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al jazeera. and. that. thousands of protesters are being freed umbrella groups and the government apologizes but demonstrations over the disputed election result are starting again . hello welcome on his adobe you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up the u.s. brokered a deal between israel and the u.a.e. to establish diplomatic ties palestinians say it's a step in the back. new zealand extends the lockdown on its biggest city as it
tries to work out how coronavirus made a comeback. and we meet the black americans who say they've left racism and division behind to settle in west africa. the russian government has started releasing people who were detained during protests this week it is a rare public apology in what appears to be an attempt to stop days of unrest nearly 7000 people were rounded up during demonstrations against sunday's disputed presidential election step bassam reports they told of torture and abuse inside cramped detention centers due to the lack of space detainees who are often forced to lie on top of each other young women say they were forced to undress they were beaten and threatened with rape. the violent police crackdown on mainly peaceful protesters has left deep scars on many belorussians it has also angered many of
president alex on the local shankar's former support us the call for him to step down has resonated around. the detained everyone everyone girls guys children who are 151413 years old there was a grandpa who was around 70 with us everyone got to tade even if you just came out of a shop to see what's going on you got to tame me. i was pushed into a police truck they told me either you go with us for 15 days or we beat your legs and let you go the fact that i'm here now it's clear what i chose. to call for alex on the lookout got to step down resonates around belarus after a violent crackdown this is what the president is facing more people on the streets and growing anger about the thousands detained and excessive violence used all the economists for a state owned newspaper is still looking for a 21 year old son detained with his friend on monday evening roy seems to be up to
you know. when. my son is a student at the law department he's not an alcoholic more a drug addict i don't want our boys to be beaten they are the future of our country it's very can the 21st century if they don't stop i will burn myself i am ready to go on a hunger strike. if you think. you got. around the country factory workers have started to join the protests at a large state owned lorry factory hundreds announce a strike demanding new elections former servicemen are throwing away their uniforms out of shame for what government troops have done to their own people serving police officer fled the country after he recorded a statement saying he won't follow what he calls criminal orders to use violence and. the longer european and u.s. ambassadors in minsk laid flowers at the square where one of the protesters was
killed we call on the or sorties to allow peaceful protests protests for and to release all those who have exercised this right on the protests are swelling police have stayed away many belorussians have overcome their fear but in submission still not as developed and we want how country to develop and not to stay at a dead end. because they will stay here until the dictator is overthrown and happiness comes to our country more and more belorussians are joining the spontaneous protest after they were beaten and chased off the streets at night they are now protesting during the day a new strategy it seems to confuse the authorities while lucas shankar might have been able to silence that of russian for many years this time dead is too many to have to fill in for instance we turn to them. and step joins us live on the line from minsk step how many people have been released so far that's unclear
but many have been released overnight when not many people were here at the moment still people are being released and many more will be released in a few hours from now to was just an announcement here at the detention center where i am staying is standing right now hundreds of her relatives are still here as well waiting for any news of their loved ones they have still no idea if the person they're looking for is inside or not or hasn't been any form of a list of people detained so far of course it's been nearly 7000 people who have been detained in the last couple of days and it's very unclear how many are still inside but what we know as well is that some people are sentenced to certain the prison that charms and they will have to stay inside also unclear how many people. this includes. we're reporting today. anticipating more demonstrations and
protests there but is the is the real worrisome is to look at these small strikes that we've seen where workers have gone on strike in state run and state owned factories absolutely because the strikes are also expanding and not only 4 or 5 factories that police seen yesterday but today more are added to this. post and more cars are on strike because the metro in the been going on strike teachers are on strike doctors are on strike so it's sort of for going around us is so low right now these strikes around. and we're also expecting more. of course that's the 1st thing he says seeing this effort over or wait for the question just sort of calm down. to come out and the conditions they are in this will lead to more anger with many by the russians and yet mr luker
shanker seems to have at his disposal a very big quite powerful security apparatus i mean you can't detain 7000 people in the dead of night overnight however it happens unless you've got a security apparatus that you can use and deploy against your own people. exactly and it's seems to be one secular a decision to have. as he says service so to speak right what has been the same the most of these people and also has been has been accused of core training and meeting. so these are this is a very soil surface to sankoh but there are also reports of other services and departments within the military who have refused to similar things and there are also people left for science from the ministry in the last couple of the. men the
throwing away their uniforms but there's also that suggestion within the security forces but of course the main question is if the security forces in general still support the president then it's very likely that he will talk. ok step many things that must minsk the authorities in afghanistan have started releasing 400 taliban prisoners paving the way for long delayed talks with the group 80 was freed on the release of the so-called hardcore prisoners was approved last weekend by afghanistan's grand assembly the loya jirga it's seen as the final hurdle to launching negotiations. you know there is and then. i was detained here for kidnapping and served almost 8 years of my prison sentence i call on my leaders and the president to embrace permanent cease fire and stop the bloodshed so that we all have peaceful lives the lives of our youth have been miserable due to war and
the future looks bleak to them study and make a good life. new zealand has extended a lockdown in its largest city as the authorities try to contain a new outbreak of coronavirus restrictions in auckland keeping non-essential workers at home have been extended by 12 days the rest of the country will be on a lower level of alert for the same period of time as extensive testing and contact tracing after 30 cases were detected this week investigators are trying to find out how the virus reemerged after 3 months with no locally transmitted infections in keeping with our precautionary approach and new zealand's philosophy of going had and going. today cabinet has agreed to maintain al currency things for an additional 12 days bringing us to our for 2 weeks in total michael baker is
a professor of public health at the university of otago and a member of the advisory group to the government's response team he joins us from wellington michael good to talk to you again do we know the confirmed source of this outbreak yet. no i mean the cuban community which is obviously a real flare kit if you don't know the source the most likely source of course is people in one of the managed current team facilities and we still have thousands of new zealanders coming back to the country and some of them our unfitted there how in these facilities for 14 days quarantine and tasted and there's a reasonable chance that the virus escaped from the air with some creature biosecurity and started this outbreak ok the worrying thing here surely is as well that initially we're talking about a family of 4 who had not travelled had no contact with somebody who was asymptomatic or symptomatic and also scientists there in new zealand examine the
genome of what the people who've got what the people have got it what they've contracted and they're saying the genome of the virus is either from the u.k. or from australia. that's right so we have to look from 2 to sources that may be coming from a seaport or could be coming from a flight crew for example who have somehow avoided the usual cautions i mean this is one of the challenges of elimination as a strategy it's with very well and tombs of how if we've got the lowest code mortality in the o.e.c.d. and the economy has been outspent very well and i think part of the elimination approach is you have to manage our brands and the government is be suing this outbreak control theory aggressively just as we did we need a nominated the pentium in match which took and 2 months to get rid of the virus so
this is part of the elimination approach and we hope to back on track again in a few weeks is there one possible scenario michael around the corner and it's this it's spread already but you just don't know you can't tell how far and how wide. it's enda the there are thousands of tens of thousands it is that she's being done at present across the country end of the organ eery out and tracing the context and i think in the next few days we'll have a very good idea of the extent of the outbreak we've also using some measures putting the country into partial lockdown to assist priests transmission so i think we're very confident that we'll get this under control ok we must leave it there michael baker there in wellington thank you very much we do. well turning our attention to the other side of the world france has declared paris and the area around the city of mass a quote red zones with a high infection risk from coronavirus the decree gives the authorities the power
to impose new restrictions on the millions of people who live there it does follow a sharp increase in the number of new code with 19 cases over the past 2 weeks that's also prompted the u.k. to require travelers coming from france to go into quarantine for 14 days as well 4 am this morning local time. the palestinian ambassador to the united arab emirates is being recalled after the u.a.e. government struck a deal with israel to normalize relations the agreement was announced by the us president donald trump who did help to broker the deal now as part of the agreement israel will suspend but not scrap plans to annex palestinian territory and fissures in washington. it was perhaps unusual that the president of the united states would announce a treaty between 2 other countries but that's what happened in the oval office this is a truly historic moment the president said he brokered talks over the past year that brought what will be no one as the abraham
a court to be signed by the united arab emirates and israel at the white house in the coming weeks this deal is a significant step towards building a more peaceful secure and prosperous middle east i decide the u.s. ambassador to israel and his son in law a senior advisor gerry cushion or his middle east peace plan was released in january and he played a key role in this new a court i would like to say to the people of the region muslims jews christians and this does give hope that the problems of the past do not condemn you to a future with conflict there is a lot of hope and a lot of potential and this will benefit you and this will also benefit people here in america as part of the accord israel will suspend but not cancel plans to an exporter of the occupied west bank speaking to al-jazeera. he said if there was a peace deal it should have been with the palestinians this. is nothing but
a step in the back of the palestinian. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu had earlier cheered the coronavirus task force meeting of his government but left abruptly telling those present you'll soon find out why but while speaking in jerusalem he will be aware he may leak political support domestically for shelving an existing plants. little shalom from the president trumpet the annexation into east peace plan those who criticize me should know i said time and again that an exaggeration only be made in accordance with the united states without that it is worthless and it will damage the settlements. there have been discussions at various levels between the u.a.e. and israel for years it seems now each was preparing the ground for this announcement from the official twitter account of the u.a.e. leader mohammed bin ziad a simple statement during a call with president trump and prime minister netanyahu an agreement was reached
to stop further is really an extension of palestinian territories the u.a.e. and israel also agree to cooperation and setting your roadmap towards establishing a bilateral relationship the idea is that both leaders will visit the white house in coming weeks to sign the deal with donald trump center stage he obviously believes that this will help in the run up to the presidential election in november but rarely are american elections decided by events abroad particularly during a public health and financial crisis alan fischer al-jazeera at the white house still to come on this program as research was raised to find the coronavirus bank scene we ask of safety could be an early casualty. and find out why the authorities need to have arrested more than 2000 people.
however we are now losing that exceptional heat across the northwest of the year. been extremely hot here recently areas of low pressure continue to just tumble in in across the bay of biscay into france to see some lively storms some very downpours severe storm warnings in force across many parts of the u.k. right through the weekend into the early part of next week and here's why you can see how this area of stormy weather thundershowers there set to continue on not a little further a switch for the low countries into germany down across the alps then we go on into sas day a little further south it's an ace was still. down to the balkans but temperatures around $24.00 celsius showers still in place particular across the southern half of england wales into southern parts of iowa and to the east of fats but bad moscow to around 21 so just to the south of that that's where we have some lovely sunshine plenty of a warm and sunny weather right through the med it's right in parts of spying on the
other hand i could still see some alive the showers all the sort of the med is fine and dry more hot sunshine coming through here heavy showers around the ethiopian highlands some big downpours developing you notice there and sue northern and central parts of nigeria showers extending right across west africa will be some heavy rain the sierra leone. but. frank assessments seeing that. there's. like we suit this informed opinion is ethiopia on the verge of a breakdown in many pots or the only a region are actually under a de facto state of knowledge and seed critical debate of that is a proxy he does not have recently enters the bill if you feel in-depth analysis of the day's global headlines inside story on al-jazeera.
to me. welcome back you're watching or to see a a quick reminder of our top stories the government has started to release some of the nearly 7000 protesters who've been detained it's also made a rare apology in an effort to quell days of unrest following the disputed election result. the palestinian ambassador to the u.a.e. is being recalled after the government struck a deal with israel to normalize relations a spokesman for the palestinian president says the u.s. brokered agreement amounts to treason. and new zealand has extended a lockdown in its biggest city as it tries to contain the country's 1st coronavirus outbreak for more than 3 months testing and contact tracing in auckland.
south korea has held a ceremony to commemorate women and girls who were forced by japan to work in brothels during the 2nd world war they were known by their captors as comfort women you see continues to be a point of contention between the 2 countries. is in seoul. as countries around the world marked the end of the 2nd world war with the anniversary of the defeat of japan so south korea with this ceremony remembers in particular one of the more painful episodes from that conflict it's the plight of the so-called comfort women these are women and girls who were forced from career to go and work in brothels serving the japanese imperial army locations around asia gradually their numbers have dwindled over the years more than 50 former comfort women are now buried at this one national cemetery given their advancing years of
course there is a concern that very soon there will be few 1st hand witnesses to what took place 75 years ago so the focus at commemorations like this is very much. to bore the present and future generations to learn what happened and to pass on their stories to continue to commemorate and remember. the government will conduct research and education in order to set the record straight and make sure that more students and citizens share the pain of the grandmothers and stand in solidarity with them the issue continues to cast a very long shadow over the often troubled relations between japan and south korea the japanese of course have a very different view of the comfort women narrative they say that the brothels were properly run the women were paid and came of their own volition but the japanese say that in any case all of these issues have gradually been settled over
the years by countless agreements and the payment of compensation but many people here in south korea would argue that they are still all of these decades on waiting for that one sincere japanese apology ethiopian police arrested more than 1000 people since a popular musician was killed in june sparking days of violence several opposition leaders are among those who've been detained as catherine so explains. i select to says he has spent. has been in cassidy in ethiopia says july and has tested positive for carpet 19 he's a political activist being held without charge alongside many others rounded up after protests against the killing of a popular musician and activist who death the capital addis ababa death his death sparked days of violence in which at least 178 people were killed and property destroyed across this and their army
a region. we never anticipated the occurrence of this situation we felt we had transitioned to a democratic system exactly a month ago they came and knocked on our door at 4 in the morning we told them we can't open it before sunrise for a while they didn't try to break in but they kept banging on it so it 5 he was afraid they'd break in and he opened the door. is human rights commission says 9000 people have been detained since june and this includes john muhammad an opposition leader who came back home from exile ostia the government accuses him and others of inciting the violence of the human rights campaign i see they're also worried at how the government is dealing with political dissent. it's a government is. going back to. just that's. detaining people proper investigation.
a protracted. our prime minister ahmed came to power. promising to respect human rights and he has been implementing democratic reforms. nobel peace prize for his efforts to achieve peace and resolve a border dispute with neighboring areas traffic some ethiopians all of us say he has not achieved what he set out to do and the country still deeply divided along ethnic lines government officials accuse protesters off being violent and their leaders of trying to destabilize the country visiting the negatives family say he was just exercising his right and the government should either release him or charge him catherine saw. indonesia has started human trials of a chinese made vaccine as many as 1600 patients could take part if the vaccine prove safe and successful the government has secured the rights to produce at least
250000000 doses china reached a similar deal with brazil where human trials are already under way. as one of more than 150 virus vaccines in development worldwide with fewer than 10 have reached stage 3 the final phase before approval and eventual production and distribution there are worries the rush for a vaccine safety is being compromised gabriel elizondo from new york. on average it can cost more than 100000000 dollars and take years to put a vaccine through all 3 stages of development with no guarantees of success with time of the essence in the covert $1000.00 pandemic many governments are picking up the costs taking the financial risk to help speed up the process the government has basically taken the risk out. no pay for the myth no pay for that so there were the companies can move right along but in fact mr hughes the backseat while the
renewing base return while they're still unsure whether that actually works who say because the government's going to pay for it but is safety being sacrificed for speed it was in 1955 when a laboratory rushed out more than $100000.00 batches of the polio vaccine that mistakingly contained the polio virus but batches were recalled but not before they lead to paralysis in dozens of people and the death of some children the incident was a sad chapter in the history of vaccine manufacturing fast forward to today and pfizer is one of the pharmaceutical companies that has a covert 1000 vaccine in stage 3 human trials there's no guarantee it will be successful nevertheless the u.s. government has given the company hundreds of millions of dollars to speed up the development process in exchange if the pfizer vaccine turns out to be the one that works the u.s.
government will control the rights to the 1st $100000000.00 doses the white house is pushing ahead so fast officials there claim they could have as much as 300000000 doses available by the end of this year in a program they're calling operation warp speed some back soon experts i spoke to said they hope that moving so fast doesn't lead to mishaps like what happened with the polio vaccine you don't actually want to back see. that is developed at will speed i mean really you know you were vetting that has developed as safely and key a fleet as any other boxing that you're comfortable putting in yourself or your child for now the race is on balancing speed and safety for the elusive vaccine in the covert $1000.00 pandemic gabriel isn't doe al-jazeera new york but americans are being invited to migrate to west african countries ghana and senegal are encouraging them to settle explore and invest in
a car that some of them in dhaka they say they want to leave racism and division behind in the u.s. . and i know a certain looks in the snow and know what the person is thinking and go back to africa. in the insult african-americans julissa george really heard it calling a move to send a card to find an escape from the racial tensions in the divisive politics at home in america people in africa why. america you don't always look to the corner although. there's like a sense of like i don't know welcoming feels really warm you know just like everyone looks at you and they're like you look like me. maybe this is home maybe this is the land where we come in and we make it just like what america was it's the year return an invitation from west african countries like senegal in ghana to americans of african descent to settle in invest in the continent government says
hundreds of american families have settled in the country thanks to the scheme. maybe due to a specific situation in the u.s. . but i think people need to be divisive and they can find common ground where everybody can celebrate you know. the city's replacing street names and the french colonial figures with african personalities while politicians argue over whose likeness should replace them it seems young people have already made up their minds repeating these are legal and they're normally used to depict muslim religious figures look at this what it's called black excellence you can find stokely carmichael. nina simone tommie smith even george floyd african-americans that have affected the history of not just the united states but africa as well and so not only can you find them on the
streets they're also taught in schools as part of the history curriculum. it's this that prompted 17 year old miriam his family to move from atlanta so that she could attend one of the african-american schools of the city where perhaps really teaches arts and representation like learning about columbus in the us and learning about columbus here it was completely different kind of. like you discovered america all these great things and when i came over here my history teacher said terrible this man was and this was new to me i was like oh oh no. in settling in west africa they have found a new home discovered a side of themselves they had not seen before too often overlooked. al-jazeera the car. this is al jazeera these are your top stories the government's umbrella rusa
started to release some of the nearly 7000 protesters who've been detained it's also made a rare apology in an effort to quell days about rest following a disputed presidential election the palestinian ambassador to the u.a.e. is being recalled after the iraqi government struck a deal with israel to normalize relations a spokesman for the palestinian president says the u.s. brokered agreement amounts to treason. new zealand has extended a lockdown in its biggest city as it tries to contain the country's 1st coronavirus break for more than 3 months testing and contact tracing in oakland being ramped up and keeping with our precautionary approach and new zealand's philosophy of going had and going. today cabinet has agreed to maintain al currents. for and additional 12 days bringing us to our for 2 weeks in total.
france has declared paris and the area around the city of mass a red zones with a high coronavirus infection risk the decree gives the authorities the power to impose new restrictions on the millions of people who live there it follows a sharp increase in the number of new covert 19 cases the authorities in afghanistan have started releasing 400 taliban prisoners paving the way for long delayed talks with the group 80 were freed on thursday the release of the so-called hardcore prisoners is seen as a final hurdle to launching negotiations south korea has held a ceremony to commemorate women and girls who were forced by japan to work in brothels during world war 2 they were known by their captors as comfort those are your headlines up next it's inside story more news in 30 minutes hopefully i will see you very soon. is the government the necessary action to really address some of the structural issues we listen i
still think that. travel and we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories that matter how does iraq. she's the 1st black woman to become a u.s. vice presidential pick the time of increasing racial tension. and where she helped joe biden's bid for the white house this is inside story. hello welcome to the program. us senator.