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♪ > this is "dw news," live frm berlin. more people confirmed dead, a virus in china spreaeang from human to human. it has now spreaead to japan,, south korea,a, and thailand. it comes as millions of chinese are about to travel for the lunar new year holiday. coming up tonight, actions to back up p eir words one day
after acting in arms and in libya. military leaders debating omisission in the war-torn country. could sexism be making the gap between rich and poor wider? with more wealth in fewer and fewer hands, it is women in developing countries who are paying the highest price, according to a new report. to our viewers on pbs in the united states, and around the world, welcome. tonight in china concerns are growing over the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus. it has been blamed for three deaths in a chinese central city, with more becoming ill. the disease is capable of being spread from person-to-person. it comes at a time when millions
are traveling across the country ahead of the lunar new year holiday. > infected patients are tread in isolation wards.. authorities confirmed 200 cases of coronavirus. symptoms include fever and difficulty breathing. three patients have died, but authorities say that most are not seriously ill. health authorities believe that the outbreak occurred at this now closed market that sells fish and wild animals. researchers in london suspect the rate of infection may be higher than the official figure and estimate there could be 1720 cases. beijing says that it is taking the situation seriously. >> regarding our measures to prevent the epidemic spreading, i can say the government is now checking everyone who leaves the tyty. >> the train stations have been equipped with thermal detectors
to screen passengers for fever and medical personnel are on standby. neighboring countries have intrusive checks at airports. for cases have been detected in people traveling to japan and thailand. three u.s. airports are also screening passengers, though there have been no confirmed cases so far. >> we are joined now by the president of the [indiscernible] institute in berlin. good to have your the program. should people be worried about how quickly the virus is spreading? >> first of all i would like to thank you for this opportunity to talk about the virus here. there are other viruses that are similar to this. so we know a lot about it. 2002, 2003, the sars virus was hardly -- highly similar to this virus. we are on alert, but we know how
to handle it, how to contain it, and therefore i think that people should be on alert, should really stay safee and tht they should really know what to do and this is the most important thing, for us to deliver that message to the people. >> the chinese authorities are saying that the out rate trouble . do you believe them? >> sure i do, why wouldn't i? in 2002 there were three different factors from today. it was an unknown virus and the chinese authorities to report properly to the world. third, they didn't have t that huge capacity for efficiency. these are three major advances over the last 15 years or so. even with these circumstances, we were able to control sars. why shouldn't we be able to control the new virus? >> we know now that it can be transmitted from human to human.
how do you b best control the virus from spreading if you know that simple contact in crowds can spread the virus easily? >> first of all, we don't have all the data to fully drug -- fully judge the transmission. what we know today is that there are 220 cases and that most have been infected reputedly by contactt to certain animals and we know that the number of cases between people is rereally smal. frfrom what we know today, i i's that there needs to be intensive contact to become infected. the transmission rate doesn't seem to be too high. >> you said intensive contact. it's right before the lunar new year in china. tens 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 the virus? >> this is clearly not a perfect situation for outbreak control, but authorities are working hardly -- working hard on it. expert screening, to my knowledge at some 300 points they are taking the temperature of people. there is a chance to get the people who are actually infected . they have put in place a lot of control measures. i would again like to mention that they have really reported nicely on the situation. the whole world is taking control to support. >> it's good to hear the positive news from you, that's for sure. professor, we appreciate your time. thank you. >> thank you. >> berlin was the site for a conference yesterday, bringing an end to the civil war in libya. a tentative cease-fire was
agreed to. foreign ministers are meeting to a group -- to agree to the next steps. they are proposing restarting the naval operation to rescue migrants in the mediterranean. the mission was halted due to a dispute over the distribution of refugees across europe. the eu says that it will not take steps to monitor a cease-fire until the warring factions in libya have established a stable truce. in the cease-fire that was reached yesterday, both sides agreed to nominate a five-member committee to nominate the fragile cease-fire. many ordinary libyans however are viewing recent peace efforts with skepticism. after nine years of conflict and with fresh clashes reported, early on monday around tripoli, many libyans know firsthand how fleeting peace and stability can
be. >> life goes on inin tripoli, despite renewed assaults around the c capital. the high-level summit has made no promises. the prime minister acknowledged a resistance to negotiate. >> from our site we have nominated five people and they are waiting to meet their five counterparts, but on an individual front have rejected the possibility of sitting down with the other sidide. >> the other side controls these libya on a military commission made up of f five representativs from eastside, -- each s side, meant to hammer out a truce. many libyans are skeptical. >> if the conference can be successful, both parties will need to it here to the plan. aa cease-fire will prevent bloodshed in the country. they will sit down togegether ad solve theieir problems. the most -- >> the most
important thing is that there is consensus amongst libyans themselves. there was no need for a conference. reconciliation is necessary to heal the country. >> witith fighting ongoing and e path to peace uncertain, a wide gap persists between talks in europe and action on the ground. >> other stories making headlines, three were killed in baghdad after security forces used tear gas and live ammunition on antigovernment demonstrations. another protester was reportedly killed during demonstrations in karbala. they are demanding an end to corruption. members of the mexican national guard are firing tear gas on migrants trying to cross into the country. they began to wade through the border river after authorities closed the gate on a nearby bridge. the migrants say t that their gl
is to rereach the e united stat. in aokii a at least 10 pepeople died, dozens more were injured whenen a spectctator stand colld at a festival. the wooden structure gave way during the orthodox christian celebration of epiphany. several thousand 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 4.6 billion people combined. the charity says that women are the ones who are most disadvantaged. the inequality report says that 22 of the world's richest men have more money and assets than all of the women in africa. each day, women and girls across the world but in 12.5 billion hours of unpaid care work. talking about cooking, cleaning,
looking after children and the elderly. the work is worth about $11 trillion. to the global economy every year. 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, are trying to change that. >> it doesn't pay much, but this is how ecta helps to support her siblings and her mother. like many 21-year-olds, she has bigger plans. she has already finished a course in selling technology and has been attending -- sewing techchnology and has been attending training sessions to hehelp herer get a better paid . >> i am deterermined to worork. i have had a very difficult
life. i have had problems with my family and other problems, too. but i have never accepted defeat. i want to help my siblings will their careers. if i get a good job, my mother doesn't need to work as a maid in other people's homes anymore. >> many more people -- women across india are pursuing further education, but less than one quararter of those eligibleo work have jobs or are seekining emplploymentnt. concerns about safetety and transport are some of the reasons famamilies, as well as employers, don't want women working. hiring men is easier. for one thing, bosses don't have a real them getting home before it is dark. that is a problem that pinkyy komar he has faced. she travels to ours from her village just to get to work and sometimes she has to leave early in order to get home while it is still light.
she has already broken a taboo by bececoming the first woman in her family to have an office j b , even if f she had to fight to get it. >> i strugglgled a lot. i feel very goodod about my firt job. i learned a lot, i'm enjoying it. many women like - -- >> many won like pininky also struggle to work. >> they don't let her progress. they think, she will geget out,o anything, they just -- she dishshonors u us. they don't trust her. >> will they returned safely? wiwill someone harass them o one waway? will they be in danger? we have to worry about all of these things. >> so many bararriers for womom. but ststill they persevere. >> resilience and perseverance. joining me now from toronto i is
allison holder, the director of the advocacy organization equal measures 2030, focusing on gender issues worldwide. these numbers are staggering. we just saw in that report their two women bucking the trend. too many menen against a all the odds. what has to change to stop this huge and growing inequality fofr womemen around the worldld? >> yeah,h, great,, thanks for having me. what is reallyly interesting is weak l look at two womomen from indidia, but will sound from the index is is ththat no country ys reached gender e equality. ththe problem m about the burdef the unpaid or low-paid care work is something that we should recognizize from every s singlee ofur countriries. proppiping up families, compani, anand countrtries. what we have found is that every
country, even those t that we would thk k of as ndnder equal, like germany, have more to do, getting womemen into powerer and into the top tech andnd science researarch jobs.s. those are all things that are challenges that every country faces. >> your report says that 40% of women live in countries that have faileled gender equalityty. what ds s that mean? >> we e have assessed 129 untries arouound the worldld at all didifferent levels of f genr equality and fouound thahat a he numberer, including those t that inhabit 40% for women and girls, failing onon gender r equality. we measurered a huge range of issueses. viviolencece, b by -- violence, climate e change. countries facing fragility have a lot more to do with genderr
equauality and similarly we foud the richest countries have moree to do.o. when we look at thehe -- when ne lookok at the oxfam m report, wl signed to the sesectors that are least valalued. that underlies the gender discrimination. >> you know, this w week the wod upon public policy elite are meeting for the world economic forum. if you c could meet with them, e top level there, and they could grant your wish, what would be the first thing g on yourr lisir them to improve the situation? >> without question, i went t tn to think about care work. we think about i it as a costs,e can't affoford it, we can't invt because we have to build bridges and buildldings but if you spent 2% ofof gdp on the care sector, you w would create twice a as many jobobs as instruction.
think of care as a an i investm, and investment in decent jobss. rticularlyly for women. i woululd like t to what is to g wowomen into positions of power. they a are more lilikely to legislate and come up with policies that solve thesee problems. i want them get women's organizations around the table. they know the problems the women on the front line are facing. >> it's hard to imagine that lawmakers and policymakers are not aware of this. you hear the same thing around the world.d. people are living longer, the roles of care tech -- caretakers are growing. they are mostly women and they get locate for that. this is a huge proboblem getting biggerer by the day. >> well just looook at the way that we count whether or nonot a country succeeds or fails. we count gdp.. do we count unpaid cacare work? the thing that makeses everythig else work, we don't eveven count it.
i thinink there is a v very basc starting poioint. get t the data so that we k know much unpaid work women n are doing.g. oxfam is a greatat start, but we dodon't have that data for the countries thahat need it. let't's get people not talking about it as a costs or a a drai, but a rereal investment in makig people happier, healthier, with well-paid jobs. >> good advice, recalibration of a moral compass may help as well. allisonn, we appreciate your tie tonight. thank you. >> thanks or having the. >> now to the united states, where dozens of pro-gun activists are having a rally in the state of virginia, urging lawmakers to abandon plans for stricter gun control as democrats promised to engage with stricter gun-control measures. the proposed package of controls has.
it gun rights campaigners. >> pro-gun campaigners gather in richmond every january, but this year they have greater numbers, with new reason to rally for their cause. lawmakers are pushing forward with a package of gugucontrol legislation, including background checks, a ban on assault gun purchases, and a limit of one gun or month. >> all of these rights are god-given. no one can take them away. we have a right to defend ourselves and our families. we are here to let them know they can't take our rights away. >> we don't need gunmen -- neither government telling us what our rights are. if the government keeps pushing this, you are going to see a second revolution in america. like the first revolution, where people get shot.
>> governor ralph northam -- ralph was prompted to take a temporary state of emergency. fuels -- fears fueled by the memory of charlottesville, , whn a white susupremacists in aa ray drove his car into an antiracism protester and killed them. uneasese cap some gun-control activists away from counterprotests. >> it was all the threats and the violence right now. our main goal is not to engage with gun extremists. we are really here to be present in the legislature, to make our voices heard and underscorore wt we see as a moral center for a generation unduly affected by gun violence. >> it was the worst year on record for mass shootings the united hates. the total number of people fatally shot also increased last year according to the nonprofit
the tracks shootings. these activists insist that guns are not the problem and attempts to tighten controls infringe on their constitutional right to bear arms. they see virginia as a key rallying point. they see a national erosion of gun rights. >> we have coverage of the rally in virginia. >> the streets of richmond are crowded with people today. thousands have taken to the street amid a state of emergency that the governor had declared due to security concerns. members of far-right hate groups and the militias could violently disrupted the protests. protesters say that they came peacefully, rallying against the proposition of proper gun legislation, which they see as an attack on american values and the constitution.
>> here are some of the other stories making headlines around the world. the 50th world economic forum is underway in dollars, switzerland. climate change is the big topic at this year's gathering of economic elites. protesters are also gathering around the resort. greta thunberg is going to be addressing them thursday. areas of all -- areas of australia, experiencing drought and natural calamity. dust storms, engulfing towns. look at us. clouds of dust rolling through the region over the weekend. five artworks stolen from a museum in communist east germany have been returned after 40 years. the paintings by dutch masters were seized back in 1979. the thieves were never caught. paintings discovered after an
anonymous source contacted the museum through an intermediary saying that they had the. it was 75 years ago this month that the auschwitz concentration camp was live -- liberated. germany has vowed to never forget the german jews -- the jewish people and others murdered their. one of the memorials built here in berlin in the heart of the city tracks many visitors, but divides opinions. >> right next to the german parliament, 2711 steals of concrete. some of them over three meters high. the holocaust memorial in berlin is famous among visitors from around the globe. daniel is one of them. he is from the netherlands. today he is here for the first
time. >> coming down here, you feel like you're going into it. the smaller get, basically. it really gives you like the walls are getting very close. like you are being locked up, in a way. >> isolation, helplessness, disorientation. this is the reaction of the american architect hoped to provoke among the visitors walking through the memorial. to promote the suffering of jews replicate -- torture during the holocaust. >> i was born during those years, but we know the feelings of the people were in the actual
holocaust. this cement would give me that feeling. >> some children prefer to use the memorial as a playground, rather than the site for remembrance. peter eisenberg has never had anything against that. >> why not? why not? this is not sacred ground. it is part of berlin in for the walk in the field, you will know it is somethining different from being over there. it is that difference, let them judge what that means. >> making your own judgment. daniel felt locked up. but it seems that what makes the memorial so special is everyone's freedom to experience it in their own personal way. >> american football, the league will meet ahead of the super
bowl every february -- every weekend in february. the chiefs beat the packers to book a place. patrick will homes helped the chiefs can back to defeat the type's, sealing this spot into the first super bowl since 1970 for the team. neither snow nor ice stopped in finland, including for one driver. the race covered a total of 201 kilometers. drivers had to battle through extreme conditions with ice creating and only managed to come in ninth to sign.
here's a reminder of the top stories for you. chinese officials have confirmed that the cororona can transfer from person-to-person. it has killed three and affected 200 and they will amid naval missions help to undergo an arm's a burger with libya. that after he chaired a meeting of you and foreign ministers in brussels. i will be back to take you through your day. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪
began the day at two any day. damages watching live from paris will use and analysis from france twenty four i marco in these the main world news headlines. three dead in baghdad as protesters clashed with security forces who fired live rounds cross trying to deadlinene for promised reforms the violence flat. try to crackdown eleleven after the worst writing the protest so far. four hundred people have been injured the key m meeting led by present alone school for better management of the on going protest. calling for wholesale change. thousands of gun rights activivists rallied n