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free and fair election extolling why democracy has never been so swipe in so many parts of the world, a documentary series examines the biggest challenge, is to democracy from those who undermined to those who are ready to die for right democracy maybe. coming soon on al jazeera ah, a spiraling humanitarian crisis. now complicated by a diplomatic one. united nations tells ethiopia, it has no legal rights to expel 7 un officials. ah, or from doe har on camels, santa maria, and this is the world news from al jazeera,
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doesn't matter whether it's in 6 minutes, 6 day or 6 week. we're going to get it done. the u. s. president, mates, fellow democrats, as the party remains divided over to massive spending bills. the former george and president because soccer field is detained, just hours after his return from an 8 year exiled. and a potential game changer, a new pill for covent claims, to have the risk of hospitalization and death. ah, hello, run. the united nations has told ethiopians prime minister, it does not accept the country's decision to expel 7 of its senior personnel. if you abuse as the officials are being expelled for court meddling in the eternal affairs of the country is dawson came after the u. n. 's aid chief said a de facto blockade on aid to the region was causing severe malnutrition among children. the un says that could effect humanitarian operations that help more than
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5000000 people in the war torn region of take. they are diplomatic editor james base as more from the united nations. for now, the u. n is not withdrawing the 7 high level members of its staff that the government of ethiopia say should be expelled from the country. the you and 2nd, general antonio terrace picked up the phone to the theo, p. and prime minister, abbe armoured of the un says that it doesn't accept the principle that these staff are now persona non grata. and it is the long standing legal position of the organization not to accept the application of the doctrine of persona non grata with respect to united nations officials. this is a doctrine of the applies to diplomatic agents accredited by one state to another state. the application of this doctrine to united nations officials is contrary to obligations under the charter of the united nations. however, the ethiopian foreign ministry has doubled down, issuing a new statement, giving more details of what it says is the meddling by the 7th staff in internal
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affairs. it also says that a discussion of the issue by the un security council would be a blatant violation of its national sovereignty. but that discussion has taken place at close session of the security council coming as it is now october under the presidency of kenya. a neighbor of ethiopia that has close relations with the country, i asked kenya's ambassador whether by its actions, ethiopia, now risk becoming a pariah state. the kenyan government in our delegation, certainly is, is not considering questions about paris fate or what the response of the philippine government is. we are considering all the statements, including some of the communications or from the foreign ministry by twitter. and we are continuing to actively be informed and trying to be responsive to the situation as evolves. but we have every hope that it will r got in
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a positive direction. so what is the next step i'm told ireland is currently circulating the draft of a statement to all the security council members. all of them, though, must agree before it is issued. here is david del canton now has the campaign lead a stop to grey famine for refugee international and says the situation of the region really is desperate. since the blockade came into effect on 26th, june, less than 10 percent of the necessary supplies that reach the region. agencies have since exhausted nearly all the supplies that were prepositioned in the warehouses mccarren leaving the vast majority. the operation suspended until more supplies are allowed in for the civilian population, which is mainly comprised of women children at the elderly. as you can imagine, seen from recent reports, the situation is a slow and people march toward starvation. since the blockade came into effect communications in today into an adaptation to have been cut. so it's very difficult
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to hear from to get any of themselves or to speak with them as to what is happening to them and their family. that's one of the aspects of the blockade through my contacts and those are refugees, international. we know the situation is becoming increasingly dire. the absence of truitt aid, nutrition supplies, medical supplies, and fuel to to truck water means that the situation every day gets worse. the absence of banking facilities means that good indians can't access theirs, their savings and banks to want to buy or supply some buy supplies for their families. the absence of commerce means that they can share or, or purchase items in the market. so these dynamics make for a particularly serious, serious situation design growing worse by the day. not other news in the white house says the u. s. president and members of his democratic party have made
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progress as they try to rescue job bindings. economic agenda in a remove for an american president biden has met with his own party members on capitol hill. divisions among democrats threatened his ambitious plans with the progressive side of the party, vowing to block a one trillion dollar infrastructure bill without larger social spending and a greater focus on climate change. i'm telling you we're going to get this oh matter with doesn't matter whether it's in 6 minutes, 6 day or 6 weeks, we're going to get it done. rather than jordan to talk more about this from washington. i wrote, he sounds optimistic. yeah, of course he asked to sound optimistic, but this is tough work going up against members of his own party. what can be achieved, what, what has been achieved sofa well, this has to be something that has to be worked on among members of congress. and we have to remember that congress is
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a separate and co equal branch in the united states government. so really it comes down to whether members of congress in the president's party can agree on terms on both the social spending slash environmental bill, as well as on the infrastructure spending bill. if they can work out their differences on one, the actual price tag for the 1st bill, because there are some in the senate who say that bill is just simply too expensive at $3.00 trillion dollars. as well as work out the idea that there's going to be a guarantee that that bill is going to be passed if more liberal members of the house of representatives actually decide to vote for the infrastructure bill. so there's a lot of horse trading that goes on here. there are supposedly going to be at least one more vote on friday evening in the house of representatives, but we don't know what time that votes going to happen and exactly what they're
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going to be voting on. they have usually isn't just all right, we're going to vote on a bill and let's go. there are a lot of procedural steps that have to be voted on before you can actually vote on a measure. and given that there is an, as of right now and announced a decision on what to do with the social spending flash environmental bill, it's not clear whether or not they're going to get that worked on this weekend. but as we heard from president joe biden, he's not apparently all that worried if he says no, i can wait 6 weeks, it does just make it work. let's make it work the right way in order to get most of his goal. because after all, this isn't negotiation. rosen at the risk of generalizing he had these bills, always go down to the wire. don't they? what? why does that just for our international audience? why is there so much britain ship when there are such serious things at stake here? well, let's put it this way. i've been covering washington politics among other things
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for 21 years. but if you go back long before my parents even knew each other in the fourties and fifties when lyndon johnson was the senate majority leader and was famous for arm twisting of senators in order to get legislation that he wanted across the line to get those, those bills past, you know, this is a time honored congressional tradition negotiate negotiate, but don't give away what could be the most you want until the very last 2nd. there used to be the some tradition of maybe they would try to get these bills done mid summer. so that members of congress could go away and take august off. that doesn't happen any more. now with this idea of passing continuing resolutions, little patchwork bills to keep the government operating. you see these a 11th hour gamesmanship bob events happening really,
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really frequently. but it's a basics of political negotiation. don't cut a deal until you absolutely have to when usually that means that the money is about to run out trade stuff. great. context there with rosalind jordan in washington, d. c. thank you. now the former president of georgia, macau soccer really has been detained just hours after arriving back in the country for the 1st time in years earlier, he'd posted a video on facebook saying he wanted to support the opposition in saturday's election despite the risk of arrest. soc is really less georgia back in 2013 when his 2nd term as president ended years later, he was sentenced in absent here to 6 years in prison for an abuse of power, a charge he called politically motivated from foresee walker with more now from tbilisi. i understand that he was actually detained here in italy. see, having somehow escaped or the authorities since posting that video
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early this morning from by to me, which is on the coastal, which is on the coast. he on, on the black sea, he made it to the police, and he then said that he said he faced likely arrest. we then had a statement from the prime minister saying that that arrest operation had been carried out. and we've now seen a smiling recall sacristy being taken into prison. we understand that prison is and we're stevia to town not far from that from tbilisi itself. i really that just kept an extraordinary dain, george and politics because mickle sec s v a has made disappearance on the eve of municipal and merrill elections, which the opposition consider is really important because they hope that georgia public will come out to more and vote decisively against the georgia dream government, so because the secretary has picked this moment. now finally,
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after all these years to return and shake up the georgian political sci residence in a small colombian town, st influx of mostly haitian migrants. as pushing them out of housing, the migrants are trying to catch boats on their way north to the united states, but far fewer people every day can leave than arrive accounts. as the deadline has arrived for the u. s. to confirm the number of refugees it will accept over the next 12 months, president biden wants to increase the resettlement ceiling to aren't and 25000. let's see what's happening now in it. nick oakley, that time we mentioned in columbia, alessandra ramp yeti, who i believe, is at the, at the bus terminal there, who is there and where they're heading while come out. the last bus just left about we were here because the number of asian migrants that have been and this found 4 weeks now have decided to return to the city of may the and, and from there to the countries where they've been living in the past few years
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after they had left the haiti, most of the haitians who arrived here and that quickly and are trying to move. or we're trying in the case of those who left to move north towards mexico and the united states were living in either chilly or brazil. following the economic crisis with the cova 19 restrictions they now decided, or they simply couldn't make a living anymore and, and we're trying to make it a north. the issue is that they ended up in a bottleneck here because panama is just allowing 500 of them to leave this sound and to plan them on a daily basis. and after being here for weeks, some even more than that, more than a month, they ran out of money and they got relatives or friends to send them some money and decided to go back. a few 100 are doing that now. every day this just started this
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week because there are more than 22000 migrants and this found now kilometer these are trying to persuade them to go back because of the dangers that they face. once they leave and cook leave. first, they have to cross that ariane jungle for 5 days. that's the notoriously dangerous trek. then they asked to go to another 6 countries to reach the united states, where they are now at risk of being at the port that mexico to is becoming riskier for them. so for all these reasons, some of them have decided to go back. others are insisting that they will continue . they will wait until they can continue in their journey. allison, through a rump yeti with that report from their complete in columbia. thank you. in the news ahead. ah, many in chile celebrate as the country lifts one of the longest curfews in the world. the pandemic, those still posing a threat. the u. k. government insists
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a few crisis is easing, but one in whole petrol stations are still dry. ah . with hello, thank you for tuning in. here's your headlines for the americas. some disturbed weather around the river plate region. once again the heavier batch of what weather north of port olay gray, so impacting southeast of brazil, south end of south america. our wet weather, where we would expect to see ecuador into columbia and the north west of venezuela . up to central america were seen some more storms through the caribbean, a batch of heavy rain through a jamaica kingston. 33 degrees and the usual spots across mexico, including for the pacific coast on saturday for the u. s. here's what's going on. we've got a conveyor belt of just warm and moist air,
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being funneled up. that's colliding with cool air from the west. so when the to collide, we see storms from the upper great lakes straight down to the gulf of mexico. so we go on for closer look, a lot of rain, texas, louisiana, oklahoma, right into arkansas and around the great lakes. it's going to be disturbed whether pretty much all weekend long toronto $22.00 degrees. there's hurricane sam will continue. keep tabs on that to see if it does have an impact on atlanta, canada to the west. temperatures have come down for the prairies. our next batch of what weather for b, c's, south coast were temperatures are shooting up is for california, san francisco. and los angeles allay has a height of 32 on saturday. ah, this is one of the most astounding technological revolutions in all of this room make our planner quit the day. we have to meet the c o 2 emission targets electrical meta mutual motion. they need to be mind to where people are just
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talking about wind in solar. if that's can solve the problem. it won't. the world of distance and commerce is driving the energy transition. each the promise of clean energy and illusion. the top side of green energy on al jazeera, ah ah, on al jazeera, these are the top stories, the united nations, as told ethiopia as prime minister, does not accept the countries decision to expel 7. it's senior personnel, if yoga says the officials are being told should leave because they meddled in the internal affairs of the country. the white house is the u. s. president and members of his democratic party have made progress as i tried to rescue the bought an
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economic agenda in a ram, moved 5 and met with his own party members on capitol hill. and george is a former president because hawkish, really has been detained just hours after arriving back in the country for the 1st time in years earlier, he said he wanted to support the opposition in saturday's election. let's get on to corona virus news. california's become the 1st us state to make it compulsory for school children to be vaccinated against coven. 19 governor davin used and says the move could go into effect as early as january. the mandate pending approval from the us food and drug administration for 12 to 15 year olds, the sta fully approved vaccines for students over 16. back in august. meanwhile and experimental oral coven 19 drug has shown it can cut in half the chance of hospitalization and death for patients at risk of severe disease. the phase 3 trials of anti virus pill was so successful. external mama's is called an early end to the stage. the pharmaceutical company market seeking emergency use for
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authorization in the united states is a little detail, but our, on this trial is attract 775 adults with mild to moderate covey. who because of health problems, we considered high risk of severe disease. half got the 5 day course of the pill of the half got the placebo. all those who took the placebo 14 percent were hospitalized. compared with 7 percent of those who got the drug treatment. max as there were no deaths in the drug group during the time period compared to 8 deaths in the placebo group. the data hasn't yet been published or peer reviewed. we're going to talk about it though with doctors a, his shots, an internist, and primary care doctor in phoenix. arizona. good to have you with his doctor. can you explain the basics 1st of all an anti viral pill? it's not a vaccine. is it something which you take once you have covered or can you take it as a precautionary measure? my understanding is that you cannot take it as a precautionary measure, but it is
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a real game changer in our treatment of this global pandemic that has in so many ways shut down civilization. so it's a very exciting day. it's a good day. but this is a drug that mark has developed i, my understanding is that there are other pharmaceutical companies that are also very competitively going to be bringing other versions of this drug, this anti virus agent to the marketplace. and basically what it does is it inhibits the replication of the virus by causing errors and his genetic code. remember, it's an r n, a virus. so transmit r n a to our ne, and this new medication. quite shockingly, because the conventional wisdom was a, we could not come up with an anti viral medication to treat an hour and a virus like october 19. a lo and behold, science has delivered once again. now, this is all preliminary. none of this has been peer reviewed, but i can tell you this. if a phase 3 trials gets shut down early because the data looks this good, that's
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a very promising sign. i mean, it was impressive enough that we managed to come up with a vaccine multiple vaccines. what was it inside a year of this, a virus emerging a, this type of was this type of sort of supplementary treatment. always part of this . vaccinations and treatments trying to find this side of the treatment. well, i think there are 2 differ issues at hand. the vaccine, although it was developed within the year of this pandemic, really going global. you have to remember that that vaccine technology, our understanding of what the antique genic determinants are on the surface of the cobra virus that we can trigger. antibody responses to that research has been going on since 2002 when sars was a serious threat to human health. and then in 2012 we had merge middle eastern respiratory syndrome, which was also another corona virus. so there was a lot of research that already been done that i believe,
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resulted in the vaccine formulation being as rapid as it was. but no one expected was that we would actually develop an oral agent that could be an antiviral treatment for cobra. this is an amazing, i mean this may be actually from a scientific point of view it more startling development than the vaccine itself. but people should still get vaccinated, shouldn't they? i don't wanna hop on. no, actually i do want to hop on about this because there are a lot of people who is still you will know this in the united states. people who are still reluctant to get the vaccine. that is still our most important, or most significant, some action we have against coded. i can't emphasize that of more. i don't walk, run to get your coven vaccine. whether you're going to go with pfizer, whether you're going to go with merc, excuse me, whether you're going to go with madonna, or whether you're going to go even with some of the johnson and johnson but get vaccinated. that's absolutely a priority. but as you rightfully noted, there has been a significant vaccine hesitancy in america. a lot of it i think,
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is driven by political ideations, that frankly have nothing to do with science. but why today's development is so exciting is, is that vaccine hesitancy was a really serious problem in terms of our ability to get to that magical moment of what we call her immunity, where the virus would spontaneously stop passing from person to person. now with this medication, we can try to help those who exhibit vaccine hesitancy kill the virus before it spreads on to somebody else, and hopefully put this pandemic to bear. you heard the doctor walk, don't run to get your vaccine. thank you so much for your time, doug. as i isa. it's my pleasure. well, this cause for celebration and chili state of emergency, which was imposed to stop the spread of code that has finally been lifted. strict nighttime curfews have been in place since early 2020. after
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a recent decline and infections, life is returning to normal for some senior reports from santiago. oh, free. at last. it's a sentiment shared by millions of chileans. after 18 months of a state of emergency imposed by the government because of the pandemic, a non interrupted curfew, one of the world's longest, forced people to rush home early every day. now chileans are hoping to get back to a semi normal life. oh, disco texan bars will also finally be able to reopen until the wee hours of the morning. one of the a year, more lateral. we're very happy. this is good for the economy though and for people state of mind it's been too long. i've been yeah, boy, i leave them alone, but it was about time. and now we can finally go out at night and have a social life that we really needed, you know, we've out so far there have been more than 3700 grown of virus related deaths in chile and some 1600000 confirmed cases. health officials and politicians
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concede that the long run in curfew had become unnecessary, but truth be told, it was becoming almost impossible to enforce. yet not everyone is happy about the restrictions being lifted doesn't get with them at all. the other. my friends are going to want to kill me, but i wish we still had the curfew. i could tell guessed that it was time to leave, or i could leave early by just saying, oops, thomas curfew time to go. although there is no longer a curfew, plenty of restrictions still remain over. 19 infections have dropped dramatically in chile, more than 90 percent of the target population has been fully vaccinated. and some people haven't even received a 3rd dose. what is you can see? you still have to wear a face mask everywhere except while eating. and you also have to shall go for vaccination to enter most places. chili's borders are now also finally open to international travelers. a life saver for the crippled tourist industry. but anyone
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who enters the country must go into quarantine for 5 to 7 days. it took lash at least half full. unfortunately, these new found freedoms could disappear if infection rate begin to search. once again. lucy and human al jazeera santiago, the girl seemed designed to ensure a fair access to cove at vaccines as it will begin targeting countries with the lowest levels of coverage. since january kovak says largely allocated doses according to population size, but starting this month, it'll san $75000000.00 doses to $49.00 of the least covered nations. ahead of the world health organization is facing call to act after a report outlined the scale of sex abuse carried out in the middle of the bowler. the demick 20 of more than 88 workers involved in abuse and exploitation in democratic republic of congo. we're working for the health agency,
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comes after investigation last year, found aid workers from several agencies exchanged jobs for sex. the u. s. and other key west and donors say, ted ross, arden on good basis needs to take action. these 9 people been killed in a fire at a hospital in the romanian port, city of costanza more than a 100 people were evacuated before the fire was extinguished. this is the 3rd deadly hospital fire in the country in less than a year. romania is aging health system is under major pressure. after a surgeon coven cases, new daily, high, more than 12000 reported on thursday to the u. k. where at least 2000 petrol failing stations still have no fuel, even though the government says the week long panic buying crisis is easing. a critical shortage of truck drivers kicked off the concerns having a range of vital supply channels. the you k government's tried to entice foreign drivers with special visas and pay increase as sponsor's name barker reports that
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deals not tempting enough a truck. his life is tough, says polish driver piazza rustic. he's criss crossed the continent for 6 years. polish whole years are the driving force of european supply chains, working long, lonely hours away from their families, mom boy guy and i go to give to to so i have uncles who, judy for 25 years, a big brother has been driving for more than 15 years and now my youngest sister has got a driving license and drives in the netherlands, and she is already had enough aware. the critical shortage of drivers many from eastern europe, has left the continent in crisis with the u. k. hardest hit coven 19. put a stop to new driver training and post bricks. it immigration rules designed to put british workers 1st of bank fired. british government plans to issue temporary 3 month visas for $5000.00 foreign truckers have been scoffed up by european drivers
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. i'm willing to help you came out of a crisis, seemingly of its own making. for his bow, nancy evelyn, at the keys. this is not an attractive proposition for our drivers beyond the issue of pay, the job needs to be stable and secure. if a driver has an employment contract in poland with a permanent employer, why would they quit everything and guide dk for 2 or 3 months just to help the british sought out their christmas? and this is the ongoing consequence of a shortage of around a $100000.00 drivers. some pedro pumped of simply run dry elsewhere. there are long queues of irate drivers. and there are now concerns about a central supplies reaching pharmacies in a week in which scuffles are broken out at some petrol stations. the government insist the situation is improving. although the army remains on standby. but it's not just laurie drivers that are in short supply. another crisis looms caused by
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a shortage of bushes. many from eastern europe. the farming industries warned the hundreds of thousands of pigs may have to be called within weeks, unless the government issues visas to allow more butchers into the country. this is an interconnected crisis where the worst effects of brake system cove it have collided. spreading chaos in everything from food to fuel. leave parker al, jazeera london, ah, that are past the hour. these are the top stories, the united nations, as told ethiopians. prime minister does not accept the country's decision to expel 7 of its senior personnel. if you appear, says the officials are being told to leave because they meddled in the internal affairs of the country. at the headlines in the white house as the u. s. president and members of his own democratic party have made progress as they tried to rescue job biden's econd.


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