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in history, they were crazy, creative, even visionary. they were top lester, not realistic. it was them as a child during and just pops into what people feel of them. it was basically too bad to be true. what they were predicting can commitee heal ethnic divisions and national tensions exist in both you today. once upon a time in sarajevo, on al jazeera, with coven 19 infections and death serge in the us, in europe with the french prime minister warning. the oma kron variant is spreading at lightning speed. ah, i have them secret. this is a lie from the also coming up for you and human rights council will investigate
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abuses committed by all sides in ethiopia is alarming reports of damage in the philippines. after a super typhoon kills 12, people remember yelling, teaser teaser teaser and nothing happened. former minnesota police officer who killed a black motorist, dante right breaks down. she takes the spin ah, we begin in the us where corona, virus cases and hospital admissions are rising at an alarming rate as to when to search continues. the number of infections is increased by 40 percent compared to last month. while the numbers in hospital have risen by around 45 percent, many universities are going back to online teaching, and sports events have been canceled or postponed. experts predict the on the
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convent will soon become the dominant strain there. micron is increasing rapidly and we expect it to become the dominant strain in the united states as it has and other countries. in the coming weeks, we've seen cases of alma crime among those who are both vaccinated and boosted. and we believe these cases are milder or asymptomatic because of vaccine protection for the un vaccinated you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families. in the hospitals you may soon overwhelm. allen fisher has more from washington. of course there was a big surgeon, vaccinations just as the vaccination started to come on to the market. and america was very happy with the way things were going. but now it's just less than 40 percent that aren't vaccinated. here in the u. s. that still quite a significant number, and if you break those figures down,
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you will find that most of the people who aren't vaccinated identify as republicans . so it really doesn't matter what joe biden or the white house says. there are a lot of people out in the united states who say, we're never going to listen to what this guy's got to say. even though he seeing this could actually save your life. and if you break down the figures even more, you will see that the number of people who are dying tend to be in read states that is republican states. and the majority of those who are dying are republicans. and so that is a real worry. now add to that the fact that we're coming in to the christmas and new year break. remember a month ago we were talking about thanksgiving. how is a big travel day of people we're going to big family gatherings. nothing compared to christmas and new year. in fact, from tonight, people are going to start heading off on their christmas and new year vacations. and that is a real worry for the white house and for the health experts. because they believe that this will lead to a search, which of course then leads to increased hospitalizations,
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which means that joe biden isn't kicking the but of the omicron variant any time soon. of the u. k. has seen a record number of cove in 1900 cases for the 3rd day in a row where the 93000 infections were registered on friday. total numbers nationwide have increased by about 39 percent just a week, but the death rate remains relatively low. british researches say the risk of infection would be on the chrome variant is more than 5 times greater than delta. a study suggest protection for those who already had covered 1900, maybe as low as 19 percent. and that it is not weaker than the delta variance. the research is it imperial college london warning on the cross poses a major threat to public health. but it says booster shots can provide up to 80 percent protection. a france has announced the major public parties and fireworks will be banned on new year's eve. as corona, virus infections rise, their prime minister john cast a says all citizens, even if fascinated,
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should take a self test. before attending social events, you said the on the constrain is spreading of lightning speed. france has been reporting an average of $50000.00 you infections each day. flight trains and fairies between the u. k and france. so down on friday after the french government drastically restricted travel. tasha butler has moved from paris, pull the french government's decision to find all non essential travel between france, me, u. k. from saturday has caused a lot of disruption and disappointment for people in both countries who are hoping to spend some of the holiday season with the family and friends. so lot of people have had to cancel their trips. others have been scrambling to try and get a plane or a train before those restrictions come into force. and we've been speaking to some of them here at the cross channel train terminal in paris. lot, i would have made it work anyway. had i booked to train it was late like this. i got this train by chances i adopted. i missed that restrictions,
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but i'd probably i would have on my way to make that work anyway. wouldn't quickly change my train or maybe i wouldn't want to. i wouldn't want to spend christmas by myself for people that i have to take the train to come to paris, whatever. and it's unfortunate and inside, but the same how many people are just trying to get a hold of what's going on and kind of have to have empathy for that. even though if it comes to the point of impacting people's lives, you know, in a negative way, but it's been 2 years up. this has been dragging on so you know, it sucks, but it is what it is. well, the reason for these travel restrictions, according to the french government, is because they say they've been looking at the situation in the u. k with a lot of concern. they're seeing the high number of cov infections there. and particularly the spread of the micron. a very now, even though there are registered cases of on the corner here in france, the government says that what they need to do is try and slow down is transmission in this is just one of the ways they are trying to buy time time for people to get
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their a booster, a dose of coven vaccine, they are all they've also approved vaccination for 5 to 11 year olds across france . that will help to they say the government, a warning the next few weeks ahead could be very difficult. indeed. we know already the doctors are saying that i see you beds already filling up a denmark will impose new restrictions to the rapid spread of the on the chrome variances. now accounts for a 5th of its reported cases, daily infections broken. now the record on friday, with more than $11000.00 cases, detected some public places will be closed, including theaters, cinemas, entertainment, parks, and conference center. the government will also limit the serving of alcohol, new measures go into effect from sunday. you goes into effect in ireland from sunday to try and bring down the spread of the on the chrome very and there publish restaurants and all other hospitality. venues will have to shocked at
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a pm until the end of january to come. but he is planning financial support for those affected anti authorities are inspecting a damaged prison in the south that was set on fire by hundreds of rioting inmates. an outbreak of corona virus, the cmt proposed 2 days of unrest. business had been demanding better access to medical care for those with severe symptoms. ty prisons are notoriously overcrowded and have struggled to curb to spread the virus more than $87000.00 inmates a tested positive. so for the you and human rights council has agreed to set up a commission to examine alleged abuses in ethiopia. investigate to say they've got credible reports that all sides in the conflict are committed, human rights violations. the united states has called on all sides in the year long war to end the violence. the estimates are shocking. according to information
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at our disposal, from november 2020 to june 2021. over $2200.00 survivors reported sexual and gender bait violence to health facilities across the degree region. one of the one stops this reported that the victims in over 90 percent of cases were miners and estimated that this it still the sensor has quadrupled since the complete iraq a year ago. it is important to keep in mind that this figures are most probably an underestimation of the true extent of the sexual and gender baseline being perpetrated. the if you open government has dismissed the accusations of abuse and says he won't cooperate with an investigation. we hold our own council members, though who firm for as a bill stant and gave us shows cited in the us and that he feels believe additional
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human rights. by rejecting this resolution, i would like to evaluate that my government will not operate with anyone. can assume that maybe in good or he's alex, the wall is executive director of the world peace foundation. he says, the lack of cooperation from the indian government is making it difficult to assess the scale of the situation and to grind. it hugely complicates the matter of course, if the field and government were as innocent as it is claiming to be, it would have no problem in lifting censorship, allowing the ethiopian mediator report freedom, which it's not an allowing international journalists and human rights investigators in the very fact that it is not doing that is implicitly admission. the terrible things are going on. and the, the figures and, and the reports that we are getting from the ground are really just the tip of the iceberg. that every to grind whom i speak to, for example,
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every single one has lost a family member to, to violence. and to, and the, the undocumented extent of the abuses is really quite horrifying. a more than 18000 soldiers, an emergency personnel adjoining search and rescue efforts in the philippines. after a super typhoon slammed into the coast, at least 12 people were killed. as typhoon rice swept across, southern and central regions on thursday and friday, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes. typhoon is now easing and has moved into the south china sea. jimmy latin dugan is in manila and says the level of devastation is only now becoming clear. we are starting to be able to be in touch with our contacts on the ground. those who are in the province of city go, behold, province in later province. and the situation really is quite desperate. people we've spoken to say they are in desperate need of water medicine shelter, you know,
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basic blankets and leaping mads. many of the areas also have their hearts, but those partly damaged some of the patients. they're also in need of basic food medicine and supplies. but again, the major issue here is that the traveling points, the transport stops the airports and the ports of largely been destroyed. the international airport is non operational, same with the other airport in city gulf problem. and so a lot of the operations are moving eastward in the city. and this is where a lot of the recon flights are coming out we've, we've spoken also to the emergency response officials here or who are still trying to figure out exactly what the death toll is. there are conflicting numbers coming out and they themselves admit that this is really the most critical part, getting this information very fine and making sure that help gets to those who need it most. but you know, it is a communication and transportation issue at this point. indonesia has raised the
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alert level for the country's highest volcano, feeling yet another devastating or option $48.00. people were killed off the mount cemetery on job island blew up earlier this month. 36 are still missing geological ac says it's picking up more activity which could trigger an avalanche of lava a still head on edge. is it a ramp and crime and social unrest? the key factors that could decide she lays presidential election and u. k. prime minister boys johnson react after crushing by election defeat, members of his own party question. ah, with hello. thank you for joining in here. sure. whether, sorry for the middle east, forget to africa as well. so we've got some disturbed weather around the levant. also eastern portions of iraq, western iran,
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so some showers for tater on that's also dropping down into kuwait. so few unsettled days ahead, extra go into pockets. i little cool here. we got a cool pool of air, especially toward the north la hor, 17 degrees. we look at the next 3 days and you're temperatures lock in around there . you should be at $22.00 for this have the year. low temperature is also the name of the game across turkey. really raw feeling here with that wing coming through the boss for as there's that disturbed weather. as we look toward lebanon, they root with a high 15 degrees. things are dried out actually across western portions. a democratic republic of congo seemed as for congo and cameroon. really the bulk of that what weather is falling further toward the east? now we're going to this south and really unsettled picture here is some bursts of heavy rain botswana in susan bob boy, zambia as well into central parts of mozambie. some showers in store for johannesburg with a high of 17 degrees, but as we look further toward the south, it's a bit of a temperature divide. cape town feel more like summer finally in the sunshine with
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a high of 28 degrees on saturday. that's it, sir. ah, with stories of determination and joy, a toe, and kito, gena, do i remain a short documentary by african filmmakers from molly, wanda, and cameron, desert libraries, the young cyclist and happiness, africa direct on al jazeera. ah
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ah. hello again, you're watching. i just hear a reminder of our top story, this r u. s. corona virus cases and hospital admissions are surging on average more than 120000 infections. so reporting each day and increasing a 40 percent on last month. the you and human rights council has agreed to set up a commission to examine abuses in ethiopia as conflict. investigators say they've received credible reports all sides of committing violations against more than 18000 soldiers and emergency personnel. joining search and rescue efforts in the philippines. typhoon rise swept across southern and central regions thursday and friday, killing at least 12 people. a former minneapolis police officer kim potter has apologized in court for shooting and killing 20 year old, a black man dante wright. she's facing 2 charges of manslaughter,
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but claims she meant to draw her taser instead of her gun video, the shooting set off launch protests across the u. s. john henry has more from chicago. the fate of kim potter, a white police officer accused in the racially charged killing of a black man will soon be in the hands of a jury. members of the jury in highly anticipated testimony in minneapolis, courtroom potter took the stand in her own defense, breaking down, saying she meant to pull out her taser. with the former police officer who was a 26 year veteran, says she accidentally drew her gun instead. and fired, killing 20 year old dante, right. as he drove away from police, it's just one chaotic it and then i remember yelling, teaser taser teaser and nothing happened.
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potter was supervising another officer when he pulled right over for offenses. she says probably did not merit a traffic stop. right had expired registration tags and an air freshener dangling from the rear view mirror. both technical violations that are often overlooked. an air freshener to me is not just an equipment violation. and during the call the times of hi cove at times department motor vehicles was so offline that people were getting tabs and we were advised not to try to enforce a lot of those things because the tabs, we're just not in circulation. then the stop went wrong, right? pulling away with an officer still dangling from his car. potter says the officer had a look of fear on his face and she wanted to save his life. potter is charged with 1st and 2nd degree manslaughter. legal experts say that the prosecution probably
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has to prove that she acted with some degree of consciousness. if the jury decides that she acted unconsciously and didn't know that she was using lethal force, that's probably not enough for a conviction. 7 the shooting came when public interest in police killings of black men was at its peak in the midst of the racially charged trial of the white police officer who killed george floyd in neighboring minneapolis drawing protesters to the scene of the brooklyn center shoot over and over in a tearful cross examination, potter who had never fired a weapon in an arrest, apologized, you were focused on what you had done because you had just killed somebody you knew that gently, 4th was unreasonable and unwarranted. anybody?
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like you said, i'm going to go to prison. i don't know whether that happens and whether dante writes life ended in an unfortunate accident or a criminal act. a jury will decide. john henderson, al jazeera chicago, a staying in the us and british social like he lane maxwell, has refused to testify in her sex traffic control, maxwell told the judge, prosecutors had not proven their case beyond reasonable doubt, maxwell's lawyers rested their defense following 2 days of testimony, ahead of closing arguments on monday, prosecute to se maxwell recruited teenage girls on behalf of her former boyfriend jeffrey epstein. the united states says it is prepared to talk to russia about its demands to curb nato activity in europe, moscow's and as proposals calling on nato to limit new membership and restrict activities in the former soviet countries was in jo by the national security adviser says, consultation with european partners is on the way
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u. s. is increasingly concerned by russia's military build up on the border with ukraine. we have been clear as the united states and just yesterday, the 30 nations of the nato alliance were clear in a statement that came out of the north atlanta council. were prepared for dialogue with russia. we've had dialogue with russia on european security issues. for the last 20 years, we had with the soviet union for decades before that that has sometimes produced prob, progress sometimes produced deadlock, but we are fundamentally prepared for dialog. russia has now put on the table, its concerns with american and nato activities. we're going to put on the table are concerned with russian activities that we believe harm our interests and values. but russia's, deputy foreign minister was quoted by news agency into facts saying the u. s and nato was so far rejecting the ideas and their response was not encouraging. versus the thought new e will say you washington, and if nato allies need to immediately stop regular hostile actions against our
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country. including unscheduled war games, change with encounters, maneuvers, military ships and planes, and entered the military absorption of ukrainian territory. a european diplomats are calling the adjournment of nuclear talks with iran, disappointing pores, the party se negotiations will resume quickly though no date has been set there, hoping to revive the 2015 agreement that sees iran limited nuclear activity in exchange for sanctions relief. the european union's delegates says progress has been made, but they're still a long way to go. thousands of tin is years have been rallying on the 11th anniversary of the uprising that triggered the our spring revolution. i. crowns gathered both for and against president case said he recently announced the constitutional referendum for next july that will be a year after he sees widespread powers and move. that is critics of called qu in
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sudan, rally organized by the opposition coalition. the forces for freedom and change was disrupted by tear gas. the group was part of the government until a military takeover in october. the prime minister de la honda was reinstated after an agreement with the military last month. the protesters have rejected the deal. chili's next present will be elected on sunday in what's being called the most unpredictable vote in a long time. the run off is between a fall right conservative and a progressive social democrat. and the deciding factor may well be how they plan to solve unprecedented levels of crime and social unrest. i'll latin america attitude . lucy newman has more from santiago after 2 years of constant protests that too often end in violence, especially on fridays, cadillac, cd is closing. what is arguably santiago's oldest and most famous sandwiches,
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hurry her here everything has been vandalized. he took out the furniture and destroyed it. same thing with the pizzeria, the pharmacy that was here on the 2 of the 18 business on this block have survived . he complains that thousands of jobs have been lost since chile social uprising began, and a public order has been abandoned. on this friday, protesters are already gathering nearby these riot police are expected to soon move in to crush a demonstration that's just about 50 meters from here. they believe that it will soon get violent and destructive. and although it's usually only a very small group that take part in acts of vandalism, many chilean say that these kind of protests have gone too far and they blame the chaos that they believe is taking place in this country on the left. why left and center left wing politicians condemned police abuse, neglect, and to show support victims more so called revolutionary violence by protest,
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hers black in that pretty soon their interpretation was wrong with your cheerleaders not want a revolution. he didn't tell you once reforms change improvements, but done with moderation in peace and tranquillity. many are also afraid of the current upheaval in south central chile, where armed indigenous my poacher groups who are claiming ancestral lands are carrying out constant attacks. all this explains why extreme conservative jose antonio cast until a few months ago, considered an outsider, was being seen as a savior by chileans who yearn for law and order. oh yeah. one 0, the terrorists. some consider men extremist, but to persecute terrorism is not extreme. ah no, where is the violence worse than in low income neighborhoods were organized, crime and drug trafficking have taken over, especially since the pandemic, for millennial that haven't been on 26 year old by stan castiel gives us a short tour of ludmilla,
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where ordinary citizens are too afraid to go out at night in the earth, directly during the day looks more normal. but at night this is a no man's land. every day people are selling drugs on every corner or waiting to mug at all. the knock was set a fire works to cover the noise of the gunfire or to announced arrival of drugs one or possibly if the lead monica by stands. mother says that those who sleep downstairs are less likely to receive stray bullet. but that it's more dangerous for her daughter who sleeps upstairs at the 60 children have died from stray bullets in the last 3 years. i asked left when candidate gabrielle, but each what he do about it, i'm a little girl. martha drama will be ruthless with drug traffickers will strengthen arms control laws and redistribute police to where they're most deemed it when it's not where there's more money to work. whether with a harder or softer touch. evelyn sandy's elections will be expected to make chileans feel more safe again. lucy, a newman, al jazeera santiago,
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and the you case top civil. so and investigating christmas parties in government buildings during lockdown has stepped down from the rope and turns out one of those parties was held in his own office. psalmist simon case is not thought to have attended the party, but knew it happened from the boys. johnson ordered the prob, after a video emerged of his officials joking about a christmas party last year in breach of koran of ours rules at the time. this is just one of a series of setbacks for the u. k. prime minister on friday he is conservative party last the north shropshire seat for the 1st time in almost 2 centuries. and simmons reports from when in shropshire, ah, country life in north shropshire has been synonymous with conservative voting for nearly 2 centuries. but not anymore. morgan, helen, margaret, lillian, liberal democrats, 17000. 957. o helen
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morgan is now the m p from centralized opposition party that smashed at 23000 majority for boris johnson's conservative party. if he did have no structure have spoken on behalf of the british people, they said loudly and clearly vice johnson, the parties either. johnson responded by saying he took full responsibility. i totally understand people's frustrations. i, i hear what the vouchers are saying in north structure and i all humidity i got to accept either that verde, the liberal democrat party with its battle ground headquarters in the grounds of a stately home brought in activists from all over the country a mile down the road they quickly conquered the market town of wim. the conservative club a desolate place in defeat. talking to people here and it's plain to see that this
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isn't just about public unease midway through a government term. it's about trust, political leadership, and one person. the prime minister, dennis prince, voted liberal democrat, not because it might be better for his business. he had been outraged by a christmas party in downing street a year ago when his mother was seriously ill in a care home. not being able to visit her for a year and had a very detrimental effect on my mother's well being. and now we find that the people that were telling us to stay at home, social distancing, et cetera, et cetera. when you find that they've been having parties at downing street and a conservative h q, then that's pretty hard to take. this bi election was called after the m p. o. in paterson broke rules on lobbying, he'd been paid by 2 private companies to try to influence government policies. madison quit after boris johnson botched, an attempt to save him from
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a suspension from parliament. what's also we can johnson's authority is a rebellion by a 100 conservative m. p. 's voting against the use of coven passes. john murray is a former conservative mer of when he says johnson is now a liability, basically hasn't got the backing of the party anymore. really was an awful lot against him. so one thing, one day and goes totally the opposite elect day. the conservatives are likely to review the way they govern when parliament returns from the christmas recess in the new year. there's little political cheer for boris johnson right now. andrew simmons al jazeera, where min shropshire, ah, this is algae. let's get a round up. now. other top stories, us corona, virus cases and hospital admissions, or surging on average, more than a $120000.00 infections are reported each day an increase of 40 per cent on last
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month. i'm a crime is increasing rapidly and we expect.


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