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ah ah, oh, ah, fairs of an invasion mount in ukraine has us and russian ladies get ready to meet in geneva to try and de escalate. ah, by them david l this is al, jazeera ly from doha. also coming up. please remember out tom and frames back home and this tom of need and remember them, and you pres, more appeals for help photography flights carrying release materials which these unami hit pacific island nation. we report from the poll,
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which is great playing with shortages, covered 19 infections surge and bro hanger refugees stranded after a harrowing boat journey share that height with al jazeera. ah, we begin in geneva, where the u. s. secretary of state, hackney blinkin is making his russian counterparts. ok. lab. ralph? in an attempt to diffuse, rising tensions over ukraine. among the issues the breakaway done yet. and la hans grievance russian separatists took control of these areas in 2014. russia will also reiterate it's demand that ukraine never becomes a nature member. moscow wants nature, out of eastern europe and a ban on intermediate range missiles. the u. s. and it's nato allies say they won't block ukrainian membership, and they will russia to pull his troops back from the border. we have 3
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correspondence covering the story this hour and a moment. we'll get the latest from moscow with those jibari. we have hold on me. bringing us an update from kiev. but 1st let's go to natasha butler geneva. where that meeting between bring can and lab rolls is taking place. so we kind of outline met atocha briefly. what both sides want, how is this meeting expect to go? while the u. s. secretary of state, anthony, a blinker now has said that this meeting with his own russian counterpart as a gay lever off is really aimed at trying to find a common ground to see if there is any possibility of a pursuing dialogue. it's part of what lincoln has called a i. his push for a relentless diplomacy. as our efforts are stepped up to try and defuse the crisis in ukraine, both blinkin and be us present. joe biden warning that russia could be ready to
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attack ukraine at any moment. now, uh lincoln has said that really what he is expecting from this meeting and hoping from this meeting is that there might be more diplomacy in the future. more talks in the future is leaving that door open. that is the only alternative to conflict, or we're not expecting though, are any major breakthroughs. in fact, we've had minute, 2 weeks of talks and meetings without any concrete results. it is an opportunity, though, for billing can to make very clear to russia that if russia was to launch an attack on ukraine, the response would be in his words, a severe and swift. he will also want to make sure that sergei leverage is aware that our western powers are united some confusion over that after some comments or by the u. s. president joe biden. that seemed to suggest that there were divisions in a possible response or an a touch of, of air for us in geneva. i were going to go to hud,
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the hamid who we have standing by for us in here just a moment. but 1st, let's take a listen to the u. s. president's change of tone. you can put it on ukraine of the past couple of days. it depends on what it does. it's one thing is richard minor incursion and then we end up having to fight about what to do and not to which cetera, oh, assemble, rushing units, move across from cranium border that is an invasion at hot air. so do you think that change in tone from the u. s. president will play kate ukraine? well, i think he quinn would want to see further what's gonna happen. and next, specially what's the outcome of that meeting in geneva later today? i mean, ukrainians probably are quite confused about the different messages coming out of the by did administration when a u. s. secretary of state anthony, blinking was he had just 2 days ago,
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he was quite adamant that they will be no decision about ukraine without ukraine. so i think the authorities here would be, it would watch very closely what is going to be said after that meeting. and then obviously these changing and shifting positions coming from president a joe biden. i certainly didn't sit well here yesterday at the ukrainian president followed the mir zalinski actually treated that there was no minor incursion. there was no minor country and they were no minor casualties. that is quite clearly rebuffed to what president joe biden had said a day earlier. so i think that is that, and also ukraine is want to make sure that this really doesn't turn out to be something between a do you as an russia them on, grew agreeing about the way forward when it comes to the security of europe. when
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it comes to the expansion of nato, into eastern europe. but actually that this say focus on ukraine itself. you know, authorities here saying that now does about a $125000.00 russian soldiers along the borders, whether it's from the east or the north. and that they are ready to make an incursion any time soon. and ukrainians would like to see the focus of that meeting really on what happens next in this country rather than the broader european issue or the of the hamid there in kiev. thank you. as crossover to dos, jibari who's in moscow dalso. so what is russia hoping will actually come from this meeting? has it indicated at a room for compromise? i don't believe so. if anything, it's more clear now that the divisions between washington and moscow are greater than ever before. the russian foreign minister has been answering questions to
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journalists, thinner, written responses format. and he said earlier that at the relationship between russia and the u. s. is dangerous, is nearing a dangerously critical line because of the actions of the united states. what the foreign minister will highlight is that russia is looking for legally binding guarantees that nato will not expand any further. and that also, they will remove their troops reduced their troops and remove them completely from the 2 countries that joined after 1997. that is romania and bulgaria. the russians are asking that the nato returned to 1997 borders and that they stop expansion. of course, this all comes as we've been hearing the russians have sent another a shipment of equipment to beller roost military equipment. and that is for the new knows harry exercises, they will be carrying out with that country,
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starting february 10th. and the shipments that has headed over there includes 2 s, $400.00 systems. and so we believe that the 2 governments are getting ready to carry out those military drills at a time when tensions are heightened. and the presence of russian troops alongside the ukrainian border is also for military exercises. according to the russian governments, they say they will not be allowed. they will not allow other countries to dictate to them when and where they can move their troops to within their own country dose jibari aid. moscow thank aid from around the world is being hand to tongue has the pacific automation cleans up after a major volcanic eruption and su, knobby the option of the hung. her tongue hung a ha, pie volcano on saturday, killed at least 3 people and blanketed tongue in volcanic cash. find hey, has more from oakland museum and well, the flow all of
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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 tomlin community in new zealand, coming here to donate goods to be sent back to talk to friends and family back there with me now to talk more about this is jenny salisa who is co chair of the al serra tom, a relief committee, a tongue and who was 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 am marla lay to see so many talents come through to send care packages full of groceries and bottled water. we know that crude 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 het toner 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 live and out here or new zealand come through. as well as companies,
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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'm truly, truly grateful. for the response, 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 they are okay. however, on those out to islands and hot by 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 there are no life that can be seen. it is really, really concerning to us. earlier i spoke to tongue an athlete pizza pow fatal for who was a flag barrett for his nation. at the 2020 olympics. i began by asking him how his family and tongue were doing. it's been a very, very anxious time. we've been up. we've been working quite hard. i just found out
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that hour ago that my father is okay. he's been on quite the adventure. straight up to the straight up to the nabi. it ended up on the navy vessel. went out at the age of 74 for our 1st contact, 1st a the out to the island and then found his way back just and he's a governor of a pyre. i. you must be very proud. yes, my very, very proud i. when we didn't hear from him, we didn't get off 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 all. and that's, that's why 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
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the wake of, of this disaster, yes. so i created a gofundme page, told us to not be released by be there. and i created that we've been i had it within, within an hour of seeing the footage of the sonata actually just before communication was cut. the soon as i saw the orders 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 damage at that time, but we started that fundraiser. and initially it was about schools and hospitals and now seeing what the need is in other areas where we're looking at how we can best provide initial aid, but also building aid over over the next coming months. and it looks like it's what's been like just the just strictly trying to get that money where it needs to go in the sort of immediate often it's been,
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it's actually been very challenging it's, it's not a quick process. and the reason isn't that the initial late that's gone across has been a straight yet you see what they did that that septic military ships, the military plains, 2nd to that 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 reached out to people in by the hop islands which most effective and we've offered initially to you know, to cover the costs of bread of you. but i just heard as well that that's how they're short on flower. they show up short on food and this one bakery as
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only 60 readers worth of 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 resilient, 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 this ass, which is covering $170.00 plus islands so that there's no ongoing, we're spirit already issues as well. but it is going to be a long process and you know, we try to position ourselves to make sure that we're ready to provide that aid for the, for the medium to long term as well. still ahead on al jazeera, well look at how poverty and inequality in latin america is if i can fight against
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the pandemic and bringing a home to underground ambition. savvy as government stopped smiling giant vio tintin. ah, hello, thank you for joining him. we've had some soaking rain for south australia so much so a $110.00 millimeters in 24 hours. your heaviest rain in a 24 hour period in more than a century and there is still more common natur on saturday. this is moving closer to adelaide. meantime toward that southwest perth, that 40 degrees you've set a new record for the number of 40 degree days so far this summer. and you could set another record for 5 consecutive days of 40 degrees. look at this by saturday. if you get there, that will be the 10th days so far this summer. so you're just extending the record
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there off to new zealand, settle conditions, bit of a southerly component. so done need in just a hiv 21. few clouds for good been 24 degrees while for indonesia as java island just getting hammered with our seasonal brains. but i think the threat on saturday will move more toward west papua where we could see some flooding here. dealing with some showers for southern eastern portions of china, so a damp day in shanghai with the hiv 11 degrees. and guess what? the snow and winds have winded down across western areas of japan and temperatures have come up across the korean peninsula. so souls got a high of 5 degrees on saturday, but it's going to be a big cloudy, better weather update season. ah. the athletes agenda nice with the world of sumo wrestling is shrouded in see one on one east gets re wreck safe inside
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a sport where ancient tradition meets modern scandal on l. j 0 informed opinions. there was a need for avi, our lead federal government to take action to really facilitate a paper in depth analysis of the data global headlines inside story on al jazeera. ah ah, you're watching al jazeera reminder of our top story. they sell you a secretary of state and they blanket is in geneva to meet his russian count about so guy levels. it follows 2 weeks of international talks to deescalate tensions about moscow's military build up on the border with ukraine. u. s. president joe
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biden is wanting russia that any true entry into ukraine will be met with a severe response. did change in tone from the u. s. leader, but early had taken a softest aid from around, the world is being sent to tanya as the pacific on the nation cleans up after a major volcanic eruption. and to nami, at least 3 people died off the rupture on saturday. and peru is having a large oil spill on its shores that has been linked to the volcanic eruption near tonka. the environmental agencies said that 6000 barrels of oil was spilled. affected 21 beaches. it's blamed on unusual swells and the ocean caused by the undersea eruption. thousands of kilometers away. nepal is reporting more than $9000.00 new cove at 19 infections each day. it's highest numbers since the start of the pandemic. the vaccination rate is low and the government worries that cases could double by the end of the month on the i'll
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tell him who has more from catman to where on the premises of the cat monday district administration office. on a normal day, you'd see crowds of people lining up here for government documents like citizenship cards, birth certificates, and national id. it's unusually quiet today with the surgeon cove cases this week, the administration office has suspended most of its major services. as many of its staff have 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 surge and urge the public to cooperate. schools have been shut down till the end of january and wooster. dozes are being provided to frontline workers as of midnight today. gatherings of more than 20 people are banned mass or mandatory outdoors. and people will need vaccination cards to enter public spaces and to access public services. austria has become the 1st
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a new country to make coven hunting vaccinations mandatory for adults. a majority voted to pass the bill in parliament despite weeks of rawlings against the measure . under the new law adults can be fined up to $4000.00 for rejecting the jad latin america struggling to contain the latest wave covered 19 affections. since the only crone varying was 1st detected in the region in early december. cases in many countries have hit an old time high minute palate report. 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, we're a mosque, but everyone should be out to vote on february 6th. that's what's most important. everyone to vote. alarmingly high case numbers are not only being reported in costa rica, health officials war. they're also seeing
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a rise in new infections elsewhere in latin america. as the army. 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. asians 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 app to flu season. so it is critical that country is news tests smart
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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 hello al jazeera. a senior member of the u. k. government says prime minister orest johnson is doing an excellent job. he's under pressure to quit after emerged that parties were held at his downing street home. while the rest of the country was in lockdown. the prime minister has my a 100 percent. he is doing an excellent job. brisson was one of the 1st countries to roll out the coven vaccine. we've had a very successful please to program. we're now able to open up our economy again in britain and we've got one of the fastest growing economies in the g, 7 or hang
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a refugees from bangladesh who arrived in indonesia last month have told al jazeera of their harrowing journey by boat among which the group our children who made the trip alone. jessica washington met some of them. men, indonesia, archie, province, in luxembourg, 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, i saw them throw her into the ceiling of the 105 ro hanger. refugees staying here. nearly half our children around 2 weeks after their arrival in indonesia, the rank refugees had been vaccinated and completed their initial health checks
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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, but she says her parents wanted her to leave the refugee camp in cox's bazaar in bangladesh. so she could get an education. hello, 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 these
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little experts say these children could be targeted by smugglers again on the router. there are people who are, who would potentially prey on these children and use them or exploit them in a, in this way and try to move them i voluntarily or not across borders. do it if you do it 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 archie, the serbian government has stopped mining company. rio tinto from building a $2400000000.00 lithium mine. the prime minister's announcement came after weeks of protests. very mental act of s argued it would damage rivers in far blood. the metal is used in electric vehicles, or honesty of it has more from belgrade. as too many protest against 3 a dental company which planned lee to your mind, india, western serbia,
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the government has decided to revoke all license related to that project. prime minister and number and a beat said that this decision is a full stop for that company in serbia. she said she understood the concern of citizen and i, 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 alexander, would you said earlier that he thinks that the project is good for people and for him to cut country. also there was the press release from real inter company, which expressed concern to the cancellation of project either political decision experts have warrant earlier than the project of lead you mine would pollute waters and farmland. chile has established a climate change, observe a treat to gather data from one of the least monitored regions in the southern hemisphere. it's aimed at delivering vital information more quickly to scientists,
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so they can predict and mitigate effects of extreme climate change. a latin america, it had to say a newman reports from southern chile. this is the magellan street that separates the south american continent from b. r rather foible. it's often referred to as the end of the world, but also as the gateway to antartica less than a 1000 kilometers south of here. we are on an expedition with chillies 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 the public peninsula, all the way to the other, come a desert, and we'll use a single platform to provide access to the data ah, in the open axis for months until now. data from the southern cone has been scarce
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. 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 with 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,
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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 own species. it was it 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 we still have time to produce a behavior more suitable with this new vision that we have to update the mitigate the changes in there in the next years. yes, growth actually will launch an international antarctic centered later this year and put that in us. dr. lipper says that its 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,
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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 guy, janish chile, the singer and actor meatloaf has dies. he was 74. the stars bad out of hell album was one of the best selling records of all time. the grammy winner on marvin b a day played eddy in the rocky horror picture show and sold more than 100000000 albums worldwide on. ah, this is al jazeera, these other top stories. you are secretary of state and need lincoln is in geneva to meet his rotten counterpart saga lever. off. it follows 2 weeks of international talks to deescalate tensioned about moscow's military build up on the border with ukraine. u. s. president joe biden, his warning russia that any troop entry into ukraine will be met with.


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