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sewing, i suppose was more appropriate for girls than writing a bite. and now i want to reach out to those woman back home for bone to buy their duties portion, and inform them about that basis, right. my name is the about the home, and i ward ah ah, ah, you watch you dw news alive from berlin. cove at 19 cases surged to record highs around the globe. alma con, ease quickly becoming the dominant,
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very it. while delta is still hitting part, assess the threat with a lead environment. also coming up. glean maxwell found guilty of helping sexually abuse young girls for a decade. their survivors say it's a step towards justice for the victims of jeffrey desmond tutu. ah, i'm michael. okay. i appreciate you joining us. the world health organization is warning that corona virus. variance could produce a stu nami, of coping 19 cases that will put immense pressure on health care systems. in europe, france has posted a new record with authorities reporting more than 200000 infections in a single day. italy, ireland, and portugal have also all the nouns record numbers of new cases. officials say the
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sky rocketing infraction rates are being driven by the highly contagious armor con variant. a new national record for france here every 2nd more than 2 people are testing positive for the corona virus. your police patrols have stepped up in response. there was a bars and restaurants checking people's vaccination passes and for the still unvaccinated french authorities have a grim message level patrol through pretty, there is really very little chance you can escape at this time. the virus is spreading too fast and unvaccinated people are more likely to get infected or very sick bugs in germany to is putting more pressure on the unvaccinated leading to several protests across the country. in munich, police initially banned a rally, but protesters came out any way by the thousands saying they're just out for
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a walk. there is also concern that germany is under reporting cases due to staff shortages during the holiday season. it with her fossil, the under reporting is probably of the order that the actual incidence is currently 2 or 3 times as high as the incidence. we are measuring all, smithson, the u. k is facing a surge in omicron cases, and that is frustration that rapid test kits aren't available when to pick them up and there's none in the pharmacies. roy is non, they will got the signs outside the run outside. many people need a negative test to be allowed to work. i'll gather to celebrate the start of a new south africa was one of the 1st countries to identify the owner con variant. and initially saw a dramatic increase in coven 19 cases. but now numbers are declining. earlier we spoke to virology, voss gang chrysler, and he told us what the south african experience could tell us about what's happening now in europe. well,
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it actually shows very much what we had seen here in cape town, where i had it in south africa where we can 1st spread throughout the country. we had a very steep increase to record numbers of infections. and we were extremely worried that over the 5th period because it started in late november here, we would didn't have frequent numbers of severe cases being admitted to hospital and, and very fortunately, our in fixed numbers have peaked. so we had no and the kid on board trained and dead one has to be careful because of the long holiday weekend. so numbers maybe lagging behind, but i don't think that picture is going to change drastically. and luckily, our hospitalization rate has to be lagging behind significantly. so we see a few of the via cases needing hospital treatment and in the previous waves. and of course, the reason in south africa is that the majority of people that have had called in
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during defend demik over the past almost 2 years. i mean, addition, we have just short of off the adult population having had the vaccine as well. a lot of people are wondering whether there could be a silver lining here that is the rapid and wide spread. obama crown will bring us closer to turning covered into a more manageable threat. but it sounds like you're saying that the reason why amr con is not manifesting is dangerously as other variance is because to a large extent, people, particularly in south africa, may have had the virus already and therefore have antibodies. it's very difficult to tease those 2 factors apart. again, i'm cautiously optimistic that maybe only one is a bit less virulent than the previous strains, but we are still seeing patients dying from it. so you know, it's not a question of a common cold virus, yet. it may be moving into that direction and that would be good news. but the bad
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news is that, like what, what was said in france in your report that with this very and it will be next to impossible to escape infection. and we have seen a whole fall, it's grades and how fast the numbers rise. many patients also many infected people are asymptomatic, so not necessarily recognize that can still pass it on. so i would say that the next few months, the majority of the population will get it. and then it's really that they're both gang prize or really appreciate your time in cape town. many, thanks. let's take a look at some other developments in the pandemic. south african researchers have found a booster shot of johnson and johnson's covered. 1900 vaccine is 84 percent effective at preventing hospitalization. cove at 19 cases have reached a record high in the united states. however, the country's centers for disease control and prevention says, debts and hops,
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hospitalizations are comparatively low. the ice hockey junior world championships in canada have been canceled. that's due to a number of players testing positive and entire teams being ordered to isolate a jury in the united states has found british socialite delane maxwell guilty of helping the late sex offender jeffrey epstein, abuse under age girls for years. after 5 days of deliberations. the new york jury found maxwell guilty on 5 counts, including recruiting and grooming epstein, teenage victims. the verdict could see the 60 year old spend the rest of her life in prison, recruiting and grooming teenage victims and trafficking a minor. these are the heavy charges of which british socialite elaine maxwell was found guilty by the new york jury. the road to justice has been far too long.
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but today, justice has been done. no one, no matter how powerful or well connected it is above the law. jolaine maxwell is the daughter of british newspaper. baron robert maxwell, in court accuser showed evidence of maxwell's close relationship to late fine and sheer and convicted sex offender, jeffrey epstein. epstein was jailed in 2019 based on charges of sex trafficking minors, but he committed suicide in prison while awaiting trial. in the current court case of delane maxwell, she was found to have helped epstein systematically procure young girls some as young as 14. the charges against maxwell were brought forward by 4 victims, but many more feel they have been served justice. this is a victory for all of the victims of miss maxwell and abstain. moreover, i think this is a victory for all young children, boys, girls, women, and men who are victims of abuse or like this. it will give them the needed push to
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step forward and to speak their truth and to hopefully get justice like these young girls have with respect to miss maxwell. that a fence up to 60 year old is being used as a scapegoat for other people's crimes. i, we firmly believe in glens, innocence. obviously we are very disappointed with the verdict. we have already started working on the appeal, and we are confident that she will be vindicated everyone the healthy, have a happy new year. how you doing, maxwell now stands to spend the rest of her life in prison if she receives the maximum possible sentence of 65 years. so where does the case go from here? d w correspondence step on simon's with more on that. that is a sentencing error dates to be sets and this is when the judge comes out and
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announces what he sense into but you hurt already the attorney for mr. xle saying that they are working on the appeal. so this will definitely go into an appeal in an appeals court will be a then have the, the job of sorting this out if this appeal is, is legitimate. and if there is, are grounds actually, if there are grounds for an appeal. now the prosecution, that's what many experts say made really, really sure that they are, that they give because they were actually expecting ain't an appeal, no matter what. when if it makes mist, maxwell would have been found guilty. but they made sure that this is somewhat of an air tight prosecution. they delivered with the testimony of those 4 victims, for example, as at rest. so this is going to be a hard time from his maxwell in the appeals court, i would think and again 65 years in prison, this is the rest of her life. a round up of some of the other headlines now. police in hong kong have formerly charged 2 people from the online pro democracy news
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outlet. stan, news with sedition. the national security police have not however, officially named those being charged. the announcement comes a day after authorities rated the office of stand news. the publication has said it will now cease operations. strong winds and drought conditions in argentina have intensified wildfires raging in the south of the country. some $250.00 firefighters and national park employees are involved in battling the blazes. in the padded goni, a region official say the fires have already destroyed thousands of hector's affords. at least 9 people have died after a truck and a minibus glided on a highway in central chile, 8 people reportedly died at the scene and a 9th 1st and was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital hours later. the minibus was reportedly carrying agricultural workers. the body of south africa's archbishop desmond tutu
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has been brought to a historic cape town cathedral where it will lie in state for 2 days from mourners to pay their final respects. his simple wooden coffin was carried by 6 anglican priests to saint george's cathedral where 22 once preached against white minority rule. he will be cremated and his ashes buried on new year's day. inside his former parents anti apartheid icon and nobel peace prize war it died last sunday at the age of 90. 0, every day at noon this week to bells at saint george's cathedral and across south africa have chimed in. remembrance of the former archbishop's flowers, a mass for desmond tutu though he wanted no grand display of mourning, his daughter and tom b. thank people around the world for their support. it has been such an out
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flooring of love and support and that we, we, we don't have enough mouth. there are times in the last sharing story. that times we are crying as we come to turn life without dead cape towns. city icons are illuminated in the purple of 2 tooth clerical robes. south africa, the president added his words to the chorus of tributes because he was the voice of the voices. he was the one person who paid for justice for people living with a b. as for the l g b t q, i lost community and for they did jacketed and the oppressed people. not only in our country footage from 985 shows to, to calming an angry mob who had been beating and alleged apartheid collaborator. he
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was one of the strongest voices for peace. so resistance against the system oppressing south africa, the black people we know, we know who we know. we struggle because he, he later traveled the world campaigning for human rights against time of phobia. israel's treatment of palestine and climate change. one of his last public appearances receiving a cove at 19 vaccine, sending a message of social solidarity right to the end. saturday's funeral will be limited to just $100.00 guests inside the cathedral, but will be followed by countless more outside and around the world. a little change of pace. now, while santa claus has already come and gone in the western world in russia, the arrival of his equivalent father frost,
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is still highly anticipated. and this 6 meter tall snow sculpture in the city of al bins is set to bear an accurate likeness building a snow statue in front of the town hall just before the new year is somewhat of a tradition in the city. legend says, father frost brings presents for the children in russia on new year's day. you watching d. w. news coming up next is a documentary about v w's diesel emissions scandal. a michael oak, who in berlin from me and the entire news team here, take care and see you at the top of the next step. the green do you feel worried about the planning meeting on the old hosting the.

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