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now all jews are. and. i don't give it al this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes. no one wants a government but you must work together. a call for unity in the face of global challenges a virtual un general assembly kicks off to celebrate its 75th anniversary. calling
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for sanctions against alexander the opposition leader appears before a european parliamentary panel. with the global corporate 19 death toll there is 1000000 governments are struggling to control the outbreak class. i want to get out the nia region of southern chile where a confrontation with indigenous my pooches is intensifying. the latest sports news including bryson to show. us open the american securing victory by 6 shots to claim his 1st major title. as business news are in new york where the united nations is marking its 75th anniversary event is coinciding with the annual general assembly meeting this week
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that brings wildly dist together boss for the 1st time this year it will be done virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic president donald trump has decided to skip monday's of enter entirely instead the acting u.s. deputy ambassador to the u.n. is representing the host nation. has proven to be a successful experiment. with notable exceptions its convening power brings much of the world to the table. despite some unfortunate failings the u.n. blue helmets have worked to maintain peace for decades to missions around the world . an organization such as the world food program saves lives and improves futures every day the united states has played a central role in these successes u.n. secretary general antonio guterres to open the event to an address that celebrated the accomplishments of the un but he also warned time the organization is needed now more than ever i met calamity. biodiversity
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is collapsing poverty is again rising hatred is spreading geopolitical tensions are escalating and nuclear weapons remain on hair trigger alert. the informative acknowledges of opened up new opportunities but also exposed nuisance and the carvey of 19 pandemic as laid bare the worlds for the g p s we can only address them together. and go live down to our diplomatic editor james bays who's at the united nations james what should we read into this president donald trump skipping this event instead the acting u.s. deputy ambassador to the u.n. making that address. certainly our brows have been raised here at the u.n. and people are asking was it a snub or a deliberate snub or is it just an indication of how important the u.s.
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feel the u.s. is in its priority list it's worth telling you that if president trump couldn't do the speech and all along he was billed to give the speech a prerecorded speech normally you don't get the sexual state might prompt stepping in and if he couldn't do it then perhaps you'd have the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. well they're both in washington d.c. an event taking place as we speak about to start on the whole issue of iran sanctions and snap the snapback that the u.s. says has happened of international sanctions that triggered the snapback that all the other members of the u.n. security council say hasn't happened so that an issue that very much is occupying minds here at the u.n. on this day but i think i think people will be a little confused by the fact that they put up not just a deputy and acting deputy ambassador at the u.n. ahead in the speaker's list of the president. my apologies there james we are going
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live now to listen in to to this part of the live event express my deep appreciation for the efforts made during recent months for this meeting get to come in aid in a declaration by leaders marking. a historic document reflecting the consensus of the international community to develop a new fide position to address common challenges and to achieve the lofty goals of the united nations in the field of the security development and human rights as the basic purpose of our organization or norm the one we are pleased with the one that her excellency ha ha been to him and been safe and sound you permanent representative of the state of qatar is assigned to take charge of the task of facilitating negotiations on this declaration in partnership with the permanent representative of the kingdom of sweden the philippines mr president and the founding of the united nations gave
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a great hope. bad. shake care to mean been. delivering remarks to the u.n. general assembly as part of their special commemoration event it is the 75th anniversary of the united nations and the theme there is multilateralism but we are now going to go back and listen to a little bit more of that to trace. you see on tomorrow morning when this was all going to bring your physical because of this really is a victory for you for making the film from this from your book you called it the you know this is the look will be short for you are suitable the new you have your vote. for this. ok that is qatar samir shaikh come in then how can the delivering his remarks to
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the u.n. general assembly i believe we have on standby our diplomatic editor james bays at the united nations james i want to bring you in we're talking a little bit earlier about the fact that president donald trump of the u.s. is decided to skip monday's event the acting u.s. deputy ambassador to the u.n. representing the host nation and multilateralism is the thing that's being bandied about ironically that is the belief must be a particularly challenging goal for the u.n. in the middle of a pandemic. very very difficult for the u.s. . remember go back 75 years ago to the foundation of the u.n. everyone had to return meetings in person there was no other way there was no technology now everyone is having to attend the event to take virtually only the president the general assembly and the circus general returning in person and in the whole just one representative from each country is. the u.n.
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general assembly this year worth telling you what you're hearing now what you just heard from the amir a character what you're hearing from the other world leaders their speeches on the 75th anniversary commemoration if it. we can are now i believe here a little bit more now from the emir of qatar. and i don't mean us you or i meet up in a moment data or no sale vulnerable us and yemen and dolie weiss us a nonpolitical minho it as you sit down at dodi taffy gaddafi has some. warmer yes tense moments of a few minimal modulating just that i am at a deli and what i did a lot off all the water and metal judd and at the jail was i'm a walk out to letty the title the jordan most aka want to. see him mess and attempt to sure when i left you merged and. dempsey difficulty with the
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general was do i get in my head if a 10 feet or what i just in the vomit definitely a little you i love i and then we start you know before you dole it in months i'm not meant to miss him so you do it in cobra or he had this year of no i could i don't walk a total cop out of thought but i mean there were definitely tough and one data what there c.d.o. when you should do out of all the tempi the atlanta yes you know the to matthew my door deal or the liquor that it does use it to a duty to a debate last year to. what alarmist you had to do and when you saw what if you had been out what did has a list of them and go philip out to delhi where you judge the rule as matthew and let your daughter. dylan plan on a deal where you ought to shout at you to dolly. the telephone at a size 18 and what i knew you were dodi were defeated. if you give me a measure that well mr dumbest said he was a mature dominican me but if you did i not want to offer
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a car to dolly or to hear duffy hopital a man would die dead a 10 metre mr dharma. times are more suited to the madame la times he's shocked at the mileage said. the temp and more just a tad yet and i mean i'm stuck up or tacky collide definitely they should have a show of samadhi from. ok that was the emir of qatar there reiterating carter's commitment to work with the united nations reaffirming commitments to multilateralism to preventative diplomacy this is of course being held virtually this event to to the coronavirus pandemic a challenging year for the united nations no doubt what else are we expecting to hear today james
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a diplomatic editor who is standing by for us what else are we expecting to hear today james some of the big issues facing the united nations. well i think it's worth telling you what today is and what it isn't it does get a little confusing seeing leaders one by one making speeches the prime minister of sweden speaking to us now that is that these are people talking specifically on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the united nations this big birthday for the u.n. what they had hoped at the beginning of the year would be a way to reinvigorate the whole idea of nations working together multilateralism which of course is ended up being severely tested by covert 19 what this is north of the actual speeches of the u.n. general debate the general assembly speeches you see every year they actually start on choose day so all of the leaders you're seeing speaking today are going to be speaking all the world's issues as they see them right now not on the 75th
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anniversary starting on tuesday so this in some ways is a little bit of an overt sure to the week. which will start on tuesday with the world leaders speaking so far i think the most significant thing is not really being what anyone has said but it's been who gave the 1st speech watch which was down in all of the building and all the orders given to ambassadors is being president a pretty recorded video he didn't deliver one and instead of the secretary of state delivering it all the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. the u.s. chose the deputy acting in fact deputy ambassador to the u.n. and people here are debating whether that was a deliberate snub or not ok thank you for that as our diplomatic editor james space we'll be checking back in with you throughout the day we can think now to stem doors here is the director of the project on u.n. governance and reform at the center for international studies at the university of oxford joins us now live via skype from oxford thank you for your time joining us
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here on al-jazeera i'm not sure if you heard james there talking about the u.s. the address was not given by president donald trump the host nation the 1st address i believe of the day instead it was the acting deputy ambassador to the u.n. what do you read into that. i think it's symbolically very important that shows a desire to to disengage in part with the united nations but i think one thing that's been very encouraging is that the declaration that's going to be agreed today by all a 193 u.n. member states including the united states is very strong in its wording about the importance of international collaboration. and actually it's quite a diplomatic achievement for both qatar and sweden. attorney was one of the 2 facilitators who over the last 8 months has been
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negotiating this declaration to commemorate the un's 75th anniversary and and the decree which itself has a remarkably strong language both. observing that the un's achieved a lot observing that there's a lot to be done but then setting out trolls and years where all countries commit to for example not leaving anyone behind promoting peace and preventing conflict facing women and girls at the center of action building trust and so on. so it's quite a manifesto really so moving forward in that in the words of the imam is one family facing a common destiny so i'm actually encouraged overall by by the u.s. the spike downgrading their representation they haven't derailed this base commemoration in any way ok i want do you see as the biggest challenges facing the united nations 75 years on. that's
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a great question i think how does the u.n. upgrade itself so that over the next 25 years when it's going to to reach its 100th anniversary it's still there it's still relevant to the people. not only do we have the poverty which is. creasing climate change is a clear threat biodiversity is essential eating but it's against the backdrop of both great power rivalries and of course a global pandemic which makes all those things much harder to achieve so secretary general and to me the terrorist has a very difficult chore to to upgrade to reform the united nations but against a. context where the international community really hasn't shown much of a willingness to rally round in the face sort of because it mounted bias. i want to talk a little bit about a survey that was carried out by the u.n. about the u.n.
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which found that the majority vast majority of people believe the united nations is needed to tackle global challenges but that it's also very remote from their lives which i thought was quite interesting i mean how do you change that indeed do you even need to change that. you definitely do i think the u.n. needs to get better at its strategic strategic communications so its narrative of explaining particularly to people around the world should be left behind by globalization why international cooperation matters so one of the ways to do that is through bridging the digital to dr divided and there's an idea of you know we will achieve great things as a sector general sense through harnessing new technology without access to the internet without reliable broadband it's very hard for people in in the poorest developing countries to be part of that that revolution so i think
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technology is part of that but it needs to be inclusive technology. and also the u.n. needs to. talk more in synonyms or less in acronyms there in other words. that would much of lateral ism doesn't mean anything to anybody but actually if you say the u.n. has 14 peacekeeping operations they solved a host of conflicts they were routed smallpox from the world they've saved countless lives through humanitarian action. people can actually relates to those things so it's it's that relatedness that at a time of nationalism grim populism the u.n. needs to be getting much better at communicating ok thank you for that sam dawes there director of the project on un governance and reform at the center for international studies at the university of oxford. raising a lot of big issues and the man to speak to is to fund jar is the spokesman for the u.n. secretary general antonio tell us he joins us now on skype from new york thank you
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for your time. we've been talking a lot today about how the pandemic has challenge the united nations and its goal of encouraging this word multilateralism as so many nations are turning in with what's your take look this is 1000000000 b. assessment of the secretary general and he's been very clear about it is that what we have seen in this pandemic is a failure of nations to truly come together going it alone in a pandemic is not the solution you know we've always talked in theory about problems that know no border this pandemic this is not a drill right this is real life and we're seeing what happens when there is a lack of coronation on the global stage in terms of how to deal with me and in terms of the vaccine what we're seeing fortunately countries kind of going along instead of working together with the world health organization on the u.n.
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appeal to fund fighting the pandemic in vulnerable low income countries is only a quarter funded i was reading what does that say to you. well that was a you know countries are not giving enough but also recognizing that there are many member states or face each allergists facing financial challenges and we recognize that but i know they are if they are member states who could probably give give more and it's not just this appeal that is not funded properly a host of humanitarian appeals you know from from the congo to libya to sudan are completely underfunded. the host nation the u.s. gave its address says you have heard at the event but it wasn't from president trump it was the acting deputy ambassador donald trump and the secretary of state michael pale i believe are in washington expecting to give expected to give
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a press conference shortly about the sanctions setback on iran is that a snob not hearing from president trump himself no i don't we're not we're going to take years and we got very much look forward to hearing the president at it state speak tomorrow at the opening of the opening session of the are at level 75th. ok the u.s. claim that it has triggered u.n. snapback sanctions on iran it's been a big story in recent days this is being condemned by the e 3 antonio taylor says there's uncertainty around it what do you make of these of these american moves. well you know you're quoting my boss to me so i would just quote him back to you he obviously he is you know wrote to the security council president i think that the word that he used was this uncertainty. and until that is that it's clear it is difficult for us to move in one direction or another from
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the secretary general's point of view where does the secretary general for see this going though there's uncertainty around that the u.s. is not backing down we're expecting to hear them announce more about these sanctions on iran pretty much everyone else says you can't do that so where is this going to go well i think you're uncertainty means exactly what it means and it's hard for us to predict what will happen we obviously will hear it will hear what secretary of state has to say i think he's speaking just about now. but it's hard to predict the future in a time of uncertainty so again this is about member states needing to coalesce around a position and we will wait to see what emanates from the security council ok let's talk about the survey carried out by the u.n. about the u.n. this is a question i put to one of them towards this survey found that the majority of
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people believe the united nations is needed to tackle global challenges that's obviously a good thing but people feel that it's remote from their lives how do you begin to change them. well you know i think 1st of all i would say that sam goes as one of the former colleague in one of the smartest people you can have to talk about the u.n. and communication so it was a good guest to have on you know part of it is that the u.n. has so many things to so many people and i would sit one of our challenges is that on one hand we have the world's most recognizable logo but on the other hand we have very little and sort of by design from the founders little or no management so many people and entities can speak on behalf of the u.s. i think. this is fundamentally organizations of member states and the secretary general and his staff can speak about the un and that is their responsibility but we need also member states to explain to their constituents the value of the un it
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should not be left to the un to alone to talk about the value of the un everyone needs to talk about it and i think you see the value of the u.n. in real life when you go to refugee camps when you see you go to health clinics when you see schools being supported by unesco or feeding centers done by supported by the world food program so they want to tangible things to see but there are also a lot of things that are harder to see and harder to explain but critically critically important like the all of the legal international framework on human rights that has been built over the last the last 75 years the progress that has been made on decolonized zation which is now a few years away but it was a tremendous success of the u.n. or the fight against apartheid the whole framework of international law is also critical but it's also one hard to explain to people in the streets it is does the
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secretary general believe there is a chance for progress in any sort of specific conflict. oh my my apologies we have to leave it there actually stefan staff and gigantic on line now to listen to turkey's president regift. the senate materials to $141.00 countries of the world regardless of religion language race or continent however excessive greed egle ism monopolization of power and the desire to continue colonialism using new methods is the biggest obstacle to the distribution of just. this in the global system failure to achieve stability in various parts of the world especially in syria palestine yemen and afghanistan is proof of this despite the ideals that have been set out the united nations
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system can neither prevent conflicts nor end those that have already begun we all see now that we cannot overcome today's challenges through structures designed for the needs of the previous century in order to empower again the united nations system we must 1st reform the security council a council with a structure that leaves the fate of 7000000000 people at the mercy of 5 countries is not fair and is not sustainable either a council architecture that is democratic transparent accountable effective and based on an equitable representation has become a necessity rather than a choice for humanity i believe that strengthening and revitalizing the united nations general assembly will contribute to finding solutions to our problems. the transformation of a stamboul the crossroads of continents into a united nations center who also support global peace and stability efforts the
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fact that ambassador of all combos a senior diplomat in politician assumed his duties as president of the 75th general assembly is not only a source of pride for turkey but also a chance for the international community i would like to thank you for the kind consideration you have shown to turkey and on this occasion i would like to state once more that we will continue to support and contribute to the work of the united nations system before i in my words i wish that the 75th anniversary of the united nations will bring blessings to the world and humanity and i salute everyone with respect thank you president of the. president time to live in his remarks to the u.n. on the 75th anniversary talking about how we can all to overcome today's challenges
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with the structures that was set up the last century let's bring in our diplomatic james by james. saying we need to reform the security council leaving everything in the hands of 5 countries talking there about of course the 5 permanent members of the security council has that been an issue for turkey for some time. it's been an issue for most of the countries that are speaking here and in fact you listen to these speeches and you hear this repeatedly in fact i would suggest that probably in nearly all the speeches bar 5 you're going to have people talking about reform of the u.n. security council because the system of the u.n. still has the security council as the top body as it were certainly with regard to international peace and security that the part of the u.n. that has real teeth that can essentially call a call for sanctions can it if it wants indorse military action and the 5 countries
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that are there with a veto on anything the security council does with that very important veto power and that sits on the council permanently the others rotate the 5 countries that are considered to be the victors of world war 2 and so 75 years old we have a system that seemed right at the end of a world war and certainly fitting for 945 when the u.n. had 51 members but now we've moved on 75 years the u.n. has a 193 members and most of those members think it's time for a form the problem with any reform is that you need to get those 5 members to sign on to it number one and number 2 although so many people agree on reform they don't actually agree on what the reform should be and there are so many other contenders who'd like to join the u.n. security council permanent members and of course they can all join ok i think that
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our diplomatic efforts had james united nations. still ahead on now just there. where protests in egypt demonstrators are demanding president has a hot one facing step down. in sport the los angeles lakers secure at last 2nd when in the n.b.a. playoffs are going to stay with that story. the weather's looking pretty quiet across the middle east chance of want to shower stuff around the caucasus otherwise lots of hazy sunshine winston pick up as we go through the next hour or so spilling out of iraq down the east the side of saudi arabia might see some lifted dust in the sciences heading towards the gulf states
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as we go through the next couple days here in doha temperatures at around $37.00 degrees celsius is a loss of hazy sunshine the sunshine stretches across the red sea wanted to show us a spilling out if ethiopia that western side of ethiopia pushing across also down into the gulf of guinea by showers starting to sink a little further south with even northern parts of angola seeing some showers or longer spells are fine for much of south africa on the other had to slip too bad lots of fine and a lovely sunshine big blue skies coming through here they'll be some showers some showers coming up into mozambique maybe that eastern side of zimbabwe for a time as well not a little further north what's writing really peping up you notice up towards wealth east in tanzania and eastern side of kenya over the next dow so we could see some flash flooding as a result of that rain continues to linger here as we go on through the afternoon.
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rule or the or. there are jobs there are a reminder of our top stories this hour the u.n. general assembly is celebrating its 75th anniversary in new york secretary-general antonio terris has called for global solidarity to tackle the many challenges facing the world's. dollars an opposition leader said lana to come sky says the e.u. must impose sanctions on president alexander lukashenko she spent the day meeting with top european union officials in brussels the government and bellatrix is accusing the e.u. of interfering in its domestic affairs it comes after tens of thousands of people
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marched through minsk on sunday demanding the president's role. nation. i'm also asking you to demonstrate solidarity with a people support bill or civil society and media organizations that remained under constant pressure by authorities consider a criminal investigation against those individuals involved in human rights crimes in bill rose such as rapes and tortures. i have compiled the list of people who participated in their brutal crackdown sanctions against them can be adopted under european magnitsky act. state boston joins us now live from minsk stamp people there in gauge too with these if it's in brussels that are going on.
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well not really i have to say it's a bit of a way for them dealing with the local and daily problems they have here with the continuous repression so there hasn't been any response so far on the fact that the e.u. has actually not adopted any sanctions so cyprus has voted against imposing sanctions on the lookout shanker regime for human rights abuses all the 27 members have to agree on such an adoption of sanctions and that hasn't happened cyprus has connected these sanctions with also song sanctions on turkey and that also has not materialized so this is a bit of a setback for the opposition especially for to kind of scalia who made quite a strong plea to have these sanctions imposed you sat europe should stop paying for the regime because the money is not being used for the people but it's being used for inflicting violence injuries to the people of course we saw last week
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a human rights reports coming out documenting the extent of the human rights abuses that have happened here in the foss 6 weeks but europe has been doing this kind of delicate balancing act from the start of this crisis not a linear russia too much and pushing belarus so much towards russia so they have been for it has it and to have strong measures but this patience has been running out a little bit in the last week when look and put and had a meeting and put in reiterated his support for look then now the opposition has really turned to europe for help and the fact that they kind of sky is in brussels now has angered both here the government here and also the government in moscow saying this is a. interference into domestic affairs maybe just looking at images of the kind of sky holding up pictures of what looked like injuries from protesters the protests yesterday tens of thousands of people turned out how did security forces respond to
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that. well again the same thing look at shanghai has adopted a strategy of brutal or detentions mass detentions just told to speak so yesterday on sunday at the usual sunday rally the 61442 people were detained on saturday more than 400 people have been detained on a weekly basis around 232000 people have been a day in the past 6 weeks that has led to nearly 12000 to the trench and say here in the bellows many of these people have been released but the whole opposition has been rumbled so to say many of them are in prison and the others have been forced to flee but that has not had the the effect that look russia has wanted to force protests actually have become more angry and more determined to take to the streets thank you for that update there steadfast and live for us in minsk. governments
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around the world are having to reimpose covered 900 mischa's as the number of infections rise the united kingdom is one of the country's lines need to bring back some restrictions the government's top medical adviser says if things continue on their current course virus related deaths could spiral out of control prime minister boris johnson is expected to hold an emergency response meeting on tuesday let's say there were 5000 today would be 10000 next week 20000 a week of 240000 we can all of them and you can see that by mid october if that continued you would end up with something like 50000 cases in the middle of october . $50000.00 cases but. would be expected to lead a month later so the middle of november to $200.00 plus deaths per day. and in spain parts of the capital madrid a back under lockdown the country has reported more than 100000 cases in the past 2
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weeks france has also seen record numbers of daily deaths the united states is the world's worst affected country and the death toll there is expected to pass 200000 any moment now while across africa the centers for disease control says cases have now passed 1400000 south africa has nearly half the continent's total cases where we have a table correspondents bringing you the latest from around the wilds nicolas sarkozy in dakar and darker is in miami with the u.s. numbers natasha butler has new rules going to into effect in paris but we begin with barca in london need believe the u.k.'s health secretary matt hancock has been speaking what's he had to say. because being once again addressing accusations that the british government has been sleepwalking into a 2nd search a coronavirus case is defending the government's red cord on tracking and tracing
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and reiterating that given the fact the numbers of the infection rates are rising that robust action well now it needs to be taken there was something of an alarm call this morning with the chief medical and scientific offices giving that joint briefing they didn't take any questions from the media this was all about cold hard facts and science and what they made clear was that the rate of infection is doubling every 7 days by the middle of next month they are saying that they could be as many as 50000 new infections a day in a month later that could translate as 200 deaths a day the reasons for this are complex and wide ranging but the government has been accused of not doing enough to ramp up testing we know that laboratories just simply don't have the capacity at the moment to meet expectations and also something of a failure of messaging as well people simply ignoring instructions to self isolate to quarantine when they have come into contact with people testing positive for the
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virus and all of that is having an impact on these rising numbers we've seen restrictions imposed in the northeast northwest and middlings the question is whether wider ranging restrictions will be announced on choose day nationwide whether or not we'll see tighter restrictions here in the capital we know that a crucial announcement is vital likely to be made by boris johnson when he appears in parliament on tuesday ok thank you for that would be. in the u.k. from london it's not impossible to know who is in paris and how to give us the picture across france. well and from the number of new current virus infections has been rising daily in the last 24 hours we've had more than 10000 new cases registered in the hospitals doctors are warning in some cities like now say and bordeaux that intensive care units could soon reach
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capacity if admissions continue to rise as they have done so so far now the french government have been quite adamant that they want to try and avoid a national lockdown but what they've done is given power to regional authorities to put localized targeted restrictions in place and that's all we've been seeing again today the southern city of nice the eastern city of both imposing more restrictions on their cities where the virus the virus has been spreading more rapidly than in other parts of france there are restrictions on gatherings there are restrictions on. how late bars can stay open and that kind of thing and it's all in order to try and contain the spread of the virus the french person says that even though the virus is among sas that life must go on as normally as possible but of course as these infection rates continue that does become more difficult thank you for that
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update there natasha butler live in paris let's go to the u.s. now and again is in miami and the u.s. is approaching this very sad milestone 200000 are infection rates still rising as well. well they certainly appear to be looking at all the statistics on saturday 12 states reported at least a 1000 new cases that being topped off by california and texas both reported over 3000 cases not as i speak there are cathedral bells tolling in parts of this nation to commemorate those that have died if that figure hasn't been surpassed already it will be surprised fairly soon so the big fear here is of course the change in seasons or tim is approaching that is traditionally when the flu season comes upon as and there are many medical experts that say that could simply make things worse incidentally the center for disease control and prevention issued new guidelines on monday now saying that the current virus is spread through particles in other words
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coughing and sneezing and it goes beyond that 6 feet social distancing measure that is a fairly significant development from the c.d.c. they haven't said that before and they've been talking about masks and social distancing for the past 6 months and now they're saying ed droplets can go way beyond that and way even closer than that so that is a potential game changer but of course there is no national strategy in the united states of america at the moment president trump has not enacted anything on a federal level he's left it to the states and the states approaches have all been very very different indeed florida at one time was the epicenter we're now seeing a downturn in cases in some of the other states are reporting you know pretty low infection rates but several of those are important reporting infection rates at 15 percent and that is extraordinary high in a nation that is the worst in the world when it comes to this pandemic so the big fan now is with no vaccine in sight despite president trump. part of stations that
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there will be a vaccine coming up in november that's not expected until sometime in next year there are real concerns here that this spike we're seeing now could only get worse as the colder months approach ok thank you for that. live in miami. nicholas hawke joins us now from dakar in senegal nicolas so 1400000 cases now on the continent what's the picture in senegal. well according to show while there is 1400000 people infected they suggest according to their least recent statement that maybe africa is past its peak we're seeing numbers dwindling in certain areas and countries like the. government still to to remain vigilant towards the outbreak we've seen south africa. easing restrictions numbers there going down also in senegal also in kenya
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countries where there is a strong health care system interesting to note in south africa the death rate is 8 times lower than great britain and scientists are trying to figure out why there has been such a lower case here of infection on the continent might be just a fact they say to the fact that the continent has quite a young population 60 percent of the population on the age of 24 the restrictions lockdowns were in put in place quite early on and then another suggestion is that in certain areas where there's a high concentration of population where there's been previous infections or outbreaks of other diseases that are maybe related or in family with the coronavirus well scientists suggest that maybe there is something what they call this preexisting cross immunity the big blow for the continent has been its fallout on the economy of course in certain areas of the hell countries are dealing with
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political crisis food shortages add to that the corona virus outbreak the number one economy on the continent nigeria has been badly hit by the corona virus outbreak and its major reliance on oil exports the world. world bank warning that it could see its biggest financial crisis in the last 40 years so that's a big toll on the economy here in senegal the president has asked for debt relief for the african countries that are battling this pandemic so that they could fund their hospitals to deal with the outbreak and there is no vaccine of yet but already african countries are trying to place themselves as western countries or developed countries or are believed to be hoarding potential vaccines china significantly has promised to give out thanks seen as a priority to african countries so there is already political roundings around the
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coronavirus outbreak countries here remaining vigilant to to the to the pandemic but it's really the economic fallout that has really affected the continent ok i think that nicolas live from dakar senegal. just a few minutes ago the u.s. secretary of state held a news conference to discuss plans to reimpose economic sanctions on iran and he announced a raft of new sanctions against the country just imagine what iran would do that for able to freely purchase more advanced weapons we have no intention of letting that happen the president's executive order announced today gives us a new and powerful tool to enforce the u.n. arms embargo and hold those who seek to evade u.n. sanctions accountable today will take the 1st action under this new executive order by sanctioning the euro the ministry of defense and armed forces logistics and
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iran's defense industries organization and its director. the un's nuclear watchdog says iran has complied with demands for access to sensitive sites the comments from the international atomic energy agency were made during the group's annual conference in vienna it comes a day after the u.s. declared it will reimpose its own sanctions on iran under a clause of the nuclear deal we needed to continue our so important work in terms of inspections in many countries including in cases like in the islamic republic of iran we were able to solve some important difficulties we had there we stored corporation and we continue the indispensable inspection activity in that country as in the rest of the world we whether every crisis through diplomacy and we will continue
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doing so. let's go live now to diplomatic editor james base in standing by for us james we had there from the u.s. secretary of state my pompei announcing these new sanctions on iran what does this all mean. well i think this was to be expected the u.s. had been trying to push the whole of the international community to reimpose sanctions under what was known as snap back you have to go back 5 years the iran nuclear deal and the u.s. came up the u.s. delegation then led by the secretary of state john kerry came up with this mechanism that if iran breached the nuclear deal then you could then snap back all the international sanctions passed by the security council rather than having to pass the walls for the security council again while the u.s. has triggered that snap back and they say the deadlines passed in the sanctions are back in place but all the rest of the signature is the iran nuclear deal say well that donald trump pulled out of the nuclear deal and so they didn't have the right
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to trigger a snap back and in fact it seems so general the u.n. also is taking that view and has not put any of the procedures that are needed to put these sanctions back in place the sanctions committee in a panel of experts those have not been put in place by the u.n. so as expected the u.s. is pushing ahead with its own some more of its own sanctions on iran how will the wrong respond the iranian foreign minister mahmoud job and zarif is speaking in washington to a think tank there he's also going to be speaking to the 75th anniversary event of the u.n. in the coming hours in many ways though this particular flashpoint over snapback may not be the big moment the big moment of maybe in november the u.s. presidential election because if there is a new president and he's called joe biden he will try and come back into the nuclear deal in some form and that may reduce the crisis although some experts say it'll be harder to rejoin than perhaps the biden team think on the other hand if
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you have a reelection. president donald trump then where do you go next with the u.s. relationship which is always already extremely rocky and obviously one potential is to go towards the pole of conflict and that's what many here at the u.n. would like to see avoided ok i think that james bays there live at the united nations still ahead on al-jazeera in sport the gulf a known as the mad scientist finds the winning formula at the u.s. open.
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move the all.
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time left for test our fellow cam well this man here bryson the schomburg has won gulf us open the player who says he's trying to change the way people think about the sport sports a kid victory by 6 points to claim his 1st major title for as my has the latest. this was a u.s. open where the tournaments lead had changed hands every round. but on the day that mattered the title finished up in the secure grip of bryson just. 27 year old american clinching his 1st major title. my goal and playing golf and playing this game is to try and figure it out i'm just trying to figure out this very complex multi-variable. game. dish ambo has earned the nickname the mad scientist dude is calculated approach to all parts of the sport
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he's gained weight and muscle to add distance to his driving he's also studied biomechanics to help with his putting it all combined to turn this final round into a procession. down the day had begun with 21 year old matthew wolf at the top of the leaderboard he added up a distant 2nd just in go my way but 1st u.s. open 2nd place is is something to be proud of and hold your head up high for so and i'm just excited to learn from this experience and it's stephanopoulos time that i'm going to be in this spot south africa as louis used to hasan finished 3rd on 2 over par. more rory mcilroy his plan for a final day charge never quite got going. instead dish ambos mix of power and precision saw him finish 6 shots clear i so many times i relied on on science and it worked every single time it's
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a fun journey for me i hope that inspires people to say hey look maybe there is a different way to do it and you know not everybody has to do it my way i'm not saying that i'm just saying in general that. there are different ways to do things it's a winning formula that's put dish ambo on top of the golfing world far a smile al jazeera. well into the l.a. lakers confect clinched a thrilling victory against the denver nuggets to take it soon nothing leads in the n.b.a.'s western conference finals the bron james carried the lakers in the 1st half 4 in 26 points and 11 rebounds bought it all went wrong for the l.a. team in the 2nd tower as they threw a 16 point lead anthony davis did come to the rescue basement with this buzz of beating game winning shot makers edging past the nuggets one a 5 to one i 3 it's so. stressful it was more it's a. special situation like they try to go up to august as. great
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a risk. of flight. or events it is sort of like. i try to chase down like every last one of the teammates and staff that we had out there. special moment for special player and be a part of. and on to the syria where fans made a partial return to stadiums for the new it's how young football season for most supporters couldn't attend matches because of coded 19 lock downs but the limited crowd interest on sunday were in for a treat as reigning champions event is pete sampras doria cristiana announcer got himself onto the score sheet to cap off a free meal with. more than 8000 fans were allowed in to watch r b zipes ish 1st game of the season in the german b. last season's champions league semifinalists were comfortable 31 winners over mines been described titleholders by immuno started out with an 8 nil win over shall fail
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friday. and english premier league champions beat chelsea to no no for senegalese strikers sergeant manet's scored both goals as this team recorded their 2nd straight win of the new season the jets a game away. 'd for the next 500 years one of the most difficult games you can ever play it is to become even more difficult no win for chelsea all the things settled the. job for today it was to be good enough for us but we did it and i'm happy about it now into tennis where was number 2 simona halep has won the it's highly an open she was playing carolina prisk over in the final of the number 2 seed and defending champion won the 1st set 6 love and prince cobra retired with an injury shortly afterwards the players are building up the last grand slam of the season the french open and that starts on sunday. well that's your latest round of sports
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for now but i'll be back later thank you jim. and that's it for me kimbell for the news hour but i'll be back in just a moment with more of the day's news to stay with us. the latest news as it breaks. it's a furphy you need to take notes it's tough to stand against techies looting with details coverage many refugees seem to be determined to break out i would go but savory afford to make their way.
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we are taking you live now to a one day special event to mark the 75th anniversary of the united nations we're going to miss the nod to french president i mean when called for and to facilitate social progress with greater freedom in its 75 years of existence to the united nations our shared home has remained faithful to this when addressing armed conflict with live moments when grappling with nuclear and chemical weapons with the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and the international atomic energy agency with refugees if you and your children with unicef and laborers with international labor organization and more recently at the forefront of the fight against climate change with the interim government plan on climate change the united nations has managed when we availed it of the means to rise to the hope placed in it not to mention of course of the plethora of structures
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satellite organizations that have been vital for the operations of the united nations and i would add to these institutions all of which have been awarded the nobel peace prize i would add the builders of the peace that they have forged a lead embodied and up held it from cordell hull to dukkha marshall from kofi annan to marty's hari thousands of civilian and military personnel engaged on the most difficult ground they have dedicated and put their lives on the line to the service of the united nations their commitment is an honor to us we are indebted to this sacrifice we are indebted to the 10s of thousands of individuals sacrificed so there is a need and it is incumbent upon us to face reality head on our shared home is in disarray this is a reflection of the state of the world and the foundations are crumbling the war walls are being chipped away and at times by those who built them to lose that have been viewed as unassailable of being breached war of annexation chemical weapons
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use mass detention are occurring with impunity rise that have been hard won are being trampled upon and.


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