storytelling around the biggest issues we have to do usually do what he did. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm sam is a dan this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes the devastating toll corona virus infections in the u.s. past 20000000000 wrecking up almost a quarter of the world's cope with 19 cases traffic between britain and europe appears to be flowing smoothly is the u.k. formally completes its exit from the block. one of the world's largest free trade agreements officially begins across dozens of african countries. and reforming
cuba's finances the country ends its decades old jewel currency system around fears it could make things worse. time given us with sports the pandemics causing more problems at premier league club manchester city as 5 players test positive for corona virus. must begin with some breaking news this hour in the number of coronavirus cases in the united states has just passed 20000000 that's according to johns hopkins university which has been tracking the number of infections and deaths since the beginning of the pandemic the us is the world's worst affected country more than 346000 americans have died so far as go straight now to end the galaxy's life for us in miami and florida so how much of a happy new year is it with the 20000000 cases being recorded.
well something i think 2021 was the year that supposed to bring people so much hope because the vaccines are being produced they're being approved they're being distributed but just look at these figures and when you think out of these 20000000 cases here in the united states half of those have been reported since november the 8th which just shows you how bad the situation is here as you said almost 3 150000 people have died from covert 9000 here in the united states a number that far outweighs the population and the role this nation plays. for corona virus cases but you've also got this new variant now being reported the one that was 1st reported in the u.k. here in florida 2 cases in colorado and in california at least one case in all those cases are for people who haven't traveled internationally dr anthony fauci saying that is expected but it adds to that sense of fear and uncertainty of course
that rollout the trumpet ministration promised that by the end of 2020 they would have vaccinated around $28000000.00 people of course people over the age of $65.00 and front line health care workers that has come nowhere near to that figure the figure is somewhere between 2 and 3000000 it's abjectly however you look at this objectively it's failing the rollout is not happening the way it was promised to happen president trump of course is blaming the governors of all 50 states say get on with it get moving but that isn't the case there are even reports here of fights breaking out at 1st come 1st serve vaccinations centers where those over the age of $65.00 have been waiting for hours sometimes overnight just to get vaccinated and as health experts have been warning is for months now some of the worst may be yet to come so not enough facts in nations and the plus a new strain how much of a game changer is that especially in work states like where you are florida.
yeah i mean we're over 20000 deaths here in the state of florida one of the most populous states in the entire country but the infection rates here in certain parts of the state over 22 percent now local health officials say that's because fewer people are being tested that's obviously being questioned by the democratic party. just about to come into power in the next few days but it is a very frightening situation for many many people now the important thing to bear in mind is this new variant can be treated by the vaccine it's not it's not too strong to push that vaccine back so there is some light at the end of the tunnel but the simple fact is these vaccines need to get to the people that need them and there are around 20000000 people that are over the age of 65 in front line health care workers and we are nowhere near that figure at the moment nowhere near so this is a very difficult period and as dr anthony has told us time and time again following things like thanksgiving christmas and new year when people have been traveling
ignoring the advice you see those waves coming after those holidays passed and those people have been traveling across the country so the picture here is bleak there's no real getting around this the vaccines are not getting into the arms of the people that need it most and by some metrics i was reading a doctor a report from a medical expert yesterday say it may take 10 years if it carries on at this pace they need to vaccinate 3000000 people every day to meet that target and it's nowhere near thanks so much there. and as andy mentioned there the u.s. government has fallen far short of its vaccination target $20000000.00 americans were supposed to receive the 1st of 2 days of pfizer madonna vaccines by the end of the year that was a goal set up by the trumpet ministration as part of operation warp speed but less than $3000000.00 have been vaccinated so far according to the centers for disease control where this rate it would take 10 years to inoculate enough americans to
bring the pandemic under control dr eric 5 building is an epidemiologist and senior fellow at the federation of american scientists he joins us by skype from washington d.c. good to have you with us so why has the vaccination program fallen behind schedule well i think the rollout has been very haphazard there's been almost no coordination from the federal government took for government basically delivered to the states but then the states they were not funded for the rollout program adequately in the new corona grocery bill has very little of that and furthermore basically the state said here's the here ago hospitals you guys roll it out so it's been this federal to state to our local hospital pass the buck situation and again we have no national rollout program like israel does which has now. given to
barracks nations for 10 people out of every 100 residents and this is why u.s. has really fallen behind in one hit its target so he said the current virus relief bill didn't have enough funding for states is that an oversight by congress or the administration. well it was one of the negotiated deals. i think they were just trying to pass a very meager bill that will haue again only 600 all relief but not enough it was one of the things i was negotiated 'd out fortunately and that is a very unfortunate in this kind of crisis levels a generation in the national federal leadership and we just don't have that and in terms of what we need to that get vaccinated look you kate with about 66000000 people epidemiologists all say you need to immunize about $2000000.00 a week for us part of the population you need to immunize $10000000.00 people per
week and we are not even close even barely close that we've only done 3000000 in about 2 and a half weeks so we're very behind so what does that mean the delay in the vaccines as well as the confirmation now of a new strain what does that mean for the u.s. yeah this is this new strain is anywhere from 56 percent more infectious to some of the latest estimates is 74 percent more infectious and this is a very worrisome number because even though the severity is not higher the infectiousness means that we have to work even harder to stop it which means we have to vaccinate even more than anticipated and that's where the original $2000000.00 for u.k. per week at $10000000.00 per for in the u.s. per week came from it order to to hold that. new variants down and this new variant is also very unique because it's more infectious among
children about 20 percent more infections among children than the common old variant and so this again makes in danger so much things such as pools and other workplaces so this is why it's even more critical more and more critical than ever to do all the distancing mask ventilation and brain our u.s. is failing almost all of these fronts i want has to happen now in order for the u.s. to meet the sort of 10000000 a week i think it was you said target that you know this target is the target for adequate suppression within the next few months but without. the killing that said that requires a national mobilization we're talking about defense production act for many other things like testing testing also of the new. variants which right now there are more to show has withheld and won't release the formulas for shortcut p.c.r.
test for and in terms of massive but we're talking hundreds of millions are funding for states and cord needed for all our programs and we're hoping that by the ministration we'll deliver that in the coming weeks and weeks and months all right thanks so much good to get your thoughts and understanding of that dr eric that is now in the u.k. doctors are warning of a difficult few weeks after a new more infectious strain of corona virus is leading to a record number of cases and deaths emergency hospitals are on standby more people are now in hospital than during the peak of the pandemic in april in some parts of england. as the number of infections continues to grow the government's vaccination strategy is coming under fire the u.k.'s doctors' union is criticizing a change in policy which would see the delay in the 2nd jab of the pfizer biotech vaccine the vaccine is most effective when 2 full those are administered within
$21.00 days but the chief medical officers of england scotland wales and northern ireland are standing by the government's decision let's go live now to rural chalons he's outside st thomas' hospital in london so a bit of confusion there what if the chief medical officers of the u.k. are standing by the government's vaccination strategy while other doctors unions skeptical of it. well the doctors unions are skeptical because they are concerns that delaying people's 2nd doses of the 5 is a vaccine is causing distress to the people who are receiving letters and messages from the authorities saying don't come to your 2nd dosage and i think they're also a bit suspicious that the data. is not there for what happens if you
delay that 2nd dose as you just said sammy pfizer has the data for what happens if you give the 2nd dose 21 days after the 1st dose but if you wait 3 months which is what the government is planning to do then they don't really know what's going to happen is it going to be as effective as it should be the government knows made a decision based on the pragmatics really of public health and dangerous reality that this new variances has put the country in with so many new infections so many new deaths and so much stress being put on the health system what they have decided is that it's imperative to get as many people vaccinated with the 1st doses of either the pfizer vaccine or the oxford astra zeneca one as quickly as possible because with the 1st dose you do get
some degree of immunity with the astra zeneca and it's about 70 percent with the pfizer one it's it's upwards of that so essentially what the government has said is look let's prioritize 1st dosage to as many people as possible because that's how we get out of this situation and in 3 months time we can give people secondary says of these vaccines and hopefully the 1st will have had its effect and the situation will be calmer and better main while 3 months time can seem like an awful long time to wait for ryan. tell us about what's going on in the hospital behind you for example. well the london hospitals the big ones in thomas this is one of them u.c.l.a. is another the royal london hospital just 3 there are more many of them are
saying that they're intensive care units running in upwards of 100 percent capacity . all patients essentially or pretty much all of them covered patients 23 london hospital trusts currently have more than a 3rd of their entire beds taken up with with covert patients so you can see the kind of demands that are being per on the hospital system in london and the southeast at the moment and it's a similar i mean it's worse here but it is a similar position in other parts of the country so the big question at the moment is will they can the hospital system cope with this and if it costs then why aren't these new nightingale hospitals being pressed into service properly just to remind our viewers the nightingales where these emergency field hospitals set up around the country in the peak of the 1st wave but they were never really used
properly they've largely stayed empty they've some of them have been using limited capacity the government is saying that they are being readied for use of the moment but i have to say i went down to the london one which is at a conference center in the doctrines area of the city i went down there yesterday to have a look didn't see much of activity going on at all i went inside had a chat with the rather bored looking receptionist there he said it the n.h.s. nightingale there had been temporarily closed and a lot of the equipments had been moved out so a bit of a discrepancy interesting thanks so much for that rory. dr arsenal our child today is a front line care doctor for the u.k.'s national health service or n.h.s. he says the new strain of coronaviruses hit hospitals harder than expected obviously it's having a knock on effect on everything because if the wards are being used for other
treatments that 'd has to be closed and obviously whatever that would is whether it's a surgical ward 'd or a separate counsel those things are going to be delayed i mean the consequence of still going ahead and we are the front too but at the end of the day if there are no intensive care beds then there's only certain number of operations and things that can take place you know viruses do you say so this is always something that was you know we were wrong we were worrying about but it's be changing very quickly very rapidly and it's affecting people a lot more than before so it has hit us faster than we expected our main concern now in the n.h.s. and all the doctors nurses and my colleagues is did it actually sing at the moment you know the ones from generally before christmas so we're really worried about the next week or 2 where the current new year is and christmas parties are taking place and people interrupted those new infections are going to hope you know will probably come in a week or 2 and if we're already in capacity we really wrote what we're going to do next we have crisis management plans taking place out in the writing at hospitals
one of those hopefully if that takes you know press if that works out correctly for us we should be able to manage it but like i said we don't know because this is unprecedented times we haven't seen this much you know the heavy impact on the and it's just like this before so it's all new to all of us as rail says it's vaccinated 1000000 people against cove and 19 drawled out one of the world's earliest and most rapid inoculation campaigns less than 2 weeks ago but it excludes 2 and a half 1000000 palestinians living in the occupied west bank in gaza. and in india health experts are reviewing the safety of the oxford astra zeneca vaccine for emergency use there the world's 2nd worst affected country has yet to approve any vaccine for roll out its record of more than 10000000 cases so far with nearly 149000 deaths and there are signs of final approval could be imminent as a lizabeth purana reports from new delhi. india's health ministry is saying that the
expert committee of india's drug's regulatory body continuing to meet to consider emergency use all 3 vaccines and that the final decision will be taken by the director of the body they have been meeting for the 2nd day this week considering emergency use approval for the oxford astra zeneca but also a full 5 is a biotech and an andean company called bought a biotech but we have local media and voices use agency reporting that the expert committee has recommended emergency use approval for the oxford astra zeneca and once that happens that will go to the director for his approval but that is just thought to be a formality preparations have been in full swing for the vaccination drive here there's going to be a trial run with mock drills and vaccination centers around the country on saturday to test everything from the transport arrangements for the vaccines to the cold storage systems the deployment of work because the app that's used to register and
monitor everyone that's going to receive the vaccine the indian government is planning to inoculate 300000000 people just in the 1st half of this year and the already has the biggest vaccination program in the world where it inoculates around $56000000.00 babies and pregnant women every year bought health experts say that the cold chain system in many places is in a bad state that vaccines aren't always stored or monitored properly power could last for hours leaving vaccines on food for use and that is why the government has been doing trial runs to identify and fix problems for the code that vaccine drive begins here. plenty more still ahead on the news hour including a long wait for justice families of those killed and kidnapped by all old police forces spend the new year without loved ones. a city that no longer feels like home why
a growing number of on call. planning to seek refuge elsewhere. you're going to plop calls on the premier league top void a covert shutdown we'll hear rather from the liverpool boss and spoke with gemma. well after nearly half a century the united kingdom has formally left the european union rules are showing in a new era in the new year but so far britain's departure from the e.u. single market and customs union has been fairly smooth there's been no major delays in cross-channel in the cross-channel movement of trucks and ferries to and from france paul brennan reports from the english or over. the countdown to the new post relationship was projected across the departure gates at the french side of the euro tunnel rail link moments later the 1st lorry was having its documents checked. the trade deal agreed on christmas eve means no tariffs and no
quotas but there is significantly more paperwork and most of it needing to be done in advance the year it'll operator is get a link the change is already about. for many teams it's time there is a truck coming you fear they have to show us that they have done. on line before coming here it's a significant change for logistics and haulage firms on both sides of the new trading front here the u.k. is expecting $220000000.00 additional customs declarations every year at a cost to business of some $9500000000.00 the ferry crossing between the english port of dover and cali and france handle some $2500000.00 freight vehicles every year but less than a 1000 lorries was shared tool to make the crossing on new year's day it's a gentle start for the new regime many haulage companies said they were holding off
. until the new systems have bedded in my hope is that given the opening couple of weeks of january are generally pretty late for us and we could start bill that we saw going on the dash should enable those people that are treating during the time to to train themselves and get used to working in this new way in fact at the gates of the 4th the biggest sticking point on this 1st day isn't bricks it related the tour. we had a plan only works out already to hold freights to manage the freight but now we've had to initiate testing as well it's a number of locations so that's the biggest problem that we've got because that was never expected never planned for the key to keeping the ports open and running smoothly will be the speed with which the logistics companies get to grips with the new electronic and paperwork requirements early logjams are likely to be not here at the ports but back at the factory gate or work house with cargo delayed because
the correct paperwork hasn't been filled in these 1st quiet days of january an opportunity for companies to familiarize themselves with the new practicalities the real test will come when trade volume ramps up again around the 10th or 11th of the month paul brennan al-jazeera dover and the theme barber joins us now live from london so it seems to be so far case of so far so good but this is not the end of it right there's a lot of restrictions and other things that kick in later. absolutely absolutely said there are so many things which we need to be understood and will reveal themselves in the months and years to come not just practically as we saw in polls reports in terms of goods going back and forth but in terms of the political relationship between the u.k. which is now not only out of the european union on paper but but is no longer
a member of the single market no longer in the customs union the politics of it though is not going to go away quickly boris johnson the prime minister has been hailing this moment his main negotiator with brussels has tweeted that the britain is now a fully independent country making its own decisions as if that were marking a marked change with the situation up to now world nicolas sturgeon the 1st one of the minister of scotland has said. that she's put out a tweet arsing the e.u. to leave a light on saying that scotland will be back soon she wants a referendum on breaking away from the u.k. now that the u.k. is not part of the e.u. she wants a 2nd go it failed previously when the u.k. was an e.u. member but many people in scotland very pro european union and then we've heard from michelle. kwan the president of france saying that the u.k.
will remain a friend and ally of the e.u. but also criticizing the whole basis behind. behind bricks it and suggesting that people who actually invested in it as a concept might be disappointed in the near future in terms of what they're going to get what does that sovereignty mean. right thanks so much the team barber there in london. a landmark free trade agreement between african nations is come into effect after months of delays due to the pandemic $54.00 nations have signed up for now it's being implemented in the $33.00 countries that have ratified it under the deal tariffs on 90 percent of goods will be eliminated the world bank says it will increase the continent's income by $450000000000.00 by 2035 the agency also says africa's
exports mostly in manufacturing will get a $560000000000.00 boost and the agreement will raise wages especially for women work out for more than 70 percent of cross border traders the free trade agreement is forecast to lift 30000000 africans out of extreme poverty. some economists say the continent's poor countries will remain at a disadvantage. explains from the army in the share. workers of this government factory rushed to deliver thousands of fees masks the owner says more than 2 and a half 1000000 were made here to control the spread of copied 90. but as the africa free trade agreement comes into effect he foresees trouble ahead for the continent's poor countries. small and poor economies will always be at a disadvantage hopefully as time goes on we can get special considerations
otherwise it will be difficult to compete. businesses in poor countries may have their concerns but overall experts say the agreement will eventually benefit them they believe the cheap cost of labor in these countries will attract more industries. into african trade. development the level and pace of industrialization countries vary some will have an advantage over others but african countries need to buy unfinished products among themselves. currently imports most of its needs from bottled water to food and machinery from big retail to local markets and here is flooded with imported products because. the country will continue to depend on him making it difficult for local industries to grow. experts say it's hard to see european and asian multinational companies giving up the trade advantage they've held in africa for centuries. products from
europe asia and africa's largest economies lined the shelves at the emmys biggest retail monopoly consumers prefer these plans traders say they will be many local goods on store shelves and less government steps in. we should be given support the government should facilitate easy acquisition of land and loans from banks. but it's hard to see how governments on the continent can do that without breaching the protectionism rules of africa trade agreement and the world trade organization or maybe greece al-jazeera yami. still ahead of al-jazeera was to. eat australia changes its national anthem to reflect its indigenous history but some say that it's not enough then sport the college football game better way to go
going after the action the supposed finished. the fall spring istanbul is slowly cooling down but proper frozen wintry weather is in most of turkey this is in the northeast this lake freeze every year recreationally it's brilliant and they're enjoying it just showing things where they should be this time the weather wise we are actually looking far instruments to turkey the middle east iran the sun is out this bit of a breeze picking up down the gulf you mark korda schmall bit short lived tend to depress the temperature down about 22 by sun then into monday in their heart still a chance of a shower on such a tape is
a very small chance to be honest generally speaking it's quiet even this massive cloud he would use no more than light showers in saudi or maybe southern iraq or jordan. you can still see the remains of the tropical soccer and that came across bear there's no sitting here more or less on the borders of botswana and maybe i'm sure you don't think in the maybe there is a red country are certainly don't he's got the scots in khost province i guess but this rain is going to come quite widespread this weekend you still almost see the center of circulation so it starts raining when talk generally february march months and maybe but this is looking particularly wet at the moment. across europe immigration is high on the agenda and in hungary it's presented as a pressing issue we didn't have immigrants at all 0 immigration but this is the one
political topic anybody and everybody is discussing the far right is preparing for battle and their opponents or anyone who is different. prejudice some pride in hungary on al-jazeera. in the conclusion of a 2 part series people in power and best to gates allegations that irish catholic nuns facilitated the traffic babies the church realized that babies in iowa could be sold to america a scouting quite a nice and reveals shocking new evidence of how and where religious orders disposed of those who died thank you torn in a system like this one church and state are committed to keep the truth from coming else islands mother and baby scandal on al-jazeera.
welcome back you're watching around the sira are mine in our top stories the number of coronavirus cases in the united states has just passed 20000000 that's according to johns hopkins university which has been tracking the number of infections and deaths since the beginning of the pandemic are more than 346000 americans have died britain's departure from the e.u. single market and customs union has been fairly smooth so far there have been no major delays in the cross-channel movement of trucks and ferries to and from france . doctors in the u.k. are warning of a difficult few weeks after a new more infectious strain of corona virus led to a record number of cases and that more people are now in hospital than during the peak of the pandemic in april in some parts of it but. now the u.s.
senate is debating whether to override donald trump's veto of a defense spending bill the u.s. president says the major legislation doesn't repeal certain legal protections for social media sites if he goes ahead it would be the 1st time in trump's presidency a veto has been overridden right now alan fischer joins us live from washington d.c. so alan break it down to us and explain why this defense spending bill has become so controversial. ok the vote is under way at the moment on the senate floor and that is whether or not there is going to be a debate about overturning the presidential veto and they need 60 votes to do that the last count i had they were getting close to that if that fails there will be a debate which means it will last for a vote up to 30 hours so the vote could come any time between 0 and lunchtime on
saturday it's very unusual for the senate to sit on new year's day but they think that this is important now the national defense authorization act goes through every year 59 years in a row without a problem this year landed on donald trump's desk he wasn't happy 1st of all he said he was angry because there was a clause in there that would rename bases that were named after confederate general sure remember that the confederacy was the losing side on the civil war many people see that as a sign of an attempt at white supremacy but then donald trump changed his mind and said one of the reasons he was voting against it was there was no essentially no nothing in the act removing section 230 protection for media giant companies essentially media giant companies can publish what they want in his view no a number of senators said look that's not related to defense we're not going to put that and donald trump vetoed it no the house on monday voted to overturn the veto
it's no up to the senate remember the senate passed this act 84 to 17 $84.00 to $13.00 that means it's essential veto proof so they are not going to entertain this idea of section $230.00 suddenly being introduced a defense bill and those who are voting against the presidential veto have a bit of a defense they can go in to their constituents if they're said well why did you vote against the president why did you overturn his veto you can say look if we didn't do this the whole thing would have got caught up in the bureaucracy and several people across the whole of the armed services in the united states would not have risk. the pay rise setting programs would oversee funding we had to do this so that is why in the next couple of hours the u.s. senate is almost certainly going to give donald trump his 1st veto overturned in his 4 year president and what does all of this mean for americans getting more money in the stimulus check. that's a very good question because of course it seemed as if they were going to be tied
up somehow and know the vote on the veto will go through the stimulus check. mitch mcconnell has already said i will bring forward this vote on the stimulus check but we're also going to have to vote on setting up a commission into voter fraud and we're also going to have to look at section $238.00 for the media giants now both republicans and democrats have said no no no clean bill $2000.00 let's vote on that bernie sanders even introduced a move to do that in the last hour or so in the senate floor but that was defeated there was an objection from a republican senator and so there will be no clean bill for the 2000 and as long as there is no clean bill if there are other things that touch to it then republicans and democrats simply won't vote for it so the chances of them getting to $2000.00 before this senate ends its session on january the 3rd is highly unlikely as for section $230.00 that is not going to be considered by the senate either if they
don't want to remove these legal protections that the tech giants have got and ironically if this tech giants where to lose their protection one of the things they can do is kick people off their platforms that they think could cause them legal problems one of the people that might do that donald trump with his millions of followers simply because some of the stuff that he's tweeted out about the dominion voting company and some of the things he's tweeted about the election could have got them into real trouble and so it's interesting that donald trump is pushing this saying that these tech giants are against him but he would actually be one of the 1st people booted off the platform all right thanks for breaking it down explaining it to us simply that alan fischer. now the ethiopian human rights commission says security forces killed more than $75.00 people during ethnic unrest in june and july last year the group has released a report detailing the violence which happened after the killing of a popular singer had child. he was a prominent voice in anti-government protests the rights commission calls the
killings a widespread and systematic attack against civilians that points to crimes against humanity aaron maher show is a spokesman and senior advisor at the ethiopian human rights commission he explains what their investigation found the european human rights commission launched an investigation right after the the onset of violence in our emea romeo's ethiopia's largest region the violence was triggered by the killing. by the assassination of. nessa who who was a very prominent singer and an activist c. was killed on the 29th and then immediately afterwards we had violence unrest breaking out throughout the region in 3 days of carnage if you could call it at all together over 100 in 123 people died 35 of which
were killed by by armed attackers 76 as well died at the hands of security forces today we launched the their report a a full investigation report on this violence and we've deemed these attacks by by the by armed groups as amounting to crimes against humanity. when libyan warlord after us forces control the city of tal horn hundreds of thousands were forcibly detained killed and tortured there are families that still don't know what happened to their loved ones al-jazeera is magic trainer went to top hohner met those still searching for the truth many families in libya will be spending the next few days together celebrating the new year but the family and through no will
not be. as all the men in her family who were either killed or kidnapped by members of the armed group can yet backed by the warlord who if i have to who made the town his command center before a filled military campaign on the capital tripoli i don't know what had there sure enough for me 21 men from my family are gone 14 were killed for no reason and 7 of them were kidnapped and until now we have no idea of their whereabouts they didn't bring us their bodies and the government hasn't been able to identify the bodies through tests if there are amongst the dead we want to know. when the un recognized government of prime minister faisal so raj retook western libya in june work began to find out what atrocities had been committed to who know was hafter stronghold so far 125 bodies have been recovered from mass graves in the city can yet militia is accused of carrying out the killings but the tripoli government has been slow to
identify the bodies or begin to work on other reported sites the united states blacklisted the kenya militia and its leader in november over the human rights abuses into. ramadan says he notified authorities of where he believes his brother and 35 other men are buried but nothing's been done so far to establish the truth. according to some witnesses they killed them and took them to the waste dump they buried them under the trash 36 men were there that's a lot of men i don't know why the government refuses to take them the lack of a proper investigation by the government has caused a great deal of anger here and. our team is currently working in. they are combing a large area and the digging is all done by hand unfortunately we don't have the materials yet to identify the bodies or high tech equipment to speed up the
excavation process for the family and many like the mentor who know it could take years to discover what really happened to their loved ones so the closure they desperately seek will have to wait malik trainer. to whom. hundreds of refugees and migrants have walked out of a burnt camp in bosnia herzegovina demanding better living conditions they refused to take food and kept protesting outside the premises of camp leaper the camp was burnt last week which left the refugees in freezing conditions the e.u. and aid agencies are warning of a humanitarian crisis as the migrants lack basic necessities. an exodus of hong kong residents is expected later this month as they seek refuge from the new security law imposed by beijing from the end of this month residents from the former british colony moved to the u.k. for up to 5 years and then apply for residency adrian brown reports from hong kong
. many people in today's hong kong tend to choose their words carefully but fritzie is not afraid to speak his mind about the reasons for leaving a territory he says he no longer recognizes no place he would say you feel safe anymore everywhere when you see police actually you will get tense that's why especially as a parent with kids it worries me a lot fred hopes to soon join his family in the nearby democratic island of taiwan he owns a market research company another skilled worker who doesn't want to go but says he has to that decision motivated by concerns over the new national security law especially its impact on academic freedom when the children come to home you need to know. what lessons that they had in school would make you very tired always worried about your kids being brainwashed.
was he took part in protests demanding political reform demonstrations that often turned violent amid the subsequent campaign against ascent other families are also opting to leave this one asked not to be identified because the father's worried about the repercussions of speaking out they've taken up the british government's resettlement offer and will soon leave their home for the last time. there is nothing to make me stay in hong kong it is torture to stay and if you're on the opposition side what the government is doing is not for the benefit of the people their sacrifice hong kong's future for their own interests. kim is an outspoken political commentator also mulling a move to britain in the last film on a lot of people just as wise to me they call
a syllable me they they they they say maybe you have to be less if we choose to stay because it is tilted our know what the government do for you this kind of outspoken people it's not the 1st exodus from hong kong in the decade before the territory was returned from british to chinese rule in 1997 around half a 1000000 left but after securing a 2nd nationality many returned the mood among some of those leaving this time though is one of resignation a belief that they won't be coming back adrian brown al-jazeera hong kong. nathan lohr is a hong kong pro-democracy activist who now lives in exile in london he says hundreds of thousands of people will be forced to leave the city in order to avoid persecution by beijing. a lot of people welcome that policy because it offers a safe exit for the people in need or facing political persecution so i think there
will be a few without the feel 100000 people coming because for now the u.k. is in political instability and for local phone company for they have kind of like wait and see mentality so now idea of the day they're facing political persecution and lots of what terror in hong kong so i guess that will be quite a large amount of numbers of people flowing into the country that different degree of political persecution that people are facing some are being charged some are being some of being arrested and some would just like living in their daily lives and they are afraid of speaking out or they're afraid of the police brutality so i think that the different degrees of people that in the current political climate so volatile people if they feel like their freedom of being restrained that they're not able to speak freely these kind of people they will probably thinking about leaving home by immigration but for some others like me we are facing real
political persecution where then we have to flee and seek other ways of leaving the city. cuba is rolling out major economic changes which will see one of its 2 domestic currencies scrapped after decades the peso will be capped but devalued and the so-called convertible peso which is pegged to the dollar will be eliminated it will result in some short term pain for cubans for the government hopes it will address the country's larger economic problems the sinew and reports. he stole my tickets on one of her banners most successful private restaurants a must even for the most high profile visitors until now his customers paid in cook's r.c. you see a state invented substitute for the u.s. dollar with $25.00 times more than the cuban missile but now the cook is being scrapped with an unsustainable dual currency an exchange rate system. without
it just means the elimination of a currency that was circulating for a long time and reactivated our national currency to pay so. if only it were that simple one of the most common phrases in cuba is nice fasc or it's not easy. and that's the perfect way to describe the risk elimination of cuba's 2nd currency while it's considered to be hard currency it's in fact worthless outside of cuba hindering exports and desperately needed investment one. then when the creek was put into circulation it was picture the dollar but in time it lost value its elimination in general terms is positive but there will be collateral damage. first and foremost a devaluation of the pisot against the us dollar and a steep increase in prices which means purchasing power will drop despite the much
higher promised salaries. i don't see the point they raise your salary but they triple or quadruple the price of the dollar which we need to buy all the basics. and that's the other big problem if you want to buy anything from food to clothes or even hygiene products you need to go to one of the more than $120.00 stores and that's why all these people are lining up in front of the bank to exchange hard currency for an electronic debit card in m l c the cuban name for the u.s. greenback cash transactions aren't allowed. to run his family who can send money if you don't work with tourists if you don't have access to hard currency this change has been very bad. it will be a difficult process for a country that is already suffering from a deep recession scarcity and harsh new u.s. economic sanctions but then as they say getting cuba's finances in order won't be
easy. to see in human al-jazeera. 143 years after it was 1st composed and performed australia has updated its national anthem to reflect what the prime minister says is a spirit of unity the day. that was the old line the words have been changed to for we are one i'm free instead of we are young and free it's an attempt to better recognize the country's indigenous history. still ahead on al-jazeera there's a new ski jumping record in germany jemma we'll have all the details in school.
latest news as it breaks the measures introduced during this 3rd wave of resulted in the 20 percent drop in the amount the people are traveling with detail coverage protocols like both one contacting all of those in one us out of our poverty rate increased enough cough clear from around the world the u.n. has identified $56.00 countries most need assistance what's worrying them is that many of those have a deteriorating situation. in a territory that's been under constant c. true 12 years. and in a state of perpetual conflict with its neighbor. women are swimming against the tide and challenging stereotypes in their isolated society. 'd al-jazeera world follows 5 palestinians making a difference. the new women of gaza on al-jazeera.
right it's time for all the sports with gemma now. thanks sammy manchester city will be without 5 players for sunday's premier league game with chelsea because they've tested positive for corona virus says he was surprised by everson on monday but that much was postponed due to be out right on the training ground was also shot until wednesday defend walker and strike against a 2 of those players self isolating after contracting the virus can you give us an insight into what your preparation has been like for this match against chelsea and
how does today's. world. you know you are less interested the players are not. no locker room anymore right now and. james we see is in. training in new beach david if it blinds them to face chelsea this weekend history concerns an. interim you had enough players to play your games are written we want to play and i've written we had enough players you know what other kind of personally i call career and children to do and all of the situation because. we could play by play would happen if we travel with a coach and mortally happen because the day before we're all of us and what happened with the everton players been effective for him for us. like man city top have also had one of their games called off this week that match against fulham on wednesday was for spend less than 3 hours before kick off after their opponents reported a number of positive coronavirus cases and spurs boss terry is
a marine i wasn't happy with the way the situation was handled i don't want to speak too much about it. just to say that i felt and professional with that so it is there so it was we were preparing ourselves for that. for that much and. of course we. didn't play and there is this relative of what is. week of work. well felons next match against burnley on sunday could also be in doubt as according to the head coach after a number of positive tests force that despite what we mentioned against buzz on wednesday the whole squad was retested but full of won't get the results until saturday liverpool manager and plops urging the premier league to avoid a covert shutdown the league's already said it's not considering it that despite a record 18 cases last week the some have called for
a temporary pause also known as a circuit breaker liverpool's fans have been locked out of games again after coronavirus restrictions were tightened across the city so i'm not a specialist you know that. we all try to do our best to to keep the competition going i think if it works well enough to get important as well because people want to watch it and we are in this case not part of it as a society if you want to usually live isolated go to training ground and stuff like this so i dig really we can carry on but i'm especially since i respect all the decisions. the decisions made in the next you weeks. club or no doubt be keeping an eye on what's happening you know trafford later when manchester united all have the chance to move level on points with a side level that's off of the premier league united arab against aston villa looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 10 games the same hasn't won the title since attics ferguson retired as manager back in 2013 and the current
boss is doing his best to downplay expectations. there's no title race after 15 games. you can lose the chance of having to. be in a race in the 1st 10 games of course you can. play another 15 get to 30 then maybe you can start about start talking about a title race when when you get to march april it's in good overtake united for a few i was at least because they're in action right now against west ham i went for calling on the side of me from 2nd and a point behind leaders liverpool but at the moment as you can see that it is goalless between those 2 sides predacious. has broken the hail record on the latest stop of the 4 hills tournament the pole finished with a spectacular john to wind down a spot in kitchen in germany he passed the saving out to
a new hill record of 144 meters to win the 2nd event of the series world cup leader how the economic ground rate was 2nd to denying poland a clean sweep of the podium at the traditional new year's day competition a college football game descended into chaos after the off the action was supposed to be over mrs if the state had just secured a tight victory over tulsa when a huge fight broke out look at this is still unclear what started the pro and a statement conference organizers said they were disappointed at the highest standards of sportsmanship have not seen that that is illegal sport for now i'll be back with more later thanks so much jim i want you can find much more on all the stories we've been telling you about if you had over to our web site al-jazeera dot com you can see our front page there with one of the stories we're following there about china. that's it from me sam is a damn for this news out my colleague. is back in
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across europe immigration is high on the agenda and in hungary it's presented as a pressing issue we didn't have immigrants at all searing the race. but this is the one political topic anybody and everybody is discussing the far right is preparing for battle and their opponents or anyone who is different. prejudice some pride in hungary on al-jazeera. understand the differences and similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it we'll bring
you the news and current affairs that matter to you. traffic between britain and europe appears to be flowing smoothly as the u.k. completes its historic exit from the block. hello i'm maryanne demasi oh watching al-jazeera live from london coming up on the program a devastating toll corona virus infections in the u.s. past 20000000 making up almost a course of the world's covered 19 cases. africa embarks on a new economic policy a lot a lot of free trade agreement.