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in today's headlines europe sees a major surge in covert inspections forcing the return of restrictions as or sections of the population suffer disproportionately. also this hour russia gets ready to start clinical testing of another couple run a virus vaccine across the country. and britain is opening its 1st migrant camp after a surge in channel crossings the locals give mixed reaction to the move. to kenya we don't want you to keep something you know so you see these little people the plight of babies not being you thought you don't have much. to give to choose.
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a very warm welcome to the program on this tuesday afternoon it's called him here and the russian capital to get started with your live news update. first the world seeing a resurgence of coded 19 with countries registering a record spike in infections it's worse in governments to bring back restrictions triggering outrage among the population in particular protest against social inequality as it's been reported that the pandemic is hitting poor and other vulnerable groups hardest our europe correspondent charles devinsky has the story. coverage 19 pandemic has highlighted many problems from inadequate medical resources to a lack of trust in governments around the world but perhaps the starkest issue that it's exposed is how different it is to experience a pandemic if you are poor compared to those with money.
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thank you thank you thank you thank you you. people impossible dream face new restrictions all movement there has been and grew over what some and labeling has segregation this is an example of government defense fear of people confined poor neighborhoods all the districts can continue to enjoy their kids. the president of the community of madrid treats this area like a ghetto the virus is here but why does that mean the workers need to be locked up it's even claimed in the evening at the oprah highlighted the disparity in how people in the cheapest seats were treated they were in the well of those in the more expensive seats below had adequate social distancing measures in place.
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social inequality has also been a topic for protesters in. while in the u.k. the editor of the. medical journal the lancet lambasted what he described as being the true scale of social pathology underlying national crisis the gruner virus pandemic has exposed the reality of contemporary britain the countries defined by poverty insecurity and inequality science cannot guide the government in
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formulating this strategy a plan for britain's future must be guided instead of values and the lessons learned from the human consequences of this pandemic there has also been concern raised about the minority ethnic backgrounds who make up a 3rd of patients in the intensive care units we are continuing to see black asian and minority ethnic people suffering disproportionately in terms of intensive kid missions so not acting means that we're not protecting the vulnerable communities action was needed back in july and it's certainly needed now more than ever i think minorities so also faced issues here in france statistics from the government's own agency revealed that the disproportionate impact of early on in the pandemic that saw it up by a 134 percent amongst north african immigrants it was up 219 percent for those who were born elsewhere in africa and it's not just plain europe that there
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are problems across the globe it's estimated the pandemic will have a reaching consequences with inequalities whitening an estimated $71000000.00 additional people will be living in extreme poverty due to covet 19 sudden asia in sub-saharan africa are expected to see the largest increases in extreme poverty would an additional 32000000 and 26000000 people respectively live in the large international poverty line as a result of the pandemic the european commission has pledged to aid poor countries with a vaccine when one is approved for use commission president. has said that the. it was about ensuring its commitment to quit to blacks as the world's poorest and most vulnerable people but many people living in europe particularly those who exist on all points to the poverty line may be questioning where that help is then right now
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how are they expecting people to respond to this all over it's not just europe it's all over the world people are being asked to make sacrifices if people saw beneficial results from the wards coming out of the sacrifices in terms of a drop in the infection rate or an improvement in their general life circumstances then they probably would be compliant or more complied but at the moment seeing absolutely nothing and it seems to be getting worse by the day this is hitting all populations disproportionately the poorer and particularly ethnic minorities are being hit hardest the magic bullet of course that we're all after is a vaccine the acid test will be who gets the vaccine quickest is it go even if. the people there are worst affected should be the people who get the vaccine 1st.
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the russian health ministry is approved testing of another coronavirus vaccine clinical trials will begin soon in cities across the country with around $3000.00 volunteers and fault this comes a month after russia registered its 1st code back to vaccines but mcvie my colleague ivan owen spoke to our correspondent richard national about the new trials. this brand new vaccine has no name yet but we know how it works it is a so-called inactivated chronic virus vaccine meaning it contains the deadly virus in it but it has been we came to we've been killed depending so that it cannot infect cells or replicate but still is capable of setting off a needed response from the immune system of the body so it's quite a tricky thing the trials 7 are indeed about to start very soon in 3 russian cities 3000 volunteers are expected to take part after the injection they will be isolated will 16 days this will the particle require is under close supervision of
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scientists and doctors and we expect to hear the 1st results by the end of november and this is russia's 3rd to corona virus vaccine entering human trials another one is factor we expect it's registration within the next month but that we don't think stray say far here in russia ease of course the drug known as sputnik be it is the end in a virus based viral factor vaccine meaning it has a new deadly virus in aids and i have to say that aids why divided worlds scientific community and those who are worried about 8 and are concerned about the speed of its development and doubt its effectiveness just earlier this month around 40 experts signed an open letter expressing their concerns and expressing their attitude towards russian vaccine and on the yusuf thank russia for its research and among those lost who are thankful to was russia at the head of the world health
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organization's who were peeling off its let's take a listen to little news even if they didn't appreciate you. for being devoted to the full $94.00 seem to be pulling for the letter saying it isn't for that easy. getting to the front of the scene for. mystic look it is in russia's capital today by the way here the city moscow's telemedicine center and we expect to meet him later today in a forest like loop i'll be able to talk about the russian vaccines we've seen as well you one of the early volunteers who came forward to say that you're you try this book makes the the question is what happened you know were the any any contra indications are you feeling alright other than go the i got me into action on saturday or maybe cavett was a placebo because this is
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a so-called double blind trial when neither participant or doctors know who eaves receiving what kind of drug is it a drug or placebo no one knows and actually i don't know whether i'll have the answer to this question at all and this is the idea of these trials so i got it on saturday whatever it was and in the next day i felt quite bad to be honest as if i had some kind of earth fire is was starting and so i got muscles he i got some you had a it was very hard for me to concentrate in terms of these and. it faded away like the next day so it just lasted around like 16 hours but i was again under the supervision of doctors are like you know millions of them called me during the day osteen i mean frank my feelings about my how so and i hear young people praise me for taking part in this trial i'm one of the around 40000 to 56 paid actually in
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phase 3 of the clinical trials will be but i don't like negri that the reason like bravery or hair reason behind these moves because i entered the trial after phase one and 2 were complete and the goal of the 1st 2 stages eastern. that the vaccine all the drug is safe so i don't put myself into any danger but the reason chance that i mean after this injection if it was not to placebo my body can produce on antibiotics and i can be able to receive spur on a virus so and this is what i dissipated in the straw for all these chance to be able to receive these from the virus that is i mean i want in the world in such a matter for the last 8 months. britain's 1st refugee camp has opened its doors a former army barracks and folkestone and the southern county of current will house
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up to 400 asylum seekers a local authorities are worried and frustrated after not being consulted it comes as almost $6500.00 migrants have made their dangerous trip in small boats across the english channel already this here. he. is. fed up hearing it we don't want to pull them over the people to play debate it's
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got big don't you fuckin don't have a match ups to get to use this is happened quite quickly we 1st found out about it maybe 2 weeks ago and we've had a lot of questions none of which we've had such a structure has to yet i think is a good idea because school. many buildings here that and i think these people looked at something which you know safe to be really seeking to say to them that's fair enough to do it in the could mean it is good or bad you don't see what we don't know. that might be just very great to be. i don't know the bees again this is just a very tenacious community and people have been training a very nice new launch of them doing like a shark and she just got me a little bit see the wish that she'd be because it's just to be a shark to keep it straight over the sea company and for money it will get quite
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cheap. black for a president's arm even black simpson characters have been left out of twitter after a mistake and it's photo preview feature of platforms algorithm to fit an image into the main feed left opera obama and favor of the white politician mitch mcconnell and favored white simpson characters and even golden labrador us over their darker counterparts a social media giant admits it did not test enough for automatic bias and has launched an investigation but it's not the 1st such controversy one user of video communications companies assume question why his dark skin colleague was vanishing during a virtual meeting and later turned out the service mistook the man's face for part of the background so at automatically removed it social media lawyer cohen explained the mistakes. the reason why twitter appears to be cropping images in the 1st place is to make the images more acceptable to the i perhaps
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more pleasant to the i and this is part of the over the greeting that the did the machine is being fed with the by east is institutional dyce the letter the beis is something that people deliberately cause when we talk about institutional by sue maybe talking about statistics being fed into day into the machine about people's preferences about all sorts of information that ate the year end it causes some sort of prejudice against a particular group of people with the recent this is more of a technical issue rather than something that the machine had to learn from from people. still to come on the program the opinion is bracing for some tough new coronavirus restrictions with large fines for rule breakers and we're hearing from our correspondent in london after the short break.
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you know the stock market as a subset of the economy has undergone a transformation become a plaything for speculators fueled by incredibly egregious money printing by a rogue central bank and this is causing all manner of dislocations malinvestment and societal changes. welcome back the british prime minister has unveiled a range of new coronavirus restrictions to counter the latest surge and case numbers will be in force and england start with and similar measures will later be rolled out in other parts of the u.k. and i want to cross live to our times as allan and ali in london for more on this insight could you talk us there boris johnson's announcements. absolutely these come in the wake of a number of the indicators that chase numbers in the united kingdom are rising and
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as a result of that there have been a number of advisories put forward by government health advisors and chief scientific adviser and so on who have stated that the problem is getting significantly worse numbers a doubling week in terms of cases and with boris johnson updating m.p.'s in the house of commons today as far as he and his government are concerned the possibility of a 2nd wave is very really what we might we always knew that while we might have driven the virus into retreat the prospect of a 2nd wave was real and i'm sorry to say that as in spain and france and many other countries we've reached a perilous turning point but unless we probably make progress we should assume that the restrictions i've announced who remain in place for perhaps 6 months. now some of these measures will include advising office workers to work from home again
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where possible although workers in the public services and in professions where working from home isn't possible such as for example construction in retail those people are encouraged to go in people now must wear masks when they go to. shops to tax you know sitting in taxis workers and restaurants must wear them and so on and there are fines not being raised up to $200.00 pounds for a 1st time offense to people to system leaders shoes to wear at last now one of the measures is to limit opening time so pods restaurants and lounges and so on to 10 pm and i will start from thursday that's led to a number of means people making fun of this saying that well this coronavirus only impact after 10 pm all of this of course putting a massive strain on the economy and into to killer on the hospitality industry the catering and food industry which is subtle already greatly and m.p.'s including the
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leader of the opposition kids start really criticizing the government for what he says is a failure of handling this crisis from the start. although we face criticism of the way the government is handling this pandemic when restrictions on me get the national interest lies in clear communications and cross party support mr speaker promised across the country will be anxious today many are already living on the local lock down many more fair that soon they will they're worried about their jobs about their loved ones of whether they will be able to spend christmas with their family. now of course that frustration and those worries and of course the prime minister mentioning that this could last for another 6 months has seen some of those tensions of course boiling over that we saw before this announcement over the weekend a number of protesters gathering in traffic square against these types of measures and lockdown restrictions thousands of people through the peace of the mainly
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peacefully marching and demonstrating in central london although when police announced that they were going to clear trafalgar square some scuffles broke out with protests as was. reading. now boris johnson has traumas that the government will put their arms around the workers of this country now thus far the government has spent billions of pounds supporting people's wages the so-called follow scheme where they would pay up to 2 and a half 1000 pounds a month after people's wages but the chancellor if she so that has already
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indicated that scheme and others can't last for ever and with raises to benefits and other public sector pay and now says well there are going to be easy really tough times ahead this coming into. artie's isa alley reporting live from london thank you. almost 200 world leaders politicians lawyers and academics are urging britain to free wiki leaks founder julian assange he's behind bars waiting for a london court to rule on his extradition to the u.s. the call came in the form of an open letter to the government a member of lawyers for us and says his case is clearly politicized. the sound is very clear cut morally there there is no doubt who is in the right and who is in the wrong on the one hand we have a journalist who has exposed incredible work crimes and torture and corruption on the other hand we have the embarrassed superpower that wants to prosecute him it
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couldn't be more black and white than this as legal experts we can see unequivocally that what is going on is a political process a songe is accused of leaking a trove of secret u.s. military and diplomatic documents as exhibition hearing has been delayed by the codependent mic and the percy things have been repeatedly marked by protests outside the court building a public figures and political activists coming to support him former m.p. george galloway and rapper m.i.a. reacted to the developments. i think. he was just nice i wish i could tell him the ways that you know it is changing and people's press would just eat the trees speak freely on the internet is actually way where this then it was the area and say much since it is
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the trial is back on again but you use the best ward that i've heard to describe it trudging on it's trudging all day in complete silence none of the british media are covering this story after all even though it's the trial of the century right in the heart of london in some cases a few 100 yards away from the big media houses but none of them none of them are interested even though all the journalists in those media houses if julian our sons goes down so does journalism and where he goes there might one day be forced to follow. we know how the case is going going extremely badly for the u.s. government and the british government the tragedy is that probably won't make any difference at all. world leaders have convened for the 75th united nations
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general assembly which is being held virtually and washington's move to unilaterally reimpose un sanctions on iran is already dominating the agenda artist and from ports. the 75th united nations general assembly in new york city is certainly unconventional as it's being held virtually with travel restrictions imposed due to the coded 19 pandemic now despite the fact that it's basically a cyber gathering with very few people on the premises of the united nations there has been no shortage of drama the week began with the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o imposing new sanctions on the islamic republic of iran these are the sanctions that were lifted after the 2015 nuclear deal however the united states is taking the unilateral move of restoring those sanctions or actions today or warning that should be heard worldwide no matter who you are if you violate the u.n.
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arms embargo on iran your wrists and shoes the country that's isolated today is not tonight it states but rather iran by these actions we have made very clear that every member state in the united nations has a responsibility to enforce these sanctions now other nations have denounced this unilateral move from the united states and voiced strong disapproval the united states pretty much stands alone at the united nations when it comes to their skirt standoff with iran today we can see the maximum pressure policy of the u.s. against the iranian nation at least in the political and legal fields has turned into maximum isolation for the u.s. we don't need a cheering section to validate our moral compass we do not find comfort based soley on numbers particularly when the majority has found themselves in an uncomfortable position under writing terrorism chaos and conflict. we refuse to be members
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of that club oh most every country in the e.u. and the u.n. security council has not followed the lead of the trumpet ministration in opposing sanctions on iran the un secretary general has already announced that general governmental organization will not support the imposing sanctions and what they're doing is essentially attempting to. muscle their way back into an agreement that they walked away from and demand sanctions although they have almost no support outside of israel and the coded pandemic as well as rising tensions in many corners of the globe all eyes will be on the u.n. general assembly now tuesday not only is iranian president hassan rouhani and u.s. president donald trump expected to speak but we're also expecting to hear from russian president vladimir putin turkish head of state era won and french president mccraw speeches by heads of state are expected to continue throughout the week as
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this is the big week of the u.n. general assembly and of course held virtually this year due to pandemic and health concerns this latest play by the u.s. only reinforces what his traditional allies in europe. and even what rivals you might say in russia and china they regard this as another indication of the untrustworthiness of the u.s. to maintain any agreement it makes the u.s. has walked away from strategic arms limitation agreements with russia the u.s. has quit the w.h.o. the us walked away from the j c p o a. so they the traditional allies of the usa they are reluctant to enter into any further agree. with it so therefore i would say yes
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indeed u.s. has lost a lot of credibility and has succeeded only in isolating itself from its former allies and friends. the world's richest one percent cost double the carbon pollution of half the world's population according to a new oxfam reports the 25 year study found they make a wealthy as carbon budget was also higher than the entire population of the u. if left unchecked the emissions would be enough to increase the earth's temperature by one and a half degrees celsius in just the next decade and one of the report's authors warns the rich are simply getting richer but we say this is the result of government policies in most countries around the world that have seen over the last 20 to 30 years economic inequality. really exploded the global rich are using up the cold and budget just in the process of getting even richer
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but we also need to do more to reduce the outsized called one footprint of the richest people and that means things like much higher taxes or luxury call button consumption like big highly polluting cause frequent clyde's private jets. that's a wrap up of the day's top news thanks for tuning in.


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