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but does it make you feel like you feel like a murderer we have created an enormous amount of mental disaster. and investigation south africa toxic city on al-jazeera we understand the differences and similarities of cultures across the world so no matter what. the news encounter for that matter. if you continue to move this is going to take years not words to vaccinate the american people u.s. president elect joe biden criticizes the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines pledges to take a more aggressive approach. hello i'm adrian forgive this is al jazeera live from go also coming up and now back to
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the story british health officials warn but corona virus infections are rising rapidly as politicians consider new restrictions. pro and anti abortion supporters rally in argentina as the senate votes on whether to legalize the procedure. at a chinese course prefers to hand down the verdicts for a group of pro-democracy activists who tried to flee hong kong in a speedboat. us president elect joe biden has criticised the trumpet ministration for falling behind in its rollout of covert 19 vaccines he's warned that if the rollout continues at its current pace it could take years before the population is fully vaccinated. reports from washington. the president elect delivered a grim message from his base in wilmington delaware as i long feared war the effort
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to distributed administer the vaccine is not progressing this should a few weeks ago trump administration suggested 20000000 americans could be vaccinated by the end of december with only a few days left in december we've only vaccinate a few 1000000 so far in the face of vaccine the vaccination program is moving now as it if you continue to move is now it's going to take years not words to vaccinate the american people but joe biden repeated that he had a comprehensive plan he would invoke the defense production acts to mandate that the production of vaccines and personal protective equipment all the u.s. is manufacturing priorities he will form obama vaccination units that would travel to isolated areas of the country and embark on a public education program to combat vaccine denial the goal will be 100000000 shots administered in 100 days and for the american people to wear their mosques
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for the duration off the president's 1st 100 days current president meanwhile was golfing in florida but also in gauging and political debate on twitter once again urging the senate to agree to higher stimulus checks for low and middle income americans and the $600.00 already passed by congress is there jackson to the modification. objection is here and the senate majority leader blocked vote on the bill that passed the house of representatives on monday mandating $2000.00 payments instead he introduced his own bill that would mandate $2000.00 payments but also the formation of a commission to investigate allegations of fraud in the presidential election and end legal protections for social media companies democrats will not vote for such a package. the polls show overwhelming support for $2000.00 checks now it seems that republican senators including the 2 facing a tough runoff election in georgia next week that will decide control of the senate
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will be able to say they did vote for more help with no chance of the money ever reaching those in need she have a chance the al-jazeera washington talk to put out a scant sauce is an assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the johns hopkins school he explains why the u.s. has failed in containing the virus i think what's going wrong is the same thing that's been an issue for many of us in health care if you look at the last 8 months here united 'd states you know where doctors and nurses we're doing everything we can in the hospital within the clinical walls we do what we can to save these patients lives but the challenge that we believe has been faced is this kind of head or jane heterogeneous mixed bag of a knish it in the u.s. to try to contain this virus every state feels like it's on their own to try to come up with a plan there isn't a uniform plan throughout the u.s. from california to new york and a lot of that has to do with
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a lack of lack of leadership that there isn't you know from the top down someone who's saying hate every state should be doing this which follow these guidelines the virus doesn't abide by geographic boundaries it knows no boundaries that will spread it can't be one state doing this in another state doing that that's what we've been seeing for the last 8 months and if you look at the same thing now we're hearing about the vaccine consideration when you get diagnostic testing when you get p p e now infecting vaccines i mean it's a trend we're seeing all too much and it's it's really beginning to wait when your health care professionals that are there are managing these patients in the hospital. the united states has reported its 1st case of a more contagious variant of the corona virus which was originally discovered in the u.k. a man in colorado is confirmed to have the strain though he has no recent travel history that has further urgency to efforts to vaccinate americans and stamp out uncontrolled outbreaks across the country california has extended its stay at home orders and hospitals in alabama say that at
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a crisis point with many intensive care units as or above capacity the situation in europe is getting worse the u.k. reported a record 53000 infections on tuesday and certainly 12000 more than the previous record set just the day before meanwhile the e.u. is buying an extra $100000000.00 doses of the pfizer beyond tech vaccine in addition to the $200000000.00 already ordered as its rollout gathers pace rory chalons reports. across europe a public health operation is underway the size and speed of which hasn't been seen before madrid spain one of 5 airports country wide with the same arrival new consignments of the pfizer biotech vaccine from plane. to truck and off with a police escort just in case spain now has 350000 new doses. a
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german care home the country was one of 70 years states to coordinate the start of vaccinations on sunday. elderly and caregivers are the priority while supplies a short either to the schools or infant yet now the big vaccination push is on and we as an aid organization want to do our part to eventually defeat this scourge of mankind. already 3 weeks into vaccinations is the u.k. because of the new more infectious strain of the virus the situation is worsening by the day there are more covered patients in hospital now than there were cheering the 1st waves peak the head of n.h.s. england acknowledged the picture is grim many of us of course lost. family friends colleagues and at a time of year when normally we'd be celebrating i think understandably a lot of people are feeling tired i'm anxious and frustrated. and now we're back to the story of the 2nd wave of coronavirus sweeping your system medical experts are
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deeply worried about rising infections the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine is advising that new restrictions plus a huge increase in weekly vaccinations may be needed otherwise they fear 2021 could see more hospitalizations and deaths than this year. ministers are considering keeping school and college people's home after christmas holidays finished they're also looking as a new tear of lockdown measures rory chalons how does iran iran has begun human trials of its domestically produced coronavirus vaccine the 1st volunteers to be inoculated include officials from the state affiliated conglomerate behind its production health minister side now markey says their participation shows the government has confidence in the vaccine u.s. sanctions have prevented a run from purchasing jobs from abroad. israel is now vaccinated half a 1000000 people against the coronavirus 10 days after its inoculation campaign
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began it went into its the national lockdown on sunday prime minister benjamin netanyahu says that he wants israel to overcome the pandemic in february a month ahead of the latest general election irene nasa's in west jerusalem with more on the situation that. this is really going to bolster in a tiny yahoo ahead of an election that's coming up here in march on saturday he said that he's hoping that $2500000.00 israelis will be fully vaccinated within a month of this rollout now in terms of how they're doing it israel does have a pretty big health care system it is public but it is kind of it's not centralized so there are many branches of it working simultaneously at the moment the government has also enlisted the military to set up some vaccination centers and also at the same time it is a relatively small country with just about 9000000 people in terms of population
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and geographically it is also relatively small the vaccination campaign though does not include the palestinians in the occupied west bank and gaza where things have been becoming much much worse in gaza the world health organization is warning that the health care system there could really collapse if things continue along this trend of the numbers of infection the palestinian authority has made attempts at securing the vaccine but it doesn't really have the economic and logistical means to do so they have applied for a world health organization program but that would really only provide about vaccinations to about 20 percent of the palestinian population now a human rights groups are saying that it is israel's responsibility to facilitate getting the vaccine to the occupied west bank and gaza but really all that israel has said so far from the health minister who said that if they have any left over doses after they vaccinated all israelis then they may hand hand them over to the
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palestinian authority protest as of friday it outside argentina's senate as it prepares to vote on a bill to legalize abortion pro and anti abortion demonstrators have gathered the senate says debate the legislation which was backed by the lower house. earlier this month if passed the law would allow terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy the senate rejected a similar bill in 2018 al-jazeera said as a bonus been speaking to protest as a boy assad s. we're here outside of argentina ask congress and while the debate in the senate continue it seems that there is a festival underway fewer people waiting for the vote to happen this is a highly divisive issue in argentina and while in this side there is those who are pro abortion pro-choice mostly who have been campaigning with a color green that has become the color of hope they say the color of this campaign that has spread throughout latin america on the other side of the plaza there's the
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brutal movement those who are anti-abortion has there been holding a mass their people praying among other things people are waiting here for this vote to happen it's going to be a very long night for many of them people are watching the debate the ongoing debate on televisions here on the streets of little side is this is exactly important because folks francis is argentinean and he has been lobbying actively against at the possibility of this not passing the senate that the finance the president of argentina has become deeply involved in illegal i say send of abortion saying that it's a matter of public health every year before i had over half a 1000000 abortions happen in argentina many women are hospitalized because of complications with those abortions many of the women you talk to piers say that this is a matter of the quality because women with resources can have
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a safe abortion while those who don't maintain may end up with complications in a hospital the big difference now and why this law may pass is that back in 2018 president now he's a moderate with the press 1st president to send this bill. the congress failed to pass the senate well this time president got a patent on this really committed he has been lobbying colleagues and at times that getting the blame off so abortion becomes law people here say that they will remain on the streets watching this debate and they're saying that hopefully in the morning probably on wednesday morning they have something that a grateful. will get a weather update next year on al-jazeera than watching through the night the search goes on for survivors of a powerful earthquake in croatia. taking off again boeing 737 banks resumes commercial flights in the u.s. nearly 2 years of trips ground.
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the last pacific storm brought rain all the way down the coast of california and stopped in the mountains the clouds now gone inland the remains of a cult front that's what really did the work so there was a bit of flooding in southern california those snow ripped in the mountains this is san bernardino mountain so if you're allowed to go skiing then you probably could quite happily because the sun is there to replace it but the next day's tolls running across nebraska interwar its iowa and prophecy beyond that now there's a sudden limit to where that car gets to we're still feeling most europe through texas and you know when these 2 things meet you get some pretty sparky thunderstorms potentially to an attic or look at that but it's certainly possible then tucked in behind stuff comes back through new england some parts of texas to
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truss into the desert sucked southern them into the cold may well be kansas down to about one degree minus 6 by not only light snow here then just south of that would go down to rock and saw that a lot 80 degrees down to 7 but you stay in rain you don't go back to the snow and here's the picture for thursday the potentially dangerous conditions in texas was snow in the west rain in the east with thunderstorms and 4 degrees in dallas. but. a unique perspective on nigeria we have so much more we just don't know how to money this most that we have. through the eyes of a celebrated african photographer inclusion in there to rejoin us live in still being us what it is the. big 3 is on how has life changed.
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rewind ga saudi on al-jazeera. hello again this is al jazeera the main news the u.s. president elect joe biden has criticized the trumpet ministration of falling behind its rollout of covert 19 vaccines biden warned that if it doesn't pick up the pace it could take years before the american population is fully vaccinated. governments in europe are dealing with record numbers of new infections large scale public health operations are on the way to ensure the fact scenes are distributed across the continent protesters are running outside argentina's senate as
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a precursor to vote on a bill to legalize abortion if passed the law would allow terminations of up to 14 weeks pregnancy. the chinese court is expected to give its verdict in the trial of 10 hong kong pro-democracy protesters who were caught trying to flee to taiwan part of a group of 12 who were seized at sea on a speedboat in august that charged with crossing the border illegally let's go live now to hong kong al-jazeera is adrian brown is there a dream what's the latest. well the latest adrian is that 2 of those 12 activists juveniles age 16 and 17 are about to be handed over by may now please to their counterparts in hong kong that will happen according to the hong kong government at one of the border crossing points between hong kong and the neighboring city of shenzhen all of course have now pleaded
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guilty and local media is reporting that the reason why these 2 juveniles are being handed back to hong kong today is that they pleaded guilty and therefore the prosecutors decided not to pursue the case anymore now we're still waiting for news on the sentencing of the 10 others they are facing jail terms of between one and 7 years 7 years because of course 2 of them are accused of organizing this trip to taiwan on a speedboat on august the 23rd they did because according to the hong kong government they were all facing charges some quite serious charges one was arrested on suspicion of violating the new national security law also from the point of view of hong kong's government these are simply fugitives from justice not activists but this case has had a very chilling effect here in hong kong but it's a very unusual case surgery because they were only charged
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a few days ago the trial began on monday and now just a few days later we have sentencing now in my experience you know chinese justice moves very very quickly indeed but this is happened almost in record time why well it could possibly be of course this may be connected to the fact that the european union with whom china is about to sign a major trade deal has been criticizing the treatment of these activists in particular the fact they were denied the opportunity of appointing their own lawyers and the fact that international observers and local media from hong kong were not allowed to attend the trial. as adrian brown reporting live from hong kong every many thanks indeed. rescuers in central croatia are working through the night to search for survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 7 people the 6.4 magnitude quake struck near the town of pre-trained 50 kilometers
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from the capital zagreb the worst damage is centered in and around the town many people there are afraid to return to their homes for fear of aftershocks local mayor says that half of the town has been destroyed but the reports. church bells and panic voices ring out amid the destruction as people in the small town of petrea rushed to rescue people from the rubble. one house collapsed on top of this car is a man and a boy inside thankfully local residents managed to get them both out alive. but there have been deaths including a 12 year old girl these pictures filmed by al jazeera make clear the damage houses completely collapsed others partially destroyed and stonework strewn across roads. al-jazeera reporter marian very she was reporting live when there was an aftershock
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. right here on. the. people in the nearby town of see affected by the quake. everything is destroyed all clothes are inside it was a girl inside but likely she wasn't in the changing room she wanted to try some clothes i don't know what to do you know i'm all shivering i feel like everything is still shaking soldiers from a nearby barracks were quickly on site handing out blankets to elderly people evacuated from a nursing home they've also brought emergency shelters for the town's 20000 residents. emergency services are coming from zagreb police civil protection services fire brigades we have teams coming from other parts of the country with mobile. everyone. all over the world we have to help people we have to give them clothes and blankets we have to make sure they have food we must cordon i all teams
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and find a way to get into the buildings because as far as i'm concerned all these buildings are dangerous. some of the injured have been taken to hospital in the capital zagreb 50 kilometers away the epicenter of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake was near here just like a week a quake on monday and once again it could be felt in zagreb where it damaged properties as well as in neighboring serbia and bosnia. while slovenia close down its only nuclear power plant just 100 kilometers from the epicenter as a precaution. unite the anger here and even smaller market. remains that we saw today might even more significant when they come. or they become even more are in march this year zagreb was hit by a magnitude 5.3 quake that killed one person but this is a small town still reeling and still trying to make sure everyone is accounted for
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. al-jazeera. hundreds of refugees and calls they have being transported from a temporary camp destroyed by fire last week a still without proper shelter the refugees of collected their belongings from remains the camp and their croatia's border they stayed on buses overnight also in authorities say they hope to relocate them on wednesday the camp and been heavily criticized by aid groups for providing an adequate shelter they said at the file left people stranded in freezing and squalid conditions with little food. people had to be called live this didn't. have too much cord and not have life here is a good life. and not have for not want to not me. but i don't know i also scared i don't know where they're departing. russia has opened a new criminal case against opposition figure alexina felony investigators accuse him of mishandling millions of dollars in donations to his anticorruption
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foundation and other organizations about he has been recovering in germany from the poisoning in august which he blames on the kremlin he dismissed the latest accusations against him as a sign of hysterics from the russian president. boeing 737 max aircraft has made its 1st commercial flight in the u.s. after being grounded for nearly 2 years the aircraft was taken out of service worldwide following 2 crashes that killed 346 people and the gallagher reports from miami. it was the longest grounding in the u.s. aviation history but boeing's 737 max is once again flying passengers in the u.s. and there are lines flight 718 flew around a 100 people to new york's la guardia airport all aware of the aircraft's troubled past on board american airlines president robert isom who says the recertification of boeing's work calls plane should inspire confidence this is an aircraft that has been more highly scrutinized than any ever before we're very confident that this
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aircraft is the safest in the skies and we're confident to be putting it back in the air and convert it to showing it to our customers and getting people back to where they want to go the 737 max was grounded in 2019 following 2 fatal crashes in indonesia and ethiopia that killed 346 people investigators blamed an automated flight control system that pushed the aircraft's nose down boeing failed to mention the system in the aircraft manual major airlines in the us are planning to expand use of the 737 max in the coming months and boeing is hoping to restore its battered reputation as long as all the tape the measures are and leave arriving at the good idea so we're just waiting to see if the regulations are respect. it made me think no. mistake about it the more research those pilots never had a chance a sweeping congressional inquiry found that boeing made faulty technical
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assumptions and the u.s. federal aviation authority failed with grossly insufficient oversight of those that lost loved ones in the 2 crashes a calling for the aircraft to remain grounded aviation experts expect the passengers will fly the 737 max despite fears over safety assuming there are no headlines or any kind of unpleasant warning myatt's or any kind of incidents by ins diverted than humans they will simply recruit as i think it's on the basis of the 737 max is already back in the air in brazil and mexico with the european aviation authorities expected to recertify the plane for regular service in the coming weeks the aircraft continues to be a big seller for boeing who are keen to put safety concerns behind them while the flying public here remain cautious of boeing's 737 max major airlines here are placing more orders for the aircraft fuel efficiency is a big selling point 52 airlines are already struggling with
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a global pandemic while boeing is keen to put this entire tragic chapter behind them it may take some time before full confidence in the aircraft is restored and gallacher al-jazeera miami florida this week we're looking back on let's face it what's been a tumultuous year since the 1st coronavirus cases were reported in china south africa has been the worst affected country in africa it's the 1st on the continent to reach 1000000 cases are serious have a tussle reports now from port elizabeth. the and her brother my novel bury their sister a few weeks ago they said linda we were struggling to breathe but she didn't immediately go to the hospital thinking whatever she had wasn't serious when she eventually got tested for curve at 19 it was too late by then another sister was also gravely ill the youngest sister was still in the hospital you know. when they're in a doll untiring we were still praying for him to survive but then there was this
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group or guy in wild west still praying for the crown to survive and we worried that that one when she comes out her horse be done should be told and that her sister is no more numb to italy last secret died a few days after her big sister linda way so that has grown a virus infection total since the 1st case in march is now more than a 1000000 joining the festive season thousands of south africans traveled across the country visiting friends and family some attended large gatherings without wearing masks or practicing social distancing that's why health experts say they are not surprised by the rise in numbers port elizabeth is a coronavirus hot spots in the eastern cape one of the provinces where the new variant was identified in south africa doctors and nurses say the sharp increase in infections is getting strain on already struggling medical facilities in. new
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variant has also been identified in other parts of the country several hospitals and medical centers say many wards are full there is a shortage of ventilators i.c.u. beds and start certainly with the 2nd wave we've seen all health care workers also unfortunately died from the disease should have their lives a heavy while you lose people you worked with for years but you have to continue you have to continue there's not enough time for grieving. so the africa's president. has tightened kovac 1000 missed actions banning alcohol sales extending a nationwide curfew and making the wearing of mostyn public a legal requirement so far most people in south africa have tested positive a covered 19 have recovered but some doctors say i'm like in the 1st wave when the algae were most affected this time they see more young people in the thirty's and forty's getting seriously ill or even dying from the disease how to al-jazeera port
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elizabeth in a special program this week i was here all be looking at the devastation caused by covert 19 in the year since the virus and that is vaccines offer hope of protection will be asking how long it could take for the world to recover you can see that on thursday at 1800 hours g.m.t. on al-jazeera french fashion designer p.r. card has died at the age of 98 he began his career in a high fashion working briefly with christian dior before setting up his own label in 1950 card and made his mark with futuristic couture designs and his brand made him a household name. it's good to have you with us hello adrian for going to hear it oh how the headlines on al-jazeera u.s. president elect joe biden has criticized the trumpet ministration for falling
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behind in its rollout of covert 19 vaccines biden warned that if it doesn't pick up the pace it could take years before the american.


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