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we are in need together. i know on israel shells lebanon in response to rocket 5, but this disagreement over the group behind the original attack, you now accept digital coping certificate this summer reno where most of the population is inoculated, with splitting the same rushing job. still waiting approval from the blocks medicines agency to cover up or not debate rages over how effective wearing a medical mosque is controlling the spread of corona virus suite and drop the requirement before recording is 0. new coded cases of the us says it's still crucial to web on our panel discussing the conflicting advice they told us to wear the mask, and then we will have locked downs. and now we're doing locked down. it's one of the risk reduction measure. we need several help perspective behaviors.
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ah, the good happy with us. it's wednesday. even a good 7 here in moscow. my name's called him bryan. this is your world news, starting with israel. that's open artillery fire against neighboring lebanon in retaliation for a rocket attack, which could admit escalating tensions in the region. and recent days, sirens have been blaring along israel's northern border with 11 in his middle east correspondence policy here. these really ami right now is finding shells at the area of the labor. now, now this follows an earlier attack from the liberties side into is all there was 3 walker that was fired at israel. one was intercepted by the radio system, one landed in an open area, and one landed in lebanon itself. there are no immediate supports of damage or injuries. on the waiting side. earlier there was an indication that they could
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possibly be such an attack, particularly focused on the mortgage is weighing town october morning, which is home to some 20000 people. and they also went sounding in the area and the situation. there isn't a state of higher lives in what's happening on the neighbor need side, little military, if you can, please today think it is not giving us anymore information at this time. but it has said that he's lady shells landed between 2 neighbor needs villages. now they have been similar incidents in recent months from the lady side. they say that they don't believe kids is responsible for this, but that they bought it believe that it is palestinian group operating inside lebanon. having said that, it's highly unlikely that palestinian good wood fire rocket is well without the permission of his beloved sophie. this is a situation that we will continue to monitor throughout the course of the day. a wednesday shalon comes on a grim anniversary for lebanon. it's exactly one year since the devastating
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chemical blast and the capital which claim the lives of more than $200.00 people. it's believe to be one of the largest non nuclear explosions in history. now, just a warning that you might find the following video upsetting the dish human life time to see into national has condemned lebanese officials. so quote seamlessly obstructing an investigation into that loved one of lebanon's. oldest hospitals was devastated by the explosion as well as you can see that wonders died while the baby was born the very minute. all that laugh now were year on and the challenge reported to be doing well. we spoke to a nurse on the maternity unit that fateful day. she told us that panic was not an option because there was simply too much to do. and then i was funding my mother and about my day and the last time i do remember my
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cleaning alone feeling very bad that i did not know if i was okay to be able to be a kid and didn't have an idea what, what has what has happened so i when i try to move my hands and i was able to, i thought of to be you want to be where, where are they? if they are okay. so this is what i would up and went with the baby to see where they would and take them inside. i really spent too bad, but i had gone because i had the way i could. i could not go into panic mode. i had to be able to be in babies were giving me breathing and they would that they had to keep going and the fun to be able to i happened the baby in the go they doing very well that way. and i mean,
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conduct the parents every day being admitted to it and they send me everything they do, how they, how they feed things. are they doing very well. thank you. holding to here isn't it while repair work is still ongoing throughout the port city, but lebanon's economy is facing huge challenges still from a plummeting currency to power outages, as well as medicine and fuel shortages because of this, most of the reconstruction works been funded privately no by non governmental organizations, of the owner of one damaged historic property told us they've been let down by all sides to the last 3. and my house is a heritage building, but we didn't get any help from unesco or anyone else. the only people who've been helping a one kind strange that god sent to us and recently won n g o. no one else. the government didn't help at all. they've given us nothing but faith promises them all. i've witness many was i was born in 1944,
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but i've never seen the situation so bad. everyone keeps saying we've never seen such a crime and so much damage. if there was a war, it would've been easier. at least we could have had the option to escape at times of war, we were always notified to leave our homes. but this time we were left to die. sweden as marked the last few days with 0 new cobit cases, and also no more than one death per day. over the last 3 weeks. let us, despite the country dropping the mandatory wearing masks since july, the 1st and wealthiest grow about the new highly contagious delta vary. sweden's chief epidemiologist argues that more data is needed before they move against the strains. it is difficult to say how contagious delta is when it comes to chicken pox. we have been able to follow that disease for several years. the effectiveness of delta seems to be very uneven. in some cases, one person effects a 100 people. then we have other occasions where an effective person does not affect anyone at all. but other european countries on the united states are still
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very skeptical about about approach and then maintaining restrictions due to the surge of the delta strain. and last week, america's centers for disease control and prevention was that there's still an urgent need for both those who are unvaccinated and vaccinated to still wear masks or gifts debated. the conflicting global guidelines tweeted didn't do any mask band dates, and there's a lot of literature out there that shows that mass don't work. so if the w h wants to let us believe in mass that i would like to see the data that shows that makes a big difference. wearing a mask, reduce the risk of transmitting coping by 20 percent since she and even a one find for point 2 industry. in fact, yes, it should overall reduce the transmission of the virus on my prevent. part of the other risk addiction measures that they told us get back soon as we get off the mast. well, we ever got vaccinated and we're still, we're in a mass. so i'm not really sure with respect to that because they told us to wear
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the mask and then we won't have locked down to now we're doing locked downs, meaning no school or things like that. a lot of countries now are, you know, protesting germany had tremendous protests, australia had to protest francis tremendous protests. so, you know, we got to bring the people on cuz it's all about public health. it's selfish not to enter a mask when you should be wearing a mask and when there's a chance to actually infect somebody else, we need to present powerful images and the actual voices of doors. we need to protect the loved ones, the bone, their bowls, and the message should be focusing on protect others. what has happened with the viruses? it's already gone to the community. and those people who survived, which is the majority, now have antibodies and have heard immunity. it's one of the risk reduction measures. we need to several help protect the behaviors, wash our hands, where mosque keeps social distancing, and they all would use the percentage risk question is,
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how could be persuade people who now see mosque wearing as a belief choice. the single biggest influence across all reasons for wearing a face mask abused to be the low and active social lives to become a major challenge from vaccinated new yorkers. as the city's mayor introduces new rules banning them from public activities indoors in an effort to boost inoculations and surging cases. are these kind of opium went out onto the streets of new york to see how that's going them. new york city mayor build diblasio as announcing a new strategy for getting people vaccinated for covered 19 starting in mid august indoor dining and restaurants and working out in gems will be exclusively for those who been inoculated. this is going to be a requirement. the only way to patronize these establishment indoors will be if you're vaccine at least one dose. i want you to imagine the notion that because someone's actually they can do all the amazing things that are available in the
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city starting in mid august in order to go work out at the gym or in doors in a restaurant. you'll have to show that you've been vaccinated now, and you'll do that either with an app on your phone or by showing your vaccination card. and beyond that, the new york city mayor didn't go into specifics about how this will be enforced at this point. infection rates in new york city are rising and 59 percent of the population has been vaccinated. red x seen they're showing that they can transmit anyway. a lot of people don't like it because the nubile but i think it would, it would. it would help us, i think it's a difficult decision that he has to make. but i do think that you're starting to create a divide and separation within, within the community. if he has to do it to protect a new york is of course it's a good idea. obviously it's a good idea. horrible for the economy. i would say, i don't think the more seats available. what exactly bad policy?
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okay, other developments american pharmaceutical giants, pfizer, a madana whose vaccines are approved by the european commission, reportedly taking a controversial step by hiking their prices for coven vaccines in the u. britain's financial times, newspaper reports that a shot of madonna's vaccine is to rise to about $21.00. your rose, a 12 percent increase, will fight as his plan to go up to about 19 euros. a height of 25 percent over the current price. and now the phase is raising its vaccines, earning forecasts for this year of a $1000000000.00 to $33.00 and a half 1000000000 company also plans to supply half a 1000000 doses to the us government so that it can dispense them to some of the world's poorest countries, pfizer and the u commission, yet to comment on the jump in price beyond the redacted contracts published by the european commission, the content remains confidential. and so we won't be commenting. european political analytical markovich says the price hike has left him,
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baffled because in his opinion it goes against all usual business practices. how bizarre is this word and situation today with countries like france, germany, italy, are thinking about making vaccination mandatory. so we should be ordering even more vaccines and just at that moment, major companies like medina and pfizer are increasing their prices were normally, if you respect supply and demand, the prices should go lower. so this is something there's something fishy behind to say here to make a profit. i don't believe that at all. i think that they have to be cautious now because everybody's looking, we're going to be making 3rd over 30000000000 dollars this year alone. why are they increasing the price? i'm not even speaking about the fact that the whole contract between the european union and these companies is secret. the fact that they're rising the prices by more than 20 percent, it's something which is definitely not normal. i don't know why countries today are imposing the vaccine with such as fisher price increase, who's the profit for, is it for the people getting the vaccine or is it for these companies? that's the right question. can we go global developers to tell you about plus this,
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and he can save you for getting a bios or a money to pedestrians, electric scooter dividing opinion on any for being convenient and fast, but also potentially dangerous. well, hop on board and find out more stories after the the the ah,
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me rather driven by a rumor shaped by those in me. there's thing we dare to ask in the case and follow from an incident earlier in the gulf, wrongs military spokesman says some western media outlets are committing psychological warfare on behalf of israel. he made the comments while condemning
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reports that have claimed that ron was behind tuesday, hijacking of an old tanka off the coast of the united arab emirates. meanwhile, the tanker named the asphalt princess is now reported to be out of danger. the u. k . maritime authority says the hijackers had left the vessel. the distress call came in on tuesday after 8 or 9 am to salems boarded the tanker. so father, there's still no information on the identity or motives of the perpetrators. following the incident on tuesday, some u. k. media outlets were quick to accuse iran citing an unnamed security source. that is all that despite no evidence being presented so far earlier, international affairs commentator jonathan steele told me though, that it's too early to jump to conclusions. i just like the front line between iran and the states supported by the rest of your very suspicious around him is what scared to tom was around and since or time, because of often been years to start this season and stopping,
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searching was through some kind of attack, i mean, just hydrogen thing. we need to know who these people really, really need to get some information perhaps from the crew to ship it. so today they must be in contact with the hijackers and the crew, the captain of the ship, where they had to be speaking, fussy, was speaking, our big language was speaking to each other. we need to know a lot of facts until we get more information about how the western governments sort of it cheers to iran, got the evidence and what the evidence is, it's hard to know how strongly is that modern popular and they are eco friendly. we're talking about those electric scooters that are getting ever more popular and fast that they are a great way to get around, but in the wrong hands or face for the big enough pothole. they might not be that safe after all, not for the rider or for anyone in that way. more and more accidents are being reported. so we took a test drive through 2 very busy cities. foss,
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convenient and environmentally friendly. e scooters massively growing in popularity here in the u. k. over the last few years, the relatively cheap to run and use electricity so perfectly in vogue with the current focus on renewable energy. although russia is a relatively lead boomer in the market of shareable electric scooter, this service has spread rapidly across the country with a number of users doubling. since the beginning of the pandemic, as more people are being encouraged to use and to visual means was transferred, it's also become an all time favorite among all kinds of delivery companies. these goodrich, i available for rand, for a number of different smartphone apps and can be found pretty much on average 3 corner. yes, not every one is so keen on the british government, his bond excuses from public roads saying they can only be used on private land. it
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is not currently possible to get appropriate insurance for privately owned e scooters. meaning it is legal to use them on the road or in public spaces. it is legal to use and excuse her, on private land, with the permission of the landowner from specific companies on the road. the spart protective measures up 220-0000 accidents involving excuses are protected by the end the here. there are also concerns around the impact that you're having on vulnerable people in society. especially the visually impaired leaving me to wonder exactly. well, understand the question of a, you know, people that have actually had to go to school because a sofa that's a driver. my so, but the thing that really dangerous, it depends on what it is clued up. there didn't nothing. there was trouble fall 2 false and there's no oversight. there's no guidance for these people. they just buy them and,
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and they're just allowed to get onto the road in the footway without any going few weeks back and we're just going so fast. and then i think the honda at the top just came off in the middle of the road. the guy just fell off by lucky. there wasn't another call. it could've been a fatal accident as the number of people whizzing around moscow parks and pavements growth. so does the number of accidents involving e scooters. town people have died within the past 2 years. many believe that the reason is that e scooters operate in a legal gray area. and it's true. according to the current legislation, a person on an e scooter is a pedestrian, but in reality, this is a person on a fast moving object. the city council has so far responded by introducing the so called flow zones, limiting the speed for rent, it actually scooters to 15 kilometers per hour down from 30 to 40 kilometers per
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hour. but clearly that's not enough. yeah, i think it's good or are fun. but moscow is not well suited to, well, there are few places we can write safely, fish and cycling, and pretty narrow side walk. the most i can see to the east. we do to be a mood of draws for just as is quite dangerous. if so, then you have the people who don't have driving license, don't lie with tropicals, which can result in local infrastructure is not thought through. scooted, there are no specials, but there are lots of inconsistency is okay to write on the side or should you cycling? they should be regulated legislative level seem structure should definitely be modified to suit the traffic lights and special things the metropolitan police concerned about the use of excuses in crimes with the forces figures saying that excuses were involved in 574 recorded crimes in london such as robberies or assault between the 1st of july 2020 and the 30th of april 2021. perhaps the reason
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why rental services such as this one require you to provide your biometric data including facial recognition in order to hire one. i think what's more important is the safety rather than face recognition. i'm let people use that bank card like they use a bar as 56 take them out. i think the 1st thing they need to think about is safety . i personally don't think it's necessary. i mean, it's obviously like you said, that's a crime. surely there has to be an information that i think you need to guide your face to use by the way a school applies. you do that with that, but maybe it's unnecessary to get a snapshot. i think would be better for public safety if the had some means of id like credit card, debit card, something like this over the place. because if you've got someone's pitch on you information about that person, it would be quite easy to, to, to get the people making
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a menace with regard to the schools. many believe it's the task of police to regulate and control how people use e scooters. but in fact, it's more complicated and all sides should be involved, the rental companies, the transport authorities, and the users themselves. and while it can take months to work out a proper legislative base for the service, the scooters will continue to zoom along the streets of our big cities. well, at least until winter, for sure. the spate of wildfires has left behind a trail of devastation in turkey with vast swathes of forest lanterns ashes. thousands of people have been evacuated to safety and the e. u. russia and other nations of st. additional 5 fighting 40 as dialed the number of death throes to 8 on sunday has the bodies of a couple were found in that burned out home. the fires have been fed by strong winds and high temperatures. more than a 100 blazes of erupt it and about 30 provinces across turkey,
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an estimated 100000 hector as of land who burned the headlines right now. 3 people have been killed in the morning. rush hour train crash in the czech republic around a 150 kilometers west of the capitol. more than 50 have been injured. 8 of them critically check railway says one of the trains was an international high speed service to germany, and the other was a local can you to service? it's for the one of the drivers, mr. red signal. and then i'm done to 5 man threatened to detonate. a hank renee to the entrance of the building that houses ukrainian cabinet. the facility was evacuated, a special forces moved in the suspect was eventually detained, but his motives are not yet known. checking in with our t america next. stand by for news views. hughes the
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rather driven by dreams shaped by person of those in me who dares think we dare to ask me. oh, is your media a reflection of reality? the in the world transformed what will make
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you feel safe for the tycer lation whole community. are you going the right way or are you being that somewhere direct? what is true? what is faith in the world corrupted. you need to defend the join us in the depths will remain in the shallows. ah, ah, and i make no borders and as long as emerge, we don't have authority. we don't actually leads to take action and be ready. not
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a joke. people are the judge. you know. 2 crisis we can do better, we should be better. everyone is contributing each in our own way, but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever. the challenge is paid for the response has been massive. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we are together in the area. everybody on john hardy filling in for scotty. now you're welcome to the show. we have another busy run down with a lot of topics to get to among in germany. and india sitting worships to the south trying to see really up the pressure on china and raising more contention over trying to territorial claims. there germany deployed one of its frigates, the bay,
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and on monday to sail through the south trying to see it really the 1st time actually since 2002. in a statement, germany's navy said, quote, together with its allies, germany wants to show more presence in the endo pacific. clearly berlin is sending a message to beijing. the united states, the u. k. japan, australia also expanded her naval presence and activity in the pacific. all sort of counter china and now india is also jumping in on the action, sending a task force, a for war ships to the south china sea, as part of a 2 month deployment. that will include exercises with the u. s. japan and australia and the task force of ships includes a guided missile destroyer guided missile frigate and an anti submarine. what's called corvette ships will also work and bilateral exercises with naval units, from singapore, vietnam, indonesia, and the philippines. all this is us, vice president, common harris is scheduled to take her 1st trip to vietnam and singapore in 2 weeks time, a trip aimed at rally international support to counter china's increasing global
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influence and power and power that according to the white house, we're also looking at the deadly wave shootings here in america the summer as the murder rate continues to climb nationally in new york city, 10 people were wounded. when 2 gunmen shown there followed by 2 accomplices on motor scooters, open fire outside a restaurant in queens. well, that shooting was just want to several in the 5 boroughs over the course of a weekend, in which 18 people were wounded. 3 killed by gunfire, just one of the cities dealing with increasing violence in portland, oregon. as the murder rate there continues to skyrocket. a police department is having a hard time recruiting people and speaking of having hard time finding workers, america's airline industry continues to struggle despite a massive federal bail out. during the pandemic, flight delays and cancellations continue to grow despite increasing numbers of people flying even as the delta various of the coven, 1900 virus continues to spread all this and more to drill down on today on john hardy. and this is of course news we choose right here on our t america. let's get to it.
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ah . all right, so the white house says i was just talking about says that vice president harris will quote unquote underscore the u. s. his message regarding free passage for trade through the south trying to see during her trip to vietnam and singapore. as i, as i talked about later this month. well, this is indian germany or the last countries to send war ships right there to the south china sea. so for more discussion on this, we bring in political commentator and former us naval intelligence officer, john jordan. john, good to see you. i know, you know, this region very well. so i want to, i wanna talk about exactly what's happening here. you know, we'll, we'll, indian germany sending naval ships to the south trying to see what will that accomplish if anything, will this essentially intimidate china? is that, is that really the, you know, the move here is hugely significant. john. and there's really
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a couple of different parts to this. first of all, the british sent in their new aircraft carrier queen elizabeth with f. 35 jets on it. and now you have germany doing the same now can germany in england really project military force in that region? not really. what it does do is send a message to beijing, is it? future attempts, as my dad would call it, to turn south china sea into a lake are going to be tolerated. that's a hugely important trade route. the most important from there to the constraints mark is most important trade route in the world. and we're not going to, nobody is the you is not going to tolerate that being turned into something that is controlled by china exclusively. and there's going to be economic and political consequences. that's what those worship deployments by germany and england communicate to beijing and no uncertain terms. now the indian.

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