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and the health system struggling to cope i'll just see the investigation 3 days that stop the world. so. i think it was. a cry for help hospitals and brazil's amazonas state are running out of oxygen and struggling to cope as they try to contain covert 19. the rommany watch out of their life my headquarters here in doha are also coming up a commitment to a safe inauguration as the f.b.i. raises concerns about potential for violence across the country. and wasting no time u.s. president elect joe biden lays out $1.00 trillion dollars mergence the relief plan
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. and north korea shows off a new missile during a military parade as can john plans on expanding his nuclear program. welcome to the program the health system in the brazilian state of amazonas is at a point of collapse because of a surge in corona virus infections hospitals in the city of man hours are running out of beds and there are reports of patients dying because there is not enough oxygen to treat them doctors and nurses have put messages on social media pleading for more supplies researches fear a new variant of the virus originally detected in man hours is more contagious and it's prompted the united kingdom to ban travel from every country in south america as well as portugal because that strong links with brazil several other governments are introducing tighter restrictions to try to stop the spread of the virus lebanon's announced an 11 day around the clock curfew after
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a dramatic surging cases while france extended its night time stay at home order monaco yankee have more on the situation in brazil from rio de janeiro man as has been the situation is very critical escalated from one day to the other there were already no room in the hospitals there was no room and cemeteries to the very people but now today there was no oxygen and health workers were so desperate that they were asking for help trying to juggle around these oxygen cylinders and asking people just. to give whatever they could to the hospitals and here's pretty much what they had to say. that's how best music over they did was have mercy on us we are in a deplorable situation we have simply run out of oxygen and an entire health care unit we have been on lock suchan a lot of people dying if anyone has any oxygen available piece into to us at the
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redemption clinic peace and everyone sees what they are many people dying put in love of god but yet this photo was the this is chaos we were seeing to small stock of oxygen but it will only last 2 hours. but if. we need oxygen we have one cylinder full 5 people and 100 doctors amazing patients take turns breathing for the love of god don't just don't know what else to do this is a calamity the health minister had a meeting with the mayor today and he said that it was. timely said he would set a date for the vaccination campaign again and that would be next week on sand very now the problem is that brazil's regulatory agency and visa will only meet on sunday to decide which vaccines will or will be allowed to be.
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distributed in the country so i have not given the official green light and today the government the federal government has sent afraid to india to fetch 2000000 doses of the after zeneca vaccine which brazil is also working to produce here but still has not enough apparently. u.s. president elect joe biden is unveil their $1.00 trillion dollars stimulus plan for the battered american economy and he says bold investment is needed to tackle the fallout from the pandemic the proposal includes more than 4 $100000000000.00 to boost the response or coronavirus and speed of the vaccine roelant households would also receive direct relief checks with $1400.00 the crisis of deep human suffering is him plain sight and there's no time to waste we have to act we have to act now this is what economists are telling us more
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importantly it's what the values we hold dear in our hearts as americans are telling us a growing chorus of trial by top economists agree that the moment of crisis in this moment of crisis with measures rates at historic lows we cannot afford inaction this is going to i'm is in buns hometown of wilmington delaware with more on what he's proposing. we visited a food pantry at a church today we met a man named william he's been unemployed for 6 months he goes to this church grabs a few bags full of donated food and goes home and says that he has been relying on this food to get by he also says he's been hoping for a larger stimulus relief check from the government he says he'll use that money to get by to pay for his rent to pay for clothes it's clear for anyone who's reporting
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in the united states during this pandemic just how much people are suffering and this is why biden is saying that we're in a race against time we need to act fast it's a very extensive 2 step program what he's announcing tonight is what he calls the rescue portion of that program so $1400.00 stimulus checks to individuals. grants to small businesses who have been decimated funding to get a national vaccination program going vaccines in this country would become free and the list goes on the question really now is how quickly a democratic controlled congress can act because for the millions of struggling americans who are worried about a vixen and getting food on the table they just can't wait much longer now the head of the f.b.i. is warning of potential violence in the run up to joe biden's inauguration the agency says there have been calls for protests on several social media platforms
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vice president mike pence has pledged to ensure a safe transition of power and security has stepped up in the capital my time has more from washington d.c. . it looks like a capital to see. fences topped with razor wire have been erected around the nation's seat of government. every increasing numbers of soldiers are being deployed security officials saying that some $20000.00 will be sent by the inauguration next wednesday that's greater than any current deployment anywhere in the world even the supreme court is being locked down as well as other signature landmarks once thronged with tourists. vice president mike pence met with senior security officials to be briefed on the preparations for the american people deserve. a safe inauguration on january 20th. and encourage you to convey to all of the members of your teams to continue to lean
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forward to ensure that we achieve a just there but he heard a bleak assessment from the director of the f.b.i. we're concerned about the potential for violence multiple protests and rallies planned here in d.c. and it's the capitol building around the country in the days to come that could bring armed individuals within close proximity to government buildings and officials and direct threats from right wing extremists have been growing in the wake of the impeachment vote against president trump on wednesday terrorists have restored just a few minutes ago the republicans who voted for impeachment a particular focus colleagues who are now traveling with armed escorts out of the fear for their safety many of us are altering our routines. or continue to get audio armor as yet another ominous evening fell the vice president thank some of
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the national guard that have been deployed to the nation's capital. on a scale not seen since the civil war my kind of al-jazeera washington. hospitals collapsed in indonesia after a shallow 6.2 magnitude quake hit the island of siller way z. rescuers are trying to reach patients and staff trapped in the rubble at least 7 people are confirmed dead so far while hundreds of others are injured thousands fled to higher ground after the tremor fearing a tsunami the disaster agency says a series of quakes in the past 24 hours have caused landslides and cut electricity supplies north korea has unveiled what it says are new submarine launched ballistic missiles at a military parade in pyongyang the display follows the ruling party congress leader kim jong un described the u.s. as the country's biggest enemy now the parade and party meeting are being seen as a show of strength aimed at the incoming biden administration bride has been
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monitoring events force from seoul in south korea let's just begin with what's been on show besides a show of strength. that's right this does seem to be a departure by north korea for the past few years there's been very little evidence of new north korea's developing nuclear arsenal while we've had this period of summit diplomacy but this does seem to be north korea saying by the way we have nuclear weapons or did you forget we saw in a big parade back in october again the display of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile according to the north koreans which he hadn't seen before and also in s.l.b.m. one of these submarine launched ballistic missiles now in this latest paraded this is according to the north koreans an updated version on that new s.l.b.m.
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so this is of a concern to the united states and its allies because it does add a completely new dimension to the nuclear threat from north korea in s.l.b.m. means that you know you have the power to have a nuclear missile on a submarine that can launch its missile a lot closer to its intended target so for example that is of concern to japan that has missiles that are intended to try to intercept missile other missiles fired from the north korean peninsula a different matter if it's dealing with a submarine just off the japanese coast in theory it could also be a concern if this is developed further to the united states but it is thought that their actual submarines are of the older type noisy a diesel submarines which would have a problem trying to get across the pacific but according to kim jong un in his latest statements that too is something north korea is working on that they want to develop and obtain nuclear powered submarines and of course robin it comes days
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before the new president elect biden takes office and it creates a conundrum both washington d.c. and for pyongyang because no matter what gains young yang thinks it may have had in the last 4 years under trump both sides now you might say back to stage one again in terms of how to deal with each other. it does seem to be north korea laying down the gauntlet it seems also a recognition that the trump era is over all of these talk about these commitments to denuclearize ation in these pieces of paper that was signed in singapore and so on well but that is now in the past and this is an affirmation of that and it does seem to be a return to the old days of we will develop our nuclear arsenal we will become as far as north korea is concerned a nuclear armed power and the united states and its allies returning to this policy of strategic patience basically keeping up the pressure through international
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sanctions through isolation telling north korea to stop its nuclear development while avoiding any direct military conflict the question now for the by the ministration is that it is dealing with a different north korea even when you compare the nuclear arsenal of 4 or 5 years ago it's now a lot more sophisticated they have done a lot more work of possibly developed more sophisticated weaponry so maybe this policy of strategic patience won't work anymore but north korea is very concerned that a nuclear deterrent will guarantee its survival it's seen what has happened to libya and iraq and the basically the question for the new buy demonstrated is not so much can we go back to strategic patience north korea wants the the bike the ministration to be asking can we allow north korea to be accepted finally as a member of the world's nuclear club has a nuclear powered nuclear powered state that is a very difficult challenge
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a very difficult question for the buyer demonstration to answer indeed robert brother with an update thanks so much rob insult. well still ahead here on al-jazeera hundreds of asylum seekers form new migrant caravans to honduras to pursue the american dream and counting the votes in uganda the hotly contested election pitting longtime leader against pop star turned politician bobby wine. the wind has just broken a record in montana yes i know it's a windy place when it's been even windy and that screaming cold wind is cross the plains states on friday comes up again so it's part of wrapped around the systems of some snow involved in that not a huge amount of mr lee but you could probably use the word blizzard for lincoln in
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the brusca and as wind dies down it stays cold when the wind picks up again for sunday attempt it looks like for you get out a wind chill of that of course the whole system swirls around and disappears eastwards nothing extreme apart from the wind is like it happened afterwards even down south in the new orleans isn't as cold as it was about 5 days ago the pacific sea both looking nice san francisco's 80 degrees the rain stopped falling in washington state it's gone north of the border for british columbia it's equally quite quiet pleasant most of the caribbean the wind is in the strong as it was daily showers seem likely briefly heavier ones in the bahamas through florida and cuba because of that car would have it's looking out across the gulf of mexico i think was an increase in the rain in honduras coming saturday as well big showers the south of that in the argentine pompous in the southeast of brazil it's that time of year summary and wet.
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they come in hope and in search of work to provide a better life for the families they've left behind. but though their labor is vital to release food industry they risk exploitation by corporations and organized crime . trapped in a system with little hope of escape people in power investigates italy seeks legs on al-jazeera. looking back what you want is there with me to hold rob
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a reminder of our top news stories the health system in the brazilian state of them is onus is at a point of collapse because of a surge in corona virus infections hospitals in the state capital man hours running out of beds and oxygen. u.s. president joe biden is unveiled a $1.00 trillion dollar stimulus plan to help the economy which has been battered by cave in 90 it includes more than $400000000000.00 to boost the response to grow the virus and speed up the rollout of the vaccine. and north korea has a veiled what it says are new submarine launched ballistic missiles at a military parade in the capital pyongyang the display follows the ruling party congress where leader kim jong un to expand his country's nuclear arsenal. the u.s. has rejected calls to reverse its decision to designate yemen's hooty rebels a terrorist group the un walls the move could result in a large scale so kristie by pompei or says that these must be held accountable for
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what he calls terrorist acts christensen he reports now from the united nations. it was a brutal attack on eden's airport just as newly appointed yemeni government officials arrived killing more than 20 people including civilians and aid workers but what the u.s. has done since blaming iran back to the separatists and designating them a terrorist organization will have more deadly and far reaching consequences that according to martin gryphus the united nations special envoy who recently visited the country we fear in my vision there will be inevitably a chilling effect. of my efforts to bring the parties together even worse according to the un and aid agencies the move is likely to push yemen over the brink and into widespread famine after 6 years of civil war 16000000 people more than half of the population already rely on humanitarian assistance to buy food 90 percent of which
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is imported aid agencies say the terrorism designation will disrupt the supply chain increase prices and possibly cause suppliers to pull out of the country altogether david beasley has the nobel prize winning the world food program. with the designation. it's going to be catastrophic it literally is going to be added up senates to hundreds of thousands if not millions of innocent people in yemen and quite frankly it needs to be reversed the united states has promised to work with the agencies but says the move is needed as years of peace talks have yielded little in the way of results i want to ensure that everyone in this council and our briefers that their views their concerns are informing how we approach that designation implementation and we are listening. we do believe
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the 1st step is the right will forward the designation of iranian back to these as terrorists is the final salvo in the united states' so-called maximum pressure campaign against iran and it's due to go into effect on january 19th one day before president trump leaves office already there are calls on president elect joe biden to reverse the decision along with the warning that by that time damage will already have been done christine salumi al jazeera the united nations will root is the yemen deputy country director for action against hunger she says the u.s. decision will make the situation in yemen catastrophic yemen is already one of the most complex and difficult operating environment for humanitarians in the world and what this is going to do is take a hard situation and make it effectively impossible. we work with
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action against hunger through lots of health facilities delivering primary health care as well as nutrition services and every single health facility in the country is government run so when you remove our ability to work with the government we can't deliver those life saving services is we're talking about importation of essential supplies of food a fuel of medicine if we can't bring supplies in there's not very much that humanitarians can do on a.c.f. and other humanitarian actors are trying to put in place contingency plans to make sure that lifesaving aid can continue to be delivered but all of these are just bandaids if if these measures go through people will die people will big killed by politics by this decision and that is not something that can be overstated and that's not something that can be prevented by strategic planning or stockpiling
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. more than 2000 police and soldiers along its border with honduras the group of migrants is heading its way hoping to make it to the u.s. to a warmer welcome to the part of ministration drive home a possible. a couple of 100 people gathered in some pedro sula honduras in the early hours of thursday morning to start their journey to an improbable destination the united states. it's a far cry from the thousands in the caravans of 201819 who hoped that by sheer force of numbers they could make it to their promise land. but the last one didn't get further than guatemala and this time to the country is deploying security forces and demanding covert tests from anyone wanting to cross the enemy you want to bring up papers supposedly what they've asked us to bring they asked for the
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covert 19 test and have all the paperwork in order even if they make it further up the route the mets computers equally tough. so why try a tool. the answer for many is that they're desperate after a double whammy of tropical storms in november many people have been left with next to nothing but a middle of the 1st the pandemic then the 2 downpours that left us in crisis and i think that because my child is disabled we can get through if god wants us to they may also hope that in coming u.s. president joe biden will be more sympathetic to them than donald trump but biden's team is reportedly already wary of encouraging any rush on the border the many of these people the trip will surely end where it began back in honduras john heilemann al-jazeera. hundreds of families in refugee camps in bangladesh have been left without shelter after a fire raged through a district in cox's bazaar the blaze destroyed more than 500 homes on thursday no casualties been reported many of the refugees there are rushing to muslims who fled
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from ongoing violence and persecution at the hands of me and miles army. well being counted in uganda is closely contested election with the final results expected on saturday supporters of opposition candidate bobby wine gathered at polling stations to watch ballots being cast because of fears of fraud one wants to end present needs a 35 years in power katherine saw how small from the capital kampala voting in some polling stations started late because of delays in the delivery of materials at this station on the outskirts of kampala people waited patiently for an hour before they could cast their ballots one thing we had disappointed when they were the government has handed the whole versus the internet is going to acting and everything is there when president yoweri was 70 voted in western uganda has previously won some opposition politicians and electoral commission officials
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against what he described as attempts to rig the election. some opposition leaders including the wind his strongest challenger have sent the same message weiner arrived at his polling station to an enthusiastic crowd and later arched them to stay on polling stations to monitor the process and got their votes many voters here say they just want a leadership that is going to provide them with the basics jobs lower taxes for small business owners a reasonable education for their children and this issues have been overshadowed by pre-election violence we've seen in the last few months police crackdown on opposition leaders and their supporters as well as path anality politics. moreno bow our fast and spare parts is disappointed that what matters to her was not well addressed in the election campaigns anymore young people are not employed many are
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forced to travel abroad to get jobs that have no dignity they must trace it but they desperate that needs to change the name of the policing of their actions on political analysts kind of its could not properly sell their vision to voters the issues in uganda are not about ideologies the issues in uganda today are not about . the issues in uganda are about political disagreement. with there should be a change. of. their lector a commission says final results will be declared on saturday. the u.s. the european union and civil society groups have already said the process has been tainted and lots transparency and accountability many ugandans fear there could be violence if the results are contested catherine saw al jazeera kampala.
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tunisians have been marking the 10th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew a longtime dictator's anal aberdeen been early and forced him into exile sparked protests across much of the arab world the uprising was sparked in december 2010 went to knitting and street vendor made a busy set fire to himself people took to the streets over living standards and unemployment the violent response by police led to riots and it was dubbed the jasmine revolution. in january 2011 president ben ali resigned after 23 years in power and fled to saudi arabia elections were then held in october and the previously banned and had a party won the majority vote the following year ben ali was sentenced in absentia to life in prison for inciting violence and murder then in 2015 a group of civil society members won the nobel peace prize for its contribution to building a pluralistic democracy. early this is editor in chief of the tunisian news and
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analysis website. he explains how the country has changed since the uprising. sensibly cobe it was that the reason why the government announced a 4 day lockdown although the state's scientific committee has said that 4 days but they wouldn't do anything and we've actually seen and the space where people protested 10 years ago downtown tourists empty today you know that was the place where people really rejected a police state where security forces fired on them in this fight that the revolution succeeded and today they were really prevented from from entering that space so in some ways people were talking about the big counter-revolutionary atmosphere today on this day 10 years later and that really sums up where it has has come to at this point you know it's difficult to say where the gains of the revolution have been there have been free and fair elections there's been a new constitution which many people have praised for really securing new rights new personal freedoms but at the same time we've seen those elections the turnout
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has gone down every time they've had elections as people really start to feel disillusioned with whether these elections or whether the politics this can actually respond to people's up political economic and social needs we have to remember as well that aside from the current health crisis that we're seeing in tunisia there's also an economic crisis an economic malaise that's been going on for the last several years there's been an i.m.f. program in place the loan program which has included a lot of austerity measures including freezing public sector hiring most crucially today in the health ministry you often see doctors who end up going abroad and you see other people really you can even lower cost as well trying to leave saying they don't feel like there's enough economic opportunity here. food and wine produced legal israeli settlements in the occupied west bank will soon be available in the united arab emirates the 2 countries agreed to normalize relations last year angering palestinians a morality all thought he's haven't said if label showing the origins of circle of
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products will be compulsory as they are in the european union it's very exciting for them to feel the peace process it's like be a part of it when you see it in the. drink as to how it's to be a part of these to really get by on it at a level like here were to calibrate your heart to see your muslim brothers in the u.a.e. support your enemy at your expense this is not logic and it is not what god wants. you want your preserve me still rather remind of our top stories the health system in the brazilian state of amazonas is at the point of collapse because of a surge in coronavirus and sanctions spittles in the state capital man else are running out of beds and oxygen intensive care ward are so full that dozens of patients are being airlifted to other states.


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