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this is "outside source." at least there is some respite for those passengers on the ship in japan. passengers who tested negative r coronavirus canal leave quarantine. the whole process has been widely criticized. asu.k. h been outlining what it wants immigration to look like after brexit. workers who are low-skilled and lopay will not be getting a visa. sussex, they want to stand down a senior royals, bnd details wicoming at the end of march. america is supposed to be free of political interference, but we have president trump pardoning other people. we will look into whether that is still the case. ♪
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ros: let me start by giving you a fulcoupdate on the navirus. we know that in china, the number of infections is passed 74,000. the number of people who have died as past 2000, and the biggest concentratioe of cases outs china, well, that is in yokohama in japan, and that o this ship, the diamond princess. it has been quarantined for more than two weeks, and 600 passenrs and crew have been tested positiv one in six of those on the ship when the aga those who tested negative are now being able to leave. laura becker was there to watch that play out. la one by one, they were fitted on buses, what appears to be plastic sheets to keep the passengs in the bus driver separate, but they were taken to central yokohama, where many, we are told, got onto o
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trainsr other buses to use public transport to get me. even though these passengers have tested negative for coronavirus, it could spark a global threat. so many cases where peoe have been getting this virus, showing no symptoms whatsoever, or they have been testing negative for several weeks and tn finally testing positive. ros: the passengers are from more than 50 countries, and as they head home, tre are concer it may create a new wave of global infections. there are many questions about how japan has handled this more broadly. here is one health expert who visited the ship. >> having the infected and noninfected, that is the most dangerous way of.etting infect i got shocked, i was scared of having the infection, and i still am scared of developing the disease in the next couple of days. it matches the fear of when i was in africa, because you know
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where the virus does increase, and you know where thet. patient is k ros: that is a reference to workingth oebola outbreak in 2014 in west africa. the center for diseaseol con says the quarantine measures on the ship may have slowed down smission, but it may no have been enough to prevent some ansmission on the ship. safe to say that was the case. s goes on to the rate of infections on board, especially those among without systems -- especially among those without symptoms, represents an ongoing risk. one crew member posted on fail speak saying "the terror of theu coronais increasing every moment. i request the government take us out of here and olate us. we should be screened and isolated," but thatpp did not , and criticism is mounting. thege recent newsy: japan found that more than half of able in japan are not happy with how prime minister shie has looked after this. the government, though, has been
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defending it decision, as had the japanese society for infection, prevention, and control. this professor lead its sp tion of the boat. keeping the passengers and crew oia board was appro, because no large quarantine station was available on l e believe there are good and bad points about howalt with the cruise ship. the government will examine and learn from this experience. ros: there is still a lot of misinformation about this virus from the very start. a map, which h been widely shared and used by media outlets around the world, for example, this australian tv networks, you can see it saying new map shows whe in the world wuhan residents have gone. but that is not what the map shows. it is a 10-year-old map showing global air travel. the red lines show flight routes, nothing to do with the virus. in new map is a lot better, 27
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countries where we have confirmed cases, and they are all marked here in red. so with criticism japan, criticism of china's handling of this, too, tugh the two countries handle it in quite different ways. three journalists from the "wall street journal"e hen told to leave china after an opinion piece criticized china's response to the crisis. here it is, the hide line "china is the real sick man of asia." it goes on to say "its finanal markets may be even more dangerous than its wildlife markets." it has given these journalists five days to leave the count even though, and this is quite a detail, they did not read theti e. steven mcdonald is in beijing. stephen: three cecrespondence d from china all from the same newspaper i have been here since 2005 to die have never seen anything like i their credentials are not extended. this is the first time in
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decade that correspondents, who had existg potentials, are told "pack up your bs and get out," giving them five days tr leave the co these three correspondence had nothing to do withhe opinion piece which was carried in the "wall street journal," describing china as "the real sick man of asia." it could be that there are legitimate grievances with that heline. i mean, people may think that i again, these reporters hadut nothing to do with that, and so that is why there is a lot of analysis wondering -- what is really going on here? why kick out three correspondence from the se newspa? well, have a look at the timing. it is a day after the u.s. declared these five chinese media outlets inside the united states as being effectively like diplomatic missions.
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hl is h symbolic, like a message from the trump s ministration that these media organizatie not real reporters, it isctike saying efely "you are a part of the communist china," so a day after that, we have three porters from the "wall street journal" kicked out. it does seem like quit a coincidence. many are asking questions about that. either way, this is bound to cause increased diplomatic tension between washington and beijing. ros: you can find updated information on the coronavirus at let's talk about the duke and duchess of sussex. they wilunt out -- carry out their final roles asenior members of the royal family until march. then they will be represented by the charitable foundation. of course, we knew all of this was happening. in january, harry and meghan announced they would step back fr royal duties, and they want to work to become financially independent. today, we find out the chronology of that. dymond with the latest fromny buckingham palace.
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jonny: it will be one last ngroyalement and march, then at the end of march, the public royal role for harry and meghan will be over. we are told they will visit the that will be in a private, but capacity. they will not be moving on behalf of the queen, and that means their office will close. theil duke hold onto the titles and military ranks when he was in theorces, but his honorary command, like the captain generals here at the eoyal marines, will suspended.they will both still s the duke and duchess of sussex. . th will hang onto the title "his or her royal highness," but they will not use to the r not they will be able to calal themselves rwe don't know. i think it is likely that they won't be able to. wwel find out later in the year. ros: the british governments has unveiledew immigration system. before brexit, citizens of eu countries had free movement to
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the u.k. that will not be the case after the end of the transition period , at the end of this year. der this new system, potential migrants will have to meet certain criteria before getting a work visa. here is an example of how it can work. ifan someone to come to the u.k. as a university resrcher, they would get 20 points for a jo offer, 20 more points for that job being at al certain sk level, 10 points for speaking good english, and another 20 for having a phd in eye science subject. that would reach 70 points, which is the requireder level here is the u.k. home secretary with more details. >> this is the first time in more than 40 years where the british government will determine its own immigration policy, and we will also be able to determine the type of systewi that i be in control of, and we are bringing an end to ee movement of labor, which of course is links our membership with the european union. and as you havelre dy said, we longer going to have a loop for low skilled workers to
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come to the u.k. this will now be a sine global syst that does not discriminate as to whether or not you come from the eu or from outside of the e ros: this could mean some eu citizens who are currently in the u.k. either would not have been able to come if the system had been in fiace when they t applied. here is valerie esposito, a generalist, sayingus am lucky, bei have been here for years, but it turns out as things si would not be allowed to live and workn the u.k. under the new points-based system." another example, tonya, ai activist,"i came to the u.k. years ago, phd in hand, and i volunteered hundreds of hours. under the pnned immigration stem, i would not have been able to come here,. -- to come." brexit leader nigel faraj says this is a step in the right direction, taking ontrol control has to be a priority. net migration, he says, must go down pure and we will see.f
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that happe for some people outside the european union, certainly things could actually get easier. let's hear from bbc's danny sure. danny: previously come under the current system, coming outside of the european union, the rules were very strict. there was a limit the number of skilled labor workers who could come in and also requirements for what constituted can stilld -- skil work. you're tighter than they were. this is really for people om the europe union who are used to coming here, living an working freely under the movement rule ros: there will be a salary threshold of around 25,000 pounds,. around $33,0 this means you must earn this level are more as you getk w visa. there will be some extensions -- exceptions. it will go down to 20,000 pounds for specific shortages, that could be nursing or civil
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engineering. other sectors will be expected to train more british or an increase more information. here is pretty patel again -- priti patel again. sec. patel: invest in skills across all sec. ros: part of the government's calculation is there are almost 8.million peopl between ages of 60 and 64 economically inactive, other words unemployed are not available for work. the government thinks some of those people can return to the workforce. bbc looked at the figure. 20% are students, 20% are sick, mostly with long-term illnesses. if you take those people out of the calculations, you addre peoe who retired early or people who spend time loing after their homer family, you take it down to 2 million. still a lot but obviously not here is another graphic that
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shows the unemployment rate in the last 10 years in the u.k. you can see the pattern, down-and-out, currently the lowest level since 1975. bbc news night's policy editor louis goodall points out contexts i important here, jobs are not scarce, there are few people here who are, a,illing to do these, and be, able to do them. it is how certain industries can adjust it we will have to see if let's see about the director of the museum at oxford university. >> they are actually not very profitable, and some may be able to mechanized machines in othe cases. they may not have those options and basically either produce less, in some cases even go out of business. ros: there is much moron that online, if you would like, at in a few mines, we will
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discuss president trump, commuting the sentence of this man, rod look of events -- rod blagojevich. ♪ u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo has ended his trip to utafrica with warnings a business, government, and trade. in the f told an audience that foreign aid was not theolion to alleviating all the dirty. --lliating poverty. he also said countries should be aware of authoritarian regimes and what he called "empty promises." here is what he had to say about south africa. sec. pompeo: look at the failed policies ie, zimbaanzania, and right here in ethiopia. south africa is debating an amendment to permit the
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expropriation of private property without compensatn. that would be disastrous for that economy, and most importantly for the south african people. ro ♪ ros: im ros atkins here for "outside source." international criticism for the response of the coronavirus outbreak on diamond princess cruise ship, which has been docked in yokohama for more than two weeks. and to bring you some of the top stories from the bbc service, the.n. has warned fighting in northwest syria could escalate, putting thousands of people in danger. almost a million people have fled that offensive with governme rels, heavily populated areas, where many have sought shelter. state senate has voted
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decriminalize polygamy. currently anyone w w found have more than one spouse faces up to five years in prison paired supporters say the move will help victims of abuse in communities which practice polygamy. critics are warning it could empower abusers. youg are watchhe six ordinary video from london is a patient playinghe violin -- you are watching this extraordinary video fr london. it is a patient playing the violin while receiving brain surgery. parts of the bra control hand movement and delicate operation, and i'm glad to report, the surgery we well. now here we have the "washington po attorney general william barr has told people close to him that he is considering quitting. next, we have a tweet from the department of justice addressing rumors the attorney general has no plans to resign pure and what
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can be sure of is that william barr was uncomfortable with president trump's tweets about various department of justice investigations, for example, here he is in a interview la weeka.g. a.g. barr: to have public statements and tweets about the department, about people in the department, our men and women here, about cases pending in the rtment, and about judges before whom we have cases,h, make it impossible for me to do my job and to assure the courts and the prosecors and the department that we are doing our work with integrity. ros: the center of this particular political maelstrom is ts man. pthis is roger stone,resident trump's friend, former advisor p vihe had been ced of lying to congress and witness tampering. he is risk -- he is awaiting sentencing. the president was furious about the whole thing, saying "this is
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e a horrid very unfair situation. the real crimes," he says," were the other side, suggesting the crimes roger stone has committed are not real crimes, and he put pressure on the partment of justice to look at the situation hloe the doj did at the sentencing guidelines, proposed shorter sentences. then four prosecutors on the case stood down in response, o tment entirel william barr is accused of taking political instruction. let's hear fm the president. first of all, onrohe issue of r stone. prtrump: just so you involved. i chose not to be i am allowed to be totally involved. i am actually, i guess, the chief law enforcement officer of the cotry. ros: justice in america is supposed to be free from political interference. it is not always looking like it at the moment paired we should also note it has been a good week for white collar criminals. idprt trump has issued a
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pardon for the former new york police commissionertehat was convof tax fraud in 2010. he tweeted, "there are no rds," he says "to express my gratitude to president trump." i will bet therere. the president has community sentence of former governor roy blunt g problem go veg -- -- rod blagojevich. he had been on "the celebrity apprentice," andkiere is him sp. rod: he did not have to do this. he is a republican president, i was a democrat. when he did, isehink simply es a great amount of appreciation on my part, personally. he has for me, my deepest, most
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profound, and evee.asting gratit ros: prosecutors in the blagojevich case said the fact of the matter is the governoras convicted for very serious crimes. those who betray and are elected to serve will be held to account. for a less generous interpretation, here is david corn, washington burea chief the website mother jones. he says "this is a "screw you" p secutors who work hard on these cases." ihe the president on mr. blagojevich. pres. trump: he served eight years in jail. he had a long time to go. many people disagree with the sentence. he was a democrat, not a republic. it was a prosecution by the same people, comey,at fitck, the same group. ros: let's bring in julia manchester from the hill website.
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julia, great to have you on the program. is donald trump doing anything different to what previous presidents have done? julia: he absolutely is. in this way, he is essentially moving to pardonathese figures ave been very controversial, and the way he is doing it is very public. obviously, other presidents have pardoned oer controversial figures, however, president trump is different and that he has lo of ties to these figures. you mentioned before, rod blagojevich is obviously an acquaintance of president trump, was on "the apprentice," when president trump was hosting that show. so i think there is an entirely new element to this situation th we have not seen in previous cases, and i think it is opening the door to lots of criticism to president trump. ros: what about these rumorll about m barr? we have "the post" saying he is thinking about quitting, the doj what are you hearing out the help? -- the at the hill?
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julia: d justice depart is pushing back, saying he has no plans to resign, but barr is unr enormous pressure. the chieof staff or the communications director unr trump is the hdest job in washington, but i actually think it is the attorney general. william bar seems to be undermined by president trump and the media. president trump tweeting yesterday at he is the chief law enforcement oicer, though he technically is not, that is attorney general william barr tonight i think william barr is constantly having to push back with career officials in the doj about president trump's tweeting, as well as white house officials and prident trump, and remember, william barr probably is not getting a lot of heads up to these tweets that president trump is sending out, so that is w.king his job enormously difficult right ros: stay with me, please, julia. is weekend, the democrats wil be focused on nevada, for nevada
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voting on the democratic presidential nominee. these six candidates will be per dissipating in a live tv debate later in las vegas. bernie sanders, he is the front runner at the moment, but mike bloomberg isetting a lot of tention. he has shifted to second place in the polls. st time l be the f will debate his rivals on stage. so far, his bampaign hn mainly involved in spending millions and millions of dollars on political advertising. julia, i sure you will be watching. . . what are you watching out for? julia: i will be watching out for a tax michael bloomberg is getting paired all day today, all day yesterday, we sawathat the demo contenders that will be participating on the debate staave been attacking mike bloomberg in some way. my bloomberg has also been undes the mediautiny in recent days due to unearthed comment out controversial policies ke stop and frisk, redlining, andllegedly sexist comments about women, so he will definitely be pressed by the this issue tonight.derators on
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but overall, this is the fir time we will see mike bloomberg during this campaign really under pressure. he h not given a lot of national or international tv interviews or printntviews, and he has not participated in a debate, so this will be a first ssme we will get to see him operate under pe. ros: and i know he is putting a loof emphasis on his ability to take on donald trump, but in terms of policies, what are his flagship policies? whatre his big issues he is trying to push? jonny: well -- julia: well, before michael i bloomberg jumpo the race, he was involved with organizations that would combat iolence, combating clima change. those are two of his main policies that you hear him talking about, but he is definitely considered a more moderate democrat. mike bloomberg used to a republican in his past life, so he is definitely a bit more moderate on these issues. he will not be siding with bernie sanders and elizabeth warren when it ces toedicare for all, so he will be offering an image of america that is probably more similar tohat
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joe biden or pete buttigieg or amy klobuchar will be talking about. ros: julia we always appreciate your help. please come ba and see us. now,yi s on the issue of presidential pardons, lawyers for julian assange areseroducing witn and tradition hearing in london. he claims presidentrump offered the wikileaks founder a pardon if he said russia was not during the u.s. election. this is mr. assange's website, wikileaks, operating today. published a series of emails that wereighly embarrassing for democratic nominee hillary clinton in the final weeks of th2016 campaign. president trump's critics was part of a tactic to claim a republican victory. they want assigns to face 18 charges, including conspiring to commit computer intrusion. the extradition hear nfor this presentation is madeossible by... man: babbel, an onne program developed
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narrator: funding for this presentation is made possible by... woman: babbel, a language app that teaches real life conversations in a new language, like spanish, french, german, italian and more. babbel's 10 to 15 minute lessons are available as an app or online. more inforormation on narrator: funding also provided by... the freeman fountion. by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation. pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers likeou, thank you. woman: and now, bbc worlnews.


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