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ah oh i know we're all tired and frustrated about the pandemic. these coming weeks are going to be challenging. please wear your mask in public to protect yourself and all that really get through this. another plea from the u. s. president for americans to get vaccinated and where mosques to fight soaring corona virus infections. ah, a good. this is al jazeera, alive from doha, also coming up tennis. tom novak joke of it's gets
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a controversial curve at vaccine exemption. on the eve of the australian open, the 1st criminal charges related to the assassination of haiti's president ronald moiz. a former military officer from columbia appears in court. and police fire tear gas again has protest is demonstrating against the military take to the streets in pseudo. ah, the u. s. has become the 1st country to report a 1000000 corona virus cases in a single day, a combination of the delta and all that con variance a driving record infection numbers. u. s. president joe biden says the keys are beating the outbreak is for the unvaccinated to get bad jobs. al jazeera john hendrick begins, are coverage from washington dc with the latest coven variance, soaring to record highs. president joe biden began with a warning,
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and i'll give it to you straight as i promised you. i always would. we're going to say, as you all have been hearing continued rise in cases. then in his address to the nation, he offered reassurance. if you're vaccinated and boosted, you are highly protected. you know, be concerned about, i'm a crime, but don't be alarmed. the alma crohn variant is surging, setting a single day record with more than a 1000000 new infections over running test centers. leaving many more wondering if they 2 are contagious. the less lethal than previous variance, and the crown is more infectious, threatening to overrun hospitals and threatening even children who are largely unvaccinated cove. it in a very short period of time has become one of the leading medical causes of death for children in this country. so i think it's about time that we stopped downplaying the significance of coven for children. the explosive contagion hit
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hardest in the u. s. his families gathered for the christmas holiday season, cancelling understaffed flights in setting off a wave of vaccine and re masking mandates across the us where positive coven tests have surged from 5 percent to 20 percent since november. many schools returned from the winter break online only, but here in washington and in new york, where positive tests have grown from 3 percent to 33 percent, schools are open for business. new york mayor insists that school is the safest place for children. if you look last year 2020, you witness that the transmission rates was less than one percent inside a school in a household. it was over 15 percent back in washington, president biden ended with a plea for the 35000000 eligible americans who remain and vaccinated. please take
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advantage of what's available. please. in a nation where one's view of vaccination can depend on one's political affiliation, it seems certain that that's a plea that it least for some will fall on deaf ears. john henderson al jazeera washington, of course, has a lot more data consider than just the record number of new cases in the u. s. p. has come out santa maria, with a look at some of the figures behind the headline. a 1000000 coven tases in one day is obviously a huge issue for the united states. but there is a little more nuance and even some slightly good news when you go behind the numbers. so let's start with this. the 1st chart we've got from our world and data . this is looking at cumulative cases of covered 90, not daily cases. this is, everything has been over the pandemic up the top. there we are now looking at $55000000.00 plus cases of covert throughout the pandemic. so if you're getting 1000000 of those cases in one day, in a pandemic, that's the last 2 years. that is clearly a huge issue. the good news, though,
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if i can use that phrase, is the death, right? it's not going up. certainly not the highs that we saw there. this was a year ago when there were around 3 and a half 1000 deaths a day. at this point, we're now down to about 1200 a day, which is still a lot. but as you can see from the trend, there it is quite erratic to was the end, but it's not going up at any great rate. the big concern is probably when we're talking about infection numbers is the positivity right. them explain it this way. this graph shows covered tests per $1000.00 people. that's the metric we're using. now this shows that there are 4 out of every $1000.00 people being test at a rate of 4 tests per $1000.00 people. now again, look at the end of the graph. it's not going up, there is no massive increase in testing numbers. and we know there is a problem with testing kit availability in the united states at the testing, staying at the same sort of level 4 out of a 1000. but look at the positivity, right?
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this is the number of cases or the percentage of cases that are positive out of each test. now, down here it was at around 5 percent. this is only be a couple of months ago. it is now at 22 percent. 22 percent positivity rate amongst tests in america. that is all micron at work that more transmissible contagious variant. a 2nd city in china has been put in the lockdown of to reports of new corona virus cases. jo, jo is a city of more than a 1000000 in central hannon province. the restrictions of similar to those imposed for the past 2 weeks in the industrial hub of she and the days people there have been complaining about food shortages officials of washing to contain even small outbreaks with the winter olympics and beijing now less than a month away showing it cindy allowed social work, major hall 0 cases in communities means a future situation where all new infections are found among close contacts,
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who are already in quarantine, to achieve 0 cases in communities as to create good conditions for an extent to gradually downgrading virus kids. this and so for the 1st time in 3 months, hong kong is found a case of corona virus, that it hasn't been able to trace, that could mean that there are more cases going undetected. health officials of wanting the latest infection is likely to be from the omicron variant on kong liter . carrie lam recently pushed back plans for more restrictions. novak joker that she has received the medical exemption to compete in the australian open the tournament has curve at 19 vaccination restrictions in place. it's director says that joker, which has not been granted any special favor. the top ranking tennis player has refused to reveal whether he's been inoculated warner from sarah clark and brisbin, who has the latest reaction to the decision. the response has been swift and people are angry. and as you can imagine that we're dealing with the, the whole city of the brain i've been being milburn this city has had to endure one
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of the longest commit have locked down in the world and strongly had by some of the toughest travel restrictions, not just domestically but overseas and suddenly we've got the exemption for medical reasons being made for the world number one and the victorian government as well as the p. o. kenneth israel and the intent is open. they've denied that dr. beach has received special treatments. they've acknowledged that people in australia. my father was very frustrating, but they thought that he met the criteria to be gradually special permission for a medical exemption to be back nice enough to process. i said before i bust and rigorous, but those decisions based on 2 independent assessment. now the criteria for being the other 3 crouching part of the criteria. number one, having this reaction to the back thing. number tubing, a recovered types of private number 3. having undergone major surgery, now kenneth is driving the actual toilet. seo said he cannot disclose what the
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medical conditions are that up to job, which he thought it right to struggle as we speak. but he did know that 26 people have applied to this exemption. and only hannibal had been granted permission. i had met this criterion of course, john bitch, a, one of the south korea ministry says that the north has fired an unidentified projectile. the launch happened up north korea's east coast last week, north korean leader kim jong, and said that he'd continue to build up military capabilities. the main suspects and the killing of haiti's presidents juvenile noise has appeared in the u. s. federal court for the 1st time. a former officer in columbia's military mario palacios was extradited from panama. he is the 1st to face criminal charges in connection with the murder in july, which triggered a political crisis in the caribbean nation. authorities of arrested dozens of people, but no one has been formerly charged. al jazeera mike hannah has more from washington
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d. c. on the case against mario palacios. well, he has now been formally charged in a miami federal court having been brought in by f. b. i, agents from panama, which is where he was arrested while boarding a flight. it is reported to jamaica. now he is a sum of one of some, 2 dozen former colombian commandoes who were employed by a miami security firm earlier last year. c t u security. they would then deployed to haiti initially it is said as a personal protection group, there to protect political figures within haiti. however, it does appear according to prosecutors that this then moved into basically what became an assassination squad and palacio is set to be one of the 5 members who actually entered the compound of that. then haitian president opened on boise and
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assassinated him on july. the 7th, 3 of the others were with him, were killed during that operation. there are another 18 it is believed, fill in detention within a t. they have not faced any form of charges. so obviously a lot of questions for mario palostio in terms of exactly what happened, who was responsible for the actual killing of the haitian president. and very importantly, who was the brains behind this whole operation? now, many had insisted that the u. s. was in some way involved, but the fact that the u. s. has now brought its 1st prosecution in connection with the case a very important detail indeed f b i. agents have been assisting the haitian police for a large period of time. now, in the inquiry into the assassination, but this particular arrest, the particular case may cost more light on all the events that happened back in july. last yes. the un security council is calling on sedans. general, some protest leaders to sit down and talk of stem instructions continue against
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military rule. andrew chappelle reports thousands, ignore a ban on protests and choose to hit the streets anyway, it's been 2 days since the prime minister stepped down. well, at least from the resignation of humboldt will not affect our position. what is built on falsehoods will remain wrong. and the case from the very beginning was wrong. the demands of the protest movement is still united and we are holding the flag of the resistance committee in different locations, sects, and cultures. there's been protest like this since october's military takeover when prime minister of dela hm doc was sacked, then reinstated a few weeks later. oh hm. on hm. cinnamon, leukemia. this is one episode of many previous approaches that old condemned the military code. we're trying to continue the course of evolution and achieve complete civilian rule. those of the peoples demands whenever fewer bridges were
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closed ahead of tuesdays, protests and protesters weren't cut off from the internet. a slight de escalation and a cycle of violence that's claimed around 60 lives in the past 3 months. the un security council has told al jazeera it may soon take up the issue a we are very concerned about her about dead, the violence used against peaceful demonstrators. we have taken notice of a humbug, a resignation and but we still woods and continued to encourage the military and the civilian and leaders over over at saddam to, to, to get together and to find a way forward. the civilian prime minister stepped down because he said he was unable to bring people together to agree a path forward. and it still remains unclear who will enter shapell al jazeera.
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so to come here on al jazeera and canada, a landmark deal between some members of the indigenous community and the government will tell you and catholics. tom's president offers concessions for major wise and fuel prices. leads to new protests. ah hello, thank you for joining in. here's your weather report, we'll begin in the middle east where we did see that flooding across the united arab emirates, oman and southern iran. that threat has now moved into pakistan. we'll talk more about that in a 2nd. first, let's go into the gulf because now this story is really this stiff wind out of the north dragon, down those temperatures are through buffer brain into cats are so doha, just a high of 18 degrees. and at its worst, i think we'll see those winds whip up to 50 kilometers per hour,
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but because of the rain, the sand in does should stick to the ground. okay. blackest on the southwest, we set some records for rain. i think we'll see that toward the south east on wednesday, and the northeast is walls. that rain does leak into northwestern india. for turkey, we've got a southerly flow here that's popping up. temperatures is mere may hit 20 degrees, a few showers. there is stumble 16 may get as sprits of some rain for on talia at 18 degrees. it's been cool for heart to over the last few days. temperatures below average are 28 on wednesday, but give it a bit. we'll take a peek at the next 3 days. you're up to 33 degrees by saturday. we do have some rock and storms around lusaka harry and bill whale with the hive $27.00 degrees cape town at $22.00, but your temperatures will shoot up in the days to come as fall. ok, i'm out of time. that's it for now. susan. ah, african stories from african perspective, most of them,
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and it's not going to go machine because of the voice of machine happy make. and i mean it's short documentary spike now for the filmmakers is from kenya. he raised almost done it. thailand is on kentucky. suppression and ivory coast colors. i live here in scrap yet animal africa direct on al jazeera lou. ah, again, this is let's remind you of the main news. the south, the u. s. a. set a new global record with boulder. billy a new cobit 19 cases registered in a day, champ is partly due to delays and reporting over the new year weekend. but
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infections have averaged 480000 a day. over the past week. you joe has become the 2nd city in china to be put into lockdown off to reports of new corona virus cases. the restrictions are similar, so there was imposed for the past 2 weeks in the industrial hub. if she am the main suspects of the killing of haiti's president truman, all boys has appeared in u. s. federal court for the 1st time. a former officer in columbus military was extradited from from amal at the united nations in new york, diplomats of facing what could be a challenging year for somalia to be ambo. 2022. looks likely to present many challenges to peace and security. all serious diplomatic edits of james face looks of what lies ahead on the 1st official day of business at the united nations this year. the new members of the security council present their flags, albania, brazil, gabon gonna,
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and the united arab emirates will be part of the 15 member body for the next 2 years. they join us international peace and security, which the counsel is supposed to maintain is under great threat in almost all the countries, the counsel focuses on from afghanistan to saddam, from libya, tamale from somalia to be more things going backwards. veteran diplomat, mona jewel, buster of norway is president of the security council this month. i certainly think that that it is quite blake, but as i said, we have to be optimistic. it is possible to afford dialogue and to bring people to the table. but we know it costs a lot, it requires a lot of resources and it requires not lease a unity in the security council. but the problem is that the security council is
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increasing the divided, and those divisions center on the most powerful members those that can veto any action. the permanent 5 tension persists between the u. s. its allies and china, particularly over taiwan. and despite a recent telephone conversation between president putin and president biden mistrust is growing between the us and russia. with some in the us intelligence community predicting and invasion of ukraine could be imminent. the un secretary general antonio terrace is starting his 2nd 5 year term and the job this week. the world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the future being tested by deepening poverty and worsening inequality by an unequal distribution of coughing vaccines by climate commitments at full short and but ongoing conflict division and museum formation. the secretary general has been criticized by some for being too cautious, reluctant to speak out, particularly on human rights issues. but his supporters say
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a secretary general kearney, achieve things if he has the full backing of the permanent members of the security council. their division right now leaves him walking a tightrope. james space out his era at the united nations. a caught him, canada has ordered iran to pay $84000000.00 to the families of those killed in the downing of a plane. in 2020 iran ministry shot down the ukrainian passenger plane. they're tough around killing all $176.00 people on board. many were canadian citizens or residents of canada. iran said offences have been on high alert days off to the us assassinated the country's top general custom solar money. canada is to pay more than $30000000000.00 in compensation to members of the indigenous community who had taken from their families when they were children and put into state cap of money will go to families affected in the last 3 decades. cash will also be used to reform the child welfare system. many people have been angered by the poor quality of care given to indigenous children,
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jody vance reports now from count vancouver. this is history making in canada, a press conference to announce a milestone in addressing miss treatment and discrimination against 1st nations families. i'm very pleased to announce that canada and the parties have agreed to significant agreements and principal one that provides fair and equitable compensation to 1st nations children and families harmed by discriminatory under funding. and the other addressing the long term term reform that's needed for the 1st nations child and family services program. it's been almost 15 years since canada's human rights tribunal ruled child and family services had discriminated against 1st nations children leaving hundreds of 1000 and suffering trauma. and spiraling into poverty. billions in compensation, in an agreement in principle, and still for those affected. it is mostly an important step forward. we have
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a long way to go to address the poverty in our nations. and no amount of money will ever be the right amount, nor will it bring back a childhood last but today is about acknowledgments about being seen and heard children taken from their families and put into a system under funded and ill equipped to deliver the basics of life led to generational trauma, harm and loss. this milestone announcement cannot turn back the clock, but if solidified by the deadline, will build the framework. the agreement, in principle we assigned today will support 1st nations children so that they can have the same opportunities to grow up with their families and communities thriving through their cultures and languages. as a next step in a difficult one, canada and the parties will negotiate a final settlement agreement which will map out how compensation will flow to 1st nations, children and families will establish a framework for long term funding to improve services for children and families.
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the parties have until march 31st to finalize the agreement, jody vance. al jazeera, vancouver context on the president says that he's imposing price controls on gas and diesel for the next 6 months. down to tear gas and stung grenades. we used against protest as an almighty, a statement from president cassim drama to cough so that he's accepted the government's resignation. he's also declared a state of emergency in 2 regions and imposed on overnight curfew. at least 200 protests. this happened attained. 95 police officers injured demonstrations spread to the largest city almighty after starting 2 days ago in the town of channels in when fuel costs 1st spiked. bruce patio is a correspondent for radio free europe. he says the protest could have wider regional implications. i think this one taught everyone was surprised that it's spread. so bout in it did you know these protest them to do?
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they started over for economic reasons, as we mentioned, a doubling in the price of liquified petroleum gas. but it quickly took a political angle where people started calling for free elections, of local officials, started calling for the altar of the top officials in the government. so they, you know, they're, they're working to get this kind of under control as much as they can. it's gonna hurt the reputation because the government, but you know, because exxon is always been fairly stable. they've had moments in the last, you know, 10 years where there was some problems with the order was fairly quickly restored to the fact that it is a stable country. in central asia, which has had some problems, some of the countries in the past, you know, there's going to be ripple effects that are going to come from this. and i imagine all the governments and central asia, of course, there is a 7000 kilometer border with russia. so all the governments in those countries are going to be watching real closely. what happens if for no other reason than to make sure they don't make the kind of mistakes that the cause like authority did by
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allowing the situation to get us out of and as of today, opec classes agreed to continue to boost oil output by 400000 barrels a day. they oil producing group and allies, led by russia, took the decision to meeting in vienna to put it all into context before the pandemic the world was consuming 99700000 barrels of oil a day slumped to $90000000.00 per day. in 2020 and it's believed to have risen to 96500000000 last year. opec is predicting that demand will exceed pre pandemic levels and reach 100800000 barrels a day in 2022. i was just curious door, so jabari reports now from vienna. this was a virtual meeting held by the 13 opec members plus 10 other countries including russia. and they've taken this decision to continue to increase opec's output as they did last july,
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following the huge slash that they took in at 2020. as a result of the pandemic opec decided in 2020, that said they will cuts output by $10000000.00 barrels per day. now as of july, they've decided that they're going to slowly start to bring that number back up to make up for that deficits. they're hoping by september of this year they will be going back to free pandemic levels of production. this is important because of course, opec provides 40 just over 40 percent of the world's oil supply. and this meeting today was just another reiteration of their position that they will continue to increase production of 4 of $400000.00 barrels of oil per day for the month of february. and that will continue monthly until they meet again at their next meeting. will be next month again. the electric car company, tesla has been accused of supporting genocide after it announced that it's opened a show room in china's sion janet region. the council on american islamic relations
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was urged the firm to immediately close its store and the regional capital room. she should jagger's become a significant point of conflict between chinese and western governments. more than a 1000000 muslim minority, weaker, so believe to have been detained and labor camps. there. china as to night allegations of abuse saying that the camps provide vocational training, palestinian prisoner is ending a hunger strike of more than 140 days after a deal was struck to release him from his rarely detention his arm. abu, how washes administrative detention was met with waves of protests in the occupied westbank. neither abraham reports from ramallah breaking his fast after 141 day hunger strike. he sham of her, where she expects to be a free man by the end of february, after these really military agreed not to renew his detention. the deal was reached after talks between palestinian and israeli officials goes on fractions with threatening an escalation if he died about this extended battle in which every
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palestinian mobilized and used all his tools was a successful, strong and influential battle through them. and through our national unity and cohesion around the prisoners and their issues, we affirm so we can achieve victory. the 40 year old father of 5 was 1st arrested, an october of 2020 and was subject to israel's policy up administrative detention, which allows palestinians to be held indefinitely without charges palestinian human rights. organizations say israel has issued 1600 administrative detention orders last year. there has been an increasing the use of hunger strike as a way to combat his hornets. the 60 palestinian prisoners have 100 when hunger strike in the year 2021. the majority of them were facing administrative detention and all have been able to deal to set
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a deadline to their administrative detention palestinians, organized social media campaigns to highlight the prisoners issue. some started hunger strikes and solidarity, and others took to the streets in the occupied west bank, the gaza strip, and up and on. they want an end to these really detentions. we think that's obviously the fact is being resolved is a good thing. we have, as a matter of principle, always i spoke it's been very clear and st at people who are detained or should be tried charge and tried in accordance with due process or released. and that has been our, our position on administrative detention, the palestinian prisoners clubs as $500.00 prisoners in israeli jails, including 4 miners are held without charges. some of them have been imprisoned for 15 years ago, was expected to return to his family next month. but the practice of detention without charges is far from over there. but he l just either the occupied
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westbank lawyers for britons, prince andrew foster, new york court dismiss, a sexual abuse case against him. virginia jeffrey says that she was forced to have sex with andrew when she was 17 years old after being trafficked by a convicted sex offender. jeffrey epstein, the princess lawyers say that she signed a deal with epstein the prevents from suing him. the judge assent decide soon whether the case will go ahead. ah, to the sum of adrian finnegan here in doha, the headlines and al jazeera, the iraq to set a new global record with more than a 1000000 new cove at 19 cases registered in a day. the huge jump is to and part to delays and reporting over the new year weekend. but the u. s. has seen an average of 480000 daily infect.


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