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under pressure venezuela, as defense minister by the me to fight, reno said the armed forces were obliged to defend that country from irregular groups added the human rights needed to be respected and that the events at the border would be investigated. ah, he was president joe biden was moscow will pay a heavy price if it didn't. bay to crane as new satellite pictures show the scale of russia's true bill. the civil robin watching all they were like, well, headquarters here in doug also coming up, aid finally reaches the pacific, makes the tongue the devastated by a volcanic eruption and sou nami to dollars military need are appoint 15 technocrats as cabinet ministers to pacify protest calling for return to civilian
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rule plus i'm the newman by the magellan. strange on the very tip of south america, where a new climate observatory is being launched and it will help to resolve mystery and such as why these whales has been reaching more and more along the coast. ah, welcome to the program. we begin in washington. us president joe biden has warned russia will pay a heavy price if it invades ukraine. they coincided with the release of satellite images showing the scale of the russian military build up along the border. you quote and says moscow has not deployed more than 127000 personnel. whitehouse correspond, kimberly hallett has more from the american capital. but there is no doubt, let me no doubt at all the book makes this choice. russia will pay
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a heavy price. speaking from prepared notes on the anniversary of his 1st year in office, president joe biden sought to clarify the u. s. position on a russian invasion into ukraine. i've been absolutely clear with president putin. he has no misunderstanding any. any assembled russian units move across ukrainian border. that is an invasion but they normally met with severe and coordinated economic response to quench it comes as the white house spent the day cleaning up his wednesday night remarks. stunning european allies by suggesting a lesser response to a smaller scale invasion. if it invades, it depends on what it does. it's one thing, if it's a minor kirshner, then we end up having a fight about what to do and not to which cetera who not from barbara grains president vladimir zalinski, fired back on twitter, lasting biden's comments. we want to remind the great powers that there are no
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minor incursions and small nation soleski tweeted, just as there are no minor casualties and little grief from the loss of loved ones . i say this as the president of a great power, ah biden statements of a potential russian invasion of ukraine have exposed the divisions and doubt about the united states commitment among european allies. there is concern among allies that the u. s. if you don't have did not have the will to follow through on our own us lead activity in afghanistan, how much are they sure that we will follow through and protecting our lives? and how much are we willing to protect non allies when you're european security is in the balance. u. s. secretary of state antony blinking is engineer for a meeting with russian foreign minister sir gala robs. russia is seeking to hold
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a nato expansion and membership for ukraine, moldova, the u. s. will not provide such assurances, but instead will encourage diplomacy to resolve security differences. there is new urgency to the negotiations. president biden warned, with russian troops position close to ukraine's border. he believes russian president vladimir putin intends to attack, and a russian invasion of ukraine may be imminent. kimberly helga al jazeera, the white house, the secretary of state on sleep. lincoln has been in berlin. ahead of friday's meeting, the 2nd lumber off in geneva. i met with foreign ministry officials from germany, france in the u. k. together with the us, they're promising a swift and severe response to any russian aggression against ukraine. germany's foreign minister called moscow to take urgent steps towards the escalation. and as i get is only sweeney gum, nothing last is at stake than the preservation of peace in europe. this is
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existential for us, which is why we have no choice, but to defend it firmly unprotected with a shield hayden, on the supplies explicitly, even if it could have economic consequences for us. well, let's get the view from both kept on moscow. on those developments from missouri, correspondence with a you premiums have been closely monitoring the flurry of diplomatic efforts over the past few weeks. as this crisis has been deepening. after all, this is a conflict that has cost this country more than 14000 lives and add to that more than 1400000 people who are internally displaced. but beyond that, you don't get the feeling that people are worried about an imminent russian invasion. despite all the rhetoric may hear back from their own leadership or indeed european and american apollo tissues. now, people would tell you that this is actually not the right time for russia to cross
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the border. they said that the situation is different than back in 2014. they said that the army ukrainian army now is much more capable, is much better equipped. it has received a training, so they feel that they are much more confident now and that russia knows exactly that. he rushes foreign ministry is very clear about what they're hoping to achieve from the meeting on friday in geneva. that is, they want to take the next steps on negotiations on security guarantees that they're asking the american government about the possibility of nato expanding further eastward. as well as not allowing ukraine to join the military alliance. that is something that is very much a red line for this country. so that's the official position here. but what the ordinary russians think about the ongoing tensions we asked some people here in the capital and here's what they had to say. if the move to women, you put, i think there will be no war. it seems to me that we have
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a situation from time to time because authorities need to keep people up with something apart from coded, not put his rating is just going down near where i don't believe it's possible that property nations will ever stop this war. i wouldn't one t because why, what for to prove war and in our stand for peace, no money. when you tell us little news now, why is it we'll need it? i wish we don't make war, especially with the crane. we are brothers. indeed, that's all i can tell you as the world wait to find out what happens in geneva on friday. many here are hoping that diplomacy and dialogue can continue to be the path forward to try and the escalate. the looming crisis, the shipments of international aid arriving toner 5 days after it was shaken by a volcanic eruption unseen army ash was cleared from the runway to like military plains, from australia and new zealand bland. with the central supplies. more rate is on
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the way and phone lines are being restored. authorities of confirm 3 deaths, an extensive damage across several islands. wayne hay has more from oakland, denise zealand. we just really didn't know how bad the damage was until now. because communication was so difficult, so those 2 planes arrived on thursday one each from the zealand and australian forces. and now on friday, the 1st of the new zealand navy ships has arrived in tom and waters. now that ship is carrying the usual humanitarian supplies, but also has a high tech surveying equipment on board and specialist divers as well. the 1st job, which is underway right now is to assess any damage caused by the su nami. beneath the surface of the water to shipping lanes, getting into that port end to the port itself. and obviously that will be crucial if that to allow more ships in their to deliver the aid. a 2nd use dylan ship will arrive later on friday and to 3rd the shipment that is canterbury behind me which
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is tied up at the given port. naval base in oakland is being loaded as we speak. and i hope that that will depart either later on friday or 1st thing on saturday morning with more equipment on board. the telecommunications is being improved slowly, as we know that under see fiber optic cable will save. and that's going to take at least 4 weeks to repair. in the meantime, another telecommunications company has managed to get some satellite links up and running to enable some international phone calls and internet connections to be established at about 10 percent capacity. so slowly but surely, things are starting to improve it. all military chief has appointed 15 government ministers following gay visit by us. officials had the country's political crisis, general abdel for the elbow. hannah agreed to form a technocratic government and begin a national dialogue. that all ruling council promised to amend the document accompanying its transition to democracy. thousands protested against military rule
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. the monday severely led government lease $71.00 protest as have been killed since it was overthrown. october including 7 this week. now that i do join us now from omaha, nebraska, she's the vice chair, the sudanese american public affairs association. good time with us, miss fiddle on al jazeera. i just begin with the old could we assume that every time the us actually gets involved to find a solution for the dawn and visits the country and then leaves the military, then makes a move that sort of adds fuel to the fire anger's, the public in a way that basically says we don't want outside interference. yes, thank you so much for having me. i think the u. s. o's, this is a nice people, an explanation of why this is happening. they're either not sending a clear message to the military that they're supporting this, then he's pro democracy 1000000000 as a claim or worse than that,
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there are on the general side. and all the military side again is the civilians. see, this is the me, when you think the american song on sunday, the right sort of message, what sort of message should they be saying, either publicly or privately? i think what you're trying to say is, what should the americans be saying publicly to the sudanese people that we should all hear? i think they say it publicly, what we need is that their actions need to follow their talk. they released the statement today saying that they're on the civilian side and they're working hard towards the civilian lead the government. but on the same statement, they said the military show their commitment to work towards that democratic government based on consensus and what happens right afterwards. so we're hon is totally against that because the civilian cabinet that he claims he formed which is unconstitutional because he himself is unconstitutional. completely goes against
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the statement that was at least by the us. so the actions that need to be taken by the us really need to show that they're truly committed to what the thing they are, which is standing by the civilians. whether we go back to the same position as before, the way that if everybody says the military is unconstitutional and the military themselves are in charge, don't allow any sort of civilian to take charge of a transition where it is endless cycle of nobody really being able to find a way forward. so how do you break that cycle while breaking the cycle is very queer because the military needs to step from power. this is not that are all they should not be involved in politics. the military had the clear role which is protecting the country and protecting its civilians. and we respect them for that all. and we need our military to do that. i think to 1st engage in a massive reform to gather all the militias and other source source of powers in one unified national military. and they need to stick to that all which is assigned
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to them by the constitutional declaration of protecting the government. however, the good that they committed october 25th nullifies the constitutional declaration . so that's no longer an action, which basically means that they don't have a role in governing sedan right now. and what's happening right now is completely unconstitutional. and the demonstrations of the have been clear about saying that the military will no longer have all the governors going forward. well, it is the dead of night across it. and i will see how the public react to that news in the morning until and not affordable. thanks for joining us for boma in nebraska . thank you. phil i had here on, i'll just there are a german inquiry. 5 people. the pope benedict knew about historic sexual abuse but did not do anything to punish those responsible. also from the united kingdom's ruling party, say that facing intimidation for speaking out against the prime minister. they
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stories after the break. ah, ah, look forward to burritos guys. with sponsored by cut on airways, i think snow's right to stop falling, and japan has been going for about 4 days. but the winds becoming light now the showers are very in the high parts of hampshire hawkeye day. but i think by the end of friday you'll see more or less the end of it. and the sun, though, week in the winter, is lifting temperatures so. so in the sunshine is about class for the class of the top of asian, keeps it cold and feel that way there's been snow falling as well. and that's true throughout the interior of china with rain a little bit for the science which might well spread as a proper tongue of rain out towards shanghai with snow on its northern flank as well. pretty standard weather ready for the middle of winter. the concentration of seasonal rain has shifted eastward. so it is potentially wet in jakarta,
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but more so i think eastern side keep going beyond to silhouette here and beyond that and even to southern philippines, the already shops has shifted just a little bit, give you a bit of relief to bornea sofa, pretty drive. most of india and sir lanka, but when you bite like some rain because it shows up the air there for improve the quality, it's coming in to northern pakistan to the plains of northern india. yeah. they'll be thunderstorms in delhi, and they'll be snow up in kashmir once again, but temporarily and quality will improve in new delhi, but it is only temporary. oh, the web sponsored by katara ways. ah, be the rescue t means starting again. ah, but building a new life in a new country is no easy task. let dr. witness follows one of the last refugee families from syria to be granted an american visa. from their
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personal sacrifices to the families priam meet the syrian on health, just 0 with oh, what about you're watching al jazeera with me? so robin a reminder of our top story is u. s. president joe biden has all the kremlin. it'll pay a heavy price if it's false is invade ukraine. he said any russian move across the ukranian border will be considered an invasion. will be met with a severe economic response. new satellite imagery shows the scale of russia's military build up along its board with ukraine. kev says moscow has now deployed more than 127000 to personnel. foreign aid has arrived in tonga,
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5 days after was devastated by volcanic eruption and tsunami. more essential supplies on the way and phone lines are being restored. the 17 people have died in the explosion in western gonna please say a truck carrying places between 2 gold mines, collided with a motorcycle rescue teams they most victims have been moved to hospitals in the go . so district people are being advised to evacuate the area nearby towns opening up rescue centers and churches. schools with the friends, private history says the country's 5th wave of crude virus cases is showing signs of waning. but john can stay warned that hospitals remain under pressure. the government plans to keep current restrictions in place for 12 more days. a new vaccine pass will come into effect on monday night. it'll bol,
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the unvaccinated from restaurant sports arenas. public transport and many of the news bear me don, g r g. the evolution of the situation allows us to envisage an easing of the constraints from the beginning of february. we can consider it because we will have at our disposal very soon, a new tool. the vaccination pass, which the lawmakers have voted to approve. a counseling has shown you past sunny day, the transformation of the health passed into a vaccine passes unnecessary and coherent development. it's necessary if we want to preserve and increase our vaccination coverage in the event of new variance. it's coherent because it clearly puts constraints on the on vaccinated and therefore we will be able to lift the measures that we have taken to counter the latest wave. any ok, the hell secretary such a java says the country needs to learn to live with code. 19 england is scrapping all credit virus measures meant to combat the buried vaccines, certificates, mandatory mass, wearing shops and gardens to work from home will end next week. some hospitals in
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england continue to be overwhelmed with patients. they see the m p from the u. k. is ruling conservative party, has accused the government of using intimidation and blackmail against those in the party. calling for prime minister boris johnson to resign, downing street says it's not seen any evidence of the allegations. johnson is under pressure to quit. after to merge that parties were held at his official residence while the rest of the country was in lockdown. it is, of course, the duty of the government whips office to secure the government business in the house of commons. however, it is not their function to preach the ministerial code in fretting to withdraw investments for members of parliament constituencies which are funded from the public purse. additionally, reports to me and others of members of staff at number 10 down the street, special advisors, government ministers, and others,
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encouraging the publication of stories in the press, seeking to embarrass those who they suspect of lacking confidence in the prime minister is simply unacceptable. the intimidation of a member of parliament is a serious matter. moreover, the reports of which i am aware would seem to constitute blackmail. paul brandon is in london. he says allegations of wrongdoing are getting closer to the prime minister. the very public complaint from william rag who is a senior conservative m. p, the chairman of the public administration committee, who put aside the business of that committee, it was meeting this morning to make this extraordinary statement, essentially accusing a government whips. they are the officials that make sure that the employees vote in the way that the government wants him to vote. but all the way up to government ministers accusing them of really strong arm tactics against those rebel m. p. 's, who have express disquiet about boris johnson's character and his judgment in his credibility up to and including the possibility of withdrawing government funding
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for projects within the constituencies of those empties to a level where it amounted according to mister rag, said, possibly even blackmail, the prime minister though, when asked about it later, he's away on a visit down to the south, west of england said he'd seen no evidence of this kind of pressure being put on on m p. so it is a bit at the moment here say, but it's an indication of just how, how much of a hot bed parliament is. well, it edge is closer and closer to the prime minister, the prime minister, adamant that when he attended that party on the 20th of may 2020, he thought it was a work events to be fair down the street is both his home and his workplace. but the question mark is whether the man who organized that event, martin reynolds, the prime minister's private secretary, should have known better. and it's emerged to day that a senior official warned him by email that hold on mister reynolds. this party would be in conservation contravention of the current coven restrictions that the
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rest of the country are having to abide by. you not allowed to gather it in groups, sir. larger than 6 people outside your household, that sort of thing. and, and so although we haven't been able to yet, soup formally say the prime minister knew certainly his close is private secretary has been and she was informed by email. and that that really puts martin reynolds had very much on the chopping block. the us department of justice has charged for government officials from salaries with aircraft piracy, but i very think ryan, a flight last may. the plane was flying from grees to lithuania when it was full to london, mid squire bell russian fighter jet brothers is accused of facing a bama la to false aircraft down so that a government critic on board could be arrested. now german inquiry has found the form of pope benedict knew about abusive priests, but fail to act when he was archbishop of munich from 977 to 80. 2 benedict was
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known as cardinal joseph rat, singer at the time and has repeatedly denied claims he covered up abuse. the barber reports former pope benedict. the 16th failed to take action against clerics in 4 cases of alleged sexual abuse in his native germany. that's the conclusion of a report by a munich law firm, the archdiocese of munich, confiding asked it to investigate allegations of sexual abuse between 19452019 poco meritus benedict. formerly joseph rushing, archbishop of munich, has previously denied wrong doing over the cases. a marketing reasonably confirmed . essentially, he claims the lack of knowledge of the fact and the lack of relevance on the canon law. in doing so, he continues to claim ignorance, even when in our opinion, it is difficult to reconcile this with the facts of the case. the report says there were at least $497.00 victims of abuse, mainly young males. it accuses cardinal eyes, heart marks the current archbishop of munich,
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of misconduct in 2 suspected abuse cases. last year, frances rejected an offer by him to resign. but the new claims have brought fresh pain for survivors of abuse in southern germany, attorney. so this doesn't help him clearly, it affects me very much on an emotional level, and it's the same area with the abuse also happened in my childhood about 2 hours by train, from munich, and a small town. and of course, that revived some things from me. from that time the archdiocese is set to give a full response to the report next week. while the vatican put out his statement that doesn't mention benedict saying it will evaluate the full report. benedict whose 94 has lived a secluded life in the vatican since stepping down as leader of the world's roman catholics in 2013 the 1st person to do so. in 600 years. the catholic church has been damaged by series of abuse scandals in countries including australia, sheila france island and the united states. in germany, a study commissioned by the german bishops conference in 2018 concluded more than
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1600 clergymen had committed some form of sexual abuse against nearly 4000 minus. the real number of victims is thought to be much higher. the dean barber al jazeera markets, rudy, the europe coordinator for the survivors network for those abuse by priests or snappers. it's known, he says it's hard to know how the church will react to the inquiry. this has been happening in other countries too, and of course i can't really predict what's, what's going to happen. but they do have a way of always doing the minimum doing the absolute minimum. and they may or may not take action when what is really needed is a recognition of the crimes can be committed in the past and also compensation and also actions to make sure these things don't happen again. to be fair vatican has in it's university in your own go on university,
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a department that teacher safeguarding to future priests. and this is a small step in the right direction. although it begs the obvious and little bit frightening question of why do a priest need to be told that the sexually abusing children is bad? i don't quite understand, but there's very, very slow progress being made and it wrong design. it's often one step for them to step backwards. it's the progress is very slow because there is a long entrenched culture, unfortunately of sexual abuse in the catholic church. that is due to the fact that catholic clerics have a grape on a people's mind and soul. and abuse a power like it happens in all other walks of life. unfortunately, no chillies established a climate change observatory to gather data from the most under bother to part of the southern hemisphere. it's all part of a new effort to speed
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a vital information for scientists to predict and mitigate the effects of extreme climate change. our latin america editor, lucy, and even reports now from southern chile. this is the magellan street that separates the south american continent from peer rather foible. it's often referred to as the end of the world, but also as a gateway to antartica less than a 1000 kilometers south of here. we are on an expedition with chile science minister to inspect one of a $180.00 climate change stations. on the way we find the remains of a beached whale. this is just a fraction of what is covered by the southern hemispheres. longest climate change observatory just launched by chilly, who have sensors all the way from your husband's law, all the way to the other, come out of it, and will use a single platform to provide access to the data in open access formats. until now,
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data from the southern cone has been scarce. climate scientists say the new observatory will provide badly needed data to track changes in temperatures. radiation, precipitation the direction and strength of winds and sea levels. in real time, that includes antartica, which is a key modulator of the earth climate. when i'm sitting in my laboratory in my office, in windsor in australia, i can still be seeing what's happening in antarctica because there are all sorts of climate suspects that happen when we not bear with dr. marcello lip is an expert in dinosaurs. fossils and climate change in antartica and patagonia were chillies. antarctic institute is based, i am actually touching is 74000000 year old femina of a dinosaur that lived here in patagonia and most likely in antartica. because at that time both land masses were one, it was one solid,
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semi tropical jurassic park. scientists believe that learning more about how and why dinosaurs like this when died, could be vital to the survival of our owns, sees that the climate change experts insist that we are at the stage where we must predict and prepare for what is coming and using the key words is mediator of a patient, but we still have time to produce air. i behavior more sheet of all with this new vision that we have to update the mitigate the changes in there in the, in the next years. yes. close to actually will launch an international antarctic center later this year and put that in us. dr. lepper says that it's a proximity to antartica, makes it an ideal location for global scientist to put their heads and data together to anticipate everything from floods in china to heat waves and northern europe to drought in australia are chilly. fortunately,
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i'm like the dinosaurs mankind has the ability to access data and use science to help mitigate what is coming. to see a newman al jazeera, my diana's chile, one of brazil's most celebrated sanderson gazelles. as far as has dined with the ball into these on the rio de janeiro, her talent and rusty voice that her to the top of the brazilian music industry, suarez recorded more than 30 albums. she was 91 years old. ah, the watching officer with me. so robin a reminder of our top stories you as president joe biden has warned the kremlin. it'll pay a heavy price if it's forced to invade and ukraine. he said any russian move across the ukrainian border will be considered an invasion. that will be met with a.

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