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stereotypes in that isolated society. al-jazeera wild fun is 5 palestinians making a difference. the new women of gaza on al-jazeera ringback. if you continue to move it is now it's going to take years not months to vaccinate the american people the u.s. president elect joe biden criticizes the slow roll last of coronavirus vaccines and pledges to take a more aggressive approach. hello i'm adrian finnegan this is al jazeera live and also coming up. tonight back to the story british health officials warn that corona virus infections are rising rapidly as politicians consider new restrictions. the chinese courts hands down jail
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sentences to a group of pro-democracy activists who tried to flee hong kong at a speedboat. pro and anti abortion supporters rally in argentina as the senate votes on whether the legalize the procedure. u.s. president elect joe biden has criticized 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 now is there a shahab returns he reports from washington the president elect's delivered a grim message from his base in wilmington delaware as i long feared war the effort to distributed the minister the vaccine is not progressing as it should a few weeks ago trump administration suggests that 20000000 americans could be
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vaccinated by did 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 down 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 for mobile 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 $100000000.00 shots administered in 100 days and for the american people to wear their mosques for the duration off the president's 1st $100.00 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
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income americans than 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 dollars 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 will be able to say they did vote for more help with no chance of the money ever reaching those in need she ever attends the al-jazeera washington. u.s. vice president elects carla harris has received her 1st submit donors coronavirus
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vaccine live on television event was part of the incoming biden administration's efforts to boost confidence in vaccines president elect biden was an alkie rated last week earlier this month a poll by the associated press found 25 percent of american adults weren't sure if they'd get vaccinated the u.s. 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 was confirmed to have the strain though he has no recent travel history it's further urgency to efforts to vaccinate americans and the sample uncontrolled outbreaks across the country. many hospitals in the u.s. are struggling with a high number of infections hospitals in alabama say they're at crisis point with many intensive care units after or above capacity while california has extended stay at home orders in parts of the state as it battles record numbers of new
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infections dr jessica osterman is an emergency medicine physician in los angeles california she says she fears the worst is yet to come. we are really just being slammed with patients at this point pretty much every hospital in los angeles is actually closed to ambulance traffic at this point. and we have converted some of our e.r. space into inpatient wards and we're moving our e.r. patients out the tents outside in the parking lot we actually have hospitals in l.a. that are treating patients in their gift shops in their lobby so everyone is really hurting with kind of the onslaught of patients that we're seeing at the beginning of the pandemic we saw a lot of elderly patients from their thing homes and now the bulk of the patients that we're seeing are actually probably 40 to 60 year olds and sometimes even younger that are very sick so it's definitely taking a mental health call to see these patients go through kind of the terrible pieces of this illness and sometimes expire here in the e.r. we've seen the worst quite yet even looking at our numbers before thanksgiving
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we've pretty much quadrupled in the number of patients that are in patient right now from the thanksgiving holiday and so we can really only anticipate that it's going to get even worse after the christmas holiday and millions of americans kind of traveling all over so i think the worst that will see is going to be in late january and potentially in the february. health officials in the u.k. a warning of rising infections across the country the u.k. reported a record 53000 infections on tuesday and stately 12000 more than the previous record set just a day before meanwhile the e.u. is buying an extra 100000000 doses of the fires a b o n tech thanks seen in addition to the 200000000 already ordered as its rollouts gathers pace chalons reports. across europe a public health operation is under way the size and speed of which hasn't been seen before madrid spain one of 5 airports country wide with the same arrival new
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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 german care home the country was one of 7 states to coordinate the start of vaccinations on sunday. elderly and cag of his are the priority while supplies a short idea to 1st cause infant yet now the big vaccination pushes 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 hearing the 1st wave speak the head of n.h.s. england acknowledged the picture is grim and many of us of course lost. family
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friends colleagues and at a time of year when normally we'd be celebrating i think understandably a lot of people offer us tired i'm anxious and frustrated. and now we're back to the story of the 2nd wave of corona virus sweeping your this country medical experts are 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 in 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 era. 10 hong kong pro-democracy activists have been jailed for between 7 months and 3 years by chinese course another 2 teenage activists have been sent back to authorities in
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hong kong part of a group of 12 who were caught trying to flee to taiwan from hong kong on a speedboat in august let's go live to hong kong which is there as adrian brown is there for us adrian in the last hour police have held a press conference where they say. well as you can imagine there's little sympathy from hong kong police about this group of activists who they simply regard is as fugitives people who are wanted of a hong kong for serious issues offenses they say were committed during the protests last year the police held a news conference as you say within minutes of those 2 juveniles arriving back in hong kong and they wanted to remind the public that the 10 still facing a rest for serious charges connected with the protests last year including arson including a legal assembly including attacking police so they wanted to you know remind people that these aren't you know in their eyes innocent people these were people
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who absconded illegally to taiwan and must now pay the price here in hong kong i think from you know china's perspective though wager in the government will see this as a very lenient sentence because when they were arrested intercepted by the chinese coast guard what back in august they were initially referred to as being separatists by a spokesman for china's foreign ministry which means you know potentially they could have been facing life in jail so from you know the perspective of china's leaders the court in chains then on wednesday delivered a very lenient sentence of course the families of those 10 who are still across the border now in detention will see it very differently there's been a great deal of consternation about the speed in which this trial was held as.
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yes i mean normally the wheels of justice in china move very slowly but this trial opened on monday and what you know on wednesday we suddenly have the sentences is it connected to the fact that china is about to sign a major trade deal with the european union possibly but the european union has in the past few days voiced its concerns about the process in this trial the fact that no international observers were present the fact that local media from hong kong were not allowed to attend and they had called on china's government to release the 12 immediately well the fact that 2 have now been released and others have in the view of china's government now received sentences that could be deemed to be very lenient then that perhaps will be seen as a gesture of goodwill by china from an e.u. that's been hesitating about this deal al-jazeera saverin brown reporting live from
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hong kong adrian many thanks. weather update next here are the saraband working through the night the search goes on for survivors of a powerful earthquake in croatia. and taking off again boeing's 737 max resumes commercial flights in the u.s. maybe 2 years after it was grown. the flooding rain is receded the floods are receding from west and turkey the skies are clear right story around there is no more snow forecast to rather about 10 degrees but there is a circulation attempting to form here which might produce some fairly big showers don't look too substantial produce an easterly wind to its northern flank so through iraq and jordan our man picks that up but the weather generally speaking is fine in those saturday against the bulk of it the winds are not strong elsewhere as
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a light breeze in the dark $22.00 degrees now start the less cold than it was that the active weather is for the sas which is coming into potentially hurricane season we set to go tropical cyclone officially it's a tropical storm shallow and i would imagine it's pronounced in the french way 100 kilometer winds its early season so these aren't particularly damaging but like down his possible the way fight moment 3 meters and as it makes landfall $200.00 plus millimeters there are concerns in central mozambique as landfall is is doing wednesday morning that it spreads itself far wide producing rain rather than strong winds and goes into the middle of zimbabwe but away will probably get it overhead a lot of rain during thursday. the ultranationalist marks connected with one of the world's worst humanitarian
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crises we don't know as illegally migrant joining with the military to impose a deadly political agenda we have devoted our nation what has happened to the ranger that's one of the biggest stains on the country as a whole. isn't a religion this is a politics. an unholy alliance on al-jazeera. forward . hello again this is of 0 the main news this u.s. president elect joe biden this criticized the trumped up ministration the falling behind in its rollout of covert 900 vaccines by point warn that if it doesn't pick
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up the pace it could take years before the american population is fully vaccinated the u.k. reported a record 53000 new infections on tuesday that's 121-2000 more than the previous record set the day before the government's considering implementing a new tear of restrictions to try to combat a highly transmissible strain of the virus and 10 hong kong pro-democracy activists have been jailed for between 7 months and 3 years are chinese calls 2 teenagers have been sent back to authorities in hong kong that part of a group of 12 who were caught trying to flee to taiwan on a speedboat in august. protesters are rallying outside argentina's senate late into the night as a protest vote on a bill to legalize abortion inside such as a debating the legislation which was backed by the lower house this month if passed the law would allow terminations up to 14 weeks of pregnancy the state rejected
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a similar bill in 2018 of 0 stories about has been speaking to protest as in point assad us. we're here outside of argentina ask congress and while the debate in the senate continue it seems that there's 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 'd 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 fluid movement those who are anti-abortion has there been voting a mass there 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 debates the ongoing debate on televisions here on the streets of little side is this is exude really
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important because pope francis is argentinean and he has been lobbying actively against and 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 abortions saying that it's a matter of public health every year before i had over a half a 1000000 abortions happen in argentina many women are hospitalized because of complications with those abortions and many of the women you talk to peers say that this is a matter of the quality because women with resources can have a safe abortion while those who don't maintain may end up with them. occasions have hospital the big difference now one why this law may pass is that back in 2018 president now he's a mackie with the press 1st precedent to send this bill that the congress failed to pass the senate well this time president got a pardon on the school he committed he had been lobbying fighting senatorial
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getting the blame off so a portion becomes the people here say that they will 2 remain on the streets watching this debate and they're saying that hopefully in the morning probably on wednesday morning they would have something to celebrate the. covert cases continued to spike across latin america with a number of countries seeing daily records of new infections and deaths. to report stuff from colombia's capital bogota. openly flouting social distancing rules thousands of football supporters gathered in the streets to celebrate the locals championships final. it was the latest infringement of restrictions in the colombian capital just as the mayor said the city has officially entered a 2nd wave of $1000.00 infections whether to same time announcing new measures for the end of the year in seize thehotel or a local with honest i need to insist to bogota knows there will be no public
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parties selling and consuming alcohol on december 31st and generally 1st if you get together with family please only the closest of. these are also concerned that the intensive care units are again at capacity in a number of regions and doctors are sounding the alarm especially since the country will not start back see nations before the end of february there is an issue of the government improvising we are at the tail end in latin america with guatemala we will start with the pfizer vaccines but will only be able to do the vaccination in major centers like budgets all made the year in not in remote. areas and we haven't gotten off track scenes. but other countries are moving faster on tuesday argentina started back sneering its health care workers with the 1st 300000 doses of the russian sputnik vaccine this by critics questioning its efficacy but i cannot
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overcome a celebrity made for those of us who work on the front line of care with critical patients this in advance i understand there are different positions and opinions in every community as there are in the health care and science communities but personally i feel vindicated by the data reported by the gamma layer institute which is who created the vaccine. in brazil presumed to heed both the narrow brought some clarity to the roll out at the end of a charity football match saying vaccines will be available 5 days after being approved by the country's federal health regulators on january 15th but in the meantime the city of rio de janeiro announced its fabled beaches will be closed to the public on new year's eve vaccinations are also under way in chilling costa rica probably the 2 best place countries in the region and many others still have to present a clear rollout plan and there are growing concerns of delays which ensures most
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people will have to wait many more months before being inoculated and that there will be unfortunately many more cases and that's a lesson that i'm. a man who spent 30 years in a u.s. prison for spying has reportedly arrived in israel local media reports that jonathan pollard arrived in west jerusalem with his wife on wednesday a former u.s. navy intelligence analyst sold military secrets to israel while working at the pentagon in the 1980 s. last month pod's 5 year paroled ended paving the way for him to leave the u.s. . 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 petrine yeah 50 kilometers from the capital zagreb the worst damage is centered in and around the town many people are afraid to return to their homes for fear of aftershocks the local mayor says that half the town has been destroyed the
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dean barber reports. church bells and panicked 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 was reporting live when there was an aftershock. right now we hear it on. these. people in the nearby town of c. also affected by the quake missis. everything is destroyed all clothes are inside
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there was a girl inside but likely she wasn't in the changing room and 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 $20000.00 residents dollars emergency services are coming from zagreb police civil protection services fire brigades we have teams coming from other parts of the country we've mobilized everyone. all of the water 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 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
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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. via closed down its only nuclear power plant just a 100 kilometers from the epicenter as a precaution respond i would unite the anger here and even smaller mug. on the mains and we certainly might even more signal. when they come or can see already become even more or in march this year zagreb was hit by a magnitude $5.00 quake that killed one person but this is a small town still reeling and still trying to make sure everyone is accounted for . al-jazeera hundreds of refugees in bosnia being transported from a temporary camp destroyed by fire last week are still without proper shelter the refugees of collected their belongings from remains of the camp and lipa croatians border they stayed on buses overnight last night authorities say they hope to
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relocate them on wednesday the camp of been heavily criticized by aid groups for providing inadequate shelter they say the fire 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 deporting. is hoping to make history with its 1st have a peaceful transition of power after sunday's elections the results for the ruling party's presidential candidate mohamed bazooms in the lead he's considered a strong favorite to succeed president obama do sue food who's stepping down after 10 years out a series of address reports now with more on those early results as expected the leading candidates in the presidential election did well now the election commission has been mandated constitutionally mandated to issue or proclaimed the
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winner of this election in 5 days but a lot of people think that this could come earlier than 5 days from here the constitutional court will take over within 2 weeks it's supposed to rectify or reject the results and i was by the independent election commission meanwhile observers to this election have issued this sort count and. as well as publication of result the polling stations rocketed out professionally and transparently you know gordon's with the provision of the electoral who related text. and where money to buy party. although the economic community of west african states admitted that it did not send delegates to 2 regions differ and i get is because of security concerns meanwhile the united states embassy here in near me has issued
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a statement describing the elections as generally free and fair now attention shifts to the independent election commission which is announcing the results in bits and pieces but a lot of people here in new including observers believe that the results could come earlier than 5 days that was constitutionally the mandate of the election commission to issue those results. 737 max aircraft has made its 1st commercial flight in the u.s. after being grounded for almost 2 years across was taken out of service worldwide following 2 crashes that killed 346 people and the calico reports from miami. it was the longest grounding in 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
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of boeing's would cost plane should inspire confidence this is an aircraft that has been more highly scrutinized than any ever before we're very confident that this 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's manual major. and 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 paper measures are in place and i think i've been a.b.s. so we're just waiting to see if their regulations are respected. maybe think no.
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mistake about it the more research those pilots never had a chance a sweeping congressional inquiry found that boeing made faulty technical assumptions and the u.s. federal aviation authority failed with grossly insufficient oversight those that lost loved ones in the 2 crashes are 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 are really kind of unpleasant warning myatt's or any kind of incidents i n's diverted then humans they will simply recruit just i think it's on the basis of the 737 max is already back in the air in brazil in 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 remains cautious of boeing's 737 max major airlines here are
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placing more orders for the aircraft fuel efficiency is a big selling point 52 airlines are already struggling with 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. it's good to have you with us hello adrian finnegan here in doha the headlines and i was here a u.s. president elect joe biden that's criticized the trumpet ministration for falling behind in its rollout of covert 19 vaccines by the war but if it doesn't pick up the pace it could take years before the american population is fully vaccinated the u.s. 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 was confirmed to have the strain that he has no recent.


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