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i love the explosion inspire i still don't feel like i actually know enough about what living under fascism was life unequalled broadcasting. thumbnails have been august 9th grade for a happy al jazeera english crowd recipient of the new york festivals broadcaster of the year award for the 5th year running. ah, this is al jazeera ah, you're watching that is our life from a headquarters in del hi. i'm debbie novel gates are coming up in the next 60 minutes. iranian backed opposition in iraq take to the streets in protest as the supreme court ratified october's parliamentary election results. so maria's prime minister cries foul off to the president says he suspended him over allegations of
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corruption. vienna brings together iran and the world powers for an 8th round of talks over reviving the nuclear deal. and to her on says the priorities for lifting all the us sanctions. another winter of discontent as current of iris cases hit record highs, disrupting flight and straining medical infrastructure around the globe. and in sport, a record number of english premier league plays and staff have tested positive for cove at 19. chelsea manage its almost so cool says teams are being asked to plight too many games with welcome to the news. our iraq supreme court has ratified october's parliamentary election results. supporters of iranian backed shia groups have been rallying against the decision they were confronted by security forces near the court,
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which earlier rejected an appeal to overturn the results. but without the law had, has more from baghdad about why for testers are upset about the results. following the endorsement of iraq's parliamentary elections results. these protesters, supporters of the political parties that last many seats in the election, se they will continue protesting here, occupying areas, need above that heavily fortified green's own until their demands are met. they say that the supreme court has admitted that there have been mistakes that have been irregularities in the electoral process that could have led to vote rigging. and they say that they belong to an umbrella of our political blocks and political parties. and then they go by their decisions. on the other hand, there have been talks between rival political parties,
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other than the legal path. there have been negotiations to reach a consensus in regard to forming the, the upcoming parliament and the upcoming government. according to iraq's constitution, the 1st parliamentary session should be convened. within 15 days, from the day the supreme court induces the parliamentary elections results that have been talks between the rival factions that have been of negotiations to reach a consensus on ah, the prime minister, the new prime minister on naming the new speaker of the parliament. if they reach a consensus on that, then these protesters may leave this area. if not, then escalation might happen. let's talk about this were the musfar bella, luce,
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see he's joining us, the vice guy from a stumble. he's a middle east analysts focusing on iraq. and she or m groups, thanks for speaking to us on al jazeera. so the supreme court has made its judgements besides crying foul and protesting out on the streets and camping out as we saw in the picture. practically what can the opposition parties and their supporters do next? so there are reports in the media that they might probably preclude any any by chance by our side to form a majority government. but i don't know about the authenticity of these reports. another thing or, and other stuff that they can take as probably tried to for my majority. busy themselves and we saw in 2010 that the largest blog actually formed the government that at the time was by a molecule. and incidentally, he's the one that's trying to form the largest but this time as well. so far he probably gathered around 9900 members around him or 90 winners
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around him. but still he's still have a long road to form the largest, but you probably need another 75 members in order to form the largest block. so how rocky is that road going to be then, and also ratifying the election, now pays the way for the parliament to be inaugurated, as you know, and also for a new prime minister to be appointed, who is up for the running room. it's very difficult to impossible to a certain team will be the next prime minister. there are definitely lots of big oceans and jocelyn going on. right now. i actually started right after the end of the elections and basically have 2 visions in iraq. one is trying to continue business as usual for me and a government that continues. that's practices as it did after the toppling upside down. we're seeing that 2003 and another one basically by he made less of
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make and making it very clear that he would not accept business as usual. and he wants to grant changes to the political system and, and the conduct of the future governments. so in all of that, it's very, very difficult to, you know, know or at least pinpoint some candidates. that could be the next to the premise. there is one thing that i would say though, after the decision, i think the chances of him are a little bit higher now because the forces that were against him were defeated by this, by this decision. and look for that himself has been traditionally an opponent of external influence in iraq, both by iran, as well as by the united states. so how do you think these 2 countries are looking into this ratification now and this election results? i think the united states will probably say positively about this new development.
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maybe not so with the wrong, but nevertheless influenced. the iran is ingrained within the iraq and it's on multiple levels within like that has lots of unlike militia, has economic influence has also political influence. so it depends on the development. but if, if this is a big gift, if most of the other succeeds on forming a majority government and also we have a pure, nationalistic government, nationalistic, in the sense that a 60 rocks interest. i think we will see the beginning of the beginning of what the waving of the lines influence within iraq. but again, this is a big issue and it depends on a multitude of of factors. and it's very difficult to guess what the future will bring next week. let alone years from now within iraq,
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quite complicated with iraq and we thank you so much. i'm a sub lucy for joining us from a stumble. now the 8th round of talks to revive iran 2015 nuclear deal with world powers is getting underway in vienna. iran for a minister ones guarantees that us sanctions will be lifted on iranian oil sales. he says it's the most important issue for it to run. fears or growing that time is running out to salvage. the deal has room to move it as best suited. one of the topics on the agenda for the ongoing nuclear talks is a guarantee and verification of sanctions remove. the most important thing for us is that words and issues should take us to a point where iran's oil is being sold without any barriers. and it's money arise in our bank accounts, the form of foreign currency that we should be able to enjoy the full economic concessions that have been defined under the nuclear deal. they will not talk calendar way. let's bring endorsement of our joining us from vienna. so dorothy, what is the likelihood that these a throne of talks will be the final rounds?
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well, many of the parties involved here are hoping that will be the case, but it's a very complicated issue. it's very technical issue when it comes. so discussing are on nuclear program and everything that's happened since the u. s. left a deal and impose a series of christening sanctions on her on at it's going to take time for the parties to unravel everything and for everybody to come to some kind of an agreement, the radians say, as we heard from the foreign minister that they want the main issue right now is the lifting of those sanctions. iran was once opec's, 4th largest producer of oil, selling nearly $3000000.00 barrels of oil per day. since the us sanctions came into place they're selling now a less than a 1000000 a day. so the country's economy has really suffered, that is the main points of contention here. and the ratings of said, unless those sanctions are lifted, there really isn't much to talk about in terms of iran coming back to full compliance. but many of the parties that have come back to vienna on monday say
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they're hopeful that this round is going to be one of the longest. and they're hoping that that means it will be the last, the americans have told us there are that they're hoping they're radians, who come back here are more serious than before their radiance for their, their part led by the rating deputy foreign minister. alibaba. connie has said that they are more serious than anybody else here. so there's really a lot going on here. the radians have met with the chinese and the russians. that joint commission has just wrapped up for the day here. and the talks will continue till the rest of the week. we understand they'll be a few days of break for the new year, and they will resume on monday. and some of the people that we spoken to. if analysts believe that this round the 8th round, presumably could be their last round, then they're expecting it to go on well into january, possibly february. so there is some kind of slight hope that this could be defined around as a result of all parties. now say these talks cannot go on indefinitely and there needs to be some kind of resolution. okay, thank you so much for the time being ga bar, you're reporting from vienna. so to pick up on what dorothy was saying,
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let's look at the sticking points between iran and the u. s. that have been stalling the negotiations up until this point to her on one's financial compensation for the losses. it's experience. that's because of us sanctions, which it once lifted immediately. and that includes sanctions on its oil exports as you've been hearing that or it's economic lifeline and main source of revenue. but washington has demands as well, including guarantees that iran will not enrich uranium beyond 3.76 percent. the u. s. allies also in toronto lift restrictions on inspectors from the international atomic energy agency. for a tough with checking iran's nuclear sites, haven't, there is as easy as a visiting fellow at the german institute for international security affairs. he says, the economic pressure that iran is under necessitates a deal. main problem i think is in terms of the grantees that this 2 sides
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wants from each other. i mean on the right hand side, they want the listing sanctions to be prior to iran, going back to its commitments on the other side. united states wants us to see some seriousness on the side. so i think this is the most complicated. the guarantees with regard to your program is easier said she, because as long as you're not committed to entity and i remember all the i a yay. the extra step is why it's to the inspector. it's kind of guarantee that the united states can have, but the thing is that on the other side, how can you make sure that, you know, the sanctions are mostly will be kind of enforced again, or they are actually listed on the on axis. so this is the most complicated part, it honestly kinetic solutions. negotiate kind of deal because of the, the evaluation of the current problems because of the international
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trends. what i'm the other hand, you know, kind of public pressure, that's the current administration feels because they were the ones who are closing ro, honeys approach to the deal. so if they take it, you know, kind of easily on the united states and they get back to the next or congressman without getting something that they can send to the public. there could be a kind of huge setback for them. so my us prime minister mohammed has, and rebel has ordered military forces to take orders directly from him. that's after president of de la for my jo, suspended him on allegations of corruption and abuse of power. both of traded accusations about delaying the elections. bernard smith has more somali as president says, the prime minister suspected a corruption and is now suspend mohammed of the law. mohammed accuses mohammed
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robel of stealing land owned by the army. the prime minister says the move in direct to shaka, so mighty yet i would like to clarify to the somali people that the government in the transition of faith is responsible for leading the country and wanting to various state institution. the armed forces should take orders from the government and the prime minister's office to anyone who disagrees with. we have to present it to did your delivery that going to do. and it's the latest round in a long running dispute between the 2 leaders. they 1st clashed in april, when the president, unilaterally extended his boy by 2 years that prompted army factions loyal to each man to seize rival positions in margaret issued the president's constitutional mandate expired in february, and he stayed on and tried a very similar power grabbed in april this year,
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which led to fighting in the streets of mogadishu and, and would have it probably concluded in his overthrow. if a deal hadn't been negotiated to produce elections for parliament and president. by the end of this year, the u. s. embassy in somalia has urged de escalation from both sides. bernard smith, i'll desert the weather. garad is an expert on some ali politics from the university of birmingham and he explains how this escalating dispute could come to an end. the president has no unconstitutional powers to sack the only person who can site the prime minister is the poem parliament and, and on a majority of votes. however, and the president is to quote, custodian of the constitution. i'm the god of the fundamental principles of the country and the prime minister has been accused of stealing
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a land from him and some other naval novel. false. i am aaliyah's and obstruction of law. and on top of that he has been accused valuable. are the mandate of implementing the election has lapsed, which was and 20202021. and the president and the prime minister. both of them are calling for national and conciliation. the ball is in the hands of and federal been been states. i'm villa somalia and to sit down again and, and, and, and, and map out the way out and, and plan to, to, to, to implemented the election. the upcoming election, which has elapsed, which was on 2022 and $1.00 but lapsed now and, and to make the country wait for 20 more had on the al jazeera in his hour, including this thousands free me and mars fighting between government. and i think
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korean forces intensifies was how doctors are coping in the democratic republic of congo, a country with the lowest vaccination rate in the world, in sport. another batting can laugh, sleeves, england, on the brink of a 3rd street defeats against australia with so the army kron variance is casting a shadow over the new year. as current of iris cases rise sharply around the world . us president joe biden has promised to rapidly increase the level of corona virus testing, and he spoken to state governors and admitted the previous level of testing wasn't good enough. we went from no over the counter testing january to 46000000 and october 100000000 in november and almost 200000000 december. but it's not enough. it's clearly not enough provide. we'd known we would have gone harder quicker if we could up and for a 3rd day in a row this holiday season,
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us airlines were forced to counsel more than $700.00 flights, leaving hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded at airports. meanwhile, the u. k. government has ruled out new cobra, 1900 restrictions for england before the new year. instead, people are urged to remain cautious. more than 98000 cases have been reported in the past 24 hours alone. in a moment, we'll get more on those developments out of the you. k, very challenging standing by for us in london. the 1st, let's bring in our white house correspondent kimberly hallett from washington dc. so what does the white house his response to the criticism for how it's been handling the testing? kimberly we've heard there you as president joe biden, defending his administration's response thus far, explaining that when he came into office there was a shortage of tests and now there appear to be many more then people had anticipated. but what i can tell you is, well, that might be true, there still aren't enough to deal with this alma,
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crohn's surgeon. so the biden administration has proposed that in january 500000000 tests, rapid tests will be available to americans. but this is many, are you too little too late, given the fact that already we're seeing surges as a result of americans congregating and gathering to celebrate not only american thanksgiving, but also christmas. and now we're headed into the new year celebration. and part of the reason that the by the administration is being asked repeatedly about it's testing capacity is because there's new reporting that suggests that the by the administration may have been offered as many as 750000000 tests. and i planned to distribute them back in october, but they reject it. now. the president was asked about this directly as he departed from the white house in just the last hour or so. he flat out said that they didn't reject this plan, but he certainly didn't to explain what that reporting meant or why these other
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tests are being offered so late. so this is probably not going to sit very well. a lot of the president's critics and even some of his supporters who are experiencing the problems of the abra crohn variant 1st had. all right, thank you so much. kimberly for that updates from washington dc. not to worry challenz was joining us from london. so really what are the chances of new restrictions for england soon? i think that pretty much neil's certainly this side of the new year. that is exactly what such java, the u. k. health secretary has announced in the last hour or so, basically saying that, you know, the data that they've seen, they've analyzed suggests that they don't need to do anything just yet. he said they'll keep on looking at it and off the new year. then if the situation worse than this, then they're not going to rule out bringing any new restrictive measures in. but clearly, i think for us, johnson has decided that a,
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it would have been difficult to get me restrictive measures through because his cabinet is opposed to it. his back benches are opposed to it and also be looking at the new data about alma krohn about the severity of m a crohn. they have decided that they can afford, i think for the, for the moments at least to wait and see. all right, thank you. very challenge reporting from london while we'll stay with london and speak to mark connor brown, who is a medical host historian, excuse me, and a senior lecturer at city university london. thank you for joining us. on the al jazeera news hour. i know that you've been making the comparison between this pandemic on the russian influenza that took place back in 1890. you say there are similarities. we ask you how so? oh, i am quite a few actually. so, and if you remember when the standard stars of everyone was saying less, less comparing it to the 1918 influenza pandemic. but i'm kind of,
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it only had 3 waves and they were all over within 12 months. by contrast, this pandemic when i drew near 3. so i mean in many ways it resembles the russian drones of which officially started making 9 g. i ran to 80. ready 92 but then there was a 4th wave in 1995 and 5th waive a late 90. ready 8. ready ready and even at the end of that decade of the turn of the century, people was still complaining about the russian friends. another similarity is that a lot of people complain complained of these long covert type symptoms. so there seems to be a parallel there as well. so what can we learn by looking at that pandemic, and what lessons can be applied to what's happening today? well, i think the lessons, the medical history, we wish not any looked one condo, but save a go back to the. ready 16th century, when we had repeated and
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a episodes of plague in a plague appeared and reappeared on, you know, it lasted for, for several decades. likewise, cholera, they were cholera kept me back to the 19th century. under those cycles, we wouldn't have vaccines. we didn't have sophisticated medical care, there was no charles or there was no what unities about people ben's license. so people had to socially distance essentially. and in some cases. ready communities took extraordinary sacrifices to prevent a infection transmitting to neighboring parishes. so i think a particular old story of the villages of i am in dog russia who in 1665 a close, you know, all entrances to the city. and i sat out the play and even the things like that to exchange goods with villages and other towns they would, you know, leave money in, in the disinfectants or leave taxes only. ready as
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a result. so people have been living with pandemic and infectious disease for a very, very long time. the real lesson is we'd need to collectively, right? we need to act in our collective interest, not selectively a cove. it isn't just a health challenge. it's a social and moral charge, right. and when it comes to the issue of vaccines, i mean, you hear from like the world health organization, which is i'm saying that countries need to ramp up their vaccine rollouts. but given the number of mutations that we've seen so far as a result of the corona virus, are in a situation now where vaccines are going to be a yearly occurrence like the flu vaccine. yes, i think that's almost certainly will. after all, i mean we vaccine routing routinely for flu or all chill chill children. a routinely bites elated for the measles that meningitis and other diseases that. ready in, in former times, used to kill many,
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many hundreds of thousands of children every year. so we've made huge progress and back seems a part of that story. and i think we have to realize that, you know, they may be a boost to vaccines, but also vaccines against these new met, new variances, a moving target has counseling bold it um. busy but vaccines cannot be the whole answer. okay, cuz we already know that even though vaccine is your best protection, there are variants that can break through the protection from back seeds and still cause people to ill. and in some cases, even be hospitalized. so you have to do other things we have to do keep wearing miles, you know of you for me, it's crazy frances, that are the british government is showing no real leadership on this. it's sitting a waiting and hoping that the data won't turn out to be as bad as it could turn. but why do that we have, we learned nothing from the the 3 wave, the 3 prime waves of those virus,
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you know. busy it's no use sort of sitting on the fence and wishing or hoping things will be better different next. how. what do you need to? what would yourself, what are you, what, what, what would you like to see right now and is this virus is era, we just going to have to learn how to live with this virus? yes, we are. it's all about what level of risk we as a society. busy deem acceptable, and i stress the word society because we can't all act as though only our rights matter, although i'm willing to accept more risk. so you should also, you know, we live in communities and, you know, with living in society, come up obligations as well as rights. one of those obligations is to protect the vulnerable. i happen to believe, you know, that the highest principle of any democratic society is that it protects the hell of. busy the least by hon and,
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and the most ris so well that means this even if we don't personally. ready feel at great risk, we have a duty to reduce the risk to others and that means. ready wearing bass mass on trains on public transport enclosed spaces. i don't think that's a big cost that should be just that will be automatically built into our. busy lives along with social distancing. ready as necessary i don't think though. ready that we should have the lockdown. right. i think the one good thing is that we can endlessly expect a politician to direct as hell to behave. right. we have to collectively. ready be able to make these decisions ourselves. and i think a christmas, for instance, london, like we've seen people doing that there was really no guidance from the government . but the vast majority of people i know, you know, tested every day and make sure they isolated and you know, maybe that would mean not signing up at christmas or the rest of the family. right . ok, thank you so much for speaking to us from the get to get your thank you. still ahead
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on the all the 0 who's our rescue teams are working to reach those tropic flooding in north eastern brazil. i'm phil laval and rural texas, which suddenly finds itself as one of the top big coin destinations in the world. but why all the mine is heading here? find out more later than we can support. there's still no action on the ice in the national hockey league and he will be here with that story. i'm on ah and right off the bat, we're getting to your weather forecasts for the middle east. hello everyone. we've got some rain come in for the golf. here's where it's going to start sudan stretching over the red sea into western areas of saudi. now throughout the week, this energy will continue to chug along toward the east. so i'm going to put this
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several days out. now here we are in the gulf on thursday, and we've got widespread rain here, even the risk of some thunder downpours. so the potential to see some flash flooding here della has a high 23 degrees. another place we have seen a lot of rain is southern pakistan that's now starting to scoot out and push into northwestern. india on tuesday is stumble, prepare for it. we're going to lock into another gloomy stretch. it's not going to be a washout, but we've got some gray days ahead and some showers over the next little bit and your temperature slip just slightly below where they should be for this year, but of cool air for eastern portions of central africa. so hot tomb 28 degrees a d sob about 23, but we will look toward the west. that's where the heat is leg offset 33, then we've got our storms through the tropics of africa down toward the south. here's the situation. the bulk of all of that energy in eastern south africa is pushed out toward the sea. but phyllis showers a day in cape town on tuesday with
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