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will spray you can use that to justify stripping away basic civil liberties. the listening post examined the vested interest behind the content you consume on al jazeera. ah, australia revokes another dock, vicious visa for a 2nd time the tennis, darnell faces deportation. ah, american vanelle, this is al jazeera live from dough ha. also coming up. more bodies, more problems for the british prime minister, with reports of several illegal gatherings held at his offices during locked up on the rise in you covered 19 cases in india as concerns grow about a religious gathering,
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involving hundreds of thousands of people and running out of time argentina tries to strike a deal with international members ahead of march deadline. we speak to the economy minister. ah, an emergency call session will be held off to australia, cancel tennis dial, no joke of which is visa again, just 3 days out from the start of the australian open championship. it is the latest development in the dispute between the world number one tennis player and the government about his vaccine exemption to enter the country. australia's immigration minister revoked his visa on health grounds. australian prime minister scott morrison released a statement saying, i understand that following careful consideration, action has been taken by the minister to cancel mr. jock of it's visa, held on health and good order grounds on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so. and he added astray lands,
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have made many sacrifices during this pandemic, and they rightly expect the result of those sacrifices to be protected. sarah clocks followed developments from brisbin. this is yet another twist in his ongoing visa stash between no joke of ich and yesterday in government on friday at about 6 p. m. local time will certainly in melbourne. the federal government will certainly the immigration minister announced that he was going to revoke this visa. it's visa for 2nd time. now. should not the timing of this? we had the court ruling on monday. that noted, had the court really on monday that i returned, i should say, the federal government's initial cancellation of the visa and on fraud i 4 days later we have the federal government, intervening again. and other minister alex hooked uses ministerial discretionary powers to intervene. and he said he made this decision on the grounds of public health. he said that john, which opposed a risk to the australian community, the government last week. and certainly the strength border forces noticed that he
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didn't meet the criteria for entry. and of course, he'd been given the exemption to travel and plainly astray and open by tennis australia and the victorian government and not long before. so it's another turn we do expect novick jacqowitz's team is legal team to appeal this decision yet again. and it's yet another twist in ongoing saga, just days before the australian open begins. weston, sidney university's david rowe says it's been an extraordinarily sensitive issue with debate within the government about who makes the ultimate coal being complete confusion here as to who actually has jurisdiction. so scott morrison, the prime minister said only a few days ago that the decision was essentially in the hands of the victorian state government. now the last are heard, state governments don't control national borders, but it seems to be that was the arrangement time within a day or so that has changed. and so the federal government is kind of said,
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no, we control the board. and so there's been a real confusion, tennis australia is a sports organization. it doesn't control borders, but obviously it has considerable power because there are very many grand signs in 10 years. and australia is very key to keep hold of the one that it has over 4 grand slams. so it's been an extraordinary sensitive issue as essentially a political issue. you go the whole question of the position of sport in australian culture. that's obviously very powerful. but also you've got the questions, read chrissy in terms of the treatment of its citizens. ok. prime minister bars. johnson's government is accused of holding more room breaking parties during
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current of hours locked down. a telegraph newspaper reported about 30 staff attended to separate events inside downing street. the prime minister's office and its product garden events were held on the eve of the funeral for prince philip, the queen's husband. let's bring a ne vodka who is in london name. what more do we know about these gatherings? well, we know certainly that the rich latest revelations are not looking very good for the prime minister, or indeed those over the past few days of riley to round bars. johnson to limit the damage caused by his admission and apology on wednesday that he had attended a party of his own in the back garden of number 10 downing street in may of 2020, a pitcher. the scene though that it's april. the 16th 2021 a warm evening, at least 30 downing street staff gathered behind the doors of downing street we, we believe in the basement. in fact,
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there was dancing and drinking according to the reports of the telegraph newspaper . that same report suggesting that at least one official was packed off with the suitcase down to a nearby supermarket to get some supplies to allow the posse to continue. oh, there has been no of full statements as it were former downing straits. they haven't denied that this has taken place. that has, however, been an apology from james slack. he was the senior communications or official at the time who's leaving party. it was, he now has a job as deputy editor in chief at the sun newspaper. he said that it was most certainly bad timing. the response from the opposition has been quick and critical . we go, angela rayner, the deputy leader of the labor party, saying that she stunned into silence about the level of discipline at number 10. no suggestion of boys johnson was there. we believe that he was at his country residence at checkers at the time,
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but essentially he is the boss of all of these staff members. and the question is, should he now also be held to account for what's going on then? now how is this one could play out. 7 5 for the prime minister and for the conservative party momentum is growing within the conservative party. the number of voices who are critical of forest johnston seems to be growing by the day. some of them already tabling letters of no confidence to the $922.00 committee. that's a committee of juno bank bench m p 's. if 15 percent of conservative m p 's table, those letters that he could well kick off a leadership context. we're way off that the moment because we're launched a waiting for the conclusion of an inquiry into breaches of coven rules not only at number time, but in other departments. other offices across a y full as well. that's being led by senior civil servant, sue gray. and this is likely to concludes reasonably say, we're not entirely sure,
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but within the coming day. but all of that, of course, had raised questions as to why london's metropolitan police isn't directly investigating this as well. instead that holding off waiting for the results of this inquiry to see whether any criminality had taken place, only then will they decide whether they want to take this further. all of this, apparently after consultations with the cabinet office itself, mounting pressure though, that for the met police police to do a little bit more to bring those who have broken rules where the rest of the country was falling them to account. and the vanka in london, thank you. the number of new calls 19 infections in india has risen to more than 260000. in the past 24 hours, driven by the army con variant that says hundreds of thousands of hindu pilgrims gather for a religious festival. their affairs, the gathering could be
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a so called super spread or event happening, metallic reports. oh housings of hindu devotees, had thrown to the banks of the ganges for the and with dipping the river. the week long pilgrimage has continued despite cool, with 900 cases surging throughout the country for who now go to plenty. the holy water the was brought and sprayed on the water. we practice so sure to still sing and batches of only 50 people out aloud at his calendar. we also use drones to sanitize the police people across india, celebrating various festivals and make tight restrictions. the largest of these is in west being gold, but only vaccinated. pilgrims are allowed. jesting camps are open, even as public places and schools have closed. despite these measures, new coven 19 cases in the state are breaking audio records. hospital admissions in india, however, have remained relatively low in the country's largest coven. 19 facility in new delhi, most beds are empty, and not many patients are on
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a ventilator. we have enough oxygen, we have enough. i schubert, we have enough medicine and we have all the infrastructure in the same time, you know, also drained our doctors, nurses and better medics technician to how to deal with the increasing number. so this time we are better prepared than the 2nd of you. authorities expect the omicron fuel search to strain resources, but are taking steps to address the impact they are now advising, asymptomatic contacts of cobra. 19 patients to avoid testing and quarantine at home . what the advisory signifies. it is a degree of pragmatism, and i understand this is a relatively short term thing. it's not that that it's giving up on testing. it's a short drawn thing for the simple reason that the number of off of is incremented context assault known was that it's simply it simply restricted, the highest groups authorities will soon decide on extending the ban on the
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election value in the capital, new delhi. when you cases peak to an all time high, there will be another we can cough you public health at hotmail on that on even restrictions. good back file. if it has continued despite the currently, even a small percentage of new hospital admission could, over when perhaps jefferson, bobby mcclure, al jazeera new delhi, china is facing a test of its so called 0 coven policy ahead of the beijing winter olympics in february. and a by city of tangerine is under restrict locked on 41 locally transmitted on the con cases reported on thursday. travel in and out of the area has been severely restricted their fairs. the outbreak could disrupt the winter games. and also the lunar new year's celebrations next month, still had on al jazeera, russ's foreign minister warns moscow's referred to acts if red lines on ukraine are broken. and the man who assassinated us presidential candidate robert kennedy,
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more than 50 years ago, is denied parole. my california governor ah, ah, look forward to brighter skies the winter sponsored my cattle airways. however, we got more snow in the forecast for japan over the next couple of day. saturday doesn't look too bad there. but as we go on into our next week, significant snowfall coming through. we go with a stiff northwesterly, wind driving in across the sea of japan. it's going to be a bright day, a breezy day, and still a few wintry flowers coming through here. make the most of it. that's the good day . because we have got this next bank of snow sliding out of north eastern china, rolling in across the siege. pamela see effect snow setting in for a good part of our honju and also into arcada. come the end of next week. we are
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looking at maybe another meter of snow or to what we've already seen recently. so that will cause for the problems behind that generally dry and fi, crisp sunshine coming through southern parts of china. we'll see some heavy rain and we have seen heavy rain recently into the northeast of india. that's in the process of pulling out of the way, moving across bangladesh, into what myanmar will thessaly what wants to sets him once again with some showers just driving the way down towards under the dash and into tom. another for the northern plains of india is 10 ri, dry and fine at the moment that said we have got that cold rare coming in with some fog. you deliberate the high of 16 degrees? oh the weather sponsored by casara always. my name is bonnie but now i have always thought of yoga is part of my indian heritage. i understand it to be about transformation. the job itself seems to be transforming. western mentality
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is, is a lot about this and that's very different eastern tradition and what yoga was originally, yoga should belong to everyone. but i'm afraid that simple truth is getting lost in a world that so commercialized buddhism owns yoga on l. g, as in lieu awe watching all 0 reminder about hot stories. the cell australia is immigration minister has canceled tennis down. another job which is visa, just days ahead of the australian open emergency. causation is due to head a case you can government officials have been accused of holding another 2 parties . stuart corona, virus lockdown, prime minister,
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apologized on wednesday for attending a separate event. indeed, daily corona virus infections have risen to more than 264002 the last 24 hours. driven by the only called buried comes as hundreds of thousands of hindu pilgrims gathered for a religious festival in northern india. the e u has condemned a cyber attack on ukraine's government and is called an emergency meeting to respond hackers, targeted websites for the ministry of foreign affairs and other agencies. no. okay . yet who is behind? it's bob. the foreign ministry says there's been a long record of russian cyber attacks in the past. has been recent tension after moscow sent troops to its board with ukraine. russia's foreign minister, so guy level of says his country is prepared to respond. if western nations reject moscow's security proposals, he wants to be have the in writing to demands, including limits to nato expansion, several rounds of talks to ease the crisis in east and ukraine have been taking
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place this week. but the most volatile is, i've spoken to. we have talked about the fact that such an approach is acceptable and we cannot approve of such were union literal interpretation of security guarantees. so we expect a response from our colleagues in writing, just like we did because we have submitted our proposals in writing and will continue working to be prepared for any kind of developments. you're convinced that if there's google and if there is will compromise. one can always find mutual acceptable solutions. jabari has more for moscow. russia's patience with actions as the west is done, basically. it's run out. it's come to an end. he said, that's all communications channel with the you are now closed, very strong words from the foreign minister. he also said that russia believes that nato and the us will use, will build up troops alongside its borders in the coming months and use the
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tensions with ukraine. as an excuse to do so, the foreign minister said, that's really, they're just waiting for a response from nato about their proposal, and that they will not wait forever. the russians have made it very clear that they will decide when the time is right for them to take action, and that they will not indefinitely wait for a response. in the meantime, we've also heard from the spokesperson of president vladimir putin on thursday, who also highlighted the fact that this week has really not been as successful once in terms of coming to any kind of a resolution about where to go forward. from this point, of course, the russian position is that the troops, they have alongside the border with ukraine carrying out to exercise as is well within their rights. and that they have reasons to believe that they need to be very much on top of their own security, and that they don't want nato to expand. and also artificially expand was the word
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that, that the foreign minister use in reference to not only ukraine joining the 30 member alliance, but also he said that the united states is enticing scandinavian countries to join nato. and that is something that russia will not tolerate. north korea has testified. another missile of the u. s. called the new sanctions, the 3rd law this month and the 6th since september, the government defended the tests as a legitimate right self defense and warned of a stronger reaction of more sanctions are imposed. queen elizabeth has stripped her son, prince andrew, of all military and royal titles. it comes a day off for a judge in the u. s. rule the civil law suit accusing him of sexual abuse, can continue the genie as you fray picture here with the prince says she was forced air effects with him and other men. when she was 17 years old, buckingham palace says prince andrew will defend the case as a private citizen. jenny bond is a u. k. royal commentator, she says,
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prince andrew reputation will not recover whatever the outcome of the trial. what we're seeing here is the institution of monarchy acting quite quickly, quite ruthlessly. one might say, certainly, brutally to protect itself. the queen decided that enough was enough last few weeks it months of been dominated by leer. it headlines about the duke of york, all the other work. the members of the royal family doing seems not to get a noticed and it could not go on any longer. so she moved to protect the monarchy by doing something which very hard for any mother to do, which is permanently sac and publicly humiliate her son. this is going to rumble on and on. and the duke may have to give quite embarrassing evidence, maybe submit himself to what probably now submit himself to 7 hours of a detail legal cross examination. and i just think that the queen felt that and,
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and the duke of cambridge and the her and prince charles, all of the key members of the monarchy, felt that they had to protect the institution and cut andrew loose. his patronage is and his military titles all being handed out at mediately to other members of the family. it couldn't go on because the military themselves were making very loud noises about how they didn't want this, this toxic person to be their honory colonel in chief, a 150 a veterans military veterans wrote to the queen herself and said, we don't want him any more you must strip him and i think that forced the queen's hand and now there is no coming back for the duke is going to continue to defend himself as a private citizen. that doesn't really wash with me. i don't think it'll wash with the public either. he remains a member of the earth and he remains the queen's son. and i think they're hoping that the institution won't be tainted by his toxicity. but nevertheless, the,
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the case is going to get an enormous publicity. he protests his innocent, he may well be in his, but i'm afraid his reputation is shredded. i think 9 people have been killed and several others injured in easton, india. after 12 coaches of a train derailed, the train crashed and westbank, all dozens of people are being treated in hospital un secretary general says it's a race against time for afghanistan with cold temperatures and frozen assets forming a lethal combination. antonio with iris reiterated that the world is not doing enough to address the crisis their head of talks between the you and humanitarian chief. and you, a secretary of state and nip lincoln, our diplomatic editor james bays, rewards from un headquarters in new york. the u. n. is appealed for more than $5000000000.00 to prevent about $9000000.00 people from starving in afghanistan. the situation could get even worse if there's
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a complete collapse of the financial system in the country. and that's why the un secretary general antonio terrace has asked his humanitarian chief martin griffith, along with the head of the international committee of the red cross. peter morrow, to reach out to the u. s. secretary of state antony blinkin. they'll be meeting virtually in the coming hours to deal with what the secretary general calls a race against time. you have afghans on the verge of death and talk a concrete death on the ground because of hunger because of disease and because of lack of assistance. so it's absolutely essential to avoid the collapse of the economy and so that we need to inject liquidity, the economy. what does the us need to do? and what moral duty to this, does it have to prevent the breakdown of the financial system in afghanistan? and i think the west has an a very important role to play because a most of the financial system in the world operate in dollars. and obviously there
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is a meaningful volume of funds that are frozen in the united states . and indeed, several other countries in the world, but the way to apply them in a way that is not diverted, but really serves the interest of the african people is something in which we are working guards to make sure that all the necessary guarantees are provided. thank you. one high level you an official has told me that they believe the u. s. is beginning to realize it must change its position and find a way to unlock some of the funds which are currently frozen, bought the americans remain adamant that none of the money must go to the government of afghanistan. which of course is now the taliban. argentina is trying to work out a deal with the international monetary fund in a bit to avoid economic collapse. the government has until march to restructure billions of dollars in debt sloan to it. by the i m. f in 2018. theresa both spoke
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to its economy minister, modern goodman, about progress made in negotiations. the idea tina is struggling to stabilize the economy after years of financial instability. poverty rates are over 40 percent and inflation close to 15. in 2018, the m f granted argentina and economic bailout to form a precedent feel motley. it was the largest known in the funds history, $57000000.00 for more than a year. the government and the i m. f had been in tough talks, hoping to avoid a potential default of the loan algebra met with economy minister, mapping of men who explained the current situation. it is a historic negotiation and the will to, to a large extent determine the face that the m. f. will have in the next few years in a war that is full of problems in
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a word that is evolving and in which more collateral listen, needs to evolve. and m f also needs to revolve. why the negotiation so difficult? i mean, i didn't have to pay this year. $19000000000.00. i mean, what are the discrepancies was versus difficult because of the size of the loan? because of what happens before, you know, in 2018, there was a loan that many, many so as a political loan, as the support defense move production institution to a government. so that the government could win the elections. and that created a lot of anti ity. it created many problems on the economic problem that was implemented in not work. there's big differences between members of the i m f of those will support what origin tina is proposing and, and don't what is origin tina proposing. what we're proposing is, if you scope past that in our view, we'll have urgent dina, not only to give continuity to the met, recovering the short term,
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but it will also help us to have a more dynamic market economy and economy that bills comp, dynamic, competitive advantage is it has more a creation of value that a has more public infrastructure and has better capacity to invest in science in technological developments. our view is that the kind of fiscal path that the i m f is proposing would bring troubles. there are differences day math once a faster bus of fisco, faster fiscal conciliation than what argentina's proposing. and we think that will affect the, the recovery in the short term, but also the capacity of the economy to grow in the medium a long term. i think if you are for an investor and you are outside of argentina and you look at the economy here and you say it's
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a country that has had over 20 programs with the many of which have had paled a country with capital controls with inflation. what would you say to them to say that this time is going to be different? so there is only upside. the economy is growing. there are investment opportunities, investment as they said, we have grown by 35 percent this year. and actually there is foreign direct investment today in important sectors of our economy, especially in sectors associated with, with natural resources and then get industrialize. our indiana is now on the right path. no. 6 i didn't, tina has a history of endless economic troubles that have often ended with payment crisis to the i. m f. in march. argentina will have to pay around $2900000000.00. that's why an agreement is crucial to prevent that country default once again. that is, i will, i just see the site if dozens of journalists and activists, and el salvador have reportedly been subject to phone hawks by the government
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research from an internet watchdog says many of those targeted works for the independent. you thought i'll follow. the outlet was reporting on a ledge deals between the government and street gangs of the time. i'll salvador government proportionately use the israeli pegasus spying program. however, the government has denied responsibility. california governor governor new soon has denied parole for the man who assassinated us presidential candidates, robert kennedy sir hunter hon. a palestinian refugee has been serving a last sentence for the 1968, killing bob reynolds reports from los angeles. the man convicted of killing robert f. kennedy. more than 50 years ago will remain behind bars. california governor gavin newsome rejected parole for sir, han b. sharice your hon. a palestinian immigrant found guilty of assassinating kennedy . in 1968 kennedy was a democratic us senator and younger brother of the assassinated president john f.
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kennedy. he was running for the democratic party nomination for president and had just celebrated winning the crucial california primary at a rally at the ambassador hotel in los angeles. i thanked to all of you and i went on to chicago and like when as kennedy and his entourage made their way back stage in the kitchen area of the hotel, sir, hans struck fatally wounded kennedy with a bullet to the head. dozens of people witness the shooting. it was an act of violence that changed the course of american history. in august of last year, a california parole panel recommended that sir han who is now 77 years old. be released, saying he had expressed some remorse, but newsome has the final say on pearls. in a statement he called sir hans assassination of kennedy among the most notorious crimes in american history. he said sir han still poses
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a threat to the public. sir han initially said he was motivated to kill kennedy because of the senator support for israel. he never denied the crime but later claimed he remembered nothing from that night. although 2 of robert kennedy's children urged sir han's release, many kennedy family members said they were deeply relieved by the decision. rob reynolds al jazeera los angeles. ah, this is al jazeera, these, the top stories, australia's immigration minister has canceled tennis, don novak dock of which is visa, just days ahead of the australian open emergency court session is due to have the case sarah clock as more from brisbane. it's taken 4 days now of alex hall who holds the discretionary powers that the immigration is done to revoke that visa a 2nd time. now i should state that these discretionary powers means he's quite
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a lot of power when it comes to he can, it can, you will be on the grounds. he considers you a public risk or a health risk or even on a, on a small scenario.


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