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exploring how the coven 19 pandemic struck the nation. it's continuing impact and the lessons learned for the future. join me fade is. those are for context. india analysis. eda, all be the hero world, needs right ah washer. ah, north korea announce is that it's test fired, a new type of ballistic missile from a submarine. ah, hello, i'm darin jordan. this is al jazeera ally from doha, also coming up haitian gang that abducted us and canadian missionaries demands $17000000.00 for their release. a 96 year old former nazi concentration
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camps. secretary who initially fled her trial faces caught an almost complete silence. and a month off, the la palmas volcano, stop interrupting farmers. tell us how they're bracing for long term pain. even after the lava stops. ah, mella gang, that kid not members of a us based christian missionary group is demanding $1000000.00 for each person. the 16 americans and one canadian were taken while returning to a puerto prince from an orphanage and the town of gann, pierre, east of the capital. a christian aid ministry work has had 5 children with them, including a baby, only 8 months old. john hendrick has more from the missions headquarters in the u. s. state of ohio. a haitian gang has put a price on the lives of 17 missionaries,
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taken captive in port prints. $17000000.00. the ransom amounts to a $1000000.00 for each of the 5 men, 7 women, and 5 children, captured by a group called $400.00. no, was that they were building in orphanage. it's a risk haitian missionaries now face daily. it is like living in a war zone. you don't know when you're going to get shot at, you know, no one you're going to get kidnapped. then is a very real concern here in ohio, where many in the religiously conservative our mission mennonite community consider it their christian mission to fund advancements abroad, even as many of them live much as they did in the 19th century. the random demand is a drop in the bucket for an organization that brings in a $130000000.00 a year and donations from around the world. but now christian, a ministry has an ethical decision to make. do they pay it in risk funding? the kidnapping machine and haiti, or do they refuse and risk the lives of the missionaries they sent there? at the white house president joe biden is getting updates on what is both a crisis for the missionaries, families and a criminal case. the f, b r a is
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a part of a coordinated u. s. government effort to get the u. s. citizens involved to safety. oral gangs have stepped up, their campaign of kidnapping, extortion, and sexual violence across large parts of haiti. u. s. a visual say they've been trying to help the government cope with the problem. we realize what a priority this is for the people that he and that's why we have provided funding to the tune of $312000000.00 in assistance over the last decade alone to strengthen long foresman and capacity of the haitian national police. and to maintain peace and stability throughout the country. even so us citizens have been repeatedly warned against visiting haiti because of the violence and instability president jovan, our voicemail was assassinated in july and an earthquake struck in august. us based cristian aid ministries is just one of dozens of religious groups doing work in haiti. summer now asking whether the u. s. should sending troops to rescue the
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missionaries, or whether the united nations needs to expand its peacekeeping operations in a nation where hostage taking is now on average in every day occurrence. john henry and al jazeera millers burg ohio. well, manuel rapids joins me now from the haitian capital money. so what's the latest you are hearing on the ground about the ransom of the gang behind the kidnapping? so information on the status of the 17 missionaries is quite limited. we don't know if those $70000000.00 is going to be shelled out by the aid organization. a $1000000.00 per head as the gang has put it. but local authorities here in puerto prints are working hand in hand with us of federal agents to find a resolution to the case of these. 17 missionaries, we know that this gang 400 of mulatto is very well known here in port a prince. they are, are known actually for these types of brazen kidnappings. just in april there was
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a kidnapping of a catholic clergy by this same group. now we can also tell you that the attitude from people here in port princes the day that we arrive have been quite tense people are. people have been protesting who are protests on monday. the were protests on tuesday. the day that we arrive, people calling attention to violence, calling attention to this worsening trend of kidnappings. and we should note that while this specific case of the 17 missionaries, whoa, as sort of captured international headlines for the simple fact that 16 out of the 17 missionaries are us citizens. in just the 1st 3 quarters of 2021. there been more than 600 reported kidnap uses is a very serious problem. here in haiti and people are, are calling for accountability. people are quite angry with the government, but more so than anything else. people are afraid and simply because in the wake of the assassination of haitian president of nell noise in july of this year,
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there has been this spike in violence, the spike in fighting between rival gangs seeking to control different areas of puerto prince and people are scared that they're going to be caught in the crossfire of this, of this ter, for here in the haitian capital. now authorities have not been very vocal about the security situation. they haven't been vocal about the status of these uh these missionaries, but a source within the office of the haitian prime minister did tell al jazeera that we should expect, ah haitian authorities, federal authorities to give an update on these efforts to free these missing mercenaries and this is something that was actually brought up by u. s. secretary of state entity blinking earlier today where he was saying that these efforts by the u. s. in these efforts, these joint efforts with haitian authorities could be hampered if the deteriorating security situation on the ground here in the haitian capital isn't brought under control. all right, mano rapid alive was the importer, prince money. thank it. now north korea says it's testified
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a new ballistic missiles from a submarine. the day off to south korea and japan detected a weapons launch north korean state. meta reported that a new type of submarine launched ballistic missile was fired from the same submarine involved in a 2016 test intelligence cheese from the us, japan and south korea met after the launch. north korea has conducted a series of weapons tests in recent weeks. let's bring in, david said me, he's a former deputy assistant secretary defense for east asia. he joins us from falls church in virginia. david. good to have you back. so if this indeed is a new type of ballistic missile from north korea, how worrying is this? and what's it telling us about the north's missile technology? well, i think it's quite wiring, not just for south korea and japan, but actually for countries throughout the world. now the ability to launched ballistic missiles armed with nuclear weapons from me, a summer rain that gives north korea much greater reach than many people had
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believed at hand before. now of course, they haven't moved that summer in far from your coast yet. now they haven't shown the full capabilities, but when, when north korea has shown over the years, is the ability to do what it says. so the continued testing of nuclear weapons, the expansion of their ballistic missile arsenal. and now this addition of a summary launched ballistic missile, i show that that north korea is a threat again, not just to the region but to the entire world. and david, this comes against the backdrop of stole d. neutralization talks with the united states. what methods do you think pyongyang is hoping to send with these launches? well, they've been very direct about their message, both in these launches and a display of new missiles earlier in the year. what they're saying is they don't trust the act states don't trust the rest of the world. and they are prepared to use nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that in case they feel threatened, um they're trying to use what people, some people call hedgehog strategy to try and get now the rest of the world to
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resume what it was doing in the past. which was paying north korea to not be a threat. it is interesting, david, because relations have been warming between the north and south lately at with pyongyang, agreeing to reopen the official hotline with so early this month. will that stay on track? do you think? well, it's interesting this launch of a summary missile by north korea follows the launch of a ballistic missile from a self to read summary about a month and a half ago. so it was the same time some of these political relationships, as you mentioned, are saw on the military side. south korea is accelerating. it's a military capabilities because it has less and less trust in the united states, particularly after the reign of donald trump. just a final thought to david, japan's new prime minister female casita says japan would respond resolutely to this missile launch from the north. how worried our regional players like japan to
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these up and down tensions on the korean peninsula? are there quite worried that the relationship between north korea and japan? i have been mainly down over the last decade, the nautilus, japanese have made really strong efforts to try and reach out to north korea. they've been robust almost at every turn. and this, these missile launches are really aimed more at not at south korea, the traditional frontline, the enemy of north korea or the united states. but at japan and other countries in the region. but the japanese are quite worried and they should be they would certainly really good to get your thoughts. thank you very much and even talking to us. thank you. now dozens of palestinians have been wounded and arrested in scuffles with israeli forces and occupied east jerusalem as thousands celebrated a muslim holiday. israeli forces moved in on damascus gate in the old city for the 2nd day in a row on both monday and tuesday, activities for families were taking place there. to celebrate the prophet muhammad
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birthday images and video circulating on line, show the forces arresting and assaulting people, beating passes by and chasing children. 6 has had emerged of damage caused by government dest rights, and the capital of ethiopia, tig ry region. at least 3 people were killed in malay. the strikes were denied by the government, but come days after new offensive was launched against to guy forces. the state and news agency says communication equipment was hit. the conflict in the north has been ongoing for almost a year and thousands of died. healthcare workers in if you appears to go regional calling on the federal government to lift the siege on may calais. a shortage of medicines is worsening. a humanitarian crisis in the region. the un says 400000 people are experiencing famine and a further 1800000 people are on the brink of it. 21. people have been rescued after a plane crash to an airport near houston in the us state of texas. the aircraft went off the runway and caught firewall taking off from the houston executive
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airport in brook sheil. no one was seriously hurt on the boston band flight, although there are reports, 2 people were taken to hospital coming up. we'll have the weather and an inquiry condemns the brazilian government's handling of the corona virus pandemic. but some fear the report would change. nothing more. ah, i nice to see you. here's your world weather update and we're going to start 10 the america. this one covers the americas. we've got this system pushing into western canada also for the pacific northwest. so that's going to dive down a lot of wet weather. so we'll go and now for a closer look. so we see it pull in to vancouver at 14 degrees, but really right across that west coast. cool. pool of air for the prairies. winnipeg,
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7 degrees will be the high for you on wednesday eastern portions right now trying to look in good 70 degrees. but we've got a few spits in spots of rain here moving from the mid west right into the great lakes for the southeast. we'll see some rain dance into states like louisiana where it has been quite a dry stretch as of late a hive. 28 degrees in new orleans. and some of those bands of rain could be heavy at times as well. here we go, southwest. there's that rain pushing into san francisco. in fact, we'll have a few soggy days and we're watching what this disturbance could mean looking quite vigorous as of now central america, a lot of rain here, especially around honduras, nicaragua, costa rica and panama. and now for the top end of south america, we see that heavy rain through columbia and peru and next stop patagonia, we're looking at a comma dora river to via $29.00 degrees fall above average. ah,
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the world is warming, and green lens ice sheet is melting, which is changing everything from sea levels to the way people live. and now even exposing the remnants of a cold war pulse greenland, the melting of the frozen north on al jazeera. there is no channel that covers world news like we do, we revisit places the state i'll just euro really invest in that. and that's a privilege. as a journalist, lou ah, welcome back, a correct amount about top stories here at this hour. north korea says it's testified a new ballistic missile from a summary, a day off to south korea and japan detected
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a weapons launch of korean state me to report that the missile was flawed from the same submarine involved in a 2016 test, a gang, but could not members of a us base christian missionary group is demanding a $1000000.00 for each person. the 16 americans and one canadian were taken while returning to port or prince from an orphanage in the town of gun pierre, that's east of the county. and pictures of emerges of damage caused by government airstrikes on the capital of e p. at this tick roy region. these 3 people were killed in michaela. strikes were denied by the government, but come days are often new offense was launched against to gripe forces a u. s. congressional committee investigating john was assault on capitol hill in washington, dc. it's the pairing for contempt. so it's a long time donald a donald trump, a steve bannon, if he democratically controlled committee votes in favor as expected, it'll pay the way for a full boat by the house of representatives later this week. and that could lead to a criminal case against band of particle, hey,
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joins us live now from washington dc party. so just talk us through what we're expecting to happen with this vote in the house. well, in just about 15 minutes time, we think it will be a fairly short order that we do expect. it's probably going to be unanimous. there's 7 democrats on the committee to republicans. obviously this has become a very partisan issue. republicans objected to having this bipartisan committee. there are 2 long time critics of donald trump, republican members of congress that have joined the committee. so it does have a bit of bipartisanship. we expect that they are going to go ahead and endorse this . so what is all this about steve bad and was once a very close confident of donald trump, he was basically thrown out of the white house not long after trump was inaugurated, but he became and continue to be a loyal friend to trump well on ban. and radio show on january 5th, he told his audience that in this is a quote, all hell is going to break loose in washington dc tomorrow. and he said it's going to be quick like anybody expected. so what did he know about what was going to
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happen? was it planned? that's what the committee wants to do. they want to hear from them. they want to see these documents. he said, no, he said, i'm not going to because president trump has and has said that it's covered under executive privilege. problem with that is donald trump is no longer the president joe biden is. and joe biden says, nope, that not executive privilege, that doesn't count here. so basically now they're, they're sending the message to ban in that you can try this, but you're going to lose. so this is the 1st step in the process. yeah. proxy. so what happens next in the house? it's like to play out, do you think well, and that's a concern for democrats, because they think the banner could really sort of dry his feet. and if he was able to do that, and if republicans take control of congress in the mid terms, then they could bury the inquiry. so what this is, what will happen now is the committee is going to go ahead and pass this. they're going to pass it to the floor of the house. likely it's going to pass the floor, nancy pelosi, the speaker of the household, and refer the matter to the u. s. attorney in washington. who will work with the
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attorney general. they will that need to, under the statute convene a grand jury, and for grand jury comes back and says, yes, there's enough for this criminal charge. then there's a trial. and again, the justice system moves incredibly slowly. so if there is a trial and he's found guilty, could face up to a $100000.00 fine or up to a year in jail. i so it obviously pretty high stakes. the bigger point here is the democrats and in this committee want to send the message to all the other trump associates, that they're going to play hardball, that they are going to try and get you jail time if you don't comply. so at the beginning of a process, but a very high stakes one at that. all right, a particle hang live for sand, washington patty, thank you. at least 50 people have been killed in a road accident in southern democratic republic of congo just to passengers survived. when a truck overturned and plunged into a river in health, catan got brought in on sunday. bad roads. poorly trained drive was an old vehicles, a blame for high accident rates in the d. r. c. at least 24 people have died and
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others are missing in floods triggered by heavy rains. a northern indian state of which i come. the army has deployed helicopters to help with rescue efforts. as roads have been washed away along with homes, full cost. as i expect more heavy rain over the next few days on days of flooding and landslides of killed dozens of people in the southern indian state of carola, many dams are filled to over capacity, forcing authorities to release more water into already swollen rivers. thousands have been moved to shelters and relief camps. there's a parent m, as in one of the states, worst affected districts. we're down stream from caregivers. biggest water reservoir, that's the it okey dam, which is releasing $100000.00 pieces of router every seconds. now the government is doing that is releasing washer from 3 dams because they rapidly filled up with a to renshaw rain over the weekend. and that means that people living in
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live in downstream along the petty of river as far as the city of co ci have been put on alert in case of flooding from the release of water. now they doing this because there is more heavy rain predicted for all of canada from wednesday, and this is what the states water resources minister told us about the preparations dinardo. i'm horrible for all the dems are under control now. and the government has made all arrangements regarding the delegation of people living in the catchment area of the dams and also to other places where this water could flow. no one is relocated as of now, as the water discharging is in a limited and controlled manner. now what the government is trying to do is avert the kind of disaster that happened during the months in floods of 2018 when at least 400 people lost their lives. the government faced criticism for both delaying
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the decision to open the waters to release the waters rather from the reservoirs. and then once they made that decision for not giving any notice to people who were living downstream, those are both sides or just reasons to some of the widespread, much and destruction. they're also emphasizing then, the release of the water from the dance is being done in a staggered and in a controlled manner and catalyst chief minister that the state leader that i vision has said that they have increased the number of relief cams of shelters in the state 240, keeping in mind that as well as all of those people who will ready lost their homes over the past week 2002 and shelters. more might need evacuation because of the release of the water from the dams. and if those heavy rains which are predicted for wednesday do come through. now, the sen leading a probe into the brazilian government's handling of the pandemic has recommended.
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the president jebel sanara be charged with homicide, and a report produced after 6 months long inquiry government errors of blame, the thousands of debts, monica, i can't report the last day. ready of hearings and the most painful of all outside brazil's congress, hundreds of white handkerchiefs, a symbol of tears shed for the victims of the pandemic. they were hung in rio de janeiro icon. it caught back up on a beach when brazil reached the tragic milestone of 600000 deaths by po. good 19, the world's 2nd largest. the handkerchiefs were then carried in a box to the capital brazilian by taxi driver master nancy mail to whose son died more than a year ago. he spoke on behalf of thousands of resilience, who lost their loved ones and blamed the government for their suffering. especially president j april. so model who denied the severity of the pandemic,
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scoffed at social distancing measures and delayed the vaccination campaign. it was march mid athena. mm hm. bridge you did your school. i think we deserve an apology from the highest authority in the country. them out, this is not about politics. it's not about belonging to one party or another. we're talking about people's lives in police. go. sonya watchable scheduled muslim, fallen view. bush risha, he's not alone. ok, evolve. nurse, my at up bdc was working in my mouse, brazil's gateway to the amazon rain forest. when the city ran out of oxygen, her brother and sister died leaving 4 children in her care. he put their young a bit of common sense in humanity on the part of those who govern us could have helped avoid such tragedy in the amazon student. javan, that gomez mean gish spoke on behalf of brazil's 120000 coven 19 orphans, georgia. she lost both parents within 2 weeks and was left alone with her 10 year
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old sister and no means to support themselves. okay. we had friends and family who helped us a lot, but many do not. giovanna said that government she claimed should be financially responsible for them remote. the result of the 6 month parliamentary inquiry of the government's handling of the pandemic will be at $1200.00 paid for port asking for the indictment of at least 70 people among them. president shy bo sonata and his sons, men in brazil believe it will have no impact over because of the law group would argue this investigation will lead nowhere. the report needs to be examined by brazil's attorney general, and it will probably end up in a draw ah, the vice president of the senate committee in charge of the investigation told us they will try to get justice for the victims. by all means. even if it means turning to the international court to my he says the probe has already produced a change beds that aren't local mr. ball. i'm a 1000 care or put as before,
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the pro began president. j. annabelle sonata was the only person who had to say in brazil, he acted in the worst possible way and there was no response, no g m. the senate was the 1st institution that reacted to the atrocities he committed and investigated his crimes. and tore a surprise. re unveiled corruption scandals involving the acquisition of vaccines. but from you, the investigation has already taken a toll on ball sonatas, popularity, more than half of brazilians reject his government, monica and i give all j 0. now a 96 year old woman accused of complicity and mass murder during the holocaust has appeared before a german court prosecute to say in goth 1st contributed to the death of almost $11500.00 people at the beach to half concentration camp between 1943 and 945. she worked as a young typist there at the time. first was initially supposed to be in court last month, but attempted to go on the run. she was found within hours. the head of the european
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commission says, recent ruling by poland constitutional court is a threat. the very foundations of the you. the court decided that parts of the blocks treaties are incompatible with poland. constitution that you have threatened consequences saying the primacy of its laws must not be disputed. more than 100000 people rallied in support of the e u last week, worried that the countries membership is at risk. honorable members, we cannot and we will not allow our common values to be put at risk. the commission will act and the options are all known. first option on fringe months, where we legally challenged the judgment of the polish constitutional court. another option is the conditionality, mechanism and other financial tools. the polish government has to explain to
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us how it intends to protect your appeal money given this ruling of their constitutional courts. now it's been a month since they come review, have volcano on these spanish island of la. paloma stop interrupting, i'm sorry to say there is no sign. it will stop anytime soon. more than 1800 buildings mostly houses have been destroyed. the agricultural sector has been among the industries hardest hit. alexander lurch is on the island where he's met with banana farmers who say they worry, they wouldn't have to have anything left to harvest. for more than 4 decades, jose alvaro has worked its families plantation near the western coast of la palmer . but he says the month long volcanic eruption is now affecting his health providers in the you know the, i don't feel good. i don't want to work or eat, i don't want to do anything but the situation. we are now living in reviews and we have to continue in a typical year,
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alvaro could expect to harvest more than 13 tons of the islands, much prized bananas. but the eruption means the fate of this season's harvest is uncertain. is the money left off it but the volcanic effect, everything because of that when it's everywhere, reduced production and income. we are washing their bananas with water and blower. it's extra work yet. in the end we get practically nothing. when we try to sell them, it looks like they might not have been funded down inside the same estate. but on the outside to the eye, it doesn't sell. the lava has destroyed more than a 133 heck tiers of banana farms. scientists warned the erupt could continue for several months, but say a lesson may be drawn from the islands history to the plantation. here we're going to talk people were blended because the transport saw it from other c, d,
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from other places. and they put this oil on the lava flows on isolated options. so probably the future will, they will do the same. i mean, there was transport in thousands of to we can meet this and they covered a lot of flow. so they will say that they will have new conditionals. i mean the only way to recover once the lava has cooled, there is a chance that some of the land may be reclaimed in the coming months and years. but for the farmers, all they can do is wait for the option to end. while they hope that the help provided by the government is enough to see them through the year. the bananas are the engine of the economy on the canary islands accounting for 30 percent of jobs, the spanish government has designated more than $16000000.00 in financial aid to help farmers recover. local officials say the government should do more. are you looking to see where the dental simian, the 14000000 euros of a been provided to the community is
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a start. but it's only equivalent to what the affected areas produce in just one. yeah. after sunset, the glow from country bicker lights up the landscape yet again. and the threat of the love of becomes visible from tens of kilometers away. all alvaro can do is watch and hope his farm is spared. alexander lurch al jazeera la palmer ah. type of krycek at the headlines here on out to 0. north korea says if testified, a new ballistic missiles must submarine the day off to south korea and japan detected weapons launch. north korea state media reported the massage was fired from the same submarine involved in a 2016 test. dang that. could that members of a us based christian missionary group is demanding a $1000000.00. each person, the 16 americans and one canadian were taken while returning to port print some,
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an opening in the town of gambia, the capital money rapidly has moved from port of france. information on the status of the.

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