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the but. this is the abuse coming to you live from berlin at least twenty three people are killed by a tornado in alabama the storm has caused devastation in parts of the state emergency workers are still pulling bodies from the wreckage a car to use fear of the deaths of children drives or to coming up there is when i was the shooter kwon do i build to fly hold one through four and two up and one says on his supporters to the streets the president says why don't you could be arrested for breaking
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a travel ban and. nigeria as thousands protest against the president's decision to run for a fifth term in leader is offering to step down with a big deal if reelected will that be enough to appease the protests as. plus the u.n. has spent decades bringing measles under control but the number of people infected with the disease has suddenly begun to shoot up what's behind the selection the cases around the world. of a warm welcome to you i'm under thought she might get to have your company. at least twenty three people have been killed by a powerful tornado in the u.s. state of alabama tens of thousands of homes are without power and many buildings
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have been destroyed the death still is expected to rise as rescue teams search through the debris. to nato films from a far as it wreaks havoc in alabama. and this is what it left behind. the devastation it's all too clear to see in the small community of borough of god one of the areas was tate in the county. here the violent twisted destroyed everything in its path. the damage is significant i would put it in the category of catastrophic based on the destruction of the homes we sing. for those in the eye of the storm it was a terrifying experience. as watch the destructive quads in everything. everywhere and they have. a lot of debris flying.
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this washed out when the sun will come out the community as we were just trying to get out of this area right here and you mention you often debris as you were driving yes we're coming up around the corner as i was making a left right up there around thirty eight and the whole area right here. is very much listening you know. as days of emergency already in place in alabama to last month's funding has been extended. with many people having suffered serious injury in the storm the authorities are warning that death toll may rise. then as well as opposition leader has scored for nationwide protests to coincide with his return to the country fund why though has became. jim self acting president and is recognized as leader by more than fifty countries in a three trillions to over the weekend he called on people to gather locations
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throughout the country at eleven am local time that's about now why the left venezuela last week to travel to colombia and other countries to ghana support for his bid to overthrow nicolas maduro model has said there could be arrested on his return. now on sunday why the release an online message calling on its followers to take to the streets ahead of nationwide demonstrations. the regime believes that this is the moment when the movement loses its strength. but it's the opposite. tomorrow we will return with much more strength to each and every single street of venezuela. tomorrow we will return with much more strength to each and every single streets of our country. joining me now is the chorus follow hobbit a good as he joins me from above with on the capital of colombia what is the latest
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on why this very bussy was in colombia is on his way back home to caracas do you think. well that is most likely the case somebody we are expecting him to do the same thing he did when he left venezuela which is crossing the border in to colombia and then be supported by the armed forces here that's why many said that he was in colombian territory last night already spent the night here and is now on his way either to the venezuelan border or directly to the capital caracas the information about his travels has been extremely scarce because of course he is under threat there are many security risks so information about where he is headed to and how is very very difficult to attain especially when we saw for example his travels out of ecuador yesterday we did know that he departed with a plane from the ecuadorian air force but there was no information about where the
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plane was headed to so that is why hints are more likely that he's going to be in colombia and then in kind i guess as he should appear at least in theory in one of the many protests he hopes to organize today beyond looking looking at one why the right he was speaking how via the expectational is that he would be a rested on his return why was that a risk for him. well because he shouldn't have left been as well in the first place there was a travel ban dictated by the supreme court of him as well that for hit him to leave the country so when he appeared in colombian territory last weekend or we can be for that to attend the concert that he organized to support humanitarian aid delivery stephen as well he was already breaking the law he had to cross the border illegally from venezuela to colombia to attend the concert that let's not forget was in colombia territory so now that he is trying to get back where he already did
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perhaps he will probably have to do it the same way crossing the border illegally now if authorities notice that we're somehow intercept his operations well then he should technically be arrested because he broke the law that is at least the discourse that we have seen from the court as a model but that is going to be very difficult to do for the federal government because he knows that there is a lot of international support and very clear threats especially by the united states that if anything happens to one by door in venezuelan territory that he if he is arrested that there will be very extreme consequences we do not know the nature of those consequences but we cannot discard a military intervention and that should be something you guys know little should be worried about so we will probably not see an arrest at least not immediately and perhaps not on the charges of having left the country illegally the one like the will have been calling on demonstrators to come out on the streets and he was seeing some live pictures of people gathered on the streets in a caucus now what is the opposition hoping to achieve with these protests.
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well they have to send very clear messages of unity and of support to one why go and this is something that is very important we could say that it's a pivotal moment for them as well in a position because we have seen opposition leaders come and go many times in venezuela now almost all always at the beginning of the year and then nothing really changes and these figures seem to disappear that has happened many times venezuelans know that and for those who support the opposition they also know that if the opposition fails in changing the government they will probably face consequences meaning more oppression by the regime of nikolaus mulatto that is why it is very important for them to gather today to show support for why don't figure that has not really succeeded in his last missions let's not forget that the concert he organized barely collected the amount of money that was needed and desired he did not manage to get the humanitarian aid into the country so that has
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definitely weakened his position as the alternative to nikolaus my little we'll see what he manages to gather today and again this in bogota thank you very much for that update. that we're now being asked to do some of the stories making news around the world the vatican says it's an open the archives of pope pius the twelfth in march next year pius led the catholic church during the second world war and the move could shed light on why the pope could did not do more to stop the nazi holocaust during his reign. the world's biggest religious gathering is drawing to a close in india officials estimate as many as two hundred and fifty million people have taken part in the seven weeks long celebrations in the northern city of. now hindus believe bathing in the waters of the ganges river at the festival brings salvation. new anti-government demonstrations have broken out in algeria after
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president of the aziz beautifully announced he would draw on in elections next month people have been taken to the streets for the last ten days to protest against the president's plans to stay on for a fifth term the opposition presidential candidate has quit the race in protest but if it says he will step down within a year if he's reelected this unclear whether that will appease the demonstrators. jim and strange sions are officially banned here but that didn't stop thousands of people from taking to the streets these protests have been going on for almost two weeks now most of the demonstrators are young and they want an end to the beautifully king era which has lasted twenty years. actually i think i'll tear ians have gotten over the fear on the streets to show that we reject the system of government we're calling for freedom all kinds of freedom including freedom of the press that's why we hear. from the only look. we're here
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to denounce this mafia our government this criminals who have taken the people hostage she wants to make a man who's prayer of your life president reagan. even for. the man the protesters are unhappy with president putin registered on sunday to run again in the upcoming election or more to the point he had his team register for him the president himself was in a swiss hospital in geneva officially just for a routine check up he's been in a wheelchair since suffering a stroke in two thousand and thirteen and rarely makes public appearances his reaction to the demonstrations is what he's always done when things get dicey trying to reassure the public he's promised to call for early elections should he get reelected whether that would be enough to calm the unrest is far from certain. the only thing that would work to get the people off the streets is if the
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president renounce his candidacy so that could be done on medical grounds. however at the moment that doesn't look likely geria is in fact a resource rich nation with large gas and oil reserves but recent drops in the price of crude oil has hit the economy hard every day life has become a struggle for many algerians almost half of the population is under age twenty and unemployment remains high people are frustrated and the government seems to be paralyzed to seem to people outrage with a president who has become more authoritarian yet he himself has barely been up to the task of ruling and his closest allies have gotten rich over the years to people don't know whether to flick on himself has decided to run again or someone else decided for him. across the country protesters are demanding a new better future to flee because rule may very well be coming to an end what happens afterwards raises many questions opposition parties are hopelessly
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splintered and powerless these are indeed decisive days in algeria. joining me now on the line from the algerian capital algiers is sophia. so again you have been covering these protests for days what have people been saying to you and how widespread is this discontent with the regime. discontent with the regime is definitely a countrywide phenomenon protests started on fifteenth of march in several provinces outside of the capital and covered the region. and they were spreading very fast across the whole country so now we even have protests in the deep south of large area so this is something that we can that we're witnessing right now all over the country and people are young the. individual protesting against this you can sit still and loopholes walk the power the government that is
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in charge. i think it's like an old lady told me that's her kids are fourteen and seventeen years old and they don't know anyone else than president politically turn our it's time for a change one major issue is also that don't know charge at the very very clear that it is not the president who's running the country in the last time he spoke to its people as to its people that was in two thousand and twelve since he had a stroke in two thousand and thirteen which if you just help is to kill you right. now president bush if it has been found for twenty years and as you said he is in very poor health despite that he's attempting to win a fifth term if he's not again power who is in power in a war. that's difficult to face because events in companies eventing a certain kind of government and the certain kind of government is the network off federal politicians on the general. purpose or from the
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for the governmental system the non-jury under control because. they're co-opting. opposition groups or co-opting political players in a way to channel option or discontent and this world for a long long long time since we all tried this down there is simply not enough money to make all of these different groups or indirectly or directly heart of the regime have to fold instantly not enough money and more tools. to make sure that the system of qualifications of opposition groups. and such a network for the for our for nigeria a lot of people anymore to maintain that but there's a lot of angle on the streets at the moment sophia and so how do you see this going forward will these public protests benefit the opposition. that is quite difficult to say right now because this is like every operas are very very journalists that
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react to this degree politician i was talking to in the last days when surprising that it's absolutely unclear what will happen. it's very unlikely that we will see this is something that is for predicted by some international media outlets already which is actually saying or claiming that now we are at the risk of chaos this is quite unlikely to happen because of the power of the country originally already had a model prizing in one thousand eight hundred eight which led to a military coup and ten years of bloodshed on the wall so you can put young people in the know that this happened thirty years ago and to pluck whites are trying to talk to each of them even more so opposition groups are now. holding meetings john closed doors and trying to find common ground to counter any kind of attempt to shift evolution for. a chance to james momentum. instill fear in philadelphia
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in algiers and syria thank you very much for that update thank you. and now to a disease which is seeing a deadly global resurgence. the wonted organization says the number of cases double lasted to almost two hundred thirty thousand and that's just reported cases the actual number is believed to exceed two million over a third of the cases were reported in europe with the biggest outbreak in ukraine now it had more than twenty thousand cases in the first months of this year alone eight people died of the disease now the conflict in eastern ukraine has contributed to the spike a low vaccination rate of just forty two percent is another factor there is also an epidemic in the african nation of madagascar which is also seen a low vaccination rates more than nine hundred people have died there since september now another country which has been kicked hard is the philippines where
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more than two hundred people died most of them children now you can see that that public health officials it could have been prevented if safe effective vaccines had been used but there in the philippines and in some of the other countries mistrust of vaccines is growing the government has responded by launching a major immunization drive. tents have been erected to deal with the overflow inside the sick lay in wait worried parents watching on the philippines has been gripped by a measles outbreak. early in rubio's two month old baby caught the highly infectious virus before he was old enough to be vaccinated. my baby had a lot of rations i thought it was because he was taking antibiotics for his cough and colds but it turned out to be measles. it's already painful to see your baby sick what more when you hear that many have died from the disease but you don't
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want that to happen to your baby imo. there have been more than eight thousand cases of measles in the philippines since the start of the year more than one hundred people have died mostly very young children who are unvaccinated the health department has declared a measles outbreak and says that it is now struggling to contain it. really a need to do a d.v.d.'s because the challenge is to attain the herd immunity herd immunity means that you have a lot of people who are box of a third so that those who are not vaccinate that are able to transmit their missiles vitals and in fact others. immunization rates in the philippines have been dropping in the last few years a recent scare involving a dang vaccine caused immunization rates to plummet even further. this are a. resource. we have
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a vaccine coverage in the. it even what about the forty percent. efforts to tip the scales haven't been fast enough charmaine abad such she'd been immunized but picked up the virus at a health center for a prenatal checkup measles can be extremely dangerous for pregnant women. i'm scared about what will happen to my baby but i'm trying to be strong. that little loss of. my doctors said the condition shouldn't affect the baby because i'm at thirty two weeks already. but i'm scared. of the local authorities are working with the red cross to increase hospital beds for those affected and immunized as many people as possible to try and contain the
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outbreak. mothers like angela are not taking any more chances. but the news about kids dying from the dengue fever vaccination scared me so i was scared to have my children vaccinated. but now i know it's for their own safety. immunization rates are steadily rising again health authorities hope that the continued confidence in vaccines will help stem this measles outbreak. now the rule of vaccines as we heard in our report is critical in dealing with infections and diseases like measles yet they are groups opposed vaccines and uses social media to spread their message jonathan crean from a social media destroys we now welcome jonathan now what are people saying on social media about of this not using vaccines and vaccinations and these people on
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social media call themselves and see facts is now essentially they believe the vaccinations do you more harm than good and that they shouldn't be given to children that the science just does not bat out at all but despite that these kind of groups have been on the rise in the last decade so misinformation has been spreading now facebook is one of the biggest homes for this we've been taking a look how easy it is to come across such groups if you just type in the word vaccinations you can see that in the facebook search bar it's one of the top results that vaccinations cause autism now that numerous scientific studies are shown is simply not true but it won't go away what happens then when you just type in vaccine a seemingly neutral word the algorithm immediately throws up this one first the vaccine treats move on that takes us to a group seventeen thousand members based in phoenix arizona in the us now it's a closed group which means you can't really see what they're posting but obviously it is free and see vaccine and we can see some of the rules and guidelines for
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being a member of this group. a couple of them one says no suggesting doctors pharma o.t.c. drugs as over the counter drugs or other poisonous substances you will be removed and the other one says that any post that conveys the approval of vaccines will be deleted removed and blocks now because this is a closed group amrita where members have to be approved the views go unchallenged so this is one of many such groups that are cropping up all around the world a lot of lot of social media platforms like facebook and you tube if this false and misleading information isn't it davus bonce ability to actually to move it yes social media groups like you chub and facebook have long been accused of allowing conspiracy theories and propaganda to thrive you chub in. has come under pressure to change its algorithms that such videos recommended there is the video is the come up on the right hand side of your feed now the chief says it's taken steps to
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reduce videos the quote misinform uses in harmful ways face because they said last year it would delete misinformation that causes quote violence or physical harm it's important to note that facebook still makes money from ads run by and see vaccine movements you tube did recently say they wouldn't allow that anymore but the reason health organizations are so worried about this is because vaccinations rely on what's called herd immunity that's basically saying that some percentage of the population needs to be vaccinated to protect everyone and even if that number just drops by a small percentage the risk of an outbreak grows so that's why this misinformation is so dangerous that is it new and what impact this kind of misinformation on social media platforms is having on people's decision whether to vaccinate or not to vaccinate well the truthful answer is we don't actually know we know it's contributing to the problem but because the social media companies don't make dacer
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available to research companies we don't actually know the true extent of it and we don't. so you have to point out that these that i'm see vaccine groups they are there but that kind of preaching to the quiet because people are naturally skeptical of the ones joining them and there are pro-vaccine groups as well and also social media is just one pos the puzzle there's numerous websites out there that are dedicated to the vaccine movement so cracking down on social media alone so the problem johnson came from a social media desk thank you very much. tinning not a sport in jail in football news outlets but man is only a draw would be even in the bundesliga in their quest to qualify for next season's european tournament's once the coach has impressed the fans so far this season but a midweek drama in the club's management dominated pre-game headlines. bring a lot of dhea is clearly still loved by the fans of old school sporting director
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young had caused a stir by describing their personal relationship as frustrate during the week ahead of contract negotiations the green and white of fast started off with a bang visiting goal keeper usually puzzling collided with me i'm a committee and the twelve minutes both players receive treatment and were able to continue in the fifty four minutes a marksman arnold freekick found joy i'm anthony brooks to get both ball delayed is to teammates rough side but not judged to have interfered play both spoke could have the majority of chances on the goal stooge. twenty minutes later braman hit back up to mark's truism with his fifth of the season brilliantly set up by a cross from mark civilian a good starting to make it all the match finished all square with love a d. a clearly the most frustrated coach a small school drop out of the top six. let me off being updated with our top story the following fear violence told that at least one tornado has swept through the
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u.s. state of alabama twenty three people are confirmed dead authorities say they expect the total to rise as risky as search the drivers of print buildings. that's it for me i'm touching up next three thousand. to stay with us for that if you get . i'm going.
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