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a round the clock on al jazeera ah, which is 0. when ever you oh no. you're not fully vaccinated. you have good reason to be concerned. president biden merge as americans to get that covered 19 job was the unveils pounds to fight the rapidly spreading, omicron barrett ah, hello, i'm darn jordan. this is al jazeera, alive from dell are also coming up. hundreds of killed and thousands displaced or
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storms and floods devastate large parts of southeast asia. reports that saddam's prime minister intends to step down a month after he was reinstated, under a deal with the military rulers. and turning nightclubs into crypto county, money bombs, a large intentions are innovating to survive. it was their economy grapples with a debt crisis. with you as president joe biden has told millions of and backs and the americans, it's their patriotic duty to get inoculated against kobe. 19 the amazon baron now accounts for almost 3 quarters of all new cases by been warned that the unvaccinated face of winter severe illness and even death. kimberly help get reports from washington, d. c. m. a crime has gripped the united states. 73 percent of new cases are now attributed to that highly contagious variant testing site to cross
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the u. s. r. path in cleveland. this new dr. up testing site was act capacity just hours after opening. well, cobit has been a tough adversary. we've shown that we're tougher to combat the on the kron sergio as president joe biden on tuesday announced a half 1000000000 home rapid tests will be distributed to americans starting in january until now u. s. rapid tests have been expensive and hard to find. we're take even more steps to make it easier to get tested and get tested for free. we're violence also utilizing the defense production act to ramp up test manufacturing for clinical use . he's deploying 1000 troops to support overwhelmed doctors and nurses, and he's tapping into america's national stock pile of ventilators to ensure hospitals are well equipped. still biden says the best way to prevent severe
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disease and death is vaccination. all these people who have not been vaccinated, you have an obligation to yourselves, to your family, and quite frankly, now we criticize this to your country. shortly after taking office bite in reverse, his predecessors withdrawal from the world health organization to unify the global fight against cove it. on tuesday, the secretary of state blinking announced an additional 580000000 will be sent to the w h. whoa, to set up programs to get the unvaccinated their 1st shot, but it may already be too late. we are going to be far behind what is needed for the omicron search and asked because of how transmissible this variant is. this may be one of the fastest spreading pathogens in medicine that we've ever seen. so all of these efforts that they announced today are excellent. but my concern is
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that they're not going to be rolled out fast enough. the search is the alma kron variant is disrupting the struggling us economy. sports leagues are cancelling game . so are some broadway shows, but biden says, it doesn't have to be this way. he pleaded with those skeptical of vaccines and government to reconsider. my administration has put them in place not to control your life, but to save your life. what's not a part of president biden's plan are locked down seen in other countries. the white house hopes expanded testing will prevent the need for such restrictions in the united states. kimberly hell hit al jazeera, the white house, portugal has imposed a number of new corona virus restrictions. as on the chronic cases, surge, nightclubs and bars have been ordered to close for at least 2 weeks from saturday. and people have been told to work from home. authorities to limit outdoor gatherings to 10 people per group on new year's eve and negative corona virus test
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will now also be required to stay at hotels or go to events. and the u. k reported more than 90000 new cases on tuesday, but prime minister bars johnston has confirmed. he won't be bringing in any new restrictions for christmas. what i can say to night is it naturally we caught lot any further measures after christmas and when a keep a constant eye on the data will do whatever it takes to protect public health. but in view of the continuing uncertainty about several things, severity of on the chrome, uncertainty about the hospitalization rate or the impact of the vaccine roller the boosters. we don't think today that there is enough evidence to justify any tougher measures before christmas. at least 12 people died from the american verin's on monday, and the number of people admitted to london's hospitals is growing. where we challenge has more rejoice says the daily mail on tuesday morning. christmas is
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looking safe. ministers defy gloomy scientists. that affects the question safe from what's on the con is ripping through the u. k. in a moment. and london is the epicenter so much so that the mayor has declared an emergency situation. but the daily mail is a leading voice on the u. k. rights and it shows the relief, particularly amongst the rebellious libertarian wing of the conservative party, that it's freedoms that have been prioritized or johnson said on monday nights we won't hesitate to take action. the problem for some is that it looks very much like a prime minister has hesitated from taking action. his position is that while they're still big questions, beyond that, about the severity of alma crohn, it's too soon to be shutting people up in doors. the cancer position, when those questions are answered and if the answer is a bad, it will be too late to do anything about it and the house service will be swamped.
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the opposition leader kissed armor whose labor party would have supported new restrictions. if the prime minister had gone for them, says the forest johnson is putting his fractious coffee before the public. of course, the spectre of new business and social cubs hasn't gone away. it's just been deferred for another day. christmas may be safe, according to the daily mail, but new year and beyond certainly isn't. and earlier that, but his government announced $1300000000.00, an extra support for business is hit hard by the virus. taken together on confident that these measures will help hundreds of thousands of businesses and the millions of people that they employ, of course will, i will always respond proportionately and appropriately to the situation that we face. people can have confidence in that, but where we are now, we've responded, i think generously to day the grants that we've outlined up to 6000 pounds are comparable to the grants that we provided for hospitality businesses when they were
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completely closed earlier this year. scotland is canceling its new year's events as 1st minister nicholas sturgeon impose new rules from the day after christmas. there'll be new limits on the number of people allowed to mix indoors and outdoors . no more than 500 people be allowed at outdoor public events for 3 weeks. israel is set to offer a 4th dose of the cobra. 19 vaccine to people age of the 60 prime minister natalie bennett, says it will help the country overcome the spread of on the chron moves been approved by the health ministry and is now waiting final sign off by senior officials. the decision comes after israel reported its 1st death from amazon on tuesday. severe weather is having a devastating and in some cases, unprecedented impact on large swathes of southeast asia. in malaysia flooding us, killed at least 27 people, and displaced 70000. dozens. i'm missing off the days of torrential rain. forget some of the worst flooding in years. military rescue people trapped in their homes
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from syria as more now i'm calling them. at least 7 states in peninsula let malaysia are still under water, still flooding in those states. and the number of people who've had to leave their homes is now 70000 people. and the worst affected state is po, hung at central state in peninsula malaysia, where authorities say at least 42000 people are in temporary relief shelters. and social media pose also say that 2 major highways in that state are still inaccessible to vehicles. and the water levels in some rivers are still very high and danger and dangerous levels, even in some places and authorities of the people living those living near those areas, have to be ready to leave when they're told to do so. now even in urban areas, some places are still water locked and we're talking about 4 days after the worst flooding occurred. many people still haven't been able to return to the home, so it's not really possible to just to quantify exactly how much damage there is.
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but we do know that the water reached up to 56 meters in some places, people had to take shelter on the 1st floor of their homes or even on the roof. and many say that the belongings are no longer salvageable and it's not just houses that businesses receive shops, funds that have been inundated with water and once in season is expected to last till february. so those potential for even more rain and possibly more flooding to occur in the coming weeks and possibly even in the coming months and supplies are being delivered to survivors on typhoon ravaged, islands in the philippines, at least 375 people were killed when typhoon ride, pummeled southern and central regions, some returning home of them. 400000 living and evacuation centers. amanda allen durban is in manila with the latest on the situation in the philippines. we were traveling for the past 5 days and we 1st landed in davos. it just to give you a sense of how difficult it was for us to get to the 1st devastation, sight of city go province. after that,
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we made their way to to and from there we were able to embed with the philippine millet. she ended the reconnaissance flight over so we shall go island be now got providence. and then we had their sales dropped off a sort of go city where this situation is really dire. i mean, even for a country often battered by natural disasters, this kind of damage and devastation is unprecedented. we're talking about at least 4 provinces. many communities remain cut off. it's been almost a week since by foreign rice truck. and the situation on the ground is really difficult. it is distressing to see. for example, in 3 go 50, just like in the whole province, just like in the now i got the main issue is really food and water would spoken to civilian some of them. those in city go city will have to line up for hours that just just to be able to have potable water, potable water. 1 that they have to pay for that costs more than double already. for
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example, just like the price of rice and fuel, then we made our way to deny good province. ok, do another island that is about an hour and a half by boats where we were the 1st journalist to visit and you know, by the time the arrived it had already been 4 days since stifling rice trucks. the situation is dire, nothing was left untouched. children with barely anything to eat, no electricity, no power cut off from the rest of the world. lots of all sorts come here and i'll just here including thousands of argent times march the 20th anniversary of what was called the great crisis. 2 decades later, we look at whether there's been any change on how much would you pay for an empty canvas will tell you why it's cost a danish museum of an $84000.00 more. ah, ah.
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hello, the weather started to quiet down now across northern parts of the middle east of loss. a cloud showing up, we sink what a mix of rain, sleet and snow, had some stormy weather around northern parts of egypt into the levant. disruptive weather this, we are going to see things eating off as little as we go on through the next hours . i still a few showers just around the levant region. their temperature started to pick up damascus at around 14 celsius, one or 2 showers. they're sliding outside for turkey towards the caspian sea, want to shout, as you can see into north western parts of iran. snowy weather there ensue were afghanistan, western disturbance heading towards the far north west of india, northern parts of pakistan. notice here and cut our temperatures falling away, feeling a lot fresh over the next couple days. a 2425 decrease the best i have in offer, but at least it will be largely dry, allows you dry to north of the equator as we make away into africa. the majority of shares sitting across the equator to the south of that. plenty of
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o seasonal showers right across the seasonal belt and they do extend a fairway south zambia, seeing some heavy showers in barb, looking very wet, wet weather there too. for a good part of south africa. the ha, where to where the will make is where a little further rece woods. it's mozambique ah, the listening post cuts through the noise, we're talking about competing narrative, the modern day tools being used to perpetuate those competing narrative separating spin from fuck all 3 versions of the story and some element of the truth. but the full story remains and coaching, unpacking the stories you're being told, it's not as time story at all. it's a story about politics, the listening post, your guide to the media on a j 0. lou
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. ah, welcome back and for comment about top stories here. this our u. s. president joe biden has announced measures to limit a surge of omicron. cases include expanded tests, support for hospitals and more vaccinations, but he stopped short of coding for another lockdown. flooding in malaysia has killed at least 27 people on display. 70000 military has been called in to help rescue people still trapped in their homes and supplies are being delivered to survivors on typhoon ravaged, islands in the philippines. at least 375 people were killed, entitled ra hit, southern and central regents. more than 400000 living and evacuation centers. now we're getting report saddam's prime minister,
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abdullah hum dock is about to stand down. it's been a month after he made a deal with the military that's been criticized by protest as, as a betrayal. ham dog was kept under house arrest for a month following the military take up in october. but since that paragraph, they've been mass protest, including over the past weekend, which march the 3rd anniversary of the start of the revolution, mohammed valez and car 2 months as ham dog has been in a difficult situation. handbook is very fast rated and he has been expressing it privately and in public. sometimes about the, the amount of support that he's receiving from the people who pushed him to sign an agreement with the military and. and thus, at the same time, when his popularity waned, among the revolutionaries who have been looking at him as the savior of sudan. he placed himself in a very difficult situation in the middle between 22 sides who are loggerheads. and we have seen that if lucian,
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or is gaining momentum over the last few days with that push that led them to the gates of the presidential follies. and they are planning more demonstrations on the 25th and the 3rd and the 13th of this month. so i mean, analysts talking about how do observing a situation that is, you know, going to lead to a total failure of his policies. those policies by which she tended to reconcile between the 2, between the 2 sides. and his finally got untenable in libya, the head of the high national elections commission says he's dissolving the electoral committees and ending their work. the presidential election is scheduled for december 24th. malik trina has more now, from tripling, were just 3 days away from the scheduled 1st round of presidential elections. and there hasn't been an official announcement by the high national elections committee that the vote has been delayed. or what we saw today was the elect elections
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commission decision to dissolve. the electoral committees are basically what that means is that it has stopped the work of the, of the workers, the temporary workers that are working in the polling stations across the country. the administrators of these points stations are as clear signs, a clear indicator that this election isn't happening. now we've spoken to various political leaders and political analysts, and here's what one of them had to say. or la helene, for the oil had the leisure the elections commission had no choice with start the procedure dissolving these committees because it's clear that the election scheduled for december 24 is not happening out that so the commission cannot have as committees continue their work for an unknown period of time left. so this administrative procedure is normal, but it's an indication that libya will not see presidential or parliamentary elections in the near future yet. so i think the fear now for many libyans as that libya will now go back to square one. it took months and years for the un support mission to bring about this government of unity over negotiations over bring trying
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to bring lawyers rival sized together and, and the elections were supposed to bring, bring forth a government that, that has the legitimacy of the living people are so that the fear is now or that the situation in libya will worsen, or that the, that libyans will not be able to vote for, for those they want to leave them in at least in the near future. or the, the fear is that it may take a year or 2 and get back to the negotiating table. ah, which may takes a really long time or for an election to be possible. ah, but libby is want to be able to vote for the leadership. they also want a constitution odd that identifies the rule, the governing system in libya and what kind of powers of president has are. so we're going to have to wait and see how the political situation develops in the
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coming weeks and months. oppositional supporters in georgia demanding the release of jail, the former president macau soccer shrilly up a doctor said he was tortured in custody. thousands rallied in front of parliament in the capital to b. c. threatening a mass. hunger strike successfully was arrested in october after returning from exile in ukraine. he was convicted of abuse of power. a charger he says is politically motivated. tens of thousands of people in argentina have marked 20 years since an economic crisis sparked large scale protests and riots. known as the great crisis of 2001 years of austerity culminated with a government decision to limit cash withdrawals will ac spark outbreak on the streets and the police crack down there for 39 people dead or critics say 20 years on the situation in argentina is no different, a government's in the midst of talks with the international monetary fund to restructure $44000000000.00. it owes to reasonable reports from what has ours. so
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this building housed at disco prior to the cove. it pandemic. but the loved down and argentina's, already shaky economy, forced owner. so i can neil to adapt that. but i think if i look at what he has now filled the room with machines used to mine group took currencies. he's not only doing it for himself, but also for those who want to invest are busy, but i don't, we are good at elac and there what i, when you're in the beginning, it was very complicated and hidden. they sent us an email address and we checked to us valid though no phone ups. now everyone wants to do it yet. we rent space and the handling of the machines and we have to separate the funds because of heat and energy required to operate. and it's proven a success. neil has expanded establishing mining farms around when a site is there, located in restaurants, and on rooftops with a growing list of clients. crypto currencies have become a way for people in argentina to protect themselves from endless economic crisis
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that include inflation evaluation and now capital control. this crypto currency farms use enormous amount of electricity and they're profitable here in argentina because energy is relatively cheap if compared to other countries in the region. argentine is trying to recover from the economic effects of the pen demik. it's also well to close a 40000000000 debt agreement with the international monetary fund to establish the economy. but many fear the medicine could be worse than the disease. well, yeah, come on. really said no, no. there is no agreement with the i m f without adjustments. said this protest is the beginning of a series of moments. we will do to reject which ever agreement our country and our preston science, the die m f. as in zebra, sealant alberto for amanda says they're trying to close a deal that won't affect argentina's most vulnerable citizens. he also says an
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agreement is essential to get the economy out of the read economy. see, a deal is necessary to give argentina credibility in international markets in growth. so pet rent apple eaten gra. i think the political survival instinct, i believe, will make the government close a deal argentina macroeconomy and all the problems we face cannot resist on other crisis. the agreements with the i m f is the all, it's all the government has to establish the economy and generate expectations, which is what the country needs. argentina has had over 20 agreements with the i m f. and people here have gotten used to living in crisis and that's why they have started to find, i'll turn it gives like crypto currency mining that they hope would protect them from the fluctuations and instability of the economy at home. that he said, well, i'll just see down when a site is a jury in the trial of our former
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u. s. police officer charged with killing a black motorists has been told to carry on deliberations. if i fail to reach a verdict, kimberly possibly did not feel free to manslaughter, saying she meant to use her tanza, but drew her gun and shot down to write the kidding triggered nationwide protests. john henry has mo, from outside the court in minneapolis. all we've heard is that the jury came back with one question yesterday. they wanted to know about the timing. when kim potter consulted a defense expert that that's because there were some inconsistencies in her story about how she reacted to the shooting at the time. but we really don't know a lot more. the judge says that she wants to wrap up this case by christmas eve that's on friday. but you really has no control over how long the jury takes if they're hung, meaning they are not able to agree. they could deliberate for days until the judge determines it. they are your reconcile aubrey irreconcilable at at odds. she's
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facing manslaughter 1st degree. and 2nd degree, the total maximum that she could potentially face if you were convicted of both crimes is 25 years in prison. more typically for someone like her who doesn't have a record, it would be 7 years on the 1st agree charge and 5 on the other charge. but when that verdict comes down to the court house behind me, there will also be a verdict in the streets. minneapolis is really the epicenter of the black lives matter movement. it was here that george floyd was killed. and of course this happened during the protests over his death. so the possibility is there that there could be peaceful protests. there could also be the kind of looting and arson that we saw in the summer of 2020. so what's at stake for minneapolis is also huge, but for kim potter, she phases of potential of years in prison and for a police officer here in the united states that does not tend to go well. are you as durian delane maxwell sex trafficking trial? as asked to review, printed testimony of 3 of her accuses. it's the 2nd day of deliberations. british
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socialite maxwell pleaded not guilty to grooming teenagers for under age sex with her former boyfriend convicted sex offender, jeffrey epstein. she faces up to 70 years in prison. if found guilty. now, a museum in denmark is finding out just how much an empty canvas is worth. the frame was supposed to be filled with cash, but the artist kept it for himself. his new work is now cold, take the money and run as mama jam june reports from all bog. there is now a publican, legal dispute about whether the empty frame is not all plain 5th. just days before new cove at 19 restrictions forced the closure of museums across denmark, art enthusiasts in the city of audible. take a peek at pieces, questioning how happy we are with our jobs and why there never seem to be enough hours in the day. the exhibit is called work it out and museum director lassie
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anderson tells us one particular piece has created quite a stir. when you work with artists who they chose the way we perceive the world. and you can you can never know what you get. the constant museum of modern art certainly had no idea what they'd be in for when they loaned danish artists. yes, honey. more than half a 1000000 krona approximately $84000.00. the cash was supposed to be placed inside these frames. an attempt to recreate an earlier work by haunting and to illustrate income gaps affecting danes. but when the canvases were delivered, they were blank. hunting had decided on his own to create a new work. one he called take the money and run. my staff was really worth saying, oh my god, we don't have the options, we wander than wells, all the money the museum is displaying the piece,
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but they're also threatening legal action if the money isn't eventually returned. the controversy has both driven up attendance and sparked the debate in denmark about the true value of an artist's work. which means the constant museum now finds itself in a unique position, exhibiting a piece that some have called art, and others have labeled theft. when we meet haunting in his studio in another town, he explains how inspiration struck. do something about the an average stages in commer. why don't you do something about your own situation esl source than i saw? no, no. i'm going to fantastic piece for the show, harming, says, creating what the museum requested would have caused too much out of his own pocket . he considers the new piece a commentary on low wages and believes that makes it even more appropriate for the art show. oh, i asked if he plans to return the money. no, no, no, no,
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no. did no strictly. that's not gonna happen. back at the museum, we heard what visitors think. brilliant. if someone gave you a lot of money, i'll ask you to put them on a painting. wouldn't you be tempted? doesn't seem like an arc to me, ever thought brant blank. an argument that won't be settled any time soon. as viewers continue to ponder, how one piece can seemingly be as conceptual as it is literal. mamma, jim's room al jazeera, albert denmark, to bosnia. now where a group of migrants have escaped their daily struggle to showcase the inspiration by their journeys on the runway. their new bran seeks to shine a light on the various stages of the migrant journeys known as no nation fashioned and able started as a sewing collective, providing reusable faced masses during the public. there's been a brawl and gone as parliament during a heated debate of
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a proposed tax on the electronic transactions, several m. p 's through punches and wrestled each other while others tried to stop the fighting. the proposed e levy has been fiercely challenged by the opposition for the past month. it says the tax would hurt low income earners. several people are missing off. the torrential rain cause major flooding in the east of bolivia, rescue teams or searching flooded areas for survivors. some residence i've been brought to safety. dozens of homes have been destroyed and several rows cut off. ah, time for a quick check on the top stories here, u. s. president joe biden has announced measures to limit a surge of on the con cases. they include expanded tests, support the hospitals and more vaccinations, but he stopped short of calling for another lockdown. all these people who have not been back so you have an obligation to yourselves,
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to your family who quite frankly, i know you criticize this to your country. get faxes it now.


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