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freight but also on the more ability and inspiring story. people trust volunteer to tell them what's happening in their community in a clear and, and by and have an african i couldn't be more proud to be thought of, you know? ah, i know we're all tired and frustrated not to panic. these coming weeks are going to be challenging please, where you're masking public to protect yourself. really get through this. another plea from the u. s. president for americans to get vaccinated, of where mosques to fight soaring corona virus infections across the country. ah, hello, i'm adrian for the good. this is al jazeera alive from dough,
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also coming up the 1st criminal charges for the assassination of haiti's president . a former military officer from columbia appears in court. police fire t, a gas once again is protest is demonstrating against the military. takes the streets in saddam and a new year. but old challenges for maine. we look at the raft of issues facing diplomats of the us. ah, nations across the world are struggling to contain the outbreak of the oma kron variant. the u. s. has become the 1st country to report a 1000000 cases in a single day. those infections though, haven't translated into a large number of deaths, but they are causing major disruption. thousands of schools are pushing back plans to reopen off the holidays. u. s. president joe biden says that the key to beating the outbreak is for the unvaccinated to get bad jobs. it's a similar story in europe, the as reported
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a record 218000 view cases and says that more than a 1000000 people are in self isolation. france too, is reported record numbers of cases, government officials about to an act, a law to block unvaccinated people from hospitality venues. incoming weeks i'll just was john henry begins are coverage. this are from washington dc, with the latest coven variance, soaring to record highs. president joe biden began with a warning, and i'll give it to you straight as i promised you. i always would. we're going to say, as you all have been hearing continued rise in cases. then in his address to the nation, he offered reassurance. if you're vaccinated and boosted, you are highly protected. you know, be concerned about, i'm a crime, but don't be alarmed. the alma crohn variant is surging, setting a single day record with more than a 1000000 new infections over running test centers. leaving many more wondering if
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they too were contagious. the less lethal than previous variance on the crown is more infectious, threatening to overrun hospitals and threatening even children who are largely unvaccinated cove. it in a very short period of time has become one of the leading medical causes of death for children in this country. so i think it's about time that we stopped downplaying the significance of coven for children. the explosive contagion hit hardest in the u. s. his families gathered for the christmas holiday season, cancelling understaffed flights in setting off a wave of vaccine and re masking mandates across the us where positive coven tests have surge from 5 percent to 20 percent. since november, many schools returned from the winter break online only, but here in washington ending new york where positive tests have grown from 3 percent to 33 percent. schools are open for business. new york's mayor insists that
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school is the safest place for children. if you look last year 2020, you witness that the transmission rate was less than one percent inside of school. and how so it was over 15 percent back in washington, president biden ended with a plea for the 35000000 eligible americans who remain and vaccinated. please take advantage of what's available cleese in an asian, where one's view of vaccination can depend on one's political affiliation. it seems certain that that's a plea, that at least for some will fall on deaf ears. john henderson, al jazeera washington. of course, there's a lot more data to consider than just the record. number of new cases in the u. s. is come all santa maria with a look at some of the numbers behind that headline. a 1000000 coven tases in one days of the a huge issue for the united states. but there is
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a little more nuance and even some slightly good news when you go behind the numbers. so let's start with this, the 1st chart we've got from our world and data. this is looking at cumulative cases of covered 90, not daily tases. this is, everything has been over the pandemic up the top. there we are now looking at $55000000.00 plus cases of covert throughout the pandemic. so if you're getting 1000000 of those cases in one day, in a pandemic, that's the last 2 years. that is clearly a huge issue. the good news, though, if i can use that phrase, is the death, right? it's not going up. certainly not the highs that we saw there. this was a year ago when there were around 3 and a half 1000 deaths a day. at this point, we're now down to about 1200 a day, which is still a lot. but as you can see from the trend, there it is quite erratic to was the end, but it's not going up at any great rate. the big concern is probably when we're talking about infection numbers is the positivity right. them explain it this way. this graph shows covered tests per $1000.00 people. that's the metric we're using.
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now this shows that there are 4 out of every $1000.00 people being test at a rate of 4 tests per $1000.00 people. now again, look at the end of the graph. it's not going up, there is no massive increase in testing numbers. and we know there is a problem with testing kit availability in the united states at the testing, staying at the same sort of level 4 out of a 1000. but look at the positivity rate. this is the number of cases or the percentage of cases that are positive out of each test. now, down here it was at around 5 percent. this is only be a couple of months ago. it is now at 22 percent. 22 percent positivity rate amongst tests in america. that is all micron at work that more transmissible contagious variant. the 2nd chinese city has been put in a total lockdown after reports of new current of ours cases. you joe, as
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a city of more than a 1000000 in central hannon province, the restrictions of civil as those imposed for the past 2 weeks in the industrial hub of she, anne, 4 days residence there have been complaining about food shortages officials rushing to contain even small outbreaks with the winter olympics and beijing now less than a month away showing in single night social work major haul 0 cases in communities means a future situation where all new infections are found among close contacts, who are already in quarantine, to achieve 0 cases in communities is to create good conditions for an extent to gradually downgrading virus. curbs says, i feel for the 1st time in 3 months, hong kong has found a case of corona virus that it hasn't been able to trace. this could mean that there are more cases in the community going undetected. health officials of wanting the latest infection is likely to be the omicron variant, hong kong leader, kerry lam recently pushed back plans for more restrictions. let's go live. not on
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kong. brit credit is there for us brit. tell us more about this case of the implications of it. well, this all started when they cathy pacific crew member tested positive on day 3 of their isolation. now they're not meant to leave their homes for any reason, except for essential reasons going to the supermarket and such, but this person left to go to a restaurant. others at the restaurant, subsequently also tested positive. but the big worry with this other case, this mystery case there, calling it that arose today is that it can't be linked to that rest rather restaurant cluster at moon palace in festival walk. so there are concerns that perhaps there is a silent chain of transmission in the community that can't be accounted for. there is also being a $2500.00 passenger cruise ship that had to return to port after 9 people on board were found to be positive with corona virus. now around 70 percent of the hong kong
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population is vaccinated, but populate a vaccination levels among the elderly population remain at quite sluggish. the hong kong government had planned to introduce new measures next month, but chinese, new year is just 3 weeks away and people will be gathering for festivities. now. hong kong like mainland china has been chasing cove id 0. 213 people here have tested, have died from cove. it that is relatively low compared to other major cities in the world. every person who comes in unless they have a special exemption needs to quarantined at a hotel for 3 weeks or a quarantine camp too. and all close contacts need to quarantine in a quarantine camp as well. there is a questions over whether there would be enough room in these quarantined camps to accommodate if there were to be a sudden dramatic surgeon cases here in hong kong. though you're at the airport, it looks pretty quiet that what impact is that the virus having on travel to and
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from all right, it is a complete ghost town here. i have to say, i haven't seen this in that many years that i've lived in hong kong, and that is because of this 3 week quarantine restrictions. it is extremely hot for people to get back into hong kong. you could only come into hong kong unless you have a special, a business exemption or unless you are a resident. so as of to say it is extremely different here and hong kong airport. and that is because of these strict quarantine requirements. he used to be one of the busiest airport in the world. it's one of the transit hubs, but at that has certainly changed and with no clear and inside expression. with his new measures aimed at stamping out on the cron. returning reporting live from hong kong. britney. thanks a did. south korea's military says the north has fired an unidentified projectile. launch happened off north korea's east coast. last week, north korea's leader kim jong own vowed to continue building up his country's
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military capabilities. the main suspects of the killing of haiti's president juvenile moisture has appeared in u. s. federal court for the 1st time, 43 year old former columbian military officer, maria palazzios, was extradited from panama. he's the 1st to face criminal charges in the july murder, which triggered a political crisis in the caribbean nation haitian authorities of arrested dozens of others, but none husband formerly charged al jazeera mike. hannah has more for washington, dc, on the case against mario palazzios. but he has now been formally charged in miami federal court having been brought in by f. b. i. agents from panama, which is where he was arrested while boarding a flight. it is reported to jamaica. now he is a sum of one of some, 2 dozen former colombian commandoes who were employed by
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a miami security firm earlier last year, c t u security. they would then deployed to haiti initially it is said as a personal protection group, there to protect political figures within haiti. however, it does appear according to prosecutors that this then moved into basically what became an assassination squad and palacio is set to be one of the 5 members who actually entered the compound of the then haitian president opened on boise and assassinated him on july. the 7th, 3 of the others were with him, were killed during that operation. there are another 18 it is believed, fill in detention within haiti, they have not faced any form of charges. so obviously a lot of questions for mario palostio in terms of exactly what happened, who was responsible for the actual killing of the haitian president. and very importantly, who was the brains behind this whole operation?
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now, many had insisted that the u. s. was in some way involved, but the fact that the u. s. has now brought its 1st prosecution in connection with the case a very important detail indeed f b i. agents have been assisting the haitian police for a large period of time. now, in the inquiry into the assassination, but this particular arrest, this particular case may cost more light on all the events that happened back in july last year. the un security council is calling on saddam's generals and protest leaders to sit down and talk as demonstrations. continue against military rule officers. anders chappelle reports thousands, ignore a ban on protests and choose to hit the streets. anyway, it's been 2 days since the prime minister stepped down. please hold the resignation of handle and not affect opposition. what is built on falsehoods will remain wrong,
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and the case from the very beginning was wrong. the demands of the protest movement is still united and were holding the flag of the resistance committee in different locations, sects, and cultures. there's been protest like this since october's military takeover when prime minister abdullah hm. doc was sacked then reinstated a few weeks later. oh, come on. good cinnamon, leukemia. this is one episode of many previous approaches that all condemned the military code. we're trying to continue the course of evolution and achieve complete civilian rule, right? those are the people's demands. anyway. fewer bridges were closed ahead of tuesdays . protests and protesters weren't cut off from the internet. a slightly escalation and a cycle of violence that's claimed around 60 lives in the past 3 months. the un security council has told out 0, it may soon take up the issue a, we are very concerned about that, about dead, the violence used against peaceful demonstrators. we have taken out this of
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a ham ducks a resignation and but we still woods and continued to encourage the military and the civilian and leaders over over at saddam and to, to, to get together and to find a way forward. the civilian prime minister step down because he said he was unable to bring people together to agree a path forward. and it still remains unclear who will enter chappelle al jazeera. so come here on al jazeera in canada, a landmark deal between some members of the indigenous community with
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hello there. thanks for joining in. here's your headlines for the americas. we get into a bit of a break for western canada the pacific northwest before next storm system swoops and locked into that deep cold. across the canadian prairies and the northern plains, a shield of snow is cutting across the great lakes. toronto's got a high one, but look at the winfield associated with this. i think we'll look for gus anywhere from about 60 plus kilometers per hour, southerly search to the eastern seaboard of the u. s. so that's popped up temperatures. new york 8 degrees d c at 6 to melt some of that record breaking so that you saw, as we had further towards the south, also tapping into a bit of a southerly flow here. so temperature in houston at $23.00, we've now dropped at that freeze alert for the houston area over to the west. some snow through the sierra nevada into the rockies. denver has got a high 7 degrees and still some instability hanging around the bahamas western eastern portions of cuba dragging into the yucatan peninsula. and as we head toward honduras as well, on wednesday,
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lot of storms bubbling up through the amazon base and pretty much as well from brazil, yet rio de janeiro sao paulo rate into flor an awful is in the zone. we could see anywhere from about 50 to 100 millimeters of rain and the beauty of a day and santiago with a height of 32 degrees on wednesday. ah gotcha. one of the fastest growing nations in the world while need needed to oakland and develop it whole international shipping company to become a middle east and trade and wanting skillfully knocked down 3 key areas of develop who filling up from it. so connecting the world connecting the future while the cato castillo's gateway to whoa trade. lou
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ah, hello again. this is al jazeera, that's roger the main used the saw, the u. s. a set of new global record with over a 1000000 new curve at 19 cases registered in one day. the huge jump su in part 2, delays and reporting over the new year weekend. but the u. s. in an average of 480000 daily infections over the past week. you joe has become the 2nd china soup chinese city to be put into total lockdown to reports of you karone of ours cases. the restrictions are similar to those opposed for past 2 weeks in the industrial hub of she, an main suspect to the killing of haiti's presidents. juvenile wizard has appeared in u. s. federal court for the 1st time, $4030.00,
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former columbia military officer mario palacios, was extradited from panama at the united nations in new york, diplomats of facing what could be another challenging year from somalia to me and law. 2022 looks likely to present many challenges to peace and security. i was here as diplomatic as a james base looks at what lies ahead. on the 1st official day of business at the united nations this year, the new members of the security council present their flags, albania, brazil, gabon, ghana, and the united arab emirates will be part of the 50 member body for the next 2 years. but they join us international peace and security, which the counsel is supposed to maintain is under great threat. in almost all the countries, the counsel focuses on from afghanistan to saddam, from libya, to molly, from somalia, to be unmarked. things are going backwards. veteran diplomat, mona jewel, the ambassador of norway is president of the security council this month. i
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certainly think that that, that it is quite blake, but as i said, we have to be optimistic. it is possible to ford dialogue and to bring people to the table. but we know it costs a lot, it requires a lot of resources and it requires not lease a unity in the security council. but the problem is that the security council is increasingly divided, and those divisions center on the most powerful members those that can veto any action. the permanent 5 tension persists between the u. s. its allies and china, particularly over taiwan. and despite a recent telephone conversation between president putin and president biden, mistrust is growing between the u. s. and russia. with some in the us intelligence community, predicting and invasion of ukraine could be imminent. the un secretary general
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antonio terrace is starting his 2nd 5 year term and the job this week. the world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the future being tested by deepening poverty and worsening inequality. by an, an equal distribution of coffee vaccines by climate commitments that for short and but ongoing conflict division and museum formation. the secretary general has been criticized by some for being too cautious, reluctant to speak out, particularly on human rights issues. but his supporters say a secretary gentle coney achieve things if he has the full backing of the permanent members of the security council and their division right now leaves him walking a tightrope. james space out, his era at the united nations caught in canada as ordered iran to pay $84000000.00 to the families of those killed in the dining of a plane. in 2020, it runs military shot down a ukrainian passenger plane,
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killing all 176 people on board. many of those on board or canadian citizens or had residency in canada. it runs and offences have been on high alert days after the u . s. assassinated iran top general class on such sum of money. mark arnold is a lawyer representing 6 families whose relatives were killed. he says the ruling evoked mixed emotions. iraq is under canadian law, designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. the evidence we gathered proved that this was an intentional terrorist and we carry a superior court of justice accepted and made a ruling confirming that it was an intentional classic terrorism. yesterday's ruling provided us the families for $65.00 families. i'm asking for representing 6, provided them with a compensation decision and the amount of $107000000.00 canadian dollars
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that included a $100000000.00, punitive or punishment award, significant and unprecedented canadian jurisprudence. our reaction was miss. i was certainly quite sad. my clients were sad, nothing to bring back their families, and this is not a money case per se, but they were also delighted that for the 1st time in this case, justice has been done. busy in this private law claim by a judge or be on terry a superior court of justice. so mixed emotions are substantial rainy and assets in canada and worldwide. and. busy we have embark upon a process collection, otherwise no one has execution. we're going after all radiant assets worldwide, including in canada that we can get our hands in. canada will pay just over $30000000000.00 in compensation to members of the indigenous community who had
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taken from their families when they were children and put in a state cap. the money will go to the families effective in the last 3 decades. cash will also help to reform the child welfare system has been anger over the poor quality of care given to indigenous children, jody vance as more from vancouver. it is monumental on the pathway to reform and certainly the history here is epic for 1st nations people and for the federal government in canada. almost 15 years in the making is this agreement in principle . and if it does come together will be the largest of its kind in canadian history, $40000000000.00 and compensation for mist wrongdoings and discriminatory practices within the child's welfare system. with 1st nations, children, children taken from their family homes, from reserves, and in spaces in places around the yukon. and now compensation will be given
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20000000000 for potentially hundreds of thousands of 1st nations, families and children who are removed from their home. but did not get access to services that delayed in receiving necessary and human rights services. as mentioned, that human rights tribunal was almost 15 years ago that identified the discriminatory practices. and that compensation was required. another 20000000000 over the next 5 years put in place to reform that very system. now you may or may not remember back in september as recently as september, the canadian federal government was fighting in court against compensation. the government saying that they were looking for the right number, police and castanan of use tear gas and stung grenades against protests as who are angry to rise in the price of fuel. was to close on twitter, president cassim, jamal took, i have, has accepted the resignation of the government, declared a state of emergency in 2 regions and imposed on overnight curfew demonstrations of
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spread to the largest city of almighty. after starting 2 days ago in the town of chosen when fuel costs 1st spiked according to local media, several protest as have been detained. bobo internet has been jack. opec pluses agreed to continue to boost oil output by some 400000 barrels a day. though producing group and allies, led by russia, took the decision of beating in vienna to put it into context for, for the pandemic. the world was consuming $99700000.00 barrels of oil per day that both want to $90000000.00 per day in 2020, and is believed to have reached 96500000 last year. opec is predicting that demand will exceed pre pandemic levels of reach $108.00 at $100800000.00 barrels per day. in 2022 out of the restore dawson jibari reports from vienna. this was
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a virtual meeting held by the 13 opec members plus 10 other countries including russia. and they've taken this decision to continue to increase opec's output as they did last july, following the huge slash that they took in at 2020. as a result of the pandemic, opec decided in 2020, that to add they will cuts output by $10000000.00 barrels of oil per day. now as of july, they've decided that they're going to slowly start to bring that number back up to make up for that deficits. they're hoping by september of this year, they will be going back to free pandemic levels of production. this is important because of course, opec provides 40 just over 40 percent of the world's oil supply. and this meeting today was just another reiteration of their position that they will continue to increase production of 4 of $400000.00 barrels of oil per day. for the month of february,
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and that will continue monthly until they meet again at their next meeting will be next month. again. lawyers for britain's prince. andrew of asked to new york court to dismiss as sexual abuse case against her. the junior, jeffrey was says that she was forced to have sex with andrew when he was 17 years. she was 17 years old and i've not been trafficked by convicted sex offender. jeffrey epstein, the princess lawyers say that she signed a deal with epstein that prevents her from showing him just such a decide soon with the case. we'll go ahead chris from salumi reports from new york lawyers for prince. andrew attempted to get the lawsuit against him, thrown out based on document in a civil suit between job free and jeffrey abstain. that was come to back in 2009. in that agreement, he epstein agreed to pay to fray a half $1000000.00. and in exchange,
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she agreed not to pursue charges against any other quote potential defendants in the case. so lawyers for the prince has argued that that means she can't sue him, but her lawyers push back against that, saying that the agreement does not apply. in this case, because that was in a different court jurisdiction in florida in a state course. the judge, hearing the arguments, actually pushed back very strongly against the defense prince andrew's attorneys, and offered another argument pointing to another clause in the agreement which said that any other person was barred from using that agreement. in another court case and see this suggests that he thought prince andrew perhaps could not use this agreement to get the case thrown out. so it's all very technical legal, procedural arguments. at the end of the day,
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the judge said he would make his decision very soon, and this decision will determine whether or not the case proceeds to an actual trial. so if you could check companies at any time just by heading to the website, plenty of news video and comments at paradox. ah, it is good to have with us. hello adrian. so they can hear it though. how the headlines on sarah, the u. s. a says, a new global record, with more than a 1000000 new coven 19 cases registered in one day. the huge jump is due in part to delays and reporting over the new year weekend. but the u. s. a seen an average of 480000 daily infections over the past week. so 35000000 people not vaccinated.

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