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now, not a lot can get is this completed. we cannot lose hope. we know what to do, and we have the tools to do to get all this to you are now to sierra. ah, you as president joe biden walls, moscow will pay a heavy prize if it invades ukraine as do satellite pictures, show the scale of russia's troop build up. ah, hello robin, the watching out there alive. my headquarters here in doha, coming up in the next 30 minutes, aid finally reaches the pacific nation of toner, devastated by a volcanic eruption and soon army also, sedans, military leader appoints new cabinet ministers in a bid to pacify, protested,
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calling full civilian rule. plus i will see a newman by the magellan, straight on the very tip of south america, where no climate observatory is being launched. and it will help to resolve mysteries such as why these whales had been reaching more and more along the coast . ah, booked to the progress we began in washington where you as president joe biden has warned russia will pay a heavy price if it invades ukraine. it coincided with the release of satellite images showing the scale of the russian military build up along the border. ukraine says moscow has now deployed more than 127000 personnel. our white house correspondent, kimberly halgert town small from washington, dc. but there's no doubt, let me no doubt all that are put 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 richer, minor kirschner than we end up having a fight about what to do, and not to which cetera who nothing but laura 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 blanket 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 truth 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 held get al jazeera, the white house. here, a secretary of state ansley blinkin has been in berlin ahead of friday's meeting with saga lover off in geneva. now he met with foreign ministry officials from germany, france and the u. k. together with the usa, promising a swift and severe response to any russian aggression against ukraine. germany's foreign minister called on moscow to take urgent steps towards de escalation. and as i get is only 3 in the gum,
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nothing less is at stake than the preservation of peace in europe. this is existential for us, which is why we have no choice, but to defend it firmly and protected with a shield. hayden and the supplies explicitly, even if it could have economic consequences for us. now the fur shipments of international aid who arrived in tara days after it was shaken by a volcanic eruption and soon ami ash was cleared away from the runway to like military plains, from australia and new zealand land where the central supplies more 8 is on the way and phone lines are being restored. authorities have confirmed 3 deaths and extensive damage across several islands when he has more from oakland to new sealant. 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 new 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
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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 to allow more ships in their to deliver the aid. a 2nd new zealand ship will arrive later on friday. and the 3rd the shipment that is canterbury behind me which 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 with 7 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
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established. it's about 10 percent capacity. so slowly but surely, things are starting to improve thompson beaches. a us have representative for pacific island countries enjoy. we now live from suva in fiji goods. happy with us on the program. mr. h, i mean, while it was no communication, everyone including agencies, had an idea what the situation might be like. but from your understanding now with limited communication, does everything match up or is it far more worse than you imagined? i think it's mixed. to be honest, i think the good news is there's no more casualties. we now have reports from the outer islands. there were no more death. so tom and generally responded really well to the, to the rupture that took place. and the noise of it was so loud and so scary that they reacted early and went up hill and avoided the su nami. so,
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but that's very good news. but in the outer islands in hop on, for example, the destruction is, is extensive as a couple of island stay where the entire community has been devastated. all the houses destroyed livestock killed and the crops damaged completely. and the population has had to be moved to over to a larger island. so the, the good news is that the assessment is taking place now that we don't have the apple and also that the airport is open. they did a fantastic job of carrying the runway. obviously, the very focus also making sure that they are still coping free on the iowa, which is why there is limited communication. you might say physically with the outside world that you will focus as children, how, why digital ream it to help families to in the days ahead. oh,
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it's completely white. you know, children don't survive on their own, that members of families. so we work with it with families in these kinds of circumstances to support them and their children. that's the most important thing. so we deliver family kids hygiene, kids, wash supplies, and so on. they're all in these ships that are on their way the correspondence mentioned. and they will be helpful in treating the water that has been contaminated and also replacing all of the items that have been destroyed or lost in the, in this unami. often charitable agencies like yourself to coordinate their response with other agencies as well. so you don't duplicate the type of aid that is required. can you give us a sense of how that actually works? because obviously you're working alongside the nation state billet trees and naval departments to get your supplies to the areas that need it most. yeah,
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that's a very good point. it all has to be coordinated. it's one i wanted to make that a lot of people are interested. a lot of governments want to help and a lot of ships are on their way. but if they're carrying the wrong things, or they're not, shoot monetary and ships that are able to deliver a small islands and remote populations, they're not tremendously useful. so we, the un through it's the office of coordination of humanitarian affairs, is coordinating this effort with the government with nemo, the disaster management organization of, of trauma. and we need to make plans per cluster. we call a cluster water and sanitation, health, nutrition, shelter protection and so on. and we make the plans all together and we say ok the n g o x will do this. unicef, we'll do that and so on. and that's the best way to do it. but you can only do that
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when you have good assessment data, and that's been very patchy today. so a lot more what needs to be done to, to assess the damage and assess the exact extent of the needs of the population. of course, we'll come back to you as we get more information. you can give us more information as well for the moment, jonathan beach from unicef. inside of fiji. thank you for your time, sir. thank you. the citizens military chief has appointed 15 government ministers following a visit by us officials to end the countries political crisis. general of the albert hen agreed to form a technocratic government and began a national dialogue on ruling council promise to amend the document governing its transition to democracy. the thousands protested against military rule demanding a civilian lead government, at least $71.00 protest as have been killed since it was overthrown in october, including 7 this week. neither for today is the vice chair of the sudanese american
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public affairs association. she says the people are getting mixed messages. the us, all. this is nice people an explanation of why this is happening. you know, they're either not sending a clear message to the military that they're supporting the so then he's called democracy to 1000000000 as a claim. or worse than that, there are on the general sites and all the military fight against the civilians. they released the statement today saying that they're on the civilian side and they're working hard towards the civilian led the government. but on the same statement, they said the military showed their commitment to work towards the government based on consensus and what happens right afterwards. so we're hon. you totally against that because the civilians cabinet that he claims he forms which is unconstitutional because he himself is unconstitutional. completely goes against the statement that was at least by the us. so the actions that need to be taken by
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the us really need to show that they're truly committed to what they're saying. they are, which is standing either the civilians, the military needs the stuff from powers. this is not their role. they should not be involved in politics. the military has a clear law which is protecting the country and protecting its civilians. and we respect them for that all. 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 student right now. and what's happening right now, it's completely unconstitutional. and the demonstrations of the have been clear about saying that the military will no longer have a role in governance to them going forward. well still have hail now from the families, we meet the readings refugee children who made the hiring boat journey to safety. without the pirates. plus the struggle to keep track of spiraling crow virus infections in latin america. demand the testing growth to stay with us here,
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unknown to them. i. i look forward to brutus guys with sponsored by capital airways. i think it's news right, to stop falling and japan has been going for about 4 days. but the winds becoming life now, the shares are there in the high parts of home. sure, 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 about plus for the clatter of the top of asian keeps it cold and feel that weight has been snow falling as well. and that's true throughout the interior of china with rain and little bit for the science which might well spread as a proper tongue of rain. that was 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 eastwards. so it is potentially wet in jakarta,
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but more so i think eastern side keep going beyond to silhouette 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 sulphur. pretty dr. and 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 new delhi, but it is only temporary. oh, the weather sponsored by katara, always extraordinary men and women who are breaking the mold from the taxi drivers, investing everything they have in to their mini bus only to face extreme danger on the suitors rough his tracks to the joke he turned paramedics saving lives,
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transporting the sick and elderly from medical help blue through to whisking it all on al jazeera lou. the book about you're watching me so rob, the reminder of our top stories us president joe biden has won the credit. it'll pay heavy price this. it forces invade ukraine. he said, any russian move across the ukrainian board will because it is an invasion. i will be met with a severe economic chris you satellites, images show, the scale of russia's military build up along with border with the crane kits of
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moscow has not deployed more than a 127000 personnel. foreign aid has arrived until the 5 days after it was devastated by a volcanic eruption and army more essential supplies on the way. and the phone lines are being restored. group of are hanging refugees arrived in indonesia last month. have told down there about the hiring attempt to reach malaysia by boat amongst the children who made the dangerous journey without the parents. jessica washington met some of them in indonesia as a province. it locks me away in north archie. these children are now safe after surviving a dangerous journey at sea for more than a month. many of them miss their loved ones. some asked if they could use our phones to call home. this young girl tells her family about a fellow passenger who died on the boat. i saw them put her body in a sack with a heavy rock. she says,
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i saw them throw her into the seal of the 105 ro hanger. refugees staying here, nearly half our children. around 2 weeks after their arrival in indonesia, the rank of refugees have been vaccinated and completed their initial health checks with their daily needs being met. the focus is now on trying to gain a clearer picture of the individuals in this group and helping them make contact with their families. of to spending 10 days in quarantine, they are now able to share their stories. this 13 year old says the journey was terrifying. now sometimes the bows would tilt so much, we felt like we were drowning. wow. she says her parents wanted her to leave the refugee camp in cox's bazaar in bangladesh. so she could get an education. oh, i miss my parents. i feel like crying for them. some here are children who are married to hang a men in malaysia or engaged to be married. i got married 7 months ago. my husband
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works in malaysia. she is only 15 officials an uncanny say they are trying to keep the refugees safe and are providing counseling. we just want to make sure that all aspect of their protections is provided for this little experts say these children could be targeted by smugglers again or router. there are people who are, who would potentially prey on these children and use them or exploit them in this way and try to move them voluntarily or not across borders. yesterday. for now, marian says she's just happy to be on land and out of immediate danger. i believe good days come after bad ones. she says they've come here looking for them. jessica washington al jazeera look somali ha,
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now the number of new current of ours infections and endure is climbing back up to level not seen in months. more than 317000 new cases were reported on thursday. many cities of re introduced restrictions while infection rates had recently fallen in the countries urban areas. health experts believe the bel pick up again by the middle of next month. barbie metal has more from the capital, new delhi. it's been a year since india started it's vaccination drive, despite a slow start, more than one and a half $1000000000.00 have been administered in the country. now, authorities are recommending for market authorization for the 2 vaccines available here. that is the indian meet astrazeneca called covey. sheila and the home grown vaccine called co vaccine. what that basically means is that the 2 vaccines could become even more widely available across all hospitals and clinics across the country. now, best comes as colbert, 900 cases. the old body on the contrary, and continue to rise across the country and restrictions continue to be in place in
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the north eastern state of some cases have broken all previous recalls. the state recorded its highest single spike. since the pandemic began, the government that has now imposed a vaccine mandate for those wanting to enter public places in southern india, in carola every 3rd bus and testing for the virus is positive and demand for oxygen and hospital beds has also gone up. on the other hand, in the city of mon, by cases have dropped significantly. so the government that is reopening school starting monday. now, the french problem ministers says the countries diff, wave of crude virus cases is showing signs of waning. but gene can stack sworn that hospitals remain under pressure. government plans to keep current restrictions in place for 12 more days. a new vaccine pass will come into effect on monday, all by the unvaccinated from restaurants, full screen is public transport,
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and many other families. in the u. k, the health secretary sergeant jarvis says the country needs to learn to live with k with 9 team england describing all chrome virus measures meant to combat the over chrome variant that feeds tickets. mandatory mask wearing in shops and gardens work from home will end next week. some hospitals in england continue to be overwhelmed with patience. latin america is struggling to contain the latest wave of k with 19 . since the all become very with friends detected in the region in the december cases in many countries have hit an all time high on repelling possible. the national elections are just around the corner in costa rica with fast rising cobit 19 infections. have put a damper on campaign season. after all, we have to take very good care of ourselves on each other. keep our distance, you sanitizer, wear a mask, but everyone should be out to vote on february 6th. that's what's most important.
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everyone to vote alarmingly high case numbers not only being reported in costa rica, health officials war. they're also seeing a rise in new infections elsewhere in latin america. as the on, the kron variance spreads, panama, costa rica, i'm honduras. are you watching the highest number of new cold cases in central america was case is more than doubling over the last week. the infections in mexico have also spite hospitals. ations have doubled in the past 2 weeks. origin. tina is seeing new cases at a record high as well, placing the country just behind brazil for the highest infection rate in all of latin america, as governments scramble to meet the challenges of this latest wave of corona, virus infections. health officials say testing is still a major problem. demand for testing is higher than ever, especially as many countries in our region. also experiencing an active flu
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season. so it's critical that countries newest smart, okay. though several latin american countries have managed to vaccinate a large percentage of their populations, many poor nations like hon, duras and guatemala, have fallen behind. international health experts say equal access to vaccines remains a major obstacle in the regions fight against the pandemic. manuel rap a little al jazeera, a german inquiry, his son that former pope benedict knew about abusive priests, but failed to act. when was archbishop of munich from 1977 to 80. 2 are benedict, was known as cardinal joseph rat, singer at the time and has repeatedly denied claims. he covered up the bees that in baba reports former pope benedict. the 60 failed to take action against clerics in 4 cases of alleged sexual abuse in his native germany. that's the conclusion of
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a report by a munich law firm. the archdiocese of munich unpleasing asked it to investigate allegations of sexual abuse between 194520. 19 pope ameritas benedict formerly joseph rat, singer archbishop of munich has previously denied wrong doing over the cases and marked and reasonably confined to suffer. essentially, he claims a lack of knowledge of the facts and a lack of relevance under 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 eye and heart marks the current archbishop of munich of misconduct in 2 suspected abuse cases. last year, frances rejected an offer by him to resign. but the new claims of brought fresh pain for survivors of abuse in southern germany, attorney. so this doesn't help able to now clearly it affects me very much on an
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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 revive 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 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 barbara al jazeera chillies established a climate change observatory to gather data from the most under monitored part of
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the southern hemisphere. that's all part of a new effort to speed up the vital information for scientists to predict and mitigate the effects of extreme climate change. all latin america editor, lucy newman reports now from the southern chile. this is the magellan street that separates the south american continent from peer rather frugal. 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 chile, so have sensors all the way from your husband's law, all the way to the other, come out of it. and we'll use a single platform to provide access to the data in
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a open access format until now, data from the southern cone has been scarce. climate signed to 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
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that time both land masses were one, it was one solid, 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 b. she's, they said that the climate change experts insist that we are at the stage where we must predict and prepare for what is coming. and you're saying 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 or mitigate the changes in there in the, in the next years. yes, growth actually will launch an international antarctic center later this year. and we put that in us under lever says that it's approximately 2 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
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europe to drought in australia are chilly. fortunately, unlike the dinosaurs mankind has the ability to access data and use science to help mitigate what is coming to see in human al jazeera, my diane is chilly. ah, you watch over there with me. so robin doe, a reminder of our top stories. he was president joe biden has warned the kremlin, it'll pay a heavy price if it's forces and they'd ukraine. he said any russian move across the ukrainian border will be considered an invasion, or 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. kansas moscow has now deployed more than a 127000 personnel. forney has arrived in town for 5 days after it was devastated
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by the volcanic eruption and soon army more central supplies are on the way and phone lines are being restored when he has moved oakland.


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