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britain, i believe, has not been touched by empire, be an inscription on al-jazeera. american drug company, maternal seeks emergency approval for its corona virus vaccine in the u.s. and europe raising hopes of 2 possible vaccines before christmas. joe harvey one, i'm kemal santa maria. this is the world news from al-jazeera, wisconsin and arizona certified joe biden's victory. as the president elect picks a diverse economic team with a woman at the helm for the 1st time around accuse israel of killing its top nuclear scientists using remote controlled weapons and destroying the planet.
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sloan's deforestation in the brazilian amazon reaches its worst level in 12 years. however, on a 2nd, u.s. drug maker, madonna has announced it is asking regulators there and in the european union for emergency approval for its covert 1000 vaccine. madonna says its final trial results confirm it is more than 94 percent effective week behind finds out which is fueling hopes. the u.s. airways could have to approve vaccines by the end of the year. because everyone is on the reports. there are also growing concerns over the whole process. a 2nd coronavirus vaccine now awaiting approval by u.s. regulators. moderna announced its vaccine is ready and if approved for emergency use, the company will start rolling out the 1st doses of the vaccine. by late december,
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we have worked very closely and we've oppression about speed. and as we said, you know, we should have, are going to meet on those is a baby on the way you know. so as soon as we get approval order on the news, teams are going to get hold of a vaccine. we have and stuff shipping it in the country is going to vaccinate. americans with 24 hours from a pro or moderne is a small pharmaceutical company based in cambridge, massachusetts that has never successfully brought a vaccine to market. it got a big jump on its competitors because it started working aggressively on a covert vaccine back in january. the very day china released the genetic data on the corona virus. that early foresight is now paying off the company saying it hopes to produce as many as 500000000 coated back seen doses next year alone. earlier this month, new york based vaccine maker pfizer and its german partner by and tech announced its vaccine was also being submitted for approval and could roll out $50000000.00
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doses this year. with pfizer, we have the f.d.a. announced an advisory committee for december, the town. and if everything is on track, everything proves out what, what it appears to be. we could be looking at approval within days after that. madonna is basically one week behind that distribution of the vaccines could be a challenge that is fast approaching. the vaccines must be kept in cold temperatures at all times during transport and storage, or face the risk of spoiling and being ineffective. but it doesn't matter how many vaccines are available. if people decide they don't want to take them. here in the united states, one poll showed that nearly 40 percent of americans said they have no plans to take the coronavirus vaccine. and within minority communities, particularly blacks and latinos, the distrust runs even deeper. with this same poll showing that nearly half said when it comes to the back scene. no, thanks. on monday,
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new york governor andrew cuomo said more outreach needs to be done to build trust with minorities to take the vaccine. blacks died at twice the rate that whites died . brown died one and a half times the rate that whites died. they are less served by their health care facilities. we need a special outreach effort. federal government has provided no funding to do that. but global health officials say it's a problem around the world. yes, you know, around the war. as you can see about looks in general and about there at the scene is growing for out there. but because while there is growing anticipation of the vaccine, rollouts, health officials caution, it will likely be several more months before distribution is ramped up to meet global demand to truly have a chance to end the pandemic once. and for all gabriel sandow al-jazeera new york.
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as well, many americans are returning from the thanksgiving holiday in a facing new restrictions in california, for example, to santas, as opposed to stay at home order for its 10000000 residents. while the northern county of santa clara has banned contact sports for 3 weeks, a record 90000 people are now being treated in hospital for corona virus nationwide . and an average of 1400 dying every day. still in the u.s. 2 battleground states, arizona and wisconsin of non-certified, joe biden's election victories donald trump's campaign and the republican party had challenge the arizona results in court. and trouble is expected to continue appealing the outcome of the vote. kristen salumi with more now from wilmington, delaware. the certification process is typically just a formality, but since president has continued to cast doubts on the results in these states, and particularly the announcement that these 2 states,
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arizona and wisconsin have certified their winning to joe biden. it just takes on added significance. president trump won both of these states in 2016. now i know that he lost to arizona just over 10000 votes and wisconsin was 26000 votes, but again, significant since he won those states in 2016, he and his legal team continue to act as if the results are still under dispute. and we do expect more legal challenges to come in wisconsin. there's already been 2 county wide recounts that were paid for by the trial team and more legal challenges are expected there in arizona. they have 5 days to contest the results, the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, was in the state today meeting with certain republican state lawmakers looking for
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what they hope to find more evidence of fraud again. so far that hasn't showed up. and in fact, the republican governor of the state doocy was on hand for the certification announcement today, and he is on the record as saying that there's been no evidence of fraud in arizona . so this is an important step for joe biden, and the transition joe biden though, is moving ahead with his transition to the white house finally received his 1st daily intelligence briefing and as an officially unveiled his economic team, it is seen as the most diverse in history biden's pick the former federal reserve chair janet yellen to head the treasury department if confirmed by the senate. she will be the 1st woman to serve as u.s. treasury secretary, also on biden's team, while the other yama who will be the 1st black deputy treasury secretary. and it's weeks before inauguration biden's already facing his 1st major foreign policy challenge with tensions escalating between iran and israel. a senior iranian
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security officials accused israel of using remote controlled weapons to kill its top nuclear scientists. most in the factories out there was assassinated in an ambush on friday. the european union cover and the united arab emirates of all condemned the killing while teheran is vowing revenge. this report also jabari a state farewell for one of the most important figures in iran's defense ministry. mohsen factories are the who is 63 years old. was remembered at a small ceremony in the grounds of the ministry on monday. factories out this funeral was attended by some of iran's highest ranking officials, including the head of the country's atomic energy organization, the head of the revolutionary guards. and this man, the intelligence minister, who now has the job of finding out how fast was that it was killed. the scientists convoy of vehicles came under attack in office art, just east of tehran. on friday. he was taken to hospital where he died. factories
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that they had been on the u.n. security council list of sanctioned individuals. iran had never allowed him to be interviewed by the international atomic agency. his whereabouts were always kept secret, and he has survived a previous assassination attempt. president hassan rouhani was not at the funeral, but he has blamed israel for the assassination. a charge israel denies. iran's defense minister says justice will be done. mo-o. had flung generally out called we will pursue the criminals to the end. and the perpetrators of this crime will be punished. the foreign governments and international organizations who refused to condemn this act of terrorism will see the consequences of their crimes. the father of 3 was gunned down in front of his wife, and the attackers have not yet been caught. this fascination is seen as an alarming security breach inside iran. and there is debate within the country as to what the
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response should be. who iran's allies are urging restraint. it's not the 1st time iranian nuclear scientists have been targeted, but it is the 1st in the past 8 years and factories out. it wasn't just a nuclear scientist. he was also the head of research and innovation at the defense ministry, which means he played a crucial role in iran's ballistic missile program. many here believe that the death of factories that they could play a crucial role in how iran might deal with the incoming biden administration, united states in the coming weeks. while the conservative voices in the country are demanding a tough response, it is ultimately up to the country's supreme leader, ayatollah khomeini. to decide on how to proceed. and this is the 2nd time this year that the country has been mourning the death of a high ranking official, the death of major general patton salomon in january. and now i'm proud to make it very clear that the road ahead continues to be a tumultuous one. but i want you there are such
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a party out that there are sections that my compare has called the ethiopian prime minister urging him to end. the financing in the old integrated region. told ethiopia's parliament that federal forces are in full control of the regional capital. however, the left, the to great people's liberation front says, fighting is still going on. rights groups are concerned about the risks of civilians, but insists not a single civilian has been hurt. thousands of fled to neighboring sudan since this conflict began almost a month ago. that another important targets matter, not the most important, every target has been signed and approved. the house can see that every missile launched is backed by a signature of authority. 99 percent of them hit their targets, and 99 percent of them didn't have collateral. no country's army can show discounted performance. our army is discipline and victorious. but that's
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not a sin. no more going to a said you will destroy mackellar and so on. meghalaya is ours. it was built with our own resources. we are not going to destroy it, not even a single person was affected by the operation. communications with the region there remain cut off, making it difficult to verify those claims. and mark where purports from nairobi, kenya the government has said that its forces of controlled school of to grey region. ever since it took the regional capital city of may. kelly on saturday. prime minister, the army has told members of parliament that the government forces didn't kill a single civilian in their operations. the t.l.'s leaders are contradicting these claims. they say that many civilians were killed in government airstrikes, something that the government denies, and the t p l. s leaders have also said that they shot down one of those military planes that they've taken back one of the towns within the vicinity of mckelway and
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also that they're fighting on all fronts. the prime minister spoke person refuted these claims as delusional, but without journalists or humanitarian workers having much access to the region, athol and with the phone lines in the internet, cut off very difficult to verify any of these claims. but the red cross has said that in the city of macquarie, about 80 percent of the people in the hospitals have trauma injuries. they didn't say how the people got those injuries. but they did say that there's a serious shortage of medical supplies needed to treat them and also a shortage of body bags. well, the fighting in the temporary region has taken a toll on its children. many of those sheltering in neighboring sudan are unaccompanied minors. and are the most vulnerable moment. val met some, at a camp in sudan in the border with ethiopia. so there is no blackboard or chalk or notebooks. but there is
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a sparkle of hope in the eyes of these young each open refugees trying to start a new life. amid the toughest of conditions. the makeshift school at the camp is sponsored by the norwegian refugees council. one of the things we're trying to do is to give them a sense of normalcy, but a sense of stability by setting up some temporary learning spaces where they have some classes every day, something to do, but also something to learn from. in this really chaotic period of their life so far we set up 10 classes. 2 shifts a day. we hope that is about a 100 children that we can help in the 1st instance. there's probably going to be a few 1000 children already. there's an estimated 3000 children in this camp. many of them had their education disrupted when fighting broke out between the chopping federal army and that ukraine people's liberation front. a few weeks
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ago, they were forced to flee with their families, relief agencies speak of a number of unaccompanied children in need of special care. some are showing signs of trauma. others are barely coping with the sudden change in their lives. some have had it even worse, the letter sultan hasn't been able to find any trace of his wife and 2 young daughters since the 1st raids on the to grain town of ramallah by the sudanese border a few weeks ago. a little i'm a little animal. i just couldn't find them. they could be dead or alive, but there's no idea what happened to them. i was not home when the attack took place. people fled in every direction, they could, my family is gone. we're still at the camp and the us suddenly looks like an old place where some of the old it's europeans here. it's history repeating itself., because back in the 1980 s., this building served as a school for some of them asked child refugees. in the 1980 s.
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effigies came here, fleeing a famine that coincided with and resulted from years of fighting between 2 great rebels and the central government of former communist dictator, mengistu, haile mariam. the animosity that conflict had created still lingers. today, here in the camp to greens are teaching their children in english, not i'm headed, which is the main of the language of the federal republic of each opiah. a sign of the mum of the task ahead for prime minister ahmed in his effort to restore national unity or marco benefit, you can't leave the sudanese border with new york bureau. in the news ahead, france's ruling party says it's dropping a draft law. i want to lead to major protests about police accountability and look at how artificial intelligence tools used to create computer games and other news to fight disease
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are hello, the cold air will come to show that so far significantly in the next 2 or 3 days 1st of all this massive cloud up here, which means on the warm side drains going offshore and the columns tuckey and it will bring some star briefly as far south as georgia. the more concentrated lays up in the that will further dos, be honest, west virginia. northwards in that car will edge towards the east coast snow for a time. then the tocsin is colder. there are breaks of snow over the rockies, but nothing significant here. but if you follow the wind direction, trust florida, than he or not, is that cold over the warm waters generated yet again, pretty heavy rain stormy conditions out in quite possible up through texas to oklahoma in the backwash here is also more snow for the texas panhandle. that's something we need to probably watch by the middle of the week. and as that cold
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front, the one that gives you the rain and the east coast comes out through cuba towards mexico and billie's out to be significant rain, particularly on this lower end and overground that doesn't need any more potential flooding. the seasonal rains existing and concentrating over costa rica and little less over panama, in the caribbean. this time the you tend to get daily showers for the time being. they're largely absent an invitation to bear witness to all that life office. the heidi's, the learners, the trials and tribulations. we see. and every day miracles, the injustices, the defiance, the test of character, and the closeness to witness documentaries with a delicate touch. on al-jazeera.
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the top stories this hour on al-jazeera u.s. truck make them a generous, seeking approval from american and european regulators for emergency use of its coronavirus faxing cases are rising steadily as the us 139000 new infections confirmed on some of the battleground states of arizona and wisconsin. have become the latest to certify joe barton's election. victory for donald trump is expected to continue watching the results and he is prime minister told parliament the federal forces have not killed a single civilian during the 3 week long conflict in the take rate region. but
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forces dispute that claim saudi arabia has agreed to allow israeli commercial flights to cross its airspace on route to the united arab emirates, according to reuters its white house, senior adviser, jared coercion, or is reported to have broken that deal while visiting saudi arabia. he's also expected to travel to qatar in the coming days. a trip believed to be aimed at resolving the dispute between the neighboring countries. as a johns move forces into the last territory handed over by armenia under a russian broken ceasefire deal, the agreement followed 6 weeks of intense fighting over the disputed region of the going to cut about is it one of 3 areas outside the region's borders, which were handed over by armenia. as part of the truce, russian troops have been deployed for the next 5 years. to oversee the implementation. al qaeda linked fighters have fired missiles at 3 french military
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camps in northern mali. the bases in ghar and kid doll were hit within hours of each other in a rare coordinated attack on casualties reported by the un base next to the camp into da was damaged french forces killed the military leader of north africa when 3 weeks ago. another 33 people have been buried following a massacre on 2 feet ledges in northeastern nigeria. a delegation from nigeria is senate has now visited borno state where the farm workers were attacked and their rice fields on saturday. the un says at least 110 civilians were killed, and many more were injured. 43 workers were buried on sunday, but her arm is suspected of being behind the attacks. several people have been injured during a rally in support of uganda's opposition presidential candidate wine and strays clashed with police on the outskirts of the tappable camp parlor. earlier police fired tear gas at one and his supporters as they travelled to the protest. the pop
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star turned politician is hoping to unseat a longtime president your way in the survey me in the election, january to france where the government dropped to controvert. excuse me, controversial draft law. that would restrict the publishing of images of police. the bill sponsored large protests on saturday, fueled by anger over a video of police beating a black man in paris. critics of the little say could prevent such incidents from being exposed. the new version of the bill will be submitted in paris on the significance of this proposal. it's clear the government has been forced to make a concession because m.p.'s have said that they are going to rewrite the controversial clause in their planned new security law. and how this clause is controversial, because what it does is it would crack down on people's ability to publish air
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broadcast, images of police officers on duty. the government says that that would help protect the identity of police officers who often do difficult work. but opponents of this clause say that it is an erosion of press freedoms as an erosion of the right to inform of people's rights of expression. and that without images of police officers on duty, police will not be able to be accountable for their actions at a time where we're seeing several officers being accused of police brutality, especially over the past few days. now the government of course, forced to make a concession, i can say that, but on the other hand, i think it's really important to keep it in perspective. because over the last few days the government has indicated it might rewrite the article of this clause. but what does rewrite mean? no one has actually made that very clear. and i think what many people who want to listen very closely say is that the problem is most people who are against it.
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there are many politicians on all sides of the spectrum really. and protesters, tens of thousands of them who were in the streets on saturday. what they want is the government to just withdraw this article altogether. back to coronavirus news and turkey is tightening its restrictions after a record number of deaths for the 8 consecutive day. $188.00 people have died in the last 24 hours. so full lock downs will be imposed on the weekend. curfews will be imposed on weekdays. the turkish medical association says hospitals are stretched to capacity. the world health organization's director general says, mexico is in bad shape as corona, virus infections and deaths rise. ted, they're also at them on serious action to stop the spread of mexico, the 4th country to have more than 100000. people die from cove in 19,, according to the u.n., at least 7 of mexico city's public hospitals are now at full capacity. croatia now
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where the prime minister himself has tested positive the codeine team under a prank and of has already been isolating after his wife tested positive over the weekend. croatia is experiencing a surge in cases that saw a record $74.00 deaths in the last 24 hours and so the government is tightened. restrictions on people traveling into the country. and canada's government has promised to spend tens of billions of dollars to kick start the economy once the pandemics of the budget deficit is expected to reach a record 294000000000 dollars this year. as government spending skyrockets to combat the spread of the virus, canada has so far, according to around 370000 cases and built in $12000.00 deaths. and a top fashion retailer has become one of the u.k.'s biggest corporate casualties of the pandemic. the arcadia group, which owns it, dozens of fashion brands, including top shop, has now filed for bankruptcy. there's been no announcement of store closures, old layoffs, but the move puts an estimated $13000.00 jobs at risk. brazil's
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amazon rain forest is disappearing at an alarming rate with deforestation. surging to a 12 year high official government data for 2020 shows the rainforest lost 11000 square kilometers of vegetation, which is a 10 percent increase on last year. scientists say the amazon has suffered losses at an accelerated rate since in our became president and 29000. he has been encouraging the expansion of agricultural and mining activities in the rainforest. the increase is being blamed on forest fires, which are used to create a land for farming and logging yams, and of course, the world's largest rainforest. it's billions of trees, store immense amounts of carbon, which is needed to moderate global temperatures. as part of the 3rd, who is a founding director at the brazil institute at the woodrow wilson center, we're told is economic development in the amazon and conservation do not have to be
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in conflict. what works in brazil and has worked for a while is that you have to develop the region and not only the amazon, but in a way that preserves it. major assets, rich environmental assets and innovate. but this is a language that is the 42, mr. bush, a lot of he does not understand that you cannot allow unregulated exploration of this area. you know, he will have to be called this somehow that brazil must order to claim its sovereignty over the amazon over its territory. it must show to the international community, obviously,
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that it can handle it. now biologists have discovered how awesome official intelligence can help fight disease. it's a london based pulled the mind says it cannot predict how proteins fold into 3 d. shapes within a matter of days. lots of shapes, which of apparently baffled scientists of 50 years. proteins are chains of amino acids. they twist and bend into a variety of shapes. and understanding and predicting their structure can determine how they affect cells. discovery seen as a breakthrough in the fight against diseases including cancer dementia and even at 19 how can a viral jian, oncology, expert it karen therapeutics who we heard from earlier and he's optimistic about the potential uses. there are over 40000 incidents. so these are the most careful sequences of amino acids as you
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sit at the very fluffy and they were trying to bend around themselves several times before their start forming the scalpel. and that's couple of weeks for him to rigid structure, which you called with to restructure it. nice. now we know how they look like, i mean, all of it interacts with other proteins in the cell. and because we know that we can actually question of their function in this also, we can actually question how many other potential chemicals drugs can bind to them, can attach themselves to them. and once this apartment happened, what would be the consequence on the function of these proteins? this will allow us to move even faster for drug discovery against many diseases. because now we care, not all of these boots even look like. what though, there are shades even matter of days. you have to remember that there are so many
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things eases that we couldn't you couldn't win the war against them because we didn't have an insight on how the disease truthy in themselves. look like to be able to find a drug against them. finally for you, a giant robot which has come to life in spectacular fashion in the japanese port city of yokohama, that asika transformers sheets 18 made his tall life size walking representation of a character from a mountain seventy's children's cartoon called mobile suit. this is the centerpiece of a new theme park place on the show, which is still hugely popular in japan. the park opens december 19th, 2 months behind schedule past the hour. these are the headlines on al-jazeera u.s. drug macomb.


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