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fine, despite growing opposition and spiraling costs, thousands of athletes completing an empty stadium. amid the corona virus endemic algae, here it will be inside the olympic bubbles, bringing you the latest from again, right? no other. oh i as i've gone to help us forces prepare to be flown out, we speak to to who are among many still waiting the me watching all your life from a headquarters in ohio getting data also coming up. the philippines are versus it's, this isn't to scrap a defense pack that allows large scale combat exercises with the united states. we just need to finish the job with science, with facts, with the truth,
with infections on the rise. us president joe biden offers incentives to get more people vaccinated against proven 19 and running dry. iraq finds itself sort of water after iran diverts what were once reliable supplies. awe thanks for joining us. the u. s. congress have overwhelmingly passed emergency legislation, which includes more visas for afghans who worked alongside american lead forces during the war. there'll be a 1000 additional visas and $500000000.00 to help pay for emergency transportation as well as housing. the 1st group of i've gotten interpreters, their families and others who assisted foreign troops are due to arrive in the us soon. let's bring in charlotte bellows joining us from travel. so how is this being viewed? and i've done the sun. well we have to tell you that actually one of the 1st flights
that we just talked about according to the associated press has actually arrived in the united states. now, yesterday, a couple took off, they were the 1st afghan interpreters, and others had worked with the government and military to leave campbell. and we are expecting about 2500 to leave by the end of this week. although the u. s. embassy is very secretive about who is on these slides when they're taking off and when they are landing, because they've told us that they're incredibly worried about the security and privacy of these interpret is they worried about the planes because this is going to be going for another month and they're worried if any logistics get out now about who these people are and how they're getting out, that it will put the jeopardy a future evacuation to put them in harm's way. now about 20000 people have applied for this spatial immigrant. visa. you can get the special immigrant fees or if you've worked for the us government or the us military for more than 2 years.
and advocates to these people say on average of is about 4 and a half people, 4 and a half people in a family going. so you can take your immediate family members. so that's a huge number, $90000.00 people that they have to get out within the next month. and it's an incredible logistical mission. they haven't done anything the united states like this on this magnitude since vietnam. so surely what happens to the others who are still waiting? well, the thousands of people who want to get out as the security situation worse every day. we have more people looking for avenues out and you've got all the people who work for other nato allies. there is some loosen there, there are more people starting to get out through various other nations. but then you got people who worked for the american media organizations and years. other contractors and a lot of them are having to take matters into their own hands. you in his told us
that they are forecasting that if the situation continues as it is that $1500000.00 afghans going to flee, it's going to stop by the end of the year. now as far as the people with those special immigrant phases who, who are going to the united states, we've talked to a couple of them in the similar lot of confusion because some of them say waited 3 years. and i still don't know if i'm going to be on the flight. so apparently i'm in progress. but there's no one that i can speak to. we talk to another young man who got a letter last week saying he has to be on these evacuation flights. and he hasn't heard anything further and he is getting increasingly concerned his story. 3 years ali was a translator for the us army in his home province at home. and in may, he took a bus to cobble for an interview at the us embassy. and his waited since then at this guest house last week he was approved for evacuation, but he has heard nothing more. when i wake up in the morning in the morning to
check it again. but there was nothing. so i called to my other friends, but nothing happened. and he said i be patient. ali is one of about $20000.00 africans who replied for a special immigrant visa. those who worked for at least 2 years for the us government or military eligible. the process has been long and advocate to say, increasingly confusing. a lot of people have received offers to relocate them and evacuate them safely out of the country. the problem we're seeing is that these people are responding to the letters. and at this point, there are some that are saying it's been a week, it's been 7 days and it had no response back as the telephone take more territory. the stakes arising from many of those who worked with foreign forces, all of my relatives and other people who are living in our area. they know me. like
these guy was interpreter and they will tend to talk about like, there are some people that they will tell like he was a linguist. so i will not go never to that again. are you a mattie worked as a translator for the us department of defense and state she 1st applied for a visa in 2017. her application is under review. it's really difficult survive here . and every the way thing if, if i gave an email for the location and evacuation, but unfortunately, we don't have con approval yet, so it's making me hopeless. who knows? i will get it or not. in a statement, the taliban said, africans who have worked with foreign forces should not be skews. it says it hopes interpret his stay to serve their country. and if they do, they will not be threatened by the group interpret as we spoke to found that hard to believe is not a threat to thrash on thought of,
and we cannot guarantee our lives with them. they cannot trust them. security is tight with the u. s embassy refusing to release any information about who is on the flight when they will call them or arrive in the united states in order to protect those who are leaving us. going with these might expected to continue for the next month. do or any information further evacuation in charlotte bell is 20 focused on prime minister has strongly denied the fighters from his country have cross the border to fight alongside the taliban. iran con was pressed about the allegations during an interview with u. s. media, he added that pakistan had suffered tremendously during the long us lead afghan war and american forces will not be allowed to launch emissions from focused on. like a son was more like a hired gun. the u. s. is that we paid you gave you aid, and that's why you were fighting this. so called war on terror. by august, 3rd,
on the other hand, felt that here was a country which had no need to be part of this war. it loses the $70000.00. i mean, where, which other country has lost 70000 people fighting for someone, someone else's war. so pakistan is felt that here we were fighting us his war. i economy devastated. it was miniscule compared to the amount of money we lost in the economy. and yet, we will blame for the failure to apply this done. this is the pockets to the point of view the philippines as restoring a defense packed with the united states that allows for large scale joint military exercises. the move was announced during a visit by us defense secretary lloyd austin, the philippine president rodriguez, the territory. he said he'd scruffy agreement last year, but had repeatedly delayed going through with it for the 3rd day for his decision or visit
a worth reading. our preparation, raising the prices and as we do wrong resilience us will be alliance will remain vital ability very well, let's not bring in the other doug, and she's joining us from manila. so this is a complete uterine from the philippine president jamila. what's behind the move and what does this tell us about the dynamics in the region? well, green, when the us secretary of defense lloyd austin, arrived late thursday. in manila, he met up with president rodrigo the 3rd day for 75 minutes. it was a critical face to face meeting between representatives of 2 countries, the highest official of the by the administration to ever visits since president
biden was worn into office. meeting with the president was basically beside that since he was foreign into office in 2016. but he, the country was going to distance itself from its long standing. i like the united states and pivot closer to china. as we can remember, president rodrigo, the very, unilaterally abrogated the visiting for disagreement last year, which was originally signed in 1998 after his own light and police chief was denied the un visa for his involvement in the war on drugs in the philippines. now during a press conference between secretary austin and his counterpart secretary lorenzo. and here in manila, they spoke about the prospect or renewed partnership. they talked about about $300.00 exercises over the next year between the 2 countries. there will be an involvement of the u. s. on the modernization plan of the philippine military and most critically really is the enhanced maritime cooperation of the with the u. s.
and the philippines in, in the, in the south china sea. as the influence obviously, of china looms large on there at the administration. many people, many here actually see that this is a welcome development that the visit of secretary austin was a boost, but he was something that was carefully negotiated quietly by the defense establishment here. and foreign affairs officials, both here and the us. so how significance would you say this meeting was jamila? while it's, it's significant in a sense that as the parent the enters his final year in office, basically a lot of the scaled down activities that, that were basically a lot of activities that were scaled down over the past 2 years since it took off is, are going to be put back. it means though that we're expecting more us troops to be rotating here in the philippines. more defense cooperation, and has maritime secured security training. and although lastly, the read it,
this actually comes as a surprise to many majority of the people who are here in the philippines filipinos to fight the defense establishment has always been pro america in terms of their leaning and of always race concerns behind closed doors about the abrogation of the visiting forces agreement, which is critical as many believe in deterring the expansion of china in reclamation, in areas in the chinese, the particularly in the spread this group of islands, which the philippines have control of several areas. thank you so much for that. update from an along bringing some breaking news out of hong kong and we're hearing the 1st person to be tried under hong kong. national security law has now been sentenced to a total of 9 years in prison. tony on kit was convicted on tuesday on charges of inciting secession and terrorism. he was arrested last year for writing a motor by into a group of police officers, as you can see in that video right there. while flying a fly calling for hong kong liberation,
amnesty international has condemned his conviction as the beginning of the end of freedom of expression in the city. coming up on al jazeera right after a check of the weather. the alarming new research on code 1900 delta variance, which reportedly showed its contagious as chicken from the company that one shook up wall street is doing it again. it goes public. ah hello there. we've seen some very unsettled weather across central and western parts of europe in particular. northern italy, so severe storms cause flash, flooding and landslides. this is the scene in lake como,
where the clean up operation is now underway. but there is more wet weather on the way. if we take a closer look, it's not just northern parts of italy that are going to be affected. those storms are going to rumble across southern parts of france into switzerland and we're going to get some heavy downpours in austria and into hungry. we could see some more flooding where those rains for heaviest, but to the south. so this, it is a very hot picture. we've got heat warnings out across serbia as well as for bosnia and herzegovina as well as the southern parts of italy. as those temperatures just continue to climb for the iberian peninsula. the heat is also one, but temperatures aren't as high as we have seen them recently. and things are going to get wet up in the north as we go into saturday. and soon the story for the british childs it's going to be wet and windy, come the weekend. and the weather system throwing rain and wind, the crossing to denmark and parts of scandinavia. so wet weather for norway and sweden as well as for west and pots of russia that shall weather update.
the frank assessments isn't argument for suggesting that the martin and ministrations are playing a long game. it's very much of a warm embrace of the iran nuclear deal because of us domestic politics informed opinions, schools, and shelters of been reduced to rubble. how do you think this shapes a generation and their politics then their life has been shape? why vitamin the in depth analysis of the dates global headlines inside story on our jazeera ah ah,
hello again, the top floors on al jazeera this hour. the 1st person to be tried under phone calls, national through the law, has been sentenced and total was 9 years in prison. tony was convicted on charges with him stating successful terrorism. the associated press is reporting the 1st plane full of afghan interpreters because arrived in the us earlier, congress possible increasing the number of visas for interpreters who faced taliban retaliation. focused on prime minister has denied reports in providing fighters on safe havens to the taliban, half down officials of accused pockets on government ascending 10000 fighters into left on his son, tennessee, as president has appointed a new interior minister days after assessing the prime minister on suspending parliament crisis, i yet use the announcement to dismiss accusations that he carried out. a qu, julian wolf reports, day by day to me as president,
is remaking the government on thursday. can you say he'd appointed a former national security adviser to run the interior ministry? it follows dismissal of a long list of senior officials and the president use the moment to defend his actions. the mere, the state is not a public moved by strings. there are lobbies and corrupt individuals who have been pulling the strings from behind the curtain, thus the conditions at this historical moment forced me to take such exceptional measures on him. he invoked emergency powers on sunday, seizing control of the government. critics call it a qu, but seed says a dire economy surging pandemic and miss governance justify his actions. there are concerns about a crackdown on free speech after said replace the national tv station chief. that came hours after a journalist and human rights activists were temporarily barred from appearing on air. whatever the explanation of what happened at the state television, civil society is aware of any attempts to effect our freedom. the liberties
acquired through the struggle that unity and people we are watching where all of this is going carefully. since the arab spring uprising a decade ago, western countries have applauded to need his political transition. in an interview with al jazeera us secretary of state, anthony blinking said he'd urge you to preserve that. denise has been a remarkable demonstration of democracy. and it's really, i think, been a strong example, not just for the region but for the world. and we have concerns about deviating from that democratic path. the streets are calm, but people say they need result in. we're following the situation of day by day. there is no blank check. true that we have faith in him. and we believe in his good intentions, but the implementation remains an obstacle for both supporters and opponents of the
president to niecy and now appears to be at a crucial cross road. julian wolfe al jazeera in an internal report by the us centers for disease control. and prevention says a delta variant is asked contagious as chicken pox. a copy of the documents obtained by u. s. media outlets shows the variance is more transmissible than the viruses that cause ebola. the common cold, as well as the seasonal flu and smallpox analysis also indicate people infected with the delta vary and carry large amounts of it in their nose on throat. regardless of vaccination status. japan's government has proposed extending the current of iris data for emergency in tokyo until the end of august and expanding it to several other regions. a panel is expected to agree on the measure before it's formally announced. it will apply to 3 prefecture as near the olympic
o city. on the western prefecture of osaka. thailand is banning domestic travel to the tourist hotspot of next month, but foreigners vaccinated against cobra. 1900 will fill the welcome. the resort island is at the center of efforts to revive the tourism industry, which has been devastated during the past 18 months. thailand was mostly unscathed by the pans until recently on thursday reported record daily numbers of infections and cases, rise timelines. government is warning people against spreading what it calls damaging information. tony chang has more on that from bangkok. well, this is, i think, some of a shock to people who are really wishing the gun would concentrate its efforts on trying to resolve the dramatic rises in an infection rate. and that we've seen over the past 3 weeks. nonetheless, the government has published new regulations saying that it will have people who
publish misinformation now using the term fake news, potentially as it's described in the law. it says anyone who creates panic amongst the public by publishing information regarding the cove at 19 crisis. now they've actually had these pounds since they introduced the lockdown measures 2 weeks ago, but they've decided to tighten them up to the prime minister. and the person in charge of the digital ministry said they would be enforced. they've asked internet service providers to shut down the eyes piece of any one they feel is guilty of doing this. but i think basically there is, it's an indication that there is a lot of criticism out there about the government. now, us president joe biden has announced a new purse to get more americans vaccinated, including new rules for federal government employees, as well as cash incentives. she returns the reports from washington. just a few weeks ago the white house was counting. what it said would be
a summer of joy and freedom. things have changed. this american tragedy. people are dying and will die. who don't have to die throughout their own vaccinate. you don't have to die. you as president announced a mixture of incentives and requirements. employers will be reimbursed for paid sickly given to employees to get vaccinated and bite and urge local authorities use emergency federal aid to offer the unvaccinated $100.00 to get their shots. in addition, federal government, employees, and contract as will be required to disclose the vaccination status if they refuse or are vaccinated, they will be required to wear a mask no matter the location. physically, distance from others, be tested weekly or twice weekly, and have travel restrictions imposed. but this isn't a federal vaccine mandate. the presidents that he wasn't clear about the legality of one and federal employees have a choice not to get vaccinated, but clearly their working lives will be more difficult as
a result. by didn't made it clear, this was not a partisan issue that actually was developed and authorized under republican administration. and has been distributed, administered under a democratic administration. the vaccines are safe, highly effective. there's nothing political about. we have a country in crisis that wasn't the message on capitol hill, where mosques and mandatory in the house of representatives, leading to statements of outrage from the republican minority leader. the tweeter, the liberal officials, wanted to live in a perpetual pandemic state. which led to this withering response from the democratic speaker of the house. the science. it's a very unusual rare event you've been instructions leading virus expert has been trying to explain. this is a dynamic situation with change duties. the virus has changed. the delta varian has a very unusual capability of spreading much more easily than the alpha did. the
debate about masking in schools is getting heated across the country. these kids are not affected. please stop the insanity. you have already done damage to his kids by having them mask it. but other parents argue that it's masking up the route and the confusion about safety. oh, tremendously more so comfortable because strategy worked, they proved it work. they proved at work last year. but perhaps there are some hopeful signs that they're using, decided not to get the vaccination so far. may not be firmly entrenched in that position. was still way down from the peak scene in april. the numbers, if they were getting facts they could have been creeping up week on week she ever time see al jazeera washington. a mass vaccination campaign is underway in one of rio de janeiro poorest neighborhoods as part of a new study researchers and to inoculate the entire adult population in my re slum complex. that's home to a 130000 people. and they'll be looking at the effectiveness of the vaccine against
new various iraq is facing a water and potentially a humanitarian crisis. because supplies from iran are drying up. iraq usually relies on its neighbor for a 3rd if it supplies. but new dam projects have cut back my head reports from the eastern province of deanna. this is not a field. it's a league except there is no water. so grass is growing and feeding the sheep like other water streams in eastern iraq. henry lake has been drying up since iran has started diverting with the river flow. new it's bordered with iraq. now live in the yellow province is all about drought cannot that were once full of water at all . now filled with rubbish. nearby orchards and farms, otto withered, desiccated landscape. about 65 percent of the yellow residents, 3 light on agriculture. many of them have now left. dead roots are all that
remain valley middle eggs, orange and pomegranates orchard. he says some of his neighbors have had to take on construction jobs and pay daily land them. connie had been cutting only a few farm, is managed to dig wells, to irrigate the land. we buy underground water for household use and it's still costly because we've lost farms. the only source of income tankers now provide the water supply for many areas. but in some remote villages, water from wealth is disseminated and sold for drinking. officials say that cannot be sustainable couple off guy, but he we can't rely on well water for a long time. we have suspended all agricultural activities. the 2 countries must start negotiations and come up with an immediate solution to the crime. iran and iraq had a 1975 agreement for shared water. but that fell apart when the 2 countries went to
war. in the 1980s, henry lake used to hold more than 2000000000 cubic meters of water. though, because of iran's dam program, it is lost much of that capacity. it is resulted in the yellow river drying up seriously, affecting one of iraq's 2 major river sources. the tigris iraq has been suffering significant water shortages in several other regions with flows of the tigris and euphrates rivers. the country's life lines also obstructed by dams built by turkey, expert se, unless a deal can be achieved on water supplies. hundreds of thousands of her toes of agricultural lands could disappear and that could cause a major population shift in the region. abroad had al jazeera india or province eastern iraq. the mob all stock trading out that promise to shake up the investment market is now listed on wall street. shares and robin hood slumped more
than 8 percent on their 1st day of trading. the app has introduced millions to the world of investing, but it's also raise questions about regulation as particle, hey reports. the company that pride itself on shaking of wall street is now part of it. the mobile stock trading at robin hood unveiled its stock at $38.00 a share, giving it an initial value of $32000000000.00. and really the company offers mobile users free access to buy and sell stocks. in their promotional videos, they say they are democratizing wall street for a whole new generation who were previously unable to trade. we built a mobile 1st product that didn't charge commissions or require account minimums. we didn't build robin hood for the rich or those with decades of experience. we built it for everyone. were humbled to be serving over 22000000 people. the critic say that can also be a bad thing. the gamification has become an issue because it's
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controversies. i think that robin hood has more inexperienced traitors, and therefore, as a proportion encourages riskier trading without the full disclosure of the responsibility. when you have that many inexperienced rangers, robin hood his racing increased scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers, but with a view on the nasdaq stock exchange, it will now have the money to fight back. yours category. have al jazeera on washington with a mission. ah, hello, we're going to headlines and i'll just 0. the 1st person to be tried under hong kong, national law has been sentenced to 9 years in prison. tony on.