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ah, investigating the use and abuse of power across the globe on al jazeera ah . $1200.00 odds gmc here on out zeron come al santa maria with your headlines and right around the world countries. the scene cove at 19 infections and deaths rising again to record numbers. governments also trying to tackle the new army kron variant. although the delta variant has remained dominant in most places for now. now politicians in the u. k. a questioning scientists abouts, army kron prime minister bars johnston announced what is believed to be the world's 1st confirmed death of a patient from that new variant on monday and in the coming hours, parliaments expected to discuss and vote on possible new restrictions. here's paul brennan, with more from london. that has been
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a massive search and people willing to take this with you. the 3rd shot although of action. but at the same time, there was a significant backlash against the government from within their own ranks impala as a sizable minority of conservative conventions, they called who are gravely worried about the government's restrictions with their imposing and specifically about the recommendation in possession, that the government wants to put it on vaccine passports, kind of spoke with certificates. the president of democratic republic of congo urging people to get vaccinated as infections rise. there. a comes as health officials confirmed cases of the on the con variance the nation has one of the world's lowest vaccination rates. malcolm wept with more on that. firstly, there's a reason that affected all of africa, much of, of other continents as well, was just a lack of doses. which countries of course, both almost all of the available to the beginning of this year. and it was only
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when donations start to trickle into, into poor countries, that governments were even able to start those vaccination programs. but that's something that affected all of this continent. and of course, if there aren't enough doses for government to give out to many people, then they're not in a position to start running public. a public awareness campaign to coach people to come and get that connected. but say that congo situation is worse even than the other countries in this content, countries around it because of a reluctance, because it hesitancy expressed by the political leadership by president felix typically. and other health officials who themselves were very slow to publicly take the dose of the vaccine. one of the 1st donations that congo received the 3000000 doses of the present vaccine. and many of those ended up being sent to other countries because they weren't used before they were due to expire. so this is mobilized very slowly,
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although now the well bank says that congress ministry of health house has started to organize a program to distribute vaccines to the problem, to the provinces, to rural areas. but this will happen very late, which is what explains why the vaccine rate is indeed very far behind other countries. rest of the days news in the us, secretary said anthony lincoln says the asia pacific region needs to be free from coercion, lincoln's in indonesia, the 1st leg of a tour of southeast asia with washington trying to counter the influence of china. we all have a stake in ensuring that the world's most dynamic region is free from portion and accessible to all. that's why there's so much concern from ne, a to the southeast asia. and from the me con river to the pacific islands about asians aggressive actions. claiming open sees as their own, the starting open markets through subsidies to the state run companies denying the export. so revoking deals for countries as policies. it does not agree with
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engaging and a legal and reported and non regulated phishing activities. countries across the region. what this behavior to change, we do to the governor of kentucky in the u. s. s. at least 74 people have now been killed in the region by friday series of tornadoes. with more than $100.00 still missing us defense. secretary will not punish military personnel involved in a drawing strike and danced on that killed 10 civilians. that operation on august 29th killed an 8 work and 9 members of his family. and a 5 year long legal battle involving us gymnastics has come to an end. a $3800000000.00 settlement has been reached between victims of the disgraced former dr. larry nasa. and america's top gymnastics association. nasa was accused of sexually abusing more than $300.00 women and girls. and with that you are up to date with the headlines to this hour out of the record responded is next. the news
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ah ours isn't up and the number of people living sounds now exceed those living outside. when this milestone was reached in 2009, few people notice across the globe, cities are growing upwards and outwards at unprecedented speed. fundamentally changing the way we live and why this could be a golden age of architecture, or time of unrestrained commercial speculation. how our
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well will look for generations to come is being decided daily and t. few of us are engaging with the debate in this supercharged world of instant communication, instant message, and instagram. we're too busy looking down. it's time for us to look up. ah, i spent over 12 years living in hotel rooms and is quite literally a suitcase. you and your tooth brush says lots of time for reflection. all of the jobs i've done a pretty huge mega fifties. ah, when you're in a city like that,
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you're surrounded by architecture for the minute you open your hotel when done, check out the view and you come into the room to the moment you wake up in the morning and walk out on the street, see the customer my day job involved working with journalists who had to come to grips with lots of new technology. so i kind of act as a human interface between this highly technical equipment and walk somebody's trying to achieve creatively. i kind of come to the phase where i said to myself, you know what russia is time that you re invest some of your own creativity and got something out of being in all these amazing places. i was always interested in composition and perspective. as far as i came out of studying on to college,
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and i came across some time, that's what i do know what i like to try doing time lapse is a beautiful combination still, photography and filmmaking. time left shows the world in a state of alter reality blue because see how the world around you behaves and why you cannot see the naked eye. time lapse is like magic. i i ah,
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all the places i've worked in recent years. nowhere has changed more rapidly than guitars capital a century ago, 12000 people. the population is now over a 1000000, fueled by the oil and gas reserves. ah, but if you look carefully these bills, you will see the few of ah, despite the armies of foreign workers, labor, day and night to build more critics dismissed these newly minted gulf capital, as instance cities. ah, the inference being that they are mere facades for reflection of national wealth and pride in portrait from the west vanity projects for wealthy patrons and the overpaid foreign office
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in a country where nationals make up just 15 percent of the population. these prejudices often reinforced for expense like me, by the fact that you seldom if ever meet to locals. ah, it took a friend of mine from london to introduce me to fatima a young battery architect who offered to show me the less visible side of tow house current development boom wanting. i've noticed harris versus building it, or the purpose of building all of these buildings, you know, without anybody to move into that immediately different vision, building a brand image for the city. but it's also another patient for this population growth that we already see taking place. do you think people misunderstand what's going on in the gulf right now? definitely, it's very apparent that all they see is the sort of, i just sort of the crust of,
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of the city cross of the society. the misunderstanding is not entirely surprising. when i look at these cities, i find the hard to see beyond the tower o. things might not compete the do by mega structures. they do troll the i never the less as the i meant to. ah, it to me skyscrapers made little sense in the bills that he can make justification is based solely on the price of land. and there is no shortage of that here. amazing, i think anyway, historically people have lived in one or 2 story houses. and judging by how m to the towers are showing little information to change is like your hosting. and then i got them allows mac in the heart of the old town get
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a sense of on tow ha, look like before the discovery. boylen gasped. ah, now it too is marked for redevelopment. we select somebody, georgia tech, who then worked with selected architect they teamed up to basically come up with proposal for the area. for all these neighborhoods have long since been abandoned by the original owners in favor of the less congested suburbs becoming home to do hard migrant workers. how many years i was being sent out for 2 years. i know 40 years past it. part of a group trying to document pass before that none of it left in a city less than a 100 years old. is it always obvious what should be preserved? oh my goodness, wow. why is this in for me? this is one of the houses that i like to refer to as an endangered house.
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i think we're starting to lose big portions of the older parts of the city because of the plan development because of the fund urban regeneration project. and this is an example of a chance to rescue some of these building. do you remember this kind of architecture in these buildings as a small child wants to hear? my great grandmother's house was very similar to this one. it was a courtyard house with rooms around the courtyards, the info, the way that you design now architect here in conspire tend to be very nice in this tells you about the different architectural elements that you find more about. the ornamentation, but i think there's much more to learn from a house, for example, the proportions of the one or the sort of colonies around the courtyard in order to get enough shape. things like that that we should extract lessons that we can use.
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despite the improvement in doha circumstances, since the discovery of oil and gas, some things remain unchanged. the hot weather can make this an inhospitable environment. in climate change is only lucky to make it more modern. buildings cannot afford to ignore this project like michelle. this upcoming right now does so many architectural lessons that we can learn here, which we can call our contemporary, which are, which we look traditional. however, they do respond to the context very, very well. i really respect the fact that it did not find the need to have another fully plays elevation. therefore, the building requires energy and at the same time, the elevation together with the poetry that's engraved on it,
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gives the character to the area. to do you think there's a common story that the region is trying to tell to the rest of the world with the resources that it got it hands on right now they're trying to develop a solid basis to what being built today's not just for me or for my younger brothers assistance, but it's for future generations to come. ah, the sheriff's, $900.00 homes offices and shops aim to recreate the closeness communities of the 1950s at a cost of $5.00 and a half $1000000000.00. it's a substantial gamble on lowering people back from the suburbs or something the towers have failed to do a. the popularity of doha recently rebuilt souk shows that there is
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a strong sense of nostalgia for the old town. i spend so much time here looking through my lens of buildings that it's easy to forget that this is all about people. a town perhaps because it's a nation built on immigration, understands clearly the competition for human resources. a competition, not only with his fellow wealthy gulf states, but the wider world. ah, that all precedents with to attract people, the competing city states, aubrey nay, songs, italy, use their wealth to glorify thy cities with painting and sculpture to be successful, we sometimes have to 1st appear to be sent out
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by depicts the human form remains controversial in this part of the world, the beautiful buildings suffer, no such stroke. i guess, seen from this perspective, thomas ambition is not to create an instance city, but an eternal blue moon. london is on the face of it, just such a metropolis. it became the 1st truly international city of the modern age more than 2 centuries ago. oh, but today it too is being radically redrawn. are the global economy neighborhoods that were once the home of the british elite or today 2nd homes or
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the international super rich. creating a central call, which increasingly feels to me like a ghost town. at the same time, london is seeing record growth. its population jumping more than 800000 in 2013 the highest increase since world war 2. the residential property market also rose 20 percent in the 1st 6 months of 20. 14, driven to a large degree by foreign money across the city. new buildings are rising fundamentally reshaping the skyline. these changes have not been without controversy, but from a time lapse photographer's perspective, it is exhilarating.
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i spent 6 long weeks in this hotel in 2012 for the summer olympics. and i say long weeks because to wake up every morning to a bowling. i been aching to photograph as for all that time, but knowing that working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, i simply wouldn't have the energy old inclination to can she asked to work and i made a mission in the back of my mind that wanda i'd be back ah, ah, come hang. i was told to that as being this huge, huge building for me that she sits in the, in quite me. the shod
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became yours tall is building as a photographer to capture something new. something that's the wells biggest, the world's tallest loved best is always part of the stories. well, the category own skyscraper has drawn a mixed reaction from the press. one commentator described it in graphic terms as having slashed the face of london forever. not because it defends pretty sensibilities to have a foreign own building dominating the skyline. but because of a perception that it changes the character of london a straw poll of kmiec is down on london bridge suggests a sharp division in people's attitudes. what do you think about the sean shard?
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mm. i don't know is a bit bit of an eyesore, to be honest with you. only one of us when you know how to play with her according to the local council, only 11 residents wrote in 2 objects to the sean ah, look over london from the 72nd floor viewing platform. it's hard to believe it was so few the only meaningful intervention was by english harrison's the body tasks with preserving the country's historic science. ah, ah, it attracted to the effect this new landmark would have been an old one. and poles
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cathedral. a $16000000.00 inquiry decided in the short favor, and it went ahead enthusiastically, supported by london's men. ah, for me, what makes this all the more significant is that it fits the vanguard of 236 tall buildings, said to transform london over the next decade. and that has been almost no public debate about this radical reshaping of the city. new london architecture, an organization who sponsors read like a who's, who of the building industry has put together an exhibition, detailing exactly how london will know if all the proposed buildings go ahead. what opposition has been to these types of buildings will have been comments princeton's
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from some people that we don't want something i do by on the 10 course a very different. we have a lot of historic buildings and we need to insert a new tool, buildings into that historic environment should impose dictate london's planning in the future. i think using some polls as guideline is a pretty good way of stopping buildings in particular historic areas. but i think we've also got to look at places where not just where we can't build to a building place is where we can because london is growing huge the at the moment with 8300000 people. and by 2050, we're going to be more like 13000000 say we've got a lot more housing, a lot more places to work more retail also things like that we need to do to meet that grave. and part of that is to build tool abilities. craig dead ovens and ah. ready last time,
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london skyline was vis radically redrawn was during the cities bombing in world war 2. and paul's famously survived as a symbol of national resistance or. ready its icon twice, either belt on the ashes of the great fi of $1666.00, which bound a fed of a city to the ground. its architect, sir christopher ran, who knew a thing or 2 about building and longevity. right. architecture has its political establish of the nation, joyce, people and commerce, and makes the people of native country architecture aims at eternity. ah, great cities need great buildings like to define themselves. i
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suppose was a procedure fronted skyscraper, all but name a table 100 meters and perched on top of that k tell. it was the tallest building in the capital until 1962 before the sixty's london was essentially a low rise city. 6 stories was in practice, the limits for both victorian plumbing and the amount of stairs tenants were prepared to climb before the invention of the elevator. so london spread out. no, i tell you the $1000.00 square foot lama to urban sprawl is no longer according to the developers. the only way is the piano shot architect has described his building as
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a vertical 50. but with ken apartments costing up to $80000000.00 each. it's on like you to solve london's housing shortage, and this is m i 6, which you know from movies to referral is part of a golden generation of british architecture. we've had a profound impact on the cities of the modern world. the will population is rising and rising into phenomena rate and most those will be overnights. so place making through cities, i'm being proud of your city and making recognizable architecture. i think it's happening all over the world. and loss of that does lead to mistakes and, and to inappropriate, tall buildings. there's a lot to be said for the tall building. the tall buildings of new york creates the busy pavement, the busy sidewalks. it's not just tall buildings, so it's density. and that's why you get such great shops, great sidewalks,
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great restaurants. do you believe the scientists are defined by the buildings around as well? it's churchill is great curve. told me that we build our buildings. now we make our building, then i'll buildings make house. cities can be organic by nature, should they be organic? i believe, inevitably change in, ah, in city form and in architectural direction is essentially organic. of off, the sab city is all the greatest work of art, and their anonymous in a way that i am made collectively, which is extraordinarily. i can see the argument for saying are building shapers, but i am unsure that we shape how buildings it seems to me that money is now doing that. london needs to expand, but skyscrapers. i'm not the only alternative. they raise issues like no other
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