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stonemason builders. compete with each other. this is how massive churches towers pierce the clouds light skyscrapers are fleeting. contest of the cathedral. april 12th on t w. this is deducted use a show coming up today. back to a lot of prosecutors from. going to mr for military crackdown in india has. refused to send back to the country if yes is there any legal rights group such person in the timing and the legality of the plan moves. to was fast tracked seen.
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digits in the past providing vaccinations and information. and planting a crisis already focused on growing. the pandemic has given a finish to these efforts. welcome to the news that you could join us india is facing criticism for planning to deport refugees from its territory to me and some 170 rohingya have been detained by police in the northern city of jumble ahead of their planned deportation some 40000 live in india having fled to me and the us to escape persecution since 2014 after prime minister narendra modi's hindu nationalist government came to power they have been increasing calls to expel the
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rohingya who india sees as a security threat and as a legal. once again they're being forcibly moved scores of rohingya who fled the violence the beat down by myanmar security forces being made ready to return to the hands of that same military it's happening in the indian state of jammu and kashmir already some rohingya have gone missing we cannot from ation on our neighbors you can see you know where they are they said they were taken to jail . do you know what happened. i called some who were taken but now their phones are gone we can't speak with them and their children are left behind with nothing to eat. $2170.00 rohingya have been rounded up so far police say more of india's estimated $40000.00 rohingya refugees are to
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be detained and deported fearing for their lives the rohingya are pleading with the indian government not to send them back rights groups have joined the chorus but many hindu nationalists backed by india's ruling b j p party say the muslim rohingya are illegal immigrants and a security risk. no net on their us yesterday when i was away at work the police came and took my wife away and she hasn't returned my small children have been crying we are leaving we have no choice. really am no legal there you did get. india's latest moves against the rohingya muslims highlight the united nations view of the rohingya as the most persecuted minority in the world. for more i'm joined now by phil robertson deputy director of the asia division of human rights watch it joins me now from bangkok fairly how do you see the timing of this planned move by the indian government. it's extremely bad i mean
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you should not be sending refugees back into harm's way expression when you have a military government that has taken troll and is shooting people in the streets of myanmar to send people back into that kind of situation is actually irresponsible and you know them indian government should be providing protection to them and they should be providing access to the un refugee agency to help these people rather than incarcerating them and threatening them with return to a situation which is very very bad what do you think is motivating the indian government's actions. well i think india has a couple different reasons 1st of all the government itself tends to be anti refugee it is a phobic 2nd of all these to say if these these these refugees are muslim and there is a bias in some ways against muslims by parts of the indian government and 3rd
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this is a situation where you know india feels like it's besieged everybody is coming into their country they're trying to claim it back for themselves and this is an easy group to go after expression in a in a sensitive area like john will kashmir where there is of course an ongoing. situation which is very sensitive for the indian government strictly speaking. speaking is the indian government violating the new laws with this plan deportation . well it would be violating the un refugee convention which is international humans were rights law that's international customary law that if you don't send refugees back into a situation where they will face persecution. you know it's it's it's the height of irresponsibility so quite clearly this is indeed. the tension leigh violating a major international human rights standard something that countries around the
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world are expected to abide by and at the same time that about $100000000.00 mom nationals including 8 police officers who fled to india to escape the military dictatorship mean mama once in debt to hand these bullies plus a man over what is india's was once a pretty in these circumstances well under no circumstances should india abide by that me and my request they shouldn't sack allow these people to make asylum claims to you in h.c.r. for it and where they could you know go through refugee status germination process and and be protected quite clearly these are police officers who have refused orders to shoot people they have actually been saying that to the media very clearly you know what they were expected to do and they're refusing to do it so if they were sent back to myanmar they would face a very dire situation with their old units they could probably certainly would lose
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their jobs at a minimum but probably face persecution and worse for all but some are leaving there with the time being but thank you so much for joining us thank you. or you. know china has introduced the world's 1st so-called vaccine pos port essentially a digital poss the provides vaccination and testing information about the person it is intended to allow easy travel across borders the united states and the european union are considering similar pulses but so far the chinese version is available to chinese citizens of. the digital health check in it's a requirement that every public space in china and now a part of the daily even hourly routine and the check in has worked it's helped curtail the pandemic here so well in fact that this use of technology to track and
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trace coded 1000 carriers has overshadowed concerns over privacy. we used to enter a place without doing anything but now we need to show the health code i've got used to it. so it's time the government figures for the next step of travel certificate an international health passport that will look like this to tourists and business travelers immigration officials and the people taking your plane or train ticket to their q.r. health codes and their tracing application are required everywhere to enter a public place so people are already used to it and this passport should just be an extension to get out of the country but for the rest of the world the situation is different. apps face trouble and gaining acceptance especially in europe. china is not europe of course and the chinese are not europeans i don't think concerns over this personal information safety are necessary 1st you need to control the epidemic then you can worry about other things. the chinese foreign
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ministry says the travel certificate like those being launched in other countries will facilitate safe travel as well as protecting personal privacy. but the check in apps already gathers data on the user's phone number their contacts health risks and locations visited the health passport for travel adds at the very least the holders of vaccine status and coronavirus test results but a country that imports 90 percent of its food from abroad food security is an important issue in singapore even before the pandemic at the government was already working towards reaching 30 percent of home grown capacity by 2030 but amidst the supply chain uncertainties of the pandemic all grown food production has acquired a new focus. these seedlings need a gentle touch explains time so you know she's growing can come also known as water
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spinach in the car and all of her building and that's not the only vegetable cultivated here mrs tan and her neighbors have a passion for gardening. and that is very surprising to see them grooving can be you know one. own thing we do feel you know simple. singapore is experiencing a green wave from the high rise covered or it's rising everywhere. between buildings and on top of them things a sprouting and blossoming like these bananas. the government distributes seeds free of charge and is creating space for cultivation as always in singapore it's part of a bigger plan once a pandemic that happens and you can see the news world by how it occurred to us that is that i think it raises awareness on how everyone can be a little in creating such
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a testing ability right you see. all those singapore is densely populated with nearly 6000000 residents the city is already very green but it wants to become even greener so the government has set out some clear guidelines if you want to build you also have to plant if you put down concrete you have to create green spaces to . plants help cool buildings and improve the climate indoors and of course camps are also a source of food. a lack of space fosters creativity vertical farming is the buzzword growing food inside buildings the goal is to increase in-house production from 10 percent to almost 30 and to make singapore more independent of imports in other words more crisis proof you care more for the less space there's something in there so just but things in perspective. for our
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purposeful but event is far is equivalent to about 430 years of produce from traditional farms or more for less. inside there are tree conditions no soil no pesticides no bacteria the supply of nutrients is automated the closed irrigation cycle saves water but the light means high electricity bills agriculture is an economic endeavor and in singapore it's one with some real growth potential. and. that's it for today there's more on. a show we'll leave you to do with images of taipei fashion week the world's 1st with. this year's edition feature sustainability as its theme. takes a burst of directive. to keep you safe from looking better and.
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the bottom of it. for. the fight against the corona virus. has the rate of infection been developing. the latest. information and contacts. around a virus update. on w. . passion drama competition
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rival marketing numbers happens here by the time entering the. many of us may be completely unaware we have neanderthal d.n.a. . has come in the form of. a link to how. with the corona virus that's what scientists are saying. modern humans. hundreds of thousands of years ago. still with many of us.
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thought some of the genes help them fight infection. different story let's look at the mysterious world of some of our ancestors and the coronavirus. a good topic for a friday see any similarities. not that harry but on a serious note research is from the max planck institute suggests that one. doubles the risk of getting severely ill and we can blame the prehistoric for that as with copies of the chromosome from both parents could face an even higher risk this sequence of genes is more common in people from some regions of the world than others if you're of south asian descent you've got a much higher chance of carrying the jane from africa the chances of it is the never lived on the continent it's not bad researchers say that they. can also carry
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benefits when it comes to code it. well we have the pleasure to have teabag on the line he discovered a link and he's a medical doctor and wants for germany's max planck institute in leipsic as well as the katherine linsky institute in stockholm so tell us how did you actually manage to discover this. so in that part of the big original scientists across the globe tried to find the gene variants that people have read this in code might. also work with the genome for the last couple of years and we discovered one big genetic risk factor for coding mounted and i decided to compare it is now approaching over 30 surprise it was a perfect master touch you know what made you think to compare the 2. it just popped up my head was one of those cases where you're just stumble upon
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something because it was a nice surprise so what's this genetic link with the neanderthals actually mean for us it is the torah says this is. the interbreeding without a thought i truly consequences will get hospitalized and even dying at the parent but there's also an upside to this i believe not not only does it mean for some people that cove it is most of via there's also a positive to this i believe is that right yes you're absolutely correct so when they discover this 2nd mary and actually protects against kobe bryant. it doesn't protect as good as the about wanting to preserve the risk of we actually have to bear is far from the influence the outcome of a coat. and why is that why there are 2 very different opposing variants.
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perhaps felt as such a big surprise as refined. both positive and negative variance the process of the hoff and then the outcomes you know scatter among people with ruth out of the outside of africa but it is surprising that we have 2 variants investing the courage to take how many people are we actually talking about who have this gene and where in the world. so that the bad variant risks are around 16 percent in europe so one is 6 will carry this area and this out is a process of the hall for all the people curious about this is are you sure they're much for being a doubt about it it is missing in africa 6 and it's missing the station the good variant on the other hand is present the possibly a 3rd of people outside of africa. does this explain why we've seen such a different reaction in different parts of the world than in africa for example was
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so untouched early on in this pandemic yes it is based on role in genetics plays a role we should remember that or important risk factors are most important risk for many counters have done demographics than europe but i do think you know his place and wrote in this so just explain to me and our viewers how your research could be useful in fighting this pandemic and also in the future and future pandemics such a thing is conducive to a salon where you would be tightened up risk and this is very important. you might also tackle something about the disease and that's important for future drugs so i have input is it information in many ways does it make you feel a bit more positive about how we're tackling this whole pandemic. i think rationally very. happy to sit and most scientists
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a lot of us have shifted focus going into the race. around it and i think that is very encouraging who'd say that thank you very much for being on the show today a pleasure to have you along he works for germany's max planck institute and i think as well as the collins kate institute in stock i thank you. the world health organization says there's no reason to stop using the astra zeneca vaccine thailand belgariad added to the list of countries delaying the rollout on friday over suspicion of severe side effects in a tiny minority of cases that was among the 1st to announce a delay after reports of severe blood clots no definitive link between the jab and the clots as you've been proven but the european medicines agency said it will continue to monitor the use of the vaccine closely. because stevens joins us from
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outside states to tell us more about this very complicated story can you just break it down for our viewers 1st of all it is isn't it so one batch of the astra zeneca vaccine is being investigated by the european health authority now it cites one death in denmark to somebody who had the vaccine an affair a small number of cases of that clubs and most people have the vaccine now we're talking very small numbers so 30 cases out of 5000000 people who have been vaccinated in europe so does that mean people should be worried about taking the astra zeneca job i mean there are a lot of people around the world who are getting it right now yeah look i mean my mom had the job so like everyone i'm going to be watching the news on this but we really have to think about many links here you know there is no a link proved in the u.k. is given the job 1011000000 people and it's not it's not planning on pulling it and it says that that's that's just what we'd expect not only pairing the population anyway you know and you vaccinate millions millions of people suggested you those people are just going to have things that are big caring anyway in the general
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population that's why we have health authorities to look into this for us so tell us what's astra zeneca say so it's saying that it's looked at the safety extensive and can equip trials at the faxing it's also published as recession pair if you gentles which is the gold standard in science one more thing i would add is that the e.m.i. hasn and fi used countries should post on the fact seen on the astra zeneca vaccine ok so it's a country by country choice and yes yeah because they've been thank you very much for coming in today. williams time now to answer your questions on the coronavirus keep sending them in just leave message on our you tube channel. how to the spanish flu pandemic and even without treatment or a vaccine the influenza pandemic that began cameroon the world at 1918 is thought to have infected around a 3rd of the global population in the space of a couple of years though it's impossible depend on exact numbers most calculations
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estimated claimed between 50 and 100000000 victims now that's as many or more as those later killed in the 2nd world war then by 9 $120.00 the spanish flu seemed to fade away the pandemic just trailed off and nobody at the time could really explain why epidemiologists and historians know believe the beginning of the end of the flu pandemic occurred ben because in the absence of a vaccine that's how long it took to achieve a measure of global herd protection through infection but it came at a parentless price a disease killing the same percentage of people today would take hundreds of millions of lives. an interesting aspect of this historical narrative is that
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experts say even though the pandemic ended in the early 1920 s. the virus that caused it didn't disappear instead it looks like immunity in large part of the population drove it to mutate into a less virulent form in fact researchers who fan allies genomes of modern flu viruses have identified them genetic traces linking them to the original 1900 virus. which has been sequenced from century old lung samples so in a way the pathogen that caused such devastation back then is still with us today it's just evolved into less virulent form is that occasionally then evolved further back into deadlier variants and strains those so far never as deadly as its ancestors and many experts project something similar could occur with sars 2 of the 2.
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i was at this place behind me not that long ago and it looks beri beri different with countries scrambling to administer the vaccine every possible space is being turned into a vaccination center in the u.k. even westminster abbey has become a kind of sacred walk in clinic this is the view ordinarily seen by millions of tourists a year but this is something different entirely the royal church at the heart of london is doing its bit as part of the vaccination drive so charles dickens's berridge just behind me geoffrey chaucer is over there as these people who look down just after they've been vaccinated they'll fill me up they only look at it is . it's an example of the lengths the u.k. has gone to and the success is showing. you know let me know when it is when the ota so don't they go over
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a 3rd time brits have got that fast job far ahead of european neighbors i didn't sure thing it was extraordinary until to do it in westminster abbey the nation's great great seats of carnations and goodness knows what else was in the sights of oscar wilde and john dryden robert browning and poets corner for brits praying for lockdown to be over soon they certainly come to the right place. and frank thanks for watching stay safe c.e.o. gets an.
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eco india. from points i did with a message. mega nyack recycle sars which in india sometimes only worn once for a special occasion. she has one goal in particular that chante distract
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