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> this isis al jazeera. ♪ anchor: you are watching the news h hour live frorom london. comingng up in the next 60 minutes, the top infectious disease expert says all americans should wear masks after the u.s. reports a record 77,000 coronavirus cases in one day. brazil's infection rate appears to have plateaued, and now is the time to drive down transmission. elbow bumps all around as eu leaders hold their first
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face-to-face talks in months, but the warm greetings mask deep divisions over a virus recovery fund. plus -- >> we have to be tired of this, because i am tired of f it. forchor: u.s. . cities brace another weekend of violencnce as street crime leaves hundreds injured or dead. correspondent: in sports, lewis thelton is at practice at hungarian grand prix. ♪ anchor: thanks for joining us. new flareups are prompting new lockdown's as the coronavirus continues to ravage the world. record 237,000 infections were reported in the last day.
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restrictions have been reimposed in israel and the philippines, as well as more state in india, which has become the third country to record more than one million confirmed covid cases. the other two, are brazil, which now has more than 2 million cases, including its president and over 76,000 deaths, and the u.s. that is where more than 3.6 million people have been infected, 77,000 in the last day. nearly 139 thousand people have died, including 948 reported thursday. the top infectious disease experts in the u.s. has warned the country could reach 100,000 doesnfections a day if it not embrace stricter containment measures. dr. anthony fauci says local leaders should be as forceful as possible when encouraging the public to wear masks. u.s. policy makers continue to debate the subject with face coverings only mandatory in 26 out of the 50 states. >> i can say as a public health
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official that i would urge the leaders, the local, political, and other leaders in states and cities and towns to be as forceful as possible in getting your citizenry to wear masks. masks are important as part of the physical distance. physical distancing is the most important, but practically when you are living your life and trying to open up country, you are going to come into contact with people. for that reason, we know that masks are really important. anchor: georgia's governor is urging people in his state to wear them, but refuses to back down on his ban on local authorities making masks mandatory in public. >> i know that many well-intentioned and well-informed georgians want a mask mandate. while we all agree wearing a mask is effective, i am confident georgians do not need a mandate to do the right thing. anchor: let's cross over to
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washington, d.c. and our correspondent. with such big numbers being reported every day, it might be surprising to some that masks are still such an issue there. apologies. we seem to have lost our connection to mike hanna in washington. we will tell you what is happening in brazil, because the world health organization is saying the country's infection rate appears to have plateaued and it should seize the opportunity to drive down transmission. the emergency program head says the country needs concerted action to take control of the virus. of theis the epicenter virus in latin america and is reporting at least 40,000 new cases per day. let's get an update from our latin america editor, joining us from santa iago. it is not good news that they are reporting 40,000 cases a day, but the good news if we can say that is the infection rate has plateaued.
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dependsndent: it really on how you look at it. it is the proverbial glass half-full or half-empty. was justrmation that put out by the who coincides with the report there are more than 2 million infections in brazil. frommeans they have gone one million accumulated over a four-month period to double that in just one month. that is a huge number. it is true that many of the largest cities like rio dish in seeing de janeiro are far few debts, but infections and deaths have spread to other parts of the country. many of those places have weaker public health systems and hospitals to deal with critical care patients, or rather they cannot deal with critical care patients as well. one of the things the who has pointed out is there is not an exponential rise of new
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infections, but the government has to bring the contagion under control very quickly, or else all of this will mean very little. it will explode out of control just as easily as it did a few weeks ago. chile where you are, strict measures have been put in place. our people adhering to the lockdown there? correspondent: the lockdown has been in place for months, and in some places for as long as four months. people are getting very tired of it. what is happening is the infection and death rate in chile is so high that officials are taking more firm measures, putting people in prison, fines that are increasingly high for anyone who breaks quarantine. wearing a face mask in public is mandatory everywhere. those who do not are punished severely. it is working somewhat, but
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then the social pandemic, unemployment rate, the number of people who do not have anything to eat and are forced to go out of the house is increasing exponentially. thess the traceability of virus is put under control quickly, it will be very difficult to continue to impose this quarantine. anchor: thank you for that reporting from santiago. as cases rise in india, more states are imposing lockdowns. there are fears the real number of infections and deaths in india are far higher than those numbers recorded. our correspondent reports from new delhi. municipal workers sprayed disinfectant in a neighborhood,, one of many areas in west bengal with a lockdown. around one third of india's
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population are facing some lockdown restrictions. while some places are only imposing a weekend lockdown, in the second-most populous states, they have ordered their residents to stay home for two weeks. it is one of india's poorest states. health experts are concerned about how rural and less-developed areas are handling the outbreak. >> it is stretching increasingly in the rural majority states. the health infrastructure in the andl areas is far weaker testing, surveillance, contact tracing are going to be bigger challenges. correspondent: india is seeing around 35,000 new cases and 700 deaths every day, even though it is testing more than 300,000 people daily. it is still one of the words world's lowest. >> it is almost certainly
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underestimated. the question is what is the level of underestimation? may be that the number of cases is more like 20 million or 30 million. risespondent: despite the in cases, the indian government remains positive. the health minister says india has performed better than any other country in fighting covid-19, adding only 2.5 percent of infections have resulted in death. but independent experts say that number is not accurate not just because of india's low level of testing, but because most deaths in the country are not medically certified. anchor: new restrictions have come in force in israel because of a surge of infections. public places will be closed on weekends. government offices will also be closed to the public, and there
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are limits on social gatherings. benjamin netanyahu's handling of the emergency has provoked protests in recent days. barcelona residents are being urged to stay-at-home to stop the rise in cases there. spain recorded a steep jump in infections thursday with 580 new cases. most were in the catalonia and aragon reasons. -- regions. they have closed cinemas, theaters, and gyms. eu leaders met in brussels for the first time in months to negotiate a covid recovery plan. billion package is aimed at pulling the european union out of what could be its deepest ever recession. ended in last month deadlock. the four biggest economies, germany, france, italy, and spain, backed the proposal, but other countries do not. here is natosha butler. correspondent: elbow bumps and
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other socially distanced greetings replaced handshakes for eu leaders in brussels, their first summit in person since the start of the pandemic in europe. the eu commission president, along with the leaders of france an $860any, wants on billion -- wants to reach a deal on a package. we cane do this right, overcome this crisis stronger and emerge stronger from the crisis. all the necessary pieces are on the table and a solution is possible. correspondent: discussions are already fraught. some are worried about borrowing a vast number from markets and cannot agree on whether it should be distributed as rants or loans -- as grants or loans. >> the differences are very large and i cannot predict whether we will reach an agreement this time.
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correspondent: some fiscally conservative countries, including the neve -- the netherlands, worry about shared debts. >> what is very important to us is the country's reform. if they want grants on top of loans, you have to nail down hard guarantees that reforms will be carried through. correspondent: the french president urged leaders to show solidarity. this very are at particular european summit, the first to be held physically since the start of the coronavirus crisis and one that will be entirely dedicated to the european recovery plan and the budget for the coming years. this is a moment of truth and ambition for europe. correspondent: macron says a failure by the eu to unite and help member states in a time of crisis could fuel anti-eu sentiment in the bloc and jeopardize the future. talks are expected to continue,
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but with so many differences and so much at stake, leaders may need even longer to reach a deal. coming up on the al jazeera newshour, 19 think the -- maintaining the rage in mali. the campaign to oust the president continues. changesrs against law allowing non-muslims to drink alcohol, which they consider anti-islamic. coming up, what the olympic president has to say about whether fans will be able to attend next year's games. ♪ anchor: first, nigerian women's rights activists are planning to march over the weekend to announc denounce a surge in vioe during the lockdown. thursday, the nigerian house
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speaker described rape as a pandemic within the country as visited the assembly. in june, all nigerian states declared a state of emergency on rape and sexual violence. let's speak to the first leader of nigeria. also the pediatric consultant. thank you for your time with us. that declaration of a state of emergency last month by all 36 states, what has changed? has the situation improved for women? >> very much so. like you said, the state of emergency was prompted by the coronavirus lockdown. it created a lot of economic issues, one of which was the frustration that came about and and violence of
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women in all parts of the country. the state of emergency was there has been a lot of action. the first ladies have formed a coalition, which is actively doing a lot on this issue. the attorney general of the federation set up a task force. like you mentioned, the speaker and we have aup lot of cultural issues that overlap with the laws. they resist these laws. they could protect women and children.
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anchor: let me jump in for a moment. speaking of the law, it is part of the problem that nigeria has low conviction rates for rape cases, and that is contributed to gender-based violence. so there is no accountability. >> nigeria is not the only country that has a low conviction rate. is veryical person, it hard to prove because in you have a cultural women tend not to go. that can be a problem, even in countries where there are laws. it is very difficult together convictions. but i do agree with you that it the law.ult to pass
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but we don't believe it is just the laws that need to be passed. major action is in awareness, economic empowerment, and understanding that this is wrong and women should be treated better. anchor: put the numbers into context for us because you were saying a moment ago that because of the pandemic in nigeria you have seen a rise in violence against women. what kind of numbers are you talking about here? it is reportedly difficult to get numbers anyways on sexual violence against women. >> absolutely. nigeria is a big country. [indiscernible] the last five months, there has been an increase.
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for each one case that is reported, we know that 10 more have not been reported. about 7000e know, cases have happened in the last five months. during the pandemic, there was an upsurge in reporting. we believe because of the positive action movement by civil society and the president himself, and the wife of the president, everyone is coming out and talking about even the religious groups that have not been doing so for a long time. they openly say this is wrong and we must do something to stop this. this is a pandemic and we must stop this. rape victims are coming up and speaking from boko haram.
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anchor: we thank you very much. thank you for speaking to us on al jazeera. mali's prime minister has apologized for what he described as excesses on government forces that open fire on protesters last week. are callinghe bloc on the president to mediate. but protesters insist that ibrahim boubacar keita must resign. correspondent: prayers for the dead. a 15-year-old dieied from a bult in the head when security forces bamako. mosque in outside, a 20-year-old was walking home when a tray bullet struck her in the stomach. >> the way they were killed was barbaric. some were shot in the head, others in the belly. the attack was gruesome and we
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have many others severely injured. correspondent: the prime minister apologized and is calling for an investigation after at least 12 protesters were killed when a commander unit fired live rounds against demonstrators protesting against the president last weekend. >> i am hopeful that this political process will lead us to a solution and a way out of the crisis for the well-being of all the people of mali. correspondent: despite mediation the nationwide civil disobedience movement continues. wantemonstrators wh president ibrahim boubacar keita to resign and the assembly dissolved. >> people and mali want to solve the problems. we are solving the issues. correspondent: but it appears
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the crisis is deepening. while president keita calls for a movement, others want a transitional government that would strip keita of his powers. the president is accused of abuse of powers and naming family members and friends the positions without oversight. this video circulating on n socl media of the president's son on a luxury holiday has caused uproar. them depend on humanitarian aid for food while others continue to flee the arms conflict involving al qaeda and islamic state. protesters say these should not go in vain. they say the future of mali is at stake. sudan haveice in fired tear gas at demonstrators opposed to a change in law allowing non-muslims to drink alcohol. hundreds of protesters rallied
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outside the great mosque in the capital. they ordered the closure of major mosques to stop similar demonstrations. let's bring in the assistant professor of african-american studies at ucla. thank you for your time with us. this is one reform in a series of reforms the government is undertaking. the protest organizers are saying the amendments are in opposition of secular laws because of external pressure. to what extent is this about sudan wanting to boost its international standing, or is it fulfilling the demands of the revolution? >> i think it is a little bit of both. the sudanese minister is correct that this is supporting sudan's basic rights and laws. laws, banning of female genital mutilation. these have been long-awaited. but there is an element of which
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this is appealing to the international community, particularly the united states that has emphasized the idea that sudan needs to improve its tolerance of minority religions. anchor: how much of a delicate balancing act is this going to be for the government? after all, sudan has been covered for decades under sharia law under the bashir era. >> the government finds itself in a tricky position. we saw protests, looking for things like security service reform and looking for the implementation of a legislative council and civilian governors in the provinces. those demands have been largely ignored. and calls for accountability have been largely ignored. on the other site, these kinds islamicms make the community very upset. anchor: which brings me to my
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next question. how much influence do the islamic groups and supporters of the ousted president all , how muchal-bashir influence do they still wield? i think they are a significant force, but by no means do i think they are the largest force in the country. for many people, things like reducing alcohol are not a significant issue for most of the sudanese population, which is facing severe economic hardship and trying to implement the piece process -- the peace process in places like tar for. -- in places like darfur. anchor: will these protests continue? >> i think they will continue for a little while, but i do not think they will be significant moving forward. i think the majority of the sudanese population probably understands this is something that needed to happen, but at
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the same time i think there is an if it can't push back on the idea that these laws were imposed with outside pressure. anchor: thank you for speaking with us on al jazeera. an unidentified body has been left drifting in international waters within the libya search-and-rescue zone for almost three weeks. that is despite three requests from a rescue group for the libyan, italian, or multis authorities to retrieve the body. seawatch says the authorities are yet to clarify if any other passengers were on board. an estimated 400 people have died trying to cross from africa to europe this year. june 20 9, 2020, we found a dead body trapped in the remnants of a rubber boat. we do not know what happened, and especially what happened to
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the other people who were on that rubber boat. so we requested the retrieval of the body immediately and that the authorities clarify what occurred. anchor: french judicial sources say the m.r.i. body crown prince prince israti crown being investigated. the french art looking into crimes perpetrated in prisons. the investigation began in 2019. much more to come, including a ban on the confederate flag at military bases puts the u.s. defense secretary on a collision course with the president. beijing says u.s. officials have lost their minds over china after a talk of a travel ban on communist party members. for change intime barcelona after the club's fiercest rivals win the spanish
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league. ♪ ♪ >> the heat is returning to west europe. it has been in portugal for a few days. the heatwave warning, people are enjoying it, but it also means fires. for much of europe, it has been a more disappointing scene. the heat is still in the southwest. seville is an example of that. we are up to 40. but it is rather exclusive at the moment. for example, you have 24 in zurich. but in vienna, it is only 18. this entire area is under the influence of cooling mother. mainly just rain to the north. summer seems to be returning
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parisemperatures at 29 in and 27 in berlin. in north africa, there has been dust around. but the showers are more telling. they are quite widespread at the moment, all the way through ethiopia, south sudan, as far north as into the gambia as well. it looks like the wettest day will be saturday with sunday seeing the showers pass offshore. then they moved slowly from east to west. ♪ ♪ anchor: hello again. diseases top infectious expert anthony that she says the country could see 100,000 new infections a day if it does not embrace stricter containment
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measures. the world health organization says brazil's virus infection rate has plateaued and warrants they must seize the opportunity to drive transmission down. the number of coronavirus infections across india has now passed one million. lockdown measures have been reimposed in several states, impacting one third of the population. the philippine government is imposing partial restrictions in the capital manila for another two weeks. the country recorded a big jump in coronavirus deaths this week, putting hospitals under strain. our correspondent joined a patrol to see how people followed the rules. correspondent: images like these are often seen in conflict part of thet is a philippines capital and seat of its governments, metro manila. scneenesast few months, like these have become common,
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using shock and to wage a war -- shock and awe to wage a war. they are implementing another two week lockdown, hoping it will be enough to keep the number of infections down. we joined these police as they conducted patrols. they found this boy outside his home. his mother says he just went out to buy sweets. but children are not allowed to leave their homes, and she was taken to a nearby center to be cautioned, along with other residents. residents been asking to stay home. some of them refuse to wear masks, while others are in the streets. correspondent: the philippines has already and plummeted one of the strongest and most strict lockdowns in the world. after almost three months, the
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government started to ease restrictions. but the spike of cases in the country continued to go up, forcing many officials to put their cities on lockdown once again. of philippines now has one the highest numbers of covid-19 cases in southeast asia, with the epicenter in the capital manila. >> based on the ebola outbreak model, we have to arrest the transmission rate. second is about positive tests. .e need to look for the virus just looking for a needle in a haystack. therefore, you need testing. correspondent: the government says its actions are proving successful in slowing the spread of the virus. but some experts say the country is lagging behind some of its asian counterparts and its response has been heavy-handed
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and focused on using fear to fight a pandemic. the u.k. prime minister boris johnson has outlined his plan for england to return to normality, saying employers will have more discretion to bring staff back to workplaces next month. that is despite advice from his chief scientific advisor, saying there is no reason to change the work from home guidance. our correspondent has more from london. correspondent: friday in the middle of july in central london, and you usually see this place strong with people. in just people working offices, but visitors and tourists from other countries. but these are anything but normal times. the prime minister is under the gun to provide some kind of roadmap to normality. a lot of that rests on how people can go back to working. they can stay working from home or they can work from their
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offices or other workplaces. the prime minister has made it clear he is leaving that decision to the employer's. >> from the first of august, we will update our advice on going to work. instead of government telling people to work from home, we are going to give employers more discretion and ask them to make decisions about how their staff can work safely. that could mean continuing to work from home, which is one way hasorking safely, and which worked for many employers and employees. correspondent: as well as employees, it affects the local authorities as well, who will have to be in charge of closing down any public spaces in case of localized breakouts. but this seems to run counter to what the chief scientific advisor announced thursday. he said people ought to be staying home as much as possible
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until the end of the pandemic. but let's not forget how much the pandemic has affected the economy. there is enormous pressure to try and get things back to normal as quickly as possible. the question is, in the rush to try and limit the damage done to the economy, is the government diverging from scientific advice? ishor: british airways retiring its entire fleet of boeing 747 aircrafts after a sharp downturn in international travel. the uk's national carrier was operating 31 of the jumbo jets, more than any other airline. it had planned to retire the last of the fleet by 20's when he for as they look to more fuel-efficient models. but all of the 747s are being grounded with immediate effect. ba has announced plans to lay off staff. a london police officer has been suspended after video of an
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arrest shows him appearing to kneel on a black man's neck. the video shows police officers pinning the man down on thursday and one of them appears to have his knee on the man's neck. the other officer helped restrain the man. he has since been removed from operational duties. the man they were arresting was charged with possessing a knife in a public place. they have referred the incident to the office for police conduct, saying the video looks very concerning. white americans accused of shooting at a black man while out jogging have pleaded not guilty to murder. son, andcmichael, his their neighbor are facing nine charges between them. 25-year-old ahmaud arbery was february,georgia in but it was not until may that police made arrests after video of the shooting went viral. after months of protests against racism in the u.s., the defense eckert has issued a policy
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effectively banning the confederate flag at american military sites. only flags which promote unity and respect have been authorized. it could increase tension between esper and the president. the former u.s. assistant secretary of defense says it would be hard for trump to reprimand esper. >> i think it is really up to esper whether he is willing to put his job on the line. because if he is the secretary of defense and he does that, and the president overrules him, the president will pay a tremendous political price. but up until now, esper has not been like some of the secretaries we have had before who have defied the president when it comes to doing something like the secretary of the navy sealidn't like it when the
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who committed murder. i think it would be hard for trump in an election year to fire the secretary. you do not have time to get another one. if esper is worried about his place in history, he should go. ahead on this. in chicago and other cities are braced for a weekend of violence. summer street crime is accelerating, with hundreds of people shot or killed this year alone. crime analysts say the pandemic and a george floyd protests have increased tensions in urban areas. a seven-year-old was gunned down when a group of men opened fire at a party, one of 27 people killed and more than 100 others shot in the past two weekends in chicago. >> chicago's heart gets broken
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again. we have to be tired of it. correspondent: in atlanta, an eight-year-old girl was gunned down the same day. >> enough is enough. correspondent: in brooklyn on monday, 10 people were injured and a one-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting. >> we have got to get to it. root ofto get to the this problem. correspondent: this man, who for years has worked with gangs to stop the cycle of violence, is calling for drastic measures. >> we need to supply young with bulleticago proof vests and some help. it may sound crazy, but if peopople have protectiveve glovs and face coverings and face masks, let's do the same for people in chicago until we work out the total solution. correspondent: in a year when violence is surging, things
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could get even worse as more americans buy guns. in minneapolis, where george floyd died, the line for gun permits in mid june was three hours long. dealers say four in 10 sales go to new buyers. they say this year is worse because after months of lockdowns, the armed men are out. but months of protests have officers on the defensive. >mos of the violence happens in predominantly black neighborhoods across the u.s.. correspondent: we have seen increases from last summer to this summer in part because of the protests and in part because of the covid stay-at-home. people are coming out. i believe there is a tension that has built up in all of the major urban areas that have been shut down. ofrespondent: with the dawn another summer weekend, police and neighborhoods where people
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are often mistrustful of police are gearing up for another violent wave. beijing says u.s. officials have "lost their minds" in their attacks on china. the sharp words are in response to reports the white house is considering a travel ban against chinese communist party members. the world's two largest economies are at loggerheads on several issues including hong kong and huawei. that makes it an especially challenging time for china's president. distance,ent: from a chinese president xi jinping has been doing his best to make friends. right now, beijing needs them. they are facing growing international pressure, led by the u.s.. washington imposed sanctions on officials who they say are committing human rights offenses in tibet.
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it is a punishment for the new national security law that they say crushes freedoms. >> china's relationship with international society is facing readjustments. beijing is worried that hong kong is the most unpredictable front line in this new cold war. but what china is doing is turning hong kong into a central front by denying their freedom, rights, and democracy. correspondent: the trump administration is considering barring china's communist party members from traveling to the u.s.. it is a toughening of its stance on the south china sea, ruling beijing's claims to the territory are illegal. these tensions could lead to all-out confrontation. >> china feels it is being constantly criticized by the press, by the international bodies, by individual countries.
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everything china does is wrong, no matter what it is. at this point, they become less interested in what people say. correspondent: beijing has threatened to hit back and impose sanctions on u.s. officials and weapons company lockheed martin. it has called the administration's actions pathetic. china's foreign ministry says it will fulfill the promises made under the first phase of a trade deal with the u.s.. >> we will carry out the agreement, but in the u.s. some people are unreasonably oppressing china. correspondent: in the u.k., beijing is calling on chinese companies to reconsider investments after britain blocked huawei from its 5g network. south, millions of people have been battered by the worst flooding in decades while in the west cases of coronavirus have emerged. but there was one bright spot in
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a gloomy week for china's leaders. an apparent economic recovery from the pandemic with 3.2% growth recorded in 2020's second quarter. anchor: global supply chains for personal protective equipment are under threat due to the floods affecting large parts of china. several provinces in central and eastern parts of the country have declared red alerts as lakes swell. hubei province has seen relentless rainfall. they warned that it could lead to product delays. the leader of mexico's oil company has been taken to the hospital. he was due in court to answer to
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corruption and money laundering charges from when he was chief executive of pmx. he was a close aide to the former president. his administration was linked to a scandal in brazil, the largest kickback scandal in latin america. high-profile members have been embroiled in the scandal. bighe reason this is such a story in mexico and why there has been so much anticipation over the rival of this extradition flight is because it is linked to one of the largest corruption scandals in the history of the latin american region. as you mentioned, the former chief executive of mexico's is chargedil company with bribery, money laundering. he is accused of excepting millions of dollars in kickbacks
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and bribes from companies in mexico and abroad, including a company at the center of this international political corruption scandal. today, we did hear from the mexican president and his morning press conference, where he spoke specifically about the latoya case, about how the scandal resulted in high level government officials on at least three continents being prosecuted, including a former president going to jail. anchor: the u.s. has executed its third federal prisoner in a week after a 17 year hiatus. 52onvicted child killer, years old, was executed by lethal injection. he killed five people, including two children, in the 1990's. two other mass murderers were also executed this week. executions resumed after the u.s. department of justice said
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they should be subjected to a sentence of death. coming up, and oasis in the desert. the libyan city that is a haven, and how the growing tourism industry. plus, the defending world champions get up to speed as the season finally gets started. plus, a royal honor for one of the world's oldest and greatest charity fundraisers. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ anchor: hello again.
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while most lives are disrupted by the ongoing war, one city has found relative stability, allowing its economy to thrive. eastediterranean city of the capital of tripoli has a reputation of being the safest place in libya. correspondent: these are not the kind of images which first come to mind when people think about libya. countries advise their citizens to stay away because of fighting and insecurity. but some say the city of muss rada is not like anything else in the country and is regarded as the safest city. he rents out this villa to families looking to escape the stress of conflict. safest city in the country. many people are now moving from outside who visit from tripoli to get away from the destruction.
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this government owned resort has been closed for years. the internationally recognized government in tripoli recently leased it to private investors. after a year of renovations, it has been reopened. opening is our grand and all of our rooms are booked. we have 205 rooms, five restaurants. people came from all over the country, especially tripoli. correspondent: officials say more than 125,000 homes were destroyed in the failed attempt to capture the capital. some people who have lost their roof unde over their heads are moving, creating a boost in the housing market. 120company is building homes on the outskirts of the city. he says homebuyers are already interested. >> it is growing and we believe there is an opportunity in the
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market we can take advantage of. this project is unlike others because we have wide streets, a park, and a supermarket. correspondent: the city saw fierce fighting in the war that led to the fall of muammar gaddafi in 2011. but since then, the former stronghold has been untouched by the warring sides, enjoying relative stability and economic growth. it is a rare glimpse at the potential libya has if and when the fighting eventually ends. to get an update on the sports kno news. correspondent: thank you so much. formula one world champion lewis hamilton was unable to set a time in second practice. heavy rain frustrated hamilton. he was stuck in the garage, having impressed during the first practice session, which took place in relatively dry conditions.
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lead the mercedes pair who the championship standings heading into this third base. >> no car is perfect and no driver is perfect. what we do is try to build on that foundation we have. it is a great car, but we are still learning about it, we are still trying to understand small nuances in the changes we make to continue to build. correspondent: a defending world champion clocks the fastest time in practice ahead of the first moto gp race. not a perfect return to work. had a spin during the afternoon practice session. he is quickly back on board to pick up where he left off eight months after the last race in valencia. the circumstances in which is team won the spanish league made the achievement extra special.
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they celebrated their record-breaking 34th title win with a low-key ceremony at their training ground. they secured the title thursday with their 10th straight win since la liga resumed. happy. very the title is phenomenal, but this one has a special feeling after being locked up at home. we came back and prepared ourselves in a different way. we managed to win the spanish league. successfully, so and that is based on a lot of sacrifices. i don't know what to do now, but i am very happy. another reacted angrily to real's title win saying there must be changes in his club. we spoke to a football writer. >> his reaction is really big news because he does not often
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come out and speak to the media, especially after a defeat, but that is what he did yesterday. and when messi speaks, you listen. he wants big changes in barcelona, which shows what an impact it is to lose to real madrid, who are bitter enemies, especially given that when the league resumed, barcelona was two points ahead. it was in their hands and they threw it away. madrid sweep into the lead because they have been a machine since the comeback. the right attitude and the right mindset. barcelona's attitude has been very fragile. he says other teams have clearly wanted it more than barcelona, and have more desire and passion in the way they play. correspondent: fans may be allowed to return to watch english premier league games in october. events will start almost
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immediately in england, spectators able to go into cricket and horse racing the next few days. the government says social distancing must be observed and fans may be screened at entrances. side of it andal the passion side of it, i think we will all be happy to see people back to the stadiums. it is impossible to have the full stadium we dream with. but at least we can have some people. correspondent: france opted to end it season early due to the pandemic, but limited numbers of fans are being allowed into sporting a -- sporting events. the french cup final is friday. and the champion league is next month.
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the olympic president says he cannot rule out next year's games taking lace in front of a reduced number of fans. the games were due to start this month before being postponed due to coronavirus. at a meeting of the olympic committee, he says he is hopeful stadiums will be filled to capacity. these have to do with restrictions, quarantine, with everything. it is too early to tell. it is not what we want. see a stadiumto full of enthusiastic fans. correspondent: surfing is do to make its olympic debut next year, but this season has been officially wiped out. the world surfing league has canceled the championship due to the covid-19 pandemic. the league says they are hoping to start in november of this year. for the first time, there will be an equal number of women and
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men in events during the season. that is how sports are looking now. thank you very much. a british war veteran who raised $40 million for the uk's national health service has been knighted by the queen. walks 100r tom moore laps of his garden for his 100th birthday. he initially set out to raise $1200, but quickly won the hearts of the nation and donations came flooding in. first queen elizabeth's face-to-face meeting with a member of the public since the locked and began. thanks for watching the news hour. we are back in just a moment. see you then. ♪
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