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i know so we know what to do and we have the tools to get back to this screen on al jazeera. ah, let me know, dan, off the top makes this choice. russian will pay a heavy price. the u. s. president clarifies his position after he's criticized for saying a minor russian incursion into ukraine would draw a lesser response. ah, other can vanelle. this is al jazeera, alive from doha. also coming up. please remember how tongue and frames back home and this time of need. and remember the manual pres. more appeals for health is
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tong photographer, as flights carrying release materials reach the soon army hit pacific on a nation. we report from the paul, which is grappling with shortages, covered 19 infections search or anger, refugee stranded and indonesia. after a harrowing boat journey share their plot with al jazeera, ah, we begin in the united states where president joe biden is warning russia that any troop entry into ukraine will be met with a severe response. it's a change of tone from the u. s. leader heard earlier taken up soft stalls and white house correspondent, kimberly haircut reports, but there is no doubt, let me no doubt all the plugin makes this choice. russia will pay a heavy price. speaking from prepared notes on the anniversary of his 1st year in
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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 rushing units move across ukrainian border. that is an invasion but, and only 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 kirschner, then we end up having a fight about what to do, and not to which cetera will not laura grange president vladimir zalinski, fired back on twitter, lasting biden's comment. we want to remind the great powers that there are no minor incursions and small nation soleski tweeted,
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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, let activity in afghanistan, how much are they sure that we will thaws room, protecting our eyes, and how much are we willing to protect non allies when your european security is in the balance u. s. secretary of state antony blanket is engineer for a meeting with russian foreign minister survey. laugh rob russia is seeking to hold a nato expansion and membership for ukraine. moldova, the u. s. will not provide such assurances,
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but instead will encourage diplomacy to resolve security differences. there is no 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 health al jazeera, the white house, as tensions rise, you are sick, trista, and nibbling, can will meet his russian counterbalance ok level in geneva. among the issues the breakaway donetta and lance greetings, russian separatists took control of these areas in 2014 and moscow could seek autonomy for them. russia will also reiterate its demand that ukraine never becomes a nato member. moscow wants nato out of eastern europe and a ban on intermediate range missiles. but the u. s. and it's nato ally, say they won't block ukrainian membership,
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and they want russia to pull its troops back from the border. both jibari has more from moscow. russia 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 ask them, people here in the capital, and here's what they had to say. you've been moved to women, you put, i think there will be no war. it seems to me that we have this situation from time to time because authorities to keep people up with something apart. from qu, they did not put his rating is just going down near it. i don't believe it's possible properly, nations who ever thought this war i wouldn't one t because why?
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what for to prove war and to whom i stand for peace. never tell us. but ritual news now, why is it we'll need it? i wish we don't make well, 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, aid from around the world is being sent to toner. as the pacific on the nation continues to clean up operation offer huge volcanic eruption and through nami, the erosion of the hong kong. ha ha ha, pike, volcano and saturday killed at least 3 people as blanket its tongue in volcanic ash . wayne hay has more from oakland museum and go very slow. all very, very much underway now, both at a government level and an individual level here in oakland. today we've seen a huge number of people from the very large tongue in community in new zealand,
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coming here to donate goods to be sent back to tongue out at 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. i absolutely, and marla lay to see so many talents come through to send care packages full of groceries and bottled water. we know that fruit security is an issue in tongue right now, especially with volcanic ash affecting more than 80 percent of the tomlins 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 tomlins that love and ality 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 time and people. i'm truly,
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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 in the main island. i haven't been able to connect with many of them. so i know from other relatives that they are okay. however, on those out to islands and papa, 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 life that can be seen. it is really concerning to us, not only the clean up and the fact that it will take years to actually rebuild toner. but actually for us, it's those lives not knowing how many lives are actually lost. we're waiting,
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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, rebound from tongues are resilient with strong people. where are people that unite and times of struggle and, and times of challenge like this? i know that tom will get through with us. it will take a few years to rebuild. but i know that with the assistance of tolerance for, from overseas g, d, p, and tongue is made up of about a quarter of thomas g to be made up of overseas donation. remittances from people like the 70000 and new zealand. like the over 60000 and the united states and like the many thousands in australia. so i do appeal to a lot of our families here. please remember our tongue and friends back home and this time of need and remember them. and you praise or peter towel fossil for is a tongue and athlete who was
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a flag bearer at the summer 2020 olympics and he joins us now from brisbin. thank you. so much for your time, i know it must have been an anxious and anxious time with communications down. i want to start by asking how, how are you, how are you doing? how's your family doing their yes, it's been a very, very anxious time. we've been up, we've been working quite hard. i just found out an hour ago that my father is okay . he's been on quite the adventure. straight up to the straight up to the knobby, it ended up on the navy vessel. went out at the age of 74 for our 1st 1st contact, 1st ada out to the island and found his way back just today. and he's a governor of a pyre. i. you must be very proud. yes, we're very, very proud i. when we didn't hear from him, we didn't hear of him. we were worried, but we kind of knew that if he'd be somehow he'd be out there in the middle of it
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all. and that's, that's where he was. i want to ask you. i mean, you made headlines at the, at the 2020 olympics and, and now you've launched a fundraising drive, talk us through decision making process of using the platform that you've got in the wake of, of this disaster. yes, so i created a gofundme page, told us to not be released by be there before. and i created that with been i had it within, within the hour of seeing the footage of the snobby actually just before communication was cut. as soon as i saw that once i went, this is, this is not going to be good. there's going to be a lot of damage. i didn't know the exact amounts of savage at that time, but we started that fundraiser. and initially it was about schools and hospitals
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and now seeing what the need is in other areas where we're looking at how we can best provide visual aid, but also building aid over the next coming months. and it looks like it's what's been like just the gist, thickly trying to get that money where it needs to go in the sort of immediate often it's been, it's actually been very challenging it's, it's not a quick process. and the reason is that the initial late that's gone across has been straight in that sense, in that sense, in military ships, the military plains, 2nd to that the container ships which is being sent across. so even even the, the, all of the work that was being done that is currently being done in oakland. what, what that meant is that our, our team is up, is out there and it's not so easy to get containers at this present moment. so we
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reached out to people in by and by islands, which most affected and we've offered initially to you know, to cover it. it costs a brand of fuel, but i just heard as well that there's short term flower, the water short on food. and this one bakery as only 60 lead is worth a fuel less. so there's a lot of pain and we just logistics of how to, how to build that date. as i heard earlier, you know, talking the resilience known as resilient very strong people. i mean, how do you think that this rebuilding process will, will be i think it's going to be a marathon and not a sprint. so i think the sprints aspect of it is, is along the lines of getting water across, helping in some way remove all base asked, which is covering $170.00 plus islands so that there's no ongoing or spirit story
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issues as well. but it is going to be a long process and you know, we're trying to position ourselves to make sure that we are ready to provide that a for the, for the medium to long term as well. all right, thank you very much. your time. other period how far to for their the the 5 barrett the toner at the summit. 2020 olympics. thank you so much. peru is tackling a large oil spill on its shores that have been linked to the volcanic eruption near toner countries. environmental agency said that 6000 barrels of oil was spilled in the incidence affecting 21 beaches has been blamed on unusual swells and the ocean caused by the undersea volcanic eruption, thousands of miles away. the
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pool is reporting more than $9000.00 new cove 19 infections each day. it's highest number since the start of the pandemic. the vaccination braces low and the government worries cases could double. by the end of the month, ramey arthur limbo has more from cabin to where on the premises of the cut monday district administration office. on a normal day, you'd see crowds of people lining up here for government documents like citizenship cards, birth certificate, and national id. it's unusually quiet today with a surgeon corbett cases this week. the administration office has suspended most of its major services, as many of its staff had cove it, including the chief district officer, the government projects, the daily infections could double by the end of the month. it is announced several measures to curb the 3rd and urged the public to cooperate who have been shut down till the end of january and wooster. dozes are being provided to frontline workers as of midnight to day gatherings of more than 20 people are banned moss or
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mandatory outdoors. and people will need vaccination cards to enter public spaces and to access public services. japan is expanding its corona virus restrictions in an effort to beat a surgeon cases caused by the army con variant. restaurants and bars will close, early in tokyo and a dozen other areas starting on friday. the restrictions are set to be in place until february, the 13th. so come here on al jazeera, bringing home to underground ambition. serbia's government stops mining giant with b. a. newman by the magellan. great on the very tip of south america, where a new climate observatory is being launched and it will help to was all the mysteries. it was why these whales had been reaching more and more along the coast . ah,
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there's been more normal winter, snow the out from switzerland to austria, but the head of the driving storm is rather more nasty. i should say it that low sitting of the southern baltic balsamic get to friday. the winds will be easing a little bit slow. pushed through the baltic states into better was ukraine, and when behind easy, it's still cold in burlington about 2 degrees and even down in border about 6, madrid bench is 10, but look down through the central met. this is potentially stormy. sky is with thunderstorms and snow falling, even in the heights of sudden italy grease and once more turkey deposition of friday on saturday, everything moves on a little bit more. the winds down little bit more time just got just a little bit in one of 2 places. it really is proper midwinter, the sunday in the sky for most i think that's probably rather welcome true for most to north africa in the cold come down through here as well. and jamie, this temperature bit below the average, the ha matter, which is
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a seasonal wind is blowing strongly. so this indicates this indicates dust or dust in the air, and the same is true offshore in western sahara. martina and also parts of our gerry. as for rain, well it's the southern half the concert, madagascar has been facing it and i think we faced rather a lot more this weekend with a deep low heading towards the capital. the frank assessments this crisis continue to weaken a location even though perhaps he believes in the beginning that it was informed opinions, fighting politicians will now be under incredible pressure from the young people. that is one of the most types of things come out of this critical debate. do you think a should be facilitated? not sure. okay, i think, right. it's a really simple question. let's give tommy a child wants inside story on our jazeera.
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ah, ah, ah, you're watching al jazeera reminder about all stories this l. u. s. president joe biden is warning russia that any troops entry into ukraine will be met with a severe response. it's a change in tone from the u. s. leader who had earlier taken a softened as tensions rise. you a secretary of state antony blinking is on his way to geneva. he said to meet his russian count whatsoever to discuss the ukrainian board crisis aide from around the world as being sent to toggle has the pacific on a nation cleans up after him major volcanic eruption and soon army. these 3 people
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died off the option on saturday. that america is struggling to contain the latest wave of coven 19 infections. since the on the convent was 1st attacked in the region and early december. cases and many countries have hit an all time high man, your apollo reports. national elections are just around the corner in costa rica with fast rising cobit 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 every one should be out to vote on february 6th. that's what's most important. every one active ocean. 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 cars and cases in central
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america was case is more than doubling over the last week and 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. the man for testing is higher than ever, especially as many countries in our region, also experiencing an active flu season. so it is critical that countries news smart. okay. though several latin american countries have managed to vaccinate a large percentage of their populations. many poor nations, like hon duras, in guatemala,
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have fallen behind international health experts say equal access to vaccines, remains a major obstacle in the region. spite against the pandemic. monday wrap a little al jazeera ultra has become the 1st you country to make coven 19 vaccinations. mandatory for adults, a large majority voted to possible in parliament despite weeks of rallies against the measure. under the new door, adults can be fined up to $4000.00 for rejecting the job. and they, 17 people have died in an explosion in western gonna police said truck carrying it forces between 2 gold mines because i did with the motorcycle on thursdays you've been advised, evacuate the area and nearby towns opened rescue centers and churches and school refugees from wrangler refugees who arrived in indonesia last month told algebra about their harrowing attempt to reach malaysia by both among the group of children who made the trip alone. jessica washington met some of them in indonesia option
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province. it looks my way 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, 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
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terrifying. now sometimes the bows would tilt so much, we felt like we were drowning, but 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 ringer, men in malaysia or engaged to be married. i got married 7 months ago. my husband works in malaysia. she is only 15 officials an uncanny say they are trying to keep the refugees safe and are providing counseling. 3, just want to make sure that all aspect of their objections is provided for this little experts say these children could be targeted by smugglers again or a router. there are people who are, who would potentially pray all these children and use them or exploit them in a,
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in this way and try to move them i voluntarily or not across borders. no, it is 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, out as era. look somali ha! the serbian government has stopped mining company. rio tinto from building a $2400000000.00 lithium mine. the prime ministers announcement came after weeks of protests. environmental activists argued it would damage rivers and format. the metal is used in electric vehicles. oh, honestly yon of it has more from belgrade. after many protest against 3 a dental company which planned lee to your mind, india, western serbia, the government has decided to revoke all license related to that project. prime minister on a bernabie said the decision is a full stop for that company. and serbia,
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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 cut country. also there was the press release from real dental company, which expressed concern did the cancellation of project either political decision. experts have warned earlier that the project of lead you mine would pollute waters and farmland. chile has established a climate change observatory to gather data from one of the least monitored regions of the southern hemisphere. it's part of a new effort to speed up vital information for scientists to predict and mitigate the effects of extreme climate change. a latin america editor, the same human reports from southern chile. this is the magellan street that
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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 we 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 the 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
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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 effects that happen when we not bear will 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 in 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, 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 own species. if we said that the climate change experts insist that we are at the stage where we must predict and prepare
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for what is coming. and he'll say, look, the key words is mediator of a patient, but we still have time to produce air. i behavior more suitable with this new vision that we have to have update them, mitigate the changes in their content. in the next 2 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 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 or chile. 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 mother, janish chile, one of brazil's most celebrated samba singers. elza swat is his dives god
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with born in the slums of rio de janeiro. her raspy voice led her to the top of the brazilian music industry. slide is recorded more than 30 albums, often singing about social hardship, including poverty and racism. she was 91. ah, is there at these other top stories u. s. president joe biden is wanting russia that any troop entry into ukraine will be met with a severe response. it's a change in tone from the u. s. leader who had early earlier taken a softened stance as sanctions rise, usa proved data actually blinking is on his way to geneva. he said to meet his russian counterpart, sergey lever off to discuss the ukrainian border crisis aide from around the world is being sent to toma.

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