investigates, claims that industrial mines, extracting the precious material, needed for cleaner energy, are in fact poisoning the environment with dire health consequences for those living in their shadow. the cost of cobalt people in power on a jessina. ah well, number one, tennis tall novak chunk of inch has been told to leave astray leah, a botched visa application is to blame. ah, oh, i'm adrian. and again, this is al jazeera, alive from doe hub, also coming up a russia lead alliance says that it's sending peacekeepers to kazakhstan as protest there continue coping with cove it as cases rise across the
globe. government seek to find a balance between keeping economies open at ensuring public safety and the year on from the attack on america seat of power, the u. s. capital police chief testifies to the senate and pledge is to strength and security. ah, the world's number one tennis player is facing deportation from australia though mark joke of it was taken from melbourne zap ports to a government detention hotel in the city, pending his removal from australia because of a visa issue is lawyers are appealing the decision prominence. the scott morrison says the joke of ich failed to provide enough proof for a medical exemption from cobit 19 vaccination. asked for the rules. rules ah, rules, and there are night. special cases. rules are rules,
is what i said yesterday. that's the policy, the government and has been governments strong, border protection policies, and particularly in relation to the pandemic. that is ensure the destroyer has one of the lowest death rights from target anywhere in the world. we one of the 1st countries to move on shutting ab was we were criticized at the time. but it was the right decision. and we have maintained those important border controls of the entire period of the pandemic. that's our live our skype to australia, sunshine coast. sarah clark is that for us, sarah, jock, of which clearly thought that all the paperwork was in order before he left do by what's happened sidney. that extraordinary twist in his saga, we had the press conference was a joint press conference held by tenant the strategy of the ceo of these try an open and victorian government on wednesday saying that he probably exemption or medical exemption to travel to playing the stray. an open had been approved and was approved by 2 independent panels. his application was submitted blindly,
so it's not to get preferential treatment to any of the high profile tennis plus in his torment, it was granted along with a handful of other applicants on the arrival last night. so wednesday evening, around 1130, he arrived at the tele, marina melbourne, and border officials deigned the evidence that they were presented with wasn't enough to grant or prove him entry into astrology. as a result, the prime minister has not confirmed on the be the status of the v to he had, has been revoked and canceled and he does fight deportation. now the prime minister noted in his press conference earlier that the final decision does live with the commonwealth. and in this case, it meant the study and border forces under the last 24 hours and said that he must lay that we do know that his lawyer is seeking to launch an injunction in the federal court. we get to receive confirmation of that, but that my stephanie block, stop. he's deportation, but it's
a blow to his hope that the strain open. we've had some swift response from the supporting couldn't the serbian president? he said he's now speaking, in accordance with international law support to pursue the truth and justice behind the be the revocation of the joker, which is an extraordinary turn. the payments to hear that this incident has not been politicized. he simply said the rules are rules and as a result, a joke of which like anyone else, if he doesn't have the right bees requirements and right documentation, it cannot enter astray. yeah. alright, ceremony, thanks, sarah clunk there live in brisbin. let's go to the capital camera. dennis shanahan, is that for us on skype piece, the national editor of the a straight in. good teddy with us as well. this is a fine mess. what do you make of it? well, it is indeed, and it's being typical of the covey restrictions throughout australia because of the federal system with heads,
state governments with different views to the federal government, different restrictions between states. and of course, this is also a federal election year when the handling of the covey response is going to be crucial for scott morrison. and what we've actually had is victorian state government and tennis trailer. extremely king did not go dock of it in the the strain open. they accepted his recommendations and paperwork, but the federal board of force has said he did not present and nuff evidence that he was either exempt from vaccination or had been for medical grounds or he had been vaccinated. so we've actually got the federal government calling the shots on entry to australia. and of course, well, you know, the prime minister says it's not political. it will have a political impact, and i think it will be despite the disruption,
the striving open. i generally popular decision by the commonwealth government not to bend the rules for sportsmen. so given the public outcry, you think there's every possibility here the morrison government could have influenced the board of forced decision here of a chocolate. oh no, i'm not suggesting that. i think it was pretty open and shut and you've got to remember that the prime minister was the minister who actually founded the strategy in border force. so he knows how the board force works. we have that as a nation, had very strict international border restrictions. and there was a feeling, there was a whole dispute about the visiting english cricket, tame and the prime minister actually spoke to the british prime minister about trying to ensure that the english test cricket could be played in australia. but
some of those british english players deemed it, they didn't want to come to australia. so while yes, the prime minister was came to had the english tourist here. he didn't want any one who was going to break the rules. i think he's come down on the side of the rules. very hard. he's obviously taking a political advantage. he's defending decision, but i'm not suggesting that he would have actually influenced the individual decision. all right, but is there any risk of a political and diplomatic spat with serbia over the decision? oh, well i think we've already got one of the president, serbia has made it clear that he feel set doc of it is being victimized and harassed. and, and police politicized decision. scott marson, only a little over an hour ago, rejected as to characterizations. he said, these rules are applied to every one equally, and it is up to the passenger window to have their paperwork in order when they
arrive, no matter who they are. and that there are people being sent back, who file or having a visa isn't guarantee going to getting there are all these other requirements. and so i think that the prime minister will make a virtue of the fact that he has applied the rules equally. no matter to what celebrity or sports star, and that the population, particularly in melbourne, melbourne, after all, has had the longest locked downs of any international city in the world. and so there is a lot of popular feeling about giving a celebrities rich people special exemptions. and i think this will actually be a positive for the prime minister politically. good story, dennis. many thanks indeed, dennis shannon, the national heater at the australian nations across the world are implementing strategies to deal with the omicron variant, many a seeking to find
a fine balance between curbing it spread without imposing overly excessive restrictions. in the us, the white house is urging states to find ways to keep schools open despite record case numbers. at the same time, the president's top medical adviser has told people to continue taking precautions . the big caveat is we should not be complacent. since the increased transmit ability of varian may be of alma kron might be overwritten by the sheer volume of the number of cases that may be a reduced severity, but could still stress all hospital system. mexico is inching closer 230-0000 deaths from coven 19, but the number of people in hospital is low at the moment, compared to in previous waves. in italy, any one over the age of 50 is now being told to get vaccinated. employees in this age group had previously been able to enter the workplace using
a negative test result that will no longer be the case. meanwhile, frances president and mac kron is facing criticism. after issuing a deliberately provocative warning to unvaccinated people, france reported around 335000 new infections. another national record, the government is trying to push tougher measures through parliament. despite soaring infection rates, some experts feel we may now be at a turning point in the panoramic. it appears that while on the corner is more contagious, it causes less severe illness from the previous delta variant. many believe that 2022 could see the end of the acute phase of the panoramic. but it sounds, as he was showing a whole explains vaccines will need to be distributed what equitably around the world to achieve that over the next 3 months, the omicron variant is expected to account for $3000000000.00 infections worldwide . that's as many as during the entire plan demik so far. and yet there is optimism
that this may be the beginning of the end. i think the vaccines and drugs and now available can reduce kind of a button by of 95 percent. so there is no longer top 10 health problems. i think it's going to be very difficult to actually get to under control in terms of controlling cases. so we're talking about controlling severe disease and which thing mortality massively. so was that still will be cases unfortunate. they, they will be much less of a rival, south africa, where on the ground was supposed detected is now providing intriguing clues about what may happen next. infection numbers, they're dropping fast in a population that's achieved high levels of natural immunity. down more than 50 percent from their peak restrictions are being lifted and a number of international studies support claims that alma cronies, less dangerous, confining itself more to the nasal and upper respiratory passages than the lungs.
the infection numbers are enormous and yet undeniably the public health consequences are less severe. so have we genuinely reached a turning point? well, plenty of scientists seem to think so. and even the world health organization says that 2022 could bring an end to the acute phase of the pandemic. but the world health organization cautions that's possible only if the vaccines and treatments available in the rich world are made equally available to all a goal. the world is some way from achieving and even then scientific views are divided on the contrary and actually shows us that this bias by flexible, the con, radiate is so different to the other ways that we've seen that actually able to enter and sell in incomplete, different ways from the waves, previous range use to enter and what we realize is that the space for the application of this virus is quite large. and
a lot of transmission is allowed to continue. the course of the panoramic is going to be very, very unpredictable. hi, transmission rates, raise other concerns to the debilitating effects of long cove. it the continued risk to the vulnerable and the unvaccinated. increasingly though, policy thinking seems to be shifting away from long term control measures towards the view that the vast majority of us may be able to live alongside the virus. eventually posing as much risk to public health as the flu. donor halt, al jazeera london, a russian that alliance of former soviet state says that it will send peacekeepers to kazakhstan of the countries president appealed for help to quell protests. public buildings have been torched and at least 8 security officers have been killed in days of unrest. a violence was initially sparked over a sharp rise and the price of fuel al jazeera is rosalyn. jordan has the latest.
there is now a state of emergency across has extern after 4 days of violent protests, birth over the cost of you. then over the leadership of president carson, jermarta guy, who has fired his cabinet and named a new acting prime minister that you took i of is urging demonstrators to call off cadillac. i am much azar pod, i thought, dear compatriots urge you once again to see reason not to react to provocations from inside and outside. lots to the euphoria of riley's and permissive nurse calls to attack office spaces of civilian military authorities are absolutely illegal because this is the crime followed by a punishment. has like citizens took to the streets on sunday to denounce the government's decision, to raise the cost of liquefied natural gas used in cars from $0.11 per liter to $0.28 per liter. in a country where the monthly minimum wage is less than a $100.00, demonstrator say they can't afford it. the protests have grown both in size and in
purpose, namely, a public coal fork held ability at the united nations and appeal for comb. following with concern in monitoring the situation in kazakhstan, i think it's very important for all involved in these current events to exercise restraint, refrain from violence and promote a dialogue in addressing all of the pertinent issues. while at the white house pushed back against a narrative being pushed by russia, there are some crazy russian claims about the us being behind this. so let me just use this opportunity to convey that is absolutely false. and clearly a part of the standard russian disinformation playbook. we've seen a lot of in past years. a former he was diplomat, holds the political upheaval inevitable. but this has been festering for a long time. the stupendous corruption of the nozzle by a family anessa by f corona's have caused
a lot of concern and cause extra where despite tremendous oil wealth, income inequality is really quite substantial. and a lot of people are living really close to the subsistence margin. a public uproar over the cost of living now challenging the powers that be in kazakhstan. rosalind jordan elgin's era, washington still come here on out is here, the ears, foreign policy chief sends a warning as russia continues to mass troops on the border with ukraine. and we'll look at why child poverty rates and argentina, a soaring ah hello, we got more savvy. the forecast for get parts of canada to parts of well northern areas of the u. s. big area cloud here. nasty little area of low pressure just
around the lakes tightly practised parson or a strong winds coming in cold winds as well. type to struggle 3 minus $24.00 in winnipeg on thursday that snow mix will make its way over towards the appalachians . heading over towards eastern seaboard for thursday. slightly dry weather coming back in behind, but crisp and cold weather towards the west. there we go. more snow in the forecast spilling and across the mountain states through western parts of canada. see some rain there for a time. also heading towards parts of washington and b. c. but the snow does become a little more expansive as it pushes in across the rockies more snow into those central areas of canada. cold in our favor towards eastern seaboard, new york with a top temperature of freezing and the see if you're lucky, you'll get up to minus one celsius. so some dazzling, sparkling cold sunshine coming through here. it's warm sunshine across the caribbean. la, she fine and dry. we have got a few showers in the forecast just around the eastern islas, for
a time heading over to ward hispaniola, jamaica, stay settle and sunny much of cuba. generally 5 with further showers central america. ah, african stories from african perspective. most of them are never boy, one that has not been a good machine because of the voice of machine happy. in any short documentary spy, filmmakers from kenya. key rate of talent is something that is and ivory coast colors. i live here in scrap yet animal africa direct on al jazeera lou.
ah, hello again. this is al jazeera. let's remind you. the main news, the south novak joke of it is facing deportation from australia. the government says the fail to provide enough proof for a medical exemption from coven 19 vaccination. upon his arrival, he was to, to play in the australian open. the u. s. president's top medical advice researching people to continue taking precautions against the corona virus until he found she warned against complacency, despite indications that the omicron varied may not be a severe. as previous ones, a russian lead alliance says they will send peacekeepers to context on of the president asked for help to quote protests. several security officers have been killed in 4 days of unrest. it was settled, fire, rise in the price of fuel. ah
. on the eve of the 1st anniversary of the u. s. capital attack, the new head of the capitol hill police force has told congress that his team is dramatically improved and ready to protect them. thomas manga was a retired police chief in maryland when the assault concert occurred, and was hired to refresh that apartment so that it could withstand that a future attacks on his who as john hendrick, reports, washington, if the attack on the u. s. capital were to happen again today, thomas mangin says the newly revamped force could hold the mob at bay. we didn't have the people we, we didn't act on the intelligence and we just weren't prepared to weigh, we should have been and that, that's gonna change that has changed and, and the next time that we're tested up, we will not be making those same mistakes. the inspector general for the fortunate protects the u. s. capital complex found that during the january 6th, 2021 assault,
one year ago, officers had ignored intelligence warnings that writers might attack the seat of government. and when they did, offices were numbered out, maneuvered, and ill equipped. and while i'm proud of our officers, the events of january 6th did expose critical departmental failures and deficiencies with operational planning, intelligence, staffing, training, and equipment. um, anger outsider brought in to overhaul the camp or to lease to the senate rules committee. he's addressed 90 of a $103.00 recommendations made by the inspector general would could take 3 years to hire the $447.00 additional officers. it needs across the u. s. federal agents in nearly every state are continuing to track down the estimated 2500 writers involved in the attacks. they're using 14000 hours of video from reporters surveillance cameras and police body cameras. so far more than $700.00 people have been charged . the justice department remains committed to holding all january 6 perpetrators
at any level. accountable under law retired general russell, honor a who let a house review of the failures of the police on january 6 told us the force was simply unprepared. it was a total failure government. that being said, the law officers and the d. c. police saved out democracy, but somehow the troll defense department where he had ripped out the qualified people and put his all operators in there, found a way not to said the national guard when they could have been there early up. we've got to get government straight. president biden is expected to address the attack on its anniversary. he will forcibly push back on the lie spread by the former president in an attempt to mislead the american people and his own supporters as well as distract from his role and what happens like that turns the tables on the last president who sent the mob to capitol hill in his speech that
perpetuated the lie that he not bitin actually won the 2020 election. john henderson al jazeera washington. they are a finance top diplomat as warned that russia would face massive consequences for any military escalation in ukraine. joseph burrell has been visiting the front lines of ukraine's rule with washing backed forces in the countries east. it seen as a show of solidarity with ukraine. russia has denied it, has plans to invade its neighbor, despite a massing tens of thousands of troops at the border. the conflict of the boz ah, he's on the verge of getting deeper. and then sions has been building up with respect to the european security as a whole. russia has been massy. do you know lady news? you own mana woodlands? around to canyon border in
a joint press conference with germany's foreign minister, the u. s. secretary of state antony blank and condemned russia's behavior towards ukraine. both germany in the united states. c rushes actions toward ukraine. as an immediate and urgent challenge to peace and stability in europe. we condemn russia's military build up on ukraine's borders, as well as moscow's increasingly our rhetoric. as a continues to push the false narrative that ukraine seeks to provoke a conflict with russia. that's a little bit like b fox saying it had no choice but to attack the hen house because somehow the hands presented a threat to germany as foreign minister said that iran has squandered a lot of trust and the time is running out to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal talks of resumed in vienna between iran and world powers. dawson jibari is there. there is a south korean delegation that's arrived in vienna led by the country's vice minister of foreign affairs. they are holding meetings with various parties. of course,
south korea is very important in all of this because they are one of the countries that is, are holding on to anywhere between $7.00 and $9000000000.00 of iranian funds in their country as a result of us sanctions. iran was one of those main suppliers to south korea when it comes to oil. as a result of un sanctions in 2018. and the south koreans hasn't been able to pay or on for the purchases they've made of iranian oil. amongst other things, this is why as the delegation is here, they're holding discussions with the americans and this could be viewed as a positive step. we still don't know if they will meet with the iranians, but as the 8th round of talks continue there, is there a sense that all sides really want to achieve a result as quickly as possible? but the iranians have said that they are not going to sacrifice or the result of because of time they will stay here as long as needed. the americans from the state department f said that they are now talking about sanctions lifting and
verification, which of course, if course is very important for the ranges in return, they expect iran to return to full compliance of the nuclear deal since they started reducing their commitment in 2019 as a result of the americans leaving the deal more rockets have been fired at an iraqi military base. hosting us soldiers, 5 rounds targeted the iron asada base. no casualties have been reported that several attempted attacks on us troops in iraq in recent days. it coincides with the 2nd anniversary of the killing of top iranian general customs solar monte, who was assassinated by the us in baghdad. nearly $100.00 hostages, including women and children, have been rescued in northwestern nigeria. they were abducted by armed groups more than 2 months ago. they were taken from the homes and remote communities in the states of some fodder and psychosis. police say that they were rescued in joint security operations targeting the camps of armed groups that have been active in the region. charles policy rates and argentina have soared in the past few years.
that's despite the government spending billions on the problem earlier late. the south american country is struggling with a 50 percent inflation rate and financial instability. i'll just say restoration. bo reports from my daughter's yes. children having fun and singing at this daycare center. im when a site is most of the kids come here because their parents are working minimum wage jobs such as urban recyclers or got bonita, us as they're known here in the past to your demand for these low paying urban recycling. jobs have been on the rise. amanda natalia satisfy has been working here for years. she says the waiting list is getting longer every day, and thought lesser laugh and don't know who they live. we have families waiting to kindergarten. another class is the pandemic. devastated us is that the thing that is clear them is he inequality that exists? so we never got why fi computers or anything to help this kid?
well, i found the daycare center opens at 5 pm daily, just went, parents need to go out to work. that kids are given meals and they participate in activities that will help them in school. all right, so 100 children are brought here every day. they remain in this place until 11 o'clock in the evening. that's when their parents are able to come and pick them up . the fact that so many children whose parents are urban recyclers on this tweet shows how difficult the situation is for many families in this country were child at poverty rates are close to 65 percent because ponied us movement was born out of the economic crisis of 2001. in the past 2 decades, the movement has become more organized and is now a critical part of argentine as recycling efforts. media monserat is a mother struggling to make ends meet. she says it's the only job she has been able
to find. it pays around a $150.00 a month on my, on my to live. we pay rent and we try to give our children what we can. everything worries me. i want to give them an education and food i want them to move forward in life. the pandemic has exacerbated argentina's economic crisis. government handouts and assistance for the poor have increased. but people like it, what are the loans are says argentina needs to do much more. that can be niger margin. tina we seeing that different governments have assisted at least a 3rd of the population. but the situation does not improve. the problem is the labor sector is not getting better if i contina doesn't generate jobs in people's lives, won't get better. and to improve the labor sector has to be a change in the product of structure, an increase in the countries g, d, p. in the vast decades, argentina has been unable to improve the level market and generate decent jobs. and
that's had a huge impact on children in the country whose parents are forced to work in the informal sector and on the streets. b. so under sita, when site is pretty more video reports like vance, along with the latest news, sports analysis and comment of the website. take a look at al jazeera dot com ah, scripts every with a fellow, adrian finnegan here in dough. how with the headlines on al jazeera novak joke of inches facing deportation from australia, the government says he failed to provide enough proof for a medical exemption from coven 19 vaccination upon his arrival. but earlier organizers of the australian open tournaments with officials of victoria state said that he had been approved for an exemption. australia's prime minister says that simply wasn't the case rules.