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wet in the south, you can see those heavy downpours that thanks to a low pressure system that's bringing some heavy rain to western areas of cuba with thunderstorms in havana. oh, the weather sponsored by katara. always. a lot of the stories that we cover heidi complex, so it's very important that we make them as understandable as we can as al jazeera correspondence. that's what we strive to do. mm. mm. this is al jazeera, ah, hello, i'm adrian finnegan. this is, but he is, are live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes. the u. s. stefan steps up its commitments in the fight against all mc cron pledging over half a $1000000000.00 to the world health organization and other 8 groups. the desperate
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plea for aid, tens of thousands still without food and water. in the aftermath of the typhoon that hit the philippines took his troubled leer up. rebounds after the latest government moves to trying to strengthen the currency. plus, i'm seen by thrive in eastern per gets done were earlier this year the government seized control of one of the biggest and highest gold mining operations in the world and installed the faith of president makes his case. we need to bring those were loaded up as well in the proposals that are now in the table, i think are going into the direct johnny inferencing. i tells alkies here that holding a world cup every 2 years will benefit all countries. and we begin this news our with the latest on the corona viruses, cases of the arbitron variant such rapidly across the world. the u. s. says that it
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will provide the world health organization, the united nations children's fund, and 5 other global age groups, and additional $580000000.00 to fight cove. at 19, later on tuesday, president joe biden was expected to announce plans to provide 500000000 free, rapid test home kits for americans. it's part of an effort to increase support for hospitals, which have been overwhelmed on the chron cases now account for nearly 3 quarters of all us covet infections. new york has reported a record number of cases 3 day in a road at a state of emergency has been declared in washington, d. c. let's take you live now to the u. s. capital, our white house correspondent. kimberly how could is that for us? let's stop them with this massive investment from the white house into organizations like the world health organization. well, what i can tell you specifically about the president's plan with regard to the actions being taken in the united states is that the u. s. president will be
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revamping what was known as his winter strategy or winter plan due to the micron. very it, what we know is that he is doing a number of things including preparing to deploy of to a 1000 troops. in order to deal with some of the influx that we've seen at hospitals, overwhelmed, were told largely due to unvaccinated patients and states like wisconsin, indiana, and michigan. these terms will have medical expertise. we also know the u. s. president is prepared to tap into the national stockpile. something he will outline in his upcoming speech at 1930 g m t. and as well with regard to that national stock pilot is ventilators that are so much in need, that are to be dispersed around the country. to some of the states that simply don't have the equipment to deal with the rising number of cases as well. what we know is that the u. s. president is set to announce that there will be an increase in the production of test test for covey. thank team,
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he's utilizing the defense production act in order to see that that can be ramped up rapidly. this would be not only at home test, but also testing clinics and hospitals, but the president is expected to make a major case that so much of this would not be needed if people would listen to the please of the federal government and public health officials. asking people to not only get their vaccination fully vaccinated, meaning 2 of the shots of madura, pfizer, or others, but also the booster shot that so many now say is necessary in order to prevent this disease. this is all part of what the president winter arm, but he's announcing as you saying that that of resolutions do yes. that's right. and the major cornerstone of that plan, adrian will be the announcement by the president. that in fact, he will be giving americans the ability to task themselves in order to combat the
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spread of this highly contagious barrier. what we know is that he is prepared to announce there will be a dispensing of 500000000 tasks. this is significant because that is larger than the us population. americans will for the 1st time, be able to get them free of charge. currently, they're highly expensive in the united states and difficult to get, unlike we see in the u. k or europe even. so this is a major shift in the us. the president will be announcing, but if you're watching to see if there will be any locked down in the united states, the president is expected to say that that is not something he will be calling for the white house press secretary, john saki saying, this is not about announcing new locked downs. what this is about is preparing to tell americans that if you are and vaccinated you are highly at risk. a white house correspondent, kimberly how can i brighten early the at the white house in washington? many thanks. kimberly. in the u. k. prime minister boris johnson says,
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but he's looking at all kinds of measures to stop the rapid spread of omicron. at least 12 people have died from that particular variant and admissions to hospital in london, a rising steeply bori challenge. how's the latest from london? rejoice says the daily mail on tuesday morning. christmas is looking safe. ministers defy gloomy scientists, but affects the question safe from was on the con, is ripping through the u. k. in a moment and london is the epicenter so much so that the mayor has declared an emergency situation. but the daily mail is a leading voice on the u. k rights and it shows the relief, particularly amongst the rebellious libertarian wing of the conservative party, that it's freedoms that are being prioritized or johnson said on monday night, we won't hesitate to take action. the problem for some is that it looks very much like the prime minister has hesitated from taking action. his position is that
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while they're still big questions, the onset about the severity of alma crohn, it's too soon to be shutting people up in doors. the cancer position, when those questions are answered and if the answer is a bad, it will be too late to do and think about it and the house service will be swamped . the opposition leader kissed armor whose labor party would have supported new restrictions. if the prime minister had gone for them, says the forest johnson is putting his fractious policy before the public. of course, the spectre of new business and social cubs hasn't gone away. it's just been deferred for another day. christmas may be safe, according to the daily mail, but new year and beyond certainly isn't. south korea has imposed restrictions on gatherings and businesses after a rising curve at 19 infections. helpful because it been warning of an impending crisis. the new measures came into force on monday night. i was just here as, as a big reports, final drink and
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a meal before the new restrictions take effect. restaurants, cafes and bars must now close by 9 pm gatherings, unlimited to 4 people. as long as they are vaccinated, those who are unvaccinated, must dine out alone or order. takeaway. i assume that you will. it's a little disappointing, but if we don't follow the government's policy when cobra 1900 is spreading widely, there will be more damage. so we can help follow the policy then you may just come just weeks after the government is restrictions in a policy called living with cove. it, it's left business, it's worried about the future. you get these restrictions that came with the living with cove and 19 policy, a hide, more people have prepared a lot of ingredients with a hope of doing good business during the year end time. now with a sudden change all the ingredients are left unattended. and i have too many workers, my business is going very badly. the government doesn't really think through. i personally think those small business owners, like myself,
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should gather and protest in front of the presidential office. i hope there will be a big protest so our voices can be delivered directly. but the country is seen as the success case of spotting the warning finds early and controlling the spread of the virus. 80 percent of the population of vaccinated and the government is encouraging people to get boosted jobs. but despite that many businesses a feeling the strain aside, big idea thailand has reimpose. it's mandatory quarantine for incoming travelers due to the spread of the on the chrome varied visitors will have to undergo hotel quarantine which ranges between $7.00 to $10.00 days. last month, the country reopened tourists ending almost 18 months of strict entry policies. thailand so far recorded more than 60 cases of the on a cron. very at one was a local transmission is ill and does postponed its plans to reopen until the end of february in response to the rapid spread of the armstrong variant. it had previously announced that non quarantine travel would reopen for citizens from
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january, and for the foreign tourists. by april, walked on restrictions have been ruled out in australia, even though cobit 19 infections are hitting record daily highs. prime minister scott morrison says that the country needs to move past what he describes as the heavy hand of government. and instead, take a common sense approach to living with the virus. peru has confirmed for new cases of all microns since 1st attempting. the new variant on sunday, like many countries around the world, it's tightening restrictions ahead of the holiday season. officials want more people to get booster shots there. as amyra child re reports. another patient in another stretcher, in another makeshift tent. as the number of those infected with coven 19 continue to rise, health officials are taking drastic steps to prevent a new outbreak. de la, ah, allan dod, the application of the 3rd booster. those will be advanced,
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no longer be necessary to wait 5 months, but only 3. it's done for 2 reasons. first, because it's already been demonstrated. there are several countries such as england and other countries that are already applying this $30.00 off to 3 months. it's absolutely safe, there's no problem. 74 percent of its population has been vaccinated, but officials want to increase that figure to 80 percent by the end of the year. ramona and her people really? yes, it bothers me because i had a meeting with my family and now they say i will no longer be able to drink my beer or dancer anything like that. more than 200000 people have died from corona virus. one of the highest mortality rates in the world, the government is desperate to prevents more deaths, but not every one is convinced than you. meshes will work when they let us all another. it depends on the people how responsible they are with their health and the environment with all the people actually. because the law is made, people do not listen to the law. and even if they say there is a curfew before 11 at night,
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many people my mate. so now the peruvian government is reducing public capacity and shopping centers from 80 to 60 percent, and extending curfew by 2 hours during christmas and new year's eve. another holiday ruined by a pandemic that many hoped would be over by now. a marriage or 3 out there. if you want to troubleshoot you weights, you have to have had a booster shot. it will apply to any one has gone more than mine months since their last job. it also have to quarantine at home for 10 days unless you have a negative p c r test within 72 hours of your arrival here with these on from al serra still to come on the program. 17 people dead in malaysia after one of the worst floods in recent years. thousands of people in argentina marked the 20th anniversary of the great crisis 2 decades later, we look at whether there's been any change and in sport covered 19 is forced to pause in play in the national hockey league and be here with that in the rest of
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the sports little later ah, breaking news out of libya, this are the head of the high national elections commission says that he's dissolving the electoral committees and ending their work. presidential elections were scheduled for december 24th. let's bring it out to zeros malik trainer who's lie for us in that tripoli. so malik, does this mean that the election won't go ahead? yeah, adrian, this is the 1st sign official sign that the elections are weren't, aren't gonna move ahead. i mean, we're just 3 days away from the scheduled nation wide 1st round of presidential elections. but is this a surprise? no, it's not. i mean, we've been talking about for the last couple of weeks or that it is more than likely that these elections will be postpone. and thus, because they were moving ahead, despite
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a constitutional framework agreed upon by the rival, legislative houses, libya currently has 2 legislative houses. they have the parliament that basin eastern libya and they have the high council of state are based here in tripoli. they were meant to agree upon a constitutional framework to hold elections, or that would include who can run for president. what kind of powers as a president have that never really happened? or the international community wanted these presidential elections to move ahead. they painted them as something that would unite the country are, but we, what we saw on the ground is it especially, and his last couple of weeks is that libya has become more divisive, more divided than ever before. our so not a surprise, but yes, this is the 1st sign that the elections aren't moving ahead. or america manufactured it out 0 meg tryna. they're reporting live from tripoli rebels from ethiopia to gray region to say that they've completely pulled back from
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her at a far regions in the north city cry. people's liberation front says it's a strategic withdraw aimed at piece. they want the international community to put pressure on the government to halt its military operations. in t grey al jazeera priyanka good to reports. after weeks of making advances, a significant setback, one that could alter the course of a few p us war. tiguan rebels say the retreating from harrow and i far regions in the north area said they had captured just months ago, which once put them within striking distance from the capital, addis ababa interested? this not interested in squeezing out about again interested in security in just interested in ensuring that the seed was being pulled out is broken ever since prime minister abi amen march to the front
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line to rally his troops against the rebels. the shift in the battle field has been swift and a real offensive with chinese drones and emerald. he weapons have destroyed to grind supply lines. the current, you know, noise with regards to whether it's a strategic retreat or not will inevitably reveal itself. we're still in the final stages of the latest operation. if you recall the operation for national unity in diversity, the aimless to infer that t p l, the forces were cleared out of her and for regions. this is something that the still being undertaken because there's still some elements within certain pop pockets that need to be fuller. fully cleared out. the u. s. this long been pushing for the far as imposed sanctions in response to human rights abuses. during the conflicts we've long urged in human rights abuse and violations and for negotiated resolution to the conflict. so in fact, if we use the movement of to grand forces back into to
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t great that it's something we would welcome it's something we've called for. and we hope it opens the door. i to to broader diplomacy for millions of a few pins facing hunger unstyled ation. a diplomatic end to the conflict couldn't come soon enough. after all to 0. i speak to william davidson who's the senior ethiopia analyst at the national crisis group. he joined just not from cambridge in the u. k. good to have with us again william. so the tpl, i've says that this withdraw from hata and a fall is strategic. it's aimed at piece. what do you make up that web? evidently, the grey forces suffered major setbacks on the battlefield and they've given up on their efforts to impose the transitional government given up on their efforts to try and control the main trade corridor teacher booty. and that's because of this increased drone capacity for the federal government, which damage the supply line. visual report said it's also the popular mobilization
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on the federal i'm. i'm hora side, that's what led to this withdrawal and the rethink by the great leadership. and it's part of doing so they are now explicitly calling presentation a possibility that does also involve a significant shift in negotiating position that no longer saying the territory in west and say great, that was taken over by him har. region need to be returned to take right before talks and say it's that they say that can be part of a piece process. so it does look like an opportunity for negotiation. does it give them the upper hand, at least morally, i mean, with them now, on the back foot, as you say, that they've been squashed by the country's military. if you apply forces hardly likely to stop now or they until they feel that the job is done. any effort by the federal military and the allies from i'm hydro ara try to re ends to take, right. we're probably end up looking like what we saw earlier this year, which of course ended in the withdrawal of the federal military from take right
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after day. softer would battlefield reversals. so absolutely. i think that it's a great leadership and forces are in a week position here, but instead of focusing on those dynamics, we have to focus on what is really rare opportunity for negotiations here. and i think it's important that the federal government respond positively and importantly, international community exerts pressure on all parties to try and cross this opportunity. if it comes down to the negotiations, who will moderate we will have to see how things play out. so the african union has an m boy, the kenyan government has been heavily involved. there is also what we see the u. s . and the e u and the potential for un involvement, often africa and act as regional access. take the lead and the types of processes, but i think we can see that will also be a sort of broad array of international actors who are, who will be involved in any fees versus good story. again, william many thanks to william davis and in cambridge, new you carry turkey,
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lira has recovered some ground after the government introduced measures to ease the currency crisis there. the opposition though says that it's not enough there. calling for immediate elections following the string of reasons, economic problems. president, russia type bird one announced a series of steps including a promise to compensate, say those for losses incurred. he says that exporters will also be protected. is a little more than one. can i get to that? as of our learning is the deposit earnings of the turkish little assets and our people's bank are higher than the exchange rate increase. they will get this return . however, the exchange rate return exceeds the deposit earnings. the difference will be paid directly to our citizens. moreover, this income will be exempt from tax alert. the lira had gained about 30 percent against the u. s. dollar in early trade following a early wants announcement to bolster the currency, but of the moment one u. s. dollar will give you $13.00 oh,
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$7.00 lira turkish banks association said that around $1000000000.00 in savings were converted to lira after those new measures were announced earlier on tuesday. that the lira had been trading at $1150.00 per dollar following the government's new financial initiative. it's been the worst affected currency this year, having lost around 55 percent of its value against the dollar. i was little hesitant there a result because it's hard to pin down but that the actual to the minute value of lira 11 because it's seesawing quite, quite wildly. after those initial games, this is sir russell sada, who reports extensively for us on that turkey. what do you make of this and what the president has done? not everybody's happy about it, particularly some business leaders that present the government on through the couple of months has attempted many times to stop the fluctuations in the turkish liver. and also the u. s. t. values, but it failed so yesterday. prisoner, when came up with a very much radical move off,
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given the guarantees for the deposit simply it means that in case of the loss of the wedding and turkish lira, people citizens, investors are going to be compensated by that b, b according to deal losses. if you're $100.00 lee, right, and if it loses 15 percent, then the government is going to give you extra 15 percent to compensate your well that's, that's quite a gamble on his part. it will if it was wrong at one, and many of the economists here said is not sustainable because it will require more and more turkish lira. and then the shortage officer did, and the central bank nice to provide the mortar clear when there is over to actually, or in the market. then eventually it's going to cost the dramatic loss of the value in the turkish layer as well. and also the opposition or to see that the government is actually given a guarantee of money that it doesn't have. so whether it's, it's right or not, but the government says that this is a temporary solution, is another permanent solution. and definitely,
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edwin is going to face and election in 2023. and just before the election, the government needs to stabilize, the economist seems a part of has it at the very least restored people's confidence in the lira so far we can see that the market and the people are reacting with them with a cautious optimism. so since yesterday, $1000000000.00 had been exchanged from us did of turkish lira. and just a minute ago this, to some of the, the head of textile, our firms water sectors, the food industry is and so on. the said there are ways in their prices and most probably by tomorrow they will come up with the new price. so a decrease in the price, which is quite unusual into contra, seen this as we can see, that actually people and the market is cautiously optimistic about that. out 0 is russell said our reporting life and he fixed the russell tens of thousands of people of mark the 20th anniversary of what's known as argentina's, great crisis in
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2139 people were killed in a crackdown though nationwide. protests and riots after the government imposed measures to ease its large scale debt could exceed 20 years on the situation at argentina is though different. the governments in the midst of negotiations with the instructional military fund to restructure $44000000000.00 that it owes to the global fund al jazeera, to raise a bow reports from one as others. oh, this building housed a disco prior to the cove it pandemic. but the loved down and argentina's, already shaky economy, forced owner. so i can neil to adapt to live. i think if i look at what he has now filled the room with machines used to mine crypto currencies. he's not only doing it for himself, but also for those who want to invest a busy, but i don't, we are good at elac and there what i, when you're in the beginning, it was very complicated and hidden. they sent us an email address and we checked
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the dos valid that there were no phone ups. now everyone wants to do it yet. we rent space and the handling of the machines and we have to separate the funds because of heating energy required to operate. and it's proven a success. neil has expanded establishing mining farms around when a site is there, located in restaurants, and on rooftops with a growing list of clients. crypto currencies have become a way for people in argentina to protect themselves from endless economic crisis that include inflation evaluation and now capital control. this refill currency farms use enormous amount of electricity and their profitable here in argentina. because energy is relatively cheap, if compared to other countries in the region, argentine is trying to recover from the economic effects of lipp, endemic. it's also well to close a 40000000000 debt agreement with the international monetary fund to establish the
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economy. but many fear the medicine could be worse than the deceased. oh yeah, come on. really said no, no. there is no agreement with the i m f without adjustments. said this protest is the beginning of a series of moments. we will do to reject which ever agreement our country and our preston science, the die m f, as in zebra sealant and we're at the for amanda says they're trying to close a deal that won't affect argentina's most vulnerable citizens. he also says an agreement is essential to get the economy out of the read economy. see a deal is necessary to give argentina credibility in international markets in both so pet rent up a little gra. i think the political survival instinct, i believe, will make the government close a deal, argentina macroeconomy and all the problems we face cannot resist on other crisis. the agreements with the i m. f is the only tool the government has to establish the
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economy and generate expectations, which is what the country needs. argentina has had over 20 agreements with the i m f. and people here have gotten used to living in crisis. and that's why they have started to find out turner gives like crypto currency mining that they hope would protect them from the fluctuations and instability of the economy at home. that he said, well, i'll just see that when a site is let's go to whether update his kara hello. they will look to south asian . it's been bitterly cold across northern areas of india. thanks to an intense cold wave that's brought temperatures in the mountains areas down to minus 15 degrees. now that cold weather has pushed further east and to the south. we are expecting some very chilly nights in places like additional and west bengal in days to come. it warms up slightly for the north west and still got foggy conditions around the further south we go. it is dryer. if you showers creeping into coastal areas of
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corolla and edging into sri lanka, but it is going to get rather wet across at north east corner. we got warnings out for possible thunderstorms and lightning in a some, some of those edging in sir bangladesh and was a move across to east asia. it's weather across southern areas of china. wet and windy weather from that typhoon, which downgraded rather rapidly, continuing to effect taiwan well into the weekend. but it's much dry. a pitcher across mainland china. we've got cold air blowing down from the north. that's gonna knock the temperature down in beijing rather dramatically. it'll be rather cloudy here in the days to come, but there's plenty of sunshine to be found in soul and shanghai. the temperature here, sitting in the mid teens with lots of sunshine that she weather update. carry. thank still to come here on the these are concerns of a chinese investment. push thailand's perms for high speed railway off track. well, how much would you pay for an empty canvas will tell you why. it's cost of davis
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museum over $84000.00. and in sport, the action will continue the english premier li, despite a record number of cove at 19 infections. ah, in the country with an abundance of results. and one underneath your firms forming removal to grow and fraud, balance the green economy, blue economy, and the digital economy. with the new job creation law, indonesia is progressively ensuring the policy reform to create quality jobs. invest, let be part when denise is growth and progress. invest in indonesia now cut out one of the fastest growing nations in the world. news wanted cuts out needed to oakland and develop it full international shipping companies to become a key,
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middle east and trade and money skilfully mcdonald, 3 key areas of development who filling up from it. so connecting the world, connecting the future while need. cato castillo's gateway to whoa trade. lou ah, hello, get adrian for the get here and go. how about the news out from al jazeera, the headlines. the u. s. says that it will provide 7 global aid groups, an additional $580000000.00 to fight cubic 19 plates. on tuesday, president bible people in house plans to provide 500000000000 free,
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rapid home test kits for americans. that of the high national election committee and libya says that he's dissolving the electoral commit.


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