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but they won't. when the rain stops starts march 20th on to w. . this is the news live from berlin migrants in turkey move towards europe as anchor opens the border the turkish government says it will no longer stop them from entering the e.u. the action has been prompted by fears of all out war as turkey retaliate against syria for a deadly airstrike also on the program. the world health organization raises its
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risk assessments of the coronavirus to the highest possible level or as the pathogen crosses the globe you hear from a research a working to predict where the virus will surface next. in sport china's olympic swimming champion soon young is banned from the sport for 8 years after breaking anti doping rules. on tomi oladipo welcome to the program turkey has opened its border allowing thousands of people to move closer to the european union they have been arrivals at land and sea borders with greece refugee boats have arrived on greek islands closest to the turkish mainland and groups of people have turned up at the land border turkish officials announced they would no longer stop migrants from crossing into europe after dozens of turkish troops were killed in a syrian government asked. in it liberal vince that prompted retaliatory strikes
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from ankara against syrian targets his decision to open its border has fueled fears of a revival of the 2015 migration crisis. or the border fence from turkey to greece when greek security forces arrive some of them turn around and look for another place to get through. the border is open we took off right away to come here. more and more people have been making their way towards the greek border since the late thursday hoping to cross into europe ankara has made it clear it won't prevent syrians from leaving turkey and heading towards the european union. greek authorities have responded to the groups of people arriving at his borders with tear gas leaving many people stuck in no man's land between the 2 countries. our country's borders are
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impenetrable so there is no reason for unhappy people to start gathering at our borders and crossing points. the decision to open the border came from. it was an apparent response to an airstrike by syrian forces it killed 33 turkish soldiers in syria's province. in recent months turkey's president right has repeatedly warned that he will open his country's western border to refugees if brussels didn't help ankara in its fight in italy. now anchor has made good on its threats flouting a 2016 margaret pact with the e.u. that dramatically slowed migration via that you use eastern border but brussels still says the deal is in place we have not to be notified by our turkish partners that they are changing their holy sea which they apply so far when it comes to. migrant issues this the latest escalation has again showing how quickly the war in
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syria spills across borders and how easily ordinary people can become caught up in geopolitical conflicts. d.w. correspondent yulia hand is on the border between turkey and greece where she says a couple of 1000 people are trapped in no man's land at the border crossing near the 2nd city of ebony but we kept seeing people here actually moving through the surrounding fields to wards these border areas surprisingly not too many syrian refugees we've talked to afghan people to people from iraq who told us they don't want to stay in taki they want to move on to ward 0 so they are taking this leap of faith by the end of the day it seems there is no way for them to move into greece the border is closed so for people here a lot of uncertainty right now they definitely don't want to go back to tell you
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that's what they told us. the world health organization says there's now a very high risk of the corona virus spreading globally warning it could reach most if not all countries in the world at least 57 countries are territories have now reported infections authorities have also confirmed the 1st death of a british citizen a man who had been quarantined aboard a cruise ship anchored off japan south korea has seen a sharp rise in infections with more than 500 new cases bringing the total there to more. more than 2300 and nigeria has registered the 1st case in sub-saharan africa . in just 2 months more than 50 countries have reported cases of corona virus beginning in china's hu bay province the disease has now reached every continent except antarctica prompting the world health organization to upgrade its global risk assessment we have no increased. risk of spread and the risk of
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impact of 19 to very high global level italy has registered the highest number of cases of the virus in europe so far with the tourism industry already feeling the impact. iran meanwhile has seen the highest death rate from the outbreak outside of china but reports differ from within the country with the b.b.c.'s persian service reporting $210.00 deaths and the country's health ministry putting the number at 34. the spread of the virus is most rapid in south korea however with the number of infections has surpassed 2300 even sub-saharan africa has or saved its 1st case yet to be to announce. the. presence of the 1st case of virus disease in niger and in nigeria the w.h.o. has so far a friend from calling the global situation
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a pandemic saying the label would be unhelpful we need to start from containing aggressive containment while preparing for any eventualities whatever we have no it doesn't dictate that we move into mitigation. it will be a mistake big mistake while more than 20 vaccines are in development globally the 1st results are still weeks away and the final result could take over a year. for more i'm joined by stephen beardsley from our business. i see even now we've just had the i t v. well leading travel trade show has been canceled because of the virus how does the court of virus influence the mood on the global stock exchanges i mean it's been the main driver of stocks this week across the globe and as we've seen they've plummeted for most part because of announcements such as the i.t.v.
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closure there's also been other major shows have been cancelled those are serious hubs for business believe $7000000000.00 and deals last year and i t v that might not happen obviously this year if there's no i t v there so business is is changing and the markets are reflecting that you know actually the dow had a bit of a bounce at the end of its session today in the last 15 minutes actually was down by as much as a 1000 points it ended 350 points down and that was after a federal reserve chairman jerome powell made comments that he will act as appropriately act appropriately to the economy which is a signal for further interest rates cut rate cuts that's what people want to hear but there is still an air of uncertainty and as we saw in most major indexes were down by double digits this week it was across all sectors investors flooding into areas that are considered considered safe havens bonds gold things like that why is the current of ours hitting the financial markets so hard was that was the correlation what's important number is is that it's not necessarily a reflection of how dangerous this disease is but how much it curbs economic
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activity think about what we're seeing across the globe is groups of people being isolated told not to go out told not to go to events like the i t v that means they're not going to factories where they're producing things so we see companies like apple for example whose major suppliers are in china that means that those suppliers are producing the components for apple apple will have the products to sell they've adjusted their earnings forecasts just like many other companies have and so investors see that they take that they say this is not good and they react they also react to consumer sentiment and if they believe that consumer confidence is down. then consumers are going to go on by obviously they're they're not going to go out and buy and so they're watching that carefully the question is are they going too far is there panic and that's what people are watching carefully because also the markets can influence public sentiment as well so you don't really want to sort of create the spiral where you have sort of fear driving everything ok are we looking at a global recession it's too early to know we don't know how long this is going to last we do know that for this quarter all the signals are the profits are going to
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be down and it will be a problem it could be a technical recession but if you believe that the economic fundamentals of many nations like the u.s. are strong just have to hope that the fear doesn't drive everything in a different direction ok thank you stephen. now will take a look at some other stories making news around the world a major fire has broken out near one of paris is busiest railway stations police evacuated the god as a precaution but said the blaze was under control it's believed to have been started by opponents of a congolese thing in protest at his concert taking place in the area. muslims in india's capital new delhi held friday prayers on the heavy security after a week of deadly violence the religious riots have claimed at least 8 lives flashes broke out early this week over a new citizenship law that is widely viewed as anti muslim. the court of
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arbitration for sport has found chinese limo soon young guilty of a serious doping offense in that he destroyed his own blood samples in 2018 the reigning olympic champion will now be banned for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules which will probably end the 28 year old international korea. soon young says he's innocent and the guilty verdict handed down by the court of arbitration for sport is unfair the chinese olympic swimming champion plans to appeal the decision to quote let more people know the truth the truth is young destroyed blood samples after testing authorities visited his home in 2018 young justification for doing so was based on the fact that some of the testers did not have proper accreditation young was supported by pheno the international governing body for swimming who agree the test was invalid but the anti-doping agency wada disagree and claim the destruction of samples is a form of tampering the court of arbitration for sport agreed with wada benny young
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for the maximum 8 years the athlete fails to establish that he had a compelling just if occasion to destroy his some poker election containers it was not for the athletes to decide alone but then i don't think test shall be invalidated china's swimming association continues to support in his version of events despite the guilty verdict but for now china's greatest swimmer is out for 8 years a life span for many athletes and his peer australia's mac horton who refused to share the podium with young at the world championships has been vindicated for the stance he took in 2019. friday is the last day before gold and silver baz awarded at the bell in international film festival the final competition premiere was full there is no evil production from iran the film combines 4 stories
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that deal with the death penalty and resistance to the regime director mohammad russell was not allowed to travel to belin not the press conference he was represented by an empty chair. a man as if and scott roxboro have seen all. 18 films in the competition and they sent us their predictions as to what might grab the golden bear well i've seen a lot of great films during this festival but my tip for the golden bear would have to be the iranian film there is no evil that takes on the issue of the death penalty in iran and the psychological toll it takes on the executioners there that's why filmmaker mohammad resolutely from iran he was not able to actually make the premiere because he's not allowed to leave iran he was banned from making films but he went ahead and did it anyway so i think that the courage of this filmmaker combined with the themes that the film takes on and this is
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a very political film festival i think that that might really give it a good foundation for the jury here but what really put it over the edge for me was just the incredible story telling i mean this is classical storytelling it's heartbreaking it's beautiful and for me i wouldn't mind seeing that again you know and i managed to talk to the director before before the festival it's an amazing story that he made this film in secret i think it has a great chance of winning i'd agree but i think there's one from the could have an edge on it and that's an american film never really sometimes always by allies a hint of this is another political story it's a story of a 17 year old girl who wants to have an abortion without her parents' consent and crosses state lines with her cousin to do so it sounds like it's a very polemic movie but it definitely isn't it's more of a gentle coming of age story almost and i think the really the craftsmanship was shown in this film the delicacy at which she tells the story and maybe even the fact that it is a female director who did this film critic of could give it the edge come saturday
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