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[000:00:00;00] a israel becomes the 1st country to close it, borders to all foreign nationals due to a new coven strain. the micron variance is already spreading globally with australia. and italy, among the latest to detect case is also ahead. my son is down there in the mine. as his mother, i felt that he is alive. among the stories that shaped the weak scenes of heartbreak as families mourned the loss of 51 people in a siberian coal mine explosion. several managers and officials have been arrested over thursday's disaster. and 2 protesters are killed in more than a dozen injured by the french military in new jersey,
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according to local authorities after an army convoy on the way to molly was confronted by rioters. ah, broadcasting law direct, more studios, moscow. this is our into international. i'm john thomas. glad to have you with us as we recap. weeks' time stories with our weekly program. right now. israel is closing its borders to all foreign nationals for 2 weeks. as global pandemic spreads over a new variant, dozens of countries have halted flights from southern africa where the i'm a constraint was 1st detected in johannesburg. the restrictions have left air passengers scrambling to get out. for many of them, it is already too late. the last plains to europe and north america have already departed ahead of travel deadlines imposed by governments, while flights to major connection hobbs such as doha to buy and singapore have all . busy been suspended,
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pulse leer earlier spoke with travelers at south africans. the biggest airport i did because nothing, nothing i can do coming into a pole. it's not like getting anything that's a pain. and i don't know when, when i can, i can slightly, we've checked on the air fronts and the flight wasn't consult. i say you can do here. see i tend to fly, see, well with and send you, but everything. so when it was gonna buy a new ticket, so miss chaos and diety and confusion. following the discovery of a new coven variant called emmy crohn, at his turn, the world upside down. people are rushing to the port in a pace for the attempt to get on any remaining flight. and in fact, the queue of people are lining up in front of a close the ticket sales counter. they're hoping it will open and there might be a few things that they can still get on. many of them a question because the united kingdom was the 1st to read list 6 southern african countries and insist that any travellers coming from them would have to go into
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calling team for 10 days at a government facility. since then, the united states, canada, and the european union and other major destination have followed the prices for flights and rapid pci, skyrocketing kim cur, who is the founder and lead volunteer of community circle home south africa. as for the last year, been hoping, traveling in an south africa, navigate the regulation. she's been inundated with calls apart from people running out of money. yeah. funds that they had that they had thought that was going to cost them to be medical aids usually only cover you for a certain amount of time abroad. travel, medical cover only covers you a certain amount of time that's going to run out. people have to get back to jobs. schools are going to open soon, and the people trying to get their children home. the sense of loss is going to be felt because people are feeling like they are really trapped. and they're becoming
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more and more frustrated and see more and more tis what i'm hoping is that governments can put measures in place that not just citizens, but family of citizens. if you can show just show proof of some ty to that country, that those people will be allowed entry. even if it means extra p c r testing. or it means a little bit of quarantine with retesting in that country. but people have to understand that these a human being, these are people who have got a need to travel, not a once. it is not clear where the army convent 1st emerged. scientists from south africa were the 1st to alert the world health organization. the south african government has criticized international community for rushing to ban travel before the variant is properly assessed and is concerned about the damage the bad will do to both travel and business. for now, the faith of people stranded at this april is unclear, as well,
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struggled to deal with the new 300 south africa. with so many questions now turn around the new across the very end, we spoke to helen reese from one of the largest research institute in south africa to find out her 1st hand experience of the string. the concern about this variant is that it has a large number of mutations many more than we've seen before. some of these mutations we've already seen on other variance, and we know that they can be associated with increased trance, this ability and possibly increase what we call them. you an escape. what that means is that they're more resistant to the protection that you get from vaccines. we've also seen that mostly initially in young people. that's probably because young people are like they are all around the world getting fed up with all of the restrictions that and what they are describing of the same sort of symptoms that we've seen with other covered infections. so fever, headache, muscle, lakes,
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fatigue, cough and i haven't yet heard anyone talk about the lack of smell and taste with this variance. we also have noted, and this is the true if you seeing the reports that we're getting from other countries as well, where they're also now identifying cases that people have been vaccinated in some cases fully vaccinated. so what we don't know is whether, what this variant is, is managing to do is to overcome vaccination completely. the antibodies that you get from vaccines completely, probably not. we're still hopeful that the faxes will protect against severe disease. and with the other variance that have emerged we've, although we've seen a reduced or reduced response to, to the vaccines. we have still seen protection against severe disease and death. we've also spoken to the head of the russian direct investment fund,
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which is overseeing the global distribution of the sputnik vaccine. he says, a range of different jobs is key to finding the pandemic m new strength. i think it's very important to investigate because in your very out a, so far as to think has shown to be incredibly effective against all of the different mutations. and we will share some good data, hopefully a little bit later on, agreed to efficacy against delta, very and so. so numerical force has to be started and we need to see how efficient as exists. in lic seems i games in your area, but also we can really quickly about vaccine when you a variant if needed. and we believe that different council kept portfolio different like seats. we see as a monopoly off and we're in a vacuum in europe failed to protect europe. so it shouldn't be about emma and they monopoly it should be about or to fully or different extent acknowledges in full generation magazines. chinese vaccines,
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other vaccines from brita master's advocacy. very good, and all this report folio different vaccines in countries affect themselves. meanwhile, how do you probably turn up to work with co it as if this is the question that plague the check president as he's prepared to emerge from his sick bed to swear in the country's new prime minister. he turned up with one health workers and has mapped suits and rolled into a glass cage in his wheel chair for the ceremony. in addition to being covered positive, the president had previously spent 6 weeks with an unrelated illness. the new p. m will take power in prague after being elected back in october saying with cove it as fears mount over the new variant. alma khan and countries tightened restriction san francisco mer, london breed was spotted floating her own mask mandate by hitting the dance floor in a night club without a face covering, ah,
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san francisco may, a london breed is seen at a party in san francisco not wearing a mask in doors, violating her own into a mask mandate. meanwhile, children across san francisco have to wear a mask while lending through the week. parts in like it's 1999 without mask while you see has fallen apart. london breed already got caught once before violating her own rules and had plenty of excuses. and here she is again. and she is not the only one. the american president himself was spotted mask was in a shop in massachusetts despite repeatedly telling americans to wear them indoors. joe biden announcing covert action plan aimed and tackling the pandemic earlier this year. it includes mask wearing and social distancing, and the restrictions will be kept in place until sometime next year. we spoke to radio host and political analyst, dave perkins, who thinks the politicians should set a better example. they are lying to the american people when they attempt to force
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americans to wear mask. and the proof is quite clearly there on your tv screen that the elite themselves don't bother with the masts. we've seen time and time again where groups of elite in meetings are told by a camera man. we're going live in 30 seconds and they all scrambled to get their master. before the camera goes and the lights come on. and then when the cameras finished doing its work, the masks come right off again. they never wear them in private. they never wear them inside closed rooms where they don't expect to be seen. they only wear them for show. it's quite clear the leech in america do not think masters are necessary or don't think that they do anything or both. but they're still happy to thrust that restraint on the public and to punish them when the public does not meet the requirements of the law. gigantic, visible hypocrisy, a renewed pandemic plant down across much of western europe has sparked wide spread st unrest and clashes with please. however, the european union is distancing itself from the tough security response,
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saying that's purely a matter for national governments. hm . with that since the european commission was not present at the scene of the riots and is not a police organization, it is not in the best position to comment on the actions of the police of the e. you states the maintenance of public order is strictly within the scope of the national forties of the you states, and is supervised by the national courts. and the european commission is not in the best position to make specific comments. earlier this month to add an anti lockdown protest in the dutch city of rotterdam, $51.00 arrests were made, and 3 people were hospitalized after police fired warning shots,
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similar scenes also in the hague, where 7 arrests were made. and over in austria, demonstrators were met with a heavy hand in police response after the announcement of mandatory covet shots. there have been as well, large scale marches across france and belgium. and while the e u is refusing to condemn tough crowd control tactics in its own member states when it comes to certain other countries, it takes a very different view. the detention of over a 1000 demonstrators and violence used against them by the russian authorities across the country to day threatened the fundamental freedoms of expression association and assembly in the russian federation. fresh to the people in hong kong. the support of it'd be a new toys nail autonomy. how fundamental freedom we will continue to stand by the people are hung below. russians have tutoring to the streets. we smash protests and
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towards violence. against this peaceful protest us was shirking and unacceptable which undone this brutality and expect a full and transparent investigation. yet, or is pretty sad. i would like to read to re, to the right of the cuban people, to express their opinions in a peaceful manner. and i want to ask the government to allow these peaceful demonstrations and to listen to the discontent of the protest as the finish buddy. all right, former news paper editor luke ave thinks brussels views on human rights are riddled with contradictions. europe to european union and have been commissioned all the land. they think we think somehow all europeans that we are gods gifted that we know what is good for the people in the world. we think that on human rights, our position is, was the right one. so sanction we sanctioned be a mar if you're just done an african conversation countries, china and russia. of course, the arch villain is
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a double standard because i was astonished. that's your pin citizen. to see that in the netherlands. one of the most democracy provide countries in western europe. the police had to shoot with real bullets in the crowd. the press was very silent about this. it was in the press, but they did not insist while to me, it's something incredible. it's the 1st time since the last world war that we have to police in west of your shooting directly and people walk it. there were some problems just after the war, but, but not that much. so ok to have good reasons that work black blocks, you know, extremists were there in the groups demonstrating but still in western europe, shooting with real bullets and the crowd. and then we have lessons to give to other countries. great. that there is a problem that obviously mrs. funder lang should say, something, even if it's not aimed at the dutch government for right now, it should be and at old government's asking for restraint. that's
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a minimum that she should say. search teams are working to recover bodies from a siberian coal mine where an explosion on thursday led to the deaths of 51. people, including 5 rescuers emergency crews have had to stop work several times due to high methane concentrations and fears of further blasts. the bodies of 5 miners have been found at various stages since saturday afternoon, 300 meters underground. there had been a moment of genuine hope earlier when a rescuer who had been presumed dead managed to get out. his survival was described as a miracle. he is now in stable condition in the hospital and described what happened . i feel better now that i'm getting all the necessary treatments inside the mine. i was lucky to find a place where the fresh air was flowing in. so that gave me time to lie down and get my strength back. i had all the life saving equipment with me. later i stood up
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and got out following the stream of fresh air. and finally my the local rescuers team for which i'm thankful. now efforts to stabilize the mine of the going round, the clock in nitrogen has been used to clear out the dangerous method that is built up inside the mind and poses a risk of explosion. now at this point, there are literally no chances that anybody has survived who was trapped inside. however, the distraught family members are still hoping that there could be some miracle and that their loved ones could still be alive. yeah, i got my yes, my son is down there in the mine. as his mother, i failed that he is alive without some hope. when one man was found alive, he see if that man spent a day down there and survived. it means it's possible to survive, but we are tall. people die in 2 or 3 hours due to lack of air minus and onto their ramble. they are already counted his dad, just like that man has survived. now it's hard breaking to watch those scenes. there are still many family members who haven't lost hope,
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and their hope was only bolstered by the miraculous recovery of a rescue worker who was presumed dead on friday. and having spent almost an entire day trapped inside the mind, the 51 year old alexander's accommodation somehow managed to get out of that mine. his condition right now is stable. it's expected that he will make a full recovery and make it back to his wife. and son, but unfortunately the same can't be said for the others who are trapped inside the mind. 51 people ultimately died and people are now wondering how this happened and what led up to this. a criminal investigation has been launched, and 5 people have been detained and arrested. the director of the coal mine, his deputy, and the person in charge of the exact mine have all been detained and also 2 safety inspectors who are accused of faking a safety inspection just a week before this tragic explosion. now all these people have denied their guilt, but nevertheless they have been arrested for 2 months, pending further investigation. but one thing that has become clear is that this
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mind has been plagued by safety issues. apparently, most of the miners knew about these issues and the reported them the higher ups from the one little scovella. honestly, i remember my brother in law telling me about a methane program in the mine. they even had to resort to various methods to decrease the level indicators in order to get work done. he occasionally let his former head know about the situation. he wondered how he could work in such circumstances. the minds management was aware of what was going on with those. my husband came home and every time he was saying these won't and well, all the sensors were beeping down there. he sat, that's the conditions our mind has happened to working at the moment. now, all of these reports will be taken into account by the investigation, which is trying to get to the bottom of what happened, how it happened, what led up to it, what were the underlying causes, and ultimately, how to prevent such things from happening again. but while that investigation goes on and rescue services continue working on securing the mind and recovering the
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body's relatives are still distraught and demanding more answers. dmitri powell, arts, he camera among the survivors of thursday's explosion. dozens are injured. a list of their names is on display at the entrance to the mine medic say that they are making a strong recovery and are all in a stable condition. now let's rewind a little bit and take a look back at how the tragedy unfolded over 50 dead out. they horrific mon explosion inside period 8, 30 am november the 25th. the mind with 285 people inside filled with smoke. after a methane explosion, a with 9 am november 25th accusation and rescue work starts reports of 1st casualties
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authorities and now there is no contact with at least 37 people. 5 pm, november the 25th rescue operations suspended in mid fears. if possible. explosion with 30 mine is still missing. rescue a se, there's not much hope left because it's minus have only 4 hours of oxygen supply. 10 pm, november, the 25th group of rescue workers fails to come up after the threat of explosion. latent 3 of them were found dead. oh, no. on the 3rd year. oh, good. i don't believe 12 years with 3 15 pm, november the 26th. a presumed dead rescue work came out on his own raising hope among desperate families of minus. it is not the 1st deadly accident in this mine
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with another me said explosion claiming 13 lives in 2004. 0 yeah. i know you could just yes, video i was we got reaction from disaster investigator arnold dick's. he explained some of the difficulties facing search chris. it's not like on hollywood. you can't send emergency services in so day, so far with technology, even today's technology to get in there safely. the area has to be made safe, typically in a mining accident when something like this happens. vit. there is no simple solution. this is the, the worst nightmare of, of anybody who's involved with mining. they usually aren't other options when the ventilation systems being compromised, when you've had the explosions,
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when the systems are destroyed, was severely damaged at the, the options are very limited. a recovery operation in circumstances like this is extremely dangerous. it's extremely dangerous because in the 1st instance, the fact that the disasters occurred, it all suggests that there's been a failure in the emergency and in fact, normal ventilation systems and then they, having bain and explosion, it means that many of the safety systems, a likely now to be in operable and i suspect certainly it's been, it's my experience, but that's the sort of difficulty that these rescue is now facing. on the one hand, there's the possibility that people may be trapped in areas with a, which is still tangible. but on the other hand, the very real risk that rescue was themselves might be injured or worse in their attempts to find them. to protesters have been killed and close to 20 injured by
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the french army in new jersey. this is according to local officials. it occurred after a military convoy in route to another african nation. molly was stopped by a large gale demonstration. the convoy of the french volcano force, escorted by the national gent armory, was blocked by very violent protesters in sarah, in the talbot re region where at spend the night in its attempt to break free use force leading to the death of 2 people and 18 wounded club, we have it from official accounts authorities in nyja, which say that after the french convoy had passed from burkina faso into niger about 30 kilometers in a huge crowd about a 1000 demonstrators tried to stop the convoy this this. busy fringe convoy friendship. busy presents in the area has been unpopular with many people with some ethnicities. they believe all manner of stories about french troops and their
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relations with various rebel groups in the area. but they tried to stop this convoy and french troops reportedly began firing what they describe as warning shots, as well as tier gas. it is unclear how wounding shots could have injured 18 people killed 2, but apparently french troops as well as an is jerry and troops began firing warning shots. again, as they say at these crowds details the still somewhat scarce. we expect to find out more, but the convoy has moved on off to this incident again, a very ill sated convoy because it landed in the ivory coast to support the french operation in the area it is seen snaked its way up towards the north, towards molly and on the way it has encountered all matter of incidents and book and facile level, multiple attempts, but by crowds in the thousands to stop these convoy voss convoy made up of more than
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a 1000 vehicles. and then also they had the. busy flood warning shots as well as tier gas in an effort to disperse the crowds. also number of people injured. as we've heard. busy but again, this convoy is now on its way through niger, intimately where friendship bases and french troops are station thousands of them. in the decade long flight that france is waged against terrorists. it cools them as well as religious extremists in the region. we reached out to the french defense ministry for comment. the reply received was that nigerian police and the french officers had to fire warning shots after being subjected to a violent attack and stone throwing. they added that 7 french soldiers and employees were injured as result of that assault. more the weekly coming up and about,
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let's say 34 minutes. this is our international stay with us. mm. ah . well, the fund i make no, certainly no borders on this line to tease and you face as a merge. we don't have authority. we don't to look back seen the whole world needs to take action and be ready. people are judgment, common crisis with we can do better, we should be doing better. everyone is contributing each in their own way. but we also know that this crisis will not go on forever. the challenge is great, the response has been massive. so many good people are helping us. it makes us feel very proud that we're in it together
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with oh, hungarian proverb says you can put everything under one hat. it means that the same rules can't be applied to every one. and yet this is what beauty passed, signed up to when it entered the european union in 2004 to day hungry is accused of all possible sins against democracy. now does the or bank government feel about its future and place in the european family? with people hope in my body comes
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with a young handicap guy right here. what's up? jason used to call them. didn't mail back then a good day. bye. be careful medicaid getting them on all this mail for him and he'll come out and give him his ma'am. with family, so i say coming up, i just rather mail or something like that. they get things like on like their medicine, their tracks, you know? so, you know, when that's coming and they know sometimes with special attention about on the job when you get to that point. so it's not even like a job. you know, it's just like
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a normal family thing that you're dealing with a letter on your door. it will be handled to thousands of miles away in the most remote corner of the united states is really great. i mean, i don't live in the world. the phone. all right, there takes 3 or 4 of us to get my normal cup of coffee. if we get this letter anywhere in the world and you trust it's going to go that the postal service delivers a $155000000000.00 pieces of mail every year. approximately 40 percent of the world's name. you can actually see the people that you're touching and i'm a people person. so give me
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a we come here for the news. we come here for our mail for the kids to play. i mean this is just kind of our social point of evanston. it's a post office and you know, the postmaster, if there are clerks there, you know them, you know, they're there to serve you, they job and they get to talk about things that are happening and what they need to get involved in town. it can be all it takes, it can be a bond issue. it can be that if there's a forest fire 2 miles down the road coming year away, each place is composed of different people on every. everybody's got a story to tell people the post office is kind of a window on the world to look forward to it. it's a nice interval. hi jack. how are things


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