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to hi, would it be the above my hey, this is an important part of the world. people pay attention to what we're going here and how to do this. very good bringing the news to the world from here. ah, you as president joe biden warns rush, i don't pay a heavy price if ukraine is invaded as new satellite picture show the scale of expenditure build up near the border. ah, hello, i'm down, jordan, this is out as they are alive from doha. also coming up, the 1st batches of international aid reached hunger days after a massive subsea volcanic eruptions. tanami caused extensive damage. the u. s. is charged for better russian officials with aircraft piracy, a loss maze force,
diversion of a ride that bus. i'm to 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 mystery such as why these whales have been beaten more and more along the coast. ah, we begin in washington, where u. s. president joe biden has said russia will pay a heavy price, but invades ukraine. warning came as new satellite images show the scale of the military build up along the border. ukraine says russia has now deployed more than a $127000.00 troops. a white house correspondent, kimberly how get reports from washington. but there is no doubt, let me no doubt all that approach makes this choice. russia will pay 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. addie any assembled russian units, move across ukrainian border. that is and invasion. but they're normally met with severe and coordinated economic response. 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, minored, corrosion, and then we end up having to 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 minor incursions and small nations litski 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 . u. s. lead activity in afghanistan. how much are they sure that we will falls room, protecting our eyes, and how much are we willing to protect the non allies when you're european security is in the balance. u. s. secretary of state antony blinkin is in geneva for a meeting with russian foreign minister, sir. gala rav russia is seeking to halt and 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 in. kimberly help get al jazeera, the white house. when you're a sector of state anthony blinking has been in berlin. the head of friday's meeting with survey lab brought in geneva. he met with foreign minister officials and germany, france and the u. k. together with the u. s. they're promising a swift and severe response to any russian aggression against ukraine. germany's foreign minister coven moscow to take urgent steps towards de escalation in as i get is only sweeney gum. 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, unprotected with
a shield on the supplies explicitly even if it could have economic consequences for us. well, let's get the view from both keys and mos colin. those developments amount to 0 correspondence with ukrainians 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 caused 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 they hear back from their own leadership, or indeed european and american politicians. now, people would tell you that this is actually not the right time for russia to cross the border. they say that the situation is different than back in 2014. they said
that the army, the 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. russia's 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 do or near russian think about the ongoing tensions. we ask them people here in the capital in years where they had to say, yeah, the move to women, you put, i think there will be no war. it seems to me that we have the situation from time to time because authorities need to keep people up with something apart from coded,
put his rating is just going down the video and we're, it is possible that property nations will ever start this war. i wouldn't one t because why, what for to prove war and to whom i stand for peace when you, when you tell us the cable news net, why is the tool need it? i wish we don't make war, especially with the ukraine. we are brothers. indeed, that's all i can tell you as a world way to find out what happens in geneva on friday. many here are hoping that diplomacy and dialogue can continue to be forward to try and de escalate the looming crisis. now the u. s. department of justice is charged for government officials, some bella roost with aircraft piracy for diverting a ryan air flight. last may. the plane was flying from greece to lithuania when it was forced to london, minced by bell or russian fighter jet. better roosters accused of faking a bummer to force the aircraft down. so the government critic on board could be arrested. it's brigand, steven nicks, his regional director for eurasia,
the international republican institute. he joins us live from washington, d. c. steven said these for bella. russians have been charged with aircraft piracy . how significant business and why is the u. s. taking the step? now, do you think? well, it's very significant. there's 2 salient points here. first is principle. the 2nd is timing. from the principal standpoint, this is exactly what the west needs to do to stand up to the authoritarian regime in baylor bruce. although these 4 individuals have been charged in us district court and you were the real perpetrator, here is alexander lucas shanker. these 4 individuals are acting on his orders. so this is an important message that the west is sending, that they're not going to tolerate, ah, air piracy, which is a legal term used to denote hi jackie. it's intolerable, and the west need to take stutter top. stand on this. the 2nd is, jaime. i think the timing is important because this comes at the same time that
they loosen, and russian military units are engaged in joint exercises on ukraine's northern order. to further to stabilize the situation and intimidate them. i mean, it is, it is an interesting stephen because the u. s. justice department has already said these 4 men remain at lodge in better routes. the chances of them ever facing trot in the u. s. a practically zeros is this many symbolic well difficult, but not impossible. it's conceivable. if these individuals ever set foot outside of a roof into any of the e u countries, they could be held, arrested and then remanded over for trial in the southern district of new york. so yes, it's certainly possible. ah, whether it's probably not. we'll have to see, but these gentlemen will not be able to leave a roof prover. yeah, and it's, it's a, it's worth pointing out that the plane that was forced to land in minsk was a ryan at past the jet based in europe. so why charge has been fall in new york?
i mean, this wasn't even a u. s. owned aircraft. yes. well the u. s. attorney is based. these are charges and jurisdiction upon the fact that for. busy busy american citizens were on board the ryanair flight. so in, from a legal standpoint, this is certainly a sound legal argument to gain jurisdiction. statement that the final point to you . i mean, at the time the incident sparked international outraged didn't it in the u. s. u. k . and e, you impose sanctions on better. ruth, what are the broader international implications of this case in terms of aircraft piracy and international law? sure, well, this is an issue that is, it goes beyond the baylor root situation. you're talking about international air piracy. and if lucas shanker was allowed to get away with other dictators in the region, could be tempted to do the same. so it's important to take a tough stand against this elicit corrupt and cruel regime. that's what the u. s.
is doing. we hope and expect our european partners to do the same even next when i got to get your insight. thank you very much and thanks for talking to us. thank you for having. sedans, military chief, has appointed 15 government ministers falling a visit by u. s. officials to end the countries political crisis, general abdel photography han agreed to form a technocratic government and begin a national dialogue. sedans, ruling counselor promised to amend the documents governing its transition to democracy. thousands protested against military rule. demanding a civilian lead government, at least 71 protest as i've been killed since it was overthrown in october, including 7 this week at least 17 people have died in an explosion. the western gonna police say a truck carrying explosives between 2 gold mines, collided with a motorcycle rescue team say most victims have been moved to hospitals in the back go. so district people being advised to evacuate the area nearby. towns are opening
up rescue centers in churches and schools in liberia, at least 29 people, including 11 children, have been killed during a stampede and a religious gathering. hundreds had gathered overnight for the event in a suburb of the capitol monrovia. the stampede was triggered by an attack by armed men on worshippers. one person has been arrested. the president has declared 3 days of national morning. lots more so it's coming out as they are, including the struggle to keep track of spiraling corona. virus infections in latin america is demand for testing. rose and the man who wants hell. the top job of the catholic church is accused of coverage with the when stays on the ground attempt to get really low is when you get your extreme
blows in his art to care as well. now in easton kaz as a hide attempted not to was minus 14 that our to care on thursday was here. so it's warmed up relatively minus 8. in the morning, however, let's just zoom in quickly to the real bitter cold with wind chill in easton, canada, which stretches down through the u. s. so new york minus for the sunshine, with windshield that goes down to d. c as well. but the sun is in the sky, if at some compensation as more snow on the way the reason the temperatures come up in the plane states is largely the influx of cloud. and yet most i, which develop into a significant storm once again in the great legs and brings rain well snow, most likely, with minus 4 in toronto, been rain for the sas. maybe it's lost. you draw a picture, but pretty cold. as far as a texan curse has a winter storm warning out for texas, but the sun shines in the sky for the most part of that. for the south standard, whether the trade winds blow than a particularly strong from big shower here and there. but mostly i think over the
water in south america, pretty big storm, the developing again around the river plate. but for rio, yes. wanted to shout, but dryer than it has been ah. charged with crimes against humanity, $4000.00 counts of torture and $58.00 cases of murder, rape, and sexual violence. people in power trucks, the 1st ever war crimes trial over syrian high ranking officer. i am taking part of this trial because he did something bad to me and to others as fearful. i don't feel i focus about jobs as part of that. he's in the trial of on world slim hard to on. i just ito ah
ah, welcome back. a quick reminder, the top stories here, this, our u. s. president joe biden has warned the kremlin. it'll pay a heavy price if it, if it's force is invade you crate. you said any russian move across the ukranian border will be considered as an invasion. and will be met with a severe economic response. new satellite images show the scale of russia's military build up along its border with ukraine cube says moscow not abroad. more than a 127000 troops. and the u. s. is charged for government officials from bella luce, with aircraft piracy, iran airplane, carrying a critic of mints was forced to land in the bill a russian capital last night. now the 1st shipments of international aid have arrived and toner, 5 days after it was shaken by a volcanic eruption and some army ash was cleared from the runway to let military
plains from australia and new zealand land with central supplies or more raids on the way and found lines are being restored. authorities have confirmed 3 deaths and extensive damage across several islands. but when he joins us live from oakland in new zealand at wayne, some more aid is now on its way to tell us what's been happening. hey, yes, we're the flow of a very much underway now, both at a government level and an individual level here in oakland. today we have seen a huge number of people from the very large tongue and community in new zealand coming here to donate goods to be sent back to talk that out to friends and family back there with me now to talk more about this is jenny salissa who is co chair of the al serra tongue, a relief committee, a tongue and who is a member of the new zealand parliament? i mean, jenny, you must be incredibly proud and overwhelmed with what you've seen here today. this huge outpouring of generosity. absolutely. and marla lay to see so many talents come through to send care packages full of groceries and bottled water. we know
that great security is an issue in tongue right now, especially with volcanic ash affecting more than 80 percent of the tongue lines back home. you know, sidelines have had tongue over the years, but this is, i think, one of the disasters that has had so many parts of toner and to see the thousands of tons that love and out yet, or new zealand come through. as well as companies, we've had so many different companies coming to donate bottled water and groceries as well because they do want to also help out on telling people i am truly, truly grateful for the response. and we've seen a lot of smiles among the people here, but there must be still a lot of concern. we know communications are slowly getting back to some sort of normal level, but still a lot of people haven't been able to speak to family members back home. that's right. i've been able to speak with someone directly from ha fi, but i myself haven't been able to speak with all my cousins. i've got hundreds of cousins both and hop i as well as them and the main island. i haven't been able to
connect with many of them, so i know from other relatives that there are okay. however on those out to islands and happy where my father was from we so many of my relatives are from, it is really heartbreaking. just saying the coverage, the surveillance and knowing that there are some islands with their unknown us that can be seen. it is really, really concerning to us. not only the clean up and the fact that it will take years to actually i rebuild toner. but actually for us, it's those lives not knowing how many lives are actually lost. we're waiting, waiting patiently to know and find out whether our relatives are all right. and just briefly finally, i mean this is a very proud nation. how will the tongue and people both at home and toner and here in new zealand re bound from miss huggins, are resilient with strong people. we are people that unite and times of struggle, ange, and times of challenge like this. i know that tony's will get through with us will
take a few years to rebuild. but i know that with a substance of talents more formica, say's g d, p and tongue is made up of about a quarter ontology. these made up all overseas donation remittances from people like the 70000, uneasy on like the over 60000 and the united states and like the many thousands in australia. so i do appeal to a lot of our fantasy. please remember our tongue and friends back home and this tom of nate and remember them and the praise on thank you very much and, and good luck. that is, jenny seller said they will. this was so popular this donation drive. this is day one today, friday that in fact the organizers had to turn some people away. of course, they will be back in big numbers over the next few days. and it's hope that the 1st of these shipping containers can be sent to talk early next week. all right away live for 7, auckland new zealand. when thank you. now a german inquiry has found that former pope benedict knew about priests involved in sex abuse would fail to last. when he was archbishop of munich from 1977 to 1982
benedict was then known as cardinal joseph rats, anger and has repeatedly denied claims that he covered up abuse. letting baba 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 munich law firm, the archdiocese of munich advising us to investigate allegations of sexual abuse between 945 and 2019 poco meritus benedict. formerly joseph rushing, archbishop of munich, has previously denied wrong doing over the cases a marketing reasonably confirmed with us. 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 wine 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 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. so i the archdiocese is set to give a full response to the report next week, while the vatican's put out a statement that doesn't mention poke 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 a series of abuse scandals in countries including australia, chile, 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 miners. the real number of victims is thought to be much higher. the dean barber al jazeera with the french. my minister says the countries, 5th wave of corona virus case is a showing signs of waning, but john cast x warned that hospitals remain under pressure. a government plans to keep current restrictions in place for 12 more days. a new vaccine parts will come into effect on monday. it'll bar the unvaccinated from restaurants, sports arenas, public transport, and many other vendors. look better me, dont, geezer gee. the evolution of the situation allows us to envisage and 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 law makers have voted to approve that transform as your new pass sunny day. the transformation of the health passed into
a vaccine passes are necessary and coherent development. it's necessary if we want to preserve and, and crease our vaccination coverage in the event of new variance. it's coherence because it clearly puts constraints on the on vaccinated. and therefore, we will be able to lift the measures thought we have taken to counter the latest wave. hello, austria has become the 1st european country to make coven 19 vaccines, compulsory for people over 18. the lower house of parliament passed the measure on thursday. from mid march, police will start random checks with $680.00 fines for those who aren't vaccinated . the measures are set to be in place for 2 years. tens of thousands of been protesting against the plans, as they were announced in november. in the u. k, the hell secretary sent a job and says the country needs to learn to live with coven. 19 england is scrapping all current virus measures meant to combat the amik wrong there. and vaccine certificates, mandatory mosque wearing and shops and guidance to work from home. and next week, some hospitals in england continued to go over well know,
with patients and latin america struggling to contain the latest wave of coven. 19 since the on the convent was 1st found in the region. in early december cases in many countries of hit and all time high minor, rapid ripples national elections are just around the corner in costa rica with fast rising code. 19 infections have put a damper on campaign season. we have to take very good care of ourselves and 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. everyone out to most alarmingly high case numbers are 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 army cranberry. it spreads, panama, costa rica, and honduras. are you watching the highest number of new calls? the cases in central america was case is more than doubling over the last week.
infections in mexico have also, spite hospitalizations, 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 are also experiencing an active flu season. so it is critical that country is used tests smart. though several latin american countries have managed to vaccinate a large percentage of their populations, many poor nations like honduras and guatemala, have fallen behind. international health experts say equal access to back scenes,
remains a major obstacle in the regions fight against the pandemic. manuel rap aloe al jazeera. now serbia has abandon plans to allow a controversial lithium mind been built in the countries west. the announcement from the prime minister, holiday weeks of protests mining company rear tinder was behind the 2400000000 dollar project activist ers smith. im mining wood damage, rivers and farmland. honesty. animal has more now from belgrade, after many protests against 3 dental company which planned little mind, india, western serbia, the government has decided to revoke all license related to that project. prime minister on a bernabie said that this decision is a full stop for that company. and serbia, she said she understood the concern of citizen. and i have i environmental activists who have been blocking many roads in serbia from november last year. she also said that routine to didn't give enough information about the project to
citizen and the government. on the other hand, president alex on that, what you said earlier that he thinks that the project is good for people and for the cook country. also, there was a press release from the athena, a company which expressed concern did the cancellation of project either political decision experts have warrant earlier than the project of lead you mine would pollute waters and farmland. not chilly, has established a climate change observatory to gather data from one of the least monitored regions of the southern hemisphere. it's all part of a new effort to speed up vital information for scientists to predict and mitigate the effects of extreme climate change. our latin america editor, lucy newman reports from 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 public peninsula, all the way to the other. come out of it and will use a single platform to provide access to the data in a open access format. until now 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 climates effects 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 fema 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, 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. she's was that the climate change experts insist that we are at the stage where we must predict and prepare for what is coming. and he'll say, look, the key words is mediator of a patient, but with you have time to produce. or i behavior more suitable
with this new vision that we have to update and mitigate the changes in there in the, in the next years we're screw chilly. we'll launch an international antarctic centered later this year and put that in us. dr. lipper says that it's a proximity to antartica, makes it an ideal location for global scientists to put their heads and david together to anticipate everything from floods in china to heat waves and northern 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 a newman al jazeera, my diane is chilly. ah, dr. concerning the headlines here on out there. yes, president joe biden as.
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