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this is do w. news live from berlin as the pandemic costs a shadow over the christmas holidays there are signs of part mixed occurred chilean costa rica some of the 1st countries to begin rolling out the bio intake finds a coronavirus fight scene today today communities other nations around the world are getting ready also on the program u.s. police say an explosion in nashville tennessee was an intentional bombing 3 people injured in suspected human remains of sound when emotional harm exploits damaging buildings and shattering windows and you nash and start to pour over the christmas
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eve bricks are trying to deal the 2000 page document still needs to be ratified by the british and european colleagues. i'm very thank you for joining me millions of people around the world have been celebrating a very different christmas this year with spiraling new coronavirus infections and lock downs in many cities the virus has changed how we mock the festive period but world leaders have also been offering messages of hard here in europe vaccinations will begin in most states from to morrow's sunday and across the atlantic mass coronavirus immunizations have already begun in 3 latin american countries mexico chile and costa rica but with the world's 2nd highest coated 19 death toll all eyes
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today are on brazil where noise vaccine has yet been approved. it's been a week of celebrating firsts in latin america the 1st shipment arrivals of vaccines . the 1st jabs for health care workers and those at risk. it's the best gift in 2020 i could have gotten. here when i understand people are suspicious it's something new but you have to have faith and get vaccinated as soon as possible chile mexico and costa rica have all begun administering the farce of biotech back same. argentina maine while hazaras saved its 1st doses of russia's sputnik 5 vaccine with plans to begin vaccinations next week but in brazil which has one of the highest rates of code 19 infections in the world there have been mixed messages. the baton time institute
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has announced that the trial of the chinese su novak vaccine had achieved w hey chose required efficiency levels the very next day brazil's president revealed his lack of confidence in. the efficiency of the vaccine in sao paolo seems to be down i will not disclose a percentage here because if i make a 0.001 percent era i'll be beaten up by the media i want a vaccine that is safe and effective that meets its objectives there are a lot of scared people at home let's wait for the vaccine. but while the nations that have begun rolling out the vaccine are optimistic warning us to remain vigilant against the virus remain in place. well with the pandemic affecting billions of people around the world spare a thought for the hundreds of thousands of sailors on table to go hard because of restrictions travel regulations that mean that some can't even leave their ship so
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get urgent medical care the next report shows the precarious situations that many are facing. container ships from around the world dock at hamburg harbor this siemens mission is usually a popular venue for sailors but now coronavirus are structures have kept almost everyone off land that is now that is a decision by the captains were scared of the virus being brought on board. presidents have been donated for the sailors but getting the gifts to them is hard however more than 50 sailors from micronesia have been living for weeks in local youth hostels they're stuck here because of the pandemic. i mean our country my country isn't letting anyone in and there are also no flights . what's left is playing soccer on the computer or board games with the youth hostels minister. some of these men have been away from home for 18 months. their only consolation is getting video calls from their families back home.
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my son is one year old he just had his birthday i would love to hold him again and kiss him when he's. there are an estimated 400000 sailors stranded around the world shipping companies try to help the crews. i know there are so many restrictions. are very very hard to leave see person know. the german ship owners association has called for an end to these restrictions saying c.n.n. should be classified as essential workers. ok let's take a look now at some of the other developments in the coronavirus pandemic south korea has recorded its 2nd highest number of infections since the disease broke out over 1100 new cases were reported a day after a previous record was it france has recorded its 1st case of
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a highly contagious variant of the corona virus officials said the traveler who had returned recently from london had tested positive and parts of sydney will really into lockdown on sunday after a rise in infections australian authorities have called on people to stay home and to not go shopping world leaders have been talking about the pandemic in their christmas addresses highlighting the signs of heart but francis spoke to a smaller crowd than usual during his traditional blessing at the vatican. what a difference a year makes francis last christmas. with the faithful awaiting his benediction. a year of coronaviruses left its ravages and the square is empty the pontiff himself banished from his balcony to give his blessing inside the vatican to a smaller audience than usual to avoid drawing crowds francis intertwined the virus with his eternal theme of social justice. today in this time of darkness and
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uncertainty due to the pandemic several lights of hope are appearing such as the discoveries of vaccine and at least light to bring hope to the world they must be accessible to all. and he called for divine help in ending war around the world for the sake of the children. faces touch the consciences of all men and women of goodwill. so that the causes of conflicts can be addressed and. courageous efforts can be made to build a future of peace. if the pontiff blessing was the same as it has been for centuries but this she says she. disapproves the money and send. it to the city and the world.
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well in her annual address britain's queen elizabeth paid tribute to the many volunteers to help others during the pandemic addressing the nation and the commonwealth from windsor castle the queen encourage people to continue to show selflessness and love. the 94 year old monarch also had some words for those who've lost loved ones during this very difficult year. of course for many this time of year will be a tinge of sadness some mourning the loss of those dear to them and others rushing friends and family members distance for safety when all aid really want for christmas is a simple hug or a squeeze or their hand if you are among them you are not alone and let me assure you of my thoughts and prayers here's some of the other stories with following for you today the british government ties to ploy to round 1000
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soldiers to direct traffic and assist in the mass testing of thousands of truck drivers bill waiting to cross the english channel into fronts french authorities ended a 48 hour border closure on wednesday only for truck drivers who test negative for coke at 19. the united nations says 3 peacekeepers from burundi have been killed and 2 wounded in attacks in the central african republic back troops have been battling with rebel militia groups ahead of elections on sunday the situation is tense with the government calling in military support from russia and rwanda. the longtime leader of mali's opposition soon my last to say has died aged 71 from corona virus complications the former finance minister was considered a favorite to win molly's next election planned for early 2022 he passed away just 2 months after his release from lengthy captivity from islamist insurgents.
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to the u.s. now where police say they believe an explosion which rocked downtown nashville tennessee was an intentional act at least 3 people were injured and there was widespread damage after a marja high be exploded in the early hours of christmas morning police in the u.s. city say investigators are looking into possible human remains found near the site of the blast. this aerial footage shows the extent of the damage from the explosion the force of the blast from the recreational vehicle smashed windows and sent debris flying. luckily the early hour of the day the streets of central nashville were largely empty when the explosion happened police had already arrived on the scene after receiving a phone call reporting gunshots in the area. as well she responded they encountered an r.v. that had a record senate a potential bomb but did nate within 15 minutes of says upon hearing that decided
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to evacuate the buildings nearby one woman tells of a chilling automated message that spurred 10 narrow escape pickguard in accounting on where their vehicle would work forward in this thing manner and here and in 14 and then in the well you know we started really gathering our thing back to africa ask her carrier i got my day in and another apartment that was all over looking for 2nd avenue we were all very concerned about all there in the way my 5 year old sister was staying in another apartment that was on the other side of building on the back side overlooking the river and we all where down and got in the car and well investigators are now looking into the possible motives behind the explosion i think people will do that was not an accident. and from that little take
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a little bit of time to get to the bottom of it and i do think it was clearly done when nobody was going to be a room it would be a different message if it was you know 5 pm on a friday. dine time nashville was sealed off and the f.b.i. have appealed to the public for any relevant information. please tell us what you know. we need leads we need your help. president donald trump has been briefed on. well you countries have started assessing the brics a trade deal reached review u.k. on christmas eve the 2000 page document still needs to be accepted by both the british and european parliament's the long awaited agreement means that trade across the english channel will remain tariff free british prime minister bars johnson says he's pleased with the deal boss it could cost him a whole new set of headaches. the doors of the e.u. council close britain has been a strange from the block since january and now the trade deal is finalizing the
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divorce. e.u. ambassadors convened on christmas day to signal the start of approving the thousands of pages of fine print all member countries and britain are expected to ratify the agreement. the e.u.'s chief negotiator michel barnier expressed regret saying there was no winner and breck set and calling the separation a lose lose situation while britain's prime minister barak's johnson made merry exulting the agreement as his christmas gift to the nation because this is a deal a deal to give certainty to business and travelers and all investors in our country from the 1st of january a deal with our friends and partners in the e.u. the agreement may have a verse in the economic chaos of a no deal breck's it but commentators warn that britain may have opened a pandora's box of troubles not least scottish dissatisfaction rest of us is gone
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we'd rather be part of the european union than the british or the drop target for myself but this is definitely. a take because it's been so long it's happening in the balls rolling i think we should just finish it. up but i do appreciate the people in scotland on the wall actually what's disturbing you personally i could care stop and take part in here. so that's to be up to the child back in the spotlight to be part of it because. there are already calls for a 2nd independence referendum to be held in scotland in the coming year and this is not the only unknown post breck's it the u.k. will be in completely uncharted territory. as a reminder now of this top story with following for you as millions around the world celebrate christmas overshadowed by the corona virus pandemic several latin american countries have begun mass vaccination programs here in germany and other
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e.u. countries health workers are preparing to roll out the vaccine from. that's all for now sports life is next i'll be back in 45 minutes with more headlines. story of producer propaganda. they were called the rhineland bastards. their mothers were germans living in the occupied rhineland their father's soldiers from the french colonies.


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