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you know. this is news coming to you live from berlin germany bans the iran backed hezbollah group police carry out raids across the country is home as well the activities are outlawed in the interior ministry classifies it as a terrorist organization also on the program a long term battle against the coronavirus germany announces more aggressive plans to expand testing for the bombers and stops open seasonal flu vaccines to head off a double digit infections later this year plus british fund raising hero captain
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tom moore celebrates his 100th birthday just days after completing a record breaking charity walk to raise money for health care workers travelling to become rotavirus. hello i'm terry martin welcome to the program we begin with some breaking news germany has banned hezbollah on its soil and designated the iran back group a terrorist organization since early this morning police have been conducting raids in several cities on mosques and associations suspected of affiliation with the group as paula is a shiite muslim political party and a militant group based in lebanon on its military wing has long been banned in germany this latest measure applies to the works of the group's political bloc. well it's gets you get more now from a political correspondent thomas sparrow told us why did germany's interior
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ministry decide to ban hezbollah's activity it's now. terry there had been a long discussion not only here in germany but also you know the parts of the world as to whether you could consider hezbollah as an organization and you mentioned that with a separate military wing and a political wing in fact the european union in 2013 decided to place the military wing of hezbollah terror list of various countries including germany had allowed the political wing to continue operating on baseband now actually applies to both wing so all activities by hezbollah and now bond in the country on they follow by the way a resolution a motion that was pos in the german parliament in december calling for the government to issue that ban and also calling for the government to stop that distinction between the political on the military wing of hezbollah. now germany's police conducted numerous raids against the hezbollah groups there today earlier
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this morning what more do we know about those raids those raids were carried out in various german cities including the copper told by lane also in daughter braman for example on the goal behind those rates according to the german interior minister was to prevent members of hezbollah from damaging go from eliminating some of the documents that could be used off that was against the group it's important to me to also understand a bit more about hezbollah on how it operates here in germany because authorities believe it is not umbrella organization for all the members but that members are distributed evenly they say that there are around $1000.00 members and supporters in germany and now obviously this bond by the german interior minister will mean that those members will not be able to carry out their activities as they had done in the past by outlawing hezbollah in germany including its political wing now or authorities not running
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a risk that the members of those groups will continue their activities underground . there out there is a risk attached to this but there are guidelines from the german government also in german law as to what happens when an organization is bonded and not the 1st up on a station that is bond and that such those guidelines establish for example that assets will be confiscated that no organization could be founded off the would start the economy any political gatherings that they conned to use their logo is all they have been announced publicly so this gives you an ab out how the job of government german authorities are actually going to implement that bond that was announced today tony thank you very much t w political correspondent told a sparrow now her brief look at some other stories making headlines around the world today despite a coronavirus walk down protesters took to the streets of tripoli in lebanon for the 3rd night in a row in clash with soldiers the country is in a deep economic crisis and this latest wave of unrest comes after a further plunge of the country's national currency. indian actor rishi kapoor has
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died of cancer at the age of 67 best known for his romantic roles he was part of the couple or acting dynasty which has long dominated bollywood the hindi film industry come pours death follows that of another acclaimed indian actor. on wednesday through. south koreans are celebrating the birthday of the buddha temple in seoul worst person lit candles and incense and prayed under lent turns many offered prayers for those affected by the coronavirus style held up signs encouraging social systems. here's a roundup of some of the latest developments in the pandemic world wide south korea says it has recorded knode new domestic cases for the 1st time in 2 months the career centers for disease control and prevention reported 4 new cases but all of them were imported japan is expected to extend its state of emergency by about one
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month for the entire country it's currently stepped scheduled to expire on may 6th south africa has seen its largest single day jump in cases with the total surging past the $5000.00 mark and the health ministry in guinea-bissau says prime minister no gomez now has tested positive for covert 19 the west african country has so far recorded 205 cases and one death. as the debate here in germany intensifies over the speed at which the coronavirus lockdown measures are being relaxed there has been a stark warning from the health minister he said there would be no swift end to the coronavirus pandemic and germany is introducing new measures for dealing with the virus long term including more testing and stocking up on additional flu vaccines to prevent a wave of double infections in the fall the latest figures from the whole bad call institute provided the clearest picture yet as to how the epidemic has developed in
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germany the calculations show when and how many people became infected and when key steps were taken to slow the virus spread the ban on public gatherings took a while to make a noticeable difference the closing of schools brought infections down considerably . german health minister spawn says the number of fred just acute infections in germany has been falling for over 2 weeks and is currently at 37000 but regional differences remain said the government announced that testing will be stepped up even further from nearly half a 1000000 tests last week. we feel we will introduce more regular testing in care homes including for age symptomatic patients we're also changing some of the rules for tests to get a better overview of the epidemic and we're introducing compulsory reporting of negative test results you get to test. work on an antique over
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1000 vaccine in germany has meanwhile taken a step forward minds based company biotech says the 1st group of 12 participants had received a trial vaccine on wednesday. but with the progress of infection still unpredictable across europe germany's foreign ministry has decided to extend his global travel ban until mid june foreign minister said that europe needed to find a coordinated approach. over the last 4 weeks we brought 240000 tourists from all over the world back to germany we will not carry out such an operation again this summer which is why a lot will depend on how we get on with fighting the pandemic here and in other countries. to me because i am for once remember. protesters and pressure groups meanwhile are urging the german government to ease
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even more of the current restrictions on thursday the state premiers of germany's 16 states will reassess the situation with chancellor angela merkel of. a member of the german parliament representing the opposition business friendly pretty democratic is also a medical doctor good to see you again. what do you think of the way chancellor merkel is handling this crisis. well i think this is the time that we have to limit the impact of this crisis and i'm a little disappointed since i do not understand the strategy of our government anymore the whole society here in germany did a great job cutting down a new infections the hospital systems were perfectly we didn't have any problems to this regard our death rates is very low and i think now if the time that we have to talk about a losing strategy which is very important for society without without also
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understanding that we cannot go back to the situation that we had in february or december of last year so we have to understand what is the schedule for government for the new normal in our country and i think this kind of strategy is missing and this can be done very easily in my opinion the party has been pushing for a pandemic restrictions to be relaxed more quickly do you believe the government has its priorities wrong in valuing public health or economic interests. i'm not sure sure if the are going along the route of politic us we call it here in germany i think it's more overbidding of different. state rulers in this country said we have been in germany what we really need is a hygiene concept that is logical and transparent understand by everybody and this could be done very easily by wearing masks keeping your distance. how to disinfect this readily available and also using digital apps to understand or to cut down
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possible infection changes our party is actually asking the government very clearly that now we need some kind of abuse some kind of strategy by the government how we could revitalize our economy without endangering our health and with those 4. points that i just. gave you i think this can be done very easily and of course we have to have more testing and to be sure that there is no regional hotspots of this 1006 and these are all things that are missing and the issue is that we have a federal state and whatever the chancellor says doesn't really mean that it's going to work on the north and the state level and these are big issues that are coming more and more to question in the society and a lot of people do not understand the prohibitions the beyond the exceptional rules and this has to be done in a logical manner otherwise it's scientifically sound of course and if this is not
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done the understanding and the reliability of our citizens will fall very significantly i think now it's a time a week up call for the german government to loosen step by step the restrictions that we have without endangering our health after all and thank you very much for talking with those was and are all and a member of the german parliament representing the opposition free democrats. well the number of unemployed in germany jumped by 300000 in april that's a 13 percent rise from march and reflects the onset of wide reaching pandemic measures in the country economists had expected to rise in jobless numbers given widespread business closures but the figure was dampened by state support for companies more than 10000000 employees in germany are registered for wage subsidies in order to maintain it to remain on payroll. now captain tom moore the british world war 2 veteran who raised millions for britain's national health
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service turns $100.00 today royal air force planes usually deployed for world war 2 commemorative events flew over the centenarians home in central england in his honor the fly past was supposed to be a surprise but the government had to confirm the rumors in the face of immense media interest captain tom moore is not just a celebrity in britain fans from around the world are wishing him well on this very special birthday. a flood of birthday wishes. it's the most amazing outpouring of love for a great man the captain told me i think it's called the hearts of everybody in this country and this is what it looks like really we've we've had 125000 cards in the last week and a bit. the centenarian being celebrated as captain tom moore he's famously
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completed 100 laps of his garden with the help of his walking frame and in doing so raised more than 27000000 pounds to support britain's national health service during the coronavirus outbreak croce it's. right here in america and captain tom's aim was to raise just a 1000 pounds with his charity walk but his humble mission became an unexpected hit as people tuned in from across the globe to watch his progress on line. we gave him believe that the list oakland to be. good enough. having raised more donations than any charity walk in history he's even earned himself a spot in the guinness book of world records while politicians athletes and stars are jumping at the opportunity to applaud the captain's initiative for his donations have already enabled the opening of
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a brand new 500 bed hospital facility in yorkshire leaving little doubt that there is nothing a 100 year old with a strong sense of solidarity and a sturdy walking frame can do. you're watching the news you can find lots more on our website at d.w. dot com i'm terry martin thanks for watching. this state of emergency is the normal people around the world are documenting these dramatic times. and they're keeping the coronas diary and welcoming us into their lives they let us get as a close and personal as the pandemic will allow. the diaries starts many teeth on t w.

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