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story of america, what's working and what's not a lot of people are only talking about that. it wasn't at the top of the agenda. if america can handle multiple challenges on multiple fronts. we need to go back to school. the bottom line on al jazeera, ah, this is al jazeera. ah, hello, i'm barbara sarah. this is the al jazeera news, our live from london. thank you for joining us, coming up in the next 60 minutes. more countries closed border as us concerns grow up on the, on the con corona virus variant. but the un is originations to reconsider their southern africa, travel bands. british socialite, gillan maxwell goes on trial in the new york court. she's accused of helping convicted peter fall. jeffrey epstein abuse under age girls on the front line in
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eastern ukraine, where the russian forces have been gathering at the border and just hours to go until history is made in the caribbean. as barbados prepares, the cut ties with the british monarchy and becomes the war and become the world's us that republic. i'm devin ash, with sports at lino massey has in the last few minutes. one a record, a 7th of volunteer reward is the best of football in the world. and as a new man in charge at manchester and i say that they've hired a german coach. rafa run into the end of the season. ah, more countries around the world are shutting down their borders to keep the new corona virus variant out even more cases emergent scientists race to figure out
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just how dangerous it actually is. meanwhile, anger is growing in southern africa where the army on variant was 1st detected, several countries of band, the travellers from that region. although there have been no deaths linked to on the cross. so far, the world health organization has warned that poses a very high risk of infection surges. meanwhile, experts in south africa are predicting cases could rock it the 10000 the day by the end of the week. that's up from 300 a day just 2 weeks ago. but they also believed that existing vaccines are probably effective at preventing severe illness. while doing everything possible to make sure that our heads percentages are ready. and we know that as the infections rise, people will get sick. some will get severe, especially those who have not been vaccinated. but we know that there will also be instances where even those robertson age of make ill and the health facilities should be ready. while despite calls from south africa,
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the world health organization and the un to lift the travel restrictions, japan has joined israel and morocco in banning all new foreign travelers. more than a dozen countries have now confirmed cases of the new variant including australia, which is the lane, the re opening to foreign students and workers for 2 weeks. meanwhile, here in the u. k, the government is rolling out its vaccine booster program to all adults. let in papa reports, britain was the 1st country to restrict travel from southern africa, off to the emergence of the new covey, 19 variance. now the government here has admitted only krohn could pose a greater threat than the dominant delta variance, and it's tightening restrictions to limit community infection. close contacts of anyone who test positive with a suspected case of only con myself. i slate for 10 days. regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not, face coverings will also be made compulsory in shops on,
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on public transport in england. unless an individual has a medical exemption. this is not all doom and gloom at this stage. and i do not want people to panic at this stage. if vaccine effectiveness is reduced, as seems pretty likely to some extent, the biggest effects are likely to be in preventing infections. and hopefully there will be smaller effects on preventing severe disease questions. at the same time, the government scientific advisors are recommending people are offered booster jobs just 3 months after their 2nd vaccinations. and the programs being extended to any one age 12 or over over in portugal, they've identified 13 cases of omicron among team members of the lisbon based professional soccer club balances. only one had recently traveled to south africa as more and more countries place restrictions on people traveling from south africa
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and the region. the united nations is urged the world not to penalize countries for identifying and sharing crucial science and health information. that's a theme taken up by the world health organization. if that is wanting, we have lead. it's that not engine, nor country, no community and no individual is safe. until we are all safe. the emergence of the highly mutated army kron variant under lions. just how perilous and precarious our situation is. south africa and both swan, i should be tangled for detecting sequencing and reporting this van and not penalize many countries in europe are already worried about the winter. here in milan, people have to wear face coverings outdoors, as well as in doors between 10 in the morning and tenant night. but as nations consider how to protect their own populations,
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the calls get louder to ensure developing countries can access vaccines. the dean baba al jazeera, so that's the view from europe so far in asia, only hong kong has reported cases of the new strain, but that hasn't stopped restrictions being imposed by governments across the continent. tony chang reports no sooner had japan declared victory against pivot. 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 varian. geiger was in with regard to foreign visitors entering japan from midnight on november 30th. we will ban entry from all parts of the world. thailand and indonesia announced knew all the less stringent bands on arrivals from southern african nations lockdown to 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
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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 money, we can steal our, my more 5. we should delete these as much as we can and really prepare the health systems capacity repaired, our design, i solely, ah, did really what's in, oh, i so reconstructed. one travel gateway that was opening up rather than shutting down is the land border between singapore and malaysia. 3000 people crossed this border daily until march 2020, when it was shut down, stranding thousands. so pretty much i'm excited to go back to memory here to my home country. i know a lot of families, i've been thought young ladies and singapore are these. that 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,
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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 for months, scientists have been warning that the corona virus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines. the inequality is most evident in africa, where under 70 percent of the population is vaccinated. the u. n's kovacs scheme was supposed to help the developing world get more doses. but if it is to achieve its target of distributing 1400000000 doses, by the end of this year, it must shape more than 25000000 doses every day. and at the moment, an average of only 4000000 doses are being delivered a day. and one more than 60 countries are offering booster shots just 12 percent of promised donations to kovacs have been delivered. the less which blocked vaccine
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sales overseas and exports of key ingredients for months, as donated more than any country, $275000000.00 doses and all but that still less than a 3rd of what the by them administration pledged. well, earlier i spoke via skype in south africa to professor mark mendelson. he said of the division of infectious diseases at hoops kia, hospital university of cape town. i asked them how he felt about the world's reaction to the discovery of the new variant. were disappointed and frustrated by the international response to what was it very speedy and time. yes. announcement of the new variance now known as a micron or by south african scientists. but it seems a national response that we are disappointed in. we do not feel that the travel bands are correct. we don't feel that they are evidence based particularly and in so much as there is clearly now a transmission and entry of the virus into multiple different countries. i'm on
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a number of different continents, and travel bands do not work in that situation and cause devastation to an economy in a society that is already on the siege from cobit 19. just as all other economies are . of course, a lot of the economies are of the other countries that have also been affected by travel bands will suffer. but explain to us in more detail why you think the travel bands and this one in particular, any in particular is ultimately not effective. when it comes to containing the virus. well, it's very clear that the virus is not just in southern africa. and we now know that there was cases, there's been a case in belgium, in a, in a tri young traveler who had been to egypt and back by turkey with no association exposures in southern africa. there are now cases being reported, i believe in scotland also in north america. and so clearly the horses bolted. this
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virus is variant of concern. a micron is now spread internationally and therefore closing borders at this stage is not going to help. it is not evidence base the, any time a travel band may work is right at the very, very start of an epidemic pandemic before it has spread globally. but once it spread globally, there isn't any justification. there's been a lot of talk about vaccine inequity around the world. of course, looking at africa that has a much lower rate of vaccinations that say europe we're either oh or parts of asia as well. how much do you think vaccine equity played a part in the arrival of this new varian? well, i think that in a initially vaccine in equity, in the early days, probably did play a part in general in increasing the number of cases of coven 19 through other variance. i add, but in south africa, sadly,
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the case is that at the current moment, it's not about supply, it's about actually vaccine hesitancy and trying to get enough of our population vaccinated. now that's not the case for many of our neighboring countries, some of which are involved in his travel band, and certainly isn't the case particular for low income countries throughout the world who are still facing next considerable vaccine inequity. so when there is vaccine in equity, and there are more, which allows more and more cases, more severity. and therefore basically more virus to replicate. that allows the virus to not a replicate, but to change to mutate. some of those mutations will give a selective advantage to the virus. and if they come together to the real advantage of the virus to be able to transmit more of a, the immune system than that will take off. and that will be the very in to concern . so in all countries, whether it's vaccine inequity, this is really
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a critical issue that it is playing a role in the development of variance of concern. do you feel that actual, instead of being congratulated south africa has been being punished for alerting the world? i think he can easily see, he could easily say that i again, i think the whole of south africa is both frustrated and disappointed by the and angered by the, by the international response, particularly from the united kingdom on the u. s. and europe. but european countries, and we would ask them as our president did last night, and his address to the nation for an immediate reversal at these trouble bands. much more still to come here on the al jazeera news hour, including will bring you the latest on another attempt to resurrect the iran nuclear deal. as it gets underway in vienna, plus they did a really good a powerful storm flips vehicles rips off
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roofs and brings down a clock tower in istanbul, killing at least 4 people. and then sport, the man who broke down racial barriers and gov masters tournament dies at the age of $87.00. jemma will have more of the life of yellow ah, the trial of british socialite, glean maxwell has begun in new york, the 59 year old is accused of enabling the crimes of convicted peter fall. jeffrey epstein, who died 2 years ago while awaiting trial maxwell insist she's innocent and denies any wrong doing well. let's go live now to gabriel is on the who's following the trial for us and the court has heard from the prosecution ended the fence. so tell us briefly what they had to say. yeah, we'll start with the prosecution, not
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a late. they wasted no time. i to stay in laying out their case to the 12 person and 6 alternate jury. essentially what the prosecution said that they will argue over the next few weeks during this trial, is that it was lane maxwell, who recruited groomed. and then in some cases, according the prosecution took part in the sexual abuse of under aged girls. they mentioned the prosecution, one girl that they use a pseudonym by the name of jane. prosecutors say that she was 14 years old and sitting on a park bench when she was approached by epstein and maxwell, and asked for her phone number. and that ultimately led to years of sexual abuse by the couple a centrally what the prosecution is saying that they are going to lay out is a case that links maxwell to epstein. and they are saying that epstein could not have committed his alleged crimes without maxwell's participation in it, under
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a false pretense of luring girls they say. and our false pretense of massage is now the defense is also going to lay out a case and they've made their case pretty clear as well. they've said that this case will come down to, in their words, money manipulation and memory. they say memory, these are incidence that happened over 10 years ago so that the victims that will be speaking their memory is probably not accurate. according to the defense manipulation, that offense saying that the 4 victims that are expected to testify have been manipulated by lawyers and by media stories and money that offend saying that the 4 victims that are testifying received millions of dollars in the victims compensation fund. so there insinuating that their testimony could not be should not be credible in terms of what the scene is in the court room today. maxwell was wearing a mask almost throughout the entire proceeding, so it was hard to get
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a sense of her face. so facial expressions or how she was reacting, she only pulled it down a couple times to briefly talk to her defense lawyers. gabriel is on the with the latest on that ongoing trial there in new york gave. thank you. french president, manuel mackerel has called his rainy and counterparts. abraham gracie, after the 1st day of talks designed to save the 2015 nuclear deal. m a con, said iran had to respect its commitments and obligations to the international atomic energy agency without delay. representatives from russia, china, germany, france, and the u. k. of been negotiating with iranian officials in vienna. the u. s. is also there, but only holding talks in directly. iran is demanding all us and european sanctions be dropped before they agree to any deal. while the reigning economy has steadily been shrinking since 2017,
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that's when the trumpet ministration started making moves to pull out of the deal. compounded by the corona virus, pan, them make the country's g. d p contracted almost 5 percent in 2020. the measures also triggered a massive currency, the valuation that seen a steady rise in inflation from single digits to nearly 40 percent in 2021. in retaliation to those sanctions. iran now in riches a small amounts of uranium up to 60 percent purity. just a short step from the weapons grade levels of 90 percent in the u. n says its inspectors are not allowed or not able to fully monitor the nuclear program after terran limited axis. dorsey jibari has worn out from vienna. this is seen as a very beginning of what could be really the newly appointed team from iran and from the new government of everything. racy is headed by the iranian deputy foreign minister, alibaba re, and his team of 38 men who are very well versed in the countries
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economy. they're all specialties at their specialists in iran's economy, from various different divisions of the government. they are here to find out what the other side will likely do in terms of moving forward. they're trying to gauge the mood from the europeans as well as the americans. i've spoken to sources into iran who are looking at the other parties involved to say that they are seeing some members in the negotiating teams from all sides. that are very well versed in terms of the security of the countries. meaning that they are expecting iran and other programs, not just a nuclear program will also be brought up. that is of course, something the renew of said they will not do. and they said they were only here to discuss how the americans will lift their sanctions. that they've impose on or on the deputy foreign minister has said they are on nuclear program and other programs as well as iran regional involvement is not for negotiations. but to, of course,
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the parties involved, including europeans, have said that these talks are not going to go on forever, that there needs to be some kind of resolution as soon as possible. an attack on a prison in nigeria is north central plateau state has left at least 10 people dead and led to the escape of more than 260 inmates. the prison service says, gunmen opened fire on the facility in the state capital gulf on sunday evening. one guard and 9 prisoners were killed. 10 prisoners have been recaptured so far. these 4 people have been killed in the turkish city of istanbul, after it was struck by a powerful storm with gale force winds. look at these incredible pictures. at least 19 others were injured in the storm, which knocked over a clock tower and fruit threw vehicles on to their side. and officials say the wind blew as fast as a 129 kilometers an hour. the storm also impacted flights with turkish airlines,
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re directing at least 6 planes to land that other airports. several towns in northern spain were severely flooded when 2 rivers burst their banks, the rivers spilled over following heavy rain and snow brought about by storm arwin . across the weekend in the city of bill bowed. dozens of cars were submerged and flood water and abandoned by their owners. george's former president mccain sick ash, feely has appeared in court on charges of abusive office. he used the hearings in the capital to please see as an opportunity to publicly denounced the georgian authorities, such really has been held in jail since returning from exile last month. he faces 6 years in prison for corruption, but says the charges are politically motivated. robin foster walker has more enough from the capital tbilisi or supporters of the former president are protesting. it's quite chaotic here. the moment they managed to close both the lane,
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both roads in and out of the city. you could probably see behind the some of the support is on that road bridge and, and also right now somebody being stretch it away from the scene because really emotions running high here. people are very angry. those of course, he support the former president that he thing on standing trial at all. and those supposed to come out today in the crowd of several 1000 to show that support for him outside the court, where he's due to make an appearance today where he's been charged with abuses of power and full use of excessive force back in 2007, a long time ago. now, of course, that was then this is now because that guys really, it's basically been in prison since the 1st of october. and we were expecting to see him make an appearance in court the last few weeks. but he,
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on each occasion the authorities was saying, no, it's not safe for him to come out. we're worried about his health. all we're worried about the security situation. and i have voice concerns that, that this idea allegations that he supported might try to spring him, were to really get him out. fella roof him, president alexander, look a shanker, has accused lithuanian authorities of dumping the bodies of migrants from the border between the 2 countries. this way near rejects the claim, same bella roost the staging, beatings, crippling, and even people's backs and blaming them on you countries. the you says, look at shanker, is weapon, ising desperate people tricking them into crossing into poland, miscellaneous and latvia. the block says it's lucas shank is revenge for sanctions imposed on bella. ruth, after it's crucial crack down on democracy, professors cease. fire monitor is say there has been a significant increase in fighting between russian backed separatists and the
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ukrainian military since rushes troops build up near the border. moscow denies any plan to invade ukraine, calling the allegations hysterical and malicious. shall stratford reports now near the village of wood yanna on the front line with the ukrainian military pouring rain pitch black. this is a front line trench in easton, ukraine. we follow ukrainian army soldier leads us along the path thick with mud, filming using night to vision, there are trenches like these that snake hundreds of kilometers across a conflict zone, in which more than $14000.00 people killed. you sound machine guns for echoes through the blackness. so in the last 10 minutes, sounds like a lot more smooth homes are coming from the direction of done. it's called the
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commander's taking us up to a forward observation post. it is a lot closer to separatist positions. we reach the observation post with 3 soldiers stand in the cold. they are nervous until us to keep our voices down because of the enemy is close. in the for sale cup, a little music newsletter is sporadic shooting from both sides because we can't see anything even using the night vision. nathan to loosen them for when we say shooting me. mean shooting is no man's land at no particular target, but it's important to prevent reconnaissance teams taken advantage of the fog and rain visibility 0 or kim political. i recommend you leave this place now. the canteen is small but well stocked. 23 year old rome of joined the ukrainian army, 6 months ago, was trained by the u. kay's royal lancers, as part of nato's mission to defend ukraine against what it says is russian
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aggression. nominal chemistry needs. and we have a lot of things to improve on. the trainers had great combat experience, so we learned a lot from them. i joined the army because of the injustice and our people are forgetting, there's a war going on our country. we are led down into one of the girls sleeping quarters, warm and quiet soldiers, gravel sleep, they can before their shift starts again. the soldier who doesn't want to identify himself. he says he had friends who joined the russian bank separatists, fighting the government, the other than you're doing. i don't think about it. i don't feel anything. i'm a soldier and i have a task to do. regardless whether it's someone i know he's now the enemy. all relations are last reconciliation will take generations. these people have crossed red lines. so what kind of friendly relationship could there now be? early morning the light reveals trees in the foggy gloom. the rain stopped.
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soldiers discussed the nights, events, and plan. looking out across a conflict broken landscape for an enemy with no doubt equal convictions. you say they also have a right to fight charles tripod al jazeera ward una easton ukraine. hello, are you watching al jazeera alive from london still ahead on the program? i live in a life of humiliation. i read it how many protesters block roads in lebanon with no, and then side for the countries financial meltdown left. when can did it, she'll matter. castro, claims victory and the whole doris presidential election. but so does the governing national party and things get a little heated between these 2 british boxers after their long awaited fight is announced for more coming up in sport. ah
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hey there, hope your week soft to a good start. we got a lot of snow come nach f for the alpine region, so that includes switzerland, austria at check republic into southern sections of germany and poland. meantime, a cool blast of air right across the balkan in sarajevo. just a high of 0 on tuesday. sophia bulgaria to degrees, but we've got a swath of snow moving across the country as sophia could pick up about 2 to 5 centimeters of snow. maybe even more as wall coltrane is punching across sad turkey numbers here, weight out of whack. so traps on 24 degrees, but also for the levant, his while bay root at 30, but watches this friends moves across traps on goes from 24 down to 12 degrees and bay route from 30 to 19 after iberia. right now, things mostly set all but temperatures a bit below where they should be this some the year list been just a high of 13,
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northwestern europe. right now. our next storm system swoops in to the republic of ireland and also the united kingdom. so whites and wendy conditions to be expected here on this weather report in africa. right now, we're a switch in one direction. it's going to make a big difference in cairo. you go from 29 on tuesday to just a high of 22 degrees on wednesday. that's it, see soon, ah, a mass pro democracy movement, violent crackdowns assassinations and you impose sanctions, all talk tics in the struggle to consume the 2020 bella routine presidential elections. that shook the country, self proclaimed dictators seat of power. and now new tactics, migrants, people empower, investigates the humanitarian disaster unraveling on europe's borders and asks what's next in the button for bella. bruce on a just eda. when the news breaks,
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