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[000:00:00;00] modern audience . this is the w.'s line from berlin seeing and double after she bandung is now researchers have successfully cloned monkeys and decades after dolly the sheep was formed scientists in china use the same technology to create to do nothing much is a scientific breakthrough that's raising many ethical questions get the funding clones make human cloning possible one day also coming up. donald trump orion's at
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the world economic forum in davos is expected to make excuses for the war certainly that is a mirror of the first policy you can be good for them to do abuse counseling as more. u.s. president donald trump is in davos touting his message of america first who will world leaders listen and have a home for the world economic forum and i'll have more coming up. and also ahead turkey bounce a continue a controversial offensive against kurds in northern syria we'll look at how turks at home are reacting to the campaign and the risks for those who dare criticize. the former i is militants we're turning home from syria a former assistant fire tells us why he joined the extremists and how he owes them at least good. morning. leon. all right thank you very much a free a company everyone all right we start off our broadcast with
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a science. so the greater in china the baby monkeys that you see right behind me they look like they're identical actually researchers created them using the same cloning method that produced dolly the sheep almost twenty years ago the monkeys are primates and just like us humans and now the question is being asked are we next me chills sean and why they might just look like two cute baby mechanics but they also represent a breakthrough that has excited scientists around the wild the monkeys are clothes the very first successful clones of a primate using the method to produce dolly research is that the chinese academy of sciences presented them to the public this week the purpose of doing it and use monkeys experimental animals is really for the human health for the cure in a few meant izzy's there are many other animal models you can use you can use mice
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was widely used but there has been difficulty. in using that as animal model for human disease because mice are very far away from humans the process took over a year and one hundred twenty seven eggs almost eighty viable embryos and that bevy of host mothers to produce the two babies it's hoped the clones could be used to studying diseases like parkinson's and alzheimer's research is say clones like these could help them glean results that would be more pertinent to humans but this breakthrough also begs another question can we clone humans and should we the burial of cloning primate species is. over. in principle any private including humans can be caught but all purpose of produce will call months use is purely for human benefit for medical purposes we see no reason of
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call of humans. but despite the assurances it seems the debate around possible human cloning is once again on the agenda. well it is considered a major biomedical breakthrough in raising also many many questions we're going to try to tackle a scientific angle with their aquariums our science editor and martin gagged you know he's correspondent for religious affairs and ethics will help navigate some of the ethical issues that have come up as well want to start off with you if i may dare to give us the state of play before we start talking about this specific case about the the world of cloning because since dolly the sheep we had cloned monkeys cloned dogs dogs excuse me and many different mammals why well there are a there are about twenty different species that we clone now want to regular basis and many of them have there's a variety of different reasons we clone mice for example for research study purposes we clone cowls because they can then we can get callus that deliver more milk and we can be certain that they'll deliver more milk so there are
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a wide range of reasons why we clone animals this is definitely this is definitely moving in the direction of medical research cloning monkeys we don't have any we don't raise monkeys for food so what exactly it was so what's talk to us live it more about the significance of this breakthrough or well it's very highly significant because it's going to really smooth down medical testing it's going to make it happen more quickly and easily because if you're working with a group of genetically identical individuals that are actually very close to to human beings evolutionarily then you're going to end up in the end with products that are probably going to work a lot of the time with medical research you go in with mice testing and it works and by the time you get to human testing it doesn't anymore because if the differences are just too great the differences between humans and monkeys are very small are very small is that already raising some ethical questions there for you martin well i mean it raises of course i think questions i mean which is the production of subjects for experimentation i mean this obviously is
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a question journalese speaking we tend to think. but only human beings but people i mean that you know all ninety miles understand this very well i mean we are not simply dealing with biological material one of the issues that we need to ask ourselves how we said that we're going to actually account for the way in which we're trading and the status of this clone individuals this is obviously an ethical question that cannot be ready leanne's here but this is one of the things that is on the table there is also a question which was debated in the late ninety's and they're really not i mean then it subsided about sort of the genetic makeup of the clones so there were issues concerning for instance aging aging. aging markers other genetic a level that were found to be the fish and let's say i mean we cannot go into a full explanation in dolly in the famous she. this things were somewhat put aside as concerns but sort of there is still a pandora's box effect and i think we do not understand the full significance and
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significance and impact these are things that will have to be discussed but we will we want understand the significance and back until we don't really large scale studies and the question is is i think it's still up in the air how large scale do we want those studies to be close are we realistically to be able to clone human beings are you asking me for my opinion yeah a little bit and i would say we're probably going to see it in the next ten to twenty years while this is for us you are out there probably working on it right now but it's considered criminal martin in many countries i mean winters i don't know if in single case in which human cloning is actually permitted essentially goes there bioethical medical ethics protocols which in theory at least play internationally known bill is part of a promise of regulatory frameworks are of course stronger in some countries i mean others and many of the countries i mean the translation countries are doing it already we don't know if they're doing it already but countries like china which have a lot of might in technology i mean these are enormously powerful technological bolz
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. which have a lot of means at their disposal how much weaker regulatory frameworks and there's another interesting aspect to this which is that a lot of a lot of of the research that's being done is very very closely related to this for example for example research into embryonic stem cells which have really issue could have a huge medical impact so it's very you know drawing those lines that clearly is really not a simple or easy task give me one really compelling or so compelling reason in favor of human cloning. i'm not in favor of human cloning so it's hard for me to get in his age in a situation where it would be called for to continue with this type of research i think that this is one for the assist well i think that the strongest arguments are not i mean it will take this one i think that the strongest arguments are really concerning the moment of genetic fitness to solve to solve essentially or to cure
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or to cure in this is i have very strong reservations about human cloning very strong reservations but i think it's very your view is that the potential for medical cures are just enormous i mean really beyond beyond the imaginable these are very strong arguments because we are still committed to the health of her populations we still won't be even if you're not going to ration where you are critically ill absolute at how absolutely so that it's a very very strong argument that this should be said which is this is a wonderful gift that does have small print and we have not read through the small print yet and this has to happen right on that note of brave new world for all of us thank you so much for breaking it down our science editor and i think jack our ethics at it my pleasure so much talk to you both. and now to some of the other stories making news around the world. a top u.n. official has warned against me and maurice plans to repatriate the nearly seven
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hundred thousand three hundred refugees who fled to neighboring bangladesh he says it's not safe for them to return home and that members of mian mars military are still attacking ranch of villages a man maher says is ready for the returns to get. afghan officials have raised to forty eight the total number of people killed in last saturday's attack on a luxury hotel in the capital kabul health ministry official says twenty five afghans died in addition to fifteen foreigners taliban militants claimed responsibility for the assault a train derailment in milan italy has killed three people and injured more than one hundred twenty passengers were trapped and have to be freed by rescue services the cause of the crash has not yet been established. authorities in france have issued flood alerts across the country after heavy rains in the capital paris authorities have shut train stations and rail lines due to the
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rising river waters and some areas in the suburbs have been flooded the region has had twice as much rainfall as normal in recent months. you're watching early news we still have a lot more to tell you about here is what's ahead returning home after serving the so-called islamic state we hear from one ex fighter from chechnya about what drove him to join the extremists and eventually escape. but before that i want to hand it over to have you know who's got some more news from davos that's right news from davos that immediately affects the currencies as well because the reactions of what leaders are saying is having an effect on the euro for example with its search to a fresh high after european central bank chief mario draghi highlighted what he called solid and broad growth in the common currency area the euro jumped about one percent to its highest level against the dollar since mid december twenty four teams but druggy called the exchange rate volatility quote service of uncertainty
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that needed monitoring he also took an indirect jab at u.s. treasury secretary steven nugent for saying this week that a weaker dollar helped us trade the e.c.b. president responded that global leaders had a longstanding agreement to refrain from competitive devaluations. and we stay at the world economic forum because donald trump has arrived in davos as a spectacle and it's all about america first the president's visit comes amid announcements of new chair of set by the u.s. government that have been heavily criticized mostly between the lines of other davos speakers in his first day at the world economic forum trump held several bilateral talks behind closed doors. the big moment has arrived donald trump is in davos mr america first himself and what's mostly been an assembly of multilateralist the elephants in the room have names like trade wars and punitive tariffs expressions that stand for the u.s. is in
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a word pivot in contrast to european appeals to look beyond borders but that's not a unified stance the british have a tight rope to walk they have to sell themselves as a country open for business despite brags that impending free trade is a topic that i have discussed with the president of the balls we're very keen that we'll be able to do that free trade agreement where we leave the european union with the united states of america that we are all that of avoiding working on how we can shape. may and trump are due to meet in davos today ahead of trump's arrival u.s. treasury secretary steven minucci was already selling his boss's strategy over the lots of meetings again lots of discussions just focused on international trade what's good for the united states is good for the rest of the world in terms of growth what that actually means in practice has not always been easy for the international trading community to decipher many in davos will be searching from speech on friday for additional clarity on the. as we just saw a british prime minister the reason may delivered her speech today trying to
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downplay bricks and needless to say it's still a controversial topic earlier humphrey spoke to keep participants in davos to find out what they have to say. to get a reaction now i'm joined by the chief economist of i h. market nariman behravesh thank you for joining us what did you make of to receive a speech well clearly breck's it was the elephant in the room and i think everybody came through to hear speak and that and the anticipation that you talk about bret's and she surprised everybody by in fact talking up tech which i've play devil's advocate a little bit out you know the contrary and if you think of of the future of the u.k. ten years from now let's say you know so many more important it's technology is artificial intelligence and the bricks will be there are many things going to disappear but in the whole scheme of things with the technology and preparing for it and making sure it's fair that's really going to the term in the future not just of the u.k. but other countries as well so i can't really fault her for sort of taking this
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call high road if you want to call it more optimistic sort of view of the future here and now there is the reality of brakes at the uncertainty of it and she left it to the british finance minister philip hammond to address that on a panel this morning and he said that the city of london being overtaken by europe was just a fantasy but he was having a fantasy because some of those jobs have already moved to europe or indeed they have i think it will be very different than it was on any london maybe a smaller financial center but there's a lot going full on then i don't think one's going to disappear as a financial center the real question is where are all these jobs going to go they're going to frankfurt paris i'm not so sure they may go to new york so the new york ironically maxie benefit to some extent more than these other cities but yeah i mean london will will diminish and its role but it won't go away i mean this was a lot going full on them and briefly i think it was roundly seen as it is all straight speech from theresa may last year hey in davos and you think that european leaders have softened a told towards her and bragg's it has dogs in one year old i think the british
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government's attitude and an approach is a little more realistic now that is somewhat unrealistic approach the brics and i think so the u.k. softens to some extent become a. realistic i think other european leaders have as well so i think yes i think we but the atmosphere certainly has changed because of. the attitudes towards promised them a chief economist now remember the sean i h s market thank you for your thoughts. back over to berlin now though set maybe more break speeches to come in the future and we'll have more business news and of course more from the world economic forum later on for now it's back to layla for a court case focused on germany's colonial past because a new york court has held a hearing on a case brought by indigenous people in the maybe demanding compensation from germany for a colonial era genocide a century ago german troops and settlers kilt of thousands of her normal people it
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was then called german salt west africa well the current lawsuit calls for representatives of the ethnic groups to be included in the negotiations well here's our report on how a genocide committed more than a century ago is still affecting people today krista condors family lives in poverty and she says that's been the case since the war with the germans one hundred thirteen years ago although her family does own some london eastern namibia it's nothing more than a few sheet metal huts in the middle of the plains krista says the plots of land to bear and to grow crops a real home lies three hundred kilometers west of here where she says her family used to own a farm on fur thailand until the germans expelled them from its crystal has a photograph of her grandfather he had left on the old farmstead back then as
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a small boy with his mother. on you when the german soldiers attacked our property my grandfather and his mother fed his mother starve to death during that escape he was captured and put into a labor camp later he was able to escape and return home but by then our land belonged to a german so my father started to work for him and tended the case that had been taken away from us. christer is not alone every year thousands of very rare and nama people commemorate the genocide committed by the germans imperial soldiers supposedly poisoned this water source used by the herero since then the locals call it the well of deadly stomach pain or his word will go go go go go member this man says they've come to speak to their ancestors there's another reason why they're doing it here this is where a german general gave the order to expel the herero from their land and drive them
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into the desert. christer has also come like the other women she wears the traditional head dress symbolizing cow horns the men are wearing uniforms in the style of the german imperial soldiers what they want from germany is an official apology and reparations. i mean i do not believe that we the herero will ever receive any money from germany though there are negotiations taking place with germany those negotiations are not with us directly but with the maybe in government which is dominated by other tribes who will keep the money for themselves. that's why kristen and her fellow campaigners have filed a lawsuit against germany in new york. oh they are here in force direct negotiations between germany and the herero and nama the goal is to secure direct reparations for the affected indigenous groups. they can reach an agreement
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but we thought us. that agreement is not with the piece of paper it is written on and germany will end up paying twice the money they were always used on the namibian government and the actual money they would have to pay us the but there are also divisions among the herero some group support the government's negotiations which of late to germany offering aid projects instead of payouts. this week we have been looking at radical islamists in russia and the threat posed by the return of former i asked militants from syria and iraq was fertile ground for the group to recruit fighters while in the third and final episode of our series called the circle here our moscow bureau chief for your shadow meets a former chechen fighters who talks about his motivation is life as
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a jihadi this case. because he was going to settle did you ever use a weapon to shoot or to kill people with potential but. no i didn't kill anyone not that i could see even me when you delete safe and i don't know i'd like to know why didn't she why did you go there by your man so sure i was strong in my case it was a feeling of injustice against the sunni who were killed by the shiites you mean the muslim on the realize it was time to pursue anything. they had been up to didn't you watch any news use didn't you know that you were going to join terrorists. when you knew that what i was doing was illegal but i didn't give it a second thought. you know with them you. didn't think about the fact you were going to be killing people. and i knew i would get
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a weapon after all this is war but my view of everything changed the day i arrived in syria you we took a sabbatical it was new to christians or so. how did you leave what did you day look like yeah i was a guard i kept watching over the fighting areas in aleppo. it isn't from chechnya how were you treated by the ice. we were treated well national chechens they know who fight or used in the kind of character they've been raised with for hundreds of years it's become a social so hard to the chance of. finding young chechens please explain to me. their courage and their religion islam which we've held for centuries we've also fought in many wars that's what the i.r.s.
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appreciates about chechens. actually i wanted to go back as soon as i arrived that's when i witnessed an execution of refugees who have fled the war that took place right after i got there got my settlement which was a gathering place for new arrivals to syria just because you know there was full. of me to see which you know the bus came to a stop and see if it's a man were taken out and interrogated. they were asked about their religion even. when they were executed in the next day because. they were beheaded valuable. yemeni and it was a shock for me that people could use their religion as a justification to kill others. i waited for the right moment to escape unfortunately it only worked when i was wouldn't it i use my medical treatment as a pretense. good to talk to and from there i went home because. it is usual in your business and i had many chances as
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a refugee condition and enter germany or france and escape justice. but i thought if i had the courage to fight in a war. that i had to find the courage to return home. and face legal punishment. most of them when used to. use it would only you came back to teach me how were you received. when i returned the police weren't aware that i'd been in syria the whole tell you nobody knew that i could simply go back home and live my life but i told myself then which had a mitigating effect. in the end i was given an eight month prison sentence. why did so many chechens go to that end to why do they still go. it's not just
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a problem among chechens many from germany go to join the i.a.s. to. highly educated people as well lots of russians. not just those with russian citizenship but russians all the same. say fate now many including the leadership in russia are saying there has been destroyed and there to be shoot now focus on serious political future do you believe that the i.r.s. is finished. in my opinion no yes is not defeated it will carry on along the shore will move the. scientists watching mount mayon in the philippines violence could happen at any moment they see the ball to know its well it would mock under the surface to withstand the pressure of it all all about seventy five. thousand people have been evacuated from the area and officials fear a full board eruption could become
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a humanitarian amid emergency that lasts for months all mounted me on is the most active volcano in the philippines in the current eruptions started about two weeks ago right next we move on to some sports now tennis as simona halep will face caroline wozniacki in austria saturday's australian open final in melbourne less after the top seeded romanian got the better of germany's angelica carob or three marathons as well in the other number two seed was the yaquis overcame a second set wobble to defeat belgium's a least merit as well the dane is a former world number one but like a lip as yet to win a grand slam title meanwhile marin the gillett is through to the men's final as i may occur out dispatched britain's kyle edmund in straight sets will play either defending champ roger federer or the unseeded chung for the title. to football now australia have continued
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a recent tradition by appointing dutchman barrett from our break as their new and national team coach well from marek it will be tasked with leading the socceroos into this summer's a world cup and russia sixty five year old has previously coached at bristol dortmund and hamburg in the bundesliga as well as his native netherlands he's the third dutchman in little more than a decade to take up the role following in the footsteps of who sitting in for big. north korean ice hockey players have arrived in south korea for training with their south korean team mates ahead of the john chiang winter olympics twelve players and officials crossed the border on thursday the agreement firm to form a joint women's team follows the first official talks between the two koreas in two years the team will wear unity jerseys and march under unified flag at the games opening ceremony on february the night. you're watching the w. news we still have
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a lot more to tell you about here is what's ahead many turks are backing their countries offensive against kurds in northern syria but a balance for opponents of the campaign our correspondent brings us perspectives on both sides. apart we'll have that a whole lot more coming up in just a few. cuts. to stand once more in front of the. loop to visit her father's grave one small movie deal the window misstepping it could. pull up to twenty five years in germany anytime soon we turn to tom country in kazakhstan to. do we need to mind. to exist in thailand in forty five minutes fuck w.
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well the two days of talks in vienna come after any previous rounds in geneva even though it wakes or seems as far as ever un special envoy for syria stefan the mystery remains optimistic meanwhile in the north korea of this a war torn country another conflict is raging on turkey's offensive targeting kurdish militia in the region of a friend almost turks appear to approve of their government's new war correspondent in a stumbles filed this report on how operation all of branch is being perceived back home. the war on every channel the military operation in syria as the top story on turkish television the tenor of the reporting they repaired trio tick how critical the majority of turkish people it seems support operation all of branch in this tea house at least no one things the offensive is
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a mistake would be that the terrorists are looking for an opportunity to divide the country but we won't bottom. desertion we are fighting against isis and other terrorist groups those who don't want to help us should at least not stand in our way angel almost. you know our army fighting in a friendly and strength of it and i hope that with the help of allah we will take home a lick to resolve it is that the old me. we will win i'm absolutely sure of it. turkish politicians agree as well and it's not just the ruling a k party that supports the offensive in syria opposition leader kamal kill each told says he also backs the operation as does meryl action are the had of the new party that wants to challenge president tragic tired aragon in the next election she tweeted that she's praying for
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a glorious army the only party to condemn the offenses is the pro kurdish h d p j military a former spokes person calls it inacceptable. you know could have to put a lot of the olive branch has always been a symbol of peace but now it is stained with blood it's also the end of one is extending the olive branch to bashar al assad in syria who once used to be his ally said it was upmarket this operation is an attempt to massacre the kurds. statements like this one by jimmy are dangerous right now in the past days the turkish government has detained dozens of people including politicians activists and journalists for criticizing the military operation in syria the official charged terrorist propaganda. the journalist who knows servile colleagues who got into trouble with authorities over reports criticizing the offensive he says the government gave editors of turkey's leading media outlets directives on how to
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report patriotically. with congress i mean have you noticed how all of the newspapers have similar headlines. this is actually government propaganda. journalists must sense of themselves to avoid trouble. unfortunately can't do proper journalism in turkey anymore. but mahmoud a columnist for the government friendly daily disagrees he says the government is not influencing coverage of the afrin offensive. when it comes to national security every journalist bears responsibility that's how it is everywhere in the world. but that doesn't mean they're not free to report on everything but there are some media and intellectuals in turkey who can't use freedom of speech with hatred of the government. or the offensive enough in looks set to stay turkey's main story for now the government has announced that it intends to further expand the operation.
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you're watching it over nears coming up. actress's accused german television director due to a veto over sexual misconduct the first german star to face allegations of sexual abuse is the main movement began a culture editor as all the details. but first here in germany coalition talks between conservatives on the social democrats are due to get underway on friday but one of the sticking points is immigration with some leading conservatives saying i don't willing to budge from plans to limit new arrivals including family unifications all one town in the east of the country has been making headlines because of the tense situation there but says it's struggling to cope with the number of refugees it's taken it. a greater police presence on the streets of compas is meant to show residents that their city is safe. some locals say they
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have greater safety concerns than before. told the militias woman says she doesn't go out at night anymore unless someone's with her look because people get hassled all the time. but foreigners report the same problem some say they'd rather leave the city. melvin if it was continue to mistreat us all move away from call us let me share. the number of non germans in the city of one hundred thousand has grown from two and a half percent of the population to eight and a half percent since may last year violent confrontations between locals and foreigners have been on the rise. when a group of men shouted out with foreigners in front of a refugee center over new years tension escalated to a fist fight and a broken jaw. not long afterward police reported numerous incidents involving young syrian refugees threatening locals with knives a fight in the city's main shopping center and with a german man suffering slashes to his face. a local association is using such incidents to sound the alarm about
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a perceived failure of integration policy one of its main speakers is a member of the far right alternative for germany party the problem. some people are fleeing to our country for safety others are coming to start a better life but in the end we're the ones who have to look for safety in english what. concerns went ignored for some time now city officials are considering sending away foreigners with criminal records the regional government has ordered a partial halt to a further influx of refugees to corpus naturally from the state government has to show we're not leaving caucus in the lurch that's why we're dealing with this on different levels greater police presence social work and sufficient capacity in schools and daycare. i think we've made it clear that we want to support cutlass. socially and i think it's terrible to base a decision to stop the entry of refugees here on the violent incidents that have
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taken place the finish will be fertile that sends a signal that all you have to do is shout loud enough to put pressure on authorities so they won't admit any more refugees in america. this former east german city has little experience with people from beyond its borders now it's overwhelmed and divided. for more let's bring in our political correspondent simon youngest. may be an example of a city facing extreme pressure because the number of migrants that it's taken in the last few years has grown so rapidly it's more than trebled and indeed the caucus has taken in more people than many other places in this part of eastern germany and it also happens to be a center of support for right wing groups so you know the picture may be different in other places nonetheless this violence in the tensions we're seeing there do look like evidence of what the opponents of migration are saying namely that there is
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a limit to the number of people that germany can take in so i'm sure you see other communities around germany making the case for more financial help and indeed asking for fewer migrants to be sent to them as kopassus done now simon form a coalition talks are due to a kick off again tomorrow how well do you think the issue of immigration will play in these negotiations. well it's one of three key areas that the social democrats have identified where they want to see concessions from the conservative side in these talks the others being health care and labor market policy so you know the social democrats are pushing through now what's been agreed so far is that a rule which allows mainly syrian refugees to bring family members to germany which is currently suspended that rule is going to be implemented again for later this year and up to
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a thousand people per month will be able to come under that rule the conservatives say you know they can't be any change to that deal and in particular libertarian conservatives the c.s.u. have said you know they're very determined to make sure there is no change to it they've really gone strong on this particular issue the s.p.d. the social democrats are saying that they think there should be some wiggle room that in particular in cases of real hardship more people should be able to come so this is certain to be one of the battlegrounds of these coalition talks these full coalition talks which begin in earnest on friday political correspondent sam young reporting thank you. the me too movement is down during news days well beyond hollywood while the entertainment industry here in germany is now seeing its first major allegations of sexual abuse since the movement began with several actresses coming forward against television director does have
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a tell they've let us from our culture desk is here who is mr vail and what is so vital has been a very big director in german t.v. and theater since the early seventy's and now he's being seen as sort of the german harvey weinstein for decades it's been no secret that he's quite a macho quite a womanizer but if the allegations that are coming out about him now are true he's a monster basically so far as many as eighteen women by one count have told their stories to dietz heights that's the newspaper that's publishing these allegations and the allegations include stories of rape coersion physical abuse even systematic psychological abuse which includes punishing actresses who didn't visit his hotel room so that sounds very familiar we're hearing basically the same abuse of power even some of the same tactics that harvey weinstein is accused of over in america and we've got more on this story and this report. a number of women have come
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forward to accuse dieter vale of sexual harassment assault and even rape the revelations also suggest that many people knew and did nothing but women's testimony in the weekly site is harrowing. for many krista not who starred in a veiled directed t.v. series in the eighty's describes in detail how he attempted to rape her in a hotel room most of the women were young actresses at the beginning of their careers the statements are backed up by eyewitnesses really first i would never have imagined that something like this could happen in germany in particular that quite a few people knew something about what was going on and that no one was interested in the victorians mention into an apology that comes. after the alleged attack s. they get left the production a doctor diagnosed a neck injury science has uncovered documents from the t.v.
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station that oversaw the production that indicate they were informed about the alleged assaults game she was replaced on the production the new actress christensen also accuses vale of misconduct and reports that she was not warned about him many of those responsible for the production are no longer alive the t.v. station has accepted responsibility and announced its own inquiry vaghul has disputed past accusations and made no statement on the new cases is a lawyer says he is not able to respond due to health issues. right so vigils spokesman says that he the seventy five year old is in hospital after having a heart attack earlier this week vito has also in the meantime stepped down from his position as the director of the theater festival here in germany and this is
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the first high profile sexual abuse cases in the two movement gad what was the reaction ben well i'd say it's shock but not necessarily surprised and i say that because i think that people realize that this is not an american problem that it was it was bound to happen here but it is still shocking because the stories themselves are just so horrific and i'll give you just one example one actress says that when she refused to visit beatles hotel room she bullied her and set to the point that she had a nervous breakdown and even a miscarriage and that's just one of many stories that are that are coming out now german prosecutors are looking into whether they can take video to court this is pretty tricky though in germany because sexual abuse crimes face pretty strict statutes of limitations so a lot of these crimes are very old there is apparently the one or alleged crimes i should say there is apparently one accusation that could see him face charges just one just one so far that we know of that we know of ok some of the older
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accusations go back nearly four decades i mean how was it able to continue this way for forty years well as we saw in the report there seems to have been really systemic problems and people that i've talked to who worked in the german film industry in the past decades say that there was quite a sexist hierarchy with video basically at the very top of it in which actors people men in positions of power use their positions to coerce women now this public broadcaster that worked with him that continued to work with him after these allegations came out it appears they continued to work with him because he was such a cash cow and they just looked the other way now i have to say there are. people defending him including one of his ex partners she says that there were basically actresses throwing themselves at him left and right that he had no need to sexually coerce women. that he did he have no need for that she himself has said in the
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statement that if actresses chose to join him in his hotel room for their own personal reasons then it wasn't sexual harassment or coersion so even in these defenses even a self defense there's this it smacks of power dynamics you can hear that he knew that he was in a power role over these women and that that was part of the game and i would have to say the way things are looking now i would not be surprised if more allegations came forward against him in the coming days and against other men and in german media so much steve however i mean it just sounds like the same playbook as harvey weinstein pretty shocking thank you so much for telling us about the star well let we'll keep following it please come back and tell us more about it all right right now we're going to have to have it because the sense i think you are working. at it . thank you very much leyla and indeed if world economic forum is taking place in davos as you know when we're going to take a closer look at the agenda of the african countries and as you can see i'm not
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alone our correspondent is in davos and has been following the meeting for us helena hi it's good to see you now we have some key pronouncements from african leaders today runs through what has been attracting attention there. we did have yeah a lot of attention today on what cyril ramaphosa the leader of the a.n.c. party in south africa had to say why well that's because and cyril ramaphosa is likely to succeed jacob zuma as president of south africa and judging by his statements today you would think that zuma has time at the helm of south africa well those days on number it today cyril ramaphosa said that he was in favor of cleaning up corruption corruption allegations have dogged zuma since he's been president of south africa since two thousand and nine and run opposer also said that he was in favor of business friendly policies cutting red tape and he also indicated that he was potentially against as you miss plans to build nuclear power
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plants in south africa su printing the energy agenda africa one step forward now we also heard from the new president of his involved way and listen man god why he spoke with the international monetary fund and the chief cutscene spoke off of that meeting saying she was encouraged by that meeting with imus in god or indicating whatever the i.m.f. may have thought about the ousting of robert mugabe the page is now been turned there and she said that the i.m.f. was ready to work with zimbabwe to help them and guide them as they go through the process of interacting reforms to really dig themselves out of that severe economic crisis which has been plaguing the country oh no humphrey bring us the latest from the world economic forum in davos thank you very much well not only the african countries all those participating in davos are trying to make a case for investments in their countries but the context is difficult considering the actual laid. out by the u.s.
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industrialized nations like germany or canada certainly have nothing to fear but what about emerging economies they are hoping for the best the bit of caution. in the morning this is the hotel breakfast area for the rest of the day it is the pakistan billion dollars the country's delegates are proud of how their country's economy is performing and want to show that here pakistan is no longer dependent on the help of old industrial powers china is investing fifty four billion dollars in infrastructure it is helping build rolled ports and industrial parks that it also helps to profit from. and for pakistan it is also vested interest to develop spark fun from the grassroots level. anything that we've basically been doing with the us although europe was not really planting the roots and which were growing up to become i mean i think it was always. good relations good investment bad relations and things go down so nothing what there was no continuity. things are changing as
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are the investors many countries sent delegations to davos to showcase what they can offer but competition is intense ten african heads of state have travelled to this whiskey resort the south african delegation is already claiming positive results it says its economy is on the road to recovery. all the meetings that we have. we've had nothing negative that has been said about our country and or what we've been encouraged meant you're right. keep go that's what many are hoping for more free trade and investments but the discussions here have also turned to protectionism and isolation but that doesn't threaten the vision of the bangladeshi minister of information technology he still wants his country to be in a world of open borders. not at all because in terms of the global online marketplace from the bangladesh we have contributed second largest online workers
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on the global online marketplace africa india so you can easily understand that country. bush we are really feel that we are not facing any problem in the present scenario but that could change on friday many will focus on u.s. president trump speech to see how his america first policies could potentially affect free trade. thousands of indians have defied threats of violence and armed guards to watch one of the most controversial movies in recent bollywood history. a love story between a hindu princess and a muslim invader has divided the country from our social media team as the story for the week as always good to see you tell us a little more about this movie and why is it so controversial. so let me show you a clip from the trailer of that movie the film is about an indian queen made named
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had my back he was a mythological figure from a centuries old poem and she's a really highly revered figure in india literature even months before the film premiered highline hindus this sparked outrage among hard light induced because they there were rumors that the film would portray. a hindu queen as having a romance with a muslim king and that's would be unacceptable to many hindus and those worries though and now the film has come out and those worries were absolutely overblown and people who've watched the film they say that at least the final version doesn't contain any intimate scene between the two whatsoever while this sounds like it's a lot more to do with other things than just this movie and transcends bollywood altogether absolutely and after prime minister and their intermodal hindu nationalist government came to power in two thousand and fourteen we see that there's been
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a soaring of the tension between india's huge do majority and its muslim minority and those tensions have been fanned by. particularly by fringe nationalist hindu nationalist groups and now they have in a way jumped on this movie and they've used it to push forward their political agenda and they have staged fierce protests ever since recording begun back in two thousand and sixteen the film crew has received death threats and we've seen new demonstrations this week again demonstrators burns vehicles and vandalized cinemas yesterday a group even targeted a school bus this video was taken by one of the passengers and posted to twitter to protest there threw stones at the boss smashed the windows luckily there nobody was was injured but this sparked outrage across the country and today some cinemas decided not to show the film because they were afraid that similar episodes could
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happen there as well and this was despite the indian supreme court ruling that the film should be shown everywhere in the country now heard about the opponents there were very very vocal have we heard from the supporters of this absolutely and there's been an opera of support from all over all corners of india on social media people have been posting with the hashtag india with padmavati and fact watching the movie seems to have become almost an act of defiance against the violence that we have an intrapreneur from daily here who after the bus attack yesterday posted this message saying i wasn't particularly keen on watching the movie but now i will surely go and watch it so that the next person who intends to express himself or herself in our country through any medium doesn't feel discouraged pressured or worried and bollywood experts are actually saying that this whole controversy will probably work in favor of the movie and that more people will go and see it because
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of that the week of march and thank you so much. all right and never before i let you go when i remind you of our main headline right now. scientists in china have revealed two identical baby monkeys created using the same cloning technique that gave us dolly the sheep more than two decades ago their research breaks the technical barrier that could open the door to a human cloning. are you aren't you know we news affirmed brylin to lots more coming at the top of the hour we want to leave you now with elton john sir elton john i should say the british fos star announced that he will be retiring from the road after his upcoming farewell tour and it promises to be epic stretching over three years well take out now with some vintage elton performances enjoy. the name. is being used in.
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