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the who's israel becomes the 1st country to close the borders to all foreign nationals due to a new cobit strain. the chronic variance is already spreading globally with australia and leak among the latest to detect cases. also, the, my son is down here in the mine as his mother, i feel that he is alive. among the stories that shaped the weak themes of heartbreak, his family mourning the loss of 51 people in a siberian coal mine explosion. several managers and officials have been arrested over thursday disaster to protesters are killed and over a dozen injured by the french military in new air, according to local authorities, after an army con boy on the way to molly, was confronted by writers ah,
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broadcasting direct march studios, in moscow lines, this is our to international. i'm john thomas. certainly glad to have you with us as we recaps a week's top story. israel is closing its borders to all foreign nationals for 2 weeks. as global panic spreads over a new cobit variant, dozens of countries have halted flights from southern africa, where the kron strain was 1st detected in your house berg. the restrictions have left air passengers scrambling to get out for many of them. it's already too late. the last plains to europe and north america have already departed ahead of travel deadlines and posed by government, while flights to major connection to hub such as doha, do buy, and singapore have all been suspended as well or cheese paul fleer earlier spoke with travelers at south africa,
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the largest airport. i did because nothing is nothing i can do coming yes, april. it's not like getting anything done with spain. and i don't know when, when i can, i can fly this way. we've checked on the air fronts and a flight wasn't consult. i say you do, you here? see i'm tend to quiet see, well with and send you but everything. so when it was gonna buy a new ticket, so miss kay austin, diety, and confusion. following the discovery of a new coven variant called emmy crohn, at his turn, the world upside down. people rushing to the port in a pace for the tamed to get on any remaining flight. and in fact, the queue of people are lining up in front of a close the ticket sales counter. they're hoping it will open, and there might be a few things that they can still get on. many of them a person, because the united kingdom was the 1st to read list 6 southern african countries and insist that any traffic coming from them would have to go into quarantine for
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10 days at a government facility. since then, the united states, canada and the european union and other major destination had followed prices for flight and rapid pci, skyrocketing kim kerr, who is the founder and need volunteer of community circle home south africa ads for the last year. been hoping, traveling in an south africa, navigate the regulation. she's been inundated with calls apart from people running out of money. yeah. funds that they had that they had thought that was going to cost them to be medical aids usually only cover you for a certain amount of time abroad. travel, medical cover only covers you a certain amount of time that's going to run out. people have to get back to jobs. schools are going to open soon, and the people trying to get the children home. the sense of loss is going to be felt because people are feeling like they are really trapped. and they're becoming
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more and more frustrated and see more and more tears. what i'm hoping is that governments can put measures in place that not just citizens, but family of citizens. if you can show just show proof of some tied to that country, that those people will be allowed entry. even if it means extra p c r testing. or it means a little bit of quarantine with retesting in that country. that people have to understand that these a human beings. these are people who have got a need to travel, not a one. it is not clear where the army con, very 1st emerged. scientists from south africa were the 1st to note the world health organization. the south african government has criticized international community for rushing to ban travel before the variant is properly safe and is concerned about the damage the bad will do to both travel and business for now, the fate of people stranded f. s a pulls is unclear, as well. struggled to build with the new 300 south africa. with
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so many questions. mounting around the new across variance. we spoke to helen reese from one of the largest research institutes in south africa to find out her 1st hand experiences of the strain. the concern about this variant is that it has a large number of mutations many more than we've seen before. some of these mutations we've already seen on other variance, and we know that they can be associated with increased chance this ability and, and possibly increase what we call immune escape. what that means is that they're more resistant to the protection that you get from vaccines. we've also seen that mostly initially in young people, that's probably because young people are like they are all around the world getting fed up with all of the restrictions that and what they are describing of the same sort of symptoms that we've seen with other covered infections so fever, headache,
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muscle, lakes, fatigue, cough and i haven't yet heard anyone talk about the lack of smell and taste with this variance. we also have noted, and this is the true if you seeing the reports that we're getting from other countries as well, where they're also now identifying cases that people have been vaccinated in some cases fully vaccinated. so what we don't know is whether, what this variant is, is managing to do is to overcome vaccination completely. the antibodies that you get from vaccines completely, probably not. we're still hopeful that the faxes will protect against severe disease. and with the other variance that have emerged we've, although we've seen a reduced or reduced response to, to the vaccines. we have still seen protection against severe disease and death. vasa, spoken to the head of the russian direct investment fund,
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which is overseeing the global distribution of the student vaccine. he has a range of different jobs, is key to fighting the pandemic and a new strength. i think it's very important to investigate as in your barrier a so far student has shown to be incredibly effective against all of the different mutations. and we will share some good data, hopefully a little bit later on agreed to efficacy against delta very. and so the numerical force has to be started and we need to see how bishops as exists and like seeing side games in your area, but also weekend really quickly about like seeing when you variant, if needed. and we believe that different conference of care portfolio, different like seats, we see as a monopoly off, and we're in a mac fuel in europe failed to protect europe. so it shouldn't be about emma in a monopoly. it should be about portfolio of different extent. acknowledges include in russian vaccines, chinese vaccines, other vaccines from britain,
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astrazeneca is very good, and all this report folio different vaccines. can countries themselves? meanwhile, as if, how do you appropriately turn up to work with coven? this is the question that has played the check president. as he compared to emerged from his sick bed to swear in the countries at new prime minister. he turned up with health workers in hazmat suits and rolled into a glass cage in his wheelchair for the ceremony. in addition to being coven positive, the president had previously spent 6 weeks with an unrelated illness, the new p. m will take power in prague after being elected back in october. a renewed pandemic clamp down across much of western europe has sparked wide spread st. unrest and clashes with police. however, the european union is distancing itself from the tough security response, saying that's purely a matter for national governments. ah,
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since the european commission was not present at the scene of the riots and is not a police organization, it is not in the best position to comment on the actions of the police of the e you states. the maintenance of public order is strictly within the scope of the national forties of the you states and is supervised by the national courts. and the european commission is not in the best position to make specific comments. earlier, excuse me, earlier this month at an anti lockdown protest in the dutch city of rotterdam. 51 arrests were made. and 3 people hospitalized after police fire warning shots, similar scenes as well. and the hag where 7 arrests were made and over and austria, demonstrators were met with
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a heavy handed police response after the announcement of mandatory coded shot or have also been large scale marches across france and belgium. and while the e u is refusing to condemn tough crowd control tactics in its own member states, when it comes to certain other countries, it takes a very different view. the detention of over a 1000 demonstrators and violence used against them by the russian authorities across the country to day threatened the fundamental freedoms of expression association and assembly in the russian federation. fish to the people in hong kong . the support of libyan union, toys, nail autonomy and fundamental freedom. we will continue to stand. my dear people are hung, villa russians have taken to the streets. we smash protests and to arts. the violence against this peaceful protest us was shortage and an acceptable return. then this brutality and expect
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a full and transparent investigation quito ish. but he said, i would like to read to write to the right of the cuban people to express their opinions in a peaceful manner. and i want to ask the government to allow these peaceful demonstrations and to listen to the discontent of the protest. as former newspaper editor luke prevail, thanks brussels views on human rights are riddled with contradictions. europe, the european union. european commission is all the land. they think, we think somehow all europeans that we are gods gifted that we know what is good for the people in the world. we think that on human rights, our position is, was the right one. so sanction we sanctioned be a mar if you're just don, an african countries asian countries, china and russia. of course, the arch villain. it is a double standard because i was astonished as he got a pin citizen to see that in the last one of the most the more state of our
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countries in western europe, the police had to shoot with real bullets in the crowd. the press was very silent about this, it was in the press, but they did not insist while to me, it's something incredible. it's the 1st time since the last world war that we have to police in western here, shooting directly and people walk. there were some problems just after the war, but, but not that much. so ok, good reasons that work black blocks, you know, extremists were there in the groups demonstrating but still in western europe, shooting with real bullets and the crowd. and then we have lessons to give to other countries. great. that there is a problem that obviously on the land should say something, even if it's not aimed at the dutch government for it should be in that old government's asking for restraint. that's a minimum that she should say. search teams are working to recover
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bodies from us iberian coal mine where an explosion on thursday led to the deaths of 51. people, including 5 rescuers emergency crews have had to stop work several times due to high methane concentrations and fears of further blasts. the bodies of 5 miners have been found at various stages since saturday afternoon, 300 meters underground. there had been a moment of genuine hope earlier when a rescuer who had been presumed dead, managed to get out. his survival was described as a miracle. he's now in stable condition in hospital and described what happened. i feel better now that i'm getting all the necessary treatments inside the mine. i was lucky to find a place where the fresh air was flowing in. so that gave me time to lie down and get my strength back. i had all the life saving groupons with me. later i stood up and got out following the stream of fresh air and finally my the local rescuers team for which i'm thankful. now efforts to stabilize the mine of the going round,
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the clock in nitrogen has been used to clear out the dangerous method that is built up inside the mine and poses a risk of explosion. now at this point, there are literally no chances that anybody has survived to was trapped inside. however, the distraught family members are still hoping that there could be some miracle and that their loved ones could still be alive. yeah, got my dad, my son is down there in the mine. as his mother, i failed that he is alive without some hope. when one man was found alive, he see if that man spent a day down there and survived, it means it's possible to survive. but we are tall people dying 2 or 3 hours due to lack of air minus an onto their ramble. they are already counted his dad, just like that man has survived. now it's hard breaking to watch those scenes. there are still many family members who haven't lost hope, and their hope was only bolstered by the miraculous recovery of a rescue worker who was presumed dead on friday. and having spent almost an entire
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day trapped inside the mind, the 51 year old alexander's a garage and somehow managed to get out of that mine. his condition right now is stable. it's expected that he will make a full recovery and make it back to his wife and son. but unfortunately, the same can't be said for the others who are trapped inside the mind. 51 people ultimately died and people are now wondering how this happened and what led up to this. a criminal investigation has been launched, and 5 people have been detained and arrested. the director of the coal mine, his deputy, and the person in charge of the exact mine have all been detained and also 2 safety inspectors who are accused of faking a safety inspection just a week before this tragic explosion. now all these people have denied their guilt, but nevertheless they have been arrested for 2 months, pending further investigation. but one thing that has become clear is that this mind has been plagued by safety issues. apparently,
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most of the miners knew about these issues and the reported them the higher ups from the one roscoe long sleeve. i remember my brother in law telling me about a methane program in the mine. they even had to resort to various methods to decrease the level indicators in order to get work done. occasionally, les his former head know about the situation. he wondered how he could work in such circumstances. the minds management was aware of what was going on with those. my husband came home and every time he was saying these won't and well, all the sensors were beeping down there. he sat, that's the condition as our minus have to working at the moment. now, all of these reports will be taken into account by the investigation, which is trying to get the to the bottom of what happened, how it happened, what led up to it, what were the underlying causes? and ultimately, how to prevent such things from happening again. but while that investigation goes on and rescue services continue working on securing the mind and recovering the body's relatives are still distraught and demanding more answers. dmitri powell, arts,
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he camera among the survivors of thursday's explosion. dozens are injured. a list of their names is on display at the entrance to the mine medic. save that. they are making a strong recovery and are all in a stable condition. now let's rewind a little bit and take a look back at how the tragedy unfolds. 6 over 50 dead out, they horrific mine. explosion inside barrier. 8 30 am november the 25th. the mind with 285 people inside filled with smoke after a methane explosion. so small up with 9 am november the 25th actuation and rescue work starts. reports of 1st casualties authorities and now there is no contact with at least 37 people. 5 pm,
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november the 25th rescue operation suspended in mid fears, if possible. explosion without 30 minute. still missing, rescue a se. there's not much hope lap since minus have only 4 hours of oxygen supply. 10 pm november, the 25th group of rescue workers fails to come up after the threat of explosion. latent 3 of them were found day. oh, not on friday and i don't do any plus years with 3 15 pm, november the 26th. a presumed dead rescue work came out on his own raising hope among desperate families of minus. it is not the 1st deadly accident in this mine with another me said explosion, claiming 13 lives in 2004. i was telling me that we could just
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dsp detail if you could split you up with we got reaction from disaster investigator arnold dick's. he explained some of the difficulties facing search cruise. it's not like on hollywood. you can't send emergency services in so day, so far with technology, even today's technology to getting there safely. the area has to be made safe. typically in a mining accident when something like this happens. there, there is no simple solution. this is the worst nightmare of, of anybody who's involved with mining, they usually, and other options when the ventilation systems being compromised, when you've had the explosions, when the systems are destroyed or severely damaged at the options are very limited
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. recovery operation in circumstances like this is extremely dangerous. it's extremely dangerous because in the 1st instance, the fact that the disasters occurred at all suggests that there's been a failure in the emergency. and in fact normal ventilation systems and then they're having bain and explosion. it means that many of the safety systems, a likely now to be in operable. and i suspect certainly it's been, it's my experience, but that's the sort of difficulty that these rescue is now facing. on the one hand, there's the possibility that people might be trapped in areas with a which is still terrible. but on the other hand, the very real risk that rescuers themselves might be injured or worse in their attempts to find them. to protesters have been killed and close to 20 injured by the french army in new jersey. this is according to local officials.
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it occurred after military convoy and route to another african nation. molly was stopped by a large scale demonstration the convoy of the french ball. kane force, escorted by the national gent armory, was blocked by very violent protesters in sarah, in the tele bery region. where at spend the night in its attempt to break free use force leading to the death of 2 people and 18 wounded club. we have it from official accounts authorities in nigel which say that after the french convoy had passed from booking of fossil into niger about 30 kilometers in a huge crowd about a 1000 demonstrators tried to stop the convoy this this. busy fringe convoy friendship. busy presents in the area has been unpopular with many people with some, at least it is, they believe, all manner of stories about french troops and their relations with various rebel
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groups in the area. but they try to stop this convoy and french troops reportedly began firing. what they describe as warning shots, as well as tier gas, it is unclear how wounding shots could have injured 18 people killed 2, but apparently french troops as well as an is jerry and troops began firing warning shots again, as they say at these crowds details the still somewhat scarce, we expect to find out more, but the convoy has moved on after this incident again, a very ill fated convoy because it landed in the ivory coast to support the fred drop ration in the area is seen, snaked its way up towards the north towards molly and on the way it has said capital matter of incidence and book in a faster level multiple attempts by, by crowds in the thousands to stop this convert voss convoy made up of more than
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a 1000 vehicles. and then also they had the. busy flood warning shots as well as g, a gas in an effort to disperse the crowds. also number of people injured. as we've heard. busy ah, but again, this convoy is now on its way through nyja, intimately where fred shed bases in french troops are station thousands of them in the decade long flight that france is waged against terrorists. it calls them as well as religious extremists in the region. we reached out to the french defense ministry for comment. the report, the reply we received was that jerry and police and french officers had to fire warning shots after being subjected to a violent attack and stone throwing. they added that 7 french soldiers and employees were injured as a result of the assault was fears mount globally about the new crone of virus variant, omicron and countries tightened restrictions. san francisco mayor london breed was
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spotted floating her own mask mandate. and by hitting the dance floor in a night club without a face covering ah, san francisco may a london breed. he's seen at a party in san francisco, not wearing a mask in dose violating karone into a mask mandate. meanwhile, children across san francisco have to wear a mask while landing through the week party and like it's 1999 without mask, while his seat is fallen apart. london breed already got caught once before violating her own rules and had plenty of excuses. and here she is again, and she's not the only one that the american president himself. a spotted mask was in a shop in massachusetts, despite repeatedly telling americans to wear them indoors. joe biden announced a covert action plan aimed at tackling the pandemic earlier this year. it includes
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mask wearing and social distancing, and the restrictions will be kept in place until sometime next year. to discuss all this, let's cost live now to radio hosting political analyst, dave perkins, dave. it's going to be interesting to talk about this one firstly and let him show on the what's the issue here? i mean, is it that they don't believe in the mandate themselves, or is it that they believe as politicians they are on touch level and beyond the rules, or maybe they just simply forgot at the moment. i think it's quite clear that the elite in american government and leadership do not believe masks are necessary and or do not believe that they work. and if they don't believe they work than they are also not necessary, because the virus that the masked they're not wearing are not stopping is not a dangerous thing to them in their own minds. and so one way or another, they are lying to the american people when they attempt to force americans to wear a mask in the proof is quite clearly their under tv screen that the elite
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themselves don't bother with the masks. we've seen time and time again where groups of the leads in meetings are told by a camera man. we're going live in 30 seconds and they all scrambled to get their masks on before the camera goes in, the lights come on. and then when the cameras finished doing its work, the masks come right off again. they never wear them in private. they never wear them inside closed rooms where they don't expect to be seen. they only wear them for show. it's quite clear the elite in america do not think masters are necessary or don't think that they do anything or both. but they're still happy to thrust that restraint on the public and to punish them when the public does not meet the requirements of the law. gigantic, visible hypocrisy, it's an election changer. so let's even the playing field. let's say masks do work because that's what they're saying. to what extent do you think that prominent politicians flooding their own covered rules undermines the public confidence in those rules. and then specifically as well and well, continue please. no,
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i'm just going to say what, what does it mean for their public perception and for the perception of those rules? well, there's an important thing to consider that is a byproduct of mask requirements that i think is absolutely necessary. if you're a democrat, you have an election coming up in just about exactly a year. and if you don't keep americans in masks, then you are not able to continue to argue for the intrinsically unconstitutional changes to many state and local election laws that were made for the purpose of the 2020 election, the male and ballots. the, the collection of ballads in boxes out in the streets where the chain of custody was lost and nobody knows how many there were or where they came from. now ballads do not have signature, is they don't have copies stored to where freedom of information act requests can get the balance so that people can look at them and assure themselves the election was conducted fairly. all of that went out the window. and the reason it went out the window is because coded masks separation. danger gathering in one place was all
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used as a reason to alter election laws in ways that most of the time were unconstitutional in the states and in the federal constitution. they do not want to give up what they perceive as an electoral advantage. this loss of control and loss of certainty . the requirement to continue counts for days or weeks in this or that district. this kind of chaos in our elections use the democratic an intrinsic advantage because they're happy to see it. and they do like the opportunity to cheat. republicans are never accused of cheating and elections because we don't. democrats are accused of it all the time because they do and the mass rules and the mandates and the separations and the stay at home or unlocked downs all work together to continue this need for alterations and election laws, so, so called public safety is, is an issue, but what it really is that is vantage of the upcoming election and they need that
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indeed. dave perkins, interesting to hear your thoughts as always thanks for being with our to international looking for to talk to you again. thank you. sure. i think as for me, this hour, i'll be back in about 30 minutes from another phone. fresh look at your news and the weekly. this is our internet. ah, the
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ah mm. with me. hello and welcome to wells fargo. and all kind of gary an attic says that you can put everything under one had meaning that the same rules can be applied to everyone or everything. and again, this is exactly what budapest sign out to want to join the european union in 2004, quickly becoming europe's favorite. prodigal son accused over the.


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