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oh. this is the news live from berlin china reports a nother increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus and figures have gone up after 2 days of fewer cases being registered nearly 90 percent of the new infections are in the city of more than 70000 people now after the virus worldwide also coming up it's been called a joke by the united nations we report on why efforts to enforce the libyan arms embargo appear to be failing and what european union foreign ministers are planning
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to do about it and in the bundesliga buy or not go back to the top of the table after crushing cologne they're back in the groove and well that's not good news for the rest of the german topflight. i'm corn aspen thanks for joining me china is reporting an increase in the number of new cases of the coronavirus that's reversing the trend of the last 2 days the government also said the number of dead now stands at 1800 and that more than 70000 people are infected with the virus across the country. trying to keep the boredom at bay. the chinese city hit hardest by the corona virus outbreak medical stuff that this hospital has been trying to motivate the patients of today stuck in hospitals many welcome. the relief.
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of all normal. in this makeshift hospital are all of mild symptoms and they can manage their daily lives still it is hard for them to be stuck in here we want to make something to keep them busy as a part of our work report before going. in china's hoop a province the epicenter of the outbreak new report cases are again on the rise after 2 days of declining figures in mainland china alone officials say the total number of confirmed cases is over 70000 with nearly 1800 deaths. chinese president xi jinping is now facing criticism over why the public was not alerted sooner to the outbreaks potential severity official media recently released an internal speech he gave an apparent attempt to show the communist party leadership acted decisively from the start but instead it revealed china's top
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leaders knew about the outbreaks dangers weeks before the president publicly addressed the problem. and euro china's military has now dispatched hundreds more medical workers and extra supplies to a bit to shore up the city's overwhelmed health care system. to get the latest now from beijing correspondent has been reporting on the virus there are now shell gone the city of millions of people is essentially on lockdown now i mean how do authorities there plan to keep residents inside. china is a surveillance state so they are lots of cameras to surveil the buildings and everybody is most people in china are living in compounds in fenced off compounds that have a gate and there is somebody sitting at the gate usually these people sitting at the gate don't do anything people can just walk in and walk out but it's very easy to activate these people to stop people from passing through actually show
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a gun is now one of 2 cities that have. issued this total lockdown note where people can't even leave their building to buy groceries other cities restricts households to letting people in. just once every 2 days to buy groceries and here in beijing everybody is handed a pos we can we walk in and out freely but we can for example not bring strangers into our compounds so china has these these social control mechanisms that are. much older than technical surveillance that is also in place now and they're using it now and it is i want to ask you because china's president delivered a speech and this was behind closed doors we're just hearing reports about it now the speech was about the severity of the coronavirus but it was about 2 weeks before the spoken about publicly can you tell us a bit more about the fallout now from those revelations. so yeah this is
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a speech that we're talking about is a speech that he held on the 3rd of february that is 2 weeks ago it was published in chile sure that's the party's theoretical magazine that a party that spreads party ideology the interesting thing most of it is about combating a war against the virus and his leadership but the interesting thing is that he said in that speech that he had been cheering them. arthel against the wires from january the 7th now that was the time when authorities still denied that they were ayers was dangerous and this period of denial is seen as one of the main causes for the spread of the virus so he is now basically opening the failures from the beginning and that's quite remarkable that he has said this openly and this could be published in the party magazine it's might be that they're confident to win the
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battle and that the initial failures will stand back behind these massive efforts that they're bringing on now to combat the virus it might be that he couldn't evade any more. this can all adjustment because the fact that he has not been seen during this period is also has also drawn a lot of criticism we don't know really the motives behind it but we know that we are in the period now when it's when when this battle against the virus is something that dominates the whole country today just we have seen news that most probably the 2 sessions the annual session of the parliament will be postponed this is a major step in this political system that does not like surprises to their schedule absolutely m a t s polling of reporting for us in beijing thank you very much. well hundreds of korn 1000 american passengers have been evacuated from
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a cruise ship in the japanese port of yokohama 2 planes carrying the passengers have now arrived in the united states where they'll remain in quarantine for another 2 weeks they were confined to the ship after a man who just in barts in hong kong tested positive for the virus. the diamond princess fenced off at the dockside in yokohama but for some at least a way out after more than a week of uncertainty. buses pulled up next to the ship ready to pick up some 300 americans who have chosen to squat quarantine here for quarantine back home. carry this is there are about to step into the big wide world so i have to ask i and i. can't go on. cheryl mole skin the husband paul the from syracuse in new york state after being cooped up on the ship for 12 days they've agreed to be flown back to the u.s. where they'll spend another 14 days in isolation shot this cell phone video of
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their own evacuation in this case at least a good natured event. the bus will take you there. thank you. and then you're depressed for. them there on the road leaving behind them at least 40 americans who have contracted the virus those patients who remain in japan for treatment. on the last leg of the evacuation government chartered jumbo jets ready to fly to california and texas. an eventful holiday is drawing to a close. we're just here. in the morning. and that's a good week you're being pretty miserable word leads me to throw. everybody had to go to the bathroom on the bus this is going to be a 5 hour wait to get off for. one evacuation completed
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canada hong kong initially say they also plan to evacuate their citizens from the cruise ship. are here's a check now of some of the other stories making news around the world syrian state media say government troops have made advances against rebel held on claves in the province of aleppo the region has been held by opposition forces since 2012 latest successes are threatening the fragile cooperation between turkey and russia which back opposing sides in the conflict. an australian court has ruled that a search warrant authorizing police to raid the australian broadcasting corporation last year was legal police were searching for material related to reporting on australian military operations in afghanistan a.b.c. has called the court ruling a blow to democracy. the united nations says armed men have killed at least 20 civilians in an english speaking region in northwest cameroon among the dead were more than a dozen children the massacre follows clashes between government troops and
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separatists fighting for an independent angle phone state an opposition party blamed the army for the attack the government denies involvement. well a court in cape town has given hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers 4 more weeks to stay in a church where they've been camped out since last october the migrants sought refuge in a methodist church in the city center after being forcibly dispersed from their sit in protest outside the offices of the un refugee agency the refugees say they are threatened by anti foreigner violence in south africa and are demanding to be resettled out side the country. let's get more now from our correspondent adrian krishi has been following these court proceedings in cape town adrian 1st of all just walk us through this court decision today and how are refugees reacting to it . well so basically the main point of the court says is that the people here the refugees that you can see behind me in front of the church you have to abide by the
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municipal loss basically there were a lot of complaints by people in the neighborhood it's right in the city of cape town there's a lot of shops hotels and so on who are saying this is harming business people are staying on the sidewalks they cooking everywhere urinating everywhere so the court says you have to stop that the court did not say this is an eviction notice this is actually what many people here were afraid of that this was going to happen that they offer for months thing you have to leave the church but overall mixed reaction from the refugees i talked to some said well ok it's good for now we can stay here something well we actually need to find a conclusion here we can also not stay here forever because they have to recall is to be relocated to a 3rd country. and we can we can get a sense of it just by looking behind you but can you describe for us what is life like for refugees in cape town are they at risk of violence as many claim. also it's a big debate here as well because if you recall the attacks last year those in the phobic attacks that have happened they mainly happened in johannesburg and other
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areas not here in cape town but if you talk to the refugees here they have other stories to tell they talk of structure off racism off experiences themselves for example not getting birth certificates for their children and so on and so forth so they say yes their life is at risk here but many people here see it quite different even right next to the church where you see like dozens of shop owners who are from other african countries as well they say they feel safe here they want to continue living here and they're quite upset with the refugees see behind me at the church here saying adrian many of the refugees they say they want to be resettled in other countries where the chances now of the happening. there are very low and that's the problem here the refugees insist that they want to be resettled and the government insists on the saying it's not possible it's not going to happen no other country has said we are ready to take you so the only solution the government sees is for them to go back to the communities here and south africa where they came from or an age increase on that story for us in cape town thank you very much
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. all clean up operations are under way in britain after one of the most powerful non tropical storms on record storm dennis lashed the u.k. with parental rain in hurricane force winds over the weekend the government deployed troops to help a number of local communities the storm also disrupted travel across the country. a close call for passengers touching down in haiti through our night if you go to it is going to go is going to go around. hundreds of flights have been cancelled due to the strong winds with widespread travel disruptions felt across the u.k. . the persistent rain has left this town in wales unrecognizable after its river burst its banks. a strong current slapped it harms and swallowed the countryside communities had
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little time to prepare. or try to keep a level had steak says he came back you know you can only do what you can do at the end of the day nature will just do what it's going to do on this not more chicken to just stop. the fighting was expected to be worse this time around following storm sierra with rain falling on already saturated ground. conditions are expected to ease in the coming days as communities begin to assess the damage. the european union's foreign policy chief says the block is divided on whether to resume a naval mission to stop arms smuggling to libya italy and austria have raised concerns of the ships could encourage migrants to attempt the voyage across the mediterranean you foreign ministers are meeting in brussels today to discuss the issue their talks come a day after u.n. officials said attempts to stop the fighting in libya and an arms embargo to the country were failing. europe's inability to provide effective leadership in ending
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the libya conflict was a key topic at the munich security conference that wrapped up on sunday. libya is still awash with arms and fighting is still raging despite a previous agreement reached in germany last month. a top u.n. official at the munich security conference said the truce had been violated $150.00 times since then and she said efforts to cut the flow of weapons had been equally unsuccessful arms embargo has become a joke and so you know we all really need to step up here and. it is complicated because there are violations that are you know happening on land sea and air and that all needs to be monitored in libya fighters loyal to the internationally recognized government control only a small area around the capital tripoli most of the rest of the country is in the
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hands of the rebels. a month after germany hosted the libya conference and berlin its participants gathered around the table again this weekend in munich 30 nations including the united states russia and turkey germany's foreign minister condemned the fact that some of these states as well as others not present continue to supply weapons to the north african country. because it is important that we create transparency and ensure that those who intend to continue breaking this weapons embargo must expect to be identified. in your head but europe's leaders are not speaking with one voice different e.u. governments even back opposing sides in the conflict that lack of common purpose was another of the conference's focal points. i let's get more now we go to our correspondent teri schultz she's in brussels following that story for us in fact terry in brussels today u.n. foreign ministers are meeting what's on the agenda. e.u.
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foreign ministers have decided that the most constructive thing they can do at the moment is to offer to monitor the arms embargo the arms embargo that is is not really being observed by any parties so so they set about trying to reinvigorate a naval mission called operation sofia that was suspended earlier because it got bogged down in migration politics now italy and austria and some other states are saying they don't want ships picking up migrants trying to flee libya because there's no solution among member states on where those migrants should go so you've got this this problem bogging down the decision to monitor the arms embargo and although they had hoped they may be able to find a common position today at this meeting that doesn't look likely at all. terry i mean as we heard a senior u.n. official is calling the arms embargo or at least being forced into this in bargo
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a joke i mean is anyone respecting the rules when it comes to libya. no they're not and if only it were a joke that didn't have so many lives at stake you've got people who would rather jump on these flimsy rafts and trying to sail try to sail across the mediterranean that horrible odds than to stay on the ground in libya you've got the islamic state regrouping in the chaos that is there in this fight between the un back the government and the warlord. and so no one is respecting the arms embargo no one is respecting the truth the ceasefire that was called after that meeting in berlin when there was so much optimism that things could really be moving forward turkey is arming the un backed government russia is arming the opposition this warlord who is marching on tripoli trying to overtake it by military means and what is even more frazey is that you've got e.u. member states lining up on the 2 sides so this doesn't do much for the credibility of the european union when it says it's trying to help find a solution i mean given what you just said i mean how much hope is there for any
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sort of of broader solution here when you have even countries lining up on either side of the of this conflict exactly a month ago there was so much optimism after this meeting in berlin turkey and russia had agreed to stop the flow of arms they had agreed to a cease fire on the ground and that is key because as i said they are the major backers of the 2 opposing sides in libya but after that we heard we heard in including in our report that there were $150.00 violations skirmishes still on the ground we know that there are arms still flowing into both sides so it seems that despite all the big talk in berlin all the promises being made nothing has changed and the situation in libya is really not a joke but a fresh hell on the ground. correspondent teri schultz on the story for us thank you very much a real world famous carnival festivities only a week away preparations now reaching fever pitch for the spectacular samba parade every year scores of the city's dance schools compete to be carnival champion but
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this year the parade is at the center of a bitter debate. it's dress rehearsal for de boer a flag bearer of the monk year assemble school. one week before she and her troop buy for the title at the rio carnival. era is brazil's most famous somebody school and the defending champion but a bitter clash over monk era's theme this year is overshadowing preparations for the world famous parade. it centers around jesus christ a deliberate provocation by monk erez members. it's a very emotional topic because we're going to show different versions of jesus as weiss in plac as a man and a woman and indigenous. this is the neighborhood of monk a gang infested slum on a hill in rio at its foot the renowned somebody's school. how might the story of
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jesus have gone had he grown up here perhaps as a black woman or someone else that's the explosive question the mungo school will put on display during carnival. while the dance troupe prepares in this complex out on the beach even jellicoe christians gather for a religious ceremony. many feel outraged by the somebody schools plan for them jesus is white and untouchable. jesus saved me he saved my life he means everything to me. conservative pastors have launched a petition against my gear as plan they want to prevent the sight of a black jesus in the parade. which we could out in the holy bible does not say that jesus grew up in a slum like man guera these people are degrading our bible anyway the carnival is
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the ruin of many people exposing them to drugs sex and murder cream in december a brazilian t.v. comedy portraying jesus as a gay man sparked a violent backlash by suspected religious fundamentalists through mala tough cocktails into the producer's offices to bore a maid and her monkey era colleagues call the criticism absurd. its own nonsense the critics haven't even read our program. just ahead of their big performance the monkey arrows are undaunted. are the check now of some of the other stories making news around the world un secretary general tony harris as play praised pakistan for hosting millions of afghan refugees is on a 4 day visit to islamabad to address a conference on refugees and peacekeeping this week marks 40 years since afghan refugees 1st settled in pakistan. a german court has ordered u.s.
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electric vehicle maker tesla to stop clearing forest lands near berlin to build its 1st european factory the ruling comes after the state environmental office gave the green light to clear $92.00 had. the forest for the gigantic plant. all right football now and by munich travel to cologne on sunday they were hoping to reclaim the top spot from leipsic and they did so in style thanks to a 41 win which featured 3 very quick goals. kowloon followed their $51.00 capitulation to dortmund with a 4 nil thrashing of freiburg win or lose they guaranteed goals and that was the case again against bio and. unfortunately the ball went the way of the visitors in the 1st half robot live in dubstep opened the scoring with this 23rd of the season one nil to the champions after just 3 minutes. 2 minutes later it was
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through kingsley commom. i believe adults people see me turn to mush miller with the layoff smile finish things were getting embarrassing for cologne and more ways than one. there were just 12 minutes on the clock when by and put themselves out of sight. i can now be 3 no i it was more of the same after the break as cannot break up his 2nd 66 minutes because the day from a twinkle to german national he did for no i. see how the dortmund colognes much out of a consolation strike for the hosts to rodolph story after 17 minutes i for one finished another high scoring thriller feature in cologne the coach marcus gives dole probably wouldn't mind a boring mill mill some time soon. byron go back on top with 16 goals in 5
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games since the winter break there once again in all minutes for the title running looms. and late on sunday mines and shocker came away with a point each in a lackluster. encounter where both sides wasted some good opportunities this was one of the best right here mine says robin twice on shooting at close range denied by the cross bar late in the 2nd half and in injury time usa international western mcanany ending a corner own words so close to the net the game ending in a score was strong. portuguese football club vittoria have launched an investigation after porto player. was racially abused by fans at a league match rego was so incensed that he tried to substitute himself but his teammates physically stopped him as you can see from leaving the field actions
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which have been condemned by anti-racism campaigners the molly and forward said supporters who shouted racist abuse and threw a seat on the pitch were idiots he also criticised the referee for showing him a yellow card for his protests. singers are elton john has been forced to cut short a concert in new zealand after losing his voice midway through his set the musician apologized to the sold out crowd he appeared to break down in tears earlier in his set the 72 year old told the audience that he had been diagnosed with walking into monia but that he hadn't wanted to cancel the show he had to be helped off the stage to a rapturous ovation by facts. ok a reminder now the top story that we're tracking for you at this hour chinese officials say the number of people infected with the cold 19 corona virus as part of the past the 70000 mark most of those are in the city of taunton central china's province almost 1900 people have died of the illness since the outbreak began.
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