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subscribe to the documentary on you tube. the face. this is the news live from berlin a grim warning from the u.s. government's top infectious disease expert. i would not be surprised if we go up to 100000 a day if this does not turn around and so i am very concerned dr anthony fauci says the number of new coronavirus infections in the united states could explode more isn't done to contain the virus also coming up. rooting out the far right germany's
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the lead soldiers the k s k commandos are to be partially disbanded following reports of rightwing right wing extremism and their ranks. recognition of colonial era crimes on the day the democratic republic of congo mark 60 years of independence an expression of regret from its former colonial ruler belgium. i mean is a welcome to the program we begin with a warning from the u.s. government's top infectious disease expert dr anthony fauci has sounded the alarm about the rapid spread of the corona virus in the country he says the number of daily cases could more than double if the country fails to contain a surge of infections across several states. another bleak warning
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from the experts speaking to lawmakers in washington the message couldn't be clearer. and i'm very concerned about what's going on right now particularly in the 4 states that are accounting for about 50 percent of the new infections but the other vulnerable states so i'd have to say the numbers speak for themselves i'm very concerned that i'm that satisfied with what's going on because we're going in the wrong direction that the states he's referring to a florida arizona texas and california they've seen infections so forcing governors to wind back efforts to reopen their economies. states the bore the brunt of the virus early and making quarantine mandatory the new arrivals of vulnerable divide between former and current virus hotspots we can't just focus on those areas that are having the surge it puts the entire country at risk we are now
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having 40 plus 1000 new cases a day i would not be surprised if we go up to $100000.00 a day if this does not turn around dr fashion was just one in a chorus of concerned voices who say not enough americans of social distancing all wearing masks or unfortunately this simple lifesaving practice has become part of the political debate that says this if you're for trump you don't wear a mask and you're against trump you do that's why i've suggested that the president occasionally wear a mask over or to the republican urge the president to set a better example. for many the stakes are too high for any political stigma surrounding mosques and here are some of the other developments in the front of virus pandemic. brazil has reported nearly 40000 new infections in the past 24
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hours alone the country's overall death toll is now approaching 60000 china has identified a new flu virus carried by pigs that can infect humans according to researchers the new strain has the potential to become a pandemic virus although they say there is not yet an imminent threat and european plane manufacturer airbus is cutting 15000 jobs after seeing its business plummet due to the pandemic the majority of positions slashed will be in france and in germany. german defense minister and i cut com qanbar has ordered the partial dissolution of germany's elite k s k commandos following reports of right wing extremism in the ranks the unit which specializes in anti terror and rescue operations may face a major reorganization and up to 70 of its 1400 personnel could be cut military investigators announced that this is back to 20 kaskade personnel of holding extreme right views the defense minister accused the unit of quote toxic leadership
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culture and said cannot continue to exist in its present form. our reporter max merrill is following this story for us max thanks for joining us so how serious is the problem of right wing extremism well it's a problem in itself in the german forces but here in this so-called k s k unit it's rife 5 times the average amount of far right individuals have been identified then comparison to generally in the german forces and that internal report has been very damning i mean you mentioned this toxic leadership culture that they have identified that they have seen extremist tendencies that have been tolerated they say by the leadership and the lax handling of equipment and ammunition which is very disturbing i mean disappearing some of which was found recently at a soldier's home they did praise the efforts in deployments of this unit but also have said that there will be no more training exercises or deployments abroad for
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the time being and this whole unit is on probation until october 31st and leadership here it is said has allowed parts of this unit to become autonomous and also encourage or at least not discourage far right tendencies so it sounds like that's been building for a while so why has it taken german authorities so long to crack down on this well i think it's hard to say really it's baffling to say the least i mean it is a very secretive organization it's actually not even known to the. public how big it is the exact size and how many people work for it but the opposition has strongly condemned this saying that the government has trivialized the issue and also dropped the ball here i mean since 2017 it has been known that there's a problem here there was a party back then that was took the headlines where they were hitler salutes from members of this case k. units and on a good come as i said there's been a huge failure to act will others will probably level that criticism at her now
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she's going to present solutions on wednesday and set up a team to further analyze the problem but this is a real dangerous issue i mention that i mean missing i mean 85000 rounds of ammunition have been unaccounted for and also 62 kilograms of explosives and does this spell the end for the german special forces i mean how do they recover from something like this well exactly i mean i think the contrary remain in the current form that is also the feeling of this internal report but they have this extreme pressure to act now they have said that they want to reform it critics say that's not really feasible but if there is no progress until that probation period that is set until october 31st they have said that it could be disbanded but so far the idea is to reform rather than to completely disband you know his next meryl thanks for that. now to some of the other stories making news around the world. president
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donald trump has has approved plans to withdraw nearly $10000.00 u.s. troops from germany he did not specify when the reductions would happen but it's expected most of the personnel would be sent to poland president trump has repeatedly accused germany of not contributing enough to nato spending. germany has taken over as the rotating presidency of the european council for the next 6 months berlin will organize and preside over all european union meetings chancellor of the medical said her focus during the presidency would be on the coronavirus pandemic and europe's economic recovery. a flag raising ceremony in hong kong has marked the 23rd anniversary of the former british colonies return to chinese rule it was held just hours after a new national security legislation took effect the new law will punish crimes of secession subversion terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison. for the 1st time in history
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a reigning king in belgium has expressed regret for his country's brutal colonial rule and what is today the democratic republic of congo as that country marks 60 years of independence belgium's king believe knowledge of the racist legacy of belgium in the letter to the president of the d r c he expressed quote deepest regret for the harm done to millions of congo people by belgian colonizers. confined to the pages of history books but the memory of it is still very much alive in that. it was 60 years ago that belgian flags were taken down in the capital of what was then called the belgian congo guided by independence leader but this new member of the republic of congo declared itself independent from belgium after a 75 year colonial rule the member went on to become the country's 1st elected prime minister. kept
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a violent chapter of history millions of congolese were enslaved and killed during belgium's colonial rule. in a letter to d.r. c. president fairly excuse me cady the belgian king expressed regret for the suffering and oppression caused by belgian colonizers in kinshasa people had mixed reactions to the letter. yes it's not bad most as it's from belgium i can't really take it seriously especially since they are still responsible for all the crimes against humanity committed in the sea like they said they could. let others who are responsible for instability in the d.r. see take the example of belgium a former colony that is asking for a pardon. for forgiveness from the congolese people and all those who are the stabilizing the congolese people will one day ask for forgiveness. this year celebrations to commemorate the country's independence were toned down
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because of the coronavirus pandemic no big ceremony was planned. but the thoughts of many congolese will be with patrice lumumba the assassinated leader who to this day is considered a national hero for leading their country towards independence. the israeli cabinet is poised to debate the enix station of several jewish settlements in occupied west bank the move will inflame tensions with the palestinians and hamper any future peace negotiations over the status of the territory beit is a palestinian enclave on the west bank just outside jerusalem and completely surrounded by a village of israeli settlers soon this settler land could become part of israel palestinians say that would be unacceptable correspondent tanya kramer records from . this tunnel road leads to the palestinian village of beit exile next to the security barrier that separates israel from the occupied west bank at this
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particular spot the fence of the israeli barrier was built around a host belonging to one palestinian family that i have slipped in this almost unique enclaves right next to a settlement the entrance gate and cameras are remotely monitored. like other palestinians wonders what will happen to his home if the settlement becomes officially part of israel a move based on the controversial you as peace proposal put forth in january. i consider the annexation that we're hearing about to be a show of american and israeli arrogance in order to confiscate more land. the israeli and american governments just want the land but without the people killed it's really a many and. so far israel hasn't presented any official maps to explain which areas it could annex 1st and where the lines would be drawn and i have this
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concern that the move could lead to yet more isolation and further restrictions on movement is specially since the tram plan and visions only limited enclaves for the palestinians. that. there's no future. there's no hope of. my hopes are gone that so the support we see for the israelis nobody cares about us palestinians out off not shopping all of the movement between different parts of the occupied west bank is already very complicated for palestinians so now we also want to go to the settlement it's just literally and lead away from us but to get there we have to drive to the nearest checkpoint and it will take us some time. it's more than an hour's drive to cross the kalandia checkpoint. only palestinians with an israeli permit can cross from here. from there we
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return to the settlement of given her. who is one of the settlements founders like most residents he's waiting for more details on the an exaggeration plans from the israeli government. for 2 shia holy old significant things that could come out of this plan is that it can open up a very positive opportunity for us to expand our settlements for our children and it's also good for the people on the other side of the fence if an exaggeration goes ahead it's expected to be a long process on the palestinian side of the fence uncertainty is crowing us once again maps everything good without the people living there having much say about where the lines are drawn. this is news here's a reminder of our top story this hour. the u.s. government's top infectious disease expert has issued a grim warning about the rapid spread of the corona virus in the country dr anthony
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fauci says the number of daily cases could reach 100000 if the country fails to contain a surge in infections. watching t.v. news don't forget you can keep up to date on our website that's dot com and you can follow us on twitter and instagram as well as d w news i'm on minnesota thanks for watching. the to. go beyond. that. we're all about the stories that matter to. us. whatever it takes. the running.


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