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sectional heet about in patagonia, that's going to be knocked out by weather system that's pushing across to the east, knocking down temperatures in the south. now as we move to central america, it's the south that seen a lot of the wet weather with plenty of fine and dry conditions across the caribbean islands. who with sponsored by katara always. ah, this is al jazeera ah hello and welcome. i'm pete adobe. you're watching the news, our live from our headquarters here in doha, coming up in the next 60 minutes, protest as a back on the streets of sedans, capital to voice their anger against a military deal that reinstated the prime minister. president joe biden declares
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a major disaster in the state of kentucky. after more than 30 tornadoes, devastated several regions. sadly, these one patient has now been confronted, died with ami. a warning from the u. k. prime minister, as the government tries to get a handle on a slow but steady rise in cases of the army krom variant. also ahead thinking outside the box palestinians living in the occupied westbank turn to solar power to improve access to electricity. and i'm far as my with 4, so they champions light fixtures for the round of 16 will be redrawn after a technical malfunction. and mercedes say they will appeal after their protests against max for sharpens world championship. when in abu dhabi were rejected, ah, we start this news in sudan where protest as are again back on the streets of the
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capital cartoon. they say they're against last month's deal with the military security forces have been using t a gas today to disperse the crowds, the political agreement. so abdullah ham doc reinstated as prime minister weeks after the military detained him and seized power. the deal was rejected by sedans, largest civilian coalition, protested say they don't want any concessions from the military. let's get more on this hip. morgan joyce's life now from the streets of cartoon huber. we have seen similar protests before or other demonstrates is substantially changing their demands. not that's all peter. thousands of people heard back on the street. we're right now to see that leads to the presidential palace ahead. you can see the smoke from the cars that have been burned by the processor, but it's also mixed with the smoke from the dance that has been fired. had the processes by the 16th before. so they're still both in the same time. i want to
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talk about deal that was fun between the military and prime minister on november 24th. be that deal as a betrayal. and they don't want any negotiation, any compromise with the military because they don't want the military to be part of the dance politics. so the demand has not changed. it's still not back in the people for them because the process is the capital. i think we have to move on hipaa. we will try and come back to you if we can obviously communications there with the satellite truck on the ground in cartoon. perhaps not as good as it could be. we'll go back to here. but if and when we can us president joe biden has declared a major disaster in the us state of kentucky and pledged aid for 6 states devastated by tornadoes on friday. a search for survivors continues,
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but the chances of finding any one alive are fading. thousands of being killed. kentucky is the worst it hydrogen castro reports. now for the news from the time of mayfield. this is what the mayfield candle factory looked like before the storm. this is what it looks like now. i saw on site a backpack that was left behind a pair of shoes. and it represents that the tragedy of it is a tornado. as read on this area of kentucky, we learned of a telephone that was recovered. a cell phone that recorded 27. miss messages. we've lost father's mother's brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and others, teens from department of homeland security and the federal emergency management agency or fema,
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are now on the scene. but the likelihood of finding more survivors diminishes by the hour. friday's tornado destroyed everything. it touched in mayfield. this used to be the historic town center. now it is leveled that was once a doctors office back there churches now nothing but rubble. this trailer was picked up in the sky and dropped here like a toy and people's personal belongings from their homes. their photographs of their family members, now litter the streets. david hargrove digs through what remains of his law. office volunteers are helping him recover client files. he didn't expect to also find this . i've had this desk for since my daughter's been born in, you know, all things they draw for you and i had it under a glass. and that's the i found most of them. there's still no power or running water,
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but the recovery work is in full suite. 10000 people call this town home. i can't even tell what's what right now cuz saw piled up. it's like a like a war zone that happened here. and though it's unreal. oh, words came describe what i say or i know of my home town. the loss of life here is the greatest shock. knowing some of the ruin homes belong to the factory workers who will never return. hearts are heavy as the clean up continues. and heidi joins his life now from mayfield. now, heidi, there is some discrepancy in the death toll figures now particularly surrounding what happened at that candle factory that we were talking about yesterday on the news. our explain that for us. that's right. peter. the governor of kentucky says this has not been confirmed by the state, but the owner of the candle factory says that there were 8 bodies pulled out of
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that wreckage. and now there are 6 missing workers, which was a dramatic revision from what had once been feared. as 40 of those workers still unaccounted for. as an explanation of the owner said it was because of the communication challenges right after the disaster. there's no power, no phone service, and finally, more employees who had gotten out safely on their own have reached down, said that they are safe so that that could be very good news. but the governor still says that the death toll here in kentucky which remains the state with the largest loss of life. best case scenario, he said would be 50 dead worst case still a 100 plus and that includes surrounding towns. here in the town of brendan, we're only some a 100 people live one out of 10 have died because of this tornado, including a 4 month old child. we also know in dawson springs 75 percent of that community, according to the towns mayor,
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has been wiped out the list of the missing going on for pages. and that is still the greatest fear here. i know we're days now out from the tornado. that struck on friday night, but still because of how wide spread this damage is because of the thousands of homes there hasn't even been now, but you need to count exactly how many we just know thousands have been leveled. you can just imagine the fear that there still may be others trapped underneath this debris, and that remains the focus, the search and rescue effort, even as people who have lost everything a comb through the debris, at least thankful that they have their lives. but heidi, there were tornado warnings issued at a local level, and yet still this big loss of life, potentially a huge loss of life. could amy of this have been prevented. right. there were sirens going off all across these 7 states that were impacted by this massive storm system. and so the tension has particularly focused on those who
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lost their lives at work here at the candle factory mayfield. and also in illinois were at an amazon warehouse, 6 people were killed when that building collapsed. and you know, this is the rush before the holiday season. so in both instances, workers were putting in extra hours late at night to fulfill those gift orders. and many have said, was this the corporate concern putting above the, the concern for work or safety? those workers in both instances where not dismissed even though there were warnings in the region. the owner of the candle factory here saying that it was a choice because he thought it would be more dangerous to get those a 110 workers who were here at the time, out on the road to, to, to you know, brace for the storm out on the road was sick, was, would have been more dangerous, so there's still a lot to look into. there's still many investigations that will unfold are right now that focus is still on searching for any more possible survivors and coming
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together as communities. it just start healing from bas kit id. thank you very much . hi to jo castro. they're joining us live from mayfield kentucky. plenty more ahead here on the new zone for you, including north and south korea. have been technically at war for more than 70 years. find out what they plan to do to change that and in the wetlands of spain are under threat made worse by local farmers tapping into the water supplies and legally to keep their livelihood growing. and in sport we talk. football and cats are 2022 with a man who's been a manager at 5 previous world cups. ah, top story in europe, this of the u. k. prime minister has controlled the 1st death from the new cobit 19 army. kron variant boris johnson's government raised its corona virus threat level to for that is just short of the highest level 5 they did. that on sunday.
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officials are wanting. the spread of the army kron buried is pushing the u. k. back into risky territory. the new threat level won't immediately affect existing rules and regulations pull brennan joyous as live now from london. paul, one victim of omicron so far, what else do we know? what we know from the health secret? santa javert, who's been doing the broadcast, ran this morning, that on the kron in this country is spreading. in his words, like we've never seen it before. and the prediction is that bites from mauro on a crohn will be the majority, all new crew and a virus cases at the moment is around 40 percent of new cases are on a chrome by tomorrow. they believe it will be 50 percent, at least. so you can see the concern there is in this country about the way that on a cron is taking over from the previous delta variance and becoming that the dominant variance. there is still unclear evidence as to how fatal omicron is
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and, but nevertheless, the infectiousness of it is what's really worrying the experts. and the scientists believe under one model that's been put forward and some, under some circumstances, the number of hospitalizations from on the con could be double that, that we saw from the delta variance a year ago. so you can see the strain that that would put on the national health service. now i'm standing at a vaccination center where the warning from the prime minister on sunday night reiterated by the news of his 1st on the crown death, has really created a real surge of people wanting to get that booster jobs. and people of my shoulder are queuing, backwards and forwards, and around the back of the tents and down the street in order to get their jobs. and i guess for the health authorities, and also for boris johnson's government pulled. there are so many variables here because we haven't got to that stage of on kron really, really having got traction. and when we talk about this 1st victim, i guess we need to find out and they need to find out quite quickly. each profile,
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vaccination states us with this person was double or triple vaccinated any underlying health issues as well. that they haven't released any details as to as far as the one known death from a crime that we know. so we don't know about that. the profile that you're talking about, the age, the kind of underlying health risks that there might have been with this specific patient analysis. as i say, it's still a lot of uncertainty about exactly what kind of threat on the con, itself poses. and, but it's the sheer, as i say, is that she, infectious of it, which is creating the, the concern among the health professionals as to the strain is going to put on the national health service. and we mentioned at the start that new restrictions came into force this morning around masked, wearing around. the recommendation to work from home was in a big drop in the number of people using public transport here in london today. because of the people being urged now to work from home, people are actually started to take that advice and,
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but we are now just 2 weeks away from christmas and ramping up this these restrictions. and the vaccination program might just about save christmas, but it's going to be a very, very tight thing. and as many people who actually don't think it's going to come soon enough. paul. many thanks. now staying with cove, it, it can involve lots of phone calls. awkward questions and dishonest answers. we're talking about contact pricing. it is a laborious task for anyone to have to go through. south korea is planning to make the process more efficient by handing the work over to machines. a pilot project and boots on will use artificial intelligence, a i, and facial recognition software. to cope's, we're big amount of video footage. that video will come from nearly $11000.00 security cameras scattered across the city. it'll be used to track and in fact, the person's movements, as well as any close contacts, official hope it will reduce the strain on overworked, tracing teams. in this densely populated city, let's talk again to aiden white. he's an information ethics specialist. he joins us
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from london, 8, and welcome back to the news our ai of hammers, facial recognition, good idea or a bad idea when it comes specifically to the pushback against cove it. well, i mean we're living in the age actually where we've all got rather used to cctv artificial intelligence, facial recognition. so you know, we walk into shop, we walk into roadway stations and we know that we're being watched and so on. and we accept that largely because they say there's a public interest in crime prevention and public safety. and so i think the use of this technology, although it does raise some general privacy concerns as all ccg. they already are in terms of pushing back against the impact. so the cobra infections and so on. i think public monitoring of people and people who are in pictures he is really very
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important in days. and so i think they'll be largely public acceptance in the interests of public health and welfare. this sort of scrutiny by artificial intelligence and algorithms and so on. you know, it's probably a good thing. what was the u. s. p here though, because if you've got say, as i've got on my phone here in the relevant app, and you have to give the relevant government access to your contacts, they can try angulate where you are anyway, just by pulling you up on the, the telephonic, relevant system wherever you are in on the planet. i mean what's, what's the u. s. p when it comes to saying ok, that person was walking north on that street at 2 minutes past 4 in the afternoon? well, i mean, i think it's just the capacity as quickly as possible to allow other people to the potential dangers that they may face in terms of infection and also to the people themselves that you know that they themselves might be address or maybe putting
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a risk i think using the technology in this way, if you can speed up or make more efficient contact tracing so much better. of course it's absolutely right. we have to be very careful about making sure this technology is not news from the various purposes. and i think that's right, i think that's why there needs to be safe, go there in terms of public policy and monitoring of how this technology is used. i would hope, for example, after a period of time, any filming that's taking place of people on the, on the face of public health. well, you know, should be destroyed when it's no longer needed. so they should be put in place safeguard for public monitoring of how the technology is used for on the whole. i think most people in the, in the interests of their own health and public health. in general, it's a good idea to have this level of monitoring beneath. and when you talk about kind of, you know, whatever it is, the technology or the software or the app or the download, whatever,
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being rescinded, being destroyed. i remember 151617 years ago, post 911, the anti terror legislation that was brought in in various countries around the world. and straight away, various governments were attacked and they will got out. and people said, actually you've got to guarantee that you will take that legislation away and governments around the world. so yeah, yeah, we will do that. we will get rid of the legislation. did they get rid of the legislation? no, i look, i agree with you. i mean, i think this is nick, streamlined good point and i think relying on the goodwill of national governments in this, in this area is not always going to work. so i think that's one of the reasons why nice need to be more international standards. a boy, i don't how the sort of technology is used time limitations on how long the technology can be use for guarantees to the public that the information is gathered will once it's no longer necessary to hold, it would be destroyed. i mean,
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i think this is an area where in the interest of privacy and wider public security issues do need to be international standards in post. i absolutely agree in the hands of some government, this sort of technology can only lead to oppression of the population in general, and that will never be a good thing. 8 and an important story that needs to be discussed. thank you so much. have a white talking to us from london. and south korea as president has hinted a formal end to the war with north korea may be on the horizon. north korean troops invaded the south in june of 1950 in a bit to unify the peninsula with support from what was then the soviet union. the us lead force entered the war in support of south korea, then china joined in, in support of the communist north. millions of koreans were killed in the fighting, which lasted for 3 years. it ended with an armistice between the us, china and north korea, but south korea didn't agree to it. and no peace treaty was signed 71 years on. so
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i'm showing an a still, technically at war b. j kim is an affiliate professor at the hancock, university of foreign studies and formerly a south korean diplomat. he says the south korean president luigi and wants to officially end the war before he leaves office. this is an agenda, the president when jane has been working with ever since 2018 when trump and kim joel were meeting. that's the time when the president, when jane began airing, the idea of introducing that declaration of the end of the war. and his term president james term is ending. this coming may after march presidential election in this country. so this is one of the legacy is he wants the stablished before he steps down here before he leaves his office. though for him, this is a very important agenda. but the thing is, the fact that this has not been materialized ever since. it's an introduction of
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the idea to 1000 a in tells us it's pretty much a daunting task. it's not a, in that a given results that we can expect. right now we have to remember at the present when jane had approval rating of about 40 percent. that's pretty high as the party present in korea. most of the presidents come in probably 7080 percent. the proven rating at the beginning of their term at the you know, the 5 year term by the time they leave their office, the number drops around 20 or 10. but the number for moon remains around 40. that means at least 3040 percent of people may actually support the idea. but let's just trial of me and mars to pose leader on son suit. she has been adjourned until next week. she's accused of violating pandemic restrictions. so she was already sentenced 2 years in prison earlier in december in a separate case. human rights watch just published a report saying me and mars military leaders, a blocking humanitarian aid. tony chang is following that story from bangkok. this
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is a really major problem according to human rights, whatever. and we've seen this as, since the military cou, a lot of people continuing to protest, we've seen a civil disobedience moving, which is effectively shut down the whole country for the, for the last 10 months. but there has caused enormous problems for the economy, for the infrastructure, things like transport within the country of all, but effectively shut down human rights watch actually say that before the, the, the queue. there were a 1000000 people who were dis deemed to be in need of assistance. that number, they say is now risen to 14400000, including 5000000 children. they so say those people are in desperate need of sustenance, of shelter, very basic things. they also say that the world has a responsibility to a $109000000.00 has been pledged by the world, the aid to myanmar ab. but they say only 18 percent of that has so far been
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collected by the united nations. and that is desperately needed and that is likely to be one of the things on the agenda for you or secretary of state antony blinking when he visits this region. later this week. hong kong media mogul jimmy lie has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for taking part in a band vigil last year. why says he's proud to be punished for commemorating victims of china's 1989 gentlemen square crackdown. he's already serving time for taking part in pro democracy protests of his facing other charges on to china's national security law rights group. say the law was imposed on hong kong to stifle freedoms and descent. palestinians are turning to renewable energy sources and a bid to get around tights is really restrictions. palestinians don't have access or control over the majority of lands in the occupied west bank. some are trying to install solar panels on rooftops to overcome this challenge. he has neither ever him. this is the largest power plant in the occupied bank. it has
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20000 solar panels and is now generating electricity for 3 palestinian institutions, including this hospital and ramallah. before switching to solar energy hospital manager save a paid $1000000.00 a year in electricity bills for the past 2 years. that electricity has been free of charge for dr. henley, but when the solar panels are covering all of our needs of electricity as a hospital, it's part of our social responsibility to use and the tricity that we're generating and reduce our dependency on israel and 90 percent of the electricity used in the occupied westbank is bought from israel, the rust comes from jordan and through renewable energy sources. the local palestinian initiative aims to install more solar panels in the west bank to increase reliance on green energy from 6 percent to 70 percent. what is really restrictions are complicating this process. israel prevents palestinians from
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developing the majority of land in the west bank, installing solar panels of school rooftop was one way around it. but access to lands is not the only issue, even when electricity is generated. it's not easy to transmitted from one location to another feller stand on the operates on low, low voltage and medium voltage grades. we don't have any transmission network that would enable us to do large scale projects. so we had to size this project, both in terms of availability of land and the capacity of the grid to carry and evacuate the power produced here. tens of thousands of past indians live off the grid. international organizations provided them with solar panels. now they are the only source of power. it's hardly enough to generate electricity for basic needs and only operates during sunlight. even though the electrical grid is meters away, better when communities here cannot benefit from it. it's part of the israeli
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electricity network and serve the illegal israeli supplements in the area. the palestinian energy authorities of investment and solar energy is relatively new and still way down by bureaucracy. there is a gap of coordination between these institutions that's been established in the law that slowing down the process and the career kind of bureaucratic procedures in a place where the sun shines more than 320 days a year. solar panels could solve the electricity problem, but it is the israeli occupation that's preventing the palestinian goals of energy, self reliance. deborah, him al jazeera, be occupied by bank. ok, time fuel international world, whether his car, hello there. the weather's looking rather settled for much of south asia at the moment. if you look at the satellite image, we've got lots of fine and dry weather for india if you showers pulling into that
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southeast corner in places like under pradesh and hamilton. i do, but for the sharp storms and showers, we have to look to sri lanka. they'll blow across as well into the mouths before that west coast of india. wasting a lot of warmth. you a lot of fine and dry weather and sunshine with the temperatures in one by and go or touching up near the mid thirties. now further north, it is going to get a little little bit cooler across northern areas of pakistan, pushing across into northern india, but of a wintry mix at play in the days to come. but for new delhi though, air quality remains rather poor, but there will be some hazy, sunshine, and dry conditions. and as we head further east, it is looking dryer for much of bangladesh as it is for much of east asia and mainland china. we got high pressure in charge here, a few showers, stretching across to that eastern coast, but largely fine and dry within the temperatures in beijing and shanghai picking up once again. and it's a similar story for sol in south korea. we're going to see 10 degrees celsius by the time we get to wednesday,
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but it's going to remain rather wet and windy across the north of japan. that sure weather. still to come here on the al jazeera and use our enough taliban, it becomes the 1st is really prime minister to make an official visit to the lighted arab emirates. and in sports can next year's world cup produce a breakthrough for arab teams, on footballs. biggest stage for us here with that story ah, in the country with an abundance of resources. and one moment we move to grow and fraud with balance for real economy, blue economy and the digital economy with the new job creation lot, indonesia progressively, during the policy reform to create quality jobs. invest. leslie park when the reaches growth and progress in indonesia. now,
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devastated states. this means more funding and aid for a region where more than 60 people have been killed. you k prime in a subarus, johnson has confirmed the 1st death from the new cove at 19 ami crohn variant who says, infections are increasing rapidly. the government's raised its corona virus level, now to 4 of 5 security forces in sudan and have used t a guest to disperse, processed as in the capital cartoon. the demonstrates as are against last month's deal with the military, which saw the prime minister being reinstated. okay, let's go back to that conversation we were having with him a morgan covering that unfolding story for us out of khartoum hebert. you were explaining to us and giving us a sense of what the atmosphere was like there on the streets. yes, indeed. feet that protested, now this is the gauge of time since the military take over on october 25th that they're taking cognitive st boys, they're.

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