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now and just. as a young. one . 0. hello there. and this is the news hour live from our headquarters and coming up in the next 60 minutes condemnation and despair as russia and china vote to restrict u.n. aid deliveries to syria. anger in serbia over the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and curfew is now in downs. why muslims are worried about a demographic shift after thousands of people are granted residency in indian
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administered kashmir. and turkish troops in libya helped to clear land mines left by forces loyal to the world khalifa. and in sports event is to lose the game and their rivals to lose control lot c.-o. have a player sent off for biting as italy's top 2 teams suffer a surprise defeat. aid workers have called a move by russia and china to restrict a deliveries into syria reprehensible both countries permanent members of the u.n. security council have vetoed a resolution that would have extended cross border humanitarian aid to 3000000 syrians for a year more than 11000000 syrians need emergency aid just to survive which comes from the u.n.
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the country's economy education sanitation protection services and health care all crumbling under the pressures of conflict u.n. officials have made a plea to countries to help end the crisis by investing money manpower political promises $5.00 and a half $1000000000.00 has been promised for humanitarian support this year. well let's speak to rachel sider she is the media manager for sarah at the norwegian refugee council and she joins us via skype from amman the capital of jordan where they're based this is obviously going to have a huge humanitarian impact on the ground can you talk us through how this might affect life for the millions of people in northwest syria. absolutely this is really a devastating blow to weeks of negotiations within the security council and what it means for civilians on the ground in syria is that they are at risk of losing a critical lifeline to basic services and which many of them are entirely dependent we're talking about nearly 3000000 civilians in the northwest part of the country
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alone many of these families are residing in overcrowded displacement camps or they've been displaced by waves and waves of violence over the years many of which have taken place just in the past couple of months alone with the latest spike in violence and what they're really saying is that there are reliant on many of the services that are authorized by this u.n. security council resolution services such as health care water shelter and basic food items. i do want to ask you because it seems that the border crossings there were for now potentially just true and moscow seems to want that reduced to one how will that actually impact the logistics of operations on the ground. unfortunately we've seen a real whittling down of this resolution over the years since it was adopted in 2014 wiggling it down further to a single border crossing in the northwest is absolutely unacceptable there is no
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way to replace the a deliveries that are currently going through the crossing point that is an absolutely critical lifeline to serving communities in western aleppo and parts of northern it that would otherwise be inaccessible due to insecurity access constraints and logistical hurdles it's going to require that the humanitarian community come up with a new plan change its ways of working identifying new routes of aid delivery and this is going to cost in terms of time and resources that would otherwise be allowed to reach people in a much more efficient and direct manner sure what rachel this is or also taking place within the context of a global pandemic how might this affect the provision of health care. well it's really too soon to say but what we saw from the northeast scenario back in january when the security council renewed this resolution previously and removed yet to be
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a border crossing is that we saw the removal of critical medical supply channels that were coming in through the border crossing the import critical medical supplies for vaccinations for primary health care key medications and other instruments that are necessary to a coalmine 19 pandemic preparedness effort that is already very much under way in the northwest part of the country we know that the health care system is already been devastated by years of war economic hardship and other shocks have really frustrated the ability of healthcare providers to meet basic needs and there are real concerns that as the cope in 1000 pandemic continues to surge in the region that communities across northwest syria will be hit the hardest rachel side of there from the wage and refugee council great to get your thoughts here on out there thank you for joining us rachael thank you oh well our correspondent also jabari has more on the volunteer doctors at
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a small clinic in rebel held at lead who are doing what they can to treat the sick and the engine and. this is what dr. does every day working for free in this nonprofit makeshift clinic in. he's one of 7 doctors in the clinic which is located in syria's last remaining rebel held province of idlib . like many of his patients dr ali was forced from his home within his own country . most of the people here are without a source of income they can't afford to eat or any medical treatment before i came here i worked at home a hospital but it was bombed so we came to this area to lend a helping hand with whatever resources are available. this entire clinic is run by volunteers and medicine is handed out free of charge. it's small space providing a big service doctors see between 30 to 40 patients
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a day. do you know they're really doing a great service for the people here mainly because we're all out of work too now we're being treated by specialists and offered free medicine we are grateful to them. doesn't have that i've been sick for 13 years they often meet all the necessary tests in medicine for free i can't even afford a loaf of bread and i have 4 often children have been displaced to this area since march they are doing their best to help i'm very grateful to them. there are many factions both domestic and foreign involved in syria's civil war which is now into its 10th year the united nations says nearly $400000.00 syrians have been killed so far and millions forced to seek safety. both the syrian government and the opposition are receiving support militarily and diplomatically from foreign countries leading the conflict to often be described as
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a proxy war adding to the already dire health care crisis the value of the syrian currency continues to fall while prices in shops have more than tripled recently even though the conflict in many other areas has come to an end syrians in the country's last rebel stronghold province of its lip continue to suffer door such a bari al-jazeera. to the coronavirus pandemic now and there have been angry protests in the subway in capital belgrade over the government's handling of the crying of virus demonstrators accuse president alexander of reopening the economy too early for political gain he then announced plans for a weekend cafe but that now appears to be in doubt following the protests and brian reports. proces doesn't police battle on the streets around serbia's parliament thank god
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outs tried to storm the building some briefly managing to get inside before being pushed back was they're angry at president alexander and his decision to reimpose coronavirus restrictions i some chanted calling him a thief. i was easy for others demanded his resignation or government are trying for the 2nd time. put the seafoam. to impose current theme. for reach it is only a serious possibility because they made all the mistakes i the mistake they say was lifting what was one of europe's strictest lockdowns that israel did not prepare to put their noses we gathered here to protest because our president lifted the state of emergency because of the election and now he wants to impose it again
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. critics say the president lifted restrictions so he could hold parliamentary elections last month his policy one and overwhelming victory nightclubs were back in action it was a tennis tournament shops were open and 25000 fans packed a belgrade stadium for the country's most popular football that the decision slammed by an epidemiologist as an enormous totally unjustified risk the president . well says the situation in belgrade is critical for us from overseas we made lots of mistakes we've probably relaxed too much everyone thought it was all over. the situation in belgrade is alarming and it's serious in 4 more cities in serbia but belgrade is really in a critical situation the capital's hospitals are almost full so the military has been building temporary facilities gatherings of more than 5 people are now banned and only occur if you this weekend before then the anger against the church means
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the crowds are unlikely to stay at home the next year brian al jazeera well we can now speak to a boy elects he's a political scientist and was among those huge crowds at the protest last night he joins us now from belgrade where i know you've been saying just how chaotic it was last night bill mix of people little apparent organization can you tell us a little around about who the people were in the crowd around you so that brought us or started gathering in front of the element of the president which it's press conference very he announced the new law down puerto rican and there was my impression that around 10000 protesters in the streets. around 9 or 10 in the evening and this looked like any other protesters there it was mostly unorganized. i saw many angry youths a lot of students there but what really changed the dynamics was the storming of
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the parliament that was executed by a group of protesters that was and that was better organized and. they managed to enter the filing and there are 9 or 10 this is when the situation actually escalated the security forces which were under resourced into the beginning which allowed these group of protesters going to. increase they did their deployment tremendously we saw riot police with the cavalry and dogs we saw john their memory resource special operation units as well as many security forces personnel dressed in civilian clothes and after day after day security forces started using tear gas against the protesters it turned violent and. besides this overwhelming deployment of or switch i can say short of having the military in the
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streets this is a maximal use of force we saw excessive use of force by the police against protesters both the protesters that were violent and the protesters that didn't use while it's against them where you've mentioned i know that far right groups were involved and some afghan rest can you talk about back contribution to what happened last night. it is really hard to evaluate what their role was there was certainly serbia is in a state of its usual crisis for more than 2 years now and there have been many pro at this by far right in front of the parliament almost every couple of weeks so they have certainly been there they have been active and they have been among the people who have stormed the parliament but again some of their leaders have actually said today have not organized this brought us the brought as was as i could see a lot of families with children students. mostly people who protest against
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the. government of all it's under 6 under which you were there where that a political scientist who was at that protest last night and telling us all about it from the balcony thank you for your thank you. now the british government has announced a $37000000000.00 many budget aimed at saving jobs and pumping new life into the economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic and launching what it calls the kickstarter scheme and offering to pay 6 months of wages to any employer who creates a high standard job for people aged $16.00 to $24.00 tonnes originally soon act also called for an end to the fellow scheme by october it's been in place now since march and paid up to 80 percent of people thought areas if employers promise to retain their jobs the package will also prove popular with those who want to move house he's lifted the threshold on who has to pay a tax when buying a home property purchases less than $627000.00 will not be subject to stamp duty
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well for more now let's go to john hall who joins us live from but really just and west sussex tony can you tell us a little more about what chance that you're not had to say today. well this was the latest of a series of un should yield interventions by the chancellor rhee sue not as the coronavirus crisis has worn on and as the scale of the economic damage wrought by it has become ever more apparent i'm not least in places like this broken regis where i'm standing or rather faded 19th century seaside resort town that relies almost entirely on the summer trade on its summer takings to survive in the summer of course all of that will be deeply uncertain well reading into it is to suit our state but clearly the focus of the government now is on jobs with fears of an unemployment mound mountain approaching both there's a result of the end of the furlough scheme which you concerned with it would end in
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october employers will then be faced with the reality of having to pay salaries again or have to make a lot of work is redundant but also the real focus on young workers young people entering the economy will already in the economy tend to be employed in vulnerable sectors like hospitality retail leisure therefore more bold. well more at risk of being made. but being made redundant or losing their jobs or the signature measure here along with other measures to stimulate consumer spending and to encourage employers to keep their staff on the signature measure here is this job creation scheme you mentioned the kickstart scheme the government effectively paying a salary up to the minimum a minimum wage of young people under $25.00 for the 1st 6 months of their employment employers then taking over after that in the hope of keeping them in work getting them in work rather than having them in unemployment queues and on benefits and trying to avoid a sort of failed generation as a result of this crisis here's what we have to say. people need to know we will do
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all we can to give everyone the opportunity of good and secure. people need to know that although hardship lies ahead no one will be left without hope. so today we act with a plan for jobs our plan has a clear goal to protect support and create jobs it will give businesses the confidence to retain and hire to create jobs in every part of our country to give young people a better start to give people everywhere the opportunity of a fresh start. and turner all of this clearly coming at a huge cost to governance. yes the costs have been enormous on the government here just adding yet more tens of billions of dollars to a build ready wrapped up close to $200000000000.00 spent since lockdown came in in
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march the government and since then says it's helped 11000000 workers to retain their jobs or at least to retain their sources of income a 1000000 businesses big spending pledges on infrastructure and public services and all of it deeply necessary of course in unprecedented times with this country facing a slump in g.d.p. by the end of this year a 14 percent possible unemployment going up from close to 0 to close to 15 percent and a deep sense of disquiet now about quite how all of this is going to be paid for in the years to come after a decade of austerity there is a sense perhaps but the worst of the virus may be behind us here but the worst of the crisis the economic crisis may very well. turn to how they're speaking to us in the long term thanks very much john. now nigeria has resumed domestic flights for the 1st time since coronavirus restrictions were imposed that in late march the main airports and lagos reopened on wednesday while others will follow over the
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next week they have been nearly 30000 cases of 1000 confirmed in the country and at least 660 people have died and we can now speak to amid interest. as a keyway international airport in a bit and have things picked up since this morning. absolutely they have been flights in and out of the of a few hours and there although there are only 4 currently on operations today we expect that things will pick up by to morrow today it's been cautious on the part of person just a lot of people are waiting to see how things go but right now behind me is an aircraft but just arrived from the commercial capital lagos and these are the only 2 airports by the way that have been approved to restart domestic flights in nigeria after 35 to 3 months in action in the airports now what happens here will determine what will happen next week more airports across
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nigeria will open next week and over the course of 2 weeks the civil aviation authorities will decide judging from the performances of the airports in the 2 weeks they will decide whether or not they will allow international flights through them quickly you've got to travel outside the country despite rising cases of coronavirus in the country so the government is also a keen to also reopen the economy fully understanding that a lot of a lot of things depend on the movement of goods and services especially of investors from one city to the other and from one country to nigeria and from the 2 . countries of abroad so a lot of people are watching this close. to see how the operations go in this airport and the other airport in lagos and whether or not the other airports will also follow suit so far this morning things have been organized force checking in
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passengers orderly. departure departure orderly arrival of passengers from lagos and vice versa. and that interests are there for us to live in a bridge or thank you very much for that update on the well corona virus infections are storing in central asia former soviet states are suffering a 2nd wave of cases now since lock down restrictions but 2 months ago victoria gate b reports. hospitals in the kurdistan capital bishkek are overwhelmed with patients suspected of having the coronavirus those diagnosed with pneumonia but have not yet been tested for covert 19 q to be admitted by them with what must quickly oh my what as far as i have seen whomever you call whomever you ask about absolutely everyone is sometimes i think to myself i wonder is there anyone who isn't ill people are panicking now since look down measures were relaxed in may more than
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8000 people are reported to have tested positive but doctors say the true number of infections is higher a lack of testing and poor quality tests are 2 reasons why cope with 19 isn't being diagnosed isn't counted as a cause of death. some of. the most difficult period since the pandemic began is right now maybe the last week or 2 when the number of infections increased sharply we've seen an increase in the number of cases of community acquired pneumonia even in patients who have a negative test result of covert 19. despite the increasing cases the government says it's not considering a 2nd look down it's also admitted that pandemic related aid received from international donors was used to pay the salaries of state employees rather than to strengthen the health system kazakstan the richest of the 5 central asian states has also seen hospitals overwhelmed with kovac 19 patients it's reintroduced some
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of the lockdown measures 1st imposed in march. the lock down is needed but i don't know how much it will help us now i don't know what we need more lock down or saving jobs anyway i think it should help if it lasts at least 2 weeks so that people stop having parties a neighboring country though continues to insist it's virus free the usually secretive turkmenistan welcomed a 10 day world health organization mission on monday which will examine its response to the pandemic victoria gate and be there. to some other news now and china's government has opened its office in hong kong to enforce its new national security law police blocked the roads for the inauguration ceremony that converted hotel will be a beth the chinese intelligence agency police can now conduct searches without a warrant stop suspects from leaving the city and intercept online communications
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critics say the new legislation strips hong kong of its freedoms and its independence but we also heard here the new law in hong kong fixes a loophole in china's national security preventing curbing and punishing 4 types of acts against national security it is a turning point to stop the violence and chaos in hong kong there's no hope that stability will be restored and the freedom and rights of hong kong residents will be better protected. well china's government says it will not be joining talks with russia and the united states labeling them a hoax and a game which beijing refuses to play the americans and russians have agreed to discussions because their only remaining treaty expires next year donald trump want to china included in a future treaty china's military is developing missile technology to counter the u.s. deployment in asia. the new. the new there. will be more.
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than the. lady who. saw all the old if you. really. think you will. find the likud believe. now the taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station in southern afghanistan a suicide bomber blew up a car outside the building in kandahar province 3 policemen were killed and 14 others including civilians were injured. days of heavy rain have swollen rivers and triggered mudslides across china and japan dozens of people have been killed in the flooding and millions of people have been told to leave their homes france really has. some of the heaviest rain in decades has batted who been
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a province in china on the outskirts of hong kong city rescue workers dig through landslide debris in central south west and east in china rescue teams have evacuated people trapped by rising floodwaters in cities towns and villages you need to see because the water is so deep we have asked the brigade to help transfer residents by rubber boats dams and river banks are being reinforced further to the east heavy rain has continued to pound japan causing flooding and landslides it's up rooted trees and downed electricity pylons making some roads impassable water levels in many areas remain high. even though it may have stopped raining there are many things to be worried about whether there could be mudslide happening here as well i was wondering along with this continue the worst hit areas of japan on the southwest island of. which has seen the highest number of casualties more than
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a 1000000 people on japan's 3rd largest island have been advised to seek temporary shelter and stay with friends or relatives where possible to avoid overcrowding at emergency centers health workers say basic measures to prevent corona virus from spreading in the crowded conditions seem to be working well you know the fact they have been no coronavirus patients in this area proves that we are doing the best we can whether experts are warning more heavy rain is expected over much of japan florence louis al-jazeera. well here's jenny now with more on all that rain in japan and china yeah no there's more to come as almost all of this not a good story we're told. because you can see his strange way this long line of this is the same system it's been there for a few days it's not going anywhere the next few days is travelling all the way through japan and right there back into the southern areas of china so 1st of all in japan well we've actually had a bit of a break home wednesday but unfortunately more rain in the 4 calls and again just
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some more images here to show you this is in the south of key issue just one of the villages that of course has been just devastated by the power of the floods and of course the just the damage that's been left behind so as we go through thursday and 14 there's more rain on the way that front as i say is lying right the way through the region we can see the yellow areas that is where we're going to see the heaviest rain as it comes through now on the friday you can see here this massive yellow dot pushing up into much of the korean peninsula particules the south so we could even house some flooding there but of course also this rain continuing to work its way further across into hong she where again we have had flooding but in the next 5 days you can see here down into southern another 400 millimeters of rain is going to come down on top of what is already the surge as i say this is going to last for quite a while the frontal system training back into central china several provinces here hunan who bay only all suffered the rains of the last few days there is more to come here throughout thursday i want to say the system doesn't move as they go on into friday you can see again just lying there through the central and eastern
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areas and again the stasi we're looking at you know nearly half a meter of rain across central china again in the next few days incredibly well thank you very much jenny still ahead for you head on al-jazeera a resurgence of the pandemic in several u.s. states and there's resistance to the president's push for schools to reopen. on the defensive mexico's president is accused of being a sell out as he prepares to meet donald trump at the white house. and and scores of north america's biggest football league heads into times be here with that story . frank assessments tourism but the income stream is dead in the water what's been the result in poaching quite significantly informed opinions there has been a very aggressive political rhetoric that has become very normal in israeli society
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you're watching al-jazeera and let's remind you of our top stories here this hour russia and china have vetoed a u.n. security council resolution that would have extended cross border humanitarian aid to $3000000.00 syrians for a year the operation which is only authorized until friday brings in supplies from turkey without interference from the syrian government. thousands of protesters have attempted to burst into serbia's parliament angry over the reimposition of tough coronavirus president alexandrovitch put a weekend curfew back in place after 13 deaths the country's west yet of the pandemic but that is now in doubt. the british government has announced a $37000000000.00 many budget aimed at saving jobs and pumping new life into the ailing economy incentives into the nationwide job retention plan and taxes will be reduced by buying homes and eating out. well let's stay with the story now and the
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british economic summit statement as it's so called james midway is an economist and a fellow at the institute of public policy research he was also an advisor to the shadow chancellor he joins us from london james the current. has been announcing more assistance as we've been reporting to try to get the economy back on track clearly a lot of people are still going to have to suffer but is this enough to prevent the west. well we can hope that it is to be honest with you it doesn't look like it will be what we've had in the some a statement. chancellor said himself is going to prevail you to what he expects to be a much bigger package announced in the autumn so what we had here was a few measures that have been trailed over the last few weeks like cuts to value added tax in hospitality and retail and a few sectors along with something there's a bit unusual which is this some of said a gimmick of reductions half price restaurant meals during august to try and
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encourage demand it doesn't really add up to something it addresses the scale of the problem that we're now going to be facing i want to ask you about the scale james because i know you've warned against comparing the economic fallout of this pandemic to the 2008 financial crisis or even the great depression so how should people and governments be viewing this with the issue you have is in 2 parts 1st this is already it should be clear to everyone this is already much more serious than the 20089 financial crisis looks on the figures much more serious than the great depression the basic problem is that the way the virus operates is it effects the real supply side to the economy not a financial shock like we had in the great financial crisis or even the great depression but the way that people have to work can relate to each other can they go to the shops can they carry on doing the work they were doing so it's a real shock so you have to put in place supply side measures you need a plan from governments they swarm governments across the world to show how they're going to pay to put in new protections for workers to show the kinds of support the
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specific sectors that mean most effective we don't bits of that we've got bits of knots around retail and hospitality but he didn't appear to grasp the scale the problem that we're now facing and the risk of course as some of the temporary support is removed we run into very high levels of unemployment coming into the autumn this year and you are an advisor to the shadow chancellor i mean if you were advising us to stay at ak at this present moment what would you be telling him. i think some of the things that the new shutter chancellor on early start raised in her response to the recent naca think it has to be a 6 a level response i think they have to have clear plans in place to support those sectors that are being hit most severely by this so that's aviation where it is retraining for people to tension support they're trying to keep people in jobs for a long period of time moving towards the carbonite station for that sector retail hospitality perhaps additional support for people working from home which is is going to be a serious issue for
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a large number of people over the over the next few months and potentially years now so all of these measures have to close in place so you need a far bigger far more detailed intervention the kind of high level not so big not so details state we saw just now we have been reporting here on the economic fallout around the globe and in the whole well that's having to brace for a severe downturn but do you think some countries will suffer more than others it certainly looks like that if you take the international monetary fund forecasts and obviously with any forecasts ticket at this point in time there's a great deal of uncertainty attached but countries like britain for instance in america have been hit very very severely really directly as a result of failing to get on top of the public health crises we've seen a very large number of deaths and cases of covert 1000 reported in britain and in america these are the countries that are most affected by it and will be hit the hardest countries that were fast moving perhaps new zealand perhaps perhaps a few other places around the world the got on top of the current system we're
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going to be much less affected by it so there's going to be bitter reordering of how the world economy operates certainly in the next 6 months or so as those effects start to play out you talk about a reordering there i mean a number of aspects of the way that our economy is and labor force as well undoubtedly change permanently and the wake of this pandemic how do you think policymakers should be hearing the future. well it's very difficult we are peering into the murky there's a great deal of. expectation on getting your vaccine in there for moving things back to normal fairly soon but i think even with a vaccine which is by no means guaranteed we're still here to live in a world where there is a perceived risk of future pandemics and pandemics an epidemic so increase in number so companies going to have to restructure it means cutting supply chains injury suring production it means fewer international business flights i mean all of these things that start to reshape the economy over the long term in order to support the i think governments need to think about being much more interventionist with particular sectors have already mentioned aviation is perhaps the most obvious
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one but they're also looking to create jobs in new areas of growth of which the green economy which did talk about is almost certainly want changes made where they're an economist and a fellow at the institute of public policy with that great to get your insights here and out of there thank you for being with us. all this as corona virus cases continue to climb in the united states the number of dead there has now passed 131000 and infections are surging in states that push to reopen early but president on the trunk continues to downplay the resurgence of the pandemic and insists he wants the schools to reopen in the new academic year mike hanna reports from washington d.c. . texas is one of the 1st states to use its mitigating measures responding to pressure from president trump in mid april who insisted he wanted states to open up to restart the economy. now with stealing with a massive increase in infections joining florida and recording more than 10000
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cases in a day a figure matched only by new york state in the early stages of the pandemic in the next 2 weeks we're probably going there being what new york was 2 months ago i think that's what's going to happen trying to ingraham has been an i.c.u. nurse for 17 years last week she went from caring for patients to becoming a patient herself after testing positive i really at one point in time asked god to take me the pain was ridiculous. it was a clue i mean in my mind i couldn't breathe think i didn't have to be planted in a later the republican governor who ordered the early opening of texas is now dialing back and reimposing mitigating measures including the wearing off masks we wore not have to shut it down if everyone will follow this very simple rule and that is just get
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a mascot this wear it make sure that you don't get covered 18 and you don't give it to anybody else. but the u.s. president continues to be masculists and even as the cases surges now are putting pressure on governors to open schools for the new year at the end of august what we want to do is we want to get our schools open we want to get them open quickly beautifully in the fall and the as you know this is a disease it's a horrible disease but young people do extraordinarily well the reaction from teachers was furious that is so callous and him so callous we do it wrong people die little people can get sick you have asthma you've got bad allergies and you're 6 years old you could die if we do this ron there was anger too among many in congress which was
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officially notified that president trump is pulling the united states out of the world health organization the notice period is 12 months so the u.s. will actually only leave the w.h.o. in july next year between then and now is an election and presidential candidate joe biden says one of his 1st acts as president will be to reverse the decision effectively it will be up to the voters to decide mike hanna al-jazeera washington . well mexican president under arrest manual lopez obrador is set to meet with the u.s. president later on wednesday it's a meeting that's officially about trade but the summit is already provoking a mixture of anger and bewilderment on our pallor explains why the political mexican president under this man. is meeting with u.s. president donald trump this week at the invitation of the white house but what
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would normally be a standard meeting between 2 world leaders has stirred criticisms but. you. by sickly there is an election season underway in the united states and the mexican president's visit could be misinterpreted but also over the years president trump has expressed many offensive things toward mexico and mexicans this is why many people have a deep distrust and reject the way president trump has treated us. president trump is not very well liked in mexico and much of that has to do with his past rhetoric regarding the mexican people when mexico sends its people they're not sending their best they're bringing drugs they're bringing crime they're rapists and mexico will pay for the war. what if they're not here to do attitude soured further in 2019 when president trump threatened mexico with export tariffs unless mexico agreed to carry out a strict militarized immigration enforcement policy since the start of his
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administration 19 months ago mexican president under disciplinary lopez obrador has sought to avoid a political conflict with president trump opting instead for a relationship built on pragmatism for a way that the visit scheduled for wednesday is the 1st time the 2 presidents will meet in person does visit out of the we can talk about baseball we can talk about a lot of things everything without confrontation because it's a political meeting and that you have a tough critics of lopez obrador to say the mexican president is making a mistake by sitting down with trump who many in mexico regard as racist and anti mexican a recent poll however found that while few mexicans are fans of trump a majority favored lopez over the meeting with the u.s. president with many hoping the trip will help improve a bad economy. we're now going on in mexico there are many who do not look kindly at our president attending this meeting but there are those who understand the weight of the economic agenda and recognize the economy's the result of political
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negotiations between leaders there's not such a thing as friendships between countries. geopolitically their only interests. president lopez obrador says the focus of his u.s. visit is to mark the launch of the us mexico canada trade agreement or u.s. m c a a replacement to nafta that mexico's president has said will generate jobs and help reactivate the mexican economy whenever. mexico city. lebanese businessman who is accused of financing hezbollah has returned home after 3 is in a u.s. jail custom tragedian had been sentenced to 5 years and president that was released due to poor health and the risks of contracting carbonite team in prison our correspondents anahata is in beirut with this update. the court saying that he was released on compassionate grounds that he was facing health risks the risk of contracting corona virus while in prison he is
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a man who was accused by the united states of being a global terrorist since 2007 for allegedly funding. of course being a lebanese a group that has an armed wing it has a political party and it controls political power along with its allies in cabinet and government so his release is quite significant but we have to make it very very clear that. denies any links with the group and the group hezbollah has not made any comment about the man but a few weeks ago in fact in march a lebanese american was suddenly and unexpectedly released from a lebanese jail he was convicted of torturing and killing lebanese inmates in a jail that was run by an israeli militia during israel's occupation of southern lebanon in the eighty's and ninety's he was airlifted from the u.s. embassy compound out of lebanon at the time lebanese officials said that they had
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nothing to do with this they were shocked by the court decision to release him even hezbollah said that they had nothing to do with his release but many many will say that the courts would not have dared release. without the support of the political power the authority to use holding political power in 11 on. muslims and didn't minister to kashmir accusing the hindu nationalist government of beginning a radical change in the population at the government has changed its rules to quantum residency to tens of thousands of people and kashmir has that india correspondent elizabeth pronto. sharing sweets to celebrate their new status the butty family as some of the newest residents of jammu and indian administered kashmir aid despite living there all their lives their parents were brought from punjab in the 1950 s. to work as street sweepers but they haven't been eligible for residency until now.
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these the board then there are we thank mr modi we have this piece of paper in our hands because of him now our children have received residency terry they can progress in their lives life. in march promised of that in the government why did the criteria for residency in the disputed region saying the change would grant equality and dignity to or now anyone who's lived in the region for 15 years all studies for 7 those registered as migrants and children of government workers who've served in kashmir are allowed to buy land and apply for government jobs more than 30000 domiciled certificates have been issued since the law was implemented 2 months ago most of them in hindu majority. people are satisfied because there are fewer procedures to follow when they had to become a resident before there was a lot of documents required they had to have them verified by that ministry it was a very long procedure. while it's now easier for non-cash midis to become residents
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many others are afraid that the government will make it more difficult for them to prove their status i belong to the. need to say that my identity basically depends on a piece of paper that your own people. something wrong with that the new domicile law was announced 88 months after the government revoked the region's autonomy that had protected it from demographic changes the idea is that it would want to change the demography here in jammu and kashmir and create pressure on the society so that at some point of time into society doesn't give up they would completely transform the demography of this place to that the muslims who are demanding freedom from india would come in minority the organization of islamic cooperation which represents $57.00 nations had almost $2000000000.00 muslims as among other critics of the changes saying they are part of the hindu nationalist government's plans to
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drown dissent and at a time when protests they have been banned for needy a year elizabeth pradhan al jazeera you daddy. now dozens of returning home owners in tripoli have been killed or maimed by landmines left behind by forces loyal to world hey if i have to after he failed to capture the city turkish troops are now helping the libyan allies to clear the bombs planted in houses around the capital mark trainor reports the bombed out homes and scorched military machinery near homes on the outskirts of tripoli show how devastating the 14th month battle for the capital was. having failed to claim their prize warlords leave or have to his forces have been forced to retreat from western libya towards their strongholds in the oil rich east before leaving they planted land mines and booby traps returning home owners have fallen victim to them. genie officials say at least $27.00
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civilians have been killed and 70 wounded it's a familiar job for the head of the mine clearing team in tripoli brigadier ahmed value spent months clearing syria after the city was liberated from my school he says eisel targeted janay forces and searched all russian mercenaries from the wagner group along with have to forces laid landmines and other weapons to kill indiscriminately and as unwelcome in. residential homes and streets children's toys along with play areas were booby trapped this proves that it is residents who are targeted by these landmines when they return to their homes when they learn man is planted in a toy who is the target it is to kill children and residents of. landmines are banned by most countries but their sheer number here and the sophisticated manner in which they were planted led the tripoli government to request help from the turkish allies turkish bomb disposal experts are helping clear the hidden menace
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left behind by have to his forces months after being forced to escape the fighting while beginning and his family were shocked when they saw the state of their home when they returned. he doubts he will be able to afford to repair his home anytime soon and shows us where a land mine was recently cleared well before well of the thought of it's going to take a lot to fix it too much i don't know when we'll be able to return i don't know what to say may god give us patience. while some residents have been able to return for most their return can't happen until they're given the all clear in the salon had seen and once all the neighborhoods you had threats of explosives is in addition to the severe destruction of homes here now traina al jazeera southern tripoli. still ahead here on al-jazeera child. what they know as coronavirus restrictions on left .
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business leaders to buy no brass power. oh. about having spores in his car the stats here thank you so much lad see you had a player sent off for biting as our hopes of winning the italian lead to go another head ceo's faint title chances were kept alive thanks to a shock defeat for literacy eventis and the richardson reports some all time greats on the pitch for this game but it was french international adriene robbia who grabbed the initiative for italian league leaders events as a stunning individual goal giving a very the lead against ac milan early in the 2nd half i.
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christiane or another scored in his 5th straight game to make it to know if i looked on course to move 10 points clear of the top of the table but milan just about to lurch and see what action a penalty from latin abraham of which got them back into the game before strikes from front to see. and rafael yeah completed the turnaround 3 goals coming within 5 minutes. and see robert each other to force to secure the victory milan move up to 5th. first defeat since february the result would have had greater significance had 2nd placed on it sio not lost to let that see one last with an ugly footnote or red card for that series patrice after he gets let chase julio donati on the arm let's try you very by 7 points on the richardson al-jazeera. major league soccer is set to return later this wednesday but north america's biggest football league is facing some big challenges the new york red bulls play
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on sunday while our lando city versus interim miami will launch the restart in a few hours time but the game between nashville and the chicago fire is off after 5 nashville players has a positive for corona buyers the 1st international cricket match since march is underway in england the home team are playing the west indies in a tast match moments before play began in southampton players from both sides took a need to show their support for the black lives matter movement there was also a minute's silence for those who have died from cope at 19. double world champion fernando alonso says he's excited to go back to run 0 as his f one return is made official the 38 year old who quit the sport at the end of the $2800.00 season will be racing again next year alonso won both of his world titles with the french team . dean wants to be back at the podium so do i know it's a brand of i'm very close very proud to represent the big game. you know i'm coming
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to be still my winning culture you know the aspects of the team on the group or know i know how to think of breaking everyone and i'm now come back. now it's not just per fashionable sport that's making a tentative return to action after the chrono virus lock down child amputees and guys are taking to the football pitch once again joanna scott reports. was after months of being locked inside it's good to be out playing football again with your friends especially for these boys and girls who are just a small number of the 1600 amputees among goddesses 2000000 people with just 72 current virus infections and one death the palestinian territory recently allowed sports clubs and gyms to reopen and on cheese day the players return to training. the children participate in an empty football day suffered the same consequences of
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everybody else but there's a big change in our lives all of us are then we cannot get close to our relative friends say and shaking we need to know what i'm asking they're confined places. and this participation in sport that they can muster that they can be good at. it is very important for their lives for them and talking about well do they go back to their normal lives as it was previously of the largest possible extent of course are the club was founded just 2 years ago by the international committee for the red cross or i.c.r.c. and has adult players as well as children some have lost limbs after being injured in protests along the gaza israel border others through work accidents cancer or birth defects all benefit from having a place to come and play the sport they love. alone and in the corner of the mind
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this was an island and no one cares about us but when we resume training we feel like there is someone who cares old like to thank them all for the encouragement of this project to have a little heated us in luke me to discover my skills when i started the 3 ning i felt like i got back my amputated leg and. out on the pitch it's tough to get back after the coronavirus break it's been a testing few months but these children are used to a challenge and happy to be back playing the sport they love joining us al jazeera and australia's 2 time world champion snowboarder alex poland drowned on wednesday while spearfishing in his home country seen here wearing red on his way to the world title and 2011 the 32 year old was australia's flag bearer at the 2014 winter olympics. ok and that is all your sport for now the stats yes back to you thanks so much paul that's it for this news hour but i go out the back in just
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a moment the point you. join our global community because the crisis is just slap does in the face of the blessing upon my sin upon my human health equals global health keeping you up to date is watch out for situations where we have a human rights prices that persist beyond the health crisis your questions is a dialogue just nothing we are now approaching a crossroads this is an opportunity that we must both miss the street on al-jazeera in india identity politics on the rise what we're seeing is the construction built partitions of cuts and loads of humans a couple across the country and there's a dark side is we do see the grid from his office the majesty of the him fix it to something more like the team i didn't see of the british but then i meet with
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victims of violence and discover what life is like for minorities in the country join me on my journey in search of india's soul on al-jazeera. the state is on the cusp of a new chapter of its history. after the u.s. and the taliban sundin agreement to pave the way for the withdrawal international troops. the high cost was paid to get to this point. over the past few years the u.s. has increasingly conducted its part of the war from the sky was more bombs dropped last year than any other year in the past decade. but with that came a rise in civilian casualties. this is all accidents do happen mistakes do happen and that this is about owning our mistakes says about things in this about accountability in the in the last day on account of the war the same ways we had to . not receiving adult human sin the us left without solution. they told us that
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they so liquid up to their loved ones was a crime. and they want justice and answer something war to all. condemnation and despair as russia and china voted to restrict un aid to never used to syria. although again i missed all the italian the al-jazeera live from coming up. in serbia over the government's handling of the corona virus outbreak a planned curfew is now in doubt. pumping new life into the economy the british government announces a $37000000000.00 pandemic recovery plan.

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