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in respect over the market, people a world away from mom, buy a nation has taken indian cinema too. it's hot out as you are well revealed the color and passion of morocco's bollywood dream. ah, this is al jazeera ah hello, i'm barbara sarah. this is the al jazeera news, our live from london. thank you for joining us. coming up in the next 60 minutes. russia's president denies using energy as a weapon, as surging prices across europe. cent household gas bills rocketing to grey enforcers say the ethiopian military's air and ground offensive against them is intensifying. a man armed with
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a bow and arrows kills at least 4 people and wounds. several more near norway's capitol and star trek actor william shatner goes into space for real, becoming the oldest person to make the trip a new city to add in sport, kenya is mourning the loss of one of its most promising athletes as to time. well championship medalist agnes to rob is founded stamped to death at her home. ah. as households real from extraordinary rises in energy prices, the european union as announced what it describes as a toolbox to tackle the spike? the northern hemisphere is heading into winter and natural gas prices across europe are about 6 times higher than this time last year. well,
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the u recommends short and medium term measures including tax cuts, emergency support for companies and households, and stepping up investment in renewables. the skyrocketing prices have partially been blamed on russia was holding gas supplies to europe. president vladimir putin denies using energy as a weapon, labeling the accusations politically motivated bladder. well, the international energy agency is calling for governments to triple there are spending on clean energy or extreme market volatility will continue. it says nearly 4 trillion dollars must be put into renewable energy by 2030. natasha butler has more now from brussels. reducing taxes on energy bills and financial help for poor households were among the recommendations laid out by europe's energy commissioner to help member states shield consumers across the block from spiraling costs. our immediate priority is to protect europe's consumers,
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especially the most vulnerable. second, we have to make our inches system better prepared and more resilient, so that we don't have to face a similar situation in the future. natural gas prices have soared in europe in recent weeks, partly driven by a certain demand. as countries emerge from loc downs, natural gas accounts for a quarter of the european union's energy needs. the majority of that is imported into the block from countries including how derrier, norway and qatar, but mainly russia. some say that the kremlin is fueling the price rise by failing to boost gas supplies in order to pressure the you to prove the controversial nordstrom to pipeline. at an energy conference in moscow, prison vladimir putin said russia was ready to increase supply electron enough, but was really to do sure. if they ask us to increase deliveries, we are ready to do so. we are increasing them as much as our partners are asking us
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to avoid future energy crises. the commissioner says, countries must focus on transitioning away from fossil fuels to renewables. some analysts say that would also help your become more self reliant when it comes to energy. if we had had in europe national governments that did 20 years ago, renovate the homes, like we knew how to do that, did roll out solar heating systems as soon as the seventy's, because this is super haul technology, we would be in a much better situation today. would be consuming much less gas. we will be much less reliance on russia. and the current gas prices that we see would have been, you know, fall as impactful for us europeans. some european countries, including from spain, agrees one more from the youth and recommendations. they are pushing for a wide measures, including coordinating gas purchases and joint gas storage. the blogs leaders will discuss the crisis at
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a summit. next week with the onset of winter pressure is mounting to find solutions . natasha butler, i'll just sarah brussels. well across europe, the main sources of energy differ significantly between countries. here in the u. k . international energy agency figures, sugar more than 40 percent of energy used last year came from natural gas. now that's followed by oil on nearly 32 percent. and about 15 percent was from renewable sources, such as wind solar and hydro. in france, the main source was nuclear at more than 40 percent of energy use, almost 28 percent came from oil and about 12 percent from renewables. in germany, meanwhile, about 34 percent of energy use was from oil 26 percent from natural gas and nearly 18 percent in this case came from renewable sources. well, let's talk more about this with chad han yet cool mar. he is head of environmental
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. the new economics foundation and joined us via skype from oxford. sir, thank you so much for joining us. a here on al jazeera, 1st of all, i guess a generic question, but what do you put if you have to sort of list the reasons at what do you think we are finding ourselves in this situation right now. thanks for homeroom, i think the, the main reason and the simplest reason i suppose is it's a classic case of demand outstripping supply with pandemic restriction sort of being taken up and taken out the having demand come back, especially industrial demand come back in quite a big way, but because of maintenance issues in oil producing countries, gas producing countries, he basically haven't had that kind of supply matched bond. when that doesn't happen, you basically can see energy prices going up. so that's the simplest reason. okay, we're, we're hearing that one of the solutions, according to the european a union, is to effectively help households and companies and a give tax cuts and stepping up investment in renewables,
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which i'm assuming you would be a big fan of what it, what do you make of that package from the you. i think that's a smart package because it looks at the short term which is about safeguarding families and industries that are most wonderful to the gas prices going up considerably. and the long term meet him to long term solution, which is where to stop, stop burning fossil fuels are not just a color climate crisis, which is obviously a huge challenge. but also because it's just adding to our energy bills considerably here in the u. k. you know, a lot of families are having to make a choice between eating or hitting in the winter. that is not the choice that we want families to be making. and the best thing to be doing in the longer term is to just read ourselves off with his gas or oil and coal, all sorts of fossil fuels. and i think a beetle, if you would argue with you, that in the long term, the solution obviously is renewables. i guess, as did the question now is how to do it in a way that it doesn't upset the market to much. doesn't make people suffer because gas is often known as a kind of bridging fuel. and we're seeing it from countries that are trying to wind
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themselves off call for example to renewables. that gas and it's that pressure on gas that also comes from countries like india trying to do the same. and that means liquefied natural gas is in demand in many parts of the world. i mean, do you see that is as one of the reasons and then how do you feel about the do you think that may be the move to renewables should be changed? maybe the speed of or it's being done badly? what do you think? i think i know i've been working in the sector for about 13 years, roughly about 5 years ago. so there was a heated debate around as you said, gas being a bridge fuel away from the goal and towards renewables. but that debate has all sort of faded away because the space of change that we're seeing is incredible renewable to coming on to the grid at breakneck capacity. but the scale of climate crisis means we have to just keep going much faster than we already are. so i think the notion of bridge fuel is now behind us. it's, it's 5 years old now. now we're looking at how do we enhance capacity,
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except that you forgive me? it's still a reality is i think that model on least half the gas in the you, k hd give an example actually goes towards heating people's homes. so maybe the idea of this being a long term solution may, may not be right, but certainly in a country like the u. k. guess is that the fuel that most people rely on that is true, or perhaps the definition of how long the bridge is? is that big and becomes an important question? because if it's next any us? yes. certainly we be using a lot of gas and continued to use that. but the i e. s report this morning literally says ab up stock investing in fossil fuels anymore and be the transition is going to be so fast that in the next decade i eat by 2030. our reliance on gas is going to considerably fall, especially in countries like the u. k, the transition is happening grow to new, faster. so yeah, i think your point gas is going to play a bit of a role. the bridge i think is, is decreasing in size quite quickly. chartina co,
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my head of environment at the new economics foundation, speaking to us from oxford. so thank you for sharing your expertise. when chris now the push for green energy as we were hearing is still a contentious one. in bulgaria, hundreds of coal miners have marched through the capital, sofia, demanding job security. they're angry over the use vow to close mines and coal fired plants over the coming decades. oh, guerria is the poorest country in the european union, and workers say the 10s of thousands of jobs are at risk. they say the eas timeframe for closing the mines is too short. and our calling for the government's support. it's not just energy shortages. the many countries are grant grappling with as they emerged from the pandemic. the u. s. government is stepping, stepping up efforts to fix global supply chain issues which have led to shortages of many goods and higher prices. reduce that factory output over the past 18 months and shipping long jams are being blamed. half
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a 1000000 containers are currently stuck on cargo ships, waiting to be offloaded at the club. the ports of los angeles and long beach. he was president joe biden says, his administration is working with companies and ports to alleviate those bottlenecks. some ports will start operating 24 hours a day and retailers will expand their hours. this is across the board commitment to going to 247. this is a big 1st step and speeding up the movement of materials and goods through our supply chain. but now we need the rest of the private sector chain to step up as well. this is not called a supply chain for another. this means the terminal operators, railways, trucking company, shippers, and other retailers as well. well, speaking of the supply chain here in the u. k, shipping containers have been diverted from the country's biggest port because it's fall raising fears about food shortages. the porter felix though handles more than
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a 3rd of the countries imports, but a shortage of drivers as lead some companies to divert their shipments because there's no space left to stack containers. the u. k has struggled with its post pandemic, economic recovery with low fuel and food supplies. the countries exit from the european union has exacerbated some of those problems. are coming up on this news hour from london, the taliban, that warns its own members that anyone found to be linked to iso will be punished as craters. the pillar of shame, a deadline passes for a sculpture marking the tenement square massacre to be moved from the university of hong kong. and then sport. we're going to hear what the i o. c vice president has to say about china's human rights record. as beijing prepares to host the winter olympics, ah
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no, an air and ground offensive base european military against forces from the northern t gray region is reported to be intensifying. a spokesman for the degree and forces says that there have been many casualties as government troops and allies battle them on several fronts. fighting is also taking place in the neighboring amara and afar regions, ethiopians government has an acknowledged a fresh offensive but the t gray people's liberation front. so as the fighting began with airstrikes last week. just after prime minister, ibm it was sworn in for a new 5 year term. or for more of this, we can speak to a leona scene, then call from the international committee of the red cross. she joins us live now from they robi, thank you very much. for being with us, obviously this is incredibly sensitive topic. it's difficult to get information there. but what are you hearing from your colleagues on the ground as to what the
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situation actually is? the situation is so very serious. we're still having a lot of people who have to run from their homes for safety and the displaced people they leave in very difficult conditions in overcrowded shelters in schools. sometimes they even sleep out in the open. also for the past several months, the commercial traffic has been disrupted, and that has, has a tremendous impact on the availability of the sensual supplies, like medical supplies and food. and also the region is experiencing severe shortages of electricity or fuel. and that is means that it's very difficult to provide the essential services like health services and clean water. yeah, you mentioned mean of course a in one way or another. we're coming up to a year of violence in the, in that region with all sorts of reports of atrocities coming out. and a lot of people being display. so you mentioned just how difficult it is to get
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assistance to people in what you're trying to do to help the people that you can help for us to the priority has been supporting a medical facilities. so we are delivering assistance to hospitals because access to health care has been one of the men who many tevin priorities in to cry. and also in the neighboring hara and the for region because the hospitals, they have been receiving wounded people and also trying to ensure that they run the normal routine services with just like very little resources. with that, there's been lack of medical supplies, also lack of electricity, fuel, and even the local food has been affecting their services. of course, because effectively a year of agriculture is that it's kind of been lost. so in light of all of that, how important is it? more supplies, whether it's food, whether it's medical supplies, actually manage to find a way to the area. it is extremely important that we have more
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essential supplies, more food, more medical supplies. because if the hospitals continue functioning without fuel, without electricity, without medical supplies, and even without the food sufficient amount of food for patients and for staff, we risk seeing preventable death. and we see also we can see that the humanitarian crisis can get worse. and we could see the consequences could become long term liquid to the claim to quincy in the next. yes. and what is the situation like of for your direct colleagues of people there that are trying to help it is a very difficult and very volatile environment to work in. it is also very difficult to witness the humanitarian crisis and weakness the suffering of people. because there has been a lot of trauma for the people who had to leave their homes also for people who
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cannot contact their family members because they tell communication networks in the region a still down. so we have hundreds of people contacting us because they don't know what happened to they locked one, some that lead to a lot of distress. so of course, it is very difficult to work in the circumstances. very difficult. situational round leona senior ankle, i see, or see regional spokesperson in ruby. madam, thank you very much for having joined us. thank you. or meanwhile, the united nations, as recalled to senior officials working any few here because of concerns about their safety. this comes after and then on unverified recording surface in which to you and workers. i heard saying that some senior officials sympathize with rifles in t grey. i'll come web has more from nairobi. the audio recording,
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which was published online to women, can be heard saying that they work for the un in ethiopia, speaking to a freelance journalist and saying that they believe senior global level, un official, some senior global level, un officials of biased and sympathetic to the to grey and forces mister gray region in the north of the country, the fighting, the government troops and a conflict that the gun just under a year ago, who un officials obliged to be neutral, an independent. now reuters news agency says through other un work, i tend to fight these 2 un officials, one who work for the you and population funded. another one who works for the international organization for migration in ethiopia, that the un haven't confirmed the identity of these 2 people. but it has that it is following its own internal mechanism to address this issue. it's been quite a lot of tension over the last few months between the government and not just the u
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. n, but other international leg, 8 organizations who are working in ethiopia, those 7 officials that the government said it was throwing out there on tenure. tara is the secretary general, did reject that explosion. that was just the most recent in a, in a number of statements from the government. when it's been very critical of various staff members of international humanitarian organization. several people have been killed and injured after a man use the bow and arrow to attack them in norway. the incident took place in the town of con bag, which is south west of the capital o zillow. police say that 5 people were killed. the authorities believe the suspect open fire at a supermarket before moving through the town suspect has been arrested. police or investigator investigating mother whether the attack was an act of terrorism.
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slaying politicians, opposition politicians have launched impeachment proceedings against president sebastian king. yet out over the sale of a mining company. after details emerged in the pandora papers leak, now they appear to outline a deal involving the sale of the domingo copper and iron mine in 2010. during his 1st term in office. chillers public prosecutor has already announced that investigation and to possible bribery related corruption charges as well as stocks violations related to the sale. benita has previously denied the allegations of the actor who played one of t v's best known space captains has traveled into space for real william shatner known of course for his role as captain kirk. in the original star trek series has become the oldest man to make the journey. the 9 year old blasted off from texas on jeff basis as a blue origin spacecraft, and the gallagher has more managers there. q one
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lasting awfully us state of texas lou origins, you shepherd, rocket launchers for another journey to the edge of our atmosphere. a border man known to millions as captain james t. kirk of the starship enterprise. finally, frontier william shatner 1st shot to fame in 1966 lay in the iconic kirk in star trek. oh no more than 50 years later, he's boldly gone. one new 90 year old's human has been before what you have here. the blue is the most profound experience. i'm so feel with emotion over what just happened. i was just stored i hope i never recover from idle that i can between what i feel though,
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i don't want to lose once free of the earth's gravity, all 4 crew members enjoyed 3 minutes of weightlessness and a view of our planet, a blue origin zoner jeff bezos hopes will eventually become more accessible to so cool space tourists in a race funded by billionaires. having such a relatable crew member on board is being seen as a publicity coup. it's no secret that a lot of people who like on space and space systems are star trek fans for the immediately resonate with captain kirk in the, in, in the seat on the passenger flight. as the capsule and its crew safely returned to earth funds of an iconic science fiction show that inspired millions celebrated the return of the fictional spaceship captain. well, if you can pick anybody better, i think from all of star trek to get to do that in on to be looking at that new frontier. i think really that it's, it's more it's bigger than chatting array and in captain kirk is star trek. but
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really star trek is the thing that has had the impact on space travel right. by presenting this optimistic vision of the future, especially in inclusive vision of the future, the new private space race is now well under way. it may be funded by what some c as a 1000000000 as boys club with bays us, richard branson, an e long mosque, all joking for domination. but his hope the final frontier may now be one step closer for the rest of us and alika al jazeera. tropical storm. compar seal has swept through hong kong, killing one person and injuring 21 others. schools and businesses were closed. the head of the storms arrival and the authorities canceled trading on the city stock market. ports in china's southern high non province also shut down and fishing boats were called back to shore. sh 11 people died in flash floods and landslides, when compassed to hit the philippines earlier this week. rob mcbride has more from
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hong kong. as it barreled in from the western pacific compassed to 1st hit the philippines, especially the northern island of luzon, which sore extensive flooding and land slides with a number of deaths and injuries. these typhoons often lose some of their force over the philippines as compassed, who did, but it then passed into the south china sea moving westwards over open water. and so maintaining a lot of its strength with its outer rain bands really lashing and soaking much of the southern coast of china, including here in hong kong which wednesday was brought pretty much to a standstill. this is an area that has already been soaked by a similar storm just days earlier. that was storm lion rock which passed into the island in the southern china of hine and, and then into northern vietnam. now this storm can pass through is following pretty much the same route, so those areas are being hit once more as they bear the brunt of compasses landfall
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. a campaign is under way to preserve a memorial at hong kong university, which marks china as violent crackdown in gentlemen square and deadline to remove the artwork passed on wednesday. but so far the authorities have not attempted to remove or destroy it. sh atoria gayton be has more the pillar of shame, statue at hong kong university, built to remember those. he died fighting for democracy in t animal square. in 1989 university authorities audits were legal last week and the deadline passed on wednesday. the artist who created it, fears officials intend to destroy it. i had a lawyer in hong kong, and here sir sir, sent a letter just to see if it could make a solution or to serve a problem. i may need some more time to take it down. of course it's a long time to get his counseling. ah, but they have not answer at all. the pillar of shame,
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statue is estimated to be worth $1700000.00 and has been standing in hong kong for 24 years. students clean it is part of anniversary event, smoking the tandem and square massacre. a chapter in history. the chinese government would prefer to forget commemorations of the military crack down a strictly band on the mainland, on kong, semi autonomous status under the 1997 handover agreement between china and the u. k . permitted freedom of speech and civil liberties under a one country to systems policy. but pro democracy campaign is say, restrictions on these rights now apply in hong kong. beijing has imposed a controversial national security law there, which it said was needed to bring oda after months of unrest. oh, we don't know exactly know where she put her head, but i think we have a possibility or where i had maybe it was. if we had a hospital stay in united states in washington dc,
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maybe in front of the janice or embassy, hong kong university says it seeking legal advice to handle the matter in what it calls a reasonable way. but critic, see the statues impending removal as a sign the cities voice of opposition is being weakened. further, victoria, gate, and be al jazeera is also more still to come in this hour, including fears that refusal to accept the fate after iraq select election could turn into violence on the streets. claims of illegal migrant push backs and inhumane treatment on poland border was bella bruce, and then sports will tell you who's responsible for this amazing recovery shot at a major badminton tournament. ah,
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well winter shouldn't be here with us yet, but the not to snow is about to fall at these currently falling. you might think twice about that as a lot of class around in europe and maybe not obvious where the weather is except maybe over here. but look down to this part, this circulation which is now south, the area to talk about thursday forecast has already brought snow to the balkans. it's still bringing there to parts of bo gave many s no, i know it's october. so fears about 6 degrees. that for the west is lovely. i mean, spain and portugal. yes, the sun is out and the sun is out through a good part of western europe. this is incoming cold weather hasn't yet made it for a step a day ahead to friday. still the circulation is that the worst of the probably in greece, not quite as cold in bulgaria. and as i said, spain in portugal, love it. suns out that to be honest is quite warm, above average by 6 degrees. and in contrast, maybe to balance diet, make the average is work tend to be below average in places like sofia,
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but also book arrest is quite cold. that's the continued picture into saturday. things improve slowly, the picture to the north, incoming winter, but it still water really cold snow for norway, which moves eastwards towards finland. ah, incarcerated for over half his life convicted by a known unanimous jury for a crime in which no one was hut, or blackmail making eye contact with the white horses could cause him to lose his wife. and in this particular situation, it cause him to lose his freedom. why just the law deemed unconstitutional by the supreme court still keep people behind bars in the state of louisiana being incarcerated. there's just another form of slavery. the jim crow convictions on al jazeera. it's the was. 2 born populous democracy,
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diverse dynamic and undergoing moment is seen context, india dixon in depth. look at the people and politics of india. exploring how the coven 19 pandemic struck the nation. it's continuing impact and the lessons learned for the future. join me fade as those are for context, india coming soon. i know this is eva lew. ah, a reminder now of the top stories on al jazeera, russia's president has denied his country, is behind the energy shortage in europe, saying moscow is standing by to help.


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