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[000:00:00;00] ah, al jazeera, when ever you ah, ah, this is al jazeera ah, it 10100 hours, gmc hello on come on santa maria. welcome to the news now from al jazeera, at least 6 people who have been killed in the while. 5 burning in southern turkey. where entire villages and coastal resorts have been evacuated. also in the use of
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major confrontation between african forces and the taliban in the west and city of us can use getting some much needed extra covert back. seen the world health organization warms about an increase in infections across africa. i'm the richardson at the lympics west stalk enough simone biles has pulled out of 2 more events in order to focus on her mental well being. ah, hello everyone. the emergency cruise in turkey is still trying to control the biggest fire in the region which have now killed at least 6 people have been burning for 3rd straight day, while dozens of villages and hotels that have to be evacuated. cruise number more than a 1000 have been involved in this operation. there are at least 14 wildfires burning satellite images show us the extent of the wildfires. at least 5 planes and 45 helicopters are being used to put out the flames,
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which are spreading across more than 1000 sites. the u. s. in the nation also extending their support to turkey will start with a support. it's from city, castille, you, dudley terrify, and destroying everything in their path. for the 2nd day firefighters have a bad thing. blazes in the coastal town of mars homes, hotels in an area popular with taurus, all evacuated as the fires continue to rage in mono. got some 6 to 5 kilometers. is the fans out there in fair? no, has been added. that least claiming the lives of an 82 year old men and a married couple who died in their home. dozens of fires at cross 17 provinces have been burning a cross southern turkey in the past few days. stokes, by soaring temperatures and fierce winds. who challenge for the more than 4000
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firefighters hoping engaged in the fight to control the flames? by international efforts you miss you will just him was, will, were fighting the fires were 45 specialized helicopters, and 5 planes we brought from russia and ukraine, following a telephone conversation with as a by john. they will send another plane that will be very useful and work powerfully and quickly to extinguish fire. drones also being used for reconnaissance officer will say the releases are gradually being brought under control. investigations are now underway into how these disastrous fire started. the authorities have not ruled out to sabotage. the wildfires are one more natural candidates row for the country, which has already had to contend with drought and marine waste clogging up parts of the coast this year. and other environmental blows. that will require a swift and serious solution. seen i'm console though. 0. right,
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well let's head to antalya province now and get an update from the another correspondence bristle, so dot russell. well come out of the situation is quite a city you hear because from the 1st the 1st report, the on that message, your fire rock that just moments after this continuously, there are other reports as well in in 26 proven stands for the newsletter as the forest fires going on 85 different locations. so starting from the agent, cars to city is mayor all alongside the mediterranean coast of cities. all of that lined towns over the cities. how witness the matthew wildfires. so and now
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time car was a fire fighters are trying to extinguish the fires, fighting the the blazes and also turret the costs as well. just how to cook doesn't a crafts are getting the water from the mediterranean sea and dropping for fires? do wish them, but their job is quite difficult because out of thought and we can see that the me files are just pulled out on their own this region and not only along side the but the, the cost of cities. but even the central cities like could kind of case it also has a report that the forest fires. so fox, the weather, the temperature is quite high and make it easier. the fire to spread around so quickly press so thin and mentioned in her report some concerns about potential sabotaged. is there an investigation into that well,
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there isn't an investigation just has been initiated yesterday and did the turkish data just service at the ministry of interior. they're working all together to find out whether there is any organized group behind this point. penny is fires across the country. in previous years, the peak i get has colleen, some of the forest fires. i'm based on that. the c confessional evidences that goldman tends to believe that there might be p k. behind is this for the spies across the country, but it is so far the. there is no confirmation yet, but present that one with a couple of hours will be in on time, unless probably is going to hold a presser. we'll see if there is any more details that he will. he will give russell said that reporting for us on those was fine in turkey. thank you. wrestle,
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i ask ends and their families still waiting for special visas to settle in the usa. they are getting increasingly worried about taliban advances in some of the late his fighting. a un office came on the fire and west in afghanistan. we will get more on that with james bay is out for medicaid is are in cobbles, shortly. first, this report is from heidi's, your caster on the more than 200 afghans who have arrived in the united states. the buses carrying for more afghan interpreters and their families, including $57.00 children and 15 babies. arrived at the fort lee military base in virginia on friday morning. this is the 1st place they lay their heads in the us safely away from the taliban, possible retribution for having worked with americans now leaving the war in afghanistan is completely like, i mean, starting new life here. mohammed knobby mohammed, he is preparing to welcome his cousin, who is on board the flight and will likely spend
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a week at the base for final immigration processing. both served as u. s. military translators, enough can stand. in fact, 5 brother is from the mohammed family, all signed up for the job. now 3 are in the us while the 2 youngest remain in hiding in cobble. we love to work with the us, government and government below over countries. so we wanted to serve or the people, janice, and worry says he feels the same. he worked for 9 years as a translator on the front line against the taliban booster. he was granted a special immigrant visa in 2013 and now lives in virginia. all of us, we have a us flag on our shoulder, and we were fighting for 2 years for that flood, and we thought we were american should worry, is credited with saving the life of his assigned us soldier, army, captain, mat zeller during a fire fight. the cedars reunions take place makes all of this work worth it. now
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the seller worries us will break its promise to save the remaining afghans who helped us troops were not doing what necessary to save these people every day that we don't do anything as a gift. to the taliban because it gives them just that much more time to hot down these people and kill them. reports of taliban killing, come daily. this translator in cobble is afraid to show his face. he says he's been waiting 8 years for an american visa. i'm scared, but you know, don't give me the visa. i know one of the target of the bad guys in here, maybe in trouble or some of so i feel like now at least handed us evacuation flights a day would be required to get all special immigrant visa applicants out of afghanistan before the end of august. those were fighting to get them out here.
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that time is not on their side. heidi joe castro al jazeera fort lee, virginia. well, more on the situation in afghanistan now without diplomatic james space in cobbled, james, we talked about the fighting in the west. the un office coming under attack. how bad is this fighting? well, we can government once again saying that turning this up, tied and getting the situation on the control. but the situation of clashes around this key strategic city, the regional capital of the west, the place closest. the iranian border has gone on now for 3 days and they have not stopped the taliban attacks. we're now hearing from the ministry of interior with africa and special forces have arrived and that the afghan air force a carrying out as strong likes suddenly overnight, the military saying that they had killed or injured 100 taliban. but the view from
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the side is that they are still making progress in recent hours, we've seen much of the fighting on the main road linking, harass city and harass airport. given the it's all about quite a lot of territory in iraq province. the fact that they could try and have some considerable time cut the link between the airport and the city effectively cutting off the city of harass i'm sure it's very wiring to the government. the telephone also telling us that they have killed one important figure. it was one of the army commanders, the head of the fall, cool, colonel abdul, hamid and the government now have confirmed that they also talk about say they severely injure the police chief of engine, that's a district right close to harass city. we on the side also there is the veteran budget dean command and then former governor and camp cabinet minister is mel kahn . he's bought his own fight is he's long. we've seen that's one of the most
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powerful figures in iraq. he's voted own fighters to the front line, but for now the government. so i have not stopped this ongoing taliban. the tac james based reporting from cobble. thank you. james. 11 minutes past this news on his what's coming up? joining forces more troops had to northern mozambique to fight an armed group, but they are a fee, as it will make a humanitarian crisis work into more to come a day after president joe biden announced and view corona virus restrictions in the united states and the u. s strike golden, who again includes the world records from one of the big towns. joe will have the best of the elliptic action of the like ah, right now though, the latest on us gymnastic stuff. the mon balls, who has pulled out of 2 more finals at the tokyo olympics as she focuses on her mental health. the 24 year old join, some of her teammates on
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a shopping trip in the host city on saturday. balls has now withdrawn from 4 of her 6 events. she will continue to be assessed daily before deciding whether to compete in the 2 remaining finals coming up. this ad richardson is our correspondent in tucker. andy simone biles is such a general card. the prospect of her still competing is almost being dangled there. but we have to look at the idea that she won't compete at all in these games. i think it looks unlikely now, and it also be unlikely we'll ever see her at another olympics again. i mean us to pick teams saying they all going to continue to evaluate her on a daily basis. but there are now any 2 more events in which she can compete. she may not be too active in gymnastics at the moment, but she has been active on social media in the last 24 hours. so talking to fans about what she describes and what given us described as the twisty not in gulf is the, i guess it's basically where mind and body not instinct can,
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regardless of what the mind tries to tell the body to do that on corporate. and she posted some footage on instagram of her falling flat on her back when she was trying to dismount and land on her feet from the uneven ball. so clearly still at the moment, she's not in any physical or mental shape, but to compete at these games is going to have to change pretty quickly if we all going to see her again. but once again, it is still bringing out that discussion about mental health in sports on onto a big platform we've seen today in the world of crickets in play bends focusing. he's going to take an indefinite break from the game in order to focus on his mental well being. a statement like that even a year or 2 ago would have been all. but i'm think of will ever probably come up with an excuse that he had an injury or needed an operation in order to take a bright from the game. and i just think the athletes coming to these olympics about such extraordinary precious heaps on them. a year's delay, covey 19 affecting that competition and training schedule. i don't see that ever
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present, say that, that a covey 19 positive tests can end title hopes at a moment's notice. andy, track, and field. i wanted to ask you about women's 100 me to final coming up later on, but i believe one sprint has been suspended. what's that about? you had a couple of doping cases. it's easy to figure, isn't it? we, we focus so much on covered 9, same positive tests at the moment. it's easy to get the most still in picks. it is positive total cases to cite the headlines. and in the men's sprint market, piano, the canyon, his tested positive for a band substance. and a real metal hopeful in the women's 100 meters blessing. ok. all right of nigeria, she has also been ruled out a competition to a positive doping test. and in the case of nigeria, there is a wider issue with the testing program in nigeria. 10 athletes from nigeria had already arrived in photo for these games and just be told they wouldn't be allowed
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to compete because that federation and basically failed to do the required pre competition testing. we bear in mind, 13 of nigeria is 25000000000 pick. metals have coming truck and failed out is a huge blow to that country. test is saying they expect to test the 5000 athletes while they're in japan and perhaps more importantly, 25000 pre competition tests of being organized. and the build up to these games, and it's often the pre competition tests that record more positive cases than actually happened at the olympic venue cove. it had a big role to play as well. the last is integrity and look at the truck and fields doping program. they said to me, that's a peak, harvard times g for lack of access to athletes. that testing program is down 75 percent, but it has picked up in recent weeks and months. and one of the things mentioned, which i think is important, is that for once a little in pigs, for the 1st time, the anti doping progress not being done by the host nation is being done by an
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independent body. the international testing agency, as is the sanctioning that's not done by the i see, it's been done by the court of arbitration for sports. it's all one effort to be politicized oping, and hopefully make it as fair as possible for all of the athletes and richardson reporting from the talk a little bit games. thank you, andy. and later in spoke with joe, we will have an interview with a former olympic swimmer on the mental pressures. athletes have to deal with while competing appeal, and they gave me her run a virus news in the world. health organization says infections worldwide have increased 80 percent in the past month. and parts of africa, the number of deaths of doubles in that period, and the w h o is warning countries about the spread of again, the delta variance now detected in more than 130 countries for regions on our risk . but none more so than africa. on current trends,
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nearly 70 percent of african countries will not reach the 10 percent vaccination target by the end of september. around 3500000 to 4000000. those are adams that weekly, on the continent, but to mid september, to get this much tries to $21000000.00 at the very least it week. many african countries have prepared well to roll out vaccines, but the buttons have not arrived. now kenya is extending its night time curfew and banning all public gatherings. health ministers, warning hospitals are overwhelmed, and people who fall sick will not get a bed can, has been under some form of curfew since march of last year. it's recorded more than 200000 cases and at least 3900 deaths. now on saturday, kenya is jews are received the 1st batch of
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a shipment of 817000 doses of astrazeneca vaccines from the u. k. and it needs them because vaccination rates are very low here, the charts from our world and data to illustrate a bunch of them for you. today's starting with people who have received at least one dose of vaccine in kenya and it is low. it is just 1.96 percent of the population. you can see it kind of plateauing thereafter and initial rise. the thing is, this is indicative of africa as a whole. this chart, what i've done is pull together the different continents and it shows you africa right down the bottom of the list of if i just look at europe, north america in south america, those were talking about 45 percent plus of their populations have received at least one dose in africa. it is more like 3.5 percent with is just a huge, huge disparity between africa and the rest of the world. another way of looking at it, this is a bank chart showing fully vaccinated. right down the bottom,
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1.73 percent of africans are fully vaccinated compared with nearly 40 percent of people in europe. this is just not a quick way of looking at it as well. if a green tells you there are good rates of vaccination, the great big white area in the middle of this map tells you there is not good vaccination rights there. one last one to show you where it is. and this is just a little bit of perspective, again, i've broken this down by continents and this is just showing daily new cases per 1000000 people. africa is quite low down there. it is quite low and we'll talk to, i guessed about this in a moment. the fact that maybe, even though there is still a very big issue, there may be current of virus coven 19 hasn't quite torn through africa, as we feared it might. but then remember, the needs good. the data that we've got right, dr. willis. clive a with us chairman of the kenya cove at 19 back, same task force on skype from cock and mega in south africa today. and
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a pleasure to have you with us. so 1st of all, let's talk about kenya as a whole. as i pointed out, infection rates a low on, sorry, vaccination rates, a low infection rates are going up. these vaccines coming in from the u. k. really important. yeah, thank you very much. we spent a number of my mom, a financial program has been especially for a lot of things. and so far we've been close to 711 and we are lucky with the 2nd doors. so those, that not fully my connection, i'm sorry, turned in is they have back seen hesitancy that you see. and can your people who
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don't want people who are scared of at people who are being advised. not sir, is that an issue? it is not a big issue, quite suddenly issue. our biggest you'll get but there must be another level. right . ok, well that's good to know then. so let's broaden out a little bit. as i pointed out across africa, there is a problem with vaccination rates. supply, as you point out, is an issue. is there any movement on the idea of vaccines actually being produced in africa? because this is what i keep hearing that they intellectual property needs to be released, so that vaccines connection to be manufactured. yeah, why don't they have to quote them from corporate 19 being quite from the beginning is that we have to prioritize production of what they did that i used to prevent or manage infect, you know, if another vendor beginning of funding given
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a personal protective equipment. why don't know every country has been different, but again was the same. it's a lot more technology. but what are they? number one we have that money. we have to get for technological we can for technological transpired. so that i don't know what's not only for me, but maybe you wouldn't have seen the graphs i was showing to us. but i pointed out to be and that actually the daily infection, right? if we look at africa as compared to other continents, is a lot low. and i don't want to downplay the theory since that the situation of course. but, do you think that actually coven 19 actually could have been a lot worse up until this point across africa. you know, cause i'm
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a lot known. but what i know that much other country i'm down for the true and they may not be fully known. so i'm not maybe most certainly how about that, maybe talk about texting african african continent, but that needs to be really fam, typically documented dr. what is the quote, i'm really glad you could join us in the news outdated today to talk about this. thank you for your time. thank you very much. i'm thank you for inviting me. you're welcome. now china is racing to contain its worst coven 90, not breaking months. earlier in july, a cluster of infections caused by the delta varying was 1st detected in non ging. since then, it is spread to 6 other provinces and the capital beijing, one of the world's largest cities as well, changing health work as a testing millions of people in
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a place. hundreds of thousands under locked down in malaysia. hundreds of people rallied against the prime minister for his handling of the pandemic. they want to. he didn't yet seem to resign. infections of surged in recent weeks despite emergency measures in place since january any, 9000 people have died there. the producing quality, but mostly led by young people, one parliament to return and issue debt relief for those hardest hit by the pandemic. and the u. s. president is warned further guidelines the war rules could be introduced after research in cove, in 1900 cases. that the day after he announced tighter rules for unvaccinated government employees job and was asked if americans can expect more restrictions. all probability, by the way, we had a good day. yesterday, almost a 1000000 people got back to maybe about half a 1000000 of those people for the 1st 5 2nd shot. and so i'm hopeful that people
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are beginning to realize how expensive it were, such as they restrictions are the only way to push the vaccine. hesitant people to actually take the job, but there are some who will likely never get vaccinated. reynolds has more on that from los angeles. in this los angeles park, people are frustrated with the millions of americans who won't get vaccinated. i think they're very selfish and nowhere and ignorant and the only thinking about themselves. they don't care if it affects other people. that's the thing. research shows there's a hard core group of anti factors who just won't budge. there's something like 16 to 18 percent of americans who are not knowledgeable the recalcitrant. they don't want to get it and they're in without direct policy, any sort of mandate or something specific. that's a much stronger than in urging. they're going to say unvaccinated until very
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recently, policy makers in public health officials have been relying on the carrot, not to stick to convince hesitant americans to get the vaccine. when you get your 1st dose, you will get a $100.00 incentives, cash payments and other freebies have nudged some procrastinators, but not the most adamant. they tend to be younger. they tend to be less educated, less affluent, and much more republican, the democrats. and so they typically are receiving their information from more conservative news outlet. now more institutions are applying the stick in the form of vaccine mandates to make life a little more difficult for the vaccinate. well, announcing that 240000 california state government workers will soon be required to get vaccinated or face on earth testing and social distance and rules. governor
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gavin newsom blasted right wing tv networks like fox. we're exhausted by the right wing echo chamber that has been perpetuating misinformation around the vaccine and its efficacy and safety. more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide, including the half 1000000 students and staff in the university of california system must get jabs before classes begin. google, twitter, and facebook will require all employees to be vaccinated. when offices reopen and there's more planning to take in a broadway show, better get your shots 1st. no unvaccinated patrons allowed. how about a cruise? you won't be setting sail on most lines until you're fully vast. research shows that private sector and government mandates do help convince all. but the hardest of hard core vaccine resistors. and with the delta variant spreading across the country, it seems there will be more mandates in the weeks to come. rob reynolds al jazeera
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los angeles. the news ahead. i want to become a dictator to movies president trying to reassure his country that i'm holding a camera on the, on the day life with the canyon right, is putting electric bike through their pay for it to see if they can overtake petro paola, and insult with joe, with back to the talk and pick the build up the fine with the women, 100. a hello. good to fear a storm ever. it certainly left its mark. we thought trees toppled, transport systems snarled and a top wing guess tear the aisles is silly. 111 kilometers per hour. so that energy
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has now crashed into the low countries and southern scandinavia. and, you know, watch out denmark, we could see some pretty aggressive rainfall at times on saturday. we are also tracking intensifying energy as we head toward the parent ease and the elves. so come on, let's go in for a closer look and see what's going on here. this is toward northern sections at spain. now in and around barcelona, pushing into the parent. he's on saturday, you know, it's all about the heat toward the bulk and we're in the thick of the heat here up and here's some of those storms rolling through the l says we head toward austria check republic and still vacuum on saturday. hot sunshine, the name of the game for turkey, and this will certainly not help with that firefight east of on talia city. in antalya providence, a temperature is locked into the forty's here and some gusty winds at times. as was all about the heavy rain along the gulf of guinea, particularly for the northern sections of nigeria flooding. there has destroyed 1500 homes and we've got heavy rain as we head toward senegal and sierra leone on

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