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the be . this is the daily news life from berlin extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures china resources to curb the spread of a deadly virus cities along down more than 40000000 pointing out in airports around the world on alert but the country is struggling to keep the corona virus from spreading throughout china and beyond also coming up add ons in istanbul german chancellor angela merkel meet the turkish president ever to watch the 2 leaders express different views on how to bring about peace libya and syria and adults
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struggle wades once more into the u.s. cultural wars it becomes the 1st sitting president to address the antiabortion march for life in prison and person rather years after calling himself quote pro-choice in every respect. thank you so much for your company in china is taking unprecedented measures to contain the spread of a deadly new coronavirus imposing quarantines on more than 40000000 people closing major tourist attractions and canceling public events while the drastic response comes as hundreds of millions of people are on the move for the start of the lunar new year holiday despite their efforts authorities say the virus has not been stopped. more than 800 cases have been confirmed some of them far beyond china's
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borders. the coronavirus is on the move. despite an unprecedented lockdown and will hunt and surrounds china hasn't managed to keep the virus contained. the economist chinese region of macau confirmed at 2nd case on friday and is investigating whether they could be more. it's the same story and hong kong these images show hospital patients suffering from pneumonia being taken to an infectious disease center. even at a press briefing protective masks everywhere are solution round the occupancy is. more than 70 percent so it's a very high occupancy and they are trying to mobilize more to over this from a few days. more cases have also been confirmed in singapore thailand
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south korea and japan. the hospital in tokyo carried out a drill to train staff in dealing with an infectious disease. in vietnam a chinese father and son tested positive for the disease making them the 1st confirmed cases in the country. every day it seems the deadly virus is traveling further. doctors in scotland said they were testing a number of suspected cases and a man was briefly hospitalized in london. 2 people literally a lighthouse that says cave it. seo experiences that. from the u.k. to india to australia countries around the globe are on it and monitoring closely where the virus will pop up next the. chinese authorities putting draconian
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measures in place to try and contain this mysterious new virus are they getting it under control foreign pressure in beijing tries to find out. the health crisis concerning the corona virus has become more severe the numbers of infections have gone up and also the number of deaths has also gone up we know that in where the virus originated from the situation is dire the hospitals are overcrowded they even had to reject some patients and couldn't treat them anymore also some supermarkets are empty we know that the food inflation is quite high there nowadays the authorities are building because spittle to treat all the coronavirus cases and that hospital has 1000 beds and it should be in operation as early as next week. however if you read the official party newspaper the people's daily they didn't even mention the coronavirus on their front page and also the evening news is more concerned about the new year's festivities rather than the virus but this chinese
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new year will not be a normal one here in beijing the situation is calm but all the public events for tomorrow have been canceled and also all the truest attractions are closed because there will be dangers of people gather in the virus could spread more easily and we're going to have to speak now with some of the other stories making news around the world tens of thousands of demonstrators have again poured onto the streets of france to pose a planned overhaul of the pension system on friday the government unveiled its final version of the draft law which critics say will force millions to work longer france has been hit by strikes and other action since december 5th. german police say 6 people have been killed in a shooting in the south western town of. 2 others were seriously injured in the incident the suspect has been arrested and is reportedly related to all the victims
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. swarms of locusts are eating their way across large parts of east africa and the worst outbreak some regions have seen in 70 years the u.n. has called for aid to avert the major threat to food suppliers experts blame the invasion on extreme weather fluctuation locusts reproduce rapidly and could increase their numbers 500 times in 5 months. tens of thousands of iraqis gathered to demonstrate against the u.s. military presence in central baghdad while the demonstration was organized by shiite cleric and politician both to the solder and iranian linked forces just hours later 2 protesters were killed and 25 wounded in separate anti government protests in the city. joins us on america was in istanbul today for
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talks with turkish president wretch up thai america while the 2 leaders spoke about the situation in libya where everyone said he had sent a military team to help the un backed government affairs as. america last week hosted an international summit on the libyan civil war where the main message was an appeal to and to an end to outside interference while they also discussed the syrian war and the situation of people who fled the fighting in the province in the country's north. problem when you we talked about the humanitarian situation in the it and i'll see how we can best support turkey when it comes to people in syria who live in tents having fled conflict with that we can provide funding to improve the humanitarian situation it has to be said that techie faces a massive problem and i believe every person every child every family that we can get into proper shelter is a positive step. and earlier our chief political correspondent linda crane comment
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and commented on the strained relations between berlin and anger due to friction over the refugee deal aimed at slowing the flow of migrants into year the e.u. agreed with turkey in 2016 that turkey would attempt to stop syrian refugees from transiting turkey in an effort to reach greece and thereby to enter the e.u. and agreed in return that that it would pay turkey 6000000000 euros for that now turkey has long been complaining that it has not received the payments that were promised although it has upheld its and of the deal and in fact refugee flows did fall drastically after that agreement was signed now the president added one is warning and he did so at the press conference that as many as 400000 people in refugee in syria are once again on the road trying to flee the conflict area in heading for the turkish border and as we heard there from the chancellor she was
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very sympathetic to his request that the e.u. do more for these people they are living in tents they are their needs are being met by turkey and turkey itself has taken in 3600000 syrian refugees on its own territory as well so in fact what we heard from the chancellor wasn't specific reference to these refugees hart who are now being housed in tents within syria but being taken. by turkey but clearly there was some real sympathy there for the claims that have been made by turkey that they simply need more help from europe so it is that in all of branches that the chancellor extended to president because obviously bilateral relations have been somewhat strained they have been strained indeed but the fact is that these 2 countries need each other and they do have one
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common interest both are very concerned about rising instability both in the middle east and in north africa witnessed the president. on making the trip to berlin for the libya conference last sunday now germany needs turkey because it has become a very important player in the region in these very unstable countries both syria and libya and therefore also an important player in terms of stemming refugee flows so that's the german side and very interest driven clearly despite the fact that berlin often isn't satisfied with turkey stance on human rights protection of minorities and so on on the turkish side turkey absolutely needs germany and the e.u. for trade for investment in regard to to nato relations it's been making friendly with russia but russia is simply not a real substitute for the e.u. now germany is going to become the e.u.
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council president of the 2nd half of 2020 and germany is going to be very important for turkey in that position so no wonder that at this particular press conference things were looking a lot more relaxed and friendly than they have in recent months when the crane our chief political correspondent reporting thank you. u.s. president donald trump has been speaking at an anti abortion rally in washington today while the 1st president to do so it took to the stage as thousands gathered for the march for life the annual rallying point for opponents to a woman's right to choose which was legalized in 1983 well turns presence comes as senators conduct his impeachment trial just a few blocks away and his campaign for reelection continues to gather pace all right let's take you now straight to washington correspondents all over salant is standing by and i could see in the backdrop there rally there all over president
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the 1st sitting american president to address the antiabortion or rally what does this signal his decision to physically attend the rally now. that's right for the 1st time in the 47 years of the history of this rally president trump spoke to the pro-life protesters here today well 1st of all trump has been an avid supporter of this poll so-called pro-life movement since he's president he has imposed several loss on the federal level that make a fortune more difficulty here in the united states and therefore you will celebrate it here like a pop star by these thousands that you can see here right behind me the rally is still underway well let's not forget a very crucial point here is that we're in the middle of the 2020 election campaign and president trump at the same time is under severe pressure in part by the ongoing impeachment trial that is just starting right now on capitol hill so he is
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certainly enjoying opportunities like this where you can be celebrated where he can show himself in the best light possible long the potential voters and also always lee trying to energize his voter base here at the module life rally here in washington d.c. right however what did he tell a crowd. well we heard those typical arguments basically that unborn life has to be protected that they have to speak up for those who can't speak themselves so he addressed all of those arguments and he also took a considerable time off his speech to really attack the democrats you know so it became very clear that he's using this opportunity here also as an election stunt calling the democrats the most radical party in decades in the history of the united states and we only have a couple of seconds left who is participating in the march of life what are they trying to achieve. well this is
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a very symbolic significance you know this march we've been seeing people of all ages mostly young students and mostly wide people and what they're doing here since 47 years is march to the supreme court and call for an end of the right. oliver solid reporting for you from washington all over thank you. you're watching still to come. as china battles the coronavirus at home airports in africa scramble to prevent it from entering the continent. that on a whole lot more coming up into the e.u. music business africa with monica johns on little rock in berlin and this happens to be your weekend i wish you a great weekend until next. what
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