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rich nations and poor ones, when it comes to vaccinating their populations from the geo politics to the pure economics, the misinformation, the latest developments, what's going on here is very different. first, stop, the vaccine comes in the form of a naval freight, special coverage of the colona virus pandemic on a jessina. me the me this is al jazeera. ah. hi there, i'm kimbell. this is the news all law from coming up in the next 60 minutes. the 1st group of afghan to assisted american troops, the ride along with the family in the us, the thought of a special relocation program. i'm charlotte bell is outside the passport office here in cobb where there's been a huge surge and applications as violence increases across that kind of stuff.
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i covered 19 cases and rising in tenure, the government is extending restrictions to prevent it from getting worse for 6 months, for responsibility for my mother's mother. and i'm not, she should still be alive. the son of a multi journalist who was murdered in 2017. that the government needs to happen, they'll have a live interview and pete a similar level you sports now that talk of it to hopes for the golden slam. moreover, as he uses in the semi finals at the tokyo gave me a new life is beginning for hundreds of afghans who worked alongside us led forces during the war. the 1st group and their families, touched down in the united states, have been left at home,
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was worried about taliban retaliation, and total $221.00 people. 1357 children and 15 babies have been taken to the fort the military base in virginia. hundreds more are due to follow. $20000.00 others have applied for the special immigrant visa, afghans who worked for the us government or military for at least 2 years are eligible. but it's a long and complicated process, and it's getting even harder for those still in afghanistan who are being forced to leave their homes because of the recent fighting world that from a different medic, this is james phase and just a moment, but 1st get an update from 2 of our port is in the us, we have alex fisher who's standing by for us at the white house. let's begin with hydro castro, who's outside the military base in fort lee, virginia, where these former u. s. translators work is and their families are arriving heidi. that's right, kim and they have been inside the military base now for the last few hours busses having taken them from
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a dulles airport to this military base. they'll reside here for maybe some 7 days, were told by the u. s. government, where they will complete their health streaming, which is the final step before receiving their green cards before their resettlement in cities across the country. i spoke with a man who was awaiting his cousin, came the fort life and back. both were interpreters for us forces in afghanistan. and one of the men comes from a family of 5 brothers who all signed up for that job. now 3 of those brother brothers have received us visas. there are 2 though who remain in hiding in cobble awaiting evacuation. this is a long drawn out process for the diesel approval, some 800 days on average. and the worry is that time is simply running out for those $20000.00 was who helped us forces in afghanistan and who are now feeling retaliation by being approaching taliban. how does your castro thank you very much
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for that update. us president joe biden said the fly is the 1st of many. his part of his statement today is an important milestone as we continue to fulfill our promise to the thousands of africa. nationals who served shoulder to shoulder with american troops and diplomats of the last 20 years and have gone on. most of all, i want to thank these brave afghans for standing with the us. and today i am proud to say to them, welcome home will and if ellen fisher is live for us now from the white house allen, i'm wondering how much of this is about optics. i mean, the u. s. is leaving behind the country and chaos. the taliban, as we've been saying make, making rapid advances, taking border crossings that us taliban deal doesn't seem to have been adhered to, at least in some senses. what would you here, the toy, know joe biden statement, and you add to that. what lloyd austin? the defense secretary said when he said they had a moral obligation to do something for the people who stood by us forces,
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it's more than just optics. they feel that they should recognize the work done by many of these interpreters and civilian staff that helped us over the last 20 years . the difficulty of course, is processing this year numbers because we're talking about thousands is somewhere in the region about $2500.00 will eventually make the way here to the us. about $700.00. have been process 200 already here. no, but that's $200.00 in total including the families. so there's a lot more still to go through that process. and that is why anthony blink and the secretary of state has been in the middle east this week talking to people like wait, looking to see if there are countries where we'll host some of these workers. while the carry out these extensive background checks checks that have to be carried out by the department, homeland security and also by the department of defense. the last thing that the u . s. or any administration would want is to bring someone into the u. s. on the
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special immigrant visa and find out that they were somehow linked to the taliban or could be a threat to us national security. so this process, i've taken slightly longer than you would expect, but the administration of quietly pleased with the way things are going the see it as organized. and they see it as something that is happening in good order before the us troops withdraw at the end of august, what the didn't born and to bite and talked about this at a news conference in the last month or so. was this that we saw when the u. s. pulled out of vietnam, which is helicopters essentially air lifting people from the roof of the u. s embassy as tanks, but through the front gate, this is slightly more organized than put together. and of course, the us is going to keep troops in afghanistan to protect the diplomatic mission there, and also the international airport. so it's not quite the same. and the stanley didn't want the optics of that happening. but the us, they, they're moving forward. the support for both republicans and democrats on capitol
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hill. more money has been allocated for this program so that they can process these visas quicker and also make sure that those who arrive in the country who stood by the us over the 20 years. and i've done have the help to build a life here in the united states on fisher. therefore, i said the white house at the diplomatic editor james bay's reports from cobble on the increasing number of attacks and fighting across the country. and that includes an attack on the un headquarters in the west. the security situation is not going the way the african government or the americans would like. you might well have interpreters who are in parts of africa. i'm a son who would find it very hard to get to cobble. let me tell you about the latest on the security situation around. can the ongoing flashes in helmand also in the south, the neighboring province to canada, clashes that we understand there's been as strikes again,
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we believe those might well have b, u. s. s strikes. but the real focus of attention in recent hours is actually on the west of afghanistan and iraq, the regional capital, the part, the big city in afghanistan closest to iran. well, we understand the taliban have been pushing around herat in a number of places. a number of different security instance, and most worryingly, i think for the african government, according to local reports, is this fighting on the road between herat city and herat airport? we believe the airport is currently closed because of that fighting. we're also hearing the un compound which is on that road from the city to the airport has come on the attack. i'm hearing from local sources that no un stuff has been killed or injured. but there were guards working for the african government around that compound. and there are reports that some may have been taken injured, the reports been taken hostage. there also reports that some of been injured and i
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got one report that at least one has been killed. the uncertainty and violence has made many more afghans desperate to escape the country. the un says said this re one and a half 1000000 may leave by the end of the year, his shawl a balance from couple. before you reached the passport office and cobble you pass the stores of administrators, passport applicants pay them to do the paperwork in 5 years. mohammed s of has done this. he's never been busy. i don't want to get john, go over to them. since there's been a lot of violence and the american forces are gone, people don't trust the security situation. that's why a lot of people are applying yet most of them are families. they come in, apply with their children, 26 year olds, w let heading isn't leaving years, but he sees everyone he knows is preparing for that day. that's how you're jennifer . there's conflict in war and every district. so we're getting passports ready, in case the situation gets worse. so we can go away to a safe place. he's not alone at dawn, this is the queue to apply for passports,
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thousands a here every day. but the number of people leaving is even more. there is a constant stream of african refugees crossing into turkey near the iran border. the un says in the 3 weeks to july, the 15th up to 40 percent more africans split without passport. so visas some using smugglers. turkey detained, 1500, mostly african migrants in one week to make the journey and set up a new life. they need money. so as many prepared to leave, they are selling their assets. the un migration agencies is 223-0000 people know escaping abroad every week. and at this rate, $1500000.00 africans could be headed toward europe by the end of the year. for 8 years now, mohamad naughty and his best friends have meet outside the sky. yes, they sit and talk for hours. says you remember?
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good morning. we don't know if will be alive the next 2nd, so that's why every person right now is in the process of trying to get out of the country. there is no place for afghans in this country anymore. 30 years ago nother fled to denmark as refugee, he only returned in 2001 when the us invaded the darker arm. because when the americans came and brought their forces, we thought we are saved. we thought, oldest misfortune is over. but now we think that was the start of our misfortune. most prized possessions passed on through families are also being left behind. hum, mohammad faces a conflict of interest as a 2nd hand dealer. he profits from the goods that come his way, but he knows what people are giving up in order to flee. yes, gonna stone? he wishes they didn't have to. charlotte bellis o. jazeera couple. paid more head on the news all, including new research on the current of our delta vary interface to show it as
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contagious chicken countering and assertive china philippines in the us restore major military agreed and enforcing us women make waves by saying everyone competing in his final that you've been drug free. ah, unity as president is defending his use of emergency pals to seize control of the government class the i it has been appointed. a new interim has appointed rather a new interim interior minister because days off and he's suspended parliament. in fact, the prime minister, critics have labeled its actions a qu, but he says, di, record of me, a surgeon, pandemic, and bad governance justify 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 curtains. the conditions at this historical
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moment forced me to take such exceptional measures. let's go live now to tunis where we have dentist, sam kimble, fam, so in you and terry minister has been appointed and buildings are being secured into this. what exactly is happening? well on thursday there was a swearing in ceremony of an interim interior minister the the seller we had to sell. we is not well now known among political leads into nija. but what is known is that he served previously as a national security advisor to the presidency only a few hours later there was a reaction from what i said the see the speaker of parliament, as well as the leader of the largest parliamentary coalition party. another in this statement, he said that and not ready to make any concessions, but only
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a 3rd to return to democracy and said that the crew will fail. ok. at the same time, all of this is happening, people seen in opposition to the i it are coming on the increasing pressure. tell us about that. indeed, during that swearing in ceremony yesterday, the president had made a speech saying that he supports national unity, fundamental rights and freedoms. in trying to reassure his critics, however, about 2 hours ago a, the independent parliamentary member, yes. the nie yadi was arrested from his home in the northern suburbs of tunis. i've spoken to his wife, who said that a group of cars arrived with civilian clothes, officers who she said called themselves security, who she said,
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removed him forcefully and violently from his home. is lawyer has suggested that his arrest could be because of his outspoken criticism of the action of president pe siad, which include freezing a parliament, the dismissal of the prime minister, and the removal of parliamentary immunity on sunday night. thank you very much for that up there, sam kimball in tunis. me a corona virus crisis and the linux host country is getting more worrying by the de, depends, extending the state of emergency and restrictions will remain in tokyo until the end of next month. by minister shaheed, he says the virus is spreading at an unprecedented speed, and it's mostly because of the delta variant has run 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
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you're going to deal with unprecedented speed 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 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
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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 concert. 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 yashimi heyday 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 we'll have more on the situation in japan and
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it's impact only olympics with peter a little later in sport, kenya is extending it's not time curfew and banning all public gatherings. it struggles to control the search and code 19 cases. the health minister is warning that hospitals are overwhelmed and people who fall sick, located bent kenya has been under some form. of course you since march last, you know, recorded more than 200000 cases. at least 3900 did not come web joins us now. live from nairobi, malcolm, tell us more about these extended measures. was he just mentioned, there's been a curve here in kenya since the pandemic 1st here in march last year. and the health minister said to data that curfew will continue, except in some parts of western kenya, where they've for the last 2 months, had tightened a few hours because of a high number of cases in that part of the country. the hospitals had got full health minutes. it did say today that they will be returning to balance in that
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part of the country because it seems that the numbers in that region, regional outbreak bank reg, seemed to have subsided. but nationally, the daily average number of cases has been going up for the last 7 days. and for that reason that the health minister said that few people would now be allowed to attend religious gatherings and conferences and other such meetings can't be held for the meantime. but apart from that hasn't been any other change to the rules that the data does suggest that possibly kenya is at the beginning of a 4th ways. all right, thank you for that. i did their milk and went live for us in nairobi, and inquiry and multi has held the government responsible for the murder of a prominent journalist. definitely was killed by a car bomb and 2017. the inquiry said the government failed to recognize the risks to go to life and take reasonable steps. prosecutors believe
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a top businessman organize the murder, but he denies any role because he's here routine. the exposed cronyism among motors elite. joining us now on scott from malta is andrew car, want to see the son of death. basically, thank you very much for joining us here on the algebra news. all, i mean, what was your reaction when you read the findings of this inquiry that the state created an atmosphere of impunity? well, the 1st reaction was extraordinary relief. because when we have been working for the last 4 years, almost fully as and to specifically to get this inquiry off the ground. and now where we're at the end of the road so. so we not only manage together in the independent inquiry working, but it's reached the same conclusion that we as a family had reached right from the moment of our,
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our mother's death. the day after she was murdered. i mean, we said that she was killed because she stood between the rule of law under who saw the violators on the inquiry confirmed exactly this. that it was inactive as of, of state institutions. on their encouragement actually of people responsible for murder, who contributed to, to do you have. 7 confidence that the state will make any changes as a result of this report. well, for the past 4 years, we've never operated on the basis of confidence. everything we do is based on on verification. so we're interested in change, so we're going to engage with the governments. we're planning to engage with the prime minister, the opposition, all stakeholders. but obviously our, our trust, our confidence is limited by experience. and we'll only believe things are going to
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change when we see relaxation prime minister, speech and column today was a step in the right direction, but we know that words matter very less annuity. so we're hoping we'll see some on indications of concrete steps very soon. you have in the past called multi mafia state. can you explain what you mean by that? so in the lead up to my, to my mother's assassination. what we saw when the patterns of organized crime capturing staple storage use. so it appear that organized crime had taken office through the den, prime minister, joseph scott. and the inquiry actually found this to be the case. they identified a network, a web, both control that prevented states will dorothy is from protecting my mother and from acting on the findings of corruption in the government. they found that this
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is one of the most tragic aspects of the inquiry. they find they found out where is not for my mother's assassination more that would have been transformed completely into a mafia state. and it was my mother's death. and the reaction in society about to provoke, prevent mold today from being a market state. well really, i guess shocked me is that you said in the past that your mother knew that she was in grave danger. she knew that by exposing this that she was in a very dangerous situation. yes, she is. she was aware of the dangers she faced because it was cleared out with evidence, but she published the lack of response from responsible authorities like the police, made her realize that they were captured by an organized criminal web. and when, as a journalist, when you're in that situation,
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you know that there's nothing standing between you on the criminals that you're reporting on. so that allows them to retaliate against reporting without the fear of consequences. and this is exactly what the inquiry found. to finally, what would be your message to those in the holes of power in malta, about how they can best take the recommendations made in this report to honor your mother, the work that she gave her life. so my mother's death wasn't just painful for my family, it was a trauma inflicted on the entire country. and i think it's, it's essential that that trauma be transformed into something meaningful. something positive, which is a strong democracy with a different way of doing politics, where journalists are safe and where my mother's assassination will hopefully be
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the 1st and the last assassination of the journalist and. but we also wanted to change things in europe where, where, unfortunately for journalists where, when murdered and us them for years for their work. so we're hoping that this should be a wake up call for other governments in europe, which are currently in confrontation with the free press. i thank you very much for your time that sandra kajuana, the son of destiny. thank you so much. once want to come here on and use all included. israel begins rolling off a 3rd short of code 19 vaccine. ca slow the fast spreading sale. so very good. and the 1st person jailed on the hong kong national security law get a long prison sentence, enforced the 1st that metrics metal is awarded, track and field competition gets under way of the tokyo and fix
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ah hello good to see you. an abundance of sunshine and high heat, that's the name of the game as we head toward the middle east temperature in kuwait . about $47.00 degrees. but let's go in around the re, b and c, because you know, for oman, a huge swath of the country is that risk of seeing sand and death storms just because of brisk wins as we head towards southern pockets. and same story here. augusta about 50 kilometers per hour in karate. some showers for the hor, and as long as we head toward saturday, take you to the mediterranean now and we got to talk about this deadly wildfire in northern lebanon. cruz trying to get the upper hand, but it has spread into neighboring syria conditions have been dry. it's also been windy in this part of the region as while there you go. bay route up to 31 degrees on saturday. look at some of this heat. also a forest fire burning,
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just east of antalya for africa. storms are bubbling up where we expect toward ethiopia, south sudan into the democratic republic of congo on saturday. the darker the color, the more intense the rain. you know, 4 areas of zimbabwe, temperatures have come up. finally, bill a while we've got a high of 20 degrees showers for central and northern areas of most and be on saturday. that sure weather update. the news, the i'm sorry, should be about raising prices a harley down to the time we bring you the stories and developments that are rapidly changing the world. we live in time. in that said they had made it as the task of fixing a war torn economy. counting the cost on al jazeera, coveted beyond well taken without hesitation,
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your channels is there a reminder of our top story that you're news in n p who was critical of the president has been forced to be taken from his home, people claiming to be security personnel president has appointed a new interim and terry minister just days after spending and evacuation slides carrying africa and who worked with us led forces during the war has evolved. the united states president joe biden call that an important milestone. thousands more waiting to be reset. while on the ground that have gone on government troops are fighting the telephone and the west and city of harold. the fighting has just thousands of african civilians. look at you more now on those got interpreters we just mentioned. can stephanie is executive director of the association of war time allies. it's a charity that works towards helping iraq in afghan interpreters who worked for the us to join us on scott from rochester in new york. thanks for your time. just thought, if you can, by telling us a little bit about your work,
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what exactly do you do for these interpret is coming into the us. i thank you. thank you for having your the association of war time allies currently has over 14000. as the applicants that we help in a private group, we help them learn how to properly prepare a case. so, and then they can submit their application and hopefully get their reset as quickly as possible. how difficult is that progress to pay? i mean the process, sorry for people you know, to meet the requirements to prove everything. it's extremely difficult. the, the program is, is quite broken in many ways and in some cases so much time has passed. it's all but impossible for these people to gather the required documents because companies may have gone out of business or they've lost contact with their supervisors. and so it can be very difficult for them to do what they need to ok.


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