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oh. this is the news my from berlin china reports another increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus the figures have gone up after 2 days so fewer cases being registered nearly 90 percent of the new infections are in the city. more than 70000 people now have the virus worldwide also coming up arms embargo has become a joke and so it's you know we all really need to step up here we report on why the u.n. is criticizing efforts to stop weapons from reaching libya and what e.u.
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foreign ministers are planning to do about it and any bonus legal buyer returned to the top of the table after crushing cologne there back in the groove and well that's not exactly good news for the rest of the german topflight. thanks for joining us china is reporting an increase in the number of new cases of the coronavirus that's reversing the trend of last few days the government also said the number of dead now stands at 1900 and the more than 70000 people are infected with the virus across the country. trying to keep the boredom at bay in the chinese city hit hardest by the corona virus outbreak medical stuff at this hospital have been trying to motivate the patients to day stuff. in hospital many welcomes the relief.
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of all normal. in this makeshift hospital are all of mild symptoms and they can manage their daily lives still it is hard for them to be stuck in here we want to make something to keep them busy as a part of our work report. in china's hoop a province the epicenter of the outbreak new report cases are again on the rise after 2 days of declining figures in mainland china alone officials say the total number of confirmed cases is over 70000 with nearly 800 deaths. chinese president xi jinping is now facing criticism over why the public was not alerted sooner to the outbreaks potential severity official media recently released an internal speech he gave an apparent attempt to show the communist party leadership acted decisively from the start but instead it revealed china's top
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leaders knew about the outbreaks dangers weeks before the president publicly addressed the problem. and euro china's military has now dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra supplies to a bit to shore up the city's overwhelmed health care system. to get the latest now from beijing correspondent has been reporting on the virus there now show gone this is a city of millions of people it's essentially on lockdown now i mean how do authorities there plan to keep residents inside. china is a surveillance state so they are lots of cameras to surveil the buildings and everybody is most people in china are living in compounds in fenced off compounds that have a gate and there's somebody sitting at the gate usually these people sitting at the gate don't do anything people can just walk in and walk out but it's very easy to activate these people to stop people from passing through actually cell gone is now
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one of 2 cities that have. issued this total lockdown note where people can't even leave their building to buy groceries other cities restricts households to letting people in out just once every 2 days to buy groceries and here in beijing everybody is handed a pos we can we walk in and out freely but we can for example not bring strangers into our compounds so china has these these social control mechanisms that are. much older than technical surveillance that is also in place now and they're using it now and it is i want to ask you because china's president delivered a speech and this was behind closed doors we're just hearing reports about it now the speech was about the severity of the coronavirus but it was about 2 weeks before it was spoken about publicly can you tell us a bit more about the fallout now from those revelations. yeah this speech
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that we're talking about is a speech that he held on the 3rd of february that is 2 weeks ago it was published in chile sure that's the party's theoretical magazine that a party that spreads party ideology the interesting thing most of it is about combating a war against the virus and his leadership but the interesting thing is that he said in that speech that he had been cheering. that battle against the virus from january the 7th now that was the time when author if you still deny that there were ayers was dangerous and this period of denial is seen as one of the main causes for the spread of the virus so he is now basically opening the failures from the beginning and that's quite remarkable that he has said this openly and this could be published in the party magazine it's might be that they're confident to win the
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battle and that the initial failures will stand back behind these massive efforts that they're bringing on now to combat the virus it might be that he couldn't evade any more. this acknowledgement because the fact that he has not been seen during this period is also has also drawn a lot of criticism we don't know really the motives behind it but we know that we are in a period now when it's when when this battle against the virus is something that dominates the whole country today just we have seen news that most probably the 2 sessions the annual session of the parliament will be postponed this is a major step in this political system that does not like surprises to there the schedule absolutely i'm a ts building a reporting for us in beijing thanks very much the hundreds of corn 1000 american
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passengers have been evacuated from the cruise ship diamond princess in the japanese port of yokohama 2 planes carrying the passengers have arrived in the u.s. where they will remain in quarantine for another 2 weeks and find the ship after a man who disembarked in hong kong tested positive for the virus. the diamond princess fenced off at the dockside in yokohama but for some at least a way out after more than a week of uncertainty. buses pull up next to the ship ready to pick up some 300 americans who have chosen to squat quarantine here for quarantine back home. carry this is there and about to step into the big wide world so i have my mask on and i can't go on. cheryl mole skin the husband paula from syracuse in new york state after being cooped up on the ship for 12 days they've agreed to be flown back to the u.s.
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where they'll spend another 14 days in isolation to shut this cell phone video of their own evacuation in this case at least a good natured event. thank you. thank you. and then your praise for. i'm down there on the road leaving behind them at least 40 americans who have contracted the virus those patients who remain in japan for treatment. on the last leg of the evacuation government chartered jumbo jets ready to fly to california and texas. an eventful holiday is drawing to a close. you were just here. in the pouring. and that's a good week you're being pretty miserable worries me throw. everybody had to go to the bathroom on the bus if you're going to you're going to be a 5 hour wait to get off the bus if you want evacuation completed
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canada hong kong initially say they also plan to evacuate their citizens from the cruise ship. all right here are some other stories now making news around the world syrian state media say government troops have made advances against rebel held on claves in the province of aleppo the region has been held by opposition forces since 2012 the latest successes are threatening the fragile cooperation between turkey and russia which back opposing sides in the conflict. an australian court has ruled that a search warrant authorizing police to raid the australian broadcasting corporation last year was legal police were searching for material related to reporting on australian military operations in afghanistan the broadcaster has told the court ruling it blew a blow to democracy. authorities in burkina faso say gunmen have killed at least $24.00 civilians in the north east of the country he attacked targeted a church in the village of pansie islamist extremists are being blamed for
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a growing insurgency that started in neighboring mali and has also extended into the share. a course in cape town has given hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers 4 more weeks to stay in a church where they've been sheltering since october my grandson refuge in a methodist church in the city center that's after being forcibly dispersed from their sit in protest outside the united nations refugee agency complex the refugees who say they are threatened by anti foreigner violence in south africa or demanding resettlement outside the country let's get more now from our correspondent adrian krishi has been following these court proceedings in cape town adrian 1st of all just walk us through this court decision today and how are refugees reacting to it . all so basically the main point of the court says is that the people here the refugees as you can see behind me in front of the church here have to abide by the municipal loss basically there were
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a lot of complaints by people in the neighborhood it's right in the city of cape town there's a lot of shops hotels and so on who are saying this is harming business people are staying on the sidewalks they're cooking everywhere they urinating everywhere so the court says you have to stop that the court did not say this is an eviction notice this is actually what many people here were afraid of that this was going to happen that they offer 4 months thing you have to leave the church but overall mixed reaction from the refugees i talked to some said well ok it's good for now we can stay here something where we actually need to find a conclusion here we can also not stay here forever because they have to recall is to be relocated to a 3rd country. and we can we can get a sense of it just by looking behind you but can you describe for us what is life like for refugees in cape town are they at risk of violence as many claim. also it's a big debate here as well because if you recall the attacks last year those in the phobic attacks that have happened they mainly happened in johannesburg and other areas not here in cape town but if you talk to the refugees here they have other
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stories to tell they talk of structure of racism of experiences themselves for example not getting birth certificates for their children and so on and so forth so they say yes their lives at risk here but many people here see it quite different even right next to the church so you see like dozens of shop owners who are from other african countries as well they say they feel safe here they want to continue living here and they're quite upset with what the refugees see behind me at the church here saying adrian many of the refugees they say they want to be resettled in other countries where the chances now of the happening. there are very low and that's the problem here the refugees insist that they want to be resettled and the government insists on that saying it's not possible it's not going to happen no other country has said we are ready to take you so the only solution the government sees is for them to go back to the communities here in south africa where they came from or an aging creature on that story for us in cape town thank you very much.
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well the european union is divided on whether to resume a naval mission to stop arms smuggling to libya that's the assessment from the blocks foreign policy chief italy and austria have raised concerns the ships could encourage more migrants to head to europe across the mediterranean eve foreign ministers are meeting in brussels to discuss the issue their talks come a day after united nations officials said that attempts to end the conflict in libya and an arms embargo to the country are failing europe's inability to provide effective leadership to end the fighting there was a key issue at the munich security conference that wrapped up yesterday. libya is still awash with arms and fighting is still raging despite a previous agreement reached in germany last month. a top u.n. official at the munich security conference said the truce had been violated $150.00 times since then and she said efforts to cut the flow of weapons had been equally
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unsuccessful arms embargo has become a joke and so you know we all really need to step up here and. it is complicated because there are violations that are you know happening on land sea and air and that all needs to be monitored in libya fighters loyal to the internationally recognized government control only a small area around the capital tripoli most of the rest of the country is in the hands of the rebels. a month after germany hosted the libya conference and berlin its participants gathered around the table again this weekend in munich 30 nations including the united states russia and turkey germany's foreign minister condemned the fact that some of these states as well as others not present continue to supply weapons to the north african country. it is important that we create transparency and ensure that those who intend to continue breaking this weapons and bargo must
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expect to be identified. ahead but europe's leaders are not speaking with one voice different e.u. governments even back opposing sides in the conflict that lack of common purpose was another of the conference's focal points are for more let's go to our top correspondent teri schultz she's in brussels for us terry been following this story for ministers now meeting in brussels today i mean what's on the table what what will they be discussing. well called the european union decided that its biggest contribution to the push to end the libyan conflict would be to reestablish a naval mission in the mediterranean designed to monitor the arms embargo now this came after so much optimism after that meeting in berlin where the 2 major sides turkey and russia agreed to stop shipping in weapons and then a cease fire was agreed on the ground so the e.u. said ok we'll make sure that no weapons get through that that arms embargo but what
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has happened is that the reestablishing this mission has remained bogs down in migration politics and we all know how tricky that is in the european union countries like austria and italy are unwilling to revive operation sophia as it's named because they say they don't want these drowning migrants to be picked up and brought to european shores and so they are unwilling to allow the mission to be reestablished as an arms embargo monitoring mission and you know the german foreign minister must says we can't solve one problem if we leave aside the other when he is urging all member states to go ahead and support the arms embargo he says we're not going to stop these people fleeing from libya unless we solve the political crisis in the country but it doesn't look like today anything is going to be resolved they're just going to keep talking about it. talks continue we heard earlier a senior u.n. official calling the arms embargo at least the enforcement of that in bargo
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a joke i mean it is anyone respecting the rules now when it comes to the conflict in libya. they're not and that's particularly disappointing after this berlin meeting a month ago where they said they would stop shipping in weapons where this cease fire was agreed and there was a lot of hope that perhaps this really would be the time that a political solution in libya could move forward that the 2 sides would start talking instead of trying to fight this out militarily but that hasn't been the case as you as you heard in our report and now with the european union not even being able to agree to put ships in the mediterranean to monitor the the arms embargo it really seems like nothing has been achieved a month after it looks like things were very much moving on the right track terry i want to ask you because germany took such a big role in bringing trying to bring peace to libya there was a big conference in berlin a month ago what's your sense will germany continue to try to push that forward what we heard from foreign minister maass this morning was that he still is very
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much motivated to move things ahead but also frustrated and that frustration is shared by e.u. foreign policy chief joseph burrell who actually articulated in munich over the weekend that it was ridiculous was his word that a country like austria that doesn't even have a ship that would be going into the mediterranean would be allowed to block it so this is has in fact created a bigger discussion about about how foreign policy decisions are made in the european union but in the meantime libya continues to suffer and people continue to die an islamic state continues to regroup it's a really serious issue and nothing seems to be moving ahead. correspondent teri schultz thank you so much. our here's a check now of some of the other stories making headlines at this hour u.n. secretary general antonio good terrorists has praise pakistan for hosting millions of afghan refugees is on a 4 day visit to islamabad to address a conference on refugees and peacekeeping this week marks 40 years since afghan refugees 1st settle in pakistan so a court in germany has ordered tesla of the u.s.
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electric vehicle manufacturer to stop clearing forest lands near berlin's a build its 1st european factory the ruling comes after the state environmental office if the green light to clear $92.00 actors of woodland the plant. well rio is a world famous carnival festivities are only a week away preparations now reaching fever pitch for the spectacular somber parade there each year scores of the city's dance schools compete for the carnivals championship title but this year the parade is at the center of a bitter debate. it's a dress rehearsal for deborra. flag bearer of the monkey or a somber school. one week before she and her troops arrive for the title at the rio carnival. tierra is brazil's most famous somebody school and the defending champion but a bitter clash over monk arrows theme this year is overshadowing preparations for
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the world famous parade. it centers around jesus christ a deliberate provocation by monk here as members. and it's a very emotional topic because we're going to show different versions of jesus as whites and blacks as a man and a woman and indigenous. this is the neighborhood of monkey or a gang infested slum on a hill in rio at its foot the renowned somebody's school. how might the story of jesus have gone had he grown up here perhaps as a black woman or someone else that's the explosive question the monkey or school will put on display during carnival. while the dance troupe prepares in this complex. out on the beach evangelical christians gather for a religious ceremony. many feel outraged by the somebody schools plan for them
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jesus is white and untouchable. but jesus saved me he saved my life he means everything to me. conservative pastors have launched a petition against my gear as plan they want to prevent the site of a black jesus in the parade. holy bible does not say that jesus grew up in a slum like man. these people are degrading our bible anyway the carnival is the ruin of many people exposing them to drugs sex and murder. in december a brazilian t.v. comedy portraying jesus as a gay man sparked a violent backlash suspected religious fundamentalists through mala tough cocktails into the producer's offices to dora and her monkey era colleagues call the criticism absurd. it's all nonsense the critics haven't even read our program. just ahead of their big
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performance the monkey arrows are undaunted. or the bonus the title race is tight but champions by munich put on a show of force at the weekend mark meadows from t w sports is here for more on that i mean 1st of all for cologne i mean this wasn't really a fair fight wasn't no it wasn't i mean it's carnival time in cologne there is there's a back to their stated that they were they were wearing special shirts for the occasion but by and rather ruined the party somewhat and in some style i mean they needed to because abi likes a good going back top of the table on saturday with their win by and reassert. they're off already and the goals can quite fit them fast in this one so keep your eyes failed the cologne followed their 51 capitulation to dartmouth and with a 4 nil thrashing of freiburg win or lose they guarantee goals and that was the
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case again against bio and. unfortunately the ball went the way of the visitors in the 1st half robert live a double speak of the scoring with his 23rd of the season one mil to the champions after just 3 minutes i 2 minutes later it was to know through kingsley command. i live in dodge city with me turn to must rule over the lay off the smart finish things were getting embarrassing for cologne and more ways than one. there were just 12 minutes on the clock when by and put themselves out of sight. i said should not be 3 no i it was more of the same after the break as cannot break up his 2nd 66 minutes because the day when the german national paid for milk i asked you how the documents colognes mark how did
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a consolation strike for the whole she rode off the story after 17 minutes i for one finished another high scoring thriller featuring cologne will coach mark is just probably wouldn't mind a boring mill milsom same soon. baron go back on top and with 16 goals in 5 games since the winter break there once again an ominous for the title running looms i wear this out there in 16 goals in 5 games this victory over cologne wasn't operational byron is back yes indeed i mean i think what's behind this surge in form is continuity there's not been a lot of chopping and changing in the line up and that was proven by the fact they scored 3 goals in. 1st 12 minutes that's the 1st time by and ever done that no one is they go away and i mean the players just know everybody's roles that you know if you if you bring in a whole new set of players every of the game then takes them half a game to get used to each other again so i think that is really key to what's
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happened i mean to continue that big new signing of the season the 2nd of age you can't get a game you know is called a little magician but they don't use magic because everything's working out just fine without him so i think that really underlines how strong byron are at the moment an embarrassment of riches there and also a new head coach paying off yeah i mean hands you flick i mean since his appointment in november when they set niko but he's barely put a foot wrong to be honest i mean it's been plain sailing most of the way he actually had a bad cold yesterday and couldn't actually go to the post match press conference but i was he was fine with this team talk because it wonders what he's not done yet we have to say that i mean his 12 games to go to actually have a look at the table and see how tight it is at the top of the boom as they go and buy in are actually only ahead of leipzig by a point and then crucially you've got dortmund and glad they're 3 points further back now bion of got to go to dortmund in april they could easily lose that and crucially also glad back half a game in hand so it's very rare that it's so tight in the top 4 in the bone as
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they go but i am a betting man and i will say unfortunately byron a probably going to do it and the schedule favors byron as well yes i mean next week they're playing ball on friday at home so that should be an easy one but then they got the champions league the week afterwards against chelsea and that could mess with their minds a little bit had a bad experience in the champions league last season so there's still a lot of play for all right mark meadows sports it is shaping up to be a fun end of the boom as they get season thanks so much. the portuguese football club the toria have launched an investigation after porto player was racially abused by fans at a league match take a look at business was so fed up he tried to substitute himself but his teammates physically stopped him from leaving the pitch that has actually been condemned later on by anti-racism campaigners the malayan forward said supporters who shouted racist abuse and threw a seats on the pitch for idiots he also criticised the referee for showing him
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