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protecting human. face. 'd 'd the so. should we think it was. a cry for help hospitals in brazil's amazon or state of running out of oxygen and struggling to cope as they try to contain cope with 90. alarms the whole robin you want your al-jazeera life my headquarters here in doha are also coming up wasting no time u.s. president elect joe biden lays out a $1.00 trillion dollars burgess the relief plan. also indonesia's warning that strong aftershocks on the island of silly ways it could trigger a tsunami after
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a $6.00 magnitude quake. and north korea touts a new ballistic missile during a military parade something a message of strength to the united states. welcome to the program the health system in the brazilian state of them as onus is at the point of collapse because of a surge in corona virus infections and it's feared a new variant of the virus originally detected in the state capital mouse could be more contagious it's probably did the united kingdom to ban travel from every country in south america as well as portugal because of its strong links with brazil. reports now from rio de janeiro. my nose was already in chaos with no room to bury the dead lord treat the sick. now hospitals in the largest city of the brazilian amazon have simply run out of oxygen to save who with
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$900.00 patients doctors are using morphine to ease their pain while desperate health workers have taken to social media to raise the alarm simple as meter cardboard so you need to have some people run out of oxygen in an entire health care unit there are a lot of people dying if anyone has any oxygen available piece into to us piece and this video to everyone peace. of police is one of many good was we only have 3 oxygen cylinders left we're having to use the one in the ambulance. this health care unit 5 patients are taking turns to brief i estimate. doctors don't know what else to do it's a calamity. human rights watch blaine's the government for the health crisis. most of us in our open politics at the forefront of health recommendations and even tried to sabotage the measures taken by governors of different states of brazil to
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contain the disease. also now those political rivals some polls governor. says he will not wait for the federal government to solve the crisis he has been working with china to test its corona back vaccine and his promise to start an occupation is in his state on january 25th brazil for health minister says the country will start mass or not collations next week but so far the brazilian regulatory agency under has not approved any vaccine in rio de janeiro for hospitals are also on the brink of collapse people are hopeful the government will finally bring the pandemic under control. well i think we should already be vaccinating people the government should have had a vaccination calendar by now or an awareness campaign to educate people on the importance of a vaccine instead we have a president who downplayed and politicize the virus saying he will not be
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vaccinated. while the government has been dragging its feet the virus has been spreading fast claiming more than 200000 lives and the situation is only deteriorating all brazil of waits for vaccine monica innocuous i'll just sirrah rio de janeiro u.s. president elect joe biden has unveiled a 1.9 trillion dollar relief plan for the battered american economy tames to get financial help on the current virus vaccines to as many people as possible buns in congress to approve it as soon as he's sworn into office the tasha going to report from wilmington delaware. a short drive from where president elect joe biden announced his so-called american rescue plan we met william tolson he just picked up 2 bags of donated food from a church food pantry he's been unemployed for 6 months and is hoping the renewed promise of a bigger stimulus check doesn't evaporated we elect them to do
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a job that they dropped the ball i'm not going to blame it on public as a democrat i'm a lemming or everybody because that's the group just supposed to come together and do what's best for you and i. on thursday biden announced his $1.00 trillion dollars strategy he says the american economy can't be revived without combat in covert 19 is the 1st of what he calls a 2 step rescue and recovery plan in the middle of a once in several generations economic crisis with a once in several generations public health crisis. the crisis of deep human suffering is in plain sight and there's no time to waste. biden's proposal includes $1400.00 stimulus checks for those in need funding for a national code 19 vaccination program and increase testing with
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a focus on reopening schools and creating a public health workforce with 100000 jobs biden also wants to provide money to combat hunger in america struggling public transit systems and small businesses there are 10000000 fewer jobs in the united states than there were before the pandemic some economists say without a major injection of capital millions of americans will remain unemployed but there is some concern among lawmakers about the plans price tag when there is already a more than $3.00 trillion dollar deficit the largest since world war 2 tolson is optimistic biden can unify the country and resuscitate the economy as americans it's what we do tough times we come together as we should biden warns we are in a race against time millions of struggling americans are now counting on the
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democratic controlled congress to act quickly natasha going to al-jazeera wilmington delaware. an earthquake on the indonesian island of so the way z. has killed at least 8 people unfolds thousands to flee their homes the shallow $6.00 magnitude tremor struck early on friday rescue operations are underway to save people trapped in a number of collapsed buildings including a hospital civil defense authorities are warning strong aftershocks could trigger a tsunami well just squashed joins me now live from jakarta and jessica really the news is sketchy as details of the affected areas sort of comes to the authorities what do we know about the affected zones. also hell that's right this is still a developing situation communication lines in the affected areas are still down result disaster relief crews are attempting to reach these affected areas but all being hampered by roadblocks caused by landslides
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a let me just tell you what we have heard from authorities so far the 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the city of janay in west the way see that city is home to around 150000 people at least 10 percent of the population 15000 people have been displaced and are in the emergency evacuation centers we know that 8 people imagine a are confirmed dead and at least 600 injured in the nearby city of bomb a jew we know that this city has also been hit hard a hospital a hotel and the governor's office have been severely damaged and local media reporting that at least 4 people are trapped under the debris of that hospital including 2 nurses one patient and a relative of that patient now yesterday afternoon there was a magnitude 5.9 earthquake that hit the island of sulawesi and since then there have been at least 26 aftershocks authorities here are warning of the possibility
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of further strong aftershocks and of course we'll come back. for updates throughout the day with you jessica jessica washington our correspondent in jakarta. north korea has unveiled what it says are new submarine launch ballistic missiles at a military parade in pyongyang kim jong un to expand his country's nuclear arsenal he also described the u.s. as north korea's biggest enemy rob mcbride is in seoul in south korea with more on the message behind this new military display. this does seem to be a departure by north korea for the past few years there's been very little evidence of 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 of the display of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile according to the north koreans
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which he hadn't seen before and also an s.l.b.m. one of these submarine launched ballistic missiles now in this latest parade this is according to the north koreans an updated version on that new s.l.b.m. so this is of a concern to 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 it's 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
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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 well still ahead here on al-jazeera the u.s. refuses to reverse its decision today will yemen's who these a terrorist group sponsor warning it'll be a death sentence for. hundreds of asylum seekers for new migrant kind of runs in honduras to pursue the american dream those stories after the break. we've had flash flooding the america and i think we've got a potential for friday that still a week line of showers runs across through riyadh towards bahrain maybe produce a share in qatar as well but nothing substantial mostly it's
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a quiet period fairly obviously this is where the active weather is once more cold air coming out of eastern europe will into stormy weather through the gene to the east and met so strong winds thunderstorms misuse right with some hail will likely be on syria in cyprus and the levant with a high ground of turkey cold enough to see yet more snow keeping temperatures lower than about 2 degrees the max in istanbul beirut hangs on to 15 don't think you'll find it and there will be snow on the high ground inland quite easily then through the quite a bit down to the more active weather but the opposite season the summer rains really have been quite spectacular in some parts of africa namibia is the case in point because in botswana in zimbabwe look at the size cape town down to 24 degrees is the showers replace the warm or hot sunshine all the really active weather of trying to form over the water but over land there will see are going to be daily thunderstorms and yes just in the maybe tis the wet season a moment but they're also focusing further east in zimbabwe and
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talk about your job as a with me said holroyd a reminder of our top stories the health system in the brazilian state of arizona says at the point of collapse because of a surge in corona virus infections hospitals and state capital but ause are running out of beds and oxygen a powerful earthquake on the indonesian island of silly way z. has killed at least 8 people and forced thousands to flee their homes rescue operations are underway to save people trapped in a number of collapsed buildings including a hospital. and u.s. president elect joe biden has unveiled a $1.00 trillion dollars relief plan to help the economy fight covert 90 i would include of more than $400000000000.00 to boost the response to create a virus and speed up the vaccine rollout. 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 armed protests on several social media
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platforms vice president mike pence has pledged to ensure a safe transition of power as security is stepped up in the capital mike hanna reports now from washington d.c. . it looks like a capital under siege fences topped with razor wire have been erected around the nation seat of government ever increasing numbers of soldiers are being deployed security officials saying that some 20000 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 i encourage you to
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convey to all of the members of your teams to continue to lean forward to ensure that we achieve a just that but he heard a bleak assessment from the director of the f.b.i. we're concerned about the potential for violence at multiple protests rallies planned here in d.c. and it's the capital believes 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 terrorist threats might 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 their routines or continue to get body armor as yet another ominous evening fell the vice president thank some of the
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national god that have been deployed to the nation's capital on a scale not seen since the civil war. michael. washington. now the u.s. has rejected calls to reverse its decision to designate yemen's who the rebels a terrorist group the u.n. wald's the move could result in a large scale famine secretary of state might pompei it says these must be held accountable for what he calls terrorist acts kristen salumi reports from the united nations. it was a brutal attack on aiden'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
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according to martin gryphus the united nations special envoy who recently visited the country we fear my mission there will be inevitably a chilling effect of my efforts to bring the parties together even worse according to the u.n. 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 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 heads 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 hundreds of thousands if not millions of innocent
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people in yemen. quite frankly it needs to be reversed the united states has promised to work with the aid 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 their views their concerns are informing how we approach that designation implementation and we are listening we do believe that this step is the right move 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 the eaves office already there are calls on president elect joe biden to reverse the decision along with the warning that by
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that time damage will already have been done kristen salumi al-jazeera the united nations will iraq is the 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 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
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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 be 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 . stationed more than 2000 police and soldiers along its border with honduras now a group of migrants is heading that way hoping to reach the u.s. and the warmer welcome under the by the ministration john heilemann has. 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
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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 code vitesse from anyone wanting to cross. you want to bring up papers supposedly what they've asked us to bring they asked for the covert 19 test and have all the paperwork in order even if they make it further up the route the mits 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 up on 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
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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 sort through a district in cox's bazaar the blaze destroyed more than 500 homes on thursday no casualties have been reported many of the refugees are running of muslims who fled violence and persecution and me and miles army. are being counted in uganda's closely contested election supporters of opposition candidate bobby wine gathered at polling stations to watch ballots being cast because of fears of fraud one wants to end the present yarima seventies 35 years in power katherine saw reports from the capital kampala voting in some polling stations started late because of delays in the delivery of 14 materials at this station on the outskirts of kampala people
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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 verses you know that the internet is going to working and everything is down presidential where it was 70 voted in western uganda has previously wants some opposition politicians and electoral commission officials against what he described as attempts to rig the election. some opposition leaders including the wind his strongest challenger have sent the same message wiener arrived at his polling station to an enthusiastic crowd and later arched them to stay on polling stations to monitor the process and guard their votes many voters here 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
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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. maureen. spare parts is disappointed that what matters to her was not well addressed in the election campaigns we're talking many more young people are not employed many are forced to travel abroad to get jobs that have no dignity they must trace it but they desperate that needs to change the dynamic of the policing of the elections on political analysts a kind of it's could not properly sell their vision to voters the issues in uganda are not about ideology the issues in uganda today about. the issues in uganda are about political disagreement. with should we change. their lector a commission says final results will be declared on saturday. the u.s.
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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 soy al jazeera kampala. tunisians have been marking the 10th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew dictators in l.a. but even then early and forced him into exile it's what protests across much of the arab world the uprising was sparked in december 2010 went in the street vendor mohammed bouazizi set himself on fire people took to the streets over a 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
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to life in prison for inciting violence and murder and then in 2015 a group of civil society members won the nobel peace prize for its contribution to building a pluralistic democracy for the elderly it is a is the editor in chief of the tunisian news and analysis website misfile 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 in 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
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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 craze for really securing new rights new personal freedoms but at the same time we've seen those elections the turnout 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
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don't feel like there's enough economic opportunity here. food and wine producers illegal 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 authorities haven't said if label showing the origins of settler 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 listen to our it's to be a part of these 3 again. hard 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 but parts of siberia are experiencing of the longest cold spell in 14 years temperatures in the region dipped below minus 40 degrees celsius more than
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a month ago but the next yury could fall below minus 50 this weekend schools have been closed until the warmer weather appears. because you can follow all of those stories on our website on syria dot com course we'll have more on that story from north korea and north for you this hour. your child is there with me the whole run a reminder of our top stories the health system in the brazilian state of amazonas is at the point of collapse because of a surge in corona virus infections hospitals in the state capital now saw running out of beds and oxygen intensive care ward to so full that dozens of patients are being airlift.

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