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is lay down their arms 5 years old amid rising descent and fruitful please repression. a new cycle of violence has robbed the nation. people in power of if the agreement is failing and what's next for the country, columbia, killing the piece on al jazeera lou. this is al jazeera ah hello, i'm fully back to bo. this is in use. our on al jazeera live for my headquarters in doha, coming up in the next 60 minutes. the search for survivors in pakistan after a powerful earthquake, at least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of homes destroyed trucks begin to
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move into a major port in sudan after almost 2 weeks have a blockade that threatens the country's most vital supplies. tanzanian author, abdul resigned gordon, i is awarded the nobel literature prize for his uncompromising works on colonialism and the fate of refugees. also the fall. we ride along with families in mexico on a painful journey looking for their loved ones who disappeared more than a year ago. we joined the recall school days, looking and former cultural safe houses. swampland, we find the dumbest world and in sport, the takeover of english perry lead team newcastle united has been completed. a salary lead consortium has made a reported $409000000.00 for controlling stake. other football club. ah, thank you for joining us. this search is on for survivors after an earthquake in
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southwest focused on that scale. at least 20 people hundreds more injured. and many victims could still be buried under the rubble. the military has been sent in to help with the rescue efforts. the city of hon. i, in baluchistan province, is the worst hit region. then bas robbie has the details. most people were asleep in the early morning hours when a shallow earthquake caused the death and destruction in southwestern pakistan. there's the girl burger bite her, you know, but that is see, it was a 5.9 magnitude quake, but i would say it was more than that and lots of lives lost and damage to property . the main mosque of the town was also damaged, badly him buffalo believe was v, but every one, including women and children, were running here. and there we were. skin didn't know what to do. later. ambulances arrived and took the into the hospital with people in rural baluchistan . live mostly in mud brick homes, and as has always been the case across earthquake prone pakistan, poor communities that lack modern construction methods were high build quality is
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an affordable. those are the places where earthquakes exact, their highest cost or do or mercy is yet so far be managed. more than 200 injuries, we have received 15 dead bodies. we sent some severely injured by abroad using ambulances and private vehicles to gratify better treatment. those who are in serious condition that we are shifting them using helicopters. oh, despite access roads being cut off by sunrise rescue cruise had reached the town of her knight and begun sifting through the rubble this earth greg, it may not seem very large, but it was shallow. this, the shaking was very strong in the, at the center area. high night is very close. the, we're only about 15 kilometers away from the abbey center. and so if you add that to the construction of the hans and structures in the area that will unfortunately cause large damage. the fact that it happened at night when people are sleeping,
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that even exaggerates the damage and the injuries that would happen in the area. the quake was felt as far as the provincial capital cueto aftershocks. continuing for hours, the area is mountainous and prone to landslides, that poses another threat that could hinder rescue and recovery operations. rescuers are also trying to reach more than a dozen coal miners trapped under ground. provincial government officials say as many as 100 homes have collapsed so far. and with most people at home in their beds at the time of the earthquake, the number of dead and injured is expected to increase. as in basra villages here. in our world news, dozens of trucks in east, in sudan have been allowed through a blockade that's causing a supply crisis. demonstrate is had force port sudan to close as part of a protest against the government. but they've now allowed lori is carrying medicine to pass for humanitarian reasons. the members of the betia tribe are angry about
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the region struggling economy and a peace deal between the government and rebel clubs. and many people say they were struggling to get medicines, even before the port was shut down. here morgan re, for some cartoon, getting medication isn't easy for him. a homicide, a residence of whom he says buying medicines has always been difficult. but in recent month it's got tougher. good idea loving me, although i have a family member suffering from epilepsy and i have to go to several pharmacies to find the medication and has become expensive to afford it. and that's affecting me . but i have no choice but go and find didn't buy it, because if it's miss by a day, we have to start the treatment all over again with us. well, for years, hospitals and pharmacies here have faced difficulty in getting drugs. the government subsidizes imported medicines for public hospitals and health centers, but it's facing a hard currency crisis that forced to devalue its currency earlier this year. pharmacists rely on import companies to provide them with drugs. but those
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companies now use the new official exchange rate. that's 8 times more than the former one, and that's pushed up prices that are here are of the could a bowler at the hospital because of the devaluation of the currency. prices have increased and we see people who suffer from chronic diseases buying less than what they used to, where they used to buy enough supplies for a month. they now buy enough for 10 days or so. and there's the issue of availability. some imported medicines take months to get here. so sometimes it's out of stock and the patients are the ones who suffer. pharmaceutical importers say, since the currency, the valuation, some medicines have become too expensive to bring into. so dam, enforcing medicines is vital to sudan because local manufacturers only produce have of what it needs for more than 2 weeks. protest at the main port stopped at operating and the government is learning. the shortage of medicines will get worse if that continues. members of the beach, a tribe incidence eastern, read, these dates are pressuring the government to cancel what is known as the eastern
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track of a peace agreement signed a year ago. they said those who negotiated on behalf of the eastern states do not represent them and they've been marginalized. they've also blocked fuel from being imported along with other basic commodities such a sweet. but the protesters denied they are preventing medicines from coming in. and on thursday, dozens of trucks entered the port to pick up medicines and medical equipment. beecher council members say they allowed that as an exception, but would escalate their actions if their demands are not met. so dance medicines, imports committee says the unrest in the east alone is forcing some companies to halt shipments, blah. laval huff for private suppliers that deliver to pharmacies. there are medicines that arrived at the port but cannot be cleared. and then there are several containers now waiting at jet a port in saudi arabia. those cannot come because of the protests. and then there are companies who are supposed to supply us with medicines. but the shipping companies have said that because of the protests,
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they won't deliver to saddam the standoff between the government and the protesters in the east doesn't appear close to being resolved. and many of those struggling to buy medicines at high cost feared that even if they find the money to buy that drugs they need, they won't find them on the shelves of any pharmacy in the country. he bo morgan al jazeera, harder to the former us special envoy for haiti, who accused the biden administration of in humane practices is set to testify before the house foreign affairs committee. ambassador daniel foot resigned in september after criticizing the decision, did a port thousands of haitian migrants who had fled to the u. s. to escape lease in political turmoil and natural disasters and speak to andy gallagher live in miami for his andy, we heard scathe increases him from ambassador foot before his resignation about the treatment of haitian migraines that the us mexico border. so what can we expect from this hearing today? well,
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if you look to daniel foot resignation letter, it was all pretty much laid out after he resigned. at last month, he accused the united states of being in humane in its treatment towards those haitian migrants that gathered at the us mexico border as saying he didn't want anything to do with an administration that treats people in need. that way. the also said that the biden administration's policy towards haiti was highly flawed. but in essence there really isn't much of a policy from the by the administration towards haiti at the moment. of course, the background to wall there says that the job now luis, the president of haiti was assassinated in july. that's when daniel foot was appointed as the u. s. special envoy, and a course is a serious security situation. and in that nation, as there is now a power struggle to replace moses. so that's the back ground here and we're talking about daniel foot is a life long diplomat. someone who's served all over the world for various different presidents. and his words were pretty unusual for someone in his position,
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but the by the administration knocked back they, they hit back at his accusations fairly strongly saying all his suggestions were taken into account. he wasn't ignored, but of course a by the administration decided to forcibly deport many of those haitians who hadn't lived in haiti. v is back to haiti itself, back to ports of brands where we saw horrible scenes of the airport people trying to get back on the plane. so i think in his testimony today will hear much of what he wrote in that resignation letter. but ultimately, after covering haiti for for more than a decade, i can tell you u. s. policy towards haiti, the u. s. seemed to be damned if it does and damned if it doesn't. if they put troops in, they get blame for any problems. if they back any potential leaders, that person is then seen as a puppet of the united states. so it's a very difficult relationship. nonetheless, a very vital one. and i understand there so hundreds of haitian migrants in mexico who will also now be deported back to haiti. i
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mean that's the situation or what you have to remember. there was something like 12 to 14000 asians gathered at the us mexico border. many of those families, those people hadn't actually lived in haiti for years and years. some of them have been living in chile and, and, and south america and mexico. and now they are being returned to a place. they do not want to be a place or that is now essentially in many neighborhoods, run by gangs where there is no real government at the moment. there's no congress, there's no new leader. of course, the u. s. has been pushing for fresh elections to happen as soon as possible. that isn't going to happen very soon. they want to take a vote on the constitution and changes that might be needed. meanwhile, at the security situation in haiti just gets worse day by day. this is why people don't want to go back there why they've been living in other countries. but the biggest criticism of the u. s. is it didn't even give those people a chance to claim asylum. they weren't even processed. they were on the basis of
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covered and health threats simply sent back to haiti that was daniel foot. biggest complaint about the u. s. s. treatments of those haitian migrants of that border. all right, and he thank you very much for the moment, and as soon as ambassadors daniel foot begin to dressing, the foreign affairs committee will bring you. are that live here on al jazeera andy gallagher for the moment. thank you. and there's plenty more head on the news hour including visor asked us government to authorize. it's over 9000 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 12 comic con has back after being shut down by cove. it, i'm prison salumi in new york where super heroes and super villains have come together to bring back this comic book convention. i'll have that story coming up. and in sport footballers in the u. s. united emitter scandal that swaps americans. ah,
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pfizer says it's submitted a request to the menu as drunk regulator for emergency approval of its covered 19 vaccine for children aged from 5 to 11 trials for the age group began in july, a dr. to vaccinate. children has been spurred by a rise in infections of the delta variant and the reopening of schools, the us and canada were among the 1st to approve the job for children above 12 years . so old back in may. alan fisher has more from washington. there's been an increase in the number of cases among children is become a worry for politicians and also for legislators and school boards across the country. the best way to deal with this and not help by the fact that some school boards have and said that there should be no mast mandates. so not making a compulsory for children to wear masks in class when expecting the sta to give approval to this. it will come some time between the end of this month and the thanksgiving holiday in november. so some time in the 1st 3 weeks of november as
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your biden is about to fly to chicago to boast about that. the benefits of vaccine mandates. he will meet the chief executive officer of united airlines. one of the 1st big carriers here in the united states to mandate that all staff must be vaccinated. no, there were those who said, this is going to lead to the ruin of united airlines. people will leave in droves, they are not going to want to get the vaccine at, but faced with that are losing the job. 99 percent of the staff have taken up the option to make sure that they are vaccinated in other airlines. and oh, following suit, joe biden has said that he wants at people who are involved in federal contracting, those who are federal employees and also all those in health care systems across the united states to be vaccinated. many people have resisted, but the, the pick up rate is in the 90s in almost all of those sectors. and joe biden certainly sees this as a success. so that is what he will take when he goes to chicago. he says he'll be
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grateful for even though the united states has no crossed $700000.00 deaths. he still hopeful that they can get this under control when i speak to aaron, so all about this was an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at george. why are georgetown university? she's joining us from a washington. thank you very much for being with us or in pfizer, says a smaller dose of discovery. 19 vaccine is safe and effective in children. from age 5 to 11. will kids that get this, those have an adequate response? similar to adults though. well that thank you so much for having me. yes. if this received f da, mercy off a use authorization and the cdc reviews and, and gives it's okay, that gives us the data to say, this is safe and effective for children between the ages of 5 to 11 at that lower dose. so it be a 2 dos regiment, about a 3rd of the amount that is as currently given to those 12 in up. and so this is
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a, the approved mechanism for protecting our children against infection and disease from coven. but what do you tell parents who are still a bit hesitant about this? as a parent myself, you know, we get bombarded with advice daily on how to raise their children and the best mechanisms, right? for education and their health and wellbeing. i think, and this is one of the best ways we had to protect our children from coven 19. it helps keep schools open. it helps keeps our children healthy, our family's healthy. and in addition to regular hand washing in and where in face masks, and i would, i would encourage parents who are questioning to talk to their pediatricians. ask the questions to the trusted public health professionals. talk to those that you that you count on for advice for your children's health and wellbeing. have those conversations and encourage them to do so. so i know adults for children, do you expect the side effects to be the same as in adults?
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you know it's, it's hard to tell and i think we would have to rely on the information on through the f d. a review process. but the, the same type of, of potential responses to the vaccine could be somewhere in children. again, the vaccine itself is, is not eliciting disease. it's providing the production of a protein and we then develop an immune response to that protein. so that if the children then get in contact with the virus, their immune system recognizes that and fights it off versus having a full on protect infection. and so there might be similar side effects, but to a level that would be an acceptable for it for a f d approval. right. what more do we know? i mean, this is about pfizer, right? what would we know about madonna and johnson and johnson completing their trials in children because it would be good to give people a choice swipe? you know, i would say that i know both johnson and johnson and major are undergoing clinical
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trials for approval for children and 5 and, and over. it's interesting because if we think about some of the other vaccine that children gets on a regular basis considering even the, the influenza vaccine that we get on a seasonal basis, we never know exactly which manufacturer which type that we're getting. we know that it is approved and effective, right. and so i think really it's a matter of making sure that we get the safe, effective vaccines in our children for protection, whether it be pfizer, mer turner or jane jay. and so thank you very much for talking to us about this. thank for your time. thank you very much. better the world health organization is calling on private organizations to drop intellectual property rights on vaccines to ensure greater distribution. he says it's the right thing to do and will help to end the pandemic the i p way, but it could be controlled. so it's possible and i fully agree with the secretary general, but we could not force anyone. but we believe that governments and manufacturers
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have the obligation to really cooperate because when they cooperate, it will be, it will help economically, the world will, will open up and it will because it will help us to end the pandemic. and it's morally also the writing to do the nobel prize for literature has been awarded to a tanzanian born novelist sobbed. resigned coroner's work, focuses on colonialism and the fate of refugees. it's the 1st time a black african has won the prize in 2 decades. the committee held corner for his uncompromising and compassionate take on the gulf between countenance and couches. and it's also been chairman of the nobel committee for literature caused score. now, one of the world's most prominent post colonial writers seems publication of his novel paradise. in 1994,
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he has been widely recognised as one of the world's most prominent post colonial writers. in his 10 novels he has consistently and with great compassion penetrated the effects of colonialism in east africa and its effects on the lives of uprooted and migrating. individuals for reese has more now from stockholm. the prizes are judged on literary merit. and i'm sure that is the case. i with abdul rosa gern as prize as well. but maybe they've had their outlook broaden the little bit there was a me to scandal in, in 2018 that led to them saying that they would make their criteria farrah in terms of gender more global outlook. and that seems to be seems to be the case head as made, maybe up to ross at gun it would have won that prize anyway. and we've heard
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a report from reuters that i spoken to him on the phone. i think he's still a bit overwhelmed at the moment. in fact, i think it was a, a surprise, this announcement. there are many guesses about who's going to win. but no one really knows as, as a height of secrecy and around these prizes. in fact, is on publishing said it's been breaking her heart that he's not had any recognition at all really. and then suddenly, today he's 8 nobel laureates and maybe shows some of the value of what can seem of a dusty old prize. really, you know, we have so many so many internet forums. everyone can be a reviewer. we have trending lists. but still, a group of, of learned swedes in gilded rooms can subjectively decide who the most impactful literary writer of books write your poems, roach of place is in the world. yvonne's foreign minister says his country will stand by lebanon as it faces as filing economic and energy crisis. wholesale. i may
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have de la han, how talks in beirut a month after the formation of a new government. then a hunter has a report. iran's foreign minister says he came to lebanon to convey the islamic republic support at a time of economic turmoil. but her saint amir up de la han also asserted iran's influence. it has been sending shipments of fuel to help with shortages in defiance of us sanctions. mother to cassandra, that we will stand by lebanon, with all our power in order to break the turn a siege that lebanon has going through at such a critical time in its history, iran's ally has below managed to bring in iranian fuel through us sanctioned syria, a few weeks ago, it used it as a political tool and declared victory. the move wasn't approved by lebanon's government prime minister, and as you may 80 said, it violated the country sovereignty. nevertheless, he received the iranian diplomat and bargain bernice. this is
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lee ann is complete the last 2 hours in face all this breach of the balance of it. but more importantly, mr. me, he's government, are you in order to, to find a way to get out of this economy and financial crisis. lebanon is in economic turmoil. it's seeking a bailout package from the international community. this could undermine iran's influence, since the much needed hard currency will have to come from the west and lebanon's, traditional allies, gulf arab countries. as of late, those governments shunned lebanon because of iran's influence here, as it is caught in the middle of the grounds. rivalry with saudi arabia and the united states has below, is armed, and along with its allies, controls, political power in lebanon. critics say it is furthering iran's agenda at lebanon's
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expense. we don't feel that liberal is besieged boy or by any country. the only country that is so feuding or making rubin and severe really. and the factors relations was the international community. is the malpractice over u. m. and it's proxies. the visit by iran's foreign minister was more of a message than one of substance. and while he received a warm welcome, lebanese officials were careful, at least publicly, not to position themselves firmly in one camp center for their elder cedar beirut. has promised we want to bring in the testimony of the former you especially envoy for haiti before the house foreign affairs committee. ambassador daniel, for to resigned in september after criticizing the decision or by the by didn't administration to deport thousands of haitian migraines from the us mexico border. let's watch and listen. are we recommended that the national police
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establish an anti gang task force with several components, including commandos communicators, intelligence, people with the prosecutors and they will need to be trained, they will need the, the unit will be designed, and then they will be vetted fully the state department international, my guys in law enforcement has, is moving ahead with the security part of the training. they'll be vetted polygraphed, i believe. not only the folks in this task force but through the command of the police. and they will have to be outfitted as well, with everything from a camouflage pants and boots to lethal aid. they the goals, et cetera, only cut you off again because of that little time left now that you have resign, would you recommend another envoy be sent to hey, that's
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a good question. i think. yeah, brian nichols, the new assistant secretary for western hemisphere in the state department knows haley well, i worked with brian before it. he's got a complex hemisphere on his blade as well. i think a senior level official who knows haiti and can focus on haiti will ensure probably a more thoughtful policy on him. and lastly, would you believe that the believe that our congressional delegation to hailey would be helpful at this time or not? absolutely, as a matter of fact, i was asked by some of my haitian friends today to mention that, but you did it for me. thank you. very good. anal turn to, i believe, or mr. sadden is next to make or ask questions. thank you mister chairman. i thank you for being here. mister ambassador, haiti,
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i believe, is the 2nd largest recipient of us assistance in the western hemisphere. yet it obviously still remains the poorest country in the region. how can we make the aid that we do give to haiti actually improve the viability of the country the, the conditions of the people there and, and not just, you know, continue to encourage dependency. how can we actually help the country to improve? it seems like we've tried for years to do this and have been woefully unsuccessful in that effort thus far. what would you suggest? thank you, congressman. i was in berlin, planning of the 5100000000 supplemental funding for haiti pose 2010 earthquake. and i was struck by the fact that was all americans in the room. so when i went back 10 years later and see that he's much worse,
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i can say that we know how not to fix haiti. i believe we need patients in the room and the haitian by and haitian lead solutions. and i think usa id would probably tell you the same thing the last time in the 2010. and before that, i won't go back that far because i don't understand that well, a lot of the grants were done with the large american n g o z the many of the typical ones in washington. and i think they're looking particularly post this august earthquake to focus on local and jose as opposed to giving huge grants to american. and jose, i think asians need to be the employees of these and jose and need to be the ones who are trained to help their country, men and women. thank you, mr. bester. since may and, and potentially even earlier, because the government of,
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of panama, who we work with very closely in air for a long time. now. the panama warned the administration of increased the flows of haitian migrants, a tranced transiting panama towards the u. s. migrant. so that were interviewed, claimed that they were kind of lowered by the pro migration messaging coming from the, by the administration. as, although it was mixed message. you know, sometimes you know, somebody in the administration or the vice president comp. but in essence, you know, like one hand, they don't company other here the same, you know, come on in as we discuss humanitarian issues or, you know, we can't really, it's, you have to bring up the failures of the, by the administration that directly contributed to the humanitarian crisis at the u . s. is southern border where people were given false hope
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a for entry into the u. s. wiley, why did the administration neglect? do you believe the repeated warning serve from panama? for example, is a longstanding us partner that people were coming in. obviously if you looked at the people under the bridges, they were just not ready for the mass of humanity that came and the horrible conditions that the people had delivered. and under there is walls, the neighbors who had, you know, tolerate this tough situation as well. thank you, congressman. and it's difficult for me because i wasn't involved in the decisions with the, by an administration to speculate on what was going through their mind. um but you re and i her car has been serious say at all so that this problem needs to be solved and hailey ah, or they will continue to come to our borders,
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particularly when they hear that their country man got in earlier. and.

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