that that's it for this news hour on al-jazeera do stay with us plenty more world news coming up including the latest on the trial of derek show being in the race to stay with this.
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