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around more kind of last week in politics, i walked around with to bring new movie roles, winning documentaries, and life news. al jazeera i am fully back to book this is the news hour live from our world headquarters here in doha, coming up in the next 60 minutes hope for the fight against covert 19th, pfizer says it's vaccine is more effective than originally thought and will now request emergency approval reports of fatalities in uganda's capital after clashes over the arrest of opposition. politician bobby, why? also this hour u.s. secretary of state's mike bump aoa touches down in israel planning to become the
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1st top u.s. diplomat to visit an illegal settlement in the occupied west bank. and a democratic republic of congo says its latest ebola outbreak is over. it's the 1st time, the country is free of the virus in more than 2 years. it's going to school in linz, cricket's troop on the stone for the 1st time in 60 years. lucy, zoe. i am the air. thank you very much for joining us. us drug make a fine plans to request the marriages see approval for its covert 1000 vaccine in the coming days. this often results from his trials show that it's safe and iran 95 percent effective in all age groups. the vaccine developed with its german partner biotech, has shown consistent results across various demographics with no major side effects
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. but there is concern, growing concern that mosque buying of any vaccine by the wealthiest nations could result in the exclusion of the world's forests. the campaign go global justice now has warned that up to 85 percent of the global population to want have access. because pfizer and by intake have already sold 82 percent. the $1300000000.00 is they're going to produce by the end of next year, as 6. same case with the pharma company, medan as vaccine. it's already sold 70 percent of its $780000000.00 doses. and they've been a snapped up by the world's richest nations, which make up around 14 percent of the world's population. that lease very little room for aid organizations to help poor countries that speak to simon clocky is an associate professor in microbiology at the university of reading in the u.k. . he joins us via skype from there. very good to have you with us, simon. on the news for we talk about the concerns about inequality and access to
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this vaccine. let's talk about the encouraging news today from pfizer. there were questions last week, i know when, when they announced that they had 90 percent and 90 percent efficacy rate about how the vaccine would be effective on older people and on people who are from minority backgrounds. do you think that these concerns with this latest announcement today have now been laid to rest? yes, they've largely been armed. they always were going to be given time that the announcement that they think it's even more effective is welcome. but that we should remember that that's in a few 1000. i expect when we get into vaccinating tens of millions of people, even hundreds of millions of people. but the numbers there will change, but not substantially. i mean, it will still be a very effective vaccine. the big question behind it really is how long will its effect last that was going to, you know, that would point the right it was going to be my next question. in fact,
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do we know about the immunity? how long would it last? how long would people remain protected all while they need another boost quickly? they might need another base quickly. we only have they to fight. think i'm right in saying 28 days at the moment. we need months and years, and we will find that out in due course. really, it's not too, it's not really much of a surprise that immunity hasn't way over a month if you would expect it to last, at least a few reaks. but we will find out in the coming months how effective it is sort of in the medium and long term. now trial data is one thing of course, but has to convince regulators regulatory authorities. and they've submitted this, for emergency approval in the u.s., if they are able to get emergency approval for this vaccine. what's the timeframe? what's the most optimistic timeline for people to be vaccinated? why imagine that it will start at some point in december. you know,
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with the halfway through november, i think the beginning of december is probably to very early that we will see if we, we see it by the end of the month. and that's still an achievement. still a very good place to be yet. and of course, as we mentioned, another issue now is developing countries falling behind in this race to reserve a vaccine despite an international agreement to allocate avant scene equitably. and the vaccine also could be too expensive. l. inappropriate for low and middle income countries when it comes to issues like storage of this vaccine. yeah, this is a big problem or potentially a big problem with the pfizer vaccine. the fact that it requires storage at minus 70 degree, said centigrade, where it's the, the other vaccine is minus 20, which is the sort of temperature you get it into makes the trees. but we already
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know that in parts of the developing world, delivering vaccines that just require refrigeration presents a problem. so that issue of refrigeration may be one that needs to be resulted in certain parts of the world before stocks. the vaccine gets to live in it's own well said might be the case that other vaccines come that i think will come along in the next few weeks and months will be more robust than will be more jura ball in places where it's more difficult to maintain a cold chain, simon cox from the university of reading. thank you very much for talking to us. thank you. welcome. chinese vaccine has also shown some success during trials. khurana has reached stage 3 trials. researchers say it could provide enough protection against all the 19, i believe the vaccine could be suitable for emergency use during a pandemic getting the e.u. has more on this from beijing. china has 5 vaccines in total,
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which are undergoing final stage days 3 trials. but the clear front runner here is a vaccine that's been developed by the company signed of that vi otec called corona vac. now this vaccine works by including an inactivated form of the virus. that is a virus that has been chemically killed in a lab. and that will be injected into a subject and ideally produce an immune response in somebody who is receiving it. now, according to an article published in the medical journal lancet, this vaccine had some success in mid stage trials. this was based on study and a study of about 700 people, although the article didn't say what the success rate of the vaccine was. now that was done that was accumulated in april and may instance then quite a bit has happened with the son of that vaccine. 1st of all they began phase 3, final stage trials overseas. now those trials couldn't be conducted here in china because of the lower number of carved 19 numbers, but they've since began in indonesia, bangladesh, and in brazil,
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a southeast chinese province called judge in september, started up a pilot program for members of the public to receive this sign novak vaccine, and since september the judge on government says 740000. people have received that vaccine, including many international students who were about to go overseas to commence their studies, as well as international business. and now of course, medical experts around the world say it is extremely risky to be giving members of the public or people this vaccine before the phase 3 trials have been have been ended, and they've had any conclusive results. but certainly, the chinese government does seem to be very, very confident in this particular vaccine. british prime minister, boris johnson has defended his government's multibillion dollar spending on protective equipment for health care workers. that's after it watchdog found companies recommended by politicians were more likely to be given lucrative gold
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than $1000.00 contracts. johnson has answered parliament's questions about the scandal via video link, has it currently in isolation after meeting someone infected with covered 90 so guys, ph who should get 32000000000 items. if it isn't going to try going to be to say to people who may be late. it's going to do what it was, the beginning of the cancer qusay to be published. meanwhile, people in germany have been protesting against the government's new coronavirus rules. police fired water cannon and arrested several people in downtown. the name paul brennan is keeping an eye on the situation for us from london. germany currently under a 2nd lockdown and this is not going down well with a lot of people. no,
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i mean around 5000. people attended this sort of anti mask demonstration, which was pushed away to the brandenburg gate about 200 meters away from the parliament building. as a result of intelligence, that security services said they'd received that far rights and violent elements were going to infiltrate this march and try to storm the reichstag steps as they did back in august, when there was a large demonstration, they pushed their way through the security barriers and unfurled far right flags on the steps of the german parliament that an instance provoking outrage from moderates in the government like this time around a smaller number. but the feeling no less strong. the police brought out water cannon, they didn't sort of spray the water cannon directly at the demonstrators. it was more of a showering of facts, try to dissuade them from, from staying there. but there were 31 arrests. and the reality is that these demonstrations are becoming more common, not just in germany, but across europe. there was 20000 and leipzig earlier this. 'd month we've seen
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them in the u.k. cities and madrid as well as seen big demonstrations. and there seems to be a growing concern. jance of people who distrust the establishment. don't believe the science that is being given to them by mainstream media. statistically, it seems from studies that have been done, they prefer to get the news via social media, for example, in places like facebook. and they simply just don't like to be told what to do by government, that they put their personal freedom above the sort of community spirit. and the difficulty is how the government's going to address that. because as i say, these demonstrators don't seem to be going away and the government doesn't seem to be able to dissuade them from gathering and not wearing masks, paul brennan. in other world news, we're getting reports of fatalities in uganda where clashes have broken out between protesters and police. supporters of the pop star turned politician known as bobby windburn, ties in the streets after he was arrested. once more,
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officials have accused him of violating coronavirus restrictions while campaigning for the upcoming presidential election. following the situation for us from nairobi in neighboring kenya, markham, what are you hearing about what's happening in kampala right now? how big are the protests and what's been the government's response? was campaigning about 130 kilometers from the city. he was bundled into a police van taken away in arrested tentatively, the that the police have said that campaign rallies for the forthcoming presidential election can have more than 200 people in attendance. tend to be to prevent the spread of 19, but it's been common for since the campaigns began last week. presidential candidates to attract crowds, bigger than that. some of the movie broken up by police using tear gas,
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other opposition. politicians have been arrested when bobby wine was arrested earlier today. the news spread to the capital come parlor, and that's what brought people on to the streets who weren't happy about this arrest. so now what we wind is very popular, particularly among young people, particularly in towns and cities in urban areas. people out on to the streets around politic day. and whenever opposition, supporting crowds to gather in the city, almost always broken up quickly and brutally by the security forces move ports from local media. some people have been shot dead in this arrest, but we're waiting for the comment from the police with regards to that to that, bobbie. why not? the 1st time is arrested. of course has been a thorn on the side of them with 70 government for a long time. that's right. he got into opposition politics about 3 years ago, but was a pop star very popular for many years before that with his politically conscious
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lyrics. and now he's running for presidency and challenging the 34 rule of president. in the 70 it's fair to say that he's probably the most popular opposition candidate than 70 has ever come up against just a short while ago. borderlines wife said on social media was good to be a charge. she said that what we wind have been charged with an act that could aid the spread of disease that's in reference to those 19 prevention measures that the police say that they've been trying to enforce. but the feeling among a lot of 41 supporters and other opposition supporters is that the security forces are just trying to stop them, having any political activities at all. now the security forces, in these situations find themselves between a rock and a hard place. and we've seen this over successive generations of elections in, in uganda. so they appear a lot tend to allow opposition activities to go ahead. on the other hand,
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if they arrest and detain opposition figures such as bobby wine, who are very popular than that on restaurant or on the streets as well. i mean, that's exactly what happened today. the wind arrested in one part of the country protests flaring up in another. so often the opposition figures in these cases are bundled into police vehicles and driven down back roads. and then within a matter of hours released back at their own homes that the security forces trying to avoid any kind of procession gathering around the vehicle of the returning opposition. figure right now, police said they don't know where probably why his wife believes he's being detained. in a police station in the eastern town of ginger markham web with the latest on the situation in uganda from nairobi. and there's lots more ahead on this news hour, including after years of controversy over 2 pain crashes. the boeing 737 math gets the all clear from the u.s. aviation agency to great is hallowed to its enemies,
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words of defiance from ethiopia's, rebellious northern region, as a conflict intensifies and in sports with asian champions, league football returns to qatar action on the way to, the 1st u.s. secretary of state michael impale is visiting israel on what's said to be his last war on behalf of the trump administration. he arrived on the same day as the foreign minister of bahrain. there hold talks in the coming hours of rain along with the united arab emirates and sudan have normalized relations with israel as part of deals brokered by the u.s. . these agreements are important for so many reasons important to the whole world. indeed, as i travel the world, countries that you might not expect are thankful for the work that bahrain and the united emirates israel are now going to do together these agreements, open up wonderful opportunities for commerce and economic development. these are,
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give us also tell, malign actors like the islamic republic of iran, that their influence in the region is waning and that they are evermore isolated in this shall forever be until they change their direction. and come pale, is expected to become the 1st top u.s. diplomat to visit any legal settlement in the occupied west bank that spot anger among palestinian protesters who see the settlement as a major obstacle to peace. the trump administration has broken with decades of us foreign policy in his support of israel by recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital and announcing the u.s. no longer sees a settlements as a violating international law that speak to harry fawcett in west jerusalem forrestal a controversial visit, a significant one also for my pump ale is just held a news conference. what he had to say. that's right. well it was a news conference of all freeman s. and you know who the bahraini foreign minister as i am he and mike pompei. oh,
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the israeli prime minister opened up by welcoming everybody and talking about the economic forces that have been unleashed by these normalization deals. the speed with which was all happening again. paying tribute to donald trump saying that it could not have been done without his leadership. pompei o, as you just saw, using some of the same kind of language and emphasizing iran in his comments. of course, there were those reports that president trump was exploring potential military options regarding iran and its nuclear program. in recent days. those reports also suggesting that it was one of those who argued against such a course, but the netanyahu administration is looking at the prospect of a biden presidency. and what that might mean for the u.s. approach to iran. the potential who know states rejoining the iran nuclear deal, which of course, the israelis had argued successfully with trump's withdrawal. the united states should not be a part of we also heard from any he was again talking about the veriest of medical
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breakthroughs that have been made, the potential for reciprocal embassies in very short time in both countries. he was the only one to mention the palestinians at all, saying that in all of his talks, he'd emphasize the need for a resolution and for the israelis and the palestinians to come back to the negotiating table. but as you say, the most controversial issue on the table at the moment is that of visit impending visit to the settlement in the occupied west bank. it had been last year that changed the u.s. policy saying that the united states no longer saw israeli settlements as per se illegal. he did that shortly after there was a court decision in europe which ruled that a winery in such a settlement in the occupied west bank could no longer just label its product. israeli had to say was coming from an israeli settlement. he'll be visiting that very winery in the settlement of sa,
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got very close to the town of our bureau. and that is obviously really a parting gift of the trumpet, ministration. to some extent, whether it will have a long lasting impact or not depends on who you are. one anti settlement activity said that it was irrelevant, given that abiding ministration was about to take office a procession. an activist or other leading settler voice was saying that it least started a renewed legal argument one that settlers could use going forward in the international arena. harry fawcett in western. thank you. let's discuss this further now with gideon levy, who is a columnist at harriett's newspaper, his via skype from tel aviv always. good to have you with us on al-jazeera. so as we heard there from harry pump elite expected to become the 1st u.s. diplomat to visit an illegal settlement in the occupied west bank, as arias said, a gift to netanyahu. but what impact do you think that having on the ground? i wouldn't exaggerate because the impact was or presenting i
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had i had ministration, which in 2 months of 3 months will be gone. but steve, in tennessee there's some symbolic maybe namely that he's not only visiting a winery and eat legal settlement, but it's also why there which was stolen by his the union. and i mean, how far can you get in ignoring that the national law and justice, but also the local law. and by the end of the day, the 2nd state of the united states is given his head for a crime, no less than bass. so nobody can ignore the meaning of this, but for the long odds he has very deep meaning. i think you talk about a dying the dying days of this administration, but i think for many palestinians, i mean the trump administration has been
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a nightmare is not an understatement. i think what has it meant for israel and for netanyahu specifically? yeah, you should separate it is for to tell ya. it was a paradise obviously for. 'd them is that, you know, those were the days in which israel cooled the war was. 'd what they heard wonts for people who've been giving me the chance of any kind of settlement once the 2 state solution. this was a mode where all of this levy and this nightmare is going to end on january the plenty is but, but we don't have any. there's actually, i was going to ask you both generally. yeah. yeah, i was going to ask you when you're a change, is that a change in u.s., administration? a b., a potential opening or has too much damage been done by the trump administration to towards achieving peace? how might a biden administration, you think defined relations between israel and palestinians?
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now, bill is that they're mad at the left after he, it is now 10 presidents and 50 saree years of occupation in rishon, the united states did almost nothing to end. so why would we expect. 'd now, joe biden, who bring the message, there will be different. there will be many for talk. unity is meetings, maybe even a peace conference, but there will be no use because they are not that simple as member of the in a real. anything else though he thinks and gideon levy, what do you make of the stance some arab countries are taking out towards israel. we've seen in the past few months at the so-called abraham accords where the peace treaties with the united arab emirates and bahrain as well. we have a delegation in israel today led by the foreign minister. how do these
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normalization agreements you think affect efforts, switchy for peace? i mean, and are we going to see more our countries in your view sides with these the u.a.e. and bahrain? absolutely, and we should be happy about any kind of even if it's a normalization or the acceptance of israel, economic or relays of the dorismond everything. but by the end of the day, we shouldn't have any illusions. the core issue is that bill is the end problem and the longer that these brutal military regime no will be in the middle east. gideon levy always good to hear you very much for joining us and from tel aviv. thank you. thank you. a border crossing between iraq and saudi arabia has been open for the 1st time in 30 years. the crossing was
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closed in 1990, s. after the 2 countries cut ties because of the invasion of kuwait by iraq's former leader. saddam hussein officials say the border crossing will be open to both goods and people. the u.s. aviation regulator has given its approval for boeing's trouble 737 max jet to fly again. its fleet, as you know, has been grounded worldwide for nearly 2 years. after 2 crashes killed nearly 350 people. the planes will now be fitted with new software and pilots will have to be retrained rob mcbride report. it's been one of the worst crises to face boeing and it's damaged trust in the aviation industry. as a whole. the 737 max, the latest generation of the world's best selling aircraft, was grounded in march last year after 2 crashes within months that killed 346 people. the 1st was a lion air flight from indonesia in 2018, followed by an ethiopian airlines flight 5 months later. both crashes were traced
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to a fault that caused the plane software to fight against the pilot and put the plane into an uncontrollable dive. subsequent investigations blamed boeing for technical failings and a lack of transparency which it has struggled to overcome. we absolutely have to rebuild competence in your brain and that starts with getting it certified, bringing it back to service. given us regulator, the f.a.a. has influence. this is an important step for boeing, but it still has to convince other international aviation or thirty's, and convincing passengers the plane is safe to fly, will likely take some time just as we or yes, the alerts that it's safe
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with compensation claims still being pursued in indonesia, relatives of victims there believe it's too early to allow the 737 max to fly again . and tonsil hardy lost 2 brothers in law in the lion air crash. so you could be someone, you know, we want to be absolutely sure that the 737 max, the safe, don't let it be. just about profits and money and put human considerations aside. and for boeing and the airlines who fly its planes, this crisis is now being overtaken in any case by the global pandemic. robin bride al jazeera in ethiopia, the leader of the great people's liberation front has admitted his fighters have lost ground. if you open government forces have been advancing as the conflicts in the north continues to escalate. the people's liberation front has refused to surrender and both sides have claimed they are nearing victory. the conflict has forced thousands of people to flee. many into sudan al jazeera, has him,
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morgan is across the border in sudan with more on the humanitarian crisis unfolding . number of refugees that continue to arrive to sudan, have been rising over the past few days. the united nations high commission for refugees. that's the refugees agency said that on sunday, more than 5000 arrived on a single day. more than $2300.00 arrived in the next day. and they say that those numbers are much higher than what they were expecting. they said they were expecting. and the numbers of hundreds of thousands to be arriving. now, as you can see behind me, these are refugees receiving aid. this is the 1st time that refugees are receiving aid since they arrived to this refugee camp here. and a lot of not far from the border, most of them say that they've been going hungry for at least 3 days. other thing that they've been going hungry for more and that they have children, that they need to tend to. authorities obviously that the numbers have been rising . we've got nearly through 30000 refugees numbers that are expected to go up to 250000 over the coming weeks and sudanese authorities have been pleading for aid
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organizations to step up. so we've seen delegations from the united nations agencies such as the world food program and the united nations children's agency unicef visiting those refugee centers. the border centers this refugee camp and other refugee camps to look into the needs and assessments of what those refugees need. they say that they have produced talks food for about a month for about $60000.00 refugees. but then again, those numbers are not what are expected. they're expecting more than $100000.00. so more demands by refugees and by authorities for aid organizations to step up. still ahead on this al-jazeera news hour, donald trump's efforts to cast doubt on the u.s. presidential election result suffer more setbacks will happen. 8 us from washington . thousands of people protest in thailand as the government prepares to hear, proposed amendments to the constitution. and in sports with p. to find out why the australian open tennis tournament is in downing's
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how low is some settle across northern parts of the middle east are becoming more unsettled? is because through the next couple of days. yes, we got some clout and writing, say, the west, the weather around the caucasus has some showers there for georgia or armenia, azerbaijan, some wetter weather, spilling out to southern parts of turkey that will run across cyprus towards the levant. so lebanon, jordan, syria, seeing some wet weather as we go through friday. showers, there winds in northern parts of iraq, easing over towards the north and northwest of iran. further south. it's generally dry and settled, although we will see temperatures struggling to get to $27.00 celsius. here in doha, but sometimes that sunshine, once the winds begin to ease down again, we'll see some western weather gradually pushing towards the horn of africa as you go on through the next couple of days. i think for thursday,
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want to showers into central parts of somalia, wetter weather there into eastern parts of kenya. well in areas of times and they continue to see some showers and i shall is of course they join up with a very heavy rain that we have across central parts of africa. and notice some pockets of very heavy rain there. coming in across angola, sabby acing some heavy showers, botswana also seeing some of those showers in the eastern half of south africa. could also see some places of rain by saturday. an invitation to bear witness to all that life office. the highs the lows, the trials and tribulations, the unseen. it's and every day, miracles, the injustices, the defiance, the tests of character and personally take 2 weeks witness. documentaries, with
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they're watching al-jazeera live from doha waiting for the bat, or a reminder of our main stories on this news hour. u.s. drug make a fine is a chance to request emergency approval for its over 900 vaccine in the coming days . this after results from its trials show that it's safe and around 95 percent effective in all age corps. there reports of fatalities in uganda where clashes that broken out between protesters and police. supporters of the pop star turned politician by windburn thai is in the streets up to he was arrested once again and u.s. secretary of state mike complera is visiting israel on what's said to be his last one behalf of the trumpet ministration. he's held talks with the israeli prime minister binyamin. it's now and brings foreign minister who is expected to become the 1st top u.s. diplomat to visit any legal settlement in the occupied west. now prior to his arrival in israel was in georgia where opposition parties tried to draw his attention to the political crisis unfolding there. they say palm entry elections in
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october will rate from tbilisi robin foresee walker reports for a high level guest, a fist bump. hello, mike pompei, i was in tbilisi to emphasize continued american support for georgia, at a time of regional instability and a raging pandemic. we want to do everything we can to support your democratic process, the building of the institutions for the future to be take, develop these institutions in place that are really fair lectures and all the things that come with robust debate proceed. but george's opposition says free and fair elections failed to happen. this downtown protest was organized to attract the u.s. top diplomats attention to a domestic political crisis. they accused the government of the results of
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a parliamentary vote and backsliding on democracy election definitely was right. and this is ridiculous and that your da's us ally and we don't want to back to the u.s.s.r. mike pompei owes motorcade won't be traveling down this road because the opposition closed it with their choreographed protest, but they're still hoping they can reach him with this message that georgia, which is a key u.s. ally in this region, has a democracy that shouldn't be taken for granted by the opposition also want the government to take a stronger stand against the law. to me, putin, russia has military bases in georgia, is to break away terror trees south the setia and the and last week russia deployed 2000 peacekeepers to the nagorno-karabakh conflict zone in neighboring as a by john. well, the u.s.
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and georgia already cooperate militarily ahead of pompei o's visit, former georgian ministers and tacitus, called on the u.s. to provide a permanent military presence in their country. we don't know what will be the final outcome of this so-called cease fire or what it really sharpened because a lot of the cold calls of this idea is a mystery. so that you need the at the marines to maintain in the, our region or a right critical of peace and security rather than being a pool for us and your political manipulators. it was a short stop on a busy itinerary to mark pompei o, but his visit has huge significance for the only democracy in the region. with the balance of power of late has shifted away from the united states. in 1st year walker zira tbilisi, an outbreak of ebola in democratic republic of congo has ended,
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according to the health minister, 130 people were infected and at least 55 died in a western companies region. the world health organization praised those involved in tackling the outbreak emerge in june just before the end of a separate table, a crisis in the east that killed more than 2000 people. this is the 1st time in about 2 years and a half that the country is ebola free. let's speak to dr. sanger and boy about this . his program manager for emergency response at the w. h o's, regional office for africa, and is via skype from nairobi. thank you, dr for being with us. so a ball of finally brought to an end in the d.r. say they were very close, as we've said to achieving 0 cases in june, but it didn't happen then. how was a success possible? how is it achieved and what have been the challenges along the way? thank you very much and thank you for having me today. 1st of all, let me congratulate them. a colleague, different health workers over the really work longer for our colleague from the
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government to take us or so if we are to be in celebrity, at least a one less outbreak in the african region of stop it. sure is a big concurrence of course. so many factors 1st, we believe that the people in the ground, i mean the community themselves, they're really provided they conducive for our colleagues to do their work. and to take us this far then sink into we've been the. 'd big government as well. so lenny from the past has strengthened the cordon dishing the mic and also have kind of good experience in managing the outbreak. but you should not also forget that dr. drew as being very fast in prague to respond this time. and in the west, and b.s. it didn't lepley, i think i should mention that we had these drools that we used not to have in the outgoing previous outbreak, that vaccine and the myths,
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and saw all the concurrence of all these factors, i think contributed largely contributed to where we are today, but i imagine there were challenges on the way must have been difficult to respond to half imagined see, while ignoring other needs agreed not about ignoring the new or not being dug into, but the contents you remember that this is a western part of the access indoors area is a very, very, very difficult. and again the outbreak was cut that along a coast have district career ahead of the sick. and of course the challenges where they are accessing the, the people, the communities. it was a challenge the just because you remember that they by the city need to be kept at the main 80 degrees of the logistic was a search engine. but despite all of those, i think they really did a tremendous job to overcome all those challenges. and to reach those who should be
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reached, but tribute to those who should be vaccinated and for the up and the all the context and bring us where we are today as some missing trust within the community, . i imagine was also a challenge as you know, looking ahead the d.r.s., he has had several people academics over the last years. what does the successful fight against this city? this is in the d r c. teach us about tackling other diseases, such as covered 1000 right now and other future operates what lessons you take away? no, absolutely. you're absolutely right. be it india or any other country in this world fide ineffective, and no direct opened. we voted to indigent of that could be a community, that's why we are not only national government, but also local authorities. and even the like button has to gauge any fighting an outbreak in supporting the by the outbreak community should
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be the 1st kind of butlers. we should partly due to the big dig, the response. there have been all and so this is one of the lesson not only for, d.c. but for the whole world where it was up and did it become it in judgment is a key. thank you very much. for talking to us, dr. gay from the w. h o's, regional office for africa. joining us there from nairobi, thank you for your time. thank you for having gotten to the us now where donald trump's legal challenge to the election results has suffered another setback. pennsylvania supreme court rejected his campaign's arguments, that republican party observers did not get close enough access during vote counting. president elect joe biden is projected to have won the state, but is contesting the result there and in other battleground states. that speaks to, kimberly, how could a white house correspondent in washington d.c., so kimberly the champ campaign continuing to suffer legal setbacks, but the president, still challenging the election results, saying his one. yeah,
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absolutely. a bit of a twitter tantrum the small inning as the president continues to insist that he won the election even as these court cases continue to not be held up. the president, once again, no public events on his schedule, but still behind the scenes making these statements, none of the really new information, but the president insisting that he has won the election. but the reality is, as with each of these court cases in battleground states, they have been dismissed either being for a lack of evidence or that they simply don't have a strong argument that would be compelling enough to reverse the vote. so the president has continued to vent his frustrations publicly, even as he has really offered very little evidence forward to change people's minds . now we should point out that with respect to republicans, polls show that a majority of the president's supporters believe the election was rigged. they also
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believe that there was widespread vote fraud, but again, this is not something that has been clearly demonstrated by the campaign committee halkett in washington. thank you. in hong kong, 3, former pro-democracy politicians have been arrested for disrupting a legislative council session earlier this year. the hong kong government says the politicians acted illegally, but the former politicians say it's yet another attempt by china to silence his critics in hong kong reports. former pro-democracy legislated to head home. he was arrested at his home early on wednesday morning, also under arrest for 2 other legislators, right chan and eddie chu. they've been chants for this incident. the pro-democracy politicians true book, was described as a foul smelling liquid at the president of the city's legislature. it was during a 2nd reading of a controversial bill which criminalizes the mocking of china's national anthem.
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emergency services were called in the chamber was shut down. as a result, delaying the passing of the legislation. police side are intended to cause harm. the politicians say their arrest is unfair and unexpected. i condemn the other 3 arrests of the police and i condemn what the regime is doing. i just have people with democratic values, people who speak for the whole battle of these latest arrests, a part of a citywide crackdown on opposition and dissent in hong kong. it's intensified since the introduction of beijing's national security law in july that legislation targets what it calls acts of terrorism and penalizes critics of the mainland. november 8 legislators were charged for their role in a violent confrontation in the legislative council. in may, police is using public power as a criminal procedure to regulate a politician,
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legislative what they speak, what they do in file that of which are. this is ridiculous. this only shows all hong kong people and to the world that this regime is a tyranny. guns, legislature has now been left with no effective opposition. after 15 pro-democracy politicians quick last week, they resigned in protest against beijing to citizen, to allow the city's executive here sacked legislators without going through the courts for have been disqualified so far. there may be no pro-democracy legislators left in the city's parliament, but they could still face a wrist outside the china circle. al-jazeera, hong kong, thousands of anti-government protesters in thailand are back rallying in bangkok, a day after violent demonstrations have gathered as parliament debates a vote on possible amendments to the constitution as the main demand of protesters
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along with reform. so the monarchy and she's a more than 50 people were injured and 6 people shot as police responded to protesters, breaking past barricades. hydra has more from bangkok, the day after the most violent protest in this movement that really swelled in july, thousands of protesters gathering here in central bangkok, peacefully. this comes after a very violent night on tuesday in front of parliament. the protesters faced a minor setback when a draft to remember to the constitution failed, but they say that was a minor setback. they are still pushing for that's why they gathered here tonight, wednesday night, peacefully. they want to make sure the government knows that they can still move forward despite this minor setback. they still maintain, they want their main demand to be met and that is the prime minister. resign that the constitution be rewritten, and that there's reform within the monarchy and they say they can push forward that and their movement is growing by showing that they can get this many people out within a very short notice. the u.s. has agreed to drop drug charges against mexico's former defense minister salvador
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san was arrested in los angeles last month, a sop to mexico to investigate and possibly prosecute him. john heilemann reports from mexico city. it was a bomb shell precedented when the former head of the mets k'naan forces, general salvador see him for a girls was arrested by u.s. authorities in los angeles airport. again as that's all they're saying. but now there's been a bigger shock. in extremely unusual u. turn, the u.s. has decided not to prosecute him and to send him back to his homeland. see him for a girls was accused of trafficking drugs to the u.s. and protecting a cartel from mexican and u.s. . law enforcement, prosecutors said one of his nicknames was the renal the godfather. the mets can, foreign minister must sell or brought welcome the move to return him. it's a decision that we look at kindly and we think is positive. we don't see this as
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part of the road to impunity. but as an act of respect towards mexico and its armed forces, he said to see him for eagles will now be investigated in mexico, incorporating the u.s. evidence. but he didn't say he'd be put on trial. why is that? i mean, the president under his manual, opposite the door. this is a question of sovereignty. he sees dealing with c.m. for eagles, as his administration's peralta. tive the decision to get their former chief, but will also help strengthen the president's relationship with the military, who has come to rely on for policing and infrastructure projects. the move was announced in a joint statement from the us mexican attorney generals that talked about the strong lauren foresman partnership between the countries and the united front. those words mean suv an important bilateral relationship, but they raise questions to, if there is such trust in the relationship, why didn't the u.s. authorities tell the mexican ones about the investigation in the 14 months that
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they were conducting it? and what's going to happen now when the general returns to a country with rampant impunity, john home and how does it or mexico city? still ahead on al-jazeera after a year out of the brain that the world's best boxer reveals his next step on the stage. it's
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funny, thank you very much. we'll start with cricket and the news that england will visit
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pakistan for the 1st time in 16 years to play to t 20 internationals. the games will be in october 2021 and serve as the build up to the t 20 world cup years without hosting international cricket after the 2009 terrorist attack on sri lanka's team bus in lol, which killed 8 people. but sri lanka, bangladesh and zimbabwe have all same teams they, in the last year. what we're doing is smashing perceptions and actually building the real reality of what pakistan is really about. and it's about passion from the fans. it's about hospitality and it's about cricket. and this is what this country thrives on. this is what it lives on. and this is what we give back to the world. and it's great that these players have been able to experience that england, all rounder monali who's been playing in the pakistan super league says this is a significant decision. i think it was probably going to happen. it really? well i think it's right after such
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a long time to want for the game. it's also respond. ready to them is a new experience and i'm sure for example, or 2 to host. yeah, i mean we call it to go in the future and i think it's a critical earlier we spoke to dr. norman cricket broadcaster, based in islamabad, he says in england, touring is a great boost for the country. cricket is absolutely a passion in this part of the world. and it binds us together as a box. and he's, and it does. what about politics, race and about religion? so cricket is a binding force and that they can look absolutely delighted to be told that england i heard up there without ice will keep going to them being in india shouting, stop, and go at karachi and think and be quitting nostrums. so this is indeed heartening,
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south africa is named after 2 or and generally february 20031. and then here also very, almost a close confound it. still every escalating build up to destroy. it's got to come over in 2020. so this opens up and i think cricket, there's something back and i can do honestly. it's not that i'm wrong, but it's fun, but it's not only about playing cricket. here we have that culture. you keep the communication, prosper, tallahassee, and typical asian. there were. so i think that this is really heartening that it has really opened up and conferred and to people, and that's what means that big, we're going back and there's this, and the asian champions league has swung back into action with the teams from the east resuming the group stage for the 1st time since the coronavirus pandemic, the delayed competition is being played in a bio security bubble in carter. china's shanghai shin, who aged perth glory to one in group
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a from wednesday to begin their continental campaign on a winning note. this match was being played at education city stadium, which is one of the venues for the 2022 world cup. speaking of the world cup brazil have made their best start to a qualifying campaign. in 51 years. they've now got 4 wins from 4 games after victory over europe go on tuesday. brazil were without neymar because of injury and europe. why were missing luis suarez? who tested positive for grove on the brazil who had midfielder are sure to put them in front with these 1st goal for his country in 21 matches which are listen, then added the 2nd on the stroke of 5 times the 5 time world champions. want to know and stayed top of the south american group standings. argentina remain 2nd after a 2, no whenever peru messi made his 142nd appearance for his country, but he didn't score a goal. nicholas gonzalez, angle out of martinez secured the victory and stated the teams were playing in peru
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with tight security. after days of political unrest and ecuador equaled their biggest ever victory in world cup, qualifying as they thrashed colombia, 61 3rd in the group standings with the top 45 automatically for cutting to contract . switching consonance and sumo teams have secured qualification for the africa cup of nations, mali made sure of a top 2 finish in group a with a 21 win over the movie or 6, with the goals, both of those in the 1st half. and today he also guaranteed they'll finish in the top 2 in their group that's after a 11 draw in tanzania, defending afghan champions, old cherry and senegal, the other 2 teams to have already qualified over a year out of the ring based pound for pound boxer in the world seoul, kind of, there is, has announced his next fight. the mexican has settled a legal dispute with these former promoter, which means he can fight as a free agent is going to face britain's unbeaten. callum smith for the world super
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middleweight title on december 19th in the us has already beaten smith's brother, liam, and is a 4 weight world champion with only one defeat $156.00 fights to floyd mayweather. organizers of next year's delay. the lympics are feeling confident despite tokyo recording its highest, ever daily increase uncovered 19 cases, $493.00 new cases were reported just as the international olympic committee. president, thomas buck completed a 2 day trip to the city. there were protests during his visit over rising costs and the health risks of hosting during a pandemic. nevertheless, i.o.c. vice president john coats seems upbeat about next july. i just got a very strong impression to die of your ongoing work and very strong impression that you will be ready when the opening ceremony takes place . on the 23rd, there are dance around in the next tennis grand slam. the australian open,
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which is set to take place as normal in melbourne in january. the victory says victoria state government is yet to sign of quarantine arrangements with the country still effectively closed to international arrivals because of covert bind, team, tennis, australia, hope players will be given permission to arrive in the december to complete to be disappointed when they, which they will be able to practice. the government says nothing has been agreed yet. elsewhere in australia, kirby restrictions have been relaxed for another of the country's biggest sporting events. a record post lockdown crowd of holden, $49000.00 packed the suncorp stadium in bird's. been to watch queensland new south wales in the 3rd and deciding stage of an original match. it's queensland's 1st, series win 7. so 2017 meeting, the fans will turn very good. that's all sporting for morgan later for peter. we'll see you later. thank you very much. that's it for this news. hour on al-jazeera. do stay with us. we've got plenty more world news coming up after this. very short
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