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mongolian government has begun shutting the nation's polluted capital, cities, coal mines, but as the struggle rages to save the environment above ground, what does the future hold for the men who earn their living beneath it? ah witness. at the coal face on al jazeera, ah tear gas fired at protesters, calling for grace's civilian rule in sudan as rival demonstrates as take to the streets. ah, hello there, i'm miss darcy. attain this is al jazeera life and are also coming on. libby as government conforms at support of
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a ceasefire and pushed towards elections in december as an international conference on ensuring its stability celebrations in india, as it had ministers. 1000000000 coven, 19 vaccines are there are concerns. many countries are being left behind. plus article out reporting from the southern to the agreement where she promises protesting against plans to mine, rarer minerals and the surrounding mountains. ah, well, tens of thousands of people have joined rival demonstrations across to dan's capital cartoon as tensions that grow about its political future outside of the capital and undermine tear gas was fired at protest as calling for greater civilian control over the government. both sides were part of the civilian uprising that led to the ousting of alba sheer back in 2019 so many disagree about the way forward her chest
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. he does have been calling for calm with fears that there could be confrontations on the streets. there is a heavy security presidents and hospitals have also been put on standby. hip morgan has more for us from the capital called to will. the aim here is not to ask any government, but rather to make sure that civilians have a stronger grip of power in power. now this all started with the sitting in front of the presidential palace that was organized by the national child. the alliance a dissident group of the forces of freedom and change coalition, demanding that the military dissolved the government of prime minister in the ham duke and installed a new one until elections are held. they say that the current government is not inclusive and does not represent everybody who took part in the revolution. now, this is called these sports as the people that are sticking to the street today, especially those who we've seen around us here. they see that they've responded to the calls of the course of freedom and chase coalition to main screen. not because they support any specific political party, but to show that they prepare a civilian rule over a military one. now,
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the government has made preparations for this day, the interior ministry, and i was that it has already put police around the main vital facilities of the government, including the national legislative assembly which is currently vacated because there is no functioning but legislative assembly as part of the power sharing agreement that's yet to be formed. but nevertheless, processes took to that building to show that they wanted these government to be formed, their reports of not only you guys being user on processes, but live ammunition as well. hospitals has already been listed for injured people to go seek treatment. that's the big concerns that because there's 2 opposing fights here. calling for protests, there will be violence as the day progresses. while libby is unity, government has stressed its commitment to a cease fire and presidential elections in december as an international conference in tripling. it's been hosting delegates from the u. s. russia, turkey and egypt as it seek support,
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a head of the vote. a planned parliamentary poll though, has been delayed by the to brook best house of representatives as tensions grow between the administration and the east and the west lobby as foreign minister niger album anguish said progress was still being made easier for assessing, ending in 5 and the instability, olivia is the foundation for our peers and will enable our study and of a great our economy. the nationally entity government is adamant to take the initiative with the international efforts to put an end to the grosses in libya. and this conference comes at the step to words having all the international resolutions, including the u. n. and other conferences that other resolutions implemented on libya has been in conflict since the uprising that toppled mama gadhafi 10 years ago. different political groups have since been competing violently. to gain control since 2014,
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the major power struggle had been between the u. n. recognized government and tripoli that by prime minister fires arthur raj, and the to brook based administration in the east backed by the wall or kelly for after last march. the 2 sides agreed. a sci fi though informed a unity government until these elections and december. well, it's peter many trainer. he's at that conference for us in tripoli. and malik, those december elections, i know, are already looking fairly tenuous and it seems the international community is also getting pretty nervous. yeah, although throat i mean look, let's 1st say how important those conferences for libya of you know, in 2014 most are when the fighting began between the various political, our political sides were rival slides of most embassies left the country. so, you know, there weren't any foreign dignitaries for no ambassadors, embassy staff, they all loved the country, are felt, was unsafe to stay here
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a. so to have this many of c foreign officials gather here and shibley's a big sign of to this new unity government. they're able to pull it off and bring all these people here to get to together, to feel safe enough to even come into the country. as far as the elections, there's a couple of road blocks that you live in. government has to be able to go through in order for elections to happen. one is too, but they're still hasn't been a constitutional framework agreed upon between the legislative branches in libya for the elections to even be held. number 2 is a foreign fighters. there's over $20000.00 foreign fighters in libya, or they control vast areas of land, especially here in the south central part of libya and, and having them in the country. what raises concerns if the elections can happen? and that's one of the topics i was discussed here today. the government is hoping
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that they can build international support and put pressure on the, on the countries that have foreign fighters here. so they can leave and the country can move towards stability. and i china, that without the late as far as from that conference in company. thanks so much malik. i live close to live to brussels, where a briefing is kind hand away by nato secretary, general young skelton bag that's different the right forces at the right place at the right time to protect our 1000000000 people from and the fits ministers also agreed to that night the want capability targets. this is a part of the nato defense planning process. and these targets help to ensure that we have the capabilities for credible the attendance on the fence. ministers also reviewed progress in our response to the growing fet from or shells, missile systems. we will not mirror russia's d stabilizing behavior and we have no intention to deploy
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a new land based new massage in europe. so we are implementing a balanced package of political and military measures to respond to this fit. this includes significant improvements through our air and we saw the fences strengthening our commence no capabilities with 5th generation jets. adapting our exercises unintelligence, on improving the readiness effectiveness of a nuclear deterrent. we also continue our efforts to promote arms, control, discernment and nonproliferation. this afternoon. we discussed of gone this, don't we exchanged of use on how to preserve the against and assure of promise on never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists. we agreed, we must remain vigilant. we will monitor any attempts by and national toes groups
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to regroup in afghanistan. allies have the capabilities to strike from over the horizon against terrorist that's who hold itala bomb accountable for the purchase on terrorism safe passage, human rights. we also addressed the ongoing efforts to resettle afghans in august, more than a 120000 people were evacuated from cobbled on hundreds of allied flights. this includes around 2000 afghans who worked with nato and their families. i welcome the commitments made by allies to settle these africans hundreds of all this thought to the new lives in their new host countries. and we are and continuing our efforts to make sure that those in temporary recommendation are resettled as quickly as possible. it is important
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that our lines and in national group did reflect on all our efforts enough guns done over the years. we discussed nate, those lessons, lessons learned process. the crisis in afghanistan does not change the need for europe and north america to stand together in nato. in the face of growing global challenges. our units in on our strength is sort that keeps us secure. it is white will add that we continue to coordinate on stand together in the fight against international terrorism. and to morrow allies will participate in the meeting of the global coalition against osh at that we are hosting here at natal. i'm are that i'm ready to take your fissions. okay, we'll start in the room. i know we also have some questions online. we'll start with dpa. and then yep. bye
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ans garza dpa secretary general this morning and you've heard defense ministers presented or, or discussed a new concept for you. rapid reaction force. an island fabre that the you develops its own capabilities. or should the e u. member states in westmore in nato forces, likes of b, j to f, or the n r f. thank you. was i, i haven't seen that concrete concrete proposal, but in general, or what i can say about your efforts on defense is that so i welcome. are you efforts on the fence or when it, sir about? so for instance, sir, increasing retinal forces are providing new capabilities. and that is something that nato has been calling for. for many, many years. our youth and listener let her bring by nato secretary general,
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you install some bag and brussels after a meeting there. now he is reassess it. nature is commitment to security in afghanistan as well as welcoming the re settlement efforts by member countries for those who chose to leave. now also in terms of lessons learned from afghanistan, he says, europe and north america will continue to stand together in the fight against international terrorism. leaving on meanwhile, pakistan's foreign minister is now the latest high ranking different at to meet the taliban leadership in the afghan capital shall macklin crashes visit focused on increasing co operation follows weeks of tension about cross border travel and trade routes. pakistan's intelligence chief was one of the 1st foreign visitors you remember after the taliban takeover back in august. on the u. n is also saying it set up a special trust to supply afghanistan with urgently needed cash. the head of the agency is development program said it will be tapping into funds that were frozen
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after the taliban took over. the country has been on the brink of a humanitarian and economic collapse due to a lack of cash. well, i saw in afghanistan has attacked to sheer mosques over the past 2 weeks, killing more than a 100 people taliban officials have promised to increase security. but members of the long persecuted his r a minority say they still worry stephanie decker reports now from cobble. love me. even in prayer, lord m m, there is unease here. oh, holy place seems to offer new sanctuary for afghanistan. she a community. no, having assured toner regime, when did taliban came? we felt safe, but after the toxin condos in kandahar we feel very much how chris on the taliban can not insure security for us as they promised. despite that we continued to come to pray, even in fears. born even if we have to die here, gone when he had and is and is lost, we have witnessed
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a taxpayer dice who cited to slay dice. you feel afraid? are you unable you gonna not only hear it during being able to re go because we are written is because we are rec, ignacio or fiercest yasamin and has our us out. it was the sheer last friday iceland. afghanistan said it was behind this attack on a sheer mosque in kandahar. the province is the taliban stronghold. it was the 2nd attack on a sheer mosque in a week. the 1st in the northern province of conduce it's causing increased worry here in the capital among the she a community. they say no one feel safe. this is the majority here area of cobble in the area has suffered numerous attacks over the last couple of years. moths have been attacked, girl schools have been attacked. many buses have been attacked, weddings have been attacked, and even gunman entering the maternity ward, killing pregnant women in their bags. there is a constant, unpredictable fear here of when the next attack may come. most of these attacks
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were claimed by iso in afghanistan, the armed group attack this moss, to the largest in dash to bouchee taliban officials of said they will do more to protect the shia community. but we didn't see any taliban presence in this area. while we visited was a lemon mockup. lung. we used to have 5 gars. they had salaries and weapons. now de taliban said they should return to work, but they haven't returned. there's no money. the risk is high, especially during friday's prayer to taliban patrols on friday. but the risk remains high. the shia and particularly the his, our community has long been persecuted here in afghanistan. mohammed is a student at cobble university which remains closed. do you want to taliban to do more to protect? because of course it is the visual across us not only has are in short the target of to just the trucks. but all the people over gun us on was firm called one to do more. not only as in case of security, but in case of economic than cares or for trust between the thought. one of the
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people ha, ha, ha ha. these are uncertain times for afghanistan, she a community. and for so many other afghans all tell us, they hope taliban leaders can deliver on their promise to protect minorities and provide security for everyone across the country. stephanie decker, all jazeera cobble. and stella had here on al jazeera, around between poland and the rest of the e overshadows the summit with as it could end with the country leaving the block and calls to bannon internationally award winning malaysian whiskey with a design from the countries colonial puffs. ah, it's another beautiful sunny day of 35000 feet. the weather sponsored by cattle airways voted world's best air line of 2021. hi there,
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here's your weather update in a minute 15 that was heavy rains across the northern areas of india starting to peter out, but we'll put our consol 4 times above its average rainfall. and these were the devastating scenes that we were seeing. so it's almost like a switch, we've turned it on, but still keeping some rain for karnataka and caroline wall coach getting up to a high 30 degrees. but if we go in for a closer look around the east of india, the northeast, most of that heavy rain has vanished scattering of some showers through nepal. but that, of course, has also been hit hard with intense rain. this is out of season rain and this is quite unusual for this time of the year southeast asia, thunderstorms, in the picture, bangkok, coachman city called them poor and jakarta, with a high 32 degrees and still wet weather across the areas of central vietnam. so south of vein, north of denying and still also for the south picking up about $40.00 to $50.00 millimeters for southern vietnam over the past 24 hours. myoma temperatures have come down in hong kong by about a good 1011 degrees, also below average and shanghai. and then we've got
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a weather disturbance. it's just going to graze at soho as we head toward friday. it's going to give us a tropical pushes while so you're temperatures are going to search over the next little bit. that's it for me, sir. the weather sponsored by cattle airways voted world's best air line of 2021. would swanner will be part of the greatest global gathering in history, the expo 2022 by what's why that will be there to showcase her investment opportunities, her unique culture and heritage, economic diversity, and pristine wildlife and natural resources. so look out what woods wanna at the expo 2022 by spectacle, where we will unleash our potential. both florida, all pride, your destination. ah
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ah, hello, they are watching out there. let's remind you about top stories here. the sour tens of thousands of protesters with differing views on students future are taking to the streets of the capitol, knocking the anniversary of its fast revolution in 1964. elsewhere in the country tear gas was fired at protest is calling for greater civilian control over the government. libby is unity. government has stressed its commitment to a cease fire and presidential elections in december. as an international conference in tripoli, it's been hosting delegates from the u. s. rush attack he from sandy jw it as it seeks the port ahead of that vote. new n says it set of a special trust to supply afghanistan with urgently needed cash. the head of the agencies development program said it will be tapping into funds that were frozen after the taliban took over. on our 1000000000 doses of coven 19 vaccines have been
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administered in india. the government once the entire population immunized by the end of this year. and it's also started exporting vaccines again as production is being ramped up. but still in parts of europe, the reluctance to get to not kill ation is pumping aside in infections. as bennett smith reports by finding its health workers across some of the remotest parts of the country, india has now given at least one dose of cobit 19 vaccine to 3 quarters of its 1380000000 population prime minister, nor, and remote. he visited a new daily hospital to celebrate the billionth dose, but only 31 percent of had 2 doses that had a certain degree of apathy, as well as the feeling that the worst as fast as there is no for the rest. so many people are not really going in for the 2nd dose, straight away in years, sitting on vaccines stock of a 100000000 doses,
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and has recently started exporting again. it's africa where they're needed less than 5 percent of the continents population has been vaccinated. the world health organization says that could mean the pandemic goes on for a year longer than it needs to developing countries should not have to wait for the charity rich nations. because that charity, as we've seen in the last year in a hall, is not happening. we cannot rely on their largest, we have to have manufacturing. and to do that, we have to share the recipe that we're publicly funded in the 1st place in some eastern european countries. the challenge is persuading enough people to get jumped . latvia is the 1st european nation to go back into lockdown. only 54 percent of latvian adults are vaccinated. you average is 74 percent. bulgaria and romania are also struggling to cope with a surgeon infections while in russia. corona virus related death, i've hit another daily record of more than a 1000. the government is imposing
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a week long workplace shut down from the start of november. it's very clear that in countries that have lower vaccine uptake, that's where we're seeing the serious pandemic effects at the moment in terms of deaths and people ending up in hospital. and so at the general population level, i believe that russia sits around $0.30 with a complete immunization series. and that's similar to what we're seeing in other countries like romania and bulgaria, u. k. as more cases than france, germany, italy in spain combined. and poland is also facing a significant rise and affections now at $5000.00 a day, which may require drastic action just as the continent heads towards winter. bernard smith al jazeera, all european leaders are calling for dialogue with poland. as an increasingly busy feud overshadows meeting in brussels, that was supposed to focus on the energy crisis. several said that you should not release the $42000000000.00 and pandemic recovery funds until the issue is resolved
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. not pauline's prime minister was defiant, saying his government wouldn't respond to blackmail. the block is concerned, its foundations are being threatened after patterns. constitutional court will that you law only applies in specific areas. natasha butler has more trust from brussels . discussions are dominated by other crisis between the european union and poland. tensions between the 2 have been a simmering for while. poland is a member state. i bought the you many the you have accused a war for all for the government there ever. roading rights in recent months, particularly eroding the independence of the judiciary. now you leaders are divided as to the approach to take some want of a tough stand doing things like of withdrawing or withholding you financial support for poland. others a saying what is needed is more dialogues you leaders will be locked deep in discussion, but they will also be talking about the energy crisis. because in recent weeks,
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in europe, natural gas prices of saw, that means a consumers bills are being pushed up. what european leaders are, are saying is that they need to becomes more self reliant when it comes to energy. the need to stop depending so much on these fluctuations in the market, on imports from other countries. and way to do that, said the european commission head o'sullivan. de leon is to move as rapidly as possible a to renewable. so things like a wind and solar power. now as the greenland ice sheet melts, huge deposits of rare earth elements are being uncovered. and these are vital in the production of low carbon technology such as electric cars and wind turbines. but farmers who are worried about radioactive dust and waste water on trying to block these mining projects. and it can't visited the town of na suck in south greenland. the sight of one of those proposed mines a statue of leaf ericsson,
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the viking, who said to have discovered america 400 years before columbus gazes out overseen. that might surprise you. it's the end of summer and the sheep have been rounded up for market. farming is part of the way of life in the south, but these lands also hold new possibilities. i headed up a mountain valley near the town of na sat. the rocks here hold some of the world's richest deposits of rare f minerals. this is the sites of an old uranium mine, it's long been decommissioned. but now international mining companies want to dig deep again. the rock we see all around the same was for 3 or 4 kilometers beneath the earth's crust. and then about a 1000000000 years ago, these mountains just rid up, and they reckon that within this area alone, there are one and a half 1000000 tons of rare with minerals, with another 26000000 tons at a site nearby. and all of that combined is enough to supply the world total need, a rare earth minerals for 115 years,
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which is why this whole area is just so valuable and has so much attention. this is my mother's father. i met with neil secaria son who's been fighting the proposed mind for years. man, i to shaw, so i like to ship. if the mind gets to go ahead, the 1st thing that will affect us is dust followed by radioactive radiation. those things will start from the 1st day of production that's going to affect our water supply. and it's only 3 kilometers away from the mining site. meaning we won't be able to continue living in norfolk public meetings were held earlier in the year with the mining company involved. although they didn't attend the most recent ones . they green, the minerals who are australian, and part chinese owned their c. o. told al jazeera, there's been misinformation about the project in the community that does not accurately reflect the impact assessments and his cause concern among local stakeholders. this is unfortunate when the project is met. stringent environmental standards, mining would bring jobs,
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business opportunities and economic stimulus for the local community. the cross greenland, the issue is so controversial, it toppled the national government and in came the indigenous in europe, party, who have promised to stop the mind. but they recognise a future government might reverse that as a day draws to a close more sheep being rounded up, the farmers have grave concerns about the impact of toxic waste on the land and waterways. the sheep thrive on the water will fav, voice it, and the sea will be processed and then we will be process. i will not never accept the mining the green lantern current to have been keep going in 1000 years and not many people could. so rise here and let us be strong to live here in greenland. long ago the viking saw the potential of this part of greenland, and as the ice sheet melts, making more mining sites accessible. interesting, green and rich resorts, it will only increase. mcclark al jazeera cassie also greenland.
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now malaysian made whiskey has spout controversy with some calling for sales of the liquor to be banned. the name and the design of the award winning spirit has been seen as an insult to islam. the country's men, religion. how history has more from column full when news emerged from the malaysian made whiskey had won international awards, it gained a claim back home, but also criticism. the brand is called the mar, which means tin in the malay language. tin mining was one of the main industries in the malay peninsula in the 19th century. the label features a man known as captain speedy, who was an officer in british malaya, as it was then known. and is said to have popularized whiskey drinking in this region. but some have objected to the image saying the bearded man resembles a pious muslin many others say the name could also be mistaken for variation of fatima. a muslim name for women. malay is the main ethnic group and muslim majority,
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malaysia. and also the official language. when you take on a malay, would you tend to give impression that liquor is okay with the malay society. so i, i thought that the company was not careful on this, and that is why they such are abroad. the whisky makers declined to be interviewed, but said in a statement, they did not intend for the name to stare controversy. and that any interpretation of the name unrelated to tim, my name is false. some critics of the brand have called 1st name and labeling to be changed. while the consumer's group has urged authorities to stop sales of the product here. not everyone sees the brand as controversial. the deputy president of an islamic political party says, while alcohol is forbidden in islam, the rights of non muslims to drink has to be respected. some analysts think the
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issue is being used to advance political ambitions. i think it's more of a reflection of insecurity or speech mentality by the perpetrators and also the target group target audience group that they want to win over the understand the psyche, the mentality of the electorate base. oh, and they're, they're trying to exploit that again for political mileage. so it can be either religious or racial. political parties have in the past portrayed themselves as defenders of a faith or race as a tactic to gain volts. the next general election has to be held by mid 2023. the controversy about t, martha whiskey isn't going away just yet. reports have been launched with malaysia domestic trade in consumer affairs, as well as how ministries to investigate the matter. florence lou.

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