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play. play. play play play. play play. play about. this is deja vu news line from burlesque the coronavirus jumps to another continent as brazil confirms its 1st case and fears of a pandemic grow. this is going to come soon potentially you've got to be shifting to a readiness rapid response thinking we hear from south korea and the doomsday cult
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that's driven a spike in infections they are. also coming up a landmark ruling here in germany the highest court overturns a 2015 law that effectively prevented doctors from helping terminally ill patients end their lives. india's prime minister appeals for home time after delhi is hit by the worst sectarian violence in decades 20 dioceses hindus and muslims come to blows over a controversial citizenship bloc. and hillary clinton drops by the berlin international film festival to set the record straight with a documentary about her failed bid to become the us president. i'm sumi so much god it's good to have you with us we begin with the latest on the corona virus outbreak a virus emerged in december in the chinese city of han now it is spreading across.
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the globe let's look at what we know more than 81000 infections have now been registered worldwide 30000 of those have now recovered but the world health organization is warning that the world is not prepared for a pandemic as more countries join the list of those affected brazil has reported the 1st confirmed case in latin america and 19 deaths have been reported in iran one of the countries that seen a spike in infections over recent days but so far south korea remains the country with the highest number of infections outside of china the outbreak is centered on the city of daegu but the disease has spread from there to in fact almost 1300 people. so screen children will be cooped up in their homes as schools across the country remain closed to combat the spread of covert 19 gun me res office also closed leaving her to look after her 2 sons and try to keep them busy. and help the kids study cook for them at home watch t.v. and sometimes play board games together and spend time reading books i won't let
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them keep the ball there aren't in here but they will get bought. as a child psychologist ms khan worries about her children's wellbeing she says that relatives of those afflicted are more likely to develop phobias but her main concern is the virus itself so 3 is recorded near a 1000 cases and more than 10 deaths. the virus has spread around hospitals near my workplace so i was worried about getting it when i went to work and because they can stay at home all the time sometimes they meet friends but again i've already about them catching the virus at any one along the road i have the virus 19 cases have been reported in all major provinces kindergartens elementary middle and high schools have been shuttered by the government for 2 weeks many universities have postponed the beginning of the spring semester and chinese students returning here face a 2 week quarantine. 1000 cases in south korea spiked after
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a 61 year old woman now called patient number 31 attended several meetings of a fringe religious group. in early february despite suffering a fever and cold like symptoms and evading quarantine mainstream pastors now suspending services to their congregations blame the group viewed by many as a cult and its lack of civic duty for spreading the virus. church and super spreader patient number $31.00 have been identified as the source of more than half of the country's known coded $900.00 cases a special force including health officials are racing to locate church members for testing as concern grows the virus may spread nationwide that report from correspondent frank smith and he joins us from seoul for more on this story hi frank south korea does have the highest number of infections outside of china our thought is they're worried that they cannot contain this outbreak. certainly they
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are they've floated ideas about how they might isolate. itself but again generated more worry about that potential mim measure there are now $284.00 new cases here in south korea with a total of $1261.00 that's up from just 51 last week and now we have 12 deaths reported here in the country the outbreak is centered around daegu in that sort of church like cult but i mention. tell us more about that cult frank and who is this group are they cooperating with authorities. ok well it's judges official name is the church of jesus temple of the tabernacle of the testimony $88.00. year old leader and he claims to be the 2nd coming of jesus. you don't new recruits to the group often give up their entire lives and neglecting their family and neglecting their work in order to join initially there
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was a lot of criticisms because the group apparently posted on their website instructing members not to cooperate with authorities and continue proselytizing actually on the presidential website here in south korea there's a petition to disband. in the country entirely. and frank as we said this comes as this outbreak continues to expand i mean what impact has this had on life in south korea. well i mentioned in that report schools and churches but it goes far beyond that all kinds of public institutions are across the country have been shuttered including sports venues feeders museums it's really the impact is across all social life here in south korea additionally
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rallies in the capital have been banned although there is apparently another rally scheduled to happen this sunday and they intend to go ahead and again have a large demonstration although there is also another petition on the presidential website calling for a banning of chinese from entering the country because of course the center of this contagion is china and south korean government has been hesitant really to prevent visitation from from all over china and just prevented visitors and travelers from that one hubie a province all right correspondent frank smyth reporting from seoul thank you very much well italy has confirmed that 12 people there have now died from the corona virus $374.00 people have been infected a one day increase of almost
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a half it comes as other european countries are recording their 1st cases while experts believe travelers are carrying the virus from italy which is the epicenter of the outbreak in europe they include one of 2 new cases in germany italy's health minister has been hosting emergency talks with ministers from neighboring countries and germany to discuss a joint response here's what he had to say. we showed some important points to strengthen our cooperation and stick together. among the most important point is to keep the borders open. closing borders would be inappropriate disproportionate and wrong. all countries bordering italy have committed to share and standardize information and to share epidemiological and medical information. well scientists are working hard to develop a vaccine against the corona virus but it is a time consuming process
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a number of labs around the world are working on developing one including the university of hong kong back in 2003 it was the 1st to isolate the sars virus. visited the researchers there to see firsthand what they're doing to help this time . so what we're looking at cells which have been grown in culture and on the surface so they're all these thousands and thousands of small was possible just weeks ago this virus was on nothing to science now understanding these images is key to saving lives professor john nichols and his team that hong kong university studying how the new corona virus replicates in human cells their work has already shedding light on its mortality rate why it's proving less deadly than related virus some of inside it really started reputation in the lungs and less in the process of what the upper airways but this far seems to be more likely at this
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stage in the airways than in the lot and we just sort of sit back and explain why it's not as dangerous as sars understanding how the virus replicates could ultimately shape the way it's diagnosed and even how it's treated. this isn't the 1st time scientists have been on the forefront of the battle against a deadly virus as specialists in emerging viral infections they found themselves at the center of the 2003 cells epidemic that fear at this university that long just strides are made and the fight for guard dogs is that raw experience an extra pool that role being harnessed to combat the fire of today the university was the 1st to isolate the virus which cools cells present monic paris is among those critics it with controlling the outbreak he says while the mortality rate for covert 19 may be lower it's. spreading move rapidly and could even be transmitted before patients
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develop symptoms there's no question that this is more transmissible bandsaws and more difficult to control because unless you really get people very early and have them isolated breaking the chain of transmission is challenging whereas with saws that was possible the university is working on a vaccine bought it still months away back in 2003 candidate vaccines for saws were also developes boss funding was cut once the virus was brought under control and a vaccine never produced. professor malik says if one could be unable to progress further that be better prepared today even if we are able to dodge the bullet this time and i'm not sure that definitively will be another time and i don't think we can keep dodging these bullets forever but one of these days we're really going to have a major epidemic that really disrupts you know the global economies global lifestyles
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and things we take for granted so i think it's time that the global community particularly the economic community. took this very seriously there is a race against time as covered 19 continues its spread around the world a professor manic warning the prospect of a global pandemic is now touching day. let's catch up on some other stories making news around the world at the democratic presidential debate in charleston south carolina candidates took aim at front runner ernie sanders sanders has been able to extend his lead in recent weeks but former vice president joe biden says he is still confident that he will win south carolina's primary on saturday. protesters in the greek island of lesbos have clashed with riot with white police for a 2nd day they were objecting to plans to build a camp for up to 7000 migrants the regional governor's office is on the protest side it has called a 24 hour strike and syrian government airstrikes on the rebel controlled region
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killed at least 16 people and struck a school building on tuesday that's according to opposition activists government forces backed by russia are advancing steadily as they try to take the last rebel held stronghold almost a 1000000 people have been displaced by the latest fighting. germany's highest court has lifted a ban on assisted suicide ruling it unconstitutional a landmark decision by the constitutional court clarifies the situation after a law passed in 2015 effectively banned doctors from helping patients and their lives critics argue that the law robs the terminally ill of the right to determine their own death today's verdict will allow doctors to advise patients and provide them with lethal drugs although doctors will not be allowed to administer the drugs themselves. here's what the president of the court said in delivering the ruling.
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an individual decides to end their old life based on their own personal experience of their life quality and the sense of meaning of their own existence and yet this decision cannot be judged on the basis of general values religious rule social models on the way we deal with life and death and considerations of water subjectively viewed as reasonable needs no further justification and reasoning rather it's an act of autonomy self-determination and must be respected as such by the state and society so to speak or write our chief political editor michelle is following the story for us hi michelle can you explain to us what exactly that statement from the constitutional court means well it really means that the interpretation of the inviolability of human dignity which here in the constitution is the 1st paragraph on the right to self-determination the 2nd one amounts essential to a right to suicide and this overturns the very basis of this more restrictive law
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that see doctors say at the very least in a gray zone when they even gave advice over potential suicide and left many patients with no other option than to leave the country many went to switzerland no those rights of patients have been strengthened in fact we saw the constitutional rights here read into the right to self-determination also the right to commit suicide no matter what situation you are personally in the dutch saying that we may regret we may try everything but in the end one has to accept the decision of an individual to kill themselves to commit suicide no matter what the circumstances are what is the impact of this michel and what does this mean for people who want to help want help by ending their lives here in germany. well it means that it will get easier for them to get access to doctors that doctors and there aren't that terribly many doctors who are willing to go that step to actually
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assist in suicide even when patients are in a very dire situation but at least they will be decriminalised they won't have to fear of punishment up to 3 years in prison any more in the future at the same time this will most likely go back to lawmakers who very well can impose restrictions and one thing was clearly also ruled out today that from this liberty to take your own life that any right to be receive any a system can be deducted so patients don't have the right to receive the medical treatment that they seek if the intention is suicide well there are certainly strong voices opposing assisted suicide as well how have they reacted. well of course this is a bad day for those who saw a duty to protect people from their own decision but this is a very essential basic decision and that leaves no doubt that in the end as long as
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people are in the clear mind and can take this decision they will be able to in the future are at our chief political editor michel because and i thank you. now egypt has been holding a military funeral presided over by president. for former president hosni mubarak he died on tuesday at the age of $91.00 mubarak's coffin with discord to a mosque and then to the burial ground for a private family ceremony she ruled egypt autocratically for 30 years before being ousted in the arab spring protests of 2011 mubarak was a key ally of the west which saw him as a guarantor of regional stability but to many who was a tyrant and he still divides opinion in egypt. we can get more on the funeral now from correspondent ruth michelson she joins us on the line from cairo apart from the funeral with full military honors how is egypt officially honoring mubarak.
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well you're right we're seeing plenty of pomp and circumstance from this funeral full military honors as hosni mubarak has is buried we also saw good various state institutions know to be the presidency in egypt. really statements about honoring mubarak's time in the egyptian assholes and honoring him as a war hero but doing little to acknowledge his record as a political leader despite the fact that he was in office but that he is near roots of what is the mubarak's legacy in egypt i mean how is he being remembered by just well that's a good question i mean i think it's fair to say that there are 2 kinds of memories that are happening here is the 1st is the image that is being put forward by the egyptian state which focuses entirely on him as of a figure of stability and military honor that gives very little mention to the brutal autocratically sheik regime that he kept in place and said he is and so for
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many egyptians they will remember him as a taker of cruelty figure to. strengthen state institutions like the police and security against the egyptian people and of course they will remember him for his overthrow in 2011 that he was a symbol over a regional dictator that could be toppled by popular movements with that tight fisted rule how much of that still remains in today's egypt which is we should say again under the rule of a military leader. well i mean i think it's fair to say that these 2 leaders to halt they are 2 options the same hope there are many egyptians that see a lot of continuation in the rule of sisi from the time of mubarak but the state institutions like secret services parts of the state while they're at the designed to spy on the egyptian populace of stronger than ever these are the parts that most egyptians experience in their everyday lives and social many mobarak chula in some
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ways never ended. all right correspondent ruth michelson speaking to us on the phone there from cairo thank you so much for joining us. indian prime minister narendra modi is appealing for calm after 3 days of sectarian clashes that have rocked the capital delhi authorities have deployed riot police and paramilitary forces to areas would violence erupted during demonstrations for and against the new citizenship law at least 20 people have lost their lives critics say the legislation introduced by modi's hindu nationalist government is biased against muslims and undermines the country's secular constitution. well local residents say they don't know who instigated the violence and they're criticizing the police response yeah well if i do not understand what's happening there are people provoking riots i think they're outsiders i don't know where they're from if we recognize them we would have stopped them the minute someone
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without support about the police should support hindus and muslims equally it shouldn't be like yesterday when policemen were standing with the rioters even throwing stones provocative we always supposed to go. on jumpers here it's been burned i've no idea who did it but they've been burning shops everywhere they've been throwing stones for hours now for days. now police investigating monday's car ramming here in germany are no closer to uncovering a motive a 29 year old suspect remains in custody and faces attempted murder charges residents in the small town of folk mohsen held a church official on tuesday in a show of solidarity more than 60 people were hurt in the attack about a 3rd of them children some of those infected have life threatening injuries. and let's bring in d.w. reporter aaron tilton he is in the phone and where that attack took place 2 days ago hi aaron good to see you official say that the suspect drove into this crowd in
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order to kill but they still don't know why what avenues are they looking into at this point. well as you just said there the investigators don't really appear to be have made or have made much progress and their investigation in that we seem to be much where we were in the early hours after the attack there were some initial rumors that there may have been some. terrorism type motivations that may have caused this or even sins you know phobia or some right wing type violence we're not really seeing that so far it seems that investigators are focusing on focusing on possible psychological motivations that may may have been behind the attack now from what we're told their investigations are being hampered by the fact that the suspect refused to make any type of statements he's not cooperating with police which makes ascertaining the motivation really quite difficult and aaron how is this all affected at this small town people living there. well as you can see behind me the police cordon was actually removed yesterday and life as much as it
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can has returned to normal people are going about their daily lives and kind of getting back to the business of just getting on with their lives the people i've been speaking to have of course said that an attack like this would leave a deep mark in the community however they all expressed the hope that life would just kind of get back to normal as quickly as possible. aaron tell them reporting for us a front and thank you so much now hillary clinton has wrapped up a visit to the german capital for the belly nala film festival for the premiere of a 4 part documentary about the former 1st lady secretary of state and presidential candidate take a look. few people polarized public opinion more in the usa than hillary clinton but not the berlin she's got plenty of supporters many here believe she should be in the wise highs 2016 was a tough election campaign with donald trump's vilification off her and russian
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interference clinton fares moscow is still meddling we are at a stage right now where we better get clear and democracies like yours and mine that it's the people of our country choosing our leaders not foreign intervention or dissin from ation on social media the 4 part documentary hillary gives the former presidential candidate 252 minutes to set the record straight the film details how she was demonized initially by republican politicians back when she was the us 1st lady it portrays the 2016 election campaign as a continuation of this conflict but it also takes a look back to when the clintons were studying law at yale. one day i was up in the library and he was watching me and i could tell he was watching me closer walk all the way. to were i was and i said if you want to keep looking at me and
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i'm going to keep looking back we are to know each other's names i'm hillary rodham who are you. the goal was also to shed some light on those behind the scenes says the director nanette steen she asked why hillary is always reset with either admiration or abuse but never anything in between clinton says she was often simply the 1st in 2016 she was the 1st woman from a major party to run for president i hope that more women would run so that it would be more normalized and there wouldn't be you know the kind of talking dog syndrome oh my gosh look at that she's a woman she could talk she can run for office. i'm walks next more films by with or by if hillary clinton the former 1st lady refuses to comment she says there's something more important to get done 1st namely pushing the current u.s. president into retirement. champions league football now germany's byron munich
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beat chelsea 3 nil away in their last 16 1st leg. scored the 1st goal early in the 2nd half he struck again with a fine finish soon after that robert love and then put the bonus leader club in complete control iron famously lost a shelf in the 25 in munich the 5 time winners are now set to complete their revenge in the home leg on march 18th. a doomsday vault in the arctic has received 60000 new seed samples are being stored there in case of a global disaster well there are mounting concerns over climate change and food crop extinction so various groups are adding their seeds to the collection on norway's spitzbergen island the new seeds include big. is that squash and corn from the cherokee nation the 1st native american groups to send crops to the vault the facility holds over a 1000000 varieties of c. . coming up next on the v.w.
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news asia more on the sectarian riots burned golfing parts of delhi as protests over a new citizenship law turned violent. and the thai activists mourning their country's popular opposition force now that the future of forward party has been abandoned what is the future of democracy in thailand. they join for g.w. news asia with the rich founder g. coming right up.
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