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this is the beginning of friendship. this is the beginning of love, right? like getting somewhere we can really break through the barrier studio beyond script gauge on al jazeera. ah, in the us there's been no breakthrough in high faith talks with russia on the crisis. and ukraine ah, what else is there a life for my headquarters in delphi and also coming up sanctions on inauguration day, the u. s. act against entities linked to the next one president does. he takes office for a 4th term back to school. children in uganda, resume learning and classroom. so the 1st time and 2 years after a cobra,
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1900 shut down and the big leaf and treating heart element a man in the u. s. become the 1st in the world to get a transplant from a genetically modified big ah, hello us and russian diplomats have wrapped up the 1st meetings in a week of diplomacy aimed at d escalating detentions on ukraine's border. moscow has spent the last few months gathering its forces on your cranes eastern flank raising fears about an invasion. but moscow and guarantees that nature will not accept any new members. and the ukraine will not be allowed to join the military alliance journal hall reports. it is an achievement of sorts. the talks between russia and the united states in geneva didn't end in failure. they were never likely to be a major success. but while russia insisted it had no intention of invading ukraine,
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there remains little sign of an immediate end to the crisis. it's not the situation we're ah, a deal breaker one way or another. he's in the vision. unfortunately, we have a great disparity in our principal approaches to these us and russia in some ways, ah have or was it views on what needs to be done? us negotiators trod carefully. they promised they wouldn't be talk of ukraine security without ukraine present. this instead, a chance to air respective concerns and get a measure of russia's true intent with tensions at their highest since the end of the cold war points of dispute between russia and the u. s. are plentiful, but ukraine is perhaps most urgent. russia has supported a separatist conflict there for 8 years now, and the presence of a 100000 russian troops on ukraine's border threatens a new war in europe. russia wants legal guarantees that ukraine will never become
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a member of the nato alliance. a demand flatly rejected by western allies. on monday, ukraine's deputy prime minister met the nato secretary general talks with russia will widen on wednesday to include nato members in brussels. and then the o. s. c. e. in vienna, on thursday. what russia is doing is tries to impose its agenda instead of returning to the negotiation table. and we have that very clearly, that we will never compromise on the right for every nation in europe to choose his own path, including old cornel security arrangements in one sir, to be a part of earlier russia's deputy foreign minister suggested the u. s. had not taken seriously his country's demand that ukraine never be allowed to join nato. that's an ominous sign by continuing to press what is a solid western red line? russia may be showing its hand that president putin may not intend this week of
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talks to succeed at all, but rather to use them as a pretext for war. drone a whole al jazeera. all the u. s. is skeptical of russia's insistence that it's not planning and invasion of ukraine as our diplomatic editor james base, heard from the american ambassador to the un ambassador, the deputy foreign minister of russia says they have no plans to invade ukraine. you are the u. s. official. probably has more contact with the russians than any other you deal with them and almost daily basis. do you believe him? i wish to believe him. i wish that it is true that they have no plans, but everything we've seen so far indicate that they are making motions in that direction. and if they have decided not to move forward because of our engagement with them over the course of the past few weeks with president biden speaking to president putin twice. and then that's
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a good thing. but we will continue to prepare and to plan for responding. should they take any actions against ukraine? kimberly martin is a professor political science and bernard college. she says it's good. the 2 sides are talking, but this week's meetings may not do much to lower attentions. it's very unclear whether these talks will actually have any impact on decision making. i think his decision about what to do in ukraine will have much more to do with a cost benefit analysis of what russia would gain or lose by militarily intervening than it is by how these talks grow. i think that futon is just trying anything that he can to see what might work. but we also have to remember that the background is as a k g b officer. he very much enjoys using deception against his opponents. and so anything that appears to be what he's doing on the surface may not be what his actual intentions are underneath. i think it's significant that russia is meeting
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with nato once again. because in october of 2021, russia temporarily at least withdrew from the nato russia council. in anger after i think it was 8 russian diplomats had been expelled from benito group as being undercover spies. so it's very significant that the talks are actually happening, that in itself is a sign of progress. but i think we should keep in mind that nato has 30 members who have very different interests from each other. and so we should not look at this as being russia nato negotiations, as much as it is just the opening of a conversation that could lead to some kind of arms control arrangement going forward. russia is president, has claim victory and defending neighboring catholics on from what he calls a foreign back uprising. more than 160 people were killed during last week's anti government protest was turned into the country's worst unrest and recent history.
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robin foresee walker reports from tbilisi for the moscow lead security block, the c s t o, it's 1st real military intervention has been a success. with president hawkeye of kazakhstan told his counterparts on monday that the deployment prevented what he called terrorist groups. and taking control of his country, especially re mecca, saw me by the constitutional order in kazakhstan, has been restored. dangerous threats to the country security have been prevented as part of the anti terrorist operation. work is underway to identify persons involved in crimes. oh, nationwide, protests threatened to unseat president, archive when they turned violent. he fired political rivals, including the powerful ex president, and called in the c. s. t o. last wednesday. within 24 hours, troops on the russian command were on the ground, bolstering took ives authority. the solution of vladimir putin has made clear the c
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s t o's long term objective. when is that, when we, when you, my amsterdam we different of course we understand that the events in cassock stand are not the 1st and far from the last attempt at outside interference in the internal affairs of our states. and the measures taken clearly showed that we would not allow such interference, so called color revolution scenarios to take place. the cassock authorities say they're so called counter terrorism operation is almost complete. around 8000 people have been detained so far. but this celebrated kick is musician beaten into confessing he was a jobless thug for higher costs doubt. on the official narrative. after a public outcry from kingston, he's been freed. there is a consensus among observers that this crisis has little to do with international
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terrorism. absolute no good. suppose agents the glam sure that the climb which lost its powers behind the city, they wanted to regain the power by violence by overthrown to class life massey is returning to assemblage of normality. but the news on monday that 3 senior officers from the security services had died to from suicide raises further questions about what really is happening inside catholic star robin 1st year walker al jazeera north korea has fired a suspected ballistic missile. both japan and south korea detected a launch on tuesday morning with a project lending outside of japan's waters. it's the 2nd de parent test and less than a we softer north korean leader kim jong, called for a military advances. young young claimed that earlier a launch was the test of a hypersonic missile. the nicaraguan president daniel ortega has been sworn in for a 4th term. ortega was re elected in november and a vote, the u. s. and e,
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you described as a sham, several opposition candidates were arrested during campaigning and independent election observers. ban ortega's an observation coincides with the new u. s. and the sanctions on nicaraguan officials in response to the polls. we're getting updates with latin america editor of the piano and she's joining us from santiago over in chile. so as we're seeing the vast majority of regional countries you in the us all not being daniel or take us invitations, take part in his inauguration, but he's not totally isolated. is he in the c? no, he is not. and he really went out of his way to a underscore that point during his inauguration speech, which began with a very, very long list of insults and criticisms against the united states and other european union. both of which he accused of still having colonial aspirations. but
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then i went, then you'd began to welcome the chinese delegation and he went out of his way as i said, to see it to lead nicaraguans. and anyone else who was listening know that now nicaragua has the support of china. he said that the japanese delegation had come to nicaragua under quote, strict instructions from beijing to help nicaragua, that is economically and possibly also politically in exchange. nicaragua broke it to diplomatic types with taiwan in december. if the inauguration itself was delayed by at least an hour and a half while president ortega met with that chinese delegation, a high level one the bad and signed the cooperation agreements worse, we understand many hundreds of millions of dollars. so willow sanctions imposed those who takes office for this 4th consecutive term have be the desired impacts, but those behind them are hoping they will have well,
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probably not that certainly that's what we're hearing from most people who have are close to the crisis to the conflict they say that while the sanction certainly do send a message to nicaraguans that the international community is keeping an eye on the government. that they understand that the political conditions in that country are not ideal. that the democratic system is not functioning. and it's a sort of a would be the sending a message of solidarity if you'd like to been a garage was especially nicaragua, in an opposition leaders who are in exile. it really won't make much of a difference. they say in actually forcing danielle ortega to change the way he's been acting lord to negotiate with his opponent and much less to release the approximate $170.00 political prisoners that are wallowing in prisons now in nicaragua, for at least the last 5 or 6 months thank you so much from seeing him in reporting from chile. the united nations has begun meetings and heartened to find
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a way to end the political that log that have paralyzed to dance and october military coup. but some protest groups like the sudanese professionals association are rejecting b u n's intervention. they are demanding the removal of the military from power as a precondition to engage in any negotiation. you ends envoy force or don volker per phase hopes. the consultations would help find a compromise and it worked really in holland. the time has come to and violence and to under a comprehensive process to solve the crisis. that's why we initiated an international mission. and we invited the political and social players, governmental and non governmental, including the political parties, armed groups, civil society, women's groups, resisting groups to participate. so call me, i can say that the military didn't oppose our initiatives, and that is important. so i'm not talking about people jama. the military is present, and they have their own opinions and interests,
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but they didn't object the initiative. what stella had on al jazeera, why anything democracy could be imperial after republicans back dozens of new laws that restrict access to voting across the u. s. ah, ah, look forward to burly to scully's, the with sponsored my cattle at ways. now if you apply to ski in japan, just wait a couple of days because going to lay down a lot more. probably not the meters with the circulation here. she's dragging really cold air from siberia is going to enhance the snow showers. it's fall in hong yu and hawk holiday. the cold though is left in the sunshine is sold us a few degrees below average at minus 4. but you're going to feel it. the suns out elsewhere. right. mr. china. sunny now. hong kong on the cool side, but not especially say all the action is definitely in japan. as you can see,
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south of that, the rain has followed the sun to some degree. not so much falling in malaysia as indonesia. they're still, they're in a good part of borneo, they'll be flooding as a result of this has been any way in india, a little bit of rain, maybe internal now do but more especially it's going to be, i think running out through tennis, got to was a tissue and further north, maybe 3, west bengal for their calcutta. the steady down and new delhi slowly warming up, the snow stopped falling. and this part of india and northern pakistan, the sun is out. that also means a coffee called he will drop once again in new delhi, the shamal start blowing down the gulf indeed is a bit of a suddenly breeze. there are still a few showers around of rain. oh, the weather sponsored by katara always. ah,
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ah ah, ah, the again, the top stores on al jazeera, the sour us and russian diplomats of wrapped up the 1st meetings in a week of diplomacy in the de escalating the tensions on ukraine's border prussia, deputy foreign minister, called the discussions from flags and russia president his claim victory and
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defending neighbor and cousin on from what he called a foreign back to uprising more than 160 people were killed during last week's anti government protest. her president daniel ortega has been sworn and for 4th term isn't duration problems is the us that you impose new sanctions on make her are going officials in response to november this future election president joe biden and vice president campbell, a harris will travel to georgia on tuesday to take a stand again state laws, they say threaten voting rights. reynolds has the background. we won the election twice. inspired by former president donald trump's falsehoods about widespread fraud in the 2020 election, republican controlled state legislatures in 19 states have passed. 34 new laws restricting access to voting. here's an assault underway on the very structure of our elections in our democracy that is carrying forward to assault that we saw on
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january 6th of 2021 on united states capital president joe biden called out trump in his january 6th speech, a former president. and a supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections. for example, in the swing state of georgia, new laws make it harder to request mail balance, bar election officials from sending applications for those ballots, restrict the number of dropboxes and polling places in heavily democratic urban areas. and make it a crime to offer food or water to people waiting in long lines for a chance to vote. states including georgia have gone further passing laws that would undermine non partisan election agencies and officials, and even allow partisan officials to reject election results entirely. battled senate democratic party leader charles schumer says he will introduce 2 bills this
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month. that would allow the justice department to undo state restrictive voting laws. republicans have blocked those efforts before using the parliamentary maneuver called the filibuster, which requires a super majority of votes in the senate. it's not a bowden roseville. it's a sprawling sweeping takeover of our democracy. schumer says if the republicans block it again, he will try to eliminate the filibuster for voting rights legislation. if this continues, the only option left for democrats is to explore and propose reasonable fixes to restore the senate. so we can get these critical pieces of legislation passed into law. trump's big lie about the 2020 election amplified by right wing media has had an impact. in january of 2021. a poll showed that 59 percent of americans that they trusted, that elections represented the will of the american people by september of last
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year, the majority had slept to where now 62 percent shade, they do not got as a threat to the very fabric of our democracy, another recent whole shows 34 percent of americans believe acts of violence against the government are sometimes justified. 2022 will be a crucial year with congressional elections in november. trauma will hold his 1st rally of the year in arizona this week. and former 1st lady, michelle obama announced her voting rights organization will lead a drive to register 1000000 new voters this year, rob reynolds al jazeera. so in a 1st for medical science, doctors over in the u. s. have transplanted a pigs hearts into a patient to save his life. surgeons have been trying to find a way to use animal organs because of the shortage of human organ donations. barbara and gulf, i reports. david bennett had been given 6 months to live and didn't qualify to
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receive a human heart. doctors told him there was no guarantee had survived receiving a heart transplanted from a pig. his patient was given an opportunity for this. this experimental transplant was the idea mind that we didn't know what the outcome might be, but it wasn't going to be worse than traditional therapy. a gene edited pick hot was used to reduce the risk of the patient, spotty, rejecting the organ. and 3 days after surgery, dr. say his doing well, bennett son says his father is glad he made the difficult decision. he realizes the magnitude of what was done and he really realizes the importance of it and talking with him. and i've never in my life i heard or seen my dad cry, but i think he realised the seriousness of his condition in the last couple weeks. decades of research went into the medical break. 3, it was always said,
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does he not grasp? mandation is the future and always will be this was gordon multiple times. i would like to say that, you know, grasp on vision is now the present. in the united states salon, an estimated $10000.00 people die every year, waiting for a transplant. it's one of the reasons says, cautious excitement. it's significant because we don't have a source of human organ replace. ah ob, sufficient numbers to answer demand and not only to man but a timely manner. but for now, david bennett and his family have been thrown a lifeline. barbara and epa al jazeera. let's discuss this will dr. martha glossy, who's the president elect at the american side, preventive cardiology. she's joining us from calgary and canada. thanks for speaking to us on al jazeera, so we know that pig heart valves have been used successfully for decades and humans,
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but this right there is being described as a medical 1st. how significant is this procedure? well, it's fairly significant. it's not just the idea of putting a pig heart into a human that's actually working for the last 3 days, but also that it was genetically modified so that we are less likely a human body is less likely to reject it. and you know, as you already mentioned, so many people are waiting for organs, we don't have enough organs to meet the demand. so this can be a real game changer for us. this could be really pivotal. we're going to learn a lot from this patient. what is it that you're going to be looking for over the next couple of days, couple of weeks, couple of months in terms of, in terms of the data that comes out of this yet? well, i mean, obviously survival is one part of it. but also rejection, because if we did what we did write about this organ that they transplanted this,
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there should be less rejection is our hope. so we need to watch for that. we need to see the physical recovery. technically, obviously a pic heart isn't exactly like a human heart though. it's pretty close, but i did understand the surgeons did have some issues, you know, when they were attaching it there, there was like they called it plastic surgery that they had to do in some way to it just for attaching it to a human. so we need to watch and see how this patient does. but you know, it is very exciting to see this that you know, a few weeks ago they did it with a kidney transplant that again was from a higg and, and so it'll be that. but that was in a patient that was no longer living. they were already declared dead, but they were able to show that it was possible. now we have a heart. so let's see. let's also see how much immunosuppression the patient needs . because the idea could be that they'll need less drugs to,
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to reduce the amount of rejection. and what do you say to criticism by some, who simply think these methods methods are, in fact quite controversial and they do raise a lot of ethical questions. yeah, you know, we who he ethical questions are exist and i think those are maybe for medical ethicists to really comment on. but as we're trying to save lives in like this patient was a relatively speaking young man. i mean, he's 57 years old and there was no other treatment options for him. and there's many people that die waiting for organ transplants. so if we can find something that can be a solution, that's great. we do have to balance that obviously with the ethical issues of, of raising animals for this particular cause, sacrificing those animals as well. and i,
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i think that all of those are important questions that we, we in medicine have to address every day because like you said, we use valves that are also from pigs that we use in our surgical techniques every day. thank you so much, dr. martha, your last for joining us from calgary in canada. thank you. in now the us has reported 1100000 new current of iris cases in the past day. that is a global record. that number includes infections that were not reported over the weekend, but the 7 day average of new daily cases has tripled in the u. s. and the last 2 weeks to more than 700000. i'm the number of code 900 patients in american hospitals has also had an old time high. mexico's president underestimated lopez over door has tested positive for over 1900 for the 2nd time. he says he has only light symptoms and it comes as mexico reports or record number of new cases. but
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over the war, claims hospitalizations on death are not increasing at the same rate. experts say these indicators lag behind infections by several weeks. while millions of children are finally back in the classroom and you guns off after covered shut down lasting almost 2 years, there is concern as many as a 3rd of pupils won't return because they started working or became pregnant victoria getting be reports at can she junior school on the outskirts of the capitol. cam. paula, there's excitement in the air. parents are doing the school drop off for the 1st time in almost 2 years. a many can't hide their relief that the world's longest school shut down. due to coven 19, has ended much info to we have having them on the fost months. what find struggle with teaching them? of course i, it's difficult for a parent, mr. during their own child, when you go to walk. and then when you leave them us,
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i miss it'll get blendy thing. i thought schools in uganda closed in march 2020 shortly after the 1st case of craven 19 was confirmed on the african continent. some classes reopened in february last year, but shot down again. 4 months later, as the country faced a surgeon infections, during that time some people started working, others became pregnant. there were concerns, as many as a 3rd of students will never return, but that's not the only worry on the current has just heat and the president saved . if that intensive care unit get those 350 by fan was how be going back into look that was, oh they, they're not co via and that should gender know what is that mean, nick? most of their man distracted and afraid president, you wary mis 70 credits, you can dis high vaccination rate for the reopening. but his also said some looked down measures could be reinstated, cases rise steadily. had teachers say the last 2 years have had
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a devastating effect on children and one that closing schools again would be a mistake. i hope, without disdain, that is not growing again. let us manage these tuition is as vehicle romeus, who yet is due to the synagogue and then left, continued the lake of children. did uganda once again experiencing one of the most important parts of their lives, education, but for how much longer remains to be seen. victoria gay to be al jazeera, ah hello again, bad lines on al jazeera, u. s. and russian diplomats have wrapped up the 1st meetings in a week of diplomacy aimed the de escalate in detention on ukraine's border. russia, deputy foreign minister called a discussions complex from washington. rosalind jordan has more on how american negotiators reacted to the meeting. wendy sherman's assessment was
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that to the meetings on monday about 8 hours worth of talks. with the survey rubric coffin, his delegation were useful. they were frank heard language, they were of straightforward again wendy sherman's language. but she said this wasn't a negotiation. this was really the attempt. she said for the u. s. and for russia to take the measure of each other's concerns. sense of the meeting last summer, between president slide amir potent and joe biden. russia's president was claimed victorian defending neighboring kazakhstan from what he called a foreign backed uprising. more than a 160 people were killed during last week's antique government. protests, monica, when president daniel ortega has been sworn in for a 4th through his inaugurated comes in the u. s. on the you impose new sanctions on nicaraguan officials in response to novembers disputed election. the united nations held meetings and cartoon to find a way to end the political deadlock.

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