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to play an important role protecting you in the 9. 0. ringback 2 at your face m ah. ready ready this is al jazeera ah, hello, i'm adrian for again. this is that he was alive from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes. us politicians may have avoided a government shut down, but bigger battles lie ahead to increase america's borrowing limits. australia prepared to open the door to fully vaccinated citizens residence, 18 months after closing its border. among the worst economic crises, the world has seen and 150 years,
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nearly 80 percent of lebanon's population is now living in policy. and another volcanic fisher opens up in the canary islands, sending lava flowing into new areas on the palm. and is full for both governing body is stepping up. it's pushed to hold. a woke up every 2 years. he felt president jen infant. tina says that the change is needed for the good of global football development. ah, having converted a government shut down us, politicians appeared no closer to solving bigger, more pressing problems. they're running out of time to raise america's boring, limit, or risk it defaulting on debt. and jo biden's, democrats are divided over the president's sweeping domestic agenda al jazeera hottie. joe castro reports from capitol hill on this earth a year or $250.00 for the day, sir. $175.00,
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the merchant is adopted. the u. s. government will remain open at least until early december, democrats and some republicans came together on thursday hours ahead of a midnight deadline. and with his continued resolution, we not only keep government open, keep checks flowing to, to our veterans and social security recipients. and the rest, it's just a remarkable thing to think of all the things that we can do working together for the people. but while congress has put out one fire, yet another blaze frightens the country's financial solvency. it's the nations looming debt ceiling. the point at which the us can borrow no more money to pay its bills. that limit will be reached on october 18th, unless congress agrees to raise or suspend it. economists including treasury secretary, janet jaelyn, say a u. s. government default will likely throw the u. s. economy into recession and
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destabilize global markets. it's necessary to avert a catastrophic event for our economy. representatives, the debt ceiling has been raised, were suspended 78 times since 1960, almost always on a bipartisan basis. my hope is that we can work together to do so again. republicans raise the debt ceiling 3 times under former president trump, but have bowed against doing the same for president biden valleys. democrats with the task of solving the issue alone requiring challenging parliamentary maneuvers with no guarantee of succeeding in time. republicans need to get out of the way. so senate democrats can address the issue quickly and without needlessly endangering the stability of our economy. we can't afford the risk of a drawn out unpredictable process. republicans, though refused to budge. they say it's the democrats problem because they control
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government were able to flung the government today because the majority accepted reality. the same thing will need to happen. or no doubt limit. naturally another week, another display of the partisan acrimony accompanying the u. s. congress from crisis to crisis. heidi joe castro al jazeera washington. that's cancel analysis from out as there is alan fisher who's at the white house for us. and so no government shut down, but it's clear for all of this, this battle is far from over. exactly, and it could go on well into october, october 18th is the date that janet yellen has set aside. but economists say things could change and they could stretch out maybe to the 20th 21st, but that doesn't take away the fact that there is a problem here. essentially the us spends a lot more than it brings in, and it has a debt limit, but it gets to set its own debt. lemme, it's like you are i being able to set the limit on the credit card. and so congress
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has got to go and decide what limit it wants or whether it wants to remove this debt limit entirely so that it doesn't keep running into this problem. no, the republicans don't want to help the democrats. they say it's because the democrats can do this on their own. they control the house, the senate, and the white house. but there's also a political aspect to this. there's a surprise. they want to be able to go into the 2020 to mid term elections and say, look, the democrats just increased the country's debt limit again to pay for their radical leftist policies. that is what they will see to people to try and win back the house, possibly increase their majority in the senate as well. so there's a political aspect to this, but there's a real economic aspect as janet yell and has already explained. if the u. s. were to default for the 1st time in modern history, it could through the economy, into recession, economy that just crawling out of the problems of coven 19. so this is a real difficulty that both the democrats and the republicans have to face. but the
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onus is very much on the democrat, so congress can focus on the 2 big bills of the white house wants to, to, to push through, but am at this opposition from the president's own party. what's going on here? why would the democrats want to, to oppose or de rail the president's domestic agenda? oh, well, let me ask you a question. adrian. what day is it? everyone thinks it is october the 1st. well, no, actually on capitol hill, it's actually still september the 30th. how can that possibly b u. c? well that's because they're putting in a parliamentary procedure to make sure essentially that the clock isn't ticking forward into september. the 30th it so that nancy pelosi can try and organize a vote on the infrastructure bill. she's got a problem with that, though, one trillion dollar bill on infrastructure which improve things like roads like airports, like rural air, broadband, all of those things agreed with both republican and democrat support. however,
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there are some democrats or say, we're not going to vote for that because we want you to consider a $3.00 trillion dollar bill 1st. and that covers things like combat climate change . it gives it more help to seniors. it helps more young families. it also opens up and expands medicare as well. and until we get the vote in that you're not getting the vote that you need and the vote she need from eyes on the infrastructure bill. so nancy pelosi as no juggling both sides. they, some people see this as a failure of american democracy. there are others who would suggest this is exactly how democracy is meant to what that on one hand you say i want this and then the other person says, you know, that's a really good idea. but i think is too expensive. let's negotiate and that's what's happening at the moment. both sides of the democratic party on negotiating to see which bill goes fast. when the democrats doing, essentially standing back saying, go get the popcorn. this could be good waiting to see what the democrats finally
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come up with. and the democrats are aware this has, could have political implications for jo biden's popularity for them in the 2020 to mid term elections, but also more urgently in the gum notorious race. and virginia, where the republicans hope to take the seat back, the state back from the democrat. so the democrats really want get this done quickly, the lower the infrastructures important. they know that the $3.00 trillion dollar, all encompassing joe biden bill is important as well. where the land and how they push it through the house. that's the big battle in the coming hours out there as alan fisher live for us there at the white house. allen, many thanks. australia is planning to reopen its borders in november that 18 months after they were slammed shot. but only fully vaccinated citizens of residents will be allowed to come and go. the country remains off limits to foreigners. sarah clark reports now from the gold coast in the state of queensland. it's the news.
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tens of thousands of australians stranded overseas had been waiting for from november international borders will begin to reopen once again, allowing travel in and out of the country. it's time to give a stride in their lives back with save lives, with save livelihoods. but we must work together to ensure that australians can reclaim the lives that they once had in this country. and we must work together to achieve that goal. city with the 1st city to allow international flights fully vaccinated, australian citizens and permanent residence will be required to quarantine at home for 7 days. after coming from overseas. those you haven't been vaccinated or have received a vaccine that is not recognized by the government, will have to quarantine in a hotel for 2 weeks. vaccines produced by china's son of back and the indian manufactured clover shield had been approved. and that will enable australians who
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are fully vaccinated and australians and residents of australia who are overseas, who are fully vaccinated, to be able to travel again. and to be able to lift those caps on area ports in states where they have moved into phase c. of the program. denouncement has been welcomed by family members, had been separated due to caps on the number of seats on international flights and unable to re unite due to quarantine restrictions. there still some hurdles frustrating wishing to return home restrictions will only be lifted when states reach an 80 percent vaccination target. which means states like here in queensland and western australia where the vaccine, right trails throughout the country could be required to wait until december, the full borders reopen. if miss as well as victoria open up to the world before they open up to all the other states, that will only incentivize it to the other states to get rid of the domestic borders and actually start to reconnect with the world as they they learn to tolerate the virus and know they can still manage it. the travel knots mon only
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covers australian citizens and permanent residence. the foreign nationals, australians borders remain closed until further notice. sarah clark, audi 0, queensland, australia. nearest pharmaceutical company. mark says that its been experimenting with cove at 19 treatment, which reduces hospitalizations and deaths by half. the data hasn't yet been published, nor peer reviewed. mark is seeking emergency use authorization in the us. if approved, it would be the 1st pill for coven 19 marks as the medication is designed to be taken twice daily for 5 days after diagnosis. asana pisec greets the global citizenship program on outbreaks of infectious diseases. at the university college london, she says, an oral treatment covered 19 would reach more people on cost less. this is a much more convenient than many of the other types of treatments,
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such as model anybody's et cetera, which were much more expensive and were complicated and required much more staff to administer. and rather than targeting the surface proteins, this actually a garbled, the viral genes as it's less effective at replicating within the body. so it's about time that we were able to introduce an easy to take a tablet home within our tool kit of various medications. i can help prevent and fight corona virus. the results from the trial that has been shared by the company has been so positive that there has been a recommendation for it. now to be accelerated, however, yes, of course, we always do need to have a wider bank of data, wider population level, evidence, and peer review to, to be able to forge ahead with its use. that being said, the government,
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the u. s. government has already advanced, purchased 1700000000 doses i believe. and so that's a 1700000 rather. and so there is, i think, a view that this is going to be a very effective solution. but we do need to have further transparency, publications of this to be reviewed by other scientists. the un humanitarian coordinator for lebanon says that nearly 80 percent of the population has been pushed into poverty. with an economy and turmoil, the state is failing to provide even the most basic services. not as the rosanna hollow reports from beirut. coping with inflation and a currency in free fall has made life tough. people have sunk into poverty since the economy began to collapse. 2 years ago, the united nations says nearly 80 percent, they're now poor. that's $3000000.00 people when you ought to be totally beyond us of amber's available not that my monthly salary is now worth $70.00. it's not
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enough to buy food for 4 days. the government has been promising to give us cash assistance, but it never happened. the humanitarian community has stepped in to provide vital support in a country made nearly bankrupt by decades of corruption and mismanagement. united nations statistics tell the story of growing hardships like 1000000 people in urgent need of aid, including food. for the 1st time, ever in the history of labor alone, you have 36 percent off to lean forward, you know, extreme, but we're to is not anything. it's really something that never happened. never ever happened in the long before. it's not only lebanese who have been affected by the economic crisis. the living conditions of 850000 syrians registered as refugees by the u. n. r. rapidly deteriorating a year ago, just over half lived in extreme poverty. now it's 9 out of 10,
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nearly 50 percent don't have enough food. 30 percent of children have never gone to school and almost 30000 work levels of poverty are also high in palestinian refugee camps. and at least 400000 migrant workers, mainly from asian and african countries, are stranded here without work, nor the means to return home. many parents can't afford to send their children to school, and growing numbers of people are unable to afford health care. starvation is now a reality for thousands and malnutrition is increasing among children. the international community accuses lebanon's political class of deliberately failing to act and defending what member say is a bankrupt economic system. that's why lebanon's authorities are bypassed when assistance is provided and they say they'll continue until state institutions, riddled with corruption are reformed. most of the support that we are
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going to provide, or through or through the e r p e is also going to be directed to population. but many say this help is not a long term answer, and emergency aid is not the economic recovery plan. lebanon needs that will depend on its leaders letting go of a system. they have benefited from for so long. santa hood, their ultra zito, beirut, still to come here on these half of the day of protest in italy, activists want firm action from world leaders ahead of excellence climate summit. plus why am i that will be locked? you know, i help hold them accountable. we speak to steven danziger, the lawyer who's faced prosecution after trying to prove that chevron polluted the amazon and his sport baseball world series champions, i have to stay on track to retain that title center here with that story a little later. ah.
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in the canary islands, to new volcanic fissures of open 400 meters from the erupt. in con reva on la palmer lava has been flowing into the sea for the past 3 days and as formed a peninsula of 20 hector's. that's an area bigger than $25.00 football pitches out there. as john hall is in la palmer. he's with us now by john. is this still an active emergency? how people they're dealing with this natural disaster? yeah, very much it is. so i'm on the southern side of the ida now behind me as a road block, just a couple of kilometers. beyond that, you can see emergency crews and so on on stand by here a couple of kilometers beyond that is the river of molten lava making its way down to the see that has of course, torn through hundreds of homes destroying, precious farmland. business is critical, infrastructure, roads, and so on and affecting a great many lives among the 6000 people who've had to be evacuated. of course,
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the majority of the island it gets on with life pretty much as normal, but this is a very live situation. it is an evolving situation and as you described there to new vents have opened up alongside the original one. both spewing new flows of love are out of the mountain and down the left side of the western flank. will they follow the original course? haps, might they break free of that and place new homes and property in the path of destruction entirely possible. it's clear that community is still very much living under the threat of this volcanic eruption, which is, is what has brought me round to the south side here because here, living been experiencing not insignificant seismic activity to go along with the volcanic activity. earth tremors, measuring up to 4 in magnitude some several times an hour of the last few days. not unusual. this alongside volcanic activity, but unsettling for local communities here. and what it does is give the vulcan
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ologist as i spoke to one earlier, a great deal more data to look at to accumulate, to try and understand what is going on. deep beneath the surface, at what restructuring and changes may be going on in the magma down there to try and decide what this fall kane or may have in store. next, potentially possibly even open up opening up new vents. elsewhere may be even up on the southern slopes here, the vulcan ologist say look, there's little more for anyone to do, but watch the data and wait at, that's not a great reassurance for the people living here. and we mentioned that the island had grown by what about 20 actors? what's happening down at sea level where the lava meets the atlantic ocean, that have been fears of toxic gas is being released well, astonishingly, that fig has gone up now accord is the latest briefing. it's 27.7, hector's the peninsula that has opened up into the sea effectively. this is new land. this is la paloma island, expanding before our very eyes. of course,
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that's what this island was created by in the 1st place. volcanic rock that molten lava hitting the sea, turning into molten rock. and of course, along with that to answer your question, there is this chemical reaction is a 1000 degree lava hits 22 degrees c water. a toxic plume is thrust up into the air . it's water vapor, it's nitric no nitrogen dioxide and it is hydrochloric acid. up to now the winds have been pretty favourable and we blow blowing it out to sea. but the spanish weather service has been warning in the last 24 hours or so of the possibility of those winds changing direction. and therefore the possibility of this toxic plume being blown in land. all right, john, a manufacture date out. is there a shareholder live on la palmer youth activists have gathered the italian city of milan to protest against what they say is in action by will lead us. it comes ahead of you and climate summit next month during a conference on thursday. young delegates gave their ideas on how to better address
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global warming. but many expressed frustration, saying that organizes aren't really interested. adam brady has more now from mila. we have thousands, perhaps more than 10000 students and young people crowding around the streets of milan and they're saying they're just extremely frustrated, angry and impatient for change and they want that change. now we see a lot of them saying that they're worried about their very future. they say they're the generation, it will be the most impacted by climate change. and all this talk is done nothing. they're calling for a greater commitment of spending by rich countries for poor countries to equal the playing field in this fight against climate change. and that come says we've been seeing that the rich countries haven't even met their commitments to pay for a $100000000000.00 annual fund for these poor countries. much of their talk is about equality, social justice, and sharing the pain and sharing the solution with the poor countries of the world . and although we saw some success at this you for climate conference,
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which was part of the pre cop meetings where gretta clung berg was, she met with the time prime minister along with other young activists. they still are worried that all the promises made in the past couple days here milan are really just promises and not put in action that made these very bold proposals, including calling for the limitation of fossil fuels in less than 9 years time. they hoped that'll be taken on board rallies of taking place in new york in support of a lawyer known to his decades long battle against us. oil giant chevron, steven danziger, is she to be sentenced for criminal contempt on friday. the case stems from his fight on behalf of ecuadorian villagers to prove that chevron polluted the amazon rain best in the 19 ninety's. on wednesday, a panel of independent experts appointed by the u. n's. human rights council said that dawns occurs home detention is illegal. on the international, lawry al jazeera spoke to danziger and his apartment ahead of his sentence,
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hearing. the reason i'm locked up is because we were successful. ok. i, along with other lawyers helped indigenous peoples in ecuador when a historic 9500000000 dollar pollution judgment against chevron for the deliberate dumping of billions of girls of cancer causing waste into the amazon. that's an historical fact that case has been affirmed on appeal by 28 appellate judges, including the highest courts of ecuador in canada, for enforcement purposes. you know, so why am i the one being locked up? you know, i help hold them accountable. i'm 0. kristen salumi is that a riley of danziger supporters in new york. she is with us now live christian. but what is daunting of facing in terms of a sentence here while he is inside the court house right now, and he just finished making an appeal to the judge to be released without serving any further time for this charge of criminal content. if you look behind me, you can see some of those supporters there listening to an audio feed of the
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proceedings inside danziger to claims that no attorney has ever served more than 90 days. in home confinement for a charge of contempt, like the one that he is faced with. and he made a very emotional plea to the judge saying that he hasn't been able to leave his house even to go get ice cream with his 15 year old son. for the last 2 years as a result of this order of home detention that was imposed on him even before the charges were, were followed through i. he said he can't express remorse for what she believes is an ethical and reasonable thing. essentially, he did not turn over information that the court had asked for, because he said it would be harmful to the plaintiffs in ecuador, and a case that he brought against chevron. and that he was appealing that case because
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of the appeal mechanism. i very technical thing that he was talking about. that was what was holding him back in this was a very standard procedure. what he argued, in fact, as attorneys have been arguing that the way he has been treated has been very unusual. and they have suggested that it comes from chevrons, deep pockets in going after him there. but we also have heard from attorneys for chevron as well, leading up to the judges. that final announcement and decision of, of sentencing here. and they point out that i danziger was actually convicted of bribery and fraud and corruption. and the judge said that because of that corruption, he won the lawsuit against the i again chevron initially. so competing narratives that we have going on here a very emotional case. but certainly many in the human rights community and the
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environmental community see dancing her as a hero and a bit of a martyr who's being unfairly prosecuted. now they have some backing with that report that you mentioned as well from the united nations, although it doesn't have jurisdiction over the courts here to back them up that that he's been an unfairly prosecuted. we're waiting to see how the us judge will respond to those accusations out there is kristen salumi, them live in new york or somebody thanks. indeed at least 9 people have been killed in a fire, a hospital in the romanian port. city of constantino, there were more than a 110 patients in the building, but they've been evacuated. it's the 3rd deadly hospital fire, less than a year. that's led to growing concerns of aging hospital infrastructure. georgia's former president mikhail sucker, philly says that he's returned from exile to support the opposition and saturdays election. he posted a video on facebook say that he's back. despite the risk of arrest soccer. spivey
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left georgia in 2013 when his 2nd term. as president ended, he was later sentenced in absentia to 6 years in prison for abuse of power. he denies the charges and says that they're politically motivated out zeros. robin for us to walk us with us now. from tbilisi was suckers for these were taught a surprise robin. what impact might it have on politics? there are, there are elections to more. okay. that's right, adrian. he has been a surprise sir to hear that he was actually at supposedly in georgia itself. when this video emerged on his social media facebook page appearing to show him in the port city of by to me on the black sea. so really nobody was expecting that somehow he would have been able to sneak into the country under the radar as it were. and they're still be questions to be asked about whether he really is here because the
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government and the state authorities are denying it. his supporters and his political party say he's definitely here. they released some images, but those images are of questionable or origin. so really the question is whether or not he's in georgia, but either way, what it has done is it's, it's delta, good deal of confusion ahead of what will be for georgia very important elections tomorrow for elections, which the opposition say is, is going to be a referenda on, on whether this country a should supports the governments. and if not, if they'd governments who badly tomorrow, their courses is a big expectation that they should be snap election so. so mischa suckers for these arrival on the scene has mixed things up. and so the good deal of confusion here in
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georgia. robin manufacture date out there was robert, 1st here walker that live in tbilisi. we've got a weather update next here, or else a 0. then jenny's crew leader swore into office. we'll look at what it means for the country and the regional us 1st legislative elections will tell you what to expect from the sure council vote. it's force. we'll hear from tom brady as the superstar quarterback professor make his big return to new england. ah. hello there for the middle east and live and it's hot and it's dry and it is relatively settled apart from northern areas of iran. we are seeing some rain trickle down on a bit of a brisk, a wind blowing across the caspian sea. but for the south of this, it is very hot and dry temperatures above average for iraq and kuwait as well as
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katara. we got a bit of a shamal wind that's gonna come into play, kicking up a bit of dusts and hazy sunshine, but the temperatures are going to dip down slightly. it is going to feel a little bit cooler in this area. i just want to bring you to the gulf of oman. we are watching tropical cycling lab as it makes its way south of pakistan, south of iran bringing the wet and windy weather with it. to a mon, we're talking winds of up to a 100 kilometers per hour, some flooding rains. and by the time we get to funday, it could bring some of that to muscat. we will keep an eye on that to the west for yemen, we are seeing if you coastal showers, those join up with showers across the tropics of africa. we are seeing some heavy showers for uganda and the democratic republic of congo. we could see some localized flooding from that. and as we moved to southern africa of africa, seen a lot of rain across the hot.

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