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>> the u. inner is working to release 16 of its staff detain bid the ethiopian government accused of participation and terror. >> hello from doha. poland is pointing the finger at russia over a desperate surge over thousands of migrants camped out in the poland-belarus border. the second blow in the fight to hold pharmactical companies
responsible for the crisis. >> and a push to vaccinate children against polio in afghanistan. >> so ethiopia with the notion says 16 of the local staffers have been detained in the capital. they're call for the groups' immediate release. six other workers have now been freed. but this is coming at a time of escalating conflict between ethiopia's government and rebel forces in the north. >> as far as i know, no explanation given to us about why these staff members are -- are detained. they -- they're 16 remains in detention. and six have been released. so that's the -- the -- the
breakdown. they come from various u. inner agencies. they're all national staff. it is imperative that they -- that they be released. >> more from mike hannah in new york. mike: well, the spokesman for the secretary general he had just spoken that the particular time to u. inner security time trying to get out exactly what had happened. now, what the u. inner does know at this point is that initially it would appear 22 people were arrested a long with their dependents. now, how many people that is, that is not clear ether. subsequently six of the u. inner workers were released. the u. inner is engaging with the government to get the rest released and also to find out exactly why these arrests took place. now, there had been some reporting that these arrests took place in a wider roundup of
people supporting the tigre group fighting against the ethiopian government. however no confirmation to that which that question was also put to the u. inner which could not confirm as well. very difficult to communicate with u. inner personnel on the ground in the area so details are still sketchy hours after that initial announcement that the u. inner insists it's going to continue to press the ethiopian government for the release of its workers. >> meanwhile, the diplomatic push is gathering pace to prevent ethiopia's conflict from going into a full-on civil war. our continuer has traveled and the afar regions. rebel haves advanced closer toward the capital. the african union is mediating
between the government and rebel forces to return troops. and the a.u. is discussing humanitarian access into tigre where there's a severe shortage of fuel. 4,000 people are living in famine-like conditions the federal government has been repeatedly accused of blocking aid into the area. here's mohammed with more. >> all these peace efforts, the first priority they want to achieve is to get aid to those who need it most, more than 400,000 people in the region who are living in famine-like situations. no aid has entered the tiger region since mid last month. and many people are trying to get this aid as quickly as possible the african union's envoy t to e horn of africa said that he
would have a plan for the end of the week for negotiations and the first thing he wants to see is a humanitarian corridor open towards tigre and mylicious as far away as possible from the main roads leading to tigre. so it is still a walk in progress. >> the poland prime minister is accusation russia for orchestrate thing wave trying to enter poland through belarus are yous. the u.s. is alarmed at that time situation on the bored. says thousands of vulnerable people must not be used for political purposes. this report is from rory. rory: in the middle of every humanitarian crisis there are always human faces and these are the children, women and men stuck in a dead deadly standoff in the poland-belarus bored. thousands are in makeshift
camps. humanitarian groups say they're lacking food and medicine. social media footage shows several hundred migrants are escorted by security heading towards poland. the large numbers have escalated a crisis that's been boiling for many weeks. this family says it's occurring ish. they're lucky enough to have found their way into poland after two weeks in the forest. but what's next for them isn't clear according to the refugee charity watching them be escorted away by board border guards. >> you can never be certain what happens to the people that we -- that we offer help in the forest because the polish authorities are breaking the law. and the geneva convention, they often send them back even though they apply for national protection here. >> for months, thousands have been enter thing e.u. by belarus
at first through lithuanian yeah and latvia and now through poland. the e.u. accuses the polish leader of orchestrateing waves of migrants and refugees for sanctions imposed on his government for violent crackdowns on his opposition. he accuses poland of military intimidation. >> well, excuse me. we both have a military background. we understand that being in a war with the poor people on the polish-bella russian border is in tank columns. we know it's some sort of drill or intimidationful we face it without anxiety. >> on monday, poland said it withstood attempts for migrants trying to force their way through the border. [speaking foreign language]
>> who would think, two, three months oohing that we would be dealing with action that is would be characterized by human shields? what we can see today are new methods and you are a bastion against them. >> germany is urging e.u. member states to do more so far there's been little coordinated action from the e.u., though that might be changing. >> president called on member states to approve expended sanctions against the belarusian authorities and she also announced the exploration of measures against third country airline that is are active in human trafficking. >> several people along the border have already died from exposure. there could be many more to come. rory talons, "al jazeera." anchor: the pledges which
country haves made at cop 26 to tackle climate change this decade will still lead to a 2.4 degree celsius rise far more than the limit they've committed to 140 countries covering 90 fors of global emissions have announced that they will cut emissions. many of the pledges lack practical detail and short-term plans. >> we are making progress at cop 26, but we still have a mountain to climb over the next few days. and what has been collectively committed to goes some way but certainly not all the way to keeping 1.5 within reach the gap in ambition has narrowed. now the world needs confidents that we will shift immediately into implementation that's corrects the pledges made here will be delivered and that the policies and investment will swiftly follow.
>> a little earlier andrew simmons spoke to iceland's environment minister who thinks the cop 26 negotiations could make headway. >> more intense negotiations in this building and they're getting longer, more involved and more tense. it has to be said that's what we're hearing from all sources. there's so much to pay pay for here. there's a lot of things to do and not a lot of time to do them in. with me right now is one of the representatives of the smaller states iceland. thank you for joining "al jazeera." how is it going? how does it look? >> i would say i'm more positive toward it than i was a week ago based on the fact that there have been some improvements when it comes to the contributions of
country and trying to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and also that we hear now that we might be likely to close the financing gap the developing countries, the # $100 billion promise that was made here r. former president of the united states, barack obama reofficerred only -- referred only on monday to the disappointing of russia and china not being here. and said -- it was dangerous. it was dangerous. dangerously lacking their response what do you say to that? and what do you say to that coupled with -- the pressure that the lobby groups if the fossil fuel nations are putting on the whole affair? >> well, first of all, obama -- president obama said there has been made progress since 2015. and i agree with him because a lot of businesses, a lot of country haves stepped up again. there are country that is still need to do better. there are country that is are responsible for large emissions and you mentioned china and
russia. we could say australia and others as well. and i'm really hoping that they will likely all need to step up their game when it comes to -- to climate issues. anchor: underlying the climate situation. india hits dangerous air pollution across new delhi and other parts of the world. it's being named on farmers violate ago ban on crop burning. also people ignoring a ban on fireworks. 80 fors of families reported ailments due to air pollution. and toxic foam which flows through new delhi. local activists said it was caused by illegal dumping of waste and other things.
we'll check the weather and what's causing an alarming dengue fever. they're still recovering from the wave of coronavirus. a shortage of vital ingredients to pull the brakes on asia's biggest economy. look forward to brighter skies. the weather. >> hello there, let's have a look at the weather in south asia. it's an an increasingly wet picture across southern parts of india and sri lanka. we could see scenes like this in taba madu and the wet weather will continue over the next fados the monsoon is enhancing the rains but we've got this area of
low pressure working its way across the bay of bengl. what we know is that it's going to bring torrential rain. we've got a read warning out. and that extends out by the time we get into thursday. we could see flooding and possible landslides with the heavy rain we could see 300 millimeters as i said. but for the north of this, it is looking dryer. but a lot of that warmth extending into pakistan. it's looking calm and collected for bangladesh. but calm and collected is not for china. we've got snowstorms plaguing the northeast, very icy conditions and we've got warning for those storms to continue other the next few days. it does start to warm up for beijing the temperature at 14 degrees celsius. that's your weather. >> the weather sponsored by qatar airways. >> in the vietnam war, the u.s.
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capital. an african union envoy has traveled to ethiopia's hara and afar region ins a diplomatic push to end conflicts. the region of advance closer to the capital as the u. inner warns it risks spiraling into a wider civil. and poland's prime minister has accused russia of being behind the wave of migrants trying to enter this country through belarus. he says moscow's action threatens e.u. stability. the top court in the u.s. state of oklahoma has overturn add $465 million opioid ruling against drug maker johnson manned johnson. they were accused of fuel thing opioid epidemic that which has killed millions of americans through deceptive marketing. andy gallagher with more. andy: there are 2, 700 other
pending legal cases. but what makes this one so significant is it was seen as the template. it was the first time big pharmaceutical companies were in court and were held responsible for the opioid epidemic so if that is the template, i think all the other states that are taking legal action against johnson manned johnson and other big pharmaceutical companies will say no. basically what the oklahoma high court said was that the public nuisance law they were trying to use in this case was far too broad. they say that doesn't take away from the tragedy of the opioid crisis that really plagues this nation. i wouldn't say that johnson and johnson or many other pharmaceutical companies are off the hook and in the, big pharmaceutical companies are offering about $4 billion to settle all these cases at once. but i remember, i was there the judgment came down in oklahoma and i met a doctor who ran clinics of people who are hooked on these kinds of painkillers.
this kind of cash even the 500 or so million was not enough to keep those clinics running for a year so they've certainly got away with it in this case in oklahoma. but as i said, there are almost 3,000 other cases pend inning other states and they are bound to take a different legal direction. anchor: six more former associates of donald trump have been ordered to appear before the congressional committee investigate thing january 6th storm offing the capitol building. they include national security advise or michael flynn, jason miller and attorney john eastman. nearly 700 people have been charged with relation to january 6th. it has been nearly three decades since the three main ethnic groups signed a u.s.-backed peace deal. now, demands for more autonomy
from bosnia. >> it's been a the gloomy few few weeks in bosnia with dark clouds fill thing sky and the country's political horizon. after three decades of peace, the prospect of war is being discussed by many people. statements and apparent attempts by leading politicians here in bosnia enclave threatening to withdraw from state institutions including national army, pave thing way for cessation. after the u. inner's top official warned the country could break break apart, the united states sent its envoy to the region meeting bosnia's three-member counsel as well as other serb leaders. the message from them there bowled no war. but the visions are clear to see. and it's a struggle to find bosnian national flag raised
anywhere not even in government buildings. instead a flag adopt bid skr circumstances ka is widely flown. >> i do not have any feeling toes the flag of my state. i'm respecting it but i do not have feelings because my people didn't -- didn't be a part -- be a part to -- to -- to create that flag >> t ru sic belongs to the party and is a mayor of a town that borders sarajevo. he claims that an army would not contravene the country's constitution there's no position that we would heed to that constitution. if you're talking about coming back, some jurisdiction from state level and entity level, then we must say that all this
present jurisdiction of bosnia state level, it is not britain. that seam -- seemingly contradict tear stance is a worry for many. young supreme no appetite for armed conflict the problem he says is in the political system set up by the peace agreement. [speaking foreign language] >> the country and government is unfunctional. many people feel their youth will be wasted here. >> views like these have angered slajan's parent who is as a result he hasn't seen for a year now. ethnically a serb, he says his family don't share his views on a unified plueralistic state. >> i will remain here where inn a society where everyone is equal. >> it seems that for now bosnian politicians have agreed that
that's verbally to prevent any further escalation. but the reality is bosnia is far from united. and whilst the country's current constitution help bring about an end to the last war, the fear among some is that it's mended it could be the start of another. >> in afghanistan, the first polio vaccination company since the taliban came to power is being launched. the same to inoculate millions of children against the crippling disease. and the campaign signals a change in policy towards vaccines from the country's new rulers. >> medical volunteer ins the afghan capital kabul going from door to door to deliver anti-polio vaccines r. during this campaign campaign, around $1.3 million children -- 1.3 million children
will be vaccinated. >> the ultimate goal to reach children below 5 years old including about 4 million in remote or previously inaccessible areas. delivering vaccine ins afghanistan hasn't also been an easy process. >> the challenge is massive when traveling between provinces. and there isn't much transportation. it's not easy for the teams go in the rural areas to vaccinate the kids. >> we had to wait until afternoon because the regional counselor wasn't allowing tows start vaccinated. we got harried on the road because we are women working on this program. >> before coming to power, the taliban reported and prevented the delivery of the vaccines. they used to wash villagers as a western plot to sterilize muslim children. that stance steams have changed.
>> now with the great of allah we look over the 34 provinces and all districts. there's no conflict now. there's peace and coordination the taliban we are in coordination with all media groups. internationalle organizations and donors. >> a version to vaccines lingers in the far flung regions. campaigners are trying to gain access to and spread awareness in those areas. vaccines are coupled with an extra doze of vitamin a to help strengthen the children's immune system the u. inner is planning for vaccination company ins both afghanistan and pakistan, the only two countries where polio is still a pandemic. le anchor: parts of india are seeing a significant spike in dengue. the hospital is being asked to redirect covid-19 beds to take
patients with the mosquito-borne-born disease. >> this was supposed to be a festive time for the family. they're sending out invitations for the oldest son's wedding next month butt the sudden passing of his aunt days after she contracted dengue means celebration wills be muted. >> after she went on the ventilator, the doctor warned us that for dengue patients like her there are only a 5 fors survival rate. there's a risk of organ failure. her treatment took a financial to on our familiar left >> india has reported more than 120,000 cases of dengue this year while punjab has reached and all-time high. several others have compared more cases compared the last time last year. hospitals like this one are converting other wards to cope with the influx of patience. the city recorded 1100 cases
last week at power the total case count in october. that's 10 supreme died there. >> the current situation of dengue is very bad in delhi. we are getting many cases of fever. 250 to 300 case of fever. and out of that 70 to 80 fors of dengue cases. >> experts blame the extend monsoon and an increase in testing. it could increase dengue season in india and make it more deadly >> another issue is that the health system, the various state health systems an overall the immune system is getting stronger in terms of the -- the there's still dengue. >> while some have carried out fogging, the central government has dispatched public health expert toes several states to improve testing and manage
response the case load in the country for covid has mated easier for the urnedfunded systems to address the dengue outbreak. even if they're seeing a surge in cases in the stucka virus. cause will start decline inning the next couple of weeks as temperatures continue to dip ahead of winter. >> south korea is facing a dire shortage of a vital chemical compound. the entire transport system could shot down impact food and medical supplies. south korea biggest supplier china is the one. >> this is running short of uria and millions of diesel cars, bus, trucks and emergency vehicles across south korea. ad active is imported from china but it's puting oning on the
break. [speaking foreign language] >> the situation is really bad. i drive about 70 kilometers to get some uria for my truck. my turn didn't come. so i just left emptyhandedded. >> drivers are panic buying. -- emptyhandedded. drivers are panic buying. >> we reached 80 to 90 fors of customers. they always asked if they haven't secured uria. the water solution is used to cut toxic emissions of night yo tremendous general oxide in emissions. in an effort to curb the rising air pollution, the south crane government needed money for cars, bus and freight trucks to use the chemical. china is a country's biggest supplier. but since october it's faced a cold shortage that's created its worse crisis in years.
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