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we're really interested in taking you in feel a place that you might not visit otherwise and to actually feel as if you were there. on high alert in washington d.c. after threats of a repeat of the capitol attack ahead of joe biden's innovation. hello i'm daryn jordan this is out to 0 live from doha also coming up russian opposition leader alexina valmy is arrested on a rival from germany after recovering from a poison attack. brazil rolls out its coronavirus inoculation campaign after approving 2 vaccines for emergency use. and a discovery that could help rewrite egypt's ancient history archeologists find
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coffins and artifacts dating back more than 3000 years. washington d.c. is almost closed off with unprecedented levels of security ahead of the inauguration of president elect joe biden defense officials have told the associated press news agency they fear possible inside attacks during the inauguration will have national guard troops vetted well roads around the capitol building have been blocked with barricades and metal fence is there are fears of more violence by supporters of the outgoing president donald trump following an insurrection that left 5 people dead. i'm not i'm not only concerned about their state capitals i'm also concerned about other parts of washington d.c. and what you're showing is really the federal enclave of washington d.c. now where the 700000 of us live so our police department working with
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our federal law enforcement partners and the united states army quite frankly are so has a plan to hit if we have any attacks in our neighborhoods well other states are also seeing heightened security governors of rolled out a show of force to counter the threat of right wing extremist groups but joe biden is facing more challenges than just a deeply divided nation he's proposed a stimulus plan to help americans struggling in a pandemic battered economy well more on that later but 1st a country on edge john hendren reports on the extraordinary levels of security from washington. the u.s. capitol is surrounded by sirens steel and soldiers in a military occupation never before seen in the american capital 25000 national guard troops secure the national mall that's twice the number here after the 1968 assassination of martin luther king jr and then there are the thousands of u.s.
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capitol police city police f.b.i. border patrol and others. the mob assault on the capitol on january 6th shown here in a video released sunday by the new yorker magazine has left a city and a nation grappling with the aftermath of an insurrection fearing another possible assault on democracy and traumatized. i think. joe biden's january 20th inauguration comes with crowds reduced by the pandemic on ground trampled by a riot under the shadow of his predecessors 2nd impeachment. pennsylvania avenue is usually one of the busiest thoroughfares in washington d.c. now it is the center of a green zone a security area that stretches 3 kilometers from capitol hill behind me to the potomac river this is now a city in lockdown. everyone entering the largest secure
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a zone in presidential inauguration history is screened for weapons inside fences upon fences steel steel just as it seemed the center of the city was entirely barricaded workers bring in still more fortifications every manhole cover is sealed against threats from below now this city's most iconic street is a park for runners. and pedestrians enduring a historic. i don't know what. so. i couldn't go. i think there are doubt that i could walk this way. across the u.s. the f.b.i. warns of possible protests outside all 50 state capitals following the armed invasion in april of the michigan state house. as federal agents scour the country for those who invaded the houses of congress arresting this nashville tennessee man
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on sunday the u.s. prepares for what most americans hope will be a peaceful handover of government power even as it braces for another assault john hendren al jazeera washington. joins us live now from washington d.c. reports that members of the national god security vetted that's very worrying what more can you tell us. well we've been told constantly actually from national guard leadership vats members of the national guard are routinely vetted for any potential dangers in that backgrounds and he links to extremism and so on the new development that we've had just in the last few minutes that been reported is that the f.b.i. is now getting involved it's not just the national guard relying on its usual mechanisms to ensure that those within the service radicalized in some way some ways the reports we've got now is the f.b.i.
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is also taking a look at the some $25000.00 troops who may be deployed in the capital by wednesday that's 2 and a half times more than normal inaugurations that's the new bit so the f.b.i. apparently has been doing this according to the associated press at least and this is the good announcement is new but a part of the f.b.i. has been conducting these background these background checks on the national guard members since they began deploying to the capitol a week ago and clearly 25000 people that's a lot of background checks but all they're doing basically day is running these names through f.b.i. databases checking for any any red flags and he connections to extremist groups or militia groups or the extreme right wing or indeed or watch lists and things like that so that's basically all of this a running through these names through the f.b.i. computers now and not just relying on the national guard because in the words of the report that initially got everyone's antenna up of the fears of an insider
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threats on inauguration day you're saying extremely tight security in washington d.c. where you are what's the picture across the rest of the country. i think as you were reporting earlier there was a lot of tension particularly today because on the social media while the far right had access to some of the social media that they no longer have access to they have long been suggestions that sunday would be a day for a nationwide mobilization in all 50 states off the sort of groups that we saw in the capital and on capitol hill on january the 6th that has not transpired i think everyone's rather relieved right now in the areas where there were shows of support for the right wing the militias came out or whatever it was very very small numbers vasili outnumbered by the media and by state authorities so that did not transpire but 50 you know they were expecting there's a possibility at least of of demonstration in 50 states several states i think that
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19 states now have called up the national guard for extra protection this week so there's still that fear of what's happening in a cause even if nothing does happen that's psychological toll of psychological impact of what these militias might be capable off is very damaging to our right to have a town in washington d.c. should have thank you. for mike pence has thank troops who recently returned from afghanistan in what was one of his final engagements as u.s. vice president he and his wife visited fort drum to pay tribute to members of the 1st brigade washington struck a deal with the taliban last year to begin withdrawing its military in return for security guarantees and peace talks with the afghan government. and he's in guatemala have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of honduran migrants trying to cross into the u.s. security forces surrounded the group on a highway in vital hondo near the border with one tourists some were arrested as they tried to break through
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a police blockade and head for mexico john heilemann have more now from mexico city . a confrontation between guatemalan security theses thousands of people from home brewers trying to cross the country and eventually reach the u.s. . that's a tear gas canister. this 6000 people are traveling up to modern authorities estimate that makes this one of the biggest caravans from honduras since they began in 2018 it was the police tried to stop them on the border. authorities said they wouldn't let anyone him without a code test all the right papers they called this a danger to a country already struggling with the pun demi. but they got through these people are desperate to know if my goal is to reach the united states why because of the level of crime that we have in this country because of the lack of work the lack of education because of extreme poverty. and duress was already one of the poorest the
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most violent countries in latin america but 1st the pandemic and then 2 massive storms in november have made things worse. there are also traveling at a moment when joe biden is about to be inaugurated as the new u.s. president many see him as more sympathetic with soil and see with the acting customs and border protection she really told these people not to waste their time and money on the trip he says any change of administration makes no difference to the rule of law i even doubt mrs didn't get to them or more likely they're too desperate to listen john home now does it. china's economic recovery has beaten expectations in the 4th quarter the g.d.p. grew by 2.3 percent making china the only major economy in the world to avoid a contraction last year despite a coronavirus pandemic the 1st global case of code 19 was detected in the city of last december. break here now to 0 when we come back norwegian health officials
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revised code that 19 vaccination guidelines are some elderly patients with serious health conditions die after getting their 1st dose. and uganda's opposition has a legal challenge over its presidential election as pop star turned candidate bobby wine says he's under house arrest more than senate. the blizzards have ceased now but the winter storms rolling through the east and we left behind fairly cold but not exceedingly cold weather throughout the rest of the u.s. many states will see cloud a little bit snows like these through the rockies it's been particularly warm in los angeles and san diego up to 31 a couple of days goes cool down a little bit but there will be a change in type i think los angeles for example may well see these santa ana winds developing there those could be dangerous because is it is dry in california and
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fires have not entirely disappeared so there is a risk but this particular wind is associated with a low pressure area off the coast that might well be the rather more showers in the mix otherwise nothing much to talk about for the immediate future southall that we've seen significant rain in honduras recently it is more to come on monday then it goes around the corner to nicaragua otherwise standard fare for this time the a quite pleasant weather sarah carob it is dry in most of colombia venezuela right is potentially their western side of colombia but look at this this mass in bolivia that's all part of a system has just come up from the south he's given evidence of dropping 140 millimeters in one shower so for bolivia that is potentially flash flood territory once again. the. divorce rates. in taiwan are soaring and as
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a marriage consultant helen knows this only too well. but as the 60th wedding anniversary approaches her own parents are looking moons rather than arms to look out to go to. canada or to laugh and professional expertise make them see eye to eye. my find out my mother part of the viewfinder asia series on al-jazeera. the. quarterback a program out of our top stories here at this hour washington d.c. remains locked down with unprecedented security ahead of the inauguration of
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president elect joe biden a military green zone has been established 125000 national guard troops the thing to forward. defense officials have told the associated press news agency they fear possible insider attacks at the inauguration and we'll have national guard troops vetted. for your sect of state might pump aoe as join the e.u. in calling for the immediate release of alexina valmy the russian opposition leader got as far as possible control when he was detained at moscow's airport you spent the past 5 months in germany after being poisoned in an attack he says was ordered by president vladimir putin where we challenge reports. it's a particular type of person to survive a probable state sanctioned poisoning and then returned to the country you believe tried to kill you a country where you face imminent arrest. never gave the slightest suggestion he would do anything else following months of recuperation in germany alexei and wife
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yulia took their seats on a moscow bound plane from berlin. with him and the only boy bring us a little vodka we're flying home says yulia quoting a much loved russian gangster movie it's another alley hole mark that he and his family make light of the many dangers they face and what he faced was jail on arrival he violated his suspended sentence by leaving russia to receive life saving treatment he makes the choice is a brave man because he always pretended he's a brave man who. has no fear before that gorgeous he has it's no fear of welton he has no fear of law and order machine now it's the time to prove. prove these claims. and show the deeds that's why if he states brought.
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well he diminishes exclaim so being well number one and ray for position at the airport where he was due to land police detained members of his team and threw supporters out around his plane was then diverted to another moscow airport away from the crowds after landing he spoke to the journalists who travelled with him. i am not afraid i feel ok walking free immigration i want politicians go home because i know that i am right and i don't need a criminal case against him he had been fortunate to be scary story that they had tried to scare me wave it is not only the truth by my side but also to quote. butt out passport control after a goodbye kiss with his wife police led novelli away the kremlin denies the f.s.b. had any role in last year's novacek poisoning that nearly kills the opposition leader but now it seems likely russia will jail no brownie for surviving it rory chalons al-jazeera well let's bring in the bush of sky ash is
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a senior fellow at the washington institute for near east policy and joins us via skype from washington d.c. so u.s. secretary state might pompei or has condemned the arrest of alexina valley what do you make of pompei as a response and is it likely to make any difference in moscow in the dying days of the trump administration. it's hard to tell i mean look as it as you said these are the last days the dying days of the administration the real question is what will the biden administration do once it takes over in days from now in just a few days from now and that in and of itself remains unclear we don't fully know what but what type of policy by aims to pursue towards russia and the fact of the matter is putin always tests for an international response and if there's no strong pushback. he really interprets that as a signal to continue and that's an important point to make because president trump
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had a very cozy relationship with president putin and there was a response from the kremlin we know when joe biden won is moscow bracing itself then for more confrontational relationship with washington. while out to be perfectly frank i think the kremlin expected a difficult relationship with washington no matter who was going to be in the white house and i think that i think they're quite prepared for that the question is what will the by the administration do beyond the usual methods which seen a lot of sanctions in recent years and unfortunately while they've caused a lot of pain they have not fundamentally changed the kremlin's behavior will they fight that ministration go a little bit further will it go firmly for example after north string to a very important russian energy project in germany that's really more about geopolitics than economics you know so what will be the steps beyond sanctions and
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that really remains an unanswered question yeah and president elect biden supports a strong nato alliance whereas trump undermined and undervalued nato which i guess played into putin's hands do you see biden taking any steps to repair relations with european allies and reinvigorating nato. i think biden will probably try to take steps in that direction we certainly need to repair our relationships with our allies that the deeper question however is that that the transatlantic relationships have had a lot of problems before it trump trump and certainly exacerbated some of these some of these tensions but the underlying issues will remain in place they were in in there before and they will continue after and so the question is will the biden ministration to tackle these deeper underlying issues and a bunch of sky i thank you for talking to al-jazeera thank you thanks for having us .
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now the emergency approval of 2 vaccines has brought some hope to brazil the country with the 2nd most covered 9000 deaths worldwide mass distribution of the chinese made sign of back on the british oxford astra zeneca jobs will soon begin but in my mouse the gateway to the amazon rainforest people are more worried about surviving until the doses reach the remote areas of latin america's largest country for. after months of political infighting the 1st brazilian was vaccinated today symbolic. but the round of applause in brazil's richest city was a far cry from the reality of man hours more than 3000 kilometers in the capital of the amazon a state a new strain of the corona virus is still spreading infections like wildfire and. many here barely make it to a hospital and those who do have few guarantees they'll get out alive nearly 38 has
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just lost the 3rd person in her family on the night then. i cannot understand how the government let me now screech this point they're killing us the strong our family my brother in law died because there was a shortage of oxygen we bought a cylinder but it was too late. not far from the hospital others are racing against time. these men have spent the morning rushing from one oxygen supply or 20 other to fill up their metal cylinders the federal government brazilian states and even neighboring venezuela have sent supplies to my mouse but it hasn't been enough. has been standing in line for his son cole who suffocating in the hospital in one week he had to cardiac arrests. it's ironic everybody says the amazon rain forest
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is the world's green line. and yet people here are dying from lack of oxygen like a war zone and report of my now time seems to have stopped instead of oxygen cylinders bananas are unloaded from the boat to be sold on the market but the river which could be a lifeline is also an obstacle to fighting the pandemic minnows is the gateway to the amazon forest it's surrounded by water which makes the logistics of bringing anything here like oxygen cylinders or vaccines very difficult you can reach the capital of the amazon a state by plane or by boat but there's some of the edges here behind me which are hours and hours 7 away by boat and that's the only means that you can reach them and i know every boat like this one is strong enough to carry supplies. here the vaccines which will be distributed throughout brazil are still
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a promise for the future in the meantime people are just trying to survive. and not give. my mouse. annoyed as warm that vaccinating elderly people with very serious underlying health conditions may be unsafe not solved at least 23 people died after getting the fires a biotech vaccine doesn't best go to 13 of the deaths and has concluded that there may be a link health officials say they suffered side effects including fevers and vomiting which may have contributed to their deaths they were devising doctors to carry out extra checks for very frail patients but they're also emphasizing the safety of vaccines well john moore is a vaccine research at whale cornell med school he says the cases in norway should not make people nervous about taking the vaccine. it's a very unusual circumstances most recipients. are extremely frail nursing home. residents who in some cases you know the it there are very
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very few there are no reports of any sex some are happening in the usa 'd luckily there are no reports and. so these are if these are facts only. a school place amid should all make us take needs vaccines that we. so far given to tens of billions of people. without 'd this kind of a site that it's. i see lurid toppling sample stories it's always that thing on the opposite backs big or over this trying to use it to poison the public's mind about the safety aspects but again it's. so it deserves to be looked at this before we go look or. recommendations change stuff so well one in a 1000000 of facts. and if you have you know
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a 1000000 of 100000000. hits so it's all side effects but you know i would take my chances on a 1w1cw side effect given the west south of of acquiring such things over this already well it's a worse. uganda's opposition party says it will challenge the presidential election results in court president you are in the 70 has won a 6 term in office his main opponent pop star turned politician bobby wine has dismissed the outcome as for talent priyanka gupta reports. and you're not too manya can barely walk without support the campaign coordinator of uganda's opposition leader bobby wine says he was beaten and tortured by the police. that feared. i had been connected to the. bio korean what do i was shocked i his allegations come
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a day after uganda long time president u.a.d. who surveyed he was handed a 6 term in office extending his room to 40 years his rival bobby wine remains at home tightly guarded by soldiers outside winds party the national unity platform says he's under house arrest but they're determined to challenge the outcome of those days fault we're here to formally country but in your p reject we are now through out of the election. the last announced yesterday by the e.c. do not in any way relate to the british election would you but spitted as a party. preston was severely insists the vote was fair despite a crackdown on opposition candidates and internet shutdown and a growing international concern about the validity of the election for now uganda remains on edge with many calling for calm and an end to political upheaval there's
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no hope for the best. in this country but that may not be easy the 76 year old president faces an undeterred opposition bolstered by young ugandans fed up with high levels of unemployment corruption and growing increasingly impatient with the old political order. demonstrations have continued into musea just days after the 10th anniversary of the toppling of presidents and a lot of the in ben ali for the 2nd day there's been fighting between police and protesters in several major cities including the capital people are angry about the country's economic crisis and poor public services the police have arrested 240 people most of those teenagers. egypt has announced another major archeological discovery unearthing a treasure trove of coffins and burial artifacts more than 3000 years old they've
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been found in the remains of the ancient city of memphis a unesco world heritage site south of the capital cairo reports. in the shadow of the state pyramid the oldest in egypt lies a trove of traces and. archaeologists have been digging here since 2007. they found a pyramid for a queen but didn't know her name and who now the most important thing that we found with them build a pyramid of a queen. and name and you name of a queen. she was the wife of the king and this was at a small part about the king tapes he was the 1st pharaoh of the 6th in a city more than 4000 years ago. the discovery happened at the succumb or a vast symmetry of the ancient egyptian capital of memphis and you know school will here is huge site archaeologists uncovered $22.00 shops food with dozens of trees
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shoes they found 54 coffins some more than 3000. we extract the coffins and the most important thing in extracting coffins is to study them in order to add a new piece of information to egypt's ancient history we had linguistic information or something about how the coffins were made even restoration absent from asian. how the colors are made and whatnot hidden 10 meters underground now these artifacts have been unearthed archaeologists can piece together a more complete picture of the ancient civilization we found measuring statutes we found games that they played with held many unique artifacts such as an x. blowed to a soldier all this discovery will rewrite the history of support in the new kingdom
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excavations are continuing with only 30 percent of the site on earth the search for artifacts has been stepped up for the upcoming opening of the grander gyptian museum at the giza pyramids egypt relying on its past to breathe new life into a tourism industry disseminated by the coded 19 pandemic china ballasts which is era. time for a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera washington d.c. remains locked down with unprecedented security had at the inauguration of president elect joe biden a military green zones been established on 25000 national guard troops are being deployed. defense officials have told the associated press news agency that a possible inside attack at the inauguration of national guard troops that it the army says is no place for extremism in the military and it's working with the secret service to determine which service members at the inauguration require
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additional background screening jabatan see has more from washington d.c. .


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