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white people, yes. part to go in the cheddar and sing a song writer in the other people wait a minute, you get way down. you stop what you're doing and maybe one studio b unscripted on al jazeera. ah, this is al jazeera. ah. hello there, i'm is darcy at a and this is news our live from our headquarters here and are coming up in the next 60 minutes. japan becomes the latest country to ban foreign visitors and responds to the new curve at 19 berry. and i'm doors has a very in vienna around 7 of the nuclear talks or underway is the newly appointed to radians. deputy foreign minister who's leading the negotiated team is saying his
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country's nuclear program is not up for negotiation. ah, celebrations in honduras, leftist opposition, candidate tomorrow. custer claims a victory in the presidential election. woman georgian president mikhail sucker speedy resumes with a possible 60 a jail term. if he's found guilty, i'm gonna just go to the sports, munches, united, hired german coach, ralph running to take charge of the club until the end of the season. with now, japan is banning a foreign visitors from entering the country in an attempt to control the spread of the new army. kron variant prime minister from you because she says it will take effect on tuesday. and all the measures also being considered on the south african president, meanwhile, has demanded an immediate end to the travel bands that he's described as unjustified and discriminatory against both his country and its neighbors. and the
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world health organization, though, is warning that the army con variant is likely to spread globally and says it poses a very high risk and judging countries to speed up their vaccination. rollouts right now, more than 10 countries have confirmed cases, all of that new variant including australia, which is now delaying reopening to foreign students and workers for 2 weeks. g 7 health nathan argues, hold emergency talk very shortly. or governments, in se asia have also imposed restrictions and a bid to stop the spread of on the cron hong kong. meanwhile, as the only territory in that region that is actually detected, the new variant. tony chang reports from bangkok. no sooner had japan declared victory against coven 19 and relaxed its entry requirements, and the door is slammed, shut its prime minister announcing on monday that he would be taking no chances with the new omni chrome varian geico was in with regard to foreign visitors,
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entering japan from midnight of november 30th, we will ban entry from all parts of the world. thailand and indonesia announced new will. the less stringent bands on arrivals from southern african nations lockdown have been devastating to the tourist industry here. and many southeast asian nations will be reluctant to impose blanket bands. the philippines started an ambitious vaccination drive on monday to inoculate more than 9000000 people in 3 days. it's travel ban of 14 nations includes european countries with a new variant has been found. we are ready, but we can steal our my more value. we should delay these as much as we can really prepare the systems capacity repaired, our design isolate ah g really botany? ah. my solution struck one travel gateway that was opening up rather than shutting down is the land border between singapore and malaysia. 3000 people crossed this
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border daily until march 2020, when it was shut down, stranding thousands. so pretty much i'm excited to go back to my family here to my home country. i know a lot of families, i've been sucking young lease and singapore. ah, this has been a good opportunity for me to go back to them as a militia. those visit my grandparents, my parents, my families in salvia. for now, a special bus service will limit visitors to $3000.00 a day as other borders around the region shut down. these travelers will be hoping this journey isn't one way. tony chang al jazeera banker, well as hell african doctor who raised the alarm about the new variant says her patients have actually shown many mild symptoms so far from me. the miller reports from janice bank angelie good sir. it's the south african doctor who 1st to take the new symptoms in patients who had contract cove at 19. well, she says the symptoms up until ya cases so far have been mild. so what is
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interesting is that, that the clinical symptoms or not the same, that with delta, extreme tightness and fatigue, and the young people that was how we 1st detected with a bit of her body, a campaign and headache. very, very similar to what you will normally see with any viral infection. so the africa has to take to just over 50 cases of the new variant and enabling, but swan or 900 people have been infected. they've also been cases in belgium, israel, and other countries. so i to say it may take up to 2 weeks to better understand the variance to determine how easily it spreads and how well vaccines work to protect people. because these more than 30 mutations, that might, it might escape the immune system, or it might escape the vaccines. what we have seen so far is people that has been vaccinated specie we're far, is it around? we had the last short in august this year did contact the virus and it's mild,
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very, very much symptoms. there are no known admissions to hospitals. hill people, the contract, the new variant. what is your view then on the global reaction to this variant being detected in south africa? extremely premature. and you know, it is as if they went into a frenzy and each and every one out there on biking, a great, a high about this. and the question is, you know what, why we have, we have won't that we are going to see a 44 or a wife. we have to sit, they will come at variance. we did say that the variance will mostly come from unvaccinated ivy paid people who's not controlled on the medication or never been to taking any medication. that's not, that's something that's new. well, scientists say the variance is behind a sharp rise of cases in the halting province. how the spread of the disease is
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managed should be carefully considered. an increasing number of experts say the law downs and travel bands don't work and that instead damaging economies and causing unnecessary panic, then says the focus should be on ensuring everyone in the world has access to vaccines. south africa, india and other countries have been for months coating for payton waivers. to allow for vaccines to be manufactured around the world. so far, just 7 percent of africans have received a job with very low vaccine access, with the inability to be able to fully make our own vaccines and to be able to get out of this. been driving fast enough in a timely manner. with the vaccine motive that we are witnessing, and the stigmatization of certain countries in africa related to the variance. this is not a good look for the global not what we need is cooperation. what we need is global solidarity. and what we're getting in return is actually of
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a punitive approach to how we can actually or manage the spending 2 weeks from now . when we might see a different picture, we might see a total different clinical picture from, from us what we experienced currently. but, but for now, we can't even cite, escaped the vaccine efficacy. we can say that while travel bands often used by time to better understand new variance and the spread of the coven, 1900 virus. some scientists in south africa, a calling it's a futile exercise. for me to mila al jazeera johannesburg. meanwhile, the director general of the world health organization has again criticize the unequal distribution of vaccines between rich and poor countries. tedra holly, every answer says, a lack of axioms would contribute to an unpredictable spread of the virus. more than 80 percent of the world as vaccines have gone to year 20 countries, low income countries, most of them in africa have received just 0.6 percent of all vaccines.
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we understand and support every government's responsibility to protect its own people. it's natural, but vaccine equity is not charity. it's in every country's best interests. no country can vaccinate its way out of the fund. i'm you alone. the longer watching in equity persists the more opportunity these virus has to spread and evolve in ways we can not predict nor prevent. well, that's not brian john, how he's following developments for us from london. join a concern, kelly growing over that as we start seeing community transmission. yes, well, this is the idea of course, that the cases that are popping up now everywhere from scotland here in the u. k. 2 countries all over the europe in union are not just
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a people stepping off flat from south africa, but that the very it is actually spreading within communities beyond, beyond simply the scope of, of travel and the scope of travel bands to be able to prevent it so that we've seen 6 new cases, as i said in scotland, 3 here in the u. k. 13 in portugal, 13 in the netherlands and cases popping up in france, germany, the czech republic, denmark, and so on. and all of that would suggest, as i said, that the travel bands implemented are not the answer to stopping the spread, or even substantially slowing it once the virus is out there. and countries of course, reacting accordingly, if not in everyone's view appropriately by slapping on new restrictions here in the u. k. for instance, in addition to the travel bands, we've got introduced from tuesday, much more strenuous checks at borders for people arriving back from all destinations. we've got an expansion of the booster program, making it eligible to people over the age of 18. from this week
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a re introduce reintroduction of mandatory mosque wearing and certain indoor settings. the sort of thing is happening all over the place. meanwhile, really all that anybody could do is wait for the week weeks, however long it may take for scientists to tell us what the properties of our micron really can say about how threatening it is. and then that journal, in the meantime, the g 7 minutes as we've been saying all set to meet this afternoon. what's on the cause? oh, convened by britain, which holds the rotating presidency of the g 7. the health ministers will meet to share info to coordinate the response and so on. among other things, presumably they'll be looking at the w. h o's call to expand vaccine programs. and of course rigging, in their ears, will be calls once again from campaigners from protest. us from leaders not least, serial ram oppose of the south african president. and dr. ted ross, you heard there of the w h o, calling them to redress this vaccine inequality to share technology,
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to share doses of the vaccine they hadn't even met. their pledges reached at the g 7 summit in cornwall in june, so that the global south is woefully under supplied with vaccines, which of course allows the conditions to persist. virt allow for variance like on the chrome to develop in the 1st place. china, how there with all the latest for us from london. thanks so much, jonah. well, let's now bring in at jeff lazarus, he is the head of the health systems research group at the barcelona institute for global health and professors. we've been hearing now vaccine manufacturers as well, also saying it could be 2 to 6 weeks before we know about just how effective our current vaccines are against army kron. that sounds like really quite a long time, especially given the fears about how infectious it is. it is a long time, but it can't really be made any shorter because we need to document cases in those who are vaccinated and see what their responses are they having mild symptoms?
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are they having more serious symptoms? so to really a reminder that we need to be taking all sorts of other be cautions at the same time as we monitor the response to the vaccines. or given that as gina was just saying, we're already seeing community transmission and some places. and some estimates suggest it's been what circulating for a couple of weeks now. as someone who used to work with the w h o. do you personally think that the travel bands that are being rolled out a going to actually achieve their goals? i fully agree with w h o that the travel bands are very much a knee jerk reaction. we're behind the curve. i mean, this variant has been out for probably several weeks because you have to remember your 1st it, we need people need to be diagnosed. they get tested positive, we don't sequence every one. so when we sequence it, we see it's there. and at that point where there's a cluster of cases, the bands come in and, and now we know that it's in more than a dozen countries as, as far reaching as you know, austria, hong kong denmark,
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the u. k. parts of africa. oh, i know we are still waiting for more information, but based on the mild symptoms to start with, the we're seeing in south africa, a number of epidemiologists, i know already speculating paps while the hopefully that ami kron could actually be a good thing, more infectious, less deadly very and that becomes a kind of benign form of the virus has happened with h one and one. you hopeful that's the best case scenario and i'm trying to be optimistic and i'm trying to be hopeful. so i very much hope my colleagues are correct. but i think they would agree that it's really too early for us to know how well one thing struck me in detecting all these on a chron infections. countries are also finding a pretty high number of travelers who actually have coven infections. and they're actually making it on to planes. so all they're just gaping holes and travel protocols, especially given how very they are from country to country. there seems to be, i'm completely shocked and i think the news from the netherlands of the flight from
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south africa, with over 500 people and around 12 percent, some 61 people where it positive makes me ask what's happening. are they checking that they're vaccinated? are they getting a p c r, before they get on the plane? i don't really understand how, how this can happen to that extent and it does make me worried and not just for travel, but also for countries where the cobra certificates there. and then we hear that people are being asked for it when they go into restaurants, bars and clubs. so we need to have the right measures in place, but we also need to enforce them. hey, you mentioned that you agree with the w h i that the travel bands are potentially ne jack. what would you do instead of them then i know, obviously we're still waiting to see on vaccine efficacy. so in the meantime, what should we be doing? i mean that the travel bands are that immediate reaction, i think from politicians to show that they're, they're doing something but we need to make travel safer. we need to take
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a public health approach. so one i would make sure that everyone is vaccinated and has a pcr before they get on the flights, and that they do get tested upon arrival. and within a couple of days after arrival in different countries, i've done that and i think they've had good success. but it's also a, a reminder that we need non pharmaceutical interventions. we need to really work on reducing the spread of the virus in general through more use of the face masks better and more use of the co bid certificates and to remind the public that when things get better, it's a time to make things a lot better. and not a time to relax our guard. jeff lazarus at the head of the health systems research group at the boston institute for global health. thanks for sharing your expertise with us on out there. jeff. thank you. well, plenty more still ahead this news hour, including a claimed men's web designer for louis veto. and i'm the founder of white, the federal adler size. at the age of 41,
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i'm gabriel's onto in new york where british social ag lane maxwell will face a jury for the 1st time in a trial that sure to be filled with drama. on a portuguese football club confirms of 13 cases of the new private 1900 variance amongst the clothes and stuff that's coming up in force with jack ah, international talks on around new k program are getting underway in vienna representatives from russia, china, germany, france, and the u. k. will sit down with a radiant officials in the hope of salvaging the nuclear agreement. the us will be taking part in those talks indirectly and comes days off to the you and watch dog released a report detailing concerns about it's a lack of access to surveillance footage from around nuclear sites. teramore new government meanwhile, is warning that these talks will fail unless all sanction lifted. well,
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you recall that around signs that nuclear deal back in 2015. it was designed to limit terror on nuclear ambitions and exchange for sanctions relief. but then in may 2018, then president donald trump withdrew the u. s. and again, re imposing sanctions than in november last year the i a, a reported that around stock, part of enriched uranium, had reached 12 times the permitted levels. the organization says teran has limited access to its nuclear sites since february. well let's bring in dos, jabari. she is in vienna for us out the talk to signer expectations, rather low, but the talks have actually kicked off. yes, as the rain in delegation led by the deputy foreign minister, alibaba re arrive this hotel behind me, where they are now sitting down with the europeans, signatories of the g c foil. they're trying to work out how the united states will return it to that agreement. and what the renews are looking for. they are as asking for 5 specific things. they,
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we need have said they want the americans to pay for damages, since they left the deal in 2018 and the, they want some guarantees from the americans that this kind of thing will not happen in the future. they are not sure it directly talking to the americans, of course, and the europeans will go back and forth between the iranians and the americans until they figure out how to move forward. the radius of said that they are here only to talk about how to lift the sanctions and what, how that will take place and what kind of a format that will be because they want to start a implementing this sale a of their oil and as well as being able to use their banking system, of course that's been under us sanctions. it's one of the main points for this delegation. there's $38.00 iranians in the austrian capital, most of which are from an economic background from various parts of the rain and government. and it shows how serious theories are, and of course, what they're looking for. the expertise that have been brought here from the rain inside are not about the nuclear program,
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but rather about the economic part of the country. and that is of course, what the deputy foreign minister has said that the away news will talk about how the leg extensions need to be lifted and not specifically about the countries nuclear program. very interesting, but dos and the meantime we've also seen terran ramp up there. violations of the old agreement. can you remind us how we got here for you certainly add the iranian said because the u. s. left a deal. they're going to slowly reduce commitment and of course, that really accelerate a deb, exactly almost a year ago when the high ranking nuclear scientists so fast was other was assassinated inside or on. and the iranians decided to really reduce their commitment further and their cooperation with the international atomic energy organization which overseas iran's nuclear program and make sure they police that program to the international community in the report back at that is when things really went further parts for the iranians and the international community unions
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said that they're really don't see much benefit for them at complying with the agency and in terms of additional protocol of the nonproliferation treaty. and, but they said all of this is reversible and they will go back to full compliance if they see the united states is serious and is willing to come back to the nuclear deal for now the agency, the i. e has said that a wrongs and you crypt program is becoming very difficult to police. and as time goes by, it's becoming more and more difficult to gauge how they're advancing and how foster advancing. and that is a cause for concern. of course that will have direct impact on these talks because if they don't know what iran is doing in their nuclear program, it's very difficult to negotiate what they want in the future. that is a point that the iranians have said that, of course, is up for discussion if things work out for them and get what they get, what they want. we'll see how that all plays out in the coming days. dorothy jabari,
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they're at those folks for us in vienna. thank you to awesome. now moving on and the british socialite, gillian maxwell is about to go on trial in new york. she's accused of enabling the crimes of sex offender jeffrey epstein, who took his own life 2 years ago while awaiting his trial. maxwell insist she is innocent and denies any wrong doing. well, let's be to gay with alexander. he is in new york watching that child for us, gabriel, after epstein's death, can you talk us through the significance of maxwell's trial now? well, to get an idea of how significant it is, i can tell you it's a little after $8.00 to 8 am here. local time in new york, and there were dozens of people lined up outside this court room behind me more than 2 hours before even sunrise here. so it's, this is a trial, it's getting quite a lot of attention. the significance is, is that prosecutors had hoped to put jeffrey epstein on trial, but when he committed suicide in a jail here in new york city 2 years ago,
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prosecutors had to go to plan b essentially and are now putting glean maxwell on trial for 6 trafficking charges the significance is, is that prosecutors say that she was the enabler, that groomed and recruited young women for epstein and that his crimes are alleged . crimes could not have been committed without her help. this is certainly a trial that will be full of drama. create a so how much did you lane maxwell know about geoffrey epstein to alleged sexual abuse of under age girls? that will be the central question in the trial of the 59 year old british socialite, facing charges of sex trafficking and other crimes. he is going to be the invisible presence hanging over this. and that is why i think that she is going to have to explain something that everybody really wants to know. what
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was his holder, her? what was that relationship? a big unknown on the trial is how far the judge will allow the prosecutors to probe and epstein and maxwell's high profile social circles that included many household names from politics, industry, and entertainment. one being britain's prince. andrew, keep his accuser. virginia roberts, who says she was trafficked by maxwell to the prince per sex. when she was a teenager is likely not going to be called as a witness. he denies any wrong doing, but prosecutors are expected to call at least 4 other women. all epstein accusers who are going to tell the jury, maxwell groomed them for sex with epstein, one when she was as young as 14 years old. it's a trial with all the trappings of a salacious, drama, sex power, money, and fame. but victims rights advocates hope that the jury does not get distracted
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by that and instead keeps their focus on the women who say they were abused by epstein. and that it could have only happened with the help of maxwell. this is an example of one of the most horrific and long enduring patterns of sex trafficking and child exploitation. there are so many victims and what's particularly disturbing about the case is how open they operated. and how many people knew, and how many people they involved in this exploitation scheme, maxwell has pleaded not guilty and denies all the charges. her legal team will try to cast doubt on the allegations and the testimony based on evidence that happened more than 20 years ago. the trial is expected the last 6 weeks. if convicted maxwell faces up to 80 years in prison, a big question will be, how much of the will the judge allow the prosecution to probe in to the private
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life of lane maxwell and jeffrey epstein. as you could tell from that story, they had a very significant social circle, a very rich and powerful people around them, but those people are not on trial. it's elaine maxwell on trial. but clearly it will be interesting to see if the prosecution tries to bring up other names if the judge will even allow that. came out of under the across that trial for us in new york. thank you again. oh, no. and honduras the left wing canada shoe morrow. castor has claimed victory and sundays presidential election. castro's as the voters. there have reversed or protectionism and the governing national policy, though also announced that its candidate had one manual ruffling reports from the capital tegucigalpa. i celebration from the hunter and
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capitol agency golf. ah preliminary results from the national electoral council placed opposition candidates, humana castro in the lead. ah, no. a final tally was far from completed. the news was enough to spark celebrations in the streets of the city. for the fall of that, i held up a federal credit for the 100 people. this represents an awakening apiece. a hope. the people are overwhelmed by so much wrong doing and misery. over the past 12 years the people needed to breathe. the people have woken up daniels o earlier in the day, eager voters queued for their turn at the ballot box. and pulling locations extended their closing hours to allow everyone a chance to cast a vote. many expressed a distrust of the electoral system signing a disputed general election 4 years ago when the governing national party claimed
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victory despite evidence of fraud. good service. oh, on the 3rd, being going on with the right has always lived with howard some accident just i am actually quite happy with going even though i'm coming later. my multiple is in the late hours on sunday opposition leaders humana. gastro spoke to supporters, claiming victory over national party candidate, nasty as food our most. we are going to form a government of reconciliation in our country, a government of pinks and a government of justice. the 2021 on your in general, i took voice under one of the polarized political environment in recent memory. with many people worried that violence had still out in the streets. the mood out
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now only got a celebration on to run election. officials have also said voter turnout is the highs since the 1980s when the country returned to democratic rule. oh man, wind up a little al jazeera de goosey got both lenders and sound time to the weather and he has edison. hello, we got some very heavy ray making its way towards to pan over the next couple of days. here comes the cloud and re sweeping across northern china, easing across see a korean peninsula high pressure and charge at the moment that was slide out of the way, allowing our rates swing across the korean peninsula. it will be heavy at times it will sweep into japan pretty quickly. i'm pleased to say dry, clear weather comes in behind for a time. and we got this backwash of cold air which will bring some see effect snow into western parts of japan for the 2nd half of the week. but bright skies coming back in behind. further south, heavy showers remain in place across northern parts of the philippines. some heavy
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downfalls still there on the northeast, the monsoon with southern air is a vietnam. and also into thailand this system. grassy makes his way out into the adam and see that will cause him very heavy right across the region here, over the next few days for scattering a showers across southeast asia. some heavy rain is coming back into smarter and western parts of java sees a very heavy rain recently across southern areas of in the main area of disturbance now pushing out into the arabian sea. and that will spread our wet weather right up . the western gas as we go on through the next couple of days, but look further east into the bourbon goal. here comes our system from the and m s . c. and that's making his way to was addition and underbrush. mostella head here on out there. more protests and lebanon as living conditions there deteriorates even further. that will the collapsed economy economy recover soon enough and has bought find out why defending champion from tele service shock of it's may not play . and this is.


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