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this is g.w. news live from berlin tonight a new virus in china more people confirmed dead and we now know it is spreading from human to human the mysterious corona virus has now spread to japan south korea and thailand health officials are warning that transmission between people is possible and it comes as millions of chinese are about to travel for the lunar new year holiday also coming up tonight actions to back up their words a day after backing an arms embargo in libya european union leaders are now
debating a military mission in the war torn country plus could sexism making the gap between rich and poor wider with more of the world's wealth in fewer and fewer hands and the report warns its women in developing countries who are paying the highest price . i'm brinkerhoff to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome tonight in china concerns are growing over the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus so far the virus has been blamed for 3 deaths in the central city of han with some $200.00 more becoming ill health officials now say the disease is capable of being spread from person to person and it comes at a time when millions are traveling across the country ahead of the lunar new year
holiday. in wu han infected patients are treated in isolation wards authorities have confirmed over 200 cases of coronavirus symptoms include fever and difficulty breathing 3 patients have died but say most are not seriously ill health authorities believe the outbreak originated at this now closed market in lieu hand which salt fish and wild animals research is that imperial college london suspects the rate of infection may be much higher than the official figures they estimate that could be $1723.00 cases in new hampshire says it's taking the situation seriously. regarding our measures to prevent the epidemic spreading i can say that the government is now checking everybody who leaves the city. who hands train stations have been equipped with detectives to screen passengers
for fever and medical personnel are on standby neighboring countries have also introduced checks at apple it's for cases of the virus have been detected in people travelling from to size korea thailand and japan 3 u.s. airports are also screening passengers but there have been no confirmed cases so far. professor he's president of the robert institute here in berlin professors good to have you on the program let me ask you should people be worried about how quickly this virus is spreading well actually i have to say 1st of all i'd like to thank you that to give me opportunity to talk about this virus here you know there are 2 other viruses that are very similar to this virus so we know a lot about the virus i will remind you of 2000 to 2003. resorts. similar to this virus so we. actually know how to handle it we know how we can contain it and therefore i think that people. there should be really.
stay safe and they should really know what to do and this is the most important thing for us to deliver this message to the people the chinese authorities they are saying that this outbreak is controllable he believes i'm sure i believe them why shouldn't you know in 2002 there were 3 different things to today 1st of all the virus was fully unknown secondly the chinese authorities didn't report properly to the world and thirdly they didn't have that huge capacity in public of efficiency so these are 3 major advances over the last 15 years or so and even under these circumstances some 15 years ago we were able to control costs so why shouldn't we be able to consume this new virus and we know now that it can be trans minute from human to human help help do you best in control
this virus from spreading if you know that simple you know contact in crowds can spread the virus easily or 1st of all we don't have all the data that we already can fully jaci on the science mission where he started from what we know today is that some 220 cases are there and we know that most of the cases have been infected on a market with putatively by contact to animals. and we know that the number of cases creating between people is really small and from what we know today is that there needs to be a very intensive contact between people to get infected so actually the transmission rate doesn't seem to be too high ok you say intensive contact and we're coming in china right before the lunar new year we're talking about the 10s of millions of people traveling across the country the trains in the country are all going to be full is that a perfect storm for spreading
a virus. clearly this is not a perfect situation to control an outbreak however authorities are really hard working on it they've put in x. it's creating to my knowledge some 300 points they are challenging people to take in temperature so there's a chance to pick up those people who are actually infected and they have put in place a lot of control measures and again i'd like to mention that they're really important nicely on the situation and so the whole world is looking at it and it's taking control and support and you know it's good to hear that positive news from you that's for sure professor it looks i'll be there with the rubber caulk institute here in early in the festival that we appreciate your time tonight thank you and you know. berlin was the site for a conference yesterday aimed at bringing an end to these civil war in libya a tentative ceasefire was agreed to now the european union's foreign ministers are
meeting to discuss the next steps e.u. foreign policy chief joseph burrell is proposing restarting the use sofia naval operation to rescue migrants in the mediterranean that mission was halted due to a dispute over the distribution of refugees across europe the e.u. says it will not take steps to monitor a cease fire and to libya's warring factions have established a stable truce. and in that ceasefire reached yesterday both sides in libya's conflict agreed to nominate a 5 member committee to monitor the country's fragile cease fire many ordinary libyans however are viewing recent peace efforts with skepticism after 9 years of conflict and with fresh clashes being reported early on monday around tripoli many libyans know firsthand just how fleeting peace and stability can be. life goes on in tripoli despite renewed assaults around the capital the high level
summit in berlin has made no big promises prime minister. who leads the un backed government from tripoli acknowledged a resistance to negotiate from our side we've nominated 5 people and they are now waiting to meet their 5 counterparts but on an individual front we have passed this point and rejected the possibility of sitting down with the other side the other side is forces loyal to. who controls eastern libya a military commission made up of 5 representatives from each side is meant to hammer out a lasting truce many libyans are skeptical. conference can be successful if both parties that. will prevent bloodshed in the country. need to sit down together and solve problems. the most important thing is that there is consensus amongst libyans and. that was
the need. is necessary. with fighting ongoing and the path to peace uncertain a wide gap between talks in europe and action on the ground. here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world at least 3 protesters were killed in the iraqi capital baghdad after security forces used tear gas and live ammunition on anti government demonstrations another protester was reportedly killed during demonstrations in karbala protesters are demanding sweeping political reforms and an end to corruption members of mexico's national guard have fired tear gas at migrants trying to cross into the country from guatemala more than 3000 migrants began wading through the border river after authorities closed a border gate on a nearby bridge the migrants. say their goal is to reach the united states in
ethiopia at least in 10 people died dozens more were injured when a spectator stand collapsed at a festival the wooden structure gave way during the orthodox christian celebration of a pity in the city of gondar several 1000 ethiopians and tourists were commemorating the baptism of jesus. a new report by oxfam says that the world's billionaires have more wealth than the poorest 4600000000 people combined and the charity says women are the ones who are most disadvantaged oxfam's inequality report says 22 of the world's richest men $22.00 have more money in assets than all of the women in africa each day women and girls across the world put in about 12500000000 hours of unpaid care we're talking about cooking cleaning looking after children and the elderly now that work is
worth about 11 trillion dollars to the global economy every year was such a life is the reality for many women in india where cultural expectations prevent many of them from finding a job some women however they're trying to change that. it doesn't pay much but this is how ect helps to support full with siblings and 10 month. like many 21 year olds she has bigger plans. victor has already finished a course in sewing technology and she's been attending training sessions with this youth and employability service to help her get a better page job. i am determined to work i've had a very difficult life i've had problems with my family and other problems too but
i've never accepted defeat i want to help my siblings build their careers if i get a good job my mother doesn't need to work as a maid and other people's homes anymore i know i will succeed. many more women across india are pursuing further education but less than a quarter of those eligible to walk have jobs or are even seeking employment concerns about safety and transport us some of the reasons why families as well as employers don't want women working men is easy for one thing bosses don't have to worry about them getting home before it's dark that's been a problem pinky kemarre has faced she travels nearly 2 hours from have village just to get to work and sometimes she has to leave early in order to get home while it's still light but she's already broken it to brew by becoming the 1st woman in her
family to have an office job even if she had to fight to get it so i've struggled a lot i wasn't allowed to work i had problems with the family but i feel very good about my 1st job i'm learning a lot i'm enjoying it while having. many women like pinky also struggle to walk. or she's got them from wonder woman tries to work the family stops or they don't let her progress so they think she'll go out she could do anything don't let her out she'll dishonor us they don't trust her. there's nothing to worry about their safety when they go places will be returned safely will someone harass them on the way will they be in danger we have to worry about all these things. so many barriers for women including ekta but still they persevere. your resilience and perseverance and joining me now from toronto is allison holder she is the director of advocacy organization equal
measures 2030 it focuses on gender issues worldwide else is going to have you on the show i mean these numbers are are staggering we just saw in that report there are 2 women who are bucking the trend it's 2 women if you will against all odds i mean what has to change to stall is growing inequality huge inequality for women around the world. yeah great thanks for having me well what i think are really interesting is we looked at 2 women from india but what equal measures 2030 found we released an index back in june and we found that no country has reached gender equality and so this problem of the burden of unpaid or low paid care work is something that we should all recognize from every single one of our countries women are propping up families they're propping up companies and they're propping up countries and i think that's something really profound to reflect every country struggles and what we found is that every country even those that we would think of
as being gender equal so even including germany for example have more to do getting women into power getting women into those top tech and science research jobs ensuring women's health all of those things are challenges every country faces and we see that when it comes to women's unpaid care but in your report says 40 percent of the world's women live in countries that have sailed in gender equality and what does that mean with the that these countries have sailed. so we've assessed down $129.00 countries around the world at all different levels of gender equality and we found that if huge number of countries including those that inhabit 40 percent of women and girls inhabit are failing on gender equality we measured acute range of issues health education violence climate change and countries all have more to do we found particularly countries that are facing conflict and fragility have a lot more to do on gender equality and we found similarly that the richest
countries have more to do and i think when we look at the oxfam report and the fact that women are pushed into the lowest paid jobs women are consigned to the sectors that are least valued that is underlying gender discrimination behind that and that's what our index showed. you know this week the world's public policy elites are meeting in davos switzerland for the world economic forum if you could meet with the top level there and they could grant your wish what would be the 1st thing on your list for them to do to improve the situation. so with that question i want them to think differently about care work so we think of care work as being a cost and we can't afford it we can't invest in social care because we have to construct bridges and buildings but in fact research shows that actually if you spent 2 percent of g.d.p. on the care sector you create twice as many jobs as you would in construction that is a crucial thing for both the governments and the private sector in davos to consider this year think of care as an investment and investment in decent jobs particularly
for women i'd also like them to tomorrow commit to bring in place quotas to get women in positions of power because we know when they are that they're more likely to legislate and come up with policies that solve these kind of problems and i want them to talk to women get women's organizations around the table they know the problems that the women on the frontlines are most facing and it's just hard to imagine that the lawmakers and policy makers are not aware of this i mean wherever you go around the world you have the same thing people are living longer the role of care takers is growing and most of the caretakers in the world are women and they're not being paid or they get low pay for that i mean this is a huge problem that's getting bigger by the day well just look at the way we count whether our countries are succeeding or failing we can't g.d.p. do we take into account that unpaid care work the thing that makes everything else work that keeps people healthy that gets them educated that makes the whole system function but we don't even count it and so i think there's a very basic starting point which is let's get the data so we know how much they
care what women are doing and the burden they think they face and it's a great start to see this but we don't have that data across the board for both countries and we need it and then let's get people not talking about care as a cost or a drain or a negative aspect but in a real investment in making people happier and healthier and in creating decent well paid jobs yeah good advice maybe a recalibration of some moral compass is would help as well allison holder of equal measures 2030 allison we appreciate your time tonight thank you thanks for having me. well known to the united states where thousands of pro-gun activists from around the country have staged a massive rally in the state of virginia they're urging lawmakers to abandon plans for stricter gun control democrats promised to tighten gun legislation after they gained control of the state legislature back in november but their proposed package of controls has infuriated gun rights campaigner.
pro-gun campaign is gather in richmond every january but this year they are here in fog greater numbers with new reason to rally for that cause will make his invasion iraq pushing forward with a package of gun control legislation including universal background checks at ban on assault style rifles and a limit of $100.00 gun purchase per month gun rights supporters a furious or all of these rights are god given no one can take them away we have a right to defend ourselves and our families. so we're here to let them know that they can take our rights away we don't need the government telling us where our rights are are not there our government does not take away our rights. and if the governor keep portion of. his democratic friends there you go to say a 2nd revolution in america like the 1st revolution where people get shot. if a possible violence prompted governor ralph northam to ban weapons on the capitol grounds
and declare a temporary state of emergency. she is fueled by the memory of shot that spill in 2017 when a white supremacist attending a rally drove his car into an anti-racism protest and killed. a nice kept some gun control activists away from planned kind of protests with all of the threats and all of the terribly violent rhetoric that's going on right now our main goal is not to engage with going to extremists today we're really here to be present in the legislature to make our voices heard to underscore a majority but also to honor for the moral agency that we have as our generation and undo effected by gun violence figures show 2019 was the worst year on record for mass shootings in the united states the total number of people fatally shot also increased last year according to data from gun violence a nonprofit that tracks shootings. and these activists insist guns on the problem
they say any attempt to tighten controls infringes their constitutional right to bear arms and yes a key rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national liberation of gun rights. oversell that is covering the gun lorelie forests in virginia. the streets of richmond a crowded with people today thousands have taken to the streets amid a state of emergency the governor had to clear out due to security concerns members all fire and hate groups and of militias could violently disrupt the protests here the protesters however say they came peacefully there really against plans of the democrats to impose tougher gun legislation which they see as an attack on american values and on the american constitution. reporting from richmond virginia here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the
world the 50th world economic forum is underway in davos switzerland sustainability and climate change are the main topics of this year's gathering of the world's economic elite sport testers are also gathering around the swiss ski resort climate activists gratitude is due to formally address the forum on tuesday areas of australia stricken by drowned have faced a new natural calamity what some are describing as apocalyptic dust storms outback towns in the state of new south wales were engulfed take a look at this clouds of dust that rolled through the region over the weekend 5 artworks stolen from a museum in communist east germany have been returned after more than 40 years the paintings by dutch old masters were seized in a heist into rangy back in 1079 the thieves were never caught the paintings were recovered after anonymous sources contacted the museum through an intermediary
saying they had the. it was 75 years ago this month that the auschwitz concentration camp was liberated germany has long valved to never forget the jews and other minorities murdered there under orders from the nazi regime numerous memorials have been built in the country to keep the victims memory alive one built here in berlin in 2005 right in the heart of the city attracts many visitors but it also divides opinions vite next to the german parliament 2711 steels of concrete some of them over 3 meters high. the holocaust memorial and the lynn is famous among visitors from around the globe daniel is one of them he's from the netherlands and today he's here for the 1st time going down here if you feel like
you're really going into it. and that dollar of slots go and the smaller you get basically it's really gives you that like the walls are getting very close like you're being locked up in a way isolation helplessness disorientation. these that have reactions that american peter eisenman hope to provoke in visitors who king among the steels of the memorial to vote the suffering of jews past a queue to during the holocaust. but some jewish visitors believe nothing can replicate the sorrow of that time as a 2nd generation we experience the holocaust although i was not i wasn't born those years and those years we know these feelings of the people who were in the actual holocaust the cement
wouldn't give me the feeling. that some children prefer to use the memorial as a playground rather than a site for members of. the peace and eyes a man who is himself jewish has never had anything against that why not why not this is not sacred ground it is part of berlin and it you know when you walk in the field you know it's something different than being over there and that's that difference let them judge what that means. making your own judgment daniel. but it seems that what makes the memorial so special is everyone's freedom to experience it in their own way. i sports is now american football we now know who will meet in the super bowl on the 2nd of february the kansas city chiefs will take on the san francisco 49 er's
in miami the 40 niners beat the green bay packers in their conference championship to book their place meanwhile quarterback patrick moments helped the chiefs come back to defeat the tennessee titans and seal a spot in their 1st super bowl since 970. 3 the arctic circle now where neither snow nor ice stopped $135.00 drivers from participating in this year's arctic lapland rally in finland including formula one driver. the race covered a total of 201 kilometers drivers had to battle through extreme conditions as you see there the snow made for poor visibility and the ice created slippery roads holding some drivers to lose total control who finished 2nd with her sadie's in the driver's championship last season only managed to come in 9 this time.
well here's a reminder of those top stories we're following for you chinese health officials have confirmed the coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person raising fears of an epidemic the virus has killed 3 people so far it's infected more than 200 the european union's top diplomat joins at the well says that the e.u. will refocus one of its naval missions to help of holding a new an arms embargo on the war torn libya. that's after he chaired a meeting of e.u. foreign ministers in brussels you're watching v.w. news after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day throughout the day.
the best of game day. kick off w. . chua. every 2 seconds a person is forced to flee their homes nearly 71000000 people have been forcibly displaced. the consequences have been disastrous our documentary series displaced depicts dramatic humanitarian crises around the world you know. what a good thing when i didn't go to university to kill people that. i don't want to have my boss come to me and tell me to kill someone living in many and if i don't they'll kill me and. keep these things for their lives and their future so they seek refuge abroad it's about the war in a basket has me the most about this state to see to rise is that someday we won't even see the relief. but what will become of us who stay behind it simply
my husband went to peru because of the crisis. if he hadn't gone there we would have died of hunger. that sentiment on account of. displaced this week to. kick up. a ceasefire in libya made in berlin on sunday german chancellor angela merkel invited practically everyone with a stake in libya's civil war to come to berlin and talk peace they said yes to a cease fire tonight germany the soft power peace broker how much of this is policy how much is the personality of uncle americal i burned off in berlin.