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this is news coming to you live from berlin the u.s. warns turkey its military action in syria risks bringing the two allies into conflict but thank you it says it will continue operations to rid the region of us backed kurdish militia despite the american forces deployed there. also coming up these cute baby monkey just don't just look alike they're clones scientists in china are calling it a breakthrough but now the question is how far are we from cloning humans.
hello i'm terry martin it's good to have you with us turkey is vowing to continue its military operation targeting u.s. backed kurdish militias in northern syria that's despite a warning from u.s. president donald trump to limit the advance or risk confronting american forces on the ground in a phone call with the turkish president trump said that the incursion in the african region quote risks undercutting shared goals but present redshift erda one is pushing back sources in turkey are now saying the white house hasn't accurately summarized that phone call and that trump did not share concerns about the escalating violence for in kurdish y p g militia there have played a key role in helping u.s. backed forces against the so-called islamic state the turkish government calls the
terrorists. the shuttered turn of yielded this evidence of the force that turkey has brought to be enough turkey's government is determined to press on with all of brunch which to them has been a success so far. the operation will continue until the threat is removed. but the kurdish why p.g. wants the world to know that they would surrender the enclave without a fight. we will resist and will not allow the enemy to invade our land to the last drop of blood we have we will never retreat from here. those appear to be no idle words missiles fired from y p g controlled territory crashed into this mosque in the turkish border tone of killis causing fatalities and panic as worshippers tried to free the wounded from the rubble. the death toll rises on both sides but turkish president rich one says he will expand the offensive eastwards. u.s.
troops stationed in northern syria might soon find themselves caught between kurds and turks each ally determined to banish the other from the region at all costs. well that is fighting in syria comes as a fresh round of u.n. sponsored peace talks on syria gets underway in vienna for more i'm joined by kerry sky ring in the austrian capital and dorian jones in istanbul hello to you both kerry let's start with you is the turkish offensive in northern syria affecting the peace talks in beata. it's not a direct effect but certainly an indirect effect what it does what that incursion by turkey does is signal the great differences that exist by the international players in the syrian conflict and the people sitting at the un peace table here in vienna they will have allies and former enemies among those international players and they just see once again that there is no unity at the international level on
the way forward for syria it also comes at a critical moment this conflict in that area of syria where turkey is making the incursion of the moment we've had these talks described by the u.n. envoy for the syria talks as a critical moment we will see the french foreign minister call it the last hope for the syrian peace talks and again the conflict is going to increase the humanitarian problems and much of the energy of the peace talks has gone into trying to get aid into various areas so it slows all of that at the peace talks ok dorian in istanbul kerry mentioned the humanitarian aspect of this conflict the turkish incursion has produced a thousands of fresh refugees what's happening with them. well there is certainly concern the united nations say there has been at least five thousand people displaced by the fighting no one knows where these people have gone
many are believed to these remote villages where there is intense fighting possibly some of going to other villages which are unaffected as if yet by the conflict but we've seen some alarming pictures posted on social media showing some villages in caves now that will cause alarm given the fact there is freezing conditions in this region at the moment but going forward there will be concerns that it is fighting reaches the main city of afrin home to over four hundred thousand that would be a major humanitarian crisis pending insists that all steps have been taken to prevent civilian casualties they say the airstrikes of carefully focus and they've also said they have announced the creation of two refugee camps that would house four thousand people it's unclear how many refugees are in those camps at the moment dorian the white house says president warned his turkish counterpart about the danger of clashing with american forces in syria briefly what's the risk of that actually happening. given the fact that the two presidents only seem to agree on what actually has been said at this meeting there was his
hope that this conversation would lead to some sort of deescalation that doesn't appear to have happened that opens the door certainly now for the prospect of a confrontation between turkish and u.s. forces a nightmare scenario and what could threaten a complete rupture in relations but unquoted offer appears a solution they call for the syrian kurdish forces to withdraw from the town of men before crossed the euphrates river and turkish forces would provide protection to those u.s. forces it's unclear whether washington is prepared to take up the offer back to you kerry in vienna parallel to those u.n. sponsored talks taking place in the austrian capital the russians are also sponsoring talks between various warring parties in syria what can you tell us about those talks. yes this is the peace congress set up for was so cheap for next week and the reaction from western diplomats in some arab states is that this is an attempt by moscow to undermine the u.n. peace talks and create a process that would be moved favorable to the government in damascus but we don't
know we don't know who's attending the syrian opposition groups here in vienna say they haven't made up their mind about attending that might do that in the next couple of days but i've also said it's dangerous to set up a parallel process we do know russia and turkey have been hoping it will meetings about it but again very little is known and it certainly won't be ignored by the u.s. and its allies and it remains to be seen what its real purposes carry scarring in vienna and dorian jones in istanbul thank you much to you both. now to some of the stories making headlines around the world today at least two people have been killed and more than one hundred others injured ten of them seriously as a regional train carrying commuters to the italian city of milan derail many passengers were trapped and had to be freed by rescue services there's been no word yet on what caused the crash i don't want to be part of a u.s.
diplomat bill richardson has quit an advisory panel set up to tackle the ranger refugee crisis richardson said he feared the panel had was becoming a cheerleading operation for myanmar's government as decision raises new doubts about efforts to repatriate seven hundred thousand rippin jim muslims who fled myanmar last year yes present donald trump is expected to arrive in davos switzerland later today for a much discussed visit to the world economic forum but first the focus is on britain with a speech by prime minister theresa may that will certainly touch on the exit from of britain from the european union the w.'s been facility is in davos he says it's dealt all she'll be as outspoken about drugs as her predecessor david cameron. cameron stepped down as prime minister in twenty sixteen after that disastrous british vote to leave the european union i was quite surprised to learn that he even show his face again here in davos and he's been caught of the sidelines saying
to a billionaire businessman that it was a mistake the referendum but that it wasn't a disaster what certainly was a disaster was the speech given by his success here a year ago three's a may will be giving a speech again or breaks it today and bankers will be listening very careful for details on that you case departure. well last night in davos the room was packed for talks by europe's heavyweights germany's ireland akhil spoke first but it was france's a man well mark carney who had the headline slot he told the world economic forum globalisation had to ensure prosperity for all classes. it's in manuel mcallen's first world economic forum since becoming french president last may one of his burning issues is globalization and fittingly he addressed his audience in english ladies and gentlemen my my my first missy he said france is back france is back at
the core of for europe. i because we will never have any friends success without a european success mcconnell spoke of a ten year strategy to make europe more economically politically and socially powerful but he said the most vulnerable members of society must not be sacrificed at the altar of progress. let is not be native to dig living station in general is going through a major crisis and this global challenge requires for sure collectively fought from international organizations states companies civil society in order to find and implement solutions angela merkel's appearance marked her return to the world stage after months of political limbo at home the german
chancellor said she welcomed mcconnell's election as a positive turning point for europe and she echoed his sentiments saying the world's problems will not be solved by isolation and protectionism i will give the end of this. we know that there are international egotism we see nationalism on the rise and many states there's a polarizing atmosphere perhaps in many places people worry whether multilateralism can really solve people's problems. ellie's fear of them isn't solution both leaders called for a stronger europe mccann urging great ambition machall appealing for more cooperation on security and foreign policy. makers warning against rising economic nationalism came a day before the arrival in divorce of donald trump the u.s. president's imminent appearance was not lost on mcconnell. for sure was diverse
when you look outside specially coming. and arriving in this in this building in this building is i mean it could be hard to believe in global warming. obviously fortan think you didn't invite them. anybody skeptical with global warming this year. just because there was ready his with there at davos well chinese researchers have cloned a monkey creating two genetically identical copies of another monkey they used the cloning method to produce dolly the sheep two decades ago but it's the first time that method has worked with a monkey it's a breakthrough that potentially brings scientists closer to being able to clone human. meat and while they might just look like two cute baby macaques but they also represent a breakthrough that has excited scientists around the world the monkeys are clones
the very first successful clones of a primate researchers at the chinese academy of sciences presented them to the public this week the purpose of doing call me a monkey and use monkeys experiment to animals is really for the human health for the cure in a few men disease there are many other animal models you can use you can use mice was widely used but there has to difficulty. in using the dose animal model for human disease because mice of very far away from humans the process took over a year and one hundred twenty seven eggs almost eighty viable embryos and a bevy of host mothers to produce the two babies it's hoped the clones could be used for studying diseases like parkinson's and alzheimer's researchers say clones like these could help them glean results that would be more pertinent to humans but
this breakthrough also begs another question can we clone humans and should we the burial of cloning primate species is. over call in principle any primate including humans can be called. but all purpose. is. we see no reason why. not despite the issuances it seems the debate around possible human cloning is once again on the agenda. scientists watching. in the philippines say. could happen at any moment they say the volcano is swelling with magma under the surface and it may not be able to withstand the pressure of all that. about seventy five thousand people have been evacuated from the. eruption could become a humanitarian emergency lasting months. as the most active volcano in the