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very significant by dictating big government in the fact that. the dow shall not kim counted the radicalized series on al-jazeera. pilot in washington d.c. after threats of a repeat of a capital attack ahead of joe biden's inauguration. climbdown jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up brazil rolls out its coronavirus inoculation campaign after committing to vaccines for emergency use. china becomes the only major economy to grow in 2020 but it's the slowest pace in decades and russian opposition leader alexina abounding flies into moscow after recovering from a poison attack and is immediately arrested. u.s.
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defense officials have told the associated press news agency they fear a possible insider attack at the inauguration of president elect joe biden and will have national guard troops vetted there are fears of more violence by supporters of outgoing president donald trump following an insurrection there 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 sure showing it's really the federal enclave of washington d.c. now where the 700000 of us live so our police department working with our our federal law enforcement partners and the united states army quite frankly so has a plan to hit if we have any attacks in our neighborhoods but don't have done reports
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now on the extraordinary levels of security in 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. 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'm getting a bit nervous towards wednesday i think it's going to be better because i think they're taking it like overly precautious joe biden's january 20th inauguration
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comes with crowds reduced by the pandemic on ground trampled by a riotous siege under the shadow of his predecessor's 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 a zone in presidential inauguration history is screened for weapons in. side 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 roller bladers and pedestrians enduring a historic evil my heart. i don't know what to do.
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so. i couldn't go for it. i think i could walk this way. across the u.s. the f.b.i. warns of possible armed protests outside all 50 state capitalized 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 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. has more now from washington d.c. . we've been told constantly actually from national guard leadership baps members of the national guard are routinely vetted for any potential dangers in their backgrounds any links to extremism and so on the new development has been reported
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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. is also taking a look at the some 25000 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 bet so the f.b.i. apparently has been doing this according to the associated press at least so this is the announcement is new but apparently the f.b.i. has been conducting these background these background checks on the national guard members since they began deploying to the capital a week ago and they're clearly 25000 people that's a lot of background checks but all they're doing basically there is running these names through f.b.i. databases checking for any any red flags and any connections to extremist groups or militia groups or the clique stream right wing or indeed or watch lists and things
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like that so that's basically where there's a running through these names to the f.b.i. computers now are 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 threat on inauguration day. the u.s. justice department says it's arrested a new mexico elected official who vowed to travel to joe biden's inauguration with firearms coy griffin is a county commissioner and a founder of the group cowboys for trump he was arrested on charges relating to the general 6th attack on the u.s. capitol by trump supporters the event which delayed the formal certification of biden's election victory led to the 2nd impeachment of donald trump. police in guatemala have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of and urine migrants trying to cross into the u.s. security forces surrounded the group on a highway invite a hondo near the border with honduras some were arrested as they tried to break
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through a police blockade and head for mexico home and has more now from mexico city i a confrontation between guatemalan security forces and thousands of people from home douras trying to cross the country and eventually reach the u.s. . a city 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 but if there was a police tried to stop them on the border. authorities said they wouldn't let anyone him without a code test with the right papers they called this a danger to a country already struggling with upon them it. was that they got through these people are desperate to get out 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
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of the poorest the most violent countries in latin america but 1st the pandemic and then 2 massive storms in november have made things worse. they're 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 in administration makes no difference to the rule of law i even doubt mrs didn't get to them or more likely the $2.00 desperate to listen john home how does it. now emergency approval of 2 vaccines as bought some hope to brazil the country with the 2nd highest number of code 19 deaths mass distribution of the chinese made sign of that down the british oxford astra zeneca jobs will soon begin but in my mouse
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people are more worried about surviving until the doses reach the remote areas of latin america's largest country one of the yaquis of reports now from the gateway to the amazon rainforest. but. 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 48 has just lost the 3rd person in her family on the night then. i cannot understand how the government let me now switch this point they're killing us the strong our
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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's suffocating in the hospital in one week he had 2 cardiac arrests. it's ironic everybody says the amazon rain forest is the world's green lungs and yet people here are dying from lack of oxygen which is like a war zone and the port of my mouse time seems to have stopped instead of oxygen cylinders bananas are unloaded from the boat to be sold on the market but the river
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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 play 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 every boat like this one is strong enough to carry supplies. here the vaccines which will be distributed throughout brazil are still a promise for the future in the meantime people are just trying to survive monica and not give up just sirrah my mouse. for policy terrors a distinguished fellow and former director of the brazil institute at the new
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woodrow wilson center he says vaccine planning there has been chaotic. it's very good news but in part also a bit of political theater because brazil has no more than a 1000000 and a half dozes at hand to restart their campaign of vaccination as you know more than 203000 people have already died in brazil from this disease. absurd it may sound i think both or model is completely irrelevant for the fight against the vaccine it will be op to state governors to some responsible people in the federal government to coordinate the effort it has been so far a chaos in brazil as far as planning for a vaccination program brazil a country known for its capacities to fight it is that makes as it
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did in the case of h i a mao because of the complete incompetence and irresponsibility of its current government that fight itself in this situation is no it's borderline criminal what's happening in brazil. time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back uganda's opposition prepares a legal challenge over its presidential election as a pop star turned candidate body wine says he's under house arrest and lust. after reporting from the narran river in kyrgyzstan where despite the freezing temperatures the winter months are the best time to plan for gold.
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well it's quiet throughout arabia at the moment it is not quite struck turkey more especially the eastern med this finger of rain is yet more result of cold air of a warm water heading towards the levant now this is the picture of monday exert recounts and try to get lebanon so rain on the coast easily snow inland get to the mountain area it will be covered and then that rain has a long way south dancer is rather answer north and egypt it will be windy and fairly wet but to the north of it things are cleared up the some snow from the north coast of turkey otherwise the sun is out kelly masses of snow and this is an overall picture looking out here for northern parts of iraq and eastern turkey and then you're back to the showers it's quite a cold breeze 9 or 8 degrees even as a high for jerusalem was shows pushing through during wednesday. now let's go a long way sounds more active weather though and always a tropical cyclone on its way to madagascar now it'll take a while to get there but it could make landfall late on monday more likely early
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tuesday and this is the area of most active weather so we're leaving a good part of south africa on the dry side with the rain for mozambique madagascar of course zimbabwe botswana and zambia. in affluence distress some neighborhoods are backed by social and economic despair one o one a sneaks a band of local heroes into one of us have a responsibility to change our place and place fighting for their suburban drain on al-jazeera. play an important role in protecting him an. edge face.
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welcome back a lot of our top stories here at this hour washington d.c. remains locked down with unprecedented security ahead of the inauguration of president elect joe biden a military green zone has been established on 25000 national guard troops and the morning. defense officials express their concerns and read a possible inside attack of the dog aeration said that have national guard troops vetting the army added that there is no place for extremism in the military and it's working to determine which service members require that additional background checks. brazil has begun its vaccination campaign with a nurse from sao paolo getting the 1st jab she was given the chinese made sign of the vaccine it's been given emergency approval along with one developed by oxford
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university and astra zeneca. china's economic recovery has beaten expectations in the 4th quarter g.d.p. grew by 2.3 percent making it the only major economy in the world to avoid a contraction last year despite the coronavirus pandemic the 1st case of covered 19 was detected in the city of on december 29th will katrina you joins me live now from beijing katrina so was this 2.3 percent growth in line with expectations. well don't actually china's economy bezout expectations especially in the 4th quarter of 2020 analysts were expecting about 6 percent growth but according to the government we saw 6.5 percent pushing that annual g.d.p. growth to 2.3 percent and that's clearly quite a dramatic turnaround if you consider that the china's economy took a battering earlier in the year especially when the outbreak 1st took hold of the country we saw a historic plunge in china's economic growth but we still do have to put this into
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context 2.3 percent g.d.p. is still the weakest pace of chinese economic growth that we've seen in 45 years it is still significant though of course because china is the only major economy to grow after what was an unprecedented year hit by this pandemic now according to analysts they attribute this worth to a few different fact is one is buyers control the chinese government put in place a number of quite heavy handed restrictions and the result of this is that a large majority of the country many of these provinces actually were able to return to normal around the middle of 2020 secondly we saw various economic stimulus measures put in place and manufacturing really received a burst and as we saw the pandemic slowly affect other countries across the world we saw a surge in demand for chinese factory goods especially p.p. but at the same time the chinese government says that the picture isn't completely rosy consumption remains a big concern people are still not spending enough they're confident still seems to
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be quite affected by the pandemic and we actually saw a slump in retail spending by about 3.9 percent and katrina the problem now of course is that china is currently fighting a resurgent outbreak how is this like to just get the economy going forward. that's right so we did have seemingly returns normal lives until the beginning of 2021 where there was an outbreak identified in northern china and some of the region surrounding beijing and since then the government has actually identified about 1300 covered 1000 cases which compared to other countries may not seem like a large number but the chinese government is definitely clamping down we see now about 11 regions under the lockdown all very heavy restrictions and that's concerning because we have the chinese new year period coming up in the middle of february and many people were hoping that with the celebrations many people would be spending many people would be traveling but because of the resurgent cases
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people have actually been told to stay put and to stay alert katrina thank you. both incoming and outgoing u.s. administrations have joined the e.u. in calling for the immediate release of alexina valmy the russian opposition lee that got as far as possible control when he was detained at a moscow airport it's been the past 5 months in germany after being poisoned in an attack he says was ordered by president vladimir putin early chalons reports its eggs 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 yulia took their seats on a moscow pound plane from berlin. with. a number of
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boy bring us a little vodka we're flying home says yulia quoting a much loved russian gangster movie it's a number on the whole 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 ram because he always pretended he's a brave man. who. has no fear before that gorgeous it's no for iraq he has no fear of law and order machine now it's the time to prove. prove these claims. and show the deep. that's why if he states brought. well he diminish his claims of being well number one and bray for position at the airport where he was due to land police detained members of his team and threw
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supporters out around his plane was then diverted to another moscow airport away from the crowds after landing he spoke to the journalists who traveled with him yeah absolutely it's not him i'm not afraid i feel ok we're going for immigration i would particularly go home because i know that i am right and i don't need a criminal case if you can flee had been forged so scary story that they have tried to scare me wave it is not only the truth by my side but also to quote us. butt out passport control after a goodbye kiss with his wife police led the valley 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 how to 0 but an abortive sky is from the washington institute for near east policy she says lot of the putin will be paying attention to how the incoming u.s.
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administration responds about his arrest. we don't fully know what what type of policy biden pretty 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 it hugely interprets that as a signal to continue 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 have caused a lot of pain they have not fundamentally changed the kremlin's behavior will the by the administration go a little bit further will it go firmly for example after north stream 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. uganda's opposition party says it will challenge the presidential election results in court president you're wearing a 70 has won a 6 term in office his main opponent pop star turned politician bobby wine has dismissed as fraudulent gupta reports. and you're not a manja can barely walk without support the campaign coordinator of uganda's opposition leader bobby wine says he was beaten and tortured by the police something. that feared. i had been connected. by a korean what do i was shocked. his allegations come a day after a long time preston u.a.d. who surveyed he was handed a 6 term in office extending his room to 40 years his rival bobby wine remains
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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 coasties fault we are here to formally a country that. rejects we are now through out of the election. the last announced yesterday by the e.c. do not in any way relate to the present spitted as a party. preston was severely insists the vote was fair despite a crackdown on opposition candidates and it didn't shut down and it crewing international concern about the validity of the election for now you can't or remains an edge with many calling for calm and an end to political upheaval. put the best. country but that may not be easy
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the 76 year old president faces an undetermined opposition bolstered by young ugandans fed up with high levels of unemployment corruption and growing increasingly impatient with the old political order. al-jazeera protests have continued into the days after the 10th anniversary of the toppling of president. ben ali. for the 2nd straight night they've been running street battles between police and justice in the capital tunis people are angry about the country's dire economic crisis and poor public services the police have arrested 240 people. some of the world's largest gold deposits the precious metal accounts for around 50 percent of its exports but with little benefit to the people particularly those in rural areas high unemployment means some have turned to illegal mining especially during the harsh winter months out of there as charles traffic reports now the town of not in.
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the river nile river flows through the coldest region of killer storm. temperatures here can drop to 20 degrees below 0 this time of year but the driving snow and bitter winter conditions aunts enough to keep these men from working on the ice and in the freezing rain water because the rhythm narain contains gold. they use steel bars to break through the ice the rubber suits they were off a little insulation but at least keep them draw i could win each big magical carefully slips into a hole in the ice. his friends help him clear an area so they can work. they get sand gravel and stone from the river bed buckets. panning for gold is illegal without a license but qubani toback and his friends can't afford one so they give some of
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the gold they find to a man in the village pays the police to stay away but this whole process if god gives us health we will do the rest he find a little cold and windy but it's enough. for. the men into the buckets of sand and rock into a makeshift sieve they watch eagerly for the bright yellow flakes to appear. i mean . there is no other job for me in the we didn't go to university we don't have qualifications in the summer we work in construction and in the winter we work here . it's not known how much gold is illegally extracted from the narain river. and provides a vital source of income for families who struggle to survive the winter months in this underdeveloped and by salita region. get it out once again or have we found any yet this man asks. ventra villages along the narrow reed river have been
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panning for gold in the same area for centuries the best time of year to do it is the winter because the river is lower than your in the summer months these tiny little yellow flicks you can see might not look much but they're worth around $50.00 a gram. on average the men find around 2 to 3 grams a day they take breaks every hour or so and warm up around the far before climbing back into the water. later if this is about money and food for my family it's about taking care of my children is not as dangerous as people think it's. after an hour's work the gold found so far is carefully emptied into a small bowl in the last of the sand washed away the bowl is then placed on the fire to boil off the remaining water will rot holds up their findings so far this morning approximately 15 dollars worth the men who keep on working
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despite the brutal winter conditions because the day he's still young chance trafford al-jazeera norrin kyrgyzstan. there are some breaking news we're getting here at al-jazeera the samsung chief has been jailed for 2 and a half years over a corruption scandal that's from the yonhap news agency so the samsung chief is in jail for 2 and a half years over a corruption scandal more of course on that as we get it here at al-jazeera. start a quick check of the top stories here on al-jazeera washington d.c. remains locked down with unprecedented security ahead of the no gration of president elect joe biden the military green zone has been established of a theory of more violence following an insurrection at the capital but part of those concerns now reports of being clued troops deployed to the capital defenses.


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