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sinks ah, we dare to ask in ah, top stories this hour, all may cross. the new cobit strain discovered in south africa presents a height risk globally. the w h o says, as it spreads around the world, nations now canceling flights and even keeping the fully vaccinated in isolation. leak documents suggests germany tried to pressure the us not to slap sanctions on nord stream to as berlin wars. washington shouldn't sanction allies. shoplifting and vandalism. as the festive season begins, flash mob and smash and grab robberies. put us authorities to the test. ah.
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are those good? have you with a slide from moscow? this is ality international. i'm calling bray with the world news this our 1st to word on everybody's lips, omicron, which is causing havoc around the world. the new coping mutations been highlighted as a variance of concern by the world health organization. it's already been detected in multiple countries. there also fears it's highly contagious, and even people who are fully vaccinated could easily get it. nations have begun closing their borders to curb it's spread. these are the 1st images of the new straightened originally detected in south africa. they've been published by italian researches on the right is on the chrome on the left the delta varied, the red air is showing, it's got many more mutations this time around. and that means the virus has further adapted, but it's not yet clear. that means it's more dangerous or not. meanwhile, some vaccine developers have already stepped in and said, they're ready to provide modified plans or jabs to fight the new strain. the producers of russia. sputnik v vaccine say they've been working on a new shot,
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and they can provide several 100000000 booster doses by february if necessary. that comes as pfizer says, it'll make a new version within a 100 days if the new variant proves to be resistant to their current jap. however, important to say, both developers believed that their current vaccines should already be effective against the emerging strain. but as governments figuring out their response plans, many people have found themselves stranded in south africa and been newly imposed travel bands. parties, policy reports from johannesburg airport. this elation, desperation, frustration, and anger. these are just some of the emotions that people here in south africa are experiencing. i'm here on the tambo important one is the, this is the main international airport in south africa. and as you can see, the airport is practically deserted. a far cry from the scenes we saw just a short time ago when thousands of people were riding here desperate to get on any available flight. often announcement was made that most international travel in and
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out of 6 african states was being implemented. that announcement came as a complete surprise. you had people that were waiting boarded that was sitting on planes about to take off that they had to disembark. you had people that were waiting in the skies flying that had to turn around and come back. the situation such is that you now have tens of thousands of people who are stranded here in south africa. people who need to get back to jobs and families. and at the same time you have so many people have brought many of them south africans desperate to get into the country. many of them have not been able to visit for at least 2 years . and they have loved ones, some of whom are sick. some of whom are elderly here in the country, waiting to see them. i say to them, okay, i'm coming to check in. will i be able to get home? i'm only going 15 days, just my mother. and she started the computer interested. all the flat for december
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had been cancelled. so if you go, you can get back. and if you get back, you're going to total parenting for 2 weeks and i've got 2 boys and i just knew that i, i actually had to knock board their flight and i was devastated and hop broken. i've got the double vaccinated, i've got a booster shot. i had all the documentation, i could have got on the flight and they would have taken me to south africa backs, australia closed the borders so that they wouldn't allow anybody to come back into the country. and so feels excessive and i feel very sudden, but i feel like the other information is making them really concerned just in a few days. everything's really changed. i was out, i got a message from a friend. i'm checking the news and then more and more news updates had to keep checking, not knowing what would happen. and then within 3 days, i mean it's all just completely changed and there's no way that i can go, i've been vaccinated 3 times. so i am as vaccinate as to be i wouldn't have made
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any difference. i do congratulate the, well, the leaders for taking such quick action. but i do think that they really need to be properly informed before making decisions that really affect the lives of so many people. the prices for the few remaining flights out of here have skyrocketed as has the cost of mandatory cova testing. now, the international community is very cognizant of the fact that as many as 7 out of 10 south africans have not been vaccinated. and this is partly because they're not enough vaccines in the country. and also because many south africans a worried about the long term effects of the vaccines that are on the market. now, south african scientists have been very vocal in saying that they were the 1st to come forward and be transparent about this new variant that has been found. things . it's not a south african variance and that it is elsewhere in the global community that instead of being applauded south africa has now been pushed on the blacklist policy r t to hundreds big south africa advisor to the italian health authorities says
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that current preventative measures are only having a limited impact on the new strength, and this could be our reality for years come. meanwhile, the u. k is reintroducing quarantine and a government mandated hotel for people coming from south africa. and the british health secretary also believes that cove is going to be with us in some form forever. he was asked to learn to live with cove and we will never defeat it. we have to learn to live with it. we have to learn to live with it as we have learned to live with flu. of course, it is not flu and we need to learn more about in cases of, of new come have already been discovered in germany in belgium, the czech republic. and there are at least 13 cases in the netherlands that came after a flight of individuals came in from south africa. now, in a separate development, dutch police had to raid plain just before it was about to take off after it emerged it to the passengers on board and had been in quarantine hotel and had
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escaped from that desperately trying to leave the netherlands to try and get home as that panic is spreading, it turns out that the quarantine hotel that they had escaped from they were individuals who had presented with the omnicom. strange, you really get a sense of just how scared people are at the moment. some individuals are now facing lengthy stays in quarantines, which are incredibly costly, particularly in the u. k. for me, there is just no ways i can afford 50000 rand, which is equivalent to 2 and a half 1000 pounds to be in a hotel in land. and when my home is around the corner and, and i live on my own, we are consult oscillate. and secondly with the jobs that are meant to start. if i'm now i'm starting approximately 3 weeks later, which means i'm 3 weeks without seller which is basic, have worked it out, which is basically my rent money for the month. i'm a british citizen,
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i've lived there for 23 years. i have to find a way the government has to do something about the hotel quarantine and people are up in all that got government con, make these rulings, and then expected citizens to pay for it. you know, for those who were fully vax, as we heard from those individuals facing problems from south africa, they really thought perhaps this pandemic was about to be over, at least for them because they followed all of the guidance. they done everything that they were asked to have done. so this must be coming now as a bit of a cold shower for people in europe to realizing that having 2 or 3 jobs just isn't enough. when we faced these new strains that we know so little about in france, the french health ministers resigned to the fact that omnicom will be found here and says that the government needs more time to look at it. they don't use if you don't on with only 30 since it's circulating in the u. k. italy, in belgium, it's probable that there is a case in circulation. and france researchers are looking at whether vaccines must
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be modified, but it's too early to say, since it was only discovered a few days ago. scientists who i spoke with on the telephone yesterday, including internationally say we need a period of around 10 days to no war. meanwhile, the ministers, the health ministers from the g 7 countries will meet later on monday to discuss this new variant and how it possibly can be tackled at the same time as the experts are really left in a situation with a race to understand exactly what this mutation means and what that means for the a fight for the end of this pandemic. one of the 1st countries to ramp up restrictions is israel, which is closed. it's bold as to all foreigners. earlier on i'll say we spoke to israel, former you and ambassador, who says the measures are unnecessary burden because they're simply not enough known about the new strain, yet. it personally, i think maybe it was too much, but it's better to be on the safe side when you deal with new variances. we don't have the data, but i hope that, you know,
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within 2 weeks time will be able to open our borders. you know is very the wide open. everything's open and stones lawns. events though i think, you know, it's a precaution because we don't know exactly about the value we have cases. actually . as of now we have 2 cases of confirmed it only cron variant in is well that's why the government decided to act very, very fast and to close the borders to foreigners. we allow only ladies to come in, in those after grantee for 3 days, even though we have the vaccine, sal debates, you know, whether we should use the chronology it to actually follow those that carry the very end to, you know, we have it or should the courage to follow people that, that's debated and that's will go to the supreme court. i'm sure again, so actually as we speak, the government decided to we initiate that policy, but only 2 people who were confirmed with, with that to buy will. so it's either valid to know it had a few people, i hope it will be the those numbers. but i'm not sure the policy would state
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because the latter resentment to that policy in parliament and in the public, you know, it is impossible to do to shut down the or the flight worldwide. we cannot do that every time the, the no variance coming out. but the yes, i think we should, they watch it carefully and learn how to deal with it. then we should expect the public to be patient about it. do cooperate with the guidelines and other developments as western governments push their citizens to get a booster shot. the world health organization has expressed opposition to rich nations, expand expanding their inoculation programs, while vaccination rates remain low in poor countries, across much of africa, for example, less than 10 percent of the population has had a single dose. no more vaccines should go to countries that have already vaccinated, more than 40 percent of their population until kovacs has the vaccines. it needs to help other countries get that to normal boosters should be administered
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except to immunocompromised people. most countries with high vaccine coverage continued to ignore our call for a global moratorium on boosters. that's a huge point of contention and conversation. right now we put it up for debate here . it would, it would make no sense to ensure that most people at least get their 1st dose of the vaccine lava, then pushing for people to have the, the booster. but then i think, oh importantly we have to look at the efficacy of the actual vaccine because we still know that people who have stumbled days just can still policy and, and also still and be affected by the virus or finance. ready one of the issues that i think they should be really nifty. now i've seen that education is key because we do still have a lot of hesitant people. not wanting to take the vaccine. and also, just really, it just seemed quite unfair that they still mandate the nice, it's now mandatory that health workers should have the vaccine. i think it should
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also include education, the immunity generated by vaccination. decays. it over time, particularly actually in the elderly, the most vulnerable, and certainly up to 6 months. these boosters just really have a really significant impact. we're seeing that in real world data from israel, for instance, where they've rolled out the booster campaign. so we can see the value of booster shot, you know, variances are going to continue to be generated. ready what was the virus is allowed to spread, particularly in countries? indeed like south africa where vaccination, right? so lower than what this emphasizes the need to control the pandemic at the global level as well as locally. and it's all, it is in all our interests to support the role of axis across the world. and we should be in a position where every to choose should be supporting the increased manufacturing distribution of vaccines. and we should choose between boosters for the most vulnerable an hour late, and whether or not somebody else who hasn't been back, somebody gets their 1st job. and while the new covariance spreads across the world
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with joe biden, and the mayor of san francisco are facing a public backlash of the violating their own masked mandate, she can find out more on that story. plenty more for you, reporting online now at our t dot com at least 4 people have been killed and another 19 injured because of severe storms that a battering is stamp. bolden popular tourist resorts in turkey. ah . all the winds completely knocked down that clock tower, as well as overturning vehicles, damaging roofs, and felling trees. shipping traffic on the busy, both for straits, been suspended on numerous plains, have been unable to land forecasts of warning that the dangerous weather's likely to continue its. a late tuesday the sex trafficking trial of british social i delayed, maxwell has begun in new york. she's accused of grouping, underage girls for convicted sex offender, jeffrey epstein,
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who died in prison in 2019 artes john hardy report from outside the courthouse. 15 on year old and gillen maxwell has been in jail nearly 17 months since being charged with several counts of federal charges, including the sex trafficking of miners. now prosecutors including by the way, maureen, coney, who is the daughter a former f b. i director james comey, she's among the federal prosecutors on the team. they maintain that melts maxwell essentially help recruit and groom young women some as young as the 14 years of age to essentially perform sexual acts and massages, that kind of thing on disgraced and now deceased finance. here jeffrey epstein while also according to a number of the victims, a v allege victims in the case providing them tab seeing circle of wealthy and powerful friends among the names that had come out as we reported quite extensively . prince andrew, the duke of your car, former new mexico governor, bill richard, also famous side defense attorney allen dirty with all of whom have denied the
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allegations leveled against them. the alleged victims, several of whom are here today at the court house, and other witnesses will reportedly testify under pseudonyms, but their identities will be revealed to the jury's. however, over the several years of this, the identity of those victims have come forward. we do know some of the most prominent ones, virginia roberts, frey monk, several others. now, maxwell has pled not guilty to the charges against her arguing along with her defense team that she's essentially being scapegoat. and that she was being used as a pond by geoffrey epstein. epstein, of course, was found dead in his presence in his jail cell. shortly after his arrest back in august 2019. and by the way, myself and one of my friends photographers was one of the last journalists actually on at think taurus island in the, in the u. s. virgin islands before his death. now, city medical examiner here, new york said, died by suicide by hanging as the jury basically,
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the jury's been picked and their civil questions really calling about the trial among them. will gillan maxwell testifying the case? that's a very risky proposition by the defense for many reasons. also will jury see and what we're hearing is that the answer is yes. prosecutors will bring possible evidence from the quote unquote little black book that maxwell had. and also that epstein had of all the basically the names the numbers and contacts, including those wealthy and powerful friends. as i mentioned now, judge alison nathan, who has presided over many other high profile cases here and has also been nominated for the circuit court of appeals. my president biden, which is next step. you know, one step from the u. s. supreme court. she's already ruled against maxwell several times in maxwell's bid for bail sank, agreeing with prosecutors that she is a possible flight risk. now, the trial is expected to last at least 6 weeks. so that would stretch it basically through christmas christmas here in the united states,
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at the same court house by the way, where other high profile defendants had been including my boss, john gotti, and bernie made off. so this is de, one of a very followed a trial, and then of course, a case that we've talked about. this may national and international headlines. it's going to be a closely watch 6 weeks. let's turn out to journalists and commentator chadwick. we'll walk back to our tea. what most people are going to be watching here is if maxwell takes the stand and stops naming names, even with accusation, just having a name floated in. this trial is going to be deeply damaging for a few people. right, absolutely. and everyone is watching to see if that will happen. we don't really have much indication as to whether or not she will actually take the stand. but of course, everyone wants to know who's in that little black book, who is going out to the so called peter island, who was lying on his private plane that will lead express. we have many of those names, of course, including former president bill clinton. lots of powerful democrats and their
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friends, the members of the royal family. but also we have this decision from judge nathan that says you can basically block a lot of information from reaching the public. the media has been barred from a court room here, which is very interesting. and the judge is made a ruling very recently that accurate leave is i could worry that in pure and sensational information will not be released to the public. nobody really knows what the meter on impure and facial might be. the whole trial is pretty sensational . and lots of the things that maxwell is accused of doing are quite impure. although given some of the horrendous salacious elements to this case, but also the sensationalist adamant of it, of being someone who is a socialize, this is the judge, not have a responsibility to try and take some of that because a way so the jury can make it decision based on what she's accused of, rather than having to carry the can for the monster that was jeffrey epstein. well,
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i think it just raises a lot of eyebrows, and of course people are pull conspiracy there whenever they raise eyebrows with cage when they rate and they sort of think that the best way to do that is that you've got a judge who is a week before the trial began, democrat or offering to give her a job motion into the 2nd circuit court of appeals. and then you have the prosecutor who james co mean daughter james called me who of course of the democratic party fixer. and you know that harry clinton also off the, off the case of her emails and the former f b i, director, looks like the democrats early, circling the wagons. and if you question your conspiracy theorists, and we know that anyone who is implemented in this dealings went to the island to possibly abuse young girls were bought in sex trafficking. well, it all, they kind of use towards one side of the political spectrum. that's the democrat party and their friends and their donors,
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another powerful people in the world. and now we have a biden, a obama by a judge who is conveniently up for promotion week before it begins. and the prosecutor who's dad obviously carried water for the democratic party as well. none of that really competent in the justice system or in the trial to begin with. and now we have other information that you know, you don't want to create more of a circus around this trial. well, i don't know there's what trials in this country, i'm there, absolute complete surfaces. so why does this get special treatment? it seems to be just, there was very powerful, democrat and democrat donors and friends who are involved or potentially could be involved. and if some of this information isn't going to be at the trial, because as you say, the judge's protected some of the level likelihood. some of this is all going to come out anyway. it's not like an injunction. is it? but what impact could that have on the trial process? the thing it's difficult to say. we don't really know what's going on inside the room on the media has been barred from from there. and this is not just
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a televised media, which is not allowed in federal courts anyway, but media in general is not knowing what's going on inside this court. so we don't really know what the judge redacting. we don't know what, what maxwell had said earlier that the judge found to be so impure and translational that the jurors just put couldn't possibly hear it. but there's just lots of questions circling around. if justice will be served, that if we can with faith in our legal system, it's, you know, it all just kind of read something. something seems distinct here for a lot of people. and it's still any day one of 6 weeks ahead of us. all right, well we're in new york for that. thank you. next, a new leaked documents suggests berlin tried to pressure washington not to impose sanctions over nordstrom to the german for a ministry also warned us that sanctions against the due gas pipeline from russia damage, trans, atlantic unity because he goes down off now, recalls while germany has outright confirmed that it has reached out to some us officials to some your senators in
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a bit to discourage them from imposing new more sanctions on the north stream to gas pipeline that runs all the way from russia and into germany. the confirmation came in a response to a question to from a journalist with ortiz, roughly video agency have a listen. this is, there is a document suggesting that the german government, as members of the you asked congress not to impose sanctions on the node stream to pipeline. because this new would undermine us credibility and damage trans, atlantic alliance. unity would you confirm the german federal government efforts to come to the sanctions. i can say the departmental chiefs of both the foreign and economics and technology ministries visited washington d. c. recently and conducted fruitful negotiations with representatives of the u. s . government and congress. we are continuing intense coordination of efforts with the u. s. have ministration on the implementation of a joint statement on nordstrom to we regulate exchange of views on the subject on many levels. our position in regard to sanctions is well known where categorically
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against any sanctions against allies. so they should not surprise anyone to have a car. well, germany could become one of the main benefactors from nordstrom to gas pipeline, becoming operational. in fact, it could help the whole of the e u, you know, deal with the energy crisis. but according to the german ambassador in ukraine, nordstrom to gas pipeline is still at least 6 months away from that. now the whole construction has been hampered by some fierce opposition coming from the u. s. that has been slapping sanctions on various companies involved in the construction of the pipeline and coming from ukraine as well. see a huge chunk over rushes, gas gets into europe through caves pipeline. so now with a new, a modern pipeline in place, key is that it services will become obsolete. that's despite repeated assurances coming from both germany and the russian president vladimir putin,
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that nord stream to will not be turned into an economic weapon. a wave of smash and grab robbery, shook the u. s. during the thanksgiving holiday on the weekends, black friday sales with many pointing out that the police seem to be overwhelmed with the level of crime that erupted and with the christmas holidays just around the corner. now people are asking if the authorities can actually keep their cities safe with their hands, apparently tired by new policies. more on that next from saskia. taylor. remember the days of good cop bad cop while back on in case you missed the memo. now every cop is a batty. well we need to complete this. not until the minneapolis police department i i know often towards floyd's. my dad people came for policing budgets were slashed
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forces and no go stop and such was out. accountability was in. so where are we now? while the politicians who pulled the money plug, leaving police departments high and dry, might feel safe from neg gated communities. but for the rest of america? well, from coast to coast, from small towns to big cities, crime is on the rise. one year and the biggest annual spike of homicides in 60 years later states now trying to fast track a return to the good old days over or in order to reverse the tide of rising crime, we need to stop the demon demonizing and sabotaging the dedicated men women who risked their lives every single day to keep the rest of us safe enough is enough. we cannot the fund, the police. we need to refund the police. instead of less funding,
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we need more investment in public safety and a knife in the back of the democrat, lawmakers everywhere, almost 90 percent of marilyn's black voters back him because if they have been most affected by fewer patrol cars in the neighbourhood, and this isn't a one off this yet has seen a wave of pro police candidates be elected all across the country from liberal seattle to minneapolis, the very place george floyd died at the hands of a police officer. the list really does go on. it turns out that lol assess is not as exciting in real life as it is in the weston's. and for the democrats already terrified of the mid term bloodbath. this could be a death knell already blue republicans, the proud gun toting law and order party a polling 8 percent higher than democrats nationally. it's almost like voters have realized that it's one thing to shout to slogan, to make a gesture. it's another thing to come up with
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a real game plan. it does not present any sort of plan for what will come after. there is no specificity as to what services which provide what law enforcement would look like. what residents can expect. police might be back in demand, but it looks like too little too late. the usaa saying record numbers of offices leaving the force and recruitment numbers away down despite all types of incentives to boost them. when you start treating those who hunt for criminals as the criminals themselves, then also willing to go out and take a bullet view. a lot of the competent people who would make good police offices, a refraining because they feel that they can go to prison for doing their job. 3, a police officer, you put your life in jeopardy. now some feel they're not protected. the criminals have more rights than police offices today. the careful what you wish for what started as a catchy slogan and a bit to be down with the voters turned into
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a radical agenda that's been kind to criminals and cruel to the lawful. hey, that is what the headline stories were across here. it out. see in moscow, plenty more reporting a reaction for you, a colson, l t dot com and i'll youtube channel. and other for me calling brand new state. thanks for watching. see when off. now, with helping my body comes with the young handicap, by right here and what's up? jason usually comes out with a
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good day bye. be careful with all of his mail form and he'll come out and i'll give him his ma'am. with coming up, i just rather mail or something like that and they get things like cotton, like their medicine at jack's, you know, so you know, when that's coming and they know sometimes with special attention about on the job, what does that point to? it's not even like a job else, just like a normal family thing that you're dealing with a letter on your door and you will be handled to a spot, thousands of miles away in the most remote corner of you know, it's really great. i mean i don't get.

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