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we bring you the stories and developments that are rapidly changing the world we live in time in that designate adult had made as the task of fixing a war torn economy. counting the cost on al jazeera, the news the getting out for their own safety. the 1st flight of off, down to help american forces arrived in the us. ah, the real life from a headquarters in delphi, i'm getting gauge are also coming up 9 years in prison for an act of defiance. the sentencing of the 1st person convicted in hong kong under beijing's national security law. they've fenced off just
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a week into the olympics. there is growing concern about japan's current, a virus crisis. running dry iraq find itself sort of water after iran diverse what were once reliable supplies ah well come home. the words of us president joe biden, who's called the 1st evacuation of afghan interpreters and their families. an important milestone for the u. s. is carrying out a huge operation to relocate off gun interpreters and their families who are afraid of taliban retaliation. now we don't know the specific numbers, but thousands of people could be flown out in the coming weeks under operation allies, refuge, 221 off guns including children landed in virginia early on friday, or 20000 and others of applied for
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a special immigration immigrant visas and those who worked for the us government or military for at least 2 years are eligible. but the process has been long and it's been confusing. on thursday, the u. s. congress is some of the requirements allowing more visa for afghans and provided emergency funding for their transportation as well as their housing. but the crossover, it's hard to get her to a james based joining us from cobbler. so break it down for us, james, because this is just the start of a huge operation. it's a very big operation, but what they're actually saying is that this is not a new operation. they have, in previous, it is allowed some african interpreters when they've done the right paperwork to go to the united states. i've actually just come back from the u. s embassy, not very far from where i am, but it takes a bit of time to get there because it's a highly fortified compound where the acting ambassador ross wilson has pretty briefing reporters about this expedited program. they hope to get many more visas
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to those that have worked with the americans very soon. but let's look at the context of the big picture. the u. s. have been in, i've got a son for 20 years. they had many, many partners here. they had all of the nato allies, so that's 30 countries in all plus many other countries who were involved fighting alongside nato in the ice coalition. remember, they were also n g o z. here, security contract is media. so many people, so many afghans, particularly in cobble, have been working with the international community. clearly the us now feel their security is at risk, but i put it to a bus, the wilson ones, he's dealing with other lucky few. what's your message to those that have no choice, but to stay a 1st, i wanna reiterate. we're through this action seeking to meet our commitment to those who made commitments to us and acted on that 2nd to the larger
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population. here. i would say 1st, we continue to to provide strong support to the afghan defense and security forces into the government to defend the people of this country and to provide the necessary security in which in which they can live in a safe and appropriate manner. james, the senate has passed this emergency measure, but is the feeling that it's simply not enough to help all those who as you're saying, i have worked with the americans over the years while they're all pretty tight criteria for this scheme. for people to be eligible for this scheme and there are some that have already been rejected. so they are people who work for the u. s. military, but have been rejected by this scheme. i'm not going to stay here. they could be in some danger. what about those that live in outlying areas in the south of afghanistan, for example, helmand and candle. in recent days we've seen
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a fresh intensification of the fighting all the even going to get to cobble in order to put in the paperwork. there are many questions, clearly this is going to benefit some. i've gone through a fearful about the resurgence of the taliban, but there are others who i think will be in fear, who perhaps will not be able to for many reasons, get to the united states. james, very thank you so much for that update from couple now the 1st person to be tried under basic national security law. hong kong has incentive to a total of 9 years in prison. tonguing kit was convicted for inciting, secession on terrorism. he was arrested last year for writing a motorbike into a group of police officers while flying a fly, calling for hong kong separation. and the students are national, condemned, his conviction as the beginning of the end of freedom of expression in the city. emily allows the chair woman of the international affairs committee of hong kong
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democratic party. she says the length of the sentence is designed to send a message if it's a very, very heavy sentence. and if the chinese government wants to send a signal to the hong kong, people about not reaching the national security law, they have really done it quite successfully. and i think many people are being in jamaica ages and, but i just wanted to tell you the game is not over. we will continue to fight for civil and political rights. and in a way, it truly is stressing that in the judgement, there was little mention of the protection of civil and political rights, which i in fact in the national security law. so now people just don't know whether these rights are protected at all. the boundaries are not very clear and hence it make people even more vehicle. i think nobody like to see time i oh and you know
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chaos that's true. but we also warn hong kong to be what he was not too long ago of safe by granted. and a free city, but that is know, many people, a very, very worried in spite of now we have jubilation in the city. about our swim is our friends is winning gold medals and silver medal in tokyo. but the people are very, very worried. they don't know when they will step on the red line and get arrested and may be sent to jail for many, many years. a current of iris crisis in the olympics. host country is getting more worrying by the day. japan is expanding a state of emergency and restrictions will remain in tokyo until the end of next
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month. prime minister, yes, you have. the suga says the virus is spreading at an unprecedented speed. and it's mostly because of the delta. a variance here is rob mcbride. with cases spiking, tokyo, it seems, has no choice, but to extend it state of emergency through to the end of august. because then you're going to deal with unprecedented speed. the infection is spreading in the capital and can cy area the delta variant spreading with strength. and if this doesn't slow down, it will potentially lead to a medical health system crisis. japan is struggling with competing trends. the increasing spread of the more transmissible delta variant accounting. now, for nearly 3 quarters of all new cases in tokyo versus growing pandemic fatigue. with noticeably more people failing to stay off the streets than they did after state of emergency announcements in the past with the seat of emergency being enforced so many times i think people are starting not to take it so seriously. and
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because of that, there have been more cases at this point. i think there's not much you can do, even if you get the corona virus, i don't want to get infected. but there are a lot of people who can't avoid it. states of emergency are expected to be extended to 3 more prefecture as neighboring, tokyo, as well as o. sucka, which was badly hit by an earlier wave of the pandemic in the spring when its hospital resources were stretched to the breaking point. the fear is unless this wave can be brought under control, other prefect years will suffer a similar strain. cancer, it has been recognised that both the infection situation and the pressure on the medical care provision system is extremely severe. and still, even as these games finish their 1st week, protesters continue to demand that cancellation, taking their message to the office of the prime minister. ja shaheed,
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a suga in this election year, suga may find pushing ahead with these games will cost him politically, with still deep uncertainty over what price japan will bear in terms of public health. robert bride al jazeera and olympic organizers have acknowledged for the 1st time that people within the protective bubble have been mixing with the wider japanese population. they insist there is no link between the games and the record . spike in corona virus numbers and the capitol and richardson reports. and so this was a day when fans should have been keeping up at coco's national stadium to watch the 1st track and field events. instead, a view of the olympic rings outside the venue is the best they can hopeful due to concerns over the spread of corona virus, the japanese public is being kept away from the athletes organizes insist, these competitors attested more often to covey 19 than any other community. in the
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world and say there is no link between the gangs taking place an inspection writes hitting record levels in this city. but elliptic officials have the 1st time admitted not everyone connected to the games is following the rules about minimizing contacts with the white population. there has been some casey's debt. the, those accreditations were temporary suspended. we are not keeping their specific numbers today, but there has been a certain number of cases we have addressed. tokyo is officially under a state of emergency, as dramatic as that sounds. it's a request rather than a law or an order and it relies on public cooperation. government critics say carrying on with the games is sending the wrong signals of the hampering the message of staying at home by the government by making begin. so if you
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don't be producing at the most of the up, up, the reason that the, nothing going on. and if i were happy here, 80 linked to the current increase of the infection. i think 27, you eliminate related cases of covey. 19 were reported on friday. 3 australian athletes remain in isolation. after coming into contact with american po, volt at some kendricks. he's out of the games after a positive test. i believe those a mixture of maybe a brief hug and handshake from some others, but i haven't done all the details except that it was brief and but you know, again, it's, and we can understand how these things occur. but what's a reminder that we, this is a games that's different and we just can't afford to take that sort of risks. it all means a once in a generation sporting event, that's the most japanese from being reduced to a brief photo oppertunity and the richardson al jazeera, tokyo,
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china is battling its 1st major cove in 1900 outbreak and month. hundreds of thousands of people are locked on and drank, and province. a cluster of cases was 1st deducted in the regional capital nan jane, but her breast of 5 provinces on the capital of aging, nearly 200 people have been infected since earlier this month. officials believe its link to the delta variance and 13000000 people in and around the philippines. capital will soon go into the toughest year of restrictions. once again, a 2 week lockdown will be imposed in manila next week. people won't be able to leave their homes except for essential shopping. a bad on travelers coming from 10 countries has also been extended still had on al jazeera, countering in a sort of china. the philippines on the u. s. restore a major military agreement and an alarming new research uncovered 1900 delta variance, which reportedly chose if, as contagious as the chicken ah,
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ah, it's time for the journey to winter sponsored by kettle airways. hello, it's july 30th. here are your weather headlines for asia pacific, some very heavy rain moving through southern areas of china and taiwan. so for example, hong kong, over the past 24 hours, 55 millimeters of rain and much of the same can be expected on saturday. as that rain is also swooping into taiwan. a run of rain for shanghai and our heavier pulses of rain toward the north of china, unsettled across the korean peninsula and some showers, tokyo and osaka on saturday. next we're going to go to southeast asia, look at this, some heavy rain pulling through northern vietnam. this will impact noise. we've got our southwest monsoon steering brain into loose on island in the philippines. so
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the american river, we know dangerous water levels and we continue to watch that further to the south. we'll see some spells as sunshine, but we do have rain for bank car coachman city called them poor singapore. right through to jakarta on saturday. there's an update on the south west monsoon. we're getting a bit of a breather for the west coast of india. the danger zone has now shifted further to the north end to the ease of for states like what spend golf and will. and this one in pakistan where we've got some fierce winds toward the southern portion of the country impacting karachi sponsored pay cut on airways in 2001 the front around very well. arab australians accused of being enemies within and attacking the way of life were treated like we were old suspects. we were all struggling to adapt to the new found home out there
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explored the history of the lebanese community and australia once upon a time and punched on out era. ah, ah, the hello again, the top stories when i was 0, this our us president joe biden has called the arrival of the 1st evacuation flight carrying guns. unimportant milestone. $221.00 guns, including children, landed in virginia early on friday, thousands more. who are afraid of taliban retaliation are still waiting to be re shuttle the 1st person to be tried under basic national security law. hong kong has been sentenced to a total of 9 years and they're going to listen picks it up inside
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a profession on terrorism. japan's prime minister has confirmed the corona, virus data for emergency will be expanded for more areas outside. the city has been reporting refer daily, increases of new infections for the past few days. soon as you, as president is appointed a new interior minister days after sacking. the prime minister in suspending parliament crisis high is use the announcement to dismiss accusations that he carried out to julian wolf reports the day by day to me as president is remaking the government on thursday. you said appointed a former national security adviser to run the interior ministry. it follows the dismissal of a long list of senior officials and the president use the moment to defend his actions. the mere to state is not a public moved by strings. there are lobbies and corrupt individuals who have been pulling the strings from behind the curtain us the conditions at this historical moment i'm forced me to take such exceptional measures on he invoked emergency
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powers on sunday, seizing control of the government. critics call it a qu, but i. e says a dire economy surging pandemic and miss governance justify his actions. there are concerns about a crackdown on free speech after said replace a national tv station chief. that came hours after a journalist and human rights are vest, 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 out freedom. the liberties acquired through the struggle that you knew, he 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 l 0 us secretary of state antony blinking, said he'd urge you to preserve that we stand rather. denise has been a remarkable demonstration of democracy and it's really, i think,
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been a strong example, not just for, for the region but for the world. and we have concerns about deviating from that democratic past. the streets are calm, but people say they need results and we're following the situation and 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 natasha now appears to be at a crucial cross road gillian wolf, al jazeera parker than's prime minister has strongly denied that fighters from his country have cross the border to fight alongside the taliban. iran con was pressed about the allegations during an interview with us media. he added that pakistan had suffered tremendously during the long us lead after the war. an american forces
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will not be allowed to launch emissions from pakistan. 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 on, 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 as, as 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 enough is done. this is the pakistani point of view. the philippines is restoring a defense packed with the united states that allows for large scale joint military exercises. the move was announced during a visit by the us defense secretary lloyd austin,
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the philippine president rodrigo. the territory said he'd scruffy agreement last year, but had repeatedly delayed going through with it. jemila also has more from the la it's important to look back at why this was unilaterally abrogated by president rodrigo that there in the 1st place. it was at the time when he's long time 8 and former police chief was denied a u. s. visa by the u. s. government, after its involvement into there is so called drug war that has killed thousands of filipinos in without. ation. 30 unilaterally abrogated a visiting for this agreement with the u. s. long, probably all this partner, in se, asia, over the past few months, there have been efforts by the defense department in the philippines, by the foreign affairs secretary here to restore that the visiting for this agreement. it's critical because it means that us forces are allowed to continuously be present here, although on rotation,
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but also increased operation between the 2 countries. it also means though, that during the time of a disaster upon demik greater cooperation will be allowed to logistical support. and we've seen basically that since president there was warn, in the office in 2016 when he declared is the word china and slowly we're away from its long standing in the us. it's been very clear that sign as an influence over the administration has been growing. so this effort this shipped by, by the, by the ministration official, the highest official to ever visit the philippines and president biden took office is actually a clear signal that the u. s. it's back on track that it's going to do it very best to renew ties with this. all this i live in asia thailand is banning domestic travel to the tourist hall spot of cas next month. the foreigner is vaccinated against cove in 1900 will still be welcome. the resort islands is at the center of efforts to revive the tourism industry, which has been devastated during the past 18 months. will prolong,
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was mostly unscathed by the pandemic until recently. on thursday reported record daily numbers of infections and death. this cases rise thailand. government is warning people against spreading what it calls damaging information. so the chang has learned that from by phone. 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. they're using the term fake news financially as it's described in the law. it's anyone who creates panic amongst the public by publishing information regarding the cove at 19 crisis. now they've actually had these powers, since they introduced the lockdown measures 2 weeks ago,
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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 that there is a lot of criticism out there about the government. now, australia is prime minister has thrown further down on the country, opening up its borders. scott morrison says the government will only consider letting people in and out if 80 percent of adults have had 2 doses of a current of virus vaccine. but he didn't set a time table to hit that target. australia has only fully vaccinated 14 percent of its population due to a slow rollouts. and israel is the world's 1st country to offer a 3rd shot of the code. 1900 vaccine presidents, isaac kurtz. org and his wife are the 1st to receive the booster. the extra shot will be for people above the age of 60 who got their 2nd dose more than 5 months
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ago. it's an attempt to curb infections caused by the delta variance and internal report by the us centers for disease control and prevention says the delta variance is 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 called the seasonal flu and small paul analysis also indicate people infected with the delta vary and carry large amounts of it in their nose on throats regardless of vaccination status. dr. gloria tele, on, he has a garage just and a professor for infectious diseases at less up in the university of rome. she explains how the delta variance is spreading more easily and are in a very producing and overwhelming number of very and every, every step of replication. and the most advantage. the changes div give to the virus and that most
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fitting the virus becomes and the, the mostly it becomes dominant prevalence of the other variance. therefore, what we see at the moment when the phase is that these y, n, is became in the prevalent one because simply it's capable of infecting more easily . the patience is producing a larger amount of particles of particles and therefore is able to spread with a much higher efficiency than before. and what we know at the moment is that by vaccinating and by producing out a high amount of c, but it's been vaccinated. subjects we can protect with a sufficient acceptable section the vaccine use, but we really don't know for how long this protection will work. since new
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variance we can appear in the future. in the u. s. multiple tornadoes of touch down in pennsylvania and wisconsin as a line of powerful storms swept across the states. one person died and several others were injured. the tornadoes tore through houses and scattered debris across roads. i stated for emergency has been declared in wisconsin. and take a look at this lake and southern argentina has turned a shade of pink environmentalists, blame it on pollution from a nearby industrial park. they say the lake is now so contaminated, no fish or wildlife can survive in its 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 that by more than 100 reports from the eastern province of the law. this is not
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a field. it's leak 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 near its border 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 farm's auto withered, dislocated landscape. about 65 percent of the yellow resident, 3 light on agriculture. many of them have now left dead roots are all the remain valley myrtle 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 too
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costly because we've lost our 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. proper law got, but 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 last march 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
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significant water shortages in several other regions with the flows of the tigris and euphrates rivers. the country's life lions also obstructed by dams built by turkey, expert se, unless a deal can be achieved on water supplies. hundreds of thousands of her tours of agricultural lands could disappear and that could cause a major population shift in the region. with a brewer had al jazeera india or province eastern iraq. ah, hello, the headlines on al jazeera us president joe biden has called the arrival of the 1st evacuation flight carrying off guns. an important milestone. $221.00 off guns including children, landed in virginia early on friday. thousands more. who are afraid of taliban retaliation? or.

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