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a new documentary explores the desk for the state of democracy and lebanon lou through the eyes of those who are losing home every day. oh, james, i only real democracy, maybe democracy for sale on al jazeera. ah, this is al jazeera ah, it is in use our on al jazeera, i'm fully back to bo life, my world headquarters in doha, coming up in the next 60 minutes. the european union pledges a 1000000000 dollar age package for afghanistan as well. leaders me to address a looming humanitarian crisis. oh,
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celebrations in parts of iraq as the party of influential shia cleric walked out outside a window the most seats in sunday's parliamentary elections. also this hour, one of the worst public health failures a critical report by british m. p. 's into boys johnson's early handling of the covey. 19 pandemic. and north korea's leader vows to build an invincible military to defend his nation. as he accuses the us of cause intentions in the reach. i'm john, i guess raska with the sports gemini become the 1st, seemed to clench his spots at the world cup, joining host kappa in the 2022 finals. ah, thank you for joining us. c. e. u has fledged $1000000000.00 for afghanistan as leaders of the world's largest economies. me to discuss this, each lation there. the european commission chief says the money will help avoid
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a major humanitarian and socio economic collapse. it will be given to international organizations working in afghanistan and not the taliban government, which brussels does not recognize. the un has warned, the nation is facing a possible humanitarian crisis, and its economy is on the brink of collapse. meanwhile, that g 20 meeting is coming as delegations from the u. s. u k. and the european union meeting here in cotton with representatives of afghanistan's k, take a government. the afghan acting foreign minister says his administration is entering a new phase in his country's relationship with the rest of the world. a taliban is on a diplomatic push for international support and recognition. let's bring in stephanie deckles, i for a st. cobble. stephanie, it's a dilemma, isn't it? for the international community, on the one hand, they want to prevent a humanitarian crisis in afghanistan. and on the other hand, they want to keep pressure on the town about well, yes,
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it really is there any leverage they have at the moment they will pulled out of this country in terms of the coalition forces. the taliban is now in control of the one leverage the international community has, is this recognition, recognizing the child on as the official government here in afghanistan. so this is what they're using to put pressure on them to. as you mentioned earlier, form an all inclusive government at the moment. the interim government is made up only of talk about members. there are a few minorities, but certainly there are no women. women also women's rights. a major issue talking about allowing particularly girls between the ages of 12 and 18 to return to school and university. that hasn't happened yet. the taliban says they are looking into it . they will do it. but it takes time to sort out the logistics in terms of segregating boys and girls from going to school. so this is a back and forth when it comes to the politics, politically folly. but it's really causing a major impact on the ground. as you've been saying, this countries become 40 dependent on international aid,
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on to international influx is of cash over the last 2 decades of war here that suddenly been withheld. so what you see is a, is a, you know, we'll talk about the economy in free for what does that mean? it means that people cannot feed their families. it means they don't have money, it means, or no jobs. it means that you know, they are selling their household goods. it means that people who work on a daily basis hand to mouth, can no longer feed themselves. that translates to 8 organizations, giving severe warnings about what's happening here. particularly world food program, say only 5 percent done. just imagine that of households are actually eating enough and people have large family. so is incredibly difficult. salaries haven't been paid 40 the security situation is difficult and with an increase of ice. okay, and that's something that the international community in particular, is very worried about. so i think at some point, something is going to have to give. but yes, i mean, this international recognition is the only leverage the international community has . and they're hoping that that's going to put pressure on the taliban to make some kinds of concessions to their demands to then figure out a way forward,
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right at the challenges as you see that people face on a daily basis. i just tremendous and a ton about all the while at desperately seeking some form of legitimacy from the international community. they've been speaking to the u. s. u. a hearing doha. how likely are they to get that recognition that they're looking for? i think it's still going to be a difficult process. i think it's important that there are speaking that there is a dialogue. i think it's very important that you had them sitting down with the americans soon after, you know, almost 2 months now since they've taken charge year and you had that really chaotic withdrawal by american forces. i think it's really a game of brickman ship. i think 40 something is going to have to give whether the taliban appoints women into its interim cabinet. whether it, you know, finally allows girls to go back to school. whether it forms a more of an inclusive government. the taliban will tell you that they were not planning to move this way, but because the former government flagged the former president fled and things
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collapse. this is just the way it is that they don't want to have for interference in their country. that has happened for such a long time. so i think at were at an impasse. and the problem with this is that there isn't really much time if you look at the situation on the ground. this is also a country that suffered one of its worst droughts in 30 years 40. what does that mean? it means that the farmers is a major source of income for many people in the says, don't have money, have a terrible crop that affects you know, food sustainability. so there's a whole knock on effect to this when you look at the ground. so i think a dialogue is important, but something needs to change. and again, when you're just talking about the billions of euro 1000000000 euros pledged, there's also an important thing to ask, which is how does that translate to the grout? how does it get implemented? how does it get transferred here to the 88 hundreds and how was it going to immediately get to people salaries, people's mouths and helping people move forward? i think it's it's, it's a challenge indeed. thank you very much for that. stephanie decker reporting their life from campbell. in other world news in iraq,
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preliminary results from parliamentary elections show a positive outcome for the party if she had carried mocked out asada. ah, despite that good showing none of the political blocks appear to have security majority from a prime minister noreah monica looks set to have the 2nd largest hold among she a potties sunday school was held several months early, but voter turnout hit the record low of just above 40 percent will be speaking to alex is here is my mood abdougla had was in nasiriyah in just a few minutes. but 1st ali hashem is in baghdad with more on the results. it's clear this is not going to change a lot. the same political factions are back in the parliament, but with different numbers of seats. now we have looked of a saw that a securing the majority. why it's not the majority that will allow him to go for a to choose a government. untrue to rule the con for he need other allies with him. so he is
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going to forge allies alliances with the sudanese, with the kurtz, with all their independent candidates or members of parliament. now, in order to be able to name and you prime minister a just to, to, to, to explain it, looked of a sudden a has $73.00 seats. now when the and the parliament, what department, the parliament is made up of $329.00 seats. so he still needs another maybe 90 seats in order to be able to choose a prime minister. and this is very complicated given the situation in iraq. now, other putting aside most of the saw them that are other players, especially from the shop, a community for example, the father, a coalition that represents that be amused the popular mobilization units that they wasn't able to get the number of deputies and or members of parliament they had in the past elections now they are denouncing the whole election and saying that it's not unfair. it's a, it's a, it's a fraud. and it's kind of resorting to
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a brinkman ship in order to pressure for the leverage. so that they'd have his say in the choice of the new prime minister now now speak to algiers. mammo damped. and what had who's in the 7 iraqi city of nasiriyah. assamese, of course, way a lot of protests were held prior to this election are being held early. how people they are reacting to these results. well, it's very interesting give police because as you know, in australia, over the past 16 years, lexia has been protesting get the results of every color, mentally election because it was, it has been all was in favor of the dominant of political parts. but only this time today we have been speaking to many people. they say that they are not protesting the results of the election just because they have managed to punish the dominant
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political parties by not giving them their votes by not giving them confidence. on the other hand, they have given their votes to opposition candidates to new generation opposition leaders including him to dad. that's one friend that came out of the revolution that to october 2019 revolution that ousted up prime minister. how did i get up in mattie, as you know that, marcia is evolution, re it city? and it keep it here. say that they, they are happy for the 1st time. for the fittest time election is not in the c is not in favor of the dominant political parties. as you know fully, that a number of political parties have at have each acted the results of the election at some of them even threatened to use power in order to change the reserves. but in australia, the majority of votes have gone to the opposition candidates,
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and namely, them to data, political movement that is representing the revolution representing that the screen revolution in dasanya city. thank you for that, ma'am. with abd wildlife or a say in mastery in southern iraq, aaliyah nash me is a professor of international relations adam of chancery, a university. he says this election to won't change anything in a lock. i think nothing will happen because the same allies, the same. the leaders the same list, the sim schedule and the same, a blend of the same goal. then i think nothing will have been on the ground. and or does that, i think you're all the dreams. all the hopes are the demand of that i q people. it's going with the wind because that many people expect to be some think will change in this election, but i think nothing will change. maybe just us some a few change. but i think the majority are think that the majority is still in the hands of on sunday. and the same of that. and he's behind the brian minister and i
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think or even if in the minute the major leticia they were still in their position . and next to i think in on last many, many power been influenced by iraq because of from the 203 years. because now, because unsaturated, he's now he's, he play a key rule in iraq, and i'll sudden he have another plan. he is, maybe he's a middle between the that up and the iranian. and he had, he want to be the only one leader in iraq. and he don't want a boy any, any direction and he wants. and he don't want to any lead them to be behind him because you're on support. it's under the leave them in the vocal, a mobilization on of a militia, then he would, he don't want anyone to stand beside him. then he had some a problem with in order that i think the influence of your aunt would it be loser
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than before? a judicial investigation into last year's be able to port explosion has been suspended again after a new legal complaint. it comes after the lead judge issued an arrest warrant for former finance minister ali hassan holly, who failed to appear for questioning. early on tuesday. hal is one of 2 ministers who finds the complaint. the explosion kill at least $218.00 people after a fire triggered the detonation of several tons of ammonium. nitrates, plenty more. head on this news hour, including we are homeless. we have no place to go. we hear from migraines, who are stuck in libya and desperate to get out and y, a planned by nigeria, government and violence by armed groups in the northeast facing resistance in sports, and nfl coach, resigns in disgrace. joe, have the details fit? ah,
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north korea leader says his weapons development program is an act of self defense. kim john own made comments at an exhibition showcasing military hardware. he says, a buildup is necessary to face hostile policies from the united states and increasing military forces in south korea. the 2 sides have been in an accelerating arms race with both of them, testing short range, ballistic missiles, and other weapons. young oak is the professor in military strategic studies at hanami university. he says kim jong owns words have a familiar ring. this message is constance. the other i'm in, north korea has to like terrible nuclear weapons and wild. why those put you on travel nuclear plenty is that because of the u. s. host of policy towards new, you know, clear. and i mean, those doubles tend, us cannot be applied to the most korea movies, abil adult agency, developing
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a new weapon system. los korea has been denouncing the military public realty, south korea. so they, on last saying a much about the us couldn't weapon system. but what they pew is this house, or a fighter like half saudi fly. or, i mean, i'm the most important. breadth will be a nose. korea is the u. s. weapon system, which is the u. s. courses in korea. how have ah developed deployed the u. k. government delay in imposing along down at the start of the current a virus pandemic is one of the country's worse ever public health failures. as the conclusion of a newly released parliamentary report, inquiry by a peace also found releasing people from hospital into care homes, costs thousands of lives. they also criticize the tests and trace process and weak water controls, but they praise the u. k. vaccine program live to join
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a whole who's at the national cove in 19 memorial wall in london. one of the worst public health failures in the u. k. is history a pretty damning assessment. jonah, tell us more about what's in this report space. well this report released by a group of cross party empties, indeed led by to conservative party members of parliament. that's the government ruling party. of course, lays bare a litany of criticisms, of the government's handling of the cove it pandemic and failings in that response, particularly in the early part of the pandemic. it's key conclusion. as you mentioned, that britain's early handling of the grown of ours pandemic was one of the worst public health failures in u. k. history not to take you through a couple of the findings. the key findings. he, it filed this report that the delay in boris johnson's ordering of the 1st locked out in march last year that came a full 2 months after discussions initially started to be held between ministers in
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scientific advisors was a delay that cost a lot of lives. it was also a delay that was based on a deliberate policy aimed at achieving heard immunity. and it was a policy put forward by those scientific advisers. it cost lives, as i say, it was only abandoned once it was deemed impossible to achieve heard immunity. the report further accuses scientists and ministers of a so called group think that was part of that policy of heard immunity, a group think that lead to a lack of transparency and decision making. a lack of meaningful challenge of decisions that were being made and the inability, or lack of knowledge sharing with international experts. also dealing with this crisis and dealing with it pretty much the same time. it said that despite being one of the 1st countries to come up with a meaningful, good 19 at test, the u. k. squandered that lead and turned it in fact into a situation of permanent crisis when the government gave up mass testing in march
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2020. and when an effective test trace, a nice late system so called effective eventually came along in the summer. the report concludes it was slow, uncertain, often chaotic and ultimately failed in its objective, and they were further criticisms level that the government's failure to protect vulnerable groups, including care, home residents and black, asian and minority ethnic groups as well. or was there any, any upside for the government in this report? jonah, a few glimmers of, of upside. perhaps in the praise for the vaccine program, the rapid development approval, the rollout of vaccines, also the development of effective treatments for covered 90 the cause. those were both a carried by scientists at oxford university, the government not directly involved to a great degree. i mean, in the end, this was an almost universally scaling report aimed at the government until we have
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an independent public inquiry promised fibers johnston in 2022. i think this is pretty much as bad as it's going to get. thank you for that. john hall live there in london. the u. s. state of texas has banned organizations and companies from enforcing coven 19 vaccine mandate. governor greg albert has been one of the most vocal opponents of making vaccines. mandatory in the u. s. is more comes as the biden administration prepares to require employers with more than a 100 workers to be vaccinated or test weekly for the virus thailand. plans to accept vaccinated tourists flying from countries at phase or low risk from next month. it will scrap hotel quarantine for travelers from 10 countries, including the u. k. the u. s. germany and china. all arrivals will still need to show negative covered 19 test results. from an ester pro channel chart says he'll consider lifting the nighttime curfew and ban of alcohol sales in the capital,
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bangkok, by the new year. the pharmaceutical company, madonna says it will not share. it's called the 19 vaccine formula, despite appeals from the world health organization. company executives say they'll instead to ramp up production. they say that's the best way to increase global supply. within the next 6 to 9 months, the most reliable way to make high quality vaccines and in an efficient way is going to be if we make them. and so i think that the, the appeals are broader, assuming that we couldn't actually get enough capacity. but in fact, we know we can, we went from having 0 production to have been in doses in less than a year. and we think we'll be able to go from one to 3 to maybe an hour where dozens of migrants remain camped outside a u. n. facility seeking re settlement, they escaped the detention center west of tripoli on friday. gods shot dead at least 6 people in the masses cape and some migrants remain in hiding. malik trina
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reports, they've been here for days some for more than a week. they're hungry and thirsty and they've been sleeping on the turret. people give them water as they pass by the crowd of migrants outside this un facility and triple. they each have a story to tell mohammed the woods as he escaped from them, or bernie detention center on friday and has been here ever since. so we are homeless, we have no place to go to the un here is the responsibility it took up. it must be a good bit responsibility because we have no place. a to go, no, no, i don't know. you know where we can go. it follows a crack down by libyan security services. earlier this month in the town of good garish, where at least $5000.00 migrants for refugees were arrested. their temporary homes were destroyed. the government says they were built illegally on public land. those arrested were put in detention centers like the elma bonnie facility, or on friday, 2000 people escaped. the un said 6 migrants were killed and at least $24.00 injured
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. we began to pilot programs day to provides assistance in the emergency release. some of these people, i'm not continue to do so in these areas around town. next couple days we've been able to do so at the community center because of the large crowds. libya has long been a transit hub for migrants and refugees attempting to reach your pin shores by crossing the mediterranean. but with the recent crack down, many of them are scared. they gather here and there are hundreds outside this un facility, hoping to be relocated to other countries. women and children are among the crowds, were waiting for help. the un refugee agency says it urges the crowds to disperse, so they can help the most vulnerable and need. but most people here tell us they have nowhere else to go, and they refused to leave until they are evacuating. david came to libya from self . suzanne, he says, migrants the refugees are made to wait and live in detention centers because of
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e u policies and restrictions the european union who are finding the libya costa guard. people are intercepted in to see them broad back to libya where they hold held up in different systems in on the not only does though, the millage is how we might call them the, took this people and separate them into groups where the exit of them are detained and for ransom, or you know, this circle tips towards it repeating itself there or an estimated $600000.00 african migrants in libby at the moment. many of them just want a better life for themselves and their families. and they believe they'll find it in europe. my latrina ultra 0 tripoli, more than 3000 residents on the spanish island of la palmer, i have been allowed to leave their homes. after authorities ended a long down, they were forced to remain indoors after lava from the con, review, have oqueeno and gulped her cement factory. on monday,
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the volcano continues to spew lava 3 weeks after its eruption. initially, russian thousands have been forced from their homes, buildings destroyed, and flights have been disrupted in the philippines. tropical storm compar so has triggered floods and landslides, in the north killing at least 9 people. more than 1600 people have been evacuated from their homes and towns in the north levin. people are still missing. a storm swept through the country's most populous island of las on, on monday, and intensified as it approached the island of palin. severe flooding in china has kill at least 15 people. it's impacted more than a 1000000 people in changi province brought mcbride reports with unrelenting rain. since the start of october, shank sea is said to be experiencing the worst autumn flooding in history, resulting in the destruction of dams, rail lines and highways. there have been multiple landslides and the fan,
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her river, a tributary of the yellow river, has recorded its most powerful flood peak in 57 years. emergency teams helped by heavy equipment, have been racing to shore up defenses to prevent more flooding. but already thousands of hacked airs of farm land have been inundated, 19000 homes, destroyed, and 820000 people evacuated, considered the birthplace of chinese civilization. shang see as rich in culturally important sites and relics with many now said to be at risk. shank, c is also an important cold producing province and there have been fears these storms could worse than china's shortage of coal, which has resulted in power outages across the country. around 10 percent of mines in shang c, suspended operations for a time, although most were pushed to reopen to help coal supplies. but this seems to be another example of the increasing frequency and ferocity of extreme weather events
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to hit china. these floods come less than 3 months after reins and flooding in neighboring hern and province killed more than $300.00 people. again, rainfall records were broken across the province with the provincial capital, experiencing $200.00 millimeters of rain in a single hour. back in shang see province, millions of dollars and much needed relief supplies have been provided for people affected by these floods. rob mcbride, al jazeera hong kong, can have her check on the wild weather. his josh, hello, everyone. here's her update for the americas. we've got pamela, expect it to be a hurricane when it slams into western mexico. in fact, the state of sinaloa, we got to watch for a landslides and mud slides over the next few days. that will be the primary concern here. give you a white look of north america and we've got some storms from. the dakota is right down to texas. we've got winds colliding, cool,
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and also that warm moist air from the gulf of mexico. so we'll keep tabs on storms here. now, here is a closer look at some of those storms rolling across texas into the eastern portion that se portion of oklahoma on wednesday, you know, had a lot of snow through the northern in central rockies that moves further toward the east. hence why we're seen that storm activity follow that as well. okay, for vancouver, we've got 11 degrees in there. is that what, whether pulling in to or this southern canadian prairies is while when a pick a really rough feeling day north? when will look to scoop up about 25 millimeters of rain at fort serrano 20 degrees . look at washington, d. c. 26. and we've got a scattering of some showers here. down toward the top end of our south america. rain is piling up for the west. coast of columbia, and look at this energy across the river plate region. it will eventually make its way into a saucy on till a head on al jazeera ah,
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celebration of mexico indigenous heritage. and a reminder of the inequities, native peoples and the boston red sox book, their faith in the next round of major league baseball players, still have all the actions to say ah, the world is warming. green lens ice sheet is melting, which is changing everything from sea levels to the way people live. and now you've been exposing the remnants of a cold war, paused greenland, the melting of the frozen no on al jazeera incarcerated, the over half his life convicted by a non unanimous jury for a crime in which no one was hurt or blackmail making eye contact with the white forces could cause him to lose his wife, and in this particular situation,
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it caused no news is free. why just the law deemed unconstitutional by the supreme court. still keep people behind boss in the state or lose their own being incarcerated is just another form of slavery. the gym co convictions on al jazeera, i, i've been recovering all of latin america for most of my career, but no country is alike. and it's my job to shed light on how and why lou ah, you're watching the news on al jazeera, i remind her of our top story. the e. u has pledged $1000000000.00 in aid for afghanistan. the money will help avoid the humanitarian and socio economic collapse. it will be given to international
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organizations working in the country, but not to the taliban governments. north korea zito says he's weapons development program is an act of self defense. he says, the build up is necessary to face off our policies from the us and increasing military forces in south korea. and a newly released parliamentary report has called the u. k. government's response to the thought of the current of iris pandemic, of the countries worse public health failures. or the report did praise the u. k. vaccine program or more now on our top story and various un and independent agencies have founded the alarm on the increasingly di, a situation in afghanistan, 95 percent of households don't have enough to eat according to the well food program. and to 1000000 children are man nourished because i think acute food shortages about 90 percent of health facilities have been forced to close because of a lack of international aid. and the un phase i've gone is found.

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