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taking out just the. president means and current affairs that matter to you. down to 0. the u.s. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg has died at the age of $87.00 she was a liberal icon and a champion of women's rights. as mourners gathered to remember ginsburg the senate leader says a vote will soon take place for the vacancy she's left in the supreme court. peter w. watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up protests against the president in peru but opposition politicians failed to win enough votes
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to impeach him. also ahead demonstrators are back on the streets of thailand tens of thousands are expected to turn out against the government. people across the united states and beyond and are paying tribute to the u.s. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg she died at the age of $87.00 she had pancreatic cancer her death has significant political implications too and comes just weeks before the u.s. presidential election ginsburg was a champion of women's rights and the leader of the court's liberal wing alan fischer looks at her life and her legacy. they started to gather on the steps of the supreme court in washington as news of ruth bader ginsburg's death broke it brought flowers and candles the number swelled people marking a loss they felt personally. ruth bader ginsburg was physically small but her
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presence loomed large on the court she was a blunt talking liberal who often challenge her conservative colleagues on the bench born to jewish immigrants in brooklyn new york in 1033 ginsburg was a brilliant student she was one of only one woman to enroll in harvard university law school in 1956 later transferring to columbia university where she graduated at the top of her class the skin's book told one television interviewer no law firms wanted to hire a married mother i had 3 strikes against me when i was jewish. and the 4 year old. that is the sixty's and seventy's launched the women's movement ginsburg found a place in academia then as co-founder of a women's rights project for the american civil liberties union she wrote the 1st supreme court brief on gender discrimination after 12 years as an appeals court judge in washington d.c. president bill clinton appointed ginsburg to the u.s. supreme court in 1993 ginsburg proved to be
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a consistent liberal voice on the increasingly conservative high court she supported abortion rights and gender equality she also advocated using international laws to shape u.s. laws there spoke in ginsburg for several battles with cancer her dying wish was the vacancy her passing creates will not be filled until after the election. outside the court one trump supporter with a megaphone urged the president to move quickly he was joined by the chants of others. the president has already unveiled a list of people he wants to put on the court if he wins a 2nd term but leaving a rally he only praised justice ginsburg. basically i mean. what else can you say she was an amazing moment. in time she was an amazing woman. and amazing who lived. near there. and 2016 justice antonin scalia
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a republican choice passed before the presidential election the senate refused to confirm a democrat successor named by president obama democratic candidate this time around joe biden says there must be no decision until the election has passed voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the senate to consider. this was the position of the republican senate took in 2060. or almost 10 months to go before the election that's the position the state senate must take today the republican leader in the senate mitch mcconnell says he will press ahead with nomination hearings if given a name by donald trump that is almost certainly going to happen now he might not be able to get confirmation hearings done by the election in november but could possibly push them through by the inauguration in january and if joe biden wins the election that could create
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a constitutional crisis here in the united states ginsburg strive to maintain strong liberal voices on the supreme court to balance the conservative ones now her own voice has been silenced that balance under threat alan fischer al-jazeera outside the u.s. supreme court. well as you heard in allan's report the republican senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says whoever president donald trump nominates as bader ginsburg replacement will receive a vote in the u.s. senate even with the u.s. election just 6 weeks away but that wasn't the case 4 years ago when the president was a democrat barack obama now in february 26th justice anthony scalia died he was 79 years old and on the court for 30 years but it took just one hour for mitch mcconnell to then say quote this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president now at that stage the election to replace mr obama was still 9 months away even so obama nominated merrick garland
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a moderate to fill scalia's position but the republican led senate refused to hold any hearings or votes and left his nomination to expire after trump won the election he nominated neil go such a conservative for the still vacant post he was easily confirmed by the senate trump went on to nominate and confirm another conservative supreme court judge on in july 28th teen that was brett kavanaugh he faced allegations of sexual assault prior to his confirmation josh blackman is a constitutional law professor at texas college of law a confirmation hearing will happen before november the election. for nearly 50 years she was at the center of all the major legal developments in our country and we are also saddened profoundly deeply by her loss this this is this was not what we expected to happen now if you pull through at least maybe for some a more time but this is this is really tragic and 2016 the democrats said the
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president has a right to pick his nominee and person to get here and the republicans said no no here and now republicans say hearing the democrats say no hearings so every once flipping a from side to side i mean this is politics at its worst i think there are a couple things that can happen. trump a probably make a nominee the 1st step in the process he makes nomination the 2nd step is there's a hearing before a senate committee the minute senate committee vote and there's a full vote of the entire senate trump can probably make the nomination they might build here for the election although probably tight i did it's very unlikely they have a vote before the election but you might get a vote after the election if you can be that some senators who lost their election as lame ducks as we all have in the states can vote to fill the conspiracy that is very likely to happen before january well this is all having implications for the
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u.s. election of ember the 3rd as we've said 40 something days away but voting has already begun in 4 states people up in cost in their ballots in person in minnesota virginia south dakota and wyoming voting by mail is already underway in other states too john hendren has more from minneapolis. from the shores of its 10000 lakes minnesota looks to serene to be a battleground but joe biden and donald trump are treating it like one billionaires in america don't ascribe demick you may go to 300000000000 dollars if you want as you said in the middle of a pandemic that. the left to wonder as a consequence ordinary folks who's looking out for me biden has even pledged to terminate our travel ban jihadist regions jihadist regions they've already been doing that too you have an opening the floodgates to radical islamic
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terrorists. long reliably democratic stronghold minnesota hasn't voted for a republican for president in nearly half a century but it came close in 2016 when donald trump did better than expected in rural and suburban areas his campaign says the state remains in play this time around. the 1st test of the election came on friday when voters in minnesota and 3 other states cast the 1st in person ballots of the presidential polling. biden's campaign says he will be making a couple stops a week focusing heavily on the really voting states with the polls open both candidates are campaigning in the northern mining area known as the iron range once a democratic stronghold more recently the site of a pro trump rebellion biden wants to hold on to a traditionally democratic state for trump if he can win here in minnesota he can lose in one of the other swing states he won last time and still have a path to victory. the death of george floyd in minneapolis fueled racism
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demonstrations across the country trump's call for law and order when the far left riders rampage across minneapolis and they rampage across your stayed. how about your police department let's just run for your lives at the south their fault they were told to do you have a good police to pop and you have good police but they're not allowed to do their job the campaign stops on friday showcase the 2 men's views on the pandemic biden's cautious crowd was socially distance mast and spars while trump supporters were largely masculist close and crowded trump has given up and even for tended to do is check out almost 200000 lives lost in the last 6 months polls show biden ahead here as they showed hillary clinton ahead in 2016 but trump is confidently telling voters to ignore the polls and cast their ballots for him
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this time in minnesota is well john hendren al-jazeera minneapolis minnesota. ok let's wrap up some of the top stories for you the peruvian president has survived an impeachment vote in the congress martin discover had been accused of corruption he denies interfering in an investigation into government contracts awarded to musician who was a friend of his mariana sanchez is in lima with more so the congress has indeed been rejected the impeachment but now many questions begin to rise how is it possible that only last week just one week ago the opposition congress passed a majority of them passed a motion to impeach the president and now they voted against it so what happened during this week or what exactly did they where they thinking when they decided to impeach president of the disk the question is was there
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a conspiracy to oust the president and that will soon of course be revealed many people are already talking what happens with president martin discover now it's very difficult that he will have a very difficult time governing until july of next year with this. were there's a lot of animosity in congress his image has been very affected and the image of congress as well very affected after this past week of having begun this political crisis in the middle of the worst health and economic crisis in the country in more than 100 years so a lot of questions to ask however there's already been a reaction from the justice minister who wants to put things in a positive mode and she has said that there is a victory this is been
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a victory for the people and a victory for democracy. the president of guatemala has tested positive for cope with 1964 year old. she is now urging his entire cabinet to get tested he is the 4th latin american leader to contract the coronavirus. taiwan says it scrambled jets in response to an approach made by chinese aircraft for a 2nd straight day taiwan's defense ministry says the aircraft crossed the mid line of the taiwan straits an air defense missile system has been deployed in question comes during a visit by a senior u.s. official to taiwan. still to come for you here on this program europe struggles to contain a surge in corona virus infections with record cases in the u.k. france and spain plus. i'm charlie onslow on the river in southwest england for an animal hunted to extinction 400 years ago is making a comeback a track to tourists helping to just flooding.
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hello there's some pretty good weather across central europe but not the same across the north of being some pretty ferocious storms across areas of scotland idea and then also we watching this embassy this is called a medicaid and this is the damage already that's it's has done it's literally a hearkens fall into the mediterranean and look at this on the greek island already the ways have been coming through on the winds sustained at about 120 kilometers an hour and then a physical as well look at this it's almost like storm surge of that comes in as well as the rain you see here on the front in this marina the boats have been damaged and just look how high the water is now it is not going to get any any better anytime soon or quickly anyway throughout suffered a more of the same it's a very very slow moving system which is gradually work its way south was across
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much of greece so the rain is really going to accumulate we could in some areas. much as 400 millimeters of rain not by sunday. the satellite very heavy rain across areas across and again the winds could be fairly strong but it does at least clear quite nicely behind elsewhere in europe throughout the day very unsettled cross the west a fairly vigorous still working its way across the bay of biscay that will spread rain across much of france meanwhile central regions sunny skies and 23 in berlin. but. this is a story about a small village in the society that inhabits it and 2 of its most important characters the villages by telephone and it's a mix of. discovering new filmmaking talent from around the globe the find on latin america delves into this cuban michael. it's going to the outside world people
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click on al-jazeera. 0 my name's peter w. these are your headlines the u.s. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg has died aged 87 she had pancreatic cancer hundreds have gathered outside the supreme court building to honor her life and legacy. the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says a vote will soon be held on donald trump's choice to replace ginsburg the democratic nominee joe biden is insisting should be made after november's election as. president has survived an impeachment vote in congress martin discouraged
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denies interfering in an investigation into government contracts awarded by to a musician friend of his. now hundreds of protesters a forced their way on to the campus of the university in the thai capital bangkok it's the venue for the latest anti-government demonstrations that have been taking place now since july the student movement is calling for a new election the constitution to be written and the monarchy to be reformed saturday's round he is expected to draw tens of thousands of people al-jazeera is correspondent way and he joins us live from bangkok so wayne what can we expect today. yes well this is another significant day in the political calendar it is the anniversary of yet another military coup that took place in 2006 have removed the government of former prime minister thaksin shinawatra i think because of that we're seeing a very diverse crowd here today it's not just students that come here to thomas
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university at this stage from what we've seen is thousands of people have poured through this main gate onto the campus of the university it is mainly supporters of that government that was removed in 2006 so the plan at this stage is to stage a mass rally probably the largest gathering we've seen since the most previous 2 in 2014 here on the campus. thomas at university but the organizers are saying once the grounds of one step reached their capacity then they're going to go to a piece of land a very significant piece of land just across the road behind me called sun on the wine it is used over the centuries really for many royal 'd ceremonies including cremations and it used to be a place where the public could gather any time during the day but in recent years it's been closed off it's been barricaded so the organizers are saying that their plan is to take that piece of land back for the people and it's symbolic and significant because it sits just across the road not only from this university but also the grand palace any sign the government's patience is beginning to run out.
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well i think we've seen a bit of a multi-pronged approach from the government really there's been patience on the one hand no sign that we're going to see any crackdown today yes there will be a large police presence here but no sign of any overt intervention from them at some stage the government has been saying look willing gauge with the youth of thailand will look at ways to amend the constitution but that is not enough for the protesters and in recent weeks we've seen a far more aggressive tone from the prime minister pray. that you in 2014 he said that if the protesters continue down this path they risk and golfing the country in flames and then on thursday he gave a televised address in which he played the coronavirus card saying that this large gathering risk 2nd wave of the pandemic coming to thailand and then therefore inflicting more damage on the economy which is already being crippled by the pandemic but no sign that those words are going to discourage people from turning
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up here today and people saying the time has come when to reform the monarchy is quite a dangerous opinion the to go public with. it certainly is it's unprecedented really some of the demands that we've seen these very young protest leaders giving on stages over the. past few months the list of demands to reform the monarchy to reduce the political power of the king have been unprecedented and very dangerous because criticizing or defaming the royal family in this country can lead to a very long jail sentence so far we haven't seen the state laws thrown at the protest leaders but they have been arrested in quite big numbers and charged with other things like sedition and then released on bail but you're right it is dangerous it's unprecedented as i say and they're not backing away from that the protest leaders are saying well this is mainly about amending the constitution dissolving parliament getting
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a new government in place but they also are not giving up their other demands to reform the monarchy but more conservative elements of the anti-government movement if you like have been a bit more cautious about that warning these protests leaders to back call from the threats against the monarchy otherwise that they will not encourage their own supporters to join this movement ok when many things when he reported from the beginnings of the protest in bangkok. now britain france and germany say un sanctions relief for iran will continue the u.s. wants measures to be reimposed as of sunday last month that triggered a 30 day process of the u.n. security council pressing for a return of sanctions but the action is not legal because the u.s. quit the iran nuclear deal in 2018. police on the greek island of lesbo also continuing to move people into a new refugee camp however sanitation facilities there are already reported to be breaking point breaking around $6000.00 people have been relocated so far and the
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previous camp on the island staff has more from last boss. it's a crush of broken hopes this suffocating heat not making their wait any easier on the 2nd day of a greek police operation to move refugees into the new camp on the island of lesbos we saw them rounding up hundreds of people in various areas making them wait before joining the long queues and. the situation is bad we are unfortunately affected by problems created by others for example the afghans they do awful things who were put in the same basket there's no justice now the police came to our tents and kick us out what can we do as the day went on this road once packed with refugees and migrants almost empty. some try to argue that there is no point. the last few finally making their way to the new camp they prefer to sleep on the streets rather than move into the new facility aid agencies are concerned if
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there's problems with the conditions. especially today where the camp is not ready for the people of the 10012002 be taken to it what is it for are we talking about 2nd morea with the people piling up the terrible conditions or talking about a reception camp for transit of the population on their way to other places but we're extremely worried that in fact it's just a containment policy that's going to be maintained that is just come to keep people there for months on that or even years and in conditions that are going to be. usually this would be an ideal location nestled on the shores of a greek island but these tents are a symbol of broken policies of delayed bureaucracy as well as broken spirits and lives on hold most people have now been moved off the streets where they were sleeping to this new camp many of them reluctantly many have told us they don't want to be here fearing that this camp could be worse than moria because it simply
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isn't ready the next few days will tell how this camp deals with the influx of thousands of people stephanie decker bus island greece well staying in europe in coronavirus cases across europe is forcing governments to reimpose restrictions spain is limiting movement in and around the capital madrid the u.k. and france are also considering stronger action after a sharp rise in infections there is not in bob. early on in the pandemic spain was hit just about as hard as anywhere in europe now in the capital madrid the health system is under a new pressure with covered 19 cases rising one in 5 hospital beds in the region is now taken up by someone with corona virus. we're set you're a good with people who need health care and patients that need care we're doing the best we can but we need more health workers we need more resources. spain's one of many european nations now bringing in localized lockdowns worried about
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a 2nd wave of covered over winter months for this bus driver bringing his son in for a test it's the right approach and i understand that we need to save the economy and move forward the health is the most important thing without health we don't have money in the czech republic there were more than 3000 new cases on thursday adjusted for population only spain and france within the european union have seen a bigger jump in the last 2 weeks now bars are having their opening hours reduced and in prague people will have to wear a face covering it outdoor events with more than 100 attending in the u.k. covered cases have doubled in a week and health officials are worried about rises in infections and hospital admissions among all ages next week people in more regions will be told not to mix with other households just like nearly 2000000 in the north east of england have i think it's a fast because and one hand she's got people going honey do this if the papers here can go into james it's a paper that we're going to restaurants in pope's up to 10 o'clock at night but you
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can't have your own family tree house i mean i don't understand this where's the sense in it was the logic of the other night if we had a car like actually all people that have been checked more nor. we wouldn't be in this position now we've been there they don't know along the u.k. government's considering warnings from its scientific advisors that restrictions may have to be imposed across england next month to drive down transmission we are now seeing. the wave coming in we soon see it in france and spain of course across europe it's been absolutely i'm afraid inevitable you would see it in this country in scotland the 1st ministers calling this the most decisive moment since march we may know. at 10 airlie or stage or a similar path to that that has been taken in recent weeks by france so our task is to make sure if we can interrupt that and we don't end up we're the hour now
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here in london the mayor city can is warning that the city is about 2 weeks behind those regions of england already under local lockdown he's also hit out at problems experienced by londoners needing a covered test citing government incompetence across europe governments are having to act fast winters approaching and with it predictable pressures on public health facilities but persuading the public to abide by new curbs on their freedom could prove a tough challenge the dean barber al-jazeera london and animal hunted to extinction in england 400 years ago is slowly making a comeback while beavers have established themselves in devon and they are thriving the animals are crucial in creating hospitals habitats rather that allow hundreds of other species to flourish and as charlie angela discovered not only are they attracting tourists they're also improving water quality and reducing the risk of flooding. a family of beavers frolicking on the river otter hunted to
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extinction in the 17th century for their fur and meat eurasian beavers were discovered here 12 years ago no one knows where they came from the when the government threatened to remove them fearing they could carry disease there was local outcry the beavers were allowed to stay for 5 years as long as they were closely study scientists said the benefits they bring obvious there's a whole long list but 4 main ones are flood reduction so when the build dams they reduce flooding downstream water quality improvements those same dams capture pollutants receive carbon capture within the dams in the vegetation that grows in the sediments behind them and then we see an explosion in the wall of life so much more wetland wildlife than losing it and after the beaver sort of for a columnist. 15 families now live here and the government has sanctioned their reintroduction across the country it's a groundbreaking decision returning a once extinct native species to england but not without problems beavers are
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brilliant architects cutting down trees to build dams which create deep pools of water to hide in and store their plant food you can see here free food is created it's funny i believe it and it's a welcome change for this land 1st on land then is a concern that some of the downs could flood their fields conservationists are urging the government to provide funds so that everyone can embrace their return. flooding and managing it is already costing the u.k. $2800000000.00 a year ecologist sikkim to point out that the work the beavers do has real value far outweighing the costs of mine to floods to farmland these beaver dams store water they can slow the flow of water through catchments which can alleviate flooding and create more for resilient landscapes the beavers slow water down as it moves through their territory and that has the impact. sediment dropping out of the water and that can trap environmental pollution such as phosphate and not traits so
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a release of species to reintroduce in england back on the rivers their numbers grow so his interest in them attracting tourists and basting the local economy. this female has for spring will each go out to find their own with their lodges and dams on spreading the benefits across the country charlie and out to their southwest england. this is al jazeera these are your top stories the u.s. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg has died at the age of 87 she had pancreatic cancer hundreds have gathered outside the supreme court building to honor her life and legacy tributes have been coming in from across the political divide the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says a vote will soon be held on trump's choice to replace democrat nominee joe biden is insisting the pick should be made after november's election ellen fisher is outside
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the supreme court with her passing that of course challenges the democratic minority and they could become an even bigger minority it could be a $63.00 split on the one person supreme court here in the u.s. they started to gather just after news of her death broke you can see that there are no hundreds of people here on the steps of the supreme court where the very small ruth bader ginsburg loom very large over proceedings here in fact the road in front of the supreme court has no being closed the flags flying at half staff people have been lighting candles and quietly talking peru's president has survived an impeachment vote in congress martin the scar had been accused of corruption he denies interfering in an investigation into government contracts awarded to a musician who was a friend of his. taiwan says it scrambled jets in response to an approach made by chinese aircraft for the 2nd straight day taiwan's defense ministry says the jets
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cross the midline of the taiwan strait and air defense missile system has been deployed incursion comes during a visit by a senior u.s. official to taiwan hundreds of protesters in the thai capital bangkok to force their way onto a university campus for the latest anti-government demonstrations for months now student led protests have demanded new elections to be held the constitution to be rewritten and the monarchy to be reformed. searching coronavirus cases in europe is forcing governments to reimpose restrictions spain is limiting movement in and around the capital you came from schools are considering stronger action after a sharp rise in factions. check out our website the address al jazeera dot com you can tweet me i'll tweet you back i'm at peta dopy one more news in 30 minutes up next inside story about. parts of the launch team in 2006 protesters have called for a 1000000. in the time i've covered wars revolutions elections and military poor's
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. from the favelas of caracas to the battlefields around mosul i would drop this to get to the truth and empower people through knowledge. is india launching a crackdown of government critics police prosecute opposition activists and muslims in connection with rights triggered by the controversial citizenship law well the detained received justice this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm imran khan it was some of the worst violence for years in india riots in new delhi triggered by the newly introduced citizenship law in february killed at least 53 people the legislation far strikes national.


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