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much danger every day. most people will never know what it's like to work with. every breath is precious, with fear is not an option. but when most people i this is al jazeera. ah, hello barbara. this is the i'll just the news that we're live from london. thank you for joining us. coming up in the next 60 minutes. at least 25. dad is china's who none province is hit by. it's worth of thorns in generations drowning commuters in flooded boy tunnels. meanwhile, wildfires continue to rage across the western us,
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blanketing the east coast in long for drug companies agree to pay $26000000000.00 to resolve thousands of claims over the u. s. opioid epidemic find a new president of the same politics, the head of pans, and he has main opposition and 10 other party figures are arrested. about descending with the sports competition has started at the tokyo olympics, the host nation, that gets the soft pool moving wall and women's football shock loss for the defendant champions, usa ah, we begin the news. we're in central china, we're record breaking. flooding has killed at least 25 people and forced the evacuation of 200000 more. in the latest of a series of extreme weather events around the world who not provinces for its
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heaviest strain fall in generations, 12 of the dead drowned when a subway line flooded in the city of june. joe and his katrina, you reports now from beijing. more rainfall is forecast, the rescue team's work to do the night to help. so boy passengers get to safety in downtown john doe in the space of just 3 days. the capital of china is central, clint, and province received as much rain as it usually gets in the year. hundreds are trapped for hours, underground tunnels were flooded. this man says he was lucky to survive high by impact of the flood water, which so powerful that i have to remove my shirts on backpack and everything except my pain. we smashed the upper part of the glass window to let some aaron. otherwise it would have been suffocating. the sudden torrential rainfall caught john jo, 7, the residence of god. these pedestrians formed
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a human chain to avoid being swept away. more than 10000 emergency workers have been deployed to help with rescue and clean up abrasion in the neighboring city of need. several people were killed and landslides, more than 200000, have been evacuated from their homes to safe areas. china's yellow river runs to holland and a proven for the population of 100000000. authorities say a down in the historic city of william has been severely damaged and could burst at anytime. were the experts they did the worst all the ship, the region in recorded history, president, she did pay, has described prevention efforts as extremely difficult. he's pulled on all local governments around the country to review the emergency response system to prevent similar tragedies. severe storms have also had cities in magnolia, in china, ne, to dan burst there after a weekend of torrential rain environmental group. say the extreme weather is caused
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by climate change. these kind of a disaster going to becoming more and more frequent because of the change in climate. and we would see that this kind of disaster poses very sort of huge economic and social loss. the city of ginger remains on high alert. rain is expected to continue until friday. residents have been advised to remain indoors to stay dry and safe between you all 0 paging in well, germany's cabinet has approved the 470000000 dollar package of immediate aid for victims of last week's deadly flooding. the government has vowed to quickly start rebuilding devastated areas which is expected to cost well into the billions finance minister. all of shelves says more funds can be made available if needed. more than 170 people died and many are still missing in what is germany's worse natural disaster. in decades,
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a poll for the build newspaper found that 2 thirds of germans think politicians didn't do enough to protect them. more than 700000 hector is a forest are burning in siberia as wildfires continue to rage across northeastern russia, a state of emergency has been declared and kalia, which is near the border with finland, military helicopters and dropping water bombs while 2000 emergency workers. fact the fires on the ground, one and a half 1000000 hector is of land already been destroyed in the cooper, which is the worst cit region. officials say this summer's weather is the driest in a 150 years and smoke from more than 800 wild fires in the western united states is now blanketing the east coast. it's prompted a pollution alert in washington dc. well, new york, their quality ranked among the worst in the world on tuesday. the biggest places in the state of oregon have forced firefighters to retreat in the last 10 days
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practical. hayden reports in your mission and this is the western united states and according to scientists, this is the result of climate change. wildfires have been a part of life in this part of the country, but scientists say not like this, not this early, not this intense, not this many fires. we're seeing more fire days across not only the us but other parts of the world as well. and certainly the conditions are becoming worked. do serve for wildfires, you know, we're seeing increase cheap ways in oregon. the bootleg fires corte more than 1500 square kilometers of land. roughly the size of los angeles happening in the state that is already seen. and share of weather challenges in february we saw devastating ice storms over a half
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a 1000000 people lost power last fall and you are well aware. we had unprecedented wildfires. we had over 4000 homes last in that fire, and it is literally climate change playing out before eyes disorders and oregon are so intense that they are creating their own weather system. producing massive, dry cylinders door with lightning and strong wind the can start more fire. this is just one of the governors of fires burning throughout the american west. and there is a major shortage of firefighters. prison inmates are often used to fight fires, but hundreds have been released to prevent the spread of co good. and with this many fires burning and controlled, it is creating smoke that can be seen from satellite. it's drifting eastwards, producing hazardous air across the entire country. smoke is being transported by the wind lost in the atmosphere to places it normally doesn't end up at least in most years. i'm making it all the way to the east coast of the us. this is the
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american west new reality, uncontrolled fires, hazardous air homes and lives already lost, and many more believed likely to come in the months ahead. patty colleen al jazeera washington. when liz stevens is an associate professor in climate risks and resilience at reading university here in the u. k. and she specializes in early warning systems and forecast based action. she joins us live via skype. madam, thank you so much for joining us here and al jazeera, we have seen over the past few minutes is just sort of different extreme weather conditions are right around the world, and we are seeing more and more of these in life of that. do you think governments should be more prepared? i mean, if we look at china and flooding in the sub boy, that was still filled with passengers and criticisms levy that the german government high. but, you know, i think the, the things that we can see in china are incredibly scary. this is the stuff of
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worst nightmares. when we look at these, these extreme events individually, we can see that these are not a, the sort of things that climate scientists have been predicting for for decades now . so. so absolutely, this sort of impacts that we're seeing at the moment, or a failure of governments to deal with threats of climate change. and that's incredibly serious. i mean, obviously, you know, scientists have been predicting climate change for decades, but it's possible to predict, i don't know, like our flood in the coming week or some of the fires that we have been seeing. yeah, the, the state of the art science is getting much better at predicting the flux, a lot of that comes down. so the resources available in country to focus on those early warning systems and some extreme events, easier to predict than others i would say. floods and floods the occur in enlarge rivers, a generally easy, easy to see. 7 days perhaps even longer in advance if we're talking about large
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rivers like the brahman pitcher river in bangladesh. so were you surprised, for example, then proceed the images that we did, the very shocking images that we've seen come out of germany, or like you mentioned the ones in china. what do you think the, the countries, the governments could have done to prepare? i think the shocking thing for me in, in the last week is seeing the shit number of fatalities from the flooding in germany. when i look at some of the events that have happened around the world in recent years, and i was trying to find an example of similar kinds of floods in some of intense rainfall and the impacts. and i don't know any stockbroker in 2020. there were, there was a lot of flooding across the staff, recur as a result of the positive indian ocean dipole. and from that we saw a few at this whole of east africa and 2020 from flood events. then we seen in germany in the last week and, and i think that's incredible numbers and says something about how well the early
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warning systems of working in germany. so i mean, now the german cabinet has approved $417000000.00 for immediate aid for victims from last week's flooding. i mean, do you think that money should be obviously better spent in, in some kinds of prevention whenever possible? well, we know that response to a disaster is far more expensive than acting in advance. and so it's too late now, those people need support it's, it's an incredibly horrific time for them. they will take, perhaps even years to recover from, from those floods and many will be impacted with their mental health much longer than that. so they absolutely need that support. but the government in germany and throughout the world me to use this is a wake up call to really look at their investments in early warning systems in building resilience to extreme events. and make sure that they are prepared for the
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sorts of events that could impact them in future. and that means going beyond just the science, the food costing science of the climate science. and really understanding how effective these early warning systems are. so is the right information being received by the, by the right people at the right time, and does that lead to the actions that we would hope them to take? and if there's failures at any point along that line, then we're going to see these kind of impacts we've seen in the last week and say less stevens, associate professor and climate risks and resilience that reading university. madam, great to get your views on this. thank you, take your time now, 4 major drug companies have agreed to pay $26000000000.00 to resolve thousands of claims over their role in the us. opioid epidemic lawsuits were brought by state and local governments, which accused the companies of letting the painkillers reach. attics through illegal channels, distributor is america source, bergen,
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cardinal health and mckesson, along with the manufacturer. johnson and johnson will pay over a number of years. well, this was the reaction of one recovering opioid addict and reform advocate to that agreement. good morning drugs i was using, i was no longer able to work. so i turned to the life of selling drugs to support my wife. and i went to prison for a long time because of that. and the part this doesn't to me discourage from happening again because no one is going to present, but we were expecting the numbers to be in the hundreds of billions. well, gabriela is on the line for new york. and following that story, i gave her what do we actually know about the details of this settlement? where there are 5 key points to it? it's a pretty complex settlement, quite frankly. but the key takeaways are the 26000000000 right off the top. that's 1000000000 with a b, obviously a significant amount of money. they're not as much as you could tell from. some
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critics who are looking at hundreds of billions is what they wanted, but the bottom line is 26000000000. still a lot of money. another point, johnson and johnson announcing that they would completely get out of the opioid business with this settlement. and then 3 other points that there would be an independent clearing house set up that would be able to monitor opioid production and distribution moving forward. and that they're in the settlement also said that the they could prohibit shipping of oil be opioids to suspicious places or people determined by the 5th point being an independent monitor that will be overseeing all of this moving forward. johnson and johnson did put out a statement, they said they had a great sympathy for everyone that's been effected by the boyd endemic in the united states. but did say that this settlement does not necessarily mean that they admit any wrong doing or that they will not fight further litigation,
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that is not in this particular settlement. but bottom line here is this is a pretty significant settlement on a lot of levels. and now the money will be probably starting to be distributed to individual localities and states as early as the end of this year. so obviously, i mean it's whether there's this money to try to ease and solve the issue, but it's unlikely to be enough to end the u. s. o. p o is at the demick. it's not and you can look back to precedence, and that's the tobacco settlement of about 20 to 23 years ago here in the united states. that settlement was for over $200000000000.00. did that in the tobacco use in the united states? no, it hasn't. hasn't curtailed it is stats show that it has curtailed tobacco use and it's shifting now to developing and other sources of tobacco. bottom line, know is,
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is that onlookers and public health officials that i've spoken to today say that this money, if used correctly, there's 26000000000. again, a lot of this is going to go to lawyers by the way. but once it starts being distributed to states and local municipalities, if it is used properly, it could be a good 1st step to contain the epidemic of opioids in the united states. but again, it has to be used correctly and used in the right manner. that could save lives, help addicts get beat, their addiction and rehabilitate their lives, and also educate people on how to properly use safe opioids, their prescription drugs essentially. so bottom line is we probably won't be for many years until we find out what kind of results this settlement has, but $26000000000.00. certainly a lot of money that if used properly, public health advocate say could go a long way to, to helping in this endemic or closing it down. one that has taken the lives they
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should say of 500000 americans and almost 93000 americans. last year alone, they really are shocking numbers. gabriel is on the with the latest on that story from new york gave. thank you. now coming up on this news hour from london gun men in northwest nigeria release, a 100 kids that victim. many of them mothers. and their children, the celebrations continue instead of goal despite africa. calling from a corona virus surge, fueled by the belt a very and i've been sport them a walking box. procure the n, be a truck, and ship for the 1st time in half a century. ah, the company has no position. party is demanding to know where it's chairman is after an overnight police raid officer is rounded up. freeman and boy and 10 other
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today ma party members. the party says the arrests are proved, the president semi as lou, her son is continuing for a perry and ism of a previous as sir john michael fully who died in march. catherine saw reports the police in northwest townsend. he is once a city looking for anyone trying to attend a meeting called by the opposition, shut down my party. that's despite the rest of 11 party members, including its leader freeman. boy. the opposition has been calling for constitutional changes, such as the reduction of presidential powers and an independent electoral commission. but the, but really beginning to constitution, we are fighting for he's not just for us, but for everybody. it is to foster unity and make sure few individuals do not make decisions to hurt the nation. the constitution will hold leaders to account when they overstep their mandate. police say by holding public gathering, the politicians were breaking coffee,
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1900 regulation. put in place by speaker. sorry about the topic, but we're just making sure people ahead of the laws of the country that invited many people who are turning their plan, meeting from a party meeting into a public one, even though their plans before an indoor meeting. but party officials say this is an attempt by the government to scaffold their post for constitutional reform, semi as we will husband times when you had the new president send me as to lu, happen to cove after the death of john michael fully in march. people are hopeful, she would move away from her predecessors, policies, they say rolled back them aquatic freedoms that country had gained. she has said, the main priority is growing the economy. the president's position. is that the constitution? well, the reforms will need to white lifting the bond on political rallies that's in place and times and year. we'll also need to wait until she has had time to in her words,
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open up the economy. that something that is consistent with, with our previous magazine, you said more or less the same things, but you need a time to fix up the economy before coming back to this constitutional question. this is a fast the rest of he political leader. since a president to power times and yet slowly shifting a handling of covet 19 from denial to putting some half part of the place, authority will not allow a flouting of the room to demo officials insist. the motive behind the rest of the leaders is to stifle their voice county. so i'll just 0 to do list to is to them as vice chairman and was in the presidential candidate in the 2020 election 3 years after surviving an attempt on his life. he now lives in belgium after leaving townsend here because of threats against him, and he joins us now from that teen and in belgium. sir, thank you so much for joining us here on al jazeera, the 1st of all,
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through your contacts in tanzania and the people that you speak to do you have any idea whether to them a chairman is right now. freeman and boy, thank you very much. first of all, for having me on your program, out to answer your question, they let us inflammation that we have about the whereabouts of ms. dumbo. it is that he was believe in for 16 long hours from one's in the northwest to data, salam, and left a few hours ago, the police finished dispatching. he's in, as he does, his residences in dallas alarm, looking for evidence, apparently of a constitution making equip, penson. he's in his residence. so they finished, you know, searching his premises are left few hours. he's in dallas law. and just more generally, of course, what is your reaction to what we've seen,
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the chairman and 10 of the members of the party effectively being taken now? allegedly, you know, it was by gatherings without government permission, but what is your reaction to this? my reaction festival is one of deep dismay and disappointment at the time of events. but i'm not entirely surprised by what is happening. i was one of the says people to say that they're up to me z menda hop. that things were going to change after president muggle full is death in much and the function of office by the new president where miss plesk. and i said the hopes on his plans to because the new president herself went on record a few days after she became president in which she said that she will bear the kindly continue with mabel, fall is toxic legacy. and therefore,
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what is happening today is presidents i'm, yes, lou have continuing on the path to talk to her by her predecessor present model fully in a government in which says, she's served as, as a vice president for 5 years. so it is, it is my goal fully as him without muggle fully. and that is not entirely surprising to me. so if the hope is you say, of a change after my go foolish, if that hope has been dashed, what is it that you want to see happen both within times any f and perhaps the kind of reaction you'd want to see from the international community? what we want to happen inside cons, media is 4 times money and people to tech my cars to the our own hand by taking mass democratic action to compare the powers that be to,
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to allow political freedoms to change our constitution in order to create a bad time more democratic polity in cons, nia, to create the government that was packed people's rights and peoples freedoms. internationally. i think the events of last year last night and of this previous week have shown beyond a doubt that what we have is not a new government, but a continuation of and i'll talk receipt, which was started by pres muggle, fully 5 us saw years ago. what we have seen is eric jim with a change only in the 1st in one fest at the top. but essentially the same policy does the same repression. the same untied democratic practices and international community. she will tech a position to i. so let this re gym and to side by those who are struggling for
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democracy in tanzania. i mean, you are the living embodiment of people struggling for democracy. you've had an attempt to own your life a few years ago that you survived, but it led to various surgeries. you now live in belgium because you have to leave towns. because basically you feared threats against you just that i guess perhaps. but tell us just how dangerous is it to be an opposition politician in terms in your right now? being an opposition politician in cons? mia? about the past 5 years. not just now, but over the past 5 years has been a med risk on life on, on our lives, on our freedoms. i was lucky, i was, i survived a 16 bullet, but i'm still alive that i saw many of the leaders of my party and other other members who were not so lucky. were a doctor that night,
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the way mr. bowers abducted last night and wound up never saw them again. others were murdered in cold blood. we have had during this 5 years, hundreds of dead bodies washing up in the wind rebuttal feeding the south and on india, ocean beaches, south of data a lot. all these people believed to have been killed by the security forces. so, so it has been a very difficult 5 years for the opposition in the country, but not just for the opposition business people. by piece news journalists have also paid a bit high price. and from what we are seeing now is just a continuation of repression of the horrible depression that has been visited on the country since 2015. the newly suture them as a vice chairman,
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speaking to us from belgium. sir, thank you so much for joining us. thank you so much for having me. lots more still to come on. this news that we're including a jailed politician from $0.01 to cheese party dies of cobra, 1900 me and mar, where the virus is running rampant. the u. s. b u. case that's up efforts to stop the record numbers of illegal migrants coming from france for rights group say they're only making the channel crossing with here. and then sport kept remain on beef and the gold costs and the u. s. highlights coming up later when the new ah hello, notice you it's all about the heat said cross. so british sheil,
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here's our temperatures on thursday, london, 27 degrees. we're still hanging onto whether alerts just for how high the heat is. now in terms of that precipitation, we can find it toward eastern sections of ukraine toward the south east of russia on thursday, we've got a bit of cloud cover towards central areas of the continent. so that's going to keep your temperatures lower, where a temperatures are very high. we'll check in towards spain right now and look at this madrid $37.00 degrees. seville could potentially touch 40 degrees as we head toward thursday. keeping this theme of heat going toward turkey. we set a new high temperature ever recorded in the country toward the se, pretty close to the border or syria there with a high of 49 point one degrees. and here's her temperatures on thursday. we've got some rain across southern shores of the black sea is stem bull may catch a few spits of rain with the high of 29. the heats also a factor as we head toward morocco. look at some of these temperatures here as well . mara cash $45.00 degrees and also for algeria alger is getting up to
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a height of $37.00 across the gulf of guinea. we've got our usual pulses of rain stretching across into sierra the own on thursday. that's your forecast. the coveted beyond well taken without hesitation and died for carla finds out a lot of new babies, which i did not think it's neglected. babies to death, people in power investigate, exposes, and questions they used to be of our around the globe are now to 0. when the news break pinion journal is complained that they are systematically. and the story needs to be told, we watched the last helicopter, leave the roof,
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