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this is the w.'s line from berlin china braces to cut the spread of a deadly virus city's lockdowns will the 40000000 people quarantined and their faults around the world and that the country is struggling to keep the corona virus from spreading across china and bill also on the program donald trump becomes the 1st sitting president to address the antiabortion march for life in 2000 years
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after calling himself pro-choice in every respect we'll take you live to washington . come to germany's chancellor macko and meets with that turkey's president another one in istanbul the 2 leaders find common ground on migration but differ on how to bring about peace in libya and syria. welcome to the program. china is taking unprecedented measures to contain the spread of a deadly new coronavirus quarantining more than 40000000 people closing major tourist attractions and canceling public events briggs is the city of war han in who by province but has now spread to at least 12 other cities all of which are now on lockdown the outbreak comes just as china heads into the lunar new year when millions of people travel to take part in celebrations in their home towns many of
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those events have now been called off with more than 800 infections reported and more than 25 deaths well thought is leaving nothing to chance. a city of 11000000 people with almost no one on the streets trains planes buses cars almost nothing leave so enters where han. hospitals and the epicenter of the outbreak are overwhelmed with patients so overwhelmed that authorities have now decided to build a new dedicated hospital from scratch hoping to complete construction in just 6 days. in existing hospitals health workers are working tirelessly against the virus. knows which includes it would of course we're worried and so are our relatives. but we're nurses and will do our job as long as we wear the uniform just by the rising number of cases the world health organization has
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refrained from declaring a global health emergency. the advice to d.g. which is provided by the emergency committee is that no time. but china isn't taking any chances transport links within and to a number of nearby cities have been cut and the fear of contagion has produced dramatic scenes like here at physio airport where a man suspected of carrying the virus was confined to a quarantine container. they look down now have is more than 30000000 people and it's putting a serious damper on the union use year holiday. so how bad is this we can talk to mohammed moneer who's a viral or just at lancaster university in the u.k. a welcome to g.w. so 40000000 people a quarantine that sounds like an awful lot is not going to stop this virus from spreading well if you look at the scientific evidence is all those cases those have
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been inside china and abroad and they have a link with the wall and so this means that if we could have contained one in the beginning those open it would have been stalled but never late late better than have her so i think this is a great opportunity for china to contain the infection of it in that location however the major challenges remain whether the chinese government would implement these legislation over there and for how long tart ok but we are hearing of cases outside of china so it sounds like it's out now absolutely so that's what i meant so if we could have these things already done like 2 weeks before those cases could have been stopped but now that infected patients or outside it already 'd and probably are more within the china therefore these containments restrictions or they're discounting the gathering these are probably less fruitful however it would still help to any further cases because the cases those are already over if those
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that are there to fight will go to be contained and how dangerous is it people are we talking about lots and lots of desa around the world and indeed is there a vaccine. at the moment there is no any vaccine for this coronavirus because this is the 7th form 'd off the corner virus and this is completely new compared to what we have seen before so it is not specify who axiom for this one a vaccine initiative have already been taken but it is a long route to develop a vaccine against it and also there is no anti viral available so once a person is inspected that nothing can be done except the sport of therapy and therefore the only option left is the personal hygiene and the containment facilities that could currently in and restate the suppression of the virus and are we talking about this necessarily being deadly. but if we look it's a disease a surprise patent it's clinical sign and it's a similarity a genetic makeup similarity with the girl with the software as it goes on and tweak
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there is no any evidence that this would not be deadly however to discuss compared with those on 3 source coronavirus in this time has been that the action have been a lot more quicker information became available a lot earlier and overall a very nice in the whole world is much better than it out you know to the sweet and therefore disappeared is relatively contained however if you look onto the virus or something this has a full potential to cause as pathogenic consequences as it has been it wasn't the u.n. today decided against declaring an international health emergency so what does that tell us about the severity of this outbreak. well that has been taken as a surprise by the scientific communities because what we were backing on is that what is has all of those benchmarks required for surprise dating and also causing damage around the globe so the decision has been taken on based on 2 important decision 1st is that 25 percent or the only people that are severely impacted and the people who have died are those people who have underlying causes which means
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that the virus itself is not that pathogenic which is not really proven scientifically therefore many people are objecting on to this one however this decision has been taken to have it open to leap discuss this thing but that means that the lower your declaration means that only the national control strategies goals were already being implemented or to be considered sufficient and there would be some interim control yes that would be because by the actual develop not be any evidence a situation where trade or the cross border would be districted well i think you're making us are clear on how many diminish from lancaster university i mean the day. i would take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world tens of thousands of demonstrators have returned to france a street to oppose i planned overhaul of the pension system on friday the government unveiled its final version of the draft law which critics say will force millions to work for longer france has been hit by strikes and other auctions since
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december the 5th. police in germany say 6 people have been killed in a shooting in the southwestern town of ra time say 2 others were seriously wounded the suspect has been arrested and is reportedly related to all of the victims. swarms of locusts are eating their way across large parts of east africa in the worst outbreak some regions have seen for 70 years the u.n. has called for aid to avert this major threat to food supplies experts blame the invasion on extreme weather swings locusts reproduce rapidly in can increase their numbers by 500 times in 5 months. and u.s. president donald trump has been speaking at an anti abortion rally in washington today the 1st president to do so he took to the stage as thousands gathered for the annual march for life rallying point for opponents to women's abortion rights which were legalized in 1973 this happened 7 says conduct at the president's impeachment trial just a few blocks away and his campaign for reelection continues to gather pace.
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let's go straight to washington where we find correspondent all of us out of it. welcome abortion of course a contentious political issue the u.s. what does the president's unprecedented decision to attend in person tell us. that's right phil a very divisive issue indeed but that's in part also why president trump decided to participate for the 1st time as you just mentioned in the history of this protest of this movement he is finding thousands conservative christian mostly white protestors here of the so-called mike marshall life movement and those are all potential trump holders they were very thankful for several policies president trump put into place making abortion more complicated and let's not forget he will celebrate it here by the way like
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a pop star and let's not forget it we're in the middle of the 2020 election campaign right now and it's a crucial campaign for president trump he's on a severe pressure right behind me you see the capitol with the impeachment trial is going into its 3rd day today so he certainly also using every opportunity he can to distract from that impeachment trial and to surround himself by supporters i want to tell the crowd. well we've heard some of the of the solve the conventional traditional typical arguments that the montreaux live movement put forward and that is that they have to speak up for those who can speak themselves also religious arguments that every life has to be protected even if it's on born so those who are the most important arguments that president trump of put forward here but he also used this opportunity here as an election stunt if you will because a considerable amount of the time of his speech here he used to attack the democrats
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and called them the most radical party in decades and did he give any indication as to why he was a having previously called himself a pro-choice in every respect to the exception explain to the crowd what he was doing that. well he did not really elaborate on that in fact a long time ago he called himself a pro-choice but then president trump in his history often changed positions right here this is the moment where he could cater to a lot of conservative voters and he therefore took a very conservative position on the question of abortion since he became president of the united states ok i briefly that. what is this march for life who marches. for what what we saw people of all ages year but most of the
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participants were quite young a lot of students. men and women alike mostly white religious people that took to the streets here and it's a very high symbolic significance here event has been taking place since 47 years since a courtroom band that now is excuse me abortion in the united states and they're marching to the supreme court and calling an end to this law all of us out of washington thank you. this is news still to come a china scramble to contain the kuroda virus coincides with the rather to the lunar new year celebrations as the year of the rat begins some say it's time to stop giving the rodent such a bad rap. a german chancellor angela merkel has held bilateral talks with turkish president ratchet type erdogan in istanbul on their agenda was a 2016 migration deal between turkey and the e.u.
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under the deal ankara agreed to prevent refugees travelling through turkey from departing for greece in exchange turkey was supposed to receive billions of euros from the president has threatened multiple times to scrap the deal segment europe is not fulfilling its commitments. the german chancellor and turkish president met at this ottoman palace in istanbul to rebuild trust and resolve some key issues such as the refugee deal between turkey and the e.u. turkey says it has yet to receive most of the 6000000000 euros it was promised for building new refugee camps the e.u. denies this ankara says it needs further funding because of the worsening situation in syria. around 400000 migrants are making their way to was from the city of it labor we have to work out how we can provide these people with humanitarian aid especially with the winter months. ankara wants to build solid
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houses in turkish controlled parts of syria experts warn international nor could hinder germany from providing further financial support but chancellor merkel suggested it could be in the offing. i will consider how we can help turkey when it comes to people in syria who are living in tents because they have fled the conflict and determine whether we can supply more funding to improve the humanitarian situation there are far better than the migration is she represents a key political challenge for both leaders both within their own countries as well as abroad. straight to istanbul where we can join w correspondent yulia harm. welcome where you live now chancellor merkel has signaled berlin's willingness to provide funds to prevent a new influx of migrants into europe so to present only one get what he wanted from your. well no decisions no pledges that
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were made today but yes more money that's what present one wanted on top of that he got some friendly words and praise by the german chancellor today she repeatedly said how things will she is of for turkey hosting $3600000.00 refugees she called it a huge challenge and then yes she signaled there might be more financial support for turkey germany will look into options of maybe helping to build a shelter in syria is it live province for refugees over there that's a new thing and then she also said there might be more e.u. funding on top of the $6000000000.00 euros agreed upon between brussels and under the so-called migration pact so now you might wonder why would she do that
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and that's exactly because this migration pact is faltering the number of migrants trying to cross into the european union from turkey illegally has gone up sharply in recent months in the past year the refugee camps on the greek islands off hopelessly overcrowded and present ad one has repeatedly threatened to open the gates for migrants to europe so magical ones to make sure he still backs of the he still committed to it she knows she needs him she doesn't want to see another migration crisis in germany and the e.u. like in 2015 and it's exactly knows that he knows how valuable he is for america and the europeans on the libya the 2 leaders are different to start insistent. well apparently they have a different understanding about progress that has been made on the ground for
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example said that during a libya com friends in berlin last week general huff saw one of the rival parties verbal agree to a cease fire and. react quite angrily to that and said this man can't be trusted as long as he didn't sign anything and he didn't sign a cease fire officially he basically still continues his attacks and we have the right to continue our military support in the form of sending cozumel for training to the tripoli government because turkey turkey military supports the government there in tripoli the u.n. recognized government and briefly if you wouldn't mind you're the relations between the 2 countries have been fraught over recent years did you detect any sawing well it was an unusually friendly atmosphere adam repeatedly called mack oh my deah
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friend mackall also was kind of you know she was not very critical she didn't openly criticize him for issues that are known to be issues between germany and turkey freedom of speech here in turkey freedom of the price rule of law all have come under attack and mackel indeed met some civil society activists during her visit who told her just that but she didn't openly criticize and went to the country they in or her way to a university campus of the turkish german university together and that was quite a display of harmony there gave a present a merah so that was basically the message here today these strained relations now are kind of warming up and that was an important message for merkel and gone i guess you know istanbul thank you.
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international holocaust remembrance day will be officially observed on the 27th of january the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the auschwitz death camp where fewer holocaust survivors left as witnesses to the horrors of the nazi regime germany has been debating how to move forward with its culture of remembrance the national holocaust museum which you see behind me has stood in central baghdad for nearly 15 years but how should a future generations of germans deal with this darkest chapter in their country's history commissioned a survey to gauge public opinion. the horrors of the holocaust and the nazi terror have had a lasting impact on the german national psyche. death camps like auschwitz are seared into memory. a vast holocaust memorial stands in the very center of berlin within view of the german parliament. isn't we must never forget the holocaust this is
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a fundamental principle not only for the state but also for society what happened then was an unprecedented collapse of civilization and we must always remember what anti-semitism social exclusion and delusional racism lead to in our country was that even if we had. according to a new survey almost 40 percent of germans say it's time to stop discussing the nazi era 60 percent disagree. with the movie them we must always invoke these memories because if a gotten very same things could happen again it. is by its means tired of the i was just in israel and this is at the memorial it was terribly depressing and we must never forget every rise. and go present and when you see what's going on in other parts of the world you see how important it is to keep alive the lessons and memories of what happened. especially given what's happening in parts of germany on
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that side and. so how much attention to memory is appropriate. 25 percent of germans surveyed think that there's too much discussion of nazi crimes 55 percent think that there is an appropriate amount of discussion and 17 percent say there's not enough. there are fewer holocaust survivors left to tell their stories but the number of books exhibitions and memorial sites is growing. 75 percent of germans polled say school field trips to holocaust related memorial site should be mandatory over 60 percent support obligatory research into personal family history and over 40 percent say asylum seekers should be educated about germany's nazi past 55 percent disagree. over all the surveys suggest the
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history of nazi crimes is still firmly anchored in germany's collective memory and that a majority of society does not want to forget. more than 6 months ago preparations for this year's olympic games in tokyo entering the final stages and they include emergency response trails in the event of an earthquake. preparing for the worst but hoping maybe i won't have to do it for real in this trailer rescue team from the tokyo fire department has just rushed into action victims are treated on the spot or taken away on stretchers to have their injuries assessed these are the 1st 15 minutes of a hypothetical 7.3 magnitude earthquake in a country is quite prone is japan tokyo 2020 organizes a leaving nothing to chance then to invite others in.
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you're going to conduct a survey from the participants of this drill including people with disabilities to collect ideas and suggestions for us to review our operations if they don't come at . this trail involved more than 500 volunteers they play the role of evacuees with instructions relayed in both japanese and english organizes acknowledge though that their linguistic capabilities mustn't stop there i only talk about it. we are aware that among foreigners some people do not speak english. so what will be necessary to take measures to be able to deal with several languages is a lot of things. to be outside this might all of quite scary but the message to visit is is don't be afraid if any city in the world is prepared for an earthquake it's tokyo. now as you heard earlier china has imposed travel
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restrictions on several cities as part of efforts to stop the spread of the deadly flu like corona virus that could come at a worse time the country's heading into a week long holiday for the lunar new year when people usually travel back to their hometowns to join the celebrations this year people are welcoming the year of the rat coincidentally a creature often associated with spreading disease. disease spreading vermin. or cute furry pets. for the marty line bout has been living with rats for nearly 30 years. every single one of them has a different personality and i can actually predict their behavior so to have an animal that's that kind of smart unique playful inquisitive different cheerful clean. so a rat is just like us in 2007 hollywood made one of the clever rodents
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a star when it sent me the rat into the kitchen as a cook me a matter of time before i discovered. that maybe that wasn't such a great idea. rats can spread more than a 100 different infectious diseases they're attracted to garbage and food waste this boy was bitten when rats overran the pakistani city of 4 years ago a course of rabies shot saved his life but it wasn't an isolated incident. the city government finally sent an exterminator as he left poisoned food out for the rats. but why use poison when rats supposedly love music back in the middle ages the pied piper of hamelin is said to have learned a whole horde of rats i took his german city. what's clearly established is that rats have a fantastic sense of smell they can even sniff out tuberculosis bacteria which
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could lead to a quick diagnosis for patients thanks to their sensitive sniffing rats and even deployed to detect explosives like here in the formally war torn cambodia. and what kind of thanks to they get they get eaten the rodents are considered a delicacy in cambodia a sweet and sour rat. so it's welcome news to some that they often misunderstood critter is now being honored and celebrated for chinese new year. according to chinese astrology this is the year of the metal rat the metal rat the metal and women the qualities of the metal element i robot shock nervous clarity and doing the right thing and rat whisperer amati lineback is convinced that peaceful coexistence between rats and humans is the right thing.
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