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hello clog, this is out 0 life and her also coming up. you as president joe biden arrives in japan, the next op on an asian trip overshadowed by the threat of more north korean weapons . tesh. newest trailing prime minister, anti albin, easy is among believe is joe biden, is set to meet in tokyo during the so called court to summit class. businesses forced to close and markets empties inflation and drought combined to track down kenya's economy. ah, so heavy rain has brought devastating flooding to parts of india and bangladesh. 800000 people are displaced and at least 14 killed in india's awesome state. more in that shortly after we go to neighboring bangladesh,
where india's flood waters are spilling over, forcing more than 2000000 people from their homes. their hunting begins our coverage. this highway was one of the only things that didn't flood here in northeastern bangladesh. heavy rains combined with overflowing rivers. inundated this town, i saw one another. all my furniture is ruined. the entire house is under throat level water locking up on it. a major embankment on the butter river has also breached affecting at least a 100 villages. irritated well, i've seen a huge flood in 2004, but this time it's even bigger, more serious, big book, an estimated to 1000000 people are displaced with their homes damaged or destroyed like we've been in this farming community. men and women are trying to save the harvest. they have left drying their crops along highways. but they said we got
them in the way angie ah, buggy hear that, maria. and every night, i only managed to harvest one 3rd of my party from underneath the water to live. the rest was washed away and it's been 2 weeks since there was any sun. excessive rain has devastated whatever i managed to collect. i can't dry this off. it's rotting, i'm a polled only than the eval on the many parts of bangladesh are prone to flooding with about a 5th of the countries submerged every year. but climate scientists say are warming world is making it more unpredictable. the monsoon season hasn't even started yet. lia harding al jazeera o a buddha, she the width through water several times a day to get essentials. his home has been flooded for days. he says he's tried getting help, but shelter as a fool, and his family is still waiting for government aid. it will put it in a hurry bullet, put her sending her wheel facing maybe differently. you can see for yourself the so
much water. we have no way to get out this barely enough food. we had some dice at home, but now that's also over hundreds of thousands of other people have been displaced by floods caused by heavy rains. in a psalm state in india, northeast nego district is the hardest hit. more than 300000 people have been affected. the water here comes from a nearby river that overflowed and its rockfish that some villagers are catching to eat. despite the rising water levels, many people are choosing to stay back, waiting for the time to time, so they can stop rebuilding. many people are being evacuated rafts like these have been crossing flooded roads and feels to rescue people stranded for days. what's any problem here or you're facing many problem. some people in my family are not keeping well, and i asked them to come with me, but they didn't want to leave and they wanted to stay at home. and i said,
the military is using aircraft and boats to help distribute aid. last blood wasn't bothering for the c v one actually after that the people just talk about that blood as it a highest one or the severity of the flood is, has our cause, death flood on. so now though danger level of evil here is $59.00 point ones. it all army does, but it is a cross good india level it, which is now 60.39 meters. although water levels are slowly receding, people already the monsoon season will begin in a few weeks and the rains are usually heavy and caused flooding. pardon him at the arches, eda nego district in northeast india. or let's take this home we can bring in a dr. muhammed to refuel is lam, he said, deputy chuck general of the bangladesh. red crescent society joins us from decker. dr. so just give us an overview if you would have the situation in bangladesh, how serious is it? it is
a bit critical. it has been because of this sudden what is a flash flooding? so that's basically how it is. so drinking water and food was the problem by the way. convinced needed. i'm not a doctor. right. so tell us more about the requirements that you're ever seeing. so actually the government is the food and also likelihood support at the same time. also what syndication and highs in facilities after the flogging that will be needed for helping direction and also shows that it could be feeding on what are the sort of situations always
present no end of challenges. what are the major hurdles that you have to try and negotiate they may hurdle for most of. busy the, again we're trying to put in the activities a problem, but this is a piece that we have in foster care up to basically we trained volunteers so that somehow helping us that we can reach be both. yeah. yeah, and it's not just an immediate needed. i mean, for like this and the destruction they cause said have an ongoing effects, you know, through the destruction of crops and so forth. yeah, that is a long term thing. actually, you know, the food, as i mentioned, this is the most need you think food and water right at the moment. but again,
it's been damaged. so we need for providing a support for longer instruction and the sued action we hearing about these kind of and more and more certainly we're reporting on the more frequently is that your sense to that you're having to deploy your emergency response more often these days if we have a disaster response team to lose the spot. we have a very strong one and also we have emergency, this one's water and family discount, this one. so on really they're deployed med fax machine to distribute the worker and also over 200 india the ball and get
the ball in the stand by stop and wish you luck with the challenge. ahead. don't appreciate your time. thanks very much. indeed. as a deputy secretary of the bank, does she red crescent? thank you very much. us president joe biden has landed in japan on the 2nd leg of his asian trip after leaving south korea as he was to reinforce partnerships in asia. biden will attend to summit for the quote, which is in alliance of the united states, japan, india, and australia. and their focus will be how to counter china's influence in the region. north korea is weapons tests are also high on the agenda. on fridays in take a tells us more about what's to be discussed. president joe biden comes to japan with a view to strength and ties with his very important ally in north east asia at a time when the united states and japan face a number of challenges on a number of different fronts. this is meant to send a message and to north korea at
a time of increased missile testing and speculation about a possible and nuclear test. it also is meant to send a very clear signal to bay ging about. it's increasing assertiveness in the asia pacific region and its territorial demands. that is something which is felt very keenly here in japan, which is in dispute with china, her over various territorial claims in the east china c, a with events in ukraine. i think it also sends a very strong message to russia as the united states is leading the international community and its condemnation are also in boycotts and sanctions. it is something which is supported by japan. and in fact, the u. s. has praised japan full rallying other countries in asia pacific to also condemn russia for its actions. all of these things will be discussed in the next couple of days. this central part of tokyo, the streets at the moment, are quiet this sunday. but there is a very, very strong police presence,
and in the next couple of days there will be all sorts of motor cade's back and forth to these meetings where all of these issues will be discuss, culminating in a meeting on tuesday of the so called quad security alliance of a japan united states, australia, and india. again, this loose alliance, which is meant to try to constrain china's diplomatic and military ambitions in asia. pacific australian prime minister, elect antony of uneasy will head to tokyo, not long after his swan in on monday, he is promising to reset relations with the world and sweep aside. what he says has been an ineffective australian response to climate change, or when he says labor party one saturday election, and he nearly 10 years of concert of government, he is projected to secure a slim majority in parliament. obviously the quad latest meeting is an absolute priority for strategy. and it is enables us to send a message to the world that way there is,
are trying to government. there will be some changes in policy, particularly with regard to climate change, you know, in guide. with the world on those issues. and i look forward to the meetings that have been organized, let's say now from sarah clark, who's reporting from sydney on the mood for political change. it's been a seismic shift in australian politics. the people have spoken and the key issues at this election were climate change, gender equity, and the cost of living. the coalition out and labor will form a majority. government i think is amazing and amazing, frustrated. and i think it's a welcome change. it's big time for too long since at least the last election, previously safe liberal fleet had been lost to a group of high profile. female candidates campaigned on climate change. now that when i pushed the government to reduce their emissions for the short term targets by 2030. yeah, i love to say that the independence, i think the real change and
a step forward and for the environment. been the same for the last have a long and i feel like maybe now it's time for us to do something different. and if we can get actual climate change, then that's going to be quite exciting. this newly elected government will hit the ground running on monday. anthony albany is even with morning as a so he 1st prime minister before i bought the floss to head to tokyo for the 1st international meeting. as prime minister, i carry up after the weather, afraid of what comes next. we hear from people sheltering in easton, ukrainian towns and weaving magic a fabric fit for royalty that is being revived in bangladesh. ice to a rep ah hello, the monsoon rains really are ramping up now across sir. parts of myanmar pushing
into we're thailand. seeing some very heavy rainfall here recently says just to the north west of bangkok, 176 millimeters of rainy. see where the heavy showers are across cambodia. pushing over toward sea are adamant. see at the eastern side of the bay. bengal. why be showers? continue all the way across into northern parts of the philippines and showers. ant northern areas of borneo, something of a dry slot there for a good part of borneo. some possum lay peninsula and on into us a martyr. all the same as we go on into work tuesday and some showers still showing their hand across a good part of indonesia. shower, still showing their hand across eastern parts of australia, but these will gradually ease off as we go through the next hour. so you see that massive cloud is area of low pressure, this a petrov that's going to pull away, still had that on shore breeze. so there we go. with those showers just hugging the coast. there is our own tropical system sliding further southwards,
heading towards the far north of new zealand, got some wetter weather to pushing into western parts of australia for a time, and will run across south australia as he go on through tuesday. easing down towards the southeast for mid week. ah, ah, for 23 years musson has collected objects he finds along the coast. ah, enough to fill his museum. enough to break at dennis wild redcoat. armed with a story for every object, he's become an environmental activist, uninspired artist, under voice for the plight of countless micro might juniors you such are on al jazeera lou.
ah, and again you watch out 0 remind about top stories the saw and millions of stranded in bangladesh in india where floods of submerged villages, rail links have been cut off from the north, east indian state of a sob, where more rain is forecast. you as president joe biden has landed in japan after leaving south korea, he sought to bolster security and economic ties and his 1st aged trip on tuesday. he is due to meet the leaders of india, australia and japan, australia prime minister elect to antony. albert easy is heading to tokyo shortly after being sworn and he's promising to do more to cut admissions after winning sotheby's election therapy and confrontations between israeli forces and palestinians in this shape jar a neighbourhood of occupied east jerusalem israeli offices were seen at pushing and
beating some people take ass and stun grenades were used to disperse. the crowd. teacher is a flash point because palestinian families faced forced eviction from their homes. allowed 0 media network continues to demand a rapid, independent and transparent investigation into the killing of its journalist in the occupied west bank. sharina black la was shot in the head by his ready forces while she was on assignment and jeanine. earlier this month. on the day of her funeral is ready for the storm, the procession and started beating mourners, causing paul bearer as to nearly drop her casket. that didn't stop thousands of palestinians from marching through occupied east jerusalem to take part in her funeral and burial. members of the international community have condemned her killing and calling for an investigation of water was without a 0 for 25 years covering these really occupation. she was known as the voice of palestine.
ukraine's president vladimir lensky says his troops holding out against russia's intensified attacks and the don baths region. despite some challenges. madden, by his delight in other gen, oscar. the situation had on bath is extremely difficult. not as in previous statements by the russian army trying to attack slow youngling and civil done yet is currently not armed. forces of real green or restraining is offensive every day in our defenders are repelling these offensive plans of russia. why disrupting them? yes, good. what for more on rushes advanced in his ukraine, his acid bag reporting from a bach hiscox. the calm before the storm. and e, we quiet in baltimore as russian forces concentrate their fire power of the town of solar dark. yeah, wouldn't. is not my see new book. i don't silly. how are we living bad? no. in a peace. what else is there to say? i will stay here to the last moment. i don't want to leave. i'm not young anymore.
i have a cat. can you imagine that much leaving with a cat, his food cat tray, a lot of stuff and the cat is heavy. others hair already escaped russian held territory. now they have to move again. yet i'm here for, but you know, we waiting for money and then we'll go with the road is not close 1st we will go to the ne pro and then further west. here it's constant shooting on afraid for my children. you don't want to talk about the russian occupation. i lost my father and uncle their worst thing to remember. he was only 60, only one of my son saw him. the com is deceiving. the russians are closing in on 2 different front, down the street. the florists are still open to young, but the nick ve there. people need flowers from just a few minutes before a man bought flowers. now i'm chatting with a girl who wants to buy some flowers. it's scary during strikes, but generally i'm not scared children left,
but i'm here. i have my own home and don't want to leave it. put enabling's lovely . ask some are evacuating others. 248. the administration here say they're concerned about people returning to the town or not. sure. who so if my room, thanks. door army, the city is still standing. you can hear permanent artillery, fire and very close to us is heavy fighting. periodically, russian rockets hid the town. jets are shooting to as we speak with him, he gets a call to sound the air raid siren. we make our way downstairs. while where we are in the towns administration, building a prime target for the russians. you are the memory of me personally. i'm exhausted. i sleep on the floor because of the rule of 2 walls in my family to they are not in a city. they are living in a school, but the main thing they are and will be living. it's easier for me to worry only about myself then to worry about my family and still the war rages,
smoke rises up from the artillery battle, taking place behind me. a critical battle for solid door is taking place. and if the russians managed to take that time along with the hills surrounding it, coupled with the advances that make and on the front, it's thought that all this area will fall into russian hands, including the town. i said bake algebra, but he's gotten he grains war is a significant factor in high inflation around the world. in kenya, there are warnings of civil unrest if the government can't control rising prices or massage reports now from campbell. oh my god, i am with selena younger, says she struggling to feed her family. she's all fish. and with the cost of living rising in kenya, she's noticed a drop in customers when a commander computer, every day, prices are going up and things that have not seen any improvement. and things have
got worse when the price of fuel went out. the uk in it, as in so many other countries around the world, the curve at 19 pandemic, and the economic problems that followed have hit king hard taxes and prices are both on the rise in albany as it's a one time thing because it can be true demonstrations then prior to a sustained period, we thought a good government communication, treating people like condos on responding to wheat con could be petted us, miriam. alan recently closed on her cellphone. she says she couldn't afford the rent electricity bills, and other expenses. she blends the government for failing to stop the rise in the prices gas or by deep and many have been closed down. and if it goes let we, if it goes on like these moral beasley, it isn't going to shut down across king a household budgets aren't buying as much as they used to. a general election is due to be held here in august. the economy and price increases a bound to play
a big role in house. people vote some say they may not even vote at all outside the city, the situation is was in northern kenya. a drought has left millions of people facing severe hunger. the world bank projects king as economy will grow by around 5 percent this year in some parts of the capital nairobi, new buildings at infrastructure are being constructed. but people who are struggling said they not feeling the growth for many of them. life is just getting harder, harder matessa out there. campbell, king tons of baby formula is being brought into the united states from a military base in germany. it has a critical shortage because of a product recalled by a leading manufacturer and supply issues. hi, j. castro reports now from washington. ah, these u. s. soldiers are loading precious cargo onto a military plane in germany. 32 tons of baby formula, enough to fill one and a half 1000000 bottles for hungry children back in the us. we're getting to help
american citizens who are in need of help and you can always depend on us when you need us. president joe biden announced the campaign dubbed operation fly formula this week. several flights will take formula manufactured in europe to america. after the us food and drug administration lifted some important restrictions. biden also invoked the defense production act, allowing the government to more quickly restore formula to store shelves. and i directed my team to do everything possible and sure there's enough safe baby formula and that as quickly reaching families needed the most. the swanner my top priorities biden has come under increasing pressure to resolve the countries baby formula shortage down about 40 percent from normal supply levels. the problem began with pandemic supply chain issues and grew worse in february when a major formula factory closed due to contamination issues. the f. d. a says abbot
patricians plant in michigan is now safe and will resume production soon. but it could be months before its product returns to shelves. it's been impossible to find kim anitra is on the last can of formula she has saved for her 5 month old daughter . like other parents, she's had to turn to imperfect solutions to keep her baby fed. she's giving her daughter more solid foods, though it's earlier than what the pediatrician had recommended. it's been pretty difficult for us to navigate now that we're literally on our last can. the baby formula flights are just a stop gap, and it remains to be seen how quickly they'll reach hungry little mouth. heidi joe castro al jazeera washington, a daughter, austria. elaine is an epidemiologist and public health expert, he says the shortages could have been avoided. we know that in the u. s. there roughly about 4 companies that account for about over 90 percent of the manufacture
baby and infant formula. so the issue was essentially one of those our company, since manufacturers who accounted for about a 5th of the all the infant formulas in the us. essentially what put one of its major plants down by virtue of having some concern around actually patchy which the regulatory agency found and made a declaration. so the shut down essentially led to a cask in seriously dense or by virtue of stockpiles or inventories, basically flying off the shelf in really getting us into this particular shortage which was somewhat unseen but could have very much been prevented. it's important to know that the u. s. heavily regulates it's for formula, so they're nutritional standards that are sometimes a bit higher in the u. s. than other particular places. so it's not as easy to say, let's use a foreign market. our formula. what has been done,
essentially looking at ways for the, the regulatory agency to permit other foreign markets to be supplied, meet standards. a quick example of the u. s. requires there to be nutritional standards that are crossed from 0 to 12, whereas you, i'm in europe. there may be other, you know, variations to that vote isn't a tie. capital, bangkok are elected new governor contest is likely to be seen as a barometer of the public mood ahead of an approaching general election record high $31.00 candidates are in the running with a former transport minister and the next governor. the 2 front runners. neither the main opposition nor routing party have confidence in the ballot. cross spinners and scientists in bangladesh had been working together to revive a special fabric dock, a muslin was made for royalty, but the technique juicing it was lost more than a century ago. i was back thanks to a rare cotton plant and the child re what's from maryan gosh. this rare
cotton plant is native to bangladesh and for more than a century was believed to be extinct. but now it has been grown on france to revive trade in the fine cotton, a day shave who d got to bus? this is footy campus from which muslim fabric is made. and we know from history that the 40 carpet cosson plant was cultivated on the banks of the city locker magna and brom put rivers in this region of gauzy poor n capacity. as scientists who lead the search for the plant says it has features not found in other spaces, a cc. it took us around 5 years to find the genetic match for this cotton plant. we collected 39 valence of cotton plant samples from different parts of bangladesh . eventually we found a dna much of the footy corpus cotton from the co pays the region near dhaka university. now near generations of weavers are re learning this one's forgotten
craft, but it's not been easy for from i'm going to let them listen. initially i was skeptical of my ability, but eventually after many months of steady training and encouragement, we managed to learn and create the 1st muscle of sorry, after 5 months of hard work and presented it to the prime minister. it was a proud moment for us. the fabric is so light and fine that poets have described it as woven the air over the active people there. you can see how refined this fabric is. a 5 meter long and 95 centimeter width is full length. sorry, weighing 146 grams can easily slide through this will ring. you can even slide to muslin, sorry, through this ring bike spinners using traditional oden whales and hand drawn loans have to work for longer to produce muslin than other handmade fabrics. one ancient clothes could take 8 hours by 2 people to make requiring at least 6 to 7 months to
make a full and sorry, the work is highly demanding requires the extreme concentration and attention to details. many in bangladesh, blame its former british colonial rulers for killing of the muslim giving industry by the late 19th century to make way for their own textile trade. but they're excited. it's returning and hasn't been looked over like awesome. we are very proud to be part of this great endeavor as the world will now get to know about our century's old fame and heritage. since we're reviving this craft again in this day and age is, is in many hope the revival of muslim will be welcomed by the was high fashion industry. that one's help turned again, just delta into one of the most prosperous parts of the globe. turnville chaudhry al jazeera marin guns. ah, so this is our desert. these are.
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