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really get to met her head down africa direct coming, sued on al jazeera. ah put us across australia against vaccines locked zones, and a controversial pandemic vill ah heard that i'm how am i he did this is al jazeera life from doha. also coming up, we joining the calls for peer c authorities to provide independent, verifiable proof of her whereabouts and that she is safe. the white house adds to international calls for answers about chinese tennis star punch. why?
it hasn't been seen for weeks a, ma'am. i'm not, i mean, after surviving for days on the pools bellows border, asylum seekers mainly from iraq and syria, pleads not to be sent back. and rising medical costs and lebanon as the government removes more subsidies. tens of thousands of people are protesting against coven, 19 vaccine orders, and pandemic laws in australia, rallies are being held in each state capital, including sidney demonstrators and melbourne, are calling for the scrapping of a bill. they say will give the state to premiere too much power will. earlier i spoke to dana, more sinister, alien journalist, based in melbourne. she explains why people are so angry. there are range of things that are being protested about around the country. to die is certainly the biggest
day that we've seen for protesters around australia. and we had protest in almost every state and territory held today. the largest of which was here in melbourne. melbourne has enjoyed the longest lockdown in the world. and now there are concerns among parts of the community about some pandemic management legislation that the state government is currently trying to pass through the upper house of parliament . now that bill has stole, but people are concerned about the amount of power that the state government will have if the bill passes. now, people are also protesting around the country about vaccine mandates. many industries have now got no job, no job laws, which means people who are currently on vaccinations won't be able to continue working. and the other thing that many people are protesting about are locked downs . now here in australia, melbourne did suffer the longest lockdown and there have been locked downs in other
states and territories including sydney. and there have been much sure to lock downs in brisbin, adelaide and perth, and in high bought as well. the northern territory is currently has parts of this of the state in lockdown as well, which people is to do with cove. it still spreading there. so people are protesting about a number of things. and it's also important to recognize that the pros, as to some extent, have been infiltrated by far right. far, right. political activists who are, you know, staging conspiracy theories as well among the protested. so it's a range of raisins that people are protesting here in australia. it's interesting you bring up the, the fact that the far reiser are infiltrating some of these protests because to see so many people out on the streets. it just makes you wonder, is, is this a sentiment that shared by the majority of australians to these protesters represents the vast majority of australians? or is it just a small number?
i would say the protesters are represent an absolute minority of astray leanne's as a country we're currently sitting at just under 92 percent have had a 1st dose vaccination and around 85 percent have had 2 doses of the vaccine. so we're looking at a country that on the whole, believes in the, in the safety and the efficacy of that vaccines when it comes to trading cove at 9 tame now. estrella as a country, as you know, where in 20 above 20000000 people in population here. so even when you're looking at protests of tens of thousands of people, like we saw on the straits of melbourne today, which is the city of over $5000000.00 people, we're still talking about a minority of the population to combat some of the conspiracy theories. we also saw that there were some small la pro vaccination rallies held to sort of balance out the i anti vaccination and anti locked down protests that were held to day. they were attended by far fewer people. and they,
they don't seem to have attracted the crowds that the anti vaccination rallies have . but it would, it would be very fair to say that they are in the minority. despite being a very vocal minority. at least 7 people had been injured and dozens arrested during protests against groan of ours restrictions in the city of all to them. police declared an emergency in shop time, public transport restrictions in the netherlands to be imposed to combat the new wave of infections. 110000 cases were reported last week saloon the united states is colon on china to prove that tennis player punish. why is ok, she hasn't been seen since accusing a high ranking politician of sexually assaulting her. when they're charging reports . she's china's most successful tennis dollars, a former doubles world, number one, winning the french open and wimbledon. but she hasn't been seen in weeks hang has
taken to social media to accuse a top chinese government official sexually assaulting her white house press secretary and saki says the u. s. one for verifiable proof from china. that the player is ok. we are deeply concerned by reports that peng try appears to be missing after accusing a former p r. c, senior official sexual assault with joining the calls for peer c authorities to provide independent, verifiable proof of her whereabouts and that she is safe. the united nations also wants dances and has insisted on fully transparent investigation into pangs, accounts of what happened to her. we would stress that, that is important to, to, to know that, that she, you know where she is and, and, you know, her state, you know, know about her well being. and as i said, we think it would be important that there's an investigation into her allegations of sexual assault, tennis players, including serena williams and novak chuck,
of the wealth hotman's player have also voice that support for the chinese athletes . i mean, i hope that for you know, for the sake of tennyson and, and chinese tennis and pang shy to, to find her very soon because did this is sir, is terrible. i mean, this could happen to anybody. the well tennis association has questioned the authenticity of an e mail released by the government, which retracts the allegations. this case has not been reported by chinese media and any online discussion has been censored or removed. although on saturday, the editor of the global times tweeted, pang will make a public appearance. scene solar china has remained largely silent over the tennis sto, asked to respond to the mounting questions. china's foreign ministry spokesman had this to say, we don't 100. we do. i've not heard of the if you raised hallway, this is not a diplomatic question, but the government have eli players and have hands are waiting for answers. a
marriage or 3 to sarah mark dryer is the founder of the china sports inside on website. he says the story has gained global attention that has been tightly controlled in china. the initial post from hung about 2 weeks ago was up to 20 or 30 minutes before that was deleted. and then all of that, the relevant search terms, her name and connections. so even the sport of tennis searches for that would have been scrubbed as well. now there's been a couple of responses, in addition to the global times edison him into a couple of c, g, t, n, the chinese state english television channel, which is the english language only very important to say this is not being covered in the chinese media. they have made a couple of references, basically suggesting that one is fine. no one that i have spoken to or seen comments from believes that these are credible reports. and then until until we, we hear from hung herself, i don't think those questions are going to go away. but this is
a huge global story and almost nothing. it's all in china given the censorship. it couldn't come to west time in terms of the olympics, just around the corner corner, coming up in beijing in the starts of february here because people have already started to connect the 2 stories and it's already reached the white house. so this is been building and building and building the foreign ministry is going to keep getting questions on this new can't keep saying, i don't know about this particular when it's own media, is tweeting and, and putting out posts on that very topic. so we don't quite know what china is going to do. there's not going to be much discussion because some of the allegations involved in that original post were, were explosive with in china. but you know, until people hear from pong and, and get a credible response that she is safe. i think the players are going to keep the pressure up on this campaign to say, you know, where is punch, why we wanna, we want to hear that she safe. now on the flip side, china wouldn't come back to play tournaments at the w t excuse me, wouldn't come back to china to play tournaments for almost another year from now.
so from that point of view, we have a long horizon, a lot can happen between now and then, but this is going to go on for a little while until we get a proper response. i think poland says hundreds of refugees and migrants said again, trying to breach its border. polish guards said they arrested 45 people for throwing rocks and tear gas canisters has been a humanitarian crisis in the region for weeks now, john hall, bring since this reports from near the polish side of the border after 5 days last in forest along the polish border syrian master nasa has done better than most. he's just made it to safety in a hospital inside the european union with men and bureau. allah vincent, i came from bay route to mince can we ended up at the border? the bellow, russian army took our food and water and pushed us away and told us not to return. we'd been here 5 days with no food and water. and n g o worker takes down my source details. a lawyer will help him sign
a power of attorney, and he completes a note formerly requesting asylum. they were quickly, it'll soon become clear why m. c. bergman go over. in the next door cubicle in obvious distress, alarmed ahmed hama occurred from northern iraq. i am a man, oh, oh, not an email. i roared you from i did it. and in an i c. u. bed, unidentified, and unconscious. a 3rd man suffering the effects of prolonged exposure to cold weather. these men have been on a terrible journey drawn to bella roost by the promise of safe passage to the e. u. unwitting victors. in a cynical standoff in which neither side much cares about their welfare, they may be signs of this crisis easing of conditions on the other side of the
border improving of diplomacy working. but for the individuals in this hospital, on the polish side of the border, at least one of them lucky to be alive while they're stuck in a nightmare. and it's still unfolding. he is why the presence of human rights activists matters. polish border guards arrive to take the men away. going to the okay i pray. ok. so just be nice to them. be nice. okay. okay. and don't just nervous poland is not a welcoming place for asylum seekers. and there are frequent reports of refugees and migrants being pushed back across the border. that's much harder to do now that they have legal representation. we are following the start to make sure that the people in the refugee crisis that the guard at the back seat are going
to be transported to the guard station and not to be pushed into the forest. are you worried that they might be pushed back into better route? we are always worried about that border. god, headquarters is the end of the line for the men. for now under international law, they should be looked after here. there's no guarantee they will simply be sent back. jonah, how al jazeera, the of the polish border still had. so now to sierra, find out my opposition parties of returns to elections and venezuela, after boy, causing them for nearly 4 years. for us. i'm, we are harding outside doha. we're going to take you up over the guitar desert were doesn't a military pair heating teams are competing for the world title. ah
hello there. the seasonal range still quite nicely. now across southeast asia. biggest down ports recently have been pushing their way into were indonesia, 89 millimeters, a frame full here in 24 hours in plenty more. where that came from? he to the day showers bring up quite nicely. quite a rash house. further north philippines, looking rather disturbed whether, whether there was much of malaysia malay peninsula, certainly looking very unsettled. hopefully the shower is not quite as intense. they have been recently across some parts of vietnam and they're cambria, but the shower is never really too far away. nevertheless, smart to sing showers little more wise, but as we go on 3, monday more heavy downpours lie be ones. they're just pushing across in indonesia, particularly across java. and we got some lively down post making the way across, sir, south australia at present a lot of clout,
to sliding through south australia. diving down towards that southeast corner. and as we go on through the next couple of days, it's across the southeast where we are going to see the worst of the weather. new south wales could see further flooding as this system developed further to go through sunday and on into monday and southern parts of queensland. also seeing some rather wet weather. further north is hot and sunny. ah. oh, counting the cost as big pharma refuses to sal private back soon. secret? well, health organization, hiv a south african labs crack and line a coast i'm factored by the pandemic. the airline industry wants a root canal. madison, counting the cough on out there investigating the use and abuse of power across the globe on al jazeera.
ah ah ah, this is al jazeera, quick reminder of the top stories this arm. tens of thousands of people in australia are protesting against cove, with 19 vaccine orders and pandemic laws. rallies are being held in each state capitol. the united states is calling on china to prove that tennis player punctual is okay. she hasn't been seen since accusing a high ranking politician of sexually assaulting her holland says hundreds of asylum seekers of trying to breach its border despite sneer by camps being cleared on friday or to police. arrested $45.00 people for throwing rocks and tear gas
canisters. people in lebanon are struggling to pay for medicines after the government cut subsidies on some drugs, countries already in a severe economic crisis. and as xena harder reports from beirut, there seems no sign of a way arch. i will, but how much is a diabetic who needs continuous medical care, but the 75 year old can no longer afford it. lebanon began gradually lifting subsidies on drugs a few months ago, but now they include those for chronic diseases. but no, marsha, i am state employee and my pension is not enough to pay for the medicines i need. how do i get? we will die because we can buy medicine. i will mohammad left this pharmacy without the insulator. he wanted medicine has now become
a privilege for the majority of the population made poor by economic crisis. that's gotta buy stuff. price is increased tenfold and these drugs are essential and life saving the patient cannot stop taking them for the living standards are falling fast and what is supposed to be a middle income country. many are now relying on local charities for health care services. a crash in the value of the local currency has made people salaries nearly worthless. why not? because we receive our salaries in lebanese lira, we can't afford going to hospitals and we have to come to the centers instead. on the move, the united nation says there has been a 33 percent increase in households, deprived of health care. and the share of those unable to buy medicines has increased to more than half lebanese officials are being criticized for failing to protect the poor. by making essential goods like medicine,
more expensive by the subsidies, but the state is nearly bankrupt and lacks the foreign currency needed to import drugs. the health ministry says $130000000.00 was being spent on medical supplies a month. and that's now down to 35000000 the international community has been helping with aid, but it's limited. we chartered special aircraft earlier this week and flew in 97 metric tons worth of basic supplies to help and to shore up the public system. but this will only last so long. we are seeing children dying needlessly from things like a fever. they didn't have the medications or they weren't affordable for them. they weren't available in the health facilities when the children needed at the most. some medicines are given for free and government health care centers and officials are promising locally produced drugs will soon be made available at lower prices.
but for now, the lifting of subsidies is hurting those in need set their sita, they root us president joe biden has said he's angry after a jury fund. and american teenager not guilty of merger merging to men and wounding another. it happens when co written highest branch of rifle to racial justice process in wisconsin. last year he says he wanted to defend businesses, john 100 reports from can osha it was a murder trial that divided a nation. and so was the verdict. we the jury find the defendant kyle h. right. how snack guilty. it was the same on all 5 charges from reckless endangerment to 1st degree. murder. not guilty. not guilty. not guilty. not guilty . oh, outside the court house for some there was another verdict.
this was not self defense. this was not the appropriate use of deadly force. it was wrong. it happened on a hot august night last year during a clash of protesters encounter protesters, the violent response to the police shooting of a black man, jacob blake. some on both sides were armed. the facts were undisputed kyle rittenhouse armed with an assault rifle fatally shot to protesters and wounded a 3rd in tearful testimony. the 18 year old called it self defense. i did what i had to do to stop the person who was attacking me each. the jury spent 4 days deliberating, then agreed, members, the jury are these you are unanimous word. is there anyone who does not agree with the verdict says read, we wish the triple okay. oh with that it ended more than a year later on a cold november afternoon to the satisfaction of gun rights advocates. it validates
that we have a 2nd, a member, right? you were to defend our cell phone tag. by now the case is been a national rorschach test the verdict no less. so gun rights advocates the vindication black lives matter. members see unequal justice for black and white americans. you what you want to politically and racially charged trial was watched across the us. the verdict supported at the highest level. i stand by with a jury, as with your system work, you have to abide by for jacob blake's uncle, the verdict marks one more. it's of systematic, racial injustice as the lady at o laundry. whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, honestly, who the poor with abdul exactly alive? in the streets of kaneesha resident braced themselves, hoping the violent clashes of 2020, or repeated in 2021. john henderson, al jazeera, kenosha wisconsin,
while the rittenhouse vertex font protests in the west coast city of portland, in oregon. this is the moment some demonstrators managed to corner security forces . police declared the protests of wyatt. authorities in mexico have discovered and detained. hundreds of migrants being transported in the back of t trailer trucks. pregnant women and children are among those being held if from a number of central american countries, the cheer faces of migrants crossed through mexico to try and reach the united states. hey, you've been in a most, let's just did. they come in very dirty and full of mud. i imagine it's due to the same physical conditions of the containers and we do are traveling and unsanitary and crowded conditions. i imagine that with the heat, they are also wet and muddy, and others were not too bad. they don't have face mask. there were no measures taken. they should be insuring for themselves to prevent the situation when of
course 19 k. then as well and opposition policies are competing in elections the 1st time since 2017. and they're hoping to make gains against president nicholas madura socialist party. and venezuelans go to the pulse on sunday, traceable reports from caracas for the 1st time in almost 4 years. the venice, when a position is back in an electro race, the voters are heading to the polls on sunday to pick local councils may use in governors, across the country. the county is wanting for the governorship of the state of media, and he says, this is an opportunity for the opposition to gain strength against breath and nicole, am i the widow much where we have major titanic efforts to guarantee that in each voting table? there are at least 3 witnesses, a principal and 2 replacements. there are people in the districts in transport, people that are working to guarantee that we have
a chance. but the opposition is divided and some have supported the call to participate in the elections. others like one way the have challenged breath in equal my ludo in the past have remain silent. the main opposition for you could bring it into a legislative elections in the past over allegations of lack of free and fair hold for the agreed to participate on sunday's vote after they were given. we assurances by the government, the internal divisions could certainly damage their chances of winning in many parts of the country. it's something that the ruling social is party could certainly take advantage of, say, manually, why this is running for the governorship of la wida. he returned recently after being forced to leave the country for 3 years. he says he was a victim of political persecution by the government of nicole amador because you have available to you to resign. i've never been chief of the opposition, but i'm part of it. people to serve, we acknowledge our mistakes. i recognize that and say, sorry,
i also say please don't ask me to stop fighting to change the country for my son's future, for a country that's not what venezuela's become worth. all i got for the 1st time in 15 years, the european union has sent a mission to observe the electoral process. over a 100 of service deployed across the country will be evaluating the candidates freedom of expression as they campaign, the voting process and other issues considered important to guarantee the impartiality of the vote is heavily. santos is a member of the european union parliament, one administrative memorandum, where we have their inscribed conditions of full freedom, of movement and freedom of expression for these mission. only in these conditions we could be here. we need to listen everybody. this is the 1st condition. plurality isn't everybody. and in the end we have our conclusions and we will have
our recommendations. for years, the, your position has been demanding free and fair elections in venezuela as a way out of the countries. enormous economic and social crisis, exacerbated by tough us sanctions. for many, this is a major test and a chance for the opposition to finally gain ground against a leader. many blame for the problems they face. there is i will, i'll to cedar carrack, us gutter is hosting this year's world military power. she seen championships for the 1st time. there are more than 40 teams participating with hundreds of athletes hoping to claim the world title. lee harding took the plunge above though ha freefall precision. oh, these athletes are experts in the art of jumping out of planes. more than 40
military parachuting teams have descended here to the desert of guitar to compete for the world championship title. the competitors are all active military members and have been training for years to get here. most have tens of thousands of jumps to their names. you know, we all have the, the tactical and technical expertise of the american sold room. we just rely on our training. we fall back on what we've done 1000 right. loudon times guitar is hosting the world military parachuting championships for the 1st time. but the gulf nation is already well known in the air sports community. it's national team, $12.00 gold and one bronze medal. and the last competition, this squad and country are hoping to make a lasting legacy in the sport. as everybody know, after, let's say, one years we have the war championship boards cub, let's say 2022. so this one will hold,
the people who don't know got the like of the teams never been to cut out to have idea was, is cutter to see, to see the stadium. we really saw this one that's all full bar to show what got that can do. each country will compete in 3 disciplines. freefall, skydive, accuracy, landing, and 4 way formation. men and women compete separately, but under the same flag, i say hello firm. and as you have, as you think, the events are all dependent on whether we had to take a break while filming to wait for a sandstorm to pass. team usa waited with us ran won't always need get you a feel like we're the jitters until you get around one done in the field. okay. for the time it was usually pretty nervous for the 1st time. we were invited to join the teams in their final moments before competition. results of these jumps will be tallied in the coming days before winter is announced. you know, i can't do
a story about parachuting and not jump out of a plane. this guy, he's the professional. he knows what he's doing. i don't what we're going to go give us a try to have some fun. we get in the plane with other teams who are about to compete. we climb for several minutes until we reach 3000 meters. as we climb up, the teams mentally prepare for their jump. i try to do the same thing, then minutes later, once the earth is just a blurb below, it's time to free fall. i believe. with .