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but under the same plan, you know, i can't do a story about parachuting and not jump out of a plane as we climb up. the teams mentally prepare for their job. i try to do the same then minutes later, once the earth is just a blurb below, it's time to free fall. ah! a raft of new measures announced to hell battle the army crowns surged, sweeping across the us. ah! you're watching all jazz or a light from a headquarters in del, find any novel gave the also coming up a wait and see approach for the variance in the u. k. prime minister boris johnson promises and no lockdown before christmas. doesn't still missing in malaysia after
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severe flooding while much needed supplies, finally reached survivors of typhoon rye in the philippines and uncertain times we look at what's behind a dire stop shortage in denmark. hello days before christmas. u. s. president joe biden is warning millions of unvaccinated americans to get the job saying it's not to control, but to save lives, the only cron variant now accounts for the majority of new infections across the country. while he has rejected the need for locked owns the president has ramped up measures to test and tackle the spread. kimberly, how can begins are coverage from washington d. c. i'm a crohn has gripped the united states. 73 percent of new cases are now attributed to that highly contagious variant. testing sites across the u. s. are packed in
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cleveland. this new dr. up testing site with 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 us 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 disease and
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death is vaccination. all these people who not been vaccinated, you have an obligation to yourselves, to your family, and quite frankly, i know we criticize this to your country shortly after taking office by the reverse, his predecessors withdrawal from the world health organization to unify the global fight against cove it on tuesday, secretary of state lincoln announced an additional 580000000 will be sent to the w h. whoa. to set up programs to get the and vaccinated their 1st shot. but it may already be too late. we are going to be far behind what is needed for the on the kron search and asked because of how transmissible this variant is. this may be one of the fastest spreading pathogens in madison that we've ever seen. so all of these efforts that they announced today are excellent,
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but my concern is that they're not going to be rolled. busy 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? seeing in other countries, the white house hopes expanded testing will prevent the need for such restrictions . in the united states. kimberly health hit al jazeera, the white house, portugal has imposed. the number of new corona virus restrictions is on. the kron cases, rise. nightclubs on bars have been ordered to close and people must now work from home. outdoor gatherings are now limited to 10 people per group on new years eve,
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a negative current current of virus test is also required to enter public places. portugal has one of the world's highest vaccination rates. on the u. k prime minister boris johnson is expected to announce restrictions for the new year. on tuesday, he rejected the idea of imposing them before christmas. there has been a record number of infections with more than 90000 new cases in the past few days. what i can say to night is it naturally we can't rule out any further measures after christmas, and when a keep a constant eye on the data will do ever 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. horn challenge has more on the situation across the u. k. 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. at the 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 the 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 aunt is a bad,
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it will be too late to do anything about it and the house service will be swamped. 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 party 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. while the government has also announced $1300000000.00, an extra support for businesses hit hard by the virus. taken together, i'm confident that these measures will help hundreds of thousands of businesses and the millions of people that they employ a course where 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. today the grants that we've outlined up to 6000 pounds are comparable
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to the growth that we provide is the hospitality businesses when they were completely closed earlier this year. on north of the border at ambrose new your, the street party has been cancelled for the 2nd year in a row. no restrictions will come into effect the day after christmas. the number of people indoors and outdoors will also be limited. scotland is struggling with current virus infections driven by the army. kron variance. israel may become the 1st country to roll out a 4th dose of the coven, 1900 vaccine. a government panel has recommended that people above 60 get the job. prime minister natalie bennett says it will help fight on the chrome spread. it comes as israel reported its 1st death from ami chrome on tuesday. on to other news, sun, severe weather is having a devastating and in some cases, unprecedented impact on large parts of southeast asia. in malaysia flooding has killed at least 27 people in display. $70000.00 dozens are missing after days of
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torrential rain trigger. and some of the worst flooding in the years, military is rescuing people, still trapped in their homes. florence louise covering the story. she's joining us from color them port. so what is the latest on the floods that how expensive has the damage been florence that the damage is quite extensive. i mean, we're talking about at least 7 states that are still inundated with flood waters and the 70000 people displaced. the worst affected area is perhaps the central state in peninsula malaysia in this state alone there about 42000 people in temporary evacuation centers. as of this morning and us officials say that the water levels and some of the main rivers in the state are still dangerously high. and they've said that people living near those areas will have to be prepared to leave their homes when told to do so. now in some urban areas, it's the flood waters have begun to recede, but in many areas, people are still unable to go home. so they're not, they're really able to go back and assess the damage. but we've seen pictures of
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how many homes were flooded up till the 1st floor. we've seen pictures of people taking shelter on the balconies on the roof. so we know the damage is extensive and $18.00 organization estimates that it will take up to maybe $2500.00 for people to repair their homes and to replace furniture and appliances. and that's a lot of money for people in malaysia, and the monsoon season is expected to last till february. so we could, so there's a potential for more rain and more flooding in the weeks and months to come so far as how the government's responding to criticism that it hasn't responded quick enough to help the victims of those floods aside. so there's still a lot of anger, public anger at how the government has responded to this to, to the floods. i mean, people say, but there are some people who still haven't received aid, who still haven't been as whose stuff and gotten food, who was still trapped in their homes. days after the was flooding occurred. many,
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just many a questioning why government, why the government has been so slow to respond. and the thing why they're asking why there was a lack of flood preparedness especially given this is the monsoon season. not only that, people are questioning why that wasn't a warning system in place, and the prime minister said over the weekend, but the amount of rain that fell last week in 2 days was equivalent to what the peninsula, malaysia would normally receive and a month. but some with experts are saying that malaysia should have the technology that's able to for cause the sort of weather system because the heavy rainfall was actually caused by a tropical depression. and so the questions about not just the lack of the slow response, but the lack of flood warning system that's in place. the prime minister hasn't knowledge that there were weaknesses in the government's response, but he will seem to suggest that this isn't the sole responsibility of the federal government and that state governments have to shoulder some responsibility as well . ok, thank you so much. florence louis reporting from kuala lumpur. well over in the
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philippines, slide, food, excuse me, water and medical supplies are now being delivered to survivors on typhoon robbins islands in the country. at least 375 people were killed when typhoon right pummeled southern and central regions, while some are returning home more than 400000 people are still living in evacuation center is jemila. dugan is a manila with the latest on the situation. 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, we made their way to be 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,
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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 city. 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. both the water. 1 that they have to pay for that costs more than double already. for example, just like the price of rice and fuel, then we made our way to the 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,
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no power cut off from the rest of the world. still had on 0 reports, the 2 duns prime minister intends to step down a month after he was reinstated, under and deal with the military rulers, christmas and occupied in east jerusalem church leaders there say christian groups are being driven out of the old city by jewish settlers ah hello, the weather remains cold and quiet across much of europe at the moment, sir rat, blocking area of high pressure, we had just around the airport to shower us, now sinking its way for the southwards into continental europe, to the east of that. this is where we got some bitterly cold weather coming in.
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temperatures running around $1415.00 degrees below average there for moscow over the next couple of days, minus 19 celsius in the heat of the day or wednesday it will gradually warm up. after that, we're already start to see things warming up cross western parts though, as i hi, just not just a little further east was so we could get up into double figures in london and paris as we go on into thursday last because about cloud and rain spilling in from the atlantic, i see on the way it does warm up at this time of the year. the son of course, still very weak and he just reaching the winds to so. so now we are saying that we're to whether making his way into island pushing across into a northern ireland, scotland, nor the parts of england and wales as we go on 3 way to stay and pushing through as we go into thursday some way. whether to just around the western parts of spain, southern a respite into a good part of portugal. some of that rain will also effect parts of morocco over the next couple of days. and still looking very unsettled from ne, in egypt. ah,
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hello again, the boring announcement. there were this hour. who was president joe biden has announced measures to limit a surge if on the wrong cases. they include expanded tests support for hospitals on more vaccinations, but he stopped short of calling for another lockdown, flooding and malaysia has killed at least 27 people in this place. 70000. the military has been called in to help rescue people still trapped in their home. aid is being delivered to survivors on typhoon roberts islands in the philippines. at least 375 people were killed when typhoon rye hit southern and central regions. more than 400000 people are living in evacuation centered. there are reports that su dunn's prime minister de la hand doc is about to stand down. he was reinstated in november after he made a deal with the military. but it's been criticized by for testers as a betrayal. handle was kept under house arrest for a month following the military takeover in october. there been mass protest since
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that power grabbed the how much vol isn't cartoon and says handle has been in a difficult situation. handbook is very fast later than 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 that's at the same time when his popularity waned. among beneficiaries 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 art loggerheads. and we have seen that evolutionary is gaining momentum over the last few days. with that push that led them to the gates of the presidential palace and they are planning more demonstrations on the 25th and the 3rd and the 30th of this month. so i mean, analysts talking about how do observing a situation that he's, you know,
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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. the head of libya's elections commission has the souls the electoral committees just days before the presidential election. no official announcement hasn't made, but the move effectively postponed to vote scheduled for december 24th. the rules and regulations had been disputed. some of the presidential candidates, including the warlords, fell if a half that have latin been ghazi to discuss the collapsing electoral process. malik trina has more from tripoli, 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 commission decision to dissolve. the electoral committees are basically what that
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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 le helene for the earl, had the leisure the elections commission had no choice with the 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 say 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, are 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 that identifies the rule, the governing system in libya and what kinds of powers of president have. so we're going to have to wait and see how the political situation develops in the coming weeks and months. is really 4th is have shot dead. a young palestinian man after
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claims he tried to run over is really soldiers and the occupied west bank is really military say the man crashed his car into military jeep after being shot to his really soldiers were also reportedly wounded. now israel is denying christians are being driven out of occupied is jerusalem's old city. ahead of christmas. christian groups having choose jewish settlers of harassment and say, border closers. as a result of covered 19 or targeting only them. harry faucet reports from the old city and occupied east jerusalem. well usually at this time of year, the square here in front of the church of the lease applicant would be thronged with christian pilgrims in the run up to christmas. the omicron search and the very strong travel restrictions imposed by the israeli government have put paid to that in its stead. though in the run up to christmas, we have a row of red proportions between the church leaders here and the old city and the israeli government. last week, those leaders put out
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a statement in which they talked about what have been happening in recent years. they say pressure on christian communities throughout the holy land in the form of a tax on churches, desecration, a church property, intimidation of christian communities, the purchase of christian property here in the christian quarter by what they call radical groups. a reference to the sort of secular activity over the name it as such that we've seen in recent years now they are careful in that statement to pay tribute to the israeli government commitment to christian life to freedom of worship. nonetheless, there has been a very strong rebuttal coming from the very foreign ministry saying that these claims are baseless a distortion of the reality on the ground. they talk about that commitment to freedom of worship, and they say it's infuriating that these church leaders don't talk about pressure on christian communities elsewhere in the middle east. the strength of this response follows what we've seen published in the u. k. media in recent days, an article by the head of the latin patriarch it here in jerusalem. also by the
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archbishop of canterbury, the most senior figure in the anglican church in which he talks about a hot cry coming from christians in the holy land. the jury angela maxwell sex trafficking trial has asked to review, print to testimony of 3 of her users that are socialized. maxwell pleaded not guilty to grooming teenagers for under age sex with her former boyfriend and convicted sex offender, jeffrey epstein. she faces up to 70 years in prison if found guilty. a jury in the trial of a former us police officer charged with killing a black motorists have been told to carry on deliberations. if they fail to reach a verdict, kimberly potter pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, saying she meant to use her taser, but drew her gun and shot dante writes, the killing triggered nationwide protests. 100 has more from outside. the court in minneapolis. all we've heard is that the jury came back with one question yesterday
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. they wanted to know about the timing. when kim potter consulted a defense expert. 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 can deliberate for days until the judge determined that they are, you're reconcile every irreconcilable at give, at odds. she's 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
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a verdict in the street. minneapolis is really the epicenter of the black lives matter movement. it was here that george lloyd was killed. and of course this happened during the protests over his death. so the possibility is there that there to be peaceful projects, there could also be the kind of leading an 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 attention years in prison for a police officer here in the united states that does not tend to go well. several people are missing after torrential rain cause major flooding and bolivia. rescue teams are searching for survivors. some residents have been carried to safety. dozens of homes have been destroyed and several roads cut off. opposition supporter, as in georgia or demanding the release of jailed, former president mc out 2nd. believe dr. say he was tortured in custody on tuesday . thousands rallied in front of parliament and a capital tbilisi threatening and mass hunger strike. second,
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billy was arrested in october after returning from exile in ukraine. he was convicted of abuse of power. a charge he says is politically motivated. in bosnia a group of migrants have escaped their daily struggles to showcase the inspiration behind their journeys on the fashion runway. there are new bran seeks to shine a light on the various stages of a migrant journey known as no nation fashion. that labor started as a sewing collective, providing reusable face masks during the pandemic. strong economic growth in denmark is expected despite a surgeon cover 19 cases. the unemployment rate is low, but job vacancies are to record high staff shortages are having a dire impact, particularly in hotels and restaurants. well, how much i'm doing reports from copenhagen as the manager of this business hotel and copenhagen, susanna learned should not be checking guests in your class. but denmark has more
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job vacancies than at any time in at least 10 years. so the added responsibility falls upon her at any given hour. susanna can also be found running the front desk, answering phones occasionally, even tidying up so that she says that at the height of the pandemic life, there was even more to do more cleaning rooms, sometimes flushing toilets, that. i mean, it's hundreds of toilets. we need to flush, we needed to clean that the whole public area. that's normally housekeeping. you do that. while the labor shortage has made things particularly difficult for denmark's hospitality sector. economists say one thing that's helped both hotels and restaurants is the hiring of foreign workers. susanna is swedish and says that makes sense for both employers and employees. we earn more money here in denmark.
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the number of draw vacancies may be soaring, but denmark is also experiencing low unemployment rates, economic experts believe those 2 trends showcase how well the danish economy had been emerging from the impacts of coven 19 until alma crohn. the variant of the corona virus is beginning to darken outlooks. those are concerned that we're going to lot down again. and on top of that, you also have the issue about increasing prices, and therefore, you see inflation around copenhagen masks are back along with signs on doors. making people question just how festive the season will be. capacity limits and stores and restaurants are being introduced just days before christmas. a time when danes look forward to doing their holiday shopping and gathering with loved ones. olivia ken rig work, serving food and drinks at this restaurant,
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which like so many others in copenhagen was already struggling to hire staff. now things are even more tenuous. i think all of the people who work in the hospitality business or of course of course concerned it's sad that the christmas again, this year will be affected by commit. a time normally reserved for festivity now filled once more with uncertainty. how much am drama does ita company ah hello again. the headlines on al jazeera u. s. president joe biden has announced measures to limit a surge of ami kron cases. they include expanded tests, support for hospitals and more vaccinations, but he stopped short of calling for another lockdown. all these people who've not
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been back so you have an obligation to yourself to your family. and quite frankly, i now get criticized this.


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