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anchor: what is making headlines this hour. the united nations general assembly like none other. turned the annual gathering into a giant video conference. donald trump, vladimir putin, and xi j jinping all to make speeches in the hours ahead. in a 2015 terrorist attack on a jewish attack or in court today. -- are in court today.
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hugeace is on to rescue a pod of whales off the coast of tasmania and southern australia. almost 300 of them have been trapped on a sand bar. at least 90 have alreaeady died. we begin in new york, where the u.n.'s first virtual meeting of world leleaders is about to begn with prerecorded speeches from some of the world's momost powerful men. the general assembly has turned into a massive video conference. this those to speak tuesday are u.s. p president donanald trump, brbrazilian president t jair bolsonaro, whoe countrieies have reported the highest and second-highest covid-19 death toll
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rerespectively. beeso speaking later will china's presesident xi jinping d russiaian president vladimimir puputin. xenophobicse of strongmen around the world, climate change, and a new cold war, facing many challenges. joining us is our national affairs -- international affairs editor. he will be with us to cover this summit. some of the world's major powers are due to speak. israel, the u.s., turkey, china, russia. in short, what are they expected to say? this is a u.n. general is simply like no other. it is the 75th in never story of the united nations, so it should be a very special gathering this time around. if you go to the u.n. headquarters on 1st avenue in new york, it is virtually empty because everyone is sending
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prerecorded messages which will then be broadcast over the internet. no world leaders are going to turn up. to takerump may turn up part in this meeting, but now he has gone with a recorded message. appear ine going to an order which has been taken out of a hat if you like. order,s no formal apart from brazil, which traditionally kicks off the speeches, followed by the united states. after that, it is the luck of the draw. you areeginning, is saying, many of the larger nations will be speaking to kickoff. brazil, the united states, turkey, china, the russian federation, and france in the first batch of messages. if you want to watch it and see what is really going on in the united nations, you should be
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watching in the beginning, and about an hour's time. of brazil willro be d defending the criticismsm t deforestation of the amazon and also his treatment of the coronavirus outbreak in his -- and his denial about the seriousness, even though he has had the virus himself. states, donalded trump, well, i do not see any sign he is going to not go for attacking china and its handling of the coronavirus, which will be, i think, the overall subject of discussion this time around. apple certainly upset the car as far as the united nations is concerned. that is why it is empty today. it will be the number one subjective world leaders. he will be criticizing china over trade deals, blaming it for the spread of the coronavirus. hisink also talking about
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decision to rereimpose sanctions on iraran. i think to a domestic audience in thehe united states, becausee are very c close now to the elections in november. hard torump trying increase his popularity ratings, which are trailing behind joe biden's. so a very nationalistic approach that i think we can see probably from donald trump. the question is, ll he name joe biden in his speech or not? anchor: of course, the other important factor, they are all sending in these video messages, but there is an important element to this event now because of the fact that there is nobody there. >> that is true. if you look at the way it is laid out, normally each delegation has the right to have six people in the room. this time, it is only one person in the room. those five others are absent. why is that important? in the past, when these
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general assemblies were held, the whole building was bustling with diplomats talking behind the scenes, trying to work out deals also behind-the-scenes. they are not there this time around. so we have speeches of different world leaders, but there is no behind-the-scenes diplomacy, and no i to i either. either.o eye cheinis a chien as they say in french. --y could be a dry exercise it could be a dry exercise because no one will have to answer for anything. anchor: thank you. staying with us throughout the course of the avenue as we wait. -- of the afternoon as we wait for the leaders to speak. donald trurump to announce a nominee to the supreme court
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after the death of ruth bader ginsburg. people have been paying their respects to the liberal judge outside of the supreme court in washington. ginsburg died on friday of cancer after 27 7 years on the court. it is launching a massive a fight in the senate, while trump says his pic will definitely be will definitely be a woman. rally on n monday, the u.s. president showed his hand, announcing his criteria to fill the current supreme court justice vacancy. >> the only thing i will say for the women, it will be a woman. [applause] >> while trump said there was a group of five women to consider, two feature prominently on his short list -- judge amy coney barrrrett and barbrbara lee goa. barretett is a judge on the seventh circuit court of appeals based in chicago.
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she has demonstrated her conservative bona fides on upholding second amendment gun rights, being forceful on immigration, and holding strong antiabortion ideals. supporters have pointed out to the white house that barrett may help the president secure votes for his reelection in great lakes states, wherere he e curry trails democratic candidate joe biden. other front runner, judge and -- lagoa, is a human is a cuban-american from florida. the ties to the state could bring some leverage, but trump has expressed second to schism -- expressed skepticism about her conservatism. his thirdnce to name justice since entering the white ofse, trump is on the cuspp installing a firmly conservative
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majority for years to come, but there are risks for the president. rereplacing liberal icon judge ruth bader ginsburg before the election has stirred up the democrats. some senate republicans refused to support the vote at all. anchor: u.k. prime minister boris johnson has announced restrictions on social interactions as the government tries to slow the spread of covid-19 before it spirals out of control. parks and restaurants -- pubs and restaurants a class -- across england will be order to close. that is reversing a government drive to get people back to offices and other places of employment. the use of mandatory face masks will be extended to another area. this comes a as the uk's top scientific advisors said infections were doubling every seven days and could r rise to close to 50,000 a day by mid-october if nothing is done to stem the tide. >> we are once again asking office workers who can work from home to do so from thursday.
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pubs, bars, and restaurants must operate a table service only, mr. speaker, except for takeaways. they must close at 10:00 p.m. affectrry that this will businesses just getting back on their feet, but we must stop the virus from being transmitted in bars and restaurants. anchor: in france, the trial continues of those accused of participating in a terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in paris. hostages trapped in the shop during thehe siege are taking te stand, including a former cashier. is's go to catherine, who covering the trial. there has been moving testimony from witnesses, including the cashier.
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gigive us a sense ofof what they have been saying. it was absolutely chilling and heart wrenching testimony in court. this trial, we have been hearing in detail just how that deadly siege inside the kosher inermarket passed off 2015. we just heard a first-hand account from a young woman who was a cashier in the store at the time and saw it from beginning to end. at one point, she was hiding under her till and heard gunshots ringing out all around her and heard the steps of the killer comoming towards her. he looked her in the eye anand said, aren't you dead yet? and fired again, she said it aiming to kill her. for more than four hours, she instructions,his hoping to keep herself and fellow hostages alive. as she closed the shutters in
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front of the store, she e told e -- she described the inside of the store is being -- as being like a war zone, with an arsenal of weapons like she had never seen before, kalashnikovs, pistols, dynamite, and had to step over the bodies of the men he killed until police stormed the building and rescued them. she suffers from survivor's guilt. she said for four hours and four minutes, she did not sustain as much as a scratch, where others were killed. as described the gunman being very cold, very calm, and saying those in the store were targeted for behaving the most french and jewish. anchor: i imagine it was very tough for the families and those
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hearing what they had to say in the courtroom, kathryn. >> absolutely. it was an extremely touough morning listening to them giving evidence. there were tears throughout the court rooms, the auditoriums were people were gathered to listen to their accounts. we heard from family members of some of those victims of the four men who were killed inside the store. cohen's father said his life and his family's life also ended on the day when his 20-year-old son, who was an employee, had been shot dead. an spokew of philip br out in court. five years on, she is still too afraid too take her children toa park or to a birthday party or a
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gathering. she says now people know what it is like to live under lockdown. she had been living under lockdown for nearly six years. she broke down, giving evidence at the court, and said she could never forget. anchor: thank you. an industrial fire which killed more than 260 fact you -- factory workers in 2012 in karachi was a case of arson and not an accident. a court ruling has sentenced two t men to death -- twtwo men to death who are currently part of the ruling government coalition. foundtiterrorism court the building was lit for nonpayment of extortion money by the garment factory owners. and our race is on to rescue a
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of pilot whales off the coast of tasmania and northern australia. almost 300 have found themselves trapped on sandbars. many of them are believed to have died already, but rescuers and marine biologists are doing all they can to save the onones theyey are able to rescue. maxine has more. >> it is an extraordinary and disturbing site. 270 p pot whales,s, a type of oc janik -- oceanic dolphin, trapped off the coast of tasmanian. parks and wildlife service manager explaining that trial and error is the only wayy forward. a process of much trying to work out the best method, so we will be t trying this morning, and if we are memt with success, we will l keep dog that. if not, we w will adapt it and o
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better things. >> no one knows exactly what drew the animals so close to the shore. it is thought that at least one third of the pod has alreaeady died. the priority now is to focus on those most likely to survive. >> the triage is goi t to be key. you have animals spread over a large area in a challenging location. we are going to basicallyy take the animals with the best chance to start with and the ones w we are able to deal with. here are not uncommon, but the scale of this one is. tasmania's last recorded mass stranding in 2009 involved some 200 whales. officials say the rescue operation could take a number of days. anchor: time now for culture. thely considered to be center of european art and architecture, venice. after six months of the pandemic
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and lockdown that crushed the tourism industry there, how much has the city changed? we sent our culture editor eve jackson to find out. >> venice's hotels host more than 10 million guests a year. that number is thought to be day, allat on a concentrated into a small area. tourism accounts for 3 billion euros aa year. in march, tourism came to a halt. what has it been like in venice over the past month? >> the city was extraordinarily beautiful and good weather around. then to see all the places of culture shut down. schools, theaters, cinemas, museums, churches, all the places with art -- gone.
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say, very saduld and very scary. italian] ♪in >> this is a cultural p place in venice that has been struggling because of covid, but also before covid becauause of the hh tides in november. tell us about this plalace. >> we are in the courtyard of a museum. after several years, he reopened in 2008. -- it reopened in 2008. it is a wonderful museum. like what you may think a clergyman would do, this is like a home where he placed a wonderful archaeological collection. ♪
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have thisnot to relationship with people inside the museum. has the words, pillar of his life. wewe lost a lot t visitorsbubuti can say we are starting to find again our public. having beauty in our lives is a way to rereach our souls and be light again. ♪ >> what you can see is s a you of an that rereminds peculiar time in the history of werere how the venetiansns replicating the e principles o f the ancienent romans.
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you will never find anything like that in venice. represents sort of a gameisese with hidden -- a you could play with hidden images of f violence. so here we are. we finally see what the owner of this place looked like. grimani. ♪ now we are entering the most impressive room in the whole museum. ans is the place where exhibition in 2019, thanks to the help of venetian heritage, was possible. to prod back a lot of the pieces that belonged to the collection -- it brought back a lot o othe pieces that belolong to the patriarch of the collection. other,e talking to each
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a dialogue all around. >> what is your favorite? >> aphrodite. found,e piece was there was no head, no arm, and no cupid makakes to her. century, theth attic clclose to thehe art of te ancients. -- they added clothes to o the t of the ancients. they reinvented the head. and wonderful hands and arms. i like this piece because of her hair. [laughter] looking like a beehive, don't you think? anchor: you can catch the full show about venice in the time of covid online at france 24. back after a short break.
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do stay with us here on france 24. ♪
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