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i'm going to go 1st and i work a double. to get out of that but. this is t w news live from berlin and hong kong reports a death from corona virus the 2nd fatality outside of mainland china thousands of health care workers walk off the job demanding that the territories government completely closed the border with china. and almost 4000 people on a board on board a cruise ships anchored off of japan are being tested for the virus some people on board are ill and the disease has been confirmed and
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a man who left the ship in hong kong plus which way did they vote technology issues delay the results of the democrats' iowa caucuses so no one yet knows of which of the leading presidential hopefuls have won the support of the state's democrats and it took the fatwa to allow it but on world cancer day we find out how wind is made from human hair are providing great therapy for pakistani women who have lost their own hair to cancer. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program a 2nd death from corona virus outside of mainland china has been confirmed in hong kong the 1st death was in the philippines china says that 425 people have now died of the disease and the number of confirmed infections has surged above 20000
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president xi jinping has declared what he calls a people's war of prevention on the virus but alarmist spreading in hong kong which was badly affected by the sars virus 18 years ago. ah. the best medicine is closing the border with china that's the demand from thousands of striking hong kong health care workers want from the government. a lot of things i hope the government listens to on demand quickly closes over borders and brings this epidemic under control i felt. it comes as hong kong became the 2nd place outside of the chinese mainland to report a death from the corona virus a 39 year old man who was suffering an underlying illness travel to we han in january hong kong's chief executive criticised the protestors and defended her decision to leave some parts of the border open. i certainly would not agree with the allegation that we. are not addressing this public health concern
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adequately the alarm has long since spread across china including to shanghai featuring unusually empty streets but among those out and about. taking precautions is a must do not make them wear masks when they go eyes when they come home to have to wash their hands. i believe in our country will overcome this. the number of confirmed infections rose by several 1000 again leaving many wondering when the worst will be over. for more let's bring in charlotte charleston pil our correspondent in hong kong charlotte what has been the impact of this strike. regarding the medical services in the city. well this is now the 2nd day of a 5 day strike by those medical workers here in hong kong serin authorities already
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. saying that there is a serious impact on the health care community the medical authority has already warned that emergency services have been affected citing in particular town and near nato intensive. there is some concern about the thousands of people who have walked off the job already and what could happen in the days ahead those who are taking part in this strike pointed out any disruption to medical services so far would be nothing compared to the disruption of a major outbreak of the new coronavirus here in hong kong they are warning that as it stands not enough preventive measures have been taken including the food closure of the borders naysay that they are not adequately prepared to be able to deal with a major outbreak but nevertheless i mean how how much support is there for the striking personnel because you know just on the face of it it appears
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counterproductive to strike at a time when the corona virus is indeed spreading. well that certainly has been the argument from some in the medical profession warning as you say now is not the time to walk off the job as the chief executive carry lam's also urging medical staff to go back to work to she's criticized this strike now what has to be pointed out is not all medical stop all taking part in this this is something that's been organized by a huge new union that was recently during the probe the anti-government protests people who we've spoken to there whether or not they actually support this strike action do last really seem to be behind the motivation for this strike people we spoke to said that they do once all the borders with mainland china to be closed that of cool has there those fears are only being increased today by the news that a 39 year old man who had visited we had in mainland china at the epicenter of the
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outbreak has lost his life today there's been 2 more confirmed cases and the fear the 4th is 17 cases now confirmed may have been transmitted here in hong kong there is no there is for all known to have traveled to mainland china that is something that is only increasing fear here particularly in light of the sols epidemic as has been mentioned in which nearly 300 people lost their lives in this very a densely populated city so a lot of people here say they do support the full closure of the borders here with mainland china charlotte sell some pill in hong kong thank you charlotte. and as the number of corona virus cases continues to mount countries are taking drastic action to prevent it spread japan has quarantined a cruise ship carrying almost 4000 people over fear of an outbreak onboard the diamond princess is now anchored in yokohama bay
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a former passenger tested positive for the corona virus after disembarking in hong kong days earlier a medical team has boarded the ship and is checking passengers so far 8 people on board have shown symptoms such as fever passengers say they have been told to wait in their cabins to be tested. and our earlier we asked chilean rial why the japanese government have put the ship in pointing you can see yokohama behind me that's about 3 or 4 kilometers distant where i am i mean a residential district overlooking the ports but the japanese authorities as i just want to keep this out they have had 20 confirmed in japan's fall but they're very concerned that if 3700 people got off the boat it's actually all of them might be carrying this disease could have a bigger problem will need hands but it looks like we're going to have to go through the entire book from stem to stern very very carefully and shit every individual may not want a couple has done and of course all of that we have to wait for the results of
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these tests to come through to be confirmed and of course the boat and us to be cleaned from stem to stern is going to be alone i'm painstaking process and that was journalist julian rial in yokohama a quick check of some other stories making news around the world record in iran has sentenced a man to death for spying for the cia a court spokesperson said that the iranian man was paid to send information about the country's nuclear program to the u.s. spy agency in another case to charity workers received a long jail sentences on similar charges. kenya's former autocratic president a daniel arap moyet has died at the age of 95. if he will kenya for 24 years until 2002 becoming the country's longest standing leader he ran the country as a one party state in which corruption and human rights abuses became widespread. and accord and south africa has issued a warrant for the arrest of former president jacob zuma he failed to appear at
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a hearing over corruption charges which he denies his lawyer said that the former president was overseas seeking medical treatment zuma resigned in 2018 after almost a decade in office. the u.s. senate has heard closing arguments in the impeachment trial of president donald trump democrats argue that trump abused his power by pressuring ukraine to investigate a political rival republican said the tramp did nothing illegal republican controlled senate is expected to acquit trump on wednesday. 86 children and their families have arrived in the jordanian capital amman after being flown out of war torn yemen it was the 1st of what the united nations hopes will be a series of so-called mercy flights the 5 year civil war has left yemen's main airport cut off to civilians but an agreement between the warring parties means that some critically ill patients can now fly out of the country to get the
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treatment they need. ordinary children about to embark on an extraordinary journey. these are some of the human sickest youngsters today that being flown out of the war ravaged country for medical treatment. is the 1st time in more than 3 years that aid flights have been allowed to leave the airport in the yemeni capital sana'a and it's a day the children and their families have waited for. these been suffering from kidney failure for the past 5 years and there isn't any treatment in yemen they don't do transplants in yemen. my son has a birth defect in his spinal cord and thank god now the journey has started the journey that we've been promised for the past year and a half that we've been waiting for it we're going there i'm sure most of the other patients are women and children suffering with cancer and brain tumors they'll get treatment now in egypt and jordan. the flights of the hard won result of
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2 years of u.n. brokered peace talks between yemen's rival parties a tangible confidence building measure between the who's the rebels who control sana airport and the saudi led coalition that controls the airspace above it the u.n. hopes this is just the start. there are literally thousands of patients who need this care this is the 1st flight there will be more the solution is to end the war and to open the airport dishonors of the game many civilians and their families travel for everything need to go in order to get the help that they today's guards process. these children are almost too young to remember yemen in peace time. now after 5 years of misery that's at least a flicker of hope for the country's most vulnerable citizens. some good.
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technical glitches have delayed the release of results from the iowa caucuses that kick off america's presidential election democratic voters attended local meetings across the state to start the process of determining which candidate will challenge president donald trump in november the party officials say there have been problems with a new smartphone app for reporting local results. all of the rallies had long been organized but the victory speech is now on ice democratic presidential candidate joe biden was one of the favorites to win in the iowa caucuses his words hinted it had been a difficult night was the warning case is going to be close we're going to walk out of here with our share of delegates we don't know exactly what it is yet but we feel good about where we are and look so so our song new hampshire i was in south carolina well
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beyond the rest of the market was. the issue that is the delay has caused embarrassment for the democrats biden's campaign wrote a letter demanding a full explanation for the problems. but some of the candidates used the delay to declare their successes regardless of when those results already out so i have a good feeling we're going to be doing very very well here was a night an improbable became an undeniable reality was and if the candidates weren't getting ahead of themselves their supporters were very kind as to cluster. call so i'm just going to tell you what i do know your. was.
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headed to more than 1600 locations across the state to take part in the caucus democratic officials responsible for communicating the results brain default with the reporting. all the candidates are united in their dislike of president donald trump but his campaign has laps out what it calls a meltdown the current even run a caucus and they want to run the government no thank you trump's campaign manager tweeted it's unclear when the results will be announced from now iowa committees. on the world health organization says that the number of people suffering from cancer is likely to rise sharply in the coming years the warning is included in a report that the organization has released for world cancer day the good news is that more research better treatments and programs to prevent cancer could help save lives over the next decade cancer kills an estimated 9600000 people in 2018 only heart disease causes more deaths the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer
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are lung cancer and breast cancer each responsible for just under 12 percent of all cases they're followed by colorectal cancer at around 10 percent and smoking tobacco tops the list of preventable causes of cancer deaths that is followed by an unhealthy diet obesity and lack of exercise. and joining us now from geneva is the world health organization's dr andre. welcome to the program and thank you so much for joining us there have been great strides in preventing and treating cancer as we've heard but the w.h.o. report it warns of a spike in the number of cases saying that we can expect a 60 percent rise in the next 2 decades one is that forecasts oh hi. i think sarah the cancer burden we know will grow in high income countries and this report shows that it is also going to increase significantly in low and middle
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income countries as governments are no more effectively treating traditional challenges infectious diseases maternal deaths we know that people will be exposed to the chronic risk factors that will increase the likelihood that they will develop cancer perhaps in their forty's fifty's and sixty's so what this report shows is that in fact governments in low and middle income countries will see an 80 percent increase or greater this is an urgent call for a global response to the cancer burden to set priorities and to invest wisely to prevent and to control cancer cases everywhere let's talk about one of those priorities which is you know survival after diagnosis because it appears as if there's a lot of inequality in who survives especially between developed and developing nations what do we need to do to narrow that disparity. yeah that's absolutely right sara now we know that progress has been made in high income countries there has been incredible innovation and research and investments in cancer control in high income countries but we know both within high income countries the poor
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communities and developing countries have not had access to those innovations and how to set the global agenda we have to make decisions as to what are the most impactful and effective treatment and prevention options in that regard for example we see that within the w.h.o. we've called for the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem this could be a major achievement and it's achievable in the next $5.00 to $8.00 decades so before $2100.00 that means cancers like cervical cancer can be wiped out entirely now to do that we have to focus on pillars of action prevention early detection and treatment we will need action in all those domains for example h.p.v. vaccination detecting cancer early or screening to prevent cancer from starting cervical cancer screening and then building capacity in treatment because there will be many women there will be many individuals who will develop cancer even in the best situations of prevention in fact in the next decade alone we know that
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200000000 people will be diagnosed with cancer and will require treatment so we must focus on building capacity that is how do we establish a stronger set of workforce i rebuilt cancer centers and doing that will ensure that that divide you're mentioning can be narrowed and that pillar of prevention that you have mentioned the report also focuses on the importance of exercise to fight cancer why is it's effective. that is in fact one of the increasing risk factors that we have to consider as we look at the next $1.00 to $2.00 decades obesity and a lack of physical activity will in fact increase the cancer burden for high income countries but also for low and middle income countries in the past 15 years effectively every country in the world has seen an increase in obesity and obesity is a major risk factor for cancer so physical activity and healthy diet is an important pillar for prevention as you're saying but in fact it's also an important pillar
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for people who are actively receiving cancer treatment and also for cancer survivors we know that cancer survivors who are able to be physically active maintain a healthy body weight are in fact at risk for their cancer coming back and at lower risk for developing a 2nd type of cancer dr andrea bowie from the world health organization in geneva thank you it's a hair loss as the result of cancer can be devastating and is often cited as the single worst side effect of treating the disease a unique pakistani organization hair to help encourages women to donate their hair for wigs and then those wigs are given to cancer patients but it turns out that it took a fatwah for that to happen explains from lahore. since being diagnosed with breast cancer not one of those shot has pierced many challenges after several rounds of chemotherapy the 50 year old wasn't prepared for the side effects of her treat going. to fell out i cried
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a lot it was very long and beautiful i asked my mom if it would come back. my hair has now regrown but it's not like it was before. us and the this is a devastating loss but we believe we have everything as a test from god. over the last 25 years bucket start has been a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with cancer according to the world health organization 174000 cases were recorded in 2008 to. 20 percent of those for vim and with breast cancer but years of foreign investment in the health care system is highlighting the country's inability to tackle growing health crisis and it often here and afterthought it is often left to
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charities to help and feel like them says again. here to help is one such organization members of the public here which is then turned into and given to those in hospital wards of charge. initial resistance from some people to the initiative forced the charity to get an islamic scholar to issue a fatwa in favor of people donating hair who get beat that he may still believe that this is a sin especially if the head they donate is misused but i assure them we have nothing to do with black magic what i encouraged by telling them that their hair will grow back on that for women who are going through this trauma these weeks can be a huge boost to their self-esteem. their good looking right there. human hair and because i heard
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a star i am looks more natural which is why it is preferred over synthetic. but they're more expensive to me so the charity offers donors free here kurt as an incentive to come forward. when they're difficult cancer patients go through a difficult time finding this disease and then they suffer from hair loss and hair is important to the overall appearance of a woman in pakistan as citizens it's our duty to encourage those in need. and for donors like someone they know that this small gesture can make a big difference to them and recovering from cancer. now to some other news in bolivia political parties have begun by just hearing their candidates for upcoming presidential elections exiled former leader even without list will not be standing his party has appointed former economy minister in the east as its candidate the vote is due in may. migrants clashed with police during protests on the greek
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island of lesbos officers used tear gas to disperse some 2000 migrants who were rallying against conditions in camps on the island writes groups in the un have expressed concerns over conditions and long application process sometimes. in australia some 80 koalas have been injured and dozens killed. after their habitat in the gum tree plantation was bulldozed the incident is now under investigation environmentalists have described it as a massacre it comes on top of the countless koala deaths in recent bushfires. the flemish artist young fan i was one of the great innovators of renaissance art in the early 15th century so realistic were his 3 dimensional illusions that some thought he was a sorcerer well this new exhibition which is called an optical revolution is the title of the most comprehensive exhibition of his work ever assembled it's just
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opened at the museum of fine arts in the belgian city of get. these statues seem to leap out of the frame the figures are given a 3 dimensional quality by the painted reflection in the background they have a physical presence but they're actually just 2 dimensional paintings in the middle ages on ike was the 1st artist to paint optical illusions on wooden panels. it was the one who showed us how we need to look and he still has a decisive influence on how we see we are as a more to this day. son ike did that by perfecting his own oil painting technique 600 years ago he was rendering detail down to the millimeter in a garment so real you can almost feel their textures he created masterpieces so realistic that they almost seem photographic supports me help i think he was grabs
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short sighted because shots like that people concentrate on detail. but fun i'd also never loses view of the complete picture that the. look fine ike depicted the people of his time and biblical figures in equal measure this is a unique opportunity to get up close to numerous fan ikes there usually scattered around the world in various museums these alter panels adorn the cathedral and get his 1st large work is protected behind bulletproof glass yann fun ike master of realism a revolutionary who changed the course of art history. to some football news now and you're going club's decision not to attend liverpool's anguished f.a. cup replay against minnes shrewsbury town will cost their opponents more than half a $1000000.00 euros in lost t.v. and ticket revenue according to the club's coach sam rec it's now club and his
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entire 1st team squad will take the mid-season break a stansted of competing in tuesday's tie in protest against fixture congestion youth players will fill the team for the clash cup matches against premier league clubs are usually an opportunity for lower league teams to secure valuable revenue . but they say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but how about combining that with a hot bath well that is exactly how these cappy survived the long winter at a zoo north of tokyo weighing up at $65.00 kilos they are the world's largest rodents and always draw a crowd the zoo is hoping to boost visitor numbers during the year of the racked by showing off these huge furry animals in and out of the water. a combined are now the top stories we've been following for you here in news
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thousands of hong kong health care workers walked off the job demanding that the territories government completely close the border with china to keep out the coronavirus a man has died in hong kong from the virus only the 2nd fatality outside of mainland china. and coming up on g.w. our documentary series close up reports on the bushfires in australia i'm sorry kelly thanks for watching.
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the body. buster. the fire set devastated human and natural environments alike. how are the people fairing now one politicians to be held accountable rihanna and will australia never fully recover from the destruction of a continent in images cycle ravaged by drought and fire close up.
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a woman they everything connected to jewish culture today researchers are searching for the missing works of art. it's challenging for the experts. and painful for the descendants. of the so money looted art in the 3rd reich she starts feb 10th on t.w. . more than 12000000 hectares of land have been ravaged since the outbreak of the astray in bushfires in october 2900 that's an area almost one and a hard times the size of australia.


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