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clarity. you have a narrative i have a question you're hitting there where people can't get treated and even further join me richelle carey and up front is my guest from around the world take a hot seat and we debate the week's top stories in pressing issues here on out is there. the 1st shipments of covert 19 vaccines begin rolling out to cross the united states is the government just americans to avoid scopes and. this is out 0 in life and also coming up parents call for help as the nigerian government steps up efforts to find children missing. from their school. choosing life in exile the 15 year old joining the growing number of activists leaving home kong as authorities crack down. and the british spy turned authors john
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kerry novels to find the cold war espionage from the tide of 89. so the 1st year shipments of the pfizer biotech over $1000.00 vaccine are arriving at distribution centers across the country and the nation's largest immunization project it is a ray of hope in the fight against a pandemic has killed nearly 300000 americans more than anywhere else in the world but officials are worried to that that skepticism and conspiracy theories could undermine the rollout john hendren reports now from washington d.c. . the united states rolled out the most ambitious vaccination program in american history. to the applause of workers it finds there is michigan vaccine plant it is a test of an. as it ended
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a national effort to save millions of lives in the nation most ravaged by the pandemic. workers low dry ice into boxes containing the super chilled vaccine tested negative 70 degrees celsius. then in a scene not witnessed in this century that scene bearing fed-ex and u.b.s. delivery trucks are escorted by u.s. marshals the shipments are expected to reach the 1st $145.00 locations on monday and a total of $636.00 by wednesday $20000000.00 vaccinations this this month and then we think will be up to $50000000.00 total vaccinations of people by the end of january and $100000000.00 shots in arms by the end of february just with the derren and foster vaccine but amid the celebration there are warning signs to achieve the herd immunity necessary to stop the disease in the u.s. just say 75 percent of the public must be vaccinated but in a study of one health care system florida's jackson health system half of the
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health care workers said they would not be taking the vaccine another 35 percent said they would not take it in the 1st round the head of the u.s. national institutes of health says that's a major concern i would like to plead this to people who are listening to this this morning to really hit the reset button on whatever they think they knew about this vaccine that might cause them to be so skeptical please people when you look back in a year and you say to yourself did i do the right thing i hope you'll be able to say yes because i looked at the evidence across the u.s. the virus is reaching new peaks the state of mississippi reports it now has no more intensive care beds available what i fear that people do not understand however is that the resources are finite. they are finite there gets to a point where we have to say we don't have another place to put another patient
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safely we can't do it with nearly 300000 dead and new infections rising the human toll continues to mount john hendren al jazeera washington. the 1st batch of the pfizer biotech vaccine has now arrived in canada the initial 30000 doses will go to frontline health care workers in the care home stuff canada is hoping to have a quarter of a 1000000 doses by the end of the regulator is expected to also approve the minturn of vaccine within days brazil's topcoat has given the government 48 hours to announce the start date for its factory rollout suppressant jaya paulson are came under widespread criticism after plans for its vaccination program who were released on saturday with no start date provided that's despite brazil being one of the worst affected countries also has repeatedly downplayed the virus has more now from what is known as in argentina. a president who right from the beginning didn't
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take the virus seriously called it nothing worse than a little flu rarely wears masks in public and self suffered from from the virus and then recovered but he's been giving out mixed messages his health ministry has announced that it wants to vaccinate 51000000 brazilians in the next 5 months but it's not clear where those that are going to come from which vaccine they're going to use how it will be rolled out and then have how the next group of people will be vaccinated after those initial $51000000.00 health workers and the most vulnerable mostly elderly people and those with serious illnesses the newspapers health experts all the politicians have criticized president job also now are accusing him of homicidal recklessness criminal negligence in his approach to trying to have 200 or so 1000000 brazilians vaccinated they've about 7000000 brazilians have been
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infected with the virus 181000 have died the numbers keep rising i.c.u. beds close to saturation more than 90 percent occupied in cities like brazil. and so they released these mixed messages the president himself saying he's unlikely to take the vaccine has cast doubt on their effectiveness to really his supporters going along with him and continuing to mix in public trying to work trying to keep the economy afloat those who are opposed to him strongly critical accusing him of incompetence among other things. parents ignore the desperately waiting for information about their son's 2 days ultraman child going to boarding school gunmen raided the school on friday and hundreds of children are reported to be still missing some of those who escaped to be speaking about their ordeal. this summer is one of the boys rescued after gunmen stormed his school and doctored
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hundreds of children he says he was falling asleep when the attack started. up. i started hearing gunshots then when they came out there were many people already outside we were asked to go back to our hostel then they said the gunmen were already in the school we climbed the school fence but they asked us to return back we thought they were soldiers who were trying to protect us but unfortunately they were not. this summer used all his wits to try and survive. when i decided to run they brought a knife to slaughter me but i ran away quickly and i ran into the crowd but they couldn't get me then i put my clothes upside down so they could not see me from there they said they would kill whoever is trying to escape i then began to run in climbing one rock to another through a forest. 2 days after the attack more than $300.00 boys still missing their parents said desperate. to our last prayers to see that our children are back that
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is the only prayer that we are doing we are sleepless even this last night we stood up praying to god to bring our children. criminal gangs in northwest nach area have become increasingly brazen targeting civilians for ransom can't terrorism experts say armed gangs may have stormed the school to force concessions from the local government is that guy actually benefited from. let's see some forms of negotiation in the past what they can see in our government and also the exam for us to go by but it's believed that there is a conflict in terms of agreement reached between cuts not state government and disbanded so it's not like an attack in the community so like i am sure all of the guts gnostic got made into negotiating with nigeria's defense ministry says the whereabouts of the so-called bandits is known and the military is
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trying to bring the boys back home safely but there's anger that the abduction happened this tour. nigeria's government put measures to prevent school abductions after the booker harangued kidnapped 276 school girls at chibok and 2014. 6 years later more than 100 of the girls are still missing the fare for parents and cuts in the state is that their sons could suffer the same fate barbara and al-jazeera. religion southeast in the asia has come under attack leaving at least $27.00 people dead and hundreds of homes destroyed around 70 sailin so far in the village in the differ region for burning half of it down on saturday boko haram has claimed responsibility for the attack which was described by local officials as unprecedented savagery it happened the day before local and regional elections took
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place to hong kong now where a growing number of activists are facing the difficult choices authorities crackdown on dissent many choosing between prison time or leaving the city asian brown metz one such activist who's now facing an uncertain future. there was a time when hong kong was a haven for families fleeing persecution in mainland china as 2020 nears its end people are now living this city for the same reason aged just 15 a rule ranks as one of hong kong's youngest political exiles here packing her bags in the hotel room where she spent last week before flying to london on saturday she was 14 when she was detained during protests 7 months ago and although not charged remains worried about the impact of a sweeping new national security law or said i joined a social movement last year and became one of the frontline protesters on my
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protest team mate have been a rest and charge with serious crimes including rioting and asan i'm afraid that it will not take long for them to come up to me her actions of divided her family but her mother supports her decision to leave she's being helped by a group assisting others who also want to go to britain where a ruler expects to resume her studies in january i found out when the only thing i did not expect that i would end up like this when i joined the protest i know a wee bit hard to say goodbye it would be sad but rather leave to seek a bag of future and to live without fear as much about this case that's troubling auroras age the fact that she was radicalized so young and is now seeking political asylum in a country where she knows few save the members of a group who now in effect be her guardians. she leaves behind a city where pro-democracy activists are being arrested almost daily. on saturday
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the prominent businessman jimmy lai appeared in court charged under the security legislation and is now facing a lengthy jail term. activists sony chung fled in august a warrant since been issued for his arrest for me a major culture of us my family who is still in hong kong i am concerned about s.c.t. and i. are weird acts. come to the studio why is that they can try to silence them from africa and their families like aurora sunny doesn't know if he'll ever step foot here again and like her has no regrets about where their activism has led them adrian brown al-jazeera hong kong. instead here on al-jazeera we both think back it is responsible at this point in time to go the extra mile i do think as i say there is
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a deal to be done and breaks in negotiators remain optimistic on a trade deal despite missing a self-imposed deadline. the united states says it has attacked computers at the treasury department there are fears it could be much more far reaching. for. winter is the seam now in most of the u.s. and it was front after front coming down the cold weather wisconsin this is madison wisconsin has some significance though she may not find that surprising for wisconsin and you'd be right however this snow has come a long way south and you go as far as our console and tennessee maybe some in kentucky south of that fairly heavy rain through texas and that's moving eastwards but look at the temperature regime they are quite low temperatures the wind is
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still blowing enough in parts of california for a red flag warning but we had a fog warning in the northwest in parts of wyoming idaho and even washington is now replaced by a winter storm warning that snow this is coming in the tumble down through the rockies the same time as that snow is busy eastwards was right on its eastern flank you're left with the cold air behind a high temperature in new orleans a 13 in houston of 11 that's going to be a cold feel and it's going to continue i think during tuesday much quieter weather to the south of that now we still got outstanding floody weather in guatemala this should not be but it's now effectively a lake in this part of northern somalia a few more light showers to come but basically this is seasonally quiet. we're told technology can help tackle the spread of cold at 19 but our tech solutions the best solutions we're starting something that seems like it's in
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public health very quickly becomes a measuring what data is being collected where is it. ali ray looks at the limits of time and the potential of other creative ways to deal with the issues we face track it when tech tools go violent episode 3 of all hail the lockdown on al-jazeera. already. oh. well again you what she does there are among the top stories this hour and the 1st batch of the pfizer buying tech coronavirus vaccine is being dispatched across the united states vaccination of health care workers and the elderly begins on monday
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but says the next one after were purchased 300000. brazil's top court has given the government 48 hours to announce a start date for expected rolled out there was criticism of the plans were released without a stem cell is one of the worst for the country. nearly 2 days after gunmen raided a school in northwest nigeria hundreds of parents are still waiting to find out what's happened to their sons there are reports that $321.00 students are still missing but it's not clear if they've all been doctored. infiltrated computers the u.s. treasury department and possibly other government agencies the u.s. national security council says it's investigating the cyber attack it comes less than a week after a major u.s. cyber security firm farai said that foreign government hackers had stolen tools that uses to probe the defenses of its customers or richard stand on is chief research analyst for i.t.
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harvest he says the hacking attacks are far more far reaching and expected. so it appears that this is a widespread use of an attack and supply chain so 1st we had the attribution to russia and the hackers called cozy bared her a p t $29.00. and then minutes later we learned that it was yes the same people as attack as the treasury department but now we're learning that they got in through a vulnerability installed in a major piece of software infrastructure called solar winds in solar winds has tens of thousands of customers around the world 90 percent of the fortune $500.00 and many government agencies all 5 branches of the u.s. military the pentagon the state department and the office of the president so if they get a foothold in these early indicators treasury and fire could very well be that they are also already penetrating and breaching these other agencies but they should be
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concerned because we've been hearing these warnings and pundits frankly myself in that group have been criticizing the government's approach to security for a long time. but it should be no surprise right to have a gigantic bureaucracy and then larry and new branches of government like the h.s. on top of that they consent policy but they don't control the purse springs you know that goes through congress and cetera so they really can't be proactive or prescriptive about the actions that each of the agencies takes. police in the united states are shot and killed the gunman after a shootout outside a cathedral in new york city shots were fired at an outdoor kuapa formants on the grounds of the church of st john the divine on the upper west side of manhattan there are no reports yet of any other injuries or the identity or motive of the gunman. at least 14 migrants have died following a shipwreck off the coast of venezuela it happened near the port city of area the
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ship was destined for trinidad and tobago the past 5 years it's thought more than 25000 venezuelans have left the island nation to escape the economic crisis that. british an e.u. leaders have agreed to extend breaks it talks both sides don't agree on a trade deal by december 31st there will be border checks and terrorists for goods traveling between the u.k. you should help as more high drama and 11th hour brinkmanship north for the 1st time in the 4 and a half year break up between the u.k. and the e.u. are negotiation teams have been working day and night over recent days and despite the exhaustion after almost one g.o.p. goshi a chanst and despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over we both think that it is responsible at this point in time to go the extra mile did the
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fact that the 2 sides hadn't called a halt to trade negotiations as some had expected mean that progress was being made you know what was going that far. i do think as i say there is a deal to be done if our partners want to do it but we remain very far apart on these key issues and they are u.k. can't be locked into the e.u. is regulatory or bit we've obviously got to take back control fisheries full of years after people voted for it no deadlines been set for this latest extension of talks frankly there's been so many deadlines made and missed that no one would believe it anyway the only hard date now is the 1st of january by which time these 2 giant trade partners will have separated for good deal or no deal britain intent on protecting its sovereignty the e.u. looking after the interests of its single market it is
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a nail biting time particularly for businesses for whom world trade organization rules in a no deal scenario would mean tariffs and quotas raising the cost of imports and exports with implications for some sectors that may struggle to survive the amount of tax. people. have to. return the poor even more poor soul. we don't know how it's going to be you know boris johnson's government is adamant britain will flourish even without a deal no one it says should warre but plenty do don't know how al-jazeera london. well as we mentioned earlier if lead has taken the u.k. to be the country with the most coronavirus related deaths in europe and in germany strict measures are being imposed until the middle of january to reduce the cases
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so on a year ago has the details from across europe. quiet days and silent nights this is a festive season like no other here in germany traditionally at this time of the year the streets a bustling with christmas markets this year not so after more than $20000.00 cases were confirmed on sunday the chancellor angela merkel announced most stores would be closing of the christmas shopping period as well as further measures placing germany into a complete lockdown over its record number of infections the killing in the hundreds put off when we urgently need to act the decisions made today are the result of that the goal remains we need a ration of 50 cases per 100000 people per week all this will all have an impact on the holidays we know this but we're forced to take action and that's what we're doing. initially another grim milestone has been passed at least
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64000 people have now died from covered 19 of the taking the u.k. for the most deaths resulting from the virus in europe transmissions had slowed down over the summer but as the days because holder the numbers began to rise again . much hope is being pinned on to a new vaccination campaign that will see pavilion set up in squares across the country to dispense vaccines the hope but it's only will bloom again in the coming year france's stay at home policy has now been lifted but a nighttime curfew is today in place the government will only loosen the restrictions when infections fall to around 5000 a day. but it is a long way off from that they go with 11 and a half 1000 new infections announced in the past 24 hours in the u.k. joining another nail biting moment in the bronx negotiations the vaccine rollout
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has already begun as the spread of the virus continues relentlessly from 16 and a half 1000 new cases a day on wednesday to nearly 18 and a half 1000 on sunday in the capital once again one of the worst hit areas so need a agel al-jazeera that's what the news prime minister has died 4 weeks after testing positive for covert 19. yemeni passed away in a hospital in south africa where he was being treated he was 52 the country for me known as far as the land as a population of 1200000 and has recorded nearly 7000 infections. algeria's president has made his 1st public appearance since testing positive for covert $900.00 nearly 2 months ago a bill majeed to boone has been receiving treatment in germany since the end of october there's been widespread speculation about his health as not much information about his condition has been released 75 year old appeared in a video posted on twitter saying he was expected to make
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a full recovery within the next 3 weeks. opposition supporters in pakistan have defied crowbars restrictions to protest against government they want prime minister imran khan to resign accusing him of failing to deliver on his promises mishandling the pandemic like sarah brown has this report was pakistan's opposition party has described this rally in the whole as a referendum on prime minister and run cons government they say the turnout proves he has to go vowing to march on the capital islamabad to force him from office leave. the time for dialogue is over we don't have any other choice except a long march i want to log on you're coming now. coming. this is the latest in months of protests by an opposition alliance called the pakistan democratic movement is accuses khan of incompetence and failing to deliver on promises made
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ahead of the 2018 and lection by building millions of houses and creating jobs for the poor. inflation has reached its peak no one's listening to us people are helpless and they can't feed their children we know the corona virus is spreading rapidly but we don't have any other option except to protest. the crowds defied covert 9000 restrictions which ban gatherings of more than 300 people cases have been on the rise in pakistan where 2nd wave as well and away leaving some hospitals overwhelmed the government has said opposition leaders are pushing their own interests ahead of their supporters by holding rallies in the middle of a pandemic. this is a political circus they're threatening the government but it's useless they're just playing with people's lives while the corona virus is spreading rapidly. the former cricket legend turned politician can has dismissed the allegations against him as
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pathetic he said the process to aimed at blackmailing him to drop corruption cases against opposition leaders like convicted former prime minister nawaz sharif who now lives in exile his daughter was among those who addressed the crowds calling on supporters to join the march to the capital prime minister imran khan those says he will never give in was the next year brian al-jazeera. a series of coordinated protests have been taking place in belarus against president alexander lukashenko a 4 months after his controversial election victory more than 70 separate rallies took place across the capital minsk a new tactic by protesters after security forces violently crackdown on mass demonstrations more than 200 people have been detained. now john kerry the spy turned novelist behind some of the world's best selling espionage fiction has died at the age of 89 he worked for britain's intelligence service before
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turning his experience into books which helped to find his owner of cold war espionage literature sheldon silver as this report. for millions of his readers around the world john le carre's work shone a light on the world of shadows in a writing career spanning over 6 decades cari authored 25 novels and one memoir that came to define the of the espionage thriller it was art imitating life the 1st 3 novels were written while the car a whose real name was david cornwall was still working as a spy for the british intelligence his employers made him published under a pseudonym and he kept it for the remainder of his literary career titles such as the spy who came in from the cold tinker tailor soldier spy and the honorable schoolboy became called war classics. the courier. writings help reshape perceptions of that era by patrolling the treacherous antics and moral
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ambiguity of the british and the soviet spy agencies after the end of the cold war he shifted focus to the chaos of the us dominated world order tackling issues from corporate corruption and russian oligarchs to extraordinary rendition and the wars in the middle east the themes are very relevant i think. the notion that the flood the world with armies particularly the middle east we never know where they'll end up we don't know the good guys guys that was so. i think a little thin we can we can explore knowledge as the news of his passing was announced tributes poured in from other genre defining authors on twitter horror and supernatural fiction writers stephen king called le carre a liter a giant and a humanitarian spirit while the handmaid's tale author margaret atwood said le carre's novels are key to understanding the mid 20th century in his last book published just last year le carre continued to draw on the world around him he
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brought the perfidy and deception that's been central to his novels into the world of bragg's it's and donald trump but in a life such as that of john le carre how much of it was fiction and how much of it was true. this is out 0 these are the top stories the 1st batch of the files of biotech coronavirus vaccine is being dispatched across the united states $20000000.00 vaccinations this this month and then we think will be up to 50000000 total vaccinations of people by the end of january back to actually have health care workers and the elderly begins on monday but there's a nationwide death toll approaches 300000 the 1st batch of pfizer buying tech vaccine is rife in canada the initial $30000.00 doses will go to frontline health care workers and care homes.


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