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is reflects in our coverage giving a more accurate representation of the world we reported. and that's a key strength of officer ah entire communities covered under ash satellite images show the impact of the tongue of volcano and nami. it destroyed all the homes on one islands. ah, i'm em, liang gwen, this is out there live from dough house coming up. we're now to see russia could at any point, want an attack and ukraine. the u. s. ops it's threat assessment ahead of talks between the secretary of state and the russian foreign minister in geneva. this
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week to major telecom companies are delaying their 5 g rollouts me, airports after warnings. it could cause catastrophic disruption to flight plus ah, the colorful hindu festival in malaysia scaled down for a 2nd year because of corona virus restrictions. ah, new images of saturdays, volcanic eruption in the pacific island of tona have revealed the extent of the destruction. large parts of the country are covered in ash, have been badly damaged by the synonymy that followed the eruption. and as victoria gate and be reports, the government says several small islands had to be evacuated because nearly every home there was destroyed. satellite images show a thick layer of ash on the wrong way of tongue is main. airport on the left is how
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it looked before the eruption, the ashes, delaying deliveries, of international aid flights. the ashes proving quite problematic are not just for our water and sanitation because tom collected water from the roofs of household. but in terms of access for the aid from a stroller, new zealand, arm and other flights of they need to clear the runway communicating with tanya is extremely difficult. there's no internet and limited phone calls, because the scene army severed the fiber optic cable connecting the rest of the world. the telecoms operate as says it will be weeks before the connection is restored. prime minister, so you see, so will any, has released his 1st official statement confirming what many feared the rupture has caused an unprecedented disaster. with the volcanic mushroom plume covering all of tongue is a $170.00 islands. the red cross estimates that up to 80000 ton guns may be
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affected, and dust from the volcano could contaminate water supplies. with island is advised to drink bottled water and wear masks. but also what that one will kind of cash carries is you know, the guest pass that kind of stuck through it now. and so when that vulcan, a cash kind of goes into water resources, or example, you know, if he starts to rain and then that mixes with the water in atmosphere, you this the, so for this kind of out here to start to the volcanic ash, this can then make acid rain. this is how tongue this pool looked at the end of december in the latest satellite pictures, the area is smothered in grey ash. dozens of homes on the main island of tongue, a tap who have been severely damaged or destroyed. what tongue a desperately needs now is help from other countries. the volcano has stopped spewing ashby, now giving a team of $200.00 volunteers. a chance to sweep the runway with most now played its hope. the 1st 8 flights will be able to land as soon as thursday,
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victoria gay to be al jazeera. the white house has warned russia could attack ukraine at any moment. it's also voiced concern over the deployment of russian forces to bela ruth said joined war games further beefing up of rushes, military assets. ne, you crime us, secretary of state antony blinking is due to hold talks with russia's foreign minister, sergey leverage in geneva on friday. me, what has correspondent, kimberly how kit has more on what the secretary of state is expected to say at those talks? well, he's trying to send a message and that message that he will be sending to the russian foreign minister is one that has been repeatedly underscored by the west, whether it be through telephone calls, between the various levels of government between the united states and russia. whether it be in consultations that have taken place between european partners. but the message has been consistent. that is that the u. s. believes that the only way
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to resolve security differences with respect to concerns about russia invading ukraine is through diplomacy. and should russia choose an alternate path? there will be severe financial consequences. now, the reason that the united states is so gravely concerned is because there is u. s . intelligence that has been in place for months that russia is preparing for some sort of imminent attack. not only because there are tens of thousands of troops, russia has a mass along the border near ukraine, but also because there has been an uptick and activity on social media that seems to indicate that an attack may be in it. our views. this is an extremely dangerous situation. we're now at a stage where russia could, at any point, watch an attack and ukraine. and what secretary blinking is going to go do is highlight very clearly. there is a diplomatic pass forward. it is the choice of president putin and the russians to
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make whether they are going suffer severe economic consequences or not. prior to the meeting in geneva between survey live rob and antony blank, and there will also be other meetings and consultations that will take place. we know that the secretary of state will also be traveling to berlin. the efforts to de escalate pensions will be discussed. we also know he will be meeting in advance with the president of ukraine zalinski. and as well, we expect that we will hear more on all of this from us president joe biden, when he holds his press conference at the white house on wednesday, him all the german and russian foreign ministers have met in moscow to emphasize the me to do to fuse tension, and alina burbock was welcomed by a lever of 24 hours after her talks with ukrainian ladies in kiev, the kremlin says it has no intention of inviting ukraine, that russian troops mast near the border. i have raised fees of complaint. next,
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more than a 100000 russian soldiers with tanks and guns have gathered new ukraine in recent weeks for no understandable reason. and it's hard not to see this other threat and rushes, foreign minister says the 2015 agreement meant to end. the conflict in ukraine needs to be implemented. so ship you might need visit. don't know if you of this to me on ukraine. we have a common understanding of absence of alternatives to the men's agreements. we indicated to our partners that it's an acceptable to present russia as a part of the conflict. we've seen such attempts lately, and it's unacceptable to shift the responsibility for absence of progress in implementing mis agreements to russia. we hope the general colleagues will weigh in on very cranium partners to make them finally fulfill variable negations. us telecom jones, 18 t in the verizon and have a great to partially delay activating their 5 g networks. news some
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a port. it comes off to major airlines warned it could cause catastrophic disruptions to flights. but the move may be too late with some international airlines already cancelling slides to the country, airline chief executive se concerned 5 she wireless signals will interfere with the navigation systems of aircraft. john hendrick joins his live now from chicago's o'hare airport. hello there, john. this is a voluntary move by the telecom it is emily, but the telecoms don't like it. they paid tens of billions of dollars to buy at new frequencies so that their 5 g technology could provide better and faster service for mobile phones. and in the statement in which they said that they would postpone it and acting that 5 g system around the big airports here in the us a t and t said we are frustrated at the federal aviation administration inability
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to do what 40 other countries have done and that is to deploy the 5 g technology safely and without disrupting a v ation services. this is a dispute that went all the way to the white house president joe biden thanked both companies for coming to this agreement voluntarily. and it involves 2 federal agencies that apparently had a different view of what was going on. the federal aviation administration, belatedly expressed concern that the frequencies would affect planes negatively, and that would cause them to be grounded. but the federal communications commission regulates the airwaves and they apparently thought that everything had been worked out. so at the last minute, the airlines all wrote a letter to the federal authorities asking for a delay, which is ultimately what happened. but this is really a postponement of the problem, not a resolution,
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because they're still going to have to decide ultimately, whether that 5 g technology will be deployed across the country, including at airports or no. indeed, john, and tell us a little bit about why 5 j poses such a thread. and how is this impacted a lines more broadly? will the airlines and the federal aviation administration say that they believe that that 5 g technology, which occupies more frequencies on the spectrum that affects the altimeter in plain . the altimeter is the thing that tells the plain how high it is by bouncing waves off of the ground. now in especially bad weather, that is what the planes used to land. and so there was a concern that if there is bad weather, a lot of planes would need to be grounded and the legal timid as other things. so they were concerned that a lot of planes would need to be granted united airlines alone. so they would round 1250000 passengers, and 15000 flights. if i,
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if they had to do, if they had to do so, that was a potential. and so the real concern was that gets multiplied many times as you point out, a emirates, air, india, air, japan air all announced that they were canceling flights to the us because of the possible disruption of the air. and the airports here. and because of the time it takes to travel from some of those places, they might not be able to get those flights back in the air having notified people that they had been canceled. so the concern was not just here, though, it's also cargo. it's also the global supply chain which travels on cargo planes. it's also helicopters, which in some cases carry people in emergencies to hospitals. that still could be a problem even if they leave airports out of the equation. so the concern was a lot of disruption in the air, but also dramatic economic disruption that goes around the globe. but especially
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here in the united states, emily in j. thank you very much bringing up to stage on hanjin lab press in chicago and robert w man. gina is an airline industry analyst. he says the 5 g roll out in the u. s. is very different to those in other countries. the irony is that the issue has been well understood for over a decade, but it was consciously overlooked or avoided. when telecoms firms were, were asked to bid for franchises in 2018, 2019. and ultimately in 2021 us. and the additional irony is that the, the other countries that telecoms firms refer to and saying that 5 has been deployed there without issue. it has been deployed in those countries with very, very different restrictions and exclusions. they proposed in the added states, including a complete barrier around airports as occurs in the entirety of canada for example
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. and in france, where we're, telecoms firms like to talk about, as well as elsewhere in the, in the european union. it is also cause the telecoms firms in canada and the you to reduce transmitter power from what would be about $6000.00 watts in the us to as little as 60 watts within 3 miles of an airport in those affected countries. so we've seen significant concessions made by other vendors in other countries, implementing 5 g that neither h e n t, nor t mobile nor verizon have proposed here in the us to hong kong. now where an activist known for inspiring coal for independence has been released from prison, it would lead use the 1st pro democracy figure to be released from jail since banking crackdown in 2020. the young is said to have popular lines to rally and coal. liberate hong kong revolutionize at times. in the statement,
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he said he will now be staying away from the spotlight and treasuring the time with his family. still ahead on al jazeera, nobody told me that what we were doing was you say, against the rooms. britain's prime minister denies warning being warned not to host parties because they would bridge lockdown rules and new charges filed against at lord nigerian separate his leader. now the candle is accused of terrorism and treason. ah, you cannot have missed the story of extreme snow on the eastern side of the u. s. nissan canada. because that real kodak came up against its rival, the warmest car from you get explosive results that you probably know about half
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meters. snow fell in toronto. it's been the 2nd snow. yes. day on recording nato was more slow to come for all to use inside a canada. the wind that follows is a cold wants to be all lake effect snow for toronto, for example, in the us, it's more case of it feels cold is more like the rain than snow because the breeze is now coming up from the southwest netherlands proper winter as you can see that's on its way through that falling it really cold air. look at these temperature, the high temperatures on wednesday in for example, kansas minus 4 in kansas city. the average is about plus ac are well below the average and say will happen eventually on the gulf coast. that cold air really penetrates no feeling of unpleasantness. and the line of blue here which suggests rain backed up by snow could well be torn attic. all this time, the pacific coast have been more rain or snow limited to washington and probably british columbia. now that cold out reaches the caribbean means a few shafts. and bahama, for example, added lint hauled stuff in nicaragua in brazil has been wet. but in montevideo,
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in uruguay, which still continues. ah, my name is bonnie put mountain. i've always thought of yoga as part of my indian heritage. i understand it to be about transformation. the joke itself seems to be transforming. wesley mentality is, is a lot about this instrument, 3 different issues. 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 and politicized owns yoga. on elgin lou, the
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hello you, what, you know, just 0. i'm emily angland, minor event up stories. this allen, the tongue and government says people on several islands had to be evacuated after all of the homes were destroyed in saturdays, the russian and the mommy satellite images have shown the extensive damage. the white house is warned, russia could attack ukraine at any moment. it's also a voice concern about russian troops deployed to belive worth the joint war game. 100000 russian troops are mapped on board and us telecom giant 18 c and the bears and have a great to partially delay activating the 5 g network in some airport. and it comes after major airlines and the roller proposed catastrophic disruptions to fly in the united arab emirates is calling for un security council meeting to condemn monday's drone attack on abil. jobby claimed by him into the rebels. 3 people were
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killed, prompting counter strikes by the sandy led coalition on yelman's capital that killed at least 4 chain and diplomatic editor james bates. has this report them. bassett, or the united arab emirates, which has begun the 2 year term on the security council, has asked the current president of the council, norway, for an urgent meeting to discuss the who c drone attack on the country's capital abu dhabi on monday. she wants that meeting to take place before the end of the week. she's told me she wants the security council issue a strong statement. i think it's very important that the security council comes out with a unified statement condemning this for the terrorist attack that it was. and then building on that, of course, i think that condemnation will hopefully deter future terrorist attacks from our country. and the escalation of chaos and terrorism in our region, there's already been a military response to the healthy drone attack on abu dhabi, the saudi led coalition has carried out air strikes on the yamini capital center.
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this was the reaction from the un secretary general's office. the secretary general expresses his concern and deplore as the recent saudi led, coalition airstrikes and sana, the resulted in numerous civilian casualties. he reminds all of the parties of their obligation under international humanitarian law to protect civilians, to adhere to the principles of proportionality distinction and precaution. the u. a . he has already called on the united states to re designate the who thesis is a terrorist organization. but many here at the united nations believe that would be a bad move, would make it harder to mediate with the who thes and more difficult to distribute aid across yemen. thomas to know is a non resident fellow at the santa center for strategic studies. he says ricky rebels have sent a strong warning to the you ain. in recent weeks and months the whose he had been steadily gaining control around it. but they had been trying to seize the city but
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had not been able to. it is still being held by by factions more or less aligned or loyal with the internationally recognized government. but in recent weeks, southern militia supported by the u. e had been moved from the west coast of human to areas around it and had started pushing these back so that the started being a bit concerned with that. so what, what is safe to assume at this point? yesterday they sent missiles and, or drawn it's not entirely clear still what exactly happened on the u e. e. this is a very clear message from the, with these to the u. e. to deter them from getting involved like this around protest is erected barricades across roads in the sit in these capital consume, following the killing of 7, demonstrated by security forces. a 2 day general strike is in place in response to their deaths on monday. us diplomats are expected in sudan on wednesday to push the tool to in the political crisis. mass demonstrations against military rule have
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been taking place in october school. the trial for a nigerian separate his later accused of treason has been adjourned. ma'am t canneries, the leader of a group called indigenous people of b a, for it campaigns for the succession of the south eastern region of b, a for it separated from nigeria back in 1957, which led the niger in the wall guineas deposed president alpha con day has reportedly been flown to the united arab emirates for medical treatment. the 83 road has been under health risk in military curve for months regarding the regional blog. it was, has demanded his release guineas, military late, a gave him permission to travel for up to a month. u. k. prime minister has denied claims by a former advisor that he lied to parliament about
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a party during the 2020 lockdown 1st. johnson says he hadn't been warned the gathering could breach corona virus. rose is now facing the greatest crisis of his political career with more than a dozen lockdown gatherings held by politicians and their staff under investigation . nobody told me that what we were doing was you say, against the rules that the event in question was something that we were going to do something that wasn't a work event. and you know, as i said in the house of commons, when i went out into that garden, i thought that i was attending a work event. i think it's very important that we see what su gracie, what the inquiry has to say. and name back i has been following developments from london, dominic cummings, boys. johnson's former chief advisor, turned arch nemesis, who released the statement on his blog on on monday,
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saying that he had actually advised that the prime minister and he has witnesses to prove it. he says, to say that attending this event would be very, very body wouldn't look good. and the prime minister needs to get a grip off the downing street madhouse. and according to cummings force, johnson's response was simply just wave this through and attend the event. and johnson saying that that is not the case. he is defended his stance that he believed he was indeed going to a work event. but it was a pretty bruising interview all round for us. johnson holding his head down throughout the entire question when he was asked about a double leaving, do that took place at number 10 downing street on the eve of the duke of adam bras . funeral a day in which the nation was in mourning. the queen was sitting in isolation away from her family. we now have at least 6 conservative apiece who have gone on record
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calling for his resignation. but money still remained sought and waiting for this all important investigation into wrongdoings into number 10, downing street and elsewhere on whitehall to come back with its conclusion that conducted by a senior civil servant su gray known as the sleaze buster of whitehall. she has presided over the departure of very senior m. p. 's in the past. will her conclusions implicate boris johnson and sustained wrong during the pandemic has affected a popular festival, celebrated by tamar. communities around the world. in malaysia, large processions have been scaled back as florence louis reports from cologne. palm hindus usually start celebrating type ism in the early hours of the morning with prayers and montrose to invoke blessings. and to celebrate the victory of good over evil. as they've done for years,
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premier sag harassing him and her family will bring pots of milk to a temple. but this time there's one difference. if i want to give my offerings to lord morgan, but because of the cove in 19 restrictions this year, i'm choosing to celebrate it a few days earlier. type wisdom is celebrated by the hindu tamara community. in honor of lord morgan, the hindu god of war, whose believed to grant people their desires. this year celebrations are more lo, there's no procession. and to vote is only allowed 30 minutes slots. here at the main temple type was em. celebrations at the bottom. caves in kuala lumpur temple usually attract up to a 1000000 people devoted and tourists. some devoted carry a cavity, a portable shrine dedicated to lord mulligan. they enter into a trance and peers, their bodies with hooks and spears. but this year, like last,
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authorities have banned the cavity. citing corona virus restrictions, provo, ambien port. don't go with the bull. i. my problems is after i started carrying the color the 4 years ago. so when i hooked it to coward, these do not allow this. you know, i was disappointed. other rituals, like people shaving their heads as an act of sacrifice, or symbolically purifying themselves by taking a bath in a river, have been allowed to go ahead. while type was em, this year may be less festive. people celebrating it say it doesn't make the day any less meaningful to them. florence louis al jazeera called the loop, or a former columbia in presidential candidate who was kidnapped and held by fock rebels for 6 and a half years has announced to she's running for the top job again. ingrid bet and call confirmed her candidacy and
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a news conference in bogota on tuesday. she was held in the jungle after being captured in 2002. when she last ran for president, colombians will go to the pulse. in may alexandro ramp yeti has more from bochita. well, i think most colombians were surprised by her decision to run for office just the 2 months before congressional elections and the primaries in which, as you will now compete in it comes at a time at a critical time. also in the come through, it's come up when columbia extremely angry at the political establishment at the increase in violence. there have been many protests and she presented herself of somebody who could try to reunite this country. a united colombians around her personal story, which she says is similar to the one that the life of most columbia. and she made
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a parallel during her candidacy speech. essentially saying that her captivity was similar to what most colombians experienced being captives of corruption. what she described as mafioso mentality in the countries politics indonesian in pays have passed legislation to move the country's capital from jakarta to a new $32000000000.00. if he being built in barney arm chacandra is one of the world's most crowded and polluted cities. it's also sinking and is frequently flooded. the new capital no sun, tara is 2000 kilometers away. software giant microsoft has announced its biggest ever acquisition to become one of the world's largest video game companies . it's a great to buy active vision blues on familiar $69000000000.00. it makes some of the world's most popular games, including call of gigi,
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world of warcraft and candy crush. brian and chris n. t a is a video game consultant and owner of pad and pixel. it says the bill comes at a sensitive time for activision, which is facing allegations of misconduct and an equal pay. it's interesting because this is something that's been going on for a little bit on top of that, the employees, a lot of the employees that activision blizzard are in the midst of trying to unionize. so these are 2 things that obviously microsoft is going to have to contend with and, and figure out how they want to address if the deal goes through. but i don't think the steel would have even been on the table if this hadn't happened. the company was valued at actually more than what they, what this purchase price would be about a year ago. but i suspect a lot of what's been going on has been sort of eating away at their valuation. so it, on some level, it's sort of set up the, the ability for this purchase to go through. but again, it does come with all of these issues, including, i think a big one, which is bobby kodak who was or is the ceo of activision blizzard. others,
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a strong are pushed by employees and by even some people play games to have him ousted microsoft hasn't really confirmed on the record that would happen. i know he's going to be running the company through the deal going through. after that, the wall street journal is reporting via some of their sources that you will actually be leaving the company. ah, hello you, what you know, the are these, the top stories, this allen? the tongue and government says people and several islands had to be evacuated after all homes were destroyed in saturdays eruption. and so now i mean you satellite images have shown the extent of the damage the ashes proving quite problematic, not just for water and sanitation because tom collects its water from the roofs of household. but in 2.


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