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around 1415 degrees below average there for moscow over the next couple of days, minus 19 celsius in the heat of the day or wednesday it will gradually warm up. after that, we're already start to see things warming up cross western parts though, as i hi just now just a little further east was so we could get up into double figures in london and paris as we go on into thursday nights. because about cloud and rain spilling him from the atlantic. i see on the way it does warm up at this time of the year, the son of course, still very weak and he just reaching the a wind to so. so now we are saying that where to whether making its way into ireland, pushing across into a northern ireland, scotland, nor the parts of england and wales as we go on 3 way to stay in pushing through as we go into thursday some way. whether to just around the western parts of spain, so the maybe a space into a good part of portugal. some of that rain will also affect parts of morocco over the next couple of days, and still looking very unsettled from ne, in egypt. ah,
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lou. ah, ah, welcome back in the main stories. now, you, as president joe biden has told millions of unvaccinated americans, it's that patriotic duties to get inoculated against coven 19. it's announced a raft of measures to try and limit rapid spread of the army on various, including 500000000 free home rapid tests. we're getting report. so don's prime minister, abdullah ham dock is about to stand down. it comes a month after you made a deal with the military that's been described as a betrayal of students civilian revolutionaries. honda was kept under house arrest for a month after the military coup in october,
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and the ethiopian government is saying is military's in the process of clearing to grind, rubble forces from the nova nahara and a farm regions. is that participate? life group said on monday that it was withdrawing to create an opening for peace and to enable the float of humanitarian aid into the region of take right now to libya, the country had been due to hold a presidential election on friday, but the head of the high national elections commission is dissolved electoral committees ending their work, and then adding to the tension. rival arm groups have been mobilizing in the capitol. malik trina has more from tripoli. this is the 1st sign official sign that the elections are weren't, aren't gonna move ahead. i mean, we're just 3 days away from the scheduled nation wide 1st round of presidential elections are but is this a surprise? no, it's not. i mean, we've been talking about for the last couple of weeks or that it is more than likely that these elections will be postpone. and thus,
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because they were moving ahead, despite a constitutional framework agreed upon by the rival, legislative houses, libya currently has 2 legislative houses. they have the parliament that basin eastern libya and they have the high council of state are based here in tripoli. they were meant to agree upon a constitutional framework to hold elections, or that would include who can run for president, or what kind of powers as a president have that never really happened. or the international community wanted these presidential elections to move ahead. they painted them as something that would unite the country are, but we, what we saw on the grounds, especially, and his last couple of weeks is that libya has become more divisive, more divided than ever before. our so not a surprise, but yes, this is the 1st sign ah, that the elections aren't moving ahead. let's discuss this image with william laurence, a professor of international relations and american university foreman of africa.
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project tracks director for the international crisis group joins us on skype from washington. the electoral process in libya appears to have collapsed. there isn't going to be an election, is that actually not. and we've known that for 11 days. the reason why it hasn't been announced is because there's no new date. so the context here is that the, you and envoy and the you and of course is pressing for and, and are arguing for and organizing these elections. and it was the un process of berlin that created the government in libya. now their ongoing resigned a month ago. and without an envoy, it was very hard for us to keep things on track. and so stephanie williams, the former active on boy who's the most respected person by both sides, that's been involved in the mediation over the last 7 years. she's been brought in as a special advisor. and she's been doing shuttle diplomacy around libya to try to get
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the elections back on track. she hasn't succeeded yet in finding a date. and that's why we're confused about why there hasn't been in the announcement to. i think they'd like to announce the postponement. and the new dated the same announcement as they're ever going to be an election in the country . i think so. libya held successful elections in 2012, 2014, amidst the beginning of the civil war. but they were on track and successful municipal elections right through 2020 in the west, while elections were being locked in the east 22800000 libyans the most ever. and to the ethically registered to vote 2400000 picked up their voting cards in a few days. if you look at libby, a polling well over 80 percent of libyans want to basically throw these guys out and get a new group in there. really have they really have a high appetite for elections. so it's the combination of citizen pressure and international pressure that's keeping this on track because there are plenty of spoilers on both sides in the political class. i mean, you mentioned previous election in the country,
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but it seems to have been what has come off to its fragmentation, rival parliament's corruption and civil war. so it doesn't seem to previous elections, haven't really brought a political or economic stability that people so desperately want. well, you're absolutely right, but i would argue it's not because of the elections. i mean, after the civil war, you basically had 30 communal conflicts, which festered for years. and then you had basically an eastern group declare war on the west. and just before a big national reconciliation conference, i pack tripoli, when the you, in general, secretary was there to try to upset the creation of a democracy in libya. they wanted to talk or see, et cetera. and now what happened is those guys lost the law largely because the church came in on the side of the democrats of the west. and now here we are with a un imposed government, a un imposed election, and
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a huge appetite from civil society to, to replace all the political forces and get them out. that's why every time the eastern western parliament announces something that will be in the people roll their eyes because they don't really care anymore. what stephanie williams called, dinosaur political structures. what they want is a new group of, of, of leaders who are going to come in and try corruption and government control. well, i mean i, i've never seen a country so ready for a democratic transition as libya right now, these will be the 1st presidential election ever. this is basically going to be hopefully a technical delay, maybe a month or 2. but i think it's going to happen. you say people in the country really do desire free and fair elections. thank you very much. bill laurence because international organization for migration says at least
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a 160 people have drowned in the mediterranean, after their boats sank in the past week and tried to make their way from libya to the european union, traveling in wooden boats. the libyan coast guard intercepted a 3rd vassal and rescue. 200 people. the lands migration agency says almost 1500 people have died on this route. this year. now denmark's parliament has voted to expel the former immigration minister. it was convicted of violating migrants rights by separating under age couples seeking asylum ingles, stolberg was sentenced to 60 days in prison last week, after a special court found that her order violated the european convention on human rights. a wide majority in parliament has now voted for immediate expulsion, judging the prison sentence incompatible with her status. as a parliamentarian stolberg who served as minister from 2015 to 2019 as pleaded not guilty. it's the 1st expulsion of a member of parliament in 30 years. russian president vladimir putin as blame the
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west for current tensions in europe, sang incorrectly assess the outcome of the cold war, who sent old senior military officials. russia would respond adequately to any western aggression and would develop its army further. it comes in attention to the nato, the u. s. and the you are concerned by moscow amassing tens of thousands of troops on the border with ukraine. the kremlin is demanding that nato refused to accept the former soviet republic as a member. just just please, would you what is happening now the increased tension in europe. it is their fault of every step. russia was forced to respond one way or another. look at every step, the situation was constantly getting worse, worse, worse, and more and more to greater today. and today we are in such a situation where we are forced to make a decision. we cannot allow the development to happen was removed from the thousands of supporters of georgia is in prison,
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former president mcallister cush vinny of rallied in front of the parliament building in the capital tbilisi, demanding his release, addressing the crowns opposition. members vowed to keep the protest going until what they described as persecution of sac. it really comes to an end. he was arrested in october after returning from exile to rally the opposition on the eve of local elections. he left georgia in 2013 at the end of his presidency and was sentenced in absentia to 6 years in prison for abuse of power convictions. israel's foreign ministry is rejected allegations from church leaders that christians have been driven out of occupied east. jerusalem is old city ahead of christmas. christian groups of accused jewish settlers of horsemen. a also say border closures because of coven 19 or affecting their pilgrims. but not similar, jewish travelers is running a government called the claims baseless and distorted. i force it reports now from the old city in jerusalem. well usually at this time of year, the square here in front of the church,
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of the lease ethical would be thronged with christian pilgrims and run up to christmas. the omicron search and the very strong travel restrictions imposed. by the way, the government had put paid to that in its stead. though in the run up to christmas, we have a row of red proportions between the church leaders here and the old city and the israeli government. last week, those leaders put out a statement in which they talked about what have been happening in recent years. they say pressure on christian communities throughout the holy land in the form of a tax on churches, desecration, a church, property, intimidation of christian communities. the purchase of christian property here in the christian quarter by what they call radical groups. a reference to the sort of secular activity over the name it as such that we've seen in recent years. now they are careful in that statement to pay tribute to the israeli government commitment to christian life to freedom of worship. nonetheless, there has been a very strong rebuttal coming from the very foreign ministry saying that these claims are baseless
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a distortion of the reality on the ground. they talk about that commitment to freedom of worship, and they say it's infuriating that these church leaders don't talk about pressure on christian communities elsewhere in the middle east. the strength of his response follows what we've seen published in the u. k. media in recent days, an article by the head of the latin patriarch it here in jerusalem. also by the archbishop of canterbury, the most senior figure in the anglican church in which he talks about a hot cry coming from christians in the holy land. thailand is announced that it's delay me called her a bangkok central station for a month. the station was due to shell on thursday to make way for a new high speed railway funded in part by loans from china. those plans have been delayed. as tony chang reports from bangkok for more than a century, fallen pon station in bangkok has stood as a testament to tie independence in the face of colonial dominance. opened in 1916
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at a time when thailand was threatened by british regional control, it sat at the center of se, asia's 1st railway network. but while m pong is due to close, to make way for new grand central station, at the heart of a high speed rail network. that's caused considerable concern for many, particularly as china is the main investor. i need a little unlock, i'm, it's important to make sure that when china makes investment, how are we going to make people of this country or of this region get benefit from an investment? china has long held ambitions for a high speed rail network in to southeast asia. as part of the belt and road initiative designed to bring chinese investment to neighboring countries. laos opened at high speed rail line in december. but huge cost of the project laying line through difficult terrain has left allow government with a debt to china. the critic say will be crippling. after the military coup in 2014, thailand's ruling generals quickly signed up to
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a chinese high speed rail project. but ty, negotiators bulked at the high interest rates and plans to construct a network that ran the length of the country were curtailed. but when you go into the details, i would say that that i, bureaucrats are very good at tardy lane projects. when, as a turns and not favourable cause, civil servant government officer, i'm a government officer. we are, we have been taught from the beginning that we have to do everything to protect the interests of our country. those delays a clear to see while the project well underway, work has been slow, and thailand remains reliant on its old rolling stock. the elevator track has been raised, but there is still more than 200 kilometers to go before the final destination on the gulf of thailand. and those delays go all the way down the line. and this is bank got brand new grand central station below high speed trains arriving today.
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because the thai government hasn't yet decided whether it's going to use china's high speed track. and the crowds arriving at the new station on coming to catch a train. this is now the tie capital central cove at 19 vaccination center with delays and the vaccine roll out this year. that's a process. the government's far more interested in keeping on track. tony chang l to 0, banker, now abroad broke out in parliament and gone out on monday during a debate of a proposed tack on electronic transactions. divide at the house for weeks, some a piece through punches and grappled with each other. while this tried to stop the fighting during the late night session, the controversial levy which would include taxes on mobile money payments, has been fiercely challenged by the opposition since it was proposed last month. i say it will hit low income people and those outside the formal banking sector, but gone as finance minister augi the move could raise an extra 1150000000 next
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year. lashes running high to lead on the new south africa's talk football styles is scheduled to take part in the confidence biggest tournaments, but will it go out as planned? modern art or theft? i. blank canvas is called take the money and run a drawing people to a museum in denmark. ah.
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ah lou ah ah, welcome back sport now with far. marian, thank you so much. they had an african football patrice months. that bay has
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confirmed the continents biggest tournament. will go ahead as planned on february is visiting his country cameroon, and says the cup of nations is on target to kick off on january the 9th. money clubs with african players wanted the event to be postponed due to the global search. and corona virus cases. we were speaking to football journalists, gary l. smith, and he says cameroon, are more than ready to host a successful tournaments every 2 years. for this argument comes up, european clothes, especially the british wants always because the one reason, although i eventually this will be in the long line of excuses. oh, but us, you know, come her ready for quite a while. there was an african shop. there she'd been just by successful also stood on women's africa couple of nations and be a crowd of 50000 people to find out how to marry trust. let me just put some unit 2
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african boyd in today on what he's sick us will similar to assist you in championships up in the nations. the copy in the midst of the panoramic where a lot of the countries hot could be, i did speak why wasn't never canceled. why was away from around it? why is the conversation not about african thinking of innovative ways. we're the only ones constantly that is good for you. this is probably the 1st time in very long time that we are good. how i view of the, the info player in the world that is most on language as well. you got to it for countries, many of the story lines coming in a little metos who kind of surprised great countries like old jerry of work just war b r a y o tarry stadia and
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also you out, you know, nigeria what just changed your coach a don't know what's going to happen. yeah, i think a couple of issues is one of the best one. i mean to know well because it is unpredictable and there is a lot of excitement forward. eddie nick had he has starred for arsenal with a hat trick as a london club book, their spot in the li cup semi finals. they thrash 30 aside, sunderland $51.00 at the emeralds. they kept here and gone the opener in the 1st pass and found the net white in quick succession after the break. it was outcomes. verizon pretty good form on top of the dancing in this competition. also, 4th, in the english, primarily with national hockey league, will not allow its players to compete at the winter olympics next year. and that's according to multiple news reports than a shall had agreed to send them to beijing. but only if the current season wasn't disrupted by coping 19 or so far, the leak has had to postpone 50 gains because of outbreaks on teams. pause for
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christmas break early and h l had until january night to opt out. the games are due to begin in february. another 2 tennis players have tested positive for cope with 19 after playing and i will be soon as the player owns jibber, an olympic champion, belinda bennett, church the swiss player. so she is currently experiencing severe symptoms even though she is fully vaccinated, benches f, as she still wants the company of the australian open next month. as soon as she is cleared. announcements come just a day after ra friendly. dal said that he also tested positive for the virus after playing and abby jobby steph curry was once again in game winning form for the golden state warriors. 330 point, some secure, a 113 to 98. when over at sacramento kings, both teams were missing players due to cova 19 run. a virus is more than 70 players
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out of action across the leak. just being as smart as, as possible. wearing masks as often as you can and, you know, doing all the things that are recommended. so it's tough to be back in this this state, but i'm still for everybody over the world. and next year is dak. our rally will break new ground for the 1st time in the rallies, 44 year history, spain's mercy. marty will leave an all female team into the event. the 4000 kilometer race starts in saudi arabia and next month we know that there being a drivers with drivers, but never a whole team. and i think this is a good opportunity to give visibility in one of the biggest platforms and what our support. and they encourage 2 other girls to be mechanics and to be part of the of these adventure. and that is all your sport for now. it's now back to marion in
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london. fara, thanks. well, not, not often divides, those who are experiencing experience and rally more so the, and at a museum in denmark, an artist who was given tens of thousands of dollars to produce a work featuring the cash cap, the money instead, and produced a blank canvas controversy as drawn people to the exhibition in 3 months on the artist is still refusing to hand the money back despite legal france. mamma jam ju reports from all book just days before new covered 19 restrictions, forced the closure of museums across denmark, art enthusiasts, in the city of arbel, take a peek at pieces, questioning how happy we are with our jobs and why there never seem to be enough hours in the day, the exhibit is called work it out, and museum director lassie anderson tells us one particular piece has created quite a stir. when you work with artists, you tho channels the way we perceive the world and you can,
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you can never know what you're good. the constant museum of modern art certainly had no idea what they be in for when they loaned danish artists. yes, honey. more than half a 1000000 kroner approximately $84000.00. the cash was supposed to be placed inside these frames. an attempt to recreate an earlier work by hunting and to illustrate income gaps affecting danes. but when the canvases were delivered, they were blank. hunting had decided on his own to create a new work when he called take them money and run. my staff was really worried saying, oh my god, we don't have the options. we wander than wells, all the money the museum is displaying the piece. but they're also threatening legal action if the money isn't eventually returned. the controversy has both driven up attendance and sparked the debate in denmark about the true value of an
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artist's work. which means the constant museum now finds itself in a unique position, exhibiting a piece that some have called art, and others have labeled theft. when we meet haunting in his studio in another town, he explains how inspiration struck do something about the an average state income. now, why don't you do something about your situation so, so, so the next one? no, no, i'm gone to a fantastic piece for the show. haunting, says creating what the museum requested would have cost too much out of his own pocket. he considers the new piece a commentary on low wages and believes that makes it even more appropriate for the art show. oh, i asked if he plans to return the money. no, no, no, no, no. the, no strictly. that's not gonna happen. back at the museum, we heard what visitors think brilliant. if someone gave you a lot of money,
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and i ask you to put the money painting, wouldn't your bid some it doesn't seem like an art to me. ever thought breck blank, an argument that won't be settled any time soon. as viewers continue to ponder, how one piece can seemingly be as conceptual as it is literal? mohammed jim drew my da 0. i bought denmark. do you remember the 1st text message you ever san? well, this one has it been sold for over a 120000 dollars at paris? auction a message reading merry christmas were sent in december 1992 from a computer by an engineer at british telecoms company vo define it was sold as a non fungible token, a type of digital asset that surged in popularity. this year, the text was packaged in a digital frame displaying the code, the buyer will receive a replica with proceeds going to the u. n. refugee agency. that's the news alan.
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