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this is a dublin years lie from the british prime minister's back up plan for bracks it's recently since they will be know the language dates of britain's departure from the european union but can her new proposals satisfy lawmakers who threw out her original plan also on the program one of the world's most repressive regimes says it has changed its ways as respect the stance president visits germany we hear from a journalist who says he was jailed and tortured for years so how things changed
back program. i'm the so-called super blood to pull from the moon the moon turned to red last night we'll have more on this spectacular looking event. i'm so gail welcome to the program britain's prime minister has presented parliament with an alternative plan for that she hopes will allow when lawmakers support threesome a i was forced to amend her original deal to take britain out of the huge majority of party tenants rejects late last week the main sticking point is the so-called irish says the political insurance policy was meant to keep an open border between northern ireland which is part of the u.k. and the irish republic which will remain in the. forces with mrs may's conservative
party opposed about stuff as does the day you pay the northern irish part of it is propping up the government is part of the prime minister's statement. with regard to the backstop despite the changes we have previously agreed there remain two core issues the fear that we could be trapped in it permanently and concerns over its potential impact on our union if northern ireland is treated differently from the rest of the u.k. so i will be talking to this week to colleagues including the u.p.a. to consider how we might meet our obligations to the people of northern ireland and ireland in a way that can command the greatest possible support in the house and i will then take the conclusions of those discussions back to the e.u. . from d.w. correspondence a big mass in the london outside the house of parliament and teri schultz in brussels welcome both let's start with you could we see much difference between teresa mayes original plan and proposal that she put to parliament today.
i think that plan b. looks suspiciously like plan a when she said that she's going to include lawmakers in the process but from what i understand this is the next step it's the actual agreement that she hopes to reach with the that's not the withdrawal given so that's not of much hope she's also said that she is going to reassure that she's not going to undermine workers' rights an environmental rights but that's of course pandering to the labor party the trade unions but who knows what the next government will do so those reassurances are my duty and worth that much so no we don't really see that there this is the aca magical breakthrough and we really see that those positions here in the house of parliament between those who are for a hard gregg's it and those who want a much closer relationship to the e.u. in the future they're still as entrenched as as they were before i would say so teri schultz in brussels when the british prime minister goes back to brussels and
says can we talk again about this deal what will she have to put on the table to say this is different and this is different and what's the likely response. it's very hard to imagine what she'll come back with because she has come back several times in the past asking for things that were at times called reassurances that other times called concessions and all the e.u. was willing to do at that point was to say look none of us want the irish backstop to go into effect because of course we want a deal and if it does we wanted to be temporary just like you would so i don't see what she's expecting new leaders to say with any reconfiguration of what she what she talked about today in fact foreign ministers met here in brussels today and there was absolutely no sign that anyone was going to budge on the irish backstopping in fact several of them reinforced that they were one hundred percent behind ireland and the irish foreign minister said look this is not something that's negotiable so i really can't see any room for maneuver for tourism a on this
issue of the backstop so book at mass the the prime minister that has made some domestic political. tweaks so this deal it's not enough to get parliament behind it . i really can't see how she can get parliament behind it palm and is really looking to broker no deal breaker there are many that really don't want to do this and they are looking to amend the whole process there's going to be more bills put in place in order to prevent just that they also are asking to extend article fifty so there's going to be a vote on those motions that maybe is going to bring some new movement and a sole issue but to get polman behind the plan a or plan b. you're however what you would you call it at this moment looks pretty unrealistic. teri schultz the e.u. has done a good job of speaking with
a voice on the over the last of this issue is that unity holding. it is so far you know today the polish foreign minister came out and said hey guys what do you think about putting a five year time limit on the irish backstop would that be enough to get the british parliament behind this deal and could we agree to that and he was immediately shut up the irish foreign minister said no but the german foreign minister said nope not going to put a time limit on something that is a worst case scenario in the first place so that doesn't seem to be breaking the unanimity on the irish backstop so yeah they've been holding up pretty well and i don't think the reason may is going to be able to to to break this nobody wants to reopen that withdrawal agreement today shows and brussels bigot mass in london thank you for. business use with stephen beard news emerging from the world economic forum in davos switzerland that's right phil there may be no immediate threat of recession but the outlook for the global economy is worse than
it has been for a long time that's according to international monetary fund chief christine legarde speaking at the world economic forum today in davos now the i.m.f. now down its global growth projection for the year to three point five percent from three point seven percent the united nations expects even lower growth cooling chinese economy is among the biggest global wrists look are told the doubles audience and that could also cause turbulence. they are talking about that cooling a condom in china the growth rate in china has slipped to its lowest point in almost three decades that's fueling concerns that it could slow the global economy down with it and prompting questions like what's behind the slowdown and should the rest of the world be worried. once upon a time chinese economic performance wasn't global news those days are long gone the country's growth rate now act as an indicator for the health of the entire world's
economy no wonder then that this in once meant was so hotly anticipated. according to preliminary estimates the total value of china's g.d.p. was ninety point zero three trillion you won some ninety two a six point six percent year on increase that figure outstripped the anticipated goal to. six point six percent it may not sound too shabby but take a look at this a decade ago chinese economic growth was hovering around ten percent in the year since then it's slowed steadily and what's worrying investors is that no one knows when that decline is going to end the reasons for china's slowdown are manifold domestic issues like a slowing property market are putting pressure on growth but even more worrying to the global markets is the continuing trade dispute with the united states. the two
countries are currently holding a ninety day truce which their leaders agreed to after dining together at the g. twenty summit in argentina for their trade talks are set to take place next week but after months of volatility a resolution may still be far off a further escalation could have a dramatic impact on the chinese economy potentially setting in motion a decline in the rest of the world to. four times a week a jetliner from iran's behind the air flies into germany no longer starting today as iran uses the airline to transport military personnel and equipment to. the u.s. . the united states has imposed sanctions on mon air since the obama administration in twenty eleven saying the airline provided financial and other support to iran's islamic revolutionary guards and it's been pressing its european allies to follow suit ever since the german ban will now take immediate effect
according to government spokesman stephan side but this is still does the fact is that it cannot be ruled out that this airline could be used to transport things into germany that could have a security impact and this specifically considering the recent backdrop of terrorist activity and intelligence of terrorist activities by iran in europe. for your. insight. denied that the decision to ban my honey air was the result of u.s. pressure but european countries have felt the pinch since u.s. president donald trump pulled washington out of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty last year many european countries have tried to maintain a business relationship with their run but now some might follow germany's lead. and let's stay in europe where france's data watchdog has announced it will find u.s. tech giant google fifty million euros for breaching data consent regulations french
authorities say google confuse users about which services were available if they did not accept the company's complicated conditions of use google was accused of securing forced consent through the use of pop up boxes it is the largest find to date under the e.u. strict general data protection regulation or g d p r. and back to phil west more news thanks david we'll take a look at some of the stories making news around the world russia has threatened to retaliate after the you put sanctions on its military intelligence chiefs of the nerve agent attack she is with the. russian double agents that it is individuals were and. hated in the attempted murder of. his daughter in the british town of salzburg last year. taxi drivers in madrid of go on strike calling for stricter regulations against riot hailing services like and cab the five which operate on the different licenses they join the tribes in barcelona who've been
a strike since friday and today march on the catamaran the parliament. protesters rallied in the northern part of khartoum sudan's capital last night part of weeks of sometimes deadly demonstrations calling for president omar al bashir to step down after thirty years in government decision to triple the price of bread bread has sparked the latest arrest. of the israeli military says its jets have struck your brainy and military targets in syria including assess minissha as fierce facilities and intelligence sites you know what is a red departure from israel's normally ambiguous statements concerning its activities in syria the strikes were in response to a rocket fired by iranian forces towards israel on sunday itself responds to an earlier israel air raid near damascus international air force. explosions in the skies over damascus on monday morning this syrian observatory for
human rights says some syrians have been killed israel's military has confirmed that it targeted a rainy and syrian positions including arsenals and training camps as seen in this footage. during a visit to china yesterday israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu called it an early warning of a long term military strategy. is one of the newly permanently pursue a policy of attacking iranian positions in syria and everyone who tries to harm. the policy was developed after a drone attack on israel from an iranian position in syria in february last year in the months that followed israel did hundreds of military bases arsenals and radar stations across syria the goal was to destroy the iranian infrastructure that as much as possible. is real
increasingly views the expansion of iranian positions and the deployment of iranian revolutionary guards in syria as a direct threat to israel's security. after a rocket was fired over the golan heights israel has now warned of further counter attacks by syria syria's ally iran. let's get more. on it was a middle east expert with the institute for international and security affairs welcome to day to you so what more do we know then about this israeli operation against targets inside syria well actually speaking about two different strikes the first one really two days ago is actually connected to your previous item and its employees by israel to stop an airliner carrying personnel and equipment into syria . actually and this time in. a series of strike conducted by israel in the last year and
a half in its campaign to rollback or to limit. a military. jet . any time any place. video never. have the benefit of. songs to sing along to download tickets to come from super fancy to be. very cost is put into active exercises d.w. dot com slash dr landed on facebook in the app store. german for free w. p r fighters want to start families to become farmers or engineers everyone of them as a planet are you sure. that the children who have always been the boy
and those that will follow are part of a new process. they could be the future of. granting opportunities for global news that matters. how does he feel that he would as soon as you're not there are going to have been dealt out already so. well that it got it this symbol of the good it all but you. also come up dead has been graph from a direct confrontation between israel and iran right i think we should really change the terms and move former trekked of direct confrontation into a real reality or the reconciliation in the last year and a half we've seen iranian casualties because of israeli airstrikes recently seen
iranian attempts to launch missiles at israeli soil is in no way a breach of the old more disciplined of forty eight for the first time in forty years of conflict we see the reconstitution for the first time we're not seeing a war via proxies direct military confrontation it is a limited military confrontation and quite far though simply you know both parties at the moment each side based on its own resolutions try to avoid the further escalation of the situation wolf obvious and we've seen it during the last weekend's events are limiting their response iran can easily has the capacity of launching a barrage of missiles they chose to shoot just to fire just one missile same thing with the israeli retaliation so both parties are trying to live with this delusion however in the current situation where both parties as the sense of urgency to shape the situation on the ground a discussion phase and in a situation where there's no informal understanding with between the parties the possibility of unintended miscarriages miscalculations same thing we've seen during
the last cycle of escalations in two thousand and six between israel and hezbollah the option the likelihood of this option becoming a reality is on the rise basically and all this as america is withdrawing its troops from syria indeed i think that is one of the reasons for the for this breach . of ambiguity in think it's an important point where the israelis considering the u.s. support is an important component in their containment policy this is the time when israelis are trying to shore resolve and to emphasize dad things are not changing i mean they are continuing their policy their strength destructive geo containment of iran there are appalling the red lines nothing changes with a read roll of u.s. forces on the ground and i think this specific timing this is an important message but also an important attended to maybe by the iranians to change the rules of the game the rules are the rules of engagement and to offer a response to change this equation of the difference between the parties
interesting thank you so much for running out for us mostly on from the german institute for international and security of. the president of pakistan has visited germany such chancellor in the lead the first such visit in eighteen years presenter shafqat mitzi your half says he wants to deepen ties with angela merkel and germany his visit comes at a time of change for the central asian country president assume power two years ago after the death of those pakistan's long term autocratic leader has a merkel commander of the new president on recent political reforms and mentioned increased military cooperation was backing start shares a border with afghanistan. hundreds has really been changed in the country in a moment we'll hear from a human rights campaign a first of your english shatter records from the course back capital tashkent but he spoke with a journalist who spent nearly two decades in prison. so it really goes on
after nineteen years behind bars yusuf who seem around of is enjoying every moment of his newfound freedom there are happening in the fifty five year old journalist was jailed in the late ninety's for supporting a new position petition regime a rod of is one of hundreds of who had to pay for their political views with their freedom. but. i was tortured in prison. they always found reasons to punish me and came up with new ways to physically torture us political prisoners. we had to unload hot bricks from railway wagons yes the bricks had just come out of the oven and we had to load them into cars they're moving by the technician. is one of at least sixteen political prisoners who've been released from prison in the last two years.
the main reason i was freed was thanks to our current president. it came down to his political commitment his will to personally stand up and behalf of the prisoners. that the government's human rights envoy has also praised president shafqat museo if he's promoted that his country is opening up he says that thanks to the president finally have an opportunity to defend their rights. not g.'s to the rubbish as to what. we used to receive two hundred complaints a year most last year we got nine hundred today we don't have a single political prisoner in our jails because the president personally monitors the situation we have changed as a country the western and. a lot has changed in his biggest town in the last two years and the country is gradually opening up to the outside world but with people
still detained on political charges in the country's prisons the rule of law still seems a long way off here in this big study human rights watch says there are still nearly a dozen incarcerated for their political views including priests soldiers and the journalists but unlike the human rights organization the country's government doesn't concede doesn't political prisoners. and yet change is tangible in its biggest on corrupt police are being openly criticised powerful intelligence officials ousted and travel regulations for citizens are being relaxed after four i hope there will be real reform and concrete results i want is back is done to finally become a true democracy because the. other reforms are also taking place in this biggest unknown not just in human rights. central asia populous country seems to want to
put an end to its all three tarion past. let's break this up with. central asia researcher for human rights watch welcome to day to do you think is this change real. i think the changes we're seeing are quite remarkable in respect to stand a country of over thirty million people which up until very recently had one of the world's most atrocious human rights records of widespread torture in prison and millions of people being forced to pick cotton in the fields and thousands of political prisoners and what we've seen in a little over two years are forty political prisoners released. a lot more openness in the press a willingness to discuss torture and generally a feeling that the society is opening up a sort of thought of human rights owners as restore their sorry your see this is being. cosmetic this is there because it really is under
a completely new management well we have human rights envoys in the past but they used to be cosmetic and now we see they have a little bit more latitude in which to do their job we have human rights activists telling us that they feel a little bit more freedom than the person you have profiled in your segment just now he was the world's longest imprisoned journalist nineteen years behind bars and when i met him about a month ago he had he exuded that sense of hope and we find that sense of hope and opportunity and renewal in a lot of sectors of society but there's still a big question mark because the still an authoritarian dictatorship where free elections are a distant dream so how does this change that and become sustainable well you know in order to have a democracy you need to have free elections in order to have free elections need to have free speech we still see the internet being blocked and is back to stand so that should change we hope that that was raised today in these talks here in berlin and other things that we need to see would be and should be opened up in tuscon
have its own bureau there should be an ability to do the job that journalists do and human rights activists do without fear of retribution retaliation germany's biggest interest and. clearly is it seems to be more than trade come it coming but coming. leverage the trading relationship to have a positive impact on human rights well one of the things that was an obstacle to trade in for a number of years here in germany was that cotton that came out of spec a stand was harvested by people that were forced to pick that cotton and so dozens of the peril companies and big brands were boycotting this back on for many years and that really impeded trade we have seen the president willing to change that practice and so that could allow trade to flourish but i think it's about more than trade again it's about a genuine demonstrated will to allow democracy to allow free speech and trade will come the specs and wants trade but it needs to do more than simply make deals
needs to deliver on human rights promise of could you see how. you have something to gain from. a relationship with germany your strongest economy what what just germany gets for a relationship with us but you stop what you know is baucus and is central asians largest economy largest country with over thirty two million people it's right in the center of a very strategic region and of course we know that afghanistan borders a spec a stand and troops that nato uses in his back in afghanistan transit through his back railroads and cross that border and of course it's really in europe's interest in the west interest that is back stan be a stable open and prosperous country to bring stability to that region i think democracy also emanating from central asia would really benefit for for the whole region is biased and is sandwiched in between india russia and china so it's very strategic for
a lot of reasons it's quite an optimistic outlook. for how we allow that to happen . but from the human rights watch thank you you thank. i do wish he did of the news live from baghdad still to come high hopes for ending decades of bloodshed himself in the philippines and millions in the mindanao region of post-war plan to create an autonomous region separatists that backed the idea after nearly fifty years of a breast. a make over like you've never seen before a town noticed its least national disgrace turned into a destination for tourists we'll take you to the ancient cane houses of mattel. of yet you can always get g.w. news on the go just found out from the google play off of me op will still give you access to information from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news and also use the app service for terms and video games. so all
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a more relevant today than they were a hundred years ago. to combine the people. with shaping society. with ideas. powerhouse world this week on t.w. . this is the news live from berlin i'm phil gale our top story at this hour britain's prime minister theresa may has presented parliament with. and rejected calls for a delay beyond the current end of march deadline essential hold more talks with her party parliamentary allies and with the e.u. . zimbabwe's high courses order the government to restore full internet services after ruling that the current shutdown is illegal and comes as
a crackdown in the country is intensifying with police hunting down people suspected of organizing recent protests the demonstrations have led to the deaths of at least three people one of whom is very weak had these pictures are from a funeral service and. shot and killed by police at a demonstration in iraq as the country goes through its worst economic crisis for a decade daily life in zimbabwe is a struggle they doubly correspondent privilege most fun hearing as this reform. from this on michigan took a ticket and his wife mavis sits down at the area warm to plan what they should buy it is a difficult task his monthly salary is a teacher barely covers the expenses for a week the father of seven is de benteke he is struggling to buy medication or nice salary or less than he will and or five hundred us dollars a month i don't remember when i lost by did my mom. because you can't budget.
you you just. knew you i didn't choose the. civil service like me irish do you want to sell it and raise their wages paid in u.s. dollars to question them from the economic shocks regularly hitting zimbabwe early january doctors in a district that went on for more than a month. now teachers are threatening and mission white walk out the government of president in a sort of seize the economy needs to add just in that they have not forgotten the awakening sort of government is putting in place there but controlled media is. pushing its witness. if you will post of
living adjustment package. is effective. in the context of the current budget that's a quote out. by unions a few negotiations are not being taken seriously the government or five and ten percent salary increase is of april but unions rejected it. we did not see a government that is living in or even if the gun didn't do that without taking the bill zimbabwe's ongoing economic crises is one of the biggest challenges facing the new administration after the departure of longtime president robert mugabe the prices of basic goods have more than tripled since october fuel is in short supply motorists are spending days q weak and zimbabweans like me shipped it could
take us thirteen to doubt whether the economic growth promised by the new government will become in reality. a reporter indeed a privilege or most fun here and harare he joins us now welcome president so we'll pick up on that last point there is this economic crisis about to turn political. we can safely say so few. they call on me has become airborne of contention even between the ruling party and the opposition that there is going to station where the opposition blames the ruling party for the economic decay that his persisted even with the departure of the former president robert mugabe and when the ruling party site the ruling party blames the opposition for calling for an economic summit whiston economic sanctions on the country to do with. politicians.
in the past have had you know the human rights records that are not really good so you know it is indeed a bone of contention between the political parties in zimbabwe and also it's also a politics of the stomach because we're cuz aristide. better salaries in the end of the day it becomes a political ground for everyone to fight for what is there when the terrible so there are protests and then the government responds and is criticized for for over reacting talk us or what's been happening. in the past week since monday. fourteen for five january we have witnessed heavy handedness of the state security or now protesters what happened on that day
on monday there were several shootings where this state now keeps the number at three but human rights groups in the country have said that more than a dozen people were short on monday and then after that what followed was that. the state security agencies are being blamed for you know having night raids in people swarms beating up people and wristing opposition supporters and labor leaders. some of them now we have been remanded in custody and then also a complaint from a lawyer as well also saying that the procedures in courts are not being followed when somebody from the at rest it they are given time maybe probably to finish dittos to their lawyers so that they have food representation. of privilege was found here in harare thank you so much.
investigative journalist and gonna say they will honor one of their numbers who is one of the number who was killed that last week by continuing with their work meant hussein suavely was shot dead in the capital acra by gunmen on a motorbike friends and colleagues joined his family at the funeral on friday he was part of an investigative team that exposed a huge football corruption scandal a story of us on the head of government football association and others lose their jobs since while it was the lead investigator at tiger private investigations these w.'s eyes a colored see spoke to the founder of the organization and as an investigative reporter he has to protect his identity. i stand here speaking knowing that wherever he is he's watching us and you'll be very disappointed if we decide to give how worried are you about the safety of jane ali is as
a result of an electric light is quite worried we have very few in the coverage and i missed the investigative journalist. and. weep for. this parade of my colleagues who are into investigative journalism and. i think that. this should not lead to that panic among them but it's good to get a mystery for course let's look streets let's focus on the issues and let's play what message do you have for people who think this was silence on us. then phenomena is not an individual. it's a movement it's a group of people. so if you take away one and us as has has happened. you have in pick you know we disparage the people. i encourage everybody to steve
preston for cost. that a lot to be done. to make this country safe to make africa but. it is our team and if we don't do it was there it will not forgive us. nearly three million muslims of the valves our southern philippines have been given a chance to vote in a referendum the could grant them more autonomy the culmination of a peace process aimed at ending decades of separatist violence the double correspondent bastin hartig traveled to the region called mindanao. abdul aziz. has been a muslim rebel for half his life. for him like for so many other men in this part of the country not becoming a fighter was never an option. join the rebels because of my religion but it's more than that i also saw the injustices and
the oppression against my community that's why i decided to join. he and his comrades are part of an armed struggle between muslim insurgents and the philippine army that has marred this part of the country for fifty years. as in many areas of southern mindanao here in the village of took an early powell the majority of the population is muslim in a country that otherwise is almost completely catholic. the main reason for the conflict is oppression we're defending our rights our land we feel that we're being occupied by outsiders nothing is ours they're taking away what's ours and they're not giving it back we always lose out this is our home and we have nothing. now many here
have real hope that could finally change. in a referendum the people of muslim in the now are voting to ratify a law that would grant them more autonomy in return the rebels have to give up their fight. like these two gentlemen here many in this rebel camp have been fighters for all their lives often it's the only thing they learned how to do but if the autonomy law gets passed they'll have to take off their uniforms lay down their arms and start a new life as civilians the deal has been in the making for decades but in the end it took this man to make it happen internationally president rodrigo do territory is notorious for his draconian war on drugs and his verbal outbreaks but he has been pushing hard for enhanced autonomy for the country's muslim and.
to many here in mindanao he's a beacon of hope for. we take him by his word we trust him on television we see how he handles the drug problem in the philippines offenders are either killed or in prison that shows that he really means what he says. but all money. but success is not only in the hands of the president the new law for seems that muslim mindanao will be governed by the rebel leadership but feuds between powerful family clans rampant corruption and islamic terrorist groups could undermine the fragile peace deal of peace many of abdul's comrades have sacrificed their lives for. here i don't want my children to experience what i've been through all i want for
them is to get a good education to learn to read and write for fighters like me there is only violence and war i want my children to have a peaceful future. but abdul is also wary if the agreement fails he says everyone here is ready to go back to war. now today is the third monday of january. so what but apparently it's also known as blue monday the most depressing day of the year frederica from the don't do social media ask you to pardon things up with news of an experiment to be u.k. it's just so way for students to prove their mental health at this time of year welcome federica let's start with blue monday is it really a thing well i mean there's been quite a debate surrounding it there has been like the term blue monday was forged by
british psychologists back in two thousand and five and he came up with a formula that encompassed different virals as to why we may feel particularly sad at these days of the third monday in january and that's for example according to him because for instance we are seeing that we've might we might have already breached some of our new year's resolutions you know the nice christmas time is being on gone and we're lucky motivation the weather isn't particularly nice especially here in europe at the moment but you know i mean this is not really scientific and as much as january could be generally a tough month for some people there's been also some critics that have argued the whole concept of blue monday has been manipulated and turned into p.r. material by some companies however on the positive note it's also become an occasion to talk about important top the topics such as for example mental health which presumably is where this universe experiment comes at exactly i mean because one of the big ongoing topics ongoing debate is the impact that social media is
having on mental health especially over engaging on social media especially among younger people and on this note the university of des moines for a university in the city of leicester they decided to launch this experiment and go offline for one week leading up to blue monday and they've also in card their students to do the same and take a break from tweeting from posting on social media and we can hear from the vice chancellor of the university. what are the reasons behind these projects taken because somebody who's obsessive about surgery to remove a cursor on christmas heard every five minutes about seven thousand followers. and they said we would want to sort of we kind of brace our relationship with social media because it talks about you know the great pressure of facebook sharing your instagram large not having enough of them or twitter trolls but it will become a social media per se but i'd like to serve as a sort of recalibrated relationship so how has this experiment been received well
some of the students and some of the members of staff of the university decided to participate and this is what some of them have been sharing online before the experimenter to call last week for example and boy at the university she was preparing for the experiment and wrote this ambos nervous and intrigued if you need me call send signals or no it's by a pigeon back to basics the university is a men's football team also took part in the initiative and they write here this will highlight how much time is spent on social media and will give everyone time to focus on their own mental health and we can we have to get here from the people who took part in the project as they're just they're still offline or to still meant to be offline and meanwhile for those among us who don't have the possibility of don't want to get offline today is also national hugging day in the us so that
could also be an antidote you know if you're feeling blue on blue monday he'll be on the look there isn't it. to love but i think that could still work even if we're not in the us giving a hug to someone can also be a way of like fighting the blues shall we. say i didn't love the hesitation. better remember that about your thank you so much. but right now we're down. now as i think that a lot why the smile of your face i museum that is not for the fainthearted in sweden the disgusting food museum is putting the spotlight on some of the world's most reviled food but organizers angst just trying to gross you out trying to highlight the different ways that cultures around the world look at food and show that edibility is purely in the mouth of the beholder. delicious or disgusting when it comes to food what delights one person may revolt
another. the disgusting food museum in malmo hopes to challenge notions of what edible visitors receive a sick bag with their entrance ticket for the event of the grasshoppers skewers or other exhibits cause them to gag we're going to have to exchange how we how we eat and one thing for example which the purpose of the museum is make people think about that like the next things to eat in the future could be bugs or live grown meat for example what sounds like the colony area apocalypse is by no means science fiction feeding the earth eight billion people is becoming ever more difficult at some point we may not be able to spurn bull testicles even if we're repulsed by them look at the. list as it's really not very nice to look at the things here especially as a vegetarian reading of the time any things are still half alive and that's not
nice to see the museums message is the discussed is subjective what some devour totally turns off others like these traditional sweets it's like chela teen and it's made of boiled waste of animal slaughter. so yet do you even read about it is actually disgusting to think about the animals discussed as also mostly mental as these visitors realize when they samples of fried insects overcome the initial revulsion and it's not so bad but exhibits like white wine with baby mice or a pungent specimen jars do turn some stomachs. we have few vomits. and people people are mostly positive like it makes them think about what they're put what they are putting in their stomach taking table people the most spit out thing in the whole museum is. salted licorice. whatever your taste smell
most new this museum with all its curious and exotic foods is an absolute treat. us millions of stargazers got a treat overnight thanks to a rare lunar eclipse being called the super blood walls and while there are no reports of where was roaming the streets it did bring out plenty of a strong. around the world people stayed up late or got up early for a chance to see a rare sight in the night sky for some lucky sky gazers the conditions were just right to catch the so-called super blood wolf moon. it's a total lunar eclipse and was visible with the naked eye where the skies were clear enough. a total lunar eclipse happens when a full moon becomes completely blocked from sunlight by the earth the earth's shadow covers the moon obscuring it from view. until only
a dim outline can be seen at all. as for the name a super moon happens when the moon is closest to the earth making it appear larger than usual a wolf moon is an intern name for any moon in january it comes from traditional tribal naming systems and the blood moon comes from the red color. the blood moon aspect of this eclipse is actually what we call eclipses during to tallahassee the moon can take on a coppery red color and that's because some of the sunlight actually is filtered through the year satisfy year and bends in as able to hit the moon and it turns it kind of coppery red and that's because the earth's atmosphere filters out the blue light it scatters it if you were on the moon you would be seeing all the sunrises and sunsets happening on earth once more than fifteen hundred people turned up at this observatory in california one of many popular viewing parties held down here
on earth and people were going to celebrate tori mood. it's his birthday so it's a super special day they're also celebrating his birthday so it's special for more reasons than just the minutes on her birthday i think i'll give you that what she took away. the entire transformation took about three and a half hours before the sun once again lit up the lunar surface and the moon began dropping into the horizon. if you missed the event you've got a good ten years to prepare for this particular mix of celestial circumstances to come together once again. it was once called a national disgrace the town of met ten. was known for its extreme poverty and for decades it became a ghost town now it's bounced back the e.u. has designated it as one this year's european capitals of culture but this is small
community that it to become a tourist hot spot. i have no idea but he does this is david leavitt's from our culture desk a small welcome so walk us through that incredible transformation well it's a story that actually nine thousand years in the making materials one of the world's oldest cities it's particularly known for its caves for this honeycomb network of cave dwellings we're about to see there carved into the limestone you may actually recognize these from such films as wonder woman or the passion of the christ that were filmed here people have been living in these caves basically since there were cave people. metairie never really came out of the caves and that's been the city's problem or was the problem until not that long ago people were living in these caves in squalor until the middle of the twentieth century together with donkeys and chickens they had malaria was
a huge threat parents often couldn't afford to clothe their children infant mortality was at fifty percent it was so bad that in the early one nine hundred fifty s. the prime minister of italy ordered thousands of people be evacuated and the city was a bit essentially empty until renovations started in the eighty's and the ninety's unesco declared metairie as old town a world heritage site and things have been gradually getting better since then now this is a place that people from all over the world want to come to. this place is filthy you're all coming out just leave us alone wow. now that it's going to be this the european city of culture will we be able to get that partly it's quite remote it's not that you. there's a there's not a highway there from the nearest airport there's not a highway at all the best train connection is a two hour train connection from the nearest town which is only sixty kilometers so it's not great to get through these are problems that should have actually been
sorted out a lot he did not think it's very fate well supposedly they did to get through these were problems that were supposed to get sorted out this could have been an opportunity for southern italy to relieve its reputation as chaotic but it didn't work out still. the year has gotten started here were saying opening events from this past weekend there were marching bands from all over europe this is the beginning of the year of performances and exhibitions it's a program funded by the e.u. and rome and it's a great opportunity for this place to put itself on the map it's also you know it's not an easy place to get to but if you're going to southern italy you might as well take a little time and try out the food and check out the sides we've got this look at one highlight from this weekend's opening ceremonies.
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