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the status quo and fighting justice found out all months to get the. full book is filled. with most personal documentaries not alter the section on al-jazeera. a warnings of a health catastrophe in brazil authorities call for a nationwide lockdown the same day the country records its coronavirus to talk. but on this is out there and live from there also coming up it is late at the end of the tunnel and we cannot let our guard down now president joe biden cautions the u.s. is that war with covert 19 the nazis plans to speed up production of the johnson
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and johnson writes. this kind of behavior is not acceptable we will not countenance it we will not tolerate it the u.s. and e.u. imposed sanctions on russia over the poison you give up this leave it let's move on the. 270000000 schoolgirls kidnapped by gunmen in nigeria free just days after they were abducted. so they current of ours crisis in brazil has reached its because moment yet one that's got seen a health officials calling for a nationwide lockdown the world's worst affected country has just recorded its highest number of deaths in a day at 1641 supposes the previous record set 8 months ago a group of 27 state health secretary say more needs to be done to combat the worst moment of the pandemic president jiah bolton aren't opposes further restrictions
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he's threatening to pull funding for any states to go into lockdown when a young accuser has more now from rio de janeiro here in brazil. states and mayors and governors have you trying to me to make decisions they are now extremely worried many of them because they're seeing the situation get out of control we are in the summer years so the 2nd wave should have come in what would be the winter which is would be like in june or july and it has started much earlier with the new variant so they have asked for a new nationwide curfew but the president himself has always been against any any sort of measure that he feels will will shut down commerce in any way and he has even said that if anyone takes these measures like lockdowns which are being taken by some cities and states which have run out of space and there are intensive care
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units he has said well you know if people go unemployed and there's no work and they need emergency aid well the federal government won't help them you should face the consequences of what we've started so it's a very difficult situation for united response as a matter of fact this has been the problem since the beginning the lack of unity in fighting this. somehow is a journalist based in brazil and he says there's fierce debates have a what's the top priority stopping the spread oh rescuing the economy. it's a very bleak and scary time here in brazil where i am in sao paolo we had a record number of deaths in the state today and this is brazil's richest state one of the neighboring states outpost that the capital you know there are 220 people at least waiting for intensive care beds in these 5 have died in cuba over the weekend and again that's one of brazil's richest states so what we're seeing here is an
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absolute health catastrophe and that's exacerbated by the new variant that was 1st detected in men now since january in the amazon states over amazonas to be more infectious and can even reinfect people that have it have already had cause it and then just and us a breakdown in communication in direct threats made by the president who's always been against lock down there just you know just yesterday we saw in the capital brasilia we saw a comet association you know creating big crowds protesting outside of the local governments house to not close comma and that was with one intensive cab aid remaining free in the state so very tough times here in brazil across the country exacerbated by the political situation that vaccines and yeah it's a very tough situation altogether. u.s.
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president joe biden says he is confident that he will reach his goal of delivering 100000000 cozied vaccine doses in his 1st 100 days in office he's also praised the collaboration between 2 pharmaceutical rivals the drug company merck will help make johnson and johnson's single short coronavirus job offer its own attempt to develop a vaccine filed johnson and johnson has also confirmed it will be tested on children in expanded trials biden says with the increased production every american adults should be covered when we came into office. the prior administration had contract for not nearly enough vaccine to cover adults in america we rectified that about 3 weeks ago were able to say no have enough vaccine supply for adults by the end of july and i'm pleased to announce today as a consequence of the stepped up process that i've ordered and just outlined this country will have enough vaccine supply a safe again for every adult in america by the end of may lead to now from
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a white house correspondent complete hellcat who has more this will be championed as an example of corporate citizenship you're right these are 2 rival drug companies merck as well as johnson and johnson rarely do you see this type of partnership on such a large scale but there is a little bit of method to the madness and it has to do with the fact that they both need each other right now merck was an able tried and failed to put together its own vaccine johnson and johnson successful getting that f.d.a. approval as of last saturday but not having the production facilities available and so they were unable to meet the requirements under their government contract so this is why the by the administration stepped in to try and broker this partnership merck is one of the largest vaccine productions and companies in the world and so they have the capacity so what we understand is there will be 2 different
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facilities in the united states dedicated to getting this johnson and johnson vaccine out one of the merck facilities will be actually producing the vaccine the other will be packaging it into the vials. nigeria's president is deploying troops to the northwest and has imposed a no fly zone over the state of zamfara as part of an effort to bend a wave of mass kidnappings in recent weeks following the release of 2 $179.00 schoolgirls kidnapped from the school and some forum last friday at that also as a defense and security consultant who specializes in african political instability terrorism and organized crime he's concerned that paying ransoms could encourage well kidnappings this is becoming embarrassing and you know it would be ridiculous that these kind of much nothing is happening in this day and age and nobody really say anything about it so there is a complicity which the president really needs to address the whole idea will be
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runs has he counterproductive impact we've seen again this is 6 months not being we we had about these used in chibok that cheap you have become corrupt become governor and now the just get it you cannot be so people out in plenty that be giving runs out for doing the same thing all of my good so it was like and it stopped this industry but if you are victim and you are a parent you would want your child to be free to respect the oath without iran's on speed or not what is important is that it be goes to release and as long as the government or the security agencies allowed these kind of musky not be to happen you know with a logistics that it takes then i would advice that you know to do all the right kicks to release them including being a ransom. the new u.s. president has a slap sanctions on top russian officials for the points inning of opposition
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leader alexina valley has joe biden's 1st big move against vladimir putin's government since taking office nearly 6 weeks ago the measures follows similar sanctions imposed by the european union mike hanna this report is due to go to book as in the case of the e.u. the us sanctions are aimed at some very senior officials in the putin administration these include a federal service director victor was a lot of listening here to his president the russian prosecutor general eagle cross north and the head of the russian investigative committee alexander streakin. the buy didn't ministration also non-sentient sent to the us chemical and biological weapons control and warfare elimination act against at least 13 russian companies with the threat of more sanctions to follow there is an ongoing review there we reserve the right to take any additional actions at the conclusion of that review
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and just reiterating that the tone and the tenor and the type of relationship that this president intends to have with president putin will be quite different from the last administration earlier the russian foreign minister was dismissive of the imposition of sanctions just go to somebody sure moves a little there isn't much to comment on and so we have numerously expressed our position in regards to illegitimate unilateral sanctions that with or without reason actually mostly always with our reason are used by our colleagues from the united states and those who take an example from them the european union and the view from the u.s. state department is that the coordinated action with the e.u. sends in itself a message to russia that things have changed together they sent an unambiguous signal that the united states is working closely with our closest allies and partners in europe to make clear that this kind of behavior is not acceptable we
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will not countenance it we will not tolerate it and there will be penalties going forward the previous u.s. president appeared eager to accept the words of his russian counterpart over those of the americans european allies as well these sanctions signaled that the president incumbent will not and that his administration is beginning to restore a more conventional approach to foreign policy plan. mike hanna al jazeera washington. still ahead here on al-jazeera. they don't trump supporters storm the u.s. capitol the f.b.i. chief calls it an appalling act of domestic terrorism. a 7 year old girl called talked to police raids they're accused of being heavy handed in its june is not sure.
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how i want to get more following on from the flooding that we've seen around the tennessee valley into kentucky and see where west virginia we will see slightly dry weather coming in across the deep south over the next kelly days but still some very heavy rain easing across the carolinas as we go through a wedding state by the end of what is day a ship the last he fought in dr clear up operate to get under way then following on from the flooding further north as you can see pretty much dry all the way up into canada central and western parts of canada largely dry until we get over towards british columbia where we got strong waves rattling in there will be right state in the snow coming in here over the next couple of days and just notice a little further south got some wet weather coming into southern parts of california for good measure as well that will slide its way across the rockies a fair bit of snow at this stage is amazing over the high ground back up into the pacific northwest turning increasingly unsettled more rain sleet and snow there
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but again you're watching out 0 your mind of our top stories this hour and brazil has recorded its highest number of deaths from corona virus in a single day 1641 fatalities were registered on tuesday which goes past the previous record set in july. u.s. president joe biden says he is confident he will reach his goal of delivering 100000000 cave in fact siento says in his 1st 100 days in office it's also praised the drug company merck for helping rival george johnson produce its coronavirus jan . president biden has made his 1st major move against russia for the policing of
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opposition leader let's move on the white house has announced sanctions against 7 senior russian which. the director of the f.b.i. has told u.s. senators there's no evidence to support right wing claims that fake trump supporters took part in the siege of the capitol building on january the 6th crisper raid described the attack as domestic terrorism and has promised to hold the rights is to account an official reports now from washington d.c. here for this is the 1st time christopher reeve has testified before a senate committee since the insurrection at the u.s. capitol 8 weeks ago i was appalled like you at the violence and destruction that we saw that there was appalled that you our country's elected leaders were victimized right here in these very halls that attack. that siege was criminal behavior plain and simple as behavior that we the f.b.i. view is domestic terrorism. some republican senators have claimed among those who
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stormed the capitol and to trump agitators supporters bent on causing trouble and idea dismissed under questioning by directory based on your investigation so far do you have any evidence that the capitol of terror was organized by quote fake trump protesters we have not seen evidence of that at this stage certainly christopher ray has been director of the f.b.i. since 2017 he was a donald trump appointee after he fired james komi he says in his time in office he's seen a tripling in the number of cases involving white supremacy that has been the most deadly area of attacks domestically in the past 10 years he also says there's been a dramatic increase in the number of arrests of people who self identify as anarchists. the big question for rape was the january 6th attack an intelligence failure by the f.b.i. he pointed to a report sent by a local field office on january the 5th it was as you noted raw
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unverified uncorroborated information that had been posted online and my understanding was that that information was quickly as in within an hour. disseminated and communicated with our partners including the u.s. capitol police including metro p.d. in not one not 2 but 3 different ways. directory says an internal investigation is underway to see if the f.b.i. could have done more should have been more proactive in protecting lawmakers from threats that were being widely circulated before the attack alan fischer al-jazeera on capitol hill. the international says government forces armed groups and mercenaries have all committed war crimes in a 3 year long conflict in northern mozambique a report from the rights group documents hundreds of deaths and other atrocities
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and warning you might find some images in markowitz report system. hundreds of people have been killed in a conflict in cabo delgado province in northern mozambique. government forces are fighting an armed group known locally as al shabaab more than half a 1000000 people have fled their homes many are now living in camps and the short of food rights group amnesty international says in a report that all the forces involved are responsible for widespread rights abuses against civilians including war crimes on the one side you have insurgents who are committing atrocities beheading people burning their villages looting their property abducting women and girls you have also the muslim become you know government forces that are involved in extrajudicial killings and you have also a south african military company that is shooting indiscriminately from their.
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person reads from the dike advisory group support the government forces with attack helicopters seen here leaving their air base in the city of pemba amnesty's report documents dozens of witnesses who say they fired machine guns and grenades indiscriminately into crowds of people the company's founder lionel dyke responded saying the company would hire outside lawyers to look into its activities in mozambique. this video analyzed and verified by amnesty last year appears to show members of mozambican armed forces killing a woman. just one of what amnesty says a widespread abuses by government forces become and hasn't responded to requests for comment in the past it's blamed the armed group when it's been accused of atrocities none of its soldiers have been held to account everyone is acting really a real team be you and me each time day. or all asian
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or human rights there is the involved should be in. the armed group pledged allegiance to the islamic state 2 years ago it's not clear if it received much foreign support but deep local grievances behind the conflict are clear the people of cabo delgado have been neglected for generations since long before the conflict began investments to extract millions of dollars of nearby offshore natural gas haven't helped local communities adding to discontent and amnesty says rampant rights abuses will only make the situation worse malcolm web al-jazeera the french president has told his iranian counterpart the terror on must make clear and immediate gestures to allow talks on the stalled 2015 nuclear deal to restart france also announced it's filing a complaint with the un's nuclear watchdog over iran's decision to reduce its cooperation with the agency last week iran began restricting unannounced site
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inspections the move is aimed at pressuring the u.s. to lift sanctions the french government has reversed the ban on giving the astra zeneca covert 900 vaccine to people over the age of 65 when the job was approved by european union regulators france said there was a lack of data from trials in old age groups the initial ban has left many reluctant to accept the vaccine. is in paris with more. the french government have a huge public relations problem on their hands because for the past few months the french government have been warning against the astrovan vaccine for over 60 five's and suddenly now they're having to try and convince that slice of the population that the vaccine is safe and even though they might say that many people in france already there's high skepticism in france about vaccines can be very difficult to kind of convince many people that there is new darter and that it makes it safe now
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for this astra zeneca vaccine to be used by that is exactly what the government's trying to do in fact the person that's been put in charge of the french vaccine rollout program professor alan fischer has actually said that the bad press that this vaccine has received over the last few months in the european union as it is is pretty devastating and it is important that people know that this vaccine is safe so i think that it's clear that the governments are going to have a lot of work on their hands and particularly it's important for them that they get this message across because of the moment you have a population in france of nearly 70000000 people and only one more not half a 1000000 people have received the full 2 doses they know that they have a lot of vaccines to administer and it was recently reported using health french health ministry statistics that there are about over a 1000000 astra zeneca doses of been delivered to france but only a quarter of them have been administered in part because of the bad press that this
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vaccine has been given unicef is calling for classrooms around the world to reopen as soon as possible with millions of children still out of school due to the pandemic the agency laid out hundreds of. un who had called us in new york your solution is aimed at raising awareness of the 168000000 children. will return to school. what we've learned from such prolonged school closures has a profound impact particularly on vulnerable and marginalized children so we're calling for all governments to open schools now the school should be the 1st to open during the reopening process to take all actions to do so safely to also provide comprehensive support as children reenter schools the u.k. finance minister is expected to set out his plan for economic recovery on wednesday says the nation's finances under enormous strain supporting millions of people
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through the pandemic jenna hall reports from just. the economic damage caused by the pandemic is rich in britain's deserted city centers shuttered restaurants boarded up shops not everything will emerge intact and nor will the country's region's bounce back at the same pace and last year was a really challenging year for a lot of people. but what it really showed was any inequalities that we had in our regions they've just widened with since joining the pandemic so for example in the north child poverty levels are the highest one in 3 more than children are in poverty right now and unemployment it's the highest levels that we've seen since 1904. chef and restaurant owner mary ellen mcteague could only clean norma's the pandemic ripped through the hospitality sector it's an industry where it's difficult to make money it's difficult to stay afloat anyway there are so many
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hospitality business is even less of a healthy economic environment every struggle to keep going so it's a plot is it really do that just isn't it felt like the end i think for a lot of people and i'm constantly surprised that we still head she now prepares meals for a local food bank helping those who have suffered far more than herself mary ellen is fortunate to have weathered the covert storm many businesses have and survived and here in the north of england as elsewhere attention begins to turn to recovery in a post pandemic era and whether the government keeps its promise of leveling up bridging the divide between north and south after a decade of austerity and under investment we cannot continue the way that we go we might now be qualities will concede to widen we have a lot of challenges in the north and right now failure is not an option but failure is reality for many of the economic victims of covert 19 normally 12 families using
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our service at the moment about 3435 a week on average people are in debt but they've got men through as people have got commitments of their votes for the loss of jobs so they can't keep those commitments financial hardships going to really it is going to be on the increase no doubt about that what the government does next calls for ever greater financial help or hiking taxes to pay the all back will determine how britain rebuilds and whether prime minister boris johnson has promised it builds back better jonah how al-jazeera manchester. the u.s. secretary of state has spoken with venezuela's opposition leader calling for in his words a return to democracy and a phone call with one corridor and tony blinken stressed the importance of free and fair elections washington recognizes guardo its venezuela's legitimate leader after disputed elections so president nicolas maduro returned to power in 2008 the state of siege could be declared by chile's government to the region home to the
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dismay people of president sebastian pinera is seeking approval for tougher antiterrorist legislation to cover the central southern area called kenya he says it's to help deal with groups carrying out attacks on latin america this is new as more. of these images show some more than $800.00 police intelligence officers carrying out an unprecedented rate in south central chile in an area dominated by indigenous map which is. on this farm police searching for marijuana were attacked by unidentified gunmen. one of the officers was killed. although his death dominated national news it wasn't the only violence that took place that day these photos show police operatives using what human rights experts call illegitimate use of force and abuse against minors here the target was the 7 year
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old daughter of my poochie activist comedic at the young guy he was killed 2 years ago by special forces police her mother and grandmother were also thrown face down to the ground and detained if the mistreatment dreamin be too much for me this is not an exceptional or isolated case it's part of institutional violence practiced against the people in which children are also victims police intelligence director actually spinosa denies that the child was detained and insists the chilean police don't mistreat minors but all of oh they were there whether it was. but this recording of them approach a teenager reportedly being grabbed by police suggests otherwise you can hear the girl being told children killed if she doesn't shut up. the prosecutor is now investigating charges of alleged police abuse against minors on the day of the massive raid but with the government now under strong pressure to declare
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a state of siege in the rest of region a lot of people are afraid that things will get worse in fact the army has already been given the go ahead to carry out the roles in the area alongside special forces police. you know. the situation today's of uncertainty and fear for the safety of the children. honestly 1000000 killers says the violation of my putting children's human rights is an intergenerational problem in the media the children were yesterday experienced violence from the state of the parents of the children experiencing it today so the job of ripper ation and reconciliation is very complex yes. the sharp increase in attacks by an identified m to proves the claim to fight for the future land rights has taken the conflict in southern chile to a new level. and with a new solution in sight a new generation of children is growing up with violence fear and anger you see in
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human al-jazeera santiago 6 books by a beloved children's author and illustrated that zeus' will no longer be published because they contain racist stereotypes but its uses the state says the books betray people in ways that are hurtful and roll it made the decision of the months of consultation with teachers and other experts there was a rush to buy the books out of the announcement with the titles rocketing up the arms and bestseller lists. so this is out there these are the top stories and brazil has recalled that its highest number of deaths from corona virus in a single day 1641 fatalities were registered on tuesday going past the previous record set in july that comes as health officials appeal for a national lockdown to help stop the spread of the virus one of the ikea.

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